Enjoy favourite dishes from the past at Sumo Sushi & Bento

Weekly specials of old favourites and best-selling dishes of the past set to entice Japanese food connoisseurs of all ages

Sumo Sushi & Bento, the originator of family friendly sushi dining in the region has curated special surprise offers with the return of an old-time favourite dish every week that was either a best seller or most popular dish in the past and the dish gets revealed only at the beginning of each week.

Featuring the finest Japanese cuisine and fun activities that caters to all age groups and suits different taste buds, Japanese food connoisseurs at Sumo Sushi & Bento can indulge in customized sushi sandwiches, poke bowls, Bento boxes and other Japanese specialty rolls.

Ms. Julianne Holt-Kailihiwa, CEO, Sumo International Inc. LLC,said,The old-time favourites weekly offers has had an overwhelming response and we find our regular patrons looking out for what the surprise dish is during the week. To ensure no one misses out, the offers are valid both for dine in and take-out orders. The top dishes of the past are offered at an affordable rate to ensure those who enjoyed it in the past can indulge in their favourite dish with friends and family.”

For regular patrons,Sumo Mobile App is a most simple and convenient way to earn loyalty points. Collect Kenji Coins for every order and redeem them for FREE food and drinks (1 AED= 1 Kenji Coin). You can redeem the rewards without any minimum spend. Enjoy!

The special offers are available from 11am to 11pm at all Sumo Sushi & Bento outlets. For Booking, visit https://sumosushibento.com, download the Sumo Sushi App or call 800-7866(SUMO)

Celebrate Diwali, the ‘Festival of Lights’ at Silicon Central

Mall to host activities and exciting experiences for a memorable Diwali

Silicon Central, Dubai’s new lifestyle destination will ignite the spirit of Diwali, the festival of lights with a host of activities, mall deco, festive retailers offers and live entertainment this year from the 20th to the 25th of October 2022

No celebration is complete without dance, music and food. There will be roaming entertainment for mall visitors to enjoy from the 21st to 23rd of October featuring 20-minute traditional performances by six artists of drummers and dancers between 5pm – 8pm

For those seeking Instagram worthy images to share, check out Diwali themed décor at the mall atrium, food court and in front of Lulu Hypermarket. Silicon Central followers can head to the mall and click a selfie with any of the Diwali setups in the mall and win Diwali Sweets from Lulu Hypermarket.

Mr. Salim MA, Director Lulu Group said, “Diwali, the festival of lights is a special celebration for the Indian community. To capture the joyful spirit of the festival, we have a lineup of fun activities, cheerful festive decor to capture memories with friends and family, live cultural entertainment and amazing festive deals to enjoy at Silicon Central.” Silicon Central is considered a new landmark in Dubai, strategically positioned 12 km from the city-centre and 15 km from Dubai Airport in Dubai Silicon Oasis, the first eco sustainable district in Dubai focused on low carbon footprint, AI, and technology. Silicon Central is conveniently located near the Dubai Al Ain Road where more than 350.000 cars pass by every day and it aims to offer a host of new retail outlets to the nearby community of 400.000 people as well as students attending the universities in Academic City. The mall will have a grand opening mid-November 2022

T3 Leadership Program launched for Young Leaders in the Middle East

Organized by UAE-IL tech zone, Taglit Birthright Israel Excel & Taglit Young Executive Forum, and partnered with the Aviram Foundation, the program aims to form strong personal and professional ties for future collaborations.

The UAE-IL tech zone, Taglit Birthright Israel Excel & the Taglit Young Executive Forum announced the launch of the T3 Leadership Program for Young Leaders in the Middle East aimed to merge various levels of knowledge and know-how between UAE, Israel, and Jewish communities abroad towards a common goal of creating the leaders of a new Middle East that see participants sharing their cultures and ecosystem knowledge to develop strong ties for future collaborations.

The program, partnered with the Aviram Foundation, will launch on November 20th, 2022, with four virtual meetings over one month, followed by a physical Summit in the UAE in January 2023.

The T3 program brings together a group of 40 young promising execs aged between 28 to 35 from the Global Birthright Excel alumni community & Young Executive communities Israel and the UAE, sharing their cultures and ecosystem knowledge to develop strong ties for future collaborations following the Abraham Accords, using tech as a vector.

