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    4 ways to unwind with your best friend at the Vida Emirates Hills

    Lifeby Team Emirates Woman3 hours ago IN PARTNERSHIP: Are you yearning for a laid-back escape within the city? Nestled in Dubai’s exclusive Emirates Hills, Vida Emirates Hills is the perfect gem for those who are looking to take a break without having to travel outside of the city.Surrounded by verdant landscapes and overlooking a golf course, this pet-friendly haven invites you take a moment amidst lush surroundings for some time with your bestie. 4 enticing ways to soak up the good vibes with your bestie amidst the Hills:Morning Bliss Overlooking the GreensIndulge in a delightful breakfast buffet at Origins, perched on the edge of the golf course. For AED 98 per person, savor a feast for the senses while immersing yourself in the serenity of lush green views. The perfect start to your day, this experience is a blend of culinary excellence and natural beauty.Hillside Brunch ExtravaganzaSaturdays are synonymous with the Hillside Brunch at Origins. Dip into the pool, sip on refreshing beverages, and relish the hillside panorama. Priced at 199 AED per person with soft beverages or 299 AED per person with house beverages, this brunch promises an afternoon of gastronomic delights, sun-kissed moments, and uninterrupted weekend vibes.Poolside Bliss with a Day PassEscape to ultimate relaxation with a daycation by the infinity pool. For AED 200, fully redeemable on food and beverages, bask in the sun’s warmth and revel in the stunning views. Let the poolside experience be your refuge, providing the perfect setting for a leisurely day of tranquility.Happy HourSurround yourself with joy during the Happy Hour at Vida Emirates Hills. From 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Origins and 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Junipers, selected sips are available for just AED 35. Choose from a variety of house spirits, premium cocktails, and house grape while you unwind in the perfect after-work and weekend hideout.– For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and InstagramImages: Supplied More

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    7 fabulous activities to do in Dubai over the long weekend

    Lifeby Sarah Joseph3 hours ago Your ultimate weekend guide in Dubai, December 29, 2023 to January 1, 2024.Shop ‘til you dropOscar Kraye, the fashion house known for pushing the boundaries of style, announces the unveiling of the BDU Collection. A fusion of elegance and edge, this 23-piece collection captures the spirit of unapologetic individuality and modern sophistication. Inspired by the ’90s grunge scene, the BDU Collection showcases the interplay of python prints, PU leather, piercings, and chrome metallic accents. The color palette, dominated by red, black, and silver, evokes a timeless and versatile aesthetic. Each piece, meticulously crafted, speaks to the essence of self-expression.To make purchases visit oscarkrayeatelier.comBurn those Festive caloriesWith Dubai taking its wellness routines to a new level, there are a plethora of studios to elevate your fitness experience. You can find venues for yoga, Pilates, martial arts, CrossFit, dance, and more, to ensure you stay fit from head to toe. So, whether you’re looking for state-of-the-art gyms, outdoor activities, or specialised fitness studios, Dubai has something for everyone and we’re here to help.Escape for New Year’s EveIf you’re looking to keep it low-key and simply unwind at one of the resorts in Dubai and Abu-Dhabi, we’ve got you covered. Sometimes to wind down, all we need is a staycation to switch-off and enter 2024 with a fresh mindset. So, if you still haven’t got plans are looking to book, we’re here to help with our editor-approved guide of resorts to experience on New Year’s Eve. From Anantara Eastern Mangroves to One & Only The palm, the options are endless.Book a package for NYEFor those who wish to celebrate with their loved ones and kick in 2024 in style, we’re here to help you with your New Year’s Eve plans. From Dubai’s breathtaking skyline views to an array of delectable dishes, this emirate is never short of venues to celebrate the occasion. With New Year’s Eve around the corner, it’s best to make your plans in advance and we’re here to narrow down all the potential venues to book ASAP. So, whether an intimate dinner with your loved ones or an all-out sophisticated fiesta with fireworks, there is a myriad of options to ensure you make this moment a memorable one. However you wish to celebrate, we’re here to help you with a selection of sought-after venues that are preparing to ensure no stone is left unturned.Satisfy your sweet tooth cravingsIt’s a proven fact, that there’s always space available even after a heavy meal for desserts. Hence, it’s time to end the year on a sweet note. From innovative giant fortune cookies to delectable freshly made gelatos, there’s no lack of unique desserts in this emirate, be it Shanghai ME or Roberto’s, there’s something for everyone. So, if you’re on the lookout for some mother-watering desserts after a meal in Dubai, we’ve curated the perfect editor-approved guide of all the tried-and-tested desserts that we simply can’t get enough of.Dine at the UAE’s highest restaurantIf you’re all about the views, we have the perfect spot for you. 1484 by Puro is situated in Ras Al Khaimah and overlooks the highest peak in the UAE. To take your culinary experience to new heights, this Insta-worthy restaurant is positioned 1,484 metres above sea level. The interior is clean and modern and there is also a terrace to take advantage of during the cooler months. Whether you’re hiking, cycling, daring the zip line, or opting for a relaxing yoga class dining at this haven sounds like a good treat at Jebal Jais.For more information visit puro.aeUnwind at this massageNestled within the iconic JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, the Saray Spa is an ideal place for those seeking restoration and renewal. Guests can experience ancient healing techniques that are designed to renew for the journey ahead. For a 5-start pampering experience, ladies can opt for the Ultimate Ladies package which begins with a 30-minute Back Massage including a complimentary reflexology session, followed by a medley of sweet and savoury treats from the delectable Afternoon Tea at the hotel’s café and bakery La Farine with the entire package priced at Dhs300 per person.To embark on your journey call +971 4-414-0000 or visit marriott.com– For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and InstagramImages: Supplied & Feature Image: Instagram @fayezzat  More

