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Congratulations – Mahi Blog #EID #Giveaways Winners Announced.

Congratulations – Mahi Blog #EID #Giveaways Winners Announced.

“CONGRATULATIONS”

Thank you for immense participation by all on behalf of Mahi Blog and our Clients, there were many shortlisted on participation basis as so many of you have shared day and night and on different social media pages and have also encouraged and liked our posts respectively.

 “Have a sneak preview of our upcoming Re-Branded website HERE ! “

12027681_1662777037301994_608810440717471739_nUnfortunately not everyone can be a winner, however we do notice efforts from many other participants too like Sahar, Marsha, Ayat, Shameela, Shamee Khadija, Arham, Dina, Nabila (just to name few of them), don’t be disappointed as there are many more Prizes coming soon.

Also not to forget 5 beauty hampers are still there to Win.

You may find the Winners chosen for each category in their own post (Click the contest name- linked below)

Find Winners’ names here:

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Posted by on September 28, 2015 in Best Brunches In Town, PLACES, Restaurants, Retreat, Spa

 

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“Italian Cuisine Celebration” on Mahi Blog – Go Italian in the month of September

“Italian Cuisine Celebration” on Mahi Blog – Go Italian in the month of September

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Celebrating Italian Cuisine on @mahiblog . For details go to maheenabbas.wordpress.com

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Posted by on September 2, 2015 in Best Brunches In Town, Events, hotels, PLACES

 

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Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi Hotel Review & Win ‘Wok with Me’ Friday Brunch for 2 at Urban Kitchen.

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi Hotel Review & Win ‘Wok with Me’ Friday Brunch for 2 at Urban Kitchen.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

Congratulations “link2reema” you are a winner for Friday Brunch for 2 at DUSIT THANI ABUDHABI – Urban Kitchen themed brunch “Wok with Me”. Send an email with your full name & contact details at mahiblog.ae@gmail.com within 2 days to claim you prize.

Enjoy the Brunch and lovely Friday !! 🙂

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Location:

Centrally located close to the city’s Eastern Mangroves habitat and a short drive from the Corniche, near to new business and government district, adjacent to the CERT Technology Park. The hotel is also an ideal choice for business and leisure travelers. It had perfect location from where you can explore the graceful capital of the United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is close-by while Abu Dhabi International Airport is a mere 20 minutes drive from here. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle bus service to key points of interest / entertainment and shopping malls in Abu Dhabi.

Theme and Decor Inspiration:

Blending the best of both cultures, the hotel exudes Arabian opulence instill with strokes of Thai warmth with a well-known stature and unique architecture design. Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi Hotel has 402 rooms and suites combined. Each room has a wonderful mix of Thai influences and modern lifestyle and has been beautifully designed with the savvy traveller in mind, hotel is daunting with Skydome spanning extensive pre-function areas that can host up to 1,000 guests and is already a preferred location and home for many educational and Industrial seminars and Company hosted Events.

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Arrival and Check-in:

23773844You will reach the venue easily via markings of Muroor Street (4th Street), opposite the Mohammed Bin Zayed football stadium. The area is nested with business and government buildings, and there’s a convenient footbridge from infront of the stadium. If by car and coming from Bus Station toward stadium you will take a U-turn from signal and then 2nd exit will go on Ramp to arrive right infront of the Hotel’s main lobby entrance. The valet staff (I must mention very humble and greet you with smile) will take your car and luggage as you arrive in the beautiful lobby (which is impressive and by some means homely) from glass-fronted hotel tower, you can’t miss the soaring atrium which is indeed one of the best elevations (Art Structure) in UAE . To the left is the reception desk and to the right is Orchid lounge with a grand piano and a coffee bar.

F&B:

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi offers an array of exquisite restaurants including Benjarong – award-wining Thai cuisine, The Capital Grill – offering steaks and Mediterranean specialties and Urban Kitchen – international all-day dining. The hotel’s signature restaurant is the Thai Benjarong.

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During our stay, we enjoyed our breakfast in Urban Kitchen and had attended “Wok With Me” theme based Friday brunch at the same venue. Aside from the all-day dining restaurant, the hotel also has The Capital Grill, a sophisticated New York-style steakhouse and bar.

Wok with Me Brunch :

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I totally love the idea and concept of this food extravaganza. No need to book a flight ticket to indulge in Asia’s unsurpassed gastronomy. Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi has got his guest at Urban Kitchen covered with an exclusive Asian Wok with Me Brunch in Capital! Guests can create their own favourite Thai curry made-to-order, which we thoroughly loved, Mahi Blog Instagram Fans can enjoy the video HERE.

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In this month’s promotion you will find delight in a wide spread of Asian specialties from Thailand, Japan, China and India.  Live cooking stations include French raclette with an Asian twist (what a fine concept), tandoori, seafood bar, wok noodles, Pandan and coconut flavored crepes.

While doing brunch during our stay we even enjoyed at the Cheese counter and our drooling Instagram video has been featured on #SimplyAbuDhabi page too.. Have a look here, it might make you hungry! You can make it a cheese platter the way you like on the display where fruits and dry fruits as well to be accompanied by melted cheese.

