Mother’s Day Lunch At Al Nafoora Coral Dubai Deira

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This Mother’s Day, Coral Dubai Deira made all Moms feel so special at their event which was organized specifically to wish, treat & entertain all the Mothers.

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Al Nafoora is a Mediterranean restaurant with an oriental touch, they hosted this special lunch gathering.
A cake cutting ceremony was held followed by lucky draws from the hotel What else you need at your special day? The lunch was lined up with a buffet of delicious veg & non-veg dishes.

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Special soup, & variety of salads at the salad counter. The mains were tantalizing Chicken Biryani, Lamb Stew, Steamed Fish, Potato Gratin, Steamed Vegetables Mushroom Creamy Pasta, Seafood Noodles, Grilled Chicken, Boiled Rice.

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But if you still want to be on a lighter diet, they have amazing salad options which are filling & healthy. Grab your bowl of soup & healthy mix of salads like Corn Salad, Chicken vegetable Salad. Other items are Hummus, Arabic Pickles fresh green leaves & more.

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Desserts include a fine selection of Cakes, Tarts, Cheese Cakes Arabic Sweets, Cup Cakes, Panna Cotta & freshly cut fruits.

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The restaurant ambiance is calm with a décor of flowing fountain in the middle of restaurant. We also toured around in the hotel & discovered Coral Dubai Deira is well equipped with all amenities & luxuries.

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They have two spacious halls one serves as meeting room & the other for larger gatherings & family events.

Rooms are appealing for a memorable stay. And during the stay you can also avail pool , massage & gym facilities.

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LULU PROMOTES FOOD IS GREAT BRITAIN: A BRITISH FOOD FESTIVAL

LuLu, the largest hypermarket chain in the region, launched its annual British food festival “Food is Great Britain: Truly British, Truly Delicious”. The week-long fest highlights a wide variety of food products imported from the UK, which is available at great discounts from 18th to 26th March 2019.

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The launch event was inaugurated by H.E Patrick Moody, British Ambassador to the UAE, at LuLu Hypermarket at World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi, in the presence of LuLu Group Chairman and Managing Director Yusuff Ali M.A, other top officials, and government authorities.

Speaking on the occasion, Yusuff Ali M.A said: “For over two decades of serving a multi-ethnic customer base, LuLu has managed the lifestyle needs of both the locals and expat community. From food offerings to fashion, home essentials, electronics, and much more, it is a one-stop shop that showcases global flavours and culture. “Food is Great Britain” is one such event that puts a spotlight on the traditional flavours, culture and quality produce of the UK. Our British sourcing offices and food processing units have helped us become successful in guaranteeing non-stop supply at the most competitive prices all year round.”

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LuLu brings delicious British classics at pocket-friendly prices for the food festival. Savour the fresh flavours of dairies from Rachel’s Organic, which are perfect for breakfast or quick snacks to help you with proper digestion and strengthening immune system. Nutrient-packed juices are available to quench your thirst, from Coldpress, Robinsons and The Berry Company. For high quality frozen fruits and vegetables that you can use daily for cooking and baking, Ardo’s well-chosen product range can help you save a lot of time and energy in the kitchen, as they are pre-washed and pre-cut. Moreover, enjoy the famous flavours and crisp taste of Walkers crisps, made from the finest potatoes from over 80 farms around Britain.

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LuLu has flown in more than 2,000 products across brands like Horlicks, Whole Earth, Longley Farm, and John West—from cheeses to organic and healthy range, fruits and vegetables, dairies, sweet delicacies, and many more classic offerings, which will highlight an authentic British shopping experience. Moody said: “I am extremely delighted by the range and quality of products Lulu has imported for this promotion and I am sure these products will be highly appreciated not only by British nationals, but also the local and other expat communities residing here.”

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With 163 stores operating worldwide, LuLu has continuously been exerting its greatest efforts to provide and sustain the supply of global products at the best rates. With the excellent combination of high quality offerings and organised logistics system, LuLu remains to be the favourite shopping destination in the UAE when it comes to a broader selection of international products.

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LULU HYPERMARKET, where the world comes to shop—is the top retailer in the Middle East and one of the most successful businesses worldwide. Serving more than 1,600,000 shopping patrons every day, it is the fastest growing retail chain across 10 countries that include the GCC, India, Egypt, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Founded in the early nineties, it has successfully expanded to different parts of the world and currently operates more than 163 stores with a staff force of 49,800.

