Events & Sponsorships

The Kanoo Group proudly supports not just industry-related events but encourage learning in all sectors nurturing community growth across UAE and region.

Below is the list of current & upcoming events in which The Kanoo Group is participating or sponsoring...

  • The Kanoo Group wins Appreciation Award from Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre
  • In celebration for the 20th Anniversary of the Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre, officials and representatives of reputable companies including The Kanoo Group gathered for an awards ceremony at Culture and Science Theatre - Al Mamzar, Dubai on 30th April 2014...
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  • The Kanoo Group receives Beit Al Khair Society Appreciation Certificate
  • On behalf of The Kanoo Group, Mr. Fahad Kanoo - Executive Director-UAE, received an appreciation certificate from Mr. Abdeen Taher Al Awadi - General Manager of Beit Al Khair Society in recognition for the valuable aid and contributions of The Kanoo Group to the association...
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  • The Kanoo Group attends Sightsavers as charity supporter
  • Representatives from 'The Kanoo Group' together with local and international charitable and humanitarian institutions attended the UAE Conference on Saving Sight as partners and supporters for Sightsavers, held on 30th April 2014 at Emirates Palace - Abu Dhabi, UAE...
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  • The Kanoo Group Johnson Arabia and AXA Gulf lead charity event
  • The Kanoo Group in collaboration with its partners AXA Gulf and Johnson Arabia led a charity event, the "Partners Golf Day" in a bid to support Dubai Autism Center (DAC), a non-profit UAE organization serving children with autism spectrum disorders...
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  • The Kanoo Group graced cancer charity event as Platinum Sponsor
  • Prominent personalities from various oil & gas sectors gathered in the 11th edition of Oil Barons Charity Ball held on 28th March 2014 at Meydan Racecourse, Dubai...
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  • The Kanoo Group signs Platinum Sponsorship for 2014 Oil Barons Charity Ball
  • As a consistent supporter of charitable works, The Kanoo Group, being last year's Platinum Sponsor for Oil Barons Charity Ball has again renewed its sponsorship this year. This annual gala dinner, ...
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  • 15th Blood Donation Drive at The Kanoo Group highlights importance of giving
  • Dubai, UAE – December 10, 2013: As part of corporate humanitarian efforts, The Kanoo Group organized its 15th Blood Donation campaign in association with Al Wasl Hospital Blood Donation Centre, held recently at The Kanoo Group headquarters in Bur Dubai...
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  • The Kanoo Group Sponsors GCC Forum on Avoidable Blindness
  • As strong supporter of eye care activities, 'The Kanoo Group' along with few prominent organizations sponsored the recent GCC Forum on Avoidable Blindness, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan - Minister of Culture, Youth and C...
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  • The Kanoo Group extends support for abu Dhabi Industry award
  • Being a constant advocate of educational excellence, The Kanoo Group extended its major sponsorship in the 2013 Abu Dhabi Industry Award (ADIA) which honors students of Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) for their exceptional academic performances. The award ceremony, now on its 10th year was held at HTC Abu Dhabi Men's College on 14th May 2013...
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  • The Kanoo Group holds 14th Blood Donation Drive
  • The Kanoo Group, in cooperation with Blood Donation Center-Latifa Hospital marked the successful conclusion of the blood donation drive held at The Kanoo Group Main Office - HAK Training Hall, Bur Dubai on 8th April 2013...
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  • The Kanoo Group on Golf Tournament: It's for charity
  • The Kanoo Group supported a major charitable initiative as a Platinum Sponsor in the 21st McDermott Charity Golf Classic held on March 14, 2013 at The Els Club, Dubai Sports City. The organizers recognized the need for sports more than ever, combined with philanthropic focus which drew corporate clients for a challenging tournament...
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  • The Kanoo Group supports UAE cancer charity as a Platinum Sponsor
  • As part of expansion plans, Kanoo Travel yesterday opened its state-of-the-art, bespoke and world-class corporate service centre at The Kanoo Group building, Karama, Dubai......
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  • Kanoo Travel Inaugurates New Corporate Service Centre
  • As part of expansion plans, Kanoo Travel yesterday opened its state-of-the-art, bespoke and world-class corporate service centre at The Kanoo Group building, Karama, Dubai......
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  • Kanoo Signs Partnership Deal with AkzoNobel
  • Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo, a Gulf-based multinational group of companies which has been operating for over 120 years has announced its major partnership deal with AkzoNobel, the largest global paints and coatings firm and the leading producer of specialty chemicals.......
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  • The Kanoo Group to Sponsor the 6th International Koodiyaattam & Kathakali Festival
  • The Kanoo Group will sponsor the Utsavam 6th International Koodiyaattam & Kathakali Festival (IKKF) to be held on November 29 - December 2, 2012 at HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein Theatre, GEMS Wellington International School, Dubai. This show will showcase classical performing arts of Kerala by renowned professional artistes as well as young and promising talents.
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  • The Kanoo Group supports Emiratisation drive through Careers UAE 2012
  • In a landmark move to support the Government's Emiratisation strategy and to provide many job opportunities for UAE Nationals, The Kanoo Group, one of the largest independent, family-owned group of companies in the Gulf, participates in the 12th annual Careers UAE 2012, a three-day exhibition being held from March 5-7, 2012 at the Dubai National Convention and Exhibition Centre. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurated the event on Monday...
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  • Kanoo Travel sponsors John Cleese's first Dubai tour
  • He has made a stellar career out of making people laugh. John Cleese is one of the most recognizable faces on screen, be it in the UK or around the world. Cleese's career which has spanned more than fifty years has encompassed such genres with elements of comedy.

