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Cheeky Little Events The UAE’s Th UAE’ most established party company has something to tell you, Cheeky HQ have been through some cool changes over the last few months. Formerly known as Cheeky Monkey Parties, the company has developed so much since being here in the UAE, with bigger and better ideas for both small and large events. The creative team now have more unique and fun ideas, even more fantastic entertainers and the amazing suppliers are even more fabulous! Cheeky Little Events is now born. The same entertainers (only better), the same company (with better ideas) and a different name (that’s all). During March anyone quoting Connector will receive a 10% discount. Call 04-3886114 or email Parties@cheekylittleevents.com.

Crash-in-Castles Crash-in-Castles will bring a smile to children’s faces with fun, creative and interactive parties that can be themed for added effect. From bouncy castles to balloon decorations, from party games to party favours, from magicians to music and face painting to henna, they have a variety of activities to keep children of all ages entertained. Their entertainers are seasoned and experienced and offer a quality service and high customer satisfaction. They have a very high percentage of repeat clients. Call 04-3948422 or 050-6524769, email info@ crashincastles.ae or crashincastles@gmail.com for more information.

Dubai Dolphinarium Get up close and personal to bottlenose dolphins and playful northern fur seals at Dubai Dolphinarium’s action-packed live shows. A 45-minute interactive extravaganza showcases these amazing animals’ skills. Watch the dolphins and seals dance, sing, juggle, play ball, jump through hoops and even paint. Unique photo opportunities ensure that this once-ina-lifetime experience is never forgotten. Parties at Dubai Dolphinarium are fun and hassle free. From Dhs 85 per child you will receive: up to 30 child and 2 complimentary adult tickets to see the amazing dolphin and seal show, special adult rate for parents accompanying children to the

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Dubai Drums Party Beats turns your child’s birthday party into an amazing event with oodles of Fun & Rhythm! They provide drums for all the children, the drum team and all the energy and spirit necessary to put the beats into action, turn your child’s party into a ‘rocking rhythmic’ event and get the kids drumming and singing like an African tribe. They can come to your home or a venue of your choice or can even host it at their new warehouse venue iin Al Q Quoz. The Th programme lasts for 45 minutes for a minimum of 20 kids. Call 04-3474790, 056-7442129, email kidz@dubaidrums.com or visit www.dubaidrums.com.

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Kidz Venture Kidz Venture, located in Egypt Court at Ibn Battuta Mall, is a great place to celebrate special moments for your little ones, be it the theme nights, birthdays or special event parties. Starting at Dhs 60 Kidz Venture birthdays offer 5 different themes to choose from such as; art, sports, fashion/dance, all in one and tots - for those below 3 years of age. They have well-equipped ll d art and craft, sports areas and the spacious party rooms. The warm and friendly

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iFLY Dubai Extra adventurous kids aged 3 and above can celebrate their birthday at iFLY Dubai, Playnation, and enjoy an indoor skydiving experience like no other. Kids will get oncein-a-lifetime thrills of a free falling flying experience using the unique wind tunnel technology with trained instructors ensuring fun and safety at all times. Prices range from Dhs 140 to 160 depending on the number of kids, inclusive of invitation cards, party room, and goody bags. Lunch can also be arranged with Carluccio’s, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, or McDonalds at an additional price. Call 800-FUN (386).

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Gulf Film Festival The Gulf Film Festival is a non-profit annual cultural event that celebrates and encourages excellence in Arab cinema. It aims to transform and expand the opportunities for regional filmmakers, whilst serving as an international destination that shines a spotlight on the very best of cinema and creating a forum for Arab filmmakers to develop alliances with major studios worldwide. The festival’s sixth edition will focus on strengthening industry opportunities to drive the global and regional outreach of Arabic films and establish GFF as a business destination for industry professionals. Taking place at InterContinental Hotel, Festival City, Dubai Festival City from Thursday 11th to Wednesday 17th April, all festival films are screened free of charge. Delegate access is required for workshops, panels and other festival events. Visit www.gulffilmfest.com or call 04-3910069.

Walk for a cause W Organised by Child Early Intervention E Medical Center and M ssupported by UAE Red Crescent in collaboration C with Dubai Health Care w City, the fifth annual Walk C for Autism 2013 will be fo held from 5pm to 9pm h oon Saturday 20th April at Zabeel Park to celebrate Z the International Autism th Awareness month in April. A Walk for Autism is a fun fair fa family event for children and families. It is the single most powerful source to raise awareness and help integrate special children in our community. This year’s event expects around 10,000 participants including children, parents and professionals. Many activities are planned for the children such as face painting, bouncy castles, clowns, magic show, games, music and much more. Refreshments and snacks will be available at the event. To help lead the Road to Recovery for Autism, join Connector at the event and help to make sure no child walks alone. For more information visit www.walkforautismdubai.com or email walkforautism@childeimc.ae.

Handicraft for the Community Al Maktoum Foundation is proud to partner with Sheika Maitha Bin Rashid Centre for the event ‘Heritage Village’, which supports young adults with special needs and provides a designated place within the community to sell their creative work and meet their customers in a friendly and caring environment. Sheikha Maitha Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Centre for children with special needs provides full support for children with disabilities, and a range of services, programmes and initiatives to enhance the educational, psychological and physical requirements of each child. With the support of centres like Skeihka Maitha Bin Rashid Centre each child has the chance to reach their individual potential and in some cases work in paid positions in the community. ‘Heritage Village’ is a bazaar showcasing the arts and crafts of young adults with special needs and will take place from 1st to 13th April at Latifa Hospital in Oud Metha daily from 4pm to 10pm. There will be health advice, ample parking and daily events and workshops. Call 04-3988668 (extension 104) for further details.

Weekend market The new Souk Al Manzil Weekend Market is open at The Old Town, Downtown Dubai, and welcomes visitors from Thursday to Saturday between 10am and 5pm until 6th April. Check out artwork, vintage fashion, handmade jewellery, natural products, organic bread, flowers, antiques, house hold items, sunglasses and perfumes. For more information email ManzilMarket@emaar.ae. 26 | APRIL Connector

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Beach Polo is back! Traditionally referred to as the Sport of Kings, the original Beach Polo Cup is set to return to its roots on the sands of Dubai. Featuring an invitation only Exclusive Players Night on 18th April and two days of heart pounding tournaments on 19th and 20th, Julius Baer Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2013 will celebrate the event’s success by bringing om aro nd the world orld as well ell as recognised personalities an entourage of professional polo players from around and celebrities from the region. Visit www.facebook.com/juliusbaerbeachpolocupdubai2013.

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After hosting the season opener for two consecutive years, Dubai will be the second destination in 2013 for the 12 riders. Changing from the sandy beach and iconic Jumeirah Beach Residence towers, on Friday 12th April it is the unique Burj Khalifa that will witness action, thrill and excitement of the Red Bull X-Fighters. Open to the general public, you can see it from Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai. Visit www.redbull.com.

In a first for Abu Dhabi and a first for an F1 circuit, Yas Marina Circuit is launching GoYas, a fitness initiative that gives the Emirates’ women a unique and supportive platform to get motivated in a fun women-only environment. Taking place every Wednesday during the month of April, GoYas will offer women-only cycling, running and fitness classes at the Circuit. Membership is free and is available by registering online. The inaugural GoYas will be held on Wednesday 3rd April from 6pm to 9pm at Yas Marina Circuit. Visit www.yasmarinacircuit.com.

Dubai Desert Road Run The Dubai Desert Road Run, taking place at 7am on Saturday 27th April at The Sevens Stadium, consists of a 10km race for adults and children 14+, plus a 3km junior race, with age categories from age 6 to 18, alongside a 3km fun run. The 10km race and the 3km junior race are individually timed via state-of-the-art RFID Chip Timing. There are trophies for the winners in each age category. The 3km fun run is not timed individually, and no awards are distributed. The Dubai Desert Road Run is held six times per year, allowing people to map their progress in fitness. Participants are able to enter one run, or register for as many dates as they wish. Prices range from Dhs 40 to Dhs 80 depending on the race. Register on the Premier Marathons website www.premiermarathons.com or visit www.dubairunning.com. Call 055-8894568 or 04-4206001.

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Bruno Mars Bruno Mars’ first ever Middle East performance will be held at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on Friday 12th April. Tickets are priced at Dhs 295 (Regular), Dhs 595 (Front Pit) and Dhs 1,495 (VIP). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.brunomars.ae.

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Eddie Griffin At 8pm on the 12th April, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Comedian/Hollywood actor Eddie Griffin will tickle funny bones with his special brand of cutting-edge humor. The superstar is widely known for his award winning Comedy Stand-up special Dysfunctional Family, and most recent comedy special ‘You Can Tell Em I Said It’ on comedy Central. Griffin is one of stand-up comedys most hilarious acts and Comedy Central ranked him as the #62 Greatest Stand-up of All Time. Tickets are priced from Dhs 350 and are available from YAK Entertainment. Call 04-3237445 or visit www.yakevents.com.

Tickets for Michael McIntyre’s first ever Middle East performance are on sale now! This limited capacity and all seated event is expected to sell out fast and with an oversubscribed pre-sale registration resulting in strong pre-sales, fans are recommended to get their tickets quick. Michael McIntyre will perform in Dubai on 8th June, at The Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre. Ticket categories include: VIP Seating Dhs 1,000 (inclusive of two drinks vouchers and a programme), Premium Seating Dhs 600, Grandstand Seating Dhs 400 and Balcony Seating (which is already sold out) at Dhs 250. Tickets are available from www.doneevents.com and www.itp.net/tickets.

Happy Mondays The reunited Happy Mondays are set to play live at The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium on Friday 26th April. Concert goers can expect to hear classic tracks such as Step On, Kinky Afro, Wrote for Luck, Hallelujah and 24 Hour Party People. Tickets are priced at Dhs 200 (general standing and seating) and Dhs 350 (VIP enclosure), and are available from www.timeouttickets.com or www.virginmegastore.me. 30 | APRIL Connector

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or many years, thousands of people around the world have been duped on April Fool’s Day. Spurious newspaper headlines, as well as television and radio segments, have tricked people into believing some incredible stories. From bumper spaghetti crops to burgers for lefties, many of us have believed the most improbable things over the years. Just last April, multimillionaire Sir Richard Branson launched ‘Journeys to the centre of the Earth’ through Virgin Volcanic. “Only 500 people have been to space, only three people have been to the bottom of the ocean but no one has ever attempted to journey to the core of an active volcano. Until now,” read the official press release. Twitter and facebook were alive with speculation until Virgin representatives, shortly after noon on 1st April, wished everyone a happy April Fools’ Day. In 1981, a televised prank, also involving volcanoes, caused the programme’s executive producer to be fired for ‘failure to exercise good news judgement’. Channel 7 News in Boston USA ended with a special bulletin announcing the eruption of a small hill known locally as ‘Blue Hill’. Footage of lava pouring down a hillside and audio of President Carter declaring the eruption as a ‘serious situation’ lent credibility to the report. As the segment ended, the reporter held up a sign that read ‘April Fool’, however, by this time many residents had

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already fled their homes and local authorities were flooded with frantic phone calls. One of the earliest television pranks happened in 1957 when the respected BBC news show Panorama announced that, thanks to a mild winter, farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop. It accompanied this announcement with footage of farm hands pulling strands of spaghetti from trees. Many viewers called the BBC wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree. To this, the BBC diplomatically replied that they should, “Place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best”. On 1st April 1996, The Taco Bell Corporation used print media rather than television to play their practical joke on the nation. The US company took out a full-page ad in six major American newspapers. In the ad, Taco Bell announced that it had purchased the Liberty Bell and was renaming it ‘The Taco Liberty Bell’. Hundreds of outraged citizens called Philadelphia’s National Historic Park - where the bell was displayed - to express their anger. Their nerves were only calmed when Taco Bell revealed, a few hours later, that it was all a practical joke. By also taking full-page ads in the media, Burger King cooked up a whopper of a story in 1998 to announce the latest addition to their menu - the Left-Handed Whopper. Burger King proudly stated that all the condiments were rotated 180° to suit the left-handed burger connoisseur. Lefties eagerly tried to order the burger the next day, but they had to wait in line behind right-handed folks equally caught up with making sure they got the correct Whopper. So, were you fooled this April Fools? ǁǁǁ͘ŵLJĚƵďĂŝĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶ͘ĐŽŵ


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Things we did this month... Watched the dolphin and seal show The one and only “Live Dolphin and Seal Show” in the region is a 45 minute spectacular performance where you can watch the bottlenose dolphins - Senya, Ksyusha, Jerry, Tetka and Fekla and playful northern fur seals - Max, Gosha, Lusha and Fila play basketball, sing, jump, paint, juggle and even dance. The show is full of action, with the dolphins interacting both with the audience and the trainers. Dolphins are born with a natural smile on their faces and are considered the most intelligent animals on earth. Watching them perform amazing displays based on their natural behaviours is an unforgettable visual and emotional experience for people of all ages. The appearance of the fur seals on the stage brings an element of fun, their funny gestures bring an easy smile to anyone’s face. While watching the seals you get the opportunity to learn about their great adaptability between both land and in the water. The Dolphinarium is a perfect place to visit with the whole family with mascots, clowns, puppet show and jugglers to entertain your kids. We recommend you get the whole family down there! Call toll-free on 800-DOLPHIN (800-3657446), 04-3369773 or visit www.dubaidolphinarium.ae for tickets and information.

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Went on a sunrise desert ride Set amongst miles of glorious natural desert, Al Sahra Equestrian Centre gives you the opportunity to have a true Arabian adventure. Whether you’re a complete novice or an experienced rider, enjoy the freedom, beauty and excitement of riding a horse in the desert. You can take the afternoon ride and watch the magnificent sunset over Dubai, or see the desert waking up and catch sight of a desert fox or a tiny gazelle. The friendly staff will ride with you to ensure you have the best time imaginable and return with memories that will last a life time, all for Dhs 300. We went on the sunrise ride and it really was the most beautiful, relaxing way to start the day! You can also try a Camel Encounter for just Dhs 180; cuddle them, brush them and get to ride one of these magnificent animals. You will learn all about the history of the camel and even try some camel milk! Camels are quieter and gentler than horses, and riding them is quiet and peaceful. And if you want something really special, Al Sahra can arrange a sunset Champagne ride for another unforgettable memory of your time in Dubai. Bookings are essential, but it’s a definite must-do in Dubai. The equestrian centre offers Desert Riding, Livery, Lessons, School Tours and Corporate Team Building activities. Horse Riding lessons are available on an individual basis or in groups of no more than three people, and are tutored by trained riding instructors. It’s an amazing environment for new riders to learn, for those who want to know how to take care of horses, or for experienced riders to get in the saddle. I’ve rediscovered an old love and it’s great! Call 04-4274055, 056-1772856 or visit www.alsahra.com. ǁǁǁ͘ŵLJĚƵďĂŝĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶ͘ĐŽŵ


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Contemporary jewellery Co Launched in 2004, Slink was L qu quickly discovered and snapped up by some of the world’s m most prominent stylists and ha has enjoyed a loyal following of celebrity fans, from Sarah Jes Jessica Parker, Nicole Richie, Sie Sienna Miller, Claudia Schiffer, Patric Patricia Arquette, and the Olsen ttw wii The Th brand’s latest collection twins. ffe features strong designs such as The F Falcon and Côte d’Ivoire in different ccolour golds and diamonds. It h has continued with its exquisite p pearl line, only this time using ne n new, unpredictable semi precious ston sto stones and diamonds, to create a more exclusive offering. Prices start from Dhs 2,000 and Slink’s new season collection also includes a more accessible gift line of charms, trinkets and children’s jewellery all from Dhs 400. Slink Jewellery can be purchased through www.slinkjewellery.com.

Fantasy footwear He has been called the King of the Red Carpet, and now he is the Prince of the Pump. Stuart Weitzman has been named the official designer of the glass slipper being worn in the first-ever Broadway production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. His one-of-a-kind creation made its dazzling debut in the musical set for the official opening on 3rd March at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) in New York City. Weitzman will also bring the fairytale to life for consumers with the launch of his ‘Clearly Timeless’ capsule collection inspired by the lush, romantic musical. Visit www.stuartweitzman.com.

Perfect lingerie, for a perfect day At Belleamie Boutique there’s lots of choice for brides. You’ll find stunning nightwear collections in 100% silk or silk satin with amazing colours and styles to choose from, all with matching robes. New stock is received every 10 to 12 days in both lingerie and nightwear. Belleamie also takes special orders for any particular lingerie line from the Lise Charmel Bridal Catalogue and can receive stock within 3 to 4 days from the order being placed - they’ll even pay the delivery charge for you. Located at Sunset Mall or Beach Centre. Call 04-3493928 or visit www.belleamie.ae.

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Feel-good Fridays Dip into the Cu-ba Poolside BBQ at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel every Friday from 1pm onwards. Swim in the 25-metre swimming pool with a cantilevered glass bottom while sunbathing, and chill out d a choice h i off BBQ favourites f i from f to the relaxed beats whilst enjoying four Coronas ffor Dh Dhs 100 100, and only Dhs 45. Entrance is Dhs 50 and Emirates staff get 50% off (not valid in conjunction with other promotions). Call 04-2308582 or email JCHcubabar@jumeirah.com.

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Dining delights This month at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Al Nafoorah is offering a selection of cold mezzeh and signature kebabs infused with different Arabic flavours and traditional sweets for dessert on Sunday and Tuesday for Dhs 250 per person with minimum of four guests. In addition, Lalezar’s seafood celebration from Sunday to Wednesday includes a fivecourse family style set menu with cold and hot mezzeh, choice of salad, main course and dessert for Dhs 300 per person. Finally, VOI offers a daily vegetarian five-course set menu celebrating Vietnamese and French garden delights for Dhs 390 per person. Call 04-4530444 or email JZSRestaurants@ jumeirah.com.

Seville’s, the legendary Spanish tapas bar and restaurant located at Wafi, will be hosting a spectacular Flamenco Festival from 16th to 19th April. The evening will include a host of electrifying performances from traditional Spanish dancers - España Bravo Flamenco - flown in especially from Spain. Combined with a sumptuous three-course Spanish menu, this event celebrates all that is authentically Spanish and is priced at Dhs 195 (inclusive of a three-course menu, and a glass of Cava). Performances start at 9pm every evening throughout the festival. Call 04-3244777 or visit www.pyramidsrestaurantsatwafi.com.

Fresh from the sea Seabass is ‘Fish of the Month’ at Long Yin, Le Meridien Dubai from 1st to 15th April. Enjoy it steamed with premium soya sauce or with garlic sauce and coriander, sauteed with spring onion and ginger sauce or in spicy X.O. sauce, wok fried with Singapore chili sauce, stir fried in black bean sauce or deep fried with salt, pepper and spring onion. Prices start from Dhs 195 per dish. Call 04-7022455 or 04-702 2325.

Saturday chill out S Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE have recently la launched their Saturday Brunch for Dhs 240 per person, where you can enjoy a large selection p oof their signature dishes including sushi, grilled hammour, lamb chops and lots of freshly h prepared BBQ items along with unlimited p sselect beverages for Dhs 240 per person. Email reservation@bluemarlinibiza-uae.com. r 44 | APRIL Connector

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The city of jazz Sumptuous ribs, barbequed prawns and traditional jambalaya are just some of the delights which will feature on the menu at the New Orleans BBQ Night at The Californian, Dusit Thani Dubai every Tuesdsay. Dine with stunning views of the Burj Khalifa while sampling delights from the city of jazz for Dhs 130 (food only), Dhs 150 (with soft drinks and chilled juices), Dhs 185 (with house wine and house beer). Call 04-3174515 or email dine.dtdu@dusit.com.

Dine around Park Hyatt Dubai’s culinary team is delighted to introduce a new dining concept to restaurant guests. The ‘Dine Around’ concept features each dinner course being served in a different Park Hyatt Dubai restaurant and pertaining to the cuisine of the restaurant in which the course is served. The ‘D ‘Dine Around’ package is priced at Dhs 395 per person and for an pe additional Dhs 195 ad per person the package pe includes a glass of wine in each per course, and is ea available from Sunday av to Friday, 7pm until midnight. A minimum m of two guests is required to make a booking. C Call 04-6021234.

Grape and cheese night Discover the best of many cheeses and house beverages with the new Grape & Cheese Night at Arabian Ranches Golf Club every Sunday from 7pm until 9pm for Dhs 140 (including unlimited cheeses with three glasses of house beverage per person). Call 04-3607935 or email restaurant@arabianranchesgolf.ae.

Tasty treats At Talk Restaurant, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach the Jazz & Bubbles Friday brunch with live saxophonist offers live cooking and buffet selection of garden-fresh salads slow roasted meats, seafood, sushi, tandoori, pizza or pasta and more for Dhs 250 (including buffet and soft beverages) or Dhs 350 (including buffet and beverage package). Kids 12 and under dine free. Call 04-4498888.

Dine and delight Savour the best in fine dining spanning an array of cuisines and perfectly concocted beverages with The Address Hotels + Resorts’ ‘Dine and Delight’ gastronomic experience. Take a journey across seven award-winning restaurants in The Address Downtown Dubai, The Address Dubai Mall, The Address Dubai Marina, The Address Montgomerie Dubai, and The Palace Downtown Dubai, until 31st May and a extend the celebrations with complimentary drinks. d For example, begin at The Address Downtown D Dubai and indulge in a contemporary Chinese C set menu for Dhs 400 at Hukama, followed by b a drink at Neos on the house while enjoying stunning views of The Dubai Fountain. Sample s the th finest Thai delicacies at Thiptara in The Palace Downtown D Dubai, and spend over Dhs 390 on a la carte options at the al fresco setting that faces Burj B Khalifa, and continue your evening with a complimentary beverage at FAI. For more details visit c www.theaddress.com. w ǁǁǁ͘ŵLJĚƵďĂŝĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶ͘ĐŽŵ Ě ď ŝ Ɵ

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Ladies’ nights! Grand Millennium Dubai

Enjoy the warm and cosy atmosphere of an authentic European Café, featuring an Art Nouveau-inspired interior for an elegant and sophisticated place to meet. and Millennium Dubai ladies can enjoy two free Every Monday at the Belgian Beer Café Grand drinks of selected beverages any time from 6pm until 2am. Call 04-4299999 for more information.

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Amwajj R A Rotana t JJumeirah i hB Beach hD Dubai b i Every Saturday to Wednesday from 9pm until late, glam up and get the girls together at Rosso, Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach Dubai. These Ladies Nights offer two free glasses of grape or house beverage, as well as a resident DJ every Tuesday and live duo every Wednesday. Call 04-4283088.

Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort + Spa has opened its doors to the newly renovated Maya - Modern Mexican Kitchen + Lounge. Set on the beach of the award-winning resort, the restaurant offers a modern twist on popular Mexican classics as only the famed Chef Richard Sandoval can deliver. On Senorita Sundays ladies get three complimentary vouchers for drinks and free canapés offering a selection of zesty and lively flavours from Chef Richard Sandoval’s delicious menu. There will also be a raffle every Sunday with prizes for the girls! Call 04-3165550 or visit www.maya-dubai.com.

Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa has launched the Salamar Lounge, the latest Cuban hotspot for Dubai’s lovers of Latin music and cocktails. Playing Cuban music every night from 7pm to 11pm, this venue offers a relaxed, chilled out vibe with a superior cocktail selection and sumptuous light bites. Ladies Night every Tuesday offers seasonal promotions on drinks, from tangy Mojitos to traditional Cuba Libres, and a vibrant atmosphere to get partygoers in the mood. Call 04-4084257.

Al Murooj Rotana Dubai Double Decker, the famous pub at Al Murooj Rotana Dubai gives the ladies an exciting way to celebrate every Tuesday with the iconic venue’s Ladies Night! This is your chance to be seen at one of the city’s most popular ladies nights while you soak in the amazing ambience of Double Decker. Dance the night away to the exciting tunes played by the DJ inside the pub, or go for a nice relaxed chat at the Double Decker Garden and enjoy Dubai’s great weather with free unlimited cocktails from 8pm to 12 midnight. For reservations or more information, visit rotanatimes.com or call 04-3211111. 46 | APRIL Connector

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The China Club, Radisson Blu, Deira Creek Well worth a visit and an old favourite of mine is the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek. With their fantastic choice of 16 restaurants and bars, every taste is catered for! If you’re in the mood for some amazing Chinese food then I can highly recommend the The China Club.

What we ate Take your reading glasses as the menu is extensive! The China Club specialities come highly recommended, especially the dim sum. In all honesty I’m not usually a dim sum fan, but The China Club managed to convert me with the Crispy Fried Prawns, Superior Siew Mai with Crab Roe and the China Club ‘Har Gau’ Crystal Shrimp Dumplings. We followed this with the Minced Beef with Coriander Soup and a simply fantastic Szechuan Hot and Sour Seafood Soup. Next was the melt in the mouth Crispy Half Peking Duck cut and served at your table. For our mains we tucked into a delish Black Pepper Beef Fillet and a superb Steamed Black Cod with Supreme Soya and Spring Onion.

Verdict Everything we ate was really delicious and cooked to perfection; the staff were lovely and always on hand for great recommendations. We will definitely be back!

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The China Club r restaurant offers the ttraditional Yum Cha ffeast daily for lunch. From Dim Sum to F noodles, a variety of n rrice dishes and an endless choice of Chinese sspecialities, enjoy the finest selection of the Yum Cha menu and a free flow of flavoured iced tea, soft drinks and Chinese tea for only Dhs 99 per person.

Noodle stop Super price, super quick, super tasty. Enjoy Yum, the trendiest spot in town for people who love the fusion of the best of Eastern cuisine. The daily special offer is a two-course menu for only Dhs 40. Choose from the selected dishes and have your meal ready in less than 10 minutes. Takeaway is also available upon request. Call 04-2057333/7444 for further details.

Cherry Blossom Festival This month Japanese restaurant Minato celebrates the Cherry Blossom Festival with a delicious Teppanyaki set menu for Dhs 190 per person available for lunch and dinner.

Thai New Year From 10th to 15th April celebrate the Thai New Year in style at the Fish Market with traditional festivities and exquisite assorted mix seafood hot pot, served with rice or noodles for Dhs 280 for two persons. ǁǁǁ͘ŵLJĚƵďĂŝĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶ͘ĐŽŵ


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CORONATION CHICKEN WRAPS

One of the most popular fast foods in the Arab world is the Shawarma Wrap, similar to the Doner Kebab. It is a simple dish with cooked spicy shredded meat or chicken and a whole variety of additional ingredients such as lettuce, tomatoes, onions etc, all wrapped in warm thin pita bread. Similar food is available in virtually every country, for example Mexican tacos or burritos. The wrap is now so universal that fast food chains such as KFC, McDonald’s and Subway sell them and with a veggie version. Coronation Chicken was said to be invented by Constance Spry for the banquet of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. This dish of cold chicken in a creamy curry sauce was said to represent the Commonwealth contribution to the increasing popularity of foreign dishes by the British public. This was then ‘updated’ in 2002, in honour of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. This new version was quite logically renamed ‘Jubilee Chicken’. Why not try our version of the wrap below.

Serves 8 Ingredients 8 floured tortillas, pita bread or flat bread 4 cooked chicken breasts torn into shreds 2 carrots cut into julienne ¼ cucumber cut into julienne 2 sticks celery cut into julienne 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 small white onion finely chopped ¼ pint chicken stock 1 teaspoon tomato puree

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juice from 2 lemons 2 tablespoons mango chutney (or apricot jam) ½ pint mayonnaise 3 tablespoons thick double cream 3 eggs, beaten ground black pepper and salt

Directions Heat olive oil in a saucepan; add the chopped onion, cover and sauté gently for 5 minutes until the onion is soft but not brown. Stir in the curry powder and cook for another two minutes, this will help bring out the flavour. Add the stock, tomato puree, lemon juice and chutney. Stir until bubbling, cook for 5 minutes until mixture reduces and thickens. Allow to cool for half an hour or so, then stir in the mayonnaise and cream. Add the chicken and mix thoroughly. To serve, warm the tortilla, pita bread or flat bread. Divide the mixture down the length of each wrap and top with the julienne vegetables. Tightly roll each tortilla and then cut in half width ways and serve with raisins. Wraps are great for a buffet and children’s pack lunches. Bon Appétit! ǁǁǁ͘ŵLJĚƵďĂŝĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶ͘ĐŽŵ


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Tofu Discovered thousands of years ago in China, tofu has gained popularity in Asian cuisine. It is also referred to as ‘the cheese of Asia’, due to the physical similarity to a block of farmer’s cheese. Tofu is a highly nutritious, proteinrich food that is prepared from the curds of soybean milk. Known to be rich in protein and calcium, it is often a great addition to vegan and lactose-free diets. Moreover, it is naturally free from saturated fats and rich

in omega-3 fatty acids making it a great substitute for cheese, particularly in people suffering from diabetes and heart disease. In addition, Tofu contains phytoestrogens which are natural compounds that have shown to be helpful in reducing the symptoms associated with menopause. Although some consider it bland, it does absorb the flavours of other ingredients present in the dish and also adds nutritional value.

Barbeque tofu burgers Servings: 6 Serving Size: 1 sandwich Calories per serving: 320 Kcal Protein: 15g Carbs: 33g Fat: 14g Preparation time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 (334g) package extra firm tofu 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 1½ cups barbecue sauce 6 hamburger multigrain buns

add the onion and cook for a few minutes, until onion is at your desired consistency. 5. Pour in barbeque sauce (use more or less, according to your taste). 6. Cook the mixture for 10 minutes on low and serve on buns then top with tofu and the garnish you desire. This recipe has been created by Live’ly Executive Chef Kassem Taha. For further information contact 04-3481008 or visit www.lively.ae.

Directions: 1. Drain the tofu between paper towels until most of the water has been squeezed out. 2. Slice tofu into 60mm thick slices. 3. Heat the grill and spray it with cooking oil then bake the tofu strips until golden brown on both sides. 4. In a skillet heat the oil and 52 | APRIL Connector

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Why have a minimalist home? R55 .]-5-#,5.)5&(9 Simply put, the more stuff you have, the more you have to keep clean. Cleaning every object and around lots of furniture is a big task, so probably doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get done often or thoroughly enough. R55 .]-5&--5-.,-- /&9 A minimalist home is calming as there is less clutter, and thus less visual distraction and chaos demanding our attention. Also, the burden of lots of possessions can have an oppressive effect on your sense of freedom. R55 .]-5'),5**&#(!9 Who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t swoon over interior design photos of immaculate homes? If you think about it what makes them so appealing is that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s barely anything in them apart from beautiful furniture, pieces of art and select decorations - certainly no clutter. Minimalism can be adopted to varying degrees, from a mere design concept to a way Ç Ç Ç Í&#x2DC;ĹľÇ&#x2021;Ä&#x161;ĆľÄ?Ä&#x201A;Ĺ?Ä?ŽŜŜÄ&#x17E;Ä?Ć&#x;ŽŜÍ&#x2DC;Ä?Žž

of life. A minimalist home doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be as bare and stark as it sounds, but is the promotion of things you value most, and the removal of those that distract from them.

