Daily Archives: November 29, 2016

#LetYourColoursFly At Yas Island On 2nd December For 45th UAE National Day

Residents of Abu Dhabi can again let their colours fly as Yas Island welcomes the return of its popular National Day Colours celebration on 2nd December.

Organisers have a wide range of family activities lined up at Yas Marina Circuit for people to enjoy as the nation comes together to celebrate the 45thUAE National Day.

Following on from last year’s successful event, thousands of people from the expanding community on and around Yas Island are expected to return on 2ndDecember to enjoy the free entertainment, which aims to complement other main National Day ceremonies across the UAE capital.

Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit, said: The National Day Colours celebration is a hugely popular family event that has fast become an extension of the festivities around UAE National Day.

Everyone at Yas Marina Circuit looks forward to hosting such a colourful and relaxed family event that celebrates the rich culture and heritage of the UAE with a range of entertainment and activities.

Set on Yas Marina Circuit’s iconic Abu Dhabi Hill, the National Day Colours event welcomes all visitors. Guests of all ages can enjoy a celebration of UAE culture and a fun day packed with entertainment between 2-7pm.

Showcasing the heart and soul of the UAE, cultural activities at the event include oud playing performances, falconry displays, and dancing. Visitors can also sample the tradition of henna hand painting and have their names written in Arabic by a professional calligrapher.

Why not try your luck at the Human Claw game, or enjoy the live musical performances, inflatable amusement rides or get your National Day Colours experience captured by a professional caricaturist? UAE-themed face painting, an arts and crafts section, as well as Story Time with Dr Ahmed are ideal for children. An impressive fireworks display will add a touch of drama to what promises to be a spectacular occasion.

Visitors are encouraged to share moments from the day on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #LetYourColoursFly.

UAE National Day is a time for communities to come together and celebrate with pride and enthusiasm 45 years of extraordinary achievements, said Mohamed Abdulla Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral. As an Emirati-bred, international entertainment and leisure destination that attracts visitors from across the world through exciting attractions, vibrant events and warm hospitality, Yas Island represents the very best of what is possible in the UAE. In addition to welcoming visitors, their friends and families year-round, we are especially honoured to welcome citizens and residents for our 45th National Day Celebrations at Yas Marina Circuit as well as across Yas Island as they create everlasting memories on this special day.

The festivities come just five days after Yas Marina Circuit hosts the title-deciding 2016 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX to round off the F1 season in style and is set against a back drop of GP2 and GP3 testing. Visitors can see the F1® drivers of tomorrow set the pace in a private testing session. Entry is free for all.

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Architectural Digest Middle East Exhibition Launches At The Galleria On Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi

This November The Galleria on Al Maryah Island launches an exclusive exhibition by Architectural Digest Middle East, and the famed photographer Mark Luscombe-Whyte. The exhibition will be displayed from November 29th until December 6th, where visitors will be welcomed to admire the award-winning photography, taking them on a journey through the capital and a brief history of the Arab world.

The Galleria partnered with Architectural Digest Middle East to present the work of leading British award-winning photographer Mark Luscombe-Whyte. In his 25 years behind the camera, Mark Luscombe-Whyte has travelled the world, photographing exotic palaces, majestic mosques and striking portraits of desert nomads. His work is featured in leading architecture and travel titles, coffee table books and in London’s National Portrait Gallery.

Made possible by The Galleria, the 38 images selected for this exhibition will be on display through The Great Room and outside Almaz by Momos restaurant on level 1. The displayed pieces were carefully curated to emphasize the unique beauty of the Arab world, its architecture and its people, revealing unique stories through striking images. 

Mark’s collaboration with Architectural Digest Middle East began with the magazine’s launch issue, with a sumptuous shoot of the home of a Saudi prince. Since then, other outstanding photographic features followed, such as a cover story featuring Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the stunning architecture of The Galleria, and unique homes in Dubai, Beirut and Kuwait.

A true connoisseur of the region, with endless hours on the road, Mark Luscombe-Whyte is the ultimate specialist in Arab architecture, having perfectly captured the obvious beauty of Abu Dhabi’s most photographed landmark Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

Commenting on the photography exhibition, Charles Martinez, General Manager of The Galleria, said: The Galleria is committed to bringing an eclectic mix of the world’s finest artists and cultural exhibitors to the UAE and are delighted to welcome such a prestigious publication as Architectural Digest, and world renowned photographer Mark Luscombe-Whyte. We expect this exhibition to provide the community and its visitors with a cultural journey through an unforgettable visual experience.”

Unlike other photographers in the industry, Mark travels only with his camera – shunning the need for any extravagant devices – discretely photographing and producing stunning images that also highlight his talent and unique vision.

A picture is worth a thousand words, so get ready to emerge in true tales of beauty, authenticity, and heritage that proudly showcase the best of the region.