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The Flag Day marks the anniversary of Sheikh Khalifa becoming the country’s president in 2004. Every year on November 3, people in the Emirates celebrate this national occasion, in which they reaffirm their allegiance to the UAE flag, which is a symbol of the country’s unity and greatness and represents their aspirations for a better future.
Eid Mubarak from all of us here at the Bonnington!
Another Ramadan has drawn to a close in Dubai and it’s time for the annual Eid celebrations. Dubai offers a large variety of events for you to experience over Eid and you can find out more about what’s on offer here.
If you’re in Dubai for Eid, why not join us for our annual Eid brunch extravaganza? Enjoy live entertainment, kids activities, and an array of scrumptious dishes to choose from – there’s something for everyone at the Cavendish Eid Brunch! Prices start from AED 199/person, kids under 12 are half price, and under 5’s eat for free. Click here to find out more & book your seats.
Ramadan Kareem to all our guests, associates, visitors, suppliers, neighbours, and friends! We hope you’re Ramadan has been going very well so far!
Don’t forget that our Cavendish Restaurant & Terrace hosts a daily iftar buffet, which features many Arabic delicacies, traditional sweets, and Iftar beverages. You can also enjoy hot and cold mezze, and meat and vegetarian grills. A live Oud player will accompany your iftar with traditional music. You can reserve your table by emailing us or simply call +971 4 3560533 for more information & bookings.
Muslims in Dubai and around the world are preparing for Ramadan, which is scheduled to start around 6th June this year. We’re also getting ready – our iftar menus have been printed and we’re planning this year’s Ramadan decorations.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and the month of fasting for Muslims. Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam; the others are confession of faith, five daily prayers, Zakah (almsgiving) and Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah).
The day of fasting begins with an early morning meal before dawn and ends at sunset. The evening activities include the traditional breaking of the fast usually with dates and water, the sunset prayer followed by dinner (IFTAR). Muslims then usually go to the mosque for congregational prayers in which at least one-thirtieth of the Qur’an is recited. The congregation would have listened to the recitation of the complete Qur’an by the end of the month.
Emarati hospitality and traditions are also very evident during this month as Iftars are hosted across Dubai and residents of different nationalities come together to share the spirit of Ramadan.
If you’d like to find out more about Ramadan in Dubai, you can do so here.
Our Cavendish Restaurant will host a daily iftar buffet, which features many Arabic delicacies, traditional sweets, and Iftar beverages. You’ll also be able to enjoy hot and cold mezze, and meat and vegetarian grills. A live Oud player will accompany your iftar with traditional music. You can reserve your table by emailing us or simply call +971 4 3560533 for more information & bookings.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from all of us here at the Bonnington!
Celebrations are in full swing and we’ve already enjoyed a great St. Patrick’s Day lunch at our Cavendish Restaurant and a lively performance by the Irish dance troop in our lobby:
There’s much more to come over the 2016 St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Dubai. For all details, check out http://www.stpatricksdaydubai.com
You have experienced the Cavendish taste indoors, now experience it outdoors on the newly opened Cavendish Terrace. Located under the shade of the impressive Bonnington Tower and set amongst lush greenery and water features, you can now lunch, brunch, or dine al fresco at the Cavendish.
Enjoy breakfast in the sun, a quick lunch with colleagues outdoors, or a romantic dinner by candlelight, all while experiencing the same great food and service you have come to expect from the Cavendish, but with added fresh air and views of the bustling Almas Tower neighbourhood in JLT.
Why not pop in this month & try the Cavendish dessert of the month?
Today is Wednesday and that means it’s #GuestCommentsWednesday at the Bonnington, too! Our Golden Book has been busy during the past week and here are some of our latest comments:
We’re very pleased to announce that we have been named as a winner in the 2015 Travelers’ Choice® awards, putting us firmly amongst the top 25% of hotels in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East.
In the 13th year of the awards, the world’s most outstanding properties were identified in the categories of Top Hotels, Bargain, B&Bs and Inns, Family, Luxury, Romance, and Small Hotels.
We are no stranger to winning Travelers’ Choice® awards having bagged awards in 2012, 2013, and 2014 already.
Travelers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the reviews and opinions of millions of TripAdvisor travelers around the globe.
Our General Manager, Bruno Guilloux, had this to say about the 2015 award:
“We are very pleased to have received this award. This recognition is the result of continuous hard work and dedication from highly committed colleagues. I am delighted to share this success with all of them. As an independently managed and family-owned hotel, we’re very proud to have made it into this list again and would like to say a big thank you to everybody who reviewed us on TripAdvisor.”
Join the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice discussion on social media with the #TravelersChoice2015 hashtag.
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