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Every smile tells a story

Department of Dentistry

Dr. Sinan Salim Al Rubaye Restorative Dentist

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Maxillofacial & Oral Surgeon

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hat is it with us girls? I recently started with a new personal trainer in a bid to start this year’s training plan - a bit late I know. But do you think that’s stopped me from saying no to a savoury snack? No! It’s the same with my cats I arrived home the other night to find that the male had opened the cupboard door - but it was the girls that were in there eating all the treats! However, I have now started sharing their treats with two stray kittens that we recently found outside our office. Read all about it on page 40. This issue is packed with all the typical festive treats, ideas and offers from around Dubai. So whether you are looking to take the kids to see Santa, watch the major hotels turn on their tree lights, or somewhere to enjoy your Christmas dinner, it’s all in here. That’s not all we’ve been up to this month. From pizza making and Japanese cooking classes we’ve been out and about so you can get the most out of Dubai - all in the name of research of course... Now, when is my next training session again?

Managing Editor: Lynda Darai Editor: Louise Carne Editorial Assistant: Melanie Manalo Senior Sales Manager: Tara Mitchell Sales Executive: Claire Gilbody, Rachel Burke Advertising Administrator: Raquel Cerrado Green Page Administrator: Melanie Manalo Senior Graphic Designer: Connie Elshall Graphic Designer: Aemi Grutas Webmaster: Ronel Guevarra Chief Accountant: Geebhoy Jacob Credit Controller: Mala Suresh Administration: Ley Ann Ipac, Maria Liezel Inonog Connector is published by: Connector Publishing FZ LLC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Office 112 & 113, Building 4, Dubai Media City PO Box 26435, Dubai, UAE Email: conector@emirates.net.ae Website: www.mydubaiconnection.com For advertising & distribution enquiries contact: Tel: 04-3902727 Fax: 04-3908058 For editorial/subscription & Green Page enquiries contact: Tel: 04-3752113 Fax: 04-3908058 For Human Resources email hr@connector-dubai.com

Printed by Emirates Printing Press, Dubai Contents of this publication are copyright. No material may be reproduced without written permission. Notice and disclaimer... The material used in this publication is intended to be used for informational purposes only. A sincere effort has been made to report accurate information. However, one or more recognised authorities in health and nutrition may hold different views than those reported therein, and the reader is so advised. This publication is not meant to be an endorsement of any specific product or services offered.

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contents REGULARS This Month

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Kids’ Corner

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Animal Magic

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Healthy Living

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features 28 December calendar What’s happening this month 46 IT’S PARTY TIME Dress to impress 60 Bon appétit! Stuffed turkey breast 64 Sofa, so good The essentials 80 Festive trends For tots to teens 98 Pets unwrapped For the holidays 104 Editor’s picks Beauty products I love! 120 Christmas pampering Beauty boosters and quick fixes 140 Natural highs 20 ways to a guilt-free buzz

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Magical Christmas world

The JESS Night Market is back again! Everyone is welcome to attend this popular festive event on Friday 7th December 3pm to 8pm at JESS Jumeirah, opposite Safa Park. Established 12 years ago as a small primary school fair, it is now a well-known Dubai institution attracting thousands of visitors every year. Step out of the sunshine and into a magical world of Christmas. Soak up the warm, friendly, community atmosphere and prepare to be dazzled by the thousands of sparkling lights and twinkling lanterns, Christmas trees, baubles and decorations. There is something at the Night Market for everyone. Over 150 stalls will be brimming over with thousands of unusual and affordable gifts including exquisite handmade jewellery and clothing, photography and artwork. If shopping alone doesn’t appeal, your children will love the Polar Express Train, the bouncy castles, face-painting, games, activities and competitions, not to mention the famous Santa’s Grotto. Entertainment will be provided throughout the day with hosts Catboy and Geordiebird from Dubai 92 Breakfast Show as well as traditional highlights such as a 100-strong children’s’ choir, jazz band and various dance and gymnastics displays. If you’re feeling hungry after all the fun and games (and shopping), stop for a well-earned snack at the Food Court, catered by Jebel Ali Hotels or the extensive cake stall with lots of tasty home-baked traditional goodies. Guaranteed to be a fun day out for the whole family. Not to be missed.

Greeting cards

Support Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs this festive season. Al Noor offers an extensive collection of unique greeting card designs for all occasions. Each new catalogue is a parade of the rich culture of the UAE through its array of beautiful card designs for all occasions. Designs are done by students of Al Noor and various artists from the UAE. Cards can be printed and customised according to your wish with corporate logos and any text of your choice. For more information contact Raed Matar on 04-3404844 or email RaedMatar@alnoorspneeds.ae.

Winter Fest

Get into the Christmas spirit at the popular JC Winter Fest, taking place at Jumeirah College on Saturday 8th December from 11am to 3pm. Attractions will include gift shops, cake souk, mocktail bar as well as s tombola and prize draw, with a chance to win tickets to London and tickets to see Katy Perry and Usher live in concert.

An advent adventure

Do you believe in Santa Claus? If you do, join Centrepoint Theatre in DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates from 6th to 9th December for a new fun-filled show. Santa Claus and the Christmas Adventure takes place at Santa’s HQ in the North Pole. The Reindeer Sat-Nav is programmed and the toys are piled high on the sleigh, then... chaos strikes! Rudolph is missing and the Elves are misbehaving, will Santa ever find Rudolph and deliver the presents to all the boys and girls? Through songs, stories and poems, the audience is taken on a fast paced adventure, and to thank them for helping to save Christmas each child will receive a special present. Show timings are 11am, 2pm, 4pm and 6.30pm and tickets are priced between Dhs 100 and Dhs 135. Call 04-3414777 or box.office@ductac.org. 30 | DECEMBER Connector Connector Master Layout - DECEMBER 2012.indd 30

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Join The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai ( JBR) on Saturday 8th December from 5pm to 6pm to kick-start the holiday season with sparkling lights during the annual Christmas tree lighting at The Lobby Lounge. Enjoy their legendary afternoon tea while Jumeirah Music Centre ( JMC) children’s choir and the resident harpist serenade you with a medley of Christmas jingles and melodies. Afternoon Tea prices start from Dhs 62 per person. Call 04-3186150 or email dine.dubai@ritzcarlton.com.

Seasonal goodies

Christmas carols

The MĂśvenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach invites you to their Christmas tree lighting event in the hotel lobby on 6th December from 7pm to 9pm. Enjoy classic Christmas carols performed by the hotel choir, seasonal sweets and season-inspired beverage treats for all. In addition, the Falls Lobby lounge will be transformed into a spectacular Christmas winter wonderland with a Christmas market, complete with indulgent German and Swiss festive treats to share with loved ones from 5th to 31st December. For more details visit the Festive Desk in the hotel lobby or call 04-4498888.

On 9th December, join The Shangri-La Hotel for their Christmas tree lighting ceremony from 7pm to 8pm. Meander through the festive market and sample mulled wine and hot chocolate, while enjoying the joyful sounds of Katrina Harris, who will be performing throughout the evening. In addition, from 9th December until 1st January, the Lobby Lounge is offering traditional afternoon tea with a festive twist where you can sample sandwiches, international cheeses and a wide variety of desserts, mulled wine is also available by the glass. Special Christmas goodies such as gingerbread houses, chocolate snowmen and chocolate Santas will also be on sale in the lobby. Priced at Dhs 165 per person including a glass of Champagne or Dhs 115 excluding Champagne. Call 04-4052703.

Festive magic

The Arabian Ranches Golf Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place on Friday 14th December in the Grand Lobby from 6pm to 7pm. This is complimentary for members and AR residents and mulled beverage, soft beverages and Christmas mince pies will be available. Call 04-3607935 or email restaurant@arabianranchesgolf.ae.

Traditional tree lighting

The celebrations at Grand Millennium Dubai begin with a tree lighting ceremony on Sunday 16th December. Call 04-4299999, email reservations@ grandmill-dubai.com or visit www.grandmillenniumdubai.com.

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The Emirates Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Center

AMER MANSOUR, M.D.

ISSAM MARDINI, M.D.

KAISSAR CESAR YAMMINE, M.D.

MARWAN ELKHAZEN, M.D.

MAHMOUD ABDEL FATTAH, M.D.

KHALED NAAMAN, M.D.

Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon (AUB) Hip, Knee & Shoulder Clinic Jumeirah and Marina Branches

Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon (France) Hand & Foot Clinic Jumeirah Branch

Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon Spine Clinic Jumeirah Branch

Also in Dubai Marina

Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon (France/USA) Spine Clinic (Back & Neck) Jumeirah Branch

Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon (Germany) Trauma Clinic Jumeirah Branch

Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon (Germany/ USA) Knee Clinic Jumeirah Branch

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Chocolate workshop

Chocolate lovers can sign up for a unique Chocolate Workshop at Nineteen, The Address Montgomerie Dubai on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 2.30pm. Available from now until Christmas, the workshop starts with tea and coffee, and is followed by a detailed introduction to chocolate and demonstration workshop by Nineteen’s Chef de Cuisine, David Attwater. The price is Dhs 299 (minimum 4 guests). Call 04-3905600.

Gifts galore

Calling all arts and crafters. Santa will be making a pre-Christmas stop at the Time Oak Hotel & Suites Christmas Bazaar extravaganza on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th December. Taking place in the hotel’s gardens, more than 17 of the city’s unique handicraft experts and artists have already signed up and will be selling all kinds of gift-giving goodies from jewellery and paintings to hand-stitched accessories, quirky handicrafts and edible Christmas treats. Stalls are available for rent for just Dhs 250 per day, with a table and storage space provided. For more information, email Amina Ali at amina.ali@timehotels.ae or call her on 055-5561107.

Creative ideas

If you are looking for unique gifts then visit the ARTE Markets on Friday 7th December at Festival Centre, Dubai Festival City and on Friday 14th December at Times Square Center. A treasure trove of unique products, all items on sale are homemade, handcrafted and hand painted locally and will make unique gifts for anyone. The market will mark ARTE’s second Food Festival that will celebrate the diversity of the cultures living in the UAE, and will offer local residents a chance to taste different foods of the world. In addition, Feline Friends will continue with their fundraising secondhand book sale. They offer an environmentally friendly (and budget friendly) option to stocking your library with wonderful books. All books at the sale are donations from the community and are in fair or good condition. Visit www.arte.ae.

Towers Rotana Dubai

Let Towers Rotana Dubai ease your Christmas catering worries this Festive Season with their takeaway choices, with all the traditional trimmings. All you have to do is call, tell them when you would like your order to be ready, go and collect it and enjoy! The Roast Turkey, suitable for eight people is priced at Dhs 499. The roast mustard glazed Pork Loin, suitable for four is priced at Dhs 489. Yule logs, including Mikado (chocolate mousse, vanilla brulee, chocolate biscuit), strawberry cheese cake (strawberry Jaconde biscuit, fresh vanilla cream, lemon biscuit) and Pistachio flavours with nuts, are priced at Dhs 140 net per kilo. Available from 10th to 26th December, terms and conditions may apply. For enquiries and orders call 04-3122201 or email fb.towers@rotana.com. 34 | DECEMBER Connector Connector Master Layout - DECEMBER 2012.indd 34

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Lights, camera, action

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced that Academy Award winning actor Colin Firth and his fashion entrepreneur wife Livia will attend the Festival this year to support the annual ‘One Night to Change Lives’ charity event. The couple who are Global Ambassadors for Oxfam along with Kristin Davis will be among the many international celebrity attendees including Rooney Mara, Amr Waked and Ali Mostafa at the annual blacktie charity evening on 14th December at the prestigious Armani Hotel in Dubai. All proceeds from the exclusive gala dinner and high-end auction featuring one-of-a-kind prizes donated by celebrity Oxfam partners will go to the UAE-based philanthropic organisation Dubai Cares and global development and aid agency, Oxfam. To purchase tickets call Urban Events on 04-4456842.

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Double whammy

If you don’t have your tickets yet, what are you waiting for? Katy Perry and Usher will perform live at the World Parachuting Championships Closing Ceremony on Saturday 8th December at Meydan Racecourse. Tickets are priced at Dhs 450 for Regular and Dhs 1,000 for Golden Circle and are available exclusively online at www.boxofficeme.com and in-store at Virgin Megastore in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. For further information go to www.wpcconcert.ae, and to learn more about the World Parachuting Championships visit www.wpcuae.ae.

The Mother, Baby and Child Show, running from 6th to 8th December at Dubai International Exhibition Centre (DWTC), promises to be a great day out for the whole family. The show will give parents and parents-to-be the chance to try, test and buy the very latest products on the market as well as receive great advice to help them make the right choices for their families. The show plays host to over 150 of the best baby and parenting brands including Pampers, Nestle, Mamas & Papas, Vtech, Progress, Kair, Barni and many more offering special show discounts. With discounts of up to 80% off (Crocs!) visitors are guaranteed to be able to snap up a bargain. Visit www. motherbabyandchild.com.

A peek behind the scenes

Ever wondered what a racehorse eats, how they sleep or how they are conditioned for Dubai’s multi-million dollar races? Get up close and personal with Meydan’s four-legged athletes on a behind-the-scenes stable tour. Stable Tour guests will be treated to a five-star buffet breakfast at Meydan’s Farriers restaurant before heading out to the stables for an hour-long tour. Meydan Stable Tours run every Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 8am to 11am from now until 20th March 2013. Tickets cost Dhs 250 for adults and Dhs 150 for children. Call 04-3813405 or email leisure@meydanhotels.com or stabletours@meydanhotels.com. 36 | DECEMBER Connector Connector Master Layout - DECEMBER 2012.indd 36

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So you think you can dance?

Sharmila Dance has announced the line-up for its second annual Sharmila Dance Gala. The Gala includes duo Michelle Brooke and Jesus Solorio from the internationally acclaimed TV series ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ set to take centre stage at Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates on 14th and 15th December.Tickets are priced at Dhs 200 for stall and Dhs 155 for balcony seats and are available at Virgin Megastores and online at www.virginmegastore.me, as well as at the DUCTAC Box Office. Visit www.sharmiladance.com.

A taste of France

Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach has partnered with Alliance Francaise to bring a slice of French music history to the shores of Dubai. ‘Brassens ou la liberté’ explores the world of the most successful French singer to date, the late George Brassens, in a unique interactive multimedia format. After a successful term at the Cité de la Musique in Paris, the exhibition has now toured to the UAE and is open to the public from now until 6th December at Plantation Lounge, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach. Call 04-4484876.

Dubai City Sound

Dubai City Sound, formerly known as Dubai Harmony, announces the start of the new season and opens registration for all new members interested in barbershop style singing. Whilst a musical background may be beneficial, newcomers are welcome to join if they are females who can sing in tune. Under the directorship of Gayle Powell, a singing veteran with over 10 years of experience in barbershop singing, the group meets for two hours every Monday at 7.30pm at Star International School in Umm Suqeim. For further details contact dubaicitysound@gmail.com, or www.facebook.com/ DubaiCitySound, or contact Gayle Powell (Director) 050-4270407.

UAE National Day

DUCTAC is celebrating the 41st UAE National Day by treating audiences to special free screenings of the largest Arabian theatrical production of all time, Freej Folklore, in both English and Arabic. Taking place at DUCTAC’s Kilachand Studio Theatre on 2nd December, these screenings will give audiences another chance to experience this exceptional blend of dance, music, animation and stage performance which will take them on a magical and enchanting journey to discover the myths and legends of Arabia. Entrance is free and doors open at 2.30pm for the English performance and at 5.30pm for the Arabic performance. Call 04-3414777 or email box.office@ductac.org. 38 | DECEMBER Connector Connector Master Layout - DECEMBER 2012.indd 38

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Things we did this month... Learnt to cook Japanese

I love Japanese food especially Sushi, but my skills extend only to ordering it not to making it. So when SCAFA School of Culinary and Finishing Arts in JLT offered to teach me, I donned my apron and chef ’s hat and was off ! SCAFA is a culinary institute with programmes for professional and enthusiast students. Their regular enthusiast programmes are for the home chef who wants to learn new skills. There is a number of short programmes available and they also provide courses for children. SCAFA is offering Christmas gift vouchers of cooking classes for two, the perfect present for anyone who loves to cook. After the class, students can enjoy tasting their own masterpieces at SCAFÉ - the in-house French bistro. The themed cooking classes will take place in January, February and March and classes for two start at 6.45pm every Wednesday. Vouchers cost Dhs 500, are available for purchase at SCAFA from 1st to 31st December and are valid for three months from the date of purchase. Call 04-3794044 or email info@scafa.ae. I’m even cuter in the fur!

Helped a cause

Here at Connector we all love animals, so when two tiny little kittens appeared outside the office late one night we just had to help them. They have had daily fresh food and water, and though it took them some time they now come out to greet us at feeding time! Feeding them attracted another cat who was in great pain, so we took her to the Noble Veterinary Clinic at The Green Community and would like to thank Dr Soheyl Simaei for all his efforts in finding out what was wrong with her and helping her get better. We would also like to thank Feline Friends for their support and advice, the work they do here is phenomenal, Feline Friends is dedicated to helping the cats of Dubai but they need your help. They are desperate for volunteers but any help you can give them will be greatly appreciated. Call 050-4510058 or visit www.felinefriendsdubai. com. For Noble Veterinary Clinic call 04-8854848 or visit www.noblevetclinic.com. If you can give any of these cats the loving home they so desperately need, please call 04-3902727 or email editorial@ connector-dubai.com. 40 | DECEMBER Connector

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Joined the club

Who doesn’t love pizza? And PizzaExpress UAE have again gone the extra mile by introducing the new cashless PizzaExpress Membership card, which was unveiled at the launch event at the PizzaExpress Restaurant in Jumeirah. We went along and tried our hand at pizza making - the ‘Connector Pizza’, made by Editor Louise, was delicious! The PizzaExpress Membership card costs Dhs 199 with Dhs 50 credit already charged which can be redeemed at any PizzaExpress restaurant in the UAE. The card can be purchased at any PizzaExpress outlet across the UAE and once the card is activated via PizzaExpress’s website or in-store, customers have access to special daily offers. In addition, for every PizzaExpress membership card bought there is a chance to enter a draw to win a Black Mini Cooper, with the winner announced on 31st January 2013. Visit www.pizzaexpressuae.com.

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Merry Christmas We have two Christmas Hampers to give away to two lucky readers. To enter visit www.mydubaiconnection.com or visit us on Facebook/Connector.com

Each hamper contains Dinner for two on the Monday Italian Night with one beverage at Dante Italian restaurant. Plus dinner for two at any theme night plus one beverage at Toshi Pan-Asian restaurant from Grand Millennium.

An elegant pearl necklace from Liali Jewellery

A gift voucher for a LPG Body or Face Treatment

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A complete whitening package from Drs Nicolas & Asp

One free session of Radio Frequency for facial contouring and skin tightening and Cocoona’s Instant Glow Organic Facial Treatment worth Dhs 2,500 from Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic Transformation.

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A complimentary membership for one month in Bodylines the Gym at Towers Rotana with two sessions with a professional trainer. Dinner for two at any of Flavours on Two theme nights. A 25% discount voucher on total bill for Friday Brunch at Flavours on Two. A 20% discount voucher on total bill at Longs Bar.

One voucher for Carvery Night at Rodeo Grill for two people at Al Bustan Rotana or one complimentary dinner for two people at Pergolas Restaurant Al Dente Night Al Murooj Rotana.

The latest Linksys Smart EA6500 Wi-Fi Router from Cisco, delivers the latest home Wi-Fi technology for active online homes easily handling everything from streaming HD video and multiplayer gaming to downloading large files, adding storage or printers, and connecting multiple devices. The router comes equipped with a software platform that redefines and dramatically simplifies how consumers connect, control and interact with their connected devices, including personal entertainment and home appliances.

The Entertainer, the region’s best-selling annual two-forone incentives book, is out with its 2013 editions. Win one Entertainer book. Terms and conditions: Additional terms and conditions may apply to prizes at the discretion of the prize giver. One winner per hamper. Prizes must be collected by 1st March 2013. Connector Publishing accepts no responsibility for failure to redeem the prize before the deadline date. Connector Publishing accepts no responsibility for any terms and conditions given by the prize giver.

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FASHION update

It’s party season! Black tie events, cocktail parties and concerts, not forgetting Christmas and New Year’s, we all know December is an extremely eventful month and now’s the time to dress to impress. Darai

Sara

SEQUINS

Put your sparkle shades on because sequins, sequins and more sequins are a tradition around this time of year. Elie Saab and Donna Karen dresses dazzled on the catwalk in their winter shows, from candy colours to charcoal greys they’ve showed us that going glam is a guaranteed look this month.

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PRINTS

Digital, graphic and kaleidoscopic prints are taking over the fashion scene with exaggerated florals, geometric shapes, as well as Chanel and Versace inspired chains, and animal prints. This trend has been showcased in many stores around Dubai, one of my favourite places to shop for printed dresses this season would definitely be Lipsy London.

Lipsy

Elie Saab

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PEPLUMS & PURSES

Make-up, money and mobile, isn’t that all you need? Clutches have been around for a while now and are really ‘handy’, light and only the size of a purse. Although a decent priced clutch is hard to find, they are definitely worth the investment. Peplums are a perfect piece that can take you straight from your desk to dinner this holiday season. A trend that has dominated the runways, a peplum top looks best when worn with a fitted pant to enhance a striking silhouette.

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Kurt Geiger New Look Iconic

Splash

Liali Kurt Geiger

Gerard Darel

Splash

SHOE FANATICS & METALLICS

December means bold statements, and we all know there’s no better way to make an entrance than with a stunning pair of shoes. Studded stilettos and ankle boots have both been big this season, from catwalks to shops Steve Madden, Dumond and Kurt Geiger are stocking up for the festive celebrations. Gold on black and silver on white, metallic wear is for sure the biggest trend this Autumn\Winter. Michael Kors latest collection includes dresses, Casadei handbags and even shoes in various metallic tones, not forgetting stores in the more affordable price range such as Splash, New look and Forever21. Michael Kors

death-over-designer.com Steve Madden

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FASHION update

What do you give the woman with everything?

With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s never too soon to get your gift list in order. Give the gift that will never be re-gifted - Dazzling Straps, replacement diamante bra straps. Their extensive range of designs includes weddings to casual daywear, in five finishes with or without crystals for something to suit every taste. They also offer genuine Swarovski body tattoos to bling your skin. They are easy to apply and last for days. See the Wedding and Jewel collection at The Bridal Showroom in Jumeirah Business Center 2, #909, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Galeries Lafayette in Dubai Mall and the Casual Lux with Gorgeous Plus Collections at TKD Lingerie Store in Jumeirah Town Center Mall. For online shopping or further information visit www.dazzlingstraps.com. Deliveries made online are free of charge.

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Christmas delights Grand Millennium Dubai

Enjoy a traditional Christmas Eve Dinner at Dante Restaurant, Grand Millennium Dubai, priced at Dhs 175 per person with one beverage or Dhs 285 per person with unlimited selected beverages. There is a 50% discount for children aged between eight and 12 while children under eight years dine free. Then enjoy the International Christmas Buffet at Atrium Restaurant priced at Dhs 175 per person with one beverage or Dhs 285 per person with unlimited selected beverages with live entertainment and Santa Claus! There is a 50% discount for children aged between eight and 12 while children under eight years dine free. Call 04-4299999, email reservations@grandmill-dubai.com or visit www.grandmillenniumdubai.com.

The Palace Downtown Dubai

Usher in the festive season with the Christmas Eve dinner at Asado, The Palace Downtown Dubai for Dhs 320 (excluding beverages). In addition, Ewaan is hosting a Christmas Day brunch for Dhs 500 (including soft beverages) or Dhs 600 (including selected and premium beverages). Call 04-4287806 or email dine@thepalace-dubai.com.

