Express Auto Wash offers new service packages

New Sanitisation and disinfecting services offered by the revolutionary car wash facility in Abu Dhabi

Express Auto Wash (EAW), a premium environment friendly automatic car wash facility located behind Mushrif Mall in Abu Dhabi introduces new express gold service packages as well as VIP sanitization packages for cars.

The Express gold packages offers residents six washes for AED 100/- valid for 30 days for a single plate number and can be booked online. Thorough sanitization for sedan and SUV’s can also be purchased for AED 100/-.

Open from 9am to 9pm daily, the car wash facility is known for their thorough five-minute exterior wash, ideal for busy executives. The cars are cleaned thoroughly using premium products from the USA as the environment friendly facility allows multiple cars to be washed simultaneously, saving valuable time and ensures 95% of the water is recycled.

Express Auto Wash has the most reliable and safest high-tech car wash systems with high-pressure undercarriage water nozzles that add to the efficiency of the wash while the MN Tech 21 Turbo Drying System completes the drying process.

The fast and yet thorough clean saves customers valuable time that can be spent more productively at home and in the office. Auto Wash also offers touch free car wash for the more delicate and premium cars.

An Exterior Sedan wash costs AED 30/- and Exterior SUV costs AED 35/-.

Zak Zorro Releases new song “Ye Faasla”

Video shot in Dubai and Directed by renowned Arab Director Adel Serhan

Dubai, UAE: Zak Zorro has released his latest Music Video “Ye Faasla’’ on Aug 15, 2021.”Ye Faasla” is a Pop Contemporary Emotional track as the Vocals and Synth Shines throughout the Track. A heartbeat Vibe with the Kicks and complimenting Bass Lines is the Aura of The Track.

The Song is from the Music Album “Baby Dil Dena” which has 11 diverse Musical tracks with a flavor of Jazz, Flamenco, Pop, HipHop, RNB, Rap, Afro, Spanish, Punjabi, Latin and Arabic Influence.

Adel Serhan is a Lebanese International Director who has been working from the past 20 years directing 100’s of Music Videos for Many Artists in the Arab Music Industry. He has directed artist around the world including USA, Canada, Europe, Dubai, Lebanon and Middle East.

Adel Serhan Says, “It was a pleasure working with Zak Zorro. Firstly we are best friends and brothers. I was very excited to direct this song as it’s my first Indian song direction with an Indian Singer and it was a great experience. It opened many doors for me as a director who tries to do the best possible. I wish many success and all the best to Zak Zorro”.

He was passionate to direct an Indian song because which has beautiful cinematography and a simple story to portray the song’s essence in “Ye Faasla”.

The listeners have an opportunity to enjoy over 52 Songs in different genres, The Previous 13 Singles and Music Albums named “SOUL”, “Eternal Love”, “Afrolina”, and latest “Baby Dil Dena”.

Music lovers can enjoy Zak Zorro Music and Music videos on:  

YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/c/ZakZorro

Spotify     :  https://open.spotify.com/artist/7pibiAY1iDUqdWd8GPK61D

Connect to Zak Zorro on :

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zakzorro5/

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/zakzorro5

International Business Challenges

Why professionalism and business ethics count

Interview with Nadiia Ratke

We meet with the Nadiia Ratke, who is the brainchild behind the International Organisation of Social Justice. We met Nadia first when she was the Advisor to the Head of the All-Ukrainian Union Batkivshchyna, Yulia Tymoshenko who is also the Ex-Prime Minister of Ukraine and more recently in her capacity as an International Business Development professional linking businesses to opportunities between Europe, Middle East, Latin America and the USA.

Tell us about your challenges as a Business Development professional between different countries?

During my career I met with people from many different cultures and while some did business ethically, many did not and often went back on their word or looked for way that would give them gain and put others at a disadvantage. In business there has to be mutual respect and a win win situation. I feel there is a general lack of attention to morality in the world of leadership today and that is the biggest challenge we face. The definition of morality needs to more aligned amongst business professionals globally.

Tell us about your education?

I graduated with a Masters (M.A.) in Chernihiv National Pedagogical University named Taras Shevchenko and my PhD in Philosophy is from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) / Germany.

How did your journey in the business world begin?

My career started with me working for various global charity organisations and the EU Parliament as part of the team for Human rights, Immigration, Justice, home affairs and Asylum policies.  Following that I became an adviser to the Head of the Political Party Batkivshchyna Yulia Tymoshenko. Now I focus my time on Business Development and the International Organisation of Social Justice.

