BRIDE Dubai 2019 comes to an end after a fantastic 4-day event at DWTC  

BRIDE Dubai has reaffirmed its status as the Middle East’s premier wedding and lifestyle event

The curtain falls on the wonderful world of BRIDE Dubai 2019, after a jam-packed four days of the latest bridal trends, affordable high-end fashion, influencer meet-and-greets, stunning jewellery, and special offers on the latest innovations from the world of hair, beauty, health and wellness.

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Held at Dubai World Trade Centre, from February 6th to 9th, the educational, entertaining and enriching event attracted huge crowds of the most discerning brides-to-be and lifestyle-savvy women across a variety of specially designated zones. Following the huge success of this year’s event, organisers, Informa Exhibitions, are already looking ahead to the Abu Dhabi edition of the event, which will take place from June 26 to 29.

Highlights

Eager spectators gathered every day at the Main Stage in the Magical Secret Garden to catch glimpses of the latest collections from leading designers, such as Sevda Fashion House, Ritu Kumar, Piero Camello, Apple Wang, and Garimon Roferos Couture, Noorkhanjar Artwork, Atelier Zuhra, and Amato Luxe By Furne One, on the catwalk, along with the exclusive BRIDE Fashion Shows. Daily demonstrations from Tips & Toes, Savoir Flair, Emirates Specialty Hospital, Canadian Medical Centre, and Qomrah Photography also generated massive interest from all in attendance, while the hugely popular ‘Move & Groove with Riya Berry Choreography’ kept onlookers highly entertained.

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Some of the region’s most popular tastemakers and influencers were also in attendance at BRIDE Dubai 2019. Visitors were given exclusive opportunities to meet and greet the leading trendsetters, including  Noha Nabil, bride-to-be Dana Al Tuwarish, Latifa Al Shamsi, Al Reem Saif, and Fatma Husam, currently making major waves across the fashion, beauty, health and lifestyle industries.

Master cake artists, such as Chateau Blanc, House of Cakes, The Cake Lab, LADURÉE, Decorative Cakes by Manuri, and Magnolia Bakery, were also on hand, over the four days of BRIDE Dubai 2019, to showcase their phenomenal skills. There was no shortage of amazement as intrigued visitors sampled a breath-taking exhibition of cake artistry, which featured expertly crafted, locally designed cakes created exclusively for the event.

Excitement built throughout the week for the BRIDE Wedding Awards and the ceremony certainly didn’t disappoint, as industry leaders had they expertise recognised. The BRIDE Wedding Awards saw Polish designer Vanda Novak take home the coveted Bridal Designer Boutique awards, whilst DANS won the Music and Entertainment Award. Meminco Creations received the Wedding Photographer & Videographer award and Co-Originality picked up the Wedding Favours award. La Marquise landed the Wedding Jewellery & Accessories award and the Wedding Organisers & Planners award was won by Vivaah Weddings. Zaya Nurai Island claimed the Wedding Venue award and the crowd’s vote crowned Dubai Opera the winner of the People’s Choice award, certainly one to watch in the world of wedding venues.

BRIDE Dubai 2019’s collaboration with The Ministry of Community Development (MOCD) was warmly received by all in attendance over the course of the week. A special stand displaying the products of the people of determination “Qeladah”, “Acrylic”, “Tasneem Chocolates” and “Janna Dates” garnered great interest and excitement. The ministry’s participation in the event was in line with the national policy to empower the people of determination, which was declared by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, UAE Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

Anticipation will undoubtedly be even higher for next year’s event at DWTC following the success of BRIDE Dubai 2019. Stay tuned across Instagram and Facebook @thebrideshow and don’t forget to visit www.thebrideshow.com for updates, announcements and information about BRIDE Dubai 2020, throughout the coming year.

 

 

Franco Baresi in Dubai for the AC Milan Academy Dubai Champions Cup Over 600 children to play in the tournament

 More than 600 boys and girls aged between 8 and 14 years old from 17 academies across Dubai will play as 56 teams in the second edition of the AC Milan Academy Dubai Champions Cup this weekend.

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The AC Milan legendary Captain, Franco Baresi, attended the launch event at Roberto’s DIFC earlier today.

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The tournament scheduled to be on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 February at the AC Milan Academy Dubai headquarters at GEMS International School Al Khail. The two-day sporting event will involve hundreds of young footballers along with their families.

