ABA International Travel & Tourism wins at the 2024 Malt Excellence Awards

On February 29, 2024 Ali Bin Ali International Travel & Tourism was awarded the best travel agency in the Middle East region with the, “Best Incentive Program in an International Destination,” at the prestigious 2024 MALT Excellence Awards. The award ceremony, which was hosted at the Grant Hyatt Hotel in Abu Dhabi by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi and QnA International, offered unparalleled insight into the Middle East tourism industry with a keen eye on recognizing exceptional entities in the sector. Over 200 participants including speakers, partners, and stakeholders were in attendance.

At the event, ABA International Travel & Tourism was acclaimed for its unwavering commitment to sustainability, contemporary innovation, safety, experience, and redefining customer experience in travel and tourism.

Receiving the award on behalf of the travel agency, Mr. Suneth Peiris commended the momentous achievement stating that, “This is a tremendous honor for ABA International Travel & Tourism. This accolade serves as a testament to our dedication to providing exceptional services and experiences to our clients. This is not just a recognition of our past achievements but also a motivation for us to continue pushing boundaries and setting new standards in the industry.”

This award serves as a testament to the hard work the travel agency has put as well as the trust and support it has earned from its clients and partners. This milestone further positions ABA International Travel & Tourism as a key trailblazer in the travel and tourism industry in the Middle East region.

ABA International Travel & Tourism is grateful for this acknowledgement and remains committed to excellence in all aspects of its operations.

For more information about ABA International Travel & Tourism, visit their office at Al Sadd Street, Al Sadd Commercial Centre; call them on: +974 44858222; or check their website: www.alibinalitravel.com


Royal Air Maroc Airlines – Product Presentation for Corporates and Travel Agents

Royal Air Maroc, GSA for Ali Bin Ali Travel Bureau, organized a trade seminar on December 14, 2023, targeting corporates and travel agents in Qatar. The purpose of the event was to enhance the new developments of the airlines route, products and its facilities for passengers.

The seminar was conducted by the GSA team headed by the GSA Manager, Mr. Chandana De Silva, together with Mr. Asad Ali, Ms. Nouhaila Belhachmi and Mr. Ashraf Bundhun.

Present at the event was the Country Manager for Royal Air Maroc for Qatar, Oman and Kuwait, Mr. Karim Ibrahimi. In his remarks, Mr. Ibrahimi highlighted the company’s remarkable achievements over the years, aligning with the airlines long term vision. He emphasized the significance of the partnership between Royal Air Maroc and ABA Travel Bureau, foreseeing mutual success over the years.

Mr. De Silva expressed the company’s unwavering commitment to expanding business operations by collaborating with valued partners like Royal Air Maroc, and sending passengers across the USA, Europe and African regions. “This collaboration aims to elevate passenger experience and expand the pathway for the airline and its exclusive services offered on board and on ground,” he noted.

The event served as a platform for Royal Air Maroc to showcase its dedication to delivering exceptional travel experiences and strong partnerships within Qatar travel trade.

Engaging with corporates and travel agents in Qatar, Royal Air Maroc together with ABA Travel Bureau, strengthened their trade presence and provided unparalleled services to its network.

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.


Ali Bin Ali Group show strong presence at 12th Doha Watches & Jewellery Exhibition

The Ali Bin Ali Group’s Luxury Division registered a strong showing at the 12th edition of the prestigious Doha Watches & Jewellery Exhibition. The event took place from February 24th, 2015 to February 28th, 2015 at the Qatar National Convention Center in Doha.

The Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition 2015 attracted over 500 of the most exclusive international and regional brands and The Ali Bin Ali Group was proud to be among the exhibitors, displaying the high end  portfolio of brands the Group represents. The exhibition was inaugurated by the Minister of Economy and Commerce HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed Al Thani, Issa Bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi, the Chairman of Qatar Tourism Authority in the presence of CEO of Qatar Development Bank (QDB) Abdulaziz bin Nasser al-Khalifa.

The Ali Bin Ali Group was delighted to be among exclusive exhibitors: renowned jewellers and watchmakers and launch some of the most awaited selections, adding to and expanding the luxury division’s collection.  Among the new brands launched were AS29, Prestine and HYT.

The Ali Bin Ali Group has now built a steady reputation for unveiling the latest international and high end products among their jewellery & watches range. At this year’s event there were demonstration of the latest trends and timepieces in the world. The 25000sqm space retained by the Ali Bin Ali Group exceeded the space occupied last year, confirming the growth of the company’s luxury division and their capability.  The Group reported that the footfall at this year’s event exceeded over 40000 local and international visitors.

The Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition 2015 showcased creative brilliance, master craftsmanship, ultimate luxury, the latest trends in the industry today. The display of the finest gemstones and unique watches made the 12th edition a celebrated event amongst connoisseurs and consumers alike.