Thursday, 18 May 2017

UAE:443 Room Rixos Premium Dubai Open, Located At Jumeirah Beach Residence

The Rixos Premium Dubai – Rixos’ second property in the city and third in the UAE – opened its doors on Jumeirah Beach Residence on May 15.

The 443-room resort features a Nature Land Spa and Turkish Hammam (male and female), adults/kids pool, private beach and concept retail stores (Rodeo Drive, Via Rodeo and Ocean Drive) but will also reach out to executives with its 10 meeting venues and a ballroom which can host up to 850 guests.

Rooms categories include deluxe and premium (32-48sqm), corner suite/premium corner suite (48-53sqm), one-bedroom deluxe suite (84-94sqm), two-bedroom deluxe/premium suite (122-150sqm) and two-bedroom crystal suite (150sqm). Rooms contain 48-inch LED TVs and high-speed wifi.

The starting opening rate is Dhs750 (inclusive of breakfast).

F&B venues comprise Black Tap Craft Burgers, Lock Stock & Barrel bar, STK Steakhouse, Azure Beach, Luigia Ristorante, Turquoise all-day dining restaurant, Riviera Beach Grill (mediterranean) and Crystal lobby lounge.

Sky & Sea Adventures Dubai has teamed up with Reef Diving Centre to provide guests with a wide range of “adrenaline-charged” watersport and leisure activities.

Erkan Yildirim, VP of Operations, said it is seeing “steadfast growth” from Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and Qatar and will continue to push its ‘ultra-all-inclusive’ concept covering not only rooms, MICE and weddings but also F&B, shuttles, butler services and watersports.

A ramen restaurant and Japanese design store is opening in Dubai

Dubai’s food scene has almost everything. Want amazing cheap Iraqi-style fish? We’ve got it. Hankering for a Melbournian flat white? You can find those here. Fancy a five-star curry with Dubai Fountain views in an Armani-branded hotel? We’ve got you covered. Want to eat at one of Europe or LA’s trendiest restaurant brands? You can.

There’s one thing that’s been lacking, however, and that’s a shop dedicated to the art of the humble noodle’s most glorious soup dish: ramen.

Well, a new shop called Yui is opening in the next week or two in Dubai Design District (aka, the city’s new foodie hotspot – we’re calling it) that will be dedicated to healthy ramen noodles and onigiri (aka, rice balls – these make the perfect snacks).

When exactly the restaurant will open we’re not yet sure of – but we do know it will be in the next week or so, and we’ll definitely keep you updated.

The store will also sell detox juices, Japanese bakery goods and will serve speciality coffee. The coffee part of the store will be run by Fuglen, a famous Norwegian coffee and cocktail brand that’s also taken off in Tokyo.

Besides ramen and Norwegian coffee (a random combo, but we’ll take it) the new site in D3 will also be home to Frame and Dwell, design stores selling Japanese fashion, cool homewares and vintage records. Brands on offer include Medium (Japanese toys), Hasami Porcelain (from Japan), L:A Bruket beauty products from Sweden and heaps of Japanese clothing labels.