IRMA Winter Challenge 2016: Abu Dhabi

IRMA is traveling again from January 7 –  28, to the most beautiful winter destinations. Each time you see #IRMAwinterChallenge in a post on or Social Network, you will have the opportunity to win an incredible weekend trip to one of IRMA’s winter dream destinations.  How to take part!


ABU DHABI: IRMA’s Winter Challenge continues! Second stop on our trip to the most beautiful places is the Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi.

Good luck to you and follow IRMA this week to the lavish Shangri-La, a hotel like a fata morgana from Arabian Nights. Set on a private beach with stunning views of the strait in Abu Dhabi, this exclusive hotel has Arabic gondola rides and a lavish Spa featuring outdoor pools and massage treatments. Rooms are lavishly decorated and all have either a balcony or a terrace with view of the grounds or the Gulf.


1. Watch the sun set over the Sheikhj Zayed Grand Mosque from alongside the infinity pool and order some fresh mint tea.

2. Visit serene CHI, The Spa for a Hot Lava Shell massage or an Arabian date body wrap that nourishes the skin with a fragrant blend of dates, coconut milk, almonds and vanilla.

3. Have dinner in P&C by Sergi Arola, a two-star Michelin Chef inspired restaurant, and feast on paella and other flavors of Spain with a twist.

4. Hop on a traditional wooden Abra water taxi for a ride from the hotel to the souk and go shopping for traditional garments, incense, spices or dallah (Arabian coffee pot).

5. Have a relaxed Yum Cha lunch at the signature Shang Palace restaurant. This lovely Chinese-style teatime involves drinking Chinese tea and eating a succession of little plates of Cantonese delicacies.

How to take part:

Follow IRMA on Facebook and Instagram on @irmasworld.

  • Each time you see #IRMAwinterChallenge, make a screenshot and post it on your account with #IRMAwinterChallenge and tag the place where IRMA is
    (example: #IRMAwinterChallenge, @shangrilaabudhabi).
  • The winners will be informed by mail on and @irmasworld on February 10th, 2016.

This post was made possible with the kind support of the Shangri-La Hotel Abu Dhabi.