Mushrif Mall Mega Sale a success

Flash sale offered discounts up to 75% in selected stores

Mushrif Mall saw enthusiastic shoppers exploring attractive deals and discounts across selected brands during the ‘Mushrif Mall Mega Sale’ for 24 hours while enjoying live entertainment recently.

According to Aravind Ravi Palode, Mall Manager of Mushrif Mall, the24-hour mega sale was a memorable shopping experience and patrons enjoyed live entertainment, F&B offers and activities for all age groups through the night while shopping from over 200 luxury fashion retailers in the mall.

Visitors also had an opportunity to win exciting prizes during the sale. Mushrif Mall, located on Airport Road, Abu Dhabi hosts renowned brands and a wide range of dining outlets, hypermarket and service outlets spread over three levels of mall.

 

Ramadan and Eid events take centre stage in Abu Dhabi & Al Ain Malls

Malls under the Line Investments & Property LLC to host a diverse range of activities to make the holy month special this year

Ramadan is a special time for residents and as part of the celebrations, malls under the portfolio of Line Investments & Property are welcoming visitors with Ramadan decorations as well as a variety of entertainment options during the holy month and for Eid ul Fitr celebrations.

Wajeb Al Khoury, Director of Line Investments and Property LLC said, “Our malls are marking Ramadan with a diverse range of activities to make this month a memorable one for families. Numerous festive treats, sales, discounts and activities await mall visitors during the Eid holidays catering to the local communities.”

With over 350 brands to choose from, shoppers at Al Wahda Mall can delight in shopping while capturing Ramadan deco in different parts of the mall. The mall will celebrate Eid across three days with fun traditional and modern roaming entertainers.

Mushrif Mall in Abu Dhabi is also decked up in Ramadan colours and deco and currently has a popular dates festival in the mall’s market area. The mall will be hosting Eid activities that include traditional and modern Arabic stage shows over the 3 days.

 Khalidiyah Mall during Ramadan days have created a host of traditional, cultural and interactive activities organized for customers. The entire exterior and interior of the mall is decked up themed around Ramadan with families enjoying the kids’ corner. During the Eid holidays, guests can also visit the mall to see the different performances and roaming activities.

On the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, Al Raha Mall will also have surprises during this season for mall visitors. The mall has organized an exciting kids area for art and crafts, activities like card making for Eid, coloring, face painting, balloon bending, magic shows to entertain the kids as well as dance performance for the mall visitors during shopping as entertainment which includes the Dabka, Shandelier, Shamadan and butterfly dance etc.

Madinat Zayed will be the perfect venue for visitors during the Eid festival for those looking for a traditional souk experience. For traditional Eid gifts, guests can head to the Gold souk area for a wide variety of jewellery in traditional and contemporary designs as well as local wares from home grown brands.

Mazyad Mall over Eid will be having a variety of Russian, Brazilian, Mexican, masquerade, carnival and fusion dance shows as well as family games and competitions. Families can take part in competitions and win vouchers. They can also enjoy games such as darts, bowling, golf and shootout as well as a face painting and henna corner.

In Al Ain, Al Foah Mall will be hosting kids activities throughout the month of Ramadan and during Eid, the mall will have games, magic shows, Tanura dance, mascots, hip-hop dancers and jugglers.

Bargain hunters will be delighted to know that the Barari Outlet Mall in Al Ain will be having 24-hour sales over the Eid period starting 5th of June and ending on the 6th of June. The Barari Outlet Mall has a lineup of exciting activities for the three days of Eid that includes kids workshops (sand art, coloring & free kids drawing), clown Show, clown balloon bender, mascots of different characters, magic show, a butterfly show, Tanura show and a Latino dance show.

With a host of new events and activities planned throughout the year in the different malls, Line Investments & Property LLC reiterates its commitment to invest in both community outreach activities as well as to enhance the retail experience for mall patrons.

Soundcore by Anker introduces ambient light-enhanced Bluetooth speakers

Revolutionary audio experience enhanced with intensified bass and ambient beat driven lights

Soundcore by Anker introduces the Flare Series of audio products to the region in the form of ambient light-enhanced Bluetooth speakers that bring life to the rhythm accompanied with a synchronized brilliant light show.

Thoughtfully engineered, Flare’s custom, dual full-range speakers deliver room-filling 360-degree sound, perfect for party lovers. It features Soundcore’s proprietary BassUp™ technology, allowing music to blast with solid lows at any volume.

