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SALVATORE FERRAGAMO SHOEMAKER TO THE STARS Ch e c k i n to t h i s exclusive address and experience our three-room suite on board the A380. Designed for t wo guests, it offers a living room, double bedroom and ensuite shower room. It even comes with a personal Butler to attend to your ever y need. The Residence. Now accepting reser vations.




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Royal Jet is an award-winning international luxury flight services provider headquartered in Abu Dhabi, with awardwinning luxury flight services to every corner of the globe.



This hotel oozes Jumeirah’s trademark opulence with 382 rooms and suites loaded with the very latest in lifestyle technology.




The St. Regis Abu Dhabi soars to new heights of splendour and service beyond expectation. Located at the vibrant heart of Abu Dhabi, you are invited to the finest address in the city.



Located in the legendary Rub'Al Khali, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara embraces the epic adventures of this evocative uninterrupted desert landscape.




The new Mulsanne Speed offers a combination of extraordinary luxury and limitless power that only a Bentley can deliver.




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LUXURY ABU DHABI Feel awed by one of the world’s top landmarks – the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - take on the planet’s fastest roller coaster at Ferrari Would Abu Dhabi, zoom to the pace of a speedboat tour of the UAE capital’s coastline, tune to the sound of the wind while sand skiing in our Western Region, and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a stroll through Al Ain's cooling oases. Choose from a myriad of hotels and apartments, from the iconic Emirates Palace, Yas Viceroy and Hya Capital Gate to exciting island and beachfront resorts and desert retreats. Experience ultra-modern breaks in the city centre, family adventures on Yas Island or luxurious havens on Saadiyat Island.


Dine at an 18 degrees incline in the world’s furthest leaning tower, savour a romantic BBQ at Emirates Palace, one of the world’s most opulent hotels, enjoy 360 degrees city views from revolving restaurants or taste the masterful cuisine of Michelin-starred chefs! Abu Dhabi is an eventful capital with an actionpacked calendar, including a Grand Prix, the World Cup of Sailing, a PGA golf championship, international art, music, sport, gourmet, heritage and cultural festivals, high profile business conferences and vibrant trade fairs.



From Abu Dhabi city's famous Corniche to the Oasis City of Al Ain and the massive dunes of the western region's Empty Quarter desert in Al Gharbia, culture, history and adventure are encapsulated in the emirate. Experience the architectural prowess of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a stroll through Al Ain's cooling oasis, learn about the ancient sport of falconry, experience an adrenaline rush on the world’s fastest roller coaster, or marvel at the history of an emirate doed with ancient forts and historic sites – several of which have been listed as official UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

And whether you’re marvelling at the alwayschanging views of Abu Dhabi while experiencing the emirate by land, air or sea, or experiencing the genuine feel of authentic Arabia while relaxing under the stars on a desert safari, playing golf on one of our championship-standard courses, or spending a fun day – and money – in one of our luxurious malls, you’ll discover that Abu Dhabi is a genuine leisure haven that will convince you to return again and again. Plan your trip at LUXURY REDEFINED


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Royal Jet is an award-winning international luxury flight services provider headquartered in Abu Dhabi, and ideally based in the cultural hub, heart, and capital of the United Arab Emirates. They provide clients with award-winning luxury flight services to every corner of the globe.


Luxury VIP Aircra Charter Medical Evacuation Services (Medevac) Charter Brokerage Fixed Base Operation (FBO)/VIP Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport - Aircra Management and Acquisition Consultancy

Every aircra in the fleet has been handpicked to suit a variety of bespoke needs. With six Boeing Business Jets (BBJs), it is the world's largest independent BBJ operator. The fleet also includes two mid-range Global 5000 to ensure that every travel requirement is impeccably catered for.

Service What do you want from a private flight? A certain brand of tea, served at the perfect moment? A private meeting room, with a dining table set for lunch? To lie back and enjoy a favourite film, along with a selection of canapés presented by your personal chef?

The Royal Jet core services include :

Whatever it is, Royal Jet make it happen. It is a fully tailored service, designed specifically around your

AL JET needs. Your flight is precisely that: your own. We can dispatch your chosen aircra in as lile as three to four hours. As you board your chosen aircra, you will notice that everything has been arranged according to your exact requirements. And as you sele in, you will see that even the finest details have been considered. The cuisine ranks alongside the world’s finest restaurants, and reflects your individual preferences. Royal Jet can even provide a personal chef. If you asked for particular flowers, you will find fresh stems in the vases. If you requested certain music, it will be playing soly as you board. Perhaps this is a special occasion – a romantic dinner, a birthday

celebration or anniversary? Whatever the event, the Royal Jet team will create the perfect environment and atmosphere.

