Thai Culture, Music and Food Celebrated at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi resident won 3-nights stay in St. Regis Bangkok and 2 Business Class tickets on Etihad Airways
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates –Following the successful conclusion of the one-week long festival at Sontaya, Southeast Asian restaurant at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island, Ms. Asya Hassan, a resident of Abu Dhabi, was announced as the lucky winner of the 3-nights stay in St. Regis Bangkok and 2 Business Class tickets on Etihad Airways.
His Excellency Mr. Somchai Charanasomboon (far left) and The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi’s Hotel Manager Max Wiegerinck present Ms. Asya Hassan with a round trip ticket for 2 persons in business class to Bangkok sponsored by Etihad Airways and 3-night stay in a suite at The St. Regis Bangkok.
Organized in collaboration with The Royal Thai Embassy in Abu Dhabi, the festival took place 23-28 April 2012, with an opening night on April 22 that was hosted by His Excellency Mr. Somchai Charanasomboon, Thai Ambassador to the UAE and attended by other dignitariesand guests from the city. During the festival guests had the opportunity to experience beautiful fruit and vegetable carving, traditional Thai dances and recitals of Thai musical instrument performed by the instructors and performers from Suan Dusit Rajabhat University in Thailand.
“I commend the Ambassador for his tireless efforts to enhance ties between Thailand and the UAE, which has resulted in a continuously growing number of Emiratis travelling to Thailand,” said His Excellency Dr. Saeed Al Shamsi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of the UAE, who was the Guest of Honor at the opening ceremony.
The Festival of Thailand was the first official festival to be unveiled at the Sontaya. This Southeast Asian restaurant at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island features floating pavilions that look out to the beach and turquoise blue ocean. With its enchanting ambience and flavorsome fare, the venue overlooking shimmering pools exudes romance by night, while signature cocktails complement the restaurant’s exuberance during the day. The large family area, a bright and cheerful section, is ideal those dining with children.
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