NOVEMBER 2017 • COATES MEA Volume 1, Issue 2
me—a give more than just thanks?
November is upon us and with it comes the spirit of gratitude
SPOTLIGHT and a promise of driven consistency. We have been completely
overwhelmed by the welcome we’ve received for our first issue
02 All too well of In Touch, In Tune. So many people emailed to say “Hi” and
express their compliments about our newsletter. So much
Pilot @ KFC store in v positive energy, so much passion for relentless creativity and
the Greens innovation. Thank you all very much.
As we have promised to give you more and make this an
interesting read every month, we present to you this wrap up
special for this month. We welcomed visitors from Sydney
IN FOCUS office to support us for our launched pilots in McDonalds & KFC
stores and provide comprehensive training for content
development. We are certainly appreciative of the reliable
04 Ready for it?
Winter has come: A
generic guide to Apart from this, we are also thankful for a colder weather. UAE
enjoying winter in is at its best season as the temperature continuously dip
UAE marking the “official” end of a very hot summer. We spotlight
some fun activities to discover, which we hope you might even
want to try them you rself. And last but not the least, we feature
FEATURE three of the most remarkable celebrations in the UAE and give
an insight on their significance.
06 State of grace We’d certainly love your feedback about this issue and welcome
suggestions for future issues. In the meantime, happy reading!
A closer look at the
most significant Cheers,
holidays in the UAE
All @ Coates MEA.
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Coates MEA kicks-off Switchboard CMS @ KFC store in The Greens Community
Our content has been warmly
received by the store staff and
customers. When asked about the
favorite parts in their menu boards,
Store Supervisor Asmaa and her
team certainly love the inclusion of
videos and visual effects in our
Following the successful pilot in our
McDonalds’ store in Jumeirah, our
team has completed the set up for
the KFC store in the Greens
Community Centre, Dubai on the 3
& 6 of November. KFC is one of
Americana Group’s fastest growing
chain of restaurants in MENA region.
Asmaa said our visuals are catchy,
easy to read and very refreshing.
She also lauded our efficient
customer support, which all
contributes to the fun ways of
enjoying chicken in the community!
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We have the power
If you’re the last one out, turn
off the lights and keep the
main door locked. Always
have your power source
checked too. Unplug if
necessary. Save power and
carry on. For any
maintenance issues found
and trouble with your access
cards, let Julie know.
SAY CHEESE! Team with Lloyd Cody & Hannane
Panel of relief
Ramdani from Sydney office during their visit
early this month. Big thanks to Lloyd, Hannane & Our first aid kit is located at
Chad for helping us out! the Reception area and is
filled with essentials to help
you ease your pain. Ask Julie
for further assistance.
Especially for pods
Please always throw the used
coffee pods in this bin. Let them
be reborn as jewellery
accessories, lamps, key chains,
and other plausible forms.
Remember, new beginnings will
start with you.
SUBWAY TIME! We installed a player @ Subway Lab
in their office last month.
TURKEY & CYPRUS
Pravin Bhagwat went to Istanbul, Turkey on 11/05
& Larnaca, Cyprus on 11/07, Tuesday and
returned to office on 11/09, Thursday. He had a
successful meeting with the respective
representatives of McDonald’s offices,
comprehensive presentations & store visits.
• South Africa on 03-05 December
• Egypt on 03-05 December
• Mauritius on 05-07 December NOVEMBER BABY
• Saudi Arabia on 17-21 December 11/16 KAREEM KHALIFEH
• Australia on 17-21 December
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UAE has two seasons – summer and of mild sunstroke, or a sweaty 50-
winter; every year residents look metre walk to the car or nearby mall, or
forward to the cooler months because to have to wear oven gloves while
when it’s winter time, you can expect driving! Winter is short lived, so you
to feel sheer joy at lower temperatures need to make the most out of it. That
and being able to reconnect with the said, we thought we’d give you our top
outdoors. We can kiss goodbye to a six picks of fun things to celebrate a
constant state short but sweet winter in UAE.
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TREKKING AT JABAL AL JAIS GLOBAL VILLAGE FLY OVER DUBAI
Known as the highest point in UAE, Head to Global Village and relish the See Dubai’s iconic landmarks and
Jabal Al Jais lies in the emirate of Ras microcosm of multicultural Dubai. It beautiful skyline in a different
Al Khaimah boasting a height of runs until 07 April 2018. The venue perspective. Feel the thrill as you soar
1,910m/5,700ft above sea level. The can accommodate about 18,000 over Dubai’s skyscrapers,
Jebel Jais cluster is one of the cars and anticipate more than five magnificent beaches and
coldest areas of the UAE that offers million visitors annually. With a small architectural wonders such as the
an amazing view from the mountain. admission fee of AED15.00 you get Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab Palm
Temperature could go down to as to experience an extravaganza of Jumeirah, The World Islands, Dubai
low as eight degrees. Jabal Al Jais is sound, light, culture, gastronomy, Marina and the busy ports of Jebel Ali
160km from Dubai. and more! and Port Rashid in a 45-minute
SHOPPING FESTIVALS DESERT SAFARI
Dubai is a known excuse for Book yourself, along with friends and FISHING
shopping. The 2018 Dubai Shopping family to head over into the desert Want to have fun under the sun in a
Festival (DSF) runs until January 2018 where the temperatures are eight breezy weather? Fishing is the
offering up to 90% discounts. Dubai degrees Celsius at night. Several answer. Savour the sense of freedom
presents to everybody shopping and travel agencies offer premium being in the open sea, a nice relaxed
entertainment experiences not just desert excursions with bonfire, dune day out in the waters with some
for its residents but for all. Enjoy the bashing, camel riding, barbecue & fishing. Expect to catch Emperor,
mix of discounts, hot sales, lotteries, buffet, belly dancing show and a lot Trivially, Catfish, Small Barracuda,
gifts and surprises. more that are worth experiencing. Grouper, Sea Bream this season!
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