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With many Qatari residents having foregone overseas holidays due to COVID pandemic travel restrictions, domestic tourism – staycations – have come to fashionable Qanat Quartier, is offering Qatar residents an amazing staycation package titled “the more the merrier” which gives guests booking multiple rooms up to 30% off the best room rate and all their food and beverage spend until end of November 2020.


Guests booking one room will get 10% off the best rate, with 20% discount applying to bookings of two rooms and 30% for those booking three rooms.





Staycations are now proving popular the world over and at Hilton The Pearl, guests have the assurance of a quality product delivered in a COVID compliant manner. Hilton The Pearl observes all Ministry of Public Health COVID preventative measures and consistently prioritizes the health and safety of both guests and staff.


Guests have a choice of accommodation from contemporary studio apartments with kitchenettes, one and two bedroom modern suites and Presidential and Ambassador suites. All accommodation has openable windows and balconies from which to enjoy fabulous views of the private beach or the Venice-inspired Qanat Quartier canals.





All the accommodation is beautifully fitted with home comforts, including modern kitchens with a full range of state-of-the-art Bosch appliances, smart furniture with high-tech fittings like keyless entry, high-speed Internet, JBL Bluetooth speakers, and Nespresso machines, ample storage, designated dining areas, and bathrooms en-suite in every bedroom with Villeroy & Boch sanitary fittings.


And families will love Hilton The Pearl’s new virtual room category, which provides a convenient interconnecting family room option with one bedroom suites and studio rooms connected via a door, giving parents privacy but with the family gathering benefits of two kitchens and two living areas where youngsters can enjoy themselves near their parents, yet somehow apart.





Staycation guests can relax in the temperature-controlled outdoor pool, the casual, fifth floor all-day dining, The Kitchen restaurant, renowned for use of fresh, locally sourced ingredients and its cosy, Mulberry Tavern gastro pub.






#Hilton #Staycation #ThePearl

ENCHANT YOUR IMAGINATION WITH THE FLAVORS OF ARABIA AMONGST THE STARS AT AMASEENA AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, DUBAI





Overlooking the shores of the Arabian Gulf with views of Ain Dubai, inspire friends and family to discover the true taste and culture of the Middle East at Amaseena in the heart of JBR


As the city heralds in the close of the summer, Amaseena at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, in the heart of JBR welcomes the incredible weather and offers a truly authentic outdoor culinary experience as it reopens on Thursday 1 October 2020. Rightly named as the ‘Best of the Best’ by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards in 2020, Amaseena is the ideal destination to treat and showcase visitors and travelers alike to food and traditions of the Middle East or for residents friends and family to indulge in a weekly Arabian feast.

At this award-winning, all al fresco restaurant, diner’s imaginations are enchanted as their palates are treated to a gastronomic journey through the Gulf amid Bedouin-inspired tents and palm trees swaying in the gentle sea breeze. Carrying on with it’s 19-year legacy, Amaseena encourages guests to discover the beauty and romance of old Arabia and puts forth extraordinary Arabic cuisine, from succulent meats enlivened with bold spices to freshly caught seafood. Guests can also learn about regional cooking techniques such as the Mendi oven, where rice, lamb and chicken is cooked underground, on a layered grill, so while the meat is cooking, all the juices are absorbed by the rice, creating a flavorsome, well-rounded dish.




Guests can get acquainted with the aromas and flavors native to this region by enjoying family-style hot and cold mezzeh platters and dessert platter of Arabic sweets, Umm Ali and Cheese Kunafa served to the table. Exploration of the live chef’s stations for mains is encouraged from Saj to Shawarma and freshly grilled meats with everyone’s favourite Shish Tawook, Lamb Chops, Shish Kebab, Lamb Kofta and seafood including Salmon Filet, Lobsters and Gulf Prawns. All complemented by additions including Arabic coffee and Morroccan Tea.

Enjoy special theme nights every Wednesday and Thursday, and let the specially prepared dishes and evocative sounds of live Arabic music transport you to another time. An enhanced spread awaits you each month, as the Chefs choose a special area of the region and highlights their most sought-after dishes giving diners the chance to immerse into the food of the Arabic world, from Persian, Moroccan, Syrian to Levantine cuisines on display.

STREETS OF ARABIA


Journey through the streets of Middle Eastern countries such as Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria as Amaseena brings to life, popular local eats on weekly nights all through October. Enjoy treats such as Moroccan Lamb Tagine, Yemeni Chicken Mandi, Syrian Fetteh and “Harak Osbao” Lentil Stew and Egyptian national dish Kusheri, to name a few.





