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S IMPLY ABU DHABI
Arnie S Hira – CEO & Founder
Jordana Imogen Lynch –
Managing Director & Co-Founder
Printers: United Printing & Publishing Abu Dhabi.
Images: All photos used in Simply Abu Dhabi are by Getty Images/Shutterstock/GoRunway/
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Distribution Incharge: Muzammil Sulaiman
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Manoj S Hira – Director
Editor: Arnie S Hira
Co-Editor: Jordana Imogen Lynch
Copywriters: Anna Barker & Lynda Moyo.
Creative Team: Lee Isherwood & Ellis Valentine
EDITOR & CO-EDITORS LETTER
It takes remarkable leadership to form a remarkable nation and Abu Dhabi never ceases to
amaze, inspire and invite us into its lap of luxury.
This issue, we honour the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Founder of the United
Arab Emirates, by commemorating the sixth Abu Dhabi Awards as we continue to immerse
ourselves in his munificent legacy.
A visit to one of Saadiyat’s most anticipated projects - the St Regis Hotel has us singing its
praises. A welcome addition to this world class leisure and tourism hub, its iconicity has truly
set the standard for reaffirming Saadiyat as one of the world’s most sought-after destinations.
Over in the sporting arena polo takes centre stage - entertaining, and educating us along the
way with the annual Pink Polo Event and the first edition of the Seddiqi Polo Challenge at
which we had the honour of acquainting with the one and only RichardMille. A dose of soccer
spirit also comes by the way of legendary Australian International and Everton football player,
Tim Cahill in this edition.
We also pay testament to the latest and greatest role models emerging from our Emirate in-
cluding the number one ranked woman in the UAE, Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Kha-
lid bin Sultan Al Qasimi. Looking further afield we get up close and personal with the creative
geniuses who are Slovenian born filmmaker Beno Saradzic and world class photographer Den-
nis Guichard. Plus it wouldn’t be Simply Abu Dhabi without our favourite luxury brands.
Vertu, VO Vapen Gunmakers, Rolls Royce, Porsche, Harry Winston, Boghart Jewelry and
Guerlain all grace our pages this edition, alongside the finest in fashion fromGiorgio Armani,
Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana and Marc Jacobs.
This year has already seen tremendous amounts of growth and prosperity for our beloved city,
just as the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan had envisaged. And to think it all began
with Coldplay’s sell out concert at Yas Arena bringing in the New Year with a bang! We take a
look back and a giant leap forward. Join us in another chapter of our joyous journey...
Wishing the World: Peace, Prosperity & Progress in 2012.
Arnie & Jordana.