Majid Saqer Al Marri has extensive experience in tourism, real estate investment, development and promotion, events, hotel classification, and applying hotel standards in Dubai. He also possesses extensive experience in strategy and banking, marketing, stakeholder relations, international operations, and public relations locally and internationally.
Al Marri has a distinguished career and was appointed as CEO of the Real Estate Registration and Services Sector at Dubai Land Department in 2018. He was previously the Senior Director for Real Estate Promotion Department in the Real Estate Promotion and Investment Management Sector at DLD. Through his expertise and experience in this field, he seeks to cooperate with public and private sectors to position Dubai as the world's premier real estate destination and a byword for innovation, trust, and happiness by promoting Dubai’s real estate market and establishing gatherings with real estate partners under DLD’s umbrella. This strengthens communication between all real estate parties by focusing on real estate projects in the Emirate.
Majid graduated from the University of Dubai with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and continued his studies in the the London Business School where he attained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, completing the government leadership programme from Dubai College, Harvard University, and the John F. Kennedy College.
In 2009, he received the ‘distinguished government employee’ certificate from the Dubai Government Excellence programme.
Al Marri is the first Emirati expert in hotel classification and raising standards where he played a major role in making Dubai hotels rank first internationally. He is among the founders of the licensing and hotel classification system, standards development, and hotel services, attracting major international companies and investments in Dubai. With his expertise and experience in this field, Al Marri has succeeded in making Dubai hotels’ rating consistent with standards and services, making the Emirate the preferred choice for tourists, positioning it as a major centre for business, finance, and tourism. He is one of the fifty biggest, boldest, and most influential names attached to the hospitality industry in the Middle East today, ranking 16th on Hotelier Middle East’s ‘Middle East Power 50.’
Al Marri held several positions, including Chairperson of Dubai Midnight Marathon and Dubai Stars, Chairperson of the Dubai Green Tourism Award judging panel, jury member of the Middle East Hotel Awards, member of the promotion committee for Dubai with the National Council of Tourism and Antiquities NCTA (visit UAE), Vice President of Dubai model for Dubai Tourism from the Executive Council, member of the Dubai World Hospitality Championship Committee, and Vice President of the University of Dubai Alumni Association.
In his free time, he enjoys reading and traveling the world to discover new things.