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How is your Ramadan going so far?

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Ramadan 2014 Mubarak to all our readers, guests, associates, visitors, neighbours, and friends!

We hope your Ramadan is going well so far! If you haven’t been to our iftar yet, why not check it out? It’s served in our Cavendish Restaurant every evening at sunset during the Holy Month:

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Afterwards, Healey’s Terrace is open for shisha, tea, and soft drinks.

Of course, Eid is in sight, so you may want to secure a seat or two for our popular Eid brunch now:

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We’re bringing the Lord of the Dance to Dubai!

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M4 Events is bringing the Lord of the Dance to Dubai and, together with our friends from McGettigan’s Irish Pubs, we’re very pleased to be the official hospitality partners for the event, which takes place on 27th & 28th March at the Dubai World Trade Centre Arena.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see a very special finale to the current World Tour of The Lord Of The Dance, the award winning international dance phenomenon. Featuring 40 world class dancers this outstanding production is an international phenomenon that has received standing ovations worldwide.

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Congratulations to Chef Ajesh Gopi – He’s a winner!

Ajesh Gopi - Silver Medal Winner Congratulations to our very own chef Ajesh Gopi for winning silver in the fruit and vegetable carving competition at the 2013 World Hospitality Championships in Dubai! This isn’t Ajesh’s first competition and, like in previous competitions, he again produced some stunning entries. This is the carving, which won him silver: my pumpkin carving silver medal Here’s another of Ajesh’s competition pieces: my carving

Want to experience our award winning cuisine? Come to our Cavendish Restaurant! For details, just click here.

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Eid Mubarak & a #guestcommentswednesday

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Eid Mubarak from all of here at the Bonnington! We hope you’re enjoying your Eid in Dubai!

We’ve been busy since the end of Ramadan planning offers and events for the autumn and winter. Our festive season program is due out very soon. In the meantime, why not take advantage of our Abu Dhabi F1 offers if you’re planning to attend the races?

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As always, our Golden Book has been busy during the past few weeks and here are the latest comments from our guests:

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Sometimes, guests don’t just write in our Golden Book, but also share pictures from their time here with us. We’re always thrilled if we receive new submissions for our photo albums on Facebook, Google+, or Pinterest.

Here’s a recent submission from Christopher Pook! Check out his other pictures here – he got up extra early to photograph our local area:

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#guestcommentswednesday, trams, and Arthur’s Day

Over the summer months and Ramadan, our Golden Book has been a little more quiet than usual, so here’s a compilation of guest comments from the last two months. Read on and also find out about public transport improvements to our local area and the latest events at our McGettigan’s Pub!

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It’s September, which means that Arthur’s Day is coming up. Our friends from McGettigan’s Pub in JLT have lined up some special entertainment for this year’s event. As always, there’s free Guinness, too! Click on the picture for details.

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In 2014, our guests and visitors will be able to enjoy better public transport options for their journeys through Dubai! The Dubai Tram project is nearing completion and it’ll only be a short walk from the Bonnington to the nearest tram station. The tram links up with the Metro system at 2 stations, namely Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Lakes Towers via footbridges to facilitate the mobility and exchange of passengers between the two transit modes. The Tram will also be linked with the Monorail of The Palm Jumeirah at the entrance of the Palm from Al Sufouh Road.

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A Ramadan #guestcommentswednesday and some new from TripAdvisor

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Celebrating success – colleagues from the Bonnington & McGettigan’s Irish Pub presenting our recently awarded TripAdvisor certificates of excellence…

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Bonnington Associates Iftar 2013

We recently held our annual associates iftar in the fabulous Almas Ballroom, just across the road from the Bonnington. Click on the picture to be taken to an album with more shots from the evening.

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Ramadan Kareem!

Ramadan 2013 Mubarak to all our readers, guests, associates, visitors, neighbours, and friends!

Ramadan is the ninth lunar month of the Islamic calendar and occurs about 11 days earlier every Gregorian year.

The start and end of the month is determined by the sighting of the new moon. The word ‘Ramadan’ comes from the Arabic root word ‘Ramida’ meaning ‘scorched heat’ or ‘parched thirst’.

The month holds special importance since the Quran, the Holy Book of the Muslims, was first revealed to the Prophet during Ramadan. Furthermore, fasting is recognised by Muslims around the world as one of the 5 pillars of Islam; the others being faith, prayer, charity and the pilgrimage.

