Emiratele Arabe fata-n fata cu sarbatorile occidentale

Emiratele Arabe Unite, desi pamant musulman, au toleranta la sarbatorile religioase crestine, deoarece sunt26047544_1615914358502913_7306783533832246836_n o destinatie turistica internationala si un stat care ofera locuri de munca multor straini practicanti ai traditiilor vestice. De aceea nu este de mirare sa vedem brazi de Craciun spectaculos impodobiti in faimosul Dubai si alte imprejurimi vizitabile. Exista insa zone unde localnicii sunt mai rezervati in privinta obiceiurilor occidentale, iar traditiile musulmane sunt bine conservate, fara a fi amestecate cu cele ale vizitatorilor. De fapt, multi emiratezi in ultimii ani au inceput sa se mute in zone care sa nu fie atat de populare strainilor, si mai putin accesibile ochiului 25659543_1615913998502949_3983864108615693613_ncelor din afara, asta pentru ca Dubaiul se aseamana din ce in ce mai mult cu o mica Europa, risipind din traditia si autenticitatea culturii arabe. O categorie a localnicilor nu sunt de acord cu stilul glamuroasei metropole si isi doresc o reinviere a modului de trai originar de pe acest pamant. In imaginile alaturate, barbatii emiratezi privesc decoratiunile de Craciun existente in mall-urile locale.

Sclipiri festive in Emirate

Anunțuri

Cu bocceluta’n spate, sa vedem Dubaiu’

Dubai-05Eh da, e adevarat dragii mei. Iata ca Dubaiul ne face cu ochiul si ne asteapta si pe noi alaturi de celelalte 12 nationalitati ale Uniunii Europene care, ca si noi, aveau nevoie de viza prealabila pentru a calatori in Emiratele Arabe. Mai exact din 22 martie „ni s-a dat verde” la viza cu destinatia Emirate, iar acum sa vedem Burj Khalifa nu mai este doar un vis. Cu privire la ok-ul vizei noastre spre fascinanta locatie, alte12 tari surate din Uniunea Europeana ne vor insoti si ele in avionul spre cea mai cocheta tara araba, bani sa fie as spune eu, ca ce vedea avem cu siguranta pe pamantul Emiratelor Arabe. Decizia a fost deja comunicata pe canalele media si este aplicata in toate punctele de frontiera ale Emiratelor Arabe Unite. Deci, ne luam bocceluta’n spate si ca niste cetateni europeni adevarati obtinem ok-ul de intrare on arrival. Cheers!

Dubai, nu doar un vis

Emiratele Arabe- un loc perfect pentru „Ziua Indragostitilor”

Sarbatoarea americ25TIME-for-romanceana „Valentine’s Day” a devenit populara in intreaga lume, cuplurile celebrand ideea romantismului indiferent de backgroundul cultural si religios din care fac parte. Si oare unde poate fi mai frumos sa-ti declari dragostea fata de partener daca nu in Emiratele Arabe Unite, o destinatie iubita de foarte multi dintre noi? Daca pe langa inimioarele rosii de plus va surade ideea unei cine romantice intr-una dintre cele mai exotice locatii ale lumii arabe, aici avem lista celor mai high class restaurante localizate in Dubai, Sharjah si Abu Dhabi. Sper ca informatiile de mai jos sa fie utile tuturor celor indragostiti de destinatiile de lux ale lumii arabe. (sursa- gulfnews.com)

JW’s Steakhouse, JW Marriott Hotel, Dubai. Enjoy Valentine’s Day with your special someone over a three-course set menu or à la carte, from 7pm to 12pm. Price: Dh699 per couple, welcome drink included. Call: 04 607 7977.

Rainbow Steak House, Sharjah. Valentine’s Day highlights include lobster thermidor, salmon en crute, and pan-fried trout with sautéed tomato basil. End this on a sweet note with a complimentary red velvet cake. Price: about Dh84 per person (beverages not included). Call: 06 572 3505

Al Badiya, Tilal Liwa Hotel, Abu Dhabi. Celebrate your love by planning the perfect romantic getaway on February 14 with your special someone and indulge in a five-course set menu. Price: From Dh499 per couple including a bottle of sparkling grape. Call: 02 894 6111

Quest, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi. Chef Benjamin has created a special one-off concept menu celebrating Valentine’s Day based on the theme of a first date. The First Date five-course menu includes an amuse bouche called Butterflies in the Stomach, a Starter named The Valentine’s Gift, a main called The Candlelit Dinner, a pre-dessert called Burning Passion and a dessert called Watching the Sunrise. Price: From Dh550 per person including a complimentary glass of quality bubbles. Call: 02 811 5666

