Meet our Founder


Chief Executive & Founder, Gates Hospitality

With over 38 years in the hospitality world across Australia, Asia, & the Middle East in various senior management roles, I have launched & operated some of the world’s best Hotels, Resorts, Spas & Lifestyle Food & Beverage Concepts.

Naim’s career has exposed him to some of the best properties around the world and he has been fortunate to partake & orchestrate several amazing openings & operations.

Covering a wide spectrum of positions within senior leadership, including the role of Managing Director for both Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas and The Anantara Group respectively. During his time with these exclusive properties, Naim was instrumental in nurturing sound relationships with owners, securing the best possible locations, negotiating and formalizing contractual agreements, and appointing teams to infuse and reflect the ethos of the brands.

Being based in the ME over the past 20 years, Naim has witnessed tremendous industry growth, gained a deep cultural understanding & has been endorsed by principals & organizations alike.

In 2010, Naim established “Gates Hospitality” a homegrown Hospitality Company representing handpicked Concepts catering for the affluent life-stylers.

Gates Hospitality, the owning company of well-known homegrown brands such as; Ultra Brasserie, the internationally acclaimed concept; Reform Social & Grill Dubai, Folly by Nick & Scott, as well as Publique, Dubai’s premier “Apres Ski chalet”, Bistro Des Arts, Six Senses Zighy Bay, Red Farm London at Covent Garden London, and Stokehouse at Trump International Golf Course, DAMAC Hills, Dubai.

Continuing the successful growth in 2018 making it an year of consolidation for the Gates Hospitality’s portfolio, the Red Farm opened at Covent Garden, London, U.K., the first global foray of the group vide an international venue outside the region making it a truly global brand, as well as Stokehouse which made its grand launch at the prestigious Trump International Golf Course located at DAMAC Hills in Dubai. 2019 would see the launch of its eleventh venue in April.. watch this space for more information soon.

In principle, GH expertise that are extended are indicative but not limited to; Hospitality Guidance | Asset Management | Pre-opening Foundation | Day-to-day Operational Success.

Naim’s philosophy & approach are simple, connecting like-minded investors, operators & brands to define concepts, successful portfolios & continue on shaping the hospitality industry.

Affiliations – on the Advisory Boards of :

• Caterer Middle East
• Hotelier Middle East
• BNC Publishing
• Middle East Food Forum
• New Zealand Trade & Enterprise
• Japan Hotel School

Contributing Columnist for magazines :

• Hotelier Middle East
• Caterer Middle East
• Hospitality News Middle East
• Entrepreneur Middle East

Contact us


Head Office: Suite 1809, 18th Floor Al Thuraya Tower 1 Media City, Dubai, U.A.E

Admin Office: Suite 903, 9th Floor Palace Towers Silicon Oasis, Dubai, U.A.E.


+971 4 321 9620