Page 1

Issue 10

WEEKLY

ETIHAD TOWERS THE ST REGIS ABU DHABI SAADIYAT BEACH GOLF CLUB

EMIRATES PALACE SPA YAS WATERWORLD FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX

ABU DHABI SPECIAL LUXURY REDEFINED


The Residence. That’s Flying Reimagined.

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


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

Issue 10

CONTENTS 8

ABU DHABI EVENTS

A lowdown on this years’ packed events calendar. Whether traditional or contemporary, for adults or children, Abu Dhabi has a great deal to keep you entertained.

16

FORMULA1 GRAND PRIX

Enjoy the thrills of Formula1 grand Prix at the spectacular seing of the Yas Marina Circuit.

40

Designers Mike Gibas Mark Askam

FAIRMONT BAB AL BAHR

GRAND HYATT ABU DHABI HOTEL & RESIDENCES EMIRATES PEARL

Experience a lavish and sophisticated, unparalleled experience during your stay in the Persian Gulf.

SAADIYAT ISLAND

The forthcoming heart of art and culture in Abu Dhabi with the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and the Zayed National Museum.

ALSO IN THIS LUXURIOUS ISSUE

36 YAS MALL 54 THE GALLERIA 64 YAS WATERWORLD 80 ABU DHABI NIGHTLIFE

Editor­at­Large Mary Gostelow

Photography Mark Hakansson Ben Roberts Anjjelo San Buenaventura

Situated at the gateway to Abu Dhabi’s capital city is Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, a beachfront five star hotel in Abu Dhabi with unrivalled views of a design masterpiece – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

126

Editor Siddharth Thaker

JUMEIRAH AT ETIHAD TOWERS

The epitome of contemporary architecture, this breathtaking hotel oozes Jumeirah’s trademark opulence.

104

­ ublisher P Kevin Rolfe

Editorial­Team Anton RenshaweStrack Christopher O’Toole Rebecca Cohen Phil Blizzard

spa

68

WEEKLY

114 PARK HYATT ABU DHABI 134 RESTAURANTS OF EMIRATES PALACE 152 SIR BANI YAS ISLAND

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

World Luxury Daily is published by World Luxury Media Momentum House, Lower Road, London, SE1 8SJ, United Kingdom T: +44 (0) 20 7925 0000 M: +44 (0) 7792965550 E: advertising@worldluxurydaily.com www.worldluxurydaily.com The use of our Website and Digital Magazine are all subject to the following: All rights reserved. No part of www.worldluxurydaily.com may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmied, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission from world luxury daily. Whilst every effort has been made to check the information contained in this issue of world luxury daily magazine, the publishers cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions. The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of world luxury daily publishing. Unless otherwise stated, the copyright of the individual contribution is that of the contributors. Every effort has been made to trace the copyright holders of images. We apologise in advance for any unintentional omissions and would be pleased to insert the appropriate acknowledgment in any subsequent publication.

©­2016­World­Luxury­Media LUXURY REDEFINED

|3|


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

VIP FASHION

Global Fashion­Week Sponsorship This comprehensive investment is the first of its kind for an airline. Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE announced a comprehensive new global agreement with WME | IMG to become a major long-term partner to the fashion industry by supporting 17 fashion week events around the world annually. Under the agreement, which is the first multinational, multi-year airline sponsorship supporting the fashion industry, Etihad Airways will become the official airline of fashion week events in New York, London, Milan, Berlin, Sydney and Mumbai. These are New York Fashion Week: The Shows, MADE Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, London Collections: Men, Milan Fashion Week, Milano Moda Uomo, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia and Lakme Fashion Week (Mumbai).

|4|

Etihad Airways Partners, which includes seven airlines in which it holds minority equity stakes, will also be party to Etihad Airways’ agreement with WME | IMG, whose fashion portfolio includes 30+ fashion events around the world and affiliates IMG Models, Art + Commerce and The Wall Group, which manage fashion’s icons across modelling, photography and styling. Alitalia, Jet Airways, airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, NIKI and Etihad Regional will help fashion’s insiders arrive, connect and present at the industry’s key moments throughout the year. James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “This is a ground-breaking new partnership for Etihad Airways. Together with WME | IMG, we have created a unique marketing relationship that now connects the international fashion community across our key markets.


“Fashion weeks and Etihad Airways represent an ideal brand fit, as we share aributes of being remarkable, ambitious and innovative. These characteristics are exemplified in our renowned service and hospitality offering. Likewise, design and style are important cultural interests to many of our guests. “This is a landmark deal because it goes beyond traditional sponsorship and is a world-first agreement for an airline group. As a result of our business model, Etihad Airways Partners will collectively unveil a wide range of exciting new fashion initiatives for guests in our home market of Abu Dhabi and throughout the world.” Ariel Emanuel, Co-CEO of WME | IMG, added: “Etihad Airways is the perfect partner for an industry that values creativity, design and outstanding service. We are proud to be working

with them to develop programs that are tailormade for the fashion industry.” Etihad Airways and its Partner airlines will develop travel-oriented relationships with fashion designers, models, stylists, journalists, photographers, suppliers and sponsors. In addition, Etihad Airways will create original guestfocused promotions and offers for the industry at large. Etihad Airways will debut its fashion week presence during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, which runs from 15 to 20 May, 2016 in Sydney. From there, Etihad Airways will sponsor five additional events in 2016 – in Berlin, Mumbai, New York, London and Milan – before extending to a total of 17 men’s and women’s fashion events in 2017.

www.worldluxuryfashionnews.com LUXURY REDEFINED

|5|


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

This major new initiative marks a core element of Etihad Airways’ sponsorship strategy. This will see increased collaboration across the Etihad Airways Partners, bringing both brand development opportunities and economies of scale to all partners. Moving forward, Etihad Airways is puing additional focus on three core lifestyle interests that drive competitive advantage from sponsorship: food, fashion and football. In March 2016, Etihad Airways announced a multiyear partnership with WME | IMG’s Taste Festivals Ltd, organisers of the world’s leading restaurant events since 2004. The airline, along with many of its Etihad Airways Partners, will have a presence at 14 Taste Festivals in 2016.

