Easter Offerings | The Palace Downtown Dubai

Latin Easter at Asado
This Easter, be swept away to a place where authentic Argentinian food and culture rings true. Revel in an idyllic venue which boasts uninterrupted views of the iconic Burj Khalifa and experience a chance to witness The Dubai Fountain display in all its glory. Enjoy our family style menu inclusive of perfectly seasoned cuts as you relax and unwind with your nearest and dearest. Enjoy the rhythmic tunes of the in-house band for the ultimate Argentinian Easter experience.
Date: April 3 to 5, 2015
Time: 6:30pm to 11:30pm
Price: AED 350 A four course set menu (food only)
Easter Brunch at Ewaan

Enjoy an Easter treat for the entire family at Ewaan. With something for everyone including a special kids corner featuring amusing entertainment and exciting giveaways, this promises to be the ultimate brunch in which to celebrate Easter. Experience our extensive Easter-themed buffet inclusive of classic favourites, inventive dishes and simply irresistible dessert stations as you delight to live entertainment and revel in the welcoming ambiance. Some delicious highlights of the brunch include fresh Foie Gras terrine, Lobster Ceviche, local Caviar and a collection of French cheeses. Relax and unwind with our impressive buffet spread, free flowing bubbling and impeccable service.
Date: April 3, 2015
Price: AED 420 inclusive of soft beverages; AED 520 inclusive of house beverages. AED 695 inclusive of house beverages and premium bubbly
Time: 1pm to 4:30pm
Fun-Filled Easter with Ewaan

Make Easter extra special this year with the elegant yet relaxed ambiance of Ewaan and hop in to celebrate Benjamin the Bunny with a splendid Easter indulgence for grownups and children alike.

Overlooking the pool and Burj Lake, enjoy a delightful afternoon tea buffet and savour delicious treats whilst the little ones revel in their own kids buffet. Be amused as children delight to activities such as face painting, egg hunting, a movie show and a pony ride. Enjoy to stunning views of the Burj Khalifa and experience a truly memorable Easter.
Date: April 4, 2015
Time: 2pm to 5:30pm
Price: AED 235; AED 125 for 6-12 year olds; AED 65 for 0-5 year olds


Connoisseurs of Afternoon Tea  Chocolate Festival
Infusing the timeless tradition of afternoon tea with customary Arabian inspired treats, Al Bayt at The Palace Downtown Dubai offers guests the opportunity to unwind in elegant settings accompanied by a varied selection of brews and light bites. Treat your sweet tooth over an iconic afternoon tea that celebrates the richness of chocolate. Relax to the soothing sounds of our violinist as you choose from over 25 different varieties of Premium Loose Tea and Infusions, as our Tea Sommelier provides vivid insights into the varied menu and recommends leaves based on your preferences.
Date: Throughout the month of April
Times: 2pm until 6pm daily. Special Afternoon Tea spread only on Wednesday and Saturday
Price: AED 145 per person inclusive unlimited infusions

For reservations and more information, please call 04 428 7888, email dine@thepalace-dubai.com


Easter Offerings At Vida Hotels And Resorts

Vida Downtown Dubai 3in1

A relaxing picnic brunch is the way you should spend Easter Sunday with your family!  Gourmet twists on traditional favourites take centre stage. The Urban Picnic spread will include Easter specialties that those both young and old will enjoy.

Time: 1pm to 4pm
Date: April 5, 2015
Price: AED 225 including soft drinks and juices. AED 295 including selected house beverages
Manzil Downtown Dubai

Boulevard Kitchen

Boulevard Kitchen is Manzil Downtown Dubai’s answer to an all-day dining restaurant. Featuring floor to ceiling windows, allowing lots of natural light in, the newly opened hotspot specialises in authentic Middle Eastern-inspired cuisine.  This Easter, enjoy a brunch with a twist, with all dishes served directly to your table.
Date: April 5, 2015
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Price: AED 195 including soft beverages. AED 265 inclusive of house beverages

The Courtyard
Enjoy an Easter brunch al fresco at The Courtyard, where open skies and the sound of birds guide you through an authentic Levantine brunch.  Hot and cold mezze is served to the table, as well as delicacies from the grill.

