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This month I’m loving Neal’s Yard Frankincense Intense Cream and this gorgeous outfit from H&M.

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A coffee with‌ Olivia Dennehy chats to

Sunny Rahbar Owner of the Third Line Gallery

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a show in the gallery, I like to spend time with the artists and help them to arrange the installments. If not, I focus on trying to sell our artists’ art, so I will meet with clients. Otherwise I will spend time with the team, working on developing the gallery.

How did you get into this profession? I have always been interested in working in the arts; I went to art school then worked in a gallery, a museum and an auction house before coming back to Dubai. When I came back I started working with artists and putting on shows in different spaces around the city. Soon it became clear that to continue I needed to get my own space and in 2005 I opened The Third Line Gallery, which is where I am today.

What is the best thing about your job?

This month, we were delighted to speak to Sunny Rahbar, the young Iranian owner of the Third Line Gallery, the first contemporary gallery in Dubai, founded in 2005.

What brought you to Dubai? My parents moved here when I was three in 1980, so I basically grew up in Dubai. Although I left for university, I eventually came back in 2001, after working in New York and London.

The best thing about my job is getting to see the artists we represent realise their work, and have them recognised by audiences and diverse target markets. We do a lot of work to get them out there, so when they are successful it’s very rewarding.

And the worst? In all honesty I can’t think of any negative aspects of my job.

What was a standout moment in your career? A standout moment in my career would have to be participating at Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland last year. Art Basel is a very, very important art fair and very difficult to gain entry to, so it made us feel like we had arrived and we had been recognised as a player on the international scene.

Describe a typical day.

What advice would you have for any young woman wanting to get into your field?

We open at 10am, so I normally get to work for opening time. Once there, I will answer emails, and hold meetings which usually start from around noon. If we are installing

It is essential to stick with your aim and be very focused to the end goal. Additionally one should be patient, as there are no shortcuts in life. This is my motto.

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The Play That Goes Wrong

Performed by Mischief Theatre Company and having enjoyed two successful runs in the West End, The Play That Goes Wrong is about all the possible faux-pas’ that can occur in an amature theatrical production. This hilarious play will be performed at Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah from Thursday 5th to Saturday 7th June and tickets are priced at Dhs 160 and Dhs 200. Call 04-3666456 or 050-8805074 or visit www.artforall.ae/upcoming-event/play-goes-wrong/.

Relatively Speaking

Dubai Drama Group presents Alan Ayckbourn’s play ‘Relatively Speaking’ from 11th to 14th June at Kilachand Theatre in DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates. There will be evening and matinee performances and tickets are priced at Dhs 90 and are available at Time Out Tickets and the DUCTAC Box Office. Visit www.dubaidramagroup.com.

Greek theatre play

For the first time ever, Thespis Greek Theatre Group, a group of Greek amateur actors living in Dubai, will perform Babades with Chantilly, by the highly acclaimed Greek screenwriters M. Reppas and Th. Papathanassiou. The event will take place at the Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC, at the Mall of the Emirates on 7th June with two back to back performances at 4.30pm and 8pm respectively. All proceeds will be donated to the Greek non-profit organisation Emfasis Foundation, a cause founded a year ago by a group of Greek citizens living overseas. For tickets visit www.timeouttickets.com or call the DUCTAC Box office on 04-3414777. 24 | JUNE Connector Connector Layout - June 2014.indd 24

Jason Manford live in Dubai

Jason Manford is one the biggest names in UK comedy and will hit the Al Jumairah Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Dubai Sheikh Zayed Road on Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd June. Tickets are priced at Premium Seating - Dhs 500 and Regular Seating Dhs 300 and are available at www. timeouttickets.com. Call 04-3551862 or visit www. thelaughterfactory.com. www.mydubaiconnection.com 5/28/14 9:21 AM


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A pirate adventure

Dubai Dolphinarium’s new theatre production ‘Pirates Of Arabia’s is a 45-minute interactive performance that takes you on a journey across the Arabian Sea with the infamous Pirate Blackbeard’s granddaughter who holds the key to her grandfather’s treasure chest. The performance is suitable for children from three years old and the pirates will ask them to get involved. Performances will be every weekend at 1pm until Ramadan. Pirates of Arabia does not include the dolphin and seal show, but you can enjoy one of three daily shows at 11am, 3pm or 6pm. Tickets start from Dhs 20 and you are advised to purchase tickets direct from the Dubai Dolphinarium ticket counter. Call 04-3669773 or visit www.dubaidolphinarium.ae.

One Direction

You have probably heard that One Direction is heading in our direction and will play live on Saturday 4th April 2015 at 7he Sevens Stadium Dubai! Ticket categories are Diamond standing - Dhs 1,000, Gold standing - Dhs 500, Silver standing - Dhs 300, and Bronze seating - Dhs 250 and are available from www.doneevents.com and all Virgin Megastores. Visit www.onedirectionmusic.com.

Captain Flinn and the Dinosaur Pirates

Captain Flinn and the Dinosaur Pirates is a play for the adventurous spirit in both children and adults, showing on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th June at Madinat Jumeirah. Tickets are priced at Dhs 140 for Balcony and Stalls. Call 04-366 6546.

Emirates Photography Competition

The finest Emirati, Arab and international photographers are being recognised at the Emirates Photography Competition exhibition, which opened last month and runs until 16th August at Manarat Al Saadiyat Exhibition Centre, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. Visit www.saadiyatculturaldistrict.ae or www.emiratesphotocompetition.ae. 26 | JUNE Connector Connector Layout - June 2014.indd 26

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THIS month With all the great offers on over the summer, there has never been a better time to enjoy the local area.

Summer breeze

Take advantage of the Summer Breeze package at The Chedi Muscat, exclusively for GCC residents. Rates start from OMR115 per room per night or add an additional night and receive a complimentary three-course dinner for two. Then avail of a 30% discount at The Spa and indulge in a treatment designed to help you overcome the stresses of summer. Available between 15th May and 31st August 2014 each Summer Breeze guest will receive a daily breakfast for two at The Restaurant, 20% discount on food and soft drinks, complimentary minibar (water and soft drinks replenished daily) and early check-in and late check-out upon availability. Terms and conditions apply. Call +968 2452 4400 or email reservation@chedimuscat.com.

The peak of tranquility

Alila launches its latest destination resort - Alila Jabal Akhdar in Oman. Only a 2.5 hour drive from Muscat, Alila Jabal Akhdar is dramatically perched on a mountain side overlooking a stunning gorge with sensational views of the Al Hajar Mountains. Opening rates, for GCC residents only, start from OMR 98 and include two nights in a Mountain View Suite accommodation, daily breakfast, complimentary resort activities, Wi-Fi connection, gym and pool access. The package is valid from now until 24th July, terms and conditions apply. Call +968-25344200 or visit www.alilahotels.com/jabalakhdar.

A suite deal

Radisson Blu Resort Fujairah offers unbeatable packages from 1st June to 31st August 2014. If you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family holiday or a spa weekend, the Suite Package offers one, two or three bedroom suites with complimentary breakfast, with prices starting from Dhs 799 per night. A day getaway for two is also possible for the price of one ticket, Dhs 295, which will get you a beach pass for two plus a lunch buffet with drinks included in the Breeze Restaurant. Call 09-2449700 or visit www.radissonblu.com/resort-fujairah.

The magic of Oman

Millennium Resort Mussanah is the ideal weekend escape for relaxation and recreation in Oman, approximately 3 to 4 hours driving time from Dubai or Abu Dhabi, or 45 minutes from Muscat International Airport. Whether you enjoy scuba diving, spa pampering or simply relaxing with the family, you can take advantage of the summer promotional rates from now until 30th September that start from OMR 49 (Dhs 490) for room and breakfast or OMR 66 (Dhs 660) for room, breakfast and dinner. Call +968-268 71555 or email reservations@mill-mussanah.com. 28 | JUNE Connector Connector Layout - June 2014.indd 28

Making memories

Tilal Liwa Hotel, a tranquil oasis in the majestic Rub Al Khali Desert, has offers geared for the summer holiday. The Summer Desert Escape package starts from Dhs 399 and includes a stay at a Deluxe Room with complimentary buffet breakfast for two at Al Badiya Restaurant. This offer runs from 15th May to 30th August 2014 for UAE/GCC residents only and during weekends (Thursday to Saturday). The rate is subject to 10% service charge and 6% tourism fee. Two children under 12 sharing a room with their parents can stay free of charge. Call 02-8946111 or visit www.danathotels.com. www.mydubaiconnection.com 5/27/14 3:23 PM


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y t r i l f d Fun an fashion

FASHION update

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Vince Camuto Zara

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Mall look of the month H&M

Name: Rania El Feky Age: 37 Occupation: Wedding planner

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Where are you from? Egypt How would you describe your style? Fun What was your worst fashion buy? So far, so good! What do you wear on the school run? Jeans or tracksuits How often do you shop? I’m always shopping What do you do with your old clothes and accessories? Give them to charity How many shoes do you own? Too many to count Favourite style? Depends on my mood Favourite shoes heels or flats? Flats, but heels for evening What colour do you think is the new black? Pink Biggest fashion spend? Bags in general Designer of Karama? Designer What are you wearing today? River Island shoes and dress, Topshop belt and Chanel bag Connector JUNE | 33 5/27/14 3:23 PM


DINING out

Journey through China

Summer sizzlers

From 1st to 29th June, The China Club at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek launches ten new dishes from various regions of China with prices starting from Dhs 59 per dish. Call 04-2057333/7444 or visit www.diningdubaicreek.com.

The hot summer sale is back at Pyramids, Wafi from now until 31st August. Enjoy a 2-for-1 on main courses at Medzo, 2-for-1 on cocktails at Asha’s, and 2-for-1 on bottles of grape at Vintage. Additionally, Carter’s is offering Dhs 22 pints of beer and Dhs 20 glasses of selected wine and spirits all day every day; and Thai Chi’s ‘buy one and receive one dinner buffet free’ is offered on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for maximum eight people per booking. Finally, Seville’s has Dhs 95 litre jugs of sangria or Dhs 25 for a glass all day every day. Call 04-3244100 or visit www.pyramidsrestaurantsatwafi.com.

Seafood extravaganza

At Grand Millennium Dubai, Friday Seafood Night at TOSHI serves up the riches of the ocean with an extensive selection of seafood complemented with authentic Asian flavours for Dhs 175 with soft drinks, Dhs 195 with one glass of bubbly or grape and soft drinks and Dhs 295 with unlimited selected beverages for four hours from 7pm -11pm. Also, why not take advantage of the 20% Happy Hour discount on the a la carte food and beverages menu daily from 5.30pm to 7pm? Call 04-4299999 or visit www.grandmillenniumdubai.com.

A day for Dad

Celebrate Father’s Day with Al Badia Golf Club by InterContinental Dubai Festival City with a package of 18 holes of golf and a two-course meal at Spikes with two house beverages. The pampering continues with 25% discount on all spa treatments at Spa InterContinental, Al Badia Golf Club (reservations required). Pay Dhs 299 for weekday golf and Dhs 399 for weekend golf. Valid until 30th June and terms and conditions apply. Call 04-6010101 or visit www.albadiagolfclub.ae. 34 | JUNE Connector Connector Layout - June 2014.indd 34

Thursday brunch

At MÖevenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, the Thursday Late BBQ Brunch offers an extensive buffet selection and live BBQ station at The Talk terrace. Featuring steak, fish, chicken, vegetables and fruits complemented with cocktails for Dhs 165 (with soft beverages) and Dhs 195 (with beverage package). Kids 12 and under dine free. Call 04-4498888.

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Fit for a King, Fit for a Dad

A perfect ending to a long weekend of male centric activities, Flow Kitchen, Fairmont The Palm opens its door on Father’s Day and invites dad to lunch for free, when joined by the family. The menu is ‘fit for a king’ and includes pan seared foie gras as well as foie gras terrine, freshly shucked oysters on the half shell, a beef prime rib carvery with accompanying béarnaise sauce, roasted duck, and flambé desserts such as Rum Baba. The Father’s Day lunch buffet is available on Sunday 15th June at Flow Kitchen from 12pm - 3.30pm, and is priced at Dhs 155 per guest. Dads dine for free when accompanied by the family, with at least one other full paying adult. For reservations call 04-4573388 or email palm.dining@fairmont.com

A ‘sushi-licious’ summer

Head for Blue Jade at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai and experience an enticing ‘sushi-licious’ sundowner throughout summer. Savour unlimited fresh sushi complemented by handcrafted beverages inspired by the traditions of Japan. Prices are Dhs 100 (unlimited sushi) and Dhs 180 (unlimited sushi and handcrafted sake based cocktails). Available daily from 5pm to 7pm. Call 04-3186150 or email dine.dubai@ritzcarlton.com.

Father’s Day feast

To celebrate Father’s Day, Reform Social & Grill at The Lakes offers families the chance to feast on their own perfectly roasted joint of beef topside, loin of pork or a whole roast chicken carved at their table - accompanied by sharing platters of roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and lashings of gravy. This is priced at Dhs 110 for a single roast dinner or Dhs 110 per head for the family roast experience. Children’s portions are Dhs 55. Father’s Day cocktail specials start from Dhs 40. Available from 14th to 16th June from 12pm onwards. Call 04-4542638 or visit www.reformsocialgrill.ae.

Pitcher-perfect

Beat the heat at Iris Dubai with an extensive selection of refreshing cocktails made with the season’s finest assortment of exotic fruits. Have a pitcher-perfect summer every day from 6pm to 8pm with pitchers starting at Dhs 150. There is also the Summertime Happy Hour every Sunday to Thursday from 6pm to 8pm offers 50% off selected beverages. Call 056-9511442.

Dining delights

Head for The Address Dubai Mall for Cabana’s Churrasco Night every Thursday. Sample unlimited skewers of succulent beef, lamb and poultry, sizzled to perfection and carved ‘rodizio-style’ at your table for Dhs 210 (with soft beverages) and Dhs 300 (with selected beverages). The Sushi & Yakitori Brunch on Friday is Dhs 225 for unlimited food (with soft drinks) and Dhs 335 (with select house beverages). Call 04-4388888. Connector JUNE | 35

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Father’s go French

Treat your dad to an early celebration for Father’s Day at A.O.C. French Brasserie, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach. Dads receive 50% off the Friday French Brunch when dining with their families on Friday 13th June. The brunch is priced at Dhs 230 with soft beverages, Dhs 320 with selected house beverages and Dhs 495 with bubbly. It is complimentary for children up to the age of 12 and half price between the ages of 13 to 17 (maximum 2 kids free per paying adult). Call 04-4484733.

Brunch with a view

The Butcher’s Brunch is a perfect weekend getaway for relaxation and good food. The stunning West 14th view is complemented with jazz tunes performed by a live band which creates a unique family experience. This is priced at Dhs 350 with soft beverages, Dhs 450 with unlimited house grapes, and Dhs 600 with house grapes and half a bottle (per person) of Premium French Bubbles. Your ride to the brunch is also on them. Book your Uber car and quote West14th and receive an instant credit of Dhs 120 (Dhs 60 per way). Available every Friday and Saturday from 12.30pm until 4pm. Call 04-4477601 or email west14th.oceana@moevenpick.com.

Spanish delights

El Sur at The Westin launches the ‘A la carte Friday’ lunch. Indulge in El Sur’s authentic Spanish offerings every Friday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, prepared by executive Chef Juan Carlos Gonzalez Hernandez. This is perfect for an afternoon of tapas with friends or a more decadent lunch for two. Call 04-3997700. 36 | JUNE Connector Connector Layout - June 2014.indd 36

Crazy lobster Sundays

Fish Market at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek launches the Crazy Lobster Sunday promotion for Dhs 99. Every Sunday during June, indulge in the mouth-watering seafood delicacies and chose any size of lobster from the seafood basket for Dhs 99 per piece and order it the way you like it cooked. Treat yourself to Crazy Cocktails like Rusty Silver, Fusion and Silver Fizz for only Dhs 48 and Mad Mocktails including Cinderella, Virgin Fizz and Passion Punch for only Dhs 38. Call 04-2057333/7444 or visit www.diningdubaicreek.com.

Light summer menu

Rhodes Twenty10, the popular culinary grill by Michelin-starred celebrity chef Gary Rhodes OBE, has unveiled a brand new menu featuring a variety of new light and fresh British Summer-inspired dishes perfect for the hotter months ahead. Call 04-3165550 or visit www.rhodestwenty10.com.

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DINING out

Goal!

Football fever

Towers Rotana Dubai invites all fans to enjoy the craziest football nights at Long’s Bar, with a range of international drinks and a tailor made menu of snacks and bites, as well as amazing prizes. Call 04-3122201.

With exciting promotions, a vibrant atmosphere, live telecast screens and impeccable service - follow the World Cup at Carpenter’s Bar, Hyatt Regency Dubai from 5pm to 3am every day from 12th June to 13th July. Promotions include Buy 3 Pitchers, Get 1 free; Buy 5 beer bottles, Get 1 free; and Buy 1 Pitcher, get onion rings or fries free. Also participate in the Scratch & Win contest for fabulous prizes. Call 04-3172222.

Catch the match

Cheer on your favourite World Cup team at Belgian Beer Café, Grand Millennium Dubai while enjoying the World Cup specials and the Belgian brews. Watch the match and chill out indoor or outdoor at the newly refurbished rooftop for a minimum spend of Dhs 150 per person. Prizes are on offer including the grand finale prize at the final game. Call 04-4299999 or visit www.grandmillenniumdubai.com.

Live from Rio

The ultimate goal zone

This month, Zero Gravity will be transformed into a Brazilian-inspired sporting stadium for the 2014 Fifa World Cup. A dedicated menu will offer fans a selection of dishes priced from Dhs 45, including Golden Boot hot dogs and Defender steak and kidney or chicken and mushroom pies, served with potato wedges. Cocktails include the Quick Kick, Offside and a refreshing, fruity Extra Point, while the golden bottles of limited edition FIFA World Cup Budweiser will be chilling in the Zero Gravity fridges, with bucket deals available. Call 04-3990009 or visit www.0-gravity.ae.

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When the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil on 12th June, it will be broadcast live on huge plasma screens at The Q Underground at Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha. Enjoy discounted rates on selected beverages plus Happy Hour from 4pm to 8pm everyday (excluding Ramadan), and have fun with Predict-n-win guess the score and win great prizes. Visit www.holidayinn.com or  www.hialbarshadubai.com.

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DINING out

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Teste & d Trie

Breakfast to Breakfast @ Al Murooj Rotana Nando’s @ The Greens The Nando’s flame landed in the UAE way back in 2002 when the first restaurant opened on Sheikh Zayed Road. It didn’t take long for people to fall in love with the addictive taste of the flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken and before long another 12 restaurants opened. The Afro-Portuguese inspired food and welcoming hospitality make a great combination!

What we ate

We started with the PERi-PERi Hummus and Pita and then both plumped for the new Espetada Carnival - flame grilled PERi PERi chicken stuffed with garlic, parsley and feta, skewered with mixed peppers and served with a side of butternut squash and grilled corn, PERi chips and a spicy mango sangria. And although we didn’t have enough room we shared a Chocolate Walnut Brownie!

Verdict

We loved the Nando’s spin on the hummus served with warm pita and the new Espetada Carnival was absolutely delicious. The chicken was cooked perfectly and literally fell off the skewer and the balance of the garlic, parsley and feta was fantastic. This new dish is a must try at an old favourite!

Cost

Appetisers start from Dhs 12, mains from Dhs 19 and desserts start from Dhs 18. The new Espetada Carnival is priced at Dhs 74. For further information and restaurant locations check out the Nando’s Facebook page Facebook.com/nandosuae or website www.nandos.ae or call 600-542525. -L.C. 40 | JUNE Connector

Breakfast to Breakfast is a Lebanese restaurant chain founded in 1996. It opened its first branch in Jal el Dib, and was the first restaurant to open and deliver food 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Today, Breakfast to Breakfast has expanded to 9 branches across Lebanon, 2 branches in the KSA and 4 branches in the UAE. They serve everything from the traditional Lebanese Mankouche to juicy, mouth-watering burgers.

What we ate

We started with Fatayer including miniature flat breads with zaatar, pocket goodies filled with spinach, cheese and chicken, mini pizza and Kebbah. Then the B to B classic - the Pikasso - delicate flat bread, freshly baked to perfection and garnished with a bed of garden fresh lettuce and crispy red tomatoes, a generous heap of shredded chicken fillet and their secret special sauce. We also shared the Chicken Sub, marinated chicken breast on melted cheese topped with tomato, pickles, lettuce and garlic sauce.

Verdict

We only tried a small section of B to B’s extensive menu and everything was so fresh and tasty. The breads were cooked beautifully, the meats melted in our mouths and portions were so generous they were perfect for sharing.

Cost

The Fatayer is priced at Dhs 3 per piece, the Pikasso (which is good for 2) is priced at Dhs 26 and the Sub at Dhs 26. Call Breakfast to Breakfast at Al Murooj Rotana Complex on 04-3211234, Al Riqqa Road, Deira on 04-2223566. -L.C.

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Mid-Summer Drunch

Enjoy your weekend with the new Beer & BBQ Drunch at Warehouse, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre. This buffet is priced at Dhs 219 (with unlimited selected beers, selected regular spirits, sparkling wine and Le Méridien Dubai exclusively blended housewines), or Dhs 299 (with unlimited beers from their extensive Beer Guide, selected premium spirits, selected premium wines and bubbly). Call 04-7022560 or visit www.lemeridien-dubai.com.

Now open

New York City’s famous Clinton Street Baking Company has opened its doors at the Burj Views, Downtown Dubai and you can now enjoy the mouthwatering breakfast, lunch and dinner signature dishes that have made Clinton Street Baking Company New York a favourite casual dining destination since 2001. Call 04-4281331.

BREKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER & EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN! Join us on

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AL MUROUJ Al Murouj Complex Opp. Burj Khalifa Dubai, UAE 04 3211234 / 04 3437934 AL RIGGA Al Rigga St., Near Al Rigga Metro Station, Dubai, UAE 04 2223566 / 04 2223011

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GOOD food

Bon

BAKED SPANISH TORTILLA

The Spanish Tortilla is first documented in the early 19th century; it originated as an inexpensive meal for farm workers using eggs, potatoes and onions, perhaps adding a little left over chopped ham or chorizo. Two hundred years later it is a well known traditional Spanish delicacy alongside paella, and it is available in virtually every tapas bar in Spain usually served warm with bread or as a sandwich. There are numerous regional varieties. The recipe here uses basic ingredients plus a little extra and is simplified by baking in the oven. Please note that once cooked it should be eaten within 24 hours.

Serves 8-10

Ingredients 10 large eggs 1 lb waxy potatoes, cut into ½ inch chunks 4 spring onions 1 medium red pepper, cut into ¼ inch pieces 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 small carton sour cream 6 oz coarsely grated mature cheddar cheese 2 oz grated Parmesan 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for greasing dish handful flat leaf parsley for decoration salt and pepper to taste

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Method

First heat oven 190C (375F) (Gas 5). Lightly oil a 2 quart oven proof baking dish. Put potatoes into a saucepan with cold water and bring to the boil. Add ½ teaspoon salt, reduce the heat and simmer until just tender, 5-7 minutes. Drain and put aside. Next chop the white and light green parts of the spring onions and thinly slice the dark green parts, keep separate. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large frying pan on medium heat. Add the chopped spring onions, red pepper and garlic and cook, stirring, until vegetables are just tender. Add the potatoes and gently mix together. Put the vegetables in to the prepared baking dish. Break the eggs into a large bowl and whisk together with the sour cream. Stir in the cheddar cheese, Parmesan, sliced spring onions, and ½ teaspoon each of pepper and salt. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables and gently stir to coat all ingredients. Bake in pre heated oven until puffed up and golden brown, and set in the centre, about 25-35 minutes. Remove from oven and rest for 10 minutes and transfer to a serving plate. Decorate with the parsley. Tortilla may be eaten, warm or cold and is commonly served in bite-size pieces on cocktail sticks, or cut into pie style triangles and served with French bread and salad. Buen provecho! www.mydubaiconnection.com 5/27/14 3:23 PM


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GOOD food

Herbs you deserve Fresh herbs add spark and life to food, boost flavour and have great health benefits. Rosemary is known to boost brain power, parsley is high in Vitamin C, coriander is a wonderful source of dietary fibre, peppermint soothes the colon, oregano helps fight inflammation and thyme is

a good antioxidant. Whether you grow them in your garden or pick them up from the market, choose herbs that have fresh-looking leaves without brown spots. Fresh herbs do not last long, so buy or pick only as you need them. Try this recipe at home.

