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With the addition of the RapidArc速 Linear Accelerator, Dr. Chaib Rassou and his team can offer radical treatment options. This technology delivers treatments faster and with more precision, a winning combination that enables physicians to improve the standard of care and treat patients more comfortably. American Hospital Dubai remains the destination for cancer treatments, helping patients to live life with the best possible health.

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At Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre, we strive to achieve a balance of remedy and peace of mind

We focus on preventive as well as curative aspects of ailments in a relaxing and friendly environment. We provide immunization and preventive health services for your convenience. Dr. K. R. Menon, G. P. Paediatrician MD (Paediatrics) Dr. Anjana Kaul, Specialist Obstetrics & Gynaecology MS (Obstetrics & Gynaecology) Dr. C. S. Vasantha Kumar, Specialist Internal Medicine MD (General Medicine) Dr. Sona Elizabeth Ipe, G.P. Dentist BDS, MFDS (Dentistry) Dr Javed Dawre, Homeopath BHMS (Homeopathy) Ashwini Vidhate, Dietitian MSc (Food Science & Nutrition) Location: 201, Easa Saleh Al Gurg building, Tariq Bin Ziyad Road, Umm Hurair, Dubai Contact Details: Phone-04 3582020, E-mail-info@panacea.ae Business Hours: Saturday to Thursday 8.30 am - 12.30 pm & 4.30 pm - 8.30 pm

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ello 2013! The new year brings a fresh start and gives us a chance to gain some perspective in our lives. We’re all so busy rushing around that sometimes we forget to ask ourselves one simple question - “Am I happy?” Our Get happy! article encourages us all to take some time out, relax, and most importantly, have fun. Last year has saw some major events around the world, and probably one of the most inspiring was the London Olympics. I was lucky enough to be there and it was great to see everyone getting involved, particularly the kids who all wanted to be the next Mo Farah or Jessica Ennis. I’m sure the games have given many of us at least one new year’s resolution - to get fitter and healthier - it has for me. I hope you’ll find something to inspire you in this issue. Maybe you’ll decide to take up a new exercise class, a new hobby, go on a desert safari or simply spend some quality time with friends and family. Whatever you do, I wish you a great 2013!

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

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

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contents REGULARS This Month

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Coming Soon

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Sport & Leisure

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Fashion Update

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Dining Out

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Good Food

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Home & Garden

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Business & Legal

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Kids’ Corner

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Animal Magic

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Beauty & Bodycare

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Healthy Living

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Horoscopes

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Classified Directory

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features JANUARY’S calendar What’s happening... A desert oasis This month’s getaway Are you in a rut? Style wise Bon appétit Maki Sushi Rolls Feng Shui In your home Happy families Keep your kids content Top 10 ways to... Avoid and remove wrinkles Get happy! Kiss the blues goodbye

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THIS MONTH’S COMPETITIONS WIN ...

• a voucher from Crocs .............................................................................................................. 34 • The Entertainer book ................................................................................................................ 34 • Hair Care Products from Pastels.............................................................................................. 102 • a Hydra Facial from Aestheticon ............................................................................................ 102

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

From the producers behind the region’s biggest hit musicals in recent times such as ‘Oliver!’ and the award winning ‘The Sound of Music’ comes a spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s legendary musical ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’ - running for 20 unforgettable performances over two un-missable weeks. This is your chance to work with an award-winning expert creative team and star on stage alongside West End performers in this fantastic production at Dubai’s number one theatrical venue - The Madinat Theatre. The Producers are seeking UAE based singers, actors, dancers and all-round performers to appear in the show which will run in March/ April 2013. Auditions will be in Dubai and are free, fun and open to anyone aged 7-60 who has the talent and desire to be part of this fabulous experience. The auditions will be held on 11th January at Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah and on 12th January at Star International School, Umm Al Sheif. For more information on the auditions and the production visit www.josephdubai.com/audition.

Teeing off this month

The Omega Dubai Desert Classic attracts some of the biggest names in golf and this year this popular six-day event tees off on Monday 28th January at Emirates Golf Club. Admission is Dhs 75 (practice day and challenge match), Dhs 175 (tournament day), Dhs 675 (season pass). Call 04-3802112 for further details.

Cultural Night Market

The Cultural Night Market (CNM) is a new global trend for shopping, knowledge sharing and cultural awareness within local communities. This event promotes local and international artists, with the opportunity to showcase their arts and talent within an urban public space. Experience a fusion of music, art and dance. Get down to Safa Park on the 25th and 26th January 2pm to 10pm. For more details and bookings, log onto www.greateventsdubai.com.

Dubai Shopping Festival 2013

Dubai Shopping Festival 2013 will take place from 3rd January to 3rd February and features ‘Dubai at its Best’. In addition to the shopping and prizes, hundreds of events and activities await residents and visitors. From international concerts, musicals and shows, to sports, outdoor, and fashion events, Dubai Shopping Festival caters to every age segment. 28 | JANUARY Connector Connector Master Layout - January 2013.indd 28

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Big Boys Toys

Big Boys Toys 2013, the three-day luxury and lifestyle exhibition kicks off on 31st January at the Atlantis Hotel. The exhibition will provide visitors with the best of products from a wide spectrum of adventure, aviation, digital, drive, fashion, lifestyle, marine, off road, sports cars, bikes and wellness sectors including the likes of the Soleil motor luxury supercar, the stunning ZNUG electric motorcycle, Aurum 79 limited edition, the most expensive water bottle in the world. Additionally, the ‘Big Boy Mega Raffle’ offers the chance for Big Boys Toys VIP and Club Royale ticket buyers the chance to win several outstanding prizes with an overall value of Dhs 1 million. Log on to www.bigboystoysuae.com, follow the event on Facebook on https://www.facebook.com/BigBoysToysOfficialPage or on Twitter on @bigboystoys_uae.

Saddle up

The Emirates Equestrian Centre is saddling up for three days of intense competition at the show jumping season’s biggest event with the CSI3-W Dubai Show Jumping Championship 2013 taking place from Thursday 31st January to Saturday 2nd February. Olympic medallists and the UAE’s brightest show jumping stars compete for a share of a Dhs 740,000 prize fund, so do not miss this opportunity to see elite international show jumpers and their horses in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Call 050-5537986 for further information.

New workshop programme

A new programme of studio workshops starts at Tashkeel, Nad Al Sheba, from 5th January. Practicing artists and designers will offer courses in analogue photography, bookbinding, photoshop, screen-printing and silver jewellery. Tashkeel, a creative hub, provides extensive facilities for printmaking, textile printing, painting, photography, jewellery and 3D practice and a MAC lab with digital printing; in addition to a public gallery and the first ‘skate-able art’ ramp in the region. Tashkeel is also developing a programme of workshops and creative activities to engage local schools and younger artists in both the studios and on the skate-ramp. Art Club will be offered for 10 to 18 year olds each Saturday morning from 19th January, exploring different creative media each week, and new sessions of the 12-week Skate School will start on Wednesday 16th and Saturday 19th January. For more information email tashkeel@tashkeel.org or for Skate School noah@tashkeel.org, call 04-3363313 or visit www.tashkeel.org.

An educational retreat

Al Tamimi Stables (ATS) opens its doors to the public on 5th January. Set in 30 acres of land, the Sharjah destination will provide leisure and recreation facilities for the community, educate guests on agriculture and horticultural practices and will highlight environmental concerns. The stables are home to over 500 animal residents from petting farm animals such as rabbits, young reindeer, calves, lambs and sheep to other farm animals including deer, goats, gazelles, oryx, emus and ostriches. As a professional stable, ATS houses over 30 horses including Arabian horses, Andalusians, Napstrappers, Fresians and Shetland Ponies. ATS runs a wide variety of outdoor and indoor activities for the whole family, including nature trails, pony rides, a petting farm, falconry, horse shows and sports games. Open six days a week from 9am to 6pm, entrance is Dhs 35 for adults and Dhs 20 for children. Visit www.tamimistables.com. 30 | JANUARY Connector Connector Master Layout - January 2013.indd 30

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Things we did this month... Went on safari

This month I actually went on my first desert safari - despite having lived in Dubai for seven years! The Platinum Collection includes a range of prestige tours and safaris created for those who expect the highest level of personalisation, service and attention to detail. From the selection of the legendary Mercedes G-Wagon, the level of service form the Safari Guides, the fine dining experience and the breathtaking private desert setting inside the grounds of a royal desert retreat. The Heritage Collection offers an authentic and unique experience that will create amazing memories. From the private collection of museum quality Land Lover vehicles, the Bedouin camp using natural wood and stone, nestled inside the privacy of a royal desert retreat, Emirati recipes prepared using traditional methods, demonstrations of heritage entertainment and the exploration and conservation of the natural habitat. We went wildlife spotting in the legendary 1940’s to 1950’s Land Rover inside the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve on the Heritage Wildlife Safari. And also with the Heritage tours enjoyed the Art of Falconry. It was fantastic morning, we thoroughly enjoyed everything about it. Enough to say that next time I have guests I will be using them as an excuse to go again! Call 04-3884044 or visit www.platinum-heritage.com.

Tried Bal-lates

We went along to check out the latest fitness trend Bal-lates with Tracy Kotecha at Zen Yoga. Bal-lates is a combination of Pilates and ballet with amazing and fast results for all over body toning leaving you feeling toned, lean, strong and energetic and wanting more. The workout consists of a warm up which increases the heart rate and warms up the muscles preparing the body for the rest of the workout. Then, using light weights, you workout the upper body followed by legs and thighs. This is an intense workout using the support of the ballet barre, it challenges all the major muscle groups as well as maintaining strong deep core muscles with correct posture. Hard work but we totally enjoyed it! Bal-lates is available at Zen Yoga Jumeirah Town Centre. Call 04-3492933 for bookings. Visit www.yoga.ae for the full schedule. 32 | JANUARY Connector Connector Master Layout - January 2013.indd 32

Laughed!

Sahar Moussly, an Author and Master Behavioural Coach, is the first yogic instructor to introduce Laughter Yoga Therapy to Dubai. Laughter Yoga is an improvised, simple and yet profound exercise routine that is sweeping the world as the next wellbeing workout for all age groups. It combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing (Pranayama). Laughter is simulated as a body exercise in a group; with eye contact and childlike playfulness, that soon turns into real and contagious laughter. The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on researched and scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter. One gets the same physiological and psychological benefits; proving a hearty laugh is a good way to jog internally. We certainly felt relaxed afterwards. Call 050-6327316 for bookings and more information. www.mydubaiconnection.com 12/23/12 5:17 PM


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s Crocs celebrates its 10th Anniversary, the innovative company brings to the market one of its most exciting collections ever! The versatility of the proprietary Croslite technology, the heart and soul of every Crocs shoe, allows it to enter into new footwear segments and make new material combinations. Check out the Translucents - the fashionable. Confidence has style, confidence has attitude and of course, confidence means being comfortable. Crocs Translucents combine the chicest styles with built-in comfort. Colourful translucent TPU combined with Crocs Croslite material footbed lets your confidence shine through. Or the Springi Flat Springi - the attractive. Embrace the colour and energy of the season with the stylish new Springi line. It combines Crocs Croslite material technology with a fresh, flexible silhouette that wraps snugly around your foot. Visit www.crocsaroundtheworld.com for more information.

Win with The Entertainer

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he Entertainer, the region’s best-selling annual two-for-one incentive books, are out with its 2013 editions of Dubai Entertainer, Abu Dhabi Entertainer, Fine Dining Dubai, Kids Dubai and Travel books, Jeddah and Riyadh in KSA, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman. The Entertainer offers huge savings for locals and tourists looking to ‘explore, experience and save’ in the region.

COMPETITION

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Crocs is giving three Connector readers the chance to win a voucher worth Dhs 200. Simply answer the following question by 27th January 2013. Note: Prizes must be collected by 1st April.

The Entertainer is giving one Connector reader the chance to win a Dubai Entertainer book. Simply answer the following question by 27th January 2013. Note: Prizes must be collected by 1st April.

Which anniversary is Crocs celebrating? A) 2nd B) 10th C) 8th

Is The Entertainer...? A) Monthly B) Weekly

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COMING soon

80’s Rewind

Grab your leg warmers, the eighties are back! Head to Festival Park on Friday 1st March and see your favourite artists from the eighties, who are back together for a show that will really take you back in time. Last year, festival highlights included Boy George and Belinda Carlisle at Meydan, and this year they aim to top that with a new venue, the same location as Dubai International Jazz Festival, and some top class acts. This year’s star-studded line-up includes legendary Rick Astley, Howard Jones, T’Pau, Heaven 17 and ABC. In addition, the after party at ‘The Greatest Disco in Town’ is for those who don’t want the party to end! Standard tickets are Dhs 295 and the hospitality offer for Dhs 950 includes some free food and drinks. You can also take advantage of an early bird offer during the first half of January. For further information visit www.80sdubai.com.

KidsFest

Calling all children! KidsFest, on 8th and 9th March, is bringing together your favourite characters and much more for a fabulous kids’ weekend. Located at Festival City, the event will feature a huge children’s play area with activities for everyone. Many favourite characters seen on the TV will be brought to life on stage, to dance sing and play along with all day. At KidsFest there is a zone to suit everyone. Gaming lovers can visit the Gaming Zone and Urban Zone is sure to be the hip hangout of the weekend. Also the Fashion Zone is a place where all the fashionistas can see the latest in kiddies’ fashion. In addition, the bounce zone will feature inflatable ball pools and there will be circus acts, face painters, and everything a child could want all in one place. Tickets are priced at Dhs 175 for a day pass for both adults and children. Go to www.kidsfestdubai.com to find out more about what is going on at the festival and to find out where you can get your tickets. 38 | JANUARY Connector Connector Master Layout - January 2013.indd 38

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5 ARTISTS - ONE INCREDIBLE NIGHT IN DUBAI FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

March 1st 2013 Festival Park - Dubai Festival City Standard Ticket AED 295 | V.I.P AED 950 · · · · · ·

5 of the1980s biggest selling artists After show party open for all featuring the “Greatest Disco in Dubai” Numerous food and beverage outlets VIP suites and VIP lounge Sundown entertainment for early arrivals Prizes for the best dressed 80s guests

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Sport & leisure

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A desert oasis

Last month, Connector spent a fabulous weekend at Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa’s newly refurbished Palm Tree Court. We have visited the hotel many times over the years, however with their recently completed major facelift, expansion and extensive upgrade we just had to go and have a peek.

lthough only a 25-minute drive from Jumeirah, this iconic resort seems like it’s in the middle of nowhere, making it a true oasis and the perfect venue to escape from city life. Situated on its own private 800-metre, palm lined beach the resort boasts lush gardens complete with waterfalls, meandering peacocks and a wide choice of leisure activities and dining options. A total of 74 suites have been added to the accommodation at Palm Tree Court which are five-star luxury - light, airy and beautifully furnished. The reception area and some of the leisure facilities and restaurants have been beautifully enhanced, and an additional beachfront pool and beach bar has been added to the resort’s facilities. With 15 restaurants and bars across the entire resort there really is something to suit every palate. La Traviata is a vibrant restaurant serving traditional Italian fare, whilst the popular White Orchid Restaurant and Lounge, which has also been refurbished, serves delicious Asian cuisine. For seafood lovers Divaz is the resort’s floating seafood restaurant, whilst La Fontana and Ibn Majid both offer daily breakfast and lunch buffets as well as themed dinner buffets such as British, Mexican, South African. In addition there is a barbeque station serving succulent meats and fresh seafood. Whatever your preference, all restaurants provide an excellent choice and quality food. Sport and leisure wise, there is an abundance on offer at the Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa. The

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resort’s 80-berth marina is where you can set off from to do a spot of deep sea fishing or scuba diving. It is also a base for Seawings, who offer air tours and take off from the marina every hour. We were delighted to be able to take a flight along the coastline and over the city and view Dubai’s famous landmarks from a whole new perspective - a perfect photo opportunity. Other facilities at the resort include four temperaturecontrolled swimming pools, a gym, a wide variety of water sports, a 9-hole championshipstandard golf course with flood lit driving range, a shooting range, badminton, squash and table tennis, mini golf, and air-conditioned riding stables with tuition for beginners, or hacks for more experienced riders. And, especially for the kids, in addition to an animal farm and petting zoo, ChillZone teen club offers a cool venue to hang out. The resort’s Spa offers over 40 treatments from facials and beauty treatments to massages for men and women, with steam room, sauna and a hamman, and upon arrival we felt our stresses melt away with a wonderfully relaxing massage. Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa has so much to offer, and with a true family feel it is one of Dubai’s favourite places to get away from it all, get active or just kick back and relax. We will be back there soon. For further details call Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa on 04-8145555 or visit www.jaresortshotels.com. Seawings call 04-8070708 or email reservations@ seawings.ae. -L.D. www.mydubaiconnection.com 12/23/12 5:18 PM


Book online

You can now enjoy best available green fee rates at all times, simply by logging on to www. themontgomerie.com and using their innovative online booking system. Not only is this a quick and convenient way of booking a tee time at fantastic rates, you can also check the weather and course conditions at the same time. Call 04-3905600.

Kick start the New Year

Get ready to race

The Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon and Dubai Half Marathon have been held in the city since the year 2000 under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. It is one of the first sporting events on the city’s calendar, occurring at the end of January, taking advantage of the cooler winter temperatures. This year’s event will take place on Friday 25th January, starting from The Pavilion Downtown Dubai. Starting times are Marathon 7am, 10km 7.15am and 3km 10.30am. Visit www.dubaimarathon.org for further information.

Engine, a metaphor for the human body’s ability to work as efficiently as a machine, was the name created to convey movement and dynamism to Dubai’s first stand-alone Health and Fitness facility. Built over three floors, Engine Health & Fitness is a state of the art health and fitness club now open on Beach Road, Jumeirah 1. Join now and get exclusive introductory offers on memberships. Call 04-3819999 or 800 ENGINE for further details.

Running club

For many people improving health and wellbeing in 2013 will be at the top of their agenda come January. Now, thanks to Reebok, people in the UAE can enjoy the great physical, mental and social benefits that running can bring by signing-up to join the first Reebok Running Club in the region. Located at Dubai Marina Mall and organised in partnership with fitness experts Urban Energy the new running club will help people of all abilities and fitness levels ignite their passion for running by coming together twice a week to run in a fun, motivating atmosphere and share advice on training, nutrition and general health tips. Catering for both men and women, the Reebok Running Club meets on Monday and Friday at 8.30am and 7.30am respectively and costs Dhs 50 for each session. Visit www.urbanenergyfitness.com for more information on purchasing a package, or, visit the Reebok store at Dubai Marina Mall to complete a registration form. www.mydubaiconnection.com Connector Master Layout - January 2013.indd 41

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FASHION update

Are you in a STYLE rut? When trying to assess your personal sense of style (or lack thereof) try to look at yourself as an outsider would - then answer the following questions.

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C. bright colours D. head-to-toe black E. anything neutral F. dark colours Now that you have taken the style quiz, find out who you are and how to define your look. If your answers fall mostly in the A’s, B’s, C’s, or so on, you fall neatly into one of six groups, as outlined below.

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obody knows you better than you do and what you find out from this quiz may surprise you. Have fun with this, be honest with yourself, and let your true personality answer every question. Circle the answers that best describe you: 1. You are most comfortable in A. long, flowing dresses B. cable-knit sweaters C. a bikini D. the latest trend E. a white button-down shirt and jeans F. a fitted sweat suit 2. When not working, you feel most like yourself A. in a romantic vacation spot B. on the tennis court in a country club C. on a beach D. in a big city E. at home hosting an intimate dinner party F. in your car with the kids 3. Your accessory of choice is A. an armful of gold bangles B. a strand or two of pearls C. a rash guard D. the latest fashion handbag E. big, round, black ‘Jackie O’ sunglasses F. a diaper bag 4. The perfect everyday shoe for you is A. flip-flops B. loafers C. barefoot D. stilettos E. flats F. sneakers 5. You tend to wear A. mostly white B. lots of navy blue www.mydubaiconnection.com Connector Master Layout - January 2013.indd 43

Mostly A’s: The bohemian

You love wearing loose-flowing, romantic tops, skirts and dresses. You tend toward looking casual but pretty. Most of your clothes can go from day to night. You look like you just walked off the beach, no matter what time it is, because you have a relaxed, easy vibe about you. Your colour palette includes lots of white and off-white, earth tones, brown, and some beachy colours like turquoise and coral.

Mostly B’s: The preppy

You love to wear your polo shirts. You pair them with crisp pants or shorts, depending on the weather and the activity. You are likely to be seen in shorts at the country club during the day and in trousers at the evening barbeque. The cable knit sweater is the cornerstone of your wardrobe. Your colour palette is navy blue, kelly green and pink - all paired with crisp white, if not one another. Your wardrobe is also filled with bold prints, such as plaid, madras, and argyle, for when you are in the mood to be noticed. The prep look is totally “old school” yet multigenerational and current as well.

Mostly C’s: The surfer chic

Your number one priority is how big the waves are. You do not care what is going on in the real world. Your world is the beach. You spend your mornings and evenings, and all day if possible, at the beach and out on the waves. Your outfit of choice is a bikini and rash guard, with sheepskin Ugg boots (of course). Your palette is red, yellow and blue - all paired with sand, off-white or Hawaiian prints.

Mostly D’s: The fashionista

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FASHION update uniform of all black with stiletto boots, stiletto pumps, or stiletto sandals. You love to dress up, be in all the latest trends, and wear all designer names. You are never a fashion victim, and even if you cannot afford the high-end designer labels, you look like you do. You know which pieces to spend your money on and how to make the whole look appear expensive. Your colour palette is black and more black, paired with the colour of the moment, which is, of course, “the new black”.

Mostly E’s: The classic

You have an easy way about dressing and are always put together and chic. You stick very close to the basics. Your wardrobe consists of white buttondown shirts, jeans and slacks, the perfect black blazer, the perfect little black dress, and a fabulous trench coat or two. You also have a drawer full of beautiful scarves and a closet full of gorgeous purses. Your colour palette is denim, white and black, with splashes of colour here and there in the form of an accessory such as a scarf or purse. The ultimate example of a classic is, of course, Jackie O.

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Mostly F’s: The suburbanite

You have a casual lifestyle outside the big city. Errands and shuttling the kids take up a huge portion of your time, so you need to be comfortable, yet still feel stylish. A cute, wellfitting sweat suit is your go-to outfit first thing in the morning, and it generally carries you through all the day’s activities. If an evening activity is on the agenda, a quick change to slacks or jeans and a sweater or nice T-shirt does the trick. Your colour palette consists of darker colours like navy, grey and black.

If you didn’t have ‘mostly’ anything

If your answers didn’t indicate a definite tendency toward one look or another, it means that you don’t currently dress in any particular style but throw on something generic to fit the activity. If that is the case, you can work on this area. The easiest way to do so is to answer the questions according to how you picture yourself and see your life, rather than what it currently may be.

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DINING out

Bigger and better

You’ll be spoilt for choice at Al Bustan Rotana as Choices, Blue Elephant and Benihana showcase their signature dishes in an extensive buffet which spreads up to the lobby. The master chefs will flaunt their expert skills at the live cooking stations, and your kids will have a great time with face painting, clowns and even their own buffet of yummy treats. The Grand Friday Brunch is priced at Dhs 205 (unlimited soft beverages), Dhs 235 (unlimited selected beverages), Dhs 300 (unlimited premium beverages) and Dhs 85 for kids. Call 04-7054285.

A taste of Japan

Indulge in Japanese Kobe Beef served in Teppanyaki style or grill, served with three kinds of different sauce at Kiku, Le Meridien Dubai. Dishes are individually priced and Kiku is open from 12.30pm to 2.30pm and from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Call 04-7022455.

Go crazy for lobster

The award-winning seafood restaurant, Fish Market at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek is offering Crazy Lobster Sundays every Sunday throughout the month of January where diners will have the chance to choose any lobster from the seafood display for only Dhs 99. Call 04-2057333/7444.

Creek views

Legends at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club is offering a unique way to spice up the usual dining routines with its fantastic BBQ tables and grill menu. Each grill table has an inbuilt BBQ station allowing guests to enjoy the fun of a hands-on dining experience. There is the option of preparing the various grill items yourself or having one of the chefs prepare it, which is a great way of picking up some handy BBQ tips. For Dhs 155 per person, diners can choose three cuts, their choice of potato, a selection of vegetables and a sauce to complement the mains. Call 04-2956000. 46 | JANUARY Connector Connector Master Layout - January 2013.indd 46

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This month we sampled the new additions to the menu of one of Dubai’s tastiest Asian restaurants. Offering a vast variety of cuisines from the ancient Spice Trail - Kris with a View restaurant is located on the 19th floor of the Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel and offers spectacular 360 degree views of Dubai, all the way from Sheikh Zayed Road down to Dubai Creek and beyond. What we ate An assortment of cuisines from China, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Japan and Arabia, including: Tom Yum Goong, Assorted Sushi, Yam Gai Yang and Phak Sod, Peshwari Chicken, Shammi Kofta, Tord Mun Nuea Poo, Kati Roll, Singaporean Chilli Crab, Paneer Psanda, Sambal Ikan, U-10 Nueng Manao, Peking Duck, Assorted Tandoori Chicken, Naan and rice, Pandan Crème Brule. Verdict With such a variety of mouth-watering dishes, it was hard to decide what we enjoyed the most. Each dish was delicious, and obviously made from the freshest ingredients. Kris with a View has something for everyone - from seafood, fish, meat and chicken dishes as well as plenty of vegetarian options. Although the hotel is located in Bur Dubai and might well go unnoticed, a visit to Kris with a View is a must. After dinner you can enjoy drinks in the adjourning lounge, take in the stunning views and listen to the Jazz Duo every evening except Saturday from 7pm to 11pm. Cost Starters from Dhs 38. Main courses from Dhs 50. For reservations call 04-3771111. -L.D. www.mydubaiconnection.com Connector Master Layout - January 2013.indd 47

Al Dhiyafa

I can’t think of a better way to enjoy a relaxed brunch vibe with delicious food than at Al Dhiyafa, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa. What we ate Choose from tasty soups and salads, seafood, chicken, lamb and made to order pasta. Being a seafood lover I enjoyed the excellent selection of seafood including oysters, shrimp, pink tuna, mussels and a mouth-watering steamed Hammour; while my partner got stuck into the roasts at the carvery station. There’s more on offer for the kids who can enjoy their own buffet selection including the all important ice cream station - yes we did indulge! Verdict It’s great that the new Friday brunch is designed so both adults and kids can enjoy their afternoon. The fully loaded brunch comes hand in hand with a kid’s brunch room complete with complimentary child minders. From its child-friendly buffet and wii games to beanbags and face painting, the kids’ oasis allows parents to kick back and relax guiltfree while enjoying the live DJ performance. Perfect! Cost The family brunch is available every Friday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm and is priced at Dhs 199 including soft beverages or Dhs 299 including free flowing selected beverages for adults; Dhs 59 including buffet and soft beverages for children and free for kids below six years. Plus you can enjoy free valet parking. For reservations and enquiries, call 04-4084257, email hgrs.fbreservation@ habtoorhotels.com or visit www.habtoor hotels.com. -L.C. Connector JANUARY | 47 12/24/12 10:56 AM


GOOD food

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Are you a sushi fan? Would you like to be able to prepare your own sushi for yourself, family and friends? It’s a real wow factor at dinner parties. Japanese food is quick and easy to prepare and extremely healthy, nourishing the body and providing energy without the food additives and chemicals that are commonly found in many other styles of cooking. Here is a beginner’s recipe for maki shushi rolls ‘rolled sushi’ - thin strips of fish and vegetables rolled in sushi rice on crisp sheets of Nori (seaweed). Maki sushi is a good introduction and very easy for a beginner to make.

