Crowning a stellar year of rapid growth, Central Hotels has announced the soft opening of Royal Central a luxurious 5-star resort at The Palm. The stunning hotel features 207 elegantly-appointed rooms and suites, each beautifully curated to intuitively meet the needs of discerning travellers. One of the biggest attractions of the resort is its striking location on the East Crescent of Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah. A stone’s throw-away from the shores of the Arabian Gulf, guests have beachfront access to one of the best private beaches in the city while enjoying unhindered views of the world-famous architectural landmarks such as Atlantis The Palm and Burj Al Arab.
Mr. Ahmad Al Abdulla, Chairman of Central Hotels, said, “We are very excited to announce the soft opening of the Royal Central Hotel The Palm. The hotel has been designed to make travel seamless and enjoyable with our unique ‘Stay Fresh’ concept. This opening demonstrates our confidence in the future growth of the Dubai tourism sector and we have no doubt that Royal Central will establish itself as a preferred choice among travellers.”
Mr. Abdulla Al Abdulla, Vice President of Central Hotels, added, “Dubai is one of the top travel destinations in the world and we look forward to extending our hospitality to a new-generation of globetrotters. At Royal Central Hotel guests can surround themselves with a whole lot of fun in a funky, casual, comfortable and family-friendly atmosphere.”
Whether you want to swim in the shimmering waters, soak up the sun or experience the magnificent sunrises or sunsets, Royal Central Hotel The Palm offers you the ultimate escape. In each of the beautiful rooms and suites, floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious balconies offer the most relaxing views. Mr Ammar Kanaan, Group General Manager of Central Hotels, said, “The spectacular Royal Central Hotel The Palm is your escape from the busy city life. It is the perfect gateway to exploring Palm Jumeirah’s stunning scenic beauty as well as other unique attractions of Dubai. Awaiting you at every corner of the resort are signature experiences designed to provide the relaxation at its finest. Focusing on truly meaningful elements, our facilities have been conceptualized to make the most jaded senses come alive in a cool and vibrant atmosphere.”
Dining options at the Royal Central Hotel range from casual to fine dining restaurants including Choi, La Maison, and Ya Bahr by Dynamic Hospitality. Guests can also enjoy freshly baked pastries and signature speciality coffees as well as other refreshing drinks all day at the trendy new Baristas’ Corner. Opening for the first time in Dubai, Hush Beach Bar will offer guests an immersive experience with its unique location and exciting concept of food and beverages. An array of recreational facilities at the Royal Central ranging from water sports to an outdoor infinity pool, state-of-the-art gym and health spa, along with exciting dining options, allow guests to unwind and relax in a beautiful setting. The hotel also boasts stunning meeting rooms equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment to cater to corporate events and other occasions.
Need a good coffee? Head to the newly-opened specialty coffee house Baristas’ Corner at Canal Central Hotel in Business Bay. Developed by Emirati entrepreneurs Mr. Abdulla Alabdulla, Partner and Co-Founder and Mr. Mohamed Hassan Alshamsi, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of the company, Baristas’ Corner offers a wide selection of refreshing and unique brews.
Mr. Alabdulla said, “People want an experience when having a coffee and we found it hard to find one as we sipped our way around the city. Baristas’ Corner was born as the outcome of having to continuously chase a consistently exceptional cup of coffee that remained elusive. It has been developed as much for coffee connoisseurs as it is for coffee lovers.”
With competition heating up, how would Baristas’ Corner fare in the market? Mr. Alshamsi stressed, “A coffee house is a social hub and has always been a mark of sophistication. This feeling and experience of being in a coffee house is so special and that is how Baristas’ Corner has been designed. Moreover, nowadays coffee shops have taken a new role as a working place for freelance workers and digital nomads, who may not have an office, that is pushing the demand further.”
There are many distinctive and diverse flavors of coffees to explore on the Baristas’ Corner menu. Mr. Alabdulla elaborated, “The wide array of coffees at Baristas’ Corner are handpicked matching exceptional grade with perfect ratios and flavor compositions. The single origin beans and bespoke blends are selectively sourced from different corners of the globe’s sustainable farms, estates, and roasters includingcountries like Brazil, Columbia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, and many more.