Towers Rotana

If you want to get into the Christmas spirit then Christmas Eve at Flavours is the place for you and your love ones. Enjoy a delectable festive buffet for Dhs 225 per person, which includes unlimited selected house beverages. Then enjoy all the traditions of a truly festive Christmas Family Day with Flavours Christmas Day brunch. For Dhs 249 per person you can savour all the traditional favourites, including roast turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce, with unlimited selected beverages. Children will be entertained all afternoon with fun and a special visit from Santa Claus himself. Call 04-3122201 for reservations.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek

On Christmas Eve the Grand Buffet at Boulvar is priced at Dhs195 or Dhs 275 (with half a bottle of red or white wine). In addition, The China Club is also offering set menus for Dhs 185 and Dhs 240; the Minato dinner buffet is priced at Dhs 165; La Moda Italian set menu is Dhs 150; and Palm Grill is set to impress with a set menu for Dhs 250. In addition, a 2-hour cruise on the Al Mansour Dhow on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day is priced at Dhs 219 for adults and Dhs 99 for children aged 4 to 12 years. Christmas Day also brings Christmas brunch on the 2nd floor of the hotel, where 7 different outlets come together for just Dhs 199. Call 04-2057033. 50 | DECEMBER Connector Connector Master Layout - DECEMBER 2012.indd 50

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Jumeirah Emirates Towers

Enjoy a Christmas Eve or Christmas Day four course menu at Vu’s Restaurant (inclusive of water, soft drinks and a glass of Bellini as a welcome drink) for Dhs 525 (or 750 Sirius points). Discounts are available for children. Call 04-3198088 or email JETrestaurants@jumeirah.com.

The Address Dubai Mall

Join the Christmas Day BBQ brunch at Cabana for Dhs 225 (including soft drinks and juices) or Dhs 295 (including unlimited selected beverages). Alternatively, the Christmas Day Royal Brunch at Ember Grill & Lounge is priced at Dhs 285 (including soft drinks and juices) or Dhs 385 (including unlimited selected beverages and bubbly). Call 04-8883444 or email dine@theaddress.com.

The Westin

The Westin’s Christmas Eve Blue Orange buffet (from 6pm to midnight) is priced at Dhs 590 (free flow Champagne, house beverages, wine, beer & soft drinks), Dhs 395 (house beverages, wine, beer & soft drinks) and Dhs 195 (kids buffet - 6 to12 years). Alternatively, the Bubbalicious Christmas Day brunch at Blue Orange, Hunters and Spice Emporium is priced at Dhs 690 (free flow Champagne, house beverages, wine, beer and soft drinks), Dhs 450 (food only) and Dhs 150 (kids - 6 to 12 years).Call 04-5117139 (ext 7139).

Park Hyatt Dubai

Indulge in a Christmas Eve festive feast at Traiteur for Dhs 525 (including a welcome glass of VeuveCliquot Champagne and free-flowing wine and beer from 7.30pm until midnight). Traiteur is also offering ‘Brunch at the Park’ on Christmas Day for Dhs 795 (including free flowing VeuveClicquot Champagne, wine and beer from 12.30pm to 4pm). Call 04-3172222 or email restaurants.dubai@hyatt.com.

Atlantis, The Palm

For memorable Christmas Eve and Christmas Day celebrations, Atlantis is offering value-packed set menus at most of the resort’s 20 restaurants. Alternatively, if you are looking for Christmas on the beach, Nasimi Beach will offer traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings. Call 04-4262626 or visit www.atlantisthepalm.com for more information. www.mydubaiconnection.com Connector Master Layout - DECEMBER 2012.indd 51

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Grand Millennium Dubai

Enjoy a Festive Asian BBQ on Christmas Eve at Toshi Signature Restaurant priced at Dhs 175 per person with one beverage and Dhs 285 per person with unlimited selected beverages. There is a 50% discount for children aged between eight and 12 while children under eight years dine free. Then enjoy the International Christmas Buffet at Atrium Restaurant priced at Dhs 175 per person with one beverage or Dhs 285 per person with unlimited selected beverages with live entertainment and Santa Claus! There is a 50% discount for children aged between eight and 12 while children under eight years dine free. Call 04-4299999, email reservations@ grandmill-dubai.com or visit www.grandmillenniumdubai.com.

Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel

Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel’s Christmas Day brunch at The Observatory is where diners can delight in magnificent 360º views of Dubai in an elegant setting from Dhs 650 per person including house beverages. Alternatively, every evening during the month of December, indulge in a festive 4-course set menu with a choice to dine in A.Z.U.R international restaurant overlooking the Marina or in The Observatory on the 52nd floor with its panoramic views. This is priced at Dhs 300 per adult and Dhs 150 per child aged six to 12 years old. Call 04-3194795 or 04-3194794.

Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach

Soak up the Christmas atmosphere at Talk Restaurant, Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach. The Christmas Eve dinner is priced at Dhs 199 (buffet and soft drinks) and Dhs 299 (buffet and full beverage package). Alternatively, the Christmas Day brunch is priced at Dhs 222 (buffet and and soft drinks) and Dhs 333 (buffet and beverages including sparkling package). The Christmas Day evening buffet is just Dhs 199 (buffet and soft drinks) and Dhs 299 (buffet and full beverage package). Or you could opt for the Boxing Day BBQ on 26th for Dhs 150 (BBQ and soft drinks) and Dhs 250 (BBQ and beverage package). Each package offers a fun kids’ corner and a visit from Santa. Kids 12 years and under dine free on all three packages. Call 04-4498888.

Towers Rotana

Infuse your Christmas celebrations with the unmistakable elegance of Teatro, Towers Rotana on Christmas Eve. Providing a planned-toperfection four course set menu for Dhs 399 per person including one bottle of wine per couple along with the extensive a la carte menu option. Call 04-3122201 for reservations.

Ritz Carlton Dubai

Feast on a Christmas Eve 5-course dinner at Splendido for Dhs 700 (excluding beverages). Alternatively, enjoy a Christmas Day buffet brunch at Amaseena, where Santa will entertain with games, camel rides and face painting. Prices are Dhs 945 (including Laurent-Perrier Champagne, sparkling wines, house wines, beers and soft beverages), Dhs 695 (including free flowing soft drinks, house wines, beers, and sparkling wines), Dhs 495 (including soft drinks), and Dhs 270 (children below 12 years). Call 04-3186150 or email dine.dubai@ritzcarlton.com. 52 | DECEMBER Connector Connector Master Layout - DECEMBER 2012.indd 52

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New Year’s nights Grand Millennium Dubai

Towers Rotana

For all the fun at your fingertips head to Flavours, Towers Rotana, for their New Year’s party. For Dhs 550 per person or Dhs 450 per person for a group of 10 people and above, you can party all night, enjoying unlimited selected beverages. Dance the night away with the talented DJ who will be counting down the seconds to the magnificent Midnight Balloon Drop. Call 04-3122201 for reservations.

On New Year’s Eve at Dante, Grand Millennium Dubai, you can enjoy an eight course dinner priced at Dhs 666 per person with one glass of bubbly or Dhs 888 per person with unlimited selected beverages and live entertainment. Call 04-4299999, email reservations@grandmill-dubai.com or visit www.grandmillenniumdubai.com.

Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai

Fountain and Lobby are featuring a gala dinner buffet complemented with live performances from a UK band, belly dancer and DJ who will count you down into the New Year for Dhs 695 per person (including selected house beverages). Chutneys, the North Indian restaurant, will also host a set menu for Dhs 375 (including soft drinks and juices), Dhs 475 (including selected house beverages) and Dhs 575 (including premium beverages). Children between 7 and 12 years get 50% discount and kids below 6 years eat free. In addition, Somerset’s British Pub presents a set menu for Dhs 200 (food only). On New Year’s Day recover from the night before at Fountain restaurant with the Full Monty English breakfast, available from 11am to 3pm for Dhs 135 (including soft drinks) or Dhs 195 (including wine and beer). Call 04-3366000.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers

For New Year’s Eve, awaken your senses with a three course menu with unlimited bubbly and house beverages for Dhs 1,500. As the evening continues, move to Hakkasan’s stunning terrace to enjoy the soulful sounds of Hakkasan’s resident DJ. Call 04-3848484 or email reservations@ hakkasandubai.com.

The Address Montgomerie Dubai

Gather around the poolside at Aquaviva Terrace for a party guaranteed to set the mood for the New Year. The evening includes a lavish buffet, a live band and a firework display at the stroke of midnight for Dhs 795 (including soft and selected house beverages). Alternatively, book Nineteen for your own private event by emailing epope@theaddress.com. Spend the first day of the year with the Nineteen New Year’s Day brunch, priced at Dhs 345 (including soft beverages) or Dhs 415 (including soft and selected house beverages). Call 04-3905600. 54 | DECEMBER Connector Connector Master Layout - DECEMBER 2012.indd 54

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Shangri-La Hotel Dubai

Be transported to the Moulin Rouge this New Year’s Eve at Shangri-La Hotel Dubai. Feast on a themed menu in either Shang Palace, Hoi An, Marrakech, Amwaj or Dunes Café and after dinner join everyone on the dance floor located in the lobby to dance the night away. Dinner in Dunes Café is priced at Dhs 1,000, and dinner in either Shang Palace, Hoi An, Marrakech or Amwaj is priced at Dhs 1,250. Both packages include house beverages and a bottle of Champagne per couple. Call 04-4052703.

Pullman Mall of the Emirates Dubai

Enjoy a gala dinner at Sanabel, then party the night away with in house DJ, free flowing beverages and a midnight bubbly toast at the Vantage Bar. The New Year’s Eve package is priced at Dhs 800 per person and terms and conditions apply. Call 04-3772000 or email H7337@accor.com.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek

This New Year’s Eve experience a gala evening from around the globe with 11 restaurants, 3 bars and a dhow. The Grand Buffet is where you can enjoy 6 cuisines all together for only Dhs 550 (inclusive of free flow of soft beverages, fresh juices and mocktails), or Dhs 750 (with unlimited free flow of selected house beverages). In addition, The China Club welcomes 2013 with a traditional set menu for only Dhs 400 (food only); Sumibiya Japanese buffet is Dhs 249 (food only); Boulvar’s international buffet is Dhs 350 or Dhs 440 (inclusive of half bottle of red or white wine per person); and Al Mansour Dhow will be cruising the creek for Dhs 449 and Dhs 549 (inclusive of ½ bottle of red or white wine). Call 04-2057033.

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

The Crystal Tent gala dinner is set in a purpose built glass marquee offering a stunning backdrop for a memorable New Year’s Eve under the stars. Enjoy a sumptuous international buffet, worldclass entertainment, a magnificent display of fireworks at midnight, as well as entry to the hotel’s exclusive after parties at C Club and Voda Bar. The price is Dhs 3,900 (including bubbly, grape and soft beverages), children between four and 12 years enjoy a 50% discount, and kids below 4 years dine for free. Call 04-4530444.

Mango Tree

Mango Tree at Souq-Al-Bahar offers a scrumptious menu for New Year’s Eve. Indulge in a seven course feast for Dhs 895 (including a complimentary glass of bubbles or a signature mocktail on arrival). Guests who book a bottle of Champagne at least 24 hours in advance will enjoy 10% off the bubbly. Call 04-4267313. 56 | DECEMBER Connector Connector Master Layout - DECEMBER 2012.indd 56

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Ring in the Festive Season at Radisson Blu Deira Creek. Indulge in Chef’s over 250 end-of-year specialties from the far reaches of the globe, including Europe, the Middle East, the Americas to China, Korea, and Japan with over 10 restaurants and lounges. Celebrate with a bubbly toast at the stroke of midnight and dance the night away with live bands featuring classical jazz, blues, Persian, pop and rock, with a full program of fun festivities to usher in 2013 in style!

For more information and bookings please call Information Center on

04-205 7333

*Dinner buffet starts from 8:00 pm until late.

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DINING out

Steak & sushi

No longer will you have to choose between a hearty steak or fresh sushi. With the Steak & Sushi Nights at Mazina in The Address Dubai Marina, you can indulge in an evening of allyou-can-eat sushi and your choice of steak. Choose from a selection of sushi, sashimi, salads, in addition to a steak and two side dishes along with sauces prepared fresh from the live theatre kitchen. Available every Thursday from 6.30pm to 11.30pm and priced at Dhs 255 per person. For more information, call 04-4367777 or email dine.dubaimarina@theaddress.com.

Grill with a twist

Mushrooms and truffles

Michelin starred celebrity Chef Gary Rhodes’ award winning culinary grill with a twist - Rhodes Twenty10 at Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort + Spa Dubai, has added a variety of delectable new dishes as part of its new menu. As well as the new dishes, signature dishes will maintain their rightful place on the menu. These include the Rhodes Twenty10 Burger and the ever popular sticky toffee pudding. Call 04-3165550.

Turkish delight

December’s ‘Mushrooms and Truffles’ menu at Náis Italian Kitchen will certainly get your mouth watering. They also offer brewed Lavazza coffees, takeaway lunchboxes and an ‘Artists Corner’ showing creations from renowned artists, Italian boutiques and local designers. Náis Italian Kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 10am to 10pm every day except Fridays. Main meals start at Dhs 50 and light refreshments start from Dhs 25, and deliveries are available to JLT residents. Call 04-4529991.

Famed for its exciting blend of traditional Turkish cuisine and international flavours, A La Turca at Rixos The Palm Dubai is a refreshing take on Friday brunch offering scrumptious dishes from the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey as well as the Black Sea and Aegean coasts. Buffet brunch prices range from Dhs 195 (welcome drink and water), Dhs 225 (welcome drink, soft drinks, fresh juices and water), Dhs 295 (welcome drink, house wine and beers),with 50% discount for children between 10 and 14 years (under 10s dine free). Call 04-4575454.

Boardwalk breakfast

Boardwalk at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club is renowned for serving up delicious food while visitors enjoy the idyllic setting overlooking the famous Dubai Creek. It also offers a fantastic weekend breakfast buffet for Dhs 80 per person that can be enjoyed in an inclusive, relaxing setting, ideal for all of the family. Call 04-2956000 or email creekdining@dubaigolf.com. 58 | DECEMBER Connector Connector Master Layout - DECEMBER 2012.indd 58

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his established Chinese restaurant recently reopened its doors after renovation, so we decided to head down to Le Méridien in Garhoud to check it out.

What we ordered:

• Chicken and prawn sio mai • Fried prawns with wasabi cream • Crispy soft shell crab salt and pepper style • Quarter crispy duck and pancakes • “Asian chilli style” wok-fried Philippine Tiger Prawns • “Kong po style” stir-fried diced chicken • “Vietnamese style” wok fried tenderloin beef cube

Verdict:

To sum it up in one word... “Wow”! We love Chinese food, so yes, we may have ordered slightly more than we needed, but it’s all in the name of research we told ourselves. The food was fantastic. High in our recommendations would be the Vietnamese style wok fried tenderloin beef cube and the fried prawns with wasabi cream - which were without doubt the best we have ever had. The new decor is lovely, very subtle, understated and elegant. The staff are warm and friendly, but it’s definitely the food that made our trip to Garhoud worth it. We’ll be back!

Cost

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GOOD food

Bon

Stuffed Turkey Breast (contains nuts)

For many of us Christmas Day lunch is the highlight of the culinary year but cooking a large turkey with all the trimmings is very time consuming and a little intimidating. Why not make life a little easier and serve a stuffed turkey breast which can be cooked and served in as little 90 minutes. This stuffing is a new twist with cranberries, and apricots giving a fruity tang and pecan adding crunch. It can be prepared the day before and kept in the fridge. Leftover turkey is great cold in sandwiches or served with salad. Enjoy!

Serves 6-8

Ingredients 1 2 kilo (4lbs) turkey breast Olive oil Kitchen twine (string) Stuffing 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped 3 rashers of back bacon (or turkey bacon) finely chopped 50 grams (2oz) dried apricots, chopped 50 grams (2oz) fresh cranberries 250 grams (9oz) fresh breadcrumbs 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves or 1 tablespoon dried thyme Grated zest and juice of 1 orange 75 grams (3oz) pecan halves, coarsely chopped (optional)

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3 eggs, beaten Ground black pepper and salt

Method

To make the stuffing, heat the oil in a pan. Fry onions and bacon until soft and golden. Add the cranberries and continue to cook until the berries ‘pop’. Transfer to a bowl and cool, stir in the apricots, breadcrumbs, grated orange zest, juice, thyme, pecan and eggs. Season with salt freshly ground black pepper and stir together until evenly mixed. Place the washed and dried turkey breast on to a cutting board with the skin side down. Flatten out with your hands, season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil to moisten. Evenly spread the stuffing on top of the breast and roll the turkey up around the stuffing. Wrap kitchen twine around the breast and tie lightly. Place turkey in a roasting pan, drizzle all over with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Pre heat oven 190C/375F/gas 5. Roast until internal temperature of the turkey breast is 165F, about 1 hour or 12-15 minutes per pound. Baste regularly with the juices. Cover with tin foil if needed. Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes, then snip off kitchen twine. Slice the turkey and arrange on a serving plate. Pour pan juices over the turkey. Serve with roast potatoes and your favourite seasonal vegetables. Merry Christmas! www.mydubaiconnection.com 11/25/12 5:43 PM


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GOOD food

Ricotta… a true Italian taste Ricotta is an Italian dairy product made from the whey of sheep, cow or goat milk. It is a fresh, soft and grainy white cheese with a slightly sweet flavour making it similar in texture and taste to cottage cheese. The good news is that Ricotta is naturally low in fat (ranging from 4 to 10% fat) and low

in salt. In addition to its distinctive texture and flavour, ricotta is known to be rich in protein and calcium. Ricotta is favoured by all age groups and can be added to your favourite savoury and sweet dishes! This Pumpkin and Ricotta Lasagne recipe is low in fat and a good source of protein.

Pumpkin and Ricotta Lasagne No. of servings: 6

Energy: 308 Kcal Protein: 22.3 g, Fat: 11.2g, Carbs: 25.9g Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cubed 1 medium onion, sliced 3 cloves garlic, minced 375g low fat ricotta cheese 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 egg Sheets for lasagne (fresh or dry) 1 teaspoon dried rosemary 1 cup pasta sauce (recipe to follow) 1 cup low fat mozzarella cheese Salt and pepper to taste For the pasta sauce: 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 garlic clove crushed 2 x 400g cans of chopped tomatoes 1 tsp balsamic vinegar 1 large handfull basil leaves torn into small pieces Salt and freshly ground black pepper

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Heat the oil in a saucepan and gently cook the onion and garlic until softened. Stir in the tomatoes and balsamic vinegar. Bring to a simmer and cook slowly for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Stir in the basil and season with salt and pepper. This can be left chunky or blended in a food processor for a smooth sauce. 62 | DECEMBER Connector Connector Master Layout - DECEMBER 2012.indd 62

Recipe Method:

Place cubed pumpkin in large bowl and drizzle a little olive oil and add dried rosemary; mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Bake the pumpkin in an oven tray at 200C for around 15 minutes (or until soft); set aside to cool. Once cooled mash roughly. Turn oven down to 180C. Heat pan and cook onion until softened. Once cooked, add garlic for 1 minute. Take off heat and set aside. In a large bowl place, ricotta, egg, salt and pepper, onion and garlic and mix well. In an oven dish put ½ pasta sauce on the bottom and layer with lasagne sheet. Place all the pumpkin - covering the lasagne sheets - and add a little cheese. Spread around then add another layer of lasagne sheets. Next, pour the ricotta mixture and layer again with sheets. Put the other half of the pasta sauce on top of the last layer using any leftover ricotta mixture and mozzarella cheese. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes. Serve warm. This recipe has been created by Live’ly Executive Chef Kassem Taha. For further information, contact Live’ly 04-3481008 or visit www.lively.ae.

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Sofa, so good Finding the right living room furniture is the key to making your house a home. Comfort and style are essential requirements for your sofas and chairs.

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o your feet swing half-way to the floor? Does your head loll about without support when you sit down to watch the television? It probably means that you didn’t put your sofa or armchair through all its paces when you went to choose it from the showroom. The first rule of buying any piece of furniture is to sit, lie, snuggle and be a drama queen - act out all of your usual positions before you hand over the credit card. If you like to curl up in comfort, make sure your design comes with lots of throwon cushions. The second rule is to measure it and make sure that it will get into your home. Imagine the disappointment after waiting weeks for your custom-made sofa when it will not make it through the front door. Winch hire is an expensive business unless you are friendly with the owner of a large construction firm. You may also have to deal with really grumpy delivery men, not a nice prospect at any time but particularly stressful when you have been camped out on the floor for weeks and are desperate to sit down in comfort. The idea of the three-piece suite has a place for some people, though others tend to associate it with the design of a bygone age. It is much better visually to have different pieces of furniture in a room that are tied in by colour or style but not necessarily because they are a perfect match. That way you can put a cotton-covered sofa next to a leather armchair in the lounge or a couple of armchairs in the same room as a chaise longue. You could be limiting yourself if you buy every seat in a matching design. Avoiding the three-piece also frees you up to spend more on a spectacular sofa, one with wonderfully luxurious feather-filled cushions and a frame which has been dowelled, screwed and glued and is constructed in hardwood. Yes it will cost a lot, but you can be sure it will last for years. You can then choose chairs that cost a little less but www.mydubaiconnection.com How clean are your a/c

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if upholstered in a complementary fabric and dressed up with cushions will look great beside your designer sofa. When you are investing in these pieces of furniture you should also bear in mind that you may well decide to redecorate and change the colour scheme in your room long before they are worn out. Now it is possible that if you have a small armchair upholstered in blue, which was one of the colours of the scheme that you were working with when you bought it, you could afford to have it re-upholstered when you decide to opt for an all-white room. However, with a red sofa that no longer works with the room, you are looking at a much larger investment to replace the covers. Loose covers might be worth considering, for example. Sometimes you can get two sets for the price of one in summer sales and that opens up your options considerably. For this same reason, unless you can afford to change sofas and chairs every few years, it is a good idea to avoid high-fashion or gimmicky designs that will look dated quickly. Antiques and collectable pieces really sit outside of this framework. The sheer diversity in chair design can be quite bewildering, and these are pieces of furniture that become collectable items much more quickly than sofas. Of course there are the historical designs. A classic Charles Rennie Mackintosh curved wooden armchair or an upholstered Bauhaus design by Walter Groupius, for example, would both be happy additions to any expert’s chair collection. But if you are not looking for investments and just want somewhere comfortable to sit, then one or two different armchairs from a high-street department store are just what you need. Whatever style of furniture you choose, make sure it fulfils the most important criteria of all - comfort.

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ou have made your list, and you have checked it twice - but do you have your holiday centrepiece all worked out? Every Christmas table decoration includes a beautiful centrepiece. In fact, the centrepiece is what ties your Christmas table setting together. Here are some simple ideas for making your own.