We are excited to bring this initiative to life and offer our Birthright Israel Excel alumni global community and the Taglit Young Executive Forum members a platform to deepen personal relationships with other alumni as well as young business leaders from the United Arab Emirates, learn about their culture, and explore opportunities to collaborate. We feel grateful to have the Aviram Foundation’s support and partnership allowing this program to happen.” Said Gidi Mark, CEO of Birthright Israel.

The aim of the program is to create and maintain a layer of strong young leaders unified to nurture long-lasting and sustainable relationships in the region through education, cultural exchange, and diplomacy and turning it into a true success story for generations to come by addressing regional challenges using technology, business, and cultural collaborations,” said Noa Gastfreund, co-founder of UAE-IL tech zone who is producing the event alongside Israeli entrepreneur, Yarden Shalmor. Shalmor has spent the last two years in the UAE, connecting a generation of new leaders and technologies across both markets.

An ongoing follow-up will be ensured with the groups, while the second cohort of participants will be selected for the year after. Ultimately, the T3 alumni network will gather year after year in both countries to share their work and garner cutting-edge ideas and ties to keep building the strong Middle East.

The program is allowed through the support of the Aviram Foundation, whose founder Ziv Aviram represents Israel’s biggest IPO to date, selling the company he co-founded, Mobileye, for $15.3B. Co-founder and Co-chairman of one of Israel’s health tech unicorns, OrCam, since 2021, Aviram set up the Aviram Foundation with his four children. The foundation reflects the family’s worldview and values – a combination of innovation, social involvement, and providing opportunities to improve the daily reality of the citizens of Israel and the Middle East; these days and in the future.

We founded our family foundation with a sense of duty and commitment to leverage people ventures and solutions that have the power to change our day-to-day reality by providing professional, educational, and financial resources. We see the T3 Leadership program as a great opportunity to form a strong community of young managers that will deliver the change and create a bridge of peace in the MENA region through the business world”. Said Ziv Aviram, Founder & President of the Aviram Foundation.

Usually based on a bilateral format, Birthright Excel, the Taglit Young Executive Forum and UAE-IL tech zone decided to partner on what is now becoming a true vector of peace: a triangular exchange allying the Global Excel and Young Executive Forum communities, the UAE and Israel.

“We are bringing some of the most successful founders and entrepreneurs to address our cohorts as their contribution in the world of tech and diplomacy is the inspiration our region longs for and needs. We are eager to see what will come out of these group collaborations, not only in the program’s context but mostly over the next few decades, as this is truly what we are aiming to achieve here, to create a group of leaders tearing down the usual barriers we were used to in our region” added Noa Gastfreund.

With the historical moment the Middle East is going through, “the door is now open” to merge various levels of knowledge and know-how towards a common goal: creating the leaders of a new Middle East in the making. The one and half hour sessions will see top-tier business leaders from the region addressing participants and sharing valuable experiences and insights.

Applicants can register here until October 24th.

https://forms.gle/p7mrsySSdjJw5EmD7

Sumo Sushi & Bento conducts beach cleanup with Dubai Municipality

Caption: Sumo Sushi & Bento staff with Dubai Municipality at the beach cleanup campaign at Palm Deira Beach.

Beach Cleanup Campaign saw 130 team members from Sumo Sushi & Bento taking part at Palm Deira Beach

USumo Sushi & Bento, the originator of family friendly sushi dining in the region partnered with Dubai Municipality today in a beach cleanup campaign at Palm Deira Beach.

The Beach Cleanup Campaign saw 130 team members from Sumo Sushi & Bento taking part in the initiative to foster awareness, reflecting the team’s commitment to environmental conservation and protection of Dubai’s coastline.

Ms. Julianne Holt-Kailihiwa, CEO, Sumo International Inc. LLC,said,The beach cleanup campaign brought over 130 of our staff together, reflecting the remarkable level of environmental commitment our team has towards the environment. As a company we hope to continue supporting our recycling programs and help raise awareness of improved waste management practices. We are proud to participate in such campaigns and contribute to improving the biodiversity of the UAE.”

Sumo Sushi & Bento looks forward to cooperating with the local government authorities and the community in corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities to spread awareness and encourage more people to care about protecting and preserving the future environment.

Sumo Sushi & Bento reveal special deals and discounts

Offers for September 2022 set to entice Japanese food connoisseurs of all ages

Sumo Sushi & Bento, the originator of family friendly sushi dining in the region has curated special offers featuring the finest Japanese cuisine and fun activities this month that caters to all age groups and suits different taste buds. Japanese food connoisseurs this month can indulge in customized sushi sandwiches, poke bowls, Bento boxes and other Japanese specialty rolls.