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    6 last-minute staycations to book in the UAE for New Year’s Eve

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    by Sarah Joseph
    2 hours ago

    If you’re looking to keep it low-key and simply unwind at one of the resorts in Dubai and Abu-Dhabi, we’ve got you covered.
    Sometimes to wind down, all we need is a staycation to switch-off and enter 2024 with a fresh mindset.
    So, if you still haven’t got plans are looking to book, we’re here to help with our editor-approved guide of resorts to experience on New Year’s Eve.

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    11 sustainable staycation options to book in the UAE

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    by Sarah Joseph
    2 hours ago

    With more awareness surrounding sustainability, various luxurious properties in Dubai have adapted an eco-friendly system for the conscious guest.
    As the UAE continues to be a growing hub of biodegradable initiatives and climate change, especially with COP28, that recently took place, so why not contribute accordingly and make your next staycation a sustainable one.
    From plastic-free bottles to eco-conscious packaging of amenities, these hotels, glamping spots and resorts have carefully thought about each element that contributes to being environmentally friendly.
    So, Emirates Woman has curated a guide of properties that are sure to promise a memorable stay with minimum wastage.

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    8 of the most unique activities to book in the UAE

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    by Sarah Joseph
    2 hours ago

    Home to some of the most unique experiences in the country, the UAE continues to be at the helm of tourism.
    From sky-high dining to escaping to a secluded island, the options in this part of the world are endless.
    So, if you’re on the lookout for something, out of the ordinary, Emirates Woman is here to help.
    Book a Dinner in the sky

    Suspended by a crane, guests can experience dinner high in the sky with exceptional views of the city’s skyline. Dinner in the Sky is an international concept that hoists heady diners to their seats-with-a-view in over 40 different countries. These floating feasts offer unrivalled views and indulgence from a different perspective with renowned chefs and a live cooking station. At 50 metres high, this experience is sure to leave a lasting memory for Dhs734 per person.
    For more information visit dinnerinthesky.ae
    Unwind at this lavish penthouse

    The royal suite at H Hotel, promises a private getaway in the heart of Dubai. This suite is indeed an urban palace, taking up the entire penthouse level of the hotel and spread across 1,130 sq m over two floors. The breathtaking feature of this royal penthouse suite is the double-story floor-to-ceiling corner windows that offer unparalleled panoramic views of Dubai’s old town and Sheikh Zayed Road. There are five other living room areas; a large dining room with a 12 seater table, a private office, a small cinema, a room with a pool table, and an in-suite Spa – complete with a private indoor swimming pool that extends outdoors. With a private elevator, guests can enjoy an undisturbed escape without any added hassle.
    For more information visit hhotel.com
    Enjoy an experiential dining experience

    Part dinner, part theatre, it’s time to let technology do the talking at this exclusive dining experience. Krasota is not your traditional restaurant. Conceived by Chef Vladimir Mukhin, it offers guests a different experience – from the food to the experiential set-up of the main dining room. Curated for 20 guests, diners can meet and enjoy beverages during the 8-course menu that moves in a series of dishes, beginning with one or two-bite dishes than shifting to a more substantial fare. This unique 2-hour experience costs Dhs,1830 and can be booked online.
    For more information visit krasota.art
    Glamp it out

