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Best 5 Star Hotels in Dubai

The hotels in Dubai, gives you a glimpse into your dream life. The majestic exposure promises an intimacy with the brilliance that can only be comprehended with certain keenness. So step into your cosmos be dazzled!!!

Burj Al Arab Jumeriah

The most famous hotel, Burj Al Arab is the pride of Dubai. The sail shaped hotel is constructed on the artificial island, extends the experience of a life time. This 5 star hotel in Dubai has 202 suites ranging from AED4, 490 to AED 12,000. The double story suites are equipped with giant TV, iMAC and printer, a whirlpool with full size Hermes luxuries. Since it is Dubai, you get TV and espresso machine in GOLD. YUP! You heard it right, your own TV and espresso machine in gold. Over the top for some may be but not for you, darling!

Burj Al Arab Jumeriah in Dubai

Nathan Outlaw, the Michelin star British celebrity chef prepares the mouth watering dishes for you at Al Mahara in this hotel in Dubai. A wide variety of restaurants and bars to choose from gives you a cosmic bliss.

It also envelopes;

  • Chauffer driven Rolls Royce
  • Helicopter trips
  • Private beaches
  • Pools and cabanas
  • Awe inspiring terraces

Palazzo Versace, Dubai

Too much is just right, Palazzo Versace fits the shoe. This hotel in Dubai is located on the creek with 215 room hotels that boasts 4 color themes, salmon, beige, turquoise and blue. So you can choose and pick which theme heaven you want to preside over. Italian palazzo lighted with three tiers Czech chandeliers, glissade pillars, marbled floors, mosaics and handpicked fixtures and accessories to create an experience that doesn’t fade away with time.

Palazzo Versace in Dubai

It includes:

  • Fitness centre spa, sauna, steam room
  • Restaurants
  • Pools
  • Kids club
  • Bar

 

Bab Al Shams

Sand dunes, dreamy sunsets warm with giddiness, that Bab Al Shams for you. It provides classic desert savoir- faire. Bab ala shams has the native Arabic style fort setting. It is located in the depths of the desert, away from the traffic jams. So if you are looking for a few says to live a nomadic life, then 5 star hotel Bab Al Shams in Dubai is your utopia. It spreads a range of 8 restaurants, from Arabic, Indian, Italian, and international cuisine.

Bab Al Shams hotel in Dubai

It has:

  • Desert drive
  • Camel ride
  • Desert activities
  • Aladdin’s club for kids
  • Archery
  • Spa

St. Regis Dubai

St. Regis is your best choice of hotel in Dubai when you want to mix business with pleasure, it offers top of the line conference rooms with just the right mix for relaxation. The friendly staff, the butlers at your service unpacks your suitcases, prep your wardrobe and act as your personal guides so you get the best of your stay.

St. Regis Hotel Dubai Preview

A French cafe is where you can get in touch with your inner Paris finesse. Breakfast buffet and brunch on Friday with Bloody Mary’s and thick rare steaks awaits you.

It offers:

  • Iridium spa
  • Turkish baths
  • Rooftop pool
  • Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Kids club

Four Seasons Resort

Four seasons resort, one of the best 5 star hotels in Dubai, at Jumeirah beach have the most aspiring roof top bars. The overwhelming shades of the city, the enchanting gardens and the soft sandy private beaches leads you into a mystical universe on its own. The 237 balconied rooms either gives you grandeur view of burj khalifa or direct you to the blue of the ocean to sweep you over with a calmness that ignites a flame that brings out your hidden dreams.

Four Seasons Resort in Dubai

A beach side restaurant is one of the many that the resort offers, dishing out Mediterranean and Asian cuisines serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. A Turkish restaurant, night club, Dance Clubs, two restaurants from Jean Georges Vongerichten and of course Mercury the roof top bar only as a 5 star hotel in Dubai should!

It offers;

  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Restaurants
  • Fitness centre
  • Night club
  • Rooftop bar
  • Private beach

Dubai throws a spread that has something for everybody so one can find Resorts in UAE as well.

