Monthly Archives: January 2016

Cocoona Centre For Aesthetic Transformations Announces A 29 Day Beauty Festival

To celebrate February, the month known for love, togetherness, relationships, Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic Transformations is running a 29 Day Beauty Festival.  During this month, the Centre plans to treat it customers with surprises that are in spirit of the mood every couple, lady and man will be in this month.

The festival will give every-one an opportunity to take care of their body and beauty. There are number of advance treatments available today that can make a lot of difference. These treatments are no more just for the people on the screen. They are affordable and accessible to anyone who wants to look their best. With the festival the price are even low and a perfect opportunity for people to try these treatments without putting strain on their wallets.


For someone new to the world of medical spa, they should definitely try one of the medical facials. The result will be a remarkable difference on their skin health. The key differences in a medical facial and a non-medical facial are, the knowledge and expertise the therapist brings on the table, customization of the treatment to the individuals skin/body type and use of latest machines and technology for ultrasound, radio frequency, fractionated laser and many more.

There are a number of other treatments for various issues, such as acne, dark circle, dead & dry skin, spider vein, wrinkle, scar, stubborn fat etc.

Here is a quick list of the various treatments on offer

Laser Hair Removal from AED 150

Dark Circle treatments from 180

Skin peels from AED 210

Acne treatment from AED 225

Facials treatments from AED 250

Spider Vein treatment from AED 260

Anti-Ageing treatments from AED 300

Botox starting at AED 400

Scar treatments from AED 700

Fillers from AED 1000

Full Body Laser Hair Removal from AED 1200

Zoom Teeth whitening AED 1500

Braces from AED 3000

Body Slimming from AED 4400

Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic Transformation is located on Al Wasl Road – Villas 894, 896, 898, AL RAAJI Street, Al Wasl Road. For more information please call 043884589 or write to

Emirates Announces Fifth Daily Service To Colombo

Emirates has reaffirmed its commitment to Sri Lanka by introducing an additional daily service between Dubai and Colombo.

Effective 1st August 2016, the airline will operate five daily flights between Dubai and Colombo every day except Wednesdays when it will operate four flights. The additional frequency will enhance the weekly services on the route to 34.

“Colombo is a very popular destination for both business and leisure travellers, and is a convenient gateway to Sri Lanka’s idyllic beaches, picturesque countryside and nature reserves. The increased frequency provides our customers with greater flexibility in their travel plans, allowing them to explore this exciting destination and connect seamlessly to other flights on Emirates’ extensive global network,” said Ahmed Khoory, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations- West Asia and Indian Ocean.

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The new flight will add another 2,520 seats and up to 161 tonnes in cargo capacity per week in each direction between Colombo and Dubai, facilitating further trade opportunities between Sri Lanka and Emirates’ global network. Sri Lanka exports fresh and frozen seafood, fruits, vegetables and apparel, while imports include pharmaceuticals, household goods, mobile phones, ship spares and aircraft parts.

Passengers on Emirates flights enjoy the famed hospitality of its multi-national Cabin Crew, which includes more than 150 Sri Lankans, as well as gourmet cuisine and Emirates’ award-winning ice entertainment system. With more than 2,200 channels, from movies, television programmes, games, audio books, and music, ice has been named the world’s best inflight entertainment system by Skytrax for 11 consecutive years.

From 1st August, Flight EK648, operated by a modern Boeing 777-300 ER, will depart Dubai at 1355 hours daily and arrive in Colombo at 1955 hours, all times local. The return flight EK649 leaves Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) at 2210 hours and arrives in Dubai at 0100 hours the following day.

As with all Emirates flights, passengers on the new flight will benefit from a generous baggage allowance of 30kg in Economy Class, 40kg in Business Class and 50 kg in First Class. Passengers travelling in premium cabins will also enjoy lounge access in Colombo as well as Emirates’ Chauffeur-drive service in Dubai.

Travel with Emirates also earns passengers Skywards Miles on the airline’s award-winning frequent flyer programme. Accrued Skywards Miles can be redeemed for free tickets, travel upgrades or other benefits.

Emirates commenced operations to Sri Lanka in April 1986, connecting the country to an ever-expanding global network of destinations, now numbering 150. The award-winning airline currently operates four flights a day between Dubai and Colombo all days of the week except Wednesdays, when it operates three flights. One of these daily services to Dubai is via Malé, the capital of the Maldives. Emirates also operates a daily service between Colombo and Singapore, offering convenient connections to Australia.

A Confident Stenson Primed For Omega Dubai Desert Classic

Henrik Stenson will be hoping to conjure memories of his ‘special victory’ when he returns to compete in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club from February 4 to 7.

The first golfer to win the Tour Championships on the PGA and European Tours in the same season in 2013, Stenson savoured “extra satisfaction” when he won the 2007 edition of the European Tour event for his first success in a tournament featuring Tiger Woods.

“It’s always nice to beat Tiger obviously. He is a great player, so of course that gives you extra satisfaction to beat him,” Stenson said at the time.