    Developed by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), the eco-friendly destination is an ideal place for a unique overnight stay for those who love the desert or who want to experience what “glamping” has to offer. It’s glamping at its finest with all of the tents and domes having everything you need for a relaxing getaway, including private pools which are available with the majority of the lodgings. As for activities, guests can enjoy stargazing at night and during the day hikes through the incredible landscapes of Mleiha or visit the Mleiha Archaeological Centre. In terms of food, there will be ready-to-grill meals available to pre-order which can be cooked up in the private lodgings with a barbeque or there’s also the option to use the communal barbeque area. One night at this haven starts at Dhs1,296.
    For more information visit myskhotels.com
    Witness 360-degree views of Dubai

    The world’s highest 360-degree infinity pool is exactly where you need to be as balmy days lie ahead. With panoramic views of Dubai’s skyline, visitors can witness the skyline from an angle that aesthetically pleases them. Designed with custom-made sunbeds and lounges, this venue is the ideal spot to unwind, with an eclectic atmosphere complemented by the Lounge & Bar and tunes to uplift the atmosphere all day long. Located at the 50th floor of Palm View Tower, it’s open daily from 10am to sunset.
    For more information visit auraskypool.com
    Go sky high in a hot air balloon

    The first to operate balloon flights in the northern Emirates, ActionFlight, has recently launched in Ras Al Khaimah. The flight will take visitors soaring over the rolling terracotta dunes for awe-inspiring sunrise views of the Emirate’s breathtaking natural landscapes. Operating seven days a week during the ballooning season, the picturesque experience sets afloat in the Al Wadi desert, where guests will board the 450,000 cubic feet balloon standing at a colossal 34.6m. Taking flight just before sunrise, the journey lasts approximately 60-minutes where visitors can marvel at the illuminated desert dunes, majestic Hajar mountains and glistening coastline and might even be able to spot special appearances from the indigenous wildlife. The family-friendly flight has the capacity to carry up to 20 passengers and for those looking for a more intimate experience, private compartment and flight bookings are available on request. ActionFlight will run flights seven days per week, flight availability may be subject to change due to weather conditions. Kids under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets start at Dhs1,315 per adult and Dhs1,155 per child inclusive of the flight and return transport.
    For more information visit actionflight.ae
    Escape to the World Islands

    Inspired by a journey along the French Riviera, this adult-only beach resort is located in the Heart of Europe, World Islands with its picturesque interiors. With the best of French cuisine and entertainment, this is the property to be at. Enjoy your breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at La Brasserie, have a dip at The Grand Azure Pool, and stroll around the unique one-of-a-kind Rainbow beach and the climate controlled Raining Street. Adding to the hotel’s charm is its 1-kilometre-long climate-controlled street where it rains and snows on demand with its climate-control feature signals. The Luxury Rooms start at Dhs999 and all bookings can be made online.
    For more information visit thoe-hotels.com
    Record your own podcast

    Thinking of using your extra time more productively and starting your own podcast? We’re here to help. From fashion-related topics to inspiring the next generation with invigorating topics, this side hustle can escalate when done professionally. Whether you’d like to co-host with a friend, business partner, or co-worker these Dubai-based studios will have you sorted with their professional equipment and sound-proof rooms, that will cater to your needs. For an idea of where to record your podcast, Emirates Woman has curated the ultimate guide to professional studios in Dubai. From 25 hours hotel to Rove, recording has never been easier.
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    7 celebrity-approved luxury hotels for a staycation in Dubai

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    by Sarah Joseph
    2 hours ago

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    While being titled as one of the most luxurious capitals in the world, Dubai is a hub to millions of visitors every year, some of which include celebrities.
    Emirates Woman has curated a list of A-list-approved hotels where popular faces from around the world have chosen to have a getaway.
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    Long weekend: 8 of the best hotels to book for a much-needed escape

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    by Sarah Joseph
    3 hours ago

    If you’re looking to take a break over the long weekend or even extend your holiday to make a trip out of it, we’re here to help.
    There is a myriad of sophisticated properties around the globe, that will ensure you switch-off and feel rejuvenate before we’re back again for the last month of the year.
    From tailor-made butler services to overwater bungalows, it’s never too late to book a quick escape this weekend for utmost relaxation.
    With the UAE declaring a three-day public holiday for both public and private sectors this weekend, it’s time to start booking.

