United Cars Almana Launches Jeep Gladiator in Qatar

Jeep Gladiator 2020 Launch in Qatar

United Cars Almana launched the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator, during the 6th edition of I Am a Jeeper Event which is organized annually by Qatar Jeep Owners Group.
The event was held in Khor AlOdeid area, where more than 100 Jeep Wrangler owners have gathered to enjoy a unique driving experience on the dunes and to get the opportunity to test drive the New Jeep Gladiator on sand, which features unparalleled four-wheel drive capabilities in the same segment.
On the occasion, Mr. Salem Al Shamsi, the leader of Qatar Jeep Owners Group said: “This year is the 6th edition of I AM A Jeeper Event, which we organize annually in cooperation with Mawater and United Cars Almana”. “This year the experience was very unique especially that it allowed us to experience the New Jeep Gladiator on the sand and discover the 4×4 capabilities of this unique vehicle” he added.
Mr. Denis Ashworth, General Manager of United Cars Almana commented on the event, saying: “We are very happy to be alongside our customers to support them in such events. We especially thank the team of Qatar Jeep Owners Group for their distinguished organization and interaction with the new Jeep Gladiator”. “We are very excited about this new model from Jeep, which has found a very good resonance with our customers, we expect it to be a great success in the state of Qatar ” he concluded.

Fiat Chrysler Automobile has launched a limited run of just 300 Jeep Gladiator Launch Edition models that will be made available to customers in the Middle East. Along with a Launch Edition Badge, the Gladiator will have unique features and design elements including 17-inch Mid Gloss Black aluminium wheels r, 33-inch BFgoodrich M/Tires, a wrapped instrument panel mid-bolster painted in Monaco silver and black leather seats with red accent stitching.
Available in Black, Bright White, Billet Silver Metallic, Firecracker Red and Granite Crystal Metallic, the Jeep Gladiator Launch Edition features a body-colour hard top and fender flares. Standard features include LED head and taillights, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a nine-speaker Alpine premium sound system, keyless entry, Forward Facing TrailCam camera, Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection, ParkSense rear park assist system, Advanced Brake Assist, Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning Plus, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, Trail Rail Cargo Management System, spray-in bedliner and Trailer Tow. Gladiator Rubicon models are capable of towing 7,000 lbs.
All Gladiator models are Trail Rated with a badge indicating that the vehicle is designed to perform in a variety of challenging off-road conditions identified by five key consumer-oriented performance categories: traction, ground clearance, manoeuvrability, articulation and water fording. Gladiator Rubicon models are equipped with signature red tow hooks, Rock-Trac® 4×4 system, featuring a two-speed transfer case with a 4:1 low-range gear ratio, front and rear heavy-duty Dana 44 axles, Tru-Lok® electric front- and rear-axle lockers, segment-exclusive electronic sway bar disconnect, cab and bed rock rails, and Jeep’s upgraded 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, rated at 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft. of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Almana Group Launches Health Awareness Program 2019

Almana Group Launches Health Awareness Program 2019

For the second consecutive year, Almana Group conducts a Health Awareness Program on November 14 2019 in Almana Tower to increase awareness about Diabetes, Hypertension and Gout among its employees. This activity comes in parallel to the World Diabetes Day and reflects the core values of Almana Group in supporting its employees and the local community.
The frightening statistics is that nearly one-third of people who have it don’t know about it. Here is some information about these conditions/diseases:
Diabetes mellitus, commonly known as diabetes, is a metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar. Untreated high blood sugar from diabetes can damage your nerves, eyes, kidneys, and other organs.
The general symptoms of diabetes include increased hunger, increased thirst, weight loss, frequent urination and extreme fatigue.

Hypertension is another name for high blood pressure. It can lead to severe health complications and increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and sometimes death. In most cases, there are no clear warning signs of high blood pressure, but blood pressure can become dangerously high and threaten your organs and your life.

Gout attacks can come on quickly and keep returning over time, slowly harming tissues in the region of the inflammation, and can be extremely painful. Hypertension, cardiovascular, and obesity are risk factors for gout.

Mr. Tariq Almana, Group Finance Director commented on this activity saying “We are committed to our employees and local community in providing the awareness needed to sustain a healthy working environment”. “As part of the Almana Group family, we always strive to help our employees to be fit and healthy.” he added.

