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NEWS | STORIES | OPINION | FEATURES | EVENTS

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EMIRATES PALACE OVERVIEW

Beyond 5-star luxury, Emirates Palace is a magical place to enjoy the riches of the Arabian Gulf.

EMIRATES PALACE SPA

Drawing inspiration from Abu Dhabi’s rich cultural traditions and the beauty of the Arabian Sea, Emirates Palace proudly introduces its newly renovated spa.

DINING AT EMIRATES PALACE

Discover a world of fine cuisine among the many restaurants of Emirates Palace.

ABU DHABI EVENTS CALENDAR

A wealth of events and aractions await you throughout this year in Abu Dhabi.

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ABU DHABI OVERVIEW 3-BEDROOM SUITE AT EMIRATES PALACE SPECIAL FACILITIES AT EMIRATES PALACE

MARY GOSTELOW ON VISITING EMIRATES PALACE 112 YAS LINKS GOLF COURSE 142 SAADIYAT ISLAND 66

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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.

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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.


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CAPTIVATING CULTURE, BREATH-TAKING LUXURY, EXHILARATING ADVENTURE AND THE WARMTH OF ARABIAN HOSPITALITY AWAIT YOU IN ABU DHABI.

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 www.visitabudhabi.ae

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PALACE A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE IN ABU DHABI Unprecedented luxury in the heart of Abu Dhabi, the Capital of the United Arab Emirates, is what Emirates Palace is all about. From our private beach, which stretches across 1.3km, to our very own marina overlooking a private natural bay, our hotel is the ultimate destination for guests. There are also two glorious swimming pools – one designed for adventure and one for relaxing – which you can enjoy in the privacy of the surrounding 85 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens.

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Emirates Palace is the essence of palatial yet traditional Arabic architecture. A site to behold, the Palace is truly one of the most inspiring hotels in Abu Dhabi with 114 breath-taking 18meter-high domes, ornate hotel rooms and luxury suites decorated in gold and marble. Each of our 302 luxury rooms and 92 suites also offer the latest technology, along with service from a private butler catering to your every need, 24 hours a day.


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EMIRATES PALACE OFFERS YOU A MAGICAL PLACE TO ENJOY THE RICHES OF THE ARABIAN GULF. GOING BEYOND 5-STAR LUXURY, WE ENSURE YOU ARE TREATED TO AN EXPERIENCE THAT IS TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS. FROM OUR LUXURIOUS ROOMS AND SUITES, TO OUR AWARD-WINNING CULINARY CUISINE, EMIRATES PALACE PROVIDES AN UNRIVALLED PERSONAL EXPERIENCE THE MINUTE YOU DRIVE THROUGH THE GATES.

Royal Khaleej Suite As with every guest in an Emirates Palace suite, you are our VIP, and the Royal Khaleej Suite will remind you of this every day. A passion for detail in architecture and design not only provides the foundation of the Emirates Palace but is the basis for every experience created and memory made here. Adornments of gold, delicate silks and Swarovski crystal chandeliers feature throughout the 4 Royal Khaleej Suites, giving you a truly presidential experience. Rest and relax surrounded by the very best of fine service, décor, and vistas to be found in an Emirates Palace Suite.

Overlooking an unobstructed view of the palm tree-lined sandy beach and the expansive Arabian Gulf, the contemporary Royal Khaleej Suites contain a beautifully-dressed king size bed and a fully-appointed bathroom with an accompanying Jacuzzi. The 275 m² (2,960 ²) room has a maximum occupancy of 2 adults and 2 children and an optional extra bed can be installed, should you require Indulge yourself with a stay in pure luxury, comfort and incredible style at the Emirates Palace, get the VIP treatment.

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LUXURY HOTELS Emirates Palace Dining Dine on divine cuisine at any one of our 14 Emirates Palace restaurants, cafes, lounges and bars. From Italian food to local flavours there is a wide array of tastes on offer. For centuries, Arabic culture has demonstrated a gi for personalised and generous hospitality. We continue to carry that tradition throughout our restaurants to create a dining experience beyond compare. As the pinnacle of restaurants in Abu Dhabi, be prepared for a daily delectable feast.

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Ignite the senses with full flavours from Italy at Mezzaluna, unique tastes of the Emirates at Mezlai and tantalising seafood at Sayad, where you can relish the day’s fresh catch. Delight in alfresco dining at Mezlai, Sayad, Mezzaluna, BBQ Al Qasr and Diwan L’Auberge, which you can enjoy during the cooler months of the year. Our other restaurants include Le Vendome, Hakkasan, Cascades and Las Brisas. The five bars including the Caviar Bar, Etoiles, Le Café, Breeze Lounge and Havana Club also provide impeccable cuisine and beverages that are both relaxed and vibrant.


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Emirates Palace Spa Emirates Palace Spa Abu Dhabi will instantly transport you to another realm when you arrive for your treatment. Here you will experience exquisite relaxation thanks to purely indulgent packages that aim to ignite a sense of balance and serenity. The spa draws inspiration from Abu Dhabi’s rich cultural traditions and the natural beauty of Emirates Palace, ensuring this is the most peaceful yet invigorating location to pamper yourself in the city. With the help of expert therapists each treatment is carried out with the utmost care and knowledge, while keeping your personal needs in mind. Whether you book with us for a traditional Hammam ritual, a customized facial, or a relaxing massage, we guarantee you will leave feeling refreshed and revitalised.

Partnering with famous brands such as Amra, Forlle’d, Bastien Gonzales and Gentlemen’s Tonic, step into the new Emirates Palace Spa to experience luxury and relaxation like never before, with world class products and purely indulgent packages aimed to ignite a sense of balance and serenity. Choose from a selection of exclusive soulful escapes, where pearls, gold and minerals are a real and glamorous pampering to your skin. Sit back, relax, escape the limits of time and get pampered with therapies and treatments designed to deliver radiance, relaxation and overall wellbeing. Start your journey to renew your mind, body and soul today. www.emiratespalace.ae

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MARHARBA WELCOME TO EMIRATES PALACE As Abu Dhabi’s iconic landmark, Emirates Palace embraces the rich culture and colourful traditions of this region. Through luxurious amenities and personalized service, we invite you to experience the warmth and generosity of Arabian hospitality at the premier address in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Drawing inspiration from Abu Dhabi’s rich cultural traditions and the natural beauty of the Arabian Sea, Emirates Palace is proud to introduce its new spa. Featuring an exotic blend of Moroccaninspired interiors, domes and graceful archways interlaced with delicate furnishings and spa fiings, enjoy everything from a manicure to a Moroccan Hammam treatment, as well as barber services for gentlemen.

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Popular treatments are combined with new products and spa practices to introduce a menu of bespoke experiences unparalleled in the bustling capital of the UAE. Partnering with famous brands such as Amra, Forlle’d, Bastien Gonzales and Gentlemen’s Tonic, step into the new Emirates Palace Spa to experience luxury and relaxation like never before, with world class products and purely indulgent packages aimed to ignite a sense of balance and serenity. Choose from a selection of exclusive soulful escapes, where pearls, gold and minerals are a real and glamorous pampering to your skin. Embark on a journey where mystical enchantment is created, self-reflection is embraced and remarkable encounters are the key to creating a haven for all time travellers. www.kempinski.com/en/abudhabi/emiratespalace/welcome/


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DRAWING INSPIRATION FROM ABU DHABI’S RICH CULTURAL TRADITIONS AND THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF THE ARABIAN SEA, EMIRATES PALACE IS PROUD TO INTRODUCE ITS NEW SPA.

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LUXURY SUITES

3 BEDROOM PALACE SUITE AT EMIRATES PALACE

A presidential level of luxury awaits you in the Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi 3 bedroom suite. Sixteen majestic suites represent the ultimate in living. Here, you will enjoy a spacious Majlis living area, three regal bedrooms, extensive private terrace and an elegant dining room, with full pantry facilities.

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The 3 bedroom Suite is elegantly divided into the Coral Palace Suite (110 m²), the Pearl Palace Suite (140 m²) and the Diamond Palace Suite (220 m²). Taken together, the 3 bedroom suite is 680 m² (7,319 ²) of opulence, excellence and tranquillity. This luxurious space incorporates features such as a safe for your valuable belongings, a working desk for business time, and a state-of-the-art entertainment centre. The rooms are separate, but you may opt for connecting doors if you wish.


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The magniďŹ cent view of the golden sands of the beach and clear turquoise sea accentuate the splendour of our Abu Dhabi 3 bedroom Suite. King size beds provide a restful end to days spent lounging by the pool and enjoying the sights and sounds of the UAE capital.

The Suite features a fully appointed palatial bathroom with your private Jacuzzi, oering you yet another relaxing and luxurious aspect of this Emirates Palace suite.

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Room features & Amenities Laptop-size safe Balcony Flat-screen TV Working Desk Lounge area Separate living room and bedroom Entertainment center 24 Hour Butler Baby cot allowed Some rooms with connecting doors Dining room Free high-speed Internet Daily newspaper service Choice of pillows In-room iPad

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View: Sea Decor: Contemporary Beds: King Extra Bed: Two extra beds allowed Smoking Room Possible: Yes Bathroom: Shower, Bidet, Jacuzzi, Oversized bathtub Maximum Occupancy: 8 adults Size: 680 m² (7319 ²) www.kempinski.com/en/abudhabi /emirates-palace/rooms-andsuites/suites/palace-suite/


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EMIRATES P Drawing inspiration from Abu Dhabi’s rich cultural traditions and the natural beauty of the Arabian Sea, Emirates Palace is proud to introduce its newly renovated spa

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PALACE SPA Bringing a new meaning to luxury spa services in this bustling city, indulge your senses at the Emirates Palace Spa, where the essence of Moroccan charm infused with traditional ancient therapies has created the perfect sanctuary for bespoke treatments.

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The Emirates Palace Spa features an exotic blend of Moroccan-inspired interiors, domes and graceful archways interlaced with delicate furnishings and spa fiings. Seven treatment rooms are comprised of three double spa suites complete with bathtub, steam shower and grooming area, two double spa rooms with aached shower and grooming area, and the newly appointed Bastien Gonzales Salon and Gentlemen’s Tonic Salon.

A traditional Moroccan Hammam forms the heart of the spa that includes two Jacuzzis, two steam rooms, heated marble, ice cave and two private changing rooms. Hammam guests can also take advantage of an exclusive relaxation room. Popular treatments from the old menu are combined with new indulgences to introduce a menu of bespoke experiences unparalleled in Abu Dhabi. Partnering with famous brands such as


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Amra, Forlle’d, Bastien Gonzales and Gentlemen’s Tonic, step into the new Emirates Palace Spa to experience luxury and relaxation like never before, with world class products and purely indulgent packages aimed to ignite a sense of balance and serenity. Choose from a selection of exclusive soulful escapes, where pearls, gold and minerals are a real and glamorous pampering to your skin.

Embark on a journey where mystical enchantment is created, self-reflection is embraced and remarkable encounters are the key to creating a haven for our time travellers. For more information online, visit the website: www.emiratespalace.ae

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EMIRATES PALACE SCOOPS FOUR PRESTIGIOUS TITLES AT THE WORLD SPA AWARDS 2015

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Abu Dhabi, September 15, 2015 The iconic Emirates Palace has once again emerged as the bright star at the 2015 World Spa Awards, winning four awards: World’s Best Hotel Spa 2015, World’s Best Spa Signature Treatment 2015, Abu Dhabi’s Best Hotel Spa 2015 and Middle East’s Best Hotel Spa 2015. A sister event to the long-running World Traveller Awards, The World Spa Awards paid homage to leaders in the spa industry on Monday, including Bastien Gonzales, one of Emirates

Palace Spa’s partner brands, that won the World’s Best Nail Studio Brand. At the exclusive red carpet ceremony held at InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in Vietnam, Hannah Dowd, the Spa Director at Emirates Palace Spa received the accolades on behalf of her team. Commenting on the remarkable achievement, Hannah Dowd exclaimed “Our guests expect a luxurious spa,


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THE ICONIC EMIRATES PALACE HAS ONCE AGAIN EMERGED AS THE BRIGHT STAR AT THE 2015 WORLD SPA AWARDS.

indulgent treatments and therapists who are masters of their art, and we are thrilled that these awards reflect these. This is a very timely accolade; it follows the recent introduction of our Gentlemen’s Tonic Exclusive Club to specifically develop the already highly-acclaimed VIP guest service at Emirates Palace”. Emirates Palace, the iconic five-star hotel in the heart of Abu Dhabi, is recognised for exceeding

guests’ expectations and its consistently outstanding guest reviews. Emirates Palace Spa features an array of sumptuous spa escapes like the signature 24 Carat Gold Radiance Facial, and partners with a selection of exclusive brands like Forlle’d, Amra, Gentlemen’s Tonic and Bastien Gonzales.

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FOR CENTURIES, ARABIC CULTURE HAS DEMONSTRATED A GIFT FOR PERSONALISED AND GENEROUS HOSPITALITY. EMIRATES PALACE CONTINUE TO CARRY THAT TRADITION THROUGHOUT THEIR RESTAURANTS TO CREATE A DINING EXPERIENCE BEYOND COMPARE. AS THE PINNACLE OF RESTAURANTS IN ABU DHABI, BE PREPARED FOR A DAILY DELECTABLE FEAST. THE MENUS ARE CRAFTED BY A TEAM OF PASSIONATE CHEFS WHO HAIL FROM FOOD HAVENS AROUND THE WORLD. TOGETHER, THEY BRING AN EXPERIENCE THAT WILL IGNITE THE SENSES WITH FULL FLAVOURS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

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MEZZALUNA Take a culinary tour of Italy with Mezzaluna restaurant, known for the best Italian food in Abu Dhabi. Regional dishes from across the beautiful country of Italy form a menu that is truly unique, and lovingly prepared by the genius hands and heart of our passionate Chef. While dining on authentic fine Italian cuisine in the surrounds of Mezzaluna’s expertly designed, custom-created terrace, it is easy to imagine yourself dining in the beautiful traorias of Lombardia, Umbria or Toscana, with their treelined roads, rolling hills and sun-kissed fields. With echoes of a hot Italian summer, the Abu Dhabi weather permits you to dine al fresco with your family and friends, while trying new and exciting dishes in our award winning Italian restaurant. Two private dining rooms are also

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available for groups of up to 16 people and are available for early reservations for special celebrations, or to catch up with good friends over great Italian food. Mezzaluna has won awards as one of the top Italian restaurants in Abu Dhabi for the unique dishes and culinary offerings craed here. Mezzaluna is located on the ground level of the Emirates Palace and has glorious views of the picture-perfect sandy beach, crystal blue waters of the Arabian Gulf and the Emirates Palace Marina. “La scoperta di un piao nuovo è più preziosa per il genere umano che la scoperta di una nuova stella.” Brillat-Savarin (“The discovery of a new dish is more precious to human beings than the discovery of a new star.”)


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SAYAD SEAFOOD RESTAURANT With our beautiful year round sunshine, and perfect location by the sea, it is no surprise that Emirates Palace excels in serving the best seafood in Abu Dhabi. Sayad Restaurant (Sayad is Arabic for ‘fisherman’) offers discerning seafood lovers a daily menu of light and delicious fare with a fresh, modern twist from our kitchens. Our talented and passionate chefs are excited when it is time to inspect the daily catch. They use their skills, creativity and international inspirations to cra fresh dishes each day for your delectation. As is befiing of the best seafood restaurant Abu Dhabi, the Sayad Restaurant

creations are craed to bring out the delicate and delectable flavours of each fish and crustacean. Cool, contemporary décor and a stylized interior design create a classical and chic atmosphere that makes Sayad the ideal dining venue. This is the perfect choice for stylish modern couples, best friends catching up over dinner, business movers and shakers, and of course lovers of fine dining. Sayad’s extensive lounge-style seating area is located on the outdoor dining terrace of Emirates Palace, providing an easy and relaxed dining environment for both weekdays and weekends.