Etihad Airways has a number of football partnerships, including shirt sponsor and official partner of Manchester City Football Club, Manchester City Women’s Football Club, New York City Football Club, Melbourne City Football Club and Melbourne City Women’s Football Club. Etihad Airways is also the official airline partner of Al Ain Football Club, Al Iihad Football Club and Major League Soccer in the United States. The airline also remains commied to key sponsorships which promote Abu Dhabi as a business and leisure destination. Its many current partnerships include Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Abu Dhabi Tour, Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship and Mubadala World Tennis Championship. www.etihad.com

|6|


www.worldluxuryfashionnews.com LUXURY REDEFINED

|7|


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

VIP EVENTS

ABU­DHABI­EVE

FULL­YEAR­CALE

WAREHOUSE 421: LAUNCH & EXHIBITION Port Zayed • Ended 18 June

9th INTERNATIONAL EMIRATES PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION EXHIBITION Manarat Al Saadiyat • 28 March – 17 July

Warehouse421 is a cultural destination and exhibition space in Abu Dhabi’s port area of Mina Zayed. Officially opened on November 19, 2015, it takes its name from warehouses that have been transformed to become a platform for artistic expression, understanding, and further development of the UAE’s creative community. Leading up to the launch of Warehouse421, a curated programme was set to entice, invite and engage Abu Dhabi’s community to explore the worlds of art and design. The weekend event from November 19-21 introduced the newest cultural venue with a programme of events suited for all ages and interests featuring exhibitions, workshops and performances, complemented by novel dining options to further celebrate all senses. hp://www.warehouse421.ae/en

|8|

The exhibition for the 9th International Emirates Photography Competition, showcasing all the winning entries and unique works from the most recent edition of the competition, will open with a welcome reception at 6pm on Monday March 28, 2016, at Manarat Al Saadiyat Organised by TCA Abu Dhabi and held under the patronage of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), submissions have been received from individuals and photography club members from 90 countries, with all works adhering to the performance values and standards in accordance with the rules adopted by FIAP. The ninth edition is being staged under a main ‘Family Album’ theme, chosen to reflect the community values of the family, and connect a variety of individuals and cultural environments


ENTS

ENDAR

Warehouse 421

9th International Emirates Photography Competition Exhibition

so as to serve modern, creative artistic ideas in the field of photography. The Emirates Photography Competition also aims to promote photography in the UAE by motivating and aracting as many photographers as possible through specialised workshops, interactive meetings and seminars as well as individual and group exhibitions. A series of masterclasses and workshops for adults and teens are set to be held at Manarat al Saadiyat, Al Marsam Al Hor in the National Theatre, and Al Qaara Arts Centre in Al Ain. hp://emiratesphotocompetition.ae

EUROPEAN FOOTBALL FANZONE 2016 du Forum • 10 June – 10 July Football followers, fans and aficionados are in for a month-long free-to-aend experience at the du Forum, Yas Island. Abu Dhabi Summer Season kicks off with the European Football Fanzone

2016, a collaboration between Yas Island and FLASH Entertainment, in association with the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi). From Friday, June 10 until Sunday, July 10, the du Forum transforms into an electrifying hub for football fans of all ages to enjoy every single match, with live Arabic commentary, and live broadcast action on the largest LED screens in the capital. The du Forum will don the look and feel of a stadium and every football match will be shown on a giant 10 x 6 metre LED screen, with additional mega screens around the indoor venue and the best football viewing experience in the Capital. A fully-themed fanzone, sports competitions and children’s activities will also be available with exciting prizes to be won.

www.discoverabudhabi.co LUXURY REDEFINED

|9|


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

Dinosaur Zoo Live

| 10 |

Jamie Raven Illussion Show

DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE

JAMIE RAVEN ILLUSION SHOW

Emirates Palace • 7 – 9 July

Emirates Palace • 8 – 9 July

Get ready for the ultimate playdate – 65 million years in the making – as Dinosaur Zoo Live guides families on a breathtaking tour through the prehistoric era. Show-goers will be able to observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations. Come and meet awesome prehistoric creatures, from cute baby dinos to some of the largest carnivores and herbivores that have ever walked the planet! You’ll learn how to feed and engage with the dinosaurs in a once-in-a-lifetime interactive experience. Children can watch wideeyed from a safe distance or dare to get up close to these prehistoric creatures! Featured in The Guardian’s ‘UK’s Top Ten Dinosaur Aractions’, the show is brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and is designed with the help of professional paleontologists. It’s a fun, educational and unique performance that will delight all audiences from ages 5 years and up.

Jamie Raven will make you question if illusions are real or whether reality is an illusion? The British illusionist is making Abu Dhabi his only stop as part of his first ever world tour and his first performance in the Middle East on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 July 2016 at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi His show promises a mix of visual illusions, card tricks and interactive effects that will have you mesmerised! Raven captured the hearts and minds of the public during the 2015 series of Britain’s Got Talent. His performances not only amazed, but his humble and charming style captivated audiences worldwide.

EID CONCERT Al Raha Theatre • 8 July Alchemy Project in association with Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority proudly presents two of the Arab World’s musical superstars in an unforgeable evening of live music, in celebration of Eid al Fitr.


Eid Concert “The Queen Of Stage” Myriam Fares will headline this amazing concert with the support of Arab music superstar – Waleed El Shami. The concert will take place in Abu Dhabi, with further details about the show released shortly. Myriam Fares has roamed the world performing in more than 30 Arab and foreign countries due to the fusion between her Arabic and Occidental music and cultures. Some of the countries she has enthralled have been Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, UAE, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Algeria, Oman, Tunisia, Turkey, Cyprus, Russia, Chechnya, France, UK, US, India, Macau and Malaysia. Waleed El Shami is an Iraqi singer and composer. He began his career in the music industry as a composer and became known by composing the hit song "Ya Mhajir" performed by his fellow Iraqi singer Hatem Al Iraqi. The song found great fame in the Arab world especially in the Gulf. His career gained momentum through a series of successful collaborations with established artists in the Middle East such as Rashed Almajed, Abdul Majeed Abdullah and various other stars.

