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A studio instead of a seat. It’s not business as usual.

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Discover the differenc ce of a Business Studio on our A380 and 787 Dreamliner. Eat when you want with menu guidance from our Food & Beverage Manager. Sleep on a large, flat bed, rela x with noise-cancelling headsets or wo ork using in-seat connection por ts and mobile or Wi-Fi connectivit y. The ideal space for work, rest and play.

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COLLECTING THE BEST OF WORLD TRAVEL DAILY NEWS | STORIES | OPINION | FEATURES | EVENTS

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DUGONG BEACH LODGE

This 30 000 hectares of pristine Marine and Wildlife territory is the first Privately Managed Specially Protected National Park in Mozambique. An exclusive property for sale.

ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX

It’s hard to find a more spectacular seing for a Grand Prix than Yas Island, on the eastern side of Abu Dhabi. y spa

SON ALARO

Nestled in the backdrop of the UNESCO World Heritage Tramuntuna mountain range, Son Alaro is a modern luxury 5 bedroom finca designed by Architects Luis and Jaime Garcia-Ruiz Guasp.

FORTE VILLAGE ACADEMIES

The Forte Village Sports Academies offer professional training, enthusiasm and experience of great international champions.

FASHION WEEKS

Check out the latest styles on the catwalks of New York, London, Milan and Paris and see the work of designers from Gucci, Versace and more.

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS

From Cannes and the Oscars to Sundance and SXSW, we look at some of the most exciting and galmorous celebrations of the cinematic arts you can visit.

ALSO IN THIS LUXURIOUS ISSUE

08 EURO 2016 24 AMBER LOUNGE 102 GLASTONBURY 134 CARNIVALS 146 TOUR DE FRANCE 166 ADELE

234 WIMBLEDON 240 ROYAL ASCOT 242 DUBAI WORLD CUP 288 THE GRAMMYS 316 DUBAI EXPO 2020

MONTHLY 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 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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VIP SPORTS

SPORTING EVEN

June 2-14: Basketball NBA Finals USA/Canada 3-26: Football Copa America Centenario USA 9-13: Cricket England v Sri Lanka Third Test Lord's 10 (until 10 July): Football Euro 2016 France 10-12: Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix Montreal 10-17: Hockey Men's Champions Trophy London 11: Rugby Union Australia v England, New Zealand v Wales, South Africa v Ireland 11-12: Triathlon World Triathlon Series leeds 13-19: Tennis Queen's Club London

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14-18: Horse Racing Royal Ascot

16-19: Golf US Open Oakmont CC, Pennsylvania 17-19: Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Baku 18: Rugby Union Australia v England, New Zealand v Wales, South Africa v Ireland, Japan v Scotland 18-26: Hockey Women's Champions Trophy 21, 24, 26, 29 and 2 July: Cricket England v Sri Lanka 24-26: Athletics British Athletics Championships Birmingham 25: Rugby Union Australia v England, New Zealand v Wales, South Africa v Ireland, Japan v Scotland 25: Boxing Anthony Joshua v Dominic Breazeale (IBF world heavyweight title ), London

27-10 July: Tennis Wimbledon

July 1-25: Athletics 1 European Universities Games Croatia 1-3: Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix Spielberg 2-24: Cycling Tour de France 5:Cricket England v Sri Lanka Twenty20 Southampton 9: Boxing Tyson Fury v Wladimir Klitschko (WBA Super and WBO heavyweight) Manchester 6-10: Athletics European Athletics Championship Amsterdam 8-10: Formula 1 British Grand Prix Silverstone 10: Football Euro 2016 Final Paris


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14-17: Golf Open Championship Troon 14-18: Cricket England v Pakistan First Test Lord's 15-17: Tennis Davis Cup quarter-finals

20-11 Sept: Cycling Vuelta a Espana

28-31: Golf US PGA Championship New Jersey 28-31: Golf Women's British Open Woburn 29-31: Formula 1 German Grand Prix Hockenheim

21-28: Rowing World Rowing Championships Roerdam 24, 27, 30 & 1, 4 Sept: Cricket England v Pakistan ODIs

22-24: Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix Budapest

August

26-28: Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps

22-24: Athletics London Anniversary Games Olympic Stadium

3-7: Cricket England v Pakistan Third Test Edgbaston

27: Rugby League Challenge Cup Final Wembley

22-24: Sailing America's Cup World Series Portsmouth

5-21: Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

22-26: Cricket England v Pakistan Second Test Old Trafford

11-15: Cricket England Pakistan Fourth Test The Oval

23: Horse racing King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Ascot

13: Football Premier League season starts

26-30: Horse Racing Glorious Goodwood

20: Cricket T20 Blast Finals Day Edgbaston

29-11 Sep: Tennis US Open New York

September 2: Rugby Union Premiership/Pro12 season 2-4: Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix Monza 4-5: Football World Cup Qualifying begins

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SPORTING EVEN

4-11: Cycling Tour of Britain 4: MotoGP British Grand Prix Silverstone 7-18: Paralympic Games Rio de Janeiro 7: Cricket England v Pakistan Twenty20 Old Trafford 9: Athletics Final Diamond League Brussels 11: Athletics Great North Run Gateshead 13-14: Football Champions League starts 16-18: Tennis Davis Cup semi-finals 16-18: Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix Marina Bay 17: Cricket One-Day Cup final Lord's

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20: Cricket County Championship final round

8: Rugby League Super League Grand Final Old Trafford

22 until Oct 3: Baseball Women’s Baseball World Cup Busan South Korea

7-9: Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka

24-25: Darts The Champions League of Darts Cardiff 24 until Oct 3: Beachsports Asian Beach Games Vietnam 30-2 Oct: Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix Kuala Lumpar 30-2 Oct: Golf Ryder Cup Minnesota

October 1: Australian Football AFL Grand Final Melbourne 2: Horse Racing Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 6-8: Football World Cup qualifying

9-16: Cycling Road World Cycling Championships Doha 15: Horse racing British Champions Day Ascot 21-23: Formula 1 USA Grand Prix Austin 28-30: Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix Mexico City 28: Rugby League: Four Nations - Australia v Scotland Hull 28-30: Motorsport Wales Rally GB 29: Rugby League England v New Zealand Huddersfield


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November 1: Horse racing Melbourne Cup 5: Rugby Union Wales v Australia Ireland v New Zealand 5: Rugby League: Four Nations - England v Scotland Coventry

12: Rugby Union England v South Africa Scotland v Australia Ireland v Canada Wales v Argentina 13: Rugby League Four Nations - England v Australia Olympic Stadium, 14-20: Tennis ATP World Tour Finals London

5: Rugby League: Four Nations - New Zealand v Australia Coventry

17-20: Golf World Tour Championship Dubai

6: Running New York Marathon USA

19: Rugby Union England v Fiji Ireland v New Zealand Scotland v Argentina Wales v Japan

1-12: Football World Cup qualifying 11: Rugby League: Four Nations - New Zealand v Scotland Workington 11-13: Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix Sao Paulo

25-27: Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina (Final race of the season)

20: Rugby League Four Nations - Final Anfield 25-27: Tennis Davis Cup Final

26: Rugby Union Wales v South Africa England v Argentina Ireland v Australia Scotland v Georgia

December 3: Rugby Union England v Australia 6-11: Swimming World Short Course Championships Canada 13-19: Equestrian London International Horse Show Olympia 26: Horse racing King George VI Chase Kempton

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VIP FOOTBALL

EURO 2016 UEFA EURO 2016’S BIGGEST HOSPITALITY PROGRAMME Our UEFA Euro 2016 Corporate VIP Hospitality programme acts as an exceptional opportunity to bring together prospective clients and partners in an environment that will boost your company’s business relations and profile. UEFA Euro 2016 hospitality tickets are open to companies, as well as individuals. The programme offers top-level flexible and transparent packages in two options; Platinum or Gold. GOLD PACKAGE With breathtaking touches and dazzling finishes, nothing is more thrilling than live football. What’s more if you believe it’s never beer than when it’s shared, then the open UEFA EURO 2016 business lounges are the perfect solution for enjoying a feast of football with your guests.

What to expect when you buy UEFA EURO 2016 VIP tickets? Upon arrival at the shared lounge, our dedicated staff will guide you and your guests to your table. You will be surrounded by our chefs who will cook to your taste. Private tables are possible for groups of ten people or more. The shared lounge is ideal for spending time with friends and for developing business relationships.

PLATINUM PACKAGE Enjoy the UEFA EURO 2016 from the best seats in the stadium. This refers to your own private UEFA EURO 2016 box. Offer your guests an exclusive, exhilarating and unique experience they will never forget. Offering the perfect environment to enjoy live world-class football whilst talking business, the Platinum experience will leave a lasting mark on your guests’ memory. Here is what you can expect from the Platinum Package – UEFA EURO 2016 programme.

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6 FRANCE FRANCE François de La Rochefoucauld's assertion that "everything happens in France" is as true now as it was 350 years ago – global culture, fashion, food and football all have a distinct French accent. There can be few cities on the planet that can claim to have been at the centre of history as Paris has. Roman, English, Prussian and German armies have all laid siege, while kings, queens, communes and emperors have reigned and toppled as history played out within its walls.

FOOTBALL The birthplace of the world's three biggest football tournaments, France had to wait until 1984 to win one as Michel Platini's finals-record nine goals helped Les Bleus to UEFA European Championship glory. Zinédine Zidane was the talisman at the turn of the century, inspiring France to victory on home turf at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and then in the EURO two years later. Indeed they have been continental title holders in every age group while French clubs have triumphed in the men's and women's UEFA Champions Leagues. www.uefa.com/uefaeurofinals/hosts/france/city=2470/

SPORT Football is France's most popular sport, with around two million licensed players. Yet the country has a rich tradition in team sport generally – Les Bleus were runners-up at the 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup and are reigning men's Olympic handball champions. France also has a prolific production line of basketball players, cyclists and motorsport drivers, while tennis's French Open is one of four Grand Slam tournaments. The biggest annual sporting event is cycling's Tour de France, which aracts in the region of 12 million spectators.

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GROUP STAGE Friday 10 June 21.00 (St-Denis): France v Romania – Grp A Saturday 11 June 15.00 (Lens): Albania v Switzerland – Grp A 18.00 (Bordeaux): Wales v Slovakia – Grp B 21.00 (Marseille): England v Russia – Grp B

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Sunday 12 June 15.00 (Paris): Turkey v Croatia – Grp D 18.00 (Nice): Poland v Northern Ireland – Grp C 21.00 (Lille): Germany v Ukraine – Grp C Monday 13 June 15.00 (Toulouse): Spain v Czech Republic – Grp D 18.00 (St-Denis): Republic of Ireland v Sweden – Grp E 21.00 (Lyon): Belgium v Italy – Grp E Tuesday 14 June 18.00 (Bordeaux): Austria v Hungary – Grp F 21.00 (St-Etienne): Portugal v Iceland – Grp F Wednesday 15 June 15.00 (Lille): Russia v Slovakia – Grp B 18.00 (Paris): Romania v Switzerland – Grp A 21.00 (Marseille): France v Albania – Grp A Thursday 16 June 15.00 (Lens): England v Wales – Grp B 18.00 (Lyon): Ukraine v Northern Ireland – Grp C 21.00 (St-Denis): Germany v Poland – Grp C Friday 17 June 15.00 (Toulouse): Italy v Sweden – Group E 18.00 (St-Etienne): Czech Republic v Croatia – Grp D 21.00 (Nice): Spain v Turkey – Group D Saturday 18 June 15.00 (Bordeaux): Belgium v Republic of Ireland – Grp E 18.00 (Marseille): Iceland v Hungary – Grp F 21.00 (Paris): Portugal v Austria – Grp F Sunday 19 June 21.00 (Lille): Switzerland v France – Grp A 21.00 (Lyon): Romania v Albania – Grp A Monday 20 June 21.00 (St-Etienne): Slovakia v England – Grp B 21.00 (Toulouse): Russia v Wales – Grp B 18.00 (Paris): Northern Ireland v Germany – Grp C Tuesday 21 June 18.00 (Marseille): Ukraine v Poland – Grp C 21.00 (Bordeaux): Croatia v Spain – Grp D 21.00 (Lens): Czech Republic v Turkey – Grp D Wednesday 22 June 18.00 (Lyon): Hungary v Portugal – Grp F 18.00 (St-Denis): Iceland v Austria – Grp F 1.00 (Nice): Sweden v Belgium – Grp E 21.00 (Lille): Italy v Republic of Ireland – Grp E

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KNOCKOUT PhASE Round of 16 Saturday 25 June 15.00 (St-Etienne): Runner-up Group A v Runner-up C – Match 1 18.00 (Paris): Winner B v Third-place A/C/D – Match 2 21.00 (Lens): Winner D v Third-place B/E/F – Match 3 Sunday 26 June 15.00 (Lyon): Winner A v Third-place C/D/E – Match 4 18.00 (Lille): Winner C v Third-place A/B/F – Match 5 21.00 (Toulouse): Winner F v Runner-up E – Match 6 Monday 27 June 18.00 (St-Denis): Winner E v Runner-up D – Match 7 21.00 (Nice): Runner-up B v Runner-up F – Match 8

Quarter-finals Thursday 30 June 21.00 (Marseille): Winner Match 1 v Winner Match 3 – QF1 Friday 1 July 21.00 (Lille): Winner Match 2 v Winner Match 6 – QF2 Saturday 2 July 21.00 (Bordeaux): Winner Match 5 v Winner Match 7 – QF3 Sunday 3 July 21.00 (St-Denis): Winner Match 4 v Winner Match 8 – QF4

Semi-finals Wednesday 6 July 21.00 (Lyon): Winner QF1 v Winner QF2 – SF1 Thursday 7 July 21.00 (Marseille): Winner QF3 v Winner QF4 – SF2

Final Sunday 10 July 21.00 (St-Denis): Winner SF1 v Winner SF2

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FIFA CONFEDERATIO MATCH SCHEDULE A total of 16 games will be played to decide the winner of the FIFA Confederations Cup. See when and where the action will be taking place. HOST CITIES MOSCOW — Spartak Stadium SOCHI — Fisht Stadium ST. PETERSBURG— Zenit Arena KAZAN— Kazan Arena

RUSSIA Russia will offer international visitors the most dynamic possible experience of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017. Spectators, athletes and officials will enjoy a rich and varied experience amid the unique geography and diverse cultures of the host cities. • Largest country in the world • Longest national border in the world • 18 neighbouring countries

SHOEMAKER TO THE STARS

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NS CUP RUSSIA 2017 SPORT Russians are both dedicated to and fascinated by sports. The country has succeeded in a wide variety of sports, consistently performing among the best nations at international competitions. Football, however, is the most popular sport in modern Russia. Football is universally loved and enthusiastically played year-round by the Russian people.

The quality of Russian football is on the rise, as is the performance of the Russian national and club teams. Clubs such as CSKA Moscow and Zenit St Petersburg (2005 and 2008 UEFA Cup winners respectively), Lokomotiv Moscow, Spartak Moscow and Rubin Kazan — with their remarkable achievements in the UEFA Champions League — rose to prominence through their success at continental level, while Russia’s national team reached the semi-finals at UEFA EURO 2008.

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The Monaco Grand Prix is the one race of the year that every driver dreams of winning. Like the Indy 500 or Le Mans, it stands alone, almost distinct from the sport from which it was born. A combination of precision driving, technical excellence and sheer bravery is required to win in Monte Carlo, facets which highlight the differences between the great and the good in Formula One. The Armco barrier-lined circuit leaves no margin for error, demanding more concentration that any other Formula One track. Cars run with maximum downforce and brakes are worked hard. Overtaking is next to impossible so qualifying in Monaco is more critical than at any other Grand Prix. The Portier corner is key to achieving a good lap time around Monaco. It is preceded by the Loews hairpin, the slowest corner in Formula One, and followed by the tunnel, one of the few flat-out sections of the track. Some great names have ended their races in the barriers here, most notably Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher.

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To win in Monaco places a driver's name on a list that includes many of history's all-time greats. Both Graham Hill, the man nicknamed 'Mr Monaco', and Schumacher have won it five times, Alain Prost took four victories, whilst Stirling Moss and Jackie Stewart each won here three times. But the record of wins in the Principality resides with the Senna, who won in Monte Carlo six times. The race has been a regular fixture of the world championship since 1955, but in that time the circuit has changed remarkably lile. Slight alterations were made for the 2003 event, in particular a new, gentler entry to the Rascasse corner, with even bigger changes in 2004, with a new pit complex and increased spectator capacity.


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WHY MONACO IS AN IMPORTANT DESTINATION More like ‘why not go?' Monaco at Grand Prix time epitomises everything that’s great about Formula One racing: speed, glamour, passion, noise and a hint of danger because the cars are never too far away from the barriers. The Principality has a lot of history in its own right, with the Grimaldi Family having reigned supreme since 1297. In a Formula One context, the track is one of the greatest challenges on the calendar; it staged its first (pre championship) Grand Prix in 1929 and has remained largely unchanged ever since.

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Celebrities flock to the race like bees to a honey pot because it’s the world’s most glamorous sporting event. To name a few that have visited in recent years: actors Brad Pi, George Clooney, Hugh Grant and Liz Hurley, soccer star Roberto Carlos and Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich. “There are too many things to do in Monaco to fit them into 24 hours,” says David Coulthard, who has been a resident in the Principality since 1994. “However, I can suggest a good night out.” (see ‘Where to Go?’ below)


Useful tips The first thing to remember is that the on-track action starts a day early. Unlike every other race on the Formula One calendar, the first day of practice at Monaco is on Thursday. Friday is traditionally a rest day - ideal for some leisurely sightseeing. There is no such thing as general admission in Monaco because it’s not possible to walk from corner-to-corner. You have to book a grandstand seat, with the cost reflecting the vantage point around the lap. Unlike in neighbouring France, tipping (‘pourboire’) is not the norm because most restaurants and taxis add 10 percent onto their bills as a maer of routine.

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LEWIS hAMILTON WINS ThRILLING MONACO GP Where to go? You can take a stroll by the harbour, visit the Jardin Exotique (home to more than 7000 varieties of cacti alone) or walk around the Palais du Prince, the Grimaldi’s official residence for 700 years. For more of a party weekend, try Colombus Hotel owner David Coulthard’s suggested itinerary: “Arrive into Nice airport in the evening and go straight to the Columbus. Once you’ve checked in, head for dinner at the SAS cafe and, from there, head to the Amber Lounge and dance your ass off.”

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Where to stay? If you have the cash, nothing beats the glamour of staying in Monaco itself. The closer you are to the track, the higher the price and most hotels are booked out months in advance, so plan ahead. Coulthard’s Colombus Hotel is just one of the stylish options available. A more cost-effective choice is to stay along the coast in one of the quaint seaside towns such as Beaulieu Sur Mer. Hotel rooms oen cost a fraction of those in Monaco and it is only a short commute by train into the Principality.


Extended stay Sickly members of the English and French aristocracies used to travel to the south of France ‘to take the air and recuperate’. While the Cote d’Azur may no longer be the exclusive destination of the rich, there is still something magical - even medicinal - about the air and scenery. Beaches and mountains are both within easy reach of Monaco. The Alpes Maritimes line the coast and are a great challenge for walkers and cyclists alike. Cannes is a stone’s throw to the west and Nice is linked to Paris by the high-speed TGV train, so you can be in the capital in no time. “If I have a few days to kill,” says Coulthard, “I hire a boat and head for St Tropez. The beaches there are beautiful and there are some fantastic restaurants too.”

Enthusiasts only If you fancy Monaco in January, don’t miss the Monte-Carlo Rally. If, however, you prefer circuit racing, the former French Grand Prix venue of Paul Ricard is only a couple of hours away. Or you can stay on the coast and watch some offshore power boating, which takes place on a regular basis throughout the summer months. www.formula1.com/content/fomwebsite/en/championship/races/2016/Monaco. html

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AMBER L VIP FORMULA 1 Parson James and Jasmine Thompson Wowed AList Stars And Formula 1 Icons Who Partied Till Dawn With VIP-Only Guests at Amber Lounge, The Original F1 Experience

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Friday 27th of May at Le Méridien Beach Plaza in Monte-Carlo, Amber Lounge, The Original F1 Experience, kicked of the Monaco Grand Prix weekend and celebrated its 10th Charity Fashion Show Anniversary until dawn with Hollywood stars and Formula 1 Icons. With some of the biggest names in music, live performances throughout the night, and a stunning red carpet, Amber Lounge remains the only F1 party to remember.


