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    The most luxurious wedding venues to tie the knot in Dubai

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    by Sarah Joseph
    1 hour ago

    Wedding season in Dubai is already and here and this destination continues to remain at the helm of all marital celebrations.
    From beachfront destinations to ballrooms that exude elegance, the emirate is home to an array of venues that are beyond sophisticated.
    For immaculate attention to detail, each property creates a bespoke proposal as per the bride and groom’s requirements.
    So, for those currently looking for the perfect place for their wedding vows, we’ve gathered a list of all the sophisticate venues for a potential wedding.
    Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach

    Combining the city’s modernity and old-time charm, this expansive venue includes the grand Dana ballroom and a plush garden for any outdoor festivities. Whether you wish to exchange your vows on the sand or in the lush seaside garden, this hotel makes any dream a reality. No matter the size, this exquisite property welcomes every guest in style. With incredible backdrops and on-side wedding experts working with them at every step makes the entire process easier.
    To find out about the packages visit here.
    Mandarin Oriental

    With world-class service and impeccable catering standards, the property will ensure any event is truly unforgettable. From flowers to venue decorations, Mandarin Oriental has relationships with external suppliers to ensure each detail is taken care of. For the bride to feel special on her wedding day, the property offers a magnificent suite with showcases expansive views of the Arabian Sea featuring a make-up station, a private lift, for bridal parties, and a spacious living space.
    To find out about the packages visit here.
    One & Only Royal Mirage, The Palm

    This exceptional romantic beachfront resort promises a one-of-a-kind celebration with gourmet menus, serene spa treatments, and a timeless backdrop to enjoy with up to 50 guests. From catering to Moorish-style gardens to beginning a memorable journey, this venue caters to every request. Surrounded by nature, this property caters to refined pre-wedding photoshoots with pictures to capture those happy moments.
    To find out about the packages visit here.
    Nikki Beach Resort & Spa

    Couples can exchange their vows at this resort with views looking over the magnificent Arabian Gulf. Whether a small or grand occasion, the property caters to each client with world-class food, beverages menu, spa, and beauty services combined with an unending list of live entertainment. From a beach villa with a private pool for an intimate gathering to spacious ballrooms, the resort provides an exclusive service to assist customers in planning their special day.
    To find out about the packages visit here.
    Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

    To ensure each wedding is different from the other, the team of in-house experts has a keen eye for an ethereal setting. From overlooking the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf to preparing a plethora of delicious canapes, every bride and groom is made to feel special Whether custom lanterns or a bespoke culinary request, the property will do its best to cater to every need.
    To find out about the packages visit here.
    Fairmont, The Palm

    When starting your life together, a wedding becomes an important decision in any couple’s life and the wedding planners at Fairmont bring each dream to life with bespoke celebrations. By bringing a wow factor to the venue, the Sea View Garden is ideal for an al fresco experience allowing couples to celebrate with around 500 guests. To ensure the guests’ taste is carefully considered, each chef will create a gourmet dining experience for a successful wedding for a stress-free experience.
    To find out about the packages visit here.
    Bulgari Resort

    With Italian luxury at its heart, this exclusive property exudes an unmatched love for luxury. This beautiful venue features a 360sq metre ballroom located in the Yacht Club overlooking romantic seaside views and a welcoming space with earthy tones. With a birch walkway and candles subtly lit across the walkway, the hotel provides seamless service to make every minute count. With bespoke packages for each guest, the space can be rented for both daytime and evening events.
    To find out about the packages visit here.
    Raffles, The Palm

    Mona Kattan and Hassan Elamin recently exchanged their vows at Raffles The Palm and celebrated one of their occasions with all their special guests prior to their wedding. Whether intimate ceremonies or lavish celebrations, each setup can be designed according to the guests’ needs. With its palatial structure and vibrancy in every corner, this property has a host of facilities to offer for guests including spa facilities and other fine-dining restaurants.
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    7 chic coffee table books for a strong interiors game

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    by Sarah Joseph
    1 hour ago

    Designed for the avid traveller, minimalist and art enthusiast, coffee table books have become a decor staple in every home.
    As a visually stunning aesthetic designed to be placed on coffee tables, bedside tables, dining tables and even TV consoles, coffee table books have gained immense popularity over the years with its thick glossy pages created to educate readers of all ages.
    Whether you’re looking to spruce your home or gift a memoir to your loved one, these eye-catching books can seamlessly fit into any shelf.
    With eye-pleasing artwork and carefully curated pages, Emirates Woman has curated a guide of all the best coffee table books to invest in.

