Reem Al Khatib


Reem Al Khatib

Managing Director - Dubai

A passion for start-ups and e-commerce started at a young age for Reem. While attending Carnegie Mellon, Reem launched the student hangout “R-lounge Café’ on campus and was later awarded an incubator scholarship for en Ecommerce passion project.

Along the way, her journey took a turn where she worked in Research and Development. Acting as the focal point for operations and financial planning for a major regional research organization, Reem learned a lot of practical skills that she later used at Jamalon, the largest online retailer of Arabic books worldwide.

Her foray in the short-term rentals business was initially a passion project where she decided to turn her house into what she thought was a tourists dream. The following year, it was the most wish-listed property in Dubai with over 117 5-star reviews. This is when she decided to quit her job and pursue short-term rentals full time. She joined Guest Ready as City Manager and launched the Dubai office. In one year, Reem has built a dynamic team that have on-boarded more than 100 properties with a track record of more than 400 5 star reviews.

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