- Opened by Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani, Chairman of the Department of Statistics and Community Development, Sachin Gadoya, Owner and Co-founder of Musafir.com, and Saleh Al Akrabi, CEO of DIFC
- 12th store opening for Musafir.com in the UAE and one of six new openings planned before the end of 2016
- 60 per cent growth in corporate travel business for Musafir.com since January 2015
Dubai, UAE: Musafir.com, the UAE’s first premium-experience travel website, has announced the inauguration of a new flagship branch at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
The new Musafir.com store was inaugurated by Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani, Chairman of the Department of Statistics and Community Development and Co-founder of Musafir.com, in the presence of Sachin Gadoya, Managing Director and Co-founder of Musafir.com, and Saleh Al Akrabi, CEO of DIFC.
The inauguration marks the 12th store opening for Musafir.com in the UAE – one of six new store openings lined up before the end of 2016 –and represents a key milestone in the travel provider’s ambitious regional expansion strategy.
With a specific focus on the corporate travel segment, the new branch located in the heart of Dubai’s financial district is expected to increase Musafir.com’s corporate travel bookings by 35 per cent over a period of next six months. With the recently upgraded online corporate tool that helps organizations manage their employees travel with ease, Musafir.com expects to see tremendous growth in their corporate clientele. This follows 60 per cent growth in Musafir.com’s corporate travel bookings since January 2015.
“As the UAE’s first premium-experience travel website, we have seen our company grow from strength to strength over the past nine years, and today’s opening represents a significant milestone in our regional expansion,” commented Sachin Gadoya, Managing Director and Co-founder of Musafir.com. “Over the past 18 months we have seen our corporate travel segment grow by as much as 60 per cent, now representing 1500 active corporate customers, and accounting for 35 per cent of our business. The new branch in DIFC will be key in sustaining this momentum into 2017.”
In addition to corporate travel, the new Musafir.com branch will focus on the brand’s diverse holiday offering with more than 3,000 destinations and 85,000 properties worldwide. It will provide the full range of Musafir.com’s products and services including flights, hotels, holidays, worldwide visas and UAE tourist visas.
“Musafir.com was established with a clear vision to be the leader in providing premium-experience travel across the Middle East, backed by our experienced team of professionals and commitment to customer service excellence,” commented Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani, Chairman of the Department of Statistics and Community Development, and co-founder of Musafir.com. “With the opening of the new branch in DIFC, our customers can expect an outstanding and consistent level of service and an unbeatable range of innovative products. On this significant day for our company, we express our gratitude to our customers and partners for their presence and continued support.”
Musafir.com is part of Universal Travels and Tourism in the UAE. The word Musafir means ‘traveller’ in both Arabic and Hindi . Established in 2007, the site is the brainchild of Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani, Sachin Gadoya, and Albert Dias. The company provides travel management solutions to corporate customers and leisure travel solutions to retail customers including flights, hotels, and holidays. Musafir.com currently offers flights to 3000 destinations on over 270 airlines and 85,000 domestic and international hotel properties and now operates from 12 offices across UAE and India with 8 new locations in the pipeline.