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Dubai’s No.1 Monthly Community Magazine

December 2016

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Your festive season IN DUBAI!

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y year always ends one month before anyone else’s! I already know where to take the kids to meet Santa and listen to some Christmas carols; which restaurants are hosting delicious festive dinners or New Year’s parties; where you can get a takeaway turkey dinner to have at home with the family, and which festive markets you can get some wonderful handmade gifts from. But don’t worry, I’m not keeping it to myself, it’s absolutely ALL in here! On a more serious note, this month I was delighted to speak to my dear friend Irina Sharma. I hope her amazing story on how she emerged from breast cancer, looking and feeling better than ever, will inspire you as much as it did me. Don’t forget to log onto our website www.connector.ae and visit our competitions page. There’s loads of prizes to be had but you have to be in it to win it! Wishing you all seasons greetings and a happy, healthy and prosperous new year, from myself and the whole team at Connector!

This month I’m loving this gorgeous coat from Wallis. Balmessence will be taking the stress out of my gift hunting with these beautiful boxes and Marc Jacobs decadence!

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Fashion Update

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Home & Garden

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Kids & Education

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Animal Magic

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A COFFEE WITH… Irina Sharma DATES FOR YOUR DIARY All the festive happenings and more! NATURAL NUTRITION Healthy holidays treats PARTY SEASON TIPS & TRICKS For your home FURRY FRIENDS Looking for a home EDITOR’S PICKS This month’s treats WINTER WELLNESS Beat the festive bulge!

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e s i u o L o t Letters ed r letters to ou! y Send you hear from I’d love to

Dear Louise, Thanks for giving some advice on pets in the Halloween safety article. Every year my dogs are very unhappy on this night when people knock on the door and peer through the window wearing masks. I keep them in the bedroom to prevent any distress and recommend that other pet owners do the same. Thanks as always, Rhonda.

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With family once again coming to stay over Christmas and New Year, we’re hoping that you include all the festive events that you usually cover. My nieces were blown away last year with the hotel trees and mall choirs and visits from Santa, and we all loved brunch on Christmas Day, especially as I didn’t have to cook! Thanks for all the tips. Regards, the Trent family.

I was interested to read your beauty article on how what you put in your body shows on your face. I used to drink every night but after a health scare I had a complete lifestyle change. I can’t tell you the difference in my face from giving up alcohol. It can become such a bad habit and one that is worth breaking. Regards, Jane.

To the team at Connector, I read your article on after school activities in the November issue, very informative. I’d just like to say to say that my children are still quite young and almost all of their friends do at least three after school activities each week. I think this is just too much and must be exhausting for them. I realise that sometimes mums work but would urge them that quality time spent at home after school is just as important. Thanks and regards, S.P. 14 | DECEMBER Connector

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A coffee with…

Irina Sharma founder of eKadaa Public Relations and yoga instructor

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onnector loves to feature Dubai’s inspirational women, to bring their story to our readers, and there’s no story more incredible and inspirational than Irina Sharma’s. Irina, founder of eKadaa Public Relations and yoga instructor, has emerged from breast cancer looking and feeling better than ever. We watched her face it with her infectious humour, strong will and with an absolute certainty that she would ‘win’. Why? Because she could. Irina continues to educate others about health, selflessly sharing information about her personal experience of grappling cancer, her treatment in Dubai and of her recovery at VivaMayr in Austria.

What was the best piece of advice you received? Don’t let fear make your decisions.

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What helped you get through the challenges?

I think it was a combination of my ‘will’, choosing my own path and everyone’s support. Thank you! When I was told I had cancer, all I could think of was the first three letters of cancer - CAN. I ask - where is the challenge then?

Is there a motto that you now live your life by?

Since a very young age, my father taught me to wake up and say, “today is my day” it’s all about ‘now’ and that the gift we have is the ‘present’. My mother always taught me to say “thank you” at the end of the day no matter what the day brings. Till this day I remain true to it. My sister and I were gifted with a father who taught us the meaning of the ‘will’ and a mother who defines purity and bravery.

What was the most positive thing that came out of your experience?

I have learned that each and every being comes with its own intrinsic healing capability. We can activate the power of selfhealing through natural means. Virtually every culture in the world has developed medicine thousands of years ago. That was and is real medicine. It’s unfortunate that we systematically neglect that approach to prevention and wellness.

How did you take the path of alternative medicine, and how did it affect your recovery from cancer?

I’m not using the word ‘alternative’ because I feel that most of our natural treatments were the ‘norm’ before big pharmaceutical’s got involved. Since childhood, we have been exposed to Dr. Mummy, she always had a solution through herbs that were at home. Until now she says your thoughts and your food make you a healthy human. I believe that if we integrate modern medicine with the studies of thousands of years old medicine, we can eradicate most health problems. But the balance approach is not what the policy makers want. The healthcare industry will be www.connector.ae

better advised to listen to what the consumers of their products and services want rather than force on them a system that serves their own self-interest. Integrative medicine: I did a double mastectomy but no chemotherapy and no Tamoxafin. On getting diagnosed I went to VivaMayr in Austria to consult with Dr. Harald Stossier and Oncologist Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Köstler both of whom work together on my treatment protocol. Dr. Harald Stossier is the only doctor who asked me - what do you want Irina? I stayed there for three weeks to prepare my immunity as I decided to do my surgery in Dubai with Dr. Houriya Kazim whom I adore and have known for the last 19 years. I chose a specific date - 21stMay. I did not want it on the full moon and I wanted it 10 days after my menstrual cycle knowing my body is the strongest at that time. I put forward my requests, it took some time to get approvals as the doctors involved in the surgery had never heard of or experienced infusions (drips) that were prepared by Dr. Kostler and Dr. Stossier from Austria pre-, during and post-surgery. It all came in place thanks to Dr. Maria from Dubai Herbal Treatment Centre whom I admire.

What are you doing now towards raising awareness about cancer?

I want to go back to the grassroots, to be a voice to reason. I want to continue the quest to learn the meaning in ‘The leaves of the trees are for the healing of nations’. So many questions need to be answered not only connected to cancer, but about health and our approach towards fortune and disaster that we invite ourselves. I believe that success rests on a naturalistic philosophy of health and medicine that focuses on treating the person, rather than solely the disease. That includes diet, nutrition, environment, body work, not only natural medicine. The patient should be given a chance to be a stakeholder in the health care system. I would like to work with doctors, such as Dr. Stossier, in educating the medical industry in the importance of nutrition and natural medicine in the treating of cancer and other diseases. Connector DECEMBER | 17


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Dates for your diary...

Elton John Live

There aren’t many artists who have sold more than 300 million records worldwide, but Elton John is one of these superstar legends. See him on Thursday 15th December at Autism Rocks Arena. For ticket details, call 800 36227 or visit www.117live.com/autumn-2016-2017.

December’s Dubai Desert Road Run

The Dubai Desert Road Run is a sport event that allows you to follow your progress throughout the year and socialise with fellow runners. The race takes place several times during the year, so that runners can keep track of the progress. It includes a 10km race for adults and those above 14 years old, a 3km junior race, ages six to 18, and a 3km fun run, which is untimed. This time around, there will be a 10km race and a 3km fun run with medals given to all who finish the races. Trophies will be awarded to the first three men and women in all age categories for the 10km run and participants are able to enter a single run or register for as many dates as they wish. This month’s event takes place on Saturday 17th December at The Sevens Stadium and online registration at www.dubairunning.com.

Sleeping Beauty

Meet Princess Aurora, her overprotective parents, magical fairies, and Maleficent (the evil fairy), and experience the magic in this contemporary twist on the classic tale. Sleeping beauty is an enchanted and memorable production featuring dance, music, and acrobatics. See it from now to 15th December at Meyana Auditorium where ticket prices range from Dhs 100 to Dhs 170. Call 04-3480000 or visit www.thedubaifringe.com.

Shop ‘til you drop

Celebrating its 22nd anniversary in 2017, the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is the largest shopping and entertainment extravaganza in the Middle East. Shop ‘til you drop from 26th December to 28th January and enjoy that include fashion flash mobs and amazing raffles. Visit www.mydsf.ae. 18 | DECEMBER Connector

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Tour Petra Exhibition: The Wonder of the Desert

The Nutcracker on Ice

Enjoy world-class ice skating in the intimacy of the theatre with The Nutcracker on Ice featuring the Imperial Ice Stars, running from 6th to 10th December at Dubai Opera. Set against a backdrop of colourful scenes and projections, opulent costumes, magic tricks and special effects, world class skaters dance to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score. This is a festive treat that will thrill and enchant all ages. For ticket details, visit www.dubaiopera.com.

Abu Dhabi Classics

Abu Dhabi Classics 2016 - 2017 brings a dynamic new season of classical and traditional music to Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi featuring world-class performers and orchestras from around the world incorporating Abu Dhabi Classics, the Emirati Music Series, Umsiyat and the Bait Al Oud Concert Series. Running from now until 10th May, full details and tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.ae. www.connector.ae

Petra Exhibition: The Wonder of the Desert at Sharjah Archaeology Museum, running until 16th March, is a collaboration between Sharjah Museums Department and the Department of Antiquities of Jordan showcasing objects recovered from the city of Petra, one of the wonders of the ancient world. The stunning selection of sculptures, statues, architectural motifs and crafts reflects the ground-breaking artistic and architectural heritage integral to the civilisation of the Arab Nabataeans and their capital city. Visit www.sharjahmuseums.ae.

Challenge yourself

du Tough Mudder is an 8km and 16km mud and obstacle course designed to test your physical strength, stamina, and mental grit. This teamoriented challenge has no winners, finisher medals, or clocks to race against. Join your friends on a life-changing adventure where what you accomplish is almost as tough as who you are. Taking place on 9th and 10th December at Hamdan Sports Complex, ticket prices start from Dhs 290 for du Tough Mudder Half and Dhs 415 for du Tough Mudder. To participate entrants must be 16 years old or over. du Mini Mudder tickets start at Dhs 50 and participants must be aged from seven to 13 years. Visit www.toughmudder.ae.

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UAE National Day

The United Arab Emirates was formed on 2nd December 1971 when the UK’s treaty expired and the separate sheikdoms decided to form a Union. At first the UAE was a federation of six emirates - Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Umm Al Quwain, Sharjah, Fujairah and Ajman. The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah was added a year later to the UAE. To celebrate the UAE s 45th National Day, the Government of Dubai has planned a number of activities throughout the week.

Emirates Red Crescent Polo Match

Join a charity polo exhibition game that is held to give support to the children at Red Crescent. Taking place on Friday 9th December at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, Abu Dhabi, this is open to all. Visit www.adsc.ae/en/events/emiratesred-crescent-polo-match.

Spinneys Dubai 92 Junior Rides

The Spinneys Dubai 92 Junior Rides are back for the third year and the Junior Rides are taking place on Thursday 15th December and will consist of two options, the 16km and 32km challenge, both taking place at the Dubai Autodrome. Those aged seven to 10 can enter the 16km challenge and cyclists aged 11 to 16 years can enter the 32km challenge. Call 04-3210008 or visit www.cyclechallenge.ae.

Food glorious food

Following on from the success of last year’s event, the Abu Dhabi Food Festival returns to the capital from 5th to 23rd December. Taking place in a variety of locations, including hotels, restaurants and malls across the emirate, international and local chefs will be demonstrating their skills and showcasing menus from around the world, creating culinary delights to suit every taste and palate. From the food trucks at Street Feast and the fine dining fare at Gourmet Abu Dhabi through to the multiple cooking activities in the emirate’s malls, this is going to be a food extravaganza that you won’t want to miss. Call 800555 for further details.

Lights, camera, action

Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is one of the most prestigious and glamorous events that takes place in Dubai. It is a wonderful celebration of Arab and international cinema, and filmmakers attracting filmbuffs to Dubai, from Hollywood, Bollywood and beyond. This year’s event takes place from 7th to 14th December at Madinat Jumeirah and DIFF invites film fans and culture enthusiasts to take part in the ultimate silver screen experience this December with the return of its Friends of the Festival packages. Cinephiles will experience one of the world’s most renowned film festivals in VIP style thanks to special access to gala screenings, elite parties and exclusive screenings. For further details, visit www.diff.ae. 20 | DECEMBER Connector

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All about jewellery

The 21st edition of Dubai International Jewellery Week is set to showcase the very best in jewellery design, unique and elegant collections from around the world. You will find everything from diamond jewellery collections, bridal jewellery, designer jewellery and antiques all under one roof. Discover current trends and view the latest collections whilst enjoying the sophisticated ambience and fabulous show attractions for an unforgettable experience from 7th to 10th December at Dubai World Trade Centre. Free online registration is available at www.jewelleryshow.com.

Bryan Adams live in Dubai

Bryan Adams brings his GET UP World Tour to the Autism Rocks Arena on Thursday 9th March. Register now at www.117live.com to be one of the first to avail of the exclusive pre-sale ticket link.

Return of the pack

The Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens is back and promises to be even bigger and better than ever. The best players in the world will converge on The Sevens stadium from 1st to 3rd December for the annual rugby extravaganza with awesome action and entertainment on offer. Admission on the 1st is free while on the 2nd or 3rd you pay from Dhs 300, and season tickets are Dhs 500. Visit www.dubairugby7s.com.

Omega Dubai Ladies Masters

The Omega Dubai Ladies Masters is the season-ending Ladies European Tour (LET) and attracts some of the world’s top female golfers. Held at Emirates Golf Club and boasting a total prize pool of 500,000 Euros the tournament has become a permanent feature of the UAE golfing calendar. Watch the action from 7th to 10th December, admission is free. Visit www.dubailadiesmasters.com.

Hareem Al Sultan exhibition

Get inspired by the Ottoman era and head down to the exhibition for a taste of history. Hareem al Sultan is a popular Turkish series, dubbed in Arabic, set in the Turkish Ottoman era about the Sultans Harem, this exhibition will show what’s in Topkapı Palace from home decor, costumes, jewellery and more. Running until 31st December at City Walk, general admission is Dhs 112.50 with children from seven to 14 paying Dhs 50. Visit www.citywalk.ae/Play/ Hareem-Al-Sultan. www.connector.ae

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Family walkathon

This UAE National Day, join the Yas Mall Family Walkathon and take the first step to good health. Take your family along on Friday 2nd December to join the healthy community for a fun 10 kilometre walk inside the mall. You are encouraged to dress up in the colours of the UAE flag but remember to choose your outfit for a practical sportswear to complete the walk without discomfort. The Walkathon is free of charge, but registration is required by signing up at www.yasmall.ae.

007 reports for duty

Burj Khalifa Annex is hosting the Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style exhibition that presents the design and style of the James Bond franchise and the craft behind the sets, the music, gadgets, vehicles, technology and fashion over the course of five decades. The celebration will be held across At the Top, Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest observation deck; Reel Cinemas at The Dubai Mall; The Dubai Fountain and Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo - all in Downtown Dubai, allowing you to immerse yourself in the James Bond franchise like never before. Running from now to 13th February. Call 04-3661655 for further details.

Stephan Moccio: Solo Piano Recital

For the first time in the Middle East, world renowned classical pianist and song composer Stephan Moccio will be performing live at Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain on Monday 12th December. For further details, including ticket prices, call 800555.

Saruq Al-Hadid Museum

The story of Dubai unfolds with the opening of the Saruq Al Hadid museum in Dubai’s historical district, which displays a stunning range of artefacts unearthed from a new archeological dig at Saruq Al Hadid. The archeological site was discovered by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum while flying his helicopter, as he noticed that some dunes were a darker colour than others. Admission prices are Dhs 20 and Dhs 10 for children aged seven to 12 years. Call 04-3539090 or visit www.saruqalhadid.ae. 22 | DECEMBER Connector

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Christmas markets!

Don’t miss ARTE’s markets this month just in time to get your handmade gifts for loved ones! On Friday 2nd December at Oasis Mall, Friday 9th and 16th December at Times Square Centre, Friday 17th December at Mercato Mall and Friday 16th December at Al Hamra Mall in RAK. Visit www.arte.ae.

Nuit Gravement Au Salut

Nuit Gravement Au Salut is an explosive cocktail of humour brought to the stage by three actors in faultless delivery. Enjoy this dose of French humour on 7th and 8th December at DUCTAC (Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre). Tickets are priced at Dhs 195. Call 04-3414777.

Dubai Travellers Festival

The fifth edition of the Dubai Travellers Festival will be held at Mushrif Park from 12th to 17th December and you can expect to see a large number of international travellers, many of who have made significant achievements and broken world records during their travels. These adventurers have traversed the globe by various means including cars, boats and motorcycles and even on camel or horseback. Included in this festival are workshops and contests as well as seminars and photography exhibitions. Admission is free. Visit www.dubaitravelersfestival.com.

Art exhibitions

thejamjar Events Space at Alserkal Avenue presents the American University In Dubai | Senior Student Exhibition from 16th to 18th December showing art works that vary from photographs to paintings and more. In addition, the Zawayed Pop-Up exhibition is open to the public from 15th to 22nd December and is a creative and innovative project, developed by Mohammad Alhajji and Liyan Al Jabi to create sustainable products from waste. Visit www.thejamjardubai.com or call 04-3417303. 24 | DECEMBER Connector

Movies under the stars

VOX Cinemas has opened its renovated outdoor cinema for the winter season giving us al fresco entertainment with lounge-style seating in a relaxing atmosphere. Movie goers can enjoy an Action-Packed Hollywood Monday, Girl’s Night Out on Tuesday, and a horror-filled Wednesday with special kid’s screenings across the weekend and the blockbuster of the week airing Thursday to Sunday. Bookings are also possible via the two VOX Cinemas kiosks located within the Galleria Mall. Call 600 599905 or visit www.voxcinemas.com. www.connector.ae


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Andrea Bocelli

Picture this - a luxurious setting, outstanding food and drink and the incomparable voice and piano music of legendary star, Maestro Andrea Bocelli. This extraordinary Gala Dinner, hosted by Billionaire Mansion on Saturday 7th January, is set to be one of the most unforgettable events Dubai’s social calendar has ever seen. Billionaire Mansion is located at Taj Hotel, Business Bay, Dubai and numerous package options are available. For further details including prices, call 04-5103100.

COMING SOON Mary Poppins hits town

Tickets for the much loved and multi award-winning musical, Mary Poppins, are now on sale. The supercalifragilistic hit musical, which hits Dubai from 1st to 18th May at Dubai Opera. Visit www.dubaiopera.com for ticket information.

Ballet Grand Gala 2017

Reiko M Cheong, Founder & Director of Dubai Dance Academy and Ballet Grand Gala, brings Opera de Paris dancers for the fourth year to Dubai and for the first time to Abu Dhabi. Shows take place on Thursday 5th January at Emirates Palace Auditorium, Abu Dhabi where tickets start from Dhs 300; and on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th at Madinat Theatre, Dubai where tickets start from Dhs 280. Visit www.tickets.virginmegastore.me or www.madinatjumeirah.etixdubai.com. 26 | DECEMBER Connector

Palm fun runs

A weekend of family fitness is on the agenda for Palm Jumeirah with the Golden Mile Galleria warming up to host a two-day fun run at Al Ittihad Park. Scheduled for Friday 9th and Saturday 10th December, the Golden Mile Fun Run includes a 2km event for youngsters and beginners and a 5km for older children, adults and more experienced runners. The venue is the jogging track at Al Ittihad Park and participants can sign up free of charge at www.gmgrun.com or at the Fun Run registration desk inside the Golden Mile Galleria.

Bloomin’ marvellous

Dubai Miracle Garden is all set to bloom as the world’s largest natural flower garden re-opens for winter. Located in Al Barsha South, Miracle Garden attracted more than 1.5 million guests last year displaying its breathtaking array of flowers, all 60 million of them, in addition to unveiling a dramatic new floral display in association with Emirates Airline. Open from 9am to 9pm on weekdays and 9am to 11pm on Friday and Saturday, regular admission is Dhs 40 and Dhs 30 per child (three to 12 years). Visit www.dubaimiraclegarden.com. www.connector.ae


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Festive fun for the family! Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Let it glow at the tree lighting event at Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers on Thursday 8th December where the angelic voices of The Nord Anglia International School Primary Choir perform all the classics and Santa will make a special appearance. The event is free and open to the public in the Lobby Lounge at 5.30pm. Email hotel.jumeirahlakestowers.fb@movenpick.com or call 04-4380000.

Warwick Dubai

Warwick Dubai’s tree lighting celebration takes place at 6pm on Thursday 8th December. You can also treat yourself to some breshly baked magic at Deli Grind’s Winter Wonderland and take away Gingerbread Men, Yule Logs, Chocolate Santas, Gingerbread Houses and Stollen Cake. Their hampers make the ideal gift. Visit www.warwickhotels.com/dubai.

Fairmont The Palm

Start the celebrations with the tree lighting ceremony at Fairmont The Palm at 5.30pm on Wednesday 7th December and enjoy a children’s choir, festive treats and a visit from the big man himself. The kids can also join Santa’s storytelling at Santa’s Hut every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6.30pm to 7pm. In addition, the ‘Chef ’s Palette by Gaggenau offers Dubai foodies festive baking and decorating cooking classes on 12th and 19th December (Dhs 395 per person) together with festive turkey lunch or dinner cooking classes (Dhs 555 per person) on 14th and 21st December. Call 04-4573457 or email palm.dining@fairmont.com.

Dubai Winter Festival

Dubai Winter Festival is everything you love about the festive season all in one place. Taking place from 8th to 10th December at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, you can visit Santa’s Grotto, shop at the Winter Market, take your kids to the Snow Play Zone, watch the Tree Lighting Ceremony and check out the performances. Entrance for adults is from Dhs 85 or Dhs 50 for kids, with a visit to Santa’s Grotto priced at Dhs 30, and timings are from 4pm to 10pm on Thursday and from 3pm to 10pm on Friday and Saturday. Visit www.dubaiwinterfestival.com. 28 | DECEMBER Connector

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Towers Rotana

Join the Towers Rotana team for the annual Christmas tree lighting in the hotel lobby on Monday 12th December and have your picture taken with Santa. You could also grab some festive goodies from Wraps including cookies, pandoro, panettone, mince pies and yule logs. Call 04-3122201.

Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights

Join the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights at their Christmas Market from 4th to 26th December in the Lobby Lounge. Running daily from 7am to 11pm, various stalls will be selling food items such as homemade cookies, gingerbread, stollen and alcohol free gluwein. Enjoy the cheery vibe and the listen to songs playing throughout the day, with the pianist playing from 7pm to 11pm. Call 04-3172221.

Jingle Bell Favourites

Dubai Opera is bringing the ultimate festive season celebration to town. Jingle Bell Favourites will be taking to the stage for two nights only on the 13th and 14th December. Let the sleigh bells ring and the festive fun begin with this treat of a show that combines a traditional family favourite concert of seasonal classics and much loved carols to sing-along with. Conducted by Pete Harrison and performed by the London Concert Orchestra Show Band, Capital Voices Choir and West End soloists, Laura Tebbutt and Matt Little - the show will have everyone in a merry and bright mood. Featuring all the favourite festive hits including, All I want for Christmas, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Let it Snow, Winter Wonderland, Jingle Bell Rock, Baby it’s cold outside, Silent Night and many, many more, Plus a special sing-along carol section Jingle Bell Favourites is an unmissable show for all! Tickets are on sale now at www.dubaiopera.com.

The Address Montgomerie Dubai

The Address Montgomerie Dubai is hosting its annual festive carnival on Saturday 17th December offering a DJ, sumptuous barbeque buffet and various activities for the kids. Prices are Dhs 70 including a selected dish and one house beverage and Dhs 110 per child including activities and the barbeque buffet. Call 04-8883444 or email to dine@theaddress.com.

Madinat Jumeirah

Madinat Jumeirah will welcome back its annual festive market to Fort Island this December. Running from 17th to 27th December, daily from 3pm to 1am on weekdays and 12pm to 1am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Spread across a 1,750-square metre winter wonderland, the festive market will feature a shimmering, beautifullydecorated tree at its centre, while a certain Mr Claus - first name Santa - will appear daily at 5pm and 7pm. With a live band playing seasonal favourites, the Festive Market will also feature a series of rides, slides and games, including a North Pole train for the little ones, a two-lane bungee jump for teenagers, and a snow ball zone for children of all ages. Kids can also take abra tours with Santa and decorate a huge gingerbread house and cookie garden. For more information visit www.jumeirah.com/en/offers/jumeirah-festive/. www.connector.ae

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THIS month

Seasonal getaways Staycation promotion

Targeting the growing number of holiday makers opting for a local vacation, HMH Hospitality Management Holdings rolls out its fabulous ‘Staycation 4 Family’ promotion at its stunning properties across the region. The offer entitles four adults and more to stay in a serviced apartment, suite or family room with complimentary breakfast for all. Room rates include breakfast and children below 12 years stay for free, breakfast included. This is valid seven days a week until 30th December 2016, is subject to availability, and terms and conditions apply. HMH has properties in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Muscat, Beirut, Amman, Al Khobar, Jubail, Khartoum and Port Sudan. Visit www.hmhhotelgroup.com.

Experience the magic

Broadway Entertainment Group, the company presenting CATS at Dubai Opera, has tied up with AccorHotels to offer a special accommodation package from 1st December across their 20 hotels in Dubai for people attending the amazing CATS musical event. The Theatre & Stay package includes ticket(s) with a one-night stay inclusive of breakfast and a variety of packages are available, as well as up to 10% off for hotel stay and up to 25% off for select food and beverage areas for members of Le Club AccorHotels, the group’s loyalty programme. CATS takes place at Dubai Opera from 16th to 28th January and tickets are on sale at www.dubaiopera.com and www.ticketmaster.ae. Visit www.accorhotels.com.

