Enticing Thailand

The land of beautiful beaches, great viewpoints, temples, nightlife and countless excursions

Shereen Shabnam

While Thailand is popular as a holiday destination to many, it was more of a wedding destination for me during my first visit when I tied the knot in Hat Yai and felt grateful for the many memorable experiences as we headed to Krabi soon after for some sand, sea and beach life. The Krabi region is one of the most beautiful areas in southern Thailand.

Our trip was full of countless surprises, from meeting friendly people who married us, to becoming food-obsessed with the countless choice of food all around while losing count of the country’s many glittering temples and the lazy days spent on tropical beaches.

Visiting Thailand a number of times since that first trip, we came across bustling cities and tropical forests dramatically different from the turquoise sea we initially went in search of. The foodie experience of course is the best in Nakhon Sawan where seafood is in abundance.

We also hosted an exhibition in Bangkok not long ago. As the capital of Thailand, Bangkok can be overwhelming the first time but there is so much to do that you wish you had more time. The best option is to plan ahead what you would like to experience as there is so much on offer from food experiences, cultural sites, river tours and the best shopping if you like retail therapy.

If you like monuments of the past, I suggest heading to the historic town of Sukhothai and the UNESCO World Heritage site and discover lost history and ancient treasures. Another popular destination is Chiang Mai that offers the best of nature in from of jungle treks, hot springs, waterfalls, old town visits, festivals and vibrant markets.

No visit to Thailand is complete without going to Phuket which is Thailand’s largest island and a popular holiday destination. It has a great nightlife, plenty of restaurants and good base to do island hopping across to Koh Phi Phi, Koh Yao Yai and Kon Bon,

My husband is a big fan of Koh Samui as well. This is the third largest tropical island in Thailand with beautiful beaches and it had less tourists in the past when he ventured there a number of times. Today, Koh Samui is full of life and caters to tourists looking for an idyllic island holiday with various water activities but that old island charm still remains.

Synonymous with the exceptional service and authentic hospitality, Thailand has always offered us an experience that will remains memorable forever. For me, being married there at short notice with the hospitable locals is one memory I will always cherish.

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Attractive discounts offered by Line Investments & Property malls for summer in Northern Emirates

Line Investments & Property (LIP)malls announces ‘Spend and Win’ promotions for summer and Eid holidays till 31st August 2021

The shopping mall and management division of Lulu Group International, Line Investments & Property (LIP) announces the launch of a “Spend and Win” summer promotion campaign across three Malls in Northern Emirates; RAK Mall, Lulu Mall Fujairah and Mall of Umm Al Quwain from the 15th of July until the 31st of August 2021.

The 7-week ‘Spend and Win Summer Promotion’, that covers the Eid holiday period will see shoppers win Laka Gift Vouchers worth AED 50,000 in daily prizes and rewards on social media channels like Mall’s Facebook and Instagram. The attractive discount offers from retailers provide a perfect opportunity to get gifting ideas for ‘Eidiyah’ as well as options for those taking gifts away to friends and family back home for the summer holidays.

Lulu Mall Fujairah has retailers such as Adidas, REO, Jawhara, Basicxx, Brands World, V Perfumes, Iris Optical and The Perfect Time offering either discounts of up to 75%, Buy One Get One Free offers or vouchers during the summer.

Shoppers at RAK Mall can also enjoy discounts of up to 75% and special offers at Homes R Us, Nazih, Matalan, Basicxx, Lifestyle Fine Jewellery, Time center and Yateem Optician. Homes R’Us will be giving half back to customers spending AED 500 and above.

At Mall of UAQ, Jawhara is offering 50% off on selected diamond and pearl jewellery while BAsicxx is offering a AED30 voucher back for every spend of AED 150. Special discounts are also offered at Bath and Body Works, Oud Elite, V Perfumes and Max. Shoppers can also enjoy holidays with mouthwatering meals at KFC and Shakespeare & Co. All Line Investments & Property Malls place great emphasis on safety measures regarding COVID-19, ensuring the public areas remain a safe place to shop and dine in.