AC Milan Academy Dubai was launched in February 2016 and offers training sessions following the AC Milan Methodology. In addition to technical aspects relating to football, experts train and support the athletes in learning healthy nutrition, which is essential for their well-being, both physically and mentally. Alongside Franco Baresi at today’s event were Lorenzo Giorgetti, Chief Commercial Officer AC Milan; Bruno Bertucci, General Manager and Director of AC Milan Academy Dubai; Fabio Zucchelli, Chief Financial Officer and Director of AC Milan Academy Dubai; the Consul General of Italy in Dubai, Her Excellency Valentina Setta and Dr. Marc Rümmler, VP Clinical Operations – Meraas Healthcare, Meraas.  Franco Baresi discussed the popularity of football in the UAE and how AC Milan Academy Dubai supports the sport, “It’s great to see so many boys and girls training and testing themselves with passion and determination. AC Milan provides a cutting-edge technical, educational and methodological know-how that is also used for the youth sector in football schools in Italy and internationally. The presence of the Club’s official coaches here in Dubai is fundamental to its ongoing success. Furthermore, football carries a great social value, and it’s great to see so many girls also playing football in Dubai.”

Lorenzo Giorgetti, Chief Commercial Officer AC Milan commented, “We are delighted to be in Dubai, a city that thanks to a ten-year partnership with Emirates Airline, has developed a tight bond with AC Milan, thus confirming the strong belief that football is one of the most beautiful and fascinating sports in the world and a powerful vehicle for teaching values such competitiveness, respect for roles, social cohesion, integration and tolerance between people and cultures. We wanted to be here to show the Club’s closeness with the Academy and to our partners. One of our missions is to support families, institutions and local authorities in the promotion of the benefits of football and sport as a whole.”

 Bruno Bertucci, General Manager and Director of AC Milan Academy Dubai continued, “To be able to share the values and AC Milan’s method means a solid foundation on which to continue to build and grow the AC Milan Academy in Dubai. Since 2016 – and even before thanks to the AC Milan Junior Camps between 2013 and 2016 – we are committed to looking for innovative solutions that can offer our girls and our boys the best opportunities, both in sports and in the integration between many different nationalities and cultures. Our next challenge is to develop relationships and synergies with partners specialised in the field of sports medicine and nutrition to cover both sporting and educational aspects.”

Fabio Zucchelli, Chief Financial Officer and Director of AC Milan Academy Dubai added, “Integration with schools is a priority for us. Since the Academy launched in Dubai, we have collaborated with local schools to support both the teams that play in the school leagues and with extra-curricular activities. It’s also important for us to offer opportunities to children of all abilities, and at the AC Milan Junior Camps and the AC Milan Academy, we have training programmes specially designed for children with disabilities.”

Dr. Marc Rümmler, VP Clinical Operations – Meraas Healthcare concluded, “Vailant Clinic by Meraas is proud to support the AC Milan Academy Dubai. The Clinic incorporates a multifaceted sports medicine department, which offers sports medicine, sports therapy, physiotherapy, orthopaedics, rehabilitation and other services. We provide comprehensive sports health services such as concussion screening for kids and teenagers. The partnership aims to provide the best possible sports and fitness environment to the Academy members. Furthermore, this collaboration focuses on enhancing performance while offering the highest level of medical care. We dedicate our expertise to the Dubai Community.”

 

Waffee Street Sharjah

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Weekend afternoon hours are best spent with family or friends & if it is paired with a widespread brunch where your Fridays are sorted out with lined up dishes & ending up with desserts. But since weekends are also about moods. What if you are craving for some dynamic desserts with your choice of hot or cold beverage?

Here is an address to satisfy your cravings for sweet with a twist. This chic & trendy place offer dessert options with innovations. I visited Waffee Street Sharjah last Friday, the interior is impressingly done with a trendy theme.

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We had Blueberry Mojito which is a very good choice to refresh yourself during late afternoon.

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In desserts, they have some new additions. I am not so fond of pancakes , but convinced when I was offered this drooling platter of Mini Pancakes heavily drizzled in Lotus Sauce. And Lotus is my all time favorite in any form. Do try this one!
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The other luscious treat was Brownie with Ice cream bathed in caramel sauce & garnished with lots of peanuts.

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Chops & Hops Friday Brunch at Sports on 4 – Gulf Court Hotel Business Bay.

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How about spending Friday afternoon with traditional Irish style Pub lunch?

