Saturday, May 15, 2021

People & Places

Bombay Brasserie, Taj Dubai's award-winning designer Indian kitchen brings together two worlds of distinct flavours and cuisines, combining locally adored classics from both Emirati and Indian delicacies, for an unforgettable Iftar experience. It has been conceptualized by Executive Chef Vikas Milhoutra. The Indo-Emirati Iftar menu will also be available for delivery across platforms throughout Ramadan.

In partnership with the UAE Food Bank, 24 Hilton properties donated more than 4,000 meals during the holy month of Ramadan. “At Hilton, we are committed to supporting the communities in which we operate and I am pleased that our hotels across the UAE – from Ras Al Khaimah to Dubai to Abu Dhabi – are participating in this important initiative,” said Jochem-Jan Sleiffer, President, Middle East, Africa & Turkey, Hilton. “The spirit of Ramadan is shining across our Hilton portfolio, as we donate meals to individuals and families in need during the holy month.”

The new Opera Brunch at The Chedi Muscat invites guests to a programme of live performances while enjoying fresh seafood prepared by the hotel’s talented culinary team. The stage is set for an afternoon of musical delight, allowing front row access to a remarkable series of performances from Opera stars. An array of appetizers and mains, including a selection of freshly caught seafood, and one of the finest sushi in Muscat is offered.

The spectacular leisure attraction, Grand Azur – which translates as ‘big blue’, will be Middle East’s largest and most sustainable swimming pool as it prepares to open the French Riviera in Dubai. Grand Azur is eight times larger than an Olympic swimming pool and will be the lifestyle hub linking a quartet of boutique hotels at the centre of the glamourous Côte d’Azur resort, at the Heart of Europe leisure tourism destination. 

Departing daily at 4.30pm from Al Fahidi district, the Ride & Iftar package aboard the Heritage Express includes a ride around the city’s oldest neighbourhoods on the tour’s trademark traditional trolley bus and an immersive Iftar experience. Tickets for the Heritage Express Ramadan tour are available from Dh150 ($40.84) per person, with a 50 percent discount offered for children aged five to 12 and complimentary passes for those under five.

Michel Noblet, the Executive Chairman of ATECA Holding and a renowned French hospitality expert from Dubai, announced the group’s first hotel ‘ATECA Hotel Suites’ in Tashkent (opening this month) during a special presentation on the recovery of the hospitality sector in Uzbekistan following Covid-19 at the Hotel Business Forum 2021.

Emirates showcased the UAE's remarkable progress in its vaccination programme with a special flight that carried only fully vaccinated crew and passengers onboard. On April 10, 2021, a special flight EK2021 departed Dubai International Airport at 12:00hrs local time, to cruise over various areas across the UAE. The flight returned to Dubai at 14:30hrs local time.

dusitD2 Kenz Hotel, located in Barsha Heights, took on 2021 with a sequence of CSR initiatives aimed to give back to the community in Dubai. The Hotel started a campaign designed to help those less fortunate through charitable acts, green projects, and opportunities of employment. Through its ‘Young Talent Support’ initiative, launched in March 2021, the hotel gave fresh hospitality industry graduates the chance to gain professional experience through a minimum of one-month trainee contracts.

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