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It was the South African great Ernie Els who posed the biggest threat to Stenson in 2007 before the Swede competed a thrilling one-shot victory, drilling his sand wedge to within seven feet for a birdie on the final green.

“To play four rounds with Ernie and to beat him by a shot coming down the stretch was pretty cool,” said Stenson who since has become one of the most consistent players on the tour, one who has spent over 100 weeks ranked in the world’s top-10.

The 39-year-old from Gothenburg, who finished in a tie for third at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship last week, believes it will be fun to play in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic which is so close his heart, having been a long-time Dubai resident before moving full-time to the United States in 2012.

“It feels nice to get back to a golf course where you have played a number of times. I like the (Majlis) course because it has very good variation. You don’t get tired of playing on the course. You can play over and over again — and still it’s fun to play, said Stenson, who underwent a surgery in December to clean up the meniscus in his right knee.

“There are not too many courses I know better than the Majlis. I feel like I know this course inside out, and had the success in 2007 and another couple of high finishes. So, it’s a really an enjoyable week for me in Dubai,” said Stenson, who boasts 17 professional wins, including nine on the European Tour since turning pro in 1998.

Commented Mohamed Juma Buamaim, vice chairman and CEO of golf in DUBAi, the promoters and organizers of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic: “We are delighted to welcome back our former champion, who is a great friend of Dubai and one who enjoys a tremendous fan following here.

“If Henrik has been one of the most sought-after players on the tour, it is because of hard work and total dedication to the game. His presence will certainly bring special energy to any tournament. I wish him the very the best and hope he has a great year with the 2016 Olympics on the horizon.”

The Omega Dubai Ladies Masters and the Omega Dubai Desert Classic are backed by OMEGA as the title sponsor and Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC as sponsor. The co-sponsors are: CNN, Drydocks World, Emirates NBD, Gulf News, JA Resorts and Hotels, Mercedes-Benz and wasl, while Dubai Duty Free, Neocasa Interiors and Motivate Publishing are the Patrons in golf in DUBAi’s drive to showcase the emirate’s vibrant golfing scene to a worldwide audience.

The Beach Launches ‘Get Fit – Wellness By The Sea’ With Adrenaline Packed Weekend

Take a break from your routine and sedentary lifestyle this February and head to THE BEACH for a special two-day event ‘Wellness by the Sea’ with Get Fit at THE BEACH, a first of its kind outdoor event celebrating a healthy lifestyle.

From 5 and 6 February, the upbeat outdoor destination by Meraas will host a wide range of wellness activities that include fabulous offers on wellness packages, exciting giveaways, fitness clinics, friendly competitions and sea side games.

Get a rejuvenating start to your day with complimentary yoga sessions at 7.00 am or stretch those overworked muscles whilst catching a great view of the sunset with a free session at 6.00 pm. Kids and adults alike can also enjoy complimentary cycling sessions at THE BEACH Gym at 8.30am and 9.30am on Saturday, 6 February 2016.

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Learn to play beach tennis at the BTME Beach Tennis Club, where THE BEACH will host 45 minute sessions of tennis lessons from 9.30am to 6.00pm on both days. Each 45 minute session will combine tennis and fitness clinics for children above the age of 7 and adults.

Alternatively, gear up for exciting sea-side competitions at THE BEACH – from beach volleyball (5v5 format) tournaments and individual and team challenges at the Waterpark to kayak and stand-up paddle board races hosted at the Water Adventure Dubai.

To add to the excitement, residents and tourists will have the chance to witness exhilarating water adventure shows and receive delightful giveaways, including a fascinating experience at Aqua Fun, an energising lifestyle destination.

Starting 27 January 2016, UAE residents can sign up for these complimentary sessions and competitions by email, addressed to Registrations will also be held on-site for select activities and competitions.

Offering a wide variety of social experiences ranging from open air fitness classes, upscale retail, art exhibitions to F&B outlets in a relaxed environment, THE BEACH caters to different tastes and sensibilities. The destination offers seamless public transport connectivity for tourists and residents alike with over 1,200 parking spots at the basement level.

Emirates A380 Pulls In Nearly 8,000 Visitors In Two Days

The Emirates A380 welcomed nearly 8,000 visitors in two days at this year’s edition of the Bahrain International Airshow (BIA). The two-class configured version was on display from 21-22 January and was open to both trade visitors and the general public, allowing them a glimpse into the largest commercial passenger aircraft in the world.

Emirates is the largest operator of the A380 and was the first airline to order the double-decker aircraft. Over 50 million passengers have flown the Emirates A380 since it commenced operations in 2008. The A380 fleet has also flown over 56,000 round trips and has travelled over 750 million kilometres.

Over 1,200 pilots and more than 17,000 Cabin Crew support Emirates A380 operations, flying to 37 destinations around the world.

The Emirates two class configured version of the A380, which was on display at the Bahrain International Airshow, features 58 flatbed seats in Business Class and 557 spacious seats in Economy Class, as well as Emirates popular OnBoard Lounge. The aircraft has among the widest individual in-seat Economy Class screens in the industry, measuring in at 13.3 inches.

The airline currently has 72 A380s in service and has a further 68 on firm order.