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Shady Dawad has been appointed general manager of Canal Central Hotel in Business Bay, Dubai.

Dawad is an experienced hotelier with over 10 years spent in the UAE working with a number of prestigious brands.

He began his career in 2004 at Le Meridien, Abu Dhabi joining the front office. Subsequently, after completing a number of pre-openings for an acclaimed local brand, Dawad moved to Millennium & Copthorne Hotels and Resorts in 2008 as rooms division manager.

He held several key positions within the front of house before working his way through to executive assistant manager at the Millennium Plaza Hotel, Dubai in 2017. He then went on to join Lavender Hotels, Dubai as hotel manager.

In his new role, Dawad will be expected to lead the hotel’s team and orchestrate its strong market positioning.