Haven of Tranquility: Shangri-La Dubai

My favourite venue for rest and relaxation, Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai has a new look and feel after its extensive renovation across its public areas including the Lobby Lounge and Dunes Café. The renovation programme has revealed a beautiful and modern, yet classical design and marks a new chapter in the evolution of Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai. With the aim to create a contemporary haven of elegance that blends modern Arabia with Shangri-La’s legendary hospitality in the heart of Dubai, the hotel’s Lobby Lounge has been extended, whilst Dunes Café has been designed as a more private dining space set aside from … Continue reading Haven of Tranquility: Shangri-La Dubai

A Natural Journey to Complete Relaxation

One of my favourite spas in Dubai is at Shangri-La Dubai. It is the perfect choice for treating all fitness-related aches and pains and currently it is offering its luxurious Combination Shell Massage as the treatment of the month throughout July, complete with a free gift. A massage that restores both mind and body into a place of serenity and tranquility, this 75-minute deep tissue massage uses warm lava shells and cool glacial shells to promote relaxation and reduce muscle inflammation. The specialised massage techniques target trigger points in muscles which are key to relieving tension and pain. The treatment … Continue reading A Natural Journey to Complete Relaxation

Its time for Dim Sum

Taking mandarin lessons is tough….the language is tough as it is but for some reason, most syllabus use food a lot in the lessons – I guess because everyone knows Chinese food so our dear teachers think it’s the easiest way to teach us the language. Tonight my lesson was on Shaomai (shāo mài) which  is a traditional Chinese dumpling served in dianxin/dim sum. The first time I had this was on a roadside stall in Malaysia on my way from KL to Penang. My companion spoke mainly Cantonese and was a huge fan of dim sum. All I knew … Continue reading Its time for Dim Sum