Indulge in exquisite dishes at the Chef’s table at The Deck

Enjoy a sharing style specially curated menu with fellow food enthusiasts with delicious dishes

Dubai, UAE: With the success of the weekly Owners’ table at The deck, a vibrant environment friendly beachfront dining restaurant at the voco Dubai The Palm on West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, is now launching the Chef’s Table every Tuesday evening from the 2nd week of June 2023.

Set for a table for thirty, the Chef’s table will feature dishes inspired by the flavours of the Mediterranean to be enjoyed as guests enjoy incredible views and good vibes in the evenings. The meal includes a welcome drink, two starters to share, a main course and a selection of desserts to share.

Food lovers can enjoy a decadent evening enjoying a curated meal in a relaxed ambience every Tuesday from 7pm to 10:30pm with unparalleled picturesque views of the West Beach for only AED 220 with soft drinks. With house beverages AED 249, premium drinks and cocktails AED 299/- and bubbly AED 349/-.

The venue offers a perfect place spending time with friends and family while indulging in dishes specially curated by the resident chef, Ganesh Raja. It is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself and your loved ones to a fantastic afternoon filled with great food and eclectic drinks.

Offer: Curated Chef’s Table  

Price: AED 220 with soft drinks, with house beverages AED 249, premium drinks and cocktails AED 299/- and bubbly AED 349/-.

When:  Every Tuesday
Timing: 6.30pm to 10.30pm

Luxury Island Getaway: Atmosphere Kanifushi

Shereen Shabnam

Escaping to a secluded Island to escape the pandemic is on the mind of many and we recently discovered the perfect luxury retreat at Atmosphere Kanifushi where private island laid back life meets award winning mouth-watering culinary adventures and spa indulgence.

We arrived at the pristine Kanifushi resort after an exhilarating 35-minute seaplane ride from Malé. welcomed by musicians on the island that is blanketed by dense tropical vegetation and blessed with vibrant, natural coral reefs.

Situated amidst the azure ocean with stand-alone beach and water villas spread along the 2 kilometres long island, we enjoyed impeccable service and elegant living spaces with picture-perfect surrounding ocean and serene sunsets.

At Atmosphere Kanifushi, the convergence of cotton candy clouds in the day, fiery orange skies in the evenings and turquoise waters during boat rides imbed an image that will be forever seared in our memories.

The five-star resort offers an all-inclusive luxury package, an extensive range of restaurants and bars plus a choice of excursions, sunset fishing, snorkelling and discounts on spa treatments and diving. Atmosphere Kanifushi has some of the best diving in the Maldives. The resort is five-star luxury all the way.

Dining at the Atmosphere Kanifushi is a delight as the resort has Maldives first top-quality vegetarian restaurant and a great all-day restaurant offering sumptuous ‘all you can eat’ buffet-style selection of Asian, European, and Maldivian favourites, live cooking stations, theme nights, and grills. Guests can also enjoy Selection of snacks during the day and a la carte fine dining experiences.

Activities at Atmosphere Kanifushi include sunset fishing, boat excursions, water sports with Dive and Sail, complimentary snorkelling equipment for every guest during the stay, snorkelling excursions and much more. There is a fully equipped gym with flood lit tennis and a children’s centre.

The rooms at Atmosphere Kanifushi come with stunning views. The water villas stretch along the crystal-clear lagoon, perfect for a romantic getaway. The outdoor deck comes with comfortable sun loungers and features a wooden ladder leading to the marine life-rich lagoon for a dip in or a swim anytime.

The sunset beach villas offer a secluded sanctuary where one can soak in the pleasures of island living in a private garden complete with lush tropical shrubs, soft sand beneath your feet, and an inviting private pool. There are also over water villas with a pool offering ultimate overwater luxury. The rooms have a luxurious bathroom and world-class amenities designed to indulge all senses.

The Kanifushi Grand one-bedroom villas have sweeping oceanfront views with a fabulous poolside setup, an airy, luxurious bathroom with a deep alfresco bathtub for an indulgent experience.

The two-bedroom sunset family beach bungalows have two interconnected rooms with a combination of indoor and outdoor spaces making it the best private villa in Maldives. With easy access to the kid’s club, sports complex, and the main restaurant, these villas are perfect for experiencing all the activities that the resort offers.

The Kanifushi Residence is a dream family hideaway, complete with a living cum dining room with a pantry, an entertainment room with two bedrooms and an attached nanny’s bedroom. This sprawling residence with extra privacy is ideal for large families, groups who want to share a common space, and multi-generational travellers.