Mr. Chaouki Younes, Group HR Manager said “Timely diagnosis can help in quick treatment and could prevent irreversibly damaging our employee’s health”. “This is the second time we have done the program in Almana Towers and employee accommodations and we are proud to announce that since last year, we were able to help detect 7 cases and treat diagnosed illnesses. This year, we are continuously monitoring and supporting all employees who were diagnosed in order to timely treat and beat Diabetes, Hypertension and Gout.” he concluded.

ALMANA GROUP Finance & Audit team organizes a Suhoor feast.

In the Sprit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Finance & Audit Team of ALMANA GROUP W.L.L. had recently organized a Suhoor feast. The get-together was a part of the Employee Motivation Drive and to appreciate all the contributions of employees towards the growth of the Group. The event was attended by Mr. Tariq Omar Almana (Group Financial Director), Mr. Prashant Chatterji (Director- Finance & Operations) and the employees of Almana Group’s Finance and Audit Team.

Coca-Cola Almana Proudly Introduces the New Arwa Delight in Qatar

In May 2019, Coca-Cola Almana introduced the New Arwa Delight in the Qatari Market during the Holy Month of Ramadan. A subsidiary of Almana Group, Coca-Cola Almana is one of Qatar’s oldest and largest business entities with a portfolio that includes several internationally acclaimed brands.
Producing and importing Coca-Cola products such as Coke, Sprite, Fanta and
Arwa water and distribution of famous brands like Schweppes and Monster, Coca-Cola Almana continues to strive to introduce the best and most innovative products to the Qatari Market.
Arwa Delight is another unique, refreshing and exciting innovation from the Coca-Cola Company. It is water with a splash of flavor – namely Orange, Citrus Punch and Apple. It comes in the size of 1.5 Liter at a very competitive price.

Coca-Cola Almana purposefully launched this new product during the Holy Month of Ramadan as it is the perfect accompaniment during Iftar and meal occasions for the refreshing and light benefit that it offers.

“It is very important during the Holy Month that we try to keep our bodies hydrated during Iftar and Souhour “said Saud Almana, Chairman of Coca-Cola Almana and Vice Chairman of Almana Group. “We are so excited about this new product from Coca-Cola and we are so proud to introduce Arwa Delight to the Qatari Market. Drink Arwa Delight and Make Mealtimes Lighter” he concluded.

All 3 flavors of Arwa Delight are now available in all supermarkets and we encourage everyone in Qatar to try this new product as it gives a completely different experience to our perception of drinking water.

Almana Group signs Partnership and Distribution Agreement with Dahua Technology

Almana Group and Dahua Technology Company announced today a distribution agreement between the two companies for the supply of Dahua products, which includes a complete range of security solutions from surveillance cameras and accessories, as well as a set of smart advanced technical solutions. In addition to its own security solutions, Dahua also offers consumer solutions that help develop retail business.

Mr. Saud Omar Almana, Vice Chairman of Almana Group, and Mr. Eric, Regional Director of Dahua, signed the partnership agreement during a seminar held at the Oryx Rotana Hotel, attended by a large group of security personnel. During the seminar, Dahua and Almana Group shared a presentation about the agreement and future collaboration between the 2 companies. A wide range of Dahua security products were also displayed during the event.

“This agreement is based on the expansion of Almana Group in the field of product distribution and the Group will provide these products and technical support in Qatar to contribute to the realization of our Vision 2030,” added Nabil Abdul Aziz Al Otaibi, General Manager, Almana Computer Services. “The State of Qatar always deserves the best, and therefore we in Almana Group are always striving to provide the Qatari market with the latest and most advanced technological solutions to keep pace with the rapid development movement witnessed by the country”

Mr. Eric, Regional Manager of Dahua said in this occasion “Dahua is one of the leading security solutions companies and ranks second in the world in this field. The company hopes to expand further to offer its services in Qatar and to deliver the best smart security solutions to its customers in the local market,” ” The agreement marks the beginning of the expansion of the partnership with Almana Group which has a long remarkable experience in the Qatari market. “he concluded.