To provide true left-right stereo sound to any room, two Flares can be paired for enhanced music plus the Boost Mode doubles the volume sound without distortion and amp-up any get-together.

For user convenience, the ambient LED ring can be controlled through the Soundcore app, which includes multiple preset options. And to ensure the music stays with you all day long, Anker’s world-class charging technology in Flare features 12-hours of wireless playback.

To enjoy music on the go and true portability, the compact and resilient Flare’s unique cloth-covered, spherical design provides visual accent while the LED light ring at the bottom highlights its minimalist design.

For party and adventure enthusiasts who like music on all occasions whether they are by the beach, camping by the wadi or at a party by the pool, Flare Series is rated at IPX7 waterproof, which makes pool parties, beach games and boating trips much more entertaining.

In keeping with Flare’s design and versatility, the speakers come in four color options: red, black, blue and gray to suit all tastes and available in major retail stores in the Middle East.

New bus service for Mushrif mall eases commute for local residents

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Located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, Mushrif Mall, in collaboration with Department of Transport (DoT) represented by the Integrated Transport Center (ITC) in Abu Dhabi announced the implementation of a free bus service to and from nearby areas in a bid to reduce traffic congestion and enhance community comfort and happiness.

As part of a community outreach campaign on sustainability, the initiative is inspired to improve the quality of services for public transport by adopting a focused, integrated and sustainable infrastructure set up by the Mushrif Mall and endorsed by DoT and its commitment to champion innovative solutions in eco transport around Abu Dhabi.

Mohammed bin Hamad Al Muhairi, Executive Director of Public Transport Sector at the ITC, reiterated the positive benefits of the initiative and said “We are delighted with the sustainable integrated transport offer provided by Mushrif Mall as it such cooperation between the private and public sectors fulfills the sustainable economic growth demands in Abu Dhabi, reduces the negative impact resulted from carbon emissions from large number of cars on the road and hence improves quality of life.”

Al Muhairi added that the new bus service launched in Mushrif Mall aims to decrease the traffic congestion in the areas around the shopping mall. The service will include three routes in its first phase and will operate within 10km in the surrounding area. The Bus Transport Team from the ITC worked closely with Mushrif Mall team to identify the routes and bus stops needed to meet the public demand. He added that this service is expected to attract many of the residents in the neighboring area.

Yusuffali M. A, Chairman and Managing Director of LuLu Group said, “The free and comfortable bus service to Mushrif Mall is a campaign that outreaches to the community and takes an initial step to promote sustainable and eco friendly living in Abu Dhabi. We hope that the popularity of the service will prompt other malls to implement similar green initiatives.”

In addition to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with DoT and the flag off of the bus service at the launch, the mall also unveiled the route map of the buses at the entrance of the mall forcustomer ease and convenience.

The free community bus service will be operated from Mushrif Mall and cover the catchment of the surrounding area as well asevaluate the customers’ feedback and satisfaction to improve the bus service further.

The bus service is a CSR initiative of Mushrif Mall offering alternative and innovative solutions to reduce traffic congestion in the nearby communities.

Icon Art Production and Latin Soul Dubai bring Tango World Champions live performance to Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa

Icon Art Production (IAP) together with Latin Soul Dubai and venue partners Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa bring to UAE the first ever Hyperion Ensemble’s Dubai Concert.  The event will also featureTango World Champions live performance at Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa on 21stMarch 2019 from 7.30pm to 2am the next day.

Dubai Marine Beach Resort is known historically for hosting the best Latin events in the city and this will be no different. There will be live tango performances by well-known dancers in the Tango dance circuit to enthrall the audience.

For the first time, the Tango Orchestra HYPERION ENSAMBLE and the Buenos Aires Tango Mundial World Champions 2018 (Dmitry & Sagdiana) will perform in a night to remember! The concert will be held under the stars with an open-air dance floor and six hours of nonstop dancing, in the beautiful venue of Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa.

The evening’s attractions also include a Tango show, gala drinks, raffle draws, gift vouchers, DJS and an open dance floor for dance lovers looking to spend a musical night out.

 

MonViso Water to have an active presence at the Mother of the Nation Festival

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MonViso, the purest and minimally mineralized Italian water, reiterates its ongoing commitment to promoting empowerment, conservation, collaboration, and sustainabilitywith its presence at the Mother of the Nation Festival organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi to pay tribute to Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak.

