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INT. Records Launches Dubai Record Label

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International Rap recording artist and producer, Ben Rendèl, has launched INT. Records in Dubai and releases his new single “Yeah Yeah” on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and worldstarhiphop.com August 1st.
Rendèl is the flagship artist of INT. Records, a record label, lifestyle and entertainment company.

“I’ve travelled a lot through my music and after being signed to a record label in Los Angeles I wanted to establish an international record label in an innovative country,” says Rendèl. “Dubai without doubt, made the most sense as a destination to be independent, as we felt - with its ‘stopover reputation’ meaning artists come through the city to perform for a day or two then leave, we needed to do more to build a music culture. Our aim is to become a strong arm of the music industry in this region of the world, bringing a stronger grassroots approach,” he adds.
Rendèl has partnered with Swiss entrepreneur, Nick Böhnlein, who is the general manager of INT. Records and acts as Rendèl’s ma…

German Doner Kebab (Business Bay)– Inspiring a 'healthy’ kebab revolution in Dubai, and Worldover

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This week I was at the German Doner Kebab outlet in Motor City with a few fellow food bloggers from Dubai. I had the opportunity to finally taste the delicacy considered the big daddy of the Arab shawarma, the Greek gyros, and the Mexican al pastor. Yes - the famous Doner Kebab!
Did you know? Did you know the word "Shawarma" is the Arabic pronunciation of the Turkish word "Çevirme" (First letter is Turkish and pronounced as "ch". Since Arabic does not have that letter, they pronounce it as "sh". Similarly, the closest pronunciation of the word Çevirme becomes Shawarma with the other Arabic letters). Çevirme is another Turkish word with a similar meaning, "to turn" symbolizing the method of cooking - meat turning slowly on the rotisserie.  A bit of Doner Kebab History
Originally a Turkish import into Germany, the Doner Kebab - named after the Turkish word "dondurmek" meaning rotating roast, has grown to capture a special…

An Extraordinary Island Adventure Awaits Guests At Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts

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With its stunning white beach, exciting Arabian wildlife park and natural beauty, Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts plays host to one of the most adventurous locations in the United Arab Emirates.

The stunning surroundings of the largest natural island in Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas, combined with an exciting variety of activities are perfect for family fun-filled or adventurous romantic getaways. Guests can experience thrilling adventures with indigenous wildlife. Whether they are looking for activities on land or sea, guests can choose from a wide array of unique excursions or just take advantage of the relaxing facilities at the resorts:
Nature and Wildlife Drive: with over 15,000 animals from 30 different species, many of which the International Union for Conservation of Nature classifies as critically endangered or vulnerable to the wild, this thrilling game drive in dedicated 4x4 vehicles provides exciting encounters with unique and endangered animals. Guests can spot giraffes, ga…

Pool & Spa Listings, Address Montgomerie

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Midweek Pool-Pass at Address Montgomerie
Enjoy a delightfully refreshing experience this summer with a day by the pool at Address Montgomerie. Embrace the tranquility of our resort and escape the hustle and bustle of the city as you soak up some sunshine at the Aquaviva pool-deck. Cool off with a dip in the pool overlooking the lush green golf course and enjoy a delicious lunch or refreshment served to your lounger. Price: AED 250 per person for full-day pool access
Pool Timings: Sunday to Thursday, 6 am to 10 pm


Scent to Boost Your Energy at The Spa, Address Montgomerie


Lift your spirits naturally with this delightfully indulgent 90-min treatment package. Enjoy a top-to toe targeted treatment using Neom Great Day™ Body Scrub, an award-winning exfoliator that fuses wild mint with mandarin. Your body is perfectly prepared for an invigorating Neom Energising Cream Clay Wrap, followed by the careful application of detoxifying grapefruit, lemon and rosemary essential oils and a blissful face…

Making ripples in the digital landscape : Interview with Alexandra Maia, House of Social

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Here are the excerpts of the interview with Alexandra Maia, The founder and CEO of House of Social - Dubai based Social Media Consultancy and Training center offering hybrid social media solutions and education to professionals and social media enthusiasts in the UAE.



Alexandra who headed social media departments in some of the leading agencies in the region quit her job and decided to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams by setting up House of Social. One of the most progressive startups creating ripples in the social media training circle, House of Socialis all poised to change the way social is done in the region, for ever.

A creative person Alexandra started out in performing arts at the age of 15 travelling between London and New York. After toying with Journalism and Branding for a few years she took to digital media and from then on there was no turning back. Fascinated by this then new field of social - she started working on social media creative strategy, setting up social team…

The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel now member of Healing Hotels of the World

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The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel, the newest addition to AccorHotels’ distinctive MGallery by Sofitel collection of contemporary boutique hotels, has become a member of the esteemed Healing Hotels of the World - the invite-only ‘club’ is the world’s leading authority in luxury-end ‘Healing’ destinations and resorts specializing in the field of holistic health.
As a member of Healing Hotels of the World, it is acknowledged that The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel features beautiful accommodation and architecture, cutting edge holistic healing therapies achieving visible results, caring and thoughtful service, healing cuisine and a natural stunning location.



