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It’s beyond having: Luxury experience to live this festive season

December 22, 2013 2:35 pm

Sometimes gifts are overrated, especially for the man who already has everything. Gifts with a sentimental value are essential and unique, but truly exceptional moments are lived through unforgettable experiences. Below are a few that allow for the premium man to live the upper-end of the festive season, cheerfully enter the new year and beyond.


Festive getaways

Dubai-based Emaar Hospitality Group is raising the bar in hospitality offerings by showcasing 100 unmatched festive experiences.

Over 42 Emaar Hospitality Group outlets, including premium hotels and other leisure assets, present the perfect festive environment for families and friends choosing to spend the special times together.

These include signature Address hotels in Downtown Dubai, Dubai Mall, Dubai Marina, The Palace Downtown Dubai, Vida Downtown Dubai, Manzil Downtown Dubai, Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club and Dubai Marina Yacht Club, among others.

Emaar Hospitality Group offerings include a wide range of ultra-cosmopolitan lifestyle venues, dining at some of Dubai’s most exclusive restaurants, to reveling with unparalleled breathtaking views of the Dubai Fountain, Burj Khalifa, the Marina and serene golf courses.


When looking for a quick getaway, the award-winning Marina Hotel Kuwait is offering a night to remember on New Year’s Eve. Guests can celebrate the arrival of the New Year under flashing lights complemented with the cool breeze of the Arabian coast. A mouth-watering assortment of appetisers, soups, signature dishes and desserts, cooked to perfection by a large team of culinary experts, are available at the Six Palms Restaurant or the Atlantis Restaurant to tempt the palate. 

For a longer retreat, the Carlton Hotel in Switzerland might just be the right destination.

The entire ultra-luxurious ski resort is available for booking – yes, the entire resort, including all its services and leisure offerings that is most convenient for the entire family, friends or business partners. Guests can enjoy being on “top of the world” in the magnificent St. Mortiz.


Unforgettable journeys

Auto and speed lovers can enjoy a variety of bespoke exotic car rentals in the UAE, as HDS Rent-a-Car unveils its latest, just in time for the holiday season, for an unforgettable luxury ride.

The line-up of supercars available at HDS includes: Rolls Royce Phantom, Rolls Royce Ghost, Bentley Flying Spur, Aston Martin Rapide, Lamborghini Aventador, Lamborghini Gallardo, Porsche Panamera, Ferrari 458, Ferrari California, Chevy Corvette Stingray, Mercedes SLR, Range Rover Sport HSE, Audi Q7, Cadillac Escalade, BMW 7 Series and Audi A8.

“Each of our luxury and supercars has been modified inside and out, delivering a truly bespoke driving experience. They are some of the most exotic driving machines on the planet,” Jonathan Bedemen, operations manager at HDS Group said.

For the premium speed lover who already owns a supercar or two, YAS Marina Circuit has unveiled its December Gifting Campaign. Home to the Formula One Grand Prix, YAS circuit is offering a grand tour of its state-of-the-art facility, a guided sneak peek into the world usually only seen by drivers and their teams.

Taking an extra step, YAS Marina Circuit is also offering a memorable and very fast ride with a professional driver, who would drift and swerve on the curves of the circuit.

Topping it all is an opportunity to hone your drifting skills, navigating the specially designed course – so prove yourself on the track.

These are some of the most interesting experiences available this festive season, for the man who has everything.

By aficionado