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Eid Al Adha at the Bonnington in Dubai

Eid Al Adha is around the corner and we’re marking the occasion with a special Eid menu at our Cavendish Restaurant & Terrace:

Our Eid Al Adha menu is available from Friday, 9th to Saturday, 17th September and is priced at AED 185, per person.

Why not join us for Eid and discover the culinary delights of Arabia has to offer? For those who like, shisha is available on Healey’s Terrace afterwards:

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For more details & to book, click here!

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Little Green Cars are coming to Dubai!

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Irish indie rock band, Little Green Cars, is coming to Dubai and playing live at our McGettigan’s JLT & The Baggot on Friday 26th August.

Entrance to the concert is totally FREE, but why not make a staycation out of it and stay overnight with our special Little Green Cars package?

For AED 499 per room, you get:

  • Complimentary Food: 2 specials of the day
  • Complimentary Beverages: 2 House beverage + 2 Non Alcoholic beverage (redeemable in all hotel F&B outlets including room service – excludes McGettigan’s)
  • Complimentary swimming pool access

You can find out more and book the package by clicking here.

Formed in Dublin in 2008, the five-piece band consists of members Stevie Appleby on guitar and vocals, Faye O’Rourke on vocals, Adam O’Regan on guitar, Donagh Seaver O’Leary on bass and Dylan Lynch on drums. Since signing with Glassnote Music, the band has toured America and the UK extensively. The US portion of the 2013 tour included a live performance of their single, Harper Lee, on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The band has also played at festivals such as Coachella in California, Lollapalooza in Chicago and are known for hits such as ‘Easier Day’ and ‘The Song They Play Every Night’.

On the concert day, McGettigan’s offers a special pre-gig drinks package – get stuck into 3 hours of unlimited house drinks from 5pm-8pm for just AED199! You can find out more about it here.

Follow the links below for more information on the band and their music;

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littlegreencars
Twitter: @Littlegreencars
Website: http://littlegreencars.com/

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Why book with us direct? Easy! Look at all the benefits…

Bonnington Deluxe RoomThere are many ways to book a stay at the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers. You can call us, use one of the many reputable online booking services, visit a travel agent, or book on http://www.bonningtontower.com – you’re always assured a pleasurable stay in the City of Gold.

We understand that everybody is always looking for the best deal, but did you know that we kept some special benefits for guests booking with us direct?

That’s right, whether you call us on +97143560600, fax us on +97143560400, email us via reservations@bonningtontower.com, or go to http://www.bonningtontower.com – you get exclusive benefits.

Whenever possible, we’ll give you a complimentary early check in (between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.) and a free late check out (between 12 noon and 4 p.m.).

You’ll also get priority when it comes to our daily local shuttle services. Just speak to one of our concierges and book your seet on the free shuttle of your choice to various shopping malls and Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR, The Walk).

When you book direct with us, you can also add breakfast at very preferential rates to your booking. Only want breakfast on a few days you’re staying with us? No problem, you can do that, too.

Plus, when you book on our website, you have access to a number of value added services at preferential rates, which you can add to your reservation. Whether it’s a half-board package, a bunch of flower, or a bottle of bubbly, just click and add it to your shopping basket.

Have a look on what’s on offer here.

However you book your Bonnington stay, you’re always guaranteed a warm welcome and and excellent stay in Dubai!

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Collecting Frequent Flyer Miles at the Bonnington

Frequent Flyer Miles at the BonningtonMany of our guests are keen collectors of frequent flyer miles and if you, too, like to collect miles when staying in hotels in Dubai, you’ll be pleased to know that we are part of one the largest network of airline partners among independent hotel groups.

We currently partner with 23 major international airlines and you can earn from 500 miles (or equivalent*) on qualifying rates every time you stay with us.

We award miles for AAdvantage, ANA, Delta, Lufthansa, Qatar, Qantas, and many more!

You can view the full list of all our airline partners here.

Even better than earning miles, of course, is to earn miles faster and we currently have several special offers, which can help you increase your miles. You can earn triple miles when you book in advance or get up to 1000 bonus miles if you stay three nights or more. You can find details of all our promotions here.