FUN NATION du Forum • 14 July – 6 August Fun Nation – A Month of Family Fun! Where can you find gaming, cooking, sports and fashion under one roof? Where can you also find celebrity appearances, workshops and engaging activities during the summer? At Fun Nation! From July 14 to August 6, the entire family is in for a treat at the du Forum, Yas Island. With MBC, the region’s largest broadcaster, on board - Fun Nation will go to greater entertainment heights. MBC will bring its host of character performances and interactive activities. Forget the long, languid summer days and spend them at Fun Nation learning, playing, interacting and experiencing the different themed activations. Don’t miss Fun Nation and make this the best summer ever!

www.discoverabudhabi.co LUXURY REDEFINED

| 11 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

HEART FOR SALE

SHAAN LIVE IN CONCERT

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

Emirates Palace • 11 August

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

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

hp://abudhabisummerseason.ae

| 12 |


Cirque Adrenaline

CIRQUE ADRENALINE

THE DISTRICT

Al Raha Theatre • 18 – 19 August

du Forum • 18 August – 17 September

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

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

www.discoverabudhabi.co LUXURY REDEFINED

| 13 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

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

THE WAYANS BROTHERS – MARLON WAYANS

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

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

| 14 |

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


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

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

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

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

abudhabiluxuryhotelsandresorts.com www.discoverabudhabi.co LUXURY REDEFINED

| 15 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

VIP FORMULA 1

25-­27­NOVEMBER­2016­­­ETIHAD AIR

FORMULA­1­GR ABU DHABI­20 | 16 |


YAS­MARINA­CIRCUIT 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)

RACE­CALENDAR 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

RWAYS

RAND­PRIX 016

www.worldf1news.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 17 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

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.

| 18 |

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.

www.worldf1news.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 19 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

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.

| 20 |

“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.

www.worldf1news.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 21 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

| 22 |

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

www.worldf1news.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 23 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

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.

YAS MARIN | 24 |


NA CIRCUIT www.worldf1news.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 25 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

LUXURY F1

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.

| 26 |

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


OY HOTEL

www.worldf1news.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 27 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

FORMULA

YOUR­ONE-STOP­RUN-DOWN­OF­THE­ESS DRIVER­LINE-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 RED­BULL Race drivers:  Daniel Ricciardo & Daniil Kvyat Reserve driver:  Pierre Gasly Engines:  TAG Heuer-branded Renaults

| 28 |

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


A ONE 2016

SENTIAL­DETAILS­FOR­THE­NEW­SEASON FORTHCOMING­RACE­SCHEDULE 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

www.formula1.com/content/fomwebsite/en/championship/races/2016.html

Chinese­Grand­Prix Russian­Grand­Prix Spanish­Grand­Prix Monaco­Grand­Prix Canadian­Grand­Prix European­Grand­Prix Austrian­Grand­Prix British­Grand­Prix Hungarian­Grand­Prix German­Grand­Prix Belgian­Grand­Prix Italian­Grand­Prix Singapore­Grand­Prix Malaysia­Grand­Prix Japanese­Grand­Prix United­States­Grand­Prix Mexican­Grand­Prix Brazilian­Grand­Prix Abu­Dhabi­Grand­Prix

17­April­­ 1­May­­ 15­May­­ 29­May­­ 12­June­­ 19­June­­ 3­July­­ 10­July­ 24­July­­ 31­July­­ 28­August­­ 4­September­­ 18­September­ 2­October­ 9­October­ 23­October­ 30­October­ 13­November­ ­27­November

www.worldf1news.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 29 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

VIP CONCERTS

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.

| 30 |

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

www.worldmusicfestivals.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 31 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

The­Chemical­Brothers 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

| 32 |


Yasalam­–­Aer­Race­Concerts 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.

www.worldmusicstars.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 33 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

ABU DHAB

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.

| 34 |

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.


BI

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

www.discoverabudhabi.co LUXURY REDEFINED

| 35 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

LUXURY ABU DHABI

YAS MALL

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

| 36 |


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

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

hp://abudhabi.shopping-malls.co LUXURY REDEFINED

| 37 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

| 38 |


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

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

hp://abudhabi.shopping-malls.co LUXURY REDEFINED

| 39 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

LUXURY ABU DHABI

| 40 |


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!

abudhabiluxuryhotelsandresorts.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 41 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

LUXURY ABU DHABI Shopping

SKY

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.

| 42 |

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.

abudhabiluxuryhotelsandresorts.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 43 |


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

His role? He’s your guide to our extensive Business Class menus and will expertly pair your meal selection with our mo m st complementar y wine. Yo ou choose to eat at a time that suits you and he’ll be ready to take your order.


abudhabiluxuryhotelsandresorts.com


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

THE ST

ABU D LUXURY ABU DHABI

| 46 |

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.


T. REGIS

DHABI ENDURING LEGACY, ARABIAN SOPHISTICATION

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

www.abudhabiluxurysuites.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 47 |


The ultimate news source on social media for the most exclusive, luxurious hotels and resorts in Abu Dhabi.


www.abudhabiluxuryhotelsandresorts.com


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

QASR AL SARAB D

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. 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

| 50 |

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.


DESERT RESORT BY ANANTARA

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. 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.

your private pool admiring the views. The choice is yours. 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. 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

abudhabiluxuryspas.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 51 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

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.

| 52 |

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.

abudhabiluxuryspas.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 53 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

LUXURY ABU DHABI

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.

| 54 |

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


hî…&#x;p://abudhabi.shopping-malls.co LUXURY REDEFINED

| 55 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 3 |

| 56 |


DiscoverAbuDhabi

abudhabiluxuryhotelsandresorts.com www.discoverabudhabi.co


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

LUXURY JETS

ROYA | 58 |

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

-

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

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

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

The Royal Jet core services include :

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


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

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

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

www.discoverabudhabi.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 59 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

LUXURY SPAS

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

| 60 |


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.

abudhabiluxuryspas.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 61 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

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.

| 62 |

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

abudhabiluxuryspas.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 63 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

SPLA YAS WATERWORLD | 64 |


ASH! WADI WADI

AQUAVENTURE www.discoverabudhabi.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 65 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

YAS WATERWOR

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

www.yaswaterworld.com

| 66 |

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


ORLD

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

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

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

www.discoverabudhabi.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 67 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

FAIRMO BAB AL LUXURY ABU DHABI

ONE OF THE WEALTHIEST CITIES IN THE WORLD, ABU DHABI LAYS CLAIM TO AN AMAZING ARRAY OF ARCHITECTURE, ATTRACTIONS AND NATURAL SPLENDOR. SITUATED AT THE GATEWAY TO THE CAPITAL CITY IS FAIRMONT BAB AL BAHR, A BEACHFRONT FIVE STAR HOTEL IN ABU DHABI WITH UNRIVALLED VIEWS OF A DESIGN MASTERPIECE – SHEIKH ZAYED GRAND MOSQUE.

| 68 |


ONT BAHR Located just a 45-minute drive away from Dubai, enjoy the best of both worlds at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, the close proximity to a neighboring metropolis and Abu Dhabi aractions, including the first Ferrari theme park with the fastest roller coaster in the world, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race Circuit, and Yas Waterworld , the region’s largest waterpark.

