Oman Air implements use of Virus-Guard products

Updated 30 August 2016
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Oman Air implements use of Virus-Guard products

Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman, has announced joining a long list of major aviation leaders who now use Virus-Guard’s disinfectant wipes.
Designed for protection against swine flu, H1N1, H7N9, Ebola, Mers and Zika, Oman Air’ staff members currently use the wipes to disinfect aircraft galleys, lavatories and door handles.
“We are committed to maintaining a healthy and safe environment for our passengers and employees,” said Miguel Serra, VP of ground operations at Oman Air.
“Our partnership with Virus-Guard helps to ensure that we are taking all of the necessary steps and precautions for swift and coordinated action against international health threats,” he added.
In February, Oman Air announced that its leadership was monitoring the Zika virus situation in South America, posting additional information on its website from the World Health Organization and offering refunds and rebooking assistance to pregnant women scheduled to travel to the region.
Oman Air's use of Virus-Guard products is one of several necessary steps the airline is taking to minimize the threat of the Zika virus, as well as reduce the risk of the spread of this and other viruses and bacteria.
Virus-Guard disinfectant wipes are a ready-to-use product that provides long-term efficacy, and is an easy-to-use solution for eradicating germs. The wipes contain benzalkonium chloride, sodium pyrithione and polycondenstaes, a combination commonly used in hospitals and other medical treatment facilities. The wipes do not contain aldehyde or phenol.
Virus-Guard disinfectants are also available in a 500-milliliter spray bottle, five-liter canister and nebulizer. All Virus-Guard products are stated to be biocompatible, approved for Airbus, Boeing and boast a long-time antimicrobial effect.
“The number of infections by micro-organisms has grown tremendously,” said Alex, founder of Virus-Guard. “We are working diligently with our aviation industry partners to implement infection control measures and protocols.”


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.