Saudi-based hospitality and entertainment group Al Hokair has announced the expansion of MENA Hotels in the UAE with the opening of MENA Plaza Albarsha Dubai.
Located near Mall of the Emirates, MENA Plaza Albarsha Dubai features 90 rooms and suites, two dining outlets, a spa and a gym.
Sami Al Hokair, CEO and co-founder of MENA Hotels, commented: “We are delighted to debut MENA Hotels that is a family-oriented, affordable lifestyle brand, into the UAE. MENA Plaza Albarsha Dubai is an exciting addition to our portfolio of hotels as we continue to expand our presence in the region.
“Al Hokair is a trusted name in hospitality and we are confident that the great experience our guests associate with our hotels will position MENA Plaza Albarsha Dubai as a preferred address in the city. Our strategy is to invest in high-growth markets such as Dubai and we believe this latest property will prove to be a valuable asset for us and will generate superb financial returns for the company.”
The official ceremony was held last evening in the presence of Majed Al Hokair, vice chairman of the Board of Al Hokair Group.
Founded in 2008 by Al Hokair Group, MENA Hotels has a portfolio of eight projects including five in Saudi Arabia, two in Jordan and one in the UAE.
Revealing MENA Hotels’ expansion plans for the future, Fadi Mazkour, regional director, branding & business development, MENA Hotels, said: “By the end of 2018 we expect to reach 18 hotels with over 2000 rooms. This incredible growth is supported by the massive demand for quality mid-market hotels in the region and we are ideally placed to capitalize on the opportunity.”
Al Hokair Group was founded in 1975 under the leadership of Sheikh Abdulmohsin Alhokair and has a portfolio of 79 entertainment centres and 34 hotels comprising 4,792 rooms spread across KSA and UAE.