RAK’s top hotel features in The Apprentice UAE task

RAK’s top hotel features in The Apprentice UAE task

The Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah was involved in the latest episode of The Apprentice.


  • The recent episode of The Apprentice took place in the United Arab Emirates
  • Waldorf Astoria also featured in the show
  • Contestants had to source eight traditional items for the soon-to-open luxury hotel

This week’s episode of The Apprentice took place in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), with the task involving the teams sourcing decorative items for one of the Emirate’s top hotels.

The soon-to-be-open Waldorf Astoria joined together with Lord Sugar and the BBC 1 production team to take part in the series to find the winner of the £250,000 investment prize from the business mogul.

During the episode, the two groups had to locate eight local items for the manager of the Waldorf to feature in the new hotel. The team that came back with the most items having spent the least amount of money won the task.

It was imperative that the contestants got the right products, as Waldorf Astoria RAK is a luxurious hotel and will have top-class facilities when it opens, including entertainment venues, stylish dining areas, an 18-hole golf course, spa services and a 350-m private beach. It will also be part of the Hilton Worldwide Portfolio of Brands and is accepting reservations from November 1st this year.

Heading Endeavour was Zeeshaan Shah, while Myles Mordaunt was project manager of Evolve. The former team concentrated their efforts by hitting the souks, while Mr Mordaunt’s group spent most of their time in the famous Dubai Mall.

Despite having worked and lived in Dubai for some years, Mr Shah’s team lost the task, partly as a result of being penalised for not getting the correct kandura – traditional Arabic dress. He was later dismissed from the televised contest by Lord Sugar in the boardroom.

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