Hakkasan Abu Dhabi celebrates the festive season in style

Hakkasan Abu Dhabi celebrates the festive season in style


A warm celebration enjoyed amidst an elegant setting can be expected,
as guests 
savour expertly crafted dishes in the company of loved ones


Those looking for a truly spectacular new year’s fete, will find Hakkasan Abu Dhabi’s festivities ideal for starting 2019 on a grand note.
From the moment diners enter the venue, the tastefully decorated interiors will transport them to the alluring Orient, with resident DJ Kristina, setting the celebratory mood from the decks.
The refined environment places the spotlight on the cuisine to be sampled, incorporating fine ingredients into skillfully prepared dishes, that promise an unsurpassed culinary experience.
The meal is set to begin with an array of dumplings, introducing patrons to the tastes of the East, served alongside Waygu beef ribs,
steamed in Jasmine tea, resulting in a intricate flavour profile.
Wild prawn in taro will also be served, alongside silken threads of vermicelli and a rich foie gras sauce.
The main course will be comprised of the Charcoal grilled Chilean seabass, wok-fry lobster, Roasted duck and stir-fry mix vegetable.
Each dish rings true to the piquant tastes of the East, from the combination of spices used, bold contemporary presentation and
sauces to complement.
An exquisite parfait will be plated up for dessert, whose light notes of cashew and alunga
is sure to please even the most discerning sweet tooth.
The extensive array of dishes will be available alongside a selection of beverages that promise to augment the dining experience, this New Year’s Eve, including the option of unlimited premium grape.
Guests looking to bring in the year, whilst overlooking the impressive fireworks display at the Palace, can opt to dine at the terrace
cabanas. From the flavoursome cuisine and distinguished venue, to the anticipation for the New Year built upon by the resident entertainment, citizens of the capital can enjoy an outstanding end to 2018 at Hakkasan Abu Dubai.



When: 31 st December, 2018
Time: 7pm to 12am
 AED 648 per person – non alc package
 AED 748 per person – inclusive of welcome cocktail + unlimited wine package
Note: Minimum of two guests. For terrace cabana bookings guests can contact the
reservations team.

Hakkasan Abu Dhabi
+971 2 690 7739
hakkas[email protected]

xoxo Manon Isabella

Looking for an ace weekend out? Look no further, the Mubadala World Tennis Championship Village has it covered!

Looking for an ace weekend out? Look no further, the Mubadala World Tennis Championship Village has it covered!


The return of the popular tournament venue has been designed with families and food lovers in mind
Tennis Village will include activities for every member of the family
Tickets are available via www.ticketmaster.ae and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE


Flash Entertainment is delighted to announce the return of the Tennis Village at the 11 th edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC), being held at the International Tennis Centre at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi from 27 th – 29 th December 2018.

This year, the Tennis Village is set to be bigger than ever before providing unrivalled access to top players with exclusive meet & greets, activities, autograph signings, coaching clinics and even a live cooking session with a top player! And that’s not all.
The Village will also provide a variety of delicious food and drink options across the three days of the tournament and there will be plenty of
entertainment on hand for every member of the family.
So even if you don’t know your Nadal from Djokovic, or your deuce from your set-point, the Tennis Village will have something for everyone!

Day One – Thursday 27 th December
The on-the-court action kicks-off with defending MWTC champion and 2018 Wimbledon finalist, Kevin Anderson, meeting Australian Open Semi-Finalist, Hyeon Chung, in the opening match.
This will be followed by French Open Finalist and world number 8, Dominic Thiem, taking on Karen Khachanov, world number 11 and winner of three ATP titles.
The final match of the day will see 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams battle it out with 7-time Grand Slam champion and
older sister, Venus Williams, in what will be their first ever match in Abu Dhabi. Without doubt it’s a day not to be missed and one of the most exciting sporting lineups the Capital has ever seen.

Meanwhile, at the Tennis Village, the whole family will be treated to a myriad of fun activities and even a chance to meet the tennis superstars, including the sport’s most famous sibling duo, Serena and Venus Williams.
As if meeting their favourite tennis players isn’t enough, the younger fans will also have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have a mini-rally and get their autographs.
And the cherry on top, on Day One, children age 2-12 years can enter for free along with the purchase of an adult ticket.
In addition, tournament ambassador and Aussie legend Pat Cash will host a session with Venus Williams and four female athletes from the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy including Zahra Lari (UAE Figure Skater), Fatima Alamri (UAE Basketball player), Nouf Alanzi (UAE Football player) and Fatima Alali (UAE Ice Hockey player).

