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Upcoming Event: “THE BIG WEEKEND” 30 October – 1 November 2014

2 DAYS TO GO UNTIL THE BIG WEEKEND KICKS OFF AT
ZAYED SPORTS CITY

  • Ultimate family fun festival arrives at Zayed Sports City from 30 October – 1 November 2014

 

  • Excitement-packed weekend of sports, games and entertainment will delight visitors of all ages with tickets just AED 50

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22 October 2014 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: There are only seven days to go before ‘The Big Weekend’ bursts into life at Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sports City.

The Big Weekend InflatablesPromising three whole days of exciting activities for children of all ages, ‘The Big Weekend’ extravaganza will offer families from across the capital the chance to take part in a variety of family-friendly games, arts and crafts and sports activities.

‘The Big Weekend’ will also showcase a number of amateur community entertainment acts on the main stage, which will be hosted by Star FM presenter Hassan Al Sheikh. Performers will include musical genius Beatbox Ray, Irish dancers from ‘Expressions of Dance’ and the Abu Dhabi Rockers Bollywood troupe.

“This is my third year as the emcee for Zayed Sports City,” says Hassan Al Sheikh. “Every time they put on a great event where families from all over are spending time together, having fun and trying out new sports and activities. I’m excited to be a part of The Big Weekend and am sure that everyone who comes will have a great time!”

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The UAE’s home of sports – Zayed Sports City – is also presenting opportunities to participate in activities such as football, tennis, rugby and basketball, as well as a high-octane obstacle course, life-size ten pin bowling, climbing wall and bungee run to put even the biggest kids through their paces!

In addition to the more than 35 activities and thousands of dirhams worth of prize giveaways, a local marketplace and mouth-watering food specialties will offer a complete and enjoyable visit for everyone who attends.

Prices for tickets to Zayed Sports City’s The Big Weekend are just AED 50 for a day pass, whilst a family four–pack is also available for just AED 180.  The cost of the ticket includes admission to all activities.

For more information visit www.thebigweekendabudhabi.com or call +971 (2) 403 4200. The Big Weekend runs at Zayed Sports City 30 October – 1 November 2014. Opening times, Thursday 4-9pm, Friday & Saturday 2-9pm.

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Posted by on October 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

WINNERS : Instant Giveaway @ 300 fans on FB – ADFF (Abu Dhabi Film Festival) 6 Screening Vouchers.

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Thanks for participating all, winners are yes 2 😉 Nesa Rao & Blossom Per.

Hello Blog Followers 🙂

Here’s announcing an Instant Giveaway to my lovely Blog and FB fans.

YES !! I am so happy to see your support to help me reached 200 and now when I reach 300 I will be giving something and Its 6 Screening Vouchers for Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF) for any movie of your choice anytime and at any location i-e Vox Cinemas Marina Mall or Emirates Palace both in Abu Dhabi.

To Qualify:

1) You must subscribe to Mahi Blog on https://maheenabbas.wordpress.com/ via your email id.

2) You must Like out FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/mahiblog

3) Like, Share & Comment this post here on Blog and it’s Link on FB (Both are must)

4)Tag your friends in comments on our FB Page and ask them to Like fb page and Subscribe to Blog.

5) Don’t forget to mention DONE, your full name, your email id is comments on this post once all done.

as FB page reached 300 likes we will draw the winner 🙂

ADFF is going on till Nov 1st, 2014. we are running out of time so come on keep sharing fb page and tag your friends. If 300 strikes we will draw right away..

Thanks for your love and support.

Hurry up, I am sure you don’t want to miss on Good movies… for movies schedule and timings go to http://www.abudhabifilmfestival.ae/en/programme-events/films-2014/

ADFF is an interactive experience. Get your program, select your films, and explore!

Best,

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Posted by on October 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Bangkok Street Food Week & Celebration at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

Bangkok Street Food week @ Dusit Thani’s Benjarong ❤

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Abu Dhabi:

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi hosted a week long Bangkok street food Journey at Benjarong , Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi from 18-26 September.

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Food stalls on the streets of Bangkok can look a little intimidating, but few cities can rival Bangkok when it comes to the variety and quality of street food.