What does a minimalist home look like? R55&,5-/, -5(51&%13-9 no stacks of books or papers, knickknacks or overcrowded shelves. R55 #(#'&5 /,(#./,51#."5(.5),.#)(-95 only essential pieces of furniture and a few accents like a piece of artwork on the wall and a vase of flowers on the table. R55/&#.35)0,5+/(.#.39 This rule applies fundamentally as minimalism focuses on the value and function of the item and not pure aesthetics. So instead of having lots of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;stuff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, a minimalist home would have a few select pieces that can really be appreciated. Minimalism isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just a design concept to those who fully embrace it, but can entail a whole way of being. Firstly, the process of purging can be an emotional one as it will force you to address the big â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;whysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; attached to your belongings like â&#x20AC;&#x153;why do I have a closet full of clothes I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wear?â&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;why canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t I let go of mementos of a past relationship?â&#x20AC;? Purging goes against the security that consuming and collecting brings, so get ready to question your views on society too. In a world that produces and purchases material possessions at an alarming rate, we live in a society where material possessions are used to impress, compete and prove your worth. As your mindset changes you may find yourself on the outside looking in. Your lifestyle may begin Connector APRIL | 55


HOME & garden to change as you will have more freedom being no longer tied to the past or the burden of your belongings. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have more time and more money as you buy less and have less to take care of, and therefore you will have less stress. Minimalism begets minimalism, so the more you part with, the more you realise how little you really need, and the more youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll want to part with. Simplifying may ultimately creep into every aspect of your life, from your time commitments and goals, to diet and wardrobe. So if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready to embark on this potentially life changing process, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how to begin. gC55%&5)(5,))'5.55.#'8 By setting an achievable goal you can use the first room you finish to inspire you to simplify the next. hC55.,.51#."5&,!5 /,(#./,8 Eliminate bulky or busy furniture without sacrificing practicality or comfort. iC55 (.# 35."5--(.#&-85Now you know what furniture you want to keep, purge your possessions accordingly, depending on what you want to display and what will fit into the storage available. Everything else that is not essential should be donated, trashed or stored out of sight. Nothing should be stored on the floor or under tables. jC55.),5)/.5) 5-#!".8 As mentioned previously, essentials should be stored in an organised and functional manner. For example CDs and DVDs in cabinets and drawers, papers in files or boxes, and bookshelves with books and a few select ornaments. Shelves shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t display a whole collection of things as this tends to look cluttered. kC55&,51&&-8 Do not hang trinkets and odd pieces of artwork. Artwork should be select, and mirrors used wisely e.g. not reflecting a busy bookshelf. Leave some walls bare if possible. lC5#'*&5ĂŻ),8 As mentioned before, one or two simple accent decorative pieces can serve as a focal point of interest in a minimalist room. If the room has subdued colours, accents can be bright like red or cobalt blue to add a splash of energy. With 56 | APRIL Connector

larger pieces of furniture or floor coverings, patterns like checks and flowers are visual clutter. The rule of simplicity also goes for window treatments which should frame the view, not distract from it. Opt for neutral, non patterned wooden blinds or curtainsfussy and frilly equals clutter. mC55)&)/,8 White is classic minimalist, but can be paired with any solid colour that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t draw too much attention such as neutrals and earth tones. nC5#05#.'-55")'8 Having a place for everything makes sure they get put back out of sight when not in use. Items should have logical and practical homes. oC5#.5(5&#'#(.85Once youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve simplified your room, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll probably realise you can do more. Give it a couple of days of living in, see what else is non-essential, and where more can be stored out of sight. You might want to organise your out of sight storage frequently too. The idea is to create tranquillity by organisation, not hiding stressful clutter behind closed doors. gfC55#.5%65,&265(5($)3< Looking around at your clutter free, tranquil room is a reward in itself. You now have time and peace of mind to focus on living rather than collecting and cleaning. Donating generously to Dubaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charities and thrift shops can help with the purging process. Takemyjunkuae.com is a wonderful service that comes to your door and picks up anything and everything unwanted from electrical appliances and furniture to book, toys and clothes.

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R5(-/,5."5..,35#-5Ĺ&#x20AC;..5.#!".&35.)5#.-5 mounting brackets and check the brackets themselves for signs of corrosion. If loose, the battery can easily tip over, causing damage to the battery, other internal components as well as the hood. R5)5,')05."5..,35&-65Ĺ&#x20AC;,-.5#-)((.5 the negative cables and then the positive. If you are using a spanner or other metal tool it is possible that it can accidently touch a metal part of the vehicle, which will create a short circuit with lots of sparks. By disconnecting the negative cable you are already working with the ground, so this canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen. Always disconnect ."5!,)/(5&5Ĺ&#x20AC;,-.5(5."(53)/5(5')05.)5 ."5*)-#.#05&51#.")/.5 ,5) 5Ĺ&#x20AC;,1),%-8 R5.,)&/'5$&&35-',5)(.)5."5..,35 .,'#(&-5*,#),5.)5Ĺ&#x20AC;2#(!5."5&-5.-5-55 barrier that can keep out moisture and help prevent corrosion, prolonging the life of the battery. Use a blob on each terminal every time you need to detach and reattach the cables. R5 .5'35().5&13-55."5..,3]-5 /&.5 when the car does not start, but a symptom of other problems. For example, a loose belt reduces alternator output and can rundown the car battery. R5.(,5,5..,#-5)(.#(5&'(.-65 such as acid, plastic and lead, that can contaminate the environment if not disposed ) 5*,)*,&385,5..,#-5,5.!),#-5-5 hazardous waste and most of the time can be recycled. If you are replacing your car battery, make sure that it goes to a recycling centre or to a waste disposal organisation. These tips are brought to you by the Dial-ABattery service which recently launched in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. Call 800 24 7365 or visit www.dial-a-battery.com for further details. Ç Ç Ç Í&#x2DC;ĹľÇ&#x2021;Ä&#x161;ĆľÄ?Ä&#x201A;Ĺ?Ä?ŽŜŜÄ&#x17E;Ä?Ć&#x;ŽŜÍ&#x2DC;Ä?Žž


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GETTING INVOLVED THIS MONTH: Abu Dhabi will be hosting the first ever International Environmental Film Festival from the 20th to 25th April, with a special competition categoryâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Environmental Films from the UAEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; addressing current environmental issues in the UAE. The festival has attracted 158 film entries from 42 countries, as well as large environment organisations including the UN Environmental Programme and Disney nature. Apart from screenings there will be eco-art exhibitions, a forum, seminars and workshops.

To integrate sustainability into your everyday life, why not pay a visit to The Change Initiative shop in Al Barsha. This one stop destination sells a range of products that can help you make responsible lifestyle choices with stylish solutions including a range of household products, appliances and building solutions that combine technology and good design. From ideas to improve insulation and lessen energy use, to eco-friendly furniture, paints and fashion accessories, The Change Initiative offers products that are stylish and ecologically sound. Ç Ç Ç Í&#x2DC;ĹľÇ&#x2021;Ä&#x161;ĆľÄ?Ä&#x201A;Ĺ?Ä?ŽŜŜÄ&#x17E;Ä?Ć&#x;ŽŜÍ&#x2DC;Ä?Žž


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death in the family is devastating enough, but the anguish can be compounded with related troubles and traumas, ranging from frozen bank accounts, disputes amongst heirs, businesses having to close and uncertainties regarding real estate inheritance. Unlike common law jurisdictions, the UAE does not practice ‘automatic right of survivorship’ (property passing to a surviving joint owner immediately upon death of the other). All assets within the UAE are subject to a formal succession process administered by the local courts who will oversee an estate and make a number of key decisions. If you have spent years accumulating your wealth and managing it wisely, it is logical that you should pause and take time out to plan for the future to ensure that your savings, assets, business, and general property are passed on to your family, or to the beneficiaries of your choice, when you want, in the shares you want. It is important to understand the issues and the options that are available to you to achieve your succession goals.

Personal planning For expatriates living in the UAE, there is a very simple reason to make a will and put in place some succession planning. The Government of Dubai’s official website states that ‘the UAE Courts will adhere to Sharia law in any situation where there is no will in place’. Put simply, this means if you die without a will i.e. intestate, the local courts will deal with your estate and distribute it in fixed shares, prescribed according to the heirship rules of Sharia law. While this may work for some, Sharia fixed share distribution may not 64 | APRIL Connector

be right for many. All assets of the deceased, including joint bank accounts and other jointly owned property, will be frozen until liabilities have been audited and discharged and the heirs who are entitled to the remaining assets identified, and the extent of their share apportioned by the local courts.

Business planning If you own or co-own a business, whether it’s a free zone or LLC company, a significant proportion of your wealth - and your family’s source of income after your death - is probably linked to it. It is important to plan for its future, to ensure its seamless continuity and success particularly as there is no automatic transfer of shares when a death occurs. One can opt to rely on a will, but in many cases the better approach is a more evolved approach, involving offshore succession planning solutions such as a trust. Seek the counsel of specialised lawyers who will work with you to ensure your personal assets, shares in a business and investments can be structured effectively for the long-term benefit of you and your family. If you don’t have a succession plan in place, you simply cannot predict with any certainty what will happen after your death: whether your family will be provided for, who will look after your business, and when and how your beneficiaries will actually stand to benefit. It is best to be prepared today for all that can happen tomorrow. With thanks to Nita Maru, a British qualified solicitor and founder of TWS Legal Consultants, a legal consultancy specialising in wills, trusts and estate planning. ǁǁǁ͘ŵLJĚƵďĂŝĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶ͘ĐŽŵ


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Finding the right nursery for both yourself and your child can be an exciting process, yet it can also be quite daunting as there are so many options to choose from. You want to get it right, but you also feel like you have to make a quick decision as places can get booked up fast. So we’re here to help you with the research…

Blossom Nursery

Children’s Oasis Nursery

The impetus at Blossom has always been, and continues to follow the Kenyan proverb “The earth is not a gift from our parents, but a loan from our children”. Blossom’s vision is to “Believe, Achieve, Become, Blossom” and provide a secure and stimulating environment where each child reaches his/her own potential. With spaces that impact learning making it more than a nursery school - this is the place to nurture and develop your young into the thinkers and leaders of tomorrow. Children engage in the prime and specific areas of the British Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum with lively and changing topics which formulate their “knowledge destinies”. Everyday, children learn by doing, building on the pillars of curiosity and imagination. From the morning dough discos, swimming, French, Arabic, water play, music and more, a day at Blossom is fun central! Call 04-3486275 to take a tour of the two locations in Dubai or register your interest in the Academic City location opening in September 2013. Visit www.theblossomnursery.com.

Children’s Oasis Nursery, established 12 years ago, is one of Dubai’s leading Early Years Providers. This British Curriculum based Nursery follows the EYFS and offers Day Care from 2 months to 4 years. Both locations have amazing facilities and outdoor spaces which ensure endless hours of exploring for your little ones. Children’s Oasis believe that working together with parents to settle their child into nursery routine is vital. The team of dedicated professionals gently guide children as individuals, ensuring they maximise their full potential within the seven areas of learning. Not only do their staff receive regular training from renowned Early Years Specialists brought in from the UK, but they also have a full time in house trainer from the UK. This nursery was the first nursery to be ISO certified in the Middle East. For more details call Children’s Oasis Nursery Umm Sequim on 04-3488981 or Children’s Oasis Nursery Burj on 04-3790790.

Burj Daycare Nursery Burj Daycare Nursery considers themselves privileged to be based in such stunning surroundings, and to offer flexible quality education and care tailored to the unique needs of Burj and Downtown Dubai community and children. Their location, in Burj Khalifa Children’s Pavilion, will allow parents and their children (from 18 months to 4 years old) close proximity from their place of residence or work; for both permanent and short term stays. For more information call 04-4318320 or email admissions@burjdaycarenursery.com. ǁǁǁ͘ŵLJĚƵďĂŝĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶ͘ĐŽŵ

Hopscotch Nursery Hopscotch follow a British Curriculum and caters for children from 4 months to 4 years+. They ensure that the programme offers a rich and varied environment which supports each individual child’s learning and development as they understand that ‘every child is unique’. The facilities allow them to offer children the ability to learn in both indoor and outdoor spaces, where they can independently investigate, explore, create, think, and make their own decisions. These opportunities ensure that they develop confidence and high levels of self-esteem which are crucial to a child’s future well-being. In this, they are fully supported by sensitive, knowledgeable adults. Connector APRIL | 67


KIDS' corner Programmes and facilities include: breakfast and hot lunches (included in fee); spacious, well organised, equipped and child friendly classrooms; good staff to child ratio; library with handpicked books for children of different age groups and computers to work on their IT skills; flexible timings and days that suit both stay at home mums and working parents needs; flexible payment options; a bus service; full time registered nurse and CCTV controlled facility. Email hopscotchnursery@hotmail.com or call 04-3282226 for an appointment to have a tour. Visit www.hopscotchnursery.net for more information.

Hummingbird Early Learning Centre Hummingbird ELC is an early years’ education and development centre in Dubai. The first class childcare centre is conveniently located in the DIFC precinct, ideal for working parents who want to provide their children with the best opportunities during their early years’ education in a caring, secure and stimulating environment. The centre offers both childcare and after-school programmes for children aged between 3 months and 6 years. Hummingbird Nursery and Pre-school encourage your child to play, explore, discover, learn and understand the world around them. Hummingbird ELC’s highly qualified, western educated teachers and childcare professionals are fully committed to continually providing outstanding levels of care and education to your little ones. The range of activities offered at Hummingbird ELC centres is carefully planned in line with the revised British curriculum (2012 UK Practice Guidelines for the Early Years Foundation Stage EYFS). Visit www.hummingbird.ae for more information.

Kids Cottage Nursery Kids Cottage Nursery is certainly a home away from home! Offering a safe and secure environment, Kids Cottage is renowned for its caring yet innovative approach. Nurturing your child’s creative side, they allow children to learn independently, to explore their interests, understanding and perceptions of the world. 68 | APRIL Connector

To complement that, the indoor and outdoor environments are carefully planned to stimulate yet allow children to discover and imagine for themselves. They also offer flexible timings to suit working parents. Call 04-3942145 or email info@kidscottagenursery.com.

Kidz Inc Kidz Inc, the winner of Dubai Municipality 2012 best and safest toy store, is a little gem located in Al Quoz between the Lime Tree Café and Al Nabooda Porsche and Audi. You will find this store filled with top quality early years educational toys and games from some of the best European brands such as Haba, Micro, Steiff, Kathe Cruse, and Crocodile Creek and Automoblox from the USA. The Kidz Inc staff are very knowledgeable and friendly and they will be happy to answer all your questions. Open from 8.30am to 6pm from Saturday to Thursday and from 10am to 4pm on Friday. Visit www.kidzincdubai.com or call 04-3285775 for more information.

Kids Island Nusery Celebrating 22 years of service to families of our community, the Kid’s Island and Cocoon group of nurseries are the first pre-schools in Dubai whose quality is endorsed and accredited by the ‘Pre-School Learning Alliance’ of the UK. A carefully planned schedule is supported by resources and facilities which allow for creative, social, phyical and linguistic aspects of development. A warm and welcoming environment ensures that children’s and parents’ first school experience is sensitive to their needs. The balance between a structured routine, creativity and exciting activities fosters children’s holistic development, maturity, independence and school readiness. Activities include Sand & Water Play area, Creative Movement, Junior Chef, Fun Experiments, Storysacks, Library, Show & Tell, Arabic, French, Singing and Super Skills. Located in Jumeriah 3, they welcome children aged between 12 months to 4 years old, delivering the British Curriculum (EYFS) inclusive of FS1. For details visit www.kidsislandnursery.com or call 04-3942578 or 04-3942579. ǁǁǁ͘ŵLJĚƵďĂŝĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶ͘ĐŽŵ


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Kids Palace and Sandcastle Nurseries Kids Palace and Sandcastle Nurseries aspire to develop and nurture every child in a safe, happy and stimulating environment. They strongly believe that a positive beginning to first experiences sets the life foundation to a child’s education. Their learning programme follows the British Early Years Foundation Framework where the curriculum is delivered through play, social interaction, self discovery and self-expression. They offer specialist classes, such as Kinder Music, Ballet, French, Arabic, and Football to enhance children’s development. Kids Palace also has an ICT room in which an interactive board is used to increase and engage children’s experience through a vibrant manner. All teachers and support staff are warm, caring and enthusiastic to ensure that each child feels loved, valued and safe through their first steps of their lives. Call 04-3484163 or visit www.kidspalacenursery.com for Kids Palace. Or call 04-3444283 or visit www.sandcastlenursery.com for Sandcastle.

Kids Spot Nursery Kids Spot Nursery understand that these are the most important years of learning and development for your child. ‘Kids Spot Nursery - Centre of Excellence’ provide a unique blend of teaching methods combined with an EYFS Curriculum, ensuring your child has the most engaging learning experience in their early 70 | APRIL Connector

stages of development. Based in the heart of Jumeirah, their dedicated staff with over 40 years combined experience in child behaviour, psychology and teaching provide the greatest setting for your child’s learning experience in comfortable child-friendly surroundings. Meet them during the Orientation Programme from Saturday 23rd March to Saturday 6th April, where you will be able to familiarise yourself with the nursery environment, meet the dedicated staff and ask any questions. Plus, April registrations will receive a 25% discount on first semester fees. Call 04-3448541 or email info@kidsspot.ae for more information.

Raffles Nurseries Raffles Nurseries are committed to providing the highest quality childcare and early education by working in partnership with parents. They aim to help each child attain his or her full potential and achieve that important head start in life. Their nurseries provide a warm and welcoming environment where all children receive attention and support to develop independence and appropriate early learning skills. The nurseries are situated in a number of easily accessible locations and are now well-established in the community. They offer both Early Years and Montessori programmes at specific locations. Visit www.rafflesis.com to find out more and email nurseryadmissions@rafflesis.com for admission details. ǁǁǁ͘ŵLJĚƵďĂŝĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶ͘ĐŽŵ


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Tender Love and Care (TLC) TLC strive to enhance the physical, emotional, social and cognitive growth of each and every child. Your child’s comfort and needs will always be their priority. TLC’s team is dedicated to help each child reach their full potential through engaging in a wide variety of activities. The care is personal and individualised to enhance your child’s growth and self esteem. Their main objective is to provide a safe, clean and loving environment, in which each individual will feel loved and well cared for. The age group is from walking stage to 4+ years. Located at Villa 23, Boutiques Offices, Dubai Media City and open from 7.30am to 5pm Sunday to Thursday. Visit www.tenderloveandcare.com or email info@tenderloveandcare.com. Call 04-3671636.

Toddler Town British Nursery Having opened its doors a year ago in JBR, Toddler Town British Nursery has

b il up an excellent built ll reputation i iin the h community, and has become the nursery of choice for the discerning parent. Toddler Town provides nurturing and innovative care for each individual child and family in an exciting and unique environment. Facilities include two outdoor playgrounds, sandpit, pool, riding track, soft play, sensory room, library, Small World and Tiny Town. While admissions for September 2013 are full (waiting list still open), they do have limited spaces still available for their popular Spring Camp running from 1st to 11th April. Located at Amwaj 5, Plaza Level, JBR. Call 04-4528080, email info@toddlertown.ae or visit www.toddlertown.ae.

Willow Children’s Nursery Based on the EYFS, interweaving the Reggio Emilia approach, Willow Nursery provides a warm, safe, nurturing environment in which to grow and develop. The nursery provides unwavering stability through wellqualified and experienced teachers who take the time to get to know you and your child. Their approach holds a powerful image of the child as strong, competent and confident. The enabling environment that is rich and varied supports and complements their learning experiences. With flexible timings from 7.30am to 6pm. Afternoon club includes siblings up to the age of 8 years and offers French, Drama, Art, Ballet and Cooking. For information call 043465078 or email info@willownurserydubai.com. 72 | APRIL Connector

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our child is the centre of your universe, therefore when the time comes to entrust the wellbeing of your precious little one into the care of a nursery, safety and security are a primary concern for any parent. Without a doubt there will be worries, but what should you be looking for and what are the questions to ask with regards to safety? Lynn Nolan, Head of Littlewoods Nurseries (Amity Education), addresses some of the fundamental questions we should be asking. 51#&&5"05.)5!)5%5.)51),%5-"),.&35 .,5 '3535"-5(5),(85".5-")/&5 55 &))%#(!5 ),5.)5(-/,5'35-'&&535#-5- 5(5 .".5&&5."5),,.5- .35 ./,-5,5#(5*&> Make sure the nursery meets your expectations of the highest standards of care.

Ask yourself what the first impression is as you walk in. CCTV monitoring is essential, along with risk assessment and safety proofing conducted by the management or an established, licensed company.Talk to the management and ask to see the Policies & Procedures. Good nurseries will make sure that they are available for parents to view and will not mind being asked. ".51)/&53)/5-35,5."5%35- .35 ./,-51"(5"))-#(!55(/,-,3> Again I would say look at the policies; Health & Safety; is the nursery clean and secure and does it have provision for babies to sleep quietly? Is there a registered Pediatric Nurse employed full time? Are all staff trained in CPR & Life Saving techniques? Do the adult-child ratios comply with the regulatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s requirements and best practices? What is the Evacuation Procedure and are fire exits clear and uncluttered? )15(5 55,.#(5.".5'35"#&51#&&55 -/*,0#-5/,#(!5."5)/.)),5*&35.#'> Adult-child ratios should still be in place outdoors. Ideally, not less than three staff should be on duty during play time, with at least one adult directly supervising the climbing equipment. To conclude, make sure, as a parent, you are comfortable with any answers you are given. You are within your rights to have access to the nursery Policies & Procedures and to discuss your concerns. If you have any questions for Connectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experts please email them to editorial@connector-dubai.com.

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A new study shows that preschool children who snore are twice as likely to have other health concerns. If your child snores, you may think this is harmless and even rather cute, but how can you be sure that they are not suffering from an underlying medical condition? Dominique Lummus looks into the issue.

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KIDS' corner Consequently, people whose infected adenoids cause recurrent earaches and fluid build-up, may need an adenoidectomy at the same time as ear tube surgery. Although adenoids can be removed without the tonsils, if someone also experiences tonsil problems, the tonsils may need to be removed at the same time. Obstructive sleep apnoea. Some children that snore, about 2% by some estimates, have Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), a condition that is increasingly recognised as leading to school and behaviour problems in children. If your child’s snoring is interrupted by pauses in breathing, your little one may have OSA, a serious condition in which air cannot get through to the lungs. The pauses in breathing can last for ten seconds or more and they can happen many times throughout the night. This can be dangerous and can break up your toddler’s sleep, causing them to be grumpy, experience extreme fatigue, difficulty concentrating, headaches and growth problems. Most cases of OSA in children are caused by enlarged adenoids or tonsils, but being overweight or having certain facial features (such as a cleft palate or a receding chin) can block the airway and lead to OSA too. How do you know if your child is just a normal snorer or if he has Obstructive Sleep Apnoea? Children who snore and do not have OSAS should be otherwise well, without daytime sleepiness and they should have normal sleep patterns. In contrast, children with OSA usually have disrupted sleep with short pauses, snorts or gasps in their sleep. Children with OSA also may have behavioural problems, a short attention span and problems at school. Ultimately, it usually takes an overnight stay in a sleep lab to determine whether your child truly has this condition. Solutions for snoring. If your toddler or young child is snoring the night away, it is a good idea to have him checked by a paediatrician, especially if the snoring is coupled with breathing problems. 78 | APRIL Connector

According to the US National Sleep Foundation, many children snore on occasion, and about 10% or more snore on most nights. Doctors that specialise in treating children who snore include paediatric otolaryngologists (ENT specialist), pulmonologists and neurologists. If your paediatrician diagnoses your child with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, you will likely need to see one of these doctors. Be sure to find one that has experience taking care of children in particular. Some possible solutions you and your paediatrician may want to consider to your child’s snoring problem include placing a pillow underneath your toddler’s mattress if they are in a crib and not yet using a pillow. If they are already in a bed with a pillow, consider adding another. Elevating the head while they sleep could help relieve congestion and clear breathing passages. If allergies are an issue for your child, be sure to remove all allergy triggers from his room (like down blankets and pets). If allergies are still a problem, your paediatrician may recommend allergy medication. Once the allergies are under control, your toddler’s congestion and nighttime breathing may improve. Ask your doctor to examine your child’s adenoids and tonsils. If they are enlarged and blocking airflow, your doctor may suggest surgically removing the adenoids and/or tonsils. Sleep apnoea can have serious, long-lasting consequences in the growth of a child both mentally and physically. Therefore, it is important to recognise that snoring may not be as benign as it was once thought and may require careful evaluation by a paediatrician or sleep specialist. ǁǁǁ͘ŵLJĚƵďĂŝĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶ͘ĐŽŵ


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KIDS TODAY Busy mum Helga Jensen-Forde answers some of your questions on childcare.

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the mornings again it may help him rise a bit easier. Try to make a couple of changes and see if there is any improvement. If it continues, then perhaps speak to a doctor to ensure nothing physical is causing his tiredness. Finally, it may also be worth ensuring that that there is nothing bothering him at school which might be contributing to his reluctance to get up. 5"055")/-'#5-)5,50,35&/%35.".5 15)5().5"05.)5&(5/*5,)/(5."5")/-5 -5'/"5-5151)/&5%5")'85)10,65 )/,5.(53,5)&5-)(5#-5()15!..#(!50,35 &435(5"-5-.,.5.",)1#(!5."#(!-5)(5"#-5 ,))'5Ĺ&#x201A;)),85 5"05.)&5"#'5"5(().5)5 ."#-5/.5 5'5-.,.#(!5.)51),,35.".5"5#-5)#(!5 ."#-5/-5"5#-5-)5/-5.)5"0#(!55"&*,5 ,)/(5."5")'85".5(5 5)5.)5."5"#'5 -)5.".5"5&,(-5.".5"5"-5.)5*#%5."#(!-5/*5  .,5"#'-& > I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry too much that this is because you have a housemaid. I know children do definitely get spoilt by having help at home, but, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face it, children all over the world, and particularly boys, are notorious for having messy bedrooms! Perhaps you could have a word with your helper and ask that she does not pick things up if they are on the bedroom floor, explaining to her that you are trying to teach him to be tidy around the house. The best way with children of this age, regardless of whether you have help or not, is to start a pocket money system. Give him a nominal amount of pocket money, only after his room is tidy, and ensure that he understands that he only earns it by keeping the place clean. It is difficult for many children this age to keep their rooms tidy, but by getting stricter now it may help you before he hits his teens when it could get more difficult. Ç Ç Ç Í&#x2DC;ĹľÇ&#x2021;Ä&#x161;ĆľÄ?Ä&#x201A;Ĺ?Ä?ŽŜŜÄ&#x17E;Ä?Ć&#x;ŽŜÍ&#x2DC;Ä?Žž


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lanning a drive to Hatta? A weekend in Abu Dhabi? If you are about to embark on a road trip with your children, here are some ideas on what to take with you.

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of two years or more score higher grades in reading and maths than those who were born closer together. The benefits were greatest for the oldest sibling, and in families with only two children, but also applied to children in larger families where the gap between each child was at least two years. The researchers believe that the difference in achievement is a result of the time and resources parents invest in one child before the arrival of a subsequent child. The two-year gap is significant because the early years are the most important in a child’s development - so dividing your time when the child is age one is more harmful than dividing it when the child is already in school. Children with an age gap of less than two years watch more television, and are read to less, than those with a larger age gap are. In addition, the difference in academic scores was most pronounced in families with a lower household income, leading the academics to speculate that those with higher incomes can spend more money on their children to compensate for the reduced amount of time they can spend with each. ǁǁǁ͘ŵLJĚƵďĂŝĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶ͘ĐŽŵ


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Kids’ NEWS Kids’ camp Al Tamimi Stables is running a new children’s camp hosted at the recreational retreat in Sharjah, with a 30-acre farm that is home to over 500 domestic and exotic animals. The camps run from 31st March to 4th April and 7th to 11th April for children up to the age of 12 years and are priced at Dhs 450 for the entire 5-day camp including lunch and refreshments each day. A 3-day camp option is also available for Dhs 370, with a 20% reduced rate for families when more than one child attends. Offering children the chance to get active, have fun and learn a range of fascinating new things, highlights include pony rides, sports games, arts and crafts and helping out with feeding and bathing baby animals. Al Tamimi Stables is open 6 days a week from 9am to 6pm. Entrance is Dhs 35 for adults and Dhs 20 for children. For more information visit www.tamimistables.com or call 06-7431122.

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Mirror maze! Dubai Dolphinarium have announced that they will be opening the UAE’s only mirror maze this month. The maze will be a dizzying labyrinth with a visual size of over 10,000 square feet. Visitors are challenged to find their way through a baffling and disconcerting maze of mirrors, finding themselves disoriented in a bewildering network of endless corridors achieved by a complex arrangement of reflecting glass. Once within the mirrors, they won’t be able to work out which way to go and will have to use their senses of touch and adventure to work out the way. Phase one of an extensive refurbishment of Dubai Dolphinarium means that the mirror maze will be housed in an under-the-sea themed hall, visitors will walk under a giant wave with jumping dolphins to be greeted by an array of aquatic life. Dubai Dolphinarium is open from 10am to 7.30pm Monday to Saturday. For more information visit www.dubaidolphinarium.ae or call 043369773. 86 | APRIL Connector

Little Explorers at Playnation offers two-hour edutainment sessions at special discounted rates while parents ‘wait it out’ in style at the movies. Adults and little ones alike can now enjoy hours of fun and entertainment through a special agreement between Playnation and VOX Cinemas. Combining the love of movies with ensuring the kids are taken care of in a safe and secure environment, parents simply need to present their VOX Cinema movie ticket at Little Explorers in Playnation, Mirdif City Centre, to get a discount of Dhs 90 for a two-hour workshop session at Little Explorers. The offer runs until 30th April 2013 and requires no prior booking at Little Explorers. Visit www.theplaymania.com/little-explorers.

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when fed in high amounts can cause a toxicity called Hypervitaminosis (too much Vitamin A). This is a very painful bone deformity causing the cat to experience difficulty in moving. 35.5,#(--5&)0-5,#(%#(!5'#&%5(5,,&35 ,#(%-51.,85 5"05",5."#-5#-5().5!))5 ),5 .-575#-5."#-5.,/> Because many cats are lactose intolerant, feeding milk to them is not advised as this may cause diarrhoea as a result. Supplying Princess with fresh drinking water in multiple water stations around the house is ideal as water is the most important nutrient of all. Many cats thoroughly enjoy drinking from a running tap or moving water, hence to encourage Princess you may find offering the water in one of the specific cat water fountains (available in most pet shops) could be useful. Visit www.pets-delight or facebook.com/ PetsDelight for more information.

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BEAUTY & bodycare Enjoying the sun with NuDerm Sun Shield SPF 50 by Obagi. It provides complete anti-ageing sun protection with an elegant sheer matte finish. Formulated with Zinc Oxide, this clinically proven physical sunscreen protects against UVA and UVB rays to prevent sunburn, sun spots, and skin ageing. Plus, you will receive an Obagi sun hat with every purchase of Nu-Derm Sun Shield SPF 50 from major pharmacies during April. Offer valid while stocks last.

Beating cellulite with Body Lift Cellulite Control from Clarins. The first Clarins contouring care to take up the dual challenge of reducing existing cellulite and slowing the formation of a new cellulite, reinforcing the skin’s firmness.

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Puckering up with Figs & Rouge. For luscious and stylish lips try Emma Watson’s favourite beauty brand. It’s 100% natural, petroleum and paraben free. The mouthwatering flavours will add zest to your daily life.

Fighting wrinkles with Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream from Clinique. Designed to help repair the visible signs of aging around the entire eye area. 92 | APRIL Connector

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This month’s

special offers Purity Aesthetic Center & Purity Laser Cosmetic Center Purity Aesthetic Center & Purity Laser Cosmetic Center offer elite treatments to their extensive, women-only clientele. Every element of the Purity experience has been handpicked with eminent care, including the rigorous training of the DHA licensed therapists, dedication to a high measure of hygiene, as well as a selection of the top range beauty products. In a luxurious, calming environment with pampering so rejuvenating and relaxing, tension and stress will float away. Enjoy special rates for the opening of the Laser Hair Reduction Center with 30% off on all Laser Hair Reduction Services. Call 04-3485600 for appointments.

Elche Natural Beauty Retreat Try the new Venus facial at Elche during April and enjoy the special price of Dhs 495. Put yourself in the experienced hands of skilled European therapists and enjoy the Hibiscus AHA whip peeling, a relaxing massage and the unique hot and cold Venus mask which helps to push the active ingredients into the deeper layer of the skin. In addition, take any kind of natural facial and body treatment or massage together, and get a 15% discount on both. Call 04-3494942.

Pastels Salon Throughout Th h April, A il when h you b buy a Bi Biolustre l treatment with a blowdry at Pastels Salon, you will receive 30% off the price of the Biolustre treatment; or if you have a cut, colour or highlights at any of the branches you can enjoy the Biolustre treatment for 40% less than the usual price. Biolustre is the world’s first scientifically proven product that actually repairs hair that is damaged from chemical treatments and heat styling and restores it to its virgin state. Call Pastels Jumeirah on 04-3883534/3397, The Ritz-Carlton Dubai Marina branch on 04-3995016/318 6141 or Mercato Mall on 04-3447883.

