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Blue Diamond Hotels To Open Luxury Beach Resort In Varadero, Ready For Holidays In May

Blue Diamond Hotels and Resorts has added a new hotel in Cuba to its portfolio with the scheduled launch of the Memories Varadero Beach Resort this May. The luxury four-star resort will open its doors to tourists taking Cuba holidays on 1st May, 2012 after the property was refurbished and rebranded.

Formerly known as the Sirenis La Salina, the property has 1,035 rooms and suites and it is situated on one of the most beautiful beaches in Varadero, Cuba. Memories Varadero Beach Resort offers plenty of activities for the younger guests to enjoy throughout their holidays to Cuba including a Kids Club and Baby Club, two children’s swimming pools and daily entertainment.

Facilities and activities at the all inclusive hotel include three tennis courts, a spa and salon, a disco, Jacuzzi, two adults swimming pools, fitness centre, multi-sport court, beach volleyball, and watersports such as windsurfing, pedal-boating, snorkelling, scuba diving, and catamaran cruises.

Guests can upgrade to Diamond Club, which offers a personalised check-in/check-out service, including early check-in and late check-out; private access to the Diamond VIP Lounge; an exclusive beach area with beach butler service; and a dedicated concierge service.

The hotel boasts eight gourmet restaurants with a wide range of international cuisine such as Italian, Creole, Mexican, and Japanese, and there are eight bars and lounges where visitors can enjoy a refreshing cocktail or fruit juice.

Varadero Beach is situated in the province of Matanzas on the Hicacos Peninsula on the north coast of the Caribbean island of Cuba. The region is one of the most popular destinations for holidays in Cuba with more than 20km of pristine white sand beaches and several luxury beachfront Cuba hotels.

The area features beautiful natural landscapes include the Bellamar Caves and idyllic virgin cays and during holidays in Varadero, travellers can go scuba diving and snorkelling in the turquoise crystal-clear water; sailing and deep sea fishing; play golf against the backdrop of the sparkling ocean; and take excursions to explore Cardenas City.

The beach resort is a great place for a family holiday in Cuba with an array of museums, white sand beaches, and parks and fun attractions including the Delfinario, a natural pool for dolphins.

Blue Diamond Hotels and Resorts operates several all inclusive resorts across the Caribbean and Latin America under “Memories Beach Resorts” and “Royalton Luxury Resorts” brands.

Abu Dhabi’s Desert Islands Resort And Spa By Anantara Receives Green Globe Certification

The Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara in Abu Dhabi has been recognised for its environmental policies and achievements and has received the renowned Green Globe certification.

Situated on the Sir Bani Yas Island off the coast of Abu Dhabi, the upscale resort aims to provide eco-friendly Abu Dhabi holidays by reducing energy consumption, minimising the use of water and promoting the awareness of local culture and community to its guests.

We are actively engaged in our adherence to the Green Globe Standard for Sustainable Travel and Tourism. This recognition highlights Anantaras sincere commitment to operating in an environmentally, socially, and culturally responsible manner, commented the General Manager at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, Christian Zunk.

Our yearly Guest Satisfaction Survey score remains well above the industry average and shows that our commitment to the environment and the service we provide exceeds guest expectations. Without restricting their comfort in any way, Anantaras environmental culture also extends to communication on sustainability issues with our guests.

Sink aerators and low-flow showers and toilets have been installed throughout the hotel and energy efficient lighting and a waste management programme is in place.

Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara is located on the Arabian Gulf, 8km off the west coast of Abu Dhabi and offers a luxurious experience for tourists taking holidays to Abu Dhabi.

The five-star property is nestled within the grounds of a thriving nature reserve and during holidays in Abu Dhabi, guests can relax on the pristine beach, swim or snorkel in the warm ocean waters or the shoreline infinity swimming pool, and explore the vast area on nature and wildlife walks.

The resort is regarded as one of the most luxurious Abu Dhabi hotels with 64 elegant rooms and suites and a wide range of facilities that guest can enjoy while taking an Abu Dhabi holiday, such as gourmet restaurants and sophisticated lounges and bars; a Teen and Kids Club; library; a modern fitness centre and tennis courts; a watersports centre; and a lavish Anantara Spa.

