Showing posts with label Sports News. Show all posts
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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, 20 February 2019

Kanoo Travel wins Runner-Up Trophy at Royal Brunei Airlines’ bowling tournament in Dubai


Kanoo Travel Winning Team (from left): Mohammad Imran, Basith Faris, Aubrey Heldt, Fazmin Hussain, Naseer Khan, Charlie Rollon, Rejeesh KV, Philip John
Basith Faris won the Best Striker of the tournament
Dubai, UAE: Kanoo Travel won a Runner-Up Trophy ahead of other travel contenders in the UAE in this year’s Royal Brunei Airlines Bowling Tournament, which was recently held at the Dubai International Bowling Centre.

Royal Brunei Airlines, the flag carrier for the Sultanate of Brunei, brought together 35 top travel agency partners in the UAE and their players, which made the event a roaring success.
Aubrey Heldt, General Manager, Kanoo Travel – UAE & Oman said, “Aside from promoting sports as well as our local bowling players, the main objective of this gathering is to foster friendship, cooperation and sportsmanship among our customers.”

“We were excited and nervous about the games. We had to give our best performance to keep up with high expectations in maintaining our winning titles which gave us numerous trophies and medals during the past years. Luckily, our team has brought home another trophy. Congratulations to all the participants from Kanoo Travel,” he lastly remarked.

The tournament is an effort to use sports as a communication tool to develop team dynamics and to celebrate the spirit of partnership and healthy competition among the travel management companies.
See also: Kanoo Travel recognizes Top Performers and Key Industry Contributors for 2018

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Kanoo Travel’s Team B wins Runner-Up Trophy at Delta Foot Golf Challenge

Delta Foot Golf Challenge 2018 ended with an awesome display of Tee to Hole accuracy from Kanoo Travel’s Team B which finished with the Runner-Up Trophy held at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club on 9th November 2018.

The Foot Golf Challenge was hosted by Delta Airlines with the participation of its major travel partners including Kanoo Travel, a member of The Kanoo Group. Every year, Delta Airlines has been organising such various sporting challenge event, attended by its industry partners across the UAE.
Left to right: Naseer Khan, Aubrey Heldt with members of the Team, Sherif Ibrahim and Mohamed Hossni (MICE), Claten Mathias (Visas) and sitting Andre Lopez (Marine) with the trophy.

“We were excited to play in the competition with extremely talented players and excellent coaches from across our partners and customers, leading to this award. This gathering also continues to nurture the bond between us”, said Aubrey Heldt, General Manager, Kanoo Travel – UAE & Oman.
Foot Golf is a precision sport, in which players kick a soccer ball into a cup in as few shots as possible. The game is played similarly to golf, with the exception that players use a soccer ball instead of a golf ball, and the ball is kicked rather than struck with a club, working toward a 21-inch "cup" in place of the usual golf hole.

The winning teams were awarded with trophies, and players from the teams as well as participants emphasized the importance of physical fitness and staying physically active, in such a fun environment.
See also: Kanoo Travel team paddles to a grand Victory at White Water Rafting 

About Kanoo Travel


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. 

For more information, visit: www.kanootravel.com

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 

P.O. Box 290, Dubai, UAE. Toll Free: 800 KANOO, Fax: 04-3933636, Websites: www.kanoo.com / www.kanoogroup.com 

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Kanoo Travel team paddles to a grand Victory at White Water Rafting

Dubai, UAE: Kanoo Travel won the Championship title in the recent ‘Delta Challenge’ which was held on 11th December 2015 at Wadi Adventure - Jebel Hafeet, with this year’s chosen theme for the ‘White Water Rafting’ challenge. Delta Airlines has been organising the ‘Delta Challenge’ for the past 8 years with different themes, and has been attended by major travel partners.

Every year, Kanoo Travel has been participating in this prestigious event as a travel partner for Delta Airlines, and has also won several Championship titles in the past.  

There were 4 participating teams from Kanoo Travel - Kanoo Riders, Kanoo Zombies, Kanoo Warriors and Kanoo Surfers, who joined the ‘Whitewater Rafting’ match for this year.

The Delta Challenge 2015 comprised of 20 teams from 17 travel companies that took part in the event. The experience consisted of 2 preliminary rounds of tough competitive rowing for the qualification. Later, 3 Kanoo Travel teams qualified for the final championship race which was the highlight of the competition.

White water rafting is an extreme endurance sport that requires team work, precision and stamina. Whilst the adrenaline boost of this team surfing adventure was remarkable, the bonding experience, fun, thrills and excitement was enthralling. Each team consisted of 5 members rowing through rapids on an inflatable raft down treacherous waters with the guidance of a raft instructor.

The ‘Kanoo Surfers’ team, Captained by Sunil D'Souza emerged victorious and walked away with the DL Championship Trophy for 2015.


Listed below are the participants from Kanoo Travel at the Delta Challenge 2015, in alphabetical order:
  1. Abdul Haseeb Butt
  2. Amjad Ali Syed
  3. Asim Fawaz
  4. Badiriya Ali
  5. Claten Mathias
  6. Faraj Nissam
  7. Fazmin Hussain 
  8. Floyd Fernandes
  9. Mudassar Farooq
  10. Rajiv Vats
  11. Rajvinder Singh
  12. Rijesh Parabath
  13. Salman Bhari
  14. Sameena Firdose
  15. Shakih Sajid
  16. Sunil D'Souza
  17. Tabrez Shaikh 
  18. Tuan Deeno
  19. Vijay D'Souza
  20. Vinoy Xavier

About Kanoo Travel

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. 