In the commotion of Bangkok’s incessant traffic, hordes of people and modern shopping malls, you’ll find open-air street food markets, often a throwback in time with quaint buildings and grannies that have made the same home-made Thai snacks for the entirety of their lives. DSC_0387DSC_0384

DSC_0382DSC_0388DSC_0422 Street food carts, snack stalls, shop house restaurants, the occasional sit down diner and a number of vendors selling the famous traditional Thai snack of Kanom Buang come alive in the evening when people hit the streets to eat.

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The smell of stir fried garlic, fragrant…

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Posted by on October 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Bangkok Street Food Week & Celebration at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

Bangkok Street Food Week & Celebration at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi:

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi hosted a week long Bangkok street food Journey at Benjarong , Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi from 18-26 September.

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Food stalls on the streets of Bangkok can look a little intimidating, but few cities can rival Bangkok when it comes to the variety and quality of street food.

In the commotion of Bangkok’s incessant traffic, hordes of people and modern shopping malls, you’ll find open-air street food markets, often a throwback in time with quaint buildings and grannies that have made the same home-made Thai snacks for the entirety of their lives. DSC_0387DSC_0384

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DSC_0422 Street food carts, snack stalls, shop house restaurants, the occasional sit down diner and a number of vendors selling the famous traditional Thai snack of Kanom Buang come alive in the evening when people hit the streets to eat.

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The smell of stir fried garlic, fragrant noodles, steamed dumplings, roasted duck, and freshly sliced fruit permeates the air and reveals the locals’ secret; Bangkok street food is convenient, delicious and cheap. Spicy noodles, curry on rice, even made-to-order dishes can all be had for a handful of change and minimal fuss.

Noodles are an essential part of Thai street food and come in all shapes and sizes. Pad Thai, stir-fried rice noodles served with egg, fish sauce and a selection of bean sprouts, chicken, shrimp or tofu, is a classic dish. Pad Khee Mao, or drunken noodles, is another popular street food dish. Rice is also a staple food and many food carts allow you to choose your toppings from a variety of curries and vegetables. Tom Yum is a hot and sour soup, flavoured with lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, fish sauce, lime juice and spicy chilli peppers. The soup is often made with shrimp, fish or mushrooms and topped with vibrant cilantro. The classic Thai salad, Som Tam, is a spicy salad made from shredded green papaya, palm sugar with lime, spicy chilli and salty fish sauce.

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For very adventurous diners, some food stalls carry a variety of fried or roasted insects, including crunchy ants, grasshoppers and cockroaches. These crispy critters are served whole with a healthy sprinkling of salt, pepper and sometimes chilli powder.

   Benjarong – Real Thai Experience:

Throughout the Bangkok Street Food Week, all the authentic food delicacies from the streets of Bangkok had served up in the Capital, courtesy of Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi.

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dusit-thani-abu-dhabi_dining_benjarong (1)Venue itself presents the best of the Thai culture, blending the best of both cultures, the hotel’s and particularly Benjarong design exudes Arabian grandeur imbued with touches of Thai warmth;

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20140918_211322Executive Thai Guest Chef, Chalong Sakkapalangkul, from Dusit D2 Chiang Mai introduced  your palate to extraordinary Bangkok traditional food delicacies ranging from:

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Nam Tok Nua Yang (BBQ beef salad) – Very unique taste with mild spices and best of bbq salads I have ever had.

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Kapoh Pla (Fish Maw Soup) – Sea food is at its best in Benjarong and Bangkok Food week is yet another day to taste my favourite soup. 20140918_195912

Guay Tiew Pla (Fish Balls Noodle) & Kaow Soi – which is the Egg noodles curry with DSC_0410Chicken.DSC_0424

  Soups, noodles, rice, salads and Appetizers all depicted the taste of the Bangkok food street in Hotel’s authentic Thai signature restaurant Benjarong.I have had the pleasure of tasting the most refreshingSugar Cane Juice – Nam Oy they say with with Thai Love.

Bon Appetite.

 
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Posted by on October 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

The Wonderland Show On Ice – Marina Mall

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For the first time ever, Marina Mall Abu Dhabi hosted  “The Wonderland Show on Ice” during Eid Al Adha. We  watched Alice twirl with grace on the rink! We spent our Weekend at Marina Mall – Abu Dhabi and caught magical performance of The Wonderland Show on Ice at ground level ice rink! The show was open and free for the public.

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The show was lots of fun for the entire family with magical characters and great music.

