December 2019 Connector Dubai

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December 2019

‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly Festive Dining Offers

Connector Champion Meet A Dubai Star

Festive Gifts For Him, Her And The Little Ones

Keep The Shine And Glow On Your Skin

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EDITOR’S NOTE Where has this year gone? I know we say this every year but this time it really feels like 2019 has flown by without us noticing, but the good news is, it is not over yet, and we have lots to do and enjoy as we go into one of the most active months of the year. December always starts off with a real bang with the colourful and proud celebrations of UAE National Day, which this year marks 48 years since this great country was founded. It ends with a bang as well as Dubai makes sure the whole world is watching as it sees in the New Year with a firework display that no other city can do, from the worlds tallest building. This issue of Connector is as packed as the month itself, with more details of some of the festive period and new year events you can enjoy, some gift ideas for the whole family and also some ways to look after your skin now the weather has changed and protect it from the party season excesses. In this issue, we also have a chat with a long time Dubai resident who is using his job to give something back to children in Dubai, and is getting as much out of it as the children he is helping are. It is another great issue which I hope you enjoy reading as much as we have enjoyed putting together. Have a great month.

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CONTENTS

8 • Editor’s Picks

12 • Dates For Your Diary

23 • 'Tis The Season To Be Jolly

30 • Dining Deals This Month

38 • What Children Can Do After School Hours

42 • Happy Birthday Kids

43 • Books For Children

44 • Fashion For Your Little Ones

47 • How To Avoid And Treat Common Illnesses

52 • Keep Your Skin Glowing These Winter

60 • Practise Yoga Outdoors

64 • Gift Ideas For The Whole Family

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WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT DUBAI?

Here at Connector, we love our city and know you do too! We asked our readers to share their favourite things, best experiences and happiest times with us. Here are some of our favourite responses. Celia Bourbeau from France said: "The UAE welcomes every nationality and celebrates all our traditions and culture with us. We all enjoy each others different festivals together and this time of year is amazing as we see all the shops and malls decorated for Christmas." Subair Ahmed from India said: "One of my favourite things to do is camping in the desert. When the weather is cooler I go with my family and some of our friends and we relax in complete isolation and under the night sky, away from the busy city life and share food and great company. The next morning we pack up quickly, go in our cars and are home in less than one hour, relaxed and ready for our busy lives again." Amy Howard from USA said: "Skydiving over Palm Jumeriah, the best experience ever! Jumping out of a plane at over 13,000 feet, the palm looks so small from up there and you really get to appreciate the marvelous way it is designed.� Jane Miller from UK said: "I love all the concerts we get here. Bands that back home you have to book over a year ahead sometimes to see, get announced here that they are performing in literally a few months or even weeks time. I saw Ed Sheeran and the Backstreet Boys and am looking forward to Kylie at The Sevens and next year I have already booked for Lionel Ritchie.� What do you think about Dubai? Send your thoughts to us at editorial@connector-dubai.com! 6 DECEMBER CONNECTOR

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EDITOR’S PICKS Rock the dance floor this party season wearing the perfect bodycon galmourous dress from Ted Baker's show-stopping selection that guarantees you’ll steal the show‭! ‬Pair it with peep toe heels‭.

The leg boot season is back and we cannot help ourselves but vouch for these double zip medium high heel boots from Ecco's new‭ ‬collection‭‭. ‬Wear the bold look without compromising on comfort‭. ‬ 8 DECEMBER CONNECTOR

Hit the party and festive season with this glittery sequined dress from Mango's AW 2019‭ ‬Party Edit‭. C ‬ omplete the look with minimalist heels and statement earrings in gold and metallic finish‭.‬

The Body Shop’s new Christmas gift hamper collection looks like a pretty perfect gifting option. The package is made-up of almost all the iconic products of the brand; sure to delight the receiver of this gift.

Christmas season dressing is not complete without a little red in it‭. A ‬ dd these pretty red colour block heel shoes to your wardrobe from Steve Madden, as you walk into the most fun month of the year‭. ‬

Make dreams of a white Christmas a reality with a stunning artificial Christmas tree‭, f‬ eaturing a frosted snowy effect for a little extra festive magic‭. A ‬ vailable at Marks‭& S ‬ pencer‭.‬ #connectordubai


EDITOR’S PICKS Travel light and live this festive season with travel bags from Kipling‭, i‬nspired from an artist's life who needs mobility to travel through the city unrestrained‭. ‬Available at Jashanmal stores in the UAE‭.‬

Are your children expecting Santa to leave‭ ‬many gifts for them this Christmas‭? B ‬ uy them this cute Santa sock from Robinsons‭, ‬for Santas himself to fill up with surprise gifts for your little ones‭.‬

DKNY Add festive fun to your nightwear with this‭ '‬Christmas‭' ‬patterned pyjama set from Marks‭& S ‬ pencer‭. ‬Families can choose‭ ‬from different styles and snuggle up comfortably and cozily‭.‬

This season‭, b‬ ranchy Christmas trees are on trend‭. ‬They can be bunched together to create a woodland‭, s‬ uspended upside down‭, o‬ r‭ ‬placed individually around the house‭. ‬Available at Chattels‭& M ‬ ore‭.‬

The premium luxury collection for men from M2M The House Of Bespoke exhibits the finest cuts and styles crafted in designer fabric that aim to be the fashion trendsetters of tomorrow‭. ‬

Fall in love this season with this three-piece Bellevue sectional from Crate and Barrel‭! ‬The Bellevue combines a leftarm loveseat‭, a‬ wedge and a right-arm chaise‭, w ‬ inding its way into modern living rooms‭.

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Connector meets

Ben McBride

As part of a series of features on individuals in the UAE who are using their skills and experience to give something back to the community, this month Connector meets a soccer coach who himself gains fulfilment from what he gives.

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occerkids is one of the most popular football coaching academies around Dubai. Managed by Ben McBride and James Masterman along with their operations head Debra Gibbs, Soccerkids successfully runs free to attend coaching classes for people of determination. The team runs free weekly classes and trains over 100 children in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. We spoke with Soccerkids Managing Partner Ben McBride, to learn more about this wonderful social initiative which he says is his passion. When And How Did You Start To Coach People Of Determination? We had a Dutch student who used to play with us. His brother had Down syndrome and in the last 10 minutes of every session, his brother would participate in the game. The boy’s mother was super happy as they never had come across any classes that would train children with Down syndrome in any sport. When the child’s mother told me that there’s a community of parents who have children with Down syndrome, I instantly had 10 DECEMBER CONNECTOR

this idea if I could be any good to them with my football coaching skills. Our first session had 12 students aged between 9 and 15 years old with whom we did a very simple football class. Did You Ever Think To Monetise The Idea Of Teaching Children With Down Syndrome? No, Never. Because, it is such a good thing to do! You feel so good after every session. Parents have built a community around our classes. When you go to these classes and you see what it means to all the children, it’s very fulfilling. You see development within you and you see development in children. We have 2 to 3 children who have been with us since the beginning, they have grown up with us and it is something we can never think of making money out of. Have You Ever Had Financial Challenges In Running Your Sessions? Yes, we had times when we lost the locations where we were allowed to conduct sessions for free, and we had to pay for locations ourselves. But #connectordubai


CONNECTOR CHAMPIONS we still kept the sessions going. We had a period around four years ago when we managed to get financial backing from Chevrolet to invest in our special needs programme, then we approached a few more centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and it helped us grow. It was also the time when I quit my full time job and joined Soccerkids full time as Managing Partner. How Different Are Your Classes Now After Fifteen Years From Your Initial Classes? My cousin is Down syndrome, so I had some experience. But before our first formal session with children, we were a bit apprehensive and scared. We did not know how kids would react, and so we ran a very simple session concentrating much on co-ordination skills, hand and eye movement, and after a few sessions, when we saw what kids are capable of doing we developed proper football sessions over the time. Now we have classes depending on the functioning of the student. We have two sessions in Dubai, one is for old students where we concentrate on football skills and we can do more with our old students. Moving into our second session, we have a session for lower functioning students, and autistic children who need one-on-one help, those sessions we are more focussed on co-ordination. skills like catching the ball or holding a ball, and gradually we move them on to use their feet. We also have a session in Abu Dhabi of mixed ability, which we started only six months ago. Earlier when students came to us they were non-functioning and not interested but now we have a very strong footballing group who just love the session. What Are Your Biggest Challenges In Running These Classes Currently? The biggest challenges are the lack of volunteers www.connector.ae

and manpower. We are heavily dependant on the generosity of the venues. Currently we rely on American School Dubai, Dubai English Speaking College, and Repton School in Abu Dhabi which give us their premises for free. However the number of volunteers and exposure remain two big challenges. We would love to expand and take our sessions to other Emirates. We do not ask for funding or money, we do it because we love doing it and if we have more people with us who share our passion, things will be easier. Are There Any Mistakes You Made On The Way? We made the biggest mistake of getting more students through different centres and schools. While we were giving these sessions for free, centres were charging parents without our knowing. There will be big groups of children, half of them are not interested and we were doing no good to anyone. So we stopped going through centres and let interested parents approach us directly for us to work in a more transparent environment. What Kind Of Feedback Do You Receive From Parents? They are amazed and grateful. There are very few activities free of cost for children in the UAE. They always expect to pay and if they are not paying, they do not expect quality coaching to be there. So, when parents hear of our classes and it's free, they are not quite sure if it’s a good thing to send their children to our classes. We always invite them to sit through our sessions and decide. Once they are there, their notion about a free of cost class changes. If you are interested in finding out more about Soccerkids Champions and how you can be involved visit www.soccerkidsdubai.com CONNECTOR DECEMBER 11


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

What to do

throughout December Undoubtedly the busiest month of the year, December is packed full of things for everyone to do and see, from ballet, fitness events, fun runs and more live performances from international superstars. Here's just some of the many things friends and family can do throughout the last month of the year.

When: 4-7 December The Nutcracker Ballet At Dubai Opera The Saint Petersburg Tchaikovsky Ballet, The Nutcracker, is coming to Dubai. A live orchestra brings to life the tale of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they battle the Mouse King and voyage through the Land of Sweets, accompanied by a beautiful score, costumes and sprawling sets. Tickets start from Dhs 125. www.dubaiopera.com

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When: 5-7 December Sole DXB 2019 The region's popular cultural festival celebrating everything from fashion to music, arts and sports returns for its eigth edition for three nights and two days at Dubai Design Disctrict. Expect to meet a brand new line-up of artists from across the globe. www.soledxb.com

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY When: 5-7 December Dubai Active The fitness event will bring together fitness stars, including Kayla Itsines and Kelsey Wells, top trainers, studios and fitness enthusiats together under one roof at Dubai World Trade Centre. From free fitness classes to talk sessions with industry experts, visitors can embark on their fitness journey early. Tickets start from Dhs 50. tickets.virginmegastore.me When: 6 December Laugh With Abhishek Upmanyu Delhi-based comedian Upmanyu, who left his chemical engineering job to pursue stand-up comedy, returns to Dubai once again to get audiences in stitches of laughter. The show is open to all aged above 15, and will be performed in Hindi and English. Entry starts at Dhs 75. dubai.platinumlist.net When: 6 December Barrio Fiesta Dubai And Bayanihan Zabeel Park is gearing up for a perfect winter family outdoor fun event with a day full of entertainment including delectable Pinoy cuisine, activities and a fashion show along with live performances by artists Sam Milby, Bela Padilla and Yeng Constantino, and Bayanihan Spirit experience. Entry starts at Dhs 20. tickets.virginmegastore.me When: 6-7 December Christmas Market Hilton Dubai Jumeirah is hosting a wonderful Christmas Market for all to experience and soak in festive vibes. Visitors can browse over 20 stalls offering a wide range of Christmas goodies, gifts and decorations whilst indulging in artisanal food and drink. Little ones get to take a picture with Santa. Entry is free. Call 04-3182319. www.connector.ae

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY When: 7 December Al Maha Fun Run Get ready for a fun winter run as you take the picturisque route amind sand dunes around Al Maha Desert resort this month. Once you complete 10km run, reward yourself with a fruit feast and a chance to win grand prizes including day packages and overnight stays at the luxurious resort. Ticket is priced at Dhs 100. www.hopasports.com

When: 9-13 December Al Marmoom Ultramarathon Elite ultra runners from around the world will compete at the Al Marmoom Ultramarathon for a total prize purse of $100,000 and coveted trophies. See the finest runners compete in three different distance categories including the world’s longest desert run at 300km, plus continuous 100km and 50km ultra runs. www.ultramarathon.ae

When: 10 December Daman Dubai Dash A fun corporate 15km relay race lets private and government companies participate in teams of 10. Each team member runs 1.5km to complete the race. Prizes are for the top three fastest teams, fastest individual runners as well as the teams with improved timings from last year. www.racethedash.com

When: 11 December The South At Dubai Opera Fans of the popular former British band The Beautiful South get ready to be entertained again as The South, formed by the band’s former members Alison Wheeler and Gaz Birtles, perform in the city for one night only. Expect to listen to hits including 'A Little Time' during the concert. Entry starts at Dhs 95. www.dubaiopera.com 14 DECEMBER CONNECTOR

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY When: 11-15 December Yas Winter Carnival With all the winter fun that you can imagine, from a giant tree lightning ceremony, festive market, non-stop live entertainment including magic shows and gingerbread making sessions, to a kid’s snow play zone, the Yas Winter Carnival at Yas Island Gateway Park South will host activities to keep the whole family entertained. Entry is free. www.wintercarnival.ae

When‭: 1 ‬ 2‭ D ‬ ecember Christmas Laughter Party‭ ‬ Dubai's favourite stand-up comedy night is combining a belly full of laughs with food and drinks, by offering a special Christmas Party Package at Movenpick JBR‭. T ‬ he most‭ '‬fun'ny night will have a new line-up of comics including Chris Kent‭, N ‬ athon Caton and Sid Singh‭. P ‬ ackages‭ ‬start from Dhs 310‭ ‬including doses of laughter, ‬food and drinks‭. ‬www.thelaughterfactory.com

When: 12-14 December Jingle Bell Favourites Ring in the festive season with a fresh line-up of much-loved carols and seasonal classics performed by The London Concert Orchestra Show Band and Capital Voices Choir. The famous tunes will include all time favourite 'Jingle Bell Rock’, ‘Frosty The Snowman’, ‘Silent Night’ and many more. Entry starts from Dhs 175. www.dubaiopera.com

When: 13 December Dido Live English singer and songwriter Dido, the award winning perfromer behind hits like 'White Flag', 'Closer' and 'Thank You' is set to make her Dubai debut this December at the open-air venue of Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. Watch her recreate the magic as she takes to the stage after a 15-year break from tours. Tickets start at Dhs 295. www.didoliveindubai.com www.connector.ae

