The management of Al Murooj Rotana Dubai announced the appointment of Rula Khulaif as the five star property’s new Director of Business Development and Mark Barakat as the new Director of Food and Beverages.

Rula was brought up in Jordan and holds a BA degree in literature; she has had an extensive sixteen years of experience in the field of hospitality working in some of the most popular international hotels until she joined Rotana in 2007. She has acquired an essential knowledge and has had a thriving career that will play an important part in developing the relationship between Al Murooj and its clients. In her new assignment, Rula will be handling the company growth and working on maximizing business opportunities for the property.

Commenting on her new assignment: It is indeed a privilege and a great challenge for me to lead the business development team of Al Murooj Rotana Hotel’s one of the established and popular five star hotels in Dubai.

Originally from Lebanon, Mark graduated from Lausanne University in Switzerland with a Science and International Hospitality degree. He started his successful career in Le Richemond in Geneva and Lausanne Palace also in Switzerland and continued his vocation in the UAE with Rotana where he has been working for seven years; Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Bustan Rotana Dubai and Fujairah Rotana Resort and Spa.

Joining with his ten years of diverse and rich experience in the field of Hospitality, Mark will be of a great contribution to the F&B operations.  In his new role, he will be managing the Food and Beverages department to maintain the high standards of the already popular outlets at Al Murooj Rotana.

Commenting on his new assignment, Mark stated, “It is of great honor to be part of this hotel, which has a solidly good reputation. Furthermore, I strongly believe in its products and services especially in its amazing roster of restaurants. My new post motivates me to further develop its already established food and beverage business. “