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Staff & Services :

Majority of the staff we noticed in Hotel are from Thailand, always meet you with warm gesture and smile and carry themselves in a delicate, heartening and distinguished manner and will greet you in their traditional thai style by greeting “Sawasdee”. Check-in and check-out were fuss-free and prompt.

Stay:

Though I notice this hotel has more business than leisure guests in weekdays however the trend is totally mix during weekends and especially holidays and vacation breaks season. This is one of the best Staycation and is liked immensely amongst the families. I found the lobby and lounge areas filled largely by very elegantly-dressed Emiratis conducting meetings, while there is Salon and Gym being very famous in locally & near-by areas residing people and hotel guests.

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Rooms

dtad_accommodation_deluxe-room_1088x648My room, a one-bedroom suite, has an excellent view while floor-to-ceiling windows offering beautiful views of the Capital, but don’t forget to close them at night else the flashing airline warning lights attached to corner of the building might bother you. The large marble bathroom was an extravagance. The rooms and hanging art pieces in them and on floors alley are theme co-ordinate with carpets and furniture.

Other facilities:

A host of facilities and services, including Namm Spa and DFiT Fitness Centre, allow guests to cultivate their minds and bodies, they can enjoy a workout at the fully equipped state-of-the art gym, enjoy swimming in the outdoor swimming pool, relax in the Jacuzzi or indulge in a signature massage treatment in spa, where we had enjoyed our amazing treatment, see complete review of Namm Spa HERE.

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi is an exciting and exclusive addition to a sophisticated global group where we had a complete Thai experience with luxury and astonishing eye-soothing designs. Standing at 37 storey’s, boasting the third highest hotel atrium in the world, it is well on its way to achieving landmark status. In short it is one of the best locations we stayed and reviewed. Mahi Blog will rate this stay 4.7 over 5 on likeness & comfort.

Find more info on there FB page here or go to their Website.

GIVEAWAY/ COMPETITION: 

Mahi Blog and Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi have teamed up to offer Mahi Blog readers “Wok with Me – Friday Brunch for 2 at Urban Kitchen”

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     How to win:

For your chance to win simply do the following: DSC_0143

1- Answer the following question in comments; Name any one of the restaurants at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi?

2- Subscribe (via email id) on Mahi BlogShare this post on social widgets. (Use buttons below of FB, Twitter, IG etc)

3- Like, Follow, Share us on following:

To win you must do all the above steps. Winners will be announced on September 4th, 2015.  All UAE fans can take part.

Disclaimer & Notes: A huge Thank you to Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi Management, Gehan & Rami and our host staff at restaurant. We were guests there however it did not influence our thoughts and reviews, all opinions content are our own. Pictures are owned by Mahi Blog except few which are provided by the Hotel itself. You can not use any pics without prior permission.

 

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Iftar Review: Sufra – Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights+ “WIN Table for 2 for Dinner Buffet”.

Iftar Review: Sufra – Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights+ “WIN Table for 2 for Dinner Buffet”.

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We have been invited to dine-in at a luxurious location at Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights. This the first year they offer Iftar Buffet in Ramadan at their all day dine-in restaurant “SUFRA”.

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Venue Details:

The venue was pleasant and startling. It’s been ornamented with amazing interiors and bits representing great sense of leg room and being chic at the same time. While you are being seated in one corner can actually have a fair view of overall restaurant. The ambiance was quite bright compare to other fine dining restaurants. Incase you prefer not to open sitting they have a wide Private chamber for customized group booking, private reservation and gatherings

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Iftar Buffet:

They were “Live action stations” preparing Lamb Shawarma (was best), Falafel, Cheese Rokkat, Kibbeh, Chicken Ouzi and Lamb and Iranian Jeejeh Kebab which were the most delicious of all the BBQ items. In their hot dishes my favorites were Chicken Tagine and Ajwani Prawn Masala. Aloo mutter (potatoes and Green peas curry) tasted so good with Steamed rice. Fish tasted very tender and juicy along with mashed potatoes. Arabic dishes were not in abundance though however the few which represent it did not disappoint us either. (Harissa rubbed Lamb Chops, Bamiya bill ahem, shek almahshe were tastiest)

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Steaks were scrumptious and WE LOVED Cheese and Zatar condiments at Saj Station.

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Breads were prepared fresh and were served to the table. Buffet was not too large however items have been carefully selected and each tasted delicious. I love Shorbet Adas Soup along with Croutons.

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Salad and Cheese counters were to be commended it has a variety of seasonal salads as well as chef attended live salad preparation for Fattoush. Assorted round bites of plain Labaneh, with dry mint and with Paprika were mouth-watering.

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Desserts were great especially Um ali, macrons, Baklawa and Ash alsraya. Fruit cakes and Lintzer tart were yummy. Ice creams made my kids really happy as they loved variety of toppings long with their favorite desserts.

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It’s a simple buffet but indeed very tasteful. Staff gesture was great we even noticed they were clearing up table and folding napkins for kids each time we went out of our seats. Staff alertness was very evident as they go an extra mile to serve to your table.