You will need: bamboo sushi mat pack of Nori (seaweed) sushi rice (Kagayaki) fillings (fish including fresh tuna/salmon/crab sticks and strips of cucumber and spring onions) rice vinegar clingfilm small bowl of vinegar-water for hands Wasabi powder (read tin for instructions) Soy sauce jar of Gari (small pickled slices of ginger) to serve

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On a large chopping board place the bamboo mat, cover with cling film (this stops rice sticking to the mat). Place a sheet of Nori (rough side up) on the bamboo mat, wet your hands in the vinegar water (to stop rice sticking to your hands), and with one hand take a handful of rice and gently shape it into a ball. It is important to keep your hands wet while working with sushi rice. Gently place the rice ball in the middle of the Nori sheet and start spreading it equally on the Nori, creating a thin layer of rice covering almost the entire sheet except the upper margin of about 2cm - that should be left uncovered. Next place a slice of fish on the edge of the Nori, along with 1-3 strips of cucumber, spring onions and a very small strip of wasabi paste. Make sure you do not use too much filling that might make the sushi difficult to roll. Now roll up the bamboo mat slowly to form a roll, keep it tight with every move until you reach the end of the Nori. Remove the sushi roll from the bamboo mat, and place seam side down on to a cutting board. With a sharp knife moistened in vinegar-water, cut the Nori rolls into six or eight equal bite size pieces. Maki is traditionally eaten with the fingers in one bite and served with soy sauce for dipping. Taste the sushi before adding Wasabi. Gari is usually eaten between dishes of sushi, as it helps to cleanse the palate. You should be able to purchase all your ingredients in your local supermarket. www.mydubaiconnection.com 12/23/12 5:18 PM


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GOOD food

Pumpkin…the super food of the season Pumpkin is a low calorie vegetable, providing just 26 calories per 100 g and containing no saturated fats or cholesterol. Instead, it is rich in healthy nutrients such as fibre, anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins.

Pumpkin is used as a major component in various delicious recipes such as in some salads, pies, vegetarian hot dishes and soups. It can be either baked, stew fried or steamed for maximum nutrient preservation.

Pumpkin and Lentil Soup No. of servings: 5

Serving Size: 2 cups Calories per serving: 200 kcal Protein: 8 g Carbs: 27 g Fat: 8 g Preparation Time: 80 Minutes Ingredients: 3 tbsp olive oil 2 large onions, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg ½ tsp ground ginger ½ tsp ground coriander 1 kg pumpkin, deseeded and cut into small cubes 350 g yellow lentils 1.7 litres vegetable stock or water 3 tbsp lemon juice Salt and pepper Light crème of low fat yoghurt to garnish

heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 50 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender. Remove from the heat and leave to cool slightly, then ladle into a food processor, in batches and process to a smooth puree. Return the soup to the pan, stir in the lemon juice, season to taste and reheat gently. Ladle into bowls, top with a swirl of light cream or yoghurt and serve. This recipe has been created by Live’ly Executive Chef Kassem Taha. For further information, contact Live’ly on 04-3481008 or visit www.lively.ae.

Directions

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rom decluttering your office to burning incense, Cristiano Falconi, certified Feng Shui consultant and General Manager of Cristiano Falconi Feng Shui & Interiors explains that Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation for over 5,000 years. “It’s the art of living in harmony within our environment - be it at home, at work or in our city,” he says. Furthermore, Vicky Moane, Master of Feng Shui at the Feng Shui Research Centre, adds that the origin of Feng Shui is a combination of town-planning, environmental improvement, architecture and interior decoration. “In traditional Feng Shui, we look at the surroundings of a building where the water is placed in relation to the building, where the nearest mountain range is, how the traffic flows around the building; all of this influences the lives of the occupants,” she says.

How it works

“As is the case with every individual,” Falconi says, “each space, house, office and shop, has a different energy.” In fact, every area of our home represents a part of our body - eyes, stomach, legs and of our life - relationship, career and finance. Once you know exactly how your space is representing you, it is easy to increase the good Feng Shui. “When you spend a lot of time in a particular space, you absorb the prominent energy that this space emits and it is therefore important that the space around us ‘affects’ our body and mind in the best way possible,” he explains. Moane adds that Feng Shui can help create a harmonious environment that improves the occupants’ health and clarity of mind. “It will give the occupants the energy and wisdom to deal with many things including making money,” she says. It can also help bring success with a student’s studies and help with a successful career for adults for example. www.mydubaiconnection.com Connector Master Layout - January 2013.indd 53

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One of the best ways to inject Feng Shui into your spaces is to have an aesthetically pleasing and welcoming main door. “The entrance is very important; avoid big mirrors in this area and if possible, always keep fresh flowers here,” he says. “It’s also extremely important to have a clean and tidy home as the energy will flow better.” He also suggests hanging pictures and paintings with positive and happy subjects. “Also use fragrances such as incense to refresh and rejuvenate the space,” he says. Bells or classical music can help to raise the level and quality of energy in the space. “Sprinkle some sea salt in the corners at night and leave it the entire night and then clean it up the next morning and dispose of the residue in the toilet,” he advises. “If there are many electrical appliances around, mist your environment with some water as it helps to reduce levels of electromagnetic field.”

Benefits

Once the space around you is balanced and harmonised, it will support health, success, relationships and inner peace, points out Falconi. “Once the energy in the living space is balanced, you will feel more energised.” Thanks to the principles of Feng Shui, many family conflicts can be solved. “Even the relationship with your partner will become more serene and Connector JANUARY | 53 12/23/12 5:18 PM


HOME & garden loving,” he says. Feng Shui can even help with many work-related problems. “Creating the right space for your business can make a big difference in performance and results, whether you work from home or in a big office, Feng Shui can help you to be more successful by optimising your work space to capture the good energy and increase profits,” he says.

The dos and don’ts

Feng Shui can be applied at different levels, explains Falconi. However at home, there are some simple things we can all do in accordance with basic Feng Shui principles to organise our vital space. “As the front door represents opportunities, make sure that this door opens smoothly,” he says. Homes with doors that do not open easily may have occupants that

become frustrated with their lives. In addition, it is not auspicious for the main door to be in line with the back door or a large window as the flow of energy will be too fast and this will reflect on the occupant’s opportunities in life. “It will be difficult for the individual to catch good vibes. Instead, use a screen to help break this flow of energy,” he says. In the bedroom, avoid putting your bed underneath a beam or having overhanging storage above the bed. In your bathroom, be sure that all the plumbing is working properly as in Feng Shui, water is associated with wealth and leaking taps are associated with draining finances.

Decorating according to Feng Shui: • Your house must represent you. It is extremely important therefore that when you look at your living room you feel happy. • Avoid all accessories that you do not truly like. All objects must give you a feeling of joy. • Plants generally bring a sense of life and new energy; however, it is better to have plants with lime green leaves. Avoid having cacti near the main door or in your entrance. • All types of swords and guns bring the idea of a sting or cut which is not good for the general Feng Shui of your home. • As the function of a bedroom is to promote restful sleep, the colours used here should be restful to the eye. Bright, bold colours and patterns are best kept to a minimum. • The kitchen is the heart of the house and the best location is in the East or South East. If your kitchen is not in these directions, you can add some light green colours to help.

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n 1980 scientists at the John C Stennis Space Centre in southern Mississippi found that plants can purify air. B. C. Wolverton and his team measured the effects of various houseplants on the presence of volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), including formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene and xylene. It turned out that a number of plants are pretty good at absorbing VOCs, translocating the chemicals to their roots and breaking them down. A worthy deed, since formaldehyde and/or numerous other VOCs are a natural by-product of many of the ingredients of modern life - plywood, particleboard, carpeting, synthetic fabrics and plastics, to name the most common. On Wolverton’s good-plant list were the peace lily, the areca palm, lady palm, rubber plant, English ivy and Boston fern. However, the spider plant, which has often been linked with airpurifying properties, wasn’t quite as efficient. Some plants, such as golden pothos, dieffenbachia, some philodendrons and dracaenas, and the peace lily can be toxic to dogs; depending on the variety of plant and the size and weight of the dog. Effects can range from mild oral irritation to poisoning. If you have a dog that likes to nibble, place these plants out of reach.

Dos and don’ts about poisonous plants

Thousands of people are poisoned each year by ingesting seemingly harmless plants; half of those affected are children. Here are some other tips to help prevent and treat illness from poisonous plants: • Teach children never to eat leaves, stems, bark, seeds, mushrooms, nuts or berries from outside. • Keep plants that you know to be poisonous out of reach of children. Store bulbs and seeds out of sight and out of reach. • As much as possible, know the names of all plants in your house and yard. If you don’t know the name of a plant, have it identified at your local garden centre. • If you take someone to the doctor or emergency room because he or she has eaten a plant, take a sample of the plant with you for identification. • Any plant that has been treated recently with insecticides or other chemicals should be considered poisonous until proven otherwise. • Don’t assume a plant is safe because birds or other wildlife eat it. www.mydubaiconnection.com 12/23/12 5:18 PM


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HOME & garden

Home essentials

An essential oil is a liquid that is generally distilled, most frequently by steam or water, from the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, or other elements of a plant.

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ssential oils contain the true essence of the plant from which it was derived. When using them in the home, it is important to remember that they are highly concentrated and a little goes a long way. Here are some ways to enhance your daily life using essential oils. • Diffuse in air with a ceramic or electric diffuser to clean or fragrance the air. • Facial steam - place your face over a bowl of boiling water to which a few drops of eucalyptus oil have been added. Cover your head with a towel to maximise the effect. • Bath water - add 5-10 drops. • Skin spray - add 5-10 drops of oil to 60mls of distilled water in a misting bottle and then spray skin for a refreshing lift. • Create a linen spray to freshen sheets, pillowcases and towels - mix 20-30 drops of oil to 60ml of distilled water. • Room spray - same as linen spray but the concentration is 50-75 drops to 60ml of distilled water. • Hand or foot bath - add 5-6 drops of oil to warm water and soak your hands or feet in it. For tired feet, also add 2 tablespoons of Epsom salts to the water.

• Massage oil is made by adding 10-20 drops of oil to 30ml of carrier oil, such as grapeseed, olive, sweet almond, or jojoba etc. Halve the amount of essential oil for use on children. • Put a few drops of eucalyptus oil on a cloth by your pillow at night to help breathing when struck by sinusitis, a cold or flu. • Hot compresses are wonderful on sore, tired muscles. Add 5-10 drops of oil to hot (not boiling) water. Soak a cloth in the water, wring it out and place on the affected area. Repeat as needed. • Cold compresses - for headaches and swelling are the same as hot compresses, but use cool to cold water instead. • Dab tea tree oil on acne pimples to help clear up infections. • Revive old potpourri mixes by adding 10-20 drops to the mix and stirring. • Create your own perfumes by blending favourite oils in beeswax or oil bases and apply. • Sniff peppermint oil for nausea, including morning sickness and motion sickness. • For infant colic, apply a warm compress with roman chamomile. • Gently massage varicose veins with a massage oil containing cypress. • Add a few drops of eucalyptus to your shampoo to help dandruff problems. • For depression, diffuse jasmine or rose in the air. • After a long night on the town, add juniper to your bath to help detoxify your body. Essential oils are generally too concentrated to use directly on your skin. They need to be diluted for application. There are exceptions, for example lavender and tea tree oil can be applied directly to the skin neat. Some oils have contraindications, so it is important that you learn about any oil before using it. Essential oils are great companions to enhancing your daily life, when used appropriately.

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HOME & garden

On the homefront For sweet lovers

La Cure Gourmande, a leading purveyor of chocolates and biscuits is launching their second shop in Al Wahda Mall Abu Dhabi to compliment its highly successful location in The Dubai Mall. While La Cure Gourmande is integrally French, a special range of gift boxes and sweets has been crafted specifically for the local market. The bespoke packaging features iconic scenes including landmarks such as Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and Emirates Palace against a backdrop of dates, camels, falcons and other imagery from the region. Call Dubai Mall on 04-3253433 or Abu Dhabi on 02-4451955.

All about food

This month SCAFA, The School of Culinary and Finishing Arts licensed by the KHDA, will be starting their Professional Certificate Programme, with Founder’s Grants available to the first 12 students, and hosting cooking class for two, kids’ classes and a Fundamentals in Cooking Series at promotional prices. The in-house French Bistro SCAFÉ will also be serving the finest cuisine from across the globe for breakfast and dinner. SCAFA is located in Cluster I in JLT. For more information or bookings call 04-3794044 or email info@scafa.ae.

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Handy little helpers

Middle East kitchens are set to take on a new look, thanks to Panasonic’s contemporary range of small domestic kitchen appliances with bold and ambitious design aesthetics. They are designed to suit different kitchen styles without compromising on the functionality. This new collection from Panasonic is a response to a desire for enigmatic and intelligent designs that are perfect to suit today’s modern kitchen requirements. They have been designed using high quality materials and its iconic design features are a treat to the eye. Visit www.panasonic.net.

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ach year, an estimated 22 million children in the USA alone are involved in accidents in their homes and gardens. Experts agree that nine out of ten of these accidents could have been prevented by following straightforward household safety measures. The two rooms in a home most responsible for accidents are the bathroom and the kitchen. However, there are hazards throughout your home and areas such as the bedroom and living room should not be overlooked when wanting to create a safer home for your children. Before your baby begins to crawl, there are some precautions you should take to protect your little one. Bedroom Safety • Do not use pillows in your baby’s cot until your baby is a year old. • Plug all electrical outlets with safety covers to protect your baby from shock. • Keep jewellery, shoe-cleaning materials, perfumes, belts, scarves and ties out of baby’s reach. • Make sure walk in closets and wardrobes can be opened from the inside, so your toddler cannot be locked in. • Never allow your baby to sleep with a bib on. • In siblings’ bedrooms, keep older children’s toys out of your baby’s reach. • Keep button batteries away from your child; they can cause intoxication with mercury and acid. Lounge Safety • Keep pedestal and tabletop fans out of your baby’s reach. These can cause severe cuts. • Install electrical outlet plugs. • Lock windows to prevent your child from falling. • Fix corner covers to tables and coffee tables. • Remove or shorten any cord that your child can reach. Cords from blinds or curtains can cause strangulation. • Always pick up toys so that no one trips on them. • Place stickers or ‘clingers’ on glass doors at your baby’s height so that he or she doesn’t walk, run or crawl into the glass. • Secure all furniture so your baby cannot pull anything over on himself/herself. 62 | JANUARY Connector Connector Master Layout - January 2013.indd 62

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earn from the mistakes of others and avoid the top six worst interview blunders.

1. Don’t be late This problem is all too common in the Emirates. It reveals two distinct issues about yourself - total disrespect for those you are about to meet and incompetence. 2. Be nice The first person you meet on an interview is usually the receptionist - don’t mistake low rank for low contribution - be respectful and polite. 3. The handshake Once you’ve surrendered a clammy, weak and hopeless handshake, it’s almost impossible to recover from its negative effects. Avoid these: • The fingertip shake: Demonstrates lack of ability to connect. • The floppy hand: Conveys weakness, lack of confidence and disinterest. • The arm pump: Of dubious sincerity, this handshake is usually employed by forceful salesmen. 4. Be brief Over-talkative candidates create a bad impression - get to the point.

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5. The eyes have it Avoid eye contact and you’ll seem suspicious - over do it and you’ll wear the interviewer out. 6. Be prepared Nothing conveys disinterest like a candidate who hasn’t done any pre-interview research. The quickest way to a good impression is to demonstrate your interest with a few well thought out questions that show your familiarity with their company.

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Planning for tomorrow and the days after

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nexpected death is devastating enough, but the tragedy only gets compounded with related troubles and traumas - ranging from frozen bank accounts to disputed family assets; businesses being handed over to undeserving partners, and sometimes, children being entrusted to people you have not chosen personally. There are also many uncertainties regarding real estate inheritance issues. Unlike other jurisdictions, the UAE does not practice ‘right of survivorship’ (property passing on to a surviving joint owner upon death of the other) and the local courts will make final decisions. If you have spent years making money and managing it wisely, it is logical that you must plan for its future and ensure that your wealth, assets, business, and property are passed on to your family, or to the inheritors of your choice. It is important to know about the instruments you can use to achieve these goals.

Personal planning

For expatriates living in the UAE, there is a very simple reason to make a will. The Government of Dubai’s official website states that ‘the UAE Courts will adhere to Sharia law in any situation where there is no will in place’. This means if you die without a will or planning your estate, the local courts will examine your estate and distribute it according to Sharia law. While this may sound fine, its implications may not be so. All personal assets of the deceased, including bank accounts, will be seized until liabilities have been discharged. A wife who has children will qualify for only ⅛ of the estate, and without a will or estate planning, this

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distribution will be applied automatically. Even shared assets will be frozen until the issue of inheritance is determined by the local courts, and surviving family members are often left without access to money during this period. The absence of a will may also goad authorities to intervene in the guardianship of bereaved children, especially when death befalls both parents simultaneously. Unless a will specifies who should raise your children, there is a possibility that their care may be entrusted to others.

Business planning

If you own or co-own a business, a significant portion of your wealth - and your family’s source of income after your death - is probably linked to it. As there is no automatic transfer of shares estate planning is key. You can take recourse in strategic plans like setting up trusts or engaging in numerous off-shore solutions. Offshore trust formation is a highly effective estate planning and asset protection tool, particularly in the Middle East, where Sharia law prevails. We will work with you so your assets, shares in business and investments can be structured effectively for the long-term benefit of you and your family. If you don’t have proper plans in place, you simply cannot be sure what will happen after your death: whether your family will be provided for, who will look after your business, and when and how your beneficiaries will actually stand to benefit. It is best to be prepared today for all that may and can happen tomorrow. Nita Maru is a British qualified solicitor and founder of TWS Legal Consultants. Call 04-4484284 or visit www.willsuae.com. www.mydubaiconnection.com 12/23/12 5:18 PM


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With so many priorities to juggle, keeping the family happy can seem a tough task for busy parents. Connector speaks to five experts for advice on strategies for raising a happy child whatever their age, from contented little baby, tantrum-prone toddler, precocious ‘tween’ and moody teen.

Contented little baby

As any parent knows welcoming a new baby into the home is one of the most exciting, not to mention daunting times of your life. Even if you spent the majority of the last nine months poring over the mountain of parenting guides available, chances are you are still feeling more confused than confident. Midwife and Parent Educator Cecile de Scally warns against letting the multitude of advice weigh you down and recommends choosing one book or one healthcare practitioner’s advice and following that. Especially in the early stages as you are trying to forge a path that works for you, too many differing opinions are likely to leave you feeling bewildered and stressed. Cecile also advises keeping stimulation and overhandling of the baby to a minimum. “In the beginning keep the environment warm and quiet and do not take the baby out of the house too often. You can gradually increase the noise and stimulation levels as they become more tolerant,” says Cecile. For those determined to fall into a routine from day one, Asma Agha, Head Midwife at Medcare Hospital admits “it is not an easy task to create a routine for a new baby. But simple daily acts carried out at a similar time each day will gradually lead to good patterns. I do believe that after a few weeks every mother will be able to get into some kind of routine”. For parents who already have older children there will inevitably be some compromise and to avoid jealousy becoming a problem Asma recommends involving older siblings in the baby’s activities, such as diaper changing, bottle-feeding and getting dressed, whenever possible. www.mydubaiconnection.com Connector Master Layout - January 2013.indd 67

Tantrum-prone toddler

Just when it seems like you have finally mastered the baby phase you wake up one morning confronted by a little person with an iron will and definite ideas of their own. According to Ezette Grauf, Director of Education at The Kensington Nursery, toddler development and behaviour tends to swing back and forth more than any other age group in the early years. “Toddlers are evolving in a way that makes life both a fascination and a struggle. Their desire for independence runs in tandem with their need for support and while they need and want routine, they also resist it. No wonder parents find this stage so challenging!” Ezette explains that toddlers learn more with their bodies than with language, meaning actions really will speak louder than words with this age group. “Give them space and opportunities to move. Don’t mind mess and allow them unusual materials to explore. You should expect a short attention span unless something really takes hold of their interest.’’ And remember that your time frame doesn’t necessarily fit in with theirs. If your child is engaged in an activity and you need them to finish up so you can go out or get them to sit down for a meal then give them plenty of warning in order to avoid a melt-down. Even those with the most angelic of preschoolers will face a tantrum or two. “Toddlers have feelings that are intense and they are gaining control of their world by testing limits. The most important thing for you to do is accept that these are normal qualities and remain as calm, consistent, supportive and loving as you can” urges Ezette. Connector JANUARY | 67 12/23/12 5:18 PM


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The ‘tween’ years (8-12 years)

As your child gets older you would be forgiven for thinking the next big hurdle is the teenage years but you will need to tread carefully with your pre-teen too. Tim Waley, Principal at Uptown School recommends using this time to establish clear boundaries and open communication with your child. “This is a confusing time with the onset of adolescence as their brains start to function ‘differently’. Right from the start, develop a strong, honest and open relationship where a variety of topics can be discussed. You can help your child understand the concept of boundaries and consequences through consistent, fair expectations and by using positive role models.” And while you will no doubt want to be the one they turn to whenever there is a problem, consider whether your child may feel more comfortable discussing certain things with another family member or close family friend. Tim stresses, “they need to feel there is ‘someone’ they can speak too so ensure they know that, no matter what the issue, they can rely on this person.” Children of this age love spending time with their parents and enjoy the feeling of togetherness even if they do not always show it. “Show an interest and encourage them to pursue their hobbies and goals. Most importantly make time and listen to them. It is incredibly rewarding to develop common interests and build on theirs” says Tim. And if your child’s main interest is their favourite gadget don’t panic you can still use this as a way to interact; try asking them to use it as a tool to research something you want to know about and talk you though what they find.

Teens

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Teens should get enough B vitamins and vitamin D to cut their risk of depression... display their frustrations. But there are ways to minimise these changes in mood and Tina Choueiri Chagoury, Chief Clinical Officer and Dietician at Lively believes nutrition can have a significant part to play. “A high intake of fatty food increases tiredness, sluggishness and consequently mood swings. Increased sugar intake increases irritability and hyperactivity making it hard for the teenager to settle and focus on a given task such as homework.’’ And don’t forget water urges Tina, “sometimes teens confuse thirst with hunger and end up munching all day long when all they need is enough water to keep hydrated”. “Teens should get enough B vitamins and vitamin D to cut their risk of depression and indulge in all food colours such as red, blue, and purple berries, orange carrots, squash, or peaches and dark green vegetables such as broccoli or lettuce.” Tina acknowledges it can be hard to encourage your teen to have a healthy diet at a time when they are trying to restrict their parents influence and unhealthy choices are much more accessible. But you can nudge them in the right direction. Tina says, “the trick with teens is to focus on things that matter to them.Telling them they can develop diabetes in ten years sounds irrelevant. Instead focus on their looks, their hair, their nails, their skin, their wellbeing and most importantly how active they are. And the best encouragement is seeing their parents active and healthy! When the family gathers around healthy meals together it makes eating a pleasurable experience and their relationship with food healthier”. www.mydubaiconnection.com 12/23/12 5:18 PM


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

As it is the beginning of a new year, I have decided that as a family, we should be eating healthier meals. I really want to do this but I am struggling with the content of my children’s lunchboxes. I wish my children could eat a proper hot meal at school every day, just as I did when I was a child. Unfortunately, my children end up with soggy sandwiches for lunch. How can I make lunchboxes more exciting and healthier this year? There is quite a lot of inspiration on the Internet for lunch boxes. I know it can be easy to fall into a rut and make the same things time and time again. So for some fresh new ideas, look at some of the favourite sites such as AnnabelKarmel.com which is a great place for inspiration. Annabel has many lovely ideas such as fruity flapjacks and stuffed pita pockets which sound much more appetising than a soggy sandwich! Additionally, one relatively new craze, which I think is nice for children, is the advent of bento boxes. The Japanese bento box traditionally included items such as rice, meat and vegetables and could be considered a work of art. Today’s bento boxes can be filled with lots of different items which children love. You can find these boxes with fun super hero designs, which will make their lunch look exciting before 70 | JANUARY Connector Connector Master Layout - January 2013.indd 70

they even open the box! As for the inside, you can cut out the sandwiches into shapes and skewer fruit pieces onto decorated picks that are available especially for bento boxes. If you think it sounds too time consuming, you can also make these up the night before and store them in the fridge. Everyone is different but I have always found that if you try to make a lunchbox up first thing in the morning it is easy to simply throw in the nearest things. If you make them the night before, however, then it can be a lot easier to put a bit of thought into it. I hope you have found some inspiration! My one year old was recently ill and it made me panic a bit. I was always an easy going mum but now I worry that my child is going to get ill again. I keep checking on her in the night and I am terrified when other children who have bugs play with her, as I hate seeing her ill. What can I do? Any mum worries about their children. It is only natural. Children do get many ailments when they are young and this helps them build their immunity. I totally understand why you would be concerned, especially after a recent illness, but one of the most important things is not to show your child your worries, or they will pick up on this. If you continue to feel this way, it may be advisable to speak to your health professional for advice. www.mydubaiconnection.com 12/23/12 5:18 PM


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ASK THE EXPERT: My three year old daughter is very attached to her teddy and, as such, has been taking it to school. However, the teacher has told me that this has caused a few problems as other children want to play with it and this upsets her. They are quite rightly trying to promote sharing. Can you recommend how I can encourage her to leave teddy at home, so that in the future we can avoid any conflict? -Claudia Bringing toys from home into nursery is usually discouraged by nursery practitioners for various reasons. The most obvious one is that small children are still learning the concept of sharing and having ones own toy can cause lots of upset should another child touch it or take it away. It is also time consuming on staff to search for one missing toy, but having to search for fifteen is no mean feat! It is always hard for a small child to be parted from a favourite toy, they can give comfort and if they are a soft toy will have that ‘home’ smell which gives them a feeling of security. Chatting to your child and suggesting that ‘teddy’ stays at home and waits for them to come back from nursery or perhaps you could make a big thing of taking a photo of ‘teddy’ and bringing the picture into nursery. It can be shown to the children and kept in a cubbie or the child’s bag or even given a space on the display board. This way ‘teddy’ is at nursery but not causing conflict or upset. There is no right or wrong answer, but I have found that sensitive flexible confident teachers find a way to incorporate toys from home - balancing the needs of the individual child and the needs of the group and classroom environment. Talk to your child’s teacher and work together to find a solution that causes the least amount of upset to all concerned. With thanks to Jan Webber, Director of Early Education, Kids First Group. Call Kids Cottage Nursery 04-3942145 or email info@kidscottagenursery.com.

