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S I M P LY A B U DH A B I
FOUNDER & CO-FOUNDER’ S LETTER
Dear lovers of luxury
W
elcome one and alltowhatis avery specialeditionofSimplyAbu
Dhabi. Please join us as we celebrate our 10th issue and the
beginning of our third year of this exciting journey. We have
travelled the world with open ears and keen eyes in order to present you, our
esteemed readers, with the finer choices in life.
As Simply Abu Dhabi evolves into a globally respected luxury lifestyle
publication, we have redoubled our efforts to showcase what a truly magical
cityAbuDhabiis,aswellasashiningalightonotherpartsoftheworldandthe
refinements to be found therein.
WhenwefirstlaunchedSimplyAbuDhabiwewereprivilegedtobeinvitedto
oneofthemostimportanthotelsintheUAE,theEmiratesPalace.Inthisissue,
wewerehonouredtoacceptaninvitationtoreturntothisincomparablehotel,
and our gratitude extends to General Manager Mr. Bugra Berberoglu and to
all whomade our stay there such a pleasurable one.We also thankMrs.Nayla
Hayek for her warm welcome and the interview she granted us in Basel,
Switzerland, whilst we were attending the world’s largest luxury watch
exhibition sowe could bring you our selection of impressive new timepieces.
InSimplyTravelwerevealtheexoticcharmsoftheSeychellescourtesyof Abu
Dhabi’saward-winninginternationalluxuryflightservicesprovider,RoyalJet,
and we also experience the Mandarin Oriental Group’s first resort project in
Europe, as Asta
ş
Holding invite us to Bodrum, Turkey to view the luxury
development first hand.
You will also find in this landmark issue a free gift from Luca Caprai, the
Founder and CEO of Italian fashion house Cruciani. We tell the incredible
storyofhisfashionphenomenonandofferabeautifulCrucianibracelettoeach
of our readers.
Aswecontinuetogrowwealsorecruitnewmembersoftheteamthathelpus
tomake Simply AbuDhabi the best it can be. Joining the formidable talent of
our Creative Director Colin Statham we welcome Nick Rice as Managing
Editor, AndyWhite as Simply Cars Editor and SophieMcMullan as Fashion
&
Beauty Editor.
As usual there is muchmore covered inside, including concerts in the capital
city by Sting andGunsNRoses, high fashion fromtop brands such as Brioni
and Hermès, plus boutique hotels, British Polo Day and the finest jewellery
andmost dynamic automobileswe could find for you.
So please take some time to relax and enjoy the issue.
Wishing theWorld: Peace, Prosperity&Progress in 2013
Arnie S Hira – CEO & Founder
Jordana Imogen Lynch –
Managing Director & Co-Founder
Manoj S Hira – Director –
Editor: Arnie S Hira
Co-Editor: Jordana Imogen Lynch
Copywriters: Jordana Imogen Lynch,
Arnie S Hira
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Distribution In charge: Muzammil Sulaiman
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Born in Abu Dhabi, Designed in Manchester, Distributed throughout the world.
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奢侈品
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Management team
Creative Director:
Colin Statham -
Managing Editor:
Nick Rice -
Beauty Editor:
Sophie McMullan -
Car Editor:
Andy White -
Sub Editor:
Kerry Smith -
W E L COM E T O S I M P LY A B U DH A B I :
Your Passport to Pure Luxury”
Jordana &Arnie