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Travel Talk: David Thomson, chief operating officer, JA Resorts & Hotels, Dubai (Part 1)

The evolution of Jebel Ali International Hotels, over a 32 year period, and the rebranding of the group to JA Resorts & Hotels is the focus of this interview with David Thomson, chief operating office with the brand.

Talking to Phil Blizzard the interview sets the scene of this Dubai based organisation by looking at the development of their flagship hotel at Jebel Ali and also the mountain retreat in Hatta.

The duo move on to discuss how ‘new Dubai’ is playing an important role in the growth of the group. This part concludes with a look at the prospects for the future - in line with Dubai hosting Expo 2020.