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Minor Hotels Announces Ramsey Saarany as General Manager at Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort

Ramsey Saarany joins Anantara as one of the most highly respected managers in the Middle East, with a proven record of outstanding leadership.



Ramsey Saarany as General Manager at Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort

Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 530 hotels and resorts in 56 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Indian Ocean, announces the appointment of Ramsey Saarany as General Manager at Anantara Mina al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort effective from 15 August 2023.

Ramsey, who holds degrees from the University of Surrey, City University London, and Cornell University in New York, brings two decades of experience in the premium hospitality industry and a passion for excellence in every aspect of the field. He joins Anantara as one of the most highly respected managers in the Middle East, with a proven record of outstanding leadership.

Ramsey‘s career began as a Management Trainee for the Jumeirah Group in 2004, where he quickly advanced from an introductory role as Guest Services Manager to becoming the Rooms Division Manager at Mina A’ Salam Hotel within six years. At Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Ramsey ascended to the position of Executive Assistant Manager before achieving his first role as Hotel Manager at Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa in 2019. Since January 2022, Ramsey has been driving success as the General Manager at Alwadi Hotel Doha – MGallery, in Qatar. In his new role with Anantara, Ramsey will lead and oversee all strategies and operations for the soon-to-open Ras Al Khaimah resort within the destination’s Mina Al Arab luxury development.

Amir Golbarg, Senior Vice President, Middle East, and Africa for Minor Hotels, commented, “We are incredibly fortunate to have Ramsey Saarany, a General Manager with extensive experience, exceptional quality, and unwavering dedication, leading our exciting new resort in Ras Al Khaimah. Throughout his career, Ramsey has consistently performed with distinction in every role he’s taken on. He is highly motivated, diligent, and focused, with an unwavering ability to bring out the best in every member of his team. Ramsey will spare no effort in ensuring the utmost experience for each and every guest.”

I am privileged to become a part of the exceptional team at Anantara Mina Al Arab and am excited about the opportunity to bring a new level of luxury to guests in Ras Al Khaimah. I believe my personal dedication to excellence aligns well with the philosophies of the Anantara brand, and I eagerly anticipate what we can achieve at this remarkable new resort,Ramsey Saarany, General Manager, Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort.

Sameh Muhtadi, CEO RAK Properties, developers of Mina Al Arab and the resort, also commented: “The Minor Hotels team made an excellent decision appointing Ramsey Saarany to lead the Anantara Mina Al Arab Resort. His vision and experience will be instrumental in bringing to life the vision RAK Properties had when we developed Mina Al Arab, a luxury beachfront experience that completely blends in and respects the natural beauty of its environment. We look forward for the resort to open in Q4 and for its first guests to enjoy the stunning beaches, mangroves and wildlife that surround the resort.

Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort is scheduled to open in Q4 2023 when it will bring exceptional luxury to the UAE’s newest shoreline development with 174 guest rooms, suites, and overwater villas alongside speciality dining experiences and pioneering spa and wellness facilities. The eco-friendly resort at the ocean’s edge will offer an elegant and enchanting Indian Ocean lifestyle on the shore of the Arabian Gulf.



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