The best of Amsterdam

Celebrate the festive season at the Conservatorium hotel and enjoy the best of Amsterdam. Priced from €615, you can stay in a luxurious guestroom or suite and enjoy special festive activities throughout the city. Call +31 (0)20 570 0000 or email reservations@conservatoriumhotel.com.

Island living

For the ultimate island getaway, treat yourself to a trip to Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts, with rates starting from Dhs 1,600. Whether it’s beachfront luxury, stunning wildlife, family fun or romantic intimacy, the three diverse resorts offer discerning guests an unforgettable experience this festive season. Visit www.anantara.com. 30 | DECEMBER Connector

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Winter escape

Go wild

Emirates Park Zoo and Resort prepares to accommodate visitors who want to stay amidst the soothing sounds of nature. The resort is connected to the premises of the zoo and features air-conditioned accommodation with balconies overlooking the zoo, cave or garden. Located just 30 minutes away from Abu Dhabi the resort consists of 27 splendid chalets overlooking the giraffe park and 54 brand new spacious rooms overlooking the swimming pool that are ideal for relaxing away from the hustle of the city. For more information or to make reservation, call 02-5069000 or email reservation@emiratespark.ae.

Escape with Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi this winter and immerse yourself in entertainment and fun activities with free access to Yas Warterworld or Ferrari World, or both. Prices start from Dhs 699 and rates include double occupancy in a Deluxe Room, two free park tickets, internet access, and shuttle bus to and from the parks. Call 02-6950404 or email Reservation.Lrmad@Lemeridien.com.

Magical Mauritius

With water sports for the thrill seeker and a lovely seaside village just next door, Angsana Balaclava Mauritius is a great spot. From now until 31st December you can enjoy the Live for Spa package, which is priced at Dhs 1,634 per night and includes daily yoga and spa treatments and half board. Call +230 204 1888 or email balaclava@angsana.com.

London’s calling

City break

Embrace the holiday spirit and get away for a city break in the heart of Dubai with Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai. Take in the best views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks on New Year’s Eve and celebrate the holidays in style with room rates for Christmas starting from Dhs 900 and for New Year from Dhs 1,500. Prices are per room per night, based on two people sharing a Deluxe Room and terms and conditions apply. Call 04-4052825 or email reservations.sldb@shangri-la.com. www.connector.ae

Celebrate the New Year at Corinthia Hotel London and shop ‘til you drop. London goes on sale in the New Year, making it a magnet for shoppers hunting for a bargain. Room rates from 26th December until the end of January start from £474 for two people per night, inclusive of taxes and fees. Visit www.corinthia.com/London.

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FASHION update

Winter warmers

Alexa Chung

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Parfois

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Parfois New Look

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ADVERTORIAL

Festive Ideas from Eve Michelle

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t’s that time of the year again for family gatherings, office parties and dinner outings - with the perfect weather to match! Eve Michelle Boutique is the ideal ‘go to’ place for all your festive outfits, accessories and gifts. Both of our stores stock different ranges of clothing, footwear, evening and day bags, jewellery, scarves and gloves to bring our customers a wide range of selection. Our party dresses and footwear which come from some of the world’s fashion capitals like Paris, London, and Milan have arrived instore in seasonal colours of red, black, crimson, navy and royal blue and can be accessorised with our elegant evening bags and jewellery. As well as occasional wear, we stock a beautiful line of daywear including our wonderful silk skirts, crochet tops and smart-casual trousers that come in a vast number of colours and is an Eve Michelle all-time classic favourite. These can be worn with the most comfortable range of espadrille shoes lovingly handmade from Spain. This season’s “glitter espadrilles collection” is sure to add a touch of pizzazz! Visit any of our stores, on Jumeirah Beach Road or Al Thanya Street (off Al Wasl Road) to check out the latest festive collections and you’re sure to walk out with a unique shopping experience. For all the men, who are never sure what to buy for their significant other, Eve Michelle gift vouchers are the best stocking fillers. Our staff are always ready to help with gift suggestions that will be well received. While our vibrantly coloured scarves and leather gloves are the perfect lightweight gifts to post to loved ones back home! Unable to make it to the store? Don’t fret! You can now shop online right from the comfort of your home visit our online store at www.evemichelle.com and receive an additional Dhs 50 gift voucher with your first purchase, redeemable at our Jumeirah Beach Road Branch. You can find our locations on our website. We hope to see you instore soon and wish all of you a wonderful Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 34 | DECEMBER Connector

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In 2001, embracing the spirit of the Brazilian culture, Ipanema was born. Now, the iconic sandal brand, Ipanema is available in 60 countries, with 9 stores across the UAE including outlets in Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates, Ipanema has changed the face of summer footwear forever. For more information on Ipanema visit www.sportlanduae.com/ brands/ipanema

Pairs, is a leading multi-brand shoe store offering a wide range of international brands under one roof, such as Converse, Adidas, Lacoste and Ralph Lauren. Conveniently located in all major malls across the United Arab Emirates, including The Dubai Mall, Mall of The Emirates, Yas Mall and eight other locations, you will be sure to find the perfect pair of shoes for you! Visit www.sportlanduae.com/brands/ pairsnow to find your nearest Pairs Store.

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COMPETITION

Ipanema is giving one Connector reader the chance to win a beach kit and a gift voucher. Simply answer the following question by 29th December 2016. Note: Prizes must be collected by 1st March 2017. To enter visit www.connector.ae or www.facebook.com/connectordubai.

Pairs is giving two Connector readers the chance to win a Dhs 250 gift voucher. Simply answer the following question by 29th December 2016. Note: Prizes must be collected by 1st March 2017. To enter visit www.connector.ae or www.facebook.com/connectordubai.

Which country is Ipanema originally from? 1. Bahrain 2. Brazil 3. Bermuda

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DINING out

Festive feasts... Warwick Dubai

Celebrate Christmas Eve on the 24th with a magical Festive Family Dinner Buffet at Bäyty, where a host of Christmas treats will be served up, including a roast turkey with all the trimmings, as well as international live cooking stations, while the little ones are kept busy with a special visit from Santa Claus. Then wake up on Christmas Day and gather the whole family together once again for the ultimate Family Brunch at Bäyty! Feasting on both traditional and international classics, finished off with endless festive desserts, Santa Claus will also stop by to add an extra touch of festive cheer to the celebration. For more information or to make a reservation, call 04-5069600.

Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay Dubai

Christmas Eve at Bayside Restaurant & Terrace offers traditional German delicacies and festive favourites for Dhs 395 for buffet only or Dhs 550 for house pour free-flow. Then on Christmas Day, brunch includes a visit from Santa and is priced at Dhs 350 buffet only or Dhs 475 with house pour free-flow package. Call 04-3690000.

The H Dubai

Christmas Day Brunch at Delphine Restaurant offers all the traditional dishes, a live band and a visit from Santa for Dhs 320 with soft drinks, Dhs 445 for the alcohol package, Dhs 625 for the premium package, and Dhs 200 for kids. Call 04-5018623.

The Ivy

Pierchic

Pierchic at Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah invites you to celebrate Christmas Eve and indulge in a range of delicious a la carte festive specials admist tranquil views of the turquoise Arabian Gulf. This is priced at Dhs 150. Then on Christmas Day, enjoy live entertainment and seafood delights for Dhs 550 (non-alcoholic), Dhs 750 for house beverages, and Dhs 850 with free flow Champagne. Call 04-3666705 or email restaurants@jumeirah.com. 36 | DECEMBER Connector

Classic British restaurant, The Ivy, will pull out all the stops this festive season as the iconic British restaurant celebrates its final Christmas in Dubai. On Christmas Eve enjoy the famed Saturday Rolling Brunch served from 12.30pm to 9pm, with live singing by Ciaran Fox. Packages start from Dhs 499 with house beverages. Then on Christmas Day indulge in the heralded Festive Ivy Brunch with three seatings at 11.30am, 4pm and 8.30pm. With live music throughout the day, packages include ‘A Taste’ with soft drinks starting from Dhs 599, or ‘A Feast’ with sparkling and fine grape beverages from Dhs 949. For reservations call 04-3198767 or email theivy.reservations@jumeirah.com. www.connector.ae


Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai

Start your Christmas celebrations early at Antique Bazaar and indulge in a well-crafted 5 course set menu with more than 20 dishes to choose from. (Prices start from Dhs 160, on 24th and 25th December.) Celebrate the spirit of Christmas at the newly opened Ricetta, serving authentic Italian cuisine which aims to mesmerise you with robust Italian flavours and modern era ambience (Price starts from Dhs 160, on 24th and 25th December.) The Viceroy serves beef steak or roast turkey along with one glass of house grape for Dhs 99 per person on 24th and 25th December. Call 04-39774444 or email restaurants.burdubai@fourpoints.com.

West 14th

The Christmas Eve menu at West 14th features a choice of two starters, mains and desserts for Dhs 220. There will be a special visit from Santa, as well as live entertainment. There is also a Kids’ Christmas Eve Party from 3.30pm where they can decorate Rudolf cookies and gingerbread men, play games and take part in activities while tucking into delicious festive nibbles, before Santa’s special visit. Top off the afternoon by watching Home Alone with a bucket of popcorn all for Dhs 99. Then the Christmas Day BBQ is Dhs 250 with soft drinks, Dhs 420 with unlimited house drinks, Dhs 499 with house beverages and bubbles, and Dhs 99 for kids aged six to 12 years. Finally, the Boxing Day BBQ is priced at Dhs 175 per person for food only. Visit www.west14th.ae.

Towers Rotana

Celebrate Christmas Eve with a festive buffet dinner at Flavours on Two for Dhs 259 (soft beverages) and Dhs 349 (house beverages). Then on Christmas Day, brunch is also Dhs 259 (soft) or Dhs 349 (house beverages). Call 04-3122201.

BiCE Ristorante

BiCE Ristorante at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort is offering an Italian Christmas to remember with its annual Christmas Brunch on Sunday 25th December. Packages include Basic for Dhs 295, House for Dhs 395 and Bubbles for Dhs 430 per person. A special children’s package (six to 12 years) is available for Dhs 135. Call 04-3182520.

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JW Marriott Marquis Hotel

Enjoy a Peruvian Christmas Eve Dinner in Garden with a fourcourse menu for Dhs 280; or head to La Farine on 24th, 25th or 26th for a three-course lunch or dinner, priced at Dhs 290. In addition, the Christmas Day Buffet at Kitchen6 features a lavish spread and can be enjoyed for Dhs 500. Call 04-4143000. Connector ConnectorDECEMBER DECEMBER | 37


DINING out

Celebrate the New Year! Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai

Ring in this New Year with a specially created 5 course set menu at the award-winning Antique Bazaar where Chef Hoshiyar and his team will create wonderful dishes to fulfil your cravings. Prices start from Dhs 325. Celebrate all the wonderful memories of this year and welcome the New Year at Ricetta, the newly opened Italian restaurant. Offering a buffet and unlimited house/premium beverages with prices starting from Dhs 325. Welcome the New Year with plenty of laughter and love while indulging in the international buffet with refreshing beverages as well as with one glass of bubbly at midnight at Promenade (prices start from Dhs 150). Enjoy a 15% discount on reservations booked and paid by 10th December. Call 04-3977444 or email restaurants.burdubai@fourpoints.com.

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Dubai

Olea Levantine Restaurant celebrates New Year’s Eve with live cooking stations and delicacies from around the world priced at Dhs 925 with soft drinks, Dhs 1,125 with house beverages and a glass of bubbly on arrival, and Dhs 1,425 including bubbly. Kids between six and 12 years pay Dhs 460. Alternatively, Salero Taps & Bodega celebrates in Spanish style with tasty tapas, paella and a wide selection of Spain’s favourite beverages, available for a minimum spend of Dhs 200 per person; and Noir Cocktail Bar & Lounge offers a DJ and countdown on the outdoor terrace for Dhs 150 entrance (includes a welcome drink and light canapés). Call 04-3410000.

Fairmont The Palm

Enjoy a spectacular end of year celebration with the best views in town and a staggering buffet dinner at Flow Kitchen priced from Dhs 1,355. The Brazilian New Year Party at Frevo is priced from Dhs 1,555; and Seagrill on 25° Restaurant & Lounge has a five-course menu, DJ and fire dancers from Dhs 1,755 per person. Children from six years to 12 years dine at half price and children five and under are complimentary. Then on New Year’s Day, Flow Kitchen has a buffet from Dhs 355; and the Late Brunch at Frevo is priced at Dhs 395 with soft beverages and Dhs 545 with house beverages. Children from 6 years to 12 years dine at half price and children five and under are complimentary. Call 04-4573457 or email Palm.Dining@Fairmont.com.

OKKU

OKKU will be journeying back in time with the Disco Sushi New Year’s Eve Party. With two sittings available, 7pm to 9.45pm tailored towards those who are looking to spoil themselves to a lavish early evening dinner before embracing the night ahead and a second seating from 10pm to late for celebrators looking to dine á la carte. OKKU is located at The H Hotel Dubai. Call 04-5018777. 38 | DECEMBER Connector

Grand Hyatt Dubai

Say goodbye to 2016 at Manhattan Grill with a special menu priced at Dhs 1,400 inclusive of free flowing grape, Champagne and other selected beverages. This includes entry to the grand party in Al Nakheel. Then on New Year’s Day, the Long Breakfast at The Collective is available from 6am to 3pm for Dhs 135. Call 04-3172222. www.connector.ae


ITO restaurant

Count down to 2017 with delicious Japanese cuisine and a front row seat to the Burj Khalifa fireworks at Downtown Dubai’s ITO Restaurant. For Dhs 1,050 per person (outdoor) or Dhs 950 (indoor) you can enjoy an appetiser buffet, soft drinks, green tea and select house specials, a main dish, a dessert and a midnight toast of sparkling juice. Call 04-2764702.

Casa de Tapas

Bring in the New Year Spanish style at the party at Casa de Tapas and enjoy a buffet for Dhs 599 with unlimited house beverages or Dhs 699 with unlimited house beverage and sparkling grape. For an additional Dhs 150 you can have access to Cielo Sky Lounge and continue the party on to 3am. Then the first day of 2017 offers a 2 for 1 Paella & Sangria promotion. Call 04-4161800.

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

New Year’s Eve at Bushman’s Restaurant offers an Australian-style three-course dinner for Dhs 850, Dhs 999 with soft beverages, Dhs 1,300 with house beverages, and Dhs 1,499 with bubbly. Alternatively, New Year’s Eve dinner at Mekong has rickshaw style seating and amazing views of Dubai’s skyline for Dhs 750, Dhs 900 with soft beverages, Dhs 1,200 with house beverages, and Dhs 1,399 with bubbly. Email restaurants.dubai@anantara.com or call 04-567 8304.

Four Seasons Hotel DIFC

Burst into the New Year with a fun-filled Pulp Fiction themed party at the allAmerican Firebird Diner. Prices are Dhs 495 for a five-course dinner inclusive of nonalcoholic beverages and Dhs 695 with house alcohol and bubbles. There will also be live entertainment throughout the evening. Visit www.fourseasons.com/dubaidifc.

The Palace Downtown Dubai

Ring in the New Year like kings and queens with The Palace’s royal celebrations. Ewaan has a lavish Oriental buffet for Dhs 1,600 with soft beverages or Dhs 2,000 with premium bubbly and indoor seating; or Dhs 1,800 (soft drinks) or Dhs 2,500 (with bubbly) and outdoor seating. Asado’s Argentinean fiesta and Thiptara’s gala dinner offer a five-course meal, each priced at Dhs 1,900 (soft drinks) or Dhs 2,500 (with bubbly) seated indoors; and Dhs 2,900 (soft drinks) or Dhs 3,500 (with bubbly) seated outdoors. Or count down and watch the spectacular fountain show from FAI cocktail lounge and pay Dhs 1,000 per person including house beverages or Dhs 1,500 including bubbly. Finally, the New Year’s Day Brunch at Ewaan can be enjoyed for Dhs 450 (soft), Dhs 600 with house beverages or Dhs 750 with premium bubbly. Call 04-4287806. www.connector.ae

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DINING out

Takeaway your turkey... Warwick Dubai

Everyone wants to provide the best festive experience for their loved ones, but sometimes the stress of cooking can be quite daunting. Reduce the chaos in your kitchen by ordering your festive turkey with all the trimmings from Warwick Dubai. The perfect way to let you relax with your friends and family and just enjoy great food, the Warwick turkeys are available to order throughout the festive season from now until 31st December. If you are looking for something less traditional, you can opt for the mouth-watering roast leg of lamb and impressive Sushi Platters. Turkeys start from Dhs 499 with all the trimmings. Call 04-5069600 to order.

Nassima Royal Hotel

Enjoy Christmas brunch at home and take away a succulent roasted turkey and trimmings with prices starting from Dhs 690, catering for 8 to 10 guests. Call 04-3080000.

Moevenpick Ibn Battuta Gate

Enjoy a Christmas “Turk-Away� at Majlis Lobby Lounge from 10th to 26th December. For those who prefer more home-style lunch or dinner, the culinary team at Moevenpick Ibn Battuta Gate offers a traditional turkey with all the trimmings and homemade stuffing for take-away. Choose from two delicious options for a whole roast turkey with chestnuts, oven roasted potatoes, Brussels sprouts, glazed carrots, cinnamon pears, classic stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce. Priced at Dhs 650 for 7-8kg and Dhs 850 for 9-10kg; delivery charge of Dhs 150 (withinDubai only). Book early as stocks are limited. Minimum 72 hours in advance. Call 04-4445613 or visit dine.ibnbattuta@movenpick.com.

Jones the Grocer

Let Jones take care of the turkey with their festive turkey take away menu available for collection from select Jones the Grocer locations between 24th and 26th December. Prices start from Dhs 775. Visit ww.jonesthegrocer.com. 40 | DECEMBER Connector

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Perry & Blackwelder’s

JA Ocean View Hotel

Souk Madinat’s Perry & Blackwelder’s (P&B) brings you a takeaway turkey hamper with your choice of a 6kg or 11kg smoked turkey and a selection of four traditional sides. Desserts are available including Pecan Pie, Christmas Pudding and Mince Pies. Prices are Dhs 650 (6kg, serves 4-6 people) and Dhs 895 (11kg, serves 7-10 people). 48 hours’ notice is required when you place your order. Call 04-3666197.

If you are craving the comforts of home, JA Resorts & Hotels is offering a turkey take away option with all the trimmings. Available from Caffé Via and priced at Dhs 499 for 6kg and Dhs 599 for 8kg. Call 04-8145590.

Emirates Golf Club

The turkey takeaway at Emirates Golf Club includes roasted parsnips, glazed carrots, roast potatoes, Brussels sprouts and chestnut, sage and onion stuffing and a whole turkey (recommended for 10 people) for Dhs 550. Call 04-4179999.

Desert Palm Per Aquum

Desert Palm Per Aquum brings home the turkey with a turkey take away complete with trimmings priced at Dhs 650. Pay Dhs 100 delivery charge or collect it fresh from Epicure on either 24th or 25th December. Visit www.minorhotels.com/en/ peraquum/desert-palm.

InterContinental Hotels Dubai Festival City

Get stocked up and order a roasted grass fed beef strip loin (4kg beef) for Dhs 850 or a traditional roasted whole turkey (4kg) for Dhs 650 or (6kg) for Dhs 750. Both include all the trimmings and require at least 48 hours advance booking before collection between 21st and 31st December. In addition, the customised retail gift items and scrumptious takeaways make the perfect goodies additions. These are available from Choix Patisserie and Restaurant par Pierre Gagnaire throughout December. Call 04-7011136 or email restaurantreservation.dfc@ihg.com. www.connector.ae

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Dining out this month They’ve got it covered

Yalumba at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre have left nothing out with their delicious theme nights. Sunday Roast Night and Monday Mediterranean Night are each priced at Dhs 159 with soft drinks and Dhs 219 with selected house drinks; Tuesday Seafood Night is Dhs 259 with soft drinks; Wednesday Noche Latina is Dhs 219 with selected South American wines and PISCO based cocktails and Dhs 159 with soft drinks; and Thursday Bubbles & Vibes Evening Brunch is Dhs 159 with soft drinks, Dhs 249 with selected cocktails, selected wines, selected beers, and house spirits from 7.30pm to 10.30pm; and Dhs 499 with Taittinger Brut NV, selected wines and house beverages. Call 04-2170000.

Laid back Saturdays

Legends restaurant at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club offers the Laidback BBQ Pool Saturdays every Saturday from noon to 3.30pm. Each table receives a picnic basket filled with starters of bread, dips and spreads to share on arrival and then indulge in a delicious selection of barbecue meats and seafood cooked live on the outdoor terrace followed by a decadent dessert selection to end the meal. Cool off in the resort style swimming pool before or after the barbecue and enjoy views of Dubai Creek. This is priced at Dhs 185 with soft beverages, Dhs 350 with selected house beverages and Dhs 390 with selected house beverages and sparkling. Call 04-2956000.

Sharing is caring

Walnut Grove at City Walk offers that perfect midday break with a sharing platter of some of the most popular desserts, featuring the infamous Rainbow Cake, the must try Cannonut (a hybrid of a cannoli and donut) and the signature Red Velvet Cupcakes. The cake tasting board is priced at Dhs 95. Call 04-3444441 or visit www.walnutgrove.ae.

Food comes first

One of Dubai’s finest lunches, The Feast of Xahar at Pai Thai, the iconic waterfront dining destination at Jumeirah Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah, is now available for only Dhs 195 per person every Friday and Saturday. A high-end lunch concept running from noon to 3pm, this offers diners an extensive menu of Pai Thai’s award-winning cuisine. A ‘food comes first’ alternative to the plethora of beverage-based brunches across Dubai, enjoy unlimited ordering options of Thai classics such as Tom Yum Goong soup and GaengPanangTalay curry, all freshly made to order by Pai Thai’s Head Chef. Call 04-4323232 or email restaurants@jumeirah.com.

High tea

Head for At.mosphere Lounge at Burj Khalifa and enjoy a flavour of English tradition accented with French flair with a duo of exclusive afternoon tea experiences, accompanied by the relaxing strains of harpist Harjoot Singh and Artur Grigoryan on sax. La Gourmandise (traditional) is priced at Dhs 320 per person for non-window tables only; and the Luxurious Menu is Dhs 420 per person (non-window table), Dhs 490 per person (window table) and Dhs 650 per person including a bottle of sparkling beverage. Call 04-8883828 or email atmosphere@atmosphereburjkhalifa.com. 42 | DECEMBER Connector

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Back with a bang

The popular Urban Picnic Brunch is back every Friday at Vida Downtown Dubai so get back to spending your Friday indulging in poolside cabanas, chilled out beats, and the delicious spread of fresh food as you gather up your treats in your brunch basket. Prices are Dhs 295 inclusive of unlimited soft beverages and juices or Dhs 345 inclusive of unlimited selected beverages. Dhs 100 per person will be added to each package for booking a cabana by the pool. Call 04-8883444 or email dine@vida-hotels.com.

Feel good Fridays

Novikov at the Sheraton Grand Hotel invites you to The Brunch Club every Friday offering the best in food and a lively brunch atmosphere. A playful market theme features eight different interactive cooking stations, including delicate dim sum, authentic sushi and a lavish dessert and waffle station, complemented with a pop-up bar serving hand crafted beverages, such as Novikov’s unique organic dextoxers, designed to kick start a weekend of indulgence with revitalising ingredients. Packages range from Dhs 420 to Dhs 645 per head. Call 04-3888744.

Mid-week madness

Mint Leaf of London’s Wednesday Social is a stylish and sophisticated party with a classic Piccadilly vibe, where you can enjoy a relaxed evening of free flowing bubbles, cocktails and house beverages at M Lounge by Mint Leaf of London, in the heart of DIFC. From 5pm to 8pm enjoy a generous selection of house beverages at 50% off, or drop by for free flowing premium house beverages for Dhs 160 from 8pm to midnight. Call 04-7060900. www.connector.ae

Effortlessly cool

Sofitel The Palm launches Laguna Lounge, located in the heart of the property’s private beach and Polynesian surroundings and offering VIP Laguna cabanas and Laguna day beds and access to the resort’s private beach. Laguna Lounge offers light bites and sharing platters with signature punches for the perfect sundowner accompaniment. Open every day from 10am to midnight this is also a unique event destination for corporate and social events throughout the week. Call 04-4555656 or email dining.palmdubai@sofitel.com.

50 flavours of Vietnam

Bringing a refreshing twist to the weekend brunch concept, Shangri-La Hotel’s Hoi An features an unlimited selection of Vietnamese-style tapas freshly cooked to order, and accompanied with live Vietnamese music. Feast on a selection of 50 mouth watering versions of their best selling dishes and an interactive sharing hot pot in the middle of your table every Friday and Saturday for Dhs 145 food only, Dhs 175 with soft beverages or Dhs 265 inclusive of house beverages. In addition, feast on fresh oysters, king crab legs, lobster, crab, mussels, king prawns and a crab salad, available daily from 7pm to 11.30pm, for Dhs 575 for two people; or head for the Friday Surf & Turf Brunch, priced at Dhs 245 with soft beverages, Dhs 345 with house beverages or Dhs 590 including bubbly. Call 04-4052703. Connector DECEMBER | 43


GOOD food

NATURAL NUTRITION with Stephanie Pech

As I sat here, writing my final contribution for 2016, I cannot believe that the year is done and dusted. The holidays are just around the corner and everyone is already in a festive mood. So now let’s set the scene: The stockings are hung, the tree sparkles bright, and the cinnamon candle’s scent is wafting through the house. You are sitting by the tree holding a Gluhwein (Mulled Wine) in your hands, listening to ‘Last Christmas’ and the kids are playing. Then the smell of freshly baked cookies emerges from the kitchen, and everyone gathers round to enjoy a batch of homemade holiday cookies. But the real Christmas miracle here is that these sweets are healthier than usual. I do understand it’s totally time to splurge and enjoy a holiday treat (or seven!), so I thought I would make it a bit easier by providing some better-for-you options. May your holidays be filled with lots of laughter and plenty of good food. Happy Holidays, Steph x

Almond Coconut Cookies

Makes about 35-45 cookies ½ cup butter, softened ¼ cup coconut oil, at room temperature ¾ cup granulated coconut sugar 2 eggs, at room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 ¼ cups ground almonds ½ cup coconut flour ½ teaspoon baking soda Pinch fine grain salt Directions: In a large bowl mix the butter, coconut oil, and sugar. Beat until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla extract and mix until incorporated. In a separate bowl whisk the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, one cup at a time, mixing well after each addition until a dough forms. Form the dough into a ball 44 | DECEMBER Connector

and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes, or better overnight. Heat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper and set aside. Roll the dough on a flat surface sprinkled with coconut flour until about ¼-inch thick. Working quickly, cut cookies with cookies cutters and place on the lined baking trays. Bake for 14-15 minutes, until lightly golden. Let cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring - with the help of a spatula - to a cooling rack. Allow to cool fully before decorating. Store in an airtight container up to two weeks.