LOUNGE AMBER LOUNGE MONACO 2016 HOSTS STAR-STUDDED FASHION AFTER-PARTY TO CELEBRATE ITS 10th FASHION ANNIVERSARY IN BENEFIT OF THE AMBER FOUNDATION Aendees of Amber Lounge Monaco’s opening night included international celebrities such as Hip Hop singer Akon, Game of Thrones Liam Cunningham, singer JC Chasez former N’Sync boy band member, American investor Robert F. Smith, socialites Victoria Silvstedt, Lady Victoria Hervey, F1 Team Personnel from Mercedes, Redbull, Force India, Renault and Haas.

This year’s one-of-a-kind, F1 driver Fashion Show featured Daniel Ricciardo, Jolyon Palmer, Marcus Ericsson, Pascal Wehrlein, Felipe Nasr, Rio Haryanto, Marc Gene and Esteban Ocon who were exclusively dressed in bespoke Apsley suits while the hoest models and F1 ladies strued down the runway. Jenson Buon, Pedro de La Rosa and Pastor Maldonado watched enthusiastically as the children and females of Formula 1 captured the hearts of the VIP crowd wearing stunning Osman’s collection.

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Amber Lounge U*NITE brought as its centrepiece the thrilling live charity auction where moneys raised went towards The Amber Foundation including items such as My Seanna Yacht, a 56meter luxury yacht, Yanush Gioielli’s jewelry masterpiece, a beautiful portrait of H.S.H Princess Grace of Monaco painted by Hayo Sol, a fabulous Bonato Milano 1960 jewelry set, a unique safari travel experience to South Africa’s Kruger National Park, kindly donated by H.S.H Prince Albert II and H.S.H Princess Charlene of Monaco, a beautiful Nonos sculpture and an exceptional Isabelle Arpagian golden gepard egg. A combined total of over EUR 283,000 ($ 315,000) was raised to help disadvantaged children achieve a beer future.

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Parson James, singer of KYGO, stopped in Monaco from his world tour to perform live in Amber Fashion. He opened the show in true Victoria’s Secret style, whilst the drivers “Stole the Show” across the oating catwalk. Parson went on to perform his new single “Temple” in front of A-list stars. Jasmine Thompson closed the Amber Fashion Show with a live performance of her world renowned collaboration with DJ Robin Schulz “Sun Goes Down”. In Amber Lounge, the VIP crowd were enthralled with her live rendition of “Ain’t Nobody” by Felix Jaehn.


Amber Lounge Monaco’s Saturday night introduced the brand-new concept Extravaganza with over twenty live performances on stage all night. SThe following Sunday was he long-awaited F1 driver aer-party celebrating the end of the Monaco Grand Prix weekend. Amber Lounge is the only place where celebrating with F1 drivers is guaranteed and will once again leave its guests with memorable souvenirs making them want to come back again and again. www.amber-lounge.com

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DUGONG BEACH LODGE DUGONG BEACH LODGE IS SITUATED ON THE EAST-AFRICAN SEABOARD, ON THE COAST OF MOZAMBIQUE

This 30 000 hectares of pristine Marine and Wildlife territory is the first Privately Managed Specially Protected National Park in Mozambique. The waters seen from Dugong Beach Lodge are also part of the Bazaruto Marine National Park. This archipelago became a National Park in 1971, revealing a wide variety of beautiful sea creatures in both shallow and

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deepwater reefs, including Great Leatherback Turtles, Sailfish, Angel Fish, Manta Ray, Dolphins and most importantly, the nearly extinct Atlantic Dugong (which resembles a sea lion). This diverse Eco-system of wilderness and wetland, with its powder white beaches and crystal clear water provides a barefoot luxury experience like no other, all in a hidden corner


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ACCOMMODATION The Lodge offers 14 luxuriously appointed, airconditioned chalets with direct access to the beach via individual walkways. Two of the 14 chalets have a private plunge pool. All rooms have twin beds or double beds, luxurious en-suite bathrooms, an outdoor shower, as well as a view of the ocean. Each chalet has a private deck furnished with day beds for relaxation and a secluded canopy where private dinners can be enjoyed.

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FACILITIES The centrally located lounge is an open-air space that provides guests with a comfortable area in which to relax, at any time of day. The lounge can be closed with sliding glass doors to provide a warmer atmosphere for cooler evenings. Guests can absorb the amazing view of the ocean, while reading a book from the selection provided in our library. Individuals seeking entertainment can choose to relax in front of the Television with an array of DVD’s or decide to play one of the different board games provided.


Guests can cool off in an interflowing swimming pool or lounge around on any of the comfortable sunbathing loungers and hammock. The islandstyle bar with martini seats offers guests a wide selection of drinks that can be enjoyed whilst drinking in spectacular views of the ocean. Daily meals are served in the dining room and on the main deck in either Buffet or A la Carte style.

Dugong Beach Lodge also provides a variety of other exclusive dining experiences on request including private meals in guest rooms or on private decks, picnic excursions to different islands, as well as meals set up on the Jey overlooking the ocean.

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Kayaking This activity gives you an opportunity to venture aer dolphins or head south to dri between the mangroves and enjoy the silence. For the more active, a long paddle north along the coast to Pelican Bay can be enjoyed. Hobie Cat All sailors would know that this is one of the easiest boats to sail. Hours of pleasure and great distances can be covered. You are required to stay in sight of the lodge. Our skippers are qualified to take you out on a refresher course should you require.

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Snorkelling It is recommended that you snorkel in front of the lodge around the jey during incoming tide or even beer, at high tide. Please be careful of the jey and the barnacles that can cause serious injury. You will find gear that should fit your requirements on the deck. The gear should be returned once you have experienced Dugong's “fish tank”. Walks or Birding With the lodge situated in a 30 000 hector sanctuary, feel free to discover the area. Please contact Management on your departure and we will provide you with a radio for communication and a map to guide you on your venture.


Fishing A 1⁄2 hour trip will take you to the fishing grounds in the deep blue. Where there is an excellent chance of landing the fish of your dreams. We target many different species of game fish including Wahoo, Darado, Yellow Fin Tuna, King and Queen Mackerel as well as billfish (Sail fish and Black Marlin). Sundowner Cruise Aer your drink requirements have been taken the boat departs at 16h30 from the lodge and follows the channel south to Marape fishing village. On the way you will see nature unfold and set.

Boat Hire The boat can be hired for special requirements. You will be provided with an experienced skipper who knows the tricky channels and destinations. The fee includes all running costs but does not include park fees on the Islands. www.legendhospitality.co.za/stay-withus/dugong-beach-lodge/

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MEN’S HEALTH CLUB

AT AL FAISALIAH HOTEL Al Faisaliah Hotel offers state-of-the-art fitness facilities in our Men’s Health Club here in Riyadh. Qualified fitness staff members are always on hand to assist with training programs and offer specialist advice.

The Men's Health Club is open daily and offers an array of services: • Isotonic weight machines • Cardiovascular equipment • 16m indoor swimming pool, with soothing waterfalls, cleansing steam baths, and scented Finnish-style saunas • Spa and massage center • Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, plunge pool • Locker facilities The Men's Health Club is open daily from 6am to 1am For inquiries or reservations: +966 11 273 2000

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AL FAISALIAH SPA BY ESPA AT AL FAISALIAH HOTEL A SHIMMERING OASIS IN THE HEART OF RIYADH This exclusive, luxurious Ladies-only retreat is a shimmering oasis in the heart of Riyadh. Amidst rich textures, sparkling crystals and soothing waterfalls, spa guests are taken on a journey of relaxation and rejuvenation. From vibrant lounges to tranquil relaxation areas, from Hammam and heat experiences to private spa suites and massage treatment rooms, guests are embraced by the atmosphere and reassuring scent of the spa, and are sure to emerge feeling their best.

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Signature treatments have been created to help you to relax, escape the everyday, and emerge rejuvenated and revived. Infusing global expertise with a vital mix of Eastern philosophies and natural ingredients, the spa therapists bestow a sense of well-being unique to Al Faisaliah Spa by ESPA – and one that will last long aer you leave.

SWIMMING POOL Enjoy a leisurely swim in our sparkling 16m (52 ) indoor swimming pool, complete with soothing waterfalls, cleansing steam baths, and scented Finnish-style saunas.


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MEMBERSHIP IN AL FAISALIAH SPA BY ESPA MEMBERSHIP IN AL FAISALIAH SPA BY ESPA OPENS UP A WHOLE NEW WORLD Membership in Al Faisaliah Spa by ESPA opens up a whole new world – with special access to an exceptional spa experience, outstanding results-driven treatments, impeccable service and the region’s most luxurious approach to health, fitness, relaxation and well-being. As a member of this private club you will be granted full use of all four levels of the Spa, including exclusive members-only access to the swimming pool with heated poolside relaxation

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loungers and hydrotherapy whirlpool and the gym and fitness studios. The fitness suite is equipped with the latest TechnoGym cardiovascular and resistance equipment. Three membership options are offered: Gold, Diamond and Platinum. To find out more about joining the exclusive Riyadh Ladies club, please contact the Spa and the team will be delighted to arrange a membership meeting with the Spa Director. Spa hours: Monday to Sunday, 9am–11pm Spa operating hours: 7am-11pm daily Spa Treatments: 10am–9:30pm daily For further inquiries or reservations: Tel. +966 11 273 3000


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GOLD MEMBERSHIP • Full access to all spa facilities 09:00-23:00 • Unlimited scheduled fitness classes • Two complimentary guest passes • Priority booking for treatments • Complimentary personal skincare analysis with our head therapist • Complimentary 1 hour treatment • 10% discount on all treatments • Complimentary 1 hour fitness assessment & creation of personalized program • Complimentary 1 hour pt session • 10% discount on all 1 hour pt sessions • Invitations for exclusive members-only product launches and events • 3 Month Membership: 8,125 SAR

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DIAMOND MEMBERSHIP • Full access to all spa facilities 09:00-23:00 • Unlimited scheduled fitness classes • Four complimentary guest passes • Priority booking for treatments • Complimentary personal skincare analysis with our head therapist • Two complimentary 1 hour treatments • 10% Discount on all treatments • Complimentary 1 hour fitness assessment & creation of personalized program • Two complimentary 1 hour pt sessions • 10% discount on all 1 hour pt sessions • Invitations for exclusive members-only events, talks and product launches • 6 Month Membership: 15,625 SAR

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PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP • Full access to all spa facilities 09:00-23:00 • Unlimited scheduled fitness classes • Eight complimentary guest passes • Priority booking for treatments • Complimentary personal skincare analysis with our head therapist • Four complimentary 1 hour treatments • 20% discount on all treatments • Complimentary 1 hour fitness assessment & creation of personalized program • Four complimentary 1 hour pt sessions • 10% discount on all 1 hour pt sessions • Freezing of membership up to 2 months • Invitations for exclusive members only events, talks and product launches • Complimentary valet parking • 15% Discount on best available rate at Al Faisaliah Suites • 10% Discount at the Al Faisaliah Hotel restaurants • 12 Month Membership: 25,000 SAR

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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YAS VICERO The flagship project of the $36 billion Yas Island development, the Yas Viceroy Hotel is a breathtaking fusion of architecture, design and technology, set half on land and half on water. It is also the first hotel in the world built directly over a Formula One race track.

The interiors of this Abu Dhabi resort embody a contemporary fusion of elegance and momentum, created with sensuous curves and sleek lines. The incredible LED canopy not only emits a concert of colour but also serves as a defining symbol of Abu Dhabi as one of the world’s most extraordinary destinations.

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The sumptuous Marina Executive Suites offer integrated living, spread across 145 square meters of living space and floor-to-ceiling glass windows to maximise the natural light and sweeping views.

Alternatively, the two-story 400-square-metre Presidential Suite includes a private bar, full chef’s kitchen and in-suite elevators. www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com


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FORMULA

YOUR ONE-STOP RUN-DOWN OF ThE ESS DRIVER LINE-UPS MERCEDES Race drivers: Lewis Hamilton & Nico Rosberg Engines: Mercedes FERRARI Race drivers:  Sebastian Veel & Kimi Raikkonen Engines: Ferrari WILLIAMS Race drivers:  Valeri Boas & Felipe Massa Development driver:  Lance Stroll Engines: Mercedes RED BULL Race drivers:  Daniel Ricciardo & Daniil Kvyat Reserve driver:  Pierre Gasly Engines:  TAG Heuer-branded Renaults

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


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SENTIAL DETAILS FOR ThE NEW SEASON FORThCOMING RACE SChEDULE McLAREN Race drivers: Fernando Alonso (under contract) & Jenson Buon Reserve driver:  Stoffel Vandoorne Engines: Honda MANOR Race drivers: To be confirmed Engines: Mercedes hAAS Race drivers:  Romain Grosjean & Esteban Gutierrez Engines: Ferrari

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Chinese Grand Prix Russian Grand Prix Spanish Grand Prix Monaco Grand Prix Canadian Grand Prix European Grand Prix Austrian Grand Prix British Grand Prix hungarian Grand Prix German Grand Prix Belgian Grand Prix Italian Grand Prix Singapore Grand Prix Malaysia Grand Prix Japanese Grand Prix United States Grand Prix Mexican Grand Prix Brazilian Grand Prix Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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The Residence double bedroom. That’s Flying Reimagined.

Stretch out on designer Italian bed linen in a double bed in The Residence, our three-room suite in the sky. After a restful sleep, wake up to breakfa ast in bed ser ved by your personal Butler. Then freshen up in your ensuite shower room before landing. Yo ou’re not dreaming, you’re in The Residence.


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ETIHAD’S A380 DEBUTS THE ONLY THREE-ROOM CABIN IN THE SKY

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Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has unveiled the new product and service offering on its Airbus A380 and Boeing B787 Dreamliner aircra, including The Residence by Etihad™, the world’s most luxurious living space in the air, available only on the airline’s A380 aircra. The Residence will be the breath-taking and completely new forward upper-deck cabin on the A380. Accommodating single or double occupancy, it features a living room, separate double bedroom and ensuite shower room. Customers in The Residence will also have a personal butler. With the launch of these new fleets, the Abu Dhabi-based airline will also redefine and rename its cabin classes. The A380 will feature revolutionary First Apartments, which are fully private suites with a separate reclining lounge seat and full-length bed, as well as a chilled mini-bar, personal vanity unit and wardrobe.

Etihad Airways has allocated the upper deck of the A380 to its premium cabins. On the B787, Etihad Airways has designed an enhanced First Suite, adding many new features including a chilled mini-bar. The Business Studio and Economy Smart Seat will feature on both the A380 and the B787. Etihad Airways is introducing the latest Panasonic eX3 entertainment system across both fleets, providing more than 750 hours of ondemand entertainment, improved gaming and high definition screens across all cabins. The system has video touchscreen handsets, offering an additional screen for customers to maximise their entertainment, so they can play games or view a  moving flight route map while watching a movie.  Noise cancelling headsets are provided across all cabins, with built-in magnetic audio jacks to ensure the best sound quality. The A380 aircra will have full mobile and Wi-Fi service while the B787 will be equipped with Wi-Fi.


CE BY ETIHAD The new cabins and service offering follow the airline’s pledge to transform air travel and make every customer journey a remarkable one. James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “These new living spaces will raise inflight product and service standards to their highest level yet in commercial aviation and alter air travellers’ expectations of inflight comfort and luxury forever. “Etihad Airways’ A380 and B787 will deliver the most advanced airline cabins in the industry, while meeting all weight, range and cost targets at our desired seat count. This will allow us to offer products unparalleled in quality and style, yet at competitive prices across all three cabins.” Believing that no single design agency could deliver its vision for the new cabins, Etihad Airways established in 2008 the Etihad Design Consortium (EDC) which brought together three leading British design companies, Acumen, Factorydesign and Honour Branding to develop

innovative cabin and seat designs for the new fleets. The EDC collaborated with Promise Communispace, a leading agency, to launch comprehensive consumer research and workshops in London, Abu Dhabi, Sydney,  and New York, with the goal of understanding what makes a ‘perfect flight’ and asking consumers to help design the perfect airline.  Eighty per cent of the new product offering is a direct result of the feedback and information garnered from these workshops. Etihad Airways’ design vision was to bring the individuality and exclusivity of a luxury boutique hotel experience to the sky in a way that embraced Arabian modernism, an aesthetic that combines the traditions of the Middle East  with contemporary design.

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A DEDICATED VIP TRAVEL CONCIERGE TEAM WHO WILL ENSURE EVERY DETAIL OF THEIR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE, INCLUDING GROUND TRANSPORT, CUISINE, AND AMENITIES, ARE TAILORED TO THEIR REQUIREMENTS. The Residence by Etihad™ The Residence, which is certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for single or double occupancy, offers levels of luxury and total privacy normally found only on private jets. Each Etihad Airways A380 will offer a boutique version of The Residence with different colour palees, table marquetry and custom carpets. Customers in The Residence will have the services of a personal butler throughout their flight. These fully trained service professionals will receive specialist training at the Savoy Butler Academy in London.

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First Apartments Nine First Apartments will be installed on the upper deck in a 1-1 configuration to create the only single aisle first class cabin in the industry. Each First Apartment, which has a 64 inch high sliding door, includes a reclining armchair and a fulllength ooman, both upholstered by the prestigious Italian suppliers of Ferrari’s interiors, Poltrona Frau.

The ooman transforms into a separate 80 inch long fully flatbed. The First Apartment, which also includes features such as a chilled mini-bar, a personal vanity unit and a swivelling TV monitor for viewing from either the seat or the bed, has a 74 per cent larger footprint than the airline’s current award-winning first class suites. A fully equipped shower room is available on the A380 for exclusive use by first class customers. First Suites The eight First Suites in a 1-2-1 configuration along a curved aisle, another first in commercial aviation. Each completely private First Suite has a large seat and ooman, both upholstered by Poltrona Frau, which converts into an 80.5 inch long full-flat bed. On the centre seats, the armrests retract and the suites can be joined to create a ‘double’ bed. Other features include a chilled mini-bar and a 24 inch TV monitor. www.etihad.com


A KEY DESIGN OBJECTIVE FOR ETIHAD AIRWAYS WAS TO TRANSFORM THE BOARDING EXPERIENCE MAKING IT MORE AKIN TO STEPPING INTO THE LOBBY OF A BOUTIQUE HOTEL. Business Studios Configured 1-2-1 in a forward and a ‘dovetail’, the Business Studios all have aisle access and the seat converts into a fully flat bed of up to 80.5 inches long. With its privacy, ample storage and surface space, the Business Studio has been designed with the diverse needs of the premium business or leisure traveller firmly in mind. The Lobby The Lobby which is a serviced lounge and bar area located between the first and business cabins. Providing a semi-circular leather sofa, a marquetry table and a large TV screen, The Lobby is designed for relaxing and socialising. Cabin Entrances A key design objective for Etihad Airways was to transform the boarding experience making it more akin to stepping into the lobby of a boutique hotel. In all entry-ways in both aircra and in all cabins, the galley equipment is concealed behind custom Arabic

fretwork screens and blinds, while the trolleys are covered by elegant wood-finish doors, seing a stylish and welcoming environment for all customers. Importantly for the airline’s Muslim customers, Etihad Airways has developed prayer areas which can be curtained off for privacy and are equipped with a real-time electronic Qibla-finder showing the exact direction of Mecca based on the aircra’s geographical position. In the premium class boarding areas, Etihad Airways will collaborate with cultural institutions in the UAE to exhibit artwork and artefacts in display cabinets installed throughout. Items from the Etihad Airways duty free catalogue will also be displayed. With the launch of these new aircra, Etihad Airways will update its dining equipment, amenities and so furnishings across its entire fleet.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club has been designed to accommodate all golfers and 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.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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SKY HIGH WHAT HAPPENS WHEN AN ICONIC HOSPITALITY BRANDS OPENS A NEW HOTEL IN ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST EXCITING DESTINATIONS? ANSWER: JUMEIRAH AT ETIHAD TOWERS.