All the time, you can be assured that their pilots and crew are taking care of your safety, security, confidentiality and privacy. It is their pleasure to create your perfect flight. LUXURY REDEFINED


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If you were to define the epitome of contemporary architecture it would come prey close to Etihad Towers, a mixed-use development of five skyscrapers that collectively create a breathtaking addition to Abu Dhabi’s skyline. One of the skyscrapers is home of Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, the first Abu Dhabi property from the brand behind Dubai’s Burj al Arab. The hotel is a 280-metre, 66-floor building that forms one of five towers of the complex. Guests arrive via a spectacular landscaped ramp leading to a porte cochere, featuring a large illuminated ceiling feature. The grand lobby is gigantic with a vast frameless glass curtain wall providing unrestricted views to the Arabian Gulf. The hotel oozes Jumeirah’s trademark opulence with 382 rooms and suites loaded with the very latest in lifestyle technology.

Dining Dining promises to be an exciting experience in cosmopolitan surroundings. An unparalleled choice of seings – from poolside to the highest vantage point overlooking the Gulf – combines a beautiful atmosphere with restaurants offering fresh, diverse and delicious cuisines. So whether you desire a light snack by the pool, or a formal dinner at an internationally acclaimed restaurant, or sumptuous modern cuisine you’ll be spoilt for choice. At Etihad Towers there are 12 exquisite restaurants, bars and lounges offering food from around the world, including French, Japanese and contemporary Lebanese. What more is there to say but bon appétit! LUXURY REDEFINED




Here you can immerse yourself in the exciting world of haute couture, discover the finest jewelry and watch selection, and indulge yourself at a world-famous gourmet food store. Whether you are looking for sparkling evening wear, a new suit and shoes, or you just fancy an exciting new addition to your wardrobe, there is ready-to-wear fashion, accessories and fragrances at every step and turn. It will keep your appetite for fashion, jewelry and watches well and truly satisfied.

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And talking of appetites, eating is always a pleasurable experience at Etihad Towers. On Level 1 of the Podium you will find, one the world’s most luxurious food companies to supply your day-today food requirements. This large gourmet grocery store provides everything you need on a daily basis– from milk, eggs, bread and cereal through to tantalizing gourmet food, the finest teas and coffee, and much more. You are welcome at Etihad Towers to indulge yourself and experience the joy of living, shopping, and eating.

HIGH Living

Situated in Abu Dhabi’s exclusive district of Ras Al Akhdar, your apartment is set in beautifully landscaped gardens and a moment from golden sandy beaches, the Corniche, and the City’s largest shopping mall. Offering a selection of 885 contemporary and affordable residences including penthouses and apartments (1-5 bedrooms), each residential tower provides a dedicated gym, sauna and decked pool area.

Once you step into your apartment you will be immersed in a tranquil, secure environment, fully equipped with the highest standard of fixtures and fiings implemented by master-crasmen. Start living at Etihad Towers, along the glorious waterfront of Abu Dhabi that is an Arabian paradise.

The three residential towers are part of a signature development that will leave you wanting for nothing: stylish bars, cafés and restaurants, two levels of desirable boutique shops, health club and spa, concierge service and more. LUXURY REDEFINED

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Ballon Bleu De Cartier 36 mm, 18K white gold, diamonds £114,000 Floating like a balloon and as blue as the cabochon safely nestled in its side, the Ballon Bleu watch by Cartier adds a dash of elegance to male and female wrists alike. Roman numerals are guided on their path by a deep blue winding mechanism. The convex curves of the case, guilloché dial, swordshaped hands, and polished or satin-finish links of the bracelet ensure that the Ballon Bleu watch by Cartier floats within the world of Cartier watchmaking. Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch, 36.6 mm, mechanical self-winding movement. Case in rhodium-finish 18K white gold set with 135 brilliant-cut diamonds totalling 1.32 carats and fluted crown set with a sapphire cabochon. Dial in rhodium-finish 18K white gold set with 466 brilliant-cut diamonds totalling 1.62 carats. Sword-shaped hands in blued steel. Sapphire crystal. Bracelet in rhodium-finish 18K white gold set with 1092 brilliant-cut diamonds totalling 6.99 carats, wrist size 175 mm. 12.1 mm thick. Water-resistant to 30 metres/100 feet. ballon-bleu-de-cartier/hpi00581-ballon-bleu-decartier-watch.html LUXURY REDEFINED

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>> La Parole La Parole means “The Word” in French, and in La Parole Restaurant, this name tells you the beautiful story behind it. La Parole is owned by Confiserie Benji Limited, known as a successful Social Enterprise and was titled by the Government of the HKSAR at the Social Summit in December 2007. Every dollar you spend in La Parole, aer deducting necessary expenses, will be contributed to Benji’s Centre.