For more details, check these pages for Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights: FB, INSTAGRAM

GIVEAWAY/ COMPETITION: 

Mahi Blog and Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights have teamed up to offer Mahi Blog readers “Dinner Buffet Voucher for 2 at SUFRA”

How to win:

For your chance to win simply do the following:

1- Answer the following question in comments; Name any one of the restaurants at Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights?

2- Subscribe (via email id) on Mahi BlogShare this post on social widgets. (Use buttons below of FB, Twitter, IG etc)

3- Like, Follow, Share us on following:

To win you must do all the above steps. Winners will be announced on July 20th, 2015.  All UAE fans can take part.

Disclaimer & Notes: A huge Thank you to Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights Management, Leenu and our host staff at restaurant. We were guests there however it did not influence our thoughts and reviews, all opinions content are our own. You can not use any pics without prior permission.

 

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Time-Out at Pool and Dinner @ ‘SHERATON JUMEIRAH BEACH RESORT’ / Giveaway

Time-Out at Pool and Dinner @ ‘SHERATON JUMEIRAH BEACH RESORT’ / Giveaway

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CONGRATS Krithigha and Nadia Victor. You are choosen as winners. Indivisual msgs are been sent to both in how to claim ur prize.

I had visited SHERATON JUMEIRAH BEACH RESORT along with my family where we enjoyed Pool & Beach Access plus refreshments at Azure Pool. From the moment we entered we found the staff much courteous and even at the reception they made us felt very welcomed.

While we were waiting for our lovely host Sofia, took a trance look at the lobby and admired its elegant structure. After a brief meeting another host has guided us to our way to Beach side of the resort.

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Pool & Refreshment at Azure Restaurant:

There we reached Azure restaurant & Pool which is very big and spacious, adjacent to same is the kid’s pool, showers and changing rooms are situated nearby.

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 The pools are temperature controlled while life guard is available throughout to assist further. Azure Pool bar and restaurant is located connected within the pool hence swimmers can enjoy sitting in the pool and enjoying their snacks. However the very prompt and courteous staff will bring your order to you while you are even sitting in the big gardens just in front of the pool full of beach benches & relaxing chairs. You can relax under sun or under tree overseeing the calm sea and jet skies splashing the water. We enjoyed our refreshment i-e Mini Burgers, pizza and Fish and chips, what actually takes all our attention were the refreshing drinks and shakes.

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All in all it’s a great out-door locations where guests enjoy the outdoors as well as snacks, mezzeh, salads, sandwiches, barbecue, and refreshing drinks as light fare cuisine and in quite a laid back and fun environment. Kids have enjoyed their banana Ice-cream split with chocolate sauce on top.

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PLUS POINT: Setting is along the pool side, however being a resort  you have a large area to choose a spot and rest your head on to the relaxing chair, if you are going with the kids they have inflated slides fun area for those mini-goers, do check in the closing time though.

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After enjoying a mesmerizing view of sea and sun-set, we relaxed in the lobby for a while and enjoyed their speedy internet services; you can’t live without updating social media.. yeah!

Dinner at the Palm Garden Restaurant and Terrace

It is all day dining restaurant serves delicious meals originating from such destinations as Lebanon, Italy, Germany, and India. It is also home to one of the best themed nights on Jumeirah Beach.

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It was Spanish & Portuguese theme night the day we dine-in. Food was good, menu spread is quite interesting with some hot mezzeh. As meat dishes are many, salad bar comes to rescue it is so hefty and full of variety of them. For main course it’s a round station that has predominantly Spanish and Portuguese dishes, the chef is on hand to assist you with any content details & choices that you might need  to  make.

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I loved the Fried Calamari in Oriental spices and another knock out dish was “Sirloin” A Portuguese Style. The food is luscious and delectable, full of flavor. The staff is caring and knowledgeable and will assist in anything from changing your seat to helping you with the buffet selection or to bring Mocktail of the day to your table, it was “Wake Up” Minty Strawberry flavored drink which we really have enjoyed.  Live music was there to entertain the guests.

We even had witnessed their earth hour activities on another visit and it’s quite interactive and awareness campaign.

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Cuisine:                International

Dress Code:          Smart Casual

Parking:                Free parking is available.

Atmosphere:         Garden View

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The hotel has lush trees and a good stretch of beach. It was admirable location, finer service where the front desk was particularly helpful and very courteous. Food was special as it was a new cuisine we had tried. One of the best times I have spent in throughout the summer with kids in splash and joy. You can have more information about the property via their social media pages FB, Twitter & IG.

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GIVEAWAY/ COMPETITION: (2 WINNERS)

Mahi Blog and SHERATON JUMEIRAH BEACH RESORT have teamed up to offer Mahi Blog readers the following vouchers:

  • 1 for pool access and refreshment (2 pax)
  • 1 dining voucher for Palm Garden (2 pax with soft drinks included)

How to win:

For your chance to win simply do the following:

1- Answer the following question in comments; Name any one of the restaurants at SHERATON JUMEIRAH BEACH RESORT?

2- Subscribe (via email id) on Mahi BlogShare this post on social widgets. (Use buttons below of FB, Twitter, IG etc)

3- Like, Follow, Share us on following:

To win you must do all the above steps. Winners will be announced on July 20th, 2015.  All UAE fans can take part.

