Emirates receives new safety management system

Updated 18 August 2012
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Emirates receives new safety management system

In March 2011, mercator made a promise to its customers and the aviation safety industry to develop a cutting-edge safety and compliance management system to enable the aviation industry to manage safety information and compliance in an integrated and efficient manner.
In only 15 short months, mercator has delivered its promise.
The new safety and compliance management system, which replaces mercator’s existing product, Sentinel, is now live and running with its launch customer Emirates.
Employees have been provided with a set of guidelines toward ensuring that standards of safety are continually improved across the Emirates Group.
This also ensures the welfare and safety of the group’s customers, colleagues and equipment and improves operational performance.
“There is nothing in market today that addresses the need for integration between the various internal components that drive Safety in an organization.” said Captain Henry Donohue, SVP, Emirates Group Safety.
“Our new product manages the reactive, proactive and predictive aspects of safety, ensuring that every hazard is managed and every risk contained.”
He said: “The level of integration and intelligence that we have been able to feed into the product from our years of experience, plus the valuable know-how of our people, makes this the most purpose-built product for aviation safety.”
The system is now being used by the over 50,000 strong team across the Emirates Group to report safety information.
The safety management solution allows Emirates to demonstrate compliance to the ICAO SMS guidelines. Following the pilot period, the product will be made available to the rest of mercator’s customers and the wider aviation industry in the coming months.
“The development team from mercator and Emirates worked extremely hard to make this possible,” said Patrick Naef, divisional SVP of Emirates IT and head of mercator.


Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh unveils Ramadan tent

The five-star hotel’s iftar buffet features an abundance of Arabic and international Ramadan specialties.
Updated 26 May 2019
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Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh unveils Ramadan tent

The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh is inviting guests to its lamp-inspired Ramadan tent for an opulent gastronomic experience and authentic spiritual ambience.
This year’s Ramadan tent theme “Siraj,” a literal interpretation of “lantern,” transforms one of the hotel’s ballrooms into an exquisitely decorated dining area featuring a lavish iftar buffet.
The classic decor reminisces the role of traditional lamps, which were used in the past for lighting family gatherings and its flame was considered the means to keep those gatherings alive even after dark. Since then, lanterns have been used to decorate houses, shops and streets in the holy month.
Mohammed Marghalani, manager at Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, said: “The project is the result of the cooperation of various employees in the hotel — starting from the tent’s name through to the variety and quality of dishes and the reception and care of the valued ladies and gentlemen visiting us.”
“Ramadan preparations are deeply rooted in our traditions as they emphasize the uniqueness of this special month. The real essence of Arabian hospitality focuses on making visitors and guests feel appreciated and comfortable,” he added.
Ramadan tents in hotels offering iftar and suhoor delicacies have become a tradition in the Kingdom during the fasting month.

HIGhLIGHT

The buffet spread features cuisines from around the world, from Saudi dishes to Asian, Italian and Turkish specialities, displayed in various live stations.

Hundreds of people turn up daily for the lavish meals with family and friends, amid sophisticated decor and five-star service.
On entering the palace-like venue, guests are greeted with the warm and smoky scent of oud at the reception.
The five-star hotel’s iftar buffet features an abundance of Arabic and international Ramadan specialties. Each table is elegantly laid out with dates, Arabic coffee and appetizers.
The buffet spread features cuisines from around the world, from Saudi dishes to Asian, Italian and Turkish specialities, displayed in various live stations.
The star of the buffet is the dessert selection comprising both Middle Eastern and international favorites guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Prices range from SR325 ($86) per adult to SR160 for children. Kids under the age of six dine for free. The tent is open from sunset until 9:00 p.m.
The 492-room Ritz-Carlton has 52 acres of landscaped gardens and is one of the most luxurious five-star properties in the capital.