Day Two – Friday 28 th December
With all six men’s players including world number one Novak Djokovic and world number two Rafael Nadal in action and entertainment on until midnight, Day Two is not to be missed. Designed to entice food lovers to the tournament, the Village will stage a live cooking show alongside defending MWTC champion Kevin Anderson and Pat Cash – and will include impressive food and drink choices
with tennis-themed dishes plus an entertaining live music performance by FAFA, the winning band from the Emerging Talent Competition. Plus, there will be a meet and greet session with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, as well as open picnic areas where fans can sit back, relax and soak up the atmosphere while enjoying a delicious dish or two.

Day Three – Saturday 29 th December
Last but certainly not the least, Day Three, will see the finalists battle it out for the MWTC title, while the Tennis Village will hold a stunning musical performance with artists from Abu Dhabi Classics to bring the curtains down on what will no doubt be a fantastic three days of tennis action and entertainment.
This year’s MWTC will feature a strong line-up which includes six male players and two female players, all of those who are at the top of their game.
The line-up already includes some of tennis finest including world number one, Novak Djokovic, world number two Rafael Nadal, defending
MWTC champion and 2018 Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson, 2018 French Open Finalist Dominic Thiem (8), Karen Khachanov (11)
and Hyeon Chung (25) and seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams who will be joined by 23-time Grand Slam champion and sister, Serena Williams.

xoxo Manon Isabella

HydroPeptide® Anti-Aging Skin Care Launches at the  Renowned Cleopatra’s Spa in Dubai

HydroPeptide® Anti-Aging Skin Care Launches at the Renowned Cleopatra’s Spa in Dubai

On the heels of its recent successful launches at luxurious spas across the UAE, the HydroPeptide® range of anti-aging skin care products is being introduced at Dubai’s famed Cleopatra’s Spa.
As one of the largest day spa’s in the UAE, this stunning Egyptian themed spa captures the wonders of Arabia and is renowned
for its outstanding service, luxurious settings and an international selection of highly trained staff.
The spa will now offer a new menu of stunning result driven, peptide-based facial treatments and homecare products.

HydroPeptide is an award-winning skin care brand and the leader in luxury peptide-based skin care.
Revolutionizing skincare across the globe since 2004 through the science of epigenetics, HydroPeptide uses the power of peptides
as messenger molecules that works on a cellular level to increase hydration, visibly reduce lines and wrinkles,
and enhance skin’s natural luminosity.



Each treatment and product are filled with intelligent ingredients and formulas that deliver over 60 different peptides in order to re-educate skin cells at the cellular level to achieve the ultimate brand goal of promoting healthy and beautiful skin, allowing it to capture its youthful glow. The natural and science-based products are free from harmful preservatives, chemical ingredients, perfumes or additives, and provide extremely result driven and effective results.

The following HydroPeptide® professional skincare treatments will now be available at the Cleopatra’s Spa:

Fire and Ice facial (60 minutes – AED 550 )
Give your skin a kick start with this stimulating facial that offers advanced skin resurfacing and renewal by encouraging cellular regeneration for an immediate radiance.
An instant cooling mask treatment detoxifies and minimizes the appearance of pores and offers immediate firming and nourishment while focusing on erasing fine line, wrinkles, blemishes, and rough textured skin.
Advanced peptide performance and growth factors offers a peak performance facial treatment to reveal a much fresher, younger, and smoother skin.

Who is it for: Mature skin, rough skin, lines, wrinkles, dull skin, acne scars, age spots, uneven skin tone (not for sensitive/fragile skin)

Benefits: After just one treatment, skin is smoother, more refined, glowing, more even, and toned.
A series of treatments is recommended for best results.

Anti-Wrinkle Facial (60 minutes – AED 550)
HydroPeptide’s Signature Facial. This relaxing, “no downtime” treatment infuses skin with the restorative and uplifting benefits of peptides, growth factor activators, and proteins.
Begin the treatment with a two-step peel that incorporates Vitamin C infused microdermabrasion crystals and a plumping activator to reveal fresh, glowing skin.
A hybrid treatment mask purifies with bentonite and kaolin clays while wrinkle fighting peptides leave skin firm and rejuvenated.
Fine lines and wrinkles don’t stand a chance with this signature age-defying treatment.

Intensity: Medium.

Who’s it for: Fine lines and wrinkles, dry/dehydrated, dull/tired, all mature skin types.

Benefits: After just one treatment, expression lines appear relaxed, skin is glowing, texture is smoother, and skin is plumped.

Brightening Facial (60 minutes – AED 550)
Even out, lighten and brighten many types of skin discoloration including age spots, sun damage, acne scars and pregnancy mask.
This brightening treatment will help to address pigmentation concerns without the use of harsh chemicals by combining proven natural skin brighteners with gentle exfoliation.
A potent dose of antioxidants helps to protect the skin while a targeted treatment serum jumpstarts a more even complexion.

Intensity: Medium

Who’s it for: Hyper pigmentation, sun damage, acne scars, pregnancy mask, age spots, and uneven skin tone.

