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The S Hotel Al Barsha to Debut at Arabian Travel Market

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  • UAE is set to welcome 8.92 million visitors from top five source markets by 2023

Dubai-based hotel chain The S Hotel Al Barsha has confirmed its participation in Arabian Travel Market 2019, the international travel and tourism event unlocking business potential within the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. The event will run from April 28 to May 1, 2019 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Shailesh Grover, General Manager of The S Hotel Al Barsha, said: “We are glad to take part in Arabian Travel Market.  As the region’s leading travel fair, ATM offers us a fabulous platform to introduce and showcase our first The S Hotel in the Middle East, The S Hotel Al Barsha.”

“As the global meeting place for the travel trade, it is a must for us to be present. We are excited to meet our peers, share ideas with trade professionals as well as investors and developers. We also have a unique opportunity to touch base with our key partners who have been supporting the inbound traffic and to get the right mix of business share in the ensuing period.”

A recent research report released by Arabian Travel Market ahead of the major event reveals that the UAE is set to welcome 8.92 million visitors from top five source markets by 2023. The report says that the country’s top three source markets for inbound tourism are India, KSA and UK. The number of Indian visitors travelling to the UAE will increase at a CAGR of 7% to 3.01 million in 2023, while arrivals from Saudi Arabia and the UK will witness an increase of 2% and 1% to 1.76 million and 1.28 million respectively over the same period.

“Our marketing efforts are geared towards attracting guests from these high-growth segments. Our focus is to get a bigger slice of the inbound tourists from India, KSA, UK, China and Russia. We’re also targeting the GCC & Middle East, Southeast Asia, Far East Asia, Europe and Latin America,” Grover explains.

It is the first-time for The S Hotel Al Barsha to participate in ATM. The UAE-based hospitality group recently had its grand opening and media launch of its first four-star property in Dubai in February 2019. It is quickly emerging as a preferred accommodation among the regional hospitality brands with 70% occupancy rate for its first three months of operation.

The midscale property features 234 well-equipped rooms, 12 stylish suites, three distinctly themed restaurants and a first-class spa with a relaxing and modern ambience.

“With the robust growth of tourism and the UAE government’s full support as well as the Expo 2020 next year, it is the right time to grow our midscale properties. Under S Hotel, we have upcoming properties

that are being built in key locations in the UAE & GCC which are in line with our aggressive expansion strategy. Though we are just starting our foray into hospitality we have seen a positive response from our guests, coming from business and leisure travelers,” Grover adds.

The S Hotel Al Barsha combines world-class facilities with the very best in Middle Eastern charm and hospitality. The hotel looks forward to welcoming its trade partners and business associates and have them experience a touch of local culture and warm hospitality.

World-class tourism destinations from around the world will showcase a diverse range of accommodation options, breath taking tourism attractions, travel technology and key airline routes at Arabian Travel Market.

To know more about The S Hotel Al Barsha, please call (+971) 4 871 2222 or email

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Culinary experiences at Armani/Ristorante

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Take it alfresco at Armani/Ristorante

Stop by for sundowners, dinner or a nightcap this season and enjoy a premium view plus signature al fresco Italian hospitality on the Armani/Ristorante terrace. Now open from 5pm to 1am daily, make an evening of it and relax in Armani Casa-designed comfort while sampling bespoke cocktails and award-winning cuisine against a backdrop of exclusive fountain views.

Date: Daily

Time: 5pm – 1am

Price: À la carte

Cook like a master at Armani/Ristorante

Learn a new skill or sharpen your existing culinary knowledge with a season of weekend master classes at Armani/Ristorante led by our gourmet guru, Chef Federico Sanna. This March, learn to recreate a five-star asparagus-inspired menu and moving into April, get creative with seafood salad, duck bacon, and lamb ribs.

Date: Asparagus – 16 March 2019 and Easter – 21 April 2019

Time: 11.30am – 3.30pm

Price: AED 700 per person and AED 1200 per couple, includes four-course lunch with pairing beverages

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Missing out on drink specials? Create your own ‘Happy Hour’ at Buhayra Lounge in Palace Downtown

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Nestled in Palace Downtown, Buhayra Lounge truly captures the essence of Arabia with its vibrant contemporary ambience and new menu of Mediterranean delights complete with hand-crafted beverages.