Sir Bani Yas Island is a working wildlife sanctuary where visitors can catch sightings of endangered animals as well as beautiful creatures such as giraffes, cheetahs, gazelles, antelope and striped hyenas. The animals roam freely within the beautiful natural protected landscapes and the ocean waters are home to dolphins, sea turtles and many other spectacular marine species.

Sensual Odyssey At Kamalaya Spa Resort, Koh Samui

Looking for a change from that monotonous life? If that is the story of your life, head start to some rejuvenating place which can caress your senses and leave you energetic and enthusiastic.
For such an experience, no place can be better than a spa resort. Wait! If that spa is located amidst the sound of waves and smell of sand, the healing process will double its effect.
A place which promises to offer somewhat similar experience is Kamalaya at Koh Samui. It is Thailands award-winning wellness sanctuary and holistic spa resort. It is designed t offer life-enriching holiday experience.

Detox, yoga, stress and burnout, fitness and weight management are few of the offering of this spa resort in Koh Samui. In order to experience these programs, a visit is mandatory because without experiencing it you wont realize its benefits.

Personalized expertise is also offered by an international team of naturopaths.
The healing process offered here is an amalgamation of the therapies from east and west. The services are offered in a beautiful natural environment, inspired from healthy cuisine, holistic fitness practices and personality wellness programs.

Kamalaya is a haven lying around a monk’s cave that once was used by Buddhist monks for contemplation and sacred retreat. This spa resort will give you a chance to slow down from the fast pace of maddening city life which we have become so accustomed to. It is a place where you will feel inspired to enjoy the life again and relish in small beautiful gifts which life has to offer. The essence of Kamalaya Spa Resort lays in its name, Kamal meaning and Alaya stands for lotus realm .It is an ancient symbol for the growth and unfolding of the human spirit.

Diy Hard Drive Recovery – Last Resort Techniques

The short answer to this question is probably no, unless you are feeling lucky or have some experience dealing with computer hardware. However, there are a few things you can try to do yourself to recover data from a hard drive that has failed. You never know what you might be able to do.

Keep in mind that none of these techniques are a good first option. They should only be attempted if you want to risk losing or destroying the drive, and your data, further than it might already be destroyed.

Recovery Preparation

To prepare for recovery, you’ll want to connect your broken hard drive to your computer and also have another hard drive ready and connected. Connect the broken drive to your computer only after you make the necessary modifications to it in your recovery attempt. The other drive (a working one) will be your data dumping drive, the one that you will move your recovered files to if you actually manage to pull off a recovery.

Your secondary hard drive could also be your internal drive in your computer, just make sure you have enough space on your extra drive to store the data you might recover from the dead one. Always consider that there are risks involved with hooking up a bad hard drive to any computer.

One Chance

In most cases, you’ll probably only get one chance to recover the data if you use the hard drive recovery techniques discussed in this article… so keep that in mind.

Controller Board Swapping

This technique consists of removing the controller board from a working hard drive of the same make and installing that controller board onto the drive that has failed.

If it is indeed the controller board that has failed this will give you an avenue to work around this particular failure issue. If this swap is unsuccessful, you very well could ruin both hard drives, so consider that circumstance.

Spindle Motor Spinning

Sometimes a drive will fail because the spindle motor refuses to spin, or it sticks. This can commonly be a problem with old hard drives. If the spindle motor sticks, you can actually open up the drive and try to spin the disc manually.

After opening it up, spin the hard drive disk a few times manually and then see if it fires up and works. This will compromise the cleanliness of the hard drive altogether, but hey, this is a last resort technique, right?

Repeated Booting

If a hard drive is suffering from problems that might be sporadic, you might be able to get it running just by trying to boot from it repeatedly. Yes, this might sound kinda ridiculous and simple, but it can work. If you manage to get the drive booted, hurry up and copy as much stuff as you can while it’s running.

Freezing the Hard Drive (ha!)

It’s long been a rumor that freezing dead drives can get a little more life out of them. This has been somewhat proven to be true and many people will swear that it works.

The idea here is that if the hard drive is physically damaged to the point where internal parts are pressing against each other, causing it to not work, freezing will contract the metal and other materials to free everything up and get you a few minutes or more of use.

Please note that this will probably not permanently fix a drive, but it might repair a “clicking” drive momentarily so that you can retrieve critical files. Ask around, you might find that others have actually been able to make this work!

