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.

Top CEO Conference & Awards wraps up in Bahrain

Updated 17 April 2019

Top CEO Conference & Awards wraps up in Bahrain

The Top CEO Conference & Awards 2019, organized by TRENDS magazine — Mediaquest and international business school INSEAD, has concluded at the Al-Areen Palace and Spa in Bahrain. The event, held on Thursday, included seven key panel discussions under the theme “Growth in a Volatile Future” as well as the Top CEO Awards 2019 ceremony, which recognized the region’s most successful and trendsetting CEOs from more than 700 companies listed on GCC stock exchanges.

Top business leaders and more than 30 speakers from across the GCC shed light on the Middle East’s dynamic but volatile region and the burning issues facing the corporate world today. This year’s theme focused on a score of relevant issues, such as oil price fluctuations, tech disruptions, armed and political schisms that pose new risks, and opportunities. Speakers such as renowned economist Professor Nouriel Roubini provided growth solutions and road maps for businesses in the GCC region.

Alexandre Hawari, CEO of Mediaquest, said: “In its fifth edition, the Top CEO Conference & Awards fully encapsulated the theme of ‘Growth in a Volatile Future’ by acknowledging and exploring the growth transformation that the region is undergoing through digitalization and the fourth industrial revolution amid geopolitical tensions, looming trade wars and a rapidly evolving business environment. Building on the huge success of the previous years, the Top CEO Awards 2019 recognized CEOs and companies who have raised the bar by navigating challenges, implementing new strategies, and have demonstrated unquestionable growth, profitability and excellence in corporate governance.”

The conference kicked off with an opening keynote from Jassim Al-Seddiqi, CEO of the Abu Dhabi Financial Group and chairman of GFH Financial Group, who delved into the potential of transforming the region into a fintech hub and the importance of jumping on the digital bandwagon. 

The prime panel discussion on the “Future of Growth Amid Volatility” brought together five CEOs who explored methods to create future-proof strategies that can not only tackle challenges but also boost growth in a tough geopolitical and economic climate. 

Hisham Al-Rayes, CEO and board member of the GFH Financial Group, said: “Investing in the future in areas such as fintech, education and technology, the foundations for strong, enduring knowledge-based economies, is a priority for the group and the governments of the region in which we invest.”

“The Blockchain Opportunity” and “The Human Factor and Tech Innovation” panels brought together industry experts from Facebook, the Bahrain FinTech Bay and King Abdul Aziz University. 

“The Future of Women’s Business Leadership” panel discussed positive strides taken by GCC governments and businesses in leveling the playing field for women professionals.