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

Our Mission 
Delivering Sustainable Excellence

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

P.O. Box 290, Dubai, UAE. Toll Free: 800 KANOO, Fax: 04-3933636, Websites: www.kanoo.com / www.kanoogroup.com 

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Sunday, 9 August 2015

Kanoo employee supports UAE team for 2015 Special Olympics World Games

Mohd Sagher Mubarak Mohammed Mubarak addresses the UAE Team during the 2015 World Games held in Los Angeles to personally thank the league and The Kanoo Group for the usual support.

Dubai, UAE – For the second year in a row, Mohd Sagher Mubarak Mohammed Mubarak of Kanoo Machinery demonstrated his support for UAE athletes with intellectual disabilities as one of the volunteers for the national team and also a coach for the Equestrian delegates in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games held on July 25 - August 2, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

55 UAE Athletes brought out their courage, strength, determination and spirit of sportsmanship in competing for different sport categories in aquatics, athletics, badminton, basketball, bocce, bowling, cycling, equestrian, football, handball, powerlifting and table tennis during the Special Olympics. 

US First Lady Michelle Obama, with the presence of former Special Olympic athlete Tim Harris, declared the 2015 Special Olympics World Games open, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on July 25, 2015 with her heartfelt message to millions of people watching the event on television. 
Mohd Sagher Mubarak Mohammed Mubarak of Kanoo Machinery poses with His Excellency Abdulla Alsaboosi, Consul General of the UAE in Los Angeles [1st left] during the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.
Uniting the world through sports in a celebration of the abilities and accomplishments of people with intellectual disabilities and forming a new global vision of acceptance, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games is the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world capital for media and entertainment in 2015, and the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games.

Concurrently, the UAE has been participating in the Special Olympic World Games since 1999. Earlier, Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman, Dubai Sports Council (DSC) announced a Dh1 million grant to the UAE national team to express his support for the athletes who constantly make presence felt in international stage as major runners for World Games. 

After more than a week of play-offs, The UAE in addition to MENA Participants bid adieu to the 2015 Special Olympics World Games with pride and joy after they managed to rake numerous awards in various categories and also pulled-off First Prize wins from among 6,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities competing in 25 Olympic-type sports from 165 nations; along with 2,000 coaches, 30,000 volunteers and 500,000 spectators around the world. 

As a representative of The Kanoo Group, Mr. Mubarak said, “I am honored to be a part of such international sporting event that gives renewed encouragement and empowerment for athletes with special needs to positively contribute to the welfare of our society through their talents and capabilities. It certainly impacts the way people perceive and breaks down social barriers in the mainstream community irrespective of racial, ethnic, educational, social and economic background.”

He added: “We would like to thank and congratulate the UAE team on behalf of TheKanoo Group for this significant journey and milestone achievement. We are so proud of the collaboration that each has contributed to the general success, most especially the athletes for bringing home top medals/honours to our country.” 






 







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

Our Mission 
Delivering Sustainable Excellence

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

P.O. Box 290, Dubai, UAE. Toll Free: 800 KANOO, Fax: 04-3933636, Websites: www.kanoo.com / www.kanoogroup.com 

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The Kanoo Group
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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Kanoo Shipping wins top trophy in 2013 DSAA Bowling Championship

Dubai, UAE: Mr. Rajeeva Fonseka from Kanoo Shipping, won 1st Place against 115 players from 20 different shipping companies in the 2013 DSAA Bowling Championship (Male Category) held at Dubai International Bowling Center on 22nd June 2013.
Mr. Rajeeva Fonseka (left) of Kanoo Shipping receives 1st Place Award in the 2013 DSAA Bowling Championship held at Dubai International Bowling Center
Kanoo Shipping along with various Shipping Agents and Shipping Lines in Dubai participated in the Bowling Tournament to support one of DSAA’s major objectives to foster and strengthen the relations and cooperation between its members. Apart from this activity, the DSAA also organizes other sports events like Football as one of major events, Cricket and Badminton Tournament, and offers educational classes for this cause.
Dubai Shipping Agents Association (DSAA) is a non-profit organization, not engaged in any commercial activity that provides a platform for the general concern and interest of shipping industry. It is a brainchild of reputable members of the Shipping Agent’s community in Dubai who, with the support of the Director of the Department of Ports & Customs, identified the need for a joint representation of shipping agents doing business in the ports of Dubai.

The 2013 DSAA Bowling Championship was a remarkable success for Kanoo Shipping after Mr. Rajeeva Fonseka, scoring 524 points, brought home the major Championship title for Male Category.
Mr. Fahim Golandaz of Modern Freight Co. (ALMAR Containers) and Mr. Joel of AMI garnered 2nd and 3rd Place with scores of 515 and 447 points respectively.

On the other hand, Ms. Cristin of HMM earned 1st Place for Female Category, with a total score of 385 points. Ms. Irene Penales of Simatec – 2nd Place and Ms. Daisy Alcantara of Goodluck Shippng – 3rd place, each scored 367 and 325 points.

The tournament ended on a peaceful note. Aside from the exciting match that everyone experienced, representatives from Kanoo Shipping along with members of DSAA developed a sense of camaraderie and teamwork which are important contributions in the development of the entire association.




About Kanoo Shipping


Kanoo Shipping is one of the founders of S5 Agency World. Being the first Arab shipping agency in the Region in 1890, Kanoo Shipping has grown to be the largest regional shipping service provider in the Middle East which covers an extensive area including the Gulf, the Red Sea and Indian Sub-continent, and handles 15,000 ship calls every year.


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

Our Mission 
Delivering Sustainable Excellence

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

P.O. Box 290, Dubai, UAE. Toll Free: 800 KANOO, Fax: 04-3933636, Websites: www.kanoo.com /www.kanoogroup.com 

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PR Executive

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