My son is one and half and recently started nursery. He hasn’t settled in at all and the nursery say they would only keep him for two hours a day. I don’t feel that this will benefit him at all. What do I do? -Shweta Separation anxiety is a developmental stage during which the child experiences anxiety when separated from its primary caregiver, usually its mother or father. Most children suffer from separation anxiety to some degree, especially so when starting preschool. Separation anxiety can last for a good period until the child settles in his new environment. However, careful planning, and the knowledge that some separation anxiety and tears are normal, can make the transition from parent to caregiver as pleasant as possible. How quickly the child adapts depends on a number of factors including: the child’s age and stage of development; the child’s past experiences in the care of others; the skills of the new caregiver and appropriateness of the new setting; and the adults’ ability to prepare themselves and the child for the separation. The principal objective of all preschool environments is to offer a secure location for the child to enjoy this new world. The aim is to make the child feel secure and happy in order to socialise with his peers and with adults other than his parents or close family members. A caring nursery school setting also considers the daily routine and the physical needs of the child, such as sleep routines and meal times. Within a nursery structure, children learn to adapt themselves to the daily routine. When your child first begins nursery school, it is best to start with a shorter day and to extend this gradually and without any pressure over a period. The objective must be to make the child happy in his new world in order to become a confident and happy adult, trusting the world and the people around them. With thanks to Zeynep Longuet, Head Teacher, Gulf Montessori Nursery. Visit www.gulfmontessori.com or call 04-2827046.

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Can you recommend any snacks for my daughter to take to nursery? The nursery school requests that she take a snack each day, but every time it comes back uneaten and she moans that she’s hungry as soon as I pick her up. -Fatima Most parents of nursery age children have the same problem and it’s really frustrating when you pack a great lunchbox for your child and she comes home with it uneaten. Young children’s nutrition is very important for their current and future health, and at this young age they are developing eating habits that will last for their lifetime. Communication is very important. Keep talking to your daughter about the importance of healthy food to help her grow big and have lots of energy. Involve your daughter in choosing what to pack in her lunchbox. Make your daughter part of the planning and shopping. Children are more likely to eat lunches they have been involved with. Give her a variety of healthy options she can choose from and I would recommend to you the following: fresh fruits, raw veggies (such as carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes and cucumber), boiled eggs, granola bars, healthy whole wheat grains (bread, crackers, cereals, bagel, etc.), tuna or salmon (fresh or canned in spring water or oils such as canola, sunflower or olive oil), low fat yoghurt, low fat cheese, bag of dried fruit, rice cakes or unsalted and unsweetened popcorn. Try to pack a different lunch every day. I would also cut the sandwiches in different fun shapes using cookie cutters. Offer a variety of smaller servings and options. Half a sandwich along with cucumber slices and some grapes might be more appropriate than a whole sandwich without fruits and vegetables on the side.

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Kids’ NEWS Dance your way into 2013

Are your kids ready for a new challenge to start their year off with a bang? Then look no further than James & Alex Dance Studios. The Children’s Programme is jam-packed with a variety of dance styles allowing your kids to have their moment to shine, whilst keeping fit and healthy. Located in the heart of Dubai Media City, classes are run for kids aged 3 to 16 years old. They offer the chance to skip into the New Year with graceful ballet, trendy hip hop, and funky jazz, modern contemporary and even dynamic salsa. Classes start from Dhs 660 for 12 weeks and if you book before Thursday 11th January you will receive an additional 10% off class fees. Call 04-4470773 or email info@jamesandalex.com.

The Perfect Flower Girl

Australian-Lebanese Muslim journalist and awardwinning author Taghred Chandab has written one of the most enchanting children’s picture books to come out of Australia. And now the Dubai-based Australian author is hoping young readers in the Middle East will embrace her popular children’s book. Aimed at helping to bridge the gap between Muslims and non-Muslims in the west, The Perfect Flower Girl takes its young readers on a magical journey as Amani and her younger sister prepare for their big day as flower girls at their auntie Sarah’s wedding. Little girls will love this story and be able to enter into this wedding with a difference, and, at the same time, be able to recognise that there is no difference between themselves and their Muslim friends. It can be purchased online at www.amazon.com.

Just for teens

Launched last month, Volume Club “Just for Teens” is a brand new concept for the UAE, based on the European ‘youth club’ idea. Created to provide teens between the ages of 13 and 17 with a safe place to hang out, spend time with friends doing what they like to do, Volume is located on the first floor of the Football Centre in Al Quoz 1. Membership rates from Dhs 4,800 annual, Dhs 3,600 for six months and Dhs 2,100 for three months, include full access to the Club for any school vacations during the membership period. Join them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ Volume4Teens or Twitter @volume4teens for updated information and activities, or call 056-2765729. 74 | JANUARY Connector Connector Master Layout - January 2013.indd 74

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Pet My daughter has begged me for a cat. I do love cats however I have a lot of birds in my garden and am very worried that if we were to get a cat it would frighten the birds away. Is there any way you can suggest we can keep a cat without doing this? The easiest solution is to keep the cat indoors. Many cats, if brought up from a young age, can live their entire lives very happily indoors. Supply him with a variety of toys, scratching posts and of course a suitable litter area as well as the usual affection and

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& there is no reason your daughter’s dream could not come true. My Cocker Spaniel, Ruby has suddenly started shaking her head and scratching her left ear. Does this mean she has an ear infection and can I use my son’s ear drops for this? It sounds like Ruby is not a happy girl at the moment. The fact she is shaking and scratching her head indicates she is feeling a certain amount of discomfort in her ear.

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Unfortunately, dogs like spaniels with big hairy floppy ears are more prone to ear problems due to the lack of air circulation. Hence we always recommend to keep not only the outer ear but also the underside of the ear flap well groomed and the hair trimmed so problems can be detected at an early stage. We would recommend to first check the ear and make sure no burs or matts are causing the problem. If this is not the case and you can see some discharge or there is a strong unpleasant smell coming from the ear, the problem could very well be infection. However, there is also the possibility of mites or food allergy amongst other things. Therefore it is best to visit your vet who will be able to diagnose what

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the exact problem is and prescribe the correct medication. It is never recommended to use prescribed medicine without a consultation with your vet as the wrong medicine could easily make the problem worse. Visit www.pets-delight.com or find them on facebook - facebook.com/PetsDelight.

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special offers Pastels Salon

For fans of flawless skin, Pastels Salon has a promotion that is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face this New Year. When you buy any facial at the Jumeirah branch, you will receive 20% off the price of the Dermalogica Express facial at your next visit. Prices start from Dhs 280 for Dermalogica and Guinot facials, from Dhs 450 for Image facials, and from Dhs 400 for Altearah facials. Contact Pastels Jumeirah on 04-3883534/3397, The Ritz-Carlton Dubai Marina branch on 04-3995016/318 6141, or The Mercato Mall branch on 04-3447883.

Fluid Unisex Salon

Fluid Unisex Salon, located at Concord Tower in Media City, is offering six ‘Regular Mani/Pedis’ (valid for 6 months) for Dhs 500. Call 04-4212123.

Spa Cordon

This month, enjoy a 60-minute massage and receive a complimentary 30-minute customised body scrub with your treatment at Spa Cordon, located at DIFC. This promotion is only valid between 10am and 4pm, Sunday through Thursday. Call 04-4213424 or visit www.spacordon.com.

Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre

If healthy eating is one of your New Year resolutions, get your personalised ‘Detox & Energise’ diet from Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre’s Dietician from 1st to 31st January for only Dhs 100. Call 04-3582020.

The Healing Zone

The New Year brings new beginnings as we all want to try to start afresh, looking at diet, exercise and detoxing. A simple and effective way to detox is with a 30 minute ionic foot bath at The Healing Zone. During January Connector readers receive a special rate of Dhs 150 per person on the ionic foot bath at The Healing Zone (usual price Dhs 250) simply take this copy along with you. Call 04-3884227, email info@thehealingzone.net or visit www.thehealingzone.net. 82 | JANUARY Connector Connector Master Layout - January 2013.indd 82

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Special offers Amara Spa

This January, Park Hyatt Dubai’s Amara Spa presents New Year New You, an exclusive package featuring some of Amara’s most indulgent treatment combinations. The package includes a 45-minute Dead Sea Salt Scrub and a 60-minute Detoxifying Swedish Massage. Then guests are invited to enjoy the healthy spa menu, which includes a selection of fresh juices, aromatic teas, healthy cuisine and light desserts, before spending the rest of the day enjoying the wet spa facilities. This package is usually priced at Dhs 905, but throughout January Amara Spa is offering a special price of just Dhs 770. Call 04-6021660.

Bodysmart

Now you can double your capacity to burn off fat, especially in stubborn areas, with the new Cellu M6. Lipomassage is for anyone who, despite a weight loss diet, cannot seem to get rid of saddlebag thighs, bulges, fat deposits and cellulite dimples. Try one session for free at Bodysmart Meadows Town Centre. Call 04-3638318.

SensAsia Urban Spa

Kick start the year with the 90-minute Skinni-Mini de-bloating treatment which uses the powers of galvanic and faradic stimuli, along with algae-rich ivy and kelp to detox your body, for Dhs 515. Alternatively, beat the post Christmas blues with the 75-minute After Spa-arty treatment for Dhs 295. Visit www.sensasiaspas.com.

Elche

Take Elche’s one-month Detox package with one deep-cleansing facial, one Anti-Cellulite Vacuum therapy and one Speedfitness training session and get 20% discount from the original price. In addition, get 25% discount on selected natural products until the stock lasts. Finally, visit Elche during their Happy Hours and experience their natural facials and receive 15% off. This is valid on appointments at 12pm or 2pm from Sunday to Thursday. Visit www.elche.ae.

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

Powerful Vitamin C brightens your complexion from head to toe. Feel the tropical essence with the mango and passion fruit body treatments at Softouch Spa at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates that will exfoliate and nurture your skin. This treatment includes a 90-minute Tropical Salt Mousse & Body Wrap and a 75-minute Luminous Vitamin C & Sea Facial - for Dhs 1,350. Call 04-4095909. 84 | JANUARY Connector Connector Master Layout - January 2013.indd 84

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Special offers Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City

The Senso Wellness Centre January package begins with a moisturising coconut milk bath that smoothens and regenerates even the deepest levels of your skin. This is followed with a refreshing body scrub, using citrus and mineral sea salt with essential orange oils to remove the dry and dead skin cells and make your skin soft and supple. To complete choose between an Aromatherapy Massage and a nourishing facial treatment. This 2-hour package is priced at Dhs 495 and includes free access to the swimming pool. Call 04-3669111.

The Spa at The Address Dubai Marina

Experience the ultimate in luxury relaxation at The Spa at The Address Dubai Marina with their ‘Indulgence at The Address’ package. The session begins with an exotic bamboo scrub to exfoliate your skin and prepare it for treatment. A detox cocktail is mixed based on your needs and applied to the body, infusing it with elements to boost your body’s own efforts to clean and detoxify. A warm cocoon helps the seaweed’s rich array of minerals, vitamins and enzymes to penetrate your pores and nourish your skin. End your journey with a traditional Balinese full body massage to complete this exotic experience. This is priced at Dhs 1,135. Call 04-4367424.

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Talise Spa

Embark on a journey of urban tranquility at the heart of Jumeirah Emirates Towers with this exclusive day spa package. The package includes a 55-minute signature massage,30minute signature facial, 30-minute floatation pool, full day access to the outdoor pool, and salad or fruit platter with juice. Available from 1st January to 31st March and priced at Dhs 699 per person for the day. Call 04-3198181.

Safar Spa

Safar Spa at Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai allows you to indulge in a relaxing journey of aromas and wellbeing through a variety of massages or facial treatments by Clarins. Clarins Aromatic Facial Treatments and the Ultra-Hydrating Facial Treatment have nourishing and stimulating actions which restore the skin’s natural balance and prevent the appearance of lines. These 60-minute treatments are priced at Dhs 480. Call 04-4440000 or email spa.ibnbattuta@moevenpick.com.

Rebecca Treston Aesthetics

With Rebecca Treston Aesthetics’ January promotion, achieving your dream body is easier and more affordable than ever. The Body Beautiful package comprises three of the clinic’s most iconic treatments, namely three sessions of Ultrasound Cavitation, three sessions of Proellixe, and one session of Radiofrequency skin tightening (body). This exclusive Dhs 5,000 package, which is available throughout the month of January only, offers savings of more than Dhs 3,000. Call 04-3945422 or visit www.euromedclinicdubai.com. www.mydubaiconnection.com 12/23/12 5:18 PM


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Top ten ways to avoid and remove

wrinkles

For many women, wrinkles and fine lines are the bane of their lives. Looking into the mirror and seeing a face filled with wrinkles, sagging skin, and fine lines can be very disheartening, but it is all a part of growing old, right?

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An anti-ageing skincare routine is a must, as is a healthy lifestyle and plenty of relaxation.

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ell, yes and no. Of course, our skin will age as we grow older, but in this day and age we can take steps to reduce the appearance of ageing and facial wrinkles. Today, advances in knowledge and technology have made it easier to delay the signs of ageing and deal with skin that already looks aged.

Part One: Prevention of facial wrinkles

The easiest way to deal with wrinkles is to keep them at bay in the first place. An anti-ageing skincare routine is a must, as is a healthy lifestyle and plenty of relaxation. By taking the right precautions and educating yourself on what can cause the premature onset of facial wrinkles and crows feet you will find it far easier to keep your skin in top shape for longer. Below you will find five ways in which you can help to keep the appearance of ageing at bay.

Establish a skincare routine It is vital to establish a good skincare routine from an early age and stick to it. You should use a cleaner, toner, and moisturiser each morning and night in order to keep your skin clean and clear as well as nourished. A good skin care routine will not only help your skin to retain moisture and elasticity, but will also help to keep it feeling fresher and more rejuvenated. Make sure that you get rid of all traces of make-up from your face, as the harmful chemicals in some cosmetics can often damage the skin. Soap can dry out the delicate facial skin, so instead go for a www.mydubaiconnection.com Connector Master Layout - January 2013.indd 89

cleansing bar or foaming facial wash. Once you have cleaned your face thoroughly, use a gentle cleanser to wipe away traces of dirt, followed by a toner to refresh the skin and tighten the pores. Finally, use a suitable moisturiser (depending on your skin type) to nourish and replenish the skin. Use facial massage Facial massages are fast and simple to do at home, and can really help to keep elasticity in the skin and keep wrinkles and fine lines at bay. A facial massage can help to get the blood flow and circulation going in the facial area, which automatically stimulates the skin and helps to keep it renewed and rejuvenated. Your skin will retain far more of its natural elasticity with regular massaging, which in turn can help to slow down the signs of ageing. You can carry out a ten minute massage as you moisturise each night - simply blend the cream into the skin by using upward motions from the throat up. Once the cream has been absorbed into the skin, use circular motions over your face to really blend it in and to get the circulation going. Protect your skin The sun is one of the most dangerous environmental hazards when it comes to harming your skin. Not only can regular, unprotected sun exposure result in premature and severe wrinkling and cracking of skin, but it can also lead to more serious conditions such as skin cancer. Never go out into the sun without either an SPF moisturiser or a sunscreen on. If you are Connector JANUARY | 89 12/23/12 5:18 PM


BEAUTY & bodycare planning to spend hours out in the sun, then go for a suitable sunscreen; the higher SPF (sun protection factor), the better. For everyday use, where you are simply travelling to and from work, you can opt for a moisturiser that incorporates UV protection. Remember, the sun is at its worst during the middle of the day so you should keep yourself in the shade during these times. Also, although the sun may not be as visible during the wintertime, the rays can be as harmful so you should take precautions all year round. Assess your lifestyle The way you live your life can affect the condition of your skin. They say that your skin reflects the way you are feeling internally, both physically and mentally. So, if you are feeling drained, tired, or stressed, your skin will also reflect this through its condition and appearance. There are a number of lifestyle changes you can make in order to help slow down the appearance of ageing. Smoking is a major culprit when it comes to the premature onset of wrinkles, and cigarettes can result in deep wrinkling of the skin. By quitting smoking (or better still, never starting) you will be doing your skin a big favour when it comes to alleviating the worry of wrinkles. You will also be

reducing the risk of developing more serious conditions related to smoking, such as cancer or heart disease. Diet is also another important factor, and by eating the right foods (those packed with minerals and vitamins) and avoiding the wrong foods (fatty, rich foods) you can help to keep your skin nourished and replenished. Most importantly, you must drink plenty of water to keep your body and your skin hydrated. Try and avoid excessive alcohol as this actually dries the skin out and will leave you and your skin looking and feeling dehydrated. Enjoy some relaxation Stress can also play a big part in the condition of your sin, and you often find those in high-powered jobs suffering from premature wrinkling and ageing because of the stress levels often involved in their work. Whatever type of job you do, or however busy your life is, it is essential to get a decent night’s sleep and time out to relax your body and your mind. Again, this is connected to your skin reflecting the way you feel inside. If you are feeling tired and stressed all time, your skin will reflect this, and it will not be long before the lines and facial wrinkles start to appear. Take time each day to relax and spend time focusing on yourself.

Part Two: Removal of facial wrinkles

Wrinkle removal procedures and products have become part of a multi-billion dollar industry. You can now select from a number of options if you are looking to diminish or reduce wrinkles, fine lines, crows feet, and deal with skin cell damage. Everybody wants to get their hands on a wrinkle cure, and in the options listed below you will find suggestions for both short and long term wrinkle removal:

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BEAUTY & bodycare Home remedies: Many people rely on home remedies when it comes to diminishing fine lines, wrinkles and crows feet. For example, cucumber juice can be effective in alleviating age spot skin problems. Fresh Papaya juice can remove dead and rough skin, and apple and pineapple juices can help to diminish fine lines, wrinkles and cracked skin. These home remedies can prove effective and provide a cost effective way to treat ageing skin. Wrinkle cream and anti-ageing products In recent years, the nation’s obsession with younger looking skin has resulted in the production and marketing of many new ranges of anti-ageing creams and facial products. These can be expensive, but can also prove effective for many people. Advanced technology and scientific formulations have enabled manufacturers to create skin creams and products that contain high levels of skin enhancing vitamins, such as C and E, as well as anti-oxidants. There are a number of different extracts and ingredients that can help with the elimination or reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, and most anti-wrinkle creams contains a combination of these.

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Collagen injections Collagen can be used to fill out the skin in order to bring back normal skin and smooth out depressed wrinkles. This is done by injecting the collagen under each wrinkle in order to push it or ‘fill it’ outwards, so that it plumps out and becomes level with the rest of your skin. Acid skin peels/chemical peels Acid skin peels and chemical peels are an effective, but sometimes painful, method of wrinkle removal. You can get varying levels of peel depending on the acid or chemical used in the peel. Nowadays, you can get skin-peeling products to use at home as well as those carried out in a medical setting. It is advisable to consult your doctor before you try out any skin-peeling product at home. If you plan to have a peel done in a surgical setting, a consultant doctor can help you choose the best peel based on your needs and level of wrinkling. Dermabrasion This is a surgical procedure that can result in the moderate improvement of wrinkles and other skin problems. This procedure entails the use of a motorised buffer that removes the superficial layer of skin and brings fresher and tighter skin to the surface, thus helping to reduce existing wrinkles.

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t some point in our lives, many of us consider adding a fringe to our hairstyle. The decision to do so is not usually an impulsive one because we are all aware that, with hair averaging a growth rate of 1.25cm per month - it takes a painfully long time to grow. If you’re tossing up whether to have ‘bangs’ as the Americans like to call them - cut into your current hairstyle, these pros and cons might help you decide. Pro: A fringe is the perfect solution for adding some edge to an otherwise bland, straight hairstyle. The trick to them looking great is to use a shampoo and conditioner that does not overly soften hair, which can make fringes appear greasy even when they are clean. Con: A fringe can be high maintenance if your hair is textured. If you have unruly textured hair, a fringe can be difficult to sustain and becomes a daily time consuming straightening process. 94 | JANUARY Connector Connector Master Layout - January 2013.indd 94

Pro: A fringe can draw attention to your best features. For heart shaped and oval faces, fringes work wonders. They frame the face and highlight your best features: your eyes and lips. To emphasise the eyes, get browlevel bangs. Want to play up your lovely lips? Aim for cheekbone level bangs. Con: If you have a cowlick, a fringe may look good when you leave the salon, but you will be arm-wrestling with it by the time you get home. To resolve this, take a Denman brush and blow dry your fringe using a back and forth motion to ‘flatten’ the roots. The biggest mistake is to take a round brush and overextend the fringe, creating more of an awning than a fringe. To create the turned under affect, use a straightener on the ends and tuck under. Pro: A fringe can make you look younger by covering lines and softening the whole face. www.mydubaiconnection.com 12/23/12 5:18 PM


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hether you are beginning to notice your first few lines or you are experiencing more advance signs of ageing you can painlessly and safely achieve a more healthy, youthful, wrinkle-free you in minutes with these simple professional techniques used by the world’s top make-up artists.

Lift a sagging jaw line

After applying your foundation apply a very thin line of highlighter from ear to ear along the top of your jawbone. Blend thoroughly. Next apply a thin line of contour cream or shadow on the bottom and the underneath area of your jawbone. Blend thoroughly again.

Make wrinkles and lines disappear

Before applying foundation use a Q-Tip or very thin make-up brush to apply a professional line filler product or highlighter inside the creases of your lines and wrinkles. Blend in using the thin end of your make-up sponge or clean Q-Tip.

Perform an instance face lift

A well groomed medium width brow with a strong arch will visually lift your face instantly. To create a well groomed brow with a strong arch, pluck clean the area underneath the

brow bone and shape the brow with the widest part of the brow at the inner corner of your eye and the brow getting thinner as it goes out towards your temple. The highest part of the arch should be just above the outer edge of your pupil.

Create fuller younger lips

After covering the lip area with foundation and your lips with a lip cream or balm, take a lip liner the same shade or a shade slightly lighter than your lipstick and line just outside your lip’s natural lip line. Apply your lipstick with a lip brush blending lipstick to lip liner. Place a dab of pale light colour lip gloss in the centre of your top and bottom lips.

Give your eyes a quick lift

Apply eyeliner as close to your eyelashes as possible. Line eyes from where the inner corner (tear duct) of your eyes end, to slightly past the outer corner of your eyes. As you get to the outer corner of your eye slightly tilt line upward to create a slight slant. This technique works whether you line just your upper lids or both your upper and bottom lids. Curl your lash with an eyelash curler before applying mascara.

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Detox & tone The Oxygen Facial Known as the A-list facial thanks to Madonna’s devotion to it, the oxygen facial has become increasingly popular. While I had heard all about its potential benefits I had never actually tried it, so when Avant Garde Beauty Centre in JLT offered me a treatment I got my A-list sunnies on and headed over!

What’s it for?

This treatment is suitable for all skin types. A decrease in oxygen can result in lack of collagen synthesis leading to premature ageing, impaired cell renewal leading to dull and rough skin and hyper pigmentation or age spots. The idea is that improving the oxygen supply to the skin can help with these problems and slow the signs of ageing.

What’s involved?

My skin was cleansed , toned and exfoliated before the intensely nourishing mask was applied and the machine infused pure oxygen into my skin. It basically just feels like cool air being blown onto your skin, and so is actually very relaxing.

What are the results?

It was definitely the results that impressed me the most about this facial, my skin had been crying out for some nourishment. I felt fresh and bright and my skin looked plump and glowing. Result!

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The package includes a Detox Marine Algae Wrap. This wrap uses various forms of marine algae to target and remove the toxins in your body. It begins with an exotic bamboo scrub to exfoliate your skin and then a detox cocktail is applied. The cocktail helps to boost your body’s own efforts to clean and detoxify. We were then wrapped up warmly to help the seaweed’s rich array of minerals, vitamins and enzymes penetrate pores and nourish skin. The treatment culminated with a soothing massage. The package also includes The Cure Facial, a deep cleansing facial that uses a cuttingedge thermo-active enzymatic detoxification: enzymatic heat that opens and softens the pores while the refreshing botanical elements included in the formula close and purify them. This is followed by the nano-stimulating mask with a deliciously foamy texture that efficiently releases its moisturising, soothing and revitalising effects on the skin leaving you glowing.

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Afterwards we both felt completely revived and refreshed. This one is a definite must for couples looking to relax together.

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Hyatt recently began its collaboration with June Jacobs Spa Collection, bringing June Jacobs’ luxurious, powerful and effective products into exclusive and proprietary treatments at Hyatt Spas around the world. It sounded so fantastic I went along to the beautiful Ahasees Spa & Club at Grand Hyatt to try it out.

What’s it for?

Designed to nourish and revitalise all skin types, this facial maximises the skin’s ability to generate new skin cells, enhances moisture retention and counteracts the signs of environmental damage by using powerful enzymes, skin hydrators and anti-oxidants. The 90-minute option also includes collagen biomatrix face and eye masques to firm and plump skin.

What’s involved?

My skin was cleansed, toned and exfoliated, an Intensive Age Defying Hydrating Serum was applied, and was followed by a cream masque, an eye masque and collagen sheet masque. During the separate stages I was treated to mini massages including a décolleté, neck, shoulder, face and scalp massage, a hand and arm massage and a lower leg and foot massage. Bliss!

What are the results?

My skin looked plump and glowing, and the fine lines and wrinkles were reduced. The results showed for days and people were commenting on how fresh and healthy I looked - this is definitely one to keep up!

How much?

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With my skin looking tired, dry, lined and certainly not as young and fresh as I’d like, I went to Biolite Aesthetic Clinic in Healthcare City. After an in-depth consultation with Clinic Director, Mona Mirza, I was recommended a combination treatment of Photo Facial Rejuvenation and Dermapen.

Photo facial and Dermapen

What’s it for?

Photo Facial Rejuvenation removes age spots, diffuses redness, improves skin texture and uneven pigmentation. Dermapen stimulates collagen and elastin, tightens, lifts and rejuvenates the skin, minimises open pores, removes fine lines and wrinkles, and improves acne.

What’s involved?

My treatment commenced with the Photo Facial, whereby a flash lamp was pre-programmed to ensure correct energy output for my skin type. During the treatment I only felt soft rubber band type flicks across my face. Then, after a numbing cream had taken effect, a serum was applied and the Dermapen worked over my entire face. Although the treatment involves piercing the skin with tiny needles, I felt absolutely nothing. In fact, I actually feel asleep for 10 minutes!

What are the results?