When All Else Fails

Of course, the best option is to seek professional help. If you are not finding yourself wanting to take these risks, that is probably a good thing. For the do-it-yourself type of person, these hard drive recovery techniques could get you started in the right direction. But, remember, they should all be attempted only as a last resort. Good luck!

Destin Beach Resorts The Value of Being Locally Well Traveled

There are many exquisite Destin beach resorts to choose from. Whether you are looking to buy a property or only rent one for your next family get away, choosing the best Destin beach resorts is important. Every family has their own list of needs and wants, and meeting them can make all the difference in the trip. This is where the knowledge of a real estate agent can come in handy. Not all Destin beach resorts are the same, so have someone that is locally well traveled to help you in your search.

Location Changes Everything

The location of your Destin beach resort can actually help you save money and time. If you can find accommodations close to the attractions you plan to see, then that means less money in gas or time in travel. After all, every moment and every dollar spent on getting around is one less that can be spent on enjoying the Destin beach resort and surrounding area! A real estate agent familiar with Sandestin can help direct you to Destin beach resorts that are perfectly positioned to simplify your travel plans.

What Does Your Family Need?

Locating a Destin beach resort that is in the right place and offers everything your family needs can be difficult. A knowledgeable real estate agent will know more than the area. They will know what is in it and what each Destin beach resort can offer you. Come up with a list of must have amenities and talk to a real estate agent to see which Destin beach resorts would work best for your trip.

Spend Less Time Planning and More Time Enjoying

Planning a trip can take time, but it is important to map out your journey before you go or risk spending precious vacation time on the preparations. A real estate agent can help you find Destin beach resorts that have everything you need within your travel budget. Let the agent find the best Destin beach resorts so you can spend less time planning and more time enjoying every trip you make to Sandestin!

Get more out of your Destin beach resort search. Ginger is ready to help you buy or sell so that everyone is satisfied. Beach condos in Destin are available right now, and Ginger knows where they are and how to find prime locations for your family!

Hurghada Property Investment Increases In Popularity

Hurghada property will surely be remembered in history as one of the greatest investments of recent times, and given the current levels of investment throughout the region, it seems as though the next few years will become a defining time for this beautiful part of the Red Sea coast.

Hurghadas tourism industry is still in its infancy; however it is growing at a phenomenal rate, with an increasing number of low cost and budget airlines now offering flights into the new international airport. With property throughout the region is still exceptionally well priced, especially given the increasing demand for tourist accommodation, it is understandable that a large number of overseas investors have purchased in this popular tourist resort.

This rapid expansion and growth being experienced in Hurghada is not without its problems, and with the exception of the international airport, large parts of the surrounding areas are in need of infrastructure investment. However, with the Egyptian government keen to capitalise on the regions growing tourism industry, it is likely that the federal investment in the region will continue for the foreseeable future.

Hurghada is a unique prospect in that respect, because tourism the tourism infrastructure (hotels. Accommodation, resorts) and property investment are all having to grow at the same time, their growth is becoming interlinked. The property investment opportunities that currently exist in Hurghada are very much aimed at becoming a part of the tourism infrastructure, which can only benefit the investors in the long run. Things like apartment hotel investment products, hotel room investments, and resort property investments are all far more common than villas or apartments for sale in Hurghada.

Put simply: because tourism is growing so rapidly, the tourism industry has been forced to work directly with the construction industry.

However, rather than just build resorts to serve the tourism sector, the construction industry players have sought to maximise their revenues. Thus, they are building resorts, and selling the properties within those resorts to earn the first wave of revenues. The properties then come back under their management, which means that they and the tourism industry players get a share of the revenues.

This all sounds like property investors are getting the raw end of the deal, but in reality the opposite is true:
Because of Hurghada’s immaturity it is less common for people to be seeking out their own rental accommodations, they are mostly coming in through tour operators and such like, because that is where the availability is. Therefore, for private property investors to maximise their rentals, it is far better for them to own a managed resort or hotel property than something outside of that system.

Inside the system, the massive tourism growth coupled with the low prices of property is making strong rental yields commonplace in Hurghada. In fact many of the properties currently for sale in Hurghada come with rental yields guaranteed as an integral part of the overall purchase package.

