Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi Kick Starts its Pre-Loved Stories & Book Festival

Festival runs from 13th -15th April 2017

The unique three day literary festival will offer something new for all the family members including cosplay shows, puppet making and calligraphy workshops, in addition to cultural sessions and private book readings from prominent Emirati authors.

On Thursday at 6:00pm the festival will begin the weekend with an interactive Cosplay show, inviting visitors to try on costumes from their favorite films. Next, at 7:00pm there will be an exclusive reading from Nairoz-El Tanbouli.

Over the weekend, to keep children excited and entertained with a series of performances, including a shadow theatre show at 3:00pm, a children’s theatre performance at 5:00pm and again a cosplay show at 6:00pm, and on Friday, Nairoz-El Tanbouli will host another book reading session at 7.00pm.

The Mall at WTCAD aims to unlock the children’s imagination encouraging them to connect with their books and take a literary adventure.

WTC Book Fair Invite - ENG


Well known Emirati author Salma Khamis Alrezaiqi will be giving a children’s reading session at 4:00pm. During this hour visitors will be invited to ask Salma questions about her books and her careers. Moreover, a cultural session by Majid Sokar will start at 7.00pm, as The Mall at WTCAD hopes to inspire Emirati writers of the future.


UAE to exhibit at world’s leading manufacturing industry trade fair

For the tenth consecutive year local industry and government bodies will exhibit at Hannover Messe, the world’s largest manufacturing industry trade fair, being held April 24 – 28 in the German provincial capital.

Led by the Ministry of Economy and the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi, the 1,300 square metre UAE pavilion will host federal, semi-government and prominent private sector industry bodies and manufacturers.

This year the pavilion, which is split across two halls, showcases technological developments and investment opportunities within the UAE, providing an expected audience of 250,000 international visitors and stakeholders with detailed insights into national economic trends. According to the Ministry’s latest statistics, the industrial sector currently accounts for 16% of the UAE’s GDP, with a total of roughly AED 477 billion (USD 130 billion) invested by the end of 2016.

The UAE Pavilion at Hannover Messe 2016

Experience the Last Dinner Served on the Titanic

On 14 and 15 April 2017, Bord Eau, one of the most revered restaurants in Abu Dhabi nestled within the main lobby of Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, will restore the legacy of fine dining by presenting a lavish 10-course menu originally served to the first-class passengers aboard the Titanic on 14 April 1912.

This will be the second year that the five-star property hosts the lavish dining experience, following its huge success in 2016 when tables sold out in less than three hours that they had to host it for a second night. History has repeated itself this year, and the dinner will be hosted on Friday April 14 and Saturday April 15 from 6.30pm. Tourists and residents in the capital are invited to savour the 10-course meal with wine pairing following a welcome service of canapes and champagne for AED 496*.

Bord Eau’s opulent dining room will be transformed into the Titanic’s first-class cabin, with two-Michelin-star Executive Chef Mansour Memarian creating a symphony of flavours that will transport diners back to the Edwardian era of haute cuisine.  Guests, who are encouraged to dress elegantly, will be entertained by jazz favourites across the decades.

Back in 1912, the Titanic’s first-class passengers paid for the ocean voyage’s privately hosted and opulent feast an equivalent of US$124,000 in today’s currency.  Unbeknownst to them, they would face tragedy hours after, with only a few survivors to tell the tale of their last glorious meal.

“This year, Bord Eau is once again set to steer patrons towards an exclusive experience.  The last dinner on the Titanic epitomises the finest gastronomic journey worth telling, where guests’ experiences are not limited by their imagination.  The savoir faire, sumptuous food and lively entertainment – coupled with a touch of history – are elegantly intertwined to give an unparalleled dining experience,” said Mr. Thomas Guss, the hotel’s general manager.

Bord Eau’s timeless hospitality always meets expectations, resulting in satisfied guests.  With these special offers, it is bound to surpass those expectations.  As seats are limited, guests are encouraged to book in advance.

For bookings, please call 02 509 8555 or email