UBT Executive Education first in KSA to offer FoRM course

UBT Executive Education is the first exclusive provider of the internationally recognized Fundamentals of Risk Management (FoRM) course based in Saudi Arabia.
Updated 18 November 2019

UBT Executive Education first in KSA to offer FoRM course

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) has announced that the Executive Education Center of the University of Business and Technology (UBT Executive Education) is the first exclusive provider of the internationally recognized Fundamentals of Risk Management (FoRM) course based in Saudi Arabia.
Sanjay Himatsingani, director of Training, IRM said: “We are very pleased to be working with UBT in Saudi Arabia. There has been a big demand for risk management training in the region and we’re delighted to be working with our new partners. The FoRM course is well respected and attracts delegates from a wide variety of organizations from all over the world. FoRM gives students an introduction to the principles and practices of enterprise risk management and can be applied to anyone from any sector globally; it is also a great introduction to the International Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management.”
Dr. Amir Dhia, director-general, UBT Executive Education, said: “We are proud to partner with IRM to deliver FoRM programs. Risk management has become more than ever before both a major interest and concern for corporates and institutions as they emerge and grow. We are confident that IRM programs will complement our current scope of world-class partnerships and programs, and will definitely add value and expertise to the practitioners and executives who take the programs.”


Burj Al-Arab named No. 1 city hotel in MENA

Updated 13 July 2020

Burj Al-Arab named No. 1 city hotel in MENA

Burj Al-Arab Jumeirah, the crown jewel in hospitality leader Jumeirah Group’s portfolio and global icon of luxury, has been named the No. 1 city hotel in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by Travel + Leisure at its World’s Best Awards.

Every year, Travel + Leisure — one of the largest travel media brands in the US — provides its 6 million plus readers the chance to have their say in choosing the most outstanding destinations, hotels, resorts, spas, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators and rental car agencies around the world as part of its annual survey. This year marks 25 years of celebrating the best in travel, with Burj Al-Arab recognized on the “World’s Best” list for its hospitality excellence, intuitive luxury service and iconic appeal.

Currently celebrating two decades of operations, the hotel is renowned across the globe for its boundary-pushing architecture and innovative design, with the team going above and beyond to create bespoke experiences for guests. It is also known for culinary excellence with a collection of restaurants led by renowned chefs and overseen by Michael Ellis, chief culinary officer and former managing director of the Michelin Guide.

José Silva, chief executive officer of Jumeirah Group, said: “Burj Al-Arab represents the very pinnacle of luxury, known world-over for its elevated design, service beyond expectations and unmatched physical spaces. International recognition such as this not only reaffirms the hotel’s iconic standing on the world map but also serves as a thank you to all those who go above and beyond, every day, to make our guests’ stay truly remarkable.”

Jumeirah Group, a member of Dubai Holding and a global luxury hotel company, operates a 6,500+-key portfolio of 26 properties across the Middle East (including the flagship Burj Al-Arab Jumeirah) Europe and Asia, with more properties currently under construction around the globe.

Prioritizing the health and safety of its guests and colleagues, Jumeirah Group has implemented a series of protective measures across all of its hotels, while strictly adhering to each market’s respective government directives. Four of its hotels in Dubai were recently awarded the Bureau Veritas SafeGuard label, with Jumeirah Al-Naseem being the first hotel in the world to receive the prestigious certification. The group is working closely with Bureau Veritas to certify its wider portfolio.

This year’s World’s Best Awards survey closed on March 2, just before widespread stay-at-home orders were implemented as a result of COVID-19. The results, therefore, reflect Travel + Leisure’s readers’ experiences before the pandemic.