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Luxury News


Blackstone Group to sell luxury hotel portfolio to Chinese group

Blackstone Group LP is selling a portfolio of U.S. luxury hotels to the Chinese owner of New York’s Waldorf Astoria, just months aer buying it for $4 billion. China’s Anbang Insurance Group Co. is near a deal to buy Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc. from a Blackstone-managed real-estate fund, according to people familiar with the situation. The price Anbang is paying couldn’t be determined, but Blackstone BX, +0.55% is expected to turn a profit aer taking the company private in December. Blackstone has built itself into the world’s largest real-estate private-equity fund manager by assets, and typically holds such assets for years. Anbang is among China’s most ambitious overseas acquirers, snatching up insurance companies and property assets across the U.S. and Europe. Anbang’s agreement to acquire Chicago-based Strategic Hotels will give it a substantial presence in luxury hotels across the U.S. Strategic Hotels’ prime assets include luxury properties such as the Essex House overlooking Manhaan’s Central Park and the Hotel del Coronado near San Diego. It owns a number of Four Seasons properties, including hotels in Washington, D.C., and Austin, Texas, and a resort in Jackson Hole, Wyo. More Hotel and Resort Travel News at www.hotelandresor

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Sanctuary Olonana Sanctuary Olonana is an award-winning tented safari camp on a private stretch of the Mara River in the heart of Kenya’s most famous game reserve, the Masai Mara. This small and exclusive camp, the first of Sanctuary's luxury safari properties, was built along sustainable lines which, along with our innovative wetlands and tree-planting projects, have earned Sanctuary Olonana a Gold Award from Ecotourism Kenya. Game drives, cultural visits, bush dinners, sundowners, scenic flights and balloon rides, Olonana makes for a wonderful African safari. More Africa Luxury Safaris news at

Introducing The Chopard L.U.C. Perpetual Chrono

Some 30km from the main island of Mahé, Ile du Nord, or North Island, enjoys private isolation within the Inner Island group of the Seychelles. Luminous white beaches cosset a tropical interior of coconut palms and takamaka trees cradled between three granite outcrops, 110m to 180m in height, whose polished grey ramparts rise from the white sands and filigree reefs of the azure ocean. North Island is a sanctuary where natural habitats, long neglected, have been rehabilitated so that endangered Seychelles fauna and flora could be

Chopard is a company that began as a watchmaker, became famous as a jeweler, and then, in 1996, became famous again as a watchmaker. The company was founded in 1860; the Happy Diamonds designs debuted in 1976; and in 1996, Chopard surprised fine watchmaking enthusiasts with the introduction of its first L.U.C. movement, the caliber 1.96, from a design by none other than Michel Parmigiani. Like many enthusiasts I was first introduced to L.U.C. (the initials are those of Chopard's founder, Louis-Ulysse and Chopard) Walt to Odets' reintroduced given by a place grow and Timezone from 2002, which thrive. Onarticle this floating paradise, 11 praised guest villas the "perhaps the finestreaped havemovement been builtas from local materials automatic movement being made in from the rehabilitation process, where Switzerland today." In the years since luxury and simplicity mingle to form a then the L.U.C. family of watches has signature architectural style we call gradually expanded, and the complexity of ‘barefoot luxury’. the L.U.C. offerings has increased. This year marks an important milestone for Chopard: North Islandofisits a place that unashamedly the release very first, all in-house, aims at providing the very best in privacy, location, perpetual calendar chronograph, the L.U.C. accommodation, services, facilities Perpetual Chrono, a 20-piece limitedand edition. experience, yet has restored its environment to a place of verdant plenty – a Noah’s Ark afloat in warm tropical waters in colours of blue and LUXURY REDEFINED

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AFRICA & INDIAN OCEAN GALA CEREMONY 2016 9th April 2016 Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est, Zanzibar, Tanzania wtravelawards


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The St. Regis Abu Dhabi soars to new heights of splendour and service beyond expectation. Located at the vibrant heart of Abu Dhabi, you are invited to the finest address in the city.