The Essentials On The Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino Opening

Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino Opens to Public The Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino (affectionately called COSMO, our next door neighbor) effectively and formally opened their entrance doors on December 15th, 2010 at approximately 8:00 pm. Data groups were dispatched outdoors and Las Vegas Blvd. clamored with excitement. The Grand Opening Party was held on December 31st, 2010. Popular music was virtually performing from the roof tops filling the Blvd. residents with the New Years Eve mood. Cosmo has furnished our Las Vegas Blvd. access signs with some landscape gardening by the north door.

Do it yourself Auto parking is presently at your disposal for all Jockey Club owners and good friends. Level 3 B parking range located in Cosmos 5 story underground auto parking structure is the allocated space for all Jockey Club cars and trucks. Level 3 B is the single level of the parking structure that the Jockey Club elevators are constructed to connect with your “home away from home”. Just after Jockey Club owners park on the level 3B, you will savor taking one of the two Jockey Club centrally situated on the north wall of the development specified and named elevators to the 1st floor or 2nd floor. Then go on to either the main receiving area or pool deck (pool doors are key card accessibility) area of the Jockey Club. These elevators will also access the Cosmopolitans Casino area as they each open on the south to the north and vice versa.

As you may know the Cosmopolitan has expended approximately 8 million dollars into the Jockey Club to date. It commenced with changing the Fire Protection System components. While we were code certified with fire safety, upgrades were beneficial brought about by the nearby vicinity of the new Cosmo. All common space and interiors of each suite are already retrofitted with sprinklers, strobes and speakers for announcing possible emergency situations. Modern emergency generators as well as extra water tanks have been installed and all fire exiting has been rerouted to the north drive. The water softening system tanks have been moved from underground to two considerable above ground installations. Demolition of areas not made use of under our pool deck has been undertaken.

Both Ascot and Derby Tower entrances have been taken from the south side to the north side of both constructions including matching marble and brass portal doors. The Porte Cochere (key entrance overhang drive up) was built with stone drive up, stone faced pillars, stained cement sidewalks, and Valet presentation areas and bell storage space. Our waste chutes were fitted with 2 compactors facilitating 4 dumpsters worth of waste to be dispensed into one reservoir. The gas meters and electric boxes are being transferred to a more ideal location. The team member only behind-the-scenes movement space has been improved for much easier approach from building to building with linens and large cleaning devices.

The computer connectivity for the inner workings of the Jockey Club was shifted to the far west end of the Derby tower ground level. Cosmo has paid for the 24/7 Valet Parking assistance and the 2 years of overflow parking at the Planet Hollywood; however, Cosmo will cease paying for the Jockey Club Valet services upon the launching of the new resort. They have repaved the entire north drive with completely new blacktop. 75 daily pool passes have been granted for Jockey Club owners and guests to use on the main Bamboo pool and sun deck area of the Cosmo as well as the two Jockey Club tennis courts that have been relocated to the Cosmo roof top. Generally there are innovative new elements to ascertain in 2011.

Hawaii Wedding ceremony Manual

Hawaii is 1 of the world’s premiere destination wedding places for apparent factors. The tropical paradise is a fantastic location to exchange vows and multitude of settings-from luxurious beachside resorts to quaint chapels and up-nation areas-are like no other folks in the planet.

When preparing a Hawaii wedding ceremony, there are a number of crucial concerns. These consist of place, celebrant, photography and some of the extras that make a Hawaii wedding ceremony unique./p>

Hawaii Wedding ceremony Spots
Every single of the major Hawaiian islands have a thing distinctive to give for weddings.

Oahu has some wonderful marriage ceremony locations not far from Waikiki Beach and can be a good choice for those who are seeking a wedding and possible honeymoon in a more urban environment. Hotels and services are generally less expensive in Oahu, so it a typical option for much more value-conscious brides and grooms.

Maui is an additional well-liked option for weddings in Hawaii. House to many luxurious oceanfront resorts, Maui has many splendid locations-both oceanfront and up-country. A wedding on Maui, however, can be very expensive as the accommodations, food and company companies are possibly the most pricey in Hawaii.

A Kauai wedding ceremony is a excellent selection for individuals who are cozy with a tiny island sensation. There are a lot of splendid seashores and resorts in Kauai, but notice that you will almost certainly have less alternatives than you would on Maui or Oahu.

