Shareholders & Owners

Shareholders & Owners

H.E. Mohamed Thaaloob Salem Al Derei


As the Chairman of the Al Qudra Holding and Board Member of Abu Dhabi Group, National Investment Corporation, and Marina Facilities Management, His Excellency brings a wealth of dedicated business expertise specialized in the UAE market.

Having helmed a range of businesses from industrials to financials and beyond – H.E. has an unsurpassable knowledge of the region and its strategic markets – pushing Nirvana’s dynamic in line with “The Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030” and “The UAE Vision 2021”.

Under his guidance, Nirvana pushes for excellence in the UAE’s travel and tourism sector bringing out the best of the UAE’s culture and heritage as well as developing it as a global tourism hub.

Mohamed Thaaloob
Shareholders & Owners

Dubai Holding

Dubai Holding, a diversified company ruled by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum is considered a global investment holding company. The holding represents an involvement of 10 different sectors driving support and growth of a sustainable, innovation-led economy in line with the UAE government’s vision.

The collaboration with Nirvana Travel & Tourism means the Abu Dhabi based company can continue its’ expansion as part of this large international network.

Shareholders & Owners

Certares Travel ventures

Certares, whose Gulf office is located in Dubai, are a private equity firm who specialize in investments and management within travel, tourism, hospitality, business and consumer services and boasts an impressive team of advisors and industry leaders with huge investments including AmaWaterways, American Express Global Business Travel, Guardian Alarm, Marietton Development, Travel Leaders Group, Mystic Invest Holding and Nirvana Travel & Tourism.

Their recent investment of Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings, whose subsidiary is one of the world’s largest travel platforms Tripadvisor Inc., of $325 million dollars of preferred stock, ensures the travel giants viable future once the corona virus situation has passed.

Senior Managing Director of Certares, Greg O’Hara states that with its extensive portfolio, Certares had become “the biggest, or one of the biggest, travel companies” in existence

Shareholders & Owners

Alaa Al Ali

Group CEO

With a nearly -30year rich experience in the field of Travel and Tourism, Mr. Alaa Al Ali has helmed the Nirvana Travel and Tourism brand since its inception in 2007.

A well-known leader in the UAE’s travel industry, he was instrumental to advancing the UAE’s global position to travel market leader.

Under his management, Nirvana evolves every year with balancing between customer service, internal operations, technological advancement, social responsibility and product development.

Having steered the UAE’s leading travel management company has earned him the personal feature on “The Most Creative Business Leaders in the Arab World”.

His knowledge of the region, clear business direction and CSR initiatives have steered the brand to be recognized as the UAE’s leading travel agency with a slew of awards lining its shelves.

Alaa Alali