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PAPE R For real women who get it.

Issue 02

15 November 2016


Racing to the Top

Earth, Wind and Fire

Hairy Business

Showcase your style, flair and creativity

Exploring Zanzibar from a humane perspective

Expert advice on vitamins for hair growth

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Listen to This! Five of the best podcasts we're obsessed with Page 16


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Maria Savic: fitness junkie, entreprenuer and social media influencer.

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Maria Savic started out as a fitness model, so she knows that taking care of her body is as much about looking good as it is about feeling good. After coaching fellow women, she broke into the fitness world and developed a cult-like following at Miss Fitness, a company she created to help women with their health and

fitness goals. Her company has managed to help over 300 women change their lives and transform their bodies. We have learnt the way to her heart is through ice cream—specifically chocolate. She makes sure to indulge in some, especially on her cheat days and definitely when she’s on Mars (to know more about this titbit watch

her video interview). Savic looks up to women who are confident, ambitious and are scared of sharks just like us. Who knew we had so much in common? When she isn't busy training women, Savic spends her time collaborating with sports brands, modelling and attending fancy events across the UAE. Savic loves to promote healthy eating

and she manages to post recipe videos on her Instagram page— a great one to watch is her way of making homemade almond milk. To quote Savic, “Confident women don’t hate on other women, as they are not your competition. Let’s raise women and not put them down.” Instagram: @mariasavic Website:

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6 Uses of Petroleum Jelly Fashion at the Races Home Decor Trends for 2017 The Friendliest Place on Earth My Cupcake Addiction Feed the Muscle Podcasts We Adore Holidays with the In-Laws Holiday Gift Guide for Him





How many of us ladies can look into the mirror and say, “I’m beautiful”? How many of us can say it and actually believe it? What we don’t really get is that no matter how many beauty products we use it’s the self-image in our head and what we truly believe in our heart that really counts. It’s when we have a huge pimple on our face, look into the mirror and say “Hey beautiful! You’re looking good today” and laugh is when we know we're truly happy. Well! We can’t deny that using Pierre Rene’s Illuminating make up base and Camouflage on p.5 would make us feel a little better.

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Some of us are getting ready to welcome family over for the long holiday so we’ve made sure you have your baking equipment ready to impress your mother in law. We’ve also put together some playlists for you so all you need to do is set the table, connect your phone to speakers and voilà! a perfect dinner! Well, yes. You’d have to cook too.


There is nothing more difficult than finding the right gift for your man. We will never understand their shopping habits; we know that when they want something they get it right away, so you either need to beat them to it or just get them something practical. We’ve made it easy and put together a list of things for you. All you need to do is download ‘get it’ from the app store or Google Play Store, scan and buy. It’s that simple.


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Founded by globally-acclaimed Peruvian Chef Jaime Pesaque, Mayta embodies the essence of Peru. Chef Pesaque has become an ambassador for Peruvian food around the globe and is renowned for creating visually stunning dishes with the freshest seasonal ingredients, evidenced by the seasonal menu on offer. Since the establishment of the first Mayta restaurant in Lima in 2009, Mayta has garnered international acclaim and is famed for its exquisite food, intuitive service and its unique artisanal Pisco infusions. Mayta is a truly authentic Peruvian restaurant set to delight our guests by bringing the heart of Peru to the hub of the Middle East. Offering our guests a unique setting to experience true Peruvian hospitality and it’s colorful flavors.

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The New Year is around the corner and we thought you may want to get a head start on your resolutions, which should include looking and feeling beautiful every second of the day. We’ve chosen a few products from Langé Paris to help you do just that. Scan to get it

Eye contour cream AED 240 This formula helps remove the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and under-eye puffiness to make you glow. It'll make you not just look but also feel stunning.

Dark Spot Corrector AED 300 The perfect formula to remove dark spots, prevent new ones and give you an even complexion.

Sunblock Cream AED120 With a high anti-UVA- UVB protection, this is the perfect way to safeguard your face at all times from the hot UAE sun. No-one wants premature ageing.

Remodelling Night Cream AED 250 This cream helps regenerate the cells and moisturise the skin, making it look plump and firm. It also restores the skin’s softness.

Home & Spa Microdermabrasion Kit AED 500 Specially designed to improve the texture of facial skin and remove the visible signs of sun damage, skin discolouration and enlarged pores. This kit helps remove stretch marks, refines and rejuvenates the skin. Matifying Mask AED 200 If you’re prone to acne and have sensitive skin, this is the treatment for you. Purifies, regenerates and softens mixed to oily skin.