A Hawaii Island (typically named the Big Island) marriage ceremony are well-known because of to the exclusive splendor and exceptional spots even though at the same time having many world-class resorts. Most Hawaii weddings are in West Hawaii along the Kohala and Kona coasts. The Big Island also presents a enormous range of land and drinking water routines to make for a wonderful honeymoon spot.

Most weddings in Hawaii are just the ceremony, with the official marriage license in the property spot of the bride or groom. Verify the Hawaii Department of Well being for info about obtaining your marriage license and certificate in Hawaii.

The greatest way to discover a celebrant for a marriage ceremony in Hawaii is to search on the web and make some first contacts. There are several marriage ceremony planners on all the islands if you would favor a pre-organized bundle. Contemplate possessing a celebrant, possibly Native Hawaiian, that can add a particular Hawaiian touch to the ceremony. Right after all, it is a shame to arrive to Hawaii for a wedding ceremony and not have one thing particular from the islands.

Hawaii Wedding ceremony Photographers
Do not make the error of obtaining a relative or good friend be your marriage ceremony photographer. A specialist Hawaii marriage ceremony photography will have the finest tools, eye for detail and knowledge that will seize the minute you will only have when in your lifestyle. A skilled marriage ceremony photography in Hawaii will, for illustration, know how and when to get the marriage ceremony party organized and staged for those all-important sunset photos. A professional will also know how to capture great sunset photos, which is not an easy job for most novice photographers.

Hawaii Wedding ceremony Extras
There are numerous extras that can make a wedding ceremony in Hawaii additional unique. 1 fantastic touch is to purchase wedding rings with a Hawaii touch. For example, Koa wood, a beautiful endemic wooden to Hawaii tends to make for some genuinely amazing wedding ceremony rings. Yet another excellent Koa wooden products is handcrafted Koa wooden bowls.

Leis are an additional Hawaiian wedding ceremony tradition that ought to not be ignored. Males have a tendency to dress in maille leaf leis. It’s a nice touch to have the wedding party adorned in pikake or ginger leis.

Deciding on Hawaii for a wedding is easy. The huge number of choices can make for a very enjoyable wedding planning process. Hawaii has a lot of weddings, so you can be assured of the highest degree of professionalism all about if you look for out skilled experts.

Most Exotic Fitness Spas and Resorts

There are numerous fitness spas and resorts that offer a variety of treatments to rejuvenate your body and mind and make you physically agile and mentally alert and slow down your aging process. Visitors come in large numbers to undergo the wellness therapy that consist of body work, lymphatic massage, aromatherapy, yoga and meditation, body scrub, mineral salt scrub, facials and cocoons. There are also skin treatments, facial, hair and body tanning treatment. Most fitness spas and resorts are well preserved, friendly and comfortable and are usually small and compact and have multiple treatment rooms. The most exotic fitness spa resorts have a variety of spa packages that offer different treatments. The spas feature a large suite with spa tub and shower, herbal and Finnish sauna, reflexology foot drops, ice fountain and aroma steam bath. They also provide the porch and manicure and pedicure treatments. As heat and water can provide enormous health benefits, most fitness spas include exclusive water features. The aqua therapy features a 30-by-15-foot therapy pool with airbed loungers, a torrent cascade, neck fountains and an air tub with body rub jet counter. A part of the pool area contains a wide thermal suite and whirlpool featuring herbal and sensory showers, adventure related activities like windsurfing, rock climbing and Para-sailing. Fitness spa resorts feature many premium facilities like original sea planetarium, first-class dining comfort, a theater, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a casino, hot tubs, kid-friendly facilities, boutiques, large wine collections, libraries and ballrooms. A fitness spa is a type of spa that typically incorporates elements of dieting, exercise, recreation and total body rejuvenation as a method of helping their clients. During their stay, a trained weight management professional will evaluate the clients’ weight loss needs. Besides, a fitness spa usually employs fitness trainers, nutritionists, healthcare personnel and counselors to work with their clients on all fitness programs.

Spa resorts are places where you will be provided with healthy, nutritious and delicious meals coupled with boot camp workouts and fitness retreats. Fitness spas teach stress-management methods as well as provide individual help with diet guidelines by a qualified dietitian, sports conditioning and exercise physiology by experienced professionals. Many fitness spas also organize wellness education seminars.

