Dubai Weekend: Zero Gravity Unveils Expansion And More

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Zero Gravity Debuts Breathtaking Expansion

It’s here.

Zero Gravity has unveiled its much-anticipated 2,000sq/m expansion, including a 39m glass-fronted infinity swimming pool, multi-use stage and one of the world’s first permanent installations of the coveted L-Acoustics K2, X Series and ARCS Wide entertainment systems.

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“Infinity and beyond” comes to mind at Zero Gravity as you view their new pools.

The new phase represents an important point in the evolution of Dubai’s most-talked-about beach-side spot. “Every single element of this expansion has been conceptualized by Zero Gravity,” says General Manager Peter Skudutis. “Everything has been custom-made, to ensure it fitted our very specific brief. From top-of-the-range Spanish marble, to the rain showers in our incredible bathrooms and acrylic panel for the pool, which was shipped in one piece, from the Netherlands! If it wasn’t perfect, it went back. As an example, I can tell you we went through eight bathroom designs before going ahead.”

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Every detail has been perfectly brought to life in the Zero Gravity expansion.

Zero Gravity will showcase the brand new expansion in full effect this spring, offering its casual dining menu and day-to-night entertainment beach, pool, bar and restaurant-wide.

“The Station” Unveiled In Abu Dhabi

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Sultan Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, The Galleria announces the launch of a pop-up concept showcasing homegrown talent and the region’s finest fashion, art, culinary and entertainment innovators.

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The Station launched on March 2nd and runs through March 19th, 2016.

The Station launched on March 2nd and runs through March 19th, 2016. Al Maryah Island’s waterfront promenade will showcase designer booths, gourmet food trucks, and art exhibits. Beauty stations will offer the latest tips from experts, and visitors can browse from selections of jewelry, perfume and accessory stands. Inspirational talks and workshops will be held during the week, while live entertainment takes place on the weekends with performers, actors, comedians and singers showcasing their talents.

The Galleria, as viewed from the Promenade.
The Galleria, as viewed from the Promenade.

Founded by Abu Dhabi-based Fashion Designer Searina Abdel Kader, The Station was created to offer a completely unique fashion and lifestyle experience in the capital, through a well-balanced mix of designers, brands, and engaging spaces.

The name reflects the concept as the word “station” refers to a place where a train would usually stop along a railway line. It reflects a temporary transition in one’s life or can be interpreted as the experiential end destination.

The Station at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi will run from March 2 nd – March 19 th 2016 and will be open on weekdays (Sunday to Saturday) from 4pm to 10pm and on weekends (Thursdays, Fridays) from 4pm to 12am.

Majid Al Futtaim’s Malls in Dubai Host Live Culinary Demos for Dubai Food Festival

Attendees were served up a real treat, as they could watch the masters in action at Mall of the Emirates as they produced their unique Art of Plating concepts for the Dubai Food Festival at Majid Al Futtaim’s malls in Dubai.

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While at City Centre, Deira twenty-one-year old Chef Nikita Gandhi, the youngest participant to win the reality series ‘Master Chef India’, and who was crowned India’s top vegetarian chef on the popular show, cooked live on March 4th. Emirati sensation and young Chef Bader Najeeb, who specializes in baking desserts and known for his contagious passion, cooked live at City Centre Mirdif, on March 4th.

Babson Connect Global Summit

A remarkable global event for the Babson community took place in Dubai, UAE over the weekend as the Global Summit brought three days of thoughtful dialogue, engaging discuss​ions and impactful presentations presented by Babson faculty and Babson’s leadership, along with regional business and government leaders, that addressed the world’s most pressing needs in:

  • Family Enterprising
  • Entrepreneurship in the MENA Region
  • Practicing Entrepreneurship through Design Thinking presented by Heidi Neck, Jeffry A. Timmons Professor of Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable Business and Corporate Responsibility
  • Global Women Entrepreneurship
  • Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship
  • New Media Entrepreneurship

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Attendees enjoyed a special Arabian Night Welcome Reception and Dinner and meals at the spectacular Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach.

The reunion to convene alumni, parents, and friends from across the globe to celebrate entrepreneurship in the Middle East was a great success. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Babson College is the No. 1 ranked college for the study of entrepreneurship according to the Financial Times, U.S. News & World Report, and Entrepreneur magazine.
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