According to Stefano Iorini, Managing Director, MonViso Trading LLC, “MonViso’s shared values and vision is evident in the brand’s “Take Water. Give Life” campaign. The humanitarian and sustainable aspects of the Mother of Nation event also highlights the best of humanity through its multiple and diverse activity zones, as well as an entertaining and immersive atmosphere that welcomes the entire community of all age groups and nationalities.”

“We are delighted to support the Mother of the Nation Festival as we value the community spirit that brings people together in local events promoting tolerance. This is central to our principle as a brand committed to humanitarian values that promote solidarity and collaboration within the new generation,” added Stefano.

Stefano also appreciates that the festival focuses on people’s nutritional choices on their bodies and the environment, and the collective responsibility of the community towards the development of a healthy sustainable society. The festival is also known to celebrate the UAE’s rich heritage, cultural diversity, and the impact of the nation through recent history with impressive achievements.

The MonViso stand at the festival will emphasizethe vision and principles of the brand as for every 1 litre sold, MonViso is donating 1 AED to the Al Jalila Foundation, which supports the global cause of transforming lives through medical education and research.

The brand’s humanitarian and sustainability commitment is evident, as since January 2017 till February 2019, MonViso has donated the equivalent of over 347,190 liters.

Visitors to the MonViso stand at the Mother of the Nation Festival will be able to sample the Alpine Italian mineral water from Europe’s highest source with the lowest content of sodium in the world,contaminant-free purity, low-grade mineralization and low nitrate content.

An eco conscious brand, MonViso recently launched a recycling program for homes, in association with HomeCycle, which is the brand’s logistical partner for home collection of plastic bottles and glass. The sustainability program’s revenues from the net sales are donated to Al Jalila Foundation.

From the health perspective, the minimally mineralized waterhelps avoid fatigue, purifies the kidneys, helps maintain optimal blood pressure and makes it safe to consume in large quantities. The Italian Ministry of Health recognizes MonViso water as suitable for the preparation of baby food and formula.

Launched in Dubai 4 years ago, MonViso is now available in several outlets across the UAE.

Gadget gifts for the Tech loving mum

Eye catching fun accessories to make your mum stand out and stay in touch

Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to thank and celebrate our heroic mums who have loved and nurtured each member of the family unconditionally through good times and trying times. To ensure we stay in touch with our mothers through calls and make their lives easier, Anker introduces a selection of gadgets and accessories that will reflect our boundless appreciation to the queen of the house.

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RoboVac 30C

Instead of cleaning the house, we would like to see our mothers relax with a cup of tea watching their favorite programmes or out for a walk to enjoy some fresh air. Stronger, slimmer, and the most convenient RoboVac to use, the RoboVac 30C makes a perfect gift for your mother as it comes with Wi-Fi, Amazon Alexa, and the Google Assistant-compatibility, meaning it is 100% hands-free cleaning.

The slim 2.85in profile glides under sofas and beds with super-strong 1500Pa suction power and three brushes that effectively cleans up dust and furs for up to 100 minutes, leaving the house spotless.

RoboVac uses drop-sensing technology to avoid falling down stairs and specialized dual-hall sensors detect Boundary Strips that ensures RoboVac only cleans the areas you want. Nine anti-collision infrared sensors helps RoboVac avoid bumping into obstacles and clean non-stop.

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PowerCore II 10000 

We often get anxious when we call our mums and their phone is off because they have run out of charge. What she needs is the sleek and ultra-compact 10000mAh portable charger that provides high-speed charging with PowerIQ 2.0.

Providing three phone charges with Anker’s new generation advanced smart-charging technology, the Powercore IIadapts to your device’s unique charging protocol to deliver a tailored, blazing-fast charge. Mum’s can get fully charged up in between school runs in as little as 4 hours using a Quick Charge charger and stay in contact with the family all day long.

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PowerLine II 3ft Lightning

Having frayed wires wrapped up amongst wallets and makeup in hand bags can be a drag for busy mums but with PowerLine II 3ft Lightning, the world’s most durable cable, worry about wires becomes alien as it is not only safe to use and walk around with but comes in a red colour that is easy to spot in the handbag and not easily mixed with the cables of other family members.
PowerLine’s cable tolerates being bent over 12000 times along with any knocks, drops, twists or yanks thrown at it. The MFi certification means total peace of mind because it is designed to work flawlessly with devices having a Lightning port. Lasting for an entire lifetime, it really will be a cable that helps keep you and your mum in touch at all times.