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MEZLAI EMIRATI RESTAURANT Emirates Palace is proud to present Mezlai, the top choice for local Emirati dining in Abu Dhabi. This unique restaurant offers you flawless customer service and aention, as well as firstclass Emirati cuisine that rivals any of the Arabic restaurants in Abu Dhabi. Mezlai Restaurant is the first dedicated Emirati cuisine restaurant in the UAE and is a wellrespected addition to the family of restaurants within Emirates Palace. Mezlai is an Arabic word meaning ‘the old lock of the door’, befiing the classic ambient Arab décor that surrounds you as you recline and dine in luxurious comfort. Enjoy your authentic Emirati cuisine dining experience on the outdoor terrace, as this intimate environment lends itself perfectly to the luxurious views of the Arabian Gulf before you,

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and Emirates Palace behind you. The warm weather, blue sky and sea breeze will enhance your appetite and fine dining experience. According to many within the top echelons of the city’s business community, Mezlai is the best Arabic restaurant in Abu Dhabi, serving a variety of beautifully-cooked and elegantly presented familiar local dishes that are made with the finest fresh ingredients.

BBQ AL QASR, BEACH SIDE DINING One of the beauties of year round sunny weather in Abu Dhabi is the pleasure of barbecuing. If you love a luxurious bbq, then dining at BBQ Al Qasr is an experience you will not want to miss. This unique outdoor restaurant is an exciting feast for all your senses, with the world-class chefs preparing your bbq dishes, the tantalising food


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aromas in the air, and the textures of perfectly seasoned hot steaks and seafood. The discerning locals of the city know that nothing compares to the BBQ Al Qasr experience! If you adore a barbecue dining experience, BBQ Al Qasr in Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace is simply the finest of beachside dining in Abu Dhabi. Located near the sea, you will have a chance to take in the stunning views of the white sandy beachfront, while indulging in a luxurious barbecue. Your anticipation and appetite will build as you catch the scent of Arabian shisha, the salty balm of the sea air and the blend of grilled food aromas around you. The casual seating and relaxed atmosphere provided by BBQ Al Qasr lets the conversation flow, and creates memories of a great evening with family and friends. With a BBQ offering of seafood, char-grilled meats, freshly

baked breads, salads and sweets, BBQ Al Qasr presents an exceptional menu that will more than satisfy even the healthiest of appetites. Treat yourself to world-class service Emirates Palace is known for and is proud of, while enjoying the famous Abu Dhabi BBQ. Stay on, relax and chat over a shisha, mint tea or a drink at the comfortable lounge of the restaurant.

HAKKASAN Hakkasan, a world-renowned restaurant, offers a unique take on modern Chinese cuisine. In possession of instant glamour, Hakkasan combines opulent design, Asian contemporary ambience, ambitious cooking and accomplished service.

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CASCADES Cascades offers a casual atmosphere for the whole family. Enjoy the simplicity of Cascades along the West Wing Adventure Pool, where you will be surrounded by flowing currents, rock-lined pools, and a range of recreational activities for the entire family. Cascade offers international cuisine in a casual atmosphere along with a special children's menu exclusively for in-house guests.

LAS BRISAS Feel the refreshing sea breeze alongside the East Wing Relaxation Pool while savouring freshly prepared salads & grills.

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Deliciously perfect for a summer's day of beachside relaxation. Entrance is exclusively reserved for in-house and resident guests as well as beach club members.

MAWAL Mawal offers you the original taste of Lebanon in a unique and enchanting atmosphere. A new addition to Emirates Palace’s range of culinary experiences, savour authentic Lebanese recipes that have been passed down for generations. From mouth-watering flavors of the grill to delicately thin pastry bursting with melted cheese infused with spices, Mawal is a sensational epicurean escape and a celebration of the true essence of Lebanon. Chandeliers in Moorish orange and red tones and tapestry that adorn arches and alcoves, combined


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with dark wood furniture, create an ambiance reminiscent of a mysterious land. Take a voyage to a place where meals are about sharing, authenticity and quality time with family and friends; where memories are created by culinary journeys punctuated with lively conversation and with entertainment that stays true to timeless traditions.

LE VENDOME Le Vendôme offers sumptuous renowned International Buffet menu for all day dining. Le Vendôme in Emirates Palace offers elegant indoor seating as well as an outdoor terrace. The restaurant is located on lobby level (4th floor) of the Palace with an extensive terrace overlooking the beach & marina. www.kempinski.com/en/abudhabi/emirates-palace/

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AN AUTHENTIC ARABIC TASTE Taste the rich flavours of the region with the Emirates Palace signature dish, the 24 karat gold ‘Emirates Palace Camel Burger'. A unique Arabic twist on a classic American favourite, the sumptuous camel mince pay is infused with local spices and offset by a touch of truffle mayonnaise on a gold-dusted bun. As the juice dribbles down your chin, savour the tender meat with locally inspired condiments. Enjoy homemade Arabic pickles, traditional taboule salad, fried onion, and mozzarella cheese. As an added creative twist, chickpea friers dusted in gold

provide an authentic Arabic taste in an unconventional form. The signature Camel Burger was created and introduced in 2012, aer several months of culinary brain-storming, endless tasting-sessions and a hotly-contested qualifying heat by competing teams from the hotel’s restaurants. In celebration of locally produced products, a total of twenty options were narrowed down to five, from which the victorious burger was announced. The signature Camel Burger is now a popular item on the Le Cafe menu, and a must-try item.

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CONFEREN THE PREMIER MEETING AND CONFERENCE DESTINATION IN THE CITY, EMIRATES PALACE ATTRACTS BUSINESS DRIVERS AND KEY DECISION MAKERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO ITS BEAUTIFUL FRONT STEPS.

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Within a total meeting and conference space exceeding 7,000 sqm, Emirates Palace boasts an Auditorium and Ballroom accommodating 1,100 and 2,400 guests, respectively. In addition, over 40 meeting rooms, six large terraces and a variety of pre-function areas provide many options for private meetings, cocktail receptions, banquets, concerts and congresses. Set in 85 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens with vast picturesque lawns, the Palace offers spectacular outdoor venues for gala dinners and events. With such diverse venue options, Emirates Palace plays host to a spectacular cultural calendar including the Abu Dhabi Film Festival and the best in world sports action the annual Cous Polo at the Palace. A destination that caters to every need and desire, that brings influential figures from every industry together, the Palace is where decisions are made.


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NCE COOL CONFERENCE, INCENTIVE & BANQUETING FACILITIES Emirates Palace features the most luxurious, functional and technologically advanced conference and meeting facilities in the United Arab Emirates. The total meeting and conference space exceeds 7,000 sqm and comprises of: • Auditorium Ballroom • Meeting Rooms • Business Centre Outdoor • Polycom • State of the art auditorium accommodating 1,100 persons

• Luxurious Grand Ballroom divisible into three sections, with total seating capacity for 2,400 guests • Over 40 meeting rooms of different shapes and sizes to accommodate any meeting request • High-tech Media Centre and Business Centre • Outdoor function space of over 3,000 sqm providing magnificent al fresco seings for cocktail receptions and dinners • Polycom Video Conferencing Real Presence Experience in High Definition

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CULINARY HIGHLIGHTS

FRESH, INNOVATIVE CUISINE CULINARY DELICACIES AT EMIRATES PALACE HAVE DEVELOPED A CULT FOLLOWING IN ABU DHABI AND THE UAE. WHETHER YOU ARE VISITING FOR AN HOUR OR A WEEKEND, TRY THE FAMOUS PALACE CAPPUCCINO, OR OPT FOR THE CAMEL MILK-INFUSED CAMELCCINO, FOR A TRUE TASTE OF LUXURY.

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PALACE CAPPUCCINO If you only have one hour at Emirates Palace, spend that hour enjoying the famous Palace Cappuccino. Sprinkled in real 24 carat gold flakes, this is the epitome of indulgence. CAMELCCINO Traditional cappuccino with a local twist. Be adventurous and try a cappuccino made from local camel milk. The rich taste of camel milk provides the perfect complement to aromatic coffee. AFTERNOON TEA AT THE PALACE An Elegant High Tea Experience. There is nothing more befiing than enjoying Aernoon High Tea at a Palace. Indulge your aernoon cravings with a selection of delicious sweets and savoury bites.

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MARINA FROM WORLD CLASS YACHTING SERVICES TO WATER SPORTS, EMIRATES PALACE MARINA IS THE IDEAL LOCATION FOR LUXURY AND FUN.

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Many marinas use the terms 'lifestyle' and 'destination', but few can truly match the natural environment, positioning and service quality of Emirates Palace Marina. Welcome to our world of personalised yachting service. No maer what size your vessel is discover why our Marina is the perfect gateway to exploring Abu Dhabi and its beautiful coastline, or simply relaxing on-board.

The Marina Central to the provision of large yacht visitor and residential berthing in the Emirates, Emirates Palace Marina boasts 167 berths, ranging from 12m to 140m metres, with dedicated large yacht facilities and unrestricted tidal access. Set within the grounds of Emirates Palace Hotel, the most expensive hotel ever built in modern terms, Emirates Palace Marina was designed as a stage for the region’s most luxurious yachts, high profile events and an exclusive welcoming haven for visiting yachts. Care & Commitment Our team is chosen not only just for their marine skills and experience, but also for their aitude. We are not simply in the marina business, we are in the marina hospitality industry. Simply put, this means we are not simply caretakers of the marina, we are active in assisting all yacht owners

with their leisure pursuit. From assisting with boating skills to advice on upgrades, where to go, what to do, and how to get the most from owning a yacht in the UAE. This commitment to the yachting community and its environment is manifested in the international standards we have been awarded, most notably ISO 140001 (Environmental Management). Operator Emirates Palace Marina is the flagship of the ART Marine Marinas network of managed marinas. Stretching across the UAE from its base in Dubai, ART Marine Marinas has also expanded internationally with projects in Turkey and Asia, and connects many marinas through a reciprocal berthing arrangement in its ‘Destinations’ scheme. ART Marine Marinas is a Division of ART Marine LLC, the leading 360 degree Marine Hospitality Company in the MENA Region. Founded in 2005, ART Marine offers world-class marine services such as sales of quality yachts, maintenance, aer-sales services, yacht management, charter, water sports operations, and marina management throughout the region. ART Marine Marinas has been awarded with the “Marina Operator of the Year” at the 2010 Arabian Gulf Yachting Award, and the “Leading Marina Management Company in the Middle East” at the 2012 World of Yachts Award.

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in PROFiLE:

Holger Schroth General Manager, Emirates Palace

With a long and distinguished career in hospitality, Holger Schroth brings a wealth of international experience and an affinity for the UAE to Abu Dhabi's landmark property. Prior to his appointment at Emirates Palace, Schroth spent three years with the Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, where he oversaw the much-anticipated opening of the hotel and held a dual role as General Manager and Area Director of South East Asia. In close to three decades of outstanding service in the hotel industry, Schroth's sterling career has included various executive positions at Kempinski hotels in Germany, China, Hong Kong, Spain, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates. The appointment at Emirates Palace marks his return to the United Arab Emirates, having served as General Manager for Hotel Kempinski Mall of the Emirates Dubai from 2008 to 2010. Fluent in German, English, French and Spanish, Schroth holds a European Executive MBA from Reims Management School in France, as well as academic and industry certifications from the United States and Germany.

BREAKinG TRAvEL nEWS inTERviEW Breaking Travel News reporter Rebecca Cohen chaed with Holger Schroth about the development of the hotel, its plans for the future and its role as the centrepiece of luxury tourism in Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates.

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RC: Emirates Palace is now ten years old. What continues to make this property such a unique experience and how does it maintain its position as one of the best hotels in the world? HS: Ten years ago Emirates Palace was built as the vision of Sheikh Zayed, the father of the nation, who wanted to have a hotel representing the United Arab Emirates and the hospitality of Abu Dhabi. He achieved a lot of success over the last ten years. Not only with state visits by with puing ourselves on the map and staying there. Now, the next couple of years, obviously, once you are in the position of being one of the best hotels of the world you need to think of how do you keep this role. Obviously we are only going to keep it with consistent service, with an upscale product and with a warmth in our service which I hope every guest who comes to Emirates Palace will find. RC: How important is the luxury traveller to you hotel? What luxury experiences do they have while staying here? HS: I think staying at Emirates Palace is a luxury stay per se. The luxury travellers, obviously, is quite important to us, since it is a fact of life that the average rate in Emirates Palace is a lile bit higher than in most other hotels in the city or in the UAE. So it plays a vital role in the life of Emirates Palace. But I also must say being able to serve the luxury traveller also gives a lot of satisfaction to me and to our staff at Emirates Palace. RC: Talking of luxury, you have the gold leaf camel burger on your menu, which must be a truly unique item. How did this come about?