The signature St. Regis Butler Service is complimentary for every room in the hotel. Remède Spa in Abu Dhabi creates a sanctuary for guests and an experience which borders on mystical.

Each of the hotel’s 283 rooms revels in a magnificent view of the alluring Abu Dhabi Corniche. The Abu Dhabi Suite, high on the skybridge between the two Nation Towers has an astonishing 360◦ view.

Nestled on a T-shaped island in the Persian Gulf, Abu Dhabi, which means “father of deer,” is the capital and largest city in the United Arab Emirates. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi is situated in the middle of it all, near major business districts and shopping, as well as the newly inaugurated Louvre and Guggenheim museums.



DINING REDEFINED St. Regis Abu Dhabi offers a world of dining and entertainment. At any time of the day, guests and visitors can experience a splendidly balanced mix of intriguing yet sophisticated tastes, flavours and sensations in superlative restaurants and bars.

UNFORGETTABLE MEETINGS & EVENTS Gatherings in Abu Dhabi held at the city’s The St. Regis Abu Dhabi are certain to be memorable, whether business events, state affairs, milestone celebrations or elegant family affairs.

The Terrace On The Corniche • Villa Toscana St. Regis Bar • Azura Panoramic Lounge Crystal Lounge • Tea Lounge Cabana Beach Bar & Grill LUXURY REDEFINED

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American Express World Luxury Expo, Riyadh 30 MARCH – 1 APRIL 2016 Showcasing a selection of the World’s Leading Luxury Brands ACCESS BY INVITATION ONLY The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh in Ballrooms A & B From 16:00 – 23:00 daily




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LUXURY ABU DHABI The Troon-managed Saadiyat Beach Golf Club harnesses the stunning natural beauty of Saadiyat to create an unparalleled experience, made all the more rewarding with spectacular views of the Gulf's gliering blue waters fringed by pristine white sands.

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The Gary Player Design Championship Course provides one of the most challenging and rewarding in the golfing world to date. The course itself has been designed to entice golfing

enthusiasts from around the world with some of the most spectacular golf hole designs. The course design has been set up to cater for all types of players starting at 5290 yards, to the most challenging environment for the world’s leading tour players at 7806 yards. As the Arabian Gulf's first beachfront course, it provides a breathtaking variety of golf experiences with every hole having its own unique


character. The course has been designed with sensitivity to the surrounding natural environment and in compliance with strict environmental guidelines.

Ten minutes from the city centre and just twenty minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is perfectly located for domestic and international guests.

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club has been designed to accommodate all golfers and oers each golfer a 'Member for a Day' experience with the optimum level of genuine customer service, from personalised lockers and bag tags to those personal touches from international sta. LUXURY REDEFINED

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The Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Astromystérieux Looks Like Magic


The Dynamics of Cartier’s Fine Watchmaking, one of the French label’s new collections of timepieces, includes a number of ravishing watches, called Astromystérieux, Skeleton, Crash, Rotonde Earth and Moon, each of them more impressive than the other.The Dynamics of Cartier’s Fine Watchmaking, one of the French label’s new collections of timepieces, includes a number of ravishing watches, called Astromystérieux, Skeleton, Crash, Rotonde Earth and Moon, each of them more impressive than the other.


Sanctuary Makanyane

Luxurious accommodation, exceptional cuisine, welcoming service and thrilling game viewing combine to create an unforgeable luxury safari experience at the malaria free Sanctuary Makanyane Luxury Safari Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa.

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Unveiled at Portland's annual One Motorcycle Show is this custom Ducati Diavel, created by area Ducati dealership MotoCorsa and the metal worker Jeff Johnson ofIlleagle Designs. The machine's futuristic aesthetic was accomplished by replacing the plastic components with aluminum sheet fabrication, embellished with a tessellated outer surface on the fuel tank, tail section, headlight casing and front cowl, as well as the gill-shaped air intake. Additional revisions include full LED lights, rear set foot pegs, carbonencased Termignoni exhaust system and a Brembo RCS mod. While MotoCorsa says the bike still needs to be painted, it looks more than presentable in its raw state.

