The Ali Bin Ali Group successfully concludes 12th Cricket Tournament

The Ali Bin Ali Group held its 12th Annual Cricket Tournament, which drew an enthusiastic response from all participating teams and spectators.

The keenly and competitively contested tournament was held from the 2nd to the 4th of April 2015 at the old Ideal Indian School grounds. The Ali Bin Ali Group’s FMCG team, captained by  Harsha Perera defeated the combined team of  International Agencies (IA)  and Prime Consumer Products (PCP) to walk away with the trophy.  The Runners Up IA/PCP, reached the finals by defeating PEPSI in a nail biting semi final match which ended in a super over.

The excitement generated by the sport was felt by the fans and spectators who attended this competitive tournament and the teams ensured that an excellent display of skill was on hand, to delight cricket lovers in Qatar.  Confirming the interest cricket generates within the Ali Bin Ali Group, organizers mentioned that this year a total of 18 teams participated in matches.

Speaking at the end of the event Mr. Mohammed Imran, GM of Dohatna said,  ” We are thrilled with the response we get for these tournaments. As a result, in September 2015 we will be hosting the 2nd ABA Champions Trophy. The teams are keen to participate and the top 2 teams from the Ali Bin Ali Group will be selected for this elite tournament.”14

ABA’S DIGITEK holds Annual Gathering 2015

On Wednesday April 1st the Ali Bin Ali Group’s Digitek family gathered for their annual get together.

The gathering took place at Doha’s Intercontinental Hotel and was set outdoors at the MYKONOS Garden.

The proceedings began at 6:00 pm and went on to culminate after dinner. .

The occasion was utilized as an opportunity for the Digitek management to share the dream and vision of the company, in order to strengthen and inspire the efforts being made at Digitek unifying the team as one. The occasion also welcomed the new team members. The proceedings of the evening were followed by a buffet dinner in the pleasant environs of MYKONOS Garden. To liven up the evening there were well organised team games, which had to be brought to a close by a sand storm as a grand finale. Present at the gathering were all Digitek departments, including the Production House, Digital Printing & Event Management teams amounting to 40 in number.  The inspiring evening was enjoyed by all.

Ali Bin Ali Group to operate “Katara Plaza” Project

The Ali Bin Ali Group is set to operate the iconic “Katara Plaza” project. The star project is being built at the Cultural Village Foundation “Katara”, and is poised to be a unique commercial plaza that includes a series of features, which are the first of its kind in Qatar. The project will be developed in line with the atmosphere of global culture offered by Katara. At Katara Hall, the world got its first glimpse of “Katara Plaza” on Sunday, 8th of March 2015 at an innovative press conference which utilized state of the art technology to demonstrate the exceptionality of the project. By engaging the strengths of a 4D show, a technology employed for the first time in Qatar for an event of this nature, the Ali Bin Ali Group was able to give the foreign &­­ local press who gathered the opportunity to discover what “Katara Plaza” was all about.

“Katara Plaza” project, which is one of the planned projects included in an agreement jointly inked by Ali Bin Ali Group with Katara, will provide a distinct experience as it blends a classical architectural experience with traditional heritage. The “Katara Plaza” project will offer a relaxed atmosphere and designated spaces for shoppers, including some of the most famous brands in the world. This project will also offer recreational experiences, in line with culture and entertainment. It will exemplify innovation. The project will have a pioneering, air-conditioned and open space that provides year round comfort utilizing a state of the art system that uses the latest ground cooling technology, thereby presenting a perfect blend of artistic architecture, innovation and maximum comfort.

Speaking of this new venture, Mr. Nabeel Ali Bin Ali, Vice Chairman & EVP of the Ali Bin Ali Group said “The Ali Bin Ali Group recognizes the tremendous potential for growth available in the Qatari market, supports the Qatar National Vision 2030 and promotes the country’s status as a true trendsetter in the Gulf region. It is with great pleasure and excitement that we have embarked on this project. “Katara Plaza” will open its doors in 2016.  We expect that “Katara Plaza” would unlock a unique world class shopping experience offering the Qatari market many first of its kind experiences that can be valued and enjoyed as never before”. The Dot is pleased to report that among the deals inked already, is the arrival of Galeries Lafayette to Qatar. The Ali Bin Ali Group has succeeded in attracting the well known French department store which is the undisputed leader in department store retailing in France and other global locations in the areas of fashion, luxury goods, accessories, perfumes, cosmetics, leisure, gastronomy and home interiors.

Another distinguished tenant who has already secured its place within “Katara Plaza” is the French natural mineral water brand evian®. Through this confirmed tenancy at Katara Village, Qatar will welcome one of the very few exclusive evian®SPA in the world.

The children’s mall is a unique and pioneering experience in the region and an example of innovation and architectural design. This commercial complex, which is the first of its kind in the Middle East, seeks to surprise visitors and draw a smile on their faces, within an overwhelming atmosphere of joy and fun. Moreover, “Katara Plaza” project will provide residents of “Katara Hills” project with the opportunity of firsthand experience of this outstanding environment. The tenants of spaces in  “Katara Plaza” who have signed contracts, share a vision that entails providing a unique experience for anyone who sets foot on this pioneering project. What distinguishes this project is the integration of visual aesthetics, entertainment, hospitality, trademarks, leisure, art and culture all in one outstanding area.


ABA celebrates 31st GCC Traffic Week

As a responsible corporate citizen who promotes road safety, the Ali Bin Ali Group was pleased to support Qatar’s 31st Gulf Traffic week by stepping forward as a sponsor. Organized by the Ministry of Interior of Qatar, the event was held from the 9th – 15th March 2015 at Darb Sa’ii. The 31st GCC Traffic Week was declared open by Major General Saad bin Jassim al-Khulaifi, the Director General of Public Security. This year’s theme was ‘Your Decision Determines Your Fate.’ Among those who attended the event were Brigadier Mohamed Saad al-Kharji, the Director General of Traffic along with officials from GCC countries, directors and officers of different departments of Ministry of Interior. The week long events held in celebration of the 31st Gulf Traffic Week included a traffic exhibition, traditional tent, children games, field archery, traffic village, a safe driving simulator, safe desert rally for bicycles, musical and theatrical events, wireless flying cars, a classic car show, a panorama of traffic accidents, along with a police music show. The Ali Bin Ali Group’s Watches and Jewellery division donated some valuable items as gifts and giveaways for the event.