Chai Almond Butter Cookies Makes 20 - 25 cookies 1 cup quinoa flour 1 ½ cup almond flour ½ cup honey 2 tbsp coconut oil at room temperature 1 tsp baking powder Pinch salt

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Directions: Put quinoa flour, almond flour, baking powder and salt in blender such as Vitamix and mix well. Add honey and coconut oil, process until crumbly dough forms. I suggest that instead of adding all of the ½ cup honey at once you add the honey slowly, making sure the dough is and stays crumbly. Depending on the viscosity of the honey you use you may have to use less. It is important that the dough is crumbly, so you can cut cookies out of the dough. Form the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes, or better overnight. Heat oven to 300°F (175C). Lay parchment paper on the kitchen counter, put the dough in the middle and cover with another parchment paper on the top. Gently roll the dough in ¼ inch thickness. Using cookie cutter make 2 inches circles and place them on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Repeat until you have about 20 to 24 cookies. Bake for 14-15 minutes, until lightly golden. Let cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring - with the help of a spatula - to a cooling rack. Filling Chai-Spice Almond Butter ¾ cup unsweetened creamy almond butter 4 tbsp honey 6 cardamom pods 4 cloves ¼ tsp nutmeg ¼ tsp cinnamon powder Pinch of salt Directions: Grind cardamom, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon in spice grinder. Put almond butter and honey in a small sauce pan on very low heat and mix well. Add spice mix and salt. Let it cool at room temperature. To make cookie sandwich, spread chai spiced almond butter on one cookie with a butter knife. Press with another cookie. Store the cookies in a refrigerator.

Ginger Men Cookies

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½ tsp baking powder Pinch of salt 4 tsp ground ginger 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg 1 tbsp maca powder (optional) 2 tsp vanilla 2 free range eggs ⅔ cup melted coconut oil ½ cup pure maple syrup 4 tbsp blackstrap molasses Directions In a large bowl mix all dry ingredients and combine well. Whisk all wet ingredients in another bowl, adding the oil last to ensure it does not harden. Pour wet mix into dry mix and combine both until a dough forms - this mixture will be a lot stickier than normal dough. The dough does not need a lot of kneading simply get it into a well mixed ball. Form the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes, or better overnight. Pre heat your oven to 150°C. Lay parchment paper on the kitchen counter, put the dough in the middle and cover with another parchment paper on the top. Gently roll the dough in ¼ inch thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut out your ginger men. Place onto baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Bake for 14-15 minutes, until lightly golden. Let cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring with the help of a spatula - to a cooling rack. Allow to cool fully before decorating. Store in an airtight container up to two weeks. Stephanie is a Holistic Nutrition and Metabolic Balance Coach. Follow her on Instagram @Stephanie.Pech. Connector DECEMBER | 45


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HOME & garden

The party season is fast approaching and while everyone loves the idea of entertaining, it can actually be stressful and tiresome. With some advance planning and clever tricks on the day, you can not only host a great party, but enjoy it yourself! Think ahead… • Decide the date that best suits you and your guests. • Consider the weather - if you are thinking of an outdoor party, will it cause a problem if the weather isn’t ideal? Always have a ‘Plan B’ just in case. • Set up an online party invitation, i.e. through facebook. This saves you time and money on actual invitations and keeps you on top of who is coming. Send out a reminder a few days before so you don’t have last minute surprises. • Complete a checklist to determine your requirements and keep an eye on it to make sure you have not missed anything important. • Buy the things you need in advance and prep as much as you can leaving enough time for the last-minute things, you don’t want to be running around frantically on the day. • Establish a realistic working budget and stick to it. If you love to host, but money is tight, consider a pot luck where everyone contributes something to the menu. Ensure you monitor who’s bringing what so you don’t end up with 12 Christmas Puddings and no main course. • Consider a cocktail party, if the idea of a sit-down dinner seems too daunting. There are lovely selections of appetisers and canapes available, or you can always have these catered. Consider hiring a bar tender and waiters for an elegant touch. 46 | DECEMBER Connector

• Use all-white dishes - if you don’t have enough, you can borrow some from a friend. They do not need to match but the white will tie everything together. • Determine what you need to hire as this can take a lot of the pressure off. You can hire everything from dishware and glasses, to tables, chairs, sofas and bars. You can even rent plants and decorations to set the scene. • If you are having a sit-down dinner, decide on the style of your table setting and seating arrangements and mix the guests up if they don’t know each other for more fun. Make centerpieces in advance. • Think about the music, this can take some early effort but a few great playlists on the night can make or break a party and take your focus off what to play. Select music to suit the mood and enhance the theme. • Think about games. A games night is a great way to get friends together for some fun and celebration. This takes the pressure off you to keep everyone entertained and you can join the fun. In this case, a buffet style appetiser or casual dinner spread is a simpler way to go. • Prepare the food as much in advance as possible and start defrosting a day or two beforehand. • Plan what you are going to wear in advance and have it ironed and hanging on your door, ready to step into before your guests start arriving. www.connector.ae


On the day… First thing in the morning: • Receive deliveries such as cakes, rental furniture, dishware, marquee, etc. • Buy ice. Put it in cool boxes with the drinks about two to three hours beforehand or half an hour before if using open buckets. This frees up space in the fridge for food. • Sparkle! To make things easy, hire someone to come in and do a thorough clean so you don’t have to. Do not forget the bathrooms and outdoor areas, if your party is spilling out to the garden. Lay out candles, towels and hand soap and ensure there is plenty of tissue. Set the table. Do this first thing to make sure you have everything you need. Get the kids to help. Hopefully, you have followed our tips and have left yourself enough time to pamper yourself before the party. Have your hair and nails done and enjoy a cup of tea before you get dressed.

With thanks to Full Circle Design, call Vanessa on 052-4221670, email info@fullcircle-design.com or visit www.fullcircle-design.com.

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Kids’ NEWS Mathnasium

Mathnasium is offering a great opportunity for your kids this winter holiday! They have a full exciting programme that will cover the whole holiday period. Every day and for one hour throughout the week, kids will have the chance to improve their math skills and work on getting the head start in math they deserve. The winter holiday programme can be utilised for a week or two weeks or the whole period from the 17th December 2016 to 7th January 2017. Register before the 20th December to avail the 10% off on your second child enrolment. Mathnasium branches are located in Al Barsha, Jumeirah1, Knowledge Village, Motor City, Business Bay, International City, Green Community and Uptown Mirdif. Now open in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. Visit www.mathnasium.ae or email uae@mathnasium.com.

Jebel Ali Village Nursery

Jebel Ali Village Nursery operates a winter camp programme offering a full range of activities including, sports, arts and crafts, cookery, painting, music and movement and lots more. Plus, their huge outside play areas mean they can make the most of the winter sunshine. From outside picnics to inside dancing the winter programme operates at all 6 branches in Dubai as well as the newly opened branch in Motor City ensuring fun filled days for your little ones. Full or half day programmes available and you can sign up for one day or 10 from 18th December through to 31st December. Email info@javn.ae for more information. Call the Meadows branch on 04-4224222, JBR on 04-4243791, Polo Club on 04-3689882, Lakes on 04-4548404, Al Furjan on 04-5516335 or Motor City on 056-8531643. 50 | DECEMBER Connector

Combatting malnutrition

With one-ninth of the world’s population suffering from malnutrition (according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization), 15-year old Kunal Valrani, a student at the American School of Dubai, spent a year building a mobile app game to raise awareness about the disease in an attempt to eradicate it globally. After a year of research and development, Kunal has launched his own free mobile app game, Hungry Harry, to address the issue of malnutrition and promote healthy eating. Kunal spent 365 days coding, working with a nutritionist and enlisting advice from a website company to build an app that would make a difference in society. The objective of the game is to manoeuvre a character named Harry around the screen while collecting healthy foods and avoiding all the unhealthy ones. Before starting each level, all nutrition facts for each food type are displayed, providing the gamer with the required information to gather the ‘good’ and ignore the ‘bad’ foods. Gamers can even select from vegetarian and non-vegetarian food preferences. “I would like to continue using my skills to build apps and games that are for social good,” said Kunal. “My next game might focus on agriculture as I’m currently exploring Hydroponics, which is the method of growing plants without soil.” The Hungry Harry app is available as a free download via Google Play Store on Android and Apple App Store on iOS. www.connector.ae


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Easy household tasks can help children to learn to take responsibility and make decisions confidently. However, US research points out that even though 82% of parents had regular chores growing up, only 28% said that they now get their own kids to do them. So, to help you with this task, Helpling (www.helpling.ae), the online marketplace for household services in the Middle East, give you some easy tips: www.connector.ae


The biggest role model? You! How will your children learn to be tidy if the table is never clean after dinner or if there are shoes all over the hallway? Your example in daily activities will influence your children to follow you. Children won’t admit it, but in the end they are proud of helping the grownups to clean up. Step by step tasks Give your kids age-appropriate tasks. Toddlers can help young ones to order socks or organise things by colour and pattern. For school children you can give more serious tasks: make the bed each morning and keep the desk in order. Also start making decisions together. For example, take your kids to the weekly grocery shopping and involve them in the decision-making about what to buy and afterwards cook. Ensure that your child’s room has enough space to place boxes and storage for toys. You can also define a topic for each corner, just like in kindergarten: left you have the reading and cosy corner, to the right is the dress up area and in the middle can be the playground.

Order is a key factor for children’s early years Every child needs order and structure to learn. Learning through the active cleaning of their own room will help kids not only to stay tidy, but also to take responsibility. For example, make the little ones point out, together with you, where is Teddy’s place in their room. They will be more likely to remember it and put him in the right place every night before going to bed. www.connector.ae

Four practical cleaning tips: • Use clear instructions: “Please clean up” - these words have no effect. Refine your request to “Please put the CDs back on the shelf and put Teddy to bed, now”. The more concrete your request, the more effective it will be. • The room can be clean but does not need to be sterile, after all it is a place to play. Instead, you can determine an art space to put children’s work, so they can feel proud of their creations. Find a place to hang the drawings or a corner with all the lego sculptures. • There is no need to define a specific place for each toy. Rather, have a few large boxes to place the majority of toys. • Rituals help. For example, you can have everyday rules like “before dinner all things need to be back in place”. Defining these rituals is helpful to everyone and can work well to give children a good example. Connector DECEMBER | 53


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Children, fitness and you It’s no secret that nutrition and an active lifestyle are both key factors of raising a healthy child. However, feeding picky eaters and disciplining them with a healthy routine comprising of right foods and exercise can be challenging. It is essential that a nutrition and fitness regime begins when we are young as the foundation for healthy adulthood and our attitude towards food and fitness is built very early in life. The benefits of physical activity for children go beyond healthy growth and development. An active child will have an improved self-esteem and a better social interaction with friends. Even simple activities like swimming, field games and dancing; that you can do with your kids will improve their resistance, flexibility and strength. Also, variety in exercise and physical activities is the key to ensure development of strength, promote strong bones, muscles, good posture and in general help them lead a healthy lifestyle. A definite winner at getting exercises done while having fun is the Fitness First exclusive - XFit for kids. Comprising of activities built around the seven primal movements consisting of squats, lunges, push, pull, bend, twist and gait; qualified coaches ensure they are fitness sessions without disciplining like one. To help improve the three main pillars of physical fitness, strength, endurance and flexibility. It is proven that kids who eat nutritious food, do better in school. But coming up with healthy and interesting recipes that children will actually eat is a task. A healthy meal should combine nutrientrich foods from several food groups to supply protein, fat and carbohydrates needed to sustain energy and concentration for several active hours. Nutrition affects your child’s brain and concentration; so, providing them with foods from each of the five food groups 54 | DECEMBER Connector

(milk and dairy products, vegetables, fruit, grains and meat) will help them throughout their busy and active days. Essential fats like Omega-3 fatty acids are really important for the development and proper maintenance of the brain. It can be absorbed from a range of sources that include mackerel, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds sardines, chia seeds, walnuts, anchovies, Omega 3 rich eggs, tuna steak, and salmon. Bones are the framework of your child’s growing body. Calcium, the most abundant mineral in the body, maximises bone growth and shores up the skeleton during childhood and beyond. A small but significant amount of calcium in the bloodstream is needed for a normal heartbeat, blood clotting, and muscle function. Children need adequate calcium every day and many kids actually do not get enough for their nutritional needs. Fruit and vegetables are rich in nutrients including antioxidant Vitamins A and C, folate, fibre, and potassium. They are also low in calories. Berries, apples, pears, and bananas are great to eat on the go and can be grabbed for a quick and filling nutritious meal. Iron helps to combat dangerous diseases like anaemia. Include sources like red meat, egg yolks, potatoes, tomatoes, beans, molasses, and raisins. It is also advisable to encourage kids to drink citrus juice or eat other foods high in Vitamin C to increase the body’s absorption of iron. Although green vegetables contain lots of iron, in many vegetables it comes in a form that is difficult for our body to absorb, but Vitamin C helps. Vitamin D too is vital and can obtained through eating fish, alfalfa and mushrooms, or even by spending enough time in the sun. It promotes bone and muscle growth in children, and a deficiency has been shown to stunt growth and cause weight gain in teenage girls. You should also devise meal plans to include lots of protein from meat, eggs, tofu and legumes. Proteins provide an essential building block that every child’s body needs in order to grow. At least one (but preferably www.connector.ae


two) of your child’s meals each day should include a high quality protein. A regular zinc intake with chocolate, peanuts, eggs, peas, asparagus and supplements should be ensured as zinc deficiency could cause stunted growth in children. Start off their nutritious meal plans with these quick and easy recipes: Breakfast Egg Muffin Ingredients: 3 whole eggs - Omega 3 rich Mixed vegetables of your choice (onions, capsicums, mushrooms, parsley, mint) 1 table spoon of whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon of baking soda Salt and pepper to taste Preparation: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray muffin cups with cooking spray. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Add the other ingredient and mix accordingly. Ladle the egg mixture into prepared muffin cups to about ¾-full. Bake for 15-30 minutes.

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Fish Fingers Ingredients: 500g of white fish fillet or salmon fillet 2 tablespoon of flour 1 table spoon of corn starch 1 teaspoon of cumin ½ cup of bread crumbs 1 table spoon vegetable oil Salt and pepper to taste Preparation: Cut the fish fillet into rectangle slices. Mix the flour, corn starch, salt and cumin with water until sticky mixture is formed add the fish to the mixture marinate in about 1 hour, so that the fish strips absorb the mixture well. Remove the fish from the mixture and roll them in the bread crumbs. Meanwhile brush the baking pan with some oil, transfer the fish to the baking pan and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden. With thanks to Fitness First visit www.fitnessfirstme.com.

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ANIMAL magic

Celebrating 20 years

Modern Veterinary Clinic would like to thank the community for allowing them to care for your pets for 20 wonderful years. Your trust and faith for them as your ‘petatrician’ has allowed them to grow Modern Veterinary Clinic into a family orientated veterinary clinic offering all the facilities required to look after your pet’s health. In return for their clients’ loyalty, with the support of Idexx combo tests and in conjunction with the Bin Kitty Collective group, they are giving 20 days of complimentary TNR’s inclusive of FIV and FELV testing supporting the local stray cat control programme during the month of December. Bookings can either be made through the Bin Kitty Collective group facebook page directly through MVC reception on 04-3953131. Terms and conditions apply.

Four legged fun

Pets Festival is an educational and entertaining animal fair designed to raise awareness about animal welfare and to educate about pet products, pet food, pet fashion, pet health, pet training and all pet services. To keep both animals and humans happy, the event will also have competitions for dogs, pet fashion and awards for entrants to strut their stuff. Pet Festival takes place at Rugby Park, Dubai Sports City from 9am to 9pm on Friday 9th December. Visit www.petfestival.ae.

Interact with robotic sharks

There are two awesome tech additions at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. Already home to the world’s first interactive digital shark cage, the aquarium now welcomes three interactive robotic sharks, and the world’s first 80-metre long transparent LED screen. The sophisticated 3D technology behind the robotic sharks allows them to approach and interact with the public, whilst a high definition 15.4” touch screen allows guests to easily interact with the robots, as they act as guides offering valuable information to visitors, sharing insights into the aquarium and assisting in the purchasing of tickets. The robots can also interact with one another, adding to the entertainment and excitement of the visitors. The transparent LED screen runs the length of the main aquarium tank and offers a ‘sneakpeak’ of all of the wonders on show within Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, including otters, King Croc, Shark Week and much more. Visit www.thedubaiaquarium.com or call 04-4485200. 56 | DECEMBER Connector

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Furry friends

Looking for a home To meet any of the beautiful cats, kittens and puppies looking for their forever home, email info@38smiles.com.

Meet Trish Trish is 2 years old, spayed, fully vaccinated and microchipped. Trish was rescued with a badly broken tail that had to be amputated. She has fully recovered after the surgery and has turned into a beautiful tortie bob tail cat. Trish is quite happy as an only cat, she likes to watch the world go by through the window, cuddle in bed and receive all the attention possible!

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Meet Lulu Grumpy cat Lulu is a very quiet and little shy kitty. This two year old likes to just chill and watch the world go by. She would be best suited in a quiet home that can offer her safety and her own space. Kids are not something that Lulu is familiar with and most likely are not something she will like. Lulu is good with other cats as long as they are not dominant.

I’m Cleo. I was rescued from outside my foster family’s home from the bully cats that were picking on me when I was just a tiny kitten. I’m not very big still, but I’ve got a huge personality. I’m called Cleo after Cleopatra because I have the most amazing eye markings. I play fetch and I’m excellent at football too! I’m neutered and vaccinated and just waiting for you to treat me like the Egyptian princess I know I really am!

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Meet Angel Angel is an adorable young cat. He loves attention and will make sure to remind you he is around; a stroke, a cuddle or a little kiss and he’s happy! Angel is quite playful and gets along well with other cats. However, he needs to be introduced slowly to the resident cat/cats, as he takes time to trust and get over his fear and not be afraid of them. Angel is easy going and will make the perfect addition to any family.

Meet Georgie & Luba - two peas in a pod! Georgie and Luba are two of the most amazingly adorable cats one can meet. Luba was rescued as a kitten along with her siblings and mum (all of whom have been adopted long time ago). Georgie was found as a kitten wandering the streets. The pair met in their foster home and since then have been inseparable. Georgie and Luba a soul mates, they do everything together and perfectly complete each other. They have soft and gentle personalities, they like to curl up and cuddle together but also play sit on the sofa www.connector.ae

I’m Elvis I’m Elvis and I’m a hunk of burning love all for you! I was found outside a cafe with my eye closed, but luckily, I don’t have any long term damage from my run in with a car. I lost a tooth though so my lip gets caught sometimes giving me the classic Elvis sneer. I have the softest coat and the cuddliest personality - I love to hook my paws around a hand when I’m carried. I’m neutered and vaccinated and looking for my forever home. So don’t be cruel, because I just want to be your teddy bear. Love me tender and I’ll be loving you eternally!

and watch TV next to their human. These two will make the perfect pets for: first time cat owners; an owner that works long hours; family with other cat/cats; family with older children; or elderly owners. Georgie and Luba have been waiting more than 2 years to find their FOREVER home TOGETHER, are you their happy ever after? The strong bond Georgie and Luba share will help them settle much faster into their new home and will also give the new owner a peace of mind. They promise twice the love and twice the cuddles and only ask for safe and loving forever home. Connector DECEMBER | 59


BEAUTY & bodycare With more than 50 years of experience and sound research, Maria Galland is known globally as one of the leading European skincare brands with more than 10,000 beauty salons, beauty farms, pharmacies and day spas in over 40 countries. Maria Galland offers a range of customised skincare treatments designed to target many different skin conditions. The products offer maximum flexibility through customised treatments while delivering potent ingredients for skin that is nourished, radiant and glowing with vitality. Make someone’s grooming wishes come true with these fabulous styling products from Eideal. The Curl Guru creates instant beach waves by using it as a curling wand but it also doubles as a hot brush for a salon worthy blow-dry at home. While the Geenie is the new, innovative and eco friendly flat iron. The world’s first smart iron and is the ultimate hair companion. Reaching to 230 degrees, the germanium coated plates glide effortlessly through the hair producing waves, curl and silky straight locks.

Editor’s

In this season of gift giving frenzy, Lush have planned ahead for you with a whole selfpreserving Naked range for a Lush-ie Christmas!

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In celebration of The Body Shop’s 40th anniversary and life-long dedication to campaigning against animal testing, this year they are foregoing the mistletoe and mince pies to bring their fiercest festive celebration to date. Whether you sre a man or a monkey, everyone should be free to find love. Losing their habitats has made it tricky for isolated animals to find a mate. A Bio-Bridge is a natural corridor that reconnects damaged habitats allowing critically endangered animals. So for every specially selected gift you buy this Christmas The Body Shop will help protect endangered creatures and restore 1 square metre of rainforest.

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Celebrate generosity and being thoughtful, give someone a treat because they made you laugh this morning. Because you love them. Because something made you think of them. Because you’re grateful. Each Jo Malone London Just Because gift comes with a note card for your personal message and is wrapped with a special patterned ribbon and an eye-catching sticker.

Marc Jacobs decadence one eight k edition is an invitation to indulge in luxury. Inspired by 18 karat gold, the limited edition bottle and packaging design captures the unexpected contradiction of classic elegance and ultimate glamour.

PICKS This holiday season, celebrate the season’s favourite moments with the quintessential Bath & Body Works holiday collection - Holiday Traditions. Back and better than ever, this collection of fragrances boasts fan favourites, like Vanilla Bean Noel and Winter Candy Apple, and new fragrances that are sure to delight.

Balmessence.com is the online boutique for authentic natural and organic beauty products. Each product has been carefully chosen for the quality, potency and authenticity of its natural or organic ingredients, as well as its sophisticated beauty-boosting benefits. Mitchell and Peach, whose eco-chic perfume, bath and body products are hand-blended in England using the finest natural ingredients, is the perfect Christmas gift. Loved by celebrities, these sophisticated products with a heavenly scent are luxuriously packaged in pearlescent peach silk boxes, making them the ideal gifts for any special occasion. www.connector.ae

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Semi-permanent brows @ Chloe Walsh at Browz BEFORE

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Why is it hair only grows where you don’t want it to and not where you do want it to? Overplucking when I was a teen left me with thin eyebrows and after I moved to Dubai an overzealous threading left me with virtually none. It wasn’t too bad when I was wearing make-up, but without it I was definitely lacking in the brow department. The idea of a permanent tattoo terrified me and until recently I thought I was doomed to be drawing them on forever. Then I heard about Chloe Walsh. Originally from the UK where she owns her own beauty salon, Chloe is a fully qualified and experienced Brow Artist, after initially training in HD Brows and being one of the first salons to offer the specialist treatment, she realised that not everybody could achieve perfect brows using wax and tint. She trained with Nouveau Contour under the tuition of Karen Betts to become a qualified Cosmetic Permanent Make Up Artist specialising in eyebrows.

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result. After we had agreed on the size Tr and shape she then helped me choose the colour which suited my skin best. A topical numbing cream was applied about 15 minutes prior to my appointment, then continually throughout the treatment. Chloe uses both a machine and microblading techniques to create the best look. The whole process took about an hour and while there were a few uncomfortable moments it honestly wasn’t painful. I went home and kept applying a cream to sooth the area for a few days. Then one month later I went back for my retouch.

What are the results?

Just utterly fantastic! I have eyebrows again, they’ve totally changed the shape of my face, given me the confidence to go without make-up again and knocked a couple of years off me. They look natural enough so that people who don’t know me don’t even notice and people who do know me think they’re amazing! The results can last between 6 months and 18 months – depending on your skin and other factor such as how much time you spend in the sun. I will definitely be keeping this up and plan on a retouch in around 6 to 8 months.

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The full set of brows with touch up is priced at Dhs 3,500. For more information, visit www.chloewalshcmua.com. Call Chloe Walsh on 055-6770860; or Browz Salon 04-3214828 or visit www.browz.ae. -L. C. www.connector.ae


Silhouette Soft @ Dr Kayle Aesthetic Clinic We can’t turn back the clock but we can give our face a helping hand, and I thought I would pay Dr Dany Kayle a visit, having heard some great reviews about him. Dr Kayle is a highly qualified Plastic Surgeon and has run his own private practice in the UAE for over 15 years. He specialises in a wide range of cosmetic services ranging from mini-facelifts to major body contouring. I had noticed an increased sagging jaw line and jowls with age. I wanted my jaw line lifted but was hesitant about undergoing a facelift. During the consultation with Dr Dany at his elegant clinic in Jumeirah, he explained to me that the changes that occur in the shape of our face and neck as we age are due to alterations in facial skin strength and elasticity together with fat, bone and cartilage loss. As we age we start to lose collagen, and our skin starts to migrate downwards resulting in flattened cheeks, nasolabial folds and a sagging jaw line. It was suggested that due to my age (over 65) and my skin condition, that I was actually more of a surgical candidate than a candidate for a non-surgical procedure, but as I was looking for a quick fix with a lot of events coming up, I wanted to have something that was going to give me an immediate but discreet improvement. Dr Dany therefore suggested that I try the Silhouette Soft thread lift. Silhouette Soft is made in the USA and its main component is Poly-l-lactic acid which has been used for many years in various medical fields such as cardiology. It comes in the form of reabsorbable sutures with re-absorbable bidirectional cones, and its development was based on six years www.connector.ae

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What’s involved?

