Arabian Hospitality
Investment Conference

24-25 May 2022 | Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel

19-21 September 2022 | Madinat Jumeirah Dubai

Speaker profile

Jameel Verjee

Founder & CEO
CityBlue Hotels (The Diar Group)


Born and raised in England, Jameel began his career as a lawyer with Berwin Leighton Paisner in London and Paris. He left the law to develop several fast-growth companies in the UK, UAE and Africa over the past decade and these, along with several businesses of which he is a board member, are consolidated under the Diar Group.

Today, Jameel is actively engaged as Founder & CEO of CityBlue Hotels, a borderless, branded network of business-centric hotels across Africa’s major cities, supported by a world-class digital infrastructure. CityBlue is now criss-crossing the continent with operations in seven African hubs: three port cities, three interior capitals and a secondary city on the Victoria Falls. It has also moved its head office base from Dubai to Nairobi, supported by a team of world-class professionals, to consolidate its path as Africa’s fastest-growing local hotel chain.