Jumeirah Group rejigs Dubai leadership team
Margaret Paul has been appointed general manager at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

Jumeirah Group rejigs Dubai leadership team

Jumeirah Group has made a number of internal changes to its management team in Dubai to support the brand’s continued commitment to enhance and redefine the guest experience.

Margaret Paul has been appointed general manager at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and will oversee the management of 1,400 members of staff, 202 suites and nine food and beverage outlets.

Paul brings a wealth of experience to the role after spearheading Madinat Jumeirah – The Arabian Resort since 2012.

In this role Margaret oversaw the resort’s four hotels – Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf and the latest luxury hotel in the group’s portfolio, Jumeirah Al Naseem, as well as the popular Souk Madinat Jumeirah and the resort’s conference centre.

Paul, a Scottish national, has been with Jumeirah Group since 2002.

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General managers Mahmoud Sakr and Sven Wiedenhaupt have switched roles – Sakr has been appointed as the general manager at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, while Wiedenhaupt has been appointed general manager, Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

Sakr will be responsible for developing and running the commercial and operational strategy, the management of 400 rooms and suites and 530 members of staff at Jumeirah Emirates Towers - a landmark property in the heart of Dubai’s business district.

Wiedenhaupt’s new role at Jumeirah Beach Hotel will see him assume responsibility for overseeing the direction and development of the premier lifestyle destination.

The hotel celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and will undergo a refurbishment of 334 rooms and suites.