Atmosphere Kanifushi serenades you with white, sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, and lush tropical gardens. We definitely felt the staff were the resorts best asset at Atmosphere Kanifushi as they offer impeccable service for blissful relaxing experiences and by going that extra mile for guest comfort and convenience.

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The City of Music: Nashville

By Shereen Shabnam

The first thing I fell in love with in Nashville, the music city was Nashville’s premier hotel, the Gaylord Opryland Resort & convention center and the beautiful guitar exhibits. I went there to attend an IT conference with Epicor and expected a simple resort but the ambience, excitement and energy of the place made me feel I could live there for years and not get bored.

The beautiful gardens beneath climate-controlled signature glass atriums, the meandering Cumberland River plus an extraordinary selection of dining, shopping and recreation options made me feel like this was more of a getaway and I thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere in between the conference.

I walked through various indoor gardens, cascading waterfalls and took a boat ride in the indoor river and still had time for the spa and fitness center. Most times, the lush greenery reminding me of my own country Fiji Islands and made me feel right at home.

Inspired by elements of music everywhere in the resort, I set out to see more of what the rest of Nashvile had to offer. Music is in the DNA of people from Nashville and the award-winning Station Inn is considered to be one of Nashville’s premier venues for bluegrass music. Notable artists have performed at this venue, which is perfect for concerts and jam sessions by up-and-coming artists.  

Then there is the Tennessee State Museum that tells the story of the state’s rich history over three floors of the building. Creative visitors will love the Frist Center that hosts Visual Arts displays by local, state and regional artists along with national and international exhibitions.

Music lovers will find the ‘Two Old Hippies’ a haven as a retail store offering a large selection of guitars, music, clothing and other novelty merchandise. The shop has a stage with an organ, several guitars and a drum set as well as lighting and a mixing board in a deco where walls are full of music artefacts and memorabilia.

Alternatively, head to Curb Records, an independent music label founded by Mike Curb. The label’s top recordings include hits by legendary artists. A philanthropist, Curb has been instrumental in restoring historic buildings, including Columbia’s Historic Quonset Hut, a recording studio originally established by Owen Bradley, and the Johnny Cash Museum.

Then there is the music Row, home to several businesses and attractions related to the city’s musical heritage. Considered the heart of Nashville’s entertainment industry, the area has the historic RCA Studio B, Columbia’s Historic Quonset Hut, Owen Bradley Park and numerous shops and restaurants. “Musica,” a large bronze statue designed by Alan LeQuire, is the centerpiece of the Music Row Roundabout.

It is all about Music in Nashville. The Musicians Hall of Fame at Historic Nashville Auditorium honors the artists and session musicians who have accompanied legendary performers in a broad range of musical genres, including country, rock, jazz and soul.

I naturally stopped at the Marathon Motors Factory in the heart of downtown Nashville. This area has an array of music recording studios, numerous shops, studios etc. If you like walking, head to ‘The Gulch’, a historic walkable neighborhood with hip restaurants, eclectic boutiques and vibrant nightlife venues.

In Nashville’s Centennial Park, the Parthenon stands as an exact replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. You can see the 42-foot gilded sculpture of Athena, and temporary shows and exhibitions.

There is so much to se and do in Nashville but Music is really what makes this city stand apart. I enjoyed Nashville and look forward to going back again.

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Home security system, eufy Security helps essential front liners stay in touch with family while at work.

Eufy Video doorbell

Families & Front Liners Stay In Touch With Loved Ones During Covid-19

As we practice social distancing and follow guidelines to flatten the curve and reduce the spread of Coronavirus, a reliable home security system like eufy Security can help us keep an eye on what is happening outdoors, at home, at the office, watch elderly relatives living remotely while essential front liners can keep an eye of their family while at work.

COVID-19 has caused significant “Anxiety” for families, making it difficult to keep an eye on children around the clock or monitor elderly parents who live remotely. Eufy Security Smart Wireless Cameras and Video doorbells hence have become essential at this current moment using “Motion activity alerts” that shows who is entering or leaving your home or any room, who is at your door step and users can define the designated zone to get alerts on unusual activity.

While some parents are allowed to work from home during isolation, essential workers do not have that privilege and need to monitor home schooling or child sitting at a distance. For these parents, knowing what is going on at home while they are away is vital. Are the kids staying in the house and attending their classes and is their lunch or dinner arriving on time are questions that can cause anxiety.

The motion detection alerts in Eufy security cameras, which can be wirelessly installed near the front door and are triggered by movement can answer the above questions. Users receive a smartphone alert when a motion is detected & recorded and the video is viewable at the same time.

