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6 Reasons To Try This New Hotel In Ras Al Khaimah

Acacia hotel review ras al khaimah by lifestyle blogger rahma talwar rthijabstyles (2)Another Weekend, Another Staycation! Why not play #TouristInMyCity Again?

If you love water adventures have a taste for navigating through different cities, Acacia Hotel, RAK is the place to go! This swanky new 4-star hotel under Bin Majid Resorts & Properties has the most amazing deals for a perfect weekend this summer. Our trip was in celebration of my brother’s 25th birthday, so taking pictures took a back seat (poor blogger me!).

Our stay was an all inclusive package, which I highly recommended because at the entrance we were greeted by a big envelope filled with different coupons & discounts.

Check out time already? Bye Bye @binmajidhotelsandresorts ✨

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1. All inclusive drinks: You can pamper your self and enjoy your entire time with a glass in one hand. From Hot Beverages (Coffee & Tea) to Cold Fizzy Drinks & various type of Alcohols, we had access to all 24/7. Pretty Cool!

2. Water adventures: With an all inclusive deal, you not only get to enjoy Acacia’s outdoor pool but also receive Beach access, Water slides & go Kakking coupons to use in Bin Majid’s Resort property – Beach Hotel, 10 minutes away from the hotel.

3. Sheesha fans: Acacia’s outdoor pool is the ideal perfect spot for you to soak up the sun, sip on the free amazing cocktails all day long & appreciate your holiday with a sheesha pipe. Though the setting is perfect for Sheesha lovers, unfortunately, only 3 flavors of Sheesha might annoy some (including, my brother!)

4. No Fights over Remote: I dunno about you, but I always end up fighting over TV in hotels (Ironically, I prefer laptops to watch stuff at home!) It was a nice surprise that our room had two set of TVs yet somewhat weird that we couldn’t find a flat Iron (That’s such a huge disappointment for someone like me, who is so particular about her perfectly ironed hijabs)

5: Affordable prices: A relatively new addition to RAK, the hotel offers super inexpensive all inclusive deals for adults & kids. You can find some great ones on Cobone or Groupon starting from only AED 250.

6. Free WiFi: What makes me furious is when luxury hotels for the sake for “Free WIFI” offer super crappy slow speed ones in return for your personal information (Emails & Mobile No, where they bombard you with useless deals over the next few months). Thankfully, Acacia (was different) facilitates decent WiFi speed without any privacy interruptions.

Any Drawbacks? All our meals were set at Al Nakhla Restaurant and honestly, the food was nothing to rave about or had anything new & exciting. Again, the pastry selection at Garden Brew Cafe was boring & similar to the desserts offered for lunch buffet at Al Nakhla. However, we did come across a promising Japenese Restaurant – Okura in the basement which we may try on our next visit. Plus, Hamra Mall is just 10 minutes away so food was not a major issue for us.

Location: Al Jazirah Al Hamra – Ras al Khaimah
Social: Instagram / Facebook / Twitter
Website: https://www.binmajic.com/acacia/rak
Phone: +971 7 235 2233

8 Reasons to be at Aloft Al Ain

Dubai’s staycation scene is getting more and more popular by the day and people actually make an effort to plan a weekend trip to other Emirates to spend this precious time with family and be a tourist in another city!

The latest addition to to the up-and-coming Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium development is the superbly high-tech Aloft Ain! Away from the hustle of city life, with amazing food & rooftop infinity pool, here are 8 reasons why your next weekend trip should be at ALoft Ain.

1.  Your bank balance stays happy!

Not only will you have comfortable and stylish lodgings at an affordable price of AED 270/per night but you can save money with affordable meals at Olive Tree restaurant.

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2. Hip & Happening!

Aloft is super funky and stylish, with the color play in room decor – vibrant pillows & carpets to snooker table at the reception. Entertainment all day long is guaranteed in this colorful vacation spot.