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel Enjoy a fabulous massage, facial, scrub or body wrap and receive a second complimentary treatment at Akaru Spa. This offer is valid on massages starting at Dhs 395, facials starting at Dhs 375 and scrubs or body wraps starting from Dhs 255, and is valid until 30th April. Call 04-2308565.

Park Hyatt Dubai Especially for the month of April and in line with the new menu launch, the Amara team is delighted to offer a special package, designed to promote healing. The Arabian Getaway package incorporates a 90-minute Botanical Arabic Massage that has been designed by Green Bar, one of Amara spa’s newly introduced brands. The package is usually priced at Dhs 900, but throughout the month of April you can get it for the special price of Dhs 610. Call 04-6021660.

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Special offers The Address Downtown Dubai

Visit The Spa at The Address Downtown Dubai and receive 20% off treatments every Monday. Select from a wide variety of massages including Aromatherapy, Soothing Hot Stone, Thai massage, and Deep Sports massage, among others, or create a package that is tailor-made to your needs. Available every Monday until 31st May from 9am to 4pm. Prices are as per chosen treatment, with an additional Dhs 150 for pool access. Call 04-4368755 or email spa.downtowndubai@theaddress.com.

Grosvenor House Dubai If you are in need of a relaxing and pampering spa treatment to welcome the spring weather in style, look no further than Retreat Spa, Grosvenor House Dubai. The Revival Package is a detoxifying and purifying healing rasul mud treatment with relaxing massage for Dhs 690; Minerals of the Sea by Phytomer combines a 60-minute Phytomer facial and 60-minute body wrap of your choice for Dhs 880; Pure Indulgence by Ann Semonin combines a 60-minute Luxurious Facial with a 30-minute back massage and 30-minute foot reflexology for Dhs 880; and Ultimate Rejuvenation by Vie Collection allows you to book a 90-minute 3D Wrinkle Correcting treatment and receive a complimentary 30-minute back/foot/ scalp massage of your choice. Packages are available until 31st May 2013 and include the use of steam, sauna and Jacuzzi prior or after the treatment. Call 04-3998888 extension 6761/6762/6763.

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Reflection Hair and Beauty Centre Inch loss the easy way! Reflection is offering a 10% discount when you book for a Universal Contour Wrap, the only scientifically proven inch loss treatment that guarantees a minimum of 6” loss in the first treatment - which will stay off for a minimum of 30 days and any of the following treatments: CACI, Phytocéane Sparkling Eye treatment or any one-hour facials. So whether you’re looking to kick-start a slimming plan or target a few stubborn inches you can rely on Universal Contour Wrap to deliver instant results that will keep friends and family wondering how you do it. Call 04-3944595 or visit www.reflectionhairandbeautycentre.com for appointments.

Dalouk Spa Close your eyes and forget the stressful fastpaced life you lead with the 75-minute Matte Body Wrap, that includes thermo-cleansing red clay to stimulate your metabolism. Soothe muscle pain while detoxifying your whole body. This treatment is priced at Dhs 550. Call 06-5067880/883.

Rebecca Treston Aesthetics With summer comes fashions that are flirty, fun and fabulous, ensuring the must have accessory will be a hair-free body. Rebecca Treston Aesthetics’ Cynosure Elite laser hair removal treatment is the ultimate solution and this month this fantastic treatment is more affordable than ever. Purchase a laser treatment for half leg for Dhs 800, under arms for Dhs 300, or bikini line for Dhs 400. In addition, if you despair over your skin because it is marred by age spots, scars, uneven tone or it simply betrays your age, throughout April when you buy four sessions of the revolutionary Ematrix E2 skin rejuvenation treatments, you will receive four sessions of Ematrix skin tightening worth Dhs 4,500 absolutely free. Call 04-3945422 or visit www.euromedclinicdubai.com. ǁǁǁ͘ŵLJĚƵďĂŝĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶ͘ĐŽŵ


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Relax, rejuvenate and revive your senses es al with the new top-to-toe Talise Essential meirah h. available only at Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah. cus The combination of gentle stretches, focus age on pressure points and specialised massage venly techniques, are complemented by a heavenly mini-facial, making this 90-minute, Dhss 650 treatment the ultimate indulgence. The Talise Essential promises to align the body and mind in perfect harmony and includes a complimentary gift from Talise Spa to take home. Call 04-3666810 or email MJtalise@ jumeirah.com.

Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates Shirodhara is a unique massage from Kerala in India, in which a steady stream of medicated oil flows on the forehead in a particular pattern. Enjoy a relaxing 45-minute full body massage, effective for mental relaxation as well as sleep disturbance, headache, hair problems and stress related ailments. A pampering foot reflexology massage is the added value with this package, which is priced at Dhs 750 and available at Softouch Spa. Call 04-4095909.

Rixos The Palm Dubai Rixos The Palm Dubai invites you to experience the famous Sultan Turkish Hammam, for smooth baby skin cleansed and fully hydrated. Guests can enjoy this 40-minute Turkish Hammam available Sunday to Thursday during the month of April, including a sumptuous lunch at the all day dining Turkish restaurant, A La Turca. The Sultan Deal is priced at Dhs 400 for treatment and lunch. Call 04-4575555.

Melia Dubai This spring, experience pure tranquillity at the luxurious YHI Spa Melia Dubai. The “Easter getaway” features the “Sacred Ritual” package at YHI’s Royal Hammam. The treatment begins with a 60-minute Moroccan bath including a vigorous scrub with traditional black soap to deeply purify the skin. This is followed by a mini facial and full 50 minute body massage with a choice of sensual oils or body milk to relax the body and bring the skin to a luminescent glow. Using the exclusive Les Sens de Marakkesh product line, based on ancient Middle Eastern spa rituals, this sublime offer is valid until 20th April at a special price of Dhs 500. For reservations call 04-3767475 or email yhi.spa.dubai@melia.com.

Grand Hyatt Revitalise your body in preparation for the summer season at Grand Hyatt’s Ahasees Spa & Club, with a restorative 60-minute AntiCellulite Wrap and a 30-minute Express Facial at Dhs 625, a 40% discount off the usual price of Dhs 1,050. Call 04-3172333. 98 | APRIL Connector

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1) Avoid direct sunlight Research indicates that about 90% of skin changes that begin in your 30’s and 40’s stem directly from cumulative effects of exposure to the sun’s UV radiation. Prolonged exposure to the sun at any age can increase your risk of skin cancer. To protect your skin from sun damage, avoid exposure to the sun between 10am and 3pm when UV rays are the strongest. In addition, apply a sunscreen with a SPF 30 or above on all exposed skin 20 minutes before going outside, even if it is an overcast day. UV rays can penetrate clouds and harm unprotected skin.

2) Don’t smoke Smoking ages the appearance of your skin and causes premature wrinkles. The chemicals inhaled from cigarette smoke constrict tiny blood vessels in the skin, reducing oxygen and nutrient supply to delicate facial tissues. Blood vessel constriction lasts at least an hour after a cigarette has been smoked.

3) Nourish your skin from the inside Drink eight glasses of water a day. Eat a balanced healthy diet. Take antioxidants and vitamins such as green tea, soy, Vitamins A, B, C and E - all of which are excellent for promoting healthy younger skin.

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on the market today that can defy the signs of ageing, repair and protect your skin. However not all skin care products are created equally. Did you know that a Vitamin C product containing concentrations of less than 5% is ineffective, or that a topical product that contains collagen will not increase the collagen in your skin because its molecules are simply too large to penetrate the skin. To receive the full benefits of today’s technology and breakthrough it is essential to become a smart consumer and reach the best products and the most beneficial ingredients that are available.

5) Do not over exfoliate Exfoliation is one of the best renewal processes for your skin. It helps to shed the top layer of dead skin cells, unclog pores, makes skin more receptive to moisturiser and improves the look and feel of your skin. However, dermatologists caution that the over use of exfoliating products can leave the skin dry, red, irritated and more vulnerable to sun damage. You should not use exfoliating products such as AHA products, microdermabrasion treatments or facial scrubs more than twice a week.

6) Before going to bed use an antioxidant and vitamin enriched moisturiser Research has confirmed that our skin’s ability to absorb active ingredients from skin care products is greatest at night. This makes bed time the best time to nourish your skin with antioxidants and vitamins.

7) Use cosmetics fortified with vitamins and antioxidants Cosmetics formulated with vitamins and antioxidants have been found to have therapeutic benefits for your skin and to aid in the promotion of healthier skin. Connector APRIL | 103


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ntil recently, the concept of beauty sleep had lacked scientific support, so the team from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden recruited 23 healthy adults aged 18 to 31 to look into its veracity. Smokers were excluded from their ‘Beauty Sleep’ project and no alcohol was allowed for the two days prior to the experiment. The participants were photographed after eight hours of sleep, and then again after a period of sleep deprivation, which consisted

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of 31 hours of being awake after a short night’s sleep. The photographs were standardised, meaning the people were the same distance from the camera, wore no make-up and wore the same expression. The pictures were then presented in a random order to 65 untrained observers, who ranked the participants on a scale according to how healthy, attractive or sleep-deprived they looked. The results showed that those who were sleep-deprived were rated as less healthy (typically scoring 63 versus 68 after a full night’s sleep). They were also seen as more tired and less attractive. Writing online in the British Medical Journal, the team concluded, “This suggests that humans are sensitive to sleep-related facial cues, with potential implications for social and clinical judgments and behaviour”. Sleep is the time when your body and your skin in particular, gets to work and repairs the damage it endured during the day. You may be inactive, enjoying a restful night in bed but your body is hard at work rebuilding, replenishing and rejuvenating your skin and hair. It seems that we really do need our beauty sleep. In particular, it is important to get the deep sleep that really allows your body to recharge its batteries. ǁǁǁ͘ŵLJĚƵďĂŝĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶ͘ĐŽŵ





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o doubt we will all end up with wrinkles, any female’s nightmare, but the best we can do is keep them away from our face for longer and prolong the period of a young healthy skin. Stubborn wrinkles and fine lines often seem unstoppable yet there is a lot of ways you can prevent them, treat them and reduce their appearance.

Natural care Drink lots of water. Lettuce, cucumber, watermelon, broccoli, cabbage and spinach are all over 90% water. It’s simple, a hydrated body means hydrated, healthy and glowing skin. Dehydration can be a disaster for your skin as it leaves the skin dry, dull and lifeless.

Eat your way to a refreshed skin The food you consume can definitely benefit the appearance of your skin. “Some beauty-building foods that leaves you skin refreshed include plain yoghurt, fresh salmon, tuna, blueberries and almonds” adds Dermatologist and Aesthetic Medicine Expert, Dr Radmila Lukian.

Products Always exfoliate and add moisture, the combination offers immediate plumping that lasts for several hours. Use a scrub with smooth, spherical beads that polish without causing redness. Choose your moisturiser carefully and for you skin type. Also have a day and a night cream, the ingredients differ as your skin is not exposed to sunlight. Also take care of your skin by having a cleansing routine at least twice a day.

Fillers and injectables If you want to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles yet still keep your natural look, Botox and fillers are an ideal way to achieve just that. Non-surgical Botox and filler treatments soften wrinkles and within only a few treatments, you may see 106 | APRIL Connector

a marked improvement in moderate to severe wrinkles. Finding and selecting the best filler injection or Botox injection specialist must not be taken lightly. It is also important to know whether you are interested in Botox or fillers, their benefits and which one is correct for what you would like to achieve. Make sure your doctor has extensive experience in both fields choosing the correct treatment and products especially for your skin.

Non-surgical facelifts All that it takes for your skin to remain beautiful is timely, measured anti-ageing solutions. When it comes to skin tightening and contouring, some people want the dramatic results of surgery, but improving skin tone, texture and tightness for a younger looking appearance can be done in one easy treatment by radiofrequency. At the Dubai London Clinic they offer age control science that is personalised to suit your skin. Make sure your dermatologist has years of experience in this field and a vast knowledge on what treatments works best with various skin types. The newest extension, the Aesthetic and AntiAgeing Centre by Dubai London Clinic (Al Wasl Road) acknowledges that looking and feeling younger is both internal and external. Their age prevention treatments aim to accomplish that, offering a wide range of anti-ageing treatments. The team specialises in hormone balancing and customised anti-ageing and cleansing programmes, and the Aesthetic Specialist will suggest a few final touches on the aesthetic side. For more information call Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital, on 800-DLC; 800-352 or visit www.dubailondonclinic.com. ǁǁǁ͘ŵLJĚƵďĂŝĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶ͘ĐŽŵ


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How to look your best in photos If you’ve ever watched an episode of ‘America’s Next Top Model’, you know that it takes a lot more than just saying ‘cheese’ to look good in a photograph.

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f so many wanna-be models cannot get it right, how are we - regular folk - ever supposed to look good in our snapshots? Well, thankfully there is a lot of advice out there that will help us all feel less doomed the next time a camera is pointed in our direction. Noted beauty and celebrity photographers all seem to agree that looking good in photographs does not just involve angles and lighting. The thought that the subject is holding in their mind has a big impact on the outcome and shows in their eyes. If your internal dialogue involves panic and discomfort - unfortunately, this is very likely to show. Once you have made a note not to panic the next time a camera is pointed at you, the issue to concentrate on is posture. Stand up straight and tall and point one of your hips towards the camera so that you’re not square on. Good posture can take off five kilos. Never stand with your hands at your sides. Place them on your hips or even clasp them behind you anything except letting them hang loosely by your sides.

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Smile and mean it is the next key to a great photograph. Practice in the mirror if you need to and take a few ‘self portrait’ pictures of yourself to see whether you prefer to see yourself grinning widely or smile with no teeth showing. Many people opt for a default giant smile - but that may not always be their best option. When it comes to looking your best in photographs, cosmetics are your friends! However, do not make the mistake of over emphasising your features. Do not overdraw your lips and do not contour your eyes too heavily. In a picture, everything is more evident, so use self-control! The kind of light you will be posing in makes a difference too. Natural sunlight is the most ruthless and will show every flaw. If you are outdoors, keep your makeup natural. On the other hand, fluorescent bulbs wash out colour and blur definition. Therefore, if you are having pictures taken indoors, add some colour and define your features with blusher, eyeliner and lip liner. ǁǁǁ͘ŵLJĚƵďĂŝĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶ͘ĐŽŵ


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The Brazilian Blowout

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If there was ever a candidate for the B Brazilian razilian Blowout, it would have to be me! Dry, frizzy and unmanageable without a professional blow dry, my hair, which is probably 70% grey without colour was a nightmare to tame. Enter The Brazilian Blowout, a completely safe treatment that is 100% formaldehyde free. This is not just your usual straightening treatment, but one that smoothes and eliminates frizz by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft and cuticle.

What’s it for? Smoothing out kinks, removing fly-aways and frizz, the Brazilian Blowout makes blow-drying easier and improves manageability and shine by 100%.

What’s involved? The two-hour process is simple with no unpleasant chemical smells. My hair was washed and the solution was pasted on from root to tip. It was then blow-dried straight and flat irons were used to seal in the essential amino acids. Once dry, the solution was then rinsed out, and the Brazilian Blowout Masque was applied to further seal in the formula. After a final rinse and another blow-dry, the process was complete.

What are the results? The Brazilian Blowout is a non-permanent treatment, lasting from 10 to 12 weeks, and your re-growth blends in naturally. I left the salon with incredibly soft, shiny, and manageable hair that has retained its volume and bounce. Everyday has been a great hair day ever since!

How much? The Brazilian Blowout is priced at Dhs 950 (original price Dhs 1,300) with a free shampoo and conditioner during April. Reflections Beauty Salon is located on Al Wasl Road. Call 04-3944595 to make your appointment. -L.P. 110 | APRIL Connector

Colour Experience at SpaDunya Altearah Wellbeing Facial

Colour plays a significant role in our lives lives, and it is p believed that colour therapy can harmonise the mind, body and spirit. SpaDunya’s Altearah Bio range, based on a concept associating colours and perfumes, offers a variety of colour therapies, such as facials and massages, whereby acupressure points and massage are incorporated in treatments using essential oils.

What’s it for? Altearah treatments create harmonic vibrations and lead to optimum efficiency of the five senses. The anti-ageing Wellbeing Facial works on reflex points of the face to firm the skin and provide a youthful glow.

What’s involved? Following a skin consultation you are requested to instinctively select four colours that catch your attention from the Altearah Bio range of 14 organic perfumes and oils. Your colour selection determines your current state of wellbeing and the aromatic composition that will appeal to you for that particular day. Sure enough, my colour choice proved to be spot on, representing my need for some instant peace and serenity. I was given the corresponding fragrances to deeply inhale before my personalised facial which incorporated gentle massage with essential oils on reflex points on my face to improve blood circulation.

What are the results? Not only did my skin look significantly firmer with a youthful glow, but I had a very strong sense of total wellbeing and felt relaxed, energised and uplifted - a feeling which lasted throughout the day.

How much? The Altearah Wellbeing Facial is priced at Dhs 395 for 60 minutes and Dhs 584 for 90 minutes. SpaDunya is offering Connector Loyalty Card holders a 20% discount on all treatments. SpaDunya Club is located at Shams 1, JBR. For more information call 04-4393669 or visit www.spadunyaclub.com. -L.D. ǁǁǁ͘ŵLJĚƵďĂŝĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶ͘ĐŽŵ


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Eyelash Extensions at Great Lengths

Laser L ase Hair Removal at Kaya K ay Skin Clinic Dubai’s year round sun shine means that we spend more time in little swim suits, shorts and dresses. It also means we spend more time and effort removing unwanted hair! Kaya Skin Clinic offers the perfect solution with Painless Laser Hair Reduction.

I’m all for time saving beauty tricks so I don’t know why I’ve been behind when it comes to eyelash extensions. Already well known as the hair extension experts in Dubai, Great Lengths can now extend your eyelashes to perfect proportions as well, with Lash Queen Eyelash Extensions.

To permanently remove unwanted hair on the legs, face, back or anywhere else on the body.

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What’s involved?

Every woman wants long, luxurious lashes; we snap up products that promise to add volume, curl, and even grow amazing lashes, but how many of them can you say actually made a difference? Eyelash extensions are basically just that - they are a synthetic material attached with a special adhesive manufactured to suit the sensitive area around the eye, giving you luscious lashes.

The Kaya Painless Laser is a next generation laser hair reduction system equipped with INMOTION hair removal technology and in-built cooling. The laser emits in two parts - Long Pulse and Short Pulse. The Long Pulse heats up the follicle without causing thermal damage. The Short Pulse bombards the follicle with just enough heat to damage it, preventing re-growth. As the therapist kept the machine moving over the area my skin didn’t get too hot and I did feel less pain than usual.

What’s involved? Mary, the professional eyelash technician who’s quite famous in Dubai for her skill, told me that eyelashes are around 7-9mm long, so she chose a natural curly lash from 8-11mm to add onto my own. A damp pad was put over my bottom lashes, I closed my eyes and very gently the lashes where glued on. The process took about 40 minutes and you can basically just go to sleep!

What are the results? Wow - I’m delighted! My eyes look brighter and more defined, and I don’t need to wear mascara all the time. I’m definitely addicted!

How much? The natural look is priced at Dhs 595 and the dramatic look is Dhs 795. Refills are priced at Dhs 295, if done within two to three weeks. Great Lengths is located on Al Wasl Road. Call 04-3952014 for appointments. -L.C 112 | APRIL Connector

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What are the results? Results depend on factors such as hair colour/ pigment, skin colour/ type, coarseness of hair and hair growth cycle. Generally, you would require an average of 7 to 10 sessions which can lead to an 80% reduction in hair re-growth. After one session I saw a reduction in the amount of re-growth and the hair was finer.

How much? The consultation is free, single sessions are Dhs 600, and a package of seven sessions is Dhs 3,600. Call the Sultan Business Centre branch on 04-3369081, Town Centre Mall on 04-3499558, Marina Walk on 04-4508438 or Mirdiff City Center on 04-2839200 for appointments or visit www.kayaskinclinic.me. -L.C ǁǁǁ͘ŵLJĚƵďĂŝĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶ͘ĐŽŵ


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LipoCryo at Biolite Aesthetic Clinic

We complain, despair and spend hours obsessing over it... yes I’m talking fat - the kind that no amount of die diet and exercise will shift. To the rescue comes the revolutionary new treatment LipoCryo - a pain free, non-invasive way of tackling stubborn areas of fat.

What’s it for? Lipocryo can be used on multiple body areas including stomach, back, buttocks and arms, so anyone with unwanted fat deposits on any area of his or her body is an ideal candidate for treatment.

What’s involved? During the 30 minute treatment, Lipocryo uses a combination of vacuum action and selective cryotechnology (targeted cooling) to crystallise the adipocytes (fat cells) responsible for unwanted inches. The adipocytes eliminated will gradually release their fat content, and will be expelled by the body’s natural metabolism. For best results, I followed the treatment with Biolite’s Body Blitz programme.The treatment includes; G5 which helps with drainage, radio frequency which helps to melt fat and tighten skin, and Transion Plus which uses isotonic muscle contraction to improve muscle tone.

What are the results? Depending on the thickness of the fat tissue and the desired reduction, 1-4 sessions are needed, with 45 days between each session. 10 days after my LipoCryo treatment I had lost 4.5cm and the inch-loss process continues for over a month posttreatment, with final results visible after six weeks. After combining both sessions, I felt lighter, looked slimmer and felt more toned. Fantastic!

How much? LipoCryo is priced at Dhs 1,500 for one area until the end of April which is a 50% discount. LipoCryo clients receive a 50% discount on Body Blitz so it’s Dhs 350 per session. Call 050-2920086 or visit www.biolitedubai.com for appointments. -L.C ǁǁǁ͘ŵLJĚƵďĂŝĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶ͘ĐŽŵ

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appy, sad or in-between - the foods we consume, points out Dr Sabah N Jarallah, General Practitioner at a leading hospital in Dubai, have a strong relationship to our general health and the nervous system in particular. “As the brain relies on nutrients to function properly, if your diet does not provide essential nutrients, mood swings will become inevitable,” he says. In fact, an effective mood boosting diet, tells Vijay Ramburuth, Nutritionist at Bespoke Wellness in Dubai can increase a sense of emotional wellbeing and prevent or reduce negative feelings, such as irritation, sadness and anxiety. “While dietary changes are not considered cures for emotional disorders or distress, they may support other lifestyle changes, such as improved sleep habits, exercise, psychotherapy and/or medications,” he says. According to Dr Jarallah, foods rich in tryptophan - an essential amino acid found in poultry, seafood, dairy products, nuts, seeds and legumes - are considered mood enhancers because they help your body to produce serotonin, a chemical that helps your body to regulate your sleep cycle and mood. “Vitamins and minerals are important for our mood balance as deficiencies in them have been attributed to many health problems including mood instability,” he says. Vitamin B is considered of special importance for the nervous system and its deficiency can cause mood swings and depression. “Vitamin D is also connected to the level of serotonin which can directly affect mood. A deficiency can also cause seasonal affective disorders, as exposure to the sun is invaluable to process vitamin D,” he says.

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10 mood boosting foods Salt - A study from the University of Iowa showed that sodium is a natural mood enhancer. Rats who did not receive enough sodium in their diet were assessed for depression, as shown by a refusal to engage in activities that they normally enjoy. And while sodium is unhealthy in high amounts, having an adequate amount in your diet can help prevent depression and maintain a healthy mood. Oatmeal - Oatmeal is a mood booster as this particular cereal contains high amounts of soluble fibre, which has been proven to lower blood sugar levels, and has the effect of reducing increased irritability and hunger. It essentially provides the energy needed to get through the day without feeling tired or lethargic. Salmon and tuna - Both tuna and salmon are abundant in omega-3 fatty acids which are utilised by the brain to produce neurotransmitters to help stave off the effects of depression and to repair brain cells that are needed for mood elevation. Eating a diet rich in oily fish will keep your mood elevated. Connector APRIL | 117


HEALTHY living "))&.575Nearly everyone feels good straight after a bite of chocolate, and according to Ramburuth; this food is renowned for combating depression and making you feel better. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chocolate is a food that acts as a mood enhancer because of the phenyl ethylamine it contains which stimulates the brain to produce serotonin. This is a naturally occurring chemical that acts as an antidepressant in the brain,â&#x20AC;? he says. However, natural dark chocolate should be the preferred choice because of its low amounts of sugar. ")&5!,#(5,575Surprisingly, whole grain bread can boost your mood as it contains many essential amino acids which are the building blocks and messengers for your brain. Without the correct or sufficient ratio of amino acids in your diet, Ramburuth says that the body cannot produce the neurotransmitters which are responsible for mood stability. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whole grain bread contains a wide variety of the amino acids that are needed to keep your mood elevated and upbeat.â&#x20AC;? )/&.,357 Poultry is another great food to help elevate your mood. Ramburuth explains that these foods have high levels of tyrosine, which is an amino acid that helps elevate levels of two essential neurotransmitters, norepinephrine and dopamine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These chemicals are involved in reaction time, motivation and possibly depressionâ&#x20AC;?. In fact, tyrosine can help enhance your levels of energy and help your body cope with the effects of stress too. 118 | APRIL Connector

((-57 Besides being known as a quick snack to alleviate hunger pangs, bananas are an ideal food to add to your diet if you want to elevate your mood, says Ramburuth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many mood problems can be linked to stress and a diet that is missing essential ingredients.â&#x20AC;? A deficiency in magnesium and potassium can have a negative effect on your mood so regularly eating a banana can prevent a deficiency and keep you feeling positive. "&&Ĺ&#x20AC;-"5(5- ))575 Seafood and shellfish are mood enhancers for a number of reasons and one of the most important, says Ramburuth, is the mineral selenium. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Selenium is responsible for the positiveness that you feel and can help reduce anxiety and provide more energy. As stress can increase harmful hormone levels in your body; selenium helps counteract these.â&#x20AC;? #&%57 â&#x20AC;&#x153;A simple glass of milk is a great pick-me-upâ&#x20AC;?, says Ramburuth, simply because of the calcium and tryptophan that it adds to your diet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Calcium can help reduce your levels of stress and anxiety, and tryptophan helps your body produce serotonin which will elevate your mood.â&#x20AC;? *#("57 Besides helping build muscles, researchers have discovered that spinach has high levels of folic acid and magnesium. Both these nutrients are directly linked to positive mood, explains Ramburuth. In fact, a deficiency of either of these nutrients can cause depression and anxiety, as well as other harmful effects from stress. Ç Ç Ç Í&#x2DC;ĹľÇ&#x2021;Ä&#x161;ĆľÄ?Ä&#x201A;Ĺ?Ä?ŽŜŜÄ&#x17E;Ä?Ć&#x;ŽŜÍ&#x2DC;Ä?Žž Ĺľ Ä&#x161; Ä?Ä&#x201A;Ĺ?Ä? Ä&#x201A;Ĺ?Ä?ŽŜŜ ŽŜŜ ĹśÄ&#x17E;Ä?Ć&#x;Ĺ˝ Ä&#x17E;Ä?Ć&#x; Ä&#x17E;Ä? Ć&#x;ŽŜ Ä?Žž Ä?Ĺ˝ Žž


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want. It will help you gain muscle, but you will not see significant fat loss until you cut back on calories. Instead of exercising and sitting down to a double sized serving, enjoy a portioncontrolled meal. Vegetables/salad should take up half the plate, rice or pasta should be the size of your fist, and protein the size of your palm (without fingers). “I gave in to a chocolate fix.” Lapse does not mean collapse. You do not have to give up chocolate totally when you are trying to lose weight. If you try to deprive yourself, you can end up eating more by trying to ‘eat around’ what you really want. Instead of king size, think fun size. It usually takes just a bite or two to satisfy. Eat slowly with small bites. If you do end up eating more chocolate than you had planned for, do not despair. The worst thing you can do is use it as an excuse to write the day off. Instead, make sure your next meal is healthy and fit in a little extra activity.

“I haven’t lost weight in two weeks - I may as well give up.” Almost everybody

who is losing weight experiences plateaus from time to time. Instead of feeling disheartened, reflect on the weight you have already lost and praise yourself for not gaining. Remember a healthy rate of weight loss is up to 2lb a week. “It’s all or nothing!” Do you find you start out on your weight-loss mission with 110% effort? You run every day, eat only brown rice salads... but as the days fly by, you realise your motivation dropped off somewhere along the way. Instead of having one large, ultimate goal in mind, break it down into a series of small, achievable goals. Remember, you have to learn how to crawl before you can learn to walk. For more information visit www.goodhabitsuae.com. ǁǁǁ͘ŵLJĚƵďĂŝĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶ͘ĐŽŵ


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Computer Vision Syndrome Computer Vision Syndrome is a very common clinical condition characterised by one or more symptoms such as tiredness, sensation of grit or a foreign body in the eye, eye redness, eye pain, cloudy vision and headache.

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HELPS Organic Easy Digestion Tea HELPS is a range of new generation herbal teas that are 100% natural. Combining tradition with the most advanced technology, HELPS uses known medicinal benefits of natural ingredients that are specially formulated for different effects. This month I tried out the Organic Easy Digestion tea.

What’s it for? HELPS Organic Easy Digestion is an ideal way to promote a healthy digestive system. As a digestive aid it has calming and relaxing effects and can soothe irritation. The active herbal ingredients include Green Anise, Camomile and Peppermint, which have many known medicinal qualities. Green Anise has been shown to be beneficial for dyspeptic disorders such as gastrointestinal spasms and flatulence. Camomile is also used to treat digestive disorders such as mild spasms, inflammation, bloating, flatulence and nausea. It also has antiulcer, bactericidal and fungicidal actions. Peppermint also has similar benefits for dyspepsia, flatulence and gastritis. In short, this tea is recommended for anyone looking for a gentle way to feel a bit more comfortable after eating.

What’s involved? The recommended dose is two or three cups of tea a day, taken after meals.

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jaw large enough to accommodate four more teeth in the back of the mouth. In only a small percentage of people do wisdom teeth actually grow straight into the normal position and can be kept clean and healthy. Many teeth grow sideways and emerge only in part, thus remaining in part trapped under the gum tissue. As it is impossible to clean such teeth, infection and inflammation can develop, and this may even damage adjacent teeth. Some dentists believe that wisdom teeth should not be removed until they bother you. However, most dentists believe it is better to remove wisdom teeth when a person is young and healthy, since there is more than 80% chance that the wisdom teeth are likely to cause trouble eventually. Those who advocate early removal of the wisdom teeth note that as patients get older the surgery becomes more difficult, the complications more numerous and the recovery more prolonged. However, all agree that wisdom teeth that cause some of the symptoms described above should be removed. The most common complications of leaving malpositioned or impacted wisdom teeth in place include crowding, infection of the surrounding gum tissue, fluid filled cysts and decay or dental caries. The removal of wisdom teeth is carried out in the Oral Surgeon’s office, under local anesthesia and is a quick, one-day surgery with minimal post operation effects.

I’ve taken to drinking it after every meal, and have noticed a difference in the way I feel - less heavy, bloated and lethargic after meals, and feel lighter and more energetic. Plus it tastes lovely, I can highly recommend it.

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ARIES 20 Mar - 19 Apr The, Sun, Venus, Mars and Uranus are all in Aries and making a challenging aspect to Pluto, the planet of rebirth, so you may expect some life changing activity to put you on new footings with your daily life. Mars and Venus highlight romantic moments of a high order and with the new Moon on the 10th you can look forward to those changes.

LIBRA 23 Sep - 22 Oct Dealing with partners, either business or personal, may challenge you and push you for a change of environment or even home. If parental ties are involved you may need to apply some hard work if they lack the effort to make any necessary changes themselves. To resolve problems enjoy the success a philosophical or religious outlook could bring.

TAURUS 20 Apr - 20 May You might find other people becoming suspicious of your behaviour if there is rather a lot going on in the background of your life which you are keeping to yourself. The full Moon on the 25th in Taurus could be the day when emotions run high and you may realise you need to take someone more seriously and include them in your plans.

