Monthly Archives: December 2017

Louvre Abu Dhabi To Display Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi

Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism has announced that it has acquired Leonardo da Vinci’smasterpiece Salvator Mundi. The work, hailed as one of the greatest artistic rediscoveries of the last 100 years, will go on display at Louvre Abu Dhabi, alongside another da Vinci masterpiece, La Belle Ferronnière,which is currently on loan from musée du Louvre.

Painted by one of history’s greatest and most renowned artists, Salvator Mundi is one of fewer than 20 known surviving paintings by the Italian Renaissance master. Dating from around 1500, it is an oil on panel painting depicting a half-length figure of Christ as Saviour of the World, facing the viewer, and dressed in flowing robes of lapis and crimson. The figure holds a crystal orb in his left hand as he raises his right hand in benediction.

His Excellency Mohamed Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture & Tourism said: “We are delighted to be displaying Salvator Mundi, part of Leonardo da Vinci’s rich legacy, at Louvre Abu Dhabi. This is in line with our ambition to share this extraordinary museum with the world, and our mission to inspire a new generation of cultural leaders and creative thinkers to contribute to our rapidly-changing and tolerant nation.”

Louvre Abu Dhabi to display Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi (PRNewsfoto/Abu Dhabi Culture & Tourism)

Get Ready For Some ‘Holiday Fun’ This Season At The Mall At World Trade Center Abu Dhabi

 The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (The Mall at WTCAD), the shopping destination at the heart of the capital, is inviting friends and families to have fun this holiday season with amazing performances first seen in Abu Dhabi.

These festivities start with the spectacular ‘Lighting the Grand Holiday Tree’ ceremony from on 8th December, where guests gather to not only be around the astonishingly tall tree, but also watch the 7 Sopranos Band coming straight from Australia to give an amazing performance to the visitors. The 7 Sopranos, named as “Australia’s most beautiful voices,” are an ensemble of talented and passionate women who have a commanding stage presence and vocal prowess without microphones. 

For two days, on 14th & 15th December, the international favorite show Britain’s Got Talent Finalists ‘Vadik and The Bear’ comes packed with laughter and action. Fantastic performances will bring guests to amazements and carry smiles all around The Mall.

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Celebrate The Festive Season With The Galleria On Al Maryah Island In Abu Dhabi

Zuma Abu Dhabi

Zuma Abu Dhabi will be celebrating Christmas with its award-winning brunch on Friday 22nd December. Enjoy brunch with seasonally inspired dishes and desserts, as well as the usual Zuma signature favourites. Santa himself will be making a visit with personalised gifts for every child.

From young families and foodies to late night lounge-lovers, Zuma Abu Dhabi will be celebrating the New Year to suit all tastes. Whatever the preference, you will be sure to welcome in 2018 in style so make sure you dress to impress.

Festive Brunch

  • Friday 22ndDecember
  • kitsu – the healthy brunch including Zuma cleansers and non-alcoholic beverages for AED 345
  • kowaku – the glamour brunch including sparkling, sommeliers selection of grape and hops for AED 445
  • kyasha – the luxury brunch including premium bubbly, Japanese tasters, sommeliers selection of grape and hops AED 555
  • kodomo – kids up to the age of 12 for AED 150
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Celebrate The Festive Season With The Galleria On Al Maryah Island In Abu Dhabi

Coya Abu Dhabi

Greet 2018 with a colourful and sweet New Year’s Eve at Coya. The menu at Coya speaks to the modern and sophisticated taste buds of the city’s residents with multidimensional, contemporary Peruvian cuisine, which has over time been influenced by Japanese, African, Spanish and Chinese gastronomy.