Scrubbing Cream AED 230 For smooth skin and flawless texture, use this scrubbing cream. It will revitalise your complexion and allow your skin to absorb other products easily.

Vitality Nourishing Serum AED 300 This powerful, revitalising treatment was formulated with moisturising and anti-oxidising active ingredients. In simple terms, it brings out the radiance in you.

Hydra-Global Active Night Cream AED 250 Hydrate your skin while you sleep. This night cream helps restore the skin’s natural moisture balance and increases hydration.


Petroleum jelly has been around for about a 150 years, and in our drawers, for as long as we can remember. It is a multi-purpose product that can be used in so many unexpected ways. Here are some great suggestions on how we use them.

SOOTHE CRACKED HEELS Before bed, slather jelly all over the heels of your feet, and then put on some socks to wake up to softer, smoother skin.

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DEFINE LASHES Apply jelly to your lashes to help them grow faster.

DIY LIP SCRUB Mix ordinary sugar with an eighth of a teaspoon of jelly to create a quick lip scrub.

TAME BROWS Smoothing some jelly over your brows will keep them in place all day.

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MAKEUP MADNESS Not only is Pierre René an amazing cosmetic brand with over 300 products, but it’s also cruelty-free and veganfriendly. Scan the images with your ‘get it’ mobile app and shop directly from this page. Be sure to leave a review once you’ve tried the products. Scan to get it

Illuminating Make Up Base AED 80

Super Curly Mascara AED 85

Hi Tech Eyeliner AED 70

Eyebrow Set AED 70

Camouflage AED 70

Color Correcting AED 110 Lipliner AED 35


PROTECT YOUR SKIN WHILE COLOURING YOUR HAIR Slick some dabs of jelly along your hairline before you dye your hair so that it doesn't stain your skin.

HEAL A SUNBURN Liberally apply jelly to the burnt area so that it can moisturise your dried-out skin and prevent peeling.

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Mommy & Me Funky, quirky and modern is what comes to mind when you admire Dee by Dalia’s creations. This time, she’s decided to put together something special for the stylish mummies of the UAE. Check out her newest collection on Instagram @deebydalia Hair: Laloge_uae saloon Shoot done by:

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7 LITTLE MISTRESS Petal Applique Dress AED 295

Jacques Vert Feather Trim Fascinator AED 41

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Black box bag AED 6,247

Fashion at the Races By Ivana Arsenijevic Fashion at the races has become a huge buzz on its own. Us ladies usually take this opportunity to show off our individual, creative style. If you’re planning on going to the top equestrian event in town, you need a stunning look. We’ve put a little something together to help you achieve that. Scan to get it

LITTLE MISTRESS One Shoulder Pleated Dress AED 275

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Black embellished box bag AED10,044

LAVISH ALICE Wrap Front Dress AED 235 Chatsworth Dish Hat AED1,185

THE ROW Silk Satin Clutch AED 4,216

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Satin box clutch AED 9,588


Jacques Vert Two Colour Fascinator AED 87

LITTLE MISTRESS Halter Neck Mini Dress AED 415

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POTTERY BARN Denmark Upholstered Loveseat AED 3,666

This is an easy way to add style, comfort, luxury and it definitely ties a room together.

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We all love shopping for home decor, especially now that the seasons are changing and so are the trends. Here is what the artsy people have predicted will become a trend this 2017. Scan to get it

POTTERY BARN Roosevelt Upholstered Settee Roosevelt AED 4,771



Allow your home to shine brightly with jewel tones and hues of green, blues and purples. These tones add a touch of an earthlike element to your home which create a very soothing effect.

The great outdoors are making their way in by the use of organic materials. Wood, stone and metals are being used to bring in a fresh and earthy aesthetic to your space which creates a soothing natural vibe.

WEST ELM Sculpted Concrete Drum Coffee Table AED 2,200

H&M Tasselled Cushion Cover AED 79

WEST ELM Roar + Rabbit Layered Rectangle Drum AED 1,833

H&M Printed Cushion Cover AED 26

WEST ELM Clover Coffee Table Walnut/Antique Brass AED 1,098

MARBLE TABLES Yes, the marble craze is not one that is slowing down anytime soon. It is one of the best ways to give your space a luxurious and glamorous look without looking too bulky or gaudy.

WOVEN BASKETS Known for their stylish utility, woven baskets look amazing while they keep your space organised and clutter-free. We love them so much that we even have them in our office, we got ours from Ikea.

