DHL makes key appointments in Bahrain, Kuwait and Morocco

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Christelle Fadel, general manager, DHL Global Forwarding Morocco.
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Rob Kennaugh, country manager, DHL Global Forwarding Bahrain.
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Fadi Bastoni, country manager, DHL Global Forwarding Kuwait.
Updated 23 August 2018
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DHL makes key appointments in Bahrain, Kuwait and Morocco

DHL Global Forwarding, an international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has appointed Christelle Fadel, Rob Kennaugh and Fadi Bastoni to lead its business in Morocco, Bahrain and Kuwait, respectively.
“The wealth of experience that Christelle, Rob and Fadi have amassed throughout the years in the logistics industry strengthens our existing business in the respective countries, helping us to fully capitalize on key sectors,” said Amadou Diallo, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Middle East and Africa. “We have high hopes for growth within our region: The Middle East is projected to grow by 3.7 percent this year while a similar upward trend is predicted for Africa. With these three leaders taking the helm, their respective countries will benefit from their deep local and regional logistics expertise, as well as individual visions to improve business results.”
Fadel has been with DHL since 2014 and brings with her close to two decades of experience in supply chain and freight forwarding in Germany, France and Morocco.
Fadel, general manager, DHL Global Forwarding Morocco, said: “This is an exciting time for the businesses as Morocco grows in significance as the gateway for Europe and Africa. The economic outlook for North Africa is extremely positive with a projected average growth of 5 percent for 2018 and 4.6 percent for 2019, and we are ready to take the lead in developing customized logistics solutions to further enhance trade links between Morocco and the global markets.”
A veteran of DHL, Kennaugh has been with the company for 25 years, taking on various roles across Australia, China, Oman, Germany, Spain and the UK.
Kennaugh, country manager, DHL Global Forwarding Bahrain, said: “I’m honored to be appointed to this role as it marks another career milestone for me within the DHL family. I believe my understanding of the region puts me in good stead to lead the team here in Bahrain, as we work together for greater growth.”
Bastoni first joined DHL Express Saudi Arabia in 2000 where he was, over the years, responsible for various functions including air freight as well as global customer solutions.
Fadi Bastoni, country manager, DHL Global Forwarding Kuwait, said: “With the economy poised to see a 3.5 percent growth this year and the government pushing to maintain strong spending on transport and logistics infrastructure, Kuwait presents a tremendous opportunity for us and Kuwaiti businesses.”


Rove At The Park opens in Dubai Parks and Resorts

Updated 17 June 2019
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Rove At The Park opens in Dubai Parks and Resorts

Rove Hotels, a contemporary midscale hotel brand, has opened its sixth hotel in Dubai — Rove At The Park — in Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region. As the opening offer, guests can stay at Rove At The Park for 199 dirhams ($54) per night inclusive of two tickets to Dubai Parks and Resorts.
Rove At The Park has 579 rooms and interconnecting family rooms. Guests at Dubai Parks and Resorts can access more than 100 fun rides and attractions spread across Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park. This is in addition to free access to themed zones, street ambiance and numerous shops and restaurants at Riverland Dubai.
On the opening of the new hotel, Paul Bridger, corporate director of operations, Rove Hotels, said: “Guests love Rove Hotels for their convenient locations, funky interiors, chilled ambience and great service, which have made the brand one of the most popular in the city. We are excited to open Rove At The Park, our sixth and largest property in Dubai. The hotel offers a launchpad to discover Dubai Parks and Resorts and the rest of the city.”
Ahmed Al-Rayyes, chief retail and hospitality officer, DXB Entertainments, the company that owns Dubai Parks and Resorts, said:
“Dubai Parks and Resorts is a dynamic leisure destination with attractions that appeal to families, couples, and theme park enthusiasts from around the globe. With the opening of Rove At The Park, guests will have easy access to a vibrant new hotel that is perfect for residents looking for a quick weekend getaway. Opening a second hotel is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts’ strategy to have more than 1,300 keys at the destination by the second half of 2020. We look forward to welcoming even more tourists who will now be able to enjoy rides and attractions at the park, with the option of a conveniently located hotel in the vicinity.”
Rove At The Park is just over half an hour drive from the Dubai International Airport and the Al-Maktoum International Airport. Additionally, the hotel is just minutes away from the future Expo 2020 location, making it convenient for visitors traveling to the exhibition.
The design of Rove At The Park is inspired by the local area and uses art to tell stories and offer Instagrammable moments throughout the hotel. All 579 rooms house a 48-inch interactive TV screen with a smart media hub and free Wi-Fi. The rooms have designer mattresses, pull-out beds for extra guests, a mini-fridge, a large safe, and a modern bathroom with power rain showers.