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Kids’ Corner

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Animal Magic

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Thanks Kate, you can find the Abu Dhabi article on our website www.mydubaiconnection.com. Good luck with the move! I have always picked up my copy of Connector from my local salon, however they recently closed down and I am struggling each month to get a copy. Please could you let me know where you sell the magazine and if it is possible to have it delivered to my home or PO Box? Best regards,

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After reading your review on the Exit 36 br unch at Grand Millennium, we decided to take the kids last Fr iday. W hat a great way to spend the afternoon. The kids loved it an d it was excelle nt value for mon ey. Please keep the reviews comin g.

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SPECIAL feature

DUBAI is back!

As we move firmly into 2013, to what extent is Dubai making a recovery?

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he Chinese have a saying - ‘may you live in interesting times’. Far from a blessing, interesting times are those full of turmoil, compared to more ‘uninteresting’, less-eventful events we may wish for. Since the formation of the UAE in 1971, when the former Trucial States - then under British protectorate rule - gained independence, Dubai’s development has been nothing short of interesting in both positive and negative respects. The rise of Dubai and its ‘build and they will come’ model is legendary. Commercial towers sprang out of the ground. Before they were even built, they had been filled by the top multinational companies. Investors snapped up entire off-plan large scale residential communities comprising hundreds of thousands of housing units - within just hours of them coming onto the market. 26 | MARCH Connector Connector Master Layout - March 2013.indd 26

Speculators formed a major part of the market, with properties being bought and sold five times or more even before they’d been built. Prices swelled - but even then some spoke of an unsustainable bubble that was already brewing and destined to burst. As reported at the time was that there were 100,000 real estate firms operating in Dubai at the market’s peak in 2008. In a city the size of Dubai, 5,000 would have been more realistic. At the same point, one third of the world’s cranes were thought to be at work building Dubai. An estimated 800 people per day (292,000 people a year) were arriving to live and work in what became known as the ‘city of gold’. In 1968, Dubai’s population stood at around 58,000. By 1975, four years after the formation of the UAE, it had grown to around 183,000 - an increase of over 200% in just seven years. Just before the global recession hit in 2009, figures suggested a population in Dubai of around 1,770,000. www.mydubaiconnection.com 2/23/13 11:38 AM


Then came the global downturn. Dubai, that had built its model on exposure to international markets - took its punches. Much like the US sub-prime market which first triggered the global crisis, home and personal financing in Dubai had been far too easy to come by. Many ran into debt, left with the choice of going to jail or absconding - often leaving homes and possessions behind. The abandoned dusty cars left at the airport became legendary at the time. Upward curve? Today, all indicators suggest the economy is back on the upward curve - but to what extent? A key place to look is the real estate market. “Real estate and construction services are much higher here than anywhere else,” says Charles Neil, a Dubai-based real estate expert. “In the UK it would be less than 5% of GDP, but (in Dubai) it’s around 20%. Typically the effect on the economy will be whether the existing surplus of residential property is www.mydubaiconnection.com Connector Master Layout - March 2013.indd 27

absorbed. It may be that further building takes place, triggering the multiplier effect - architects, engineers, material providers, furnishing and maintenance businesses - all getting in on the action. “On the other hand, commercial property is not likely to recover for many years within its current surplus. The regulations allowing commercial property to be used as residential will have to change as there will be a wide ‘arbitrage’ between commercial rates and residential in the next few years.” As Neil continues: “The indicators (of economic recovery) are various. We are seeing rents and prices go up - first in the sought-after areas and for villas, but this is now trickling down and rents are starting to edge up in apartments that are a bit further out of town. The other figures reflecting increased economic activity are the tourist sector. There are more cars on the roads and the schools all have waiting lists”. Certainly, any driver at the time would have noticed the sudden decrease in traffic on Dubai’s major roads when the crisis took hold and as many were forced to return home. Today the roads are once again clogged as ever during rush hour and throughout the day. Equally, recent reports suggest a waiting list in Dubai’s schools and nurseries resembling pre-crisis days when expat families had to leave because they couldn’t find school placements. The job market But perhaps the biggest litmus test is within the job market. When the crunch came, many lost their jobs. With no social security safety net many more were forced to pack up and go, or simply abscond leaving their lives behind them almost overnight. According to Cliff Single, Commercial Manager of recruitment firm BAC Middle East, how is the situation now? “Over the last few years we have seen a great deal of restructuring by Dubai-based companies and there are increasing signs of recovery. If this continues and feeds through to other sectors, we would expect to see gradual and continued improvement in the job market.” “The situation can vary widely from company to company - even within the same sector. Connector MARCH | 27 2/23/13 11:38 AM


SPECIAL feature However, we have seen the strongest recovery in areas such as retail, hospitality and aviation. Areas such as FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods), education and healthcare have also proved resilient over the last few years.” 2009 saw a sharp turn from what was a candidate-driven ‘demand’ to a company-driven ‘supply’ market for the first time in a number of years. How does Single think this balance may change again? “Ideally you want to see a market that is balanced between candidates and employers - in which the best employers and the best candidates are rewarded appropriately,” he says. “A job market that is too heavily tilted towards either candidates or employers can create a lot of distortions and is not good for the overall business environment. “As of now, we do not see another bubble forming in the Dubai jobs market. There is still competition for vacancies, while employers are still being careful with regard to costs and headcounts. Although the real estate sector is recovering and prices are increasing, these increases are much more gradual and from a lower-base than during the boom. The new development projects that are being launched are still selective and relatively few in number compared to 2007/8, so we are still a long way from another bubble - particularly while the global economic picture is so mixed.” On the other hand feels Neil, further into the future history may repeat itself: “The risk of another bubble is quite high in four to five years time. Absolutely nothing has been done to introduce regulations to curb speculators (buyers and resellers of property versus those that buy as a home to live in, as you might expect in a normalised market). “The real danger that is going to emerge is a shortage of property which will begin to be felt in 2 years’ time,” Neil continues. “The bottleneck is going to be caused by the lack of finance available for development (banks not wanting further exposure to real estate lending and more cautious investors). Hence what we are going to see is prices rising steadily. This will have a major inflationary impact and see another price bubble developing.” 28 | MARCH Connector Connector Master Layout - March 2013.indd 28

Boom or bust? Today, there are many signs that Dubai is making a recovery. Some of the projects that came to a standstill are being resurrected. These include Mohammed Bin Rashid City which will have the world’s biggest shopping mall, hotel facilities and Universal Studios. In January of this year, Dubai raised $1.25 billion in a 10-year ‘Sukuk’ bond and a further $500 million over 30 years at around 5.3%. According to a leading finance house, such a low borrowing rate means that global markets still have confidence in Dubai. Even now, no other city in the Middle East or the world, could hope to emulate the Dubai model. Its infrastructural development and favourable business environment has brought a steady flood of foreign investment over the years. Equally, its western-friendly lifestyle has made it a leading destination for expats and tourists alike. Over the years, it has also built a world-class infrastructure that no other Arabian Gulf city can come close to. Dubai has also become a much more affordable place to live in many respects. While still expensive, the rise in schooling costs has been curbed in recent years through fee increase caps and government-initiated school inspections. Rents remain high by global standards, but are now far more affordable and rental agreements more flexible from the former one annual cheque norm. At the same time, there are testing times to come. As the Economist recently reported, “Crunch time will come in 2014 and 2015 when Dubai Inc has to pay bank loans of $8.4 billion and $7.9 billion respectively”. As Neil comments, “If the lesson endures and people don’t get swept up by the hype in the future, this will go a long way to preventing any future crashes of the severity we saw in 2009. But memories are short and Dubai has a transient population, so the new people coming in won’t know what exactly can go wrong”. How will the city take shape ten years from now? Time will no doubt tell. In the meantime, there have certainly been some interesting times. www.mydubaiconnection.com 2/23/13 11:38 AM


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Full steam ahead

The 21st Dubai International Boat Show will be held at the Dubai International Marine Club - Mina Seyahi from 5th to 9th March. The show has over 563 international companies and brands participating, and exhibitors from more than 49 countries. The show provides a platform for the widest range of boats in the GCC, latest innovations, world premieres and regional launches. A range of submersibles, sports, fishing and speed boats suitable for a broad range of budgets, in addition to an extensive range of marine equipment supplies and services will be showcased. The event is open to trade visitors and the general public from 3pm to 9.30pm daily. For more information visit www.boatshowdubai.com. For a chance to win tickets to the show visit www.mydubaiconnection.com.

One for the diary

The second UAE Corporate Rugby Sevens is set to take place on Saturday 16th March at Jebel Ali Centre for Excellence. The tournament will be a fun, family event, with something for everyone, including children’s entertainment and an arts and crafts fair. Eight amateur teams such as Copart, Clyde&Co, Emrill, Nataxis and Barasti as well as key sponsor, Zurich, will be thrashing it out for the winning trophy. Barasti has organised complimentary bus transportation to Barasti after the event, for the fans to continue their day of rugby highs, and watch the live broadcast of the Six Nations. The tournament’s first match kicks off at 12pm with the exciting final expected to take place around 6pm. More information and updates can be found on facebook.com/uaecorporaterugby7s or UAECorporateRugby7s.com.

A day at the races

It’s time to dust off your hat and join the fun and excitement of the Dubai World Cup on Saturday 30th March at Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba. Admission prices start from Dhs 25 for general admission and packages start from Dhs 350 per person. Visit www.dubairacingclub.com or call 04-3272110.

Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series 2013

There is still time to enjoy the premier polo competition of the year. Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series 2013, which kicked off last month, runs until 15th March and is set in the stunning surroundings of the Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club. This event will present the world’s best polo teams and players who will battle it out for the final. Dine in the VIP stands, treat your friends to a picnic on the lawns, or party to the beats in the tent. Tickets are priced at Dhs 150 and are available from www.timeouttickets.com. Call 050-1190732. 32 | MARCH Connector Connector Master Layout - March 2013.indd 32

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The world’s highest theatre club

The Act Dubai, the region’s first theatre club with Peruvian cuisine, will launch this March in the Shangri-La Hotel. This multilevel club is located on the 42nd and 43rd floor making it the highest theatre in the world. The theatre club will be host to a large array of international performers especially flown in. Each night, there will be acts performing culminating with one main show on the stage. Along with the shows, guests will also be able to enjoy an extensive Peruvian food menu and a specially designed cocktail and drinks menu. Call 04-3425859.

All about literature

The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is the Middle East’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word, bringing people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds together with authors from around the world to promote education, debate and, above all, a love of reading and writing. Visit the InterContinental Hotel, Festival City between Tuesday 5th and Saturday 9th March for your literary fix. Tickets start from Dhs 40 and can be purchased at Kinokuniya booksellers in The Dubai Mall. Visit www.emirateslitfest.com or call 04-3534002.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

This month Popular Productions brings us a spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s legendary musical - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The production will be staged at The Madinat Theatre from 29th March to 13th April for twenty performances. Tickets are priced at Dhs 195 and can be booked online at www.josephdubai.com, www.madinattheatre.com (choose your seats), www.timeouttickets.com, www. boxofficeme.com, www.whatsonboxoffice. com, or in person at the theatre box office at Souk Madinat Jumeirah. For a chance to win tickets to the show visit www.mydubaiconnection.com!

Multiple magic

Twins Plus Festival (previously known as X2 Multiples Festival) is the only event of its kind in the region, celebrating the special bond multiples share. This gathering of twins, triplets and more from the UAE and the Gulf region allows them, their families and their friends to come together to celebrate this uniqueness. The event will be held on Friday 22nd March from 10am to 7pm at Zabeel Park , Gate 1 and admission is Dhs 15 per adult, Dhs 10 per child (below 18), excluding park entry fee. Entry is free for multiples (twins, triplets or more). Call 052-8659291. 34 | MARCH Connector Connector Master Layout - March 2013.indd 34

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Guns N’ Roses

Their first sell-out performance in Abu Dhabi drew rock fans from across the Middle East and now eighties rock legends Guns N’ Roses are making their long-awaited return to the Capital. See them at the du Arena, Yas Island on 28th March. Tickets start at Dhs 250 for General Admission, Fan Pit - Dhs 550 and Fan Pit Early Entry - Dhs 850 and are available at www.thinkflash.ae or by calling 800 FLASH (35274). Stay tuned to Flash official facebook and Twitter for news, promotions and competitions.

Bob Geldof live

A Spanish legend

Julio Iglesias will be live in Dubai as part of the ‘World Legends’ Dubai Concert Series. This legendary artist will be performing at the Sheikh Rashid Hall at the Dubai World Trade Centre on Thursday 21st March in an all seated event. Tickets are priced at Dhs 1,300 for VVIP reserved seating, Dhs 695 for VIP free seating, Dhs 495 for Gold free seating (Grandstand) and Dhs 320 for Silver free seating (Grandstand) and are available from Virgin Megastores, Time Out Tickets, Platinum List and Box Office ME. Call 050-4241175 or visit www.juliodubai.com, www.M4events.com or www.worldlegendsdubai.com.

