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ST REGIS SAADIYAT ISLAND

The iconic St. Regis brand extends its legacy to Abu Dhabi with The St. Regis Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, created by thoughtful Mediterranean architecture and a contemporary interior design.

SAADIYAT MUSEUMS

Saadiyat is a natural island alongside Abu Dhabi’s coast and is a place set to become home to iconic cultural institutions such as the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and the Zayed National Museum

PARK HYATT ABU DHABI

Park Hya Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas is a 5star luxury beach resort in Abu Dhabi nestled along the pristine beach of Saadiyat Island, just 25 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport.

ZAYA NURAI ISLAND

Stay at the most sought-aer luxury beach resort. Stemming from the Arabic word 'Nur' meaning light, Nurai is an island of staggering beauty, of turquoise seas and white sand

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Whether you’re in the mood for a lounger or a beach cabana, pick your spot for the day around a breezy shore. If you’re lucky you might see some dolphins playing in the bay or even turtles.

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

Advertising Sion Rapson Gina Reynolds Mike Sawicki Business Development Kevin Rolfe Chris Frost Andrea Roca Production team Nadeem George Rasha Akar Abid Ahmed Denis Halilaj Josiah King Juwon Adenusi Katrina Lee-Smith Orenthal Jackson Online George Cooke

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Discover Abu Dhabi

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A WORLD CLASS LEISURE, RESIDENTIAL, BUSINESS AND CULTURAL HUB OF GLOBAL PROPORTIONS

SAADIYAT ISLAND Just seven minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, the 27 square kilometre Saadiyat Island is undergoing a remarkable transformation into a world class leisure, residential, business and cultural hub of global proportions, housing the world's largest single concentration of premier cultural assets. These will include the Zayed National Museum, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi - all designed by Pritzker prize winners.

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The island’s purpose built visitor centre - Manarat Al Saadiyat (which translates from Arabic as 'a place of enlightenment'), brings Saadiyat's vision to life, complemented perfectly by a permanently open-to-thepublic exhibition: 'The Saadiyat Story' gives visitors an interactive narrative on the history and cultural vision behind the island.

Moved piece by piece from Shanghai, where it welcomed almost two million visitors to the UAE’s national exhibition during the World Expo 2010, the UAE Pavilion is emerging as a new landmark exhibition and events venue. Hosting some of the country’s most important cultural functions, the striking dune-shaped structure was designed by London’s acclaimed Foster + Partners. Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is the region’s first ocean course; the Gary Player-designed masterpiece respectfully harnesses the natural beauty of Saadiyat Island’s magnificent, white sand beaches for a truly unique playing experience. With two five star properties already opened - The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi and Park Hya Abu Dhabi - and more in the pipeline, the island’s leisure and hospitality offering is rapidly increasing. With its


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own distinctive style, the exclusive Saadiyat Beach Club celebrates the elegance and peacefulness of this unique island. Leisure services include an outdoor swimming pool, a workout room with fitness and wellness programmes, spa facilities, sauna and steam rooms, kids' pool and playing areas, and private cabanas and loungers set on the stunning, white beach. Set on the island’s serene natural shores, the 400-metre Saadiyat Public Beach is a great spot for a day out, and the perfect place to enjoy Abu Dhabi’s clean, warm turquoise waters. There are lounge chairs, showers, bathrooms, lockers, changing rooms, towels, umbrellas, ample parking and lifeguards are on duty throughout the day. The beach is open daily from 8am to 8pm, and entry is AED 25 (US$ 6.8) for adults and AED 15 (US$ 4.1) for children over six years old. www.saadiyat.ae

The original ‘guests’ of Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island, the Hawksbill sea turtles, continue to nest on the destination's sweeping beachfront. The nine kilometre Saadiyat Beach plays host to several Hawksbill turtle nests every year. The Hawksbill is listed as critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List, as its population has declined by more than 80 per cent worldwide over the last three generations due to habitat destruction and poaching. Since master developer Tourism Development & Investment Company began its Hawksbill Turtle Conservation Programme in early 2010, geing the buy in of developers, contractors and now resort operators, some 650 eggs have hatched successfully on Saadiyat.

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WHAT’S ON

Louvre Abu DhAbi StorieS Louvre Abu Dhabi displayed a selection of the museum's recently acquired artworks in Louvre Abu Dhabi Stories: Al-Qalam and Louvre Abu Dhabi Stories: Immortal Figures at Manarat Al Saadiyat that closed its doors to the public on 30 August. The displays included illuminated manuscripts, figures and statues that transcend history and endure as treasures of past civilisations.

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Louvre Abu Dhabi Stories: Al-Qalam A selection of seven objects from a range of disciplines including philosophy, poetry, and religious studies. They originate from various cultures and civilisations, yet all share the unity of conveying the power of ‘the wrien word’. In the illuminated manuscripts on display, the integration of imagery lends an aesthetic complement to the messages conveyed. In Qur’an folios, where paintings are forbidden, the art of calligraphy creates an illumination with unsurpassed beauty.

Louvre Abu Dhabi Stories: immortal Figures From the ancient to the present day, humankind has been expressing itself through visual means, conveying distinctive images. Analysing various representations of the human figure across time has formed a deeper understanding of its civilisations and cultures. These four artworks transcend history, for they have survived the ages and continue to remain and endure as symbols of immortality


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univerSAL expreSSionS: ConCert inSpireD by Louvre Abu DhAbi In the context of the Emirati-French cultural dialogue, this concert was a part of a prestigious programme initiated by TCA Abu Dhabi and French authorities, leading up to the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Led by internationally celebrated conductor and former Director of the Orchestre de Paris, Christoph Eschenbach, the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester (Youth Orchestra), will perform two world premiere commissions in Abu Dhabi overlooking the construction site of the future museum. The evening began with Emirati composer Faisal Al Saari’s specially commissioned piece Zayed’s Dream, which linked and entwined the wide symphonic sounds of a classical orchestra with melodies and instruments from Emirati heritage. This was followed by a composition from one of the greatest living contemporary French composers, the director of the Conservatoire de

Paris, Bruno Mantovani, called Once Upon a Time. The Cello Fantasy will be performed by star soloist: Gautier Capuçon. Following the interval, the orchestra will play the spectacular symphonic piece, La Mer (The Sea) by impressionist composer, Claude Debussy.