Shopping enthusiasts will be spoiled with choice at the newest destination for retail therapy – Yas Mall, while within walking distance, revel in quaint artisanal shops in a Venetian themed souk (market), complete with a leisurely abra (boat) ride down winding canal ways.

abudhabiluxuryhotelsandresorts.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 69 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

| 70 |


With a striking exterior made of sheer blue glass, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr features 369 contemporary and spacious guestrooms and suites, as well as Fairmont Gold, highlighted by one of the largest lounges in the city filled with plush seating areas and full culinary set up’s for daily made-to-order breakfast, and evening hors d’ouvres and beverages, all against a staggering backdrop of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. An outdoor, Olympic length swimming pool with dedicated family and children areas, Jacuzzi and a pristine beach line, offer a refreshing pace, while world class dining, including the first Marco Pierre White restaurant from the former three Michelin star British chef complete the luxury experience. In close proximity to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Fairmont Bab Al Bahr also complements business travel with 10 meeting rooms and a ballroom; with flexible lay outs extending out to lawn spaces and piers into the Abu Dhabi Creek with spectacular views.

abudhabiluxuryhotelsandresorts.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 71 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

ACTIVITIES & SERVICES Fairmont Bab Al Bahr boasts a prime location at the mainland gateway to the cosmopolitan city of Abu Dhabi. Ideally located with easy access to the Abu Dhabi International Airport, the city centre and exhibitions facilities, discerning guests will appreciate our Abu Dhabi hotel amenities including a state of the art business and leisure facilities, including private sandy beaches, covered children's swimming pool and lap pool - all with spectacular vistas of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. This stunning Fairmont hotel in Abu Dhabi has a full portfolio of dining options from the culinary artistry at CuiScene, the all day dining destination, or choose from one of the largest selection of tea blends in the city at Al Naba’a Lounge, situated in

| 72 |

the heart of the hotel. At The Chocolate Gallery, watch as chocolatiers cra delectable confectionery from the finest ingredients and for those who “like to see and to be seen”, Chameleon will provide the ideal venue, where exquisite wines and cocktails can be enjoyed in elegantly chic surroundings. Guests can also savour award winning cuisine in Frankie’s Italian Restaurant & Bar, while Michelin star celebrity Chef Marco Pierre White brings his first steakhouse to the region with Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill. This beach hotel also features innovative gourmet hamburgers at Poolside, perfect for alfresco dining and enjoying the beautiful views of the Abu Dhabi creek. Guests can also find an authentically local culinary experience at the Cedar Lounge and Bar, sample traditional Arabic dishes and a wide range of shisha.


abudhabiluxuryhotelsandresorts.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 73 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

ACCOMMODATION Contemporary elegance is reflected throughout the décor of the 369 guestroom and suites of Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Abu Dhabi’s luxury accommodation. Embracing an organic theme, the guestrooms boast a range of rich textures, employing the use of marble, walnut wood paneling and bamboo flower inspired so furnishings. Accommodation in Abu Dhabi is second to none with guestrooms that provide inroom business facilities and high-speed Internet service, in addition to wellappointed bathrooms. Guest can also benefit from a “bath with a view” as many bathrooms have been designed with spectacular creek side views.

| 74 |


DINING Experience some of the finest restaurants in Abu Dhabi at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr. Savour a full portfolio of dining options from the seasonal flavours of CuiScene, the all day dining destination to innovative gourmet hamburgers at Poolside, or choose from one of the largest selection of tea blends in the city at Al Naba’a Lounge, situated in the heart of the hotel. At The Chocolate Gallery, watch as chocolatiers cra delectable confectionary from the finest ingredients and for those who “like to see and to be seen”, Chameleon will provide the ideal venue, where exquisite wines and cocktails can be enjoyed in elegantly chic surroundings. The hotel also features Frankie’s Italian Restaurant & Bar, while Michelin star celebrity Chef Marco Pierre White brings his first steakhouse to the region with Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill. Fairmont Bab Al Bahr also features a Lebanese restaurant, Cedar Lounge, with indoor and alfresco dining options. www.fairmont.com/abu-dhabi/

abudhabiluxuryhotelsandresorts.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 75 |


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 breakfast in bed ser ved by your personal Butler. Then freshen up in your ensuite shower room befo ore landing. You ou’re not dreaming, you’re in The Residence.


abudhabiluxuryhotelsandresorts.com


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

FLYING ACES SET TO TAKE-OFF AT

FERRARI LUXURY THEME PARKS

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

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

| 78 |


WORLD ABU DHABI

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

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

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

www.discoverabudhabi.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 79 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

LUXURY NIGHTS

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

| 80 |

AMPM

Captain's­Arms

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

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

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

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


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

The­Colosseum

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

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

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

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

www.discoverabudhabi.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 81 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

Havana­Club

Jazz­Bar

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

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

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

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

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

| 82 |


Black­Pearl

Trader­Vic’s

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

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

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

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

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

www.discoverabudhabi.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 83 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

LUXURY LOUNGES

ETIHAD AIRWAYS HAS OFFICIALLY REOPENED ITS NEWLY REFURBISHED FIRST AND BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE AT ABU DHABI AIRPORT’S TERMINAL 1 The upgraded facility measures an impressive 1,044 m² with seating for 134 guests and boasts stylish design elements inspired by the airline’s new branding and image. Shane O’Hare, Etihad Airways’ Senior Vice President Marketing, said: “This upgraded lounge embodies the contemporary design, aention to detail and customer focus synonymous with Etihad Airways. Our guests travelling from and transiting through Abu Dhabi Terminal 3, and now Terminal 1, will start their journey with a superior lounge experience in a stylish and well equipped environment where they can relax and re-charge.” Open 24 hours a day, the new Terminal 1 Premium Lounge offers a range of facilities catering to the diverse needs of today’s business and leisure travellers.

| 84 |

As with the lounge in Terminal 3, the upgraded facility includes comfortable armchairs, a dedicated dining area, state-of-the-art business amenities, complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity, USB power outlets, bathrooms with shower facilities, and a playroom for children. Lounge guests will also be treated to Etihad Airways signature food and beverage service with a choice of restaurant-style dining and a sumptuous buffet complemented by an extensive selection of beverages. The renowned Six Senses Spa at the lounge has been completely refurbished and is available to promote travel health and wellbeing. Lounge guests are invited to use the spa prior to boarding flights and can enjoy a refreshing complimentary 15-minute spa session, with a range of other treatments available by appointment.