Bob Geldof will be appearing live in concert at The Irish Village on Thursday 14th March, launching the St. Patrick’s Day weekend celebrations. The legendary Irish musician will be performing a mix of his solo and Boomtown Rats classic hits, and rocking the audience with material from his latest album ironically entitled, ‘How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell’. For more information log on to www.transguardgroup.com.

Sting

Sting will be performing live in Abu Dhabi offering many of his greatest hits with a 5-piece band on Thursday 14th March at the du Arena, Yas Island. Tickets start at Dhs 295 for General Admission, Dhs 695 for Golden Circle category and Dhs 495 for the Grandstand seated category and can be purchased at www.thinkflash.ae and 800FLASH (35274). 36 | MARCH Connector Connector Master Layout - March 2013.indd 36

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Things we did this month... Swam with the dolphins

Dubai Dolphinarium is a 5,000sqm modern marine mammal facility located in the Creek Park and is the first fully air conditioned indoor dolphinarium in the Middle East. It offers a fantastic opportunity to swim with the friendliest aquatic mammals. During the 20 minutes of actual water time in the 4.5 metre deep ‘habitat pool’ we were able to touch and swim with these gentle creatures. But by far the best bit was the dolphin ride, where one or two of the dolphins swim up to allow you to get hold of their dorsal fin and pull you around the pool! The professional photographer clicked away and after the session we chose one complimentary photo to take home. This dophin encounter will leave you with great memories. They say that swimming with dolphins evokes really positive feelings and helps to get rid of stress - we certainly felt amazing after our time with them! We totally loved this experience, and highly recommend you try it out. Call toll-free on 800-DOLPHIN (800-3657446) or visit www.dubaidolphinarium.ae for tickets and information.

Went flying high!

Alpha Tours is the most prominent helicopter tour operator in Dubai and have been providing a birds-eye view of the ever-expanding skyline for over 5 years. The advantage of helicopters is that they have much larger windows giving completely unobstructed views for those all-important souvenir photographs. After our safety briefing we were weighed so the flight crew could distribute everyone evenly around the helicopter. When the helicopter arrived we were led outside by the ground crew, strapped safely in and given a headset so we could listen to the pilot and talk to each other. We took off from the Atlantis and flew over the World Islands, downtown Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Festival City, the Creek, Port Rashid, down the coast past the Burj Al Arab and inland over Emirates Hills looking out towards Dubailand. We then came around and circled over the Palm. The thrill of flying in a helicopter aside, this 25 minute trip is by far the best way to see Dubai! Call 056-7112243 or visit www. alphatoursdubai. com for more information. 38 | MARCH Connector Connector Master Layout - March 2013.indd 38

Dined and danced

MusicHall, the iconic live music show from Beirut, held its grand opening last month to an enthralled crowd at its new venue at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s theatre. Based on the popular music venue that was pioneered by the Elefteriades brothers in Beirut in the early 2000s, the show became an overnight success with its modern and innovative take on the ‘dinner and dance’ cultural entertainment concept. It offers a blend of live music from across the globe with more than 10 unique acts a night, ranging from Rock to Latin, Gipsy, Middle Eastern, Jazz and much more. Enjoy a meal on one of the plush, comfortable sofas in the levelled seating areas, or opt for drinks and finger food at the bar. MusicHall offers a refreshing alternative to Dubai’s nightlife and music scene. Held on Thursdays and Fridays between 9pm and 3am, entry is subject to a minimum-spend on food and beverage, and dress code is smart casual. MusicHall is the ideal destination for those who appreciate live music, a lively atmosphere and fine food. This is a great night out! Call 056-2708670 or visit www. themusichall.com for more information. www.mydubaiconnection.com 2/23/13 11:38 AM


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This month WIN... The ultimate luxury baby towel

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uddledry is an amazing towel for babies that will take the stress and struggle out of bath time. It is an apron worn by parents that converts into a super soft towel for your baby. The apron design means both hands are free for safely bathing and lifting your baby. Much loved for its simplicity and brilliance Cuddledry has won a string of awards, gained thousands of fans around the world, is promoted by midwives and importantly has revolutionised baby bath time for parents by making it safe, stress free and extra cuddly. As well as being twice the size of most baby towels, Cuddledry is super luxurious, made from a combination of high-end organic cotton and super soft bamboo fibre, to make it so much softer than other towels and perfect for tender baby skin. Cuddledry towels retail at Dhs 250 and are available from Mothercare stores or online at www.cuddledry.com.

COMPETITION

Cuddledry is giving six Connector readers the chance to win a Cuddledry towel. Simply answer the following question by 25th March 2013. Note: Prizes must be collected by 1st July 2013. How much is a Cuddledry towel? A) Dhs 400 B) Dhs 250 C) Dhs 350

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Tickets to Tiddler and other Terrific Tales!

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njoy Tiddler and other Terrific Tales from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler at Madinat Jumeirah Theatre from 19th until 23rd March. Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters. Featuring their best-loved titles: Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze, this delightful production is brought to you by the awardwinning Scamp Theatre and adapted from the bestselling books by Children’s Laureate, Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler (creators of The Gruffalo). School and general public performances will be held on weekdays at 9am, 11.30am and 4.30pm; and on weekends at 10.30am, 2pm and 4.30pm. Tickets are priced at Dhs 135 and are available from Madinat Theatre Box Office. Call 04-3666550 or visit www.madinattheatre.com.

COMPETITION

Three Connector readers have the chance to win a family pass for four to see the show on Friday 22nd March at 10.30am. Simply answer the following question by Friday 15th March 2013. Note: Prizes must be collected by 5pm on Thursday 14th March 2013. What is the name of the author of the popular children’s book The Gruffalo? A) Julia Roberts B) Julie Andrews C) Julia Donaldson

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FASHION update

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FASHION update

Get back in shape with Reebok

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his Spring, ensure sure you make the most of the cooler weather by exercising in the great outdoors. Nature is the perfect training ground and nothing beats getting out in the fresh air and completing a challenging workout. To complement your exercise routine, global fitness brand Reebok has developed the perfect training gear to help you get back in shape. So whether you are ditching the gym for a training session or looking to join the Reebok Running Club you will find the perfect apparel and footwear for your fitness routine. Looking good in fitness gear is easy with Reebok.

The Baby Boutique

The Baby Boutique is an online boutique offering the trendiest brands for today’s most stylish kids. Ranging from designer clothing to everyday chic essentials, the coolest toys, and most stylish baby gear, The Baby Boutique is a one-stop destination for fashionable families. Brands available include Juicy Couture baby, 7 For All Mankind, aden + anais. Visit www.thebabyboutique.com.

Supporting you through pregnancy

COMPETITION

Reebok is giving four Connector readers the chance to kit themselves out in the latest 2013 Reebok sportswear with a gift voucher worth Dhs 250 each to spend in participating Reebok stores across the UAE. Vouchers are redeemable on all Reebok apparel and footwear ranges including the RealFlex, ZigTech and Classic collections. Simply answer the following question by 25th March 2013. Note: Prizes must be collected by 1st July 2013.

If you have just found out you are pregnant, the team at TKD Lingerie offers their congratulations. This is a time when your body will go through many changes to accommodate this miracle of new life. In addition to your growing bump, another area that will change the most is your breasts. Let the expert bra fitters at TKD Lingerie help you support your breasts throughout your pregnancy. Until 10th March the Cheesecake and Blue Cheesecake Maternity Collection are on sale. Call 04-3856353 or visit www.tkdlingerie.com.

What is the name of a Reebok apparel and footwear collection? A) RealFlex B) Flexitone C) Real Sports

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DINING out

The best

brunches

Radisson Deira Creek

Radisson Deira Creek’s traditional Easter Friday brunch will take you on a culinary journey around the world for only Dhs 155 per person. Enjoy international cuisine from 11 outlets on Friday 29th March and then watch the kids on the Easter egg hunt, making it an event to remember for the whole family. In addition, satisfy that sweet tooth with Boulevard Gourmet cake shop’s special Easter goodie cake and pastry attractions that are available between 1st March and 15th April. Call 04-2057333/7444.

Towers Rotana

This Easter, gather you friends and family and head down to Towers Rotana. Wraps Café is hosting an Easter Goodie Sale that’s chock-a-block with festive chocolates, cakes and tasty treats. From 24th to 31st March enjoy the Easter treats from 8am till 11pm. On 31st March, Flavours invites you to enjoy two magnificent Easter Day buffets complete with succulent lamb roast, Easter breads and a host of festive goodies and sweet. The Easter brunch is priced at Dhs 175 per person inclusive of selected beverages. And the Easter dinner is priced at Dhs 190 per person inclusive of selected beverages. There will also be plenty of treats available for your little angels throughout the day. For reservations call 04-3122202 or email fb.towers@rotana.com

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

Nomad at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel has introduced a familyfriendly Friday brunch featuring mouth-watering cuisine prepared at nine different live cooking stations, and several mixology stations offering unique creations. Kids have a special food corner and entertainment and there is also an option for a picnic brunch on the grass by the duck pond where guests are provided with a picnic basket and a blanket. Prices start from Dhs 195 (including soft drinks) or Dhs 295 (including house beverages) with kids below 12 years dining for free. Call 04-2308571 or email JCHnomadrestaurant@ jumeirah.com. 46 | MARCH Connector Connector Master Layout - March 2013.indd 46

Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach

La Terrazza Friday brunch at Rosso Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach offers BBQ treats, abundant antipasto and dessert buffet for Dhs 199 (including soft drinks, water and juices) or Dhs 299 (including Italian bubbly, hops, red, white and house beverages). The brunch is followed by the early happy hour starting at 4pm. Call 04-4283088 or visit rotanatimes.com.

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Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa

Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa are offering an Easter weekend of family fun on 29th March and 30th March at the poolside restaurants, Luciano’s and Al Basha. The Easter celebrations include bountiful spreads, pool and beach access and family activities from Easter egg hunts to a bouncy castle. Enjoy a traditional Lebanese BBQ buffet at Al Basha on Friday and an Italian brunch at Luciano’s on Saturday. Families will be able to take full advantage of the pool and beach facilities from waterslides to water sports in addition to the Easter activities, making this a truly fun packed weekend. Prices (including pool and beach access) are Dhs 400 for adults with soft drinks and Dhs 499 for adults on selected beverages. Special rates also apply for children. For more information or reservations, call 04-4084257.

Taj Palace Dubai

Al Waha is the latest restaurant at Taj Palace Dubai bringing you the finest Arabian specialities from across the Middle East. Themes include the Little Chefs Friday brunch for Dhs 139 where the kids can create their own gourmet delights under the ever watchful eye of the chefs then enjoy the kids’ corner with face painting, video games, bouncy castle and clown. Children below six years dine free and those between six and 12 years enjoy 50% discount. Call 04-2232222 or visit www.tajhotels.com.

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

The Mother’s Day lunch at Imperium offers a selection of seven succulent roasts served alongside a hearty selection of traditional vegetables with all the trimmings. All mothers enjoy lunch with compliments and will receive a gift on departure. Priced at Dhs 275 per person and valid on 9th March only between 1pm and 5pm. Minimum table booking of four, one mum per four people dines with compliments. Call 04-4530444 or email jzsrestaurants@jumeirah.com.

Park Hyatt Dubai

In celebration of Easter, the Good Friday brunch at Traiteur will take place on Friday 29th March and will offer guests an extensive seafood selection from 12.30pm to 4pm. Prices are Dhs 425 (including food and non-alcoholic beverages), Dhs 495 (including food, beer and wine), Dhs 550 (including food, beer, wine and sparkling wine), Dhs 670 (including food, beer, wine and Veuve Clicquot Champagne), Dhs 2,998 (including pick-up and drop-off in a hotel limousine, food, Dom Perignon Champagne, and selected spirits, beer and wine, as well as a gift from Pistache, Park Hyatt Dubai’s chic boutique patisserie). Reservations are required 48 hours in advance for the Dom Perignon Brunch Package and must be for a minimum of four people. Call 04-3172222 or 04-2096887. www.mydubaiconnection.com Connector Master Layout - March 2013.indd 47

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DINING out

Rixos The Palm Dubai

On March 21st Rixos The Palm invites you to pamper all mums to a night of fine dining with a lavish and complimentary 3-course set menu at either Salt (Turkish seafood) or L’Olivo (Italian). On 22nd March mothers are invited for a complimentary Friday brunch at the A La Turca Restaurant, offering the perfect occasion to celebrate her special day. Food is free of charge for one mother per table of four. The regular price of Dhs 275 will apply for all other guests for the 3-course set menu. Friday brunch is priced at Dhs 195 (including a welcome drink and water), Dhs 225 (including a welcome drink, soft drinks, fresh juices and water), Dhs 295 (including a welcome drink, house wine and beers) and is free of charge for children below 10 years with 50% discount for children between 10 and 14 years. Call 04-4575454.

