Hotelier wins as Filipino of the Year in UAE

Vagelyn T. Federico creates unforgettable memories.

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Vagelyn was formerly Deputy Director at Ice Land Water Park. At present, she is the Director of Human Resource at Dusit Thani Dubai.This great Filipina achiever had seen the world in different perspectives and perceptions. 

“I have been on top and down the line but now I have reached the peak of it and revolve on its light and brightness. I have been blessed to have an excellent job and along the way, I meet all types of people including the sheikhs and sheikhas who are the high profile people in the society.”

“I can say that I have reached the panacea of my dreams and ambitions and gone so far beyond my expectations when I was a little child and as I was growing up. With my age, I have gone through lots of challenges already which made me a better and stronger person right now. I saw failures and successes and I am proud that I made my own way up on my own skills and abilities through God’s grace.”

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Vagelyn, then the General Manager of Acacia Hotel in Ras Al Khaimah, was the only Filipino General Manager who participated in the Hotelier Middle East The Great GM Debate.

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Vagelyn’s story in the coffee table book Precious Gems in a Desert of Gold


pages 8 and 9 of the coffee table book Precious Gems in a Desert of Gold which features hotelier Vagelyn Tumbaga-Federico as a Filipina trailblazer

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IMG_3984THE BLOGGER. Ulysses Espartero is a journalist, historian and book author who traces his roots from two Philippine jewels – Laguna and Antique.  While in Dubai, he enjoyed his expat life documenting the struggles and victories of migrant workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council states. In 2014, he released Precious Gems in a Desert of Gold, the first and only coffee table book about Filipino achievers in the United Arab Emirates. Connect with him on facebook.


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