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Want Her to Say Yes? Best places to PROPOSE based on her ZODIAC SIGN

As we begin to approach wedding season, you may be thinking about popping the big question to your other half. However, we know this is easier said than done as it’s important to make this moment the best it can be.  

The experts at decided to give a helping hand to those deciding to propose, asking  3,178 women where their ideal proposal would take place. Psychic World then allocated the best proposals according to star signs.

Where to propose based on her zodiac si

Aries – in the air!

If your lady is an Aries, then you should not propose to her the conventional way. In fact, most Aries women surveyed said they would love an adrenaline fuelled proposal such as jumping out of a plane, doing bungee jumping, or in a hot air balloon, as they’re impulsive and don’t like to fit in with the crowd. So, if you would like an Aries to say yes, make sure you get over your fear of heights.

Taurus – at a family gathering

If you are going to propose to a Taurus, the best way to do it is at a family gathering. Taurus people are very family orientated and love having their loved ones around them. Sharing this experience with them would be the ultimate proposal!

Gemini – on a private beach

Everyone says Geminis love attention, so naturally you would think to propose in public, right? Wrong! Most of the Gemini women who took part in the survey said they would like something romantic, private, yet memorable. So, hiring a private beach for you to pop the question will do the trick!

Cancer – in a wooden cabin

Cancers love to love, and they crave romantic scenarios. Most of the women under the Cancer zodiac sign said their ideal proposal place would be a wooden cabin in the heart of a mountain, ideally surrounded by snow and prosecco.

Leo – in a restaurant

Leos are fiery and they are not necessarily known for their modesty. In fact, they are usually very hard working and they like people to see how well they are doing. Most Leo women have said their ideal proposal destination is in fact a restaurant, surrounded by clapping people!

Virgo – at home

Virgos are some of the most hardworking signs of the zodiac, and they especially love to put a lot of work in making their home perfect. Which explains why most Virgo women said they would love a proposal in the comfort of their own home!

Libra – in Paris

Libras are ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty, so they enjoy being surrounded by it. Hence, it’s no surprise that most women surveyed said they would be head over heels for a proposal in the most romantic city in the world – Paris! 

Scorpio – on a city break

If you are planning on proposing to a Scorpio, we understand you may feel a little intimidated. But if you constantly show her how committed you are to her and the relationship, she will come out of her shell. And if you do that, something as simple as proposing during a city break would be more than perfect!

Sagittarius – while scuba diving 

Sagittarius are born adventurers. They love traveling and exploring new things and your proposal should reflect that. In fact, most Sagittarius women surveyed said they would love a quirky proposal, such as one underwater!

Capricorn – in a castle

Capricorns are quite traditional. They like following rules and conventions. They are also detailed orientated and natural perfectionists, so what’s more picture-perfect than proposing in a castle? Most Capricorn women said that would make for a fairy tale proposal!

Aquarius – in a garden

Aquarius’ are attracted to picturesque, colourful places, and while they sometimes can seem emotionless, they are deep down very romantic. If you are looking to propose to an Aquarius, then the best place to do that is in a beautiful flower garden.

Pisces – on a boat

Perhaps as the name suggests, Pieces love being near water, whether that’s the ocean, a river or a lake. They would be in their element if you decide to take them on a romantic boat sail when getting down on one knee.  

Additionally, please refer to the Dropbox link below for high resolution images of the locations considered in this study for each sign. If you would like to use them, we just ask that the appropriate copyright is included. 

Fotos: Shutterstock

Centara Hotels & Resorts Accelerates Expansion in 2020 with Eight New Hotels and Resorts in Four New Countries

Thailand’s leading hotel operator reveals plans to add almost 2,000 new rooms across multiple markets in 2020, as it moves towards its target of becoming a top 100 global hotel group

As the world enters a new decade, Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is accelerating its global expansion with plans to open new hotels and resorts in some of the world’s most dynamic destinations.

In 2020, Centara expects to open eight new properties, adding four countries to the company’s world map and enhancing its leadership position in Thailand. This will increase the group’s worldwide inventory by almost 2,000 rooms and suites, in line with a strategic plan to make Centara a top 100 global hotel operator within five years.

