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Jom Gaya Hidup Sihat ~ Makan dan Exercise

Another chapter of my exercise diary .. hidup Misz-ella camni la .. kalau tak kerja, exercise. Kalau tak kat Event kat Gym. Tu je la tempat...

Qigong with Mirjana at The Violet Flame, Bangsar

Hello readers ..

I recently had an opportunity to try Qigong (pronounced as Chi Kung).

First of all  ..what is Qigong? I have tried many forms of physical exercise ~ Aerobics, Aerodance, Zumba, Bokwa, Piloxing, Pilates, Bodycombat, Bodysteps, Line Dance and many more but I never try Qigong.

Qigong is an energy arts exercise. It is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing technique and focus. Qigong strengthen and stretch the body & increase fluid movement (blood synovial and lymph) enhancing balance and proprioception and improving the awareness of how the body moves through space.

The word Qigong (Chi Kung) are formed by two Chinese words. Qi (pronounced as Chi) is a life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe that keeps us alive and energetic. Either we realised or not, all of us have Qi and Qi is all around us. Qi is abundant and it is easy to harness provided that we know what we need to do. On the other words, Chi is an invisible energy.

The second word, Gong, pronounced kung, means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. The combination of both words ~ Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy, a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.

Like any other health care systems, Qigong is not a panacea but it is definitely a highly effective health care practice or we can all it alternative treatment.

Me and Mirjana

My first introduction to Qigong started when I visited The Violet Flame, Bangsar and was introduced to Mirjana, a French Qigong Master. A full explanation about Qigong were given.

Mirjana explained to us on Why do we need to practice QiFlow?
We are born with a certain amount of Qi particular and different for each one of us. That means we all have a limited source of a kind of an ‘energy battery’ that we use throughout our lives.

Qi normally flows throughout our whole body and organs. It circulates through many energy channels and energy centers similar to electricity flowing through wire circuits. When our QiFlow becomes obstructed because of some blockage in our channels the results is that our body and/or our mental state manifests a problem that starts bothering us and telling us that something is wrong and we need to get it solved. We start encountering some discomfort or we begin to develop some disease. We fall sick.

Why do we need to practice Qigong?
To maintain health, heal our bodies, calm our minds and reconnect with spiritual. People who practiced Qigong usually maintain good health even at old age and have a youthful vitality. Other than that Qigong also helps speedy recovery from illness.

Qigong also release hypertension and most importantly is the long term effect of Qigong practice ~ reestablishes our body/mind and soul connection.




MiQi Energy Medicine
MiQi Energy Medicine is a modern way of understanding and using Qi enhancing tools for a healthy life. It combines Medical Qigong, Taigiquan, Yoga, Meditation and the LOA (Law of Attraction) technique in a format that is easy to remember, easy to do with a faster result.




In order for us to really understand Qigong and implement it to our daily life, we need to undergo 3 level :- 
Understand
Knowing
Mastering

I am now at Level 1. I understand what is Qigong and look forward to know it more (Level 2). I had an opportunity to tried Qigong with Mirjana. Me and Kelly, my blogger friend were taught on the right breathing technique breathing and focusing while taking care of our body posture at the same time.


Qigong session with Mirjana on last Sunday

I went back to the Violet Flame, Bangsar on Sunday to learned more about Qigong. Qigong practice involves moving meditation, coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing and calm meditative state of mind. All the movements are low impact and are accessible to almost anyone regardless our age, physical and belief.



We were taught to let loose our body. Do not lock your knee .. loosen the grips over our body, make it flexible, relax the muscle, the joints, free our mind and understand our reactions to our environment. We are totally in relax condition ~ our body and mind.




By learning to live in a more and more relaxed state, we will start to reduce fatique and start unlocking blockages and physical aches and pains. Ultimately, in Qigong, we move faster, think quicker and clearer while at the same time we become calmer and have a joyful life.





I am still new in Qigong. With Mirjana's guide, I realised that unlike unlike other form of physical exercises that I am currently practicing now, Qigong is not about pushing our body to the limit but its about supporting our body parts to be greater and stronger. We were taught on how to sync our body parts and move together.