Mr. Alshamsi, added, “Using these our talented and trained baristas follow precise brewing methods to deliver the ideal, fragrant cup. A must-try is Espresso-based: Fresco, a unique coffee drink with a refreshing mix of milk and mint. Equally superb is Manually Brewing Coffee where we produce a deliciously clean cup with full control on the brewing.”
The design aesthetics at Baristas’ Corner strikes the right note by creating a welcoming and relaxing ambience for people seeking to escape the city’s frantic pace. Here, a tranquil place exists for coffee connoisseurs and caffeine addicts to celebrate the art of coffee and partake in a culture of sharing and discovery. Beyond coffee, Baristas’ Corner also serves select artisanal teas and fresh, delicious pastries, varieties of milk cakes, cup cakes, cheese cakes, eclaires and alot more.
There are major expansion plans lined up to make the consummate cup at Baristas’ Corner accessible to those curious and familiar about coffee’s enriching experience. The second outlet will soon open at the Royal Central The Palm followed by future properties under Central Hotels as well as other brands.
The wide, welcoming & attractive lobby at Canal Central Hotel.
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Blogging around in Dubai, introduced us to many diverse flavors. Wondered how much delightful Azerbaijani cuisine must be? Sharing my recent experience at Baku Café in City Walk which serves Azerbaijani cuisine.
Many things to get impressed, as you walk in you are escorted to the first floor. The décor is eye catching with a very impressive interior, even if you have your own choices of color schemes and interior décor. But the interior setting with rustic color scheme & a touch of tradition and display of attractive jars and spices is appealing to eyes.
Big glass window gives an outer view of City Walk. Smart service and well informed attendant is another added point for a good dining experience which we had here.
About the food …… What is new here? Other than the traditional Azerbaijani dishes, what makes it interesting is chicken , lamb and herbs & spices etc are all imported from Azerbaijan.
And keeping in mind the regional tastes and Emirati culture & choices , special care has been taken to prepare the dishes which should satisfy the local customers as well.
The finest and freshly baked bread was our first item which we enjoyed eating with a special cream & herb dip.
Who wouldn’t want to try the herbs and ingredients imported direct from the origin being added in their salads & dishes. Those specialties which we tried ……
‘ Salad of Baku Tomatoes & Red Onions’ . …… but the salad was much more rich & innovative than the name says. It actually had a very tasty seasoning which was done by using dogwood & cherry sauce. Small bits of cherries, special green herbs , fresh tomatoes and above all the dressing with cornel cherries made this salad so special.
Gyurza ……. Similar to dimsums, dough stuffed with lamb meat , it is either boiled or fried , choice is yours ! We had both, I liked the steamed ones. Again the dipping cream is served with it.
Chicken Tabaka …. Pan fried farm chicken ….. chicken is imported from Azerbaijan , must try this fresh juicy chicken with skin on & full of flavors. Big chicken pieces served with baby potatoes, cherry tomatoes and garnished with pomegranate.
Turshu Govurma …… lamb chunks in delicious juices mixed with chestnut, onions & dried plums which are richly garnished with dried apricots and raisins.
The combination is ideal with rice which is cooked in their own style.
Baklava tasted very good, was different in taste from that of baklava which we eat.
Azerbaijani Tea …… Herb infused Azerbaijani tea was great to end up our meals. Another interesting item we tried were the milk & walnut cubes. We were mistaken with brown sugar whereas those were cubes made of crushed walnuts and milk to add more delight in your tea.
Do try the restaurant for a comfortable family dining experience and late opening hours.
Welcome to the ‘Home of Freestyle’ – extreme sports and adrenaline are now available to the everyday thrill seeker, at BOUNCE in the UAE
Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be an Extreme Sports athlete?
Have you ever wished there was a safe and easy way to get a taste of pure adrenaline?
A visit to BOUNCE is an open invitation to participate in the exciting world of Freestyle at your own pace. Whether that is simply bouncing up and down, or learning your first aerial trick!