Mövenpick JBR

The Jazz & Bubbles Friday brunch at the Talk Restaurant Mövenpick JBR offers a live saxophonist and lots of live cooking and a buffet selection of garden-fresh salads, slow roasted meats, seafood, sushi, tandoori, pizza or pasta and more every Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm. Priced at Dhs 250 (including buffet and soft beverages) and Dhs 350 (including buffet and beverage package) with kids 6 and under dining free and 7 to 12s dining with 50% discount. Call 04-4498888.

Al Bustan Rotana Dubai

Treat your family and friends to a special Easter Brunch at the Al Bustan Rotana Dubai on Sunday 31st March. Set in Choices and extending to the hotel’s lobby, the Easter brunch showcases a buffet of the finest international dishes. Kids will also have their own Easter party as they enjoy their own buffet of yummy treats and lots of fun activities with the entertaining clown. Prices are Dhs 270 per adult (inclusive of selected beverages), Dhs 135 for kids 6 to 12 years old and free for kids 5 years old and below. Call 04-7054818.

Radisson Deira Creek

Sweeten your Fridays at Palm Grill, Radisson Deira Creek and enjoy delicacies from 11 outstanding outlets offering the finest cuisine from around the world. Brunch is priced at Dhs 299 (including house wine, house beer and soft beverages) or Dhs 355 (including house wine, house spirits and soft beverages plus house sparkling wine and house spirits). Call 04-2057333/7444. 48 | MARCH Connector Connector Master Layout - March 2013.indd 48

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Seafood celebration

This month, head for Radisson Deira Creek and celebrate the award-winning seafood restaurant Fish Market’s 23rd Birthday. For this special occasion choose between seven different types of cocktails for only Dhs 23 and get spoiled by a specially prepared menu selection that includes at least 10 tasty specialities for only Dhs 230. Call 04-2057333/7444.

Take a bite of the ‘Big Apple’

West 14th, New York-style steak house at Oceana Beach Club on the Palm Jumeirah, has gone back to its Manhattan roots by re-launching its barbecue night with a New York twist every Wednesday between 7pm and 11pm. To add to the atmosphere, Kevin Basset, a soul singer straight from the streets of Manhattan, accompanied by West 14th’ s pianist Donovan and singer Vilma, will fill the air with vibrant and soulful sounds of the city. For Dhs 295 guests can enjoy unlimited barbecue and American lager. Call 04-4477601 or email west14th. oceana@moevenpick.com.

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d Benihana, Teste & d e Amwaj Tri Rotana JBR The Teppanyaki at Benihana’s is a great place to go if you want to experience the thrill of a live cooking station. What we ate The Teppanyaki menu offers dishes from lobster tail to the finest beef and deep fried ice cream tempura. We were seated around a large hotplate and introduced to our chef (or should I say entertainment) for the evening. His opening theatrical display of fire was a great icebreaker and the entertainment continued with utensil flaring, tiger prawn juggling and witty comments on the mix of ingredients throughout the meal. We tried the prawns and chicken, the tiger prawn & rib eye steak and the beef tenderloin, and even though the chef was having fun playing with our food, it came out perfect every time. Verdict Fantastic food, impeccable service and a great atmosphere created by the chef. This is definitely the place to go if you’re looking for some fun during dinner, and highly recommended if you’re with a group of friends. We were also impressed with the service and attention to detail, which made a big difference to the evening’s experience.

Celebrate St Patrick’s Weekend at

14th to 17th March 2013 Proper Irish Craic! LIVE Entertainment and Promotions all weekend, Come to Fibbers for details Tel: 04 3322400

Cost The Teppanyaki experience starts at Dhs 160 for chicken going up to Dhs 250 for the Benihana Special of lobster tail and beef tenderloin, all coming with miso soup, salad, vegetables, rice and dessert, and when you consider the personalised experience of a live cooking show, it’s well worth a visit! To book a table call 04-4283089 or visit www.rotanatimes.com. -P.C. www.mydubaiconnection.com Connector Master Layout - March 2013.indd 51

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GOOD food

Citrus - so good for you Citrus fruits are very popular and are included in several savoury and sweet recipes all over the world. It is well known that citrus fruits are a rich source of Vitamin C. However, they also contain a long list of vitamins, minerals and fibre that are essential

for normal growth and development. They can also help to reduce the risk of many chronic diseases including heart attack and stroke and may protect against some kinds of cancer. Here’s a healthy citrus recipe to try at home.

Lemon cake Total Servings: 16

Calories per serving: 221 Kcal Cholesterole: 37g Fat: 7g Protein: 3g Preparation time: 30 minutes Baking time: 50 minutes Ingredients: 1½ cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 1 cup plain low fat yoghurt 1⅓ cups fruit sugar, divided 3 extra-large eggs 2 tsp grated lemon zest (2 lemons) ½ tsp pure vanilla extract ½ cup vegetable oil ⅓ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice For the glaze: 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 50 minutes, or until a knife or cake tester placed in the centre of the loaf comes out clean. 3. Meanwhile, heat the ⅓ cup lemon juice and remaining ⅓ cup sugar in a small pan until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is clear. Set aside. 4. When the cake is done, allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Carefully place on a baking rack over a sheet pan. While the cake is still warm, pour the lemon-sugar mixture over the cake and allow it to soak in. Cool. 5. For the glaze, combine the confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice and pour over the cake. This recipe has been created by Live’ly Executive Chef Kassem Taha. For further information contact 04-3481008 or visit www.lively.ae.

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HOME & garden

Urban

GARDENING

A guide to growing your own herbs and vegetables for small spaces and balconies.

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fruitful oasis in the smallest of outdoor spaces, and growing herbs and vegetables can be relatively easy. Many green fingered vegetable gardeners boast nothing beats the taste and satisfaction of home grown foods. Even a standard-sized apartment balcony has room to grow a garden; your task is to optimise that space to enjoy a hint of nature against the cityscape backdrop.

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There are also many herbs that grow in the heat such as mint, lavender, sage, thyme, rosemary, oregano, basil and chives.

germinated and raised in seed trays before being transplanted into main beds and in turn take longer to reach the harvest stage. Seedlings offer most newly released hybrid forms of plants and are ready to plant and grow straight away, reaching the harvest stage faster. Also, the range of seedlings stocked by your local garden centre or nursery is a good indicator for the varieties suitable for the region’s climate. Choosing containers: Clay or plastic pots work best as they do not overheat and burn the delicate roots. Make sure the container has proper drainage, preferably on the sides, about one quarter to half an inch from the bottom of the container. Use a saucer or tray to collect drainage. Soil: Synthetic soil is best for container growing, and more course gravel can be used at the bottom of the containers to improve drainage. Watering: Most plants will need watering once a day, but techniques and amounts vary from top watering to spray mists, so water according to individual needs. Watering in the mornings is usually recommended rather than afternoons and evenings. Sunlight: Make a note of how much sun exposure a day there is on different areas of the balcony and position the plants by their sunlight needs accordingly. 56 | MARCH Connector Connector Master Layout - March 2013.indd 56

Space: Avoid plants that are too tall or too wide spreading in small balcony spaces.

Choosing your “crops”:

Under the right conditions, most vegetables you could grow in the ground also thrive in containers. Tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, peppers, chillies, spring onions and garlic all grow well in containers. Tomatoes and peppers have similar requirements: full sun, moderately fertile well drained warm soil high in organic matter, and regular watering. There are also many herbs that grow in the heat such as mint, lavender, sage, thyme, rosemary, oregano, basil and chives. Echinacea also copes well in hot dry weather and adds beautiful flowers to the mix. A well planned herb garden doesn’t have to take up much space at all. Some semi translucent shade throughout the day that blocks about 40% sunlight or less is recommended. Having a taller plant or bush on the west side of the balcony also helps protect herbs from the more debilitating afternoon sun. Hibiscus or indoor/outdoor palms need most sunlight, so are perfect for shading the herbs. Soil moisture requirements vary so look up specific herb’s needs as you go. With planning, a small balcony can offer some of the same amenities as a garden on the ground - lush foliage, colourful flowers, and even herbs and vegetables, with room for dinning and relaxing too. www.mydubaiconnection.com 2/23/13 11:39 AM


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Sleep friendly

bedroom makeover

‘Sleep hygiene’ refers to habits that promote optimal sleep which results in daytime alertness. If you find yourself easily fatigued and drowsy during the day, even after a ‘decent’ night’s sleep, assess your bedtime habits and environment for the cause.

How sleep friendly is your bedroom?

Your sleeping environment can have a significant impact on the quality of your sleep. Here are a few pointers to maximise your sleep potential by creating a snooze friendly bedroom.

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end up associating it with stress and activity. Banishing the TV from your bedroom will also prevent one of the biggest sleep sins, falling asleep with it on. The light and sound engage your senses all night long, preventing you from falling into the deeper stages of sleep. To further create a tranquil environment, de-clutter. Clutter takes up a lot of visual space and constantly pulls your attention towards it. So whatever puts your mind at ease, be it sparse and minimalist or cosy and eclectic, get rid of the unnecessary and stressful junk. Another factor that influences the mood of your bedroom is colour. From walls to bedding, stick to cool or neutral colours. Save the warm and vibrant colours like reds and yellows for the rest of the house as they are more mentally stimulating. Décor and furniture placement can also affect the vibe of your bedroom. To wind www.mydubaiconnection.com 2/23/13 11:39 AM


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HOME & garden down closer to bedtime, use lamps or dimmers to set a relaxing ambiance. Situate your bed where you can see the door to reduce anxiety. Mirrors in front of your bed can be distracting and reflect light. As tempting as it may be from a design aspect, avoid hanging large mirrors, artwork, or shelves above the bed as they can pose the risk of falling and create subconscious feelings of anxiety and Feng-Shui likens it to a ‘guillotine’.

The bed

When it comes to investing in a good night’s sleep, your mattress is not the place to skimp. Take example from the Princess and the Pea and be discerning when it comes to choosing the perfect mattress that best suits you. Generally, too firm a mattress does not provide adequate support, and too soft causes you to sink in on the pressure points. Either can result in tossing and turning, and aches and pains in the morning. Your bed should be plush and inviting and suited for your personal needs. A fabric

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headboard is more comfortable than a hard metal or wooden one. It is recommended to sleep in a room that is slightly cooler in temperature than during the day, but not too cold or your body will be using energy to keep warm. So choose a hypoallergenic quilt or comforter that suits your preferred temperature. Opt for white or neutral coloured natural fibre sheets like silk or cotton, with as high a thread count as you can afford. Pillows aren’t just for your head, and should especially suit your individual sleeping positions. They should be used to support other areas of your body too, so make sure you have the right amount. Avoid too many decorative pillows or itchy embroidery on pillowcases. Keep only a couple of decorative pillows and take them off at bedtime.

Light

When it comes to lights out, don’t be afraid of the dark! From a crack in the curtains to appliances glowing in the night, even the smallest of light sources are disruptive to sleep. To get to sleep, our bodies need darkness. Light - or the lack of it - regulates our sleep patterns and winds our internal biological clock. The presence of light cues our bodies to alertness, while the lack of light lulls us to sleep. When darkness falls, the retina of the eye sends signals to the brain to release the sleep-initiating hormone melatonin. So when planning your bedroom, allow for the option of maximum darkness. Curtains or blinds should be opaque enough to block out street light or the glow of a full moon. Black-out lining can be added to existing curtains if light penetrates the fabric. Keep your charging cell phone, blinking laptop, alarm clock, and any other technogadget that glows or emits blue LED light out of sight. When light is low, the eye becomes especially sensitive to colours at the blue end of the spectrum. Turn off all lights in the hallway or bathroom. If you must get out of bed to visit the bathroom, light your path with a dim nightlight that won’t interrupt your sleepy state. www.mydubaiconnection.com 2/23/13 11:39 AM


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KIDS' corner

It’s PARTY time! Ever feel like there’s a birthday party every other weekend? Wondering how to make yours different? From dolphin shows and pony rides to skateboarding and soccer we’ve got 2013’s hot list of perfect party solutions! The top 15 are...

Cheeky Little Events

The UAE’s most established party company has something to tell you, Cheeky HQ have been through some cool changes over the last few months. Formerly known as Cheeky Monkey Parties, the company has developed so much since being here in the UAE, with bigger and better ideas for both small and large events. The creative team now have more unique and fun ideas, even more fantastic entertainers and the amazing suppliers are even more fabulous! Cheeky Little Events is now born. The same entertainers (only better), the same company (with better ideas) and a different name (that’s all). During March anyone quoting Connector will receive a 10% discount. Call 04-3886114 or email Parties@cheekylittleevents.com.