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Other than the regular brunches & lunches, this place Sports On 4 is all set to serve UAE residents in its true Irish vibes, antique touches are found in entire décor.

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A place to suit the mood of sporty people. A cool spot for indoor game fans.
Rewind back to 1980s & dig into an array of free flowing Irish themed menu & as you go busy in games while feasting on lip smacking chops, wings & Fish & Chips. Meat lovers are welcome for a true meat treat & a menu to enjoy as much meat options as you can, along with a lined up buffet of healthy veggies in the form of salads, a separate counter of assorted cheese, Lamb & Beef Chops loaded with flavors.
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Additionally the special Friday offer as per the menu which is carefully curated by the Executive Chef …….. Hangover Pub Breakfast, Hickory Smoked Baby Back Ribs, Fish & Chips, Bangers n’ Mash with Onion Gravy, Guinness Pie , Sticky Wings, & the excotic salads & healthy grilled vegetarian options are available in buffet, so a balance has been kept for the varied cultures to enjoy meals.
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Just as a toyshop attracts kids, you can’t move your eyes away from the bright orange Squash done with honey & cinnamon.

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Fried eggs are done differently too! If you can have a fried egg even if its cold, here you are!

The magic & taste is added to the salads with special blends of sauces & spices, that you will keep refilling your plate.
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Don’t skip the soup , clear flavorful chicken & vegetable soup, warm sips are so soothing these days.
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And if you find so delicious sticky, juicy Chicken Wings , you won’t mind messing up your hands with them.
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Baby Back Ribs, Chops from the buffet counter & Fish Fillets along with chips & dips are all not to be missed. And you can have all this in only AED 99. How reasonable!
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And you have still not ended up, a very luscious serving of crispy crunchy & sticky Toffee Pudding is ready to soak up your teeth, with a mix of caramel sauce topped with ice cream & garnished with pistachios.

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They are soon to open their alfresco dining & Canal View Lounge to further enhance the dining experience. Why not try an Irish lunch this Friday!

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Lucky Voice – Grand Millenium Hote

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Luck Voice, the city’s best karaoke Bar & Club launched its brunch
‘ Brunch Out Loud’ as the name says, get energetic & electric while you feast on delicious snacks paired with loud beats & live music. And it gets more indulgent with each course of meal as it starts pouring in, lip-smacking finger food, starters, mains, desserts & unlimited drinks.

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DJ Jonno Blandford at the house , singing competition & great fun with friends the whole Friday afternoon. The double story restaurant serve meals while the crowd dance to the tunes.

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Serving platters include balanced portions of finger food/starters & mains.
This gorgeous platter has the yummiest bites of Shrimps, Juicy Chicken Wings, Cheese Sticks, Cutlets & Nachos with Cream Dip.

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Enjoyed this Pepperoni cheese Pizza fresh from the oven & done so well.

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Sliders & Tacos …….. this mix delightful platter has Beef Sliders, Halloumi Sliders. Tacos stuffed with Beef & Seafood.

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Breaded Chicken Fillets along with Edamame.

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Enjoy cone ice cream to end up this vibrant brunch session.

Icons Coffee – The Pointe Palm Jumeirah

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Palm Jumeirah with all its magnificence recently opened doors to a great hanging spot for UAE residents. The vastly covered walking & eating area alongside the fronds with Marina water & many famous restuarants,fast food dining, this spot ‘The Pointe’ is talk of the town. And who wouldn’t want to enjoy this short lived pleasant weather of Dubai sitting by the side of marina waters in palm jumeirah at The Pointe with the view of iconic Atlantis Hotel . Enjoy the most of weather with alfresco dining.

Renowned Café Icons Coffee have inaugurated another ideal location at The Pointe.

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Few days back we attended the grand opening of Icons Coffee Outlet. Attendees had a fun filled evening , outdoor arrangement has mesmerizing views, during the event unlimited food tasting & a special set menu for guests was served. In addition to that, The world’s most expensive coffee Kopi Luwak was offered & demonstrated.

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The set Menu included special Lattes, Salads, Mains & Desserts.

From the options of fresh Salads like Grilled Chicken, Smoked Salmon & Feta Beetroot, We had the sumptuous platter of Smoked Salmon with fresh green Salad .

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The burgers included Grass Fed Beef Burger, Oriental Grilled Chicken & Labneh Zaatar Waffle. You can also customize your burgers for instance I enjoyed those scrummy grilled chicken chunks sandwiched in waffle bread instead of bun.

