Prepare to embark on a journey of a privileged world of great discounts and exclusive benefits.

That is only relevant for the brochure that we send out with the card in it. Present your card at Shangri-La and Traders Hotels in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and you'll receive great discounts and other benefits in our many restaurants, bars and spas, as well as enjoy preferential rates on rooms and health club membership.

Exclusive Offers for March and April

Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai
Exclusive 30% Discount at Dunes Café  

Enjoy a bountiful array of freshly prepared sushi, Arabic mezze, grilled-to-order meats and seafood, now with an exclusive 30% off for Essence card members, only at Dunes Café.

The relaxed and welcoming all-day dining restaurant features an outdoor terrace for leisurely al fresco dining, or delight in the nightly melodic sounds of the hotel's resident pianist. Offer valid until 30 April 2014.

Reservations recommended by calling +971 4405 2703

30% Discount on spa treatments  

Relax in the blissful surroundings that is The Spa at Shangri-La. Indulge in the finest Asian spa rituals with 30% off on all treatments including massages, facials and body wraps. For a truly unforgettable spa experience, sample the Kerstin Signature Caviar Facial. The ultimate anti-ageing treatment to hydrate, lift, and smooth tired and dull skin. Protein rich caviar and powerful antioxidants, infuse the skin with age-defying nutrients to smooth fine lines and improve texture. Results are immediate, creating a healthy luminescent complexion. Offer valid until 30 April 2014.

Reservations recommended +971 4405 2441.

Traders Hotel Dubai  

Birthday Treats at The Junction  

Celebrate your birthday in style at The Junction, with a complimentary birthday cake. Exclusively for our cherished Essence card members, share with your friends and family a delicious birthday cake and enjoy The Junction's sleek surroundings and delectable international buffet. Offer valid until 30 June 2014.

Pre-booking is required by calling +971 4214 7272, a minimum of two days in advance.

Shangri-La Hotel, Abu Dhabi  

Complimentary Glass of Champagne at Bord Eau  

Savour the taste of the finest French fare, and enjoy a complimentary welcome glass of champagne. The award-winning French fine-dining restaurant, Bord Eau, features seasonal fresh produce flown in from France for its superb a la carte menu and unique daily specials. For the ultimate Bord Eau experience, the blind tasting menu with wine pairing is a must.

Offer valid for a minimum of two persons. Offer valid until 30 April 2014.

Reservations recommended. Call +971 2509 8555.

Complimentary Flask of Sake for Saturday Sushi Nights  

Sample the freshest sushi in the picturesque setting of Pearls & Caviar, and enjoy a complimentary glass of Sake as part of Saturday's Sushi Nights.

The ultimate destination in dining and lounging, Pearls & Caviar is a stylish and eclectic seafood restaurant with an exquisite waterfront setting. Offering stunning views of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque across the Maqta canal, Pearls & Caviar is the perfect spot to share delicate sushi in beautiful surroundings.

Open daily for dinner from 7pm to 11:30pm, and the rooftoop bar from 6pm to 12:30am on weekdays and until 3am on weekends during cool weather. Offer valid until 30 April 2014.

Reservations recommended. Call +971 2509 8555.

Complimentary free-flowing soft-drinks at Sofa Bid  

Essence members can enjoy complimentary free-flowing soft drinks at Sofa Bid's Flavours of Dubai, commencing every Sunday evening. Showcasing authentic signature dishes from 10 Shangri-La hotels from across the globe, enjoy the finest cuisine from Shangri-La's most inspired chefs.

Minimum 2 persons, dinner only, every Sunday. Offer valid until 30 April 2014.

Reservations recommended. Call +971 2509 8555.