The real time response feature on the camera allows you to speak directly to anyone who approaches your front door via two-way audio as well as keep the kids disciplined during study time. It is a great way to be plugged into your kids’ activity while working on the front lines and ensure intruders stay away.

Eufy Video Doorbell has proven to be another great accessory during isolation. If you use online food and groceries delivery services like Talabat, Uber Eats, Amazon, noon, you may know that they practice “no-contact delivery” by placing your food or grocery in a way that minimizes in-person contact. Eufy Video Doorbell alerts you when your food or grocery has arrived and you can see and speak to the delivery team using the Eufy Security app.

If you are worried about unfamiliar faces or strangers in the neighbourhood, you can check suspicious activity from your smartphone. Eufy doorbell (2k Resolution) is equipped with a two-way audio system to scare off intruders and allows you to save footage with no monthly charges.

If you are in quarantine or at the hospital, you can also stay in touch with people at home and office and feel as though you are in the same room.

Eufy Security Doorbell is more important now than ever during these challenging times as COVID-19 keeps us away from our office, our elderly relatives and in some instances, away from family if our jobs require us to be out in the field helping to battle the Coronavirus. It has made isolation from our loved ones more bearable and relieves anxiety with the real time interaction.

Parivar Restaurant opens doors at Al Raha Mall

Parivar Restaurant is now open at Al Raha Mallserving wholesome and heartwarming North Indian, Pakistani and Nepalese cuisine featuring chaat, tandoori, veg and non-veg dishes, soups and desserts made with fresh handpicked ingredients and authentic spices.

Mr. SadiqAfridi, Mall Manager at Al Raha Mall said, “We are excited to add Parivar Restaurant as an additional F&B feature for Al Raha Mall as it is unique in offering Indian, Pakistani and Nepalese in one setting and offers an additional advantage for the nearby community by providing delivery services for their convenience. Al Raha Mall is committed to bringing a variety of dining options to enhance the retail experience for shoppers.”

Waqas Sheikh, Managing Partner, Parivar Restaurant adds, “Our chefs bring guests an enjoyable dining experience by offering authentic dishes that are always made fresh for dine in as well as bespoke catering services for both private and corporate events. We are also opening Baan Thai Restaurant in Al Raha Mall where the famous Chef Supaniya from Bangkok will be preparing mouthwatering authentic Thai cuisine. We look forward to providing the best service to Al Raha Mall patrons and the neighboring community.”

With ample parking and a host of retail and service outlets, Al Raha Mall is an ideal mall for busy professionals and families looking for a one stop venue to eat, shop and play.

Other Al Raha Mall outlets include, Lulu Express Supermarket, Brands4U, Dubai Library, Borders bookshop, Al Raha Cinema, Sparky’s, Damas Jewellery, Aster Optical, Tag World, Orlando Sports, ELC, Nayomi, H collection. Services include Etisalat, Du, Al Ansari Exchange, Jumassan Salon, Young Musician, Photo studio, ATM’s and Green Land Flowers. Food lovers can enjoy Caesar’s Restaurant & Confectionery, Tche Tche Boulevard Restaurant, Subway, Papa Murphy’s, Charley’s, Burger Hut, Soulful Restaurant, Samurai Japanese Restaurant, Sapori Veri Restaurant. Coffee connoisseurs can head to Fresh Bakes Café, Bonjour Bonsoir Café, Gloria Jeans and Orange Wheels.

Lulu Group’s Line Investments wins big at Retail Congress MENA

Line Investments Team

Line Investments & Property L.L.C, the shopping mall development and management division of Lulu Group International went home with five awards last night from the Retail Congress MENA Awards 2019.

Held at the Ballroom of the Ritz Carlton, DIFC, the Awards ceremony honored the most outstanding achievers in the shopping mall industry in the MENA region. Line Investments & Property L.L.C took part in the event together with entries from Mall of Um Al Quwain, Al Wahda Mall, Mushrif Mall and Khalidiyah Mall winning one gold and 4 silver awards.

Mr. Wajeb Al Khoury, Director of Line Investments and Property LLCsaid,“Our vision is to enhance the retail experience for our customers and partners and receiving awards for all the malls that took part is a testimony that the Line Investments & Property team is committed to excellence in the new age initiatives and community events they bring to the mall.”

Contributing to the success of the five awards were the malls detailed submissions accompanied with images, videos and editorial coverage for the participating malls.