Unwind with family and friends, take in the spectacular views of The Dubai Fountain and iconic Burj Khalifa as you explore the exciting menu of Buhayra Lounge curated by Executive Chef Avinash Mohan.

Buhayra lounge’s unique waterfront location on the Burj Lake, elegant cabanas amidst beautiful Palace Gardens, subdued lighting and lively music by the resident DJ sets the tone for an ultimate chic dining experience. The laidback vibe is further complemented with a range of flavourful hubbly bubbly.

Pick your Happy Hour at Buhayra Lounge

Why be bound by fixed hours, when you can set your own? At Buhayra Lounge, it’s Happy Hour when you say it is! Select any two hours of your liking to enjoy our special Happy Hour deal. Sip on free-flowing beverages and savour a selection of unlimited canapés at your leisure. Sundowners can unwind and watch the city light up and shimmer with Buhayra Lounge’s perfectly blended beverages. The menu includes premium sparkling, homemade sangrias, and an array of refreshing drinks bursting with tropical fruits including lychees and berries.

Date: Daily, except Friday

Time: Any two hours between 12pm to 2am

Price: AED 199 per person

Post-brunch revelries at Buhayra Lounge

Keep the brunch festivities going at Buhayra Lounge with two hours of unlimited house beverages and canapés under the shade of a palm tree or take a moment to relax inside a traditional Arabian tent. The vibrant open-air poolside setting and exceptional culinary menu of Buhayra lounge is perfect to cap off your day with golden sunsets and mesmerising spectacle of The Dubai Fountain.

Date: Every Friday

Time: 4pm to 6pm

Price: AED 149 per person

For reservations, please call +971 4 8883444; email dine@emaar.ae or visit palacehotels.com

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Nezesaussi Grill Dubai Marina

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Enjoy rugby and leprechauns all month long at Nezesaussi Grill Dubai Marina!

For the whole month of March, enjoy a traditional Irish stew, paired with a traditional Irish brew for only AED 99. Wash all of that down with various Irish themed beverage promotions including a chance to win AED 2,000 daily!

Date: Throughout March

Price: AED 99 per person for the stew and brew

Timings: Sunday to Wednesday – 4pm until 2am and Thursday to Saturday – 12pm until 2am

For more information and reservations call 04 888 3444 or email dine@emaar.com

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ESCAPE TO PARK HYATT DUBAI – AN IDYLLIC PAMPERING HIDEAWAY

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  • Embark upon a unique journey of indulgence and relaxation at Dubai’s postcard-perfect hidden gem

The award winning Amara Spa has introduced a perfect treatment for couples. The Silk Revelation Couple Journey is a 150-minute relaxation ritual, using Carita Renovateur scrub, providing gentle exfoliation and nourishing. The experience is followed by a pampering full body massage with Baume de Soie, and concludes with a facial treatment perfectly customized to any skin needs.

After a soothing spa treatment, guests can unwind at a serene paradise as they relax by the hotel’s private Lagoon, where crystal-clear waters gently flow over a white-sand beach framed by lush gardens. Guests can enjoy the majestic views of the iconic Dubai skyline and Creek from an elegant sun lounger or stylish gazebo before plunging into the pristine waters of the Lagoon for a refreshing dip.

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Amara Spa
Opening times: 9 am to 10 pm
Silk Revelation Couple Journey, 150 min, AED 2950

the Lagoon
Opening Times: 9 am to 7 pm
Rates: access for hotel guests is complimentary; day pass for outside guests starting from AED 360

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The First S Hotel Officially Opens in Dubai

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The first S Hotel in the Middle East celebrates its grand opening in Dubai, with VIP guests and media gracing the grand ceremony.  A stylish and elegant retreat for modern travelers, The S Hotel Al Barsha is centrally located at the heart of the new lifestyle hub of the city – the Dubai Science Park in Al Barsha.

“We are pleased to launch The S Hotel Al Barsha, a new gem in Dubai’s growing travel and tourism scene,” says Shailesh Grover, General Manager of The S Hotel Al Barsha. “We offer local residents, hotel guests and tourists a premium accommodation combining connectivity and convenience. We want them to treat our hotel as their own home during their stay.”

“Our target market would be travelers and tourists from GCC & Middle East, Southeast Asia, Far East Asia, Europe and Latin America. We also plan to target other evolving markets who visit the UAE often for business or pleasure,” Grover adds.

