Leading logistics provider opens $20m joint venture facility in Bahrain

The new joint venture facility, Schmidt Logistics Bahrain, was inaugurated on Wednesday.
Updated 08 November 2017
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Leading logistics provider opens $20m joint venture facility in Bahrain

nogaholding, the investment and business development arm of National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) in Bahrain, and Schmidt Heilbronn inaugurated on Wednesday its new joint venture facility, Schmidt Logistics Bahrain.
The $20 million facility is expected to create around 100 jobs in the logistics sector (directly and indirectly). Located in the Bahrain Logistics Zone, it will support the zone’s expanding operations, particularly in the chemical and petrochemical logistics market.
Mohamed bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa, Bahrain’s minister of oil and chairman of nogaholding, said: “We would like to congratulate Schmidt on the launch of our new joint venture facility here in Bahrain, where there is great demand for its highly-specialized services.”
“Our new facility will have a significant positive impact on the regional chemical and petrochemical industries and facilitate quicker and easier transportation of goods around the GCC. Through our partnership with Schmidt we are proud to have supported the establishment of this facility, and will continue to provide support for its operations in the future.”
Thomas Schmidt, CEO and managing partner of Schmidt Group, said: “This new development is a reflection of the huge growth we see in the regional logistics industry. It also represents the confidence we have in Bahrain as one of our key strategic operational bases in the Gulf region. We originally chose to locate a significant proportion of our services in Bahrain because of the strong transportation links with neighboring countries, excellent logistics infrastructure and supportive regulations.”
He added: “We are now in a position to be able to capitalize further on these competitive advantages and expand our regional offering.”
Khalid Al-Rumaihi, chief executive of the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), said: “The manufacturing and logistics sector is one of the strongest in the Kingdom and Bahrain attracted more than $200 million of investment into this sector in the first half of the year — investments that will create more than 1,000 jobs over the next three years. Joint investments such as Schmidt Logistics Bahrain enable the growth of this world-class industry and attract companies with specialized expertise and operational skills to Bahrain to support the supply chain, creating high-quality employment opportunities for the local market.”
Joint efforts from nogaholding, the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications, Bahrain EDB, Supreme Council for the Environment and Customs Affairs have led to the establishment of Schmidt Logistics Bahrain.


A summer to remember with Jumeirah

Updated 17 July 2018
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A summer to remember with Jumeirah

Jumeirah Hotels has created a list of 90 different ways one can have fun over the summer months with friends and family at its hotels. From the beach, to the city, to the creek — or even a drive or plane journey away, there is something for everybody.
With six different categories to dip into, guests can enjoy a whole host of day or nighttime activities, as well as staycations or long-term stays within the family, dining, shopping, exploring, recharge and indulge categories — all available for guests to scroll through on www.jumeirah.com/90ways

Staycations at Jumeirah city hotels
l Jumeirah Emirates Towers and Jumeirah Creekside Hotel are offering a UAE Residents’ rate from 315 dirham ($85). The perfect destinations to explore the Museum of the Future site, Downtown Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Bur Dubai and Deira.
l Zabeel House Al-Seef and Zabeel House MINI hotels are perfect for those looking for heritage and culture. Venture into the new area surrounding the Creek and the friendly team will lend you a bike to explore the eclectic neighborhood.

Food
l Foodies can tackle the huge variety of different meat cuts with a masterclass hosted by the Master Butcher at The Rib Room, Jumeirah Emirates Towers complete with a three course lunch for just 325 dirham per person.
l Experience dining re-imagined with a five-course menu to be enjoyed from the heights of Jumeirah Emirates Towers’ famed glass elevators with panoramic views.
l Learn to cook the perfect Spanish paella at Al-Hambra, Jumeirah Al-Qasr for 180 dirham per person.
l Kids eat for free at any of the Madinat Jumeirah all day-dining outlets of Hanaaya, Arboretum or The Palmery.

Day and nighttime fun

l Surprise a loved one by creating a personalized fragrance for 40 dirham at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, or host a party at Sinbad Kids Club at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray for 100 dirham per child.
l While the little ones enjoy that, the adults can enjoy beach and pool access, and the choice of either lunch or dinner at Lalezar followed by the legendary Turkish Hammam in Jumeirah Zabeel Saray.
l Burj Al-Arab Jumeirah invites guests to breeze through a hot summer day from a cooled pool cabana at The Terrace, sipping on unlimited signature mocktails, followed by a refreshing cold seafood platter from Scape Restaurant and Lounge. Or enjoy a romantic Moonlight Swim complete with your own pool adorned with rose petals and massage from 7,321 dirham per couple.