Thursday, 8 February 2018

Kanoo Travel wins Championship title at the Sabre-EmQuest Cricket Mania 2018

Kanoo Thunders, the Kanoo Travel’s Cricket Team won the Championship title, on top of other awards at the recent power-packed show, Sabre-EmQuest Cricket Mania 2018, after defeating DNATA Travel HRG at the finals, held at Insportz Indoor Cricket facility in Dubai.

‘Never quit attitude’ as the team says, led them to an unbeaten streak, thus defeating Deira Travels, ITL World Travels, Akbar Travels and BCD Travels A and B teams, out of 60 participating players from the travel industry.

See also: The Kanoo Group celebrates 46th UAE National Day
The indoor cricket mania is being sponsored by EmQuest, a division of the Dubai-based Emirates and the travel distribution partner of Sabre Holdings, the world’s leading provider of travel technology solutions. Kanoo Travel, in addition to other travel partners across the UAE, were invited to participate in the yearly sports tournament.

The players of Kanoo Thunders, Tabrez Shaikh, Liston Olivera, Rafaz Mulla, Nuski Arafath, Rizwan Alambath, Ankit Desai, Zahir Shaikh, Mohomad Ajwan and Melwyn Menezes, could not hide their joy after winning the top title for the second time after 2015.

 Captain Asim Fawaz said, “We are confident of the fighting spirit that each one has demonstrated throughout the game. It has never let us down. Credit goes to all of us for always putting up an excellent teamwork. We have great hope, belief and determination that pushed us forward to reach our ultimate goal. I must say that this is probably the best tournament that we ever had witnessed for the past years.”
See also: EmQuest Cricket Mania 2015: Kanoo Thunders racks up impressive win
In addition, Kanoo Thunder’s Nuski Arafath was also judged as the ‘Man of the Match’ and the ‘Best Batsman’ of the final match, with Tabrez Shaikh as the ‘Best Batsman of the Series. Further, Rizwan Alambath was named the ‘Best Bowler’ and Ankit Desai as the ‘Best Catch’ of the final match.

Mr. Aubrey Heldt (General Manager) and Mr. Naseer Khan (Regional Travel Manager) of Kanoo Travel commended the players for their stupendous achievement during the match and wished them well as they continue with their commitment in creating exceptional travel experiences to all their customers in the UAE and the region.

The Kanoo family's involvement in air travel goes back to 1937 when the company provided refueling facilities in Bahrain for Imperial Airways seaplanes on route to India and Australia. In 1947 Kanoo Travel became the first IATA agency in the Gulf.

Today, Kanoo Travel is the largest travel company in the Middle East, with a team of travel specialists, operating a network of over 140 offices in the region, and through a global network of world class travel partners.  Kanoo Travel provides the most comprehensive and specialized services in the travel industry with unmatched quality awards and achievements that guarantees the highest levels of customer satisfaction.

Customers can utilize Kanoo Travel’s direct booking facility which is accessible in all their retail travel shops, online channels and corporate customer portfolios. 

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About The Kanoo Group

‘The Kanoo Group’ is one of the largest, independent, family-owned groups of companies in the Gulf region established in 1890. It has diversified business industries in shipping, travel, machinery, engineering, logistics, property, oil & gas, power, industrial chemicals, training, joint ventures, retail and commercial activities, among others, and operates extensively throughout Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen and Qatar.

Our Vision
The Leading Family Business in the Region and Beyond

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Delivering Sustainable Excellence

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