Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai offers a home away from home

The hotel is located on the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai.
Updated 18 February 2018

Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai offers a home away from home

Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai aims to provide guests luxurious accommodation, exceptional dining and distinctive hospitality in the heart of this dynamic city.
Located on the Sheikh Zayed Road, the 42-story hotel combines traditional luxury with modern amenities, with each room offering extraordinary views of the city and Arabian Sea. The hotel is just minutes from Dubai International Airport, Dubai Convention Center, Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), as well as Downtown Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall and some of Dubai’s popular beaches.
The hotel offers 302 rooms and suites, from deluxe and renovated premier rooms, to Horizon Club one-bedroom suites and presidential suites. Each room is situated on the highest floors of the hotel affording inspiring views across the sea, city and far beyond.
Horizon Club rooms provide exclusive features including Club Lounge access, complimentary refreshments throughout the day and exclusive leisure facilities on Level 42.
Serviced apartments at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai offer guests the “ultimate” in deluxe long-stay living. The 126 fully furnished, serviced apartments range in size from studios to three-bedroom units.
When it comes to dining, guests are spoilt for choice with seven restaurants to choose from. Hoi An offers an authentic Vietnamese fine dining experience, highlighting the delicate flavours and colorful culinary scene of South East Asia. Shangri-La’s signature Chinese fine dining restaurant, Shang Palace, captivates guests with its range of gastronomic provincial specialities. The rooftop poolside restaurant, Ikandy Ultralounge, boasts one of the best views of the Burj Khalifa, serving up shisha, light bites and mocktails. Dunes Café is an international dining restaurant that features best-in-class culinary stations.
“Our world-class service and facilities at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai allow guests to relax and rejuvenate however they choose. Achieve balance and peace of mind at Chi, The Spa, where the principles of vitality, fitness and beauty combine in unique therapies. Discover our sense of place and vegan treatments that provide pampering like nowhere else in the city. Let our skilled therapists customize a personal spa journey for you, for the ultimate indulgence,” a press release said.
The gym is equipped with Technogym equipment, promising an all-round workout that includes cardiovascular and weight training.

Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Updated 12 December 2018

Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Careem held the first edition of its Captain’s Excellence Award Ceremony in Riyadh on Saturday. The event, which will be held annually, was the first-of-its-kind in the region and welcomed over 300 top-performing “captains” (Careem drivers) across the Kingdom. 

The captains were awarded based on different criteria such as: Captains with the highest number of trips, highest (customer-given) ratings and longest serving captains. Rewards were also handed out to captain ambassadors, i.e. those with the highest number of referrals and captains that were given a special shoutout on social media by customers for their dedication to their service. Several rewards were handed out along with the grand prize, a brand new car. 

Abdulla Elyas, chief people officer and co-founder of Careem, opened the event with an ode to the captains in attendance, thanking them for their service and commitment in driving impact through meaningful initiatives across the Kingdom. Some of these initiatives included the vaccination campaign in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, which helped more than 100,000 men, women and children across 17 cities get vaccinated in their own homes. Careem also collaborated with Bupa Arabia during Ramadan this year to donate clothes from customers to people in need, where over 180,000 donations were collected. 

Elyas also announced Careem’s partnership with Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP) in delivering the first installment of cars for the empowerment of people with special needs. The foundation, chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, will provide a number of cars over the course of seven years to men and women of the Society for Physically Disabled Adults (Harakia) after being trained.

“Our captains are the lifeblood of our business and we wanted to celebrate these men and women for helping us achieve our mission of simplifying and improving the lives of people in the Kingdom,” Elyas said. 

“We are proud to have 395,000 ‘captainahs’ (female drivers) and captains registered with us to date in Saudi Arabia, providing over 122 million rides. This ceremony is our small way to thank them for their service and reward them for the hard work they put in every day so that people have a safe way to get around. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today” 

Muaaed Al-Saeed, a representative from the Public Transport Authority (PTA), said: “We are excited to have you all; you have overcome each obstacle you were faced with in a short span of time and for that we are extremely proud.” 

He added: “On this occasion, I convey the regards of PTA President Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih. The participation of myself and Majed Al-Zahrani, PTA general manager, is proof of our support to all the captains.”