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Spa Serenity Afternoon Tea at Address Boulevard

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Head down to The Spa at Address Boulevard and take advantage of their afternoon tea and spa package, Serenity Afternoon Tea. A soothing yet an indulging experience that starts with a 60min relaxing massage or an invigorating facial followed by an art crafted afternoon tea at The Lounge, featuring a beautiful chest of drawers full of tantalising delicacies. During your visit you can also enjoy full access to the facilities at The Spa.

Date & Time: Weekdays from 2.30pm to 6pm

Price: AED 469 per person

Venue: The Spa at Address Boulevard

For reservations, please call +971 4 561 8888 or email spa.adboh@addresshotels.com

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Copthorne Hotel Dubai hosts Filipino pop star Morisette Amon

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  • The 4-star property is the Official Hotel Partner of “Morissette is Made” concert

Copthorne Hotel Dubai, the popular 4-star hotel located in Port Saeed in Deira, hosted the stay of Filipino pop star Morissette Amon, who staged a successful concert at the Dubai World Trade Center last August 17.

Copthorne Hotel Dubai was the official hotel partner of “Morissette is Made”, the singer’s first solo concert. A press conference was held at the hotel’s Penthouse Suite where Morisette and her team stayed during the 4-day visit to Dubai.

Morisette became famous for her high-flying singing style called “whistling”, and is now dubbed as Asia’s Phoenix. She had previously performed the “Morisette is Made” concert in Manila and Cebu and the Dubai concert was her first international performance of the show.

Glenn Nobbs, General Manager, said: “I would like to congratulate Morisette on her successful concert, we are truly delighted to host one of the Philippine’s most talented singers. Copthorne Hotel Dubai is a proud supporter of community events and this is our way of supporting the Filipino community. We look forward to hosting other artists to showcase their talents and for the other communities to have access to different entertainment and leisure activities.”

As the official hotel partner, Copthorne Hotel Dubai hosted Morissette, Sam Concepcion and the entourage, extending them the hospitality that the Copthorne Brand has become known for.

The Hotel is earning a reputation within the circles of Philippine artists, having previously welcomed Alden Richards, Aiza Seguerra, Regine Tolentino and actor Ian Veneracion through their doors.

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Enjoy Eid with a feast at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham JBR

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  • Get a free Mediterranean dinner buffet when you stay at the property

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham JBR presents unbeatable deals for Eid Al Adha for those who are yet to decide on how to spend the holiday.

Relax and book a staycation at the property for as low as AED 750/, and enjoy complimentary one-time Mediterranean dinner buffet for two for at Flavours Restaurant. This offer is valid for hotel bookings from 20th to 26th 2018.

Situated within a short walking distance from the beach, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham JBR offers a bag of beach essentials including towels and umbrellas for guests who wish to spend the day by the shore. It also has a range of leisure amenities including an outdoor swimming pool, gym, and spa for those who are looking for a laidback sojourn.

For a gastronomic celebration, the property offers a sumptuous brunch at Flavours Restaurant. Treat your taste buds to an array of international dishes for only AED145/ per person. The special Eid Al Adha brunch is available from 21st to 23rd August.

For bookings and more information, email reservations@hsdubai.com or call +971 4 399 9979. For the Eid brunch, email dining@hsdubai.com. Hotel terms and conditions apply.

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Ditching the digital detox: Lack of Wi-Fi a deal-breaker for Arab tourists

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  • New Linksys research shows holidaymakers from the Middle East demand round-the-clock connectivity – even while abroad.

Much has been said about the ‘digital detox’ – in which web-weary travelers seek screen breaks while vacationing.

Yet new research by Linksys®, a leader in networking solutions for the home and business, suggests the trend isn’t gaining traction; conversely, tourists now consider internet access an integral part of their holidays.

“Most Middle East travelers want to be connected all the time, wherever they are, just like at home,” said Amanulla Khan, Managing Director of Linksys Middle East, Turkey & Africa.

“This insightful research shows that we have become more dependent on Wi-Fi even when we travel and consider it a basic need.”