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

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

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

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


HIGH Living

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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AUTOMATIC, CHRONOGRAPH & FLYBACK MOVEMENT It is not surprising that automakers and the designers of luxury timepieces like to collaborate with each other. Both professions deal with precision, high-performance machines, and both are constantly striving for new innovations in both technical achievement and style.

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When automakers and watch designers work together, the results are usually spectacular and interesting. The watches produced by such collaborations are always masterful in their technical details and appealing in their appearance.


LUXURY WATCHES This Bugai line from Parmigiani Fleurier Watches has a striking look and a unique movement. These are the first watches in the world to have a transverse movement that works like the transmission of a car. Understandably proud of their creation, Bugai and Omega Watches have provided several see-through panels showing off every aspect of the movement.

These watches don't look like others. In the original Bugai design, shown in several of these selections, the body is an oval cylinder, most of which is filled by the see-through panels. The circular dial is at the side of the cylinder. Also shown are several of the Bugai Flyback Chronographs, the design for which is based on the Bugai Atalante 57S Sport from the 1930s. These have wide, porthole-style dials with see-through faces showing the handsome movement. Each of these luxury timepieces has a large chronograph dial in the space between the center and 3, while a small second hand appears beside 9. Notice that some of these Parmigiani Fleurier watches are set with white baguee diamonds. Here are watches that are perfect for the lovers of all kinds of high-performance machinery. This line from Bugai and Parmigiani Fleurier Watches is a technical and stylistic triumph. www.parmigiani.ch

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Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi 18-Carat Rose gold £15,680 Proclaimed a “Living National Treasure” by the Japanese authorities, artist Kiichiro Masumura has created this unique dial for Chopard based on the time-honoured lacquering techniques of Urushi and Maki-e. Marrying ancestral crasmanship with the highest degree of Swiss watchmaking, this majestic work of art portrays the Chinese astrological sign of the horse. Magnificently showcased within the understated lines of the ultra-thin L.U.C XP in 18-carat rose gold, this exceptional timepiece is equipped with the mechanical self-winding L.U.C Calibre 96.17-L. www.chopard.com

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Richard Mille RM 56-01 TOURBILLON SAPPhIRE With only ďŹ ve created, and a $2 million price tag, the Richard Mille RM 56-01 Tourbillon Sapphire would make for an exquisite wrist adornment for the most discerning of gentlemen. www.richardmille.com

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Corum heritage Bubbliamonds $171,000 www.corum.ch/enm

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LUXURY JEWELLERY Each distinctive piece of this remarkable collection showcases a coloured diamond of exceptional character. Intensely individual and expressive, these ravishing rarities are prized as works of art. infrequent.

Discover the 1888 Master Diamonds Hand selection by the De Beers Institute of Diamonds, superlative skill and unparalleled diamond knowledge is required to engage the senses and go beyond the quantifiable. Ranging in carat weight from 0.68ct to 10.10ct, all of these distinguished diamonds have been astutely cut for beauty. Sensitivity has been shown to shape to ensure an even balance of weight in a pear-cut diamond, a shield-cut diamond with vibrant light performance and a rich depth of colour in an Asscher-cut diamond. Vivid hues of blues and yellows and remarkable tones of grey and cognac engage the light and insight boundless admiration. The 1888 Master Diamonds showcase astonishing combinations of intensity and clarity and reflect a dramatic display of coloured brilliance. Each design is conceived to compliment the character of the diamond and not to detract from the unique beauty. They have been given the title of ‘1888 Master Diamonds' in recognition of the founding year of De Beers and the 125 year heritage of the brand as well as their truly wondrous nature. www.debeers.co.uk

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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GLASTONBURY 2016 LINE-UP SO FAR Weds 22 to Sun 26 June 2016 Muse Adele Coldplay Foals Beck Jeff Lynne’s Elo Lcd Soundsystem Pj Harvey Zz Top Disclosure New Order Earth, Wind & Fire Ellie Goulding The Last Shadow Puppets Skepta The 1975 Grimes Annie Mac Sigur Rós Underworld James Blake The Syrian National Orchestra Savages Floating Points (Live) Laura Mvula Stormzy Art Garfunkel Bring Me The Horizon Santigold

M83 Kurt Vile Mercury Rev Jess Glynne Madness Wolf Alice Baaba Maal Ernest Ranglin Bastille Róisín Murphy John Grant Years & Years Lile Simz Carl Cox Nao Fatboy Slim Guy Garvey Kamasi Washington Jack Garra Cyndi Lauper Bat For Lashes Protoje Two Door Cinema Club Jake Bugg Of Monsters And Men Dua Lipa

Chvrches Vince Staples Daughter Richard Hawley The Lumineers Gregory Porter Ronnie Spector Ezra Furman

Saint Etienne Band Of Horses Lady Leshurr Rokia Traoré Hinds Blossoms Låpsley

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RHS CHELSEA F The grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea have again been transformed into the world’s greatest flower show, home to amazing plant displays and the best cuing-edge garden designs. Some of this year's show-stopping displays include:

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A broad range of design styles, diverse themes and planting inspiration are on display in the spectacular Show Gardens. Six gold, eight silvergilt and three silver medals were awarded to the Show Garden designers

Exciting show features including photographic exhibits and a floral arch to celebrate the 90th birthday of the RHS patron, HM the Queen.

The RHS Garden for Health, Happiness and Horticulture designed by Ann-Marie Powell, and the silver-gilt medal-winning Modern Apothecary Garden by RHS Ambassador Jekka McVicar

A 60-foot carriage from Belmond British Pullman, which forms part of the 6,000 sq  planted-up station in the Great Pavilion

The memorable poppies tribute by Phillip Johnson at the entrance to the show, which is made up of almost 300,000 individually crocheted poppies


FLOWER SHOW 2016 HIGHLIGHTS Twenty plants were shortlisted for RHS Plant of the Year with exhibitor Taylors Clematis winning the overall title for Clematis chiisanensis AMBER ('Wit141205') The return of showman Diarmuid Gavin with his silver-gilt medal-winning design, The British Eccentrics Garden, featuring bizarre garden gadgetry that comes to life every 15 minutes The Fresh and Artisan categories are yet again full of imaginative and engaging designs, including an acoustic garden inspired by world-leading percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie in the Artisan category

Amazing artwork and all things gardening David Harber sculpture from 2015 Unique products for the garden and home are available to buy throughout the showground, including limited edition sculptures and gardening essentials. Twelve finalists competed for the title of RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year 2016. Products included seating, fire pits, sculpture and tools. The overall winner was Hozelock with its mobile app, hub and remote tap unit, which allows gardeners to remotely water their gardens.

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Health, Happiness and Horticulture The theme of this year's show champions the benefits of greening-up our grey spaces as part of the Greening Grey Britain campaign. Features in the RHS Greening Grey Britain Garden for Health, Happiness and Horticulture, designed by leading garden designer and BBC presenter Ann-Marie Powell, are providing practical ideas for visitors to take Chelsea home, especially to make their gardens a haven of health and happiness. Her design will be rebuilt in Angell Town, Brixton aer the show.

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This theme is incorporated in several other designs this year. Chris Beardshaw’s collaboration with Morgan Stanley, The Morgan Stanley Garden for Great Ormond Street Hospital, has produced a unique Show Garden that will be relocated to the heart of the hospital as a therapeutic space for parents. Alison Doxey and Stephen Welch have designed The Garden Bed as a green space for hospice patients. Also as part of our Greening Grey Britain campaign, we brought together an expert panel to discuss how we can green more front gardens at the Front Garden Summit.


Glorious floral and horticultural exhibits Warmenhoven display from 2015In the Great Pavilion more than 100 specialist plant breeders, nurseries and societies have created breathtaking floral exhibits with plants at the peak of perfection. The interactive Discovery zone has thought-provoking displays, many created by plant scientists and colleges, highlighting the significance of plant science.

Close by, the winners in the regional heats of RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year, RHS Young Chelsea Florist of the Year, and RHS Chelsea Floristry College of the Year, are craing glorious floral displays, while outside in the Floral Design Studio, members of NAFAS are competing for medals. www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelseaflower-show

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GANCINO EARRINGS IN 18 KARAT WHITE GOLD AND DIAMONDS

A BIRD CAGE RING FEAUTURING A GANCINO DOOR

SALVATORE F GANCINO NECKLACE - 18KT YELLOW GOLD AND BLACK VELVET STRAP

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SWINGING PARROTS AND COLORED GANCINOS BRIGHTENED BY PURPLE AMETHYSTS


BIRD CAGE EARRINGS WITH A GANCINO DOOR

A PARROT HOLDING A GANCINO ADORNED WITH A GREEN TOPAZ

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This collection, designed in collaboration with Daniela Villegas, is inspired to the colored birds featured on Salvatore Ferragamo's most iconic silk scarves.

A CHARMING PARAKEET BIRD AND A BIRD CAGE BRIGHTENED BY PURPLE AMETHYSTS AND A GREEN TOPAZ

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BURJ AL TA A Perched 150 metres above the Arabian Gulf, Talise Spa Burj Al Arab is the ultimate destination to luxuriate, relax and rejuvenate within the iconic Dubai landmark hotel.

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Each experience has been carefully craed and exclusively developed using the world’s most luxurious products to leave you uerly pampered.


ARAB ALISE SPA Bathed in natural light, this ground-breaking spa offers a sanctuary for guests to indulge in an extensive menu of pampering treatments – all designed to reinvigorate and restore. From facials and organic body wraps to Chakra balancing hot stone massage, each treatment uses the highest quality products and latest methods in personal care.

The spacious Talise Spa is housed over two levels in the distinctive sail-shaped silhouee of Burj Al Arab, and boasts enough luxurious serenity to calm even the most hectic lifestyle. Leave the world behind and reconnect with your inner self in a space that inspires relaxation.

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Talise Spa offers a unique nature based luxury environment to help you unwind with the pleasure of treatments from world-renowned houses, such as La Prairie, Sundari and THÉMAÉ, applied by a skilled and caring team of therapists. Stretched over two floors, separate men's and women's amenities ensure total privacy and discretion.

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Both ladies and gentlemen’s relaxation areas feature an aqua retreat. Separate indoor infinity pools, jacuzzi and treatment rooms overlooking the Arabian Gulf complement the spa, along with saunas, steam rooms and plunge pools.


Gentlemen can enjoy the panoramic sauna and steam lounges looking out to the World Islands and Downtown Dubai, both fied with rare fogproof glass. Additional facilities include a squash court, a fitness centre with aerobic facilities, advanced cardiovascular and resistance training equipment.

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SPA Relax and indulge in deeply soothing Jumeirah Spa treatments, revitalise at health spas for the day, weekend or long stay breaks.

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Experience the ultimate journey to wellbeing, relaxation and rejuvenation at Jumeirah Spas and revel in a host of facilities for the mind, body and soul. Each Spa is individually designed, inspired by the local culture but also expresses the natural essences of the world.

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PIAGET CREATIVITY: A DEMANDING PASSION

Our designers continually revisit the themes that Piaget holds dear. They draw inspiration from a strong historical legacy and modern themes with a wide range of styles reminiscent of Hollywood glamour, magic gardens and the many facets of celebratory occasions. Each Piaget design plays on the fluidity of materials and the radiance of light, thanks to the exceptional talent of our jewellers and gemseers. Each Piaget design gives way to a new emotion: from diamond drops that trickle down the neck, quivering foliage that embellish and frame the face and the firework-like explosion of gems.

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Very special care is given to finishes to provide long-lasting comfort and flexibility to the wearer. The various professions involved in the design of a piece work in close proximity to provide prompt communication and responsiveness. By taking all technical and aesthetic constraints into consideration for each new stage in jewellery production, our technical expertise is fully focused on excellence in design. www.piaget.com


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Piaget Rose Earrings

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JEWEL Wedding Band Platinum, diamonds REF: B4099400 The iconic Trinity is uniquely reinterpreted as a diamond paved ribbon of platinum coiling around a central diamond. A solitaire in motion, a swirl of love, the gliering Trinity Ruban is a single never-ending line celebrating an eternal bond. 950‰ platinum curved wedding band set with two rows of 2.5 mm diamonds. Width: 2.5 mm www.cartier.com

Mrs. Winston by Harry Winston Cascading Diamond Bracelet A perfect marriage of glamour and grace, each design in the Mrs. Winston series pays tribute to Mr. Winston’s beloved wife, Edna, his lifelong confidant and muse. True to the House’s signature style, exceptional diamonds are suspended on delicate platinum wires, creating the illusion that each precious gemstone is effortlessly floating against the wearer. 166 baguee, marquise, pear-shaped and round brilliant diamonds weighing a total of approximately 45.05 carats, set in platinum.

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LLERY Talisman Oval Bangle Symbolic of a universal belief that belongs to the History of Mankind and the Earth, Talisman is a beautiful homage to diamonds in all their mystical glory. A modern interpretation of diamond sequences, round brilliants, rose-cuts, and rough diamonds are proudly studded into this yellow gold bangle with our innovative serti poincon (hallmark) seî…&#x;ing. Meticulously positioned, each of the eleven diamonds of this oval bangle have been carefully hand selected to create a succession of majestic enchantment and harmony. Total carat weight is approximately 1.1cts. www.debeers.co.uk

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JEWELLERY Ruby and Diamond Cluster Necklace Inspired by the Harry Winston archives, each piece in the Incredibles is a one-of-a-kind expression of the House’s iconic style. Handcraed in platinum and set with the world’s finest diamonds and precious gemstones, each magnificent design represents the culmination of efforts between the House’s expert gemologists, master crasmen, and designers working together to create jewels of incomparable beauty and brilliance. 31 rubies weighing a total of approximately 56.90 carats, with 186 pear-shaped and round brilliant diamonds weighing a total of approximately 29.74 carats, set in platinum and 18K yellow gold. www.harrywinston.com

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SIX SENSES SPA AT

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Six Senses Spa at Zighy Bay is a refuge for mind and body; it's a retreat from the busy humdrum of daily life; a haven for the calm and relaxed soul; a sanctuary of ultimate well-being. Commied to delivering integrated wellness experiences along with peace, tranquillity, fitness and health, we combine innovative and ancient holistic treatments from our expert in-house and visiting wellness consultants. www.sixsenses.com

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Six Senses Zighy Bay is located on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman. The seing of these beautiful indigenous village-style accommodations and private marina is spectacular, with the dramatic mountains on one side and the sandy beach of Zighy Bay on the other. Tantalize your senses: feel the sand beneath your toes; listen as your sunset dhow cruise glides through waves; taste culinary delights of the region.


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In the First Apartment on our A380 you can relax in a large leather armchair befo ore retiring to the comfo ort of a separate bed, dressed with all-natural bed linen. Enjoy a seven-course tasting menu prepared by our Inflight Chef.. T Ta ake a refreshing shower in the First Class bathroom befo ore landing.


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RIO 2016 OLYMPICS The Games of the Olympiad—or more commonly known as the Summer Olympic Games—was first done in Athens, Greece way back in 1896. It is an international and multi-sporting event that happens every four years and is managed by the International Olympic Commiee or IOC. Awarding medals for every event has been a tradition dating back to 1904 with the first place geing a Gold Medal, second place receiving a Silver Medal, and third place acquiring the Bronze Medal.

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The coming 2016 Summer Olympics is known officially as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and is commonly referred to as Rio 2016. The event will officially open on the 5th of August and the closing ceremony will be held on the 21st at the Maracana Stadium. This year’s Olympic Games will be hosted by Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and will mark the first time for a Lusophone and South American City to host the prestigious sporting event.


There are 59 qualified countries but more than 205 is expected to participate in the 28 sports events with more than 306 competitions. The events will be held in 35 different venues: Barra da Tijuca will host a majority of the events with some venues scaered throughout Deodoro, Copacabana, and Maracana.

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Olympic Countries More than 200 member nations of the International Olympic Commiee (IOC) are expected to compete in the 2016 Rio Games. The official list of participants will be confirmed shortly before the Games begin, once the competition for places concludes.

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Olympic Athletes More than 10,000 athletes will compete in the first edition of the Olympic Games in South America. The bale to qualify, which began in 2014, is still going on and concludes shortly before the Games, when the official list of athletes will be confirmed.

Olympic Sports Get ready for the intense excitement of 42 Olympic sports. 306 events over the course of 19 days of competition will yield 136 medals for women, 161 for men and nine mixed medals. Olympic Medal Count 2,102 is the number of gold, silver and bronze medals that will be awarded to the athletes competing in the Olympic Games. Designed by the Organising Commiee’s design team, the Rio 2016 medals will be revealed soon.


How it all began The story behind the medals goes all the way back to the Ancient Olympics, when only the winner of an event would receive a crown of laurel leaves as his prize. Legend has it that the leaves were taken from a sacred grove, near the temple of Zeus, in Olympia. At the first Olympics of the modern era, the Athens 1896 Games, winners were awarded a silver medal and a diploma in addition to the crown.

The St. Louis 1904 Games were the first in which gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded to athletes in the top three positions. The St. Louis 1904 Olympics also saw the medals being fied with a colourful ribbon to be pinned on the athletes’ chests. It was only in the Rome 1960 Games that they were changed to be hung around the winners’ necks. www.rio2016.com

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RIO CARNIVAL 24 FEBRUARY 2017 Although Carnival (Carnaval in Portuguese) is celebrated in towns and villages throughout Brazil and other Catholic countries, Rio de Janeiro has long been regarded as the Carnival capital of the world. The Rio Carnaval is not only the biggest Carnival, it is also a benchmark against which every other carnival is compared and one of the most interesting artistic events on the globe. Almost everyone has heard of Rio Carnaval. Foreign visitors to it alone number around 500,000 every year. Rio Carnival is a wild 5-day celebration, 40 days before Easter. It officially starts on Friday and finishes on Fat Tuesday with the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday aer which one is supposed to abstain from all bodily pleasures. Carnival with all its excesses, celebrated as a profane event, could be interpreted an act of farewell to the pleasures of the flesh. It is usually in February, the hoest month in the Southern Hemisphere, when summer in Rio is at its peak. There are carnival celebrations on virtually every corner of Brazil, the best-known ones taking place in Recife together with the neighboring Olinda (in the Northeast of Brazil) and Salvador. But the biggest and most famous carnival is undoubtedly Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. One of the greatest elements of Rio Carnival is that it not only provides entertainment for many people around the world but it also gives a chance to learn about the true culture of Brazil. Carnival is very important to the Brazilians, it sums up their way of thinking and way of life. It is a euphoric event where people dance, sing, party and have an overdose of fun. There are many parties that take place before, during and aer Carnival all night and all day. It allows someone's true heart to come out and have as much fun as possible. Rio Carnival is the result of months of preparation. People eagerly anticipate the start of each year's Rio Carnival. It begins with the crowning of the Fat King (King Momo), who is presented with a giant silver and gold key by the city's mayor. Then it is Carnival all over the place, in the streets and squares, bars, clubs and all other venues, taking over the whole city of Rio and culminating in the Rio Carnival Parade also known as the Samba Parade.

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TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO CARNIVAL 27 FEBRUARY 2017 An explosion of colour, music, revelry, and creativity, Trinidad's Carnival has spawned similar celebrations around the world; but nothing on earth can rival the abandon, euphoria and stunning spectacle of our festival. With its massive masquerade bands, spectacular costumes, pulsating music and unparalleled stamina for partying, Trinidad's Carnival is oen described as the greatest show on earth. It is a time for release and everyone is invited to join the party. Origins of the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Carnival in Trinidad is a true hybrid celebration, originating when West African slaves began mimicking (and mocking) the lavish ballroom festivities of their French masters with their ornate costumes and dances. The West Africans adopted the elaborate masks and costumes while creating their own music using household items like sticks and pans. Eventually, the complex rhythms and melodies of this improvised orchestra evolved into the calypso music that forms the backbone of Trinidad Carnival to this day. In the middle of the 19th century, slavery was outlawed but the tradition carried on, mixing calypso music with French influences to create another hybrid, the Caribbean-based genre of music known as soca. Then things really changed with the invention of the steel pan aer World War II. The music of the region has never been the same since. A Feast for the Senses The modern incarnation of the Trinidad Carnival is a bawdy, rum-flavored feast for the senses: dancing, eating, drinking, sweating—generally speaking, the biggest party (also known locally as a fête) that you can imagine. Carnival is definitely not a spectator sport. You couldstay on the sidelines if you tried, but what’s the point? Participate in the masor masquerade by purchasing an outfit or designing one of your own. Remember, this is the Caribbean: the emphasis is on sexy. Make sure you look the part. Feather boas, sequins, brightly colored undergarments and other such revealing clothing are the standard here. The less inhibited, the beer! www.ncc.org

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Virtual World is a virtual imaging service provider that delivers interactive solutions for a wide variety of applications in the travel and tourism sector. We combine expertise and technological wizardry to create stunning, award-winning virtual tours. Check out the stunning 360 degree virtual tours now!

