Monthly Archives: May 2017

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas Abu Dhabi Welcomes The Holy Month Of Ramadan

Ramadan at Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas Abu Dhabi captures the true essence of Arabian tradition with a warm ambiance offering the ultimate destination for an unforgettable Ramadan experience. From lavish iftars to mouthwatering suhours and traditional Oud music, fully embrace Ramadan traditions this season by sharing unique experiences with family and friends at Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas Abu Dhabi.

Anantara Eastern Mangroves

Further information, timings & prices

Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara

Dining: Ingredients – Iftar from sunset to 10.00 pm, AED 185* per person; Suhour Tent – Suhour from 10.00 pm – 3:30 am, AED 100* per person. For table bookings call +971 2 656 1000 or email emdining@anantara.com

Spa: 45-min Traditional Turkish Hammam for AED 300*. Pick & Mix special, 90-min bespoke spa journey for AED 550*. Complimentary Massage Upgrade: book any 60-min massage and get a complimentary upgrade to a 90-min massage.  Summer Bounce Back Vouchers: for every AED 100 spent on spa treatments, receive a voucher of AED 25 to redeem on your next visit. For bookings, call +971 2 656 1000 or email easternmangroves_spa@anantara.com

Wellness: Ramadan Detox Yoga Challenge, from every Sunday from 28 May till 18 June 2017, from 7.15 to 8.15 pm. AED 270 (net). Booking is essential. Call +971 2 656 1000 or email emlifestyle@anantara.com

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Timings: Suhail – From sunset to 10.30 pm

Prices: Iftar Set Menu – AED 210* per person

Address & Reservations: Qasr Al Sarab, United Arab Emirates. For reservations please call +971 2 895 8700 or email crome@anantara.com

Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts

Timings: Al Shams, Savannah Grill and Olio– Iftar from sunset to 10.30 pm

Prices: Iftar Set Menu – AED 105* per person; Suhour – AED 85*

Ramadan Day Visit: Daily from 2.00 pm to 10.00 pm from AED 300*. Includes complimentary pool and beach access, nature and wildlife drive and four course Iftar menu

Wildlife Summer Special: Book a Nature and Wildlife Drive and receive a second activity complimentary. Available from 28 May to 14 August (except 22 to 27 June)

Spa: Save 30% on treatments from AED 280*, with a minimum duration of one hour; book a couple’s treatment and receive a complimentary 30 Minute Head and Scalp Massage or 30 Minute Foot Massage for Two, from AED 900* per couple

Address & Reservations: Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts, Abu Dhabi. For reservations please call +971 2 895 8700 or email crome@anantara.com

Coffee Club ME Opens Its First Outlet In Abu Dhabi At Al Forsan Village

Coffee lovers in the UAE’s capital city now have the perfect breakfast destination within their reach. The Coffee Club (TCC), an Australian coffee house-style café chain operating internationally, has opened its latest outlet in Al Forsan Village – Town Square.

Renowned for its extensive breakfast menu and relaxed ambience, The Coffee Club is an excellent addition to the retail and hospitality offerings of Al Forsan Village, an exclusive suburban enclave poised to become one of Abu Dhabi’s premier residential addresses.  The addition of the Town Square outlet will take the total number of TCC outlets in the UAE to 7.

Town Square hosts a range of upscale retail outlets as well as an exquisite collection of dining venues and pavement cafés. With its atmosphere reminiscent of a bustling Mediterranean town, it is designed to be the focal point of the Al Forsan Village, a place for people to meet and exchange news and views with family and friends.

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Peaceful Ramadan Stay In The Capital

Delight in your Ramadan celebrations at Centro Capital Centre, Abu Dhabi with a stay package offering the best value.

Located just a few minutes’ drive from iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, we are now offering a perfect Ramadan getaway. Starting from just AED 309*, the package includes:

Delicious iftar buffet at c.taste restaurant
Complimentary upgrade* to the next room category
20% discount on food and beverages and laundry services
24-hour check-in and check-out

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For more information, please visit rotanatimes.com.

du And FLASH Entertainment Proudly Announce Extension Of Region’s First Naming Rights Deal

With a joint commitment to continue providing superior live entertainment experiences to people in the UAE, telecommunications service provider du and FLASH announced an extension to their pioneering deal for the naming rights to the iconic du Arena and du Forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The companies made history in 2012 when they conceptualised and signed the region’s first ever venue naming deal.

