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Dubai Holding debuts the Bahraini market through its hospitality arm, Jumeirah Group, to manage a luxury hotel

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Dubai Holding debuts the Bahraini market through its hospitality arm, Jumeirah Group, to manage a luxury hotel

Dubai, 03 December 2017: Dubai Holding, the global investment conglomerate and Sevens Holding SPC today announced the signing of a management agreement for Jumeirah Group to operate a luxury hotel in Bahrain.  The hotel, to benamed Jumeirah Royal Saray - Bahrain, is scheduled to open 27 February 2018.  The agreement marks Jumeirah Group’s entry into the Bahrain hospitality market and is a strategic milestone for the world-renowned luxury hospitality brand. 

The Jumeirah Royal Saray, which is located on the Bahrain shoreline in a premium beach front position, offers 167 guest rooms including two Royal Suites as well as a variety of dining and recreational choices including a state of the art health club and spa.

This important addition to the Jumeirah Group portfolio is in line with the Group's expansion plans across the Gulf Cooperation Council. Jumeirah Group currently operates 20 hotels in nine destinations, managing more than 6000 hotel rooms and suites. The opening of Jumeirah Royal Saray - Bahrain demonstrates the Group's focus on accelerated growth and its continued drive to export its unique brand of hospitality internationally.

Edris AlRafi, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Holding, said: "We have been looking to bring Jumeirah to Bahrain for a number of years and we are delighted to partner with Sevens Holding for Jumeirah Royal Saray - Bahrain. This signing is a significant landmark in achieving our strategic expansion goals worldwide, and this elegant hotel will be an excellent addition to the Jumeirah Group portfolio. We are very much looking forward to welcoming guests from the local community, as well as introducing this stunning destination to international travelers."

Commenting on the agreement, Mohamed Al Kayed, Chief Executive Officer of Sevens Holding said:""The Bahraini tourism industry is increasingly growing, with rising inflows of business and leisure travelers visiting the Kingdom on an annual basis. We are excited about our partnership with Jumeirah Group, and are confident that the Group's global track record of outstanding hospitality, together with our local market expertise will further enrich the regional luxury hospitality market at large."

Jumeirah Group is one of the world's most luxurious hotel groups and operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts of distinctive design, including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. The Group's portfolio extends globally with hotels and resorts in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Frankfurt, Mallorca, London, Maldives and Shanghai. Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts was recently named the Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel Brand 2017 at the World Travel Awards, and has won numerous awards andaccolades for consistently delivering on its brand promise to STAY DIFFERENT and its culture of service excellence.

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About Dubai Holding:
Dubai Holding is an investment conglomerate with operations in 12 countries employing over 20,000 people. Established in 2004, Dubai Holding today manages an AED 130 billion portfolio of assets, which supports the strong development of Dubai's non-oil economy across sectors including; tourism, hospitality, real estate, media, ICT, education, design and trade. Its portfolio includes TECOM Group, which manages 11 of Dubai's most successful business communities; Jumeirah Group, the hospitality arm which owns and operates 22 hotel developments in 10 destinations in 9 countries; Dubai Properties Group, one of the largest fully integrated and community development business in Dubai; Arab Media Group, which implements a strategic plan to develop new family destinations and further grow digital media business lines.

Dubai Holding's current project pipeline will add significantly to the Emirate's portfolio of landmarks. This includes Jumeirah Central, a mixed-use district development on Sheikh Zayed Road; and Dubai Creek Harbour, a joint venture with Emaar Properties to build a futuristic waterfront city at The Lagoons. Dubai Holding plays an influential role in delivering on Dubai's economic diversification strategy and initiatives such as Tourism Vision 2020, Dubai Smart City, Dubai Innovation Strategy and Dubai Industrial Strategy.

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