SCORPIO 23 Oct - 21 Nov Your health will suffer, which may leave you feeling temperamental and moody if you don’t balance a very heavy workload with an appropriate amount of playtime. Mid-month attention to some youngsters with a persistent need for attention could bring not only mental pleasure, but rebalance life’s perspective in a busy, latter part of April.

GEMINI 21 May - 20 Jun Four planets heavily stimulate an area of your horoscope representing group activities which are likely to involve you in a heavy way. You may feel buoyant with Jupiter in Gemini, but be cautious around legal matters and other peoples’ money in order to avoid an unwanted shock. You should know after the 21st where any dealings may be taking you.

SAGITTARIUS 22 Nov - 21 Dec Put aside some time for enjoyable social amusements and pleasures, where you can also develop impulsive creative urges. Whilst the expense might be phenomenal; days spent with children or youngsters would unleash a tremendous opportunity for their development and bring you a powerful sense of self-rejuvenation.

CANCER 21 Jun - 22 Jul Numerous planets in the uppermost part of your horoscope make a challenging aspect to Pluto the planet of transformation and regeneration, so expect some major alterations to your life. Partners will learn what they find most appealing about you and between the two of you should resolve any frustrations in your love life.

CAPRICORN 22 Dec - 19 Jan April starts with four planets in the domestic area of your chart. If you have any issues about changes you might be making an opportunity after the 13th should arise, when you can reconsider any plans you have already activated and make any necessary amendments. By the end of the month you will be back in full control.

LEO 23 Jul - 22 Aug With jolly, benefic Jupiter moving through your chart in an area governing wish fulfillment you should be finding some dreams coming true. Four planets highlight international and overseas matters; so long distant journeys are indicated and somehow connected to employment changes which should be good for your health.

AQUARIUS 20 Jan - 17 Feb You should excel this month in brainwork either learning or developing your knowledge in communications of all sorts, speeches, writing, or electronics. Make sure you pay any bills upfront of the 21st. Then you can’t blame loss of memory later when you have other things on your busy mind when you are out and about on numerous short journeys.

VIRGO 23 Aug - 22 Sep If you have to make financial payments to someone it would be wise to do so in the earlier part of the month. Do some research before committing yourself to any legal or insurance documentation, because you should not believe everything someone tells you - double check the details to avoid a costly mistake and to benefit handsomely. 128 | APRIL Connector

PISCES 18 Feb - 19 Mar The 21st is not a good day to try to put the world to rights. If you need to tell someone how it really is, do it in the first few days of April before your pride gets the better of you and your inclination may be to remain silent. You will be in control, be taken seriously and probably have the last laugh, which would be hugely satisfying. ǁǁǁ͘ŵLJĚƵďĂŝĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶ͘ĐŽŵ


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CULTURAL/SOCIAL/CHARITY/ENVIRONMENTAL SUPPORT GROUPS CULTURAL & SOCIAL GROUPS Abu Dhabi Falcons Ice Hockey Club ............02 445 6732 website: www.abufalcons.com

Dubai Manx Society .............................................394 3185 Email: manxman@emirates.net.ae, www.dubaimanxsociety.com, David Sims......050 453 4956

Abu Dhabi Netball League...........................050 445 3068 www.abudhabinetball.com, contact@abudhabinetball.com

Dubai Natural History Group.............................394 8871 Meets every 1st Sunday of the month. Ctc:Valerie Chalmers

American Business Council (ABC).....................379 1414 admin@abcdubai.com, www.abcdubai.com

Dubai Quilters’ Guild http://dubaiquiltersguild.wordpress.com Dubai Roadsters ...................................................339 4453 Every Sunday/Tuesday-7pm. 1-2 hrs cycling. Email: info@wbs.ae

American Business Group .............................02 671 1141 Abu Dhabi - Contact: Renee Nearpass, Exec. Director Email: abgroup@emirates.net.ae, www.abg-ad.com American Women’s Association...................050 725 7652 Email: awa_of_dubai@yahoo.com, www.awadubai.org

Dubai Roadsters Long Cycle...............................339 4453 Every Friday, 6:30am (Oct-Apr) 6:00am (May-Sept)

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Dubai Rowing & Sculling Club Email: rowingindubai@gmail.com, website: www.dubairowingandscullingclub.com

Art of Living Foundation...... ..............................228 3562 Sri Krishna .....................................................050 455 6783 www.artofliving.org

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3B (Better Bone Belt) National Alliance of Osteoporosis ...................................................................................282 6411 Adoption..................................................................365 8498 Dr. Raymond H. Hamden. Fellow ACFEI, Diplomate: ABPS, ABECI. Human Relations Institute Adoption-Synergy International Adoption Service..348 5452 Alcoholics Anonymous, Dubai........................050 687 0648 Ladies only - 050 1518132; www.aaarabia.org All 4 Down’s Syndrome, Dubai......................050 880 9228 Allergy Support Group at Synergy Integrated Medical Centre Call for monthly meetings........................................348 5452 Anxiety & Depression Support Group..................365 8498 Autism Friends Support Group, CEIMC.............423 3667 Breast Awareness Hotline.......................................345 4000 Dr. Walid Achi, Belhoul European Hosp...........050 632 4275 Breast Cancer Support Group...............................309 6553 Based at the American Hospital Dubai on the 1st Monday of each month at 7.30pm. Breastfeeding Q&A......email: breastfeedingqa@yahoo.com Cancer Support Group...........................................348 5452 Synergy Integrated Medical Centre, call for meetings. Crisis Prevention Program.............................050 943 31111 (at the Indian Consulate, Dubai) Saturday, 10am-2pm. Divorce Support Groups.........................................335 1200

Dubai Physiotherapy Clinic.......................................349 6333 Email: dxbphys@emirates.net.ae Dyslexia Support Group & Learning Support Services UAE Photo...................................email: hbos@emirates.net.ae For assessments & consultations, call: Anita Singhal 050 652 4325 e-mail: asinghal99@yahoo.com; cdpalmer@emirates.net.ae www.uae-photo.com. Meeting every last Sunday of the month. Genesis International Ventures............335 5578, 050 485 3160 United Christian Church of Dubai....................884 6623 Educational &training centre for people dealing w/ special needs. Evangelical Church Services. Members from more than Grief Support Group...............................................380 9298 50 nationalities. Website: www.uccdubai.com Raymee Grief Center at the LightHouse Arabia Women’s Guild Dubai/Sharjah Call or email ckirk@lighthousearabia.com to attend. Jane Henderson. 04-3945 331, Gil Salway ..........394 3185 Manzil..................................................06 534 7663, 050 354 2994 Word of Life Church, Sharjah....................050 457 3836 Educational & adaptive living skills program for students 050-735 8117. English Service, Fridays -10:30am. with special needs. www.samaritans.org operated by Samaritans in UK Mother to Mother Toddler Gp ctc: Ilse...................050 452 7674 email: jo@samaritans.org Mums and Tots Community Group..................050 775 4579 Mothers’ Network of Asthmatic Children..................282 6411 CHARITY GROUP Dubai Foundation for Women & Children.......6060 300 Overeaters Anonymous..........................................050 249 4650 email: oaindubai@hotmail.com Foresight (Fax: 364 3705)...................................364 3703 Psychology for Everyday Living: Not For Women Only Gulf for Good.......................................................368 0222 Human Relations Institute.........................................365 8498 website: www.gulf4good.org. Special Families Support, call Gulshan.......360 5654, 050 454 1940 Injaz-UAE.............................................................429 8763 Fun activities for the children with special needs & families. E-mail: info@injaz-uae.org; Website: www.injaz-uae.org website: www.sfs-group.net International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Still Birth and Neonatal Death Society (S.A.N.D.S) Mr. Ahmad Al Jabi, email: ifaw.uae@gmail.com, Please see website for further details www.dubai-sands.org website: www.ifaw.org Stop Smoking Program, Dr. Taher Khalil...............268 7655 PoshPaws Animal Sanctuary.......................050 273 0973 Stress Workshop......................................................365 8498 Dr. Raymond H. Hamden. Clinical & Forensic Psychologist. www.poshpawsdubai.com/AnimalSanctuary.aspx SOS Children’s Villages Arab Fund...........050 559 8591 Survivors of Childhood Sex Abuse Support Group The British Community Assistance Fund (BCAF).......... clarebugden@gmail.com Monthly meetings for ladies only. ................................................................................337 1413 The Al-Anon Family Groups...........................050 697 4393 UNICEF.............................................360 0778 / 368 0707 TwinsPlus, a support group for parents of twins, triplets or more. Please contact Suman at 050 658 1338 or info@twinsplusme.com E-mail: dubai@unicef.org; Website: www.unicef.org Wafi Shopping Mall Mum & Toddler Gp......050 656 5837 ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS Every Sun, Mon, & Wed from 9.30am-11.30am. Emirates Environmental Group........................331 8100 Workshops in Psychology.......................................365 8498 P.O. Box 7013, Dubai...................................(fax) 332 8500 Human Relations Institute The Emirates Children’s Symphony Orchestra Conductor - Mr. Riad Kudsi..........................050 633 5270 Email: csokudsi@emirates.net.ae

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Kings’ Revival Church Intl Ministries.........050 454 5902 /050 893 6431, Holy Trinity Church Compound, Al Karama www.miraclesforyou.org, www.yourmiraclelife.com


SERVICE DIRECTORY 24-HOURS WALK - IN CLINIC Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 136 ACUPUNCTURE Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic........... ..............................................................................349 6333 Steven Josephs, Acupuncturist (CANADA) Emirates European Medical Centre Specialist - Huafei Li, Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner....348 1166 / 050 681 5979 Synergy Integrated Medical Centre.................348 5452 Martine Nates Top Medical Center............................................394 5596 Dr. Yongjie Lu - Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Top Medical Center (Branch), Grosvenor House...............317 6569/ 395 8159/ 395 8584 Dr. Charlotte Zoeller, Acupuncturist ADOPTION Human Relations Institute................................365 8498 AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeirah Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com.......................................349 8800 Cocoona Aesthetic Transformation Centre.....394 1090 Cooper Dermatology Clinic.....................….….346 6671 Sidra Zia, U.S. Laser Technician Dr. Ashok Govila.........................................050 617 2630 Consultant Plastic Surgeon, FRCS (UK), MS, MCh (Plastic Surgery), Lifeline Medical Center JBR / Dubai Marina - 04 399 1119 ALLERGY AND ASTHMA Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeirah Plaza, Dubai. Dr. Michael Meurer, Consultant Dermatologist www.skin-and-laser.com.......................................349 8800 Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.....................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..............06 561 9999 Dr. Mohammed Harriss MBBS, MD, DTCD,DNB,MRCP (UK) Dr. Wedad Nabih Ahmed MD, MRCP (London) AMBULANCE SERVICES American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6333 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 136 Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Dubai.376 8400 ANAESTHESIA Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..............06 561 9999 American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6553 Dr. Nayzak Raoof, Anaesthetist Dr. James Bucknall, Anaesthetist Dr. Robin MacGillivray, Anaesthetist 6 CONNECTOR

Dr. Tibor Serdult, Anaesthetist Dr. Bassam Al Asad, Anaesthetist Dr. Jochen Bongardt, Anaesthetist Dr. Imad Swaiss, Anaesthetist Dr. Ali Ibrahim, Anaesthetist Medcare Hospital, Dubai............................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Nalla Sivam Natarajan-Specialist Anaesthetist Dr. Salma Nadir Al Mnini- Specialist Anaesthetist Dr. Kiran Shende Specialist Anaesthetist ANDROLOGY Deals with male health, particularly relating to the male reproductive system & urological problems. Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr. Abbara.....................268 5333 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah…............06 561 9999 Dr. M. Istrabadi MD, FRCS, American Board of Urology Neuro Spinal Hospital…………..315 7877 / 315 7876 Dr. Ramiz Atassi ANTE-NATAL CLASSES & CLINICS See Pre Natal, Ante-Natal Education & Community Liaison. Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah........06 561 9999 Dr. Mrs. Nafissa El Serafi FRCOG (UK) Dr. Mrs. Ameera Zoheer MS (Alex.) Dr. Mrs. Shama Nawaz MRCOG (UK), MRCP (Ire.) Dr. Mrs. Urmil Verma MBBS, FPATC, DRCOG, MRCOG, FRCOG (UK) Dr. Rabab Medhi Hilmy MBBCh, CABGO Dr. Tahrir A. Ali, MBChB, Diploma in Gynae & Obs., Arab Board in Gynae. & Obs., MRCOG MBChB, DGO, MRCOG, FRCOG American Hospital Dubai.......................050 558 5901 Frooz Afshar, Midwife Exhale Fitness Studios - JBR.........................424 3777 Medcare Hospital Dubai.......................407 9102 / 255 Dr. Paramjit Luthra- Consultant Obstetrician & Gynecologist Dr. Azza Gouda Ibrahim- Consultant Obstetrician & Gynecologist Dr. Wafa B. Sulaiman - Consultant Obstetrician & Gynecologist Dr. Shiva H. Krishnan - Consultant Obstetrician & Gynecologist ANTI - AGEING CLINICS (TREATMENTS) Aesthetica Clinic........269 8005 / 429 8533 / 342 8383 Complimentary consultation Specialist in minimally invasive rejuvenation procedures. Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeirah Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com...................................349 8800 American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6958 Dr. Syed Shah, Specialist Dermatologist Dr. Roula Amer, Specialist Dermatologist


ANTI - CELLULITE TREATMENTS Talise Spa Madinat Jumeirah……...………366 6818 ART & CRAFT CLASSES, CENTRES & CREATIVE WORKSHOPS Lotus Educational Institute FZ-LLC..........391 1718 Sharjah Ladies Club Art Centre.............06 506 7733 ARTHRITIS & RHEUMATOLOGY Dr. Humeira Badsha Medical Center……..385 6009 Dr. Humeira Badsha - Specialist Internal Medicine Rheumatology, American Board Certified ASSESSMENT CENTER Human Relations Institute............................365 8498

AUTISM / A.D.D / A.D.H.D Human Relations Institute............................365 8498 Kids in Motion Pediatric Therapy Services...422 9147 ABA, Behavior Modification, Floor Time, Play Therapy, Functional Behavior Assessment, www.kimpts.com AVIATION MEDICINE Synergy Integrated Medical Centre.............348 5452 Dr. Roger Akel Dr. AdhamAlameddin Dr. Rachel Hayek BACK CARE SPECIALISTS Al Zahra Private Medical Centre................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Dr. Kerim A. Attara FRCS (Eng.), FRCS (Edin.) Dr. Deepak Bhatia FRCS (Edin.), FRCS (Glas.) Dr. Shoaib Farooq Mughal MBBS, MRCSEd (UK), FRCS (Ire) Dr. Mujeeb Shaik MBBS, MS (Ortho) FRCS (Ed.) FRCS (Trauma & Ortho) UK Dr. Mohamed Fouad Abdulatif MD (Ortho & Trauma), MS (Ortho & Trauma) American Hospital Dubai.............................377 6893 Dr. K. Shunnar Consultant Neurosurgeon Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic...... .........................................................................349 6333 Neuro Spinal Hospital.................315 7711 / 315 7758 Dr. Abdul Karim Msaddi Dr. Sebouh Kassis

BALLOONS Crash-in-Castles LLC.............................050 652 4769 Party Zone.......................................................344 8464 BARBER SHOP Amaya Men’s Salon Lamcy Plaza..................335 3282 BEAUTY PRODUCTS Bio Sculpture® Gel - leading nail care..........341 4820 info@bio-sculpture.ae, www.biosculpture.me KAESO MANICURE / PEDICURE Products..282 2555 NUBAR Nail Polish & Spa Essentials..........282 2555 DASHING DIVA NAIL APPLIQUES..........282 2555 BE NATURAL Callus / Cuticle Eliminator...282 1555 BEAUTY SALONS Amaya Salon & Spa Downtown Burj............374 1496 Amaya Salon & Spa Lamcy Plaza.................335 1101 Chiropody Center Beauty Dept.............050 494 4813 CACI non-surgical facelift and Micro Dermabrasion LPC for Full body & Face (CIBTAC - London) Hairdreams Salon...343 8828/ 312 2410/ 050 679 7916 Hairworks Top UK Stylists JBR, Rimal 1 Plaza Level 18-A.......................437 0222 Spinneys Umm Suqeim, Al Wasl Rd...............394 0777 Spinneys Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi..................02 681 6678 Ibn Batuta Mall, China Court...........................451 2777 Jumeirah Beach Road, next to The Palm Strip......385 4777 Orchid Beauty Boutique (Shj Ladies Club).....06 506 7878 Rain Lounge (hair/body/nails)............................................ ...................................351 1010, 351 0800, 050 100 5229 Reflection Beauty Care.................394 4595, 394 9906 www.reflectionhairandbeautycentre.com roots salon, Jumeira.........................................344 4040 Etihad Mall Mirdif......283 9111; Al Ain.....03 784 3686 Al Barsha..........347 3332; Novotel WTC........310 8206 The Hair Corridor, Jumeirah.......................394 5622 The Hair Shop Salon, Trade Center…...........332 6616 The Hair Shop Salon, Bab Al Shams.…........809 6238 The Hair Shop Salon, Meydan Hotel.............381 3368 The Nail Spa, Arabian Ranches Golf Club….452 2262 Meadows Town Centre…………………….…447 0744 Dubai Mall........................................................339 9078 The Aviation Club ...........................................282 1617 Ibn Batuta Mall.................................................368 5070 Mercato.............................................................349 7766 www.thenailspa.com The Organic Glow Beauty Lounge, Jumeirah...380 4666 CONNECTOR 7

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AUDIOLOGY CLINIC American Hospital Dubai.............................377 6450 Dr. Rana Batterjee, Audiologist Ms. Lubaina Sharafally, Audiologist Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 256 Mr. Riza A.V-Audiologist

Dr. Catalin Majer Dr. Walid Othman Dr. Tarek El Madhoun Wooridul Spine Centre………….....……….304 6767 Dr. Chan Shik Shim, Medical Director & Consultant Neurosurgeon Dr. Patrick KY Choi, Specialist Neurosurgeon Dr. Chris JD Park, Specialist General Surgeon Mr. Rashid Buhari, Physiotherapist

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Dr. Ashok Govila.....................................050 617 2630 Consultant Plastic Surgeon, FRCS (UK), MS, MCh (Plastic Surgery), Lifeline Medical Center JBR / Dubai Marina - 04 399 1119


BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY Human Relations Institute................................365 8498 BIRTHDAY PARTIES Crash-in-Castles LLC.................................050 652 4769 Petting Farm Parties-Poshpaws Animal Sanctuary...... ........................................................................056 6044091 Facebook-Poshpaws Animal-Sanctuary-Kennels-Cattery BOTOX Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, behind Jumeirah Plaza, Dubai www.skin-and-laser.com.......................................349 8800 the DentalSPA..............395 2005 / www.thedentalspa.org BREAST SCREENING CLINIC Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.....................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 Dr. Khalil Sammour MBChB, FRCS Dr. Maren Schulze PhD & MD in General Surgery Dr. Geetha K. R. Pai MBBS, MS, MRCS (Edinburgh) American Hospital Dubai............................377 6399 Dr. Paul Sayad, Specialist Gen. Surgeon Dr. Nader Salti, Specialist Gen. Surgeon Medcare Hospital, Dubai.............................407 9102 / 255 Dr. Paramjit Luthra, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr. Azza Gouda Ibrahim-Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr. Wafa B. Sulaiman, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr. Shiva H. Krishnan, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist CAKE DECORATING CLASSES Sugarcraft/ PME Courses..........................050 658 3466 Cake decoration & Flower making with supplies. CARDIAC CATH LAB Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah............06 561 9999 Dr. Abhay K. Pande DM, DNB, MD, FACC, FESC Dr. Adel Y. Al Eryani MRCP, ABIM, AB (Card.) Dr. Adel Abushi Facharzt (German Board) Internal, Emergency & Rescue Medicine, Ph.D. in Cardiology & MD in Medicine (Germany) CARDIAC HEALTH SCREENING Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 260 Dr. Fatemeh Nabavizadeh, Specialist Cardiologist Dr. Same Al Hashmy, Registrar Cardiologist CARDIOLOGY Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.....................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 Dr. Abhay K. Pande DM, DNB, MD, FACC, FESC Dr. Adel Y. Al Eryani MRCP, ABIM, AB (Card.) Dr. Adel Abushi Facharzt (German Board) Internal, Emergency & Rescue Medicine, Ph.D in Cardiology & MD in Medicine (Germany) 8 CONNECTOR

Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Dr. Mohammad Motaweh Specialist Cardiologist Medcare Hospital, Dubai......................407 9101 / 260 Dr. Fatima Nabavizad- Specialist Cardiologist Dr. Same Al Hashmy- Registrar Cardiologist CATARACT & GLAUCOMA SURGERY Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 CHILD CARE Emirates Home Nursing................................380 4143 CHILD DEVELOPMENT TRAINING Human Relations Institute.............................365 8498 CHILDREN’S THERAPY Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic...... (SpeechTherapy)...............................................349 6333 Sima Hall, Speech Pathologist BA (Hum)(AUST) Human Relations Institute.............................365 8498 Kids in Motion Pediatric Therapy Services..422 9147 Occupational, Physical, Speech & Verbal Behavior Therapy, Psychology, (Clinic/Home based), www.kimpts.com Safe Center for Autism & Asperger's Syndrome…... ���…………………….………394 6411 / 050 451 6363 Music Therapy, Play Therapy CHIROPODY Chiropody Center, Beach Rd. Villa 780........348 4092 Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic..349 6333 Kersten Elliott, Chiropodist / Podiatrist (UK) CHIROPRACTOR Emirates European Medical Centre...348 1166 / 050 6403307 www.chiropracticdubai.com Osteopathic Health Centre...348 7366/ 288 8525 / 423 2096 Peter Engmark, Chiropractor / Integrative Care the DentalSPA..........395 2005 / www.thedentalspa.org 24-Hour Emergency...................................050 563 0611 Top Medical Center........................................394 5596 Dr. Neda Nafei, Chiropractor - USA Dr. Chris Owen, Chiropractor CIRCUMCISION Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr. Abbara.....................268 5333 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. M. Istrabadi MD, FRCS, American Board of Urology Dr. Khairallah Al Hussaini MD, FRCS (Glasgow) Medcare Hospital, Dubai......................407 9101 / 145 Dr. Raad Yusufani, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Suhail Kazim, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Amgad Farouk, Consultant Urologist CLEFT LIP AND PALATE Dr. Ashok Govila.....................................050 617 2630 Consultant Plastic Surgeon, FRCS (UK), MS, MCh Plastic Surgery), Lifeline Medical Center JBR / Dubai Marina - 04 399 1119


COLONIC HYDROTHERAPY Imar Spa, Umm Al Quwain.....................06 766 4440 Colonic Irrigation, Detox (Ladies Clinic & Hotel Spa) Talise Spa Madinat Jumeirah……...………366 6810 COLORECTAL SURGERY American Hospital Dubai.............................377 6553 Dr. Paul Sayad, Specialist Gen. Surgeon Dr. Nader Salti, Consultant Gen. Surgeon COLOUR THERAPY W/ ALTEARAH BIO Lotus Wellness Spa, Dubai Marina...............440 2805 SpaDunya Colour Experience......................439 3669 Sharjah Ladies Club................................06 506 7777 COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH EDUCATION The Holistic Institute (KHDA approved)......450 3525 IFPA and ITEC qualification www.theholisticinstitute.org Transformations Institute......................050 474 5613 UK & USA accredited training in psychological & holistic therapies, incl. Clinical Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Counselling, NLP; also: Biofeedback, EFT & Meridian Therapies, Tai Chi, Qi Gong & Healing Tao Chinese Yoga info@transforminst.com

COSMETIC DENTISTRY Al Zahra Private Medical Centre….........…331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 American Dental Clinic, Dubai....344 0668 / 800TEETH British Dental Clinic......................................342 1318 Dr. Linda Joy Afif, BChD (UK) Cocoona Aesthetic Transformation Centre...394 1090 Cooper Dermatology Clinic......................….346 6671 Dr. Johnny Haddad, DDS, DU, AACD General Dentist General Dental CosmeSurge, Dubai - Jumeirah......................344 5915 CosmeSurge, Dubai - Marina ........................447 1777 www.CosmeSurge.com the DentalSPA.........395 2005 / www.thedentalspa.org 24-Hour Emergency…..…………………050 563 0611 COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY Advanced medical aesthetic treatments Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeirah Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 CosmeSurge, Dubai - Jumeirah......................344 5915 CosmeSurge, Dubai - Marina ........................447 1777 www.CosmeSurge.com Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital....800-352 Dr. Radmila Lukian, Dermatologist Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 226 Dr. Nabeela Mahmood Eid Rashed, Specialist Dermatologist COSMETIC SURGERY Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeirah Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com...................................349 8800 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah…..…06 561 9999 Dr. Giulio Gherardini M.D., Ph.D., EBOPRAS Cocoona Aesthetic Transformation Centre................. ............................................................................394 1090 Dr. Ashok Govila.....................................050 617 2630 Consultant Plastic Surgeon, FRCS (UK), MS, MCh (Plastic Surgery), Lifeline Medical Center JBR / Dubai Marina - 04 399 1119 COSMETIC THERAPIST Rehabilitation of scar tissue, scar camouflage, permanent make-up corrections. Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 226 COSTUMES & FANCY DRESS Party Zone.......................................................344 8464 CONNECTOR 9

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COCHLEAR IMPLANTS Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Dr. Faheem A. Tadros MBBS, FRCS (UK) American Hospital Dubai.............................377 6450 Dr. Muaaz Tarabichi, ENT Specialist Dr. Rana Batterjee, Audiologist Lubaina Sharafally, Audiologist Ghada Ajamieh, Speech Pathologist

COMPUTER SERVICES Key Solutions..................................................338 1142 Quick & Reliable support for Home & Offices Wireless Networking, Virus Cleanup, Data Recovery & Backup. Pinnacle Computer Systems LLC……...….335 0053 IT, ERP/ CRM, IT Support….....www.pinnacledxb.com

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CLINICS & HOSPITALS Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr. Abbara....................268 5333 Al Taie Center for Laparoscopic & Obesity Surgery .........................................................................342 1999 Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeirah Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 American Hospital Dubai.............................336 7777 Dubai London Clinic (Festival City)..........…..800325 Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic...... .........................................................................349 6333 Human Relations Institute ...........................365 8498 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 102 Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Dubai.376 8400 Neuro Spinal Hospital.................342 0000/ 315 7777/ ........................................................315 7711/ 315 7758 Synergy Integrated Medical Centre............348 5452 Top Medical Center.......................................394 5596 Top Medical Center (Branch), Grosvenor House..........317 6569/ 395 8159/ 395 8584 Wooridul Spine Centre..................................304 6767


COUNSELLING GNC, German Neuroscience Center................429 8578 www.gncdubai.com Human Relations Institute.................................365 8498 Transformations Institute….......................050 474 5613 For individuals, couples, families, & corporate EAP providers, info@transforminst.com CRANIO-SACRAL THERAPY Osteopathic Health Centre.....348 7366/ 288 8525 / 423 2096 Malcolm Gregory, D.O. Russell Hill, B. Sc (Hons) Ost Lauren Whalan, B Sc. Osteopathy, M Ost (AUS) Bassam Husain, D.O. (France) CROSS CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY Human Relations Institute.................................365 8498 CYCLING Cycle Safe, Stewart Howison......................050 680 4528 Spinneys presents cycle safe at the autodrome; every Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Free for all cyclists but HELMETS essential, young, old, children, mums, dads, fit or not, this is the safest place tolearn ride or just get fit! DANCE LESSONS Ballet, Tap & Jazz- Marina/ Motor City........050 875 4982 www.LisaDanceDubai.com Cello Music & Ballet Centre (Cello Ballet)..................... ............................................................399 5452 / 422 2452 DanceHorizons............................360 7691, 050 644 2972 Specialized Music & Movement Program from 4 years, RAD Ballet. www.dancehorizons.ae Expressions of Dance & Drama (Expression).................. ................................................02 493 0115 / 056 739 7721 Fitness@Spadunya.…...................................….439 3669 Nisha Dance Center.....................................050 749 2067 Bollywood dance & fitness.......www.dancewithnisha.com Sharmila Dance…………...........…....……050 858 1083 Hip Hop, Jazz, St. Jazz, Ballet & Lyrical Contemporary classes. www.sharmiladance.com, info@sharmiladance.com The Ballet Centre - R.A.D. Ballet…….........….344 9776 I.S.T.D. Modern, Tap and Jazz. Taekwondo, Hip-Hop, Cheerleading, Mini-musical Theatre, Irish Dancing, Rhythmic Gym, Piano, Fitness and Adult Dance Classes Turning Pointe.............................................050 877 5918 800 BALLET (800 225538), 800 DANCE (800 32623) RAD Ballet 3yrs up. From 6 yrs up Zumba, Glee Club, Hip Hop & Street Jazz. Over 35 Studios throughout the UAE. www.turningpointe.ae DENTAL HYGIENIST American Dental Clinic, Dubai.....344 0668 / 800TEETH Mrs. Roxana Tabrizian, Dental Hygienist Trained & Board Certified Canada DENTAL IMPLANTS Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.....................331 5000 10 CONNECTOR

Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 American Dental Clinic, Dubai..344 0668 / 800TEETH Dr. Michael R. Ziegler, General Dentist & Implantologist. Trained & Board Certified USA Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologist (ICOI,USA). Cocoona Aesthetic Transformation Centre...394 1090 Cooper Dermatology Clinic…………......….346 6671 Dr. Amin ur Rahman, Harvard University Specialist Dentist Periodontics Dubai London Clinic Dental Centre.............378 2921 Dr. Geoffrey Sharpe, BDS MFDS RCPS MSc MRD (Perio) RCSEd Medcare Hospital, Dubai......................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Prem Nanda, Orthodontist & Implantologist Dr. Hani Salam, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon the DentalSPA..........395 2005 / www.thedentalspa.org 24 hours emergency...................................050 563 0611 DENTAL LABORATORIES American Dental Laboratory, Dubai............344 3251 Qualident Dental Laboratory...342 7576 / 06 556 4322 Mr. Samer Sabbagh, CDT, Germany Esthetic Crowns and Veneers DENTISTS Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. Wissam J. Jarouche DDS,CES,DU,DSO (Paris) Dr. Edgard Irany DDS, MS, C.E.S. (France) Dr. Awad Omran Ashekhi BDS, MSc, Ph.D (Eng), MOMSRCPS (Glasgow), Master (laser), Fellowship & Diploma (Implant) (USA) Dr. Said K. Shahwan BDS, HDD, D. Imp.,MSc Dr. Qabas Mohamed Saleh B.D.S. Dr. Mona Omar Suleiman B.D.S., (University of Jordan) American Dental Clinic, Dubai....344 0668 / 800TEETH Dr. Michael R. Ziegler, General Dentist & Implantologist. Board Certified USA Dr. John F Lohse, Orthodontist Trained & Board Certified USA Orthodontic Care for Adults & Children Dr. Hala Al Sakka, DDS, General Dentist Trained & Board Certified Canada & USA, Dr. Sunil Bhoolabhai, BDS, DDS, General Dentist Dr. Deyse Carvalho, DDS, Prosthodontist (Brazil) Mrs. Roxana Tabrizian, Dental Hygienist Trained & Board Certified Canada Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C.............345 4000 Dr. May Abdulmonem Mahdi, Dentist British Dental Clinic.......................................342 1318 Dr. Rodney Harrison, General Dentist, BDS (UK) Dr. Deon Hugo, General Dentist, BChD (SA) Dr. Linda Joy Afif, General Dentist, BChD (UK) Dr. Faisal Munif, General Dentist, BDS (UK) Dr. Caroline Rachel Dunn,General Dentist, BChD (Leeds, UK) Dr. Mehnaz Kamali Periodontist & Implantologist


DIABETES COUNSELLING Al Zahra Private Medical Centre...............331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah........06 561 9999 Dr. Nagwa Khalil Akasha MBBCh., MRCP (Ire), CIDC (UK) Dr. Nishanth Sanalkumar MBBS, MD, Diplomate American Board Dr. Rima Tahhan MD, Diabetes Dip (UK), American Board Internal Medicine

