Hello and welcome to our very first edition of Rotana Lifestyle – our exclusive digital platform offering plenty of inspiration on all things travel, art, fashion, food and more
Digital transformation has been a key factor driving growth during these challenging times, offering creative means to adapt to our new way of living. And, at Rotana, we fully embraced the opportunity to optimise our offering and our operations. We are particularly proud and privileged to have been able to rethink the norm and introduce to you this inspiring new digital lifestyle hub. We're so glad you're here!
The world's greatest show is currently underway in the UAE as we raise the curtain on this edit. Since Expo 2020 Dubai opened its doors, visitor numbers in the emirate have been on the rise, with the event itself crossing 13.5 million visits as of February 15, 2022. At Rotana, we achieved a significant milestone by opening Expo 2020 Dubai's Sustainability portal earlier this year. The ceremony symbolised our collective enthusiasm to welcome new opportunities in 2022 and also reaffirmed the shared vision of Rotana and Expo 2020 Dubai to create a more sustainable future. If a visit to the site is still on the cards, our 48-hour itinerary to discover Expo 2020 Dubai will help you make the most of your time.
March sees the return of two of the most prestigious events on the international creative calendar – Art Dubai and World Art Dubai. In Abu Dhabi, comic book fans are preparing for Middle East Film and Comic Con, the region’s largest pop culture festival, which will celebrate 10 years of uniting movie, TV and comic lovers this year.
Further in this edition, we highlight some of the best options for travellers seeking popular winter getaways, take a deep dive into the world of jewellery with Bil Arabi, one of the Middle East's most exciting luxury brands established by designer Nadine Kanso, and also honour powerful women in fashion by shining a light on the most influential female designers who transformed the way we dress.
Expo 2020 Dubai aside, it's an exciting time for residents and visitors in the UAE. On December 2, 2021, the country officially marked its 50th National Day, celebrating its milestones and achievements from the last half-century. Not a nation to rest on its laurels, the next 50 years look more promising as the UAE has its sight set on a brighter future. A strategic plan has been put in place for the nation to achieve its ambitious vision to become the best country in the world by 2071. Exciting times lie ahead!
On behalf of the entire team, I look forward to welcoming you to a Rotana hotel very soon and hope you enjoy browsing our first edition of Rotana Lifestyle.
With kind regards,
President & CEO