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TOUR DE FRANCE 2016 2ND - 24th JULY

Great moments in the history of the Tour The line between insanity and genius is said to be a fine one, and in early 20thcentury France, anyone envisaging a near-2,500-km-long cycle race across the country would have been widely viewed as unhinged. But that didn’t stop Géo Lefèvre, a journalist with L’Auto magazine at the time, from proceeding with his inspired plan. His editor, Henri Desgrange, was bold enough to believe in the idea and to throw his backing behind the Tour de France. And so it was that, on 1 July 1903, sixty pioneers set out on their bicycles from Montgeron. Aer six mammoth stages (Nantes Paris, 471 km!), only 21 “routiers”, led by Maurice Garin, arrived at the end of this first epic.

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Having provoked a mixture of astonishment and admiration, le Tour soon won over the sporting public and the roadside crowds swelled. The French people took to their hearts this unusual event which placed their towns, their countryside and, since 1910, even their mountains, in the spotlight. Le Tour has always moved with the times. Like France as a whole, it benefited from the introduction of paid holidays from 1936; it has lived through wars, and then savoured the “trente glorieuses” period of economic prosperity while enjoying the heydays of Coppi, Bobet, Anquetil, Poulidor and it has opened itself up to foreign countries with the onset of globalisation.


The 2016 Tour Running from Saturday July 2nd to Sunday July 24th 2016, the 103th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,519 kilometres. These stages have the following profiles: • 9 flat stages • 1 hilly stage • 9 mountain stages including 4 summit finishes (Andorre Arcalis, Mont Ventoux, FinhautEmosson et Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc) • 2 individual time trial stages • 2 rest days • 16 unseen sites and stage cities

16 unseen sites and stage cities Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Saint-Lô, Arpajon-sur-Cère, L’Isle-Jourdain, Lac de Payolle, Vielha Val d’Aran, Escaldes-Engordany, BourgSaint-Andéol, La Caverne du Pont-d’Arc, Villarsles-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux, Culoz, Moirans-en-Montagne, Berne, Finhaut-Emosson, Megève and Chantilly

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Distinctive aspects of the race BORDERS The 103rd Tour de France will visit three neighboring countries: Spain, the Principality of Andorra and Switzerland. TIME-TRIALS Individual time-trials return in style to the 2016 Tour de France with a total of 54 kilometres divided into two sequences: 37 between BourgSaint-Andéol (stage 13) and La Caverne du Pontd’Arc and 17 between Sallanches and Megève (stage 18).

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BONUSES Back in 2015 aer a seven-year absence, time bonuses will again be given at the fi nishes of normal stages. The bonuses will be of 10, 6 and 4 seconds for the fi rst three of each stage.


2016 Teams Ag2r La Mondiale Astana Pro Team Bmc Racing Team Bora - Argon 18 Cannondale Pro Cycling Team Cofidis, Solutions Credits Direct Energie Etixx - Quick Step Fdj Fortuneo Vital Concept Iam Cycling Lampre - Merida Loo Soudal Movistar Team Orica Greenedge Team Dimension Data Team Giant - Alpecin Team Katusha POINTS The green jersey will be rewarded to the leader of the points classifi cation. Points will be given at the fi nishes of each stage as well as at an intermediate sprint on every normal stage. The polka dot jersey will be worn by the leader of best climbers classifi cation. Points will be given out at the top of mountains and hills and at the 4 mountain-top fi nishes (Andorre Arcalis, Mont Ventoux, Finhaut-Emosson and Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc).

Team Loo Nl - Jumbo Team Sky Tinkoff Trek - Segafredo

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STAGE

TYPE

DATE

START AND FINISH

DISTANCE

1

Flat

Sat 2 Jul

Mont-Saint-Michel / Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont

188 km

2

Flat

Sun Jul 3

Saint-Lô / Cherbourg-en-Cotentin

183 km

3

Flat

Mon Jul 4

Granville / Angers

223.5 km

4

Flat

Tue Jul 5

Saumur / Limoges

237.5 km

5

Mountain

Wed Jul 6

Limoges / Le Lioran

216 km

6

Flat

Thu Jul 7

Arpajon-sur-Cère / Montauban

190.5 km

7

Mountain

Fri Jul 8

L'Isle-Jourdain / Lac de Payolle

162.5 km

8

Mountain

Sat jul 9

Pau / Bagnères-de-Luchon

184 km

9

Mountain

Sun Jul 10

Vielha Val d'Aran / Andorre Arcalis

184 km

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Rest day

Mon Jull 11

Andorre / Andorre

10

Hilly

TueJull 12

Escaldes-Engordany / Revel

197 km

11

Flat

Wed Jul 13

Carcassonne / Montpellier

162.5 km

12

Mountain

Thu Jul 14

Montpellier / Mont Ventoux

185 km


STAGE

TYPE

DATE

START AND FINISH

DISTANCE

13

Individual time trial

Fri Jul 15

Bourg-Saint-Andéol / La Caverne du Pont-d'Arc

37.5 km

Montélimar / Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux

208.5 km

14

Flat

Sat Jul 16

15

Mountain

Sun Jul 17

Bourg-en-Bresse / Culoz

159 km

16

Flat

Mon Jul 18

Moirans-en-Montagne / Berne

209 km

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Rest day

Tue Jul 19

Berne / Berne

17

Mountain

Wed Jul 20

Berne / Finhaut-Emosson

184 km

18

Individual time trial

Thu Jul 21

Sallanches / Megève

17 km

19

Mountain

Fri Jul 22

Albertville / Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc

146 km

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Mountain

Satu Jul 23

Megève / Morzine-Avoriaz

146.5 km

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Flat

Sun Jul 24

Chantilly / Paris Champs-Élysées

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NESTLED IN THE BACKDROP OF THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE TRAMUNTUNA MOUNTAIN RANGE, SON ALARO IS A MODERN LUXURY 5 BEDROOM FINCA DESIGNED BY RENOWNED MAJORCAN ARCHITECTS LUIS AND JAIME GARCIA-RUIZ GUASP.

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Interiors An inspiring space ideal for entertaining and larger groups, the ground floor is open plan from the kitchen to dining area and on to the double living room. Sliding doors from all rooms gain access to 3 large balconies on the ground floor. The kitchen features an island with a breakfast bar for 4 and is fully equipped with Miele appliances including a large fridge/ freezer, an additional drinks fridge, glassware and china by Villeroy & Boch, Nespresso coffee machine, and a Krups Juicer for your fresh orange juice in the morning. The dining table adjacent to the kitchen island comfortably seats twelve. A separate entertainment/study hosts a large desk, 60” UltraHD,4K TV with a wii console and sofa bed for one. Wifi, air conditioning, and underfloor heating throughout.

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The villa has four bedrooms all individually interior designed complete with modern en-suite shower rooms plus an additional large master bedroom complete with a dressing room and double bathroom and bathtub. One of the guest rooms can be split into a twin room if needed. All of the bedrooms have access to a terrace upstairs and fied wardrobes with plenty of closet space. There is a second study area located in an open section near the upstairs bedrooms, with a desk and reading chairs overlooking views of mountains and valleys. Outdoors Three large balconies open up from various parts of the villa, a 12 seater outdoor dining table is located off the kitchen, and outdoor lounge areas with BBQ, large iron firepit in the garden.


The pool is surrounded by a further wooden deck and 8 sun loungers and a Balinese day bed for chilling out; outdoor lounge areas; table tennis, DJ decks with outdoor speakers around the pool. Amenities Heated outdoor swimming pool with an outdoor pool bathroom below containing a toilet, shower and sink. Plus: Table Tennis; wii; WiďŹ throughout; Sonos sound system and Climate 60 outdoor speakers by the pool; Outdoor kitchen with BBQ. Location Situated just outside Alaro on the way to Orient, Son Alaro oers a quiet mountain retreat in a modern environment. Alaro town with its lovely restaurants, shops and a bakery is only a 3 minute drive, while the beaches are merely 20 mins away. Enjoy a historical hike up Castell de Alaro to the renowned Es Verger Restaurant, or cycle through

the majestic mountains and valleys to the coastal sea towns. Palma airport is 25 minutes away and there is easy access to and from the city Design The interior design is a result of a collaboration between Jaime Cooke and Bornelo Interiors, Palma which aims to combine modern Mallorcan, Scandinavian and the best of British design with unique pieces by designers including Philippe Starck, Artek, Vita, Men-u by Norman Mailer, Abigail Ahern, House of Hackney prints, lighting by Tom Dixon, innermost, Heals and original art by Sandy Dooley. www.sonalaro.com

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FORTE VILLAGE SPORTS ACADEMIES THE WIDE RANGE OF SPORTING ACTIVITIES ON OFFER AT THE FORTE VILLAGE WELL AND TRULY QUALIFIES IT AS A RECOGNISED SPORTS RESORT.

Our Sports Academy offers the professional training, enthusiasm and experience of great international champions, and by taking part you will benefit from personalised training sessions, and useful advice on how to improve your team and individual skills. In addition, as you play, you will be given the extraordinary opportunity of being observed by top professionals. Our courses provide everything you need to improve your skills, surpass your limits and enjoy a totally unique experience.

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TINKOFF BIKE ACADEMY The Forte Village Tinkoff Bike Academy offers cycling enthusiasts, with at least an average fitness level, the possibility to experience a unique training camp with one of the world’s top pro cycling teams, at an exceptional seing. Each participant will have access to personalized advice and support from a Tinkoff coach and mechanic. The program consists of much more than daily training rides along the best roads and routes. It includes road tests to assess each participant’s shape and an optional personalized bike fit. Participants that acquire a five-day package will also receive a Tinkoff jersey, shorts, socks and gloves.

BASKETBALL ACADEMY Under the guidance of coach Eore Messina, the experts will lead you through the fantastic world of this ever-popular game. Other star coaches include Giorgio Valli, Sergey Tarakanov and Dima Shakouli. The programme consists of beginner and improvement lessons for 6-16 year-olds. The lessons will take place on regulation-size court by the seafront.

NETBALL ACADEMY Netball is easy and exciting: the game’s most important moves are simple, which means that players that are new to the game can pick it up quickly. At the Netball Academy by Legend guests will have the opportunity to train with Netball Champions such as Karen Atkinson, Camilla Buchanan, Mikki Austin and Sophia Candappa.

KILLERSPIN TABLE TENNIS ACADEMY This Summer Forte Village provides a new exciting Academy dedicated to ping-pong. Killerspin is a world leader in table tennis, the most enjoyable and social sport in the world. Parents play with their children, from 4 years of age children can learn the skills and secrets of this exceptional sport.Guided by our experts, the table tennis lessons will cover a series of technical execercises and techniques that will help each participant develop their particular skills. The Killerspin Table Tennis Academy Forte Village is located in the heart of the resort, near the central Oasis pools

MARVIN’S MAGIC ACADEMY Marvin’s Magic Academy is the first “school of wizards” in the world to come to a resort. We have invited the great British magician, Marvin Berglas, one of the most famous magicians in the world, to reveal his closely guarded secrets for our guests to learn during the magic school. Magic is normally based on dexterity, skill and many years of practice but here at the Marvin’s Magic Academy, award winning magicians will personally coach you step by step during the magic course, so you can perform similar sensational effects in no time.

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CHELSEA FOOTBALL ACADEMY Imagine telling your friends you’ve played with former Chelsea Champions such as Paolo Ferreira and Tore Andre Flo. Imagine your excitement as, fresh from Stamford Bridge, your coach puts you through the training schedule he uses with the Blues champions. And imagine taking souvenir photos to school to show your friends that you really did it. Why imagine? Sign up to our Chelsea Football Club Soccer School and make your dream come true!

If you’re aged between 4 and 14 you’re welcome to apply for a place. The course covers team tactics, individual technique and real matches. During the 2016 season, from 9th May to 30th September, there are specific courses for goalkeepers, strikers, defenders and playmakers. Don’t miss the chance to train with Chelsea former champions: CARLO CUDICINI DENNIS WISE

PAULO FERREIRA TORE ANDRE FLO

At the end of the course participants will receive a diploma. Bring out the footballer in you!

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RUGBY ACADEMY The tries. The tackles. The kicks. The skills. All taught by legends of English rugby. You can play in the same squad as England XV players Jason Leonard (a record-breaking 114 caps, and a place in the International Rugby Hall of Fame), Austin Healey (51 caps) and Will Greenwood (55 caps), who will show you all the tricks of the trade to become a champion rugby player. You don’t need to have played rugby before, as the course is designed to meet the different levels of experience of boys and girls aged 5 – 16.

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At the start of the course there’ll be a welcome party at which you’ll receive a Rugby Academy kit and have the chance to have your photo taken with the England stars. The training week will close with an awards ceremony at a family barbeque where you’ll be handed your Legend Star Certificate and medal.


Founded by the rugby stars Austin Healey and Will Greenwood, Legend provides children with the best, exclusive sports training during their holiday at the Forte Village Resort, ensuring that they learn quickly and have fun at the same time, as well as giving them the chance to meet the leading champions of their favourite sports.

Please note that due to the limited number of places available, participation in the Forte Village Rugby Academy by Legend must be conďŹ rmed at the time of booking. Coaches of the Forte Village Rugby Academy by Legend include Austin Healey, Will Greenwood, Paul Grayson, Ben Kay, Tom May, Conor O’Shea, Martin Castrogiovanni and Martin Johnson.

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TENNIS STAR ACADEMY Forte Village is a landmark on the international tennis scene, with as many as 12 courts – 12 clay. The Forte Village Tennis Club offers guests the opportunity to train with tennis legends including Grand Slam champions and Wimbledon winners. Such as? Mark Woodforde, Jonas Björkman, Magnus Larsson, Ilie Năstase,Dominik Hrbaty, Paul Haarhuis, Claudio Mezzadri and Karel Novacek to mention a few! Our tennis courses are for players of all ages, from beginners to pros, focusing on aspects as specific as

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individual shots and amateur playing techniques. Heading up the Forte Village Tennis Academy is Rocco Loccisano, a former top Australian player with Italian roots and once trainer to Pat Cash. To help orientate students, the Tennis Academy runs a free tennis lesson every Sunday, held by a famous Italian or international professional. Using our video technology, we analyse your game to assess your strengths and where you have room for improvement.


Budding young champs can also aend the funfilled Individual Junior Tennis Academy Camp, an enjoyable place to play and improve their skills, while high-level players can enter Forte Village’s exciting weekly singles, doubles, junior and senior tournaments.

These are the champions whom you could play tennis with this summer: KAREL NOVACEK DOMINIK HRBATY ILIE NĂSTASE

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The Tennis Academies programmes include: INDIVIDUAL JUNIOR ACADEMY INDIVIDUAL ADULT ACADEMY TRAIN WITH THE STARS ANNABEL CROFT ACADEMY MENTAL MATCH PLAY

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BUGLIONI BOXING ACADEMY If you have always dreamed of geing into the ring and being coached by international athletes, then this is the academy for you!, with Johnny Nelson (WBO cruiserweight champion for over seven years) and Frank Buglioni (Current holder of the WBO European Super Middleweight belt), now is your chance, thanks to the Forte Village Boxing Academy.

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CRICKET ACADEMY What’s the most elegant sport in the world? Cricket, of course, characterized by its distinctive uniforms and the spirit of the game, fair play, which first and foremost teaches respect for opponents on the playing field. And now you can

play like a pro with great champions like Paul Nixon and Mark Garaway! If you are between 5 and 16 years old, the new Forte Village Cricket Academy by Legend is designed just for you. SWIMMING ACADEMY At Forte Village, we have a swimming smorgasbord for you. Whether you’re a beginner or a professional athlete, or if you just want to develop your technique and style, our Swimming Academy is for you. Forte Village swimming school’s expert instructors give personalised lessons on a 1-to-1 basis or in small groups of at most 3 students. We offer 3 levels of coaching, according to your ability.


GO-KART ACADEMY Forte Village has created a training program for young drivers wishing to progress their gokarting skills through theory and practice. The training programs will cover lessons in speed, race etiquee, psycho-physical training and knowledge of the main concepts of technical karting. The academy provides basic courses aimed at students with no competitive experience as well as more advanced courses for people wanting to perfect their karting skills.

DANCING ACADEMY The “Dance Academy” is provided by international dance instructors competent in a broad range of dance styles including: Classical, Modern, Contemporary, Latin, Samba, Tango and Hip Hop. Lessons are available in English, Spanish, French and Russian. Composed of gied choreographers, professional artists and performers from all over the world, the “Forte Village Dance Group” presents enchanting musical shows on summer evenings in the piazza.

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ADELE THE REIGNING QUEEN OF POP HEADS OUT ON TOUR

September 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY

A superstar in every sense of the word, Adele is the millennial's closest link to the divas of yesteryear. Her powerhouse vocals are ubiquitous nowadays, what with her debut album 19 hiing multiple platinum in both the UK and US in 2008, second album 21 hiing number one in 26 countries and countless award wins (including an Academy Award for Bond theme Skyfall and a whopping 10 Grammy Awards).

The soulful songstress continued her benevolent reign of world domination with the 2015 release of her third studio album 25, breaking a myriad firstweek sales records. It features the lead single that got everyone talking 'Hello', a lovelorn anthem that showcases the emotional power of her supreme vocal pipes. Bask in the glow of this global phenomenon as she heads out on a world tour in 2016, coming to in Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, showing from 19 Sep 2016 to 26 Sep 2016. www.adele.com/live/north-america/

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THE ROYAL SUITE AT THE PLAZA NEW YORK It was once said, “Nothing unimportant ever happens at The Plaza.” One of America’s most celebrated hotels, The Plaza opened its doors on October 1, 1907, amid a flurry of impressive reports describing it as the greatest hotel in the world. Located at Fih Avenue and Central Park South, this luxury hotel was constructed in the most fashionable residential section of New York City. The Plaza was the dream of financier Bernhard Beinecke, hotelier Fred Sterry, and Harry S. Black, President of the Fuller Construction Company. They purchased a 15-year-old hotel of the same name on the site. The three men set out to replace it with what is surely one of the most elegant hotels in the world.

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Construction of the 19-story building (a skyscraper back then) took two years at a cost of $12 million – an unprecedented sum in those days. Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, who also designed the Dakota apartments, the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C. and The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, set about his task to provide all the pomp, glory, and opulence of a French chateau. No cost was spared. The largest single order in history for goldencrusted china was placed with L. Straus & Sons, and no less than 1,650 crystal chandeliers were purchased.


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The Royal Suite The palatial Royal Suite is a lavishly appointed, three-bedroom suite with private elevator access, overlooking Fih Avenue and the legendary Pulitzer Fountain. A favorite of heads of state, large families, and those seeking to entertain in grand style, The Royal Suite offers the most extraordinary experience at The Plaza.

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• Up to 4,500 sq. . / 418 sq. m. depending on configuration • One, two, or three bedroom configurations, each with full bathroom • Private elevator access direct to suite • Formal entrance gallery • Stately living room with grand piano • Dining room with table for twelve • Separate library


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• State of the art electronic room controls for climate, lighting, and windows • Chef’s kitchen with restaurant grade appliances • White glove butler service • Bespoke experience tailored to the needs of each guest www.theplazany.com/rooms-and-suites/theroyal-suite/

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A grand hotel requires a grand vision. The Mark turned to renowned French designer Jacques Grange, whose clients have included some of the world’s greatest and most exacting style-seers, among them Yves St. Laurent, Valentino, Karl Lagerfeld and Caroline, Princess of Monaco.

