Atlantis, The Palm team breaks Guinness World Record for the largest caviar tin

Atlantis, The Palm team displays the Guinness World Record certificate at the event.
Updated 02 January 2018
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Atlantis, The Palm team breaks Guinness World Record for the largest caviar tin

Atlantis, The Palm resort in Dubai teamed up with AmStur, a US luxury caviar company, on New Year’s Eve to break the Guinness World Record for the largest caviar tin.
The 50kg serving of caviar was presented to guests at the resort’s Gala Dinner and smashed the previous world record, which was recorded in 2016, weighing in at 17kg.
The serving was presented to guests in a custom-made, diamond-shaped caviar tin coined “Cleito.”
The 98cm x 74cm tin was created using the finest R16 stainless steel and had special compartments to store frozen ice gel to ensure the appropriate temperature of the deliciously flavorful AmStur Premium Select caviar.
Over 5,000 guests enjoyed the event, snapping pictures with the tin and consuming the 50kg amount over the course of the evening, using custom-engraved mother-of-pearl spoons, produced to commemorate the occasion.
After ensuring the event was verified and the team adhered to the guidelines, the adjudicator said: “It was exciting to see another Guinness World Records title being broken in Dubai — you are officially amazing!”
Serge Zaalof, chief operating officer for Atlantis Resorts & Residences, said: “We have thoroughly enjoyed this project we have embarked upon with our esteemed partner, AmStur Caviar, and we are extremely proud to have achieved the impossible with the 50kg tin.
“Our New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner is a very special event in our city to welcome the new year and we were thrilled to share this record-breaking experience with our most valuable and loyal guests.”
Sascha Triemer, vice president for Food & Beverage at the hotel, said: “At Atlantis, The Palm resort, we feel honored for creating amazing experiences and everlasting memories for our guests, and we welcomed this opportunity to introduce the luxury taste of AmStur — The World’s Finest Caviar. By breaking the Guinness World Record, we continue to wow our guests and allow them to experience the unforgettable and seemingly impossible.”
Nicholas Narsavidze, an AmStur Caviar partner, said: “We are very proud to partner with Atlantis, The Palm resort in this unique undertaking, and are extremely excited to introduce our AmStur to the esteemed guests of the New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner.”


Emirates NBD opens branch in Alkhobar

Updated 20 September 2018
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Emirates NBD opens branch in Alkhobar

Emirates NBD, a banking group in the Middle East, has expanded its presence in the Kingdom with the opening of its first branch in Alkhobar in the Eastern Province. Emirates NBD now covers three key regions in Saudi Arabia with a presence in Riyadh, Jeddah and Alkhobar. 

As Saudi Arabia progresses plans for economic reform, in line with its Vision 2030, Emirates NBD’s presence builds on the growing economic and trade ties between Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Following the establishment of the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council, the UAE and Saudi Arabia recently announced The Strategy of Resolve, a joint vision for economic development through 44 joint strategic projects within a five-year time frame. 

UAE-based Emirates NBD is the first non-Saudi bank with a significant branch network across the Kingdom. The bank offers retail, private, business and wholesale banking across its network of three full-fledged branches in the Kingdom, in addition to corporate finance advisory, project and syndicated finance through Emirates NBD Capital KSA, the bank’s investment banking arm.

Emirates NBD also operates in Egypt, India, Singapore, and the UK with representative offices in China and Indonesia. 

“Our presence in Saudi is integral to Emirates NBD’s growth strategy as we continue to explore opportunities in the GCC region’s largest and most dynamic economy,” said Hesham Abdulla Al-Qassim, vice chairman and managing director of Emirates NBD. 

“Saudi Arabia is in the midst of a landmark economic transformation and we look forward to continuing to support Saudi individuals and businesses looking for a trusted banking partner.” 

Emirates NBD recently renewed its partnership with the Kingdom’s Kafalah Program, which aims to promote financing to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) within the country.

Loai Abduljawad, CEO of Emirates NBD KSA, said: “Emirates NBD’s expanded network strengthens our offering to individuals and corporates in Saudi Arabia looking to invest and trade across the MENA region and beyond. Our superior value proposition, built on the bank’s unique ‘high tech + high touch’ philosophy of offering customers a modern banking experience complemented by personalized advisory services, will enable us to strengthen customer acquisition in the Kingdom as we continue to support the country’s long-term growth and development goals, as outlined in Saudi Vision 2030.” 

Emirates NBD is a leading banking group in the region. As of June 30, 2018, its total assets were 477.5 billion dirhams, ($130 billion). The group has a significant retail banking franchise in the UAE and is a key participant in the global digital banking industry, with over 90 percent of all financial transactions and requests conducted outside of its branches. The bank was declared the “Most Innovative Financial Services Organization of the Year” at the 2017 BAI Global Innovation Awards.