Ms. Julianne Holt-Kailihiwa, CEO, Sumo International Inc. LLC,said, We revisit our offers every month to suit the market trends and demand and staying relevant in tandem with maintaining quality and notable customer experience levels. We still note a trend of take-out orders and hence keep some of our offers dedicated to patrons who opt for home deliveries instead of dine in. For all our outlets, our core strength of being a friendly, value positioned brand is key when curating our offers of the month.”

The Back-to-School offers has an offer to get a free sushi dish on spending AED 55/- for all students with their new academic school year. Show your ID to avail offer. Free Sushi options include Crunchy Crazy, Sweet Potato Crunch, California.

Kids Eat Free Sunday offer allows children below 12 years old to get a free meal. They can get a free kids bento for every purchase of any adult menu entrée.

For monthly Specials,Sumo Sushi & Bento also has offers on Kushiyaki Chicken (Marinated chicken wings, with Sumo’s special BBQ sauce is grilled to perfection and served on a bed of fresh greens) priced at AED 29/-. There are also offers on Kunoichi Roll, a captivating sushi roll dressed in Hamachi and salmon, stuffed with unagi, avocado, Asparagus with an added twist of Scallions, tabikko and sauce. This is priced at AED 65/-.

Food lovers can also enjoy 30% off with the purchase of two rolls at Sumo Sushi & Bento outlets. Offer is valid on Sweet Potato Crunch, Crunchy Philly, Crunchy Crazy, Chicken Katsu Roll, Dynamite Roll, Crispy Cream, Veggie Shamrock and Veggie Vietnam.

For regular patrons,Sumo Mobile App is a most simple and convenient way to earn loyalty points. Collect Kenji Coins for every order and redeem them for FREE food and drinks (1 AED= 1 Kenji Coin). You can redeem the rewards without any minimum spend. Enjoy!

The offers are available of all of September 2022 from 11am to 11pm at all Sumo Sushi & Bento outlets.

For Booking: Visit https://sumosushibento.com or call 800-7866(SUMO)

DUBAI AVIATION CITY CORPORATION CONCLUDES FIRE SAFETY CAMPAIGN, AWARDS PARTICIPATING COMPANIES

In the presence of HE Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation (DACC), and other senior executives, the DACC OHSE Department concluded its 2022 Fire Safety Campaign within Dubai South, which witnessed the participation of 51 companies that helped promote fire safety culture throughout the community in line with the UAE’s Fire and Life Safety Code and with the cooperation of the Dubai Civil Defense.

During the campaign the OHSE safety team highlighted fire safety hazards and the importance of maintaining fire and life safety compliances across all operational facilities. The campaign also witnessed the awarding of participating companies, as well as the Dubai Civil Defense Dubai South Fire Station which received a special appreciation award for its outstanding support during this initiative.

Commenting on the campaign’s conclusion, Ali Abdulla- SVP – Licensing and Regulatory Affairs said: “We are pleased with the campaign’s success and the positive response and awareness received from all our partners at Dubai South. We would like to thank all the companies that took part in this campaign which promoted the safety and well-being of companies and employees working at Dubai South. We look forward to hosting more events to enhance the safety and health culture within Dubai South”

Dubai South was launched as a Dubai Government project in 2006, representing an emerging 145-square-kilometre, master-planned city based on the happiness of the individual. The city is identified as Dubai’s flagship urban project and is designed to create 500,000 jobs in an integrated economic environment that supports all types of businesses and industries.

SAMI Aerospace signs a contract with Airbus Helicopters Arabia

SAMI Aerospace to build its rotercraft technical support capabilities with Airbus Helicopters Arabaia

SAMI Aerospace, a SAMI business division, has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters Arabia, the Kingdom’s subsidiary of Airbus helicopters to support SAMI in building its technical capabilities to provide rotercraft technical support to Saudi Armed forces.

This agreement will play a key role in equipping the staff with vital helicopter airframe maintenance skills and enhance its repair capabilities for landing gears, engines, engine accessories, and blades within the Industrial Partnership Agreement with GAMI, the local MRO players, and the Aircraft Accessories and Components Company (AACC), a SAMI’s subsidiary.

Commenting on the contract, Eng. Walid Abukhaled said: “We are pleased to further strengthen our partnership with Airbus, a major helicopter manufacturer in the industry. This contract will contribute greatly to our ongoing technology and human capital localization efforts through extensive training to accelerate development. We look forward to welcoming Airbus Helicopter’s dedicated staff, who will enable our national talents to gain valuable experience throughout the duration of the agreement.”