As part of this expansion, Centara’s highly anticipated first resort of its new luxury brand will be unveiled at the end of 2020, following the refurbishment and repositioning of Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui. This popular beachfront retreat closed temporarily in 2019 to facilitate an extensive upgrade. Its grand reopening in late 2020 will mark the launch of Centara’s sixth hotel brand, the name of which will be announced shortly.

Centra by Centara Cha Am Beach Resort Hua Hin is expected to open in April 2020. Located on pristine Cha-Am Beach,this190-room and suite hotel will be surrounded by attractions, including theme parks, golf courses, retail outlets and a Royal palace. COSI, Centara’s affordable lifestyle brand, will also drive Centara’s domestic growth in Thailand. After the recent addition of hotels in Pattaya and Koh Samui, this cutting-edge concept will enter another popular beach resort destination in Q4, with the launch of the 142-room COSI Krabi Ao Nang Beach.

Southeast Asia will be a major focus area for Centara in 2020. The company will plant its flag in two new countries this year; the 95-room Centara KMA Resort Inle Lake will become its first location in Myanmar in Q2, and the 162-room Centara Plumeria Resort Pakse will launch in Q4 to mark Centara’s introduction to Laos. Both properties will bring international-standard accommodation to their respective markets, which are rising in popularity with travellers. Moving forward, Centara will enter several exciting new destinations in both countries, including Luang Prabang, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed former capital of Laos and the country’s capital, Vientiane.

The Middle East is another key region, with several new hotels and resorts preparing to welcome their first guests this year. In Qatar, The B Premiere Hotel, an 85-room property under the Centara Boutique Collection, will be introduced in Q2. Then in Q4, Centara will enter the UAE with the 607-key Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai – an outstanding family-friendly themed resort that will comprise 607 rooms and suites and a wealth of activities for all ages, including a lazy river, waterslides, cliff jumping, multiple restaurants, a kids’ club, SPA Cenvaree and its first kids spa.

In parallel with the development of its portfolio, Centara will continue to roll out its new guest experiences, including Staying Well, which promotes a healthier way to travel, and Meetings Redesigned, an innovative one-stop service for the MICE sector.

Finally, Centara will accelerate the implementation of its companywide Sustainability Plan in 2020, which includes the elimination of single-use plastic products, such as straws, bags, bottles and food containers, the reduction of food waste, and the expansion of its support for local farmers, rural communities and small-scale sustainable producers.

Centara Hotels & Resorts will showcase its entire global portfolio and pipeline of properties at ITB Berlin from 4th to 6th March 2020, at Hall 26B – No.223.

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JW Marriott Debuts in Oman’s Historic Capital with Opening of JW Marriott Muscat

Adjacent to the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, the New Hotel Offers a Fresh take on Luxury

JW Marriott, part of Marriott International, Inc., announced the opening of JW Marriott Muscat today, setting the stage for distinctive experiences in Oman’s historic capital. Located in the heart of Muscat’s new business hub, within the Sultanate’s largest urban development project Madinat Al-Irfan, the hotel is an integral part of the prestigious Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) precinct. Directly linked to the OCEC, it also provides easy access to key city landmarks including Muscat Old Town, Royal Opera House, Old Souq and Mattrah Corniche.

“The debut of JW Marriott in Muscat marks an exciting milestone for the brand in the Middle East and Africa as we continue to grow our footprint and deliver an elevated and warm luxury experience,” said Mitzi Gaskins, Vice President & Global Brand Leader, JW Marriott. “The hotel’s extensive offerings encourage guests to live in the present and pursue their best selves while immersing themselves in the culturally authentic experiences of this enchanting city.”

Designed to allow guests to focus on feeling whole, JW Marriott Muscat is a true representation of JW Marriott’s mission to providing enriching experiences that enable guests to live with intent. The property offers spaces to be present in mind, nourished in body and revitalized in spirit; including special mindful moments in dedicated areas throughout. Hotel guests can participate in a series of daily rituals that help transport them into a refuge of calm; each of which includes a five to 10-minute activity that enables them to be more aware, present, focused and inspired:

· The ‘108 Steps’ ritual brings people together by encouraging guests to walk in a circle clockwise, silently counting their steps to the number 108 to cultivate mental discipline and as a gesture of respect for the natural flow of life

· The ‘Words to Inspire’ ritual invites guests to choose words from a bowl and envision themselves being an embodiment of the word, leaving them feeling positive and inspired

