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THE ST. REGIS DUBAI

The St. Regis Dubai extends the legacy of the Astor family to Dubai. The hotel’s interiors are influenced by the city’s beauxarts architecture of the original St. Regis in New York.

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Serenity stands 41 stories tall, with The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City; ideally resting along the iconic Sheikh Zayed Road, the hotel offers you a vibrant stay.

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W DUBAI

Led by Singapore-based firm Silverfox Studios, W Dubai – Al Habtoor City and its 356 rooms and suites boast a bold and contemporary design.

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AL HABTOOR CITY OVERVIEW LUXURY CARS STARWOORD AL HABTOOR VIP WATCHES WHAT’S ON DUBAI

DRAGONE ABU DHABI EVENTS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2016 96 DUBAI WORLD CUP 102 ALEXANDER McQUEEN 70 76 84

W Dubai

The Westin Dubai

Al Habtoor City Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai , United Arab Emirates +971 4 436 6666 www.wdubaialhabtoorcity.com

Al Habtoor City Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road, PO Box 124405 Dubai, United Arab Emirates +971 4 435 5544 www.westindubai alhabtoorcity.com

The St. Regis Dubai Al Habtoor City Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai, United Arab Emirates +971 4 435 5555 www.stregisdubai.com

DAILY Publisher Kevin Rolfe Editor Siddharth Thaker Designers Mike Gibas Mark Askam Editorial Team Anton RenshaweStrack Christopher O’Toole Rebecca Cohen Phil Blizzard Photography Mark Hakansson Ben Roberts Anjjelo San Buenaventura

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T. REGIS The St. Regis Dubai extends the legacy of the Astor family to Dubai. Located on the arterial Sheikh Zayed Road, the hotel’s interiors are influenced by the city’s beaux-arts architecture of the original St. Regis in New York, and accentuated by bespoke elements such as the grand staircase and carefully selected artworks doed across the hotel.

Part of Al Habtoor City, Dubai’s first-ever integrated urban resort, the hotel sits alongside two other hotels, three high-rise residential towers, as well as a Las Vegas-style theatre that will collectively be located on the banks of the soon-to-be-completed Dubai Water Canal.

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Distinguished Suite The St. Regis Suite is a haven for the sophisticated guest who appreciates space and elegance. The intimate living area features custom-designed chandeliers, a large writing desk, HDTV, and a plush chaise longue, to create an ambience of extravagant comfort. The copiously proportioned bedroom highlights a St. Regis bed lined with rich linens and plush pillows, within the elegant surrounds of soothing, pastel hued walls.

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The spacious walk-in closet and complimentary Wi-Fi is a necessity for the worldly traveller. A comprehensive Refreshment Centre allows for the ultimate contemplation. Enjoy an invigorating bathtub soak in an elaborately decorated bathroom that has a separate rain shower and a range of select Remède amenities. Meanwhile, a discreet St. Regis Butler is always on hand to assist.


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Iridium Spa Dubai Literally meaning ‘of rainbows,’ the word ‘iridium’ comes from the greek mythological goddess Iris, who transcends sea and sky as a messenger and is manifested as a rainbow. And today, iridium itself is one of the most precious and rarest elements on earth. a transition metal of the platinum family, iridium is the second most dense element in the world and is 10 times less abundant than platinum. Rare and refined from the arrival to departure, Iridium Spa provides guests with the rarest of luxuries: Time. It is here where guests can enjoy exclusive access to one of the world’s most coveted benefits.

Whether for half an hour or half a day, it is about the individual moments that are tailored precisely to you – guiding you through a spectrum of moods – whether you wish to be energised, simply wind down or completely tailor your own experience. www.stregisdubai.com

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THE ST. REGIS DUBAI DEBUTS CUSTOM-MADE BENTLEY SUITE Inspired by the Bespoke Crasmanship of the Bentley Mulsanne, the Bentley Suite is the First of its Kind in the Middle East St. Regis Hotels & Resorts and Bentley Motors are delighted to introduce a new level of luxury to the Middle East with the debut of region’s first Bentley Suite at The St. Regis Dubai in Al Habtoor City. Offering the ultimate expression of luxury that is beyond comparison, the Bentley Suite is inspired by the bespoke crasmanship of the pinnacle Bentley Mulsanne. This is the third Bentley Suite in the world, following the launch of suites at The St. Regis New York in 2012 and The St. Regis Istanbul last year. “We are proud to extend our global partnership with Bentley to the Middle East where we recently unveiled the first of three St. Regis hotels to open in Dubai,” says Jim Petrus, Global Brand Leader, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. “The Bentley Suite at The St. Regis Dubai in Al Habtoor City is designed for the modern aficionado of luxury and performance, exemplifying the heritage and commitment to excellence of both brands.” The Bentley Suite, designed by Wimberly Interiors, features hand-craed finishes and one-of-a-kind furnishings throughout, combining the refined style associated with the experience of a Bentley with the impeccable elegance of the St. Regis brand. Located on the fourth floor of The St. Regis Dubai, the custom-designed one-bedroom Bentley Suite features a spacious entry foyer, generous living room and dining area with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the hotel’s manicured gardens, as well as a lavish marble bathroom, walk-in wardrobe and dedicated dressing area. “We are honoured to continue our design partnership with St. Regis with the debut of the Bentley Suite in Dubai, and look forward to collaborating with St. Regis and Bentley Motors on innovations in the future,” comments Liana Hawes, Creative Director, Wimberly Interiors.

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Upon entering the 195 square metre (2,098 square feet) suite through bespoke Bentley-painted double doors, guests are greeted by the defining characteristics of the luxury automobile brand: a blend of cream and neutral tones, set against the rich wood finishes, elegant marble floors and leather accents on handcraed furnishings. The entrance to the suite features polished steel detailing and a sleek walnut veneer ceiling. In the living room, an exquisite LED chandelier inspired by the headlights of the Mulsanne takes center stage above the 12-seat, smoked fiddleback veneer dining table. Adding to the room’s mix of rich textures is a carved rug reminiscent of the matrix grille on the Mulsanne. Consistent with Bentley’s ‘hidden delights’ concept, the main wall slides back to expose a TV screen and five Breitling clocks keeping time across major gateway cities. The adjacent study echoes Bentley’s signature Mulliner room with veneer walls, a silk carpet and a luxurious porpoise sofa adorned with cushions featuring Bentley seat belt detailing. Offering residential serenity, this study interprets the signature concept of concealing to reveal a custom made multi-compartment coffee table and Bentley ice lacquer and porpoise hide tray detail. The master bedroom features stitched leather walls and bedside tables inspired by the Mulsanne Speed wing emblem in Burr walnut. In the dressing room, Bentley’s signature diamond detailing is etched into the frame of the mirror. Designed and engineered in Crewe from the ground-up, the Mulsanne is the pinnacle Bentley model and epitomizes Bentley’s heritage and passion for power and speed. In addition to the Bentley Suite, The St. Regis Dubai offers guests an exquisite Bentley Mulsanne as its signature courtesy car. Complementing the collaboration, the hotel’s St. Regis Bar features a mural of a vintage Bentley Mulsanne by artist Roberto Raad. During their stay, guests will experience renowned hallmarks of the St. Regis brand, including signature St. Regis Butler Service. Guests will also experience a chauffeured transfer to the hotel in a Bentley Mulsanne. Available for booking on www.stregis.com/dubai, the rate starts at AED 25,000 per night. The St. Regis Dubai marked the debut of the St. Regis brand in Dubai when it opened in November last year. The hotel is part of the Al Habtoor City development on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai’s first fully integrated urban resort which features two other Starwood hotels under the distinct W Hotels and Westin brands as well as The Hotel Collection, The Leisure Collection and The Residence Collection. Featuring beaux-arts architecture and neo-classical interiors, the 234-room hotel features 52 suites with impeccable detailing and luxurious touches. This is complemented by eight distinctive culinary venues, an Iridium Spa, a fitness center and two rooop outdoor swimming pools.