Amaryllis Centrepiece : A single red amaryllis stem makes a striking statement as a centrepiece. Place the stem in a few inches of water in a tall cylindrical glass vase. Hide the stem with a few handfuls of cranberries or red glass pebbles. Finish with a red ribbon tied around the vase. Gift-wrapped: To make this ‘gift tower’ centrepiece, choose three or four boxes of decreasing sizes that will stack attractively on top of one another. Place the largest box on the bottom and the others on top. Practice with the arrangement of the boxes until you are happy with the look. Next, wrap each box in beautiful wrapping paper to complement your table setting. Place the wrapped boxes on top of one another attractively, perhaps at various angles, and then tie them all together with a wide ribbon. Tie an extravagant bow at the top and arrange baubles or pinecones around the bottom as a final addition. The TASK Force Connector Master Layout - DECEMBER 2012.indd 66

Citrus Box: Raise a humble wooden box to Christmas centrepiece status in around 20 minutes. Start by lining a rectangular box with dry florist’s foam. Add a selection of fresh or artificial evergreen sprigs. Spike citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges and limes onto florist’s picks (or kebab skewers) and tuck into the greenery. Add interest by cutting some of the fruits in half (think of the lovely scent) or add decorative details such as whole cloves pushed into the skin of the fruits. Stand back and admire. Wreath Ring : Set a wreath of your choice on the table and place various candlesticks in the centre and around the outside of it. Variations in the height of the candles and the candlesticks adds interest, so choose a selection of low votives to a tall hurricane candle. Gilded Pear Basket: Gold-painted pears give your Christmas table that romantic fairytale look. To create this centrepiece you will need a shallow basket, pears, Magnolia leaves, nontoxic petal dust in a golden shade (available at baking-supply stores), a small paint brush and gold spray paint. Handle the fruit by the stem. Place petal dust in a bowl and apply to pears with the brush. Next, coat the shiny side of the leaves with gold spray and allow to dry. Tuck leaves among the fruit and add evergreen sprigs around the basket’s edge. Quick and Easy: A pair of matching two or three tiered cake stands dressed with evergreens, candy canes, glass balls, pinecones and red berries make a sophisticated, no-fuss centrepiece. This is such an easy project, even a child can do it. In fact, provide your children with the materials and ask them to create two centrepiece masterpieces for your guests to enjoy.

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any modern kitchens come with an open kitchen concept which not only provides a fun factor but also enhances the accessibility between work and leisure. Open kitchens when carefully designed make the kitchen attractive and comfortable. As open kitchens are integrated along with the living room, it is important to give it an appropriate, creative look. You can have a unique kitchen by adding the right style and choosing from a wide array of kitchen setups in the market today.

confusion. Items that are used regularly can be arranged in order to make cooking easier. 5. Lighting is an important factor. There should be enough lighting to provide the general brightness after sundown, but not too much lighting to be overwhelming. The lighting should be simple and subtle. With thanks to Mr Vinod Nair, KitchenKraft.

Factors to keep in mind while designing a modern kitchen: 1. Create an attractive dĂŠcor with the space you have. Select accessories and appliances that increase the functionality of the kitchen. 2. You can include a breakfast bar in an open kitchen in order to separate the kitchen from the dining area. 3. Modern kitchens which have the latest mechanisms have a high level of functionality. Soft closing cabinets and drawers can be incorporated to add comfort and utility for the home owners. Kitchen cabinets with lift up fronts allow you to take or place containers effortlessly, and close with ease. 4. Having drawers with dividing systems helps to organise kitchen accessories and avoid

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Safety at home Christmas tree lights and other electrical decorations can often create power problems in your home, as well as generate a fire hazard.

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very year, around the world, emergency services get called out to homes where Christmas trees have caught fire. If that happens, the least of your worries will be saving your Christmas presents, so make sure you keep your tree watered and away from

sources of danger. Use lights with low heat as this will prevent your tree from drying out too much. Make sure that all the strings of lights are in good condition and that there are no frayed wires. Also, do not weigh down your tree with too many decorations.

Do not overload Check your power supply and do not overload your electrical outlets, particularly if you live in an older house that may not have enough electrical capacity. Spread the load by using extension cords plugged into outlets in rooms not usually in use. Always use a surge protector and never run extension cords under rugs or across areas where people walk. Save electricity Leaving unused appliances plugged in while you are out is not just a fire hazard, it is costing you money. Phantom loads created by plugged-in electrical appliances that are not in use, can account for as much as 10% of your monthly utility bill. The importance of smoke detectors These low cost and life-saving appliances provide early warning in the event of fire, and will give you and your family sufficient time to remove yourself from danger. Many people neglect to install smoke alarms and even those who do have smoke alarms often take them for granted, forgetting that they need to be checked and tested periodically to ensure they are working properly.

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Festive treats A taste of Switzerland

This Festive Season indulge in a selection of the finest treats hand-made in Switzerland. Sprüngli’s assortment of world-famous truffles and chocolates are the perfect gift for your friends and family. They also offer a wide choice of exclusive gift boxes which are lovingly wrapped to your unique requirements. Sprüngli delivers to all locations within the UAE, or you can visit their showroom in Dubai Flower Centre. Call 04-2200704 or visit www.sprungli.com.

Simply delicious

For a delectable Christmas Armani/Dolci offers a selection of delightful, authentic and traditional treats, the refinement of handmade confectionary and the finest raw ingredients channelled through the elegance and style that is uniquely Armani. Available at Emporio Armani Caffe in Mall of the Emirates, and at Armani Dubai Caffe in The Dubai Mall.

A white Christmas

TWG Tea’s Christmas collection is designed around the rarest silver needle white tea. Combining tea expertise with jolly wishes and the bright colours of the holiday season, tea lovers are sure to find the perfect Christmas gift at TWG Tea. Gifts include Noel! Noel! Tea - 100g loose tea priced at Dhs 135; The White Christmas Tea in a 100g Haute Couture tin priced at Dhs 165; and The Midnight Hour Haute Couture Tea - 100g of loose tea priced at Dhs 135. All items are available from TWG Tea at The Dubai Mall.

Christmas specialities

A superb array of seasonal specialities, including handmade chocolate Christmas trees, snowflakes, truffles and Christmas hampers, all beautifully packaged for gift-giving, will be available from 1st December at Pistache, Park Hyatt Dubai’s chic pastry boutique. Christmas hampers start from Dhs 425 and to place your order contact Ms Jeanette Bulaqui on 04-6021804 or email jeanette.bulaqui@hyatt.com.

Ho ho ho!

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Have you secured your loved ones? As expatriate families, you are concerned about protecting your wealth wisely during your lifetime. But as Nita Maru says it is more important to protect your assets - and your family - by deciding now what to do when faced with death. My husband and I jointly own a freehold apartment in Dubai. If one of us dies, will the other or our children automatically inherit it? (MJ, Australian) In the UAE, inheritance for Muslim nationals is guided by Sharia laws, while the law of the deceased’s home country is applied for nonMuslim expatriates. However, there are many uncertainties regarding real estate inheritance issues, and expatriate property owners are recommended to make wills to overcome these. Unlike other jurisdictions, the UAE does not practice ‘right of survivorship’ (property passing on to surviving joint owner upon death of the other), and the local courts will make final decisions. To ensure absolute peace of mind on these issues there are alternative offshore solutions we can advise upon. What is the main benefit of owning property through an offshore company? Is it not better to have the property held in your own name? (JT, Canadian) The inheritance laws in Dubai are not as straight forward nor the same as those back in the UK or the European Union.If a foreigner owns property in Dubai and passes away, the laws of their home country may not apply to their assets. Instead, Shariah Law may apply. Under Sharia law, the property of the deceased is usually distributed in fixed ratios to beneficiaries.There is no automatic transfer of the property to the surviving spouse either.By structuring your property into an offshore company, you ensure that Shariah Law will not apply to your assets and that lengthy probate proceedings are avoided. I have heard some horror stories of financial troubles after a sudden death. Is it true that if my 76 | DECEMBER Connector Connector Master Layout - DECEMBER 2012.indd 76

husband dies, our joint bank account will get frozen, and what must we do to avoid this? (SS, British) In principle, the bank accounts of a deceased will be frozen until all liabilities such as car, property and personal loans, credit cards, and business debts are cleared. Sometimes, an account gets frozen within hours of a fatality but the procedures for reactivating it are lengthy and complex. These can be avoided or expedited by planning your estate. My husband runs a company and sponsors me and our children. What effect will his death have on our resident visas, staying in the UAE, and managing his company? (PRT, South African) It is a grim reality that upon a sponsor’s death, the family’s visas will be cancelled within 30 days and they will have to leave the country. In the absence of a will or proper succession planning, the future of the company also remains uncertain. We offer various contingency plans for those wishing to stay in the UAE and/or ensure smooth business transition. My cousin and I are business partners and equal shareholders in a small business in Dubai. Should I worry about the future, if one of us dies? (JJ, Indian) In the event of a shareholder’s death, local probate laws are applied to a business, but the results may be unpredictable as shares do not pass automatically by survivorship, nor can another family member take over in lieu. However, we can secure arrangements to avoid lengthy local probate and guarantee business continuity. Nita Maru (LLB Hons.) is a British qualified solicitor and founder of The Wills Specialists, a legal consultancy firm in Dubai. The firm is dedicated to the business of offshore structures, trusts, wills, business succession planning and asset protection. The firm is accredited by the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department and Dubai Rulers Court. Call 04-4484284, email nita@willsuae.com, or visit www.willsuae.com. www.mydubaiconnection.com 11/25/12 5:44 PM


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My husband is out of work and I want to return to the UK with the children. Though our marriage is over, he refuses to allow me to leave. Can he do this? - Rachel, Dubai. Your husband is likely to be the sponsor of your children and whilst he remains so, he can place travel bans over them (not you) to stop them from leaving the UAE. You need to commence UK divorce proceedings as soon as possible and include an application for relocation under Section 8 of the Children Act. More often than not, the UK Courts will agree that the children should relocate with their mother, who is their primary carer, but the best interests of the children need to be addressed. I need a Will for my assets in Thailand and the UAE. Can I do this under one Will? - Bill, Abu Dhabi Yes, you can. However, I would need to see

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what the Inheritance Laws of Thailand allow you to do in so much as the disposition of your assets concerned. I prepare many Wills for all different nationalities; the Will must accord with the Laws of the Country in which your assets are held otherwise the Will could be voidable. Carol Alderson has been a practicing lawyer in the UK for some thirty years and has set up Alderson & Associates, her own legal consultancy practice here in the UAE. Her practice retains strong ties with local advocates and her knowledge of both UK and UAE law continues to provide clients with the benefit of her experience in all spheres of legal issues. If you have any legal questions, they should be addressed to Carol at Connector by fax on 04-3908085 or by email to admin@connector-dubai.com. For any independent advice and consultation, Carol can be contacted on 04-3589998 or by email on carol@ aldersonandassociates.com.

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Festive trends teens for tots to Sparkles Little Souq

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Babyshop stores Little Souq Wasl Square, Al Wasl Road Vhenier Emirates Towers Shopping Boulevard Babies‘R’Us Deira City Centre, Burjuman, Mercato, Dubai Mall, Mirdif City Centre, Arabian Center, Ibn Battuta Mall Max Kids Max stores

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

My husband would like us to go somewhere exotic for the Christmas holidays. I have to admit that I am a bit unsure as we have a two and a four year old. We haven’t decided where to go yet, but do you think it is safe to go on holiday with young children somewhere that may not be as ‘advanced’ as other countries? Once you have narrowed down your choice of destinations, the first thing you need to do is to check which inoculations are required. Obviously, some countries need more than others and this is something that must first be considered. Another thing to think about is the availability and quality of local hospitals should one of your children hurt themselves. I am sure nothing untoward will happen but it is another consideration to take into account. If you are happy with these, then one of the most important things to do is to make up a first aid kit to take along with you. This can include all the things you may need in a hurry, with little ones, such as pain reliever medication and plasters, etc. I find even now with an older child having a kit like this is invaluable wherever you travel. Finally, you may also need to make sure you stock up on insect repellent and sun block; you never know what shops you will find while you are away. I always think if you are heading somewhere off 84 | DECEMBER Connector Connector Master Layout - DECEMBER 2012.indd 84

the beaten track, or to a destination that is a bit more exotic, then you can never be too prepared. Pack all the necessary items and perhaps even some of your toddlers’ favourite foods too. It sounds like it could be a fantastic adventure though, just as long as you are prepared. Bon voyage! My 15 year old wants something super expensive for Christmas. He is saying that everyone else has this particular thing and is insisting he only wants this for Christmas from us and will not be happy unless he gets it! We simply cannot afford it though and feel so guilty. What should we do? Peer pressure is hard and with so many children appearing to have so much, especially here in the UAE, it can be hard to control things. You are right, however, to stick to your guns and not push yourself into any debt to please your son. It is difficult, but I think you have to sit him down and explain your financial situation. When he leaves school and works himself, he will realise that you cannot always have the latest things. I would try to reason with him and explain this. Alternatively, if he has savings, or could save pocket money towards it, maybe you could get this item for him but with his contribution towards too. However, if this is not feasible, then sometimes something like this can be a good lesson for children to learn for the future. www.mydubaiconnection.com 11/25/12 5:44 PM


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hildren love figuring out how the world works and learning new things. This is often done throughout their day by observation and trial-anderror. For instance, what happens if I mix these two colours of paint? You can make many familiar, everyday experiences ‘fresh’ by looking at the world around you from a different standpoint. By encouraging your child to observe his environment, ask questions and experiment with what he knows, you are helping him build his critical-thinking skills, which will benefit him for a lifetime. The following activities will put a new science spin on your daily routines: Kitchen science. Conduct experiments with food items whose preparation can be reversed, such as gelatine desserts, ice-pops and ice cubes (make, melt, reharden). Alternatively, work with foods whose preparation cannot be reversed, such as toast, fried eggs, chocolate milk and baked potatoes.

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Bathtub science. Try to make the bath toys sink. Add some other objects and see if they sink or float. Hairbrush? Toothbrush? Several kinds of bars of soap? Add some corks and try to keep them from floating. Scrub the tub afterward, noting how rough powder scratches off the dirt on the tub. Bedtime science. Shine a flashlight on the mirror and see where the light bounces. Get under the covers and try to see things with the light off. Make it dark, and talk about not being able to see anything. Chat about how you know about colours only with the light on. Take turns holding the flashlight and making shadows on the wall. Talk about a shadow being just blocked light. Science games. Make ramps to test which cars race down them the fastest. Compare wheels and sizes. Keep records of the fastest cars. Make a balance beam for children to navigate, and talk about balance and how you keep it. Provide cardboard tubes and tape for children to make tunnels and roll balls through. Changing angles changes the speed. Encourage observation and conversation. Play science. Set up a clinic with stethoscopes, bandages, a homemade eye chart, pillows, folders and paper, a height chart and a scale. Note that doctors and nurses are scientists, because they observe people and try to fix what is wrong. Set up a lab with bottles, measuring spoons, salt, sugar and flour. Provide aprons and goggles.

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Helping your child make

healthy food choices Being a good role model is one of the best ways to help your child make healthy food choices now and later in life, too. As a parent, it is important that you create a positive and healthy food environment. Here are just some of the ways in which you can do so:

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e thoughtful about food and choose to eat what is both tasty and nutritious. Let your child know that food is something that is both enjoyable and fuel for the body. • The words you use to describe food send a variety of messages. Do not describe food as ‘good’ or ‘naughty’. Send a clear message by simply using the terms ‘everyday’ and ‘sometimes’ foods instead. • Take a balanced approach to food. This might mean enjoying your favourite treat - pizza, chocolate, crisps, chips, etc - every now and then, but not all the time. • Do not count calories and do not eat when you are bored. Eat when you are hungry as this shows 88 | DECEMBER Connector Connector Master Layout - DECEMBER 2012.indd 88

your child how to listen to her body’s hunger cues. • Make time to sit and enjoy healthy meals as a family - this too encourages your child to eat well. • Involve your child in shopping for food. Plan meals together and browse recipes together. • To motivate your child to make healthy choices, talk together about how food can help with attentiveness, performance and feeling good. • A cupboard and fridge full of nutritious snacks and meals means that your child’s appetite and snacking will go a long way to meeting his/her extra nutritional needs. www.mydubaiconnection.com 11/25/12 7:55 PM


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ASK THE EXPERT: A lot is being said about the benefits of routine in young children. But childhood only happens once, and I am worried that enforcing routines may rob my little boy of his spontaneity. Shouldn’t children play, eat and sleep when they want to? Childhood is a magical time when children make sense of the world through play and exploration. Professionally, we are strong believers that elements of structure and routine during the day provide immense benefits to young children. Young children function best and develop a stronger sense of security when things are predictable and when key activities occur at specified times each day. Going through the same daily stages imparts children with knowledge of what to expect. When events are suddenly sprung on them they may feel rushed and overwhelmed, insecure and unsettled and this may lead to behavior changes. They may meet each change of activity with defiance or tantrums because they are not mentally prepared for it. Additionally, routine provides consistency and clear structure for daily family life, allowing you to arrange things so that everyone gets some quality time for themselves. A routine will help you meet your child’s physical needs at the right time: food when he is hungry, sleep when he is tired. Establishing routines also extends to how consistently you respond to discipline. You must decide what is acceptable and what isn’t before insisting on certain standards of behaviour from your child. By always bending your rules your child will be unclear as to what he should be doing. This is what is going on in his little mind: “Will I get in trouble for this one or not”? He may not take you seriously seeing this as a golden opportunity to do exactly as he wants. As parents, we want children who are secure, confident and resilient. Establishing consistent routines will go a long way to achieving this end. With thanks to Isabelle Amatoury, Headmistress of Kid’s Island and Cocoon Nurseries. For more information visit www.kidislandnursery.com.

My son is starting nursery soon and I am really concerned as he is two and a half and is not yet potty trained. I have been trying to encourage him to use the potty, but he just does not seem ready. I don’t want him to be the only child wearing a nappy when he starts nursery school. Do you have any tips? Potty training can start as young as 18 months but is well within typical development at two and a half. Children are individuals and learn different skills at different times and for different reasons, therefore please do not worry about him being ‘different’ to his peers. A good nursery setting should support you and your child in the potty training process. Once you have seen signs that your child is starting to be ready such as telling you when his diaper is wet or disappearing out of sight while he fills his nappy both show a readiness to begin. Tips • Never scold or show anger if your child has an accident (as they most defintely will.) • When your child makes it to the potty and succeeds praise them and show them how pleased you are. • Never force a child to sit on the potty just to see if anything happens, what will happen is they will learn to hate the process. • Show interest when others in the family use the bathroom. • In those initial weeks take the potty everywhere you go. Never stray far from a place where there is a bathroom. • ‘Pull ups’ (nappies that can be pulled on and off), are great for the first stages of potty training. • Read books like ‘I want my potty’ with your child. • If you must drive far with your child make a point of stopping for a bathroom break. • Once your child manages to get to the potty 70% of the time get them into pants. This may be wetter initially but helps the momentum of the process. Good luck! With thanks to Ms Araminta Edmondson, Principal, Toddler Town British Nursery. For more information call 04-4528080 or visit www.toddlertown.ae.

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Kids’ NEWS Making its debut

State of the art and one of a kind playland, Funky Monkeys, has opened it’s doors at the Al Wasl Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road. The playland delivers a one stop solution for families which is aimed at “young adults” rather than children in a fully equipped edutainment centre where children can go wild and learn through play. Through a number of scheduled classes and activities, Funky Monkeys engages with each child through interactive sessions, like culinary classes to enhance and encourage learning activity on a practical level, while Etiquette lessons are designed to instill confidence and equip students with all the social skills required. Focused on delivering supervised activities in high-tech surroundings, which adhere to the most stringent health and safety standards, Funky Monkeys delivers peace of mind for parents with a ‘drop and shop’ service. Children receive supervised attention while enjoying activities like the Mission Impossible Laser Room, while the Princess Spa allows little girls to indulge in a spot of pampering. Catering to all age groups, Funky Monkeys also features a spacious soft play area, an arts and craft area and gym classes with a dedicated personal trainer. Children are also encouraged to enhance their vocal and dancing talent in the Disco Room, with a view to boosting self confidence and combating shyness, which in turn allows children to interact with their peers and make new friends. Parents have the opportunity to unwind at the Funky Monkey’s café while the little ones are in a class. Birthday parties at Funky Monkeys are legendary, with every aspect of a child’s day taken care of. From games to healthy food and fun, whether on-site or at the venue of your choice Funky Monkeys does all the hard work to deliver your perfect party. For more information call 04-3884114, email info@funkymonkeys uae.com or visit www.funkymonkeysuae.com. 92 | DECEMBER Connector Connector Master Layout - DECEMBER 2012.indd 92

Magical designs

Boost the imagination and creativity of your child’s fantasy world with Sparkles’ new range of magical designs! If your festive princess is dressing up for a special occasion, having a casual day or even accessorising, they have it all to suit their taste. From tots to teens, there’s a gift just right for everyone. and with the sale starting on the 20th November and continuing until 20th December, there are bargains galore. Enjoy all that Sparkles has on offer at the shop in Mercato Mall (on the first floor) and the stall in Madinat Jumierah. Call 04-3448498 for more information.

The gift that gives

This Festive Season, Smitten, the exciting multi-brand children and women’s clothing retailer, is in the mood for giving. From 12th to 24th December shoppers will be presented with the opportunity to win a range of fantastic Christmas gifts including semi-precious accessories and beautiful leather totes by LA brand Romeo+Juliet. Shoppers will also be able to bring their pre-loved toys to Smitten’s Marina Mall-based boutique, which will be sent as festive gifts to less fortunate children in India. It’s the perfect chance for festive shoppers to tick off their gift lists. Call 04-4519779. www.mydubaiconnection.com 11/25/12 5:44 PM


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Festive fun

KIDS' corner

Elves’ tea party

On Saturday 15th December, treat the family to the Elves’ Tea Party and tree lighting ceremony at the ballroom at The Palace Downtown Dubai. Santa Claus will make an appearance to greet all the naughty and nice children during the tea party. Running from 3pm to 6pm, entrance is Dhs 150 per person and is free for children below six years. Call 04-4287806 or email dine@thepalace-dubai.com.

Carnival on the lawn

Saturday 8th December brings a great family day out with fun and games for the young and the young at heart at The Address Montgomerie Dubai. Children of all ages will have a blast with special guest Santa, while you can tuck into sumptuous shawarmas accompanied by soft beverages. Running from 3pm to 6pm, prices are Dhs 110 per child and Dhs 50 per adult. Call 04-3905600.

Magic moments

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek celebrates the Festive Season by hosting a Gingerbread house decoration event for children on Saturday 15th December at the hotel’s ballroom. All you have to do is purchase a gingerbread house for Dhs 70, and they will provide your children with complimentary goodies, icing, sweets and biscuits for decoration. Meet Santa Claus, receive surprise Christmas gifts and enjoy group activities from 1.30pm to 3.30 pm. Call 04-2057333 to book your child’s place.

A very merry time

This Festive Season, all Fun City centres will feature a Santa Mail Box for Fun City’s little visitors to be able to post a letter to Santa with their wishes for Christmas. On Christmas Eve, the mail box will be opened and Santa will read all the letters then choose one lucky child through a raffle draw and fulfill his/her wish for Christmas. The remaining letters from kids will be given to their parents so that they can fulfill their child’s secret wish. In addition, Santa Grottos will be available at all leading Fun City centres throughout December and Santa will visit Fun City centres and distribute sweets to children. Visit www.funcity.ae.

A cool Yule

Join the Christmas Kids’ Carnival on Friday 7th December at Arabian Ranches Golf Academy Lawn. Timings are from 4pm to 8pm and entrance is Dhs 120 per adult, Dhs 95 per child (6-12 years), and is free for children under 6 years. Call 04 3607935 or email restaurant@ arabianranchesgolf.ae. 94 | DECEMBER Connector Connector Master Layout - DECEMBER 2012.indd 94

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ANIMAL magic

Pets ‘unwrapped’ for the holidays Imagine how it must feel for your pet as your home starts to change on a daily basis, furniture may move, a big tree appears in the corner flashing randomly, coloured decorations hang from the ceiling, people come and go. New sights, sounds and smells; very little may be familiar. For you this is Christmas! but for your pet it can be strange and bewildering.

