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Ramadan Preparations in Dubai

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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.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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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

Venkadesh stands tall in 2nd position at the Global Sake Sommelier Competition!

Venkadesh Sake Competition 2nd Place

He’s done it! Congratulations to Venkadesh, our Healey’s Bar & Terrace Manager, for achieving an outstanding 2nd place in the recent Global Sake Sommelier of the Year competition! For more details about the competition, read our previous blog post here.

Venkadesh was one of six semi-finalists, who battled it out at the final, which was held in London on 23rd November 2015.

We’re all very proud that one of our team-members represented us and the UAE at this prestigious annual event and finished in the top two!

We wish Venkadesh all the very best for the future! Who knows, he might just grab the trophy for us at next year’s Sake Sommelier competition!

It’s definitely a great start to the festive season. If you’re looking to celebrate, we’ve got some great offers and events at the Bonnington. Check out the details here.

As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

There’s a new terrace in #JLT

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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?

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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:

As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers Honored In the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Hotel Awards

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.”

To see all our TripAdvisor reviews, click here. To see all 2015 Travelers’ Choice winners, click here.

Join the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice discussion on social media with the #TravelersChoice2015 hashtag.

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Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

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From all of us at the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you to all our guests, visitors, associates, neighbours, and suppliers, for a fabulous 2014! We’re looking forward to seeing you all in the New Year!

Do join us this festive season! Check out our festive program here.

As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

Well done, Shane! Let’s celebrate with free beer!

Here’s a little something to brighten up your Sunday! To celebrate the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers’ and McGettigan’s brand ambassador, Shane Lowry’s fantastic season culminating in the DP Golf World Championship over the weekend at the Jumeirah Golf Estates here in Dubai, there will be a FREE BAR* tonight from 8-10pm at McGettigan’s JLT!

This very special offer is valid for one night only, don’t miss out!

Shane Lowry is an Irish professional golfer currently ranked #52 in the world. He is proudly sponsored by the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers and the McGettigan’s Group.

Come and join us at the McGettigan’s ‘Race to Dubai’ after-party tonight Sunday 23rd November at McGettigan’s JLT at the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers Hotel.

*applies to house beverages only.

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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