Zabeel House by Jumeirah to open on the banks of Dubai Creek

Zabeel House by Jumeirah Al-Seef will create a new hotel experience on the banks of Dubai Creek.
Updated 23 February 2018

Zabeel House by Jumeirah to open on the banks of Dubai Creek

Zabeel House by Jumeirah is coming to Al-Seef this spring, creating a new hotel experience on the banks of Dubai Creek.
It is the first hotel in Jumeirah’s new “Upscale-Casual” collection. Think design-led spaces, moderately-priced comfy rooms with just enough added extras, and welcoming staff.
A smaller version is also opening next door — Zabeel House MINI by Jumeirah — with a lower price point that does not skimp on style or comfort.
Guests will step into two contemporary retreats, creatively designed with some Insta-worthy quirks, relaxed restaurants and a rooftop pool; and step out to one of Dubai’s most exciting neighborhoods.
Al-Seef is the newest destination by Meraas, the masterminds behind The Beach, Box Park, City Walk and La Mer; a busy two-kilometer promenade of shops, cafes and pop-ups on the south bank of Dubai Creek. Old meets new on the waterfront, with modern and imaginative architecture blending into charmed heritage — creating a fresh reason to visit the part of the city where Dubai’s story began.
Zabeel House by Jumeirah Al-Seef has 200 rooms in three categories: popular, plush and suite.
There are four restaurants, pop-up events, and a rooftop infinity pool with elevated views over Al-Seef and Dubai Creek.
The hotel offers freee Wi-Fi, meeting rooms and creative spaces geared toward collaboration, a short stroll to the embassies or a quick taxi to the business district.
Guests can also squeeze in a workout at the private gym or treat themselves to a quick re-energising massage.
Rates start from 495 dirhams ($135) in summer and 725 dirhams in winter, plus taxes per night.
Zabeel House MINI by Jumeirah Al-Seef has 150 “pocket” rooms featuring adventurous design with colors that pop, and a map of Dubai on each bedroom ceiling, inspiring that day’s exploration.
There is a courtyard space designed for pop-up events and outdoor film, two street-food inspired restaurants, and easy public transport links to Downtown Dubai, parks and beaches.
Rates start from 350 dirhams in summer and 495 dirhams in winter, plus taxes per night.

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.”