Hotelier Middle East Power 50 2012

Welcome to the 2012 edition of the Hotelier Middle East Power 50, the only list that recognises and celebrates the top 50 hotel professionals working in the Middle East hospitality industry.

46 )Abdin Nasralla

Abdin Nasralla
Industry : Hospitality, Finance, Retail and Real Estate
Job Title: Vice President

Steering the expansion of the newly-created entity that operates the Bab Al Shams and Meydan luxury hotels in Dubai is Abdin Nasralla.

Earlier this year, Nasralla told Hotelier Middle East that Meydan Hotels & Resorts, which is part of master developer Meydan, was looking to open a third leisure offering in the emirate – on the beach. True to Nasralla’s word, last month brought the launch of Meydan Beach. The standalone beach club includes two infinity pools, a chill-out lounge, and a boutique spa and gym. It will also host renowned Milanese restaurant Giannino, the first branch outside of Milan. According to Nasralla, this is the first of many ventures as Meydan Hotels mulls overseas expansion.

Egyptian-born Nasralla has dedicated his entire career to the Middle East hospitality industry – for the most-part based in Dubai – and holds UAE citizenship, a testament to his influence on the emirate’s hospitality scene.