An experienced architect and urban planning expert, who has worked in senior leadership roles in government, Abdullah Rashed Jasem Al-Abdooli is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Marjan, the developer of Al Marjan Island, a master-planned mixed-use mega-development in Ras Al Khaimah, the United Arab Emirates.
Abdullah drives the development, operations and expansion plans of Al Marjan Island, which features world-class residential, commercial, hospitality, retail and leisure attractions, and serves as an economic catalyst and driver of real estate and inward investments to Ras Al Khaimah.
Abdullah is responsible for multiple stakeholder engagement, including with government entities, and leverages his expertise in urban planning and architecture to establish Al Marjan Island as a signature development that adds to the pride of the nation. He also focuses on ensuring optimal resource use efficiency and in driving the project management schedule to achieve higher levels of productivity.
Drawing on his competencies in real estate development and urban master-planning, Abdullah also serves as the Board Member of RAK Dredging.
Earlier, he was Director – Town Planning and Survey Administration and Director of Project Management at RAK Municipality. He has also been a Board Member of the RAK International Airport Authority and RAK Sewerage Authority.
Abdullah holds a Masters in Regional & Urban Planning from the Paris Sorbonne University in Abu Dhabi, and graduated from the American University of Sharjah.