Jumeirah Group announces 7 new hotel openings in 2019

Jabal Omar Jumeirah Makkah Hotel is anticipated to open in 2019.
Updated 26 November 2018
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Jumeirah Group announces 7 new hotel openings in 2019

Jumeirah Group, a global luxury hotel company, has shared updates regarding its ongoing extensive expansion plans with seven new hotel openings in the GCC and international markets between now and the end of 2019. The announcement was made during its annual GCC roadshow from Nov. 11 to 14, which commenced in Saudi Arabia, and included the cities of Jeddah and Riyadh, followed by Bahrain and Kuwait.
Amongst the most prominent hotels highlighted during the roadshow is Jumeirah’s first hotel in the Kingdom — Jabal Omar Jumeirah Makkah Hotel. Anticipated to open in 2019, the hotel will offer guests and visitors to the Holy City, Jumeirah’s renowned hospitality services. Facilities include 1,033 guest rooms and 93 villas, a variety of dining experiences, meeting facilities, an executive lounge, a gymnasium and over 90 retail units throughout the complex. Jabal Omar Jumeirah is walking distance from the Holy Mosque and comprises four towers with stunning views of Masjid-al-Haram.
In addition to Jumeirah Living Guangzhou in China and Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi, both of which opened recently, other Jumeirah hotels to open soon include: Jumeirah Al-Wathba Desert Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Guangzhou, Jumeirah Muscat Bay, and Jumeirah Bali, Indonesia.


Robotic-assisted surgery at JHAH a first for Kingdom

Updated 23 June 2019
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Robotic-assisted surgery at JHAH a first for Kingdom

Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH) has become the first hospital in Saudi Arabia to perform a robotic-assisted hysterectomy using fluorescent dye.

“The precision achieved through the use of robotic-assisted surgery has multiple benefits for patients,” said Dr. Turky Al-Rujaib, JHAH gynecologic oncologist, who along with Dr. Fahad Al-Mulhim, gynecologist, performed the procedure for endometrial cancer. “Women whose hysterectomies are robotic-assisted surgeries have less pain and blood loss, shorter hospital stays, require fewer narcotics and recover more quickly.”

JHAH’s robotic surgery program began in December 2016 when Dr. Tareq M. Al-Tartir, JHAH sub-specialist surgeon, and his team collaborated with Dr. Mohamad Allaf, professor of urology, oncology and biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (JHSoM) and director of minimally invasive urology, and his team. They jointly conducted the first surgeries in the Kingdom using the da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system. The program has since expanded and includes gynecological surgeries and bariatric surgery.

“This successful operation could not have been done without the support of the JHAH robotic team,” said Dr. Al-Mulhim. “We are pleased to report the patient is recovering well. This is a tremendous achievement that going forward will improve the outcomes for many of our patients here at JHAH.”

The robot’s “hands” have a high degree of dexterity, allowing surgeons the ability to operate in very tight spaces, for example the pelvis, that would otherwise only be accessible through open surgery with long incisions. Life after surgery is improved with this technique as there is minimal scarring, fewer postoperative complications and often a faster return to normal activities. 

JHAH is the result of a joint venture between Saudi Aramco, a world leader in energy, and Johns Hopkins Medicine, one of the world’s leading academic health systems. This health care organization is designed to drive and enhance the well-being of the community in an environment of growth and learning, by providing innovative, integrated and patient-centered care to Saudi Aramco’s employees and health care beneficiaries.