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY When: 13 December The Santa Run Get into your Santa costume and run a distance with other fellow Santas when this festive fun run takes over Dubai Festival City next month. There's a 2.5km run for kids and a 5km distance for adults of all skill-sets, so bring the whole family along to work up a sweat this festive season. Call 04-4578620. When: 20 December Anoushka Shankar ‬Anoushka Shankar, the sitar player and composer from India will present her collection of soulful East-meets-West tunes at Dubai Opera. Shankar has carved out a niche in the instrumental genre, with the fusion of Oriental music traditions with western instruments such as the saxophone and cello. Entry starts at Dhs 200. www.dubaiopera.com

When‭: 1 ‬ 9‭ D ‬ ecember Boyz II Men Live‭ ‬ The three piece band‭, B ‬ oys II Men‭, w ‬ hose hits include the smash hit‭ '‬End Of The Road', is set to take to the stage in the UAE for‭ ‬the very first time at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena on Thursday 19‭ D ‬ ecember‭. T ‬ he band is made up of‭ N ‬ athan Morris‭, S ‬ hawn Stockman and Wanya Morris‭. T ‬ ickets start from Dhs 200‭. ‬www.coca-cola-arena.com When: 26 December-1 February Dubai Shopping Festival The much awaited shopping festival of the year returns with even bigger surprises, discounts, deals and celebrations. Set to return with a thrilling line-up of entertainment, such as fireworks, fashion shows, live concerts, and raffle draws, visitors and tourists can make the most of the retail offering across town. www.visitdubai.com 16 DECEMBER CONNECTOR

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY When: 27 December Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Live Singer Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan returns to Dubai to perform a three part concert. The profilic singer will perform fusion hits with emerging musicians, hit Bollywood singles and Qawwalis with a sprinkle of Bollywood tunes. Expect him to perform 'Tere Bin' and 'Mere Rashke Qamar' and more. Ticket prices start from Dhs 125. www.coca-cola-arena.com

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When: 31 December New Year Celebrations Dubai is one of the best cities across the globe to celebrate New Year's Eve. Be it splendid fireworks lighting up the sky, a live performance from world-class musicians, buzzing entertainment options at public beaches including JBR, Al Seef, La Mer, and more, there's something for everyone to celebrate and create New Year's Eve memories.

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COMING SOON

Plan ahead for these

upcoming events The new year is very soon upon us and it looks like it won't be starting off slowly. Sports fans are in for a treat with horse racing, tennis and golf all returning, and music lovers can look forward to a stellar line-up of international superstars. Take a look here at some of what is happening and plan ahead.

When: 2 January Dubai World Cup Carnival One of the much awaited races on Dubai sporting calender returns with the first race of the season on 2 January. Gear up for an action packed atmosphere where the best jockeys and horses from across the world race to win big prize money. Entry is free. www.dubairacingclub.com

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When: 10 January Super Sports Run Series 3 Round up your friends and head to The Track, Meydan Golf for a fun community run. Open to all fitness levels, participants can choose from distances of 3km, 5km, 10km or 16km. Those who don't want to run can go to stands to cheer on the participants. Ticket is priced at Dhs 175. www.supersportsuae.com

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COMING SOON When: 10 January Dubai Kitesurf Competition There cannot be a better time than January to sit down at Nessnass Beach taking a shoreline seat and watching trained athletes go head to head as they participate in the annual kitesurf competition, moving across the surface of the water using a parachute like a kite to race with winds. The sport is sure to delight spectators of all ages. www.dimc.ae

When: 17-18 January Broken Wings Broken Wings is the musical adaptation of renowned literary figure Khalil Gibran's 1912 masterpiece of the same name. Written by Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan, the new play goes behind the curtains of this celebrated writer and explores his love journey that inspired the greatest works of his lifetime. Entry is priced at Dhs 295. www.dubaiopera.com

When: 23-26 January Omega Dubai Desert Classic 2020 The highly anticipated golfing event, the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, returns to Emirates Golf Club for its 31st edition. Expect to watch golfing greats competiting to win the most coveted golf title. This event becomes a must attend for all golf fans with lots of action on and off the course. Tickets start from Dhs 75. www.omegadubaidesertclassic.com

When: 24-25 January Quoz Arts Fest 2020 This free to attend arts fest, named Quoz Arts Fest, and takes over the alleys of Alserkal Avenue, returns with so many fun surprises in store. The community event offers a host of activities, from workshops and Alserkal Avenue tours, to film screenings, live music and even unique food concepts. www.alserkalavenue.ae 20 DECEMBER CONNECTOR

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COMING SOON When: 4-9 February Emirates Airline Festival Of Literature Meet some world famous authors, take part in literary debates and workshops, and participate in a number of competitions. This year's line-up of authors includes Tayari Jones, Hoda Barakat, Mohammed Hanif, Linwood Barclay, Graeme Simsion, Mitch Albom and Omar Saif Ghobash. The event is a must for any book reading enthusiast. www.emirateslitfest.com

When: 7-8 February Schools And Childcare Show Looking for a school? This show helps parents explore different options including nurseries, preschools, private institutes, after school clubs available and other educational facilities across Dubai, all under one roof at Dubai World Trade Centre. Entry is free. www.schoolsandchildcare.com

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COMING SOON When: 12 February ​Bloomberg Square Mile Relay The international race for corporate firms and financial houses returns to Dubai. Firms participate in groups of 10 each and compete to become the 'fastest firm in the city'. The race begins at DIFC Gate Building and goes along the newly opened Gate Avenue. Ticket is priced at Dhs 6,100 for a team of ten. 25% of the proceedings go to charity. www.squaremilerelay.com

When: 17-29 February Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships The two week long tennis championship consists of a WTA Premier 5 women’s event followed by the ATP 500 men’s competition, where top tennis stars compete to win the coveted title. Last year saw Roger Federer win his 100th overall title and eighth Dubai title. Get ready for some great tennis action. dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com

When: 26-28 February Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival Held annually at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival will be bringing top artists including One Republic, R&B singer Lauryn Hill and singer songwriter Lionel Richie, to perform live for their fans in Dubai. Tickets are priced at Dhs 350 for a one day regular standing ticket and from Dhs 850 for a three day ticket. www.dubaijazzfest.com

When: 5-7 March Taste Of Dubai 2020 The city's best loved food and entertainment event returns to Dubai bigger and better. From live performances to tempting chef's tables, cooking classes, restaurants' tasting menus, entertainment options for adults and kids alike and much more. Taste of Dubai is the full package for a fun day out. www.tasteofdubaifestival.com 22 DECEMBER CONNECTOR

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FESTIVE DINING

'Tis the season

to be jolly

W ith the festive month upon us, there seems to be more going on and more reasons to go out and about. Whether it is celebrating with work colleagues and friends, or enjoying a get together with the family, hotels go well and truly into over drive, pushing the boat out with lunches, brunches, evening dinners, take away turkey meals and New Year’s Eve celebrations, and with so many offers, it can be hard to choose. We have had a look at what is on offer and have highlighted a few we like the sound of. If you are looking where to go for a nice festive meal, who will prepare an amazing turkey to take home or where you can say goodbye to 2019 and hello to a new year and new decade, take a look at some of our picks here. www.connector.ae

Christmas Festive Garden Brunch At The Restaurant, Address Boulevard At this special edition of the Garden Brunch at The Restaurant, Address Boulevard, diners are set to enjoy a vast choice of festive delights such as roasted turkey and Beef Wellington across interactive live cooking and carving stations, all while surrounded by verdant landscaping and a brilliant Burj Khalifa view. A special treat awaits children with a surprise Santa visit CONNECTOR DECEMBER 23


FESTIVE DINING and a dedicated corner for fun games and activities. Packages start at Dhs 295. From 1pm to 5pm. Call 04-8883444. Turkey-To-Go From Raffles Let Raffles’ experts take care of the cooking this Christmas as Dubai residents celebrate the season with a traditional feast in the comfort of their own home. Available to pre-order, Raffles’ chefs offer a menu of takeaway gourmet delicacies to impress your Christmas dinner guests with a European or Arabian style whole turkey with all the traditional trimmings and homemade festive desserts. Roast turkey complete with all the trimmings is priced at Dhs 730 for five to seven people and Dhs 1,050 for eight people and above. There is a 20% discount for orders placed before Tuesday, 10 December. All orders require a minimum of 48 hours’ notice. Call 04-3248888. Christmas Day Brunch At The Courtyard, Manzil Downtown Embrace the spirit of the season as family and friends gather together for a fun-filled brunch at Manzil Downtown. Enjoy a Christmas-inspired brunch menu with festive themed bites paired with house beverages. Set in the heart of the hotel, the Christmas Day Brunch offers an intimate al fresco setting where guests can revel in the festivethemed décor and live entertainment. From 1pm to 4pm. Packages start at Dhs 275. Call 04-4285888. 24 DECEMBER CONNECTOR

The Souk Festive Market At Madinat Jumeirah Step into a winter wonderland this December as Madinat Jumeirah welcomes back the Souk Festive Market, from 13 to 28 December 2019. Experience a traditional German Market and revel in festive fun, merry magic and endless entertainment for the whole family. The Souk Festive Market comes complete with stalls to shop, traditional treats and plenty of entertainment to enjoy. Marvel at the 36 foot interactive LED Christmas tree, hear hits of the season played by the live band every evening or ride the Venetian carousel. Santa’s little fans can take the abra ride with the big man himself, enjoy the giant snowball zone, create their own gingerbread houses or experience a winter journey on the North Pole mini train. The market will be open Sunday to Wednesday from 3pm till late except 24 December and 25 December which will be from noon till late and Thursday, Friday and Saturday also from noon till late. Festive Friday Brunch At Ewaan At Palace Downtown Ewaan is hosting a lively brunch experience with breathtaking views of the Burj Khalifa. Set against a backdrop of regal arches, wooden trellises, luxurious drapery and stunning accessories, this restaurant will provide a memorable experience this festive season. Diners can indulge in an exquisite gourmet brunch with a delightful fusion of traditional and contemporary cuisine, accompanied by fine #connectordubai


FESTIVE DINING beverages, perfect for enjoying together with friends and family. A live band will complete the experience, playing festive music to put everyone in the holiday spirit. On 20 and 27 December from 1pm to 4.30pm. Packages start at Dhs 345. Call 04-8883444. Christmas Eve Dinner At La Fontana Restaurant At Stella De Mare Dubai Marina On Christmas Eve, gourmet food lovers can indulge in festive specials like whole roasted Christmas turkey and an extensive array of global specialties and traditional dishes with an authentic touch. With live music and excellent food accompanied by soft or house beverages, the festive feast is priced at Dhs 220 per person with soft beverages. Kids can also expect a visit from Santa himself. Call 04-5635555. Festive Afternoon Tea At Sofitel Downtown Dubai Let La Patisserie’s festive afternoon tea transport you to the cobblestone streets and twinkling avenues of France at Christmas time. Sample freshout-of-theoven Christmas cookies, a festive chocolate tree, a buche de noel with a mango and coconut tropical twist, a traditional chocolate and caramel buche de noel, a Santa hat cake and cupcakes. Chase the winter chill away with a warming cup of handpicked tea. Available from 1 December for Dhs 199. Call 04-5036111. www.connector.ae

Festive Turkey Takeaway From Yasmine Lounge At Swissotel Al Ghurair Let the culinary team at Swissotel Al Ghurair lend you a hand in preparing a wonderful festive feast for your friends and family. Order your take-away roasted turkey of minimum weight of 8kg, serving 5 to 8 persons, with all traditional trimmings and enjoy a homely celebration. Available from 4 December until 25 December For Dhs 665. 72 hours’ notice is required. Call 04-2933000. Christmas Eve Dinner At Hyatt Place Dubai, Jumeirah Feast with friends and family on Christmas Eve at Focus for only Dhs 99, inclusive of a diverse buffet spread that includes delicious roast turkey carvings and refreshing soft beverages. On 24 December, from 7pm until midnight. Call 050-5461605. Green Festive Cheer At Avani Deira Dubai Avani Deira Dubai is spreading the ‘Green Festive Cheer’ with its sustainable theme this year. The hotel will feature eco-friendly and hand-crafted Christmas decorations that will be displayed throughout the public areas of the hotel. The Christmas Eve package starts at Dhs 150. A special area with bites and treats is reserved for the little ones. Kids under 6 CONNECTOR DECEMBER 25


Celebrate this festive season in style with family & friends at Grayton Hotel, creating unforgettable memories. You relax and enjoy the evening, while we take care of everything else.

Christmas Christmas Eve Dinner

24th December Offering: Soft Beverage Package AED 125 per person with glass of fermented drinks and unlimited soft beverage

Beverage Package AED 225 per person with unlimited house pouring beverages

Join our Christmas Carol on 24th Dec.

New Year New Year’s Eve

Gala Dinner Buffet Offerings: Bukhara, Indian Cuisine, offering a Desi night of delight with live entertainment. Citrus O2, Western and International Cuisine offering a sophisticated night with live entertainment Soft Beverage Package AED 199 per person with soft drinks Beverage Packages AED 299 per person with unlimited house pouring beverages AED 399 per person with unlimited bubbly

Christmas Day Brunch

G&T Bar

10% discount for table for 5 to 10. 15% discount for table for 10 -19. 20% discount for table for 20 and above.