PowerCore+ 10050

Ladies like to have fun with colours when it comes to accessories. Anker’s high-speed, high-capacity portable charger, PowerCore+ 10050 – A1311H51 comes in pink while the A1311HB1 comes in gold for the woman on the go.

The small sized premium Aluminum Portable Battery Charger with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 combines three distinct fast-charging technologies to ensure devices are charged in the shortest time possible and comes with a look that matches the most advanced phones and tablets.

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Liberty Air

For mothers who like to be on the move without wires holding them down as they work out or enjoy music to wind down, Liberty Air is the answer – it is a true wireless in-ear headphones that comes with two built-in microphones with uplink noise cancellation and filters out ambient noises to ensure you sound crystal-clear even in noisy spaces.

The latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology and a FPC antenna create a rock-solid connection for skip-free music. One-Step Pairing ensures automatic connection to your mum’s device while a seamlessly concealed sensor in both the earbuds allows her to effortlessly answer calls or adjust music without reaching for the phone. The charging case provides a longer battery life on the go for the earphones.

Alpine Attractions Zermatt

By Shereen Shabnam

My favourite place in Switzerland is Zermatt, situated far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at an altitude of 1,600 metres above sea level. The historic village oozes with charm and the high street is lined with luxury shopping, world-class restaurants and local gatherings post the day’s adventures.

I usually stay at the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof Zermatt, which is more like a second home for me in Zermatt because of the warmth of the staff, the hotel location and the fact that I can see the Matterhorn from my bed as I wake up in the morning.

Dominated by the Matterhorn, Zermatt is a rare place where everything works in synergy and GCC travellers can enjoy memorable summer and winter stays that includes a generous breakfast buffet during the festive season at this majestic property.

My favourite memory from my visit is the transfer to and from the Zermatterhof and Zermatt station in a horse-drawn carriage – most places use an electric bus on the day of your arrival and departure but I always inform the desk on my preference before arrival.

Guests at the Zermatterhof can enjoy a generous breakfast buffet, mineral water and soft drinks from the minibar, Ronnefeldt-Tea, Nespresso coffee machine with capsules, use of the spa, pool, steam bath, saunas, jacuzzi, ice grotto and gym and wireless Internet in the room and in all public areas.

Once you step into the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof, hospitality and luxury takes on a whole new meaning. It is a hotel you want to spend time in, meet with other guests and enjoy a hot chocolate while gazing at the Matterhorn.

And Grand Hotel Zermatterhof is where time means something different from what it means in the city. It is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

For ski enthusiasts, there is no better place than Zermatt to flirt with adventure and enjoy the sport with untouched stunning terrain and a helicopter to give you a lift there. Zermatt is the Alps’ largest heli-skiing destination and offers the best snow with the stunning beauty of the Alps.

My last visit to Zermatt was with family so we did more exploring of the mountains, train rides to closer viewing points of the Matterhorn and the highlight for my teen was the Glacier Palace.

The Glacier Palace was filled with sparkling ice sculptures enchanting visitors with artworks carved into different designs. It is a fairy-tale palace deep under the perennial snows leading through the glacier to sites such as a glacier crevasse and an ice toboggan run.

Zermatt is a private playground for guests who truly want to get away and indulge in a memorable holiday. For me, it is always a destination I go to when I am in Switzerland.

 

 

 

 

 

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Seeking the Sun – Lanzarote

By Shereen Shabnam

Lanzaroteis the perfect weather destination for holiday seekers almost all year round with diverse landscapesthat range fromvolcanic caves, lava lakes and craters, sandy beaches and transparent waters.
The natural heritage areas, dramatic landscapes, bustling tourist towns, parks and long sandy beaches makes Lanzarote an island of exceptional beauty and an ideal place to visit. If you are a nature lover, drop in at the Parque Nacional de Timanfaya, (Timanfaya National Park) which is one of the island’s greatest tourist attractions.

With excellent year-round climate and unique landscape, Lanzarote allows sun and the beach lovers to enjoy a series of activities likediving,surfing, windsurfing, swimming and kite surfing. It is a paradise for surferswith powerful waves and on calm days, visitors can dive anywhere in Lanzarote.

If you really enjoy surfing, head to Famara Beachwhere both beginners and advanced surfers gather and head to the sea to get practice. Sailingin Lanzarote is also perfect in the summer when the island receivesTrade Winds, ensuring you can sail without risk and enjoy the full experience of being out on the water.