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    12 A-listers you didn’t know had homes in Dubai

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    by Sarah Joseph
    2 hours ago

    With endless sun all year round, amazing dining establishments, a plethora of activities and more, it’s easy to see why Dubai is such a popular place for so many to live.
    In particular, it’s a place where quite a few celebrities have opted to call home or their second home, owning various properties in the emirate, some of which are incredibly luxurious.
    With that, here’s some A-listers you may not have known had homes in Dubai.

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    Sheikh Hamdan adds another Dubai-based beachside haven to our list

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    by Sarah Joseph
    2 hours ago

    When it comes to knowing the best restaurants to dine at in Dubai, the emirate’s Crown Prince always knows best.
    Yesterday, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visited the newly opened culinary hotspot, Bungalo34 situated in the heart of Pearl Jumeira Island at Nikki Beach Resort & Spa.
    As no stranger to Dubai’s food scene and newly opened restaurants, Fazza is always seen giving his seal of approval on all the latest culinary havens in the UAE. Founded by the talented Natasha Sideris, the sophisticated Mediterranean experience ensures a calm environment to enjoy with friends and family.
    Adter the royal visit, the restaurant even shared a photo of the team posing with Fazza and the caption said, “We are delighted and honoured to have hosted His Royal Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for lunch this afternoon.”

    After recently being added under the Tashas Group wing, this chic restaurant offers a blissful escape from city life with uninterrupted seaside views of the Arabian Gulf.
    The menu promises a variety of offerings ranging from Strapatsada, Lobster Benedict, Three Cheese Souffle Omelette and a housemade glyko koutaliouof sweet pumpkin served on vanilla Greek yogurt for all the sweet tooths, to name a few dishes.

    With an expansive beverage menu, guests are spoiled for choice with a series of delectable cocktails that ensure the ultimate Mediterranean summer feeling all year long. From nostalgic-inspired cocktails to elegant aperitivos, the list is unending for guests to sip under the sun.

    To encapsulate the true essence of each Riviera, Natasha collected and dressed the venue with hand-picked pieces she found during her travels to Greece, France and Italy. From the one-of-a-kind lifestyle collectibles to coral-inspired textured tiles, her incredible eye for detail is a reflection of the restaurant’s origins.
    For all the shopaholics, this new hotpot offers a bespoke retail experience for guests with a selection of beachwear pieces, handmade accessories, bags, swimwear and other hand-picked experience for the complete experience.
    So, if you’re looking for a blissful escape this weekend, you know exactly where to visit.
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    This Dubai-based culinary haven explores vibrant Latino flavours with a twist

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    by Team Emirates Woman
    18 mins ago

    IN PARTNERSHIP: A new culinary haven has been added to the list of fine-dining restaurants in Dubai.
    With Iberian-Latino fusion cuisine, La Niña has opened its doors with sophisticated décor featuring lavish chandeliers and rich red velvet furniture that has taken inspiration from centuries of sea exploration. Designed with traditional Azulejo tiles from Portugal, this sophisticated dining venue takes visitors back in time with a renewed sense of excitement.
    Born to tantalise your taste buds, this restaurant takes visitors on a unique food journey by steering away from the traditional dining scene. As an amalgamation of bold flavours from Spain, Portugal and South America, this unique experience celebrates the team of award-winning chefs. By catering to both lunch and dinner options, guests can indulge in all-day dining at this venue.

    For an unforgettable dining experience, guests can indulge in an array of delectable delights crafted by a team of world-class experts to conquer every diner’s taste buds. By taking it up a notch, the restaurant offers a host of cutting-edge cocktails and a selection of premium beverages.

    Known for his culinary adventures, Dubai’s Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum paid a visit to this exquisite restaurant giving it the royal seal of approval.
    Designed to bring back the romance of life at sea, the concept takes inspiration from a bygone era to naturally combine the strength of Latino and Iberian cultures seamlessly.
    So, if you’re in need of a fine-dining option to visit in Dubai, La Niña is the perfect option to experience with your loved ones.
    Located in the heart of DIFC at ICD Brookfield, the restaurant is open daily from 12pm to 4pm and 7:30pm to 1am. To make a reservation call +971 4 395 1300 and +971 50 889 8336
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    MENA’s 50 best 2023: Find out the top restaurants on the list

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    by Sarah Joseph
    23 mins ago

    The region is never short of delectable havens and MENA’s 50 best has proved it.
    Last night, VIP guests attended the grand reveal for the MENA’S top 50 best restaurants in the region, hosted in the UAE’s capital in Conrad, Abu Dhabi.
    Chosen by a panel of 250 anonymous voters, seven restaurants were selected by each panelist from across the region, to release the second MENA list by the World’s 50 Best groups. Sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, the event was hosted in partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism to champion winners from 14 different cities across the MENA region.