Date: April 5, 2015
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Price: AED 195 including soft beverages.  AED 265 inclusive of house beverages

Lend Me Your Literacy

Young writers around the UAE will have a unique opportunity to share their talent with a global audience as part of an exciting community writing competition hosted by LendMeYourLiteracy in partnership with At the Top, Burj Khalifa, Dubai’s popular observatory deck that opens to spectacular views of the city and beyond.

LendMeYourLiteracy (LMYL) is a safe, online educational platform that connects young writers with an active, global audience. Teachers, parents, school leaders, authors and poets in over 190 countries access LendMeYourLiteracy to provide inspirational comments and feedback on students writing. LendMeYourLiteracy works with schools to raise writing standards and inspire young writers through student workshops, staff training and online resources.

“Publishing writing on LMYL is a great way to showcase learning in our schools and children will undoubtedly benefit from the audience and inspiration that LMYL provides,” said Ms Fatima Al Marri, CEO Schools agency KHDA.

LendMeYourLiteracy believes that all young writers in the UAE should have their creativity shared with the world. Evidence shows that children are motivated and inspired by a global audience and will be excited to showcase their creativity by participating in the competition. Schools are invited to submit up to 5 entries in to each category (5-8 years old and 9-12 years old) of our At the Top writing competition. Children can write in any way they choose about the theme ‘At the top’.

Ahmad Al Falasi, Executive Director – Group Operations of Emaar Properties PJSC, the developer of Burj Khalifa, said: “In addition to being the civic pride of our nation, Burj Khalifa is a global icon that drives humanity to push their boundaries of imagination. Through our support to LendMeYourLiteracy, which is dedicated to fostering the literary skills of children, we aim to inspire our future generation of writers to derive their creative energies from this iconic attraction.”

LMYL Teacher Jenny Murray explains “We are hopeful that many schools will engage with this unique opportunity to inspire young writers.  Burj Khalifa is an icon in Dubai and winning the chance to write on 124th floor will be a truly memorable experience for our young writers.

While we foresee that many children will write about Burj Khalifa itself, students should be encouraged to approach the theme creatively and have fun with their writing. Above all, our judges will be looking for creativity when selecting our commended writers. We are excited to share talent from the UAE on our global platform.”

All submissions will be published on lendmeyourliteracy.com and be celebrated by a global audience. A panel of judges including authors, Maitha al Khayat and Rachel Hamilton and Fatma Al Marri, will select 15 commended writers from each category who will be invited to a unique LendMeYourLiteracy Day hosted at At the Top, Burj Khalifa. Commended writers will visit the 124th floor of Burj Khalifa on April 22, 2015 and engage in a creative writing workshop inspired by views from Dubai’s iconic landmark. All writing produced will be published on lendmeyourliteracy.com.

Submissions can be made in English or Arabic and details of the competition can be found at lendmeyourliteracy.com/atthetop. The competition is open to all schools in the UAE and schools are encouraged to participate in this unique community event.

Welcoming visitors from around the world for the mesmerising views, Burj Khalifa features At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY, which combines tours to Level 148, the world’s highest observation deck, and Level 125, in addition to another observation deck with an outdoor terrace – At the Top, Burj Khalifa located on level 124.

Award-Winning Celebrity Singer Yara At City Centre Deira On March 28th

Also, City Centre Deira launches ‘Style Star Search’ on March 26, where fashionistas can strike a pose at a custom-built photo studio in the Metro Link area, and vie for the title.  The competition will take place from Thursday, March 26 to Saturday, March 28, 2015.  The trendiest of them all will become a star for a day and experience a professional photo shoot, receive stylish gifts worth AED10000 and have the opportunity to be featured on the cover of a glossy magazine.

The top 20 most fashionable shoppers will be selected by a team of fashion experts based on personal expression, individuality and style sense, which will then be posted on City Centre Deira’s social media pages for public to vote. The winner with the most votes will be crowned the ‘Style Star’ for 2015 by the end of March and win the photo shoot and AED 10,000.

Adding to the fun, shoppers can win a five-star luxury trip for two to Paris upon spending AED399 at any store within City Centre Deira. To double the fun, the first twenty patrons to spend a total of AED799 daily will take home a Polaroid camera.



2nd Edition Of ‘The Dubai Mall Talent Scouting’ With Vogue Italia Invites Emerging Talented Designers To Be Stars Of ‘Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience 2015′

Emerging and talented fashion designers from around the world can now present their style, creativity and vision, and be amongst the international fashion industry at the largest fashion event of its kind in the Middle East, with the launch of the second edition of The Dubai Mall Talent Scouting competition.