Thai green shrimp curry Serves: 4 persons

Serving size: 7 shrimps Calories per serving: 425 Kcal Protein: 14g Carbs: 16g Fat: 34g Ingredients: ½ teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoons ground coriander 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root 4 teaspoons minced garlic 2 green chili peppers, chopped 3 stalks lemon grass, minced ⅓ cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 limes, juiced 1 lime, zested 2 tablespoons corn oil ¼ cup corn oil 450 grams fresh green beans, trimmed 1 (7 ounce or 200 gram) can baby corn, drained 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 cup coconut milk ¾ pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp (about 30 shrimps) ¾ cup water fresh basil for garnish

2. Heat ¼ cup of corn oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir green beans and baby corn for about 30 seconds. Stir in the paste, soy sauce, and coconut milk and bring to a boil. 3. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes, then add the shrimp. Cook the shrimp until they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the centre, (3 to 5 minutes). If the sauce becomes too thick, stir in some water. 4. Garnish with fresh basil and serve with steamed rice. This recipe has been created by Live’ly Executive Chef Kassem Taha. For further information contact 04-3481008 or visit www.lively.ae.

Directions:

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HOME & garden

Guide to buying a

property

The property acquisition process in Dubai is not always straightforward, and it is essential that you ensure you enter into any transaction with full knowledge of the process and potential pitfalls. Despite being a leader in the region from a regulatory perspective, Dubai is still an emerging market and therefore an independent awareness of the full process is crucial.

Before you start viewing properties, you need to clarify the following points:

• Your budget: If you are a cash buyer this

will be straightforward, but if you are a financed buyer you need to understand how much you can afford for a deposit (plus fees), and therefore how much you can borrow. The recent Mortgage Cap means that the maximum loan-to-value ratio is 75% for a first time expatriate mortgage. As well as the 25% deposit, you will also need 4% transfer fee, 2% agency fee and additional smaller fees in cash before you can buy.

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• Your target area: In order to maximise the

effectiveness of your search, you need to know which areas are of interest. If you are going to occupy the property, you need to consider the style of property and the nearby amenities you require. If you are an investor, factors such as rental yield and letting void need to be considered • Your agent: It is essential that you choose an agency with a strong reputation, because there have been countless times where agents have acted unethically and the buyer has consequently lost money. It is a good idea to meet your agent first, and understand their knowledge of your target area and the credentials that their company has.

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• Your personal finances: You must ensure that you set up a local bank account, as you will need this throughout the purchase process.

• Your purchasing method: If you are

buying in your individual name, you will just require your passport copy. If you will be buying through a company, you will need the board resolution, articles of association, power of attorney for the signatory and certificate of incorporation.

Once you have established the above, and you have selected an agent with a good knowledge of the local area and sufficient options to meet your requirements, you can begin your viewings. As you are looking, it is prudent to ask your agent for recent market comparables to understand where the asking prices of your properties sit within the market. Remember, there is sometimes a notable discrepancy between the seller’s asking price and the market value! Once you have found a property you like, the next step is to make an offer. You must ensure that your offer is realistic in terms of the comparable market data, and your agent will give you a guide on this. This will then get communicated to the seller and negotiations can begin. A Sales Agreement (sometimes called an MOU - Memorandum of Understanding) is then generated once a price and the additional terms have been agreed. Remember, unlike many western markets, there are typically no lawyers involved in property transactions here in Dubai, so it is essential you read the contract carefully and that you trust the agent you are dealing with. As a buyer, this is signed with a 10% deposit placed in order to secure the purchase. Following the MOU, the process will vary based on whether it is cash to cash, www.mydubaiconnection.com Connector Layout - June 2014.indd 47

financed buyer and cash seller, cash buyer and financed seller, or finance to finance. The process can take anywhere between two and eight weeks, so it is important to be organised and manage your expectations in terms of time. Once all of the financing logistics have been arranged, a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the relevant developer must be obtained, which ensures that the seller is up to date with the payments such as services charges. Once obtained, you can then transfer the title deed into your name at one of the Land Department centres to finalise the transaction. Ensure that you have prepared all of the cheques correctly, as certain payments (such as the amount to seller and the 4% transfer fee) have to be in the form of a manager’s cheque. Ensure a file of the transaction is provided by your agent, and you can then enjoy your new home or investment! Simon Kennedy is Director of Dubai-based real estate firm Edwards and Towers. He is a Chartered Surveyor, having trained and qualified in London, and holds an Executive MBA from Cass Business School and a Real Estate MSc from Reading University. Simon currently oversees residential and commercial brokerage, valuations and consultancy at Edwards and Towers. Connector JUNE | 47 5/27/14 3:23 PM


KIDS & education

School’s out for

SUMMER! Here’s just some of the great camps on offer to keep your kids out of mischief this summer...

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both Arabic and English by Early Years trained teachers who have a passion for developing children’s creativity and curiosity. A variety of sessions are available along with summer holiday programmes which are planned to build on children’s interests and developmental abilities. Call 04-3367676, email info@akelcdubai.org or visit www.akelcdubai.org.

Children’s Oasis Nursery

During the months of July and August, Children Oasis Nursery in Umm Suqeim are offering a fun filled programme of summer activities provided by dedicated qualified staff in their spacious lovely location close to Burj Al Arab. Whether it is discovering or creating Arabic Treasures, travelling to Space in their very own rocket creation or going on an expedition into Dinosaur Land, your child will enjoy stimulating topics during the hot summer months. July and August from Sunday to Thursday, flexible days and flexible timings available between 7.30am - 5.30pm to suit all your individual needs. Call 04-3790790 or email admin@childrensoasisnursery.com

dar el ilm

Aga Khan Early Learning Centre

The Aga Khan Early Learning Centre (AKELC) is part of the wider Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org) and provides educational programming for children from all communities between the ages of 12 months and 4 years. The centre’s curriculum follows the highest international standards of excellence and is aligned with the UK Early Years Foundation Stages framework. This is delivered bi-lingually in www.mydubaiconnection.com Connector Layout - June 2014.indd 49

Summer is here! DEI is starting its summer camp on 15th June until 24th August. A weekly themed programme to learn Arabic or English with extra emphasis on conversation, while playing, acting, singing, crafts and more. Enrol your child for more than 3 weeks and get a 10% discount on the last week! “dar-el-ilm” school of languages is a leading language centre that was founded in Dubai in 1988. DEI teaches Arabic to children and foreign languages to adults and children using unique and effective teaching methods. Call 04-3310221 or visit www.dar-el-ilm.com. Connector JUNE | 49 5/27/14 3:23 PM


KIDS & education assessment upon registration. Register before the 15th June and get one registration fee waved. The programme caters for kids aged 4 to 17 years and runs from 15th June to 31st August, Sunday to Thursday 10am to 5pm. Call Al Barsha 04-395 8911, Jumeirah 04-3441040, Knowledge Village 04-4216939, Motor City 04-4542707, Uptown Mirdif 04-2363668 or visit www.mathnasium.ae.

M&S Sports

Kangaroo Kids Nursery

Kangaroo Kids Nursery will be opening its doors for summer camp. In a vibrant learner friendly atmosphere they make learning hands on and fun, teach the children and enhance their skills. They will enjoy art and craft activities, water play, cooking, music, singing and dancing. And will also have the opportunity to participate in ‘Fun Yoga’ designed for children. With bright classrooms, computer access, library, doll’s house, indoor soft play area, swimming pool and outdoor playground. Call the Jumeirah Branch on 04-3955518 and the Burj Residence Branch on 04-4205250 or visit www.kangarookids.ae.

Mathnasium

Mathnasium is offering a full exciting programme that will cover the holidays. It is a well-known fact that children lose 20% of math concepts and skills developed during the prior school year. Every day and for one hour throughout the week kids will have the chance to improve their math skills and work on getting the head start in math they deserve. The summer holiday programme can be utilised for a week, two weeks or the whole vacation. Prices start at Dhs 690 depending on level and duration and they will offer a free 50 | JUNE Connector Connector Layout - June 2014.indd 50

M&S Sports are offering Multi Activity Camp (4-14 years), Holiday Swim School (age 3+), Nursery Camp (2-4 years) and Football Camp (age 5+) at the following venues: SAFA Private School (Multi Activity, Holiday Swim, Nursery Camp); Al Noor Training Centre, Al Barsha (Multi Activity, Holiday Swim); JESS Ranches (Holiday Swim); World Trade Centre (Football Camp) and Dubai Modern Education School (Multi Activity). The camps are fun, but also stimulating, challenging and with opportunities for learning and skill development. Campers are engaged physically, socially and cognitively via a range of activities from firm favourites swimming and football to arts and crafts, sports, team building, and a motor-skill school. The camp programme is staffed by the entire M&S team, with a little help from their fantastic summer camp assistants, so expect to see many familiar faces! Call 04-4572933, email camps@mandssports.com or visit www.mandssports.com/holidaycamps.

Premier Genie

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KIDS & education and international competitions - SCAT and SAT. Premier Genie is organising a Summer Camp in Knowledge Village from 1st July to 31st August. The programme will comprise of Mathematics, English Creative Writing and Robotics. Located in Knowledge Village Block 2B G05A, Dubai. Call 055-8103057 or visit www.premiergenie.com/registration.php.

The Arabic Language Centre

Learn Arabic now! The Arabic Language Centre is announcing two intensive terms for the summer of 2014. Ramadan term will be open for Beginners I, II & III starting 29th June to 23rd July, 4 days per week. The August terms will be open for Beginners I starting 3rd to 21st August, 5days per week. A special cost of Dhs 1,950 and Dhs 250 for material, registration is free. Established in the DWTC in 1980, ALC has been teaching Arabic as a foreign language to adults for more than 30 years. The centre uses a unique,

effective, and simplified teaching method exclusively developed by the school founder, Maliha Wehbe. Call 04-3315600 or email info@arabiclanguagecentre.com.

The Brain Workshop

Stop summer brain drain. Studies show that children lose between two to three months worth of learning during summer. The Brain Workshop can help not only stop your child’s brain drain but also increase their learning abilities and academic performance by strengthening their cognitive skills with their unique fun and interactive brain training. Enrol your child in the Summer Brain Camp to help them gain: more focus, higher processing speed, improved reading and comprehension abilities, sharper athletic skills and more confidence and self-esteem. The camp runs from June to August. Call 04-3275075, 050-2276809 or visit www.thebrainworkshop.com.

Toddler Town British Nursery

This summer, it’s double the fun at Toddler Town British Nursery with their new and even more exciting second branch opening in Jumeirah with an extended summer camp running from June to August, with special introductory rates for both summer camps as well as for the 2014-15 Academic Year. With a variety of outdoor and indoor playgrounds, swimming pools and imaginative play rooms, the new branch is all set to be the top choice amongst nurseries in Dubai. The JBR Branch (Amwaj 5, JBR) Summer Camp runs from 1st July to 26th August. The Jumeirah Branch (Villa No.20, 21st Street, Al Safa 2) Summer Camp runs from 15th June to 26th August. Visit www.toddlertown.ae, email info@toddlertown.ae or call 04-4528080.

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KIDS & education

Should

I stay,

or should

I go?

The UAE might once have been regarded as the economic alternative in the global education arena, but with an ever-expanding higher education landscape accompanying strong economic growth, UAE citizens and residents no longer need to leave home to benefit from the best standards of international education.

B

eing recognised in 2013 as the fourth most attractive education destination in the world for students looking to pursue their studies abroad, the country now has an enviable reputation of its own. Dubai itself is home to nearly 40 international branch campuses bringing world-renowned names in higher learning to modern educational hubs, set in a strategically located and culturally vibrant city. This growing reputation offers up an ideal opportunity for citizens and residents of the UAE to be among a growing stay-at-home student community, as a range of exciting options open up right on our doorstep. Alongside highly reputed national institutions, students in the UAE can now benefit from Australian, American, British and other European curricula, or pursue programmes with some of the most well-known educational establishments from emerging markets such as India. Aside from the financial benefits of living at home, studying locally allows students to retain their family, social and professional networks and stay in their comfort zone as they adapt to a new curriculum and learning environment. The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is one of the universities that have helped to carve the UAE’s growing reputation as a centre for quality international education. UOWD was the first overseas university to set up 54 | JUNE Connector Connector Layout - June 2014.indd 54

a presence in the UAE and the institution comes of age this year as it marks the 21st anniversary of its establishment in Dubai. In its two decades of operation, UOWD has grown from eight to 4,000 students and from a single English language training programme to 25 nationally accredited and internationally recognised degree programmes. One sixth of the University’s student body is Emirati and around three quarters of all the University’s students are citizens or residents of the UAE. One such student, Kevin Klijnsmit, a graduate of the MBA programmes at UOWD, chose to remain in the UAE rather than return to Europe or go elsewhere for his higher degree. Already established with a career, and social and professional networks in the UAE, Kevin was looking for an international quality of education, which he found at UOWD. Undergraduate students entering the job market for the first time are also increasingly well-placed with a degree from a UAE-based institution. With organisations like UOWD offering internationally respected higher education, young graduates are primed to enter the growing multi-national workforce in a city fast emerging as a strong economic centre within a region of growing geopolitical importance. Visit www.uowdubai.ac.ae for more information. www.mydubaiconnection.com 5/27/14 3:24 PM


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KIDS & education

A levels versus

T

IB

he first and most important thing to state in any comparison of these two programmes aimed at 16 to 17 year olds seeking to enter university is to emphasise that both are very good, yet very different in many regards. The second point to emphasise is that both are accepted equally widely. The IB Diploma is a qualification run and managed by the Swissbased International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) and the A-level, administered by examination boards based in the UK (including Cambridge University amongst others), is the qualification taken in thousands of British schools both in the UK and internationally. It would be unjust to claim that either offers a better education or a better passport to universities around the world than the other. Indeed, good grades in either can result in up to one year’s credit at universities in the USA, and of course entry to university in the UK is a given. Canada, Australia and many other countries recognise both officially, and both provide an excellent route into the course of choice for the hardworking student. It is important for families therefore to understand the real difference between the courses as there is a degree of quite understandable fog around each, which in simple terms, might be considered ‘marketing’. So why are they different? The IB Diploma takes a more generalist approach in many regards, with students having to complete six subject areas in addition to a general epistemological course called Theory of Knowledge (TOK). In addition they must complete an extended essay over the two years of the course and at least three hours a week of Creativity Action Service (CAS) activities over the course of the two years, adding up to around 150 hours as a minimum. 56 | JUNE Connector Connector Layout - June 2014.indd 56

Academic subjects are chosen at higher level or standard level, and students must choose three of each from varying option blocks. The requirement to choose from blocks of options as laid down by the IBO means students must study at least two languages, generally their first language and one other. The choice of higher level or standard level will be guided by the students interest and attainment as evidenced in early school years (in the British schools which then follow IB this will often be subject to the grades the students achieved at iGCSE). Students must also continue to study some area of Mathematics, Arts, Humanities and Sciences. A small amount of flexibility is allowed in that students can opt to study additional sciences or languages by sacrificing the arts option. So the IB Diploma is a course that encourages and requires students to continue a wide range of courses, and also a great commitment to non-subject specific requirements such as CAS, TOK and the extended essay. The IBO and schools which are strong advocates on the IB programme would also point to the fact that the whole approach of the IB is formulated around the IB learner profile. This is a philosophical approach which encourages enquiry, reflection and a wider appreciation of the context of the learning. It means that students in the IB programme are intended to be equipped to become lifelong learners. The IB learner profile is reflected in the curriculum of each subject to a greater or lesser degree. www.mydubaiconnection.com 5/27/14 3:24 PM


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KIDS & education CAS and TOK are also founded upon the principle of the learner profile and are intended to give students a wider, more thoughtful approach to both their learning and their personal development and place in the world. All of the above are in fact essentially true. A student who grasps and appreciates the IB approach fully can indeed get a great deal out of the course. They will be shown the wider world around them and they will go through a curriculum which is rigorous in its approach while maintaining a broad base. The IB aims to equip them both academically and personally. On the other hand, A-levels (which stands for Advanced level) offer a much more focussed approach to university entrance studies. They are not in general subject to a single overarching philosophy and the A-level does not aim to equip students beyond the purely academic aims of their course. That is not to say that some schools would not put into place additional courses aimed to full in this gap but that is not the same as having it built in to the core of the approach. Most students will choose to take three or four subjects at A-level and focus their subject choice on areas of interest in which they feel they will succeed. They will generally be guided in these choices by three main factors; attainment so far, university entry requirements for their likely course of subject, and their particular areas of interest. For example, a budding young doctor would study Mathematics, Chemistry and one other subject (often a second science), whereas a linguist would study English, Chinese and French. Some students find the flexibility and freedom a liberating experience. A budding classical scholar may be relieved to no longer have to study Mathematics! Indeed in some cases A-levels offer a more secure route to university entry, as students are able to focus on subjects they like and are therefore likely to do well in. Many of us recall the horror of sitting in a class we found dull or frustrating, and the fact that this often led to a poor grade in that area. Each A-level subject is studied in more depth than the equivalent on the IB course. Thus success at A-level in three (or sometimes four) 58 | JUNE Connector Connector Layout - June 2014.indd 58

subjects is equal in the eyes of universities to the nine subjects (six + CAS, TOK and the essay) of the IB. It does mean though that the student inevitably loses track of some of the breadth that is offered in the IB and could not, for example, study for Medicine whilst also studying languages. It also means, in reality, that university choices are set somewhat more firmly in stone at an earlier date. Sometimes though this matter is rather over played as the advantage of IB students is not so clear cut as the choice of Higher level/Standard level also has a profound effect on university entry in many countries. The A-level is essentially then the course of choice for those students who have a reasonably secure idea of where they are going and who are happy to leave behind other areas of study at a relatively young age to concentrate on what they are good at. The IB on the other hand allows a degree of specialisation while maintaining overall breadth and has a different dimension through the addition of the aspects of the learner profile. Students and parents need to make this most critical of decisions with all the information at hand and carefully weigh up this most important of choices. Both curricula offer rigour, interest and international acceptance in equal measure. A-levels are seen as slightly preferable by some universities, but equally some regard the IB Diploma in the same light. The difference though is not as great as many plaudits (on both sides) might lead families to believe. The most important point is that a student with good grades in either will be accepted everywhere. Nonetheless, each is very different from the other and a thorough investigation is always worthwhile. For more information about A-levels, visit www.cie.org.uk/qualifications/academic/ uppersec/alevel/overview. For more information about the IB Diploma, visit www.ibo.org/ diploma/curriculum/group4/index.cfm. With thanks to Mike Embley, Nord Anglia International School Dubai. Visit www. nainternationalschool.ae. www.mydubaiconnection.com 5/27/14 3:24 PM


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Teacher of the MONTH Name: Aslihan Karaabat Nationality: Turkish How long have you been teaching? 7 years How would you describe your teaching style? Student centered, interactive and effective. I like to motivate the kids to be active learners. I believe that it makes them feel more comfortable and focused on whatever needs to be taught. Why did you decide to become a teacher? My geometry teacher who was working in an education centre inspired me by her teaching style and knowledge. Your best moment as a teacher: Of course my first day of teaching was one of my best moments but I feel the same excitement every single teaching day. Your worst moment? I have not really have any bad moments but I do have challenging moments! One sentence of advice to parents? Do not compare your child with another. Everybody has different talents. One sentence of advice to someone wanting to enter the profession? Whatever you do, do your best, be the best. What would be your life quote? When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile. A funny story from the classroom. I was teaching in Qatar last year and the Principal was doing a classroom observation. I had a very good, but hyper kid in the class. I was writing something on the whiteboard and when I turned back I saw him on his desk lying on his tummy with open arms and legs just like a plane! Best quote/question/expression from a child. After getting the concept most of the kids say “ooo I got it” with shining eyes.

Establish some family traditions Family traditions are one of the most important things you can do to maintain a healthy and close family life. If you do not have traditions already, anytime is the perfect time to start a ritual, a celebration or habit of your own. Here are a few examples of traditions that work for many families and may well work for you too: • Prepare special foods together that honour your family’s ethnic, religious or cultural heritage. • Create at-home activities that everyone gets involved in: decorating the house, making dinner, eating together, a movie night, playing games, board games or cards. • Take an annual family outing; this can be as elaborate as a week’s vacation or as simple as an outing to Hatta Pools. • Volunteer some time to a charitable cause: agree on a cause you all feel strongly about and dedicate a few hours per month to it as a family. As your children grow older, you can provide more details about how your family traditions got started and why they are important. These details will help your children understand the traditions so they can carry them on when they are adults or adapt them to their own lives. Traditions are important because they provide each generation with links to the past.

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Mathnasium Logo The Mathnasium logo clearly defines Mathnasium because it pairs the name “Mathnasium” with the words “The Math Learning Center.” The words “The Math Learning Center” are a part of the logo. The logo should not appear without them except in approved situations. The Mathnasium logo must be used on all marketing materials. It may be displayed in four ways, as shown below:

Perfect Time to Get Ahead!

Option one: the Mathnasium logo, black with red, on a white background.

At Mathnasium, we’re excited about the possibilities for our students! Here are a few reasons why... •

many opportunities to make this your child’s most productive summer yet!

At summer’s end, students perform up to two months Call any of our 5 branches across Dubai for more behind their progress in the spring! Make sure you information or visit www.mathnasium.ae don’t let your child slide off this summer! Option two: the Mathnasium logo, white with red, on a black background. • Summer is the perfect time to revisit and fortify math foundations.

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• Help your child prepare for next year’s challenges! Enroll • Al Barsha: 04 395 8911 • Jumeirah: 04 344 1040 Mathnasium’s summer program Option three: the Mathnasium logo, black with gray, on a white background. NOW! • Knowledge Village: 04 421 6939 offers a customized program for your child, flexible scheduling, and • Motor City: 04 454 2707 • Uptown Mirdif: 04 236 3668

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Summer Camps with M&S Sports! 29th June - 28th August* *some camps may be extended to 4th September depending on school term dates Venues across Dubai! SAFA Private School (Multi Activity, Holiday Swim, Nursery Camp) Al Noor Training Centre, Al Barsha (Multi Activity, Holiday Swim) JESS Ranches (Holiday Swim) World Trade Centre (Football Camp) Dubai Modern Education School (Multi Activity) Visit: www.mandssports.com/summercamps2014 Email: camps@mandssports.com Call: 044 572 933

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UNLOCK THE EINSTEIN INSIDE YOUR CHILD IN SUMMER BRAIN CAMP

• Train the skills that help your child learn faster and easier • With fun non-academic activates • Your child will gain • More focus • Better memory • Better reading skills • Higher logic • Sharper athletic skills • More self confidence

Get your child ready for next school year. Spaces are limited! TO REGISTER CONTACT

04 32 75 075 / 050 227 6809 www.thebrainworkshop.com

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ANIMAL magic

Why we shouldn´t keep

monkeys as pets?

Many people are attracted to monkeys because they are fun and intelligent, and mostly because their behaviour is so similar to humans that they believe primates could result in the perfect pets. But this is not true as keeping wild species like monkeys at home can be dangerous to our security and the quality of life we can offer to the animal.