EMIRATES PALACE HS: It certainly is a unique item! Not only for Emirates Place, but for the region; given that we at Emirates Palace were looking for a signature dish, some signature drink. For example we have the palace cappuccino with the gold on top. The camel burger has 24 carat gold, and by the way only 24 carat gold is edible, is one of our signature dishes which we have invented as something special which represents a bit the region and goes very well along with our palace cappuccino which also has a 24 gold crust on top of the cappuccino and it sells very, very well. It is something unique, and you can hear people talking still years aer they had been at Emirates Palace about the cappuccino or the camel burger. RC: I have also noticed a high number of Chinese quests going through Emirates Place while we have been here. Is that an important market for you? HS: The Chinese guest, the Chinese traveller, certainly is an important market for us. It is the upcoming market. It is a market which helps not only in the overnights stay. A lot of Chinese guests also come to visit the palace; to have lunch, to have dinner here, while staying somewhere else. But it makes us quite proud to still be seen as a beacon of Emirati hospitality in parts of the world where we were not well known, as in China. RC: With such an impressive ballroom and varied meeting spaces, is the MICE industry a key target market for Emirates Palace? HS: The MICE industry certainly is a key market for Emirates Palace. Having one hundred acres or one million square metres here there are so many things people during meetings or incentives. There is the ballroom, you mentioned, and we have an auditorium for 1,200 people, a 1.3 kilometre beach, a football pitch, four tennis courts, I could name endlessly. The usage of all the facilities obviously is required and we enforce it, and therefore the MICE business is certainly big business for us as well. RC: Can we talk about your relationship with the Kempinski brand? What value does that add to the hotel? HS: Kempinski, being the oldest independent European hospitality group, from 1897, adds a lot of European hospitality. I believe a lot of other companies they have their own route, they have their own origins in parts of the world, but being European we believe that we understand luxury. Coming from, if you talk about luxury cars, luxury fashion, luxury leather goods; most of it is actually situated or has its roots in Europe. So, we believe we can add something on for the luxury traveller and on the luxury hospitality market with our European roots and the long history we have. RC: Your award-winning spa has plenty to offer. Can you tell our viewers specifically about the 24 carat gold radiance facial, which won the title of World’s Best Signature Spa Treatment at the World Spa Awards last year? HS: Yes, it is one of our, well, the signature treatment in the Emirates Palace Spa. It is one of the most popular ones, using some kind of nano-technology and, of course, you fell a bit like Cleopatra having all the gold on your face. It is a quite a unique experience at a price which is still

affordable, of around AED1,900. It is something somebody really could experience, or can experience while he or she is staying at Emirates Palace. RC: Emirates Palace is surely one of the most photographed hotels. Today you see every guest with their own devices, taking and sharing images across social media. How much of an impact does social media have on the hospitality sector and what is your strategy for social media as a hotel? HS: I believe social media is a part where it plays an overwhelming role these days. I believe is does depend on the age groups as well. However, we are monitoring, we are taking part in the social media and I think it will become more and more vital in its role and I think we have to accept this fact. Until the social media came up we were prey much in control of what we are spreading to the world. With social media we are not in control any more, well, not only in control any more. I think we have to have the right people, with the right tools, not only as Emirates Palace, but anybody in the hospitality industry, to get the best out of social media for your own product. RC: Are you concerned by the number of new hotels opening up around you here in Abu Dhabi? Or is Emirates Palace in a league of its own? HS: On one hand Emirates Palace is certainly in a league of its own; on the other hand I would lie if I said I was not concerned. On one hand, every new hotel which comes into the area, comes into Abu Dhabi, helps to promote Abu Dhabi. On the other hand, the hotels which are around us, they also have beds to offer, they also have good service to offer, they also have another five, six, seven restaurants which would also like to have the guests. At the end of the day, we are all competing for the same part of the cake. However, I believe with the iconic Emirates Palace building, but also with the service we are delivering, that we don’t need to be afraid of any competition around us. RC: Talking a lile bit more about Abu Dhabi as a destination. What keeps the visitor numbers up and what makes Abu Dhabi different from the likes of say Dubai or other Middle East cities? HS: I think Abu Dhabi has a lile of the peaceful life. If I go to Dubai I am a lile stressed out until I come back. Abu Dhabi has a lile more the peaceful life. Abu Dhabi has a lot to offer from the beaches, in the support for the hospitality business, and also for the traveller from Abu Dhabi tourism and the authorities. These are great beaches and Abu Dhabi is also defining itself as a cultural hub in the Middle East with the upcoming openings of the Louvre, the Guggenheim and so on on Saadiyat Island. I think Abu Dhabi is diversifying itself as destination distinct from others in the region. RC: So plenty to experience both in Emirates Palace and in Abu Dhabi as well. Thank you so much for talking with Breaking Travel News today. HS: You are very welcome, thank you very much.

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Approximately $3 billion to build the property in 3 years with 20,000 workers

Auditorium with seated guest capacity of 1,100

1 kilometre from wing to wing; 100 hectares total area

8 escalators and 102 elevators, with a maximum capacity of 55 persons per elevator

1.3 kilometre stretch of private beach 394 rooms and suites, ranging from 55 sqm to 680 sqm

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Marble imported from 13 countries around the world

40 meeting and conference rooms

12 external fountains and 8 indoor water features

Ballroom with a guest capacity of 2,400 theatre style

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2 wall display carpets, handmade in Thailand, weighing 1 tonne each

200 tonnes of oranges squeezed for fresh juice every year

818 parking spaces

6.5 kilometre jogging and cycling trail

619 plasma and LCD screens in guest rooms and meeting rooms

Daily laundry capacity of 6 tonnes

5 kg of pure edible gold is used per year for decoration, mainly on desserts and drinks

114 domes, with the Central Dome at a height of 72.6 metres above ground

128 kitchens and pantries

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SPECIAL FA BEACH CLuB The exclusive Beach Club at Emirates Palace allows members and in-house guests to experience an array of leisure and sporting facilities within the UAE’s ultimate resort. Whether you are single, a couple or a family with children, the Beach Club oers an escape from the pressures of the working week and the responsibilities of real life, giving you time to unwind whilst never compromising on the luxury you deserve. Discover a six-kilomet3re path of discovery with a bicycle ride or jog through the well-manicured gardens. Or splash in the two outdoor pools. Stroll

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ACILITIES AT EMIRATES PALACE along the 1.3 km stretch of private beach, or set your adrenaline pumping with watersports. From cricket and football pitches to floodlit tennis courts, badminton, and a beach volleyball court, members and day-users can explore a variety of activities and decide if they would prefer to stay dry or if they would rather take a dip in the Arabian Gulf. Beyond the beach and plethora of activities available, members and day-users can also enjoy traditional Bedouin hospitality with Arabic coffee or saffron tea and dates under the ‘Bedouin Tents of Arabia,’ or a camel ride along the coast for an extra touch of local culture.

viB (very important Babies) We trust that our most loyal customers come back to the hotels where they formed the best memories, and believe it is never too early to show our guests the extent of our services. Emirates Palace created the Very Important Babies (VIB), a special children’s program to foster remarkable experiences for our young guests by providing high standard service with the care of skilled and aentive staff as well as exceptional services and children’s amenities. We hope that our structured Kempinski Kids Program creates loyalty and lasting memories for our future guests.

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SPORTS FACiLiTiES Water Sports A range of water sport activities for guests of all ages awaits you from the Water Sports Centre, located in the West Beach area. Wakeboarding Love skiing? Then this is the essential experience for all water skiers. The warm waters of the Arabian Gulf make this adventure a pleasant and memorable experience. Various adrenaline filled inflatable rides also available.

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Snorkelling The clear warm waters invite you to experience a fascinating underwater world and we have just the right place for an adventure like that. Tennis Our signature sporting offer is tennis, with top quality coaching and hiing partners available. The resident coach is available for lessons or as hitting partner from October 1st through mid-May annually. We offer four floodlit blue on green cushion hard court tennis courts. Located on the West Parklands, the courts are open from 7am to 10pm (last booking 9pm).


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Padel Emirates Palace boasts the first Padel (Tennis) Court in the Middle East. Our Tennis professional is available to introduce you to this exciting, fast moving, easy to play racquet sport. Fitness We offer state-of-the-art fitness suites, which are Techno Gym equipped, and boast a fitness suite on the Ground floor of both the East and West wings. Also, available in both Fitness Suites is a very sophisticated Body Mass analysis (BMA) testing service, and the innovative and remarkable Vibtrogym. Our fitness suites are open 24 hours a day with a gym instructor present during the day. Outdoor The fitness offer is not just limited to our fitness suites. We also offer daily outdoor exercise classes (excluding summer months) as well as information on running/walking circuits around our magnificent grounds. Measured route planners generated by Google Earth are available from either Fitness Suite upon request. Sarab Land Let your children experience various fun filled games and activities while you are enjoying the beautiful sunny weather or relaxing on the beach. Sarab Land is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and our staff will be happy to take care and entertain your children. Sarab Land caters to children between 5 and 12 years old. Children less than 5 years of age are most welcome, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. We also arrange babysiing services through our Concierge at 50 AED per child per hour. Sarab Land also features an exciting outdoor play zone for fun and learning in a brightly coloured environment for children between 2 and 8 years of age. Football With a FIFA standard football pitch, Emirates Palace offers the best in world sports action. Beach Volleyball An aernoon of smashing and spiking with friends or our staff is invigorating, so take some time out and be ready for some high-speed fun. Other games and activities Other activities currently available are: • Cricket • Table Tennis • Cycling – with complimentary mountain bikes available from the West and East Beach Clubs to enjoy touring our wonderful grounds.

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RAMADAN AT THE PALACE EMIRATES PALACE’S CUSTOM-BUILT RAMADAN PAVILION FEATURED A NEW DESIGN AND CONTINUES TO OFFER AN EXCLUSIVE IFTAR AND SUHOOR IN ABU DHABI

Abu Dhabi, 09 May 2016; Emirates Palace invited guests to its spectacular Ramadan pavilion - the perfect venue for Iar and Suhoor in the city. The custom built pavilion sat on the Palace Terrace and provided stunning views of the beach. Comfortable seating spread throughout the pavilion created cosy enclaves to enjoy time with friends and family throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan. With a large open dining area for Iar buffets, a separate lounge area and private majlis, guests enjoyed the best in traditional dishes. Signature dishes and traditional delicacies of the Holy Month were offered in a sprawling buffet every night for Iar. With live cooking and carving stations to whet every palate, succulent grilled meats with traditional accompaniments and other traditional Emirati favourites, a selection of continental delicacies and an assortment of desserts, the Iar buffet and à la carte Suhoor menu offered a truly inspiring experience for all senses.

Emirates Palace’s Ramadan Pavilion was open from sunset to 21:30 hours for Iar and from 22:00 to 02:00 hours for Suhoor. For more information or to make your future Ramadan reservation, call +971 (0) 2690 7999 or email restaurants@emiratespalace.ae.

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FOR THE KIDS LET’S FACE IT. SUMMER HOLIDAYS ARE ALL ABOUT THE KIDS. IF THEY AREN’T HAPPY, PARENTS AREN’T HAPPY. TO MAKE YOUR SUMMER FAMILY HOLIDAY MORE BLISSFUL, THE EMIRATES PALACE IS UNVEILING A UNIQUE KIDS PROGRAMME THAT IS SURE TO PLEASE KIDS AND PARENTS ALIKE.

A Royal Itinerary Your child’s Very Important Prince & Princess journey begins at the airport. A hotel car awaits your children with a personalized paging board and special in-car entertainment. The VIPP will be personally greeted by a Kids Ambassador and escorted to a special registration counter where they will receive a welcome gi bag. Special age-appropriate arrangements have been made in the kid’s rooms to the minibar, décor and in-room entertainment to make their stay more special.

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Lile Princesses will receive a royal treatment in the Emirates Palace Spa that includes shimmery make up, coiffed nails, hair styling, and, at the end, your princess will be adorned with a crown. The Lile Prince will receive a royal haircut, foot massage and nail care. The children will also have the chance to dress up as their favourite Disney Prince & Princess character. Fully glammed up, your lile VIPPs will be taken on a Magical Tour of the Palace grounds by a Kids Ambassador chaperone. A Chocolate and Candy Party will be held in your lile Royal’s honour at the Palace Suite Royal Banquet Hall.


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Beyond the VIPP experience, the Palace has also introduced a summer jam-packed with activities to keep young guests entertained throughout their stay. Activities include cooking classes, sports, dance classes, origami, kids cinema, water balloon fights, kite making and sand castle building. Two of the daily activities (excluding lunch) are free to guests. If your child wants to do more, they will also be given lunch and a cool t-shirt and cap for a small additional charge

The entire team at Emirates Palace is busy preparing for your child’s arrival. The Food & Beverage team have planned a royal feast featuring an array of decadent, but kid-friendly, treats and dishes available on the menu in several restaurants. But what’s in it for the parents? Don’t worry! The Palace has you covered too. Mums and dads can enjoy a romantic evening to themselves at the Palace while a team of multilingual baby siers takes over bedtime story duty and tucks in your kids.

Share your special moments with us using the hashtag #SummerAtThePalace Plan your summer escape now by visiting www.emiratespalace.ae or emailing reservations@emiratespalce.ae or call +971 (0) 2690 8888.

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VIP EVENTS

ABu DHABi Ev

HEART FOR SALE

SHAAN LIVE IN CONCERT

Al Ain & Abu Dhabi City • 4 August – 2 September

Emirates Palace • 11 August

They say laughter is the best medicine. Three hours of constant laughter is what GCC’s mega popular comedian Tarek Al Ali promises you in the launch of his new theatrical comedy production “Heart for Sale” which marks the premiere of the show in UAE, alongside a large number of renowned GCC actors including Ahmad Al Faraj and Mais Kamar. Known across the region for his clever sense of humour and realistic comedy style, which is inspired by GCC culture, Tarek tackles the issue of personal integrity in his new show “Heart for Sale” where he plays the role of a poor man who has put his heart up for sale. In order to improve his family’s financial situation, he agrees to sell his heart to a rich man seeking a healthy donor to treat his diseased heart. Come and find out what happens when both men get stuck on a malfunctioning plane that is set to crash at any minute. But don’t forget to bring plenty of tissues for those tears of laughter!

Bollywood singing sensation SHAAN will be live in concert right here in Abu Dhabi accompanied by top musicians and vocalists on August 11. Some of his most famous songs include ‘Roop Tera Mastana’, ‘Loveology’, ‘Tanha Dil’, ‘Chand Sifarish’, ‘Jab Se Tere Naina’, ‘Behti Hawa Sa’ and ‘Suno Na’. Over the past decade, Shaan has been awarded accolades numerous times at IIFA, Filmfare, Star Screen Awards, Bollywood Movies Awards, Zee Cine Awards and MTV Asia Music Awards for the Best Male Playback Singer. He is considered one of the most popular voices for romantic as well as melodious songs and is one of the most versatile singers in the genre of pop, romantic, patriotic, jazz, ghazals and hip-hop.

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vEnTS Cirque Adrenaline

CIRQUE ADRENALINE

THE DISTRICT

Al Raha Theatre • 18 – 19 August

du Forum • 18 August – 17 September

From the producers of The Illusionists and Le Noir comes this summer’s pulse-pounding spectacular, Cirque Adrenaline! Boasting a thrilling extravaganza of the world’s most dangerous and death-defying acts, Cirque Adrenaline is a new genre of show that blends traditional circus acts with high octane feats of unbelievable skill. Unforgeable performances will take the form of breath-taking acts such as flame-wielding fire spinners and astounding contortionists, while trapeze artists and daredevil motorcyclists will amaze and astonish audiences with their complex aerial manoeuvres. Hosting tremendous stunts such as the Wheel of Death and the Sphere of Fear, this circus is guaranteed to keep the whole family on the edge of their seats! Critically acclaimed by numerous entertainment publications from around the world, a review posted to WeekendNotes said it best, “This is quite simply the best, most engaging circus show we have ever seen.”

This will be a month-long event, held at the du Forum on Yas Island. The concept of The District is to provide the youth, those aged between 14-22, an outlet to not only discover new skills but also a platform for them to receive support and guidance in a variety of areas including innovation, entertainment, technology, fashion, digital media, health, science, nutrition and sustainability to name but a few. The District has been specifically designed to focus on the youth, giving them a safe and convenient destination where they can spend their summer days. At The District, there will be plenty of activities, both educational and entertaining, for both young men and women to take part in. Being open 7 days a week, there will be an everchanging schedule, custom-tailored to the needs of the youth, their interests and skills that they can obtain to use in everyday life. In keeping with

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Arab Comedy Festival the overall theme, the area is divided into 5 main areas; the park, alley, dome, street and block, each with its own unique design and offering. Some of the activities on offer will include smart phone photography, gaming, 3D design workshops, acting classes, fashion design, live performances and a host of others. hp://abudhabisummerseason.ae

THE WAYANS BROTHERS – MARLON WAYANS

But Marlon has taken his time in creating — and learning to control — his distinctive form of comedy, and has grown up along the way. The star of hit movies Lile Man, White Chicks, Scary Movie 1, Scary Movie 2, A Haunted House, A Haunted House 2, and recent blockbuster movie 50 Shades of Black, Marlon will be showing off his talent live on the stage when he performs on August 19th in the UAE capital. The Marlon Wayans stand-up comedy show is presented by YAK Events in partnership with Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority.

Emirates Palace • 19 August Hollywood comedy royalty Marlon Wayans is set to perform his hilarious stand-up show for the first time in Abu Dhabi, as part of Abu Dhabi Summer Season 2016. For a quarter of a century, Marlon has been in the comedy business. It's an incredible statistic from the youngest of the prodigious Wayans brothers – who have made their mark in loads of different areas of the entertainment world; from mainstream to urban, television to film, and even animation.