    From the complete list, 19 restaurants out of 50 are in the UAE, making this an unmissable moment for the country as its overall success is portrayed in the culinary world.
    Taking the lead this year is the famous dining bistro situated in the heart of Wasl 51. Founded by a trio of talented brothers, Orfali Bros is known for its creative dishes, that all come by pushing the boundaries of traditional cooking through their art of storytelling.
    To see the full list, scroll below
    1. Orfali Bros Bistro, Dubai, UAE2. Tresind Studio, Dubai, UAE3. Fusions by Tala, Manama, Bahrain (also named Best Restaurant in Bahrain and won Highest Climber Award)4. Ossiano, Dubai, UAE (also won the Highest New Entry Award)5. 3 Fils, Dubai, UAE6. George & John, Tel Aviv, Israel (also named Best Restaurant in Israel)7. Kinoya, Dubai, UAE8. Fakhreldin, Amman, Jordan (also named Best Restaurant in Jordan)9. Zooba, Cairo, Egypt (also named Best Restaurant in Egypt)10. Moonrise, Dubai, UAE11. Reif Kushiyaki, Dubai, UAE12. Kazoku, Cairo, Egypt13. Zuma, Dubai, UAE14. OCD, Tel Aviv, Israel (also won the Sustainable Restaurant Award)15. Lowe, Dubai, UAE16. Baron, Beirut, Lebanon (also named Best Restaurant in Lebanon)17. Gaia, Dubai, UAE18. Myazu, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (also named Best Restaurant in Saudi Arabia)19. Tawlet Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon20. Em Sherif, Beirut, Lebanon (also won the Art of Hospitality Award)21. LPM, Dubai, UAE22. Sachi, Giza, Egypt23. Marble, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia24. A by Yuval Ben Neriah, Tel Aviv, Israel25. CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Manama, Bahrain26. Hoseki, Dubai, UAE27. La Grande Table Marocain, Marrakech, Morocco (also named Best Restaurant in Morocco)28. Coya, Dubai, UAE29. Shams El Balad, Amman, Jordan30. Sachi, Cairo, Egypt31. Masso, Manama, Bahrain32. Animar, Tel Aviv, Israel33. Coya, Abu Dhabi, UAE34. La Closerie, Tunis, Tunisia (also named Best Restaurant in Tunisia)35. 11 Woodfire, Dubai, UAE36. Sufra, Amman, Jordan37. Iloli, Casablanca, Morocco38. LPM, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia39. Sesamo, Marrakech, Morocco40. Milgo Milbar, Tel Aviv, Israel41. Alee, Amman, Jordan42. White Robata, Kuwait City, Kuwait (also named Best Restaurant in Kuwait)43. Zuma, Abu Dhabi, UAE44. Jun’s, Dubai, UAE45. Reif Kushiyaki, Cairo, Egypt46. +61, Marrakech, Morocco47. 13C Bar in the Back, Amman, Jordan48. HaBasta, Tel Aviv, Israel49. Hakkasan, Abu Dhabi, UAE50. Bonjiri, Salmiya, Kuwait
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    Experience a 360-degree holistic detox at this refined Dubai-based clinic

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    by Sarah Joseph
    3 hours ago

    Every once in a while, your body deserved dedicated pampering to cleanse it of all the unwanted toxins.
    By using a holistic approach to healthcare, Biolite Clinic has launched an exclusive healthness package offering a bespoke solution to overcome the effects of our fast-paced lifestyle.
    As a luxurious city retreat, this clinic ensures clients can embark on a personalised health journey with its team of experts that work on meeting everyone’s needs through customised therapies implemented after years of research.
    “I want to wake people up and give them the tools to put their health into their own hands,” said CEO and Founder of Biolite Mona Mirza.
    This integrative approach includes advanced technologies such as the Soma Sleep Therapy, Ozone Therapy, Cell Gym, Triple Detox iDome and IV Infusions including NAD+ and Pressotherapy.
    If you face trouble with uninterrupted sleep, the clinic offers a solution known as Soma Sleep Therapy that helps to slow down mental activity for clients to benefit from deep relaxation techniques. The unique technology promises one-of-a-kind benefits such as improved sleep quality, increased creativity, stress reduction, treats panic attacks and anxiety and reduces signs of depression.