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FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE

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NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE, AND WE MUST SHOW DETERMINATION AND TAKE THE RIGHT DECISION.” KHALAF AHMAD AL HABTOOR KHALAF AHMAD AL HABTOOR’S VISION Those who meet him oen call Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor a visionary. He is a self-made man of humble beginnings who founded the multifaceted Al Habtoor Group, a multi-billion dollar company that has grown – and continues to grow – with the region. Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor has always been a progressive businessman with an uncanny ability to foresee golden opportunities before they arise. with the brand new development, Al Habtoor City, his ultimate aim is to create a legacy for Dubai and its people. In 2010, in celebration of its 10th anniversary, the hotel has unveiled a stunning new wing, Al Faisaliah Hotel-South complete with La Cucina, a contemporary Italian dining destination with an open-kitchen concept. Al Faisaliah Hotel boasts the largest column-free conference and banquet space in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which can

accommodate upto 4000 delegates in a theatre style setup.

DESTINATION The Al Habtoor Group is proud to introduce a new UAE luxury landmark in the heart of Dubai. Welcome to a unique neighborhood and the region’s biggest ever development – Al Habtoor City. The exclusive Al Habtoor City comprises three 5star hotels, three ultra-luxurious residential towers, a permanent water-based theatre production and an array of retail and leisure facilities including boutiques, stylish cafés and signature restaurants, as well as a boulevard, marina promenade, tennis academy and landscaped gardens. The multi-faceted zone will aract residents, tourists and Emiratis alike who appreciate luxury living.

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The development marks a fresh and exciting beginning not only for the Al Habtoor Group but also for the entire region.

complex built on the banks of the Dubai Water Canal.

Approximately 20,000 visitors are expected to visit Al Habtoor City each day (up to 7.3 million visitors per year), making it a highly anticipated landmark in the city centre.

AN ICONIC LOCATION

Like true pioneers, the Al Habtoor Group has set a new benchmark of luxury in the city. it has transformed Dubai’s luxury real estate market with this one-of-a-kind project.the three high-end residential towers stand gloriously in an unparalleled central location on Sheikh Zayed Road. Al Habtoor City offers a unique opportunity to anyone considering calling it their future home. A one-stop destination and the first integrated residential, hospitality and entertainment

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One of Al Habtoor City’s unique selling points is undoubtedly its central location on the newly developed Sheikh Zayed Road Waterfront. There is historical and symbolic significance to Al Habtoor City’s iconic location in central Dubai. The new landmark occupies the site of the old Metropolitan Dubai Hotel, Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor’s first hotel built on the land given to him by HH Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and the first hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road. Adjacent to a huge cineplex, the hotel and its surrounding area welcomed tourists and locals for decades. It was a destination before its time, and now it is gearing up to realise its full potential with the allencompassing and dynamic Al Habtoor City.


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THE AL HABTOOR HOTEL COLLECTION –INDULGE IN ULTIMATE LUXURY Three world-class hotels with unparalleled amenities grace Al Habtoor City. World-famous international designers and architects have worked on the three 5-star hotels in the new neighbourhood, representing famous hospitality brands that inspire confidence and symbolise luxury living. Within the new Al Habtoor City are three ultra-luxurious hotels: Dubai’s first-ever St. Regis, a flagship W Hotel and a new Westin, offering more than 1,600 elegant rooms between them.

THE ST. REGIS DUBAI Inspired by the legacy of New York’s Gilded Age, Dubai’s first St Regis Hotel represents nobility and Beaux-Arts architecture. Offering a new standard of luxury in Dubai, The St. Regis Dubai features 234 stylishly-appointed rooms including the Royal Suite with its own private pool and a first-of-its-kind designer suite in the Middle East. The 6-storey hotel also offers state-of-the-art meeting and event space, as well as luxury experiences with eight distinctive culinary, lounge and bar venues, a signature spa, two swimming pool, a first-class fitness centre and an elegant ballroom. Complementing the hotel’s bespoke services, The St. Regis Dubai includes unparalleled extras such as a private helipad. www.stregisdubai.com

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Characterized by an avant-garde design, the forward-thinking W brand offers extraordinary experiences in exclusive spaces. Comprising 356 ultra-luxurious rooms and suites, the 32-storey W Dubai – Al Habtoor City hotel is a flagship for the brand in the UAE. The W Dubai – Al Habtoor City grants guests a cuing-edge lifestyle experience, with five contemporary dining venues, including a W Lounge, WET® pool, FIT fitness centre and signature spa, plus elegant meeting and event spaces.

The international Westin brand defines itself by ‘modern design, instinctive service and a rejuvenating atmosphere’. The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City interiors feature stylized motifs inspired by Art Décor with 1,004 well-appointed guest rooms, including 142 luxury suites. This includes an opulent Presidential Suite and Heavenly Suites. Signature features of the 41storey hotel include the Heavenly Spa by Westin™, consisting of twenty treatment rooms and a premier WORKOUT® fitness facility.

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LEISURE

Featuring an exceptional range of leisure activities including the unique Dragone show, a state-of-the-art tennis academy, and an impressive array of exclusive boutiques and cafés on the boulevard and the waterfront. LA PERLE A new era of live entertainment in Dubai – La Perle is a show produced and created by Dragone, one of the world’s most revered cultural artistic directors. Located in the heart of Al Habtoor City, La Perle will be the region’s first permanent show boasting 450 performances per year in a tailor made state-of-the-art aqua-theatre. Directed by Franco Dragone who is famed for his spectacular resident shows across the world including: Celine Dion – A New Day, Le Rêve (Las

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Vegas) and The House of Dancing Water (Macau), La Perle will feature a cast of 65 world class artists performing breath-taking aqua and aerial feats in the tailor made state-of-the-art intimate 1,250-seat theatre. Fusing the world’s most innovative stagecra and cuing-edge technology together, La Perle will be a visually stunning spectacle in, on and above water. www.laperle.com BOULEVARD The elegant, palm-tree lined boulevard is positioned between two tall façades. Doed with canopies and colonnades, the boulevard provides cool shade and a sheltered oasis for residents and visitors. It is the perfect place for a leisurely strolls, any time of day.


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MARINA PROMENADE Elegant boutiques selling everything from designer clothing to artisan food line the boulevard and waterfront. Further enhancing the atmosphere of the new vibrant community are the many gourmet restaurants and al fresco cafés, including Dubai’s second branch of the sophisticated Bentley Café and Boutique. THE ATRIUM The vibrant dining and entertainment epicenter of Al Habtoor City, featuring 7 distinct restaurants and bars set over 5 levels at the heart of the luxury lifestyle complex. The Atrium will host a cross section of global and home-grown concepts, cuisines and cultures to create a truly cosmopolitan dining destination. Opening Summer 2016. HEALTH AND FITNESS Members of Al Habtoor City’s state-of-the-art tennis academy have access to four courts – including a covered, air-conditioned court – and the adjoining Club House. Al Habtoor City also has a fully equipped fitness & exercise centre, with personal trainers and a studio for yoga, Pilates and aerobics. The area’s shaded, tree-lined promenade on the new canal is perfect for a morning jog or an evening stroll.

