Thursday, November 20, 2014

Friends and family gather together for the holiday season at Cipriani Yas Island


Friends and family gather together for the holiday season at Cipriani Yas Island
(19th November, 2014 – Dubai) The holiday season is full of cheer, gifts and dazzling lights all of which are incomplete without the core element of genuine hospitality. Cipriani Yas Island sets the scene for a timeless dining experience, complete with a special festive menu and warmth which extends far beyond the cuisine. Families dine easy this season with a tailored menu created just for children, inviting loved ones to gather together and feel at home at the Italian hotspot. Captivate your senses with a twinkling Christmas tree, the fragrance of a specially prepared four-course menu in the air and a live band setting the mood performing Holiday music and smooth Jazz.

Guests prepare for a culinary journey like no other starting with traditional appetizers including creamy Fresh Burrata in Foglia to rouse the appetite. Enticing festive themed favorites such as Baked Tagliolini with Smoked Turkey are offered as the middle course to continue this incredible dining experience. For the main event, indulge a juicy Angus Fillet served with mushroom sauce or delectable Pan Seared Monkfish served with a side of flavorful rice pilaf. The grand finale of the evening is reserved for the signature homemade desserts, including Ice cream with Nougat freshly whipped ‘A la Minute’ or original Arrigo Cipriani recipe of ‘Panettone’, served perfectly portioned -not to add guilt to a wonderfully seasoned night. Homemade holiday cookies are also served, wrapping up the magical evening with a touch of festive nostalgia.

With glass windows and wrap around terraces, Cipriani Yas Island overlooks the magnificent, docked yachts, making it the perfect place for guests to bid the year good bye. As the clock strikes midnight, raise a celebratory glass from your complimentary bottle of bubbly while delighting in traditional heart-warming Stewed Lentils for some Italian good luck. Diners and their loved ones are greeted warmly with festive decorations, welcome Bellinis and a palate-pleasing New Year’s menu including King Crab, Seared Tuna ‘Scottato’ with Braised Fennel and Salmon Tartare. As guests fill up with festive joy, they can indulge in hearty dishes such as Roast Baby Lamb with Artichokes ‘alla Romana’. The dining experience at the cosy restaurant is complete with a selection of mouth-watering desserts such as the classic Vanilla Meringue. Enhancing the night until the final countdown with festive tunes will be the all-star Lounge Hank featuring Kanji, the kanoun virtuoso; and Edd Win and Dia, two talented versatile singers

Experience the holiday season like never before with Italian restaurant Cipriani Yas Island for a celebration of culinary delights and magical moments. 
Festive Menu
Price: AED 350 per person
From December 1st to 23rd, corporate dinners will be available with a set menu
On December 25th and 26th, an A la carte or festive menu will be available

New Year’s Menu
Price: AED 1,200 per person
Available on New Year’s Eve
About Cipriani, Yas Island
Opened in November of 2010, Cipriani Yas Island is the brand’s first foray into the Middle East. Closing in November 2012 for the large scale refurbishment of Yas Island, it re-opened its doors to the public on October 15, 2013.

About Cipriani
Cipriani was established in 1931 in Venice, Italy by Giuseppe Cipriani by opening the legendary Harry’s Bar which catered to illustrious clientele for over four decades with the likes of Ernest Hemingway. It was recognized in 2001 by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Arts as a cultural landmark and was the birthplace of the famous Carpaccio and popular elite cocktail the ‘Bellini’. Today it has presence in the United States, Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Operating in 11 cities; Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Ibiza, Monte Carlo, Porto Cervo, Venice, Bodrum, Istanbul, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, and a  new project is under way in Mexico City.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Baruni and Professionelle Boutique to launch UAE National Day dresses

Baruni and Professionelle Boutique to launch UAE National Day dresses

The collection, supported by pan-Arab celebrity ‘Alaa Shaker’, features UAE flag colours

Dubai, UAE, 13 November 2014: Fadwa Baruni, the renowned pan-Arab fashion designer, has joined hands with Professionelle Boutique, a contemporary multi-brand boutique to launch a special collection themed on the UAE National Day.

A number of the dresses will be available at Professionelle Boutique in Dubai Mall as of today and until the National Day on 2 December 2014.

Baruni’s UAE National Day Dress cleverly incorporates the colours of the UAE Flag, while retaining the signature elegance of Baruni, using high quality fabrics, mainly silk.

“We have created some chic patriotic dresses to celebrate the UAE’s special day in style. The idea of the dresses came from my sense of gratitude to the UAE and respect for the country and I have tried to subtly convey the spirit of the occasion,” said Baruni.

“We have aimed for a sophisticated take on the national colors using only touches of a sizzling shade of red, complemented by black as well as white which represents clarity. As for the green of the flag, we have used the deep shade of this colour to round out the design.”

Baruni has been strongly supported by celebrity and actress, Alaa Shaker, who will promote the dress and bring the significance of this occasion to the UAE community. Baruni has also collaborated with the celebrity photographer Mohammed Al Marzouqi and Poupa Salon & Nail Spa to execute the project in record time.

“This is a matter of great pride for us to remind the multi-cultural community of the beautiful national colours,” added Baruni.

The new dress will be available for reviewing on Baruni Facebook page and at Professionelle Boutique which is located next to Galleries Lafayette in the Dubai Mall. Professionelle has become a popular stop for fashion connoisseurs who are looking for latest fashion trends from around the world. Professionelle Boutique is on Level 1 of the Dubai Mall facing Shakespeare and Co, with easy access through Grand Parking.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

UAE national pride soars high above Majid Al Futtaim’s shopping malls

UAE national pride soars high above Majid Al Futtaim’s shopping malls 

UAE Flag Day to mark His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s accession as President of the UAE

Dubai, UAE, November 3, 2014 – Majid Al Futtaim’s six shopping malls across the UAE demonstrated a unified show of patriotism and national pride for UAE Flag Day today, initiative announced by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.
A series of UAE National Flags were raised high above Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Ajman, City Centre Deira, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Sharjah at noon today, creating a great moment for the nation and also commemorating theUAE’s founding fathers who hoisted the flag 43 years ago. The mall’s social media pages also joined in the festivities, raising digital flags to spread the spirit. The flags will remain up until the 43nd UAE National Day on December 2nd.

Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure, and to create great moments for everyone, every day. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 12 international markets, employing over 26,000 people, and achieving the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the Middle East.

Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 17 shopping malls, 11 hotels and three mixed-use communities in MENA, with further developments underway in the region. This includes Mall of the Emirates, City Centre malls, and also 4 community malls which are in joint venture with the Government of Sharjah. It holds exclusive rights to the Carrefour franchise in 19 markets across MENA and Central Asia, operating a portfolio of over 50 hypermarkets and over 60 supermarkets in 14 countries. 

Majid Al Futtaim operates 109 VOX Cinemas screens and 16 Magic Planets across the region in addition to iconic leisure and entertainment facilities such as Ski Dubai and iFly Dubai among others. Majid Al Futtaim is parent to the consumer finance company issuing 'Najm' credit cards, a fashion retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Juicy Couture and Halston Heritage and a healthcare business. In addition, it also has a joint venture operation with Dalkia and has recently expanded into food & beverage in partnership with Gourmet Gulf.

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