Line Investments & Property L.L.C won in the following categories:

Design & Development

-Line Investments and Property LLC – Mall of UAQ (Gold)

Net Operating Income (NOI) Enhancement

– Al Wahda for Celebrity Visit (Silver)

Traditional Marketing – Cause Related Marketing

– Al Wahda Mall for Operation Smile (Silver)

Traditional Marketing – Digital/Social Media

– Khalidiyah Mall for enhanced website (Silver)

Traditional Marketing – Sales Promotion

– Mushrif Mall for Talentology 2019 (Silver)

The winners of the Retail Congress MENA Awards 2019 were selected by a jury of regional and international industry experts in retail.

Eclectic Poland

By Shereen Shabnam

Poland is an European treasure that remained off the radar of most intrepid travelers in the past but not anymore. The Poland of today is filled with global influences alongside long-standing local traditions.

Polish culture and history runs deep from medieval times to wars but it is the picturesque natural wonders, the food, the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque architecture plus the natural sites that offer many adventures to remember.

I started my Polish adventure by lunching at the trendy Koszyki Hall. It is Warsaw’s social and culinary center, where you can choose a meal in one of numerous restaurants and pubs sitting on tables laden with different cuisines of the world.

A visit to Vistula, the biggest and longest river in Poland was another highlight. Vistula River in Warsaw runs the entire length of the city and walking along the river or taking a scenic cruise seem to be a favourite past time of the locals so we took an evening cruise on a catamaran enjoying the sites and finishing off the evening with a meal at the famous STIXX Bar and Grill.

STIXX is a highly energetic gastronomy venue offering a diverse selection of exquisite dishes from around the world with the vibe of New Warsaw – elegant and sophisticated, yet stylish and entertaining. The restaurant sits amongst curving walkways, water features, modern art and the ever-impressive Warsaw Spire building.

Another favourite was exploring Warsaw in a vintage Nysa 522, which is a spacious and very retro minivan that once used to drive around Polish streets. A guide can give you a history of the city, take you to the most important monuments of Warsaw and tell you about the key historic events of the city.

If you have time for lunch,stop at the Restaurant Concept 13 located on the 5th floor of DH VITKAC. Its large, glassed interior looks out on a beautiful panorama of the capital which can also be enjoyed from the summer terrace. The dishes are international classics with a polish twist partly prepared on teppanyaki grills or in the open kitchen – their bread is addictive so try and pace yourself before your delightful meal arrives.

Another great place to eat is Zoni Restaurant at Koneser Center perfect for food connoisseurs. Zoni offers creative cuisine of Michał Gniadek, the titled Chef of the young generation whose chef’s signature menu is inspired by international cuisine.

If you love fashion, stop by the Gosia Baczyńska concept store. At the junction of old and new Warsaw Praga, the concept store of Gosia Baczyńska features her own design – both in terms of decor and the fashion presented in it with clothes and accessories of world-famous designers.

Another great place to visit is the Wilanow Palace – the royal summer residence of King Jan III Sobieski. Its joyful to explore this wonderful baroque palace which is a place of great beauty. The original architecture of the palace merges European art with old Polish traditions of construction. I really enjoyed strolling through the beautiful garden and the park which was so relaxing that it was heartbreaking to leave.

My next stop was stopping for lunch at MOD restaurant which serves the best ramen soup in Warsaw. It is a small hidden place at Oleandrów Street where you can try the best Asian and international cuisine and finish your meal with delicious doughnuts. If you still have a craving for sweets later in the afternoon, stop at a Wedel chocolatier and taste different kinds of delicious hot chocolate.  Dinner was at Flamimg & Co. which is a place created from passion for travel and unique things and serves Italian, French and American cuisine.

Golf lovers would enjoy a day out at the Sand Valley Golf Course. You can rent a villa, gp for a round of golf, have a casual evening dining with your friends or enjoy a moonlight dip in your private swimming pool. We enjoyed a lovely lunch and a walk around the property.

From the golf resort, we went to the Hotel SPA Dr Irena Eris where I enjoyed a lovely massage, got introduced to great skincare products and strange as it may sound, I found the best one-off artistic pieces of jewellery for everyday wear. The next day I headed back to the airport with a heavy heart making a mental note to get back to Poland with my family and experience more of this amazing country and the many natural attractions it offers travellers and adventure seekers.

From the UAE it is easy to get to Warsaw. I took an Emirates flight to Warsaw and arrived there just in time for a sumptuous lunch. Emirates has daily flights to Warsaw serviced by Boeing 777-300ER departing Dubai at 0810hrs, and arriving in Warsaw at 12:10 local time. Return flight departs Warsaw at 1500hrs and arrives in Dubai at 2245hrs.