On the next level, we will also learn how to harness and work with Qi for our own healing, health and well being *i look forward to to this session*

The 90 minutes session with Mirjana on that Sunday morning ended with fresh, sweats and calm mind plus .. we energised our body. Unlike other forms of exercise, Qigong allow us to gain more energy after the session,  even at a minimum time of 5 minutes a day. Our body will become more supple, tone and energetic and our mind become more calm and fresh.

I was so happy after the 90 minutes session with Mirjana. I have seen some people practice Qigong and my questions were answered during the session. Now I understand Qigong more ~ Why? How? Feel before and after ..



Thank you Mirjana for the lovely session. We enjoyed the class ~ learning and understanding What is Qi and how to increase the QiFlow. We look forward for more sessions with you.

The Violet Flame is currently running a Free Trial Qigong Class every Sunday from 9:00-10:30 am (March only). For those of you who are interested to learn and experience Qigong, visit The Violet Flame, this Sunday at :-

No. 7 Jalan Riong Off Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03-2282 9868

We had a busy schedule everyday. We stress, get tired and we loose a lot of energy either in mind or physically ~ We had a mind and physical stress everyday. I do recommend Qigong because it suits our modern lifestyle. Qigong does not take so much of our time. In Qigong practice, even 2 or 5 minutes are so precious and benefits our body and health. Qigong is flexible, it can be practice at anytime and anywhere but most importantly is to learn the proper and right technique from the Qigong Master.

For those of you who want to learn more about Qigong, join the Free Trial class this Sunday ~ for a healthier body, mind and soul. Quality life ~ That's all we want, right!






Hari Pengasas Pakar Kulit Dr. Ko 2017

Hello readers,

Kali ini Misz-ella nak kongsikan tentang sesuatu yang cantik. Cantik itu walau dapat dilihat dari luaran tetapi akan lebih bermakna jika ianya bermula dari dalaman, kan.

Baru-baru ini Misz-ella telah dijemput untuk menghadiri acara Hari Pengasas KO. Sebagai seorang yang support good cause, dah tentulah Misz-ella sokong apa sahaja aktiviti atau program yang bersifat kebajikan, I made my way to support the event.

Dato Dr. Ko bukanlah nama asing dalam bidang dermatologi negara kita. Setelah berada di United Kingdom selama 17 tahun untuk memperolehi kelayakan akademik dan bekerja sebagai seorang pakar dermatologi, Dato Dr. Ko kembali ke Malaysia pada tahun 1994. Beliau kemudiannya mengetuai Jabatan Dermatologi di Hospital Seremban sehingga 1997.


Pada tahun 1997, Klinik Pakar Kulit Dr. Ko ditubuhkan di tingkat satu sebuah rumah kedai di Klang, Selangor. Kini, klinik kecil ini berubah wajah  menjadi Ibu Pejabat bagi 30  cawangan Klinik Pakar Kulit Dr. Ko di seluruh negara. Selain produk penjagaan kulit sendiri, Klinik Pakar Kulit Dr. Ko juga dilengkapi dengan peralatan terapi laser yang paling lengkap di Asia. 

Sepanjang 19 tahun sumbangan beliau dalam industri kulit dan estetik di Malaysia, Dato Dr. Ko telah menawarkan rawatan percuma kepada mangsa kebakaran kurang kemampuan yang dirujuk oleh doktor hospital kerajaan. Beliau bermurah hati mengetepikan bayaran bil dan juga menampung kos pengangkutan mereka.


Sehubungan dengan itu, Hari Pengasas KO diperkenalkan sebagai aktiviti tahunan dengan tujuan murni dan bantuan disalurkan kepada badan kebajikan yang berlainan setiap tahun dan untuk tahun 2017 ini, Hari Pengasas KO kembali untuk tahun kedua. 

Pada tahun lepas, Dato Dr. Ko telah menyumbang RM27,000 kepada Yayasan Beautiful Gate untuk kumpulan kurang upaya. Untuk tahun ini, Dato Dr. Ko menyasar untuk menyumbang RM50,000 kepada Persatuan Ibu Bapa dan Anak-Anak Sakit Kanser Malaysia.

Bermula dari 24 Mac sehingga 30 April 2017, Klinik Pakar Kulit Dr Ko akan sekali lagi menyambut Hari Pengasas KO bersama golongan  kurang bernasib baik dan pada masa yang sama memberi ganjaran kepada pelanggan setia dengan pelbagai tawaran hebat. Setiap transaksi di Klinik Pakar Kulit Dr Ko sepanjang tempoh tersebut, Dr. Ko akan menyumbang RM1 kepada badan kebajikan yang terpilih. Promosi khas turut ditawarkan kepada pelanggan yang menyumbang kepada kejayaan Dato Dr Ko Chung Beng selama ini.


Dato Dr. Ko Chung Beng

Dato Dr. Ko Chung Beng dalam ucapannya mengatakan .. “Hidup kita akan lebih bermakna apabila kita membawa perubahan positif kepada masyarakat dan kehidupan seseorang. Tugas sebagai doktor adalah merawat pesakitnya dan juga  mengembalikan keyakinan diri mereka. Saya percaya, setiap orang mampu mengubah hidupnya, namun masih terdapat kumpulan yang kurang bernasib baik yang memerlukan bantuan masyarakat dan rawatan. Marilah kita sama-sama menyumbang demi kesejahteraan dunia," 


"Kami juga ingin memupuk semangat tanggungjawab social dan memberi inspirasi kepada orang ramai untuk membantu masyarakat tempatan,” kata Dato Dr. Ko.

Encik Amin Mohd Ali Sidik 

Encik Amin Mohd Ali Sidik dari Persatuan Ibu Bapa dan Anak-Anak Sakit Kanser Malaysia, dalam ucapan beliau merakamkan penghargaan kepada Dato Dr. Ko kerana memilih untuk menyumbang kepada organisasi tersebut. Penyakit kanser adalah pembunuh no. 2 di Malaysia selepas penyakit jantung. Saban tahun, kos rawatan bagi pesakit kanser semakin meningkat dan sumbangan Dato Dr. Ko terhadap organisasi ini amatlah bermakna dalam usaha untuk menyokong pesakit-pesakit kanser tersebut.



Hari Pengasas KO tahun ini ditaja oleh Make A Wish Creations - sebuah syarikat perancang majlis dan Le Midi, sebuah restoran yang menyajikan makanan Perancis dan Italia serta turut disokong oleh artis tempatan iaitu Dynas Mokhtar dan Idris Khan. Dato' Dr. Ko mengucapkan Terima kasih kepada dua penaja ini dan merancang untuk bekerjasama dengan lebih banyak badan kebajikan dan badan bukan kerajaan di masa yang akan datang.



So pembaca-pembaca yang budiman, bermula dari 24 Mac sehingga 30 April 2017 ini, mari kita sama-sama raikan hari yang bermakna ini di Klinik Pakar Kulit Dr Ko. Bukan sahaja kita bakal memiliki wajah serta kulit yang cantik, malah kita dapat beramal dan menyumbang kepada mereka yang memerlukan.



Untuk maklumat lanjut mengenai Hari Pengasas KO, sila layari www.foundersday.koskinspecialist.com.



Norle's Room To Let @ Shepherds Bush Green, London

Hello readers ..

I am back with my travel sharing entry. When I was in London, I had an opportunity to stay at Norle's house located at Du Cane Road, W012, Shepherds Bush Green (Zone 2), London. The two (2) rooms flat is owned by Norle and her husband, Rafik.

The room is equipped with 1 Queen Bed

Well .. I can say that the room are spacious (compared to some of the hotel rooms I have stayed in London)

And are equipped with a 2 seater sofa ~ selesa, kan

Towels are provided

Sejadah (prayer mat) are available too.


Oopsss .. ada heater jugak (ini sangat penting cos I traveled during Winter)



Wi-Fi services are provided too. The room can fit maximum up to 4 persons. tetapi biasalah .. bila kita tinggal di sini, konsep nya ialah tinggal bersama dengan Owner .. sharing bathroom, toilet and kitchen. Boleh masak-masak kalau you all nak. Jangan risau sebab owner Norle and Rafik (Orang Negeri Sembilan) sangat peramah and I want to mentioned that the house are very clean.

The house (flat) are strategically located .. near to Halal restaurant, hospital, tube/underground, bus station and Westfield, the largest shopping mall in London. 

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White City Underground/Tube Station

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Shepherd's Bush underground/tube station

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Woodland's Underground/tube station


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Infront of the Hammersmith Hospital, a specialist Hospital renowenedf or its strong research connections.

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Westfield London at Shepherd's Bush ~ the largest shopping mall in London. A MUST VISIT in London (especially during your first visit to London)

OK .. Misz-ella have stayed with Norle and Rafik during my last visit to London and we went to Stonehenge, Oxford City and Bicester Village together. Read my previous entry here

Well .. pada pendapat Misz-ella lah, kalau you all pertama kali ke Kota London dan tiada siapa-siapa di sini, lebih baik you all duduk bersama dengan famili Melayu di sini. Lagipun kadar bayaran yang dikenakan oleh Norle dan Rafik adalah sangat berpatutan *(bermula dari 50 pound semalam). Compared to all the hotels I have stayed in London, 50 pound are so worth paying. However, harga bilik adalah berbeza dari masa ke semasa dan bergantung pada bilangan tetamu jugaklah.

Selain dari itu, Norle dan Rafik ada sediakan servis Kereta sewa, so for big group (family especially), I guessed it is more practical for you to rent a car. Unlike me and Aiman, we just took a Public transport anywhere we want to go.

I can say that the place is quite quiet, privacy and clean. Near to groceries shop, ATM machine, Halal Restaurant and many other facilities.

So you all .. I am done with my sharing session with you. If you are planning your holiday in London and are looking for a comfortable place to stay with a perfect location, I suggest you consider Room at Norle's and Rafik's.

Whatsapp Norle at +44 7405 128399 or email norle_80@yahoo.com

Opss Jangan lupa .. nak sewa kereta pun boleh contact diaorang jugak ye. Ok Bye readers. Terima Kasih baca.



Zumba with Coach Zaharah @ Rockafella Dance Studio

Hello readers ...

Another chapter of my exercise diary ~ Wednesday, 15th March 2017 .. I hit the dance floor after a very long rest .. holiday, busy scheduled ~ I miss my workout session with my exercise buddies *sobs*



Zumba with Coach Zaharah @ Rockafella Dance Studio (every Wednesday). The number of participants in her class has increased to 30s! Wow!! You know why? Cause her dance steps are fun, energetic, catchy and suits all level of fitness. One thing la kan, Instructor tak boleh syok sendiri .. you have to listen and understand the needs of the crowd.  

I love her class variants ~ From Zumba to fun dance to 4 Wall line dancing ended with a soothing calm cooling down session .. Fun!! An hour of shaking our body during her class resulted in buckets of sweat and tones of calories burnt. We were tired, wet but happy.



I exercised since I was at the age of 20s and now at the age of 44 (almost 20 years), I am still here till sometimes I asked myself ~ What is my life without exercise? Well .. I guessed my life will be very boring, dull, unhealthy, weak .. etc .. etc .. Exercise is part of my life. Either at the gym, dance at the dance studio or run together with my running team .. I enjoyed every moment spent. I did a lot of Cardio exercises ~ Aerobics, aerodance, zumba, bellydance, piloxing, pilates, bokwa, stepboard, bodycombat and the latest .. Fitness drummin'.

I found myself in exercise. Exercise taught me lessons in life ~ disipline, determination, fighting spirit and the most important recipe in exercise is LOVE and PASSION.

I expressed love to myself through exercise and I did it with passion. Kalau sayang diri kita, jaga. Jaga diri dengan bersenam, ok.




The journey to a healthier life are more meaningful when we did it together ~ supported and motivated each other. I am very happy with Kak Yun and Ain who lost weight thru a natural way ~ healthy diet and exercise. The best, the safest, the most economical way to lose weight and maintain your health are by taking care of your diet and exercise. Easy, right.




Another best thing about exercise is It keep us close to each other. Bersenam membina ukhuwah dan merapatkan silaturrahim sesama insan dengan cara yang lebih sihat iaitu dengan cara menyokong dan membantu serta menggalakkan sesama kita supaya menjalani gaya hidup sihat. 

Rockafella Dance Studio is situated at Saujana Utama, Sg. Buloh (1st floor on top of Circle K). If you have not started any exercise but planning to do so, join us every night at Rockafella from 9-10pm. See you, ya!