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ULTIMATE RESIDENCES AL HABTOOR CITY

Gracing Al Habtoor City and the famed Dubai skyline are three luxurious residential towers – Noura, Amna and Meera. Housed within two 74storey towers and one 52-storey tower, the stylish apartments include 12 penthouses, three of which are VIP penthouses. Designed in striking Art Deco style, the Residence Collection symbolizes heritage and refinement, yet each home features ultra-modern fiings and fixtures. The sophisticated exterior lends each tower an unforgeable sense of grandeur. They blend harmoniously into the Dubai skyline, further adding to its world-renowned beauty. A range of contemporary 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments have elegant interiors that are both generously proportioned and stylishly designed. Private balconies and huge floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the homes afford panoramic views providing plenty of natural light. Residents have access to unparalleled amenities including lap pools, gyms, spas, a supermarket, a crèche and a clinic, all within the ultra-private confines of the luxury development.

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LOFTS Luxury lo apartments are havens of style and comfort, with sleek, clean lines and the same premium finishes as the penthouses. Perfect for young professionals, the elegant los have open kitchens and spacious living areas that are designed for entertaining, while multiple balconies with seating space offer unforgeable views of Dubai. SIMPLEX PENTHOUSES The three simplex penthouses epitomize luxury and style, covering nearly 800 sqm and offering stunning uninterrupted city views from floor-toceiling windows. The open-plan living and dining rooms overlook a private pool and Jacuzzi within a landscaped decking area, while the generouslysized kitchen is equipped with premium designer furnishings. All five spacious bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms.


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DUPLEX PENTHOUSES The towers have six Duplex Penthouses, each measuring 862 sqm and featuring an L-shaped living and dining area overlooking the large private pool, Jacuzzi and landscaped garden. There are also separate quarters for housekeeping staff. On the second floor of every duplex are two spacious master suites, as well as three other bedrooms, and a state-of-the-art home theatre. VIP PENTHOUSES The three VIP penthouses are spread across four floors and offer the ultimate luxury experience, with seven spacious bedrooms including an opulent master bedroom with ‘his and hers’ bathrooms, as well as multiple garden terraces, plus a lap pool and open-air Jacuzzi, a gym, a sauna and a steam room. The two top floors feature a private entertainment area, a pre-function room and a 584 sqm open-plan sky lounge offering a 360 degree view of Dubai’s striking skyline. Residents

are ensured total exclusivity, with special access cards granting them priority use of the residents’ li. THE LEISURE DECK At the centre of the three luxury towers is Dubai’s largest leisure deck, open to residents only and featuring stunning skyline views. With social and infinity pools surrounded by stylish sun-loungers and lush landscaped gardens, the open-air deck is an exclusive space for relaxing and family time. The palm-fringed picnic and barbecue area make entertaining easy with an artisan café selling refreshments and healthy snacks, as well as a state-of-the-art gym, open 24-hours a day. The urban sky garden is exclusively for residents’ use. Featuring a stunning cityscape backdrop, it is perfect for evening and daytime entertaining. An open-air amphitheatre can be reserved for private functions and celebrations, and doubles up as a spacious play area for children. www.alhabtoorcity.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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THE WORLD’S FASTEST ULTRAUnique Sports Styling The new, wide front grille houses dark tint matrix brightware, a theme carried through to the Bentley ‘B’ wing vents and even the new dark tint lamps. Drilled alloy sports foot pedals and a knurled sports gear lever bring Bentley’s racing heritage to mind, as you sit in its newly designed diamond quilted seats. Phenomenal Performance Ultimately, the Mulsanne Speed is all about performance. A re-engineered 6¾ litre twinturbocharged V8 engine propels it to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds (100 km/h in 4.9 seconds) and a phenomenal top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h), the gear changes almost imperceptible, thanks to its 8speed automatic transmission. A Car for the Driver - and the Driven The new Mulsanne Speed is much more than just a powerhouse. It is a car for those who prefer to take the wheel themselves; those who insist on being in control. The word ‘Speed’ is engraved on the treadplates, greeting you on entry with an indication of the performance to come. The Darker Side of Luxury Brightware is the name Bentley gives to the polished chrome exterior details that adorn most of the company’s cars. But on the new Mulsanne Speed, bright gives way to darkness, the polished dark tint details lending this Mulsanne a decidedly meaner appearance. The new Speed wing vents and the matrix grille that sits behind the new vertical vanes are recipients of this finish, as are the headlamps and the Bentley ‘B’ rear lamps – the laer being, for many fellow road users, their most enduring memory of the new Mulsanne Speed. Inimitable Interior Design As the Mulsanne’s most sport-focused interpretation, the cabin of the new Mulsanne Speed is unmistakable. The hand-stitched leather hides

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


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-LUXURY DRIVING EXPERIENCE A COMBINATION OF EXTRAORDINARY LUXURY AND LIMITLESS POWER THAT ONLY A BENTLEY CAN DELIVER. BUT FOR THE SERIOUS DRIVER, IT OFFERS SOMETHING MORE. MORE CONTROL. MORE PERFORMANCE. MORE OVERTLY DYNAMIC STYLING, INSIDE AND OUT.

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DIGITAL DISTRACTIONS Traditional crasmanship meets digital technology in the new Bentley Theatre Rear Seat Entertainment system exclusive to Mulsanne. At the touch of a buon, twin 10.4” touch screen tablets can be deployed electrically from within the backs of the front seats, providing access to many of the car’s systems for rear seat passengers, including journey and vehicle data, games, locally-stored digital music and disks in the DVD changer. Thanks to the in-car WiFi, streaming of cloud-based media, video calling, internet radio and office functions are also available. If you wish, the tablets can easily be removed from the car and function independently.

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ALL NEW NERVE CENTRE The front seat infotainment system features a new 8” touch screen display and a faster, more intuitive user interface. Complemented by the new My Bentley and Smart Remote mobile apps, it is compatible with Android Auto, Apple Car Play and Mirrorlink.

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


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THE HYPER-SPEED

BUGAT Bugai has unveiled its Vision Gran Turismo, a hypercar designed for Polyphony Digital's everexpanding slate of fanciful, incredible cars designed for Gran Turismo's virtual world. It will be on the floor of the Frankfurt auto show later this month. The company says that the Vision Gran Turismo car celebrates Bugai's history, but you can clearly see strong elements of Veyron in here, and they've previously hinted that design elements on this car would foreshadow Bugai's future. In other words, we're probably seeing at least a few elements here from the Chiron, the company's next hypercar expected to launch next year for in excess of $2 million with well over 1,400 horsepower and a top speed approaching 300 miles per hour.

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The designers have unmistakably transferred the most important characteristics of Bugai's design DNA into the styling of the virtual race car. Consequently, the side view of the Bugai Vision Gran Turismo is characterised by the famous Bugai line. And the virtual race car has also been furnished with the most recognisable symbol of a Bugai, the horse shoe on the front grille. It is placed in the centre of the central front air intake as three-dimensional sculpture and supports the structure between the wings and the aerodynamic front splier.


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TTI GT An interesting detail on the roof is the NACA air intake, which, with its contrasting light blue finish, not only has a strikingly beautiful shape but also makes a crucial contribution to the control of the aerodynamic conditions on top of and at the rear of the car without compromising the effectiveness of the impressive rear wing.

The car has a strong trailing edge which provides great longitudinal-dynamic stability, exhausts the hot air from the engine compartment and, no less important, communicates to the pursuer in the video game that a Bugai is geing away from him. www.bugai.com

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RACE AHEAD T Al Habtoor Motors is one of the leading automobile distributors in the UAE today and has become synonymous with global brands such as Mitsubishi along with an impressive stable of high-end, luxury cars. Established in 1983, the company has earned an enviable reputation for delivering first class customer service and highly professional technical support. It has an empowering work ethic and its philosophy is based on the total commitment of its employees, recognized as its most valuable asset. Al Habtoor Motors offers the full range of Mitsubishi passenger cars, 4 x 4s, Fuso and commercial vehicles along with the Temsa range of luxury coaches and buses with over 60,000 vehicles now imported from Japan every year. In 2011, it was awarded the prestigious Mitsubishi Fuso Award for achieving ‘Number One Position in the World’ for its outstanding efforts to maintain top market share over the last 10 years. Within the luxury and sports car range, the company is an exclusive distributor for some of the world’s most coveted names including the majestic Bentley, fastest on earth Bugatti and super sports car McLaren. Al Habtoor Motors was awarded in 2011 by Bentley as 'Dealer of the Year' and for achieving ‘Highest Middle East and North Africa & India Sales' with the impressive news being publicized by Bentley UK to all dealers worldwide. Highly respected within the competitive UAE automotive industry today, Al Habtoor Motors is regarded as both inspirational as a place of work and truly results focused when it comes to customer satisfaction. ‘We strive, You drive’ captures the very essence of the company and its service performance as one of the most progressive automobile companies in the country, which has placed excellence, innovation and technical expertise at its very core.


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FOR THOSE WHO LIKE TO BE SPOILT FOR THE FINEST OF CHOICES AL, HABTOOR CITY IS HOME TO NO LESS THAN THREE LUXURY STARWOOD HOTELS

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts operates three luxury hotels in Al Habtoor City - Dubai’s first-ever St. Regis, the UAE’s first W hotel and the largest Westin in the Middle East. The three hotels collectively present nearly 1,600 rooms, 18 restaurants and lounges, two spas, 34 meeting and banqueting spaces, including three state-ofthe-art ballrooms.

The St. Regis Dubai

Al Habtoor City is one of the most prestigious and eagerly awaited hospitality, entertainment and residential developments in the region. With St. Regis Dubai, W Dubai – Al Habtoor City and The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City, Starwood Hotels & Resorts creates a destination perfect for regional and global travellers with a strong mix of leisure and business offerings, an experienced team and a prime location in the heart of Sheikh Zayed Road.

Leaving no aspect of luxury living untouched, the hotel features 234 rooms - 182 rooms and 52 suites. Each guestroom promises a bright, airy ambience with impeccable details, from chandeliers and carefully handpicked artwork to the most lavish furnishings. Rooms and suites feature signature St. Regis beds, exquisite marble bathrooms and an abundance of Remède amenities, as well as state-of-the-art entertainment technologies. Signature suites include the Sir Winston Churchill Suite and the Middle East’s first Bentley Suite. While the three-bedroom Sir Winston Churchill Suite with its own private pool, located on the highest floors of the hotel, is decorated in warm, so tones, with distinctly refined interiors and timeless artwork, the one-bedroom Bentley Suite is inspired by the bespoke crasmanship of the flagship Bentley Mulsanne, offering the ultimate expression of luxury that is beyond comparison.

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W Dubai – Al Habtoor City Located within Al Habtoor City, the Emirate’s first fully-integrated urban resort, W Dubai – Al Habtoor City is a 33-storey promise of a vibrant blend of fabulous design, cuing-edge technology and spectacular experiences. Guests zoom up to the 30th floor for check-in at the Welcome Desk, where jaw-dropping views of the glitzy skyline and Arabian Gulf await. With 356 rooms and suites, W Dubai – Al Habtoor City shines a spotlight in the pulsating heart of Dubai as the ultimate powerhouse where guests can enjoy the brand’s iconic Whatever/Whenever® service philosophy that delivers whatever they want, whenever they want it. The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City 1,004 guest rooms and 142 suites fill the ivory tower, each fied with the signature Westin Heavenly Bed® and the Westin Heavenly Bath® ensuring the ultimate unwinding experience. Signature suites range from the Family Suite - a sanctuary for the smallest of travellers, boasting its very own playroom - to its top suite, the luxurious Heavenly Suite, an incredible two-

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bedroom haven. Elevating the experience for guests staying in the Club floors and select suites including the Grand, Presidential and Heavenly suites, the Westin Club lounge on level 39 presents delightful complimentary inclusions while affording uninterrupted views of the city.

F&B The St. Regis Dubai Serving reimagined French cuisine, Brasserie Quartier presents a modern interpretation of a classic French Brasserie with an elegant and vibrant ambience. The adjoining patisserie, La Patisserie is a French inspired pastry shop that offers delectable sweet or savoury delights for guests to enjoy with their beverage or to takeaway. J&G Steakhouse offers a sophisticated collection of steakhouse classics reimagined. Featuring impressive interiors to match its bold cuisine comprising the finest cuts of premium meat, a global selection of fresh seafood and a refined beverage program, the venue epitomises understated culinary excellence.


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Le Patio is open throughout the day and offers a relaxed and serene outdoor ambiance with the combined charm of a 1930’s style Parisian café. Devoted to serving the finest champagnes, the Champagne Lounge combines sophistication with a light-hearted atmosphere. The venue serves a range of cocktails, aperitifs, wines and a selection of the finest champagnes and vintages, accompanied by a variety of gourmet snacks. Sidra, meaning ‘heavenly tree’ in Arabic, is the lobby lounge of The St. Regis Dubai. Celebrating the timehonoured culture of aernoon tea, the signature St. Regis Tea Ritual, enhanced by bespoke tea blends, is practiced here with much enthusiasm. Cafe Fleuri is reminiscent of a 1930s Parisian cafe with a relaxing European instrumental theme and The Roof Gardens is a rooop open-air venue set amongst two swimming pools and lush greenery. It is only open to in-house guests. W Dubai – Al Habtoor City W Dubai – Al Habtoor City has four bars and restaurants for guests to explore global cuisines and creative cocktail experiences in a vibrant venue.

Perched 31 floors above the city, the hotel’s destination restaurant, NAMU showcases stunning views across the Arabian Gulf and buzzing Sheikh Zayed Road combined with an original and imaginative fusion of Japanese and Korean flavours. Located on the 30th floor, W Lounge represents Dubai’s trailblazing social scene where all that is new and next plays out against the gliering skyline of the city, across the panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf. Inspired by daily market finds and seasonal produce with creative flair, Level Seven is a casual, yet social hot spot that serves up Mediterranean flavours from theatrical open kitchens and chef’s tables. Ideal for leisurely lounging, WET® Deck offers light bites and refreshing drinks by the outdoor pool under glamorous cabanas and dense landscaping. Outdoor pool ambassadors serve up fun-in-the-sun amenities including chilled towels and sunscreen. Expect vibrant vibes by the pool.

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The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City From the health conscious to those looking for an upscale casual dining experience, The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City offers a wide choice of indulgent to healthy options with its six delightful venues. The sea of choices range from the nutritious SuperFoodsRxTM and global cuisine at Seasonal Tastes, healthy bites on-the-go at Daily Treats, a sensorial cocktail experience at Blinq, social sharing comfort food at Cook Hall, the heartiest of New York’s favourite Italian dishes at Il Capo, and Firefly – the poolside outdoor lounge with refreshing cocktails to ease the day away and welcome the night matched with a live DJ and a flame-kissed menu.

MEETINGS AND EVENTS The St. Regis Dubai The St. Regis Dubai graciously accommodates an extensive variety of gatherings, from executive roundtable meetings to grand celebrations. The 10

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meeting and banqueting spaces, including the Caroline Astor Boardroom and the opulent 800square-metre Astor Ballroom. W Dubai – Al Habtoor City The Great Room, the hotel’s 725 square metre ballroom, is a class apart. With its unique oval shape, a two-storey high glass façade on one side, and cuing-edge audio and visual facilities, it is the go-to venue when looking to make a statement. It is matched with five Studios that are perfect for small meetings and intimate gatherings. The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City Westin’s Work Well mantra presents guests with 18 banqueting spaces of various sizes for convenience and flexibility, including Al Joud Ballroom. Each offers cluer-free and fully equipped spaces with SuperFoods Rx meeting breaks. Complementing the conferencing facilities is the 1,450 square meter Al Joud ballroom with a separate entrance and prefunction hall, ideal for events of up to 1200 guests.


