Saudi based Al Hokair Group wins the Prestigious Arab “Franchise of the Year Award” in the Hospitality Category in Dubai
Bilal Mahmoud, Head of Investments of Al Hokair Group receives the prestigious Arab Franchise “Franchise of the Year award” from Dr. Eesa Mohammed Bastaki, President of the University of Dubai
Dubai: Arab Franchise Awards which recognized the excellence in the franchise industry of the Arab world announced the winners of 2022. Franchise industry leaders filled the Pullman Creek Ballroom to celebrate 2022’s top franchise entrepreneurs, leaders and their legacy. The ceremony began with a keynote speech by Dr. Eesa Mohammed Bastaki, President of the University of Dubai – about the latest insights into the importance of homegrown franchise brands and how these trends can influence the local economy and help them expand globally.
Alhokair Group is a name that has been tied to the world of hospitality and entertainment for decades. The organization was founded in 1975 to invest in the sectors of entertainment and hospitality under the leadership of Sheikh Abdulmohsin Alhokair. Over five decades, the organization’s projects expanded to include 100 entertainment centres and 35 hotels, spread in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The Al Hokair brands include Hilton, Holiday Inn, Accor, IHG and Golden Tulip. The entertainment sector in Al Hokair continued to grow to become the largest in Saudi Arabia’s industry of family entertainment with 100 entertainment centres around the Kingdom.
“I’m profoundly honored to be standing here, receiving this award on behalf of Al Hokair Group. I’m happy and I say a big thank you to all, you all are the reason we are here today. This award is a big picture of what we do, who we are and where we are going and let it remain a constant reminder that good work comes with unbelievable achievements”. Said Bilal Mahmoud after receiving the Award.
Among the winners was Reza Food Services Company, which is one of the largest developers of Mcdonald’s in the region. The company won the ‘Corporate Hall of Fame’ Franchise Award.
Fawaz Danish, President and Group CEO of Budget Saudi Arabia, won ‘Franchise Leader of the Year’. Galadari Ice-Creams Company won the Franchise developer award outside the US. Al Hokair Group won ‘Franchise Brand of the Year – Hospitality Category’. Adnoc Distribution, won the ‘Franchise Brand of the Year’ award and Bird and Bird of the UK won the ‘Best Franchise Law Firm’ award. T. K. Khaleel of Bakemart and Gaurav Marya of Franchise India won the ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards’ for their contribution towards franchise industry. Barns Coffee operator won the ‘Best Homegrown Cafe’ award and Chaiiwala of London Ltd won ‘International Franchise Year of the Year’, among other companies. Franway of Saudi Arabia and Emtiyz of UAE won the Franchise Consultancy firm of the Year awards. Meals N More won the most Innovative Franchise of the year award. Auto detailing company, Green Shine won the “Green Franchise of the year” award. Raydan Food company and Barns café of Saudi Arabia won the best Restaurant and café Awards respectively.
Winners of Arab Franchise awards with the Chief Guest Dr. Eesa Mohammed Al Bastaki, President, University of Dubai