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Everyone enjoyed their Eid holiday! But surely visiting Marina Mall – Abu Dhabi worth it due to experiencing the fantastic show about Alice in Wonderland on ice!

20141009_190820 20141009_190928  There was a meet & greet sessions with cast as well.This dazzling ice-skating show followed

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the classical story of Alice in Wonderland and her epic journey through a fantasy world, where she meets new magical friends and embarks on exhilarating adventures.

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Kids thoroughly love it 🙂

 
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Posted by on October 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Hilton Abu Dhabi set to host annual Oktoberfest

  • The Hotel’s Oktoberfest is one of the most recognizable events in Abu Dhabi
  • Guests will enjoy a traditional Oktoberfest buffet in a Bavarian ambience
  • This is one of our most popular events and offers a taste of authentic German culture, cuisine and music. In October, Hilton Abu Dhabi transforms into a mini Bavaria to celebrate the Bavarian way of life

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Hilton Abu Dhabi is preparing for its much anticipated Oktoberfest, held in Hiltonia Beach Garden, Hilton Abu Dhabi’s private Beach Club on the Corniche.

Oktoberfest, the world’s largest fair held annually in Munich, Germany, attracts more than 6 million visitors annually and this 09-10 October from 7pm-midnight, Hilton Abu Dhabi is hosting its very own annual Oktoberfest gathering for AED 135 per person, giving fans of all things German the chance to enjoy a traditional Oktoberfest buffet to the music of Das Elements, a traditional German six piece band.

To sample the best of Germany, I encourage people to buy tickets fast! call +971 (0) 2 681 1900.

 
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Posted by on October 9, 2014 in hotels

 

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Announcing 1st Giveaway – Mahi’s Blog Referral !

Announcing 1st Giveaway – Mahi’s Blog Referral !

1st Giveaway - Blog Referral !

Here is announcing the first contest of my updated Blog:

Prize – Will be revealed soon (as promised)

Steps to Win:

1- Like my fb page: https://www.facebook.com/mahiblog

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3– Like every post and comment (lucky for new joiners as there are only few posts)

3- Mention your full name and email id in the comments on this post.

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5- Last but not the least do share about this post and my blog on your Facebook Timeline. (Brownie point: if you share about the blog on any other widget) Don’t forget to mention your names on fb and twitter for clarification.

The give away will definitely worth it !
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Posted by on October 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Stay At Southern Sun” – newest hotspot for business and leisure travelers”

DSC_0258    “It’s what you expect, Comfortable and relaxing” are the lines to describe my stay at the newly opened Southern Sun Hotel.

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The support staff was helpful even they have sorted out my early check in issue. Hotel’s reception personnel are pleasantly hospitable as they also advise on what to do in the city. The location is ideal and had good access to restaurants and shopping malls in the City. Over all place is quiet but convenient.

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It is situated in heart of the city and Corniche is just a stroll away, its located in close proximity to the city’s major landmarks such as Yas Island, Saadiyat Island and Abu Dhabi International Airport, travel to and from Southern Sun Abu Dhabi is convenient and hassle-free, making it ideal for guests looking for a restful and rejuvenating stay that takes in the best the city has to offer.

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The ambience and the facilities are great, The room we stayed was comfortable and spacious and features plenty of natural light along with a mix of traditional and contemporary design elements, with the premium experience enhanced. I was so thrilled by spectacular views of the Abu Dhabi skyline from hotel and its roof. It’s very nice atmosphere at the Deluxe Room. The hotel had some nice touch to enhance our experience, the lobby décor and architecture is unique and chic, I found the horizontal giant gold-stems stems structure much astounding and taken max selfies there. DSC_0276

DSC_0283 Welcome drink at the reception was so refreshing while the mini treat at the room was well presented. Breakfast were good, with fresh fruits and juices, fried eggs, sliced salmons and everything you would want for breakfast.

One Bedroom Suite - with amenity I had requested for a high floor and pool-facing room, and the hotel had already prepared the room. My Favorite feature was rooftop pool with impressive views of the Corniche, rooftop gym, sauna and steam room are also providing a full leisure offering for guests.

You will definitely have a bounty time during your stay. I will definitely be going back again.

Enjoy J … F&B review coming soon as Southern Sun offers an enticing blend of international and traditional cuisines across five distinctive outlets and is treat for a food lover !

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Posted by on October 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Posted by on October 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

 
 
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