So, if you’re into frequent flyer programs and miles, check into the Bonnington and start earning miles today.

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Eid Mubarak!

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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.

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Ramadan Kareem

Ramadan Bonnington 2016

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.

Don’t forget to visit our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

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Cigar Rolling in Dubai – Experience Cigar Art at Healey’s!

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You’ve probably heard that Cuban cigars are world famous, but have you ever seen a Cuban cigar being rolled live in front of you? The art of cigar rolling is something worth experiencing and now you don’t even have to fly to Cuba anymore to grab a freshly rolled Cuban cigar.

On Tuesday, 31st May 2016, our Healey’s Bar (already famous for great shisha in JLT) will host a Cuban cigar rolling demonstration with master cigar roller Mrs. Virginia.

Come to Healey’s between 8 p.m. – 11 p.m., grab a cocktail, beer, or a fine glass of wine, and see Cuban cigars being rolled live & up close. Even better, purchase any cigar from Healey’s extensive cigar selection and you’ll get a freshly rolled Cuban from Mrs. Virginia as a gift. Healey’s Bar Manager, Venkadesh, will be on hand and he just happens to be an expert in pairing fine cigars with great beverages, so ask him for a tip if you don’t know what to order.

Cuban cigars might also be popping up on our Snapchat that night, so connect with us now via https://www.snapchat.com/add/bonningtontower or simply by username #bonningtontower

 

Healey’s End of Season Extravaganza!

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It’s that time of the year again! Ramadan is looming and Healey’s is preparing for its annual break. Before we’re closing the doors for Ramadan, we’ll have one more party, though!

This year’s Healey’s End of Season Extravaganza will take place on Thursday, 2nd June, from 8 p.m. until late.

As always, we’ll offer an unlimited beverage package for only AED 199 – you can grab yours now in Healey’s or via the hotel reception. You can, of course, also make use of our a la carte menu on the night.

What else is on? We’ll have live entertainment by DJ Nick Coyle, plus, everybody who bought the all inclusive beverage package will be entered into a grand prize draw. We’ll pick the winners at midnight. If you’re lucky, you can win great prizes like iftar vouchers or even a complimentary stay at the Bonnington for 2 including breakfast.

See you on 2nd June in Healey’s!

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.

Italian Dinners, Irish Celebrations, and Hometown. There’s a mega weekend ahead & it starts now!

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Are you ready? We’ve got a mega weekend of food, parties, and live music line up for you and it starts tonight!

For a start, we’d like to take you to Italy: Our new Italian promotion in the Cavendish Restaurant & Terrace starts tonight and runs until the summer. Try our new Italian al la carte menu and join us for an exciting trip around the world of Italian cuisine. Have a look at the menu:

After eating great Italian food, let’s celebrate with the Irish! This Thursday will see Dubai’s biggest and best St. Patrick’s Day event kick off at our McGettigan’s JLT. You can find out all about it in this blog post, but here are some of the highlights:

  • Pop into McGettigan’s JLT before 5 p.m. on Paddy’s Day (17th March) and enjoy drinks for only AED 17!
  • Enjoy a great Irish lunch or dinner at our Cavendish Restaurant and Terrace on Paddy’s Day! Lunch is only AED 175 pp (food only) and dinner is AED 299 pp (food & beverages). Find out more & book your table here.
  • Catch Louis Walsh’s newest Irish boy band Hometown live at McGettigan’s JLT on 17th March, followed by one of Ireland’s top rock bands Hermitage Green, who will take to the stage at 10pm.
  • As always, there’ll be traditional Irish dancing performances throughout the day. Check the McGettigan’s JLT Facebook page for timings.
  • On Friday 18th, don’t miss Hometown in our Authors’ Lounge – the boys, who took time out from their UK tour, will be around from 12 noon for a meet & greet. All ages welcome!

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If you fancy a break from all thing Irish, there’s also #VisneBand in Healey’s! Following several packed performances, the boys are back with more blues and classic rock:

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As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already? Check out these two videos: