OK, I confess. Seems that I’m something of a furniture superfan these days. Why you ask? Well, inbetween one of the many adrenaline-fuelled scenes in the new Fast & Furious 7 action movie, I still managed to spot the gang lounging on some rather lovely outdoor furniture. Funny thing is, I wasn’t the only one in the White Stores team to mention it at work the following day.
Turns out this fabulous outdoor furniture belongs to a luxurious hotel in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Emirates Palace features beautiful sun loungers, African daybeds, hammocks, gazebos, jacuzzis and swimming pools nestled among palm trees. This nicely sets the scene for the clear blue waters of a nearby lagoon and sandy beach, offering hotel guests a wide choice of fun sports activities to enjoy. The hotel also offers a relaxed al fresco dining experience at the BBQ Al Qasr restaurant. This outdoor grill boasts a world class a la carte menu, served in gazebo dining areas with perhaps the most romantic views to be found anywhere in the Persian Gulf.
Unsurprisingly, Emirates Palace has won many prestigious hotel and travel industry awards since its inception back in 2005. “Emirates Palace remains one of the top performing hotels in Abu Dhabi and the region, and with the increased number of visitors to the UAE expected to rise over the next few years, we are looking forward to continued success,” says Holger Schroth, general manager of Emirates Palace.
Abu Dhabi International Airport is only 35 minutes away by car. Of course, if Vin Diesel and the Fast & Furious crew are driving, the journey will take far less time. Give or take the occasional car chase or explosion.
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The cast and crew of Fast & Furious 7 talk about their experience filming in Abu Dhabi in this YouTube featurette –
Get The Look
Want to recreate the glitz and glamour of Fast & Furious 7 and the Emirates Palace in your own garden or patio? White Stores are happy to oblige you! Not only does this gorgeous garden furniture look the part, it also costs a lot less than you probably think is possible.
*All of these prices are correct as of 13th April 2015
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