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e should understand that wild animals are just wild. It is not that they are badly behaved, but their nature is different and as much as we try to humanise them, it is not fair to force them to do what is not natural. People should be aware that all species of primates can suffer zoonotic diseases, infectious diseases that can be transmitted from animals to people and from people to animals. The risk of transmission of pathogens always exists when keeping monkeys as pets. Primates are not domesticated like cats and dogs, so they are not going to offer good company. They can be very aggressive and unpredictable, especially when they reach sexual maturity. In addition to these risks, keeping primates requires expert care. It is always going to be impossible to provide an environment as complex as in the wild; they require specialist husbandry, enrichment and diet to avoid common health issues. The captive environment should allow primates to express the full range of natural behaviours shown in the wild, including all positive locomotory behaviours and postures

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(leaping, running, climbing, clinging, hanging, etc), all species-typical social activities (grooming, licking and nuzzling each other, huddling, resting and playing) and foodfinding behaviour. As very social animals they should always be housed with other primates of the same species in social groups for their welfare, being aware the human company, watching TV is no substitute for interaction with other primates. Regarding their diet, the best diet is the one they find in their natural habitat because they choose how much and what to eat depending on the season and their needs at that time in their life (growing, mating, pregnancy, elderly...). Even the best primatologist nutritionist will never reach 100% satisfaction of their needs. All these reasons are good enough reasons why primates do not make good pets. If we really care about these animals our efforts should aim to protect them in their natural habitat because that is where they will be happier. With thanks to Dr Lourdes Lavilla, D.V.M. Exotics Modern Veterinary Clinic. www.mydubaiconnection.com 5/27/14 3:24 PM


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ANIMAL magic

My rescue story:

Me in 2014

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i, my name is Mowgli, I’m adopted and live with my mum, dad and two step-sisters - Amber and Tilly. Six years ago I was living in a car park in Sharjah, then one day when I was a few weeks old, my mum didn’t come home and I was all alone. A nice man found me and took me home, but unfortunately his cats didn’t like me, so he sent me to another lady in Abu Dhabi. She was very nice too, but she looked after another 17 cats and I was desperate for some love and a family of my own. Luckily my mum and dad saw my picture on a notice board and my dad drove all the way to Abu Dhabi to pick me up! For the first few months I was worried they might leave me too, so I slept with mum every night, facing her so she was breathing on me and I would touch her nose if I got scared. I get on very well with my sisters. Amber is older than me and doesn’t like to play, but Tilly is younger and we have great fun tearing round the house! My favourite place to sleep is on top of the dryer, and when it stops I yell for mum and she turns it back on for me. My favourite food is Sheba and whatever mum is eating. Dad says I’m spoilt, but I Me in 2008 don’t think I am. 66 | JUNE Connector Connector Layout - June 2014.indd 66

Meet Suki School bus drivers touch hearts... After being hit by a car, a badly injured stray cat was offered a new lease of life thanks to the prompt action of three school bus drivers. They spotted the animal near the school and managed to catch her, put her in a cardboard box, and take her to a nearby vet. The vet contacted 38smiles, a Dubaibased animal rescue group, and she was immediately transferred to Dr Natasha at Petzone Vet on Sheikh Zayed Road. Unfortunately, her front leg could not be saved and had to be amputated, but ‘Suki’ made a full recovery, adjusting amazingly well to her tripod status – she even uses a scratching post with her one front leg! Kay Ivanova, the founder of 38smiles, said “We’re so grateful to the bus drivers for their prompt action in saving Suki’s life. Compassion for animals is something humans still have so much to learn about”, she added “If you see an animal suffering, please do something”. Suki’s story is one of compassion, love and respect for animals; the selfless action of the three bus drivers was extraordinary, and in honour of their kindness, 38smiles collected donations and presented them with gifts as a thank you for their kindness. Suki is now looking for a loving new home; she is an extremely friendly cat, who touched the hearts of many people who donated towards her treatment and care and she would make a wonderful pet. To adopt Suki please email info@38smiles.com. www.mydubaiconnection.com 5/27/14 4:28 PM


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BEAUTY & bodycare The Revlon ColorBurst Crayon Collection - 10 craveable, collectable colours all infused with a Triple Butter Complex for comfortable, vibrant lips.

Check out these gorgeous new season colours from nailstation!

Estée Lauder’s new Sumptuous Infinite Daring Length + Volume Mascara features a multitude of gravity-defying fibres that deliver long, lush, limitless lashes for a beautifully defined and instantly alluring look.

Editor’s Get flawless make-up results this summer no matter how hot or humid it is with Make Up Forever’s Aqua Range, ideal for women who want quick-toapply make-up that is both flawless and very long-lasting. Guaranteed waterproof, it offers maximum resistance to water and rubbing to provide unique staying power on the face, eyes and lips.

Spice up your sink with new fragrances, formulas and a new look with Bath & Body Works collection of Deep Cleansing and Gentle Foaming Hand Soaps. With more than 25 scents to choose from, the new creamy, rich formulas contain soothing aloe and protective vitamin E to help nourish and condition, leaving hands feeling soft and smooth. 68 | JUNE Connector Connector Layout - June 2014.indd 68

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Dolce is the new fragrance by Dolce&Gabbana. A light, feminine fragrance, Dolce is your signature scent for effortless elegance every day.

Building on the multi award-winning, anti-ageing Frankincense skincare collection, Neal’s Yard Remedies new Frankincense Intense cream harnesses the powerful stem cells from the gardenia plant and works together with a synergised three peptide complex to provide multiple levels of collagen production for firmer, younger looking skin. The traditional therapeutic essential oils in Frankincense Intense help to calm the mind, improve elasticity and nourish skin on all levels. Backed by proven clinical results which how a 100% visible reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, this intense cream is set to become a new age defying hero.

picks Herbline Essentials, the award winning all natural Ayurvedic skin and hair care brand is home-grown here in the UAE. The Herbline Essentials’ Sun Screen SPF 40 is an absolute must have. Formulated with holistic ingredients making it safe for your face and body, it features an organic compound for UV-B absorption.

Lush’s Big is the ultimate salt shampoo. Sea salt is full of minerals and de-greases hair, removing dead skin cells and dirt without stripping natural oils for a fresh, squeaky clean feeling. Salt on the hair is great for giving volume and the combination of extra virgin coconut oil, avocado butter and fresh citrus juices leave you with soft, shiny, nourished locks. The American Cream is a thick heavy conditioner, but won’t leave the hair weighted down or heavy and smells like strawberry vanilla milkshake. A beautiful conditioner that really does the job - leaving you with soft, shiny, fragrant locks.

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BEAUTY & bodycare

This month’s

special offers Reflection Hair and Beauty Centre

Prepare for the summer season with the Universal Contour Wrap (which guarantees a minimum 6-inch loss on the first session) and a St. Tropez Spray Tan for Dhs 475. Alternatively, get rid of cellulite with five treatments of VelaSmooth for Dhs 300 per session. Treat your skin to five treatments of CACI Non-Surgical Face & Jowl Lift and pay Dhs 400 per session or just the Jowl Lift for Dhs 150 per session. Polish acne marks and pigmentation away with three treatments of Microdermabrasion for the special price of Dhs 260 per session. Then treat your hair to a full head of highlights plus a Brazilian Blowout starting from Dhs 1,450 (shoulder length hair), Dhs 1,550 (mid-back) and from Dhs 1,660 (waist length). Finish the look and enjoy a complimentary nail revarnish when you book a Minx for toes. Call 04-3944595 / 04-3949906 or visit www.reflectionhairandbeautycentre.com.

1847

1847 welcomes all fathers to share their grooming retreat with their sons on Father’s Day on Sunday 15th June with a complimentary 15-minute foot reflexology massage with any treatment booked. Call the branch at Emirates Towers Boulevard on 04-3301847, The Walk, JBR on 04-4221847, Grosvenor House Hotel on 04-3998989, Mirdif City Centre on 04-2362020 or City Walk on 04-3443363, or visit www.1847uae.com.

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Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah

Between 1st June and 15th September you can enjoy generous discounts at Talise Spa. The Spa-mazing Day Escape is the ultimate retreat, priced at Dhs 599. It includes a 90-minute massage treatment of your choice, a complimentary yoga class, a computerised skin analysis session and full access to Madinat Jumeirah’s beaches and leisure pools. During the summer months, there will also be 30% discount off all 90-minute and 120-minute treatments. In addition, yoga classes at Talise Spa are available for Dhs 500 per month until September. Call 04-3666818.

Grand Millennium Dubai

For Father’s Day, unwind at the Grand Millennium Dubai’s Spa and Health Club with a relaxing deep tissue massage followed by a refreshing skin fitness facial that cleanses the skin, then finish off with a Moroccan hammam that revitalises your skin. This 100-minute package is priced at Dhs 499 and you can enjoy complimentary use of wet spa facilities for two. In addition, take advantage of a 20% discount on all health club memberships during June. Visit www. grandmillenniumdubai.com or call 04-4299999.

Azur Spa

Azur Spa on wheelz brings the machines, candles, therapists and the joys of being pampered to the comfort of your home. Forget the stress of sitting in traffic, or the hassles of arranging a baby sitter, just sit back and relax. Whether it’s a massage, mani-pedi or facial, all you have to do is tell them what you need and welcome them with a smile. Call 04-4475284 or visit www.azurspa.com. www.mydubaiconnection.com 5/27/14 3:24 PM


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BEAUTY & bodycare

Special offers The Cure Wellness & Beauty Lounge

Summer is just around the corner, which means that it’s almost holiday time. At both locations of The Cure you can take advantage of the special June travel package and buy a facial from the organic Mirra and Alpika ranges and receive a manicure, pedicure and spray tan absolutely free. You will also be given a travel sized professional beauty product as a free gift. Mirra and Alpika facials deliver immediate and long lasting results and start from Dhs 470. Call The Cure Media City on 04-3916485 or The Cure Green Community (Park & Shop Plaza) on 04-8830818 or visit www.thecure.ae.

Grosvenor House

There are few better ways to escape the summer temperatures then by indulging and unwinding at Retreat Spa at Grosvenor House. And their summer packages make it even more tempting. With the Early Bird treat you can enjoy 40% discount on any treatment (book a minimum 60 minutes) from 9am until 2pm daily. Summer Indulgence is the perfect summer package. Book any treatment of your choice (minimum 60 minutes) and receive a 30 minute complimentary massage (back, foot, scalp, hands or face massage). With the Pure Delight package you can indulge in the detoxifying, purifying and healing Rasul Mud treatment followed by a relaxing massage or express facial for Dhs 490. Packages are available from 1st June until 30th September and include the use of steam, sauna and Jacuzzi. Call 04-3998888 for appointments.

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Fairmont The Palm

While the men enjoy free kicks, fouls and the final whistle this summer, WAGs (wives and girlfriends), football widows and ladies in general can create their very own set of rules which include reenergising, pampering and socialising at Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont The Palm from 12th June to 13th July. Available Sunday to Thursday, from 10am to 9pm, the Trophy Package, allows ladies to get together and have fun while being pampered from head to toe. Book any of the signature offerings during the 2014 FIFA World Cup and you will receive a second signature treatment worth Dhs 995 absolutely free, perfect for a friend, as well as complimentary access to a 450 metre long beach overlooking the marina skyline and four outdoor swimming pools. For reservations call 04-4573388 or email palm.willowstream@fairmont.com.

Vivandi Hair Spa

With the constant heat, overexposure to seawater and chlorine-filled swimming pools, summer can have a detrimental effect on your hair. Book an appointment with one of Vivandi Hair Spa’s trichologists and receive a voucher for two complimentary scalp and hair treatments worth Dhs 400. Valid until 31st July 2014. Call 04-3353336 or visit www.hairspa.ae.

Amara Spa

Amara at Park Hyatt Dubai offers the Cool Summer package during June which starts with a 60-minute peppermint aromatherapy massage, continues with a 30-minute booster facial, and ends with a meal that complements the relaxing spa journey before spending the rest of the day enjoying the pool and wet spa facilities. This package is normally priced at Dhs 1,405, but is being offered for Dhs 850 throughout June. Guests who book this treatment will be treated to a gift worth Dhs 400. Call 04-6021660.

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BEAUTY & bodycare

Organic Argan Oil - the natural answer

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Nobody is born with perfect skin or hair. Maybe you have problematic oily skin or even scratchy dry patches. Perhaps you suffer from acne, eczema or experience red, sore insect bites. Stretch marks may be unwelcome, but they have certainly left their mark on your body. And dandruff? Who invited that to your hair?!

triving for perfection is a lot easier than you may think. Sorting out all of your skin ailments easily is possible with the organic, all-natural ‘liquid gold’ that everybody is talking about. Yes, we’re talking about Argan Oil. Derived from the nut of the fruit found on the Argan Tree, and grown in Morocco, Argan oil is quite rare as the tree is found only in a limited area and while the Argan tree lives to be about 150 to 200 years old, it doesn’t actually start producing fruit until it is between 30 and 50 years old. Argan oil is completely natural, and also extremely versatile. Here are 20 amazing ways that Argan Oil can transform your skin, hair and body: 1. It treats acne and pimples, and over time, can even remove unsightly acne scars. 2. Being fully organic, it acts as a nourishing facial moisturiser, dramatically improving your skin’s vitality and elasticity. 3. It can be used as a natural make-up remover when mixed with a dash of rose water and is safe enough to use around the sensitive eye area. 4. When mixed with honey and rose water, it creates an incredibly nourishing 20 minute facial mask. 5. It acts as hair serum, strengthening and offering a silky, shiny finish.

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6. With continued use, your hair will be become brighter and healthier. 7. It can be used as an anti-dryness, meganourishing hair mask by lathering the pure oil in your damp hair and allowing it to soak in overnight. 8. Add a few drops into your bath water to leave your skin well nourished and elastic. 9. When combined with a dash of lemon juice, Argan Oil becomes a fantastic nail strengthener. 10. Just a few drops will soften your cuticles and encourage healthy nail growth. 11. If you have tattoos, when used regularly, Argan Oil will brighten and condition all body art. 12. Rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants, it will help to fight against fine lines and wrinkles. 13. As it acts as a serum production regulator, you can say goodbye to overly oily skin. 14. Dry skin will become richly nourished thanks to the Argan Oil’s content of fatty acids that help to balance your skin. 15. Add a drop of Argan Oil to your regular shampoo or conditioner for extra shine and hydration. 16. Nourish cracked heels by massaging Argan Oil into your feet. 17. Eczema and psoriasis can be cured and relieved with Argan Oil’s soothing power. 18. Tone down redness and soothe itchiness that often comes from bug bites and insect stings. 19. Cool and soothe sunburn by applying liberally to burnt areas. 20. Pregnant women can massage Argan Oil into their tummies and the rest of their body to dramatically hydrate and nourish their skin which will help to reduce stretch marks. From babies to teenagers, from young to old, Argan Oil is the answer to almost all your skin’s problems. Be confident, be radiant and be healthy the natural way. With thanks to Mohamed Najib Mouline, Founder - IZIL Natural Argan Beauty. www.mydubaiconnection.com 5/27/14 3:24 PM


Match your perfume to your personality

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inding a signature scent - whether for yourself or for a loved one - can be tricky. It involves delving deep into the personality; a therapy session, of sorts. Scent evokes emotion and can transport you through time, to re-live old memories quite vividly; this is the magic of perfume. Peer internally before investing in your next bottle. After all, you want your next bottle to be as multi-faceted as you.

Flirty fruits - Scents developed around fruity notes such as passion fruit and citrusy hints of orange, lime and bergamot are bright and cheery; such scents evoke a sense of play. Romantic rose - The essential oil of Bulgarian Rose is inexplicably enchanting. It is soft, delicate and feminine. Floral scents celebrate the intricacies of women and are for ladies who want to stand out in the room.

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Seriously spicy - If you’re looking to demand attention, scents which use coriander, cardamom and pink berry do just that. They blend femininity and masculinity in intriguing ways and dominate with their unique individuality. Oriental opulance - Arabic scents exude warmth with dabs of velvety musk and sensual undertones of aoud. These scents are strong in character, but they’re perfect because their subtle nature portray the mystery of the strong and silent type who wear them. Martine Micallef is Co-Founder of Parfums M.Micallef.

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HEALTH & fitness

8 secrets of

successful

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hat makes you feel like a success in life? Researchers say that it’s not money, but the number of friends we have, how close we are to them and our relationships with co-workers and neighbours. So how do you make yourself irresistible to the people around you to ensure you tick those crucial boxes? Here’s our guide to becoming superpopular. Just beware, you’ll be so attractive to everyone, that you may never get another moment to yourself…

1. Be touchy-feely

The hormone oxytocin plays a crucial role in bonding, both romantically and with your friends. Indeed, studies concluded in Zurich, Switzerland, found that men who inhaled the hormone while making financial transactions during an investment game were far more likely to trust their business partners. Boost oxytocin in strangers and your friends by using touch. • Touch their hand or upper arm for emphasis. Or if you have the chance, share a friendly meal. • When food reaches the small intestine, a message is sent to the hypothalamus, which releases a rush of oxytocin.

2. Play the name game

“A person’s name is to them the sweetest and most important sound in any language,” says Dale Carnegie, author of How To Win Friends And Influence People. “When we are introduced to a stranger, we usually just chat for a few minutes and can’t even remember their name by the time we say goodbye, but that is not the best way to make an impression. Using someone’s name sets the individual apart and is one of the simplest ways to make a connection.” The easiest way to remember someone’s name is to repeat it to them. If it’s hard to pronounce, ask them to repeat and spell it, then you can use it in conversation. So, for example, when they come to leave you could say something like, “Celia, you’re leaving so soon? It was great to meet you”. www.mydubaiconnection.com Connector Layout - June 2014.indd 77

3. Smile

Smiling is contagious. Researchers at the University of Uppsala in Sweden showed volunteers pictures of happy, angry and expressionless faces and asked them to make a particular face in response to the picture, for example smiling at a frowning face. When they analysed the movements of the volunteers’ facial muscles, the researchers found that it was much more natural for people to mirror an expression, rather than oppose it. It’s a phenomenon Professor Ruth Campbell from University College London puts down to a ‘mirror neuron’ in the brain - we automatically copy the facial expressions we see. So, make someone feel happy by subconsciously forcing them to smile, and they associate feeling happy with seeing you!

4. Sort yourself out

It’s impossible for people to like you unless you like yourself, says American think tank The Prometheus Institute. “So either you accept your personality completely and without shame, or you change it. Period,” say their experts. “If you’re overweight you go on a strict diet and exercise or accept it as a part of who you are. If you have a high voice, buy some tapes to help you improve your tone or be willing to not only accept but love your squeaky vocals. Display your faults for all the world to see - mistakes are characteristics which all humans can empathise with.”

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HEALTH & fitness

5. Be witty

“Woody Allen was voted the second sexiest man on earth,” says life coach Carole Ann Rice (www.realcoachingco.com). “This was not because of his looks, but because he’s funny. Life isn’t always light-hearted, so we love to be with people who make us feel joyful.” Canadian scientists have proved that humour makes you more attractive - they showed volunteers photos of comparably attractive members of the opposite sex, along with autobiographical statements supposedly authored by the people pictured. On average, those who were ‘funnier’ were considered more attractive than the plain talkers.

6. Reflect

“Language is so important,” says life coach Lynette Allen (www.lynetteallen.co.uk) author of Behind with the Laundry and Living off Chocolate. “It works on the subconscious, making people feel comfortable with you. So practice mirroring the person you are talking to - if they are sitting down with their legs crossed, you should, too. But be subtle about it. If it’s too obvious that you’re copying them, they’ll just think you’re weird! Make sure you make eye contact, too. It makes you seem open and trustworthy.”

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Carnegie agrees. “The basic things most people need are good health, food, sleep, money, sexual gratification, healthy, happy children and a feeling of importance,” he says. “Most of these are usually gratified, except one. There’s a longing almost as deep as the desire for food or sleep, which is the desire to be important. So remember that the people you are talking to are 100 times more interested in themselves and their problems than they are in you and yours. A person’s toothache means more to that person than anything else in the world at that time.”

7. Fib or flatter

When someone asks you how you are, however tempted you may be to whinge about the traffic or the queue for the treadmill, resist. “Nobody’s attracted by negativity. It makes them feel drained,” says Allen. “Instead make the person feel good by throwing out a compliment. Saying something like ‘I love your handbag’ or ‘You always look stunning’ is a subconscious way of training people to want to be around you - simply because you make them feel great.”

8. Wear pink

“Pink symbolises tranquility and love,” says colour therapist Angela Wright. “It represents the feminine principle and survival of the species; it’s nurturing and physically soothing - all feelings you want to inspire in people you meet as it will make them feel calm and happy around you. Just be aware that too much pink is physically draining and, when worn by men, can sometimes be emasculating.”

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THE 10 BIGGEST

gym mistakes 1. Not warming up before aerobic activity

5. Not cooling down after any type of workout

2. Exercising too intensely

6. Not stretching

Start slowly and increase intensity gradually.

A longer, moderate workout is more effective than a short, intense one.

3. Not exercising intensely enough

On the other hand, you need to work hard enough to break a light sweat and get your heart rate into your training zone.

4. Leaning heavily on the stairstepper rails

Supporting a lot of your weight on your arms is hard on your wrists and back. Lower the intensity to the point at which you can maintain good posture while using the rails only for balance.

Taking a few minutes to lower your heart rate re-establishes normal blood flow. You should stretch immediately after an aerobic activity, when your muscles are still warm and flexible.

7. Lifting too much weight

Increasing resistance steadily but gradually is the safest and most effective way to increase muscle strength.

8. Jerking the weights

You are likely to be jerking your muscles as well and you risk injury (your back is particularly vulnerable). Control the weight - don’t let it control you.

9. Not drinking enough

Keep a water bottle handy.

10. Consuming high-energy bars and sports drinks during moderate workouts

Unless you are working out for longer than two hours a day, you don’t need them. High-energy is often code for high-calorie.

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3 healthy things you can do today

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ith good food habits and daily physical activity, you will be well on your way to a healthier lifestyle. This is easy to say, but sometimes not so easy to do! There are three simple things you can do to help your family lead a healthy lifestyle and get back on track:

Get active - Regular physical activity is vital for the healthy growth, development and wellbeing of children. Make sure your family gets at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day, including vigorous activities that make

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them ‘huff and puff ’. Parents should have a positive attitude to being active. Switch to water - Water is the best way to quench your thirst - and it does not come with the sugar found in fruit juices, soft drinks and other sweetened drinks. Give children whole fruit to eat, rather than fruit juices that contain sugar. Fruit and vegetables - Eating fruit and vegetables every day helps children grow and develop. It also improves their vitality and can lessen the risk of many chronic diseases. Plan to eat at least two servings of fruit and five servings of vegetables daily.

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HEALTH & fitness

Get active Dubai Desert Road Run June 2014

The Dubai Desert Road Run is a sport event that takes place several times during the year. It allows you to follow your progress and socialise with fellow runners. It includes a 10km race for adults and those above 14 years old, a 3km junior race for ages 6 to 18, and a 3km fun run, which is untimed. This event will be held on Friday 13th June from 6am at 7he Sevens Stadium. Visit www.premieronline.com or www.facebook.com/pages/Dubai-Desert-RoadRun/276792465718267.

Dubai Sports World 2014

Dubai Sports World is one of the Middle East’s largest indoor sports events. Running from Thursday 12th June to Saturday 30th August, it will transform summer into the only season that matters for sports, with all your favourite sports in one professional standard and air conditioned arena at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre - Dubai World Trade Centre. Call 04-3064000 or visit www.dubaisportsworld.ae.

Football Five’s World Championships

The Football Five’s World Championships is a first of its kind tournament, where the best amateur 5-a-side team from 32 countries will travel to Dubai on 12th June to represent their country and compete to become the first ever Football Fives World Champions. The tournament will be broadcast live on TV from Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre - Dubai World Trade Centre on 12th and 13th June and attended by some of the top scouts in world football, creating the opportunity for a star to be found. Admission is free for public viewing. Call 04-4472394 or visit www.f5wc.com.