    Described by his website thejohncleese.com as "British writer, actor and tall person", John Cleese performed live shows, from 23rd to 26th May 2012 at Madinat Jumeirah, courtesy of Kanoo Travel, who was among the main sponsors. The first day drew more than 400 people and expected to gather more audience in the last days of showing...
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  • The Kanoo Group supports Emiratisation drive through Careers UAE 2012
  • In a landmark move to support the Government's Emiratisation strategy and to provide many job opportunities for UAE Nationals, The Kanoo Group, one of the largest independent, family-owned group of companies in the Gulf, participates in the 12th annual Careers UAE 2012, a three-day exhibition being held from March 5-7, 2012 at the Dubai National Convention and Exhibition Centre. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurated the event on Monday...
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  • The Kanoo Group supports Clean Up Campaign in Abu Dhabi
  • Strengthening its commitment to protect the environment, The Kanoo Group as sponsor will support UAE's Clean up drive in association with The Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), an organization devoted to protecting the environment through education, action programs and community involvement. The initiative aims toward environmental preservation and zero waste.

    The Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) estimates that 25,000 volunteers from across the UAE will participate in Clean Up UAE on December 12, 2011. The inaugural event in 2004 drew 4,500 volunteers while last year's campaign assembled 20,000 people who helped clean 106 sites by collecting 100 tonnes of waste. EEG Chairwoman Habiba Al Marashi said: "Clean Up UAE spreads a message of hope and encouragement to people to address the environmental challenges of the country". EGG also aims to improve waste management in UAE as it produces waste at one of the highest rates in the world. Last year, Abu Dhabi produced more than 4.7 million tones of municipal waste, according to the Centre for Waste Management while Sharjah authorities estimate that about 2,000 tons of household waste reaches the landfill every day.
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  • The Kanoo Group organizes Blood Donation Campaign in partnership with Al Wasl Hospital
  • Dubai, December 6, 2011: The Kanoo Group, as part of its ongoing commitment towards supporting the society, today embarked on its annual blood donation drive for 2011. Held in collaboration with Al Wasl Hospital and Blood Donation Centre.

    The purpose of the campaign is to help kids who need blood transfusion and to support patients being treated for a range of serious ailments including cancer, sickle cell anemia, severe burns, traumatic injuries and for those undergoing surgery.

    The Kanoo Group had organized several blood drive campaigns citing the highest turnout since 2003 and is glad to be part of this humanitarian cause.

    Many of The Kanoo Group's staff brought along their family and friends to further support this initiative. The Blood Drive took place at The Kanoo Group Headquarter in Bur Dubai, HAK Training Hall, 4th Floor from 9am to 1:30pm.
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  • The Kanoo Group donates to Friends of Cancer Patients Society (FOCP)
  • The Kanoo Group is proud to have the opportunity to support another deserving charity at this year's Oil Barons Charity Ball that rose valuable funds to sustain the charity organization in UAE.

    The Oil Barons Charity Ball, an annual industry and society gala event under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Nehayan Al Nehayan, Minister of Higher Education received strong interest in its mission to raise Dhs1m for the Friends of Cancer Patients Society (FOCP), the only recognized cancer charity in the UAE operating under the umbrella of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah.

