Showing posts with label International Day of Happiness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label International Day of Happiness. Show all posts

Monday, 22 April 2019

Kanoo Travel celebrates International Day of Happiness with industry partners

Kanoo Travel, together with industry partners, recently hosted a Desert Safari and a Bowling event in Dubai to celebrate the International Day of Happiness which aims to underline the importance of promoting positive values and the spirit of optimism and happiness among its employees and clients.

Aubrey Heldt, General Manager, Kanoo Travel – UAE & Oman said, “With partners including Air France-KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) and Oman Air, we help ensure that everyone can achieve the common goal of sustainable happiness. Through our planned activities, we underscore human connection, positive outlook, purpose, and gratitude which are important factors towards Happiness."

Kanoo Travel in collaboration with Air France-KLM recently organised the Inter-Department Bowling Tournament to promote happiness amongst employees as well as customers by means of sports through teamwork and camaraderie.

The inaugural sports day welcomed 29 teams from Kanoo Travel and guests from Kanoo divisions, Air France-KLM, and their customers, which was held at the International Bowling Centre in Al Mamzar.

The playoff winners for individual categories were Rajesh Kutty (CRM Team) for Highest Score-Male and Christine Ondangan (Achill Management) for Highest Score-Female; Ryan Tugade (Achill Management) for Highest Strikes-Male and Emma Sison (BCG) Highest Strikes-Female.

The overall winners, by organisation, were awarded to Amex Centurion (Winner), Achilll Management (1st Runner Up), and Kanoo Shipping (Marine) (2nd Runner Up).

The Bowling Tournament concluded on a very happy note, with award medals and trophies as well as giveaway tokens presented to the winners and participants respectively.

Similarly, Kanoo Travel together with Oman Air also led a corporate Desert Safari event to celebrate the Happiness Day held at Al Masayaf Camp, which was attended by around 200 representatives from both companies.

The event was a chance for senior executives and employees alike to socialise and explore the exotic nature and beauty of the desert on a sunset while enjoying a wide choice of adventure activities such as dune bashing, camel riding, sandboarding, henna painting and quad biking.
Apart from the thrilling rides, participants were fascinated with various entertainment such as dance performances – the tanoura, fire and belly dancing show, under the stars, while indulging in a BBQ dinner buffet. Others completed the adventure by having a precious memory of the tour through photographs taken wearing traditional Arabic clothing.

Towards the end of the event, two economy-class tickets were awarded to raffle draw winners Asmi Virgo (Landmark Group) and Dyn Cimon (Atlas Copco) – courtesy of Oman Air. All attendees likewise received giveaway tokens from the organisers.

The growing happiness and wellbeing movement in the country is being led by the UAE, with its commitment to becoming the happiest country in the world. With respect to this initiative, the recent UN report has ranked the UAE as the happiest country in the Arab region for the fifth year running.
See also: Kanoo Travel wins Runner-Up Trophy at Royal Brunei Airlines’ bowling tournament in Dubai

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

International Day of Happiness celebrated at The Kanoo Group’s Dubai headquarters

Dubai, UAE: Members of the management, senior executives, and employees of The Kanoo Group joined the rest of the world in celebrating the International Day of Happiness on March 20, 2019, with exciting treats and fun activities held at The Kanoo Group’s Dubai headquarters.

Ms. Maha Kanoo, Head of HR and Marketing said, “We are proud to celebrate this special occasion that promotes happiness at The Kanoo Group and across the world. It’s a call to action to inspire people to help make a happier place by intentionally engaging in small acts of kindness to share and spread happiness.”

“At The Kanoo Group, we underscore the importance of happiness and well-being of our employees which are key factors in the success of any business and towards a sustainable future for all.”

Mr. Fahad Kanoo, Acting CEO - The Kanoo Group (UAE & Oman) and Mr. Ahmed Fawzi Kanoo, YBA Kanoo Member of the Board of Directors, together with Mr. Jameel Al Sharaf, Head of Corporate Services and Ms. Marwah Al Saad, Group HR Manager, also joined the important gathering.
See also: The Kanoo Group hosts the 20th Kanoo Blood Donation Drive
The venue at The Kanoo Group’s HR Department was decorated with colourful balloons, with fun activities such as posting happiness thoughts on smiley stickers to be posted on the Smiley Board. Employees as well gathered around in small groups and enjoyed refreshments and finger food from a number of food stalls, dedicated to the occasion.

As the main organizer of the event, Ms. Maryam Al Busaidy, HR Manager - Employee Services & Emiratisation (UAE & Oman) said, “I would like to express my appreciation & gratitude to those who have supported us during the Happiness Day celebration.  It was indeed a successful event which showed our teamwork.”

She added, “As employees, we all can contribute towards a positive and healthy working environment among our teams. Spread happiness, it is contagious!”

The event ended with laughter and smiles on everyone’s faces, with some saying that the Happiness Day ignites an optimistic approach and a ‘happiness’ mission towards life that would bring an impact and change to the world.
See also: Kanoo Travel participates in roadshows in support for ‘Happiness Carnival’ 

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, 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

Our Mission 
Delivering Sustainable Excellence

Our Values 
Customer Focused, Ethical, Innovative, Agile, Competent & Intelligent, Collaborative, Accountable 

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