Although there is much more to offer, but these are some of the best hotels in Dubai that features activities for families, couples, friends and business associates.

So whoever you are, whom ever you are with …. Enjoy!

Julphar Offers Refresher cGMP Training for 500 Employees

Julphar Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries conducted a periodic refresher training on “Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and safety at workplace” for 500 employees working in the areas of packaging during the month of February, 2017.
The training sessions were conducted by DrRubinaRafiqEjaz, Julphar’s Senior Manager in Training & Development, and provided the Julphar staff with real-world examples of GMP compliance. All courses are based on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 210/211, EU, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health (MOH) UAE guidelines.
Commenting on the training, Julphar’s Executive Director,MsFatemaNayea, said: “At Julphar, we believe that it is our duty to recall and reinforce on a regular basis our people’s knowledge, and encourage them to continue to comply with GMP regulations. Such investment from the company has a positive impact on the quality of our products and will ensure healthcare professionals (HCPs) and patients are satisfied with our brand.”
The cGMP training is built upon the foundation of fundamental topics, such as the history of the GMP regulations; the customers’ expectations; the prevention of contamination, mix-ups, and errors; the good practices to be followed during packaging operations; and the safety program to guarantee safety at work.
About Julphar:
Established in 1980, Julphar is the largest generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in Middle East and North Africa, producing over 200 branded products across its fifteen manufacturing facilities. Julphar’s mission is to offer high quality medicines at affordable prices, and its product portfolio includes: Wound Care & Biotechnology, Women Care, Adult Primary Care, Pediatric Primary Care, Gastro Care and Pain Management, Cardiopulmonary Care, and Consumer Care. In 2012 Julphar launched Julphar Diabetes, a 150 million-dollar Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) manufacturing facility that has the capacity to produce 1,500 kg of recombinant human insulin and insulin analogues crystals (rDNA). Julphar employs approximately 3,000 people around the world and registered sales revenue of AED 1.47 billion in the year ending 2015.For more information, please visit www.julphar.net.

Contact:
Mehtap Teke

Corporate Communication Manager
M: +971-55-1934619,
D: +971-7-204-5209
Tel: +971-7-246-1461,
FAX: +971-7-246-2462,
mehtap.teke@julphar.net

UN Global Pulse and Western Digital Announce ‘Data for Climate Action’ Challenge Now Open for Entries

Challenge Enables Unprecedented Access to Data and Tools from Leading Companies to Generate New Climate Solutions.
Global Pulse, the United Nations innovation initiative on big data, and Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), a global leader in data storage technologies and solutions, announced a partnership today to launch the “Data for Climate Action” challenge.
Data for Climate Action is an unprecedented open innovation challenge to harness data science and big data from the private sector to fight climate change. Data scientists, researchers, and innovators from around the world are encouraged to apply and submit their proposals at DataForClimateAction.org by 10 April 2017.
“Driving effective action on climate change requires not only climate data, but also rich information about human behavior,” said Robert Kirkpatrick, Director of UN Global Pulse. “Big data can provide dynamic feedback on how communities affect and are affected by the climate system, and enable innovation to increase sustainability and resilience. This data is primarily held by companies, like those participating in Data for Climate Action.”
With support from the Skoll Global Threats Fund, this global challenge has galvanized a diverse coalition of companies from multiple industries and countries to participate through acts of ‘data philanthropy’. The challenge will offer researchers an opportunity to gain unprecedented access to national, regional, and global datasets—anonymized and aggregated to protect privacy—and robust tools to support their research.
Companies contributing data for the challenge include:

  • BBVA Data & Analytics, a financial data analytics company
  • Crimson Hexagon, an enterprise social media analytics company
  • Earth Networks, a weather and lightning sensor network operator
  • Nielsen, a global measurement and analytics company
  • Orange, a global telecommunications provider
  • Planet, an earth-imaging satellite network operator
  • Plume Labs, an environmental data sciences company
  • Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation
  • Waze, a free, real-time community-based traffic and navigation app

