Al Wahda Mall, an Iconic landmark &favourite shopping destination located in the heart of Abu Dhabi city displays ‘This is Muhammad’ – World’s largest book. The book weighing 1500 kg, is the first Arabic book to be included in the Guinness Book of World Records. A signing ceremony to initiate the display was held between H.E. Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Awlaqi, Chairman of Mashahad International Group and Mr. Mohammad Nauman Thakur, General Manager, Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi on May 25, 2017 at the mall management office.
The book measuring five meters in length, eight meters in width, consists of431 pages has already achieved 5 Guinness World Records: the largest, the longest, widest, heaviest and the most expensive book in the world.
As a part of the mall’s Ramadan initiatives, the book will be on display throughout the Holy month of Ramadan and the days of Eid Al Fitr topromote the nations culture of tolerance.
UAE residents and international travellers are being encouraged to purchase their 2017 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX tickets now within the 30 per cent discount period – a AED 600 saving, which runs until Wednesday 31st May.
Organisers are urging entertainment seekers, sporting enthusiasts and families alike to purchase their tickets for the biggest event in the sport and entertainment calendar as soon as possible. Interest has already been extremely high with West Grandstand 3-day, West Club 3-day and Abu Dhabi Hill 2-day tickets having already sold out with only a limited number of 3-days Abu Dhabi Hill tickets now available.
With an F1 ticket race goers will not only be able to witness world-class Formula 1 racing action but will also be able to enjoy four days of on and off-track entertainment.
The best early bird discount of 30% ends at midnight on 31 May. To facilitate demand the Yas Marina Circuit Call Centre will be offer extended operation hours of 9am – 9pm until 31 May. Tickets can be purchased online at www.yasmarinacircuit.comÂ and through the Yas Marina Circuit Call Centre +971 (0) 2 659 9800.
Summer is officially here and while everyone else is planning to run away from the sweltering heat, Danat Hotels & Resorts, the hotels management division of National Corporation for Tourism and Hotels (NCT&H), presents the ideal summer destination to create that priceless summer memories!
Take the trip with your family and friends to any of Danat Hotels & Resorts’ exciting hotels located in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain and choose your preferred getaway of beach, desert or city destination.
Manoj Kanwal, Danat Operations Director, said: “We invite residents to plan now for their family summer holiday and enjoy the best time together at Danat Hotels & Resorts. We offer the best summer experience the region has to offer. Each of our distinct destinations reflect the ‘Danat Experience’ delivered through our friendly and personalised service, first-rate facilities and splendid dining options.”
For more information on the summer rates, visit danathotels.com.
Michelle Kwan, two-time Olympic medallist, five-time World champion and nine-time U.S. champion, visited Zayed Sports City Ice Rink to skate with Emirati Olympic hopeful Zahra Lari on Wednesday 24 May. The venue is the only skating rink in the city and is open to the public year-round.
Popular restaurant Azkadenya is set to open in Abu Dhabi’s Marina Mall this June, introducing a new audience to its much-loved Middle-Eastern dishes with a twist. Hailing from Jordan, where the modern-retro, casual dining concept was an instant hit in cosmopolitan capital Amman when it opened in 2011, this will be the group’s third outpost in the UAE and the first in Abu Dhabi.
A one-of-a-kind dining experience, Azkadenya blends a modern approach to traditional Arabic dishes with quirky interiors. Drawing inspiration from the Middle East back in 1950s right through to the early 90s – eccentric design elements are thrown together with humour to create a feast for the eyes, stomach and soul.
Open daily from 10am to 12am, start the day with Azkadenya’ breakfast menu offering a selection of delicious manaeesh and ‘signature eggs’ such as chakchouka, alongside fresh fruit juices and smoothies.
Embracing the joyful spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (The Mall at WTCAD), hosted a recognition ceremony for its cherished visitors who contributed to Ramadan decoration initiative.
The Mall at WTCAD has invited all its visitors earlier this month to take part in the creative lamp making workshops, offering a chance for everyone to design Ramadan lamps their own way guided by mentors.
The beautiful lamps were lightened at the ceremony by the visitors, filling The Mall with a cheerful and bright atmosphere, decorating The Mall during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Shoppers at Deerfields Mall are being encouraged to donate cash, clothes and more this Holy Month to help people in need.
Deerfields Mall is supporting the charity campaign ‘For your sake, Somalia’, launched by Emirates Red Crescent with Dubai Municipality last month, which aims to raise AED 500 million this year towards humanitarian aid for the famine-hit country.
“As Somalia experiences its worst drought in 25 years, more than 6.2 million people are without food and water. This Ramadan, we are inviting our community to help make this humanitarian effort a success by donating new or unused goods to help Somalis in their time of need,” said Matthew Reay, Director Asset Management, Deerfields Mall, Abu Dhabi.
Visit Deerfield Mall’s Facebook page and website for more details of its Ramadan initiatives.
As the Holy Month of Ramadan approaches, Emirates Park Zoo and Resort will be shifting its opening hours from 4:00 pm – 11 pm daily, giving visitors the opportunity to bond with their families and maximize their zoo experience.
The unique zoo destination welcomes its visitors with new features to including the latest zoo extension, home of the zoo’s resident hippopotamus, Otto the hippo. This venue also showcases new stations such as the Mammal Cave, which composes of more than 16 wildlife species, and the Camel Farm where families and children are invited to interact with the resident camels of the zoo. Moreover, break your fast in the authentic Arabic environment of Al Dar Restaurant. The new menu offers the best of traditional Middle Eastern cuisine including succulent grilled meats, a selection of rice dishes, Fattah, Sambousek, Ful Medammes, and hot and cold mezzeh ideal for an unforgettable Iftar.
Visitors are in for a treat at the Zoo Zip & Climb, a zip lining and tree climbing zone which caters to all ages. Zoo Zip & Climb comprises of separate trails, The Big Adventure for adults and the Junior Climb for children. Each trail covers different zones and gaming steps that take guests to a journey around the petting zoo.
The Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), master developer of major tourism, cultural and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi, announced today the opening of a new sales center at Saadiyat Lagoons district, located at the site of the budding community. The sales center’s convenient location next to New York University Abu Dhabi offers visitors an immersive experience with interactive previews of TDIC’s communities, their surroundings and the numerous facilities close to their new home.
The unveiling of the new center is in response to the growth in sales of available units across Saadiyat Island communities Mamsha Al Saadiyat, Jawaher Saadiyat and the Saadiyat Lagoons District. Visitors to the Lagoons Sales Center will be able to view the various unit types, sizes and locations, accompanying price ranges, and discuss the unique and differentiating features across all of TDIC’s meticulously planned communities with the center’s highly trained staff.
TDIC has partnered with various banks to offer potential homeowners a range of attractive financial offers. For further information, kindly contact: UAE 800 TDIC (8342).
A number of landmark buildings in Abu Dhabi have been illuminated with the colours of the Union Jack flag, in solidarity with the city of Manchester, following the terrorist attack there.
The initiative emanates from the UAE’s solidarity and from its firm position in rejection of terrorism, in all its forms and manifestations.
Iconic buildings lit up in solidarity with Manchester include the Emirates Palace, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi in Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi Global Market, the Marina Mall, the Galleria Mall, the Capital Gate, ADNOC, the Sheikh Zayed Bridge and Hazza bin Zayed Stadium.