Calling all golfers

Emirates Golf Club’s summer rates on the championship Faldo course are available from now until 30th September. Rates start from Dhs 205 inclusive of cart and range balls. Call 04-3801234 or email golfbooking@dubaigolf.com for further rates with timings.

Ladies let their hair down

Enjoy the perfect start to the weekend with an exclusive female only evening at Wild Wadi Waterpark every Thursday from 8pm, excluding Ramadan. This lively ladies’ night includes an all-female crew with a super-cool DJ, lifeguards, waitresses and security staff, to ensure the guests privacy. Call 04-3484444 or email info@wildwadi.com or visit www.wildwadi.com. 84 | JUNE Connector Connector Layout - June 2014.indd 84

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HEALTH & fitness

Health update Centre-of-excellence for physiotherapy and rehabilitation

Medcare has launched the MedcarePhysio& Rehab Centre, a state-of-the-art Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation centre-of-excellence. The facility has been set up to compliment and support Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital and with the aim to offer comprehensive physiotherapy, fully-fledged rehabilitation programme, sports injury care, advanced joint care, post operative assessment and mobility. It also additionally provides services such as advanced neuro-physiotherapy, speech therapy and advanced paediatric rehabilitation with fully fledged sensory centre. Strategically located in the heart of Dubai to offer easy access to all areas of the UAE, the MedcarePhysio& Rehab Centre is located at Al Safa, Sheikh Zayed Road, in close proximity of the Medcare Hospital as well as the Medcare Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital. Call 04-3240511 or visit www.medcarehospital.com.

Conquering Kilimanjaro

In a novel initiative to realise its vision of making the world a fitter place, Fitness First has announced its collaboration with Lushescapes Climbathon. This fantastic expedition will potentially witness 150 adventure enthusiasts from the UAE climb the dormant volcanic mountains of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Known to be a challenging trek through five diverse climatic conditions that will need hikers to get acclimatised to strenuous physical activities, Fitness First has offered to train these adventurers in a customised physical training schedule for four months before the hike takes place in September 2014. Adventure enthusiasts from the UAE can be a part of this for Dhs 13,200 for Fitness First members and Dhs 13,700 for non-members. Call 800 FITNESS(3486377), log onto www.fitnessfirst-me.com or follow @FitnessFirstME on Facebook. 86 | JUNE Connector Connector Layout - June 2014.indd 86

Snacks on the GO

The downfall of any healthy eating or weight loss programme is skipping meals. By the time you do eat, you are so hungry, you are almost prepared to grab anything (often junk food) just as long as it is quick and fills you up. These grab snacks fit in your bag for sustenance on the run: • A small handful of nuts - almonds, pistachios, or make your own ‘trail mix’ using small ziplock bags of 30g. Watch portion sizes. • Dried fruit - apricots, sultanas (handy size 15g and 45g). • Oat cakes - look out for the handy two portion snack packs in assorted fruit flavours e.g. Nairns. • A feast of fruit e.g. bananas - an easily digested, sweet snack to keep you going. • Vegetable sticks / baby carrots. • Yogurt - low fat or skimmed available in handy one portion sizes. • Crackers such as Ryvita and Slim Krisp. Choose the kind made with whole wheat and whole grains. Look at the ingredient list and choose varieties that contain three or more grams of fibre without added sugar. • Yummy slice of the Good Habits fat and sugar free fruitcake. • Brown rice cakes. • Do not forget plenty of fluid - a bottle of water or a carton of vegetable juice. For more visit www.goodhabitsuae.com. www.mydubaiconnection.com 5/27/14 3:24 PM


Mistakes with

JUICING

P

eople often use too much fruit when juicing and end up squeezing far too many pieces of fruit into one glass. Concentrating all the juice from several pieces of fruit into one glass (which actually eliminates the fibre you get from whole fruit) and chugging it down in less than a minute is not good, as it will cause your blood sugar (or insulin, which is the fat storage hormone responsible for your stomach fat) to spike, bringing on a cravings for carbohydrates and causing weight gain. But that’s not the only problem; these freshly squeezed juices contain extremely concentrated levels of fructose, way more than you’d get eating a single piece of fruit. Once swallowed, the fructose is broken down to glucose, and

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any glucose not needed is stored in the muscles and liver in the form of glycogen. When your glycogen stores are full, any extra gets stored as fat. Excess fructose also raises the blood triglycerides and LDL levels significantly, which can increase the risk of heart disease. That is why high fructose corn syrup is such an issue, since it’s one of the most concentrated forms of fructose. Juicing or eating 1 or 2 pieces of whole fruit per day is not a problem, but people who typically juice using a lot of fruit can develop significant issues. Lina Wehbi is a coach at Round 10 Boxing Club. For more information call 04-3380101.

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Your Horoscope

GEMINI 21 May - 20 Jun

Lively youngsters may be constantly challenging your time. If you have been unable to make a decision about a bothersome problem you may have a second opportunity to rethink a solution, when your solar ruler, Mercury moves back into Gemini on the 17th. Hopefully you will be able to settle the matter to everyone’s satisfaction.

CANCER 21 Jun - 22 Jul

Larking about in boats should be good fun in early June, but try not to irritate partners with irrational behaviour between the 11th and 18th. If family budgets have been concerning you for some time they may need revising in a big way. The new Moon in Cancer at month end suggests you don’t just enjoy escapist dreams, but will activate them as well.

LEO 23 Jul - 22 Aug

by Capella

SAGITTARIUS 22 Nov - 21 Dec

Put your best glad rags on and accept an invitation to a very glamorous event should it come your way. The chances are that you will be much attracted to a rather unusual person, but not the kind of person who would normally appeal to you. The 18th and 25th are days when you will have a lot to say for yourself and someone will appreciate the truth.

CAPRICORN 22 Dec - 19 Jan

The 8/9th is a good time to start discussing with loved ones any outstanding family issues preying on your mind. After the 21st the Sun casts its rays in the astrological house that governs partnership issues, so make hay whilst the sun shines and impress family members with carefully considered ideas for improving quality time spent with them.

AQUARIUS 20 Jan - 17 Feb

It is a season for entertaining friends, colleagues and siblings. Surprise visits may abound but you should be ready for them if you stock up on your favourite quick fix meals and drinks. Using electronic skills should enable you to communicate your needs to one and all and get on top of an unusually heavy workload to free up plenty of play time.

With Saturn in the uppermost part of your chart it could be you are dedicated to your work at the moment and not finding much time for fun and games. Health problems could be the outcome of the strain if you don’t find time to relax, so keep on top of exercise and follow up on any health checks, which can only keep you in tip top form.

VIRGO 23 Aug - 22 Sep

PISCES 18 Feb - 19 Mar

LIBRA 23 Sep - 22 Oct

ARIES 20 Mar - 19 Apr

Day dreaming and wishful thinking means you’re half way into activating and developing a life enhancing scheme. You may be surprised at the amount of people, who might be willing to fund you, so don’t be too timid to ask around. Partners should be very supportive at the moment, if you keep them well informed, so share your dreams. Youngsters may seem very idealistic, but whilst Mercury the planet of communication sits on the top of your chart there should be no difficulty in understanding their views. Matching spasmodic bouts of energy with your family, be it their get-up-and-go or yours, could bring great progress in bonding and improving relationships – if need be.

SCORPIO 23 Oct - 21 Nov

Heights of romance may be reached if you arrange a love-in around the 8/9th, when Venus brilliantly aspects Pluto - a deep and meaningful planet. Stop/start caution is the wisest step to take however glamorous the situation becomes. You can then consider the likelihood of the involvement of an unexpected workload that you could well do without. 88 | JUNE Connector Connector Layout - June 2014.indd 88

It pays to be cynical sometimes especially when communicative Mercury aspects dreamy Neptune, as it does in early June, so don’t let someone’s sweet talking words go to your head. They are probably sincere but ask yourself what is it they really want. You could find yourself spending unwisely on something you really do not need.

Uranus, the planet of enlightenment, excitement, electricity and sudden nervous impulses, etc. moves through Aries and is in opposition to Mars, the planet of energy, fire and sex. It seems as if a good time can be had, but be cautious of burning the candle both ends. Partners should have more than enough enthusiasm to keep abreast of situations.

TAURUS 20 Apr - 20 May

People will notice a positive inner glow about you and appreciate your warm friendliness now that your solar ruler, Venus, the planet of love is in Taurus. Travelling around on numerous short journeys visiting elderly family members may take up some of your time and it is not just them that benefit from visits. Your zest for life will be enhanced. www.mydubaiconnection.com 5/27/14 3:24 PM


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CULTURAL/SOCIAL/CHARITY/ENVIRONMENTAL SUPPORT GROUPS CULTURAL & SOCIAL GROUPS Abu Dhabi Falcons Ice Hockey Club............... 02 445 6732 Website: www.abufalcons.com Abu Dhabi Netball League............................. 050 445 3068 www.abudhabinetball.com, contact@abudhabinetball.com Alliance Française of Dubai................................... 335 8712 Oud Metha, Street 18, Dubai; Email: info@afdubai.org 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................................ 050 458 9196 Sangeeta, 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 Christ Church, Jebel Ali................. 050 758 1469, 884 5436 Services: Fri. 9:30am (w/ children’s groups) & Sun. 7:30pm Circulo Latinas Dubai - circulolatinasdubai@hotmail.com, www.circulolatinasdubai.com (1st Monday of each month) Dubai Archery Group............................................ 361 7530 Simon Linton - office.............................................. 221 5839 Dubai Arts and Crafts Web Group 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................ www.scotsindubai.com Email: Membership@scotsindubai.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) info@DubaiDragons.com, www.DubaiFlyingDragons.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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Dubai Manx Society............................................... 394 3185 Email: manxman@emirates.net.ae, www.dubaimanxsociety.com, David Sims......... 050 453 4956 Dubai Natural History Group............................... 394 8871 Every 1st Sunday of the month. Ctc: Valerie Chalmers Dubai Quilters’ Guild...www.dubaiquiltersguild.wordpress.com Dubai Roadsters..................................................... 339 4453 Every Sun./Tues. 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.....rowingindubai@gmail.com www.dubairowingandscullingclub.com Dubai St. George’s Society.....................email: dsgs@eim.ae Andy Marshall.....050 6522 548 / Jan.............. 050 457 0161 Dubai Welsh Society.................www.dubaiwelshsociety.com Chairman: David Hicks............email: davidrchicks@aol.com Sec: Helen Thomas, email: helenthomas155@yahoo.co.uk Marc Corcoran................................. 394 0762, 050 645 3179 Email: mcorcorn@emirates.net.ae Dubai Wind Band........................................... 050 651 8902 Email: hg@emirates.net.ae Dubai Women’s Football Association....... .www.dubaiwfa.com Emirates Arthritis Foundation.............................. 348 7035 Non-profit organization offering support groups & information for people with Arthritis. Facebook: Emirates Arthritis Foundation E-mail: info@arthritis.ae, Website: www.arthritis.ae Emirates Baptist Church, Int’l.............................. 349 1596 Worship services: Friday 9:00am & 11:30am Bible Study (all ages) 10:30am Feline Friends, Dubai...................................... 050 451 0058 Abu Dhabi......02 665 5297......Al Ain............... 03 767 6492 Websites: www.kat-kalls.co.uk, www.felinefriendsuae.com Fellowship of the Emirates............................. 050 397 1316 Contemporary style service: Fridays - 9am, 11am & 1pm info@fellowshipoftheemirates.org, www.fellowshipoftheemirates.org French Business Council, www.fbcdubai.com....... 335 2362 French Speaking Ladies Association.............. 050 380 3519 President of the association: Elisabeth Pierrot - Ibrahim dubai.accueil@gmail.com; www.dubai-accueil.com German Ladies Association ........................... 050 459 1885 Sabine Khourdaji...........................www.frauenkreis-dubai.de Monthly meeting every first Sunday of the month at 10am. Holy Trinity Church, Dubai........... 337 0247/050 758 1459 Services: Sun. 8am & 7.30pm, Fri 9.30am - Family Service International Business Women’s Group in Abu Dhabi Office hours: Sat-Wed 10am-3pm. Tel/Fax........ 02 446 0883 Lunch meetings every first Monday of the month. Email: ibwg@emirates.net.ae, www.ibwgabudhabi.org International Business Women’s Group in Dubai Monthly meetings: contact Sue-Sharyn Ward.......050 657 8445 Email: ibwg_dxb@eim.ae; Website: www.ibwgdubai.com 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

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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 3111 (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 Email ckirk@lighthousearabia.com to attend. Manzil - Educational & adaptive living skills program for students with special needs.......... 06 534 7663, 050 354 2994 Mother to Mother Toddler Gp ctc: Ilse.......... 050 452 7674 Mums and Tots Community Group............... 050 775 4579 Mothers’ Network of Asthmatic Children............ 282 6411 Overeaters Anonymous.................................. 050 249 4650 Email: oaindubai@hotmail.com Psychology for Everyday Living: Not For Women Only Human Relations Institute...................................... 365 8498 Special Families Support, call Gulshan-360 5654, 050 454 1940 Fun activities for the children with special needs & families. Website: www.sfs-group.net Still Birth and Neonatal Death Society (S.A.N.D.S) Please see website for further details www.dubai-sands.org Stop Smoking Program, Dr Taher Khalil.............. 268 7655 Stress Workshop..................................................... 365 8498 Dr Raymond H. Hamden, Clinical & Forensic Psychologist Survivors of Childhood Sex Abuse Support Group clarebugden@gmail.com, Monthly meetings for ladies only. The Al-Anon Family Groups.......................... 050 697 4393 TwinsPlus, a support group for parents of twins, triplets or more. Contact Suman at 050 658 1338 or info@twinsplusme.com. Wafi Shopping Mall Mum & Toddler Gp..... 050 656 5837 Every Sun, Mon, & Wed from 9.30am-11.30am. Workshops in Psychology...................................... 365 8498 Human Relations Institute

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Kings’ Revival Church International Ministries..050 454 5902 / 050 893 6431, 19 services in a week - Al Karama www.yourmiraclelife.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. Parkinson's Support Dubai............................. 050 450 9224 Meetings every 1st Saturday of the month E: bazyoung@eim.ae Playgroup at Meadows 9 Emaar Properties Jane............................ 050 466 0845/3682 283/050 657 9411 Sun-Weds 9.30-11.30am, Weds 2.30-4pm Arts & Crafts activities. Sharjah Playgroup ctc: Joni............................. 055 153 0703 http://sharjahplaygroup.webs.com Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding 353 6666 Email: smccu@emirates.net.ae, www.cultures.ae, Mosque tours: Sat., Sun., Tue. & Thu.,10am at Jumeirah Mosque St. Lukes Church, Ras Al Khaimah....07 236 4007/050 560 3782 St. Mary’s Church, Dubai...................................... 335 8504 South African Women’s Association (SAWA).......055 508 4721 Chairperson: Yvonne Callaghan; email: admin@sawa-uae.org Tango Dubai - Paul Bradley............................ 050 645 4004 Website: www.tangodubai.com The Emirates Children’s Symphony Orchestra Conductor - Mr. Riad Kudsi............................ 050 633 5270 Email: csokudsi@emirates.net.ae UAE Photo............................... email: hbos@emirates.net.ae Every last Sunday of the month. www.uae-photo.com United Christian Church of Dubai....................... 884 6623 Evangelical Church Services. Members from more than 50 nationalities. Website: www.uccdubai.com Women’s Guild Dubai/Sharjah Jane Henderson..................394 5331, Gil Salway....394 3185 Word of Life Church, Sharjah......050 457 3836 /050 735 8117 Email: jo@samaritans.org. English Service, Fridays - 10:30am. www.samaritans.org operated by Samaritans in UK CHARITY GROUPS 38smiles (email: info@38smiles.com).............. 050 534 6741 www.38smiles.com; www.facebook.com/38smiles Dubai Foundation for Women & Children.......... 606 0300 Foresight (Fax: 364 3705)....................................... 364 3703 Gulf for Good (www.gulf4good.org)...................... 368 0222 Injaz-UAE.............................................................. 429 8763 E-mail: info@injaz-uae.org; Website: www.injaz-uae.org International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Mr. Ahmad Al Jabi, email: ifaw.uae@gmail.com, www.ifaw.org PoshPaws Animal Sanctuary.......................... 050 273 0973 www.poshpawsdubai.com/AnimalSanctuary.aspx SOS Children’s Villages Arab Fund............... 050 559 8591 The British Community Assistance Fund (BCAF)...... 337 1413 UNICEF............................................... 360 0778 / 368 0707 E-mail: dubai@unicef.org; Website: www.unicef.org ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP Emirates Environmental Group............................ 331 8100 P.O. Box 7013, Dubai...................................... (fax) 332 8500 SUPPORT GROUPS 3B (Better Bone Belt) National Alliance of Osteoporosis... ................................................................................ 282 6411


SERVICE DIRECTORY 24-HOUR WALK - IN CLINIC Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Medcare Hospital, Dubai...800MEDCARE (6332273) ACUPUNCTURE Emirates European Medical Centre Huafei Li, Chinese Medicine Practitioner ................................................. 348 1166 / 050 681 5979 Synergy Integrated Medical Centre................ 348 5452 Martine Nates Top Medical Center......................................... 394 5596 Dr Yongjie Lu - Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Top Medical Center (Branch), Grosvenor House............317 6569/ 395 8159/ 395 8584 Dr Charlotte Zoeller, Acupuncturist AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY City Centre Clinic............................................ 205 2777 Dr Bassmah Al Rowaily, Specialist Family Medicine Cocoona Aesthetic Transformation Centre.... 394 1090 ALLERGY AND ASTHMA Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr Mina Milovanovic, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr Olusola Adeola (Shola), Specialist Paediatrics AMBULANCE SERVICES American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6333 Medcare Hospital, Dubai...800MEDCARE (6332273) Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Dubai......... .......................................................................... 376 8400 ANAESTHESIA American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6553 Dr Bassam Al Asad, Specialist Anaesthetist Dr Ali Ibrahim, Specialist Anaesthetist Dr James Bucknall, Specialist Anaesthetist Dr Jochen Bongardt, Specialist Anaesthetist Dr Mari Aallos Ravenna, Specialist Anaesthetist Dr Rajesh Pattanayak, Specialist Anaesthetist Dr Tibor Serdult, Specialist Anaesthetist Medcare Hospital, Dubai....800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Nalla Sivam Natarajan, Specialist Anaesthetist Dr Salma Nadir Al Mnini, Specialist Anaesthetist Dr Yasameen Majid, Specialist Anaesthetist Dr Sherin Joseph Sunil, Specialist Anaesthetist ANDROLOGY (Deals with male health, particularly relating to the male reproductive system and urological problems) Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr Abbara (Frankfurt Univ).268 5333 Neuro Spinal Hospital...................315 7877 / 315 7876 Dr Ramiz Atassi, Specialist Urology ANTE - NATAL CLASSES & CLINICS American Hospital Dubai......................... 050 558 5901 Frooz Afshar, Midwife 10 | JUNE Connector

Exhale Fitness Studios - JBR.......................... 424 3777 Medcare Hospital, Dubai...800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Paramjit Luthra, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Azza Gouda Ibrahim, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Wafa B. Sulaiman, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Agatha Moniz, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Samah Zarif, Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist ANTI - AGEING CLINICS (TREATMENTS) American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6958 Dr Syed Shah, Specialist Dermatologist Dr Roula Amer, Specialist Dermatologist Cooper Dermatology Clinic............................ 346 6671 ART & CRAFT CLASSES, CENTRES & CREATIVE WORKSHOPS Lotus Educ. Institute (Arts & Design)............ 391 1718 Sharjah Ladies Club Art Centre................. 06 506 7733 Ballet, Piano and Violin classes. ARTHRITIS & RHEUMATOLOGY Dr Humeira Badsha Medical Center.............. 385 6009 Dr Humeira Badsha - Specialist Internal Medicine Rheumatology, American Board Certified ASSESSMENT CENTER Hissah Enrichment Center............... www.hissahec.com AUDIOLOGY CLINIC American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6450 Ms. Lubaina Sharafally, Audiologist Medcare Hospital, Dubai....800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Riza A.V, Audiologist AVIATION MEDICINE Synergy Integrated Medical Centre................ 348 5452 Dr Roger Akel Dr Adham Alameddin Dr Rachel Hayek BACK CARE SPECIALISTS American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6893 Dr K. Shunnar, Consultant Neurosurgeon Neuro Spinal Hospital...................315 7711 / 315 7758 Dr Abdul Karim Msaddi, Specialist Neurological Surgery Dr Sebouh Kassis, Specialist Neurological Surgery Dr Catalin Majer, Specialist Neurological Surgery Dr Walid Othman, Consultant Orthopaedic BALLOONS Crash-in-Castles LLC.............................. 050 652 4769 Party Centre LLC, Garhoud............................ 283 1353 Party Centre LLC, Media City........................ 453 3373 www.mypartycentre.com www.mydubaiconnection.com


Dr Sarmad Al Shammaa, Specialist Neurology Dr Sandep B. K, Specialist Radiology (Vascular & Interventional Radiology) Dr Maysaa AlKayem, Specialist Anaesthesiology Pallavi Malik, Speech Therapist

BEAUTY PRODUCTS Bio Sculpture® Gel - leading nail care............. 341 4820 info@bio-sculpture.ae, www.biosculpture.me Kevin Murphy – Professional Hair Care Products. 341 4820 info@kevinmurphy-me.com, www.kevinmurphy.com.au

BREAST AUGMENTATION Dr Mohan Rangaswamy, Consultant plastic surgeon..... ................................................. 388 4589 / 050 553 3256

BEHAVIORAL THERAPY Hissah Enrichment Center............... www.hissahec.com BIRTHDAY PARTIES Crash-in-Castles LLC.............................. 050 652 4769 Funny Magicians, www.tomymagic.com... 050 657 4722 FunTime Parties, www.dubaifuntime.com.. 052 993 3753 Petting Farm Parties-Poshpaws Animal Sanctuary....... ................................................................... 056 604 4091 Facebook-Poshpaws Animal-Sanctuary-Kennels-Cattery BODY CONTOURING Dr Mohan Rangaswamy, Consultant plastic surgeon..... ................................................. 388 4589 / 050 553 3256 BOTOX the DentalSPA...........395 2005 / www.thedentalspa.org BRAIN TUMOR & NEUROVASCULAR UNIT Neuro Spinal Hospital..................................... 315 7711 Dr Ahmed Bitar, Specialist Neurological Surgery Dr Karim Den Hammodah, Specialist Neurological Surgery Dr Sebouh Kassis, Specialist Neurological Surgery Dr Sarmed Al Fahad, Consultant Neurology www.mydubaiconnection.com

CAKE DECORATING CLASSES Tavola Studio, Jumeirah................................... 344 0299 Certified Wilton and PME Courses CARDIAC HEALTH SCREENING Medcare Hospital, Dubai........................... 800 6332273 Dr Samer Kaaka, Specialist Cardiologist Dr Alja Vlahovic Stipac, Specialist Cardiologist CARDIOLOGY Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr Azan Salem Binbrek, Consultant Cardiologist Medcare Hospital, Dubai....800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Samer Kaaka, Specialist Cardiologist Dr Alja Vlahovic Stipac, Specialist Cardiologist Top Medical Center (Branch), Grosvenor House............317 6569/ 395 8159/ 395 8584 Dr Hassan El Tamimi CHILD DEVELOPMENT TRAINING Hissah Enrichment Center....................... 052 983 3111 CHILDREN’S THERAPY Hissah Enrichment Center....................... 052 983 3111 Safe Center for Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome........... ................................................. 394 6411 / 050 451 6363 Music Therapy, Play Therapy CHIROPODY Chiropody Center, Beach Rd. Villa 780.......... 348 4092 Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic.349 6333 Kersten Elliott, Chiropodist / Podiatrist (UK) Connector JUNE | 11

