Business Development Manager – UAE

Closing date for this position is August 2024


RedDoor Live is a specialist event and brand activation agency, based in the UAE with offices in Dubai and London. We deliver bespoke ideas and concepts, purpose-built to energise brands capability to connect with fans through sports, business entertainment and community-inspired events. Our team pride themselves on creating innovative and interactive experiences in sport and entertainment.


The opportunity exists for an experienced and self-motivated Business Development Manager to join the Reddoor Live events team, leading the acquisition of new event opportunities in the UAE territory. The desired candidate will report into the Commercial Director, RD Live and be based at the UAE office in Dubai.

A comprehensive knowledge of working within major sport events is required, with the preferred candidate holding at least 5 years of experience in partnerships and sales in sports, entertainment and experiential. Strong written and interpersonal skills are essential. The ideal candidate should have excellent relationships within the event landscape and be able to pull on an extensive list of potential contacts within the UAE Region. This position will require a self-starter that can adapt accordingly.

The role is shaped to help RD Live acquire new partners within UAE and continue to build upon for its events portfolio with a focus on driving business revenue. The candidate should have prior experience of working in UAE markets.


  • Develop new business opportunities across markets in Fan Zones, Experiential Activations, Brand Activations, Sports Activations & Festival Promotions.
  • Work collaboratively alongside sister company 54, to identify, nurture and execute relationships in the territory.
  • Focus on key development markets in UAE.
  • Regular updates to the CEO & Commercial Director utilising the Commercial Tracker pipeline.
  • Development, tailoring and distribution of commercial sales materials specific for the UAE.
  • Ensure market research in place to assist with development opportunities.
  • Act as an ambassador for RD Live ensuring that the business is continually recognised as #No1 title in brand and experiential activation within UAE.


  • Strategic mindset. A strategic thinker who can provide value to RD Live, our clients and agency.
  • Driven. A record of accomplishment and efficient delivery.
  • Results – A tenacious revenue generator within business development success and has managed long term relationships.
  • Communication and presentation skills. Experience in a fast-moving, broad ranging commercial and/or marketing environment.
  • Stakeholder management. Excellent Stakeholder management (Internal and External).
  • Strong interpersonal skills and fluent in both English and Arabic.


  • Competitive Salary.
  • 30 days annual leave (Inc. Public Holidays).
  • Annual Discretionary Company Bonus – up to 8% (3% Company & 5% Individual).
  • Health Insurance.
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
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