LULU LAUNCHES FOOD CARNIVAL WITH GLOBAL CUISINES AND AMAZING OFFERS

LuLu, the largest hypermarket chain in the region, unveiled its annual Food Carnival, a two-week food festival that highlights a wide variety of special offers and culinary delights inspired from flavours around the world. The food fest features great discounts on food products and an exciting series of cooking competitions across the UAE until 7thApril 2019.

More than a great shopping experience, customers can participate in cooking competitions in different categories, such as vegetarian and non-vegetarian dish cooking, dessert making, decoration for cakes, icing, fruit platter, salads, pizza, muffins, and burgers, carving, and mother and child tandem. The contests will be held in LuLu Hypermarkets located in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, and Sharjah.

LuLu Group Executive Director Ashraf Ali M.A shared: “We have always believed in giving more than a great shopping ambience, but innovative events as well. Food Carnival is one such event that brings food and culinary delights from around the world in one place. In the next 14 days, shoppers can enjoy a wide variety of food products at the fairest prices and also shop for their favourite brands at great discounts. Our international range of food products has been consistent in both quality and supply, which satisfies the lifestyle requirements of our customers, and we will continue to do so in the future.”

Get ready for a culinary feast of flavours at the food festival with LuLu’s great range of products in special price offers. From cooking essentials to packaged beverages, spices, and sauces, the food variety offers your favourites in one place. Hot food and fresh fruits, vegetables and meat are on the spotlight with affordable rates to complete your grocery shopping, along with deli items, dairies, cereals, biscuits, and spreads on offer. Moreover, discounted kitchenware, appliances and dining accessories are all set to bring ease and comfort in your kitchen.

With 164 stores operating worldwide, LuLu has continuously been exerting its greatest efforts to provide and sustain the supply of global products at the best rates. With the excellent combination of high-quality offerings and organised logistics system, LuLu remains to be the favourite shopping destination in the KSA when it comes to a broader selection of international products.

MonViso Water to have an active presence at the Mother of the Nation Festival

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MonViso, the purest and minimally mineralized Italian water, reiterates its ongoing commitment to promoting empowerment, conservation, collaboration, and sustainabilitywith its presence at the Mother of the Nation Festival organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi to pay tribute to Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak.

According to Stefano Iorini, Managing Director, MonViso Trading LLC, “MonViso’s shared values and vision is evident in the brand’s “Take Water. Give Life” campaign. The humanitarian and sustainable aspects of the Mother of Nation event also highlights the best of humanity through its multiple and diverse activity zones, as well as an entertaining and immersive atmosphere that welcomes the entire community of all age groups and nationalities.”

“We are delighted to support the Mother of the Nation Festival as we value the community spirit that brings people together in local events promoting tolerance. This is central to our principle as a brand committed to humanitarian values that promote solidarity and collaboration within the new generation,” added Stefano.

Stefano also appreciates that the festival focuses on people’s nutritional choices on their bodies and the environment, and the collective responsibility of the community towards the development of a healthy sustainable society. The festival is also known to celebrate the UAE’s rich heritage, cultural diversity, and the impact of the nation through recent history with impressive achievements.

The MonViso stand at the festival will emphasizethe vision and principles of the brand as for every 1 litre sold, MonViso is donating 1 AED to the Al Jalila Foundation, which supports the global cause of transforming lives through medical education and research.

The brand’s humanitarian and sustainability commitment is evident, as since January 2017 till February 2019, MonViso has donated the equivalent of over 347,190 liters.

Visitors to the MonViso stand at the Mother of the Nation Festival will be able to sample the Alpine Italian mineral water from Europe’s highest source with the lowest content of sodium in the world,contaminant-free purity, low-grade mineralization and low nitrate content.

An eco conscious brand, MonViso recently launched a recycling program for homes, in association with HomeCycle, which is the brand’s logistical partner for home collection of plastic bottles and glass. The sustainability program’s revenues from the net sales are donated to Al Jalila Foundation.

From the health perspective, the minimally mineralized waterhelps avoid fatigue, purifies the kidneys, helps maintain optimal blood pressure and makes it safe to consume in large quantities. The Italian Ministry of Health recognizes MonViso water as suitable for the preparation of baby food and formula. 

Launched in Dubai 4 years ago, MonViso is now available in several outlets across the UAE.

LULU PROMOTES FOOD IS GREAT BRITAIN: A BRITISH FOOD FESTIVAL

LuLu, the largest hypermarket chain in the region, launched its annual British food festival “Food is Great Britain: Truly British, Truly Delicious”. The week-long fest highlights a wide variety of food products imported from the UK, which is available at great discounts from 18thto 26thMarch 2019.