Equally adept at creating grand spaces of striking modernity and theatrical effect, as well as serene havens of quiet luxury, Grange was the perfect man to re-imagine The Mark’s design. Here in NYC, he has unleashed the full range of his talents, creating public spaces that engage and delight, and private 5 star hotel rooms and suites that calm and soothe.


DROOM E In addition to selecting and designing custom furnishings, he collaborated with the Parisian design gallerist Pierre Passebon to commission a host of objets d’art, furniture and lighting fixtures, specially created for the hotel by renowned artists and artisans, including Ron Arad,

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MARK FIVE BEDROOM TERRACE SUITE With furnishings of ebony, sycamore and nickel, fine Italian linens and bedding by Quaglioi, the Mark Five Bedroom Terrace Suite serves as a chic and private oasis in the heart of New York City’s most elegant neighborhood. Suite features two king bedrooms, two queen bedrooms and one full bedroom.

The black-and-white marble bath features double wash basins, a deep-soaking tub and separate glass shower enclosure, both with polished nickel fiings by Lefroy Brooks, the renowned British maker. Other luxury touches include heated towel racks, a mirrored flat-screen television, separate telephone, and fine Italian toiletries formulated exclusively for The Mark.

Each guest room is outfied with state-of-the-art HD televisions, an audio system and a Crestron room control panel.

The custom kitchen, specially designed by Piero Lissoni for Boffi, features custom cabinetry, black granite countertops and appliances from Gaggenau, Miele and Sub-Zero.

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Additional amenities include a private bar, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and local calls, daily shoeshine and morning delivery of New York Times or Wall Street Journal. SpACE 5 Bedrooms, Foyer, Living Room, Dining Room, Eat-In Kitchen, Terrace, 5.5 Bathrooms Terrace access, South, West, North exposures Located on 14th floor 4,788 sq  = 445+ sq m www.themarkhotel.com/rooms-and-suites/ mark-five-bedroom-terrace-suite/

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HOTEL, NEW YORK When you stay at the Ty Warner Penthouse Suite at Four Seasons Hotel New York, you’re at home in an exquisite work of art. Designed by Peter Marino and I.M. Pei, who came out of retirement to complete his original vision, the 4,300-sq.-. (400-m²) Penthouse features one-of-a-kind furnishings and original works by international artists, all of which were hand-selected by Marino or Pei.

Soaring 700 feet (213 meters) above Manhaan, guests of the Ty Warner Penthouse enjoy unobstructed panoramic views of Manhaan from the Suite’s four cantilevered glass balconies, the highest in the world. A chauffeured RollsRoyce Phantom, a round-the-clock personal butler, and unlimited caviar, champagne and massages are also at your disposal. This one-of-akind suite truly is the crown jewel in Manhaan’s ultimate luxury hotel.

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Magnificent Views From your castle in the clouds, find inspiration in the breathtaking, unobstructed vista of one of the world’s finest cities. Four glass balconies are set on a diagonal to the north-south, east-west grid of Manhaan, capturing distinctive views. Oversized, single-paned windows and glass railings ensure that your sight line is uninterrupted. A Work of Art Every element, from the textiles to the furniture to the distinctive artwork, has been specially commissioned from internationally renowned artisans and craspeople to create a sensory experience like no other. Remarkable Luxury The finest-quality finishes are employed at every level, from so calfskin leather walls in the dressing room and semi-precious stones in the Zen room waterfall to rich walnut, afrormosia and Mexican sycamore wood in the spa room and Mexican travertine stone floors in the breakfast room.

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Supremely Spacious This multi-room, 4,300-square-foot (400-squaremetre) New York penthouse offers generous and gracious proportions, including cathedral ceilings, diamond skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows. A Bedroom Haven Sumptuous and stunningly beautiful, the 600-squarefoot (56-square-metre) master bedroom features walls with hand-applied straw marquetry by French artisans, as well as a wall-to-wall custom carpet. Sculpture, hand-stamped Venetian velvet, Thai silk with 22-carat gold threads and custom-designed furniture, each a piece of art in its own right, accent the room. The spa room can easily be converted into a second bedroom, if required. Sumptuous Bathrooms • Master bathroom clad in rare Chinese onyx, including sinks carved from solid blocks of rock crystal; oversized Dornbracht steam rain shower with six body jets; chromatherapy infinity soak tub with northeast views • Jewel-like powder room with walls, ceiling and sink fashioned from semi-precious tiger’s eye stone


Cosmopolitan Décor The spacious living room is highlighted with treasures such as hand-hammered cast-bronze baseboards, 18th-century Japanese silk pillows and a dramatic crystal chandelier, all surrounded by hand-lacquered walls with mother-of-pearl inlay. To the south is the library, lined with hundreds of volumes on art and culture housed in bookcases framed by an exquisite bronze leaf motif. A whimsical gilded bronze chandelier and a Bosendorfer grand piano take centre stage. Complimentary Amenities Enjoy the services of a 24-hour personal butler, a Rolls-Royce chauffeur, a personal trainer, all-inclusive access to the Spa and dining venues, and unlimited international telephone calls.

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State-of-the-Art Technology The suite is completely wired with an invisible audio system and an ultramodern lighting system. A private elevator, equipped with a touch panel with advanced security features, whisks you directly to the 52nd floor. Enjoy three plasma-screen televisions offering every channel available in the world, a customdesigned iMac computer and a variety of fitness equipment. Information BEDS OCCUPANCY LOCATION VIEW SIZE BATHROOMS

One king bed 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child 52nd floor 360-degree view of the city – Uptown, Downtown and Midtown 4,300 sq.. (400 m2) One full marble bathroom, plus guest powder room

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MANDARIN ORIENTAL LONDON

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One of London's most celebrated 5-star hotels, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park exudes an enticing mix of elegance and luxury. With world-famous restaurants and a stunning spa, we offer a fashionable and timeless base in the centre of the British capital. Overlooking iconic Hyde Park and Knightsbridge, our beautiful rooms offer a luxurious 5-star hideaway, close to London’s major aractions. With excellent service and facilities, taking care of you is always our pleasure. Within easy reach of all the sights, we enjoy prime position in the heart of the capital. Enjoying a peaceful seing next to the city’s most famous Royal Park, our luxurious accommodation and facilities make us the perfect London base. With views over Knightsbridge, Hyde Park or our peaceful courtyard, our rooms and suites exude comfort and style. • 167 elegant rooms • 26 richly furnished suites with individual features

SpA & WELLNESS Our renowned spa is one of the best in the city, offering expert treatments and cuing-edge facilities in a relaxed seing. Consistently voted one of the best in the world Expert therapists and comprehensive list of holistic treatments • A serene Heat and Water oasis • 8 treatment rooms, all with private showers • Zen colour therapy relaxation area • Fully-equipped fitness centre with state-of-theart fitness technology by Technogym®, including Treadmills, Cross Trainers, Bikes and a Rowing Machine • A 17-metre twin lane, stainless-steel heated swimming pool with lap timer • Adjacent to Hyde Park and 350 acres of gorgeous green parkland.

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ESCApE TO SERENITy Our cosseting spa is one of the best in the city, while our unique wellness classes and fitness centre offer a chance to unwind.

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Spread over two floors, our spa enjoys a contemporary feel and uniquely rejuvenating environment.

With extensive heat and water facilities, expert therapists and a range of indulgent treatments, we have created a luxurious haven of wellbeing. We want to provide a unique five star journey for everyone, and so we offer each guest a consultation during which your personal therapist can tailor your treatment to you and your needs.

Away from the buzz of Knightsbridge, we offer a calm and nurturing environment in which you can begin your personal journey to physical and spiritual harmony.

We offer an extensive range of treatments from around the world including a wide choice of therapies drawing on ancient philosophies and modern techniques.


SIGNATURE SpA THERApIES Mandarin Oriental’s signature spa therapies have been devised to address guests’ increasing desire for simple, effective and authentic spa experiences. Developed in consultation with specialists in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and master aromatherapists, each signature therapy consists of a relaxing, hands-on body massage ritual that combines the powerful effects of oriental meridian massage with the therapeutic benefits of custom-blended essential oils, created uniquely for Mandarin Oriental. Each treatment begins with a private therapist consultation in order to determine each individual’s personal and current state of wellbeing. The treatment and oils are then tailored to each guest in order to leave the body, mind and spirit in perfect harmony. Guests are also provided with nutritional and exercise guidance, in order to extend the beneficial effects of the programme at home.

ORIENTAL HARMONy Four hands work in perfect unison in a remarkable experience that inspires a harmony of the senses. The treatment begins with a soothing foot bath in purifying waters, leaving the feet so and supple and the mind relaxed. Next two therapists work together in time and movement. First, providing a warm scrub that smoothes and replenishes the skin and later a harmonious massage that balances the body. The treatment concludes with a simultaneous head and foot massage leaving the mind uplied, the body energized and the skin exotically fragrant. www.mandarinoriental.com/london

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LONDON K E E W N O I H S FA PROMOTING AN UNRIVALLED HALLMARK STAMP OF QUALITY THAT RUNS LIKE CLOCKWORK, DELIVERING IMPECCABLE SERVICE, GUESTS CAN SET THEIR WATCH BY, TIME AFTER TIME. EVERY TIME!

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A new luxury hotel located in historic Royal Greenwich on the vibrant Greenwich Peninsula. Situated only 400m from North Greenwich Tube Station on the Jubilee Line and only a 5 minute walk from Greenwich Pier, the Intercontinental is perfectly connected to London’s West End. The O2, the world’s most popular music and entertainment venue is 350 yards from the hotel as well as being minutes from ExCel London on the Emirates Airline cable car.

The hotel features 453 spacious guest rooms and suites spread over 18 floors. Restaurants and Bars have been designed as destination venues, with an impressive line up of all day dining and fine dining options, as well as a main bar and Tea Salon to perfectly complement the Sky Bar within its mix of vibrant and relaxing entertainment spaces.

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THE SpA Set in the heart of the Intercontinental London – The O2, The Spa offers tranquillity and relaxation from the moment you step though the door. The Spa’s aesthetic, in keeping with the iconic style of the InterContinental brand, draws on the hotel’s location within historic Royal Greenwich and local influences of the East India Trading Company, with bespoke printed mosaic tiles, sumptuous rugs and delicate die-cut pendant lighting inspired by the area’s trading of porcelain and silks as far back as the 18th century.

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In addition, The Spa has been designed to include exotic textures and luxurious materials such as gold gilt and blue pearl granite as well as heavy timbers inspired by Greenwich’s historic naval ships and merchant dock yards.

FACILITIES 8 treatment rooms Gym with TechnoGym equipments Indoor pool Sauna Steam room hp://iclondon-theo2.com

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Owned by Katara Hospitality, this Milanese landmark recently emerged from a meticulous, all-encompassing renovation of the historic building, whilst adding a new contemporary wing. Formerly known as “Palace Gallia”, the hotel is strongly rooted in Milanese history, located in the heart of the new Porta Nuova district. Excelsior Hotel Gallia is the latest gem to be unveiled by The Luxury Collection as part of a multi-million Euro investment to restore the brand’s most iconic European hotels.

Excelsior Hotel Gallia comprises two buildings – the fully restored historic palace and a new modern wing with a façade that resembles a delicate steel and glass curtain. The striking juxtaposition is inspired by the hotel’s luminous past and the emerging skyline of the Porta Nuova area.


SUITE Guests entering the hotel are welcomed by the dazzling sight of a custom-made 30-metre Murano glass chandelier created by De Majo, depicting a waterfall of 180 light cylinders which illuminates the eight-story monumental stairwell. The historical lobby pays tribute to notable Milanese architecture of the 1930s, such as La Scala Theatre, Viorio Emanuele Gallery and Villa Necchi Campiglio. The public spaces have been outfied by B&B Italia using aluminium, glass and marble.

MILAN K E E W N O I H S FA Excelsior Hotel Gallia features 235 luxurious guest rooms, including 53 suites. The 1,000sqm Katara Suite – one of the largest Presidential Suites in Italy – is situated on the seventh floor, offering two terraces, four bedrooms and a private spa. The two-bedroom Gallia Suite mimics a sophisticated private residence with its beautiful loggia surrounded by historical columns and statues. The other 51 suites revolve around five distinct themes: Design Suites, dedicated to a renowned Milanese designer or architect, namely Vico Magistrei, Achille Castiglioni, Giò Ponti, Luigi Caccia Dominioni and Franco Albini; Art Suites, which overlook the square and feature a large sliding panel with photos of the hotel’s historic façade; and Atelier Suites, evoking the ambiance of creative workshops. LUXURY REDEFINED

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The hotel’s Signature Suites have been conceived as art galleries with theatrical use of lighting, colour, and artwork, while the Executive Suites are inspired by the elegant atmosphere of Milanese los. All the rooms are outfied by Cassina Contract with the exception of the Katara Suite which has been furnished by B&B Italia. Set to open in September on the seventh floor, the hotel’s roof-top mixologist bar and signature restaurant Terrazza Gallia will be managed with the advice of the renowned Cerea family. With the three Michelin-star duo Enrico and Roberto Cerea providing culinary guidance on Terrazza Gallia, diners can savour the best of traditional Italian and Lombard cuisine with a contemporary twist. Guests seated on the covered and heated outdoor terrace will enjoy a panoramic view of Milan, including the landmark Central Station and the

adjacent Pirelli skyscraper by Giò Ponti. The Cerea family will also lend their gastronomic expertise to the hotel’s banqueting and events services. The Gallia Restaurant on the ground floor offers the ideal location for a breakfast meeting, smart business lunch, or private dinner, whilst the Wine Cellar is the ideal seing for an intimate private lunch or dinner. “Excelsior Hotel Gallia is a magnificent property that has undergone a meticulous renovation and strategic expansion that marries contemporary design with the hotel’s Belle Époque architectural style, ensuring that this remains as one of Milan’s historic landmarks,” said Sheikh Nawaf Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al-Thani, Chairman, Katara Hospitality. www.excelsiorhotelgallia.com

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THE PENTH AT FOUR SEASONS HOTEL G Elegant, welcoming and completely memorable, The Penthouse imparts the sense of staying in a private Parisian residence. The Penthouse features luxurious finishes and furnishings, sumptuous amenities, and breathtaking views of the City of Light, including the Eiffel Tower from your own private terraces.

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Stylish Living Areas The comfortable living room offers thoughtful touches such as Baccarat crystal glassware, a plasma-screen television hidden behind a black mirror, a bookcase with a wide range of intriguing antique books, a refrigerated private bar, and window coverings operated by remote control. The adjacent conservatory has a marble mosaic floor and walls clad in luxury fabric by Lelièvre. Enjoy a delectable meal at the Second Empire pedestal table and relax in white Knoll armchairs while savouring incredible views. A Bedroom Sanctuary Designed to be a tranquil haven, the master bedroom features pastel blinds, lush white orchids, a so wool carpet and walls covered in gold-toned silk. It has its own private terrace with a romantic four-poster daybed. There is also a spacious dressing room flooded with natural light. Luxurious Bathroom The stunning bathroom, separated from the bedroom by a sliding glass door, is clad in soothing beige marble. It is fully equipped with an extralarge walk-in shower and an impressive infinity bath fied with jets and a relaxing chromotherapy system.

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personal Terraces Entertain guests or unwind with a loved one on The Penthouse’s private terraces. The main terrace, reminiscent of the prow of a ship, is accented with manicured box trees and offers remarkable views of the vibrant cityscape. The bedroom’s private terrace leads to another, more intimate balcony.

Sophisticated Décor Light, airy and supremely inviting, the suite features travertine flooring and walls accented with Majilite and sycamore. A romantic inner garden adds to the feeling of retreating to a restful haven. Superb Views Take in sweeping views of Paris’ architectural icons, including the Eiffel Tower, the American Cathedral, the Sacré-Coeur Basilica and the roofs of the Opéra, the Madeleine, the Pantheon and Les Invalides. BEDS OCCUpANCy notes LOCATION VIEW SIZE BATHROOMS

King bed 2 adults 8th floor 360-degree views of the city, including the Eiffel Tower 160 m2 (1,630 sq..) One full marble bathroom, plus guest powder room

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LE ROYAL MONCEAU RAFFLES PARIS PRESIDENTIAL SUITES Behind a discreet entrance on the chic Avenue Hoche, next to Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, is a new collection of heavenly Presidential Suites. Set over five floors, these beautifully sophisticated suites (including three spectacular 350sqm Presidential Suites) blend original architecture with contemporary French design. They offer a private and secure entry, a private li and direct access to the hotel’s idyllic Spa My Blend by Clarins. Wonderfully elegant and luxurious, yet understated and very welcoming, our Presidential Suites offer a winning combination of the discretion and space of a private apartment, underpinned by all the services of the most exciting Palace hotel in the city. The largest suites also have a private hammam and gym (with a personal trainer) and a home cinema with next-generation technology. A sublimely skilled and creative florist is on hand to make the wildest of floral dreams come true. And – the ultimate of luxuries – a Michelin-star chef will interpret the culinary desires of every guest, day or night, to create unforgeable meals.

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For business trips, multi-generational travel, shopping sprees or romantic interludes, this is the height of Parisian luxury.


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KATARA PRESIDENTIAL SUITE Our purely French, fih-floor Presidential Katara Suite epitomizes the luxury, comfort and technology hallmark of our stylish Parisian suites. Indulge in sumptuous living with three elegant bedrooms and bathrooms, an ample living room, an exquisite private dining room and personal fitness area while pampering yourself with our five-star amenities. Size: 330 sqm (3,550 sq feet)

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PRESIDENTIAL SUITE 241 Your own pied-à-terre in the heart of Paris, the elegantly proportioned Presidential Suite 241 is amongst the finest on offer in the City of Light. You’ll relish in the residential feel of this traditionallyFrench prestigious suite while indulging in all the amenities of our five-star luxury hotel. With three superb bedrooms and bathrooms, an extravagant living and dining room, and a comfortable siing room furnished with a concealed large-screen television, this lavish suite beautifully accommodates all of your entertaining and relaxation desires. Size: 280 sqm (3,015 sq feet)

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RAFFLES PRESIDENTIAL SUITE Decorated in turn-of-the-century Parisian elegance, the Presidential Raffles Suite brilliantly joins ultimate comfort with aention to the smallest detail. Ideal for long or short-term stays, this gracious suite imparts an immense reception area connecting to a regal private dining room, three lavish separate bedrooms and bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen and a personal fitness area. Size: 350 sqm (3,770 sq feet) www.leroyalmonceau.com/roomssuites/presidential-suites/

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NINSULA The latest and only European property in The Peninsula Hotels collection, The Peninsula Paris is the renaissance of a modern day palace. Housed in an exquisitely restored 19th century French building in the heart of the elegant 16th arondissement, it is just steps from the Arc de Triomphe and within walking distance of the city’s most exclusive luxury shopping, dining and cultural aractions. Steeped in history, it sets new standards in luxury design and comfort, with spectacular skyline views. From the building façade to the interior, elements painstakingly introduced by local architects and artisan crasmen, include fine marble, rich wood

panelling and gold leaf finishing. Each room offers a taste of timeless and modern aesthetic, combining distinct Parisian influences with Peninsula signature functionality. Its collection of six eclectic restaurant and bar options bring a new dimension of dining to the City of Light, whilst the award-winning Spa, offering tailored treatments by ESPA and Biologique Recherche, allows guests to refresh and revitalise body and mind in sumptuous surrounds. Combining classic Parisian chic and world-class hospitality, The Peninsula Paris is a coveted location for memorable moments in the French capital.