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Beef Burger is also tempting addition.

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Desserts were Icons Sundae, Macadamia Brownie with ice cream & Original Cookie Cake. We had Brownie ice cream , by that time evening turned into night & Atlantis view became more dazzling with the effect of water & lights. So don’t miss out on this perfect pairing of amazing food & location.

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Beverages …….. special beverages on offer were Matcha Latte , Turmeric Latte & Brownie Frappe. To make the most of cooler weather, the best option is to have warm sips of Matcha Latte .

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Brownie Frappe is also great choice.

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Empowering Participation from People of Determination with “Qelada” Jewellery and Tasneem Chocolates – Hessa Buhumaid Inaugurates BRIDE Dubai 2019

Dazzling designer fashion, sparkling jewellery and exclusive lifestyle offers, under one roof at DWTC.

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Her Excellency Minister Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development inaugurated BRIDE Dubai 2019, the four-day largest wedding and lifestyle event in the Middle East, held at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) until February 9.

The opening was attended by Vice President of Informa’s Consumer Division Suzy Pallett, Informa’s Head of Protocol Manal Younes, and BRIDE Head of Marketing Sarita Lakhiani – as well as a large number of brides and brides-to-be. Day 1 exceeded the highest expectations as visitors embraced the latest bridal trends, affordable high-end fashion, stunning jewellery, and influencer meet-and-greets, on top of a host of discounts on the latest hair, beauty and wellness innovations.

The Ministry of Community Development (MOCD) has also been participating in BRIDE Dubai 2019 through a special stand that displays products of the people of determination; including “Qeladah”, “Acrylic”, “Tasneem Chocolates” and “Janna Dates”. The ministry’s participation comes as part of the national policy to empower the people of determination which was declared by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, UAE Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

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Her Excellency Minister Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, stressed the Ministry’s keenness to drive the success of social development initiatives, based on its slogan “A coherent family of a cohesive society”, as a part of its role to achieve family cohesion and support young people’s effort to form happy families. Her Excellency pointed that Welfare Rehabilitation Department for People of Determination is participating by showcasing modern products made by people of determination, which will captivate the visitors and allow for both moral and financial gains for people of determination, under the welfare, rehabilitation, and empowerment strategy implemented by the Ministry.

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Opening Day Highlights:

Spectators gathered in huge numbers at the Main Stage in the Magical Secret Garden for an enchanting schedule of breathtaking catwalk shows, from Sevda Fashion House and Ritu Kumar, along with the exclusive BRIDE Fashion Show. Visitors were also treated to a host of fantastic demonstrations, tips, trends and comprehensive guides from Tips & Toes, Savoir Flair, Emirates Specialty Hospital and Canadian Medical Centre, as well as sensational entertainment with Riya Berry Choreography.

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Day 1 saw visitors make the most of everything BRIDE Dubai 2019 had to offer as they browsed, mingled and basked in the endless array of outstanding options throughout the specially designated zones, such as The Bridal Zone, International Fashion Avenue, Jewellery Pavilion, Arabic Zone, and Beauty & Health Pavilion. Popular influencers Dana Al Tuwarish and Latifa Al Shamsi were also on hand to meet and greet the delighted fans, while offering their top tips and expertise.

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An extensive exhibition of awe-inspiring cake artistry was also on display, featuring fascinating cakes created especially for the show, demonstrating the skill and precision of local designer bakers. Visitors were able to see for themselves exactly why cake artistry is fast becoming a necessity for weddings in the region. Master cake artists showcasing their supreme skills this week at BRIDE Dubai 2019 include Chateau Blanc, House of Cakes, The Cake Lab, LADURÉE, Decorative Cakes by Manuri, and Magnolia.

What to look forward to:

There’s even more to look forward to over the next three days of BRIDE Dubai 2019, with an amazing line-up of magical fashion shows, featuring exquisite collections by Piero Camello, Apple Wang, Garimon Roferos Couture, Sevda Fashion House, Noorkhanjar Artwork, Atelier Zuhra, and Amato Luxe By Furne One. Additionally, Tips & Toes, Savoir Flair, Emirates Specialty Hospital, and Canadian Medical Centre will return with more educational, entertaining and enriching demonstrations, tips, trends and comprehensive guides.

