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Wellness Family Affair at Zen the spa

Before we headed to our month-long vacation to the Philippines at the end of July, Ferald and I went to take the kids at Zen the spa for a swim, yes for a swim and I kid you not. Zen the spa  located at Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana in Deira is currently offering the  Wellness Family Affair  package for the whole family. For the price of AED 500 (AED 600 during weekends), your family gets a 60 minute aromatherapy massage OR a 60 minute facial for Mom, a 60 minute aromatherapy massage for Dad and swimming pool access for 2 kids Zen the spa Reception with water feature at the entrance minimalist Zen the spa waiting area The last couple of weeks before our much awaited vacation was busy and rather stressful as we try to finalize all our work before leaving. The kids on the other hand were both bored at home and so the whole family actually needed this quick break that Zen the spa offers. Our treatment started at 7 pm. After ensuring the kids are comfortable at

6 Facts About Nowruz Festival

When an email landed on my inbox inviting me for a bloggers meet for Nowruz Festival, I was completely dumbfounded. I didn't know what Nowruz is so I made a quick reading about the subject. Words like Persian calendar, Vernal Equinox and Zoroastrianism  came flashing back to me, it was from my history teacher in high school that I have heard about all these words before when we were studying Persian history. I knew it but I must have stored it in the deepest chambers of my cerebrum. (d'oh! face palm-please don't hate me Ma'am Fabian, I love World History I promise) So for the sake of refreshing my memories and for those who don't know what Nowruz is, here are the first six facts you should know about the Persian Spring Festival and how important it is in human history. 1.  Nowruz means (The) New Day), Nowruz is the name of the Iranian New Year 2. It marks the first day of spring (vernal equinox) on the Persian calendar  3. Nowruz usually occurs

ZEN the SPA: Look Good Feel Good

I was at the  Zen the Spa 's Look Good Feel Good event at Al Ghurair Rayhaan Arjaan by Rotana earlier this month for the launch of their new facial treatment and for a tour of the spa facilities. 

Shayan Persian Restaurant Press and Bloggers Dinner Party

The last time I dine at Shayan Persian Restaurant was to  meet and greet a Professional Travel/Photography Blogger Laurence Norah . Only during my second visit for a Press and Bloggers dinner party hosted by Shayan I get to explore and adore the beauty of the rest of the restaurant, talk about ample seating with private nooks, elegant interiors, traditional music from a Santoor player and of course once again the taste of good authentic Persian food with some new addition.

Grand Iftar Buffet at Liwan Restaurant at Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana

On the second day of Ramadan, I was invited at a press and blogger Iftar dinner buffet. Iftar or "breakfast" refers to the evening meal when fasting Muslims break their fast at sundown. It is one of the religious observance of Ramadan and it is done with the family or with the community. Liwan Restaurant at Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana lavishly prepares sumptuously rich Iftar meals every night for the whole month of Ramadan . Join them for Iftar for AED 149/person or Suhoor at AED 100/ person and get a chance to be one of the daily lucky winners with weekend stays and meal vouchers for 2 or be the grand prize winner of 2 business class airline tickets with Turkish Airlines. I arrived thirty minutes early for Iftar at Liwan. The facade of the restaurant was in silhouette as the sun shines behind the stained glass which gave it this golden glow. Inside Liwan, the setting sun was in all its splendor Tables are set exquisitely with candles already burning insi