Summer at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi
Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island is the newest most sought after address for luxury and understated elegance. As the summer months approach, the light, bright waterfront location reveals a summer season of activities and entertainment, as well as a collaboration with Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and the official Summer Season.
Guests can enjoy the new properties convenient location, only 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport. Al Maryah Island presents a vibrant urban community featuring upscale shopping and dining destination, The Galleria mall, accessible by the islands network of climate-controlled, retail lined passageways, ideal to keep cool through the summer months. Four Seasons concierge team can assist guests by curating bespoke, worldclass shopping experiences during their stay, whether holiday making or taking a local staycation.
Fun and laughter awaits little ones with an array of activities and surprises hosted by the renowned Kid’s For All Season’s programme. Mini aprons and chef hats at the ready! A Summer Season event highlight, Kid’s Kitchen invites children to Crust, the Four Seasons Abu Dhabi’s market-inspired neighbourhood restaurant to embark on cooking classes. Children can freshly bake warm breads, pastries and pizzas to treat their families in the relaxing, casual spot overlooking the water.
Kid’s For All Seasons can arrange reliable babysitting services for younger children, while parents take a moment to relax and indulge in Dahlia Spa. Calm, luxurious and radiant, the spa celebrates water with abundant fountains, views of the sparkling Arabian Gulf and easy access to the pool. Guests can enjoy innovative spa treatments focused on natural luxury using world-class products.
Those seeking an evening of artistic glamour should note down the exclusive Summer Season Zsa Zsa shake up events, showcasing the opportunity to step behind the bar, test creativity and experience an evening of style and flair with master mixologists. Guests will learn what makes a signature cocktail razzle dazzle, and hone essential mixology and bartending skills in the sophisticated bar of the Al Maryah Island social scene.
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Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel Awarded by Trip Advisor
Armed Forces Officers Club & Hote (AFOC&H) has been awarded the 2016 Certificate of Excellence for its consistent positive reviews earned on one of the world’s largest travel sites, Trip Advisor. The establishment is rated an impressive 4/5 on the website and has a total of 107 positive reviews. One user commented, “The amenities are excellent with a perfect view. AFOC&H is perfect for families looking to relax. The pool is impressive and the highlight is the playground exclusively for the little ones. The staff is very friendly and courteous. Very satisfied.”
The luxurious 5-star hotel is built on the vision of providing unmatched Arabian hospitality while offering an abundance of comfort and ease at a unique property in the modern urban landscape of the UAE. The multitude of services and facilities available here make it perfect for a memorable getaway, ideal for families. Director of Sales and Marketing, Dulce Ortega, said: “We are delighted to be recognised for our services, especially by the acclaimed Trip Advisor. To know that our customers are satisfied by the AFOC&H experience keep us motivated to improve our quality and continue providing the best.”
Exclusive Steak & Jazz Summer Brunch
Foodies, listen up! Southern Sun Abu Dhabi is offering a fantastic offer to book a one off Steak & Jazz Brunch at The Foundry on July 29. The brunch will be available as an unlimited buffet of the dining venue’s exquisite cuisine with packages starting at AED 229++. Due to popular demand, this amazing one-of a-kind opportunity to experience the incredibly popular Steak & Jazz Brunch is on offer for one Friday only, in July.
The restaurant will be serving up its famed selection of meat cuts as well as a variety of appetising food stations such as foie gras, carpaccio, beef tartare, thermidor, antipasti, and an oyster bar with oysters imported from France. Served from 12.30pm to 4pm – soft drink package is AED229++, house beverage package is AED299++, and the bubbly package is AED369++. A perfect chance to catch up with friends and family while enjoying some of the best steaks in town!
Call (0)2 818 4888 to book your brunch experience at The Foundry on July 29.
Happiness island resort
The ultimate relaxation destination, Happiness Island Resort, unveiled its spectacular property that offers a magnificent view of the Abu Dhabi skyline. Twenty six two-bedroom villas, known as Houses of Happiness, provide comfort and ease for leisure seekers with customised king and twin beds, a kitchen, and terraces that lead directly to the beach, which will be separated by walls of greenery, allowing guests exclusivity and privacy. Visitors will have access to two of the swimming pools located on the island; one of which is an infinity pool that offers a panoramic view of the Arabian Gulf, bordered by an all-day dining restaurant. On the north side of the island is a private area with a sparkling free-form pool with a waterfall bar. A teppayaki restaurant will also be introduced in the next few months. Plans comprising of a luxurious spa, water sport activities as well as wellness activities such as yoga, aqua aerobics and Pilates will elevate the rejuvenating experience up a notch.
