Ali Bin Ali Holding Fashion and Galeries Lafayette holds general assembly for staff

With the aim of sharing the vision and strategy for the business in the coming months, Ali Bin Ali Holding’s Fashion and Galeries Lafayette Doha organized a general assembly session for their staff.

The gathering was held on December 27, 2019 at Em Sheriff Restaurant in Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel. The assembly focused on sharing the global financial picture and challenges for the division.

Speaking about the event, Head of Retail – Galeries Lafayette Doha Ms. Hadami Magtouf said: “It is very important to make sure that all staff members are aligned with the vision of the business. Only then can we expect them to deliver their best.

“This assembly will not only update them about the future business strategy but also give an overview of the division’s goals.”

The assembly was a part of the employee engagement program of ABA Holding and the opportunity was also used to award the deserving employees of ABA Fashion and Galeries Lafayette.

Adding a fun element to the event, a musical performance was presented by Ahmed Amri, Ahmed Hadriche and Youssef Ghazaoui. The evening concluded with a scrumptious buffet at Em Sherif.

ABA Fashion and Galeries Lafayette Doha, ABA Luxury fight it out at The Kick-Off Football League

On December 20, 2019 Ali Bin Ali Holding’s Fashion, Luxury and Galeries Lafayette organized an inter-division football match. The Kick-Off Football League witnessed stiff competition between ABA Fashion and Galeries Lafayette Doha, and ABA Luxury.

At 7am, the team members and organizers gathered at Markhiya Stadium and were all set for an exciting game. There were a total of 70 participants and eight teams. Apart from the members of the divisions, who were there to cheer the teams, also present at the event to lend support was ABA Holding’s General Manager – Administration, Mr. Moataz Ahmed Eid.

After an exciting tournament, The Painters Team from Galeries Lafayette Doha led by Mathias Mamodbay emerged victorious and the Ultras/Mont Blanc Team were the runners-up. Mr. Moataz gave away the trophies and medals for the winners.

The Kick-Off Football League, a part of ABA HR’S employee engagement program, was a great opportunity for team-building and fun outside the work environment.

Ali Bin Ali Holding celebrates Qatar National Day 2019

Like every year, Ali Bin Ali Holding joined the nation as it celebrated the Qatar National Day on December 18, 2020. The ABA Head Office tower was specially branded for the occasion and flags were installed outside the building.

Congratulatory messages and emails were also sent out to the staff, celebrating the unity and strength of the nation that more 4000 employees of ABA Holding call home.

Under the slogan ‘The path of excellence is difficult’, this year’s National Day celebrated the challenges Qatar faced, fought back and always emerged victorious.

Qatar National Day, also known as Founder’s Day, pays homage to Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, the nation’s esteemed founder. It also accentuates the identity and history of the country and celebrates the ideas and visionary aspirations that Qatar was founded on.


Ali Bin Ali Travels celebrates 50th anniversary of ABA Travel Bureau

Celebrating ABA Travel Bureau’s 50th anniversary, Ali Bin Ali Holding’s Travels division organized a gathering for its staff on December 14, 2019, to commemorate the occasion.

The special dinner was held at Em Sherif Restaurant in Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel.

Apart from the division’s staff, including General Manager of ABA Travel Bureau Mr. Saeed Al Hajri, also present at the event were the country managers of Oman Air, Sri Lankan Airlines and Royal Air Maroc.

The golden jubilee celebration of ABA Travel Bureau was also the perfect occasion to highlight the efforts of all who have made a difference and contributed to the success of the ABA Travels division.

“This is a very special moment for ABA Travels. It has been a long and fruitful 50 years of serving the industry and people. We thank all who have contributed to this wonderful journey and we will continue to deliver the best of services,” said Mr. Al Hajri.

Established in 1969, the ABA Travels division now consists of Ali Bin Ali Travel Bureau, Ali Bin Ali International Travel & Tourism, and Ali Bin Ali Cargo. Ali Bin Ali Travel Bureau represents several major airlines as General Sales Agents and other airlines as an appointed Sales Agent.

Dohatna Innovative Distribution announces launch of ‘Samsung Travel Companion’ Program in Qatar

Ali Bin Ali Holding’s Dohatna Innovative Distribution, the official partner of Samsung Electronics, On December 10, 2019 announced the launch of ‘Samsung Travel Companion’ program. Exclusive for travelers with Galaxy smartphones, the program will be live at the Qatar Duty Free Samsung Brand Shop located at the departure terminal within Hamad International Airport from December 12, 2019 to February 12, 2020.

Travelers with Samsung Galaxy smartphones will benefit from various services offered as part of the program at the Samsung Brand Shop – including support with software update, data transfer and general consultation about their device. While program is live, customers and program participants will be offered a travel pouch as a gift.

Commenting on the Program, General Manager of Dohatna Innovative Distribution Mr. Mohammad Imran said: “With the holiday season coming up, it is a very strategic decision to launch the Samsung Travel Companion program. This is a new level of reaching out to the customers and catering to their needs. Dohatna Innovative Distribution is glad to partner with Samsung in launching this program.”

Mr. Kiran Kumar Tewari, Head of Customer Service Group at Samsung Gulf Electronics, said: “We believe that customers’ satisfaction plays a vital role, not just in retaining our loyal customers but also in attracting new ones through positive feedback and strong customer service portfolios. We are constantly finding ways to enhance our services by understanding our customers’ needs and wants. As the leader in the technology industry, we strive to offer excellence in customer service.”

For more details of this program please contact Samsung on 800-2255 

Galeries Lafayette Doha Launches first ever ‘Made in Qatar’ fragrance brand

Showcasing yet another local talent, Ali Bin Ali Holding’s Galeries Lafayette Doha has ceremoniously inaugurated the first boutique of fragrances by Abdulla Al Abdulla. This is the first ever ‘Made in Qatar’ fragrance brand launch in an international capacity.

On 3 December 2019, an exclusive influencer dinner was organized to introduce the luxury niche fragrance booth inside Galeries Lafayette Doha. The set-up and ambiance resonated with the sophisticated and scintillating persona of the newly launched fragrance brand.

An elaborate three-course candlelight dinner was followed by the creator explaining his journey about how he interprets fashion with a key Middle Eastern touch while allowing for a vast Western influence and flair.

Following the launch, on 5 December a special meet-and-greet session was organized at the fragrance boutique inside Galeries Lafayette Doha. Open to the public, the gathering allowed guests to experience and explore the very essence of Al Abdulla and his world of fragrance with empowering and sensual scents.

“It is indeed an honor to be able to showcase my fragrances at the luxury Parisian Department Store. I see fragrances as so much more than simply being a scent. It is a journey of scintillating scents that takes me down a nostalgic path of the past. Galeries Lafayette Doha’s chic clientele is the ideal audience for my empowering and sensual scents.”

The influencer and Qatari tastemaker makes his debut in the world of fragrances with the empowering and sensual scents of Dusk and Dawn that represent the very essence of Al Abdulla.

Dusk is intoxicating, sensual and irresistible with aromatic top notes of lemon, raspberry and saffron with a base of intoxicating amber, sweet vanilla and patchouli. Dawn is divergent, fresh and crisp with top notes of wormwood, smoky incense, pink pepper and cardamom with a base of ambergris, sandalwood, tobacco and musk.

The two scents were developed by the master of fragrance from the fragrance house of Jean Niel, which is one of the world’s oldest fragrance houses in Grasse (on the French Riviera), founded in 1779. The fragrances come in modern, daring and luxurious sphere-shaped bottles made of jet-black glass with an interplay of rose and white gold.