The combined results from both treatments are very impressive, and although there was an initial redness and slight swelling to my face from the Dermapen this subsided within 12 hours. The next day my skin was glowing, smooth, fresh, tighter, plumper and no sight of my enlarged pores, and the effects have continued to improve as Dermapen stimulates collagen for up to six months.

How much?

The Photo Facial costs Dhs 950 per session Dermapen costs Dhs 1,500 or Dhs 1,200 per treatment when a course of six is taken. For further details call Biolite Aesthetic Clinic on 04-3752122 or visit www.biolitedubai.com. -M.P. www.mydubaiconnection.com 12/24/12 12:33 PM


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re you happy? When you are caught up in your busy life - rushing to meetings, grocery shopping, ferrying the kids around - you can easily forget to ask yourself this fundamental question. It is not one we ask ourselves often. Maybe we are scared in case the answer is no. Despite increased quality of life and better access to things that should make us happy - like holidays, good food and new technology - we are not as happy as previous generations. In Britain for instance, happiness has been static since 1975 and is no higher than in the 1950s. So says Lord Richard Layard, professor of economics, government adviser and author of Happiness: Lessons from a New Science. Spiralling anxiety levels are not helping. A recent survey by a healthcare provider found that nearly 75% of us worry so much we cannot sleep at night. In addition, 110 | JANUARY Connector Connector Master Layout - January 2013.indd 110

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new evidence suggests women are becoming unhappier than men are. Economists from the University of Pennsylvania recently discovered that men have been able to learn to relax more over the past 40 years, whereas many women now have a longer ‘to-do’ list as they forge their careers while also taking responsibility for childcare and the home. The result is that many women forget to think about their own levels of happiness - and this is bad news: leave your happiness last on the list for too long and it could turn into depression. However, the fact is, you can change this and it is never too late. Everyone can learn to make themselves happy. All it will cost you is a smile!

How do you feel?

There is a difference between feeling unhappy and suffering from depression. Read on to see if you need to take action. The Mental Health Foundation says mixed anxiety and depression is the most common mental health condition in Britain, affecting around 9% of the population. By 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts depression will be the second largest global disease. That explains why antidepressant use is on the rise. In 2005, UK doctors wrote 29.4 million prescriptions for antidepressants, some four million more than in 2004. However, while there is no doubt that the pressures of modern life are sending depression levels soaring, this crippling condition has been around for hundreds of years. “Depression is common to all cultures and has been around for centuries, but what has changed is our understanding of it,” says Sophie Corlett, policy director for Mind, the mental health charity. “The symptoms of depression and anxiety certainly existed in the past, but in the UK these would have been called things like ‘nerves’ and ‘melancholy’.” Winston Churchill famously called his depression ‘black dog’. ‘Depression’ can describe a range of moods from low spirits to severe problems that interfere with everyday life. If you have five or more of the following symptoms that last for more than a few weeks, you should speak to your GP, as this could be more than just a touch of the blues: www.mydubaiconnection.com Connector Master Layout - January 2013.indd 111

• self-harm or suicidal thoughts • difficulty sleeping • no energy and feeling tired • feeling anxious or restless • not eating properly, losing or gaining weight • lack of interest in sex • crying a lot • lack of confidence, feeling nothing is right • unexplained aches

Possible causes

There is no single cause, different things in different people trigger depression. Traumatic experiences such as a death, redundancy or a divorce can trigger depression, as can major life changes such as retirement. Some people will be more affected than others will, but if you do not tackle your feelings at the time, they can fester and make the depression worse. A poor diet and lack of exercise can also leave us feeling down. If you have just had a baby and you are feeling blue, it could be post-natal depression (PND). Around one in 10 new mums suffer with this in the first six months after the birth. If your symptoms get worse in the winter, this could be seasonal affective disorder (SAD). The symptoms are similar to ordinary depression, but you feel particularly drained in the darker months. Very occasionally, depression could be caused by a thyroid problem. An underactive thyroid can make you feel tired, depressed and put on weight, while an overactive thyroid can make you lose weight and feel ‘manic’. See your doctor if you think you may have any of these conditions. A leading psychiatrist recently wrote in the British Medical Journal that too many people were diagnosed with depression when they were really just unhappy. Professor Gordon Parker said this led to over-prescribing antidepressants, which may not help the patient, as they were not clinically depressed. “One problem with depression is that everyone experiences it differently, which can make identifying it a tricky issue. It may not be necessary to secure a medical diagnosis before you get support for your mental wellbeing, but it can help people get the most appropriate treatment,” says Corlett. Connector JANUARY | 111 12/23/12 5:18 PM


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Many doctors prescribe antidepressants, but you can ask if there are any suitable alternatives. Your GP could arrange for you to have cognitive behavioural therapy or may even prescribe exercise. Several studies have found exercise raises endorphins in a similar way to antidepressants, giving you a natural boost. If someone you know is depressed, try not to say ‘pull yourself together’. Depressed people often feel hopeless and worthless and this only reinforces their feelings. Showing them you care and supporting them will be much more effective. For more information, visit the Mental Health Foundation on www.mentalhealth.org.uk.

Your happiness prescription Stop trying to ‘be’ happy We need to change the way we think about making ourselves happy. “Happiness is not something that can be achieved, it is a byproduct of the things we do,” says Dorothy Rowe, psychologist and author of Depression: The Way Out Of Your Prison. Be content with your pay “During research we asked people how much money they thought they needed,” says Ian Lynch, business manager for the Happiness Project. “Those on Dhs 180,000 answered Dhs 300,000, those on Dhs 300,000 said Dhs 600,000 and those on Dhs 600,000 wanted Dhs 1,500,000.” However, research by the University of Nottingham and The National Lottery found millionaire winners enjoyed soaking in the bath or reading a book much more than spending money. Keep family relationships Studies by the German Socio-Economic Panel show married people are healthier, happier and live longer than their unmarried counterparts. Couples experience a happiness peak after children are born, although this falls in the first two years after birth. The quality of family relationships makes us happy, though - if you are frustrated with your family, your happiness will fall. 112 | JANUARY Connector Connector Master Layout - January 2013.indd 112

Aim for personal goals “Humans need something to strive for,” says David Moxon, head of psychology at Peterborough Regional College. “We have a society of instant gratification, but working towards something and achieving it can make you much happier. Working towards a common goal with your partner can also strengthen your relationship.”

How is your laugh life?

How many times did you laugh today? A good giggle is important for your mental and physical health. A study by Stanford University in the USA discovered a one-hour fit of hysterics burns off 500 calories, while research has found laughter also helps your brain release endorphins. However, what if you are not a natural chuckler? “Laughter is a trainable skill, so you can teach yourself to laugh,” says Joe Hoare, a laughter facilitation trainer. “The key to feeling like laughing more is simply to laugh - your brain cannot tell if it is genuine so you can fake it till you make it”. Hoare suggests these simple laughter yoga exercises to get you giggling at least once a day. You can practice alone, or with friends: • Start by looking at someone and smiling. It is amazing how little we make contact in this way with fellow beings. • Imagine you are on a mobile phone and someone on the line tells you something funny. Give a small laugh at first, then a larger one, then a big belly laugh. You could give the phone to your friend and pass on the laughter. • Pretend you are looking at a credit bill and give a small laugh at your ridiculous interest rates. Then build up to a medium laugh and finally a great bit hoot. This teaches you to laugh in everyday situations. The Happiness Lab Different things make different people happy, so we have asked the experts for their top tips to bring a smile to your face. Count your blessings “Positive psychology is the belief that we can create our own sense of wellbeing,” says www.mydubaiconnection.com 12/23/12 5:18 PM


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Gladeana McMahon, a psychologist and life coach for GMTV in the UK. “One way to do this is a gratitude exercise. At the end of every day write down three good things that happened - even something small like the bus coming on time. This teaches us to stop looking at what we don’t have and focus on what we do have.” Boost your body image We often are struck in a rut with our image. “Changing the way you look can give you a confidence boost,” says McMahon. “If you can’t afford a makeover, ask all your friends and family to club together for your birthday and then book a session with a personal shopper, or a well-known hair stylist.” Write a thank you letter This is another gratitude exercise, and it makes the other person feel good too. “Write a short letter to someone in your life you are really grateful for and then go and read it to them,” suggests McMahon. Do not compare yourself “There will always be someone who can make you feel worse about yourself,” says McMahon. “And we never compare ourselves to someone we think is worse than us, do we?” Try to accept what you already have. “There is some evidence that people who are ‘average’ and are content with what they have will be happier than those who are always striving for more,” says Ben Page, chairman of the Ipsos-MORI Social Research Institute. 114 | JANUARY Connector Connector Master Layout - January 2013.indd 114

Stop feeling guilty! “So many women strive to be the perfect mother, but if you were, you would know exactly what your child needs from the moment they are born,” says psychologist and author Dorothy Rowe. “If this were true, in 40 years’ time you would have a giant baby who had never been presented with any need to learn anything. It is only because mothers make mistakes that their children can learn. I always say a mother’s place is in the wrong!” Be happy, not good Rowe explains, “Many of us prefer to be good rather than happy - this goes back to our childhood when we were taught to be good to be accepted by adults. When we become adults, even if we are unhappy, we may keep doing something in order to keep being accepted. Learn that making yourself happy is not ‘bad’ and you can say no to things.” Filter negative people Being around pessimistic people can make you unhappy. “Are some friends always coming out with negative comments?” asks health psychologist David Moxon. “If you say you are planning a holiday, do they instantly warn you about the dangers you could face? Or do they get excited for you? Try to spend time with more optimistic friends instead.” Act spontaneously “Do something spontaneous every day to break out of your usual routine,” says Moxon. “This could be something as simple as picking a different sandwich for lunch!” This exercise helps us realise we can take more risks in life, ending what can be a dull and unhappy existence. Eventually you may feel like changing jobs, going back to studying or heading off travelling. Identify strength “People shy away from identifying their strengths but it is a very positive thing to do,” www.mydubaiconnection.com 12/24/12 12:09 PM


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HEALTHY living says Robert Biswas-Diener of the UK Centre for Applied Positive Psychology. Take the online test at www.viasurvey.org to identify your five top strengths. Pick one and spend a week using that strength creatively. This has been proven to lower depression and increase happiness.

in life. This can help you unleash your inner talents and make you realise exactly what you have to offer.” You could take a friend too, but make sure you do something YOU want, rather than agreeing with them just to make them happy.

Change your approach “Most people think happiness is some sort of destination you are travelling to,” says BiswasDiener. “They think, ‘I have the job, the house, the kids, now I should be happy’. However, happiness is really an emotional currency. If you become more positive, you are more likely to do positive things, like volunteering, which spreads positivity. Once you stop chasing the idea of being happy, you may find you already are.”

Avoid bad news Reading the newspapers or checking the news online all the time can make us feel unhappy, especially if things are not going well in other parts of the world. “Give yourself a break for about a week and watch something that cheers you up instead,” says laughter coach Joe Hoare. “Find something that tickles your humour.”

Imagine the future Imagine your life in 10 years when you have accomplished most of your goals. “Write down what your life would be like, just spilling your thoughts onto paper,” says Biswas-Diener. This exercise increases your sense of optimism and can help you define your dreams. Help someone Simple acts of kindness can have an amazing effect on our wellbeing. Even giving small amounts of money to charity can have a huge impact. A study by the University of Oregon last year found giving money away could stimulate the same parts of the brain that normally fire up in response to eating our favourite foods. Let go of the past “Happiness is about living in the present moment and giving up thoughts of a better past,” says Ian Lynch of the Happiness Project. “How often have you thought, ‘I should’ve done this, or not done that, and things would be better?’ Let yourself off the hook and learn to love yourself and the life you have now.” Go on a self-date “Take yourself off to an art gallery, or go and see a film you like,” says Lynch. “Do something that encourages your creativity and interest 116 | JANUARY Connector Connector Master Layout - January 2013.indd 116

Natural Mood Boosters • St John’s Wort is traditionally used to strengthen the nervous system; it has an effect on mood too. It is believed to have some interaction with endorphins (‘feelgood’ hormones) in the brain. • Larch. This flower remedy is useful for people who lack confidence in their own abilities or feel they are not as good as those around them are. • B vitamins. A vitamin B deficiency can make you feel depressed. Research published in the British Journal of Nutrition found vitamin B12 supplements could improve mood, even in those without a deficiency. • Lemon balm. This beautiful aromatic herb can lift the spirits and can also help calm digestion. • Honeysuckle. This is a good flower remedy if you are one of those people who focus too much on the past. • Fish oils contain essential fatty acids, which help protect membranes in the brain. • Rose essential oil. “Rose helps improve your mood and happiness,” says Berger. Follow the instructions on the label. www.mydubaiconnection.com 12/23/12 5:18 PM


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What makes one person happy could be someone else’s idea of hell. However, there are some general guidelines experts use to work out if are happy with life. Take our quiz and see how you have scored… 1. Do you look forward to the day ahead when you get up? a) Yes. I’ve got lots planned and can’t wait to get started. b) Not really. I am not a morning person but I do enjoy my job. c) I long to hide under the duvet for five more minutes. 2. Do you have any goals you are working towards? a) Definitely! I love planning things and it feels great achieving them. b) Sometimes. I tend to aim for big things like buying a house, but not much else. c) I do not have time to plan goals - I am too busy living life now. 3. Do you live close to your family? a) I am still living in the same areas I grew up, surrounded by family. b) They are a good drive away but I see them regularly. c) No, but I have a great bunch of friends where I live. 4. Are you involved in your local community? a) I help out on school runs or sometimes volunteer in a home. b) Occasionally I will get involved in something like a protest. c) Does giving my old clothes to a charity shop count? 5. Are you happy with your salary? a) I earn enough to get by. b) I would like to earn more, where does it all go? c) Not yet but I’m chasing my next promotion. 6. How good is your health? a) I am in good shape, apart from the odd sniffle in winter. b) I would love to get more exercise, but my children keep me quite fit. c) I seem to get every bug going and I’m always really tired. 7. How is your relationship? 118 | JANUARY Connector Connector Master Layout - January 2013.indd 118

a) Good. I talk to my partner about everything. b) It could be better if we had more time together. c) Where do I start? Nothing feels right any more. 8. Are you happy with your appearance? a) I am not a supermodel but I look good in my jeans. b) I am working on it. I do like certain bits of my body. c) I would love lipo and a boob job, some Botox and… 9. Do you give yourself any time off? a) I spend 10 minutes a day just sitting by myself. b) I get to a yoga class once a month, which I love. c) I’m planning loads of holidays and trips abroad to get away from it all. 10. Do you like yourself? a) I guess so. I am happy with my lot. b) Not really. I feel like I have so much to improve. c) I do not really have time to waste worrying about it.

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Mostly As - You are generally happy and have a good idea of the things that are important in life. Being involved in your community, strong family ties, having a comfortable financial situation and working towards personal goals are all key factors in making people happy and you already know this. Mostly Bs - Sometimes it can be hard for you to realise how content you are. When we are too caught up in doing everything right, we can miss the little things that make us truly happy. Mostly Cs - Being very busy and earning lots of money is supposed to make you happy, so why do you feel as if something is missing? Concentrate on finding your internal happiness, rather than chasing an idea of what makes you happy. www.mydubaiconnection.com 12/23/12 5:18 PM


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CAPRICORN 22 Dec - 19 Jan The New Year always promises new beginnings and this year it should really hold true for you. Follow your own intuition on the 11th at the time of the new Moon in Capricorn and not the advice of judgemental friends. Some life changing surprises including domestic changes may even find a completely new home very refreshing. AQUARIUS 20 Jan - 18 Feb Neptune, now in your house of personal finance, making a difficult aspect to Jupiter the planet of monetary matters, does suggest your spending habits have been getting out of control. Therefore, it is understood that rebalancing them should be your prime New Year’s resolution. Days around the 23rd and 26th should reveal huge benefits gained. PISCES 19 Feb - 20 Mar Someone you meet around the 18th may be clever but not very reliable. Try not to live beyond your means for fear of being out of pocket, even if you do feel responsible for entertaining anyone and everyone who crosses your path. Influential friends may bring you social and material success, so take up all invitations in order to meet them. 21 Mar - 19 Apr ARIES Do not be surprised if you are feeling edgy and nervous about a social situation, because youngsters are more than likely to take over and amuse themselves leaving you free to impress your colleagues. Find the time around the 23rd to mix with siblings and/or near neighbours, who are more than likely to reinforce and boost your confidence.

22 Jun - 22 Jul CANCER Enjoy not only a New Year but also new beginnings; whilst Uranus, the planet of inspiration and awakening sits at the top of your horoscope. Numerous planets in your house of partners indicate you may not be as independent as you would like, but interested partners may help by taking on responsibilities you have previously felt were yours alone. LEO 23 Jul - 22 Aug Regardless of a full Moon in your house of partners on the 27th, when emotions may seem inflated, the days between 23rd and 26th should be great for friendly chats, which develop a feel good factor when you can build relationships for a better understanding of the needs of you both. Churlish older people may seem sarcastic consider them witty instead. 23 Aug - 22 Sep VIRGO Now would be a good time to develop a serious interest in electronics. If using PC’s and IPads, etc. has only been of a personal interest to you to date; you may be very pleased at the success achieved by following a career in IT or another computing interest. Alternatively, a project helping others to develop their interest would be hugely satisfying. 23 Sep - 22 Oct LIBRA On the 16th, your solar ruler, Venus, meets with heavy weight Pluto, when endings turn into new beginnings. This is a double whammy along with inspiration coming from the New Year for a fresh attitude. You would not want to put your loyalty to any partners at risk, so beware sudden attachments to others unless that is really what you want.

20 Apr - 20 May TAURUS Where possible avoid days between the 12th and 16th, if partners, who may seem secretive at the best of times, surprise you with an open handed offer for you to make your own arrangements for a journey of some sort. You may well have deserved a reward for past performance, but what they do not know is that the best is yet to come.

23 Oct - 21 Nov SCORPIO If you feel you have been taking one-step back for every two steps forward you might enjoy a new beginning if you altered a work routine or even a place of employment. Developing a dreamy, creative quality is possible whilst Neptune highlights the artist in you, which could bring you lucrative rewards and a host of new, interesting friends.

21 May - 21 Jun GEMINI Enjoy enormous interest and stacks of energy in dealing with any documentation, legal or insurance matters. Two great dates for good news or possible good fortune are the 23rd and 26th when your solar ruler, Mercury, and then the Sun, make brilliant aspects to benefic Jupiter in Gemini. Wish upon a star and your dreams may well come true.

SAGITTARIUS 22 Nov - 21 Dec Impulsive spending may still be a problem; even after a festive spend, whilst so many planets move through your chart’s financial zone. Fortunately, loved ones are likely to appreciate any efforts you make to break new ground in beautifying your home and will therefore understand your intentions and should join you in celebrating improvements.

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CULTURAL & SOCIAL GROUPS

Abu Dhabi Falcons Ice Hockey Club ............02 445 6732 website: www.abufalcons.com

Abu Dhabi Netball League...........................050 445 3068 www.abudhabinetball.com, contact@abudhabinetball.com American Business Council (ABC).....................379 1414 admin@abcdubai.com, www.abcdubai.com

American Business Group .............................02 671 1141 Abu Dhabi - Contact: Renee Nearpass, Exec. Director Email: abgroup@emirates.net.ae, www.abg-ad.com

American Women’s Association...................050 725 7652 Email: awa_of_dubai@yahoo.com, www.awadubai.org

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

Art of Living Foundation...... ..............................228 3562 Sri Krishna .....................................................050 455 6783 www.artofliving.org Australian Business In the Gulf (ABIG)............367 2437 Email: abigdxb@emirates.net.ae Belgium & Luxembourg Society..................050 448 6440 Email: belgianclub@yahoo.com British Business Group ........................................397 0303 Email: enquiries@britbiz-uae.com, www.britbiz-uae.com

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

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

Dubai Quilters’ Guild http://dubaiquiltersguild.wordpress.com Dubai Roadsters ...................................................339 4453 Every Sunday/Tuesday-7pm. 1-2 hrs cycling. Email: info@wbs.ae Dubai Roadsters Long Cycle...............................339 4453 Every Friday, 6:30am (Oct-Apr) 6:00am (May-Sept) Dubai Rowing & Sculling Club Email: rowingindubai@gmail.com, website: www.dubairowingandscullingclub.com

Dubai St. George’s Society .................email: dsgs@eim.ae Andy Marshall.........050 6522 548 / Jan.........050 457 0161 Dubai Welsh Society .............www.dubaiwelshsociety.com Chairman: David Hicks.........email: davidrchicks@aol.com Sec: Helen Thomas, email: helenthomas155@yahoo.co.uk Marc Corcoran.......................................394 0762, 050 645 3179 Email: mcorcorn@emirates.net.ae

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

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

Dubai Caledonian Society...............................055 661 3615 Membership Enquiries: membership@dubaicaledoniansociety.com www.dubaicaledoniansociety.com Dubai Chamber Orchestra...........................050 625 2936 dubaichamberorchestra@hotmail.com, www.dubaiorchestra.org

Dubai Concert Committee www.dubaiconcertcommittee.com Dubai Drama Group .....................................050 769 8963 dubaidramagroup@hotmail.com, www.dubaidramagroup.org Dubai Evangelical Church Centre......................884 6630 Arabic & English Services, Friday 10am Dubai Flying Dragons (Boating/Water sport in UAE) Website: www.DubaiFlyingDragons.com Email: info@DubaiDragons.com

Dubai Harmony-Ladies 4 part harmony chorus...056 690 7052 / 394 3338 Dubai International Art Centre ..........................344 4398 www.artdubai.com, email: artdubai@eim.ae

Dubai International Women’s Club ...................344 2389 Email: diwc@emirates.net.ae

Dubai Irish Society..................www.dubaiirishsociety.com Dubai Ladies Bridge Club, call Jan Irvine...050 645 4395

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

Fellowship of the Emirates........ ...................050 397 1316 Contemporary style service: Fridays - 9am, 11am & 1pm info@fellowshipoftheemirates.org, ww.fellowshipoftheemirates.org French Business Council, www.fbcdubai.com .....335 2362 French Speaking Ladies Association (Dubai Accueil, ctc: Geneieve 050-4140165, email: dubaiaccueil@yahoo.fr)

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

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

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

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


K9 Friends............................................ (tel/fax) 885 8953 Email:k9@emirates.net.ae, www.k9friends.com

Library, The Old....................................341 4777 ext. 207 Email: theoldlibrary@hotmail.com Timings: 10am to 6pm. Except Fridays & Public Holidays.

Ockenden International........................www.ockenden.ae UK Registered charity exclusively supporting refugees worldwide.

Playgroup at Meadows 9 Emaar Properties ...................... Jane..........................050 466 0845/3682 283/050 657 9411 Sunday-Weds, 9.30-11.30am, Weds 2.30-4pm Arts & Crafts activities. Sharjah Playgroup ctc: Joni ...................... 055 153 0703 http://sharjahplaygroup.webs.com

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...............................................................................353 6666 Email: smccu@emirates.net.ae, www.cultures.ae Mosque tours: Sat., Sun., Tue. & Thu., 10am at Jumeirah Mosque St. Mary’s Church, Dubai..................................335 8504

St. Lukes Church, Ras Al Khaimah.....07 236 4007/ 050 560 3782

South African Women’s Association (SAWA)...055 508 4721 Chairperson: Yvonne Callaghan; email: admin@sawa-uae.org

Tango Dubai - Paul Bradley..........................050 645 4004 website: www.tangodubai.com

The Emirates Children’s Symphony Orchestra Conductor - Mr. Riad Kudsi..........................050 633 5270 Email: csokudsi@emirates.net.ae

UAE Photo...................................email: hbos@emirates.net.ae www.uae-photo.com. Meeting every last Sunday of the month.

United Christian Church of Dubai....................884 6623 Evangelical Church Services. Members from more than 50 nationalities. Website: www.uccdubai.com

Women’s Guild Dubai/Sharjah Jane Henderson. 04-3945 331, Gil Salway ..........394 3185

Word of Life Church, Sharjah....................050 457 3836 050-735 8117. English Service, Fridays -10:30am. www.samaritans.org operated by Samaritans in UK email: jo@samaritans.org

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3B (Better Bone Belt) National Alliance of Osteoporosis ...................................................................................282 6411 Adoption..................................................................365 8498 Dr. Raymond H. Hamden. Fellow ACFEI, Diplomate: ABPS, ABECI. Human Relations Institute Adoption-Synergy International Adoption Service..348 5452 Alcoholics Anonymous, Dubai........................050 687 0648 Ladies only - 050 1518132; www.aaarabia.org All 4 Down’s Syndrome, Dubai......................050 880 9228 Allergy Support Group at Synergy Integrated Medical Centre Call for monthly meetings........................................348 5452 Anxiety & Depression Support Group..................365 8498 Autism Friends Support Group, CEIMC.............423 3667 Breast Awareness Hotline.......................................345 4000 Dr. Walid Achi, Belhoul European Hosp...........050 632 4275 Breast Cancer Support Group...............................309 6553 Based at the American Hospital Dubai on the 1st Monday of each month at 7.30pm. Breastfeeding Q&A......email: breastfeedingqa@yahoo.com Cancer Support Group...........................................348 5452 Synergy Integrated Medical Centre, call for meetings. Crisis Prevention Program.............................050 943 31111 (at the Indian Consulate, Dubai) Saturday, 10am-2pm. Divorce Support Groups.........................................335 1200 Dubai Physiotherapy Clinic.......................................349 6333 Email: dxbphys@emirates.net.ae Dyslexia Support Group & Learning Support Services For assessments & consultations, call: Anita Singhal 050 652 4325 e-mail: asinghal99@yahoo.com; cdpalmer@emirates.net.ae Genesis International Ventures............335 5578, 050 485 3160 Educational &training centre for people dealing w/ special needs. Grief Support Group...............................................380 9298 Raymee Grief Center at the LightHouse Arabia Call or email ckirk@lighthousearabia.com to attend. Manzil..................................................06 534 7663, 050 354 2994 Educational & adaptive living skills program for students with special needs.

