Thursday 6 May 2021

The Kanoo Group supports the “100 Million Meals” UAE Initiative

Mohammad Tariq, HR Manager – UAE & Oman, The Kanoo Group [right] hands over the cheque donation to The Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) representative

Dubai, UAE: The Kanoo Group, one of the largest family-owned conglomerates in the region, recently donated cash as a voluntary contribution in support for the “100 Million Meals” campaign launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The initiative is the biggest food drives of its kind in the region.


The Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) aims to distribute 100 million meals for disadvantaged families in 30 countries in Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America this Ramadan. In collaborations with 12 food banks in the regions, the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment (MBRCH), and humanitarian organizations in the beneficiary countries, MBRGI begun dispatching food to countries including Jordan, Pakistan, Egypt, Angola, Uganda, and Ghana.


“We are honoured to support such government initiative that is in line with our commitment to corporate social responsibility by reaching out to those who are in need. This holy month celebrates the values of giving and we commend the UAE’s global humanitarian efforts in fighting global hunger and malnutrition,” said Fahad Kanoo, CEO, The Kanoo Group – UAE & Oman.


The campaign is part of UAE’s response to global efforts to combat world hunger, a major challenge that has been exacerbated by outbreak of COVID-19 that has pushed millions of disadvantaged populations to greater insecurity, poverty, and unemployment. The campaign also aims to support the international community in achieving the second of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to end hunger by 2030.


During this holy month, Muslims around the world fast and focus their attention on giving to the charity. Ramadan is the ninth, the most spiritually elevating month of the Muslim calendar. At the beginning of the sacred month, worshippers congratulate each other with the words “Ramadan Kareem!”, which means a wish of a generous Ramadan.

Thursday 18 March 2021

The Kanoo Group conducts Covid-19 vaccination drive for its employees

The Kanoo Group conducts Covid-19 vaccination drive for its employees
Mr. Mohammad Tariq, HR Manager [1st left] & Ms. Amna Al Mheiri, Group Talent Acquisition Manager [1st right] spearheaded the Covid19 vaccination drive for The Kanoo Group employees held at the Dubai World Trade Center

Dubai, UAE: The Kanoo Group, a leading family-run organization, conducted a Covid 19 Vaccination Drive as one of its measures in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all its employees and their families. The vaccination campaign was held in 2 Phases at the World Trade Centre on 9th & 16th March 2021 which was organized by Ms. Amna Al Mheiri, in coordination with the Ministry of Health-UAE.

Right from the time Covid 19 infection hit the country, The Kanoo Group has always been at the forefront of introducing a lot of safety measures for all employees and  has put a lot of emphasis to ensure their health and wellbeing. The Human Resources team, led by Ms. Maha Kanoo is in-charge of providing a safe working environment for all.

As Vaccinations are currently being carried out only for targeted special category people (such as aged 40 & above and people with chronic diseases), the vaccination drive was even more important as it allowed all The Kanoo Group staff and their family members to avail themselves of the opportunity. Close to 500 staff and their families took part in the vaccination. Aside from its employees, the offer was extended to The Kanoo Group’s Joint Ventures where around 70 staff of Johnson Arabia also benefited from the initiative. Mr. John Miranda, HR Manager of Johnson Arabia expressed his sincere thanks to the Kanoo Team for facilitating this event for their staff also.

The Kanoo Group conducts Covid-19 vaccination drive for its employeesSinopharm, the Chinese vaccine was administered as the first dose to participants and the appointment for the second dose was also given on the spot.

Prior to the vaccination drive, Ms. Maha Kanoo, GM – HR & Admin encouraged all staff by commenting, “Getting vaccinated against Covid 19 is a personal choice but it is highly recommended to everyone as this gives a chance for all of us to fight the infection and to avoid further spread. Every one of us – through our actions and decisions – has a responsibility, an ability, and an opportunity to contribute to the world’s response to COVID-19”.

“We are following guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and local government regulations and containment measures. We are taking proactive steps to mitigate the risk of exposure for our employees, customers, contractors and partners. The Kanoo Group now takes pride in declaring that most of our customers facing staff are now vaccinated and this would go a long way in assuring our customers about a safe transaction with Kanoo Staff,” she added.   

As part of The Kanoo Group HR support, Mr. Mohammad Tariq, HR Manager & Ms. Amna Al Mheiri, Group Talent Acquisition Manager, were the 1st attendees at the venue to guide the staff on the vaccination process. 