Almana Maples Excels in Delivering the Most Successful Projects in Qatar

Almana Maples, a subsidiary of Almana Group once again has exceled in delivering the most successful projects in Qatar by delivering all Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E) for the National Museum of Qatar.
The new National Museum of Qatar features an innovative design by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel that is inspired by the desert rose and grows around the original twentieth century palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani. National Museum of Qatar is “a representation of a nation” says Jean Nouvel. “Architecture and culture is a good way to create communication and understanding between civilizations and countries,” said Nouvel.
Almana Maples is proud to be part of this iconic project which represents a nation’s progress and evolution over the years. Working with famous International brands like SieMatic, Minotti, Poliform, Flexform, Rimadesio, Flou, Moooi, Admonter and USM, Almana Maples has provided FF&E requirements of the Museum at very high standards that cope with the complexity and scale of the building. The scope of work includes: Supply and installation of branded furniture, designed furniture, millwork and built-in joinery, notably in the Museum Offices, Meeting Rooms areas, Back of House areas, Children Activities areas, offices lounge areas, meeting rooms, pantries, also the Public Reception areas (Ticketing and Reception desks).
Almana Maples specializes in customized solutions for 5-star hotels, corporate offices, private villas and opulent palaces. Our production site enables us to react quickly to non-standard requirements of the diverse, multi-cultural environment which characterizes Qatar.
Mr. Emad Shoubaki, General Manager of Almana Maples said in this occasion “We are proud and honored to be part of this iconic project and to meet the expectations in such an architecturally complex building”. “In Almana Maples, we are always keen to deliver the best quality products to our customers in the Qatari Market and we have strived for the past 38 years to become synonymous in providing complete and detailed interior solutions for all our clientele” he concluded.
To view the full collection and learn more about Almana Maples services in Qatar, you are welcomed to visit Almana Maples showroom in The Pearl Qatar Marina Walk Parcel 16 or visit our website www.almanamaples.com

Almana Group conducts Blood Donation Drive

As part of Almana Group’s core values and commitment to support the local community, a Blood Donation Drive was launched during April 2019 targeting Almana employees. The event was supported by Hamad Medical Center who helped organize this activity and make it a great success.
Blood donation is not only a duty to support our community and help those who are in need. It is also very important for our health. There is no end for the benefits of blood donation for those who need it. One blood donation can save as many as 3 lives. Donating Blood has many effects on the physical and emotional well-being.
Emotionally, blood donation helps reduce stress, get rid of negative feelings and provides a sense of belonging to reduce isolation. Physically, regular blood donation lowers the risk of heart disease and heart attack because it reduces blood viscosity and lowers iron stores. It also reduces the risk of cancer as it helps increase antioxidant capacity. Last, blood donation offers Free Health Check Up. In order to donate blood one must undergo a health screening covering pulse, blood pressure, body-temperature and hemoglobin levels. This test offers excellent insight into one’s health and can effectively detect future health problems.
Mr. Tariq Almana, Group Finance Director commented on this activity saying “In Almana, we do our utmost efforts to contribute to our local community as part of our core values”. “Nothing is more rewarding than volunteering to save someone else’s life” he added.
Mr. Chaouki Younes, Group HR Manager said “We recognize the benefits of blood donation not only for the recipient but also for the donor. That is why we wanted to promote to our employees about the importance of blood donation and being a “hero” can be as simple as donating blood to save lives”. “We thank Hamad Medical Center who helped us conduct this activity successfully and we look forward to working with them again on this very noble cause” he concluded.

Almana Group Employee Sports Day 2019

In celebration and support of Qatar’s National Sports Day, Almana Group has held a Sports Festival that started on January 26th  2019 and ended on the 12th of February 2019 with a special celebration to the winning teams.

The festival encompassed Basketball, Volleyball and Cricket tournaments in which all the subsidiaries, affiliates and joint ventures of Almana Group have participated. The Cricket tournament was held at the Asian Town Cricket Stadium and the other tournaments were held at AIMS facility in Industrial Area. On the National Sports Day, 250 employees of Almana Group gathered to compete across a range of mini game tournaments and participated in running a 2KM marathon in an atmosphere of fun, excitement and celebration. During the day, a winning ceremony was held to deliver the prizes to the winning teams with special attendance of Almana Directors, management and staff.

“ We are so pleased to celebrate today the National Sports Day of Qatar with our employees especially with the great Sports achievements that our country is witnessing nowadays” said Mr. Saud Almana Vice Chairman, Almana Group. “In Almana Group, we believe that our employees are the key pillar of our success and we are always striving to deliver the best working atmosphere to our staff” he added.