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Crash-in-Castles

Crash-in-Castles will bring a smile to children’s faces with fun, creative and interactive parties that can be themed for added effect. From bouncy castles to balloon decorations, from party games to party favours, from magicians to music and face painting to henna, they have a variety of activities to keep children of all ages entertained. Their entertainers are seasoned and experienced and offer a quality service and high customer satisfaction. They have a very high percentage of repeat clients. Call 04-3948422 or 050-6524769, email info@ crashincastles.ae or crashincastles@gmail.com for more information.

Dubai Dolphinarium

Get up close and personal to bottlenose dolphins and playful northern fur seals at Dubai Dolphinarium’s action-packed live shows. A 45-minute interactive extravaganza showcases these amazing animals’ skills. Watch the dolphins and seals dance, sing, juggle, play ball, jump through hoops and even paint. Unique photo opportunities ensure that this once-ina-lifetime experience is never forgotten. Parties at Dubai Dolphinarium are fun and hassle free. From Dhs 85 per child you will receive: up to 30 child and 2 complimentary adult tickets to see the amazing dolphin and seal show, special adult rate for parents accompanying children to the www.mydubaiconnection.com 2/23/13 11:39 AM


party, a private party room with dedicated party hosts, games and prizes to be won, ‘Dolphy the Dolphin’ greeting on arrival, a photo with the dolphins and personalised invitations. Call 04-3369773 or email edep@dubaidolphinarium.ae or visit www.dubaidolphinarium.ae.

Dubai Drums

Party Beats turns your child’s birthday party into an amazing event with oodles of Fun & Rhythm! They provide drums for all the children, the drum team and all the energy and spirit necessary to put the beats into action, turn your child’s party into a ‘rocking rhythmic’ event and get the kids drumming and singing like an African tribe. They can come to your home or a venue of your choice or can even host it at their new warehouse venue in Al Quoz. The programme lasts for 45 minutes for a minimum of 20 kids. Call 04-3474790, 056-7442129, email kidz@dubaidrums.com or visit www.dubaidrums.com.

from KidzArt. Let their party specialist wow your young guests as they are guided through an exciting art extravaganza! Everybody takes home a masterpiece. To add sparkle to your party, you can choose from a menu of cool projects and mediums. Call 055-2220129 or email hetal15@eim.ae.

Kidz Venture

Kidz Venture, located in Egypt Court at Ibn Battuta Mall, is a great place to celebrate special moments for your little ones, be it the theme nights, birthdays or special event parties. Starting at Dhs 60 Kidz Venture birthdays offer 5 different themes to choose from such as; art, sports, fashion/dance, all in one and tots - for those below 3 years of age. They have well-equipped art and craft, sports areas and the spacious party rooms. The warm and friendly

iFLY Dubai

Extra adventurous kids aged 3 and above can celebrate their birthday at iFLY Dubai, Playnation, and enjoy an indoor skydiving experience like no other. Kids will get oncein-a-lifetime thrills of a free falling flying experience using the unique wind tunnel technology with trained instructors ensuring fun and safety at all times. Prices range from Dhs 140 to 160 depending on the number of kids, inclusive of invitation cards, party room, and goody bags. Lunch can also be arranged with Carluccio’s, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, or McDonalds at an additional price. Call 800-FUN (386).

KidzArt

Be different, get creative and make your child’s birthday the best yet with KidzArt! Looking for a fun, unique, no mess idea? An art themed birthday is a great party plan that is sure to entertain. When it comes to kids’ birthdays, there’s nothing they love more than being at the centre of it all. Make your child’s birthday party is a success with creative ideas and tips www.mydubaiconnection.com Connector Master Layout - March 2013.indd 65

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event coordinators will assist you in organising every little detail so you can join in all the fun at your child’s birthday. They even offer event photography as an additional service. Call 04-3619315 or email info@kidzventure.ae.

Little Explorers

Children aged 2 to 7 celebrating their special day at Little Explorers, Playnation, can get the ‘Full Frosting’ experience; two hours enjoying five play zones, group dances, an exclusive birthday cake ceremony and more. For an extra special celebration, a puppet show, clown, magician, candy-filled piñata and face painting can be added. The package includes goody bags, invitations, decorations, complimentary coffee and tea for adults, and weekday birthdays get one extra hour free. Call 800-FUN (386).

Party Centre

Party Centre is the largest party superstore in the UAE, with over 20,000 of the highest quality

party supplies in the industry. Party Centre has all licensed themed merchandise for all children’s parties including costumes, accessories, balloons and fun innovative items. With locations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, Party Centre is a must see experience for all family members. Call Dubai 04-2831353, Abu Dhabi on 02-5565563 or Al Ain 03-4459595.

Play a Round @ Some Place Nice

At Play a Round @ Some Place Nice the experienced team make every celebration fun, memorable and stress-free. Parties are two hours long and include an abundance of age appropriate activities. With an indoor 9-hole underwater themed mini golf course kids can hone their skills with two rounds of putt-putt golf. Arts and Crafts like canvas painting, beading bracelets, pot painting and scratch art provide perfect mementos. The package also covers invitations, balloon decoration, face painting, tattoo and nail art and a loyalty membership with 6 free rounds of golf for the birthday celebrant. Prices begin at Dhs 90 per child on weekdays (Sun- Wed) and Dhs 130 on weekends. Call 04-4570455, email info@ playaround.ae, or visit www.playaround.ae.

Poshpaws Petting Zoo

Invite the Poshpaws Animals to your party! Have fun feeding a goat, dancing with a cockatoo, or holding baby chicks, rabbits and tortoises. Walk a ferret and wear a snake around your neck and more, your party will be one to remember. Ponies are available for hire and a face painter too. Alternatively, celebrate at the Petting Farm in Dubai, where the kids can feed and pet the deer, cows, ostrich and more. Pony riding and goat washing can be enjoyed and try your luck in the animal races. Most animals are available for homing and all proceeds go to funding the Animal Sanctuary so they can help more animals in need. Call 056-6044091, email poshpawsdubai@ hotmail com or check out Facebook-PoshpawsAnimal-Sanctuary-Kennels-Cattery. 66 | MARCH Connector Connector Master Layout - March 2013.indd 66

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Soccer Circus Dubai

For young athletes, Soccer Circus Dubai at Playnation has Training Academy and Team Zone packages for birthdays ages 3 and above. A two-hour party lets kids participate in a special Training Academy to strengthen their football skills. For three-hours, the celebration extends past the Training Academy to the Team Zone where children will get to practice and play soccer with their friends. There is a minimum of 10 people per party with prices ranging from Dhs 95 to Dhs 120 per child depending on the type of party. Meals from Pizza Hut, Wendy’s or EDO Café can be arranged upon request at an additional cost. Call 800-FUN (386).

Tashkeel

The Tashkeel Skate Park can be rented out as a private space for birthday parties or other events. The renting of the Skate Park ensures total usage of both the Tashkeel Ramp and the Canopi Bowl solely for the guests of the event and the general public shall be kept out for the hours booked. Skate equipment such as skateboards, kneepads, elbow pads, and helmets are all available free of charge to anyone who is booking the ramp for any length of time, as well as instructors for an additional charge. Availability to reserve the ramp is open 7 days a week, except for the hours between 3pm and 7pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Prices vary depending on the number of guests. Contact Noah at Tashkeel on 04-3363313 or email noah@tashkeel.org.

child’s dream party, they also offer the option to rent their spacious studio. Email Candice@ thestudiodubai.com, call 04-3471745 or visit www.thestudiodubai.com for more information.

Wild Wadi

Fancy a fun-filled wet and wild birthday where your little ones can enjoy a full day of water slides? Wild Wadi Waterpark which is famous for its connecting slides, wave pool, lazy river and an interactive play area for younger kids, offers various birthday packages where children can enjoy a full day admission to the park. The children are welcomed by Wild Wadi’s famous characters Sinbad and Juha, who join in the birthday celebration. The offer also includes party giveaways, invitations, a birthday cake, and planned meals for the children. Children must be between the ages of 3 to 12 years and should all be accompanied with at least one chaperone. Prices start from Dhs 200 per child. Call 04-3484444 or visit www.wildwadi.com for more information.

The Studio Dubai

The Studio Dubai is a photography and videography business located in the picturesque Courtyard in Al Quoz. They offer family, wedding and kids’ party photography and videography. They regularly work with the most professional children’s party organisers to provide photography and videography that captures the highlights of your child’s special day. They offer their services in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in a relaxed documentary and portrait style to capture your child’s party as it happens. If you are looking for a space to have your 68 | MARCH Connector Connector Master Layout - March 2013.indd 68

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KIDS' corner And there’s more...

Al Tamimi Stables’ Parties

Little ones can enjoy their day surrounded by their animal friends, with over 500 animals to meet, a nature trail to explore, fun games, sports and creative activities. Located in Al Zubair, Sharjah, call 06-7431122 or visit www.tamimistables.com.

Fun City

Fun City offers various party packages to suit all budgets with a promise of delivering wholesome entertainment. They look after all aspects of the party including invitations, venue, the theme décor, food, games and entertainment and party bags. Visit www.funcity.ae or email birthdays@funcity.ae.

Hey Sugar

Hey Sugar Mix Batter and Bake concept offers a range of new activities like cake and cookie decorating, sugar modelling and t-shirt painting in a child friendly kitchen. Call 800-43978427.

Kidville

Kidville offers special party themes, unique art tables, and the best indoor gym in Dubai. They also do party planning at off-site locations. Call 04-4401220 or visit www.mykidville.ae.

Mad Science

Mad Science parties have a laboratory full of interactive demonstrations and activities that give kids the chance to participate in cool science experiments with a certified “Mad Scientist”! For a limited time book any one of Mad Science Themed Party’s and get 10 extra kids for free. Call 04-3377403 or visit www.uae.madscience.org.

Mini Monsters

Mini Monsters has one of the largest indoor soft play areas in Dubai, a number of party rooms, different party packages and a cafe for parents. Email parties@minimonsters.ae or call 04-3414459.

My Gym

My Gym birthday parties are two hours of fun and fitness through games, relays, challenges and more. They can even bring the fun to you with their mobile birthday options. Call 04-3943962 or visit www.mygymuae.com.

Splash n Bounce

Splash n Bounce provide pool parties for toddlers to teenagers. They have a specially designed range of pool inflatables and lifeguards. Call 050-2825257 or visit www.splashnbounce.com.

Surf School UAE

With kids’ surfing birthday parties they’ll learn to stand, balance and paddle on the board plus enjoy games in the sea and beach activities. Call 04-3791998 or visit www.surfschooluae.com.

The Dubai Bowling Centre

The Dubai Bowling Centre has 24 professional series bowling lanes and an Action Zone video gaming and entertainment area. Receive a 20% discount on party bookings (up to 16 years old) during Sundays and Wednesdays when mentioning Connector. Valid until 31st August. Call 04-3391010 or 050-4413899. 70 | MARCH Connector Connector Master Layout - March 2013.indd 70

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KIDS' corner

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

Airline Festival of Literature, which is taking place this month. They have lots of informative workshops and host talks from children’s authors, which I’m sure she would love. Taking her somewhere like this will definitely be encouraging!

My daughter absolutely loves writing. She writes poems at home and when I pop into her room she is often jotting down stories on her writing pad. I’m very excited about her interest in writing as I really feel she is gifted, but I don’t want to appear too eager and put her off. How can I encourage her? It’s fantastic that she loves writing so much. It’s always a great feeling when your child is really passionate about something and writing is a fabulous interest to have! It sounds like she is doing the right thing by jotting down stories on her pad while she thinks of them, and I am sure she must have a great imagination. I think simply by being encouraging, whatever interest a child has, is the best thing. As you say, you don’t want to overdo it. I’d simply show an interest and listen to her stories. Hopefully she will keep on writing, but if she doesn’t try not to get disappointed as children go through so many different phases in life and interests very often change. Something that may help her develop her writing to another level is the Emirates 72 | MARCH Connector Connector Master Layout - March 2013.indd 72

I’ve just had a baby and am so fed up. I love my baby and I’m so happy with her, but I personally feel so fat and frumpy. I know it sounds silly but I see celebrities in the paper and they snap back into shape and look so amazing. Whereas my hair is falling out, I still have weight to lose and I feel so unattractive. What can I do to make myself feel better? I’m so sorry to hear you feel like this, but it’s certainly a common feeling. First of all forget the celebrities, they have a team of make-up artists, personal trainers and probably a few pairs of spanx keeping them in shape! Hair falling out is unfortunately very common after all the hormones, so the first thing I would do is visit the hairdresser, maybe even get a new style that will help with this issue. If you can find someone to help with the baby, perhaps you could sneak off to the spa and treat yourself to a facial and have an hour or two set aside for some pampering. Perhaps your husband could treat you as a Mother’s Day present? While the weather is good, take your baby for a stroll around the park and get some gentle exercise, hopefully the pounds will soon start to shed. It sounds like a bit of pampering will do you the world of good, but most importantly please don’t forget we don’t see what celebrities look like first thing in the morning after they have been up with their babies all night! www.mydubaiconnection.com 2/23/13 11:39 AM


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KIDS' corner

Little Kids in the Big City Robin Dugdale, 8

1. What is your funniest joke? “What did the carpenter say to his boss? I’ve got a screw loose.” 2. What is your favourite thing about Dubai? Uptown School. 3. If you could be any cartoon character who would you be and why? Garfield because I like the funny things he does. 4. If you were in charge of Dubai for just one day, what would you do? I would make a day with no homework and you could eat all the sweets you wanted. 5. If kids could tell grown ups what to do, how would the world be different? They would make there be no more homework.

