Premium environment friendly Express Auto Wash introduces attractive discounts to customers

Revolutionary car wash facility behind Mushrif Mall promises efficient 5-minute car wash service for customers

Express Auto Wash (EAW), a premium environment automatic car wash facility located behind Mushrif Mall in Abu Dhabi introduces attractive discounts to customers during this month leading up to the festive season.

Customers can enjoy 20% on platinum wash, 20% on AC treatment (bacteria and adour removal) as well as AED10/- for Express Gold Wash on the UAE National Day, 2ndDecember.

The environment friendly facility allows multiple cars to be washed simultaneously saving your valuable time and ensures 95% of the water is recycled. Companies in Abu Dhabi that support sustainability can come on board and register all the company cars as well as the employees cars to get a 20% discount throughout the year.

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 corporate and private 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.

Express Auto Wash has a loyalty program that offers one free car wash after every nine washes. There is also a customer referral program where three new plate numbers of friends and family introduced to EAW gets the customer 15 free washes for one month.

The mission of Express Auto Wash is to lead the vehicle care industry by always putting customer service, innovation and performance first and their vision is to be passionate champions of world-class car wash solutions.

An Exterior Sedan wash costs AED 30/- and Exterior SUV costs AED 35/-. The platinum service for sedan is AED 50/- and for SUV AED 60/- and diamond complete for sedan is AED90/- and SUV is AED 100/- where vehicles get additional services.

Some of the new services introduced includes:

1.Nano ceramic…AED 2000

2.GardX paint protection AED 1800

3.Window Tinting Sedan AED 300

4.Window tinting SUV AED 350

5.Headlight wrapping AED 150

6.Headlight polishing AED 100.

  1. Clay bar treatment and waxing AED 150/-.for sedan
  2. Clay bar treatment and waxing AED 200/- for SUV.

Extra Services include Mat-wash, Dashboard Polishing, interior and exterior car detailing, AC treatment as well as Bacteria and Odour removal in vehicles, for which a price list is posted on the EAW website.

 

Women take centre stage at Dubai International Motor Show

By Shereen Shabnam

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In addition to us as Jury announcing the Women’s World Car of the Year Award 2019 at the Dubai Motor Show, we are also excited to meet with Deborah Sherwood who is currently training females to be instructors in Saudi Arabia due to the change in law that allows women to drive.

Deborah went through a selection process and was thrilled to find out that she had been selected to be part of the team of four to help further develop and implement the training program for the instructors, examiners and lecturers.

We get some insights from her before the Dubai International Motor Show begins.

When did you first venture into the world of driver training?

I trained to be an instructor at the age of 21 as my local driving school needed an female instructor.   I used the income to put myself through University to become a Primary School Teacher. Both Driver Education and Primary Education have always remained my passion. Learning to drive is such an amazing life skill.

How has the Saudi experience been so far?

Honestly, amazing! I arrived with no preconceived ideas. I wanted to just experience Saudi with an open mind and heart. On first arrival I did feel a sense of culture shock but it didn’t take long to appreciate my surroundings, the people and their traditions and the sense of excitement about the vision for Saudi Arabia.

What are the challenges you face as a female driver trainer and how much support have you received from the students?

From the beginning there was a little concern about how the change in law would be accepted. It proved to be of no concern as the immense support of the public became evident. All the students have been so excited to have this opportunity they have really given their training their absolute all.

Tell us about a proud trainer moment since you arrived in Saudi?

There has been many proud trainer moments. One of the most emotional was when the initial instructors received their actual Saudi drivers’ license in preparation for 24th June 2018. Then listening to their stories and seeing the videos of them driving with their families at exactly one second after midnight. Hearing and participating in the joy was overwhelming. It was truly an honour to be part of this amazing change in the country’s history. As time goes on and you speak to many successful graduates of the driving centre you become increasingly aware of how vastly this is affecting their future in such a positive way.

What else is being done in breaking gender barriers for women drivers in Saudi Arabia?

There have been multiple awareness campaigns throughout Saudi to encourage the support of all drivers to be respectful and helpful to the addition of female drivers on the road. There are many employment opportunities available for women that require them to drive to work or drive company vehicles. It has very quickly become the norm to see both male and female drivers in all situations in the region I’m based in.

How many students are you currently training?

I myself along with 3 other assessors have been training instructors since we arrived. Our amazing instructors have gone on to teach thousands of students.

What are your key messages for the visitors to Dubai International Motor Show?

Quite simply, enjoy the show, have fun and feed the dream. But most importantly be a safe driver, drive defensively, respecting the road and other road users. Remember driving is an earned privilege.

