Four Seasons Bahrain transforms into island resort

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay; and (inset) General Manager Richard Raab.
Updated 13 October 2018
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Four Seasons Bahrain transforms into island resort

A destination within a destination awaits visitors to Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, as the property transforms from an urban resort to a complete island resort with the addition of The Four Seasons Beach.

Curving along the private island’s sun-drenched southern shore, the 160-meter expanse of pristine white sand is the ideal retreat for all the family. In addition to a dedicated play area where children can enjoy building sandcastles, parents and couples can look forward to a quieter zone, sip a cool drink or take in the city’s spectacular sunsets.

Richard Raab, general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, said: “During our first three years, guests have been generous in their praise of Four Seasons, reveling in the many diversions we offer right here on our own private island in the city. When we asked what would make their experience more memorable, the answer was almost always the same: A beach. So we are delighted to now open the beach, which completes the hotel’s transition to a full-fledged island resort.”

Having previously worked at Four Seasons resorts from Hawaii to the Caribbean, Raab understands the attraction of gentle waves lapping against a stretch of white sand.

Beach lovers can look forward to the service of the Four Seasons’ staff on hand to offer everything from fresh fruit skewers and beverages, to an array of high-end sun care products and a chair-side sunglasses cleaning and repair service. Guests can also choose from a lunch and snack menu, with food served directly on the beach. After dark, the new outdoor space will transform into a venue hosting torch-lit events, and it is also available for group bookings.


ZMZM Society unveils visionary strategy and new identity

Top executives and management officials of ZMZM at a ceremony on Feb. 28 to unveil the new identity system of the society.
Updated 18 March 2019
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ZMZM Society unveils visionary strategy and new identity

ZMZM Society for Voluntary and Charitable Health Services recently unveiled its new strategy and identity, in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, aiming to tackle modern-day health care challenges.
The society, which has long been a recognized and trusted name, has renewed its commitment to providing integrated sustainable health care to people in need.
For almost 15 years, the Jeddah-based charity has worked to create innovative solutions that overcome everyday health care challenges — growing to become a formidable wealth of knowledge and experience dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all. While the original mission of ZMZM remains unchanged, due to the changing social, economic and technological climate, and to continue improving people’s lives, the society needed a fresh approach. 
In 2016, ZMZM initiated a detailed introspective examination of its strategy and operations. The strategic transformation has been well timed — lining up correctly with the charity sector cornerstone detailed within Vision 2030. As such, ZMZM’s transformation strategy aims to produce a stronger, more unified organization, one that is better equipped to tackle modern-day health care challenges.
A timely and systematic initiative within the charity’s strategic plan has been the structured development of a new multi-sensorial, institutional identity system, supported by an employee, volunteer and donor engagement platform.
Led by Professor Adnan bin Ahmed Albar, chairman of the board of directors, and attended by members of ZMZM and senior dignitaries, the new identity system was unveiled on Feb. 28. ZMZM used this event to usher in a new age for the group, its network of volunteers and medical experts, and the people ZMZM helps every day.
Chairman Prof. Albar said he is thrilled to be spearheading this new movement and vowed to keep ZMZM ahead of the economic and social changes that are occurring throughout the Kingdom. He said that he, along with ZMZM’s supporters, are determined to work harder than ever toward a brighter future for everyone.
Director-General of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development Abdullah bin Ahmed Al-Tawi praised the ambition and dedication of ZMZM, saying: “I appreciate the efforts of ZMZM, which began with in-depth studies that carefully considered the map of the future and resulted in a more prepared organization.”
The new direction is aligned to a simple truth: That everyone is entitled to live a happy, healthy life.
“ZMZM will bring its new identity to life through a series of strategic commitments. They include prioritizing community engagement, leveraging the power of effective collaboration, working with flawless precision, committing to continuous improvement and upholding the importance of meaningful accountability,” the society said in a statement.