What is your educational background?

I am a graduate of the International School of Management, Hamburg/ Germany focussing on International Management for my B.Sc. Psychology & Management, I went to the European Business School in Dublin, Ireland and completed an M.A. in Social Management from the “Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany. I also studied Chernihiv National Pedagogical University.

Tell us about your current role in Business Development?

I was always connecting businesses and people who have similar synergies throughout my career so now I bring my expertise of what I learnt before to the table and use that to propose interesting and unique ideas to potential investors or business partners.

Are you working on any new projects now?

Personally, I am finalising my PhD in philosophy, which I believe will help me in my future career. Professionally my aim is to introduce the best of Europe to the Middle East region and also to advise businesses on potential areas of collaboration across continents.

Tell us about your CSR activities?

With the International Organisation of Social Justice we hope to use lessons from the past to help solve social problems, fill the gaps and raise awareness. We cooperate with international organisations in different countries and the UN to implement strategies to improve on the social problems in the more disadvantaged communities.

How do you see your professional life developing?

My aim is to help make changes to the society for the better with my CSR work and advocate better business practices with my Business Development work. I strongly believe in acting honorably and leading with high character and hope to business with like-minded professionals who make ethical decisions and have a moral compass.

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First hybrid cinema and family entertainment centre comes to Wafi City

By Natasha Dury

We recently ventured to Wafi City to enjoy an encompassing entertainment experience at VOX Cinemas and Magic Planet that comes with mouth-watering F&B options, state-of-the-art 15-screen multiplex and Magic Planet, the regionally award-winning family entertainment centre.

A concept by Majid Al Futtaim, the state-of-the-art entertainment hub spans two floors. We visited twice, first to watch Boss Baby Two and later to watch Luca. VOX Cinemas Wafi City certainly offers moviegoers an exceptional cinematic experience and boasts the first Samsung Onyx screen in the UAE. Backed by brilliant LED picture quality and an infinite contrast ratio, Samsung Onyx delivers a powerful, captivating and memorable experience through HDR (High Dynamic Range) graphics and clear sounds.

The 15-screen multiplex also features cutting-edge audio-visual technology and a variety of VOX Cinemas’ signature concepts including KIDS, a colourful and dedicated auditorium for young movie lovers, MAX, an auditorium with a mega screen and Dolby Atmos surround sound technology as well as a reimagined VIP experience with luxury seating and in-seat dining.

Families and fun seekers of all ages can also enjoy a wide variety of the latest video games, amusement rides, attractions and redemption games at Magic Planet, which features the ever-popular Bumper Cars, thrilling Drop ‘N Twist and Highway 66, the ultimate mini-bowling experience.

The all-encompassing entertainment destination also features an array of F&B outlets to complement the experience including new concepts Candy Corner, where guests can indulge in a wide variety of sweet treats, and The Spotlight at Wafi City, which serves gourmet cuisine directly to guests’ seats.

The layout is welcoming and the décor in the thoughtfully appointed new culinary offering is imaginative and intriguing. It truly immerses discerning film fans in a unique atmosphere that redefines luxury and the cinematic experience.  

When we arrived, we were assured that VOX Cinemas and Magic Planet at Wafi City have opened in compliance with government guidelines and have implemented an all-encompassing sanitisation and physical distancing plan to ensure that guests can have an exceptional experience with added comfort and peace of mind.

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Land of Growth: Sri Lanka

By Shereen Shabnam

My first visit to Sri Lanka was when I was working as the Head of PR for Air Arabia, and we decided to take a family trip to get to know the latest destination for the airline that became part of my life when I lived in Sharjah.

Thanks to the extensive research I did for the destination before the maiden flight, we came prepared to enjoy the tropical climate, endless beaches, famous tea, trendy fashion boutiques, best seafood and fresh flavorful dishes that makes Sri Lanka irresistible.

We had a week to discover Sri Lanka’s myriad of charms through its history, culture and natural beauty that are undeniably alluring. It is a country that has beautiful beaches, high mountains, tropical forests and lots of wild animals like elephants, leopards, sea turtles, dolphins and whales.

To keep my daughter entertained, we stayed on a beach resort at the Mount Lavinia Hotel that had amazing staff and the best food one can have in a hotel. The evenings were memorable as we dined under the stars each night on the beach, sand between our toes as we selected our fresh sea food from the day’s catch and the chef cooked our meal according to our preference. the hotel had live performances in the weekend as well.