The renewed deal will now additionally offer a number of exclusive benefits to du customers including priority tickets with a 20% discount available 48 hours before general release, access to the du Live! VIP Lounge and competitions offering money-can’t-buy ‘Meet & Greets’ with artistes.

Our partnership with FLASH Entertainment has gone from strength to strength over the last four years  du Arena and du Forum are preferred destinations for live entertainment and experiences, and through our continued partnership with FLASH, our vision is to create value for our customers with the highest calibre of live entertainment, bringing them even closer to unmissable events and top-tier artistes. We are proud to be the only telecommunications company to offer them these exclusive experiences’ said Osman Sultan, CEO of du.

Since 2012, over 465,000 fans have been enthralled by more than 80 concerts, shows and festivals at both venues. Signature events held at the du Arena include the Yasalam After-Race Concerts with A-list superstars such as JAY-Z, Paul McCartney and Lionel Richie, plus major world-class performances by The Rolling Stones, Coldplay and Andrea Bocelli.

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Exclusively Bord Eau

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Priced at AED 390+++ per person, the occasion will begin with welcome reception at 6.30 pm where canap’s and a glass of wine will be served. At 7.30 pm, guests will enjoy three-course set menu with grape-pairing beautifully crafted by Chef Jimmy De Almeida.
 
For bookings, please call +971 2 509 8555 or email restaurantreservations.slad@shangri-la.com.

 

Kaspersky Lab’s Statement On Possible Connections Between WannaCry And Lazarus Group

A security researcher from Google posted an artifact on Twitter potentially pointing at a connection between the WannaCry ransomware attacks that recently hit thousands of organizations and private users around the world, and the malware attributed to the infamous Lazarus hacking group, responsible for a series of devastating attacks against government organizations, media and financial institutions. The largest operations linked to the Lazarus group include: the attacks against Sony Pictures in 2014, the Central Bank of Bangladesh cyber heist in 2016 and a subsequent series of similar attacks continued in 2017.

The Google researcher pointed at a WannaCry malware sample which appeared in the wild in February 2017, two months before the recent wave of attacks. Kaspersky Lab’ GReAT researchers analyzed this information, identified and confirmed clear code similarities between the malware sample highlighted by the Google researcher and the malware samples used by the Lazarus group in 2015 attacks.

According to Kaspersky Lab researchers, the similarity of course could be a false flag operation. However, the analysis of the February sample and comparison to WannaCry samples used in recent attacks shows that the code which points at the Lazarus group was removed from the WannaCry malware used in the attacks started last Friday. This can be an attempt to cover traces conducted by orchestrators of the WannaCry campaign.

Although this similarity alone doesn’t allow proof of a strong connection between the WannaCry ransomware and the Lazarus Group, it can potentially lead to new ones which would shed  light on the WannaCry origin which to the moment remains a mystery.

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Mark Memorable Ramadan Moments At Al Raha Beach Hotel

Discover the timeless beauty and grandeur of the Holy Month of Ramadan in the sublimely beautiful settings of Al Raha Beach Hotel. A pearl of hospitality, this luxury beachfront hotel located in the heart of the UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi offers a sumptuous spread of Iftar and Suhoor delights to mark memorable moments with loved ones and friends.

Relish mouthwatering Ramadan Iftar buffet dinners featuring traditional Arabic cuisine with touches of European, Mediterranean and Asian influences at the stylish Sevilla Restaurant boasting an elegant outdoor terrace. Inclusive of water and freshly prepared Ramadan  juices, it is priced at AED 216 net/pp while the Group Early Bird Offer is offered at just AED 180 ++/pp if booked before 27 May.

You may also choose for charming Ramadan Evenings on the Beach at the La Piscine poolside restaurant’s beautiful Gazebos. Set amongst lush tropical greenery and highlighted by sandstone floors and an al fresco terrace, here you can enjoy Hubbly Bubbly, a delightful array of Arabic sweets and Moroccan tea, all priced at just AED 360 net/ for 2 guests.

At the hotel’s lobby, you will be greeted by an authentic welcome of Arabian hospitality featuring a selection of premium dates and Arabic coffee in the timeless Ramadan traditions of this land.

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Mark memorable moments this Holy Month of Ramadan with loved ones and friends at the sublime beauty of Al Raha Beach Hotel. For reservations and further information, call Al Raha Beach Hotel at +971 2 508 0555 or email info.alraha@danathotels.com or visit www.danathotels.com

The Dating Dates At Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan By Rotana

Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana is organizing their third Dates Festival following the Middle Eastern traditions in its young history!

