‘Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa’ Welcomes New Executive Chef
Clive Micallef as its new Executive Chef
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa has announced the appointment of Clive Micallef as its new Executive Chef, bringing almost two decades of international hospitality and restaurant experience ranging from Malta, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates to this luxury resort, recently named as ‘Middle East’s Leading Desert Resort’ by ‘World Travel Awards’ for its 6th year.
“With the resort’s diverse, exclusive and award-winning dining outlets, we are confident that Chef Micallef with his high skills, wealth of culinary experience and extensive knowledge of UAE market, will be a great addition to Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa in maintaining a remarkable position as an authentic culinary destination in Dubai.” said Reuben Mifsud, Cluster General Manager, The Meydan Hotel and Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
Originally from Malta, Micallef has started his professional culinary career in the year 2000 right after completing his studies at the Institute of Tourism in Malta, where he held ‘Diploma in food preparation and handling’. Throughout 18 years, Chef Clive has worked at well-known venues including Grosvenor House Park Lane in London, United Kingdom, Westin Malta and Intercontinental Malta in his home country Malta. His most recent role was Complex Executive Sous Chef at The Westin & Le Meridian Mina Seyahi Complex in Dubai, UAE.
Commenting on his role, Chef Clive said: “Leading the culinary team at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is a great opportunity to showcase my expertise and passion in this field and together with the resort’s culinary team, I am positive that we will provide the guests the most memorable and true authentic culinary experience in Dubai.”
In his new capacity, Chef Micallef will be overseeing the culinary operations for the resort’s banquets, in-room dining services and outside catering in addition to eight exclusive dining venues including award-winning outdoor desert Arabian restaurant Al Hadheerah, authentic Indian restaurant Masala, traditional Italian outlet Le Dune, the all-dining international restaurant Al Forsan, award-winning Al Sarab’ Rooftop Lounge, Ya Hala Lobby Lounge, and the Pool Bar.
About Bab Al Shams Resort & Spa
Located 45-minute drive from the city of Dubai and from Dubai International Airport, the 5-star desert luxury ‘Bab Al Shams Resort & Spa’, suited in the heart of Dubai desert, is the perfect destination for families, couples or simply desert lovers. Overlooking the natural desert, this award-winning resort offers 115 rooms and suits range from 47 m² to 68.4 m² with authentic Arabic design and modern touches. A wide selection of restaurant and lounges complete the guest dining experience throughout the stay, from ‘Al Hadheerah desert’ restaurant with live entertainment, Indian restaurant ’Masala’, traditional Italian cuisine at ‘La Dune’, an all-day dining international restaurant ‘Al Forsan to ‘Al Sarab’ Rooftop Lounge, ‘Ya Hala’ Lobby Lounge together with ‘Al Shurouq’ Rooftop Terrace and the Pool Bar. An extensive leisure and outdoor activities await the guests including two outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pools, open 4x4 desert drive, desert fat biking, archery, camel riding, falconry together with various sports games, from volleyball and croquet to table tennis and boules. With 4 treatment rooms and an indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, the award-winning ‘satori’ spa offers an urban oasis for spa goers to indulge and reenergize. Children between the age of 5 years – 12 years, will be entertained with fun activities with three different programs in the indoor “Aladdin’s Kids Club’. For more information, please visit www.babalshams.com #DreamBabAlShams
‘Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa’ is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance and its Discovery loyalty program.
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