 

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Women’s World Car of the Year 2019 winners to be announced at DIMS next Saturday

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Voting has commenced to find the Supreme Winner for Women’s World Car of the Year 2019 which will be announced at the Dubai International Motor Show in the presence of Founder of WWCOTY, Sandy Myrhe from New Zealand and the GCC Jury Shereen Shabnam.

Forty-one women motoring journalists from 37 countries make up the Women’s World Car of the Year Jury. Given the rise and rise of female car purchasers world-wide, the female voice is more important than ever and the female demographic is, in fact, the fastest-growing consumer segment in the world and arguably the most influential.

‘The awards will be presented by Sandy Myhre who has covered motor racing from all the major tracks of the world. She was the first woman member of NZ Motoring Writers’ Guild, the first woman member and first President of the NZ Motorsport Media Association.  She is an award-winning journalist and the author of six books.

“It’s an honour to be announcing our awards in Dubai for two main reasons,” she said.

“First, it means we are recognized as an international entity by the organisers which is important to us as journalists. “Secondly, the motor industry, the media and visitors to the show will hear our voice from a significant platform.

“It’s well-known that women aren’t always acknowledged as major buyers of cars but by being in Dubai and giving our opinion on what cars we think were the best in 2019 will take that recognition factor up by a consideration notch.”

Accompanying Sandy will be Shereen Shabnam, a pioneering motoring journalist based out of the UAE since 1999. Shereen is the only female Jury of the Middle East Car of the Year Awards, Founder of All About Wheels, Editor in Chief of the Millionaire Group and Motoring Editor of Trending Business Insights and Madame magazine. Shereen has tested cars all over the world and has been the female voice for motoring in the regional media for over 17 years.

Finalists in this years WWCOTY are Audi e-Tron Quattro, Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla, BMW 3 Series, Tesla Model 3, Volvo S60, Citroën C5 Aircross, Ford Escape, Ford Kuga, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Xceed, Porsche 911, Range Rover Evoque, Renault Clio and Lexus UX.

Winners will also be announced according to the Budget, Family, Green, Luxury, Performance and SUV/Crossover. Models in these categories include, Kia Xceed, Renault Clio, Skoda Scala, BMW 3 Series, Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla, Audi e-Tron Quattro and Kia Soul EV, Tesla Model 3, BMW 8 Series, BMW X7, Porsche Cayenne Coupé, Mercedes AMG A35/45, Porsche 911, Toyota GR Supra, Citroën C5 Aircross, Range Rover Evoque and Lexus UX.

Judges are asked to nominate their Top 10 from a list of eligible cars. These nominations are then collated and put into the various categories including one category for the Supreme Award. Votes are then received for analysis by international accountants, Grant Thornton, from their Auckland (New Zealand) office.

Two other awards are in the 2019 line-up. The Holly Reich Dream Car Award is named in honour of a judge in Women’s World Car of the Year who passed away in 2016 in New York. Judges name the car they would love to have, if only they could. The Woman of Worth Award is in its second year. This award goes to the woman whom judges feel has contributed significantly to the motor industry or motor sport.

Results for the 2019 Women’s World Car of the Year will be announced at the Dubai International Motor Show, United Arab Emirates, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre between 12-16 November 2019.

Forsan Central Mall to open next year in the heart of Khalifa City

A new Mall in the heart of Khalifa City

Line Investments & Property LLC, the shopping mall development and management arm of Lulu Group International, introduces Forsan Central Mall as an all-in-one shopping, dining and entertainment destination set to open in August 2020.

Designed around the concept of a bamboo forest with a restful ‘garden in the city’ ambience, the Mall is located strategically in central part/area Khalifa city.

Mr. Wajeb Al Khoury, Director of Line Investments and Property LLC said, “Forsan Central Mall’s strategic location in the heart of Khalifa city , nature inspired ambience, extensive retail offering, unique dining concepts, iconic experiences at the family entertainment centre and the state-of-the-art cinema will keep residents and visitors engaged and entertained all year round and offer every convenience at the doorstep.”

Forsan CentralMall offers a state-of-the-art Lulu Hypermarket with a brand-new design concept, trendy fashion retailers, electronics shops, bookstores, school supplies, home decor stores as well as retailers for perfumes, cosmetics and personal care in a three level one stop destination mall. A nine-screen cinema offers cinemagoers the ultimate movie experience in state-of-the-art theatres or have the option to enjoy an interactive family entertainment centre.