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Check the Homely Petz 12 days of Christmas top pet care tips; 1. Reduce your pet’s stress by maintaining regular feeding and exercise routines. 2. Use un-breakable baubles and “dangles” on the tree, i.e. wood or natural materials, not glass/ ceramic. If your pet decides to play “bop” and they fall off, they will not break and splinter! 3. Put packages and gifts out of reach! Dogs may rip them open. Food is the No. 1 holiday hazard for dogs. Ingesting toy parts can cause choking and may result in surgery. 4. Ask guests not to share their indulgences with your pet. Poultry skin, fat trimmings, rich gravies, and sauces can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, or even worse, a life threatening inflammation of the pancreas. Remember an ounce of alcoholic beverage can put a small dog into a coma. 5. Do not give chocolate of any kind to any pets or animals - it is toxic to them! 6. Buy only decorating products that are labelled non-toxic. 7. Secure large trees to the wall to prevent tipping, or consider a smaller tree that can fit on a table top. 98 | DECEMBER Connector Connector Master Layout - DECEMBER 2012.indd 98

8. Ensure treats and candies are not left on low coffee tables for pets to reach. 9. When you have guests, ask them to not get too excitable around your pets, if there is to be frolics or loud music, take your pet to a quieter room or spend time with them during the festivities. 10. Throw away all wrapping paper and trimmings after use, some pets may love chewing these. Cats may also like to play with ribbon or string and unsupervised can be dangerous. 11. Place holiday plants out of reach and vacuum the floor often. Poinsettia (Christmas Flower) can cause drooling, oral pain, and vomiting. Mistletoe causes vomiting, laboured breathing, shock, and death from cardiovascular collapse. If animals eat the needles from real or fake trees, they can get intestinal blockages. 12. Display candles on high shelves to avoid burns and singed whiskers. Most of all, relax, have fun and remember that your pets and family are one! Living in harmony and spending time together is what counts. Happy holidays! With thanks to Homely Petz, Professional Home Pet Care Services. Visit www.homelypetz.com for more informtaion. www.mydubaiconnection.com 11/25/12 5:44 PM


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Pet I was wondering if you could help me as my neighbours have been complaining about my dog barking incessantly after I go to work. I have had Maxine for six months and rescued her from the dog shelter. She is very quiet when I am around and always so happy to be with me but apparently not as soon as I leave the house with it being worse on Sundays. I really don’t know what to do as I don’t want to upset my neighbours but also really don’t want to let her go. It sounds like Maxine may be experiencing some separation anxiety, this is unfortunately quite common with rescue dogs, who finally find a nice home after a period of neglect with no one to one relationship. As humans we tend to feel sorry for these dogs and quickly attempt to make a strong bond. This can be as good as it is bad, as it can lead to a point where the dog no longer wants to be separated from the owner at all, with showing signs of for example incessant barking in a high pitched frantic yip, 102 | DECEMBER Connector Connector Master Layout - DECEMBER 2012.indd 102

& pacing, drooling, whining, and even to a point of destroying the house by chewing door posts etc. The reward to this behaviour is the owner eventually coming home! If this sounds like the problem, try to reduce the dependence, by finding someone else Maxine may be able to bond with. Make a list of all the things she enjoys the most such as going for a walk, playing fetch and being fed a meal. By asking your helper to do some of these things and keeping your departures and returns very calm and non emotional you will hopefully start to see some gradual improvement. In addition to this, try putting some of her daily food allowance inside one the innovative toys such as the “Kong” along with some sticky peanut butter to entertain her for a while after your initial departure. My dog Zoe has suddenly started urinating in the house often, around her favourite snoozing areas. I don’t understand why as she has always been perfectly house trained, in fact even as a puppy she rarely made a mess in the house. Could it be that she is angry at me? She is a five year old neutered female Labrador. By urinating near her favourite resting areas, we would have to consider if this could be involuntary as in that she is completely unaware of it happening. Most commonly this can sometimes happen with urinary tract infections or be related to a hormonal imbalance in female neutered dogs. Before any action is taken I would strongly recommend to take Zoe to the vet along with a urine sample for a check up. Visit www.pets-delight.com or find them on facebook facebook.com/PetsDelight. www.mydubaiconnection.com 11/25/12 5:44 PM


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VitaMan provides all the essential daily solutions that men require. With their comprehensive range of Shaving, Skin, Body and Hair care products, all created to have men looking and feeling the best they can. Distributed by Actual Trading email actual@emirates.net.ae Dolce & Gabbana Make Up presents the Animalier Signature Collection – a new limited-edition make-up offering inspired by the timeless icon of the Dolce & Gabbana world: leopard print. The refined collection incorporates opulent shades for lips, eyes, nails and complexion, encased in specially created leopard print packaging.

The Elemis Royal Collection gifts have been carefully selected with an emphasis on exceptional quality and value to offer the best of Elemis in an array of stylish and reusable gift boxes. From the luxurious Pro-Collagen Queen to the decadent Duchess of Spa Elemis has the perfect gift for everyone.

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CND Shellac’s new seasonal range is an eclectic mix of dark, rich and classic hues that embody stunning contrasts and colour boldness. Choose from six stunning winter colours stunning copper metallic, rich chocolate brown, intense emerald shimmer, charming silver lilac, bold navy blue and glamorous steel grey.

Get in the Christmas spirit with Cranberry Joy, The Body Shop’s festively-fruity favourite. Whether you’re looking to lavish a little luxury on a loved one or searching for petite treats, The Body Shop has a great range of gift ideas. www.mydubaiconnection.com

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Mad Madame Juliette has a Gun is a green chypre fragrance revolving around the metallic Rose Oxyde, the Blackcurrant bud Absolute, and the woody-modern Ambroxan. This fragrance is fusing and explosive. A complete colour wardrobe in one travel-friendly dual decker palette, this exclusive kit of Laura Mercier’s handselected shades gives you glamorous options for eyes, cheeks and lips.

The Cloud Nine ‘Waving Wand’ has a uniform barrel which not only creates a host of gorgeous waves, but also gives fantastic root lift. Every girl will want one! Call 050-6529610 for locations.

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Bourjois presents Rouge Edition lipstick that’s 100% fashion! The range features pure, bright colours, readyto-wear textures and unbelievable smoothness, for soft, moisturised lips in 18 eye-catching shades.

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Lavish some love with the indulgent Vanilla Bliss from The Body Shop. The Body Shop is brimming with sensational gifts, special-edition goodies, fun stocking fillers and on-trend winter make-up. All designed to give joy to you, to your loved-ones and to the world. Connector DECEMBER | 123

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Get ‘Red Carpet Ready’ with this gift set from St Tropez. including the St Tropez bronzing mousse, applicator mitt, skin illuminator, body polish and moisturiser wrapped up in a beautiful bag. Available at selected salons across the UAE. Call 050-6529610 for locations.

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the coveted Caviar Collection, La Prairie debuts Caviar Cristal: a limited edition keepsake featuring the lauded Skin Caviar Luxe Cream paired with an opulent jeweled case, encased in a sleek silver box. www.mydubaiconnection.com

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BEAUTY & bodycare

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special offers Silkor Laser Medical Center

Fall in love with your body again. Get two Free Velashape II sessions with every purchase of a full body Laser Hair Removal Package. This offer is valid during December. Visit www.silkor.com for more information and appointments.

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Enjoy 50% off a Brazilian Cacau Keratin Treatment for healthy frizz-free hair with brilliant shine for three months, suitable for all hair types. This is valid until 31st December and is not valid with any other promotion. Call 04-4508607.

Essential Beauty Salon

Enjoy a Dermalogica facial this December at Essential Beauty salon for Dhs 250 (usually Dhs 350). Plus for the Festive Season, prepare your feet to party all night long by booking in for a callus peel treatment for Dhs 50, this month only. Call 04-3955909.

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Chi Nail Spa

To celebrate the joy of Christmas, spend a minimum of Dhs 300 on any service at Chi Nail Spa and be one of five lucky entrants to win a pampering Christmas Hamper, compliments from Chi Nail Spa. The hampers are valued at Dhs 650 each. This offer is available until 24th December, the draw will take place Christmas Eve. Chi Nail Spa is located at Motor City, Detroit House Building. Call 04-4572485 or visit www.chinailspa.com for appointments and more information.

Karkafi Hair

Have you already planned where you are going to celebrate New Year? Now it’s time to decide on your look. For most of us New Year’s Eve is one of the most important nights in the social calendar, and we are all searching for a unique look: the dress, make-up and hairstyle. Karkafi Hair presents a new hair collection which can help you to create an unforgettable and inimitable style. With long hair and added volume there is a wide variety of styles available. Karkafi Hair can make a difference in seconds and craft a unique image according to your desires and the latest trends. You can get a free consultation at any Karkafi Hair branch. Call the Deira branch on 04-2626206, the Bur Dubai branch on 04-3528711, the Sharjah branch on 06-5569702 or the Abu Dhabi branch on 02-6818522 for appointments. www.mydubaiconnection.com 11/25/12 5:44 PM


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Special offers JetSet

Every girl wants fabulous hair during the busy December and New Year period. A fabulous offer at an amazing price, JetSet has neatly packaged all of your regular hair needs into one gorgeous bundle with a root re-touch, haircut and signature blow dry. ‘New Year, New Hair’ is priced at Dhs 450 and can be purchased from any JetSet branch before 31st December and is redeemable until 31st January. Services must be redeemed at one time only. Call JetSet Grosvenor House on 04-3995005, Palm Strip on 04-3868604 or Emirates Towers Boulevard on 04-3300886.

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Get ready for the party season with the 45-minute ‘After SPA-arty’ back, neck and shoulder massage, including a heavenly head massage, priced at Dhs 295. Call 04-4472865.

The Spa at Shangri-La

Purchase any full body massage in December and January and receive a complimentary à la carte facial. Alternatively, purchase any spa treatment during off-peak hours and receive a complimentary add-on à la carte service of your choice.This is valid during December and January from 9am to 1pm from Sunday until Thursday. Call 04-4052441.

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‘The Glamour Fix’ is N.Bar’s pamper package of essential grooming items to keep you looking incredible throughout December and January. The perfect present for glamour girls everywhere, the package includes two Essential Manicure and Pedicure, two Essential Polish Change, two Head, Neck and Shoulder Massage and one Eyebrow Shaping. Available for Dhs 350 from any N.Bar branch in Dubai, The Glamour Fix can be purchased before 31st December and is redeemable until 31st January 2013. To find your nearest N.Bar branch go to facebook.com/NBarDubai.

Softouch Spa

Softouch Spa at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates has launched a new facial treatment from Mila D’Opiz, the Swiss Beauty Range. The Phyto De Luxe Gold Facial is a 75-minute revolutionary anti-ageing facial treatment with smoothing and firming effects. The treatment has three phases: a rejuvenation phase to stimulate the cells, a regeneration phase to repair the cells and a lifting phase to firm and smooth the skin and is priced at Dhs 1,500. Call 04-4095909 or email spa.malloftheemirates@kempinski.com. www.mydubaiconnection.com 11/25/12 6:56 PM


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Special offers Elche

Surprise your loved ones with Elche’s six month or annual membership between the 1st and 15th December and get an additional 10% discount from the already discounted packages. In addition, get 25% discount on selected natural products until stock lasts. And buy gift vouchers between the 1st and 24th December for Elche facials or body treatments and get 10% discount from the original prices. Call 04-3495952 or visit www.elche.ae.

Spadunya

Two colours that often come to mind in December are white and emerald - the white carpet of snow and the emerald pine trees. For the Festive Season, enjoy these offers using Altearah Bio White and Emerald. Relax and revive your energy with the Emerald Oxygen Massage or White Detox Massage, a 60-minute massage plus wash and blow dry for Dhs 350 (regular price Dhs 545).In addition, for that perfect gift Altearah Bio’s beautiful Magically White Christmas Gift Box plus a White Purity face of body treatment is Dhs 650. Call 04-4393669.

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Senso Wellness Centre

Treat yourself or a loved one to the Chocolate Delights relaxation this month. This two hour Senso December package includes a coffee-choco bath soak, stress relief back massage, Indian head massage, foot reflexology, Anne Semonin express facial and free access to the swimming pool for Dhs 680. Call 04-3669165.

Talise Ottoman Spa

The Festive Special package at Talise Ottoman Spa includes a selection of signature treatments designed to rejuvenate body and mind, leaving them with a renewed sense of vitality. The treatment is priced at Dhs 1,350, includes a traditional Turkish hammam, Sultan’s Massage, cleansing facial and lunch, and is valid from now until 20th January 2013. Call 04-4530456.

Amara Spa

Park Hyatt Dubai’s Amara Spa presents Christmas Glow, an exclusive package featuring some of Amara’s most indulgent treatment combinations.The Christmas Glow package commences with the ever popular Ruby Ceremony. Bursting with sensations, the Ruby Ceremony is highlighted by Aromatherapy Associates’ signature exfoliation that prepares guests for a luxurious hot stone full body massage. The mineral-enriched emulsion will leave the skin radiantly smooth and velvety. This package is usually priced at Dhs 900, but throughout December Amara Spa is offering it at the special price of Dhs 765. Call 04-6021660. www.mydubaiconnection.com 11/25/12 5:44 PM


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Special offers The Address Dubai Marina

Indulge in the treatment trio at The Spa at The Address Dubai Marina, which features an Aromatherapy Natural Exfoliating body scrub, full body Balinese massage, and a Ceutical facial. Using finely ground olive pits to polish and soften the skin, the Aromatherapy Natural Exfoliating body scrub guarantees radiating skin. Melt your troubles away with the Balinese full body massage using the herbal strengths of jasmine oil. And finally, rejuvenate your skin with the Ceutical facial, which uses proenzymatic to activate the natural mechanism of cellular turnover. This treatment is priced at Dhs 599 and is available until 31st December. For reservations, call 04-4367424 or email spa.dubaimarina@theaddress.com

BEWEI

BEWEI is giving away a fab body firming and detoxification treat as part of its first anniversary celebrations. Bewei offers a one-off package at Dhs 3,900 for 13 treatments, which is a 50% discount, until 4th December. Their partners (Bespoke Wellness, ZEN Yoga, Talise at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, motion Ladies Fitness, Chi Nail Spa, Boulevard Zone Cafe, BE-STRAIGHT and Fitness First) are adding value to fantastic offers on top of every BEWEI package purchased during the celebrations. Customers availing of the package are entitled to enter the draw that rewards winners with a weekend stay at the Palace Hotel Dubai. In addition, BEWEI will also offer a free body analysis for everyone on the 4th December along with a hot drink and finger food. For details about the promotion, call BEWEI on 04-4541270.

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Reflection Hair and Beauty Centre

Reflection Hair and Beauty Centre want to guarantee that you can have all your treatments at the same time. While having your nails or toes done, book for an Express facial with their new beauty therapists, Jane and Sarah, and avail of a 10% discount on that treatment. Created specifically for the person on the go, this customised facial is uniquely designed to give maximum results in minimum time. Formulated to refresh, renew and revitalise, it works with all skin types to rehydration, replenish and moisturise to reveal younger, healthier looking skin. Call 04-3944595 or email support@ reflectionhairandbeautycentre.com

patsi collins hair beauty nails’

During December patsi collins are offering special packages - choose one for Dhs 350. Package one is a full set of Astra Gel or Acrylics and a pedicure. Package two is an Indian Scalp Massage with full colour and style. Package three is the new organic spray tan with a Gelish Manicure and ‘Party Curls’. And package four is a Guinot Deep Cleansing Facial with Party Hair Braiding and a back, neck and shoulder massage. patsi collins hair beauty nails’ is located in Garhoud close to Festival City. Call 04-2869923, Green Community (Dubai Investment Park) call 04-8135333. Visit www.dubaibeautysalon.com for more information.

Grand Millennium Dubai

Treat yourself this season at the Jasmine Spa, Grand Millennium Dubai, with an extremely relaxing Aroma Massage followed by an indulging Chocolate Fondue Body Exfoliation Wrap or an option of a traditional Moroccan Hammam for a true pampering experience. Complete your glowing look with a Pureness Facial and a healthy juice to complement your treatment. This treatment lasts for 2 hours and is priced at Dhs 555. Call 04-4299999 or visit www.grandmillenniumdubai.com. www.mydubaiconnection.com 11/25/12 5:44 PM


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Once again it’s December and many of us will already be planning our outfits, hair and beauty regimes in readiness for the upcoming festivities. Just in case you need some extra inspiration here are some of our favourite beauty boosters and quick fixes.

A dazzling smile

Start out with the basics and try to make time for a professional tooth cleaning appointment with a hygienist at your local dental surgery. This is painless and takes 30 to 45 minutes, but is well worth the visit. Teeth are professionally descaled, cleaned, flossed and then polished, and this treat for your teeth is also a great investment in your general health and future wellbeing. If you have time for only one treatment, make it this one. You can follow on at home with some bleaching trays and gel that can lighten your teeth by up to six shades. For a professional treatment ask your dentist who will order custom trays made as an exact mould from your teeth and gums. An alternative to that are ready made kits available at your local pharmacy.

Facial treatments

A youthful glow can be achieved with either a short course of microdermabrasion treatments or a very light chemical peel. These should be scheduled early in the month so that your skin has time to recover. Excellent treatments that go hand in hand with this type of treatment are electrical non surgical facelifting machine treatments like CACI, Quantum and microtone. A short course will help tighten muscles in the face and neck for a more youthful appearance and temporarily improve skin texture. For more permanent results, my two personal favourite treatments are mesotherapy and radio frequency. Whilst various methods of the application of mesotherapy cocktails are available, my favourite is via an electronic pulse machine that pushes the products into the skin. Painless and much less invasive than the injections carried out in your plastic surgeon’s office, they can also be administered utilising a micro needle roller, and this is excellent to keep up the results at home between professional treatments. Radio frequency is the latest buzzword amongst the regions many medi spa facilities www.mydubaiconnection.com Connector Master Layout - DECEMBER 2012.indd 121

and is a personal favourite of mine. Particularly useful amongst women in their 30’s and onwards this usually painless machine treatment treats laxity of skin tissue of the face and neck bringing about visible results in just a few short sessions. Machine treatments, microdermabrasion and Mesotherapy will all have a smoothing effect on your skin, making your make-up glide on easily for a more even application.

Your make-up

With this in mind, take some time to visit your local department store or make-up counter and source the perfect shade and texture of foundation as the basis of your festive season make-up. Major cosmetic brands invest millions into the very latest lightening, whitening, lifting and plumping ingredients for their make-up ranges and cosmetic sales staff are well trained to mix and apply the very best products to suit your needs. As this service is free, it is well worth taking advantage of. Make sure you have at least 30 minutes of free time with no distractions to get the most out of this session. Note the strokes and methods of application used to get the best coverage and effects, and feel free to ask questions that will help you apply the products easily and successfully yourself at home. Take advice on complimentary make up shades and products including eyeliner and voluminous mascara for big, bright eyes. Face contouring products like Mac’s are excellent, bronzers, blushers and of course lipliners, lipsticks and glosses. Choose tones to suit your skin tone and features rather than following market trends and current fashions, and remember choose either dramatic eyes or lips - not both!

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BEAUTY & bodycare that will give lasting effects right through the festive season and into the new year, I would say give eyelash extensions a try. They create an immediate dramatic effect and are a stunning way to frame the eyes. Hugely popular they can now be found in almost every beauty salon. If you are a first timer, I suggest you get a recommendation from a satisfied friend. A great treatment that compliments the lash extensions are well groomed and shaped eyebrows.

Frame your face

Threading or waxing make for the best treatment if you have thick dark brows, and tweezing if you have lighter coloured finer brows. If your brows are fair, try a brow tint for a change or look out for the new high definition brow treatments that semi permanently re-shape and colour the brows for a more dramatic appearance.

Drop a few pounds

If you have left it until now to lose your last few pounds before getting into your little black party dress you will need a pretty dramatic diet treatment. Try researching the latest craze for juice diets online. Not for the faint hearted, but switch to juicing or liquidising your meals for five days and watch the pounds melt away. Another quick body fix is either a short course of sunbed sessions or a spray tan as often we tend to show a little more skin at parties and events.

Nail it!

Top off all your treatments with a fabulous manicure and pedicure, or take a look at the latest fashion for 3D nail effects that include caviar nails, velvet nails and nail art. Red is traditional for Christmas, but I still love a simple French mani and pedi with a subtle pink hue that suits just about every skin tone. To save time, book your nail treatments at the same time as you do your hair.

Think volume

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think about a little backcombing. If you need a bit of extra help try experimenting at home with hair pieces, clip in ponytails and of course my favourite all time beauty tip - a full head of Great Lengths hair extensions. Of course before a big night out you need to put in the groundwork with some great conditioning treatments and products and a visit to your colourist. Make sure you have booked your appointment early as this is the busiest time of the year for the UAE’s salons. When it comes to colour, there is no one specific shade that is ‘in’ this season. As I always say, the style that is always in fashion is quite simply a beautifully cut and coloured head of hair that is healthy and shiny. This will probably be within four shades of your natural colour, perfect for your skin tone and features, and cut to perfection to suit your style and lifestyle. If I had to name just one treatment it would have to be Biolustre. This multi function hair reconstructor is loved by Hollywood stars and has a huge cult celebrity following that includes Heidi Klum, Mandy Moore and Brooke Shields. Getting hair instantly into great shape with maximum shine, thickening and strengthening all in one treatment. Diamonds aren’t a girls best friend, her hairdresser is! Make sure your stylist knows exactly what you like, and don’t like, and what you are trying to achieve long term with the style, colour and condition of your hair. When it comes to hair colour there are no shortcuts and money saved on supermarket hair colours is a false economy when this so often ends in damage or a disaster that requires a professional to correct. Similarly, supermarket shampoos and conditioners are a cheap alternative to the professional brands recommended by your stylist. Key tools for ultra glam hair this festive season are a great hair preparation product to build body, a strong hold fixing spray, a good dryer to create root lift and some heated rollers. Ask your stylist for some at home styling tips and go on girls, get glamourising. With thanks to Julie Powell. Julie has 26 years experience in the salon industry, first in the UK and the last 16 years as owner of Gold Salon in Dubai. www.mydubaiconnection.com 11/25/12 5:44 PM


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perfume that is not applied correctly can have a disagreeable effect. Wear too much perfume and you end up causing people to grab their throats as you pass; and we have all been in that situation! Too little and you have to ask yourself why you bothered. For the utmost scent appeal, you need to know where and how much scent to apply. Here is how: Not all perfume is created equal: Eau de Toilette is one of the weakest perfumes so you can be generous in your application. Eau de parfum is a much stronger mix, as a result you should stick to just one, maybe two spritz. Finally, pure fragrances or perfume oils, which are plentiful here in the Middle East, are the most potent. You should only ever use a single spray or dab them lightly onto pulse points. Where to apply: ‘Pulse points’ are areas of concentrated blood vessels and produce 124 | DECEMBER Connector Connector Master Layout - DECEMBER 2012.indd 124

a significant amount of heat. Apply scent to these areas and the heat acts like a perfume pump, pumping the scent from your skin using your body’s natural heat throughout the day. Pulse points are; the wrists, behind the ears, behind the knees as well as the inner side of your arms (behind the elbows). Applying: If you have a spray bottle, hold it in front of you and spray a single pump into the air then promptly walk through the mist. The airborne perfume particles will lock onto your skin, hair and clothes releasing a gentle fragrance throughout the day. If you are using a pure perfume or oil, place your wrist against the bottle’s opening then tip the bottle upside down, maintaining a firm contact with your wrist. Gently rub your wrists together to transfer the perfume from one wrist to another. Repeat this to transfer scent to the area behind your ears or knees if desired. www.mydubaiconnection.com 11/25/12 5:45 PM


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Psoriasis cannot be cured but treatment can control the symptoms. However, even if psoriasis disappears after treatment, there is a tendency for it to return, years later or within a few weeks. Treatment depends on the type of psoriasis and its severity and includes creams, ointments, pastes, lotions and systemic medication if necessary. Atopic eczema is a genetic inflammatory condition of the skin in which the upper layer of the skin suffers redness, blistering, oozing, crusting, scaling, thickening and sometimes pigmentation (although not all necessarily occur together). Atopic eczema affects both sexes equally and usually starts in the first weeks or months of life. It is most common in children, affecting at least 10% of infants at some stage but usually disappears during childhood, although it can carry on into adult life or return in the teenage or early adult years. It may occasionally develop for the first time in adulthood. Atopic eczema most commonly affects the bends of the elbows and knees, wrists and neck. Skin becomes red, dry and scratch marks and bleeding are common. When the eczema is very active, small water blisters may develop on the hands and feet. In areas that are repeatedly scratched, the skin may thicken and become even itchier. Many environmental factors can make eczema worse, including dust and contact with irritants such as soap or detergents. Atopic eczema (as well as asthma and hay fever) tends to run in families. Most children with atopic eczema improve as they get older (75% clear by their teens). It cannot be cured but can be controlled and treatment often consists of moisturisers and topical steroids. With thanks to Dr Syed Amjad Ali Shah, consultant Dermatologist at a leading private hospital in Dubai. Visit www.ahdubai.com. www.mydubaiconnection.com 11/25/12 5:45 PM


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Gift of volume

Sangra Hair Extensions It’s the party season, and if there’s one beauty treatment that gives an instant transformation and makes you feel a million dollars - it’s hair extensions. So I checked out Sangra Hair Extensions which are available at Reflection Hair & Beauty Centre.