Mickael Bertrand, CEO of Airbus Helicopters Arabia, said: “It is with great pride that we embark on this new collaboration with SAMI Aerospace. We are dedicated to empowering one of the region’s most significant industry players through our own personnel’s expertise. This contract also represents an invaluable opportunity to be part of and strengthen our support to the Kingdom’s rapidly developing defense ecosystem.”

RoyalJet expands its five-star fleet with a premium BBJ

The group’s latest acquisition – a Boeing Business Jet – was undergoing upgrades for the past few months in Switzerland

RoyalJet Abu Dhabi, an award winning global leader in premium private aviation, has added yet another Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) to its fleet taking the total number of BBJs to 12. This makes RoyalJet the largest BBJ Operator in the world. The aircraft was acquired by the group in early 2022 and is now ready for charter after undergoing upgrades and technology enhancements in Basel, Switzerland over the past few months.

This BBJ boasts 23 passenger VVIP interior with a forward crew rest area, master bedroom with private lavatory and shower, and a mid-cabin open-plan lounge. It has been finished with custom made materials and state-of-the-art design configuration for best functionality and maximum comfort. The cabin can also sleep up to 12 in VVIP lie-flat seats and its queen-sized bed.    

The aircraft was upgraded with special soundproofing to reduce in-flight noise levels, along with a low cabin altitude modification, special humidifiers and a HEPA filtration system. All designed to optimize health and comfort of our VIPs, meaning passengers will be more relaxed and fresher upon reaching their destination.

RoyalJet’s CEO Mohammed Husain Ahmed expressed his delight on the occasion, he said:  “The pandemic period was a challenging one for most sectors including our industry which was also faced with many hurdles. However, since the recovery period last year, demand has exceeded supply in the premium aviation industry across the region. The overall health of the global private jet market has been going strong, and this growth is expected to reach greater heights in the coming months.”

“The UAE was one of the first countries to ease pandemic restrictions and put in place necessary measures to ensure the safety of its people, ensuring movement and the flow of trade. The country’s leadership has further committed itself to supporting tourism and global trade by investing in building a strong logistics sector. In line with their vision, we are actively looking to expand our operations by adding more aircrafts to our fleet to serve our premium clientele. Adding the new BBJ is a step in that direction,” he added.

To further enhance the onboard experience this aircraft is fitted with the latest technology and the best connectivity available in the market.  This includes the very latest lighting, cabin management, and in-flight entertainment systems, complemented by a high-quality sound system including overhead speakers and subwoofers.

This aircraft is the longest-range BBJ in RoyalJet fleet, with auxiliary fuel tanks giving it the capability to fly non-stop for more than 12 hours and reach almost any destination globally with only one short fuel stop. 

Last year, RoyalJet added an operational base at the Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) in a bid to expand its operations throughout UAE. The group’s DWC fleet includes Boeing Business Jets, VVIP Airliners and Bombardier Global 5000 corporate jets that are available for charter by business and leisure travellers directly into and out of Dubai. The DWC base in an addition to its existing bases at Abu Dhabi International Airport and Al Bateen International Airport (Abu Dhabi’s city airport).

Booking enquiry: Please visit the RoyalJet website for futher details: https://www.royaljetgroup.com/

Amadeus and ATS Travel partner to launch the “ATS Go Green” sustainability drive supported by Olive Gaea

(Left to Right) Ernesto Sanchez Beaumont – Managing Director, Amadeus Gulf, Mr Saleem Sharif – Deputy Managing Director, ATS Travel, and Juhi Yasmeen Khan – Founder & Managing Director, JYK Future Philanthropist CSR Initiative Company- Dubai

· Partnership cemented at an awareness campaign with key stakeholders at the Al Zohra Mangrove area

Amadeus is partnering with ATS Travel, an award-winning travel management company in the Middle East, to launch its sustainable drive under the brand ‘ATS Go Green’ in collaboration with Olive Gaea, a Dubai-based start-up providing Net Zero solutions across the MENATI region.

Amadeus is committed to working towards environmental sustainability, encouraging industry-wide progress to help achieve its net zero targets and securing long-term growth and prosperity for the travel industry. The company has set a target of zero emissions by 2050, with the ambition to achieve this by 2030.

The ‘ATS Go Green’ initiative reiterates the commitment by all parties to reach their environmental sustainability goals and be the front runners in the travel industry providing tailor-made reports on Co2 emissions for corporates.