BOUNCEinc has 26 venues across 9 countries. BOUNCE Middle East is the biggest trampoline and entertainment park in the Middle East, with locations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, Jeddah and Doha. With more than 80 interconnected trampolines, visitors to BOUNCE can literally fly through the air and bounce off the walls. Featuring a Free Running Arena, Flight Academy, Big Bag and the Wall, the trampoline phenomenon is bursting with high-octane activities suitable for all ages and abilities. In May 2017, the X-Park Adventure Challenge Course also opened its doors at BOUNCE Dubai, offering the ULTIMATE adrenaline-packed experience.
BOUNCE venues around the world have long been a training ground for some of the world’s leading adrenaline sports athletes: Free runners, Skiers, Skaters and Trickers use BOUNCE trampolines, padding and freestyle features to refine their skills before taking it to the streets, the mountains, the ocean or the sky.
And for everyday mortals, the allure of freestyle is no less appealing.
But what is Freestyle?
- Freestyle is self expression, through movement and personality combined
- Freestyle is tricks and flips for those at the extreme end, or just jumping out of your comfort zone for beginners
Extreme is now mainstream!
Adrenaline, Extreme and Freestyle sports are going mainstream! No longer only accessible to elite athletes and the crazy few, Freestyle is showing up everywhere from gymnastics to cheerleading!
BOUNCE, has decided to make Freestyle, self-powered sports accessible to everyone.
Through well-trained staff, and awesome new features BOUNCE is providing the entry point, giving everyone the opportunity to get a taste of freestyle in a safe and fun environment.
BOUNCE Regional Head Coach, Cris Cabrera says. “You don’t have to do anything crazy to be a part of the movement, just come in and we’ll take it one trick at a time. As you progress, the tricks gradually become more extreme, eventually incorporating scooters, BMX bikes, snowboards and skis”.
“The role of the BOUNCE crew is to encourage, inspire and enable a pathway for everyone to enjoy this exciting new Freestyle world. The staff is great at giving tips and showing how to get started with entry-level tricks to first timers, then on to twisting flips, 360s and Wall-Running Kabooms!
That’s not all! BOUNCE will also be launching a new 2-Hour Freestyle session at an amazing price of AED 120. With double the time Freestylers can now master their cool moves…it’s more time for less, the Freestyle Pass.
Be part of the Freestyle movement launch at BOUNCE.
You can also shop while you are at Bounce Dubai venue. Refresh yourselves with drinks & healthy snacks , relax and chill in the cafe. And continue to enjoy after break.
Important Info on Prices
- Booking online in advance is recommended as sessions sell out
- Bounce grip socks are required at all times while on the trampolines
- Please note, that due to the popularity of parties, especially on weekends, our Dodgeball court may only be available for last 15 minutes of the hour for General Access customers during party time hours. Parties run until 6 PM on weekends.
- Minimum age allowed to jump is 3 years old
- The prices include VAT.
Sun – Wed : 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thu : 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Fri : 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sat: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
For more information, check out BOUNCE at:
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Summer is here and that means time to enjoy all of the fun activities under the sun. What’s not so fun however is the havoc the blazing summer sun can wreak on your skin.
Sheet masks are a great addition to your skin care routine any time of the year, but they’re a perfect way to renew skin during the summer months. Sheet masks tend to force feed your skin beneficial ingredients and the mask keeps the ingredients from evaporating too quickly. Loaded with rich ingredients that help combat any skincare concern, using sheet masks is the perfect way to unwind and relax on a hot summer day or even while traveling as they offer portability and convenience.
Say hello to flawless summer skin with these top refreshing summer picks from Skin Republic for key skin concerns:
Skin Republic Clear Skin Pore Refining Face Mask (AED 24)
Whether you struggle with chronic acne or an annoying breakout, this facial sheet mask is drenched in a spot fighting serum for a clean and clear complexion.
Tea Tree and Salicylic Acid help cleanse the skin’s pores and clear spots while Witch Hazel assists in tightening pores. These ingredients remove pore clogging oil, reduce shine and redness without over drying, helping to maintain a healthy and clear complexion.
