Sami Al Wahaibi, a graduate of NHI in 1997 and graduated with a certificate of NVQ Level 2 in Food Production.

He joined Grand Hyatt Hotel after his graduation from NHI and then moved onto the Royal Office (Al Qala’a Club). Sami has since completed a number of courses to further his career such as Food Safety & Hygiene, and Business Management alongside attending several entrepreneurship workshops.

In 2001, he opened his first restaurant called Happy Days, which proved to be very successful. In partnership with his brother Waleed Al Wahaibi, he then decided to open the first local fast food chain to compete against the international brands in 2003, Wally’s Fast Food of which he is the CEO. Thanks to his excellent business acumen, hospitality and culinary expertise, vast knowledge in business management and marketing strategies, this business venture has proved to be both successful and lucrative. Alongside his commitments to Wally’s, Sami is also currently employed as a Pastry Chef in Royal Hospitality.

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