IKEA FLÅDIS Basket, seagrass AED 45

WEST ELM Marquetry Marble Coffee Table AED 1,833

FURRY FURNITURE Who doesn't love that ultra-soft, cosy, and fuzzy feel? You could easily add it to your living room, bedroom or even your home office to celebrate all things comforting.

POTTERY BARN Ruched Faux Fur Throw–Ivory AED 382

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POTTERY BARN Darcy Marble-Top Accent Side Table AED 1,172

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going golden copper effect Everyone's favourite during the holidays, you seriously can't go wrong with gold.

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It’s the season to embrace the new gold, aka copper. We have seen copper elements all over the place and love the cool rustic feel that it brings to the table.

What’s more modern than going for a clean minimal style and a single pop of colour like red. Feel free to embrace colours like emerald green, teal, platinum or even orange.

WILLIAMS SONOMA 'Twas Embroidered Napkins, Set of 4 AED 117 ZARA HOME Golden-Edge Porcelain Tableware AED 220

H&M Cotton Tablecloth AED 66

H&M Salad Servers AED 66

WILLIAMS SONOMA Hammered Copper Salt & Pepper Shakers AED 110 WEST ELM Platinum Rimmed Glassware (Set of 4) AED 88

H&M 4-Pack Coasters AED 15

WEST ELM Marble + Copper Serving Board AED 213

WEST ELM Matte Black Flatware AED 106

WILLIAMS SONOMA Linen Place Mats, Set of 4 AED 191

WILLIAMS SONOMA Marble & Copper Chip & Dip Bowl AED 698

H&M Scented Candle in Glass Holder AED 37

H&M Small Scented Candle in Holder AED 26

WEST ELM Copper Flatware AED 106

ZARA HOME Plain Metal Napkin Ring, Set of 4 AED 115

POTTERY BARN Gold Rim Stemless Glassware (Set of 6) AED 158 WILLIAMS SONOMA Copper Rim High Ball Glasses, Set of 4 AED 154

H&M 2-Pack Napkin Rings AED 48

POTTERY BARN Belgian Flax Linen Frame Napkin, Set of 4 AED 139

3 Fashionable Ways to Decorate your Home this Holiday By Miranda Louis

WEST ELM Center Stripe Woven Napkin Set AED 88

ZARA HOME Red Ombré Effect Tableware AED 100

Clearly you’re one brave lady who loves to embrace the holiday season and does something different each year. Here are three easy and classy themes in which you can decorate your dining room table based on the feel you are going for. POTTERY BARN Gigi Gold Rim 16 Piece Dinnerware Set AED 617

H&M Small Candlestick AED 37

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POTTERY BARN Hammered Nickel Charger AED 86

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Photography and writing by Goran Matijasec Zanzibar, a melodic clash of Zs. The name of this country evokes a sense of magic, mystery, beauty, and even a whiff violence that the island has witnessed. While most people immediately think of beautiful coral beaches, lagoon-style seas and resorts filled with honeymooners and backpackers, the heart of our trip to Zanzibar was more to connect with the island's beautiful people on a personal level. Walking around the streets, you see a surplus of shops and stalls that sell local artefacts and crafts such as bronze plates, colourful paintings, baskets of spices, colourful scarves and African jewellery. Every single shopkeeper is welcoming and has so many stories to share with the tourists. We also saw several male Massai warriors, who were selling handmade jewellery that the Massai women were making by the beach while their children played around. The Stone Town city is bustling with its maze-like lanes, coral stone walls that glow in the sunlight, and its unique architecture, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One can note a mixture of Arab, Persian, Indian and European influence. It was a treat to watch the local people practicing their street acts right in the middle of the city and around the beaches. The Jozani Forest is Zanzibar's only national park and is home to many indigenous species, such as the Red Colobus Monkey, which manages to attract herds of tourists. They are Africa’s rarest monkeys but in Zanzibar you can easily see these red-coated, white-whiskered species perched together in groups grooming each other. The best time to travel here is between November and March. We highly recommend looking for flights this winter break. You won’t be disappointed.

