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S IMPLY ABU DHABI
WHY I LOVE . . .
my qui nt e s s e nt i a l l y c ard
Working in partnership with an extensive network of luxury
suppliers, Quintessentially Abu Dhabi will give you the virtual
keys to any city, with an irresistible package of offers, benefits and
privileges that will save you both time and money.
So, ‘
what does Quintessentially really provide me with?’
you ask.
Well, pretty much everything is the short answer. Need a local
restaurant recommendation or last minute VIP tickets to the best
events in the world? A to Z bespoke travel arrangements or that
limited edition item that you’ve been longing after for ages? Just
name it and we’ll sort it.
As vibrant as the city of Abu Dhabi is, it seems that Quintessentially’s
members are looking for that special something to make time spent
more exclusive, more unique, more memorable. From my many
requests with Quintessentially over the years, here are my favorite
examples of some requests fulfilled by Quintessentially’s Office in
Abu Dhabi:
• Very last minute provisions and concierge services (including
meeting, chaperoning and car pick-up) for high-profile celebrities
who performed during the 2010 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu
Dhabi Grand Prix.
• Same day request for the following three presents to be found
abroad; a love bracelet from Cartier, a white cymbidium flower
bouquet and a birthday cake. All three items were quickly secured
and delivered at midnight as per requirements.
• My favorite request: A friend of mine who happens to be an
Elite member at Quintessentially Abu Dhabi, requested luxurious
travel arrangements to be organised for nine of us, at his costs
thankfully. Spanning thirteen destinations across Europe, the team
set about sorting those private jet bookings, extravagant car rentals,
logistic coordination, luggage handling and delivery and - best of
all - creation of a customised Arabic/English city guide, with all the
insider info necessary to escort him to the crème de la crème of the
best this world has to offer.
• Just after the iPhone 4 was launched in Europe, Quintessentially
was able to secure two of them within 48 hours for one deliriously
happy member and no they were not then resold for a substantial
profit on Ebay .
I asked Quintessntially to arrange a whole day for me and one of
Simply Abu Dhabi’s most prestigious advertisers and this is what
they come up with:
07:00:
Started our day early with a walk along the corniche side
heading towards the Emirates Palace for an unforgettable breakfast
served on a silver tray. Fantastic tour in the palace where you can
see the 60 metre high central atrium and the 1002 Swarovski
Crystal chandeliers. Then dropped by the permanent display of
visionary plans for Abu Dhabi cultural centre.
10:00:
Booked us in for a guided tour around the Sheikh Zayed
Grand Mosque - the third biggest mosque in the world - where you
can see the world’s largest carpet, the world’s largest light fitting
and a massive 24 carat gold-plated chandelier.
12:30:
Time for lunch... Just choose the type of cuisine you like
and enjoy a gastronomical experience in any of the top dining
restaurants in the city. We were booked in Hakkasan.
14:00:
Dropped by the Cultural Foundation. A permanent
photography exhibition reveals the metamorphosis of Abu Dhabi
from fishers’ and pearlers’ village into a mini-metropolis.
Don’t forget to savour the cardamom& saffron Arabic coffee
served in the coffee shop.
16:00:
Went for a desert Safari…One of the best must-do
experiences in Abu Dhabi: Dune drive, camel trekking, sunset
barbecue before relaxing beneath the stars in a charming rustic
Bedouin camp.
23:00:
Relished the purely refined atmosphere of the outdoor
Cedar Lounge in Fairmont Bab AL Bahr. Relaxed and enjoyed my
shisha as the DJ spuns some truly uplifting tracks.
01:30:
Our after party? Allure in Cipriani Yas Yacht Club was the
perfect place to be. In this stunning Penthouse night club you will
be offered an ultimate entertainment experience till the early morn.
Amazing day, and we got the result we wanted so thank you
Quintessentially from all of us at Simply Abu Dhabi.