Under local anaesthetic small sutures were inserted under my skin with a micro needle. The sutures contain a state of the art suspension cone that holds the skin in position once it has been lifted. The procedure took about 30 minutes, was completely painless and I only felt a slight pulling. Dr Dany talked me through the procedure and I was completely relaxed throughout.

What are the results?

This 30-minute procedure with no incision is a minimally invasive treatment with minimal downtime and recovery. The procedure instantly took at least 10 years off me, according to everyone I saw post-procedure. There was an initial slight discomfort with a little stinging and pulling sensation, but this disappeared within a few days. Two weeks later and my neck and jaw line look so toned in comparison and the results are still improving. The Silhouette Soft thread lift gives an immediate, discreet and natural lift and the effects last up to 18 months. I can highly recommend it. For prices and further details, call 04-3306611 or visit www.drkayle.com. -P. R. Connector DECEMBER | 63


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When working with weak and thinning hair, the first line of defence is to start with the scalp. And as the weather gets cooler, having a healthy scalp that is not dry, itchy or flaky is essential for maintaining the health of your hair. With Crescina’s Re-Growth HSFC 1300 Shampoo, tackling hair fall caused by physiological conditions such as dry weather becomes easier. Developed by the leading Swiss cosmetic research centre, LaboCosprophar Suisse, the Crescina Re-Growth HSFC 1300 Shampoo is made with a unique Swiss patented formula that is designed to protect and moisturise your scalp and hair. While ingredients like Propylene Glycol, a noncarcinogenic and non-toxic chemical substance, helps act as a humectant to prevent the hair from becoming dehydrated, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein binds with oils to preserve a healthy scalp that is not too dry, thereby making the shampoo safe for even an allergy-prone and sensitive scalp. Apart from maintaining the scalp’s health, the shampoo is also capable of stimulating natural hair growth and in replacing damaged Keratin in your hair through active ingredients such as Cysteine, Lysine, Glycoprotein and Hydrolyzed Keratin Protein. Distributed in the UAE by IDS Al Ittihad Drug Store (www.ids.ae). For more information, visit www.labosuisse.com.

The lovely label.m hair pamper gift set is packed fully with a variety of hair must-haves for both men and women. From deluxe treatment sets to label.men grooming kits, A-List inspired hair styling products to the best-selling shampoo and conditioner duos, everything needed is included to keep tresses looking flawless and fabulous. The Brightening Blonde range is included in the lustlist of hair products. It incorporates a shampoo, conditioner and a nourishing balm. Together, the three-step system adds strength, fights fade and reduces brassiness for natural and chemically assisted blonde hair. Another favourite added to the label.m pamper pack are the styling products, the Sleek Blow Out Cream and Blow Out Spray, which ultimate hair protection, volume and glamorous finish. All of the above products are available at Toni&Guy UAE: DIFC, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Dubai and Al Bandar, Abu Dhabi. For further information on Toni&Guy, visit www.toniandguyuae.com.

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Toni&Guy is giving one Connector reader the chance to win a label.m pamper pack. Simply answer the following question by 29th December 2016. Note: Prizes must be collected by 1st March 2017. To enter visit www.connector.ae or www.facebook.com/ connectordubai.

For weak and thinning hair the first line of defence is to start with… a) the head b) the scalp c) your hair

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The award-winning spa and salon recently launched a new, on-trend treatment - cupping therapy, which is an ancient form of Chinese medicine. The 90-minute Cup Kiss full body massage has an abundance of health and slimming benefits, including helping to ease pain and inflammation, encouraging blood flow and boosting relaxation. In addition to this, the Cup Kiss full body massage also drains toxins and helps reduce cellulite. The December Treatment of the Month, the Raspberry and Cranberry Treatment Mani/ Pedi involves a skin wrap, exfoliation (sugar body scrub) and moisturiser in addition to the regular manicure and pedicure. With Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin E and Aloe Vera extracts, it leaves skin sumptuously smooth, and nails polished to perfection. With 28 branches located across the emirates, Tips & Toes is the UAE’s largest and most successful chain of beauty salons and spas. From employing the most talented technicians and therapists to providing a plethora of the finest services, Tips & Toes is committed to delivering a five-star service and spa treatments at prices that are accessible to all. For further information on Tips & Toes, visit www.tipsandtoes.com or call 04-3990550.

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Dr Rita Rakus Red Carpet Facial @ Willow Stream Spa, The Fairmont I’ve reached that stage of my life where I love (and appreciate) a good anti-ageing treat! But I also like them to be non-invasive so when I heard Fairmont The Palm had partnered with London’s leading rejuvenation and anti-ageing aesthetic treatment pioneer, Dr Rita Rakus, to bring three exclusive therapies at the Willow Stream Spa I was all ears!

What’s involved?

The Red Carpet Facial starts with the Hydra Facial using the patented Vortex Fusion technology which detoxifies and rejuvenates through a four-step programme. My skin was cleansed, then a mild glycolic peel was used, a serum was applied for the pigmentation and finally hyaluronic acid to boost moisture. This was the perfect start for the BTL Exilis, a state-of-the-art radio frequency based system for skin tightening. It firms and strengthens the collagen network to deliver anti-ageing benefits. The therapist applied a gel then worked the machine round my eyes. While it does get hot it’s not uncomfortable at all. As the last step the famous Dr Levy Switzerland products were applied.

What are the results?

My skin looked refreshed, super hydrated, brighter and the fine lines were plumped up; there was nothing this facial didn’t do! Are you going to argue with instant results with zero downtime and no side effects - no me neither!

How much?

The Red Carpet Facial is priced at Dhs 1,800. Available by appointment only, call 04-4573388, email palm.willowstream@fairmont.com or visit www.fairmont.com/palm-dubai/willowstream/. -L. C. Connector DECEMBER | 65


HEALTH & fitness

Winter wellness For those looking to swap the Christmas bulge for a healthier start to the New Year, Health and Fitness Travel, the leading specialists in wellness holidays worldwide, share their top 10 ultimate winter wellness retreats. Offering healthy holidays around the world, from yuletide yoga to seasonal stress relief and festive fitness escapes; make a break with tradition and embrace the gift of winter wellness.

‘Tis the Season to Surf: Bali Komune Resort Yoga & Surf

Santa’s moved to Bali, time to paddle out and join him for a spot of seasonal surfing. Escape this winter to the beachside brilliance of Komune Resort, near the famous Keramas reef break. With private and group surfing classes, Santa’s Surfing Helpers will soon have beginners standing up and experienced surfers improving their technique. Stretch out any postsurfing tightness with unlimited yoga classes

and experience other active Bali adventures, from white water rafting to volcano hiking. Emerge as a rejuvenated reindeer and begin the New Year a happier and healthier you.

Seasonal Stress Relief: Spain Marbella Club De-Stress Emotional Rebalance

The New Year is famed for new starts. Begin your journey as you rejuvenate during a period of seasonal stress relief at Marbella Club, set along the ‘Golden Mile’ of southern Spain. With a healthy dose of Mediterranean sunshine, life coaching sessions and relaxing thalassotherapy spa treatments, you’ll soon find yourself letting go of stress and morphing into a more balanced being. Combined with a range of complimentary group classes, including yoga, meditation and beach workouts, you’ll be sure to have a freeing festive season.

Yuletide Yoga: Thailand Kamalaya Yoga Synergy

Give yourself the gift of winter wellness during a holiday of yuletide yoga at Kamalaya in Thailand. With one-to-one yoga sessions tailoured to suit your goals and skills, this specialist yoga retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced yogis alike. Including instruction in asana (physical posture), pranayama (breathing) and meditation, start your New Year feeling physically renewed and mentally inspired. As well as daily yoga practice, allow your body to be nurtured with Ayurveda spa therapies from experienced Indian therapists.

New You Nutrition: Italy Ti Sana Basic - Slimming Relaxing or Energising Ditch the post party hangover and embrace a nutritious new you on an organic vegan detox retreat, set in a countryside estate in Northern Italy. The aim is to improve the wellbeing of those who put a daily strain on their liver through an unhealthy diet, you will learn from the best during educational nutrition and 66 | DECEMBER Connector

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cooking sessions. With Ti Sana’s trademark personalised approach, embrace the choice of three spa treatment routes (slimming, relaxing or energising) to get exactly what you want this Christmas and return home feeling a whole new you.

Festive Fitness: Oman Zighy Bay Sense of Functional Fitness

Bring some festivity to your fitness regime this winter on a Christmas bloat busting escape at Zighy Bay. Surrounded by mountains and set within its own secluded bay on the Musandam Peninsula of Oman, be one step ahead of the New Year fitness frenzy with personal training sessions, determined by an initial private fitness consultation, to produce a dynamic fitness journey. Recover with reviving spa treatments or take your Arabian adventure up a gear with additional activity options including paragliding and mountain biking.

Merry Mindfulness: Bali Maya Ubud Spiritual Journey

Explore the realms of merry mindfulness this Christmas, as you reconnect with yourself and the world around you on a spiritual journey in Bali. Wake up beneath the rainforest canopy and rouse your senses with morning yoga and meditation sessions. Down by the river, relax to the sound of flowing water during a therapeutic massage or flower bath at the award-winning spa. Discover more of the natural beauty of Bali on excursions to a local village, temple and orphanage, and open your mind to the positivity of the upcoming year.

Winter Wonderland Wellness: Switzerland The AlpinaGstaad Ski & Spa

Guarantee yourself the white Christmas you’ve been dreaming of at the stunning AlpinaGstaad in the Swiss Alps. Escape to this winter wonderland and perfect those parallel turns as you enjoy skiing across five nearby ski areas in the Gstaad Region. Off the slopes, keep active with ice skating before rejuvenating with a selection of holistic treatments at the luxury Six Senses Spa. In the evening, venture into www.connector.ae

the wine cellar and enjoy delicious cuisine with stunning views of the glacier.

Holistic Holiday Season: India Ananda Rejuvenation

Reconnect in India this winter on a holistic holiday set in the secluded serenity of the Himalayas. Reduce stress with Ananda’s ancient Indian Ayurveda therapies and regain the balance of a healthier lifestyle with tailored Ayurvedic cuisine. Begin Christmas Day with a personal yoga session and mountain trek, before swapping the traditional turkey for a cooking lesson. Enjoy a healthier, more relaxing winter holiday, where your comfort is the focus, and your wellbeing the philosophy.

Seasonal Solos: St Lucia TheBodyHoliday

Escape the winter cold and soak up the sunshine on a solo friendly healthy holiday in St Lucia. With a hosted singles table every evening and an array of group fitness classes; this all-inclusive wellness retreat is ideal for solo travellers looking to escape the family drama this Christmas. Start the New Year getting back on the fitness ladder with sports and activities, including personal training sessions, tennis, scuba diving and yoga. Unwind in the award-winning spa and welcome the New Year feeling rejuvenated.

Cleansing Christmas Detox: Thailand Phuket Cleanse Detox & Fitness

If this year has been tough on your body, give it the Christmas gift of replenishment with a cleansing winter detox in Thailand. Combining invigorating detox cuisine with fitness activities, boost your cleanse with TRX training, beach boot camp sessions and yoga. Experience the benefits of a healthy detox with raw and vegan cuisine, paired with cleansing detox juices. Learn from wellness workshops and healthy food preparation classes, to end the year in your healthiest condition yet, ready to beat the winter blues at every corner. For more information, visit www.healthandfitnesstravel.com. Connector DECEMBER | 67


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Guaranteed weight loss Working on weight loss and you need some fast results? Is it hard for you to lose weight and maintain your loss? Then you probably are resorting to some fad diets which attract you as a fast weight loss solution. Let me save you some time: Skip those fad diets and head towards healthier options with a guaranteed weight loss that can last for a long time. Losing weight comes to a very simple equation, if you eat more calories than you burn you will end up gaining weight, and if you eat less calories than you burn you will lose weight. That’s easy right? Then why don’t we lose weight this easily? It all comes to the fact that our bodies react differently to calories and food over time. If you lose a kilogram or so for the first week of your diet, this doesn’t mean that you will keep on losing a kilogram every week. 68 | DECEMBER Connector

Eventually, this weight loss will decline and you will need to cut more calories and incorporate exercise in your daily routine for weight loss results. For a healthy weight loss with guaranteed results, you should follow a balanced diet that includes all the food groups - grains, milk, proteins, vegetables, fruits, oils - with the suitable quantity of macro (carbohydrates, proteins and fat) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). The balanced diet should include 50% carbohydrates in different forms such as breads, grains, 25% proteins and 25% healthy fats. www.connector.ae


Below are some tips that will make you lose weight in a healthy way. • Aim for your daily caloric intake to be slightly less than or equal to your metabolism, a deficit of 500 calories per day will make you lose 1 kg per week. • Choose your food wisely. • Make 50% of your carbohydrate intake per day as whole grains. They will make you feel full as they are high in fibre, will regulate your blood cholesterol and sugar, and will provide you with a variety of vitamins and minerals. • Go for lean proteins, choose lean cuts of red meat, turkey breast, chicken breast, and incorporate beans and peas, which are high in proteins, in your meals. • Go for low fat or skimmed dairy products like milk and yoghurt. • Choose healthy oils and use them in moderation, such as olive oil, canola oil, fish oil that which are rich in omega 3 and omega 6. Cut down on butter, margarine and fried foods. • Eat a lot of fresh vegetables (4-5 cups a day), they contain lots of vitamins, minerals and fibre, in turn making you feel full, especially if you consume them before your main meal. • Drink 8-10 cups of water per day. Drink a cup of water whenever you feel hungry, sometimes your brain mistakes thirst for hunger. • Stop eating before you feel full; it takes the brain 20 minutes to realise that the stomach is full. • Keep a journal to record www.connector.ae

what you are eating on a daily basis; this will make you monitor the quantity and quality of your food intake. • Incorporate exercise in your daily routine, go mostly for cardio exercise to burn this excess fat, and then try some weight lifting exercise to maintain your muscles. Losing weight in a healthy and sustainable weight does not happen overnight; it requires patience and commitment and cannot be executed with extreme diets that leave you starving and weak and that promise fast results. The above powerful ways will help you achieve lasting weight loss and develop a healthy relationship with food. With thanks to Reem Abdallah, Assistant Dietician, Health Factory.

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Eliminate stress for sound sleep Stress has become an inevitable part of our lives, from professional demands, to our personal lives, to even the snarling traffic conditions on roads; we let stress take over which in turn takes a serious toll on our health.

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ven if it is just our response to daily lives, too much stress can make us tense, anxious and can very well cause sleep deprivation. “Stress causes over-activity of the Cortisol System resulting in hypervigilance, increases in the Sympathetic Nervous system (our fight, flight, fright reaction) resulting in suppression of our normal sleep initiation processes - for example suppressing Melatonin secretion�, 70 | DECEMBER Connector

says Dr Irshaad Ebrahim of The London Sleep Centre Dubai. It is therefore not surprising that when we are stressed we lose sleep. Sleep difficulties related to stress include insomnia (difficulty in falling asleep) and/or staying asleep/and waking too early. This is usually associated with poor quality sleep and daytime symptoms of tiredness and lethargy. Sleep is an important ritual of our daily lives that keeps us healthy, mentally sharp and lets www.connector.ae


us cope with challenges effectively. “Left unchecked, long term stress can result in chronic sleep disruption leading to anxiety and depression and associated dysfunction of our immune system”, remarks Dr Irshaad Ebrahim.

How will you know that you are stressed?

There are a lot of symptoms and common signs that we do notice but fail to understand that it is nothing else but stress. Depression, sleep problems, anxiety, tension, poor concentration and apathy among many others are signs that need to be tackled. When such conditions go unnoticed and untreated for long period, it can hamper health and affect our wellbeing. Moreover stress and sleep deprivation are so closely linked that it is never easy to detect whether stress caused you sleep deprivation or vice-versa. No matter what the causes of both, a good behavioural and sleep programne should be planned to ensure a healthy life and routine.

If you are missing out on sleep due to stress then keep a check on the following:-

1. Over indulgence: We have been tuned to become workaholics and often carry work way beyond the boundaries of our work place. This can be taking assignments home to work on during the night, attending to official calls even after ending a hectic work day and even thinking about the next day’s work pace while trying to fall asleep. If you find yourself still trying to solve problems at the end of the day, and the thoughts won’t seem to leave your mind, this can disrupt your sleep in the middle of the night as you transition between sleep stages. 2. Caffeine: People under stress tend to consume significant amounts of caffeine to get a boost that gets them going or helps them make it through the day. Caffeine can actually intensify stress levels and significantly affect the amount and quality of sleep you get. Don’t let excessive cups of coffee become a habit to get you through a demanding work day. 3. Extremely busy routines: We all are human www.connector.ae

beings and should work only as much our physical and mental wellbeing allow. Over scheduling a day with more than you can handle is bound to cause stress and rob the time you actually need to dedicate to sleep. Lack of sleep will impact your potential of functioning at your best. 4. Anxiety: We tend to think about the worst consequences in the event of inability to perform. There is no doubt that each of us want to deliver the best results at work but it is equally important to understand that your performance is related to stress, sleep and anxiety. The more anxious you get thinking about work deadlines, the more it interferes with your sleep thereby affecting performance expectations.

Here’s what you can do to optimise minimum sleep hours required in a day to stay healthy and stress-free:

• Keep worry and stress outside the bedroom. • Never watch TV, make calls or surf the internet before you sleep. • Do not indulge in heavy meals, drink plenty of water throughout the day and have your dinner at least three hours before you intend to sleep. • Establish a regular sleep-wake up schedule and never veer away from it, no matter the work urgency. • Exercise regularly but never too close to bed time. • Avoid taking naps to ensure a sound seven to eight hours of night-time sleep. • Practice relaxation techniques like Yoga or Meditation before you sleep. • And finally if nothing works, visit a sleep specialist. There is no harm in seeking help to maintain a healthy work-life balance in order to keep stress and sleep deprivation at bay. Multiple wake-ups and inability to sleep are worrisome and can be tackled by managing stress. Manage them now before stress starts managing your daily routines. With thanks to The London Sleep Centre Dubai. Visit www.londonsleepcentre.ae. Connector DECEMBER | 71


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Dental treatment @ Confident Dental & Skin Care Clinic Like many people, I am not comfortable visiting the dentist. In need of a crown after the old one broke off, it was hard to convince myself to get it fixed due to repeated bad dental experiences. Then someone recommend Dr Benny Sjoborg at Confident Dental & Skin Care Clinic located on Jumeirah Beach Road. After an initial consultation I was advised that my gum needed to be trimmed and the post for my cap to be replaced. Although I was extremely nervous, I allowed the dentist to proceed with the work. A topical gel was applied to my gum, and I was given an injection to numb the area. Dr Benny started to remove the overgrown gum tissue by laser, which was completely painless. Every step of the way he explained what he was doing, which helped allay my nerves. Once the gum was corrected, a post was put in place and the area was ready for the crown measurement. This was the best part! Confident Dental use a state of the art scanner that replaces the old-fashioned plaster mould, which I have always found to be extremely uncomfortable. Within a few minutes the scanner had taken all the required images. I left the clinic that morning with a temporary fill and returned the next day where the dentist checked the crown fitting. He then he applied bonding and within 30 minutes I had the crown on. It was a perfect fit! I was told not to chew solid food for an hour to allow the bonding to set in correctly. About three hours later, I was eating my lunch as normal on the side where the new crown was placed. A straight forward, painless procedure done quick and efficiently, I can highly recommend this dentist and clinic. Call 04-3433315 for appointments. -H. B. 72 | DECEMBER Connector

ould Overweight?oIttic al o be your em nce n intellige Reports show that we are generally choosing healthier, more natural methods and supplements, taking them for preventative measures as well as turning to fitness and nutrition. However, diabetes and obesity continue to be on the rise, globally, and have already reached crisis point in the UK and the US. Prescriptions have gone up by more than a third in five years in the UK and reports in the UAE are equally shocking. According to the World Health Organisation, diabetes accounts for 3% of deaths in the UAE. Rita Baki, Managing Partner, Co-owner and Programme Director at The Change Associates believes that people underestimate the impact their emotional and mental health have on their weight and weight related issues. And that our eating habits and decisions can be directly impacted by emotional situations. Successful Weight Management for Life is a six-session programme held over five weeks at The Change Associates. You will be taught how the mind works, and learn how to increase your emotional intelligence with regards to eating and understand how to use various strategies to combat poor food choices. In addition to being the most cost effective way of accessing emotional coaching, group sessions provide valuable support and assistance from fellow clients. Groups are limited to ensure the quality of attention is given to each participant and that the time is optimised. To book contact The Change Associates on bookings@changeassociates.ae or call on 04-390 2217. For more information, visit www.changeassociates.com.

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Every 1st Sunday of the month. Ctc: Valerie Chalmers Dubai Quilters’ Guild...www.dubaiquiltersguild.wordpress.com Dubai Roadsters................................................ 04 339 4453 Every Sun./Tues. 7pm. 1-2 hrs cycling. Email: info@wbs.ae Dubai Roadsters Long Cycle............................ 04 339 4453 Every Friday, 6:30am (Oct-Apr) 6:00am (May-Sept) Dubai Rowing & Sculling Club.....rowingindubai@gmail.com www.dubairowingandscullingclub.com Dubai St. George’s Society.....................email: dsgs@eim.ae Andy Marshall.....050 6522 548 / Jan.............. 050 457 0161 Dubai Welsh Society.................www.dubaiwelshsociety.com Chairman: David Hicks............email: davidrchicks@aol.com Sec: Helen Thomas, email: helenthomas155@yahoo.co.uk Marc Corcoran........................... 04 394 0762/ 050 645 3179 Email: mcorcorn@emirates.net.ae Dubai Wind Band........................................... 050 651 8902 Email: hg@emirates.net.ae Dubai Women’s Football Association........ www.dubaiwfa.com Emirates Arthritis Foundation......................... 04 348 7035 Non-profit organization offering support groups & information for people with Arthritis. Facebook: Emirates Arthritis Foundation E-mail: info@arthritis.ae, Website: www.arthritis.ae Emirates Baptist Church, Int’l (EBCI)........... 04 349 1596 Bible study (all ages): Friday 9:15am Worship service: Friday 10:30am 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 Fellowship of the Emirates............................. 050 397 1316 Contemporary style service: Fridays - 9am, 11am & 1pm info@fellowshipoftheemirates.org, www.fellowshipoftheemirates.org French Business Council, www.fbcdubai.com.. 04 335 2362 French Speaking Ladies Association.............. 050 380 3519 President of the association: Elisabeth Pierrot - Ibrahim dubai.accueil@gmail.com; www.dubai-accueil.com German Ladies Association ........................... 050 459 1885 Sabine Khourdaji...........................www.frauenkreis-dubai.de Monthly meeting every first Sunday of the month at 10am. Holy Trinity Church, Dubai..... 04 337 0247/ 050 758 1459 Services: Sun. 8am & 7.30pm, Fri 9.30am - Family Service International Business Women’s Group in Abu Dhabi Office hours: Sat-Wed 10am-3pm. 050 327 6020 Lunch meetings every first Monday of the month. Email:administrator@ibwgabudhabi.org, www.ibwgabudhabi.org International Business Women’s Group in Dubai Monthly meetings: contact Sue-Sharyn Ward.......050 657 8445 Email: info@ibwgdubai.com; Website: www.ibwgdubai.com JMC Children’s Choir (8-12 y/o)...................... 04 349 2662 choir@jumeirahmusic.com, www.jumeirahmusic.com K9 Friends (www.k9friends.com)...................... 04 887 8739 Email: info@k9friends.com; Facebook: K9 Friends, Dubai Kings’ Revival Church International Ministries..050 454 5902 / 050 893 6431, 19 services in a week - Al Karama www.yourmiraclelife.com Library, The Old................................... 04 341 4777 ext. 207 Email: theoldlibrary@hotmail.com Timings: 10am to 6pm. Except Fridays & Public Holidays. Ockenden International...........................www.ockenden.ae

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CHARITY GROUPS 38smiles (email: info@38smiles.com).............. 050 534 6741 www.38smiles.com; www.facebook.com/38smiles Dubai Foundation for Women & Children..... 04 606 0300 Foresight (Fax: 364 3705).................................. 04 364 3703 Gulf for Good (www.gulf4good.org)................. 04 368 0222 Injaz-UAE......................................................... 04 429 8763 E-mail: info@injaz-uae.org; Website: www.injaz-uae.org International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Mr. Ahmad Al Jabi, email: ifaw.uae@gmail.com, www.ifaw.org PoshPaws Animal Sanctuary.......................... 050 273 0973 www.poshpawsdubai.com/AnimalSanctuary.aspx SOS Children’s Villages Arab Fund............... 050 559 8591 The Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) Website: www.pcrf.net; E-mail: uae-admin@pcrf.net UNICEF..................................... 04 360 0778 / 04 368 0707 E-mail: dubai@unicef.org; Website: www.unicef.org ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP Emirates Environmental Group....................... 04 331 8100 P.O. Box 7013, Dubai................................. (fax) 04 332 8500 SUPPORT GROUPS 3B (Better Bone Belt) National Alliance of Osteoporosis... ........................................................................... 04 282 6411 Adoption............................................................ 04 365 8498 Dr Raymond H. Hamden. Fellow ACFEI, Diplomate: ABPS, ABECI. Human Relations Institute Adoption-Synergy International Adoption Service..04 348 5452