An Exclusive Evening with Sheila Majid at the oldest Rainforest in the World ~ Sheila Live @ Belum Rainforest Resort

Hello readers ..

On 29 April 2017, fans of one of Malaysia’s most beloved icons, Sheila Majid, will have the privilege of being the first few to experience a showcase featuring songs from her latest album live at Belum Rainforest Resort in Pulau Banding, Perak.  The exclusive evening with the songbird will be held in an intimate setting at the resort, against the natural backdrop of one of the world’s oldest rainforests.

The resort is surrounded by the Belum-Temengor Tropical Rainforest Complex, measuring four times the size of Singapore – carbon-dated to be approximately 130 million years old – older than the Amazon and Congo.

Besides providing a treat for all Sheila Majid fans, the showcase also aims to highlight the importance of environmental conservation, a cause deeply ingrained into the corporate DNA of Belum Conservation, as well as the Pulau Banding Foundation, which was set up to preserve and protect its natural surroundings.

The announcement of the showcase and initiative was made today in a press conference attended by Sheila herself, as well as Ahmad Khalif bin Tan Sri Mustapha Kamal, Executive Director of Belum Conservation and Dato’ Dr. Abdul Rashid Malik, Chief Executive Officer of the Pulau Banding Foundation.



Pulau Banding Foundation is a non-profit and non-political organisation which promotes research and eco-tourism through the sustainable development of the rainforest ecosystem of the Belum-Temengor Rainforest Complex. A portion of the proceeds garnered from the showcase will be channelled towards the foundation.


Encik Ahmad Khalif Bin Tan Sri Mustapha Kamal

According to Ahmad Khalif bin Tan Sri Mustapha Kamal, Executive Director of Belum Conservation, “Malaysia’s tiger numbers have plummeted from 500 in 2003 to an all-time low of about 250-340 in 2014. In 2015 the Malayan tiger was re-classified from “Critically Endangered” from “Endangered” within IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species. We at Belum Conservation would like to see Belum-Temengor still be in existence not only in our lifetime or our children’s, but for generations to come.  This mission of ours can only succeed when more people understand the urgency of why it needs to be protected – starting today.”




Sheila Majid, during the Press Conference said that “It is truly a privilege for me to work together with Belum Conservation and the Pulau Banding Foundation towards their noble efforts of promoting environmental conservation. Indeed, the Belum Rainforest Resort presents a breath-taking venue for this unique initiative, and I couldn’t think of a better way to introduce my latest album to the world right here,”




Ever since making her debut in 1985 with her album Dimensi Baru, Sheila Majid has evolved into an illustrious career, making her mark not only in Asia but around the world as well, with a series of international firsts. In 1990, she was the first Malaysian artist to break into Japan with her albums Emosi and Warna, as well with her hugely popular single, Sinaran. Six years later, she made history again by becoming the first Malaysian artist to stage a solo show in London’s famed West End, at the Royalty Theatre. In December 1996, she accepted an invitation to perform at Ronnie Scotts’, the jazz Mecca of the Music world.

With this showcase at Belum Rainforest Resort, Sheila will create another first by holding her first performance within a rainforest setting.

Have you been to the Belum Rainforest? I have been there many years ago. At that time, the place was still very pure, there was no internet line with a limited telephone line coverage. 

We cycled during the day and went for Night Trekking at night. We visited the Orang Asli 'kampung' and we found rafflesia during the jungle exploration trip. It was such a wonderful experience.

If you have not seen the beautiful Belum Rainforest, this is your great opportunity to to witness this unique and unprecedented with the accompany of our Queen of Jazz, Sheila Majid. 

A specially currated packages at  Belum Rainforest Resort, starting from 2 Days and 1 Night (inclusive of accommodation, food and beverage and exclusive access to the showcase) are available for grab. However, this is very exclusive and are limited to approximately for the first 100s only. Visit www.belumrainforestresort.com for more information.

The packages are selling very fast since it's launched day. Don't Miss It!















My stay at DAMAC Maison ~ Dubai Mall Street Hotel, Downtown Dubai, Dubai

Hello readers ..

