Trukkin becomes KSA’s largest truck aggregator

Trukkin is a techno-logistics firm based in Saudi Arabia and the UAE operating throughout the GCC region and beyond.
Updated 10 June 2019
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Trukkin becomes KSA’s largest truck aggregator

Trukkin, a techno-logistics firm based in Saudi Arabia and the UAE operating throughout the GCC region and beyond, has raised over $3.5 million in the recent funding round, which included marquee investors from the Al-Namlah family group, the Al-Madi family group, and the Abanumay family group. Batic Investments and Logistics, a publicly listed company on Tadawul, remains one of the key investors in the startup. 

“Trukkin’s vision, operational efficiency, capital utilization and sound business model drove us to partner with them in the region over other competitors. Trukkin knows the pulse on the ground,” said Mohamed Al-Namlah, managing director of Amnest Group.

By adding the new capital to the company, Trukkin will be able to significantly scale their services across the GCC region. The company has shipped to over 200 locations in the Middle East. 

In Saudi Arabia alone, Trukkin has completed over 10,000 long-haul, business-to-business truck movements. 

Founder and CEO of Trukkin Janardan Dalmia said: “Trukkin operates on an ‘asset-light’ model, meaning it doesn’t own the trucks. Our focus on overall service lets us improve both the customer and transporter experience and also increase asset utilization and reduce inefficiencies.”

He said the company’s aggressive growth strategy is in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. 

“Trukkin is building up its marketplace to connect thousands of mostly independent truckers. The long-haul land transport market is highly fragmented and disorganized, and our aim is to institutionalize and professionalize this business,” Dalmia added.


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.