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BEAUTY SALONS 1847 - Executive Grooming for Men................ 330 1847 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) N.BAR - Fast glamour for nails.. 800 NBAR / 346 1100 NAILS AT HOME... 282 8385/ 298 0707 / 050 465 4522 Orchid Beauty Boutique (Shj Ladies Club).................... ..................................................................... 06 506 7878 SpaDunya Colour Experience, The Walk JBR..439 3669 The Hair Corridor, Jumeirah............................ 394 5622 The Hair Shop Salon, Trade Center Block B... 332 6616 The Nail Spa................................................ 600 544 001 For bookings & enquiries call Or visit www.thenailspa.com Branches: Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Dubai Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, Meadows Town Centre, Mercato The Aviation Club, The Lakes Club

BREAST SCREENING CLINIC American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6399 Dr Paul Sayad, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Nader Salti, Consultant General Surgeon Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr Anna Sepiolo, Specialist OBS./GYN. Dr J.C. Mathias, Specialist General Surgery Dr Aseel Abdul Razzaq, Specialist OBS/GYN Medcare Hospital, Dubai...800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Paramjit Luthra, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Azza Gouda Ibrahim, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Wafa B. Sulaiman, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Dr Agatha Moniz, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Samah Zarif, Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

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BARIATRIC SURGERY (Weight Loss Surgery) Medcare Hospital, Dubai...800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Patrick Noel, Specialist Laparascopic Surgeon Bariatric Surgery


CHIROPRACTOR Emirates European Medical Centre............................... ................................................. 348 1166 / 050 640 3307 www.chiropracticdubai.com, chiropractic, nutrition, physiotherapy and massage 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 (Frankfurt Univ).268 5333 Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr J.C. Mathias, Specialist General Surgery Dr Mohamed Usman Shaikh, Specialist General Surgery Medcare Hospital, Dubai...800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Raad Yusufani, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Suhail Kazim, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Amgad Farouk, Consultant Urologist CLINICS & HOSPITALS Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr Abbara (Frankfurt Univ).268 5333 American Hospital Dubai................................ 336 7777 Dubai London Clinic (Festival City Mall)......... 800 352 Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic.......... .......................................................................... 349 6333 Medcare Hospital, Dubai...800MEDCARE (6332273) Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Dubai.......... .......................................................................... 376 8400 Neuro Spinal Hospital....................342 0000/ 315 7777 Synergy Integrated Medical Centre................ 348 5452 Top Medical Center......................................... 394 5596 Top Medical Center (Branch), Grosvenor House............317 6569/ 395 8159/ 395 8584 COCHLEAR IMPLANTS American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6450 Dr Muaaz Tarabichi, Specialist Otolaryngologist Lubaina Sharafally, Audiologist Ghada Ajamieh, Speech Therapist COLORECTAL SURGERY American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6553 Dr Paul Sayad, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Nader Salti, Consultant General Surgeon COLOUR THERAPY W/ ALTEARAH BIO Dalouk Spa.................................................. 06 506 7880 SpaDunya Colour Experience, The Walk JBR..439 3669 COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH EDUCATION Transformations Institute........................ 050 474 5613 UK & USA accredited training in psychological & holistic therapies. info@transforminst.com 12 | JUNE Connector

COSMETIC DENTISTRY American Dental Clinic, Dubai344 0668 / 800TEETH British Dental Clinic....................................... 342 1318 Dr Linda Joy Afif, BChD (UK) Cocoona Aesthetic Transformation Centre.... 394 1090 Cooper Dermatology Clinic............................ 346 6671 Dr Johnny Haddad, DDS, DU, AACD General Dentist General Dental the DentalSPA...........395 2005 / www.thedentalspa.org 24-Hour Emergency.................................. 050 563 0611 COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY (Advanced medical aesthetic treatments) Medcare Hospital, Dubai.......................... 800 6332273 Dr Nabeela Mahmood Eid Rashed, Specialist Dermatologist COSMETIC SURGERY Cocoona Aesthetic Transformation Centre.... 394 1090 Dr Mohan Rangaswamy, Consultant plastic surgeon...... ................................................. 388 4589 / 050 553 3256 COSMETIC THERAPIST (Rehabilitation of scar tissue, scar camouflage, permanent make-up corrections) Medcare Hospital, Dubai.......................... 800 6332273 COUNSELLING American Center for Psychiatry & Neurology.. 314 1000 www.americancenteruae.com Ms. Norma Cairns Counselling Psychologist GNC, German Neuroscience Center.............. 429 8578 www.gncdubai.com Hissah Enrichment Center............... www.hissahec.com Transformations Institute........................ 050 474 5613 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) CYCLING REVOLUTION NIGHTS Stewart Howison....................................... 050 680 4528 Revolution Cycles presents Revolution nights each Wednesday night at the Dubai Autodrome 6pm – 9pm. Free for all cyclists but HELMETS ESSENTIAL. For all ages, this is the Safest place to learn to ride or just get Fit ! DANCE LESSONS 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 www.mydubaiconnection.com


DENTAL IMPLANTS American Dental Clinic, Dubai..344 0668 / 800TEETH Dr Michael R. Ziegler, General Dentist & Implantologist. Trained & Board Certified USA, Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologist (ICOI, USA). Dr Mauricio Gomes Taborda, General Dentist & Implantologist (Brazil) Cocoona Aesthetic Transformation Centre.... 394 1090 Cooper Dermatology Clinic............................ 346 6671 Dr Amin ur Rahman, Harvard University Specialist Dentist Periodontics Dubai London Clinic, Al Wasl Rd Branch...... 378 2921 Dr Geoffrey Sharpe, Periodontist Dr Bijus Implantology Dental Clinic............................ .................................................. 257 4295/ 050 892 9314 Dr Biju Thomas BDS, FFDRCS (Ireland) FICOI (USA) Medcare Hospital, Dubai....800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Prem Nanda, Orthodontist & Implantologist Dr Hani Salam, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon the DentalSPA...........395 2005 / www.thedentalspa.org 24-Hour emergency................................... 050 563 0611 DENTAL LABORATORIES Qualident Dental Laboratory...342 7576 / 06 525 5199 Mr. Samer Sabbagh, CDT, Germany Esthetic Crowns and Veneers DENTISTS American Dental Clinic, Dubai.344 0668 / 800TEETH Dr Michael R. Ziegler, General Dentist & Implantologist. Board Certified USA Dr John F Lohse, Orthodontist Trained & Board Certified USA Orthodontic Care for Adults & Children Dr Hala Al Sakka, DDS, General Dentist Trained & Board Certified Canada & USA, Dr Deyse Carvalho, DDS, Prosthodontist (Brazil) www.mydubaiconnection.com

DERMATOLOGISTS American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6958 Dr Syed Shah, Specialist Dermatologist Dr Roula Amer, Specialist Dermatologist City Centre Clinic............................................ 205 2777 Dr Samer Kudsi, Specialist Dermatology Cooper Dermatology Clinic............................ 346 6671 Dr Rolf Soehnchen, Consultant Dermatologist Connector JUNE | 13

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DENTAL HYGIENIST American Dental Clinic, Dubai... 344 0668 / 800TEETH Mrs. Roxana Tabrizian, Dental Hygienist Trained & Board Certified Canada

Dr Mauricio Gomes Taborda, General Dentist & Implantologist (Brazil) Dr Philippe Saleiman , Specialist Endodontics Dr Grace Miled Eid, Specialist Paediatric Dentist (Lebanon) Dr Rafif Tayara, Specialist Paediatric Dentist (Canada) Mrs. Roxana Tabrizian, Dental Hygienist Trained & Board Certified Canada 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 Mehnaz Kamali, Consultant Periodontist & Implantologist (UK) Dr Y.S. Tosun, DDS. Specialist Orthodontist Dr Hani Abd-ul-Salam, Specialist Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon (CANADA) City Centre Clinic............................................ 205 2777 Dr Sondos Awad, General Dentist Dr Shallen Verma, Specialist Dentist Dr Ramesh Kumar, Specialist Orthodontics Dentist Dr Ketan Parekh, Specialist Orthodontics Cooper Dermatology Clinic............................ 346 6671 Dr Anmol Batria, General Dentist Dubai London Clinic, Al Wasl Rd Branch...... 378 2921 Dr Evan O'Malley, G.P. (Dentist) Dr Nora Powell, G.P. (Dentist) Dr Geoffrey Sharpe, Periodontist Dr Gilda Behnam (Orthodontist) Dr Emma Caseley, G.P. (Dentist) Medcare Hospital, Dubai...800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Lubab Jassim Mohammed, Paedodontist Dr Hani A. Salam, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr Marija Pavlovic, Periodontist & Oral Implantologist 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 Dr Tahereh Zehtaban, GP Dentist

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Expressions of Dance & Drama (Expression)................ ............................................ 02 493 0115 / 056 739 7721 Sharmila Dance......................................... 050 858 1083 HipHop, 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, Drama, Irish Dancing, Rhythmic Gym, Piano Fitness and Adult Dance Classes Turning Pointe.......................................... 050 877 5918 800 BALLET (800 225538) 800 DANCE (800 32623) 3ys - 18yrs, RAD Ballet, Baby Boppers, Mini Movers, Street Jazz & Hip Hop. Over 40 studios throughout the UAE. www.turningpointe.ae


Dubai London Clinic, Al Wasl Rd Branch...... 378 2921 Dr Bina Rabadia, Specialist Dermatologist Dr Radmila Lukian, Specialist Dermatologist Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr Bina Rabadia, Specialist Dermatologist Medcare Hospital, Dubai....800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Nabeela Mahmood Eid Rashed, Specialist Dermatologist the DentalSPA...........395 2005 / www.thedentalspa.org DIABETES COUNSELLING American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6876 Dr H. Penninckx, Sp. Int. Med. Endocrinologist Dr Donatella Casiglia, Sp. Int. Med. Endocrinologist DIAGNOSTICS Medcare Hospital, Dubai....800MEDCARE (6332273) DIALYSIS American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6370 Dr Fahed Kouli, Specialist Nephrologist Dr V. Khalili, Specialist Nephrologist Medcare Hospital, Dubai...800MEDCARE (6332273) DIETICIAN (See Weight Loss) American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6606 Mariam Saleh, Dietician May El Moghrabi, Dietician Dana Al Shaka’a, Dietician City Centre Clinic............................................ 205 2777 Leila Smaily MA, RD, BSc Canadian Board Certified Medcare Hospital, Dubai....800MEDCARE (6332273) Mr. Mohamed El Syed El Falahgi, Dietitian DIGESTIVE ENDOSCOPY Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr J.C. Mathias, Specialist General Surgery Dr Mohamed Usman Shaikh, Specialist General Surgery

City Centre Clinic............................................ 205 2777 Dr Vikas Nehru, Specialist ENT/ Head & Neck Surgery Dubai London Clinic (Festival City Mall)......... 800 352 Dr Sasa Janjanin, Specialist ENT Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr Sasa Janjanin, ENT Specialist Dr Udaya Chand Das, ENT Specialist Medcare Hospital, Dubai...800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Mohamad I. El – Naggar, Consultant ENT Dr Ghassan Younes, Specialist ENT Surgeon Dr Nikita Malhotra, Specialist ENT Surgeon EAR PROTECTIONS Medcare Hospital, Dubai....800MEDCARE (6332273) Mr. Riza A.V, Audiologist EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST 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 American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6644 Dr Imad Fakhani, Registrar Emergency Medicine Dr H. Abdul Latif, Specialist Emergency Medicine Dr Nader Hassaballa, Specialist Emergency Medicine Dr Sudeshna Byng, Specialist Emergency Medicine Medcare Hospital, Dubai...800MEDCARE (6332273) Neuro Spinal Hospital..................................... 315 7777 Dr Ahmed Moneir Kamal, General Practicioner Dr Ahmed Abdelhameed, Specialist Undersupervision Internal Medicine Dr Laila Ahmad, General Practitioner Dr Khalid M. Hassan, Specialist Undersupervision Internal Medicine

DYSLEXIA ASSESSMENT & REMEDIATION IngeniousEd. www.ingenioused.com............... 421 8443 Dubai Dyslexia and LD Support Group Lexicon Reading Center........................... 050 795 4428 www.LexiconReadingCenter.org

ENDOCRINOLOGY American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6893 Dr Hubert Penninckx, Sp. Int. Med. Endocrinologist Dr Donatella Casiglia, Sp. Int. Med. Endocrinologist City Centre Clinic............................................ 205 2777 Dr Sona Abu El Kheir, Specialist Internal Medicine (Endocrinology, Dia) Dr Khalid Al Ghofaili, Specialist Internal Medicine (Endocrinology, Dia) Dr Alaeddin Saghir – Endo & Diabetes - AMC............ .......................................................................... 363 5353 Dr Humeira Badsha Medical Center.............. 385 6009 Dr Jalal Nafach, Consultant Internal Medicine Endocrinology, Diabetes, American Board Certified Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352

EAR, NOSE & THROAT SPECIALISTS American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6450 Dr Muaaz Tarabichi, Specialist Otolaryngologist Dr Carmelo Barbaccia, Specialist Otolaryngologist

ENTERTAINMENT & EVENT MANAGEMENT Alissar Event Management JLT...454 2301, 050 497 3484 E. info@alissarevent.com; Website: www.alissarevent.com Crash-in-Castles LLC.............................. 050 652 4769

DIGESTIVE & LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY (General & Laparoscopic Surgery) Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr J.C. Mathias, Specialist General Surgery Dr Mohamed Usman Shaikh, Specialist General Surgery Medcare Hospital, Dubai....800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Raad Yusufani, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Suhail Kazim, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Emad Fayyad, Consultant Gastroenterologist

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EXECUTIVE MEDICALS Dubai London Clinic (Festival City Mall)......... 800 352 Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 EXERCISE / FITNESS CONSULTATION Gold Salon........................................................ 321 1423 FACIALS SpaDunya Colour Experience, The Walk JBR..439 3669

FAMILY MEDICINE City Centre Clinic.............................................. 205 2777 Dr Bassmah Al Rowaily, Specialist Family Medicine Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic.......... .......................................................................... 349 6333 Dr Susan Norton, Family Medicine (CANADA) Mark Janowski, MD Specialist Internal Medicine (USA) Dr Yin Cheong Ng Rundell, Specialist Internal Medicine (UK) Top Medical Center (Branch), Grosvenor House............317 6569/ 395 8159/ 395 8584 Dr Charlotte Zoeller, Specialist Family Medicine FERTILITY CLINIC Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr Abbara (Frankfurt Univ).268 5333 Bourn Hall Clinic........................... 800 IVF / 705 5055 Dr David Robertson, ChB, MB, FRCOG Dr Diana Z. Kayal, MD New Hope IVF............................................ 06 525 4446 Dr Gautam Allahbadia (Consultant A IVF “MOH”) Dr Talha Mohammad Al Shawaf (Consultant A IVF “MOH”) FETAL MEDICINE Fetal Medicine & Genetic Center................... 360 4040 Dr Afshin PourMirza, Specialist OBS./GYN. Fetal Maternal Medicine (Germany) Dr Ulrich Honemeyer, Specialist OBS./GYN. (Germany), Master of Ultrasound Obs/Gyn, Consultant DHA Dr Samer Cheaib, Specialist OBS./ GYN. Fetal Maternal Medicine (Virginia, USA) FITNESS CENTRES & HEALTH CLUBS GFX – Executive Towers, Business Bay........425 5940 Zumba, Power Yoga, Body Pump, Bollywood Dance classes Try your First Group X Class for FREE! www.gfx.ae www.mydubaiconnection.com

FLEXIBLE ENDOSCOPE (Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy & Proctoscopy) Medcare Hospital, Dubai...800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Suhail Kasim, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Emad Fayyad MD, Consultant Gastroenterologist FURNITURE Everest Furniture Factory................................ 338 6255 Upholstery, Curtains, Sofas, Cushions, fabrics Al Quoz 1, Behind Natuzzi Sheikh Zayed Road. www.everrest.ae Falaknaz – The Warehouse............................... 328 5859 Quality Teak furniture, Outdoor, Umbrellas Sheikh Zayed Rd Showroom, next to VW www.falaknazthewarehouse.com GASTRIC BANDING & GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6553 Dr Paul Sayad, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Nader Salti, Consultant General Surgeon GASTROENTEROLOGY American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6893 Dr Sudhir Pandya, Sp. Gastroenterologist Dr Regina Will, Sp. Gastroenterologist City Centre Clinic............................................ 205 2777 Dr Wagdy Emile Mikhail, Specialist Gastroenterologist Connector JUNE | 15

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FAMILY GENERAL PRACTICE Dubai London Clinic (Festival City Mall)......... 800 352 Dr John McCallen, Specialist Family Medicine Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr Barbara Vela, G.P. General Practitioner Dr N.S.Prasad, G.P. General Practitioner Dr Ahmar Ghorbanpor, Specialist Family Medicine Dr Haris Akhtar, G.P. General Practitioner Dr Mostafa Vasigh, G.P. General Practitioner

Exhale Fitness Studios - JBR........................... 424 3777 Fitness First Abu Dhabi Mall.......................................... 02 674 6991 Al Fardan Centre......................................... 06 564 7226 Al Hana Center................................................ 398 9030 Al Manzil.......................................................... 437 0576 Beach Park Plaza.............................................. 385 6464 Bur Juman Center............................................ 351 0044 Century Mall, Fujairah................................ 09 223 4788 Dalma Mall................................................. 02 550 4330 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 Julphar Towers, RAK.................................. 07 226 3020 Knowledge Village Dubai................................ 429 8744 Lakes................................................................. 438 0338 Marina Mall Abu Dhabi............................. 02 666 2116 Meadows........................................................... 437 0545 Mirdif City Center........................................... 236 2288 Motor City Dubai............................................ 431 0919 Oasis Center Dubai.......................................... 330 7736 Safeer Mall Sharjah..................................... 06 531 8848 Safeer Mall Sharjah Ladies......................... 06 531 9880 Town Center.................................................... 439 2323 Uptown Mirdif................................................. 288 2311 Uptown Mirdif Ladies...................................... 288 8039 Sharjah Ladies Club.................................... 06 506 7868 The Yoga Studio................................................ 346 7110

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Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr J.C. Mathias, Specialist General Surgery Dr Mohamed Usman Shaikh, Specialist General Surgery Medcare Hospital, Dubai....800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Emad Fayyad, Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr Federica Margherita Fabris, Specialist Gastroenterologist GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY Dr Adnan Abuhammour- Abuhammour Med Cntr....... .......................................................................... 363 5353 GENERAL PRACTITIONERS (See Family/General Medicine) City Centre Clinic............................................ 205 2777 Dr Marvie Hinampas, General Practitioner Dr Haritha Potu, General Practitioner Medcare Hospital, Dubai....800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Shadi Najem, General Practitioner Dr Ammar Hassan, General Practitioner Dr Hind Khalid Mohammed, General Practitioner Dr Atique Ur Rehman, General Practitioner Dr Ali Sabah, General Practitioner Dr Saima Khan, General Practitioner Synergy Integrated Medical Centre................ 348 5452 Dr Rachel Hayek GENERAL SURGERY Abbara Poly Clinic............................................ 268 5333 Dr Ismail Abbara (Frankfurt Univ) American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6553 Dr Paul Sayad, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Nader Salti, Consultant General Surgeon City Centre Clinic............................................ 205 2777 Dr Ali Hassan, Specialist General Surgeon Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr J.C. Mathias, Specialist General Surgery Dr Mohamed Usman Shaikh, Specialist General Surgery Medcare Hospital, Dubai...800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Raad Yusufani, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Suhail Kazim, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Dejan Stepic, Specialist General Surgeon Dr Abdulkader Weiss, Specialist General Surgeon Neuro Spinal Hospital...................315 7777 / 315 7877 Bassam Nouh, Specialist General Surgery GERIATRICS (Ageing) American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6877 Dr S. Meenrajan, Sp. Geriatrics Medicine GYNAECOLOGISTS & OBSTETRICS Abbara Poly Clinic........................................... 268 5333 American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6879 Dr A.C. Rajalakshmi, Specialist Obs/Gyn Dr Anthony Brignoni, Specialist Obs/Gyn Dr O. Braithwaite, Consultant Obs/Gyn Dr Maia Danielson, Specialist Obs/Gyn Dr Mia Branch, Specialist Obs/Gyn 16 | JUNE Connector

City Centre Clinic............................................ 205 2777 Dr Nirmala Raghunathan, Specialist Obstetrics & Gynaecology Dr Maria Nikolopoulou- Abuhammour Med Cntr........ .......................................................................... 363 5353 Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr Anna Sepiolo, Specialist OBS./GYN. Dr Rajesh Devassy, Specialist OBS./GYN Laparoscopic Surgeon Dr Aseel Abdul Razzaq, Specialist OBS/GYN Fetal Medicine & Genetic Center................... 360 4040 Dr Afshin PourMirza, Specialist OBS./GYN. Fetal Maternal Medicine (Germany) Dr Ulrich Honemeyer, Specialist OBS./GYN. (Germany), Master of Ultrasound Obs/Gyn, Consultant DHA Dr Samer Cheaib, Specialist OBS./ GYN. Fetal Maternal Medicine (Virginia, USA) Medcare Hospital, Dubai....800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Paramjit Luthra, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Azza Gouda Attia Ibrahim, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Wafa Sulaiman Al Nasseri, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Dr Agatha Moniz, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Samah Zarif, Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Synergy Integrated Medical Centre................ 348 5452 Dr Suha Al Houbi Top Medical Center (Branch), Grosvenor House............317 6569/ 395 8159/ 395 8584 Dr Dolores Ruth Kent, Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology HAEMORRHOIDS Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr Abbara (Frankfurt Univ)..268 5333 American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6553 Dr Paul Sayad, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Nader Salti, Consultant General Surgeon City Centre Clinic............................................ 205 2777 Dr Ali Hassan, Specialist General Surgeon Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr J.C. Mathias, Specialist General Surgery Dr Mohamed Usman Shaikh, Specialist General Surgery Medcare Hospital, Dubai....800MEDCARE (6332273) 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 Karkafi Hair...............................352 8711 / 03 766 2177 Toni&Guy DIFC (Natural Soft Press Link)... 330 3345 HAIR PRODUCTS Great Lengths Hair Extensions....................... 321 5162 www.mydubaiconnection.com


HYPNOTHERAPISTS Transformations Institute........................ 050 474 5613 Consultants include Senior Harley Street Clinical Supervisor & Trainer. info@transforminst.com

HAIR REMOVAL Medcare Hospital, Dubai....800MEDCARE (6332273)

IMPLANTOLOGIST British Dental Clinic....................................... 342 1318 Medcare Hospital, Dubai....800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Prem Nanda, Orthodontist & Implantologist Dr Hani Salam, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

HAIR SALONS JetSet - For fabulous hair days........................... 330 0886 SpaDunya Colour Experience, The Walk JBR..439 3669 HAIR TRANSPLANTATION Medcare Hospital, Dubai...800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Sajjad Haider Khan, Specialist In Hair Restoration Surgery

HEARING AIDS Medcare Hospital, Dubai...800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Riza A.V, Audiologist HEART CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6364 Dr Khaldoun Taha, Consultant Cardiologist Dr Omar Hallak, Interventional Cardiologist Dr Mohamed Salem, Interventional Cardiologist Dr Abdalla Elsebaey, Sp. Cardiothoracic Surgeon HERNIA Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr Abbara (Frankfurt Univ).268 5333 American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6553 Dr Paul Sayad, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Nader Salti, Consultant General Surgeon Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr J.C. Mathias, Specialist General Surgery Dr Mohamed Usman Shaikh, Specialist General Surgery HOMEOPATHY Osteopathic Health Centre............................................ .........................................348 7366/288 8525/ 423 2096 Dr Vaneeta Shahani HOSPITALIST American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6877 Dr Saria Gouher, Specialist Internal Med. Dr Amjed Muhanna, Specialist Internal Med. HYDRO THERAPY Osteopathic Health Centre............................................ ........................................348 7366/ 288 8525/ 423 2096 www.mydubaiconnection.com