“Thank You to all our employees & their families for their contribution to the COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Getting vaccinated now will help protect you and your beloved family members you care for and those who are at risk for severe illness from COVID-19. This is also an opportunity for The Kanoo Group employees to serve as role models in our community. The Kanoo Group will continue following all critical steps as a company to reduce the risk of spread and infection, as well as mitigate the impacts of this pandemic to our business operations, our employees and the communities in which we operate,” The Kanoo Group Directors’ message reads.

READ ALSO: The Kanoo Group adopts protective measures due to coronavirus outbreak

Sunday 14 February 2021

Kanoo Shipping launches new Port office in Hamriyah Free Zone Sharjah

 Kanoo Shipping launches new Port office in Hamriyah Free Zone Sharjah

Kanoo Shipping has established a new port office in Hamriyah Free Zone adjacent to Hamriyah Port, a deepwater seaport and accompanying facilities located in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Hamriyah Port is part of a free trade zone for companies and a hub for the export and re-export of commodities to other world markets. Main deepwater port activities include petrochemical exports, container terminals and general cargo alongside berth depths of 14 meters. 


Hamriyah Port can accommodate very large and deep drafted vessels and its main harbour is designed for handling LPG, oil products, general cargo, heavy-duty cargo, cement, grain and forest products. LPG loading terminal is currently operated by Petrofac, a leading international service provider to the energy industry. The inner harbour is located in the north part of the Hamriyah Free Zone. Offshore of Hamriyah, there is an SBM operated by BP, handling crude and condensate cargo.


Hamriyah Port is a few kilometres from Sharjah proper and industrial areas. Investors are able to save time and cost as the port is adjacent to Hamriyah Free Zone. It also has easy access to linking all seven emirates and provides connections to the adjacent Gulf States closer to the Straits of Hormuz.


With this new office of Kanoo Shipping, it said that their Husbandry, Crew Care, Port and Cargo Operations services to clients are more robust than ever as port authorities, Customs, Immigration and other government agencies are also located in the same vicinity.


Contact Details:


Muhammad Farooq

Operations Manager – Northern Emirates

Kanoo Shipping

Mobile: +971 50 624 0232



Murali Krishna

Assistant Manager – Tankers

Kanoo Shipping

Mobile +971 54 995 6076

Wednesday 10 February 2021

Kanoo Machinery opens new Parts Outlet in Ras-Al-Khor in Dubai

 Kanoo Machinery is delighted to announce the opening of a new branch parts outlet at Ras Al-Khor, Dubai, to provide better customer service

Kanoo Machinery opens new Parts Outlet in Ras-Al-Khor in Dubai
Kanoo Machinery Employees pose at the newly opened Parts outlet in Ras Al Khor, Dubai

Dubai, UAE: Kanoo Machinery, one of the leading materials handling, construction, Welding, cleaning, agriculture and industrial equipment distributors in the Gulf, opened its new spare parts outlet strategically located in Ras Al-Khor, Dubai, to keep up with evolving customer demands and to ensure delighted customer experience. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on 10th February 2021 led by Kannan Chandrasekaran, Country Manager - UAE and Oman and attended by Kanoo Machinery staff members and guests.

The new parts outlet offers full sales, technical support and parts distribution for customers in Dubai & beyond. Kanoo Machinery offers ready stock availability of equipment for outright sales, short and long-term rental, as well as an extensive inventory of accessories, spare parts, tires, batteries and lubricants. An expert team from Kanoo Machinery also offers 24 x 7 customer support and use our mobile quick service vehicles to do remote service at customer’s site.

Kannan Chandrasekaran said, “With the 100% Customer Service Excellence Movement, our goal is not only to innovate but most importantly to change the way we interact with customers. These days, customers are also looking for more personalized and interactive experience that’s why we create an environment to help staff engage more proactively and listen to our customers’ need.”

“The branch is positioned to take advantage of the UAE’s long-term growth opportunities as well as to help our customers succeed in their business”, added Manoj Kumar, Divisional Parts Manager, UAE.

Kanoo Machinery offers a highly diversified line of quality equipment and genuine spares & consumables from world-leading and trusted brands such as Grove, Hyster, Perkins, Bobcat, Lincoln Electric, Aisle-Master, Combilift, Tennant, Massey Ferguson, Norton, Ausa, Sullair, Beach Tech etc. The equipment manufactured by our Principals are sold, serviced and marketed through dedicated product specialists from sales and aftermarket who are available across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Sharjah, Fujairah and RAK in the UAE.

About Kanoo Machinery

Kanoo Machinery is a member of The Kanoo Group, one of the largest family-owned conglomerates in the region established in 1890. Since mid-1960s, Kanoo Machinery represents a wide range of leading international equipment brands / manufacturers within areas such as Power Generation, Hydraulic Mobile Cranes, Material Handling, Construction, Industrial, Agricultural & Cleaning, Welding & consumables,  safety & testing services, specialised equipment & services and Diesel Engines, well supported by spare parts distribution and service support all over the UAE.   