Abu Dhabi shoppers meet UFC Athlete Andrei Arlovski at Mushrif Mall

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Mushrif Mall hosted UFC athlete Andrei Arlovski aspart of their Abu Dhabi Showdown Week activations, and will continue to host UFC and fun fitness activities and activations daily until 7th September between 11 am and 10 pm.

The Meet & Greet with Belarusian mixed martial artist and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Arlovski, fitness challenges, photo opportunities with a replica UFC Championship Beltand spot prizes, drew shoppers and fans to the central area of the mall.

Aravind Ravi Palode, Mall Manager at Mushrif Mall said,“It was a pleasure to host Andrei Arlovski at the mall and we are delighted that UFC fans are already enjoying the various activations we have planned for them that will continue over the weekend.”

Mushrif Mall, located on Airport Road, Abu Dhabi hosts renowned brands and a wide range of dining outlets, hypermarket and services spread over three levels. It has over 200 luxury fashion retailers across all categories including fashion, jewellery, electronics, home appliances, cosmetics, gift items, clothes, perfumes, toiletries and much more.

For more on all things Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, please visit

Back To school deals now at Al Raha Mall

Back to school promotions launched for students and teachers


Al Raha Mall in Abu Dhabi launches back to school promotions in various outlets in the mall, preparation for the back to schools, colleges and universities opening over the next few days.

Mr. SadiqAfridi, Mall Manager at Al Raha Mall said, “Al Raha Mall shoppers will find variousretailers focusing on the education sector during this period to attract parents and students offering bundle offers and discounts on school items.”

Retailers focusing on products aimed at the education sector include LULU Hypermarket, U Mart, ZAKS, Dubai Library, Borders bookshop and Tag world.

Other Al Raha Mall outlets include,Lulu Express Supermarket, Al Raha Cinema, Party Center, Zaks, Dubai Library, Brands4U, Sparky’s, Etisalat, Al Ansari Exchange, Damas Jewellery, Aster Optical, Orlando Sports, ELC, Nayomi, H collection, Jumassan Salon, Young Musician, Photo studio, ATM’s and Green Land Flowers. Food lovers can enjoy Subway, Papa Murphy’s, Charley’s, Burger Hut, Soulful Restaurant, Samurai Japanese Restaurant, Sapori Veri Restaurant, Fresh Bakes Café, Bonjour Bonsoir Café, Caesar’s Restaurant & Confectionery and Tche Tche Boulevard Restaurant.


Stride into the classroom equipped with Anker gadgets

Anker Innovations is geared up to make the back to school shopping more rewarding for students and teachers with a selection of gadgets that gives everyone in the education sector a head start into the new school year with confidence.

Stride into the classroom equipped with gadgets below that would satisfy the most tech-savvy students and teachers looking for productivity during studies and entertainment during recess and free time. 

PowerCore II 10000 


It can get frustrating when one runs out of charge in school but the sleek and ultra-compact 10000mAh portable charger from Anker 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.

PowerLine II 3ft Lightning 


Having frayed wires wrapped up in the school or computer bag can be a drag 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 other cables.
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.

Liberty Air

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Liberty Air wireless earbuds deliver enhanced audio experience, long lasting battery life and unbreakable connections for the most active students and teachers listening to classes.

The wireless, comfortable and fuss free earphones are relatively small size, provides pure freedom,are automatically connected to a user’s phone via Bluetooth and features a tap based voice assistant that works with Siri, Google Assistant, Bixby and Alexa.

The charging case takes the total playtime up to 20 hours and has the added feature of LED lights, which will show battery life. The swappable silicone tips allow for more flexibility in terms of fit and available in black or white.


Nebula Capsule II

Perfect for class presentations is the Nebula Capsule II, a next generation compact pocket cinema that hosts new capabilities including Android TV, Google Assistant, HD picture quality and improved audio.

Nebula Capsule is perfect for students which brings great content to you via Google Play, YouTube, Hulu Plus or apps that appear automatically in your home screen.

Nebula Capsule’s sleek, black cylindrical body measures in at 5.9 inches high and can be easily transported in the included carrying sleeve. Capsule II is now able to project a 720p image at 200 ANSI lumens and provides 3-hours of video playtime or 30 hours of Bluetooth speaker on a single charge.

Leveraging Anker’s Power Delivery technology, Capsule II can charge to full power in 2.5 hours via USB-C. Capsule II offers owners an advanced audio-visual experience, anytime, anywhere.