Operations manager, Novotel & Adagio Abu Dhabi, Haitham Galal

Novotel & Adagio Abu Dhabi

Novotel & Adagio Abu Dhabi has appointed Haitham Galal as operations manager.

Galal, an Egyptian national, assumes his new challenge with over two decades of valuable experience, with extensive knowledge in the rooms division.

He kicked off his journey in hospitality as a front desk agent at Intercontinental Hotel Abu Dhabi in 1997 and later developed his career at Al Diar Capital Hotel Abu Dhabi as a night manager, where he was promoted to the position of front office manager.


From 2006-2008, he served as the front office manager at City Seasons Hotel in Abu Dhabi, and in 2008, Galal joined the five-star Beach Rotana as assistant director of front office. From 2011-2016 he worked as the director of front office at the Yas Island Rotana and Roda Al Bustan Rotana Dubai.

Prior to his appointment, he held the position of director of rooms, whereby he was in charge of managing the hotel’s rooms and operations.

Haitham holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with distinct honours from Mansoura University in Egypt.