Workers embraced the spirit of sportsmanship as they strove to win the Saadiyat Cup
Abu Dhabi, March 27, 2014 – The Saadiyat Accommodation Village (SAV), the award winning accommodation facility developed by the Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) in 2009 to house construction workers who are developing Saadiyat, recently organised an exciting sporting event for its residents.
The final match of the Saadiyat Cup Football Tournament 2014, which took place in the Village’s dedicated outdoor sporting area, was between one of SAV’s own participating teams called “Yellow Lightning” and Drake & Scull International PJSC. After a spirited match, Drake & Scull was crowned the champion and received the Saadiyat Cup from Jassim Al Hammadi, TDIC’s Director of Infrastructure and Delivery.
“This competition was organised as part of our ongoing commitment to encourage a community spirit in the SAV. There are a lot of talented individuals here, and the event gave workers a chance to participate in a friendly competition while enjoying their recreational time, which is important given that they play such an important role in developing Saadiyat,” Al Hammadi said.
In a further show of sportsmanship, a team composed of TDIC management competed in the tournament, which was open to all construction workers living at the Village – who formed 10 teams - in addition to 16 participating teams that represented different organisations and construction companies in the area.
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About Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC)
Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), established in 2006 and fully owned by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, is a master developer of major tourism, cultural and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi.
These include Saadiyat, a natural island ten minutes drive from downtown Abu Dhabi featuring luxury resorts, championship beachfront golf courses, sophisticated residential communities, retail destinations and cultural institutions - designed by world-renowned Pritzker Prize-winning architects - such as Zayed National Museum, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. TDIC is also developing Desert Islands, a heritage-based tourism destination composed of eight islands - Sir Bani Yas Island, the historical Dalma Island and the previously unexplored Discovery Islands.
TDIC has built a strong reputation among international industry players for its compelling value proposition, transparency of business approach and ability to deliver. The company has been awarded high investment grade ratings of A1, AA, and AA by three top credit rating agencies, Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings, respectively. These ratings reflect TDIC’s strong financial position and support the company’s credit worthiness to investors, lenders and other market participants.
By creating investment partnerships and joint ventures, TDIC’s developments are helping to support the Emirate’s evolution into a world-class destination for tourists, businesses and residents. TDIC offers significant employment and vocational training opportunities for Emiratis keen to enhance their careers and professional qualifications.
For further information, please visit http://www.tdic.ae.
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