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    Sheikh Hamdan visits Dubai’s Atlantis The Royal

    Lifestyle

    by Sarah Joseph
    1 hour ago

    Dubai’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum paid a visit to the newly opened Atlantis The Royal last week.
    The ultra-luxe resort situated on the outer crescent of Palm Jumeirah has received the Royal stamp of approval.
    On the hotel’s official Instagram page, a post of Fazza overlooking the Palm was shared with the caption, “It was an honour to welcome Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, as he took in the stunning views from our Royal Mansion.

    When Sheikh Mohammed visited
    Prior to its official opening on February 10, 2023, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE paid a visit to this expansive property. His Highness toured the resort and was briefed on its interior design inspired by Bedouin culture. The hotel celebrates the preciousness of water with beautiful water features, sculptures and hues.
    VIP opening

    For its grand preview weekend, the 795-room mega-hotel on Palm Jumeirah witnessed an exclusive weekend of VIP guests, celebrities and media personnel before the expansive property officially opened its doors. With Queen B marking her first private concert since 2016, many A-listers flew down, especially for the event and made a special appearance on the red carpet in their stand-out silhouettes. From Kendall Jenner to Ellen Pompeo, the star-studded event, welcomed A-listers from around the world to witness the grand-scale weekend. This expansive property features 795 rooms, suites, and a penthouse with a series of record-breaking experiences including the largest jellyfish aquarium in the world, the first-ever Nobu by the Beach, meditation with the dolphins, unique fire and water fountains and other one-of-a-kind experiences. With a host of must-visit restaurants and facilities, the property includes a host of culinary havens such as Milos, Jaleo, La Mar, Ling Ling, Nobu by the Beach and Cloud 22.
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    How I got my Job as.. Founder of this couture cake atelier in Dubai

    Lifestyle

    by Sarah Joseph
    1 hour ago

    Welcome to the Emirates Woman weekly series ‘How I got my job as…’ where we speak to some incredible entrepreneurs and businesswomen both based in the UAE and globally to find out about their career paths that led them to where they are now; what their daily routines look like; the advice they’d give to those starting out; and the hurdles they’ve had to overcome.
    This week we chat with Cake Artist, Mich Turner, Founder of Little Venice Cake Company, located at the newly opened Atlantis The Royal.
    Synonymous with understated elegance, Turner is a pioneer in the baking industry, a consultant to the retail and hospitality industry and known to combine her creativity with her work. As an award-winning entrepreneur, she has been awarded an MBE in 2010, for her services in the catering industry.
    Set to offer the best cakes for all kinds of celebrations from bespoke cakes to afternoon tea loaves, clients can customise the desserts as per their requirements. With celebrity clients such as Pierce Brosnan, and Emma Thompson, including Buckingham Palace and more.
    While the road to entrepreneurship wasn’t an easy path, she went against all means to come out successful. To understand more, Emirates Woman sat down with the brand’s founder to learn about her career path and how she’s converted her passion into a full-time business.
    What was your favourite subject at school?
    Chemistry, Biology and Home Economics.

    What was your first job?
    Bakery and a Patisserie Buyer at a luxury department store, Harvey Nichols.
    What brought you to Dubai?
    I was introduced to the team behind the iconic Atlantis Dubai, who was looking for a cake offering within their new ultra-luxury resort, Atlantis The Royal.
    What inspired you to enter the f&b space and launch Little Venice Cake Company?
    Little Venice Cake Company creates premium luxury cakes for all celebrations and events. We offer a couture bespoke service to clients, working with esteemed partners in the hospitality, retail and events sectors. For me, launching Little Venice Cake Company was a passion to create amazing cakes for amazing people, in amazing venues, for amazing celebrations – offering the very best in professionalism, client service, refined opulent designs, and totally indulgent cakes.
    Talk us through the inspiration of your pieces.
    There is a story behind every cake and every cake has to tell that story. Understanding the who, why, when, where and how provides the mainframe for each design. The skill and expertise then come in combining artistry with technical expertise and hand craftsmanship to design completely bespoke cakes – perfect for every occasion. A feast for the eyes and a memory for the palate.
    What are the key elements of your role?
    The key elements of my role are firstly communication as I meet and engage with people on an international stage. Being able to articulate, connect, direct , understand and empathise with people is key. Secondly, organisation – this is essential working in a critical time-dependent world. Forward planning, risk assessment, hazard analysis and problem-solving is an essential part of my role and thirdly Presentation is an important aspect, for inspiring those involved with Little Venice Cake Company to embrace our brand values.