DiALogueS in the Spirit oF Louvre Abu DhAbi 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.

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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.

the FirSt Louvre Abu DhAbi exhibition In 2009 Talking Art: Louvre Abu Dhabi was organised to mark the laying of the first stone for the future Louvre Abu Dhabi. This event offered a preview of the future museum and took the form of a 90-minute presentation, which included the unveiling of the first acquisitions for the museum’s permanent collection, together with loans of artworks from French museums, the screening of a short film on the design for the building by Pritzker-prize winning architect Jean Nouvel and an illustrated talk explaining the concept behind the museum. ‘Talking Art: Louvre Abu Dhabi is a beautifully craed example of what a visitor will experience in the Louvre Abu Dhabi. It gives the public an opportunity to open the doors of the Louvre Abu Dhabi before its physical completion on Saadiyat Island,’ said His Excellency Sheikh Sultan Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chariman of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority. The acquisitions on show date from as early as

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the 6th century BCE and as recently as the early 20th century, and come from regions as far apart as France and China. The works of the permanent collection were supplemented by pieces on loan from the French national collections (Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Musée Guimet, Musée du Louvre, Musée National d’Art ModerneCentre Georges Pompidou, Musée d’Orsay, Musée du Quai Branly). All these works exemplified the reciprocal artistic and cultural links that will be at the heart of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. The items on display included two Mamluk works – part of a Holy Qur’an manuscript from Egypt or Syria (second quarter of the 14th century) and a mosque lamp (1347–1361, Louvre), which embody the symbolism of light, the illumination of the mind and understanding of the divine. Two Buddhist sculptures – one from the Gandhara region (2nd–3rd century) and the other from China (550–577) – illustrated how different cultures influence each other. Works loaned by the Musée du Quai Branly included an elegant Tsonga headrest (second half of the 19th century) and an Abomey stool (late 19th century). Paintings on display included two works by Manet and a

landscape by Cézanne, testifying to the originality of these artists, who helped pave the way for the artistic advances of the 20th century. Talking Art: Louvre Abu Dhabi also included a film presenting Jean Nouvel’s architectural vision, revealing how it combines forms drawn from traditional Arab architecture. Other events included symposia and roundtables bringing together distinguished experts and leading figures from the cultural sector, including Henri Loyree, President-Director of the Louvre, Laurence des Cars, Curatorial Director at Agence France-Muséums and Dominique de Font-Réaulx, curator at the Louvre. Highlighting the future museum’s educational role, there were also art workshops for young people enabling them to create works of their own inspired by the works and themes on display.

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SAADiyAt beACh CLub

Saadiyat island • Fri, oct 25 150 years of Monte-Carlo Beach Club’s parent company

Saadiyat island • thu, nov 13 The who’s who of the UAE will be out to play at Saadiyat Beach Club’s relaunch party

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Saadiyat island • Sun, oct 13 to thu, oct 31 Beach House Rooop is the ideal venue to watch the sunset over a few cocktails and in good company listening to chill-out music by our Resident DJ Sco. Live music every Thursday and Friday from 6pm-10pm

Saadiyat island • thu, nov 13 The excitement is back. Saadiyat Beach Club unveiled a brand new identity and is going to celebrate it the way it knows best – with a superb launch party on November 13th

FinD your hAppy hour Saadiyat island • Mon, Sun, tue, Wed Caramel is the perfect place to wind down aer a long day of work now that the temperatures are lower

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Let MuSiC AnD Art CoLLiDe Saadiyat island • thu, Dec 11 At Manarat Al Saadiyat. Listen to the point where music and art cross at Artscape: An Evening of Light and Music, which is a part of the Manarat Al Saadiyat’s ‘Seeing Through the Light’ exhibit

MoonWALk to See MiChAeL Saadiyat island • Fri, Dec 26 At Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. We know that legendary Michael Jackson is no longer with us. But according to the thousands of fans that mob him at every turn, the world’s greatest MJ impersonator, ‘NAVI’ fills the void le by the greatest showman of all time in spectacular fashion

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

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


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

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

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

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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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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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Al raha beach theatre • 31 August – 3 September

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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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THE ST. REgIS ISlAND RESO Visionary Destination, Seductive Address. The iconic St. Regis brand extends its legacy to Abu Dhabi with The St. Regis Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, created by thoughtful Mediterranean architecture and a contemporary interior design.

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The award-winning St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is the city’s true beachfront leisure address located just 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport and 10 minutes from the city’s bustling downtown.


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St. Regis Suites The resort’s 32 St. Regis Suites make the ideal getaway with its luxurious yet relaxed décor that features an intimate living area, a spacious bathroom and a private balcony with breathtaking views of the ocean.

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Set in Mediterranean haven, the suite’s interiors come alive with a neutral palee of cool browns and creams punctuated by the occasional burst of vivid coral turquoise, adding a distinctive twist to the décor.

The welcoming bedroom features a king bed with luxurious feather-down comforters and feather pillows and a walk-in closet. The well-appointed Refreshment Center and in-room entertainment with the flat screen TV, wi-fi and an iPod docking station provide the extra comforts, as does the spacious bathroom.


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With an oversized tub, separate rain shower and double vanity with oversized mirror, it is its own kind of sanctuary, complete with exclusive Remède bath amenities. So bathrobes and slippers complete the pampering ambiance.

In all suites, St. Regis Butler Service ensures that unique preferences are known and catered for making an extraordinary home away from home.

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Premium Sea View Room Experience the tranquility of calming views and bespoke services as you step into our Premium Sea View Room. The 55sqm – 60sqm room offers refined comfort, with an inviting terrace featuring an alluring Arabian Gulf view and stunning whitesand beach at your whim.

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Appointed with all of the details that a discerning traveler would expect from a contemporary residence, each room features the latest media technology, providing exceptional entertainment as desired, in-room safe, well-stocked refreshment center as well as a spacious bathroom.