Enjoy spectacular fireworks along with live entertainment at the rooftop

25th December Offering:

AED 149 per person unlimited house pouring beverages along with finger food

Prior reservation is required, to book your spot T +971 4 401 0000, M +971 52 125 6844, E foodandbeverage@graytonhotel.com

Grayton Hotel Dubai PO Box – 7, 12 A Street, Al Mankhool, Bur Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates

T +971 4 401 0000 F +971 4 401 0100 www.graytonhotel.com www.blazonhotels.com


FESTIVE DINING years old dine for free while kids from 6 to 11 years old enjoy a special price of Dhs 75 inclusive of soft drinks. Families can also expect a special visit from Santa to hand out gift bags to small children. Call 04-6013952. Christmas Alpine Brunch At Publique, Souk Madinat Jumeriah Experience and enjoy the nostalgia of the authentic European alpine season with the winter warming atmosphere available at Publique. Tuck into a 3-hour Alpine Brunch throughout December and feel like you’re in a cosy ski chalet in France, with stunning views of the Madinat in Dubai. From 6pm onwards and from 12pm on Fridays. Brunch package is priced at Dhs 395 per person for a minimum group of 4 people. Call 04-4308550. Deck The Halls - Christmas Day Brunch The QE2 Christmas Day family friendly experience takes place across the indoor and outdoor decks of the vessel and features the feast across the extensive buffet and live cooking stations. Santa and his helpers are on hand to entertain the little ones in the large indoor supervised play area whilst a live band plays a line-up of classic floor fillers featuring the best of Christmas then and now. Head to the family friendly The Chart Room or the Yacht Club for an afterbrunch party with 50% off selected beverages from 4pm to 8pm. www.connector.ae

0n Wednesday, 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. Package starts at Dhs 265. Call 04-5268811. Christmas Pool Party At Hilton Al Habtoor City For the ultimate Dubai Christmas Day, book a table at the hotel’s casual and contemporary poolside lounge, Firefly. There will be a delicious barbecue available alongside tasty drinks and a DJ spinning the decks with festive tunes. On 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. The package is priced at Dhs 299 including house beverages. Call 04-4355577. Christmas Brunch At Urban Bar And Kitchen [u]bk Ring in the holiday season at the favourite hangout in JLT, Urban Bar and Kitchen [u]bk, as they host an ultimate festive gathering for guests to enjoy with their friends and loved ones. Celebrate the festivities and feast on one of the most affordable brunches in town this Christmas Day for just Dhs 199. On 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. Call 04-4380000. Christmas Day Lunch At Bushman’s Restaurant And Bar At Anantara The Palm Settle in for a hearty festive lunch, Aussie style. Enjoy the company of family and friends as you tuck into holiday food from down under, including delicious meat and seafood grilled to perfection. Look out for Santa, who will pay a visit CONNECTOR DECEMBER 27


FESTIVE DINING to the younger ones. The resident musician Tino Tusitala will entertain for the afternoon. On 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. Packages start at Dhs 199. Call 04-5678009. New Year’s Eve Offers Dubai Creek Yacht Club’s Boardwalk Sparkling New Year’s Eve Party Bid farewell to 2019 and welcome 2020 in style under the stars at one of Dubai’s most iconic dining destinations. Enjoy live music on the deck in addition to roaming artists, coupled with a delicious buffet and front row seats to a spectacular fireworks display. Packages start at Dhs 800 including deluxe zone seating with access to the Cielo After Party. Party starts at 8pm on 31 December. Call 04-2956000. New Year’s Eve At Geales, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort And Spa, Dubai Wave goodbye to 2019 and welcome 2020, with a night party at British cuisine restaurant, Geales. Enjoy a delectable selection of sharing dishes, along with irresistible beverages, all while admiring the Dubai Marina skyline. Enjoy the dreamy views of the fireworks at midnight together, and dance to the sweet tunes of a DJ and live band. Packages start at Dhs 1,900 28 DECEMBER CONNECTOR

inclusive of a four-course sharing menu and unlimited selected house beverages. Dress code is glamorous. Call 04-3995555. New Year Eve Party At Buddha Bar Raise a toast to 2020 at the iconic Buddha Bar for the ultimate New Year’s Eve bash! Offering irresistible Asian-fusion cuisine, delicious drinks, entertainment from DJ Mario and a live Burlesque performance from Scarlett James – this party promises to surpass all expectations and deliver a night to remember. Guests can expect to ring in the New Year with glamour and style and dance the night away with friends and family. Dinner is available from 8pm to 3am. Package is priced at Dhs 1,900 per person inclusive of four-course sharing menu and unlimited selected premium beverages. Call 04-3176000. New Year Party At Level 43 Sky Lounge, Four Points By Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed, Dubai Kick off 2020 overlooking one of the best views at Level 43 Sky Lounge! Relish in an exclusive menu, a live DJ to bring the night to life and an exquisite saxophone performance! Count down to an unforgettable News Year’s Eve overlooking Burj Khalifa’s sensational fireworks. Packages start at Dhs 800 inclusive of canapes and free-flowing beverages. Call 04-3169888. #connectordubai


FESTIVE DINING New Year’s Eve At Burj Al Arab Welcome 2020 in the most luxurious setting alongside the most memorable firework displays, breathtaking views and a feast prepared by Michelin-star chefs themselves. At Al Muntaha, perched high on the 27th floor and with sweeping views across the Arabian Gulf, guests will feast while basking in the majestic location and unparalleled service as Chef Francky Semblat serves a spectacular French sixcourse fine dining menu with a focus on the highest quality seasonal ingredients. The package is priced at Dhs 9,000. Call 04-3017600. New Year’s Eve Party Warehouse At Le Meridien Dubai Hotel And Conference Centre Head to Warehouse for a New Year’s Eve blast! Warehouse is presenting ‘The Great Gatsby Party’ on New Year’s Eve running all night from 8pm to 3am. Count down to 2020 with great food and beverages along with a stunning band performance from the Dusty Notes. The package is priced at Dhs 350 inclusive of unlimited beverages. Call 04-5260120. Six-course New Year’s Eve Degustation Menu At Armani/Hashi A sensory delight from plate to mouth, the Armani/Hashi year-end menu blends the delicate flavours of classic preparations with contemporary culinary accents across six courses. Explore the flawless Japanese flavours of sea urchin www.connector.ae

with royal beluga caviar, crisp and sweet lobster or asparagus tempura, signature sashimi, taima wagyu striploin with robust maitake mushroom, and a delicate matcha green tea sphere. On 31 December from 6pm. Package is priced at Dhs 1,499. Call 04-8883666. Gala New Year’s Eve Dinner At The Amphitheatre, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Indulge is an exclusive gala dinner on decorated tables by the sea with a firework finale. With a backdrop of a live band and DJ. On 31 December from 8.30pm to 12.30am. The package is priced at Dhs 1,450. Call 04-5117373. New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner At Waldorf Astoria DIFC For those looking to enjoy an indulgent and gastronomic New Year’s Eve gathering with loved ones, Bull & Bear at Waldrof Astoria DIFC has introduced its gala dinner, an eight-course set menu including seafood treasures like prawns, oysters and mussels, lobster ravioli as well as appetising starters and desserts. With prices starting at Dhs 1,200 per person, an early bird offer is currently available for Dhs 995 for any bookings made before 20 December. Call 04-5159888. CONNECTOR DECEMBER 29


DINING OFFERS

Dining deals and

great places to eat Dubai's dining scene never ceases to amaze, always evolving with brand new restaurants, fresh new concepts, creative new menus and fantastic offers. Take a look at our pick of some of the new offerings this month that are made to tempt you.

Bangkok Street Brunch At Mango Tree Located at The Walk‭, J‬ BR‭, e‬ very Friday the Thai restaurant brings the scenes from Bangkok's bustling food streets alive‭. F ‬ rom a‭ ‬cart preparing fresh papaya salad‭, t‬ o a range of favourite Thai food‭, t‬ he exciting food experience ends at live Thai icecream and Thai sweet roti cart‭. P ‬ ackages start at Dhs 149‭. C ‬ all 04-3747555.

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The Rooftop At Folly Re-opens‭ ‬ The Rooftop At Folly re-opens at Madinat Jumeirah with stunning views and alfresco dining setting featuring a roof garden and discreet corners for private dining‭. A ‬ long with a number of winter options including Friday brunch and Saturday sundowner sessions‭, i‬ t brings you brand new folly pop flavours this winter‭. C ‬ all‭ 0 ‬ 4-43085351.

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DINING OFFERS Pizza Express's New Venue In Jumierah ‬ Casual dining Italian restaurant Pizza Express has opened the doors of its new funky and family-friendly outlet on Al Wasl Road‭,‬‭ ‬Jumeirah. Spread across 5,000‭ s‬ quare metres‭, ‬the venue continues to offer an array of delicious starters‭, ‬salads‭, ‬pizzas‭, ‬risotto‭, ‬pastas‭ ‬and desserts along with the specially curated children’s Piccolo menu‭. ‬Call‭ 0 ‬ 4-3945616. Wakha In Jumeirah Serves Authentic Afgani And Shinwari Cuisines‭ ‬ The popular restuarant chain Wakha opens its latest diner at Jumeirah, serving up authentic Shinwari dishes‭, c‬ ooked with lamb fat and salt, with or without customised spices‭, s‬ uch as Shinwari lamb karahi‭, ‬Shinwari chicken karahi and Shinwari lamb tikka‭., a‬ long with Afghani dishes such as Kabuli palao‭, k‬ ofta nakhod‭, b‬ eef meat balls and grounded chickpeas‭. C ‬ all‭ 0 ‬ 4-3470788.‬

Brunch And Cake On Al Wasl Road Expat favourite restaurant Brunch and Cake from Barcelona has opened its doors at Al Wasl 51‭ ‬giving diners a taste of dishes inspired by grandma's recipes which are presented to you in the most stunning way possible‭. H ‬ ighlights include next level avo toast‭,‬‭ a‬ cai bowl‭, g‬ reen smoothie blend plus a very much instargammable decor‭. ‬Call‭ 0 ‬ 4-5260708‭. New Menu At Rajdhani Street Indian street food restaurant‭, ‬Rajdhani Street's new menu features 18‭ n ‬ ew Indian street food delicacies which have been picked up from different states of India‭, ‬and have been given a tempting western spin‭. ‬Some of these new dishes are damru paan‭, ‬khakhra‭ ‬nachos‭, ‬and pune camp sliders‭.‬ Call‭ 0 ‬ 4-5260686. www.connector.ae

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DINING OFFERS New Menu At Hitchki‭ ‬ ‬Indian bistro Hitchki's fun winter menu is here with over 15‭ ‬new street and signature dishes from each state of India with a sprinkle of Bollywood and nostalgia‭. ‬The highlights of the new menu are kamal karte ho pande ji‭, ‬anda kejriwal‭, ‬the kapil shawarma‭, ‬khao meri kasam piyo meri rasam and more‭.‬ www.hitchki.co‭ ‬ A New‭ '‬Traditional‭' F ‬ rench Brunch‭ ‬ The latest‭ ‬‘En Blanc’‭ ‬brunch at BQ‭ ‬–‭ ‬French Kitchen‭and B ‬ ar at Habtoor Palace Dubai‭, L ‬ XR Hotels‭and R ‬ esorts is inspired by elegant‭ ‬‘Diner en Blanc’‭ ‬concept that originated in Paris‭. P ‬ riced at Dhs 350‭, ‬diners can enjoy a great selection of appetisers‭, m ‬ ains all brought to the‭ ‬table‭, ‬desserts and beverages‭. ‬Dress code is white‭. ‬Call 04-4355577. Tania's Teahouse Pet Friendly Outdoor Terrace Open For The Season The pretty pink cafe on Jumeirah Beach Road has another‭offering for their customers‭. W ‬ ith the weather cooling down‭, T ‬ ania's Teahouse has opened the doors of its outdoor terrace and all pets are welcome‭. T ‬ here is a special offer of paw-print tea latte‭ ‬as well for all pooche lovers‭. G ‬ rab your humans and pooches to enjoy the season at this cute cafe‭. Call 04-324‭0021. Tokyo Brunch At Taikun‭ ‬ Located at Vida Downtown‭, ‬the Japanese restaurant Taikun's latest Toyko Brunch offering features Japanese street food‭, ‬yakitori‭,‬‭ ‬bottomless sushi bar‭, ‬kawaii waffle popsicles alongwith sharing plates of starters‭, ‬mains and desserts besides a live Dj‭. ‬From 12.30pm to 4pm‭. ‬Packages start at Dhs 255‭. ‬ Call‭ 0 ‬ 4-5283780. 32 DECEMBER CONNECTOR

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DINING OFFERS Bite Me Burger Co Now In Dubai‭ ‬ The bite-sized burger outlet from Landed has landed in Dubai‭. B ‬ ased on available through delivery model‭, t‬ he menu features tempting options of beef‭, d‬ uck‭, l‬ amb and plant based burgers‭. P ‬ riced at Dhs 62‭ ‬for three and Dhs 78‭ f‬ or four burgers‭, i‬ t is currently‭ d‬ elivering to Dubai Marina‭, J‬ LT‭, ‬Palm Jumeirah‭, M ‬ edia City and Dubai Internet City‭. ‬www.bitemeburgerco.ae Luxury New Sports Bar Open In DIFC ‬ The Third Floor Sports Bar‭and C ‬ lub at the Capital Club‭, h ‬ as opened its doors in DIFC in the Gate Village‭. O ‬ pen daily from 11am to‭ ‬3am‭, T ‬ he new sports bar will be showing all major sporting matches on its array of HD TV screens‭, h ‬ osting twice monthly Friday‭ ‬brunches and weekly quiz nights‭, a‬ s well as live music acts every week‭. w ‬ ww.3rdfloordubai.com‭ ‬

Unlimited Pizza And Pasta Night Head down to Carluccio’s on a Tuesday evening to dig your forks into the pizzas and pastas which would be served bottomless from 6pm onwards for only Dhs 89‭. ‬Upgrade the package to Dhs 139‭ ‬for unlimited beverages‭. ‬Also‭, ‬watch chefs tossing the carbonara in a Grana Padano cheese‭ ‬wheel at‭ ‬Mirdif City Centre and Springs Souk‭. ‬www.carlucciosme.com Love Menu At PierChic Uniquely designed for romantic celebrations‭, ‬the four-course‭ '‬Love‭' ‬menu features an amuse-bouche‭, ‬Mediterranean bluefin tuna and Alaskan king crab‭, ‬French blue lobster‭, ‬Australian Angus beef and a dessert of red velvet dark chocolate pearl‭. ‬Diners opting‭ f‬ or the special‭ ‬‘Love’‭ m ‬ enu receive a bouquet of flowers‭. ‬Call 800-666353‭.‬ www.connector.ae

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DINING OFFERS Park House Pop Up Breakfast Brunch Returns At Dubai Studio City‭ ‬ Park House Pop Up Breakfast Brunch is back once more at Building 2‭, D ‬ ubai Studio City‭. I‬ n collaboration with Taqado Mexican Kitchen and Nutri Bowl‭, t‬ he brunch offers three breakfast items and a drink for Dhs 55‭ ‬for adults‭, a‬ nd one breakfast item‭, j‬ uice‭ a‬ nd an ice-lolly for Dhs 25‭ ‬for kids‭, e‬ very Friday and Saturday from 9am to 5pm‭. C ‬ all‭ 0 ‬ 4-8767556. Pinsanity Now Delivers Across Dubai‭ ‬ Before pizza was orginated‭, t‬ here was Pinsa in Rome‭. I‬ t was baked with traditional ingredients such as wheat‭, s‬ oy‭, r‬ ice flour but with more water and less salt‭, m ‬ aking it flat‭, c‬ runchy and airy with fewer calories‭. ‬A homegrown concept‭ '‬Pinsanity‭' i‬ s now delivering Romana style pizzas through all major delivery partners‭. ‬ Social tag‭ @ ‬ tastepinsanity

The QE2‭ B ‬ runch QE2‭ ‬Brunch offers a myriad of worldcuisines‭, ‬from British roasts‭, ‬Indian delicacies‭, ‬and fresh seafood counters to live cooking‭ ‬stations‭, ‬artisan cheese platters‭, ‬delicious salads and an unparalleled dessert selection‭- ‬the QE2‭ ‬Brunch is the feast of all‭ f‬ easts‭! ‬Every Friday from 1pm to 4pm‭. ‬Packages start at Dhs 395‭. C ‬ all‭ 0 ‬ 4-5268888. Indian Night At Hilton Al Habtoor City Every Monday evening from 7pm to 10pm‭, ‬at The Market‭, ‬Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City‭, ‬the chef’s grandmother’s recipes are‭ ‬served including curries‭, ‬aloo tikki‭, ‬galouti kebab and dhals as well as a modern take on kulfi‭, ‬kulfi nitro ice‭ c‬ ream. Only Dhs 195‭ p‬ er person with soft drinks‭. ‬Kids eat for free‭. ‬ Call 04-4355577. 34 DECEMBER CONNECTOR

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Festive Celebrations

Feel the real magic of Christmas at the Jood Palace Hotel, Dubai. Join in the festivities with your family and friends and enjoy a feast of flavours from around the world.