· ‘Your Best Day’ ritual is about visualization of what is important to each guest and built around self-acknowledgment

Overlooking inspiring surroundings, JW Marriott Muscat features 304 guest rooms and suites, many of them offering views of Oman’s wadis, spectacular natural valleys flowing with water. With 2500 square meters of banqueting space flooded with natural daylight and equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology, the new property is the perfect place to host artfully choreographed meetings and events. Whether it is a small board meeting, a large conference, a social gathering or a wedding, the hotel offers space and choice with two large ballrooms and six meeting rooms. Directly linked to the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) precinct, JW Marriott Muscat invites business travellers to benefit from the acclaimed ‘Events by JW’ service, including multi-lingual and experienced event planners and tailored menus. JW Marriott Muscat houses the largest Executive Lounge in the country and is the first hotel to have an exclusive lounge for airline crew.

Oman’s rich local produce is at the heart of JW Marriott Muscat’s food and beverage philosophy, with five restaurants and lounges to ensure the culinary experiences at the hotel fulfil every taste and desire. The all-day dining found at Kitchen 7 offers a tasteful selection of international buffets, Asian woks, Middle Eastern grills and Indian tandoors with an interactive show kitchen. Fire cooking lovers can enjoy sophisticated grills with a sparkling flair at Pink Salt; nature and the crafts of a botanist inspire the refreshing and creative beverages at Tonika; while Butter Buns gastropub houses the city’s best burgers, creating exceptional flavors. Guests can also relax and enjoy the Mediterranean vibe and entertainment from sunrise to sunset at the property’s CATCH pool bar.

A rejuvenating Spa by JW, offers signature treatments organized by four distinct benefits – renewal, calmness, invigoration and indulgence – as well as sauna and steam room facilities. Additional leisure facilities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, three outdoor swimming pools, a floodlit tennis court and a multipurpose court for basketball, volleyball and badminton.

JW Marriott Muscat is an LEED gold compliant – a stringent green-building standard set by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) reinforcing the property’s sustainable and environmental stewardship.

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The Westin Resort & Spa Ubud, Bali Welcomes Travelers To A Serene Wellness Escape

Get Ready to Rise at this tropical resort featuring complete rejuvenation, signature wellness experiences, and breathtaking scenery

Westin Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of its latest Bali Resort, The Westin Resort & Spa Ubud, Bali, located amidst a rich expanse of rice paddies, ancient temples, and lush greenery. Embracing the brand’s core pillars of Eat Well, Move Well and Sleep Well, the new Westin Resort & Spa Ubud, Bali is inviting guests to explore a restorative family destination devoted to personal wellness and recovery.

“We are thrilled to open the second Westin resort in Bali, which invites our guests to rejuvenate in Ubud, the spiritual heart of the island,” said Mike Fulkerson, Vice President, Brand & Marketing, Asia-Pacific, Marriott International, “Nestled in the stunning tropical terraces of Ubud, this property will enhance our proposition as a hospitality leader in wellness by offering signature programs under the key pillars: Move Well, Sleep Well, Eat Well, Play Well,Feel Welland Work Well.”

The Westin Resort & Spa Ubud, Bali features 120 contemporary guestrooms, suites and villas, each equipped with the brand’s signature Heavenly® Bed and Heavenly® Bath that deliver total relaxation. Additionally, there are two private Pool Villas that offer an intimate experience for larger groups and families with prime views overlooking the entire resort.

“As both a marathon runner and wellness enthusiast, I’m very excited to welcome guests of all ages to The Westin Resort & Spa Ubud, Bali. Ubud is a leading cultural and wellness destination, and the arrival of this resort, with its wealth of wellness programs and Eat Well dining options, will only enhance its appeal as a destination.” said Titus Rosier, General Manager of The Westin Resort & Spa Ubud, Bali.

The resort also has numerous dining options, including the all-day dining venue Tabia – featuring hand-painted murals by local artists, this restaurantoffers international cuisine, local specialties, and healthy dishes from Westin’s Eat Well menu. Tall Trees offers a splendid dining experience complemented with an unrivalled view of the river and tropical forest, highlighting flavors inspired by ancient recipes in which fresh ingredients are cooked in a wood-burning oven to seal in the natural flavors. Tasty light bites, refreshing cocktails and drinks are available at The Lobby Bar that is set in a full bar concept with a smart design.