Riya Berry Choreography will get visitors moving and grooving, while Qomrah Studio will present the ultimate guide to help brides-to-be capture ‘A Moment That Lasts A Lifetime’. Luxury lifestyle influencer, fashionistas and style icons  Fatma Husam, Noha Nabil, and Al Reem Saif, will also be meeting and greeting fans over the coming days to impart their in-depth knowledge and invaluable advice. To top off an action-packed 4 days, the BRIDE Dubai 2019 Wedding Awards will take place on Saturday, 9th February. For the full schedule, visit this LINK.

Get your Tickets!

Limited Premium Tickets are still available for just AED250 on the door. Standard Ticket Entry is AED30 on the door. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the ‘People of Determination’ projects, so make a difference and get down to BRIDE Dubai 2019 today!

With three more jampacked days remaining, get ready to enter the wonderful world of BRIDE Dubai 2019 until February 9th. Doors open from 3:30pm to 10:30pm. Stay tuned for more updates across Instagram and Facebook @thebrideshow or visit www.thebrideshow.com.

Estrellas Rooftop Lounge

Estrellas Rooftop Lounge - The Canvas Hotel Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

If you are looking for recommendation & best option these days for a weekend dinner or to enjoy the pleasant weather for long hours during evenings in Dubai, I found it to be perfect …….. and this is Estrellas Rooftop lounge in Canvas Hotel.

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The restaurant has an idealistic ambiance, with deliciously done food, shisha, Live Dj, Indian music, great views, & caring team of staff. So who wouldn’t want to spend long hours sitting by the poolside.

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The menu has wide selection of Moctails, Starters, Mains which include grills & Veg & Non-Veg food.
For drinks we had Passion Fruit Panna & Strawberry Mojito, these fusion drinks are great combinations of flavors.
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Starters / Grills:

The chilly weather gets more pleasurable when you have hot oozing out cheese from Jalapeno Poppers. This is what we had while sipping on our drinks. Do try the Cheese Jalapeno Poppers & crispy Potato Wedges with dips.

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The Veg & Non-Veg starters were delightful assorted selection of grills & fried items.
The Veg Platter had Falafel, Paneer Tikka, Veg Manchurian with Salad & Mint Chuttney/Raita.
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Falafel, the way it has to be with not much spices & Manchurian bites were great too.
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Non- Veg Platter had perfectly grilled, soft & delectable Lamb Kebabs, Chicken Tikka, Sarson Hammour Tikka, Mustard Glazed Lamb Chops.

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If you like meat grills you’re going to amaze yourself with this grilled platter.

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During our starter session by the pool side, the evening started getting hyped up as it moved into the late weekend hours & attracted a huge crowd with live DJ , Indian music & pleasant weather these days so make sure to get your advance booking done & don’t miss this idealistic ambiance to dine & shisha along side the pool & great views .
Pan Rasna paired well with the weather & music !

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Main Course: We had sumptuous curries & rich Dal Tadka. Enjoyed these curries with Garlic Bread, Butter & Lachha Paratha. Lamb & Paneer curries with gravies well immersed in flavors.

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Desserts:

The two favorites …….. Blue Berry Cheese Cake & Ras Malai were part of our memorable dinner to end up.

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Had a comfortable & home like time with a lot of attention by the staff. All customers are well taken care of ,& as the weather started getting more chilly we were offered scarves by the staff. Who wouldn’t want to try such an experience!

Cook Children’s Health Care System host the 2nd annual Mommy Blogger Event in Dubai

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U.S. News and World Report named Cook Children’s to its 2018-19 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” list for excellence in five specialties including Cancer, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Neurology/Neurosurgery and Orthopedics.

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Cynthia Gonzalez says “We are very excited to have hosed our 2nd annual Mommy Blogger event in Dubai.  Our first event in 2018, we featured Cook Children’s Medical Center’s 100 year anniversary.  We also featured 2 of our specialists, Dr. Meaghan Granger, Pediatric Onocologist, and Dr. Pamela Sherman, Pediatric Orthopedic and Hand Surgeon.

This year’s event has featured Dr. Warren Marks, world renowned in his work on movement disorders and spinal muscle atrophy.  We are also featuring Dr. Paul Thornton, equally famous on his work on pediatric hyperinsulinism.  Dr. Thornton’s program is 1 of only 2 in the entire United States.  Both of these specialists have cared for patients from the Arab Region.  Joining us again this year is Dr. Pamela Sherman, now International Medical Director.

