Hospitality company Jumeirah Group appoints Ermanno Zanini as Regional VP and GM of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

UAE – Jumeirah Group, a global luxury hospitality company, has announced the appointment of Ermanno Zanini as the Regional Vice President and General Manager of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, its flagship hotel in the United Arab Emirates.  In his new role, Ermanno will oversee all aspects of the global icon’s operations, building on his rich background to further cement the exceptional service that Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is renowned for.  He will lead and support the team in its unwavering dedication to create unforgettable guest experiences, while maintaining oversight for Italy…

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Kenya’s Chamber of Commerce opens office in UAE to promote trade

KENYA – The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNNCI) has opened a representative office in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to enhance bilateral relations and support business communities in the two countries. The announcement came during a meeting between the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and the Kenyan delegation led by KNCCI president Richard Ngatia. Speaking during the event, SCCI chairman Abdullah Sultan Al Owais said that Sharjah Chamber is keen to provide all the support for opening the Kenyan office, noting that this step would…

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Astral Aviation ferries 36MT of perishables on its maiden flight to Sharjah, UAE

KENYA – Astral Aviation made its maiden cargo flight to Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with 36 tonnes of perishables from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. The airline had announced in January 2021 that its new B767F from ATSG will be deployed on that route. Marking the launch of the B767F in Nairobi on January 22, 2021, Astral Aviation’s chief executive officer (CEO), Sanjeev Gadhia reiterated that the newly-acquired freighter will complement the existing fleet by providing new opportunities in the 40-tonnes category which was previously underserved in…

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Astral Aviation’s B767F to ferry 80 tonnes of perishables per week to UAE from Kenya

KENYA – Astral Aviation will deploy its newly acquired B767-200F freighter on the Nairobi – Sharjah route, with effect from February 3, 2021, thus offering unrivalled capacity for 80 tonnes per week of flowers and vegetables to the UAE. Astral will also upgrade the B767-200F on its Nairobi – Johannesburg route which it currently operates on the B727-200F thus increasing the total capacity to 160 tonnes per week to South Africa. The freighter will also offer capacity on high-priority for the distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine to and within Africa…

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Music streaming platform Anghami secures fresh funds from UAE’s Shuaa Capital

MENA – Anghami, the leading music streaming platform for listeners in North Africa and the Middle East, has raised fresh funds from UAE’s Shuaa Capital, the company and investment firm announced in a joint statement, without disclosing the size of the deal. “We are delighted to have led the funding of Anghami. As a team, we have been working closely with Anghami, bringing our expertise in originating and structuring deals to bear in order to successfully complete this investment round,” commenting on the investment, Jassim Alseddiqi, Chief Executive Officer of…

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