WELCOME

FIRST & BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE AT ABU DHABI www.discoverabudhabi.com

LUXURY REDEFINED

| 85 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

The Terminal 1 Premium Lounge is open to Etihad Airways First and Business Class guests, qualifying Platinum Etihad Guest members and the equivalent tier loyalty program members of Etihad Airways Partner airlines flying from Abu Dhabi. The Terminal 1 Premium Lounge complements the extensive range of Etihad lounges at our home, Abu Dhabi International Airport, which include the Terminal 3 Premium Lounge and the recently opened US Premium Lounge, exclusively available for our First and Business Class guests travelling to US destinations within the US Pre-clearance facility located at the airport. The airline also offers the region’s only Arrivals Lounge for guests arriving into Abu Dhabi. Etihad’s lounge network is further expanding in the coming months. New lounges currently under development including the dedicated First Class Lounge in Abu Dhabi, as well as the upcoming international lounges in New York, Los Angeles and Melbourne.

| 86 |

Etihad Guest Programme Etihad Airways’ innovative loyalty programme has been voted the best in no less than four separate categories at this year’s ‘Freddie’ awards which are organised by US-based InsideFlyer magazine to recognise the travel industry’s best frequent yer programmes. Etihad Guest picked up ‘Best Website’, ‘Best Member Communication’, ‘Best Bonus Promotion’ and ‘Best Award Redemption’ awards for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. The programme also claimed runners up spot in three other categories: Best Award, Best Customer Service and Programme of the Year. The Freddie awards ceremony took place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with more than 700,000 votes submied from members of travel loyalty programmes from across the world. Etihad Guest was launched in August 2006 and has quickly established itself as one of airline industry’s fastest-growing and most innovative loyalty programmes, boasting more than 625,000 members. www.etihad.com


www.discoverabudhabi.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 87 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

LUXURY SUITES

3 BEDROOM PALACE SUITE AT EMIRATES PALACE

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

| 88 |

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


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

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

abudhabiluxurysuites.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 89 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

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

| 90 |

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


abudhabiluxurysuites.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 91 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

LUXURY SPAS

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

| 92 |

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


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

abudhabiluxuryspas.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 93 |


The Residence. That’s Flying Reimagined.

Check in to this exclusive address and experience our three-room suite on board the A380. Designed for two guests, it offe ffers 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.


abudhabiluxuryhotelsandresorts.com


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

| 96 |


LUXURY ABU DHABI

AVENUE AT ETIHAD TOWERS Nestled in art-inspired deluxe surroundings,Avenue at Etihad Towers is a boutique lifestyle destination in Abu Dhabi featuring 34 prestigious luxury brands in one intimate location. Catering to both men and women, Avenue at Etihad Towers presents the very latest fashion, jewellery, watches and

accessories to the discerning connoisseur who values true crasmanship. Its impressive retail portfolio includes the world’s first and only Stephane Rolland store; the only Middle East store for A. Lange &Söhne; as well as the only stores in Abu Dhabi for the likes of Hermès and Chloé, among others.

hp://abudhabi.shopping-malls.co LUXURY REDEFINED

| 97 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

| 98 |


Set over two floors and covering an area of 13,814 square meters, Avenue at Etihad Towers is part of the world-class, mixed-use Etihad Towers development, and also features a select choice of F&B outlets, including Abu Dhabi’s first Fauchon Le Café and ALGUSTO restaurant.

Boutiques: AL GUSTO BALLY BVLGARI CANALI CARTIER CHLOE ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA FAUCHON GIVENCHY HERMES HERVE LEGER

KITON LANVIN MANOLO BLAHNIK PIAGET ROBERTO CAVALLI ROLEX SALVATORE FERRAGAMO STEFANO RICCI STEPHANE ROLLAND TOM FORD VANCLEEF AND ARPELS VERSACE WAITROSE www.avenueatetihadtowers.ae

hp://abudhabi.shopping-malls.co abudhabiluxuryhotelsandresorts.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 99 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

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.

| 100 |

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.


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.

www.sanadfilmfund.com

www.discoverabudhabi.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 101 |


The ultimate news source on social media for the most exclusive, luxurious suites in Abu Dhabi.


www.abudhabiluxurysuites.com


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

LUXURY ABU DHABI

GRAND HYAT HOTEL & RESI EMIRATES PEA Step into Grand Hyaî…&#x; Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl, a 5 star hotel in Abu Dhabi, and experience extraordinary architecture, luxurious guestrooms, international restaurants and bars, and always impeccably delivered service. Elegant and modern design weaves itself throughout the resort and among the 428 spacious rooms, the 36 luxury suites, and the 8

| 104 |

opulent penthouses. We pride ourselves in being one of the most lavish and sophisticated hotels in Abu Dhabi, providing an unparalleled experience during your stay in the Persian Gulf. When you stay at this luxury Abu Dhabi hotel, you will get to experience relaxation and comfort like never before. This elegant hotel was built on a


TT ABU DHABI IDENCES ARL scale of grandeur and ease to give you a seamless stay during your travels. Grand Hya Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl offers a landmark urban resort and events venue of contemporary luxury design, located in the prestigious West Corniche district of Abu Dhabi, close to the Presidential Palace and Emirates

Palace. This new 5 star hotel in Abu Dhabi is also conveniently accessible to the city’s business hub, high-end shopping districts, and is a brisk 35minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport.

abudhabiluxuryhotelsandresorts.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 105 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

THE HOTEL Whether you are staying long-term or short-term, experience true relaxation at the Grand Hya Abu Dhabi luxury hotel. This resort has 428 spacious guestrooms that all feature private balconies, excluding penthouses, and has a spectacular Grand Club Lounge that provides panoramic views of the city’s skyline. Being one of the top resorts in Abu Dhabi, we provide only the greatest amenities and services. Our multi-lingual staff can assist you with any of your needs, making sure you are cared for and comfortable throughout your stay. Visit our concierge services to hear about restaurant

| 106 |

recommendations or to make a reservation at one of the several exceptional restaurants our hotel offers. You can also stop by our Cigar Lounge, Wine Tasting Room, or our intimate private cinema all located on-site for your convenience. During your travels, take advantage of our beautiful private beach, two outdoor pools, and sundeck where you can relax and soak in sun rays along the Persian Gulf. Need a lile more leisure? Step into our extensive spa where we offer massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, or unwind in our sauna, steam bath, or Hammam. Whatever you need, we have it all here at the Grand Hya Abu Dhabi luxury hotel.