Traditional Christmas Eve Dinner 24th December 2019

Celebrate Christmas Eve witha sumptuous feast in an extravagant setting. AED 219 net per person AED 399 net per couple AED 119 net for children between 6-12 years old, 5 years old and under dine for free. All prices inclusive of water, chilled juice & soft drinks 07:00PM – 11:00PM at Al Waha Restaurant Prices are inclusive of 07% Municipality Charge, 10% Service Charge and 05% VAT

Christmas Day Brunch

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner

25th December 2019

31st December 2019

Indulge yourself with a lavish International spread including a wide selection of traditional delights.

Experience a feast of festive flavours with LIVE stations throughout the glamorous evening and enjoy the countdown with a balloon drop in the lobby at midnight.

AED 219 net per person AED 399 net per couple AED 119 net for children between 6-12 years old, 5 years old and under dine for free.

AED 269 net per person AED 499 net per couple AED 599 net per couple with Grape Beverage

All prices inclusive of water, chilled juice & soft drinks 12:30PM – 04:00PM at Al Waha Restaurant Prices are inclusive of 07% Municipality Charge, 10% Service Charge and 05% VAT

AED 129 net for children between 6-12 years old. 5 years old and under dine for free. Countdown with Balloon drop in the lobby at midnight and Burj Khalifa Fireworks live from our pool terrace. All prices inclusive of water, chilled juice & soft drinks

07:30PM – 12:00AM at Al Waha, Sakura and Handi Restaurants Prices are inclusive of 07% Municipality Charge,10% Service Charge and 05% VAT

PO Box 42211, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Tel +971 4 211 3085 | Fax +971 4 227 8222 www.joodhospitality.com facebook.com/joodpalacehoteldxb

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THE REVIEW

Ketch Up Bluewaters

W hen it comes to family friendly casual dining options in Dubai we are spoilt for choice, and with so many great destinations across the city, finding somewhere that offers a great view and backdrop is never really difficult. The challenge restaurateurs face is making their outlet stand out from the crowd. One of Dubai’s latest developments, Bluewaters, is home to a host of new restaurants, some boasting panoramic views of Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina and JBR beachfront. On our visit, we opted for family friendly restaurant, Ketch Up, and though an American diner themed menu, this is the chains first overseas outlet alongside the other eight set in Russia. Ketch Up is set on two floors, a more adult focused lounge bar area upstairs, ideal for a relaxed evening out, and an open plan dining area with large outdoor terrace downstairs. Both areas offer some amazing views of Dubai from the new perspective that Bluewaters offers. The menu offers a good selection of starters, salads, soups, mains and burgers ensuring enough variety to keep all the family satisfied. To start with we went for a Nicoise salad www.connector.ae

served with seared tuna and tomato dressing along with a portion of breaded shrimps served with grilled avocado. The salad, packed full of fresh flavours, was a generous portion allowing us to share, and the spicy sauce that came with the shrimps and avocado added a great kick to a tasty dish. For mains we were recommended the very popular signature Ketch Up burger and for a bit of nostalgia opted for the Chicken Kiev. The helpful and attentive staff were not wrong when they said the burger was on the large side, and it was dominated by a thick juicy beef pate, with salads, melted cheese, caramelised onions, an amazing special sauce and a soft fresh bun, baked that day on the premises. The Chicken Kiev was another big portion of succulent chicken fillet, baked in a thin and crispy casing and just the right amount of hot, melted garlic butter sauce inside. A forgotten dish that bought back memories and reminded us how good and comforting it is. As big as the portions were, we still made room to finish off with a New York cheesecake and a berry tart with vanilla ice cream. Perfect finish to a great relaxed meal. Expect to pay around Dhs 200 per person for three courses not including drinks and the view is totally free. Call 050-7507424. CONNECTOR DECEMBER 37


KIDS & EDUCATION

What children can do

after school hours

D o you have a budding Meryl Streep or mini Picasso on your hands? Or perhaps the next Venus Williams or Jessica Ennis-Hill? With an abundance of sports, art and educational activities Dubai has on offer there is every opportunity to encourage and nurture that creative talent, sporting ability and number cruncher, with some great after school activities. Richard Drew, Principal, Jumeira Baccalaureate School says, “At JBS we believe that Extra Curricular Activities (ECA’s) are a really important part of the school day. They allow students to make a choice about developing their learning in an area that they are interested in or have a talent for. Students often get to work with other students who they wouldn’t necessarily interact with for example from a different grade and with teachers, coachers or facilitators who are not part of their normal academic program. The 38 DECEMBER CONNECTOR

options of ECA’s are numerous and can support the physical, creative, intellectual or general interest. At JBS we look for exit routes for many of our ECA’s such as representing the school in a sports team, performing in the orchestra at a school concert or attending an MUN conference in another part of the world. Parents also support our ECA program and we include a diverse mixture of activity some of which is at no cost with others at an additional cost, however, we believe the key is to quality assure provision so that parents who pay get best value for money from a recognised and accredited provider. There is no doubt in our mind that the students who have the best academic outcomes in school are those who regularly participate in our ECA program which is now supported by our ASA program (After School Activities) which is the next step for those who really want to #connectordubai


KIDS & EDUCATION extend themselves.” Fiona McKenzie, Head of Carfax Education, UAE says, "Whilst many activities focus on developing a child’s PQ (Physical Quotient) or EQ (Emotional Quotient) people sometimes forget that it is also important to develop IQ outside of the curriculum whether this is consolidating the learning of the day or introducing academic challenges to stimulate intellectual curiosity and extend a child’s learning. Tuition provides opportunities for homework support, test preparation, questioning concepts, and reaching student's full potential. Our Tutors at Carfax Education focus on both academic and soft skills mentoring and create individualised and bespoke help that is simply not possible in a busy classroom setting." Here Are A List Of Some Of The Top Academies Offering Programmes In Different Genres Span Across Sports, Art And Education Sports Hamilton Aquatics Based out of multiple schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Hamilton Aquatics offers swimming lessons for all ages and abilities. They have swimming www.connector.ae

programmes curated for different age groups that include adult and child lessons for 0-3 years old, Hammy’s Skills School for over 3 year old children, Hamilton Stroke School for children aged 5 years old and over, and squads for children aged 7 years and over. The lessons have been designed to push each age group to the next level of performance. Prices start from Dhs 1,000 for a package of 10 classes for little swimmers and vary depending on the package and age group. Call 04-4508832. ESM Academies Established in 2004, ESM Sports Academy runs sports centric academies inclduing cricket and football. 'It’s Just Football', one of the leading youth football coaching academies, is one of only a few worldwide and the only one in the Middle East to conduct English FA coach education courses outside of England. The cricket academy, 'It's Just Cricket', gives budding cricketers opportunities to play and train at the highest level, which gives them exposure at some of the world’s best cricket institutes. Call 04-3697817. Soccerkids Dubai Established in 2002, Soccerkids Dubai emphasis is on team play and enjoyment CONNECTOR DECEMBER 39


KIDS & EDUCATION ensuring every child fulfils their potential, takes part in the sessions but above all, has fun while doing so. Soccerkids Dubai offers different programmes for school, and pre school students along with free coaching classes for people of determination. Soccerkids also have classes for girls only, and Elite Kids, where they run special programmes for teams chosen to compete at local league levels. Call 055-2073168. CF Tennis Academy Affiliated with Tennis Emirates, the governing body of tennis in the UAE, CF Tennis Academy can be found in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Fujairah. The academy has classes and programmes for everyone from a complete beginner to the fully accomplished tennis player, from club player to the seasoned pro. It also offers fantastic programs with a large variety of activities including adult programs such as leagues, ladies mornings, cardio tennis and club nights, as well as junior programs and tournaments catering to red, orange, green and yellow tennis players. Whether you are looking for a simple workout or aspiring to become a future champion, there is a place and a programme for everyone. Call 800-836647. Art And Music Brooklyn Melodies Music Center Brooklyn Melodies Music Center opened its first outlet in 2007 and currently has 40 DECEMBER CONNECTOR

branches located across all key areas of Dubai. With individual and group courses for all ages starting from little children to adults, they offer students the opportunity to find their unique way to express themselves, choosing between piano, guitar, violin, vocal, drums, ukulele, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, children’s music classes, classical ballet, contemporary ballet, jazz dance and hip hop classes. Call 80026621. Turning Pointe Turning Pointe was founded in Dubai in 1996 by Donna Dempsey, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) in the UK. Donna is herself a classical ballet teacher, and offers classes in many different forms of dance including tap dance, modern dance, ballet fusion, hip hop, contemporary dance, and more. Call 800-32623. Melodica Music And Dance Institute Founded by pop star Afshin, Melodica Music and Dance Institute specialises in teaching music and dance classes to children, adults and also teachers and professionals. The institute offers music classes in piano, guitar, singing, drums, keyboard, flute, saxophone, and dance classes in belly, ballet as well as hip hop, and karate. Call 04-3743434. Sing And Swing Training Centre, IBN Battuta Mall And Lamcy Plaza Sing and Swing Training Centre provide music education in piano, keyboard, guitar, #connectordubai


KIDS & EDUCATION drums, violin, wind instruments, vocal and various dance forms. The institute imparts music lessons for kids as well as for adults. Lessons are provided in group as well as individually as per the student requirements. Call 04-3669385. Education Mathnasium UAE Learning Center Mathnasium UAE Learning Center specialises in teaching kids maths the way that makes sense to them. Whether your child started out far behind or already ahead in maths, Mathnasium makes maths a fun subject to learn. The institute aims to have children weak or strong in maths, feel more confident about the subject as they become friends with the numbers. Call 04-4216939. The Brain And Learning The Brain and Learning founded by Pooneh Roney introduced its brain skills training program in Dubai in 2011. It offers research-based, personalised, and targeted brain training programs that improve academic, career, and everyday performance. Much like physical exercise, the intense mental exercises keep the mind active and sharp. A stronger brain means better attention, learning, remembering, reading, writing, planning, intelligence and confidence. Call 04-3929729. www.connector.ae

Brainobrain Targeted towards the 4 to 14 age group, Brainobrain offers a brain and personality development programme which links the left and right sides of the brain through the abacus technique, interactive games, brain teasers, creative writing and Braingym. Call 04-3375000. The Tutoring Club Tutoring Club works with all students in all grades. It helps students move up grade levels and skills by offering programs in maths, English (reading and writing), Arabic, IELTS, SAT, sciences and much more. All programs start with a diagnostic test to determine the appropriate level and learning gaps, and then an individualised program that is specific to the student need, is built for them to excel in their studies. Call 04-2403339. Carfax Education Carfax Education is a leading global education group. It offers the very best impartial advice to provide exceptional education opportunities for students, families, institutions and investors across the world It provides services which range from expert consultancy, bespoke training, to operational support across all areas of education. Carfax Education offers specialist support through Carfax Consultants, Carfax Tutors, Carfax Projects and Carfax College ensuring it can support families, schools, investors, governments and NGOs to secure exceptional opportunities. www.carfax-education.com CONNECTOR DECEMBER 41


BIRTHDAYS

Children can say

the funniest things

We love our children unconditionally, of that there is no doubt. But they're also capable of bringing us joy and laughter in the most unexpected ways. Here at Connector we love sharing your hilarious parenting stories, the ones that only the mind of a child can engineer. These are just a few of those moments, all featuring kids with birthdays this month. Happy birthday you lot! Evan Khan 6 years old on 30th December Arab Unity School Funny moment: We were at the supermarket and my son happened to see a carton of organic milk mentioning "rich in vitamins". He innocently looked at us and said can we buy a couple of those as it will make us rich, which made us, as well as some other shoppers around us, laugh. Aran Moghadami 9 years old on 6th December Aquila School Dubailand Funny moment: My twins are always at each others throats! I guess all brothers and sisters are. But dare I as a parent reprimand one of them, or do something for one and not for another?! They gang up against you and protect their sibling at all costs.

Dave Evan Savio Braganza 3 years old on 31st December Capital School Funny moment: Dave is one of the most creative children, and always loves making jokes and fun of his brother. One time he hid his brothers ball, and told him that the boogie man took it. It was very funny and totally unexpected.

Naomi Nissi Flanagan 9 years old on 24th December St. Mary's Catholic High School Dubai Funny moment: Our child just received her very first mobile phone and decided to text her dad's mum and wrote, "Nana, this is Naomi" followed by a second message, "The daughter of your son". To make sure her grandmother knew who is texting her.

Vivan Tiwari 4 years old on 23rd December JSS International School Funny moment: After seeing an elephant in a temple in India, Vivan said this elephant's mum is not good, as she didn't dress the elephant and he is roaming naked without pants and shirt.