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What’s it for?

If, like me, your hair seems to grow to a certain length then stop, or you have neither the time nor the inclination to grow your locks, then you can add inches, volume and a huge dash of Hollywood glam in minutes with hair extensions.

What’s involved?

Sangra Hair Extensions are made from 100% natural human hair and have a range of 60 colours and numerous lengths to choose from. After a consultation to discuss the length and volume required, the hair extensions are applied by melting keratin with ultra sound waves. These are generated by high frequency chargers, ultimately, ensuring that a flat bond is created resulting in a flawless effect. It’s quick and very easy.

What are the results?

I’ve tried hair extensions before and I’m a serious fan. After just 90 minutes in the chair my hair was fuller, more bouncy and 4 inches longer. I was able to swim, tie up and wash and dry as normal. I looked and felt fabulous and I was able to try styles that I had only dreamed about before. My extensions lasted for three months, but it depends on how quickly your hair grows.

Looking for volume together with quick and easy styling? Then this is for you. It is the Gift of Volume set, and available at Essentials.

What’s it for?

Adding volume, curls and waves quickly and simply. If your hair is fine, as mine is, then you can use these rollers the day after washing to add volume.

What’s involved?

My hair was washed and dried without brushing as the rollers do all the work - so you don’t have to. The soft grip rollers heat up in 4 seconds and continue to get hot while in your hair so you don’t burn your hands while putting them in, but stay hot for 20 minutes. The biggest advantage of this set is that you don’t have to be a salon grade stylist to use it. You can add the rollers anyway you want them, to either just add volume to the top section of your hair or completely higgledy piggledy all the way through - they even work with curly hair.

What are the results?

Great volume and a great look! My hair was smooth, sleek and I loved the volume and bounce.

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During December Sangra Hair Extensions are priced at Dhs 20 for the 30-35 cm length, Dhs 30 for 50-55 cm and Dhs 35 for 60 cm; when you book for 30 or more extensions. Consultations are free.

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Intense Boost by KeraStraight

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If you are looking for an effective non-invasive antiageing treatment I swim quite often d e est T with instant results, and my hair was & Tried and no down time, becoming dry and Bright, Tight & unmanagable. I Hydrate, Rebecca hate feeling like I’m Treston’s signature package, is for you. dragging a brush through it. Most of the time I just give up and tie it back. But I’ve found a quick and easy solution... the KeraStraight Intense What’s it for? Boost treatment. This treatment is great for rejuvenating the skin, smoothing out fine lines under the eyes, round the mouth, neck and jaw line as well as the nasal labial What’s it for? line (nose to mouth lines). The Intense Boost is an in-salon service which utilises KeraStraight’s ground breaking treatment technology to renew, repair and re-hydrate hair What’s invovled? from the inside out. In under 30 minutes the A combination of 3 anti-ageing treatments, treatment rebuilds what your hair is lacking and the procedure commences with Radio Frequency locks in moisture and strength for up to 30 days. Sublime with Matrix E2 - a safe combination of infrared light and bipolar radiofrequency energies which stimulates new collagen growth. What’s involved? It is painless and followed by a light acid peel to My hair was washed with the pre-treatment brighten the complexion. shampoo and then the treatment was applied The second part of the treatment is Photo Facial carefully by hand and massaged in. My hair was IPL Rejuvenation which clears skin irregularities then dried, as this helps the product to penetrate using precisely controlled pulses of electrical the hair, and it was left on for 15 minutes. My energy and light. The treatment ends with the hair was then rinsed and blow-dried. application of a mask to hydrate, promote collagen rejuvenation and gently restore a healthy glow to What are the results? the skin. Even before the treatment was finished I could feel a difference. Afterwards my hair was really soft and shiny. My hair is much easier to dry and What are the results? to manage. This is defintely something I would do The results are immediate and impressive. My again - it’s certainly one for the little black book! skin was firm and radiant and brown spots had diminished. Two weeks later the results were even more evident, proving that there is a continual How much? improvement over time. Highly recommended. Prices for the Intense Boost treatment start at Dhs 150 and depend on the length or your hair. To have your hair blow-dried after the treatment How much? prices start from Dhs 120, again, depending on The package is priced at Dhs 1,200. If you the length of your hair. buy five packages you will receive the sixth package free. For more information, call Pastels Jumeirah branch on 04-3883534, or The Ritz-Carlton For further details, phone Rebecca Treston Dubai Marina branch on 04-3995016 or The Aesthetics on 04-3945422 or visit Mercato Mall branch on 04-3447883. -L.C. www.euromedclinicdubai.com. -L.D. 132 | DECEMBER Connector

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n established clinic in Jumeirah, offers a broad range of surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic/ aesthetic treatments. The clinic’s team of cosmetic specialists provide some practical insights into some of the latest and popular surgical procedures, their applications, and the crucial practical and safety implications to consider. The decision to change or ‘improve’ your appearance requires a great deal of consideration and research in order to get the best possible results and reduce the risk as much as possible. Choosing the right surgeon is not easy. No one person can be a master of over 60 cosmetic surgeries, which is why many plastic surgeons only specialise in certain procedures, and equally why they can become an expert in their sub-speciality. Whether you are looking to improve your figure, increase or decrease your breast measurement, modify your nose or transform your abdomen - modern cosmetic surgery, if performed correctly and professionally, offers you the latest and most advanced techniques with complete confidence and safety.

Liposuction/liposculpture

Dr Maria Acosta, specialist plastic surgeon, Columbia You can ‘perfect’ your figure with liposuction or liposculpture. Of the various techniques, the most innovative include radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (using radio waves or BodyTite - a skin-tightening treatment) and laser liposuction (also known as Acculift or Accusculpt). Both methods eliminate localised fat and at the same time tighten the skin. Both can be performed either under local anaesthesia with sedation, or general anaesthesia - depending on the number of areas treated and the amount of fat to be removed. Both laser and radiofrequency treatments produce a temperature increase in the area to be treated with two effects. First is the destruction

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of fat cells. Second is the stimulation of collagen. A single treatment therefore produces two results - a reduction of fat volume as well as improved skin firmness. Your new redefined figure, in conjunction with what is commonly a heightened sense of wellbeing, has a positive effect on self-esteem - reflected in both one’s personal and professional life. In order to get the ideal and long-lasting results however, the surgery needs to be combined with a healthy and active lifestyle.

Breast surgery

Dr Claudia Machado, specialist plastic surgeon, Brazil Breast enlargements An increase in the volume of your breasts, change in their shape, or reconstruction after an accident or cancer surgery, can be achieved with breast implants. The result of the surgery depends on the technique and type of implants used. Depending on the shape of your breasts and the effect that you want to achieve, your cosmetic surgeon can use different types of implants - round ones to give your breasts more projection for example, or anatomical implants to provide a more natural look. As with all procedures, each breast surgery should be preceded by a thorough consultation, during which patient and doctor discuss all available options in terms of the volume, technique and type of implants. The procedure itself is performed either under general or local anaesthesia with sedation, and should take around 60 to 90 minutes. In the hands of an expert and professional surgeon, a new contour, harmony of proportions and more feminine figure are evident immediately after the surgery. Breast reductions Reducing the size of your breasts can equally be achieved through surgery and can make huge changes to your quality of life. At the same time if

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required, the shape can be remodelled, leading to a more youthful appearance. Breast reductions are carried out under general anaesthesia. The most common reasons why women choose to have a breast reduction are back pain, sagginess, dermatitis (irritation) under heavy breasts, and the inability to perform certain activities such as sports. Many patients that opt for a breast reduction have a lack of sensation in the nipple-areola complex, caused by skin tension. Surgery not only solves all these problems, but also improves the breast’s position, shape and skin smoothness. Again, if the procedure is carried out correctly and professionally, 95% of patients are extremely satisfied with the outcome, both physically and psychologically, and acquire a quality of life previously unknown to them. Getting rid of back pain; having better skin quality; being able to do activities that you found impossible before; dressing the way you want - these are all factors that through breast reduction surgery can enormously enhance your day-to-day existence.

Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)

Dr Maria Acosta, specialist plastic surgeon, Columbia Abdominoplasty targets the fat, skin and abdominal muscles in order to achieve a smooth and toned appearance. During this procedure both excess fat and saggy skin from the stomach are removed. There are two types of tummy tuck - the ‘mini’ version to remove a small amount of unwanted fat and skin, and the ‘complete’ procedure for larger volumes of excess skin and fat. In women, excess fat and skin laxity normally appear during pregnancy. Prevalent to both genders is when significant weight loss leads to a major amount of surplus skin. In many cases, tummy tuck surgery is combined with liposuction and requires general anaesthesia. The positive results of abdominoplasty are long-lasting and the vast majority of patients are extremely satisfied with the outcome. As a result, everyday tasks as simple as tying shoelaces become easy again. After abdominoplasty, patients feel the pleasure of having a firm and toned abdomen. They can perform sports they www.mydubaiconnection.com Connector Master Layout - DECEMBER 2012.indd 135

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Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)

Dr Gabriel Saab, specialist plastic surgeon, France You can change the appearance of your nose with rhinoplasty surgery. This is performed under general anaesthesia and takes about 60 minutes. Any discomfort after surgery is minimal. Rhinoplasty is not always conducted purely for cosmetic purposes, but could be after an accident for example, or when a patient has breathing difficulties. Different types of the procedure may involve shrinking the overall size of the nose, removing a hump, refining and elevating the tip, narrowing the nostrils or completely modifying the noses appearance. Once again, every case performed should be based on a detailed discussion between patient and doctor, taking into consideration the patient’s preferences, anatomy and feasibility of the desired effect. The expression of satisfaction most patients have when they first look into the mirror is palpable.

Laser treatments

Dr Hanieh Erdmann, specialist dermatologist, Germany Laser treatments have been growing in popularity over the past few decades, often replacing more invasive surgical procedures. This doesn’t come as a surprise, with the huge progress in technologies and methods - until now when the results of laser treatments are delivered efficiently, reliably, safely and with minimal or no downtime. Laser methods have been particularly successful within the cosmetic/aesthetic field. Common treatments include hair removal, small veins and tattoos. One of the biggest advancements has been the introduction of fractional lasers such as Fraxel Dual, Sciton or Fractional Co2 - used for ‘laser resurfacing’, the replacement of old damaged skin with new healthy tissue while stimulating collagen formation. Laser surfacing is the principle behind treating ageing skin (wrinkles, sagginess, age spots, large pores), hyperpigmentation (sun damage, freckles, melasma), scars (after acne and surgeries), stretch

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marks and moles. It delivers amazing and fast healing results in a completely safe manner. As a result, laser procedures have become hugely popular. One thing to be wary of is that the quality of lasers does vary, and it is extremely important to make sure the device used is manufactured by a reputable company with well-recognised accreditations such as FDA or CE. Similarly to the world of fashion, medicines and many other industries, there has been an increase in counterfeit devices in laser technologies. While these may be significantly cheaper for the practitioner, they are not as effective and certainly not as safe. Laser technology has evolved dramatically as a result of extensive research and many years of experience. At the same time, there is a new device emerging every month and it is crucial for medical institutions and their physicians to stay continuously up-to-date. Larger and betterresourced networks of laser/cosmetic clinics are more likely to do so - a compelling reason to choose a well-established brand.

Choosing the right practitioner

References have been made to the importance of doing your research thoroughly before embarking on any type of laser or more invasive surgical procedure. Provided the procedures we have outlined above are conducted by experienced, well-trained professionals, they can provide excellent results with no side effects. Research the track record of the clinic and check the credentials of its specialists very carefully - and certainly think twice before selecting an unknown brand offering suspiciously big discounts. Another very important consideration is how your practitioner customises your particular treatment according to your own indication (circumstance or medical condition), skin type, sensitivity and lifestyle. Cosmetic procedures can produce life-changing results. It is important to ensure however, that by choosing the right practitioner these are for the positive. For more information about CosmeSurge, its locations and specialities, visit http://www.cosmesurge.com.

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e tend to associate great psychological highs and emotional buzzes with alcohol or drugs or chocolate binges, or perhaps limb-risking leaps from planes with a parachute strapped to your back - but there’s no need to risk your health or sanity to enjoy a much-needed fillip. Instead, why not make the most of a simple, guilt-free and totally wholesome pick-me-up? Here are twenty of the best oh-so-natural ways to get the feel-good factor flooding through your veins…

4. Pay someone a compliment

When it comes to being nice to others, you reap what you sow, according to psychologist Trudy Hill. “Reciprocal liking is the key element - we all like to be liked, and if someone thinks you like them they are much more likely to like you back,” she says. “If you feel liked, it’ll make you feel good - it’s as simple as that.”

5. Treat your nose to nostalgia…

“Touch is a basic human need and when touched in a pleasurable way, endorphins (natural neurotransmitters that result in mood lifting) are released in the brain and we detect this and interpret it as pleasurable,” explains psychologist Dr Chris Bundy. “When we are being pampered through touch or massage we associate the feeling of being relaxed with being valued, and it gives us a natural relaxed ‘high’, leading us to view ourselves and others more positively.”

Neurologist Dr Alan Hirsch of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation has researched how childhood memories are recalled by particular aromas - ‘olfactoryevoked recall’, as he dubs it. Hirsch says that it is the emotions of the period of recall that are important to us - not the particular details. It seems our minds benevolantly ‘filter’ out any negative memories, and leave us with a feelgood sense of happy times. Of a random survey of 1,000 participants, baked goods constituted the top category of nostalgic aromas. Want a piece of your childhood high? Get baking mum’s or gran’s favourite cake…

2. Buy yourself blooms

6. Hold (or drop…) a tune…

1. Get pampered

“Why not?” argues confidence coach Caroline Carr. “Contrary to popular belief there can be a lot of pleasure in buying yourself flowers. When you’re given flowers, it’s often the thought which counts - but when you buy your own, it’s the blooms which perk you up the most, so choose exactly the ones you fancy. You won’t regret them and unlike a box of chocolates they’re calorie-free!”

3. Lift those straps...

“A lot of women wear their bra straps too low,” says image consultant Gail Berry. “Lifting them makes your bosom look younger, and your body look slimmer. During the day, the adjusters slip as you move around - and just an inch will make a drastic difference to your look and feel. It doesn’t cost a penny and you can do it easily and quickly and it’ll give you a lift in more ways than one!” www.mydubaiconnection.com Connector Master Layout - DECEMBER 2012.indd 141

“Singing can perk you up instantly, but people who feel they can’t sing often miss out because they won’t have a go,” says Caroline Carr. “But the point is everybody can make singing noises. In the West we have one idea of tunefulness, but in other cultures they have different ones - Indian singing can sound offkey to us and in African countries they chant or shout in a rhythmic way. Don’t be defined by Western ideas of tune. Make vocal sounds. Join a laid-back singing group. There’s something hugely uplifting about being surrounded by a cacophany of singing sound.”

7. Try turkey’n’tatties

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HEALTHY living carbohydrate in your meal to get a release of insulin in the blood, as insulin helps tryptophan cross the blood-brain barrier.” Lean turkey and mashed potatoes ensure a relatively low-fat healthy feel-good boost and can be yours - at any time of year.

8. Have a mobile gossip

“Gossip is the human equivalent of social grooming among primates, which has been shown to stimulate production of endorphins,” says Kate Fox, social anthropologist at the Social Issues Research Centre. “Two-thirds of all human conversation is gossip, because this ‘vocal grooming’ is essential to our social, psychological and physical well-being. Mobiles have increased and enhanced this vital therapeutic activity, by allowing us to gossip ‘anytime, anyplace, anywhere’ and to text as well as talk.”

9. Challenge yourself

This can be anything - something you’ve wanted to do for years, like potholing, or something you’ve been putting off, like public speaking. “Challenge yourself to do it - and do it,” says Caroline Carr. “Do something daunting and enjoy the lift you get from having done it. Take a risk, take a chance, and see how you feel afterwards.”

10. Volunteer

“There are countless studies telling us that those who give report being happier and are less prone to depression,” says Trudy Hill. “The effect is greater by giving time and seeing how your help affects others positively, than by just agreeing to a monthly direct debit. We feel good when we give because we are primed to do so though evolution, we survived in groups and we evolved to feel positive when we helped our groups become stronger. Giving creates activity in the same part of the brain which is stimulated when we are rewarded.”

11. ‘I choose Happy’

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Happiness. “Life isn’t what happens to you, but the decisions that you make in relation to what happens to you. Making the immediate decision to be happy gives you an instant boost.”

12. Almighty algae…

“The blue-green algae Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) from Klamath Lake is rich in phenylethylamine (PEA), a mood adaptogen commonly known as the ‘love molecule’ as it has been identified as one of the chemiclas associated with falling in love,” says Julia Alderman. Recent research indicated that PEA levels increase with moderate exercise and may cause the euphoric mood or runners’ high associated with exercise. Add it to a smoothie or fresh juices for a natural, guilt-free pick-me-up.”

13. Make a start on what you’ve been postponing

A project, sorting your finances, tidying the house… whatever it is, if you delay it, you can start to worry about it, until it becomes a bigger problem than it deserves to be. Whatever it is - even if it’s just a general feeling of needing to ‘sort your life out’ - make a start. “The classic thing is to quickly tidy your desk,” says Caroline Carr. “It’ll make an amazing difference to how you feel.” And if something larger is looming? “Start to think about it,” she adds. “Make a plan. Break it up into bite-size chunks. Then forget about it until tomorrow. You’ll feel great.”

14. Ditch ‘Doris Day’

This is one of the core principles to SUMO (Shut Up, Move On) thinking, created by motivational speaker and coach, Paul McGee (www.thesumoguy.com), which refers to the famous lyric: ‘Que sera, sera; whatever will be, will be’. “Neither the stars, the moon or fate determine your destiny - you do,” argues Paul. “Make the decision to take control of your life and decide that you are the author of your own script. This will restore you emotional vibrancy. When you know where you’re going, you have something to look forward to. Not taking control robs you of the energy you derive from knowing you can change anything in your life.” www.mydubaiconnection.com 11/25/12 5:45 PM


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15. Laugh yourself silly

It’s one of the best tonics and ways to generate moodenhancing chemicals in the brain, such as serotonin. “Listen to people laughing, go to a comedy club, hang out with funny friends, listen to a laughter CD - or even just think about laughter,” says Caroline Carr. “If you need a boost, immediately immerse yourself in laughter by any means you can.”

16. Go for a quick colour injection

“Incorporate your favourite colour into an outfit to give you an extra confidence boost,” says image consultant Bella Rareworld. “Get your hair coloured in a new style to make you feel instantly like a new person. Or, if you’re short on time, just something simple like a quick change of nail polish colour can instantly brighten up your mood and make you feel good about yourself.”

17. Be fishy

A lot of women fail to get enough omega 3s in the diet, possibly due to cutting back on calories from fats. “The higher your blood levels of omega 3 fats, the higher your levels of feelgood serotonin are likely to be, as omega 3 helps increase the reception of serotonin in the brain,” says Julia Alderman. “Snack on some walnuts or hemp seeds - or try sardines on rye toast.”

18. Get active, without exercise

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some women, exercise simply isn’t a boat-floater. “A lot of people enrol at the gym, but don’t enjoy it, or can’t get motivated to run, again because they don’t enjoy it - so why not do an activity involving movement but which isn’t ‘exercise’ driven?” says Liz Tucker, wellbeing consultant. “The body was designed to be active through living not exercise, so take up a hobby - like amateur dramatics - which will motivate you and give you a lift while getting you fit.”

19. Write yourself high

Have troubles on your mind, preventing any chance of a feel-good buzz? “Take a minute to write them all down on a piece of paper, then throw it in the bin - that’s symbolic of throwing away your troubles,” says Ben Renshaw. “Then take another piece of paper, and write down things you’re looking forward to doing. Make them up if you have to - what could you look forward to? - and that develops your optimism, which in turns releases positive endorphins.”

20. Bounce your hair wild

“Bouncing is the most under-rated activity for mood-boosting - especially for people who hate jogging or other forms of exercise,” says Caroline Carr. “Just five minutes on a rebounder, in front of a mirror, shouting ‘weeeeeee’, swinging your arms wildly and watching your hair fly all over the place… It cannot fail to give you an amazing high.” www.mydubaiconnection.com 11/25/12 5:45 PM


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olycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a health problem that can affect a woman’s period, hormones, fertility, heart, blood vessels and appearance. It is the most common cause of infertility among women. A woman with PCOS would have many small cysts in her ovaries, abnormal hormone levels, and suffer from the following symptoms: • Irregular periods or no periods at all • Difficulty becoming pregnant (reduced fertility) • Having more facial or body hair than usual • Loss of hair on the head • Patches of skin that are thick and dark brown • Skin tags (excess flaps of skin around the neck and in the armpits) • Being overweight, rapid increase in weight, difficulty losing weight • Oily skin, acne • Depression and mood swings • Pelvic pain • Sleep apnea (when breathing stops for a short period of time while asleep)

What causes Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

The cause of PCOS is not yet fully known. PCOS sometimes runs in families. So it may have a genetic basis. If any of your relatives (mother, aunts, sisters) are affected with PCOS, your own risk of developing PCOS may be higher.

Can I conceive with PCOS?

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have a baby with simple fertility treatment. For the rest, the second step could be treatment with some injectable drugs to induce ovulation called gonadotropins. In some patients, laparoscopy and ovarian drilling is preferred to other treatments because it can help resume ovulation in the ovaries. It also gives advantage of directly checking the pelvis for other factors that may contribute to infertility. If this doesn’t work, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) is recommended as it can successfully produce a pregnancy in almost all women with PCOS.

What can I do to increase my chances of conception if I have PCOS?

To improve your chances of getting pregnant if you have PCOS and to reduce the long term risks of the problem, lifestyle changes play a major role. • Eat a healthy balanced diet. This should include fruits, vegetables and whole foods (such as wholemeal bread, whole grain cereals, brown rice, wholewheat pasta), lean meat, fish and chicken. You should decrease sugar, salt, caffeine and alcohol. • Eat meals regularly especially including breakfast. • Exercise regularly (30 minutes at least three times a week). • Keep your weight to a level which is normal. Do not hesitate to discuss the condition fully with your gynecologist or health practitioner and its implications for you as an individual. Assess your chances of pregnancy with PCOS and follow the doctor’s advice. Dr. Michael Fakih, Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology / In Vitro Fertilization.

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Make the change now! For many people, with the month of December also comes the thought of New Year’s resolutions. The 1st January is a date often seen by many people as a day on which everything can change, be it characteristics of lifestyle - thousands pledge to be more positive, lose weight, or maybe even start a new career.