With the summer in full swing, school is out and everyone is in full holiday mode. This means a lot of extra time to spend on social media, streaming movies, shopping, video gaming and – for the conscientious – checking work emails.

Linksys commissioned a consumer study of 8,000 people living in several countries. They found Middle East-based participants valued internet access even more highly than those in Western Europe, demanding the same level of connectivity while on trips as they did when at home and declaring it an absolute must.

No signal, no stay

Only a tiny percentage of people surveyed said they would be prepared to ‘switch off’ completely by going offline for the duration of their break.

Lack of internet access was a no-deal for Arab travelers’ choice of accommodation, 95.2% of whom said they would refuse to book anywhere where the web was unavailable. This sentiment was most marked amongst UAE residents, 96% of whom ranked this a top priority, compared with 94.4% of Saudi Arabian residents. More remarkably, around half of Middle East respondents questioned would definitely choose alternative accommodation due to lack of Wi-Fi connectivity and a third would strongly consider staying elsewhere.

The survey found 92.9% of Middle East-based respondents rated Wi-Fi availability as a deciding factor when planning a holiday. Just 1.5% of Middle East participants didn’t consider Wi-Fi important at all, and 3.3% rated it ‘not very important’. UAE residents valued it slightly higher than their counterparts from Saudi Arabia – 94% versus 91.8%, respectively.

Conversely, participants from Western Europe placed less of an emphasis on connectivity. The British residents valued it most highly – 82% considered it essential – in contrast with 75.3% of German residents.

Family values

Families with children have a greater need for Wi-Fi connectivity than those traveling with their adult offspring – 77% versus 62%, respectively. It also appears that the under-18s’ preferences had a greater influence on their parents’ choice of hotel, campsite, or privately rented accommodation than those of grown-up kids.

Home from home

When travelers from the Arabian Gulf vacation in their home countries, access to Wi-Fi is a huge factor – 94.8% of these respondents considered the presence of Wi-Fi to be important. In contrast, only 77.3% Western Europeans rated this important. The situation was similar for those traveling to other countries: 82.3% of Middle Eastern travelers versus 67.5% of Europeans said Wi-Fi was a necessity. Some 84.4% of Saudi Arabians demanded it, followed by the UAE in the second spot with 80.2%.

Khan said the results were clear – lack of Wi-Fi really could be a deal-breaker. He advised owners of holiday lets, Airbnb landlords, and hotel managers to ensure they could offer strong, fast, and secure Wi-Fi connections to their guests, or risk losing their custom.

Fortunately, he added, setting up a guest network is a simple way to provide strong connectivity to customers while restricting their access to the staff’s internal home network or any Internet of Things devices connected to it.

He added: “When we are home, we take it for granted that we have Wi-Fi to stream on our 4K TVs, smart speakers playing our favorite music, laptops, PCs, and tablets to work from home and do homework as we connect more and more smart IoT devices to our networks.”

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Gulf Air becomes the first national carrier to fly the A320neo in the region

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Gulf Air, the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, took delivery of its first A320neo today. The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, made its maiden journey from Toulouse to Bahrain, landing at the Bahrain International Airport at 16:00 local time.

The aircraft is the first of the 29 A320neo Family aircraft ordered during the 2016 Bahrain International Airshow. This delivery also makes Gulf Air the first Middle Eastern national carrier to fly the A320neo.

Gulf Air currently operates 28 Airbus aircraft. The new addition complements the airline’s existing fleet and thanks to Airbus’ overall fleet commonality, the airline will benefit from low operating costs, optimum fuel efficiency and seamless, best-in-class passenger comfort of any single aisle aircraft.

Featuring the widest single aisle cabin in the sky, the A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver at least 15 percent fuel savings at delivery and 20 percent by 2020. With more than 6,100 orders received from over 100 customers, the A320neo Family has captured nearly 60 percent share of the market.

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Langham Hospitality Group’s Michelin-starred Master Chefs Present an Exquisite Collection of Mini Mooncakes to Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

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  • Master Chefs from the group’s Michelin-starred Chinese restaurants created the well-loved signature delicacies with fascinating presentation

In celebration of the mid-autumn festival, Langham Hospitality Group’s Hong Kong hotels offer an exquisite selection of delicate mooncakes presented in an elegant Langham pink jewellery box.