The weather in Lanzarote is perfect for hiking, running, golfing, trekking, bikingand much more when exploring the local outskirts. The cycle network routes to suit all levels of bikers who can enjoy the view the island offers of volcanoes and unique landscapes. Runners can enjoy trails through mountains as they come across wild coasts, cliffs and nature trails as well as shops and cafes to enjoy local food.

If you enjoy golfing, Lanzaroteis known for enjoying each hole against an unbelievable backdrop formed by sea and volcanoes.  Golf can be played year-round in favourable climatic conditions, thanks to the island’s average temperature of 22°C. The two golf courses in Lanzarote are built in perfect harmony with the landscape and close to beaches, restaurants and other leisure activities.

Families can enjoy spectacular crystal-clear waters and superb stretches of white, golden and black sand. Popular beaches are Papagayo, Puerto del Carmen and Matagorda, Famara, Arrieta, Caleton Blanco, Orzola and the island of La Graciosa.

Because of the lush vegetation and natural resources, food in Lanzarote is fresh and mostly organic and visitors can try local traditional cuisine contemporary gastronomic dishes featuring fresh seafood, vegetables and meat.

If you are my type of a holidaymaker who makes spas a reason to go on holiday, you will not be disappointed in Lanzarote which has serene and sophisticated wellness centres, spas and thalassotherapy with massages and treatments that help your mind and body reach unwind and relax.

If you like celebrations, the traditional festivals and the famous Carnival should be perfect for you and on a smaller scale, the popular markets held every Sunday morning are fun with food and music.

Another place to go with children is The Atlantic Museum, the first underwater art museum in Europe that has a large artificial reef formed by 300 sculptures made with the neutral pH concrete that will in time increase marine biomass.

For nature lovers, Cueva de los Verdes is a fascinating cave to visit, created by the eruptions of the La Corona Volcano and The Cactus Garden is perfect for walks. Then there is the Mirador del Río, whichhas a balcony from where spectacular views over the Chinijo Archipelago can be enjoyed.

If you have time, the island of La Graciosa is a must visit as it is the most distinctive island in the Canaries, with only 600 inhabitants and is an idyllic destination full of peace, nature and serenity both in the popular areas and by its many beaches. Lanzarote is indeed a destination that has all one needs in one place for visitors of all ages.

 

 

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Valentines Day Gift Guide from Anker

A selection of innovative practical gadgets that eases the life of your loved ones

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Anker with the perfect gift for your loved ones that lasts a lot longer than flowers and chocolates. Gifting gadgets for special occasions satisfies any personality from Anker Innovations where products range from Bluetooth speakers, headphones to power banks.The products are now in major retail stores in the Middle East.

Soundcore Flare:

Soundcore Flare is a cylindrical Portable Bluetooth speaker that provides immersive 360Oall around sound with BassUpTMTechnology. The uniquely designed Flare is water proof with IPX7 protection and comes with a beat driven ambient light show as well as offers 12 hours of continuous use on one charge. A perfect gift for someone who loves music on the go.

Liberty Air:

Liberty Air, true wireless in-ear headphones come with two built-in microphones with uplink noise cancellation and filters out ambient noises to ensure you sound crystal-clear even in noisy spaces. The latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology and a FPC antenna create a rock-solid connection for skip-free music. One-Step Pairing ensures automatic connection to your device. A seamlessly concealed sensor in both the earbuds allows you to effortlessly answer calls or adjust music without reaching for your phone. The charging case provides a longer battery life on the go for the earphones.

Soundcore Space NC:

The Soundcore Space NC, the state of the art over-the-ear headphones, are affordable, extremely comfortable and have a collapsible design making them perfect for travelling. Withleading active noise cancellation technologyand exceptional battery life, it is the perfect choice for the ultimate listening experience. The convenient touch controls on the on-ear touch pads and buttons allows users to have easy control on the music playback and effortless call answering. Soundcore Space NC is perfect for long haul listening with 20 hours playtime of uninterrupted music.

PowerCore IQ 5200mAh:

The PowerCore IQ 5200mAh is compact and perfect for charging your phone on the go. Equipped with High Speed Charging Power IQ technology, it detects the optimal and fastest charge speed required for the device.  It comes in incredibly compact candy bar size with cutting-edge technology and has enough charge to power your average smartphone up to 2 times. The intelligent high-speed charging, premium battery cells, together with advanced materials ensure reliability.