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By Abigail Mathias Taiwan is a bouquet of elements, exotic food, greenery and bustling markets. Adding more flavour to this mix are silent temples, bullet trains and scenic mountains. But what tops the list for me are its people. The capital Taipei, is often the first stop for visitors. Much like any city, it is brimming with sights and sounds that most visitors to the region will be familiar with. Take in the view of the 91st floor of Taipei 101 Tower. It is the tallest building in the country and the world until the Burj Khalifa was built in 2009. You truly see the city come to life when you stroll through the scenic night market, from colourful cell phone covers to swanky leather shoes, you can find it all here. Let’s not forget the strong aromas of the freshly prepared food that are being sold through the busy street carts. When going about shopping, don’t forget to bargain for items. Chances are that if the vendor doesn’t agree to your terms, you will find it a few steps down the road. The Shilin Night Market is the largest and most famous in Taipei, it is open until 2 a.m. The Ximending (pronounced as Shinding) Pedestrian area is also a popular hangout for tourists and the local youth. Taxis and Ubers are easily available till the wee hours. When people refer to heaven on earth, the Sun Moon Lake easily qualifies. Located in the Yuchi Township, Nantou County, the area around the lake is home to Taiwan’s aboriginal Thao tribe. The landscape is made up of cyclists taking in the evening breeze while the sun offers its fading light over the largest vessel of water in the country. The scenic view attracts honeymooners and those amazed by dramatic sunrises. If you are going to visit Taiwan, the most important accessory is a smile.

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Elise Strachan

My Cupcake Addiction By Bhargavi Nagrecha

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Like many of you, Elise Strachan started out as a home baker with a desire to make amazing creations for her family and friends. With time, her passion for baking grew resulting in her experimenting with various different flavours, ultimately leading her to creating a successful cupcake business. Fast forward to the present day, and Strachan has millions of followers whom she lovingly calls her #SweetSquad. When she isn't busy creating videos for her YouTube channel, she is busy taking drool-worthy pictures for her Instagram and Facebook pages. Strachan also recently released her latest cookbook, Sweet! Celebrations, which is a must-read for all dessert and party lovers. Check out our exclusive interview with the very sweet and humble Elise Strachan. the seriousness out of cooking, and my dad makes the most amazing scones and cheese muffins you’ve ever tasted. He’s given me some of my most cherished baking tips and tricks. To me, he’s king of the kitchen. What inspired you to start a YouTube channel? YouTube was actually my husband's idea! I wanted to open a cake decorating school and he suggested we try YouTube as a way to test the market and see how people reacted to me as a teacher, and to my ideas. Turns out they reacted well—really, really well! What new things are you planning to venture into? Any future plans for My Cupcake Addiction? I released my first cookbook, Sweet! Celebrations, last month and have also been working with Food Network Scan to follow on a fun new television show. I want How do find so many new to continue spreading sweetness ideas and recipes? I’m lucky to and sharing my creations with the absolutely love what I do, so getting world but, above all, I want to do as creative and coming up with fun much as I can to encourage others to new recipes each week comes find a love for cooking, baking and naturally. I also have a community connecting through food. of millions of enthusiastic bakers, who constantly put in requests, challenge me creatively and share their ideas and suggestions. Who are your baking inspirations? My dad, my kids and my community! I’m so inspired seeing the bakes and treats that people who follow my pages create and always find myself trawling through their pages discovering sweet finds. My kids inspire me to have fun and get messy in the kitchen and take


Lakeland Digital Scale This digital scale comes in a brushed stainless steel look and it also has a helpful add-and-weigh function and a clear LCD display. It also tells you the room temperature and includes a 99-minute timer with a distinctive beep. AED 175 Scan to get it

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Vardagen Measuring Cups These measuring spoons have stable bases and handle ends that allow them to sit upright on the counter for filling. The set features a connector ring for storage convenience. AED 25

Vardagen Muffin Tin Anodised aluminium gives this baking tin an extra durable and hard-wearing surface so that you can keep on baking for years. AED 39

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Copper Mixing Bowl: Set of Three These all-purpose mixing bowls take a shine to mixed metallics, featuring matte copper exteriors and polished stainless steel interiors. The flat base provides stability and balance for kitchen prep and tableside serving. AED 150


Professional Piping Bag With this good all-round set comprising seven stainless steel nozzles and a reusable nylon piping bag, adding the finishing touches to your creations couldn’t be easier. You’ll soon be decorating like a professional. AED 95

Kenwood KVC5000T Kitchen Machine The Kenwood KVC500 features a 4.6-litre stainless steel mixing bowl with graduations for easy measuring, so you can pour your ingredients straight into the bowl with no fuss. Built-in bowl handles to the easy fit splashguard, with extra large feed chute, are designed to be effortless and easy to use. AED 1,799

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FEED THE MUSCLE They say that muscles are made in the kitchen, not in the gym. It doesn't matter how great your weight lifting routine may be or how much effort you put into it, it is an exercise in futility without proper nutrition. Here are seven ideal foods for meeting your protein requirement while keeping the body lean and well-nourished.