Toby Whalley, 11

1. What is your funniest joke? Q. What can not? A. A piece of string. 2. What is your favourite thing about Dubai? The Atlantis. 3. If you could be any cartoon character who would you be and why? Jerry from Tom and Jerry, because he is small and skilled. 4. If you were in charge of Dubai for just one day, what would you do? I would make the roads safer. 5. If kids could tell grown ups what to do, how would the world be different? Grown ups would have to attend school while kids bossed them around and no one would ever have to eat broccoli again.

Tiago Reise, 11

1. What is your funniest joke? Q. Why did the kid bring a ladder to school? A. It was a High School. 2. If you could be any cartoon character who would you be and why? Batman because he is a hero and cool. 3. If you were in charge of Dubai for just one day, what would you do? There would be no homework and no school for the day. 4. If kids could tell grown ups what to do, how would the world/Dubai be different? I would make factories work better so they are cleaner and sustainable.

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1. What is your favourite thing about Dubai? Playing video games at friend’s homes. 2. If you could be any cartoon character who would you be and why? Yoda, because he is powerful and wise. 3. If you were in charge of Dubai for just one day, what would you do? I would lower the prices for everything. 4. If kids could tell grown ups what to do, how would the world be different? There would be more parks and everywhere would be cleaner. www.mydubaiconnection.com 2/23/13 11:39 AM


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ANIMAL magic

The trav elling pet Here are a few tips to ensure your safety, and that of your pet whilst travelling in a vehicle.

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common issue is pet car sickness. Giving your pet a big meal just before a journey is asking for trouble, so do not feed them at least two hours before a journey. Most dogs will acclimatise themselves naturally to car travel after a few journeys, however if your dog is persistently travel sick seek veterinary advice. Make sure you keep a firm grip of your dog’s lead when getting in and out of your car. If you are somewhere without any moving traffic, allowing your dog to jump freely in and out of the car is not a problem, but if you are beside a busy road it only takes a moment for disaster to happen.

Consider your safety. In the event of an accident, anything that slows in the car will be thrown forward with great force. A dog could have a weight equivalent to that of a baby elephant when been thrown forwards in an accident. Being thrown about the car would be dangerous and dramatic for your dog but also could cause severe injury to other passengers. To avoid this problem you should secure your dog in your car.The best way to secure dogs in the car is in a cage or crate. A cage gives a dog his own space and limits movement in the event of an accident. The family car might not be suited to having a dog cage fitted. If you have an estate or hatchback car an alternative is to fit a dog guard or barrier to act as a partition between the backseat and the boot or trunk of your car that are now available in the UAE. In saloon cars you could use a dog harness which are readily available and specially made to attach to seat belts. For short journeys a pet carrier box may be sufficient if you have a cat or smaller dog. Though it might be tempting to allow your dog to sit on the front passenger seat, this is not a good idea, even if secured with a harness. The dog could distract you when you are driving with serious consequences. Even well-behaved dogs can be frightened in strange situations. For example if there is a loud bang outside or they see another dog, this could be enough to get them excited, bark and distract you from driving safely. Ensure you secure your pet either in a crate, on a harness, in a travel box or behind a barrier, to keep you and your pet safe whilst moving. With thanks to Homely Petz. For more information visit www.homelypetz.com or facebook.com/homelypetz.

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Pet I have heard that feeding high levels of protein to cats can be harmful and will cause kidney damage. Is this true? No, this is not true. Protein does not cause kidney failure and there are no scientific studies which show that feeding high protein (30-40%) levels will be of any harm to cats. In fact feeding these higher levels of animal protein will only boost your cat’s health helping to preserve organ function, improve muscle condition, skin and coat health and the immune system. In a nutshell higher levels of good quality animal protein is what your cat, as on obligate carnivore, needs to reach their full potential. For instance Iams contains optimal levels of the best sources of animal protein - chicken, egg and fish.

& We are getting a new puppy from K9 Friends and I am wondering what we should feed it. With so many products on the market today we would recommend to choose carefully and not just look at the picture on the bag and the price. Quite often the cheaper pet foods are not based on animal protein hence require a lot more volume to satisfy your puppies energy levels and growth requirements. The premium pet foods are often a better buy as you use less food (always follow recommendations on the packaging) and they are completely balanced with all the correct nutrients for your puppy, so no need for any expensive vitamin supplements. The Eukanuba range in particular has an excellent range of puppy foods, specifically formulated for the different size breeds, as the requirements of a Great Dane puppy which takes up to 24 months to mature are quite different to a Chihuahua who by 12 months can be classed as an adult dog. Visit www.pets-delight or facebook. com/PetsDelight for more information.

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BEAUTY & bodycare

Environmental pollutants, free radicals and harsh weather conditions take a toll on our skin. Bio-Oil comes to the rescue to protect against these elements, and solve various beauty dilemmas. The breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil helps ensure the targeted delivery of the key ingredients is easily absorbed into the skin.

Forrey & Galland has one of a kind suggestions to show Mum how much she means. Rather than the usual gift of perfume, why not give a handmade glass perfume bottle. With this mouth blown individual piece you can insert your chosen scent.

For the woman who desires flawless skin, Dolce&Gabbana’s Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation features the breakthrough formula Matte Adapt Complex that selfcorrects signs of imperfections. The foundation imparts a velvety matte look that is soft to touch, includes an SPF20 and lasts all day.

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Indulge your mother with naturally-inspired creams, lotions and serums that are clinically proven to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, or show your love with great gifts from a delicious selection of bath and body ranges. Giving a Mother’s Day gift from The Body Shop also helps mothers and families all over the world thanks to their pioneering Community Fair Trade programme.

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special offers Aroushi Beauty Salon & Spa.

Aroushi Beauty Salon & Spa now offers a professional teeth whitening service at its Al Wasl branch. Smile & Smile is simple, fast and effective, as it is free from peroxide it is totally pain-free, making it perfect for those looking for a gentle solution to get their dream smile. Buy one session of Smile & Smile Teeth Whitening at Aroushi’s Al Wasl Branch and get one session of Traditional Massage worth Dhs 250 free. This offer is valid until 31st March. Call 04-3485464 or 04-3486263.

Kaya Skin Clinic

Kaya Skin Clinic is offering a 20% discount on all laser hair reduction packages until the end of March. Call the Marina Walk branch on 04-4508438, the Sultan Business Centre branch on 04-3369081, the Town Center Mall branch on 04-3499558 or the Mirdif City Centre branch on 04-2839200 for appointments.

Reflection Hair and Beauty Centre

Get ready for the races this month with Reflection Hair and Beauty Centre by booking yourself for a Phytocéane Leg Revival treatment, a treatment specialised to revive tired, aching legs, a Jessica manicure and Jessica pedicure, a blow dry and a complimentary light lunch which you can enjoy in the lounge. This package is priced at Dhs 400 (original price is Dhs 475). Call 04-3944595 for appointments.

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The Nail Spa

There is no bond stronger than that of a mother and daughter. This Mother’s Day give your mum the gift of pure indulgence, and more importantly - quality time with you. The Mummy & Me Deluxe package is priced at Dhs 399 per person and includes an Everlasting Manicure and Classic Pedicure, a Back and Neck Stress Buster Massage, sparkling refreshments with Godiva chocolates and a luxury robe and a souvenir photo to remember the day. The treatment takes 120 minutes and is valid during March. Prior booking is highly recommended. Call Mercato on 04-3497766, IBN Battuta Mall on 04-3685070, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel (The Aviation Club) on 04-2821617, Dubai Mall on 04-3399078, Meadows Town Centre on 04-4470744, Arabian Ranches Golf Club on 04-4522262 or Wahda Mall Abu Dhabi on 02-6423444.

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

The Aviation Club along with the new Akaru Spa at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel has re-opened. Featuring revamped facilities, The Aviation Club offers hotel guests and members a range of amenities and group exercise classes, while the new Akaru Spa offers individually-tailored treatments to suit every need. Until 30th April, each new member of The Aviation Club will enjoy discounted rates as well as no joining fees, while new and existing members receive a free 60-minute treatment at Akaru Spa and a Dhs 200 gift certificate to use at any of Jumeirah Creekside Hotel’s exciting food and beverage outlets, including the signature restaurant Nomad, Blue Flame and rooftop bar Cu-Ba. Call 04-2308560 or email JCHtheaviationclub@ jumeirah.com or 04-2308565 or email JCHakaruspa@jumeirah.com. www.mydubaiconnection.com 2/23/13 11:40 AM


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Special offers

Pastels Salon

The Pastels team will create a hairstyle that is a perfect complement to your outfit and hat, and which will definitely turn heads this Race Day. Anyone who books to have their hair styled for the Dubai World Cup, will receive 15% off the cost of a hair treatment. This promotion is valid in all three branches and only on 30th March and prices start at Dhs 110. Call the Jumeirah Branch on 043883534/3397 or The Ritz-Carlton Dubai Marina Branch on 04-3995016/3186141 or The Mercato Mall branch on 04-3447883.

Essential Beauty Salon

Receive a complimentary hair conditioning treatment when you book a hair cut and colour on Sundays and Mondays during March at Essential Beauty Salon. Call Essentials on 04-3955909 to book an appointment.

The Address Dubai Marina

Celebrate Mother’s Day with an array of amazing blissful experiences at The Spa at The Address Dubai Marina. Top-to-Toe offers a Green Tea Facial, Enrich Body Scrub and a Dead Sea Mud Wrap, totalling 80 minutes for Dhs 650. Yummy Mummy (130 minutes) begins with a Radiance facial followed by an Anti-Cellulite Massage and Marine Algae Wrap for Dhs 1,100. Finally, the Mum and Me-Time 100-minute package boasts a Booster Facial, Citrus Reviver and Aromatherapy Massage for two people for Dhs 1,200.Valid until 31st March. Call 04-4367424 or email spa.dubaimarina@theaddress.com.

Vitalita Salon

During March, Vitalita Salon is offering a mini facial with a Glamglow tingling and exfoliating mud mask plus a hair treatment for smooth and shiny locks for Dhs 150. Call 04-3995020 or visit www.vitalitasalon@ hotmail.com.

The Palace Downtown Dubai

Escape the hustle and bustle of Dubai at The Spa at The Palace Downtown Dubai with their new Spa Cabanas. Set at the edge of Burj Lake, the cabanas offer unparalleled relaxation with views of Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain. Enjoy a Signature Massage for Dhs 475 (50-minutes) and Dhs 745 (80-minutes); a Traditional Massage for Dhs 475 (50-minutes) and Dhs 745 (80-minutes); Foot Reflexology for Dhs 275 (30-minutes) and Dhs 475 (60-minutes); or a Back, Neck and Shoulder for Dhs 275 (30-minutes). Call 04-4287805. 86 | MARCH Connector Connector Master Layout - March 2013.indd 86

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On 21st March, Elixir Health Club & Spa at Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa is offering several special spa packages especially for Mother’s Day. The Exceptional Beauty package includes a unique anti-stress and anti-wrinkle facial to give a youthful boost. The treatment includes an invigorating full body massage and is priced at Dhs 820. With the Ideal Splendour package mums can be truly pampered with a full body exfoliation and massage that will leave skin feeling super soft, supple and refreshed for Dhs 660. A Mums Delight, this package deal includes a full body scrub, mud wrap and an Elixir Spa’s Signature Facial. The head to toe spa ritual will restore harmony and soothe the body while reenergising the skin for Dhs 990. To book an appointment call 04-4084260.

