Monthly Archives: July 2017

Abu Dhabi Rises To Second Place On List Of World’s Best Cities

Abu Dhabi has been named the second-best city in the world to live, work and do business in, overtaking both London and Paris and moving up two places since the last Ipsos City Index. More than 18,000 people, aged between 16 and 64, in 26 countries worldwide were interviewed for the Index, with New York maintaining the overall world number one spot.

The leading destinations were chosen from an overall list of sixty cities, including major hubs like Sydney, Hong Kong, Cape Town, Moscow, Toronto, and many more.


Yas Marina August Listing


From June 24th until September 9th

This summer, spend AED 400 anywhere on Yas Island and #SayYas to a chance to win BIG!

From June 24th until September 9th, the coolest island in Abu Dhabi is giving you the chance to enter a series of exciting prize draws on an instant, daily and weekly basis while being still eligible for the Grand Prize draw of AED 1 million in September! Purchase at anywhere on Yas Island, including Yas Marina, and visit one the redemption kiosks located at Yas Marina Management office and around the Island to register and submit your receipt. You will then receive a message and email on the spot confirming your participation. Once you reach a spend of 400 dirhams you will automatically be entered for the different prize draws.

For more information, visit


50% off this Summer

Ever wanted to throw a yacht party for friends, family or work colleagues? This Summer Safwa Marine are giving you 50% off their standard rates, making private yachting aboard a luxury yacht accessible to everyone.

The fully air-conditioned cabins and living spaces make it possible to cruise in perfect comfort.  Let Safwa Marine entertain you and your guests with exceptional catering packages, fishing classes or even a stop at a deserted island for a swim in the sea. Unwind, relax, and spend time reflecting while soaking in the views.

To enquire, call +971 (0)2 565 1888 or email



The Mall At World Trade Center Abu Dhabi Revives Its Modern Shopping Experience With Exciting Additions

The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (The Mall at WTCAD) has welcomed a number of exciting additions to its diverse mix of retailers, spas and restaurants, to boost its modern shopping experience.

Popular brands Milano and Claire’s, and new beauty concept Honeycomb spa, as well as Hanoi and Sushina restaurants join over 200 stores and 52 dining outlets that together provide visitors and residents with the ideal shopping, dining and social experience.

Clair's in WTCAD

Aldar Academies’ International Baccalaureate Diploma graduates smash world average results for Second Year

For the second consecutive year, graduates of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme at Aldar Academies Al Bateen Academy have smashed the diploma’s world average point score.

Students of the leading private international school in Abu Dhabi achieved an average point score of 32.3, comfortably surpassing the world average of 30.

Aldar Academies Al Bateen Academy_IBDP results 2017

Hop In, Shop In, Work Out With Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan By Rotana

Save the date, invite your friends and join us on the 29th of July from 10:00 AM until 6:30 PM with so much to discover! This day is the perfect opportunity to kickstart your health with nutritional talks, fitness classes and healthy food by our friends from RIPE!

The agenda of the event with all unmissable activities:

9:45 AM: Doors Open

10:00-11:00 AM: Power Toning Class

11:00-12:00 PM: Hoola Hoop Class by Flowground

12:00-1:00 PM: Pilates Reformer Class

1:00 PM: Explore RIPE market for lunch!

2:00-3:00 PM: Nutritional Talk by Mari Aba Hanna

3:00-5:00 PM: Boot Camp Class

5:30-6:00 PM: Aqua Spinning in the Pool by SeaTime

6:00-6:30 PM: Aqua Spinning in the Pool by SeaTime

Guavapas & RIPE Open Day @ Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana

Please head on over to ( to sign up and book into your preferred class before spots are gone!

La Petite Maison Abu Dhabi To Bring French-Style Terrace Dining To The capital

La Petite Maison will take Abu Dhabi residents on a journey to the breezy sun-kissed terraces of the French Riviera filled with the heavenly aroma of a slow roasted black leg chicken and snails in garlic butter this year.

The much-awaited second La Petite Maison in the UAE is set to open soon in Galleria Mall on Al Maryah Island, bringing French-Mediterranean cuisine influenced by Ligurian Italy to gastronomes in the capital.

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InterContinental Abu Dhabi Brings The Best Of Pan Asian Cuisine With An Authentic Flair To Abu Dhabi

InterContinental Abu Dhabi’s latest gastronomic experience Cho Gao has opened at InterContinental Abu Dhabi offering lunch, dinner and casual lounge dining.

Meaning ‘rice market’ in Vietnamese, Cho Gao pairs creative Asian fusion cuisine with culinary expertise, with signature dishes from Indonesian, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine available in a chic and stylish waterfront setting, overlooking the marina.


Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Takes Guests On A Journey Of Discovery On The Largest Natural Island In The U.A.E.

Discover Abu Dhabi’s most treasured island, Sir Bani Yas, through Anantara Resorts. Located on the 87 sq km island, Anantara manages three resorts where guests can indulge their senses in a natural environment with three distinct experiences to fulfill their preferences. The family friendly Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara is decked out in state-of-the-art amenities and styled with eye-catching Arabian touches and antiquities echoing the UAE’s culture and history. Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort is located on the Eastern beach of the island and is reminiscent of an ancient pearl fishing village with contemporary style. Finally, Anantara Al Sahel Villa Resort is nestled within the Arabian Wildlife Park with an African lodge-like ambience.

Guests can experience the wonders of Sir Bani Yas Island in full with Anantara’s variety of land based and water based excursions. “Nature-inspired activities, such as wildlife drives, mountain biking, kayaking, land sailing, hiking, snorkelling, archery and more, are part of the visitor experience at Sir Bani Yas Island.” says Matthew Bottomer, Activities Manager at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts. “Our team, consisting of expert guides from all over the world, are on hand to inform and lead guests though all the activities. We make sure that everyone takes home his or her own amazing story.” he continues.