Mother to Mother Toddler Gp ctc: Ilse...................050 452 7674 Multiplied UAE, A local support group for families w/ multiples. Contact Kate 050 295 6235 or e-mail:multiplieduae@yahoo.com CHARITY GROUP Dubai Foundation for Women & Children.......6060 300 Mums and Tots Community Group..................050 775 4579 Foresight (Fax: 364 3705)...................................364 3703 Mothers’ Network of Asthmatic Children..................282 6411 Gulf for Good.......................................................368 0222 Overeaters Anonymous..........................................050 249 4650 website: www.gulf4good.org. email: oaindubai@hotmail.com Injaz-UAE.............................................................429 8763 Psychology for Everyday Living: Not For Women Only E-mail: info@injaz-uae.org; Website: www.injaz-uae.org Human Relations Institute.........................................365 8498 Special Families Support, call Gulshan.......360 5654, 050 454 1940 International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Fun activities for the children with special needs & families. Mr. Ahmad Al Jabi, email: ifaw.uae@gmail.com, website: www.sfs-group.net website: www.ifaw.org Still Birth and Neonatal Death Society (S.A.N.D.S) PoshPaws Animal Sanctuary.......................050 273 0973 Please see website for further details www.dubai-sands.org www.poshpawsdubai.com/AnimalSanctuary.aspx Stop Smoking Program, Dr. Taher Khalil...............268 7655 SOS Children’s Villages Arab Fund...........050 559 8591 Stress Workshop......................................................365 8498 The British Community Assistance Fund (BCAF).......... Dr. Raymond H. Hamden. Clinical & Forensic Psychologist. ................................................................................337 1413 Survivors of Childhood Sex Abuse Support Group clarebugden@gmail.com Monthly meetings for ladies only. UNICEF.............................................360 0778 / 368 0707 The Al-Anon Family Groups...........................050 697 4393 E-mail: dubai@unicef.org; Website: www.unicef.org Wafi Shopping Mall Mum & Toddler Gp......050 656 5837 ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS Every Sun, Mon, & Wed from 9.30am-11.30am. Emirates Environmental Group........................331 8100 Workshops in Psychology.......................................365 8498 P.O. Box 7013, Dubai...................................(fax) 332 8500 Human Relations Institute CONNECTOR 5

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24-HOURS WALK - IN CLINIC Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 136

ACUPUNCTURE Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic........... ..............................................................................349 6333 Holistic Healing Medical Centre…...................348 7172 Synergy Integrated Medical Centre.................348 5452 Martine Nates Top Medical Center............................................394 5596 Dr. Yongjie Lu - Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Top Medical Center (Branch), Grosvenor House...............317 6569/ 395 8159/ 395 8584 Dr. Charlotte Zoeller, Acupuncturist

ADOPTION Human Relations Institute................................365 8498

AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com.......................................349 8800 Cocoona Aesthetic Transformation Centre.....394 1090 Cooper Dermatology Clinic.....................….….346 6671 Sidra Zia, U.S. Laser Technician Dr. Ashok Govila.........................................050 617 2630 Consultant Plastic Surgeon, FRCS (UK), MS, MCh (Plastic Surgery), Lifeline Medical Center JBR / Dubai Marina - 04 399 1119

ALLERGY AND ASTHMA Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. Dr. Michael Meurer, Consultant Dermatologist www.skin-and-laser.com.......................................349 8800 Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.....................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..............06 561 9999 Dr. Mohammed Harriss MBBS, MD, DTCD,DNB,MRCP (UK) Dr. Wedad Nabih Ahmed MD, MRCP (London)

AMBULANCE SERVICES American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6333 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 136 Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Dubai.376 8400

ANAESTHESIA Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..............06 561 9999 American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6553 Dr. Nayzak Raoof, Anaesthetist Dr. James Bucknall, Anaesthetist Dr. Robin MacGillivray, Anaesthetist Dr. Tibor Serdult, Anaesthetist Dr. Bassam Al Asad, Anaesthetist

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Dr. Jochen Bongardt, Anaesthetist Dr. Imad Swaiss, Anaesthetist Dr. Ali Ibrahim, Anaesthetist Medcare Hospital, Dubai............................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Nalla Sivam Natarajan-Specialist Anaesthetist Dr. Salma Nadir Al Mnini- Specialist Anaesthetist Dr. Kiran Shende Specialist Anaesthetist

ANDROLOGY Deals with male health, particularly relating to the male reproductive system & urological problems. Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr. Abbara.....................268 5333 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah…............06 561 9999 Dr. M. Istrabadi MD, FRCS, American Board of Urology Neuro Spinal Hospital…........….315 7877 / 315 7876 Dr Ramiz Atassi

ANTE-NATAL CLASSES & CLINICS See Pre Natal, Ante-Natal Education & Community Liaison. Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah........06 561 9999 Dr. Mrs. Nafissa El Serafi FRCOG (UK) Dr. Mrs. Ameera Zoheer MS (Alex.) Dr. Mrs. Shama Nawaz MRCOG (UK), MRCP (Ire.) Dr. Mrs. Urmil Verma MBBS, FPATC, DRCOG, MRCOG, FRCOG (UK) Dr. Rabab Medhi Hilmy MBBCh, CABGO Dr. Tahrir A. Ali, MBChB, Diploma in Gynae & Obs., Arab Board in Gynae. & Obs., MRCOG MBChB, DGO, MRCOG, FRCOG American Hospital Dubai.......................050 558 5901 Frooz Afshar, Midwife Exhale Fitness Studios - JBR.........................424 3777 Medcare Hospital Dubai......................407 9102 / 255 Dr. Paramjit Luthra- Consultant Obstetrician & Gynecologist Dr. Azza Gouda Ibrahim- Consultant Obstetrician & Gynecologist Dr. Wafa B. Sulaiman - Consultant Obstetrician & Gynecologist Dr. Shiva H. Krishnan - Consultant Obstetrician & Gynecologist ANTI - AGEING CLINICS (TREATMENTS) Aesthetica Clinic........269 8005 / 429 8533 / 342 8383 Complimentary consultation Specialist in minimally invasive rejuvenation procedures. Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com...................................349 8800 American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6958 Dr. Syed Shah, Specialist Dermatologist Dr. Roula Amer, Specialist Dermatologist Dr. Ashok Govila.....................................050 617 2630 Consultant Plastic Surgeon, FRCS (UK), MS, MCh (Plastic Surgery), Lifeline Medical Center JBR / Dubai Marina - 04 399 1119


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

ARTHRITIS & RHEUMATOLOGY Dr. Humeira Badsha Medical Center……..385 6009 Dr. Humeira Badsha - Specialist Internal Medicine Rheumatology, American Board Certified

ASSESSMENT CENTER Human Relations Institute............................365 8498

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

AVIATION MEDICINE Synergy Integrated Medical Centre.............348 5452 Dr. Roger Akel Dr. AdhamAlameddin Dr. Rachel Hayek AYURVEDA Doctor's Consultation and Treatments Holistic Healing Medical Centre…..............348 7172

BACK CARE SPECIALISTS Al Zahra Private Medical Centre................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Dr. Kerim A. Attara FRCS (Eng.), FRCS (Edin.) Dr. Deepak Bhatia FRCS (Edin.), FRCS (Glas.) Dr. Shoaib Farooq Mughal MBBS, MRCSEd (UK), FRCS (Ire) Dr. Mujeeb Shaik MBBS, MS (Ortho) FRCS (Ed.) FRCS (Trauma & Ortho) UK American Hospital Dubai.............................377 6893 Dr. K. Shunnar Consultant Neurosurgeon Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic...... .........................................................................349 6333 Neuro Spinal Hospital.................315 7711 / 315 7758 Dr Abdul Karim Msaddi Dr Lothar Russegger Dr Catalin Majer Dr Tarek El Madhoun Dr Sebouh Kassis Wooridul Spine Centre………….....……….304 6767 Dr. Chan Shik Shim, Medical Director & Consultant Neurosurgeon Dr. Patrick KY Choi, Specialist Neurosurgeon Dr. Chris JD Park, Specialist General Surgeon Mr. Rashid Buhari, Physiotherapist

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

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

BEAUTY SALONS Amaya Salon & Spa Downtown Burj............374 1496 Amaya Salon & Spa Lamcy Plaza.................335 1101 Chiropody Center Beauty Dept.............050 494 4813 CACI non-surgical facelift and Micro Dermabrasion LPC for Full body & Face (CIBTAC - London) David's Salon for Ladies..….........357 4800 / 4900 The Best in European Hairdressing Opposite Burjuman near Pizza Hut, Al Karama Hairdreams Salon...343 8828/ 312 2410/ 050 679 7916 Hairworks Top UK Stylists JBR, Rimal 1 Plaza Level 18-A.......................437 0222 Spinneys Umm Suquiem, Al Wasl Rd.............394 0777 Spinneys Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi..................02 681 6678 Ibn Batuta Mall, China Court...........................451 2777 Orchid Beauty Boutique (Shj Ladies Club).....06 506 7878 Rain Lounge (hair/body/nails)............................................ ...................................351 1010, 351 0800, 050 100 5229 Reflection Beauty Care.................394 4595, 394 9906 www.reflectionhairandbeautycentre.com roots salon, Jumeira........................................344 4040 Etihad Mall Mirdif......283 9111; Al Ain....03 784 3686 Al Barsha..........347 3332; Novotel WTC.......310 8206 The Hair Corridor, Jumeirah.......................394 5622 The Hair Shop Salon, Trade Center…...........332 6616 The Hair Shop Salon, Bab Al Shams.…........809 6238 The Hair Shop Salon, Meydan Hotel.............381 3368 The Nail Spa, Arabian Ranches Golf Club….452 2262 Meadows Town Centre…………………….…447 0744 Dubai Mall........................................................339 9078 The Aviation Club ...........................................282 1617 Ibn Batuta Mall.................................................368 5070 Mercato.............................................................349 7766 www.thenailspa.com The Organic Glow Beauty Lounge, Jumeirah...380 4666

BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY Human Relations Institute ............................365 8498 BIRTHDAY PARTIES Crash-in-Castles LLC.............................050 652 4769 Frenzy Events ................................................340 0588 Petting Zoo Parties - PoshPaws Animal Sanctuary... ………...........………........…..............…..050 273 0973 www.poshpawsdubai.com/AnimalSanctuary.aspx

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AUTISM / A.D.D / A.D.H.D Human Relations Institute............................365 8498

BALLOONS Crash-in-Castles LLC.............................050 652 4769 Frenzy Events ...............................................340 0588 Party Zone.......................................................344 8464

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ANTI - CELLULITE TREATMENTS Talise Spa Madinat Jumeirah……...………366 6818


BOTOX Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, behind Jumeirah Plaza, Dubai www.skin-and-laser.com.......................................349 8800 the DentalSPA..............395 2005 / www.thedentalspa.org

BREAST SCREENING CLINIC Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.....................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 Dr. Khalil Sammour MBChB, FRCS Dr. Maren Schulze PhD & MD in General Surgery American Hospital Dubai............................377 6399 Dr. Paul Sayad, Specialist Gen. Surgeon Dr. Nader Salti, Specialist Gen. Surgeon Medcare Hospital, Dubai.............................407 9102 / 255 Dr. Paramjit Luthra, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr. Azza Gouda Ibrahim-Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr. Wafa B. Sulaiman, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr. Shiva H. Krishnan, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist CAKE DECORATING CLASSES Sugarcraft/ PME Courses..........................050 658 3466 Cake decoration & Flower making with supplies.

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

CARDIAC CATH LAB Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah............06 561 9999 Dr. Abhay K. Pande DM, DNB, MD, FACC, FESC Dr. Adel Y. Al Eryani MRCP, ABIM, AB (Card.) Dr. Adel Abushi Facharzt (German Board) Internal, Emergency & Rescue Medicine, Ph.D. in Cardiology & MD in Medicine (Germany)

CARDIAC HEALTH SCREENING Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 260 Dr. Fatemeh Nabavizadeh, Specialist Cardiologist Dr. Same Al Hashmy, Registrar Cardiologist

CARDIOLOGY Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.....................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 Dr. Abhay K. Pande DM, DNB, MD, FACC, FESC Dr. Adel Y. Al Eryani MRCP, ABIM, AB (Card.) Dr. Adel Abushi Facharzt (German Board) Internal, Emergency & Rescue Medicine, Ph.D in Cardiology & MD in Medicine (Germany) Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C....................345 4000 Dr. Mohammad Motaweh Specialist Cardiologist

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Medcare Hospital, Dubai......................407 9101 / 260 Dr. Fatima Nabavizad- Specialist Cardiologist Dr. Same Al Hashmy- Registrar Cardiologist CATARACT & GLAUCOMA SURGERY Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 CHANGE / COACHING SPECIALISTS Beryl Comar MA, MEd, MNLP, CHt.....050 655 4523 Personal & Professional Change www.changedubai.com, 390 2217

CHILD DEVELOPMENT TRAINING Human Relations Institute.............................365 8498 CHILDREN’S THERAPY Awladouna Center for Learning & Rehabilitation Sharjah.......................................................06 538 7538 School for Children with Special Needs: Developmental delays, Autism Spectrum disorders, Down's syndrome, Cerebral Palsy etc Vocational services: Tailoring, Computer printing, Jewellery designing. Website: www.awladouna.net Also available: Speech / Occupational therapy / Psychology assessment and sessions. Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic...... (SpeechTherapy)..............................................349 6333 Human Relations Institute............................365 8498 Safe Center for Autism & Asperger's Syndrome….. ……………………….………394 6411 / 050 451 6363 Music Therapy, Play Therapy

CHIROPODY Chiropody Center, Beach Rd. Villa 780........348 4092 George Stobel, German Board Certified Specialists in Medical Chiropody/ Podiatry Dr. Sami Tabib, DPM (USA), Podiatrist 050 422 3678 Koutar El Abed (Chiropodist, Belgium) Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic....... ..........................................................................349 6333

CHIROPRACTOR Osteopathic Health Centre..348 7366/ 288 8525 / 423 2096 Peter Engmark, Chiropractor / Integrative Care the DentalSPA..........395 2005 / www.thedentalspa.org 24-Hour Emergency...................................050 563 0611 Top Medical Center........................................394 5596 Dr. Neda Nafei, Chiropractor - USA Dr. Chris Owen, Chiropractor CIRCUMCISION Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr. Abbara.....................268 5333 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. M. Istrabadi MD, FRCS, American Board of Urology Dr. Khairallah Al Hussaini MD, FRCS (Glasgow) Medcare Hospital, Dubai......................407 9101 / 145 Dr. Raad Yusufani, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Suhail Kazim, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Amgad Farouk, Consultant Urologist


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

COLONIC HYDROTHERAPY Holistic Healing Medical Centre…..............348 7172 Imar Spa, Umm Al Quwain.....................06 766 4440 Colonic Irrigation, Detox (Ladies Clinic & Hotel Spa) Talise Spa Madinat Jumeirah……...………366 6810 COLORECTAL SURGERY American Hospital Dubai.............................377 6553 Dr. Paul Sayad, Specialist Gen. Surgeon Dr. Nader Salti, Consultant Gen. Surgeon

COLOUR THERAPY W/ ALTEARAH BIO SpaDunya Colour Experience......................439 3669 Also available in: Joy Spa (Ras Al Khaimah)........................07 226 9191 Jumerah Beach Hotel (Pavilion).…........…..406 8835 N.A.I.L.S ........................................................447 3688 Sharanis Wellness Spa (Abu Dhabi).......02 556 2601 Sharjah Ladies Club................................06 506 7777 Synergy Medical Centre …..........................348 5452

COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH EDUCATION The Holistic Institute (KHDA approved)......450 3525 IFPA and ITEC qualification www.theholisticinstitute.org

COMPUTER SERVICES Key Solutions..................................................338 1142 Quick & Reliable support for Home & Offices Wireless Networking, Virus Cleanup, Data Recovery & Backup.

COSMETIC DENTISTRY Al Zahra Private Medical Centre….........…331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 American Dental Clinic, Dubai.....................344 0668 British Dental Clinic......................................342 1318 Dr. Linda Joy Afif, BChD (UK) Cocoona Aesthetic Transformation Centre...394 1090 Cooper Dermatology Clinic......................….346 6671 Dr. Johnny Haddad, DDS, DU, AACD General Dentist General Dental CosmeSurge, Dubai - Jumeirah......................344 5915 CosmeSurge, Dubai - Marina ........................447 1777 www.CosmeSurge.com the DentalSPA.........395 2005 / www.thedentalspa.org 24-Hour Emergency…..…………………050 563 0611 COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY Advanced medical aesthetic treatments Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com...................................349 8800 CosmeSurge, Dubai - Jumeirah......................344 5915 CosmeSurge, Dubai - Marina ........................447 1777 www.CosmeSurge.com Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 226 Dr. Nabeela Mahmood Eid Rashed, Specialist Dermatologist

COSMETIC SURGERY Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com...................................349 8800 Cocoona Aesthetic Transformation Centre..394 1090 Dr. Ashok Govila.....................................050 617 2630 Consultant Plastic Surgeon, FRCS (UK), MS, MCh (Plastic Surgery), Lifeline Medical Center JBR / Dubai Marina - 04 399 1119 COSMETIC THERAPIST Rehabilitation of scar tissue, scar camouflage, permanent make-up corrections. Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 226

COSTUMES & FANCY DRESS Party Zone.......................................................344 8464

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

Transformations Institute......................050 474 5613 UK & USA accredited training in psychological & holistic therapies, incl. Clinical Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Counselling, NLP; also: Biofeedback, EFT & Meridian Therapies, Tai Chi, Qi Gong & Healing Tao Chinese Yoga info@transforminst.com

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


COUNSELLING GNC, German Neuroscience Center................429 8578 www.gncdubai.com Human Relations Institute.................................365 8498 Maria V. Chatila…………..................…....050 455 0103 Family & Relationship Coach Transformations Institute…..................….050 474 5613 For individuals, couples, families, & corporate EAP providers, info@transforminst.com CRANIO-SACRAL THERAPY Osteopathic Health Centre..348 7366/ 288 8525 / 423 2096 Malcolm Gregory, D.O. Russell Hill, B. Sc (Hons) Ost Lauren Whalan, B Sc. Osteopathy, M Ost (AUS) Bassam Husain, D.O. (France) Dr. Nillie Teymouri, Registered Osteopath B.Ost Med.

CROSS CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY Human Relations Institute.................................365 8498

CYCLING Cycle Safe, Stewart Howison......................050 680 4528 Spinneys presents cycle safe at the autodrome; every Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Free for all cyclists but HELMETS essential, young, old, children, mums, dads, fit or not, this is the safest place tolearn ride or just get fit!

DANCE LESSONS Ballet, Tap & Jazz- Marina/ Motor City............050 875 4982 www.LisaDanceDubai.com Cello Music & Ballet Centre (Cello Ballet)..................... ............................................................399 5452 / 422 2452 DanceHorizons............................360 7691, 050 644 2972 Specialized Music & Movement Program from 4 years, RAD Ballet. www.dancehorizons.ae Expressions of Dance & Drama (Expression).................. ................................................02 493 0115 / 056 739 7721 Sharmila Dance…………...........…....……050 858 1083 Hip Hop, Jazz, St. Jazz, Ballet & Lyrical Contemporary classes. www.sharmiladance.com, info@sharmiladance.com The Ballet Centre - R.A.D. Ballet…….........….344 9776 I.S.T.D. Modern, Tap and Jazz. Taekwondo, Hip-Hop, Cheerleading, Mini-musical Theatre, Irish Dancing, Rhythmic Gym, Piano, Fitness and Adult Dance Classes Turning Pointe.............................................050 877 5918 800 BALLET (800 225538), 800 DANCE (800 32623) RAD Ballet 3yrs up. From 6 yrs up Zumba, Glee Club, Hip Hop & Street Jazz. Over 35 Studios throughout the UAE. www.turningpointe.ae DENTAL HYGIENIST American Dental Clinic, Dubai.........................344 0668 Mrs. Roxana Tabrizian, Dental Hygienist Trained & Board Certified Canada DENTAL IMPLANTS Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.....................331 5000

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Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 American Dental Clinic, Dubai.....................344 0668 Dr. Michael R. Ziegler, General Dentist & Implantologist. Trained & Board Certified USA Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologist (ICOI,USA). Cocoona Aesthetic Transformation Centre..394 1090 Cooper Dermatology Clinic…………......….346 6671 Dr. Amin ur Rahman, Harvard University Specialist Dentist Periodontics Dubai Sky Clinic.............................................355 8808 Dr. Rabih Abi Nader, BDS, DES, DESS (Lebanon) Oral Surgeon & Implantologist Medcare Hospital, Dubai......................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Prem Nanda, Orthodontist & Implantologist Dr. Hani Salam, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon the DentalSPA..........395 2005 / www.thedentalspa.org 24 hours emergency...................................050 563 0611

DENTAL LABORATORIES American Dental Laboratory, Dubai............344 3251 Qualident Dental Laboratory...342 7576 / 06 556 4322 Mr. Samer Sabbagh, CDT, Germany Esthetic Crowns and Veneers

DENTISTS Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. Wissam J. Jarouche DDS,CES,DU,DSO (Paris) Dr. Edgard Irany DDS, MS, C.E.S. (France) Dr. Awad Omran Ashekhi BDS, MSc, Ph.D (Eng), MOMSRCPS (Glasgow), Master (laser), Fellowship & Diploma (Implant) (USA) Dr. Said K. Shahwan BDS, HDD, D. Imp.,MSc Dr. Qabas Mohamed Saleh B.D.S. Dr. Mona Omar Suleiman B.D.S., (University of Jordan) American Dental Clinic, Dubai..................344 0668 Dr. Michael R. Ziegler, General Dentist & Implantologist. Board Certified USA Dr. John F Lohse, Orthodontist Trained & Board Certified USA Orthodontic Care for Adults & Children Dr. Hala Al Sakka, DDS, General Dentist Trained & Board Certified Canada & USA, Dr. Sunil Bhoolabhai, BDS, DDS, General Dentist Dr. Deyse Carvalho, DDS, Prosthodontist (Brazil) Mrs. Roxana Tabrizian, Dental Hygienist Trained & Board Certified Canada Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C.............345 4000 Dr. May Abdulmonem Mahdi, Dentist British Dental Clinic.......................................342 1318 Dr. Rodney Harrison, General Dentist, BDS (UK) Dr. Deon Hugo, General Dentist, BChD (SA) Dr. Linda Joy Afif, General Dentist, BChD (UK) Dr. Faisal Munif, General Dentist, BDS (UK) Dr. Caroline Rachel Dunn,General Dentist, BChD (Leeds, UK) Dr. Mehnaz Kamali Periodontist & Implantologist BDS, MFDS, M Clint Dent (Periodontics) KCL


DETOXIFICATION TREATMENT Holistic Healing Medical Centre…..............348 7172 DIABETES COUNSELLING Al Zahra Private Medical Centre................331 5000

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

DIAGNOSTICS Holistic Healing Medical Centre.................348 7172 Medcare Hospital, Dubai....................407 9101 / 124

DIALYSIS Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah........06 561 9999 American Hospital Dubai............................377 6370 Dr. Fahed Kouli, Specialist Nephrologist Dr. V. Khalili, Specialist Nephrologist Medcare Hospital, Dubai....................407 9101 / 141

DIETICIAN See Weight Loss Al Zahra Private Medical Centre...............331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah........06 561 9999 Ms. Maisa F. Odeh BSc., (Food & Nutrition) Ms. Uma Subramaniyam BSc (Food & Nutrition) M.A. (Sociology) American Hospital Dubai............................377 6606 Mariam Saleh, Clinical Dietician, MSc. RD. May El Moghrabi, Dietician Medcare Hospital, Dubai....................407 9101 / 226 Mr. Mohamed El Syed El Falahgi, Dietitian

DIGESTIVE & LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY General & Laparoscopic Surgery Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 145 Dr. Raad Yusufani, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Suhail Kazim, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Emad Fayyad, Consultant Gastroenterologist

DOG TRAINING Dubai Kennels & Cattery............................285 1646 website: www.dkc.ae Homely Petz............................................050 871 7073 www.homelypetz.com, training@homelypetz.com UK, US, Hungarian Certified Canine Obedience Trainers: Members of Association of Pet Dog Trainers DYSLEXIA ASSESSMENT & REMEDIATION Lexicon Reading Center........................050 795 4428 www.LexiconReadingCenter.org

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

Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah........06 561 9999 Dr. Nagwa Khalil Akasha MBBCh., MRCP (Ire), CIDC (UK) Dr. Nishanth Sanalkumar MBBS, MD, Diplomate American Board Dr. Rima Tahhan MD, Diabetes Dip (UK), American Board Internal Medicine American Hospital Dubai............................377 6876 Dr. M. Al Shammaa, Sp. Endocrinologist Dr. H. Penninckx, Sp. Endocrinologist

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MRD (Perio) RCSED, CCST (UK) Dr. Y.S. Tosun, DDS, MS. PhD., Orthodontist Dr. Hani Abd-ul-Salam, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, BSc, MSc, DDS, PhD, OMFSA(Canada) Dr. Leila Hariri, DDS (USA)........................349 9433 Dubai Sky Clinic…………...…….................355 8808 Dr. Maximilian Riewer, DDS (Germany) General Dentistry Dr. Marlies Homann, DDS (Germany) General Dentistry Dr. Rabih Abi Nader, BDS, DES, DESS (Lebanon) Oral Surgeon & Implantologist Dr. Rabih Mahfouz, BDS, DUO (France) Orthodontist Dr. Philippe Sleiman, PhD (USA) Endodontist Dr. Vladimir Pijevcevic, DDS (Serbia) General Dentistry Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Sinan Salim, Conservative Dentist Dr. Lubab Jassim Mohammed, Paedodontist Dr. Hani A. Salam, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon Swedish Dental Clinic, Deira....223 1297/ 050 588 2213 The only Swedish Dental Clinic in Dubai since '85. We do Implants, Orthodontics, Prosthetics & Cosmetic Dentistry w/ our Swedish Dentists. High quality & competitive price. the DentalSPA.........395 2005 / www.thedentalspa.org 24 hours emergency..................................050 563 0611 Top Medical Center (Branch), Grosvenor House..........317 6569/ 395 8159/ 395 8584 Dr. Cornelia Prevot, GP Dentist


EAR, NOSE & THROAT SPECIALISTS Al Zahra Private Medical Centre….................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 Dr. Faheem A. Tadros MBBS, FRCS (UK) Dr. Yahya Kabil MBBCh., DLO (Lon.), FRCS (Edin.) Dr. Lekha K. Kapoor MBBS, DORL, MS (ENT) (Mumbai), DOHNS, MRCS Ed, MSc (Voice) (London) Dr. Fouad Al Barri MBBS, MD American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6450 Dr. Muaaz Tarabichi, ENT Specialist Dr. Carmelo Barbaccia, Specialist Otolaryngologist Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C....................345 4000 Dr. Tarek Eissa ENT Specialist Dr. Michel Charles Szalay ENT Specialist Medcare Hospital, Dubai..........................407 9101 / 256 Dr. Mohamad I. El - Naggar, Consultant ENT Dr. Nikita Malhotra, Specialist ENT EAR PROTECTIONS Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 256 Mr. Riza A.V, Audiologist Widex Emirates Hearing Care....................06 544 7332

ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS Shop online for Eco-Products...........................332 7693 Website: www.thegreenecostore.com E-mail: contactus@thegreenecostore.com

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST Human Relations Institute................................365 8498 Osteopathic Health Centre..348 7366/ 288 8525 / 423 2096 Jeannine Deitos (Clinical Psychologist) Top Medical Center (Branch), Grosvenor House.................317 6569/ 395 8159/ 395 8584 Evelyn Seika, Educational Psychologist Practitioner