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With a separate bathtub, rainforest shower and double vanity units, it is its own kind of sanctuary, completed with exclusive Remède bath amenities. To ensure blissful moments, so bathrobes and slippers are available in every room. From our plush king-size beds or twins, guests may slumber peacefully in the so comfort of feather down comforters and feather pillows.

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THE MOST EXClUSIVE RESTAURANTS Local, Mediterranean, International… your tastes have a great choice with us to enjoy at our island destination. oLéA Mediterranean-influenced, Olea is the all-day dining venue of The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort. Located on the level one with panoramic view of the ocean and beyond, this restaurant features cooking stations where staff, in keeping with the St Regis service tradition, await guests' every whim. With its indoor and alfresco options, it is ideal for a relaxing dining experience with family or friends.

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55&5th, the griLL. Abu DhAbi Inspired by the address of the original St. Regis New York, 55&5th, The Grill offers a classic, upscale Manhaan-style grill and lounge, complete with an outdoor terrace, private dining room, cellar and personal sommelier. Staying true to its origins, the menu begins with classic and signature cocktails, including our namesake Arabian Snapper, and an extensive wine list, which pairs flawlessly with the epicurean offerings. Renowned main dishes include specialty menu of Vintage Aged Beef, featuring both grass-fed and grain-fed beef.


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turQuoiZ beACh reStAurAnt AnD Lounge Turquoiz, as the name suggests, embodies the turquoise blue ocean that captivates guests on arrival. A beach restaurant with a large sunset terrace, this vibrant venue is set apart from the hotel as a rustic series of buildings strung out along the sand. Turquoiz serves a selection of succulent seafood, light meals and sumptuous snacks, cooked with simplicity and passion. To complement the food is a myriad of signature cocktails perfect for sundowners while our resident DJ plays serene lounge music before upping the tempo as the evening progresses.

SontAyA Sontaya, meaning sunset in Thai, is the seductively beautiful venue at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort that is set amongst a series of floating pavilions that look out to the beach and across the turquoise Arabian Gulf. Featuring enchanting ambience and flavorsome fare, the pavilions and terraces overlooking shimmering pools exude romance by night, while signature cocktails complement the restaurant’s cheerful energy during the day.

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Exceptional meetings, unforgeable events. Adorned with state-of-the art lighting and sound equipment, the 3,000 sqm Regal Ballroom at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, is an ideal venue for conferences, exhibitions and grand occasions. The resort’s uncompromising events facility and bespoke service makes celebrated moments at The Regal Ballroom even more memorable.

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Featuring a 3,000 sqm spacious pillar-less ballroom, an expansive outdoor terrace with an ocean view, four meeting rooms and a Majlis; all fied with state-ohe-art light and sound equipment, this venue is a compelling option for product launches, events, exhibitions and private functions.


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Only a short drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport and the city’s downtown district, The Regal Ballroom also offers on-site technical support ensuring every moment spent at the venue is flawless.

Enhancing this experience are the resort’s luxurious suites, making The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort the ideal venue for weddings and private functions. www.stregiss2aadiyatisland.com

For those once-in-a-lifetime gatherings, the ballroom has a dedicated bridal entrance, with a separate bridal salon that features dressing and grooming areas.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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Saadiyat is the flagship development project of the tourism Development and investment Company (tDiC). it is a multi-faceted destination, that features a wide range of luxurybased experiences, including hospitality, leisure and retail while also providing a top-quality address to call home as well as worldrenowned educational opportunities – all just 500 metres off the coast of Abu Dhabi.


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PARK HYATT ABU DHABI HOTEL AND VILLAS AN AWARD-WINNING BEACH RESORT IN ABU DHABI

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Park Hya Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas is a 5-star luxury beach resort in Abu Dhabi nestled along the pristine beach of Saadiyat Island, just 25 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport. The resort lies on a vast stretch of environmentally protected white sand beach adjacent to the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. Relax in one of the 306 spacious guestrooms with private balconies, including stylish suites and private villas featuring open-air plunge pools with magnificent ocean, garden or golf course views. Savour fresh flavours and local delights, all thoughtfully sourced and carefully served by our team of culinary experts at our award-winning restaurants and bars.

This exclusive sanctuary also features unique facilities for meetings and special events, enhanced by complete resort amenities; from exquisite dining and catering to a luxurious spa. Enjoy the leisure pools, play tennis, get energised in the fitness centre or experience Saadiyat Beach Golf Club; an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Gary Player. True to the Park Hya brand, Park Hya Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas offers understated luxury and gracious service in an intimate sanctuary, offering guests an experience that is distinctly inspiring.

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A 5-star hotel in Saadiyat island, Abu Dhabi Your ideal stay is waiting for you at Park Hya Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas. Strategically located on a pristine natural beach and surrounded by Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, our Abu Dhabi luxury hotel forms this beautiful atmosphere. Park Hya Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas is in close proximity to Saadiyat Cultural District - allowing our guests to visit such upcoming iconic masterpieces as Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi - and is just a few minutes from the city’s centre, the Abu Dhabi Corniche and Abu Dhabi International Airport. From spacious guestrooms, suites and villas to beautiful spaces for events and weddings, experience our impeccable aention to detail and personalised service when you stay with us. Whether you are visiting Abu Dhabi for business or leisure, a wide range of services and amenities coupled with our intuitive understanding of your needs - ensures that every detail is well aended to. For your convenience, our fully equipped Business

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Centre offers a host of business services and facilities, while our insightful Concierge service is eager to put together a personalised itinerary for you based on your interests. 24-hour in-room dining, a wireless Internet connection, babysiing services and a doctor on call are just some of our services that will ensure that your every need is taken care of. If you are looking to relax or unwind, our resort also offers exciting recreational services, such as Atarmia Spa, four swimming pools, a fitness centre and Camp Hya.

rooms and Suites Park Hya Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas offers 306 luxuriously appointed guestrooms, suites and villas that seamlessly blend understated elegance with regional charm. Relax in the luxury of an island sanctuary, providing a residential feel with the UAE’s cultural touches, and enjoy the stunning views of the Arabian Sea, landscaped garden and the pool from your private balcony or terrace.