Beans In addition to having a very favourable ratio of protein to calories, beans are rich in fibre. They also deliver a nutritional bounty of various vitamins and minerals, namely folate and manganese.

Nuts Peanuts, pistachios, walnuts and almonds all contain noteworthy amounts of protein as well as a wide assortment of other nutrients. Mixed nuts may be the best option, as they offer all of the nutritional benefits of each type of nut. Be sure to buy unsalted nuts, as the salted variety contains excessive amounts of sodium.

Exotic Meats "Wild" meats have grown in popularity in recent years. To meet this demand, many ranchers have taken to raising bison, ostrich, camel, and other exotic livestock. The main benefit of eating exotic meats is the low-fat content. These meats also tend to be richer in nutrients as well. For example, bison contains more vitamin B6 and niacin than beef.

Steel Cut Oats Contrary to what you may hear from numerous low-carb diet advocates, carbohydrates are not always detrimental to physical fitness. The whole grain carbohydrates in steel cut oats digest very slowly, providing long-lasting energy throughout the day. They also contain 7 gr of protein per cup of cooked oats as well as loads of fibre, iron, and calcium.

Cottage Cheese It is no surprise that the main benefit of cottage cheese is protein content. At 25 gr of protein per cup, cottage cheese is a must for anyone on a muscle building diet. Plus, it contains significant amounts of selenium, calcium, and vitamin A. However, it usually contains quite a bit of sodium. It is important to make sure that you are not exceeding the recommended limit by including cottage cheese in your diet.

Wild Caught Salmon Everyone knows that fish is a great food for losing fat and building muscle, but why wild caught salmon specifically? The answer is the fat content. Farm-raised salmon live in cramped bins and never move around much. This leads to high levels of fat building up in their bodies. Wild caught salmon are free to swim around in their natural ocean habitat, resulting in a very lean flesh. Wild caught salmon has roughly half the fat content of farm-raised salmon, making it a superb choice for those on high-protein diets.

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Eggs A mainstay of bodybuilding diets, it's no secret that eggs are a muscle-building superfood. The protein in eggs is believed to have a very high bioavailability factor, meaning that it is easily absorbed and utilised by the body. Some people throw away the yolk in order to avoid the fat content, but they miss out on a big nutritional payload by doing this. Even though it contains a little bit of fat and cholesterol, it also contains protein, iron, calcium, zinc, phosphorus, folate, and vitamins A, B6, B12, D, and E.

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Undergoing


Following recent reports of new cosmetic surgery crazes in Dubai for things as far out as the 'Superman six-pack' and the so-called ‘side-bum’, we speak to Dr Ricardo Ferla, a Brazilian Triple Board-Certified, Consultant Plastic Surgeon at The Private Clinic in Jumeriah, to find out the truth behind plastic surgery.

Have I done my research?

• Plastic surgery is a serious commitment—both physically and emotionally. • Make sure that the surgeon is Board-certified and is actually qualified to perform cosmetic procedures. • Look for recommendations from other people. • Research online with the various medical associations.

Is anyone pressuring me into this?

• Make sure you’re going through with the surgery because you

want to—not because of peer pressure, family comments, or for any external reason. • If you do have concerns, speak with a trusted friend or a counsellor.

Can I handle the pain and the recovery?

• There will be some discomfort and pain, depending on the type

of procedure.

• Full recovery may take several weeks. • You need to know you are able to go through this without

becoming distressed.

Do I have realistic expectations about what surgery can achieve?

• Don’t have sky-high expectations about a particular experience. • Make sure to understand surgery's capabilities and its limitations. Am I doing this in reaction to a personal crisis?

• Don’t use plastic surgery as a ‘quick fix’ or a distraction from facing the

emotional hurt. • Give yourself time to think clearly and feel positive about any procedure.



To ensure better hair growth and prevent hair loss this winter, follow Asgar Saboo’s expert advice on vitamin intake.

Vitamin A is vital for proper cell growth. It helps in producing oil on the scalp, which keeps the hair from drying out and breaking. Food sources for vitamin A include cod liver oil, peaches, carrots and spinach.

If you want longer, healthier hair then biotin is a must. It is one of the most widely used supplements for faster hair growth. Biotin is a B vitamin, and it plays a key role in keeping the hair healthy. While most people get a good dose of biotin from the food they eat every day, it is a water soluble vitamin. That means your body cannot retain it and flushes out what it doesn’t use. Food sources of biotin include dairy products, peanut butter, soy bean and legumes.