Guests can relax and recharge at the resort’s Heavenly Spa by WestinTM, which offers signature treatments to recover from jet lag, as well as massages that are inspired by local mythology, such as Heavenly Ritual – a couple’s spa experience that draws inspiration from the mythical Balinese dance “Oleg Tamulilingan”. The relaxing spa facilities feature five treatment rooms as well as four outdoor spa pavilions overlooking the natural scenery, plus a jacuzzi and steam room. An open-air pavilion with stunning views of the surrounding landscape is also available for early-risers to partake in morning yoga and meditation classes.

Guests looking to stay fit while traveling can make use of the 24/7 Westin WORKOUT® fitness center that is complete with TRX and state-of-the-art fitness equipment. The hotel offers its signature Gear Lending program, providing New Balance® shoes and athletic wear for guests who like to pack light. The local Run Concierge is also available to provide guided group runs along a natural 5km trail through the lush green hillside and picturesque rice paddle fields. In addition, the resort also features an expansive infinity pool overlooking jungle foliage that’s suspended above the winding Wos River. Kids can splash around the nearby children’s pool which features a miniature waterfall that blends in with the natural surroundings and is situated next to the Westin Family Kids Club.

The Westin Resort & Spa Ubud, Bali also features a flexible 160-square-meter of meeting spaces and the Westin Meetings program for productive gatherings. Other facilities include an onsite concierge, business center, gift shop, valet and self-parking.

In addition to relaxing at the resort, guests can visit the center of Ubud within a short driving distance from the resort. The Ubud Palace showcases classic Balinese architecture and hosts regular traditional dance and music performances, or guests can shop for souvenirs and local handicrafts at the numerous boutiques and Ubud Market. Other attractions include the Ubud Monkey Forest, Tegalalang Rice Terrace, and Tegenungan Waterfall.

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Marriott International Signs Landmark Deal To Open World’s Largest Fairfield By Marriott Hotel In Makkah, Saudi Arabia

2,600-room hotel would be the largest Fairfield, and brand’s first in Middle East and Africa

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced that it has signed a landmark agreement with Nahdet Al-Mashaer to open a 2,600-room Fairfield by Marriott property in Makkah. The agreement is expected to deliver the first Fairfield by Marriott property to the Middle East and Africa region, create the largest Fairfield hotel in the world and bring one of the largest hotels to the growing religious destination of Makkah. Construction for the Fairfield by Marriott Makkah Al Naseem has already commenced and the hotel is slated to open in 2023.

“We are thrilled to be working with Nahdet Al-Mashaerto create a distinctive Fairfield by Marriott that will serve Makkah, the sought-out destination for rising numbers of religious pilgrims,” said Jerome Briet, Marriott International, Chief Development Officer, Middle East and Africa. “We expect this hotel will become a popular destination, especially given the strong demand for high-quality lodging in the Holy City.”

The Fairfield by Marriott Makkah Al Naseem is set to rise in five towers in the Al Naseem district and in close proximity to the Grand Mosque. Plans call for 2,600 well-appointed spacious, modern suites that would separate areas for working and sleeping. The property’s public spaces and lounge areas are expected to feature the Fairfield brand’s “Modern Calm” aesthetic, which embraces open layouts, multi-functional space and natural light. Plans also call for signature amenities such as complimentary hot breakfast and coffee, fitness center and a lobby market open 24/7.

When it opens, the property is expected to welcome guests visiting on pilgrimage or business with friendly service and comfortable spaces that offer the flexibility to work and rest while staying productive on the road. The brand’s Fairfield Guarantee delivers a simple promise to provide each guest with an inviting and effortless experience all at a great value. The Fairfield by Marriott brand currently has more than 1,000 open hotels in the U.S., as well as Latin America, Mexico and Asia.

“As a company, we remain focused on developing projects that further enhance Makkah as one of the most important destinations in Saudi Arabia while supporting the overall growth and development of the Kingdom,” said Emad Hejazi, Chairman of Nahdet Al-Mashaer. “We are excited to collaborate with Marriott International to open the Fairfield by Marriott Makkah Al Naseem, which will be one of the largest hotels in the Holy City. The reliability of the Fairfield by Marriott brand, Marriott’s world-class service standards and the central location of the property, will make it an ideal hotel destination for those visiting for Umrah and Haj when the property opens in 2023.”