The  4-star property offers its guests a calming and relaxing ambience through its personalized service where Middle Eastern charm meets with superb hospitality.

Featuring 246 spacious and well-equipped rooms, 12 stunning suites, three distinctly themed restaurants and a world-class spa where guests can bid their stress goodbye, The S Hotel Al Barsha ups the ante in the hospitality industry in Dubai.

Mr. Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi – Managing Director of Dubai Science Park (DSP) said: “As Dubai Science Park continues to expand, we are pleased to welcome the first S Hotel to the region. The launch of The S Hotel Al Barsha assists in diversifying our offerings within our community as professionals continue to work and live on the premises.  Our Science community supports the introduction of this hotel, which will be crucial in supporting our residents with options provided for events, dining and community initiatives. We are happy that DSP is a partner of choice and look forward to the success of the hotel.”

Within close proximity to prominent business districts, top attractions and the airports, the new hotel is the perfect address for ‘bleisure’ travelers.

Dining options include the Fusion restaurant which excites your palate with dishes from all over the world, prepared in a fascinating interactive kitchen. Guests can choose from the theme of the day, order from a select à la Carte menu, or enjoy the extensive buffet. A soon-to-open Baker & Spice , an award-winning restaurant with locations in Dubai, Kuwait, Bahrain, and KSA will also offer delectable cuisine.

For busy executives, they can book meeting rooms suitable for a wide variety of events from executive board meetings to corporate team building and company presentations, conferences, seminars, product launches, wedding events and fashion events. With more than 3000 sq. ft. total of banqueting space, the hotel’s facilities provide flexibility and room for up to a maximum of 150 guests. Holistic spa and wellness center offer treatments to re-energize guests. Fitness buffs can keep fit and healthy with a state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center and a rooftop pool.

A few minutes away from Mall of the Emirates and Dubai’s tourist attractions and business centers such as the Dubai World Trade & Exhibition Centre, the hotel is the ideal base from which to explore all that the city has to offer. The S Hotel Al Barsha provides guests easy access to iconic shopping malls, IMG World, Global Village and business hubs such as JAFZA, Dubai Investments Parks, Dubai Internet City and Dubai Media City.

Grover adds: “We are a local company looking to go global in the hospitality business with additional new projects being added to the portfolio in due course. “

The S Hotel hospitality group goes from strength to strength, growing its portfolio with a focus on managing properties and developing luxurious commercial properties across key locations in UAE & GCC.

To book your hotel stay or for more information, call (+971) 4 871 2222 or email info@s-hotelsinternational.com.

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DUBAI ROUNDS OFF 2018 WITH A NEW HIGH OF 15.92 MILLION INTERNATIONAL OVERNIGHT VISITORS

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  • India remains #1 source market with over two million travellers, while KSA makes a strong comeback with a steady year-on-year increase in visitor numbers
  • China, Russia and Germany deliver yet another strong double-digit performance as key top ten feeder markets
  • Hotels secure 30.13 million occupied room nights to sustain very healthy 76% average occupancy levels across the city

Dubai welcomed 15.92 million international overnight visitors in 2018, marking a new high according to the latest data released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism). Continuing to expand its appeal as a global destination of choice for another year running, Dubai’s top source markets delivered bankable performances with several strategic feeders witnessing standout double-digit growth yet again to continue momentum towards growing the number of international visitors annually in line with Dubai’s Tourism Vision 2022-2025, in addition to driving even greater economic impact on the emirate’s GDP.

His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General, Dubai Tourism commented: “Guided by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Department remains focused on ensuring that Dubai becomes the number one most visited city in the world in line with Dubai’s Tourism Strategy 2022-25. As such, throughout 2018, we developed and deployed a custom-market specific approach to our global outreach programmes to deeper penetrate our target markets and widen the sphere of influence and engagement with the Dubai proposition. Exposing our industry to new potential in order to convert a higher share of the dynamically evolving global outbound travel market has helped steady Dubai’s base tourism volumes throughout last year. Our strategic investments, innovative destination promotion programmes, responsive federal policy reforms, and long-term global partnerships – all backed by the tremendous support of our stakeholders across the government and private sector – continue to yield strong results as we ramp up efforts to increase Dubai’s accessibility, visibility and overall appeal, minimise barriers to travel, deliver new standards in global travel experiences, and ultimately drive both first-time and repeat visitation.”

