Shopaholics Ahoy!


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  • Extraordinarily extravagant Dubai shopping experience includes consultation with celeb stylist in world’s tallest building and the whole trip carries a price tag of £26,000
  • Jewel of the Seas will sail fantastic Middle Eastern itineraries from December 2019 to March 2020
  • Royal Caribbean Club Rewards members are being given the chance to win the ‘Ultimate Shopaholic Experience’ in London, inspired by the glitzy Dubai package

 London, UK, 23rd November 2018: Royal Caribbean International has announced the ‘Ultimate Shopaholic’ experience in Dubai to celebrate Jewel of the Seas sailing fantastic Middle Eastern itineraries from December 2019 to March 2020.

While docked for a night in port at the start of a fabulous Middle Eastern itinerary, Royal Caribbean guests with cash to splash will start with a style consultation by image consultant to the stars, Rose Arbaji, whose clients include Lindsay Lohan, on the 122nd floor of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The awe-inducing package also includes:

  • A professional photo shoot on the golden sands outside the famous sail-shaped Burj Al Arab, one of the world’s only ‘Seven Star’ hotels
  • A personal hair styling and make-up session (perfect for the world’s most expensive holiday snaps)
  • Three course gourmet meal at the Burj Al Arab
  • Three-and-a-half hour spa extravaganza at the nearby Rose Arbaji Centre

Image consultant Rose Arbaji

The ‘Ultimate Shopaholic’ Dubai experience was created by Royal Caribbean International, after research found Brits believe Dubai will be one of the three best global shopping destinations by 2020 – after New York and London. The survey of 2,000 Brits3 found that one in seven adults have booked a holiday to a city such as Dubai, New York or Paris purely for the shopping experience and a third of Brits surveyed take the quality of the shopping experience into consideration when deciding where to go for their holiday.

Club Rewards members are being given the chance to win the ‘Ultimate Shopaholic Experience’ in London, inspired by the glitzy £26,000 package.

The ‘Ultimate Shopaholic Experience’ will see one lucky Club Rewards member and their selected guest treated to an extraordinary “Dubai-inspired” weekend in London. The luxurious prize consists of overnight accommodation at the sky-high Shangri-La Hotel where winners will be able to take in breathtaking views over the city; a delicious dinner for two at the ultra-chic Aqua Shard Restaurant; private transfers between venues; a classy weekend brunch at The Ivy Brasserie; a champagne experience in the sky on the Emirates Air Line – plus, the chance to splurge even further with £1,000 spending money for shopping!

To be in with a chance of winning this indulgent experience, Club Rewards members simply need to make a Dubai booking between 19th November 2018 and 10th December 2018. Bookings must be a cruise to/from Dubai on Jewel of the Seas, departing between 16th December 2018 – 23rd March 2019. Participants will then be automatically entered into the competition.

Estimate based on two people booking the Ultimate Shopaholic excursion, a Royal Suite on Jewel of the Seas and first class return flights from London to Dubai.
 The ‘Ultimate Shopaholic’ shore excursion is exclusively available to guests sailing on Jewel of the Seas from December 2019 to March 2020, sailing Middle Eastern itineraries. Bookings are now open for Jewel of the Seas Dubai sailings and can be made via
 Online survey of 2000 British adults carried out by Onepoll from 07/11/2018-12/11/2018.
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Forever grateful – Claire xx


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