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Ramadan at SHERATON JUMEIRAH BEACH RESORT:

Embrace the Spirit of Ramadan at the Hotel as it brings to town the true “Ramadan Nights”. This year they offers a delightful Iftar Buffet at The Palm Garden as well as Iftar and Suhoor A la Carte at Hadiqa Tent during the Holy month. Buffet has wide selection of Arabic and International dishes.

WOW Factor: Supervises kids’ activities are available throughout Ramadan during Iftar, where kids will be busy at Kids’ Club near the Palm Garden Restaurant.

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Disclaimer & Notes: A huge Thank you to SHERATON JUMEIRAH BEACH RESORT Marketing Team & Management, Sofia & all Staff. We were guests there however it did not influence our thoughts and reviews, all opinions content are our own. You can not use any pics without prior permission.

 

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Iftar Review: Holiday Inn – Al Barsha – Embracing Ramadan

Holiday Inn – Al Barsha is more like a second home to us now, saying that actually means it’s a really close to heart destination and indeed “The 4Star Hotel with a 5Star look”.

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Issa Juha, CFO of EFS Group , Zied Merichko, Head of Middle East, Alcatel One Touch, Atiq Rehman, Citi’s Chief Executive Officer for the Middle East and North Africa  Roxana Jaffer, CEO of Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha

We really enjoyed our Hotel Stay and Dine in earlier at Holiday Inn – Al Barsha, read about that review HERE.  We have been invited over for Iftar and a night stay this Ramadan again at the  property. HIAB is hosting Ramadan in its true colors like each year. They are celebrating Ramadan in Embracing spirit, where every After meal generates  funds to feed FOUR needy persons with United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). They set their practices as per Dubai’s CSR Initiatives. Ms. Roxana Jaffer, CEO of Holiday Inn – Al Barsha, has pledged that every Iftar meal at The Gem Garden restaurant will enable a donation to feed FOUR needy people in the world.

“Let us Break Fast Together and help feed the needy.”

Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha, a partner with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Citi UAE, Alcatel Onetouch and EFS Facilities Services partnered in the true spirit of Ramadan to help the disadvantaged and embraced Ramadan yesterday at The Gem Garden.

Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha, a partner with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Citi UAE, Alcatel Onetouch and EFS Facilities Services partnered in the true spirit of Ramadan to help the disadvantaged and embraced Ramadan yesterday at The Gem Garden.

I love the fact how HIAB is involved in such initiative and social responsible cause. In the five year’s since its initiation, the hotel staff have triumphantly held numerous awareness and fund-raising drives under this remarkable campaign thus providing, in their own small way, to building civil society in the UAE whilst aiding the needy. Recently they even partnered with Citi UAE partner to Provide Meals for Fasting Workers, where Alcatel Onetouch donates 150 phones to EFS workers while they all enjoyed the delicious iftar and shared great moments of happiness.

Let’s talk about our iftar at The Gem Garden, the outlet  never fails  to astound us. As this is the first time we had their Iftar cuisine we were not left blasé ! Traditional drinks served in Iftar menu i-e Jallab and Kamaralden along with prunes and sultana in assorted dry fruits and dates corner.

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Cold mezzeh has the most tempted Fasouleya and tomato-summak Salad, we loved how well marrow is fried and eggplant Mousakaa staood out in this section.

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The Condiments section is always a favorite attraction for me here at The Gem Garden, as I love their collection of Home-made pickles and flavorsome jams. Olives and Garlic and Tahina sauces were well prepared too.

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Hot Mezzeh counter was concise yet well-maintained to it true temperature their assorted fatayer and pakoras have been freshly prepared and are brought to the section with frequent intervals hence are extremely fresh.

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Lentil Soup was my favorite and I literally had 2 bowls of it ! lamb Ouzi with traditional Rice is delicious too. Moving on to Main Course, Mix Grill and Baked Pasta with Mance and Bachamel Sauce were so authentic and Fried Fish Fillet with Tahina Sauce was extra juicy and tender. I was not a big fan of Okra, however hubby loved the Stew of with Lamb in tomato sauce.

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In desserts I tasted Umm Ali with sufficient nuts portion and mixed fruit cake, I found more of the Arabia sweets in menu but you won’t complaint as they are too tasty and fish fruit cuts are there too for calorie conscious eaters.

All in all it’s a great iftar buffet in such value and with great mix of cuisines and caters to the taste buds of all nationalities and mix.

Ramadan DL 2015 (2)Details:

Price AED 109

For more Information regarding Holiday Inn – Al Barshawww.hialbarshadubai.com

Tel: +971 4 3234333 www.facebook.com/hidubai

 

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Featured Buffet – Rosewater Style!  Grand Spread, Outstanding Quality in Jumeirah at Etihad Towers + Competition for readers!

Featured Buffet – Rosewater Style!  Grand Spread, Outstanding Quality in Jumeirah at Etihad Towers + Competition for readers!

WINNER:

Congrats “Jennalyn Calibara”

Please claim your prize before Monday 22 June, 2015.