There will be cafés and a wide choice of diverse global cuisines and specialties including Indian, Arabic, gourmet burgers, vegan, seafood, popular brands and themed restaurants, juice bars, gourmet food vendors and ice cream outlets. The experiential dining options in the highly atmospheric indoor garden will in itself be calming and relaxing. On the first floor, a number of international restaurants and Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) cater to those regular to the mall and crave variety.

Services at Forsan Central Mall include banks and financial services, beauty salons and spa, telecommunications services, laundry services and tailors. The Mall has 1,258 parking spaces across two levels.

Forsan Central Mall is 70% completedand is scheduled for handover to tenants for fit out in January 2020. With a GLA of 43,114 sqm, there will be 89 retail stores, 22 Food & Beverages Outlets and an entertainment area spanning 3,123 sqm.

The nature inspired Forsan Central Mall will soon be a second home to nearly 30,000 families in the primary and secondary catchment area within the residential neighbourhoods of Al Raha Gardens, the gated communities of Rayyana, Golf Gardens and Sas Al Nakhil Village, among others, and the Emirati community of Al Watani and Masdar.

9th Muslim World Business and Investment Zone to be held in September

Time is getting closer to the much awaited OIC International Business Centre’s 9th Muslim World Business and Investment Zone annual trade exhibition and conference with preparations to welcome local and international participants from 4-6 September 2019 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia.

Organised in collaboration with the Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT) in Morroco, a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Saudi Arabia, together with the Association of Muslim World Business Malaysia, the 9th Muslim World Biz will be introducing new activities and involving more participants.

Exhibitors, trade visitors, speakers and delegates from over 35 countries have confirmed their participation in the event. The profile of participants includes business owners, CEOs, entrepreneurs, government officials, economists, academicians and community leaders. This year, the 9th Muslim World Biz will consist of three components the exhibition zone, the conference zone and the prestigious award ceremonies categorized as follows:

  1. International, multi-sectoral trade exhibition – 4thto 6th September
  2. The Round Table Talk – 4th & 5th September
  3. The Muslim World Women’s Summit- 5th & 6th September
  4. The OIC Arab-Asia Trade and Economic Forum – 4th September
  5. Jewels of the Muslim World Award – 5th September
  6. The Muslim World Rania Award – 6th September

“We have been working with our internationalpartners to identify the needs within the global Islamic economy, and then formulate workable strategies to fulfil those needs adequately,” said Mr. Muhammad Raja Talib Bin Dato’ Dr Raja Mohamad Abdullah, Chairman of the 9th Muslim World Biz.

At the Exhibition Zone, the organisers expect 15,000 trade and public visitors to explore the various products and services offered at 500 booths by more 300 companies representing various industries worldwide. Long-term partnership agreements are expected to take place during the pre-arranged business matching sessions. At the Conference Zone, 1000 renowned speakers and enthusiastic delegates deliberate various compelling issues.

The distinct glamour of the entire event is the award ceremonies. The Jewels of the Muslim World Award will be presented during the official launch, with 1200 VIPs and invited guests witnessing the honouring of a group of the movers and shakers of the Islamic economy. The Muslim World Rania Award will be presented in a special ceremony to some of the most outstanding women in the Muslim world.

The outcomes of the Muslim World Biz have been overwhelming and progressive in a way that is reflected in the expansion of the event itself, and also in the increasing participation of individuals and organisations from across the globe, beyond the 57 OIC member countries.

Weekly draw of AED 50,000/- for “Mall Millionaire” announced

Emirati is third winner of the weekly draw of AED 50,000/- at Al Foah Mall

 

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Weekly Mall Millionaire draw with officials from DED and Line Investments & Property revealing the third winner of AED50,000/-

 

The third winner of the weekly draw of the ‘Mall Millionaire’ campaign offering shoppers AED 50,000/- is announced by Line Investments and Property LLC.As key participants of the RAD Rewards – Summer Edition, shoppers can get amazing deals at selected retailers until 3 August 2019 and maximize savings with special promotions and bundle offers.

The Third winner of AED 50,000/- is Khalid Alkhouri, an Emirati from Abu Dhabi who shopped at Mushrif Mall and the draw took place at Al Foah Mall in the presence of DED and Line Investments & Property officials.

Mr. Wajeb Al Khoury, Director of Line Investments and Property LLCsaid, “Shoppers who are looking for a bargain can enjoy more than six weeks of sales, fun filled entertainment and exclusive surprises. The Summer edition of RAD across our eight malls in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain have incredible offers, rewards and bundle discounts for shoppers.”