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Sun-sational Experiences in Dubai
Summer is nearly upon us, which means it’s time to bring out your flip-flops and get busy planning your leisure time – in Dubai. From curling your toes in the sand, to refreshing fun at two of the region’s best waterparks, from tasting the flavours of the world, to ski-tastic adventures in subzero environments – Dubai makes for a great weekend getaway this summer. Here, we shortlist a few of Dubai’s standout experiences to get your started on your sun-sational holiday!
Make a Splash
Summer fun wouldn’t be complete without making a splash in a waterpark – and in Dubai, the options are innumerable. The newer of the city’s two parks, Aquaventure at Atlantis The Palm, offers a range of experiences for thrill lovers of all ages. Rides and attractions include The Tower of Posedion, The Tower of Neptune, Atlantean Flyer Zip Line, Crownose Ray Feeding, Shark Safari, Aquaventure Beach and an array of waterpark restaurants, to list but a few. Don’t forget to take a dip with the dolphins at Dolphin Bay Atlantis. If swimming with these friendly creatures is not quite your thing, simply stand in the shallow water to enjoy their company from afar. As a bonus treat, all interactions at Dolphin Bay Atlantis come with complimentary sameday access to Aquaventure and the waterpark’s beach. Visit www.atlantisthepalm.com for more information.
Another fantastic option for watery fun in Dubai is Wild Wadi Waterpark overlooking the stunning Burj Al Arab. Themed around the adventures of Sinbad the Sailor and Arabian folklore character Juha, the destination offers 30 adrenaline-pumping rides and attractions for all ages as well as five child-friendly restaurants for a day well spent. Visit www.jumeirah.com for more information.
Discover Unique Experiences
What better way to beat the summer heat than spending a day at Chill Out Ice Lounge – the Middle East’s first subzero lounge – while sipping their signature hot chocolate? A technological wonder in its own right, the Lounge combines ice, glass and steel to create awe-inspiring light effects in a magical setting of minus six degrees. Staying warm is easy thanks to thermal attire and a range of snacks and hot beverages on the menu. Visit www.chilloutindubai.com for more information.
Why not also treat your little ones to a wild day out at Rainforest Café in The Dubai Mall, featuring a tropical rainforest setting brought to life with waterfalls, lush vegetation, jungle creatures and their roaring sounds! On the menu is a diverse choice ranging from steaks and burgers to pasta, salads and exotic desserts. Visit www.rainforestcafeuae.com for more information.
A trip to the 6D cinema at Thrill Zone in Oasis Centre will make for another immersive experience for kids of all ages – even adventurous grown-ups. The four-seater cinema provides an intimate space for a small family while offering the thrills of an exhilarating experience powered by cutting-edge rain, wind and fog effects as well as chair movements. Visit www.thrillzoneuae.com for more information.
Make Memories of a Lifetime
Gear up for IMG Worlds of Adventure, the world’s largest temperature-controlled indoor themed entertainment destination, set to open on August 15. It offers plenty of fun for adventure-seekers of all ages this summer, with its four dedicated zones, including Cartoon Network, MARVEL, IMG Boulevard and Lost Valley – Dinosaur Zone. Offering the chills of a spooktacular staycation, the destination also recently unveiled The Haunted Hotel. Visit www.imgworlds.com for more information.
Stepping up summer excitement in Dubai will be the 19th edition of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), one of the region’s most popular entertainment and shopping extravaganzas. Featuring a fun-filled calendar of events, musicals, concerts, live entertainment in malls, shopping promotions and discounts – DSS is perfect for shoppers. Among the many attractions will be Modhesh World – the ultimate indoor entertainment destination for kids and families. Visit www.visitduabi.com for more information.
Those looking for an adrenaline-pumping experience that beats gravity can look forward to awesome bouncy action at the Middle East’s largest trampoline park Flip Out Dubai (www.flipout.ae), the first indoor trampoline playground in the city Bounce Dubai (www.bounce.ae) or Jump Boxx in Uptown Mirdiff (www.jumpboxx. com).