Haute Weekend: Race to Dubai, Live Music at Alserkal Avenue, Fortnum & Mason, Bab Al Shams Resort & Spa


Today is the start of the last leg of the European Tour, DP World Tour Championships Dubai-Race to Dubai, taking place at The Jumeirah Golf Estates.

The Race to Dubai is a season-long competition spanning 47 tournaments in 26 countries and four continents on The 2015 European Tour International Schedule.

The Race to Dubai winner receives The Harry Vardon Trophy and a seven year European Tour Card exemption. The winner of The Race to Dubai will secure Category 1 Membership of The European Tour similar to the winners of The Open Championship, the US Open, the US PGA Championship and the Masters Tournament.
Race To Dubai
Will Rory McIlroy be able to keep his lead and take home the trophy at the DP World Championships Race to Dubai?

Photo Credit: Omar Alhegelan

Rory McIIroy entered the week leading The Race to Dubai and he maintained that position after the first round on the Earth Course with a 68 that was matched by his closest rival and playing partner, Danny Willett. The Race to Dubai DP World Tour Championship runs November 19-22, 2015 at the Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, UAE.


Presented by Alserkal Avenue, Music on the Avenue is a one day free music festival to celebrate the alternative music scene of Dubai. Featuring everything from indie and folk, to hip-hop, synth, and funk, this is one event not to be missed in Dubai this weekend.

Music On The Avenue
Music On The Avenue takes place this weekend in Dubai.

Photo Credit: Alserkal Avenue

With live acts selected by The Fridge and DJs by The Flip Side, as well as food vendors by Good Vibes Market, don’t miss out on this free music festival celebrating local talent at Alserkal Avenue.

4:00-4:30 Live Act: David Beats Goliath
4:30-5:15 DJ: Mr Fresh
5:15-6:00 Live Act: Physical Graffiti
6:00-6:45 DJ: Shadi Megallaa
6:45-7:30 Live Act: Muhaisnah Four
7:30-8:15 DJ: Salem Rashid
8:15-9:00 Live Act: Aaron Kim + Fidgit

For more information, check out their event page on Facebook.

Bab Al Shams Resort & Spa: World’s Best Luxury Desert Resort Winner

Bab Al Shams Resort & Spa, part of Meydan Hotels & Hospitality, added another award to their already established reputation as the ‘World’s Best Luxury Desert Resort’ at the 2015 World Luxury Hotel Awards Gala Ceremony held in Hong Kong. This prestigious accolade upholds the Resort’s ethos of being the world’s most indulgent desert escape offering an unmatched Arabian hospitality.

Upon receiving the award, Mohamed El Aghoury, Cluster General Manager for The Meydan Hotel and Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, said, “This award is a global recognition of our collective efforts to provide world-class facilities and service excellence to our guests, and at the same time our commitment to remain competitive within the luxury hotel industry. Every member of our team has contributed to achieving this success.”

Meydan Hotels
Bab Al Shams Resort & Spa, part of Meydan Hotels & Hospitality, added another award to their already established reputation as the ‘World’s Best Luxury Desert Resort’ at the 2015 World Luxury Hotel Awards Gala Ceremony held in Hong Kong.

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For years since its opening, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa has been awarding its guests an experience marked by unmatched desert luxury, blending it seamlessly with the vibrant and welcoming cultural heritage of the United Arab Emirates. The number of global awards this destination garnered in the past 10 years solidified its position on the world’s travel and tourism map.

The award-winning hotel is nestled in the heart of the desert dunes located only 1 hour and 15 minutes from Dubai and Abu Dhabi and is adjacent to Dubai International Endurance City. The property is renowned as a rural, luxury desert retreat offering guests a one of its kind traditional experience as it embraces the culture and heritage of its landscape.


Situated in the heart of Downtown Dubai, Fortnum & Mason offers a selection of the world’s finest teas, biscuits and renowned hampers, plus a range of hospitality offerings. The Tea Salon & Ice Cream Parlour welcome guests to enjoy all-day dining with unrivalled views of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai fountains. Fortnum & Mason Dubai is the brand’s first stand-alone store outside of the UK in all of its 308 year history.

The flagship Piccadilly store has been making Christmas merrier for over 300 years, and now Fortnum & Mason Dubai is excited to bring some haute festive cheer to the UAE. Offering an all-round luxury experience, Fortnum & Mason will be sure to make this Christmas a truly memorable one with complete gifting inspiration, from foodie treats to delectable Hampers and exclusive handcrafted Home Decorations, to Christmas Feasting in the Tea Salon & Restaurant.

Stunning Gift Basket for the Holiday's
Stunning Gift Basket for the Holiday’s via Fortnum and Mason in Dubai


Photo Credit: Fortnum & Mason 

In addition to their large selection of holiday gifts, Fortnum & Mason is offering a specially created delicious Christmas Menu featuring nothing but the best well-loved Christmas classics. Served in the classically elegant Tea Salon & Restaurant, the Christmas Menu will be available from 1st – 31st December 2015 for Lunch and Dinner. A Festive Afternoon Tea will also be offered throughout the same period.

You won’t want to miss their Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Salmon Pave or Classic Fortnum’s Christmas Pudding.