Traditional strongholds have retained their affinity for the city’s destination proposition, with India once again crossing the two million mark and maintaining its number one position at the end of 2018. This has been fuelled by strong business partnerships with key industry leaders and national publications like TOI across India, and tailored destination-focused campaigns, such as multi-award-winning #BeMyGuest, a collaboration with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, as well as highly targeted seasonal activations to resonate with a diverse range of Indian audiences.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) came in a strong second, remaining the highest traffic volume generator for the GCC, with 1.6 million visitors, representing a steady 3 per cent year-on-year growth, thanks to customised activations including specialised city-wide activities and promotions for KSA National Day celebrations – all especially designed to attract visitors from the Kingdom.

The UK, meanwhile, also retained its third place slot with an impressive 1.2 million British travellers visiting the city in 2018 – testament to Dubai’s enduring popularity in the market, despite Brexit conversations impacting overall outbound travel and consumption sentiment from the country.

Experiencing impressive encore performances with double-digit growth to maintain their strength within the top ten feeder markets, China, Russia and Germany continued their upward trajectory in 2018. China rose to the number four position, with tourism volumes rising 12 per cent in year-on-year growth to bring in 857,000 Chinese tourists in 2018. Russia experienced a significant 28 per cent growth to move up two places landing at sixth position with 678,000 visitors in 2018, as both China and Russia continued to benefit from the introduction of UAE visa-on-arrival visitor regulations and increased air capacity into the emirate. German tourists continued to grow in strength as 2018 welcomed an impressive 567,000 tourists, exhibiting a 12 per cent increase over 506,000 visitors in 2017.

The USA came in as the seventh top source market with 656,000 visitors in 2018 representing an increase of four per cent while the Philippines entered the top 10 for the very first time with 387,000 tourists to Dubai. Owing to successful ongoing destination marketing strategies, Dubai also welcomed 348,000 overnight guests from France, with the country rising two ranks and seeing a 17 per cent year-on-year increase while Italy witnessed a nine per cent growth. A stellar 36 per cent spike from Nigeria brought the market back into the top 20, with 185,000 Nigerians visiting Dubai in 2018. These strong performances helped balance the decline in visitation from strong-hold markets like Oman and Pakistan.

From a regional perspective, Western Europe emerged as the largest contributor of overnight visitor volumes for 2018, commanding a 21 per cent share, to maintain its pole position from 2017. This was closely followed by the GCC and South Asia, contributing 18 and 17 per cent of all international visitation to the city respectively. North Asia and South-East Asia regions accounted for 11 per cent to reflect sustainable growth aided by Dubai Tourism’s international diversification strategy.

The close proximity markets across the MENA region also delivered steady growth volumes of ten per cent while Russia, the wider CIS and Eastern Europe collectively delivered nine per cent of the total visitation, a two per cent increase from 2017. The Americas and Africa each contributed six per cent of the volume base, and Australasia rounded off the regional mix with two per cent of market share in 2018, largely driven by stop-over travellers. 

Reflecting the city’s ability to further drive engagement amongst first-time and repeat international visitors, Dubai has continued to deliver an expanding variety of experiential offerings that serve as important levers in driving GDP contribution across the leisure segment. Popular attractions and entertainment destinations including Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Parks and Resorts, IMG Worlds of Adventure, La Mer and Al Seef drew high interest from visitors, as the city continues to invest in an evolution and innovation with a roster pipeline of mega-developments, leisure attractions, and retail destinations all set to aid success in a highly competitive global travel ecosystem. The latest in destination offerings for 2018 included the Dubai Frame, a one-of-a-kind structure with a 360-degree view of the city, showing the past and present through views of both old and new Dubai. 2018 also saw the opening of the Bluewaters Island, a mixed-use destination located off the coast of Jumeirah Beach Residence, with Ain Dubai – the world’s largest observation wheel – set to be the centerpiece of the island’s various retail, residential, hospitality and entertainment zones.