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Complimentary Internet access, a luxurious kingsize bed, spacious work desk, pampering bath amenities and 24-hour in-room dining are just some of the features of the guestrooms at our luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi. Our suites and villas offer a living area, and are the perfect home away from home for families and long staying guests.

prince Suite Enjoy premier views of the Arabian Sea - and the resort - in our top-floor Prince Suite combining contemporary style with the UAE’s rich cultural heritage. This 150 to 170 sq m (1,614 to 1,829 sq ) suite features a separate bedroom, living room and a large balcony overlooking the panoramic views of the Arabian Sea, Saadiyat Beach and the soothing pools of the hotel. The Prince Suite's living room is furnished with a cozy sofa bed, armchairs, writing desk with Internet access, mp3 player docking station, 42-inch LED TV and DVD player. The dining area is equipped with a

dining table for up to six guests. The room also features an open-plan Chinese lava wave marble bathroom including dual vanity sinks, Hans Grohe walk-in rain shower and a deep soaking stand-alone Toto bathtub with so bathrobes and Le Labo signature bath products complementing these relaxing retreats. Pampering touches include daily buffet breakfast and daily fruit, water and a newspaper. The room also has interconnecting options to guest rooms and suites.

royal villa Experience the exclusive sanctuary of a serene island retreat in this one-of-a-kind private villa to be found in Park Hya Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas. Combining contemporary style with the UAE’s cultural touches, our Royal Villa measures approximately 355 sq m (3,821 sq ) and is furnished with a spacious living room, master bedroom, one twin and two king beds and a maid’s room with a separate entrance with aached bathroom.

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The Royal Villa also features a large outdoor terrace with a private plunge pool and massage beds, as well as a dining terrace for your guests, offering magnificent views of the Arabian Sea and Saadiyat Island. The Royal Villa’s living room is perfect for business or family entertaining, equipped with a kitchen with a butler’s entrance and furnished with a dining table for up to six guests, plush sofas, armchairs, a recessed entertainment centre with LED TV and DVD player. The room also features an open-plan Chinese lava wave marble bathroom including dual vanity sinks, Hans Grohe walk-in rain shower and a deep soaking stand-alone Toto bathtub with so bathrobes and Le Labo signature bath products complementing these relaxing retreats. Pampering touches include daily buffet breakfast, daily fruit, water and a newspaper.

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things to do and places to visit in Abu Dhabi When you stay with us at our beach resort in Abu Dhabi, you are ensured of an experience that captures authentic Park Hya hospitality and yet is a unique reflection of the culture of Abu Dhabi. Whether you are relaxing on the beach, playing golf at the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club or rejuvenating at the award-winning Atarmia Spa, there are a host of exciting things to do and places to see in Abu Dhabi. Spend your day basking by the swimming pool or at Saadiyat Beach, while children enjoy an adventure at Camp Hya including a children’s pool. Join Arabella Willing - our resident marine biologist - for a boat journey around several coastal habitats, and learn about the marine ecosystems of the Emirates. Looking to go on sightseeing? Let our concierge plan a guided tour of places to see in Abu Dhabi including the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Emirates Heritage Village and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

Dine at some of the best restaurants in Abu Dhabi An exceptional dining experience awaits you at our best restaurants in Abu Dhabi. The resort offers a selection of elegant restaurants serving an array of cuisines. The Park Bar & Grill serves carefully selected steaks while The Café - our stylish all-day dining restaurant - showcases a selection of international dishes. Enjoy homemade Mediterranean dishes with amazing views of Saadiyat Beach at the Beach House or celebrate a special occasion at the scenic Beach House Rooop, considered as one of the best bars in Abu Dhabi. Whether it is breakfast, lunch, dinner or everything in between, experience our gracious service and passion for the culinary arts. hp://abudhabi.park.hya.com/en/hotel/home.html

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ABU DHABI HOTEL AND VILLAS

Park Hya Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas is a 5-star luxury beach resort in Abu Dhabi nestled along the pristine beach of Saadiyat Island, just 25 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport. The resort lies on a vast stretch of environmentally protected white sand beach adjacent to the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. Relax in one of the 306 spacious guestrooms with private balconies, including stylish suites and private villas featuring open-air plunge pools with magnificent ocean, garden or golf course views. Savour fresh flavours and local delights, all thoughtfully sourced and carefully served by our team of culinary experts at our award-winning restaurants and bars.

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This exclusive sanctuary also features unique facilities for meetings and special events, enhanced by complete resort amenities; from exquisite dining and catering to a luxurious spa. Enjoy the leisure pools, play tennis, get energised in the fitness centre or experience Saadiyat Beach Golf Club; an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Gary Player. True to the Park Hya brand, Park Hya Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas offers understated luxury and gracious service in an intimate sanctuary, offering guests an experience that is distinctly inspiring.


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royal villa Experience the exclusive sanctuary of a serene island retreat in this one-of-a-kind private villa to be found in Park Hya Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas. Combining contemporary style with the UAE’s cultural touches, our Royal Villa measures approximately 355 sq m (3,821 sq ) and is furnished with a spacious living room, master bedroom, one twin and two king beds and a maid’s room with a separate entrance with aached bathroom. The Royal Villa also features a large outdoor terrace with a private plunge pool and massage beds, as well as a dining terrace for your guests, offering magnificent views of the Arabian Sea and Saadiyat Island.