The scouting competition, which in its first edition shined the spotlight on several international and regional designers, is organised by The Dubai Mall, the world’s most-visited retail and lifestyle destination that welcomed 80 million visitors in 2014, BySymphony.com and Vogue Italia, one of the world’s most influential fashion magazines.

The chosen designers will become the stars at the third Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience, the largest of its kind fashion event in the Middle East, to be held later this year. Apart from their brands being showcased at the event, they will also receive mentorship from international fashion experts.

Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience - Press Conference

The scouting will be curated by BySymphony (www.bysymphony.com), the Middle East’s home of international luxury fashion online, along with Vogue Talents.

Natalie Bogdanova, Senior Director, Business Development & Operations, Emaar Malls, said: “The past two editions of Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience elevated Dubai as a global fashion capital and positioned The Dubai Mall as an international fashion destination. The event highlighted the creativity and vision of emerging talented designers and provided them a platform to make their mark in the international fashion scene. With the second edition of The Dubai Mall Talent Scouting, we again reach out to all emerging designers to give them a platform to display their skills and continue to develop the next generation of fashion talents.”

Franca Sozzani, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia, said: “The Dubai Mall Talent Scouting is at the heart and soul of Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience. It builds on the deep commitment at Vogue Italia to promote new and existing fashion talent, knowing how important it is to offer them relevant international platforms to display their creativity. The scouting further strengthens Dubai’s credentials in attracting the best in fashion talent.”

Salama Alabbar of BySymphony.com, said: “The first edition of the scouting offered valuable breakthroughs for several emerging designers. It boosted their confidence, helped build industry networks and had their brand and design concepts spotted by the who’s who in the fashion world. We saw enormous interest and participation from emerging designers globally and look forward to curating this year’s submissions. The scouting serves as an inspiration as it offers invaluable opportunities to showcase their creativity and talent.”

Following the first edition of the scouting, 20 designers were selected to present their collections at the second Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience 2014, at The Dubai Mall. Several of the brands had opportunities within the international fashion arena through the unprecedented access to fashion experts and industry leaders.

Designers with womenswear, menswear or accessories brands who have a market presence for at least one year can enter their applications before May 18, 2015 via email to: tdmtalentscouting2015@condenast.it

The applications must include a designer’s biography and portrait, images of the latest two collections indicating the season, videos of the brand, if any, and information relating its distribution apart and brand news coverage. Details including designer’s name, date of birth, place of residence, nationality, brand name, brand’s place of production, brand’s year of establishment, and contact details including telephone, email address and website must also be included. For more details, log on to: https://www.bysymphony.com/scouting2015/

Hundreds of emerging designers from around the world took part in the first edition of The Dubai Mall Talent Scouting. The chosen designers who presented their women’s S/S 2015 collections at Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience 2014 included: Anabela Chan from the UK, Astrid Sarkissian from France, Augustin Teboul by Odély Teboul and Annelie Augustin from France and Germany, Faiza Bouguessa from France/Algeria, Charline De Luca by Carlotta De Luca from Italy, Coliac by Martina Grasselli from Italy, Dora Abodi from Hungary, Endemage by Lubna and Nadia Al Zakwani from Oman, Eun-Jung Lee from South Korea, Heaven Tanudiredja from Indonesia, Hema Kaul from India, Hooked | HKD by Farah Nasri from Lebanon, i’Alave by Eva Lai from the USA, Marius Janusauskas from Belgium, Mies Nobis by Millicent Nobis from Australia, Omelya by Kostya Omelya from Ukraine, Reem Al Kanhal from Saudi Arabia, Sarah Angold Studio by Sarah Angold from the UK, Shamsa Alabbar from the UAE and Steven Tai from Canada.

Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience 2014 attracted world leading names in fashion and design. In-store activities organised by over 200 fashion retailers in The Dubai Mall contributed to a significant boost retailer sales and footfall, further underlining The Dubai Mall’s credentials as the ultimate destination for luxury shopping.

Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience is a flagship event hosted at The Dubai Mall, located in the heart of the prestigious Downtown Dubai mixed-use development. The mall has over 1,200 retail outlets, two anchor department stores and features the Fashion Avenue, dedicated to high fashion. For more information visit www.thedubaimall.com or follow on Twitter (@TheDubaiMall; #VFDE), Facebook, or Instagram.