Nickelodeon unveils Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi nominations

Singer Camila Cabello has been nominated in the ‘Favorite International Star’ category.
Updated 11 August 2019

Nickelodeon unveils Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi nominations

Nickelodeon and the Department of Culture and Tourism — Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) have announced all categories and nominees for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019. The categories will award and celebrate kids’ favorites across the worlds of movies, television, music, sport, gaming, digital platforms and more. 

Nickelodeon has rolled out a new voting mechanism, leading up to the show on Sept. 20, when the winners will be revealed. For the first time in the market, kids will have the power to choose their favorite artist to win in each category by casting their votes on Nickelodeon’s digital site (https://kca.nickelodeonarabia.com/), on Instagram using the hashtag of their favorite nominee or via the Nickelodeon Play app. 

The Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019 is part of a wider program of activations organized by DCT Abu Dhabi, which will bring a series of activities for kids and families to the city, including the new World of Nickelodeon. It is a three-day Nickelodeon activation that will include two musical performances from local artists. At the World of Nickelodeon, families will be able to interact with their favorite cartoon characters and experience the real world of Nickelodeon from Sept. 19 until Sept. 21. Both the awards show and the World of Nickelodeon will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. 

Tickets to attend the first Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi and the World of Nickelodeon are limited and will sell out fast, according to organizers. 

Those interested can stay up to date on all Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019 news by liking Nickelodeon on Facebook, Instagram and following the official hashtags: #KCAAD2019, #KidsChoiceAwardsAbuDhabi2019, #NickelodeonArabia, and #InAbuDhabi.


Resort in Oman offers camping adventures

Updated 19 August 2019

Resort in Oman offers camping adventures

Al-Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara in southern Oman has unveiled its new Luxe Mobile Camping Adventures. In collaboration with travel specialist Oman Expeditions, this offering is the first bespoke luxury mobile camping experience to take guests across the diverse terrain of the Dhofar province from the mountains to the desert to the sea. 

Set between a relaxing stay at the beachside resort in Salalah, the camping adventures offer tailored itineraries of varying lengths. Activities and camp locations allow guests to discover a wilderness of star-studded skies, vast deserts, rugged mountains and long, empty beaches. Southern Oman is said to be an uncharted destination and one of the only places where the true culture of old Arabia is still alive.

Drawing on the vast country knowledge and experience of Oman Expedition’s founder Sean Nelson, these new experiences weave in the rich, traditional heritage and magnificent natural environment of the region to create rare and memorable expeditions for resort guests while continuing to provide the luxury and comfort they desire. 

A former officer in the British Royal Marines and Royal Army of Oman’s Desert Regiment, Nelson has been nominated annually for the Conde Nast Top Travel Specialist for Oman since 2012. A leading private travel specialist, he is renowned for his rich and varied experience of the country. Before setting up Oman Expeditions, Nelson founded Hud Hud Travels in 2006, Oman’s northern-based provider of professionally run private luxury camps and events. 

Traveling via luxury 4x4 vehicles, a sample itinerary would include two nights camping with three days of various activities. Guests may choose to venture deep into the most remote parts of the world’s largest sand desert to find peace and solitude amidst magnificent sweeping dunes reaching up to 200 meters in the Empty Quarter. For a seaside option, guests can camp on a stretch of wild and secluded beach along the Dhofar coastline where they will encounter an array of wildlife including spinner dolphins, green turtles and coastal bird life as well as swim and snorkel in the crystal clear water 30 meters from their tent. In the foothills of the Dhofar mountains, guests can step back in time on a trek with camels along the same ancient frankincense trading routes that these prized animals have been following for over 2,000 years.

Oman Expeditions also brings together Dhofar’s top local contacts from guides, drivers and chefs to camel herders, artisans and religious scholars to ensure clients have an enriching and authentic experience. In addition, expeditions are accompanied by members of the Mahrah, a tribe who have traveled along frankincense trading routes with their camels since the time of the Queen of Sheba.