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SPA AND RECREATION The St. Regis Dubai Born from the DNA of the St. Regis brand and exclusive to St. Regis, Iridium Spa honours each address with the bespoke touches of a rare spa experience. With a total of six treatment rooms (three male, three female), two Hammams, and separate female and male areas with a steam room and sauna, the transformative journey at Iridium Spa focuses on bestowing the rarest luxury of all: time. Other recreational facilities at the hotel include two rooop pools as well as a 24-hour fitness centre. W Dubai – Al Habtoor City Adrenalise from head-to-toe at the stateof-the-art FIT Gym. Facilities and services include cardio machines, free weights, yoga corners, TVs, iPhone docks and headphones. The FIT bar provides fun bites, healthy options and refreshing drinks. The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City To restore energy, a range of spa treatments has been created especially for Westin. Guests can de-stress at Heavenly Spa by WestinTM, which features 20 treatment rooms including two couple treatment rooms and a stimulating Hammam offering. Steam room, sauna, hot tubs and speciality showers ensure a variety of options for total relaxation. For an energy elevating experience, the 24-hour WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio with the latest treadmills, bikes, state-of-theart cardio and tone-up machines and free weights for stretch exercises is ideal. Alternatively, guests can choose to destress in the dedicated yoga studio. For those who prefer outdoor exercise, with RunWESTIN®, the hotel provides gear lending, local maps with various routes, and fresh towels and boled water upon return.

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THE WESTIN DUBAI AL HABTOOR CITY Serenity stands 41 stories tall, with The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City; ideally resting along the iconic Sheikh Zayed Road and on the banks of the upcoming Dubai Water Canal, the hotel offers you a vibrant stay, with every aspect of your visit transformed into a revitalizing experience.

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As the newest and grandest Westin in the region, every detail – from your peaceful guestroom with Westin Heavenly® Bed and Westin Heavenly® Bath to the six delicious restaurants with cuisines from around the world - is designed to ensure an enlivening stay. Urban Retreat, Endless Choices at the Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City - Opening 15th September 2016

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Energize in the Heavenly Spa by Westin with 20 treatment rooms, hammam and dedicated male and female wet decks or ďŹ nd peace in the dedicated yoga studio. Host your important event or celebration in one of our 16 meeting rooms or our Al Joud Ballroom, which can accommodate everything from small meetings to grand galas.

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Entertainment for all ages abounds, with the nearly-completed 1,400 seat Dragone theater within walking distance and the beloved Westin Family Kids Club on premises. We look forward to welcoming you to this enclave created with a beî…&#x;er you in mind.


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WORK WELL AT THE WESTIN DUBAI As a global economic hub, Dubai is renowned for its outstanding business environment. We offer all of the amenities and facilities that enable you to be productive and at your best. With 16 flexible meeting rooms of various sizes, including the 1,425 sqm Al Joud ballroom, we are well equipped to host a variety of gatherings from small meetings to large galas.

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1,425 sqm Al Joud ballroom Space available for 1200 people 15 meeting rooms with flexible connectivity Pre-function hall and separate guest entrance to the ballroom available • Wedding facilities available www.westindubaialhabtoorcity.com

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THE WESTIN DUBAI, AL HABTOOR CITY GENERAL MANAGER KHALED GHALEB ANNOUNCES OPENING TEAM

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Khaled Ghaleb, General Manager of The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City announces the hotel’s management team as the hotel ramps up to open doors this summer. The Westin Dubai will be the largest Westin hotel in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, standing 41 storeys tall on Sheikh Zayed Road with an impressive 1,004 rooms.

Speaking about the opening of The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City, Ghaleb said: “We are now weeks away from opening, and are extremely excited to launch The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City. While the hotel stays true to the Westin brand, our promise to our guests is an urban retreat of endless choices in the heart of Dubai.”

With a more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry working in award-winning luxury hotels across the UAE, Egypt and France, Ghaleb’s career started following a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management. He joins The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City from Starwood’s Grosvenor House, A Luxury Collection Hotel in Dubai where was Hotel Manager for four successful years.

Ghaleb is supported by a stellar team of experienced hospitality professionals and together they will bring The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City’s world of wellness vision to life.

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TIMEPIECES O 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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F STYLE 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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TIMEPIECES O Glashüe Original

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With its automatic Calibre 37, developed entirely in its own manufactory, Glashüe Original has once again set new standards. Owners are enthusiastic about these features, whether in the Senator Chronograph Panorama Date or the Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date: the column wheel chronograph with central stopsecond, 30-minute and 12-hour counters and, as a crowning feature, a flyback mechanism. The small seconds, the display for the impressive 70 hour power reserve and Glashüe Original’s signature Panorama Date enhance the pleasure owners find in these superb timepieces. www.glashuee-original.com

Patek Philippe For decades, split-seconds chronographs that allow lap times to be measured without interrupting an ongoing event time measurement have ranked among the most coveted Patek Philippe specialties. That was already the case in the 1920s, when the manufacture not only presented its first wristwatch chronometer but added the rarapante function right from the start. Thus, collectors, aficionados, and enthusiasts of artisanally craed timekeeping instruments are eager to welcome the new Ref. 5370 split-seconds chronograph. Not least because its elaborate inner life ticks beneath a genuine black enamel dial. www.patek.com

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To mark the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Portugieser watch family, IWC has decided to pay fiing tribute to a lile known yet wonderfully aractive version of the original Portugieser with the new Portugieser HandWound Eight Days Edition “75th Anniversary”. The design of this limited anniversary edition is almost identical to that of its predecessor, while the act of manually winding the movement once a week is a pleasing ritual.

Blancpain Blancpain is returning to Only Watch with a unique Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar that features both a Gregorian calendar and a traditional Chinese calendar with double-hour indication, day, month with indication of leap months, signs of the zodiac, as well as the five elements and the 10 celestial stems.

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This one-off creation in red gold is fied with a black grand feu enamel dial featuring a chapter ring with applied gold hour-markers, as well as indications that are painted in gold before firing.

Hublot Totally black, totally ma and totally faithful to Hublot's signature concept, the Spirit of Big Bang is Hublot's first All Black watch with a tonneau case.

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It's finally here. And indeed, it fully embodies the spirit of BIG BANG. It is Hublot's pure DNA. It is the fusion of the unique All Black concept invented by Hublot with the famous Spirit of Big Bang watch with a tonneau case, now available in an All Black version, in a limited edition of only 500 numbered pieces, as is always the case for Hublot's All Black series.

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ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL MILGAUSS

THE OYSTER PERPETUAL MILGAUSS, THE WATCH FOR THOSE WITH A PASSION FOR THE WORLDS OF SCIENCE AND DISCOVERY, RECONCILES STRONG MAGNETIC FIELDS AND CHRONOMETRIC PRECISION.

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Instantly recognisable The reliability and precision of an ordinary mechanical watch can be affected by a magnetic field of 50 to 100 gauss. But many scientists are exposed to much higher magnetic fields during the course of their work. Rolex’s solution was the Milgauss, created in 1956, the first watch of its kind. Hence the name of the watch, mille being French for thousand. Rolex uses 904L stainless steel for its steel watch cases. 904L is mainly used in the high technology, aerospace and chemical industries, where maximum resistance to corrosion is essential. A superalloy, 904L is extremely resistant and highly polishable. It maintains its beauty even in the harshest environments.