    For a full body detox, the Triple Detox IDome gets rid of heavy metals and carcinogenic waste through Far infrared technology with Plasma and light. The other benefits include boosted mental clarity, skin renewal and spots and muscle recovery. Clients are asked to lay inside the detox machine, for it then to work its magic and remove any unwanted toxins after a simple 20-minute session.
    We all know the ample benefits oxygen has! To improve your immune system from the outset, the clinic’s Ozone Therapy medical treatment is used to increase regeneration as the ozone meets body fluids resulting in more proteins and red blood cells to ensure the overall supply of oxygen in the body. For complete detoxification, reduced inflammation and increased energy production, this treatment works wonders.
    High altitudes often have multiple benefits when it comes to improving energy efficiency. To create the same environment, the clinic’s Cell Gym technology ensures recovery through altitude training with minimum effort. With hypoxic training, the client can experience a sense of renewed energy, weight management, fatigue prevention improved metabolism and overall improvement in energy levels.

    To reverse the aging process and ensure your body receives the correct vitamins and minerals, Biolite promises a custom infusion drip with high-concentration ingredients to completely absorb into the bloodstream. Whether post-renewal after a long-haul flight or stress relief after intense working hours, this IV infusion therapy addresses all needs to maintain and improve health from the inside out.
    Designed for complete detoxification, Pressotherapy stimulates the body’s lymphatic system through an air pressure machine that uses an inflated suit to squeeze the arms, legs or abdomen in synchorised motion to remove any excess fluid for a complete cleanse. To reduce the appearance of cellulite, ensure toned and firm skin and strengthen the immune system, this mechanism provides a trusted approach to skin regeneration.
    Located in Villa 57, Al Thanya Road, Umm Suqueim 2, the clinic is open daily from 9:30am to 9pm, Saturday to Thursday and is closed on Friday. To schedule a consultation, or to learn more about how Biolite Healthness programs can kickstart or assist in your health journey, visit biolitedubai.com
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    12 luxe beach clubs to visit in Dubai

    Now the cooler weather has well and truly arrived in the UAE, finding a good beach club to cool off at is of the utmost priority.
    Dubai is known for its array of luxe beach destinations and with many new ones having recently opened, we’re here to keep you in the know about only the best.
    With that, here’s 11 of the best beach clubs to visit in Dubai.
    SĀN Beach Club

    For a bohemian beachside getaway, Dubai’s newly opened SĀN Beach is all set to offer a new culinary experience, a retreat getaway and a luxe menu from breakfast to sundowners. With minimalistic interiors, guests can lay back and witness the pristine backdrop of Dubai’s skyline. Immersed in nature, this soul retreat is also home to a culinary new experience that caters to all with a delectable menu. To keep guests entertained throughout, weekend performances by the venue’s own resident band and DJs will also take place.
    The Club, Palm West Beach, Monday to Thursday 9am to 12am, Friday to Sunday from 9am to 1am.
    For more information visit sanbeachdubai.com
    Twiggy by La Cantine

    For a break from the bustling city, this beach club is the best place to be at. Exuding opulence and luxury, you’re instantly transported to the Côte d’Azur in the heart of the Meditteranean as soon as you step through the doors of this sophisticated spot. With unbeatable views of Dubai’s skyline, Twiggy delivers in both ambience and food.
    Park Hyatt Dubai Creek, Lagoon, 9am until sunset, Restaurant 12pm until 2am.
    For more information visit twiggy.ae
    DRIFT Beach Dubai

    This award-winning beachfront destination exudes urban chic aesthetics and a luxe design as guests are surrounded by panoramic views of Palm Island Bay. With an innovative take on provençal cuisine, the restaurant delivers delectable delights overlooking the lush landscaped surroundings, to lay back in style under the sun. For a more secluded getaway, guests can opt for the private beach cabanas, that feature elegant lounge interiors, a private garden and a pool to meet all your needs.
    One&Only Royal Mirage, Pool & Beach 10am to 7pm, Restaurant Monday to Thursday 9am to 8pm and Friday to Sunday 9am to 9pm.
    For more information visit driftbeachdubai.com
    SAL Beach Club

    This beach hotspot is the true epitome of luxury. Known as SAL, this luxury lifestyle destination is located on the expansive terrace of the iconic Burj Al Arab and is the perfect place to cool off during the lazy days of summer.  Located at the iconic Burj Al Arab, the world’s only seven-star hotel, you can bet the service and the experience is also nothing short of seven-star. 
    SAL, Burj Al Arab, open daily from 11am to 10.30pm. 
    For more information visit jumeirah.com/en/dine/dubai/burj-al-arab-sal
    Cove Beach