Where: Amaseena at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai in JBR


When: Reopening from Thursday 1 October 2020

Open for dinner from 6 pm to 11 pm Monday to Saturday, closed on Sunday


Price:

AED 249 inclusive of meat buffet and Arabic coffee

AED 299 inclusive of seafood buffet and Arabic coffee

Theme Nights every Wednesday and Thursday

AED 299 inclusive of buffet, Arabic coffee and Arabic duo

For reservation or more information, please email dine.dubai@ritzcarlton.com, call +971 4 318 6150 or visit ritzcarlton.com/dubai.






#RitzCarlton #Amaseena #Dubai

Building on the success of Bentley’s strongest ever portfolio of luxury grand tourers, a suite of new features has been unveiled that will allow customers even greater choice when specifying their Flying Spur, with new luxury options and contemporary alternatives.





The Flying Spur can now be configured to include a four seat configuration, semi-aniline leather, hand cross stitching (consuming 115m of special thread equal to the height of Big Ben), veneered inserts for the rear doors and electrically operated picnic tables. These options are joined by two new technical finishes – carbon fibre and Côtes de Genève – and a newly designed steering wheel with increased safety functionality.


To the exterior, three new paint colours are introduced along with full access to the Bentley Mulliner palette of satin and pearlescent options, further enhanced by new wheel finishes and the option of full chrome front matrix grilles.





An Interior Space of Even Greater Luxury


The new four-seat configuration benefits from a long-through console extending from the front console to the rear. The four-seat configuration makes the ultimate statement in design, comfort and luxury. The console includes a new housing for the 5” touchscreen remote, twin cup holders and extra stowage. The rear armrest includes a bright metal finisher and hides two USB ports and a 12v power socket. The armrest can be heated, with the option of a wireless charging point.


Hand cross stitch showcases the attention to detail and skill of those working at the Bentley factory in Crewe. The process takes 18 hours for one craftsperson and requires 11,100 hand sewn stitches to be made throughout the cabin. The unique thread has been designed to be extremely durable and uses special dyes to maintain its colour to last for the lifespan of the vehicle.





With semi-aniline leather not only are there benefits in a softer, more plush feeling leather but the reduced finish thickness means fewer processing treatments are required, improving sustainability. The leather is specifically used for seat inserts and has a more natural aspect bringing out the grain of the material. It is also more breathable due to the reduced thickness and is especially beneficial in hotter climates.


Electrically operated picnic tables mounted in the rear of the front seat can be deployed with a single press of a button. The veneer covered table lowers, self-levels and reveals a leather trimmed surface with a recess for a pen or stylus. Holding the button down the table elegantly returns to its home position.





Rear door veneer inserts complementing the picnic tables can be specified to accentuate the flowing styling lines from the front to rear cabin including the rear occupants in the ambience and design of the interior.


A new style steering wheel is launched as standard, with a revised shape and profile. The new wheel includes capacitive sensing throughout the wheel rim, allowing the steering wheel to detect when it is being held – a vital new safety measure for the car’s semi-autonomous Driver Assistance Systems, where new legislation stipulates that drivers must keep in contact with the wheel at all times when the car is moving.





Two new technical finishes in lieu of contemporary wood veneers are now available around the cabin of the Flying Spur, complementing its performance and technology. A high gloss carbon fibre technical finish can be chosen, providing a seamless geometric surface, flowing around the cockpit from one door to the other


Similarly, the stunning Côtes de Genève finish, inspired by the precision-machined dust-catching treatment used by the finest watches, is now available to complete the centre console as per the Flying Spur’s Continental GT cousin.





Greater Opportunity for Exterior Flair


Bentleys is adding to its full spectrum of exterior paints with the introduction of three new options: Viridian, Patina and Snow Quartz.


Viridian is a modern take on the traditional British Racing Green, and the dark emerald metallic hue is inspired by that used on Bentley’s EXP10 Speed 6 concept car. The deep agate green with light green and blue undertones creates depth and a sporty dimension, and tiny flecks of amber and gold embody a sense of luxury.





Patina is inspired by the beautiful atmosphere and aura of polished metals with blends of champagne and silk. With an air of luxury and opulence, this mid-tone cream is enriched with the faintest hint of subtle greens.


Snow Quartz is a modern white three layer pearlescent paint which creates a simple and fresh silhouette. The finely layered pearl effect creates a beautiful shimmering and lustrous whiteness, providing an infinite number of opportunities to complement interior colour combinations.





The complete extended range palette also becomes available now, including Bentley Mulliner satin finish and pearlescent paints as well as full bespoke colour matching on request.


Along with the new paint colours, and in response to customer feedback, the main radiator grille matrix can now be specified so that all front grille areas can be selected with a bright chrome finish.






#Bentley #FLYINGSPUR

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