Monthly Archives: December 2017

Sheikh Zayed Mosque Receives 400,000 Worshipers In November

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque has received 440,000 worshipers of various nationalities from inside and abroad during the month of November, according to the mosque’s centre.

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre in a report also mentioned the visits of a number of Arab and foreign top officials, who paid tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, during their visits, recalling Sheikh Zayed’s noble values and wise approach.

The report also shed light on the mosque’s participation in the UAE Flag Day, and the UAE National Day, as well as other national events.

Bosnia Pavilion At Global Village Is A Passage Into Balkan Culture

The Bosnia and the Balkans pavilion is the latest addition to Global Village, the region’s first and largest multi-cultural festival park. It provides an important window into the heritage and culture of the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is similar in many respects to the cultures of people in the Arab world. It has more than 28 exhibitors offering traditional products, handcrafts and artifacts.

The pavilion of Bosnia and the Balkans is located on the western side of the Main Cultural Stage at Global Village, right next to the Americas pavilion. It features an antique black top-of-the-mountain facade decorated with streets and buildings of its Baščaršija region and reflects the influence of Ottoman architecture in Bosnia. The pavilion is also characterized by a wide cultural diversity and guests can feel that they are in the Vienna capital of Austria at one time and in Istanbul or Astana, the historic capital of the Ottoman Empire, at other times. It reflects the fusion of East and West in the country.

The Bosnian pavilion features a coffee shop in its center that offers Bosnian coffee, the backbone of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s social life. Earlier this month, as part of the UAE’s 46th National Day Celebrations, the Bosnia & Balkans Pavilion displayed the largest coffee pot in the world, as certified by the Guinness Book of World Records. It can contain approximately 600 liters of coffee. Organisers at the pavilion had made arrangements to serve Bosnian coffee, poured from the pot, to Global Village guests. The coffee pot is the pride of Bosnia, which has its own distinct and rich coffee culture.

Image Nation Abu Dhabi’s Upcoming Feature Film ‘Shebab Sheyab’ To World Premiere At Palm Springs International Film Festival

The upcoming feature film SHEBAB SHEYAB from Image Nation Abu Dhabi, one of the region’s leading media and entertainment companies, is confirmed to have its world premiere at the prestigious Palm Springs International Film Festival 2018.

Debuting on January 5th, the Arabic-language comedy written and directed by filmmaker and music video pioneer Yasir Al Yasiri, is a story of human adventure and the pursuit of hope, based on the short story (Inheritance of Borrowed Time) from the famous Iraqi poet Karim Al Iraqi.

The narrative follows four elderly men spending the latter years of their lives in a senior home who are down and dejected, until their world is turned around when one of them inherits 50 million dirhams and is able to support the dreams they had all but forgotten.


Yas Mall Spreads Holiday Cheer With 12 Days Of Festivity From 14-25 December

Bringing special holiday cheer to the UAE capital, Yas Mall, the largest mall in Abu Dhabi, is launching its amazing 12 Days of Festivity from 14 to 25 December. Yas Mall will make all childhood dreams come true, with a Santa’s Grotto and a festive market selling exclusive gifts, plus an astounding giant-size calendar containing spectacular prizes to be won every day.

Welcoming everyone for the holidays, Yas Mall will be transformed into a sensational winter wonderland with festive decorations, including a dazzling festive tree. What sets Yas Mall’s 12 Days of Festivity apart is its incredible Spend &Win competition, where everyone who spends AED 300 will have the chance to win remarkable daily prizes from its giant-size festive calendar. Across the 12 days, prizes will include an Apple product, a Dimond ring and a staycation in Abu Dhabi package. It’s a promotion not to be missed!

To making it the perfect holiday destination, Yas Mall has collaborated with its retailers to create an extraordinary festive market. Bespoke stalls from, Candylicious, Carluccio’s, Cinnabon, Hallmark, Laduree, Lush, THE One, The Toy Store, Tim Horton’s and Virgin Megastore, will be selling wonderful festive-inspired items, giving visitors the ideal opportunity to buy gifts for their loved ones while experiencing the joyous atmosphere.

Magical Festive Season

The Festive Season is just around the corner and we have several exciting celebrations prepared specially for you to send ripples of joy across all our hearts. Here at Shangri-La we get right into the Christmas spirit, with festive games for the kids as well as ensuring Santa takes time out of his busy schedule to visit our young diners during our Festive experiences. You can also find dining experiences to suit all tastes from a traditional Christmas buffet to a set menu at one of our specialty restaurants. If it is a New Year’s Eve celebration you are looking for, then look no further! Discover an array of delicious culinary masterpieces across all of our restaurants while being immersed in an incredible atmosphere of live performances and a fireworks extravaganza at midnight, this year is not one to be missed!

Wishing you a very happy Festive Season!

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Zaatar w Zeit Unveils Newly Refurbished Outlet At Abu Dhabi Mall

Cravia, the parent company of Cinnabon, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Zaatar w Zeit, and Five Guys, has announced the relaunch of Zaatar w Zeit’s newly refurbished outlet in Abu Dhabi mall. The revamped branch is now welcoming customers to discover its fresh new look, which captures the character of the popular urban eatery.

Mahmoud Harb, Director of Operations at Cravia, commented: “We are constantly striving to enhance the Zaatar w Zeit dining experience for our valued customers, and we are pleased to have unveiled a new look that complements the restaurant’s fresh and nourishing menu. Zaatar w Zeit has become a household name and we are proud of its success; to meet growing demand we are expanding in the UAE with five new outlets due to open between now and 2018. We look forward to this, and to welcoming our customers back to a new and improved Zaatar w Zeit experience at Abu Dhabi Mall.”

Zaatar w Zeit’s newly refurbished Abu Dhabi mall branch features comfortable seating set off by modern décor that is characterised by wooden and metal interiors. As always, Zaatar w Zeit’s enthusiastic team will be serving up the restaurant’s delicious variety of signature wraps, salads, platters and desserts in a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere.

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Yas Mall Showcases Latest Fashion Trend With Its Modest Fashion Weekend

Proving that modesty is the new elegance, Yas Mall, the largest mall in Abu Dhabi and leading retailer hub for Yas Island, launched the Modest Fashion from 7-9 December. With incredible catwalks and interactive activations, the event was a huge success, inspiring thousands of women to try this global new fashion trend.

The stylish three-day event featured inspirational catwalks from Yas Mall’s retailers including House of Fraser, Debenhams, H&M, Marks & Spencer, Louzan, Promod, Sfera, Stradivarius, Hanayen, Reiss, New Look, Lipsy, Karen Millen, Shoe Gallery & Juicy Couture, Desigual, Vincci, Parfois, Pinko & Jigsaw.