SQU alum­nus launches Dubai-based travel por­tal

Muscat Daily - - FRONT PAGE -

Raad Khal­ifa al Abri, 31, an alum­nus of the Sul­tan Qa­boos Univer­sity has launched a travel por­tal (www.godoba.com) driven by the con­cept of Trip by Click. The web­site’s USP is its cre­ativ­ity and in­no­va­tion al­low­ing visi­tors to se­lect their hol­i­day des­ti­na­tions in an easy way.

Abri is cur­rently pur­su­ing Mas­ter’s of Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion pro­gramme at the Stafford­shire Univer­sity, UK.

Abri said that the por­tal is the first-of-its-kind in pro­vid­ing in­te­grated ser­vices. “Godoba.com was just an idea but we de­cided

to give it a shape. We spent ten months work­ing on the idea and fi­nally gave it a busi­ness per­spec­tive.”

The firm was set up in 2016 but opened the of­fice in Dubai in Jan­uary this year. “It’s a 100 per cent pri­vate com­pany. We have 52 em­ploy­ees in­clud­ing three Oma­nis. Our em­ploy­ees are skilled and ex­pe­ri­enced.”

Abri said that trav­ellers can avail some of the best hol­i­day pack­ages on the por­tal. “We have con­tracts with around 450 com­pa­nies around the world in­clud­ing some big ones from the GCC.”

When asked about hir­ing Oma­nis, Abri said he has no qualms in hir­ing his coun­try­men. “Oma­nis are cre­ative and tal­ented and they are wel­come to ap­ply for all po­si­tions.”

A screen shot of the travel por­tal; (right) Raad Khal­ifa al Abri

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