DIABETIC FOOT DISORDERS Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeirah Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com.................................349 8800 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah........06 561 9999 Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic..... ........................................................................349 6333 Kersten Elliott, Chiropodist / Podiatrist (UK) DIAGNOSTICS Medcare Hospital, Dubai....................407 9101 / 124 DIALYSIS Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah........06 561 9999 American Hospital Dubai............................377 6370 Dr. Fahed Kouli, Specialist Nephrologist Dr. V. Khalili, Specialist Nephrologist Medcare Hospital, Dubai....................407 9101 / 141 DIETICIAN See Weight Loss Al Zahra Private Medical Centre...............331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah........06 561 9999 Ms. Maisa F. Odeh BSc., (Food & Nutrition) Ms. Uma Subramaniyam BSc (Food & Nutrition) M.A. (Sociology) American Hospital Dubai............................377 6606 Mariam Saleh, Clinical Dietician, MSc. RD. May El Moghrabi, Dietician Medcare Hospital, Dubai....................407 9101 / 226 Mr. Mohamed El Syed El Falahgi, Dietitian DIGESTIVE ENDOSCOPY Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital..800-352 DIGESTIVE & LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY General & Laparoscopic Surgery Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital..800-352 Dr. J.C. Mathias, Specialist General Surgery Medcare Hospital, Dubai....................407 9101 / 145 Dr. Raad Yusufani, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Suhail Kazim, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Emad Fayyad, Consultant Gastroenterologist DIVING MEDICINE Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital...800-352 DOG TRAINING Homely Petz............................................050 871 7073 www.homelypetz.com, training@homelypetz.com UK, US, Hungarian Certified Canine Obedience Trainers: Members of Association of Pet Dog Trainers DYSLEXIA ASSESSMENT & REMEDIATION Lexicon Reading Center........................050 795 4428 www.LexiconReadingCenter.org CONNECTOR 11

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DERMATOLOGISTS Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeirah Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 Al Zahra Private Medical Centre…............331 5000 Dr. med. Samir Hantirah MBChB, Msc., Facharzt, MD Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Dr. Esther Ferrao Rodrigues MD (Skin & Veneral Diseases), MBBS Dr. Jobeetha Yoosuf MBBS, DDSc.Derm (UK) MSc.Derm (UK) Dr. Mustafa Marai MBChB, MSc. (UK) FRCP (Ireland) Dr. Samer Kudsi Belgium Board Dermatology & Venereology American Hospital Dubai.............................377 6958 Dr. Syed Shah, Specialist Dermatologist Dr. Roula Amer, Specialist Dermatologist Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C...............345 4000 Dr. Ibrahim Abbara Dermatologist Cooper Dermatology Clinic..........................346 6671 Dr. Rolf Soehnchen, Consultant Dermatology Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 226 Dr. Nabeela Mahmood Eid Rashed, Specialist Dermatologist the DentalSPA.........395 2005 / www.thedentalspa.org

American Hospital Dubai............................377 6876 Dr. H. Penninckx, Sp. Endocrinologist

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BDS, MFDS, M Clint Dent (Periodontics) KCL MRD (Perio) RCSED, CCST (UK) Dr. Y.S. Tosun, DDS, MS. PhD., Orthodontist Dr. Hani Abd-ul-Salam, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, BSc, MSc, DDS, PhD, OMFSA(Canada) Dr. Leila Hariri, DDS (USA)........................349 9433 Dubai London Clinic Dental Centre............378 2921 Dr. Evan O'Malley, B. Dent. SC. BA Dr. Nora Powell, BDS LDS RCS (London) Dr. Geoffrey Sharpe,BDS MFDS RCPS MSc MRD (Perio) RCSEd Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Sinan Salim, Conservative Dentist Dr. Lubab Jassim Mohammed, Paedodontist Dr. Hani A. Salam, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon Swedish Dental Clinic, Deira....223 1297/ 050 588 2213 The only Swedish Dental Clinic in Dubai since '85. We do Implants, Orthodontics, Prosthetics & Cosmetic Dentistry w/ our Swedish Dentists. High quality & competitive price. the DentalSPA.........395 2005 / www.thedentalspa.org 24 hours emergency..................................050 563 0611 Top Medical Center (Branch), Grosvenor House..........317 6569/ 395 8159/ 395 8584 Dr. Cornelia Prevot, GP Dentist


EAR, NOSE & THROAT SPECIALISTS Al Zahra Private Medical Centre….................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 Dr. Faheem A. Tadros MBBS, FRCS (UK) Dr. Yahya Kabil MBBCh., DLO (Lon.), FRCS (Edin.) Dr. Lekha K. Kapoor MBBS, DORL, MS (ENT) (Mumbai), DOHNS, MRCS Ed, MSc (Voice) (London) Dr. Fouad Al Barri MBBS, MD American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6450 Dr. Muaaz Tarabichi, ENT Specialist Dr. Carmelo Barbaccia, Specialist Otolaryngologist Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C....................345 4000 Dr. Tarek Eissa ENT Specialist Dr. Michel Charles Szalay ENT Specialist Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital......800-352 Dr. Makki Shuker, ENT Specialist Dr. Sasa Janjanin, ENT Specialist Medcare Hospital, Dubai..........................407 9101 / 256 Dr. Mohamad I. El - Naggar, Consultant ENT Dr. Nikita Malhotra, Specialist ENT EAR PROTECTIONS Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 256 Mr. Riza A.V, Audiologist Widex Emirates Hearing Care....................06 544 7332 ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS Shop online for Eco-Products...........................332 7693 Website: www.thegreenecostore.com E-mail: contactus@thegreenecostore.com EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST Human Relations Institute................................365 8498 Osteopathic Health Centre..348 7366/ 288 8525 / 423 2096 Jeannine Deitos (Clinical Psychologist) Top Medical Center (Branch), Grosvenor House.................317 6569/ 395 8159/ 395 8584 Evelyn Seika, Educational Psychologist Practitioner EFT - EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE Beryl Comar MA,MEd,MNLP,CHt............050 655 4523 EFT Training & Coaching, www.changeassociates.ae EMERGENCY MEDICINE (See Family General Practice) Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 24 hour Emergency Service in all specialties. American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6644 Dr. Imad Fakhani, G.P. (Emergency) Dr. H. Abdul Latif, Sp. ER Physician Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 136 Neuro Spinal Hospital.......................................315 7777 Dr. Ahmed Moneir Kamal Dr. Ahmed Mohammad Abdelhameed Dr. Susan Hosseini Nasab Dr. Laila Ahmad Dr. Khalid Omar Hassan 12 CONNECTOR

ENDOCRINOLOGY Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. Nagwa Khalil Akasha MBBCh., MRCP (Ireland), CIDC(UK) Dr. Nishanth Sanalkumar MBBS, MD Diplomate American Board Dr. Rima Tahhan MD, Diabetes Dip (UK), American Board Internal Medicine American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6893 Dr. H. Penninckx, Sp. Endocrinologist Dr. Humeira Badsha Medical Center..……..385 6009 Dr. Jalal Nafach, Consultant Internal Medicine Endocrinology, Diabetes, American Board Certified Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital....800-352 ENTERTAINMENT & EVENT MANAGEMENT Crash-in-Castles LLC.............................050 652 4769 EVENTS Flaming Trio Events…….......396 4888/ 050 631 0585 Provides professional flair bartenders. Bar & Furniture rental for all events. Event Consultancy, Decor (floral) for Weddings, Private Parties & Corporate Events. info@flamingtrioevents.com; www.flamingtrioevents.com EXECUTIVE HEALTH SCREENING Medcare Hospital, Dubai......................407 9101 / 102 EXECUTIVE MEDICALS Dubai London Clinic (Festival City)...............800-325 Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital........800-352 EXERCISE / FITNESS CONSULTATION Gold Salon.......................................................321 1423 FAMILY GENERAL PRACTICE See General Practitioners Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.....800-352 Dr. Barbara Vela, G.P. General Practicioner Dr. Rula Albadri, Specialist Family Medicine Dr. Jaber Hayaty, G.P. General Practicioner Dr. N.S.Prasad, G.P. General Practicioner Dr. Ahmar Ghorbanpor, G.P. General Practicioner Dr. John McCallen, Specialist Family Medicine Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic..349 6333 Dr. Susan Norton, Family Medicine (CANADA) Mark Janowski, MD Specialist Internal Medicine (USA) Dr. Yin Cheong Ng Rundell, Specialist Internal Medicine (UK) FAMILY MEDICINE Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic..349 6333 Dr. Susan Norton, Family Medicine (CANADA) Mark Janowski, MD Specialist Internal Medicine (USA) Dr. Yin Cheong Ng Rundell, Specialist Internal Medicine (UK) Top Medical Center (Branch), Grosvenor House..............317 6569/ 395 8159/ 395 8584 Dr. Charlotte Zoeller, Specialist Family Medicine Dr. Mavluda McDonnell, Specialist Family Medicine


FERTILITY CLINIC Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr. Abbara....................268 5333 Al Zahra Private Medical Centre................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Dr. Mrs. Urmil Verma FRCOG (UK) Dr. Mrs. Nafissa El Serafi FRCOG (UK) Dr. Mrs. Ameera Zoheer MS (Alex.) Dr. Mrs. Shama Nawaz MRCOG (UK), MRCP (Ire.) Dr. Rabab Medhi Hilmy MBBCh, CABGO Dr. Tahrir A. Ali, MBChB, Diploma in Gynae & Obs., Arab Board in Gynae. & Obs., MRCOG MBChB, DGO, MRCOG, FRCOG Conceive- The Gynaecology & Fertility Hospital ......................................050 847 5666 / 06 577 1822 Dr. Pankaj Shrivastav, M.D, FRCOG Dr. Wafa Gyn & Fertility Centre….............437 7520 Dr. Khalil Wafa, FRCOG (UK) Consultant Gynaecologist & Reproductive Medicine Fakih IVF (Dubai & Abu Dhabi)….…..…...349 7600 IVF, ICSI, PGD, Mini IVF, Natural Cycle IVF, IUI, PCOS

FITNESS CENTRES & HEALTH CLUBS Exhale Fitness Studios - JBR........................424 3777 Fitness First Al Hana Center……………….........……….398 9030 Al Mussalla Tower……………................….397 4117 Beach Park Plaza............................………..385 6464 Bur Juman Center…………...…........……..351 0044 Deira City Center……………….….......…..299 9399 DIFC…………………..………….......……..363 7444 Dubai Festival City……..……............…… 375 0177 Dubai Media City……………....…......……424 3999 European Business Center - Green Community..884 8833 Ibn Battuta…………………..……....……...366 9933 Knowledge Village Dubai……..........……...429 8744 Mirdif City Center…………….....…….…. 236 2288 Motor City Dubai…………………...……...431 0919 Oasis Center Dubai………………........…...330 7736 Uptown Mirdif………………….....………..288 2311 Uptown Mirdif Ladies……………........…..288 8039 Al Manzil…………………………..………. 437 0576 Lakes……………………….…...………..….438 0338 Meadows……….....…………...…………… 437 0545 Town Center…………………...……………439 2323 Safeer Mall Sharjah…………….....……06 531 8848 Safeer Mall Sharjah Ladies…............….06 531 9880 Dalma Mall………………….............…..02 550 4330 Marina Mall Abu Dhabi……........……..02 666 2116 Fitness@Spadunya.…..............................….439 3669 Sharjah Ladies Club................................06 506 7867 TribeFit, Dubai Marina (tribefit.com)..Call 800 87423

FOOD ALLERGY TEST Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeirah Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com...................................349 8800 FOOTCARE Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic...... ..........................................................................349 6333 Kersten Elliott, Chiropodist / Podiatrist (UK) FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY Dr. Raymond H. Hamden, Ph.D (USA)........365 8498 GASTRIC BANDING & GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6553 Dr. Paul Sayad, Specialist Gen. Surgeon Dr. Nader Salti, Consultant Gen. Surgeon GASTROENTEROLOGY Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Dr. Srinath P. Dore MD (Swiss), Belgian Boards(Gastro.) Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6893 Dr. Regina Will, Sp. Gastroenterologist Dr. Sudhir Pandya, Sp. Gastroenterologist Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Dr. Anand Nathwani Specialist Gastroenterologist Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital...800-352 Medcare Hospital, Dubai......................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Emad Fayyad , Consultant Gastroenterologist GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY Abuhammour Medical Centre......................363 5353 Dr. Adnan Abu Hammour, MD, American Board Certified GENERAL PRACTITIONERS See Family/General Medicine Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Dr. Ahmed El Ghalayini MBBCh. Dr. Thomas Abraham MBBS, MD Dr. Soobia Raza MD, MRCGP (Int., FCPS (Fam. Med.) Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. Abdullah Davoodbhoy MBBCh. Dr. Kamla Vaswani MBBS, DCH Dr. M. Salahuddin MBBS Dr. Mervat Mansour MBBCh., DO Dr. Samia Wadie Samy MBBCh, Paediatric Dip CONNECTOR 13

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FETAL MEDICINE Diagnostic and Treatment of the fetus. Fetal Medicine & Genetic Center................360 4040 Dr. Afshin Pour Mirza, PhD (Germany) Dr. Soraya Farah, MD (France)

FLEXIBLE ENDOSCOPE Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy & Proctoscopy Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Suhail Kasim, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Emad Fayyad MD, Consultant Gastroenterologist

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FARM & LEISURE Al Tamimi Stables....................................06 743 1122


Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C....................345 4000 Dr. Marco Labib Anton General Practitioner Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic........... ..............................................................................349 6333 Dr. Susan Norton, Family Medicine (CANADA) Mark Janowski, MD Specialist Internal Medicine (USA) Dr. Yin Cheong Ng Rundell, Specialist Internal Medicine (UK) Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 136 Dr. Shadi Najem, General Practitioner Dr. Ammar Hassan, General Practitioner Dr. Sabah Jarallah, General Practitioner Dr. Hind Khalid Mohammed, General Practitioner Dr. Warka'a Al Saeed, General Practitioner Dr. Bina Nasim, General Practitioner Dr. Atique Ur Rehman, General Practitioner Dr. Ali Sabah, General Practitioner Dr. Saima Khan, General Practitioner Synergy Integrated Medical Centre.................348 5452 Dr. Rachel Hayek GENERAL SURGERY Abbara Poly Clinic.............................................268 5333 Dr. Ismail Abbara (Fachartz Frankfurt University) Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.....................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 Dr. Khalil Sammour MB.Ch.B - FRCS Dr. Istabrak Al Imam MBChB, M.B., FRCS (Ed) Dr. Maren Schulze PhD & MD in General Surgery Dr. Ahmed El-Hakeem MBBS, FRCS (Ire.) Dr. Geetha K. R. Pai MBBS, MS, MRCS (Edinburgh) American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6553 Dr. Paul Sayad, Specialist Gen. Surgeon Dr. Nader Salti, Consultant Gen. Surgeon Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C....................345 4000 Dr. Nabil Abdullah Khattab Specialist General Surgeon Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital......800-352 Dr. J.C. Mathias, Specialist General Surgery Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 145 Dr. Raad Yusufani, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Suhail Kazim, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Mario Patricolo, Specialist Paediatric Surgeon Neuro Spinal Hospital.....................315 7777 / 315 7877 Dr. Bassam Naoh GERIATRICS (AGING) American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6877 Dr. S. Meenrajan, Sp. Geriatrics Medicine GYNAECOLOGISTS & OBSTETRICS Abbara Poly Clinic.............................................268 5333 Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.....................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 Dr. Mrs. Urmil Verma FRCOG (UK) Dr. Mrs. Nafissa El Serafi FRCOG (UK) Dr. Mrs. Ameera Zoheer MS (Alex.) Dr. Mrs. Shama Nawaz MRCOG (UK), MRCP (Ire.) 14 CONNECTOR

Dr. Rabab Medhi Hilmy MBBCh, CABGO Dr. Tahrir A. Ali, MBChB, Diploma in Gynae & Obs., Arab Board in Gynae. & Obs., MRCOG MBChB, DGO, MRCOG, FRCOG American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6879 Dr. A.C. Rajalakshmi, Specialist Obs/Gyn Dr. O. Braithwaite, Consultant Obs/Gyn Dr. N. Salahuddin, Consultant Obs/Gyn Dr. Maia Danielson, Consultant Obs/Gyn Dr. Mia Branch, Consultant Obs/Gyn Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Dr. Galina Kalatova Specialist OBS/ GYN Dr. Amal William Specialist OBS/ GYN Dr. Munima Habib Specialist OBS/GYN (under supervision) Conceive- The Gynaecology & Fertility Hospital....... ...................................................050 847 5666 / 06 577 1822 Dr. Pankaj Shrivastav, M.D, FRCOG Dr. Leila Soudah Clinic..................................395 5591 Specialist Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Facharzt, Germany. Part-time Doctor in American Hospital Dubai and City Hospital Dubai. Dr. Wafa Gyn & Fertility Centre….….........437 7520 Dr. Khalil Wafa, FRCOG (UK) Laparoscopic Gynaecological Surgeon Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital....800-352 Dr. Anna Sepiolo, Specialist OBS./GYN. Dr. Rajesh Devassy, Specialist OBS./GYN. Fetal Medicine & Genetic Center.................360 4040 Dr. Afshin Pour Mirza, PhD (Germany) Dr. Soraya Farah, MD (France) Medcare Hospital, Dubai.......................407 9101 / 255 Dr. Paramjit Luthra, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr. Azza Gouda Attia Ibrahim, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr. Wafa Sulaiman Al Nasseri, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr. Shiva H Krishnan, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist New Hope Gynaecology Fertility Hospital…............. .....................................................................06 525 4446 Dr. Dieter Struller Dr. Asma Munir www.newhopegfhospital.com, Fax: 06 525 4447 Right Medical Centre, Sharjah…..….......06 555 1575 Dr. Clemencia Tan Montecillo - Sp. "A" Gynae & Obstetrics - Filipina Top Medical Center (Branch), Grosvenor House............317 6569/ 395 8159/ 395 8584 Dr Dolores Ruth Kent, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology HAEMORRHOIDS Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr. Abbara......................268 5333


HAIR EXTENSIONS Gold Salon..............................321 1423, 050 625 0288 Great Lengths to go..............321 5162, 050 535 5527 Hairdreams Salon..343 8828/ 312 2410/ 050 679 7916 Karkafi Hair…….......….…........352 8711 / 262 6206 roots salon (Great Lengths), Jumeira.............344 4040 Etihad Mall Mirdif......283 9111; Al Ain....03 784 3686 Al Barsha.........347 3332; Novotel WTC........310 8206 Toni&Guy Salon (Natural Soft Press Link).....324 4900

HAIR REMOVAL Aesthetica Clinic.........269 8005 / 429 8533 / 342 8383 Complimentary consultation Specialist in minimally invasive rejuvenation procedures. Most Advanced Lasers & Light based systems on the market. Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeirah Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 226 HAIR TRANSPLANTATION Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeirah Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Sajjad Haider Khan, Specialist In Hair Restoration Surgery HAIRDRESSERS Gold Salon......................................................321 1423 Reflection Beauty Care................394 4595, 394 9906 www.reflectionhairandbeautycentre.com roots salon, Jumeira........................................344 4040 Etihad Mall Mirdif......283 9111; Al Ain....03 784 3686 Al Barsha.........347 3332; Novotel WTC........310 8206 The Hair Corridor, Jumeirah......................394 5622 Toni&Guy, Grand Hyatt Hotel....................324 4900 Toni&Guy, DIFC Marble Walk...................330 3345

HEARING AIDS Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 101 Mr. Riza A.V, Audiologist Widex Emirates Hearing Care................06 544 7332 Widex Medical, Dubai....................................343 3950 Widex Medical, Abu Dhabi.......................02 634 0670 HEART CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6364 Dr. Khaldoun Taha, Consultant Cardiologist Prof. Dr. Uwe Klima, Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Omar Hallak, Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Abdalla Elsebaey, Assoc. Cardiac Surgeon HERNIA Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr. Abbara.....................268 5333 American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6553 Dr. Paul Sayad, Specialist Gen. Surgeon Dr. Nader Salti, Consultant Gen. Surgeon HOMEOPATHY Charly PolyClinic…........….337 9191 / 050 213 9191 Dr. Raji Chandran, Homeopathic Practitioner Homeopathic Medicine, BHMS, MD Homeopathy Osteopathic Health Centre.348 7366/ 288 8525 / 423 2096 Dr. Vaneeta Shahani HOSPITALIST American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6877 Dr. Saria Gouher, Specialist Internal Med. Dr. Samir Ahmad, Geriatrician / Hospitalist HUMAN RESOURCE CONSULTANCY Human Relations Institute..............................365 849 HYDRO THERAPY Osteopathic Health Centre.348 7366/ 288 8525 / 423 2096 HYPNOTHERAPIST Beryl Comar MA,MEd, MNLP, CHt........050 655 4523 Hypnotist 25+ yrs. Training Hypnotists since '96 Only faculty member of NGH in Middle East www.changedubai.com, www.changeassociates.ae Transformations Institute……........…..050 474 5613 Harley Street Senior Clinical Consultant & Professional Practitioner Trainer, Dr Leila Edwards info@transforminst.com ICE SKATING Sharjah Ladies Club..................................06 506 7822 IMPLANTOLOGIST British Dental Clinic......................................342 1318 CONNECTOR 15

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HAIR PRODUCTS Great Lengths Hair Extensions....................321 5162 Great Lengths UAE..................................050 625 0288 Exclusive Distributors and Educators JOICO Hair Colors & Hair care............….282 2555 Philip Kingsley Hair Care.............................2821555 label.m, Lee Stafford (Vogue Trading)........286 8919 Tanagra at Gold Salon..................................321 1423

HAND VEIN SURGERY Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeirah Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800

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Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Dr. Paul Sayad, Specialist Gen. Surgeon Dr. Nader Salti, Consultant Gen. Surgeon Jehad International Medical Clinic.............331 1773 Dr. Jehad Al Masri, General General Surgery GP (General Surgeon), email: info@jimc.ae Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 145 Dr. Raad Yusufani, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Suhail Kazim, Consultant General Surgeon


Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Prem Nanda, Orthodontist & Implantologist Dr. Hani Salam, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

Neuro Spinal Hospital.................315 7761 / 315 7814 Dr. Matthias Honl Dr. Hans Fuchs

INFECTIOUS DISEASE American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6893 Dr. Moeena Zain, Sp. Infectious Disease

KENNELS & CATTERY Al Zubair Animal Care........06 743 5988, 050 647 6487 www.azacuae.com Animal Care Centre................................050 646 7792 www.animalcarecentre.biz Deira Veterinary Clinic..........258 1881, 050 651 6440 website: www.dr-azziz.com Homely Petz....................050 871 7072 / 050 871 7073 www.homelypetz.com, info@homelypetz.com Pet sitting, dog training, on-line pet store. Pets Oasis............www.petsoasisuae.com, 06 766 2397 Poshpaws Kennels & Cattery.................050 273 0973 www.poshpawsdubai.com

INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE Neuro Spinal Hospital........................................315 7777 Dr. Shadi Badin INTERIOR DESIGN St. Tropez Design.......................336 2003, 050 795 1390 Interior, landscaping, pool .....................www.stdubai.com INTERNAL MEDICINE Talise Spa Madinat Jumeirah……........……366 6810 Dr. Elisabeth Makk, Specialist Internal Medicine Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.....................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 Dr. M. Hosni Gomaa MBBS, DC, DM,MRCP (UK) Dr. Elias Sayegh MD, MACP (USA), Dr. Ghada Eid Hassan Abu Houli MBBCh.,MRCP (UK) Dr. Tariq Ziad Kutob MD, American Board Internal Medicine Dubai London Clinic (Festival City)...................800-325 Dr. Dragana Sarenac, Specialist Internal Medicine Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital......800-352 Dr. Mina Milovanovic, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr. Iwona Marczak, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr. Dragana Sarenac, Specialist Internal Medicine Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic........... ..............................................................................349 6333 Mark Janowski, MD Specialist Internal Medicine (USA) Dr. Yin Cheong Ng Rundell, Specialist Internal Medicine (UK) Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 141 Dr. Mazen Raid Naba, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr. Salvin George, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr. Same Al Hashmy, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr. Ihab Mohd Ramadan, Specialist Internal Medicine Right Medical Centre, Sharjah…...........…..06 555 1575 Dr. Nand Kishore Gupta, Physician 050 635 9821 INTEVENTIONAL NEURO RADIOLOGY Neuro Spinal Hospital.....................315 7725 / 315 7722 Stenting, Coiling & Embolization Dr. Sandeep K. B. JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGEONS Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 Dr. Kerim A. Attara FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Edin) Dr. Deepak Bhatia FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Glas.) Dr. Shoaib Farooq Mughal MBBS, MRCSEd (UK), FRCS (Ire) Dr. Mujeeb Shaik MBBS, MS (Ortho) FRCS (Ed.) FRCS (Trauma & Ortho) UK Dr. Mohamed Fouad Abdulatif MD (Ortho & Trauma), MS (Ortho & Trauma) 16 CONNECTOR

LANDSCAPING St. Tropez Design....................336 2003, 050 795 1390 Interior, landscaping, pool..................www.stdubai.com LANGUAGE CENTRES The Arabic Language Centre……...........….331 5600 Specialists in teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language to Adults Dar-el-ilm school of languages..................…331 0221 Arabic for Kids and Foreign Languages to Adults & Kids www.dubailanguages.com LAPAROSCOPY Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Dr. Mrs. Urmil Verma FRCOG (UK) Dr. Mrs. Nafissa El Serafi FRCOG (UK) American Hospital Dubai.............................377 6879 Dr. Paul Sayad, Specialist Gen. Surgeon Dr. Nader Salti, Consultant Gen. Surgeon Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Raad Yusufani, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Suhail Kazim, Consultant General Surgeon LASER BIRTHMARKS REMOVAL Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeirah Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 LASER HAEMORRHOIDECTOMY Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Dr. M. Istrabadi MD, FRCS, American Board of Urology Jehad International Medical Clinic.............331 1773 Dr. Jehad Al Masri, General General Surgery GP (General Surgeon), email: info@jimc.ae LASER HAIR REMOVAL Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeirah Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999


LASER SKIN SURGERY Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeirah Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah….....06 561 9999 Dr. Esther Ferrao Rodrigues MD (Skin & Veneral Diseases), MBBS Dr. Jobeetha Yoosuf MBBS, DDSc. Derm (UK) MSc. Derm (UK) Dr. med. Samir Hantirah MBChB, MSc., Facharzt, MD Dr. Mustafa Marai MBChB, MSc. (UK) FRCP (Ireland) Dr. Samer Kudsi Belgium Board Dermatology & Venereology American Hospital Dubai.............................377 6958 Dr. Syed Shah, Specialist Dermatologist Dr. Roula Amer, Specialist Dermatologist

LITHOTRIPSY - ESWL Removal of Kidney Stones without surgery Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr. Abbara....................268 5333 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Dr. M. Istrabadi MD, FRCS, American Board of Urology Dr. Khairallah Al Hussaini MD, FRCS (Glas.) Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 102

LASER VEIN REMOVAL Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Laser Vein removal, Sclerotherapy, Surgery Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeirah Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C...............345 4000 Dr. Mrs. Masa Lekic Laser Therapist LASER WARTS Al Rustom’s Medical and Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeirah Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 LASIK (REFRACTIVE SURGERY) Al Zahra Private Medical Centre................331 5000 LEARNING DISABILITIES Human Relations Institute............................365 8498 LIP ENLARGEMENT Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeirah Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 Dr. Ashok Govila.....................................050 617 2630 Consultant Plastic Surgeon, FRCS (UK), MS, MCh (Plastic Surgery), Lifeline Medical Center JBR / Dubai Marina - 04 399 1119

LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE Get on Track............380 5569 / Fax No…....380 5579 Semir Bakija BSc, MLD Therapist Nora Straeter BSc, MLD Therapist Elena Stefaniu BSc, MLD Therapist MAINTENANCE TASKforce Technical Services......................800 8275 MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENING Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6642 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 124 MARRIAGE & FAMILY COUNSELLING Human Relations Institute............................365 8498 MASSAGES (also see Aromatherapy) eSSensuals Aromatherapy Centre................344 8776 Golden Crown Massage Centre Dubai Marina….…….............395 0905 / 056 747 4560 Al Barsha................................422 1147 / 056 694 5202 Lotus Wellness Spa, Dubai Marina.…......….440 2805 Top Medical Center........................................394 5596 MEDITATIVE ARTS Illuminations Well-being Center, JLT...........448 7043 Email: info@illuminationsworld.com Self empowerment workshops, healing & meditation Twin Hearts Meditation..............368 8067 / 368 8104 Fax: 368 8121; Email: phfdubai@emirates.net.ae MEMBERSHIP Marah Party Town....................................06 506 7744 CONNECTOR 17

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LIPOSUCTION Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeirah Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C...............345 4000 Dr. Zoran Lekic Specialist Plastic Surgeon Cocoona Aesthetic Transformation Centre...394 1090 Dr. Ashok Govila.....................................050 617 2630 Consultant Plastic Surgeon, FRCS (UK), MS, MCh (Plastic Surgery), Lifeline Medical Center JBR / Dubai Marina - 04 399 1119

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American Hospital Dubai.............................377 6958 Dr. Syed Shah, Specialist Dermatologist Dr. Roula Amer, Specialist Dermatologist Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C...............345 4000 Dr. Mrs. Masa Lekic Laser Therapist Cocoona Aesthetic Transformation Centre..394 1090 Cooper Dermatology Clinic....................…..346 6671 Sidra Zia, U.S. Laser Technician CosmeSurge, Dubai - Jumeirah......................344 5915 CosmeSurge, Dubai - Marina ........................447 1777 www.CosmeSurge.com the DentalSPA.........395 2005 / www.thedentalspa.org


MODEL AGENCIES SO Famous..........................................................451 9160 NAIL STUDIOS The Nail Beautique............................................348 1888 NATUROPHATIC MEDICINE Synergy Integrated Medical Centre.................348 5452 Dr. Parviz Rashvand NEPHROLOGY Kidney Diseases Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.....................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 Dr. Adil M. Al-Rawi MBChB, M.R.C.P Dr. Sameh El Sayed MBCh Internal Medicine American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6553 Dr. Fahed Kouli, Specialist Nephrologist Dr. V. Khalili, Specialist Nephrologist Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 256 NEURO-LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING (NLP) Beryl Comar MA, MEd, MNLP, CHt...............050 655 4523 Gold Master Trainer, Trainer of the Year 2007 NLP Coach Confidential, www.changeassociates.ae Global NLP………….......….......…........…050 474 5613 Trainers personally 'highly recommended' by NLP coFounder, Dr Richard Bandler. Only international Society of NLP Licensed Centre in UAE. Individual coaching & NLP Practitioner & Master Practitioner-Coach courses. info@transforminst.com Matrix Consulting (Training)…….....................343 2555 NLP Certification programs, Time Line Therapy®, Hypnosis, NLP Coaching NEURO-MUSCULAR/ REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPIST Osteopathic Health Centre.............................................. ..................................................348 7366/ 288 8525 / 423 2096 Naomi Cassrels Dip NMT, MT (NZ) NEURO-REHABILITATION Neuro Spinal Hospital.....................315 7711 / 315 7758 Dr. Abdul Karim Msaddi Dr. Kaydar M. Al-Chalabi NEURO SURGERY Brain and Spine Surgery American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6629 Dr. K. Shunnar, Consultant Neurosurgeon Dr. P. Bhattathiri, Specialist Neurosurgeon Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Dubai.....376 8400 Dr. Hassan Kadri, Consultant Neurological Surgeon Neuro Spinal Hospital.....................315 7711 / 315 7758 Dr. Abdul Karim Msaddi Dr. Ahmed Bitar Dr. Karim Ben Hammodah 18 CONNECTOR