ROOMS Accommodation In Abu Dhabi: Discover Our Abu Dhabi Rooms And Suites Slated for opening in Spring 2016, Grand Hya Abu Dhabi Hotels & Residences Emirates Pearl has some of the finest accommodation in Abu Dhabi. There are 428 guest rooms, 324 spacious king and twin rooms, 36 luxury suites, eight penthouses, a Presidential Suite and a palatial Royal Suite. Our generously sized, 42 to 66 square meter Abu Dhabi rooms feature private balconies, fabulous furnishings with specially-selected room details that provide a taste of the culture of Abu Dhabi and heart-stopping views. If you have a hard time geing around, rest assured that four of these guestrooms are designed with accessibility in mind for our guests, providing ultimate comfort

and ease. Our suites range in size from 76 to 808 square meters, also with private balconies, ample siing room, and the finest décor. The Grand Club Lounge located on the 26th floor offers spectacular panoramic views across Abu Dhabi's skyline. Here, guests will enjoy a luxe continental breakfast and a special daily cocktail hour, while the Grand Club’s luxurious spaces make it the perfect spot for informal meetings or socializing outside the spotlight. All accommodation in Abu Dhabi at the Grand Hya, such as guestrooms, suites, and Residence apartments, provide spectacular views across the capital's skyline, Coconut Island, the Corniche and the Arabian Gulf. The Residences at Grand Hya Abu Dhabi offers 60 full-service one and two-bedroom apartments. Accommodation is provided for those guests and

abudhabiluxuryhotelsandresorts.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 107 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

visitors who want the full spectrum of hotel services at their fingertips with the added convenience of a fully equipped kitchen to entertain at home with friends and family.

ACTIVITIES Things To Do In Abu Dhabi: Activities In Abu Dhabi If you are looking for things to do in Abu Dhabi, we can assure you will find a variety of activities during your stay. For example, enjoy a wonderful time full of rest and rejuvenation in our luxury spa. At the Grand Hya Abu Dhabi, guests can retreat into the extensive hotel spa, covering 2740 square meters with 11 treatment rooms, Hammam, sauna, steam-bath, massage, beauty salon and relaxation room. Guests can also take a dip in our two outdoor pools and spend time on the terrace sundeck overlooking the Corniche and the Arabian Gulf. We

| 108 |

understand that while you travel you like to stay in tip top shape, so take advantage of the exclusive dynamic high-tech gym which includes an outdoor terrace with power and fitness training equipment offering spectacular views across the seascape to Coconut Island. Still looking for more activities in Abu Dhabi? Our private beach offers the ultimate urban retreat experience. If you’re looking to step off the resort and find other things to do in Abu Dhabi, the Grand Hya is conveniently located close to L’Avenue designer shopping, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the capital of Corniche, which is all just a 5-minute walk away. The Marina Mall is a 5-minute drive away and Yas Island, Ferrari World, FI Circuit, Saadiyat Island and The Cultural District housing the Louvre and Guggenheim museums, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre are all within a 30-minute drive.


FOOD:­TOP­RESTAURANTS­IN­ABU­DHABI Grand Hya Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl restaurants offers a flair for the dramatic, the very special and the memorable. Our guests will discover some of the top restaurants in Abu Dhabi right in Grand Hya. No meal will be an ordinary meal here. Whether guests are sharing an intimate moment or a large celebration, there is a dining option for everyone. Because our hotel features seven international outlets for some of the top restaurants in Abu Dhabi, guests can travel around the world through various cuisines from Japanese to Italian, from a South American Steak House to an all-day dining buffet. In addition, our hotel features a sophisticated wine bar and multiple lounges for delicious, seasonal dishes and authentic

delicacies, showcase homemade pastries and chocolates, as well as live cooking stations to provide some of the best food in Abu Dhabi. An authentic global dining experience awaits you, set in an entertaining and high energy atmosphere, where all restaurants, lounges and bars include large terraces and panoramic views. Lounging outside for the day? Our two outdoor pools, sundeck and private beachside dining, specialize in both Italian and Middle Eastern dishes complemented with international sandwiches and salads that are perfect for a relaxing outdoor environment. abudhabi.grand.hya.com

abudhabiluxuryhotelsandresorts.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 109 |


Virtual Spa


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!

www.virtualworldinternet.com

abudhabiluxuryhotelsandresorts.com


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.


abudhabiluxuryhotelsandresorts.com


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

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

| 114 |

LUXURY ABU DHABI


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

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

abudhabiluxuryhotelsandresorts.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 115 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

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

| 116 |

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

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


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

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

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

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

abudhabiluxuryhotelsandresorts.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 117 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

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

| 118 |


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

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

abudhabiluxuryhotelsandresorts.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 119 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

LUXURY ABU DHABI

SAADIYAT MEMBERSHIP

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

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

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

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

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

FACILITIES

| 120 |

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


AT BEACH CLUB www.discoverabudhabi.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 121 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

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

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

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

| 122 |

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


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

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

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

www.discoverabudhabi.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 123 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

LUXURY ABU DHABI

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

| 124 |

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


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

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

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

www.discoverabudhabi.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 125 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

LUXURY ABU DHABI

LOUVRE GUGGENHEIM Z

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

| 126 |

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


ZAYED NATIONAL MUSEUM

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

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

www.discoverabudhabi.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 127 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

LUXURY ABU DHABI

SAADIYAT ISLAND

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

| 128 |

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

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


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

www.discoverabudhabi.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 129 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

LUXURY ABU DHABI

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

| 130 |

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


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

www.discoverabudhabi.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 131 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

LUXURY ABU DHABI

SAADIYAT ISLAND ZAYED NATIONAL MUSEUM

| 132 |

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

www.discoverabudhabi.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 133 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

LUXURY ABU DHABI

INDULGE YOUR PALATE AT

EMIRATES PALACE | 134 |


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

abudhabiluxuryhotelsandresorts.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 135 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

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

| 136 |

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


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

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

abudhabiluxuryhotelsandresorts.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 137 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

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

| 138 |

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

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


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

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

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

abudhabiluxuryhotelsandresorts.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 139 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

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

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

| 140 |

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

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


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

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

abudhabiluxuryhotelsandresorts.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 141 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

LUXURY GOLF

THE WE

ABU DHABI GOLF RE

CITY CLOSE , COUNTRY QUIET The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa is the hospitality heart of the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, a 27hole championship course, home to the PGA European Tour Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. The hotel is located near the corporate headquarters of renowned companies both local and international and the Abu Dhabi International Airport is just 5 kilometres away. Junior Suite Allow your senses to expand in the extra space afforded by our Westin Junior suite. Over 60sqm with a private garden terrace offering direct access to the golf course and extended living space set in a contemporary design.

| 142 |

Westin Renewal Suite Feel instantly at ease in our spacious Westin Renewal Suite, an inviting seing that soothes and uplis with its warm color palee, refreshing ambiance, carpeted floor and spectacular view overlooking the golf course. The contemporary decor with floor to ceiling windows create the perfect ambiance for your stay. Westin Executive Suite The Westin Executive Suites offer a separate living room and dining area. The suite features spectacular terraces with views over the golf course. Enjoy 95 Sqm. of living space providing utmost relaxation during your stay.


