Emirates best airline in 2013 for Business and Leisure Travel

Updated 28 December 2013
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Emirates best airline in 2013 for Business and Leisure Travel

Emirates has been honored with Best Airline — Business and Best Airline — Leisure at the 2013 Conde Nast Middle East Traveller Readers' Choice Awards.
Presented at the launch of the magazine's Middle East edition, Emirates won twin acclaim by readers for both its quality service and product tailored to meet needs of the business traveler, while also being recognized by leisure travelers as their preferred airline.
"Conde Nast Traveller is one of the most respected and influential publications in travel trade and it is gratifying to see Emirates recognized as the best airline by such a discerning audience. It is great validation that we are on the right track, and we look forward to continue wowing our customers on-board and on the ground," said Thierry Antinori, EVP and chief commercial officer, Emirates.
Emirates also garnered other industry awards this month, including Airline of the Year at the Aviation Business Awards ceremony held in Dubai, as well as at the World Travel Awards in Doha where it took home gongs for the World's Leading Airline Lounge - First Class (Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport) and World's Leading Airline Rewards Program for Emirates Skywards.
These industry accolades speak of Emirates' ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation across its different areas of business. During the past 12 months, Emirates continued to deliver a high level of service performance, even while introducing new routes and inducting over 20 new aircraft into its fleet.
In 2013, Emirates launched new routes to Warsaw, Algiers, Tokyo Haneda, Stockholm, a new trans-Atlantic service from New York to Milan, Clark International in Philippines, Conakry in Guinea, Sialkot in Pakistan and commenced its service to Kabul in Afghanistan on Dec. 4. In 2014, Emirates will inaugurate its operations in three new destinations: Kiev, Taipei and Boston.


ADIB becomes first bank to join UAEIIC

Updated 23 June 2018
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ADIB becomes first bank to join UAEIIC

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a leading financial institution, has joined the UAE International Investors Council (UAEIIC), making it the first bank in the UAE to become a member in the council. This comes following an approval from the board of directors of the UAEIIC, headed by Sultan bin Saeed Al-Mansoori, UAE minister of economy.

Through this membership, ADIB will join government decision-makers, locally and internationally, with the support of the UAE’s minster of economy, to help remove obstacles, strengthen foreign investment relations and support sustainable economic development.

Khamis Buharoon, vice chairman and acting CEO at ADIB, said: “We are proud to be the first bank to join the UAE’s Investors Council. We are also committed to the development of Emirati investments, which are critical to economic diversification and the UAE’s global economic competitiveness. Important measures have already been taken to secure support and protection and to overcome any challenges faced by Emirati investors abroad, and we look forward to playing an instrumental role in building on these efforts.”

He added: “The establishment of the UAE International Investors Council forms part of broader efforts to advance economic diversification policies that complement the expansion and growth of the UAE’s private sector as well as create a favorable environment that supports national companies investing abroad. The council provides a vital link between investors interested in promising opportunities available in countries with close ties to the UAE and governmental and semi-governmental entities to streamline the investment process. It also serves as a pillar for ensuring the protection of UAE capital abroad through advice, guidance, and logistic support.”

Jamal Saif Al-Jarwan, secretary-general of the Emirates Council for overseas investors, said: “We have the honor to join Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank as an active member of the council, which contributes to enhancing the role of the council’s working environment to support the state’s economic development and to keep pace with developments in the economic, investment and banking sectors in general, since the measure of success depended not only on financial results but also on how it dealt with the needs changing markets, innovative and sophisticated solutions that keep pace with rapid global changes and shifts in those sectors.”

He added: “Emirati investment abroad plays a vital role in more than 70 countries in the world and has a great impact on the soft and reputed power of our young state in the world, which is a great achievement and a strong demonstration of the path of investment of the Emirati investors in the right direction.”