EMERGENCY MEDICINE (See Family General Practice) Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 24 hour Emergency Service in all specialties. American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6644 Dr. Imad Fakhani, G.P. (Emergency) Dr. H. Abdul Latif, Sp. ER Physician Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 136 Neuro Spinal Hospital........................................315 7777 Dr Ahmed Moneir Kamal Dr Ahmed Mohammad Abdelhameed Dr Susan Hosseini Nasab Dr Husameddine Darouei EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE (EFT) Beryl Comar MA,MEd,MNLP,CHt............050 655 4523 EFT Training & Coaching, www.changeassociates.ae

ENDOCRINOLOGY Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.....................331 5000

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Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. Nagwa Khalil Akasha MBBCh., MRCP(Ireland), CIDC(UK) Dr. Nishanth Sanalkumar MBBS, MD Diplomate American Board Dr. Rima Tahhan MD, Diabetes Dip (UK), American Board Internal Medicine American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6893 Dr. M. Al Shammaa, Sp. Endocrinologist Dr. H. Penninckx, Sp. Endocrinologist ENDOCRINOLOGY & DIABETES Abuhammour Medical Centre......................363 5353 Dr. Khalid Al Ghofaili, MD

ENTERTAINMENT & EVENT MANAGEMENT Crash-in-Castles LLC.............................050 652 4769

EVENTS Flaming Trio Events…….......396 4888/ 050 631 0585 Provides professional flair bartenders. Bar & Furniture rental for all events. Event Consultancy, Decor (floral) for Weddings, Private Parties & Corporate Events. info@flamingtrioevents.com; www.flamingtrioevents.com EXECUTIVE HEALTH SCREENING Medcare Hospital, Dubai......................407 9101 / 102 EXERCISE / FITNESS CONSULTATION Gold Salon.......................................................321 1423

FAMILY GENERAL PRACTICE See General Practitioners Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic..349 6333

FAMILY MEDICINE Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic...349 6333 Top Medical Center (Branch), Grosvenor House..............317 6569/ 395 8159/ 395 8584 Dr. Charlotte Zoeller, Specialist Family Medicine Dr. Mavluda McDonnell, Specialist Family Medicine FERTILITY CLINIC Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr. Abbara....................268 5333 Al Zahra Private Medical Centre................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Dr. Mrs. Urmil Verma FRCOG (UK) Dr. Mrs. Nafissa El Serafi FRCOG (UK) Dr. Mrs. Ameera Zoheer MS (Alex.) Dr. Mrs. Shama Nawaz MRCOG (UK), MRCP (Ire.) Dr. Rabab Medhi Hilmy MBBCh, CABGO Dr. Tahrir A. Ali, MBChB, Diploma in Gynae & Obs., Arab Board in Gynae. & Obs., MRCOG MBChB, DGO, MRCOG, FRCOG Conceive- The Gynaecology & Fertility Hospital .......................................050 847 5666 / 06 577 1822 Dr. Pankaj Shrivastav, M.D, FRCOG Dr. Wafa Gyn & Fertility Centre….............437 7520 Dr. Khalil Wafa, FRCOG (UK) Consultant Gynaecologist & Reproductive Medicine


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

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

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

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

FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY Dr. Raymond H. Hamden, Ph.D (USA).......365 8498

GASTROENTEROLOGY Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Dr. Srinath P. Dore MD (Swiss), Belgian Boards(Gastro.) Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. Thomas James MBBS, MD, DM (Gastro.) American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6893 Dr. Regina Will, Sp. Gastroenterologist Dr. Sudhir Pandya, Sp. Gastroenterologist Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Dr. Anand Nathwani Specialist Gastroenterologist Medcare Hospital, Dubai......................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Emad Fayyad , Consultant Gastroenterologist GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY Abuhammour Medical Centre......................363 5353 Dr. Adnan Abu Hammour, MD, American Board Certified

GENERAL PRACTITIONERS See Family/General Medicine Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Dr. Ahmed El Ghalayini MBBCh. Dr. Thomas Abraham MBBS, MD Dr. Soobia Raza MD, MRCGP (Int., FCPS (Fam. Med.) Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. Abdullah Davoodbhoy MBBCh. Dr. Kamla Vaswani MBBS, DCH Dr. M. Salahuddin MBBS Dr. Mervat Mansour MBBCh., DO Dr. Samia Wadie Samy MBBCh, Paediatric Dip Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Dr. Marco Labib Anton General Practitioner Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic....... ..........................................................................349 6333 Medcare Hospital, Dubai......................407 9101 / 136 Dr. Shadi Najem, General Practitioner Dr. Ammar Hassan, General Practitioner Dr. Sabah Jarallah, General Practitioner Dr. Hind Khalid Mohammed, General Practitioner Dr. Warka'a Al Saeed, General Practitioner Dr. Bina Nasim, General Practitioner Dr. Atique Ur Rehman, General Practitioner Dr. Ali Sabah, General Practitioner Dr. Saima Khan, General Practitioner Synergy Integrated Medical Centre.............348 5452 Dr. Rachel Hayek GENERAL SURGERY Abbara Poly Clinic.........................................268 5333 Dr. Ismail Abbara (Fachartz Frankfurt University) Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000

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

GASTRIC BANDING & GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6553 Dr. Paul Sayad, Specialist Gen. Surgeon Dr. Nader Salti, Consultant Gen. Surgeon

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Fakih IVF (Dubai & Abu Dhabi)….…..….. 349 7600 IVF, ICSI, PGD, Mini IVF, Natural Cycle IVF, IUI, PCOS


Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 Dr. Khalil Sammour MB.Ch.B - FRCS Dr. Istabrak Al Imam MBChB, M.B., FRCS (Ed) Dr. Maren Schulze PhD & MD in General Surgery American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6553 Dr. Paul Sayad, Specialist Gen. Surgeon Dr. Nader Salti, Consultant Gen. Surgeon Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C....................345 4000 Dr. Nabil Abdullah Khattab Specialist General Surgeon Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 145 Dr. Raad Yusufani, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Suhail Kazim, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Mario Patricolo, Specialist Paediatric Surgeon GERIATRICS (AGING) American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6877 Dr. S. Meenrajan, Sp. Geriatrics Medicine

GYNAECOLOGISTS & OBSTETRICS Abbara Poly Clinic.............................................268 5333 Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.....................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 Dr. Mrs. Urmil Verma FRCOG (UK) Dr. Mrs. Nafissa El Serafi FRCOG (UK) Dr. Mrs. Ameera Zoheer MS (Alex.) Dr. Mrs. Shama Nawaz MRCOG (UK), MRCP (Ire.) Dr. Rabab Medhi Hilmy MBBCh, CABGO Dr. Tahrir A. Ali, MBChB, Diploma in Gynae & Obs., Arab Board in Gynae. & Obs., MRCOG MBChB, DGO, MRCOG, FRCOG American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6879 Dr. A.C. Rajalakshmi, Specialist Obs/Gyn Dr. O. Braithwaite, Consultant Obs/Gyn Dr. N. Salahuddin, Consultant Obs/Gyn Dr. Maia Danielson, Consultant Obs/Gyn Dr. Mia Branch, Consultant Obs/Gyn Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C....................345 4000 Dr. Galina Kalatova Specialist OBS/ GYN Dr. Amal William Specialist OBS/ GYN Dr. Munima Habib Specialist OBS/GYN (under supervision) Conceive- The Gynaecology & Fertility Hospital.......... ...............................................050 847 5666 / 06 577 1822 Dr. Pankaj Shrivastav, M.D, FRCOG Dr. Leila Soudah Clinic.....................................395 5591 Specialist Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Facharzt, Germany. Part-time Doctor in American Hospital Dubai and City Hospital Dubai. Dr. Wafa Gyn & Fertility Centre……........…..437 7520 Dr. Khalil Wafa, FRCOG (UK) Laparoscopic Gynaecological Surgeon Fetal Medicine & Genetic Center.....................360 4040 Dr. Afshin Pour Mirza, PhD (Germany) Dr. Soraya Farah, MD (France)

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Medcare Hospital, Dubai.......................407 9101 / 255 Dr. Paramjit Luthra, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr. Azza Gouda Attia Ibrahim, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr. Wafa Sulaiman Al Nasseri, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr. Shiva H Krishnan, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist New Hope Gynaecology Fertility Hospital…............ .....................................................................06 525 4446 Dr. Dieter Struller Dr. Asma Munir www.newhopegfhospital.com, Fax: 06 525 4447 Right Medical Centre, Sharjah…..……....06 555 1575 Dr. Clemencia Tan Montecillo - Sp. “A” Gynae & Obstetrics - Filipina Top Medical Center (Branch), Grosvenor House............317 6569/ 395 8159/ 395 8584 Dr Dolores Ruth Kent, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology

HAEMORRHOIDS Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr. Abbara.....................268 5333 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6553 Dr. Paul Sayad, Specialist Gen. Surgeon Dr. Nader Salti, Consultant Gen. Surgeon Jehad International Medical Clinic..............331 1773 Dr. Jehad Al Masri, General General Surgery GP (General Surgeon), email: info@jimc.ae Medcare Hospital, Dubai......................407 9101 / 145 Dr. Raad Yusufani, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Suhail Kazim, Consultant General Surgeon

HAIR EXTENSIONS Gold Salon...............................321 1423, 050 625 0288 Great Lengths to go................321 5162, 050 535 5527 Hairdreams Salon...343 8828/ 312 2410/ 050 679 7916 Karkafi Hair……......….………..352 8711 / 262 6206 roots salon (Great Lengths), Jumeira..............344 4040 Etihad Mall Mirdif......283 9111; Al Ain.....03 784 3686 Al Barsha..........347 3332; Novotel WTC........310 8206 Toni&Guy Salon (Natural Soft Press Link)...324 4900 HAIR PRODUCTS Great Lengths Hair Extensions.....................321 5162 Great Lengths UAE...................................050 625 0288 Exclusive Distributors and Educators JOICO Hair Colors & Hair care..................282 2555 label.m, Lee Stafford (Vogue Trading).........286 8919 Tanagra at Gold Salon...................................321 1423

HAIR REMOVAL Aesthetica Clinic..........269 8005 / 429 8533 / 342 8383 Complimentary consultation Specialist in minimally invasive rejuvenation procedures. Most Advanced Lasers & Light based systems on the market. Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800


HAIR TRANSPLANTATION Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Sajjad Haider Khan, Specialist In Hair Restoration Surgery HAIRDRESSERS Gold Salon......................................................321 1423 Reflection Beauty Care................394 4595, 394 9906 www.reflectionhairandbeautycentre.com roots salon, Jumeira........................................344 4040 Etihad Mall Mirdif......283 9111; Al Ain....03 784 3686 Al Barsha.........347 3332; Novotel WTC........310 8206 The Hair Corridor, Jumeirah......................394 5622 Toni&Guy, Grand Hyatt Hotel....................324 4900 Toni&Guy, DIFC Marble Walk...................330 3345

HEARING AIDS Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 101 Mr. Riza A.V, Audiologist Widex Emirates Hearing Care................06 544 7332 Widex Medical, Dubai...................................343 3950 Widex Medical, Abu Dhabi......................02 634 0670

HEART CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE American Hospital Dubai.............................377 6364 Dr. Khaldoun Taha, Consultant Cardiologist Prof. Dr. Uwe Klima, Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Omar Hallak, Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Abdalla Elsebaey, Assoc. Cardiac Surgeon HERNIA Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr. Abbara....................268 5333 American Hospital Dubai.............................377 6553 Dr. Paul Sayad, Specialist Gen. Surgeon Dr. Nader Salti, Consultant Gen. Surgeon

HOLISTIC MEDICINE Holistic Healing Medical Centre..................348 7172

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

HUMAN RESOURCE CONSULTANCY Human Relations Institute............................365 8498

HYDRO THERAPY Osteopathic Health Centre.348 7366/ 288 8525 / 423 2096

HYPNOTHERAPIST Beryl Comar MA,MEd, MNLP, CHt........050 655 4523 Hypnotist 25+ yrs. Training Hypnotists since '96 Only faculty member of NGH in Middle East www.changedubai.com, www.changeassociates.ae Transformations Institute…….........….050 474 5613 Harley Street Senior Clinical Consultant & Professional Practitioner Trainer, Dr Leila Edwards info@transforminst.com

ICE SKATING Sharjah Ladies Club..................................06 506 7822 IMPLANTOLOGIST British Dental Clinic......................................342 1318 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Prem Nanda, Orthodontist & Implantologist Dr. Hani Salam, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

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

INTERIOR DESIGN St. Tropez Design...................336 2003, 050 795 1390 Interior, landscaping, pool..................www.stdubai.com

INTERNAL MEDICINE

Talise Spa Madinat Jumeirah……...……366 6810 Dr. Elisabeth Makk, Specialist Internal Medicine

Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Dr. M. Hosni Gomaa MBBS, DC, DM,MRCP (UK) Dr. Elias Sayegh MD, MACP (USA), Dr. Ghada Eid Hassan Abu Houli MBBCh.,MRCP (UK) Dr. Tariq Ziad Kutob MD, American Board Internal Medicine Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic....... ..........................................................................349 6333 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 141 Dr. Mazen Raid Naba, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr. Salvin George, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr. Same Al Hashmy, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr. Ihab Mohd Ramadan, Specialist Internal Medicine Right Medical Centre, Sharjah…...……..06 555 1575 Dr. Nand Kishore Gupta, Physician 050 635 9821

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

HOSPITALIST American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6877 Dr. Saria Gouher, Specialist Internal Med. Dr. Samir Ahmad, Geriatrician / Hospitalist

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Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 226


INTERVENTIONAL NEURO RADIOLOGY Neuro Spinal Hospital.....................315 7725 / 315 7722 Stenting, Coiling & Embolization Dr Sandeep K. B.

JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGEONS Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 Dr. Kerim A. Attara FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Edin) Dr. Deepak Bhatia FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Glas.) Dr. Shoaib Farooq Mughal MBBS, MRCSEd (UK), FRCS (Ire) Dr. Mujeeb Shaik MBBS, MS (Ortho) FRCS (Ed.) FRCS (Trauma & Ortho) UK Neuro Spinal Hospital.....................315 7761 / 315 7875 Dr Matthias Honl Dr Hans Fuchs

KENNELS & CATTERY Al Zubair Animal Care............06 743 5988, 050 647 6487 www.azacuae.com Animal Care Centre....................................050 646 7792 www.animalcarecentre.biz Deira Veterinary Clinic.............258 1881, 050 651 6440 website: www.dr-azziz.com Dubai Kennels & Cattery..................................285 1646 website: www.dkc.ae Homely Petz.......................050 871 7072 / 050 871 7073 www.homelypetz.com, info@homelypetz.com Pet sitting, dog training, on-line pet store. Pets Oasis................www.petsoasisuae.com, 06 766 2397 Posh Paws Kennels & Cattery...................050 273 0973 www.poshpawsdubai.com LANDSCAPING St. Tropez Design.......................336 2003, 050 795 1390 Interior, landscaping, pool..................www.stdubai.com

LANGUAGE CENTRES The Arabic Language Centre……...............….331 5600 Specialists in teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language to Adults Dar-el-ilm school of languages......................…331 0221 Arabic for Kids and Foreign Languages to Adults & Kids www.dubailanguages.com

LAPAROSCOPY Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.....................331 5000 Dr. Mrs. Urmil Verma FRCOG (UK) Dr. Mrs. Nafissa El Serafi FRCOG (UK) American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6879 Dr. Paul Sayad, Specialist Gen. Surgeon Dr. Nader Salti, Consultant Gen. Surgeon Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Raad Yusufani, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Suhail Kazim, Consultant General Surgeon LASER BIRTHMARKS REMOVAL Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com...................................349 8800

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LASER HAEMORRHOIDECTOMY Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. M. Istrabadi MD, FRCS, American Board of Urology Jehad International Medical Clinic..............331 1773 Dr. Jehad Al Masri, General General Surgery GP (General Surgeon), email: info@jimc.ae

LASER HAIR REMOVAL Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com...................................349 8800 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6958 Dr. Syed Shah, Specialist Dermatologist Dr. Roula Amer, Specialist Dermatologist Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Dr. Mrs. Masa Lekic Laser Therapist Cocoona Aesthetic Transformation Centre...394 1090 Cooper Dermatology Clinic.................……..346 6671 Sidra Zia, U.S. Laser Technician CosmeSurge, Dubai - Jumeirah......................344 5915 CosmeSurge, Dubai - Marina ........................447 1777 www.CosmeSurge.com the DentalSPA..........395 2005 / www.thedentalspa.org

LASER SKIN SURGERY Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah….....06 561 9999 Dr. Esther Ferrao Rodrigues MD (Skin & Veneral Diseases), MBBS Dr. Jobeetha Yoosuf MBBS, DDSc. Derm (UK) MSc. Derm (UK) Dr. med. Samir Hantirah MBChB, MSc., Facharzt, MD Dr. Mustafa Marai MBChB, MSc. (UK) FRCP (Ireland) Dr. Samer Kudsi Belgium Board Dermatology & Venereology American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6958 Dr. Syed Shah, Specialist Dermatologist Dr. Roula Amer, Specialist Dermatologist LASER VEIN REMOVAL Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Laser Vein removal, Sclerotherapy, Surgery Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com...................................349 8800 Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Dr. Mrs. Masa Lekic Laser Therapist LASER WARTS Al Rustom’s Medical and Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com...................................349 8800 LASIK (REFRACTIVE SURGERY) Al Zahra Private Medical Centre................331 5000 Atlanta Vision Clinic……….......................348 6233


MARRIAGE & FAMILY COUNSELLING Human Relations Institute............................365 8498

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

MASSAGES (also see Aromatherapy) eSSensuals Aromatherapy Centre................344 8776 Golden Crown Massage Centre Dubai Marina….…….............395 0905 / 056 747 4560 Al Barsha................................422 1147 / 056 694 5202 Spadunya Colour Experience (JBR)….........439 3669 Top Medical Center........................................394 5596

LEGAL Arkhurst & Abdellah Consultancy JLT (Business Lawyers)...............363 3637 / 055 882 7328

LIP ENLARGEMENT Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 Dr. Ashok Govila.....................................050 617 2630 Consultant Plastic Surgeon, FRCS (UK), MS, MCh (Plastic Surgery), Lifeline Medical Center JBR / Dubai Marina - 04 399 1119

LITHOTRIPSY - ESWL Removal of Kidney Stones without surgery Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr. Abbara....................268 5333 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Dr. M. Istrabadi MD, FRCS, American Board of Urology Dr. Khairallah Al Hussaini MD, FRCS (Glas.) Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 102 LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE Get on Track............380 5569 / Fax No…....380 5579 Semir Bakija BSc, MLD Therapist Nora Straeter BSc, MLD Therapist Elena Stefaniu BSc, MLD Therapist

MAINTENANCE TASKforce Technical Services......................800 8275 MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENING Al Zahra Private Medical Centre................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 American Hospital Dubai.............................377 6642 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 124

MEDITATIVE ARTS Twin Hearts Meditation..............368 8067 / 368 8104 Fax: 368 8121; Email: phfdubai@emirates.net.ae

MEMBERSHIP Marah Party Town....................................06 506 7744

NAIL STUDIOS The Nail Beautique.........................................348 1888 NATUROPHATIC MEDICINE Synergy Integrated Medical Centre.............348 5452 Dr. Parviz Rashvand

NEPHROLOGY Kidney Diseases Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. Adil M. Al-Rawi MBChB, M.R.C.P Dr. Sameh El Sayed MBCh Internal Medicine American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6553 Dr. Fahed Kouli, Specialist Nephrologist Dr. V. Khalili, Specialist Nephrologist Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 256

NEURO-LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING (NLP) Beryl Comar MA, MEd, MNLP, CHt..........050 655 4523 Gold Master Trainer, Trainer of the Year 2007 NLP Coach Confidential, www.changeassociates.ae Global NLP………….......….......…....…050 474 5613 Trainers personally 'highly recommended' by NLP coFounder, Dr Richard Bandler. Only international Society of NLP Licensed Centre in UAE. Individual coaching & NLP Practitioner & Master Practitioner-Coach courses. info@transforminst.com Matrix Consulting (Training)…….................343 2555 NLP Certification programs, Time Line Therapy®, Hypnosis, NLP Coaching

NEURO-MUSCULAR/ REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPIST Osteopathic Health Centre.348 7366/ 288 8525 / 423 2096 Naomi Cassrels Dip NMT, MT (NZ)

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

MARTIAL ARTS Breath & Health, Al Wasl Road….............…348 9940 TAI CHI (Adult), KUNG FU (Kids)

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LEARNING DISABILITIES Human Relations Institute............................365 8498


NEURO SURGERY Brain and Spine Surgery American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6629 Dr. K. Shunnar, Consultant Neurosurgeon Dr. P. Bhattathiri, Specialist Neurosurgeon Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Dubai.376 8400 Dr. Hassan Kadri, Consultant Neurological Surgeon Neuro Spinal Hospital.....................315 7711 / 315 7758 Dr Abdul Karim Msaddi Dr Lothar Russegger Dr Karim Ben Hamouda Dr Catalin Majer Dr Tarek El Madhoun Dr Sebouh Kassis NEUROGENIC BLADDER Neuro Spinal Hospital.....................315 7877 / 315 7876 Dr Ramiz Atassi Dr Kaydar Al Chlabi NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 Dr. Vishwadarshi Jaiswal MS, MCh. Neurosurgery Fellow Skull Base Surgery (USA)

NEUROLOGIST Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.....................331 5000 Dr. Harith Hamdan MBChB, DCN (Neurology) University of London (UK) Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 Dr. Abdullah Haroon MD, Diplomate American Board of Neurology Dr. Sharmila Changkakoti MBBS, MD, DM Dr. Ghassan George Haddad American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6893 Dr. Mohd. Ismail, Specialist Neurologist Dr. Stefan Diez, Specialist Neurologist Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C....................345 4000 Dr. Khalid Al Saffar Specialist Neurologist GNC, German Neuroscience Center................429 8578 www.gncdubai.com Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Amin Abdullah Al Shawabkeh, Specialist Neurologist Neuro Spinal Hospital.....................315 7877 / 315 7876 Dr Sarmed Al Fahad Dr Sarmad Al Shammaa NEUROPHYSIOLOGY Neuro Spinal Hospital.....................315 7877 / 315 7876 Dr Sarmed Al Fahad

NUCLEAR MEDICINE Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 Dr. Shekhar V. Shikare MBBS,DRM,DNB (Nuc.Med.) American Board Certified Nuclear Cardiologist American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6643 Dr. Shah Numani, Consultant NM/PET-CT

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NURSERY (PRIVATE) See Schools Aga Khan Early Learning Centre................336 7676 http://www.agakhanschools.org/akelc/ Al Salam Private School & Nursery.............267 9594 website: www.alsalamschool.sch.ae email: info@alsalamschool.sch.ae Basateen Pre-School Centre.....................06 506 7717 British Orchard Nursery, Bur Dubai............398 3536 Jumeirah.…..........395 3570, Sharjah.........06 522 6710 Abu Dhabi............02 445 9892 / 3 website: www.britishorchardnursery.com Cocoon Nursery, Jumeira 3...........................394 9394 Foundation Stage 1 level www.cocoonnursery.com Emirates British Nursery, Mirdif..................288 9222 Umm Sequim.....348 9996, Motorcity.......056 179 7744 First Steps Nursery Montessori....348 6301 / 348 6302 www.firststepsdubai.com Hopscotch Nursery.........................................328 2226 Jebel Ali Village Nurseries JBR Branch ................................................424 3791 / 2 Umm Suqeim 3.......................348 6720 / 056 747 8133 Meadows Branch..............................................422 4222 Arabian Ranches Branch................................. 368 9882 Lakes……………………….....................……454 8404 www.jebelalinursery.com Jumeirah International Nurseries Al Safa branch (www.jinspire.com)................394 5567 Al Wasl branch (www.jinschools.com)...........349 9065 Kid's Island Nursery, Jumeira 3....394 2578 / 79 / 80 Infant & Nursery level www.kidsislandnursery.com Ladybird Nursery..........................................344 1011 From 18 mos.- 4 1/2 years. Timings: 8am-12.30pm Learning Land Nursery Mirdif.....................454 2082 New Safa Nursery..........................................342 9575 www.safanurseriesdubai.ae; newsafa@eim.ae Rising Stars Nursery, www.rsn.ae.................348 8805 Timings: 8:30am-12:30pm, 2pm, 3pm Ages: 6mths - 4 yrs Safa Kindergarten Nursery School..............344 3878 www.safanurseriesdubai.ae; safakgn@eim.ae Seashells Nursery at Al Barsha....................341 3404 www.seashellsnursery.com Small Steps Nursery Mirdif..........................288 3347 Email: smallstepsnursery@hotmail.com Step by Step Nursery School.........................447 3445 Tender Love and Care (TLC).......................367 1636 www.tenderloveandcare.com Tiny Home Montessori Nursery...................346 5240 Fax no. 346 5250; www.tiny-home.com Email: tinyhome.dubai@gmail.com

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

OBESITY MANAGEMENT Abuhammour Medical Centre......................363 5353 Al Taie Center for Laparoscopic & Obesity Surgery ……………....……………………….....…….342 1999


ONCOLOGY / HEMATOLOGY Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6369 Dr. Maroun Khoury, Consultant Oncologist Dr. Faraz Khan, Consultant Oncologist OPEN MRI SCREENING Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 124

ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEON British Dental Clinic......................................342 1318 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 230 Dr. Hani Abdul Salam, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

ORTHODONTISTS Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Dr. Edgard Irany DDS, MS, CES (France).

