Popular restaurant at the DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island – ‘Vespa’ has undergone a culinary revival at the hands of Italian Sous Chef Luca Edoardo Napoleone, who has transformed the menu at the restaurant with inspiration drawn from the diverse landscape of various parts of Italy.
Vespa – a fun, friendly, family-style Italian restaurant, is set to take diners on a culinary journey through Europe, with dishes drawn from Chef Luca’s extensive experience as a chef in Italy, France and the UK.
Signature dish at Vespa is the pan-fried Mediterranean Seabass Fillet served with homemade focaccia, which transports the diner to the shores of the Mediterranean. This dish is especially memorable for Chef Luca because is really blends all the flovours of Italy in one plate.
The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, houses some of the world’s most recognised brands, selling the most sought-after items. This Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year, Abu Dhabi’s luxury shopping destination has handpicked the top gifts to help you find the perfect present.
Danat Al Ain Resort, a five-star resort retreat in the picturesque Garden City, unveils its amazing stay offers with best available room rates and appealing dining experiences for the tourist season in the UAE.
McGettigan’s, the award-winning Irish bar and restaurant which opened its doors at Danat Al Ain Resort will be offering four drink vouchers per room per night to guests staying at the resort. The city’s first McGettigan’s is open from noon until 2 am from Saturday to Wednesday and from noon to 4 am on Thursday and Fridays.
Ahmed Margoushy, General Manager of Danat Al Ain Resort said: “Our team is continuously striving to offer our guests a memorable experience of a vacation with excellent relaxation, a wonderful climate, good food and drinks and amazing time spent with friends and family. McGettigan’s, known for its fun parties, live music, top pub grub and upbeat Friday nights recently opened its doors at our hotel, and we are optimistic this move will take the community by storm. We look forward to hosting our guests and ensuring their stay with us is surpassing their expectations.”
Abu Dhabi, UAE: Reem Weekend, created by Aldar Properties, welcomed over 8000 visitors last weekend. Following the huge visitor response, the event will return on 26th and 27th of January 2018. Reem Weekend brings together shopping, music, sport, entertainment and food. The event is free and open to the public from 3pm-11pm.
Organic food producers and food trucks will provide visitors with a wide variety of international and local cuisines. This will be complemented by street performances, flower and honey markets, fitness sessions as well as adventure and sporting activities such as yoga sessions, climbing walls, and trampolines. For children, a dedicated kids zone, cooking, art and science workshops, will be on offer.
Reem Weekend supports Aldar’s destination development strategy, which aims to raise the standard of living for all people living and visiting the Emirate through the creation of vibrant, mixed-use communities and the provision of a diverse range of housing choices.
Yas Mall, the largest mall in Abu Dhabi, is the only mall in the UAE to extend its sale until 31st January, enabling its visitors take advantage of incredible discounts and special offers. Yas Mall’s sales are known to offer incredible value, and now with this extended sale, there’s nothing stopping visitors from finding amazing deals!
For those looking to refresh their wardrobe or home, Yas Mall’s extended sale will include discounts across the mall including popular brands such as Debenhams, Centrepoint, The One, Virgin Megastore, Stadium, H&M, House of Fraser, plus many more.
Catering to a wide audience, the sale will include further reductions across all segments including fashion & accessories, sports, electronics and home furnishing so that there is something for everyone. Many people in the UAE began their year travelling and by extending the sale for an extra 5 days, this gives them the opportunity to access the spectacular discounts that Yas Mall has to offer.
Guests are invited to celebrate Chinese New Year 2018 with an authentic experience on Al Maryah Island, from 15th to 17th February. Visitors will enjoy an array of events on offer, from traditional Chinese dances and entertainment, to enigmatic performances from the Far East, and a delicious food market. Abu Dhabi’s business and lifestyle destination will be filled with authentic experiences for all ages to enjoy, with an impressive firework display on 16th February at 9pm.
Known for hosting one of the most spectacular Chinese New Year celebrations in the UAE, Al Maryah Island’s waterfront Promenade and The Galleria on Al Maryah Island’s interior will be transformed into an illuminating display of Chinese lanterns and decorations. A stunning Tree of Fortune (Ang Pao) will be located in The Galleria Ground Floor ‘Great Room’, where visitors can make a Chinese New Year wish. Throughout the weekend on the glistening waterfront Promenade, residents and visitors will experience the roaming entertainment of lion dancers, special performances by a Chinese opera singer, and will also be transfixed by the cultural art of Chinese folk and fan dancing, along with an array of delicious Chinese cuisine to try.
Little ones will adore the hands-on activities such as origami making and Chinese paper lanterns, as well as kite designing and face painting. The public will be enchanted with the arts and crafts section, showcasing Chinese calligraphy, paper marbling and the customary Chinese New Year Red Packet.
Young star players from New York City FC took in the sights and sounds of Abu Dhabi as part of a whirlwind tour of the UAE capital.
The Major League Soccer players got to visit many of Abu Dhabi’s notable landmarks while they filmed two video projects with Etihad that will be released this season.
The players, who were in the UAE for the first time, enjoyed driving around the home of the FORMULA ONE ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX – Yas Marina Circuit, visited the newly opened Louvre museum, the iconic Grand Mosque, Saadiyat Beach Club and Etihad Towers, as well as enjoyed cultural activities on a traditional Desert Safari.
The pinnacle of world triathlon, the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi, will return to the UAE’s capital on 2 and 3 March 2018 bringing together 120 of the world’s best triathletes, including Olympic medalists and World Champions.
2018 marks the fourth year that Abu Dhabi will host the season-opening race before it heads to eight countries across five different continents.
The event will take place at Abu Dhabi’s iconic sporting venue, Yas Island, where 4,000 amateur triathletes will have the unique chance to race on the same course as the world’s best. The Abu Dhabi event features Sprint, Olympic and the brand new Middle distance for amateur adults, in addition to the newly-introduced dedicated waves for para-triathletes. First timers and seasoned para-triathletes will have the chance to rub shoulders and compete alongside inspirational heroes of Paralympic triathlon including; World and European Champion and Rio 2016 Paralympic Gold medalist, Andy Lewis and Mohamed Lahna, the Bronze medalist at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.
Date : 2 & 3 March 2018
Venue : Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Register : www.AbuDhabi.Triathlon.Org/Enter
Defending Champion Tommy Fleetwood, World No.1 Dustin Johnson, four time Major Champion Rory McIlroy, Olympic gold, silver and bronze medallists, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Matt Kuchar and past champions Paul Casey and Martin Kaymer were joined by a host of the world’s best golfers to mark the new year in Abu Dhabi.
In a back-to-school style class photo with the iconic Falcon Clubhouse of the Abu Dhabi Golf club serving as a dramatic backdrop, the strength of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA field, taking place 18 – 21 January, was displayed in all its glory.
The 126-man line-up includes six of the world’s top 15 ranked players, eleven major champions with 18 major titles between them, 26 Ryder Cup players, seven former Abu Dhabi champions, 397 European Tour victories, 94 PGA Tour wins, 87 of the top 100 on the final 2017 European Tour Ranking and 30 nationalities represented.