Vitamin C helps boost immunity and protects against frequent colds and other infections. It helps the body create and produce collagen, a vital protein for healthy hair, skin, and nails. Food sources for Vitamin C include oranges, red peppers, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, strawberries and grapefruit. and kiwi.

Vitamin D can easily be absorbed into the skin by spending around 15 to 20 minutes in the sun every day. But with extreme temperatures in the UAE, it can be easier to take supplements and eat vitamin D-rich foods. Food sources of Vitamin D include halibut, mackerel, salmon, egg yolk, maitake mushrooms and portobello mushrooms.

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that repairs and builds tissue, and is essential for healthy hair growth. When you apply vitamin E to your scalp, it reduces inflammation, increases blood circulation, boosts oxygen supply, and repairs damaged hair follicles thanks to its blood-thinning properties. Food sources for vitamin E include almonds, seeds, avocado and broccoli.

HOLLAND & BARRETT Vitamin A Capsules AED 40

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HOLLAND & BARRETT Vitamin C With Bioflavonoids HOLLAND & BARRETT Vitamin D3 Tablets 25ug Caplets 500mg AED 60 AED 45

HOLLAND & BARRETT Vitamin E Capsules 1000iu AED 320

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When it comes to pushing your own career forward, there are some pretty obvious must-do things that come to mind. However, advancing your career doesn’t just happen inside the four walls of your office. As a matter of fact, there are plenty of great things you can do to give your career a boost. Here are six ideas for you to try out.



Volunteering can be a great way to make new connections, pick up new skills, and help out your community. Whether you want to help out at a local shelter, or offer your expertise to a non-profit organisation, there are plenty of opportunities available. to you.


It could be beneficial to build a personal website where you can present your online portfolio or simply represent all of the content that you have worked on. This is a great way to present yourself and your brand.

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PODCASTS WE ADORE We love how accessible podcasts are, and they cover literally every single subject one can think of. There is nothing you can't find— however broad or daunting, wild or wonderful, there is something for everyone. Podcasts are a great way to learn more about whatever interests you have. Here are a few of our favourites.


Invisibilia is Latin for "the invisible things". The podcast explores the invisible forces that shape human behavior—things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. The show is co-hosted by a trio of NPR's award-winning journalists—Alix Spiegel, Lulu Miller and Hanna Rosin—who have roots at This American Life, Radiolab and The Atlantic.


Reading is a great way to expand your horizons and learn new things. Look at articles that inspire you and that you are naturally drawn to. Visit your nearest bookstore and simply browse all the different things you are interested in.


Seek out an accomplished and successful person who you can learn from, bounce ideas off, speak to about your goals and just generally look up to. Having this resource will be undeniably helpful as you continue to move through your career.


Make time to rest, relax, and recharge. Downtime is crucial for your own mental health and productivity as that is what gets the creative juices flowing.


Life gets busy, which means we get stuck in a rut and get comfortable in our daily routine. Hence it is beneficial to try and put yourself out there and try something new and challenging as a way to discover new interests.

This is Why You're Single

Creators of the upcoming humour and advice book, Laura Lane and Angela Spera, candidly break down real-life dating disasters with a new "reason why you're single" every week. Each sketch centres on a different “reason” you are single by following the elaborate imaginations of characters as they deal with dating in the complicated new media age. The show exaggerates reality with the occasional genre-bending scene and absurd dream sequence to explore the insecurities and misconceptions of modern dating.

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Dear Sugar Radio

The universe has good news for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Dear Sugar is here, and speaking straight into your ears. Hosted by the original Sugars, Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond, the podcast fields all your questions—no matter how deep or dark—and offers radical empathy in return.

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The Lively Show Stuff Mom Never Told You

Hosted by Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin, Stuff Mom Never Told You is a podcast that gets down to the business of being women from every imaginable angle. Fuelled by boundless curiosity and rigorous research, Cristen and Caroline are girls-next-door gender experts who skillfully decode the biology, psychology, and sociology of ladies and gents, from their evolutionary past to millennial present, to better understand all the Stuff Mom Never Told You.

The Lively Show is designed to uplift, inspire, and help you add a little extra intention to your everyday. Featuring interviews with entrepreneurs and successful women, The Lively Show is all about intention and inspiration. The host, Jess Lively, talks to women about how they got their start, radical authenticity, relationships, and so much more.