Saudi Arabia is currently Marriott International’s second-largest market in the Middle East, with a portfolio that consists of 29 properties and over 8,000 rooms across nine brands and nine cities. The company expects to add 20 properties and more than 6,500 rooms across the Kingdom by 2024. Marriott’s development pipeline is expected to generate 6,000 new jobs in the country.

Note on Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of federal securities laws, including the number of lodging properties Marriott may add in the future, the potential for growth in certain markets or sectors, and similar statements concerning possible future events or expectations that are not historical facts. We caution you that these statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including changes in market conditions; changes in global and regional economies; supply and demand changes for hotel rooms; competitive conditions in the lodging industry; relationships with clients and property owners; the availability of capital to finance property growth and refurbishment; and other risk factors that Marriott identifies in its most recent annual report on Form 10-K or quarterly report on Form 10-Q. Any of these factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations we express or imply here. We make these statements as of the date of this press release, and we assume no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,200 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 134 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company now offers one travel program, Marriott Bonvoy™, replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®(SPG). For more information, please visit our website at, and for the latest company news, visit In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

About Fairfield by Marriott
Fairfield by Marriott is designed to deliver a seamless stay through trusted service and warm, inviting spaces. In addition to complimentary Wi-Fi and hot breakfast, Fairfield offers thoughtfully designed rooms and suites that provide separate living, working and sleeping areas. With over 1,000 properties around the globe, Fairfield is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit For more information or reservations, visit, become a fan on Facebook or follow @FairfieldHotels on

About Nahdet Al-Mashaer
Nahdet Al-Mashaer is a hospitality firm established with aim to provide services to the pilgrims visiting Holy Mosque of Makkah. Since its existence, it has served thousands of pilgrims every year and has established its name as a reputable organization in the local Hospitality Market. Nahdet Al-Mashaer has teamed up with Marriott International to enhance the quality of service being provided to the pilgrims.


Animalul simbol al Emiratelor Arabe Unite şi implicit al Dubaiului, cămila este preţuită aşa cum este şi vaca pentru Elveţia. Iar pentru că turiştii sunt dornici să le privească, să le atingă, să le hrănească şi chiar să admire apusul în deşert călare pe cămilă, am adunat informaţii interesante despre aceste mamifere erbivore şi vi le propunem pentru următoarea vacanţă în Dubai.

Cămila joacă un rol important în cultura arabă. Ea nu este doar un animal care aduce beneficii, ci şi un simbol. În ciuda faptului că o cămilă dă mai puţin lapte decât o vacă, este interesantă şi din alte puncte de vedere, de expemplu: vara, când deşertul este fierbinte, ea poate rezista pâna la 5 zile fără apă, iar iarna chiar şi câteva săptămâni. Aceste animale reţin apa în
tot corpul, nu doar în cocoaşe.

Muzeul cămilei din Dubai
Cămila aparţine culturii beduine din Dubai, cultură în care turiştii pot pătrunde adânc cu ajutorul Muzeului Cămilei. Acest muzeu este situat în cartierul Al Shindagha, pe malul râului Creek din Dubai şi se află într-un staul vechi de cămile. Clădirea a fost restaurată în anul 1940 şi îi aparţinea şeicului Rashid
bin Saeed Al Maktoum, al optulea conducător al Emiratelor Arabe, care a participat şi la înfiinţarea Federaţiei Emiratelor Arabe Unite. Aici te poţi informa despre animale, anatomia acestora, foloasele lor şi legăturile speciale care există între om şi animal. Un simulator face posibilă chiar şi vizionarea virtuală a unei întreceri între cămile.

O întâlnire culinară cu cămila
Carnea de cămilă este considerată o delicatesă în Dubai. iubitor de carne ar trebui să guste neapărat carnea de cămilă, fie ca burger, friptură sau carpaccio. Carnea este fragedă şi seamănă la gust cu carnea de vită. Este cea mai bogată în proteine dintre toate sortimentele de carne şi conţine foarte puţină grăsime. Aceste delicatese se pot savura, de exemplu, în Local House din districtul istoric Al Fahidi. Aici se găsesc cei mai buni burgeri din carne de cămilă din Emiratele Arabe Unite. Laptele de cămilă folosit ca „leac miraculos“ Celor cărora nu le place carnea, le este recomandat, în schimb, să încerce laptele de cămilă, care este cunoscut drept aurul alb lichid şi a simţit o adevărată apreciere în ultimii ani.

