About Gates Hospitality

At Gates Hospitality, we are committed to the development of world-class hospitality, asset management and food & beverage concepts. Our combined knowledge and passion is supported by the exceptional local and international hospitality experience of our leadership team.

We are constantly developing a suite of home grown F&B concepts, in addition to holding the franchise rights to several strategically handpicked restaurant brands across the MENA region as well as now growing our reach internationally to London UK.

Our objective is to strategically expand our reach by conceptualizing, developing and investing in unique innovative concepts that cater for local & international lifestyle hospitality ventures.

Naim Maadad
Chief Executive & Founder, Gates Hospitality

With over 39 years in the hospitality world across Australia, Asia, & the Middle East in various senior management roles, Naim 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 hotel 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, 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 the latest addition being WORKSHOP by folly at the Time Out Market Dubai in Souk Al Bahar, Dubai.

Affiliations – on the Advisory Boards of: –

  • Middle East Food Forum

  • New Zealand Trade & Enterprise

  • Japan Hotel School

  • Middle East Restaurant Association (MERA) Founding Board Member

  • Dubai Restaurants Group (DRG) Founding Board Member & Treasurer

  • Almont Global

  • L’Invite

  • Spa & Wellness Association of Africa (SWAA)

  • ABCD

Affiliations – on the Advisory Boards of: –

  • Hotelier Middle East

  • Caterer Middle East

  • Hospitality News Middle East

  • Entrepreneur Middle East

  • Retail Images ME

  • SWAA