From downtown to the beach to a slightly out-of-the-way, the first experience can never be repeated. M/Y Chakra made every moment of my onboard experience count and this is one of my ultimate escape.
Chakra was built in 1963 as Cumulus II at Gebr. Van der Werf Shipyard in Deest, Holland as an ocean weather ship for the Civil Aviation Authority in The Netherlands. She was a former “Ocean Station Vessel” and used for air traffic control by the Dutch Civil Aeronautical Service, as well as a weather station in the North Atlantic.
The 71.2m/ 233.’7” ship was handed over to the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) 12 years later. In 1998 the ship was converted into a superyacht at Devonport Yachts (now Pendennis Shipyard) in the UK and renamed Salem.
In 2016 this luxurious yacht went through a thorough renovation at SSH Maritime in Greece. Demonstrating what can be succeeded with the unwavering efforts and commitment of an outstanding team. The converted Super yacht Salem sails again under the new name CHAKRA. Some notable appearances after the three-month refit are the new hull paint, the swim platform at the stern and her extension; the yacht was lengthened to 86m/ 282’1”. The impressive transformation of CHAKRA includes replacing engines, generators, air-conditioning, and stabilizers, as well as fitting her with a highly luxurious interior. Refitted for a Middle Eastern client, Salem offers a rather unusual layout, where men and women are accommodated on different sets of self-contained decks. A design feature is seen on only a handful of other superyachts.
CHAKRA is meant to be one of the most exclusive, high-class and special superyachts. The results of the refit are spectacular, not only on its re-made design but in the way the elegance flows, the peculiar arts, painting and decors mesmerizes, and the neutral shades with a pop of tones dominate each room. The classic lay outing, elegant fittings and lavishing areas all over, to create a captivating and pleasant ambiance.
A yacht is the ideal setting for a celebration, with the crew going the extra mile to make your event unforgettable. Yachts also make excellent settings for corporate days; many offer business equipment on board.
Combined with roomy and comfortable lodging with an extraordinary 21 cabins. Visitor areas include the beauty salon and spa room to experience the ultimate relaxation with crew massage and beauty therapists standing by to offer treatments at any time.
For guests with a fitness regime, there comes with the fully equipped gym and a selection of sea toys to have fun, explore or learn a new skill on the yacht’s water toys, with instruction by trained crewmembers. Race jet skis, fly on a Jet-Lev, learn to kitesurf or explore the world under the ocean with onboard dive gear.
It was indescribable; if it can offer an experience that is impeccably curated, leaves nothing to chance and appears effortless while at the same time introduces you to a new adventure, an absolute sense of belonging to this luxurious place. I enjoyed every moment as we set sail on this beautiful, large, comfortable and modern yacht.
Mohamed Dekkak Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group at Arab Innovation (A Business Festival for Innovation)
Arab Innovation is the initiative of His Highness Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum which was held on February 26-27, 2018 at Dubai World Trade Centre.
Arab Innovation is a great hub and Innovation Festival for the entrepreneurs, investors, speakers, business visionaries, speculators, the media and more. It was very resourceful Innovation festival for more than 10 thousands of people to let them bring more advanced technologies and the innovations in a single platform. It was the multi-dimensional innovation festival which had Expo. Startups, Summit and Awards Programs. It revealed the innovative ideas from around the world regarding Renewable Energy, Health and Care, Advance Technology, Transportation, Government Services and Business Services.
More than 10,000 Visitors got the unique and great ideas from the case studies, experience and progressive ideas of International experts & speakers. More than 400+ companies including the leading entrepreneurs from the world, showcase their latest technology inventions, their brilliant concepts, and ideas to bring & compel the entrepreneurs and investors to interact with the latest innovations to change their life.
The main speakers in the conference were:
Opening Speech: H.E. Jamal Bin Huwaireb (CEO of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation)
Opening Speech: H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih (Director of Dubai Customs)
Topic: Dubai Government Excellence Program:
Speaker: H.E. Dr. Ahmad Al Nusairat (General Coordinator of the program of the Dubai Government Excellence)
Topic: Dubai Innovation Index:
Speaker: Amira Alhaddad (Business Strategy – Senior Analyst)
Topic: Dubai Innovation Index:
Speaker: Khalil Haddad (Director of Strategy and Development – Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry)
Topic: What is at the Heart of Future Shaping Innovation? How to take advantage of the innovation shortcut
Speaker: Gabor George Baurt (Director Slingshot Group)
Topic: Policy Lesson for a New Growth Model
Speaker: Daria Tataj (CEO, Tataj Innovation)
Topic: Corporate Innovation in Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
Speaker: Ghanim Al Falasi (SVP. People Happiness and Innovation at Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority)
However, there were many conferences on different topics in which various speaker shared their innovative ideas to the world.
In the award ceremony on the final day, the Arab Innovation honored the awards to the top innovative leading companies. Arab Innovation brings the most advanced technology to the UAE to discover the future technology, innovative ideas, wide technology products, and decision-makers to achieve your business objectives.
Mohamed Dekkak Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group and Her Excellency Lana Nusseibeh Permanent Representative of United Arab Emirates to the United Nations/(Ambassador) at Joint Business Group “The UAE’s Strategic Global Priorities at the United Nations”
Mohamed Dekkak Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group and H.E Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja (MP) Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry & Fisheries, Uganda at
Russia-UAE-Africa Food Security Forum 2018 at World Trade Centre Dubai.
Mohamed Dekkak Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group with Abdelali Namli (Sky News), Wafa Lamrani and H.E Abdelkarim Benoutiq Minister Delegate for Moroccans Residing Abroad and Migration Affairs
Mohamed Dekkak standing near the Statue of the Don Stephen Senanayake the 1st Prime Minister of Sri Lanka at Colombo Sri Lanka
Mohamed Dekkak Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group standing near the Statue of the Don Stephen Senanayake the 1st Prime Minister of Sri Lanka at Colombo Sri Lanka
Mohamed Dekkak Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group standing before the foundation stone was laid by Brigadier General Sir William Henry Manning, Governor of Ceylon on December 7, 1921
Mohamed Dekkak Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group standing near Assembly of Gods (Inner South Wall, Entresol, Tivanka Pilimage, 12th Century AC)
Mohamed Dekkak Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group at Independence Memorial Hall which was erected by the Govt. of Ceylon to commemorate the Achievement of the Independence of Ceylon on 4th February 1948 at Sri Lanka