We have recently attended what we wish to feature as one of the best Buffet in town. It is at “Rosewater” restaurant in Jumeirah at Etihad Towers. Here is our break down of the most amazing areas we review it for. truly a worth buffet for it’s cost !

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Impression & Entry: Neat, Stylish and Impressive! you can’t miss those breathtaking vistas of Hotel Lobby while making your way to Rosewater Restaurant which stands out for its stunning setting. Once we are in front of the restaurant at Podium Level the hostess greet us immediately upon entry and bring us to our table in main dining area, we were been given a short tour of whole restaurant, live stations as well as their stunning terrace (balcony open areas) which has pool view on one side and western coastline of Abu Dhabi sea on the front side.

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While we were comfortably seated, the server soon approach for taking order for our hot or cold beverages.

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Wide – Spread Buffet: The brilliant array of cuisines at Rosewater restaurant’s buffet will make you marvel since it’s not that effortless to maintain the standards so far above the ground from corner to corner especially with such an ample wide –spread buffet. We were been invited over their dinner buffet offering an extensive range of delicious options including canapés, sushi, salads, a variety of dishes from all around the world and live cooking stations serving pasta, noodles, steaks and even yummy crepes.

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Modern Traces &  Intelligent draftsman: The architecture is striking and well set up, decor of the restaurant is eye-catching and contemporary. The restaurant is so spacious and has excellent interior boasting an elegant yet trendy seating arrangement which is so well distributed making it ideal either for couples or large families or any business meeting . I was seated along with family on the most Royal spot, festooned with sparkling chandeliers and interesting wall treatments.

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Ambiance & Environment: It has a tranquil peaceful amazing atmosphere. we loved the terrace too and stood their for a while and enjoyed the amazing views. Rosewater provides a tranquil setting with ceiling to floor windows creating a sense of space over all and you won’t  feel it crammed or heaving even if it’s full house. The set-up of the buffet area on one side on the floor spread even give enough space to walk in and forth while you are choosing upon your dishes as well as the walking passage in between the cooking stations and counters is so wide.

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Staff: The restaurant’s best features however are their delectable concoctions, but they are made even pleasant with the staff considerate service. They were so attentive without being intrusive; and it was very timely service with attention to detail. We even noticed one of the waiter always clearing our dining area and fixed  napkins for kids every time we visit the buffet. I could say it’s fine dining feature of the service which is so rare in a buffet restaurant to this level.

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Food: The excellent quality of food is absolutely satisfying. We like the very fine diversity of food! Whether it’s seafood or steak, Indian curry or Arabian salad, Salad or desserts every item on buffet is prepared with keenness and aptness. I can suggest this restaurant to everybody to make this fantastic experience of Abu Dhabi´s Best International Restaurant!

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Although the selection of food is so wide, even then you will be surprised by the quality, they give complete attention to breads, salads and desserts too.  I love their Classic Caesar Salad, Crispy Croutons, Quality Parmesan, marinated Chicken appetizers and the Prawn delicacies so juicy and infused with aroma. Kids love pasta so we custom ordered  from the live station and Chef prepared it to perfection, I wished for a Grilled Portobello Mushroom and it was been fulfilled.

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There were some specials mini platters at of glazed BBQ Sauced shrimps with spring onions they taste so amazing ; The Chef at live counter made sure that Chicken and meat is perfectly grilled and seasoned it involves communication but believe me from  a lamb fillet to a tuna steak everything is available and the expert chefs will prepare it for you just the way you like it.

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Soup was nicely seasoned with an abundance of sautéed ingredients. If only there is a choice od creamy one too;  Asian sauce is some dishes were a wee bit salty for me, but then always you have asian food live stations for ordering the noodles and curries in the way you want, you can add any items been dried out earlier like sprouts, mushrooms, tomatoes etc. They look so visually remarkable, I have asked for sauce on the side and crisp fried vegetables.

Vegetables were finely chopped up in dishes and risottos tasted amazing too. I should say that the price is definitely worth it.  Too bad that I am really not good on buffets as I get full easily. The choices were endless! I will definitely give my thumbs up to Rosewater for their dinner buffet due to added factors of ambiance and services along with great food.

Desserts : Finally for dessert it’s a long list , I had creme brulee, raspberry sauce, chocolate cake and that macron mini sweet burger over there, which again I forgot what it is called.  Creme brulee was creamy and the top was crystallized to perfection!  Rosewater have the largest variety in desserts ranging from Arabic to Indian Sweets, Crème Brulee to fruits tarts, flavored Mousse that incorporates air bubbles so well to give it a light and airy texture, Chocolate fondue and the Crepes counter was my kids’ favorite and it’s so difficult to move them away from it’s sight, honestly it attracts grown-ups equally.

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Our Take: Personally, I couldn’t taste completely even 50 % of the items on menu as I get full so easily! All in all, it is a really elegant founding to have a special meal with friends, family or for a special occasion. Service along with visually beautiful menu items make this a place must to go back. we were blown away by the quality of their preparation.