ORTHOPAEDISTS Abuhamour Medical Center.........................363 5353 Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Dr. Kerim A. Attara, FRCS (Eng.), FRCS (Edin.) Dr. Deepak Bhatia, FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Glas.) Dr. Shoaib Farooq Mughal MBBS, MRCSEd (UK), FRCS (Ire) Dr. Mujeeb Shaik MBBS, MS (Ortho) FRCS (Ed.) FRCS (Trauma & Ortho) UK American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6553 Dr. S. Tarabichi, Sp. Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. H. Vanderschmidt, Sp. Ortho Surgeon Dr. Volker Henning, Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Ghazwan Maki, Sp. Orthopedics Dr. Tarek Abuzakuk, Orthopedic Surgeon Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Dr. Tabet al Sadek Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Dubai..376 8400 Dr. Chris Whately, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Imtiaz Hashmi, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Anwar Sadath, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Barry McKillop, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Lucia Heras-Garcia, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon. Dr. Maan Taba, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Salman Farrukh Hameed, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Azzam Fayyad, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Nikola Vagic, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Neuro Spinal Hospital.................315 7761 / 315 7875 Dr Matthias Honl Dr Hans Fuchs Right Medical Centre, Sharjah….......…..06 555 1575 Dr. Arvind Salian - Sp. “A” Orthopedic Surgeon ORTHOTICS Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic..349 6333

OSTEOPATH Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic..349 6333

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OPHTHALMOLOGISTS Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah............06 561 9999 Dr. Niaz A. Khan FRCS (Ire.) Dr. Sandip Mitra FRCS (Edin.), FRCOphth. (UK) Dr. Nazimul Hussain MBBS, MS, DNB, Fellow vitreoretinal diseases American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6450 Dr. Nadim Habash, Sp. Ophthalmologist Dr. Ammar Safar, Sp. Ophthalmologist Atlanta Vision Clinic…….........…............….348 6233 Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Dr. Samir Jamal Specialist Opthalmic Surgeon Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 230 Dr. Lama Toufiq Sharbek, Specialist Ophthalmologist Dr. Mohamed El Zawahry, Specialist Ophthalmologist Moorfields Eye Hospital, Dubai....................429 7888 Vitreoretinal, Corneal, Refractive, Oculoplastic Surgery Dr. Chris Canning FRCS, FRCOphth, MRCP, FCP Dr. Edmondo Borasio Med CBQ Ophth, FEBO Dr. Andrea Sciscio MD, FRCOphth Dr. Renata A. Puertas, MD, CBO, AMRCOpth Dr. Clare Roberts, MA (Cantab), BM BCh (Oxon),FRCOphth. Dr. Edoardo Zinicola, MD Dr. Jana Sheqem, MD Synergy Integrated Medical Centre.............348 5452

American Dental Clinic, Dubai.....................344 0668 Dr. John F Lohse, Orthodontist Trained & Board Certified USA Orthodontic Care for Adults & Children. British Dental Clinic......................................342 1318 Dr. Y.S. Tosun, DDS, MS. PhD, Orthodontist. Charly PolyClinic.................337 9191 / 050 213 9191 Dr. Joseph Varghese, Specialist Dentist Orthodontics MS (USA) American Board Certified Cocoona Aesthetic Transformation Centre.394 1090 Dubai Sky Clinic.............................................355 8808 Dr. Rabih Mahfouz, BDS, DUO (France) Conventional and Invisible Orthodontics Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Prem Nanda, Orthodontist & Implantologist

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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Mirdif Center for Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, Uptown Mirdif Dubai……………........……..255 9297 Fadi Shkour - Occupational Therapist Neuro Spinal Hospital...................................315 7834 Safe Center for Autism & Asperger's Syndrome....... …………............…....………394 6411 / 050 451 6363


Osteopathic Health Centre..348 7366/ 288 8525 / 423 2096 Malcolm Gregory, D.O Russell Hill, B Sc. (Hons) Ost Aziza Zubeidi, B Sc. (Hons) Osteopathy (UK) Lauren Whalan, B Sc. Osteopathy, M. Ost (AUS) Bassam Husain, D.O. (France) Saiqa Rizwani, Registered Osteopath / Dorn Therapist Dr. Nillie Teymouri, Registered Osteopath B.Ost Med. PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 230 Dr. Lubab Jassim Mohammed, Paedodontist PAEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY Al Rustom’s Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeirah Plaza, Dubai www.skin-and-laser.com......................................349 8800

PAEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY / HEMATOLOGY American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6369 Dr. N. Mahgoub, Cons. Pediatric Onc/Hem

PAEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON Neuro Spinal Hospital.....................315 7761 / 315 7875 Dr Matthias Honl

PAEDIATRIC SURGERY Dr. Jaouni, Wasfi, FRCS Ed, FACS...................295 0660 Consultant Paediatric Surgeon General Paediatric Surgery & Paediatric Urology PAEDIATRIC UROLOGY Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr. Abbara.........................268 5333 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 Dr. M. Istrabadi MD, FRCS, American Board of Urology

PAEDIATRICIAN Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.....................331 5000 Dr. M. Al Soufi, Master & Arab Board Paed., FRCP (Paed. Cardiology) Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 Dr. M. Aslam Kazi DCH, MCPS, FRCPCH (UK) Dr. Randa M. Bushnaq DCH, MRCP (UK) Dr. Fuad Z. Khan MRCPCH (UK), DCH, CCST (Paed) Dr. Nisha Soares MD, DNB, DCH,MRCPCH(UK) Dr. Sameh Ali MD, Paediatrics Dr. Allaud Din MBBS, DCH (Dublin), MRCPCH (UK), MRCP (Ire.) Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C....................345 4000 Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Mohammed Specialist Pediatrician Dr. Wasfi Jaouni Consultant Pediatric Surgeon Dr. Mazen Pediatric Speciality Clinic Motor City.........374 6862 / 055 514 8114 / 050 644 8862 Medgate Center (Jumeirah)........395 2575 / 050 644 8862 Dr. Mazen Abou Chaaban, Consultant Paediatrician & Pediatric Nephrologist. E: drmazen@drmazenpediatric.com

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Medcare Hospital, Dubai…............….407 9101 / 119 Dr. Shahid Gauhar, Specialist Neonatologist Dr. S. M Anees, Specialist Paediatrician Dr. Indira Tahmiscija Bakija, Specialist Paediatrician Dr. Hisham Maree Khalil, Specialist Paediatrician Dr. Mario Patricolo, Specialist Paediatric Surgeon Medical Specialist Center - ALBARSHA....340 9495 Dr Omid Samadian, Specialist Pediatrician Top Medical Center (Branch), Grosvenor House...........317 6569/ 395 8159/ 395 8584 Dr Laura Fidalgo Marron, Specialist Paediatrician

PAEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY Dr. Mazen Pediatric Speciality Clinic Motor City.....374 6862 / 055 514 8114 / 050 644 8862 Medgate Center (Jumeirah)....395 2575 / 050 644 8862 Dr. Mazen Abou Chaaban, Consultant Paediatrician & Pediatric Nephrologist. E: drmazen@drmazenpediatric.com

PAEDIATRICS Treatment of all childhood illness; Assessment of growth and development; Immunisation; Kidney diseases in children and bedwetting. American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6488 Dr. Abed Aydin, Specialist Pediatrician Dr. Omer Ahmed, Consultant Pediatrician Dr. S. Kalyanasundaram, Specialist Pediatrician

PAIN MANAGEMENT Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com...................................349 8800 Wooridul Spine Centre…………....…….….304 6767

PARENTING Human Relations Institute.............................365 8498 PARTY SOLUTIONS Crash-in-Castles LLC.............................050 652 4769

PARTY SUPPLIES Party Zone.......................................................344 8464 Party Universe................................................380 4848 Dubai's Boutique Party Shop. Located at Building 5, Gold & Diamond park, opposite apple seeds www.partyuniverse.ae

PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6139 Dr. Aaron Han, Consultant Pathologist Dr. Naseer Ahmad, Consultant Pathologist Dr. Kadria Syed, Specialist Pathologist

PERIODONTOLOGY (Gum Treatment) Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 British Dental Clinic.......................................342 1318 Dr. Mehnaz Kamali, Periodontist BDS, MFDS, M Clint Dent (Periodontics) KCL MRD (Perio) RCSED, CCST (UK)


PET ACCESSORIES Dubai Kennels & Cattery.............................285 1646 website: www.dkc.ae Pets Oasis-Pet Store & Grooming Parlour.07 244 5767 Petz Plaza - Mega Pet Store & Shop......050 871 7072 www.dubaipetstore.com

PET CARE SERVICES Dubai Kennels & Cattery.............................285 1646 website: www.dkc.ae Homely Petz...................050 871 7072 / 050 871 7073 www.homelypetz.com, info@homelypetz.com Pet sitting, dog training, on-line pet store.

PET RELOCATION Al Zubair Animal Care......06 743 5988, 050 647 6487 www.azacuae.com Animal Care Centre...............................050 646 7792 www.animalcarecentre.biz Dubai Kennels & Cattery.............................285 1646 website: www.dkc.ae Pets Oasis ..www.petsoasisuae.com..........06 766 2397 IPATA & AATA.

PHYSIOTHERAPIST Al Zahra Private Medical Centre................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C...............345 4000 Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic...... .........................................................................349 6333 Get on Track...........380 5569 / Fax No….....380 5579 Semir Bakija BSc, Physiotherapist Nora Straeter Bsc, Physiotherapist Elena Stefaneu Bsc, Physiotherapist Medcare Hospital, Dubai ...................407 9101 / 226 Ms. Kusum Jham, Physiotherapist Ms. Abroo K Malik, Physiotherapist Ms. Omnia Mahdi El Ansary, Physiotherapist Ms. Aparna Taneja, BPT Ms. Katha Upadhyay, BPT Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Dubai.376 8400 Dr. Hussam Touma, Specialist Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Mirdif Center for Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, Uptown Mirdif Dubai……..……......………..255 9297 Wasim Labban - MSc. Physiotherapist Shereen Hassam - Physiotherapist Adriana Nel - Physiotherapist Nirvana Ramharakh - Physiotherapist Gladys Zara - Physiotherapist

PILATES Exhale Fitness Studios - JBR.........................424 3777 Get on Track..........380 5569 / Fax No...........380 5579 Nora Straeter BSc, Physiotherapist The Hundred Pilates Studio, Dubai..............429 8433 www.thehundred.ae, email: info@thehundred.ae

PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com...................................349 8800 Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Dr. Zoran Lekic Specialist Plastic Surgeon Cocoona Aesthetic Transformation Centre..394 1090 Medcare Hospital, Dubai......................407 9101 / 226 Dr. Zuhair Al Fardan, Specialist Plastic Surgeon PLASTIC SURGERY See Cosmetic Surgery Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com...................................349 8800 Al Taie Center for Laparoscopic & Obesity Surgery. ……………………........…......……...........….342 1999 CosmeSurge, Dubai - Jumeirah......................344 5915 CosmeSurge, Dubai - Marina.........................447 1777 www.CosmeSurge.com Dr. Ashok Govila.....................................050 617 2630 Consultant Plastic Surgeon, FRCS (UK), MS, MCh Plastic Surgery), Lifeline Medical Center JBR / Dubai Marina - 04 399 1119

PODIATRY Chiropody Center, Beach Rd.Villa 780.........348 4092 Dr. Sami Tabib, DPM (USA), Podiatrist 050 422 3678 Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic...349 6333

PRIMARY CARE CLINICS American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6877 Dr. Fadi Hamwi, Sp. Internal Medicine Dr. Tariq S. Akbar, GP (Family Medicine) Dr. Aamerah Shah, General Practitioner Dr. Fazel Khalili, Sp. Internal Medicine

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PET GROOMING Al Zubair Animal Care...06 743 5988, 050 647 6487 www.azacuae.com Pets Habitat, Barsha.....................................341 8085 Motor City....457 2216; website: petshabitat.com Posh Paws Kennels & Cattery..............050 273 0973 www.poshpawsdubai.com Shampooch Mobile Grooming, Salon, Daycare & Boutique Hotel.............................340 0507 / 344 9868 www.shampooch.ae, email: info@shampooch.ae

Neuro Spinal Hospital....................................315 7834 Binil Pillai, Miraline M. Castillo Maureen M. Martin, Kate Booth Andrea Marciniak, Anita Sanjay Bhatia Audrey S. Walker, Andrzej Sulimierski Anne Katherine Gue, Richie Gue Elisabeth Palmquist Osteopathic Health Centre.348 7366/ 288 8525 / 423 2096 Dominique Jordon Peter Zakopan Registered Physiotherapist (HPC UK) Renata Von Kouh, specialises in Clinical Pilates Synergy Integrated Medical Centre…...…..348 5452 Jumana Qaqish Top Medical Center........................................394 5596 Wooridul Spine Centre………….....…....….304 6767 Mr. Rashid Buhari, Physiotherapist

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


PROSTHODONTICS American Dental Clinic, Dubai.........................344 0668 Dr. Deyse Carvalho, DDS, Prosthodontist (Brazil)

PSYCHIATRISTS Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C....................345 4000 Dr. Bahar Subasi Celen Specialist Psychiatrist Dr. Amer Saadeddin..................395 3939, 050 455 8886 Specialist Psychiatrist. Dubai Community Health Centre Dr. Bahjat Balbous (Psychiatrist)...............050 359 3235 General and Child Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Neurofeedback GNC, German Neuroscience Center................429 8578 www.gncdubai.com GNC, German Neuroscience Center................429 8578 www.gncdubai.com Dr. Hossein Mubarak Senior Consultant in Psychiatry Human Relations Institute................................365 8498 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 145

PSYCHOLOGISTS Dr Monica Thompson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dubai Community Health Centre........................395 3939 Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic........... ..............................................................................349 6333 GNC, German Neuroscience Center................429 8578 www.gncdubai.com Human Relations Institute................................365 8498 Dr. Raymond H. Hamden, Ph D Psychology Dr. Deema L. Sihweil, Psy.D Clinical Psychology Sabine Rizk-Skaf, MA Psychology Naeema Jiwani, M.Sc. (UK) Nazanin Sadegh Pour, MA Psychology Lisa Biasini Traboulsi, MA (DESS) Mary John, Clinical Psychologist….................395 3939 Dubai Community Health Centre Synergy Integrated Medical Centre.................348 5452 Dr. Andrea Tosatto The LightHouse Arabia………...................…..380 9289 www.lighthousearabia.com Dr Saliha Afridi, Psy. D. Clinical Psychologist (US) Dr Tara Wyne, D. Clin Psy. Clinical Psychologist (UK) Kareen Bekhazi Yazbek MA Clinical Psychologist (US) Carey Kirk M.Ed, LPC Licensed Professional Counsellor (US)

PSYCHOTHERAPY GNC, German Neuroscience Center................429 8578 www.gncdubai.com Human Relations Institute................................365 8498 Dr. Deema L. Sihweil, Psy.D Clinical Psychologist Sabine Rizk-Skaf, MA Psychology Nazanin Sadegh Pour, MA Psychology Lisa Biasini Traboulsi, MA (DESS) Transformations Institute……..............……....344 0115 Individual, couples, families info@transforminst.com

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PULMONOLOGISTS Respiratory Diseases Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Dr. Mohammed Harriss MBBS, MD, DTCD, DNB, MRCP (UK), EDIC Dr. Wedad Nabih Ahmed MD, MRCP (London) American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6893 Dr. E. Kowatli, Specialist Pulmonologist Dr. A. Al-Astal, Consultant Pulmonologist RADIATION ONCOLOGY American Hospital Dubai..............................336 7777 Dr. Salim Rassou, Cons. Radiation Onco.

RADIOLOGY Al Zahra Private Medical Centre….............331 5000 Dr. Mahmoud Zaky Shahin MBBCh.,DMRE,MD Dr. Waseefa Abdulla MBBS, MD Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Dr. G. Naik DMRD, DMRE, FICR, MRCR (UK), FCCP (US) Dr. Ayman Al Sibaie MD, Facharzt (Germany) Dr. Milind Raje MBBS, MD, DNB (Radiology) Dr. Jiji Jacob MBBS, MD (Radio Diagnosis) Dr. Mazen Ahmar Master, Cert. Neuro-Radio Dr. Elham Ahmed Elgabaly MBBCh, MSc Dr. Afraa Najim Al-Mashhadani MBChB., F.I.C.M.S Dr. Fadya Suhail Alwab MBChB., DMRD, F.I.C.M.S American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6643 Dr. Shah Numani, Consultant NM/PET-CT Dr. Jan Lindberg, Specialist Radiologist Dr. R. Bagree, Consultant Radiologist Dr. Karsten Lau, Consultant Radiologist Dr. Raouf Bessifi, Consultant Radiologist Dr. K. Kantawala, Specialist Radiologist Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 124 Open MRI, Multi Slice CT, X Ray, Fluoroscopy, Color Doppler, Mammogram, Ultrasound etc with Male & Female Radiographers & Radiologists. Neuro Spinal Hospital....................................315 7722 MRI, C.T. Scan, Angiography, Ultrasound & X-ray Dr Alaa Eldin Saleh Dr Sandeep K.B. REAL ESTATE The Property Shop (Property LLC).............345 5711

REHABILITATION Get on Track..........380 5569 / Fax No….......380 5579 Semir Bakija BSc, Physiotherapist Nora Straeter Bsc, Physiotherapist Elena Stefaneu Bsc, Physiotherapist Nedeljko Radomirovic, Sport - Orthopaedic Therapist REMEDIAL EXERCISE / THERAPY Osteopathic Health Centre.348 7366/ 288 8525 / 423 2096 Liezel Moolman, BSc (Hons) Human Movement


RESPIRATORY DISEASES Al Zahra Private Medical Centre...............331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah........06 561 9999 Dr. Mohammed Harriss MBBS, MD,DTCD DNB,MRCP(UK) Dr. Wedad Nabih Ahmed MD, MRCP (London)

RHEUMATOLOGY American Hospital Dubai............................377 6893 Dr. Waseem Raja, Specialist Rheumatologist Dr. Fadi Ajine, Specialist Rheumatologist Dr. Humeira Badsha Medical Center….....385 6009 Dr. Humeira Badsha - Specialist Internal Medicine Rheumatology, American Board Certified

SCHOOLS Al Salam Private School & Nursery...........267 9594 website: www.alsalamschool.sch.ae email: info@alsalamschool.sch.ae Regent Int’l School (www.risdubai.com).....360 8830 SCHOOLS FOR THE HANDICAPPED Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs..............................................................340 4844 Dubai Centre for Special Needs..................344 0966 Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre.............340 0005 SECOND HAND CLOTHES Dubai Center for Special Needs..................337 8246 Holy Trinity...................................................337 0247 Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre.............340 0005 SECURITY SYSTEMS Philex Wholesale (UK).................................427 3146 Specialist in Security Camera Systems, sales and installation with access for 3G mobile surveillance www.philex-wholesale.com

SELF TANNING PRODUCTS he-shi /Tantastic (Vogue Trading)...............286 8919 SKIN CANCER SCREENING Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com.................................349 8800

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

SLEEPING DISORDER American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6893 Dr. Emad Kowatli, Specialist Intensivist Dr. Amro Al-Astal, Specialist Physician

SMOKING CESSATION American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6893 Dr. Emad Kowatli, Specialist Intensivist Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic....... ..........................................................................349 6333

SPA Dalouk Spa (Sharjah Ladies Club).........06 506 7880 eSSensuals Aromatherapy Centre................344 8776 Imar Spa, Umm Al Quwain......................06 766 4440 Detox, Relax, Rejuvenate (Ladies Spa & Hotel) Spadunya Colour Experience (JBR).............439 3669 The Organic Glow Beauty Lounge, Jumeirah...380 4666 SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6450 Ghada Ajamieh, Speech Pathologist Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C. ..............345 4000 Mrs. Houria Bey Speech-Language-Voice Therapist Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic....... ..........................................................................349 6333 Kalimati Speech & Communication Center .............. ..........................................................................283 9196 Mirdif Center for Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, Uptown Mirdif Dubai……….....….....…...…..255 9297 Aayat Abusulaiman - Speech Therapist Neuro Spinal Hospital….............…..........….315 7834 Audrey S. Walker Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre...............340 0005 Safe Center for Autism & Asperger's Syndrome....... ………………….…............…394 6411 / 050 451 6363

SPINAL SURGEONS Neuro Spinal Hospital…..............315 7711 / 315 7758 Dr Abdul Karim Msaddi Dr Lothar Russegger Dr Catalin Majer Dr Tarek El Madhoun Dr Sebouh Kassis Wooridul Spine Centre………….............….304 6767 Dr. Chan Shik Shim, Medical Director & Consultant Neurosurgeon Dr. Patrick KY Choi, Specialist Neurosurgeon Dr. Chris JD Park, Specialist General Surgeon

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ROOT CANAL TREATMENT American Dental Clinic, Dubai...................344 0668 British Dental Clinic.....................................342 1318 Dr. Deon Hugo, BChD (South Africa) Dubai Sky Clinic...........................................355 8808 Dr. Philippe Sleiman, PhD (USA) Endodontist Medcare Hospital, Dubai....................407 9101 / 230 Dr. Sinan Salim, Conservative Dentist

SKIN CARE & BEAUTY THERAPY Medcare Hospital, Dubai......................407 9101 / 226 Dr. Nabeela Mahmood Eid Rashed, Specialist dermatologist

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REMOVALS INTERNATIONAL Executive Movers Worldwide LLC............396 7635 melwyn@executive-movers.com PACK N MOVE (Storage / Local & INT Movers)..... .................................................................050 887 6952 email: sales@packnmovedubai.com


SPINAL CORD REHABILITATION Neuro Spinal Hospital.....................315 7711 / 315 7758 Dr Abdul Karim Msaddi Dr Kaydar Al Chalabi

SPORTS MEDICINE Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.....................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 Dr. Kerim A. Attara, FRCS (Eng.), FRCS (Edin.) Dr. Deepak Bhatia, FRCS (Edin.), FRCS (Glas.) Dr. Shoaib Farooq Mughal MBBS, MRCSEd (UK), FRCS (Ire) Dr. Mujeeb Shaik MBBS, MS (Ortho) FRCS (Ed.) FRCS (Trauma & Ortho) UK American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6922 Dr. H. Vanderschmidt Sp. Ortho Surgeon Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic........... .............................................................................349 6333 Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Dubai..376 8400 Neuro Spinal Hospital.....................315 7761 / 315 7875 Dr Matthias Honl Dr Hans Fuchs SPORTS THERAPIST Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic.......... .............................................................................349 6333 Get on Track............380 5569 / Fax No............380 5579 Nedeljko Radomirovic, Sport - Orthopaedic Therapist Osteopathic Health Centre.348 7366/ 288 8525 / 423 2096 Victoria Roper, B. Sc (Hons) M.S.S.T.

STORAGE Sentinel Storage LLC........................................340 6962 The UAE’s first modern self-storage facility. email: sales@sentinelme.com Storall LLC (www.storall.ae)............................880 3644 Self-Storage, Warehousing & Logistics – info@storall.ae STRESS MANAGEMENT (also please see REIKI-Energy Technology) Beryl Comar MA, MEd, CHt ....................050 655 4523 Confidential solutions for Professional or Personal Stress, www.changedubai.com Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic.......... .............................................................................349 6333 Human Relations Institute................................365 8498 SUN BED (VERTICAL TANNING UNIT) Gold Salon..........................................................321 1423

SWIMMING COURSES Sharjah Ladies Club.....................................06 506 7740 TAILORING Mega-Stitch Tailoring.................................050 794 2210 Royal Fashion Men’s Tailoring & Textiles Near Burjuman Centre.........................................396 8282 Souk Madinat Jumeirah.......................................368 6192 Jumeirah Road.....................................................394 4844

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Jumeirah Beach Hotel......................................348 6878 JLT “C” Goldcrest Exec...................................443 8766

TATTOO REMOVAL Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com...................................349 8800 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 TEENAGE BEHAVIOUR Sharjah Ladies Club.................................06 506 7777 TENNIS COACHING Sharjah Ladies Club.................................06 506 7838

THYROID CLINIC Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. Shekhar V. Shikare, MBBS,DRM,DNB (Nuc.Med.) American Board Certified Nuclear Cardiologist American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6553 Dr. M. Al Shammaa, Sp. Endocrinologist Dr. H. Penninckx, Sp. Endocrinologist TRAINING NLP-Hypnotherapy-Timeline Therapy- EFT USA Certified Training in UAE since 1996 www.changeassociates.ae................................390 2217 Transformations Institute……..............050 474 5613 Unique UK & US Accredited Professional Practitioner courses in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Counselling, Family Therapy, NLP Practitioner & Master Practitioner-Coach. Also: Biofeedback, EFT & Meridian Therapies, Accelerated SuperLearning, Effective Parenting Skills & Active Hypnobirthing, info@transforminst.com

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS Falcon Travel………….........................….....358 9182 Website: www.falcontravel.ae; email:info@falcontravel.ae

TRAVEL HEALTH ADVICE & VACCINATIONS Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic....... ..........................................................................349 6333

TUTORING English Language Tutoring....................050 341 5140 Private or group English lessons for all Levels & Ages. Highly qualified, certified TOFEL instructor. Preperation for: SAT, LSAT, University exams, Homework or Business. URINARY INCONTINENCE Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr. Abbara....................268 5333 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Dr. M. Istrabadi MD, FRCS, American Board of Urology Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic...... .........................................................................349 6333 Neuro Spinal Hospital.................315 7877 / 315 7876 Dr Ramiz Atassi


VASECTOMY Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr. Abbara....................268 5333 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Dr. M. Istrabadi MD, FRCS, American Board of Urology Dr. Khairallah Al Hussaini MD, FRCS (Glas.) Neuro Spinal Hospital................315 7877 / 315 7876 Dr Ramiz Atassi VENEREOLOGY Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800

VETERINARY CLINICS Al Safa Veterinary Clinic, Umm Suqeim....348 3799 Mirdif..............................................................284 0799 Dr. Monique Strange BVSc MACVSc MRCVS (Aus), Dr. Malcolm Rose BVSc MACVS MRCVSc (UK), Dr. Lucinda Nattrass BA BVSc (SA) Dr. Anni Sharp BVSc MRCVS (SA) Dr. Scott McDougall BVMS MRCVS (UK) www.safavets.com Al Zubair Animal Care......06 743 5988, 050 647 6487 www.azacuae.com Blue Oasis Veterinary Clinic............................884 8580 DIP, Dr. Dieter, Dr. Sabine, 24/7, Emergency House calls Deira Veterinary Clinic.........258 1881, 050 651 6440

WEIGHT LOSS (see Dietician) Obesity and Weight Control Management Al Zahra Private Medical Centre….............331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6606 Mariam Saleh, Clinical Dietician, MSc. RD. May El Moghrabi, Dietician Transformations Institute……..........….050 474 5613 Gastric Mind Banding: the safe and highly effective alternative to surgery at a fraction of the cost and no risk as featured in the media. info@transforminst.com

WELL BABY CLINIC Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Dr. M. Al Soufi, Master & Arab Board Paed., FRCP (Paed. Cardiology) Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. M. Aslam Kazi MCPS, FRCPCH (UK) Dr. Randa M.Bushnaq MRCP (UK) Dr. Fuad Z. Khan MRCPCH (UK), DCH, CCST (Paed) Dr. Nisha Soares MD,DNB,DCH,MRCPCH (UK) Dr. Sameh Ali MD, Paediatrics Dr. Allaud Din MBBS, DCH (Dublin), MRCPCH (UK), MRCP (Ire.) WELL WOMAN CLINIC Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic....... ...........................................................................349 6333 Medcare Hospital, Dubai......................407 9101 / 255 Dr. Paramjit Luthra, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr. Azza Gouda Ibrahim, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr. Wafa B. Sulaiman, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr. Shiva H. Krishnan, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

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VARICOSE VEINS Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Laser Vein removal, Sclerotherapy, Surgery Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.......06 561 9999 Dr. Ayman Al Sibaie MD, Facharzt (Germany)

Jumeirah Veterinary Clinic, Beach Rd........394 2276 Mobile..050 451 8389 Modern Veterinary Clinic, Al Wasl Rd.........395 3131 Dr. Renata Majka Dr. Lukas Juszkiewicz, Dr. Piotr Jaworski Emergency 050-6539230, www.vetdubai.com Nad al Shiba Veterinary Hospital…....................…… ………........…...323 4412 / Emergency.. 050 881 7048 Noble Veterinary Clinic...............885 9800 / 885 4848 Green Community DIP; www.noblevetclinic.com Pets Oasis, Dr. Elizabeth..............................06 766 2397 The Veterinary Hospital, Sheikh Zayed Rd. Interchange 3, Exit 43, Umm Sequim........................338 7726 Dr. Max Spicer B.V.Sc., M.R.C.V.S.(UK) and Associates. 24 Hr Emergency 050 6577851, www.vet-hosp.com Vetcare Veterinary Clinic……......................430 9797 Arabian Ranches, PHD Dr. Dominik Saurek Dr. Lukes Kuberka, Dr. Paulina Altrych Emergency 050-550 1698, www.vetcaredubai.com

