HOLIDAY INN DUBAI – AL BARSHA
Located on the skyscraper-filled Sheikh Zayed Road, close to the Jumeirah Beach, Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha boasts of 309 contemporary rooms with high-speed internet connectivity among other amenities. You could choose from a host of accommodations with dedicated smoking and non-smoking floors, as well as single and interconnected rooms for families, and an exclusive club lounge.
State-of-the-art daylight meeting rooms, a fully-equipped gym with private instructor, Spa and a rooftop pool with spectacular views of the Burj Al Arab along with the finest cocktails served from the rooftop bar are some of the facilities awaiting your arrival.
With fabulous award winning dining outlets, the Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha features a variety of Thai, Arabic, Continental and Indian cuisine with a choice of live entertainment. Stay once at the Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha, and you will make it your destination in Dubai always.
Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha
Sheikh Zayed Road
PO Box 115443 Dubai, UAE
T: + 971 4 323 4333
Roxana Jaffer, CEO – Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha
Born in Kenya, Roxana Jaffer began her education and career in London where she went on to become a seasoned professional and entrepreneurial powerhouse. She serves as the CEO Sovereign Hotels and is currently head of of the Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha; an award winning hotel she has steered successfully towards becoming a competitive force in the hospitality forefront of Dubai.
Her journey in Dubai began by managing and supervising the construction and commission of two properties – no easy task. Unfazed by hard work Roxana’s desire, commitment, adaptability and leadership soon began to yield positive results, with properties under her management were in full bloom and competing with the best in Dubai.
As if managing a property in Dubai wasn’t enough Roxana’s thirst to continuously improve saw her complete an MBA in Leadership at the University of Liverpool. Which culminated in her widely quoted dissertation “Servant Leadership: A must for the 21st Century Global Leader”.
After complete her MBA Roxana, like any other confident leader, went about putting her theory of “Servant -Leadership” into practice. This in turn has led to over 300 fully engaged, committed and loyal employees. All managed by individuals adhering to the philosophy of “Servent-Leader”, that is to lead with integrity, respect & love.
Her social entrepreneurship led her to the formation of a Non Government Organization, abcF – “Advent in Building Human Capital”. The NGO delivers a specially formulated educational program – “English for Hospitality Professionals” to build human capital, presently running programmes in India, Pakistan, and Dubai with plans to take it to Tanzania. Graduates certified through the nearly free learning being accorded by specially trained tutors are given an opportunity for employment in the hospitality industry, both locally and in the Middle East.
She is a regular panellist or a presenter at seminars and empowerment summits. Amidst all the hustle and bustle, she does not forget that a human being also needs spiritual sustenance and regular meditation is an integral part of her life.
Outside of the hotel industry Roxana has managed the advent in building human capital (abcF), a non government organisation designed to deliver specially formulated Education programmes, to India, Pakistan, Dubai and soon Tanzania. Roxana is an avid bridge player, music lover, teacher and a student of meditation.
In today’s, high powers and increasingly competitive corporate world Roxana is indeed a study in exceptionalism.
“GLOBAL INSPIRATIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD 2015″
for Outstanding Leadership at the “WOMEN LEADERSHIP ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS, 2015”