Surely after this scrumptious buffet and indulgence in delicacies, you will kick off your day perfectly, you will return back there in no time. I guess our quarter tradition (visiting best food spots in town quarterly) continues strong as they won’t  fail to make each visit a bit more special. We are returning to Rosewater soon !

  • Location – Podium Level 2, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
  • Cuisine – International
  • Dress Code – Smart casual
  • Breakfast – 06:30 to 11:00 daily
  • Lunch – 12:30 to 15:30 daily
  • Dinner – 19:00 to 23:00 daily
  • Telephone +971 2 811 5666
  • Email – JADrestaurants@jumeirah.com
  • Website – https://www.jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/abu-dhabi/jumeirah-etihad-towers/restaurants-and-bars-at-jumeirah-at-etihad-towers/rosewater/

“May the spirit of the Holy Month shine upon children in need and bless them with peace and great fortune.”

Here’s a sneak peak into their Ramadan offers at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers. This Year, for every person attending their Iftar, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers will be donating AED 2 to the Emirates Red Crescent.

IFTAR AT ROSEWATER

Located on Podium Level 2, Rosewater offers guests authentic Arabian traditions. Start the Holy season after sunset with a mouth-watering display of Arabian classics. Dine on sumptuous grills, freshly prepared oceanic fare, refreshing Ramadan beverages and savour each precious moment with family.

As per Iftar timings

Price: AED 185* per person

*Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 6% tourism fee

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Scrumptiously yours,

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Disclaimer & Notes: A huge Thank you to those who made this trip extra special: Jumeirah at Etihad Towers & Staff , Maria, Kaby Klick. We were invited but it did not influence our thoughts and reviews,  all opinions are our own. You can not use any pics without prior permission.

 

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Featured Ramadan promotions – Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

Featured Ramadan promotions – Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

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EMBRACE THE SPIRIT OF RAMADAN WITH DUSIT THANI ABU DHABI

In celebration of the holy month of Ramadan, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi unveils authentic Iftar offerings, Sohour experiences and a soothing spa treatment.

In this serene time of tranquillity and reflection, Namm Spa offers a haven for relaxation and an opportunity to hydrate the skin from the heat this summer with a 30-minute Arabian Honey and Milk Bath for only AED300. The treatment combines fresh milk, geranium rose oil and natural honey. While the fresh milk gently exfoliates and moistures the skin, the natural honey will ease one’s worries away, hydrate and clean the skin making it soft and smooth.

For more information, please call +971 (2) 698 8300 or e-mail dtadspa@dusit.com.

Ramadan Special Arrangement & Decor I shot last year at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

Ramadan Special Arrangement & Decor I shot last year at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

Urban Kitchen invites guests to break their fast with a selection of Iftar buffet offerings from around the world, including Middle Eastern favourites such as traditional Ouzi lamb, live shawarma and falafel stations and mixed grill. Turkish Executive Sous Chef Bulent Canbolat is also introducing traditional specialties from his home country including Imam Bayildi (stuffed eggplants), Begendili Kuzu Sarma (stuffed lamb chops with eggplant puree), Borek (baked filled pastries) and Testi Kabab (braised lamb shank dish).

Mahi Blog highly recommend their ramadan buffet for awsome kibbeh and falafel live stations.

Mahi Blog highly recommend their ramadan buffet for awsome kibbeh and falafel live stations.

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Iftar buffet is available daily at Urban Kitchen during the holy month of Ramadan from sunset until 21:00hrs, and is priced at AED 185 (excluding municipality fees and service charge) per person including Ramadan juices, AED 75 (excluding municipality fees and service charge) for children between six and 12 and complimentary for children of five years of age and below. Guests who book groups between 10 and 25 persons will receive a 20% discount on their total bill.

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Guests who wish to extend their Iftar experience with flavourful shishas can head to the Orchid Terrace equipped with air-coolers to keep guests feeling refreshed. An à la carte Sohour is offered daily from 19:30hrs till 1:00hrs.

Their wide-spread Salad counter is my fav of all-time

Their wide-spread Salad counter is my fav of all-time

For groups larger than 100 persons, tailor-made packages are available for memorable Iftar and Sohour evenings under the majestic Skydome, the perfect location to celebrate Ramadan together with colleagues and friends. Menu prices starting from AED 235 include a lavish Iftar or Sohour buffet, complimentary Arabic coffee service, Ramadan theme and unlimited flow of Ramadan beverages. Guests who book their Ramadan event before June 15th 2015 can avail a 10% discount for groups of 100 – 199 guests, 15% discount for groups of 200 – 299 guests and 20% discount for groups of 300+ guests.

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You can read about my earlier experiences at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi in Ramadan here &

“Iftar Dine Out at Dusit”.

Mahi Blog will be attending their Exclusive Ramadan Preview next week hence will bring you more details soon. !

For more information or reservations, please email reservation.table@dusit.com; call +971 2 698 8888 or visit http://www.dusit.com/dtad

“Ramadan Kareem”

Here are more links for the reviews regarding the restaurant and F&B at tsame same property.