Saleem Sharif, Deputy Managing Director at ATS Travel said, “The partnership will allow Amadeus, ATS Travel and Olive Gaea to work closely together and offer clients offsetting opportunities and inspire sustainable living. The collaboration saw all parties pledging to develop a more sustainable future with participants planting mangroves at the local Al Zohra mangrove ecosystem.  Participants were briefed on the sustainability project and taken on a Kayak tour to the mangrove plantation area with reusable water bottles and eco-friendly utilities. We invited our corporate clients and UAE National airlines representatives to join the event and support the cause.”

“The increase of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere today is a growing concern within the travel and tourism sector. We aim to be the front runners in the travel sector providing custom carbon footprint reports for Air, Land, and hotels to our travel corporates. Our collaboration will enable us to go beyond just greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reports in the future, and provide cost effective offsetting options,” added Saleem.

Ernesto Sanchez Beaumont, Managing Director, Amadeus Gulf said, “This partnership supports our approach to transforming business operations, helping customers and driving the industry toward a more sustainable future. Enabling our customers to engage in green initiatives, such as this one from ATS Travel and Olive Gaea, and working with the global travel community on sustainability reflects our commitment to being at the forefront of change.”

“The UAE Government has given a lot of emphasis to sustainability, Go Green drives and eco-tourism. It is hence critical to understand the direct impact of travel choices on carbon footprint,” added Ernesto.

Vivek Tripathi, Founder and CEO of Olive Gaea said, “We are delighted to partner with ATS Travel’s sustainability initiative “ATS GO GREEN” supported by Amadeus. With local and global organizations racing against time to address climate change and reach Net Zero Carbon targets, we are pleased to play our part and help them take climate action.  Not only will they minimize their environmental impact and support new plantation activities, they will also empower their clients with innovative and sound sustainability tools. 

“Change starts with awareness; that’s why we trust our reporting and carbon offsetting initiatives will go a long way in fostering a greener travel industry in the UAE. The initiative will help both corporate and individual travellers assess their environmental impact and take positive climate action amid rising concerns over global warming,” added Vivek.

Delta World Charter clocks up more than $26 mn in revenue in Q1 2022

  • DWC delivered one million kilograms of medical supplies from January to March
  • Aircraft charter specialist marks eight successful years of world-class operations

Leading private charter specialist Delta World Charter (DWC) has reported strong growth in Q1 2022, generating over US$26 million in revenue between January and March this year. This growth comes despite challenging market conditions – including a pandemic-induced economic recovery, fluctuating oil prices and global political instability as a result of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Against this backdrop, DWC delivered one million kilograms worth of medical supplies from Asia to North America in the first quarter of this year. The green shoots of recovery have started with a significant increase in inquiries and bookings for leisure travel for summer and fall as well as for numerous requests for air freight charter received by DWC’s cargo division.

Driven by growing demand for private and cargo charter services in the region, DWC is also expanding its team and moved its corporate headquarters to a spacious, new office in the Dubai Airport Freezone (DAFZA).

Dmitriy Korshunov, CEO of Delta World Charter, said: “We are happy to report that despite the market challenges of the last two years, we have registered strong revenues in Q1 2022. We expect a rise in demand for business flights and an increased number of first-time private fliers as they look for safer and more reliable flight solutions. Our goal this year is to build on our leadership position, delivering world-class service, speed, flexibility and comfort via our global fleet network of over 60,000 aircraft.”

He added: “As the number of high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) in the region continues to grow, we are poised to deliver bespoke services tailored to the requirements of corporates, VIPs, government officials and other individuals. We look forward to further expanding our operations in this market, as new business opportunities emerge. We remain equally committed to servicing the growing market for cargo operations, including emergency medical services and equipment supplies.”

DWC has transported stranded travellers, millions of pieces of PPE, masks and aid to communities around the world during the pandemic. It was also one of the first air charter companies to deploy aircraft for evacuation of people in Kabul last year. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Dubai, DWC provides tailored solutions of private jets, cargo freighter and commercial aircraft charter. Whether it is for business, leisure, group charter, emergency evacuations or ensuring critical air cargo is delivered in time and within the regulatory framework, DWC provides professional air charter options. Consistently expanding its international footprint, DWC achieved robust growth despite pandemic-influenced challenges. Now as COVID-19 restrictions have been easing across the world and travel has largely resumed, DWC remains optimistic about long-term prospects of private air travel across the globe.