Watatsumi, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai. If you plan to fall in love with gourmet flavours from Japan, or rendezvous under the stars in the outdoor seating area, Watatsumi has something for everyone playing cupid. Price: Dh895 for two including two glasses of bubbly. Call: 04 399 3373

Shades, The Address Dubai Marina, Dubai. Fall in love with the stunning al fresco poolside setting and feast on a delectable three-course menu with a complimentary vintage bottle and a box of handcrafted chocolates. Price: Dh665 per couple. Call: 04 436 7777

At.mosphere Lounge, At.mosphere, Burj Khalifa, Dubai. Take the express lift to level 122 of the world’s tallest building and enjoy a Valentine’s Day rendezvous for two, where the sparkling city skyline far below will be complemented by a four-course menu of world-class flavours. Price: Dh2,800 per couple for a window table including a bottle of rosé bubbly, Dh2,400 for a non-window table with a bottle of rosé bubbly. Call: 04 888 3444

Celebrating love

Fereastra uriasa, noua minune arhitecturala a Dubaiului

Oficialii Dubimagesaiului isi fac noi calcule de atragere a turistilor din lumea intreaga prin gandirea unui proiect arhitectural care e asteptat sa inregistreze un succes uluitor in urmatorii doi ani la nivel de vizitatori: „The Dubai Frame”, informeaza arabianbusiness.com. Fereastra Dubaiului sau Barwaz Dubai in limba araba, este o constructie inalta de 150 de metri in care s-au investit 120 milioane AED/ 32.3 milioane $ si va fi inceputa luna viitoare in Zabeel Park, conform municipalitatii orasului. Proiectul se asteapta sa fie finalizat in a doua jumatate a anului 2015. Mareata fereastra va lumina atat partea noua  a orasului cu al sau Burj Khalifa dar si partea veche cu Dubai Creek-ul si Deira.

Dubai wonders

Din poemele lui Fazza (printul Dubaiului)

Nu stim ce l-a facut pe printul Dubaiului sa scrie recent un poem cu titlul ” Do you love me or the Dirhams? Ma ShowThumbnail.aspxiubesti pe mine sau Dirhamii?„, dar cu siguranta la popularitatea de care se bucura Sheikh-ul Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Maktoum, Fazza pe numele de poet, versurile sale vor fi citite de milioane de admiratoare. Daca poemul este sau nu inspirat din realitate este greu sa aflam, tot ce putem face e sa citim si noi versurile postate pe GulfNews24 ale celui considerat de unii cel mai chipes print arab din lume.

Do you love me or the Dirhams? by Fazza

Choose one so I won’t be lost
If there is no understanding in relationships,
Even under the moonlight they might get lost.
True lovers always encourage their feelings,
Even the youngest of them all will appreciate it, He will never sell it away.
Your love is planted inside my heart; It is all for your gardening.
In my eyes you’re not like anybody else.
If time was unfair with me and, If they want my tears to fall down for goodbyes,
They should know, even when you are away, they will never be like you,
They are so small in my eyes I can barely see them, because my eyes only see the bright stars.
I’m both the sea and death.
I drown them and keep them away till I reach the land
But when I see you with them, I forget about them
It is like you cut your beloved heart very deeply,
You matter the most to me,
And the longing keeps increasing in me,
You are the moon and the sun,
You are the mellow(?) flowers
Fighters will  fight for you,
Musician will play their instrumentals for you,
And religious men would unite their prayers for
“ God bless you from their eyes”,
Go and tell the other girls about the people who died for you,
You’re the heaven in earth for them and the star in their sky,
The media will publish all about your qualities, you are sweetness whereever you go,
And when you come, some people will get confused, don’t mind them
They cannot buy your friendship,
And if anything can be bought with Dirhams
I would buy the years ahead of me before they get lost.
 

Royal poems

 

Unde pot manca expatii Emiratelor in timpul Ramadanului

Desi este o tara araba adiningflata in perioada Ramadanului, Emiratele Arabe ofera posibilitatea expatilor non musulmani sa isi ia mesele si gustarile in ritm propriu, nefiind necesar ca acestia sa astepte momentul Iftarului (prima masa ce incheie ziua de post) ca sa poata manca. Pentru acestia sunt valabile o serie de restaurante si fast-food-uri deschise pe timpul zilei sa poata comanda, insa discretia este obligatorie atunci cand o fac, din respect pentru localnici si religia acestora. Gulfnews.com vine cu o lista de restaurante pentru expatii EAU care se intreaba unde pot merge sa manance in perioada postului musulman:

The Ajman Palace- Encore Bistro- breakfast- 7 am- 12 pm, lunch 12- 6 pm.

Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa- Armani/Mediterraneo- a la carte menu for lunch during Ramadan,  breakfast buffet, Dh150, 6.30am-11am.

At.mosphere- Ramadan-inspired Late High Tea at the top of the Burj Khalida, with modern takes on Arabic favourites: basterma and zaatar quiche, date scones with date marmalade and clotted cream, and a selection of Arabic sweets, Dh290 per person, from 5.30-7.30pm

Carluccio’s- Marina Mall branch is open for take away and home delivery 11am until iftar. All other branches (Mirdif City Centre, Deira City Centre and Dubai Mall), open from Iftar until mall closing.

The Ivy-  Weekdays from 9am-4pm and 6.30pm-midnight. Weekends 6.30pm–midnight.

The Noodle House- Open as usual at Jumeriah Emirates Towers, DIFC and Madinat Jumeriah; Dubai Mall 7pm-3am.

Pantry Café- Open from 10am until late serving a bespoke take-away menu (select beverages, desserts, salads, sandwiches and pizzas). Iftar set menu only from sunset-8.30pm, after which entire Pantry Café menu will be available.

Le Meridien Mina Seyahi and Westin Dubai- Horizion has normal operations with background music, noon–5pm. Latest Recipe is serving buffet breakfast, 6-10.30am (11am Fri-Sun), a la carte lunch (noon-3pm) and a la carte dinner (6.30-11pm).

Park Hyatt- Café Arabesque is open all day. Breakfast, 6.30-11.30am; lunch, 12.30-4pm; Iftar from sunset to 9.30pm.

Ramada Chelsea Hotel, Barsha- Seasons is serving a breakfast buffet from 7-10.30am and an a la carte lunch menu from noon-3pm.

Urbano- Open noon-midnight, it’s the only place in Souk Al Bahar open during the day.

Wafi Pyramids- All restaurants — including Seville’s, Carter’s and Medzo — are open all day, everyday, during Ramadan.

Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa- Fairways is doing breakfast (6.30-11am) and lunch (12:20pm to 3pm).

Ultra Brasserie- The Emaar Square Building 4 restaurant is open for takeaway and delivery to offices throughout Emaar Square from 7am-5pm (no dine-in service).

In sistem deliveryPizza Hut- Delivery, noon-3am, Burger King: Delivery, 10am-3am, InterContinental Dubai: Anise serves breakfast (6.30-11am) only until Iftar, NKD Pizza: Delivery, 10.30am-4am.

Fiind o tara obisnuita sa gazduiasca diferite culturi si nationalitati, Emiratele Arabe Unite arata toleranta fata de obiceiurile straine si hainele occidentale. Astfel expatii stabiliti aici pot duce o viata similara tarii de origine, atat timp cat nu arata lipsa de respect fata de mentalitatea si societatea emirateza.

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Fite de Dubai- hotel pentru animale de companie!

Bogatasii EBeautiful-Siamese-siamese-cats-18845591-1600-1200miratelor au mai scapat de-o grija atunci cand vor sa se relaxeze-n strainatate si nu au cu cine-si lasa animalele de companie. Asta pentru ca noua fita „de Dubai”, conform site-ului de specialitate arabianbusiness.com, consta in construirea unui hotel special pentru caini si pisici de 835 metri patrati, in care s-au investit 14.7 milioane $ si care, dupa spusele municipalitatii, ar trebui sa fie gata pana la sfarsitul anului, mai exact in noiembrie. Hotelul este menit sa ofere facilitati de baza patrupedelor atunci cand stapanii lor nu pot fi alaturi de ele si in prezent 52% din constructie este gata. Noul hotel pentru animale domestice este parte a proiectului de piata destinat pasarilor, aflat in constructie in zona Al Warsan din Dubai.

Hussain Nassir Lootah, director general al municipiului Dubai a declarat ca proiectul a fost stabilit in urma unui studiu aprofundat cu privire la conditiile si cerintele de piata de animale domestice din Dubai,” si este probabil sa aiba un impact pozitiv direct” pe piata din Dubai. Acesta a mai adaugat ca spera ca proiectul sa stimuleze atat comertul cat si turismul in Dubai.

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