Skin Republic Collagen Infusion (AED 24)
The summer sun can lead to unwanted sunspots, pigmentation, wrinkles and loss of elasticity in the skin. You can fight these signs of ageing with this facial sheet mask that is drenched in a powerful antiaging serum for younger looking skin.
Collagen, Elastin, and Vitamin E help to revitalize the skin’s elasticity, tone and firmness. The mask helps to minimise the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles. Skin appears smooth, firm and more youthful.
Skin Republic CoQ10 + Caviar Face Mask (AED 24)
For those with naturally dry skin, the summer and the heat that accompanies it, may sometimes cause even drier skin. Activities such as swimming can also cause flaky skin. This face mask is packed with an intensive recovery serum for nourished skin.
The serum enhances skin’s elasticity. Ingredients rich in Vitamins, Antioxidants and Amino Acids help to hydrate, nourish and revitalize. CoQ10, Caviar and Witch Hazel help to protect the skin and reduce redness, for a youthful appearance.
For Tired Skin:
Skin Republic Brightening Vitamin C Face Mask (AED 24)
Traveling can cause jet-lagged, tired and dull looking skin, which is no fun at all. This sheet mask from Skin Republic boasts a brightening serum for a luminous, glowing complexion after just one use!
Brightening radiance enhancing Vitamins C, E and 7 Plant Extracts help reduce the appearance of age spots and imperfections for a bright and even skin tone. The mask hydrates and revitalizes the skin to reveal a radiant and luminous complexion. It’s even perfect for in-flight use.
All Skin Republic Masks are dermatologist tested and are not tested on animals. Skin Republic Masks have a three-year shelf life and are available from:
Department stores: Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdales, Areej, Lifestyle, Karji
Pharmacies: BinSina, Boots, Manara, Docib, Medicine Shoppe, United Pharmacy.
Supermarkets: Spinney’s, Waitrose, Al Maya and Blush
To learn more about the story of the Skin Republic brand, visit www.theskinrepublic.com.
Kibsons offer their loyal customers an attractive loyalty scheme with real rewards
Kibsons, the leading online home delivery service have launched an amazing new loyalty scheme for their devoted customers across the UAE. Making healthy eating a reality for thousands of homes, the brand have gone one step further in their quest to look after their customers with the introduction of their loyalty scheme that offers real rewards.
With no loyalty cards, no membership number and no fuss or gimmicks, customers can simply collect points automatically when they shop online at Kibsons.com. Plus, as an added extra, customers can earn even more points when their friends shop online – every time they shop!
The Referral Programme – When your FRIENDS shop with Kibsons
Unlimited Friends = Unlimited Rewards.
To join this scheme all you have to do is share your referral code with your family and friends and get them to sign up with Kibsons. Once they have signed up using your code, their account is connected as a ‘Referred Account’ for life. Every time they shop online at Kibsons.com, YOU earn 20 Referal Points in your account. That’s 2% cashback on your friends shopping with Kibsons.
The Loyalty Programme – When YOU shop with Kibsons
For every AED 500 worth of shopping, you earn 50 points. When you collect 500 points, you are then eligible for an online loyalty voucher of AED 50 to enjoy FREE shopping immediately! That’s up to 1% cashback on your shopping with Kibsons.
Kibsons offer convenient, healthy and affordable products that range from fresh fruit, vegetables, organic ranges, meat, seafood, dairy, bread, nuts, drinks, spices, oils and snacks. All of their fresh produce is handpicked with free delivery directly to your door. Their wholesale prices are unbeaten and offer great value for money as well as total convenience. With their fantastic range of fresh fruit, vegetables and meat being 100% natural and healthy with no hormones, additives or artificial preservatives, you can rest assured you are feeding yourself and your family the very best. The addition of the Kibsons Reward scheme only offers more incentive to stay loyal and continue enjoying the best in healthy eating for you and your family, with added perks.
Log onto kibsons.com today for all of your online grocery needs and start earning your well deserved points.
For more information, please visit www.kibsons.com or call +971 800 5427667.