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COMEDY SUPERSTAR Al Raha Theatre • 9 September A once in a lifetime opportunity to see three members of comedy royalty come together for the comedy event of the year ‘Comedy Superstar’. Eddie Griffin, an American actor and comedian is best known for portraying Eddie Sherman on the sitcom Malcolm & Eddie and will be joined by D.L. Hughley, the original host of ComicView, the stand-up comedy programme on BET and also


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Charlie Murphy, an American actor, comedian, voice artist, writer and older brother of Eddie Murphy. He is most notable as being a writer and cast member of the Comedy Central sketchcomedy series Chappelle's Show.

garnered millions of views online and continue to spread their contagious humor that will surely have you in tears from laughter. Join us at the du Forum for an unforgeable night of fun filled laughter and good wit, for the first day of the Arab Comedy Festival on Friday, September 9.

ARAB COMEDY FESTIVAL Yas Mall • 9– 10 September Day 1 The newly created Arab Comedy Festival will feature a stellar line up of comedians, kicking off 2 days of performances by some of the leading Arab comedians in the Middle East on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 September 2016 at Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The first evening, hosted by the popular Emirati figure Bin Baz, will feature live stand-up comedy performances by the likes of the Saudi Trio - Fadi Al Shehri, Ibrahim Saleh and Ibrahim Khairallah. Popular on all social media fronts and hosts of their own YouTube shows, all artists have developed a huge fan base locally and regionally,

Day 2 The second evening, hosted by the UAE’s own and one of the first Emirati women to establish an internet radio show, Taim Al Falasi will welcome audiences and present on stage Rajae Qawas, Darine Al Bayed and Fahad Al Butairi. Rajae is behind the success of the widely popular YouTube channel Kharabeesh. Fahad is one of the leading Saudi comedians, creator of the La Yekthar YouTube show which has seen over 1 million avid subscribers to date. www.visitabudhabi.ae

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Arabex

Departure

DEPARTURE EXHIBITION Warehouse 421 • Until 4 Sept

ARABEX- THE ARABIAN STYLE EXHIBITION Al Ain Convention Centre • 31 Oct - 5 Nov

Hailed as one of the world’s leading Spanish contemporary sculptors, Mascaró will present an exhibition of boats made from rusted iron and oxidised bronze, with an 18 meter life-size ship out at the front entrance and 26 boats in different sizes taking up the indoor gallery space. The works touch on ideals of Abu Dhabi’s traditional relationship as a historical port-city through the visual and textual components that refer to the sea, trade and histories - words which are significant and synonymous to the capital emirate.

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In addition to the works on display, Warehouse421 aim to take visitors on a behind-the-scenes journey into Mascaró’s studio. The exhibition will include a selection of his drawings, models, and interviews that demonstrate the artist’s process of creation. As a tribute to the UAE’s ancestry of sailing, sea trade and maritime antiquity, Departure will also present traditional Emirati poetry and imagery about the sea, where excerpts will provide insight into the sailors’ emotions of travelling, the longing, reuniting, and the mystery of the unknown out at sea, to his community back home.

The 4th edition of ARABEX brings together diverse Arab customs and cultures covering a broad spectrum of products including arts, handicras, fashions, costumes and cuisine of different Arabian countries. The event is the meeting point for importers, manufactures and leading trade businesses to come face to face and experience the latest global Arabian lifestyle. The show helps the exchange of market information, learn latest innovations, gain expert views and make direct business contacts.


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Native Song

NOTES OF A  NATIVE SONG

TASTE OF ABU DHABI

New York University Abu Dhabi •2-3 November

Zayed Sports City •10-12 November

This rock and roll theatre in an incisive, poignant and funny ‘concert novel’ inspired by James Baldwin.

Taste has rapidly grown to become an essential part of the social season for foodies, restaurantlovers and chef-groupies.

Revelling in the inherent theatricality of rock and roll performance, Notes of a Native Song combines Stew’s incisive, poignant and funny storytelling with already-on-their-way-to-being classic songs inspired by playwright, novelist and essayist James Baldwin. Created by Tony Awardand Obie Award-winning playwright/singersongwriter Stew (Passing Strange) and cocomposed with his Obie Award-winning, Tony-nominated long-time collaborator Heidi Rodewald, Native Song is spirited and engaging a ‘concert novel’ exploring Baldwin’s life and work that is already acclaimed by audiences in Harlem and San Francisco. Stew’s electric stage presence and the deep beauty and intelligence of his and Heidi’s songs are backed by a virtuoso band.

Today there are 21 Taste festivals in cities throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. And wherever it is in the world, Taste represents foodie heaven: tantalising food prepared by the city’s greatest restaurants, world famous chefs, superb food & drink and outstanding entertainment... all set in stunning outdoor surroundings. Get set for more of the same at Taste of Abu Dhabi, now back for the third year at an exciting new venue!

Free Entryvarious other stars.

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HEKAYAH THE STORY New York University • 5 December This is a multiple-artist National Day celebration of heritage in poetry, prose and song. From Nabati poetry to spoken word to hip-hop, the second annual multiple-artist celebration of heritage in poetry, prose and song draws from the diverse communities of the UAE. An exciting lineup of performers will honour National Day through words and music, selected through a collaborative curatorial process. The event shaers the definition of concert music by freely crossing the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world and experimental music.

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Freely crossing the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world and experimental music, New

York’s electric chamber ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars has consistently forged a distinct category-defying identity, taking music into uncharted territories and shaering the definition of what concert music is today. With a massive repertoire of works wrien specifically for the group, the All-Stars have become a genre in their own right. For their UAE debut, the All-Stars play a programme including signature works by Bang on a Can founders Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, plus multi-media works from the AllStars’ Field Recordings initiative by Steve Reich, Anna Clyne, Bryce Dessner, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Christian Marclay, and more. At the center is a world premiere piece commissioned by The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Music & Art Foundation by celebrated EmiratiAmerican composer Mohammed Fairouz. Free Entry


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Steel Hammer

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STEEL HAMMER New York University • 8-9 February

AZIZ SAHMAOUI & UNIVERSITY OF GNAWA / NOURA MINT SEYMALI New York University •16 February

The legend of John Henry, deeply rooted in Appalachian folklore surrounding the construction of the American railroad, has existed in many variations and forms – from illustration to tall tale, political polemic to popular song. Steel Hammer, the latest collaboration from composer Julia Wolfe, SITI Company, and Bang on a Can AllStars, creatively explores the subject of human vs. machine and the cost of hard labour on the human body and soul. Based on hearsay and recollection, and culling from vibrant American oral traditions, Steel Hammer incorporates lyrics and music by Julia Wolfe and text from four remarkable American playwrights—Kia Corthron, Will Power, Carl Hancock Rux, and Regina Taylor. Directed by Anne Bogart, performers take on wooden bones, mountain dulcimer, step dancing, and more as they explore the human impulse to tell stories and this quintessential American tale.

This weekend-long celebration of global sounds mixes roots and modern and local. The Maghreb meets West Africa in University of Gnawa’s intoxicating hybrid with unstoppable choruses and emotional flights of improvisation. Seymali’s hypnotic grooves meld traditional Mauritanian instruments with electrified psychedelic rock. Aziz Sahmaoui brings together his musical passions — gnawa, rock and jazz— in a globetroing collaboration with high-flying Senegalese experimentalists.

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Mary Gostelow’s NOTES FROM VISITIN

Working life of a supervisor butler Abu Dhabi Emirates Palace • 60 butlers (among 2,000 employees) • Might not sign off until 10pm and have to be back on duty by 6am, in time to supervise room service delivering a 6.30am order.

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• The hotel runs 24-hour shules to the staff village, 15 minutes away, but they sometimes stay over • A butler looks aer 4 rooms/suites at any one time. • About 20% of guests – generally, surprisingly, British – want their cases unpacked or repacked.


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This is not only a stupdendous but a thoughtful hotel. In the morning, copies of the Financial Times and 3 local newspapers hang outside my door in white, reusable bags. My butler personally accompanies a waiter bringing my 6.30am wake-up tea. I am in the gym as it opens, and use various Technogym bits, and a big white Pilates ball, before running round the pool at this end of the building (the entire hotel is so long that it has gym, and outdoor pools at both ends, with an Anantara spa at the west end). Aer showering, using the Hers, of course, I get more exercise from the 750-yard walk to one of the world’s best-ever and certainly biggest breakfast buffets, in Le Vendôme. 

I sit outside, on the terrace overlooking the stunning, silk-like beach and the azure sea. I am brought justsqueezed juice, and a drinking straw in a paper case. The buffet’s many stations include one ten-foot table with both-sides spreads of baked goods. Another round table holds gluten-free and bio-organic breads, another has no fewer than six types of toasting breads, with easy-work four-slot toasters.  There are tables for dozens of fruits and cereals, and more yogurts than I knew were possible, and Arabic mezze and Chinese and Japanese specialties, and European cold-cuts and chafing dishes of hot things, plus chefs to cook-whatever. Everything is clearly, and correctly, labelled, in big leering.  And oh, the coffee, Maromas, surely one of the best labels ever.

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Mary Gostelow’s NOTES FROM VISITIN is this the best coffee in the world? Maromas, from a daily-cleaned WMF machine

Luxury as at Emirates Palace • heavy-card A4 gold-printed stationery with cut-out dome tops, and matching heavy-card A5 envelopes with cut-out dome edging to the lip • gold-covered notelets • superb breakfast coffee, and they ask if you would like another cup, in a fresh cup, just before you have finished it

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• breakfast breads incl apple brioche, yummy nutfilled sliced for toasting • at breakfast, the rolling toaster is esconsed in a trellis-paerned cover • the breakfast buffet has whole sides of smoked salmon for slicing


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• breakfast overall is notable for classical music, extensive buffets, gold-edged Villeroy & Boch china, and (Royal Warrant) Tiptree marmalade and jams • for breakfast in your room, the menu, in a hanging leather folder, is in Russian, German, English and Arabic, and offers 15-minute slots from 0600

• If luxury is space, you have it here. If luxury is a gold bath filled with sweet-smelling petals in the two Anantara spas here at this luxury hotel, you can tick off two more requirements.  Add to that, of course, Thai therapists who know what they are talking about. And the fact that mine got me out by my requested hour. 

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ASTON MARTI RAPIDE S

INTRODUCING RAPIDE S Rapide S is the world’s most beautiful four-door sports car. Created with the finest ingredients, conceived with a unique vision, it combines sensational sports car performance and supreme refinement in one compelling form.

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Ground-breaking and yet possessed of timeless beauty, Rapide S is sublime, thrilling and every inch an Aston Martin.

BEAUTY, POWER & LUXURY Infused with the spirit and lithe responses of our iconic sports cars, Rapide S truly embodies the essence of Aston Martin. Its unique character is a blend of sumptuous luxury and capaciousness, serene refinement and elegant convenience.


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THE POWER OF LUXURY THE FUSING OF FORM AND FUNCTION Assertive, confident, bold and yet perfectly proportioned, Rapide S has a purity of purpose that belies its broad capabilities. That strength of character is infused into the details that define Rapide S. Details like the assertively styled fullface aluminium grille and elongated side gills that hint at the power within.

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BREATHTAKING PROPORTIONS The ‘Golden Ratio’ sits at the heart of every Aston Martin. Balanced from any angle, each exterior line of Rapide S works in concert and every proportion is precisely measured to create a lithe, pure form. Our engineering follows the same principle. A near perfect weight distribution ensures Rapide S is balanced in form and balanced in function.

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IRRESISTIBLE LOOKS The Aston Martin grille is world-renowned, instantly recognised and instantly respected. Rapide S goes further, we designed an assertive full-face grille as a bold reimagining of our time honoured design cue. . But we didn’t stop there, our engineers ensured that this grille doesn’t only look stunning, it’s also the largest production grille in the world to meet pedestrian protection requirements.


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UNMATCHED CRAFTSMANSHIP. SUPREME COMFORT Aston Martin’s long history of bespoke, handmade luxury is palpable in the fine execution of every detail inside the Rapide S. Using the finest leathers, a vast array of woods and other luxurious materials, each cabin is craed by hand with passion and absolute precision.

For example, in an embroidered ‘AML’ logo there are over five thousand stitches applied to create the desired finish. www.astonmartin.com/cars/rapide-s

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To mark its glorious first centenary, Maserati has produced a car like no other: a masterpiece whose every last detail expresses the legend that is the Marque of the Trident. The GranTurismo MC Stradale Centennial Edition is unrivalled in its power, performance and crasmanship. This is Maserati passion and innovation at its best, sporting all the stunning lines that have made the brand an international design icon since it first sped onto the scene in 1914.

Elegant and urbanite with an aggressive sporty edge, the GranTurismo MC Stradale Centennial Edition is a bold tribute to one hundred years of Maserati. The illustrious past of the House of the Trident is clearly present in the genetics of the model, yet this GranTurismo also paves the way for future generations.


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STILL WATERS RUN DEEP Despite its traditional GranTurismo silhouee, this centennial edition stands apart from its forbears. The new Rosso Magma colour was designed to achieve the appearance of motion, even when the car is stationary. Applied in three coats, the shade varies subtly depending on the light to reveal deep undertones of purple and blue: perfection at 0km/h. The alternative launch shade, Blu Inchiostro, represents a stunning visual reference to both Maserati’s home city of Bologna and its iconic oval emblem. Five further paintwork colours are also available, ensuring a truly personalised experience for every driver. AN EYE FOR DETAIL The centennial edition’s stunning selection of eyecatching exterior finishes is the perfect complement to the spirit of the model. The pearlescent red of the paintwork is partnered with an accent of colour on the large callipers of

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the carbon ceramic brakes, visible behind the spokes of the MC Design wheels. This shade is offset by sleek black carbon fibre detailing on the rear spoiler, door handles and door mirror casings. Lastly, the unique Maserati Centennial logo proudly emblazoned on the hubcaps pays one last homage to one hundred years of innovative design. BEAUTY ON THE INSIDE The interior of the GranTurismo MC Stradale Centennial Edition rivals the exterior’s statement aesthetic. Visually striking accent panels on the headrests, armrests and steering wheel create a look that is as powerful as it is elegant. The sporty appearance of the interior is enhanced by carbon fibre inserts on the dashboard and seat surrounds, while the celebratory Maserati Centennial logo takes pride of place on the kick plate.


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A SPORTSMAN AT HEART The GranTurismo MC Stradale Maserati Centennial Special Edition is powered by the 460 HP, 4.7 litre V8 that first appeared in the GranTurismo Sport, combined with a robotised, 6speed MC Race Shi gearbox that guarantees superb performance and a top speed of 303 km/h. This highly innovative engine is designed to adapt to the driving environment, emiing a discreet purr in an urban seing and powerful roar on the open road. A BESPOKE INTERIOR The headrests of this exclusive edition display an embroidered Trident as a visual reference to the iconic logo. Eye-catching features also include contrasting stitching on the dashboard and central tunnel, along with the Maserati Centennial logo that takes pride of place on the kick plate. Even the carpets have not been overlooked: their new coloured borders reflect the accent colour used elsewhere in the interior.

