Gist: Built for the waterfront slum of Makoko in Nigeria’s largest city, the floating school is a pilot project that is designed to address the twin challenges of climate change and population growth in coastal Africa. The wooden school structure is built on a floatation platform made of plastic barrels and was produced using local materials and resources.
The Oberoi, Dubai announces the launch of its Two Bedroom Family Suites. Each of these family suites comes with a private balcony offering breathtaking views of the city’s most incredible architectural marvel, the Burj Khalifa.
Designed for families, these Two Bedroom Family Suites span over an expansive 200 square metres encompassing a grand master bedroom, a richly-furnished living room, a dining room for six guests, Italian marble bathrooms with a double vanity counter. Floor-to-ceiling windows in all rooms allow an abundant flow of natural light. Furnished in hues of white, beige and touches of red, the décor of these suites exudes warmth and comfort while the tasteful abstract art by Mrinmoy Barua adds a touch of exotic elegance.
Exquisite restaurants offer a wide range of the finest international cuisine. Chic and sophisticated, they are filled with natural light and afford matchless views of Dubai’s iconic skyline. Umai offers contemporary Japanese cuisine, Ananta serves Indian cuisine with a modern twist while our all-day dinning Nine7One is home to world-cuisine.
Luxury hotels in Dubai are set to see a rise in European guests during Easter weekend, research by SweetBeam has revealed.
Europeans staying at Dubai’s luxury hotels and resorts are expected to spend as much as 19 per cent more on in-house restaurants, bars, spas and hotel activities.
The data released by SweetBeam, the individual marketing experts for luxury hotels and resorts, shows that the number of European guests staying at Dubai hotels rose substantially during Easter in 2014 – from 48 per cent of total guests to 55 per cent – compared to the rest of the year.
According to research figures, the highest number of Europeans staying at Dubai hotels was from the United Kingdom. British holidaymakers, who represented 21 per cent of all European guests during the Easter weekend, spent nearly 30 per cent more across hotel F&B outlets and activities than they did throughout the rest of the year.