After its great success in first season this luxurious and thrilling Long Beach Camping Adventure is back in its second season. Bin Majid Beach Hotel in Ras Al Khaimah is going to host this exciting Long Beach Campground experience.
So ….. after this long break and hot days of summer in UAE, when we all are back to work, any ideas what keeps you going with your work routine? Here is the perfect and ideal solution to suppress your work blues. The relaunch of the much awaited camp in Ras Al Khaimah is going to be on 4th of October till end of April 2019.
So keep yourselves available for this, as it is promising to be memorable & a fun filled experience with your family and friends. Mark your calenders & get your bookings done in advance!
You no longer need to bring your tent or RV to camp at the Bin Majid Beach Hotel. The Longbeach Campground is providing everything you need for camping. The campground is in the beachfront location and it features fully furnished deluxe bell tents, safari tents and dome suite tents which are modern versions of traditional old tents. Bonfire, moonlight cinema, dining tables, live cooking stations, grilled dishes and chilled beverages all is set for the day. Changing rooms, bathrooms and showers are also available. Exciting and thrilling activities are paralleled to fulfill your day starting from sunrise yoga, kids splashers & kids activities, Infinity pool, outdoor spa and sauna, beach volleyball, kite flying, boccia, sea view aerobics, kayak racing and more exciting activities are waiting!
Facilities & Activities.
Campsite at Bin Majid Beach Hotel is featuring camping tents near the beach, bon fire seating, barbeque station, picnic tables and seating, outdoor theatre, bar, water sports facilities and outdoor games.
Boccia, Kite Flying, Sea View Aerobics, Egg Hunting (Kids Activity), other sport activities
Water Park, Obstacle Course, kid’s splashers, kid’s activities, Outdoor Spa & Sauna, Petting Zoo, Yoga, Kayaking, Beach Volleyball Tournament.
Authentic Deluxe Tent – Starts at AED 799 ++ – 2 Adults , 2 Kids below 6 years/0
Authentic Family Tent – Starts at AED 899 ++ – 2 Adults , 2 Kids below 6 years/0
Safari Suite Tent – Starts at AED 1,199 ++ – 2 Adults , 2 Kids below 6 years/0
Panoramic Dome Suite – Starts at AED 1,399 ++ – 2 Adults , 2 Kids below 6 years/0
Book your camping adventure by calling toll free 800 5700 or visit http://www.binmajid.com
Use promo code: beachcamp Or whatsapp at +971 52 479 3183
You can also Requests for a private romantic dinner! Every Thursday & Friday from 4th October until the end of April 2019
*Terms & conditions apply
If you are looking for an ultimate gateway this spring and winter season, it’s time to explore a fabulous beach front camp at Long Beach Campground at the Bin Majid Beach Hotel.
Campers can indulge in exciting and thrilling activities with an overnight stay in a traditional bell tent starting from October 4th until the end of April.
The hotel’s campground is nominated for Best Camp Concept and Best Luxury Camp by Arabian Travel Awards and it is the perfect spot for a family or friend-filled vacation.
The long beach campground features fully furnished bell tents such as Authentic Deluxe, Family Tent, Safari Suite tent and Panoramic Dome Suite for guests to stay. The bell tents are the modern version of traditional old tents designed for complete relaxation and enjoyment.
Camp-lovers can take part in a range of activities such as beautiful sunrise yoga session, breakfast buffet and outdoor BBQ dinner prepared live using traditional camp methods.
Moreover, the magical ambiance made by the aroma of bonfire and moonlight cinema playing your favorite films completed with popcorn and roasted marshmallows is an experience not to be missed!
Guests can enjoy infinity pool and bar; buggy pathways, spa and wellness including outdoor hot tub and sauna, new pool attraction activities for adults and the kids, and a petting zoo.
While the hotel provides everything you need for camping, all you need to do is show up and be ready for the adventure. Gather your friends and families and combine a stay at the campground with one of the many unique amenities that the hotel offers.
Dates: Starting 4th October until end of April 2019 Available during weekends Thursday & Friday.
For bookings, call 8005700 or visit http://www.binmajid.com