Marriott offers summer discounts at 250 properties

The newly opened W Dubai — The Palm is a design dream, where traditional is juxtaposed with modern, organic meets manmade and order challenges chaos.
Updated 17 June 2019

Marriott offers summer discounts at 250 properties

Ready, set, summer! Travelers seeking unforgettable experiences this summer without breaking the bank, can avail themselves of a 25 percent discount at over 250 Marriott International properties across the Middle East and Africa.
Until Sept. 25, guests who book directly through Marriott Bonvoy can save as much as 25 percent on the best available rate including complimentary breakfast for members, and 15 percent off excluding breakfast for non-members. With the newly revamped Marriott Bonvoy program, members will earn more points on stays starting with their second stay and points can be redeemed for free nights, flights, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments, and much more.

Destination and property highlights include:
History and culture buffs
Culture vultures wanting to discover the majesty of Egypt’s Pyramids can stay at the Marriott Mena House, Cairo. This five-star hotel, which has welcomed numerous heads of state, allows travelers to bask in its storied history while benefiting from modern luxury.

Art & design
The newly opened W Dubai — The Palm is a design dream, where traditional is juxtaposed with modern, organic meets manmade and order challenges chaos.
Sample the flavors of the world at 10 different restaurants and lounges at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, including Japanese, Italian, Indian and Thai cuisine. With the properties’ prime position in the heart of Downtown Dubai housing the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall and Dubai Opera, a multitude of culinary destinations is at each guest’s fingertips.

Cape Town’s urban oasis-inspired 15 on Orange, Autograph Collection, is situated close to the city’s central park and heritage site, the Company’s Garden, and one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Table Mountain National Park. Guests can discover the city and then retreat to the hotel.

Luxury & nature
An exciting adventure awaits travelers at the African Pride Arabella Hotel & Spa in Hermanus, South Africa. Situated in the heart of the Kogelberg Biosphere and close to a world-famous whale-watching destination, the hotel invites guests to explore a combination of luxury and nature.

Couples can revel in the extraordinary views, service and luxury amenities at The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius. Set adjacent to a protected marine park, guests can explore Turtle Bay, historic Port Louis and lively Grand Bay.

AbbVie spotlights pharma sector at KAU workshop

Updated 20 January 2020

AbbVie spotlights pharma sector at KAU workshop

In partnership with AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company, King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) hosted an educational workshop to encourage more of its students to enter pharmaceutical careers after graduation. The workshop offered unique insights into the scientific role of a pharmacist to more than 100 male and female students from the university. 

Dr. Hani Asfour, dean of the College of Pharmacy at KAU, said: “It was a rewarding experience to see our students participate in this workshop for the first time. With the support of AbbVie, our students were able to learn more about the promising careers which await them in the pharmaceutical sector. They are now extremely eager and excited about their future prospects. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for them.” 

Ashraf Daoud, general manager of AbbVie in Saudi Arabia, said: “At AbbVie, we are proud to continue investing in the Saudi national pharmacists of tomorrow. Through our many partnerships with local universities, such as KAU, we are highly dedicated to supporting the Kingdom’s goals, as expressed in Vision 2030, and helping our aspiring Saudi pharmacists in reaching their full potential.” 

The workshop covered topics such as an overview of the pharmaceutical industry landscape, the importance of the medical representative role, key marketing concepts in pharma, as well as tips and advice on how to write a CV and prepare for interviews. Students also had the opportunity to speak to the AbbVie in-field team of pharmacists who answered their career questions and queries.

Khaled Fageha, HR director of AbbVie in Saudi Arabia, said: “As a global pharmaceutical company, there is an ever-growing need to attract the brightest Saudi talent and increase the talent pool of pharmacists. There is so much potential in the Kingdom, which we are always striving to unlock at AbbVie. Through initiatives like this, we are able to equip students across Saudi Arabia with the tools and knowledge to help them thrive in the health care industry, as well as ignite their passion for a career in pharmacy.”

Students said they found the workshop informative. “I’ve always been passionate about a role in pharmacy, but I was a bit unsure about what awaits after graduation. Thanks to this workshop, I was able to hear about the exciting prospects of working at a pharmaceutical company, such as AbbVie. I was able to ask all my questions, and now I am excited to continue working hard so I can begin my journey as a pharmacist,” said Sondos Alkhthlan, a student.

Another student, Nawaf Alharthi said: “This was an engaging workshop which has cemented my interest in becoming a pharmacist after graduating from KAU.”