ESTIN

ESORT & SPA

www.discoverabudhabi.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 143 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

Presidential Suite Indulge yourself in something special . Offering 475 sqm of glorious space, The Presidential Suite includes a private Spa room, private Gym, Cinema Screening room, Spacious work area, living room, two master bedrooms , three terraces, a Kitchen area with separate entrance and breathtaking views of the Abu Dhabi Golf Course . The award winning Heavenly bed in the magnificent bedrooms ensures restful sleep. The contemporary decor with floor to ceiling windows create the perfect ambiance for your stay. A Journey of Culinary Delights Whether you're planning a relaxed evening out with friends or arranging an intimate dinner for two, The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa offers an unparalleled dining experience.

| 144 |

Fairways Whether you're enjoying the carefully selected SuperFoodsRx™ available from the buffet selection or sampling the delights of interactive brunch, you're sure to be tempted by the delectable dishes on offer at Fairways. Sacci Let us guide you on a culinary journey reminiscent of Italy’s distinctive warmth and charm. Sacci brings alive the aromas of world Italian cooking, offering an invigorating gastronomic encounter. Relish in fresh, delicious and carefully-prepared Italian specialties, featuring most of Italian favorites, antipasti's, handmade pastas, “alla Piedra” pizza and signature dishes as “Bistecca Florentina” ritually carved at the table.


The Retreat The Retreat, found in the heart of Abu Dhabi offers traditional pub meals and shows live coverage of international sports events - all in a seing that combines classic style with contemporary elegance. With its informal bar atmosphere, The Retreat Sports bar in Abu Dhabi is the perfect spot in which to unwind with your favourite beverage. With three large LED screens around the bar, guests are sure to have a good view of the latest sporting action, as well as being able to enjoy an array of modern dishes, from quick snacks and salads to hearty mains and tasty desserts.

Lemon & Lime Lounge It’s the perfect place to unwind with sundowners. Whether you're a malt connoisseur or an expert in vintage grape varieties, a cocktail drinker or a juice lover, you're sure to enjoy a visit to this stylish and inviting venue. Lemon & Lime also serves tapasstyle cuisine with a distinguished modern edge, including seafood, bar snacks and sweet dishes. Shades Pool Bar With its enjoyably laid-back tropical theme, Shades is an informal and upbeat pool bar in Abu Dhabi. Surrounded by the resort's beautiful landscaped gardens, enjoy light snacks and choose from a generous selection of alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages.

www.discoverabudhabi.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 145 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

The Lounge Coffee Shop Abu Dhabi The Lounge is a fresh take on traditional coffee houses. This chic eatery/coffee house in Abu Dhabi is ideal for anyone seeking a relaxing coffee, a refreshing Jing® tea, an indulgent pastry or a quick snack to go. From specially selected SuperFoods, freshly made pancakes or design-your-own salads The Lounge caters to all tastes. Rediscover Your Best Self The Heavenly Spa at the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa embodies our health-enhancing philosophy, enabling guests to immerse

| 146 |

themselves in a unique world of physical and mental renewal. Guests can enjoy the invigorating power of our signature techniques in one of six treatment rooms. The Heavenly Spa, nestling within the lush gardens of the resort's expansive grounds, brings together refined, natural materials and sleek modern textures to create an organic, luxurious and stylish seing for sublime serenity. A range of spa treatments and massage services are available - whether you're seeking to wind down aer an exhilarating round of golf, looking to relax before an evening out or simply want to be pampered, our massages and facials offer you the opportunity to embrace bliss.


From luxurious anti-ageing cleansing techniques and relaxing full-body wraps to the latest MyoxyCaviar® masks, soothing paraffin baths and rejuvenating collagen treatments to invigorating massages, our experienced therapists will ensure that your time at the Heavenly Spa is all about you. Tee off at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club & The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Club & The Westin Abu DhabiLocated on the fringes of the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, home to the HSBC Golf Championship, the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa is the ideal location for any golf enthusiast and professional alike. With all 172 guest rooms golf course facing, you are always guaranteed to enjoy an upliing view and a rejuvenating stay.

Abu Dhabi Golf Club offers one of the most luxurious golf resort experiences within the Middle East, in full management with the renowned worldwide golf resort management organizations of excellence, Troon Golf. Fieen minutes from the city centre and just ten minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi Golf Club is perfectly located for domestic and international guests. www.westinabudhabigolfresort.com

www.discoverabudhabi.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 147 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

LUXURY GOLF

YAS LINKS

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

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

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

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

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

| 148 |

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


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

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

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

www.discoverabudhabi.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 149 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

The Architect

Facilities

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

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

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

| 150 |

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


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

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

www.discoverabudhabi.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 151 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

LUXURY ABU DHABI

SIR BANI YAS I FANCY EMBARKING ON AN EXHILARATING ADVENTURE? WE HAVE YOU COVERED AT SIR BANI YAS ISLAND! Explore the beauty of the land and get in touch with Mother nature by walking through a diverse range of fauna, and lock eyes with fierce predators such as the Cheetah or Hyenas on our fun and factual Nature & Wildlife Drive or perhaps you're looking for a relaxing escape? Let your cares slip away in our luxurious surroundings, combined with the natural beauty of our Island! LAND ACTIVITIES • NATURE & WILDLIFE DRIVE • LAND SAILING • HORSE RIDING • CULTURE & HISTORY TOUR • NATURE WALKS • FALCONRY • ARCHERY • MOUNTAIN BIKING

| 152 |


ISLAND

www.discoverabudhabi.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 153 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

WILDLIFE

RELAX

Admire the incredible wildlife – both indigenous and endangered - that inhabit and roam free on Sir Bani Yas Island. Lock eyes with a fierce cheetah, prepare to be in awe at the grandeur of a Giraffe and get close to our magnificent endangered Arabian Oryx herd, which is one of the largest in the world!

Let your cares slip away in our luxurious surroundings, combined with the natural beauty of Sir Bani Yas Island! Unwind with us whilst overlooking the crystal clear waters that surround the Arabian Gulf. DINE

Explore the unique Arabian Wildlife Park that is home to many of our animals and is the result of years of conservation and re-vegetation work, which continues to this day. Our vast Arabian Wildlife Park, which takes up approximately half the size of Sir Bani Yas Island, not only provides an authentic environment for wild animals and birds to freely roam, but an extraordinary experience for island guests as well. Learn more about this great reserve and the people behind the scenes. Learn about our breeding programmes and conservation initiatives, for the marine life as well as the animals on land that play a vital role in the future of these spectacular species.

