Emirates Palace

The Emirates Palace is a luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Emirates Palace situated on 1.3 km of private white sandy beach and surrounded by 85 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens, with 114 domes that are 80 meters high. It is only 30 min drive from Abu Dhabi airport and 1.5 hours drive from Dubai airport.

Many of the suites offered are furnished in gold and marble. The main central area houses an expansive marble floor, balconies and a large patterned dome above, picked out in gold. The topmost floor has six Rulers’ Suites which are reserved solely for Emirati royalty and dignitaries. The hotel also contains a large conference centre.

The Emirates Palace offers 394 rooms and suites. All the rooms are very spacious (smallest surface area : 55 m2) and luxuriously appointed with opulent Oriental details like gold leaves mingled with contemporary facilities like air-conditioning, in-room safe, mini bar (large choice of complimentary soft drinks), touch screen remote control lights and TV. Guests can surf freely on the Internet with the interactive plasma screen TV. All the rooms are also fitted with a bathroom with separate shower, a balcony, a dedicated butler service, an office area and turn down service. Fresh fruit, flowers and mineral water are offered every day.

Overall, the hotel has 302 rooms and 92 suites. But, the hotel has 16 Palace Suites on the sixth and seventh floors. 22 three-bedroom suites are reserved for hosting Heads of State or Government, recently for example, Prime Minister Tony Blair and Chancellor Angela Merkel. The cost of staying begins at $400 per night for the Coral Room (floor space of 592 square feet) in the low season; and The Palace Grand Suite (7319 square feet) is the most expensive at $11,500 per night.
-Coral Room (55 m2)
With a view of the park and the garden.
Designed for 2 adults and 1 child under 12

-Pearl Room (55 m2)
With a side sea view.
Designed for 2 adults and 1 child under 12

-Diamond Room (55 m2)
With a sea-facing view.
Designed for 2 adults and 1 child under 12

-Khaleej Suite (110 m2)
Features a living room and a separate bedroom, a jacuzzi, a walk-in closet and a roomy balcony or terrace. Complimentary limousine transfers to/from the airport of Abu Dhabi.
Designed for 2 adults and 2 children under 12

-Khaleej Deluxe Suite (165 m2)
Bigger than the Khaleej Suite and includes a dining room.
Designed for 2 adults and 2 children under 12

Dubai Knowledge City – A Treasure of Wisdom

Dubai Knowledge Village is one among the numerous developments that Dubai has accomplished. A center for education that spreads over such a wide area is indeed very rare. Dubai Knowledge Village is launched in 2003; and is free trade zone educational campus in Dubai which provides provisions for training and learning institutional bodies functioning with 100% foreign ownership. Comprising over 400 institutions currently operational within it, the community owns in is heart a number of universities, training centers, professional centers and HR companies.
The community that will be formed at the Dubai Knowledge Village will include of educational programs and organizations from all around the world. The facilities will offer services and support related to education. You will be capable discover services that supply professional orders.

You will also come across fundamentals that will help the development of management. At this village you are possible to meet the sources of systems, services and content related of e-Learning and Centre for R&D. Suppliers of education and training will also be found.

The growing knowledge community was established with the outlook of a long-term economic method keeping in mind the growth of the talent pool of the region along with its move into a knowledge based economy.
The vision of Dubai Knowledge Village lies in flattering the important Regional Destination for Human Resources Management Workers. The work of Dubai Knowledge Village lies in proposing the best organization, services and support to the Human Resource Management community thereby enabling the development and also to assist the moves of Dubai into the knowledge based economy.

Dubai Knowledge Village campus features 20 blocks which accommodate the following institutions:
• University of Wollongong (Australia)
• The British University in Dubai (United Kingdom)
• Islamic Azad University (Iran)
• Mahatma Gandhi University (India)
• Royal College of Surgeons (Ireland)
• University of New Brunswick (Canada)
• UAE University
• Heriot Watt University (United States)
• SAE Institute (Australia)
• Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences-Pilani (India)
• BAC Middle East
• Budge Recruitment
• Gulf Talentz

In addition to these, the community contains 200 educational institutions and the amenities like food court, sports fields, medical facilities, pharmacy, travel services and a gym. A feather to its cap is also added with the feature of being the only Free Zone of the world fully devoted to Human Resources Management professionals.

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum – Ruler of Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Dubai. In 1995, Sheikh Mohammed was appointed Crown Prince of Dubai, with a chief objective changing his country into the world’s most luxurious resort and business destination. After the death of his brother in 2006, he took his current positions. Sheikh Mohammed was privately tutored before beginning his formal education, finally attending the Bell School of Languages at Cambridge University in 1966.

