General manager, Canal Central Hotel, Shady Dawad

Shady Dawad

Central Hotels has appointed Shady Dawad as the general manager of Canal Central Hotel in Business Bay, Dubai.

Dawad, an Egyptian national, began his career in 2004 at the Le Meridien, Abu Dhabi in the front office department. He moved on to work for Millennium & Copthorne Hotels and Resorts in 2008 as rooms division manager and held several key front of house positions before working his way up to executive assistant manager of the Millennium Plaza Hotel, Dubai in 2017. He then joined Lavender Hotels, Dubai as hotel manager until mid-2018.

Group general manager, Central Hotels, Ammar Kannan enthused on Dawad’s appointment: “We are delighted to welcome Shady as the general manager of the luxurious Canal Central Hotel Business Bay. Shady has extensive management experience and a wealth of knowledge, particularly in the GCC region, which covers all key areas in terms of operations. I am confident that he will successfully lead the team at this stunning hotel and orchestrate its strong market positioning with his proactive leadership and strategic approach.”


Dawad also noted: “I am thrilled to join Canal Central Hotel Business Bay, a distinctive five-star hotel overlooking the spectacular Burj Khalifa and Dubai Canal. The beautiful hotel offers exceptional facilities and unique experiences with the signature ‘Stay Fresh’ concept including atmospheric dining venues. I look forward to working with the team in positioning the hotel as a preferred destination for both local and international travellers.”