The launch event was inaugurated by H.E Patrick Moody, British Ambassador to the UAE, at LuLu Hypermarket at World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi, in the presence of LuLu Group Chairman and Managing Director Yusuff Ali M.A, other top officials, and government authorities.

Speaking on the occasion, Yusuff Ali M.A said: “For over two decades of serving a multi-ethnic customer base, LuLu has managed the lifestyle needs of both the locals and expat community. From food offerings to fashion, home essentials, electronics, and much more, it is a one-stop shop that showcases global flavours and culture. “Food is Great Britain” is one such event that puts a spotlight on the traditional flavours, culture and quality produce of the UK. Our British sourcing offices and food processing units have helped us become successful in guaranteeing non-stop supply at the most competitive prices all year round.”

LuLu brings delicious British classics at pocket-friendly prices for the food festival. Savour the fresh flavours of dairies from Rachel’s Organic, which are perfect for breakfast or quick snacks to help you with proper digestion and strengthening immune system. Nutrient-packed juices are available to quench your thirst, from Coldpress, Robinsons and The Berry Company. For high quality frozen fruits and vegetables that you can use daily for cooking and baking, Ardo’s well-chosen product range can help you save a lot of time and energy in the kitchen, as they are pre-washed and pre-cut. Moreover, enjoy the famous flavours and crisp taste of Walkers crisps, made from the finest potatoes from over 80 farms around Britain.

LuLu has flown in more than 2,000 products across brands like Horlicks, Whole Earth, Longley Farm, and John West—from cheeses to organic and healthy range, fruits and vegetables, dairies, sweet delicacies, and many more classic offerings, which will highlight an authentic British shopping experience. Moody said: “I am extremely delighted by the range and quality of products Lulu has imported for this promotion and I am sure these products will be highly appreciated not only by British nationals, but also the local and other expat communities residing here.”

With 163 stores operating worldwide, LuLu has continuously been exerting its greatest efforts to provide and sustain the supply of global products at the best rates. With the excellent combination of high quality offerings and organised logistics system, LuLu remains to be the favourite shopping destination in the UAE when it comes to a broader selection of international products.

 

Alpine Attractions Zermatt

By Shereen Shabnam

My favourite place in Switzerland is Zermatt, situated far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at an altitude of 1,600 metres above sea level. The historic village oozes with charm and the high street is lined with luxury shopping, world-class restaurants and local gatherings post the day’s adventures.

I usually stay at the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof Zermatt, which is more like a second home for me in Zermatt because of the warmth of the staff, the hotel location and the fact that I can see the Matterhorn from my bed as I wake up in the morning.

Dominated by the Matterhorn, Zermatt is a rare place where everything works in synergy and GCC travellers can enjoy memorable summer and winter stays that includes a generous breakfast buffet during the festive season at this majestic property.

My favourite memory from my visit is the transfer to and from the Zermatterhof and Zermatt station in a horse-drawn carriage – most places use an electric bus on the day of your arrival and departure but I always inform the desk on my preference before arrival.

Guests at the Zermatterhof can enjoy a generous breakfast buffet, mineral water and soft drinks from the minibar, Ronnefeldt-Tea, Nespresso coffee machine with capsules, use of the spa, pool, steam bath, saunas, jacuzzi, ice grotto and gym and wireless Internet in the room and in all public areas.

Once you step into the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof, hospitality and luxury takes on a whole new meaning. It is a hotel you want to spend time in, meet with other guests and enjoy a hot chocolate while gazing at the Matterhorn.

And Grand Hotel Zermatterhof is where time means something different from what it means in the city. It is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

For ski enthusiasts, there is no better place than Zermatt to flirt with adventure and enjoy the sport with untouched stunning terrain and a helicopter to give you a lift there. Zermatt is the Alps’ largest heli-skiing destination and offers the best snow with the stunning beauty of the Alps.

My last visit to Zermatt was with family so we did more exploring of the mountains, train rides to closer viewing points of the Matterhorn and the highlight for my teen was the Glacier Palace.

The Glacier Palace was filled with sparkling ice sculptures enchanting visitors with artworks carved into different designs. It is a fairy-tale palace deep under the perennial snows leading through the glacier to sites such as a glacier crevasse and an ice toboggan run.

Zermatt is a private playground for guests who truly want to get away and indulge in a memorable holiday. For me, it is always a destination I go to when I am in Switzerland.