Renowned for its excellence in Chinese cuisine, T’ang Court at The Langham, Hong Kong has been awarded three Michelin stars for three consecutive years while Cordis, Hong Kong and Yat Tung Heen at Eaton, Hong Kong have also maintained their one Michelin star status and have each won numerous awards for their authentic Chinese cuisine. Master Chefs Kwong Wai Keung (T’ang Court) and Tam Tung (Yat Tung Heen) have continued to work together to uphold the highest standards of texture and taste for mooncakes through their exclusive recipes.

With almost 800,000 mooncakes sold last year from the Group’s three Hong Kong hotels, Langham’s mooncakes have become one of the highly anticipated products among our loyal customers. This year, we are bringing back the popular pink jewellery box adorned with delicate flowers to symbolise prosperity, happiness and family reunion during this festive season.

The classic Mini Custard Mooncake with Egg Yolk is a Langham signature, the recipe is perfected by the group’s master chefs and a crowd favourite over the years. Another popular choice is the Deluxe Mini Mooncake Assortment, a premium collection of classic and modern flavours featuring the traditional White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with Egg Yolk, the delicate Red Bean Paste Mooncake with Egg Yolk and the refreshing Custard Mooncake with Kumquat.

“We’re very encouraged by the tremendous feedback to our Langham mooncakes every year in Hong Kong and China. We are committed to ensure that both the taste and presentation of our mooncakes need to be of the highest standards. This is why our mooncakes continue to be the ideal choice as gifts for the loved ones, friends and clients or for personal indulgence,” says Limi Chan, senior group director of Chinese cuisine.

Currently available for sale until 23 September, Langham mooncakes are available in two different variations.

Mooncake Quantity in Sets Price
Mini Custard with Egg Yolk Six mini mooncakes HKD368
Deluxe Mini Mooncake Assortment Six mini mooncakes HKD368

For more information and online bookings, visit langhammooncake.com. Guests may also contact the restaurants and hotels directly at the following locations:

  Restaurant                          Address              Contact Details
T’ang Court Level 1, The Langham, Hong Kong
8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
T (852) 2132 7898
F (852) 2132 7680tlhkg.festival@langhamhotels.com
Ming Court Level 6, Cordis, Hong Kong
555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
T (852) 3552 3301
F (852) 3552 3239cdhkg.mingcourt@cordishotels.com
Yat Tung Heen(Wan Chai) Level 2, Great Eagle Centre, 23 Harbour Road,Wan Chai, Hong Kong T (852) 2878 1212
F (852) 2537 7238ythwc@yat-tung-heen.com
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Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts, a truly home-grown Indian Ocean brand, promises ‘Joy of Giving’

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The award-winning Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts Group is an exciting ‘Indian Ocean Resort Brand’ promoted jointly by the Maldivian Resort Development group – EON Resorts & Key Hospitality Entrepreneurs. Featuring four unique resorts, the group is committed to consistently deliver high-quality customer-centric experience, offering best in class approach by capturing the true essence of the brand promise, the Joy of Giving.

The Maldives has always been a sought-after travel destination among visitors, who appreciate, white sandy beaches, remarkable hospitality and endless summer.  According to the Ministry of Tourism – Republic of Maldives, the Maldives saw over 800,000 tourists by end of July this year, a 10.1% increase over last year. Top 5 visitors’ markets include China, UK, Germany, Italy and India.*

“Ever since we opened our first resort, Atmosphere Kanifushi in 2013, we wanted to make a difference in the hospitality sector. We introduced a premium all-inclusive offering, a relatively new concept in the region, but it helped differentiate our brand and has since then grown to redefine luxury tourism in the Maldives”, said Salil Panigrahi, Managing Director of Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts.

“The Maldives has a plethora of high-end luxury brands providing holiday seekers with a wide choice. We wanted to encapsulate what a truly Indian-Ocean brand means, and I believe that with our four properties we did not only deliver our brand promise, but set a trend for others to follow,” he continued.