Our expectations from today’s mommy blogger event is simple.  We at Cook Children’s have made a PROMISE to the children and families in the Arab region to provide the most comprehensive care possible.  When there is a complex disease, the mothers of Dubai and the rest of the region should know that Cook Children’s is here for them.  The mommy bloggers have a voice and a social platform to inform many mothers that Cook Children’s cares.  Cook Children’s understands the struggles that mothers endure, and we are happy to be here for them.  Cook Children’s International service is built upon a concierge type approach.  We don’t want to have mothers worry about all the things that come with travel…but instead we want them to feel confident that our international team will help and they can concentrate on what’s most important….their child.  They can feel confident that their child will have the best care as they are meeting the most important specialists in their field of Neurology, Endrochinology and Orthopedics…along with the cancers.”

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For more information about Cook Children’s Health Care System visit: http://www.cookchildrensinternational.org/

Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA launches ‘TooMooH’ Internship Development Programme to promote UAE National talent in the hospitality sector

The initiative will help boost Emiratisation in the UAE’s booming hospitality and tourism industry

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 Millennium Hotels & Resorts launches the ‘TooMooH’ Internship Development tier as part of the ‘TooMooH’ program, – a concerted, consistent programme to accelerate Emiratization and promote regional talent and leadership development in the hospitality sector. This programme aims to integrate UAE nationals into the booming hospitality sector and boost their presence in the job market.

According to Alpen Capital’s latest report on GCC Hospitality Industry 2018, the UAE hospitality market is expected to reach $7.6 billion by 2022 at a five-year CAGR of 8.5 per cent (2017-2022) and international tourist visits are expected to grow at a five-year CAGR of 4.3 per cent to 25.5 million whereas the hotel supply is expected to grow at a five-year CAGR of 6 per cent to 183,718 hotel rooms. These additional hotels will require a large hospitality professional talent pool. However, without the engagement and employment of local talent, hoteliers would find it difficult to manage such a large industry with just foreign professionals.

The TooMooH Internship Development Programme (TIDP), part of the recently launched TooMooH initiative by Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA, is aimed at increasing local employment in the hospitality industry and the overall private sector and designed for UAE national undergraduate students to gain work exposure. The duration of the TIDP internship could range from three to six months.

As part of the initiative, Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA will partner with local colleges and universities to provide UAE national students with a comprehensive programme to support their enhancement of knowledge and skills, thus contributing positively to the hospitality industry and the country.

Under the TIDP, all trainees will receive comprehensive hands-on training in different aspects of the hospitality business so that they can join the industry, build a career and take up leadership roles upon completion of their formal education.

“The Arabs are globally known for their warm hospitality tradition. However, the hospitality industry in the Arab world is dominated by expatriates,” said Mr. Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi, President of Millennium Hotel & Resorts MEA. “With proper training, grooming and mentoring of local talents, we could change the landscape and help create more jobs for UAE nationals who could one day lead the tourism industry by example. It is precisely with this objective, Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA launched this great initiative that we believe, will boost Emiratisation in the UAE’s booming hospitality and tourism industry.”

‘TooMooH’ which translates as ‘Ambition’ is a comprehensive, four tier, national development programme focusing on the career advancement of fresh graduates, executives and leaders. ‘TooMooH’ will, integrate UAE Nationals in the private sector and offer increased opportunities in the hospitality industry. Under the TIDP, students will receive training at three levels – internship, management trainee and school trainees.

Dubai leads in total number of hotel keys per resident at 29.9 per 1,000 people when benchmarked against international hub cities. Paris is the next highest with 17.6 keys per 1,000 people, according to global consultancy Knight Frank.

According to data from Dubai Tourism, the emirate is home to 104 five star-hotels. Overall, Dubai hotel room supply is set to reach 132,000 by the end of 2019, Dubai Tourism said as it forecast that the hospitality sector to experience strong, sustained growth over the coming years, with occupied room nights set to reach 35.5 million annually in 2019, representing a 10.2 per cent compound annual growth rate over the next 24 months.

Keeping the above in mind, Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA along with the support of partners like Dubai College of Tourism and Khebraty – Department of Culture & Tourism Abu Dhabi, works closely to align with the Emiratisation goals of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation by supporting the growing need of integrating UAE talent into the hospitality and tourism industry with programs like ‘TooMooH’ that will unlock the potential of UAE nationals and enable them to be a driving force of the UAE’s economic development.