In addition, researchers may apply to receive cloud-computing support from Microsoft, and visual analytics support from Tableau.
“As the world’s largest data storage company, we understand the power and promise of data, and are passionate about its use as a catalyst for change,” said Dave Tang, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Systems Business Unit, Western Digital. “We are proud to partner with the United Nations Global Pulse team to not only help build the narrative and framework for the Data for Climate Action challenge, but to amplify and drive engagement around the data for social good movement. We look forward to the insights and solutions generated from this challenge and the possibilities they represent for our future.”
About the Challenge:
Data for Climate Action will target three areas relevant to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal on Climate Action (SDG 13): climate mitigation, climate adaptation, and the linkages between climate change and the broader 2030 Agenda.
The challenge aims to generate original research papers and tools that demonstrate how data-driven innovation can inform on-the-ground solutions and transform efforts to fight climate change. It builds upon the model of data science competitions pioneered by organizations like Kaggle, and company-specific initiatives to share big data for the public good, such as the “Data for Development” challenges hosted by Orange.
Researchers who are selected to participate in Data for Climate Action will have four months to conduct their research. A diverse panel of experts in climate change and data science will evaluate final submissions based on their methodology, relevance, and potential impact. Winners will be announced in November of 2017.
To submit an application or find additional details on the challenge, visit the official website at DataForClimateAction.org
To read more about Western Digital Corporation’s support for the data for good movement, visit DataMakesPossible.com
Contributing Companies:
Elena Alfaro, CEO, BBVA Data & Analytics:
“At BBVA Data & Analytics we believe in the moral obligation of data-driven organizations to share data and contribute to society. In our previous collaboration with UN Global Pulse, we discovered that aggregated financial data can yield insights into how crises affect vulnerable populations. Together we demonstrated a novel method to measure communities’ economic resilience to natural disasters. The Data for Climate Action challenge represents another concrete way to put data to work for climate action, and we look forward to contributing once again, with our aggregated financial data and our excellence in data science.”
Jim Pinkelman, Senior Director, Microsoft Research:
“We are proud to be supporting this important global challenge, and we look forward to providing Microsoft Azure to further the work of these innovative researchers.”
Lisa Errion, Vice President for International Public Policy, Nielsen:
“Nielsen is pleased to be part of this innovative challenge as part of our Data for Good initiative to enhance the use of data to advance social good.”
Mari-Noëlle Jégo-Laveissière, Senior Executive Vice President of Innovation, Marketing and Technologies, Orange:
“We are confident that Data for Climate Action will help foster research on the potential of data to address climate change on a global scale. Orange’s involvement with the challenge is a natural continuation of our open innovation initiatives focused on how big data science can contribute to sustainable development and social welfare. This illustrates our ongoing commitment to facilitate solutions to help address social and environmental issues for the entire global community.”
Will Marshall, CEO and Co-Founder, Planet:
“Addressing climate change will require many actors working with the most powerful tools available. At Planet, we’re contributing to this vision by imaging the whole world, every day, and making change on Earth visible and accessible. We are delighted to collaborate with UN Global Pulse on the Data for Climate Action challenge, and to put the most up-to-date data about our planet into the hands of innovators who can help make progress on one of the most urgent issues of our time.”
Romain Lacombe, CEO and Co-Founder, Plume Labs:
“Plume Labs is delighted to be taking part in Data for Climate Action by providing access to the Plume Air Cloud, our atmospheric pollution API. Air pollution is both an environmental and a health crisis. Through open data and innovative solutions we can work together to make the air we breathe more transparent.”
Ron Sznaider, SVP of Cloud Services, Schneider Electric:
“As a global leader in energy management and automation, Schneider Electric is transforming the weather forecasting and agricultural markets by driving innovation that enables farming operations to make critical, real-time decisions. We look forward to providing researchers with access to weather data through Data for Climate Action, so that they can generate new and innovative solutions for farmers and communities around the world.”
Neal Myrick, Director of Social Impact at Tableau & Director, Tableau Foundation:
“This Challenge is a terrific opportunity to bring data visualization skills and insights to the global community of scientists, policymakers, innovators, and advocates fighting for climate action. We’re thrilled to do our part to make that data accessible and actionable for all those working for a better future.”
Adam Fried, Global Partnerships, Waze:
“Using Waze real-time, crowdsourced insights, Waze Connected Citizens Program partners have led data-driven experimentations to solve varied mobility challenges, improving emergency response times and hyperlocal traffic management. We’re excited to see how researchers participating in the Data for Climate Action Challenge can expand upon the impact of the Connected Citizens Program to accelerate climate action.”
About UN Global Pulse:
Global Pulse is a UN initiative working to promote awareness of the opportunities big data presents for sustainable development and humanitarian action, forge public-private data sharing partnerships, generate high-impact analytical tools and approaches through its network of Pulse Labs and drive broader adoption of useful innovations across the UN system. Global Pulse is a leading voice in the data philanthropy movement and an advocate for data responsibility. For more information, visit www.unglobalpulse.org or follow on Twitter @UNGlobalPulse.
About Western Digital Corporation
Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) is an industry-leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience and preserve data. The company addresses ever-changing market needs by providing a full portfolio of compelling, high-quality storage solutions with customer-focused innovation, high efficiency, flexibility and speed. Our products are marketed under the HGST, SanDisk and WD brands to OEMs, distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure providers and consumers. Learn more about Western Digital’s #DataMakesPossible initiative.
About Skoll Global Threats Fund
The mission of the Skoll Global Threats Fund is to confront global threats imperiling humanity by seeking solutions, strengthening alliances, and spurring the actions needed to safeguard the future. The Fund proactively works to find, initiate, or co-create breakthrough ideas and/or activities that can have large-scale impact. Learn more at www.skollglobalthreats.org.
Contacts:
UN Global Pulse
Felicia Vacarelu
646-723-4810
felicia@unglobalpulse.org
or
Porter Novelli for Western Digital Corp.
Lisa Neitzel
408-738-7884
lisa.neitzel@porternovelli.com