MAKING AN IMPRESSION As well as Rosso Magma, three more triple-coat colours have been created to celebrate Maserati’s centenary, each one matched to specific interiors: Blu Inchiostro, Grigio Pietra (with mica providing an interesting metallic effect) and Bianco Birdcage. Nero Carbonio, Bianco Eldorado and Grigio Granito then complete the choice of colours. www.maserati.com/maserati/en/en/index/ models/granturismo/granturismo-mc-stradalecentennial-edition.html

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YAS MARinA CiRCuiT FIRST GRAND PRIX - IN 2009 NUMBER OF LAPS - 55 CIRCUIT LENGTH - 5.554 KM RACE DISTANCE - 305.355 KM LAP RECORD - 1:40.279 BY SEBASTIAN VETTEL (2009)

RACE CALEnDAR Fri 25 – Sun 27 Nov 2016 Practice 1 - Fri 13:00 – 14:30 Practice 2 - Fri 17:00 – 18:30 Practice 3 - Sat 14:00 – 15:00 Qualifying - Sat 17:00 – 18:00 Race - Sun 17:00 – 19:00

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Abu Dhabi is a city on the move. Not content with enjoying one of the world's richest oil reserves, the region has recently thrown itself into a massive programme of development. And one of the jewels in Abu Dhabi's crown is the new 5.55kilometre Yas Marina Circuit, which on November 1, 2009, hosted the country's inaugural Grand Prix. It was also the first F1 twighlight race, with powerful lighting ensuring a seamless transition from day to night.

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Located on the spectacular Yas Island, the track is set to revolutionise the design of future Formula One circuits. Boasting top speeds of 320 km/h and average speeds of 195 km/h, it features nine right turns and 12 le turns and is one of the few venues on the calendar to run in an anti-clockwise direction.

Designed by renowned circuit architect Hermann Tilke, Yas Marina has a waterfront seing scenic enough to rival the likes of Monaco and Valencia. And with the track wrapping itself around the island's glamorous newly-built marina, there's plenty of mooring space for the paddock's plethora of yachts. Its distinctive design also boasts several innovative elements including the iconic five-star, 499-room Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi hotel, which straddles the circuit; the 60-metre solar powered Sun Tower, which offers unrivalled views for invited guests; and a pit lane which sees the cars exit via a tunnel passing under the track.


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Another world ďŹ rst is that all of the grandstands, including the massive hairpin seating area, are covered to protect spectators from the desert sun, whilst the state-of-the-art pit building boasts 40 air-conditioned garages. Luxuriant comforts and ďŹ rst-rate views are clearly the watchwords for Abu Dhabi race goers.

The track itself was designed with racing in mind. As well as the waterside marina area, there are high-speed sections (including the longest straight on the F1 calendar), tight corners for overtaking, and even a twisty street circuit-style sector. Overall, its diverse elements come together to create one of the longest and most demanding tracks in the world, where close and competitive racing is guaranteed.

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Why go? It’s hard to find a more spectacular seing for a Grand Prix than Yas Island, on the eastern side of Abu Dhabi. It’s home to numerous 5-star hotels and the Ferrari Theme Park, and the 5.55kilometre (3.45-mile) Yas Marina Circuit is a suitably glamorous addition to the FIA Formula One World Championship. The track has many unique touches. It runs alongside the island’s spectacular marina; it passes under the new 5-star Yas Viceroy hotel and alongside a new 60-metre sun tower. The exit of the pit lane even crosses under the circuit.

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“It's a very impressive facility and the track layout is fun, so it's a great place," says Williams driver Felipe Massa. "With Ferrari World just around the corner, the race has a strong Ferrari flavour." Away from Yas Island, Abu Dhabi has lots to offer. It’s the largest and wealthiest of the seven United Arab Emirates, with a crude oil supply that isn’t expected to run out until the 22nd century. Unlike some of its neighbours in the Gulf, Abu Dhabi has retained its local traditions and charms, making it an enjoyable and interesting stop-off.


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Did you know? Abu Dhabi is the world’s richest city. The average net worth of the 420,000 permanent citizens is US$17 million. Useful tips With the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix being near the end of the season, the weather conditions are not too extreme. Midday temperatures of between 25-30 degrees can be expected, but the grandstands are all covered - a ďŹ rst for a circuit anywhere in the world - so shade is easy to come by.

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Where to go? Abu Dhabi has a very cosmopolitan feel and there is something for everyone. There’s an eclectic mix of international cuisine to suit all budgets, starting at the Emirates Palace (for a time the world’s most expensive hotel) down to the cafe culture that prevails throughout the Middle East. For traditional Abu Dhabi cuisine, head to the area surrounding the fish market in Abu Dhabi city. There are plenty of other tourist aractions. If you want local culture, why not head to the camel market in Al Ain or the Abu Dhabi falcon hospital. And, of course, there is the aforementioned Ferrari Theme Park, covering 250,000 square metres and featuring a G-Force Tower, driving schools for children and adults, high-tech theatres and lots of cars on display.

From 2012 there'll be even more of an international flavour in Abu Dhabi, with the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first Louvre museum outside France. Where to stay? All the best hotel chains are in Abu Dhabi - and many of them on Yas Island - so you can expect to be looked aer wherever you go. Most of the F1 luminaries stay in the 5-star Yas Viceroy hotel, which is just a short walk from the F1 paddock. But for those looking for more modest surroundings, there are cheaper options available in Abu Dhabi city.


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Extended stay Once you’ve checked out Abu Dhabi city, why not head out into the Rub Al Khali desert, which is known locally as 'The Empty Quarter'. Only a short distance from the city limits, you’ll find yourself surrounded by sand dunes. The town of Al Ain is another popular tourist destination. It’s regarded as the spiritual heart of Abu Dhabi, having been built on seven oases and inhabited for more than 3,000 years. It’s on the Tentative List of World Heritage Sites of UNESCO.

Enthusiasts only There’s plenty to see at Yas Marina Circuit, aside from watching Formula One cars. There’s drag racing and an off-road driving centre, and you can test your own skills at a state-of-the-art kart centre. If you think your technique needs some work, there’s even a driving school for you to aend. www.formula1.com/content/fomwebsite/en/championship/races/2016/Abu_Dha bi.html

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Yas Marina Circuit is an awe-inspiring experience for drivers and spectators alike, with a waterfront seing to rival the likes of Monaco and Singapore. The circuit is straddled by the Yas Viceroy Hotel and also features a 60-metre solar powered Shams Tower and a pit lane, which sees the cars exit via a tunnel passing under the track. Off-track, the entertainment throughout this event shows Abu Dhabi at its most glamorous. Among other things, live concerts featuring performances by major international artists, in the past have included Price, Jay Z, Muse, Beyoncé, Aerosmith, Linkin Park, and Paul McCartney to name a few, as well VIP parties for F1®’s top stars make this the uncontested social and sporting occasion of the year. Mr. Bernie Ecclestone, President of Formula One, has described the Yas Marina Circuit as “one of the most exciting tracks I have ever seen,” high praise for the venue of the first F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which was held on November 1, 2009. From the twisting Singaporestyle street sections to the Monaco-style marina, the Yas Marina Circuit serves up an array of driving challenges for the world’s best drivers. Soak up the action of the Grand Prix from the viewer-friendly grandstands or go for the more luxurious option of the Marina Hotel or alternative VIP hospitality suites doed around the track. You could also opt, with a nautical frame of mind, to view the Grand Prix race from your yacht moored in the iconic Yas Marina.

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FORMULA

YOuR OnE-STOP Run-DOWn OF THE ESS DRivER LinE-uPS MERCEDES Race drivers: Lewis Hamilton & Nico Rosberg Engines: Mercedes FERRARi Race drivers:  Sebastian Veel & Kimi Raikkonen Engines: Ferrari WiLLiAMS Race drivers:  Valeri Boas & Felipe Massa Development driver:  Lance Stroll Engines: Mercedes RED BuLL Race drivers:  Daniel Ricciardo & Daniil Kvyat Reserve driver:  Pierre Gasly Engines:  TAG Heuer-branded Renaults

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FORCE inDiA Race drivers: Nico Hulkenberg & Sergio Perez Development drivers:  Alfonso Celis & Nikita Mazepin Engines: Mercedes LOTuS/REnAuLT Race drivers: Jolyon Palmer & Kevin Magnussen Engines: Renault TORO ROSSO Race drivers:  Max Verstappen & Carlos Sainz Engines: Ferrari (2015 version) SAuBER Race drivers:  Felipe Nasr & Marcus Ericsson Engines: Ferrari


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SEnTiAL DETAiLS FOR THE nEW SEASOn FORTHCOMinG RACE SCHEDuLE McLAREn Race drivers: Fernando Alonso (under contract) & Jenson Buon Reserve driver:  Stoffel Vandoorne Engines: Honda MAnOR Race drivers: To be confirmed Engines: Mercedes HAAS Race drivers:  Romain Grosjean & Esteban Gutierrez Engines: Ferrari

Belgian Grand Prix

28 August

italian Grand Prix

4 September

Singapore Grand Prix

18 September

Malaysia Grand Prix

2 October

Japanese Grand Prix

9 October

united States Grand Prix 23 October Mexican Grand Prix

30 October

Brazilian Grand Prix

13 november

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

27 november

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THE EMBODIMENT OF HARRY WINSTON'S VISIONARY SPIRIT AND DETERMINATION TO EXPLORE NEW DIMENSIONS

HISTOIRE DE TOURBILLON Harry Winston’s Histoire de Tourbillon is a sophisticated collection of limited edition timepieces dedicated to the crasmanship of one of the most revered and complex horological complications. Launched in 2009, each Histoire de Tourbillon underscores Harry Winston’s continued pursuit of excellence in innovation, by presenting the tourbillon in a series of spectacular new forms. Distinct and daring in design, each timepiece features a sophisticated combination of inclined and multiple axes of rotation, and the linking of multiple tourbillon carriages making the Histoire de Tourbillon among the most visually striking and technically sophisticated tourbillons in the world.

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Histoire de Tourbillon 5 The Histoire de Tourbillon series presents a sophisticated collection of limited edition timepieces, dedicated to the crasmanship of one of the most complex horological complications, and demonstrates the House’s continued pursuit of excellence in innovation. Shown for the first time in rose gold, this striking interpretation pares down the design to its absolute essentials, allowing full visibility and focus on the tri-axial tourbillon. Case diameter: 47 mm. Height: 21.7 mm. Sapphire-crystal case-back. Limited edition of 20 pieces

Histoire de Tourbillon 6 The curtain rises on the sixth chapter of Histoire de Tourbillon. This High Watchmaking and High Complication by Harry Winston once again pushes the envelope in both technical sophistication and exclusivity. Its HW4701 caliber is the most complex in the Histoire de Tourbillon series. A genuine first in the history of horology, it combines two independent hour indications: one

regulated by a tri-axial tourbillon and the other by a karussel. Both karrusel and tourbillon operate in a similar manner and feature the same exceptional precision-rating qualities. The impressive white gold case is designed to fit the contours and accompany the technical constraints of a movement distinguished by its unique complexity and construction. Dimensions: 55 x 49mm Limited Edition of 20 pieces

Histoire de Tourbillon 2 The Histoire de Tourbillon series presents a sophisticated collection of limited edition timepieces, dedicated to the crasmanship of one of the most complex horological complications, and demonstrates the House’s continued pursuit of excellence in innovation. The second edition in the series, Histoire de Tourbillon 2, is defined by a dynamic bi-axial flying tourbillon that captures the eye with its intricate construction. Case diameter 48mm. 5 sapphire crystals, 3 sapphire crystal case-back. Limited edition of 20 pieces.

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Richard Mille RM 07-02 Automatic Pink Sapphire Richard Mille’s success is founded upon three crucial elements: the best in technical innovation, the best of artistry and architecture, the best of the heritage and culture of fine watchmaking with hand finishing. From the very inception of the brand, Richard Mille endeavored to apply the techniques and materials found in the most innovative sectors such as in the domains of F1 racing car development and the aerospace industry to watchmaking, with the goal of creating an extreme timepiece, without compromise, without gimmicks.

Case The bezel, caseband and case back of the RM 0702 are made from solid blocks of Pink Sapphire. Sapphire is known as a particularly scratchresistant material with a hardness of 1800 Vickers. Created from crystals of aluminum oxide (Al2O3), its transparency is a result of the purity of composition. Creating a case of this quality took over 40 days of machining, including 430 hours spent pre-forming the case components and 350 hours polishing the caseband/ bezel/case back ensemble. Gems rotor with variable geometry Heavy external outside edge and heavy edge ring in 5N red gold - Ceramic ball bearing This rotor with variable geometry enables winding to be adjusted to the owner’s activity level. Adjusting the two weights, which can be slid sideways into the correct position and fixed in place by spline screws, modifies the seing. Inertia of the movement is optimal when the two weights are closer to each other, and the barrel rewinds more quickly. If the weights are positioned at either end of the rotor, the inertia is considerably reduced, resulting in the barrel winding more slowly. Free sprung balance with variable inertia This type of balance wheel represents the ultimate in innovation. It guarantees greater reliability when subjected to shocks and also during movement assembly and disassembly, hence beer chronometric results over time. The regulator index is eliminated and a more accurate and repeatable adjustment is possible thanks to 4 small adjustable weights located directly on the balance. www.richardmille.com

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak With its steel case, octagonal bezel, “tapisserie” dial and integrated bracelet, the Royal Oak overturned the prevailing codes in 1972 and took its rightful place as a true modern icon. From avant-garde to icon. BEZEL The most iconic aspect of the Royal Oak collection its his recognizable octognal bezel shape bezel aached with eight hexagonal screws. CASE Designing a supremely comfortable and aesthetically pleasing case is an art in itself, involving a highly technical production process. DIAL Beyond the octagonal bezel with eight screws, the trademark dial featuring the “tapisserie” paern particularly makes it stand out from the crowd. www.audemarspiguet.com

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POWER AND CONTRASTS FOR A LEGEND IN MOVEMENT Like a burning fire born of an alliance between gold and titanium, the legendary Golden Bridge Automatic from Corum appears in a whole new light. Contrasts, transparency and an exceptional mechanism combine in this new interpretation of an iconic contemporary Haute Horlogerie model. Beating steadily at its heart is the spectacular and exclusive Corum CO313 caliber with its linear oscillating weight, set off to its best advantage by the metallized sapphire dial. Or what happens when history meets the future. In 1980, a time when conformism and caution were all too prevalent, Corum caused a major ripple in watch industry waters by presenting its Golden Bridge baguee movement. This incredible mechanical caliber defying the laws of horological kinetics had what it takes to go down in history. It did just that and ever since, not content with merely turning heads, it has constantly evolved, proving an ever greater source of fascination in its tourbillon version – and in 2011 with a spectacular automatic development featuring a linear oscillating weight.

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Riding the same innovative momentum that le an indelible imprint on watchmaking almost 35 years ago, Corum now presents a new interpretation of its legendary Golden Bridge.

Combining the gold of a fabled movement with the titanium of a sleek, sophisticated case, the new Golden Bridge Automatic demonstrates the wide range of skills cultivated by Corum. From the mechanical complexity of its exceptional movement to the powerful design of a case in titanium grade 5 with black DLC treatment, the new Golden Bridge is a comprehensive expression of its multiple fields of competence. The new Golden Bridge Automatic in titanium – clad in a contrasting black color that admirably highlights the gold movement – plays the alchemist with the theme of transparency by revealing a subtle architecture. From this 360° transparency when the watch is not worn, it turns opaque once secured to the wrist, which is duly hidden from sight in order to enhance the magic of an exclusive linear mechanism. The secret of this fascinating orchestration lies in a striated metalized decoration on the sapphire crystal case back. This stunningly transparent architecture creates a play on perspectives, alternating hiding or revealing the exterior elements of the watch. Made of gold like the movement itself, the hourmarkers applied on the sapphire dial accentuate the overall depth effect, while the openworked hands lend a light, airy touch.