In 1995, Sheikh Mohammed was appointed Crown Prince of Dubai, with a chief objective of overseeing the transformation of this small patch of desert into the world the most luxurious resort and business destination. To that end, he helped develop the Palm Islands, the Burj al-Arab hotel, the Burj Dubai skyscraper, the Dubai World Cup and the Godolphin Stables. After the death of his elder brother in 2006, Sheikh Mohammed was named Ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE.

Sheikh Mohammed has 21 officially acknowledged children: eight sons and thirteen daughters. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has been known for his vast charitable donations. On May 19, 2007, he declared plans to give $US100m to set up the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, an educational foundation in the Middle East, one of the largest charitable donations in history. On February 11th, 2006 UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan nominated Sheikh Mohammed for UAE Prime Minister; the Council accepted this nomination.

Sheikh Mohammed represents active and successful leadership. He is a man who has made promises and kept them; he has maintained on excellence and attained nothing less; he has defined the role of leadership and fulfilled it. Since becoming the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, groundbreaking initiatives have been rolled out at an astonishing rate. A host of other cultural projects were also launched, including the Muhammad the Messenger Museum, the Universal Museums plan and the Mohammed bin Rashid Gardens. Sheikh Mohammed set out his complete world view in his book ‘My Vision’, where he defines his philosophy and his political and economic vision.

He also offers a thorough account of how Dubai and the UAE have been directed to their present-day rank as international centers, well-known for their high excellence commercial and financial services, luxury tourism and their drive towards maintainable human and structural development. Through kindness and dedication, Sheikh Mohammed has achieved notable success while shouldering the great responsibility of leading Dubai and the Federal Government.

A.R. Rahman to get Lifetime Achievement Award at Dubai Festival

At the coming Dubai International Film Festival A.R Rahman is going to be honored with Lifetime Achievement Award. The festival will be held from December 7 to 14. Rahman is seemingly the youngest person ever and the first musician to gain this award. In the past, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Yash Chopra and Subhash Ghai had received the award for their outstanding input to cinema. This will be really another feather in AR Rahman’s cap.

“A. R Rahman is an inspiration for countless musicians and composers, and has brought a fresh infusion of talent to the Indian film industry. Through his international foray, working with some of the world’s most accomplished musicians, he demonstrated the power of music to cross all barriers and connect with a global audience,” said Abdulhamid Juma, the festival’s chairman.

Rahman is famous for his incredible film scores, and has written soundtracks for blockbuster Bollywood films including ‘Bombay’, ‘Lagaan’, and ‘Dil Se’. More recently ,Rahman’s Slumdog Millionaire, which was screened at DIFF 2008, won the musician two Academy Awards for Best Original Music Score and Best Original Song, while his score for 127 Hours, which screened at DIFF 2010, won him Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Award nominations.

An Honorary Fellow of the Trinity College of Music, Rahman is a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, and was named as one of the World’s Most Influential People by Time in 2009. Through his international foray, working with some of the world’s most accomplished musicians, he proved the power of music to cross all barriers and connect with a global audience with a global audience,” said Abdulhamid Juma, the festival’s chairman. We are honoured to present Mr. Rahman with the DIFF Lifetime Achievement Award.

Burj Khalifa: Tallest Building in the World

Burj Khalifa or “Khalifa Tower” is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is presently the tallest construction in the world, at 829.84 m (2,723 ft). Before the building opened it was called Burj Dubai. Construction started in 2004. The building was opened on 4 January 2010. It is more than 300 meters taller than Taipei 101, the formerly tallest building. The tower’s construction and engineering were done by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Chicago, with Adrian Smith as chief architect, and Bill Baker as chief structural engineer. The primary contractor was Samsung C&T of South Korea.

The total cost for the scheme was about US$1.5 billion; and for the whole “Downtown Dubai” development, US$20 billion. The project’s conclusion concurred with the worldwide monetary disaster of 2007–2010, and with massive overbuilding in the country, led to high openings and foreclosures. With Dubai stuck in debt from its vast desires, the government was required to pursue multibillion dollar bailouts from its oil rich neighbor Abu Dhabi. Then, in a surprise move at its opening ceremony, the tower was renamed Burj Khalifa, said to honour the UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for his crucial support.

The world’s tallest building is surrounded by hotels, must-visit shopping destinations and a world of entertainment options. Burj Khalifa Tower was designed as a “city in city” — with its own grasses, boulevards and parks. Burj Khalifa is a key element of the new business center in Dubai. The main aim of the magnificent Burj Khalifa Tower is to become a central pearl of the Dubai World Trade Center and inspire people to break limits on the way to new achievements. Dubai recently has detonated onto the world market as a top tourist and business destination, hence enticing to its shorelines thousands of visitors every day from every corner of the world. Burj Khalifa is one of the best places to visit in Dubai.