IN VITRO FERTILIZATION Bourn Hall Clinic........................... 800 IVF / 705 5055 INFECTIOUS DISEASE American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6893 Dr Moeena Zain, Sp. Infectious Disease INTERNAL MEDICINE City Centre Clinic............................................ 205 2777 Dr Sherif Amer, Specialist Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Diseases) Dubai London Clinic (Festival City Mall)........ 800 352 Dr Dragana Sarenac, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr Rula Albadri, Consultant Internal Medicine Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr Mina Milovanovic, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr Iwona Marczak, Specialist Internal Medicine Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic.......... .......................................................................... 349 6333 Dr Yin Cheong Ng Rundell, Specialist Internal Medicine (UK) Medcare Hospital, Dubai...800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Mazen Raid Naba, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr Salvin George, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr Ihab Mohd Ramadan, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr Rihab Mohamed Elnour, Specialist Internal Medicine INTEVENTIONAL NEURO RADIOLOGY Neuro Spinal Hospital...................315 7725 / 315 7722 Stenting, Coiling & Embolization Dr Sandeep B.K Specialist Radiology (Vascular & Interventional Radiology) JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGEONS Neuro Spinal Hospital...................315 7761 / 315 7814 Dr Matthias Honl, Specialist Orthopaedic 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 Poshpaws Kennels & Cattery................... 050 273 0973 www.poshpawsdubai.com Connector JUNE | 17

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HAIRDRESSERS Gold Salon........................................................ 321 1423 The Hair Corridor, Jumeirah............................ 394 5622 The Hair Shop Salon, Bab Al Shams............... 809 6238 The Hair Shop Salon, Meydan Hotel............... 381 3368 The Hair Shop Salon, Trade Center Block B... 332 6616 Toni&Guy, Grand Hyatt Hotel....................... 324 4900 Toni&Guy, DIFC Marble Walk...................... 330 3345

ICE SKATING Sharjah Ladies Club.................................... 06 506 7822

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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 Philip Kingsley Hair Care................................ 282 1555 Tanagra at Gold Salon..................................... 321 1423


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 LAPAROSCOPIC HYSTORECTOMY Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr Rajesh Devassy, OBS/GYN Laparoscopy LAPAROSCOPY American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6879 Dr Paul Sayad, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Nader Salti, Consultant General Surgeon Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.... 800 352 Dr J.C. Mathias, Specialist General Surgery Dr Rajesh Devassy, OBS/GYN Laparoscopy Dr Mohamed Usman Shaikh, Specialist General Surgery Medcare Hospital, Dubai...800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Raad Yusufani, Consultant General Surgeon Dr Suhail Kazim, Consultant General Surgeon LASER HAIR REMOVAL American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6958 Dr Syed Shah, Specialist Dermatologist Dr Roula Amer, Specialist Dermatologist Cocoona Aesthetic Transformation Centre.... 394 1090 Cooper Dermatology Clinic............................ 346 6671 Sidra Zia, Laser Technician the DentalSPA...........395 2005 / www.thedentalspa.org LASER SKIN SURGERY American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6958 Dr Syed Shah, Specialist Dermatologist Dr Roula Amer, Specialist Dermatologist LIPO ABDOMINOPLASTY Dr Mohan Rangaswamy, Consultant plastic surgeon...... ................................................. 388 4589 / 050 553 3256 LIPOSUCTION Cocoona Aesthetic Transformation Centre.... 394 1090 Dr Mohan Rangaswamy, Consultant plastic surgeon...... ................................................. 388 4589 / 050 553 3256 LITHOTRIPSY - ESWL (Removal of Kidney Stones without surgery) Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr Abbara (Frankfurt Univ)............ .......................................................................... 268 5333 Medcare Hospital, Dubai...800MEDCARE (6332273) LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE Osteopathic Health Centre............................................ ........................................348 7366/288 8525 / 423 2096 Moira Macdonald MCSP (MLD therapist) MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENING American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6642 Medcare Hospital, Dubai....800MEDCARE (6332273) 18 | JUNE Connector

MASSAGES SpaDunya Colour Experience, The Walk JBR..439 3669 Top Medical Center......................................... 394 5596 MEDITATIVE ARTS Twin Hearts Meditation................368 8067 / 368 8104 Fax: 368 8121; Email: phfdubai@emirates.net.ae MEMBERSHIP Club Registration....................................... 06 506 7701 MENS GROOMING 1847 - Executive Grooming for Men................ 330 1847 MUSIC SCHOOL Brooklyn Melodies Music Center Mirdif, Street 37................................................ 288 8951 Uptown Mirdif.................................................. 251 4098 Meadows Village............................................... 422 5357 Studio City........................................................ 446 8716 JBR, Rimal 3..................................................... 451 8809 Arabian Ranches............................................... 447 1884 Jumeirah, Al Wasl Road.................................... 388 4815 Dubai Mall, Ice Rink area.......................... 055 795 0367 E-mail: info@brooklynmelodies.com Website: www.brooklynmelodies.com NAIL STUDIOS The Nail Beautique........................................... 348 1888 NATUROPHATIC MEDICINE Synergy Integrated Medical Centre................ 348 5452 Dr Parviz Rashvand NEPHROLOGY (Kidney Diseases) American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6553 Dr Fahed Kouli, Specialist Nephrologist Dr V. Khalili, Specialist Nephrologist Dr Subhi Sulaiman – Abuhammour Med Cntr.............. .......................................................................... 363 5353 Medcare Hospital, Dubai....800MEDCARE (6332273) NEURO - LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING (NLP) Matrix Consulting (Training).......................... 343 2555 NLP Certification programs, Time Line Therapy®, Hypnosis, NLP Coaching Transformations Institute........................ 050 474 5613 Trainers “highly recommended” by NLP Co-Founder, Dr Richard Bandler. Only international Society of NLP licensed Centre in UAE. Individual coaching, NLP Practitioner & Master courses. info@transforminst.com NEURO - MUSCULAR / REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPIST Osteopathic Health Centre.348 7366/ 288 8525 / 423 2096 Naomi Cassrels Dip NMT, MT (NZ) NEURO - REHABILITATION Neuro Spinal Hospital...................315 7711 / 315 7758 Dr Abdul Karim Msaddi, Specialist Neurological Surgery www.mydubaiconnection.com


NEUROLOGIST American Center for Psychiatry & Neurology.. 314 1000 www.americancenteruae.com Dr Imad Yassin Consultant Paediatrics/ Neurology Div. Dr Abubaker Almadani Consultant Neurologist American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6893 Dr Mohd. Ismail, Specialist Neurologist GNC, German Neuroscience Center.............. 429 8578 www.gncdubai.com Medcare Hospital, Dubai...800MEDCARE (6332273) Dr Amin Abdullah Al Shawabkeh, Specialist Neurologist Neuro Spinal Hospital...................315 7877 / 315 7876 Dr Sarmed Al Fahad, Consultant Neurology Dr Sarmad Al Shammaa, Specialist Neurology NEUROPHYSIOLOGY Neuro Spinal Hospital...................315 7877 / 315 7876 Dr Sarmed Al Fahad, Consultant Neurology NUCLEAR MEDICINE American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6643 Dr Shah Numani, Consultant Nuclear Med. NURSERY (PRIVATE) (See Schools) Baby Land Nursery (Montessori)..................... 348 6874 www.babylandnursery.com; info@babylandnursery.com Basateen Pre-School Centre....................... 06 506 7717 British Orchard Nurseries...800-PRESCHOOL /398 3536 Bur Dubai, Jumeirah, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai Media City, Deira, JBR www.britishorchardnursery.com Children's Oasis Nursery...............348 8981 / 379 0790 2m - 4 yrs, flexible schedule, following EYFS Emirates British Nursery, Mirdif..................... 288 9222 Umm Sequim.....348 9996, Motorcity............... 567 6555 First Steps Nursery Montessori....348 6301 / 348 6302 www.firststepsdubai.com www.mydubaiconnection.com

NUTRITIONISTS City Centre Clinic............................................ 205 2777 Leila Smaily MA, RD, BSc Canadian Board Certified Medcare Hospital, Dubai....800MEDCARE (6332273) Mr. Mohamed El Syed El Falahgi, Dietitian OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Mirdif Center for Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, Uptown Mirdif Dubai....................................... 255 9297 Fadi Shkour - Occupational Therapist Neuro Spinal Hospital..................................... 315 7834 Anita Sanjay Bhatia, Occupational Therapist Andrea Marciniak, Occupational Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Safe Center for Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome........... ................................................. 394 6411 / 050 451 6363 ONCOLOGY / HEMATOLOGY American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6369 Dr Maroun Khoury, Consultant Oncologist Dr Faraz Khan, Specialist Oncologist Connector JUNE | 19

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NEURO SURGERY (Brain and Spine Surgery) American Hospital Dubai................................ 377 6629 Dr K. Shunnar, Consultant Neurosurgeon Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Dubai......... .......................................................................... 376 8400 Dr Hassan Kadri, Consultant Neurological Surgeon Neuro Spinal Hospital...................315 7711 / 315 7758 Dr Abdul Karim Msaddi, Specialist Neurological Surgery Dr Ahmed Bitar, Specialist Neurological Surgery Dr Karim Ben Hammodah, Specialist Neurological Surgery Dr Sebouh Kassis, Specialist Neurological Surgery Dr Catalin Majer, Specialist Neurological Surgery

Jebel Ali Village Nurseries JBR Branch..................................................424 3791 / 2 Umm Suqeim 3................................................. 348 6720 Meadows Branch............................................... 422 4222 Arabian Ranches Branch................................... 368 9882 Lakes................................................................. 454 8404 Al Furjan Branch........................................ 056 101 9888 www.jebelalinursery.com Kid’s Island Cocoon Nursery group, Jumeirah 3............ ...............................................................394 2578 / 9394 From 12 MThs www.kidsislandnursery.com Ladybird Nursery............................................. 344 1011 From 18 mos.- 4 1/2 years. Timings: 8am-12.30pm New Safa Nursery............................................. 342 9575 www.safanursery.com; newsafa@eim.ae Centre for Early Childhood Education (Pvt) Odyssey Nursery, www.odysseynursery.com...056 600 7657 French, English & Arabic, 7:30am-6pm, 4mths-4yrs Royal Beach Nursery................ 394 8181/ 050 738 4811 www.rbnursery.com Safa Kindergarten Nursery School.................. 344 3878 www.safanursery.com; safakgn@eim.ae Centre for Early Childhood Education (Pvt) Seashells Nursery at Al Barsha........................ 341 3404 www.seashellsnursery.com Small Steps Nursery Mirdif............................. 288 3347 Email: smallstepsnursery@hotmail.com Tender Love and Care (TLC).......................... 367 1636 www.tenderloveandcare.com The Blossom Nursery............................ 055 NURSERY Academic City, Downtown Dubai, Umm Suqeim & Umm Al Sheif. 6mo-6yrs, British Curriculum, transportation offered Toddler Town British Nursery...... www.toddlertown.ae JBR.............................. 452 8080; E: jbr@toddlertown.ae Jumeirah.............452 8080; E: jumeirah@toddlertown.ae

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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 CLC 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 CLC 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 www.mydubaiconnection.com

Chinese Pavillion, Jumeira Beach Centre ........ 3444432 Chopstix, Marco Polo Hotel ............................. 2720000 Da Shi Dai ........................................................ 4264636 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 CLC 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 CLC Zyng Asian Grill, Ibn Battuta Mall ............... 3669808 EGYPTIAN Dar ElKamar.............................. 800 elkamar (3552627) Dubai Marina, Dorrabay Boardwalk CLC

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 CLC St. Tropez Bistro, Century Village ................ 2869029 Traiteur, Park Hyatt Hotel ............................... 3172222 Verre, Hilton Dubai Creek ............................... 2127551 CLC

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 Connector JUNE | 27

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Hoi An, Shangri-La Hotel ................................ 3438888 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


Boston Bar, Jumeirah Rotana Hotel ................. 3455888 Boulvar, Radisson Blu Hotel............................. 2227171 Brasserie, Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa.3165550 CLC Carters, Wafi City......................................... 3240000 Certo, Radisson Blu Hotel ................................ 3669111 Choices, Al Bustan Rotana................................ 2820000 Cucina, Courtyard by Marriott.......................... 8852222 CLC 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 CLC 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 CLC 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 28 | JUNE Connector

GERMAN Brauhaus, Jumeirah Rotana Hotel .................... 3455888 Der Keller, The Jumeirah Beach Hotel.............. 3480000 Hofbrauhaus, JW Marriott Hotel .................... 6077977 GREEK Elia, Majestic Hotel Tower................................ 5012692 INDIAN 25 Degrees North Restaurant........................... 4527779 Aangan, Dhow Palace Hotel............................. 3599992 Al Shindagah, Metropolitan Palace Hotel ........ 2270000 Antique Bazaar, Four Points Sheraton ............. 3977444 Aryaas, Nakheel Building.................................. 3355776 CLC 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 CLC Dakshin, Lotus Hotel ................................... 2278888 CLC 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 CLC Rasoi, Coral Deira, Dubai............................. 2248587 Spice Café, Town Centre Shopping Mall, ....... 3499951 Spice Lounge, Al Ghazal Mall ......................... 3453365 Sukh Sagar, Trade Centre Road ....................... 3967222 www.mydubaiconnection.com


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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 CLC Bellucci, Wafi............................................... 3244100 Bice Mare, Souk Al Bahar................................. 4230982 BiCE, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah .......................... 3991111 CLC 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 Connector JUNE | 29

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INTERNATIONAL Al Dawaar, Hyatt Regency Dubai..................... 3172222 CLC 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 CLC 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 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 CLC 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

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La Moda @ Media City..................................... 3669111 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 CLC Medzo, Wafi City ......................................... 3240000 Mosaico, Emirates Towers Hotel ..................... 3300000 Ossigeno, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort..... 3995555 Pax Romana, Dusit Thani Dubai ...................... 3433333 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 Café Sushi, Fairmont Hotel ............................. 3118316 Creekside, Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers.. 2071750 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 Toshi, Grand Millennium Hotel ...................... 4299999 Wagamama, Al Fattan Towers.......................... 3995900 Yakitori House, Ascot Hotel ............................ 3520900 30 | JUNE Connector

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, 1st Floor Wafi Pyramids ........ 3574441 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 www.mydubaiconnection.com


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 www.mydubaiconnection.com

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 CLC Seville’s, Wafi............................................... 3247300 The Agency, Tapas, Emirates Towers............... 3198780 The Agency, Tapas, , Souk Madinat Jumeirah.. 3668888 STEAKHOUSES AND GRILLS American Dream, Seashell Inn Hotel .............. 3934777 Butcher Shop & Grill, Mall Of The Emirates.. 3471167 Entrecôte Café de Paris, Al Khaleej Palace Hotel.2231000 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 CLC 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 Connector JUNE | 31

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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 CLC 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


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9.00am Ronak 9.00am Editha 9.00am Naseem 9.30am Niloo 10.00am Eddie Beckley 10.00am Doha 10.15am Manish 10.30am Niloo 10.30am Caroline 11.00am Ayesha 11.00am Uros Metric 11.30am Niloo 11.30am Kavita 11.30am Manish 11.45am Dina 12.00pm Wafa 12.45pm Kavita 2.00pm Manish 3.15pm Manish 3.15pm Kavita 4.00pm Wafa 4.00pm Editha 4.30pm Manish 5.30pm Bella 5.45pm Kavita 5.00pm Lydia 6.00pm Slavica 6.00pm Rebecca 6.00pm Lydia 7.00pm Lydia 7.00pm Kavita 7.00pm Rebecca 7.00pm Manish 7.00pm Myra 7.30pm Sharmila

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6.30am Jithu 7.45am Jithu 8.15am Emma 8.30am Jolanta 8.30am Dessi 8.30am Uros Metric 8.30am Heba 8.30am Silvi 8.45am Devi 9.00am Jithu 9.00am Jo 9.30am Heba 9.30am Uros Metric 10.00am Ayeshah 10.00am Wafa 10.15am Jithu 10.30am Emma 10.30am Heba 10.30am Liris 11.00am Waf

SUNDAY

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Adult Ballet Ballet Centre Prenatal Yoga Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Weightloss Pilates Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Power Yoga Gems of Yoga Aftro Dance Spa Dunya Hatha Yoga Gems of Yoga Hatha Yoga Gems of Yoga Stretching Spa Dunya Hatha Yoga Gems of Yoga Pre Natal Gems of Yoga Salsa Spa Dunya Hatha Yoga Gems of Yoga Power Yoga Gems of Yoga General Ballet (Pre-teens, Teens + Adults) Sharmila Dance - DUCTAC, MOE Pre-natal Yoga (Pre-booking) The Yoga Studio Vinyasa Flow The Yoga Studio Hatha Yoga Gems of Yoga Ashtanga Vinyasa Gems of Yoga Advanced Ballet (Teens, Adults + Professionals) Sharmila Dance - DUCTAC, MOE Prenatal Pilates Mat Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR YogiPilates Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Pilates Spa Dunya Dance Mash Up The Yoga Studio Zumba GFX Studio Adult Ballet CMBC- Oasis Centre Hatha Yoga Gems of Yoga Power Yoga Gems of Yoga Aerobics Spa Dunya Pilates Reformer 2 Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Latino Cardio Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Pilates The Yoga Studio Yoga for All The Yoga Studio Body Pump GFX Studio Martial Arts Adult CMBC- Oasis Centre Belly Dance Beg CMBC- Springs Town Centre Pilates Reformer 1 Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Yoga for High Stress Job Exec. Gems of Yoga Body Balance GFX Studio

11.15am Jamie 11.30am Dina 11.30am Slavica 11.30am Manish 12.00pm Wafa 12.45pm Kavita 2.00pm Kavita 2.00pm Wafa 3.15pm Manish 3.15pm Kavita 4.00pm Wafa 4.30pm Jithu 4.30pm Manish 5.00pm Sharmila 5.30pm Christina 5.30pm Nora 5.45pm Manish 5.45pm Jithu 6.00pm Sharmila 6.00pm Silvi 6.00pm Sarah 6.00pm Wafa 6.30pm Doha 6.30pm Majid Lahmadqui 7.00pm Anastasiya 7.00pm Jithu 7.00pm Manish 7.00pm Wafa 7.00pm Silvi 7.00pm Liris 7.30pm Jaspreet 7.30pm Nora 7.30pm Julie Willets 7.30pm Sajjad 8.00pm Myra 8.00pm Silvi 8.15pm Manish 8.30pm Uros Metric

Body Pump Hatha Yoga Hatha Yoga Breathing (prior booking) Yoga for All Hatha Yoga Slimdown Pilates Reformer 1-2 Weight loss - Steps Hatha Yoga Meditation (prior booking) Pilates Reformer 2-3 Yoga 4 All Zumba Warrior Pilates Pre-natal Yogalates (pre-booking) Hatha Yoga Chanting (prior booking) Prenatal Pilates Reformer Bollywood Dance Body Step

6.30am Julie Willets 6.30am Jithu 7.45am Jithu 7.45am Manish 8.30am Nora 8.30am Ronak 8.30am Liris 8.30am Heba 9.00am Ayeshah 9.00am Jithu 9.00am Manish 9.30am Heba 9.30am Camilla 9.30am Majid Lahmadqui 10.00am Wafa 10.00am Christina 10.15am Jithu 10.15am Manish 10.30am Heba 10.30am Sheena Lakhani 10.45am Maria

MONDAY

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11.00am Slavica 11.30am Kavita 12.00pm Wafa 12.00pm Slavica 12:30pm Wafa 12.45pm Kavita 2.00pm Kavita 3.00pm Wafa 4.30pm Jithu 4.30pm Manish 5.00pm Sharmila 5.30pm Elaine, Linley, Amber 5.30pm Sarah 5.45pm Manish 5.45pm Jithu 6.00pm Sharmila 6.00pm Slavica 6.00pm Wafa 6.30pm Liris 6:30pm Bella 6.30pm Olga Guillamon 6.45pm Catherine 6.45pm Ginny 7.00pm Ayeshah 7.00pm Jithu 7.00pm Manish 7.00pm Wafa 7.00pm Ljiljana 7.00pm Julie Willets 7.30pm Olga Guillamon 7.30pm Sarah 7:30pm Christina 8.00pm Editha 8.00pm Ljiljana 8.15pm Leyla 8.15pm Manish 8.30pm Majid Lahmadqui 9.15pm Leyla

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6.30am Jithu 7.45am Jithu 8.30am Jolanta 8.30am Silvi 8.30am Slavica 8.30am Uros Metric 9.00am Jithu 9.00am Jo 9.00am Doha 9.30am Slavica 9.30am Uros Metric 10.00am Emma 10.00am Karima 10.15am Jithu 10.30am Sarah 11.00am Wafa 11.30am Jithu 11.30pm Slavica 12.00pm Wafa 12.45pm Kavita 1.00pm Wafa

TUESDAY

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2.00pm Kavita 3.15pm Manish 3.15pm Kavita 4.30pm Jithu 4.30pm Manish 5.30pm Marit 5.30pm Sharmila 5.30pm Sarah 5.45pm Manish 5.45pm Jithu 6.00pm Slavica 6:30pm Anastasiya 6.30pm Mahjid Lahmadqui 6.30pm Liris 6.30pm Sarah 6.30pm Jaspreet 7.00pm Jithu 7.00pm Manish 7.00pm Lydia 7.00pm Rebecca 7.00pm Katy 7.15pm Leyla 7.30pm Liris 7.30pm Sharmila 7.30pm Julie Willets 7.30pm Jaspreet 8.00pm Katy 8.00pm Myra 8.00pm Lydia 8.15pm Manish 8:15pm Leyla 8:30pm Liris 8.30pm Julie Willets

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6.30am Julie Willets 6.30am Jithu 7.45am Jithu 7.45am Manish 8.15am Manish 8.30am Nora 8.30am Liris 8.30am Pavlina 8.30am Ronak 9.00am Jithu 9.00am Manish 9.30am Maria 9.30am Silvi 9.30am Pavlina 9.30am Majid Lahmadqui 10.00am Christina 10.00am Wafa 10.15am Jjthu 10.15am Manish 10.30am Pavlina 11.00am Silvi 11.00am Wafa 11.30am Slavica 11.30am Kavita 12.25pm Slavica 12.30pm Wafa

WEDNESDAY

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12.45pm Kavita 2.00pm Kavita 3.00pm Wafa 4.30pm Jjthu 4.30pm Manish 5.00pm Sharmila 5.30pm Dessi 5.45pm Manish 5.45pm Jithu 6.00pm Sharmila 6.00pm Wafa 6.00pm Silvi 6.30pm Elaine 6.30pm Uros Metric 6.30pm Doha 6.45pm Slavica 7.00pm Julie Willets 7.00pm Jithu 7.00pm Manish 7.00pm Wafa 7.00pm Ginny 7.00pm Silvi 7.15pm Leyla 7.30pm Sajjad 7.30pm Olga Guillamon 7.45pm Sarah 8.00pm Slavica 8.00pm Editha 8.00pm Greg 8.15pm Leyla 8.30pm Sheena Lakhani

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6.30am Jithu 7.45am Jithu 8.15am Emma 8.30am Jolanta 8.30am Dessi 8.30am Liris 8.30am Sarah 8.30am Uros Metric 9.00am Jithu 9.30am Uros Metric 9.30am Liris 9.30am Sarah 10.15am Jithu 10.30am Ayeshah 10.30am Silvi 10.30am Majid Lahmadqui 10.45am Slavica 11.30am Jithu 12.00am Wafa 12.45m Kavita 1.00pm Wafa 2.00pm Wafa 2.00pm Kavita 3.15pm Manish 3.15pm Kavita 4.30pm Jithu 4.30pm Manish 5.30pm Elaine

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Hatha Yoga Gems of Yoga Hatha Yoga Gems of Yoga Hip Hop Dance Spa Dunya Hatha Yoga Gems of Yoga Power Yoga Gems of Yoga General Ballet (Pre-teens, Teens + Adults) Sharmila Dance - DUCTAC, MOE Stretch Yoga The Yoga Studio Hatha Yoga Gems of Yoga Ashtanga Vinyasa Gems of Yoga Advanced Ballet (Teens, Adults + Professionals) Sharmila Dance - DUCTAC, MOE Pilates Spa Dunya Prenatal Pilates Mat Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Body Pump The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club Body Attack GFX Studio Dance Mash Up The Yoga Studio Body Sculpt Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR CX Worx GFX Studio Hatha Yoga Gems of Yoga Power Yoga Gems of Yoga Meditation Spa Dunya Beginners Ballet Ballet Centre Pilates Mat 2 Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Belly Dance CMBC- Springs Town Centre Martial Arts Adult CMBC- Oasis Centre Body Combat GFX Studio Vinyasa Yoga Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Pilates Mat 1 Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Yoga for All The Yoga Studio RPM The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club Belly Dance Coarse CMBC- Springs Town Centre Bollywood Dance GFX Studio


Vinyasa Flow Hatha Yoga Ashtanga Vinyasa Zumba Pilates Reformer 1 Live Dance - Teens (16yrs-21yrs) Power Yoga Pilates Reformer 2 Hatha Yoga Power Yoga Pilates Bollywood Dance Yoga for High Stress Job. Exec.