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ome the New Year, people often make dramatic changes in their lives and can unknowingly put a lot of pressure on themselves to stick with these huge changes. Too many sudden changes in daily routines, work, time with family, and other aspects of life, whatever one has set to improve, can become an obstacle rather than a gradual process the journey to which should be enjoyed. This can be a lot for a person to do, and will often lead them reverting back to old habits because of too many unrealistic expectations at once. The most common resolution is “I’m going to eat healthier,

become fitter and lose some weight” - you hear it all the time. If your New Year’s resolution is one of weight loss, in order to be successful and not overwhelm yourself with too much pressure, break your goal down into smaller, more specific positive changes. Think about what one change you could implement from the start of each new week in December, so that the change is not so dramatic. For example in the first week of December you may start by simply getting out and finding a new activity that you enjoy, the second week look at preventing yourself from overindulging when attending those Christmas functions, week three could be about including time in your daily routine for regular exercise - a simple 20 minutes once or twice a day, and in the fourth week start filling your cupboards with more healthier food choices. Now when 1st January comes along you will be well and truly on your way to great success and any other changes you want to make from this day onwards will not be such a shock to your mind and body. With thanks to Grant Goes, Fitness Link. Visit www.fitnesslink.me.

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Health update Healing in a hot box

RAWR Bikram Yoga, a state-of-the-art facility that practices the renowned Bikram Chaudhury hot yoga, has opened its doors in Dubai. Located in Dubai Media City, the new facility offers a serene and inspiring space to practice hot yoga - a unique form of yoga that is challenging, detoxifying and immensely healing. Bikram Yoga, commonly referred to as hot yoga, is an intensive 90-minute workout for the body and mind that combines fat-

burning cardio, deep breathing and strength training. Bikram Yoga is conducted in 40 degree heat at 40% humidity and involves a series of 26 asanas or postures. Bikram Yoga focuses on the development of muscle strength and agility. The technique incorporates deep breathing and meditation which help relieve stress. While the heat helps your body’s flexibility, rids it of unwanted toxins and burns calories, deep breathing and focused stretch exercises relaxes one both physically and mentally. The RAWR instructors are certified personally by Bikram Choudhury ensuring the highest quality instruction and a safe, enjoyable and supervised routine. Bikram Yoga is specifically designed for both beginners and advanced students regardless of age, fitness level or previous yoga experience. Call 04-4232808 or email info@rawryoga.com.

Enhance your workout with coffee

A study published by the Journal of Sports Science has identified the consumption of caffeine, such as instant coffee, as the winning formula to help enhance sports performance. The research, conducted on a group of cyclists, found that caffeine improved overall performance time, speed as well as cycling power. In addition, the study also discovered that caffeine increases endurance in runners and rowers, therefore allowing athletes to perform better. The good news does not end there. Another recent review of caffeine and sports indicates that caffeine can have benefits in short-term, high-intensity exercises such as sprinting, power-based sports, for example kick-boxing and team sports such as football. Commenting on the research, Karine Janho, 150 | DECEMBER Connector Connector Master Layout - DECEMBER 2012.indd 150

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SAGITTARIUS 22 Nov - 21 Dec The new Moon in Sagittarius on the 13th refreshes your life with enthusiasm; enabling you to get ahead with any arrangements you would like to make. Partners may be disagreeable over the expenses involved, but whilst both Mercury and Venus are in Sagittarius after the 16th, your persuasive skills should win. CAPRICORN 22 Dec - 19 Jan Emotions may run high in early December if passive partners seem disinterested in helping you around the home. Bide your time and keep your patience for who knows what wonderful surprises may be in store for you later. The 19th and 30th are great days to enjoy uplifting events that should very much alter and improve your quality of life. AQUARIUS 20 Jan - 18 Feb The Sun, the new Moon, Venus and Mercury all appear in an area of your horoscope which governs hopes and wishes along with social popularity. Therefore, there is no excuse not to have a rip-roaring time with friends and acquaintances. Who knows where you will find yourself if you wish really hard for something?

21 May - 21 Jun GEMINI If you don’t keep a watchful eye on your budget, partners are likely to involve you in a lot of financial expense. It might well be a festive occasion they wish to arrange, but after the 16th, when both Venus and Mercury are in the partnership area of your horoscope, you are bound to be trounced by their considerable, persuasive charm. CANCER 22 Jun - 22 Jul Sexy, red-hot energetic Mars and intensely deep and passionate Pluto conjoin in your house of partners, so you may expect any existing or new relationship to be anything but tepid. The full Moon is at odds with these planets on the 28th, so make sure during celebrations you find plenty of time alone in order to quietly chill out. 23 Jul - 22 Aug LEO Doing what you do best, helping others, particularly youngsters - should fill many happy hours. There should be much rejoicing over family matters in the latter half of December. Jupiter brings joy and jollity and a lot of social interaction, so the festive season really should be full of good will for you and your numerous friends.

19 Feb - 20 Mar PISCES Parental influences may play havoc with some of your plans, but remember they have your best interests at heart - so take their views on board. Try developing any international friendships you may have made in the last year. You may surprise yourself with the confidence you gain with some overseas travelling.

23 Aug - 22 Sep VIRGO There may be some sort of sacrifice you have to make or perhaps an occasion when you have to talk your way out of a situation. If you have any journeys to make, get them over with in the first half of December, especially if you want to find friends and neighbours at home. Then your time will be your own to spend with special people.

21 Mar - 19 Apr ARIES Uranus, the planet of enlightenment and surprises, now in Aries, is probably making your moods very changeable. Look forward to some days after the 14th when you should feel more decisive and settled about taking on a possible new career path, which is likely to be offered. Your happiness probably lies in keeping near to your home base.

23 Sep - 22 Oct LIBRA It is a busy time of the year for shopping and partying with friends, neighbours and siblings. Journeys are likely to take up quite a lot of your time - and probably overseas. Mars, Pluto and Uranus make aspects to one another which indicate a possible sudden change of your domestic base - or it could just be the experience of a seasonal sleepover.

20 Apr - 20 May TAURUS The Sun and the planet representing finance, i.e. Jupiter, clash in the first half of the month in the houses, which represent your finances, so it has to be a warning to watch excessive spending. Whilst you might be a lover of luxurious items, try to contain your generosity. It is the thought that always counts, so think and plan thriftfully.

23 Oct - 21 Nov SCORPIO Versatile and original ideas should come easily to you between the 6th and 15th when Venus and Mercury move together, so you should be able to talk yourself out of any problems - particularly financial ones; leaving you in a situation to better enjoy the pleasure seeking festivities of the time of the year.

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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).....................340 7566 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)

ANZA Australia/New Zealand Association Check website for more details - www.anzauae.org

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

Dubai St. George’s Society .................email: dsgs@eim.ae Andy Marshall.........050 6522 548 / Jan.........050 457 0161

Belgium & Luxembourg Society..................050 448 6440 Email: belgianclub@yahoo.com

Dubai Welsh Society .............www.dubaiwelshsociety.com Chairman: David Hicks.........email: davidrchicks@aol.com Sec: Helen Thomas, email: helenthomas155@yahoo.co.uk Marc Corcoran.......................................394 0762, 050 645 3179 Email: mcorcorn@emirates.net.ae

British Business Group ........................................397 0303 Email: enquiries@britbiz-uae.com, www.britbiz-uae.com

Dubai Wind Band..........................................050 651 8902 Email: hg@emirates.net.ae

Australian Business In the Gulf (ABIG)............367 2437 Email: abigdxb@emirates.net.ae

Christ Church, Jebel Ali ..............050 758 1469, 884 5436 Dubai Women’s Football Associationwww.dubaiwfa.com Services: Fri. 9:30am (w/ children’s groups) & Sun. 7:30pm. Emirates Arthritis Foundation.............................348 7035 Circulo Latinas Dubai - circulolatinasdubai@hotmail.com, Non-profit organization offering support groups & information for www.circulolatinasdubai.com (meets 1st Monday of each month) people with Arthritis. website: www.arthritis.ae e-mail: info@arthritis.ae, facebook:emirates arthritis foundation Dubai Archery Group ..........................................361 7530 Simon Linton-office ...............................................221 5839 Emirates Baptist Church, Int’l ...........................349 1596 Worship services: Friday 9:00am & 11:30am Dubai Arts and Crafts Web Group Bible Study (all ages) 10:30am http://groups.msn.com/dubaiartscrafts Dubai Autism Center ...........................................398 6862 Fax: 04-3988262, PO Box 103737, Dubai Provides information, support, advice, diagnosis assessment and training to parents / professional.

Feline Friends, Dubai ....................................050 451 0058 Abu Dhabi.......02 665 5297......Al Ain.......03 767 6492 websites: www.kat-kalls.co.uk, www.felinefriendsuae.com

Dubai Caledonian Society...............................055 661 3615 Membership Enquiries: membership@dubaicaledoniansociety.com www.dubaicaledoniansociety.com

Fellowship of the Emirates........ ...................050 397 1316 Contemporary style service: Fridays - 9am, 11am & 1pm info@fellowshipoftheemirates.org, ww.fellowshipoftheemirates.org French Business Council, www.fbcdubai.com .....335 2362

Dubai Chamber Orchestra...........................050 625 2936 dubaichamberorchestra@hotmail.com, www.dubaiorchestra.org

French Speaking Ladies Association (Dubai Accueil, ctc: Geneieve 050-4140165, email: dubaiaccueil@yahoo.fr)

Dubai Concert Committee www.dubaiconcertcommittee.com Dubai Drama Group .....................................050 769 8963 dubaidramagroup@hotmail.com, www.dubaidramagroup.org

German Ladies Association .........................050 459 1885 Sabine Khourdaji ........................www.frauenkreis-dubai.de Monthly meeting every first Sunday of the month at 10am.

Dubai Evangelical Church Centre......................884 6630 Arabic & English Services, Friday 10am

Holy Trinity Church, Dubai..............337 0247/050-758 1459 Services: Sunday 8am and 7.30pm. Friday 9.30am Family Service

Dubai Flying Dragons (Boating/Water sport in UAE) Website: www.DubaiFlyingDragons.com Email: info@DubaiDragons.com

International Business Women’s Group in Abu Dhabi Tel/Fax.................................................................02 446 0883 Office hours: Saturday-Wednesday 10am-3pm. Lunch meetings every first Monday of the month. Email: ibwg@emirates.net.ae, www.ibwgabudhabi.org

Dubai Harmony-Ladies 4 part harmony chorus...056 690 7052 / 394 3338 Dubai International Art Centre ..........................344 4398 www.artdubai.com, email: artdubai@eim.ae Dubai International Women’s Club ...................344 2389 Email: diwc@emirates.net.ae Dubai Irish Society..................www.dubaiirishsociety.com Dubai Ladies Bridge Club, call Jan Irvine...050 645 4395 4 CONNECTOR

International Business Women’s Group in Dubai............ ............................................................................050 657 8445 Email: ibwg_dxb@eim.ae; website: www.ibwgdubai.com Monthly meetings: contact Sue-Sharyn Ward JMC Children’s Choir (8-12 y/o)..........................349 2662 choir@jumeirahmusic.com, www.jumeirahmusic.com


K9 Friends............................................ (tel/fax) 885 8953 Email:k9@emirates.net.ae, www.k9friends.com Library, The Old....................................341 4777 ext. 207 Email: theoldlibrary@hotmail.com Timings: 10am to 6pm. Except Fridays & Public Holidays. Ockenden International........................www.ockenden.ae UK Registered charity exclusively supporting refugees worldwide. Playgroup at Meadows 9 Emaar Properties ...................... Jane..........................050 466 0845/3682 283/050 657 9411 Sunday-Weds, 9.30-11.30am, Weds 2.30-4pm Arts & Crafts activities. Sharjah Playgroup ctc: Joni ...................... 055 153 0703 http://sharjahplaygroup.webs.com Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding ...............................................................................353 6666 Email: smccu@emirates.net.ae, www.cultures.ae Mosque tours: Sat., Sun., Tue. & Thu., 10am at Jumeirah Mosque St. Mary’s Church, Dubai..................................335 8504 St. Lukes Church, Ras Al Khaimah.....07 236 4007/ 050 560 3782 South African Women’s Association (SAWA)...055 508 4721 Chairperson: Yvonne Callaghan; email: admin@sawa-uae.org Tango Dubai - Paul Bradley..........................050 645 4004 website: www.tangodubai.com The Emirates Children’s Symphony Orchestra Conductor - Mr. Riad Kudsi..........................050 633 5270 Email: csokudsi@emirates.net.ae UAE Photo...................................email: hbos@emirates.net.ae www.uae-photo.com. Meeting every last Sunday of the month. United Christian Church of Dubai....................884 6623 Evangelical Church Services. Members from more than 50 nationalities. Website: www.uccdubai.com Women’s Guild Dubai/Sharjah Jane Henderson. 04-3945 331, Gil Salway ..........394 3185 Word of Life Church, Sharjah....................050 457 3836 050-735 8117. English Service, Fridays -10:30am. www.samaritans.org operated by Samaritans in UK email: jo@samaritans.org

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Mother to Mother Toddler Gp ctc: Ilse...................050 452 7674 Multiplied UAE, A local support group for families w/ multiples. Contact Kate 050 295 6235 or e-mail:multiplieduae@yahoo.com CHARITY GROUP Dubai Foundation for Women & Children.......6060 300 Mums and Tots Community Group..................050 775 4579 Foresight (Fax: 364 3705)...................................364 3703 Mothers’ Network of Asthmatic Children..................282 6411 Gulf for Good.......................................................368 0222 Overeaters Anonymous..........................................050 249 4650 website: www.gulf4good.org. email: oaindubai@hotmail.com Injaz-UAE.............................................................429 8763 Psychology for Everyday Living: Not For Women Only E-mail: info@injaz-uae.org; Website: www.injaz-uae.org Human Relations Institute.........................................365 8498 Special Families Support, call Gulshan.......360 5654, 050 454 1940 International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Fun activities for the children with special needs & families. Mr. Ahmad Al Jabi, email: ifaw.uae@gmail.com, website: www.sfs-group.net website: www.ifaw.org Still Birth and Neonatal Death Society (S.A.N.D.S) PoshPaws Animal Sanctuary.......................050 273 0973 Please see website for further details www.dubai-sands.org www.poshpawsdubai.com/AnimalSanctuary.aspx Stop Smoking Program, Dr. Taher Khalil...............268 7655 SOS Children’s Villages Arab Fund...........050 559 8591 Stress Workshop......................................................365 8498 The British Community Assistance Fund (BCAF).......... Dr. Raymond H. Hamden. Clinical & Forensic Psychologist. ................................................................................337 1413 Survivors of Childhood Sex Abuse Support Group clarebugden@gmail.com Monthly meetings for ladies only. UNICEF.............................................360 0778 / 368 0707 The Al-Anon Family Groups...........................050 697 4393 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 CONNECTOR 5

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Frenzy Events ...............................................340 0588 Party Zone.......................................................344 8464

ART & CRAFT CLASSES, CENTRES & CREATIVE WORKSHOPS Lotus Educational Institute FZ-LLC..........391 1718 Sharjah Ladies Club Art Centre.................06 506 7733

BARBER SHOP Amaya Men’s Salon Lamcy Plaza.................335 3282

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 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

AYURVEDA Doctor's Consultation and Treatments Holistic Healing Medical Centre…..............348 7172 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 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 Lothar Russegger Dr Catalin Majer Dr Tarek El Madhoun Dr Sebouh Kassis 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 BALLOONS Crash-in-Castles LLC............................050 652 4769

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) David's Salon for Ladies..….........357 4800 / 4900 The Best in European Hairdressing Opposite Burjuman near Pizza Hut, Al Karama Hairdreams Salon...343 8828/ 312 2410/ 050 679 7916 Hairworks Top UK Stylists JBR, Rimal 1 Plaza Level 18-A.......................437 0222 Spinneys Umm Suquiem, Al Wasl Rd.............394 0777 Spinneys Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi..................02 681 6678 Ibn Batuta Mall, China Court...........................451 2777 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 BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY Human Relations Institute ............................365 8498 BIRTHDAY PARTIES Crash-in-Castles LLC.............................050 652 4769 Frenzy Events ................................................340 0588 Petting Zoo Parties - PoshPaws Animal Sanctuary... ………...........………........…..............…..050 273 0973 www.poshpawsdubai.com/AnimalSanctuary.aspx CONNECTOR 7

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AUTISM / A.D.D / A.D.H.D British Institute for Learning Dev't.............394 5907 www.british-ild.com Human Relations Institute............................365 8498

BEAUTY PRODUCTS Bio Sculpture® Gel - leading nail care..........341 4820 info@bio-sculpture.ae, www.biosculpture.me KAESO Skin & Beauty Products….............282 2555 NUBAR Nail Polish & Nail Care…..........…282 2555 SKIN DOCTORS Cosmeceuticals…............282 2555

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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 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. CAR RENTAL holiday autos - Low Cost, Fully Inclusive Car Hire www. holidayautos.ae..........................................343 3505 Perfect Line Rent A Car and Limousine Service.......... ..............................................................................331 3788 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) 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 8 CONNECTOR

CATARACT & GLAUCOMA SURGERY Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 CHANGE / COACHING SPECIALISTS Beryl Comar MA, MEd, MNLP, CHt.....050 655 4523 Personal & Professional Change www.changedubai.com, 390 2217 CHILD DEVELOPMENT TRAINING British Institute for Learning Dev't..............394 5907 www.british-ild.com Human Relations Institute.............................365 8498 CHILDREN’S THERAPY Awladouna Center for Learning & Rehabilitation Sharjah.......................................................06 538 7538 School for Children with Special Needs: Developmental delays, Autism Spectrum disorders, Down's syndrome, Cerebral Palsy etc Vocational services: Tailoring, Computer printing, Jewellery designing. Website: www.awladouna.net Also available: Speech / Occupational therapy / Psychology assessment and sessions. Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic...... (SpeechTherapy)..............................................349 6333 Human Relations Institute............................365 8498 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 George Stobel, German Board Certified Specialists in Medical Chiropody/ Podiatry Dr. Sami Tabib, DPM (USA), Podiatrist 050 422 3678 Koutar El Abed (Chiropodist, Belgium) Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic....... ..........................................................................349 6333 CHIROPRACTOR 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, USA Dr. Chris Owen 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


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 Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 American Hospital Dubai.............................336 7777 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 Top Medical Center.......................................394 5596 Top Medical Center (Branch) Grosvenor House Dubai Marina.....317 6569 / 395 8159 Wooridul Spine Centre………….....……….304 6767

COLONIC HYDROTHERAPY Holistic Healing Medical Centre…..............348 7172 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 SpaDunya Colour Experience......................439 3669 Also available in: Joy Spa (Ras Al Khaimah)........................07 226 9191 Jumerah Beach Hotel (Pavilion).…........…..406 8835 N.A.I.L.S ........................................................447 3688 Sharanis Wellness Spa (Abu Dhabi).......02 556 2601 Sharjah Ladies Club................................06 506 7777 Synergy Medical Centre …..........................348 5452 COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH EDUCATION The Holistic Institute (KHDA approved)......450 3525 IFPA and ITEC qualification www.theholisticinstitute.org

COMPUTER SERVICES Key Solutions..................................................338 1142 Quick & Reliable support for Home & Offices Wireless Networking, Virus Cleanup, Data Recovery & Backup. COSMETIC DENTISTRY Al Zahra Private Medical Centre….........…331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 American Dental Clinic, Dubai.....................344 0668 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, ACCDGeneral 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 Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com...................................349 8800 CosmeSurge, Dubai - Jumeirah......................344 5915 CosmeSurge, Dubai - Marina ........................447 1777 www.CosmeSurge.com 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 Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com...................................349 8800 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

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

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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


COUNSELLING GNC, German Neuroscience Center................429 8578 www.gncdubai.com Human Relations Institute.................................365 8498 Maria V. Chatila…………..................…....050 455 0103 Family & Relationship Coach 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) Dr. Nillie Teymouri, Registered Osteopath B.Ost Med. 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 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 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 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, Specialist Dentist Periodontics Dubai Sky Clinic.............................................355 8808 Dr. Rabih Abi Nader, BDS, DES, DESS (Lebanon) Oral Surgeon & Implantologist 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 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 Anu Wadivkar (Dr.) DDS USA…...............330 7117 Northwest Clinic 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 BDS, MFDS, M Clint Dent (Periodontics) KCL


DERMATOLOGISTS Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira 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 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

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 Northwest Clinic………….......................…330 7117 Ms. Mitun De Sarkar MSc Nutrition

DETOXIFICATION TREATMENT Holistic Healing Medical Centre…..............348 7172

DIABETIC FOOT DISORDERS Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com.................................349 8800 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah........06 561 9999 Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic..... ........................................................................349 6333 DIAGNOSTICS Holistic Healing Medical Centre.................348 7172 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

DIGESTIVE & LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY General & Laparoscopic Surgery Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 145 Dr. Raad Yusufani, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Suhail Kazim, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Emad Fayyad, Consultant Gastroenterologist DOG TRAINING Dubai Kennels & Cattery............................285 1646 website: www.dkc.ae 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 CONNECTOR 11

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

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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) Cooper Dermatology Clinic.................…….346 6671 Dr. Alzin Pradhan, BDS-UK General Dentist General Dental Dr. Leila Hariri, DDS (USA)........................349 9433 Dubai Sky Clinic…………...…….................355 8808 Dr. Maximilian Riewer, DDS (Germany) General Dentistry Dr. Marlies Homann, DDS (Germany) General Dentistry Dr. Rabih Abi Nader, BDS, DES, DESS (Lebanon) Oral Surgeon & Implantologist Dr. Rabih Mahfouz, BDS, DUO (France) Orthodontist Dr. Philippe Sleiman, PhD (USA) Endodontist Dr. Vladimir Pijevcevic, DDS (Serbia) General Dentistry 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 Dubai Marina...317 6569 / 395 8159 Dr. Cornelia Prevot, GP Dentist


DYSLEXIA ASSESSMENT & REMEDIATION British Institute for Learning Dev't.................394 5907 www.british-ild.com Lexicon Reading Center.............................050 795 4428 www.LexiconReadingCenter.org 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 Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C....................345 4000 Dr. Tarek Eissa ENT Specialist Dr. Michel Charles Szalay 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 British Institute for Learning Dev't.................394 5907 www.british-ild.com Human Relations Institute................................365 8498 Osteopathic Health Centre...348 7366/ 288 8525 / 423 2096 Jeannine Deitos (Clinical Psychologist) Top Medical Center (Branch) Grosvenor House Dubai Marina..........317 6569 / 395 8159 Evelyn Sophie Seika 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 Husameddine Darouei 12 CONNECTOR

EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE (EFT) Beryl Comar MA,MEd,MNLP,CHt.........050 655 4523 EFT Training & Coaching, www.changeassociates.ae 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. M. Al Shammaa, Sp. Endocrinologist Dr. H. Penninckx, Sp. Endocrinologist ENDOCRINOLOGY & DIABETES Abuhammour Medical Centre......................363 5353 Dr. Khalid Al Ghofaili, MD Northwest Clinic………….......................…..330 7117 Dr. Zia Ul Hasan FRCP UK 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 EXERCISE / FITNESS CONSULTATION Gold Salon.......................................................321 1423 FAMILY GENERAL PRACTICE See General Practitioners Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic..349 6333 FAMILY MEDICINE Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic...349 6333 Top Medical Center (Branch) Grosvenor House Dubai Marina.......317 6569/ 395 8159 Dr. Charlotte Zoeller Dr. Mavluda McDonnell FASHION Smitten Boutique, Dubai Marina Mall...........451 9779 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.)


