Dnata Delivers On Dubai’s Busiest Travel Day

On the year’s busiest travel day, and the busiest travel day ever for Dubai’s airports, dnata stepped up and delivered a flawless experience for travellers from around the world.

The holiday travel season hit its peak on 19th December as more than 133,000 passengers, 150,000 bags and over 540 flights from around the world landed at Dubai’s airports. To ensure each passenger, flight and piece of luggage was handled properly, dnata had more than 4,400 staff working between the two hubs, and deployed over 7,000 vehicles airside, including baggage conveyor belts, passenger steps, pushback tractors, and baggage tractors.

dnata handles all flights and baggage at Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC), as well as all passengers transiting though DWC and those accessing Terminals 1 and 2 at DXB. The integrated air services company helps passengers from more than 125 airlines, departing or arriving Dubai, or in transit en route to their final destination.
“Our teams have never dealt with so many passengers and bags on a single day and they handled the pressure really well,” said Nick Moore, dnata’s Senior Vice President, Airline Services. “I’m happy to say that they delivered a strong safe on-time performance and a smooth passenger experience at both airports–a considerable achievement given the busy schedules at the airports. It’s a result of teamwork and good planning involving all stakeholders at the airport.

“At DXB alone, dnata assisted 131,414 passengers and 149,449 bags get to their holiday destinations. This represents more than a 14% increase in the number of passengers using the airport during the same time last year. The dnata team successfully managed more than 1,000 aircraft movements at DXB. The most travelled sector from Dubai was Doha with over 4,000 passengers making the journey to the busy hub, and 4,400 bags meeting travellers at the destination.

“Dubai continues to grow as an international hub, and is expected to soon be the world’s busiest airport,” added Moore. “As the sole ground handler at the city’s airports, dnata is committed to working with the airport authority to ensure we are ready to support its expansion and the growth of aviation in the region.”

In addition to Dubai, dnata has ground handling operations in 20 other airports around the world, serving more than 250 airlines, and is the world’s largest ground handler of the Airbus A380 aircraft.

Global Brands Magazine Awards Night honours top brands across the globe in Dubai

In its quest to identify the best brands in the world, the Global Brands Magazine http://www.globalbrandsmagazine.com awards night was held at The Address Downtown Dubai, overseeing the iconic Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall on December 15, 2014. Representatives from top brands across the globe gathered at the ball room for the evening which marked the presence of the greatest brands across the globe.

This year in excess of 5000 companies from 130 countries were evaluated as part of the judging process and at the end of the year more than 28 companies were announced across different regions. The event was ear-marked by the presence of Microsoft, SAP, Paris Gallery, Harley Davidson and others. The awards were presented by Alex Bleiberg who is the Founder & CEO – GCC Business Council.

The Global Brands Magazine awards night was a great opportunity for the executives of top brands across the globe to get under one roof and receive the coveted award. The Global Brands Magazine awards have become a benchmark in providing a precise indicator of leading brands across the globe.

Nagendra Dwivedi, CEO of Global Brands Magazine awards stated, “This year the awards were quite elaborate with a record of more than 5000 companies being evaluated under various categories and criterias. The combined brand value of these companies were more than 1 trillion pounds. Today, we are honoured to have these prestigious companies under one roof. The companies have the highest regard for building a sustainable brand value through investment in long term customer satisfaction”.

The magazine Brands Today was also launched here at the function. It is a lifestyle magazine with top-notch journalists being a part of the team headed by award-winning journalist and editor Raziqueh Hussain.

About Global Brands Awards
Global Brands Awards was established with the aim of honouring excellence in performance and rewarding Companies across different sectors. The award honours companies who have performed extraordinarily well in the field of Finance, Education, Hospitality, Lifestyle, Automobiles, & Technology. The awards are given to acknowledge key players who strive for fineness & provide a platform for recognition. The award also aims to identify, create awareness about the significance of exceptional service delivery & reward their performance with the ultimate global recognition.

About Global Brands Magazine
Global Brands Magazine is a leading Brands magazine providing opinions and news related to various brands across the world. The company is head-quartered in United Kingdom. A fully autonomous branding magazine, Global Brands Magazine represents an astute source of information from across the industry. The magazine provides the reader with up- to date news, reviews, opinions, polls on leading brands across the globe.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka-The Musical

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life.

Enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka hides five golden tickets in his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever finds these tickets will win a tour of the Wonka factory and a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the winning children are insufferable brats; the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket. The children must learn to follow Wonka’s rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences.


Featuring all the hit songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

The Address Montgomerie Dubai Honoured With Two Accolades At The World Golf Awards 2014

The Address Montgomerie Dubai, a premium golf resort of The Address Hotels + Resorts, has won two laurels as ‘Best Golf Course in the Middle East’ and ‘United Arab Emirates’ Best Golf Course’ at the prestigious international World Golf Awards 2014.

The World Golf Awards celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world class courses and golf destinations.  The awards highlight the consistent attention to detail of agronomy and the successful golf operations of the property. The honours were received by Joao Goncalves, Acting Superintendent of The Address Montgomerie Dubai, at a glittering ceremony held in Portugal.

The prestigious awards highlight the differentials of The Address Montgomerie Dubai as one of the most popular golfing destinations in the region. It serves as a magnet in attracting international golfing talent to the city and also focuses on building the skills of visitors through a wide range of activities.

The resort continues to provide enhanced golfing experiences in addition to impeccable lifestyle choices for golf enthusiasts, members and visitors alike. With its exclusive location in Emirates Hills, golfers are treated to the stunning backdrop of some of Dubai’s renowned skyscrapers.


Exquisitely designed by Colin Montgomerie in collaboration with Desmond Muirhead, the golf course has made its mark in Dubai as one of the most elite in the city, by offering the ultimate golfing experience. An 18 hole, par 72 championship course, it features several unique characteristics including a hand-shaped bunker on hole 17, a mammoth 656 yard 18th hole, as well as 81 bunkers and 14 lakes.

The Address Montgomerie Dubai benefits from being a Troon Golf facility. Troon Golf pride themselves on providing the finest playing surfaces, incredible guest service experiences, unmatched amenities and exquisite dining options. The world of Troon Golf has some of the greatest golf properties in the world throughout 29 countries.

The Address Montgomerie Dubai also has an eclectic selection of restaurants that offer the very best of sophisticated cuisines combined with superior service and an elegant atmosphere. Links at The Academy, the all-day dining outlet provides spectacular views of the floodlit par 3 course and the stunning Marina skyline, while several outstanding open-air venues are ideal for large functions, get-togethers and weddings.