The beaches in Colombo have sports activities like flying kites, diving, snorkelling, hiking, sailing and much more.  The best thing to do in Sri Lanka is to escape the tropical climate of the coast and head for the hills to explore the tea plantations and rainforests. But the capital city of Colombo is just as intriguing as it combines the incredible culture and history of the island with modern attractions and amenities.

The city’s unique colonial history (Portuguese, Dutch, and British) is evident in the buildings, the food and the museums that illustrate the country’s rich history. Our host took us to a Portuguese fort, which guarded the harbor area and we went past the Galle Face Green, a large oceanfront park.

The National Museum of Colombo is also a must visit as it takes you on a journey over the thousands of years of Sri Lankan culture through artifacts such as jewellery, clothes, coins, arms, and craftwork. The displays showcase both the cultural and natural heritage of the country. Nearby is the Viharamahadevi Park which is home to a large, 15-foot-tall Buddha statue. There are also other museums and temples worth a visit.

Animal lovers will be thrilled at the Colombo Zoo which hosts almost 3,000 different animals of all shapes and sizes and has daily demonstrations with keepers of various animals. There is one for the zoo’s friendly sea lion, one in front of the elephant enclosure, a bird presentation, and one on snakes.

If you are a culture enthusiast, head to Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre, a modern performing arts complex that has music, dance, and cultural performances and modern pop concerts. Performances are held in the main auditorium or in the open-air amphitheater.

Pettah Floating Market is the best for retail therapy. It has so many vendors selling their wares along a canal, lined with sidewalks and wooden boardwalks. It is a fun area for shopping, strolling, and people watching with great street food, clothes, handicrafts and lovely costume jewellery.

Sri Lanka is spectacular, affordable and still untouched by large crowds of tourists. Now is the best time to discover this incredible land.

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“An Unplanned Journey becomes a Destiny” Dubai Based Businessman Turned Singer Zakeer Hussain (Zak Zorro), CEO of Icon Art production

UAE is attracting more Hollywood and Bollywood movies as a hotspot for exotic locations shoots and Icon Art Production (IAP), a leading production house is known as a One stop solution for all Feature Films, TV Commercials, TV Programs, Documentaries, Music Videos and Corporate Films, Event Productions and Multimedia services across the UAE, Middle East & India.

Shereen Shabnam meets with founder Zakeer Hussain, a Businessman who is creating a sensation in the music world with his recent albums.

Zakeer who is also known as Zak Zorro in the Film & Music world, started his career working behind the scenes with his team at Icon Art Production and their expertise included being able to Line Produce 1000’s of Productions for local and International productions. And also expertise in write, produce, direct and accomplish postproduction of small medium and large productions.

Under his leadership, Icon Art Production offers all aspects of Line production, including Script approval, Shooting permits, Locations services, Cameras, Lights and Grips, Transport, Local & International Cast & Crew, Production and Postproduction services, a wide range of industry services for a variety of local, regional, and International clients in Film, Television, Advertising, Sports, Marketing, and Multimedia.

In-house state-of-the-art Equipment large inventory with Full-fledged Studio and working knowledge of the various Local and International Films, TV Programs, TV Commercials and the Events industry positions IAP amongst the top 10 Production houses in Dubai.  As the Founder of Icon Art Production, Zakeer has seen the completion of over 3000+ productions including Films, TV Programs, TV Commercials, Music Videos, Documentaries, Corporate Films, and Events since the company’s inception.

With a strong faith in the potential of Dubai being a hub for the Entertainment world, Zakeer invested in a facility that can be customized and branded for Magazine Shoots, Product launches and Pop-up Events etc.

According to Zakeer, his success in the Production world is due to his team who understand the niche requirements of the industry, based on which they design a feasible budget for any type of project to assist, Directors and Producers. This has enabled IAP to be Industry leaders in supporting International filmmakers coming to Dubai from Bollywood and the regional film industries.

As a musician and his persona as Zak Zorro, Zakeer’s vision is to produce global music, He loves all kinds of music and was blessed to listen to different eras of music and genres. His music Passionstarted 15 years ago, and he has been working with various artist and genres of music which inspired him to discover the love for different styles of music and the First Indian to do Afro Music and sing pigeon English with some Afro slangs.

As a Versatile Artist who has sung in over 25+ different music genres, Zakeer is known for his versatile vocal abilities bringing his unique fusion of songs to music lovers around the world in different genres, Pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Country, RNB, Hip Hop, Rap, Bhangra, Folk, Afro, Reggae, Dance Hall, Latin, Flemenco, Arabic, EDM, Synwave/ Synth Pop, Sufi, Qawwali, Ghazal, Meditation, Chill Out, Fusion, Techno and Disco etc. His passion to sing in multiple genres has led him to sing in seven languages following the important elements and protocols of the respective genres in its pure form.