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Beating at the heart of this fascinating set of optical effects is Corum’s exclusive CO313 caliber, an automatic linear-winding baguee movement. Equipped with a platinum linear oscillating weight along with a slipping spring mechanism, this mechanical masterpiece beats at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) and enjoys a 40hour power reserve. The 194-part movement also features a variable-inertia balance – a guarantee of long-term high precision – and a miniaturized barrel designed to avoid disrupting the resolutely vertical nature of this model. The mainplate and bridges are in 18K red gold, adorned with a finely hand-craed vertical guilloché motif providing a delightful visual accompaniment for the linear motion of the oscillating weight. Reflecting a confident, self-assured nature, the new Corum Golden Bridge Automatic comes on a black crocodile strap fied with a titanium pin buckle bearing the Corum key, and is water-resistant to 30 meters. www.corum.ch/en/collection/bridge

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ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX AFTER-RACE CONCERT YAS MARINA CIRCUIT The lights have turned green and Abu Dhabi is racing to the pinnacle of global entertainment once again with the thrilling programme of events for Yasalam 2016 – the largest city-wide entertainment festival and musical experience run by any international race host city. Now in its seventh year, the Yasalam festival produced and orchestrated by FLASH Entertainment – is set to deliver seven weeks of music, entertainment, health, community and UAE culture celebrations. With a stellar line up of top acts set to perform in the capital again this year, the festival’s evolution will see even more exhilarating performances and unforgeable memories for fans in 2015. FLASH Entertainment continues its commitment to providing a 360-degree entertainment experience with the return of The Village before and aer the race concerts end at du Arena. Delectable food, local cuing-edge bands, DJS and performances by the winners of the Emerging Talent Competition and several activities will be open ahead of the concerts to keep the energy straight from the track.

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FLASH Entertainment brings the most diverse line-up of major acts to perform live in the heart of the city - on Thursday November 26 at the Abu Dhabi Corniche Prince of Philippine rock Bamboo will get the party started alongside Emirati talent Fayez Al Saeed - as part of the UAE’s biggest free music festival, Volkswagen Beats on The Beach. Grammy-nominated rapper J.Cole will be joined by the Lebanese king of romance, Wael Kfoury, as well as UAE star Omar Al Marzoouqi to set the sand dance in motion on Friday, November 27. Bringing the party home in style, Saturday, November 28, will feature superstars Faithless in a very special show, along with an abundance of regional talent with songstress Arwa and the queen of Arabic hip-hop, Malikah. Local talent from across the Emirates, including multi-instrumentalist Tim Hassall and his band ‘Bridge Incident’ and rockers Point of View, will make their Beats debut alongside the winner of the inaugural Emerging Talent Competition.


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Rihanna The baddest girl out of Barbados, Rihanna, will perform on Sunday, November 27th. Performing in Abu Dhabi as the only Middle East date on her ‘ANTI WORLD TOUR’, the modern icon of music, fashion and entertainment, Rihanna, continues to break records and set trends with her musical style and intrinsic collaborative genius. The top-selling digital artist of all time and with 54 million albums sold, the fan love is in no shortage and sure to follow the 8-time Grammy Award winning performer as she greets the Yasalam Aer-Race crowd in Abu Dhabi. This event is exclusive to #AbuDhabiGP ticket holders. You can purchase your F1 tickets at www.yasmarinacircuit.com

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The Chemical Brothers Kicking off the weekend in top electric style is legendary duo The Chemical Brothers brought to you by du Live! on Friday, November 25th. World-renowned legends of electronic music will take to the du Arena stage for fans to witness how they have redefined the idea of live electronic music over the past two decades. Composed of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, the duo’s synergy has driven their musical ascent from dark, London nightclubs into one of the most in-demand festival headline sets in the world.

Four time Grammy award winners, their infectious anthems have also garnered a Brit Award and MTV Europe Music Award. Added to their accolades are six number one albums and 13 top 20 singles. Known for producing an unmatched live experience, race ticket holders are sure to enjoy the weekend with a visually stunning, full live performance. This event is exclusive to #AbuDhabiGP ticket holders. You can purchase your F1 tickets at www.yasmarinacircuit.com

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Yasalam – Aer Race Concerts An Arabic night kick starts the 7th annual Yasalam Aer-Race Concerts at the du Arena, Yas Island on Thursday, November 26. DJ Said Mrad – the guru of Arabian electronic dance music, Fares Karam – traditional Lebanese and Dabke star, Aryam – the Emirati songstress and Cheb Khaled – world music icon and pioneer, who propelled Arabic music onto the global scene will entertain race aendees and fans. Renowned for his powerful vocals and mesmerizing on-stage displays, Enrique Iglesias will exhilarate the du Arena on Friday, November 27 with scintillating pop and dance anthems, such as Do You Know and Tonight.

On Saturday,November 28, Florence + The Machine will fill the du Arena with awe-inspiring vocals and powerful rhythms. Florence and her band have hit the music scene with a raw and exciting sound that pulls in fans from across all genres. On November 29, the Aer-Race Concerts will bring a grand finale to the racing weekend. One of the most successful British bands of the last two decades, Blur are back with their UK No, 1 album ‘The Magic Whip’ and will take the stage in the du Arena on Sunday night.

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YAS MALL

HOME TO 2.5 MILLION SQ FT OF RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT AT THE HEART OF YAS ISLAND, ABU DHABI.

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Yas Mall is Abu Dhabi’s must visit, vibrant getaway shopping experience for every day, where everyone belongs. The experiential shopping destination, offers three floors of exciting, leading international and regional retail and restaurant brands, a 20

screen state-of-the-art cinema operated by VOX Cinemas and a family entertainment zone by Funworks. With engaging activities for family and friends, it is a great fun day out for everyone.

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Located at the heart of the dynamic Yas Island, 20 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and just 10 minutes from the Abu Dhabi International airport, Yas Mall serves as a gateway destination offering an unparalleled retail experience to local residents, tourists and international guests. The wellconnected mall is accessible, easy to navigate and

boasts proactive customer service. Offering fashion, entertainment and dining, all under one roof, Yas Mall serves as a contemporary destination of wide avenues, all leading to a spacious and light social hub, an urban oasis known as Town Square. www.yasmall.ae

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LUXURY GOLF

YAS LINKS

GOLF CLUB Originally built as a convent in 1621, the Sofitel Santa Clara hotel is a landmark nestled in the heart of Cartagena de Indias.

A perfect blend of vintage and contemporary, striking a balance between art and beauty to accommodate modernity and technology in unique surroundings.

Its walls, which acted as a defensive shield in the past, blend in with colonial balconies and republican buildings that evoke the splendor of bygone eras.In recognition of its cultural and architectural riches, the fortified city, with its castles and bastions, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.

THE FIRST LINKS GOLF COURSE IN THE MIDDLE EAST Each detail tells a story.122 rooms, including 19 REGION. THE FIRST DESIGNED BY KYLE PHILLIPS, ONEfor up to suites, 6 meeting rooms with capacity 300COURSE people in the auditorium and equipped with OF THE WORLD’S LEADING GOLF DESIGNERS. the latest technology for events and THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE THE conventions.The Sofitel Santa Clara hotel offers UNIQUE TRADITIONS OF THE GAME. the perfect combination of age-old tradition, local

In 1995, aer significant efforts, the Sofitel Cartagena Santa Clara opened its doors as a luxurious hotel bursting with history, magic and impressive anecdotes.

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hospitality and French luxury.With its blend of colonial architecture and modern comforts, the hotel offers comfortable rooms, personalized service, gourmet cuisine, a first-class spa, meeting rooms and cuing-edge technology for events, conventions and weddings 123 rooms including 17 suites


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An eighteen-hole course, a nine-hole academy course, clubhouse, golf academy and floodlit practice facilities, set against dramatic views of the Arabian Gulf—the course combines unparalleled visual glory with the thrill of golf’s ultimate test.

The Club "A course that will enhance both your game & your senses" Yas Links Abu Dhabi, the first Links golf course in the Middle East's, where noble heritage combines with stunning surroundings to enrich both your game and your senses in a truly unique environment. An eighteen-hole course, a nine-hole academy course, clubhouse. Golf Academy and floodlit practice facilities, set against dramatic views of the Arabian Gulf - the course combines unparalleled visual glory with the thrill of golf's ultimate test. Yas Links presents the kind of challenges golfers the world over dream about.

"Yas Links Abu Dhabi. A true course. A real club." A competitive spirit and honourable history are the hallmarks of all great golf clubs. At Yas Links Abu Dhabi we have combined these two qualities with some of the finest facilities in the region to produce a truly remarkable club. And that's what we are, a club, the latest in the long and distinguished history of Links golf, but the first true Links course in the region. From the moment we conceptualized this course respect has been paid to the game in this form, the land that we have enriched, and the vision that it is part of. Through the traditions of this great game, the passion of what we have created and the enthusiasm in everything we do, we have created a course and a club that will enrich your lives at every turn. We are proud to bring the noble heritage of the traditional Links experience to Yas Island, a course that combines unparalleled visual glory with the thrill of golf's ultimate test.

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The Architect

Facilities

Kyle Phillips is a name that has become synonymous with great Links Golf Course architecture around the globe and his designs for Yas Links Abu Dhabi will only serve to enhance that reputation. With more than twenty five (25) years design experience across the world, he has earned a reputation for developing creative design solutions in response to a variety of environmental and planning issues. Nowhere has this dedication to tradition been beer exemplified than the first true Links course in the UAE.

While the Yas Links course has been designed to improve your enjoyment of the game, the Clubhouse boasts facilities that will improve your lifestyle.

Other examples of Kyle Phillips design philosophy include The Gove, London, UK, Dundonald – Loch Lomond Golf Club, Troon, and Kingsbarns Golf Links, St. Andrews. "History may well come to regard Phillips as the inspiration for the 'natural' school of golf course architecture in that his creations give the impression that they have been laying dormant for centuries just waiting to be discovered." - Golf Management Europe

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Take a dip in our signature infinity pool. With views of the vibrant Yas coastline and the redemptive qualities of the cool sea breezes, it is an experience that will help you unwind at any time of the day. Relax in our huge state of the art steam rooms, in either of the changing rooms, that combine the latest in spacious seating and stretching areas with lights and aromas that will help you reach the deepest knot in your body. Or soak in the individual experience showers located in your changing room. Water therapy at its most beneficial, these showers produce a holistic experience through power, heat and lighting that will allow you to ease any strains that you might have picked up on, or off, the course.


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The Pro Shop A course such as this deserves to be played with the finest equipment. We provide a wide variety of merchandise that fits the tastes of our members, guests and visitors. We aim to provide unparalleled customer service of the highest level. We strive to give members, guests and visitors alike a friendly and informative welcome to one of the finest Links courses in the world. All of the latest brands and collections can be found in the shop. Whether it be a smart new look or some extra distance on your drive Yas Links Pro Shop guarantees to enrich your golf game. The Links Course "Yas Links presents the kind of challenges golfers the world over dream about." A course that will test professionals, enthrall amateurs and excite beginners. A course that honours the traditions of the game, demands respect, yet offers so much. A course that celebrates the best in Links design, utilizes the unique weather conditions and complements its natural surroundings. A course that blends the latest in techniques and technology with the

timeless traditions of the game. A course that is ready to be played, enjoyed and discovered by you. Unique in style, in design, in character, with a personality derived from nature, location and history…this is a golfing challenge for the purist, a truly authentic adventure of the senses. Yas Links is memorable in every way. Hickory's Restaurant If informality is what you crave, Hickory's sports bar serves up the answers. A place where members can unwind and indulge at their leisure in a relaxing environment. Hearty fare, live sports on demand, regular events and entertainment - an essential ingredient for any members clubhouse and one of the focal points of ours. Succulent steaks... wonderful wood-fired pizzas... warming pies... it's comfort food with class. Views over the golf course and a totally original design to help you meet and eat morning, noon or night. The ideal place to swap stories aer a round of golf, to start your day with breakfast, or take stock of the day. www.yaslinks.com

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MCLAREN 65 The McLaren 650S is the world’s most versatile supercar, and the Spider takes that one step further with a retractable hardtop that retains the McLaren 650S’s breathtaking dynamics while opening you up to a whole new dimension of driving enjoyment. Accelerate at low revs and you’ll feel its turbocharged pull. The mid-range will slam you back in your seat. You’ll love it because it looks gorgeous, but it took hundreds of hours of advanced computational fluid dynamics, weeks of wind-tunnel testing and an obsession with perfection to create the breathtaking contours of the McLaren 650S Spider. The result is beautiful bodywork that just happens to help your lap time. Proactive Chassis Control (PCC) gives you the best of both worlds, from supple suspension in town to roll-free cornering on the racetrack for ultimate exhilaration.

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Every curve, every crease, every intake, every millimetre of the McLaren 650S Spider is honed to make you swoon as well as improve aerodynamic performance.

Every time you approach your McLaren 650S Spider, you’ll feel the same tingle of excitement. Every panel, every surface, every detail has been painstakingly designed to look just as good whether the roof is up or down.


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INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY UNCOMPROMISED PERFORMANCE.

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YAS WATERWOR

VIP WATER PARKS Cementing itself as a favourite entertainment destination in the region, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi saw guests flock to the park throughout its third year of operations to enjoy its world’s first offerings. The unique Emirati-themed waterpark celebrates three years of success by reflecting back on key milestones and achievements in 2015, while looking forward to a fun-tastic year ahead for local, regional and international visitors.

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Further bringing the iconic Emirati theme of the park to life, new aractions through Legendary Adventures were launched giving visitors a true sense of Arabia. The ever-so-popular Ladies Night that took a glamorous twist in 2015 and the return of the park’s popular Resident Offer were key elements to the year’s success. Furthermore, 2015 also saw Team UAE clinching the World Flowboarding Championships for the second year in a row, with the world-renowned event being hosted at Yas Waterworld for the third consecutive year.


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CREATING A TRULY LEGENDARY EMIRATI ADVENTURE: YAS WATERWORLD’S SPLASHINGLY SUCCESSFUL JOURNEY THE WORLD’S ONLY EMIRATI THEMED WATERPARK CELEBRATES THREE YEARS SINCE ITS LAUNCH AND LOOKS FORWARD TO A FUN-FILLED 2016

The third anniversary of Yas Waterworld is the perfect way to kick-start a new year of celebrations, events, offers and announcements for visitors looking for a fun day out. Guests are invited to begin the year on an enjoyable note with the popular Yalla Friends 4-for-3 online offer now set to continue throughout the year, as well as the Resident and Annual Passes offers being available for a limited time in early 2016.

“Our world-class offering and thrilling rides, slides and aractions have been instrumental in establishing us as a preferred family-friendly destination in the UAE and the GCC region. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our guests who have been part of our amazing journey for the past three years, and look forward to welcoming new and returning visitors as we announce some more exciting news later this year!”