    One of our favourite places to go to soak up the sun and enjoy a good time with friends is Cove Beach. The Las Vegas-inspired setting of this venue is luxurious and accessible with great views from all three pools and the beach. With vast drink options available by the glass or bottle, and a food menu featuring delicious light starters, sushi, salads, sharing plates, pizza, sandwiches, and plenty of vegan options, you’re guaranteed to be spoilt for choice. As an elevated beachside experience, guests can choose from the multiple pools and lounging areas, for an area that’s best suited to their needs.
    Caesars Palace Dubai, Bluewaters Island, Restaurant 10am to 11pm on weekdays, 10am to 11:30pm on weekends, Beach & Pool 10am to sunset daily, Lounge 12pm to 1am daily.
    For more information visit covebeach.com
    WHITE Beach

    Regarded as one of Dubai’s most popular beach club destinations, this Instagram-worthy spot allows guests to experience out-of-this-world dining and a perfect open-air terrace to unwind. With award-winning artists and international DJs, the atmosphere is amplified ensuring guests can relax at this day-to-night venue. From sunkissed brunches to ladies days, there’s a celebration each day of the week.
    Atlantis, The Palm, Beach 10am to 5:30pm daily, Restaurant 12pm to 9pm daily.
    For more information visit atlantis.com
    February 30

    After recently making its way to Dubai, this popular venue in Beirut has quickly made its mark in this part of the world too. It features a luxe beach bar, bohemian lounges and a rejuvenating vibe to ensure no visit is the same. The dishes are inspired by Japanese and Mediterranean flavours allowing guests to relax under the sun while enjoying a range of delicious delights.
    Palm West Beach, 12pm to 2am daily.
    For more information visit February30dubai.com
    Playa

    Playa Beach Club always welcomes guests in a scenic setting designed with an infinity pool and a creative menu offering Japanese and Peruvian classics. This delectable dining haven has created its own vision of Nikkei cuisine, with Pisco-inspired cocktails that take you back to its origin. Guests can also opt for the sharing-style menu to make each visit a special one. From wagyu beef meat to authentic ceviche, there is a range of delectable dishes that beautifully blend this fusion. Inspired by Bali’s rattan décor, this chic haven has incorporated straw lampshades and natural wood elements, that are aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Designed with tasseled parasols and a temperature-controlled infinity pool, this distinct venue has something for everyone. Open daily from 10am to 2am, to make a booking at this luxe beach club.
    For more information visit playadxb.com
    Summersalt Beach Club

    This unique seaside spot offers fusion cuisine with expert mixology. Visitors can escape from the week and soak up the sun with access to the pool and the pristine private beach. With luxe views of the Burj Al Arab and relaxing cabanas, guests can unwind all day for some much-needed escapism.
    Jumeirah Al Naseem, Beach Club open from 9am daily, Restaurant open from 12:30pm daily.
    For more information visit Jumeirah.com
    Nammos

    This Mykonos-inspired getaway offers the best of the best for Mediterranean cuisine and ambience combined. With glistening views of the Arabian Gulf, guests can feel rejuvenated with a fresh allure under the sun. If you’re looking for a fun afternoon, this is the location to be, for creating special memories with friends and family.
    Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah, open 12:30pm to 2am daily.
    For more information visit nammos.com
    Nikki Beach

    Regarded as one of Dubai’s coolest beach clubs, this venue promises unforgettable memories be it a special occasion or an event. Guests can soak in some sun and dance to the spinning beats by the in-house DJs. There are several options that you can go for, such as oversized white luxury day beds, single beds, and private cabanas with a shaded sofa seating area. This sophisticated beach club combines music, dining, entertainment, fashion, film and art all into one destination.
    Pearl Jumeira, Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 8pm.
    For more information visit nikkibeach.com
    Venus Beach Club

    Transporting you to the dreamy scenes of the Amalfi Coast, visit this glamorous spot at Caesars Palace Dubai on Bluewaters Island. To add to Dubai’s list of high-octane glamour spots, Venus Ristorante & Beach Club is the new spot where you should be spending your sun-soaked weekends.  Without the hassle of jet-setting to any faraway destination, soak up the sun at this picturesque spot and embrace a warm Italian welcome with your loved ones. Reminiscent of a retro-fuelled era, the laid-back aura makes this space a must-visit, be it during the day or evening, as you unwind with your toes in the sand. From Monday to Thursday, it’s priced at Dhs450 for the entire day with Dhs225 F&B credit, Dhs225 for half-day with no credit and from Friday to Sunday, it’s priced at Dhs550 for the full day with Dhs275 F&B credit.
    Caesars Palace Dubai, Bluewaters, Pool open daily from 10am to 7pm. 
    For more information visit caesars.com
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