Have your children said something that has set you off in belly fulls of laughter and made your friends chuckle? If they have and they are celebrating a birthday in January, email editorial@connector-dubai.com a picture and a few words on what it is they said that made you laugh, and we will publish the top ones next month. Include their age, date of birth and the school they go to. Congratulations to Evan Khan, who has won a gift certificate to the value of Dhs 500 from Edutainment Zone to redeem against a selection of 34 3D Colouring Cardboard Puzzles. www.edutainmentzone.co

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KIDS & EDUCATION

Books for children

"T here is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” - Walt Disney Open your treasure box with three top reads. This month we have a book that teaches children that age is just a number and all you need to have is the will to achieve bigger things. Also a book that tells us each one of us has a very unique place in this universe. Finally a bedtime book for parents to read to little ones as they explain how animals wish each other goodnight. If Animals Kissed Good Night by Ann Whitford Paul Age group: 3 to 5 years old In a cozy bedtime chat with her mum, a young girl wonders how animal families might say good night. Would Wolf and his pup "kiss and then HOWL"? Would Bear and her cub "kiss and then GROWL"? But what about Sloth and her baby? They move soooo slooowwwww . . . they're sure to be kissing from early evening until long after everyone else is fast asleep! With whimsical art and playful rhyming verse, this board book is perfect for bedtime snuggles. www.amazom.ae Dhs 31 www.connector.ae

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty Age group: 6 to 8 years old Every morning, Sofia’s grandfather walks her to school until one day, when her grandfather hurts his ankle at a local landfill, he can no longer do so. Sofia misses him and wonders what she can do about the dangerous 'Mount Trashmore'. Then she gets an idea - the town can turn the slimy mess into a park! She brainstorms and plans and finally works up the courage to go to City Hall, only to be told by a clerk that she can't build a park because she's just a kid! Sofia is down but not out, and she sets out to prove what one kid can do. www.amazon.ae Dhs 69 Shine! by J.J. Grabenstein Age group: 9 to 12 years old Piper knows the truth, some people are born to shine, and she's just not one of them. That fact has never been clearer than now, since her dad's new job has landed them both at Chumley Prep, a posh private school where everyone seems to be the best at something and where Piper definitely doesn't fit in. Bursting with humour, heart, science, possibilities and big questions, Shine! is a story about finding your place in the universe, a story about figuring out who you are and who you want to be. www.amazon.ae Dhs 54 CONNECTOR DECEMBER 43


KIDS FASHION

Round Hem Shirt Dhs 200 COS

2 Pack Disney Frozen Pyjama Dhs 140 Marks & Spencer

Cashmere Turtleneck Dhs 350 COS

FASHION FOR CHILDREN Children grow quicker than we think and fashions change even qucker, which makes keeping our chidrens'wardrobes up to date a necessity, as well as a bit of fun for those who enjoy dressing up their little ones. Take a look at this month's selection of childrens' clothes that will keep them warm and on trend.

Red Jacket Dhs 2,410 Il Gufo

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Girls Sweatshirt Dhs 49 Max Fashion

Brown Sweater Dhs 230 IKKS

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KIDS FASHION

Jacket

Unicorn Beanie

Red Hoodie

Prolific Beanie

Crown Frost Plum Suede Dhs 345 Clarks

Girls Cap

Dhs 25 Max Fashion

Grey Pants

Sweater

Cotton Spider-Man Pyjama

Dhs 1,155 Chloe Kids

Dhs 49 River Island

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Dhs 59 River Island

Dhs 265 Timberland

Dhs 330 Timberland

Dhs 85 Marks & Spencer

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ADVISE FROM THE EXPERT-HEALTHBAY

Most common seasonal illnesses What are the most common seasonal illnesses? Respiratory infections such as the common cold, flu and Strep throat are abundant right now.

September to April and HealthBay Polyclinic are promoting protecting you and your family with flu shots at just 80 dirhams.

How can one treat these common illnesses? General advice includes; rest, lots of water and general pain relief. Further symptom relief can be provided by over the counter remedies suggested by the Pharmacist, such as decongestant nose sprays and tablets and numbing throat sprays and lozengers.

Please suggest if there should be any extra precaution for children Teach your children to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing and sneezing or to cough into their elbow. Teach your children proper hand washing and to get into the habit of frequent hand washing, especially before food, after blowing their nose and after using the bathroom. Tell them to avoid touching their eyes and encourage children not to share food and drink with friends.

Please suggest some home remedies to treat or prevent seasonal illnesses? Honey, ginger and lemon in hot water and vitamin C can soothe your symptoms and boost your immune system. How to avoid falling sick as the weather changes? Wash your hands frequently, don’t touch your face, have plenty of sleep (8-10 hours per night), healthy food, water and exercise. Keep your distance from sick people and consider the flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone 6 months and older get a flu shot every year, especially if you are pregnant, elderly, have young children at home or have a chronic health problem, such as Asthma. The flu season runs from

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British Family Medicine Consultant at HealthBay Polyclinic

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HEALTH & WELLBEING

How to avoid and treat

common illnesses this season

N o matter how much we enjoy the change in the weather this time of year, we cannot ignore the fact that it comes with its own baggage of illnesses which if you fall prey to can turn everything upside down and take some shine off the festive season. While flu is the most common seasonal illness, the list does not stop here. For you to stay healthy and enjoy winter and all the activities Dubai has to offer, we at Connector, have spoken to experts to get answers to all the common queries regarding seasonal illnesses and how can these be prevented and treated through medicine as well as home remedies. This time of the year is associated with a number of air-borne upper respiratory tract viruses and flu. The list of common illnesses also includes stomach ache, diarrhea, bacterial infections, gastroenteritis, pneumonia, strep throat and so on. www.connector.ae

The Common Illnesses That Can Affect Anyone In The Winter Common Cold More than 200 viruses can cause colds. The most common is the rhinovirus. It is spread by droplet infection. Patients complain of a runny nose, sneezing throat discomfort, fatigue, aches and low grade fever. It will last from a few days to a week. Dr Jimmy Joseph of Aster Clinic says, “Keep yourself hydrated and cover your mouth while coughing and sneezing. Take adequate rest. Avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting. You could take anti pyretics like paracetamol for fever, antihistamines, saline drops and decongestants. Vitamin C supplements help improve immunity.� Influenza (Flu) Seasonal influenza is an acute respiratory illness caused by influenza A or B CONNECTOR DECEMBER 47


HEALTH & WELLBEING viruses. Influenza occurs in outbreaks and epidemics worldwide, mainly during the winter season. Although acutely debilitating, influenza is usually a selflimited infection. However, it is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in certain high risk population. Dr Jimmy Joseph of Aster Clinic says, “In case of seasonal influenza, there are complaints of high grade fever, body aches and myalgia, sore throat, sneezing and headache. You also might vomit or have diarrhea. You must take adequate rest, fluids and anti virals medicinesTamiflu which usually have to be started within 48 hours of symptom onset to be helpful. Asthma During the winter season there are increased cases of asthma attacks. Cold air is a major trigger of asthma symptoms such as wheezing and shortness of breath. People with asthma should be especially careful in the winter. Dr Jimmy Joseph of Aster Clinic says, “Stay indoors on very cold, windy days. If you do go out, wear a scarf loosely over your nose and mouth. Do not miss your regular medications, and keep reliever inhalers close by.” Norovirus (Winter Vomiting Bug) Norovirus is a food-borne illness caused 48 DECEMBER CONNECTOR

by contaminated foods or surfaces, and it is especially common in the winter. It is highly contagious. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), all it takes is a tiny amount of virus particles to become infected. Young children and the elderly are especially at risk. “Like with any contagious illness, you can decrease your chances of catching it by washing your hands regularly. ORS- oral rehydration fluids reduce the risk of dehydration”, advises Dr Jimmy Joseph of Aster Clinic. Dry Skin Dry skin is a common condition and is often worse during the winter, when environmental humidity is low. Moisturising is essential during winter. Use thick moisturising creams, they act as a sealant to stop the skin's natural moisture evaporating away. The best time to apply moisturiser is after a shower while your skin is still moist, and again at bedtime. Cold Sores Cold sores, also called fever blisters, are a common viral infection. They are tiny, fluid-filled blisters on and around your lips. Cold sores are a sign that you are under stress. Dr Jimmy Joseph of Aster Clinic says, #connectordubai


HEALTH & WELLBEING “After the blisters break, a crust forms over the resulting sore. Cold sores usually heal in two to four weeks without leaving a scar.” Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) Conjunctivitis is when the white of your eye becomes irritated or inflamed due to viruses, bacteria, allergens, or irritants. Studies have shown that it is common during the winter and it is contagious, depending on which type you have. “Meet your eye doctor for eye drops and at home make sure to wash your hands regularly and, of course, avoid touching your eyes”, advises Dr Jimmy Joseph. Managing Common Illnesses Patients who go under the weather can manage their illnesses by following simple things that include washing hands with soap and water, covering the mouth when coughing and sneezing to avoid droplet spread of infection to others and by keeping themselves hydrated. It is advisable to skip coffee and drink green tea instead. Eating citrus fruit boosts the body’s immune system helping it to fight the illnesses. Rest is very important, if you have fever or are not feeling well, it is better to avoid going to work. Also, it is suggested to get yourself vaccinated after consulting your doctor. www.connector.ae

Dr Ria Jones, British Family Medicine Consultant at HealthBay Polyclinic says, “General advice includes; rest, lots of water and general pain relief. Further symptom relief can be provided by over the counter remedies suggested by the Pharmacist, such as decongestant nose sprays and tablets and numbing throat sprays and lozengers. Home Remedies For Seasonal Illnesses As per the doctors suggestions, the best home remedy is to stay at home from work or school and take rest. The body needs to build strength to fight against infections as antibiotics are useless otherwise. Other home remedies include taking food rich in zinc and Vitamin C to strengthen the immune system, and include honey and lemon in your food. Using vapo rubs, saline drops and humidifiers at home are also quite beneficial for treating common illnesses. Dr Ria Jones of HealthBay Polyclinic says, “Honey, ginger and lemon in hot water and vitamin C can soothe your symptoms and boost your immune system.” Prevention Of Common Illnesses The most important and crucial thing to understand is what can be done beforehand to avoid falling sick in the first CONNECTOR DECEMBER 49


HEALTH & WELLBEING place. The most recommended preventive measures are cleaning your hands, covering your mouth and avoiding going to crowded places. Also consult with your doctors regarding vaccines which are suitable for you and your family. Dr Ria Jones of HealthBay Polyclinic says, “Wash your hands frequently, don’t touch your face, have plenty of sleep (8 to 10 hours per night), healthy food, water and exercise. Keep your distance from sick people and consider the flu shot. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone 6 months and older get a flu shot every year, especially if you are pregnant, elderly, have young children at home or have a chronic health problem, such as asthma. The flu season runs from September to April and HealthBay Polyclinic are promoting protecting you and your family with flu shots at just Dhs 80.”

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Riham Ammar, Specialist Pediatrician at Mediclinic Dubai says, "The most important seasonal vaccine is the influenza vaccine which can protect against the influenza virus and its serious complications especially in immunocompromised people. Also proper nutrition, proper physical activities and proper sleep will strengthen the immune system and protect against falling sick during weather changes." Precautions For Children Teach your children to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing and sneezing or to cough into their elbow. Teach your children proper hand washing and to get into the habit of frequent hand washing, especially before food, after blowing their nose and after using the bathroom. Also tell them to avoid touching their eyes and encourage children not to share food and drink with friends.

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ith more than three decades of experience in comprehensive health care, Aster DM brings affordable quality healthcare to the residents of Arabian Ranches. The clinic offers expert care across General Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Gynaecology, Dermatology and Internal Medicine with a team of specialists and high-end technology to support families in the community. As the weather is getting colder, seasonal illness becomes a common theme across communities, Dr Fatemeh Aghanasiri, General Practitioner at Aster Clinic, Arabian Ranches talks to us about influenza, also known as ‘the flu’; ‘Seasonal flu outbreaks usually happen in winter and occur as early as October and continue till May, while the flu has similar symptoms to the common cold, it is much worse. The symptoms include: fever over 100.4 F (38C), aching muscles, headache, sore throat, fatigue and weakness. ‘The virus is extremely contagious and is air borne, which means it spreads through coughing and sneezing so always catch a sneeze or cough in a tissue, throw the tissue in the bin immediately and wash your hands thoroughly. ‘I would strongly recommend a flu vaccination as this reduces the risk of catching the flu by 40-60 per cent; as the strain of flu changes every year it’s

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important that you are vaccinated every 12months and ideally before the winter season starts as the vaccine can take up to 2 weeks to become effective. This is really important for children below 6 years old, adults who are living with a condition such as Asthma, Diabetes or Cardiovascular problems and those above 65 years. ‘If you catch flu my advice would be to stay home and rest; stay hydrated with water and eat a balanced diet for vitamin intake’. You can visit any Aster Clinic to find out more about flu vaccine and protect yourself and your family.

Dr. Fatemeh Aghanasiri General Practitioner Aster Clinic, Arabian Ranches

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HEALTH & WELLBEING

Keep your skin glowing

these winter months

I t's no secret that warm summer temperatures with your skin almost always kept in air conditioned environments can weaken your skin over time. We are now going into a “cooler” weather period where the skin can have some rest and we can work to enhance the glow and hydration back which was lost during the summer months. We are also entering a festive season with events and gatherings where there will be less time to look after ourselves. Therefore we have gathered some top easy tips to keep your skin feeling smooth, relieved and hydrated 24/7. Moisturise Moisturise Moisturise The key tool to keeping your skin rejuvenated and glowing is keeping it nourished with moisturisers. Dr Minal Patwardhan Andrade, MBBS, MD, DVD 52 DECEMBER CONNECTOR

(Skin and VD) at Kaya Skin Clinic says, “We Dermatologists need to tailor the moisturiser to suit our patients skin and to also give them a feel good factor. Some of the most effective (and least expensive) are petroleum jelly and moisturising oils (such as mineral oil), which prevent water loss without clogging pores. Because they contain no water, they're best used while the skin is still damp from bathing, to seal in the moisture. Other moisturisers contain water as well as oil, in varying proportions. These are less greasy and may be more cosmetically appealing than petroleum jelly or oils.” Dr Minal Patwardhan Andrade further suggests that to reduce the greasy feel of petroleum jelly and thick creams, rub a small amount in your hands, and then rub it over the affected areas until neither your hands nor the affected areas feel greasy. #connectordubai


HEALTH & WELLBEING Never, ever scratch. Most of the time, a moisturiser can control the itch. You can also use a cold pack to relieve itchy spots. Always use sunscreen in the winter as well as the summer to prevent photoaging. Skin Care Regime To Follow In Winter Smitha Sonavane, Beauty Therapist and Laser Hair Technician at Cocoona says, “The better way to keep your skin glowing and healthy is by following simple rules of cleansing, moisturising and protecting your skin. AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) or BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acids) infused cleansers are good mediums to clean your skin. Your everyday routine should include drinking enough water to keep your skin hydrated, applying appropriate moisturisers and sun protection SPF creams of 50+.” Dr Minal Patwardhan Andrade of Kaya Skin Clinic says, “Use of toners, astringents should be avoided – many of these products contain alcohol as a base and application of these products causes the skin to dry further more. Do not forget the lips as they are the first to get dry, hence use a good petroleum jelly based lip balm.” Kasia Puckeridge, Beauty and Laser Therapist at Mediclinic Dubai Mall says, “Remember to exfoliate not only your face but body as well, according to your skin condition. Use either an exfoliating enzyme, gommage or granular scrub once www.connector.ae

a week: regular exfoliation will help your skin to absorb creams better to hydrate, repair and protect.” Ann Persson, Medical Aesthetician at The Private Clinic Medical and Aesthetic Centre says, “Always wash your face after a workout to prevent breakouts, and wash excessively oily skin morning and night. You can also try swapping face soap with cleansing oil, which isn't so harsh. Try to exfoliate your skin 2 times per week if your skin is oily you can even do 3 times. You can make your exfoliation for face and body easy at home by using sugar flakes (for body you can add some filter coffee powder, that come with caffeine and will improve your blood circulation), mix it well together with a little bit of olive oil or sunflower oil or your shower gel. Separate for body and face and make the paste lighter for the face and use loofah gloves for the body together with the paste. Finish up with a good moisturiser. Alternatively, this is where a professional facial treatment comes in, where your skin can be cleansed, exfoliated, and enriched with antioxidants and hyaluronic acid that will restore moisture at a deeper level than homecare can achieve.” Facials Besides following a regular skin care regime, experts also advise to visit skin experts for specialised facials to restore the youthful look. Smitha Sonavane of Cocoona says, “Your CONNECTOR DECEMBER 53