Bangkok Street Food Week & Celebration at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

“Capital Grill Review and meeting with Sous Chef ”

 

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Featured: Ramadan Tent / Mega Contest teaser @ Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa

Featured: Ramadan Tent / Mega Contest teaser @ Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa
It’s great to hear about Ramadan Tent – The Biggest Ramadan Tent in Ras Al Khaimah.
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We are looking forward to explore it in the special month of Ramadan.

Important Info:

Savor superb authentic, oriental dishes from throughout Asia in the stunning Hikayat El Arab Restaurant at the Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa.

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa.

Ø  Opening Hours from 6:30 pm to 3:00 am From 17th June – 18th July, 2015

Ø  Total capacity 250 pax / 500 square meters (able to extend to 400 pax using two restaurants located in the same are in case of big group event)

Ø  Ramadan buffet every day from 6:30 to 9:00 pm @ AED 130 + 10% SC including water & Ramadan Drinks

Ø  Snack & Suhour menu every day from 9:00 pm to 3:00 am

Ø  Live dessert station every day from 6:30 to 2:00 am

Ø  Suhour Tray every day from 10:00 pm to 3:00 am @ AED 95 + 10% SC

Ø  Hot & Cold beverage list available every day from 6:30 pm to 3:00 am @ average rate of AED 21

Ø  Shisha inside the tent every day from 6:30 pm to 3:00 am @ AED 35 net

Ø  Entertainment live Oad traditional music performer every day from 9:00 pm to 11:45 pm

For more details or to book a table feel free to call 07 22 888 44

Ramadan

Keep an eye on Mahi Blog as we are bringing very soon a mega contest courtesy Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort &Spa. If you wish to have double entry in the Hotel Stay contest share the post and stay tuned !

 

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Winners Announced: Novotel Fujairah Hotel Reviewed – Mega Contest (Hotel Stay & Dine-in Vouchers worth upto 1100 dhs)

Winners Announced: Novotel Fujairah Hotel Reviewed – Mega Contest (Hotel Stay & Dine-in Vouchers worth upto 1100 dhs)

Congratulations:

And the winner for “Novotel Fujairah – HOTEL STAY” for One Night for 2 (Including Breakfast) Voucher is:

  1. SOBIA SAAD

And the 3 winners for Dine-In Vouchers for FRIDAY BRUNCH for 2 at “IL Centro – IBIS/Novotel Fujaira” are:

  1. LOIS VILLANUEVA
  2. NISHA SANGEETH
  3. ISMAIL YOUNUS VALLEYBHAI

Please send us your full name and contact details on mahiblog.ae@gmail.com within 2 days (latest by 19/5/2015) or else another winner will be selected.

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GEM IN FUJAIRAH:

It was actually a brilliant decision to go outside city for a small weekend break. I love Fujairah, it has its coastline at the Gulf of Oman, we travelled long way from Abu Dhabi for a long break overdue. We were not extremely happy about our last Hotel Stay in same emirate but this time we were not disappointed at all.

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The recent property we decided to visit and stayed for 2 days had surely changed all those cliché’s about standard differences in hotels in this part of region. It is very enduring and the most happening place where you get to have the best rooms & pool parties which can be any weekender’s ideal spot and is exactly what we needed for a break – Novotel Fujairah explored!

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Location:

Novotel Fujairah is located in the heart of Fujairah City minutes away from Fujairah city centre mall and within the business and commercial district of Fujairah. You simply can’t miss the sight of it’s state-of-art structured building standing tall alongside it’s other properties IBIS & Adagio, if arriving in late evening you can’t miss those Blue lines and Novotel logo on the hotel building. It is not at all far from the areas main attractions, like Malls, City sightings, Restaurants etc.

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Amenities & Décor:

The hotel offers 182 stylish rooms with free WiFi (Personal and password protected and I must say it was fast enough to cater our needs of tech-savvy family and travelling Gadgets clad) and satellite TV. The hotel has restaurants, bar, coffee & Sports lounge and free indoor parking. Guests also enjoy the use of the gym, swimming pool and pool bar. There are 6 fully equipped meeting rooms and Dibba ballroom which can host up to 1000 guest and is a very happening place over the weekend sporting no. of Fashion and Cultural events by royalties.

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Hotel décor for the rooms for simple yet beautiful with a theme of blue and grey. However the wall hangings were of different themes and each has it’s unique appeal; each room has basic facilities, Our suite room was so big with an extra guest room having sofa set, although there is a separate extra single bed in room but they provided extra bed for my kids, the space was not at all congested. Bathrooms were big enough and even had a separate shower and bathtub which we really liked as I have put both my kids in shower and it saves time in them getting ready for lunch. (As a matter of fact their long bubble shower session dint bother me at all while being out on travel too 😉

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Arrival & Liaison:

There was a lot of pre and post arrival communication involved and its fair to say both parties were as excited to meet. We were engage with them through social media and stay was meant to happen for a long time now. Hotel Check-in was prompt and efficient.

Hotel Staff Courtesy:

I can totally feel the positive sense of involvement and great hospitality display of the staff to us from the moment we arrived and entered the lobby for check-in till our departure, all the staff were much knowledgeable about each info and paying special attention to us and hotel’s other guests.

