Eye on Dubai’s hospitality scene with Mohammed Iqbal

Eye on Dubai’s hospitality scene with Mohammed Iqbal

With over 25 years of experience in hospitality, Mohammed Iqbal understands the industry inside out. As GM of Khalidia Palace Hotel Dubai, we hear what he has to say about luxury hotel market and why Dubai remains such an attractive destination.

What does Khalidia Palace Hotel Dubai bring to the city’s hospitality scene?

Khalidia Palace Hotel Dubai brings a distinctive touch to Dubai’s hospitality scene by blending Emirati tradition, sustainability, and local charm. Our “dry” status sets us apart, providing a tranquil and alcohol-free environment in a city known for its charm. This appeals to a wide range of guests, including families and business travelers who seek a more peaceful atmosphere. Khalidia Palace Hotel Dubai is poised to elevate Dubai’s ever-evolving hospitality scene to new heights. Sustainability is a key consideration, with energy-efficient facilities and waste-reduction initiatives in place. Furthermore, we’re dedicated to reducing environmental impact while providing a comfortable guest experience.s. Combining our rich heritage, eco-friendly practices and serene ambience, Khalidia Palace Hotel Dubai aims to carve a unique niche in the competitive Dubai hospitality landscape. In addition, we offer an authentic, eco-conscious experience that distinguishes us from the international hotel brands that surround us.

How does Khalidia Palace Hotel Dubai remain competitive in the market?

Amid Dubai’s competitive hospitality landscape, Khalidia Palace Hotel Dubai maintains a strong position through strategic investments. Staff training, technology integration and sustainability initiatives are pivotal for an enhanced guest experience. The commitment to sustainability appeals to eco-conscious travelers. Additionally, the hotel’s proximity to cultural attractions like the Dubai Frame and Deira Souk ensures an enriching experience. Khalidia Palace Hotel Dubai stands out with its unwavering dedication to Emirati culture and heritage. It will continue offering an authentic experience that differentiates it from competitors in the bustling Dubai market.

How does Khalidia Palace Hotel Dubai contribute to enhancing the overall experience of visitors to the city?

 Dubai, with its modernity and rich heritage, captivates travelers. Khalidia Palace Hotel Dubai enhances this by providing unique cultural immersion. Furthermore, our proximity to old souks, the spice souq, gold markets and Dubai Creek offers a significant advantage. Guests can explore the authentic heart of Dubai, relishing local cuisine and traditional craftsmanship. In addition, we curate cultural experiences within our premises, such as Emirati-themed dining, traditional music and art exhibitions. Thus, we allow guests to delve into Dubai’s heritage. Our goal is for guests to leave with a deeper appreciation of Dubai’s diverse culture, creating lasting memories.


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Rita Ghantous

Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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