I'm back with another sharing entry for you. During my short trip to Dubai, I stayed in DAMAC Maison - Dubai Mall Street Hotel.


DAMAC Maison - Dubai Mall Street Hotel is a 5 star hotel, under DAMAC Hotels & Resorts, a hospitality division of the internationally renowned real estate company DAMAC Properties.

DAMAC Maison - Dubai Mall Street Hotel is a luxury hotel apartment situated in Mohamed Bin Rashid Boulevard, in the heart of Dubai, next to Burf Khalifa and only 700 metres away from Dubai fountain (one of attractions in Dubai)

All suites in the hotel has a spectacular view of Dubai Mall, the largest mall in the world and the Downtown Dubai. 

It only took us 15-20 minutes journey from Dubai International Airport to the hotel. We took the Pink Cab (Lady driver) and pay almost 60 AED (25 AED is fixed airport surcharge cos taken directly from the airport)



Once we stepped into the hotel, we were impressed with the hotel lobby. It was spacious, clean and luxury ~ A posh DAMAC Maison Hotel.


The Check-In counter

My tired face after 7 hours flight from KLIA

Since we arrived in the early morning, we had a rest at the hotel lobby


Freshen myself at the ladies toilet .. Ummm I love the toilet ID.


While our luggage were well taken care by the hotel staffs


We were served with Coffee and Juice while waiting for our 1 Bedroom Suite to be ready.



Spotted nice chandelier at the lobby *Love*


Once we stepped into our Suite, we were ... WOW! The suites are spacious (77 sq. metre) and elegantly furnished with modern furniture. The one bedroom suite has it own kitchen with fully equipped kitchen utensils, microwave, toaster, and washing machine complete with dryer. Guest can enjoy cooking and feel like "Home Away From Home". 

We love our suite. It has a beautiful interior - neat, bright light and clean. Unlike the furniture at the hotel lobby, the suite's furniture are more modern, simple but glamour at the same time. Well, I have to agree with the Front desk staff note to us upon checked in ~ Once you are in the room, you will feel comfortable and do want to leave it anymore.





And Yess!! There is a big mirror at the dining area. Perfect for the Selfie Queen like me *hehe*

There was another mirror in the hall area that made me enjoy my selfie more and more *happy*


Our one bedroom suite are equipped with a very comfortable King Size bed, 42" LCD TV and a working desk.

The suite's guest enjoy a complimentary high speed Wi-Fi which are accessible at any part of the suite, which made my work as a Blogger easier.




The room come with en-suite bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower room

My suite has a view of the Downtown Dubai. Unfortunately, it was raining during my short stay (2D/1N) .. I didn't get the chance to explore the whole city because of the weather *sobs*


I have only I word for the Elevator - BEAUTIFUL

The next morning, we visited the Hotel Gym





Spacious, bright, clean, energetic music and completed with various Cardio and body weight machines ~ the gym was my 'playground' during my stay in DAMAC Maison Dubai Mall Street Hotel. 



Since there was a construction going on infront of the hotel, walking to the nearby Dubai Mall was not possible during my stay. However, DAMAC Maison provide Free shuttle service for the hotel guests who want to visit the Mall.







 Spotted this group of kids at the Mall. Ohmygod .. so cute!! 


Exploring Dubai Mall. Dubai Mall, is a home for Dubai Aquarium and Underwater, Dubai Ice Rink, The Dubai Fountain and At The Top Burj Khalifa. Unforturnately, we did not have enough time to explore the mall and we left the mall with a note .. We will be here, again. 




All in .. all in .. we had a great time during our stay at DAMAC Maison - Dubai Mall Street Hotel. Our bedroom suite are spacious, clean, comfortable and has all the facilities that we need. The hotel staffs are friendly, polite, speaks good English and always on-hands to give a helping hand whenever needed. Thank You to Mr. Jaideep Thakur, the Hotel's Operation Manager and his team for taking care of us. Our stayed at DAMAC Maison - Dubai Mall Street Hotel were as sweet as honey *love*

For those of you who want to experience Dubai's lifestyle, I strongly recommend DAMAC Maison - Dubai Mall Street Hotel. More information about the hotel can be find at https://www.damacmaison.com/en/-1/