The group is the only global brand that has successfully established and implemented authentic and quality driven criteria for the environment and delivery of holistic health and wellbeing services.  It adheres to strict benchmarks which must be met by properties, ensuring that guests can trust that when staying at a…

Beat the heat this summer with the must-have coolers and smoothies by 800 Degrees Pizzeria

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·800 DEGREES PIZZERIA introduces its revamped drinks menu with some refreshing new drinks ·From smoothies to cocktails, 800 DEGREES has all the recipes for a cool and breezy summer 800 DEGREES has branches in Burjuman, City Centre’s Deira and Me’aisem, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Parks and Resorts, and Dubai Marina Park Island
800 DEGREES PIZZERIA, a Neapolitan pizza concept from L.A., introduces an all-new drinks menu sure to keep customers cool for the summer. Choose from mocktails, smoothies, as well as lemonades, iced teas, flavored waters and a special Non-Alcoholic Malt ideal for the hot season from the complete menu by 800 DEGREES.
Made with specially sourced Napoli 00 flour and ingredients prepared freshly every morning, 800 DEGREES’ traditional Neapolitan Pizzas are baked to perfection in an almond wood-fired oven at 800 Degrees Fahrenheit. The authentic Pizza Napoletana by 800 DEGREES is created with flour, salt, water and wild yeast for a fluffy crust and thin base. 
One ca…

At.mosphere, Burj Khalifa celebrates summer with new seasonal menu

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At.mosphere, Burj Khalifa celebrates the arrival of summer with Executive Chef Christopher Graham’s new menu featuring the finest international produce and seasonal ingredients.
Guests can enjoy an exceptional multi-course lunch and evening dining experience at the restaurant situated on Level 122 of Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa.
The new seasonal menu harmonisesamazing vistas of Dubai with exciting new starters such as Foie Gras Torchon, Organic Salmon Mi-Cuit, Hand Dived Scallops and Roast Squab. Inspired by fresh, summertime produce and global flavours, the culinary delicacies have been created with an assortment of fruits, flowers, herbs and foraged leaves.
Executive Chef Christopher, has created an artistic and purposeful plating with his choices of ingredients and premium herbs, complementing and elevating the appeal of the seasonal cuisine.
Indulge in colourful and textured dishes, such as Dry Aged Beef Tenderloin with Tongue & Tail, Watercress and Barolo Vinegaror Salt Bush …

Acts like a violin: Continental presents innovative car audio technology

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Continental develops speaker-less car audio systems with excellent acousticsAt considerably lower system weight and with less box volume, the Ac2ated Sound system delivers a totally new sound experience, even to the most discerning ear











Inspired by the functional principle of string instruments, Continental, the global tyre and automotive technologies manufacturer, is reinventing the car audio system. Present in the Middle East since 2009, Continental, through its technology arm, is replacing conventional loudspeakers with actuators that create sound by vibrating certain surfaces in the vehicle to generate a natural, 3D sound experience.
In comparison to conventional speaker technology, the speaker-less audio system brings many advantages. At considerably lower weight, with dramatically reduced box volume and lower electricity consumption, the new Continental Ac2ated Sound solution delivers excellent acoustics - experts have given the sound system top scores for its performance.
This new…

Beat The Heat – Six Tips To Save Energy And Reduce Bills During Summer

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With the increase of the temperatures in the GCC during the summer season, higher electric demand load will put pressure on air conditioning equipment in homes and offices around the city. DC PRO Engineering’s Christopher El Khouri* provides six tips to reduce unnecessary energy consumption and keep bills down during the summer - and keep the environment happy.
Reduce electrical consumption in peak load hours (14:30-15:30). Daily summer temperatures are highest between 14.30 and 15.30. Consequently, air conditioning equipment consumes much more power than usual during this peak, so any additional activity that emits heat, such as cooking, will only result in more work for the air conditioner.Install internal and external window filming. External window film prevents the heat of the sun from penetrating the window, while internal window film prevents heat transferring to the space. Studies have shown that filming your windows results in a 60% heat reduction.Proper use of the thermostat.…

Summer Spa Listing, Address Boulevard

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The Way to Heaven
Start your way with an invigorating Amber Silk protein body polish that prepares your skin for the absorption of precious oils for full body hydration, followed by a Hot Stone Massage that reduces muscular tension and improves blood circulation. End with a Rose hydrating facial for a youthful and radiant glow. We recommend you complement your treatment with Jasmine Bai Tea. Package includes: Body Scrub, Full Body Hot Stone Massage, Hydrating Rose Facial Duration: 150 minutes Price: AED 900 per person

Ayurvedic Spices Journey to Hammam Featuring subtle notes of Vanilla and Patchouli that welcomes you into the Hammam, this scented Ayurvedic journey is your path to well- being. The tradition continues with a revitalising Black Soap Scrub, Rhassoul wrap, and an exquisite oriental full body massage. Do try our Very Berry Tea that complements this treatment. Package includes: Traditional Hammam, Body Wrap and Full Body Massage Duration: 120 minutes Price: AED 850 per person



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