In line with preserving and building awareness of Dubai’s ecotourism destinations, the emirate will soon be opening doors to the UAE’s first national park, Al Marmoum, the largest tourism project of its kind in the region that focuses on the desert environment. This also works in conjunction with Dubai’s drive to showcase the emirate’s natural beauty and its lesser-known areas in the enclaves of Hatta. Rapidly becoming a hotspot for mountain bikers, adventure-seekers and nature-lovers, a range of new developments and attractions have recently opened that offer visitors a unique perspective of the national park’s stunning vantage points and wildlife sightings. Over the years, there has also been an enhanced focus on highlighting the emirate’s cultural offering with destinations such as Al Seef, which brings together the city’s proud past and bright future, as well as smart initiatives like the ‘Al Fahidi Architecture Audio Tour’ that introduces visitors to the rich history and heritage of Dubai’s popular Al Fahidi District. Encompassing five main pillars: tradition, heritage, trade, community and place making, Dubai Historical District highlights the city’s rich historical culture to its visitors—placing emphasis on the arts.

His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, concluded: “As we work towards future-proofing Dubai’s tourism-linked economy by fostering exceptional visitor experiences, we are committed to further empowering our public and private sectors to develop strategic programmes that can truly adapt to dynamic traveller needs. An integral component of the city’s success, therefore, has been the ongoing commitment to collaborate across the entirety of Dubai’s tourism ecosystem and foster robust partnerships with government and private stakeholders, including supporting the homegrown entrepreneur ecosystem. We are committed to providing the necessary infrastructure and global distribution channels to all our partners, equipping both large and small industry players with the outreach and access to our global networks. This is crucial as we continue to work towards our shared goals to support the city’s priority agenda to always offer something new and world-class in a highly democratised world of global travel.”

Hotel supply

Dubai’s hospitality sector continued to make further strides in expanding its offering to match the evolving needs of visitors, both in terms of scale and breadth. The hotel sector observed an eight per cent growth over a 12-month period versus 2017, with the total number of hotel and hotel apartments keys reaching 115,967 across 716 establishments. Luxury five-star hotels made up 33 per cent of the emirate’s total inventory, with four-star hotels commanding a 26 per cent share. Properties in the one- to three-star categories represented a share of 20 per cent, reflecting the benefits of a sustained approach to driving consideration from diverse segments. Hotel apartment establishments constituted a combined 21 per cent of the total inventory, split into deluxe/superior and standard categories. With average occupancy reaching 76 per cent, occupied room nights were up to 30.13 million, while guests’ average length of stay remained unchanged at 3.5 nights.

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GRAB A STACK! YOLK CELEBRATES PANCAKE DAY AND MARDI GRAS WITH $1 FLAPJACKS MARCH 5

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  • For One Day Only, Chicago’s Top Brunch Destination is Serving up Sweet Pancakes for Just $1

Get ready to flip out! In honor of Pancake Day, Yolk, Chicago’s top brunch destination, is offering their famous pancakes for $1 on Tuesday, March 5. Available during normal business hours at each of the eight Chicago Yolk locations, guests can purchase Yolk’s classic Cakes, which are served dusted with powdered sugar and a side of warm syrup.

Constantly pushing the envelope with new and creative breakfasts, specialty juices and its own private label premium coffee in urban, upscale settings, Yolk is known for its delicious breakfast and lunch fare. In addition to pancakes, Yolk’s menu includes signature specialty dishes like gourmet five-egg rolled omelet, eggs benedict, a wide range of skillets and scramblers, pancakes, frittatas, crepes and many more scrumptious options, along with all-star menu items from the restaurant’s inventive Test Kitchen. With several popular Chicagoland locations, Yolk delivers an experience like no other for Chicagoans and visitors alike.

For more information about Yolk or to make a reservation at any one of the Chicago locations, visit www.eatyolk.com, download the Yolk app, or connect with Yolk on Instagram and Facebook.

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The First S Hotel Officially Opens in Dubai

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The first S Hotel in the Middle East celebrates its grand opening in Dubai, with VIP guests and media gracing the grand ceremony.  A stylish and elegant retreat for modern travelers, The S Hotel Al Barsha is centrally located at the heart of the new lifestyle hub of the city – the Dubai Science Park in Al Barsha.

“We are pleased to launch The S Hotel Al Barsha, a new gem in Dubai’s growing travel and tourism scene,” says Shailesh Grover, General Manager of The S Hotel Al Barsha. “We offer local residents, hotel guests and tourists a premium accommodation combining connectivity and convenience. We want them to treat our hotel as their own home during their stay.”

