GSA chairman meets Hankook racing team

From right, Saeed Al-Mouri, Adeel Naeem, Abdulmalik bin Shihon, Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal and Re’abal Al-Khatib.
Updated 07 January 2019
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GSA chairman meets Hankook racing team

Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, chairman of the General Sports Authority (GSA), recently met in his office in the Prince Faisal bin Fahad Olympic Complex in Riyadh, a delegation from the Bin Shihon Group. The delegation consisted of Assistant General Manager of Bin Shihon Group Abdulmalik bin Shihon, Marketing Manager Adeel Naeem and Business Development Manager Re’abal Al-Khatib, in addition to Captain Saeed Al-Mouri, who leads the Saudi Hankook Racing Team.

During the meeting, the two parties discussed the enhancement of cooperation between the General Sports Authority and Saudi Hankook Racing Team, including in all aspects of the development and marketing of motorsports in Saudi Arabia.

Prince Abdul Aziz expressed appreciation for the support extended by Bin Shihon Group to motorsports in the Kingdom through their sponsorship of the Saudi Hankook Racing Team for the past seven years. 

The GSA chairman said that the continuity of the company’s sponsorship of the team serves as an added value for the General Sports Authority in particular, and for motorsports in general, especially in view of the authority’s drive toward the development of motorsports in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. 


Al-Habtoor receives members of Dubai Police’s Esaad

Updated 15 January 2019
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Al-Habtoor receives members of Dubai Police’s Esaad

Khalaf Al-Habtoor, founding chairman of the Al-Habtoor Group, received a delegation from the Dubai Police Esaad Program Committee at the Al-Habtoor Group head office on Monday. Mona Al-Ameri, head of the happiness committee, Dubai Police, thanked Al-Habtoor for his continuous support for the Dubai Police employee happiness initiative and presented the Al-Habtoor Group chairman, and Vice Chairman and CEO Mohammed Al-Habtoor with their personalized Esaad cards.

Dubai Police representatives included Masoud Ibrahim Alhammad, Khalid Alsuwaidi, Ahmed bin Ghafan, Ibrahim Alblooshi, Salah Amin, Mohammed Shoaib Albalooshi, Gaafar Salim, Sayed Ibrahim, Abdullah Haidarah, Hasan Saleh, Thureya Balhoul, Waheeda Abbas, Waheeda Abdulqadir, Mariyam Saeed Abdulhakeem, Khalil Ibrahim Ali and Mahmood Ibrahim. Also present was Abdul Salam Marzooqi, director of UAE affairs and community relations, Al-Habtoor Group.

Khalaf Al-Habtoor said: “I am happy to collaborate with the Dubai Police in their Esaad program and be able to show our men and women in the Dubai Police corps our appreciation for their commitment to our safety.

“Dubai’s appeal as an investment haven is in its stability, and that is largely due to the safety and security the Dubai Police provides. I commend them for their continued service to our community.”

Al-Habtoor called for the private sector to work closely with the public sector and commended the Esaad program committee for their efforts to reward employees for their performance, commitment and dedication to the job. 

Al-Ameri, head of the happiness committee, thanked Al-Habtoor for the warm welcome and gave a detailed brief about the Esaad card and its uses across various sectors including: Education, tourism, hospitality, aviation, entertainment and leisure, real estate and retail.

She said: “The Esaad card is trusted by the civil servants in Dubai and the UAE. The number of Esaad cardholders is currently at 108,498 employees from 128 governmental and semi-governmental departments.”

Al-Ameri commended the Al-Habtoor Group for its continuous support for community activities, noting that the Esaad program is an innovative program designed to achieve happiness in the community.

Al-Habtoor Group joined the Esaad program in October 2017 offering Dubai Police staff extended benefits and discounts at Habtoor Hospitality and Real Estate properties, including hotels, restaurant, leisure and entertainment facilities in the UAE and abroad. Dubai Police staff are offered a 50 percent discount at Al-Habtoor Group hotels in Dubai and internationally, as well as a 20 percent reduction at the group’s leisure and entertainment facilities. It also includes special rates on the new apartments at Al-Habtoor City Residence Collection.