In this part of the world, the phrase used to greet during Ramadan, is ‘Ramadan Kareem’ meaning ‘Ramadan is generous’.

We are progressing through Ramadan with overall working hours reduced as per the UAE Labour Law, but, being a hotel, we never really sleep, of course.

During Ramadan, the opening times of some of our restaurants and bars will change:

Healey’s Bar & Terrace will remain closed during the day, but open after sunset for soft drinks, snacks, and shisha.

The Pool Bar will remain closed throughout the Holy Month.

The Authors’ Lounge will be open daily from sunset to midnight.

McGettigan’s will be open daily from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m., but no live entertainment will take place and our popular iPaddy pub quiz night will also take a Ramadan break. Alcoholic beverages will only be served after sunset.

The Cavendish Restaurant will be open daily without breaks from 6.30 a.m. to 11 p.m. for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between. We offer a fabulous Iftar buffet every evening during Ramadan, too!

Ramadan 2013 at Bonnington

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Bikes, cars, and #guestcommentswednesday

Jumeirah Lakes Towers is fast becoming quite the happening place! It doesn’t just have the Bonnington and McGettigan’s at its heart, but there are more & more events taking place in the local area.

On our Facebook page, we recently reported that JLT now has a weekly farmers’ market. You can find out more about that here.

This coming Friday, another new event is taking place in JLT:

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Meanwhile, at the hotel and McGettigan’s, we’re gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day 2013.

You can find out what McGettigan’s offers by checking out their blog “St. Patrick’s Day in Dubai” – here at the Bonnington, we’ve already raised the flags and the menu for our special St. Patrick’s Day dinner is ready, too:

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Our Golden Book had a busy time, too, recently, and here are some of our latest guest comments. Don’t forget – you can follow this on Twitter with hashtag #guestcommentswednesday:

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Our basketballers are champions & our towels have won, too! Don’t even mention our bread or petits fours!

March has been quite the month so far for us here in Jumeirah Lakes Towers!

First up, our hotel basketball team won the 2013 Dubai inter-hotel championship! Congratulations to Cezar & his team!

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Secondly, our hotel towels were awarded the 2013 UAE Fluffies Award for the fluffiest hotel towels in the United Arab Emirates. Our towel won in the contest, which was launched by radio station Dubai 92 and judged by the stations breakfast show presenters Catboy and Posh Anna together with Katie Heskett from Ahlan!. The Bonnington towel won based on its fluffiness, but also sheer size (see picture), beating the Moevenpick Ibn Battuta into 2nd place and also leaving towels from The Address Hotels + Resorts, Rotana, JW Marriott Marquee, and the One & Only trailing behind.

Thirdly, Gulfood 2013 finished last week and, like 2012, some of our chefs excelled in the show’s Salon Culinaire!

Congratulations to Nuwan Abeyrathna and Indika Wickramatunga! Nuwan won a bronze medal for his bread showpiece, while Indika got a merit for his petits fours display.

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Mother's Day at the Cavendish in Dubai

Don’t forget! Mother’s Day is coming up! We’ve got a special menu for dinner in our Cavendish Restaurant. You can find out more and book online on the Cavendish’s Facebook page.

Last, but not least, a shout-out to our colleagues from Healey’s Bar & Terrace! Not only do they have a fantastic March offer, which allows you to enjoy a shisha and the cocktail of the day for only AED 49/person, but they have also been nominated for “Best Ladies’ Night” in the 2013 TimeOut Dubai Music & Nightlife Awards!

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Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! Plus, the last #guestcommentswednesday of 2012!

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A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year from all of us here at the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers! We’d like to thank you for your support in 2012 and are looking forward to an exciting 2013!

Our Christmas Day lunch was a sell-out as every year, but we still have a few seats available for our New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner in our Cavendish Restaurant. Here’s the menu:

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Whether you’re joining us for dinner on New Year’s Eve or not, our Healey’s Bar & Terrace is ready to welcome you at any time throughout the evening. There’s no cover charge and you’re welcome to brings friends:

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Golden BookWe’re also closing our Golden Book for 2012 and bring you a few more guest comments we received over the recent weeks.

We always like to hear from our guests, whether through messages on Facebook or Twitter, comments in our Golden Book, or on our comment cards.

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