“Our target market would be travelers and tourists from GCC & Middle East, Southeast Asia, Far East Asia, Europe and Latin America. We also plan to target other evolving markets who visit the UAE often for business or pleasure,” Grover adds.

The  4-star property offers its guests a calming and relaxing ambience through its personalized service where Middle Eastern charm meets with superb hospitality.

Featuring 246 spacious and well-equipped rooms, 12 stunning suites, three distinctly themed restaurants and a world-class spa where guests can bid their stress goodbye, The S Hotel Al Barsha ups the ante in the hospitality industry in Dubai.

Mr. Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi – Managing Director of Dubai Science Park (DSP) said: “As Dubai Science Park continues to expand, we are pleased to welcome the first S Hotel to the region. The launch of The S Hotel Al Barsha assists in diversifying our offerings within our community as professionals continue to work and live on the premises.  Our Science community supports the introduction of this hotel, which will be crucial in supporting our residents with options provided for events, dining and community initiatives. We are happy that DSP is a partner of choice and look forward to the success of the hotel.”

Within close proximity to prominent business districts, top attractions and the airports, the new hotel is the perfect address for ‘bleisure’ travelers.

Dining options include the Fusion restaurant which excites your palate with dishes from all over the world, prepared in a fascinating interactive kitchen. Guests can choose from the theme of the day, order from a select à la Carte menu, or enjoy the extensive buffet. A soon-to-open Baker & Spice , an award-winning restaurant with locations in Dubai, Kuwait, Bahrain, and KSA will also offer delectable cuisine.

For busy executives, they can book meeting rooms suitable for a wide variety of events from executive board meetings to corporate team building and company presentations, conferences, seminars, product launches, wedding events and fashion events. With more than 3000 sq. ft. total of banqueting space, the hotel’s facilities provide flexibility and room for up to a maximum of 150 guests. Holistic spa and wellness center offer treatments to re-energize guests. Fitness buffs can keep fit and healthy with a state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center and a rooftop pool.

A few minutes away from Mall of the Emirates and Dubai’s tourist attractions and business centers such as the Dubai World Trade & Exhibition Centre, the hotel is the ideal base from which to explore all that the city has to offer. The S Hotel Al Barsha provides guests easy access to iconic shopping malls, IMG World, Global Village and business hubs such as JAFZA, Dubai Investments Parks, Dubai Internet City and Dubai Media City.

Grover adds: “We are a local company looking to go global in the hospitality business with additional new projects being added to the portfolio in due course. “

The S Hotel hospitality group goes from strength to strength, growing its portfolio with a focus on managing properties and developing luxurious commercial properties across key locations in UAE & GCC.

To book your hotel stay or for more information, call (+971) 4 871 2222 or email info@s-hotelsinternational.com.

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Atlantis, The Palm Announces The Newest Edition Of Dubai’s Culinary Extravaganza, Cirque De Cuisine: Carnival De Brazil

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  • This February, the culinary destination’s evening ‘megabrunch’ is back with four hours of food and beverages from some of the world’s top restaurants
  • Seven award-winning  restaurants will participate including Nobu, Ossiano, Bread Street Kitchen, Seafire, Ronda Locatelli, Hakkasan, with an afterparty at Atlantis’ newest entertainment destination, Wavehouse
  • Each participating outlet is within a two-minute walking distance of each other
  • More than 1,000 seats available inside the restaurants and on terraces
  • Unlimited beverages and full menus included

In celebration of this years’ Dubai Food Festival and following the immense success of previous editions, Cirque de Cuisine is all dressed up and ready to Samba, with a ‘Carnival De Brazil’ theme. Taking place during the city’s celebrated food festival, the 28th February will see Atlantis, The Palm’s Avenues fill with carnival revelers at the all-you-can eat and drink concept, starting at AED 495 from 7pm until 11pm.

