KAEC World Academy sets new standards

Updated 18 September 2012
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KAEC World Academy sets new standards

King Abdullah Economic City has announced the inauguration and start of the first school located on its premises.
The World Academy, run by GEMS International, pursues a distinctive educational approach founded on both international standards and the Kingdom’s values ​​and culture.
The World Academy invites parents seeking high quality education that aspire to international standards thus setting the stage for their children to pursue undergraduate study and higher-education at universities Abroad.
Fahd Al-Rasheed, managing director and CEO of KAEC, expressed his pleasure at The World Academy starting off the school year.
The CEO said: “We proudly stand here today to celebrate a new achievement in King Abdullah Economic City, opening a new gateway to a sophisticated level of education on an international level that will become a global model in the 21st century. Through our focus on the educational sector, we will be able to achieve this ambitious goal, which, in turn will contribute to the vision of King Abdullah Economic City to be a major catalyst for economic and social development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
Rayan Qutub, head of business development in KAEC, said: “The World Academy is considered to be a new world of education that provides a sophisticated level of education based on international standards.”
Qutub added: “The World Academy receives students from kindergarten through to high school level in separate buildings that incorporate a variety of facilities to meet all their educational and social needs.”
Adding his remarks, Mark Johnston, The World Academy general manager, said the academy had been built in line with the privileged lifestyle of King Abdullah Economic City.
The World Academy consists of an integrated educational environment that features intelligent academic semesters; an advanced library equipped with the latest devices and electrical means in addition to an e-library, English language center and other centers to discover and develop talents.


AHG denies link with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Updated 16 January 2019
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AHG denies link with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Al-Habtoor Group (AHG) has clarified that the group and all its divisions, including Habtoor Hospitality (Habtoor Hotels) have no link or relationship of any kind with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises (HTE) and its owner Rashid Al-Habtoor.

This is following news released in major Indian and Middle Eastern media about a potential acquisition of the Leela Group of Hotels in India (Hotel Leela venture) by Rashid Al-Habtoor, founder and owner of Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises.

A spokesperson for Al-Habtoor Group said: “We feel obligated to clarify that Al-Habtoor Group in all its divisions and Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises are two separate entities. Habtoor Hospitality, commonly known as Habtoor Hotels, is owned solely by Al-Habtoor Group in the UAE and overseas.”

“... Any actions or business decisions taken by Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises or any of their associates are their sole responsibility, and Al-Habtoor Group is not liable under any circumstance for any damages or liabilities arising directly or indirectly from Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises business ventures.”