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  Habtoor Hospitality has contributed to the Arabian Travel Market again this year with a big stand, spreading over two floors. On the first day of the exhibition, Mohammed Al Habtoor, CEO of Al Habtoor Group, was very proud to inaugurate the ATM for Al Habtoor Group. During four days, clients and visitors had the chance to meet with the Habtoor Hospitality staff, which were very happy to welcome many people to the stand and to offer them a variety of delicious finger food, accompanied by excellent service, also provided by Habtoor Hospitality staff members.

  On the 5th of May, Rahim Abu Omar, CEO Habtoor Hospitality, has announced the latest projects of the Al Habtoor Hospitality division: Metropolitan Suites and Habtoor Grand Resort Palm Jumeirah.

  Metropolitan Suites will consist of luxurious fully fledged suites and apartments, located right next to the existing Metropolitan Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road. The completion of the same will be in July this year.

  The Habtoor Grand Resort Jumeirah Palm will be a Balinese, Thai themed resort, with wide range of Spa & Leisure facilities, Bars and restaurants. The 47,468-square-metre resort complex will have 250 deluxe rooms, 38 executive suites, two honeymoon suites and two presidential suites. The 750 Million Dhs project is planned to be completed in 2008.



Nadia Jones, Publishing Manager of Al Habtoor Group and Editor of Al Shindagah Magazine, received the Prestigious International Award Certificate from Fedrigoni, Italy, for the Outstanding Design and Production of the Al Habtoor Group Corporate Brochure in the 2005-2006 Brochure category. The concept and design of the brochure was developed by Geri Macario.

Al Habtoor Publishing also received another high recognitiom in January 2006, when the issue 68 of Al Shindagah Magazine was nominated in the Magazines Category for its outstanding production quality as and entry to the prestigious Sapi International Printers of the Year 2006 Award held in Stockholm this year.


Panorama Vision at The Beach Polo Cup
Dubai 2006 Tournament.

  The 3rd Beach Polo Cup, the 'Game of Kings', was held at the Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa. The tournament was sponsored by Audi, Stanford Group (Suisse), National Bank of Dubai and Bur Juman as team sponsors and Habtoor Engineering, as sponsor for the construction of the field and VIP stand.

  The tournament also included several high profile events like the Christie's auction for the Dubai Autism Centre.

  The prelude to the tournament was the "Night of the Players', an exclusive black tie event which officially started the '3rd Beach Polo Cup-Dubai 2006'. The backdrop to this event was the outstanding Gala Dinner, the Pal Zileri Fashion Show, an amazing Panorama Vision projection show, the official players' presentation and the charity auction by Christie's.

  The official opening of the tournament was on Friday, the 7th of April, with the first 2 qualifying Polo matches. Day 2 started at 3:00 P.M. on the 8th of April, with a charity match between two children's teams, sponsored by Emirates Investments & Development P.S.C., followed by a match to determine the winners of the 3rd and the 4th place. The climax of this second polo day was be the final match to determine the winner.

  The public was most welcome to watch the exciting matches from the beach at Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa. The Beach Polo Cup has stakes. The teams of Rashid Al Habtoor, Mohammed Al Habtoor, Tariq Albwardi and Kristian Petersson included international high goal players. The competition within these teams was showcasing the essence of traditional sport, which originated as a training game for cavalry units for royal guards or other elite troops.


Entertainment in progress during the Action at The Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2006
'Night of the Players' event  Tournament.


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