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LUXURY CRYSTAL

LALIQUE Révélation Bacchantes vase

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Limited edition (99 pieces), clear crystal • €60,00.00 Produced by the lost wax technique, the Revelation Bacchantes Vase appears as if a Bacchantes Vase is suspended in a cube of crystal. A very difficult piece to produce, the Revelation Bacchantes Vase requires several weeks to be completed by the talented and devoted artisans of Lalique. In 1927, René Lalique’s boundless imagination and creative genius led to the creation of the Bacchantes Vase. Young priestesses of Bacchus dance around the vase showing their beauty and curves. A work of unparallelled beauty, splendor and sensuality, this vase has become a lasting symbol of Lalique’s celebrated style. The use of satin and clear finishes on the vase bring life and movement to this exceptional piece of art. Dimensions: H 10.43" x L 9.06" x W 9.06" (H 26,5 cm x L 23 cm x W 23 cm) Weight: 81.57 lbs (37 kg) Limited edition of 99 pieces, piece delivered with a certificate of authenticity mentioning its number Handcraed in France www.lalique.com/en/catalog/decorative-items/vases/revelationbacchantes-vase

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Limited edition (88 pieces), amber crystal • €39,000.00 Lalique celebrates the Tianlong Dragon, symbol of strength, wealth and life through the Tianlong Black Vase. The vase is produced as a limited edition of 88 pieces to honor the number 8, believed to bring good luck in the Asian culture. Entirely fashioned by hand, this vase requires great artistic and technical mastery. To create this outstanding work of art, the Lalique artisans use their exclusive process of double-injection. The center of the vase is open and clear as the majestic black dragon surrounds it. The scales adorning the dragon's body and the open spaces inside its shape help define the body of the dragon bringing it magically to life. Dimensions: H 10.82" x D 11.81" (H 27,5 cm x D 30 cm) Weight: 33.07 lbs (15 kg) Limited edition of 88 pieces, piece delivered with a certificate of authenticity mentioning its number Handcraed in France

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Poissons Fountain Clear crystal • €149,000.00

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In order to participate in the fashioning of this exceptional artwork, a crasman must have received the distinction of Best Crasmen of France. Successfully bringing together talent, timing and temperature, six dedicated glass masters combine an exceptional mastery of modern technique and traditional skill throughout the complex process involved in craing these luxurious pieces. In the hot glass workshops, it takes eight to ten weeks of handwork to cra each of the eight legs, starting from 18 kg of crystal.

In 1991, this magnificent creation was presented to the public by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris at an exhibition to pay homage to the genius of René Lalique. Dimensions: H 38.11" x D 46.85" (H 96,8 cm x D 119 cm) Weight: 793.66 lbs (360 kg) Handcraed in France Designed by René Lalique, 1937

Orgue Chandelier Clear crystal, chrome finish, large size (119 crystals) €69,000.00

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In 1937 René Lalique designed a fountain for the entrance to the Pavillon of Ceramic and Glass at the Exposition International des Arts et Techniques, showing a fish leaping from a pool of pearls.

Dimensions with table top: H 30.07" x L 74.80" or 98.43" x W 62.99" or 66.93" (H 76,4 cm x L 190 cm or 250 cm x W 160 cm or 170 cm) Weight without table top: 606.27 lbs (275 kg) Table delivered without table top Handcraed in France

Designed by Studio Andrée Putman for Lalique, the ORGUE lighting collection is both timeless and contemporary. Composed of chandeliers, wall-sconces and lamps, the collection presents modern and elegant lines highlighted by the purity and brilliance of crystal. It was born from the passion for beauty, the search for excellence, and the will to combine the talent and expertise of our glass-masters with the grand creativity of a Studio of international fame.

Cactus Table

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The ORGUE collection evokes nostalgia for simple and pure lines, such as those that characterize the 1930’s while being resolutely contemporary: associated with the new possibilities that LED offers, the crystal of these chandeliers produce the effect of a rain shower of light.

Rectangular table, clear crystal • €135,000.00 Designed in 1951, the Cactus table seamlessly blends into the most creative interior design spaces: sublime crystal in prolific magnificence. The crystal volutes follow the rhythm of light, drowning the eye in its depths.

Dimensions: H 19.57" x D 44.69" (H 49,7 cm x D 113,5 cm) Weight: 116.84 lbs (53 kg) Minimum drop: 22.83" (75 cm) One hundred nineteen LED bulbs Gradable with remote control Handcraed in France

This majestic table embodies the creative genius and unique expertise of the glass masters.

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FLYING ACES SET TO TAKE-OFF AT

FERRARI LUXURY THEME PARKS

RECORD BREAKING ROLLER COASTER, FLYING ACES, ACCLAIMED FOR HAVING THE WORLD’S TALLEST LOOP AND STEEPEST STARTING HILL INCLINATION, IS SET TO LAUNCH DURING THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2016

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is set to welcome thrill seekers from around the world onboard its record breaking roller coaster Flying Aces. The first of many surprises to be unveiled as part of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s expansion, Flying Aces, is set to take guests to speeds up to 120kmph along a 1.5km track featuring a 52 meter (170) tall loop and a 51 degree steep li. The architectural masterpiece will offer extreme gravity defying flight acrobatics that include a non-inverted loop, down flips and plenty of airtime. Commenting on the launch, Jesse Vargas, General Manager at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi said: “The groundbreaking engineering and technologies behind this bi-plane coaster will give guests the

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thrill of their lives. We have completed 50 per cent of the construction of Flying Aces and are simultaneously working on other rides and aractions to launch in 2016. We have made a complex roller coaster emerge under our red roof in less than a year, an amazing achievement, especially when we take into consideration that most other theme parks take approximately 3 years to deliver a similar feat.” Due to its exceptional thrill features and strong connection to Ferrari’s heritage, the first plane themed coaster is also the first of five major rides & aractions to be launched as part of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s massive expansion. Already home to the world’s fastest roller coaster ‘Formula Rossa’, the bi-plane themed coaster represents the latest addition to the Park’s offering. Flying Aces brings to life the story behind Ferrari’s Cavallino logo, inspired by Italy’s ‘ace of aces’ Count Francesco Baracca. Count Baracca was a famous Italian aviator in the 1900’s and his legendary Prancing Horse emblem was inherited by Enzo Ferrari for good luck.

hasn’t been a theme park that has been adding to its offerings at the pace we are seing. The amount we have invested in our expansion is roughly the same it would cost to open a new Park. We are confident that the new rides and aractions will satisfy our guests thirst for family excitement and white knuckle thrills.” The Park recently launched Karting Academy for guests to challenge one another in electric powered go karts, and for the lile champs, an allnew Junior Training Camp has been enhanced with a so play area and a winning mix of climbing activities. In addition, guests finally have the chance to drive the dream aboard a Ferrari California with the brand new Driving Experience, offered for the first time in a theme park. www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com

In 2014, the Park revealed to the world its extraordinary expansion plans that will add more rides and aractions to appeal to guests of all ages. The innovative offerings are expected to increase the Park’s overall capacity by 40 percent, reduce waiting time and enhancing the overall guest’s experience. In regards to the expansion, Jesse added: “We are very proud of our expansion’s progress to date and how close we are to achieving our goal. There

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LUXURY NIGHTS

WHEN WORK LETS OUT, ONE WILL FIND VARIOUS SEGMENTS OF THE EXPAT COMMUNITY GATHERED AROUND THE LOCAL HOTEL BARS (LIQUOR LICENCES ARE A MUST). FROM CHIC TO OLD SCHOOL, THERE ARE PLENTY OF WATERING HOLES ON OFFER.

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AMPM

Captain's Arms

The AMPM is a very famous bar in Abu Dhabi, located at the Intercontinental hotel. Just a mile away from Marina hall, this English style bar is a great place to have a drink. The bar opens at 5:00 p.m. and closes around 2:00 a.m. The mouth – watering delicacies are accompanied by live music. This is probably the most happening place in Abu Dhabi, which is also very popular amongst the youth.

The bar is located in the famous Le Meridian Hotel, which also has a very popular nightclub called Al Birkeh. Situated in the vicinity of major tourist aractions of Abu Dhabi like Abu Dhabi Mall and Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation, Captain's Arms is famous for its service and atmosphere. It is also popular with expatriates who enjoy cheap drinks during happy hours.

Address: InterContinental hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2 666 6888 www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/ab u-dhabi/auhha/hoteldetail

Address: Le Meridien, Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2 644 6666 www.captainsarms-abudhabi.com


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ABU DHABI NIGHTLIFE FOR LADIES, EVERY EVENING OF THE WEEK IS AN OCCASION TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF AN ABU DHABI NIGHTLIFE STAPLE "LADIES NIGHTS". FOR THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN SHISHA AND A BEER, THERE ARE ALSO PLENTY OF OPTIONS. Chequers

The Colosseum

Chequers is an in-house bar and nightclub in Al Diar Sands Hotel. It is the place for a sizzling night in Abu Dhabi. Dance to the rocking music or just enjoy exquisite wines in a wonderfully decorated bar.

The Colosseum is one of the famous Abu Dhabi’s hotspots, with a young multicultural crowd. It is a place where you can listen and dance to all the latest hits, which are played out by a regular DJ. It is a Roman style nightclub where ladies usually get in free and drinks are reasonably priced.

Address: Al Diar Sands Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2 615 6666

Address: Abu Dhabi Marina, Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2 644 0300

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Havana Club

Jazz Bar

Located in the luxurious Emirates Palace, this bar/club offers the same standard of exclusiveness. The bar area is a lot livelier, as it is usually filled with a younger crowd, but at the edges of the venue there are comfortable leather armchairs where the older generation can unwind in, whilst enjoying a vintage brandy or even perhaps a fine Cuban cigar.

This place is more popular with the sophisticated drinkers who can afford to pay a lile more for a classier atmosphere. The live band is one of the best in the city. The venue can get very busy and you cannot pre book tables so if you do not want to get disappointed arrive lile early.

Address: Emirates Palace, Al Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 02 690 9000 www.kempinski.com/en/abudhabi/emiratespalace/.../havana-club

Address: Hilton Abu Dhabi, Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2 681 1900 www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/uae/hilton-abudhabi.../dining/index.html

Le Gauloises Club Address: Le Meridien Hotel,Al Meena, Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2 644 6666 www.lemeridienabudhabi.com

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Black Pearl

Trader vic’s

Our exclusive piano bar features an amazing, translucent “under-lit-optic” glass bar, which is a work of art in itself. Intimate and relaxed, with stunning views of the pool and Arabian Gulf beyond, this elegant and unique Abu Dhabi nightlife spot is the ideal spot to relax before or aer dinner.

Trader Vic's is a Polynesian restaurant and bar which specializes in Island cuisine and tropical cocktails in an exotic atmosphere. Island cuisine is a mixture of French, Creole and Chinese and is mostly found on tropical islands.

Address: Al Raha Beach Hotel,Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2 508 0492 www.alrahabeach.danathotels.com/en/blackpearl.html

vincent Address: Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2 621 0000 www.crowneplaza.com/Abu_Dhabi

The atmosphere is supported by Latin American rhythms that will set the mood with lively songs. The restaurant features an à la carte menu, a vegetarian menu, a set menu, a bar snack menu and a cocktail menu. Address: Beach Rotana,Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2 697 9115 tradervics.com/locations/abu-dhabi/

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SANAD ABU DHABI FILM FUND

SANAD is the Development and Post-Production Fund of twofour54, providing talented Arab filmmakers with meaningful support towards the development or completion of their narrative and documentary feature-length films.

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SANAD seeks out bold and remarkable projects from both new and established filmmakers with the aim of encouraging intercultural dialogue and artistic innovation, while building stronger networks within the region’s film industry.


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SANAD also offers year-round support and publicity to grantees and their selected projects to help filmmakers connect with potential partners, further funding opportunities and audiences.

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SAADIYAT MEMBERSHIP

As a member, our one-of-a-kind club becomes yours. Bask in the warm glow of the sun, take a dip in the refreshing and picturesque pool or treat yourself to a tasty bite at one of our signature restaurants. Come in and make yourself at home, as oen as you’d like.

Beach Escape to another world at our natural beach and laze around in your private cocoon of peace and calm.

Pool One of the first things you’ll notice when you enter Saadiyat Beach Club is the stunning outdoor 650 square metre, chilled pool. Surrounded by private cabanas that seem to float magically above the shimmering water like miniature islands, the pool is a sight for sore eyes.

Whether you’re in the mood for a lounger or a beach cabana, pick your spot for the day around a breezy

Enjoy a deliciously cool drink while you lounge and let the friendly service take care of all your needs.

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shore. If you’re lucky you might see some dolphins playing in the bay or even turtles, as the club is part of a protected habitat where Hawksbill turtles have nested for countless years. The 9km stretch of beach on Saadiyat Island has been certified Blue Flag eco label since October 2013.


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Spa Soothe away the cares of the day at the Spa, a treat for your body, mind and senses. Indulge in the relaxing treatments and beauty therapies and discover how a peaceful pampering can work wonders.

The best part is that you can measure how much fier you are becoming with every session. Our stateof-the-art Technogym® and cardio-monitoring equipment (each with individual TVs and media players) will give you accurate results.

RESTAURANTS Whether you’re enjoying a nice hot Jacuzzi, an invigorating sauna, a session in a steam room or plunge pool, you’ll emerge feeling and looking like a whole new you. Workout Get in shape at The Workout Room and enjoy a beautiful view while you’re at it. With our 257 square metre space with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the gardens and the beach, you’ll start to feel beer, simply by being there. Our personal trainers will work with you to design fitness or wellness programmes suited to your needs. And of course they’ll be there to encourage you and help you achieve your goals, whether you go for private or group sessions, or even a boot camp.

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Safina Dine in style and enjoy delicious Mediterranean cuisine at Safina, where expert chefs create culinary specialties inspired by the French and Italian Rivieras and the Levant. Take a bite of mouth-wateringly fresh fish and many other delights at this memorable spot. At Safina, you’re surrounded by wiy and uniquely decorated interiors. Whether you’re coming with a large group of friends or if you’re in the mood for a quiet, romantic dinner, we’ll find you the perfect table. Safina is also a trendy spot for your Friday brunch in the company of family and friends. Indoor or al fresco on the sun shaded terrace, enjoy a delightful foodie experience as you feast on expertly


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prepared dishes including mouthwatering live BBQ grills, live cooking and Asian corner, a seafood spread and a cheese bar. An array of tempting desserts will provide a sweet conclusion to your meal. Get ready to please your eyes and palate! Safina also offer a special kids’ brunch with a dedicated area and buffet for the lile ones. Kids will be entertained with a fun packed schedule of activities for all ages including face painting, games, arts and cra, and much more. De La Costa Enjoy a refreshing beverage with some light snacks and conversation in the classic De La Costa. We’ll seat you underneath a sun-shaded veranda, where you can hear birds sing and laughter ring. Once the sun goes down, the place changes. De La Costa becomes the perfect spot for your night out with friends. Create new memories and get inspired with our regular live events. Dance, sing and socialise at Saadiyat Beach Club’s liveliest venue.

Cabana9 Feel the sunshine on your skin as you delight in icy drinks and delicious snacks. Watch the Arabian Sea roll in and out, tap your feet to the music, forget the cares of the world. Before you know it, the sky will turn orange and the stars will come out to play. Welcome to Cabana9, our indoor/terrace pool bar. Stylishly lazy by day. Beautifully chic by night.

LIBRARY LOUNGE When you need some peace and calm, the Library Lounge is your ideal quiet members-only retreat. It’s the place to unwind with friends over some mellow conversation and relaxing drinks. You’ll find the décor is understated yet unique, with lots of interesting and artistic objects seing the mood for geing lost in your thoughts. www.saadiyatbeachclub.ae

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SAADIYAT GOL 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. 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.

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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.