Why Not? Pose with the billard table 🦄 #FashionBlogger 🦄

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3. Every blogger’s DREAM- Tech Savvy Life

Not only is the WiFi free all day long, it even works in Elevators at super fast speed! You can turn control all lights with one single switch conveniently located just beside your bed. Plus, rooms are equipped with bedside USB chargers.

4. Customize your meals

Though the food option is limited to a large extent at Aloft, you can find plenty of eatery around the place to fill up your cravings. Olive Tree is an all day dining restaurant with an international menu (easily customizable) to keep everyone happy –  Traditional butter chicken, Arabic shish tawook and Indo-Chinese inspired noodle box.

5. I’m a Water Baby

How cool is an infinity pool? Though I don’t swim, I love the entire vibe at the rooftop, it’s not overly crowded and has ample space for you to lie down, soak up some sun while catching up on your favorite book. (Current Reading: Fall Away Series by Penelope Douglas)  

Just Keep Swimming #🏊🏼‍♀️

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6. Oh! The Landscapes and Attractions

Grab a bite at the rooftop Cafe and enjoy the best of Al Ain — Jebel Hafeet from your seat. Planning to do something Touristy? Al Ain Equestrian Club & Al Ain Zoo is the perfect place for families to bond. 

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7. Insta-Worthy Shots

Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium Community is not fully jam-packed which in blogger terms means: “Time for a photo shoot!” The colorful vibes around the hotel makes it the perfect backdrop for your Instagram feed.

8. You will never feel bored!

The staff comes from 33 different countries, each with a fun adventure story. The entire team is super friendly and makes your stay so much more exciting. (My Mum and the Head Chef at Olive Tree hit it off so well and we went on with sharing some amazing stories.) Aloft Ain even set up cupcakes in our room as a special welcome gift.

It's Cupcake o'lock 🎂 Welcome Gift by @aloftalain 🎁

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Location: Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium Development, Al Towayya, Al Ain
Social: Instagram / Facebook / Twitter
Website: https://www.rotana.com/dubai/amwajrotana
Phone: 03 713 8888

 

 

 

Glam Up with Gosh MakeUp

Ever since my teenage years, I’ve always been intimated by high-end brands and stuck to drugstore makeup lines, last year when a Denmark originated brand started creating a massive buzz in the blogosphere because of it’s ll natural ingredients which mean they’re Paraben-free, fragrance-free & cruelty-free, I went ahead with making my own purchases and fell in love with it’s seaweed collection.

Earlier this month. I got contacted to have a makeover done by them, and if you watched my vlog, you know your girl, had the best time of her life.I have the ugliest eyebrows in the history of mankind, (due to religious reasons I don’t get them plucked) bushy & untameable, or that’s what I thought. Until Gosh’s makeup artist did the magic and I had the honor to use #EyebrowsonFleek on my Instagram. 😍

Gosh Makeover Dubai Beauty Review UAE Youtuber Vlogger ggGosh Makeover Dubai Beauty Review UAE Youtuber Vlogger fDuring my visit to the Lifestyle store in Mall of Emirates, I got to know more about the brand and their awesome range in foundations, premiers & mascaras. Truth be told, when a brand offer makeup premiers to suit all 3 skin types (dry, oily & combination) it deserves all the shootouts & crazy fan following. Also, the mascara line up by huge, each one did something special & different.

I was suggested products which would go well with my dry skin, and to my surprise, Argan Oil was a promising ingredient in most. I walked out the store with a few products and hopefully, I will be reviewing them soon.

Until, Next Time, Love Rahma


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GlamBox November 2015 : Horrible Experience

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Hope you lovelies had a great weekend!

Subscription boxes are my favorite thing in the world, like come on a bundle of joy packed and delivered at your door is perfect to the ‘T’ for pampering yourself. From the past 3 months, I have been looking forward to the opening a ravishing pink box of surprises. Though, it may not have reached up to the mark, I was always had a happy go lucky feeling towards GlamBox !!

But last weekend, my pink box of wonder turned into a delayed package of terror & sorrow !! “DRAMATIC MUSIC PLEASE”. When Glambox released the sneak peek of this month’s box I had dual feelings. The whole surprise aspect was gone ‘Bummer’, but no complaints Body shop & Bioderma products made me go bananas !! So how it turned into a nightmare?