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250-room luxury W Hotel eyed for Gulch site

A 16-story, mixed-use project that's expected to include a pair of towers for a luxury lifestyle hotel and residential units is on the drawing board for the 1.29-acre former Griffin Plaza site in the Gulch.Nashville-based Corner Partnership LLC and Magellan Development Group of Chicago are behind the mixed-use project, which will take up the entire block on 12th Avenue South from Laurel Street to Pine Street. On Tuesday the Metro Development and Housing Agency's design review commiee will consider conceptual plans that show a 250-key hotel tower and a residential tower with roughly 200 units. More at Hotel and Resort Travel News www.hotelandresor

Space holiday will cost just £7k by 2030


Veteran astronaut Donald Thomas said demand for galactic tourism will drive prices down. And he reckons it will be normal for holiday-makers to visit the International Space Station by 2030.He said: “I expect that in the next couple of years Virgin Galactic will begin their sub-orbital space excursions.”Dr Thomas said prices are around £155,000 for these planned trips.But he added: “I would anticipate that within a decade or two prices will drop to the $10,000 (£6,900) to $20,000 (£13,900) range.”Dr Thomas spent 44 days in space in the 1990s and is an ambassador Some 30km from the main island of Mahé, Ile du for Nasa’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Nord, or North Island, enjoys private isolation within the Inner Island group of the Seychelles. Luminous white beaches cosset a tropical interior of coconut palms and takamaka trees cradled between three granite to 180m This oneoutcrops, of a kind 110m exquisite home in nestled on a private drive is height, whose grey of tucked into thepolished main epicenter ramparts rise from the white Naperville, a Chicago suburb. sands and filigree ofplaces the Naperville is ratedreefs top 50 azure ocean. to raise a family and #1 schools in


the country. Hop right on the North Island is a sanctuary Metra and arrive into the windy city in 30 minutes.This custom

where natural habitats, long neglected, have been rehabilitated so that endangered Seychelles home boast some of the top finishing details on fauna and flora could be reintroduced and3given the market. With 5 bedrooms 7 full baths half a place grow and thrive. Onto this floating paradise, baths to everyone has a place stay and feel 11 guest villas have been built from local materials welcome. Custom finishes throughout, one of a reaped from the rehabilitation process, where kind flooring, lighting and plumbing fixtures alone luxury and simplicity mingle to form a signature resemble fine jewelry, 9 over sized radiant heat architectural style call ‘barefoot luxury’ . garages for the carwe connoisseur to make your mouth water. North Island is a place that unashamedly aims at providing the very best in privacy, location,


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LUXURY ABU DHABI Experience unparalleled luxury and comfort amid the mystic desert charm of Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter. Ride on a camel over sun soaked dunes as this foreboding landscape unwinds eternally in front of you. Soak in the freeform swimming pool while desert wildlife grazes in the shade below. Be inspired by glorious Arabian décor that channels one of the world’s most ancient and revered cultures. Located in the legendary Rub'Al Khali, the largest uninterrupted sand desert in the world, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara embraces the epic adventures of this evocative landscape by providing a luxury oasis for discerning travellers.

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Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara brings the quintessential Abu Dhabi luxury resort experience with leisure facilities to please the most demanding of tastes. A sanctuary of wellbeing that draws on an array of ancient

cultures at Anantara Spa. A choice of four dining venues that offer the greatest Middle Eastern cuisine and fine gastronomic experiences from across the globe. Tailor-make your ultimate luxury holiday from our range of other facilities including fitness centre, tennis court, swimming pool, kids club, business centre and library. Elegantly designed rooms with picturesque desert views at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara provide the perfect luxury retreat to spend your Abu Dhabi holiday. Our luxury Abu Dhabi accommodation features earthy hues combined with lush Middle East fabrics adorning every room, with jewel-embedded silver and bronze chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. Each room offers the finest among Abu Dhabi accommodation and comes with either a balcony or terrace from which to enjoy awe-inspiring desert views.


ROYAL PAVILION VILLAS BY QASR AL SARAB Set against the dramatic landscape of The Empty Quarter – the world’s largest stretch of uninterrupted sand desert, the exclusive collection of Royal Pavilion Villas, is the epitome of luxury, offering stays of understated sophistication and Arabian elegance. Guests seeking a truly bespoke getaway and seclusion will create lasting memories at this unique Arabian retreat.

Decadent Arabian décor, rich fabrics and local artefacts have a sense of place in this secluded fortress palace and play homage to one of the world’s ancient cultures, where luxury blends with landscape.