HEALTH & WELLBEING daily skin care routine should be combined with effective treatments such as Aqua Facial also known as Hydra Facials. This treatment will exfoliate all the dead skin cells uniformly and stimulate regeneration of healthy skin cells along with deeply hydrating your skin. The treatment should be followed by the application of hydrating masks for a glowing radiant skin.” Kasia Puckeridge of Mediclinic Dubai Mall,“It’s a good time to work on those post summer blemishes – chemical peels, carbon laser (Spectra) treatments will help to restore the youthful, radiant look of your skin. Don’t forget to treat your hands as well.” Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate Hydration is a key for a glowing skin, you can never get enough. Ann Persson of The Private Clinic Medical and Aesthetic Centre says, “Drink at least 1.5 litres of water every day - if you do sports double it up. Spoil your skin with hydrating serums and hydrating masks and always finish up your skin routine with SPF with both UVA and UVB protection. Even oily skin needs hydration, sometimes the skin breaks out because of lack of hydration.” Avoid Hot Water Baths No matter how much you want to take a bath with hot water, if you care for your skin do two things: shorten your shower time and lower the temperature. 54 DECEMBER CONNECTOR

Kasia Puckeridge of Medicinc says, “Take shorter showers – tap water strips your skin of its natural moisturising and protective barrier. Opt for a creamier body wash.” Dr Minal Patwardhan Andrade of Kaya Skin Clinic suggests the following steps when bathing during the winter season: • Limit yourself to one or two 5 to 10 minute baths or showers daily. • Use lukewarm water rather than hot water, which can wash away natural oils. • Minimise the use of soaps; if necessary, choose moisturising preparations or consider soap-free cleansers. • Steer clear of deodorant soaps, perfumed soaps, and alcohol products, which can strip away natural oils. • Bath oils can be helpful, but use them with caution: they can make the tub slip • Regular showers in hot humid countries is enough to keep bacteria and viruses at bay. • Overuse of disinfectants can aggravate skin dryness. • To reduce the risk of trauma to the skin, avoid bath sponges, scrub brushes, and washcloths. If you don't want to give them up altogether, be sure to use a light touch. For the same reason, pat or blot (don't rub) the skin when toweling dry. • Apply moisturiser immediately after #connectordubai


HEALTH & WELLBEING bathing or after washing your hands. This helps plug the spaces between your skin cells and seal in moisture while your skin is still damp or within 3 minutes of drying with a towel. Because the skin cells absorb water during bathing. This causes them to swell and gives the skin a smoother look. Immediate application of a moisturiser prevents the water from evaporating and actually seals in the moisture thus maintaining the skin’s suppleness for longer and allows the skin time to heal from within. Festive Season Skin Care Who does not want the best glowing skin when going out on a festive meal? Making sure that the regular cosmetics you use do not make a dent in your perfect look, follow a few simple steps to rejuvenate your skin. Smitha Sonavane of Cocoona says, “During festive times one generally tends to use a lot of make-up. It is very important to remove all the make-up before retiring to bed and to let the skin breath healthily and ensuring to use antioxidants like vitamin C

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and A and multi peptides to nourish your skin. 5 basic rules for healthy skin include cleanse, hydrates, protect, vitamins and multi peptides.” Humidify, Humidify, Humidify The chilling air conditioning which we rarely can live without in Dubai is also drying out our skin. Get someone to clean it regularly and as much as possible during the winter, try to keep your windows open instead of using your air conditioner. When windows are closed, the dry air stays trapped inside, so open up and let the fresh air come in! Use a humidifier to add moisture back into the air, you will see the difference in your skin. Diet Tips What you eat shows clearly on your skin, so this winter to keep your skin rejuvenated and glowing, it is a must that you drink a lot of water or fluids, and take Omega 3 fatty acid supplements like fish oil and flaxseed, which help build up the skins lipid layer.

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SPA OFFERS

Spa offers and deals to

tempt you

This is the season for all types of pampering for everyone. Whether as a treat to ourselves or a gift for a special someone, Dubai's salons and spas offer some great treatments and amazing packages to keep you and your friends looking and feeling great. Take a look here at some of this months offers.

Haircut-Beard Trim Combo For Men Looking to book a grooming session for your husband‭? ‬Make your way to pdl‭, a‬ n urban industrial barbershop and specialty coffee house all in one‭. A ‬ modern-day hangout spot where men enjoy a hot brew or an ice-cold drink while having a fresh haircut and neat shave‭. B ‬ ook their popular combo of haircut and beard trim for Dhs 160‭. ‬ Call‭ 0 ‬ 4-3339993. Pretty WOW Salon Now Open In JLT Pretty WOW Hair and Beauty Bazaar has now opened in Cluster V of Jumeirah Lakes Towers to bring that glow to all Dubai girls‭. ‬It‭ ‬is a go to place for bouncy blow-dries‭, ‬fresh nails‭, e‬ yebrows on fleek and fierce make-up‭, w ‬ hich is taking the beauty scene by storm with the help of highly trained British ladies‭. C ‬ all 04-5726437. 56 DECEMBER CONNECTOR

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SPA OFFERS Miracle Repair Nail Service At N.Bar Don't we all wish we had nails that don't crack‭. N ‬ .Bar has launched‭ ‬Miracle Repair Nail Service that works by first penetrating the nail plate with conditioning oils using the aid of gentle heat‭, s‬ trengthening the natural nail by smoothing the gaps and ridges and providing a protective shield‭. T ‬ reatment is purchased as a course of 5‭ ‬treatments for Dhs 250‭. ‬www.nbar.com Touch Of Nature Hair Treatment This festive season book the new 100‭ ‬percent organic hair treatment‭ '‬Touch of Nature‭' a‬ t Sisters Beauty Lounge to give life back to your locks‭. P ‬ riced at Dhs 150‭, t‬ he treatment uses aloe vera and rosehip oil, to deeply nourish the hair and give an instant healthy shine‭.‬ www.sistersbeautylounge.com

Festive Offers At Mandara Spa Mandara Spa has created some special spa packages at discount prices specially for this merry month‭. T ‬ hose looking for the perfect gift can treat their loved ones to the ultimate spa experience with Mandara Spa’s festive gift vouchers on offer‭, t‬ hat include a Dhs 500‭ g‬ ift voucher for Dhs 350‭ a‬ nd a Dhs 1,000‭ ‬gift voucher for Dhs 650‭. w ‬ ww.Hhoteldubai.com Festive Gift Hamper At Discount Create the perfect gift hamper for your beauty fanatic friends based upon their preferences and individual skin and hair types at Queens Beauty Lounge in Dubai Marina‭. C ‬ hoose Dhs 1,000‭ ‬worth of products to go inside your hamper‭, e‬ njoy a whopping 50%‭ d‬ iscount‭, m ‬ aking your gift for just Dhs 500‭! T ‬ he offer is valid until 31‭ ‬December‭. C ‬ all 04-4279689. www.connector.ae

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BEAUTY AND MAKE-UP

YSL

Red Lipstick Dhs 160 Robinsons

Thicker, Fuller

Hair Shampoo Dhs 68 www.glambeaute.com

NCLA

Semi-Matte Lipstick Dhs 75 www.namshi.ae

BEAUTY PRODUCTS

It is the month of parties, with more events than usual. With every outfit goes a different shade of lipstick, and with every party goes a cleanser to protect the skin. Here are some of the essentials everyone needs to ensure a good look before, during and after the party.

Salt By Hendrix

Glisten Face Essence Dhs 114 www.beautysolutions-me.com

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Missha

M Perfect Cover BB Cream Dhs 120 www.misshame.com

Absolute

New York Matte Made In Heaven Dhs 35 Exquisite Beauty

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M2BEAUTE

Eyezone Conditioning Care Complex Dhs 245 www.ounass.com

Kocostar

Slice Mask Sheet - Watermelon Dhs 15.75 www.namshi.com

Matriskin

GF/7 SERUM (50ml) Dhs 345 www.noon.com

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Benefit Love Tint Dhs 94 Sephora

Argan

Sukin

Men Facial Cleanser Dhs 49 Life Pharmacy

Vierro

Liquid Gold Beauty Oil Dhs 290.98 www.arganliquidgold.co.uk

Moisturising Anti Hair-Fall (210 gms) Dhs 14.20 All Leading Hypermarkets

Himalaya

Pestle & Mortar

Fresh Start Strawberry Dhs 18 All Leading Hypermarkets

Exfoliate Toner Dhs 155 Faces

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YOGA

Practise yoga outdoors

A s the weather has cooled, it is a great opportunity to spend more time outdoors. If you have never tried yoga, here are some good reasons to give it a try. Grounding Or Earthing - This is the practise of having our bare feet on the earth. The earth is negatively charged and we are positively charged. By practising yoga on the grass, beach or any surface other than concrete, you can neutralise some free radicals or positive ions in your body. Research also suggests physical contact with the earth’s surface can help regulate our autonomic nervous system and keep our circadian rhythms, which regulate body temperature, hormone secretion, digestion and blood pressure, among other things, synchronised with the day and night cycle. Enhanced Proprioception - This is our body’s ability to know what it is doing without seeing, such as trying to balance on one foot with your eyes closed. Being on uneven surface like grass helps to develop this skill which will lead to improved balance and 60 DECEMBER CONNECTOR

reduces the likelihood of falls, particularly important as we age. Being Present - Instead of listening to the hum of the air conditioning and gazing up at a ceiling, you have the opportunity to listen to birds, gaze at the sun, waves or even the moon and stars. Yoga is a mindfulness practise designed to focus our attention in the present moment. Being outdoors provides our senses plenty of stimuli to take our focus away from our worries or stresses. More Oxygen - Indoor spaces, especially yoga studios have limited fresh air which is recycled many times leading to lower levels of oxygen. By practising outdoors, especially near trees and water, we can benefit from higher levels of oxygen. Increasing the oxygen levels can benefit your health, especially if you have a condition limiting your intake. Sleep apnea, emphysema and other afflictions can make it difficult to get all the oxygen you need. Inputs from Elaine Kelly - Founder Yogafest Middle East. #connectordubai


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ative Club is nestled on the fourth floor of Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens. The recently opened property thrives on being a social hub and oozes creative and refreshing vibes through their decor. Once on the fourth floor, we follow the corridor leading up to the club, taking in the quirky artworks decked on the walls. The Native Club features quite a refreshing minimalist design with Nordic style furniture, and a lot of natural greenery. With a logo of a heart, it houses a gym as well as an organic spa that offers bespoke treatments. We sit down on one of the Nordic style chairs and gulp down our welcome drink, and fill in the consultation form before we are whisked off for our treatment. The spa room is quite a treat to the eyes with one full green wall on one side, minimalistic design, enchanting fragrance and meditating music. The changing room is built inside the spa room and is separated with a white flowing curtain on one side of the room. We change into the robe and get ready for the aromatherapy massage. The spa uses the www.connector.ae

products of famous organic brand Voya for all their treatments. To start, the therapist makes us inhale the aroma of organic oil. The well trained therapist then massages the full body with just the right amount of pressure, and on our request, puts a little more effort to release stress knots around the neck, giving us relief from the stiffness. The second treatment was a quick 10 minute Face Lymphatic Cupping, where a suction cup is rotated on the face that helps promote the blood circulation and minimises the appearance of fine lines on the face. Multiple sessions are required to see the final results, however from our experience we vouch that it is the most safest and organic treatment one can opt for. As soon as the treatment ends, the therapist asks us to change and wait for our green tea in the reception area, where there is also the chance of relaxation time, and a quick bath before guests can change back into their own clothes. The aromatherapy massage takes 60 minutes and costs Dhs 395 and the 10 minute Face Lymphatic Cupping costs Dhs 120. Call 04-5191242. CONNECTOR DECEMBER 61


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Maria Concetta Salon is a new and posh women’s salon offering a range of professional hair and nail services. It offers organic hair treatment products and innovates by offering professional salon services at the comfort of your home. The salonat-home service is salon facilities you can avail at any time and any place at your convenience. From organic hair treatments to waxing, hair colouring, eyelash extension, mani-pedi and other beauty packages, you can get these services without moving an inch. You can also visit Maria Concetta in Sheraton Grand Hotel. The salon looks after clients in a spacious and light-filled setting with views over Dubai’s cityscapes. Enter the competition to win a beauty voucher worth Dhs 500.

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Missha is a Korean beauty brand with products ranging from makeup, skin care, to body and hair products. With over 3,000 stores worldwide, it has created a niche for itself in the beauty world with its high-quality products at affordable prices. Missha was launched in the year 2000 in South Korea. A few of the favorites include Missha BB Cream, Black Ghassoul Tightening Face Mask, Crystal Salt Body Oil Scrub (available in mango and rose flavours) and the Dewy Glossy Eyes’ range of eye shadows. Enter the competition to win a voucher worth Dhs 500.

Located in Century Village, Garhoud The Flipside Restobar caters to the flipside in you by offering you alternative meat in a variety of cuisines delivering a unique, enjoyable food experience. Alternative meat has the taste, texture and feel of meat but is plant based and formulated to replace meat. What’s more, it has all the nutritional value of meat and while it replicates the taste of meat it is a healthier eco-friendly alternative. The menu covers Mexican, Indian, Chinese, Thai, Persian and European dishes prepared with care from a kitchen staffed with professional, experienced chefs as well as homemakers with exceptional cooking talent. Enter the competition to win a food and beverage voucher worth Dhs 500.

