Justice League comes to Marina Mall Abu Dhabi

Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi.
Updated 12 August 2019

Justice League comes to Marina Mall Abu Dhabi

The Justice League is coming to Marina Mall Abu Dhabi this Eid Al-Adha from Aug. 11 until Aug. 20, offering hours of fun-filled family entertainment.

The event features daily live shows with activities, crafts workshops, virtual reality and gaming during the 10 days. 

DC Comic’s famous superheroes Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman and The Flash will be performing live at the mall offering three shows daily. As part of the show, kids will train alongside the superheroes as new recruits to instill the values of truth, fairness, hope, discipline and teamwork.

Kids also have the chance to win goodie bags by taking part in the quiz hosted during the live shows. 

In addition to the daily live shows, visitors to the mall will also have the chance to get up close and personal with the larger-than-life characters as they explore Marina Mall Abu Dhabi to meet and greet their fans. 

Customers who have shopped at the mall can present their receipts at the customer service desk to collect wristbands based on their spending, which will give access to different activities. Customers with a spend of 150 dirhams ($40) will get wristbands enabling them access to watch the show, while those with a spend of 200 dirhams get access to the show as well as activation zones. A spend of 250 dirhams gets them wristbands with complete access to all zones including the meet and greet with the superheroes.


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.