With a landscape, best described as mystical and from story books, explore the wonder of the majestic desert dunes by camel, experience the adrenalin rush of dune bashing by 4x4 or awaken early morning for a sunrise desert walk and learn how to make the valley beneath come alive with the sounds of the dunes singing.

The Royal Pavilion Villas is the epitome of luxury in Abu Dhabi. Personalized resort excursions complement dining experiences created to delight the most adventurous palates and discerning tastes. While the Anantara Spa provides a sanctuary for relaxation and revitalization, that embodies ancient spa rituals.

Take time to truly relax. Soak in a sublime rose scented bath to your favourite melodies or float in your private pool admiring the views. The choice is yours.


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LUXURY ABU DHABI Dining at Royal Pavilion Villas Each overnight stay includes culinary presentations for breakfast, lunch and dinner including so beverages. On arrival, guests are encouraged to meet with the Chef to discuss their dining preferences, hear details about the ‘market list’ items fresh for the day and have a tailor-made culinary journey created exclusively for them. From the freshest Canadian lobster and Japanese Wagyu beef to simple club sandwiches and Arabian mezzeh, whatever your culinary desires may be, they can be created by a team of highly skilled chefs.

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Luxury Abu Dhabi holiday leisure experiences Experiences have been designed to showcase Emirati heritage together with today’s modern Arab lifestyle, whether it be traversing the majestic dunes by 4x4 or atop a camel, or

discovering the ancient hunting techniques at the Falcon and Saluki show or enjoying the thrill and speed of desert land sailing. You will receive two complimentary activities per person per night stay, from a long list, as well as complimentary access to the tennis and basketball courts across the entire stay, as well as a dedicated private gym within the all-villa resort. Feeling energetic? You will delight in a 24 hour Workout Room within the main Pavilion featuring the latest in cardio vascular and resistance equipment or choose to take things down a notch with a dawn or dusk yoga class or meditation on the lawn. A purpose-built Spa in the main Pavilion offers you a variety of treatments suitable for both individuals and couples. The Spa features a private relaxation terrace with lush gardens evoking the ultimate in serenity and calm.

The Spa Escape to a place of simple pleasures, where Arabic design elements blend seamlessly with the outdoors and abundant natural light. The Spa at the Royal Pavilion Villas by Qasr Al Sarab has been developed with couples in mind. The private sanctuary, located in the main pavilion, offers an intimate retreat to indulge in spa journeys tailored to your individual mood, performed by the intuitive hands of our therapists. Aerwards, relax and allow your mind to wander in its dreamlike state on the exclusive, secluded outdoor terrace.

Treating your skin’s specific needs, The Spa uses the leading British skincare brand Elemis and Arabian inspired Shiffa products, as well as the signature Anantara Spa range. Each guest of the Royal Pavilion Villas by Qasr Al Sarab is entitled to two desert activities per night. For those guests who are seeking the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation, we are delighted to exchange the two desert activities for one 30 minute head, neck and shoulder massage per person per night. hp://

Choose from a massage menu that celebrates Arabia’s ancient therapeutic wisdom combined with the timeless wellness techniques of Asia and beyond. LUXURY REDEFINED

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An Inflight Cheff.. That’s Flying Reimagined.

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO SHOEMAKER TO THE STARS Our First Class Inflight Chefs are restaurant trained. They create sevenn course menus with produce that’s market fresh. Better still, an Inflight Chef is actually on board, so they can respond to each and ever y one of your requests. It’s the perfe ect recipe fo or dining on board.

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THE WORLD’S FASTEST ULTRAUnique Sports Styling The new, wide front grille houses dark tint matrix brightware, a theme carried through to the Bentley ‘B’ wing vents and even the new dark tint lamps. Drilled alloy sports foot pedals and a knurled sports gear lever bring Bentley’s racing heritage to mind, as you sit in its newly designed diamond quilted seats. Phenomenal Performance Ultimately, the Mulsanne Speed is all about performance. A re-engineered 6¾ litre twinturbocharged V8 engine propels it to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds (100 km/h in 4.9 seconds) and a phenomenal top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h), the gear changes almost imperceptible, thanks to its 8speed automatic transmission. A Car for the Driver - and the Driven The new Mulsanne Speed is much more than just a powerhouse. It is a car for those who prefer to take the wheel themselves; those who insist on being in control. The word ‘Speed’ is engraved on the treadplates, greeting you on entry with an indication of the performance to come. The Darker Side of Luxury Brightware is the name Bentley gives to the polished chrome exterior details that adorn most of the company’s cars. But on the new Mulsanne Speed, bright gives way to darkness, the polished dark tint details lending this Mulsanne a decidedly meaner appearance. The new Speed wing vents and the matrix grille that sits behind the new vertical vanes are recipients of this finish, as are the headlamps and the Bentley ‘B’ rear lamps – the laer being, for many fellow road users, their most enduring memory of the new Mulsanne Speed. Inimitable Interior Design As the Mulsanne’s most sport-focused interpretation, the cabin of the new Mulsanne Speed is unmistakable. The hand-stitched leather hides

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feature a unique Speed colour split, which can be commissioned in numerous combinations. Diamond quilting can be seen across every seat and each of the four interior door panels, while the four headrests feature hand-embroidered Bentley emblems – which, again, can be commissioned in the colour of your choice. Details Inspired by the Track Wherever you look in the new Mulsanne Speed, you’ll see fine details that evoke Bentley’s long history of success on the track. Drilled alloy sports foot pedals and a knurled sports gear lever lend a dynamic edge to the opulence of the car’s handcraed interior, while thoughtful touches abound, such as knurled chrome surfaces to prevent fingers from slipping on the organ stop air vents and a coined finish on the insides of the door handles. They may be hidden from view, but to the crasmen and women at the Bentley factory, every detail maers, however small. Advanced Vision New all-LED headlamps, repositioned for a sleek, contemporary look, feature a wealth of assistive technology. Built-in light sensors and GPS integration enable them to automatically select from four different light modes, optimised for driving in town, in the country, on the motorway or in situations where you simply need maximum illumination. Safe Haven The new Mulsanne Speed, like the other cars in the range, features new curtain airbags concealed in the roof, for added passenger safety in the event of a collision.




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DIGITAL DISTRACTIONS Traditional crasmanship meets digital technology in the new Bentley Theatre Rear Seat Entertainment system exclusive to Mulsanne. At the touch of a buon, twin 10.4” touch screen tablets can be deployed electrically from within the backs of the front seats, providing access to many of the car’s systems for rear seat passengers, including journey and vehicle data, games, locally-stored digital music and disks in the DVD changer. Thanks to the in-car WiFi, streaming of cloud-based media, video calling, internet radio and office functions are also available. If you wish, the tablets can easily be removed from the car and function independently. ALL NEW NERVE CENTRE The front seat infotainment system features a new 8” touch screen display and a faster, more intuitive user interface. Complemented by the new My Bentley and Smart Remote mobile apps, it is compatible with Android Auto, Apple Car Play and Mirrorlink.

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THE AUDIOPHILE EXPERIENCE Combined with acoustic glazing and soundproofing, the Mulsanne Speed’s sound system delivers an incredible audio experience. The most discerning audiophiles, however, will opt for the incredible sound of Naim™ for Bentley. Among the finest in-car audio systems in the world, it features 20 custommade speakers, a 2,200-Wa amplifier and eight DSP modes, for crystal clear music reproduction, throughout the car. mulsanne/mulsanne-speed.html LUXURY REDEFINED

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Some 30km from the main island of Mahé, Ile du Nord, or North Island, enjoys private isolation within the Inner Island group of the Seychelles. Luminous white beaches cosset a tropical interior of coconut palms and takamaka trees cradled between three granite outcrops, 110m to 180m in height, whose polished grey ramparts rise from the white sands and filigree reefs of the azure ocean.

North Island is a place that unashamedly aims at providing the very best in privacy, location, accommodation, services, facilities and experience, yet has restored its environment to a place of verdant plenty – a Noah’s Ark afloat in warm tropical waters in colours of blue and aquamarine. The true essence of North Island is a rare encounter that is in harmony with the environment – one that touches and inspires the lives of all who walk her beaches, dive her waters and contemplate her beauty.

North Island is a sanctuary where natural habitats, long neglected, have been rehabilitated so that endangered Seychelles fauna and flora could be reintroduced and given a place to grow and thrive. On this floating paradise, 11 guest villas have been For the latest news on luxury worldwide built from local materials reaped from the rehabilitation process, where luxury and simplicity mingle to form a signature architectural style we call ‘barefoot luxury’.

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World Luxury Daily Issue 12