 

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We love shake shack

Round up your ‘cue crew! Shake Shack®is thrilled to announce a limited-edition lineup of BBQ items, available from February 10 for a limited time at all UAE Shacks:

The BBQ ShackMeister®Burgeris a 100% all-natural Angus beef cheeseburgertopped with crispy ShackMeister®seasoned shallots and Shack BBQ sauce.

The BBQ Chick’n Shack™ is a crispy 100% all-natural and antibiotic-free chicken breast with Shack BBQ sauce and pickles.

The BBQ Veal Bacon & Cheese Friesare crinkle-cut fries topped with veal bacon, Shack BBQ Sauce and cheese sauce.

“After working on our Shack BBQ sauce for quite some time, we were so humbled by its popularity with fans across the Middle East. We’re pumped to bring back a favorite!”, said Mark Rosati, Culinary Director of Shake Shack. “Our Shack BBQ sauce takes inspiration from a few of our favorite regional BBQ styles from the US, from the thick and rich tomato-based Kansas City style to the tangy South Carolina mustard style, and adds wonderful flavor to our limited-time burger, chicken, and fries.”

Seeking the Sun – Lanzarote

By Shereen Shabnam

Lanzaroteis the perfect weather destination for holiday seekers almost all year round with diverse landscapesthat range fromvolcanic caves, lava lakes and craters, sandy beaches and transparent waters.

The natural heritage areas, dramatic landscapes, bustling tourist towns, parks and long sandy beaches makes Lanzarote an island of exceptional beauty and an ideal place to visit. If you are a nature lover, drop in at the Parque Nacional de Timanfaya, (Timanfaya National Park) which is one of the island’s greatest tourist attractions.

With excellent year-round climate and unique landscape, Lanzarote allows sun and the beach lovers to enjoy a series of activities likediving,surfing, windsurfing, swimming and kite surfing. It is a paradise for surferswith powerful waves and on calm days, visitors can dive anywhere in Lanzarote.

If you really enjoy surfing, head to Famara Beachwhere both beginners and advanced surfers gather and head to the sea to get practice. Sailingin Lanzarote is also perfect in the summer when the island receivesTrade Winds, ensuring you can sail without risk and enjoy the full experience of being out on the water.

The weather in Lanzarote is perfect for hiking, running, golfing, trekking, bikingand much more when exploring the local outskirts. The cycle network routes to suit all levels of bikers who can enjoy the view the island offers of volcanoes and unique landscapes. Runners can enjoy trails through mountains as they come across wild coasts, cliffs and nature trails as well as shops and cafes to enjoy local food.

If you enjoy golfing, Lanzaroteis known for enjoying each hole against an unbelievable backdrop formed by sea and volcanoes.  Golf can be played year-round in favourable climatic conditions, thanks to the island’s average temperature of 22°C. The two golf courses in Lanzarote are built in perfect harmony with the landscape and close to beaches, restaurants and other leisure activities.

Families can enjoy spectacular crystal-clear waters and superb stretches of white, golden and black sand. Popular beaches are Papagayo, Puerto del Carmen and Matagorda, Famara, Arrieta, Caleton Blanco, Orzola and the island of La Graciosa.

Because of the lush vegetation and natural resources, food in Lanzarote is fresh and mostly organic and visitors can try local traditional cuisine contemporary gastronomic dishes featuring fresh seafood, vegetables and meat.

If you are my type of a holidaymaker who makes spas a reason to go on holiday, you will not be disappointed in Lanzarote which has serene and sophisticated wellness centres, spas and thalassotherapy with massages and treatments that help your mind and body reach unwind and relax.

If you like celebrations, the traditional festivals and the famous Carnival should be perfect for you and on a smaller scale, the popular markets held every Sunday morning are fun with food and music.

Another place to go with children is The Atlantic Museum, the first underwater art museum in Europe that has a large artificial reef formed by 300 sculptures made with the neutral pH concrete that will in time increase marine biomass.

For nature lovers, Cueva de los Verdes is a fascinating cave to visit, created by the eruptions of the La Corona Volcano and The Cactus Garden is perfect for walks. Then there is the Mirador del Río, whichhas a balcony from where spectacular views over the Chinijo Archipelago can be enjoyed.

If you have time, the island of La Graciosa is a must visit as it is the most distinctive island in the Canaries, with only 600 inhabitants and is an idyllic destination full of peace, nature and serenity both in the popular areas and by its many beaches. Lanzarote is indeed a destination that has all one needs in one place for visitors of all ages.