Z-Blue dial Green sapphire crystal marked a first in watchmaking when it was introduced on the Milgauss in 2007. Now this crystal is combined with an electric blue dial, an allusion to the emblematic lightning-bolt-shaped seconds hand. The design, development and production of Rolex bracelets and clasps, as well as the stringent tests they face, involve advanced high technology. And, as with all the components of the watch, aesthetic controls by the human eye guarantee impeccable beauty. The Oyster bracelet is a perfect alchemy of form and function. First introduced in the late 1930s, this particularly robust and comfortable metal bracelet with its broad, flat three-piece links remains the most universal bracelet in the Oyster collection.

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W DUBAI AL HABTOOR CITY W DUBAI – AL HABTOOR CITY MARKS THE LONG-AWAITED ENTRY OF THE CUTTING EDGE HOTEL BRAND INTO DUBAI

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W Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Inc., today debuted in the UAE with the opening of W Dubai – Al Habtoor City on Sheikh Zayed Road. Owned by Al Habtoor Group, W Dubai – Al Habtoor City redefines the city’s hospitality scene with its electrifying style, signature Whatever/Whenever® service and bold lifestyle programming.

TURNING UP THE HEAT Located within Al Habtoor City, the emirate’s first fully-integrated urban resort, the hotel offers insider access to Dubai, with a full calendar of W Happenings showcasing what’s new and next in fashion, music and entertainment.

Rising to 33 storeys, W Dubai – Al Habtoor City shines a new spotlight on the pulsating heart of Dubai as the ultimate powerhouse, where guests can enjoy the brand’s iconic Whatever/Whenever® service philosophy that delivers whatever they want, whenever they want it. Guests checking into the hotel are whisked up 30 floors to W Lounge, W Hotels’ reinterpretation of the traditional hotel lobby. Here a multitude of lounge and entertainment areas set within a multi-tiered floor space will become second home to Dubai’s style set. Within this venue, panoramic views of the city’s stunning skyline and soon-to-be completed Dubai Water Canal are to be enjoyed alongside stylish cocktails and sizzling beats.

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Led by Singapore-based firm Silverfox Studios, W Dubai – Al Habtoor City and its 356 rooms and suites boast a bold and contemporary design. Inspired by the hotel’s location, adjacent to the energy and vibrancy of Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road, the interiors feature provocative linear paerns, reflecting the city’s social rhythm and constant flux. Future forward technology and custom furnishings double as abstract art to complement the vivid colour palee against the sleek lines of the minimalist guestrooms. Adding to the bright and fresh mood, the open concept bathroom-to-bedroom creates a fluid flow throughout, while floor-to-ceiling windows frame views of the city and sea.

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A vibrant world where culinary innovation, mixology, music, fashion and design meet, W Lounge is destined to become the city’s newest social hot spot where amplified happenings take place while hotel guests and Dubai residents mix and mingle. W Lounge will generate a social energy that appeals to trend seers and seekers looking to be seen and heard.


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In July, Namu, the hotel’s destination restaurant opens its doors, presenting original and decisive dishes that mix Japanese and Korean flavours. Later this year, as the city cools down to charge up again, guests will be able to hang out by the pool in glamorous outdoor cabanas and enjoy a flirty fusion of cocktails at the sensational WET® Deck.

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Set to become the ultimate hub for ultra-modern and meetings and events, W Dubai – Al Habtoor City offers the stunning oval-shaped 725sqm Great Room and five dynamic studios. Whether to create a striking impression or a provide the backdrop for a stylish seing, the spaces are ideal for parties, events, meetings or intimate gatherings, all amplified by expert event planners to help design an innovative occasion.

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Guests can get re-energised 24/7 with a workout at FIT state-of–the-art fitness centre or opt for a private in-room session with the hotel’s dedicated yoga instructor. The adjourning FIT Bar serves detoxifying snacks healthy options and refreshing drinks to fuel days of sunshine and late nights. A first for Dubai, the hotel also offers SPG Keyless, the hospitality industry’s first keyless entry system, enabling guests to use their smartphone or wearable technology as a room key to access rooms with a simple swipe of their device.


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Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Chairman Al Habtoor Group, said; “We are delighted to bring the W brand to Al Habtoor City and celebrate the opening of another hotel within the Hotel Collection. The three hotels within the Collection complement each other, and provide endless choices to business and leisure travellers as well as to residents of Dubai. Al Habtoor City is a leisure destination unlike any other.” The Al Habtoor City integrated development features two other Starwood hotels also overseen by Complex General Manager, Ignace Bauwens. The St. Regis Dubai opened last November and the soonto-open Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City complete the Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection along with W Dubai. The landmark development is minutes away from aractions such as Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall, a 20-minute drive to Dubai International Airport and 40-minute drive to Al Maktoum International Airport. To mark the opening of W Dubai – Al Habtoor City and the premier of the W brand in Dubai, the hotel is offering a special opening rate with prices starting from AED 899++ per room, per night. This includes early check-in from 12 noon and late checkout until 5pm, complimentary W Lounge welcome beverage upon arrival, breakfast, and complimentary WiFi access. For further information and bookings, visit www.wdubaialhabtoorcity.com or follow on Instagram @WHotelDubai.

W HOTELS IN THE MIDDLE EAST W Hotels made its debut in the Middle East in 2009 with W Doha Hotel & Residences in Qatar. Following the launch of W Dubai – Al Habtoor City, the brand is set to rapidly grow its portfolio in the Middle East with four new openings in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE; Amman, Jordan; Muscat, Oman.

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WHAT’S ON SOME OF THIS YEAR’S Hareem al Sultan Exhibition

HAREEM AL SULTAN EXHIBITION 29 February – 30 December Get inspired by the Ooman era and head down to the exhibition for a taste of history. Hareem al Sultan is a popular Turkish series, dubbed in Arabic, set in the Turkish Ooman era about the Sultans Harem, this exhibition will show what's in Topkapı Palace from home decor, costumes, jewellery and more! Fans of this show will get to taste and witness the rich history and culture behind this show. hp://www.citywalk.ae/Play/Hareem-Al-Sultan

THE RIPE SUMMER MARKET 6 May – 28 October The incredibly popular Ripe Food & Cras Market have now gone into summer mode with the brand new Ripe Summer Market and this time it is located indoors at the Times Square Centre. Enjoy organic produce and farm fresh products as well

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as artisan cras and even fun and games for the kids all in an alfresco seing. With food, fun and more, you can’t go wrong at the Ripe Summer Market, open only on Saturdays from 9am to 3pm from May through to October. hp://www.ripeme.com/market-dubai

OBSERVING THE RITUAL 5 May – 28 October Have you ever wanted to explore the spaces in which the rituals fundamental to Muslim culture occur? From communal prayer held in a secret mosque to the breaking of the fast in a family home during Ramadan, this photographic exhibition unites three distinct series by contributing photographers as they shed light on the most intimate moments of life for practicing Muslims. hps://gulfphotoplus.com/onview/33/Observi ng-the-Ritual


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NUNMISSABLE IN DUBAI EVENTS Saruq Al-Hadid Museum