Mr. Chaouki Younes, Head of Human Resources in Almana Group said “ We are always keen at delivering the best working environment  to our employees and we are always looking for activities to engage with them, support them and help them to grow in our organization”.

“ We are so glad and pleased to launch today the Employee Sports Festival which is a great opportunity for our staff to know each other, engage in fun activities and participate in Sports vipes of our country Qatar” he concluded.

Almana Automotive Group sponsors Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Golf Tournament 2019

For the first time, Almana Automotive Group sponsors the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Golf Tournament 2019 represented by all the Automotive brands in Almana Group : Ford, Lincoln, Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler, Ram, Ford Heavy Trucks and Hertz.

The event that took place from March 4 till March 10 2019 is considered to be “The Pearl In Qatar’s Sporting Crown”. Since 1998 the prestigious Qatar Masters tournament has been hosted by Doha Golf Club and sponsored by Qatar Commercial Bank. It is held at the beginning of each year as part of the PGA European Tour. Many of World’s top golfers have competed in this year in a desert -type competition and crowned Justin Harding Champion.

The participation of Almana Automotive Group in this iconic event was remarkable. Hertz Almana, The Official Transportation Provider of the Qatar Maters, supported the logistics of the Golf Tournament with over 120 vehicles and drivers. The sponsorship was a great exposure for the all Automotive brands as the tournament was broadcast by over 23 International TV networks worldwide.

Qatari Golf Association represented by Mr. Mike Shoueiry mentioned that “ We have not witnessed any better service in the field of transportation in all our older versions of the tournament. Hertz Qatar has proven very high professionalism and best quality service that encourages us to build a long-term relationship with them.”

Mr. Vincent Cardone, Deputy Director Almana Automotive Group commented on this sponsorship saying “We in Almana are proud to be part of the success of this iconic event and we look forward to support Qatar Masters in 2020.” Im lucky enough to be pictured with Justin Harding the 2019 Champion, General Manager of Hertz Sanaa Ouahmane and of course the Championship Trophy. Hertz Team did a great job handling the logistics, transporting 250 players a day, caddies, officials and press flawlessly over an entire week” he added.

“We congratulate and thank Qatar Commercial Bank, Qatar Golf Federation and Doha Golf Club for giving us this great opportunity, and look forward to working together on future events” he concluded.

In its continuous strive to offer its clients the best service and appreciation, the Almana Automotive Group invited it loyal customers enjoy an memorable opportunity to experience the Golf Tournament live in a dedicated VIP lounge.

Hertz Almana Sponsors Qatar International Boat Show 6th Edition 2019

Hertz Almana was honored to be Official Automobile Sponsor of the 2019 Qatar International Boat Show 2019 6th edition.

The Qatar International Boat Show that was held at The Pearl Qatar Marina Walk from March 12 till March 16 2019, was inaugurated by HE Sheikh Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, Minister of Commerce and Industry. Many of the world’s best International brands showcased their most luxurious Yachts and Speed Boats. The event that is yearly organized by AlMannai Plus Events was very unique this year, as for the first time Qatari owned companies presented speed boats designed and manufactured in Qatar. One of the boats was gifted to the Qatar Coast Guard and Ministry of Interior.

Hertz managed all the logistics and transportation requirements of the event catering to the Exhibitors, Management, Staff and Press. In addition, Hertz Almana represented 2 iconic brands, the Ford Mustang and the Jeep Grand Cherokee they were displayed very uniquely. For the event, Hertz offered all event visitors special rates for rentals vehicles during and after the event.

Sanaa Ouahmane, General Manager Hertz Qatar said “We are honored as Hertz and Almana to be associated with the Qatar International Boat Show for 2019. I am also very proud of the Hertz team that managed all the transportation and logistics needs for the event without fail and for the great customer experience they provided”. “We thank the organizing committee AlMannai Plus Events and Mr. Khaled Issa Al Mannai for giving us this opportunity. We look forward to working together again next year” she concluded.

“We are so pleased to have Hertz Almana with us this year and we thank them for their exceptional support in this edition of Qatar International Boat Show. We look forward to working together in future events to come” said Mr. Khaled Issa Almannai, Chairman of AlMannai Plus Events.

In the closing ceremony, Hertz Almana was Awarded a trophy received by Sanaa Ouahmane, General Manager Hertz in the presence of all other sponsors, organizers and press.