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The Royal Villa’s living room is perfect for business or family entertaining, equipped with a kitchen with a butler’s entrance and furnished with a dining table for up to six guests, plush sofas, armchairs, a recessed entertainment centre with LED TV and DVD player. The room also features an open-plan Chinese lava wave marble bathroom including dual vanity sinks, Hans Grohe walk-in rain shower and a deep soaking stand-alone Toto bathtub with so bathrobes and Le Labo signature bath products complementing these relaxing retreats. Pampering touches include daily buffet breakfast, daily fruit, water and a newspaper. hp://abudhabi.park.hya.com


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Thomas Carlyle Ford, beer known today as Tom Ford, is an American fashion designer and film director. Initially trained as an architect at Parsons School of Design, Ford spent a year working abroad at an internship for fashion house Chloé and developed a feel for the fashion industry. Ford concealed his architecture background and displayed considerable personal charm in his pursuit of a job in the fashion industry. His first position was with American designer Cathy Hardwick. He accepted a position with Perry Ellis, but knew beer prospects were available in Europe. Prestigious Italian fashion house Gucci was struggling at the time, and Ford accepted a position in Gucci's women's Ready-to-Wear division in 1990. Ford achieved considerable success at Gucci, eventually heading up multiple divisions before being named Creative Director in 1992. Ford's efforts were pivotal in Gucci's turnaround. The company was nearly bankrupt when Ford joined the organization, but when he le in 2004, the company's value had more than doubled. During Ford's tenure with Gucci, the company acquired Yves Saint Laurent, and Ford created provocative, controversial and highly successful ad campagins for YSL fragrances Opium and M7. These ads were an early indicator of Ford's future direction.

Tom Ford returned to the U.S. and announced the creation of his own brand in 2005. The company offers fashions, accessories and eyewear, and is known for its sexually-charged advertising. Ford also formed a partnership with Estee Lauder that same year, for the development of fragrances and cosmetics. The first fragrance produced under this alliance, Black Orchid (2006) was an immediate success. A series of successful fragrances for men and women have since been launched, along with a prestige line, Tom Ford Private Blend, whose first fragrance was Purple Patchouli in 2007. Ford's career took an unusual turn in 2009 when he directed his first film, "A Single Man," which was well-received by critics and filmgoers and earned a number of awards and nominations for the director and actors. Designer Tom Ford has 58 perfumes in our fragrance base. The earliest edition was created in 2006 and the newest is from 2016. Tom Ford fragrances were made in collaboration with perfumers Givaudan, David Apel, Harry Fremont, Sonia Constant, Yves Cassar, Yann Vasnier, Calice Becker, Shyamala Maisondieu, Antoine Maisondieu, Rodrigo Flores-Roux, Olivier Gillotin, Clement Gavarry, Tom Ford and Firmenich. www.tomford.com/fragrance/private-blend/

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ZAYA NURAI ISlAND ABU DHABI VOTED MOST INCREDIBLE PRIVATE ISLAND

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nurAi’S beAuty “The natural beauty of the island really captured me. I never imagined I would spend so much time just staring out at the views.” your DAy At nurAi Stay at the most sought-aer luxury beach resort. Stemming from the Arabic word 'Nur' meaning light, Nurai is an island of staggering beauty, of turquoise seas and white sands. It' a place filled with natural harmony appealing to all five senses.

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WAter viLLA Imagine a space that seems to levitate over water. Each four-bedroom Water Villa provides a generous 10,000 square feet of light- filled living space. The turquoise ocean is your private backyard.

villa Details: • Beds: 4 bedrooms with option of king sized bed or twin beds • Bathrooms: 5 bathrooms • Pool Size: 120 m2 • Villa Size: 950 m2 villa Features: • Fully equipped gourmet kitchen • Gourmet fridge • Oversized bathtub • Walk-in rainfall showers • 48″ TV • Polk speakers • Outdoor terrace • Infinity edge pool • Private patio and sun deck • Rooop dining and barbeque area • Electronic safe

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beACh eStAte The Beach Estates are tucked under sweeping grass canopies doed around the perimeter of the island, each with its own private beach and undisturbed ocean views. Each one has 18,000 square feet of living space. Sunbathing patios, outdoor dining areas and al fresco showers ensure complete immersion with the landscape. villa Details: • Beds: 5 bedrooms with option of king sized bed or twin beds • Bathrooms: 7 bathrooms • Pool Size: 90 m2 • Estate Size: 1700 m2 villa Features: • Fully equipped gourmet kitchen • Gourmet fridge • Oversized bathtub • Walk-in rainfall showers • Cinema room • Polk speakers • Outdoor terrace

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MinD, boDy & SouL. Relax and refresh yourself with the wide range of therapeutic beauty and body treatments at Zaya Spa starting from Q2 - 2016. Lounge in zen-like private pavilions, steam rooms, saunas and footbaths with spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf. Currently guests can indulge in our in-room treatments which guarantee total repose, without even having to leave your private haven. www.zayanuraiisland.com


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berLuti'S noteS Leather: venezia Scrio Leather Venezia leather was developed in the early 1990s when Olga Berluti was determined to create a leather that would permit patinas of exquisite transparency and exceptional depth. This leather is available in several versions: Gloria, Light, Nappa, Craquelé, So: Our craspersons select the most appropriate leather for each article Scrio: This emblematic House design pays homage to calligraphy. The etching in the leather gives every article bearing this motif tremendous visual impact. www.berluti.com/en/ collections/shoes/oxfords/ alessandro-new-genovavenezia-scrioleather#.v3pwz1djqao

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perForMAnCe The exquisite 3.5-litre V6 engine has been modified significantly to achieve the supercar performance of the Evora 400. Its induction system has been supplemented by a revised supercharger and a water-to-air chargecooler, that raises power to an outstanding 400 hp (406 ps).

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Select the first of the its six, close-ratio, manual gears and the acceleration is viscerally exciting. In fact, the automatic version is even swier off the mark, its performance sharpened by the Race seing in the Dynamic Performance Management system. A V-max of 186 mph (300 kph), experienced from within the Evora 400’s purposefully equipped and comfortable cabin, provides proof positive that Lotus makes supercar ownership not only extremely focused but also both entrancing and giant-killing.


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Weight The Lotus Evora 400 is the fastest Lotus road car of the New Millennium. Its lightweight chassis has been lowered and widened to make cockpit entry and exit to the 2+2 composite body easy. The Evora 400 exudes the Lotus spirit of lightness and driving purity so succinctly. Despite producing 400 hp (406 ps) from its 3.5litre supercharged V6 engine, with its comfortable cabin displaying many new features, the overall kerbweight of the Evora 400 has been reduced by 42 kg over its forebear.

