ADNOC boss bags New Silk Road CEO of Year Award

Sultan Al-Jaber, UAE’s minister of state and group CEO of ADNOC, receives the Aramco Trading New Silk Road CEO of the Year Honorary Award 2019 from Ibrahim Al-Buainain, CEO of Aramco Trading, at the 9th Gulf Intelligence Energy Markets Forum in Fujairah.
Updated 03 October 2019

ADNOC boss bags New Silk Road CEO of Year Award

Sultan Al-Jaber, UAE’s minister of state and group CEO of ADNOC, was recently presented with the Aramco Trading New Silk Road CEO of the Year Honorary Award 2019 by Ibrahim Al-Buainain, CEO of Aramco Trading, at the 9th Gulf Intelligence Energy Markets Forum in Fujairah.

“The New Silk Road is reshaping the flow of global trade. By 2040, countries east of the UAE will account for more than two-thirds of global GDP, becoming the world’s most significant driver of energy demand,” said Al-Jaber. “ADNOC is leveraging the UAE’s unique geographic location at the gateway to this region and Fujairah is a critical enabler of this strategy.”

The Honorary Award category was added to acknowledge the stand-out CEO who made the most significant impact across all four of the celebrated energy sectors of trading, refining, storage and ports over the previous year.

ADNOC’s pioneering activities in 2019 included the establishment of a joint-venture trading company with Eni and OMV, in addition to an agreement with South Korea’s SKEC to build the world’s largest single underground facility for oil storage.

This award was launched in 2017 to recognize the industry leaders who are pioneering the connectivity of the international energy industry across the New Silk Road, from Asia to the Middle East and Africa.


Russia’s cultural capital beckons GCC travelers

Updated 17 October 2019

Russia’s cultural capital beckons GCC travelers

  • Citizens of Oman, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia can now benefit from fast and convenient 
eVisa portal when arranging their next visit to the city of St. Petersburg.
Guarded by two marble lions at the entrance, the Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg sits within the walls of a 19th-century royal palace in the beautifully preserved imperial city of St. Petersburg. Celebrated globally for its history and architecture, Russia’s cultural capital recently became an even more attractive destination for GCC travelers thanks to the introduction of a convenient new online eVisa process.
Launched at the beginning of October, the St. Petersburg eVisa portal enables citizens from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman to enjoy the benefits of fast and simple online visa applications. Travelers can simply fill in the online form, upload a photograph, and can complete the entire process in just a few clicks. Applications can be made within 20 days of traveling, and up to four days before arrival. The visa is valid for stays of up to eight days in St. Petersburg and the surrounding Leningrad Region.
Felix Murillo, general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg, said: “The introduction of the eVisa portal offers a new level of convenience for international travelers, making it easier than ever for GCC citizens to arrange a trip to our wonderful city. Our concierge team takes great pleasure in highlighting St. Petersburg’s historical and cultural visitor attractions, and will be happy to arrange anything our guests may require to turn every trip into an unforgettable experience. We look forward to welcoming visitors from the Middle East to our beautiful hotel to share cherished moments and create memories that will last a lifetime.”
The Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg is located in the upmarket Admiralteysky district and was originally constructed in the early 19th century for Prince Alexander Yakovlevich Lobanov-Rostovsky.
Since first opening its doors to guests in 2013, the property offers 183 rooms, including 26 sumptuously decorated suites.
Perhaps the most stunning of the hotel’s accommodations is the one-of-a-kind Lobanov Presidential Suite, where guests can gather by the living room fireplace for a night of intimate conversation, host an al fresco dinner party on the expansive private terrace with stunning views of the Admiralty building and the surrounding park, or retreat to the grand master bedroom for a quiet and cosy evening.
The hotel is inviting guests to embark on a range of culinary adventures across its three restaurants. Diners can experience pan-asian fusion flavors at Sintoho, authentic Italian dishes at Percorso and modern Russian cuisine at The Tea Lounge.
Catering to the needs of visitors from the Middle East, halal meat is available on request.