Tag Archives: United Arab Emirates

It took 4 years, but it’s finally here…Hydropolis

11 Oct

The Hydropolis Underwater Hotel and Resort is situated just off Jumeriah Beach, Dubai. Don’t believe it? Well, it’s true. Dubai have taken the X out of Extreme and created the first underwater hotel, ever!

Not sure whether I would actually stay here or not…something just feels slightly ‘the day the earth stood still’ freakishly scary about it. Are we taking things to the extreme a tad too much?


The hotel includes three areas; the land station, where guests will be welcomed, the connecting tunnel, which will transport people by train to the main area of the hotel, and the 220 suites within the submarine leisure complex.

It was due to open at the end of 2007 but is infact opening this week…they started in 2006, 4 years later and they have finished, better late than never I suppose.

My verdict: I’d rather stay above water, although, I suppose this could be the way forward…avoids all tsunamis, hurricanes, tornados…any world disasters really….2012..hmm..

 

As seen in Vogue

15 Sep

In Japan, they are a symbol of ultimate feminity and in China, they represent eternal love… but to me, they represent, feminism, freedom and confidence.

I don’t know about you but I heart butterflies.

Van Cleef and Arpel have chosen every little girl’s favourite insect as the inspiration for the collection that they unveiled as part of Couture Week in Paris in January. The delightful Papillons pieces have taken hundreds of hours to create and are an ode to the delicate creatures that inspired them.

I think they are just beautiful, not that different from the ones we can find here for 12-20kd in the cute jewellery souqs. I bought quite a few when I got married in different colours but these are much, much nicer.

They also stock other jewellery. Their Bridal Collection is exceptionally beautiful………

So, where can I find this Boutique in Kuwait? Here comes the sad part, you can’t. There are 7 Boutiques in the Middle East and unfortunately, Kuwait isn’t one of them. UPDATE: They just opened up in Salhiya!!! 28/09/2010

As of today, there are 7 stores.

Dubai

Burjuman mall
Boutique
Tel: (971) 4 351 0001
DubaiMall, Doha Street, Dubai
Tel: (971) 4 339 8001

The other stores are in Abu Dhabi, Saudi, Bahrain and Lebanon.

You can find more information here

Al Jasmy and Ajram – 3rd Day of Eid

5 Sep

Nancy Ajram and Hussain Al-Jasmi will be here in Kuwait on the 3rd day of Eid.

September 11th, 2010

The concert will be held in Al-Rayya.

You can contact any of these three numbers for tickets:

Telelphone number are

22997250

22997251

55361484.

FlyDubai adds another destination!

2 Sep
FlyDubai A6-FDB

Fly dubai is adding more routes!

From October 16th they will include russia, personally, I have no interest in ever going there but hey, another route, another destination and at a great price!

So where else do they fly to?

You can now flydubai to Aleppo, Alexandria, Amman, Assiut, Bahrain, Baku, Beirut, Colombo, Damascus, Djibouti, Doha, Erbil, Istanbul, Kabul, Karachi, Kathmandu, Khartoum, Kuwait, Latakia, Lucknow, Luxor and Muscat.

The fare you pay will be one way and tax-inclusive. You’ll just need to pay for the extras you choose.

So? How cheap is it?

I just priced 10th September, for one week.. return fare 26KD.

FANTASTIC.

You can book flights here