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
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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.


Philips brings virtual cardiology network to KSA

Updated 19 February 2019
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Philips brings virtual cardiology network to KSA

Royal Philips, a health technology company, has teamed up with the Ministry of Health (MoH) in Saudi Arabia to provide a first-of-its-kind integrated cardiovascular information system (CVIS) across multiple facilities throughout the Kingdom. 

Patient medical information will be available on demand at the point of care in each of the connected hospitals to help improve quality access to cardiology care managed by a network of specialists. The Philips CVIS includes advanced software technology and image analysis to simplify cardiovascular data management for cardiology departments to work more efficiently and accurately. 

According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the No.1 cause of death globally. They are also highly prevalent in Saudi Arabia. Cardiology is also one of the most complex areas of the hospital enterprise, with large quantities of data generated by various caregivers across multiple locations. By integrating disparate cardiology systems in the public MOH cardiac centers around the Kingdom, the Philips CVIS aims to reduce data entry, simplify access to test results generated in other departments and make it easier to acquire, analyze and share patient data. 

The cardiology patient data information will be powered by Philips IntelliSpace Cardiovascular platform, featuring advanced archiving from the Philips Universal Data Manager (UDM) and advanced visualization from Philips IntelliSpace Portal. Seamless data sharing and connectivity between the hospitals will be managed by Philips Forcare, delivering information health exchange (IHE) interoperability.  

“With a dedicated health care IT clinical informatics team and leadership in connected care, Philips brings a wealth of experience into the cardiology program of the MOH,” said Ozlem Fidanci, market leader Middle East and Turkey at Philips. “This collaboration named as Project Taji marks a significant step by the Ministry of Health toward Saudi Vision 2030 and the elevation of cardiology services across the Kingdom.” 

The Taji Project will be implemented in Makkah, Jeddah, Al-Hofuf, Qassim, Jizan, Najran, Dammam and Arar. All these cities will be connected to the Ministry of Health in Riyadh to utilize tele-cardiology services among MOH cardiac centers. 

“The primary use of tele-cardiology is to support primary care practitioners in the area of correct diagnosis, thus empowering them to manage cardiac patients with increased confidence. It also improves the clinical training of the average practitioner, by increasing the clinician’s level of knowledge at the primary level. This will equip GPs to offer better care and improve the overall health care system,” said Dr. Ahmed Balkhair, adviser to the vice minister and general supervisor of e-health programs and IT.

“The MoH tele-cardiology initiative helps build up an integrated cardiovascular information system (CVIS), cardiac picture archiving and communications system (CPACS), and an ECG data management system, all of which will enhance the efficiency of the cardiology workflow for the cardiologists and all users, and access to patient studies by authorized users,” said Dr. Mohammed K. Abdulaali, assistant deputy minister for hospital affairs.