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Region’s key hospitality players at Hotel Show

Hospitality sector

Visitors during the Hotel Show Dubai at the World Trade Centre.

The Hotel Show Dubai 2019 that started on Tuesday at Dubai World Trade Centre has attracted key hospitality players who have showcased their newer products and offering.

The show, which will run until Thursday, is theregion’s most influential event dedicated to hospitality and interior design.

The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) is showcasing two businesses owned by UAE citizens at the ongoing Hotel Show Dubai 2019, which is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre until Thursday. The ‘National Traders Refreshments’ and the ‘Overseas for Water’ companies, two of the most prominent KFED-supported small and medium enterprises (SMEs), are the two featured businesses.

The event is being held on the sidelines of the Middle East Design and Hospitality Week. KFED’s participation in the event is in collaboration with Dubai SME, the agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) mandated to develop the SME sector, which is part of the two entities’ efforts to strengthen the culture of entrepreneurship in the UAE and support Emirati-owned companies in the hospitality sector.

Mouza Al Nasri, Acting Chief Executive Officer of KFED, said: “The Hotel Show Dubai, the Middle East’s largest hospitality event, complements our ongoing drive to promote all SMEs we support by providing them the necessary exposure and relevant platforms where they can present their projects and ideas. This way, they are given a chance to expand their businesses and enter major local, regional, and global markets.”

Al Nasri said KFED is capitalising on the popularity of the show, which attracts thousands of visitors from more than 80 countries from around the world, to highlight the need to support Emirati-initiated business projects and give them an opportunity to compete in the UAE, the Gulf region, and worldwide. She said the Fund is keen to extend essential support to all local owners of SMEs, in recognition of their contribution to the UAE’s social and economic development.

‘National Traders Refreshments’ was established by Reem Al Saad to offer healthy beverages and refreshment drinks with distinct flavors and taste as part of the effort to promote healthy habits in the communities it serves. Since its inception, the company has gained the trust of customers across the UAE. The ‘National Traders Refreshments’ strives to locally-produce its-own healthy beverages in the future to serve as an alternative to soft drinks and other unhealthy juices.

The ‘Overseas for Water,’ on the other hand, specializes in importing and distributing premium food and beverage products at competitive prices. It was founded in October 2012 by Mohamad Suhail Al Marar and Suhail Mohamad Al Marar. The company is one of the leading distributors of low-sodium water products in the UAE and the GCC. It distributes its products to roughly 426 outlets in the region, including Lulu Hypermarket, Abu Dhabi Coop stores, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s fuel stations, and many more. The company also markets high-quality and healthy beverage products such as iced tea.

The landmark ‘Hotel Show Dubai’ showcases future trends in the rapidly expanding hospitality industry. As the region’s premier hospitality event boasting over 20 years of success and excellence, the show attracts more than 50,000 people, including decision makers, supply managers, designers, engineers, chefs, and other industry professionals. This year’s show is being staged alongside six other related exhibitions, creating an attractive integrated event under one roof for buyers and suppliers alike.

Meanwhile the Dubai-based French firm, EOLISAIR, will exhibit key product at the upcoming Hotel Show as part of Design and Hospitality Week, scheduled from September 17th to the 19th at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Raising awareness about indoor air quality, Eolisair will be exhibiting their range of products.

The key product that will be on display includes the Eolis Air Manager, a professional air purifier with an advanced and unique filtering system that consists of 5 different filters, each of which is tested individually by independent laboratories. Eolis Air Manager treats various types of air pollutants including smoke and bad odours, Viruses, Bacteria, Dust, Pollen, Fine Particles, VOCs and Gas.

The team will be demonstrating how indoor air is 8 to 10 times more polluted than outdoor air, with the 3 main air pollutants are identified as Fine particles of sand (PM2.5), VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and microorganisms. Research warns that long-term exposure to poor air quality can lead to asthma, lung cancer, cardiovascular risks, Alzheimer and many more ailments.

Air pollution is one of the key issues in Middle East region. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Air Pollution is estimated to kill about 500,000 people annually in this region (1 out of every 10 deaths).

Research conducted by Dr Shirin Al Suwaidi, Assistant Professor of Allergy and Immunology in Internal Medicine at UAE University, suggested that more than one-third of adults in the UAE suffer from allergic rhinitis and among the different types of allergies, inhalant allergies are by far the most common allergy. The main sources of air pollution in the Middle East are natural sources, pollutants such as sand, dust mites and sea salt.


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