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Alcoholics Anonymous, Dubai....................... 050 687 0648 Ladies only - 050 1518132; www.aaarabia.org All 4 Down’s Syndrome, Dubai....................... 050 880 9228 Allergy Support Group at Synergy Integrated Medical Centre. Call for monthly meetings.................................. 04 348 5452 Anxiety & Depression Support Group............ 04 365 8498 Autism Friends Support Group, CEIMC........ 04 423 3667 Breast Awareness Hotline................................. 04 345 4000 Dr Walid Achi, Belhoul European Hosp......... 050 632 4275 Breast Cancer Support Group.......................... 04 309 6553 Based at the American Hospital Dubai on the 1st Monday of each month at 7.30pm. Breastfeeding Q&A........email:breastfeedingqa@yahoo.com Cancer Support Group..................................... 04 348 5452 Synergy Integrated Medical Centre, call for meetings. Crisis Prevention Program............................. 050 943 3111 (at the Indian Consulate, Dubai) Saturday, 10am-2pm. Divorce Support Groups.................................. 04 335 1200 Dubai Physiotherapy Clinic............................. 04 349 6333 Email: dxbphys@emirates.net.ae Dyslexia Support Group & Learning Support Services For assessments & consultations, call Anita Singhal 050 652 4325, e-mail: asinghal99@yahoo.com; cdpalmer@emirates.net.ae Genesis International Ventures...04 335 5578/ 050 485 3160 Educational &training centre for people dealing w/ special needs. Grief Support Group........................................ 04 380 9298 Raymee Grief Center at the LightHouse Arabia Email ckirk@lighthousearabia.com to attend. Manzil - Educational & adaptive living skills program for students with special needs.......... 06 534 7663, 050 354 2994 Mother to Mother Toddler Gp ctc: Ilse.......... 050 452 7674 Mums and Tots Community Group............... 050 775 4579 Mothers’ Network of Asthmatic Children....... 04 282 6411 Out of the Blues (post natal depression support group)........ ............................................. outofthebluesdubai@gmail.com Overeaters Anonymous.................................. 052 980 2158 Email: oaindubai@hotmail.com; Website: oaintheuae.com Psychology for Everyday Living: Not For Women Only Human Relations Institute................................. 04 365 8498 School Kick-Out Hotline (Monthly service).. 050 705 0324 Advocates for children with special education requirements. Special Families Support......... 04 360 5654 / 050 454 1940 call Gulshan. Fun activities for the children with special needs & families.Website: www.sfs-group.net Still Birth and Neonatal Death Society (S.A.N.D.S) Please see website for further details www.dubai-sands.org Stop Smoking Program, Dr Taher Khalil......... 04 268 7655 Stress Workshop................................................ 04 365 8498 Dr Raymond H. Hamden, Clinical & Forensic Psychologist Survivors of Childhood Sex Abuse Support Group clarebugden@gmail.com, Monthly meetings for ladies only. The Al-Anon Family Groups.......................... 050 697 4393 TwinsPlus, a support group for parents of twins, triplets or more. Contact Suman at 050 658 1338 or info@twinsplusme.com. Wafi Shopping Mall Mum & Toddler Gp..... 050 656 5837 Every Sun, Mon, & Wed from 9.30am-11.30am. Workshops in Psychology................................. 04 365 8498 Human Relations Institute

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UK Registered charity exclusively supporting refugees worldwide. Parkinson's Support Dubai............................. 050 450 9224 Meetings every 1st Saturday of the month E: bazyoung@eim.ae Playgroup at Meadows 9 Emaar Properties Jane...................... 050 466 0845/04 3682 283/ 050 657 9411 Sun-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. Lukes Church, Ras Al Khaimah.07 236 4007/050 560 3782 St. Mary’s Church, Dubai................................. 04 335 8504 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 Every last Sunday of the month. www.uae-photo.com United Christian Church of Dubai.................. 04 884 6623 Evangelical Church Services. Members from more than 50 nationalities. Website: www.uccdubai.com Women’s Guild Dubai/Sharjah Jane Henderson....... 04 394 5331/ Gil Salway....04 394 3185 Word of Life Church, Sharjah......050 457 3836 /050 735 8117 Email: jo@samaritans.org. English Service, Fridays - 10:30am. www.samaritans.org operated by Samaritans in UK


SERVICE DIRECTORY 24-HOUR WALK - IN CLINIC Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Medcare Hospital................800MEDCARE (6332273)

AUTISM/A.D.D/A.D.H.D Blue Sky Management of Support Services, Business Bay................................................. 04 559 0266

ACUPUNCTURE Royal Aesthetica Polyclinic, Jumeirah 1..... 04 344 4049

Baby sitting NanniesDubai, (www.Nanniesdubai.com).. 050 847 7537

allergy & asthma Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Ahlam Ali, General Practitioner Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr Mina Milovanovic, Specialist Internal Medicine

Back Care Specialists American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6893 Dr Jin- Yul Lee, Consultant Neurosurgeon Dr Waseem Raja, Specialist Rheumatologist Dr Fadi Ajine, Specialist Rheumatologist Neuro Spinal Hospital......... 04 315 7711 / 04 315 7758 Dr Abdul Karim Msaddi, Neurosurgeon Dr Catalin Majer, Neurosurgeon Dr Walid Othman, Orthopedic & Spine Surgeon Dr Ayman Suliman Ahmed, Orthopedic & Spine Surgeon Dr Ahmed Bitar, Neurosurgeon Dr Dimitar Georgey Haritonoy, Neurosurgeon

ambulance services American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6333 Medcare Hospitals..............800MEDCARE (6332273) Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital..................... .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Anaesthesia American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6553 Dr Bassam Al Asad, Specialist Anaesthetist Dr Ali Ibrahim, Consultant Anaesthetist Dr Jochen Bongardt, Specialist Anaesthetist Dr Mari Aallos Ravenna, Specialist Anaesthetist Dr Rajesh Pattanayak, Consultant Anaesthetist Dr Tibor Serdult, Specialist Anaesthetist Dr Mohammad Zafar Khan, Specialist Anaesthetist Medcare Hospitals..............800MEDCARE (6332273) Ante - Natal Classes & clinics American Hospital Dubai......................... 050 558 5901 Ms. Froozandeh Afshar, Midwife Exhale Fitness Studios - JBR..................... 04 424 3777 Anti - Ageing CLINICS (Treatments) Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Ambreen Rauf, Specialist Dermatologist Dr Aseel Abdul Razzaq, Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6958 Dr Syed Shah, Consultant Dermatologist Dr Roula Amer, Specialist Dermatologist

balloons Crash-in-Castles LLC.............................. 050 652 4769 Party Centre LLC, Garhoud.. 04 283 1353/ 04 297 9125 Party Centre LLC, Media City................... 04 453 3373 www.mypartycentre.com Beauty Salons Amaya Salon & Spa Downtown Burj......... 04 374 1496 Amaya Salon & Spa Silicon Oasis............... 04 320 7390 Queens Beauty Lounge............ 04 421 4267 / 04 427 9689 E: info@queensbeautylounge.com; JLT & Marina Branch BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY Blue Sky Management of Support Services, Business Bay................................................. 04 559 0266 birthday parties Crash-in-Castles LLC.............................. 050 652 4769

audio - Vestibular clinics American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6450 Dr. Hala Ali, Specialist Audio Vestibular Medicine Ms. Lubaina Sharafally, Audiologist

Brain Tumor & Neurovascular Unit Neuro Spinal Hospital................................ 04 315 7711 Dr Ahmed Bitar, Neurosurgeon Dr Sarmad Al Shammaa, Neurologist Dr Sarmed Al Fahad, Consultant Neurology Dr Vittorio Iantorno, Neurologist Dr Sandeep B. K, Radiologist (Vascular & Interventional Radiology) Dr Maysaa AlKayem, Anaesthetist Pallavi Malik, Speech Therapist

audiology clinic Medcare Hospital................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Riza A.V, Audiologist Widex Emirates Hearing Care................... 06 544 7332 Widex Medical, Dubai................................ 04 343 3950

BREAST SCREENING CLINIC Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Aneta Dunlop, Specialist Radiologist Dr Aseel Abdul Razzaq, Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

art & craft classes, centres & CREATIVE WORKSHOPS Lotus Educ. Institute (Arts & Design)....... 04 391 1718

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CARDIAC HEALTH SCREENING Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Rami Neemtallah, Specialist Radiology Dr Ahlam Ali, General Practitioner

CATARACT & GLAUCOMA SURGERY Spanish Center Lasik Eye & Cosmetics, Jumeirah 2..... ..................................................................... 04 343 4634 children’s activities GymJuniorz (British Orchard Nurseries).... 04 398 3536 Tender Hearts Arena....................................................... ..................... 04 321 3138/ 050 349 3596/ 050 887 3455 Recreational Services for kids w/ Special Abilities. children’s therapy Art Therapy International Centre, Business Bay............ ..................................................................... 04 557 3242 Blue Sky Management of Support Services, Business Bay................................................. 04 559 0266 Kalimati Communication & Rehabilitation Center..... ..................................................................... 04 283 9196 Chiropody Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic.......... ..................................................................... 04 349 6333 Kersten Elliott, Chiropodist / Podiatrist (UK) CHIROPRACTOR Royal Aesthetica Polyclinic, Jumeirah 1..... 04 344 4049 circumcision Medcare Hospital................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Raad Yusufani, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Suhail Kazim, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Foroozan Khezri, Specialist Urologist Dr Sadeq Yaqoub, Specialist Paediatric Surgeon CLEANING SERVICES Xpressmaids Cleaning Services, Al Barsha..................... .......................................... 800 XPRESS / 052 680 0064 www.connector.ae

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COCHLEAR IMPLANTS American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6450 Dr Muaaz Tarabichi, Specialist Otolaryngologist Dr Carmelo Barbaccia, Specialist Otolaryngologist Dr Hala Ali, Specialist Audio Vestibular Medicine Lubaina Sharafally, Audiologist Ghada Ajamieh, Speech Therapist COLORECTAL SURGERY American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6553 Dr Nader Salti, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Aqeel Ghori, Specialist General Surgery company set up Saleh Alobeidli Advocates & Legal, Sheikh ZayedRd... ..................................................................... 04 385 8928 conveyancing Saleh Alobeidli Advocates & Legal, Sheikh ZayedRd... ..................................................................... 04 385 8928 cosmetic dentistry Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Sameh Atallah, General Dentist & Implantologist American Dental Clinic, Dubai...................................... .............................................04 344 0668 / 800 TEETH COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY (Advanced medical aesthetic treatments) Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Ambreen Rauf, Specialist Dermatologist Dr Taher Khalil Clinic, Al Safa 1................ 04 380 8000 Medcare Hospital....................................... 800 6332273 Dr Nabeela Mahmood Eid Rashed, Specialist Dermatologist Dr Nancy Labib, Specialist Dermatologist Dr Hala Aljaber, Specialist Dermatologist Dr Rana Mahfoud, Specialist Dermatologist Dr Rasha Ibrahim, Specialist Dermatologist Dr Mousumee Nanda, Specialist Dermatologist Cosmetic therapist (Rehabilitation of scar tissue, scar camouflage, permanent make-up corrections) Medcare Hospital....................................... 800 6332273 Connector DECEMBER | 5

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cARDIOLOGY City Centre Clinic....................................... 04 205 2777 Dr V.J.Sebastian, Consultant Cardiologist Dr Moayad Flayih, Specialist Cardiologist Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr Mohammed Hafez Moursi, Specialist Cardiologist Dr Haitham Al Hashimi, Consultant Cardiologist Medcare Hospital & Medical Centres........................... .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Samer Kaaka, Specialist Cardiologist Dr Petar Otasevic, Specialist Cardiologist Dr Magdy Eltawous, Specialist Cardiologist Neuro Spinal Hospital......... 04 315 7711 / 04 315 7758 Dr Tarek Sayed Farghaly, Specialist Cardiology

Clinics & Hospitals Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 336 7777 Dubai London Clinic (Festival City Mall)......... 800 352 Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic.......... ..................................................................... 04 349 6333 Medcare Hospitals & Clinics......................................... .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital...................... .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Neuro Spinal Hospital.......... 04 342 0000/ 04 315 7777

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American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6399 Dr Nader Salti, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Aqeel Ghori, Specialist General Surgeon


DANCE LESSONS Sharmila Dance..................................050 858 1083 / 84 Hip Hop, Jazz, St.Jazz, Lyrical Contemporary & Classical Ballet Classes. www.sharmiladance.com; email: info@sharmiladance.com Dental hygienist American Dental Clinic, Dubai...................................... ...............................................04 344 0668/ 800TEETH Mrs. Roxana Tabrizian, Dental Hygienist Trained & Board Certified Canada Dental Implants Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Sameh Atallah, General Dentist & Implantologist American Dental Clinic, Dubai...................................... ...............................................04 344 0668/ 800TEETH Dr Michael R. Ziegler, General Dentist & Implantologist. Trained & Board Certified USA, Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologist (ICOI, USA). Dr Mauricio Gomes Taborda, General Dentist & Implantologist (Brazil) Dubai London Clinic, Al Wasl Rd Branch..04 378 2921 Dr Geoffrey Sharpe, Periodontist Medcare Hospital................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Prem Nanda, Orthodontist & Implantologist Dr Hani Salam, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr Jehad Al Sukhun, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon Dentists Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Sameh Atallah, General Dentist & Implantologist American Dental Clinic, Dubai...................................... .............................................. 04 344 0668/ 800TEETH Dr Michael R. Ziegler, General Dentist & Implantologist. Board Certified USA Dr Anahita A. Salehi, Orthodontist and Dentofacial Orthopedic. DDS-MSD-CAGS Orthodontic care for Adult and Children. Dr Philippe Saleiman, Specialist Endodontics Dr Hani Abdul Salam, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr Hala Al Sakka, DDS, General Dentist Trained and Board Certified Canada & USA Dr Mauricio Gomes Taborda, General Dentist & Implantologist (Brazil) Dr Grace Miled Eid, Specialist Paediatric Dentist (Lebanon/Canada) Dr Ourania Pontikogianni, General Dentist Mrs. Roxana Tabrizian, Dental Hygienist City Centre Clinic....................................... 04 205 2777 Dr Sondos Awad, GP Dentist Dr Shallen Verma, Specialist Dentist, Specialist Implantologist & Periodontics Dubai London Clinic, Al Wasl Rd Branch..04 378 2921 Dr Evan O'Malley, G.P. (Dentist) Dr Nora Powell, G.P. (Dentist) 6 | DECEMBER Connector

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Dr Geoffrey Sharpe, Periodontist Dr Gilda Behnam (Orthodontist) Dr Emma Caseley, G.P. (Dentist) Medcare Hospital & Medical Centres........................... .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Lubab Jassim Mohammed, Paedodontist Dr Hani A. Salam, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr Marija Pavlovic, Periodontist & Oral Implantologist Dr Nadir Eltayeb, General Dentist Dr Ghada Yehia Jaber, General Dentist Dr Shahnaz Faraz, Paedodontist Dr Afifa Zarrin, Orthodontist Dr Sarika Kumar, General Dentist Dr Nelly Koshty, General Dentist Dr Yasmeen Rabah, General Dentist Dr Samer Hassoun, Orthodontist Dr Abdulrahman Ghalib Atatreh, General Dentist Dr Tarundeep Talwar, General Dentist Dr Jehad Al Sukhun, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon Royal Aesthetica Polyclinic, Jumeirah 1..... 04 344 4049 DERmatologists Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Ambreen Rauf, Specialist Dermatologist American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6958 Dr Syed Shah, Consultant Dermatologist Dr Roula Amer, Specialist Dermatologist City Centre Clinic....................................... 04 205 2777 Dr Samer Kudsi, Specialist Dermatology Dr Murtuza Bandukwala, Specialist Dermatologist....... ..................................................................... 04 379 8747 Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr Umesh Nihalani, Specialist Dermatologist Minal Medical Center................................. 04 342 0990 Minal Specialised Clinic Dermatology...... 06 574 9610 Royal Aesthetica Polyclinic, Jumeirah 1..... 04 344 4049 Spanish Center Lasik Eye & Cosmetics, Jumeirah 2..... ..................................................................... 04 343 4634 DIABETES COUNSELLING Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Ahlam Ali, General Practitioner American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6876 Dr Hubert Penninckx, Sp. Int. Med. Endocrinologist Dr Donatella Casiglia, Sp. Int. Med. Endocrinologist Dr Hanaa Zidan, Specialist Pediatric Endocrinologist diagnostics Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Aneta Dunlop, Specialist Radiologist Medcare Hospital................800MEDCARE (6332273) dialysis American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6370 Dr Fahed Kouli, Specialist Nephrologist Dr Viorica Khalili, Specialist Nephrologist Dr Mariusz Kielar, Consultant Nephrologist www.connector.ae

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DIETIcIAN (See Weight Loss) American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6606 Mariam Saleh, Dietician May El Moghrabi, Dietician Dana Al Shaka’a, Dietician Medcare Hospital & Medical Centres........................... .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Mr. Mohamed El Syed El Falahgi, Dietitian Ms. Nadine Aoun, Dietitian

Dyslexia assessment & remediation Blue Sky Management of Support Services, Business Bay................................................. 04 559 0266 Lexicon Reading Center........................... 050 795 4428 www.LexiconReadingCenter.org Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6450 Dr Muaaz Tarabichi, Specialist Otolaryngologist Dr Carmelo Barbaccia, Specialist Otolaryngologist City Centre Clinic....................................... 04 205 2777 Dr Vikas Nehru, Specialist ENT Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr Sasa Janjanin, ENT Specialist Dr Ayham Fallouh, Specialist ENT & Nose Reshaping Medcare Hospital & Medical Centres........................... .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Mohamad I. El – Naggar, Consultant ENT Dr Ghassan Younes, Specialist ENT Surgeon Dr Nikita Malhotra, Specialist ENT Surgeon Dr Mounir Hazzi, Specialist ENT Surgeon Dr Osama AlKadad, Specialist ENT Surgeon Dr Mohammed Abdulazeez hasan, Specialist ENT Surgeon Dr Kamel Sameer Dhay, Specialist ENT Dr Shinoy Ansari, Specialist ENT Dr Nisha Vijayan, Specialist ENT Dr Ahmad Mohammad Shabaneh, Specialist ENT Ear Protections Medcare Hospital................800MEDCARE (6332273) Mr. Riza A.V, Audiologist EMERGENCY MEDICINE American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6644 Dr Hesham El- Latif, Specialist Emergency Medicine Dr Imad Fakhani, Registrar Emergency Medicine www.connector.ae

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endocrinology American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6893 Dr Hubert Penninckx, Sp. Int. Med. Endocrinologist Dr Donatella Casiglia, Sp. Int. Med. Endocrinologist Dr Hanaa Zidan, Specialist Pediatric Endocrinologist City Centre Clinic....................................... 04 205 2777 Dr Khalid Al Ghofaili, Specialist Endocrinologist Dr Taher Khalil Clinic, Al Safa 1................ 04 380 8000 Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Medcare Hospital................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Mohamed Nabil Mahna, Specialist Endocrinologist ENTERTAINMENT & EVENT MANAGEMENT Best Selection JLT(Events Organizing).... 052 987 5797 Crash-in-Castles LLC.............................. 050 652 4769 EXECUTIVE HEALTH SCREENING Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Ahlam Ali, General Practitioner Dr Aseel Abdul Razzaq, Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Medcare Hospital................800MEDCARE (6332273) EXECUTIVE Medicals Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Ahlam Ali, General Practitioner Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 family general practice Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Ahlam Ali, General Practitioner Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr N.S.Prasad, G.P. General Practitioner Dr Haris Akhtar, G.P. General Practitioner Dr Mostafa Vasigh, G.P. General Practitioner family medicine Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic ......... ..................................................................... 04 349 6333 Dr Susan Norton, Family Medicine (CANADA) fertility centre Dr Taher Khalil Clinic, Al Safa 1................ 04 380 8000 Connector DECEMBER | 7

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DIgestive & LAPAROSCOPIc surgery (General & Laparoscopic Surgery) Medcare Hospital................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Raad Yusufani, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Suhail Kazim, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Dejan Stepic, Specialist General Surgeon Dr Abdulkader Weiss, Specialist General Surgeon

Dr Nader Hassaballa, Specialist Emergency Medicine Dr Colin Bullard, Specialist Emergency Medicine Dr Mueed Ahmad, Specialist Emergency Medicine Dr Mohan Koppuravuri, Consultant Emergency Medicine Dr Anser Mahmood, Specialist Emergency Medicine Medcare Hospital................800MEDCARE (6332273) Neuro Spinal Hospital................................ 04 315 7777 Dr Ahmed Moneir, General Practitioner Dr Ahmed Abdelhameed, Specialist Undersupervision Internal Medicine Dr Asem Khan, General Practitioner Dr Muhammad Noor, General Practitioner

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Medcare Medical Centre...800 MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Panayota Zarmakoupi, Consultant Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Dr Zakwan Khrait, Specialist Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Fitness Centres & Health Clubs Eco Yoga Sanctuary, Jumeirah 1 (Ladies only)................ ............................................. 04 385 6633/ 056 771 1336 Exhale Fitness Studios - JBR...................... 04 424 3777 Fitness First Abu Dhabi Mall.......................................... 02 674 6991 Al Barsha, Dubai......................................... 04 399 4985 Al Fardan Centre, Sharjah.......................... 06 564 7226 Al Manzil..................................................... 04 437 0576 Al Seef Mall, Abu Dhabi............................. 02 641 4049 Ayla Hotel, Al Ain....................................... 03 766 4348 Bawabat Mall, Abu Dhabi........................... 02 582 8714 Beach Park Plaza......................................... 04 385 6464 Bur Juman Center....................................... 04 351 0044 Century Mall, Fujairah................................ 09 223 4788 Dalma Mall, Abu Dhabi.............................. 02 550 4330 Deira City Center........................................ 04 299 9399 Dubai Festival City..................................... 04 375 0177 Dubai International Financial Center....... 04 363 7444 Dubai Media City....................................... 04 424 3999 European Business Center - Green Community............ ..................................................................... 04 884 8833 Golden Mile................................................ 04 453 8859 Ibn Battuta.................................................. 04 366 9933 Julphar Towers, RAK.................................. 07 226 3020 Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi............................. 02 666 2116 Mirdif City Center...................................... 04 236 2288 Motor City Dubai....................................... 04 431 0919 Oasis Center Dubai.................................... 04 330 7736 Safeer Mall, Sharjah.................................... 06 531 9880 Sahara Centre, Sharjah................................ 06 525 1814 The Lakes..................................................... 04 438 0338 The Meadows............................................... 04 437 0545 Town Center................................................ 04 439 2323 Uptown Mirdif............................................ 04 288 2311 Uptown Mirdif Ladies................................. 04 288 8039 Vision Tower............................................... 04 232 8002 Wahat Hili Mall, Al Ain............................. 03 785 3365 XFIT Media City........................................ 04 513 6212 Motion Ladies Fitness Center, Umm Suqeim..04 328 2538 flexible endoscope (Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy & Proctoscopy) Medcare Hospital & Medical Centres........................... .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Suhail Kazim, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Emad Fayyad MD, Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr Sreekantha Reddy Yerragudi, Specialist Gastroenterologist 8 | DECEMBER Connector

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foot & ankle surgery Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital ..................... .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Maan Taba, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Caterina Obrador, Podiatrist Specialist GASTROENTEROLOGY American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6893 Dr Regina Will, Specialist Gastroenterologist Dr Louis Chaptini, Consultant Gastroenterologist City Centre Clinic....................................... 04 205 2777 Dr Wagdy Emile Mikhail, Specialist Gastroenterologist Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr J.C. Mathias, Specialist General Surgery Medcare Hospital & Medical Centres .......................... .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Emad Fayyad, Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr Sreekantha Reddy Yerragudi, Specialist Gastroenterologist Dr Sanae Reggoug, Specialist Gastroenterologist gastroenterology & HEPATOLOGY Abuhammour Med Center (AMC)............ 04 363 5353 Dr Adnan Abuhammour, Specialist Gastroenterologist General Practitioners (See Family/General Medicine) Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Ahlam Ali, General Practitioner City Centre Clinic....................................... 04 205 2777 Dr Marvie Hinampas, General Practitioner Dr Haritha Potu, General Practitioner City Centre Clinic, Me’aisem IMPZ.......... 04 205 2772 Dr Lamiaa Taha, General Physician Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic ......... ..................................................................... 04 349 6333 Dr Kay Deeming, General Practitioner, Specialist Family Medicine (UK) Medcare Hospitals & Medical Centres......................... .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Ammar Hassan, General Practitioner Dr Hind Khalid Mohammed, General Practitioner Dr Atique Ur Rehman, General Practitioner Dr Ali Sabah, General Practitioner Dr Saima Khan, General Practitioner Dr Rand Mustafa Al Hayali, General Practitioner Dr Farah Siddiquie, General Practitionerr Dr Sameera Mohamed Mahfud, General Practitioner Dr Ziad Mohammed Al Saadi, General Practitioner Dr Ahmed Aziz, General Practitioner Dr Rand Mustafa Al Hayali, General Practitioner Dr Usman Ahmed, General Practitioner General Surgery American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6553 Dr Nader Salti, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Aqeel Ghori, Specialist General Surgery www.connector.ae