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Three Daughters of Eve Elif Shafak Peri, a wealthy Turkish housewife, is on her way to a dinner party at a seaside mansion in Istanbul when a beggar snatches her handbag. As she wrestles to get it back, a photograph falls to the ground—an old polaroid of three young women and their university professor. A relic from a past, and a love, Peri had tried desperately to forget. The photograph takes Peri back to Oxford University, as an 18-year-old sent abroad for the first time. To her dazzling, rebellious professor and his life-changing course on God. To her home with her two best friends, Shirin and Mona, and their arguments and, finally, to the scandal that tore them all apart. AED 85

The 5 Love Languages : The Secret to Love That Lasts Gary Chapman This book outlines five expressions of love—quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch—and explains how to identify and communicate effectively in a spouse's "love language". AED 69

The Kinfolk Home : Interiors For Slow Living Nathan Williams Interest in home design has been on the rise for some time, but Kinfolk's focus on slowing down and creating a more intentional, beautiful home is where the attention is shifting. Through luscious photographs and interviews, the author takes us into 40 homes around the world, from the Americas to Europe, through Asia and Africa, ending in Australia.

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Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money Robert T. Kiyosaki Taking to heart the message that the poor and middle-class work for money, but the rich have money work for them, the authors lay out a financial philosophy based on the principle that income-generating assets always provide healthier bottom-line results. AED 34

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Stand up comedy is not the easiest of jobs but once perfected stand up comedians can replace doctors because here is no better cure than laughter. We’ve chosen two hilarious and inspirational women that crack us up. Scan with ‘get it’ and check it out.

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Maisoon is the first Palestinian- American Muslim comedian to perform in Palestine and Jordan. She was born with cerebral palsy but nothing ever stopped her from doing what she loves most. Making people laugh. She spends a lot of time in Palestine where she runs an arts program for disabled and orphaned children in refugee camps. She funds the camps through her comedy work. Go ahead scan and watch. She’s hilarious.

Mina Liccione has a passion for rhythm and laughter. She is an award winning performing artist and comedian and the founder of Dubomedy the first comedy and urban arts school in the region. She also put together a volunteer initiative called Clowns Who Care whose purpose is to bring laugher to children and adults with special needs, senior centers, charity organizations and hospitals. Check out Muslim women uncovered.

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With the holiday season approaching us like a tidal wave, many families across the UAE are gearing up for their extended families to visit. Even if you have a fabulous relationship with your in-laws, you still may find it's difficult to spend extended periods of time with them. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your time with the in-laws. OFFER IDEAS Offer a few ideas for different activities so that your in-laws aren't just sitting around waiting for you to entertain them. By any and all means, don't propose a last-minute plan as they are bound to feel unimportant and that is sure to start a storm.


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GO SEE SOMETHING If you aren't on the best terms with your in-laws, we would suggest you create several options for entertainment, such as attending movies, watching plays at the Dubai Opera, playing a sport, or attending an art exhibition. Having these buffers will create positive memories while successfully avoiding awkward lulls in conversation. CELEBRATE IN HONOUR OF YOUR IN–LAWS Invite close friends with similar interests to your in-laws so that they can create lively conversations over dinner and help you manage the evening, thus creating a buffer so that you don't have to entertain them all by yourself. SCHEDULE A GETAWAY If you are prone to becoming overwhelmed with tonnes of people, have a pre-planned errand, chore or phone call to make, thus allowing yourself some breathing space. It would be beneficial to discuss this with your spouse beforehand so that you don’t leave him guessing the reason for your sudden departure. JUST FOR YOU Buy tickets to the zoo, desert safari, indoor theme park or a day pass to a local spa and gym. All of these options are ones that will give your in-laws the opportunity to explore our wonderful city, sans you. ALLOW YOUR IN–LAWS TO GET INVOLVED Don’t forget that your in-laws are your family, so it is okay for them to help you out every once in a while. More often than not, your in-laws will wish to help you out with dinners or children, so allow them to pick up your kids from school or spend one-on-one time with just them. This will give you and your spouse the opportunity to go out and paint the town red. It’s a win-win. ACCEPT THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO If you have done all of the above in the past and have still managed to have bad experiences then it may be worth the expense to pay for their hotel accommodations. Just make sure that it's close enough to your home, and remember it's only a week you can do this. We know it's hard and overwhelming, but it's in everyone's best interest to maintain a healthy relationship.




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The Good Neighbor Cast: James Caan, Logan Miller, Keir Gilchrist A pair of mischievous high school kids create the illusion of a haunting on an unsuspecting neighbour. While keeping his every reaction under surveillance, they see much more than they bargained for.

Rogue One A Star Wars Story Cast: Riz Ahmed, Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Collateral Beauty Cast: Will Smith, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet When a successful New York advertising executive experiences a deeply personal tragedy and retreats from life entirely, his colleagues devise a drastic plan to force him to confront his grief in a surprising and profoundly human way.