 

LuLu Hypermarket, where the world comes to shop:

  • Providing more than 1,600,000 customers an unparalleled shopping experience daily across the globe
  • 1 retail chain in the Middle East and among the top 10 fastest growing retailers globally
  • Operations in UAE, India, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Egypt, Malaysia, and Indonesia
  • One of the Middle East’s top employers with work force numbering to 49,800

 

Bar Baar Launches New Street Food Menu in Town ‘Gully Boy’

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20 mouth-watering street food delights will leave you craving for more
Capturing on the recent Bollywood’s backstreet rapper movie – ‘Gully Boy’, it would be hard not to imagine strolling through the crowded streets of Mumbai without grabbing a ‘Vada pav’ or indulging in some lip-smacking ‘Chicken Chilly’ and relishing the Indian (Gully) Street Food.

Promising to offer a vegetarian and non-vegetarian street-food paradise, the tantalizing delights in the ‘Gully Boy menu’ is certain to leave you drooling from its ‘Bawa Chicken Puffs’, ‘Full Too Samosas’, ‘Bhai Ka Mutton Biryani’ and ‘Ek Dum Mast Momos’. It will be available every day of the week for lunch and dinner from 1:00 p.m onwards till 3:00 am starting from the range of AED 15 to AED 55 only.

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I got to savor some most delightful items from the new menu , as they launched it last week. With live musical performances, company of friends, good food & drinks surley makes Bar Baar the best place to hang out in town. What I tried & would definitely recommend is The Gully Chicken Chilli, Dhinchak Jhinga Fry, Doori Tandoori Murghi .
Tandoori Chicken has the aroma & flavors of special tandoori spcices & so were the shrimps full of crisp , crunch & taste fried perfectly, dip & enjoy with green chutney.
Chicken Chilli comes with red chutney, another tantalizing item frm the menu , soft & delicious chicken chunks.

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Gully Boy special drinks from the menu were simply refreshing …. Raspberry Soda & Imami Sharbat.

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The ambiance is so inviting with street food aromas & live music in air. Ample seating is available enjoy the music & sumptuous food.

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“Garnering on the Gully Boy Fever, where Bollywood has made its first movie about rap music, we intend to take you on a delicious journey and give you the authenticity of Real India with the opportunity to taste the Indian (Gully) Street Food and introduce the spirit of Indian Hip Hop and Rap culture through the soul of our food”. said Mr. Parvez Mhd – Managing Director of Bar Baar.
He further added, “Bringing in new Indian Hip Hop and RAP culture with Live performances from India’s most talented, prominent and elite will be a new genre to Dubai – the city that never sleeps. Through the Indian (Gully) Street food which has originated from the streets, we want to introduce the raw feel of hip hop, evoke talent and inspire the millennials. We will also start a new venture of outdoor delivery ‘Gully boy’ by BarBaar to cater to our customers and ensure that Indian (Gully) Street food reaches every doorstep.”

Bar Baar, recently nominated for the ‘Best Bar Food’ at the Time out 2019 awards introduces the new street food menu ‘Gully Boy’.

Guylian Belgian Chocolate Café – The Pointe

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The Pointe in Palm Jumeirah, a place where ambiance and food are paired perfectly well. Like many other spots in UAE, this much talked about place has great Plam & Atlantis views which you can enjoy while dining at lined up cafes & restaurants situated in the vicinity.

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We had a fabulous morning get together, a bunch of jolly bloggers were invited by Guylian Café in collaboration with one of our fellow bloggers Sidrah. The breakfast morning was a whole lot of fun & food. The spread was lavishly done. With weather still so friendly & inviting for alfresco dining, it was obvious to sit outside overlooking the majestic Atlantis Hotel.

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We started with coffee, fresh juices & Mocktails. The variety on our table was Orange Juice, Passion Cooler Mocktail, Rose Lemon Spritzer Mocktail, Lavender Lemonade Mocktail & few more.
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Not only the table was colorful with the spread of those drinks but all drinks were done extremely well with their unique combinations. Mine was Lavender Lemonade, so refreshing coconut water infused with Lavender, Lemon Juice & Soda. Do give it a try!

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Our breakfast items included a fine selection from their menu, so tempting freshly baked Croissants & Fresh Homemade Belgian Pastries with Chocolate sauce.

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And for you to want to enjoy, nothing more than a platter of fresh Waffle Bread topped with icecream & special Guylian Chocolate Dip & sliced fruits.

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Servings are generous & good enough for two & somewhere upto three persons, be it a platter of Smashed Avocado, Tomato Bocconcini, Eggs Benedict or my all time favorite Buratta which they serve it with assorted colorful Tomatoes.