The culinary entertainment concept of Cirque de Cuisine allows diners to wander from restaurant to restaurant, enjoying signature dishes, live cooking stations, extravagant buffets, delicious drinks and live entertainment. This gives foodies a great opportunity to explore and discover some of the world’s top restaurants, including Nobu by Nobu Matsuhisa, Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, Gregoire Berger’s award-winning underwater restaurant Ossiano, Ronda Locatelli by Giorgio Locatelli and the Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant brand Hakkasan. All signature restaurants are open exclusively for Cirque De Cuisine ticket holders and the venues are located in a two-minute proximity of one another, giving guests the freedom to roam and sit freely in any of the participating restaurants moving from one to the next at leisure.

For this year’s event, The Avenues will be transformed into an extravagant Brazilian celebration with a captivating colourful carnival theme and show-stopping performers. With an incredible line up of live performances, the event will showcase various entertainers as well as DJs playing throughout The Avenues. Guests can continue their evening with a massive afterparty at Wavehouse, with a cash bar from 11pm. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available at all the bars throughout the venues, serving unlimited bubbly, house beverages and premium white, red, and rose wines. Signature cocktails will also be available from all the participating restaurants.

 The South American-inspired food on offer includes:

Nobu Dubai

Fans of Nobu will be able to savour the restaurant’s renowned sushi via the roaming trays in the venue while enjoying a selection of Nobu signatures including the house tacos, Nobu-style sashimi and pass-around hot selections of black cod butter lettuce, chicken anticucho and eggplant miso. The mochi bar will be available too, with a selection of green tea, mango, coconut chocolate, espresso and vanilla flavours. The evening will feature Nobu’s resident DJ accompanied by a saxophonist.

Hakkasan Dubai

Hakkasan will bring its award-winning Cantonese flair to the culinary extravaganza.  The menu will feature signature pass-around dishes, such as the Peking duck, scallop shumai, crispy tiger prawn with pandan leaf and chilli, truffles croquette, salt and pepper squid, jasmine tea smoked wagyu beef and others. The evening will feature Hakkasan’s resident DJ accompanied by a percussionist.

Bread Street Kitchen & Bar

Guests who enter Gordon Ramsay’s famous restaurant can feast on a variety of British favorites with a themed twist, including pescado frito, batatas fritas and carnival super salad. Additional menu items will include roasted veal carpaccio, BSK short rib mini burgers and salmon ahumado, as well as a scrumptious cheese and bread section. The evening’s entertainment will feature a live band, playing British classics with a Latin American twist.

Ronda Locatelli

Offering a traditional taste of Italy, guests at Ronda Locatelli can feast on delights including the special carnival colourful vegetables lasagna, gnocchi alla Sorrentina and a selection of Italian cheeses and live cheese demonstrations. Highlights of the Italian feast also include carnival pizzas including Ronda Locatelli’s signatures such as Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and others, readily available from the wood pizza oven.

Seafire Steakhouse and Bar

Dubai’s best steakhouse will treat guests to all of the Seafire classics, but with a Brazilian twist. Signatures will include the “Maya” cream roster corn cappuccino, steak tacos and  a prime cut signature selection of Rangers Valley Black Onyx beef cooked Churrasco Style with a South American marinade. Live cooking stations will also feature Kelly Oysters, a seafood Martini bar and a nacho chip station. Entertainment will come from a Latin American band.

The Lost Chambers Aquarium

Guests will have the unique opportunity to dine under the sea with a selection of opulent desserts by Ossiano’s chef de cuisine, Gregoire Berger, and the creative in-house pastry team. In addition, there will be numerous live cooking stations serving caramelised smore marshmallows, cinnamon fries and stuffed dulce de leche churros, as well as the incredible smoked nitro popcorn. Those looking to really satisfy their sweet tooth will be thrilled with the selection at the freaky shake paradise as well as the designated donut wall and beignet. Also on the menu are tropical jungle desserts and a Brazilian station of bolo de rolo, a typical Brazilian dessert made from cakebatter wrapped with a layer of melted guava, giving the appearance of a swiss roll.

Wavehouse

Post 11pm,  ‘Carnival De Brazil’ moves upstairs to Atlantis, The Palm’s newest entertainment destination, Wavehouse. With a cash bar from 11pm, revelers can enjoy live music, gaming, bowling, and chilled drinks on the spacious laid back terrace, overlooking the city skyline.

Tickets can be purchased on Platinumlist –  https://dubai.platinumlist.net/event-tickets/73712/cirque-de-cuisine-carnivalFor reservations, please call +971 4 426 2626 or email restaurantreservations@atlantisthepalm.com

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