Majid Saqer Al-Marri
 Director, Classification. Licensing and Classification
 Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), Government of Dubai

Majid Sager Al-Marri, Emirati with extensive experience in hotel classification and in the implementation of hotel standards and criteria in Dubai. Previous experience in banking, property marketing and public relations. Al-Marri heads up the department responsible for hotel establishment classification and implementation of hotel standards and criteria in Dubai. Having been in the role for 11 years, he is well placed to tell a four-star property from a five-star from the moment the bellboy opens the door. Among his achievements, Al-Marri has succeeded in setting the hotel classification bar in Dubai high enough to meet and exceed international standards; making Dubai the hospitality hub it is today..  This includes ensuring that hotel standards and criteria are adhered to and assigning star rankings to each hotel. Currently he is working on the second cycle of the Dubai Green Tourism Award 2011 and also on the new Guest Accommodation scheme.

Majid also is a key representative of DTCM in the local and international exhibitions; conferences and events. He’s one of the fifty biggest, boldest and most influential names attached to the hospitality industry in the Middle East today and ranked in the 16th postion by Hotelier Middle East’s “Middle East Power 50”.

Majid graduated from London Business School and holds an Executive Masters in Business Administration and completed the leadership program from Dubai School of government with assistance of Harvard University and Jhon F.Kennedy school of government. Majid received the distinguish government employee 2009 from Dubai Government Excellence program for DTCM.

Recently assumed the role of Vice President of the University of Dubai Alumni Association. In his free time he enjoys traveling, reading ; and horseback riding.

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