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Meraas appoints leader for Jebel Ali theme park

Raed Al Nuaimi to lead strategy, operations of newly-created division

Meraas Holding has named Raed Al Nuaimi as chief leisure and entertainment officer.
Meraas Holding has named Raed Al Nuaimi as chief leisure and entertainment officer.

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Dubai-based Meraas Holding has named Raed Al Nuaimi as chief leisure and entertainment officer. In his role, he will be responsible for translating Meraas’ strategic vision for Dubai by overseeing the development of leisure projects.

He will also be mandated to lead discussions with global sector operators, industry experts and intellectual property owners.

The appointment follows the announcement of the 30 million square foot multi-themed park project that will be located at Jebel Ali under the directive of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Master developer Meeras Holding has been mandated to oversee the development of this project. "We are presently at the planning stage and will announce further details in the near future," said chairman Abdulla Ahmed Mohammed Al Habbai.

Prior to his appointment, Al Nuaimi was executive director: business support with the Engineer’s Office. Al Nuaimi holds a successful track record in developing premier leisure and entertainment venues.

He is particularly regarded for his end-to-end project management skills, extending from the stage of business development and conceptualisation through to final operations and beyond

Al Habbai said: “Meraas is committed to creating projects that create a macro-economic impact on the society.

"The new division, led Al Nuaimi, will offer us an opportunity to be creative in new ways, besides adding a significant dimension to the existing business.

"Through this division, we are looking forward to developing a number of landmark projects that will redefine Dubai’s entertainment offerings and lifestyle," said Al Habbai.

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