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Desserts:
Each dessert item is done with sophistication, the fineness, delicacy & presentation are taken care of. We relished the fruity, nutty & chocolaty flavors of each of these …..
Guylian Chocolate & Hazelnut Pyramid …….. toothsome bites of nuts & chocolate.

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100% Pure Pleasure is all so chocolate made dessert, soft & melt in the mouth.

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Then we also had Passion Temptation, dome shaped finely arranged passion fruit flavored white attraction on the plate!

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Weather in UAE is still inviting for alfresco dining , great views & food here at Guylian Café. Enjoy the sunshine with pleasant breeze before you reach the hot summer time.

Dragon’s Place – Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel

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All you-can-eat Sushi & Sashimi with Miso Soup for AED 99 per person.

Northern Emirates is home to many fascinating attractions, be it natural attractions with hills, sand dunes, breathtaking beaches or its various Hotel attractions. The entire Northern Emirates & including Ajman has a lot to offer for tourists & residents.

Bahi Ajman Palace is a magnificent & picturesque property managed by HMH. This luxurious hotel provides splendid views and approach to the cornich & offer great dining facilities. Dragon’s Place is one of its restaurant which serves a mix of cuisines like Japanese, Thai & Chinese.

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I was invited on a sunny afternoon for an indulgent Seafood Lunch.
Restaurant is located at first floor with an outdoor dining option as well. If you are here around during this month, alfresco dining experience can still be enjoyed to its fullest with slight sea breeze and views. Inside arrangement is best for family & bigger group of friends get together.

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The restaurant has a sushi counter & display of seafood . Chefs provide the freshest & best combinations with all their expertise on to your table.
The cheerful & informative staff adds much delight to your dining experience. We had refreshing lime Tom Yam shots , this was our welcome drink.
Chicken coated Toasts & Crackers with Chili Sauce was a great company while our next course was on its way.

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Next came the salted Edamame & Miso Soup, this clear soup with chunks of Tofu & sliced Mushrooms & Spinach is a great recipe.

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A light bowl of Fresh Green Salad drizzled with dressings was served soon after the soup.

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Sushi ……..Assorted platter of Veg & Non-Veg Sushis brought to the table direct from the live Sushi Bar. Mouth melting fresh Sushis were generously served.

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Nigiri …… Such a variety !! you surely will enjoy a lot here if you are looking for all what you like in seafood. Salmon, Tuna, Himatchi etc.

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What came next was the most indulgent Sashimi Bowl. Set on ice were big chunks of Salmon, Tuna, Blue Tail, & Octopus. True treat for Seafood fans what a great value for money …… for just AED 99!!

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Desserts ……..
This indulging seafood journey slowly came to an end & then we tried the delightful Thai & Japanese sweet delicacies . The desserts included Nata De Coco with Cream , it was delicious creamy coconut custard with a thin consistency mixed with Thai dried fruits/nuts.

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Cheese Cake with a distinction…… my favorite Matcha Flavored Cheese Cake. Do give it try! And a mini mouth melting Mixed Fruit Tart.
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All fresh juices & drinks are available. Do add it in your dining list. An attractive place to sit back, relax & eat fresh seafood & Sushi from Sushi Bar.

Items to choose from:

Sushi Bar, Salmon & Tuna Sashimi, Salmon & Tuna Sushi, International Maki, Edamame, Miso Soup, Kani Salad, Som Tum Salad.

Terms &Conditions:

• Valid for dine-in only
• Takeaway is not allowed.
• Timings from 18:30 pm – 22:30 pm
• Not valid on prawn & eel.
• Children below 5 can eat for free & children above 6 years with 50% discount.
• Drinks are not included.
• Extra order or drink will be paid directly at the restaurant.
• Valid for one person & sharing is not allowed.
• Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.
• Subject to availability.

Level M Arabian Plaza Hotel

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Millennium Hotel & Resorts have recently launched this dining hub at Arabian Plaza Hotel. Studio M covers a well lit spacious area in the property & offers a family-friendly Friday lunch with a selection of International dishes in buffet.

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Delight your taste buds with thick & creamy Mushroom Soup followed by Starters like crispy Hot Chicken Samosas, Vegetable Rolls & Juicy Chicken Wings.

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Salad Counter has a lot of healthy & vegetarian offers as well. Those on a diet will be happier to chose from salad counter like Quinoa Salad, Potatoes, Couscous, Roasted Beetroot, Calamari Pesto, Smoked Salmon, Stuffed Truffle, Cherry Tomatoes, Grilled Prawns , Fattoush & assorted fresh green vegetables. Plate full of this healthy sumptuous salad is good enough & filling.

