Monthly Archives: May 2017

A Dubai resident receives the region’s first ever fully 3D printed prosthetic leg

Under the patronage of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and in partnership with Arab Health, a unique international collaboration sees fruition this Ramadan as a Dubai resident receives the region’s first ever fully 3D printed prosthetic leg.

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His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the DHA, said: “ In line with the vision His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the DHA has prioritised fostering the development of future technologies such as 3D printing in healthcare. Our 3D printing strategy is in line with UAE’s 3D Printing Strategy. We are keen to bring in the latest technology in medicine to further bolster patient-centric care and improve the lives of our patients to the best extent possible. We consider the private sector to be our partner in our endeavours to further strengthen and develop the health sector of Dubai and such collaborative efforts go a long way in bringing modern excellence to the health sector in the Emirate.”

Dr Mohammad Al Redha, the Director of the Executive Office for Organisational Transformation at DHA. “Projects like this help us pave the way towards a more integrated and sustainable healthcare system – this is a truly unique collaboration that allows us to see the most modern technology emerge and become a reality. This is a learning curve for everyone engaged and part of the foundation of future 3D printing research and development work in the UAE. This initiative is part of the 3D Khair initiative in line with the Year of Giving 2017.”

OSN brings the ICC Champions Trophy live

OSN is hosting a world class line up of legendary cricketers in Dubai, who will provide expert analyses during the ICC Champions Trophy, live from the OSN studios. This complements the live and exclusive coverage of all 15 matches from the much-anticipated tournament only on OSN Sport Cricket HD beginning June 1.

Cricket fans also have the option of enjoying the action on-the-go on the award-winning online TV platform, OSN Play. Defining its credentials as the region’s leading online streaming platform.

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Hosted by veteran sports presenter Jim Rosenthal, OSN’s studio panel will see legendary England batsman and Ashes winner Michael Vaughan once again give his expert views alongside ex Pakistan coach and fast bowler Waqar Younis. Dehli Daredevils Captain and Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan and West Indian all-rounder and winning captain of two ICC World T20 tournaments and winner of 2017 Pakistan Super League with Peshawar Zalami, Daren Sammy complete the outstanding line-up.

Find Paradise Within at Shangri-La on Global Wellness Day

To promote the health and well-being of guests, colleagues and communities, Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai is celebrating Global Wellness Day (GWD) with a complimentary cooking class, yoga session and a large meditative colouring postcard.

The theme for GWD, held on 10th June 2017, is ‘One Day Can Change Your Whole Life’. Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai will be encouraging guests to find their #ParadiseWithin with a complimentary yoga session at the Health Club from 5 – 6pm followed by a 25% discount to the Iftar buffet located in Dunes Café. The yoga class will provide a low-intensity workout, ideal for exercise that occurs prior to breaking the fast.

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Guests who are not fasting during the holy month of Ramadan are invited to join Executive Sous Chef, Driss Daabaz for a healthy cooking class, taking place in Hoi An. Focusing on techniques and fresh ingredients, Chef Driss will guide guests through a three-course Vietnamese-inspired menu.

Finally, all visitors to the recently renovated hotel lobby will be welcomed with a meditative colouring card measuring approximately two meters wide and invited to join in the colouring. Inspired by the meditative colouring postcards located in each of the 302 rooms and suites, it is widely accepted that the intricate art of coloring can help calm the mind, with benefits similar to meditation.