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: / 

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The Kanoo Group

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Thursday 19 March 2020

The Kanoo Group adopts protective measures due to coronavirus outbreak

Say No to Panic & Say Yes to Precaution

The Kanoo Group adopts protective measures due to coronavirus outbreak
The Kanoo Group conducts mandatory temperature checks to all employees and guests when entering the office premises in Dubai, UAE

Dubai, UAE: The Kanoo Group is instituting a number of protocols in response to the coronavirus outbreak, including barring employees from going to work when sick and mandating temperature checks through contactless thermometer to all employees and guests when entering the office premises.

The company may decide to restrict or deny entry to any person with symptoms of influenza and illness and give them advice to undergo further screening by the Dubai Health Authority when suspected to having the COVID-19.

Although The Kanoo Group has so far zero cases for the novel coronavirus, the HR Department headed by Ms. Maha Kanoo, General Manager – UAE & Oman (HR & Marketing) has sent out circulars to all employees outlining several measures to prevent outbreaks and has given detailed information on the numbers to call in case of emergency, including the steps for booking a COVID-19 Test provided that a person meets the criteria set by world health experts.

Earlier last week, HR also instructed employees to fill up a Travel Declaration Form for those who have travelled to infected countries within the last 28 days. Those who have travelled in these areas were asked to go through self-quarantine for a certain period, before re-joining.

The Kanoo Group has also increased sanitary protocols such as installing sanitizers in all workplace public areas and increased employee awareness on frequent hand washing. It also has distributed a number of masks to each of the divisions.

To respond to any critical situation in the future, The Kanoo Group has also formed a Quick Response Team to attend to any calls for guidance on critical situation at any given time.

The Kanoo Group adopts protective measures due to coronavirus outbreak
Employee uses hand sanitizer installed
across The Kanoo Group premises
Addressing the employees, Ms. Maryam Al Busaidy, HR Manager, Employee Services & Emiratisation (UAE & Oman) said, “We would highly appreciate your cooperation to keep our workspace as safe as possible. We also encourage others to schedule their travel plans for a later time.”

Mr. Mohammad Tariq, HR Manager (UAE & Oman) added, “We are implementing as much as possible the most effective measures to monitor, screen and protect the health of our employees. Everyone’s safety and well-being are the highest priority of The Kanoo Group.”

The World Health Organization has advised the public on basic protective measures against the new coronavirus including washing hands frequently with soap and water, or using alcohol-based hand rub; maintaining social distancing (at least 1 metre (3 feet) with people suffering from cough or fever; avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth; practicing respiratory hygiene (covering mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing) and avoiding physical contact when greeting such as shaking hands.

Further, to those who have recently visited infected areas, they are advised to stay at home if they begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until they recover. If they develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, they are advised to seek medical attention promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. 

Tariq further advised, “Follow our HR guidelines released from time to time, and stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Also follow advice given by our healthcare provider, our national and local public health authority on how to protect yourself and others from the COVID-19. Don’t panic, don’t spread rumours as it may involve penal action by law.”

“Be polite towards colleagues who are showing flu symptoms and practice self-isolation in case of sickness. Be supportive, careful, alert, and kind.”

The Kanoo Group has also planned disinfection measures across its premises which will be carried out the soonest.

Tuesday 28 January 2020

The Kanoo Group successfully concludes the 21st blood donation campaign

Blood Donation Campaign 2020 at The Kanoo Group

Dubai, UAE: As part of its ongoing commitment to promote a culture of social responsibility and to support government initiatives, The Kanoo Group once again concluded a successful blood donation campaign, in partnership with Dubai Blood Donation Center – Latifa Hospital, on 23rd January 2020.

Held at The Kanoo Group premises in Karama, Dubai, the 21st blood donation campaign drew the participation of 99 registered donations from staff and members of The Kanoo Group. The day-long campaign resulted in 75 successful donors after the standard screening.

Ms Maha Kanoo, Head of HR and Marketing–The Kanoo Group (UAE & Oman), said, “We are honoured to be supporting this yearly cause at The Kanoo Group which promotes the values of unity among our employees as responsible members of our society. It also raises community awareness about the importance of blood donation and its role in saving many lives.”

“Through this initiative, we achieve aligned goals with the government to help patients with thalassemia, anaemia, accident sufferers, and other illnesses, as well as support government hospital blood banks in providing a safe and adequate supply of blood,” she added.

On the recently concluded campaign, Mr Ali Islim, Marketing Manager (UAE & Oman), said, “Special thanks to every blood donor. Your donations make a big difference in the lives of many patients. Because of your generosity, lives will be saved.”