“The numbers speak for itself, since inception we tripled the number of visitors across our resorts. This is a true testament of our unparalleled offerings to what we call a true Indian-Ocean genuine value for money hospitality,” he further added.

The group has ambitious expansion plans to take its brand promise across other Indian Ocean destinations, such as Sri Lanka, India and Seychelles over the next years aiming to achieve $150 million in annual revenues.

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ATTRACTIVE IRRESISTABLE EID OFFERS FROM BAHI AJMAN PALACE HOTEL

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BAHI Ajman Palace Hotel announces their irresistible Eid Al Adha offers for the entire family starting from AED 129 for Eid Al Adha brunch & Eid International Dinner at AED 149/ ONLY. You can bring your family and friends and indulge in a lavish Eid brunch or Eid International Dinner with an exquisite ambiance at All Day Dining located at the ground floor of the hotel. Children below 6 years dine free & from 6 to 12 years enjoy 50% discount. This offer is includes unlimited soft beverages and is valid from 1:00- 4:00pm FOR BRUNCH & 6:30 -10:30 PM on Aug 21- 23rd,2018… GRAB THIS OFFER BEFORE ITS TOO LATE…

For more information about Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel please

visit http://www.bahiajmanpalace.com

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ATTRACTIVE EID BRUNCH OFFER FROM CORAL DUBAI AL BARSHA

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  • Coral Dubai Al Barsha has announced their irresistible

Eid Brunch offer at Al Nafoora which includes: salads and soups, main courses, desserts, Arabic specialties and unlimited juices and water all for only AED 120 per person. This offer is valid only on August 21st 2018 from 11:30 am- 3:30 pm (Prior booking is required)

For bookings, please call +97144554839 or +97144554850. For more information about Coral Dubai Al Barsha visit hmhhotelgroup.com/coraldubaibarsha

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Indulge in a gastronomicaldelicious spread of cuisine, This Eid Al Adha at Citymax chain of restaurant

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Eid at Claypot, Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai
Indulge in an Indian inspired buffet with mouthwatering delicacies specially created to celebrate Eid Al Adha.
AED 69 per person | Valid on 22nd & 23rd August from 7pm to 12 midnight

For bookings and more info call 0501007065

Eid Week at Maxx Music Bar, Citymax Hotel Al Barsha

Amp’d Tuesday “Eid Special”
We’ve set the stage, all you need to do is bring the talent! Check out our open mic sessions and enjoy select house beverage for AED 21 from 7:00pm – 3:00am
Live Set by DJ Mars spinning upbeat tunes to keep the night going
Every Tuesday from 8:00pm to Midnight

Werk It Wednesday – Glow Edition “Eid Special”
It’s all about the music on Werk It Wednesdays! Our resident band Roxx Empire and DJ Mars are all set to keep you on the dance floor.
Enjoy select malt beverages for AED 21 from 7:00pm – 3:00am. Ladies enjoy 3 free drinks and lads get 1 free drink with every Maxx platter
Every Wednesday from 7:00pm to Midnight

Throwback Thursday’s – 80’s “Eid Special”
If you’re a fan of the 80’s then this night is for you! Our resident band Roxx Empire and DJ Mars are all set with those awesome old school tunes to bring in the weekend.
Get in early for the Maxx Hour with drinks at AED 21 from 7pm-10pm
Every Thursday from 7:00pm to 3:00am

Friday Drunch with Ghost Rockets “Eid Special”
Bottomless drinks at AED 99 | Unlimited Bites at AED 79 & special prices on hops – Need we say more! Local rockers “Ghost Rockets’ take over the stage for an unforgettable night of Rock ‘n’ roll from 10:30pm onwards
Every Friday from 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Social Saturdaze
Get in the last of the Eid weekend with house band legends Roxx Empire and Mr. Barclay on the decks. Tuck into a special Buy1Get1FREE on the Maxx Platter and enjoy select beverages for AED 25 from 7:00pm to 3:00am!
For bookings and more info call 0501007046

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