Laptele de cămilă
a evoluat de la alimentul de bază al beduinilor la produsul unui stil de viaţă modern. Iubitorilor de cafea li se oferă chiar şi „Camelatte“ sau „Camelcino“. Laptele acesta nu are un gust aparte, ca şi laptele de oaie sau de capră, dar este foarte slab, sănătos şi este considerat un adevărat leac miraculos. Acest aliment este bogat în vitamine şi proteine şi este tolerat chiar şi de cei cu intoleranţă la lactoză. Se experimentează, pe lângă utilizarea lui în arta culinară, şi foloasele acestuia pe plan medical. Se presupune că acesta ar
avea un efect pozitiv asupra celor care suferă de diabet, psoriazis, cancer sau boli autoimune.

Savoarea ciocolatei din laptele de cămilă
Un alt produs care se obţine şi din lapte de cămilă este ciocolata. Produsele mărcii de renume Al Nassma, administrată în Dubai de germanul Martin van Almsick, se evidenţiază printr-un gust extraordinar cu o notă uşor sărată. Această ciocolată este disponibilă în 5 variante: cu condimente orientale, cu lapte, Animalul simbol al Emiratelor Arabe Unite şi implicit al Dubaiului, cămila este preţuită aşa cum este şi vaca pentru Elveţia. Iar pentru că turiştii sunt dornici să le privească, să le atingă, să le hrănească şi chiar să admire apusul în deşert călare pe cămilă, am adunat informaţii interesante despre aceste mamifere erbivore şi vi le propunem pentru următoarea vacanţă în Dubai.
Întrecere de cămile în Dubai Turmă de cămile în Dubai CĂMILA – Dattel, cu portocale Macadamia sau cu un procent de 70% cacao. Pe această cale, cei care îşi petrec concediul în Dubai, pot lua o bucăţică din el cu ei acasă.

Camelcious – impresii de la o fermă cu lapte de cămiă
Laptele de cămilă se produce, printre altele, la ferma EmiratesIndustry for Camel Milk and Products şi se află la jumătate de oră distanţă de Dubai. La această fermă traiesc 4700 de cămile şi 50 de tauri. Această fermă distribuie pe piaţă atât marca de lapte „Camelicious“, cât şi ciocolata Al Nassma. Tot
în acest loc se experimentează şi utilizarea laptelui pe plan medical şi beneficiile acestuia.

Vizitarea unei ferme de cămile la „Kamel-Uschi“
Deşertul le oferă turiştilor posibilitatea să vadă o cămilă de aproape. La o oră distanţă de Dubai se află ferma de cămile a nemţoaicei Ursula Musch, cunoscută sub numele „Kamel- Uschi“, care creşte aici şi cămile pentru întreceri. Ea este de origine şvabă şi trăieşte de peste 20 de ani în Dubai, aducându-le turiştilor, cultura şi bucătăria beduinilor mai aproape. Îşi serveşte oaspeţii cu ceai şi prăjituri, dar şi cu bucate tradiţionale din bucătăria autentică. Puteţi iniţia o aventură cu cămile la ferma acesteia optând, de exemplu, pentru o plimbare cu cămila, o seară autentică sau un pachet de aventură personalizat.

Pentru cei interesaţi de sport: întrecerei cu cămile
Întrecerea cămilelor este sportul naţional al Dubaiului şi garantează amintiri impresionante şi fotografii minunate. Întrecerile au loc în lunile de iarnă, din septembrie pâna în martie, şi de cele mai multe ori dimineaţa foarte devreme.
Tehnologia performantă a intrat în acest sport, deoarece în loc de jochei se folosesc roboţi. Aceştia au 70 centimetri, cântăresc cca. 25 kilograme, sunt dotaţi cu GPS şi pot fi ghidaţi cu ajutorul unei telecomenzi. Cămilele ating pe pistă o viteză de 70 kilometri pe oră.