Dr. Sebouh Kassis Dr. Tarek El Madhoun Dr. Catalin Majer NEUROLOGIST Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Dr. Harith Hamdan MBChB, DCN (Neurology) University of London (UK) Dr. A. K. Sharma MD (Medicine), DM (Neurology), FRSM (Neuro) UK Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. Abdullah Haroon MD, Diplomate American Board of Neurology Dr. Sharmila Changkakoti MBBS, MD, DM American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6893 Dr. Mohd. Ismail, Specialist Neurologist Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Dr. Khalid Al Saffar Specialist Neurologist GNC, German Neuroscience Center............429 8578 www.gncdubai.com Medcare Hospital, Dubai......................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Amin Abdullah Al Shawabkeh, Specialist Neurologist Neuro Spinal Hospital.............….315 7877 / 315 7876 Dr. Sarmed Al Fahad Dr. Sarmad Al Shammaa NEUROPHYSIOLOGY Neuro Spinal Hospital..................315 7877 / 315 7876 Dr. Sarmed Al Fahad NUCLEAR MEDICINE Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Dr. Shekhar V. Shikare MBBS,DRM,DNB (Nuc.Med.) American Board Certified Nuclear Cardiologist American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6643 Dr. Shah Numani, Consultant NM/PET-CT NURSERY (PRIVATE) See Schools Aga Khan Early Learning Centre................336 7676 http://www.agakhanschools.org/akelc/ Basateen Pre-School Centre.....................06 506 7717 British Orchard Nursery, Bur Dubai............398 3536 Jumeirah..........395 3570, Sharjah...............06 522 6710 Abu Dhabi............02 445 9892 / 3 website: www.britishorchardnursery.com Cocoon Nursery, Jumeira 3...........................394 9394 Foundation Stage 1 level www.cocoonnursery.com Emirates British Nursery, Mirdif..................288 9222 Umm Sequim.....348 9996, Motorcity.......056 179 7744 First Steps Nursery Montessori.....348 6301 / 348 6302 www.firststepsdubai.com Hopscotch Nursery, Al Manara, Jumeirah 2...328 2225/6 Timings: 7-8am, 8-12.30pm, 2pm, 6pm Age: 4mths- 4+yrs Hummingbirds Early Learning Centre........370 0449


OBESITY MANAGEMENT Abuhammour Medical Centre......................363 5353 Al Taie Center for Laparoscopic & Obesity Surgery ……………....……………………….....…….342 1999 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Mirdif Center for Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, Uptown Mirdif Dubai…………............……..255 9297 Fadi Shkour - Occupational Therapist Neuro Spinal Hospital...................................315 7834 Anita Sanjay Bhatia Andrea Marciniak Safe Center for Autism & Asperger's Syndrome....... …………............…....………394 6411 / 050 451 6363 ONCOLOGY / HEMATOLOGY Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6369 Dr. Maroun Khoury, Consultant Oncologist Dr. Faraz Khan, Consultant Oncologist

OPHTHALMOLOGISTS Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah............06 561 9999 Dr. Niaz A. Khan FRCS (Ire.) Dr. Sandip Mitra FRCS (Edin.), FRCOphth. (UK) Dr. Nazimul Hussain MBBS, MS, DNB, Fellow vitreoretinal diseases American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6450 Dr. Nadim Habash, Sp. Ophthalmologist Dr. Ammar Safar, Sp. Ophthalmologist Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Dr. Samir Jamal Specialist Opthalmic Surgeon Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 230 Dr. Lama Toufiq Sharbek, Specialist Ophthalmologist Dr. Mohamed El Zawahry, Specialist Ophthalmologist Moorfields Eye Hospital, Dubai....................429 7888 Vitreoretinal, Corneal, Refractive, Oculoplastic Surgery Dr. Chris Canning FRCS, FRCOphth, MRCP, FCP Dr. Edmondo Borasio Med CBQ Ophth, FEBO Dr. Andrea Sciscio MD, FRCOphth Dr. Renata A. Puertas, MD, CBO, AMRCOpth Dr. Clare Roberts, MA (Cantab), BM BCh (Oxon),FRCOphth. Dr. Edoardo Zinicola, MD Dr. Jana Sheqem, MD Synergy Integrated Medical Centre.............348 5452 ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEON British Dental Clinic......................................342 1318 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 230 Dr. Hani Abdul Salam, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon ORTHODONTISTS Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. Edgard Irany DDS, MS, CES (France). American Dental Clinic, Dubai....344 0668 / 800TEETH Dr. John F Lohse, Orthodontist Trained & Board Certified USA Orthodontic Care for Adults & Children. British Dental Clinic......................................342 1318 Dr. Y.S. Tosun, DDS, MS. PhD, Orthodontist. Charly PolyClinic.................337 9191 / 050 213 9191 Dr. Joseph Varghese, Specialist Dentist Orthodontics MS (USA) American Board Certified Cocoona Aesthetic Transformation Centre...394 1090 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Prem Nanda, Orthodontist & Implantologist ORTHOPAEDISTS Abuhamour Medical Center.........................363 5353 CONNECTOR 19

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NUTRITIONISTS Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 226 Mr. Mohamed El Syed El Falahgi, Dietitian

OPEN MRI SCREENING Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 124

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Jebel Ali Village Nurseries JBR Branch ................................................424 3791 / 2 Umm Suqeim 3.......................348 6720 / 056 747 8133 Meadows Branch.............................................422 4222 Arabian Ranches Branch................................ 368 9882 Lakes………………………....................……454 8404 www.jebelalinursery.com Jumeirah International Nurseries Al Safa branch (www.jinspire.com)................394 5567 Al Wasl branch (www.jinschools.com)...........349 9065 Kid's Island Nursery, Jumeira 3....394 2578 / 79 / 80 Infant & Nursery level www.kidsislandnursery.com Ladybird Nursery..........................................344 1011 From 18 mos.- 4 1/2 years. Timings: 8am-12.30pm Learning Land Nursery Mirdif.....................454 2082 New Safa Nursery..........................................342 9575 www.safanurseriesdubai.ae; newsafa@eim.ae Rising Stars Nursery, www.rsn.ae.................348 8805 Timings: 8:30am-12:30pm, 2pm, 3pm Ages: 6mths - 4 yrs Safa Kindergarten Nursery School..............344 3878 www.safanurseriesdubai.ae; safakgn@eim.ae Salam Nursery................................................267 9594 website: www.alsalamschool.sch.ae email: salam.nursery@gmail.com Seashells Nursery at Al Barsha....................341 3404 www.seashellsnursery.com Small Steps Nursery Mirdif..........................288 3347 Email: smallstepsnursery@hotmail.com Step by Step Nursery School........................447 3445 Tender Love and Care (TLC).......................367 1636 www.tenderloveandcare.com Tiny Home Montessori Nursery...................346 5240 Fax no. 346 5250; www.tiny-home.com Email: tinyhome.dubai@gmail.com


Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.....................331 5000 Dr. Kerim A. Attara, FRCS (Eng.), FRCS (Edin.) Dr. Deepak Bhatia, FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Glas.) Dr. Shoaib Farooq Mughal MBBS, MRCSEd (UK), FRCS (Ire) Dr. Mujeeb Shaik MBBS, MS (Ortho) FRCS (Ed.) FRCS (Trauma & Ortho) UK Dr. Mohamed Fouad Abdulatif MD (Ortho & Trauma), MS (Ortho & Trauma) American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6553 Dr. H. Vanderschmidt, Sp. Ortho Surgeon Dr. Volker Henning, Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Ghazwan Maki, Sp. Orthopedics Dr. Tarek Abuzakuk, Orthopedic Surgeon Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C....................345 4000 Dr. Tabet al Sadek Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital......800-352 Dr. Kutaiba Salman, Orthopaedic Surgeon Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Dubai..376 8400 Dr. Chris Whately, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Imtiaz Hashmi, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Anwar Sadath, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Barry McKillop, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Lucia Heras-Garcia, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon. Dr. Maan Taba, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Salman Farrukh Hameed, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Azzam Fayyad, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Nikola Vagic, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Neuro Spinal Hospital.....................315 7761 / 315 7814 Dr. Matthias Honl Dr. Hans Fuchs Dr. Hussam Abdul Kader Right Medical Centre, Sharjah….................06 555 1575 Dr. Arvind Salian - Sp. “A” Orthopedic Surgeon ORTHOTICS Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic..349 6333 Kersten Elliott, Chiropodist / Podiatrist (UK) OSTEOPATH Osteopathic Health Centre..348 7366/ 288 8525 / 423 2096 Malcolm Gregory, D.O Russell Hill, B Sc. (Hons) Ost Aziza Zubeidi, B Sc. (Hons) Osteopathy (UK) Lauren Whalan, B Sc. Osteopathy, M. Ost (AUS) Bassam Husain, D.O. (France) Saiqa Rizwani, Registered Osteopath / Dorn Therapist Cristina Mesquita, Osteopath William Lenihan, Osteopath PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 230 Dr. Lubab Jassim Mohammed, Paedodontist PAEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY Al Rustom’s Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeirah Plaza, Dubai www.skin-and-laser.com......................................349 8800 20 CONNECTOR

PAEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah…......06 561 9999 Dr. Kowshik Gupta FRCPCH (UK), MRCPCH (UK), CCT (Paediatrics), MBBS PAEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY / HEMATOLOGY American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6369 Dr. N. Mahgoub, Cons. Pediatric Onc/Hem PAEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON Neuro Spinal Hospital..................315 7761 / 315 7814 Dr. Matthias Honl PAEDIATRIC SURGERY Dr. Jaouni, Wasfi, FRCS Ed, FACS...............295 0660 Consultant Paediatric Surgeon General Paediatric Surgery & Paediatric Urology PAEDIATRIC UROLOGY Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr. Abbara.....................268 5333 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. M. Istrabadi MD, FRCS, American Board of Urology PAEDIATRICIAN Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Dr. Mohd. Amir Tuleimat MD, C.H.S. Ped. Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. M. Aslam Kazi DCH, MCPS, FRCPCH (UK) Dr. Randa M. Bushnaq DCH, MRCP (UK) Dr. Fuad Z. Khan MRCPCH (UK), DCH, CCST (Paed) Dr. Nisha Soares MD, DNB, DCH,MRCPCH(UK) Dr. Emad El Shafie MBBCh, Masters of Paediatrics Dr. Sameh Ali MD, Paediatrics Dr. Allaud Din MBBS, DCH (Dublin), MRCPCH (UK), MRCP (Ire.) Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Mohammed Specialist Pediatrician Dr. Wasfi Jaouni Consultant Pediatric Surgeon Dr. Mazen Pediatric Speciality Clinic Motor City....374 6862 / 055 514 8114 / 050 644 8862 Medgate Center (Jumeirah)...395 2575 / 050 644 8862 Dr. Mazen Abou Chaaban, Consultant Paediatrician & Pediatric Nephrologist. E: drmazen@drmazenpediatric.com Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital...800-352 Dr. Ayman Jundi , Specialist Paediatric Surgeon Dr. Olusola Adeola (Shola), Specialist Peadiatrics Dr. Azam Fard, Specialist Peadiatrics Medcare Hospital, Dubai….............….407 9101 / 119 Dr. Shahid Gauhar, Specialist Neonatologist Dr. S. M Anees, Specialist Paediatrician Dr. Indira Tahmiscija Bakija, Specialist Paediatrician Dr. Hisham Maree Khalil, Specialist Paediatrician Dr. Mario Patricolo, Specialist Paediatric Surgeon Medical Specialist Center - ALBARSHA.......340 9495 Dr Omid Samadian, Specialist Pediatrician


PAEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY Dr. Mazen Pediatric Speciality Clinic Motor City....374 6862 / 055 514 8114 / 050 644 8862 Medgate Center (Jumeirah)...395 2575 / 050 644 8862 Dr. Mazen Abou Chaaban, Consultant Paediatrician & Pediatric Nephrologist. E: drmazen@drmazenpediatric.com PAEDIATRICS Treatment of all childhood illness; Assessment of growth and development; Immunisation; Kidney diseases in children and bedwetting. American Hospital Dubai.............................377 6488 Dr. Abed Aydin, Specialist Pediatrician Dr. Omer Ahmed, Consultant Pediatrician Dr. S. Kalyanasundaram, Specialist Pediatrician Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital...800-352

PARENTING Human Relations Institute...........................365 8498 PARTY SOLUTIONS Crash-in-Castles LLC............................050 652 4769 PARTY SUPPLIES Party Zone......................................................344 8464 Party Universe...............................................380 4848 Dubai's Boutique Party Shop. Located at Building 5, Gold & Diamond park, opposite apple seeds www.partyuniverse.ae PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE American Hospital Dubai.............................377 6139 Dr. Aaron Han, Consultant Pathologist Dr. Naseer Ahmad, Consultant Pathologist Dr. Kadria Syed, Specialist Pathologist PERIODONTOLOGY (Gum Treatment) Al Zahra Private Medical Centre................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 British Dental Clinic.....................................342 1318 Dr. Mehnaz Kamali, Periodontist BDS, MFDS, M Clint Dent (Periodontics) KCL MRD (Perio) RCSED, CCST (UK) Dubai London Clinic Dental Centre...........378 2921 Dr. Geoffrey Sharpe, BDS MFDS RCPS MSc MRD (Perio) RCSEd

PET ACCESSORIES Pets Oasis-Pet Store & Grooming Parlour.07 244 5767 Petz Plaza - Mega Pet Store & Shop.....050 871 7072 www.dubaipetstore.com PET CARE SERVICES Homely Petz....................050 871 7072 / 050 871 7073 www.homelypetz.com, info@homelypetz.com Pet sitting, dog training, on-line pet store. PET GROOMING Al Zubair Animal Care.....06 743 5988, 050 647 6487 www.azacuae.com Pets Habitat, Barsha......................................341 8085 Pets for sale, please call us or visit www.petshabitat.com Poshpaws Kennels & Cattery................050 273 0973 Shampooch Mobile Grooming, Salon, Daycare & Boutique Hotel..............................340 0507 / 344 9868 www.shampooch.ae, email: info@shampooch.ae PET RELOCATION Al Zubair Animal Care.......06 743 5988, 050 647 6487 www.azacuae.com Animal Care Centre................................050 646 7792 www.animalcarecentre.biz Pets Oasis ..www.petsoasisuae.com...........06 766 2397 IPATA & AATA. PHYSIOTHERAPIST Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic...349 6333 Get on Track............380 5569 / Fax No….....380 5579 Semir Bakija BSc, Physiotherapist Nora Straeter Bsc, Physiotherapist Elena Stefaneu Bsc, Physiotherapist Medcare Hospital, Dubai ....................407 9101 / 226 Ms. Kusum Jham, Physiotherapist Ms. Abroo K Malik, Physiotherapist Ms. Omnia Mahdi El Ansary, Physiotherapist Ms. Aparna Taneja, BPT Ms. Katha Upadhyay, BPT Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Dubai..376 8400 Dr. Hussam Touma, Specialist Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Mirdif Center for Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, Uptown Mirdif Dubai……..…..............……..255 9297 Wasim Labban - MSc. Physiotherapist Shereen Hassam - Physiotherapist Adriana Nel - Physiotherapist Nirvana Ramharakh - Physiotherapist Gladys Zara - Physiotherapist Neuro Spinal Hospital....................................315 7834 Binil Pillai, Fariba Fattahi, Miraline M. Castillo, Kelly Blane, Maureen M. Martin, Kate Booth, Andrzej Andrew Sulimierski, Anne Katherine Gue, Richie Gue, Elisabeth Palmquist CONNECTOR 21

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PAIN MANAGEMENT Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeirah Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah….....06 561 9999 Dr. Ali Ismail Aziz MBChB, D.A, MRCA (UK), FRCA (UK) Wooridul Spine Centre………….......….….304 6767

PEST CONTROL SERVICES Jumeirah Pest Control Services....................396 4721

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DUBAI DINING DIRECTORY AFRO - PORTUGUESE Nando’s (Peri-Peri), Al Rigga Road .....................2211992 Nando’s (Peri-Peri), Arabian Center......................2845678 Nando’s (Peri-Peri), Delivery Hotline ...............600542525 Nando’s (Peri-Peri), Dubai Mall............................4340190 Nando’s (Peri-Peri), Shk. Zayed Rd. .....................3212000 Nando’s (Peri-Peri), The Greens ...........................3608080 Nando’s (Peri-Peri), Downtown Burj Khalifa .......4224882 AL FRESCO Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi..........................3993333 Beach Bar and Grill, The One & Only ................3999999 Capanna Nuova, Dubai Marine Beach Resort .......3461111 Dhow & Anchor, Jumeirah Beach Hotel................3480000 Luciano's, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa ...............3995000 Medzo, Wafi Pyramids .........................................3244100 Meridien Village Terrace, Le Meridien Dubai .....2824040 Pierchic, Al Qasr Hotel ..........................................3668888 QD's, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club...................2956000 Rooftop Terrace, Movenpick Hotel ......................3366000 Seville's, Wafi ......................................................3247300 Sho Cho's, Dubai Marine Beach Resort..................3461111 Thai Bistro, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa ...3461111 The Boardwalk, Dubai Creek & Yacht Club ........2956000 The Irish Village, Aviation Club ...........................2824750 The Meat Company, Souk Madinat Jumeirah.......3686040 AMERICAN Asado, The Palace, The Old Town Dubai...............4287888 Beyond El Rancho, Marco Polo Hotel ..................2720000 Billy Blues, Chelsea Plaza Hotel ............................3982272 Boston Bar, Jumeirah Rotana Hotel ......................3455888 Chilli's, BurJuman...................................................3522900 Chilli's, City Centre.................................................2959559 Chilli's, Garhoud .....................................................2828484 Chilli's, Internet City...............................................3901495 Chilli's, Jumeirah.....................................................3441300 Fuddruckers, Opposite India Palace .....................2827771 Go West, Jumeirah Beach Hotel ............................3480000 Henry J Beans, Capitol Hotel ...............................3458350 Jambase, Souk Madinat Jumeirah ..........................3666730 Johnny Rockets ......................................................3682339 Johnny Rockets, Dubai Mall .................................4341526 Johnny Rockets, Mall of the Emirates...................3412380 Johnny Rockets, Opp. Jumeirah Centre ................3447859 La Parilla, Jumeirah Beach Hotel .........................4068999 Loca, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa ...............3461111 Manhattan Grill, Grand Hyatt Hotel ....................3171234 Maria Bonita's Taco Shop .....................................8853188 Planet Hollywood, Wafi City ................................3244777 Ponderosa Steakhouse ..........................................2953527 Roadster Diner .......................................................4243983 Rock Bottom Café, Regent Palace Hotel...............3963888 TGI Friday's, Crowne Plaza Hotel .......................3318010 ARABIC / LEBANESE Abdulwahab & Abdulwahab, Souk al Bahar 4230988 / 89 Ahlan Lounge, Arabian Courtyard ........................3519111


Japengo, Dubai Mall...............................................4341433 Japengo, Mall of the Emirates ................................3411671 Japengo, Palm Strip ................................................3454979 Japengo, Sheikh Zayed Road .................................3435028 Japengo, Souk Madinat Jumeirah...........................3686575 Lotus One, Convention Tower................................3293200 Mun Chi, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa ................3995000 Noshi Noshi, Opposite Jumeirah Beach Park ........3443377 Toshi Grand Millenium Dubai, TECOM ..............429 9999 White Orchid, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa .........8836000 AUSTRALIAN Yalumba, Le Meridien Dubai ................................2170000 BAR FOOD Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi..........................3993333 Belgian Beer Café, Crowne Plaza ..........................7012222 Belgian Beer Café, Grand Millenium Dubai, TECOM........ ................................................................................429 9999 Bussola, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi .........................3993333 Carters, Wafi City..................................................3240000 Cin Cin, Fairmont Hotel ........................................3118316 Harry's Place, Renaissance Dubai Hotel .............2625555 Harvesters, Crown Plaza Dubai..............................3311111 Jambase, Souk Madinat Jumeirah ..........................3668888 La Casa del Habano ..............................................3303308 Left Bank, Souk al Bahar .......................................3684501 Oscar's Vine Society, Crowne Plaza Dubai............3311111 QD's, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club...................2956000 The Agency, Souk Madinat Jumeirah ....................3666730 The Cellar, Century Village....................................2829333 The Terrace, Park Hyatt .......................................6021234 Trader Vic's, Mai Tail Lounge, Al Fattan Tower ...3998993 Trader Vic's, Souk Madinat Jumeirah ...................3665646 Vintage, Wafi ........................................................3244100 BRITISH Barzar, Souk Madinat Jumeirah .............................3666730 Fish & Chips Room ..............................................4270443 Rhodes Mezzanine, Grosvenor House Hotel ........3998888 Rivington Grill, Souk al Bahar .............................4230903 The Plaice, Century Village ...................................2868233 BUFFET Bamboo Lagoon, JW Marriott Hotel ....................6077977 Beachcombers, Jumeirah Beach Hotel...................4068999 Dunes Café, Shangri-La Hotel ...............................3438888 Dusit Delicatessen, Dusit Thani Hotel ..................3433333 Flavours on Two, Towers Rotana Hotel ................3438000 Market Place, JW Marriott Hotel...........................2624444 Meridien Village, Le Meridien Dubai ...................2824040 Spectrum on One, Fairmont Hotel ........................3325555 Spice Island, Renaissance Dubai Hotel .................2625555 Tahiti, Polynesian, Metropolitan Palace Hotel .....2270000 CHINESE Chimes Restaurant...................................................3234211 China Sea, Al Maktoum Street ..............................2959816 China Times, Jumeirah Plaza .................................3442930 Chinese Pavillion, Jumeira Beach Centre .............3444432 Chopstix, Marco Polo Hotel ..................................2720000 Da Shi Dai ..............................................................4264636 28 CONNECTOR

Duck King, Beach Park Plaza Centre ....................3428041 Dynasty, Ramada Hotel, Bur Dubai .......................3519999 Emperor, Capitol Hotel, Satwa...............................3460111 Golden Dragon Restaurant, Internet City.............3911480 Golden Dragon Restauran, Jebel Ali Free Zone ..8815242 Hukama, The Address Downtown..........................4368888 Lan Kwai-Fong, Opposite Movenpick Hotel ........3353680 Long Yin, Le Meridien Dubai ................................2824040 Mandarin Tree Restaurant ...................................4475022 Mini Chinese, Al Diyafah Street ...........................3459976 Noodle Bowl ...........................................................3453381 Peacock, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort ............3995533 RED Lounge Terrace, Raffles Dubai ....................3248888 Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel ...........................3438888 Summer Place, Metropolitan Palace Hotel ...........3430000 The China Club, Radisson Blu Hotel ....................2057333 The Noble House, Raffles Hotel ...........................3149888 Zheng He's, Madinat Jumeirah...............................3668888 Zyng Asian Grill, Ibn Battuta Mall ....................3669808 EGYPTIAN Dar ElKamar ..................................800 elkamar (3552627) Dubai Marina, Dorrabay Boardwalk FILIPINO Barrio Fiesta, Bur Juman .....................................3594158 Delmon ....................................................................3369561 Kabalen Restaurant ..............................................3978839 FRENCH Bistro Domino, Deira City Centre........................2925000 Bistro Madeleine, Intercontinental Hotel ...............7011111 Café Chic, Le Meridien Dubai ..............................2824040 Entrecôte Café de Paris, Al Khaleej Hotel ...........2231000 Le Classique, Emirates Golf Club .........................3802222 Margaux, Souk Al Bahar ........................................4397555 P2, Souk Madinat Jumeirah.....................................3666730 Reflets Par Pierre Gagnaire ..................................7011111 Rive Gauche, The Address Dubai Marina..............4367777 Rostang, The French Brasserie, Atlantis.................4262626 Signatures, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa ...............8836000 St. Tropez Bistro, Century Village ......................2869029 Traiteur, Park Hyatt Hotel .....................................3172222 Verre, Hilton Dubai Creek .....................................2127551 FRIDAY BRUNCHES Al Muna, Mina A'Salam Hotel ..............................3666730 Al Qasr Hotel..........................................................3666730 Al Samadi Café ......................................................4329520 Amwaj, Shangri-la Hotel ........................................4052703 Anise, Intercontinental Hotel ...................................7011111 Aquara Restaurant & Lounge..............................3627900 Bamboo Lagoon, JW Marriott Hotel ....................6077977 Beachcombers, Jumeirah Beach Hotel...................4068999 Belgian Beer Café, Crowne Plaza ..........................7012222 Benjarong, Dusit Dubai .........................................3433333 Bice Mare, Souk Al Bahar ......................................4230982 Boston Bar, Jumeirah Rotana Hotel ......................3455888 Boulvar, Radisson Blu Hotel ..................................2227171 Brasserie, Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa ....3165550 Carters, Wafi City..................................................3240000


Der Keller, The Jumeirah Beach Hotel ...................3480000 Hofbrauhaus, JW Marriott Hotel ..........................6077977 GREEK Elia, Majestic Hotel Tower......................................5012692 INDIAN Aangan, Dhow Palace Hotel...................................3599992 Al Shindagah, Metropolitan Palace Hotel .............2270000 Antique Bazaar, Four Points Sheraton .................3977444 Aryaas, Nakheel Building.......................................3355776 Asha's, Wafi Pyramids ..........................................3244100 Ashaya (Karama) ....................................................3365339 Ashiana, Sheraton Dubai Creek..............................2071733 Barbecue Delights, Movenpick Hotel ....................3490711 Bollywood Café, Regal Plaza Hotel ......................3556633 Bombay By The Bay, The Walk ............................4297979 Calicut Paragon......................................................3358700 Casa Goa, Palm Beach Rotana Inn ........................3931999 Chutney's Movenpick Hotel ................................3104340 Coconut Grove, Rydges Plaza Hotel, ....................3983800 Dakshin, Lotus Hotel ............................................2278888 D'Fusion, Grandeur Hotel ...................................3418777 Dhadkhan, Carlton Tower Hotel ...........................2227111 Dhamaal, Seashell Inn Hotel .................................3934777 Gazebo, Kuwait Street ............................................3958555 Govindas, Palace Hotel ..........................................3960088 Handi, Palace Hotel ...............................................2113020 Haveli, Imperial Suites Hotel .................................3515100 Indego, Grosvenor House Hotel ...........................3998888 India House, Al Hisn Street, Bur Dubai ................3526006 India Palace Restaurant, Al Garhoud ..................2869600 India Palace Restaurant, Ibn Battuta Mall ...........3685567 Indian Pavillion, Spinney's Centre, Um Suqueim .3941483 Iz, Grand Hyatt Dubai .............................................3172222 Jashan, White Crown Building, Shk. Zayed Rd ....3320202 Kamat, Kuwait Street .............................................3595441 Kebab Korner, Highland City Hotel .....................3938538 Keva, Nasr Leisureland ...........................................3344159 Khazana, Al Nasr Leisureland................................3360061 Manvaar..................................................................3368332 Masala Craft, Century Village ...............................2829626 Masala, Jumeirah Bab Al Shams ...........................8096100 Mercurries ..............................................................3700737 Mithaas, Rolla Road ...............................................3591300 Mohanlal's Taste Buds, Fish Market, Karama ......3362001 Mumtaz Mahal, Arabian Court Hotel ...................3519111 Nalukettu, Grand Hotel, Al Ghusais ......................2632555 Nina, The One & Only Royal Mirage ....................3999999 Options ....................................................................3293293 Paratha King, Next to Baskin Robins....................3979110 Planet Bollywood, Royal Ascot Hotel....................3558500 Qureshi's Kebab & Kurry, Country Club Hotel .3988840 Rasoi, Coral Deira, Dubai .....................................2248587 Spice Café, Town Centre Shopping Mall, .............3499951 Spice Lounge, Al Ghazal Mall ..............................3453365 Sukh Sagar, Trade Centre Road ............................3967222 Tandoori, Ibn Battuta Mall ....................................4233855 The Bombay, Marco Polo Hotel ..........................2720000 CONNECTOR 29

D U BAI DI N I N G DI RECTO RY

Certo, Radisson Blu Hotel .....................................3669111 Choices, Al Bustan Rotana......................................2820000 Cucina, Courtyard by Marriott ...............................8852222 Dakshin, Lotus Hotel ............................................2278888 Double Decker, Al Murooj Rotana .......................3211111 Esca, Qamardeen Hotel ..........................................4285923 Ewaan, The Palace, Old Town Dubai .....................4287888 Fazaris, The Address Downtown ..........................4368888 Fibber Magee's ......................................................3322400 Focaccia, Hyatt Regency Hotel ..............................3172222 Glasshouse Brasserie, Hilton Dubai Creek ..........2127551 Grand Grill, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa............3994221 Hofbrauhaus, JW Marriott Hotel ..........................6077977 Icon Bar & Lounge, Radisson Blu Hotel ..............3669111 Latitude, Jumeirah Beach Hotel ............................4068999 Legends Steakhouse, Creek Golf & Yacht Club ...2956000 Locker Room, Golden Tulip...................................3417750 Mango Tree, Souk Al Bahar ...................................4267313 Market Café, Grand Hyatt Dubai...........................3172222 Market Place, JW Marriott Hotel...........................6077009 Marrakech, Shangri-La Hotel ................................4052703 Mays El-Reem, JW Marriott Hotel ........................6077009 Momotaro, Souk Al Bahar......................................4257976 More ........................................................................2830224 More, Al Murooj Rotana.........................................3433779 More, Gold & Diamond Park..................................3234350 Nelson's, Media Rotana Hotel, Tecom....................4350000 Nineteen, The Address Montgomerie .....................3905600 Oceana Restaurant, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah..........3182540 Olive Tree, Flora Creek Hotel.................................2943532 Palm Garden, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort ...3995533 Planet Hollywood ...................................................3244100 Player's Lounge, Country Club Hotel....................3988840 Prego's Media Rotana Hotel, Tecom ....................4350000 Rock Bottom Café, Regent Palace Hotel...............3963888 Saffron, Atlantis ......................................................4262626 Sezzam, Kempinski Hotel ......................................4095999 Spectrum on One, Fairmont Hotel ........................3118316 Spendido, Ritz Carlton............................................3994000 Spice Island, Renaissance Dubai Hotel .................2625555 Thai Chi, Wafi ......................................................3244100 Thai Kitchen, Park Hyatt Hotel .............................3172222 The Atrium, Grand Millennium Hotel ..................4299999 The Cellar, Century Village....................................2829333 The Conservatory, Emirates Golf Club.................3802222 The Med, Media One Hotel ...................................4271000 The Observatory, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel..3194000 The Terrace, Deira Hotel .......................................2688888 The Warehouse, Le Meridien Dubai .....................2170000 Thyme, Oasis Beach Tower ....................................3154200 Traiteur, Park Hyatt Hotel .....................................3172222 Waxy O'Conner's, The Ascot Hotel .....................3520900 Westin Hotel ..........................................................5117136 Yalumba, Le Meridien Dubai ................................2170000 Zuma ......................................................................4255660 GERMAN Brauhaus, Jumeirah Rotana Hotel .........................3455888


The Kebab Connection, Gold Swiss-Belhotel .....3019888 The Rupee Room, Marina Walk .........................3905755 The Spice Club, Le Meridien Fairway ..................6085000 Zaika, Al Marooj Rotana ........................................3211111 INTERNATIONAL Al Dawaar, Hyatt Regency Dubai ..........................3172222 Al Nafoorah, Coral Deira, Dubai .........................2248587 Al Samar Lounge, Souk Madinat Jumeirah...........3668888 Anise, Intercontinental Hotel ...................................7011111 Arboretum, Souq Madinat Jumeirah......................3668888 Armoury Lounge, Souq Madinat Jumeirah ...........3668888 Aspen Café, Kempinski Hotel, MOE ....................3413600 Aspen Café, Kempinski Hotel, MOE ....................4095999 Atrium, Capitol Hotel, Bur Dubai ..........................3460111 Bab Al Yam, Burj Al Arab Hotel ...........................3017777 Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi ........................3993333 Baywatch, Sheraton Jumeirah Hotel ......................3995533 Blue Orange, Westin Hotel.....................................3994141 Boulvar, Radisson Blu Hotel .................................2057333 Bussola, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi.........................3993333 Café Insignia, Ramada Hotel ................................3519999 Cascades, The Fairmont Hotel ...............................3325555 Celebrities, The One & Only Royal Mirage, ........3999999 Choices, Al Bustan Rotana......................................2820000 Da Gama, Century Village ....................................2823636 Dar ElKamar ..................................800 elkamar (3552627) Elements Café Restaurant, Wafi City...................3244252 Ember, The Address Dubai Mall ............................4388888 Epicure ....................................................................6029333 Evory Lounge, Kempinski Hotel, .........................3413600 Fazaris, The Address Downtown ...........................4368888 Flavours on Two, Towers Rotana Hotel ................3438000 Flavours on Two, Towers Rotana Hotel ................3438000 Fountain, Movenpick Hotel ...................................3366000 Glasshouse Brasserie, Hilton Dubai Creek ...........2271111 Glasshouse Brasserie, Hilton Dubai Creek ..........2127551 Inferno Grill, Marina Walk ....................................3689193 Jeema, Hatta Fort Hotel, Hatta................................8523211 K Grill, Kempinski Hotel .......................................4095999 Kaleidoscope, The Palm .........................................4262626 Khaymat Al Bahar, Souk Madinat Jumeirah ........3668888 La Baie, Ritz Carlton .............................................3994000 La Cite, City Centre Hotel, Deira ...........................2941222 La Fontana, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa .............8836000 La Marguerite, Carlton Tower Dubai ...................2227111 Latitude, Jumeirah Beach Hotel ............................3480000 Le Gourmand, Ibis Hotel ......................................3324444 Le Rendevouz, Taj Palace Hotel ...........................2232222 Market Café, Grand Hyatt Dubai...........................3172222 Mazina, The Address Dubai Marina .......................4367777 Oceana, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah .............................3991111 Pisces, Souk Madinat Jumeirah...............................3668888 Planet Hollywood, Wafi.........................................3244100 Rhodes Mezzanine, Grosvenor House Hotel ........3998888 Saffron, Atlantis ......................................................4262626 Salmontini, Mall of the Emirates ...........................3410222 SeaBreeze, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort .......3995555 Senses, Gold Swiss - Belhotel Dubai ....................3019888 30 CONNECTOR