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Did You Know? • The Peninsula Paris is located in a late 19th century Beaux Arts Haussmanian building, which first opened in 1908 as the Majestic Hotel, one of Paris’ most luxurious “grands hotels”. Most recently it was the International Conference Centre under the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs • The four-year renovation included 40,000 pieces of gold leaf, the removal, restoration and replacement of 1000 pieces of wood and‘fish scale’ slate roof tiles fashioned by hand

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• The “Dancing Leaves” installation inside the entrance Lobby comprises 800 individual hand-blown crystal leaves by Lasvit

• The aviation-themed interior of L’Oiseau Blanc restaurant features an immaculate 75% size replica of the bi-plane aces Charles Nungesser and François Coli aempted to cross the Atlantic with in 1927 from Le Bourget • The ornamental staircase was created by Schwartz & Meurer, who constructed the Eiffel Tower, while the L’Oiseau Blanc rooop terraces were by Fonderie GHM, responsible for Paris’ Art Nouveau-style Metro entrances • The two paintings on the ceiling of The Kléber Lounge - representing music and science and geography respectively – took 10 months to be restored by Cinzia Pasquali, who works at Versailles and the Louvre


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• The Paris Peace Accords, which ended the Vietnam War, were signed in the salon (now Bar Kléber) in 1973 • In 1928, George Gershwin wrote ‘An American in Paris’ while staying at The Peninsula Paris and in May 1922 five of the greatest artists of the 20th century enjoyed dinner together – these included writers James Joyce and Marcel Proust, artist Pablo Picasso, choreographer Sergei Diaghilev and composer Igor Stravinsky • The customised car fleet includes a magnificent lovingly restored 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II, a Rolls-Royce EWB Phantom, two MINI Clubmans, 10 BMW 7 Series limousines and a classic Citroën 2CV fourgonnee, plus an underground car park holding 57

• The Peninsula Academy takes guests behind the scenes at some of the French capital’s most intriguing cultural gems and coveted landmarks • PenCities by LUXE City Guides showcases the very best of each Peninsula destination, with an exclusive and unique online luxury lifestyle journal spanning all ten Peninsula cities • Established in 1866, The Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited is the parent company of The Peninsula Hotels, which manages The Peninsula Paris

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ROYAL M MARRAKECH

The Royal Mansour Marrakech was born out of a vision to create a spectacular masterpiece exceeding the demands of today’s discerning traveller, while reflecting the true essence of Moroccan tradition. The owners of the Royal Mansour Marrakech wanted to celebrate architecture, ancestral knowledge and culinary arts as well as an innate sense of beauty which is part of the country’s heritage.

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Like the great gates of the imperial cities of Morocco, the monumental entrance is testimony of the local crasmanship as well as the materials and techniques used; such as the traditional cedar wood, chiseled metal and sculpted plaster work. Just like the famous “Bab el Khemis” (Thursday Gate), the Royal Mansour Marrakech’s great gate promises; “happiness, wealth and prosperity”.


MANSOUR IN THE HEART OF ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST CAPTIVATING CITIES, THE ROYAL MANSOUR MARRAKECH WELCOMES YOU WITH WONDER, LUXURY AND UNPARALLELED SERVICES. The magnificent main reception building with its fabulous lobby, the bar, the different lounges, the beautiful library, as well as the three renowned restaurants, entice guests in. Inspired by North Africa, Spain as well as Portugal’s traditional Moorish architecture, the Royal Mansour Marrakech hotel design showcases symmetry entwined with classical forms. As for the interior, it is a pure celebration of the diversity and virtuosity of master crasmen from the Kingdom, with lace embedded plaster, carved ceilings, floors and walls, where Tadelakt and Zelliges take turns in the spotlight.

The ground-breaking, distinctive and ingenious masterpiece hotel design is magnified by an intricate series of underground tunnels to each of the property’s 53 riads, accessed only by staff and thus guaranteeing the utmost privacy and discretion. The Royal Mansour Marrakech offers its guests unparalleled experiences of wonders and emotions, leaving an imprint in their memories.

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The Spa The Royal Mansour Marrakech Spa is a true paradise which promises to stimulate the senses, encourage relaxation and offer you a unique, unforgeable spa experience. Upon arrival, guests will begin their spiritual spa journey, leaving behind the hustle and bustle of the city and daily stresses as they enter into a world of tranquillity and peace. The outdoor hot air gives way to a comfortable coolness within this vast wellness area.  The purity of white, punctuated by the colourful floral bouquets and the serenity of the surroundings, are only interrupted by the melodious birdsongs and the soothing sounds of the water fountains.

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At the heart of this enchanting universe is an impressive fairy-tale white wrought iron atrium, evoking an elaborate birds’ cage.  Spanning three floors, the first, flooded with natural light is where massages, facials, water and enveloping treatments are administered. For additional privacy, there are three spa suites for private treatments and exercises at your disposal. In total there are ten spa cabins offering a range of treatments from massages, facials, and hydrotherapy as well as aesthetic and beauty services with many treatments to choose from. Guests that are seeking privacy can reserve one of the three private Spa suites for personal and private services, while enjoying a light and balanced cuisine, prepared by the talented hotel Chefs.


As for the products, the specialists behind the Royal Mansour Marrakech Spa have opted for a selective assortment of “must haves”. The ‘marocMaroc’ products for the body are made in Europe, based on traditional local ingredients. As for the face, therapists have chosen skin care products by ‘Dr. Hauschka’ and ‘Sisley’, depending on the nature of your skin. For make-up and beauty it’s Chanel, a worldwide exclusivity at this Spa. For your hair, it is the expert of glamourous hair, 'Leonor Greyl', with its world-renowned Leonor Grey oil. The ground floor of the Spa features two Hammams, a hairdressing salon with its private manicure and pedicure suites, a Watsu bath area, the boutique shop and finally a relaxation area.

The tea lounge provides a haven where guests can savour a quiet moment to read and enjoy the selection of healthy dishes, herbal teas and fruit juices. An impressive indoor swimming pool in its own orangery-style glazed pavilion completes the ground floor, whilst the lower floor is an area dedicated to a gym and an impressive range of state-of-the-art fitness equipment. Immerse yourself in a feel-good oasis under a monumental glasswork. The Spa at the Royal Mansour Marrakech is not only a fitness, wellness and health area, it also mirrors the Palace’s majestic qualities. www.royalmansour.com/en/the-spa/

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A dedicated Food & Beverage Manager. That’s Flying Reimagined.

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LUXURY HOTELS

THE DORCHE As one of the world’s most iconic luxury hotels, The Dorchester is quite simply the place to be in London. Whether you are staying in one of the exquisite rooms and suites, unwinding in the spa, enjoying Michelin-starred cuisine or indulging in an award-winning aernoon tea, you will experience the epitome of timeless glamour. The Dorchester, which is superbly located in the centre of London and overlooks both Hyde Park and Mayfair, is a favourite choice of celebrities, world leaders, royalty and high society. Spacious, luxurious and elegant, each room features specially commissioned fabrics, antique furniture and exceedingly comfortable beds, while our white marble bathrooms are said to feature

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the deepest baths in London. Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester is the only UK hotel restaurant with three Michelin-stars, puing its creative French cuisine firmly in London’s culinary spotlight. Enjoy the finest pastries with your aernoon tea at The Promenade, visit the hotspot that is China Tang or The Grill. At The Dorchester Spa, a beautifully designed oasis, indulge in signature spa treatments such as a Carol Joy London facial and an Aromatherapy Associates massage, then unwind in the glamorous Art Deco relaxation room before heading to The Spatisserie for a glass of champagne.


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The reputation of The Dorchester, among the great hotels of the world, is unique in having established itself within a few months aer the hotel’s opening in 1931. Ever since, The Dorchester’s combination of elegant luxury, sumptuous decor and unrivalled standards of personal service has made it more than a constant venue for the famous and influential – for many it has become a regular ‘home from home’.

In the last decade, prominent guests have included Dr Mandela, Woody Allen, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Glenn Close, Karl Lagerfeld, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone and many, many more. Glamorous patronage of The Dorchester is only part of the legend…

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The exceptional quality of its cuisines The Grill at the Dorchester, an iconic Mayfair restaurant has been transformed for a new culinary chapter with Alain Ducasse’s protégé Christophe Marleix. Whilst China Tang at The Dorchester, offering Cantonese cuisine, is the most sought aer Chinese restaurant in town.

Nor are more basic comforts forgoen Aernoon tea to live piano music in the gliering seing of The Promenade has long been an institution among Londoners. In fact, The Dorchester was named London’s top ‘Aernoon Tea Venue’ by the Tea Council of Great Britain in August 2000 and 2003.

Leading chefs have been responsible for The Dorchester’s culinary renown. The current Executive Chef is German Henry Brosi. His predecessors include the internationally famed Anton Mosimann, fellow Swiss chef Willi Elsener, Eugene Kaufeler and Jean Baptiste Virlogeux. One of the great chefs of his day, Virlogeux’s inventiveness was severely tested during the Second World War both by food rationing and the government-imposed maximum price restriction of five shillings for a three-course meal.

The Dorchester Spa The Dorchester Spa brings an exclusive pampering destination to London. Exuding 1930s Art Deco glamour, combined with a contemporary edge, its design is inspired by the iconic British style of The Dorchester.Unique aspects include a chandelier of south-pacific pearls and an indulgent Spatisserie with the ethos ‘a lile bit of what you love is good for you’. Choose from a range of breakthrough anti-ageing techniques by La Prairie and Dr. Barbara Sturm for unparalleled refinement and results.Luxury treatments are offered by acclaimed British brand, Aromatherapy Associates alongside other worldwide leading skincare experts including Kerstin Florian and Valmont, luxuriously relaxing and rejuvenating signature facials are by Carol Joy London.

Outstanding decor and design Some of the key glories of The Dorchester were only added in the 1950s by the theatrical designer Oliver Messel. The luxury apartments on the 7th and 8th floors were his creation, and his name lives on in the world-renowned, architecturally ‘listed’ Oliver Messel Suite. The London Plane tree in the front garden was named one of the ‘Great Trees of London’ by The London Tree Forum and The Countryside Commission in 1997. It was deemed to be ‘a memorable sight in London’s Park Lane and a tree to give directions by’. In the year 2000, the BBC dedicated an entire programme to the tree, as part of its series Meetings with Remarkable Trees.

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LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP

The Championships 2016: Monday 27 June – Sunday 10 July The Championships 2017:  Monday 3 July – Sunday 16 July Warm up for Wimbledon 2016 and get ready for two weeks of strawberries, Pimm's and tantalising tennis.

The tournament aracts around 500,000 spectators and millions of television viewers worldwide.

Enjoy one of the tennis sporting events of the year at Wimbledon, one of four annual Grand Slam tennis tournaments held around the world.

Wimbledon Tickets: In Advance Book advance tickets for Wimbledon by entering the public ballot, which was first introduced in 1924. The ballot is always oversubscribed, so entry does not entitle you to tickets. Successful applicants are selected at random by computer. It is not possible to request tickets for specific days or courts.

Experience two weeks of first-class tennis, strawberries and cream, and good-natured queuing, at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. The world of tennis descends on Wimbledon in South West London every summer for the longest-running tennis tournament in the world, and one of four annual Grand Slam tennis events held around the globe. Games are still played on the original playing surface, grass, and there's a strict white-only dress code for players.

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The 2016 public ballot is now closed and all successful applicants have received further information on how to make payment for their tickets.


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THE LANES

Moments from Knightsbridge, Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park, in a Regency London landmark akin to The National Gallery, The Lanesborough offers 93 beautiful rooms and suites at the heart of the capital. Following The Lanesborough's closure in December 2013, the hotel was taken back to its shell and meticulously transformed by Alberto Pinto, the world renowned interior design studio. Oetker Collection now manage The Lanesborough upon its reopening, bringing their expertise to the United Kingdom for the first time.

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Moments from Knightsbridge, Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park, in a Regency London landmark akin to The National Gallery, The Lanesborough offers 93 beautiful rooms and suites in the heart of the capital. Following a comprehensive and meticulous refurbishment overseen by designer Alberto Pinto, the world renowned interior design studio, The Lanesborough reopened its doors in July 2015. The Lanesborough presents bedrooms and dining rooms reinstated to their original Regency splendour, into which the latest communications technologies and entertainment systems have been seamlessly woven.


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Unveiling an elegant new design, returned to the Regency Style in-keeping with the rest of the hotel, Guests at The Lanesborough can experience fine dining in Céleste, with Eric Frechon, Paris most esteemed three Michelin star chef bringing his protégé Florian Favario as executive Chef.

The only hotel guests in London to enjoy 24-hour butler service, they can also be assured the quietest night’s sleep, while remaining just a short walk from Harrods, Harvey Nichols and London’s most exclusive shopping district.

The Garden Room will resume its position as the capital's most glamourous cigar lounge and The Library Bar as one of London's most exclusive bars. Seven carefully and individually designed private rooms will offer some of the most refined event spaces.

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ROOMS & SUITES AT THE LANESBOROUGH There are 93 guest rooms at The Lanesborough, including 43 suites, all stunningly furnished in the building’s original Regency style. The 18-month refurbishment of the rooms and suites was fashioned by the late doyen of interior design, Alberto Pinto. A host of predominantly British artists and master crasmen using age-old techniques spent thousands of hours creating each unique ceiling, and applying ornamental plasterwork, stencilling, gold-leaf and handpainted trompe l’oeil effects. Every trimming and finishing was made to measure. Furniture, fabrics, mirrors, carpets, wall coverings and beds have all been sourced from the finest British suppliers, to create rooms and suites of extraordinary quality and variety.

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All rooms are triple-glazed to guarantee a peaceful night’s rest. Out of sight, within the finery and tradition, advanced technology offers fingertip tablet control of temperature, lighting, butler and housekeeping calls and the newest interactive entertainment systems, offering guests total control of extensive libraries of music and movies. Music systems extend through all rooms and flat screen televisions are disguised within automated, gold-gilt framed artworks. The Lanesborough butlers are on hand 24 hours a day to tend to the needs of all guests. The use of bespoke in-room Sony tablets and the Fitness Studio are also complimentary to all rooms.


RESTAURANT & BARS The Lanesborough boasts several of London’s most distinctive seings for dining and imbibing under its roof. Under its own, dramatic glass roof, Céleste offers a dining experience par excellence, serving gourmet cuisine by executive chef Florian Favario that uses only the finest, freshest British ingredients. Between lunch and dinner, Céleste offers the quintessential aernoon tea experience, in a conservatory-style space filled with light, conviviality and the gentle accompaniment of a piano. The Library Room, distinguished by its displays of leather bound volumes and venerable Cognacs, offers the warm, intimate atmosphere of a private club. www.lanesborough.com

The Withdrawing Room is an inviting, exquisitely decorated retreat for an informal meeting or simply a relaxing drink with friends. The Garden Room, with its walk-in humidor, is London’s finest Cigar lounge. SpA STUDIO With three deluxe treatment rooms, a handpicked selection of the most coveted and advanced treatments from brands such as La Prairie, and therapies delivered by a team of experienced spa professionals, the Spa Studio is an oasis of balance, wellbeing and tranquillity. An indulgent and luxurious escape, a haven of selfrestoration, a pampering paradise: the Spa Studio at The Lanesborough is all of these things.

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ROYAL ASCOT TUESDAY 14TH, SATURDAY 18TH JUNE 2016

Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting, aracting many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete for more than £6.58milllion in prize money. Our eighteen Group races, eight of them in Group One, have made legends of the finest thoroughbreds. Black Caviar, Frankel, Yeats – all are Royal Ascot winners turned household names. In 2013, The Queen watched her horse, Estimate, triumph in the Gold Cup. A dedicated racehorse owner, she has aended every Royal Meeting during her reign and the Royal Procession Anticipated and revered, these five days are made for socialising. Long seen as a spectacle of fashion and style, they are referenced the world over. Each year the meeting is broadcast to audiences around the globe, yet to experience it in person is something altogether more special. TUESDAy The curtain goes up. Our week begins with three Group One races. The first is the Queen Anne Stakes, named aer our founder. The second is the King’s Stand Stakes, the first British leg of the Global Sprint Challenge. Finally, the St James’s Palace Stakes oen aracts horses that have run in the English, French and Irish 2,000 Guineas. WEDNESDAy A more gently-paced day that nevertheless features an exciting card and includes the Group One Prince of Wales’s Stakes. This is held by many to be Royal

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Ascot’s most important race of the modern era, though it actually dates back to 1862. Traditionally watched by a slightly smaller crowd, it is the perfect opportunity to entertain in a more relaxed atmosphere. THURSDAy Thursday is the day of the historic Gold Cup. This is Britain’s most important event for stayers. It is also the event that launched the Royal Meeting as we know it. As thousands turn out to see this coveted prize contested, it is also the day that designer creations and millinery masterpieces take centre stage. FRIDAy The traditional highlight of the day is the Group One Coronation Stakes. This was first run in 1840 to commemorate the crowning of Queen Victoria two years earlier. A second Group One race, the Commonwealth Cup, was introduced in 2015 making Friday the perfect lead-in to a long weekend. SATURDAy The week’s fiing finale. Royal Ascot closes with the Group One Diamond Jubilee Stakes; one of the world’s great international sprint races and the second British leg of the Global Sprint Challenge. A second Group One race, the Commonwealth Cup, was introduced in 2015 making Friday the perfect lead-in to a long weekend. www.ascot.co.uk


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

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

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


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

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THE ME STANDING PROUD AMIDST THE GLAMOUR OF DUBAI, THE MEYDAN IS THE MIDDLE EAST’S NEW SPORTING AND BUSINESS HUB, BOASTING SPECTACULAR ARCHITECTURE, A GROUND-BREAKING RACECOURSE AND AN ELECTRIC ATMOSPHERE. Its 284 luxurious rooms and suites offer magnificent views of the green grounds, stately meeting venues and thrilling entertainment options, making it one of the most coveted destination hotels in the Middle East. In December The Meydan was voted “World’s Leading Sports Resort” at the annual World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony in Doha, Qatar. The Meydan is home to the Dubai World Cup, the richest horse race in the world. Every spring, the who’s who of fashion, business and sport fly in from all over the globe to be part of this spectacular sporting festival. Created in 1996, the race is the brainchild of the Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who owns Darley Stud and Godolphin Racing, one of the world’s leading thoroughbred breeding and racing operations. “Meydan” is translated from an Arabic word meaning “a meeting place”. In keeping with this philosophy, the development features an interconnected cityscape of four distinct districts where the worlds of business, sport and cosmopolitan-living merge and complement one another. The Meydan is positioned as a Destination Hotel, home not only to horse racing and The Dubai World Cup, but a tennis academy, 9-hole flood-lit golf course, IMAX theatre and the new Meydan beach facility, located at Dubai Marina.

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Winner of World's Leading Sports Resort at the World Travel Awards 2012-2015 5-Star luxury, The Meydan Hotel is designed in the shape of a wave in motion with a luminous green glass facade, boasts spectacular views, substantial spaces and an abundance of natural light. Enjoying a majestic position overlooking the Dubai racecourse, yet within easy striking distance of Downtown Dubai, the Sheikh Zayed Road and Dubai International Airport, guests can enjoy total serenity while remaining connected with the hustle and bustle of the city. The destination experience at The Meydan Hotel is complemented by 7 food & beverage outlets ranging from casual to fine dining; extensive recreational and leisure facilities crowned with a rooop infinity pool. Horse-riding, golf, tennis and other outdoor activities are all available at the property. In addition flexible event space including a 450sqm ballroom and purpose-built Meydan Grandstand with an overwhelming 16,300sqm space provides unrivalled possibilities for events and meetings. www.meydanhotels.com/meydan


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KENTUCK Everyone, whether they are horse racing fans or not, knows about the Kentucky Derby in Louisville to see “the fastest two minutes in sports.” America's Greatest Race Churchill Downs, the world's most legendary racetrack, has conducted thoroughbred racing and presented America's greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875. The Kentucky Derby, presented by YUM! Brands, is a top rank, Grade I stakes race for 3 year old Thoroughbred horses. The race distance is one and one-quarter miles long, and it is run on the dirt racetrack at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

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20 horses compete in the Kentucky Derby, which is a larger field size than most horse races; where on average 8 horses race against one another. The 20 horses racing in the Kentucky Derby must first travel along the Road to the Kentucky Derby, which is a series of 35 races taking place at tracks across the country and the world. Points are awarded to the top 4 horses that finish in each of those 35 races, and the 20 horses with the most points earn a spot in the starting gate in the Kentucky Derby race. The Kentucky Derby winning purse is $2 million.


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KY DERBY The Kentucky Derby takes place on the first Saturday in May every year, and typically draws a crowd of 155,000 people. It is the longest continually held sporting event in America, and it is one of the most prestigious horse races in the world. Oen called “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports”, the Kentucky Derby receives this nickname from the approximate length of time it takes the winner to run from the starting gate to the finish line. The Kentucky Derby is the first race within the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, where it is followed by the Preakness Stakes race and the Belmont Stakes race.

