The 2012 World Luxury Fashion Week will happen in Abu Dhabi and is geared to become an annual event in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. The high-end brands of the fashion industry will showcase their best works during the four-day event that will kick off on November 25 at the amazing Jumeirah at Etihad Towers.
The first two nights of the show will be highlighting the shows from BMW Haute Couture. The two other nights will feature prestigious brands like Herver Leger, Carolina Herrera, Paule Ka, DAS Collection, and Walid Atallah.
BMW will also have exclusive nights for customers where top designers like Jean Paul Gaultier will present his latest high-end fashion collections.
The format of the event will be different from other fashion gatherings. The guests will be treated to a five-course dining experience prepared by the elite chefs of the Jumeirah. The fashion show follows after the VIPs have enjoyed the gastronomic masterpieces at the Mezzoon Ballroom.
Etihad Airways recently announced that it wants to highlight the suistainable Masdar City as part of its online travel guide Essential Abu Dhabi. This online brochure provides people who are travelling for business or pleasure important facts about the emirate as an Abu Dhabi destination.
Masdar represents the vision of Abu Dhabi for a sustainable and renewable future as a must see destination. The CEO of the airline company emphasized the efforts of the government to promote clean energy and diversification of the economy.
Masdar City was formed through the initiatives of the government has made significant progress since its establishment. The site is home to several research facilities, classrooms, and residential spaces. The development in Masdar mirrors how future cities will be and should be developed. Masdar also have restaurants, organic supermarkets, and banking services plus other innovations like the PRT or Personal Rapid Transit which is a preview of how our transportation will be like in the future.
The Emirates Palace in the Abu Dhabi displays what they clam to be the most expensive Christmas tree in the whole world.
Now do I hear, “How much? How much?!”
The jewel ornaments hanging on this Christmas tree sums up to around £7 million or roughly $11 million. It is surely a Christmas setup to put all the spot lights on the hotel and set them apart from all the luxury hotels in the region.
The plan for the Christmas décor is to have something different. Indeed, they have achieved this purpose and the hotel is now convincing the Guinness Book of World Records for a certification. According to the hotel management, the Christmas tree will also not raise brows in the region since Abu Dhabi is a pretty liberal place even with Muslims comprising the majority of the population.
We already know that Abu Dhabi is now a growing tourist destination, thanks to the Abu Dhabi Guggenheim, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Zayed National Museum, and the pristine beaches that are just within walking distance from these cultural highlights.
Simon Venison, the director of operations for Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development and Investment Company, said that they are continuing their efforts to make Saadiyat Island a truly world class destination. The latest developments were plotted out during the World Travel Market convention.
Presently, they have 1,600 hotels and residential lodges slated to open next year. These were borne out of the partnership between TDIC and hotel investors. A brand to watch out for is the St. Regis which is scheduled to open its first branch in the Middle East by the last quarter of 2011, the Saadiyat Island Resort. On the other hand, the Rocco Forte Hotel is slated to open in the city center.
Now, everyone can experience the speed and the thrill of riding a Ferrari—at during a ride on the world’s fastest roller coaster ride on Abu Dhabi’s Ferrari World! Yes, you read that right! It’s finally official: the much-awaited Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi is opening this October 27 but the grand opening will take place later in December. Soon, we might see YouTube videos featuring the Formula Rossa, which is the fastest roller coaster in the world with the Formula 1 as its inspiration.
Here are the two main features on Abu Dhabi’s Ferrari World:
The Formula Rossa
Expect this to be the ride with the longest line as it is the Ferrari World’s biggest attraction that claims to be the faster roller coaster in history. So maybe it’s worth getting that Premium Ticket after all. The Formula Rossa accelerates the amazing speed of 125 and 150 mph and launches on a platform that is similar to the ones that military jets use. Those protective goggles they give you before the ride will protect your eyes from the fierce winds.
There is already the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and also the belltowers of Venice which look like they’re going to lean very soon because they were positioned too near the edge of the land. People have taken a lot of photos and wondered how these leaning structures are still standing today. What could be more impressive than that, though, is a structure that’s intentionally built to lean, and lean quite extensively.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa leans at 4º. The Leaning Hyatt of Abu Dhabi leans at 18º, and it’s a pretty wild slope of 35 stories, soon to be a 5-star hotel housing a grand total of 189 rooms and looking like a frozen twister every day. This is a lucrative project which better be taken well by its intended market. Each piece of glass used in the building was custom-made due to its irregular shape.
In about three months, Abu Dhabi will be staging an attraction that is sure to make car-lovers and Ferrari fanatics drool and go gaga.
Mark your calendars for October 28 because by then, Abu Dhabi will open the very first theme park in the entire world dedicated to the Italian car manufacturer, the Ferrari World.
It will also be the largest park set indoors, so get ready to prance your way to Abu Dhabi to check out the various attractions.