October 2013: For the second year running, THE One stumped the competition in both the Responsible Retailer of the Year and Most Admired Retailer of the Year – Home & Office Improvement categories, at the annual Retail Middle East Awards ceremony held in Dubai on 28 October. Accepting the honours on behalf of Thomas (who was abroad at the time) was his business partner Rashid Al Mazroui, joined on stage by the entire team, as has become THE One custom at these events. These two awards strengthen our resolve to be both a magical and meaningful brand: inspiring our fans with ‘Always Different’ home fashion while Changing the World Together.
October 2013: Our Khalidiya Theatre Restaurant team earned another feather in their chef’s hat when they walked off with the What’s On Abu Dhabi Favourite Café Award for the fifth time in six years on 22 October! Head Chef Pedro Britto and Restaurant Supervisor Joel Solano Dela Cruz proudly accepted the award on behalf of the team. This year, patrons could vote for their favourite restaurant either online or while dining at participating eateries throughout Abu Dhabi, so a sweet victory indeed! But as the saying goes, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Pop into THE One Restaurant on Sheikh Zayed 1st Street for your taste of an award-winning gastronomic experience.
February 2013: For the third year running, THE One has been listed as one of the UAE’s top 10 employers, following the latest UAE workplace survey conducted by The Great Place to Work® Institute – a global research and management consultancy that recognizes the best workplaces in over 45 countries.
Based on the confidential feedback of our staff and an independent culture audit of our HR practices by the Institute, we have again moved up one position this year, beating heavyweight multinationals like DHL and Ericsson to the 4th spot, while remaining THE number One locally established company on the list for the third year running. We are very proud of also being named one of the four Top Companies for both Women and Millennials (employees born from 1980 onwards) in the UAE! Find out more at www.greatplacetowork.ae