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    13 lavish hotels to book with private pools in the UAE

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    by Sarah Joseph
    14 hours ago

    As the sweltering heat is here to stay for the next couple of months, there’s nothing like cooling off in the privacy of your own private pool.
    From temperature-controlled swimming pools to luxe views of the UAE’s skyline, these exotic properties offer their own private swimming facility to unwind with friends and family.
    Emirates Woman has curated a list of must-visit resorts located both in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah, that offer their own space to unwind as you book a premium villa or suite that best fits your needs.
    Abu Dhabi
    Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa

    If you’re looking for a city escape in the heart of Abu Dhabi, this urban waterfront retreat offers an expanse of mangroves with waterfront swimming and mangrove kayaking during your stay as you unwind at the Mangrove pool suite. It offers a host of privileges from an abundance of space to basking on your terrace or in the mini plunge pool, which elevates your stay in UAE’s capital.
    For more information visit Anantara.com
    Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Saadiyat Island

    Located on the pristine white beach of Abu Dhabi’s breathtaking Saadiyat Island, this one-of-a-kind five-star property features a striking modern Arabic architecture with uninterrupted views of the Arabian Gulf. Starting with the one-bedroom beach villa, guests can rejuvenate at their very own large private plunge pool with a fully furnished terrace, as they absorb unrivalled sea views that are reminiscent of an elegant beach house with a location that is hard to beat.
    For more information visit Rotana.com
    Al Wathba, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa

    Rooted deep within the desert landscape of Al Wathba, an intimate retreat with natural beauty lies at the hallmark of this hotel experience, with guests ready to embark on an individual wellness journey, immersed by privacy. With a secluded plunge pool, guests can take in serene views of the Arabian Desert from their villa with a generous amount of space as they lay back and absorb the beauty of the property.
    For more information visit alwathbahotel.com
    Dubai
    One&Only The Palm

    This glittering sanctuary with lush gardens is secluded on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah with opulent hotel rooms, while also featuring beachfront villas with their own private swimming pools as you witness breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf. The premium villa allows you to step into the world of luxury with complete relaxation as you’re surrounded by lush private gardens and can cool off in your private temperature-controlled swimming pool with a majlis-style space shrouded by an oversized gazebo.
    For more information visit oneandonlyresorts.com
    Anantara The Palm

    With a private sanctuary that overlooks the beach and Arabian Gulf beyond, you can enjoy luxurious sunny days by the poolside with private concierge services at the Villa with options for one or two bedrooms as you unwind in style with oversized daybeds featuring a lagoon that is made into something special.
    For more information visit anantara.com
    Nikki Beach Resort & Spa

    With a relaxed yet effortless atmosphere, Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts prides itself in providing guests with an unrivalled luxury lifestyle experience, while offering guests contemporary dining with an enhanced Nikki Beach experience. The Nikki beach pool villa is pleasant to the eye, with a uniquely designed space featuring an external shower pool and vast recreational areas that are perfectly conceived down to the smallest detail. With a perfect combination of white, light blue and beige colours in the interiors, the outdoor area is fitted with high-quality furniture offering a unique area for private dining or relaxing.
    For more information visit nikkibeach.com
    Melia Desert Palm

    This urban oasis offers lush green surroundings with an elegant oasis in the one-bedroom hideaway villas with ground floor living and dining spaces that extends to the spacious outdoor as guests enjoy a home away from home for the ultimate privacy with an alfresco dining area, complemented with a stone-walled courtyard for utmost serenity. With fascinating views of Dubai’s skyline and your own space to unwind at, there’s enough of room in this superlatively designed area to relax with friends and family.
    For more information visit melia.com
    Bulgari Resort Dubai

    Bringing the Mediterranean style to the Middle East, while being surrounded by ocean views with a nautical spirit imbibed at the property, guests can unwind at the luxurious beach view villas with stunning landscaped gardens and a temperature-controlled pool, as the villas offer the perfect amount of space to have the ultimate luxury gathering with the feeling and privacy of being at home, while enjoying the details of a sunken marble bathtub in the layout.
    For more information visit bulgarihotels.com
    Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah, Dubai
    Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah Dubai’s newly renovated Royal Penthouse boasts a panoramic rooftop terrace with a private 7-metre outdoor swimming pool and a sleek firepit and lounge area for ala fresco dining with epic, unobstructed views of the Arabian Gulf that only you and your guests can exclusively enjoy.
    For reservations, call +971 4 777 2222
    Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa

    Just under an hours drive from the city of Dubai is Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort and Spa. This luxury hotel, which resembles a luxurious Bedouin encampment, is the perfect escape for a weekend recharge. While the resort’s location already ensures maximum privacy for guests, Al Maha’s 42 suites take luxury and privacy to the next level. Each suite boasts a private temperature-controlled pool overlooking the infinite desert views, alongside opulent interiors which pay tribute to Arabian heritage with handcrafted furnishings, antiques and artefacts.
    Ras Al Khaimah
    The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach

    Escape to the shores of Ras Al Khaimah at The Ritz-Carlton Al Hamra Beach resort which has 32 luxurious villas that each have their very own private pool, as well as direct beach access.
    The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

    For those seeking a desert escape in Ras Al Khaimah, The Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi Desert resort is ideal. Similar to its sister resort, there are 100 villas available each with its own private pool.
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