The coolest summer in Qatar at 21 High st – Katara

Ali Bin Ali Holding’s 21 High st at Katara – the Cultural Village has added a new dimension to fun during the summer months in Qatar, making the ‘ultimate outdoor shopping destination’ the coolest place to spend your leisure time in, with family and friends.

And to experience this fascinating ambiance, an exclusive media gathering was organized on June 25, 2019. Members of the local media and bloggers were invited to relish the cool outdoors and enjoy a sit-down dinner at the popular Russian restaurant – Café Pouchkine Qatar.

The incredible outdoor cooling system at 21 High st, which is one of its kind in Qatar, offers visitors a comfortable and cool climate. The attractive architecture with wide open spaces and unique ancient European style, makes it an appealing, walkable destination for the whole family.

You can blissfully forget about the soaring temperature of 40°C or the humidity level and walk under the open blue sky at 25°C as you browse through the exclusive boutiques on the premises. Imagine not having to bother about the summer heat while you enjoy your favorite beverage at an outdoor café. 21 High st has made this a reality by making summer feel like spring.

Talking about this unique feature, General Manager of 21 High st Mr. Tolga Engin said: “21 High st is designed to be a multi-dimensional project – reiterating the commitment to Qatar’s tourism and commercial progress. We are proud to bring to you the first lifestyle destination in Qatar with an outdoor cooling technology. The outdoor cooling system at 21 High st triumphs over the soaring summer months in Doha and allows our visitors to enjoy the outdoors. You need to experience it to feel the difference.”

Built on approximately 40,000sqm, 21 High st is home to luxury, fashion, watches & jewelry brands from all around the world, including the iconic French department store, Galeries Lafayette. It also features some exclusive dining options and cafes, as well as gourmet retail outlets.

Ali Bin Ali Holding organizes special gathering for a corporate presentation

 

Ali Bin Ali (ABA) Holding has been moving forward and growing its business at different levels. To keep pace with these developments, an ABA corporate presentation was organized to update the relevant people about changes in the Company.

 

On June 20, 2019, the ABA management team and selected members of staff from different divisions of the Group gathered at the Salwa meeting room of Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel for an all-encompassing presentation about Ali Bin Ali Holding. The meeting concluded with a delightful lunch at ABA Hospitality’s Em Sherif restaurant at the Sheraton.

 

The presentation, organized by the Group Head Office, was addressed by the ABA Legal, ABA IT, ABA Internal Audit and ABA HR departments. The agenda covered crucial topics like the legal structure of ABA Holding, rollout of HR policies and also best practices like the re-launch of the cybersecurity initiative and launch of the code of conduct initiative.

 

All the sessions were highly educative and interactive as well. The attendees were given enough time to clear their doubts and even share opinion on the topics.

 

Speaking about the presentation meet, Group General Manager – Human Resources Mr. Aldrine Fernandez said: “We are a big conglomerate and are constantly evolving. It is very important that we update our policies accordingly and make sure that everyone is up-to-date about the changes and it is practiced in all our divisions. As a Group, we give utmost importance to ethics, and besides our business policies, we also fine-tune the Group’s code of conduct to make sure our founder’s values are followed.”

 

Ali Bin Ali Information Technology Department honors its high achievers

 

On June 19, 2019, the Ali Bin Ali (ABA) Information Technology Department held its annual awards event to recognize and celebrate the hard work and achievements of ABA ITD staff during 2018. 

 

The gathering was held at the ABA Head Office IT Department and attended by Ali Bin Ali Holding officials, including Mr. Mohamad Ebrik, Chief Operating Officer – ICT, and Mr. Youssef Moussa, General Manager – ABA ITD, who were delighted to show their utmost appreciation for the ITD staff.

 

This annual event of the ABA IT Department aims to embolden its team and recognizes achievers under three distinct categories, giving them a chance to receive the Spirit of IT award, the IT Innovator award and the Customer Service award. This year, the IT management also added 13 Certificates of Appreciation in recognition of the IT staff’s outstanding dedication and lasting contribution to Ali Bin Ali Holding’s Forward ERP Project.

 

The Spirit of IT award was won by Mr. Varghese Thomas – Enterprise Application Manager, recognizing his positive attitude, teamwork, effective contribution to IT goals and consistency in achieving high-quality results. 

 

The IT Innovator award was bestowed on Mrs. Navami Sivaprasad – Programmer, for making a technological impact across single or multiple units and applying innovations to existing or emerging technologies.

 

The Customer Service award was bagged by Mr. Krishna Giri – Systems Engineer, who proved himself as a team member who works effectively and efficiently to understand customer needs.

 

Certificates of Appreciation were handed over to the team involved in the Oracle ERP Project ‘Technical Track’ for providing support and assistance to the FORWARD Project team. 

The winners are Mrs. Anupama Bhagyanath, Mr. Assad Hussein, Mr. Ismail Puthan Peedikayil, Mr. Jithin Jacob Joseph, Mr. Khader Abulail, Mr. Koteswara Rao Atla, Mr. Moaiyad Alhakawati, Mrs. Navami Sivaprasad, Mr. Osama Hamad, Mr. Rohith Reddy, Mr. Sajjad Osman, Mr. Udayakumar Prabhakar and Mr. Varghese Thomas.

 

Congratulating the winners, Mr. Ebrik said: “Our industry is continuously evolving and we are facing a lot of challenges. But, through everyone’s effort to be steadfast in providing quality IT services and solutions to the Group, we can be victorious and achieve the IT goals. These awards will inspire others to go the extra mile and aim to achieve professional growth.”

 

Mr. Moussa added, “Today, we are gathered to recognize the excellent work and exceptional performance of our colleagues. It is also meant to uplift everyone’s morale to continue their dedication and hard work. We have set different criteria for each award and these employees have met high standards to deserve the award. These employees have strong work ethics and have been dependable and reliable, constantly showing a positive attitude to create a good environment.”

Ali Bin Ali Hospitality’s Em Sherif named best Lebanese Restaurant in Doha

Adding yet another accolade to its illustrious portfolio, Ali Bin Ali Hospitality’s Em Sherif restaurant has won the title of Best Lebanese Restaurant in Doha at Time Out Doha’s 2019 Restaurant Awards.

Doha’s best restaurants of 2019 were revealed in a dazzling ceremony on June 19 at Grand Hyatt Doha. Across 25 categories, restaurants throughout Qatar’s capital were nominated for their commitment to fantastic dining experiences.

Over the past 12 months, Time Out Doha’s team of reviewers have eaten their way all over the city, visiting restaurants anonymously to make the big decision.

Elated at receiving the honor, General Manager of ABA Hospitality Mr. Philippe Tardieu said: “Em Sherif is one of our new addition within the ABAH portfolio and we were always confident about its first-in-class positioning despite the large number of Lebanese eateries in Doha. We are very particular about the service and food quality offered at the restaurant and this has already brought several celebrities and VIPs to Em Sherif. It is indeed an honor to be recognized by the most prestigious regional award, ‘Time Out’, where the team finally harvested the fruits of their hard work and dedication.”

ABA Hospitality introduced the famous Lebanese dining address in Qatar in 2018. Located inside Sheraton Grand Doha, the restaurant is designed to represent an antique oriental mansion, lavish with luxury and Ms. Em Sherif’s own personal touch, as well as by its homely atmosphere where invitees are offered a world-class set menu.