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Appointment of Group Director of Human Resources and Training for Ayla Hotels and Resorts


December 2013- Ayla Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce that Mr. Ashraf Yassin has joined the company as our new Group Director of Human Resources and Training.

With 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Mr. Yassin possesses an extensive background in Human Resources, Training and Operations. His previous experience includes international brands such as IHG, Marriott, Sheraton and Rotana with appointments across the Middle East (Jordan, KSA, Iraq, Oman and UAE).

“I am thrilled to have this opportunity” Mr. Yassin said, “Our HR colleagues and capabilities are fundamental to attract, engage and retain talented work force to achieve our goal – that Ayla Hotels be recognized as the favorite employer in the area.”

“Yassin brings great depth of experience in leading teams through extension and preopening”, said Mohamed Soussan, General Manager of Ayla Hotels and Resorts. “I am pleased to add Yassin’s expertise to the executive team as we continue to enhance our team’s growth and brand expansion”, Soussan concluded.

In his new role, Mr. Yassin will provide support and direction for the Ayla’s properties in all aspects of Human Resources and Training.

Ayla Hotel pledges support for typhoon Haiyan relief

November, Al Ain, UAE -  After devastating news about damages caused by typhoon Haiyan, Ayla team and Management  have put efforts together and collected 20 boxes full of blankets, sheets, towels, clothes and various necessities and hand them over to Executive Chairman of Filipino Community in Al Ain, Mr. Nelson Monte Nico.

“The Philippines have been stuck by a true human disaster and it is natural that we look at all possibilities about how we can contribute in facilitating relief in this tragic situation”, says Mohamed Soussan, General Manager of Ayla Hotel. “It fills me with gratitude and pride to see our team being engaged and work together towards saving lives and helping the most vulnerable”, Mr. Soussan added.

“On behalf of Filipino Community, leaders from various organizations and especially all Filipinos affected by Yolanda typhoon, I am expressing our gratitude for support, help and donations provided by Ayla Hotel. All contributions will be forwarder directly to Red Crescent in Philippines for further distribution to the most vulnerable areas “ Mr. Monte Nico stated.

Ayla Team and Management have conveyed sympathy and profound condolences on the tragic losses and great suffering brought by this natural disaster to all team members, guests and friends from Filipino community, particularly the victims and members of their families.

18th Sep 2013 – Al Ain, UAE: Ayla Hotel has gathered more than 35 partners to welcome new residents in Al Ain and present their products and services.

New teachers, faculty members, doctors, students who came from all over the world were invited for the open gathering where everybody got a chance to meet and explore different communities in Al Ain.

With the beginning of the new season, hundreds of new teachers, faculty members and professors are recruited and for many of them, this is the first time in UAE. As a part of Ayla’s corporate social responsibility programme, this event is organized to help them ease the start, offer information and assistance in getting to know their new home. This annual event was free of charge for visitors and all guests had an opportunity to get various kinds of services, products and information.


Mr Mohamed Soussan, General Manager of Ayla Hotel said:

“Third year in a row Ayla is hosting welcome party for new residents of Al Ain city. We want to show them they are not alone and that we would do our level best to help them integrate into the new life here. New beginning is a chance for great achievements and Ayla is happy to be a stepping stone.”


This year’s exhibitors include partners from various industries: tourism and travel segment, health care, financial services and banks, car dealers, rent-a-car companies and other industries, offering different information needed for successful start in Al Ain. Third Al Ain Get Together Party was supported by Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) who had presented Al Ain and Abu Dhabi as destinations, UAE hospitality and culture, offering information and maps of Al Ain and other Emirates of UAE.



Ayla Hotel introduces Moroccan Theme Night

Sep 2013 - Watch out for the new Moroccan Themed Buffet starting from Friday, September 6th, when Ayla Restaurant will bring taste of Fes, Marrakesh and Rabat right in the center of Al Ain. Ayla Hotel is giving a chance to all diners to get valuable prizes, and the main prize is ticket to Morocco by Etihad Airlines.

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