Family –Friendly & Interactive:

I must say the Hotel Staff were too sweet to remember you by names even of Kid’s while they will actually assist them in interactive giant game touch pad available in lobby. I love the kids corner situated in lobby just adjacent to the coffee shop with a connected chamber which is a part of coffee shop where parents can enjoy coffee evening while kids are enjoy playing games gadget and interactive toys in kids area.

Our welcome treat was well-presented however I like sweet over savory items more. Some mixed nuts were missing.

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WOW Factor:

Novotel offered us as a special guest a customized City Tour where we took away more moments from natural & Close-to-heart Emirate. It was indeed a great Trip to Beach and mesmerizing Al-Bidyah Mosque (Click here to see) and was even great to get the car stop so close to destinations then just Hop in and Out! After returning back to hotel we were too lazy and spent most of the time by drum roll please! The pool.

It’s 1 now !

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We very so privileged to be invited for the 1st Anniversary Bash / Pool Party and celebration for the Hotel, compare to how new it is we were indeed impressed by its warm and cordial services. There was a massive display cake of Novotel Fujairah Hotel replica floating on the pool, Cake-cutting ceremony was attended by the Exclusive Guests, Staff & Hotel Guests. We have spent late night in celebration activities, kids enjoyed with balloons and games hence late we went back to room to catch some sleep, and had to cut short our sleep as we had to be ready for tour by 10:00 am, which means a single digit sleep but it’s totally worth it as we have seen some great stunning natural views.

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Compare to other 4-star Hotels you will find Novotel Pool very BIG, enough so to accommodate its guest families staying, It is indeed a sudden surprise and plus point for NOVOTEL Fujairah. Their pool is temperature –controlled however don’t plan for pool access on a sandy day, as it won’t bring you much amusement due to strong winds and unmanageable big and open area.

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Food:

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Il Centro is dining spot at their sister restaurant where we had our Brunch and also enjoyed Mexican theme night, If Fujairah is your destination for any early plan or meeting and you are passing by this area brunch at this location totally worth it in this value as they even allocate Live counters and are serving in good capacity, however highlight was their restaurant

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Flavours We had taken our Breakfast in Flavours restaurant, which is full of variety and caters to the need of mixed guests, all the items are so fresh, ample amount light coming through giant glasses will actually make an amazing bright ambiance, we also enjoyed a theme night Taste of India dinner in same restaurant, which is yet so authentic with rich Indian flavored cuisine and not pricey a lot. Indian sweets counter was to drool for while Korma and butter chicken were also highlights, their BBQ items can be altered in spice level if you or children in family wish to have less spicy. Tender chicken tikka pieces were so delicious.

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Their brunch is at AED 90 only, while themed Mexican & Indian Night are priced at AED 100.

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My Take:

Fujairah has been very Kind for us (Except with few bad drivers) and we shall be coming back for more for sure!. The trip to Novotel was full of activities, fun and tranquility at the same time, we had a perfect gateway so did our kids in a spacious area, I would highly recommend this destination:

  • Spacious – Good for Small or large family
  • Economical-Don’t be daunted by the word “Suite” they offer budgeted occupancy, ensures same facilities of Big Cities Hotel.
  • Scenic Beauty: It will change your scenery view of City high rise building and brings you closer to nature.
  • Excellent Customer services and moderate food options. All in all best Family Friendly destination.

The only thing I miss over this trip was an open beach however it’s not too far and as we took kids to nearby City Mall, huge display of Live Animals really kept their interest, it’s quite happening place over the weekends I told ya.

Facts:

Tourism in Fujairah In total Fujairah has 18 hotels and 2671 hotel rooms. 870 379 guests have stayed in Fujairah in 2014, for over 2 million nights in total (2050093 hotel nights). The numbers are increasing in the Emirate of Fujairah every year and new international hotels are due to open in 2015-2017

Novotel, Ibis and Adagio Fujairah are the first Accor brand properties to open in the Emirate of Fujairah. The complex opened in the first quarter of 2014.

Novotel Fujairah has 182 rooms, Ibis Fujairah has 180 rooms, Adagio Fujairah has 72 rooms. In total, three properties have 432 rooms.

Guest can choose amongst 7 dining outlets, relax at the open-air swimming Pool or work out in the fully equipped gym. The prices are less than one could expect in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, offering the same standards and facilities of an international brand.

For more information go to their website www.novotel.com, Fb, INSTAGRAM

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MEGA GIVEAWAY / COMPETITION:

Guess what!!! they were so generous to offer Mahi Blog Readers more reason to smile, hence in collaboration we are having a #giveaway of #NovotelFujairah 1 Hotel Stay & 3 dining vouchers (each valid for 2 persons) total worth upto 1100 dhs.

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To win you must do all the above steps. Winners will be announced on MAY 14th, 2015.The more you share this post & Mahi Blog on social widgets, better the chance to win! All UAE fans can take part.

Scrumptiously yours,

Mahi.

Disclaimer & Notes: A huge Thank you to those who made this trip extra special: Novotel Fujairah, Jurgita, F&B team at the property, Kaby & Mishwish. We were guests at Novotel Hotel Fujairah but it did not influence our thoughts and reviews and all opinions are our own. You can not use any pics without prior permission.

 

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