Director of Golf
Restaurant Operations Manager
Lifestyle Events Manager
Director of Marketing & Communications
• An Edinburgh lad who was born to golf. At age 11 he joined his father on the fairways and went on to turn professional at 17. Elliot served his apprenticeship under Jimmy Hume at the Gullane Golf Club. Later becoming Scotland’s Trainee of the Year under the PGA programme. He then went on to work across various clubs in Dubai, South Africa and the USA. In 2004 he opened the Golf Division of the Arabian Ranches Golf Club. And there’s no stopping him yet. His goal is to play in a Senior Open Championship in Scotland before he turns 55..
• Grew up in Madison, Wisconsin where I began to play golf at 12. The game quickly turned into a passion played as much golf as possible during the short summers. Upon graduating high school I knew I wanted to be involved in golf as career. At which point I attended Arizona State University to begin studies in Golf Management. The opportunities to see different places around the world and go to work in an arena that I love has brought me to Arabian Ranches.
• In my free time, I enjoy cycling, paddle boarding and traveling to new places around the world.
• Class “A” PGA of America Professional Elected 2009. Previously worked as Head Professional at The Peninsula Golf & Country Club in Delaware USA. While at The Peninsula was honored with multiple awards in golf retail including Association of Golf Merchandisers Top 10 Golf Shops in 2015.
Born in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dilanthi completed her hotel front office management studies at Ceylon Hotel School and School of Tourism and joined Arabian Ranches Golf Club in 2004 as part of the pre-opening team as a Golf Receptionist and was promoted as a Senior Receptionist in 2005. In 2007 Dilanthi was promoted to the role of Membership Officer and has been the go to person for all of our members over the years. As an integral part of the team she has won the Associate of the Month award 7 and Associate of the Year 3 times. In her spare time Dilanthi enjoys watching movies and cooking
Born in England but I have lived in Phillipines, India, Holland, Dubai, Oman, England and kenya. Started golf at 13, probably better then than I am now!!
Always wanted to be in F&B, loved the interaction with people and the opportunities it gives to travel almost anywhere. Knew I wanted to do it from 16 years but decided to study accounting, finance and economics rather than a f&b related degree to give me a sound business foundation
Hobbies are the usual! Big sports fan, esp football and rugby but any spare time is with the family
Career goals – to rise as high as I can in order to provide as much as I can for my family. Achievements are nominated for best manager at fullers in the UK, ran the number 1 club in Dubai
Shaaban started his hospitality career working in Sharm El Sheik as a waiter for 2 years and moved to Dubai as waiter for the Jebel Ali Hotel. He joined Arabian Ranches Golf Club as Assistant Manager of Ranches Restaurant and is liked by all guests due to his hard work, dedication, attention to detail and his desire to delight each and every guest whether they are dining at Ranches Restaurant for the first time or even if they are a regular. Within no time was promoted to the role as Restaurant Manager. In his spare time Shaaban enjoys playing football and meeting with his friends
or Chef Nugi was born October 1968 in Indonesia found his calling as 7 years old who loved to cook his own food and having spent so much time in his grandmother traditional kitchen with the smell of burning wood fire and all the spices. As a husband and father of 3 children with 25 years experiences and counting as an International Chef, he is now reside in Dubai UAE as an Executive Chef for Arabian Ranches Golf Club
The Indonesian Graduated from Bandung Hotel and Tourism College and worked as apprentice in Jakarta for a few months. He got his opportunity first time abroad to work for Gatwick Hilton at Gatwick International airport only to come back to Jakarta as part of the pre opening team for The Grand Hyatt Jakarta.
Grand Hyatt aside Chef Nugi has been a part of four major openings including The Westin Surabaya, Century Hotels and Club and Hard Rock Hotel in Bali.
Chef Nugi first arrived in The Gulf was part of The Gulf Hotel Bahrain he opened the first Fusion Restaurant in Bahrain, from there he joined intercontinental Nairobi to broaden his Cuisine capabilities. Then he returned to Gulf by joining the Radisson Blu Dubai Deira creek which a year later promoted to Executive chef for Radisson Blue Media City.
In 2010 Chef Nugi joined newly opened Banyan Tree Al Wadi and Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach resort as a Cluster Chef.
Chef Nugi is a passionate chef and he also the ambassador of the CSR programs of food sustainability and waste management. Not only speak fluently in Indonesia and English language, he also able to speak conversational in Hindi and Swahili. He believes the culinary journey of every chef must be followed of his awareness of sustainable products. “If there are no more food ingredients to cook for”, the Chef profession is worthless, life is worthless.
March 2017, chef Nugi was invited to re-visit the Fusion restaurant as a legendary chef and giving a full cooking class to show his great skill and influences back to the same Fusion restaurant he opened in year 2000. His showdown made a great headline at The Gulf Hotel Bahrain social media, https://instagram.com/p/BRnBnQxD_-6/
Born and brought up in Kenya, Linda's dream was to become a Lawyer or Doctor, a path which was mostly influenced by her parents.
However at the back of her mind she wanted to become a social worker and give back to the community and empower children in every aspect of life
She studied Business Management at Coastal institute of Technology and got an opportunity to work at a Business Center in the Neptune Paradise Hotel
She joined Emaar Hospitality Group in 2010 marking the beginning of a new journey in her life. She discovered that she belonged in the hospitality industry where she had the opportunity to interact with people and guests from different backgrounds
Her driver is creating lifetime memories in people’s lives, a platform that brings fulfillment and a complete satisfaction to her life
Hailing from the Emerald Isle of Ireland and moving to Dubai at the age of 8 has given me a wider view of the world. I first started playing golf at 12 and it quickly became a passion, this was compounded by the explosion of Tiger Woods onto the golfing scene who was my golfing idol growing up.
Being as passionate as I am about golf, it was a natural progression into the industry when the position became available and I am loving every minute of it.
Whilst not on the golf course, I enjoy scuba diving, playing pool spending time with my family and friends as well as a bit of travel.