Cipriani Yas Island whisks away the city’s most loved wanderlusters for an Italian luxury weekend getaway
WHEN: 6th – 7th November 2015
WHERE: Abu Dhabi `
[12 November 2015] Cipriani Yas Island whisked away thirteen of the city’s most loved wanderlusters and romantics to an exuberant overnight Italian affair, to experience the ultimate Cipriani lifestyle. An itinerary packed with thrilling, fun-loving feats complete with the finest epicurean feast, the #MyCipriani Venetian getaway was a true celebration of the good life, Cipriani style.
Voyagers received a special suitcase packed with their daytime outfit and a boarding pass to their Italian adventure. The only thing missing? The surprise itinerary! Dressed to impress in the stylish House Of Nomad, the explorers were picked up by Uber and taken to a secret location where they were greeted by the sight of a private seaplane courtesy of Seawings. Buzzing with excitement and a delectable breakfast in hand, they soared to the heights of luxury with incredible birds-eye views of Dubai and Abu Dhabi sporting their NYS Collection sunglasses.
Upon landing at the footsteps of the majestic Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi hotel, they checked in for a quick spruce up to ensure everyone was looking their very best. After a much needed morning coffee, they were met with the roar of the world’s hottest fleet of Lamborghini supercars – and yes, they each got to drive!
Speeding off into the day, our glamouratis cruised towards their next exhilarating chapter at Yas Marina Circuit to experience the sizzling force of the Chevrolet Camaro drag race. And in true racing style, everyone devoured a delicious pit stop lunch before cruising back to the hotel to relax and unwind with Le Soie’s hamper of bath salts and beauty products and Huda Beauty lashes for the ladies.
All aboard Azure’s vintage wooden yacht, our crew set sail for the sunset as our paparazzi captured our fashionistas. With Bellini’s in hand and scrumptious canapés prepared by Cipriani Yas Island, the guests were taken for a cruise to soak up the sweeping views of the shimmering Yas Marina and the island’s coastline.
Back on land, guests sauntered into Cipriani Yas Island where they were treated to the main event – an exquisite five course Italian feast. Every course perfectly planned to perfection from the freshest Sashimi Salmon and the creamiest “Burrata in Foglia” to the signature Home Made Baked Tagliolini with Turkey Ham and succulent Veal Piccatine with Lemon Sauce. Freshly whipped Vanilla ice cream and the divinely fluffy Vanilla Meringue ended the evening off on a sweet note while everyone was frosted in La Marquise Jewellery diamonds.
Knock! Knock! Surprise delivery at the door enclosing gorgeous (and very voguish!) Fashlink outfits for the ladies and Havelock Bay’s sought after swimwear for the men. After devouring a nutritious breakfast it was pack up and go as the guests were whisked away to the Italian Riviera in Lamborghini stallions. White sand, blue sea and the freshest of lemon sorbets; guests sat down to lunch al fresco at Saadiyat Beach Club after a cool dip. Limousine cars were called and it was arrivederci and back to Dubai.
Amidst days of voyaging around Yas Island in thrilling Lamborghini cars and a glittering night spent with the loveliest group savouring the finest Italian cuisine, the guests discovered the warm hospitality and truly unique Cipriani lifestyle… Stay tuned for more details soon about packages Cipriani Yas Island will be launching which will allow you to experience the very same!
Mahmoud Sidani, Founder of Mr. Moudz
“This past weekend was really beyond words – from taking the sea plane to Abu Dhabi to riding around Yas island in our own Lamborghinis to having drinks on the boat as we watched the sunset, every aspect was so carefully thought out and really allowed us the have the full #MyCipriani experience! I can’t wait to see what else the team has up their sleeves!”
Natalie Price, Radio Presenter on Dubai 92
“The #MyCipriani weekend was one of the best weekends I’ve had in the UAE! The attention to detail, careful planning and constant surprises made it so enjoyable and relaxing. This unique concept for #MyCipriani was genius in promoting a restaurant, surrounding fun and exciting adventures.”
Samantha Francis, Founder of Style is Necessity
“The only way to describe the #MyCipriani trip is by calling it a once in a lifetime Cinderella experience! From the magical sky views during our flight from Dubai to Abu Dhabi to being transported in luxurious Lamborghini’s and a stunning sailboat, to drag racing in the most fashionable outfits. My highlight of the weekend? Dining at Cipriani Yas Island while being frosted with diamonds and fine jewellery from La Marquise Jewellery! The cherry on top was that I could share these moments with some of the nicest, interesting and influential people in Dubai! I still have to pinch myself to believe what happened!”
Shahd Al Jumaily, Founder of Zanajeel Clothing
“This weekend was truly magical in every single way! The attention to all the little details made it even more memorable, from preparing our favourite food for breakfast to preparing our outfits and even our favourite songs! Every minute of it was filled with excitement. I love that we were spoiled with surprises throughout the whole day until we ended our first night with a delicious Italian dinner at Cipriani Yas Island which made it all the perfect Venetian getaway!”
Ashley Cadzow, Radio Host on 103.8 Dubai Eye
“My #MyCipriani experience was an incredible one. I grew up a mere hour away from Abu Dhabi and in fourteen years of residency in Dubai, I can count my trips to the capital on one hand. The weekend allowed me to find those picturesque moments in a new environment, as well as help me show others the Cipriani magic that you find on Yas Island. We had a wonderful weekend thanks to a great group of brands that were willing to take a risk – I hope more brands open up to this method of working with Instagrammers where we are not confined to a guide and have the ability to post freely and honestly about something that excited us.”
Ibrahim Al Beshari, Photographer
“Well all I can say is you made it feel like it was a dream or maybe the Fast and Furious movie, with all the fast cars, beautiful hotel, classy clothes and amazing Italian food – best staycation I’ve had to date!”
Andy Scott, Founder of Andy Scott Fashion
“It was seriously one of the best weekends I’ve had. So much fun packed into two days with fascinating people. Can we do it every weekend?”