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UROLOGIST Abbara Poly Clinic........................................268 5333 Dr. Ismail Abbara (Fachartz Frankfurt University) Al Zahra Private Medical Centre................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Dr. M. Istrabadi, MD, FRCS, American Board of Urology. Dr. Khairallah Al Hussaini, MD, FRCS (Glas.) American Hospital.........................................377 6553 Dr. Peter Stroberg, Consultant Urologist Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C...............345 4000 Dr. Dawood Mohammed Specialist Urologist Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 141 Dr. Amgad Farouk, Consultant Urologist Dr. Foroozan Khezri, Specialist Urologist Neuro Spinal Hospital................315 7877 / 315 7876 Dr Ramiz Atassi Synergy Integrated Medical Centre............348 5452 Dr. Adham Alameddin


YOGA Breath & Health, Al Wasl Road….............…348 9940 Exhale Fitness Studios - JBR.........................424 3777 Fitness@Spadunya (JBR)...............................439 3669 Gems of Yoga..........................331 5161, 055 653 2750 www.gemsofyogadubai.com, info@gemsofyogadubai.com Holistic Healing Medical Centre…...............348 7172

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

32 CONNECTOR

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


SATURDAY Zumba Toning Pilates Reformer 1 Pilates Mat 1 Zumba Vinyasa Yoga Hatha Yoga Yoga Detox Pilates Mat 1/2 Pilates Reformer 2 Vinyasa Yoga Pre Natal Reformer Introduction Prenatal Yoga Pilates Reformer 1 Pilates (Fundamentals/LI) Prenatal Yoga Pilates Reformer Introduction Meditation Yoga Zumba Passive Stretching Core Express Street Jazz Pre-Teen (Level 2) Vertical Flex Beg Body Sculpt Belly Dancing - Level 1-2 Yin Yoga Power Vinyasa Hata Yoga Belly Dancing - Level 3-4 Adult Street Jazz Pranayama & Meditation Belly Dancing - Advanced SUNDAY Morning Warrior Yoga Morning Warrior Yoga Step & Tone Ballet Barre Pilates Mat 2 Vinyasa Yoga Hatha Flow Yoga Total Body Workout Yoga Pilates Mat 2 Pilates Mat 1 Gentle Yoga Legs, Bums and Tums Preg. Pilates Pilates Mat 1 Latino Cardio Piloxing Classic Yoga Pilates Reformer LII Prenatal Yoga Prenatal Yoga Pilates Pilates Mat LII Flow Yoga Aftro Dance Pilates Pole/Equip LIII Stretching Salsa Elementary Ballet

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

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

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

Amber Della Wafa

Harnam Wafa

Wafa Wafa Sharmila

CONNECTOR 33

D U BAI F I TN ESS CAL EN DAR

Dubai Fitness Calendar- January 2013


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34 CONNECTOR

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Wafa Sharmila Heba Jo Sarah Amber Slavica

7.00am 7.00am 8.00am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 9.00am 9.30am 9.30am 9.30am 9.30am 9.30am 10.00am 10.00am 10.30am 10.30am 10.45am 10.30am 10.45am 10.45am 11.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 12.30pm 12:30pm 3.00pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.45pm 6.45pm 7.00pm 7.00pm

Caroline Silvi Sarah Liris Ljiljana Naseem Caroline

Subeesh Wafa Julia Marina Heba Rebecca Liris Silvi Carol Sarah Liao Amir Leyla Heba Camilla

Marina Caroline Della Heba Slavica Harnam

Wafa Caroline Heba Silvi Shelley Subeesh Maria Jessie Sarah

Wafa Aneesh Wafa Wafa Elaine, Linley, Amber Liao Asma Silvi Sharmila Wafa Subeesh

Heba Slavica Liris Catherine Ginny Wafa Silvi


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

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

7.00pm 7.10pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.00pm 8.15pm 7.00am 7.00am 8.00am 8.15am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 9.00am 9.00am 9.30am 9.30am 9.30am 9.45am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.15am 10.30am 10.30am 10.30am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.15am 12.00pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 3.15pm 4.30pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 6.15pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.45pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00om 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.00pm 8.30pm

Asma Heba Jo Sarah Silvi

Sarah Emma Harnam Sarah Camilla Sarah Emma Marina

Elle Ljiljana Caroline Jo Sarah Ljiljana Liris Caroline Karima Emma Sarah Slavica Narayan Subeesh

Heba Amanda & Sandy Elle Wafa Heba Wafa Wafa Sunita Harnam Marit Slavica Silvi Heba Silvi Liris Sarah Lina

Subeesh Heba Lydia Rebecca Heba Sarah Liris Silvi Slavica Sharmila Liao Lydia Heba Camilla

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Vinyasa Yoga Adult Hip Hop Vinyasa Yoga Pilates Mat 1 Piloxing Pilates (Fundamentals LI) Pilates Mat 1 Vertical Flex Intermediate Ashtanga Vinsaya


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

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

7.00am 8.00am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 9.00am 9.00am 9.30am 9.30am 9.30am 9.30am 9.30am 10.00am 10.00am 10.30am 10.30am 10.30am 10.30am 10.45am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 12.30pm 12.30pm 3.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.15pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.00pm 7.00am 7.00am 8.15am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 9.00am 9.30am 9.30am

Elle Heba Susanna F. Naseem Slavica Sarah Caroline Maria Harnam Della Susanna F. Slavica Caroline Wafa Subeesh

Sunita Liris Jessie Wafa Asma Heba Della Wafa Leyla Wafa Narayan Sharmila Liao Heba Camilla Silvi Wafa Sharmila Subeesh

Elaine Dicsy Heba Susanna A. Reanne Silvi Camilla Wafa Ginny Leyla Amir Heba Slavica Jo Silvi Greg

Caroline Sarah Emma Ginny Marina

Liris Susanna F. Caroline Liris


FRIDAY Hatha Yoga Classic Yoga Kick Boxing Power Yoga

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

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

Susanna F. Slavica Caroline Wafa Subeesh

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

10.00am 10.30am 3.00pm 5.30pm

Harnam Subeesh Elaine Harnam

Monique Shelley Heba Wafa Laura Wafa Harnam Wafa Shastriji

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

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


Children’s Activity Classes Dubai - January 2013

SATURDAY Babies Ballet Primary Ballet GD 3 Ballet GD 4 Ballet GD 5 Ballet Grade 3 Ballet Pre-Primary Ballet Pre-Primary Ballet Prep Ballet Babies Taekwondo Thumbelinas Ballet (3-5 yrs) Baby Ballet Babies Ballet Prep Ballet GD 2 Ballet GD 3 Ballet GD 4 Ballet GD 5 Ballet Beginners Taekwondo Prep Ballet Primary Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Baby Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet GD 1 Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet Babies Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Kids posture Pre-Primary Ballet GD 1 Ballet Intermediate Foundation Ballet Intermediate Ballet Advanced Foundation Ballet Intermediate Taekwondo Salsa Pre-Primary Ballet Pre-Primary Ballet Baby Ballet Pre Primary Ballet Baby Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet Baby Ballet Baby Ballet Prep Ballet GD 1 Ballet GD 2 Ballet Babies Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet Pre Primary Ballet Pre Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Advanced Taekwondo Prep Ballet Primary Ballet Pre Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Primary Ballet RAD Grade 2 Ballet Primary Ballet Prep Ballet GD 5 Ballet GD 6 Ballet

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

9.00am 9.00am 9.00am 9.00am 9.00am 9.00am 9.15am 9.15am 9.30am 9.30am 9.30am 9.30am 9.45am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.15am 10.30am 10.30am 10.30am 10.45am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.30am 11.30am 11.15am 11.15am 11.45am 11.45am 11.45am 11.45am 11.45am 12.00pm 12.00pm 12.00pm 12.00pm 12.00pm 12.15pm 12.15pm 12.30pm 12.45pm 12.45pm 12.45pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm

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


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

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

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

8.30am 9.30am 2.15pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.15pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.45pm 3.45pm 3.45pm 3.45pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.15pm 4.15pm 4.15pm 4.15pm 4.15pm 4.30pm 4.30pm 4.45pm 4.45pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm

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

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


GD 6 Ballet GD 8 Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Grade 4 Ballet Hip Hop Junior Aurora Ballet (7-8 years old) Grade 7 Ballet TP Glee Club RAD Grade 3 Ballet Irish Dancing Grade 4 Ballet Inter Fndtn Ballet Rhythmic Gymnastics (CG) GD 7 Ballet Pure Pointe Hip Hop Senior RAD Grade 4 Ballet + Pointe

The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre Turning Pointe - EIS Meadows Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif CELLO - Springs Town Centre Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Turning Pointe - Raffles Umm Suqeim Turning Pointe - EIS Umm Suqeim CELLO - Springs Town Centre The Ballet Centre Turning Pointe - Kings Umm Suqeim Turning Pointe - Kings Umm Suqeim Regent International School The Ballet Centre Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif CELLO - Springs Town Centre CELLO - Springs Town Centre

MONDAY Early Learning Art Programme CELLO - JBR/AL Fattan Early Learning Art Programme CELLO - Springs Town Centre Babies Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Umm Sheif Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Umm Sheif Babies Ballet Turning Pointe - GWA Al Barsha Mommy & Me Dance CELLO - Springs Town Centre Pre-Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Raffles Umm Suqeim Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - GWA Al Barsha Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - GEMS Silicon Oasis Baby Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre Baby Ballet CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills Pre-Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Umm Sheif Rhythmic Gymnastics (3-4 yrs old) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Babies Ballet Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif Pre-Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - GEMS Silicon Oasis Beginners Irish Dancing The Ballet Centre Rhythmic Gymnastics 3-4 The Ballet Centre Strictly 4's Ballet CELLO -Springs Town Centre Strictly 4's Ballet CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills Pre-Primary Ballet The Ballet Centre Pre Primary Ballet CELLO -Springs Town Centre Pre Primary Ballet CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills KTW- Dramatics 1 (4-6 yrs old) Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Babies Ballet The Ballet Centre Prep Ballet The Ballet Centre Rhythmic Gymnastics 5-6 The Ballet Centre Beginners Irish Dancing The Ballet Centre Babies Ballet Turning Pointe - GEMS Silicon Oasis Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif Pre-Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - GWA Al Barsha Rhythmic Gymnastics (5-6 yrs old) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Kids Ballet Spa Dunya Primary Ballet The Ballet Centre GD 4 Ballet The Ballet Centre GD 5 Ballet The Ballet Centre Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Umm Sheif Grade 3 Ballet Turning Pointe - Kings Umm Sheif KTW-Miniscene Works (6-10 yrs old)Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity GD 4 Tap The Ballet Centre Primary Ballet CELLO -Springs Town Centre Primary Ballet CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills Rhythmic Gymnastics 7-12 The Ballet Centre Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - GWA Al Barsha Grade 7 Ballet Turning Pointe - Raffles Umm Suqeim GD 1 Ballet The Ballet Centre Irish Dancing The Ballet Centre GD 2 Ballet The Ballet Centre Glee Club Level 1 Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif Rhythmic Gymnastics (7-8 yrs old) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR GD 3 Ballet The Ballet Centre Intermediate Ballet The Ballet Centre Advanced Foundation Ballet The Ballet Centre Grade 1 Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Umm Sheif Intermediate Ballet yr.2 Turning Pointe - Kings Umm Sheif Cheerleading 7+yrs CELLO -Springs Town Centre

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5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.15pm 5.15pm 5.30pm 5.45pm 5.45pm 5.45pm 5.45pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.15pm

Becki Helen Patty Aindrea Heba Lisa Emma Libby Heba Siobha Lara Lara Julia Laura Aindrea Heba Heba

8.30am 9.30am 12.45pm 1.30pm 1.45pm 2.00pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.15pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.45pm 3.45pm 3.45pm 3.45pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.15pm 4.15pm 4.15pm 4.15pm 4.30pm 4.30pm 4.30pm 4.45pm 4.45pm 4.45pm 4.45pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm

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


5.00pm 5:15pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 5.45pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.15pm 6.15pm 6.15pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm

TUESDAY Early Learning Art Programme CELLO - JBR/AL Fattan 8.30am 9.30am Early Learning Art Programme CELLO - Springs Town Centre Babies Ballet Turning Pointe - Al Ghussais 10.00am Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - Al Ghussais 10.35am Prep Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Al Twar 2.45pm Stricly 4's Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre 2.45pm Stricly 4's Ballet CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches 3.00pm Babies Ballet The Ballet Centre 3.00pm Babies Ballet The Ballet Centre 3.00pm Prep Ballet The Ballet Centre 3.00pm Primary Ballet The Ballet Centre 3.15pm Babies Ballet Turning Pointe - Optimal Fitness Ranches 3.15pm Pre Primary Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre 3.15pm Hip hop Junior CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches 3.30pm GD 1 Ballet The Ballet Centre 3.30pm GD 3 Ballet The Ballet Centre 3.30pm GD 4 Ballet The Ballet Centre 3.30pm Beginners Taekwondo The Ballet Centre 3.30pm Grade 1 Ballet Turning Pointe - JPS Umm Suqeim 3.30pm Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - Optimal Fitness Ranches 3.45pm Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Al Twar 3.45pm Young Musicians 2 (4-5 yrs) Uptown Primary School 3.45pm Yoga The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club 3.45pm Rhythmic Gymnastics (5-6 yrs old)Regent International School 4.00pm Karate Kid 1 (4-5 yrs old) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 4.00pm Prep Ballet The Ballet Centre 4.00pm Babies Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Umm Sheif 4.00pm Prep Ballet Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills 4.00pm Grade 4 Ballet Turning Pointe - EIS Umm Suqeim 4.00pm Fairy Ballerinas (2.5-4.5yrs) CELLO - JBR/AL Fattan 4.00pm RAD Grade 2 Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre 4.00pm RAD Grade 3 Ballet CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches 4.15pm Pre Primary Ballet CELLO - JBR/AL Fattan 4.30pm Pre-Primary Ballet The Ballet Centre 4.30pm GD 4 Ballet The Ballet Centre 4.30pm GD 5 Ballet The Ballet Centre 4.30pm Intermediate Taekwondo The Ballet Centre 4.30pm Pre-Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - JPS Umm Suqeim 4.30pm Pre-Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Optimal Fitness Ranches 4.30pm Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Al Twar 4.30pm Young Musicians 3 (5-6 yrs) Uptown Primary School 4.30pm Pre-Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - Star Umm Sheif 4.45pm Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills 4.45pm Karate Kid 2 (6-7 yrs old) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 5.00pm Rhythmic Gymnastics (7-8yrs old) Regent International School 5.00pm Inter F Ballet Turning Pointe - EIS Umm Suqeim 5.00pm RAD Grade 3 Ballet CELLO - Springs Town Centre 5.00pm Jazz CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches 5.15pm RAD Grade 2 Ballet CELLO - JBR/AL Fattan 5.15pm Intermediate Foundation Ballet The Ballet Centre 5.15pm Grade 2 Ballet Turning Pointe - JPS Umm Suqeim 5.15pm Young Musicians 4 (6-7 yrs) Uptown Primary School 5.15pm GD 6 Ballet The Ballet Centre 5.30pm GD 7 Ballet The Ballet Centre 5.30pm GD 8 Ballet The Ballet Centre 5.30pm Advanced Taekwondo The Ballet Centre 5.30pm

Vicky Carmen Angel Emma Libby Anna Heba Vicky Helen Emma Heba Carmen Libby Laura Jamie Lara Lucy Aisha Aindrea Aindrea Aindrea Louise Heba Laura Jamie Becki Helen Lizzie Louise Heba Becki Jamie Laura Sabum Libby Lizzie Aindrea Maristela Karine Julia Slavica Helen Carmen Emma Lara Leyla Louise Heba Leyla Becki Jamie Laura Sabum Libby Lizzie Aindrea Maristela Carmen Emma Slavica Julia Lara Louise Heba Leyla Becki Libby Maristela Helen Jamie Laura Sabum

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RAD Grade 1 Ballet CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills Primary Ballet Turning Pointe - GEMS Silicon Oasis Rhythmic Gymnastics -2 7-12 The Ballet Centre Pure Pointe Turning Pointe - Raffles Umm Suqeim Glee Club Level 2 Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif KTW- Minishowstoppers (6-10 yrs old)Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity Gym Kids Junior CELLO -Springs Town Centre Hip Hop Junior CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills GD 6 Modern The Ballet Centre Grade 6 Ballet yr.1 Turning Pointe - Raffles Umm Suqeim Gym Kids Senior CELLO -Springs Town Centre Jazz2Pop Turning Pointe - GEMS Silicon Oasis Glee Club Level 3 Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif Advanced 2 Ballet The Ballet Centre Contemporary The Ballet Centre Advanced F Ballet Turning Pointe - Kings Umm Sheif


Grade 3 Ballet Rhythmic Gymnastics (CG) Kids Yoga Grade 3 Ballet Advanced F Ballet RAD Grade 2 Ballet RAD Grade 4 Ballet Grade 3 Ballet Jazz2Pop Grade 4 Ballet Grade 5 Ballet Grade 6 Ballet yr.2 RAD Grade 7 Ballet

WEDNESDAY Early Learning Art Programme Early Learning Art Programme Prep Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Prep Ballet Thumbelina Ballet (3-5 yrs old ) Baby Ballet Baby Ballet Kinder Music Stricly 4's Ballet Stricly 4's Ballet Irish Dance Beginner A Fairy Ballet (5+ yrs old) Prep Ballet Prep Ballet Prep Ballet Babies Ballet Prep Ballet Superskills (4-5 yrs old) Cinderella Ballet (6+ yrs old) GD 1 Ballet GD 2 Modern Pre Primary Ballet Pre Primary Ballet Irish Dance Beginner B Pre-Primary Ballet Primary Ballet KTW- Dramatics 2 (5-6 yrs old) Babies Ballet Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Grade 1 Ballet Aurora Ballet(7-8 yrs old) Superskills (2-3 yrs old) Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Irish Dance Junior Prep Ballet Young Musicians 4 (5-6 yrs) Jazz Dance (5-8 yrs) Primary Ballet GD 2 Ballet GD 8 Ballet KTW- Showstoppers (11-14 yrs old) Primary Ballet Coppelia Ballet (9+ yrs old) Kids Posture Grade 1 Ballet Grade 3 Ballet Pre Vocational Ballet Street Jazz RAD Grade 1 Ballet Irish Dance Senior GD 5 Modern GD 5 Ballet Pre Primary Ballet GD 4 Modern Grade 1 Ballet 42 CONNECTOR

Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills Regent International School Spa Dunya Turning Pointe - JESS Ranches Turning Pointe - EIS Umm Suqeim CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches CELLO - Springs Town Centre Turning Pointe - JPS Umm Suqeim Turning Pointe - Star Umm Sheif Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills Turning Pointe - JESS Ranches Turning Pointe - JPS Umm Suqeim CELLO - Springs Town Centre

5.45pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.15pm 6.30pm 6.45pm 7.00pm 7.15pm 7.00pm

CELLO - JBR/AL Fattan 8.30am CELLO - Springs Town Centre 9.30am Turning Pointe - Al Ghussais 12.00pm Turning Pointe - Al Ghussais 12.45pm Turning Pointe - Raffles Umm Suqeim 2.15pm Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 2.30pm CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches 2.30pm CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills 2.30pm CELLO - Springs Town Centre 2.30pm CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches 3.00pm CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills 3.00pm CELLO - Springs Town Centre 3.00pm Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 3.00pm The Ballet Centre 3.00pm The Ballet Centre 3.00pm Turning Pointe - Raffles Umm Suqeim 3.00pm The Ballet Centre 3.15pm Turning Pointe - Optimal Fitness Ranches 3.15pm Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity 3.15pm Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 3.30pm The Ballet Centre 3.30pm The Ballet Centre 3.30pm CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches 3.30pm CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills 3.30pm CELLO - Springs Town Centre 3.45pm The Ballet Centre 3.45pm The Ballet Centre 3.45pm Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity 3.45pm Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills 4.00pm Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif 4.00pm Turning Pointe - EIS Umm Suqeim 4.00pm Turning Pointe - Optimal Fitness Ranches 4.00pm Turning Pointe - Raffles Umm Suqeim 4.00pm Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 4.00pm Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity 4.00pm CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches 4.15pm CELLO - Lakes Emirates Hills 4.15pm CELLO - Springs Town Centre 4.30pm Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills 4.30pm Jumeirah Music Centre 4.30pm Exhale, Murjan 1, JBR 4.30pm The Ballet Centre 4.30pm The Ballet Centre 4.30pm The Ballet Centre 4.30pm Exhale Fitness Studio, Motorcity 4.30pm Turning Pointe - Al Ghussais 4.45pm Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 5.00pm Spa Dunya 5.00pm Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif 5.00pm Turning Pointe - EIS Umm Suqeim 5.00pm Turning Pointe - Kings Umm Suqeim 5.00pm Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif 5.00pm CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches 5.00pm CELLO - Springs Town Centre 5.15pm The Ballet Centre 5.15pm The Ballet Centre 5.15pm Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills 5.15pm The Ballet Centre 5.30pm Turning Pointe - Al Ghussais 5.45pm

Emma Julia Vahida Lizzie Lara Heba Louise Libby Carmen Emma Lizzie Libby Louise Fernanda Aisha Lorna Lorna Emma Lisa Heba Reanne Loreta Heba Reanne Siobhan Lisa Laura Jamie Emma Becki Lizzie Hanna Lisa Laura Helen Heba Reanne Siobhan Jamie Becki Anna Carmen Aindrea Lara Lizzie Emma Lisa Hanna Heba Reanne Siobhan Carmen Maristela Lisa Jamie Becki Laura Anna Lorna Lisa Wafa Aindrea Lara Libby Aindrea Heba Siobhan Helen Jamie Carmen Becki Lorna


CELLO - Polo Club Arabian Ranches CELLO - Oasis Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills Turning Pointe - JESS Ranches Turning Pointe - EBN Mirdif Turning Pointe - EIS Umm Suqeim Turning Pointe - Kings Umm Suqeim The Ballet Centre CELLO - Springs Town Centre Turning Pointe - Kings Umm Suqeim Turning Pointe - Al Ghussais Turning Pointe - JESS Ranches Turning Pointe - DIA Emirates Hills

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

5.45pm 5.45pm 6.00pm 6.15pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.15pm 6.15pm 6.30pm 6.45pm 7.00pm 7.00pm

Heba Reanne Laura Helen Carmen Lizzie Aindrea Lara Libby Jamie Siobhan Libby Lorna Lizzie Carmen

8.30am 9.30am 1.30pm 1.45pm 2.00pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.45pm 3.45pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.00pm 4.15pm 4.15pm 4.15pm 4.30pm 4.45pm 4.45pm 4.45pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 5.45pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.15pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.00pm

Lucy Aisha Patty Carmen Julia Isis Abby Patty Carmen Isis Abby Julia Aindrea Lorna Sabum Carmen Abby Reanne Lorna Julia Wafa Patty Lizzie Aindrea Heba Reanne Carmen Sabum Lorna Patty Reanne Abby Aindrea Julia Lorna Reanne Abby Lizzie Aindrea Reanne Abby Reanne Lizzie

Abu Dhabi Fitness Calendar- January 2013

WEDNESDAY Vertical Flex Int. Adult Ballet Vertical Flex Beg.

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

6.30pm 6.30pm 7.30pm

Emma Abby Emma

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Hip Hop Senior RAD Grade 2 Ballet GD 7 Ballet Advanced 2 Modern Grade 1 Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Intermediate Ballet Pure Pointe Senior Jazz Irish Dance Advance Grade 5 Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Grade 4 Ballet Hip Hop (8-12yr)


SATURDAY Baby Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet RAD Primary Ballet RAD Pre Primary Ballet RAD Grade 1 Ballet RAD Grade 3 Ballet

Children’s Activity Classes Abu Dhabi - January 2013

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

MONDAY Fairy Balerinas Diddy Dancer RAD Pre Primary Ballet Beg Ballet 3-5yrs Senior Ballet RAD Grade 2 Ballet Intermidiate Ballet 6 - 8yrs Street Jazz Advance Ballet 9-11yrs Irish Dance 10yrs +

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

WEDNESDAY Strictly4's Ballet Diddy Dance Fairy Ballerinas Fairy Ballerinas RAD Grade 1 Ballet RAD Grade 2 Ballet Toodler Ballet Hip Hop Junior Dance Club Junior RAD Grade 3 Ballet Hip Hop Senior Dance Club Senior RAD Grade 4 Ballet Hip Hop Int. Adult Ballet

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

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

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

Abby Abby Abby Abby Abby Abby

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

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

Abby Abby Abby Abby Abby Abby

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

3.00pm 3.15pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.45pm 4.15pm 4.15pm 5.15pm 5.15pm 6.00pm

Abby Reanne Abby Victoria Reanne Abby Victoria Abby Victoria Abby

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

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

Abby Isis Isis Abby Isis Abby Isis Abby Abby Abby

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

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

Isis Victoria

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

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

3.30pm 4.15pm 5.15pm

Victoria Victoria Victoria


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

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

Reanne Reanne Reanne Reanne Reanne Reanne

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

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

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

Isis Isis Isis Isis Isis Isis

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

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

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

Reanne Reanne Reanne Reanne Reanne Reanne

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SUNDAY RAD Grade 5 Ballet RAD Grade 3 Ballet Prep Ballet Pre Primary Ballet RAD Grade 6 Ballet RAD Grade 8 Ballet

Children’s Activity Classes Al Ain - January 2013


Sharjah, Ajman & Umm Al Quwain Fitness Calendar - January 2013

SATURDAY Aqua Aerobics Hi-Lo Interval Training Aqua Aerobics TaeBo Abs RPM Body Pump

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

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

Hasania Wafa Hasania Tracy Nusayba Reem Reem

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

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

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

Tracy Tracy Wafa Tracy Ria Nusayba Raquel

MONDAY Aqua Aerobics Taebo TBT Body Jam Body Balance

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

10.00am 4.30pm 8.30pm 9.30pm 10.30pm

Carmen Hasania Reem Ria Noura & Olive

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

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

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

Hasania Tracy Carmen Hasania Mary - Win Raquel Ria

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

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

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

Carmen Tracy Hasania Tracy Noura & Olive Nusayba Reem

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

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

10.00am 5.00pm 5.30pm 8.30pm 9.30pm

Wafa Wafa Tracy Mary - Win Raquel

FRIDAY Aqua Aerobics Aqua Aerobics

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

10.00am 5.30pm

Tracy Tracy

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