Shoo Fee Ma Fee, Souk Madinat Jumeirah............3668888 Spectrum on One, Fairmont Hotel ........................3118316 Tang, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi ...........................3993333 Teatro, Towers Rotana Hotel .................................3438000 The 25th, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa ................3995000 The Boardwalk, Dubai Creek & Yacht Club ........2956000 The Explorer, Marco Polo Hotel ...........................2720000 The Junction, Traders Hotel...................................4259889 The Kitchen, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Deira .............2091234 The Rotisserie, The One & Only Royal Mirage ...3999999 Verre, Hilton Dubai Creek ......................................2271111 Vintage, Wafi ........................................................3240000 Vista Rooftop, Holiday Inn Express .....................4275500 Vu's, Emirates Towers Hotel ..................................3300000 Warehouse, Le Meridien Dubai ............................2170000 Waves, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi .........................3993333 World Trade Club, Dubai World Trade Centre ....3097979 IRANIAN / PERSIAN Al Borz ...................................................................3318777 Al Zumorrod, Carlton Tower Hotel ......................2227111 Anar, Souk Madinat Jumeirah ................................3688505 Iranian Club, Oud Metha Road .............................3367700 Pars Iranian Kitchen, Wilson building, .............3984000 Persia Persia, Wafi .................................................3244100 Sarband, Century Village ......................................2833891 Shabestan, Radisson Blu Hotel .............................2057333 Shabestan, The InterContinental Hotel .................2227171 Shahrzad, Hyatt Regency Hotel ............................2091200 Special Ostadi, Al Musalla Road .........................3971933 ITALIAN Al Fresco, Crowne Plaza .........................................3311111 Andiamo!, Grand Hyatt ..........................................3172222 Andiamo!, Grand Hyatt ..........................................3171234 Bellucci, Wafi..........................................................3244100 Bice Mare, Souk Al Bahar ......................................4230982 BiCE, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah .................................3991111 Biella, Wafi..............................................................3244666 Bussola, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi.........................3993333 Capanna Nuova, Dubai Marine Beach Resort ......3461111 Carluccois's, Dubai Mall .......................................4341320 Carnevele, Jumeirah Beach Hotel .........................3480000 Casa Mia, Le Meridien Dubai ...............................2824040 Cavalli Club, Fairmont Hotel ................................3329260 Centimetro, Souk Madinat Jumeirah......................3666730 Certo, Radisson Blu Hotel .....................................4355000 Ciro's Pomodoro, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi ........3993333 Come Prima, Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Garhoud ...2820000 Cubo Pasta, Ibis Hotel ...........................................3324444 Cucina, Courtyard by Marriott ...............................8852222 Cucina, JW Marriott Hotel, Deira...........................2624444 Da Vinci's, Millennium Airport Hotel ...................7039123 Dante, Grand Millennium Dubai, Tecom................4299999 Don Corleone, The Metropolitan Hotel ................3430000 Focaccia, Hyatt Regency Hotel ..............................2091234 Frankies Italian Bar & Grill ................................3994311 Gusto, The Palm......................................................4309466 Il Rustico, Rydges Plaza Hotel ..............................3982222 La Moda @ Media City.........................................3669111


Toshi, Grand Millennium Hotel .............................4299999 Wagamama, Al Fattan Towers ...............................3995900 Yakitori House, Ascot Hotel .................................3520900 Yo! Sushi, BurJuman Shopping Mall......................3594579 Zuma ......................................................................4255660 KOREAN Dae Jung Kum, Royal Ascot Hotel .......................3558500 Mannaland Korean Restaurant, Mina Road........3451300 Miyabi Sushi & Bento..3868444 / 800 649224 / 800 678744 Silla, Ramada Continental Hotel, Deira ..................2662666 LATIN AMERICAN Parhanga, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah ..........................3182530 MEDITERRANEAN Finz, China Court, Ibn Battuta Mall ......................3685620 Gozo Garden, Millennium Airport Hotel ..............2823464 Lafeef Restaurant .............................................06 5067844 Majlis Al Bahar, Burj Al Arab ...............................3017600 Olives, The One & Only Royal Mirage .................3999999 Sails, Renaissance Dubai Hotel ..............................2625555 Sketch, Metropolitan Palace Hotel ........................2270000 Thyme, Oasis Beach Tower ....................................3154200 MEXICAN / TEX - MEX Cactus Cantina, Chelsea Plaza Hotel ...................3982274 Cactus Jacks, Millennium Airport Hotel ...............2823464 El Paso, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa .........3493455 Maria Bonita's Taco Shop .....................................3954454 Maya, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa .....3995555 MOROCCAN Almaz By Momo, Mall Of The Emirates ...............4098877 Marrakesh, Shangri-La Hotel ...............................3438888 Samari, Al Mina Road, near Capitol Hotel ...........3454511 Shoo Fee Ma Fee, Souk Madinat Jumeirah............3668888 Tagine, The One&Only Royal Mirage Hotel .........3999999 NOODLE BARS Noodle House, Emirates Towers Hotel ..................3300000 Noodle House, Souk Madinat Jumeirah .................3668888 Wagamama, Crowne Plaza Hotel ..........................3311111 Yum!, Radisson Blu Hotel, Deira............................2057333 PAKISTANI Baithal Ravi Restaurant, Al Musalla Road ..........3258090 Karachi Darbar, Al Musalla Road ........................2723755 Ravi Restaurant ....................................................3315353 PIZZA Bacchus, The Fairmont Hotel ................................3118000 Pizza Express..........................................................3552424 Pizza Express..........................................................3945616 Pizza Express..........................................................4370171 POLYNESIAN Trader Vics , Crowne Plaza ...................................3311111 Trader Vics, Madinat Jumeirah .............................3665646 PUB GRUB Aussie Legends Bar & Grill, Rydges Plaza Hotel .....3982222 Biggles, Millennium Airport Hotel .........................2823464 Boston Bar, Jumeirah Rotana Hotel ......................3455888 Champions Sports Bar, JW Marriott Hotel .........2624444 Chelsea Arms, Sheraton Dubai Creek, Deira .........2071721 Dubliners, Le Meridien Dubai ...............................2824040 Fibber Magee's ......................................................3322400 CONNECTOR 31

DUBAI DINING DIRECTORY

La Moda, Radisson Blu Hotel, Deira .....................2057333 La Traviata, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa .............8836000 La Veranda, Movenpick Hotel, Bur Dubai ............3366000 La Vinga, Century Village ......................................2820030 Le Dune Pizzeria, Bab Al Shams ..........................8096100 Luciano's, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa ...............3995000 Mama Oliva, Festival Centre .................................2328622 Marzano, Al Manzil Hotel......................................4201136 Medzo, Wafi City ..................................................3240000 Mosaico, Emirates Towers Hotel ...........................3300000 Ossigeno, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort ..........3995555 Pax Romana, Dusit Thani Dubai ..........................3433333 Pompeii Italian Restaurant & Cafe .......................4539390 JLT - Cluster T - 1 Lake Plaza Prego's Media Rotana Hotel, Tecom ....................4350000 Ronda Locatelli, Atlantis .......................................4262626 Segreto, Madinat Jumeirah......................................3666730 Spendido, Ritz Carlton............................................3994000 Stefano's, Marina Walk ..........................................4222632 The Conservatory, Emirates Golf Club.................3802222 Toscana, Madinat Jumeirah.....................................3668888 Verdi, Taj Palace Hotel .........................................2232222 Verdi, Taj Palace Hotel ........................................2113020 Vivaldi, Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers ...2071717 JAPANESE Benihana, Al Bustan Rotana...................................2820000 Bento-Ya..................................................................3430222 CafĂŠ Sushi, Fairmont Hotel ...................................3118316 Creekside, Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers2071750 Creekside, Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers 2281111 ET Sushi, Emirates Towers Hotel ..........................3300000 Haru, Emirates Road...............................................8853897 Kiku, Le Meridien Dubai .......................................2170000 Kiku, Le Meridien Dubai .......................................2824040 Kisaku, Al Khaleej Palace Hotel ...........................2231000 Manga, Beach Park Plaza Centre............................3428300 Minato, Raddison Blu Hotel ...................................2227171 Minato, Radisson Blu Hotel ..................................2057333 Miyabi Sushi & Bento..3868444 / 800 649224 / 800 678744 Miyako, Hyatt Regency Hotel ................................3172222 Miyako, Hyatt Regency Hotel ................................2096717 Nobu, Atlantis..........................................................4262626 Noodle Sushi ...........................................................3211500 Okku, Monarch Dubai ............................................5018777 Sakura, Crowne Plaza Hotel ...................................3311111 Sakura, Taj Palace Hotel .......................................2232222 Sho Cho's, Dubai Marine Beach Resort..................3461111 Sumibiya, Radisson Blu Hotel ...............................2227171 Sumibiya, Radisson Blu Hotel ...............................2057333 Sumo Sushi and Bento ..........................................3435566 Sushi Sushi, Century Village .................................2829908 Sushi, Grand Hyatt Hotel .......................................3172222 Sushi Times, Media City.........................................3910198 Teppanyaki House, Ramada Hotel .......................3519999 Teppanyaki House, Ramada Hotel ........................5061150 The Dhow, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi ....................3993333 Tokyo@ The Towers, Jumeirah Emirates Towers .3198088 Tokyo@ The Towers, Jumeirah Emirates Towers 3300000


Fox & Hounds, Marco Polo Hotel .......................2720000 Harvesters, Crown Plaza Dubai..............................3311111 Irish Village, Aviation Club ...................................2824750 Jimmy Dix, Movenpick Hotel ...............................3366000 Jules Bar, Le Meridien Dubai ...............................2824040 Long's Bar, Towers Rotana Hotel, ........................3438000 QD's, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club...................2956000 Red Lion, The Metropolitan Hotel ........................3430000 Sherlock Holmes, Arabian Courtyard ....................3519111 The Pub, Radisson Blu Hotel ................................2057333 The Underground, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa 3995000 The Viceroy, Four Points Sheraton ........................3977444 Waxy O'Conner's, The Ascot Hotel .....................3520900 RESTAURANT Nofara Café ...........................................................4322023 RUSSIAN Arbat Russian Club, Carlton Tower Hotel ...........2227111 Bolshoi, Moscow Hotel Dubai ................................2288222 Nefertiti, Khalid Bin Waleed Street ........................3558855 Russian Home, Near Lamcy Plaza ........................3346050 Suvoroff, Jumeirah Beach Residence ....................4370178 Troika, The Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai.......................3520900 SEAFOOD Al Bandar, Heritage Village, Deira ........................3939001 Al Mahara, Burj Al Arab........................................3017600 Amwaj, Shangri-La Hotel ......................................3438888 Aquarium, Dubai Creek ........................................2956000 Beach Bar and Grill, The One & Only .................3999999 Blue Fish Seafood Restaurant ..............................2947744 Far East Seafood Market, Regent Palace Hotel ..3963888 Fish Basket, Movenpick Hotel ..............................3367171 Fish Bazaar, Metropolitan Hotel ...........................3430000 Fish Market, Radisson Blu Hotel, Deira................2057333 Flooka, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa............3461111 La Baie, Ritz Carlton .............................................3994000 Mi Vida, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa 3995555 Ossiano, Atlantis ....................................................4262626 Peppercrab, Grand Hyatt Hotel ............................3171234 Pierchic, Al Qasr Hotel ..........................................3668888 Pisces, Souk Madinat Jumeirah...............................3668888 Sails, Renaissance Dubai Hotel ..............................2625555 Sammach, Beach Centre Shopping Mall ...............3494140 Sea World ...............................................................3211500 Seafood Market, Le Meridien Dubai ....................2824040 The Dhow, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi ....................3993333 The W Grill & Cocktail Terrace ..........................3244100 The Wharf, Madinat Jumeirah ...............................3668888 Waves, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi...........................3993333 SOUTH - EAST ASIAN Beachcombers, Jumeirah Beach Hotel...................4068999 Benihana, Al Bustan Rotana...................................2820000 Benjarong, Dusit Dubai .........................................3433333 Buddha Bar, Grosvenor House Dubai .................3998888 Royal Orchid, Marina Walk ...................................3674040 Soy, Ibn Battuta Mall .............................................3685474 The Noodle Factory, Wafi .....................................3244100 The Sapphire, Century Village ..............................2868520 White Orchid, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa .........8145604 3 2 CONNECTOR

SPANISH Al Hambra, Souk Madinat Jumeirah .....................3668888 Seville's, Wafi ......................................................3247300 The Agency, Tapas, Emirates Towers .....................3198780 The Agency, Tapas, , Souk Madinat Jumeirah .......3668888 STEAKHOUSES AND GRILLS American Dream, Seashell Inn Hotel ...................3934777 Butcher Shop & Grill, Mall Of The Emirates .......3471167 Entrecôte Café de Paris, Al Khaleej Palace Hotel2231000 Fire & Ice, Raffles Dubai ......................................3248888 Grand Grill, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa............3994221 Grill Room, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort ......3995533 Hunters Room & Grill, Westin Hotel ...................3994141 JW's Steakhouse, JW Marriott Hotel ....................2624444 Legends Steakhouse, Creek Golf & Yacht Club ...2956000 Manhattan Grill, Grand Hyatt Hotel ....................3172222 MJ's Steakhouse, Al Qasr Hotel ............................3666730 M's, Le Meridien Dubai, Garhoud ..........................2824040 Nezesaussi Grill, Al Manzil Hotel..........................4285888 Palm Grill, Radisson Blu Hotel, Deira...................2057333 Prime Rib, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort .......3995555 Rare, Desert Palm ..................................................6029333 Rips & Rumps, Dubai Mall ..................................4340468 Rodeo Grill, Al Bustan Rotana Hotel ....................2820000 Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Monarch Hotel ...........5018666 Seafire, Atlantis ......................................................4262626 St. Maxim, Mall of the Emirates ............................2869029 St. Maxim, Mall of the Emirates ............................3413415 Terra Firma, Al Badia Golf Club ..........................7011128 The Exchange Grill, The Fairmont Hotel .............3325555 The Meat Company, Souk Madinat Jumeirah.......3686040 The Rib Room, Emirates Towers Hotel .................3300000 Wellington's Steakhouse, Royal Ascot Hotel .......3558500 Western Steakhouse, Crowne Plaza Hotel .............3311111 THAI Beachcombers, Jumeirah Beach Hotel...................3480000 Benjarong, Dusit Dubai .........................................3433333 Blue Elephant, Al Bustan Rotana Hotel ................2820000 Fusion, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort ..............3995555 Indochine, Grand Hyatt Hotel ...............................3172222 Lemongrass.............................................................3342325 Mango Tree, Souk Al Bahar ...................................4267317 Pai Thai, Al Qasr Hotel ..........................................3666730 Shang Thai..............................................................3805408 Silk Route, Arabian Courtyard, Bur Dubai.............3519111 Sukhothai, Le Meridien Dubai ..............................2824040 Thai Bistro, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa ...3461111 Thai Chi, Wafi ......................................................3244100 Thai Connection, Ascot Hotel .............................3520900 Thai Kitchen, Park Hyatt Hotel ............................3172222 The Royal Buddha, Holiday Inn Hotel .................3234333 The Zen Restaurant ..............................................3580099 Thiptara, The Palace .............................................4287961 TURKISH Istanbul Flowers, Underneath Safestway ..............3434585 Kosebasi, Jumeirah Beach Residence.....................4393788 Ottomans, Grosvenor House Hotel .......................3998888 Topkapi, Taj Palace Hotel ......................................2113020 VIETNAMESE Hoi An, Shangri-La Hotel ......................................4052703


SATURDAY Zumba Toning Pilates Reformer 1 Pilates Mat 1 Zumba Vinyasa Yoga Hatha Yoga Yoga Detox Pilates Mat 1/2 Pilates Reformer 2 Vinyasa Yoga Pre Natal Reformer Introduction Prenatal Yoga Pilates Reformer 1 Pilates (Fundamentals/LI) Prenatal Yoga Pilates Reformer Introduction Meditation Yoga Zumba Passive Stretching Core Express Street Jazz Pre-Teen (Level 2) Vertical Flex Beg Body Sculpt Belly Dancing - Level 1-2 Yin Yoga Power Vinyasa Hata Yoga Belly Dancing - Level 3-4 Bollywood Dance & fitness Class Adult Street Jazz Pranayama & Meditation Belly Dancing - Advanced

Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Gems Of Yoga Gems Of Yoga Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Breath & Health, Al Wasl Road Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Club Stretch Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Spa Dunya Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Gems Of Yoga Spa Dunya Gems Of Yoga Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Sharmila Dance Studio CELLO - Oasis Centre Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Ballet Centre Spa Dunya Breath & Health, Al Wasl Road Spa Dunya Ballet Centre Nisha Dance Center Sharmila Dance Studio Breath & Health, Al Wasl Road Ballet Centre

9.00am 9.15am 9.30am 9.30am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.15am 10.30am 10.30am 10.30am 11.15am 11.30am 11.30am 11.30am 11.45am 12.00pm 12.30pm 1.30pm 4.00pm 4.15pm 5.15pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 8.00pm

Susanna A. Heba Niloo Sarah Rana Narayan Sunita Heba Niloo Shelley Subeesh Heba Asma Niloo

SUNDAY Morning Warrior Yoga Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Morning Warrior Yoga Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Step & Tone Ballet Centre Ballet Barre Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Pilates Mat 2 Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Vinyasa Yoga Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Hatha Flow Yoga Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Total Body Workout Ballet Centre Yoga Spa Dunya Pilates Mat 2 Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Pilates Mat 1 Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Gentle Yoga Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Legs, Bums and Tums Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Preg. Pilates Spa Dunya Pilates Mat 1 Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Latino Cardio Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Piloxing Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Classic Yoga Breath & Health, Al Wasl Road Pilates Reformer LII Club Stretch Prenatal Yoga Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Prenatal Yoga Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Pilates Spa Dunya Bollywood dance & fitness class (ladies) Nisha Dance Center Pilates Mat LII Club Stretch Flow Yoga Gems Of Yoga Aftro Dance Spa Dunya

7.00am 7.00am 8.15am 8.15am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 9.00am 9.00am 9.30am 9.30am 9.30am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.30am 10.30am 10.30am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.30am 11.30am 11.30am 12.00pm

Elle Asma Emma Heba Susanna F. Camilla Elle Ginny Jo Heba Susanna F. Camilla Slavica Wafa Heba Liris Sarah Subeesh

Shelley Wafa Niloo Sunita Wafa Narayan Slavica Sharmila Emma Slavica Lydia Rebecca Subeesh Rebecca Lydia Nisha Shivnani Sharmila Subeesh Lydia

Amber Della Wafa Nisha Shivnani Harnam Wafa CONNECTOR 33

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Dubai Fitness Calendar- April 2013


Pilates Pole/Equip LIII Stretching Salsa Elementary Ballet Pilates Intermediate Ballet Pilates Reformer 1 Yin Yoga Pilates Reformer 1/2 Prenatal Yoga Body Pump Pilates Reformer LII Pre Natal Aerobics Hatha Yoga Body Blast Pilates Reformer 2 Adult Ballet Latino Cardio Technique Pilates Reformer 1 Vinyasa Yoga Zumba Tai Chi (Beginners) Adult Martial Arts Belly Dance Intermediate Pilates Reformer 1 Vinyasa Yoga

Club Stretch Spa Dunya Spa Dunya Sharmila Dance Studio Spa Dunya Sharmila Dance Studio Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Club Stretch Breath & Health, Al Wasl Road Spa Dunya Gems Of Yoga Ballet Centre Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR CELLO-JBR/Al Fattan Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Breath & Health, Al Wasl Road CELLO - Oasis Centre CELLO- Springs Town Centre Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR

MONDAY Pilates Reformer Pilates Mat Pilates Reformer 1/2 Slimdown Pilates Jumpboards Iyengar Yoga Body Sculpt Pilates Reformer LIII Body Blast Pilates Reformer 2/3 Yoga 4 All Pilates Reformer 1 Core Express Yoga for Fifty Plus Pilates (Fundamental/LI) Pilates Pilates Reformer 2 Pilates Stretch Zumba Vinyasa Yoga Pre Natal Body Step Zumba Pilates Reformer 1 Pilates Pole/Equip LII Belly Dance Ayuryoga Rejuvenation Zumba Body Blaster Body Jam Kung Fu (Beginners) Gentle Yoga Prenatal Pilates Mat Teen Street Jazz Zumba Classic Yoga Pilates Mat L III Pilates Mat 1/2

Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Club Stretch Ballet Centre Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Gems Of Yoga Club Stretch Spa Dunya Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Breath & Health, Al Wasl Road The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club Ballet Centre Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Club Stretch Spa Dunya Gems Of Yoga Spa Dunya Spa Dunya The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club Breath & Health, Al Wasl Road Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Sharmila Dance Studio Spa Dunya Breath & Health, Al Wasl Road Club Stretch Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity

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1.30pm 2.00pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.15pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 8.15pm 8.00pm 8.30pm

7.00am 7.00am 8.00am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 9.00am 9.30am 9.30am 9.30am 9.30am 9.30am 10.00am 10.00am 10.30am 10.30am 10.45am 10.30am 10.45am 10.45am 11.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 12.30pm 12:30pm 3.00pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm

Wafa Wafa Sharmila Wafa Sharmila Heba Jo Sarah Amber Slavica Subeesh Wafa Julia Marina Heba Rebecca Liris Silvi Carol Sarah Liao Amir Leyla Heba Camilla

Caroline Silvi Sarah Liris Ljiljana Naseem Caroline Marina Caroline Della Heba Slavica Harnam Wafa Caroline Heba Silvi Shelley Subeesh Maria Jessie Sarah Wafa Aneesh Wafa Wafa Elaine, Linley, Amber Liao Asma Silvi Sharmila Wafa Subeesh Heba


Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club Ballet Centre Spa Dunya Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity CELLO- Springs Town Centre Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Club Stretch Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR CELLO - Oasis Centre Gems Of Yoga

TUESDAY Pilates Mat Morning Warrior Yoga Neck and Shoulder Step & Tone Fit Camp Pilates Reformer L III Hatha Flow Yoga Pilates Mat 2 Vinyasa Yoga Yoga Pilates Mat 2 Pilates Mat 1 Slimdown Pilates Mat LII Yin Yoga Meditation Street Jazz Pilates Mat 1 Body Sculpt Yoga Passive Stretching Classic Yoga Pilates Reformer LIII Ballet Barre Flying Yoga Mummy & Me Yoga Pilates Prenatal Pilates Salsa Stretching Pilates Reformer LIII Prenatal Yoga Weight Loss Power Yoga Body Pump Core Express Yogalates Pilates Jumpboards Prenatal Pilates Mat Slimdown Pilates Reformer 1/ 2 Body Pump Pilates Reformer LIII Pre Natal Adult Jazz Belly Dancing - Beginners Hatha Yoga Pilates Reformer 2 Pilates Reformer 2 Latino Cardio Vinyasa Yoga Legs, Bums and Tums

Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Ballet Centre Ballet Centre Club Stretch Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Spa Dunya Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Club Stretch Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Spa Dunya Sharmila Dance Studio Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Gems Of Yoga Breath & Health, Al Wasl Road Club Stretch Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Spa Dunya Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Spa Dunya Spa Dunya Club Stretch Gems Of Yoga Gems Of Yoga The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Club Stretch Breath & Health, Al Wasl Road CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches Ballet Centre Spa Dunya Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity

6.30pm 6.30pm 6.45pm 6.45pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.10pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.00pm 8.15pm

7.00am 7.00am 8.00am 8.15am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 9.00am 9.00am 9.30am 9.30am 9.30am 9.45am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.15am 10.30am 10.30am 10.30am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.15am 12.00pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 3.15pm 4.30pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 6.15pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.45pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00om 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

Slavica Liris Catherine Ginny Wafa Silvi Asma Heba Jo Sarah Silvi Sarah Emma Harnam

Sarah Camilla Sarah Emma Marina Elle Ljiljana Caroline Jo Sarah Ljiljana Liris Caroline Karima Emma Sarah Slavica Narayan Subeesh Heba Amanda & Sandy Elle Wafa Heba Wafa Wafa Sunita Harnam Marit Slavica Silvi Heba Silvi Liris Sarah Lina Subeesh Heba Lydia Rebecca Heba Sarah Liris Silvi Slavica CONNECTOR 3 5

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Body Sculpt African Dance Body Pump Beginners Ballet Pilates Pilates Mat 2 Vinyasa Yoga Adult Hip Hop Vinyasa Yoga Pilates Mat 1 Piloxing Pilates (Fundamentals LI) Pilates Mat 1 Vertical Flex Intermediate Ashtanga Vinsaya


Adult Street Jazz Tai Chi (Beginners) Belly Dancing - Advanced Pilates Reformer 2 Vinyasa Yoga

Sharmila Dance Studio Breath & Health, Al Wasl Road Ballet Centre Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR

WEDNESDAY Morning Warrior Yoga Pilates Reformer 1/2 Pilates Reformer 2 Iyengar Yoga Body Pump Piloxing Pilates Reformer 2/3 Pilates Mat LII Body Attack Geriatrics Yoga Yoga 4 All Pilates Reformer 1 Core Express Pilates Reformer 1/2 Preg. Pilates Pre Natal Pilates Reformer LII Goyastro Yoga Latino Cardio Zumba Aerobics Prenatal Yoga Pilates Reformer 1 Prenatal Yoga Pilates Belly Dance Beg Hip Hop Dance Weight Loss Hatha Yoga Elementary Ballet Kung Fu (Beginners) Pilates Reformer LII Ballet Barre Gentle Yoga Prenatal Pilates Mat Pilates Intermediate Ballet Classic Yoga Pilates Pole/Equip LII Body Pump 80's Cardio Pilates Mat 1/2 Zumba Adult Ballet Beg Pilates Mat 2 Vinyasa Yoga Meditation Beginners Ballet Belly Dance Adult Martial Arts Pilates Fundamentals LI Pilates Mat 1 Body Sculpt Vinyasa Yoga Pilates Mat 1 RPM

Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Club Stretch The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club Gems Of Yoga Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Spa Dunya Breath & Health, Al Wasl Road Club Stretch Gems Of Yoga Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Ballet Centre Spa Dunya Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Spa Dunya CELLO- Springs Town Centre Spa Dunya Gems Of Yoga Sharmila Dance Studio Breath & Health, Al Wasl Road Club Stretch Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Spa Dunya Sharmila Dance Studio Breath & Health, Al Wasl Road Club Stretch The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity CELLO - Oasis Centre Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Spa Dunya Ballet Centre CELLO- Springs Town Centre CELLO - Oasis Centre Club Stretch Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club

THURSDAY Power Pilates Pilates Mat Step & Tone

Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Ballet Centre

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7.30pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.00pm 8.30pm

7.00am 8.00am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 9.00am 9.00am 9.30am 9.30am 9.30am 9.30am 9.30am 10.00am 10.00am 10.30am 10.30am 10.30am 10.30am 10.45am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 12.30pm 12.30pm 3.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.15pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.00pm

7.00am 7.00am 8.15am

Sharmila Liao Lydia Heba Camilla

Elle Heba Susanna F. Naseem Slavica Sarah Caroline Maria Harnam Della Susanna F. Slavica Caroline Wafa Subeesh Sunita Liris Jessie Wafa Asma Heba Della Wafa Leyla Wafa Narayan Sharmila Liao Heba Camilla Silvi Wafa Sharmila Subeesh Elaine Dicsy Heba Susanna A. Reanne Silvi Camilla Wafa Ginny Leyla Amir Heba Slavica Jo Silvi Greg

Caroline Sarah Emma


Ballet Centre Ballet Centre Club Stretch Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Club Stretch Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Spa Dunya Breath & Health, Al Wasl Road Club Stretch Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Spa Dunya CELLO - Oasis Centre Club Stretch Spa Dunya Gems Of Yoga Spa Dunya Gems Of Yoga Club Stretch Spa Dunya Sharmila Dance Studio Sharmila Dance Studio The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club Sharmila Dance Studio Spa Dunya Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Breath & Health, Al Wasl Road Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Spa Dunya Gems Of Yoga Breath & Health, Al Wasl Road CELLO-JBR/Al Fattan Gems Of Yoga

8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 9.00am 9.30am 9.30am 9.30am 9.30am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.30am 10.30am 10.45am 11.00am 11.00am 11.30am 11.30am 12.00am 12.45pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.15pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.15pm 10.00pm

FRIDAY Hatha Yoga Classic Yoga Bollywood dance & fitness class Kick Boxing Power Yoga

Gems Of Yoga Breath & Health, Al Wasl Road Nisha Dance Center The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club Gems Of Yoga

10.00am 10.30am 12.30pm 3.00pm 5.30pm

Ginny Marina Liris Susanna F. Caroline Liris Susanna F. Slavica Caroline Wafa Subeesh Monique Shelley Heba Wafa Laura Wafa Harnam Wafa Shastriji Wafa Sharmila Sharmila Elaine Sharmila Wafa Silvi Heba Slavica Subeesh Heba Wafa Julia Subeesh Emma Narayan

Harnam Subeesh Nisha Shivnani Elaine Harnam

Timetables are subject to change. Please refer to the service directory for the contact details of the above-mentioned Dance, Yoga, Fitness Centres & Health Clubs. CONNECTOR 3 7

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Total Body Workout Body Blast Pilates Pole Equip LIII Slimdown Pilates Mat 2 Gentle Yoga Yogalates Pilates Reformer LII Latino Cardio Pilates Mat 1 Legs, Bums and Tums Pilates Stretch Pilates Power Vinyasa Pilates Reformer LIII Zumba Vinyasa Yoga Prenatal Pilates Mat Yin Yoga Booty Barre Adult Pilates Pole Equip LII Hatha Yoga Private Yoga Aerobics Free Bhakti Yoga Chanting Pilates Mat LII Stretching Street Jazz Pree-Teen (Level 1A) Street Jazz Pree-Teen (Level 1B) Body Pump Teen Street Jazz Zumba Yogalates Ballet Barre Body Sculpt Pre Natal Pilates Reformer 1/2 Pilates Hatha Yoga Pranayama & Meditation Vertical Flex Animal Yoga


Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Activity Classes Dubai - April 2013 SATURDAY Babies Ballet Primary Ballet GD 3 Ballet GD 4 Ballet GD 5 Ballet Grade 3 Ballet Pre-Primary Ballet Pre-Primary Ballet Prep Ballet Babies Taekwondo Thumbelinas Ballet (3-5 yrs) Baby Ballet Babies Ballet Prep Ballet GD 2 Ballet GD 3 Ballet GD 4 Ballet GD 5 Ballet Beginners Taekwondo Prep Ballet Primary Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Baby Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet GD 1 Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet Babies Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Kids posture Pre-Primary Ballet GD 1 Ballet Intermediate Foundation Ballet Intermediate Ballet Advanced Foundation Ballet Intermediate Taekwondo Salsa Pre-Primary Ballet Pre-Primary Ballet Baby Ballet Pre Primary Ballet Baby Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet Baby Ballet Baby Ballet Prep Ballet GD 1 Ballet GD 2 Ballet Babies Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet Pre Primary Ballet Pre Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Advanced Taekwondo Prep Ballet Primary Ballet Pre Primary Ballet Primary Ballet 3 8 CONNECTOR

The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills The Ballet Centre Turning Pointe - DESS Oud Metha The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre Exhale, Murjan 1, JBR CELLO - Springs Town Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre Turning Pointe - Wafi Turning Pointe - DESS Oud Metha Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills CELLO - Springs Town Centre CELLO - Oasis Centre The Ballet Centre CELLO - Springs Town Centre CELLO - Oasis Centre The Ballet Centre Turning Pointe - Wafi Spa Dunya The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre Turning Pointe - DESS Oud Metha Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills CELLO - JBR/AL Fattan CELLO - Springs Town Centre CELLO - Oasis Centre CELLO - JBR/AL Fattan CELLO - Oasis Centre CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre Turning Pointe - DESS Oud Metha CELLO - Springs Town Centre CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills CELLO - Oasis Centre CELLO - JBR/AL Fattan The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills Turning Pointe - Wafi CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills CELLO - Springs Town Centre

9.00am 9.00am 9.00am 9.00am 9.00am 9.00am 9.15am 9.15am 9.30am 9.30am 9.30am 9.30am 9.45am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.15am 10.30am 10.30am 10.30am 10.45am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.30am 11.30am 11.15am 11.15am 11.45am 11.45am 11.45am 11.45am 11.45am 12.00pm 12.00pm 12.00pm 12.00pm 12.00pm 12.15pm 12.15pm 12.30pm

Karen Lizelle Becki Laura Helen Emma amie Lizzie Karen Sabum Lisa Isis Lizelle Becki Karen Helen Jamie Laura Sabum Lorna Lizzie Emma Isis Reanne Lizelle Isis Reanne Becki Lorna Wafa Becki Karen Helen Jamie Laura Sabum Chris Lizzie Emma Rebecca Isis Reanne Rebecca Reanne Heba Lizelle Becki Lizelle Lizzie Isis Heba Reanne Rebecca Karen Sabum Emma Lorna Heba Isis


SUNDAY Early Learning Art Programme Early Learning Art Programme Primary Ballet Baby Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet Babies Ballet Beginners Irish Dancing Thumbelina Ballet(3-5 years old) Grade 1 Ballet Prep Ballet GD 1 Tap Fairy Ballet (5+ years old) Pre Primary Ballet Fairy Ballerinas (2.5-4.5yrs) Babies Ballet Beginners Irish Dancing Yoga for Kids Pre-Primary Ballet Rhythmic Gymnastics (5-6 yrs old) GD 4 Ballet Grade 1 Ballet Grade 3 Ballet TP Glee Club Karate Kid 1 (4-5 years old) Tap Beginner

CELLO - JBR/AL Fattan CELLO - Springs Town Centre Turning Pointe - Raffles Umm Suqeim CELLO - Springs Town Centre CELLO - Springs Town Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Turning Pointe - Raffles Umm Suqeim The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity CELLO - Springs Town Centre CELLO - Oasis Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club Turning Pointe - Kings Umm Suqeim Regent International School The Ballet Centre Turning Pointe - EIS Meadows Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif Turning Pointe - EIS Umm Suqeim Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR CELLO - Oasis Centre

12.45pm 12.45pm 12.45pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.15pm 1.15pm 1.15pm 1.15pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.15pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.15pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.45pm 4.30pm 4.45pm 5.45pm 7.00pm

8.30am 9.30am 2.15pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.15pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.45pm 3.45pm 3.45pm 3.45pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm

Reanne Rebecca Lizelle Carmen Helen Jamie Laura Heba Isis Karen Becki Lorna Lizzie Lizelle Julia Anna Reanne Isis Helen Lorna Becki Julia Jamie Laura Carmen Heba Heba Reanne Jamie Helen Wafa Beck Jamie Julia Reanne Amir Julia Reanne Reanne Nisha Shivnani

Fernanda Aisha Emma Heba Heba Becki Siobhan Lisa Emma Laura Becki Lisa Heba Jemma Helen Siobhan Karine Lara Julia Laura Patty Aindrea Libby Slavica Jemma CONNECTOR 3 9

DUBAI - CHILDRENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ACTIVITY CLASSES

Primary Ballet CELLO - Oasis Centre RAD Grade 2 Ballet CELLO - JBR/AL Fattan Primary Ballet The Ballet Centre Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - Al Ghussais GD 5 Ballet The Ballet Centre GD 6 Ballet The Ballet Centre GD 8 Ballet The Ballet Centre Primary Ballet CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills RAD Grade 1 Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre GD 2 Ballet The Ballet Centre GD 3 Ballet The Ballet Centre Grade 3 Ballet Turning Pointe - Wafi Grade 3 Ballet Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif Pre-Primary Ballet The Ballet Centre Rythmic Gymnastics (CG) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR KTW- Dramatics 3 (7-10 years old) Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity RAD Grade 1 Ballet CELLO - Oasis Centre RAD Grade 1 Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Advanced 1 Modern The Ballet Centre Grade 1 Ballet Turning Pointe - Wafi GD 5 Ballet The Ballet Centre Rhythmic Gymnastics (CG) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Prep Ballet The Ballet Centre GD 7 Ballet The Ballet Centre Pre-Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Al Ghussais Baby Ballet CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches Strictly 4's Ballet CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches RAD Grade 3 Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Babies Ballet The Ballet Centre Interfoundation Modern The Ballet Centre Kids Pilates Spa Dunya Pointe Work The Ballet Centre Stretching 10+ The Ballet Centre Rhythmic Gymnastics (CG) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR RAD Grade 4 Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Martial Art CELLO - JBR/AL Fattan Rhythmic Gymnastics (CG) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR RAD Grade 7 Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Intermediate Foundation CELLO - Springs Town Centre Bollywood dance class Nisha Dance Center


Cinderella Ballet (6+ years old) Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity GD 2 Tap The Ballet Centre GD 5 Tap The Ballet Centre Grade 3 Ballet Turning Pointe - Raffles Umm Suqeim Primary Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Modern Dance Club(4-6yrs) CELLO - Oasis Centre Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Kings Umm Suqeim TP Glee Club Turning Pointe - EIS Umm Suqeim The Ballet Centre Irish Dancing Karate Kid 1 (6-7 years old) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Rhythmic Gymnastics (7-8 years old)Regent International School Kids Yoga Spa Dunya GD 5 Ballet The Ballet Centre GD 6 Ballet The Ballet Centre GD 8 Ballet The Ballet Centre Grade 2 Ballet Turning Pointe - EIS Meadows Grade 4 Ballet Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif Hip Hop Junior CELLO - Springs Town Centre Aurora Ballet (7-8 years old) Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Grade 7 Ballet Turning Pointe - Raffles Umm Suqeim TP Glee Club Turning Pointe - EIS Umm Suqeim Bollywood dance class Nisha Dance Center RAD Grade 3 Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Irish Dancing The Ballet Centre Grade 4 Ballet Turning Pointe - Kings Umm Suqeim Inter Fndtn Ballet Turning Pointe - Kings Umm Suqeim Rhythmic Gymnastics (CG) Regent International School GD 7 Ballet The Ballet Centre Pure Pointe Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif Hip Hop Senior CELLO - Springs Town Centre RAD Grade 4 Ballet + Pointe CELLO - Springs Town Centre

4.15pm 4.15pm 4.15pm 4.15pm 4.15pm 4.30pm 4.30pm 4.45pm 4.45pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.15pm 5.15pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 5.45pm 5.45pm 5.45pm 5.45pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.15pm

MONDAY Early Learning Art Programme CELLO - JBR/AL Fattan Early Learning Art Programme CELLO - Springs Town Centre Babies Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Umm Sheif Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Umm Sheif Babies Ballet Turning Pointe - GWA Al Barsha Mommy & Me Dance CELLO - Springs Town Centre Pre-Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Raffles Umm Suqeim Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - GWA Al Barsha Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - GEMS Silicon Oasis Baby Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Baby Ballet CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills Pre-Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Umm Sheif Rhythmic Gymnastics (3-4 yrs old) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Babies Ballet Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif Pre-Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - GEMS Silicon Oasis Beginners Irish Dancing The Ballet Centre Rhythmic Gymnastics 3-4 The Ballet Centre Strictly 4's Ballet CELLO -Springs Town Centre Strictly 4's Ballet CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills Pre-Primary Ballet The Ballet Centre Pre Primary Ballet CELLO -Springs Town Centre Pre Primary Ballet CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills KTW- Dramatics 1 (4-6 yrs old) Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Babies Ballet The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre Prep Ballet Rhythmic Gymnastics 5-6 The Ballet Centre Beginners Irish Dancing The Ballet Centre Babies Ballet Turning Pointe - GEMS Silicon Oasis Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif Pre-Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - GWA Al Barsha Rhythmic Gymnastics (5-6 yrs old) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Kids Ballet Spa Dunya Primary Ballet The Ballet Centre GD 4 Ballet The Ballet Centre

8.30am 9.30am 12.45pm 1.30pm 1.45pm 2.00pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.15pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.45pm 3.45pm 3.45pm 3.45pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm

4 0 CONNECTOR

Lisa Becki Helen Emma Heba Jemma Lara Libby Siobhan Slavica Julia Vahida Laura Becki Helen Patty Aindrea Heba Lisa Emma Libby Nisha Shivnani Heba Siobha Lara Lara Julia Laura Aindrea Heba Heba

Fernanda Aisha Patty Patty Lizzie Heba Emma Lizzie Carmen Heba Vicky Patty Julia Libby Carmen Siobhan Angel Heba Vicky Jamie Heba Vicky Anna Laura Karen Angel Siobhan Carmen Libby Lizzie Julia Wafa Karen Jamie


4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.15pm 4.15pm 4.15pm 4.15pm 4.30pm 4.30pm 4.30pm 4.45pm 4.45pm 4.45pm 4.45pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5:15pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 5.45pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.15pm 6.15pm 6.15pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm

TUESDAY Early Learning Art Programme CELLO - JBR/AL Fattan 8.30am Early Learning Art Programme CELLO - Springs Town Centre 9.30am Babies Ballet Turning Pointe - Al Ghussais 10.00am Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - Al Ghussais 10.35am Prep Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Al Twar 2.45pm Stricly 4's Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre 2.45pm Stricly 4's Ballet CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches 3.00pm The Ballet Centre 3.00pm Babies Ballet Babies Ballet The Ballet Centre 3.00pm Prep Ballet The Ballet Centre 3.00pm Primary Ballet The Ballet Centre 3.15pm Babies Ballet Turning Pointe - Optimal Fitness Ranches 3.15pm Pre Primary Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre 3.15pm Hip hop Junior CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches 3.30pm GD 1 Ballet The Ballet Centre 3.30pm GD 3 Ballet The Ballet Centre 3.30pm GD 4 Ballet The Ballet Centre 3.30pm Beginners Taekwondo The Ballet Centre 3.30pm Grade 1 Ballet Turning Pointe - JPS Umm Suqeim 3.30pm Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - Optimal Fitness Ranches 3.45pm Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Al Twar 3.45pm Young Musicians 2 (4-5 yrs) Uptown Primary School 3.45pm Yoga The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club 3.45pm Rhythmic Gymnastics (5-6 yrs old)Regent International School 4.00pm Karate Kid 1 (4-5 yrs old) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 4.00pm Prep Ballet The Ballet Centre 4.00pm Babies Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Umm Sheif 4.00pm Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills 4.00pm

Laura Patty Lara Anna Helen Heba Vicky Angel Lizzie Emma Karen Siobhan Karen Libby Julia Helen Jamie Laura Patty Lara Heba Vicky Carmen Angel Emma Libby Anna Heba Vicky Helen Emma Heba Carmen Libby Laura Jamie Lara Lucy Aisha Aindrea Aindrea Aindrea Louise Heba Laura Jamie Becki Helen Lizzie Louise Heba Becki Jamie Laura Sabum Libby Lizzie Aindrea Maristela Karine Julia Slavica Helen Carmen Emma CONNECTOR 4 1

DUBAI - CHILDRENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ACTIVITY CLASSES

GD 5 Ballet The Ballet Centre Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Umm Sheif Grade 3 Ballet Turning Pointe - Kings Umm Sheif KTW-Miniscene Works (6-10 yrs old)Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity GD 4 Tap The Ballet Centre Primary Ballet CELLO -Springs Town Centre Primary Ballet CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills Rhythmic Gymnastics 7-12 The Ballet Centre Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - GWA Al Barsha Grade 7 Ballet Turning Pointe - Raffles Umm Suqeim GD 1 Ballet The Ballet Centre Irish Dancing The Ballet Centre GD 2 Ballet The Ballet Centre Glee Club Level 1 Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif Rhythmic Gymnastics (7-8 yrs old) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR GD 3 Ballet The Ballet Centre Intermediate Ballet The Ballet Centre Advanced Foundation Ballet The Ballet Centre Grade 1 Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Umm Sheif Intermediate Ballet yr.2 Turning Pointe - Kings Umm Sheif Cheerleading 7+yrs CELLO -Springs Town Centre RAD Grade 1 Ballet CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - GEMS Silicon Oasis Rhythmic Gymnastics -2 7-12 The Ballet Centre Pure Pointe Turning Pointe - Raffles Umm Suqeim Glee Club Level 2 Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif KTW- Minishowstoppers (6-10 yrs old)Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Gym Kids Junior CELLO -Springs Town Centre Hip Hop Junior CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills GD 6 Modern The Ballet Centre Grade 6 Ballet yr.1 Turning Pointe - Raffles Umm Suqeim Gym Kids Senior CELLO -Springs Town Centre Jazz2Pop Turning Pointe - GEMS Silicon Oasis Glee Club Level 3 Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif Advanced 2 Ballet The Ballet Centre Contemporary The Ballet Centre Advanced F Ballet Turning Pointe - Kings Umm Sheif


Grade 4 Ballet Turning Pointe - EIS Umm Suqeim Fairy Ballerinas (2.5-4.5yrs) CELLO - JBR/AL Fattan RAD Grade 2 Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre RAD Grade 3 Ballet CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches Pre Primary Ballet CELLO - JBR/AL Fattan Pre-Primary Ballet The Ballet Centre GD 4 Ballet The Ballet Centre GD 5 Ballet The Ballet Centre Intermediate Taekwondo The Ballet Centre Pre-Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - JPS Umm Suqeim Pre-Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Optimal Fitness Ranches Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Al Twar Young Musicians 3 (5-6 yrs) Uptown Primary School Pre-Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Umm Sheif Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills Karate Kid 2 (6-7 yrs old) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Rhythmic Gymnastics (7-8yrs old) Regent International School Inter F Ballet Turning Pointe - EIS Umm Suqeim RAD Grade 3 Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Jazz CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches RAD Grade 2 Ballet CELLO - JBR/AL Fattan Intermediate Foundation Ballet The Ballet Centre Grade 2 Ballet Turning Pointe - JPS Umm Suqeim Young Musicians 4 (6-7 yrs) Uptown Primary School GD 6 Ballet The Ballet Centre GD 7 Ballet The Ballet Centre GD 8 Ballet The Ballet Centre Advanced Taekwondo The Ballet Centre Grade 3 Ballet Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills Rhythmic Gymnastics (CG) Regent International School Kids Yoga Spa Dunya Grade 3 Ballet Turning Pointe - JESS Ranches Advanced F Ballet Turning Pointe - EIS Umm Suqeim RAD Grade 2 Ballet CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches RAD Grade 4 Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Grade 3 Ballet Turning Pointe - JPS Umm Suqeim Jazz2Pop Turning Pointe - Star Umm Sheif Grade 4 Ballet Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills Grade 5 Ballet Turning Pointe - JESS Ranches Grade 6 Ballet yr.2 Turning Pointe - JPS Umm Suqeim RAD Grade 7 Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre WEDNESDAY Early Learning Art Programme Early Learning Art Programme Prep Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Prep Ballet Thumbelina Ballet (3-5 yrs old ) Baby Ballet Baby Ballet Kinder Music Stricly 4's Ballet Stricly 4's Ballet Irish Dance Beginner A Fairy Ballet (5+ yrs old) Prep Ballet Prep Ballet Prep Ballet Babies Ballet Prep Ballet Superskills (4-5 yrs old) Cinderella Ballet (6+ yrs old) GD 1 Ballet GD 2 Modern Pre Primary Ballet Pre Primary Ballet 4 2 CONNECTOR

4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.15pm 4.30pm 4.30pm 4.30pm 4.30pm 4.30pm 4.30pm 4.30pm 4.30pm 4.30pm 4.45pm 4.45pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.15pm 5.15pm 5.15pm 5.15pm 5.15pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 5.45pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.15pm 6.30pm 6.45pm 7.00pm 7.15pm 7.00pm

Lara Leyla Louise Heba Leyla Becki Jamie Laura Sabum Libby Lizzie Aindrea Maristela Carmen Emma Slavica Julia Lara Louise Heba Leyla Becki Libby Maristela Helen Jamie Laura Sabum Emma Julia Vahida Lizzie Lara Heba Louise Libby Carmen Emma Lizzie Libby Louise

CELLO - JBR/AL Fattan 8.30am CELLO - Springs Town Centre 9.30am Turning Pointe - Al Ghussais 12.00pm Turning Pointe - Al Ghussais 12.45pm Turning Pointe - Raffles Umm Suqeim 2.15pm Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 2.30pm CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches 2.30pm CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills 2.30pm CELLO - Springs Town Centre 2.30pm CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches 3.00pm CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills 3.00pm CELLO - Springs Town Centre 3.00pm Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 3.00pm The Ballet Centre 3.00pm The Ballet Centre 3.00pm Turning Pointe - Raffles Umm Suqeim 3.00pm The Ballet Centre 3.15pm Turning Pointe - Optimal Fitness Ranches 3.15pm Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity 3.15pm Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 3.30pm The Ballet Centre 3.30pm The Ballet Centre 3.30pm CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches 3.30pm CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills 3.30pm

Fernanda Aisha Lorna Lorna Emma Lisa Heba Reanne Loreta Heba Reanne Siobhan Lisa Laura Jamie Emma Becki Lizzie Hanna Lisa Laura Helen Heba Reanne


CELLO - Springs Town Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif Turning Pointe - EIS Umm Suqeim Turning Pointe - Optimal Fitness Ranches Turning Pointe - Raffles Umm Suqeim Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills CELLO - Springs Town Centre Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills Jumeirah Music Centre Exhale, Murjan 1, JBR The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Turning Pointe - Al Ghussais Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Spa Dunya Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif Turning Pointe - EIS Umm Suqeim Turning Pointe - Kings Umm Suqeim Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches CELLO - Springs Town Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills The Ballet Centre Turning Pointe - Al Ghussais CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches CELLO - Oasis Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills Turning Pointe - JESS Ranches Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif Turning Pointe - EIS Umm Suqeim Turning Pointe - Kings Umm Suqeim The Ballet Centre CELLO - Springs Town Centre Turning Pointe - Kings Umm Suqeim Turning Pointe - Al Ghussais Turning Pointe - JESS Ranches Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills

THURSDAY Early Learning Art Programme CELLO - JBR/AL Fattan Early Learning Art Programme CELLO - Springs Town Centre Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - JPS Umm Suqeim Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif Rhythmic Gymnastics (3-4 yrs old) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Baby ballet CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills Baby ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - JPS Umm Suqeim Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - DBS Emirates Hills Stricly 4's Ballet CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills Stricly 4's Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Rhythmic Gymnastics (4-5 yrs old) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif Pre Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Mirdif Beginners Taekwondo The Ballet Centre

3.45pm 3.45pm 3.45pm 3.45pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.15pm 4.15pm 4.30pm 4.30pm 4.30pm 4.30pm 4.30pm 4.30pm 4.30pm 4.30pm 4.45pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.15pm 5.15pm 5.15pm 5.15pm 5.30pm 5.45pm 5.45pm 5.45pm 6.00pm 6.15pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.15pm 6.15pm 6.30pm 6.45pm 7.00pm 7.00pm

Siobhan Jamie Becki Anna Carmen Aindrea Lara Lizzie Emma Lisa Hanna Heba Reanne Siobhan Carmen Maristela Lisa Jamie Becki Laura Anna Lorna Lisa Wafa Aindrea Lara Libby Aindrea Heba Siobhan Helen Jamie Carmen Becki Lorna Heba Reanne Laura Helen Carmen Lizzie Aindrea Lara Libby Jamie Siobhan Libby Lorna Lizzie Carmen

8.30am 9.30am 1.30pm 1.45pm 2.00pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.30pm

Lucy Aisha Patty Carmen Julia Isis Abby Patty Carmen Isis Abby Julia Aindrea Lorna Sabum CONNECTOR 4 3

DUBAI - CHILDRENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ACTIVITY CLASSES

Irish Dance Beginner B Pre-Primary Ballet Primary Ballet KTW- Dramatics 2 (5-6 yrs old) Babies Ballet Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Grade 1 Ballet Aurora Ballet(7-8 yrs old) Superskills (2-3 yrs old) Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Irish Dance Junior Prep Ballet Young Musicians 4 (5-6 yrs) Jazz Dance (5-8 yrs) Primary Ballet GD 2 Ballet GD 8 Ballet KTW- Showstoppers (11-14 yrs old) Primary Ballet Coppelia Ballet (9+ yrs old) Kids Posture Grade 1 Ballet Grade 3 Ballet Pre Vocational Ballet Street Jazz RAD Grade 1 Ballet Irish Dance Senior GD 5 Modern GD 5 Ballet Pre Primary Ballet GD 4 Modern Grade 1 Ballet Hip Hop Senior RAD Grade 2 Ballet GD 7 Ballet Advanced 2 Modern Grade 1 Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Intermediate Ballet Pure Pointe Senior Jazz Irish Dance Advance Grade 5 Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Grade 4 Ballet Hip Hop (8-12yr)


Pre Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - DBS Emirates Hills Pre Primary Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Baby ballet CELLO - Oasis Centre Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Mirdif Rhythmic Gymnastics (7-8 yrs old) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Kids Ballet Spa Dunya Babies Ballet Turning Pointe - Kings Umm Suqeim Grade 1 Ballet Turning Pointe - Optimal Fitness Ranches Grade 2 Ballet Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif RAD Grade 1 Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Stricly 4's Ballet CELLO - Oasis Centre Grade 2 Ballet Turning Pointe - DBS Emirates Hills Intermediate Taekwondo The Ballet Centre Babies Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Mirdif Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - Kings Umm Suqeim Pre Primary Ballet CELLO - Oasis Centre RAD Grade 2 Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Grade 4 Ballet Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif Rhythmic Gymnastics (CG) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Grade 5 Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Mirdif Primary Ballet CELLO - Oasis Centre RAD Grade 3 Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Grade 3 Ballet Turning Pointe - JESS Ranches Boy’s Street Jazz Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif RAD Grade 1 Ballet CELLO - Oasis Centre Street Jazz CELLO - Springs Town Centre Hip Hop/ Jazz CELLO - Oasis Centre Grade 4 Ballet Turning Pointe - JESS Ranches

3.30pm 3.30pm 3.45pm 3.45pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.15pm 4.15pm 4.15pm 4.30pm 4.45pm 4.45pm 4.45pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 5.45pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.15pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.00pm

Carmen Abby Reanne Lorna Julia Wafa Patty Lizzie Aindrea Heba Reanne Carmen Sabum Lorna Patty Reanne Abby Aindrea Julia Lorna Reanne Abby Lizzie Aindrea Reanne Abby Reanne Lizzie

Abu Dhabi Fitness Calendar- April 2013 WEDNESDAY Vertical Flex Int. Adult Ballet Vertical Flex Beg.

Expressions - One to one Hotel Expressions - One to one Hotel Expressions - One to one Hotel

6.30pm 6.30pm 7.30pm

Emma Abby Emma

Children’s Activity Classes Abu Dhabi - April 2013 SATURDAY Baby Ballet Strictly 4’s Ballet RAD Primary Ballet RAD Pre Primary Ballet RAD Grade 1 Ballet RAD Grade 3 Ballet

Expressions- One to One Hotel Expressions- One to One Hotel Expressions- One to One Hotel Expressions- Hilton Hotel Expressions- Hilton Hotel Expressions- Hilton Hotel

10.30am 11.00am 11.30am 12.45pm 1.30pm 2.30pm

Abby Abby Abby Abby Abby Abby

SUNDAY RAD Primary Ballet RAD Grade 1 Ballet Irish Dance 6yrs+ RAD Grade 4 Ballet Pointe Beginners RAD Grade 6 Ballet

Expressions- One to One Hotel Expressions- One to One Hotel Expressions- One to One Hotel Expressions- One to One Hotel Expressions- One to One Hotel Expressions- One to One Hotel

3.00pm 3.45pm 4.45pm 5.30pm 6.30pm 6.45pm

Abby Abby Abby Abby Abby Abby

MONDAY Fairy Balerinas Diddy Dancer RAD Pre Primary Ballet Beg Ballet 3-5 yrs Senior Ballet RAD Grade 2 Ballet

Expressions- Khalidiya Village Expressions- Canadian Int. Sch. Expressions- Khalidiya Village Expressions- International Music Institute Expressions- Canadian Int. Sch. Expressions- Khalidiya Village

3.00pm 3.15pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.45pm 4.15pm

Abby Reanne Abby Victoria Reanne Abby

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Expressions- International Music Institute Expressions- Khalidiya Village Expressions- International Music Institute Expressions- Khalidiya Village

4.15pm 5.15pm 5.15pm 6.00pm

Victoria Abby Victoria Abby

TUESDAY RAD Pre-Intermediate Fairy Balerinas RAD Pre Primary Ballet RAD Pre Primary Ballet Tap Grade 4 RAD Grade 2 Ballet Tap Grade 2 RAD Grade 6 Ballet Intermediate Pointe TAP Grade 3

Expressions- One to One Hotel Expressions- Sas Al Nakl Expressions- Sas Al Nakl Expressions- One to One Hotel Expressions- Sas Al Nakl Expressions- One to One Hotel Expressions- Sas Al Nakl Expressions- One to One Hotel Expressions- One to One Hotel Expressions- One to One Hotel

2.45pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 4.15pm 4.15pm 5.15pm 5.15pm 6.15pm 6.45pm

Abby Isis Isis Abby Isis Abby Isis Abby Abby Abby

WEDNESDAY Strictly 4’s Ballet Diddy Dance Fairy Ballerinas Fairy Ballerinas RAD Grade 1 Ballet RAD Grade 2 Ballet Toodler Ballet Hip Hop Junior Dance Club Junior RAD Grade 3 Ballet Hip Hop Senior Dance Club Senior RAD Grade 4 Ballet Hip Hop Int. Adult Ballet

Expressions- Golf Garden Expressions- Al Bandar Expressions- International Music Institute Expressions- Al Bandar Expressions- Golf Garden Expressions- International Music Institute Expressions- Al Bandar Expressions- Golf Garden Expressions- Al Bandar Expressions- International Music Institute Expressions- Golf Garden Expressions- Al Bandar Expressions- International Music Institute Expressions- Golf Garden Expressions- International Music Institute

3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.45pm 4.00pm 4.15pm 4.45pm 4.45pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 5.45pm 6.00pm 6.30pm

Isis Victoria Victoria Isis Abby Victoria Isis Victoria Abby Isis Victoria Abby Isis Abby

THURSDAY Beg Ballet 3-5yrs Intermidiate Ballet 6 - 8yrs Advance Ballet 9-11yrs

Expressions- International Music Institute 3.30pm Expressions- International Music Institute 4.15pm Expressions- International Music Institute 5.15pm

Victoria Victoria Victoria

Children’s Activity Classes Al Ain - April 2013 SUNDAY RAD Grade 5 Ballet RAD Grade 3 Ballet Prep Ballet Pre Primary Ballet RAD Grade 6 Ballet RAD Grade 8 Ballet

Expressions - House of Arts Expressions - House of Arts Expressions - House of Arts Expressions - House of Arts Expressions - House of Arts Expressions - House of Arts

3.15pm 4.00pm 4.45pm 5.15pm 5.45pm 6.45pm

Reanne Reanne Reanne Reanne Reanne Reanne

MONDAY RAD Grade 1 Ballet RAD Grade 2 Ballet ISTD Grade 2 Tap ISTD Grade 6 Tap Pointe Modern/Jazz Senior

Expressions - House of Arts Expressions - House of Arts Expressions - House of Arts Expressions - House of Arts Expressions - House of Arts Expressions - House of Arts

4.00pm 4.45pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.45pm 7.30pm

Isis Isis Isis Isis Isis Isis

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DUBAI / ABU DHABI / AL AIN - CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY CLASSES

Intermediate ballet 6-8 yrs Street Jazz Advance Ballet 9-11 yrs Irish Dance 10yrs +


TUESDAY RAD Grade 5 Ballet RAD Primary Ballet Pre Primary Ballet Prep Ballet RAD Grade 3 Ballet RAD Grade 6/8 Ballet

Expressions - House of Arts Expressions - House of Arts Expressions - House of Arts Expressions - House of Arts Expressions - House of Arts Expressions - House of Arts

3.15pm 4.00pm 4.45pm 5.15pm 5.45pm 6.30pm

Reanne Reanne Reanne Reanne Reanne Reanne

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10.00am 11.00am 4.30pm 5.30pm 8.30pm 9.30pm 10.30pm

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SUNDAY Aqua Aerobics TaeBo Step Aerobics Aqua Aerobics Body Jam Body Pump 20/20/20

Imar Spa, Umm Al Quwain Imar Spa, Umm Al Quwain Imar Spa, Umm Al Quwain Imar Spa, Umm Al Quwain Sharjah Ladies Club Sharjah Ladies Club Sharjah Ladies Club

10.00am 11.00am 5.00pm 5.30pm 8.30pm 9.30pm 10.30pm

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MONDAY Aqua Aerobics Taebo TBT Body Jam Body Balance

Imar Spa, Umm Al Quwain Imar Spa, Umm Al Quwain Sharjah Ladies Club Sharjah Ladies Club Sharjah Ladies Club

10.00am 4.30pm 8.30pm 9.30pm 10.30pm

Carmen Hasania Reem Ria Noura & Olive

TUESDAY Aqua Aerobics Aqua Aerobics Zumba Hi-Lo Wellness Circuit Spin & Abs Body Pump

Imar Spa, Umm Al Quwain Imar Spa, Umm Al Quwain Imar Spa, Umm Al Quwain Imar Spa, Umm Al Quwain Sharjah Ladies Club Sharjah Ladies Club Sharjah Ladies Club

10.00am 10.00am 11.00am 4.30pm 8.30pm 9.30pm 10.30pm

Hasania Tracy Carmen Hasania Mary - Win Raquel Ria

WEDNESDAY Aqua Aerobics Step Aerobics Step Aerobics Aqua Aerobics Body Balance TaeBo Abs RPM

Imar Spa, Umm Al Quwain Imar Spa, Umm Al Quwain Imar Spa, Umm Al Quwain Imar Spa, Umm Al Quwain Sharjah Ladies Club Sharjah Ladies Club Sharjah Ladies Club

10.00am 11.00am 4.30pm 5.30pm 8.30pm 9.30pm 10.30pm

Carmen Tracy Hasania Tracy Noura & Olive Nusayba Reem

THURSDAY Aqua Aerobics Interval Training Aqua Aerobics Wellness Circuit 20/20/20

Imar Spa, Umm Al Quwain Imar Spa, Umm Al Quwain Imar Spa, Umm Al Quwain Sharjah Ladies Club Sharjah Ladies Club

10.00am 5.00pm 5.30pm 8.30pm 9.30pm

Wafa Wafa Tracy Mary - Win Raquel

FRIDAY Aqua Aerobics Aqua Aerobics

Imar Spa, Umm Al Quwain Imar Spa, Umm Al Quwain

10.00am 5.30pm

Tracy Tracy

4 6 CONNECTOR


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