“We are grateful to the Management mainly to Ms Maha Kanoo and Mr Fahad Kanoo for their support in again making this initiative possible; to our team (Marketing) for organising the event and Property and HR teams for their support, and to everyone at The Kanoo Group who continuously believe in this great cause.”
“We hope that you continue to be a part of this regular important event, and we hope that our numbers increase as we move to the next. Together, we can make a difference,” he concluded.

The Kanoo Group lastly gave tokens of appreciation to all contributors of the blood donation campaign–a customised watch with The Kanoo Group emblem, which was generally well-received by employees.

Below is the list of registered donations from The Kanoo Group’s 21st Blood Campaign:

Syed Azhar Syed Abdul Gaffar
Mohamed Haji Nawaskhan Abdul Kareem
Abdul Haseeb Butt Abdul Latif
Mohammed Ismail Saleh Alahwal
Mohamed Halik Allah Bash
Rahmatullah Ansari
Noufal Chirayil Ashraf
Hemanth Kumar Gopal Attavar
Andresita Fernandez AUAYANG
Vivek Pottekkat Balakrishnan
Abdulkadir Abdulhusen Bandukwala
Raheem Baba Bekur
Ram Chandra Bhattarai
Ganesh Bhusal
Bernadeth Coloma Bolalin
Cynthia Reena Cardoza
Sarachandra Chandran
Claire Anne Maramag Concepcion
Carol Odono Danila
Liyanage Dilki Dushani De Silva
Pooja Devnani Prakash Devnani
Clement Dsouza
Saji Pathayil Abraham Eapen Abraham
Sreeraman Ganapathy
Lal Bux Ghanghro
Lijo Gilbert
Melissa Gonsalves
Malien Asanka Halangoda
Dinesh Diwakar Hegde
Mir Nofil Manzoor Manzoor Hussain
Mohamed Fazmin Hussain
Mudassar Farooq Farooq I Azam
Shafiullah Mohamed Ibrahim
Shoaib Iqbal
Anas Bin Rafat Rafat Islam Usmani
Renjith Valliayyathu John
Hegde Rajesh Keshav K Keshav Hegde
Ramesh Varakkoth Kalliatan
Khem Bahadur Karki
Abrar Ahmed Khan
Balaram Khuntia
Premanath Mohan Kotian
Venkatesan Kayathur Krishnaswamy
Jacob Poikayil Kunjappan
Sundar Liwang
Joy Sayson De Los Santos
Ismail Kather Maideen
Eddy Ndungu Makara
Abishek Manikandan
Shine Mathew Charuvil Mathai Mathew
Assaad Mawad
Asma Begum Adil Miah
Mohamed Nuski Arafath Mohamed Akram
Mudassir Adeel Mohammad
Muhammad Faraz Alam Khan Muhammad Ayaz
Muhammad Umair Awan Muhammad Ilyas Awan
Muhammed Faraj Muhammed Nissam
Rafaz Mulla
Waqar Ahmed Syed Munir Ul Hassan Zaidi
Umeshkumar Kaithaparambu Muralidharan
Ajaruddeen Pyati Nabisab
Irfan Abdul Latif Naik
Pyaliliston Olivera
Mohamed Atef Kamel Omar
Aydell Tiangco Padua
Haris Notti Parambath
Rijesh Paravante Parambath
Narayanan Ayakkad Parasuram
Telge Chatura Piyamantha Peiris
Benita Bruno Pereira
Prasanth Pozhath Manghat
Shaju Nelliparambil Prakasan
Mansoor Pullat
Lini Bachu Mathew Purammattam Lalu Joseph
Arun Samandan Puthiyadam
Tennangara Patabadige Virosh Rehan Perera
Melbon Layga Remoblas
Valentino Victorino Reyes
Fides Tiongson San Diego
Mahlon Aaron Satkunam
Bahaa Shahab El Deen
Kashimsab Shaikh
Rahul Sharma
Girisha Siddappa Siddappa S
Katukurundage Duminda Prasad Silva
Jacklyn Espadon Sobria
Syed Nayeemullah Syed Arab
Abdul Rasheed Thanikkad
Sandra Magdalene Thuring
Saleem Vayappurath
Shaju Vijayan
Rejeesh Kuppisserichira Vijayappan
Mae Angelique Cana Villarante
Neena Xavier
Tito Thomas Younan
Mohammed Ibrahim Liakhat Ali Yousuff
Jaber Abdallah Mohamad Zanda 
Assaad Mawad 
See also: The Kanoo Group hosts the 20th Kanoo Blood Donation Drive

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