The Address Downtown Dubai

The ‘Original Beau-Tea’ facial is a 90-minute intensive anti-ageing treatment, which deeply cleanses and exfoliates, combating loss of elasticity and the appearance of wrinkles. The stimulating facial massage will calm every muscle in your face, neck, and shoulders, while your arms and legs are also treated to a kneading and acupressure massage. The facial is completed with a collagen mask and hydrating lotions, and the results are radiant skin, visible reduction in signs of ageing and soothed muscles head to toe. Priced at Dhs 795 per person for a 30-minute full body Nepalese Tea exfoliation and 90-minute Original ‘Beau-Tea’ facial. Book over the Mother’s Day weekend from 7th to 10th March and the treatment is priced at Dhs 695 per person if you go along with your mum. This offer is valid until 31st March. Call 04-4368819 for appointments.

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Sharjah Ladies Club

This month at Dalouk Spa, Sharjah Ladies Club, indulge yourself with ‘The Cure’ facial. Which includes a thorough cleansing based on a cutting-edge thermo-active enzymatic detoxification. A nano-stimulating mask with a deliciously foamy texture which is moisturising, soothing and revitalising. The final touch is a tinted hydrating veil that provides a radiant and luminous appearance. This treatment lasts for 90 minutes and is priced at Dhs 650. Call 06-5067880 for appointments.

The Cure

Dubai World Cup is almost here and The Cure has an amazing offer to add an extra special touch to your day at the races. Book a semi-permanent eyelash extension treatment and you will receive a complimentary semipermanent eyelash extension treatment worth Dhs 350 to be used within two months of purchase. Call 04-3916485 or visit www.thecure.ae.

Rixos The Palm Dubai

Rixos Royal Spa treatments are a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day with exclusive packages that include the Classic Massage or Traditional Turkish Hammam Treatment & Basic Purity Facial Treatment or the Local Massage or Crystal Peeling & Revitalising Anti-wrinkle Collagen Eye Treatment. Both packages are priced at Dhs 400. After the treatment, mums will be treated to a herbal tea, fresh juice and fruits as well as a surprise Rixos Royal Spa cosmetic gift. Call 04-4576192/6191. www.mydubaiconnection.com 2/23/13 11:40 AM


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Special offers A touch of Hollywood

Negin Zand, Hollywood’s go-to colourist for super-stylish Hollywood royalty such as Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Sarah Jessica Parker, has announced her return to JetSet Dubai from 5th to 12th March. Making her fourth visit to Dubai, Negin is set to transform the city’s fashionable elite with her superior style and quality of hair colouring that Hollywood has come to expect as standard. Negin’s unique skills lie in her usage of ‘Balayage’, an ancient French hair colouring technique that guarantees fast and ultra-stylish highlights and hair colouring (highlights can be done in 15 minutes or less). Her speed and meticulous eye for the most natural looking colour has celebrities lining up to have her create their next look. To make an appointment with Negin, call 050-2988787.

Balance Wellness Club

Give your mum a well-deserved break with some of Balance Wellness Club’s rejuvenating deals in March. Choose from the Chakra Wellbeing ritual at the special price of Dhs 250. This 2-hour treatment involves a range of therapies that are tailored to the needs of the client. Alternatively, the Rainforest Renew face serum for radiant skin is priced at Dhs 149 and promotes the deeper repair of skin cells to ward off the signs of ageing. The Wellness Club is also set to host special mother and child yoga sessions in March for just Dhs 300. Call 04-3847010/7011 or email info.balance@ landmarkgroup.com.

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Biolite Aesthetic Clinic

With summer fast approaching, why not invest in Laser Hair Removal (LHR) to achieve fuzz-free perfection and allow you to showcase the season’s fabulous fashions? Biolite Aesthetic Clinic is on hand with a fantastic offer on its LHR treatments this March. Book LHR for the full face for just Dhs 650, saving Dhs 300; or for the full body (full arms, full legs, regular bikini and underarms) for Dhs 2,500 per session, saving Dhs 1,750. This is valid until 31st March. Call 04-3752122.

Spadunya

This month enjoy the award winning signature treatment Colour Body wrap, a detoxing treatment using Altearah Bio Orange body scrub to exfoliate your body and promote slimming. This includes a soothing scalp massage while enveloped in a heated blanket. This 60-minute treatment is priced at Dhs 395 and comes with a complimentary 30-minute back massage using Turquoise serenity body oil. In addition, celebrate Mother’s Day by taking your mother or daughter with you and she gets 50% off her treatment. Call 04-4393669 or visit www.spadunyaclub.com.

Make-Up by Dee & Dal

Twins Dee & Dal have been professionally trained and mentored by London School of Fashion alumnus and internationally renowned make-up artist Katie Cousins. As British raised Egyptians they have perfected both Arab and Western styles, and are a mobile make-up service. They charge Dhs 350 for evening make-up, including false lash application. Alternatively, as a package they offer evening hair and makeup for Dhs 600. Make-Up by Dee & Dal is offering a 10% discount to Connector readers on any of their glamour/evening make-up and hair services. Simply quote ‘Connector’ at time of booking. For further details email bookings@ makeupbydeendal.com, call 050-2547260 or visit www.makeupbydeendal.com. www.mydubaiconnection.com 2/23/13 11:40 AM


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If you’re looking for a one stop spot then check out Beauty Connection Spa on Jumeirah Beach Road. The salon boasts a hair department with approximately 40 stations for colour, cuts and blow drying. The threading department, with 20 stations, focuses on not only threading but also enhancing eyebrows, tinting and lash extensions. There is also a waxing department, nail department, Moroccan Bath and VIP treatment room. You can also enjoy facials, massages and skincare. Despite its size the salon still has a warm, friendly feel to it.

What I had done

I was there to try out two of Beauty Connection Spa’s many speciality’s- the flavoured waxing and Koko Nails. The salon currently holds 16 flavours of wax and will shortly be expanding to 50! Indulge with flavours including, Strawberry, Kiwi, Banana Crème and Chocolate. Koko Nails’ hard wearing, long lasting gel look polish comes in 300 colours with 70 more to come, plus added extras such as a velvet or caviar finish!

What are the results?

Though the wax was for sensitive skin I have to be honest with you - it didn’t hurt any less! Having said that, the pain went almost instantly and my skin was definitely not as irritated as it would normally be after waxing. Meanwhile the mani/ pedi left me with beautifully glossy nails. Fantastic services, great staff and beautiful results!

How much?

Dhs 20 to Dhs 300 for waxing and Dhs 110 for a manicure and pedicure and Dhs 120 for French. They also have complimentary valet parking. Visit www.beautyconnectionspa.com or call 04-3809333 or for appointments. -L.C. 94 | MARCH Connector Connector Master Layout - March 2013.indd 94

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Essential Hair and Beauty Salon is located in the heart of Jumeirah on Al Wasl Road. In addition to hair and beauty, they also provide toning and body sculpting treatments.

What I had done

I was there for my ‘race ready’ trial run for a Body Polish, St. Tropez spray tan and an ‘up-do’. They recommend doing a spray tan a day or two before and an up-do on the day. The St. Tropez range of self-tanning products Essential use is the number one selling brand in the UK. A full body polish before the spray tan ensures an even look, and the results of the tan are instant. They recommend waiting eight hours before washing as it continues to develop and deepen… a lot! As the formula reacts with your skin’s own melanin, you don’t need to worry about going an unnatural shade of orange. My up-do was done by British trained stylist, Megan. I gave her free reign and she recommended a low side do, with curls and waves pinned into a loose voluminous bun.

What are the results?

The St. Tropez tan is by far my favourite selftanning product available right now, and the application service at Essential was flawless. Thanks to Megan’s expertise the up-do style really complimented my hair and face shape.

How much?

An up-do hair style starts at Dhs 170 depending on hair length and style.The St.Topez spray tan is Dhs 175, and Dhs 290 for a tan and body polish combo. Call 04-3955909 for appointments. -A.D. www.mydubaiconnection.com 2/23/13 11:40 AM


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What’s it for?

Holistic treatments at The Healing Zone

Prices start from Dhs 500 depending on area treated. Packages are available.

The Healing Zone, located at the recently opened J3 Mall in Jumeirah, offers non-invasive holistic consultations, treatments and training. I visited the clinic’s director and homoeopath, Dr Rashni Vijeth, who after an in-depth consultation that explored my health, lifestyle and emotional state, prescribed some all natural remedies to build up my immune system and to treat general anxiety. I noticed a general feeling of wellbeing after only the first few doses and felt more relaxed, calmer and a lot more vibrant. Other treatments available at The Healing Zone include Nutritional Therapy, Bowen Therapy, Aura - Soma, Bach Flowers, Reiki, Spiritual Healing, Mind Detox Method and Hypnotherapy. In addition, they offer allergy and intolerance testing, ear candling, detoxification treatments, reflexology and crystal therapy. Their Training Academy offers internationally accredited training with international qualifications and short courses with attendance certificates in Anatomy and Physiology, Reflexology, Diet and Nutrition, Bach Flowers, Aura-Soma, Reiki, ear candling, spiritual healing and more. The clinic’s shop stocks a wide range of Neal’s Yard Remedies - organic natural health and beauty products as well as Bach Flower Remedies.

Call 04-3940255 or visit www.cavallomedspa. com for appointments. -L.C

For further information call 04-3884227 or visit www.thehealingzone.net. -L.D.

Reaction is the new generation in body contouring and skin tightening treatments. It offers Cellulite treatment, circumferential reduction, skin-tightening for ageing and lax skin on the face and body and skin tightening treatment for appearance of stretch marks. Reaction combines advanced RF (radio-frequency) energy and vacuum therapy that works with the body’s natural regeneration process to deliver safe and efficient treatments. The unique vacuum therapy maximises the penetration of RF energy in the treatment area and increases local blood circulation. It also stimulates lymphatic drainage and assists in the shrinkage of fat cell volume.

What’s involved?

While I relaxed the therapist ran the machine over my stomach and face. The area being treated gradually warms as the frequency is increased, but not unbearably so. You feel the warmth of the RF and a sucking sensation from the vacuum.

What are the results?

I noticed that my jaw line was tighter and my skin smoother. For best results 6 to 8 sessions are required.

How much?

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Essential Beauty Salon is giving three lucky Connector readers a chance to win a complimentary spray tan and a beautiful gift set. Simply answer the following question by 25th March 2013. Note: Prizes must be collected by 1st July 2013. How long should you ideally leave your spray tan before showering? A) 20 minutes B) 8 hours C) 48 hours

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ouldn’t your life be so much simpler if you didn’t have to worry about shaving, plucking or waxing unwanted hair anymore? What could be more tantalising than perfectly smooth, baby soft skin? This ‘new you’ could be a reality when ‘Silk’ and your ‘Corps’, the French word for body, combine to offer you the opportunity to experience the most advanced and fastest laser technology. It provides the perfect solution to your needs with permanent results. Silkor offers a wide array of medical and aesthetic services supervised by highly skilled dermatologists and range from a variety of Laser Treatments. Check it out by scheduling your free consultation with Silkor or log on to www.silkor.com. Call the Jumeirah branch on 04-3480500; Uptown Mirdif Mall on 04-2514060, Khalidiya Abu Dhabi on 02-6816070, Khalifa City A on 02-5577700, Al Ain on 03-7630123 or Ras Al Khaimah on 07-2362060.

COMPETITION

Silkor is giving three lucky Connector readers a chance to win a laser hair removal treatment worth Dhs 500. Simply answer the following question by 25th March 2013. Note: Prizes must be collected by 1st July 2013. Which of the following is a Silkor service? A) Laser Hair Removal B) Waxing C) Sugaring

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eet the latest and most advanced in skin care technology, ATP Swiss Apple Stem Cell Serum the revolutionary result of ‘stem cell culture technology’ (PhytoCellTec). The rare apple known as ‘Malus Domestica’ or ‘Uttwiler Spatlauber’ can only be found in the Swiss mountains with only seven trees in existence. This powerful serum combats chronological ageing, deep wrinkles, protects longevity of skin cells and actually repairs existing damaged skin cells such as scarring, colour pigmentation and stretch marks as well as the obvious benefits for recovery from plastic surgery. The serum is so concentrated, that it can be used as a time-saving alternative to deep peel or extensive laser re-surfacing. It is simply to use, after cleansing your face, simply apply a few drops of the serum to the face and neck area. It can be used used morning and/ or night. ATP Swiss Apple Stem Cell Serum can be found at most reputable five star hotels and spas including Talise Spa, Cleopatra Spa, SensAsia Urban Spa and it is also available at Harvey Nichols and Bloomingdales. The recommended retail price is Dhs 875. For further information visit www. cosmetologyme.com.