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Gynaecologists & obstetrics Abuhammour Med Center (AMC)............ 04 363 5353 Dr Maria Nikolopoulou, Specialist OBS/ GYNE Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Aseel Abdul Razzak, Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6879 Dr Omowunmi Braithwaite, Consultant Obs/Gyn Dr Arathil Candoth Rajalakshmi, Specialist Obs/Gyn Dr Anthony Brignoni, Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology Dr Daisy Koh, Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology City Centre Clinic....................................... 04 205 2777 Dr Grace Jecob, Specialist Obstetrician & Gynecologist Dr Hiba U. Muhtasib, Specialist Obstetrics & Gynaecology City Centre Clinic, Me’aisem IMPZ.......... 04 205 2772 Dr Salma Ballal, Specialist Obstatrics & Gynecologist Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr Anna Sepiolo, Specialist OBS./GYN. Dr Rajesh Devassy, Specialist OBS./GYN & Laparoscopic Surgeon Dr Urmil Verma, Consultant OBS/GYN Medcare Hospital & Medical Centres........................... .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Paramjit Luthra, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Azza Gouda Ibrahim, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Wafa B. Sulaiman, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Agatha Moniz, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Samah Zarif, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Ivana Cmiljic, Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Malak Al-Rawi, Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Ghada Shati, Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Suha Alhoubi, Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Alaa Al Wahily, Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Uzma Ambreen, Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist www.connector.ae

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Haemorrhoids American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6553 Dr Nader Salti, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Aqeel Ghori, Specialist General Surgeon Medcare Hospital................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Raad Yusufani, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Suhail Kazim, Consultant General Surgeon hair products JOICO Hair Colors & Hair care................ 04 605 8516 Philip Kingsley Hair Care........................... 04 605 8516 Hair Removal Medcare Hospital & Medical Centres........................... .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Hair transplantation Medcare Hospital................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Sajjad Haider Khan, Specialist In Hair Restoration Surgery hand surgery Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai.............. ..................................................................... 04 407 0100 hand & wrist surgery Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital..................... .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Jose Manuel Rojo, Hand Surgeon Specialist Dr Christiana Savvidou, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon hearing aids Medcare Hospital................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Riza A.V, Audiologist Widex Emirates Hearing Care................... 06 544 7332 Widex Medical, Abu Dhabi........................ 02 634 0670 Widex Medical, Dubai................................ 04 343 3950 heart centre of excellence American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6364 Dr Steven Griffin, Sp. Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr Khaldoun Taha, Consultant Cardiologist Dr Omar Hallak, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist Dr Mohamed Salem, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist HERNIA American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6553 Dr Nader Salti, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Hussein Naji, Specialist Pediatric Surgeon Dr Aqeel Ghori, Specialist General Surgeon Connector DECEMBER | 9

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GERIATRICS (Ageing) American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6877 Dr Senthil Meenrajan, Sp. Geriatric Medicine Dr Mona Tareen, Sp. Geriatric Medicine/ Sp. Hospice & Palliative Medicine/ Sp. Internal Medicine

Dr Fahima Hamdan, Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Rosalyn Karlsson, Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Shalini Krishna, Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Kinda Maidaa, Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Avneesh Kour, Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Sunita Arora, Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Royal Aesthetica Polyclinic, Jumeirah 1..... 04 344 4049

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City Centre Clinic....................................... 04 205 2777 Dr Ali Ibrahim Hassan, General Surgeon Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr J.C. Mathias, Specialist General Surgery Medcare Hospital, Dubai...800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Raad Yusufani, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Suhail Kazim, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Dejan Stepic, Specialist General Surgeon Dr Abdulkader Weiss, Specialist General Surgeon Dr Shadi Najem, Specialist General Surgeon Neuro Spinal Hospital......... 04 315 7777 / 04 315 7710 Bassam Nouh, Consultant General Surgery


hip surgery Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital..................... .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Chris Whately, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Barry McKillop, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Azzam Fayyad, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon hOSPITALIST American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6877 Dr Senthil Meenrajan, Sp. Geriatrics Medicine Dr Saria Gouher, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr Elie Nehme, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr Mona Tareen, Sp. Geriatric Medicine/ Sp. Hospice & Palliative Medicine/ Sp. Internal Medicine housekeeping service MaidsDubai: Database of 2000 CVs - ........................... ......................................................www.MaidsDubai.net implantologist Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Sameh Atallah, General Dentist & Implantologist Medcare Hospital................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Prem Nanda, Orthodontist & Implantologist Dr Hani Salam, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr Jehad Al Sukhun, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon infectious disease American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6893 Dr Moeena Zain, Sp. Infectious Disease INTENSIVE CARE UNIT American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6559 Dr Balu Bhaskar, Intensivist internal medicine Dubai London Clinic (Festival City Mall)........ 800 352 Dr Dragana Sarenac, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr Rula Albadri, Consultant Family Medicine Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr Mina Milovanovic, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr Iwona Marczak, Specialist Internal Medicine Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic.......... ..................................................................... 04 349 6333 Mark Janowski, MD Specialist Internal Medicine (USA) Dr Yin Cheong Ng Rundell, Specialist Internal Medicine (UK) Medcare Hospital & Medical Centres........................... .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Mazen Raid Naba, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr Salvin George, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr Ihab Mohd Ramadan, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr Rihab Mohamed Elnour, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr Amela Mahmutcehajic Besirevic, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr Yasmin Fadhil Kadhem, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr Shohdan Hussein, Specialist Internal Medicine 10 | DECEMBER Connector

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Dr Samir Ismail Eidaros, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr Mazen Riad Naba, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr Erzebet Makk, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr Joseph Youssef, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr Anna Jacob, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr Amjed Abumuhanna, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr Zena Mousa, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr Medani Mahgoub Mohamed Salih, Specialist Internal Medicine inteRventional neuro radiology Neuro Spinal Hospital......... 04 315 7725 / 04 315 7722 Stenting, Coiling & Embolization Dr Sandeep B.K, Specialist Radiology (Vascular & Interventional Radiology) investor visas Saleh Alobeidli Advocates & Legal, Sheikh ZayedRd... ..................................................................... 04 385 8928 JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGEONS Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai.............. ..................................................................... 04 407 0100 Neuro Spinal Hospital......... 04 315 7761 / 04 315 7814 Dr Matthias Honl, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon knee surgery Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital..................... .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Barry McKillop, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Azzam Fayyad, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Salman Farrukh Hameed, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Sripathi Rao, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Anwar Sadath, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon LANGUAGE CENTRES Dar-el-ilm school of languages................... 04 331 0221 Arabic for Kids and Foreign Languages to Adults & Kids W: www.dar-el-ilm.com ; www.dei-foreignlanguages.com Golden Age Institute, JLT & DSO............ 04 453 3046 050 259 5793 - www.goldenage.ae – info@goldenage.ae The Arabic Language Centre...................... 04 331 5600 Specialists in teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language to Adults. W: www.arabiclanguagecentre.com Laparoscopic Hystorectomy Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Aseel Abdul Razzaq, Specialist Obstetrics & Gynaecology Laparoscopy Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Aseel Abdul Razzaq, Specialist Obstetrics & Gynaecology American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6879 Dr Nader Salti, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Anthony Brignoni, Specialist Obs/Gyn Surgeon www.connector.ae

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LASER SKIN SURGERY Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Ambreen Rauf, Specialist Dermatology American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6958 Dr Syed Shah, Consultant Dermatologist Dr Roula Amer, Specialist Dermatologist Dr Murtuza Bandukwala, Specialist Dermatologist....... ..................................................................... 04 379 8747

meditative arts Meditation for World Peace, Pranic Healing Center .............................................. 04 368 8067 / 04 368 8104 Email: phfdubai@emirates.net.ae music school Brooklyn Melodies Music Center Mirdif, Street 37........................................... 04 288 8951 Uptown Mirdif............................................. 04 251 4098 Meadows Village.......................................... 04 422 5357 Studio City................................................... 04 446 8716 JBR, Rimal 3................................................ 04 451 8809 Arabian Ranches 2, The Village.................... 04 447 1884 Jumeirah, Al Wasl Road............................... 04 388 4815 Jumeirah Park Pavilion................................. 04 551 9901 Dubai Mall, Ice Rink area.......................... 055 795 0367 E-mail: info@brooklynmelodies.com Website: www.brooklynmelodies.com neonatology American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6488 Dr Sridhar Kalyanasundaram, Consultant Neonatologist Dr Umair Sharih, Specialist Pediatrician

LasIK (Refractive Surgery) Spanish Center Lasik Eye & Cosmetics, Jumeirah 2..... ..................................................................... 04 343 4634

nephrology (Kidney Diseases) American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6553 Dr Fahed Kouli, Specialist Nephrologist Dr Viorica Khalili, Specialist Nephrologist Dr Mariusz Kielar, Consultant Nephrologist Medcare Hospital................800MEDCARE (6332273)

learning centres Blue Sky Management of Support Services, Business Bay................................................. 04 559 0266 Improve Me (Maths,English,Handwriting)..055 558 6300

Neuro - linguistic programming (NLP) Matrix Consulting (Training)..................... 04 343 2555 NLP Certification programs, Time Line Therapy®, Hypnosis, NLP Coaching

learning DISABILITIES Blue Sky Management of Support Services, Business Bay................................................. 04 559 0266

neuro - REHABILITATION Neuro Spinal Hospital......... 04 315 7711 / 04 315 7758 Dr Abdul Karim Msaddi, Neurosurgeon Dr Kaydar Al Chalabi, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

LEARNING SUPPORT SYSTEM / PARAEDUCATOR Blue Sky Management of Support Services, Business Bay................................................. 04 559 0266 limb lengthening & deformity Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital..................... .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Chris Whately, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Anand Gorva, Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon lithotripsy - eswl (Removal of Kidney Stones without surgery) Medcare Hospital................800MEDCARE (6332273) Mammography Screening Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6642 www.connector.ae

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neuro surgery (Brain and Spine Surgery) American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6629 Dr Jin- Yul Lee, Consultant Neurosurgeon Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital..................... .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Hassan Kadri, Consultant Neurological Surgeon Dr Nicandro de Figueiredo Neto, Specialist Neurosurgery Neuro Spinal Hospital......... 04 315 7711 / 04 315 7758 Dr Abdul Karim Msaddi, Neurosurgeon Dr Debora Garozzo, Neurosurgeon Dr Ahmed Bitar, Neurosurgeon Dr Catalin Majer, Neurosurgeon Connector DECEMBER | 11

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Laser Hair Removal Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Ambreen Rauf, Specialist Dermatology American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6958 Dr Syed Shah, Consultant Dermatologist Dr Roula Amer, Specialist Dermatologist Dr Taher Khalil Clinic, Al Safa 1............... 04 380 8000 Spanish Center Lasik Eye & Cosmetics, Jumeirah 2..... ..................................................................... 04 343 4634

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Dr Aqeel Ghori, Specialist General Surgeon Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr J.C. Mathias, Specialist General Surgery Dr Rajesh Devassy, OBS/GYN Laparoscopy Medcare Hospital................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Raad Yusufani, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Suhail Kazim, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Dejan Stepic, Specialist General Surgeon Dr Abdulkader Weiss, Specialist General Surgeon


neurologist American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6629 Dr Areen Said, Consultant Neurology Medcare Hospital................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Amin Abdullah Al Shawabkeh, Specialist Neurologist Neuro Spinal Hospital......... 04 315 7877 / 04 315 7876 Dr Sarmed Al Fahad, Consultant Neurology Dr Vittorio Iantorno, Consultant Neurology Dr Sarmad Al Shammaa, Neurologist

Neuro Spinal Hospital................................ 04 315 7834 Anita Sanjay Bhatia, Occupational Therapist Safe Center for Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome.............. ............................................ 04 394 6411 / 050 451 6363

neuroPHYSIOLOGY Neuro Spinal Hospital......... 04 315 7877 / 04 315 7876 Dr Sarmed Al Fahad, Consultant Neurology Dr Vittorio Iantorno, Consultant Neurology

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nuclear medicine American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6643 Dr Hua Carolyn Yang, Consultant Nuclear Medicine Nursery (PRIVATE) (See Schools) Al Barsha Seashells Nursery....................... 04 341 3404 www.seashellsnursery.com British Orchard Nurseries.............................................. .................................800-PRESCHOOL / 04 398 3536 Bur Dubai, Jumeirah, Deira, JBR, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai Media City, Al Twar, Sharjah, Mirdiff, Abu Dhabi www.britishorchardnursery.com Children's Oasis Nursery..... 04 348 8981 / 04 379 0790 2m - 4 yrs, flexible schedule, following EYFS Emirates British Nursery, Mirdif................ 04 288 9222 Umm Sequim....04 348 9996, Motor City... 04 567 6555 First Steps Nursery Montessori.. 04 348 6301 / 04 348 6302 www.firststepsnm.com; firststepsnm@gmail.com Safa Early Learning Centre Tel no: 04 342 9575; Email: newsafanursery@gmail.com Branch Tel no: 04 344 3878; safaelcbranch@gmail.com Small Steps Nursery Mirdif........................ 04 288 3347 Email: smallstepsnursery@hotmail.com Website: www.smallstepsnursery.ae The Children's Garden, Green Community, DIP 1........ ..................................................................... 04 885 3484 www.childrensgarden.ae, Pre-school for 2 to 6 year olds The Children's Garden Barsha, Al Barsha 2.. 04 399 0160 www.tcgbarsha.ae, Pre-school for 2 to 6 year olds The Children's Garden Jumeira, Jumeira 2... 04 349 2985 www.tcgjumeira.ae, Pre-school for 2 to 6 year olds Nutritionists Medcare Hospital & Medical Centres .......................... .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Mr. Mohamed El Syed El Falahgi Dietitian Ms. Nadine Aoun, Dietitian Occupational therapy Blue Sky Management of Support Services, Business Bay................................................. 04 559 0266 12 | DECEMBER Connector

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oncology / hematology American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6369 Dr Maroun Khoury, Consultant Oncologist Dr Faraz Khan, Specialist Oncologist Dr Nidal Mahgoub, Cons. Pediatric Onc/Hem

Ophthalmologists American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6450 Dr Nadim Habash, Sp. Ophthalmologist Dr Ammar Safar, Consultant Ophthalmologist City Centre Clinic....................................... 04 205 2777 Dr Adnan Obaid JWDA Alrabeeah, Specialist Ophthalmologist Dr Chidamber Boughram Srinivas, Specialist Ophthalmologist Dr Sathish Kidiyur Rama Bhat, Specialist Ophthalmologist Dr Gurdeep Singh, Specialist Ophthalmologist Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr Anwar Hamdan Sajwani, Consultant Ophthalmology Dr Naima Ben Moussa, Specialist Ophthalmology Medcare Eye Centre & Medical Centres....................... .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Prasan Rao, Specialist Ophthalmologist & Vitreoretinal Surgeon Dr Lama Toufiq Sharbek, Specialist Ophthalmologist Dr Ithar Alkheder, Specialist Ophthalmologist Dr Shahrad Hassan Shiva, Specialist Ophthalmologist Dr Payman Mohammad Salih, Specialist Ophthalmologist Dr Tarek Ibrahim Younis, Specialist Ophthalmologist Dr Mohamed EL Zawahry, Specialist Ophthalmologist Dr Ammar Majbour, Specialist Ophthalmologist Dr Nahla Shafie, Specialist Ophthalmologist Spanish Center Lasik Eye & Cosmetics, Jumeirah 2..... ..................................................................... 04 343 4634 oral & maxillofacial surgeon American Dental Clinic, Dubai...................................... ...............................................04 344 0668/ 800TEETH Dr Hani AbdulSalam, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon City Centre Clinic....................................... 04 205 2777 Dr Yarub Al Shammary, Specialist Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon/ Implantologist Medcare Hospital................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Hani Abdul Salam, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr Jehad Al Sukhun, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon www.connector.ae

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OrTHODONTISts American Dental Clinic, Dubai...................................... ...............................................04 344 0668/ 800TEETH Dr Anahita A. Salehi, Orthodontist and Dentofacial Orthopedic. DDS-MSD-CAGS Orthodontic care for Adult and Children. City Centre Clinic....................................... 04 205 2777 Dr Ramesh Kumar Sabhlok, Specialist Orthodontics Medcare Hospital & Medical Centres........................... .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Prem Nanda, Orthodontist & Implantologist Dr Samer Hassoun, Orthodontist

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paediatric ONCOLOGY / HEMATOLOGY American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6369 Dr Nidal Mahgoub, Cons. Pediatric Onc/Hem paediatric Orthopaedic surgeon Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai.............. ..................................................................... 04 407 0100 Neuro Spinal Hospital......... 04 315 7761 / 04 315 7814 Dr Matthias Honl, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon paediatric surgery American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6488 Dr Hussein Naji, Specialist Pediatric Surgeon Paediatrician City Centre Clinic....................................... 04 205 2777 Dr Ayman Jabbar, Consultant Pediatrician Dr Zakieh Al Jayousi, Consultant Pediatrician City Centre Clinic, Me’aisem IMPZ.......... 04 205 2772 Dr Eltaif Elssir Mohamed Ali Ahmed, Specialist Pediatrician Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr Osama Attar Bashi, Consultant Paediatrician Dr Mustafa Mohamed Helmi, Consultant Paediatrics Medcare Paediatric Specialty Clinic .............................. .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Shahid Gauhar, Specialist Neonatologist Dr Issam Abd Albari, Consultant Neonatologist Dr S. M Anees, Specialist Paediatrician Dr Indira Tahmiscija Bakija, Specialist Paediatrician Dr Hisham Maree Khalil, Specialist Paediatrician Dr Indira Tahmiscija Bakija, Specialist Paediatrician Dr Ahmed Mahmoud Hady, Specialist Paediatrician Dr Faiza Abd El Ghany El Bawab, Specialist Paediatrician Dr Hisham Khalil, Consultant Paediatrician Dr Cinderella Clara Menezes, Specialist Paediatrician Dr Foroozan Khezri, Specialist Paediatric Urologist Dr Mayada Samir ElEraki, Specialist Paediatrician Dr Ankur Bopche, Specialist Paediatrician Dr Rania Atieh, Specialist Paediatrician Dr Sherif Ezzat Mohammed Aly, Specialist Paediatrician Dr Nasma Karawi, Specialist Paediatrician Dr Nahed Saleh, Specialist Paediatrician Dr Adel Taha Elhamamsy, Specialist Paediatrician Dr Sadeq Yaqoub, Specialist Paediatric Surgery Dr Omar Mahmoud Al Ghazzo, Specialist Paediatrician Connector DECEMBER | 13

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Orthopaedists American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6553 Dr Ghazwan Maki, Sp. Orthopaedic Dr Tarek Abuzakuk, Sp. Orthopaedic Dr Thomas Nau, Consultant Orthopedic Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai.............. ..................................................................... 04 407 0100 City Centre Clinic....................................... 04 205 2777 Dr Iyad Al Souri, Specialist Orthopedics Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr Kutaiba Salman, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Wail Ahmad, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital..................... .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Chris Whately, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Richard Villar, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Anwar Sadath, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Barry McKillop, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Maan Taba, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Nicandro Figueiredo, Specialist Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon Dr Salman Farrukh Hameed, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Azzam Fayyad, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Nikola Vagic, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Sripathi Rao, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Anand Gorva, Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Ahmad Shukri Issa, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Usama Hassan Saleh, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Yarob Hatem, Specialist Orthopaedic Dr Shreerang M. Joshi, Specialist Orthopaedic Dr Ahmad Al Muhammad, Specialist Orthopaedic Dr Mohamed Abdelrhman Elzaki, General Practitioner Dr Muhammad Ali Raffat, General Practitioner Dr Mohamed Ali Shafik, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon-ER Dr Usman Ahmed, General Practitioner Neuro Spinal Hospital......... 04 315 7761 / 04 315 7814 Dr Matthias Honl, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Hussam Abdul Kader, Orthopaedic Surgeon

paediatric dentistry American Dental Clinic, Dubai...................................... ...............................................04 344 0668/ 800TEETH Dr Grace Miled Eid, Specialist Paediatric Dentist (Lebanon/Canada) Medcare Paediatric Specialty Clinic.............................. .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Lubab Jassim Mohammed, Paedodontist Dr Shahnaz Faraz, Paedodontist

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Dr Prabhakar Patil, Specialist Paediatrician paediatrics (Treatment of all childhood illness; Assessment of growth and development; Immunisation; Kidney diseases in children and bedwetting.) American Hospital Clinics, DMC............. 04 377 5500 Dr Rim Albalkhi, Specialist Pediatrician American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6488 Dr Abed Aydin, Specialist Pediatrician Dr Omer Ahmed, Consultant Pediatrician Dr Sridhar Kalyanasundaram, Consultant Neonatologist Dr Basil Nasrallah, Consultant Pediatrics Dr David Cremonesini, Consultant Pediatrics Dr Umair Sharih, Consultant Pediatrics palliative Medicine American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6877 Dr Mona Tareen, Sp. Geriatric Medicine/ Sp. Hospice & Palliative Medicine/ Sp. Internal Medicine PARTY SOLUTIONS Crash-in-Castles LLC.............................. 050 652 4769 PARTY Supplies Party Centre LLC, Garhoud.. 04 283 1353/ 04 297 9125 Party Centre LLC, Media City................... 04 453 3373 www.mypartycentre.com pathology & laboratory medicine American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6139 Dr Aaron Han, Consultant Clinical Pathologist Dr Kadria Syed, Specialist Anatomic Pathologist Pet Grooming Pets Habitat, Barsha.................................... 04 341 8085 Pets for sale, please call us or visit www.petshabitat.com Shampooch Mobile Grooming, Salon, Training, Daycare & Boutique Hotel......................... 04 340 0507 www.shampooch.ae, email: info@shampooch.ae PHYSICAL & REHABILITATION SERVICES American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 5060 Dr Nazakat Hussein, Specialist Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physiotherapist Blue Sky Management of Support Services, Business Bay................................................. 04 559 0266 Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai.............. ..................................................................... 04 407 0100 Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic.......... ..................................................................... 04 349 6333 Medcare Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Centre ........ .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Hussam Touma, Physiotherapist Dr Ahmed Mohammed Yosri Bondok, Physiotherapist Ms. Kusum Jham, Physiotherapist Ms. Abroo K Malik, Physiotherapist 14 | DECEMBER Connector

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radiation oncology American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 336 7777 Radiology Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Aneta Dunlop, Specialist Radiologist American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6643 Dr Hua Carolyn Yang, Consultant Nuclear Medicine Dr Raouf Bessifi, Specialist Radiologist Dr Kartikeya Kantawala, Specialist Radiologist Dr Mahmoud Hamza, Specialist Radiologist Dr Sonal Arjuna, Specialist Radiologist Dr Dunia Gazi Abdelrahman, Specialist Radiologist Medcare Hospital, Dubai....800MEDCARE (6332273) Open MRI, Multi Slice CT, X Ray, Fluoroscopy, Color Doppler, Mammogram, Ultrasound etc Male & Female Radiographers & Radiologists Neuro Spinal Hospital................................ 04 315 7722 Functional MRI, Multislice C.T. Scan, Biplan Angiography, Ultrasound & X-rays RELOCATION CONSULTANT / SERVICES Best Selection JLT(Relocation & Immigration).............. ................................................................... 052 987 5797 REMEDIAL EXERCISE / THERAPY Blue Sky Management of Support Services, Business Bay................................................. 04 559 0266 rheumatology American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6893 Dr Waseem Raja, Specialist Rheumatologist Dr Fadi Ajine, Consultant Rheumatologist Rhinoplasty Medcare Hospital................800MEDCARE (6332273) www.connector.ae

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Root Canal Treatment Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Sameh Atallah, General Dentist & Implantology American Dental Clinic, Dubai...................................... .............................................04 344 0668 / 800 TEETH Dr Philippe Saleiman, Specialist Endodontics Medcare Hospital................800MEDCARE (6332273) SCHOOLS Al-Mizhar American Academy, Mirdif Area, Al Mizhar 1 ..................................................................... 04 288 7250 www.americanacademy.ae, American curriculum, Pre-KG to Grade 12 Bradenton Prep Academy, Sports City........ 04 818 3600 W: www.bradentonprepdubai.com E: registrar_bpa@gemsedu.com Dubai British Foundation, Jumeirah Islands...04 558 7308 www.dubaibritishfs.ae, British Curriculum, FS 1 and 2 Dubai British School Jumeirah Park, Al Warood St 1, Jumeirah Park............................................... 04 552 0247 www.dubaibritishschooljp.ae, British Curriculum, Year 1 to 13

Dubai British School, Springs 3, Emirates Hills............. ..................................................................... 04 361 9361 www.dubaibrishschool.ae, British Curriculum, FS 1 to Year 13 Greenfield Community School, Dubai Investments Park 1........................................................... 04 885 6600 www.gcschool.ae, International Baccalaureate, KG 1 to Grade 12 Horizon International School, Umm Sequim..04 348 3314 W: www.horizonintlschool.com Jumeira Baccalaureate School, Jumeira 1... 04 344 6931 www.jbschool.ae, International Baccalaureate, Pre-KG to Grade 12 Raha International School, Raha Gardens, Abu Dhabi ..................................................................... 02 556 1567 www.ris.ae, International Baccalaureate, EY 1 to Grade 12 Uptown School, Tripoli Street, Mirdif......... 04 251 5001 www.uptownschool.ae, International Baccalaureate, Pre-KG to Grade 11 Second Hand Clothes Dubai Center for Special Needs................. 04 337 8246 Holy Trinity................................................. 04 337 0247 Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre.............. 04 340 0005

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Psychologists Blue Sky Management of Support Services, Business Bay................................................. 04 559 0266 Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic.......... ..................................................................... 04 349 6333 Dr Valeria Risoli, Clinical Psychologist (ITALY)