As a result, its exquisite power to weight ratio, combined with an aerodynamic package that maintains zero liî…š but increases downforce at high speeds, simply enhances its supercar appea

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torSion Underpinning the Evora 400 supercar is a brand new, eďŹƒcient, structurally rigid and low weight extruded and bonded chassis-tub. Based on more than 60 years of Lotus racing and sportscar developments, its torsional rigidity is outstanding.

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As one of the strongest chassis available, it allows the suspension to work more eďŹƒciently, to provide unparalleled grip, amazing comfort, supercar dynamics and an overall balance that is totally engaging. Yet, it is 42 kg lighter than the outgoing Evora model, features more equipment and literally doubles the downforce available.


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AeroDynAMiCS The Evora 400 is Lotus‘s fastest model, worthy of supercar status. It is stylishly aractive, beautifully designed, yet purposefully aerodynamic. From its aggressive new front cooling intakes, past the fascinating lateral graphics, to its more prominent rear, 5-blade airflow diffuser and new three-element tail spoiler, it is every inch the purpose-built supercar.

Yet, because it is a Lotus, the Evora 400 features ‘zero-li’, although the aero package increases downforce by 23 kg at V-max, to make more efficient use of its immensely capable road manners. www.lotuscars.com

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SAADIYAT MeMberShip

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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SAADIYAT GOL The Troon-managed Saadiyat Beach Golf Club harnesses the stunning natural beauty of Saadiyat to create an unparalleled experience, made all the more rewarding with spectacular views of the Gulf's gliering blue waters fringed by pristine white sands. The Gary Player Design Championship Course provides one of the most challenging and rewarding in the golfing world to date. The course itself has been designed to entice golfing enthusiasts from around the world with some of the most spectacular golf hole designs.

The course design has been set up to cater for all types of players starting at 5290 yards, to the most challenging environment for the world’s leading tour players at 7806 yards. As the Arabian Gulf's first beachfront course, it provides a breathtaking variety of golf experiences with every hole having its own unique character. The course has been designed with sensitivity to the surrounding natural environment and in compliance with strict environmental guidelines.

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AT BEACH LF CLUB Saadiyat Beach Golf Club has been designed to accommodate all golfers and offers each golfer a 'Member for a Day' experience with the optimum level of genuine customer service, from personalised lockers and bag tags to those personal touches from international staff. Ten minutes from the city centre and just twenty minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is perfectly located for domestic and international guests.

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

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Whaletone is for connoisseurs of taste for whom all the aspects of a thing must meet in one exquisite form. Whaletone is not only a gorgeous, modern shape but also, or first of all rather, a modern instrument whose heart is music. It is a perfect, full of sound grand piano which may face numerous musical challenges.

Adapted to chamber performances, it will saturate a small space or, connected appropriately to discreet socket, it will fill a stadium of any size with its sound. It is a phenomenal instrument with professional sound which makes it a complementary entirety. Owing to the philosophy of creation and the possibilities offered by the available technologies, it is an instrument which adapts to the customer not only visually but also musically.

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royAL DigitAL Whaletone Royal is our largest model for real connoisseurs of unrestricted and bold solutions. Its grandeur fully reflects the idea of unrestricted freedom and liberty which is so close both for Whaletone brand and for each musician. The use of its scale was the basis for construction of an instrument captivating with its strength and gentleness - with no compromise, where the form of the grand piano is freed and its design fully used. heArt oF SounD The model of a sound processor, a flagship model of Roland brand, with one of the best sound of the acoustic grand piano and a list of more than 500 various high quality sounds built-in. The is the musical heart of Whaletone. The processor generates an outstandingly authentic sound of a string grand piano which is rendered owing to the Super Natural Piano technology and is available in three types of sounds, i.e. Concert, Studio and Brilliant, and 30 selectable variations as well as 10 sounds of electric pianos in 15 variations, all of which are based upon the Super NATURAL technology too. This guarantees the highest quality enriched still by so important for professional musicians natural sounding elements as smooth and natural sound which makes it even more real, speed and reaction to finger hit, smooth transfer among the levels of dynamics with no unnatural loops of samples. Apart from the extraordinarily natural sound of the classical grand piano, it is also the entire richness of programmed sounds from the vintage models of 1960s to 80s , via combinations of types of sounds to the opportunity to create one's own, completely new sounds. ivory FeeL The entire device is controlled by a comfortable keyboard PHA III Ivory Feel with fully balanced escapement which imitates the hammering effect of the classical grand piano. So balanced and adjusted key mechanics provides a feeling of play with all the subtleties and sound effects via a perfect transfer of the play dynamics which reacts to any nuances and tone changes depending on the strength of the pressure and, especially enriches the expression and audibility even in case of a subtle pianissimo also with the additional support of the Sound Focus function. Since we know that nuances are important, the surface of the keys is covered with the highest quality material of the latest generation which replaces ivory, i.e. Ivory Feel which, via humidity absorption, prevents fingers from slipping off the keys and provides a feeling of playing a classical instrument.

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MuSiC poWer Whaletone is an independently playing digital instrument which emits strong and clear sounds. This is owing to the built-in acoustic solutions of a high level. Whaletone Royal is equipped with an internal, professional, Hypex-based (amplifying system), 3channel, noiseless amplifier of the power of 340 to more than 1,300 W, depending on the channel. The power amplifier of the pure direct standard provides a possibility to control the power level of individual channels which group clear sounds of the samples in defined frequencies. The channels which group appropriate frequencies are supplemented by a wider range of harmonic sounds and directed to appropriately balanced speakers: low-, mid and hightone ones of the range of 18Hz - 24kHz. beSpoke Whaletone is unique. It is made for individual orders only so it adapts to very personal requirements. Manufacture of a Whaletone grand piano is a creative process , and the effect of it is always individual and unrepeatable. It is composed of numerous components, hand made, and it offers many possibilities to be adapted to individual preferences or a place it will function. Starting with individually selected colors, type of polish, selection of materials, via individual decorations, personalization and the possibility of the finishing configuration makes it an extraordinary and unique instrument. This is an unprecedented combination of possibilities. Each of the unique models is marked with its own, individual number, engraved plate showing the name of the owner, inscription or graphics. The colors and upholstery of the specially designed seats match the grad piano which forms a harmonious entirety. The protective covers from delicate flannel and synthetic silk help to care for the instrument and, at the same time, they emphasize our care for the details and high level of satisfaction of all those who expect high quality. Whaletone is a celebration of personal relishes and tasting of bespoke things. www.whaletone.com


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BUgATTI V gRAND SPO

The Bugai Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport is the roadster version of the Veyron 16.4. The name “Grand Sport” recalls two of the most beautiful models in the Bugai brand’s history: the Type 40 and Type 43 from the late 20s and early 30s, which were the first models to be given the moniker “Grand Sport” by Eore and Jean Bugai. These roadsters were the ultimate sports cars of their day.