Un altfel de Polo
Un alt sport practicat în Dubai este Polo-ul cu cămile. Polo Equestrian Club, situat în vecinatatea lui Studio City, oferă, pe lângă altele, şi posibilitatea de a testa singur sportul lor tradiţional. Nu sunt necesare cunoştinţe. Prima dată jucătorii învaţă regulile jocului de Polo, apoi se avântă singuri pe gazon. Cine se simte mai în siguranţă în şaua unui cal, poate călări la Polo Equestian Club, iar copiii pot face şi ei o plimbare cu poneiul.

Oglindă, oglinjoară … Bun venit la concursul de frumuseţe destinat

La prima vedere, cămilele pot fi pentru europeni orice altceva decât magnifice, dar în zona respectivă există chiar şi concursuri de frumuseţe destinate cămilelor. Criteriile decisive ale concursului sunt: un cap puternic, un spate înalt, un gât lung, cocoaşe simetrice, mari, cât şi o blană lucioasă. Propietarul celei mai frumoase cămile câştigă o maşină din clasa celor de lux. Spectatorii urmăresc întreg concursul, savurând un ceai, pe ecrane mari, de la o tribună
în stil beduin.

Suveniruri pentru acasă
Cămile vesele şi colorate se găsesc la Camel Company, în magazinele
din incinta Mall-ului din Dubai sau în Online-Shop.
Compania aeriană a Emiratelor Arabe zboară zilnic din numeroase
oraşe europene spre Dubai. Multe dintre aceste zboruri se
desfăşoară cu îndrăgitele nave amiral ale Emiratelor, A380. Pasagerii
companiei aeriene Emirates profită de limita generoasă de
bagaje de până la 35 kilograme la clasa Economy şi 40 kilograme
la clasa Business. Pe lângă acest lucru, pasagerii de la bord se pot
bucura la toate clasele, în mod repetat, de programul de divertisment
ice cu peste 2.500 de canale On-demand.


On 1st May 2020, 7Pines Kempinski Ibiza, formerly 7Pines Resort Ibiza, will open for its third season. This will be the first time guests can experience the luxury lifestyle concept following the announcement in October 2019 of the strategic brand alliance between 12.18., 7Pines’ owner company, and Kempinski Hotels, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group.

Nestled on the edge of a pine forest bordering the sea on the west coast of the island, 7Pines Kempinski Ibiza offers the height of laid-back luxury and Ibizan flair. An all-suite clifftop resort set in whitewashed Ibicenco-style homes that respect the island’s authentic design with contemporary touches, 7Pines Kempinski Ibiza offers a relaxed interpretation of luxury, privacy and beautiful surroundings for guests in its 185 spacious suites. Completing the offering, the resort also encompasses exceptional food and beverages, a comprehensive spa and wellness offering and unparalleled discreet, personalised service. The resort’s very own fleet of three Pershing yachts are on hand for guest charter.

The beauty of Ibiza in the off-season is no longer a secret. This year, early island visitors and residents alike will be able to experience one restaurant and the spa and wellness centre at the resort which are opening from 13th March onwards. Cone Club will welcome guests from Friday to Sunday for late lunch under the Ibizan sun and tapas and drinks during the Sunset Rituals, an event launched in 2019 with a DJ playing chilled out Balearic sounds to celebrate the end of the day and pay tribute to each sunset. Pure Seven spa will open from Wednesday to Sunday and offer yoga sessions and other wellness activities as well as a range of beauty and wellbeing treatments such as facials and massages.
To stay at the resort and get the full experience, guests will have to wait for the reopening on 1st May 2020 but can take advantage of the Early Booker offer, a special rate including 30% savings and daily breakfast, valid for bookings made by 1st March.

Six Senses Laamu Introduces Blackwater Diving in the Maldives

Discover the Deep Dwellers with Deep Blue Divers

For many guests, diving at Six Senses Laamu is a special experience because of guaranteed encounters with megafauna including manta rays, sharks and turtles; common finds in the abundant dive sites of Laamu Atoll, which guests enjoy all to themselves. Now the resort’s dive center, Deep Blue Divers, is ready to present the atoll’s uniqueness in a different light. It has become the first premium resort to introduce blackwater diving in the Maldives, which is gaining popularity across the globe among many dive enthusiasts.