Skin cancer screening Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Ambreen Rauf, Specialist Dermatology Dr Murtuza Bandukwala, Specialist Dermatologist....... ..................................................................... 04 379 8747 Skin care & BEAUTY THERAPY Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Ambreen Rauf, Specialist Dermatology Medcare Hospital & Medical Centres........................... .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Nabeela Mahmood Eid Rashed, Specialist Dermatologist Dr Nancy Labib, Specialist Dermatologist Dr Hala Aljaber, Specialist Dermatologist Dr Rana Mahfoud, Specialist Dermatologist Dr Rasha Ibrahim, Specialist Dermatologist Dr Mousumee Nanda, Specialist Dermatologist Skin FILLERS Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Ambreen Rauf, Specialist Dermatology Dr Murtuza Bandukwala, Specialist Dermatologist....... ..................................................................... 04 379 8747 sleeping Disorder American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6893 Dr Emad Kowatli, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr Rashid Nadeem, Specialist Internal Medicine smoking cessation American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6893 Dr Emad Kowatli, Specialist Internal Medicine spa MAVEN SPA - Oasis for Beauty, Relaxation & Wellness. Dubai..........04 288 8480; Abu Dhabi..........02 443 3700 Queens Beauty Lounge............ 04 421 4267 / 04 427 9689 E: info@queensbeautylounge.com; JLT & Marina Branch special needs centre Al Noor Training Centre for Children .with Special Needs ..................................................................... 04 340 4844 Dubai Centre for Special Needs................. 04 344 0966 Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre.............. 04 340 0005 Tender Hearts Arena (Recreational Centre).................... ..................... 04 321 3138/ 050 349 3596/ 050 887 3455 Speech and Language Therapist American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6450 Ghada Ajamieh, Speech Therapist Dr Mariam Syeda, Speech & Language Specialist Blue Sky Management of Support Services, Business Bay................................................. 04 559 0266 Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic.......... ..................................................................... 04 349 6333 Viviane Cappellari, Speech Therapist (Brazil) Kalimati Communication & Rehabilitation Center..... ..................................................................... 04 283 9196 16 | DECEMBER Connector

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Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre.............. 04 340 0005 Safe Center for Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome.............. ............................................ 04 394 6411 / 050 451 6363 SpINAL SURGEONS Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai.............. ..................................................................... 04 407 0100 Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital..................... .............................................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Hassan Kadri, Consultant Neurological Surgeon Dr Nikola Vagic, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Nicandro de Figueiredo Neto, Specialist Neurosurgery Neuro Spinal Hospital......... 04 315 7711 / 04 315 7758 Dr Abdul Karim Msaddi, Neuro & Spine Surgeon Dr Catalin Majer, Neuro & Spine Surgeon Dr Walid Othman, Orthopedic & Spine Surgeon Dr Ayman Suliman Ahmed, Orthopedic & Spine Surgeon Dr Dimitar Georgey Haritonoy, Neuro & Spine Surgeon sports law Saleh Alobeidli Advocates & Legal, Sheikh ZayedRd... ..................................................................... 04 385 8928 Sports Medicine Neuro Spinal Hospital......... 04 315 7761 / 04 315 7814 Dr Matthias Honl, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Sports orthopAedic Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai.............. ..................................................................... 04 407 0100 Std SCREENING Dr Murtuza Bandukwala, Specialist Dermatologist....... ..................................................................... 04 379 8747 STRESS MANAGEMENT Quantum Healing, Contact Geraldine..... 055 923 1370 stORAGE Storall LLC (www.storall.ae)....................... 04 880 3644 Self-Storage, Warehousing & Logistics – info@storall.ae TAILORING La Beaute Tailoring, JBR... 04 434 2323 / 050 503 3880 Royal Fashion Men’s Tailoring & Textiles Near Burjuman Centre................................. 04 396 8282 Souk Madinat Jumeirah............................... 04 368 6192 Jumeirah Road.............................................. 04 394 4844 Jumeirah Beach Hotel.................................. 04 348 6878 JLT “C” Goldcrest Exec................................ 04 443 8766 JW Marriott Hotel....................................... 04 432 3166 Westin Hotel, Al Sufouh 2........................... 04 399 7172 thyroid clinic Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Ahlam Ali, General Practitioner www.connector.ae

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TUTORING Improve Me (Maths,English,Handwriting).. 04 380 5525 Ms. Tacla Haddad (Private Tutor)............. 050 519 5197 Private English, French & Arabic lessons for all Levels & Ages.

VARICOSE VEINS Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Ambreen Rauf, Specialist Dermatology vascular surgery American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6626 Dr Nikolaos Zavrakidis, Consultant Vascular Surgeon Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai.............. ..................................................................... 04 407 0100 vENEREOLOGY Dr Murtuza Bandukwala, Specialist Dermatologist....... ..................................................................... 04 379 8747 Veterinary Clinics USVC - Umm Suqeim Veterinary Centre Dubai’s ONLY 24 hour Hospital – Open for consultation All night and all day Physio / Hydrotherapy, ISFM Gold Cat Clinic Drs Malcolm Rose, Monique Strange & Assoc. Easy Parking Central Location on Al Wasl road opp J3 Mall www.usvetcentre.com ; 04 348 3799 / 04 321 0799 Modern Veterinary Clinic, Al Wasl Rd....04 395 3131 Celebrating 20 years of Quality Veterinary Care Dr Renata Majka, Dr Horacio Ruiz, Dr Emmanouil Mastromanolis, General Small Animal Practice Blue Oasis Veterinary Clinic...................... 04 884 8580 Dr Dieter, Dr Sabine, Dr Sigrun, Dr Danilo, DIP 1, open daily, House calls, 24/7 Emergency line Noble Veterinary Clinic....... 04 885 9800 / 04 885 4848 Green Community, DIP, Emergency 24/7: 055 201 6353 Dr Soheyl Simaei, Dr Magdalena Lisinska, Dr Damjan Pavlovski. Open 7 Days, Home Visits & Pick up drop off Petzone Veterinary Clinic, Sheikh Zayed Road.............. ..................................................................... 04 346 7870 www.connector.ae

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Weight Loss (see Dietician) (Obesity and Weight Control Management) American Hospital Dubai........................... 04 377 6606 Mariam Saleh, Dietician May El Moghrabi, Dietician Dana Al Shaka’a, Dietician Dr Taher Khalil Clinic, Al Safa 1............... 04 380 8000 Well woman clinic Allied Medical Center............... 800 ALLIED (255433) Dr Aseel Abdul Razzaq, Specialist Obstetrics & Gynaecology Yoga Eco Yoga Sanctuary, Jumeirah 1 (Ladies only)................ ............................................. 04 385 6633/ 056 771 1336 Exhale Fitness Studios - JBR...................... 04 424 3777

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UROLOGIST Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr Essa Kazim, Consultant Urologist Dr Anis Haddad, Specialist Urologist Medcare Hospital................800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Foroozan Khezri, Specialist Urologist Dr Syed Imtiyaz Ali, Specialist Urologist

Vetcare Veterinary Clinic............................ 04 430 9797 Diamond Business Center, Block B, Arjan, Dubailand, Next to Miracle Garden. Dr Dominik Saurek Veterinary Surgeon DVM PhD Dr Anastas Petrov Veterinary Surgeon DVM Dr Paulina, Dermatologist, DVM Dr Goran, Internal Medicine, DVM PhD Home visits & Emergency 050 550 1698, www.vetcaredubai.com

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ARGENTINIAN / LATINO Asado, The Palace, Downtown Dubai.......... 04 4287971 La Parilla, Jumeirah Beach Hotel ................ 04 3480000 Malecon, Dubai Marine Beach Resort ........ 04 3461111 Pachanga, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah............... 04 3991111

AMERICAN Asado, The Palace, The Old Town Dubai.... 04 4287888 Beyond El Rancho, Marco Polo Hotel ........ 04 2720000 Boston Bar, Jumeirah Rotana Hotel ............ 04 3455888 Chilli’s.......................................................... 600 561112 Fuddruckers, Opposite India Palace ........... 04 2827771 Johnny Rockets, Marina Walk..................... 04 3682339 Johnny Rockets, Dubai Mall ....................... 04 4341526 Johnny Rockets, Mall of the Emirates......... 04 3412380 Johnny Rockets, Opp. Jumeirah Centre ...... 04 3447859 La Parilla, Jumeirah Beach Hotel ................ 04 4068999 Loca, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa.... 04 3461111 Manhattan Grill, Grand Hyatt Hotel ......... 04 3171234 Ponderosa Steakhouse ................................ 04 2953527 Roadster Diner............................................. 04 4243983 Rock Bottom Café, Regent Palace Hotel..... 04 3963888

AUSTRALIAN Yalumba, Le Meridien Dubai ...................... 04 2170000

ARABIC / LEBANESE Abdulwahab & Abdulwahab, Souk al Bahar.................. ...............................................................04 4230988 / 89 Ahlan Lounge, Arabian Courtyard .............. 04 3519111 Al Diwan, Metropolitan Palace Hotel ......... 04 2270000 Al Fardous, Grand Excelsior Hotel, Deira .. 04 2688888 Al Hadheerah, Bab Al Shams ...................... 04 8096100 Al Iwan, Burj Al Arab Hotel ....................... 04 3017600 Al Nafoorah, Jumeirah Emirates Towers..... 04 3300000 Al Qasr, Dubai Marine Beach Resort........... 04 3461111 Al Sultan Brahim, DFC............................... 04 7011111 Al Tannour, Crowne Plaza .......................... 04 3311111 Al Waha Restaurant, Jood Palace Hotel...... 04 2113060 Awafi, JW Marriott Hotel, Deira.................. 04 2624444 Awtar, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Bur Dubai......... 04 3171234

BAR FOOD Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi................ 04 3993333 Belgian Beer Café, Crowne Plaza................ 04 7012222 Belgian Beer Café, TECOM....................... 04 4299999 Bussola, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi.............. 04 3993333 Carters, Wafi City........................................ 04 3240000 Cin Cin, Fairmont Hotel ............................. 04 3118316 Harry’s Place, Crowne Plaza Dubai ........... 04 2625555 Harvesters, Crown Plaza Dubai................... 04 3311111 Jambase, Souk Madinat Jumeirah................. 04 3668888 La Casa del Habano..................................... 04 3303308 Oscar’s Vine Society, Crowne Plaza Dubai.. 04 3311111 QD’s, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club....... 04 2956000 The Agency, Souk Madinat Jumeirah .......... 04 3666730 The Cellar, Century Village.......................... 04 2829333

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ASIAN Blades, Al Badia Golf Club.......................... 04 7011128 Eau Zone, The One & Only Royal Mirage .04 3999999 Ginger Restaurant, Ramada Jumeirah Hotel.. 04 7027030 Hana, Asian fusion, Riviera Hotel................ 04 2222131 Hoi An, Shangri-La Hotel ........................... 04 4052703 Japengo, Mall of the Emirates...................... 04 3411671 Japengo, Palm Strip...................................... 04 3454979 Japengo, Souk Madinat Jumeirah................. 04 3686575 Noshi Noshi, Opposite Jumeirah Beach Park...04 3443377 Toshi Grand Millenium Dubai, TECOM ... 04 4299999 White Orchid, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa ... 04 8836000

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AL FRESCO Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi................ 04 3993333 Beach Bar and Grill, The One & Only ........ 04 3999999 Capanna Nuova, Dubai Marine Beach Resort..04 3461111 Dhow & Anchor, Jumeirah Beach Hotel..... 04 3480000 Luciano’s, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa .... 04 3995000 Medzo, Wafi Pyramids ................................ 04 3244100 QD’s, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club....... 04 2956000 Rooftop Terrace, Movenpick Hotel ............ 04 3366000 Sho Cho’s, Dubai Marine Beach Resort....... 04 3461111 Thai Bistro, Dubai Marine Beach Resort .... 04 3461111 The Boardwalk, Dubai Creek & Yacht Club .. 04 2956000 The Irish Village, Aviation Club ................. 04 2824750 The Meat Company, Souk Madinat Jumeirah.. 04 3686040

Ayam Zaman, Royal Ascot Hotel................. 04 3558500 Bazerkhan, Capitol Hotel............................ 04 3460111 Butterfly Club, Carlton Tower Hotel .......... 04 2227111 Café Arabesque, Park Hyatt Hotel............... 04 3172222 Ewaan, The Palace, Downtown Dubai.......... 04 4287951 Hanaaya, Mina Al Salam.............................. 04 4323232 Karam Beirut, Mall of the Emirates............. 04 3412204 Khan Murjan, Wafi Mall............................. 04 3279795 Lebanese Village Restaurant, Bur Dubai..... 04 3522522 Mazaj, Century Village................................. 04 2829952 Mezza House, opp Souk Al Bahar............... 04 4205444 Na3 Na3, The Address, The Dubai Mall....... 04 4388888 Reem Al Bawadi, Jumeraih Beach Road...... 04 3947444 Wafi Gourmet, Wafi City............................ 04 3244433 Xennya, Holiday Inn ................................... 04 3234333 XVA, Bastakia Quarter, Al Fahidi ............... 04 3535383

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The Terrace, Park Hyatt............................... 04 6021234 Trader Vic’s, Al Fattan Tower...................... 04 3998993 Trader Vic’s, Souk Madinat Jumeirah.......... 04 3665646 Vintage, Wafi................................................ 04 3244100 BRITISH Barzar, Souk Madinat Jumeirah................... 04 3666730 Fish & Chips Room .................................... 04 4270443 Rhodes Mezzanine, Grosvenor House Hotel..04 3998888 Rivington Grill, Souk al Bahar ................... 04 4230903 The Plaice, Century Village ......................... 04 2868233 BUFFET Bamboo Lagoon, JW Marriott Hotel .......... 04 6077977 Beachcombers, Jumeirah Beach Hotel......... 04 4068999 Cuisines, Ramada Jumeirah Hotel................ 04 7027020 Dunes Café, Shangri-La Hotel .................... 04 3438888 Dusit Delicatessen, Dusit Thani Hotel ....... 04 3433333 Flavours on Two, Towers Rotana Hotel ..... 04 3438000 Market Place, JW Marriott Hotel................ 04 2624444 Meridien Village, Le Meridien Dubai ......... 04 2824040 Spectrum on One, Fairmont Hotel ............. 04 3325555 Spice Island, Crowne Plaza Dubai .............. 04 2625555 Tahiti, Metropolitan Palace Hotel................ 04 2270000 Café Atrium Café, Ramada Jumeirah Hotel......... 04 7027020 Pastry Boutique, Ramada Hotel Dubai........ 04 5061365 CHINESE Chimes Restaurant....................................... 04 3234211 China Sea, Al Maktoum Street ................... 04 2959816 China Times, Jumeirah Plaza....................... 04 3442930 Chinese Pavillion, Jumeira Beach Centre ... 04 3444432 Chopstix, Marco Polo Hotel ........................ 04 2720000 Duck King, Beach Park Plaza Centre .......... 04 3428041 Dynasty Chinese Restaurant, Ramada Hotel Dubai...... ...................................................................... 04 5061148 Emperor, Capitol Hotel, Satwa.................... 04 3460111 Golden Dragon Restaurant, Internet City.. 04 3911480 Golden Dragon Restauran, JAFZA............ 04 8815242 Hukama, The Address Downtown............... 04 4368888 Lan Kwai-Fong, Opposite Movenpick Hotel ................ ...................................................................... 04 3353680 Mandarin Tree Restaurant.......................... 04 4475022 Mini Chinese, Al Diyafah Street ................. 04 3459976 Noodle Bowl ................................................ 04 3453381 Peacock, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort .. 04 3995533 RED Lounge Terrace, Raffles Dubai........... 04 3248888 Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel ................. 04 3438888 Summer Place, Metropolitan Palace Hotel .04 3430000 The China Club, Radisson Blu Hotel........... 04 2057333 The Noble House, Raffles Hotel ................. 04 3149888 Zheng He’s, Madinat Jumeirah.................... 04 3668888 Zyng Asian Grill, Ibn Battuta Mall ............. 04 3669808 FILIPINO Barrio Fiesta, Bur Juman.............................. 04 3594158 Delmon......................................................... 04 3369561 Kabalen Restaurant ..................................... 04 3978839 20 | DECEMBER Connector

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FRENCH Bistro Domino, Deira City Centre.............. 04 2925000 Bistro Madeleine, Intercontinental Hotel.... 04 7011111 Café Chic, Le Meridien Dubai .................... 04 2824040 Entrecôte Café de Paris, Al Khaleej Hotel.. 04 2231000 Le Classique, Emirates Golf Club .............. 04 3802222 Margaux, Souk Al Bahar.............................. 04 4397555 P2, Souk Madinat Jumeirah.......................... 04 3666730 Reflets Par Pierre Gagnaire......................... 04 7011111 Rive Gauche, The Address Dubai Marina.... 04 4367777 Rostang, The French Brasserie, Atlantis....... 04 4262626 Signatures, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa ..... 04 8836000 St. Tropez Bistro, Century Village .............. 04 2869029 Traiteur, Park Hyatt Hotel .......................... 04 3172222 Verre, Hilton Dubai Creek .......................... 04 2127551 FRIDAY BRUNCHES Al Muna, Mina A’Salam Hotel.................... 04 3666730 Al Qasr Hotel............................................... 04 3666730 Al Samadi Café............................................. 04 4329520 Amwaj, Shangri-la Hotel.............................. 04 4052703 Anise, Intercontinental Hotel....................... 04 7011111 Aquara Restaurant & Lounge..................... 04 3627900 Bamboo Lagoon, JW Marriott Hotel .......... 04 6077977 Beachcombers, Jumeirah Beach Hotel......... 04 4068999 Belgian Beer Café, Crowne Plaza................ 04 7012222 Benjarong, Dusit Dubai .............................. 04 3433333 Bice Mare, Souk Al Bahar............................ 04 4230982 Boston Bar, Jumeirah Rotana Hotel ............ 04 3455888 Boulvar, Radisson Blu Hotel........................ 04 2227171 Brasserie, Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa..04 3165550 Carters, Wafi City........................................ 04 3240000 Certo, Radisson Blu Hotel ........................... 04 3669111 Choices, Al Bustan Rotana........................... 04 2820000 Cucina, Courtyard by Marriott..................... 04 8852222 Dakshin, Lotus Hotel ................................. 04 2278888 Double Decker, Al Murooj Rotana ............ 04 3211111 Esca, Qamardeen Hotel ............................... 04 4285923 Ewaan, The Palace, Old Town Dubai.......... 04 4287888 Fazaris, The Address Downtown ................ 04 4368888 Fibber Magee’s ............................................ 04 3322400 Focaccia, Hyatt Regency Hotel ................... 04 3172222 Glasshouse Brasserie, Hilton Dubai Creek ..04 2127551 Grand Grill, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa...04 3994221 Hofbrauhaus, JW Marriott Hotel ............... 04 6077977 Icon Bar & Lounge, Radisson Blu Hotel .... 04 3669111 Latitude, Jumeirah Beach Hotel .................. 04 4323232 Legends Steakhouse, Creek Golf & Yacht Club ........... ...................................................................... 04 2956000 Mango Tree, Souk Al Bahar......................... 04 4267313 Market Place, JW Marriott Hotel................ 04 6077009 Marrakech, Shangri-La Hotel...................... 04 4052703 Mays El-Reem, JW Marriott Hotel............. 04 6077009 Momotaro, Souk Al Bahar........................... 04 4257976 More, Al Murooj Rotana.............................. 04 3433779 More, Gold & Diamond Park...................... 04 3234350 Nelson’s, Media Rotana Hotel, Tecom........ 04 4350000 Nineteen, The Address Montgomerie.......... 04 3905600 Oceana Restaurant, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah.. 04 3182540 Olive Tree, Flora Creek Hotel..................... 04 2943532 www.connector.ae

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INDIAN 25 Degrees North Restaurant...................... 04 4527779 Aangan, Dhow Palace Hotel........................ 04 3599992 Al Shindagah, Metropolitan Palace Hotel ... 04 2270000 Antique Bazaar, Four Points Sheraton ........ 04 3977444 Aryaas, Nakheel Building............................. 04 3355776 Asha’s, Wafi Pyramids.................................. 04 3244100 Ashaya (Karama)........................................... 04 3365339 Ashiana, Sheraton Dubai Creek................... 04 2071733 Barbecue Delights, Movenpick Hotel.......... 04 3490711 Bollywood Café, Regal Plaza Hotel ............. 04 3556633 Bombay By The Bay, The Walk.................... 04 4297979 Calicut Paragon............................................ 04 3358700 Casa Goa, Palm Beach Rotana Inn .............. 04 3931999 Chutney’s Movenpick Hotel ....................... 04 3104340 Coconut Grove, Rydges Plaza Hotel, ......... 04 3983800 Dakshin, Lotus Hotel .................................. 04 2278888 D’Fusion, Grandeur Hotel .......................... 04 3418777 Dhadkhan, Carlton Tower Hotel ................ 04 2227111 Dhamaal, Seashell Inn Hotel ....................... 04 3934777 Gazebo, Kuwait Street.................................. 04 3958555 Govindas, Palace Hotel ............................... 04 3960088 Handi Restaurant, Jood Palace Hotel.......... 04 2113045 Haveli, Imperial Suites Hotel ...................... 04 3515100 Indego, Grosvenor House Hotel ................ 04 3998888

INTERNATIONAL Al Dawaar, Hyatt Regency Dubai................ 04 3172222 Al Nafoorah, Coral Deira, Dubai................. 04 2248587 Al Samar Lounge, Souk Madinat Jumeirah...04 3668888 Anise, Intercontinental Hotel....................... 04 7011111 Arboretum, Souq Madinat Jumeirah............ 04 3668888 Armoury Lounge, Souq Madinat Jumeirah.. 04 3668888 Aspen Café, Kempinski Hotel, MOE ......... 04 3413600 Aspen Café, Kempinski Hotel, MOE ......... 04 4095999 Atrium, Capitol Hotel, Bur Dubai............... 04 3460111 Bab Al Yam, Burj Al Arab Hotel ................. 04 3017777 Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi ............... 04 3993333 Baywatch, Sheraton Jumeirah Hotel ............ 04 3995533 Blue Orange, Westin Hotel.......................... 04 3994141 Boulvar, Radisson Blu Hotel ....................... 04 2057333 Bussola, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi.............. 04 3993333 Cascades, The Fairmont Hotel .................... 04 3325555 Celebrities, The One & Only Royal Mirage.04 3999999 Choices, Al Bustan Rotana........................... 04 2820000 Da Gama, Century Village .......................... 04 2823636 Dar ElKamar.............................. 800 elkamar (3552627) Elements Café Restaurant, Wafi City......... 04 3244252 Ember, The Address Dubai Mall.................. 04 4388888 Epicure......................................................... 04 6029333 Evory Lounge, Kempinski Hotel, ............... 04 3413600

GERMAN Brauhaus, Jumeirah Rotana Hotel ............... 04 3455888 Der Keller, The Jumeirah Beach Hotel......... 04 3480000 Hofbrauhaus, JW Marriott Hotel ............... 04 6077977

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GREEK Elia, Majestic Hotel Tower........................... 04 5012692

India House, Al Hisn Street, Bur Dubai ..... 04 3526006 India Palace Restaurant, Al Garhoud ......... 04 2869600 India Palace Restaurant, Ibn Battuta Mall.. 04 3685567 Indian Pavillion, Umm Suqueim................. 04 3941483 Iz, Grand Hyatt Dubai................................. 04 3172222 Jashan, White Crown Building, Shk. Zayed..04 3320202 Kamat, Kuwait Street................................... 04 3595441 Kebab Korner, Highland City Hotel............ 04 3938538 Khazana, Al Nasr Leisureland...................... 04 3360061 Manvaar........................................................ 04 3368332 Masala Craft, Century Village...................... 04 2829626 Masala, Jumeirah Bab Al Shams .................. 04 8096100 Mint Leaf of London, DIFC....................... 04 7060900 Mithaas, Rolla Road..................................... 04 3591300 Mohanlal’s Taste Buds, Fish Market, Karama............... ...................................................................... 04 3362001 Mumtaz Mahal, Arabian Court Hotel ........ 04 3519111 Nalukettu, Grand Hotel, Al Ghusais........... 04 2632555 Nina, The One & Only Royal Mirage ......... 04 3999999 Options......................................................... 04 3293293 Paratha King, Next to Baskin Robins.......... 04 3979110 Planet Bollywood, Royal Ascot Hotel.......... 04 3558500 Qureshi’s Kebab & Kurry, Country Club Hotel.04 3988840 Rasoi, Coral Deira, Dubai............................. 04 2248587 Spice Café, Town Centre Shopping Mall.... 04 3499951 Spice Lounge, Al Ghazal Mall .................... 04 3453365 Sukh Sagar, Trade Centre Road .................. 04 3967222 Tamarind Tandoor Restaurant, Ramada.... 04 5061152 Tandoori, Ibn Battuta Mall ......................... 04 4233855 The Bombay, Marco Polo Hotel .................. 04 2720000 The Kebab Connection, Gold Swiss-Belhotel.. 04 3019888 The Rupee Room, Marina Walk.................. 04 3905755 The Spice Club, Le Meridien Fairway ......... 04 6085000 Zaika, Al Marooj Rotana ............................. 04 3211111

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Palm Garden, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort .04 3995533 Planet Hollywood........................................ 04 3244100 Player’s Lounge, Country Club Hotel.......... 04 3988840 Prego’s Media Rotana Hotel, Tecom.......... 04 4350000 Rock Bottom Café, Regent Palace Hotel..... 04 3963888 Saffron, Atlantis............................................ 04 4262626 Sezzam, Kempinski Hotel ........................... 04 4095999 Spectrum on One, Fairmont Hotel ............. 04 3118316 Spendido, Ritz Carlton................................. 04 3994000 Spice Island, Crowne Plaza Dubai .............. 04 2625555 Thai Chi, Wafi ............................................. 04 3244100 Thai Kitchen, Park Hyatt Hotel .................. 04 3172222 The Atrium, Grand Millennium Hotel ........ 04 4299999 The Cellar, Century Village.......................... 04 2829333 The Conservatory, Emirates Golf Club........ 04 3802222 The Med, Media One Hotel ........................ 04 4271000 The Observatory, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel.......... ...................................................................... 04 3194000 The Terrace, Deira Hotel ............................. 04 2688888 The Warehouse, Le Meridien Dubai ........... 04 2170000 Thyme, Oasis Beach Tower........................... 04 3154200 Traiteur, Park Hyatt Hotel .......................... 04 3172222 Waxy O’Conner’s, The Ascot Hotel ............ 04 3520900 Westin Hotel ............................................... 04 5117136 Yalumba, Le Meridien Dubai ...................... 04 2170000 Zuma ............................................................ 04 4255660


