Hollywood-style action at Motiongate Dubai

Motiongate Dubai, the largest Hollywood-inspired theme park in the region, offers non-stop action and cinematic adventure.
Updated 29 January 2017

Hollywood-style action at Motiongate Dubai

With school holidays on the horizon, Dubai will be one of the top destinations for GCC residents and families looking for exciting entertainment and leisure experiences.
Motiongate Dubai, the region’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park, is combining favorite pastimes to present the best of Hollywood cinema, theme park action, live entertainment and exciting shopping and dining options to visitors.
Motiongate Dubai is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination.
At Motiongate Dubai, guests can choose the type of Hollywood adventure they want to have, whether they are adventure seekers, star spotters, film buffs or foodies.
It is spread across five themed zones: Columbia Pictures, Smurfs Village, DreamWorks, Lionsgate and Studio Central, the park’s entry boulevard.
Motiongate Dubai brings to life 13 Hollywood blockbuster films including favorites such as the Smurfs, Ghostbusters, Hotel Transylvania, Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Step Up, Al In! and Step Up, Revolution as immersive experiences. 
John Hallenbeck, general manager, commented: “Motiongate Dubai at Dubai Parks and Resorts is a great must-visit attraction for visiting families and groups of friends, who want to experience the best of Hollywood films, immersive rides such as roller coasters, motion simulators and interactive play areas plus a program of live entertainment and shows.”
He said: “In addition, with a wide range of movie-themed dining and shopping, guests can go beyond the screen of their favorite films and create memorable experiences.”

Bahri promotes gender balance in workplace

Updated 21 May 2019

Bahri promotes gender balance in workplace

Saudi logistics and transportation company Bahri recently participated in the 13th Annual Maritime HR Conference in London. The company’s chief support officer Hisham Alkhaldi was invited as a guest speaker at the largest worldwide gathering of maritime HR professionals. 

Held at Leonardo Royal Hotel in London from May 9 to 10, the annual event discussed key issues facing HR teams in the maritime industry. The conference brought together regulators, industry-renowned speakers, business leaders, and nearly 200 delegates representing shipowners, ship managers, oil companies, and other maritime employers such as classification societies and P&I clubs. 

Speaking on the “Diversity and Inclusion in the Maritime Industry” panel at the conference, Alkhaldi put a spotlight on the under-representation of women in the workplace across industries, particularly in the maritime sector. Highlighting that only 2 percent of seafarers worldwide are women and less than 1 percent occupy leadership roles in the industry, he said that it has become imperative for various stakeholders in the maritime industry to step up both concerted and individual efforts to address these challenges effectively and swiftly. 

“As a result of constant and deliberate efforts to raise awareness about the importance and benefits of gender balance in the workplace, policymakers and businesses in the maritime industry increasingly identify equal opportunities as a top priority today. Promoting women’s participation at work is critical not only for accelerating economic growth and sustainable development but also for driving stronger bottom-line results for businesses,” Alkhaldi said.

“Similarly, a diverse workforce will lead to higher productivity and customer loyalty, and catalyze innovation, leveraging the perspectives and experiences of employees of different nationalities, and ethnicities. As an employee-centric organization, Bahri has incorporated diversity and inclusion in its human resources policies and processes.” 

Alkhaldi also shed light on Bahri’s initiatives aimed at embracing diversity and inclusion across all aspects of its business. The company has been striving to boost the participation of women in its operations, which reached 18 percent this year. Bahri has also teamed up with universities to develop programs that will help introduce students to the maritime sector and its services. 

At the heart of Bahri’s diverse and inclusive workforce is its “Talent Management Framework,” which provides a clear direction for strategically attracting, sourcing, managing, developing and retaining talents in the company. The framework was recently named the “Best Recruitment & Talent Management Strategy” at the inaugural CIPD Middle East People Conference & Awards. The company had also won in the “Best Talent Development Strategy” category at the Future Workplace Awards 2018.