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S IMPLY ABU DHABI
A&J DIARIES
c o smopo l i tan p e op l e
Abu Dhabi’s an ‘ice’ place to be:
Ok, so at first glance A&J admittedly had reservations about how the
launch of a new ice skating theatre production could hold itself as a
headline event for a couple who usually spend their evenings casually
swishing their way between the ultra chic Yacht Club and the Y Bar.
However, with mystifying illusions and unique ice skating artistry to
make even A&J put down their mocktails and get tweeting - ‘Fantasy
On Ice’ sure earned its weight in gold stars.
The world premiere, which featured as part of The Summer In Abu
Dhabi Festival, kicked off on 4 July at the Abu Dhabi Hall and tut
tut you if you didn’t grab a ticket! With ice skaters from across the
globe performing routines and moves A&J didn’t think possible - the
performance was a total show-stopper!
And yes, to some degree this did require A&J to leave our ‘thespian
heads’ at the door but we secretly relished the excuse to sit back and
enjoy the performance like awe struck children.
A&J catch up with old pal Marc:
Whilst enjoying our freshly prepared Sashimi in the warm and cosy
yet ultra contemporary Sho Cho - one of Abu Dhabi’s finest Japanese
lounge restaurants - we spotted our old pal Marc Jacobs. Our guess is
that he’d booked himself in for Emirates Palace’s lavish one million
dollar vacation package. Of course, for this great designer, only pure
opulence will do.
Going Gaga for Garmoosha!:
A&J got themselves down to the launch of Garmoosha - the must-
have new fashion label from sparky duo, Mariam Al Mazroui and
Alia Bin Drai. With splashes of vibrant, clashing colours mixed with
daring tribal prints - the genius pair’s creations will be adorning the
bodies of every Emiraty fashionista this autumn/winter.
Fantasy on ice
Courtesy of Garmoosha
Michelin Star Cantonese at Emirate’s Palace
It’s a smash hit:
When an invite to the launch of Hakkasn, Emirates Palace’s new
Michelin-starred Cantonese sensation, landed in our inbox , A&J
knew we were on to something good. And boy, did the restaurant-
come-nightclub serve up the goods!
Joined by 250 of the UAE’s social elite, the atmosphere and
champagne bubbled away blissfully as guests were treated to an
array of speciality dishes, including Peking duck with Royal Beluga
caviar, steamed dim sum platters and grilled Wagyu beef with king
soya sauce. With a hand-crafted pond complete with stepping stones
and soothing incense filling the air, A&J soaked up the invigorating
atmosphere as we were transported into oriental paradise.
Dates for your diary:
January 20th 2011
: mingle with the worlds greatest golfers at the new-look, european
tour-backed abu dhabi hsbc golf championship.
February 11th 2011:
Eric Clapton, the English guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and
founder of crossroadswill be rocking away at the yas arena on yas island. The legendary
guitarist has a following of millions and this will be a perfect way to spend your
evening or even a premature valentines night.
February 2nd 2011:
Gourmet Abu Dhabi 2011: back for the third year from 2 to
16 february 2011, mark your calendars as gourmet abu dhabi returns for yet another
gastronomic experience
February 2nd to 5th 2011:
Bride Abu Dhabi 2011 hosted at the adnec. Bridal
and fashion exhibition filled with the latest trends in bridal gowns, haute couture,
wedding organisers, jewellery, photography, honeymoon destinations, flower designs,
wedding cakes and much more...
February 2nd to 5th 2011:
Al Ain Aerobatic Show. Stand by for an aerobatic
extravaganza in the sky that combines awesome displays of military and civil
aircraft, dizzying stunt flying and knuckle-gnawing, high-soaring, wing-tip-to-tip
competitions.