In Brief


New facilities at Sheraton Dubai Creek gym
THE Creek Health Club at Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, which underwent a Dh250,000 refurbishment, gives you one more reason to work up a sweat to combat today’s active lifestyle.

With the new look comes a complete range of gym facilities supplied by TechnoGym. Fitness enthusiasts can look forward to the latest in cardio innovations and the modern Excite Line, all fitted with the latest technology.

Al Corniche Club to boast hydro facilities
Friedrich Schneider, MD of internationally renowned Swiss hydro-engineering specialists Schneider Aquatec AG (Aquatec), visited Kuwait to put the finishing touches to the sophisticated hydro facilities of Al Corniche Club, the luxury health and leisure complex scheduled to open later this year. The Club’s indoor hydro-pool can be booked by members and their guests to enjoy a range of features that read like a spa menu and include body massage jets, air-bubble loungers, a neck shower and air tub as well as the option to adjust background music, lighting and aroma to suit personal preference.

Park Hyatt Dubai welcomes first guest
Park Hyatt, Dubai’s first city centre luxury retreat recently welcomed its first guest, John B. Craig, vice-president of Boeing for the Middle East. Park Hyatt Dubai, a 225-room luxury hotel adjacent to the world famous Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, is now open. Pablo Graf, general manager of Park Hyatt said, “The hotel is designed to be an elegant sanctuary in the heart of this vibrant city, it is a joy to finally open the doors of this most luxurious and stylish residence.”

Hot rates at Danat Resort Jebel Dhanna
The first deluxe holiday destination on the west coast of Abu Dhabi emirate, Danat Resort Jebel Dhanna, is offering a value-added rate for UAE residents to spend two nights discovering the luxury resort. The special summer package includes two nights in a seaside room and buffet breakfast for two – weekday or weekend – until October 31, 2005, for only Dh600 net. “At Danat Resort Jebel Dhanna, we know we can fit the bill, from our friendly staff, unpolluted waters of the Gulf and the wide range of restaurants, which all combine to provide a secluded and peaceful environment that is perfect for a real getaway,” said general manager Manoj Kanwal.

Liwa Hotel makes for great getaway
Pack your bags, fill the cool-box and head for the desert for a weekend getaway with friends at Liwa Hotel, which offers villas in the heart of the historic Empty Quarter. The spacious, air-conditioned three-bedroom villas are available for nightly, weekend or weekly rental, and come fully equipped with three double bedrooms, three bathrooms, a sitting room, kitchen, dining room and a private swimming pool with BBQ facilities.

Fine dining festival at Ritz-Carlton, Dubai
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai announced the second Festival of Fine Dining, a three-day celebration of culinary arts. The hotel’s restaurants and fine dining venues offer the perfect ambience for such an event. From September 14 to16, the hotel will welcome the fellowship and the skills of chefs and experts who are masters in their chosen fields. Renowned chefs from Germany, Japan, Italy, Switzerland and Australia will join the hotel’s own executive chef, Anthony Hannan, in the kitchens of The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, to create menus and dishes that will surprise and delight guests with their beauty, finesse and originality. The event’s activities include Sushi & Sake interactive workshop, ‘Mycro’ Cocoa Butter Seminar, Foie Gras and Duck seminar, Wine Tasting with Tyrell’s wines and more by the visiting chefs and specialists.