Music to Zakeer is like a meditation and whenever he works on a new genre or language, it’s a completely new experience from zero, as if it is his First Song production so we put our heart and soul in it. He has a great team who understands his vision and works in his direction, and they accomplish every time unique songs and produce a great album.

“MUSIC IS AN EXPLOSIVE EXPRESSION OF LOVE AND PASSION, AND WE ARE ALL TOUCHED BY IT, NO MATTER WHAT CULTURE, RACE OR COUNTRY WE COME FROM” – ZAK ZORRO

Music is now part of his life and is part of his daily routine while creating music, studying, experimenting, and working with different styles of music, languages, musicians and composer etc.

Speaking of his musical journey, Zak Zorro said, “My passion for music began from childhood and I started singing four years ago with Urdu and Hindi poetry which then evolved into songs. I dedicated lot of time for voice training in Hindustani Music and Western music by 7 different vocal trainers. After over 5000+ hours of vocal training, I worked with several different music composers producing different genres of music and found a unique style that worked for me. Every song has a unique story and mood in the lyrics.”

Zak Zorro also established Audio studio for himself and other upcoming artist providing a platform to individuals who needs guideline in their passion in music industry with professional equipment for sound, audio and video production.

ZAK ZORRO MUSIC ALBUMS

  • As a Singer and Music Producer, Zak has recorded over 70+ Original Songs in last 4 years. 
  • Produced Music in over 25+ Styles of Genres and Sang in 7 Languages.
  • Zak sees himself as a global Artist not bound by any single genre or style, he has always been influenced by world music and his vision is to record in as many different styles as possible and bridge cultures through music.

Zak Zorro “SOUL”

Music Album with 7 Soulful Songs with beautiful compositions and lyrics will take you in an emotional journey. It was an emotional transition of my life which was translated into Songs and was the beginning of my musical journey.

Eternal Love:

Zak Zorro “Eternal Love” Music Album with 11 diverse love songs with mesmerizing poetry.

This Album is a perception of true love which we seek in our life partner and also some lose them in between the journey, and seek compassion or start over to love again.

Afrolina :

Zak Zorro being the first Indian Producer and Singer to produce an Afro Music album with 11 musical tracks, He said my love for world music and fascinated with Afrobeat inspired me to produce Afrolina Music Album in collaboration with Sammyoung an African music producer.  This Album to make anybody dance, smile and have fun with every beat.

Baby Dil Dena :

Zak Zorro released his latest 4th Music Album ‘Baby Dil Dena on July25 2021. An album with 11 diverse Musical tracks with flavor of Jazz, Flamenco, Pop, Hip Hop, RNB, Rap, Afro, Spanish, Punjabi, Latin and Arabic Influenced. Every song has a musical journey of daily life relationship dramas which are fun sometimes and painful sometimes.

ZAK ZORRO MUSIC VIDEOS SONGS:

Zak Zorro has released 4 Music Videos which have crossed over 20 Million+ Views. 

Teri Yaad Mey

Soulful Pop Music with beautiful lyrics which will take you in a memory lane of your first love, irrespective you are with that person or not. It tickles your heart and makes you smile. The song is about also about endless love or memories, sometimes we separate but still love the person and those beautiful memories are always haunting us. Also inspiring social message about Karma which is a Boomerang.

Taqdeeron ke Khilonay

The Debut Rock Music Video which was released on 1st April 2020 followed by six songs from Zak Zorro Fusion album. Rock Song is “Taqdeeron ke Khilonay”, which portrays reality of life that we are “toys of destiny” and how we influence each other in this life with some happy and painful experience which were portrayed in the Music video in a symbolic way.

Jeeta Raha

“Jeeta Raha” is a Song tribute to all fathers, Directed by Sajjad Delafrooz renowned antagonist of Bollywood Film Tiger Zinda hai & Special Ops Web series with Neeraj Pandey. A Song dedicated to “All the Fathers for their unconditional Love and Sacrifices they make for their children happiness” the video portrays the loneliness of father and his weakness not able to communicate with his son. A Social Message, not to leave your parents alone in their old age.

Ye Faasla

“Ye Faasla” is a Pop Contemporary Emotional Song as the Vocals and Synth Shines throughout the Track. It’s an emotional journey of 2 lost souls in their own world. This Song portrays people living together yet not connected and living in their own world which do not exist.