‘Mall Millionaire’ campaign is held across eight malls in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain with a mega prize of 1 million at the end of the summer sales. To become a ‘Mall Millionaire’, shoppers who spend AED200/- in the mall can present their receipts to the customer service and their entries will be sent to them digitally via email and SMS.

The participating malls in the festival that ends 3rdof August includes the Al Wahda Mall, Mushrif Mall, Khalidiya Mall, Al Raha Mall, Mazyad Mall and Souk Madinat Al Zayed in Abu Dhabi plus the Barari Outlet Mall and Al Foah Mall in Al Ain.

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.

Celebrate the beautiful culture of Oman with Atana Hotels

Atana Shereen Shabnam

For ultimate relaxation, Oman is the best place to head out to in the Middle East – from here in Dubai, it usually takes me a minimum of 6 hours to get Muscat so going to Musandam or Khasab is even faster. I love Khasab and Musandam as it reminds me of the tranquility back in Fiji and now I have more reasons to enjoy peace weekends with the new Atana Hotels in the area.

Travellers will be delighted to know that Atana Hotels will operate in Oman, focusing on traditional Omani hospitality at an international standard, in the Governorate of Musandam, Khasab, Oman. With two diverse hotels, Atana offers a gateway to the delights of the Musandam peninsula for families and adventure-seekers and a window into the diverse culture and traditions of the community.

Guests at Atana Hotels will find that the culture of Oman, interwoven with contemporary elements is celebrated from the design and layout of the buildings, clustered around a courtyard and ‘oasis’, to the Omani flavours in the restaurant, enhanced by the cultural activities on offer in the hotels.

Enjoying colourful landscapes, spanning green mountains to azure seas; its welcoming people and their communities, Atana Hotels supports local initiatives and the community in a variety of ways.

Newly introduced for 2016 are weekly cultural nights at Atana Musandam, featuring Omani artists and musicians showcasing their work with an Oud player and local ladies demonstrating the preparation of traditional Omani desserts, with the opportunity for guests to sample the unique flavours as well as learn how to prepare the recipes handed down through generations.

Toiletries provided in the rooms and suites are sourced and produced in Oman by Al Husn Toiletries, and the laundry bags are hand-crafted by local women from the Khasab Women’s Association, supporting the colourful textile cottage industry which is still very much part of the local community.

For added ambience, Omani’s in traditional dress light torches around the courtyard at sunset, guests can relax over coffee and dates whilst listening to the performance of an oud player, indulge in henna painting and breathe in the scented aromas of the bakhour (perfumed incense) spread around the courtyard to greet the starry nights of the region.

 

NEW EXECUTIVE SOUS CHEF FOR TRADERS HOTEL, QARYAT AL BERI

Traders Hotel Shereen Shabnam

Food lovers in Abu Dhabi can now head to Traders Hotel to experience culinary delights by Ricky Rimenda Agustiana, the new Executive Sous Chef who brings more than seventeen years of varied culinary experience to the capital from across the globe.
Prior to the appointment he was at Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, at the award-winning Pearls and Caviar. With previous Shangri-La experience Ricky knows the standard that has to be upheld throughout the company and outlets.
Ricky comes to Abu Dhabi with five years of experience from Dubai, UAE, where he worked in a luxury 5-star resort and excelled in his role. Before relocating to the Middle East, Ricky worked in Asia and the USA where he gained invaluable culinary experience. Ricky started his career in Singapore and Indonesia, before relocating to New York. Following two years in the Big Apple, Ricky was promoted to Chef de Partie in the sister company in Florida. Let me know what you thought of his culinary creations.

New summer offers by Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah

Shereen Shabnam Kempinski-Palm-JumeirahIts hot and I just feel like staying in a luxurious room all day fasting, reading and chilling while fasting – so I started looking at local hotel offers not that my work schedule will allow even a day off but loved the pictures from Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah – They just unveiled new offers for the summer for guests from the UAE and other countries including lower prices on suites and villas and free breakfast.
The offers, which are valid until September 2015 , also involve large discounts on services at the SPA and other facilities as well as internet, children’s club and free transport to and from Emirates Mall.
The hotel is ready to receive families and other guests from the UAE and the remaining GCC countries to enjoy summer and spend quiet holidays in a luxurious atmosphere, according to the hotel’s general manager Mr Alessandro Redaeli.

Alessandro Redaelli (2)Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, the fourth royal-style building on Jumeirah Palm, comprises 244 suites and pent houses, has an advanced SPA, a large number of restaurants and bars, other facilities, as well as a clean 500-metre beach strip. If I do decide on a staycation in the next 2 weeks, this place is definitely an option.

Kempinski Palm Shereen Shabnam