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The Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport combines the pioneering performance specs of the Veyron coupé with the alluring form of a roadster – and

takes the experience of open-top driving in a supercar into a new dimension. In addition, the transparent roof allows drivers to directly experience their surroundings, even when the roof is up. Whether you are cruising elegantly or pushing the car to the limits of its power, with speeds of up to 360 km/h with the roof down and 407 km/h with the roof up, you are guaranteed an absolutely thrilling driver experience and a powerful adrenaline rush.


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The Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport celebrated its world premiere in summer 2006 in Pebble Beach, California, where the first model was auctioned for over three million US dollars.

Consequently, the design of the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport embodies a timeless excellence that makes it a worthy successor to Eore Bugai’s Grand Sport models from the late 1920s.

Bugai wanted to design a roadster that redefined the technical limits of automotive engineering while also appealing to connoisseurs of aesthetic design and lovers of unique cars. The designers combined their creative finesse with the technical expertise of the engineers to achieve a perfect balance of luxurious elegance and superlative technical performance.

The Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport is completely sold out.

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QuiLteD nApA LeAther The Grand Sport only uses top-quality napa leather that has been carefully processed so as to retain its natural breathability. Based on historic models, the leather seat covers have been quilted using a method that has been reinterpreted for use in a modern car. The paern symbolises an acceleration curve.

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The moisture-repellent leather allows the Grand Sport to meet the very highest of expectations for an open-top sports car. The result is a minimalist aesthetic – form and function in perfect harmony.

MonoCoQue The unique structure of the Bugai Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport made it especially challenging to design the removable roof module for the new version. The passenger compartment, designed as a monocoque, perfectly combines high rigidity and extremely low weight. It is the central element of the vehicle structure. Removing the roof takes away an integral component of this structure, meaning the load path had to be redefined in order to retain the high rigidity and crash safety, including side impact and rollover protection. Consequently, the monocoque was reinforced along the sills and transmission tunnel.


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Air SCoopS A characteristic feature of the Grand Sport are the two air scoops on the le and right of the bonnet (which are redesigned for the Vitesse). These air scoops serve two functions in the roadster: firstly, they provide air intake for the engine and secondly, they are an elegantly integrated component of the rollover protection system.

Just like the Super Sport, the Vitesse uses a fullcarbon monocoque which enables an extremely high torsional rigidity of 22,000 Nm per degree with maximum passive safety. The exterior is also made completely of carbon fibre. www.bugai.com/veyron/veyron-164-grandsport/

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Introducing her range of 'Treat & Transform' Colour Cosmetic Hybrids. Every product is enriched with long-term hydrating and anti-age ingredients for an instant colour transformation with long-lasting benefits.

Through the extensive product development experience, they have collated the best, purest and highest quality ingredients they could find, for products that blend, glide on and apply with ease. On top of that, each product has a how-to video so you can't go wrong! www.charloetilbury.com/uk/ shop-by-product.html

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VIKTOR &ROlF They wear the same clothes; they finish each other’s sentences, and strut their stuff down the catwalk for their own menswear collections. Their brand features both names side by side; they oen play at being each other’s twin with humour, some might find this strange, others pure genius. But they also form a true duo, with an amazing imagination and creativity like no other, which turn the classical rules of luxurious fashion and beauty upside down on its head. The Dutch duo Viktor Horsting, born 27 May 1969, and Rolf Snoeren who was born 19 December, 1969, both hail from the Netherlands where they were raised. They met whilst both aending the renowned Arnhem Academy of Art and Design; but they did not begin working together until aer their graduation. It was in 1992 that they packed up their bags and moved to Paris. (The House of Viktor & Rolf, Caroline Evans and Susannah Frankel, Merrel 2008) They began interning for brands such as Maison Martin Margiela, and designed their own clothes in spare time on the evenings, then presenting them in the art circuit, soon making a name for themselves winning the Festival d’Hyeres prize in 1993. Their brand makes

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the link between couture fashion and art seamlessly, puing deep concepts and showmanship in their work. Viktor & Rolf’s first clothing collection was shown at a competition called Salon European des Jeunes Stylistes in 1993. The collection consisted of ten looks, which comprised of pre-existing pieces from garments blended together to form a sort of clothing collage, in turn creating new clothing. It was partly made from old shirts and suits found in flea markets, stitched back together and distorted. Very reminiscent of their former employer Martin Margiela, who was part of the Antwerp group, who were very much linked to the emergence of deconstruction fashion which was a big trend of that particular era, the 1990’s.


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VIKTOR &ROlF Their close link to the art scene, presenting four collections in experimental art exhibitions, led them to show their first Haute Couture collection Spring/Summer 1998. One example of their unusual but spectacular approach to fashion was their entirely topsy-turvy show in fall of 1999, with upside-down dresses and an ear-spliing backwards soundtrack, a provocative all-black show including the models’ faces, and a presentation featuring, on a revolving turntable, a single model who was layered in look aer look like a Russian doll.