The blackwater diving experience is different from a typical day or night dive. It takes place in the open ocean, with divers drifting with the current in mid-water. Divers are guided by a string of LED lights attached to a vertical rope tethered to a surface-floating buoy. The lights also attract the deep dwelling, often alien-looking micro creatures, emerging vertically every night from the abyss of the ocean in search of food, in one of the greatest migrations happening on the planet.

„We are very lucky to be some of the first divers to witness this in the Maldives. There is no specific area or special time of the night to do this dive. Ocean creatures we would never normally encounter are drawn from the depths and darkness to feed on zooplankton that are attracted to the lights,“ explained Philippa Roe, one of the senior marine biologists working with the resort’s Maldives Underwater Initiative (MUI).

Many of these critters, usually smaller than a human thumb, are ethereal reef fish in their juvenile phase, or invertebrates such as pygmy squids, fluorescent bristle worms and rainbow-pulsating comb jellies. “Expect the unexpected, because most, if not all, of the discoveries you make on a blackwater dive will be new to you. If you are lucky, they may be new to science as well,” exclaimed Marteyne van Well, general manager of Six Senses Laamu and an avid diver, who is also among the first people to experience the blackwater dive in Laamu Atoll.

Up-close and personal encounters with these wonders of the nocturnal pelagic sea life, against the striking black background, create perfect photo opportunities for underwater photographers and a fascinating experience for the adventurous divers to feed their sense of adventure.

“No two blackwater dives are ever the same, even when going several nights in a row. And each dive yields unexpected new treasures for everyone from novices to the most experienced divers,” commented Sascha Janson, resident photo pro at Deep Blue Divers. There is no specific training required to do a blackwater dive but any diver with good buoyancy skills can participate in this experience.

Deep Blue Divers is a PADI Five Star dive center, which is also Green Star awarded for its commitment to ocean conservation.

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Six Senses Laamu is the only resort in the Laamu Atoll. Deep in the Indian Ocean, it is surrounded by a beautiful coral house reef. Most of the villas and facilities are built overwater; however, beach villas and on-land dining are also available. All villas offer a sense of privacy and seclusion, with an amazing view of the ocean and Maldivian nature.

Six Senses Laamu offers a wide range of dining options and cuisine from around the world, an ice cream parlor, an over-water wine cellar and a signature Chill bar. Many activities and excursions are available on land, in water and underwater, in addition to the Six Senses Spa.

Katar șeici bogați și mult sclipici

Pe turiștii care vizitează Katar, nu îi așteaptă un al doilea Dubai, ci mai degrabă un Portofino în mijlocul deșertului. Capitala micului stat Katar din golful arabic vuiește, vibrează și fascinează. Dar Doha nu vrea să fie un alt Dubai, pentru că Dubai este catalogat aici ca fiind chicios, colorat și fară cultură. Doha se simte mai degrabă ca Portofino.

Katar se află în nord-estul peninsulei arabice. Micul stat are o tradiție bogată în navigatori, unde principala sursă de venit a fost pescuitul și pescuitul de perle. Prin venitul din Țiței și gaz, Katar are azi al doilea cel mai mare venit pe locuitor din lume și este țara care s-a dezvoltat cel mai rapid. În ciuda faptului că este cea mai rezervată țară din punct de vedere al proiectelor, Katar nu și-a pierdut niciodată moștenirea culturală. Peninsula deține o linie de coastă mare cu numeroase golfuri și plaje de nisip, se impune, din punct de vedere arhitectural și istoric, prin moschee și muzee nenumărate. Muzeul pentru arta islamică și Heritage Village te invită să le vizitezi. Katar este un paradis pentru iubitorii de natură, prin cele peste 250 de specii de păsări.

Doha, capitala Katarului, se află într-un golf cu forma unei semilune. În secolul al XIX-lea au apărut primele așezări. Highlightul optic al golfului este Corniche, o promenadă pe plajă cu o panoramă spectaculoasă asupra golfului. Doha este unul dintre orașele care s-au dezvolat cel mai repede din lume. Între timp, au fost restaurate clădirile tradiționale precum fostul palat, muzeul national și cetatea Doha din Centru. Doha oferă, începând de la restaurante extravagante de 5 stele și hoteluri, Shisha Bars până la Souks originare și piețe, o combinație unică între tradiție și modernism. Doha, organizatorul „Asian Games 2012“ este centrul cultural și economic al țării. Iar în 2022 în Katar se va desfășura campionatul de fotbal FIFA.