    The gala event, took place under the stars at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai on 18th November 2011, bagged the biggest fundraiser for FOCP and donations from the energy industry and wider UAE residents started to roll in.

    The society's objectives are to provide moral and medical support for UAE cancer patients while aiming to wide spread awareness about cancer, early detection and prevention. FOCP is committed to all UAE residents without discrimination or prejudice against race, religion or cultural background.

    FOCP has been able to support over 500 patients across the UAE over the past decade and became the official charity partner of the Oil Barons Charity Ball in 2008.
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  • Dubai Quality Group - World Quality Day
  • Kanoo Power & Industrial Projects UAE team wins, World Quality Day's Innovation Award

    The entry of Kanoo P&IP team headed by Raman Marwaha, Srinivasan Raghavan and Sharfullah Peer won a Silver Medal award in the Innovation Category during the World Quality Day event organized by Dubai Quality Group on 17th November 2011. Kanoo P&IP submitted a case study of providing innovative solutions for the problems encountered in maintenance of large fuel/crude oil storage tanks. Innovative solutions for tanks showcased remote level monitoring, hydro testing using sea water, bottom plate underside corrosion protection, on-line condition monitoring of bottom plate, no-human entry tank cleaning systems, among others.

    The Dubai Quality Group celebration of World Quality Day coincided with the launch of their Third Continual Improvement and Innovation Symposium. During the program, live competitions were conducted in three categories, namely Kaizen, Breakthrough Process Improvement and Innovation. The Kanoo P&IP team beat off stiff competition from companies like RTA, New Medical Centre & Tawam Hospital and landed as second-best winner. The symposium was graced by HE Mr. Ahmed Bin Hassan Al-Sheikh, Chairman DUCAB.

    November is celebrated as Quality Month in many countries. The World Alliance for Quality, which is comprised of leading quality organization such as American Society for Quality, Asian Network for Quality, Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers, among others decided to celebrate the second Thursday of November 2008 as the World Quality Day every year.

    A galaxy of keynote speakers participated in the event such as Mr. Stephen Hacker, Chair, ASQ Global, Mr. S. Ilango, Associate Vice President - TQM, SRF Ltd. and Mr. Aditya Bhalla, Innovation Practice Head, QAI Global & President, TRIZ Asia Forum.

    The Kanoo Group is the Silver Sponsor to 2nd Continual Improvement Symposium which aims to promote awareness of quality, innovation and sustainability while reinforcing individuals' and organizations' importance towards growth and prosperity.
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  • Middlesex University Dubai's Graduation Rites
  • The Kanoo Group recognizes graduates for their hard work, dedication and commitment toward value education. Two of the top graduates from Middlesex University Dubai will receive cash rewards at the graduation ceremony in Dubai World Trade Centre on 29th October 2011.
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  • Lecture: Japan's Role in the Development of Infrastructure Projects in the Middle East
  • This lecture slated 19th October 2011 was sponsored by The Kanoo Group and organized by The Dubai School of Government, in partnership with the Consulate-General of Japan in Dubai. In pursuit of a new economic growth strategy, the Government of Japan adopted the innovative approach of deploying its infrastructure projects to emerging markets overseas
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  • Iftar dinner celebrated at The Kanoo Group
  • Iftar dinner - August 11, 2011

    The Kanoo Group held an Iftar dinner in recognition of the holy month of Ramadan. The iftar for around 180 staff members participated within a warm family atmosphere celebrated in Burjuman Arjaan - Conference Suites on August 11, 2011.
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  • The Kanoo Group supports 'Abu Dhabi Industry Award 2011
  • The 8th annual Abu Dhabi Industry Award - May 24, 2011

    The 8th annual Abu Dhabi Industry Award for academic excellence successfully held at the Abu Dhabi Women's College in Abu Dhabi on May 24, 2011. The prestigious award recognition reflects the hard work and dedication of the Higher Colleges of Technology's 46 highest achieving 2011 graduates.

    HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Chancellor Higher Colleges of Technology inaugurated the awards ceremony with a deliverance speech to approximately 500 attendees who included students, graduates, parents, faculty, staff and representatives of the award's sponsors.
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  • Austrian Airlines celebrates 15th Anniversary Flying to Dubai
  • Awtar Restaurant in Grand Hyatt, Dubai on April 11, 2011

    DUBAI is a key destination for Austrian Airlines, which celebrated the 15th anniversary of flying to Dubai this year. Austrian Airlines considers Dubai as an important destination in its Middle East strategy and plans to offer more services in days to come, its top official said at the occasion. The VIP cocktail reception held at Awtar Restaurant in Grand Hyatt, Dubai on April 11, 2011 was attended by our Deputy Chairman, Mishal Kanoo
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  • The Kanoo Group organizes lecture on women's participation to STE fields
  • The Kanoo Group organized a lecture in Dubai on March 28, 201

    Highlighting women's unique contribution to science, technology and engineering (STE) fields in the UAE, The Kanoo Group organized a lecture in Dubai on March 28, 2011 in support for Dubai School of Government's advocacy focusing on public policy in the Arab world. The lecture aimed to expand women's participation towards a knowledge-based economy. The lecture was held at 6:30 pm at Dubai School of Government's Convention Tower, and delivered by Dr Georgeta Vidican, assistant professor, engineering systems and management programme - Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and Noor Ghazal Aswad, research assistant, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.

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  • The Kanoo Group sponsors Dubai School of Government's lecture of EU's Diversification Strategy on GCC
  • The lecture held on March 21, 2011

    The European Union is trying to diversify its sources of energy imports and reduce reliance on Russian natural gas. Accordingly, it has started to reach out to Gulf countries for a secure source of this natural resource. The lecture held on March 21, 2011 addressed the energy diversification strategy of the EU, and particularly of Eastern European states, in the context of reduced reliance on Russia, and examined the geopolitical and economic dimensions of the GCC countries and the EU.

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  • The Kanoo Group's Desert Safari Day Tour
  • On March 11, 2011 The Kanoo Group's management team and employees were gathered for a reasonably enjoyable fun-time together. The occasion was attended and graced by Mishal Kanoo, Deputy Chairman. The 'Safari experience' was attended by approximately 500 staff.
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  • Walk for Education – Dubai Cares – Nov 24
  • Jumeirah Beach Road - November 26, 2010

    Thousands of concerned UAE residents from various nationalities -Emiratis, Filipinos, Indians, Europeans and Americans join the 3km ‘Walk for Education’ organized by Dubai Cares on Jumeirah Beach Road.
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  • The Oil Barons Ball 2010 – Dubai Media City Amphitheatre - November 12, 2010
  • Media City Amphitheatre - November 12, 2010

    The Kanoo Group as Gold Sponsor to The Oil Barons Ball 2010 themed “Rock ‘n’ Roll Legends!” The annual social event which brought together the region’s energy industry players witnessed an amazing concert for an unbeatable night of entertainment .
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  • Blood Drive Campaign
  • Your blood can do amazing things – if you let it

    The Kanoo Group, as part of its ongoing commitment towards supporting the society, embarked on its annual blood donation drive on November 10, 2010. Held in collaboration with Al Wasl Hospital and Blood Donation Centre, the initiative saw a total of 61 donors comprised employees and friends who participated in the drive. The purpose of the campaign is to help kids who need blood transfusion and to support patients being treated for a range of serious ailments including cancer, sickle cell anemia, severe burns, traumatic injuries and for those undergoing surgery.
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  • Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference 2010 (ADIPEC)
  • ADNEC – November 4, 2010

    Kanoo Oil & Gas and Kanoo Power & Industrial Projects (PIP) participated along with 1500 exhibiting companies at 14th ADIPEC 2010, the largest oil and gas event outside of North America at ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre). The event was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser.
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  • Abu Dhabi University’s 2nd Annual Career Fair
  • Abu Dhabi University - November 2-3, 2010

    Recognizing the need to reinforce its human capital growth and bridging the unemployment gap in the jobs market all over UAE, The Kanoo Group participated as a silver sponsor for this 2-day Job Fair .
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  • 3rd Edition of Arabia CSR Awards
  • Raffles Wafi Hotel, Dubai - October 28, 2010

    The Kanoo Group as gold sponsor for this annual event launched in 2008, now on its 3rd time targets sectors of corporate organizations’ across the entire arab world in an effort to recognize best practices in the region.
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  • Kanoo Oil & Gas Division Hosts Technical Seminar
  • Le Royal Meridian hotel in Abu Dhabi October 27, 2010

    The aim of the event was two-fold: to communicate the ‘true’ value added of using two-screw multiphase boosting systems in the upstream oil field sector and to share technical insight into the ideal system design for optimum reliability and performance.
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