SARUq AL-HADID MUSEUM 27 July – 31 December 2019 The story of Dubai is set to unfold in real time with the opening of Saruq Al Hadid, a newly opened museum in Dubai's historical district, which displays a stunning range of artefacts unearthed from a new archeological dig at Saruq Al Hadid. The archeological site was discovered by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum while flying his helicopter, as he noticed that some dunes were a darker colour than others. This newly-opened museum takes you through the mysterious route of archaeological discoveries and presents exciting treasures of long ago. You can take a leisurely walk among relics, dramatic displays of gold, bronze and iron and an impressive haul of over 900 objects discovered from the site. Keep your eye out for the stunning swords, enchanting arrow heads exhibitions and

interactive video exhibitions. Young visitors can get hands-on with culture and reconstruct a pot, assemble an animal skeleton, or even help the experts solve a mystery. Explore the theories that surround the ancient trade maps at one of Dubai's most fascinating museums. Hopefully the mysteries will unfold with the excavation of the site - how did the civilisation end? When was the last time they were in fact there? And why are there no human remains amidst the iron relics like swords, rings and arrowheads? Who knows, you may have all the answers... hp://www.saruqalhadid.ae/

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The Pearl Fishers

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THE PEARL FISHERS AT DUBAI OPERA 1 – 3 September Wrien by Georges Bizet and performed by Fondazione Teatro Lirico "Giuseppe Verdi", Trieste, the story is set in ancient times on the island of Ceylon. The Pearl Fishers centres around two friends, who vow to never let the love of a woman come between them and destroy their friendship. The renowned and deeply moving Pearl Fishers duet is just one of the highlights from the beautiful score. There will be a show on September 1 followed by another show on September 3. For VIP box and group box seatings, click on the link below. hp://dubaiopera.com/events/the-pearl-fishers/

gis, promotional products, seasonal decorations, stationery, handicras and household products.This event provides an unrivaled opportunity to network with trade professionals who are interested to discover the latest products and innovations or launch new giing ideas into the market. Apart from aracting senior level buyers and industry leaders from all over the region, it is also a wonderful opportunity to meet big industry players including manufacturers, suppliers and distributors. hp://www.gisandpremium-dubai.com

RIO OLyMPICS AT BARASTI 1 – 22 August

GIFTS AND PREMIUM DUBAI 2016 6 – 8 September Gis & Premiums Dubai is the region’s only event for some of the world’s top brands in corporate

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The games have begun and one of the city’s best beach venues has massive screens - one in a giant air-conditioned tent and one more on the beach. It’s truly the place to be as the atmosphere hits fever pitch during the Rio Olympics. So get


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yourself to Barasti for the sports, and stay for a great time out with friends.

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Dubai believes in extravagance, and never more so than with its fireworks.

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Join the city in a magical celebration of Eid Al Adha, as you take in the incredible fireworks display that will light up the skies above The Beach, JBR. Grab your spots and get up close with the best, unobstructed views of the spectacular show of paern and sequence, colour and sound, brilliance and mobility.

8 – 16 September The Dubai International Dance Festival is a unique multi-arts event and has a reputation for aracting well-known dance companies, classical dance academies, youth orchestras, bands, and music ensembles from around the region and the world.The Festival is also a catalyst for the creation of new work and creative activity, with an education programme and artistic collaborations with organisations throughout the UAE, the Middle East, and the rest of the world.

11 – 16 September

We recommend you get there early as the spots will most likely fill up fast. Aer the show, the festivities inside the restaurants on The Beach will add a cozy touch to your holiday celebration. hp://thebeach.ae/

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SOME OF THE MOST SPELL-BINDING ENTERTAINMENT ON EARTH

DRAGO ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST SOUGHT-AFTER ARTISTIC DIRECTORS, FRANCO DRAGONE’, BEGAN HIS STORY IN CAIRANO, A SMALL VILLAGE IN SOUTHERN ITALY, IN 1952. FROM THERE HE WENT ON TO CHANGE THE CIRCUS INTO A LIVING , BREATHING, WORK OF ART.

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As a young child, Franco moved to Belgium with his family during the wave of Italian worker migration of the 1950’s. They seled in La Louvière, in those days home to a flourishing mining industry, where Franco grew up. Franco went on to study drama at the Conservatory in Mons where he fell in love with commedia dell’arte and political theatre. By then, his hometown, like other mining towns across Europe, was slowly becoming a ghost of its past. It is at this time that Franco first created his own works, translating the sorrows and dreams of those around him into emotionally-charged, living works of art.

In the 1980’s, action theatre crossed the Atlantic and reached Quebec. Franco followed suit and set foot in Montreal where he became a teacher at the Circus of Immaculate Conception. Franco soon joined the nascent Cirque du Soleil and played an instrumental role in their planetary ascent during the 1980’s and 90’s by signing no less than ten shows over twelve years as their Creative Director: Le Cirque Réinventé, Nouvelle expérience, Saltimbanco, Quidam, Mystère, Alegria, O, …


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NE With these shows, Franco will re-invent a genre by mixing human performance, dance, the four elements of life, choreography, technology and music, all tied together by a story told without a single spoken word. The shows Franco created during that era forever changed the face of live entertainment in Las Vegas and decades later, these shows still receive standing ovations every night.

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THE BIRTH OF DRAGONE

In 2000, Franco returned to his hometown of La Louvière and founded Dragone. Our early days will be marked by two big successes in Las Vegas: first, A New Day… with Céline Dion, and then Le Rêve. Over the years, La Louvière became home to world-class teams involved in the entire production process of Franco's creations: from eye-catching illustrations to the manufacturing of costumes and the architecture of theatres, just to name a few.

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We were soon creating shows of all shapes and sizes across continents. Then in 2010, Macau became home to our first permanent show in Asia, The House of Dancing Water, a show mastering water on a scale unimagined before. The House of Dancing Water is the very first show of its kind to have won the hearts of Asian audiences. The astonishing success of the show established Dragone as a truly universal cultural Company, humbly embracing local cultures to wow local audiences.


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A NEW CHAPTER

Whatever we do, be it permanent shows in tailormade theatres, cabarets in more intimate spaces or operas in historic opera houses, they all embody the creative vision of our Founder and Artistic Director. We all embody that vision. With the opening of The Han Show in Wuhan in December 2014, we are also inaugurating the ďŹ rst of a string of shows in Mainland China. But this is only the very beginning of an exciting new chapter in Dragone’s history.

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THE SHOWS

The House of Dancing Water Macau

Taboo Macau

Performing in the tailor made 2,000-seat Dancing Water Theater, by a cast of nearly 100 international artists, The House of Dancing Water is a spectacular love story that transcends time and space. The show is set in an extraordinary magical kingdom that takes audiences on an awe-inspiring and emotional journey. The show incorporates mesmerizing special effects, dazzling costumes and visual treats with the most breathtaking acrobatics, artistic and aerial performances. The House of Dancing Water has received rave reviews by audiences and critics alike and has been hailed as one of the most imaginative theatrical extravaganzas ever produced

Taboo is Dragone’s spin on the traditional cabaret. Sophisticated and sensual choreography mixes with sexy acrobatic artistry to bring the audience on a playful journey inside Cubic at City of Dreams Macau. The talented cast of TABOO excites and thrills with pole dancing, striptease, hand to hand, fire and dance. Guest stars that have featured in the show include Dita Von Teese and the Bluebell Girls from Le Lido de Paris.

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The Wan Show Wuhan

La Rêve Las Vegas

The Han Show is a celebration of the essence of the Han culture in Wuhan, China. The show features international artists that will awe with dramatic and thrilling performances unlike anything ever staged. The Han Show Theater has forever changed the cityscape of Wuhan. Designed by world-renowned architect Mark Fisher and his team at Stufish, the company he founded, the theatre’s architecture is inspired by the “Red Lantern”. The magnificent building is 60 meters high, and 100 meters in diameter and showcases an exterior spectacle on its shell as it dances with light every evening. The Han Show is Dragone’s most ambitious entertainment endeavour and promises to delight patrons with unprecedented technical innovations and artistic feats. Giant screens mounted and manoeuvred by the largest robot arms ever made will work in tandem with the many surprises that await the 2000 spectators on opening night.

