By Thomas Shambler
Emirati DJ and television host spoke with Al Habtoor on board his private jet
DJ Bliss – the Emirati DJ and television host – gets to hang out with some high profile people including, it seems, property billionaire Mohammed Al Habtoor. The entertainer flew on Al Habtoor's private jet with the man himself, travelling from Las Vegas to Los Angeles.
Mohammed Al Habtoor travels to Los Vegas at least once a year. The billionaire admits that the city is a shining example of the hospitality industry, and regularly visits its hotels to learn more about rival properties and hotels.
"Afterwards, we go back to Dubai and see what is missing. Then we can change or get more advanced services to be at the same level as Las Vegas," Al Habtoor admits. "I hope that one day we can get Dubai to the same level of hospitality as in Vegas" he goes on to say.
"Service wise, there is nothing like Vegas. From the time you arrive in the car from the hotel, everything from the reception to the butler service, everything is great."
Mohammed Al Habtoor also laid out some business advice for budding entrepreneurs:
"First of all, don't expect that things will change in day or night or month or year. You have to work hard. When I finished my school, I worked for my father. I worked in the hotel; I worked in the kitchens as a waiter, I carried luggage as a porter. I started in the reception, then became the night manager. I did this for a few years, and of course, I learned a lot. I got fired twice because I did not attend a couple of meetings. I was treated like every other employee, which I really appreciate now."
"You have to love what you do, and do what you like," says Al Habtoor. Great advice.
The full video is below: