Meydan Hotels & Hospitality Successfully Completes COVID-19 Vaccination Drive


Dubai: Meydan Hotels and Hospitality are happy to announce that they have successfully completed their COVID-19 vaccination drive for all the employees of Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and The Meydan Hotel on 18th January to 22ndJanuary 2021, respectively. 

With the aim of ensuring their employees safety and their guests’ – both hotels conducted separate vaccination campaign drives days apart in association with Dubai Health Authority. Becoming one of the first five-star hotels in the city to conduct an extensive COVID-19 vaccination campaign not just for their staff but for employee family members, as well. Meydan Hotels & Hospitality implemented this move to support the UAE’s aim of vaccinating half the country’s population by March 2021.

“Our employees have always been our biggest priority and conducting a successful vaccination drive against the coronavirus ensures that those working in hospitality and service are protected from the virus. We are very glad to do our part and hope that more hospitality brands take the initiative to protect their staff since they are most vulnerable due to the nature of their jobs,” says Ziad Sleiman, Hotel Manager of Bab Al Shams Desert Resort.

The vaccination drive saw an 80% of both the hotels staff and family members turn for eligible for the Sinopharm vaccine turn out. The drive also offered free COVID-19 tests for all attending.  

“This move instills more confidence in the whole team from top to bottom and adds another layer of trust and reliability to the Meydan brand after our hotels implemented the Meydan Safety and Cleanliness Commitment last year. We are glad to be doing our part to ensure that our employees have the best kind of protection against this virus and that our guests can rely on us to serve them to our best capabilities,” added Mohammed Shawky, Hotel Manager of The Meydan Hotel. 

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort: 

Nestled among the dunes, the low-lying Bab Al Shams resort is the world’s favourite choice for dream desert getaways. This oasis of tranquility combines rustic charm with top-tier hospitality and luxury to bring to life an authentic desert experience. Though isolated from the busy world around it, Bab Al Shams remains easily accessible, and is a mere 45-minute drive from both Dubai and Abu Dhabi airports. 

Within, a world of sumptuous cuisine, nature walks, camel rides and desert adventures awaits you. From temperature-controlled pools to archery ranges and falconry exhibitions, Bab Al Shams offers all the elements required to create memorable stays. Outside, the resort’s desert ecosystem hosts gazelles, birds, geckos and a cornucopia of wildlife. Bab Al Shams’ attractions, sweeping vistas and world-class hospitality make it the perfect venue for relaxing stays, celebrating special occasions and creating memorable corporate events.

The Meydan Hotel: 

Located only a 12 minutes’ drive from the Dubai Mall and the iconic Burj Khalifa and 15 minutes drive from Dubai International Airport, the – 5-star luxury ‘The Meydan Hotel’ is the perfect travel destination for families and couples. Overlooking the majestic Meydan Racecourse, this award-winning hotel offers 284 spacious rooms and suites from 62 m2 to 352 m2 with contemporary decor and Arabic touches. A choice of seven restaurants and lounges await the guests including ‘PRIME’ fine dining steakhouse, ‘SHIBA’ Chinese and Japanese restaurant, international all-dining “Farriers’, all-day relaxing ‘Millennium Lounge’, Qube Sports Bar, Shiba Bar and Equus Pool Bar. ‘The Meydan Hotel’ offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor recreational behind-the-scene stable tours, four treatment rooms, outdoor rooftop temperature-controlled pool and a Tennis Academy. ‘The Meydan Hotel’ is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance and its Discovery loyalty program.