    Talk us through your daily routine.
    My days rarely follow a routine. I try to pack as much into each day as I can and am fastidious with timekeeping to avoid time wasting. My time in Dubai is limited and usually built around a particular event – such as The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee events at The British Embassy or the grand reveal of Atlantis The Royal. I always wake up three hours before my first commitment to allow time for early morning correspondence, a visit to the gym, grooming, and breakfast. I will spend time with my team in pastry working on new collections, and seasonal offerings, reviewing recipes and designs. We often have tastings, bespoke orders, presentations and photo shoots to prepare for. I also plan time with the management team to review our business performance. I have meetings and consultations with clients for upcoming events which we host in our Royal Meeting Room with cake tastings. We are just starting to offer masterclasses for corporate and private clients in our show kitchen within our atelier at Atlantis The Royal. These are customised and hugely enjoyable, but require a lot of preparation. I juggle press requests and external presentations with invitations to attend official events. I am fortunate to dine within the resort and with so many incredible restaurants to choose from such as Milos, Ariana’s Persian Kitchen and Dinner By Heston Blumenthal it is a treat and certainly one of the best perks of the job.
    What advice do you have for anyone looking to follow in the same footsteps?
    Prepare to work hard and insist on the highest standards for yourself. There is no fast track to experience and you can’t fake passion. Be committed.
    What is the best piece of advice you ever received?
    Do what you do really well, and no one can touch you.

    And what is the worst?
    Genuinely can’t think of anything? I have an analytical thought process – so would always work through the whole journey and possible outcomes before committing. Any advice that I couldn’t see working I would have discounted in the ether!
    What has been the biggest challenge you had to overcome?
    I am a problem solver, always looking for a way through the maze. Every challenge can be managed with time, tenacity and self-belief.
    What are the future plans for your brand and tell us how it feels to open at Atlantis The Royal?
    I have been working with Atlantis Dubai on this project for the past six years to deliver a world-exclusive Little Venice Cake Company atelier with Everyday cakes, a Signature collection, Couture bespoke cakes, customised masterclasses and a curated collection of homewares synonymous with our ethos of authenticity, British premium craftsmanship and heritage. I have enjoyed the whole process and am enormously proud of the atelier and the teams at Little Venice Cake Company and Atlantis The Royal.
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    Beyoncé officially announces her first world tour in seven years

    Lifestyle

    by Sarah Joseph
    43 mins ago

    Queen B is making a comeback and this time it’s for the public.
    The pop megastore will embark on a long-awaited Renaissance World Tour that starts in May in Sweden, then later head to Belgium, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands and Poland before she continues her journey to North America.
    The official website has already stated the tour dates will start in the beginning of May and wrap up in New Orleans, LA on September 27, 2023.

    A series of pre-sale tickets for the UK shows will begin at 10am GMT on Thursday before the general ticket sales go live on Tuesday.
    First private concert at Atlantis The Royal
    For Atlantis The Royal’s grand opening, Beyoncé performed in a private concert for VIP guests from around the world. However, she did not perform any songs from Renaissance, making the upcoming world tour the first one for this album. The surprise element of the concert was when Beyoncé called her 11-year-old daughter Blue Ivy during the concert for a live performance on Brown Skin Girl.

    Additionally, her performance was complemented by the Lebanese dance group Mayyass, the season 17 winners of America’s Got Talent. This collaborative performance was nothing short of awe-inspiring.
    The concert was attended by a number of A-listers including her husband Jay Z, American model and reality TV star Kendall Jenner, British singer Liam Payne, American model Olivia Colbo, Indian actor Amer Khan, British actress Michelle Keegan and Emily in Paris star Ashley Park.
    More information about her tour and tickets is available on the singer’s official website. Visit tour.beyonce.com for more details and tickets.
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    13 celebrities who attended the VIP event at Atlantis The Royal this weekend

    Lifestyle

    by Sarah Joseph
    4 mins ago

    This weekend was nothing short of memorable at Dubai’s Atlantis The Royal.
    For its grand preview weekend, the 795-room mega-hotel on Palm Jumeirah witnessed an exclusive weekend of VIP guests, celebrities and media personnel before the expansive property officially opened its doors to the public on February 11, 2023.
    With Queen B marking her first private concert since 2016, many A-listers flew down, especially for the event and made a special appearance on the red carpet in their stand-out silhouettes.
    As we attended the event and even brushed shoulders with some celebrities, there was no shortage of stars to celebrate the lavish property’s grand opening.
    Swipe through the gallery below to see stars who walked the blue carpet.
    Beyoncé

