Monday, February 27, 2012

Madonna in Abu Dhabi

The Material Girl is finally setting foot in Abu Dhabi for a much awaited concert on June 3, 2012, at Yas Arena, Yas Island.

If you don't want to miss the hottest show of the year, you better hurry!  I just tried the website (http://www.thinkflash.ae/) and, although tickets have been on sale for about 40 minutes only, you are already placed in a queue due to huge traffic.

Buy early to avoid disappointment!

Ticket prices:
General admission (standing) = AED 495
Grandstand (reserved seating) = AED 695
Golden Circle (standing) = AED 1095
VIP Hospitality Package = AED 2295


UPDATE on February 28, 2012:
Tickets for the Madonna concert on June 3rd were sold out in a matter of hours! So, a second and final concert, on June 4th at the Yas Arena, Yas Island has been confirmed and will go on sale next Monday, March 5th, at midday from www.thinkflash.ae and select Virgin Megastore outlets in Dubai and Abu Dhabi (Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Mall and Abu Dhabi Mall).

Friday, February 3, 2012

February fun

This month will be filled with fun for everyone!


If you are a foodie, get ready to amuse your tastebuds during the fourth edition of Gourmet Abu Dhabi, which will take place from February 8 through 23.

This 16-day-long culinary extravaganza will bring together more than 40 international chefs, including masterchefs who possess several Michelin stars.

The kings of the kitchen will be hosting several events like gourmet brunch, foie gras dinner, celebrity dinner, culinary masterclass, mixologist masterclass, and much more, in over 20 hotels around the capital.

For more information about the festival, the chefs and the events, check out http://www.gourmetabudhabi.ae/


In the mood for romance? Start making plans for Valentine’s Day! Several hotels and restaurants have already started to advertise some interesting packages. Here are a few ideas for you:

Pearls&Caviar, at Shangri-La Hotel (+971 2 509 8555)
Four course Mediterranean seafood menu designed by Chef Cyril Calmet, inclusive of a welcome glass of bubbly. AED 988 per couple.

Le Deck, at Monte Carlo Beach Club (+971 2 656 3555)
The Valentine’s Degustation, including chocolates, a rose and a complimentary glass of bubbly. AED 444 per person.

Rotana (+971 2 656 4000)
Room packages start from AED 700 (plus taxes), per room, per night, at Yas Island Rotana and AED 500 (plus taxes) at Centro Yas Island, inclusive of American breakfast for two in the comfort of your room, bottle of house sparkling wine, a box of homemade chocolates and late check out at 2pm.

Le Meridien Abu Dhabi (+971 2 644 6666)
Treat yourself and your loved one to an ultimate Valentine getaway. Celebrate with a romantic overnight stay in a deluxe room, dinner for two at Talay or Le Bistrot and a 30 minute back, neck and shoulders massage. AED 990 (plus taxes).


Now, if you are into music, go on ahead and get your tickets for the tenth edition of the Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival, at Dubai Festival City, from February 16 through 24. 

Jason Mraz, James Morrison, James Blunt, Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra are among the 12 top attractions expected to step on the main stage on February 16, 17, 23 and 24. Other artists will perform during the additional five nights at the Jazz Garden (also located in Dubai Festival City).