Benefits: After just one treatment, skin is glowing, more even, smooth and toned.
A series of treatments is recommended for best results.

Express Facials 

Quench and Glow Facial (30 minutes – AED 300)
This nourishing facial will leave even the thirstiest skins hydrated and ready for any element.
Peptides and brightening botanicals will instantly penetrate the skin, increasing water retention while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Anti-Stress Express Facial(30 minutes – AED 300)
HydroPeptide®’s Express Facial is for those who are short on time but still want the benefits of a full treatment.
Stability peptides help to balance stressed skin, while Echinacea stem cells provide instant and long-lasting hydration.
A multi-functional cranberry pomegranate treatment mask provides exfoliation and rich nutrients for renewed radiance and elasticity.

Intensity: MILD/MEDIUM

Who’s it for: Stressed, Dull, Tired, Unbalanced Skin.

Benefits: After just one treatment, skin is hydrated, smoother and glowing. Fine lines and wrinkles are less noticeable.

 Add on treatments

Revital eye treatment: ( 15 minutes – AED 100 )
Combat all the eye area concerns with this ultimate restoring eye treatment.
Peptides and a triple Hyaluronic Acid complex targets aging on all levels by acting as a topical filler, while promoting elasticity and firmness. Eyes will instantly appear illuminated with a unique blend of crushed Mica and Pearl.

Who’s it for: Aging, Dry/Dehydrated, Dull/Tired, Crepiness, Puffiness, Dark Circles, Crows Feet

Benefits: Visibly lift and tighten while restoring hydration and relaxing crow’s feet.

Plumping lip treatment (15 minutes – AED 100)
Achieve smooth and soft lips with a brightening microdermabrasion peel while locking in perfect hydration with peptides.
Diminish the appearance of vertical lip lines and leave with perfectly plump lips.

Who is it for: Aging, Dry, Rough and Dull Lips.

Benefits: Exfoliates and firms the lip lines, while brightening, plumping, volumizing and hydrating.

Brightening décolleté treatment (AED 100)
Immediately lift, tighten and even skin tone with brightening botanicals, gentle exfoliators and Caviar.
Diminish the appearance of sun spots and fine lines and wrinkles.
Promote skin radiance and delay the signs of aging while nourishing and protecting.

Who’s it for: Sun damaged, sagging and uneven aging skin.

Benefits: Improve skin tone while immediately tightening and firming.

To further ensure the results are maintained and prolonged at home, the full HydroPeptide homecare retail line
will also be available for purchase at Cleopatra’s Spa.

Besides their revolutionary new skincare offerings, Cleopatra’s Spa offers guests a complete rejuvenating experience with
a high standard of service, set in opulent surroundings. 

For more information and bookings, please email [email protected] or call 04 324 7700.
Stay up-to-date with the latest news on Instagram: @ Hydropeptide.gcc @cleopatrasspawafi

xoxo Manon Isabella



Travel tip: cheap air tickets

Travel tip: cheap air tickets

I get so many questions if I could share my travel tips so today I would like to talk to you about one of the most important things, air tickets, especially cheap air tickets!
What to do and where to get them? 
Booking air tickets can be so overwhelming!
Spending so many hours behind your laptop and constantly searching airlines websites and compare to one another.



Think about all the time it will save you if there was just one website who did all this work for you?
Who could make booking your air tickets so easy that you would just need 10 minutes to book your entire trip?
Wouldn’t that be great?!
Well look no further my loves as I have found you the perfect solution!
Click here for your cheap air tickets
And yes, you can thank me later..



I have been traveling for 11 months in a row now and I have stayed in more than 85 places, just imagine how many flights
it ook me to get to all these places..
And guess what, I planned most of my flights with them as it was so convenient to book through their online system
plus they have the best deals for cheap air tickets, and who doesn’t like flying somewhere super cheap?!



They offer a lot of flight deals to so there is always something for everybody!
For example great instant cash back deals on international flights, or discount on specific airlines
What I also really like about them is that you can find so many destinations world-wide and so many options in terms of airlines and different time tables, so it really is up to your own preferences if you like to take an early morning flight, a chill afternoon flight or just sleep in the air on your night flight and wake up in a different city, ready to explore!



For me the best timing for a flight really depends on where I am flying to, if it is a long International flight I prefer that I will be at the hotel around dinner time, so I can have a proper dinner and can go straight to bed right after so that I can adjust to the right time zone,
this is the perfect way to fight against a jetlag!
If it’s a shorter trip of just a few hours than I prefer to be there in the afternoon, especially when I am flying somewhere for a shorter stay
or a city trip, so I can hop off the plane and start exploring everything that the city has to offer!

Wondering what’s on my wish list?
I would love to travel through India as there are so many things that I would like to see!
High on my list is the Taj Mahal and greenery of Darjeeling


What will be your next destination?
 xoxo Manon Isabella