Jumeirah Group appoints Samiha Al Balooshi as Director of Human Resources of Jumeirah Zabeel Saray


With a career spanning six years with Jumeirah Group, Samiha will be tasked with leading the HR department at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on the iconic Palm Jumeirah

Samiha Al Balooshi, Human Resources Director at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Dubai, UAE: Jumeirah Group, member of Dubai Holding, announces the appointment of new Human Resources Director Samiha Al Balooshi at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, following her successful career in the industry across the past 13 years. 

Commencing her new role in October, Samiha has attained over a decade of industry experience. She brings with her a wealth of insight into areas including employee relations, HR Business partnering and talent acquisition across the banking, hospitality and the public sector. Her current role sees her taking the lead with the Operational HR Team and Learning & Development programs, in addition to overseeing all HR services, operations, employee relations, Emiratisation efforts and performance management. 

Samiha has been with the Jumeirah Group since 2014, when she came on board as part of the Emiratisation Team to drive efforts to develop and recognise local talent. From this role, she moved forward to take on the position of Assistant HR Manager with the Regional HR & Corporate Office, where she was tasked with providing HR support across all Dubai based hotels and supported strategic projects for the region. Most recently, her previous role within the Group as Human Resources Manager and acting Senior HRBP at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, saw her leading a team accountably for HR Services, Employee Relations, Employee Engagement, Emiratization and Performance Management.

Her tenure with the Group has seen her achieve numerous awards from an internal and external front. Highlights of this include her recognition as HR Rising Star of the Year Award by CIPD Middle East Sept 2020, an over five internal appreciation certificates and letters from various departments within the Group for her outstanding performance across 2015 till date.  

Samiha is a graduate in Business Management from the University of Dubai and an Associate Member of the CIPD. When outside of work she is passionate about photography, horse riding and travelling to new destinations.

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About Jumeirah Group:

Jumeirah Group, a member of Dubai Holding and a global luxury hotel company, operates a world-class 6,200+-key portfolio of 25 properties across the Middle East (including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah) Europe and Asia, with more properties currently under construction around the globe. 

The health and safety of guests and colleagues is Jumeirah Group’s utmost priority. It has implemented a series of protective measures across all of its hotels, while strictly adhering to each market’s respective Government directives. Demonstrating Jumeirah’s commitment to operating its hotels to the highest global standards, eight of its hotels were recently awarded the Bureau Veritas Safeguard Label, with Jumeirah Al Naseem being the first hotel in the world to receive the prestigious certification. The Group is working closely with Bureau Veritas to certify its wider portfolio.