Monthly Archives: June 2017

No Card, No Problem. You Can Now Pay For Your Careem Ride In Abu Dhabi Using Cash

Careem, the Dubai headquartered, ride-hailing app, has today announced that Abu Dhabi customers can now pay for their trips using cash. This follows on from an announcement back in February that Careem was resuming full service in the capital with both instant and scheduled rides. Car types in Abu Dhabi are Limo (Lexus cars) and MiniVan (Toyota Previas) and the minimum fare is AED 40. Back in 2013 Saudi Arabia was the first market Careem introduced cash payment into due to the heavy cash-based economy.

As the only ride-hailing app operating in Abu Dhabi, Careem will continue to introduce new components to the service to help improve customer experience and to make Careem an affordable and reliable way to get around the city.

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Yas Mall Launches First-Ever 24 Hours Mega Sale In Abu Dhabi From 25th June – 26th June

Yas Mall, as the leading retail, leisure and entertainment destination, will open for 24 hours during Eid Al Fitr. Starting on 25th June, Yas Mall will launch a Mega Sale with over 300 brands unleashing discounts of up to 90%, guaranteeing the best Eid celebrations in the capital. Most stores will open around the clock with exciting hourly specials post-midnight including Geant, Home Centre, Hamely’s, House of Fraser, Tryano, Vox Cinemas, Ferrari World, Fun Works, Ikea and Ace Hardware.

Opening from 10:00am on 25th June until 10:00am 26th June, Yas Mall will be the place to celebrate Eid Al Fitr, with its amazing mix of live entertainment, spectacular Mega sale offers and exciting hourly prizes and giveaways, such as a return Etihad Airways Business Class flight. Shoppers will also be given the chance to double your “early bird” coupons for a chance to win a brand new electric Tesla car, and the winner will be announced during Eid Al Adha.

Yas Mall will host a parade of performances by jugglers, dancers and musicians for some unforgettable hourly live entertainment for the entire family.

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Hilton And Miral Announce Plans For Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island Resort

Hilton today announced that Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island Resort will be part of the AED12 billion development plan announced by Miral for the southern end of Yas Island, in efforts to further position the island among the world’s most sought-after destinations by 2022.

B.R. Kiran, Chief Portfolio Officer of Miral said: “We are proud to announce our partnership with Hilton which represents another milestone in our journey to establish Yas Island as a top global destination. The creation of a world-class family resort at the heart of Yas Bay, our iconic waterfront development, will provide visitors with a five-star opportunity to extend their leisure and business stays and enjoy the unique attractions and memorable experiences that only Yas Island can offer.”

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island Resort, opening in 2019, will be located in the Yas Bay, a 3-kilometre stretch that is anticipated to become one of the most iconic and vibrant waterfront destinations in the region. The resort’s facilities will include a multi-purpose conference centre, seven dining outlets and an innovative urban beach concept with an infinity pool suspended above the waters of the Arabian Gulf. The resort is also nearby the 18,000 capacity Yas Arena, a multi-purpose indoor arena designed to host large and intimate scale events including sporting competitions, major cultural performances, concerts and MICE activities.

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The Mall At World Trade Center Abu Dhabi Invites Children To Explore Exciting And Fun Activities This Summer

With the school year coming to an end, The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (The Mall at WTCAD) is inviting children on their next adventure by launching their indoor summer camp from 9th July – 17th August.

To keep the summer holiday’s interesting, The Mall at WTCAD has introduced an exciting range of activities and events tailored especially for children. Collaborating with KoolKidz, Primal Gym, and The Art Hub, The Mall at WTCAD will offer a wide range of entertainment sports and arts classes that seek to both promote children’s physical and mental well-being.

As a community mall in the heart of Abu Dhabi, The Mall at WTCAD has introduced the children’s summer camp to provide both working and non-working parents with a haven in which their children can learn, play and explore during the holidays.

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The Children Summer Camp at The Mall at WTCAD

  • Dates: 9th July – 17th Aug
  • Timings & Prices:

8:30 am – 1:30 am, AED 125 per day or AED 520 per week

8:30 am – 5:30 pm, AED 150 per day or AED 620 per week

(15% for siblings)

(30% on full payment for the entire 6 weeks


Coffee Club ME Opens Its First Outlet In Khalifa City 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 12.

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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Abu Dhabi Records 1.6 Million Hotel Guest Arrivals In Q1 2017

New figures from the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, show that emirate welcomed 1.6 million guests in the first quarter of 2017, recording a 7 percent growth compared to the same period last year.

The month of April has continued to build on the strong performance of the opening quarter of the year, posting a year-on-year increase of 15 percent in hotel guest arrivals. Each of the six international tier-one markets of China, India, the United Kingdom, UK, the United States, US, Germany and Saudi Arabia have shown growth. Domestic numbers also grew impressively in April to reach 130,000. Each of the emirate’s three districts – Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra regions – have experienced an upturn in arrivals.

Saif Saeed Ghobash, Director-General of TCA Abu Dhabi, said, “Efforts to stimulate interest in our destinations continue unabated and we are encouraged by our latest hotel guest arrival results, which show strong progress. As we expand our year-round programme of events and develop new cultural and family attractions, we expect even greater traction in enticing people to explore the emirate.

“Our inaugural Culture Summit in April brought together leaders of the world’s art, media and cultural policy communities from 80 countries, while the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair attracted more than 300,000 visitors. Both these events contributed to highlighting our vision of developing the emirate into a thriving cultural hub and a global cultural destination,” he added.