A wealth of culinary adventures awaits you on Sir Bani Yas Island. Whether it’s a romantic candlelit dinner on the beach with your loved one, or a delightful family feast at one of the Island restaurants; our diverse, freshly-prepared dishes are sure to tantalise your taste-buds. STAY Not your typical island stay, escape to a place where you can enjoy luxurious accommodation, spectacular views and close encounters with a range of freeroaming wildlife. Stay on Sir Bani Yas Island, where a world of unique experiences awaits on this hidden gem that is just a short journey away from the bustling mainland. www.sirbaniyasisland.com

| 154 |


ANANTARA SIR BANI YAS ISLAND RESORTS One resort destination. Three distinct experiences. Countless ways to explore, relax and indulge in exotic Arabian island life….

Arabian activities like archery and falconry, a wide range of water sports and of course a mouthwatering choice of restaurants.

Encounter the free roaming wildlife and beautiful rugged landscapes of Abu Dhabi’s stunning Sir Bani Yas Island from inspirational seings, culminating in the ultimate Arabian island experience.

ROOMS AT ABU DHABI DESERT ISLANDS RESORT & SPA BY ANANTARA

Revel in the rare and ideal opportunity to combine three unique journeys of discovery in one unforgeable holiday at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts. Designed to resemble a coastal fortress, palatial splendour and gliering Arabian Gulf views await you at Desert Islands Resort & Spa. Live out your wildlife adventure dreams from rustic lodge luxury in the heart of the island’s vast Arabian nature park at Al Sahel Villa Resort. Admire flocks of flamingos gracing the mangrove lagoon and waves washing over pristine white sands from the shoreline barasti villas of Al Yamm Villa Resort. Whichever seings you choose to experience, Anantara enriches your island stay with complimentary transfers between our three retreats, giving you the freedom to enjoy all the facilities and pleasures of Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts, including pampering Anantara Spa rituals, timeless

The stylish rooms at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara provide complete luxury accommodation in Abu Dhabi for honeymooners, desert explorers and family holiday makers alike. Feel the spirit of the United Arab Emirates through striking indigenous fabrics and original artwork in all our hotel rooms. Our hotel channels the Middle East’s Arabian culture into premium Abu Dhabi accommodation fit for both luxurious and adventurous vacations. Gaze out upon vistas of Arab Gulf waters and desert wildlife for a memorable desert holiday, while residing at one of the finest luxury Abu Dhabi hotels in the region. AL YAMM – ECO-CHIC AMIDST THE WILD Enter a haven of rustic charm at our Sir Bani Yas Island resort, with wood beams and touches of local flair inspired by the barasti of the early fishermen who inhabited the island. Modern resort comforts abound in each of these private Abu Dhabi luxury villas. Step off your deck directly onto the sand, enjoying the starry night and cool evening breeze. Spend an aernoon admiring wildlife from the comfort of your villa overlooking the mystical hues of the mangrove lagoon and wild flamingos. The unique location of this island resort makes Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort a highly desirable choice for memorable holidays.

www.discoverabudhabi.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 155 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 10 | ABU DHABI SPECIAL

Al Sahel

Nature and wildlife at Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts

Luxury sanctuaries amidst natural splendour Villas at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort offer modern spaces and panoramic views, one of the few destinations in the region where the wonders of the Arabian Wildlife Park can be admired from within private villas. An exciting addition to the choice luxury villas in Abu Dhabi, each villa is designed to blend seamlessly with nature, combining local tones and materials to create understated luxury havens set in the wildlife park itself.

Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts offer guests thrilling adventures. Discover kayaking, mountain biking, nature, Abu Dhabi wildlife and more with ample opportunities to explore the natural rugged beauty of this haven for adventure seekers. Whether you’re looking for an adrenalin-fueled vacation or a place to sit back, relax and soak up the sun, our resort delivers the ultimate UAE experience.

Dining at Sir Bani Yas Island Experience culinary delights from all parts of the world when dining at Sir Bani Yas Island. Fulfill all your cravings and satiate your appetite with Middle Eastern Cuisine, seafood and the juiciest steaks. Restaurants in Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts bring you the finest in world cuisine and present it with culinary panache in the most fabulous Abu Dhabi location.

| 156 |

The Abu Dhabi spa experience at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara Drawing on the spirit of Anantara’s timeless philosophy, ‘without end’, which stems from ancient Thai origins, Anantara Spa Desert Islands is a paradise of healing sensuality. Embark on a pathway towards beautiful wellbeing, indulging in a range of exotic treatments, from Arabia’s time honoured rituals to age-old eastern health and beauty ideals.


Let your cares slip away in luxurious surrounds, embraced by the unique natural beauty of Sir Bani Yas Island, overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Arabian Gulf. Feel invigorated by scrubs and wraps that drench skin in the life giving qualities of exotic island balms and oils. Wind back the years and revive radiant beauty with luxurious, personally prescribed facials.  Reenergise body and soul with deeply relaxing massages that combine the mysterious charms of Arabia with luscious aromas and stress relieving techniques from Thailand. Geing There Nestled amid the waters of the Arabian Gulf, Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts offer lavish comforts, splendorous views and adventurous getaways. Our Abu Dhabi beach hotel may be off the beaten path, but geing here from anywhere in the world is easy either by ferry or seaplane. 

This quintessential Arabian five-star hotel offers a true glimpse of Middle East travel thanks to its glorious location on Sir Bani Yas Island, a nature reserve off the coast of Abu Dhabi. The resorts sit on a pristine beach surrounded by warm waters safe for swimming and snorkeling. The combination of Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts’s verdant natural surroundings and impeccable services makes for a complete luxury vacation experience. Royal Bay Moorings Cruising the largely undiscovered glistening waters of the Arabian Gulf by luxury maxi yacht to visit Sir Bani Yas Island, just 8km off the coast of Jebel Dhanna, is made possible with Anantara Royal Bay Mooring packages. Home to a unique nature reserve, the island is a paradise of free roaming wildlife and rugged natural beauty. hp://sir-bani-yas-island.anantara.com

www.discoverabudhabi.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 157 |


The ultimate news source on social media for the most exclusive, luxurious spas in Abu Dhabi.


www.abudhabiluxuryspas.com


www.worldluxurydaily.com For the latest news on luxury worldwide

World Luxury Weekly - Issue 10 - Abu Dhabi Special Edition  

We take a look into Abu Dhabi's finest and most exclusive Hotels, Resorts, Golf Clubs, Restaurants and also let you know what great events a...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you