Trampo Extreme, one of the UAE’s leading family entertainment parks has opened an activity centre at the Nakheel Mall, Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Mall, giving residents and guests a range of play experiences beyond the ordinary. The high-octane park offers children and families almost 4,000 square metres of space to Jump, Play and Cave. Enter the competition to win four two-hour passes at Nakheel Mall worth Dhs 183 each. www.connector.ae

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Dr Tang Acupuncture Clinic Telephone: 04-3856658 Address: Villa G1u7, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 1, Al Badaa Area Email: drtangclinic@gmail.com Website: www.beijingacupuncturedubai.com ALTERNATIVE HEALING CENTRES

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Chiropody Center Kawthar El Abed - Chiropodist / Podiatrist(Belgium)

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Telephone: 04-348 4092/ 050-3524828 Address: Sunset Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 3, Office S-49 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Email: kaoutar.elabed17@gmail.com Website: www.chiropodydubai.com Meditation for World Peace, Pranic Healing Center Telephone: 04-3688067 / 04-3688104 Email: phfdubai@emirates.net.ae

DANCE CENTRES

ART & CRAFT CLASSES, CENTRES & CREATIVE WORKSHOP

Lotus Educational Institute (Arts & Design) Telephone: 04-3911718 Address: Office G01, Block 13, Dubai Knowledge Park, Dubai Email: info@lotus.ae Website: www.lotus.ae BEAUTY AND HAIR PRODUCTS

Sharmila Dance Telephone: 050-8581083 / 84 Address: 310/311/312, 3rd floor, Al Attar Business Centre Email: info@sharmiladance.com Website: www.sharmiladance.com FREIGHT CLEARING SERVICES

Telephone: 04-6058516 Address: Airport Road, Garhoud, Dubai Email: info@amaya.ae Website: www.amaya.ae OUR PRODUCTS • Joico Hair Colors & Hair Care • Philip Kingsley Hair Care • Ericson Laboratoire

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HOLISTIC COUNSELLING CENTRE Blue Lights Wellness DMCC Telephone: 04-2432930 Address: Cluster X, Jumeirah Lakes Tower Email: info@bluelights.ae Website: www.bluelights.ae

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The Arabic Language Centre Telephone: 04-3315600/ 04-3310221

• Holistic Counselling

Address: Level # 4 Sheikh Rashid Tower, Dubai World Trade

• Holistic Health Coaching

Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai

• Holistic Nutrition

Email: info@arabiclanguagecentre.com

• Holistic Wellness Coaching HOSPITALS

Website: www.arabiclanguagecentre.com LEGAL CONSULTANTS

American Hospital Dubai Telephone: 04-3775500 Address: Oud Metha Road, Dubai Website: www.ahdubai.com HYPNOTHERAPY SPECIALIST AND CLINICS Hypnotherapy Dubai Telephone: 056-7509636 Address: Almas Tower Jumeirah Lakes Tower Email: amina@hypnotherapydubai.ae Website: www.hypnotherapydubai.ae

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Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultants Telephone: 04-3254000 Address: The H Hotel Office Tower 29th floor, One Sheikh Zayed Road Email: info@alrowaad.ae Website: www.alrowaad.ae MEDICAL CENTRES Acacia Medical Centre

Telephone: 04-3445515

Address: Suite 111, Al Shafar Bldg. 7, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah Email: Info@acacia.ae

Website: www.acacia.ae SPECIALITIES

• Cosmetic Surgery

Telephone: 04-4533046/ 050-2595793

• Dentists

Address: Jumeirah Lakes Tower & DSO

• Orthodontists

Email: info@goldenage.ae Website: www.goldenage.ae

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• Ophthalmologists • Plastic Surgery • Reconstructive Surgery • Urologist

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DOCTOR Dr. Hossein Mubarak - Specialist Psychiatrist NURSERIES

Al Salam Nursery.....................................................................04-2679594 Alphabet Street Nursery...................................................04-3485991 Angel Heart Nursery............................................................04-3611077 Apple Nursery Dubai............................................................04-3444441 Arabian Ranches Nursery.................................................04-4271476 Art Kid Nursery.........................................................................04-3989335 Art Village Nursery................................................................04-2886502

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BR Medical Suites Telephone: 04-2750900 Address: Al Razi Building No. 64, Block B, 4th Floor, Suite 4005 Email: info@brms.ae Website: www.brms.ae

Asya's Nursery...........................................................................04-4356627 Baby First Nursery Dubai ................................................04-2514115 Baby Home Nursery (JLT)................................................04-4207973

Blue Bird Nursery - Dubai South Telephone: 04-8879819 Address: Dubai South, Opp. Dubai South

Babyland Nursery...................................................................04-3218700 Banan Nursery Dubai...........................................................04-3466661

Headquarters, Dubai, UAE

Banana Moon Nursery........................................................04-3479330

Email: info.ds@bluebirdnursery.ae

Blessings Nursery ..................................................................04-4537900

Website: www.bluebirdnursery.ae

Blossom Children’s Nursery...........................................04-3948837 Blossom Nursery by Babilou......................................800-6877379 Blue Bird Nursery Dubai....................................................04-2870807 Bright Morning Nursery....................................................04-3946118

Blue Bird Nursery - Nad Al Hammar

British Berries Nursery.......................................................04-3592324

Telephone: 04-2870807

British Orchard Nursery (JBR).....................................04-4475881

Address: Street 23 24 B, Near Aswaaq Supermarket, Nad Al Hammar, Dubai, UAE

British Orchard Nursery (Jumeirah).........................04-3953570

Email: info@bluebirdnursery.ae

British Rose Nursery (Dubai).........................................04-3216069

Website: www.bluebirdnursery.ae

Bubbles and Giggles Nursery........................................04-4581212

Aga Khan Early Learning Centre................................04-3367676 Al Ghad Nursery.......................................................................04-2851109 Al Jalila Culture Center for Children........................04-3169999 Al Safa Early Learning Centre (Al Badaa)............04-3429575 Al Safa Early Learning Centre (Jumeirah )..........04-3443878

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Budding Kids Nursery.........................................................04-3212744 Building Blocks Nursery ...................................................04-4534363 Bumble Beezzz Nursery Dubai.....................................04-2685150 Burj Daycare Nursery...........................................................04-4318320 Cambridgeshire Nursery...................................................04-3518173 Canadian Kids Nursery.......................................................04-3650011 Cello Kids Talents Centre..................................................04-4221302

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Adventure Kids Nursery....................................................04-3941683


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Cheeky Little Events.............................................................04-3886114

FUNN - Shj Int'l Children's Film Festival .............06-5941235

Cheeky Monkeys .....................................................................04-3850875

Future International Nursery .......................................04-2803399

Cherry Town Nursery ..........................................................04-3999645

Gardenia Nursery ................................................................04-455 3077

Childrens Kingdom Nursery ........................................04-345 5563

Gems Modern Nursery ....................................................04-326 3339

Childrens Oasis Nursery ...................................................04-3790790

German Kindergrten Nursery Dubai......................04-4562718

Childs Play Nursery...............................................................04-3480788

Golden Beach Nursery .......................................................04-2905702

Chubby Cheeks (Discovery Gardens) .......................04-4356598

Great Minds Nursery ...........................................................04-3445222

Cocoon Nursery.......................................................................04-3949394

Green Grass Nursery ...........................................................04-3855959

CreaKids Nursery ...................................................................04-3684130

Gulf Montessori Nursery..............................................04-28222402

Creative Kids Early Learning Centre ......................04-5515330

Gym Juniors (British Orchard Nurseries)............04-3983536

Crystal Valley Nursery ........................................................04-2845519

Happy Home Nursery.........................................................04-3961995

Curious Minds Nursery......................................................04-3216630

Happy Kids Nursery .............................................................04-2731333

De La Salle Montessori Nursery ................................04-3986218

Happy Learning Nursery Dubai..................................04-4541679

Deira Montessori Nursery...............................................04-2633258

Home Grown Children’s Eco ..........................................04-3307008

DEWA Nursery and Childcare......................................04-3244444

Honey Bee Nursery...............................................................04-3409994

Dewdrops Nursery (JLT)...................................................04-3686399

Hope Montessori Nursery ..............................................04-3982494

Dovecote Nurseries ..............................................................04-4403424

Hopscotch ....................................................................................04-3282226

Dreamland Nursery ..............................................................06-5661133

Horizon Kids Nursery .........................................................04-3809077

Dubai Customs Nursery and Daycare....................04-3455555

Hummingbird Early Learning Centre.....................04-3700449

Dubai Early Child Development Centre......................800-2121

Inspire Children Nursery ..................................................04-3955473

Dubai Gem Private Nursery ...........................................04-3453550

Jebel Ali Village Nursery (JBR)...................................04-4243791

Dubai Marina Nursery .......................................................04-4271473

Jumeirah International Nursery.................................04-3945567

Dubai Sports City Nursery..............................................04-4567515

Kangaroo Kids Nursery.....................................................04-3955518

Early Years Education Group ........................................04-2731333

Key Nursery Al Safa .............................................................04-3218700

Emerald City Nursery ..........................................................04-3490848

Kiddy Planet Nursery ..........................................................04-3284465

Emirates British Nursery (Motor City)...................04-5676555

Kids First Group.......................................................................04-4531143

Emirates British Nursery (Mirdif)..............................04-2889222

Kid's Island Nursery .............................................................04-3942578

Emirates Tender Care Nursery ....................................04-2543361

Kids Kampus Nursery...................050-5597701/ 055-1211436

Family and Friends Nursery Dubai.......................050-3491601

Kids Kare Nursery..................................................................04-4417673

First Steps Nursery Montesorri..................................04-3486301

Kids Kingdom Learning Centre...................................04-5521585

Fortes Education .....................................................................04-4471448

Kidz-Mate Nursery................................................................04-2545335

Four 2 Four Early Learning Center ...........................04-4264002

Kids Palace Nursery .............................................................04-3484183

French Children's Nursery House .............................04-3496868

Kids Spot Nursery..................................................................04-3448541

Fun and Play Nursery ..........................................................04-4376433

Kids Talent Centre..................................................................04-3370420

Fun First Nursery Dubai....................................................04-3216002

Kids Town Dubai......................................................................04-3929899

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Kids Zone ......................................................................................04-4526474

Monroes Nursery Dubai ...................................................04-4233657

Kidsway Nursery Dubai.....................................................04-3492868

Mosaic Nursery ........................................................................04-4256670

Kidville Nursery (Mirdif) ...................................................04-2363648

My Nursery ..................................................................................04-3441120

Kidz Inc Dubai ...........................................................................04-3285775

New Dubai Nursery .............................................................04-3984900

Kidz Venture ...............................................................................04-4534600

Oakfield Early Learning Center (JLT) ....................04-3607338

Kidzidol Nursery Dubai .....................................................04-3551613

Odyssey Nursery (Burj Dubai)..................................056-5203449

KinderKamer Nursery ........................................................04-3943535

Odyssey Nursery (Umm Suqeim) ..........................056-5203448

Kinderville Dubai ....................................................................04-4201102

Olive Tree Nursery .................................................................04-3335330

Kirds Academy..........................................................................04-3380260

Orange Tree Children's ......................................................04-3861578

Lady Bird Nursery ..................................................................04-3441011

Paddington Nursery Dubai.........................................050-1542938

Le Jardin Enchante................................................................04-3486788

Peekaboo Creative Play Dubai.....................................04-3447122

Le Petit Poucet Nursery ....................................................04-3219399

Play and Learn Nursery Dubai.....................................04-3467200

Learning Ladder Nursery Park (JLT)......................04-5546878

Potentiel Nursery Dubai ...................................................04-3384532

Learning Land Nursery......................................................04-4542082

Princess Montessori Nusery ........................................04-3949909

Learning Tree Nursery........................................................04-4434220

Pristine Rainbow Nursery................................................04-2521377

Litte Land Nursery ................................................................04-3944471

Promise Nursery .....................................................................04-2691915

Little Champions Nursery ...............................................04-3446420

Raffles Nursery (Lakes) .....................................................04-4271471

Little Explorers .........................................................................04-2316289

Raffles Nursery (Arabian Raches 1) .........................04-4271241

Little Feet Early Learning Center...............................04-3212990

Rainbow Valley Nursery ...................................................04-4232540

Little Horizon Nursery Dubai .......................................04-3955532

Rays of Light For Early Learning ................................04-3288408

Little House Nursery ...........................................................04-3887130

Roots and Wings Nursery ...........04-3278693/ 04-3278426

Little Mind Nursery ..........................................................050-8898180

Safari Kid Nursery Dubai .................................................04-3597398

Little Nest Nursery Dubai .............................................04-398 3311

Sandcastle Nursery...............................................................04-3444283

Little Pandas Nursery Dubai .........................................04-3446371

Seashells Nursery...................................................................04-3413404

Little Princess Nursery ......................................................04-2634666

Small Hands Nursery .........................................................04-3956880

Little Star Nursery.................................................................04-3982004

Small Steps Nursery.............................................................04-2883347

Little Stream Nursery .........................................................04-3389883

Smart Childrens Nursery ................................................04-3980074

Little Wings Inernational Nursery ..........................04-3490553

Smart Start Kindergarten ...............................................04-2410110

Little Wonders Nursery.....................................................04-3487195

Spectrum Nursery Dubai .................................................04-2659464

Little Woods Nursery..........................................................04-8837005

Step By Step Nursery Dubai..........................................04-4473445

London & Paris International Nursery..................04-3480077

Sunrise Nursery and Creche Dubai..........................04-2664659

Maple Bear Early Learning Center ...........................04-5521309

Super Kids Nursery...............................................................04-2881949

Milestone Nursery .................................................................04-3373374

Superior Minds.........................................................................04-5146940

MindChamps Nursery (Abu Dhabi)..........................02-6109666

Taaleem...........................................................................................04-3498806

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Mon Ecole Nursery (Umm Suqeim) .........................04-3285151

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Tappy Toes Nursery .............................................................04-3450333 Teeny Boppers Nursery Dubai ....................................04-2724131 Tender Hearts Nursery ......................................................04-3213138 Tender Love and Care Nursery ....................................04-3671636 The Cardinal Valley Nursery ..........................................04-3948181 The Childrens Garden (Al Barsha).............................04-3990160 The Children's Garden (Green Community) .......04-8853484 The Little Discoverers.........................................................04-3946066 The Palace Nursery Dubai...............................................04-3883737 The Palms Nursery ................................................................04-3947017 The Primary Nursery ...........................................................04-2695828 The Wonder Years Nursery............................................04-3685600 Tiny Tots Nursery ...................................................................04-2684317 Tiny Town Nursery.................................................................04-8723373 Toddler Town British Nursery ......................................04-3882999 Toddler Town British Nursery (JBR) .......................04-4528080 Toddlers International Nursery ..................................04-3339898 Vernus Early Learning Centre ......................................04-4212256 White Dove Nursery ............................................................04-3310555 Willow Children's Nursery...............................................04-5545802 Woodbury Childrens Nursery ......................................04-3214433 World Nursery ..........................................................................04-2613025 Yellow Brick Road Nursery .............................................04-2828290