Whether you want to get away from the din and bustle of routine living, lose weight, recover from stress, improve your fitness levels, undergo a rejuvenation therapy, then fitness spas and resorts are the places you have to look for. Most spa resorts allow for individual attention and encourage exploration into new areas of physical fitness.

Most of the fitness resorts are located in places that are surrounded by natural sceneries, quaint hillocks and gorgeous landscapes. In the fitness resorts, you can expect a variety of programs and water treatment exercises. You will also undergo various boot camp workouts such as cardio workouts, weight training and other exercises that strengthen your physical structure. The more expensive luxury fitness spas provide all-inclusive care, with meals, posh accommodations, body & mind exercise classes and wellness lectures. These luxury spas often offer perks such as private massage therapy, fine dining, and luxurious suites. In addition, many of them have on-site hair stylists and beauty consultants. They may also offer low-stress activities such as swimming or golfing.

The secret to a healthy and fit body also includes involving ourselves in fitness resorts or fitness spas that helps in keeping us in good shape.The boot camp vacation varies from individual to individual and helps in attaining the target. For more information visit our site

Condado De Alhama Golf Resort

For some of the finest golf courses in Europe, and one of the best climates in the world, there really is only one location to buy a Polaris World golf property and that’s Murcia, Spain. And if you’re choosing a golf resort here why not opt for the largest resort so far at Condado de Alhama. At 9 million square metres this resort is larger than the other Polaris World golf resorts put together and once complete will possess three Jack Nicklaus designed golf courses. There is no better time to have a look at what this resort has to offer as a new town centre was finished in July 2009 adding more first rate facilities to what is already one of the best resorts in the world.

Condado de Alhama Golf Resort

The Polaris World Condado de Alhama golf resort is in the Valle del Guadalentn area of Murcia, Spain. Situated in the foothills of Sierra Espuna and Carrascoy-El Valle, two regional nature reserves, the resort is divided into three areas: Los Jardines de Alhama, Los Naranjos de Alhama and La Isla del Condado.

Los Jardines de Alhama

Translated this means ‘The Gardens of Alhama’ and the area, as you would suppose, is spacious and green with properties built around landscaped gardens and swimming pools. The Los Jardines development is pedestrianised with dedicated cycle lanes enabling residents to walk or cycle around the parks and enjoy the extensive variety of plant life. Los Jardines de Alhama is very family friendly with its separate play areas for children and it also has first-rate sports facilities including tennis courts, football pitches and basketball courts. The properties are built in a traditional Mediterranean style with architecture that blends in effortlessly with the manicured surroundings.

Los Naranjos de Alhama

‘Naranjos’ is the name given to a native orange tree of the region and this area of Condado de Alhama is lined with the attractive tree on its streets, within its gardens and around its squares. Los Naranjos is in the heart of the golf resort and once had its own town centre called El Agora. This town centre has been extended to include the new resort town centre called El Foro providing an even bigger collection of facilities just a short walk away along the leafy avenues. Properties in Los Naranjos have a stepped architectural design and the penthouses look out onto the Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course (under construction – due for completion in December 2009).

La Isla del Condado

Condado de Alhama translated means ‘Alhama County’ which is where the resort is situated in Murcia. La Isla del Condado means ‘The Island of the County’ and this area is an apartment complex on an island on the lake in the centre of the golf resort. La Isla is a waterfront setting that stretches down to the main town centre of El Foro. Residents benefit from stunning views from their apartments across the lake as well as three infinity pools that give the impression of being part of the lake itself. La Isla has tranquil boulevards and green spaces that incorporate children’s play areas. Around the lake are several piers from which a ferry service runs to the town centre.

El Foro & El Oasis Town Centre

The focus of activity at the Condado de Alhama golf resort is within the El Foro and El Oasis town centres. El Foro means ‘The Forum’ and this vast 12,000 square metre complex includes the relocated El Agora town centre which initially served the Los Naranjos complex. Designed in a Hispanic-Arabic style around a courtyard with a large central water feature, the El Foro town centre is due to open this month (July 2009) and along with the 60,000 square metre El Oasis town centre provides bars, restaurants, banks, stores, supermarkets, hairdressers, launderettes, pharmacies, restaurants, cinemas and healthcare services to residents.