The Yoga Studio Gems of Yoga Gems of Yoga Spa Dunya Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Sharmila Dance - DUCTAC, MOE GFX Studio Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Gems of Yoga Gems of Yoga Spa Dunya GFX Studio Gems of Yoga

5.30pm Nora 5.45pm Manish 5.45pm Jithu 6.00pm Wafa 6.00pm Silvi 6.00pm Sharmila 6.30pm Ronak 7.00pm Silvi 7.00pm Jithu 7.00pm Manish 7.00pm Wafa 7.30pm Sheena Lakhani 8.15pm Manish

Hatha Yoga Vinyasa Yoga Pilates Reformer 1 Pilates Reformer 2 Body Pump Hatha Yoga Body Attack Pilates Jumpboard Power Yoga Hatha Yoga Kick Boxing Hatha Yoga Hatha Yoga Hatha Yoga

GFX Studio Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR GFX Studio Gems of Yoga GFX Studio Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Gems of Yoga Gems of Yoga The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club Gems of Yoga Gems of Yoga Gems of Yoga

9.00am Ronak 9.00am Silvi 9.00am Caroline 10.00am Caroline 10.00am Eddie Beckley 10.15am Jithu 11.00am Uros Metric 11.00am Caroline 11.30am Jithu 12.45pm Jithu 3.00pm Elaine 3.15pm Jithu 5.45pm Jithu 7.00pm Jithu

FRIDAY

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

Abu Dhabi Fitness Calendar - June 2014 MONDAY Modern Jazz Dance

EDD- Music Institute

6.15pm

Anastasiya

Vertical flex

EDD- One to One Hotel

8.00pm

Okzana

Adult Ballet Irish Dance Adult

EDD-Music Institute EDD- One to One Hotel

6:45pm Anastasiya 7:00pm Sarah

TUESDAY

THURSDAY

Sharjah Fitness Calendar - June 2014 SATURDAY Body Pump Zumba Latin Aerobics

Sharjah Ladies Club Sharjah Ladies Club Sharjah Ladies Club

10.00am Ria 11.00am Verna 5.00pm Khrystena

Aqua Aerobics Spinning & Abs Body & Mind

Sharjah Ladies Club Sharjah Ladies Club Sharjah Ladies Club

5.00pm Mary Win 7.00pm Raquel 7.00pm Natasha

Fight Do Oriental Sensation TRX Circuit

Sharjah Ladies Club Sharjah Ladies Club Sharjah Ladies Club

10.00am Samar 11.00am Natasha 4.00pm Rasha

Step & Abs Latin Aerobics Spinning & Abs

Sharjah Ladies Club Sharjah Ladies Club Sharjah Ladies Club

6.00pm Mary Win 6.00pm Khrystena 7.00pm Natasha

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MONDAY

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TRX Circuit ARKE Pilates X55

Sharjah Ladies Club Sharjah Ladies Club Sharjah Ladies Club

9.00am Rasha 11.00am Ria 7.00pm Sama

Yoga Zumba Body Pump

Sharjah Ladies Club Sharjah Ladies Club Sharjah Ladies Club

10.00am Aksana 4.00pm Natalia 5.00pm Andrea

THURSDAY

Children’s Activity Classes Dubai - June 2014 SATURDAY Advanced 1 Modern Advanced Foundation Ballet Advanced Taekwondo Babies Ballet Babies Ballet Babies Ballet Babies Ballet Babies Ballet Babies Ballet Babies Taekwondo Baby Ballet Baby Ballet Baby Ballet Baby Ballet Baby Ballet Baby Ballet Beginners Taekwondo Fairy Ballerina GD 1 Ballet GD 1 Ballet GD 1 Ballet GD 2 Ballet GD 2 Ballet GD 2 Ballet GD 3 Ballet GD 3 Ballet GD 4 Ballet GD 4 Ballet GD 5 Ballet GD 5 Ballet GD 5 Ballet GD 5 Ballet GD 7 Ballet GD 6 Ballet GD 8 Ballet Grade 1 Ballet Grade 1 Ballet Grade 1 Ballet Grade 1 Ballet Grade 1 Ballet Grade 1 Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Grade 3 Ballet

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The Ballet Centre 2.00pm Helen The Ballet Centre 11.00am Laura The Ballet Centre 12.00pm Sabum Turning Pointe. DESS Oud Metha 12.45pm Chloe Turning Pointe. WAFI Oud Metha 9.30am Lorna The Ballet Centre 9.00am Karen The Ballet Centre 9.45am Lizelle The Ballet Centre 10.30am Becki The Ballet Centre 3.00pm Jamie The Ballet Centre 9.30am Sabum CMBC- Springs Town Centre 9.30am Michelle CMBC- Springs Town Centre 10.00am Michelle CMBC- Oasis Centre 10.30am Reanne CMBC- Lakes/Emirates Hills 11.15am Anastasiya CMBC- Oasis Centre 11.30am Reanne CMBC- Polo Club/Arabian Ranches 2.30pm Anastasiya The Ballet Centre 10.00am Sabum CMBC- Springs Town Centre 11.45am Michelle The Ballet Centre 10.15am Lizelle The Ballet Centre 11.00am Karen The Ballet Centre 11.45am Becki The Ballet Centre 10.00am Karen The Ballet Centre 11.45am Lizelle The Ballet Centre 1.15pm Karen The Ballet Centre 9.00am Becki The Ballet Centre 10.00am Helen The Ballet Centre 9.00am Laura The Ballet Centre 10.00am Jamie The Ballet Centre 9.00am Helen The Ballet Centre 10.00am Laura The Ballet Centre 1.00pm Helen The Ballet Centre 2.15pm Becki The Ballet Centre 2.30pm Laura The Ballet Centre 1.00pm Jamie The Ballet Centre 1.00pm Laura CMBC- Springs Town Centre 1.00pm Michelle CMBC- Oasis Centre 1.30pm Reanne Turning Pointe. WAFI Oud Metha 10.00am Lorna Turning Pointe. AL DIYAFAH Al Ghusais 1.00pm Carmen Turning Pointe. DIA Emirates Hills 11.00am Michelle Turning Pointe. VIP Sports Club Oud Metha 2.00pm Thea Turning Pointe. AL DIYAFAH Al Ghusais 4.00pm Carmen Turning Pointe. DESS Oud Metha 9.45am Chloe CMBC- Oasis Centre 2.15pm Reanne CMBC- Springs Town Centre 2.15pm Michelle CMBC-Polo Club/Arabian Ranches 4:15pm Anastasiy CMBC- Lakes/Emirates Hills 12.15pm Anastasiya

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Grade 3 Ballet Grade 3 Ballet Grade 3 Ballet Grade 3 Ballet Grade 3 performers Grade 3 performers Grade 4 Ballet Grade 4 Ballet Grade 4 Ballet Grade 4 Ballet Grade 4 Ballet Grade 4 Performer Grade 5 Ballet Grade 6 Ballet Grade 6 yr.1 Ballet Intermediate Ballet Intermediate Ballet Intermediate Foundation Ballet Intermediate Taekwondo Interfoundation Modern Kids Pilates Kids Posture Kids Yoga Live Dance - Level 1A+B (7yrs-12yrs) Live Dance - Level 2 (13yrs-16yrs) Pre-Primary Ballet Pre-Primary Ballet Pre Primary Ballet Pre Primary Ballet Pre-Primary Ballet Pre Primary Ballet Pre-Primary Ballet Pre-Primary Ballet Pre-Primary Ballet Pre-Primary Ballet Prep Ballet Prep Ballet Prep Ballet Prep Ballet Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Pointe Work Rhythmic Gymnastics(CG) Rhythmic Gymnastics(CG) Rhythmic Gymnastics(CG) Rhythmic Gymnastics(CG) Rhythmic Gymnastics(CG) Salsa Stretching 10+ Strictly 4's Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet

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CMBC- Springs Town Centre 3.00pm Michelle Turning Pointe. WAFI Oud Metha 12.30pm Lorna Turning Pointe. DIA. Emirates Hills 2.15pm Sophie Turning Pointe. VIP Sports Club Oud Metha 4.00pm Lauren Turning Pointe. DIA Emirates Hills 3.15pm Sophie Turning Pointe. VIP Sports Club Oud Metha 1.00pm Thea Turning Pointe. AL DIYAFAH Al Ghusais 3.00pm Carmen Turning Pointe. DESS Oud Metha 10.45pm Chloe Turning Pointe. WAFI Oud Metha 2.30pm Lorna Turning Pointe. DIA. Emirates Hills 10.00am Michelle CMBC- Springs Town Centre 4.00pm Reanne Turning Pointe. WAFI Oud Metha 11.00am Lorna CMBC- Springs Town Centre 5.00pm Reanne Turning Pointe. WAFI Oud Metha 1.30pm Lorna Turning Pointe. DIA. Emirates Hills 9.00am Michelle The Ballet Centre 11.00am Jamie CMBC- Springs Town Centre 6.00pm Reanne The Ballet Centre 11.00am Helen The Ballet Centre 11.00am Sabum The Ballet Centre 3.00pm Helen Spa Dunya 3.00pm Wafa Spa Dunya 11.00am Wafa Gems of Yoga 4.30pm Kavita Sharmila Dance - DUCTAC, MOE 4.00pm Sharmila Sharmila Dance - DUCTAC, MOE 5.00pm Sharmila The Ballet Centre 9.15am Amie The Ballet Centre 11.00am Becki CMBC- Springs Town Centre 11.00am Michelle CMBC- Oasis Centre 12.00pm Reanne The Ballet Centre 1.30pm Lizelle CMBC- Polo Club/Arabian Ranches 3.30pm Anastasiya Turning Pointe. AL DIYAFAH Al Ghusais 5.00pm Carmen Turning Pointe. DESS Oud Metha 9.00am Chloe Turning Pointe. DIA Emirates Hills 1.30pm Sophie Turning Pointe. VIP Sports Club Oud Metha 12.15pm Thea The Ballet Centre 9.30am Karen The Ballet Centre 10.00am Becki The Ballet Centre 11.15am Lizelle The Ballet Centre 2.30pm Jamie The Ballet Centre 9.00am Lizelle The Ballet Centre 12.00pm Karen CMBC- Springs Town Centre 12.15pm Michelle CMBC- Oasis Centre 12.45pm Reanne The Ballet Centre 12.45pm Lizelle CMBC- Lakes/Emirates Hills 1.00pm Anastasiya Turning Pointe. AL DIYAFAH Al Ghusais 2.00pm Carmen Turning Pointe. DESS Oud Metha 11.45am Chloe Turning Pointe. VIP Sports Club Oud Metha 3.00pm Lauren The Ballet Centre 3.15pm Beck Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 1.00pm Julia Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 2.30pm Julia Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 4.00pm Julia Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 5.30pm Julia Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 6.45pm Julia The Ballet Centre 11.00am Chris The Ballet Centre 3.30pm Jamie CMBC- Oasis Centre 10.00am Reanne CMBC- Springs Town Centre 10.30am Michelle CMBC- Oasis Centre 11.00am Reanne CMBC- Lakes/Emirates Hills 11.45am Anastasiya

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CMBC- Polo Club/Arabian Ranches

3.00pm Anastasiya

Advanced Foundation Babies Ballet Babies Ballet Babies Ballet Baby Ballet Basic Ballet (7yrs+) Beginners Irish Dancing Beginners Irish Dancing Dance Mix Early Learning Program Fairy Ballerinas GD 1 Tap GD 2 Tap GD 4 Ballet GD 5 Tap GD 5 Ballet GD 6 Ballet GD 7 Ballet GD 8 Ballet Grade 1 Ballet Yr2 Grade 1 Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Grd.2+3 Grade 3 ballet Grade 3 Ballet Grade 3 Ballet Grade 4 Ballet Grade 4 Ballet Grade 5 Ballet Grade 6 Ballet Grade 6 yr.1 Ballet Grade 6 yr.2 Ballet Grade 6 yr.2 Ballet Hip Hop Grd.1-3 (6-9yrs) Hip Hop Jr Hip Hop Jr Hip Hop Sr Intermediate (exam group) Intermediate Ballet Irish Dancing Irish Dancing Junior Karate Kid1 (Beginners) Karate Kid 2 (Colored Belt) Kids Yoga Pre-Primary Ballet Pre Primary Ballet Pre Primary ballet - Kg2 Pre Primary Ballet Pre Primary Ballet Pre Primary Ballet Prep Ballet Prep Ballet - Prek and Kg1 Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Primary Ballet - School Only Primry Ballet - KG2 -School Only Primry Ballet Yr1 School Only

Turning Pointe. EIS US Umm Sequim The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre Turning Pointe. KINGS Al Wasl CMBC- Springs Town Centre Sharmila Dance - DUCTAC, MOE The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre German International School CMBC- Springs Town Centre CMBC- Oasis Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre Turning Pointe. GWSO Silicon Oasis Turning Pointe. GWPS Turning Pointe. EIS Meadows Turning Pointe. Uptown Primary School Turning Pointe. EIS US Umm Sequim Turning Pointe. GWSO Silicon Oasis Turning Pointe. DIA Emirates Hills Turning Pointe. KINGS Al Wasl CMBC- Springs Town Centre Turning Pointe. KINGS Al Wasl Turning Pointe. EBN Mirdif Turning Pointe. DIA Emirates Hills Turning Pointe. EBN Mirdif Turning Pointe. EIS Meadows CMBC- Springs Town Centre CMBC- Oasis Centre CMBC- Springs Town Centre Turning Pointe. EIS US Umm Sequim CMBC- Springs Town Centre The Ballet Centre The Ballet Centre CMBC- Oasis Centre Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Spa Dunya CMBC- Springs Town Centre Turning Pointe. KINGS Al Wasl Turning Pointe. CAS Umm Sequim 1 Turning Pointe. GWSO Silicon Oasis Turning Pointe. JBS Jumeirah 1 Turning Pointe. EIS Meadows The Ballet Centre Turning Pointe. CAS Umm Sequim 1 Turning Pointe. EBN Mirdif Turning Pointe. EIS Meadows Turning Pointe. KINGS Al Wasl Raffles World Academy Turning Pointe. Raffles South Turning Pointe. Gems Royal Dubai Mirdif

5.00pm Lara 3.00pm Becki 3.45pm Helen 4.00pm Ami 2.30pm Michelle 4.00pm Sharmila 3.00pm Siobhan 3.45pm Siobhan 2.00pm Silvi 9.30am Natalia/Rowena 3.30pm Anastasiya 3.30pm Becki 4.15pm Becki 4.00pm Laura 4.15pm Helen 5.00pm Laura 5.00pm Becki 6.00pm Laura 5.00pm Helen 4.30pm Lauren 2.30pm Lorna 3.00pm Michelle 5.00pm Thea 4.00pm Lara 5.30pm Lauren 5.00pm Lorna 6.00pm Ami 6.00pm Michelle 7.00pm Ami 5.00pm Aindrea 6.00pm Lorna 6.30pm Aindrea 5.45pm Michelle 4.15pm Michelle 4.30pm Anastasiya 5.15pm Michelle 6.30pm Lara 7.00pm Michelle 4.45pm Siobhan 5.45pm Siobhan 5.15pm Anastasiya 4.00pm Slavica 5.00pm Slavica 5.00pm Vahida 3.30pm Michelle 4.30pm Ami 2.35pm Thea 3.45pm Lauren 1.50pm Lauren 4.00pm Michelle 3.30pm Laura 1.30pm Thea 4.00pm Aindrea 4.45pm Michelle 5.15pm Ami 2.30pm Heba 2.30pm Ami 2.40pm Andrea

SUNDAY

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Pure Pointe Pure Pointe Rhythmic Gymnastics (5-6 yo) Rhythmic Gymnastics (7-8 years old) Rhythmic Gymnastics (CG) Strictly'4 Ballet Yoga for Kids Yoga/Gymnastic Zumba Kids (7-11 years)

Turning Pointe. DIA Emirates Hills Turning Pointe. EBN Mirdif Regent International School Regent International School Regent International School CMBC- Springs Town Centre The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club CMBC- Oasis Centre GFX Studio

Advanced Foundation Ballet Advanced 2 Ballet Babies Ballet Babies Ballet - Fs1 Babies Ballet - Fs1 Babies Ballet - FS1 (School Only) Babies Ballet - FS1 (School Only) Babies Ballet - Pre-K Baby Ballet Baby Ballet Beginners Irish Dancing Beginners Irish Dancing Bollywood Dance Kids (6-13 years) Cheerleading Contemporary Dance Mix Dance Mix (8-10 yo) Early Learning Program GD 1 Ballet GD 2 Ballet GD 3 Ballet GD 4 Ballet GD 4 Tap GD 5 Ballet GD 6 Modern Grade 1 Ballet (School Only) Grade 1 Ballet Grade 1 Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Grade 4 Ballet Grade 4 Ballet Grade 4 Ballet Grade 6 Ballet Grade 7 Ballet Grade 8 Ballet Gym Kids Sr Hip Hop Jr Hip - Hop (6- 9 yrs) Hip-Hop (9-12yrs) Intermediate Ballet Intermediate Foundation Irish Dancing Karate Kid1 (Beginners) Karate Kid2 (Colored Belt) Kids Ballet Little Gymnastics(3.5-4 yo) Live Dance - Level 1A+B (7yrs-12yrs) Mini Movers -Fs2

The Ballet Centre 5.00pm Laura The Ballet Centre 6.30pm Laura The Ballet Centre 3.30pm Laura Turning Pointe. GWSO Silicon Oasis 1.00pm Michelle Turning Pointe. LadyBird 9.30am Michelle Turning Pointe. Gems Royal Dubai Mirdif 12.30pm Aindrea Turning Pointe. STAR Umm Sequim 12.45pm Michelle Turning Pointe. GWA (School Only) Al Barsha 1.45pm Chloe CMBC- Springs Town Centre 2.30pm Michelle CMBC- Lakes/Emirates Hills 2.30pm Vicky The Ballet Centre 3.00pm Siobhan The Ballet Centre 3.45pm Siobhan GFX Studio 5.00pm Sheena Lakhani CMBC- Springs Town Centre 5.00pm Michelle The Ballet Centre 6.30pm Jamie German International School 2.00pm Silvi German International School 2.45pm Silvi CMBC- Springs Town Centre 9.30am Natalia/Rowena The Ballet Centre 4.45pm Karen The Ballet Centre 4.45pm Karen The Ballet Centre 5.00pm Helen The Ballet Centre 4.00pm Jamie The Ballet Centre 4.15pm Helen The Ballet Centre 4.00pm Laura The Ballet Centre 6.00pm Helen Raffles World Academy 2.25pm Lauren Turning Pointe. EBN Mirdif 4.00pm Aindrea CMBC- Springs Town Centre 4.15pm Michelle Turning Pointe. EIS US Umm Sequim 4.00pm Lara Turning Pointe. EBN Mirdif 5.00pm Aindrea CMBC- Lakes/Emirates Hills 5.15pm Vicky Turning Pointe. DIA Emirates Hills 5.45pm Michelle Turning Pointe. EBN Mirdif 6.00pm Aindrea Turning Pointe. STAR Umm Sequim 4.30pm Thea Turning Pointe. STAR Umm Sequim 6.00pm Thea Turning Pointe. CAS Umm Sequim 1 5.15pm Lauren Turning Pointe. CAS Umm Sequim 1 6.45pm Lauren CMBC- Springs Town Centre 5:45pm Michelle CMBC- Lakes/Emirates Hills 6.30pm Vicky Turning Pointe. OPTIMAL FITNESS 4.00pm Paty Turning Pointe. OPTIMAL FITNESS 4.45pm Paty The Ballet Centre 5.00pm Jamie Turning Pointe. EIS US Umm Sequim 5.00pm Lara The Ballet Centre 4.45pm Siobhan Regent International School 4.00pm Slavica Regent International School 5.00pm Slavica Spa Dunya 4.00pm Wafa Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 2.00pm Julia Sharmila Dance - DUCTAC, MOE 4.00pm Emma Turning Pointe. GWSO Silicon Oasis 1.45pm Michelle

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7.00pm Lorna 6.00pm Aindrea 4.00pm Julia 5.00pm Julia 6.00pm Julia 3:00pm Michelle 3.45pm Karine 4.00pm Anastasiya 5.00pm Cris Bonet

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TUESDAY

The Ballet Centre 3.15pm Jamie CMBC- Lakes/Emirates Hills 3.30pm Vicky Turning Pointe. STAR Umm Sequim 1.30pm Michelle Turning Pointe. DIA Emirates Hills 4.00pm Michelle Turning Pointe. GWSO Silicon Oasis 4.20pm Carmen Turning Pointe. Gems Royal Dubai Mirdif 2.40pm Aindrea Turning Pointe. GWA (School Only) Al Barsha2.30pm Chloe The Ballet Centre 3.30pm Karen Turning Pointe. DIS Festival City 12.30pm Carmen CMBC- Springs Town Centre 3.30pm Michelle The Ballet Centre 4.00pm Karen CMBC- Lakes/Emirates Hills 4.15pm Vicky Turning Pointe. DIA Emirates Hills 4.45pm Michelle Turning Pointe. GWA (School Only) Al Barsha3.50pm Chloe Turning Pointe. GWSO Silicon Oasis 5.05pm Carmen Turning Pointe. STAR Umm Sequim 2.45pm Thea Turning Pointe. CAS Umm Sequim 1 6.15pm Lauren Turning Pointe. STAR Umm Sequim 5.30pm Thea The Ballet Centre 3.00pm Angel Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 3.00pm Julia Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 4.00pm Julia The Ballet Centre 4.30pm Angel The Ballet Centre 3.30pm Angel Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 5.00pm Julia The Ballet Centre 5.30pm Angel Turning Pointe. GWSO Silicon Oasis 6.15pm Carmen Turning Pointe. GWSO Silicon Oasis 3.35pm Carmen CMBC- Springs Town Centre 3.00pm Michelle CMBC- Lakes/Emirates Hills 3.00pm Vicky