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Mercury Lounge, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, brings guests a new Thursday evening brunch. With 180-degree views over downtown Dubai, Mercury’s new evening brunch brings a ‘blind brunch’ concept to the table, with a selection of the chef's specially prepared dishes. Seamlessly blending influences from across the Mediterranean Sea, the brunch offers a spectacular selection of antipasti, sharing plates and light entrées with the intention of grazing through the evening with style but without formality. From 8pm to 11pm every Thursday AED 295 per person. Reservations: 04-2707804


Whether you're a seafood lover or a meat connoisseur, prepare to have your culinary world turned upside-down. Relaxed and informal, with endless choices of delectable fare and free-flowing drinks, Surf & Turf is the ideal place to be for Friday brunch from 1pm. From 1pm to 4pm every Friday AED 245 per person, including soft beverages AED 345 per person, with house beverages AED 590 per person, including bubbly Dunes Café, Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

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The 2016 Formula 1 World Championship will be hosting the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit. Taking place on the 25, 26 and 27 November, the event is the Middle East’s biggest international sporting event and the only twilight race on the F1 calendar, which will also host GP2 and GP3. 25 November to 27 November 2016 | Yas Marina Circuit


Sole DXB provides an alternative platform for brands to launch their latest products and stay a step ahead in the region through co-hosting a true grassroots event promoting fashion, art and design, music and progressive, urban culture in the Middle East. 18 November to 19 November 2016 | Dubai Design District


Around 5,000 yoga enthusiasts are expected to stretch and flex for the sixth edition of this annual Dubai festival. New to this year’s festival will be classes by well-known yoga instructor Dechen Thurman. 18 November to 19 November 2016 | DIC Amphitheatre


Global Village is the largest seasonal cultural extravaganza in the region that offers visitors an amazing array of festivals, shopping and entertainment in an open-air theme park. This entertainment and shopping destinations are open from November through to April and host over 70 participating countries presented in over 36 pavillions, with more than 50 fun rides and 26 restaurants offering food from around the world. 1 November to 8 April 2017 | Global Village


Now in its fifth year, Dubai Winter Festival is the largest and most enjoyable weekend of festive fun. It is everything you love about Christmas all in one place. With plenty of seasonal features, you can visit Santa’s Grotto, shop at the Winter Market, take your kids to the Snow Play Zone, watch the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and check out the festive Christmas Performances. 8 December to 10 December 2016 | Dubai Media City Amphitheatre


The Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens is back and promises to be bigger and better than ever. The best players in the world will converge on The Sevens stadium for the three-day annual rugby extravaganza with awesome action and entertainment on offer, and fantastic fun activities for the whole family. 1 December to 3 December 2016 | The Sevens Stadium


Now that the winter is around the corner and the sun is being gentle, we all need a bit a fun in the sun. Head over to Dreamland Aqua park and try out the new Kamikaze ride. Show up with a photo of this voucher and get 50% off your entrance fee. Have loads of fun! 30 November 2016 | Dreamland Aqua Park UAQ

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Holiday Gift Guide for Him By Ivana Arsenijevic

Yes, it’s that special time of year when you want to find the perfect gift for your man—which is exciting but can be extremely stressful. Fear not! We’ve done the stressing for you. Here are a few items we’re pretty sure your man will appreciate. Simply use your ‘get it’ mobile application, scan the product you like and get the gifts with a click of a button. You’re welcome! Scan to get it

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DIOR HOMME Round-frame sunglasses AED 3,854

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Skull-jacquard cotton-blend socks AED 160

PIET HEIN EEK Tube Watch AED 1,586

FENDI Bag Bugs eyes cufflinks AED 685

TOM FORD 8 Slot Bifold Wallet AED 1,616

LANGE PARIS California Wave Perfume AED 200

TOM FORD T Buckle Belt AED 3,085


BLOOMINGDALES Woodchuck Gift Set AED 277

MEN IN CITIES Travel Essentials Kit AED 277

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Jean-Georges Dubai is an elegant restaurant situated in Dubai’s finest resorts, Jean-Georges presents a relaxed collection of internationally-influenced dishes. The Gwenael Nicolas designed restaurant - adorned with wood, stone and white shells, showcases an exhibition-style open kitchen and contemporary chandelier of flowing white fabric, created by Japanese fabric artist, Reiko Sudoh. Along a curved glass wall, the luxe lounge offers landscaped views of the terrace. Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai

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