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In this same year, 1999, they tell Vogue they intend to step into the world of ready to wear as well as haute couture, Snoeren saying, “We have the same dream as Calvin Klein, only we want to realize it on our own terms,”. Despite Viktor & Rolf’s obvious success, couture can’t pay their bills. Vogue noted that less than half of their fanciful creations have been sold to paying customers. Horsting and Snoeren tell The New York Times that they had been surviving “on a mix of government grants, museum sales, and goodwill.” So it is not surprising they had to turn their aentions away from their couture dreams. It was in May of 2000 that their first ready to wear collection was shown, with the likes of Andre Leon Talley singing their praises, which was a huge success. The collection was panoply of red, white, and blue stars and stripes presented via posters done in a propaganda style featuring Sudanese model Alek Wek that are plastered on the showroom walls. The pair was way ahead of their time sending spectators home with a CD-ROM of their sportswear debut; it wouldn’t be for another decade that the flash drive look books that we know, will eventually become a common appearance in the fashion industry. Later in October 2003, A ten-year Viktor & Rolf retrospective opens at Paris’s Musée de la Mode et du Textile, giving them a lile taster of their former more artistic based roots. Horsting and Snoeren co-curate the displays, selecting black walls and compiling an exhibit catalogue filled with previous press coverage.

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VIKTOR &ROlF Though early on they were known for wowing the fashion press but not selling a stitch, Horsting and Snoeren have since tapped into their commercial potential. In July 2005, aer three years of talks with French beauty giant L’Oréal, V&R drops its first real fragrance, Flowerbomb, an oriental bouquet of Sambac jasmine, Caleya orchid, and green tea packaged in a glass grenade shaped bole. That same year, the house’s highly anticipated H&M capsule collection drew frenzied crowds for their collaboration with fast-fashion retailer H&M, their opening-day sales were projected at a minimum of $1 million, which isn’t too shabby to say they were only scraping by not so many years before. The campaign advertisements featured Brazilian fembot model Raquel Zimmermann, pictured as a bride in a surrealist wedding to double grooms.

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VIKTOR &ROlF In 2008 the pair sold a controlling stake of its business to Diesel owner Renzo Rosso. “We have high ambitions,” Snoeren commented to The New York Times, which also reported their plans to open five more boutiques within the next few years, hence why they sold a percentage of the company to raise funds for further expansion. The next few years were not their best fashion wise, with critics not shy from expressing their luke warm feelings towards their collections in 2011, the NYTimes.com critic in particular saying the pair “live on their own planet,” So the pair aempted to move towards a more mature collection with a 1930s-inspired fall set, sending models out in printed silk pyjamas and Veronica Lake waves. But conceptual cohesiveness remains a problem, as old motifs make less successful return appearances. Although they strive to not be part of the main stream fashion cycle it seems they have fall victim to their own enemy. www.viktor-rolf.com

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THE LONG AWAITED DB11 DEBUTS AT THE RIYADH WORLD LUXURY EXPO WITH ITS CONCEPT PARTNER, THE ICONIC JAMES BOND “SPECTRE” DB10.

WorLD Luxury expo Debut Aston Martin’s new benchmark DB11 takes centre stage at the Riyadh World Luxury Expo at the RitzCarlton in Riyadh. The first publicly available in the model in the “double-figure” generation of the famous DB marque, it will feature alongside the only remaining DB10, the car-star of the latest James Bond film ‘Spectre’. “The DB11 is the benchmark model that sets down the design parameters for the next generation of these remarkable cars,” said Sheikh Ali Alireza, CEO of Haji Husein Alireza and Co., sole concessionaires for Aston Martin in Saudi Arabia. The future design themes and product strategy to start the second century of AML as the sports car of choice for the aficionado begin here and now!” The opening event will be aended by a delegation of senior management from Aston Martin Lagonda, including World Wide Sales Director Mr. Christian Marti, to introduce the car to the discerning buyers in the important Saudi Arabian market.

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The Riyadh Amex World Luxury Expo counts amongst the most exclusive exhibitions in the world, with, many VVIPs and even Royalty aending this high profile event. The three-day exhibition will showcase meticulously selected brands and services from an impressive range of luxury categories, appealing to a highly discerning guest list. Paul Jackson, CEO of World Luxury Group – says “Aston Martin’s important announcement is another impressive addition to the exciting line-up at Amex World Luxury Expo. We are proud to continue a relationship which has seen Aston Martin exhibit with us every year since inception”.

Pocock concluded by noting that, “we have a large order bank and waiting list” and said that the importance of the Saudi market was amply demonstrated by the presence of Aston Martin’s senior management at this event!

Mark Pocock, National General Manager - says that Aston Martin could not be more at home in the ultra exclusive environment of the Riyadh event. “Aston Martin is probably the widest known luxury sports car brand in the world,” he noted. “Our 100-year racing history and 50 year association with the quintessentially British character of James Bond have introduced the brand to hundreds of millions of aficionados across the world.”

Augmenting the presence of the two show-stopping DBs, AML is due to launch a limited edition Vanquish Zagato in 2016. This phenomenal very short-run car will surely engage the aention of car collectors. A serious road car of great rarity, the Zagat iterations of Aston Martin have also proved a profitable investment. The order book will fill early and Pocock recommended that potential customers act early to confirm interest.

Pocock said that underpinning the longevity of Aston Martin’s enviable reputation was the total commitment of the designers, engineers and crasmen to keep the customer at the centre of their thinking and to produce the finest possible car.

Those looking to aend AMEX World Luxury Expo can request an invitation and pre-register online at www.wlgreg.com

“I am particularly delighted that Saudi Arabia will be

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introduced to the next generation so early in its life,” said Pocock. “Our customers here have a deep affection for Aston Martin, and I am sure that the stunningly styled and technologically advanced ‘double-figure DB’ generation will aract its own new generation of enthusiasts. I look forward to meeting customers both existing and new and taking orders during the show.”

Following the event in Riyadh, World Luxury Expo will continue to Seoul in September 2016 continuing an on-going annual signature series of events.


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The interior of DB11 is a beautiful space. Natural materials, crasmanship, and state-of-the-art infotainment technology provide the ultimate in comfort and convenience. With a luggage compartment that can swallow two golf bags and the ability to fix two child seats, this exhilarating Grand Tourer fits perfectly into your life. The door apertures are larger than previous DB

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