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 FOOD ALLERGY TEST Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800

FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY Dr. Raymond H. Hamden, Ph.D (USA)........365 8498 GAME ZONE Escape Game Zone….......…325 5325 / 050 558 9100 Barsha 1, Opp. Lulu Hypermarket. COMPUTER GAMES: "Counter Strike","Dotta", "Diablo 3", PLAY STATION 3, Great food! Keep the kids entertained this summer. Perfect summer retreat! Up-market Game Zone suitable for all ages. Mums feel safe to shop while kids play. Dhs 10 per hr & Dhs 50 for 7 hrs!! 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 Dr. Thomas James MBBS, MD, DM (Gastro.) American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6893 Dr. A. Fayyad, Cons. Gastroenterologist Dr. Regina Will, Sp. Gastroenterologist Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Dr. Anand Nathwani Specialist Gastroenterologist 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 Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Dr. Marco Labib Anton General Practitioner Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic..349 6333 CONNECTOR 13

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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

FOOTCARE Chiropody Center (George Stobel, Germany)...348 4092 Dr. Sami Tabib, DPM (USA), Podiatrist 050 422 3678 Koutar El Abed (Chiropodist, Belgium) Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic..349 6333

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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


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 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 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 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 145 Dr. Raad Yusufani, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Suhail Kazim, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Mario Patricolo, Specialist Paediatric Surgeon GERIATRICS (AGING) American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6877 Dr. S. Meenrajan, Sp. Geriatrics Medicine Dr. Samir Ahmad, Geriatrician / Hospitalist 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.) 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 Ali, May (Dr, Mrs) MRCOG UK…....................330 7117 Northwest Clinic 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) 14 CONNECTOR

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 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 HAEMORRHOIDS Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr. Abbara.....................268 5333 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 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 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 PRODUCTS Great Lengths Hair Extensions.....................321 5162 Great Lengths UAE...................................050 625 0288 Exclusive Distributors and Educators JOICO Hair Colors & Hair care..................282 2555 label.m, Lee Stafford (Vogue Trading).........286 8919 Tanagra at Gold Salon...................................321 1423


HAIR TRANSPLANTATION Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Sajjad Haider Khan, Specialist In Hair Restoration Surgery

HAND VEIN SURGERY Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 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 HOLISTIC MEDICINE Holistic Healing Medical Centre..................348 7172

HOSPITALIST American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6877 Dr. Saria Gouher, Specialist Internal Med. Dr. Samir Ahmad, Geriatrician / Hospitalist HUMAN RESOURCE CONSULTANCY Human Relations Institute............................365 8498 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 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Prem Nanda, Orthodontist & Implantologist Dr. Hani Salam, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon INFECTIOUS DISEASE American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6893 Dr. Moeena Zain, Sp. Infectious Disease 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 Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic....... ..........................................................................349 6333 CONNECTOR 15

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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

HOMEOPATHY Charly PolyClinic…........….337 9191 / 050 213 9191 Dr. Raji Chandran, Homeopathic Practitioner Homeopathic Medicine, BHMS, MD Homeopathy Holistic Healing Medical Centre...................348 7172 Osteopathic Health Centre..348 7366/ 288 8525 / 423 2096 Dr. Vaneeta Shahani

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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 Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 226


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 INTERVENTIONAL 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 Neuro Spinal Hospital.....................315 7761 / 315 7875 Dr Matthias Honl Dr Hans Fuchs 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 Dubai Kennels & Cattery..................................285 1646 website: www.dkc.ae 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 Posh Paws Kennels & Cattery...................050 273 0973 www.poshpawsdubai.com 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) 16 CONNECTOR

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 Jumeira 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 Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com...................................349 8800 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6958 Dr. Syed Shah, Specialist Dermatologist Dr. Roula Amer 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, Laser Technician CosmeSurge, Dubai - Jumeirah......................344 5915 CosmeSurge, Dubai - Marina ........................447 1777 www.CosmeSurge.com the DentalSPA..........395 2005 / www.thedentalspa.org LASER SKIN SURGERY Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira 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 LASER VEIN REMOVAL Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Laser Vein removal, Sclerotherapy, Surgery Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800


LASER WARTS Al Rustom’s Medical and Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 LASIK (REFRACTIVE SURGERY) Al Zahra Private Medical Centre................331 5000 Atlanta Vision Clinic………................….....348 6233 LEARNING DISABILITIES Human Relations Institute............................365 8498 LEGAL Arkhurst & Abdellah Consultancy JLT (Business Lawyers)...............363 3637 / 055 882 7328

LIP ENLARGEMENT Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira 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 LIPOSUCTION Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira 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 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

MAID SERVICE MaidCV.com……....…………http://www.maidcv.com For only Aed 350, access our full database of currently available maids in Dubai. You are then free to contact & interview them. No additional charge apply 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 MARTIAL ARTS Breath & Health, Al Wasl Road….............…348 9940 TAI CHI (Adult), KUNG FU (Kids) 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 Spadunya Colour Experience (JBR)….........439 3669 Top Medical Center........................................394 5596 MEDITATIVE ARTS Twin Hearts Meditation..............368 8067 / 368 8104 Fax: 368 8121; Email: phfdubai@emirates.net.ae MEMBERSHIP Marah Party Town....................................06 506 7744 NAIL STUDIOS The Nail Beautique.........................................348 1888 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 CONNECTOR 17

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LIFE COACH Authenticity……………..................……..…399 0008 www.authenticity.ae Beryl Comar MA, MEd, MNLP, CHt.....050 655 4523 NLP, Coaching, Hypnotherapy courses Certified USA Coaching one2one, www.changedubai.com

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

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Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C...............345 4000 Dr. Mrs. Masa Lekic Laser Therapist


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 SURGERY Brain and Spine Surgery American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6629 Dr. K. Shunnar Consultant 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 Lothar Russegger Dr Karim Ben Hamouda Dr Catalin Majer Dr Tarek El Madhoun Dr Sebouh Kassis NEUROGENIC BLADDER Neuro Spinal Hospital.....................315 7877 / 315 7876 Dr Ramiz Atassi Dr Kaydar Al Chlabi NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 Dr. Vishwadarshi Jaiswal MS, MCh. Neurosurgery Fellow Skull Base Surgery (USA) NEUROLOGIST Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.....................331 5000 Dr. Harith Hamdan MBChB, DCN (Neurology) University of London (UK) Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 Dr. Abdullah Haroon MD, Diplomate American Board of Neurology Dr. Sharmila Changkakoti MBBS, MD, DM Dr. Ghassan George Haddad American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6893 Dr. Mohd. Ismail, Specialist Neurologist Dr. Stefan Diez, Specialist Neurologist Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C....................345 4000 Dr. Khalid Al Saffar Specialist Neurologist 18 CONNECTOR

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/ Al Salam Private School & Nursery.............267 9594 website: www.alsalamschool.sch.ae email: info@alsalamschool.sch.ae 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,www.emiratesbritishnursery.com First Steps Nursery Montessori.....348 6301 / 348 6302 www.firststepsdubai.com Hopscotch Nursery.........................................328 2226 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


NUTRITIONISTS Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 226 Mr. Mohamed El Syed El Falahgi, Dietitian OBESITY MANAGEMENT Abuhammour Medical Centre......................363 5353 Al Taie Center for Laparoscopic & Obesity Surgery ……………....……………………….....…….342 1999

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 OPEN MRI SCREENING Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 124 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 Atlanta Vision Clinic…….........…............….348 6233 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

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 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 Dubai Sky Clinic.............................................355 8808 Dr. Rabih Mahfouz, BDS, DUO (France) Conventional and Invisible Orthodontics Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Prem Nanda, Orthodontist & Implantologist ORTHOPAEDISTS Abuhamour Medical Center.........................363 5353 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 American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6553 Dr. S. Tarabichi, Sp. Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. H. Vanderschmidt, Sp. Ortho Surgeon Dr. Volker Henning, Orthopedic Surgeon Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Dr. Tabet al Sadek Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Dubai..376 8400 Dr. Chris Whately, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Ashfaq Konchwalla, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Physician Dr. Imtiaz Hashmi, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Anwar Sadath, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon CONNECTOR 19

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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY British Institute for Learning Dev't.............394 5907 www.british-ild.com Mirdif Center for Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, Uptown Mirdif Dubai……………........……..255 9297 Fadi Shkour - Occupational Therapist Neuro Spinal Hospital...................................315 7834 Safe Center for Autism & Asperger's Syndrome....... …………............…....………394 6411 / 050 451 6363

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

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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 7875 Dr Matthias Honl Dr Hans Fuchs Right Medical Centre, Sharjah…...........…..06 555 1575 Dr. Arvind Salian - Sp. “A” Orthopedic Surgeon ORTHOTICS Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic..349 6333 OSTEOPATH Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic........... ..............................................................................349 6333 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 Dr. Nillie Teymouri, Registered Osteopath B.Ost Med. 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 PAEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY / HEMATOLOGY American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6369 Dr. N. Mahgoub, Cons. Pediatric Onc/Hem PAEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON Neuro Spinal Hospital.....................315 7761 / 315 7875 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. M. Al Soufi, Master & Arab Board Paed., FRCP (Paed. Cardiology) 20 CONNECTOR

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. 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. Tarek El Sayed 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 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 Northwest Clinic…………….....................…330 7117 Dr. Ejaz Waseem MRCP UK 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. Abeer Khayat, Specialist Pediatrician Dr. Bariah Dardari, Specialist Pediatrician Dr. Abed Aydin, Specialist Pediatrician Dr. S. Bhattacharya, Sp. Pediatrician Dr. Omer Ahmed, Consultant Pediatrician Dr. Farhat Syed, Specialist Pediatrician PAIN MANAGEMENT Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 Wooridul Spine Centre…………....……….304 6767 PARENTING Human Relations Institute...........................365 8498


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

PET CARE SERVICES Dubai Kennels & Cattery.............................285 1646 website: www.dkc.ae 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 Motor City....457 2216; website: petshabitat.com Posh Paws Kennels & Cattery..............050 273 0973 www.poshpawsdubai.com 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 Dubai Kennels & Cattery.............................285 1646 website: www.dkc.ae 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

PILATES Exhale Fitness Studios - JBR.........................424 3777 Get on Track..........380 5569 / Fax No...........380 5579 Nora Straeter BSc, Physiotherapist The Hundred Pilates Studio, Dubai..............429 8433 www.thehundred.ae, email: info@thehundred.ae PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com...................................349 8800 Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Dr. Zoran Lekic Specialist Plastic Surgeon Cocoona Aesthetic Transformation Centre..394 1090 Medcare Hospital, Dubai......................407 9101 / 226 Dr. Zuhair Al Fardan, Specialist Plastic Surgeon PLASTIC SURGERY See Cosmetic Surgery Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com...................................349 8800 Al Taie Center for Laparoscopic & Obesity Surgery. ……………………........…..……..............….342 1999 CONNECTOR 21

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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, Miraline M. Castillo Maureen M. Martin, Kate Booth Andrea Marciniak, Anita Sanjay Bhatia Audrey S. Walker, Andrzej Sulimierski Anne Katherine Gue, Richie Gue Elisabeth Palmquist Osteopathic Health Centre.348 7366/ 288 8525 / 423 2096 Dominique Jordon Peter Zakopan Registered Physiotherapist (HPC UK) Renata Von Kouh, specialises in Clinical Pilates Top Medical Center........................................394 5596 Wooridul Spine Centre………….....…....….304 6767 Mr. Rashid Buhari, Physiotherapist

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CosmeSurge, Dubai - Jumeirah..........................344 5915 CosmeSurge, Dubai - Marina.............................447 1777 www.CosmeSurge.com Dr. Ashok Govila.........................................050 617 2630 Consultant Plastic Surgeon, FRCS (UK), MS, MCh Plastic Surgery), Lifeline Medical Center JBR / Dubai Marina - 04 399 1119 PODIATRY Chiropody Center, Beach Rd.Villa 780.............348 4092 Dr. Sami Tabib, DPM (USA), Podiatrist 050 422 3678 Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic........... ..............................................................................349 6333 Northwest Clinic..............................…..........….330 7117 Ms. Kersten Elliot Dip Pod UK PRIMARY CARE CLINICS American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6877 Dr. Fadi Hamwi, Sp. Internal Medicine Dr. Tariq S. Akbar, GP (Family Medicine) Dr. Aamerah Shah, General Practitioner Dr. Blanca Aznar, Sp. Family Medicine Dr. Fazel Khalili, Sp. Internal Medicine PROSTHODONTICS American Dental Clinic, Dubai.........................344 0668 Dr. Deyse Carvalho, DDS, Prosthodontist (Brazil) PSYCHIATRISTS Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C....................345 4000 Dr. Bahar Subasi Celen Specialist Psychiatrist Dr. Amer Saadeddin..................395 3939, 050 455 8886 Specialist Psychiatrist. Dubai Community Health Centre Dr. Bahjat Balbous (Psychiatrist)...............050 359 3235 General and Child Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Neurofeedback GNC, German Neuroscience Center................429 8578 www.gncdubai.com GNC, German Neuroscience Center................429 8578 www.gncdubai.com Dr. Hossein Mubarak Senior Consultant in Psychiatry Human Relations Institute................................365 8498 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 145 PSYCHOLOGISTS British Institute for Learning Dev't.................394 5907 www.british-ild.com Dr Monica Thompson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dubai Community Health Centre........................395 3939 Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic........... ..............................................................................349 6333 GNC, German Neuroscience Center................429 8578 www.gncdubai.com Human Relations Institute................................365 8498 Dr. Raymond H. Hamden, Ph D Psychology Dr. Deema L. Sihweil, Psy.D Clinical Psychology Sabine Rizk-Skaf, MA Psychology Naeema Jiwani, M.Sc. (UK) 22 CONNECTOR

Nazanin Sadegh Pour, MA Psychology Lisa Biasini Traboulsi, MA (DESS) Mary John, Clinical Psychologist….............395 3939 Dubai Community Health Centre The LightHouse Arabia………...............…..380 9289 www.lighthousearabia.com Dr Saliha Afridi, Psy. D. Clinical Psychologist (US) Dr Tara Wyne, D. Clin Psy. Clinical Psychologist (UK) Kareen Bekhazi Yazbek MA Clinical Psychologist (US) Carey Kirk M.Ed, LPC Licensed Professional Counsellor (US) PSYCHOTHERAPY GNC, German Neuroscience Center............429 8578 www.gncdubai.com Human Relations Institute............................365 8498 Dr. Deema L. Sihweil, Psy.D Clinical Psychologist Sabine Rizk-Skaf, MA Psychology Nazanin Sadegh Pour, MA Psychology Lisa Biasini Traboulsi, MA (DESS) Transformations Institute……......………....344 0115 Individual, couples, families info@transforminst.com PULMONOLOGISTS Respiratory Diseases Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Dr. Mohammed Harriss MBBS, MD, DTCD, DNB, MRCP (UK), EDIC Dr. Wedad Nabih Ahmed MD, MRCP (London) American Hospital Dubai.............................377 6893 Dr. E. Kowatli, Specialist Pulmonologist Dr. A. Al-Astal, Consultant Pulmonologist RADIATION ONCOLOGY American Hospital Dubai..............................336 7777 Dr. Salim Rassou, Cons. Radiation Onco. RADIOLOGY Al Zahra Private Medical Centre….............331 5000 Dr. Mahmoud Zaky Shahin MBBCh.,DMRE,MD Dr. Waseefa Abdulla MBBS, MD Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Dr. G. Naik DMRD, DMRE, FICR, MRCR (UK), FCCP (US) Dr. Ayman Al Sibaie MD, Facharzt (Germany) Dr. Milind Raje MBBS, MD, DNB (Radiology) Dr. Jiji Jacob MBBS, MD (Radio Diagnosis) Dr. Mazen Ahmar Master, Cert. Neuro-Radio Dr. Elham Ahmed Elgabaly MBBCh, MSc Dr. Afraa Najim Al-Mashhadani MBChB., F.I.C.M.S Dr. Fadya Suhail Alwab MBChB., DMRD, F.I.C.M.S American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6643 Dr. Shah Numani, Consultant NM/PET-CT Dr. Jan Lindberg, Specialist Radiologist Dr. R. Bagree, Consultant Radiologist Dr. Karsten Lau, Consultant Radiologist Dr. Raouf Bessifi, Consultant Radiologist


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SECOND HAND CLOTHES Dubai Center for Special Needs....................337 8246 Holy Trinity.....................................................337 0247 Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre...............340 0005 SECURITY SYSTEMS Philex Wholesale (UK)...................................427 3146 Specialist in Security Camera Systems, sales and installation with access for 3G mobile surveillance www.philex-wholesale.com SELF TANNING PRODUCTS he-shi /Tantastic (Vogue Trading).................286 8919 SKIN CANCER SCREENING Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com...................................349 8800 SKIN CARE & BEAUTY THERAPY Medcare Hospital, Dubai......................407 9101 / 226 Dr. Nabeela Mahmood Eid Rashed, Specialist dermatologist SKIN FILLERS Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com...................................349 8800 SLEEPING DISORDER American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6893 Dr. Emad Kowatli, Specialist Intensivist Dr. Amro Al-Astal, Specialist Physician SMOKING CESSATION American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6893 Dr. Emad Kowatli, Specialist Intensivist Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic....... ..........................................................................349 6333

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SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6450 Ghada Ajamieh, Speech Pathologist CONNECTOR 23

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Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C. .................345 4000 Mrs. Houria Bey Speech-Language-Voice Therapist British Institute for Learning Dev't.................394 5907 www.british-ild.com Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic........... .............................................................................349 6333 Kalimati Speech & Communication Center ................. .............................................................................283 9196 Mirdif Center for Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, Uptown Mirdif Dubai………...……..……...…..255 9297 Aayat Abusulaiman - Speech Therapist Neuro Spinal Hospital….............….............….315 7834 Audrey S. Walker Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre..................340 0005 Safe Center for Autism & Asperger's Syndrome.......... ………………….…...............…394 6411 / 050 451 6363 SPINAL SURGEONS Neuro Spinal Hospital….................315 7711 / 315 7758 Dr Abdul Karim Msaddi Dr Lothar Russegger Dr Catalin Majer Dr Tarek El Madhoun Dr Sebouh Kassis 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 SPINAL CORD REHABILITATION Neuro Spinal Hospital.....................315 7711 / 315 7758 Dr Abdul Karim Msaddi Dr Kaydar Al Chalabi SPORTS MEDICINE 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 American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6922 Dr. H. Vanderschmidt Sp. Ortho Surgeon Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic........... .............................................................................349 6333 Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Dubai.....376 8400 Dr. Ashfaq Konchwalla, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Physician Neuro Spinal Hospital.....................315 7761 / 315 7875 Dr Matthias Honl Dr Hans Fuchs SPORTS THERAPIST Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic...... .............................................................................349 6333 Get on Track….....…380 5569 / Fax No.......380 5579 Nedeljko Radomirovic, Sport - Orthopaedic Therapist 24 CONNECTOR

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TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS Falcon Travel…………........................….....358 9182 Website: www.falcontravel.ae; email:info@falcontravel.ae TRAVEL HEALTH ADVICE & VACCINATIONS Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic..349 6333 TUTORING English Language Tutoring...................050 341 5140 Private or group English lessons for all Levels & Ages. Highly qualified, certified TOFEL instructor. Preperation for: SAT, LSAT, University exams, Homework or Business.

UROLOGIST 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. M. Istrabadi, MD, FRCS, American Board of Urology. Dr. Khairallah Al Hussaini, MD, FRCS (Glas.) American Hospital.........................................377 6553 Dr. Manaf Kandakji, Specialist Urologist Dr. Peter Stroberg, Consultant Urologist Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Dr. Dawood Mohammed Specialist Urologist Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 141 Dr. Amgad Farouk, Consultant Urologist Dr. Foroozan Khezri, Specialist Urologist Neuro Spinal Hospital................315 7877 / 315 7876 Dr Ramiz Atassi VARICOSE VEINS Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Laser Vein removal, Sclerotherapy, Surgery Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.......06 561 9999 Dr. Ayman Al Sibaie MD, Facharzt (Germany) VASECTOMY Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr. Abbara....................268 5333

VENEREOLOGY Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com...................................349 8800 VETERINARY CLINICS Al Safa Veterinary Clinic, Umm Suqeim.....348 3799 Mirdif...............................................................284 0799 Dr. Monique Strange BVSc MACVSc MRCVS (Aus), Dr. Malcolm Rose BVSc MACVS MRCVSc (UK), Dr. Lucinda Nattrass BA BVSc (SA) Dr. Anni Sharp BVSc MRCVS (SA) Dr. Scott McDougall BVMS MRCVS (UK) www.safavets.com Al Zubair Animal Care.......06 743 5988, 050 647 6487 www.azacuae.com Blue Oasis Veterinary Clinic.............................884 8580 DIP, Dr. Dieter, Dr. Sabine, 24/7, Emergency House calls Deira Veterinary Clinic.........258 1881, 050 651 6440 Jumeirah Veterinary Clinic, Beach Rd.........394 2276 Mobile..050 451 8389 Modern Veterinary Clinic, Al Wasl Rd.........395 3131 Dr. Renata Majka Dr. Lukas Juszkiewicz, Dr. Piotr Jaworski Emergency 050-6539230, www.vetdubai.com Nad al Shiba Veterinary Hospital…....................…… ………........…...323 4412 / Emergency.. 050 881 7048 Noble Veterinary Clinic...............885 9800 / 885 4848 Green Community DIP; www.noblevetclinic.com Pets Oasis, Dr. Elizabeth..............................06 766 2397 The Veterinary Hospital, Sheikh Zayed Rd. Interchange 3, Exit 43, Umm Sequim........................338 7726 Dr. Max Spicer B.V.Sc., M.R.C.V.S.(UK) and Associates. 24 Hr Emergency 050 6577851, www.vet-hosp.com Vetcare Veterinary Clinic……......................430 9797 Arabian Ranches, PHD Dr. Dominik Saurek Dr. Lukes Kuberka, Dr. Paulina Altrych Emergency 050-550 1698, www.vetcaredubai.com WEIGHT LOSS (see Dietician) Obesity and Weight Control Management Al Zahra Private Medical Centre….............331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6606 Mariam Saleh, Clinical Dietician, MSc. RD. May El Moghrabi, Dietician Transformations Institute……..........….050 474 5613 Gastric Mind Banding: the safe and highly effective alternative to surgery at a fraction of the cost and no risk as featured in the media. info@transforminst.com CONNECTOR 25

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Ajwa , Millennium Airport Hotel............................2823464 Al Basha, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa ................3995000 Al Dana, Riviera Hotel ..........................................2222131 Al Diwan, Metropolitan Palace Hotel ....................2270000 Al Fardous, Sheraton Deira Hotel .........................2688888 Al Hadheerah, Jumeirah Bab Al Shams ...............8096100 Al Iwan, Burj Al Arab Hotel ..................................3017600 Al Khaima, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort .....3995555 Al Khayal, Jumeirah Beach Hotel ..........................3480000 Al Mandaloun, DIFC .............................................3637474 Al Mansour Dhow, Radisson Blu Hotel ................2227171 Al Mijana, Le Meridien Dubai ..............................2824040 Al Muna, Souk Madinat Jumeirah..........................3668888 Al Nafoorah, Jumeirah Emirates Towers ...............3300000 Al Qasr, Dubai Marine Beach Resort .....................3461111 Al Sultan Brahim....................................................7011111 Al Tannour, Crowne Plaza .....................................3311111 Awafi, JW Marriott Hotel, Deira.............................2624444 Awtar, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Bur Dubai ....................3171234 Ayam Zaman, Royal Ascot Hotel ..........................3558500 Baladna, Wafi..........................................................3246444 Bastakiah Nights, Bur Dubai .................................3537772 Bazerkhan, Capitol Hotel .......................................3460111 Butterfly, Carlton Tower Hotel ..............................2227111 Café Arabesque, Park Hyatt Hotel.........................3172222 Ewaan, The Palace, Old Town Dubai .....................4287951 Kabab-Ji ................................................................4370122 Kanzaman, Dubai Heritage Village ......................3937151 Karam Beirut, Mall of the Emirates ......................3412204 Khan Murjan ........................................................3279795 Khater, Karama .....................................................3344334 Lebanese Village Restaurant ................................3522522 Levantine, Atlantis .................................................4262626 Local House, Bastakia Quarter ..............................3532288 Mazaj, Century Village ...........................................2829952 Mezza House...........................................................4205444 Mir Amin, Opposite Jumeirah Beach Park ............3449921 Na3 Na3, The Address, The Dubai Mall.................4388888 Olive House ............................................................3433110 Reem Al Bawadi, Beach Road ...............................3947444 Sarai ........................................................................4380640 Wafi Gourmet, Wafi City .......................................3244433 Xennya, Holiday Inn .............................................3234333 XVA, Bastakia Quarter ...........................................3535383 ARGENTINIAN / LATINO Asado, The Palace, The Old Town Dubai...............4287971 La Parilla, Jumeirah Beach Hotel .........................3480000 Malecon, Dubai Marine Beach Resort ..................3461111 Pachanga, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah ..........................3991111 ASIAN Blades.......................................................................7011128 Eau Zone, The One & Only Royal Mirage ...........3999999 Ginseng, Vietnamese, Wafi City ............................3244777 Hana, Asian fusion, Riviera Hotel ..........................2222131 Hoi An, Shangri-La Hotel ......................................3438888

