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.
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.
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Al Wahda Mall, an Iconic landmark &favourite shopping destination located in the heart of Abu Dhabi city displays ‘This is Muhammad’ – World’s largest book. The book weighing 1500 kg, is the first Arabic book to be included in the Guinness Book of World Records. A signing ceremony to initiate the display was held between H.E. Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Awlaqi, Chairman of Mashahad International Group and Mr. Mohammad Nauman Thakur, General Manager, Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi on May 25, 2017 at the mall management office.
The book measuring five meters in length, eight meters in width, consists of431 pages has already achieved 5 Guinness World Records: the largest, the longest, widest, heaviest and the most expensive book in the world.
As a part of the mall’s Ramadan initiatives, the book will be on display throughout the Holy month of Ramadan and the days of Eid Al Fitr topromote the nations culture of tolerance.
UAE residents and international travellers are being encouraged to purchase their 2017 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX tickets now within the 30 per cent discount period – a AED 600 saving, which runs until Wednesday 31st May.
Organisers are urging entertainment seekers, sporting enthusiasts and families alike to purchase their tickets for the biggest event in the sport and entertainment calendar as soon as possible. Interest has already been extremely high with West Grandstand 3-day, West Club 3-day and Abu Dhabi Hill 2-day tickets having already sold out with only a limited number of 3-days Abu Dhabi Hill tickets now available.
With an F1 ticket race goers will not only be able to witness world-class Formula 1 racing action but will also be able to enjoy four days of on and off-track entertainment.
The best early bird discount of 30% ends at midnight on 31 May. To facilitate demand the Yas Marina Circuit Call Centre will be offer extended operation hours of 9am – 9pm until 31 May. Tickets can be purchased online at www.yasmarinacircuit.comÂ and through the Yas Marina Circuit Call Centre +971 (0) 2 659 9800.
Summer is officially here and while everyone else is planning to run away from the sweltering heat, Danat Hotels & Resorts, the hotels management division of National Corporation for Tourism and Hotels (NCT&H), presents the ideal summer destination to create that priceless summer memories!
Take the trip with your family and friends to any of Danat Hotels & Resorts’ exciting hotels located in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain and choose your preferred getaway of beach, desert or city destination.
Manoj Kanwal, Danat Operations Director, said: “We invite residents to plan now for their family summer holiday and enjoy the best time together at Danat Hotels & Resorts. We offer the best summer experience the region has to offer. Each of our distinct destinations reflect the ‘Danat Experience’ delivered through our friendly and personalised service, first-rate facilities and splendid dining options.”
For more information on the summer rates, visit danathotels.com.
Michelle Kwan, two-time Olympic medallist, five-time World champion and nine-time U.S. champion, visited Zayed Sports City Ice Rink to skate with Emirati Olympic hopeful Zahra Lari on Wednesday 24 May. The venue is the only skating rink in the city and is open to the public year-round.
Popular restaurant Azkadenya is set to open in Abu Dhabi’s Marina Mall this June, introducing a new audience to its much-loved Middle-Eastern dishes with a twist. Hailing from Jordan, where the modern-retro, casual dining concept was an instant hit in cosmopolitan capital Amman when it opened in 2011, this will be the group’s third outpost in the UAE and the first in Abu Dhabi.
A one-of-a-kind dining experience, Azkadenya blends a modern approach to traditional Arabic dishes with quirky interiors. Drawing inspiration from the Middle East back in 1950s right through to the early 90s – eccentric design elements are thrown together with humour to create a feast for the eyes, stomach and soul.
Open daily from 10am to 12am, start the day with Azkadenya’ breakfast menu offering a selection of delicious manaeesh and ‘signature eggs’ such as chakchouka, alongside fresh fruit juices and smoothies.
Embracing the joyful spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (The Mall at WTCAD), hosted a recognition ceremony for its cherished visitors who contributed to Ramadan decoration initiative.
The Mall at WTCAD has invited all its visitors earlier this month to take part in the creative lamp making workshops, offering a chance for everyone to design Ramadan lamps their own way guided by mentors.
The beautiful lamps were lightened at the ceremony by the visitors, filling The Mall with a cheerful and bright atmosphere, decorating The Mall during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Shoppers at Deerfields Mall are being encouraged to donate cash, clothes and more this Holy Month to help people in need.
Deerfields Mall is supporting the charity campaign ‘For your sake, Somalia’, launched by Emirates Red Crescent with Dubai Municipality last month, which aims to raise AED 500 million this year towards humanitarian aid for the famine-hit country.
“As Somalia experiences its worst drought in 25 years, more than 6.2 million people are without food and water. This Ramadan, we are inviting our community to help make this humanitarian effort a success by donating new or unused goods to help Somalis in their time of need,” said Matthew Reay, Director Asset Management, Deerfields Mall, Abu Dhabi.
Visit Deerfield Mall’s Facebook page and website for more details of its Ramadan initiatives.