New Year’s Eve

  • Sunday 31stDecember
  • AED 990 minimum spend per person
  • AED 1290 minimum spend per person for premium terrace tables
  • Dress code is glamorous chic and black tie

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Location: The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Level 1/near the Four Seasons hotel

Celebrate The Festive Season With The Galleria On Al Maryah Island In Abu Dhabi

La Petite Maison Abu Dhabi

This festive season is the perfect time to visit the newly opened La Petite Maison Abu Dhabi. French Mediterranean cuisine blended and evolved with influences of Ligurian Italy across the border. Local produce, notably artichokes, courgettes, lemons, olives, tomatoes, peppers and girolles are used generously with seafood, meat and fresh pasta to produce a style that’s light and healthy.

Christmas Day

  • Sunday 25thDecember
  • A la carte menu, subject to change because of chef’s use of daily products

New Year’s Eve 

  • Sunday 31stDecember
  • A surprise themed party with DJ
  • Minimum spend inside AED 850 per person and AED 1000 for the outside terrace
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Celebrate The Festive Season With The Galleria On Al Maryah Island In Abu Dhabi

Roberto’s Abu Dhabi

Under the overall direction of Chief Culinary Advisor, 2 Star Michelin chef Enrico Bartolini, Roberto’s Abu Dhabi presents a truly cosmopolitan experience for the more discerning culinary crowds of the capital. The Italian eatery will be offering an exquisite range of dining options during the festive period, with scenic indoor and outdoor seating right on the waterfront.

Festive Aperitivo

  • Friday 1stuntil Saturday 30thDecember between 4pm and 8pm
  • Prices starting from AED 28 to AED 38
  • A complimentary light snack with every drink order

Festive Corporate Menu

  • Friday 1stuntil Saturday 23rdDecember between 12pm and 11pm
  • 3-course set menu starting from AED 250
    • Soft drink package for 1 hour for AED 50 AED with 1 mocktail
    • Soft drink package for 2 hours for AED 80 AED with 1 mocktail
    • Soft drink package for 3 hours for AED 100 with 1 mocktail
    • Alcoholic package for 2 hours for AED 180 AED with house wine and beer
    • Alcoholic package for AED 300 with premium beverages

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Celebrate The Festive Season With The Galleria On Al Maryah Island In Abu Dhabi

Zuma Abu Dhabi

Zuma Abu Dhabi will be celebrating Christmas with its award-winning brunch on Friday 22nd December. Enjoy brunch with seasonally inspired dishes and desserts, as well as the usual Zuma signature favourites. Santa himself will be making a visit with personalised gifts for every child.

From young families and foodies to late night lounge-lovers, Zuma Abu Dhabi will be celebrating the New Year to suit all tastes. Whatever the preference, you will be sure to welcome in 2018 in style so make sure you dress to impress.

Festive Brunch

  • Friday 22ndDecember
  • kitsu – the healthy brunch including Zuma cleansers and non-alcoholic beverages for AED 345
  • kowaku – the glamour brunch including sparkling, sommeliers selection of grape and hops for AED 445
  • kyasha – the luxury brunch including premium bubbly, Japanese tasters, sommeliers selection of grape and hops AED 555
  • kodomo – kids up to the age of 12 for AED 150

New Year’s Eve

  • Sunday 31stDecember
  • Young families can opt for an earlier sitting in the main restaurant from 7pm or 7.30pm, a la carte and child friendly menu
  • DJ and live music from 9pm, restaurant table reservations with a minimum spend of AED 1,000 per person
  • Bar will serve cocktails and bar bites menu

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Location: The Galleria Al Maryah Island, South Pavilion

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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SENAAT Hosts Traditional Festivities To Celebrate The UAE’s 46th National Day

Senaat (“Senaat” or “the Group”), owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, one of the largest industrial investment holding companies in the UAE, today joined nationwide celebrations for the UAE’s 46th National Day.

All employees gathered for a show of solidarity to honour the spirit of the union and celebrate the nation’s 46 years of commendable success, engaging with traditional craftsmen and folklore performers for a refreshing journey through the UAE’s rich culture and heritage. They also participated in quiz competition to enlighten their knowledge about the country’s insightful history and its major achievements.

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