Explore Louisville For a comprehensive listing of Louisville hotels, transportation, aractions, and other travel planning tools,visit www.visitlouisville.com, provided by the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau. www.kentuckyderby.com

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DESERT TRIP This once-in- a-lifetime concert will take place in Indio, California on October 7, 8 and 9 and October 14, 15 and 16 when six of the world’s most iconic and influential rock and roll artists come together for Desert Trip. Both weekends will feature three nights of concerts, including Friday night with The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan and His Band, followed by Saturday night with Paul McCartney and Neil Young + Promise of the Real, and closing on Sunday night with Roger Waters and The Who.

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With performances starting aer sunset, each artist will play a full set, serving up three incomparable nights of rock ‘n roll each weekend. Located at the home of the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this is the only time and place to see this incredible lineup. CULINARy EXpERIENCES The weekend will feature over 30 culinary masterminds including Marcus Samuelsson, Curtis Stone, Sco Conant, Dominique Ansel, Daniel Humm, Ludo Lefebvre, Michael Mina, Dominique Crenn, Michael Voltaggio, Alex Guarnaschelli, Dean Ferring and more.


FINE WINE, COCKTAILS AND CRAFT BEER Concert-goers will experience exceptional food, wine and cra beer from the best restaurants, chefs, mixologist and world-renowned winemakers. Also included will be expansive cra beer program curated world-class beer master Greg Koch. Los Angeles’ cocktail kings Cedd Moses and the Houston Brothers will helm the program featuring once-in-a-lifetime experiences, while Wine Spectator Grand Award winning sommelier and winemaker Rajat Parr will host tastings featuring an extensive selection of varietals.

OUTSTANDING IN THE FIELD Enjoy Desert Trip’s roving culinary adventure, Outstanding in the Field, which features the country’s best chefs each night with a four-course dinner with wine pairings from world-renowned winemakers. www.deserrip.com

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LUXURY JETS

HONDA MOVE THE ENGINE. SHIFT EXPECTATIONS. A breakthrough in aeronautics, the Over-TheWing Engine Mount was engineered and proven by Honda aer more than 20 years of extensive research and development. This innovative technology not only breaks the conventional mold set by the aerospace industry, but also provides category-leading advancements such as a more spacious cabin, noise reduction, and increased fuel efficiency. INNOVATIONS: NATURAL LAMINAR FLOW WING AND NOSE Natural Laminar Flow (NLF) maximizes performance. Advancements in aerodynamics and NLF technology were applied to the design of the main wing airfoil and fuselage nose shape of the HondaJet to reduce aerodynamic drag. This cuing-edge engineering innovation contributes to high cruising speed and increased fuel efficiency. INNOVATIONS: COMpOSITE FUSELAGE Lightweight structure, heavyweight performance. Unlike many jets that use aluminum, the HondaJet employs a lighter yet strong composite fuselage. The fuselage is created from a cuing-edge combination of co-cured integral structure and honeycomb sandwich structures.This results in increased cabin space, beer performance, and greater fuel efficiency.

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INNOVATIONS: GARMIN® G3000 Advanced cockpit. The HondaJet cockpit is built for optimum safety based on thoughtful ergonomic design and stateof-the-art situational awareness. First, we give the pilot more space and greater visibility; next, fewer intrusions and more intuition. Our Garmin® G3000 next-generation all-glass avionics system brings pilot and aircra closer together with touch-screen technology. The dual touch-screen controllers and three 14-inch landscape highresolution displays offer enhanced navigation, flight planning, and control. The cockpit is unquestionably built around the pilot to enable either single-pilot or dual-pilot operation of the HondaJet.

COMFORT At home, miles above it. It’s called cabin space, and HondaJet provides more of it than any other jet in its class. But to you and your fellow passengers, it’s much more than a cabin. It’s a workspace, thinking space, quiet space, and a relaxing space. These are the true inspirations behind the HondaJet’s interior and why Honda designers meticulously considered every detail — from the completely adjustable executive seating to the fully private lavatory and a host of other modern amenities.


AJET pERFORMANCE The next generation of flight. The Honda Aircra Company has recreated the business jet from the ground up with a truly clean sheet design. By mounting engines over the wing, designing Natural Laminar Flow for the wing and fuselage, and applying other innovations, the HondaJet outperforms all other aircra in its class. The culmination of cuing-edge innovation makes the HondaJet the world’s most advanced light business jet. It climbs and cruises faster, soars higher, offers more room and less noise, and uses less fuel. “Unlike anything the sky has ever seen. We’re not just building a new jet. We’re building a new standard in aviation with Honda’s heritage.

ATTENTION TO DETAIL A global workforce. An investment in a private jet is a substantial one. The Honda Aircra Company, headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, is a fully operational, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and home of a global R&D center geared up to build the fastest, most fuel-efficient jets in their class. Honda Aircra associates have assembled from more than 40 countries around the world to produce one of the most distinctive and advanced aircra to ever take to the sky. HONDA HERITAGE The progression of human mobility. For more than 60 years, Honda has helped the human race move with more speed, economy, grace, and joy. The HondaJet is the epitome of continually improving human mobility. The commitment to flight by Honda — a globally recognized and respected company — is as steadfast as its dedication to its landbound endeavors. www.hondajet.com

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THE ADDRES MONTGOME Sheer luxury on and off the course ~ The Address Montgomerie Dubai is managed by Troon Golf (of Westin Turnberry, Scotland and Troon North, Arizona fame and operating or developing over 185 golf properties in 20 countries), and is widely recognized as golf’s only luxury brand. This unique combination of championship golf and luxury hospitality, known around the world as the Troon Golf Experience, has established The Address Montgomerie Dubai as the Middle East’s premier luxury golf destination.

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A design collaboration between golfing great Colin Montgomerie and Desmond Muirhead, The Address Montgomerie Dubai is a links-land style oasis encompassing over 200 acres and featuring 14 lakes and 81 bunkers which challenge and intrigue all levels of players. On Monday 23rd January 2006, The Address Montgomerie Dubai Clubhouse was officially unveiled, signifying the facility’s transition into a multi-faceted golf resort. The gala reception and inauguration ceremony was hosted by 8 time European Order Of Merit winner and course designer, Colin Montgomerie. Montgomerie, currently ranked in the world’s top 10 and Europe’s number 1 golfer, was thrilled with this new addition to Dubai’s golfing landscape.


DUBAI HAS A WAY OF DOING THINGS. WITH YEAR-ROUND SUNSHINE, WORLD-CLASS COURSES, UNBEATABLE CLUB FACILITIES AND FREQUENT VISITS BY THE WORLD’S TOP PROFESSIONALS – GOLF IS NO EXCEPTION.

SS ERIE DUbAI The gala reception showcased the new Clubhouse’s 21 stylish 5-star guest rooms, 3 international restaurants, a cigar lounge, gymnasium, a magnificent pool overlooking the 18th green, numerous function and meeting venues, 2 Golf Shops and extensive locker room facilities.

The Address Montgomerie Dubai, a destination of effortless sophistication, combining a superb hotel with a phenomenal championship golf course - consistently ranked as one of the Middle East’s top courses. The perfect retreat from the modern city. The Address Montgomerie Dubai. Where life happens.

TROON GOLF MISSION STATEMENT Troon Golf creates extraordinary experiences at the greatest golf properties in the world by providing superior service, amenities and playing surfaces. Our commitment to the quality of our product and operating results makes us golf's first and foremost luxury brand. The creativity and energy of our people stimulate a culture of enthusiasm, excellence and innovation. LUXURY REDEFINED

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CHAMpIONSHIp COURSE OVERVIEW Although The Address Montgomerie Dubai has evolved into one of the Middle East's most luxurious and desirable golfing destinations in recent times, the key to its success has always remained contingent upon the quality of the golf course that would become the focal point for one of Dubai's most exclusive residential communities, Emirates Hills. The course provides the player with undulating "links land" style fairways with generous landing areas which challenge and intrigue all levels of player. Although large in size, the greens can be very misleading, especially as they are consistently rolling above 9.5feet. Plenty of shape throughout the greens can result in some very trying pus. One of the signature holes is the par 5 fourth, dubbed the Snake hole for its saddleback fairway which doglegs towards the green, with two bunkers behind forming the eyes of the snake. Further on, the par 5 ninth, with water down the le, is a tough finish to the opening half. The par 3 thirteenth, a hole designed in the shape of the UAE, boasts a 360 degree teeing area around an island fairway and green, allowing for a completely different golf hole to be played every time. However, it is the par 5 eighteenth that offers a more classic test.

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“At 656 yards it is a monster and, with water protecting the front of the green, it defies even the best player to hit the green in two.” The Address Montgomerie Dubai offers two very different seasons of golf. During winter, the golf course is over-seeded whilst the summer season has the course back to a full stand of Bermuda grass. The turf growth is vigorous during the summer resulting in a very challenging rough. THE ACADEMy By TROON GOLF The Academy by Troon Golf, one of the finest teaching facilities in the world right here at The Address Montgomerie Dubai. The aim is to create a learning environment, which develops and improves our students golfing ability and knowledge of their swing through coaching rather than teaching. You will enjoy the difference in the creative and energetic approach of world-renowned professional coaching staff, commied to providing an extraordinary learning experience.


Location This magnificent hotel and golf course is the perfect retreat from the bustle of modern Dubai. Beautifully tranquil, yet refreshingly well connected – easy to reach from Sheikh Zayed Road and Dubai International Airport. Apart from the world-class golfing facilities, The Address Montgomerie Dubai is moments from the trendseing restaurants and luxury yachts of the Dubai Marina and the spectacular Dubai Marina Mall with its 160 ultra chic stores.

Guest Rooms Each of our 21 boutique guest rooms has been artfully designed with rich fabrics and contemporary touches. You will find handcraed leather furniture, opulent bathrooms and 24 hour room service. Each room comes equipped with gourmet coffee and tea station, fully stocked mini bar, complimentary high-speed internet access, safety deposit box and high definition television complete with access to our in-house movies and in-room digital tablet

Golf Dubai has a way of doing things. With year-round sunshine, world-class courses, unbeatable club facilities and frequent visits by the world’s top professionals – golf is no exception. Since creating the Middle East’s first grass course in 1989, Dubai has seen swathes of desert transformed into verdant fairways and perfectly manicured greens. It is an obsession for the game that has brought it to the forefront of the international stage.

Restaurants & Lounges Dining at The Address Montgomerie Dubai is all about tantalising, culinary delights and a complete sensory experience. You will sample enticing, award-winning cuisine from across the globe, in a seing that is both exquisitely modern and stunningly chic.

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EUROPEAN TOUR RACE TO DUBAI GOLF’S PREMIER COMPETITION 47 TOURNAMENTS, 27 COUNTRIES, 1 CHAMPION The Race to Dubai celebrates both the diversity and the shared passion for golf across the globe. From the beginning of the season in South Africa in November, across four continents through to the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, The 2016 European Tour International Schedule will provide 12 months of enthralling tournament action, featuring 45 tournaments in 26 countries worldwide. The DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, will be the culmination of a new look three-tournament Final Series which will once again feature the Turkish Airlines Open, with the Nedbank Golf Challenge - which has been on the schedule for the last three years - making its debut as the prestigious and crucial penultimate event of the season.

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Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy won The 2015 Race to Dubai aer another impressive season in which he earned three titles, including at the season finale in Dubai. It was the second successive year the four-time Major winner finished as European Tour Number One - having also done so in 2014, as well as in 2012 - once again adding his name to a list that also includes Henrik Stenson (2013), England's Luke Donald (2011), Germany’s Martin Kaymer (2010) and England's Lee Westwood (2009). www.europeantour.com/ europeantour/racetodubai/


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RYDER CU

SEP 27 - OCT 2, 2016 HAZELTINE NATIONA

The Ryder Cup has become one of the world’s greatest sporting events. Every two years, 24 of the best players from Europe and the United States go head-to-head in match play competition. Drama, tension, incredible golf, camaraderie and sportsmanship are served in equal measure, captivating an audience of millions around the world. It’s an event that transcends sport, yet remains true to the spirit of its founder, Samuel Ryder.

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TEAM USA The United States roster is based on points compiled by the PGA of America. The top eight in the points standings at the conclusion of The Barclays on Aug. 28 will make the team. U.S. Captain Davis Love III will name three of his four Captain's Picks on Sept. 11, and will make his final selection on Sept. 25.


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TEAM EUROpE The leading ďŹ ve players on the European Tour's World Points List as of Aug. 22 will make the European roster, and the leading four players on the European Points List as of Aug. 28 will join them. European Captain Darren Clarke will make his three Captain's Picks between Aug. 29 and Sept. 2 www.rydercup.com

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The Entabeni Safari Conservancy “The Place of the Mountain”, is situated in the World Heritage “Waterberg Biosphere” of the Waterberg region. Approximately a three-hour drive north of Johannesburg, this 22 000ha malaria-free reserve boasts five eco-systems. The upper escarpment offers majestic craggy rock formations and wide-open grass plains. This is separated from the lower plateau by 600m high cliffs. The lower escarpment is approximately three degrees warmer and comprises sandveld vegetation and a series of wetlands. The wildlife experience is impressive with more than 55 mammal species (including the big five, consisting of lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and

rhino) 300 plants species and 380 bird species… .not to mention the wide variety of insects, reptiles and amphibians all co-existing in five spectacular diverse eco-systems including grasslands, bushveld, mountains and river beds. Encounter the supreme wildlife of Africa with qualified rangers in our open safari game viewing. Game drives are conducted in the early mornings and late aernoons. www.legendhospitality.co.za

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LEGEND GOLF & SAFARI RESORT

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ME 19 LUXURY GOLF The uniqueness of the Legend Golf & Safari Resort is reflected in the spectacular Extreme 19th Hole which is the longest and most dramatic Par 3 in the world. A stand alone, real, extreme golfing experience - there is nothing like it anywhere else on planet golf! Set high up on the impressive Hanglip Mountain, and accessible only by helicopter, this par 3 hole is played from a vertical height of 396 metres. Aer a short, breathtaking helicopter flight, golfers have the opportunity of teeing off from one of the three tee boxes, high up on the escarpment. www.legendgolfsafari.com

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Celebrating Excellence in Ski To Tourism 4 TH A N N U A L

18th–20th November 2016 A-ROSA Kitzbühe Kitzbühel, Austria worldskiawards.com worldskiawards


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FROM 17 TO 22 JANUARY 2017 The entire ski world gets Hahnenkamm fever. The best ski athletes in the world will gather in Kitzbuehel to celebrate the highlight of the World Cup calendar. The Streif is considered the most spectacular ski run in the world and will require the participants to tackle almost everything. Jumps up to 80m, steep slopes up to 85% gradient, speeds up to 140 km/hr, 860 meters height difference from the starting gate (1665m) to the finish (805m). A total length of 3312 metres at more than average speed of 103 km / h. Course record 1:51:58 min (1997, Fritz Strobl, Austria). These are some basic data on the "Streif" downhill of the most spectacular in the world. "I congratulate all who are here who made it down with me. I think we are all crazy! "said the 4 timeswinner Didier Cuche (SUI) aer skiing down the Streif .

Since 1931, the Hahnenkamm races has taken place from Kitzbuehel Hausberg mountain. The fixed points since the early years are the run down the Streif , the Slalom on Ganslernhang and the combination. The historic-slalom slope will be in use again aer short break in the last years. Since the 1990s a super-G on the Streif is disputed, which Friday the ski weekend ushers. For Kitzbuehel, the Hahnenkamm event the sporting and social highlight of the year and sees the ‘Gamsstadt’ bursting at the seams with reporters and celebrities from around the world flocking to the streets. A variety of parties and side events take place spread over the whole week. Television pictures of the wintry Kitzbuehel go around the globe and reach 500 million people. You too can also enjoy the unique Hahnenkamm flair in Kitzbuehel and cheer on, with tens of thousands of fans, the best skiers in the world!

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PROGRAM 2017 Friday, January 20th

Saturday, January 21st

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Entertainment HAHNENKAMM SUPER-G Entertainment HAHNENKAMM KOMBI-SLALOM Prize Giving Super-G & Combined Draw Downhill

Entertainment HAHNENKAMM DOWNHILL KitzCharityTrophy Draw Slalom & Prize Giving followed by "Hahnenkamm-Race 2017" ďŹ reworks

Sunday, January 24th 09.45 10.30 13:00 13.30

Entertainment HAHNENKAMM SLALOM Entertainment HAHNENKAMM SLALOM followed by Prize giving

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Service that goes above and beyond. That’s Flying Reimagined.

Each and ever y one of our Cabin Crew is highly trained, enthusiastic and personally dedicated to setting the highest standards on board. That’s why we don’t only have Cabin Crew, but Inflight Chefs, Food & Beverage Managers, Flying Nannies and ser vice that’s always delivered with a smile.


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HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA 2016—29th JUNE - 3rd JULY 2017—28th JUNE - 2nd JULY Henley Royal Regaa is undoubtedly the best known regaa in the world and is both one of the highlights of the summer sporting calendar and the social season. It aracts thousands of visitors over a 5-day period and spectators will be thrilled by over 200 races of an international standard, including Olympians and crews new to the event. Aside from the rowing, visitors can take in the ambience enjoying the facilities within the enclosures. Crews Founded in 1839, Henley Royal Regaa is famous both as a great sporting occasion and as a social event; people come from all over the world to aend, either as competitors or as spectators. Winning an event at Henley has always been considered one of the greatest achievements of a rower's career, even amongst those who have become world champions; and a rowing life is not complete if it does not include competing at Henley. Unlike all other major international regaas, racing at Henley is on a knock-out basis, with crews rowing two abreast over a course which is one mile 550 yards (2,112 metres) long. Naturally the tactics in such races are different from racing six abreast; but oarsmen who row almost all their serious races six abreast over 2,000 metre courses have found that the variety of racing at Henley adds greatly to the interest and enjoyment of their regaa season. www.hrr.co.uk

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JAMAICA

Top 5 destinations Here, on an island 146 miles long, and from 21 to 52 miles wide, you have mountains (highest point is Blue Mountain Peak, 7,402 feet above sea level), stunning wildlife and beautiful beaches. Blue Mountains and John Crow Mountains National park, 200,000 acres of tropical rainforest, over 200 bird species, over 800 different plant types. Falmouth has many 19th century buildings (the courthouse has been restored): visit the 1790-vintage Greenwood Great House museum, holding fascinating china, furniture and musical instruments.

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Montego Bay's white sand Doctor's Cave Beach is said by some to have curative powers – one reason that swimmers love coming here. Negril's white sand Seven Mile Beach stretches from Bloody Bay to Long Bay: this is a magnet for snorkeling, and a myriad of water sports. Rose Hall Estate, Montego Bay, dates back to 1770: at the restored plantation house, hear the spooky past of Annie Palmer, known as the White Witch – take a candlelit tour, complete with ghost tales.


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Top 5 Hotels The Caves, Negril Owned by music legend Chris Blackwell, all characterful coages have impressive island CDs – plus stained-glass windows, local handcras.

Rockhouse Negril The design hotel, cliop, with hexagonal-shaped thatched villas (all have outdoor showers, and Pristine Cove views, and a hint of Robinson Crusoe).

Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, Montego Bay Private beach, all-inclusive and highly popular with families (Sugar Mills Water Park is Jamaica's largest entertainment facility).

Round Hill Hotel and Villas, Montego Bay The luxury hideaway, beach-set far down from the main road – this offers great dining serious fitness, and three different pools. Characterful local GM.

Jamaica Inn, Ocho Rios Join many regulars who return here for tranquility (sit on your terrace overlooking a 700- sandy beach). Memories of Noel Coward remain. www.thecaveshotel.com | www.rosehallresort.com | www.jamaicainn.com | www.rockhouse.com | www.roundhill.com LUXURY REDEFINED

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Top 5 Resorts Half Moon Resort, Montego Bay The independent resort, owner run – 475 beach-set acres offering from small rooms to 13-room villas with pool (pay-for, super world-class dining).