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SAADIYAT BEACH GOLF CLUB, WITH ITS GARY PLAYER DESIGNED COURSE FEATURING 18 HOLES, IS ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST CAPTIVATING GOLFING PROJECTS.

AT BEACH LF CLUB Saadiyat Beach Golf Club has been designed to accommodate all golfers and offers 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 staff. 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.

TROON GOLF Headquartered in Scosdale, Arizona, with international offices in Japan, Australia, The United Arab Emirates & Switzerland, Troon Golf is the world's leading luxury-brand golf management, development and marketing company. The company’s passionate dedication to quality inspires its daily-fee, resort, and private golf experiences, in 24 countries making it the world's largest operator. Additionally, 38 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international golf/travel publications. www.sbgolfclub.ae www.troongolf.com

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SAADIYAT SAADIYAT – ONE ISLAND, MANY MASTERPIECES Saadiyat is a natural island alongside Abu Dhabi’s coast and is a place set to become home to iconic cultural institutions. Unprecedented in scale and scope the museums, which are designed by Pritzker Prize winners in the island’s Cultural District, are set for completion starting with Louvre Abu Dhabi, followed by Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. Visitors and residents are already enjoying a unique lifestyle on Saadiyat, with the island featuring a wide range of developments reflecting hospitality, leisure, education, business and retail. Saadiyat, which covers 27 square kilometres and is 10 minutes away from downtown Abu Dhabi, will eventually be home to 145,000 people. Saadiyat is being developed by Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), an

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independent company of which Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is the sole shareholder. Just 500m off the coast of Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island is poised to become a truly special place. A timeless place born out of collective inspiration, Saadiyat Island will be a destination experience of rich depth and diversity. In its essence Saadiyat Island is a multi-faceted island destination offering a great variety of aractions to many different people. A buzzing business hub for international commerce; a relaxed waterfront home for residents; a cultural magnet for arts aficionados; the home of dazzling Architectural icons; a pristine beachfront tourism destination and a focal point for compelling sporting experiences. It will also be the only place in the world to house architecture designed by five individual Pritzker Prize winners. Saadiyat Island will be an irresistible magnet aracting the world to Abu Dhabi- and taking Abu Dhabi to the world.


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T ISLAND Undoubtedly Saadiyat Island's most talked-about asset, Saadiyat Cultural District is a shining beacon on the international arts and culture horizon. With its blend of global art and stunning architectural icons, Saadiyat Cultural District will fuel the imagination, foster interaction, and encourage people of all backgrounds to embrace a common bond of creativity. The Foster + Partners designed Zayed National Museum will honour the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and will provide a new source of inspiration to the world. Frank Gehry's stunning conical shapes form the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, which will house a spectrum of modern and contemporary works. The spectacular dome of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, designed by Jean Nouvel, will house a broad historical and geographical canvas with thematic exhibitions and special programmes. The Performing Arts Centre, designed by Zaha Hadid, will be a hub of cuî…&#x;ingedge theatre, music and dance from around the

world whilst Tadao Ando's Maritime Museum will pay tribute to the nation's sea-faring history. Saadiyat Cultural District are wholly commiî…&#x;ed to developing and sustaining world-class artistic programmes within Abu Dhabi, with the primary aim of making the UAE capital a regional and international hub for culture and the arts, in line with the Abu Dhabi Government's vision. The programmes are aimed to encourage appreciation and foster understanding of the arts within the local community as well as showcasing the work of local artists and nurturing UAE talent in the lead up to the opening of the Saadiyat Island Cultural District. www.saadiyat.ae

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THE MUSEUM AMONG MUSEUMS – LOUVRE ABU DHABI Heir to the century of Enlightenment and the French Revolution, Musée du Louvre stands since as the "museum among museums”; as such its name is a synonym of excellence in the museum field. Musée du Louvre was created in 1793 in Paris, and it is one of the oldest and largest museums. The museum hosts 35,000 works of art drawn from eight departments; Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Near Eastern Antiquities, Egyptian Antiquities, Islamic Art, Paintings, Sculptures, Decorative Arts, Prints and Drawings. The museum's collection covers history of mankind from antiquity to 1848. A museum for all by virtue of the sheer variety of its collection, Musée du Louvre further highlights its universal reach via diversity of its 10 million annual visitors and an ongoing effort to make

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contact with the widest possible French and international audience. Musée du Louvre is commied to share its name and values with Abu Dhabi through an exceptional and innovative project, based on the transfer of centuries-old experience and expertise in museum management and curatorship.

Wandering in the museum The central display will be concentrated with relevant and revealing works lining one unique path – the principal route via which visitors will navigate their way through the museum. The journey proceeds chronologically with different civilisations developing in parallel as visitors move forward on a journey through time. This display features four major periods: Archaeology and Birth of Civilisation; Medieval Days and Birth of Islam; Classical Period from Humanism to


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Enlightenment; and Modern and Contemporary Art, starting at the end of the 18th century. Visitors will be invited to study the works themselves, compare them, and delight in their unique qualities and meanings. A variety of textual and multimedia resources in multiple languages will place artworks in context, explain where they come from and relate rich histories of the objects and artworks. The central display will be complemented by a full programme of temporary exhibitions. These will amplify the message of the museum’s galleries, inviting cultural loans and exchange from institutions all over the world. www.louvreabudhabi.ae

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SAADIYAT ISLAND GUGGENHEIM ABU DHABI Currently in development The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will be a preeminent platform for contemporary art and culture that presents the most important artistic achievements of our time. From its location in the Middle East—a central axis between Europe, Asia, and Africa—the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will contribute to a more inclusive and expansive view of art history that emphasizes the convergence of local, regional, and international sources of creative inspiration rather than geography or nationality. At the same time, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will acknowledge and celebrate the specific identity derived from the cultural traditions of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates, as well as other countries in the Middle East. The museum’s collection will encompass art in all mediums produced around the world from the 1960s to the present day, and will be a catalyst for

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scholarship in a variety of fields, chief among them the history of art in the Middle East in the 20th and 21st centuries. A dynamic program of changing exhibitions will explore common themes and affinities among the work of artists across time and place. Commissions created specifically for the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi collection will reinforce the museum’s commitment to working with artists and supporting contemporary artistic production. Architecture The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, designed by Frank Gehry, is an experiment in inventive 21st-century museum design. The building defines a new approach to the museum visitor experience and presents an innovative vision for viewing contemporary art in the context of a desert landscape. Currently under development, the new museum will be situated on a peninsula at the northwestern tip of Saadiyat Island adjacent to Abu Dhabi in the


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United Arab Emirates. Surrounded on three sides by the gleaming waters of the Persian Gulf, the building site also serves as a manmade breakwater configured to protect the island’s pristine north beach zone. Inspired by expansive industrial studio spaces, the museum design reflects the large scale at which many contemporary artists work, and presents new gallery layouts unlike conventional museum spaces. Clusters of galleries in varying heights, shapes, and character, allow for curatorial flexibility in organizing exhibitions at dimensions that have not previously existed. Evolving from several main cues, clusters of galleries connected by catwalks center around a covered courtyard. Additional vertical clusters of galleries pile on top of the central circulation creating a combination of vertical and horizontal spaces for exhibition organization. The design also incorporates sustainable elements appropriate for the region, including natural cooling and ventilation of covered courtyards derived from the concept of traditional wind towers found throughout the Middle East. www.guggenheim.org

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The National Museum of the UAE, telling the story of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, his unification of the United Arab Emirates, the history of the region and its cultural connections across the world.

The Falconry and Conservation Gallery will focus on Sheikh Zayed’s appreciation of the natural world, its conservation and preservation, as well as his passion for falconry. Originally developed as a means for surviving in the desert, falconry has evolved into a mean of life.

On entering the Zayed National Museum, visitors will embark on a compelling journey into the culture and history of the UAE, and the story of Sheikh Zayed – the UAE’s father and continual source of inspiration.

The Sheikh Zayed Library encourages visitors to take their learning about Sheikh Zayed and the UAE a step further. In the library visitors will be able to examine historical and cultural sources and explore various interactive media.

Sheikh Zayed: Life and Times is the museum’s core gallery, tracing the life story of Sheikh Zayed and his unification of the UAE. Seminal moments in the intertwined histories of man and nation will be brought alive through photographs, national treasures, key documents and personal effects belonging to the late ruler.

The core values of Sheikh Zayed introduced in the lower floor galleries will be continued in more detail in the upper floor galleries. The Land and Water Gallery explores the way the region’s natural resources were used, cultivated and traded in the past. Sheikh Zayed recognised


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the importance of preserving the nation’s environment, building a framework to ensure that a similarly sustainable approach is followed today. The People and Heritage Gallery focuses on the traditional values that have been at the heart of UAE life for centuries and underpin the UAE’s political and cultural life today. These values, embraced and cherished by Sheikh Zayed, include an emphasis on the importance of human relationships, warm hospitality and living in rhythm with nature. The History and Society Gallery charts millennia of human selement in the region. Using archaeological evidence and historical records, the gallery traces the area’s history from Stone Age peoples dwelling in the area 200,000 years ago, to the creation of the modern state by Sheikh Zayed.

The Science and Learning Gallery uncovers the way that Sheikh Zayed’s passion for education transformed a society based on traditional knowledge to one where literacy and numeracy are available to all. Visitors will also discover the influence that Arabic disciplines of language, literature, navigation and medicine have had on the rest of the world. The Faith and Islam Gallery explores the crucial role of faith in Sheikh Zayed’s life as the driving force behind his humanitarianism and vision for the future of the nation. The gallery will provide a contemplative space where visitors can discover more about the history, practice and central place of Islam in UAE daily life today. www.zayednationalmuseum.ae/saadiyat-island.html

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THE GALLERIA ABU DHABI’S FASHION, DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT DESTINATION ON AL MARYAH ISLAND Opposite the tourist club in abu dhabi lies The Galleria – a lifestyle destination on al maryah island. combining a wide variety of experiences, it is an exciting place where trendseers shop, foodies dine and families love to gather. Day and night The Galleria is full of activity. Shoppers can explore the wide selection of fashion, jewelry and watches. Restaurants serve up every conceivable cuisine to a hungry crowd. Year-round festivals entertain a diverse audience of urban professionals, friends and family. The Galleria has over 100 high-end and contemporary fashion stores and 25 places to eat and drink FASHION AT ITS VERY BEST If fashion is your passion, The Galleria is the place for you. From boutiques to high street collections, you’ll never run out of inspiration. As you walk through the mall you will find plenty for everyone. From luxury brands such as Louis Vuion, Gucci and Cartier to contemporary fashion such as Tory Burch, DKNY and Diesel, The Galleria is an exciting mix of the best fashion the region has to offer. A PLACE TO MEET With year-round entertainment, there’s always a reason to meet at The Galleria. During the winter months The Galleria promenade is the site for exciting family festivals where both kids and their parents can enjoy special activities. For those with cultural interests, The Great Room regularly plays host to art and music exhibitions. And do not forget the restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There’s always a reason to celebrate at The Galleria. Whether it’s Chinese New Year, the arrival of spring or toasting the end of the workday with your colleagues, The Galleria is the perfect venue.

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IN THE HEART OF ABU DHABI The Galleria is located on Al Maryah Island, home to Abu Dhabi’s new central business district. Lying at the heart of the growing capital, The Galleria is easy to reach no maer from where you travel. Al Maryah Island is a mere 20-minute drive from the airport and if you’re at the Tourist Club you only have to look across the water to see The Galleria’s beautiful sculpted roof. All in all, the island is extremely well connected from every direction, with two bridges linking it to the main island, and two more connecting to Al Reem Island. A WORLD OF DINING ON YOUR DOORSTEP Let The Galleria play host to you and your guests. From exquisite treats and casual dining, to 5course silver service affairs, The Galleria is full of possibilities. Flavors from all across the world are served up in a wide selection of restaurants – and with a choice of charming seings you’ll find the perfect venue for your occasion. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite while you’re out shopping, an impressive seing to host important guests or an intimate eatery to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, the backdrop is set. Sample the atmosphere at one of two contemporary café terraces or walk along The Galleria promenade and find a quiet spot to enjoy your meal as you take in views of the Abu Dhabi skyline across the bay. No maer where you go at The Galleria a delicious meal is never far. A delightful choice of family dining options include Carluccio’s, Wildfire and Leopold’s of London. Those with a sweet tooth won’t be able to resist Magnolia Bakery and Godiva Chocolate Café. For a gourmet meal, look no further than Zuma, Bentley Bistro & Bar and Emporio Armani Caffè. www.thegalleria.ae


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FEN HANDB Fashion Show Mini Peekaboo Fashion Show handbag in python skin, painted with multicolored stripes. The patchwork creates a geometric motif, enriched with Flowerland flowers in leather and plexiglass. Composed of two inner compartments divided by a stiff partition, with black galvanized grommets and gold-finish twist lock. Single handle and adjustable, detachable black leather shoulder strap. Two inside pockets. Made in Italy $7,250.00

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NDI DBAGS Large Peekaboo Multicolor fur and black leather handbag featuring an optical, multicolored motif in shades of green and embroidery. The edges are woven with black leather. Two internal compartments divided by a sti partition. Black satin galvanised bar, palladium ďŹ nish twist lock and metalware. Single handle and detatchable, adjustable shoulder strap. Internal pocket. Handmade in Italy $12,500.00

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PHEN THE COMFORT OF THE STATUS QUO IS NEVER A GOOD PLACE TO BE From that fundamental guiding premise emerged our clean-sheet Phenom 100E — a high-performance entry-level jet with remarkable cabin comfort, unsurpassed ramp presence, and the economics of a turboprop.

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Honored by Robb Report as “Best of the Best” in its class, the Phenom 100E is also the roomiest, carrying up to seven passengers in comfort and style. The exclusive OvalLite™ cabin — with its clean, sophisticated design — offers more leg and head room, plus largest-in-class windows. Baggage capacity of 70 cu  also leads the class, and the fully enclosed rear private lavatory is the only one in the category featuring large windows for additional natural light. Contributing to enviable presence on the ramp, the signature “air stair” leads to the largest entrance door area in its class.

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As a rethink of cockpit convention, class-leading next-generation technology — the Prodigy® Flight Deck 100 — facilitates intuitive singlepilot operation through smart-system automation. Leading the way for performance, the aircra flies just under 1,200 nm and takes off from runways as short as 3,125  (953 m) at maximum takeoff weight. It is also one of the fastest jets in its category, yet still has lower mission costs than competitors. Factor in its rugged construction and high dispatch reliability and the Phenom 100E becomes all the more compelling — a product of rejecting what is in order to create what should be. FLIGHT DECK • Single-pilot operation • Reduced pilot checklists thanks to smart system’s automation • Three 12.4" interchangeable displays • So keys on displays minimize navigation time on menus • Flight Management System (FMS) with graphical flight planning capability — unique in its class • Integrated Electronic Standby Instrument (IESI) • Engine Indication and Crew Alerting System (EICAS) • Electronic checklist and system synoptics • Charts and Maps (SIDs, STARs) • Synthetic Vision System (SVS) — unique in its class • Weather radar with vertical scan capability • Coupled VNAV and RNP 1 • WAAS / LPV • Datalink via SATCOM — unique in its class • Central Maintenance Computer (CMC): quick fault location and isolation www.embraerexecutivejets.com /en-us/jets/phenom100e/pages/overview.aspx

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World Luxury Daily No.32 - Emirates Palace  

We look at luxury Abu Dhabi, with a special focus on the beautiful Emirates Palace with insights, reviews and interviews.

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