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Shores of Serenity: Sun Siyam Iru Fushi – Maldives

By Shereen Shabnam

Holidays in this pandemic affected times seem like a dream but Maldives is one country that has ensured we can still have an island holiday safely and has kpt thousands of GCC residents sane.

Although my recent visit to Maldives saw me island hopping to new resorts, I fondly remember my visit to Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, a paradise resort known for luxury, romance, water sports, picturesque clear blue sea and tropical bliss when the travel industry was booming.

Meeting the team recently from Sun Siyam Resorts brought back a lot of beautiful memories of lounging by the beach, good food and sailing into the sunset before dinner.

Being an islander, I love the sun, sand and sea when on holiday and the marine world in Maldives is known for its beauty, especially the coral reefs that are home to a variety of marine ecosystems. During my first two days at the Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, I explored the cool and contemporary spaces, stylish interiors, and beautiful gardens around the island.

The island offered water based activities such as scuba diving, fishing, swimming, water skiing, wind surfing and snorkeling but my favourite was the sting ray feeding experience and a boat ride to spot dolphins at play – these two experiences were magical.

Guests at Iru Fushi can enjoy the unspoilt islands of Noonu Atoll, where Maldivian past life is reflected with boat builders working meticulously sanding wood to reveal a silken finish, children being educated about local marine species and farming of fruits and organic vegetables.

My room was a water villa on stilts with a small glass on the floor that gave me a view of the area below serving as personal coral garden and natural aquarium. The area felt like having a large natural swimming pool that protected me from the ocean waves and strong tidal currents beyond the villas. Close by, other guests enjoyed walking on the soft sand and sun bathing before jumping into the crystal clear waters.

Spas are my weakness and the resort offers a 20-room tropical spa with an enormous range of treatments, including massages, relaxation therapies and facials set in a tranquil environment. It is the perfect place for a beauty break. I enjoyed walking barefoot along the cobbled paths; the white sands and watched the palm trees as they gently leaned into the breeze after my massage session.

While waiting for my flight, I waited at the hotel’s private lounge near the airport where I tried a refreshing welcome drink, a quick snack and a short shoulder massage. Designed to be the one of the best airport lounges in the Maldives, the spacious private lounge is used by guests arriving to The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi.  The lounge also has a children’s play room, outdoor balcony, free WiFi, computer stations as well as showers and changing facilities.

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi’s Deluxe Beach has Villas with Pool, Pool Beach Villas, Sunset Horizon Water Villas or Infinity Water Villas. It is 45 minutes seaplane journey from the capital, Malé, where Velana International Airport is located. At Sun Siyam Iru Fushi you can expect relaxing days that are long and sun-filled and nights that are exciting and energetic. Island experiences at this mesmerizing award-winning resort has to be on everyone’s bucket list.

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Sportier with more Power: Porsche Panamera

By Shereen Shabnam

The new Porsche Panamera is essentially a sports car for four people. It combines the performance of a sports car with the comfort of an exclusive saloon. We tested the new Panamera recently with its enhanced features, increased engine power, better body control and enhanced steering precision that is perfect for everyday comfort and performance.

INTERIOR

As a Porsche owner I am a bit biased when it comes to the quality of the interior which is unparalleled and the new Panamera did not disappoint with the ambient lighting and the two-tone smooth-finish leather interior in black and Bordeaux red.

The layout of the console is functional and clearly geared towards comfortable driving with the instruments fully integrated into the infotainment concept with quick access to the most important functions.  The information on the screen includes driving speed, engine speed, incoming calls and navigation.

There is generous room to move for all passengers and, with the large centre consoles and the low seating position, the interior offers an incomparably integrated feeling of space. The Bose Surround Sound System kept us entertained during the drive.

EXTERIOR

The athletic silhouette of the new ​Panamera models are unmistakably Porsche with rounded transitions, powerful muscles and contoured sports car design.​​ The model I drove came with 21-inch SportDesign wheels, panoramic sunroof and LED main headlights including the Porsche Dynamic Light System.

Drive Assist & Performance

The new Panamera feels more sporty, more efficient and more safe  with the enhanced adaptive cruise control and additional innovative performance functions. It is a thrill to drive with the boosted engine and agile handling. The Panamera 4 features a 8 speed transmission, 325-hp turbocharged 2.6-liter V-6. We loved the drive assist features that included ParkAssist, Lane Change Assist and much for geared towards impressive performance and drive comfort.

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