Le Rêve was inspired by an eponymous 1932-painting by Pablo Picasso. Franco’s aim was to create a brand new universe, to beckon people to a world where the theater, performance and the audience become one. Now performing at Wynn Las Vegas, the show features synchronized swimmers as they glide through the water, performing an elegant ballet. Aerialists soar through the air and dip into the aquatic stage. Huge nets rise from the water and high divers make the audience gasp as they plunge nearly 80 feet below. Dance, acrobatics, light and music are all part of the dream that is Le Rêve. The furthest seat is only twelve metres from the stage. Such arrangement nurtures a unique feeling of intimacy between the audience and the artists on stage.

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

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set to crash at any minute. But don’t forget to bring plenty of tissues for those tears of laughter! hp://abudhabisummerseason.ae

CIRqUE ADRENALINE Al Raha Theatre • 18 – 19 August 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


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Cirque Adrenaline 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.”

THE DISTRICT du Forum • 18 August – 17 September 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 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

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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 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. But Marlon has taken his time in creating — and

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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.

COMEDy SUPERSTAR Al Raha Theatre • 9 September A once in a lifetime opportunity to see 4 members of comedy royalty come together for the comedy event of the year. Eddie Griffin, an American actor and comedian, is best known for portraying Eddie Sherman on the sitcom Malcolm & Eddie. Carlos Mencia, a Honduran-born American comedian, writer, and actor usually involves issues on politics, race, culture and social class. Charlie Murphy, an American actor, comedian, voice artist, writer and older brother of Eddie


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Murphy, is most notable as being a writer and cast member of the Comedy Central sketch-comedy series Chappelle's Show. Aries Spears, an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist and comedian was a regular on Fox’s Sketch Comedy Series on MADtv, appearing in 198 episodes. This team have been breaking comedy ground and bringing together laughs for decades. hps://abu-dhabi.platinumlist.net

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, 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. 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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Peter Pan

The District

PETER PAN

THE DISTRICT

Al Raha Beach Theatre • 31 August – 3 September

du Forum • August 18 – 17 September

Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story, is an extraordinary theatre production; a mix of theatrical magic at its best, stunning illusions, circus, a blockbuster movie and a rock spectacular. Fiy actors, dancers, stunt people, acrobats and illusionists from ten different countries bring this timeless story to life. And imagine the sheer astonishment when the lile fairy Tinkerbell, who tells the story, hovers magically above the audience. The original score from musical director Ma Dunkley wraps itself around a treasure chest filled with 16 classic songs, ranging from Robbie Williams to Rod Stewart, and from Supertramp and Seal to Puccini. hps://tixbox.com

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This will be a month-long event, held at the du Forum on Yas Island starting from August 18th. 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 the overall theme, the area is divided into 5 main


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Yanni

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. Every weekend will feature an additional showcase of guests, both local and international, conducting workshops, classes and informal discussions along with the regular offering. Tickets are now available from: www.ticketmaster.ae www.virginmegastore.ae

yANNI – LIVE IN ABU DHABI du Forum • 30 September Award winning, internationally-renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist, Yanni makes his first Abu Dhabi appearance. The Greek artist will enchant fans with a brand new show including new compositions from his latest album ‘Sensuous Chill’.

A 15-member international orchestra will accompany the infamous composer who will stage a show that will delight UAE fans with his ultimate favourites from his 30-year career. In addition, fans can expect to hear his brand new compositions which were performed for the very first time during his current North American tour that started in February 2016. Yanni is a music producer, composer and pianist and has had 15 albums reach #1 on Billboard’s “Top New Age Albums” chart – more than any other artist ever. For over two decades, Yanni has been one of the world’s top selling live acts, performing on every continent except Antarctica, in more than 35 countries, before a cumulative worldwide audience of more than 5 million and counting. He now brings his charismatic on-stage persona to the du Forum stage for his first ever, unmissable Abu Dhabi performance on Friday, September 30. hp://www.ticketmaster.ae

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2016 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAyS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX yas Marina Circuit • 24 – 27 November Now in its eighth spectacular year, the 2016 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be returning to the iconic Yas Marina Circuit. Taking place on November 25, 26 and 27, the world’s only twilight race will be the last of the 2016 season, and could potentially decide the prestigious F1 driver’s championship title once again. This year, organisers are looking to reward those Formula 1 fans who buy their tickets early. Introducing its new dynamic purchasing offers for the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the message to race goers is ‘buy early for the best prices’. Those booking before May 31 will be eligible for the 30 percent discount – the largest offered to date, while people buying between June 1 and July 31 will be offered a 20 percent discount. Rihanna to Headline yasalam Performing #InAbuDhabi, on Sunday 27th November, as the only Middle East date on her ‘ANTI WORLD TOUR’, the icon of music, fashion

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and entertainment, Rihanna, continues to break records and set trends with her musical style and intrinsic collaborative genius. Her recent collaboration with Drake - ‘Work’ received numerous milestones. The top-selling digital artist of all time and with 59 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. And kicking off the weekend in top electric style is legendary duo The Chemical Brothers 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. 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. Yasalam, the largest city-wide entertainment festival and musical experience run by any


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international race host city, marks its return for the eighth year also. Produced by FLASH Entertainment, the festival's evolution will see even more exhilarating performances and unforgeable memories for fans in 2016. Race ticket holders will again receive a unique package of value-added benefits through 'Y1 Access', which includes two complimentary invitations to the Thursday Aer-Race Concert, two Friends Friday invitations for the first 15,000 UAE-based race ticket buyers, and selected AerRace Concert Golden Circle upgrades. Race ticket holders can also benefit from a 20 per cent discount on General Admission tickets, plus discounts offered on selected FLASH events. Those looking for a world-class culinary experience won’t be disappointed, as this year’s corporate hospitality products will tantalise even the most discerning taste buds and party loving individual ticket holders can look forward to one of the best brunches on offer in the capital. Continuing its commitment to immersing race goers in a 360-degree digital and interactive experience, Yas Marina Circuit will publish the updated version of its YasHUB smartphone app

today. The new, improved 2016 edition is available to download with even richer content than before, allowing visitors to plan every element of their race weekend and stay up to date with the latest race news and information. Tickets are available online at: www.yasmarinacircuit.com and through the Yas Marina Circuit Call Centre (800 927) or +971 (0) 2 659 9800, as well as through all Etihad Shops and Virgin Megastores, Yas Central Express stand at Yas Mall, and through the YasHUB smartphone app and its Facebook shop: www.facebook.com/yasmarinacircuit For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/yasmarinacircuit www.twier.com/ymcofficial www.instagram.com/ymcofficial www.youtube.com/user/yasMarinaCircuit

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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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DUBAI WORLD Created through the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai World Cup provides a truly global stage upon which the best horses in the world come to compete every year. The $30m race day is held at Meydan Racecourse on the last Saturday in March.

Festivities on Dubai World Cup day end with the spectacular Dubai World Cup show and concert.

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The Dubai World Cup Carnival, worth $40m in prize money, runs from January to March every year and is a season of high-class international race days contested by the most high-proďŹ le owners, trainers, horses and jockeys in the world.


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Spread across 11 race days, the Dubai World Cup Carnival leads to the season-ending Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates. The Carnival runs alongside our domestic Racing at Meydan season.

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HAND 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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BAGS 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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ALL THE LOOKS FROM THE RESORT 2017 COLLECTION

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ABU DHAB

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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TRAVEL FROM AL HABTOOR CITY

Atlantis The Palm

21 km | 22 m

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque 127 km | 73 mins

Yas Marina Circuit 111 km | 67 mins

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Meydan 11.3 km | 15 mins

Emirates Golf Club 19.5 km | 18 mins

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