PHYSIOTHERAPY

Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic Telephone: 04-3496333 Address: 1st Floor, Town Centre Jumeirah, on Jumeirah Beach Road, next to Mercato Mall Email: dpc@dubaiphysio.com Website: www.dxbphysio.com

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SPECIALITIES • Chiropody Kersten Elliott, Chiropodist / Podiatrist (UK) • Clinics & Hospitals • Family Medicine Dr. Kay Deeming, Specialist Family Medicine (UK) • General Practitioners Dr. Kay Deeming, General Practitioner, (UK) • Internal Medicine Mark Janowski, MD Specialist Internal Medicine (USA) Dr. Yin Cheong Ng Rundell, Specialist Internal Medicine (UK) • Physiotherapist • Psychologists Dr. Valeria Risoli, Clinical Psychologist (ITALY)

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SALONS AND SPAS

Amaya Salon & Spa Address: Downtown Burj - 04-3741496 Dubai Marina - 04-5135580 Silicon Oasis - 04-3207390 Email: info@amaya.ae Website: www.amaya.ae SCHOOLS

New Academy School Telephone: 04-3988873 Address: Street 14 C, Al Raffa Area, Bur Dubai, Dubai, Dubai UAE Email: info@newacademyschool.com Website: www.newacademyschool.com

Smart Vision School

Telephone: 04-2880965

Address: Address: Street 15 B - 16 A, Near Park 1, Al Barsha 2, Dubai UAE

Email: info@svschool.ae

Website: www.svschool.ae Ajyal School................................................................ 02-6988500 Al Adab Iranian Private School (For Boys).......... 04-2633405 Al Adab Iranian Private School (For Girls) .......... 04-2633405 Al Ameen Private School.................................... 04-2677100 Al Arqam Private School .................................... 04-3400888 Al Basateen Private Hatta branch ................ 04-8523151 Al Diyafah High School........................................ 04-2671115 Al Eman Educational Est (Al Eman Private School).........04-2858589 Al Ittihad Private School (Al Mamzar) ........ 04-2966314

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Al Khaleej National School ............................... 04-2173900 Al Maaref Private School L.L.C ....................... 04-2988881 Al Mawakeb School (Al Barsha) ..................... 04-3478288 Al Mawakeb School (Rashidiya) ...................... 04-2851415 Al Mizhar American Academy School ........ 04-2887250 Al Nibras International private School ...... 04-8853330 Al Rashid Al Saleh Private School................. 04-3376126 Al Sadiq Islamic English School ..................... 04-2634083 Al Salam Private School ...................................... 04-2679594 Al Shurooq Private School ................................ 04-3442026 Al Thuraya Private School ................................. 04-2824964 Ambassador Kindergarten L.L.C ................... 04-3799333 Ambassador School L.L.C .................................. 04-3983535 American International School....................... 04-2988666 American School of Dubai ................................. 04-3950005 Amity School L.L.C ................................................. 04-2061003 AMLED School.......................................................... 04-3386756 Apple International School ............................... 04-2638989 Arab Unity School .................................................. 04-2886226 Bilva Indian School................................................. 04-2040900 Bradenton Preparatory Academy.................. 04-8183600 Brighton College Dubai ....................................... 800-274448 British Columbia Canadian School ............... 04-3982227 Buds Public School................................................. 04-2888143 Cambridge International School .................... 04-2824646 Capital School. .......................................................... 04-2988776 Clarion School L.L.C .............................................. 04-4073000 Collegiate American School.............................. 04-4271400 Credence High School .......................................... 04-3212144 Crescent English School...................................... 04-2988866 Dar Al Marefa School ........................................... 04-2885782 Deira Private School.............................................. 04-2641595 Delhi Private School .............................................. 04-8821848 DEWA Academy ....................................................... 04-3220123 Dovecote Green Primary School .................... 06-8837474 Dubai Arabian American Private School .. 04-2882222 Dubai British School Jumeirah Park ........... 04-5520247 Dubai Carmel School ............................................ 04-2675424 Dubai College ............................................................ 04-3999111

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Dubai English Speaking School (Oud Metha) ....... 04-3371457 Dubai Gem Private School ................................. 04-3376661 Dubai Heights Academy ..........................................04-3563333 Dubai International Academy.......................... 04-3684111 Dubai International Private School (Al Quoz)...... 04-338-5530 Dubai International Private School (Garhoud) ............04-2823524 Dubai Modern Education School................... 04-2885115 Dubai National School ......................................... 04-3474555 Dubai National School (Al Twar).................... 04-2988555 Dubai Police Kindergarten (Deira).......................04-2387391 Dubai Scholars Private School........................ 04-2988892 Dwight School ........................................................... 800-394448 Elite English School ............................................... 04-2688244 Emirates English Speaking School ............... 04-3947355 Emirates International private School L.L.C .... 04-3489804 Emirates International School (Meadows) ...04-3629009 English Language Private School .................. 04-3377503 Foremarke School ................................................... 04-8188600 GEMS Al Barsha National School (For Girls) ............04-5069222 GEMS Al Warqaa National School .................... 04-5069222 GEMS Dubai American Academy .................. 04-3479222 GEMS FirstPoint School ..................................... 04-2789700 GEMS Founders Mizhar School ...................... 04-5195399 GEMS Founders School (Al Barsha) ............. 04-5195222 GEMS Heritage Indian School ..............................04-4452960 GEMS International School (Al Khail) ......... 04-3396200 GEMS Jumeirah Primary School.................... 04-3943500 GEMS Metropole School .................................... 04-5507200 GEMS Modern Academy ..................................... 04-3263339 GEMS New Millennium School L.L.C ........... 04-4452900 GEMS Our Own English High School.......... 04-2361335 GEMS Our Own Indian School ........................ 04-3391188 GEMS Royal Dubai School ................................. 04-2886499 GEMS Vertus School ............................................04-445 2900 GEMS Wellington Academy (DSO)............... 04-5159000 GEMS Wellington Academy (Al Khail) ........ 04-5129100 GEMS Wellington International School .... 04-3484999 GEMS Wellington Primary School ................ 04-3433266 GEMS Winchester School .................................. 04-3374112 GEMS World Academy......................................... 04-3736373 German International School Dubai ............ 04-4562718

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Deira International School ................................ 04-2325552

Dubai English Speaking Private College (Academic City Road) .............................................................04-3604866

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Global Indian International School L.L.C .. 04-2255681

Newlands School ..................................................... 04-2821200

Greenfield Community School ........................ 04-8856600

Nord Anglia International School ................. 04-2199999

Grammar School ...................................................... 04-2824822

Greenwood International School................... 04-2888000 Gulf Indian High School ...................................... 04-2824455 Gulf Model School .................................................. 04-2544222

Next Generation School...................................... 600-569008 North American International School ........ 04-2884844 North London Collegiate School (Dubai) .......... 04-3190888

Oaktree Primary School...................................... 04-3333911

H. H. Shaikh Rashid Al Maktoum Pakistani School - Dubai (English Lang) ............................................................ 04-2988303

Ontario International Canadian School..... 04-2559880

Hartland International School ........................ 04-4079444

Oxford School ........................................................... 04-2543666

Horizon International School L.L.C .............. 04-3483314 Horizons English School..................................... 04-3422891

Icademy Middle East FZ L.L.C.......................... 04-4401212

International Academic School ...................... 04-2800993

International Concept Education .................. 04-3377818 International School of Arts & Sciences ... 04-2800185

International School of Creative Science .......... 04-5107000

Iranian Khadije Kobra School .......................... 04-3961236

Iranian Salman Farsi Boys School ................. 04-2988116 Iranian Towheed Boys School .......................... 04-3389953 Iranian Towheed Girls School .......................... 04-3961234 Japanese School ...................................................... 04-3449119 Jebel Ali School........................................................ 04-8846485

JSS International School L.L.C ....................... 04-2406353 JSS Private School L.L.C ..................................... 04-3446419

Jumeira Baccalaureate School ........................ 04-3446931

Our Own High School........................................... 04-2800077

Pakistan Educational Academy ...................... 04-3370126

Philadelphia Private School .............................. 04-2646202

Primus Private School L.L.C ............................. 04-2800691

Pristine Private School ........................................ 04-2674299 Queen International School ............................. 04-2652600

Raffles International School (Um Suqeim South) .............04-4271200 Raffles World Academy ....................................... 04-4271300 Ranches Primary School ............................................800 1777 Regent International Private School ........... 04-3608830

Repton School ........................................................... 04-4269393 Rising School L.L.C................................................. 04-8835389 Russian International School ........................... 04-2641515

Sabari Indian School L.L.C................................. 04-2505806

Safa British School................................................. 04-3884300 Safa Community School ...................................... 04-3851810

Jumeirah College..................................................... 04-3955524

Sharjah American International Private School (Dubai) ........................................................................... 04-2801111

Kent College Dubai ................................................ 04-3180700

Smart Vision School.............................................. 04-2880965

Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS Jumeirah)..... 04-3619019

Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Islamic Institute.........04-3688532

Kings School (Al Barsha) .................................... 04-3566900

Springdales School L.L.C .................................... 04-3381311

Kings School (Dubai) ............................................ 04-3483939

Kings School (Nad Al Sheba) ............................ 04-2375555

St. Mary Catholic High School Dubai (Al Muhaisnah) ......................................................................... 04-2614014

Little Flowers English school ........................... 04-2667620

St. Mary Catholic High School-Dubai ......... 04-3370252

Lycee Francais International Georges Pompidou Primary (Oud Metha) ............................................ 04-3374161

Star International School (Mirdif) ................ 04-2884644

Lycee Libanais Francophone Prive .................................. 04-2640800

The Alpha School (Dubai) .................................. 04-2255586

Lycee Francais International ............................ 04-3960607

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Lycée Français Jean Mermoz ........................ 056-3388223

Manor Primary School ......................................... 04-3943465 Mirdif Private School ............................................ 04-2883303 Modern Skills School ............................................ 04-2887765

National Charity School (Boys and Girls) ..........04-2824499 New Academy School ........................................... 04-3988873

New Indian Model School .................................. 04-2824313 New World School Private................................. 04-2610033

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Star International School (Al Tawar 2) ....... 04-2638999

Sunmarke School .................................................... 04-4238900 Swiss International Scientific School.......... 04-3750600

The Aquila School................................................... 04-5565712 The Arbor School .................................................... 04-5667904 The Arcadia Preparatory School.................... 04-5522600

The Central School ................................................. 04-2674433 The Childrens Garden (Barsha) ....................... 04-3990160 The City School International Private ........ 04-2899722

The English College Dubai ................................. 04-3943465

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The Indian High School ....................................... 04-3377475

The Indian High School (Junior Campus)..........04-2823555 The Indian International School (DSO).......... 04-3423904

The International School of Choueifat (Al Sufouh 2).. 04-3999444 The International School of Choueifat (DIP)....... 04-8847884

The Kindergarten Starters ................................ 04-2824090 The Millenium School........................................... 04-2988567 The Philippine School........................................... 04-2844465

The School of Research Science .................... 04-6011011 The Sheffield Private School............................ 04-2678444 The Westminster School .................................... 04-2988333 The Winchester School ....................................... 04-8820444

United International Private School ............ 04-2543888 Universal American School ............................... 04-2325222 Uptown School ......................................................... 04-2515001

Victory Heights Primary School .................... 04-4231100

Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre

Telephone: 04-3400005 Address: Near Desert Safari, Dubai Email: rashidce@emirates.net.ae Website: www.rashidc.ae Royal Aesthetica Polyclinic Telephone: 04-3444049 Address: Jumeirah 1 Email: info@royalpolyclinic.ae Website: www.royalpolyclinic.ae

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Telephone: 04-3558633

Address: 712, 7th Floor, Atrium Center, Bank Street, Dubai

Email: info@goss-inc.com

Website: www.goss-inc.com SPECIALIST CLINICS AND CENTRES

Telephone: 050-1754747 Address: HPSC Office Nadd Hessa, Apricot Building 1 Office 411-3, Silicon Oasis, Dubai Email: info@hpsc-dubai.com Website: www.hpsc-dubai.com STORAGE

SPECIALITIES • Endocrinology • Fertility Centre • Laser Hair Removal • Thyroid Clinic • Weight Loss

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Storall LLC Telephone: 04-8803644 Address: Jebel Ali, Industrial Area 2, Dubai Email: info@storall.ae Website: www.storall.ae

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Dr Taher Khalil Clinic Telephone: 04-3808000 Address: 209 Matloob Building, Sheikh Zayed Road Email: hormones@thk.ae


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TAILORING

Royal Fashion Men’s Tailoring & Textiles Address: Near Burjuman Centre - 04-3968282 Souk Madinat Jumeirah - 04-3686192 Jumeirah Road - 04-3944844 Jumeirah Beach Hotel - 04-3486878 JLT “C” Goldcrest Exec - 04-4438766 JW Marriott Hotel - 04-4323166

VETERINARY

Blue Oasis Veterinary Clinic Telephone: 04-8848580 Address: Street 70, Next to Premier Inn Hotel, Dubai Investments Park - Green Community, Dubai Email: office@bovc.ae Website: www.blueoasispetcare.com

Email: info@royalfashion.com Website: www.royalfashion.biz TRAINING CENTRES FOR PERSONS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs

Petzone Veterinary Clinic

Telephone: 04-3404844

Telephone: 04-3467870

Address: The H Hotel Office Tower 29th floor, One Sheikh Zayed Road Email: mini@alnoorspneeds.ae

Address: Al Thouraya Building, Al Albani St (58A Street), Sheikh, Dubai Email: info@petzonevet.com

Website: www.Petzonevet.com

Website: www.alnoorspneeds.ae

Vetcare Veterinary Clinic

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Al Shams Centre for People with Disabilities

Telephone: 06-5667339 Address: Al Riqqa Street, Villa 29, Al Jazzat Area, Sharjah Email: info.alshamscentre@gmail.com Website: www.alshamscentre.com

Dubai Center for Special Needs Telephone: 04-3440966 Address: Street 45, Jumeirah (Safa Park Area) Email: information@dcsneeds.com Website: www.dcsneeds.com

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Telephone: 04-4309797

Address: Diamond Business Center 1, Block B, Arjan, Dubailand, Next to Miracle Garden. Email: info@vetcaredubai.com

Website: www.vetcaredubai.com

Home Visits & Emergency: 050-5501698, DOCTORS Dr. Dominik Saurek - Veterinary Surgeon DVM PhD Dr. Anastas Petrov - Veterinary Surgeon DVM Dr. Goran - Internal Medicine, DVM PhD

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