Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates-: Safarak Travel and Tourism, a proud member of RAK Hospitality Holding, a Ras Al Khaimah Government company that manages a diverse portfolio of hotels, hospitality, and leisure assets in the Emirate, is delighted to announce the appointment of Kylee Renee Haines as the Director of Events. With a strong career spanning over 26 years in the landscape of business events and hotel industry, Kylee brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role.
In her capacity as Director of Events, Kylee will play a vital role in supporting the development of Ras Al Khaimah’s annual events calendar along with Safarak Travel and Tourism’s wider team, contributing to the Emirate’s reputation as a global tourism destination.
Cathy Mead, General Manager, Safarak Travel and Tourism, expressed her excitement about Kylee’s appointment, saying: “We are delighted to welcome Kylee to our team. Her extensive experience and remarkable leadership in the events and hospitality industry make her the perfect fit to lead our events division. We look forward to achieving new heights together.”
Throughout her career she has led the successful planning and execution of over 500 events across the Middle East, spanning countries including the UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Egypt, and Lebanon. Since her relocation to the UAE in 2008, Kylee made noteworthy contributions to organizations such as the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival (SEF) as Event Project Director, where she demonstrated her prowess in organizing impactful events, followed by a significant role in Expo 2020 Dubai showcased her capabilities on a global scale.
Kylee expressed her enthusiasm for her new role, saying: “I am truly honoured to join Safarak Travel and Tourism and take on the responsibility of supporting the development of Ras Al Khaimah’s events landscape along with an outstanding team of professionals. It’s an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth of this remarkable destination and continue my journey in the vibrant events industry.”
Kylee’s journey includes pivotal roles with entities like The Emirates Group, Arabian Adventures, Congress Solutions International, and the MCI Group, reaffirming her leadership in event management. She has also served as Associate Director of Sales – Groups and Events at the prestigious Jumeirah Group, contributing to the growth of the meetings, incentives, conferences, and events (MICE) market segment.
In addition, Kylee has left her mark on educational institutions, including Dubai College of Tourism, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, and Liverpool John Moores University in the UK, demonstrating her commitment to education and global influence.
With her extensive experience and dynamic leadership, Kylee continues to set new benchmarks and shape the landscape of business events and hospitality, leaving a lasting mark on the industry.