Advanced Taekwondo The Ballet Centre 5.30pm Sabum Babies Ballet The Ballet Centre 3.00pm Laura Babies Ballet The Ballet Centre 3.00pm Jamie Babies Ballet Turning Pointe. DIA Emirates Hills 4.15pm Ami Babies Ballet Turning Pointe. EBN Mirdif 4.00pm Aindrea Babies Ballet Turning Pointe. Motor City 4.00pm Lauren Baby Ballet CMBC-Polo Club/Arabian Ranches 3.00pm Christina Baby Ballet CMBC- JBR/Sadaf 1 3.00pm Anastasiya Ballet The Ballet Centre 3.00pm Becki Beginners Taekwondo The Ballet Centre 3.30pm Sabum Early Learning Program CMBC- Springs Town Centre 9.30am Natalia/Rowena GD 1 Ballet The Ballet Centre 3.30pm Becki GD 3 Ballet The Ballet Centre 3.30pm Jamie GD 4 Ballet The Ballet Centre 3.30pm Laura GD 4 Ballet The Ballet Centre 4.30pm Jamie GD 5 Ballet The Ballet Centre 4.30pm Laura GD 6 Ballet The Ballet Centre 5.30pm Helen GD 7 Ballet The Ballet Centre 5.30pm Jamie GD 8 Ballet The Ballet Centre 5.30pm Laura Giselle (9+ yo) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 3.30pm Lisa Grade 1 Ballet CMBC- Polo Club/Arabian Ranches 4.00pm Christina Grade 1 Ballet Turning Pointe. STAR Umm Sequim 3.45pm Carmen Grade 2 Ballet Turning Pointe. DIA Emirates Hills 4.45pm Ami Grade 2 Ballet Turning Pointe. JPS Al Safa Park 5.30pm Chloe Grade 2 Ballet Turning Pointe. Motor City 4.30pm Lauren Grade 3 Ballet Turning Pointe. DIA Emirates Hills 5.45pm Ami Grade 3 Ballet Turning Pointe. AL DIYAFAH Al Ghusais 6.00pm Lorna Grade 3 Performer Turning Pointe. STAR Umm Sequim 4.45pm Carmen Grade 3 Ballet CMBC- Springs Town Centre 4.00pm Louise Grade 3 Ballet CMBC- JBR/Sadaf 1 5:30pm Anastasiya

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Grade 4 Ballet CMBC- Springs Town Centre 5:00pm Louise Grade 4 Ballet CMBC- Polo Club/Arabian Ranches 5.45pm Christina Grade 4 Ballet Turning Pointe. EBN Mirdif 6.00pm Aindrea Grade 4 Ballet Turning Pointe. AL DIYAFAH Al Ghusais 7.00pm Lorna Grade 4 Ballet Turning Pointe. EIS US Umm Sequim 4.00pm Lara Grade 4 Ballet Turning Pointe. JPS Al Safa Park 6.30pm Chloe Grade 4 Ballet Turning Pointe. JESS Arabian Ranches 6.00pm Lauren Grade 5 Ballet CMBC- Springs Town Centre 6.00pm Louise Grade 6 Yr. 2 Ballet Turning Pointe. JESS Arabian Ranches 7.00pm Lauren Grade 6 yr.1 Ballet Turning Pointe. DIA Emirates Hills 6.45pm Ami Grade 6 yr.2 Ballet Turning Pointe. EIS US Umm Sequim 6.30pm Lara Grade 7 Ballet Turning Pointe. STAR Umm Sequim 5.45pm Carmen Grade 8 Ballet CMBC- Springs Town Centre 7.00pm Louise Intermediate (mixed group + advanced) Turning Pointe. EIS US Umm Sequim 5.00pm Lara Intermediate Foundation Ballet The Ballet Centre 5.15pm Becki Intermediate Taekwondo The Ballet Centre 4.30pm Sabum Jazz CMBC-Polo Club/Arabian Ranches 5:00pm Christina Karate Kid (MIXED) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 4.30pm Slavica Kids Yoga Spa Dunya 6.00pm Vahida Lyrical Jazz/ Contemporary Turning Pointe. STAR Umm Sequim 6.45pm Carmen Pre Primary Ballet CMBC- JBR/Sadaf 1 4.00pm Anastasiya Pre-Prep Pre Primary Ballet Turning Pointe. EBN Mirdif 4.30pm Aindrea Pre Primary Ballet Turning Pointe. JPS Al Safa Park 3.45pm Chloe Pre Primary Ballet Turning Pointe. GWPS 2.30pm Ami Pre Primary Ballet - School Only Turning Pointe. DIS Festival City 12.30pm Lorna Pre Primary Ballet Turning Pointe. Motor City 3.15pm Lauren Prep Ballet The Ballet Centre 4.00pm Helen Primary Ballet Turning Pointe. JPS Al Safa Park 4.30pm Chloe Primary Ballet Turning Pointe. EBN Mirdif 5.15pm Aindrea Primary Ballet - School Only Turning Pointe. DIS Festival City 2.50pm Lorna Primary Ballet The Ballet Centre 3.15pm Helen Primary Ballet CMBC- Springs Town Centre 3.15pm Louise Primary Ballet The Ballet Centre 4.30pm Becki Primary Ballet CMBC- JBR/Sadaf 1 4:45pm Anastasiya Rhythmic Gymnastics (5-6 yo) Regent International School 4.00pm Julia Rhythmic Gymnastics (7-8 yo) Regent International School 5.00pm Julia Rhythmic Gymnastics (CG) Regent International School 6.00pm Julia Street Jazz KG2-G2 (7-9yrs) Turning Pointe. Dubai American Academy 2.00pm Carmen Street Jazz 8+ Turning Pointe. EBN Mirdif 7.00pm Aindrea Strictly' 4's Ballet CMBC- Springs Town Centre 2.45pm Louise Strictly' 4's Ballet CMBC- Polo Club/Arabian Ranches 3.30pm Christina Strictly' 4's Ballet CMBC- JBR/Sadaf 1 3.30pm Anastasiya Thumbelina (3-5 yo) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 3.00pm Lisa Yoga The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club 3.45pm Karine Young Musicians 2 (4-5 yrs) Uptown Primary School 3.45pm Maristela Young Musicians 3 (5-6 yrs) Uptown Primary School 4.30pm Maristela Young Musicians 4 (6-7 yrs) Uptown Primary School 5.15pm Maristela

WEDNESDAY

Advanced 2 Modern The Ballet Centre 6.15pm Helen Aurora (9+ yo) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 4.15pm Lisa Babies Ballet The Ballet Centre 3.15pm Becki Babies Ballet - FS1 Turning Pointe. GWSO Silicon Oasis 3.45pm Lorna Baby Ballet CMBC- Lakes/Emirates Hills 3:00pm Leyla Baby Boppers - Fs1 Turning Pointe. GWSO Silicon Oasis 1.00pm Lorna Baby Boppers Pre K + KG1 Turning Pointe. GWA (School Only)Al Barsha1.45pm Sophie Butterfly Ballerinas Turning Pointe. EBN Motor City 2.15pm Chloe Cinderella(6-8 yo) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 3.30pm Lisa Coppelia (9+ yo) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 5.15pm Lisa Early Learning Program CMBC- Springs Town Centre 9.30am Natalia/Rowena Fairies (4-5 yo) Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 3.00pm Lisa

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CMBC-Polo Club/Arabian Ranches 3:00pm Michelle The Ballet Centre 3.30pm Laura The Ballet Centre 4.30pm Becki The Ballet Centre 3.30pm Helen The Ballet Centre 5.30pm Becki The Ballet Centre 5.15pm Jamie The Ballet Centre 5.15pm Helen The Ballet Centre 6.00pm Laura The Ballet Centre 4.30pm Laura CMBC-Polo Club/Arabian Ranches 5:00pm Michelle Turning Pointe. DIA Emirates Hills 5.15pm Carmen Turning Pointe. JPS Al Safa Park 4.30pm Michelle Turning Pointe. Motor City 3.45pm Chloe Turning Pointe. GWSO Silicon Oasis 5.00pm Lorna CMBC-Polo Club/Arabian Ranches 5:45pm Michelle Turning Pointe. Motor City 4.45pm Chloe Turning Pointe. GWSO Silicon Oasis 6.00pm Lorna Turning Pointe. JPS Al Safa Park 6.15pm Michelle Turning Pointe. EBN Mirdif 4.30pm Aindrea Turning Pointe. DIA Emirates Hills 6.15pm Carmen Turning Pointe. EIS US Umm Sequim 4.00pm Lara CMBC-Polo Club/Arabian Ranches 6:30pm Michelle Turning Pointe. EIS US Umm Sequim 5.00pm Lara Turning Pointe. EBN Mirdif 7.00pm Aindrea Turning Pointe. DIA Emirates Hills 7.15pm Carmen Turning Pointe. EIS US Umm Sequim 6.00pm Lara Turning Pointe. GWSO Silicon Oasis 4.15pm Lorna CMBC- Springs Town Centre 3:45pm Siobhan CMBC- Springs Town Centre 4.30pm Siobhan CMBC- Springs Town Centre 3:00pm Siobhan CMBC- Springs Town Centre 6:15pm Siobhan CMBC- Springs Town Centre 5.15pm Siobhan CMBC- Oasis Centre 6:00pm Sajjad Spa Dunya 5.00pm Wafa CMBC- Springs Town Centre 2:30pm Natalia CMBC- Polo Club/Arabian Ranches 3.30pm Michelle The Ballet Centre 3.45pm Jamie Turning Pointe. DIA Emirates Hills 4.00pm Carmen Turning Pointe. Gems Royal Dubai Mirdif 2.40pm Aindrea Turning Pointe. GWSO Silicon Oasis 1.45pm Lorna Turning Pointe. GWA (School Only)Al Barsha2.30pm Sophie Turning Pointe. EBN Mirdif 5.30pm Aindrea The Ballet Centre 3.00pm Laura The Ballet Centre 3.00pm Jamie The Ballet Centre 3.45pm Becki CMBC- Polo Club/Arabian Ranches 4.15pm Michelle The Ballet Centre 4.30pm Jamie Turning Pointe. DIA Emirates Hills 4.30pm Carmen Turning Pointe. GWPS 2.30pm Michelle Turning Pointe. EBN Mirdif 6.30pm Aindrea The Ballet Centre 6.15pm Jamie Turning Pointe. JPS Al Safa Park 5.30pm Michelle Turning Pointe. GWIS 4.15pm Paty Turning Pointe. GWA (School Only)Al Barsha4.45pm Sophie Turning Pointe. GWA (School Only)Al Barsha3.50pm Sophie CMBC- Lakes/Emirates Hills 3:30pm Leyla Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR 2.30pm Lisa Jumeirah Music Centre 4.30pm Maristela GFX Studio 5.00pm Cris Bonet

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Fairy Ballerina GD 1 Ballet GD 2 Ballet GD 2 Modern GD 4 Modern GD 5 Ballet GD 5 Modern GD 7 Ballet GD 8 Ballet Grade 1 Ballet Grade 1 Ballet Grade 1 Ballet Grade 1 Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Grade 3 Ballet Grade 3 performers Grade 3 performers Grade 4 Ballet Grade 4 Ballet Grade 4 Ballet Grade 4 Ballet Grade 6 yr.1 Ballet Grade 6 yr.2 Ballet Hip Hop 10yrs+ Intermediate Foundation Irish Dance Irish Dance Beg Irish Dance Jr Irish Dance New Irish Dance Adv Irish Dance Sr Kids Martial Arts Kids Posture Kinder Music Pre Primary Ballet Pre Primary Ballet Pre Primary Ballet Pre Primary Ballet - Fs. 2 - School Only Pre Primary Ballet - Fs2 Pre Primary Ballet - KG1 Pre Vocational Prep Ballet Prep Ballet Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Pure Ponte (Advanced) Senior Jazz Street Jazz 8 - 12yrs Street Jazz G1-4 (6-9yrs) Street Jazz G4-7 Street Jazz KG2-G3 Strictly 4's Ballet Thumbelina (3 yo) Young Musicians 4 (5-6 yrs) Zumba Kids (4-6 years)


THURSDAY Babies Ballet - Fs1 Baby Ballet Baby Ballet Beginners Taekwondo Bollywood Dance Kids (6-13 years) Early Learning Program Fairy Ballerina Grade 1 Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Grade 3 Ballet Grade 3 Ballet Grade 3 Ballet Grade 4 Ballet Grade 4 Ballet Grade 6 Yr1 Hip Hop/Jazz Intermediate Taekwondo Kids Ballet Little Gymnastics (3.5-4 yo) Live Dance - Level 1A (7yrs-9yrs) Live Dance - Level 1B (10yrs-12yrs) Modern G2 & Tap G1 Pre Primary Ballet Pre Primary Ballet Pre Primary Ballet Prep/Pre Primary - Fs2 & Yr1 Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Rhythmic Gymnastics (5-6 yo) Rhythmic Gymnastics (5-6 yo) Rhythmic Gymnastics (6-8 yo) Rhythmic Gymnastics (CG) Rhythmic Gymnastics(CG) Street Jazz 6 - 9yrs Street Jazz 6 - 9yrs Strictly 4's Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet

Turning Pointe. GWEK CMBC- Springs Town Centre CMBC- Oasis Centre The Ballet Centre GFX Studio CMBC- Springs Town Centre CMBC- Lakes/Emirates Hills CMBC- Lakes/Emirates Hills CMBC- Springs Town Centre CMBC- Oasis Centre CMBC- Springs Town Centre Turning Pointe. EBN Mirdif Turning Pointe. DIA Emirates Hills Turning Pointe. EBN Mirdif Turning Pointe. OPTIMAL FITNESS Turning Pointe. OPTIMAL FITNESS CMBC- Oasis Centre The Ballet Centre Spa Dunya Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Sharmila Dance - DUCTAC, MOE Sharmila Dance - DUCTAC, MOE CMBC- Springs Town Centre CMBC- Lakes/Emirates Hills CMBC- Springs Town Centre CMBC- Oasis Centre Turning Pointe. GWEK CMBC- Lakes/Emirates Hills CMBC- Springs Town Centre CMBC- Oasis Centre Turning Pointe. STAR Umm Sequim Turning Pointe. OPTIMAL FITNESS Turning Pointe. GWSO Silicon Oasis Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Exhale Fitness Studio, JBR Turning Pointe. GWPS Turning Pointe. GIS AL KHAIL CMBC- Springs Town Centre CMBC- Oasis Centre

12:30pm Thea 2:30pm Jessica 3.45pm Reanne 3.30pm Sabum 5.00pm Sheena Lakhani 9.30am Natalia/Rowena 2:30pm Michelle 4:30pm Michelle 5.00pm Jessica 6:15pm Reanne 5:45pm Jessica 4.30pm Aindrea 5.30pm Michelle 5.30pm Aindrea 5.00pm Lauren 6.00pm Lauren 7:00pm Reanne 4.30pm Sabum 4.00pm Wafa 1.00pm Julia 4.00pm Sharmila 5.00pm Sharmila 6:45pm Jessica 3:00pm Michelle 3:30pm Jessica 4.45pm Reanne 1.30pm Thea 3.45pm Michelle 4:15pm Jessica 5.30pm Reanne 4.15pm Michelle 4.00pm Lauren 2.15pm Lauren 2.00pm Julia 3.00pm Julia 4.00pm Julia 5.15pm Julia 6.45pm Julia 1.30pm Michelle 3.15pm Thea 3:00pm Jessica 4:15pm Reanne

Kids Yoga

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4.30pm

FRIDAY

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Children’s Activity Classes Abu Dhabi - June 2014 SATURDAY Babies Ballet Fairy Ballerina Grade 1 Balet Grade 1 Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Grade 4 Ballet Grade 3 Ballet Pre Primary Ballet Prep ballet Primary Ballet

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Turning Pointe. Pearl Primary School EDD- One to One Hotel EDD- One to One Hotel Turning Pointe. Pearl Primary School EDD-Hiltonia Hotel Turning Pointe. Pearl Primary School EDD-Hiltonia Hotel Turning Pointe. Pearl Primary School EDD- One to One Hotel Turning Pointe. Pearl Primary School Turning Pointe. Pearl Primary School

9.15am Ami 10:00am Hannah 11:45am Hannah 11.30am Ami 2:00pm Hannah 9.45pm Ami 2:45pm Hannah 2.00pm Ami 11:00am Hannah 10.45am Ami 1.00pm Ami

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EDD-Hiltonia Hotel EDD- One to One Hotel

1:15pm Hannah 10:30am Hannah

Babies Ballet FS1 (3-4yrs old) Contemporary 12yrs + Grade 1 Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Grade 4 Ballet Grade 5 Ballet Grade 7 Ballet/Intermediate Hip Hop Yr3-6 (7-11yrs old) Lyrical Dance Pre Primary Ballet Pre Primary Ballet FS2 (4-5yrs old) Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Pointe Beginners Ballet

Turning Pointe. Brighton College Turning Pointe. Brighton College Turning Pointe. Al Yasmina Khalifa City Turning Pointe. Al Yasmina Khalifa City EDD- One to One Hotel Turning Pointe. Al Yasmina Khalifa City EDD- One to One Hotel EDD- One to One Hotel Turning Pointe. Brighton College EDD- One to One Hotel Turning Pointe. Al Yasmina Khalifa City Turning Pointe. Brighton College Turning Pointe. Al Yasmina Khalifa City EDD- One to One Hotel EDD- One to One Hotel

4.00pm Sophie 5.30pm Sophie 3.00pm Carmen 5.45pm Carmen 4.30pm Hannah 6.45pm Carmen 6.15pm Hannah 6.30pm Hannah 3.15pm Sophie 3:00pm Hannah 5.00pm Carmen 4.45pm Sophie 4.00pm Carmen 3.45pm Hannah 5.15pm Hannah

Advance Ballet Beg Ballet Fairy Ballerinas Grade 1 Ballet Grade 3 Ballet Grade 4 Ballet Intermediate Ballet Istd Modern Grade 3 Pre Primary Ballet Pre-Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Street Jazz/Hip Hop

EDD-Music Institute 5:45pm Anastasiya EDD-Music Institute 4:00pm Anastasiya EDD-Khalidiya Village 2:45pm Hannah Turning Pointe. Gems American Academy 4.45pm Ami EDD-Khalidiya Village 4:45pm Hannah Turning Pointe. Gems American Academy 5.45pm Ami EDD-Music Institute 4:45pm Anastasiya EDD-Khalidiya Village 5:30pm Hannah Turning Pointe. Gems American Academy 3.00pm Ami EDD-Khalidiya Village 3:15pm Hannah Turning Pointe. Gems American Academy 3.45pm Ami EDD-Khalidiya Village 4:00pm Hannah EDD-Khalidiya Village 6:15pm Hannah

Babies Ballet Grade 3 Ballet Grade 3 performers Grade 5 Ballet Grade 7 Ballet/Intermediate Hip Hop 5 - 8yrs Hip Hop 9 - 12+yrs ISTD Modern Grade 4 Pre Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Pointe Advance Pointe Beginners Strictly 4's Ballet Tap 2 Ballet

Turning Pointe. Al RAHA Khalifa City Turning Pointe. Al RAHA Khalifa City Turning Pointe. Al RAHA Khalifa City EDD- One to One Hotel EDD- One to One Hotel Turning Pointe. Al RAHA Khalifa City Turning Pointe. Al RAHA Khalifa City EDD-Sas Al Nakeel/Khalifa A EDD-Sas Al Nakeel/Khalifa A EDD-Sas Al Nakeel/Khalifa A EDD- One to One Hotel EDD- One to One Hotel EDD-Sas Al Nakeel/Khalifa A EDD- One to One Hotel

3.00pm Sophie 6.30pm Sophie 4.30pm Sophie 6.00pm Hannah 3.30pm Hannah 3.45pm Sophie 5.30pm Sophie 5:00pm Michelle 3:30pm Michelle 4:15pm Michelle 3:00pm Hannah 6.30pm Hannah 3:00pm Michelle 5.45pm Hannah

Babies Ballet Baby Ballet Grade 1 Ballet Grade 1 Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Grade 3 Ballet Hip hip Intermediate Hip hop Junior Hip Hop Senior Modern Jazz Pre Primary Ballet Pre Primary Ballet - Fs.2 S.O.

Turning Pointe. Al Yasmina Khalifa City EDD- Julie Music Institute/Al Bandar EDD-Golf Garden/Khalifa A Turning Pointe. Al Yasmina Khalifa City EDD- Julie Music Institute/Al Bandar Turning Pointe. Al Yasmina Khalifa City EDD-Golf Garden/Khalifa A EDD-Golf Garden/Khalifa A EDD-Golf Garden/Khalifa A EDD- Julie Music Institute/Al Bandar EDD-Golf Garden/Khalifa A Turning Pointe. CAMBRIDGE

3.30pm Ami 3:00pm Anastasiya 4:00pm Christina 5.00pm Ami 4:00pm Anastasiya 6.00pm Ami 6:15pm Christina 5:30pm Christina 4:45pm Christina 5:30pm Anastasiya 3:15pm Christina 12.00pm Thea

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

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Primary Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet


Prep ballet class - Kg1 & kg2 Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Yr.1 Primary Ballet RAD Grade 1 Ballet RAD Grade 3 Ballet RAD Grade 4 Ballet RAD Grade 5 Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet Tap Advance

Turning Pointe. Sheik Zayed Private School Turning Pointe. Al Yasmina Khalifa City Turning Pointe. CAMBRIDGE EDD- Julie Music Institute/Al Bandar EDD-Music Institute EDD-Music Institute EDD-Music Institute EDD-Music Institute EDD- Julie Music Institute/Al Bandar EDD-Golf Garden/Khalifa A EDD-Music Institute

12.45pm Ami 4.00pm Ami 2.15pm Thea 4:45pm Anastasiya 3:45pm Hannah 4:30pm Hannah 5:15pm Hannah 6:15pm Hannah 3:30pm Anastasiya 2:45pm Christina 3:00pm Hannah

Advance Ballet Beg Ballet Grade 1 Ballet Yr2 (6-7yrs old) Grade 2 Ballet Yr3+ (7+yrs old) Hip Hop Intermediate Hip Hop Jr Intermediate Ballet Irish Dance Junior Irish Dance Senior Primary Ballet Yr1 (5-6yrs old) Street Jazz class (6-9yrs)

EDD-Music Institute EDD-Music Institute Turning Pointe. Brighton College Turning Pointe. Brighton College EDD- One to One Hotel EDD- One to One Hotel EDD-Music Institute EDD- One to One Hotel EDD- One to One Hotel Turning Pointe. Brighton College Turning Pointe. Sheik Zayed Private School

5:45pm Anastasiya 4:00pm Anastasiya 5.15pm Sophie 3.15pm Sophie 4:15pm Hannah 5:00pm Hannah 4:45pm Anastasiya 5:30pm Hannah 6:15pm Hannah 4.15pm Sophie 1.00pm Sophie

THURSDAY

Children’s Activity Classes Al Ain - June 2014 TUESDAY Grade 1 Ballet Pre Primary Ballet Prep Ballet Primary Ballet RAD Grade 7 Ballet

EDD-House of Arts EDD-House of Arts EDD-House of Arts EDD-House of Arts EDD-House of Arts

5:00pm Reanne 6:15pm Reanne 5:45pm Reanne 4:15pm Reanne 3:30pm Reanne

Grade 2 Ballet Pre primary Ballet Prep Ballet RAD Grade 7 Ballet Teen Ballet

EDD-House of Arts EDD-House of Arts EDD-House of Arts EDD-House of Arts EDD-House of Arts

5:45pm Reanne 4:45pm Reanne 5:15pm Reanne 3:45pm Reanne 6:30pm Reanne

WEDNESDAY

Children’s Activity Classes Ras Al Khaimah - June 2014 MONDAY Grade 1 Ballet Yr2 Grade 2 Ballet Yr3 Primary Ballet Yr1 Pre Primary Ballet Fs2 Street Jazz (8yrs+)

Turning Pointe. RAK Academy IB Campus 5.00pm Lorna Turning Pointe. RAK Academy IB Campus 6.00pm Lorna Turning Pointe. RAK Academy IB Campus 3.15pm Lorna Turning Pointe. RAK Academy IB Campus 4.15pm Lorna Turning Pointe. RAK Academy IB Campus 7.00pm Lorna

Children’s Activity Classes Sharjah - June 2014 THURSDAY Grade 1 Ballet Yr2 Grade 2 ballet Pre Primary Fs2 Primary Ballet Yr1

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Turning Pointe. VISS Sharjah Turning Pointe. VISS Sharjah Turning Pointe. VISS Sharjah Turning Pointe. VISS Sharjah

4.15pm Chloe 5.15pm Chloe 1.45pm Chloe 3.15pm Chloe

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