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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

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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

D U BAI DI N I N G DI RECTO RY

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 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 SPANISH Al Hambra, Souk Madinat Jumeirah .....................3668888

32 CONNECTOR

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 Entrec么te Caf茅 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


Dubai Fitness Calendar- December 2012

SUNDAY Morning Warrior Yoga Morning Warrior Yoga Step & Tone Ballet Barre Pilates Mat 2 Vinyasa Yoga Hatha Flow Yoga Total Body Workout Yoga Pilates Mat 2 Pilates Mat 1 Gentle Yoga Legs, Bums and Tums Preg. Pilates Pilates Mat 1 Latino Cardio Piloxing Classic Yoga Pilates Reformer LII Prenatal Yoga Prenatal Yoga Pilates Pilates Mat LII Flow Yoga Aftro Dance 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

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 Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Ballet Centre Spa Dunya Breath & Health, Al Wasl Road Spa Dunya Ballet Centre 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 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 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

Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Ballet Centre Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Ballet Centre Spa Dunya Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Spa Dunya Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Breath & Health, Al Wasl Road Club Stretch Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Spa Dunya Club Stretch Gems Of Yoga Spa Dunya 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

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 12.00pm 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

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 Slavica Lydia Rebecca Subeesh Rebecca Lydia Sharmila Subeesh Lydia

Amber Della Wafa Harnam Wafa Wafa Wafa Sharmila Wafa Sharmila Heba Jo Sarah Amber Slavica Subeesh Wafa CONNECTOR 33

D U BAI F I TN ESS CAL EN DAR

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) Body Sculpt Belly Dancing - Level 1-2 Yin Yoga Power Vinyasa Hata Yoga Belly Dancing - Level 3-4 Adult Street Jazz Pranayama & Meditation Belly Dancing - Advanced


Hatha Yoga Body Blast Pilates Reformer 2 Latino Cardio Technique Pilates Reformer 1 Vinyasa Yoga Zumba Tai Chi (Beginners) Pilates Reformer 1 Vinyasa Yoga

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 Body Sculpt African Dance Body Pump Beginners Ballet Pilates Pilates Mat 2 Vinyasa Yoga Vinyasa Yoga Pilates Mat 1 Piloxing Pilates (Fundamentals LI) Pilates Mat 1 Ashtanga Vinsaya 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

34 CONNECTOR

Gems Of Yoga Ballet Centre Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Breath & Health, Al Wasl Road Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR

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 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 Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Club Stretch Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Gems Of Yoga

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

7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm

Julia Marina Heba Liris Silvi Carol Sarah Liao Heba Camilla

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

Caroline Silvi Sarah Liris Ljiljana Naseem Caroline

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

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

Sarah Camilla Sarah Emma Marina Elle Ljiljana Caroline Jo Sarah Ljiljana Liris


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

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 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00om 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.00pm 8.30pm

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 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

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 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

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 3.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm

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 Lydia Rebecca Heba Sarah Liris Silvi Slavica 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 Wafa Narayan Sharmila Liao Heba Camilla Silvi Wafa Sharmila CONNECTOR 35

D U BAI F I TN ESS CAL EN DAR

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 Belly Dancing - Beginners Hatha Yoga Pilates Reformer 2 Pilates Reformer 2 Latino Cardio Vinyasa Yoga Legs, Bums and Tums Adult Street Jazz Tai Chi (Beginners) Belly Dancing - Advanced Pilates Reformer 2 Vinyasa Yoga


Classic Yoga Pilates Pole/Equip LII Body Pump 80's Cardio Pilates Mat 1/2 Zumba Pilates Mat 2 Vinyasa Yoga Meditation Beginners Ballet Pilates Fundamentals LI Pilates Mat 1 Body Sculpt Vinyasa Yoga Pilates Mat 1 RPM

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

6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.00pm

THURSDAY Power Pilates Pilates Mat Step & Tone 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 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 Animal Yoga

Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Ballet Centre 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 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 Gems Of Yoga

7.00am 7.00am 8.15am 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 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 10.00pm

Wafa Sharmila Sharmila Elaine Sharmila Wafa Silvi Heba Slavica Subeesh Heba Wafa Julia Subeesh Narayan

FRIDAY Hatha Yoga Classic Yoga Kick Boxing Power Yoga

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

10.00am 10.30am 3.00pm 5.30pm

Harnam Subeesh Elaine Harnam

36 CONNECTOR

Subeesh Elaine Dicsy Heba Susanna A. Silvi Camilla Wafa Ginny Heba Slavica Jo Silvi Greg

Caroline Sarah Emma Ginny Marina Liris Susanna F. Caroline Liris Susanna F. Slavica Caroline Wafa Subeesh Monique Shelley Heba Wafa Wafa Harnam Wafa Shastriji


SATURDAY Babies Ballet The Ballet Centre Primary Ballet The Ballet Centre GD 3 Ballet The Ballet Centre GD 4 Ballet The Ballet Centre GD 5 Ballet The Ballet Centre Grade 3 Ballet Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills Pre-Primary Ballet The Ballet Centre Pre-Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - DESS Oud Metha Prep Ballet The Ballet Centre Babies Taekwondo The Ballet Centre Thumbelinas Ballet (3-5 yrs) Exhale, Murjan 1, JBR Babies Balletn The Ballet Centre Baby Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Mommy & Me Dance CELLO - Oasis Centre Prep Ballet The Ballet Centre GD 2 Ballet The Ballet Centre GD 3 Ballet The Ballet Centre GD 4 Ballet The Ballet Centre GD 5 Ballet The Ballet Centre Beginners Taekwondo The Ballet Centre Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - Wafi Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - DESS Oud Metha Grade 2 Ballet Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills GD 1 Ballet The Ballet Centre Strictly 4's Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Strictly 4's Ballet CELLO - Oasis Centre Babies Ballet The Ballet Centre Grade 2 Ballet Turning Pointe - Wafi Kids posture Spa Dunya Pre-Primary Ballet The Ballet Centre GD 1 Ballet The Ballet Centre Intermediate Foundation Ballet The Ballet Centre Intermediate Ballet The Ballet Centre Advanced Foundation Ballet The Ballet Centre Intermediate Taekwondo The Ballet Centre Salsa The Ballet Centre Pre-Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - DESS Oud Metha Pre-Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills Pre Primary Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Baby Ballet CELLO - Oasis Centre Prep Ballet The Ballet Centre Baby Ballet CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills Pre Primary Ballet CELLO - Oasis Centre GD 1 Ballet The Ballet Centre GD 2 Ballet The Ballet Centre Babies Ballet Turning Pointe - DESS Oud Metha Primary Tap CELLO - Springs Town Centre Strictly 4's Ballet CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills Primary Ballet The Ballet Centre Advanced Taekwondo The Ballet Centre Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Wafi Primary Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Primary Ballet CELLO - Oasis Centre Pre Primary Ballet CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills Primary Ballet The Ballet Centre RAD Grade 1 Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre RAD Grade 1 Ballet CELLO - Oasis Centre Primary Ballet CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - Al Ghussais GD 5 Ballet The Ballet Centre GD 6 Ballet The Ballet Centre GD 8 Ballet The Ballet 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

9.00am 9.00am 9.00am 9.00am 9.00am 9.00am 9.15am 9.15am 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 10.00am 10.00am 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 11.15am 11.15am 11.30am 11.45am 11.45am 11.45am 11.45am 11.45am 12.00pm 12.00pm 12.00pm 12.15pm 12.15pm 12.15pm 12.15pm 12.45pm 1.00pm 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

Karen Lizelle Becki Laura Helen Emma amie Lizzie Karen Sabum Lisa Lizelle Victoria Reanne Becki Karen Helen Jamie Laura Sabum Lorna Lizzie Emma Lizelle Victoria Reanne Becki Lorna Wafa Becki Karen Helen Jamie Laura Sabum Chris Lizzie Emma Victoria Reanne Lizelle Heba Reanne Becki Lizelle Lizzie Victoria Heba Karen Sabum Emma Lorna Victoria Reanne Heba Lizelle Victoria Reanne Heba Carmen Helen Jamie Laura Karen Becki Lorna Lizzie Lizelle Julia Anna CONNECTOR 37

DUBAI - CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY CLASSES

Children’s Activity Classes Dubai - December 2012


Baby Ballet Advanced 1 Modern Strictly 4's Ballet Grade 1 Ballet GD 5 Ballet Rhythmic Gymnastics (CG) Prep Ballet GD 7 Ballet Pre-Primary Ballet Baby Ballet RAD Grade 3 Ballet Babies Ballet Interfoundation Modern Kids Pilates Strictly 4's Ballet Pointe Work Stretching 10+ RAD Grade 4 Ballet Rhythmic Gymnastics (CG) RAD Grade 7 Ballet Rhythmic Gymnastics (CG) Intermediate Foundation

CELLO - Springs Town Centre The Ballet Centre CELLO - Springs Town Centre Turning Pointe - Wafi The Ballet Centre Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre Turning Pointe - Al Ghussais CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches CELLO - Springs Town Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre Spa Dunya CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre CELLO - Springs Town Centre Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR CELLO - Springs Town Centre Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR CELLO - Springs Town Centre

SUNDAY Early Learning Art Programme CELLO - Springs Town Centre Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Raffles Umm Suqeim Baby Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Strictly 4's Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Babies Ballet The Ballet Centre Beginners Irish Dancing The Ballet Centre Thumbelina Ballet(3-5 years old) Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Grade 1 Ballet Turning Pointe - Raffles Umm Suqeim Pre Primary Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Fairy Ballerinas (2.5-4.5yrs) CELLO - Oasis Centre Prep Ballet The Ballet Centre GD 1 Tap The Ballet Centre Fairy Ballet (5+ years old) Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Babies Ballet The Ballet Centre Beginners Irish Dancing The Ballet Centre Yoga for Kids The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club Pre-Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Kings Umm Suqeim Rhythmic Gymnastics (5-6 yrs old) Regent International School GD 4 Ballet The Ballet Centre Grade 1 Ballet Turning Pointe - EIS Meadows Grade 3 Ballet Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif TP Glee Club Turning Pointe - EIS Umm Suqeim RAD Grade 2 Ballet CELLO - Oasis Centre Karate Kid 1 (4-5 years old) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Cinderella Ballet (6+ years old) Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Primary Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre GD 2 Tap The Ballet Centre GD 5 Tap The Ballet Centre Grade 3 Ballet Turning Pointe - Raffles Umm Suqeim Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Kings Umm Suqeim TP Glee Club Turning Pointe - EIS Umm Suqeim Irish Dancing The Ballet Centre Jazz Beg/Int. (9-14 yrs) CELLO - Oasis Centre Karate Kid 1 (6-7 years old) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Rhythmic Gymnastics (7-8 years old)Regent International School Hip Hop Junior CELLO - Springs Town Centre 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 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 RAD Grade 5 Ballet CELLO - Oasis Centre Cello Dance Club 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 38 CONNECTOR

1.45pm 2.00pm 2.15pm 2.15pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.15pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 4.30pm 4.30pm 5.30pm

Victoria Helen Victoria Lorna Becki Julia Jamie Laura Carmen Heba Reanne Jamie Helen Wafa Heba Beck Jamie Reanne Julia Reanne Julia Reanne

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 4.15pm 4.15pm 4.15pm 4.15pm 4.15pm 4.30pm 4.45pm 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

Aisha Emma Heba Heba Becki Siobhan Lisa Emma Heba Louise Laura Becki Lisa Helen Siobhan Karine Lara Julia Laura Patty Aindrea Libby Louise Slavica Lisa Heba Becki Helen Emma Lara Libby Siobhan Louise Slavica Julia Heba Vahida Laura Becki Helen Patty Aindrea Lisa Emma Libby Louise Heba Siobha Lara Lara Julia Laura Aindrea


Hip Hop Senior RAD Grade 4 Ballet + Pointe

CELLO - Springs Town Centre CELLO - Springs Town Centre

TUESDAY Early Learning Art Programme Babies Ballet

CELLO - Springs Town Centre Turning Pointe - Al Ghussais

Heba Heba

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 4.00pm 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 6.15pm 6.15pm 6.15pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm

Aisha Patty Patty Lizzie Heba Emma Lizzie Carmen Heba Louise Patty Julia Heba Louise Libby Carmen Siobhan Angel Jamie Anna Heba Louise Laura Karen Angel Siobhan Carmen Libby Lizzie Julia Wafa Karen Jamie Laura Patty Lara Anna Heba Louise Helen Angel Lizzie Emma Karen Siobhan Karen Libby Julia Heba Louise Helen Jamie Laura Patty Lara Carmen Angel Emma Libby Anna Heba Helen Emma Carmen Libby Heba Laura Jamie Lara

9:30am 10.00am

Aisha Aindrea CONNECTOR 39

DUBAI - CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY CLASSES

MONDAY 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 Strictly 4's Ballet CELLO -Springs Town Centre Strictly 4's Ballet CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills 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 Pre-Primary Ballet The Ballet Centre KTW- Dramatics 1 (4-6 yrs old) Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Pre Primary Ballet CELLO -Springs Town Centre Pre Primary Ballet CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills Babies Ballet The Ballet Centre Prep Ballet The Ballet Centre 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 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 Primary Ballet CELLO -Springs Town Centre RAD Grade 1 Ballet CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills GD 4 Tap The Ballet Centre 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 Cheerleading 7+yrs CELLO -Springs Town Centre RAD Grade 4 Ballet CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills 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 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 GD 6 Modern The Ballet Centre Grade 6 Ballet yr.1 Turning Pointe - Raffles Umm Suqeim Jazz2Pop Turning Pointe - GEMS Silicon Oasis Glee Club Level 3 Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif Gym Kids Senior CELLO -Springs Town Centre Advanced 2 Ballet The Ballet Centre Contemporary The Ballet Centre Advanced F Ballet Turning Pointe - Kings Umm Sheif

6.30pm 7.15pm


Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - Al Ghussais 10.35am CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches 2.30pm Baby Ballet Prep Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Al Twar 2.45pm Baby Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre 3.00pm Stricly 4's Ballet CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches 3.00pm Stricly 4's Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre 3.00pm Hip hop Junior CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches 3.00pm Babies Ballet The Ballet Centre 3.00pm 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 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 Grade 4 Ballet Turning Pointe - EIS Umm Suqeim 4.00pm Pre Primary Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre 4.00pm RAD Grade 3 Ballet CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches 4.15pm Pre-Primary Ballet The Ballet Centre 4.30pm GD 4 Ballet The Ballet Centre 4.30pm GD 5 Ballet The Ballet Centre 4.30pm Intermediate Taekwondo The Ballet Centre 4.30pm Pre-Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - JPS Umm Suqeim 4.30pm Pre-Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Optimal Fitness Ranches 4.30pm Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Al Twar 4.30pm Young Musicians 3 (5-6 yrs) Uptown Primary School 4.30pm RAD Grade 3 Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre 4.45pm Pre-Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Umm Sheif 4.45pm Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills 4.45pm Karate Kid 2 (6-7 yrs old) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 5.00pm Rhythmic Gymnastics (7-8yrs old) Regent International School 5.00pm Inter F Ballet Turning Pointe - EIS Umm Suqeim 5.00pm Intermediate Foundation Ballet The Ballet Centre 5.15pm Grade 2 Ballet Turning Pointe - JPS Umm Suqeim 5.15pm Young Musicians 4 (6-7 yrs) Uptown Primary School 5.15pm Jazz CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches 5.15pm RAD Grade 4 Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre 5.30pm GD 6 Ballet The Ballet Centre 5.30pm GD 7 Ballet The Ballet Centre 5.30pm GD 8 Ballet The Ballet Centre 5.30pm Advanced Taekwondo The Ballet Centre 5.30pm Grade 3 Ballet Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills 5.45pm Rhythmic Gymnastics (CG) Regent International School 6.00pm Hip Hop Senior CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches 6.00pm Kids Yoga Spa Dunya 6.00pm Grade 3 Ballet Turning Pointe - JESS Ranches 6.00pm Advanced F Ballet Turning Pointe - EIS Umm Suqeim 6.00pm Grade 3 Ballet Turning Pointe - JPS Umm Suqeim 6.15pm Jazz2Pop Turning Pointe - Star Umm Sheif 6.30pm RAD Grade 7 Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre 6.30pm RAD Grade 4 Ballet CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches 6.45pm Grade 4 Ballet Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills 6.45pm Grade 5 Ballet Turning Pointe - JESS Ranches 7.00pm Grade 6 Ballet yr.2 Turning Pointe - JPS Umm Suqeim 7.15pm Ballet Pointe Work CELLO - Springs Town Centre 7.30pm

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

WEDNESDAY Early Learning Art Programme Prep Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Prep Ballet Baby Ballet Baby Ballet Kinder Music Thumbelina Ballet (3-5 yrs old ) Fairy Ballet (5+ yrs old)

Aisha Lorna Lorna Emma Heba Reanne Loreta Lisa Lisa

40 CONNECTOR

CELLO - Springs Town Centre Turning Pointe - Al Ghussais Turning Pointe - Al Ghussais Turning Pointe - Raffles Umm Suqeim CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills CELLO - Springs Town Centre Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR

9:30am 12.00pm 12.45pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 3.00pm


CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills CELLO - Springs Town Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre Turning Pointe - Raffles Umm Suqeim The Ballet Centre Turning Pointe - Optimal Fitness Ranches Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills 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 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 - 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 Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - JPS Umm Suqeim Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - DBS Emirates Hills Baby ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Stricly 4's Ballet CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills Rhythmic Gymnastics (4-5 yrs old) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif Pre Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Mirdif

3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.15pm 3.15pm 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 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 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

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

9:30am 1.30pm 1.45pm 2.00pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm

Aisha Patty Carmen Julia Reanne Patty Carmen Heba Reanne Julia Aindrea Lorna

DUBAI - CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY CLASSES

Stricly 4's Ballet Stricly 4's Ballet Irish Dance Beginner A 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 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 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)

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Stricly 4's Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre CELLO - Springs Town Centre Pre Primary Ballet Beginners Taekwondo The Ballet Centre Pre Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - DBS Emirates Hills 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 Grade 2 Ballet Turning Pointe - DBS Emirates Hills Belly Dance Kids CELLO - Springs Town Centre Stricly 4's Ballet CELLO - Oasis Centre Intermediate Taekwondo The Ballet Centre Babies Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Mirdif Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - Kings Umm Suqeim Pre Primary Ballet CELLO - Oasis Centre Grade 4 Ballet Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif RAD Grade 1 Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Rhythmic Gymnastics (CG) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Grade 5 Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Mirdif Primary Ballet CELLO - Oasis Centre RAD Grade 2 Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Grade 3 Ballet Turning Pointe - JESS Ranches Boy’s Street Jazz Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif Hip hop/Jazz Junior CELLO - Oasis Centre RAD Grade 3 Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Teen Dance Club/Jazz CELLO - Springs Town Centre Grade 4 Ballet Turning Pointe - JESS Ranches

3.00pm 3.30pm 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 7.15pm 7.00pm

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

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. 42 CONNECTOR


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 Baby Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet Baby Ballet RAD Pre Primary Ballet Beg Ballet 3-5yrs RAD Grade 2 Ballet Intermidiate Ballet 6 - 8yrs Street Jazz Advance Ballet 9-11yrs Irish Dance 10yrs + Pointe Class 10yrs +

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

2.30pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 4.15pm 4.15pm 5.15pm 5.15pm 6.00pm 6.15pm

Abby Abby Reanne Abby Reanne Abby Reanne Abby Reanne Abby Reanne

TUESDAY Baby Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet Baby Ballet RAD Pre Primary Ballet RAD Pre Primary Ballet Jazz Free style 6-9yrs RAD Grade 2 Ballet Hip Hop Junior RAD Grade 6 Ballet Hip Hop Senior Intermidiate Pointe RAD Pre-Intermediate

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

2.30pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 4.15pm 4.15pm 5.00pm 5.15pm 5.45pm 6.15pm 6.45pm

Victoria Victoria Abby Victoria Abby Victoria Abby Victoria Abby Victoria Abby Abby

WEDNESDAY Strictly4's Ballet RAD Grade 1 Ballet Tiny Tappers 4-7yrs Tap Grade 2 & 3 Hip Hop Junior RAD Grade 3 Ballet Hip Hop Senior RAD Grade 4 Ballet Hip Hop Int. Adult Ballet

Expressiosns - Golf Garden Expressiosns - Golf Garden Expressions- International Music Institute Expressions- International Music Institute Expressiosns - Golf Garden Expressions- International Music Institute Expressions - Golf Garden Expressions- International Music Institute Expressions - Golf Garden Expressions- International Music Institute

3.00pm 3.30pm 3.300pm 4.00pm 4.15pm 4.45pm 5.00pm 5.45pm 6.00pm 6.30pm

Sheena Sheena Abby Abby Sheena Abby Sheena Abby Sheena Abby

THURSDAY Baby Ballet Beg Ballet 3-5yrs Intermidiate Ballet 6 - 8yrs Advance Ballet 9-11yrs Pointe Class 10yrs +

Expressions- International Music Institute Expressions- International Music Institute Expressions- International Music Institute Expressions- International Music Institute Expressions- International Music Institute

3.00pm 3.30pm 4.15pm 5.15pm 6.15pm

Abby Abby Abby Abby Abby

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Children’s Activity Classes Abu Dhabi - December 2012


Sharjah, Ajman & Umm Al Quwain Fitness Calendar - December 2012

SATURDAY Aqua Aerobics Hi-Lo Interval Training Aqua Aerobics TaeBo Abs RPM 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 11.00am 4.30pm 5.30pm 8.30pm 9.30pm 10.30pm

Hasania Wafa Hasania Tracy Nusayba Reem Reem

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

Tracy Tracy Wafa Tracy Ria Nusayba Raquel

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

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The path to Total Recovery

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Dr Hussam Tourna

MD Specialist in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Physiatrist)

• • • • • • • • • •

Treatment for Sports & Automobile injuries Stretching, mobilizing and manipulative techniques Management of Hip & Knee conditions Treatment of Shoulder pain, Neck/back disorders Rehabilitation of Neurological conditions Soft tissue mobilization & therapeutic massage Treatment of Foot/ankle injuries, sprains/strains Rehabilitation for Urinary Incontinence Hydrotherapy Rehabilitation for Special Needs

For further information & appointments please call one of our centres: Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital (MOSH) on 04 3768 400 Medcare Physiotherapy Centre on 04 3953 115 Sheikh Zayed Road, Intersection 2, Opp. Safa Park, Gate No.1, Jumeirah, Dubai. Tel + 971 4 407 9100 Fax + 971 4 407 9188 Email : info@medcarehospital.com

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