During Ramadan what would be more enjoyable than enhancing the regional traditions and atmospheres? Nothing of course!

The Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana is preparing for the arrival of 6 varieties of dates to suit everyone’s taste. The Dates Festival will take place in The Lobby Lounge in the main entrance of the hotel from May 10th until May 27th.

The benefits of dates on health is very valuable. In addition of being sweet and enjoyable to eat, the digestive, and nutritional importance is considerable! The American Cancer Society recommends a daily consumption of 20 to 35 grams of fibre to enjoy digestive benefits which can be easily reached eating dates. Besides dates feature of helping building healthy muscles and recover from injuries.

Exactly as if your doctor recommended to eat sweets for your health! Would you say no?

The Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana will display, Sillaj, Khudri, Sukkari, Sajee, Majdool and Khalas dates. To accompany these delicacies, pollen water energy drink, dates jam, orange-dates jam, boxes of assorted dates, chocodates, dates pickle, dates achar and dates syrup will be available to discover new sides of this fruit.

The multiculturalism at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana for events such as the Dates Festival are embraced such as many more. For more information call the +971 (0)2 657 0200 or e-mail thelounge.khalidiya@rotana.com

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Royal Catering Opens Delecto – A Boutique Retail And Gourmet Dining Destination In The Heart Of Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi-based home-grown company, Royal Catering, is pleased to introduce Delecto – an original and long-awaited boutique retail and gourmet dining concept that brings Royal Catering’s culinary creations and unparalleled quality and service together, under one roof.

Featuring a perfectly orchestrated showroom with eight bespoke, themed culinary corners, the space flanks an open kitchen through which Delecto’s visitors can observe the skilled chefs and chocolatiers crafting magnificent meals and handmade delicacies.

Complementing the dining experience is Delecto’s specialty boutique retail offer, which is the perfect place to buy food, cakes, gifts and hampers for special occasions, and taste a variety of mouth-watering samples.

“Royal Catering is renowned country-wide for producing superior quality culinary creations.  The Delecto idea came about as a result of the continued feedback Royal catering has received for over a decade from our valued guests who want to regularly enjoy the warm hospitality and unmatched excellence that Royal Catering provides,said, Dr. B.R.Shetty, Chairman, Royal Catering.

Delecto is a contemporary and stylish destination that provides guests with a distinctive experience by offering boutique retail that features Royal Catering’s signature sweets, savoury and boutique gifts.

The culinary corners embody the style and character of the food being offered – from the Arabic Sweet Counter, Chocolate Section, Pastry and Bakery, to the Grill, Sushi Counter, Salad Bar, Pizza and Pasta Station and the Mediterranean section.

The charcoal Grill will be a crowd favourite, as well as the colourful Sushi Counter, which features the freshest sashimi, sushi, maki and tamaki– all prepared to perfection, with authentic flavours and presentation.

Delecto’s Pizzeria will boast a selection of pizzas that fuse the freshest combination of flavours and ingredients, whilst the Pastaria offers an assortment of homemade pastas, cooked in an open and interactive kitchen in a la minute.  Both are great choices for dining-in or take-away.

Delecto offers the region’s widest selection of cakes, international sweets and pastries, biscuits and cookies.  All varieties of baked breads, as well as cakes for any occasion feature in Delecto’s outstanding Bakery.

The Arabic Sweet Counter is a showpiece for Royal Catering’s skilful master chefs, while expert Chocolatiers have created a Chocolate section like no other – using exceptional flavour combinations and garnishes to create special delicacies, carved by hand or using a uniquely created mould and specialty chocolate imported from Belgium

Tunisian sweets, which are known for their intricate designs and intrinsic link to celebrating life’s important moments, as well as Turkish delights, created with love and perfection by expert Turkish Chef, are expertly made and prepared in a visually stunning platter for Delecto guests to enjoy.

In addition to our outstanding boutique retail, Delecto offers a sensational selection of specially crafted meals and is the perfect destination for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in-between.

“Our customers are most welcome to dine-in and enjoy the elegance synonymous with the Royal Catering brand, or alternatively, Delecto also delivers, and is available for takeaway, private and corporate functions.  We also offer bespoke corporate-branded boxes, which are customized to suit customer preferences,said Dr. B.R.Shetty, Chairman, Royal Catering.

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Delecto is located in CI Tower, Al Bateen Street, Abu Dhabi and is open from 7 AM until 12 Midnight, daily, for dine-in, take-away or delivery.  For more information, contact +971 496 3444.