    Kendall Jenner

    Rochelle and Marvin Humes

    Ellen Pompeo

    Melissa Wood Tepperberg

    Gauri Khan

    Jwana Karim

    Shanaya Kapoor

    Mariam Amin

    Leonie Hanne

    Ashley Park

    Loujain Adada

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    In pics: Take a sneak peek inside the ultra-luxe Atlantis The Royal in Dubai

    News

    by Sarah Joseph
    54 mins ago

    Dubai is all about luxurious cityscapes and with that the highly anticipated Atlantis The Royal is gearing up for its public opening and VIP event this weekend.
    This expansive property features 795 rooms, suites and a penthouse with a series of record-breaking experiences including the largest jellyfish aquarium in the world, the first-ever Nobu by the Beach, meditation with the dolphins, unique fire and water fountains and other one-of-a-kind experiences.

    The standard rooms start at a price of Dhs4,066 per night and a sky pool villa with a private infinity pool is priced at Dhs19,000 per night. Designed with vertical gardens, an expensive sky bridge and other dramatic features to promise the ultimate mega-resort experience.
    The extravagant property will unveil a host of must-visit restaurants and facilities including Estiatorio Milos, Jaleo, La Mar, Ling Ling, Nobu by the Beach and Cloud 22.
    Those keen to book can opt for the Three Bedroom Sky Terrace Suite complemented by 24-hour butler service, access to the Daily Royal Club, daily breakfast at all-day dining restaurants across Atlantis Dubai, complimentary entry to Atlantis Explorers Club, daily entry to Aquaventure Waterpark, Skyblaze Fountain, The Lost Chambers Aquarium, AWAKEN Fitness which includes thermal facilities and an outdoor lap pool at a starting price of Dhs17,417.
    With dates officially moved to February 10 onwards, the bookings have now been moved back a month from its initial launch of March 2023.
    The resort is set to host a grand invite-only weekend event open to special VIP guests this month from January 20 to January 22, 2023, with leading celebrities such as Beyoncé performing at an exclusive concert.
    Swipe to see a first-hand look inside the property:

    So, if you’re planning ahead for Valentine’s Day you know exactly where to book next month.
    For a chance to be one of the first to stay at Atlantis the Royal, book your stay for 2023 on atlantis.com
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    Dubai’s Atlantis The Royal will officially accept bookings from next month

    Lifestyle

    by Sarah Joseph
    44 mins ago

    Dubai is all about luxurious cityscapes and with that the highly anticipated Atlantis The Royal is gearing up for its public opening.
    With dates officially moved to February 10 onwards, the bookings have now been moved back a month from its initial launch of March 2023.
    This expansive property features 795 rooms, suites and a penthouse with a series of record-breaking experiences including the largest jellyfish aquarium in the world, the first-ever Nobu by the Beach, meditation with the dolphins, unique fire and water fountains and other one-of-a-kind experiences.

    The standard rooms start at a price of Dhs4,066 per night and a sky pool villa with a private infinity pool is priced at Dhs19,000 per night. Designed with vertical gardens, an expensive sky bridge and other dramatic features to promise the ultimate mega-resort experience.
    Those keen to book can opt for the Three Bedroom Sky Terrace Suite complemented by 24-hour butler service, access to the Daily Royal Club, daily breakfast at all-day dining restaurants across Atlantis Dubai, complimentary entry to Atlantis Explorers Club, daily entry to Aquaventure Waterpark, Skyblaze Fountain, The Lost Chambers Aquarium, AWAKEN Fitness which includes thermal facilities and an outdoor lap pool at a starting price of Dhs17,417.
    The resort is set to host a grand invite-only weekend event open to special VIP guests this month from January 20 to January 22, 2023 with leading celebrities such as Beyoncé performing at an exclusive concert.
    Swipe to see a first-hand look inside the property:

    So, if you’re planning ahead for Valentine’s Day you know exactly where to book next month.
    For a chance to be one of the first to stay at Atlantis the Royal, book your stay for 2023 on atlantis.com
    – For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and Instagram
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