Sandals Negril The adult-only playground, above Seven Mile Beach – this is romance plus white sand beaches, and all food and drinks included.

Hya Ziva Rose Hall, Montego Bay The ultra all-inclusive resort (the 2,500 sq  Penthouse Suite includes a whirlpool tub for two): engagement and golf concierges are at hand.

Sandals Royal plantation, Ocho Rios This is a really ultra-friendly all-inclusive resort, where servers, whom you all know by name, serenade, and beautifully, at breakfast (but they do not forget the coffee).

Meliá Braco Village, Rio Bueno The authentically-Jamaican all-inclusive, especially on Friday nights (and highly-appreciated kids facilities).

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Top 5 boutique Hotels/Villas Geejam Hotel, port Antonio State-of-the-art recording studio, healing spa, modern technology and six acres of lush greenery (adjacent Drapers village popularised by Gwen Stefani). GoldenEye Hotel, Oracabessa James Bond's creator Ian Bond wrote his best-sellers here – his own Villa now sleeps ten; everyone enjoys the swim-up bar, 15-acre grounds. Lile Bay Country Club, Negril Three-bedroom private-pool villas in a gated upscale community – child-friendly, but no pets. Complete privacy but you have to cook and clean for yourselves, which is sometimes a refreshing change. The SpA Retreat Boutique Hotel, Negril Stone coages in tropical gardens, soeningsoothing aloe-cucumber spa bodywraps – and Bose music systems. Strawberry Hill, Irish Town 26 acres for only 14 bedrooms (some have traditional mahogany four-poster beds): take an Aveda Ultimate Island Experience spa journey.

Top 5 Suites/Villas Half Moon Resort, Montego Bay Ideal for friends-family, choose one of the two-floor villas (four to seven bedrooms) – all come with a staff of three, pool, private pool, buggies – and you are five minutes from championship golf. Hilton Rose Hall Prime Minister Suite, 2,2220 sq , ground floor, one bedroom (with possibly to add one more) – and you accrue HiltonHonors point. Hya Ziva Rose Hall, Montego Bay Presidential Suite, 2,500 sq , 1.5 bathrooms, whirlpool tub, butler, and dramatic sea views. Sandals Negril Millionaire Honeymoon suites are on the ground-floor, and you have four post beds, private gardens with plunge pools and waterfalls. Sandals Royal plantation Three-bedroom Beachfront Villa Plantana, on quiet East Beach – private drive, private pool, butlers, fourpost beds.,

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VIP MUSIC

THE GRAMMY THE RECORDING ACADEMY’S 58TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

The recording industry's most prestigious award, the GRAMMY, is presented annually by The Recording Academy. A GRAMMY is awarded by The Recording Academy's voting membership to honor excellence in the recording arts and sciences. It is truly a peer honor, awarded by and to artists and technical professionals for artistic

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or technical achievement, not sales or chart positions (GRAMMY Awards Voting Process). The annual GRAMMY Awards presentation brings together thousands of creative and technical professionals in the recording industry from all over the world.


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Celebrating music through the GRAMMY Awards for more than 50 years, The Recording Academy continues its rich legacy and ongoing growth as the premier outlet for honoring achievements in the recording arts and supporting the music community. The GRAMMYs are the only peerpresented award to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position. As we move ahead in an everchanging music environment, The Recording Academy looks forward to the new opportunities of a growing organization. Over the last decade in particular, The Academy has expanded its goals from the important work of recognizing the best in music through the GRAMMY Awards to establishing itself as the preeminent arts advocacy and outreach organization in the country. The Academy's goals are simple, but represent the heart and soul of the organization's efforts: to positively impact the lives of musicians, industry members and our society at large. The Academy can be proud of its accomplishments on behalf of its constituency. Through the efforts of the volunteer leadership and the capable professional staff, the music community, music lovers and inheritors of America's great cultural legacy are reaping the benefit.

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The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1988 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with The Recording Academy to bring national aention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage.

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The Residence. That’s Flying Reimagined.

Check in to this exclusive address and experience our three-room suite on board the A380. Designed fo or two guests, it offe ers a living room, double bedroom and ensuite shower room. It even comes with a personal Butler to attend to your ever y need. The Residence. Now accepting reser vations.


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SANAD ABU DHABI FILM FUND

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

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


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

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THE O THE 89th OSCARS WILL BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 26, 2017

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VIP FILM FESTIVALS

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 7,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures. 

Each January, the entertainment community and film fans around the world turn their aention to the Academy Awards. Interest and anticipation builds to a fevered pitch leading up to the Oscar telecast in February, when hundreds of millions of movie lovers tune in to watch the glamorous ceremony and learn who will receive the highest honors in filmmaking. www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/2016

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2016 OSCARS HELD ON FE

Some of the winners from the 88th Academy Awards ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE LEONARDO DICAPRIO The Revenant ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE MARK RYLANCE Bridge of Spies

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ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE BRIE LARSON Room ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE ALICIA VIKANDER The Danish Girl ANIMATED FEATURE FILM INSIDE OUT Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera

BEST PICTURE SPOTLIGHT Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, Producers CINEMATOGRAPHY THE REVENANT Emmanuel Lubezki COSTUME DESIGN MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Jenny Beavan


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DIRECTING THE REVENANT Alejandro G. Iñárritu FILM EDITING MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Margaret Sixel FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM SON OF SAUL Hungary

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin VISUAL EFFECTS EX MACHINA Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Benne

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE) THE HATEFUL EIGHT Ennio Morricone ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY SPOTLIGHT Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy ADAPTED SCREENPLAY THE BIG SHORT Charles Randolph and Adam McKay

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CANNES The 69th annual Cannes Film Festival was held from 11 to 22 May 2016. Australian director George Miller was the President of the Jury for the main competition. French actor Laurent Lafie was the host for the opening and closing ceremonies. On 15 March it was announced that Japanese director Naomi Kawase would serve as the Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury president. American director Woody Allen's film Café Society opened the festival.

The Palme d'Or was awarded to the British film I, Daniel Blake directed by Ken Loach, which also served as closing film of the festival. At a press conference, Loach said that he was "quietly stunned" to win.

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Ever since its creation, the Festival de Cannes has

remained faithful to its founding purpose: to draw aention to and raise the profile of films with the aim of contributing towards the development of cinema, boosting the film industry worldwide and celebrating cinema at an international level. The Official Selection serves to highlight the diversity of cinematic creation through its different sections, the two most important of which are the Competition and Un Certain Regard.

Films that are representative of “auteur cinema with a wide audience appeal” are presented in Competition, and Un Certain Regard focuses on works that have an original aim and aesthetic.


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The “Red Carpet Steps” is one aspect of the event and, without a doubt, the part of the festival that draws the most media aention. For the organisation, they represent above all an opportunity to give an initial and equally special welcome to both the world’s greatest film artists and emerging talent. Since 2011, the opening film has been released in French cinemas on the same day as its screening at Cannes and the opening ceremony has been broadcast in cinemas enabling audiences to experience the Festival launch night live. www.festival-cannes.com/en/

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SUNDANC FESTIVAL Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides and preserves the space for artists in film, theatre and new media to create and thrive. Artist programs offer support across multiple disciplines through a series of Labs, grants, mentorships and workshops, providing storytellers with the resources to create and share their stories with the world. The Sundance Film Festival and a series of festivals, screenings and events invite audiences to discover the new work and original voices, and to join a community dedicated to independent storytelling.

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Sundance Institute has supported such projects as Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Sin Nombre, The Invisible War, The Square, Dirty Wars, Spring Awakening, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Fun Home. Executive Director Keri Putnam oversees all programs of the Institute, which has offices in Park City, Utah, Los Angeles and New York City.


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JANUARY 19-29 2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL • Founded in 1985 and takes place in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah • Approximately 200 feature-length and short films are selected each year. For the 2016 Festival, 12,793 film submissions from 120 countries were received. • The Festival also presents panels, music programming and the New Frontier exhibition of new media work. • The 2015 Festival was aended by more than 46,000 people and generated $83.4 million in economic impact for the state of Utah.

• Notable films introduced at the Festival include Whiplash, Boyhood, Rich Hill, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Lile Miss Sunshine, sex, lies, and videotape, Reservoir Dogs, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, An Inconvenient Truth, Precious and Napoleon Dynamite. www.sundance.org

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SHORTFEST alm Springs International Film Festival is a film festival held in Palm Springs, California. Originally promoted by Mayor Sonny Bono and then sponsored by Nortel Networks Corporation, it started in 1989 and is held annually in January. It is run by the Palm Springs International Film Society, which also runs the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films (ShortFest), a festival of short films and film market in June. Though the festival does feature American independent films, the focus from its inception was to shine a spotlight on international cinema. Michael Barker, co-president of Sony Pictures Classics, described the festival as a good place to show foreign-language movies and heralded this festival's ability to spread good word-of-mouth for movies. The event is noted for screening most foreign Oscar nominees. In 2013, the festival screened 42 of the 71 movies that were submied by countries around the world to the Oscars for that year's foreign language film prize.[2] In the days before the festival's opening, several of the foreign filmmakers convene at Sunnylands, the Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage, to trade strategies on funding, producing and promoting their movies.[3] The festival regularly aracts around 135,000 people, with some 70% coming from outside of the Coachella Valley, including Canada and Europe.[2] It is noted for its Award Ceremonies where such actors as Brad Pi, Clint Eastwood, Sean Penn, Dustin Hoffman, Anne Hathaway and Leonardo DiCaprio have appeared. In January 2011, the festival's honorees included Ben Affleck and Danny Boyle.[4] The current director of the festival is Darryl Macdonald, long time festival director for the Seale Film Festival.

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Gala awards The Gala awards are Sonny Bono Visionary Award, Career Achievement Award, Desert Palm Achievement Award, Director of the Year Award, Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing, Icon Award, Chairman’s Award, Ensemble Performance Award and Spotlight Award. In 2014 the Desert Palm Achievement Award was given to Mahew McConaughey for his role in Dallas Buyers Club and Sandra Bullock for her role in Gravity,[6] while Johnny Depp and Cate Blanche received the Desert Palm Achievement Award in 2016 for Black Mass and Carol, respectively. Festival awards The Festival awards are Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature (and Runner Up narrative films), Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature (and Runner Up documentary films), FIPRESCI Award for Best Foreign Language Film, FIPRESCI Award Best Actor, FIPRESCI Award Best Actress, New Voices/New Visions Award, New Voices/New Visions Award Special Mention, Cine Latino Award (and Cine Latino Award Honorable Mention), John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature and HP Bridging the Borders Award (and HP Bridging the Borders Award Runner-up). www.psfilmfest.org/2016-shortfest


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INTERNATIONAL SH FEBRUARY 5th to 11th, 2017

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T-FERRAND The Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival is the world's leading film festival dedicated to short films. It is held annually in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and is the largest film festival in France in terms of audience and professional aendance, boasting over 100,000 aendees annually, since 1995. In 1979, a Short Film Week was organised by the Clermont-Ferrand University Film Society. This event was repeated in 1980 and 1981, and was enthusiastically received. In 1982, the Festival became competitive, with a jury aributing awards to films selected from the recent French short film production. International films were shown in special programs highlighting a particular theme, genre,

country or region of the world. The audience was also presented with tributes to the great short film makers of the past and present. In 1986, the first Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market was organized, with the intention to raise the economic profile of the short films. The market contains a video library for French and foreign television buyers, distributors and festival programmers to view the all of the films in competition, as well as the films out of competition, that were submied for consideration. www.clermont-filmfest.com

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TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SEPT 2016 The Toronto International Film Festival is a publicly aended film festival held each September in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In 2012, 372 films from 72 countries were screened at 34 screens in downtown Toronto venues, welcoming an estimated 400,000 aendees, over 4000 of whom were industry professionals. TIFF starts the Thursday night aer Labour Day (the first Monday in September in Canada) and lasts for eleven days. 2015 saw approximately 473,000 aendees, 5,400 industry professionals, and 1,200 journalists. Founded in 1976, TIFF is now one of the most prestigious events of its kind in the world. In 1998, Variety magazine acknowledged that TIFF "is

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second only to Cannes in terms of high-profile pics, stars and market activity." In 2007, Time noted that TIFF had "grown from its place as the most influential fall film festival to the most influential film festival, period." This is partially the result of TIFF's ability and reputation for generating "Oscar buzz". Notable films to have had their world or North American premiere at Toronto include Chariots of Fire, The Big Chill, Husbands and Wives, Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, Downfall, Sideways, Crash, The King's Speech, Moneyball, Silver Linings Playbook, Argo, and Dallas Buyers Club. www.tiff.net


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SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST 10-19 MARCH, 2017

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The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery. Year aer year, the event is a launching pad for new creative content. New media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzzgenerating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning, business activity thrives at the Trade Shows and global networking opportunities abound. Intellectual and creative intermingling among industry leaders continues to spark new ideas and carve the path for the future of each everevolving field, long aer the events’ conclusion. HISTORY In 1986, a small group of people in Austin, Texas began a series of long discussions about the future of entertainment and media. A fundamental opinion shared by the group was that the local creative and music communities were as talented as anywhere else on the planet, but were severely limited by a lack of exposure outside of Austin.

Music was the uniting factor, but the group had a catholic taste for art and ideas.As the key ideas were formed, recognition grew that Austin was not the only city where this was an issue. For a local event to bring the world to Austin, it needed to have value everywhere. A name was sought that was not restrictive in its concept. Finally, in October of 1986, the announcement of the first South By Southwest was made. Almost everyone wanted to be involved. The first event, held in March of 1987, saw an expected 150 registrants swell to 700 on the opening day. As hoped for, Austin’s charm won over the visitors, and SXSW took on a life of its own. The event has changed in many surprising and meaningful ways since 1987, but at its core, SXSW remains a tool for creative people to develop their careers by bringing together people from around the globe to meet, learn and share ideas. (And maybe have a few once-in-a-lifetime experiences.) www.sxsw.com

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Astana EXPO-2017 is one of Kazakhstan's key projects to position itself as a world hub on sustainable energy. Since the Expo was recognized by the BIE last June, the Expo teams have been able to officially start promoting their project and inviting countries to participate. The Future Energy Forum has helped bolster Kazakhstan's role as a Central Asian leader in promoting the need to develop responsible, sustainable energy policies. The forum is one of the many tools that Astana EXPO-2017 is using, and will use, to raise awareness on the theme of the Expo: "Future Energy."This 1st Future Energy Forum was very successful.

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More than 20 international experts and over 10 international organizations aended the event, such as the International Energy Agency, ESCAP, OSCE, Global Green Growth Institute, Energy Charter, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and the Alternative Energy Research Institute of Houston University. The presence of these leading experts and institutions has not only reinforced the scientific focus of Astana EXPO-2017, it has firmly established EXPO-2017 as one of the leading global platforms on sustainable energy.


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The Future Energy Forum is also an ideal opportunity to establish cooperation between international governments, social and business structures, and academic communities, including universities, academic institutes, research centers, public foundations and NGOs. Vision The vision of Future Energy is to highlight paths that ensure sustainable energy management. These pathways are aimed at: • combating climate change and reducing CO2 emissions • promoting energy alternatives – renewable energy in particular – and driving energy efficiency programmes;

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• ensuring energy security; • managing energy production, storage and use; • and guaranteeing universal access to sustainable energy; These solutions impact social, economic and environmental development and provide ways of addressing this greatest of all challenges. www.expo2017astana.com

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EXPO 202 20 OCTOBER 2020

Dubai’s Expo will be a festival of human ingenuity. The engines of growth are no longer steampowered. Instead, collaboration and partnership have taken its place, becoming the driving force behind new developments. Expo will showcase and explore what is possible when new ideas and people connect. • Between its opening day on 20 October 2020, and its closing date on 10 April 2021, we expect Expo to be visited 25 million times. • 70% of all visitors are expected to come from outside the UAE - the largest proportion of international visitors in Expo history.

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• We aim to create and deliver an inclusive and global Expo with over 200 participants that include nations, multilateral organisations, corporates and educational institutions. • Expo 2020 also has an ambitious volunteer programme, which aims to include more than 30,000 volunteers from a wide range of ages, nationalities, cultures and backgrounds. • The Expo site covers a total of 4.38 square kilometres, including a 200 hectare gated area. It is located within the Dubai South District, adjacent to Al Maktoum International Airport.


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THE JOURNEY TO 2020 HAS STARTED We’re inviting people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, including national governments, businesses, academia, civil society and citizens of the world, particularly the youth to be a part of this shared vision and the lasting legacy it will help us to create.

AN EXPO FOR EVERYONE FOR ALL TIME The 2020 World Expo will not be confined to a physical site, or to a six month period of time. It begins now, wherever people are coming together to think about what could be. Expo will provide a platform to foster creativity, innovation and partnership globally. We aim to work with others to accelerate the development of cuing-edge solutions, and scale them up so that they have a reach and value that stretches far beyond the event itself.

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AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE Between October 2020 and April 2021, Dubai will host the next World Expo. Bringing together more than 180 nations and an international audience of 25 million visitors, it will be one of the greatest shows on Earth—an unforgeable, once in a lifetime experience. We are preparing for an event that will enthral and amaze the many millions who visit, providing a sense of wonder at the ability of people, working together, to envisage and achieve a beer tomorrow.

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OUR WORLD IS AN AMAZING PLACE, FULL OF HUMAN-MADE WONDERS. Expo 2020 Dubai is guided by the belief that innovation and progress are the result of people and ideas combining in new ways, which explains our theme: ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. For six months, Dubai’s Expo will play host to hundreds of countries, companies and people who bring insight into what is possible in the spheres of opportunity, mobility and sustainability. Millions of people from around the world will be able to share an experience that has one aim: to contribute to building a beer future.


THE UAE: HOST NATION FOR EXPO 2020 Expo 2020 will be the first World Expo to take place in the MEASA (Middle East, Africa and South Asia) region.

Because of this, the nation is convinced of the ability of Expo 2020 to spark collaboration and partnership amongst the international community to seek collective solutions for a beer future.

The UAE demonstrates the power of connections. The nation is home to two major hub airports, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and also two leading airlines. It also has nine major sea ports, including Jebel Ali, the ninth largest container port in the world.

The UAE has an established track record of successful participation in World Expos. The national pavilion from the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai is now a permanent fixture on the skyline of Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. We are excited to be hosting the 2020 World Expo, which will welcome 25 million visitors from around the world.

The UAE is also a nation built on the power of connections, between seven emirates, and people of 200 different nationalities who meet, work together and form friendships every day.

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DUBAI: HOST CITY FOR EXPO 2020 Dubai is one of the world’s key points of connection. The city is a magnet for international visitors, aracting 14.2 million travellers in 2015. They come to see Dubai’s unique sights, from the iconic Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building – to the magical dunes of the Arabian desert, and the restful beaches of the Palm Jumeirah – all of which offer the warm hospitality of the next World Expo host city.

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CONNECTING MINDS CREATING THE FUTURE Expo 2020 Dubai’s theme is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. It recognises that generating sustainable solutions to global problems demands collaboration across cultures, nations and regions.

It is a reflection of the modern world: connected as never before, and changing with great speed. Today, the world’s biggest accommodation provider owns no hotels. The largest soware providers do not write the apps they sell. The number one retailer stocks no products and the most popular media organisation in the world creates no content. These companies have each recognised the value of sharing and collaboration, made possible by new technology. They empower people to say and do things differently; to connect with others, and to create something new. This what Expo 2020, its participants and visitors will explore. How, by connecting, collaborating and forming new partnerships, can we develop ideas and innovate in order to create a beer future?


OPPORTUNITY, MOBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY The nations and organisations that take part in Expo, and the millions who visit, will explore the power of connections across the spheres of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability - our three subthemes. Expo will focus on three aspects of Opportunity: developing human capital to stimulate progress; the necessity of ďŹ nancial capital as a resource to support growth; and partnerships as a primary driver of innovation and employment.

We will explore a number of facets of Mobility: empowering individuals through physical mobility; facilitating access and distribution of goods and resources; and enhancing virtual connectivity through information technology. And our exhibits will examine the role of natural and built habitats in ensuring human well-being and community resilience; and the need to use resources without compromising the ability of the planet to sustain future generations, as part of the Sustainability sub theme. www.expo2020dubai.ae

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