General manager, Sofitel Dubai Wafi, Omar Souab

Sofitel Dubai Wafi

Accor has appointed Omar Souab as the general manager of Sofitel Dubai Wafi, which is launching at the end of 2019.

Prior to his new position, Souab worked at Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort. In his new capacity, he will lead the strategic direction and manage the pre-opening operations of Sofitel’s largest property in the Middle East.

Souab assumes his new position with a wealth of experience, following a 15-year career with Accor in Morocco and the UAE. He first joined in 2004 as a sales manager at Sofitel Thalassa Marina Smir. Shortly after, he transferred to Sofitel Royal Golf El Jadida as rooms division manager in charge of sales before joining Pullman Mazagan Royal Golf and Spa El Jadida as deputy manager in 2009.

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In 2011, he moved to the UAE to work as the operations manager of Pullman Dubai Deira City Center and Residences before joining Fairmont Dubai in May 2014 as director of operations, where he was promoted to hotel manager a year later. In May 2016, Souab was appointed the general manager of Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort, and successfully opened the property in January 2017.

Managing director, Raffles Dubai & Sofitel Dubai Wafi, Ayman Gharib enthused on Souab’s appointment: “I am confident that Omar’s expertise will be inspirational for the opening of Sofitel Dubai Wafi. His wealth of experience, strategic market insight and strong leadership skills will fulfil a challenging role and exciting role.”