Fazaris, The Address Downtown ................. 04 4368888 Flavours on Two, Towers Rotana Hotel ..... 04 3438000 Fountain, Movenpick Hotel ........................ 04 3366000 Glasshouse Brasserie, Hilton Dubai Creek.................... ................................................ 04 2271111 / 04 2127550 Inferno Grill, Marina Walk.......................... 04 3689193 Jeema, Hatta Fort Hotel, Hatta.................... 04 8523211 K Grill, Kempinski Hotel............................. 04 4095999 Kaleidoscope, The Palm............................... 04 4262626 Khaymat Al Bahar, Souk Madinat Jumeirah... 04 3668888 La Baie, Ritz Carlton ................................... 04 3994000 La Cite, City Centre Hotel, Deira................ 04 2941222 La Fontana, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa .... 04 8836000 La Marguerite, Carlton Tower Dubai ......... 04 2227111 Latitude, Jumeirah Beach Hotel .................. 04 3480000 Le Gourmand, Ibis Hotel ............................ 04 3324444 Le Rendezvous Restaurant, Jood Palace Hotel............... ...................................................................... 04 2113024 Mazina, The Address Dubai Marina............. 04 4367777 Oceana, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah .................. 04 3991111 Pisces, Souk Madinat Jumeirah.................... 04 3668888 Planet Hollywood, Wafi............................... 04 3244100 Rhodes Mezzanine, Grosvenor House Hotel................. ...................................................................... 04 3998888 Saffron, Atlantis............................................ 04 4262626 Salmontini, Mall of the Emirates................. 04 3410222 SeaBreeze, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort.. 04 3995555 Senses, Gold Swiss - Belhotel Dubai............ 04 3019888 Shoo Fee Ma Fee, Souk Madinat Jumeirah.. 04 3668888 Spectrum on One, Fairmont Hotel ............. 04 3118316 Tang, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi ................ 04 3993333 Teatro, Towers Rotana Hotel ...................... 04 3438000 The 25th, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa ..... 04 3995000 The Boardwalk, Dubai Creek & Yacht Club .. 04 2956000 The Explorer, Marco Polo Hotel ................. 04 2720000 The Junction, Traders Hotel......................... 04 4259889 The Kitchen, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Deira... 04 2091234 The Rotisserie, The One & Only Royal Mirage.............. ...................................................................... 04 3999999 Verre, Hilton Dubai Creek .......................... 04 2271111 Vintage, Wafi ............................................... 04 3240000 Vista Rooftop, Holiday Inn Express............. 04 4275500 Vu’s, Emirates Towers Hotel ....................... 04 3300000 Warehouse, Le Meridien Dubai .................. 04 2170000 Waves, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi .............. 04 3993333 World Trade Club, Dubai World Trade Centre ............ ...................................................................... 04 3097979 IRANIAN / PERSIAN Al Borz ......................................................... 04 3318777 Al Zumorrod, Carlton Tower Hotel ........... 04 2227111 Anar, Souk Madinat Jumeirah...................... 04 3688505 Iranian Club, Oud Metha Road................... 04 3367700 Pars Iranian Kitchen, Wilson building........ 04 3984000 Persia Persia, Wafi....................................... 04 3244100 Sarband, Century Village ............................. 04 2833891 Shabestan, Radisson Blu Hotel ................... 04 2057333 Shabestan, The InterContinental Hotel ...... 04 2227171 Shahrzad, Hyatt Regency Hotel .................. 04 2091200 Special Ostadi, Al Musalla Road ............... 04 3971933 22 | DECEMBER Connector

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ITALIAN Al Fresco, Crowne Plaza............................... 04 3311111 Andiamo!, Grand Hyatt......... 04 3172222 / 04 3171234 Bellucci, Wafi............................................... 04 3244100 Bice Mare, Souk Al Bahar............................ 04 4230982 BiCE, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah ..................... 04 3991111 Biella, Wafi................................................... 04 3244666 Bussola, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi.............. 04 3993333 Capanna Nuova, Dubai Marine Beach Resort ............... ...................................................................... 04 3461111 Carluccois’s, Dubai Mall ............................. 04 4341320 Carnevele, Jumeirah Beach Hotel ............... 04 3480000 Casa Mia, Le Meridien Dubai ..................... 04 2824040 Cavalli Club, Fairmont Hotel ..................... 04 3329260 Centimetro, Souk Madinat Jumeirah........... 04 3666730 Certo, Radisson Blu Hotel ........................... 04 4355000 Ciro’s Pomodoro, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi.. 04 3993333 Come Prima, Al Bustan Rotana. Garhoud... 04 2820000 Cubo Pasta, Ibis Hotel ................................ 04 3324444 Cucina, Courtyard by Marriott..................... 04 8852222 Cucina, JW Marriott Hotel, Deira............... 04 2624444 Da Vinci’s, Millennium Airport Hotel ........ 04 7039123 Dante, Grand Millennium Dubai, Tecom... 04 4299999 Don Corleone, The Metropolitan Hotel ..... 04 3430000 Focaccia, Hyatt Regency Hotel ................... 04 2091234 Frankies Italian Bar & Grill ....................... 04 3994311 Gusto, The Palm........................................... 04 4309466 Il Rustico, Rydges Plaza Hotel .................... 04 3982222 La Traviata, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa .... 04 8836000 La Veranda, Movenpick Hotel, Bur Dubai.. 04 3366000 La Vinga, Century Village............................ 04 2820030 Le Dune Pizzeria, Bab Al Shams ................ 04 8096100 Luciano’s, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa..... 04 3995000 Medzo, Wafi City ........................................ 04 3240000 Ossigeno, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort.. 04 3995555 Pax Romana, Dusit Thani Dubai ................. 04 3433333 Prego’s Media Rotana Hotel, Tecom.......... 04 4350000 Ronda Locatelli, Atlantis ............................ 04 4262626 Segreto, Madinat Jumeirah........................... 04 3666730 Spendido, Ritz Carlton................................. 04 3994000 Stefano’s, Marina Walk ............................... 04 4222632 Toscana, Madinat Jumeirah.......................... 04 3668888 Vivaldi, Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel.......... 04 2071717 JAPANESE Benihana, Al Bustan Rotana........................ 04 2820000 Bento-Ya....................................................... 04 3430222 Café Sushi, Fairmont Hotel ........................ 04 3118316 Creekside, Sheraton Dubai Creek................................... ................................................ 04 2071750 / 04 2281111 ET Sushi, Emirates Towers Hotel............... 04 3300000 Haru, Emirates Road.................................... 04 8853897 Kiku, Le Meridien Dubai ............................ 04 2170000 Manga, Beach Park Plaza Centre................. 04 3428300 Minato, Raddison Blu Hotel.. 04 2227171 / 04 2057333 Miyabi Sushi & Bento, Sheikh Zayed......... 04 3868444 Miyako, Hyatt Regency Hotel......................................... ................................................ 04 3172222 / 04 2096717 Nobu, Atlantis.............................................. 04 4262626 Okku, Monarch Dubai................................. 04 5018777 www.connector.ae

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MEDITERRANEAN Finz, China Court, Ibn Battuta Mall ........... 04 3685620 Gozo Garden, Millennium Airport Hotel ... 04 2823464 Lafeef Restaurant......................................... 06 5067844 Majlis Al Bahar, Burj Al Arab...................... 04 3017600 Olives, The One & Only Royal Mirage ....... 04 3999999 Sketch, Metropolitan Palace Hotel .............. 04 2270000 Thyme, Oasis Beach Tower........................... 04 3154200 MEXICAN / TEX - MEX Cactus Cantina, 1st Floor Wafi Pyramids ... 04 3574441 Cactus Jacks, Millennium Airport Hotel...... 04 2823464 El Paso, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa................. ...................................................................... 04 3493455 Maria Bonita’s Taco Shop........................... 04 3954454 Maya, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort....... 04 3995555 MOROCCAN Almaz By Momo, Mall Of The Emirates..... 04 4098877 Tagine, The One&Only Royal Mirage Hotel.................. ...................................................................... 04 3999999 NOODLE BARS Noodle House, Emirates Towers Hotel ...... 04 3300000 Noodle House, Souk Madinat Jumeirah...... 04 3668888 Wagamama, Crowne Plaza Hotel ............... 04 3311111 Yum!, Radisson Blu Hotel, Deira.................. 04 2057333 PAKISTANI Karachi Darbar, Al Musalla Road................ 04 2723755 Ravi Restaurant ........................................... 04 3315353 PIZZA Pizza Express......................... 04 3945616 / 04 4370171 POLYNESIAN Trader Vics, Crowne Plaza .......................... 04 3311111 www.connector.ae

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PUB GRUB Biggles, Millennium Airport Hotel ............. 04 2823464 Boston Bar, Jumeirah Rotana Hotel ............ 04 3455888 Champions Sports Bar, JW Marriott Hotel .. 04 2624444 Chelsea Arms, Sheraton Dubai Creek, Deira.. 04 2071721 Dubliners, Le Meridien Dubai .................... 04 2824040 Fibber Magee’s............................................. 04 3322400 Fox & Hounds, Marco Polo Hotel .............. 04 2720000 Harvesters, Crown Plaza Dubai................... 04 3311111 Irish Village, Aviation Club......................... 04 2824750 Jules Bar, Le Meridien Dubai ...................... 04 2824040 Legends Bar & Grill, Chelsea Plaza Hotel.. 04 3982222 Long’s Bar, Towers Rotana Hotel, .............. 04 3438000 Lucien Belgian Café, Ramada Hotel Dubai.. 04 5061158 QD’s, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club....... 04 2956000 Red Lion, The Metropolitan Hotel.............. 04 3430000 Sherlock Holmes, Arabian Courtyard ......... 04 3519111 The Docks, Ramada Jumeirah Hotel............ 04 7027000 The Pub, Radisson Blu Hotel ...................... 04 2057333 The Underground, Habtoor Grand Resort... 04 3995000 The Viceroy, Four Points Sheraton .............. 04 3977444 RUSSIAN Arbat Russian Club, Carlton Tower Hotel .04 2227111 Bolshoi, Moscow Hotel Dubai..................... 04 2288222 Nefertiti, Khalid Bin Waleed Street............. 04 3558855 Suvoroff, Jumeirah Beach Residence ........... 04 4370178 Troika, The Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai............ 04 3520900 SEAFOOD Al Bandar, Heritage Village, Deira............... 04 3939001 Al Mahara, Burj Al Arab.............................. 04 3017600 Beach Bar and Grill, The One & Only........ 04 3999999 Beiutina Restaurant..................................... 04 2947744 Far East Seafood Market, Regent Palace Hotel.............. ...................................................................... 04 3963888 Fish Basket, Movenpick Hotel .................... 04 3367171 Fish Bazaar, Metropolitan Hotel ................. 04 3430000 Fish Market, Radisson Blu Hotel, Deira...... 04 2057333 Flooka, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa... 04 3461111 La Baie, Ritz Carlton ................................... 04 3994000 Ossiano, Atlantis ......................................... 04 4262626 Peppercrab, Grand Hyatt Hotel .................. 04 3171234 Pierchic, Al Qasr Hotel ............................... 04 3668888 Sails, Crowne Plaza Hotel ........................... 04 2625555 Sammach, Beach Centre Shopping Mall ..... 04 3494140 Sea World .................................................... 04 3211500 Seafood Market, Le Meridien Dubai .......... 04 2824040 The W Grill & Cocktail Terrace................04 3244100 SOUTH - EAST ASIAN Beachcombers, Jumeirah Beach Hotel......... 04 4068999 Benihana, Al Bustan Rotana........................ 04 2820000 Benjarong, Dusit Dubai .............................. 04 3433333 Buddha Bar, Grosvenor House Dubai ........ 04 3998888 Royal Orchid, Marina Walk........................ 04 3674040 Soy, Ibn Battuta Mall ................................... 04 3685474 The Noodle Factory, Wafi ........................... 04 3244100 Connector DECEMBER | 23

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Sakura, Crowne Plaza Hotel......................... 04 3311111 Sakura Restaurant, Jood Palace Hotel......... 04 2113050 Sho Cho’s, Dubai Marine Beach Resort....... 04 3461111 Sumibiya, Radisson Blu Hotel . 04 2227171 / 04 2057333 Sushi Sushi, Century Village ....................... 04 2829908 Sushi, Grand Hyatt Hotel ........................... 04 3172222 Sushi Times, Media City............................. 04 3910198 Teppanyaki House, Ramada Hotel ............. 04 5061150 Tokyo@ The Towers.............. 04 3198088 / 04 3300000 Toshi, Grand Millennium Hotel ................. 04 4299999 Wagamama, Al Fattan Towers..................... 04 3995900 Yakitori House, Ascot Hotel ....................... 04 3520900 Yo! Sushi, BurJuman Shopping Mall............ 04 3594579 Zuma ............................................................ 04 4255660


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VIETNAMESE Hoi An, Shangri-La Hotel ........................... 04 4052703

SPANISH Al Hambra, Souk Madinat Jumeirah............ 04 3668888 Seville’s, Wafi............................................... 04 3247300 The Agency, Tapas, Emirates Towers.......... 04 3198780 The Agency, Tapas, Souk Madinat Jumeirah................. .....................................................................04 3668888

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Dubai Fitness Calendar - December 2016


mOnday Reformer Motion Ladies Fitness Center Bootybarre Motion Ladies Fitness Center Pilates Mat All Levels Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Pilates Reformer Beg/Int Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Vinyasa Flow The Village Mall, 1st Floor Ashtanga Yoga Motion Ladies Fitness Center Reformer Motion Ladies Fitness Center Yoga for All Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Pilates Reformer Intermediate Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR TRX Motion Ladies Fitness Center Reformer Motion Ladies Fitness Center Hatha Yoga The Village Mall, 1st Floor Reformer Introduction Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Body Step The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club Yin Yoga Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Bootybarre Motion Ladies Fitness Center Teen Dance Motion Ladies Fitness Center Core Class The Village Mall, 1st Floor Liv Dance - Level 2 (13yrs-16yrs) Sharmila Dance - DUCTAC, MOE Body Jam The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club Liv Dance - Teen (16yrs-21yrs) Sharmila Dance - DUCTAC, MOE TRX Motion Ladies Fitness Center Tabata Motion Ladies Fitness Center Yin Yoga The Village Mall, 1st Floor Pilates Mat Motion Ladies Fitness Center HIIT Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Clinical Pilates Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Body Pump The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club Tango Level 1 BNF Dance School, Knowledge Village Cross Fit BNF Dance School, Knowledge Village Reformer Motion Ladies Fitness Center Kundalini The Village Mall, 1st Floor Pilates Reformer Intermediate Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Power Yoga Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Tango Level 2 BNF Dance School, Knowledge Village

8.00am Ha 8.15am Antonija 8:30pm Slavica 8:30am Heba 9.00am Hayat 9.00am Lara 9.00am Ha 9:30am Dana 9:30am Heba 10.00am Antonija 10.00am Denise 10.30am Arpana 10:30am Slavica 10.45am Maria 11:00pm Dana 12.00pm Antonija 4.30pm Liris 5.00pm Lillian 5.00pm Sharmila 5.30pm Elaine, Linley, Amber 6.00pm Sharmila 6.00pm Antonija 6.00pm Stefania 6.15pm Dessi 6.30pm Antonija 6:30pm Susanna 6:30pm Hened 6.45pm Catherine 7.00pm Brayan and Tatiana 7.00pm Sebastian 7.30pm Antonija 7.30pm Hayley 7:30pm Hened 7:30pm Karina 8.00pm Brayan and Tatiana

TUESday Reformer Pilates Reformer Beginner Pilates Release Yogalates Reformer Hatha Yoga Pilates Reformer Beg/Int Hatha Yoga Latino Cardio Reformer Prenatal Pilates Prenatal Yoga Hatha Yoga Body Pump Live Dance - Level 2 (13yrs-16yrs) Reformer Introduction TRX Bootybarre Reformer Latino Cardio Pilates Reformer All Levels

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Motion Ladies Fitness Center Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Motion Ladies Fitness Center Motion Ladies Fitness Center The Village Mall, 1st Floor Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Motion Ladies Fitness Center Motion Ladies Fitness Center The Village Mall, 1st Floor Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR The Village Mall, 1st Floor The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club Sharmila Dance - DUCTAC, MOE Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Motion Ladies Fitness Center Motion Ladies Fitness Center Motion Ladies Fitness Center Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR

8.00am Ha 8:30am Slavica 8:30am Hened 9.00am Kim 9.00am Ha 9.00am Aisha 9:30am Hened 9:30am Alpa 10.00am Liris 10.00am Denise 10.30am Jolanta 11:00am Jo 4.30pm Hayat 5.30pm Marit 5.30pm Sharmila 5:45pm Slavica 6.00pm Antonija 6.30pm Antonija 6.30pm Sandra F. 6:30pm Liris 6:30pm SLavica

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BNF Dance School, Knowledge Village BNF Dance School, Knowledge Village Motion Ladies Fitness Center Sharmila Dance - DUCTAC, MOE Sharmila Dance - DUCTAC, MOE Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR The Village Mall, 1st Floor The Village Mall, 1st Floor

7.00pm Camilo and Luisa 7.00pm Camilo and Luisa 7.30pm Nena / Ines 7.30pm Sharmila 7.30pm Sharmila 7:30pm Gabi 7:30pm Enji 9.00pm Marilyn 10.30pm Zarin

WEDNESday Reformer Motion Ladies Fitness Center Power Reformer Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Body Tone Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Hatha Yoga with Meditation Motion Ladies Fitness Center Reformer Motion Ladies Fitness Center Bootybarre Motion Ladies Fitness Center Ecstatic Feminine Dance The Village Mall, 1st Floor Pilates For Dance Ductac-MOE Pilates Reformer All Levels Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Yoga 4 All Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Body Attack The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club Reformer Motion Ladies Fitness Center Pilates Mat Motion Ladies Fitness Center Liv Dance - Basic Adult (18yrs +) Sharmila Dance - DUCTAC, MOE Hatha Yoga The Village Mall, 1st Floor Yin Yoga Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Meditation Session (30 Minutes) The Village Mall, 1st Floor Barre Motion Ladies Fitness Center General Ballet (Pre-teens, Teens + Adults) Sharmila Dance - DUCTAC, MOE Power Yoga The Village Mall, 1st Floor MS Talks Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Yin Yoga The Village Mall, 1st Floor Advanced Ballet (Teens, Adults + Professionals) Sharmila Dance - DUCTAC, MOE Body Pump The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club Dance Fusion Motion Ladies Fitness Center Circuit Training Motion Ladies Fitness Center Pilates Reformer Beg/Int Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Zumba Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Tango Level 1 BNF Dance School, Knowledge Village Aerial Silks BNF Dance School, Knowledge Village Hot Vinyasa Flow The Village Mall, 1st Floor Salsa Motion Ladies Fitness Center Reformer Motion Ladies Fitness Center Pilates Reformer Int Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Yoga For All Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Tango Level 2 BNF Dance School, Knowledge Village Cross Fit BNF Dance School, Knowledge Village RPM The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club Abs Stretch BNF Dance School, Knowledge Village

8.00am Ha 8:30am Pavlina 8:30am Slavica 8.30am Meetu 9.00am Ha 9.00am Antonija 9.00am Zhanna 9:15am Hened 9:30am Pavlina 9:30am Karina 9.30am Maria 10.00am Antonija 10.00am Ha 10.30am Sharmila 10.30am Aisha 11:00am Enji 11.30am Aisha 12.00pm Liris 5.00pm Sharmila 5.00pm Alona 5:30am Slavica 6.15pm Dessi 6.00pm Sharmila 6.30pm Elaine 6.30pm Ayeshah 6.30pm Liris 6:30am Slavica 6:30pm Sussana 7.00pm Brayan and Tatiana 7.00pm Jade 7.30pm Alpa 7.30pm Stefania 7.30pm Sandra F. 7:30pm Ozlem 7:30pm Karina 8.00pm Brayan and Tatiana 8.00pm Sebastian 8.00pm Greg 9.00pm Sebastian

THURSday Reformer Pilates Reformer Beginner Yoga Stretch Flexi Bar Ashtanga Yoga Reformer

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Motion Ladies Fitness Center Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Motion Ladies Fitness Center Motion Ladies Fitness Center Motion Ladies Fitness Center

8.00am Antonija 8:30am Katy 8:30am Enji 9.00am Antonija 9.00am Lara 9.00am Denise

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DUBAI FITNESS CALENDAR

Salsa Level 1 Salsa Level 2 Zumba Live Dance - General Adult (18yrs+) Liv Dance - Basic Adult (18yrs+) Pilates Reformer Beg Vinyasa Yoga Belly Dancing Power vinyasa


Hatha Yoga Pilates Reformer Intermediate Total Barre Reformer Pilates Barre Ashtanga Yoga Int/Advanced Power Yoga Hatha Yoga Body Pump Liv Dance - Teens (16yrs-21yrs) Power vinyasa Zumba

The Village Mall, 1st Floor Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Motion Ladies Fitness Center The Village Mall, 1st Floor Motion Ladies Fitness Center Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR The Village Mall, 1st Floor The Village Mall, 1st Floor The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club Sharmila Dance - DUCTAC, MOE The Village Mall, 1st Floor The Village Mall, 1st Floor

9.00am Dessi 9:30am Katy 9:30am Ha 10.00am Denise 10.10am Jolanta 10.30am Liris 11:00am Nitai 11.15am Bhama 4.30pm Sneha 5.30pm Elaine 6.00pm Sharmila 7.15pm Layla 9.00pm Retchel

Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR The Village Mall, 1st Floor Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club The Village Mall, 1st Floor The Village Mall, 1st Floor The Village Mall, 1st Floor

9:00am Hened 10:00am Hened 10.00am Hayley 10:30am Alpa 3.00pm Elaine 3.00pm Layla 4.30pm Sneha 6.00pm Hayat

FRIDAY Pilates Ref Beg/Int Pilates Ref Intermediate Kundalini (90 minutes) Hatha Flow Kick Boxing Hatha Yoga Sivananda Yoga Breathing & Meditation

Children’s Activity Classes Dubai - December 2016 Saturday Body Movement (5-7 years old) Body Movement (8-11 years old) Live Dance - Level 1A+B (7yrs-12yrs) Rhythmic Gymnastics(CG) Rhythmic Gymnastics(CG) Rhythmic Gymnastics(CG)

BNF Dance School, Knowledge Village BNF Dance School, Knowledge Village Sharmila Dance - DUCTAC, MOE Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR

2.00pm Leidy 3.00pm Leidy 4.00pm Sharmila 2:45pm Kamilla 3:30pm Kamilla 4:30pm Kamilla

Sharmila Dance - DUCTAC, MOE German International School Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Raffles World Academy Regent International School Regent International School Regent International School The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club

4.00pm Sharmila 2.00pm Silvi 4.00pm Slavica 5.00pm Slavica 2.30pm Heba 4.00pm Julia 5.00pm Julia 6.00pm Julia 3.45pm Karine

German International School German International School Raffles World Academy Regent International School Regent International School BNF Dance School, Knowledge Village

2.00pm Silvi 2.45pm Silvi 2.25pm Lauren 4.00pm Slavica 5.00pm Slavica 4.00pm Leidy

SUNDAY Basic Ballet (7yrs+) Dance Mix Karate Kid1 (Beginners) Karate Kid2 (Colored Belt) Primary Ballet - School Only Rhythmic Gymnastics (5-6 yo) Rhythmic Gymnastics (7-8 years old) Rhythmic Gymnastics (CG) Yoga for Kids

mondAY Dance Mix Dance Mix (8-10 yo) Grade 1 Ballet (School Only) Karate Kid1 (Beginners) Karate Kid2 (Colored Belt) Latin Rhytyms Level 1 (5-7 years old)

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BNF Dance School, Knowledge Village Sharmila Dance - DUCTAC, MOE

5.00pm Leidy 4.00pm Sharmila

Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Regent International School Regent International School Regent International School The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club Uptown Primary School Uptown Primary School Uptown Primary School Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR

4.30pm Slavica 4.00pm Julia 5.00pm Julia 6.00pm Julia 3.45pm Karine 3.45pm Maristela 4.30pm Maristela 5.15pm Maristela 4.30pm Monique 5.00pm Monique

Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Jumeirah Music Centre

2:45pm Monique 3:30pm Monique 4:30pm Monique 4.30pm Maristela

Sharmila Dance - DUCTAC, MOE Sharmila Dance - DUCTAC, MOE

4.00pm Sharmila 5.00pm Sharmila

DUBAI CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY CLASSES

Latin Rhytyms Level 2 (5-7 years old) Liv Dance - Level 1A+B (7yrs-12yrs)

TUESDAY Karate Kid (MIXED) Rhythmic Gymnastics (5-6 yo) Rhythmic Gymnastics (7-8 yo) Rhythmic Gymnastics (CG) Yoga Young Musicians 2 (4-5 yrs) Young Musicians 3 (5-6 yrs) Young Musicians 4 (6-7 yrs) Zumba Kids Junior (4-7 yo) Zumba Kids (8-13 yo)

WEDNESDAY Rhythmic Gymnastics(CG) Rhythmic Gymnastics(CG) Rhythmic Gymnastics(CG) Young Musicians 4 (5-6 yrs)

THURSDAY Live Dance - Level 1A (7yrs-9yrs) Live Dance - Level 1B (10yrs-12yrs)

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