Massoun Insurance Services Conducts Team Building Event for Its Staff

Massoun Insurance Services, a joint venture between Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), Qatar’s leading insurer and The Commercial Bank (CBQ) recently celebrated a team building event titled “Sharing Good Times”. The team building event was held at The Gardens of the Four Seasons Hotel in West Bay. With the presence and participation of more than hundred attendees and the senior officials from Massoun , QIC & CBQ , the event was marked as highly successful.
The event was exclusively designed to promote team work, leadership skills and performance through participation in exciting games and activities. A lucky draw which was organized kept the audience entertained and enthralled. All participants and the winners of the lucky draw expressed their vote of thanks for organizing such a high-spirited event.
Speaking about the specialty of the gathering, Mr. Salem Al Mannai, Deputy Group CEO – MENA region stated, “The purpose of the team building event was to enhance our relationship with our bancassurance partner CBQ. Through the various team-building activities we wanted to renew focus on enhancing cooperation and promoting effective bonding between the members of the staff.”
Commercial Bank CEO Joseph Abraham said: “Commercial Bank is proud to participate with our partner Massoun Insurance Services in this team-building activity for their staff. Such activities are not only about planning a fun day out of office. They encourage a spirit of teamwork and collaboration which in turn improves staff morale, creates a “One Team” approach and enhances productivity in the workplace.”
Addressing the audience Mr. Mohamed Haris, Acting General Manager of Massoun expressed that “The Management of our parent companies both QIC and CBQ have been extraordinarily supportive for the success of Massoun and we express our heartfelt thank you for the esteemed members of the Senior Management for making this day a remarkable one. This day, will cherish in everyone’s memories for sharing the Good Times and we will have more events in the future days by marking a bigger success”.
Established in 2010, Massoun is a joint venture between QIC and CBQ. Registered with the Ministry of Economy & Commerce, Massoun is Qatar’s first bancassurance set up. With a dedicated and highly experienced team of relationship managers, Massoun serves as a one-stop shop offering privileged insurance services to both corporate and individual clients of CBQ.