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In mains some of the famous & all time favorite dishes are Lamb Biryani, Grilled Sea Bass in Lemon Butter Sauce , Boneless Chicken & Tenderloin with an addition of Steamed Vegetables & Rice.

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Desserts: Quality items are displayed in desserts section. Mouth melting aromatic Mango Mousse is unforgettable, so is the Crème Brulee just done perfect!!
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Others are Chocolate Chip Cake, Strawberry Cheese Cake, Panna Cotta, & Choco Mint Cake.

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Walnut Grove – The Dubai Mall

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Walnut Grove has recently launched its new branch at the most prominent & idyllic location in The Dubai Mall. The fascinating setup will always double the delight for diners as it has many reasons to come over for dining. Those who fancy great views like Burj View, Downtown & Dubai Fountains while having their dinner, lunch or breakfast will be the happiest diners here to enjoy all this. The elegance added to decor & furnishing is much admirable as well.

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Moreover if you plan your visit these days the cooler & pleasant weather with sometimes clouds covering the skies will have you enjoy your meals along with light drizzling at this amazing venue.
The restaurant has great dining options, hot & cold beverages & a wide range of mind blowing cake flavors at display makes it hard for the customers to choose.

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The day when we visited was a pleasant cloudy day. It was obvious for us to opt for alfresco arrangement. We had long hours sitting outside enjoying weather with Burj Views & Berry Smoothie & Litchi & Cucumber Martini. As the name says Berry Slim Smoothie, it was done healthy with thick greek yogurt , almonds etc.

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A huge healthy bowl of Burratta Salad is always a good decision & addition to a superb lunch spread, so when I saw Burratta Salad in menu their was no other choice for me but to ask for this. And it didn’t disappoint at all! The presentation & taste were equally great.

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For starters we had Parmesan Almond Chicken Strips from their appetizers menu. Coated in herb crumbs & almonds fried chicken strips were served with salsa verde mayo dipping sauce.

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Grills: Salsa Verde Chicken Kebabs ……. Restaurant has tried to add healthy touches in its recipes. The boneless chicken cubes were marinated with basil & herb yogurt & served with couscous.

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Peppadew Avo Salmon ……. And again salmon seen in the menu is also irresistible, so the big fillet of Norwegian Salmon Pan Seared was on our table. Topped with sweet Chilli Peppadew & Avocado Salsa. Savoury Couscous & veggies as side, a complete wholesome platter too delicious!!

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Desserts : As I mentioned above the great variety of cakes makes it too hard to choose from ….. all flavors are actually not to be missed, we had the most luscious & loaded with nuts all time favorite Carrot Cake & the most attractive Rainbow Cake , a must try !

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Trying hard to fit in this rainbow along with this beautiful view & cloudy weather.

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To add more delight to the pleasant & cloudy weather we had Cappuccino & Chamomile Tea . Each tea & coffee serving comes with a mini red velvet cup cake.

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The restaurant has its distinctions in serving styles, taste cheerfulness of staff & on top of all the picturesque location. During the summer days when you won’t be able to sit outside, they offer an elegant interior setting including the seating arrangement done to amuse by overlooking the mall from inside.

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Pide Keyfi Restaurant – JVC Dubai

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Last week we spent our Friday evening experiencing cuisine from a Turkish Restaurant who master on its soft delicious Pides ( Turkish Pizzas) & many items from Middle Eastern Cuisine. Had my favorite spread of dishes, salads & starters. They serve authentic recipes from the region.

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To try this hidden foodie spot with great options you need to drive all the way to JVC. Its worth the drive when you enjoy dinner in a calm ambiance, you can decide whether to opt for inside or an outside seating. As the small restaurant has done arrangements for both!

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When having Arabic styled cuisine, Hummus cannot be missed along with the freshly baked hot breads to start from….. followed by Fattoush & Gayurdagi Salad heavily garnished with chopped walnuts. Starters were Lamb Kibbeh & Chicken & Mushroom Pide.

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Adana Kebab ……. If you would like to opt grills here, do try Adana kebab , perfectly done & served with veggies & burghul.

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Eggplant Chicken ……. I was suggested by the management to try this dish, & yes I was not very sure of how it would be. Small chicken chunks simply presented on a bed of roasted mashed eggplant won our hearts. It turned out to be a great item on our table. Loved the combination & flavors in its recipe!

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The end of our meals was delightened with Chocolate Souffle & Tea. Oozing out hot chocolate from the cake tasted too good.

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The restaurant offer home deliveries in near by areas.

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.”