Basically, a closer look on the sneak peak made me realize one of the product had jasmine and I informed Glambox I’m allergic to the smell and asked them not to send me anything with Jasmine contents. Secondly, I changed my delivery address and contact number on the site and again as a good customer also informed them via email two weeks before.

So what’s the result you may ask? My delivery got delayed by almost 5 days and both Glambox and the courier company kept blaming one another. Okay so now I get to the most amazing part, revealing the contents. and another bummer no product from Body Shop, you can imagine how devastated I could be !!

So one of the staff calls me after my missing item email, so what they say is hilarious that they mistook my words regarding my allergy and did not add any Body Shop product though she apologizes and ensures me they will add a sample in my next box.

20151130-987598925However, many of you would like to know what’s in this month’s box so here it goes:

Hydrabio Perfector SPF 30 by Bioderma (40ml): I just love the Pump-Tube-Pompe thing going on, the product gives high protection against UV rays and dehydration. I use it as a mositurizer+ primer in the mornings these days, but the consistency is too thick and not super blendable.

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Hydrabio Serum, Perfecteur and Creme (5ml) by Bioderma: To be honest, I had my eyes set on the Serum, as last month I already received Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face Lotion. The serum is just divine, so soothing and relaxing, I basically envy every single one who got the full-size Serum.

Dadi’ Oil 95% Certified Organic Nail Treatment (3.75ml): A mixture of Avacado, Olive, and Jojoba oil makes this such a treat for your cuticles. Plus, the warm exotic combination of Lavender, Lemongrass & Vanilla takes you to a different world. All I want for my birthday a candle of this smell. “Best Friends please note”

Rasasi Lamaat Musk Tabriz & Jazeebiyat Musk Tabriz (1ml each): If you are a fan of Arabic fragrance, you just have to try these out. These not too overpowering unisex scents are musky & tantalizing. Do give them a try.

Either one of Body Shop Aleo Soothing Toner – Oils of life – Jasmine Body Shower Gel. 

Discount Vouchers

  • 20% discount on Body Shop Skincare Product
  • 10% discount on Rasasi outlets
  • Gift voucher from Eternel Clinic
  • Free skin analysis by Bioderma Skincare expert.
  • A chance to win 3-month subscription from GlamBox

Final Verdict: This month’s box was a true gem and definitely an answer to all our complaints and I’m sure every one of you would have loved it. It was my pure bad luck with all misunderstandings. However, Kudos to GlamBox for the 20% discount on Body Shop !!

 

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If you’d like to find out more about Glam Box Middle East or sign up to their monthly beauty boxes you can visit their website or check out their Facebook page
*Disclaimer:  The subscription featured in this post is purchased with personal funds. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Glam Box or any other company.This post also contains a referral link. Using the link to register with Glam Box middle east a referral credit that support’s RT Hijab Styles further expenditures.

QUICK AS A FOX OUTFIT

FOX33The greatest challenge of life is the morning decision to wake up late and compromise with your looks or be the rise and shine baby. Selecting what to wear when u r already late is another hurdle every girl has to overcome. All you need to know is it’s about time to utilize those black staples in your wardrobe. Miraculously Body Slimming and  easily put together outfits basically defining a girl’s life saver.

Next this is where your printed hijabs come handy especially those cotton material which do not require iron. A WIN-WIN situation for all.

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TRIP TO DESERT SAFARI

One of my favourite combinations to wear any time of the day is Navy blue and White. I have often noticed that hijabs within darker shades of blue go really well with brown skin girls. In this particular outfit, all I did was jazzed it up a notch with few long black and grey pearl chains.

#TIP During summers try wearing sleeveless flowy tops and use no snag hijab pins to attach a shirt or cardigan to the top on both sides of your shoulder.

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Plaid shirt Forever 21
Lace Top Forever 21
Jeans Being Human
Necklace Ebay
Hijab I love modesty

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