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ATP is giving two lucky Connector readers a chance to win the Swiss Apple Stem Cell Serum. Simply answer the following question by 25th March 2013. Note: Prizes must be collected by 1st July 2013. In which country can you find these rare apple trees? A) Argentina B) Spain C) Switzerland

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away

HEALTHY living

Carole Holditch, nutritionist and founder of Good Habits, tells her group classes that an apple a day really does keep the doctor away… but why? Do you really know what makes an apple so special? Why is it that we never hear an orange or a banana a day keeps the doctor away?

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pples have properties that no other fruit has and its benefits have been proven over time. Different fruit share some of the benefits, but an apple combines loads in one and makes getting your nutrients simpler. We all know that if something is not quick and easy, people don’t always take the best care of their health. So go for the easy option and grab an apple a day. For instance, did you know that apples...

Contain Vitamin C - which is invaluable to your immune system. Many of us lacking Vitamin C in our diet have poor healing, bruise easily and have bleeding gums. Prevent heart disease - apples are rich in flavonoid, which are also known for their antioxidant effects. Low in calories - a regular size apple has between 70-100 calories. Eating an apple when craving sweets or chocolate can make the desire disappear since apples contain sugar, but give you only ¼ of the calories. Prevent cancers - notice the plural. We all know that cancer comes in several forms and in different places. Apples have protective effects on multiple cancers such as colon cancer, prostate cancer and breast cancer.

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oxidised LDL, a very dangerous form of bad cholesterol which can be deadly. Prevent tooth decay - an infection that seriously damages the structure of your teeth, the primary cause of which is bacteria. The juice of apples has properties that can kill up to 80% of bacteria. So there you have it, an apple a day also keeps the dentist away! Protect from brain disease - something many people don’t know, and when you consider that your brain makes the person you are, it gives a whole new perspective. Apples have phytonutrients, which prevent neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Healthier lungs - research at the University of Nottingham shows that people who eat five apples or more per week have lower respiratory problems, including asthma. They taste great! There are hundreds of varieties of apples on the market today, although most people have only tasted one or two of the most popular such as Red Delicious or Granny Smith. Apples can be sweet, tart; soft and smooth, or crisp and crunchy, depending on the one you choose. There are apples to suit everyone’s taste, and make a great snack or dessert so why not choose one? Have an apple today! Visit www.goodhabitsuae.com for further information. www.mydubaiconnection.com 2/23/13 11:40 AM


The Emirates Hospital Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic

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MARWAN YOUSSEF, M.D.

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Specialist Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon (France) Dubai (Jumeirah)

Specialist Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon (European Board) Dubai (Jumeirah & Marina)

Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon (UK) Abu Dhabi (Karama)

Specialist Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon (USA) Abu Dhabi (Karama)

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Genetic diseases and your children

ingle gene disorders are genetic conditions caused by the alteration or mutation of a specific gene. They are hereditary and therefore individuals with a family history of a single gene disorder may pass the condition onto their children. Some of the most common single gene disorders include Beta-thalassemia/Sickle Cell Anemia, Spinal muscular atrophy, myopathy and Metabolic disorders to name a few. A person who is a carrier will appear normal and not develop the disease, but may pass

it onto their children. This is why it is very important that before trying for a baby a blood test should be performed where the DNA of the cell is tested. If both parents are carriers, then each child has a 25% chance of having the disease, a 25% chance of being free of the disease, and a 50% chance of being a carrier. If only one parent is a carrier, then each child has a 50% chance of being a carrier and 50% chance of being free of the disease. A carrier is a person who has inherited the mutation but shows no symptoms. That person would pass on the disease onto the offspring who may then express the gene if their partner is a carrier of a mutation in the same gene. This applies to a recessive genetic disease. As for a dominant genetic disease, the chances are higher for the child to become affected. Once a couple decides to have a baby, they should consult a fertility expert and request a test for the specific gene disorder running in their family. The test is called Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD). It is the application of genetic testing on cells obtained from an embryo to determine the presence of a specific gene mutation before placing the embryo in the womb. In order to carry out a PGD test, the couple will have to conceive through an in vitro (IVF) procedure so that the embryos will be assessed in the lab. Only embryos that are completely free from the genetic disease or disorder are selected and transferred to the mother’s womb. By doing so we ensure that the gene tested will not be passed onto the child. The child will be completely free of the disorder, and in the future the children of those children will also be free of the same. As awareness about PGD increases, the number of healthy babies born from IVF should also increase. With thanks to a leading IVF clinic in Dubai.

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HEALTHY living

Make this Mother’s Day a ‘Well Mother’ day Mother’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate and thank our mothers and help them embrace the concept of ‘Well Woman’. There is increased understanding of the unique health problems faced by women and more of the medical conditions traditionally endured by women, for reasons ranging from ignorance to embarrassment, are now treatable. We can now greatly improve the quality of life for many women and mothers, right through their lives. Up to the age of 40, we concentrate on building healthy bodies for major life-changing events such as studying, leaving home, marriage, bringing up children, and developing a career. Each has social and psychological implications for our health, making it even more important that we are proactive in keeping ourselves healthy and well.

Healthy choices for a better lifestyle

A woman can monitor her health and manage it herself by looking at her lifestyle. Advice passed down from mother to daughter about exercise, diet, hair and skin care, exposure to the sun, smoking, and health education is often the best. Exercise and physical activity are very important throughout a woman’s life to maintain fitness; the recommendation is 30 minutes, three times a week, and height, weight and BMI (Body Mass Index) should be monitored on a regular basis. Diet is obviously equally important to keep the body healthy. Calorie intake should be kept low, while vitamin and mineral intake should be high, with calcium and iron being particularly important, and phyto-oestrogens should also be part of every woman’s diet. Women should monitor their lifestyles and be aware of the potential health issues associated with their age. However, they still need regular check-ups to help prevent breast cancer, cervical cancer, and colon cancer, as well as diabetes, osteoporosis and high cholesterol leading to atherosclerosis. 108 | MARCH Connector Connector Master Layout - March 2013.indd 108

There are also times when a woman should immediately consult her doctor, which will be obvious to a woman more quickly if she is monitoring herself, for example if she finds a lump in her breast, has a urinary infection, palpitations or recurring dizziness, or has any sign or symptom of diabetes (increasing thirst and frequency of urination especially at night).

Screening for better health

There are a range of tests and screenings recommended for all age groups: • Monthly breast self examination, and regular height, weight and BMI monitoring, as well as regular eye tests. • An annual pap smear to detect abnormal cervical cells which can lead to cervical cancer. • Other screenings include: CBC (Complete Blood Count) blood screening; Lipid profile; Urinalysis. • A bilateral breast ultrasound scan is used to detect tumors and mammograms are recommended for women over 40. The health of all women, including our mothers, is important for their own lives and futures but also for all our children. So take the time to talk to your mother and make sure she is caring for her own health. Have a happy, healthy Mother’s Day. Dr Aamerah Shah is a Primary Care Specialist at one of Dubai’s leading private hospitals delivering American standards of care. www.mydubaiconnection.com 2/23/13 11:41 AM


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inda (38 years) was a successful career woman who came to Dubai with her husband from the UK and continued to climb the career ladder. For a few years she and her husband had tried to have a child but failed. They went through the regular fertility tests and the results of Linda’s hormone test showed she had low estrogen levels. Symptoms of low estrogen can include irregular menstrual cycles. Surges of estrogen during the menstrual cycle affect the ovaries and uterus, causing ovulation and the thickening of the uterine lining in preparation for receiving a fertilised egg. If a woman suffers from low estrogen levels, her ovaries and uterus may not respond properly, leading to no ovulation and fertility issues. Linda’s doctor prescribed medication to help her conceive but this failed. They decided IVF 110 | MARCH Connector Connector Master Layout - March 2013.indd 110

of having a family was their last resort, so they were put on the IVF waiting list for a clinic in Dubai. Then their IVF doctor told them to try Acupuncture first as the waiting list was long, and said it could help increase their chances of conceiving. Linda booked an appointment with Dr Huafei Li, an Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor based in Dubai. Medical studies have shown that IVF treatment increases the chance of conceiving by 20 to 25%, and Acupuncture used in conjunction with IVF before and after treatment can increase the chances of conceiving to around 50%, in effect doubling a couple’s chances of having a child. Some medical studies show that acupuncture can help fertility by balancing hormones, increasing blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, increasing the thickness of the uterine lining, preventing the uterus from contracting, lessening side effects of IVF drugs, reducing miscarriage, and in males can also improve the quality, quantity, and motility of the sperm. Dr Li explains, “I treat many patients male and female for infertility problems. I usually diagnose based on Chinese medicine theory and decide which acupoints to take. Linda came to me for two treatments a week, and responded well, and after one month of Acupuncture treatment she got her period and fell pregnant. This was a great result, I usually tell my patients it can take two to six months of treatment to help them conceive. Thankfully she didn’t need to even start the IVF treatment. She happily gave birth to a baby girl and I am so pleased that I could have helped her conceive naturally after all those years of trying”. Dr Li uses Acupuncture to treat infertility, PCOS, Uterine fibroids, smoking addiction, menopause, chronic pain, migraine headaches, depression, anxiety and more at a leading medical centre in Dubai. www.mydubaiconnection.com 2/23/13 12:53 PM


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YOUR HOROSCOPE by Capella

PISCES 18 Feb - 19 Mar You should be feeling good about yourself in early March with Venus and Mars both in Pisces along with the new Moon on the 11th. The feel good factor may help develop new attitudes to life, allowing you to rethink your options for greater happiness. Elevating others gives your own life new meaning, particularly around the 24th.

VIRGO 23 Aug - 22 Sep The planet of communication, Mercury, appears to move backward in your house of partners until the 18th and probably causes all sorts of disruptive issues with loved ones. The good news is that energetic and sexy Mars meets up with harmonious, peace loving Venus on the 25th, so any problems should be resolved in a most romantic way.

ARIES 20 Mar - 19 Apr Keeping secrets from all and sundry is likely with so many planets still in the area of your chart, which represents contemplative moods and seclusion. Between the 20th and 25th find time for friends and family, when you are likely to be very surprised to find that they have been suspecting the lifestyle changes you may be planning.

LIBRA 23 Sep - 22 Oct Love is in the air and likely to be very much on your mind with sexy Mars and romantic Venus conjoined in the heavens on 25th. Have fun, but don’t take to flights of fantasy and let your emotions run away with you, because the full Moon is in Libra on the 27th indicating changeable passions. Success should come in the field of employment.

TAURUS 20 Apr - 20 May Get out and about with some arty friends who should take your mind off a secret love you may have been developing for a much older person. The 7th and the 25th are days when you should be able to impress someone with practical thinking. Although you might want to let them know how much you admire them; keep it to yourself for awhile. 21 May - 20 Jun GEMINI Restrain yourself from over indulgence on the 4th, when Venus makes a difficult aspect to benefit Jupiter in Gemini. Nevertheless, you should enjoy entertaining times on the 12th and 22nd. The truth will out regarding a matter that may have been concerning you, but don’t let it affect you by keeping up with a healthy lifestyle. 21 Jun - 22 Jul CANCER Your life is bound to become excitingly adventurous with five planets in an astrological house representing philosophy, learning and long distance travel. You are likely to gain through journeys abroad, a new philosophical outlook or even religious matters. Look forward to the 24th when you should be sure of making the right career decisions. 23 Jul - 22 Aug LEO Numerous planets highlight finance connected somehow to other people, i.e. legal matters or insurance, even a will. Keep on top of the paper work yourself and don’t leave it to friends to sort for you. After the 22nd an impulsive, creative, unexpected journey overseas is indicated, where you can free yourself from the usual grind of life. 112 | MARCH Connector Connector Master Layout - March 2013.indd 112

SCORPIO 23 Oct - 21 Nov This should be a month of pleasure with a rich and glamorous love life, albeit an expensive one; involving numerous social functions with you insistent on involving youngsters. You might feel enlightened about machinery, but do avoid messing about with it on the 23rd. You are much better suited to playing with something elegant and enchanting. 22 Nov - 21 Dec SAGITTARIUS Don’t take risks by going it alone on a project. Keep other people informed of your intentions; you wouldn’t want to create unnecessary upheavals in the home. Parental ties may cause concern particularly if you suddenly find yourself infatuated with someone. It is only likely to be a short term romance and over before it has really started. CAPRICORN 22 Dec - 19 Jan Take numerous short journeys and chat with friends and neighbours about any problems. If enforced domestic changes seem likely you should have the good fortune to find favour with people who befriend you and satisfactorily guide you. An inner strength may develop enabling you to better understand and cope with what is going on around you. AQUARIUS 20 Jan - 17 Feb Saturn, the planet of control, is in the upper most part of your chart indicating that you are in charge. One needs to make a lot of effort to gain wealth and whilst you may feel that you should be expansive in social pleasures in order to meet the right people; not everyone will agree with exaggerated expenses. You should have the last word. www.mydubaiconnection.com 2/23/13 11:41 AM


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CULTURAL & SOCIAL GROUPS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SUPPORT GROUPS

3B (Better Bone Belt) National Alliance of Osteoporosis ...................................................................................282 6411 Adoption..................................................................365 8498 Dr. Raymond H. Hamden. Fellow ACFEI, Diplomate: ABPS, ABECI. Human Relations Institute Adoption-Synergy International Adoption Service..348 5452 Alcoholics Anonymous, Dubai........................050 687 0648 Ladies only - 050 1518132; www.aaarabia.org All 4 Down’s Syndrome, Dubai......................050 880 9228 Allergy Support Group at Synergy Integrated Medical Centre Call for monthly meetings........................................348 5452 Anxiety & Depression Support Group..................365 8498 Autism Friends Support Group, CEIMC.............423 3667 Breast Awareness Hotline.......................................345 4000 Dr. Walid Achi, Belhoul European Hosp...........050 632 4275 Breast Cancer Support Group...............................309 6553 Based at the American Hospital Dubai on the 1st Monday of each month at 7.30pm. Breastfeeding Q&A......email: breastfeedingqa@yahoo.com Cancer Support Group...........................................348 5452 Synergy Integrated Medical Centre, call for meetings. Crisis Prevention Program.............................050 943 31111 (at the Indian Consulate, Dubai) Saturday, 10am-2pm. Divorce Support Groups.........................................335 1200

Dubai Physiotherapy Clinic.......................................349 6333 Email: dxbphys@emirates.net.ae Dyslexia Support Group & Learning Support Services UAE Photo...................................email: hbos@emirates.net.ae For assessments & consultations, call: Anita Singhal 050 652 4325 e-mail: asinghal99@yahoo.com; cdpalmer@emirates.net.ae www.uae-photo.com. Meeting every last Sunday of the month. Genesis International Ventures............335 5578, 050 485 3160 United Christian Church of Dubai....................884 6623 Educational &training centre for people dealing w/ special needs. Evangelical Church Services. Members from more than Grief Support Group...............................................380 9298 50 nationalities. Website: www.uccdubai.com Raymee Grief Center at the LightHouse Arabia Women’s Guild Dubai/Sharjah Call or email ckirk@lighthousearabia.com to attend. Jane Henderson. 04-3945 331, Gil Salway ..........394 3185 Manzil..................................................06 534 7663, 050 354 2994 Word of Life Church, Sharjah....................050 457 3836 Educational & adaptive living skills program for students 050-735 8117. English Service, Fridays -10:30am. with special needs. www.samaritans.org operated by Samaritans in UK Mother to Mother Toddler Gp ctc: Ilse...................050 452 7674 email: jo@samaritans.org Mums and Tots Community Group..................050 775 4579 Mothers’ Network of Asthmatic Children..................282 6411 CHARITY GROUP Dubai Foundation for Women & Children.......6060 300 Overeaters Anonymous..........................................050 249 4650 email: oaindubai@hotmail.com Foresight (Fax: 364 3705)...................................364 3703 Psychology for Everyday Living: Not For Women Only Gulf for Good.......................................................368 0222 Human Relations Institute.........................................365 8498 website: www.gulf4good.org. Special Families Support, call Gulshan.......360 5654, 050 454 1940 Injaz-UAE.............................................................429 8763 Fun activities for the children with special needs & families. E-mail: info@injaz-uae.org; Website: www.injaz-uae.org website: www.sfs-group.net International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Still Birth and Neonatal Death Society (S.A.N.D.S) Mr. Ahmad Al Jabi, email: ifaw.uae@gmail.com, Please see website for further details www.dubai-sands.org website: www.ifaw.org Stop Smoking Program, Dr. Taher Khalil...............268 7655 PoshPaws Animal Sanctuary.......................050 273 0973 Stress Workshop......................................................365 8498 Dr. Raymond H. Hamden. Clinical & Forensic Psychologist. www.poshpawsdubai.com/AnimalSanctuary.aspx SOS Children’s Villages Arab Fund...........050 559 8591 Survivors of Childhood Sex Abuse Support Group The British Community Assistance Fund (BCAF).......... clarebugden@gmail.com Monthly meetings for ladies only. ................................................................................337 1413 The Al-Anon Family Groups...........................050 697 4393 UNICEF.............................................360 0778 / 368 0707 TwinsPlus, a support group for parents of twins, triplets or more. Please contact Suman at 050 658 1338 or info@twinsplusme.com E-mail: dubai@unicef.org; Website: www.unicef.org Wafi Shopping Mall Mum & Toddler Gp......050 656 5837 ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS Every Sun, Mon, & Wed from 9.30am-11.30am. Emirates Environmental Group........................331 8100 Workshops in Psychology.......................................365 8498 P.O. Box 7013, Dubai...................................(fax) 332 8500 Human Relations Institute The Emirates Children’s Symphony Orchestra Conductor - Mr. Riad Kudsi..........................050 633 5270 Email: csokudsi@emirates.net.ae

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

ACUPUNCTURE Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic........... ..............................................................................349 6333 Emirates European Medical Centre Specialist - Huafei Li, Acupuncture & Traditional 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

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

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

ALLERGY AND ASTHMA Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. Dr. Michael Meurer, Consultant Dermatologist www.skin-and-laser.com.......................................349 8800 Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.....................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..............06 561 9999 Dr. Mohammed Harriss MBBS, MD, DTCD,DNB,MRCP (UK) Dr. Wedad Nabih Ahmed MD, MRCP (London) AMBULANCE SERVICES American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6333 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 136 Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Dubai.376 8400

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

AVIATION MEDICINE Synergy Integrated Medical Centre.............348 5452 Dr. Roger Akel Dr. AdhamAlameddin Dr. Rachel Hayek

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

BARBER SHOP Amaya Men’s Salon Lamcy Plaza..................335 3282 BEAUTY PRODUCTS Bio Sculpture® Gel - leading nail care..........341 4820 info@bio-sculpture.ae, www.biosculpture.me KAESO MANICURE / PEDICURE Products..282 2555 NUBAR Nail Polish & Spa Essentials..........282 2555 DASHING DIVA NAIL APPLIQUES..........282 2555 BE NATURAL Callus / Cuticle Eliminator...282 1555

BEAUTY SALONS Amaya Salon & Spa Downtown Burj............374 1496 Amaya Salon & Spa Lamcy Plaza.................335 1101 Chiropody Center Beauty Dept.............050 494 4813 CACI non-surgical facelift and Micro Dermabrasion LPC for Full body & Face (CIBTAC - London) Hairdreams Salon...343 8828/ 312 2410/ 050 679 7916 Hairworks Top UK Stylists JBR, Rimal 1 Plaza Level 18-A.......................437 0222 Spinneys Umm Suqeim, Al Wasl Rd...............394 0777 Spinneys Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi..................02 681 6678 Ibn Batuta Mall, China Court...........................451 2777 Jumeirah Beach Road, next to The Palm Strip......385 4777 Orchid Beauty Boutique (Shj Ladies Club).....06 506 7878 Rain Lounge (hair/body/nails)............................................ ...................................351 1010, 351 0800, 050 100 5229 Reflection Beauty Care.................394 4595, 394 9906 www.reflectionhairandbeautycentre.com roots salon, Jumeira.........................................344 4040 Etihad Mall Mirdif......283 9111; Al Ain.....03 784 3686 Al Barsha..........347 3332; Novotel WTC........310 8206 The Hair Corridor, Jumeirah.......................394 5622 The Hair Shop Salon, Trade Center…...........332 6616 The Hair Shop Salon, Bab Al Shams.…........809 6238 The Hair Shop Salon, Meydan Hotel.............381 3368 The Nail Spa, Arabian Ranches Golf Club….452 2262 Meadows Town Centre…………………….…447 0744 Dubai Mall........................................................339 9078 The Aviation Club ...........................................282 1617 Ibn Batuta Mall.................................................368 5070 Mercato.............................................................349 7766 www.thenailspa.com The Organic Glow Beauty Lounge, Jumeirah...380 4666

BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY Human Relations Institute ............................365 8498 BIRTHDAY PARTIES Crash-in-Castles LLC.............................050 652 4769 Petting Farm Parties-Poshpaws Animal Sanctuary... ....................................................................056 6044091 Facebook-Poshpaws Animal-Sanctuary-Kennels-Cattery

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AUTISM / A.D.D / A.D.H.D Human Relations Institute............................365 8498 Kids in Motion Pediatric Therapy Services...422 9147 ABA, Behavior Modification, Floor Time, Play Therapy, Functional Behavior Assessment, www.kimpts.com

BALLOONS Crash-in-Castles LLC.............................050 652 4769 Party Zone.......................................................344 8464

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


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

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

CAR RENTAL Perfect Line Rent A Car and Limousine Service........... ..............................................................................331 3788

CARDIAC CATH LAB Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah............06 561 9999 Dr. Abhay K. Pande DM, DNB, MD, FACC, FESC Dr. Adel Y. Al Eryani MRCP, ABIM, AB (Card.) Dr. Adel Abushi Facharzt (German Board) Internal, Emergency & Rescue Medicine, Ph.D. in Cardiology & MD in Medicine (Germany) CARDIAC HEALTH SCREENING Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 260 Dr. Fatemeh Nabavizadeh, Specialist Cardiologist Dr. Same Al Hashmy, Registrar Cardiologist

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

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

CHILD DEVELOPMENT TRAINING Human Relations Institute.............................365 8498

CHILDREN’S THERAPY Awladouna Center for Learning & Rehabilitation Sharjah.......................................................06 538 7538 School for Children with Special Needs: Developmental delays, Autism Spectrum disorders, Down's syndrome, Cerebral Palsy etc Vocational services: Tailoring, Computer printing, Jewellery designing. Website: www.awladouna.net Also available: Speech / Occupational therapy / Psychology assessment and sessions. Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic...... (SpeechTherapy)...............................................349 6333 Human Relations Institute.............................365 8498 Kids in Motion Pediatric Therapy Services..422 9147 Occupational, Physical, Speech & Verbal Behavior Therapy, Psychology, (Clinic/Home based), www.kimpts.com Safe Center for Autism & Asperger's Syndrome…... ……………………….………394 6411 / 050 451 6363 Music Therapy, Play Therapy CHIROPODY Chiropody Center, Beach Rd. Villa 780........348 4092 George Stobel, German Board Certified Specialists in Medical Chiropody/ Podiatry Dr. Sami Tabib, DPM (USA), Podiatrist 050 422 3678 Koutar El Abed (Chiropodist, Belgium) Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic....... ..........................................................................349 6333

CHIROPRACTOR Emirates European Medical Centre...348 1166 / 050 6403307 www.chiropracticdubai.com Osteopathic Health Centre...348 7366/ 288 8525 / 423 2096 Peter Engmark, Chiropractor / Integrative Care the DentalSPA..........395 2005 / www.thedentalspa.org 24-Hour Emergency...................................050 563 0611 Top Medical Center........................................394 5596 Dr. Neda Nafei, Chiropractor - USA Dr. Chris Owen, Chiropractor CIRCUMCISION Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr. Abbara.....................268 5333


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

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

COLONIC HYDROTHERAPY Imar Spa, Umm Al Quwain.....................06 766 4440 Colonic Irrigation, Detox (Ladies Clinic & Hotel Spa) Talise Spa Madinat Jumeirah……...………366 6810 COLORECTAL SURGERY American Hospital Dubai.............................377 6553 Dr. Paul Sayad, Specialist Gen. Surgeon Dr. Nader Salti, Consultant Gen. Surgeon COLOUR THERAPY W/ ALTEARAH BIO Lotus Wellness Spa, Dubai Marina...............440 2805

COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH EDUCATION The Holistic Institute (KHDA approved)......450 3525 IFPA and ITEC qualification www.theholisticinstitute.org Transformations Institute......................050 474 5613 UK & USA accredited training in psychological & holistic therapies, incl. Clinical Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Counselling, NLP; also: Biofeedback, EFT & Meridian Therapies, Tai Chi, Qi Gong & Healing Tao Chinese Yoga info@transforminst.com

COMPUTER SERVICES Key Solutions..................................................338 1142 Quick & Reliable support for Home & Offices Wireless Networking, Virus Cleanup, Data Recovery & Backup. Pinnacle Computer Systems LLC……...….335 0053 IT, ERP/ CRM, IT Support….....www.pinnacledxb.com

COSMETIC DENTISTRY Al Zahra Private Medical Centre….........…331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 American Dental Clinic, Dubai....344 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 CosmeSurge, Dubai - Jumeirah......................344 5915 CosmeSurge, Dubai - Marina ........................447 1777 www.CosmeSurge.com the DentalSPA.........395 2005 / www.thedentalspa.org 24-Hour Emergency…..…………………050 563 0611

COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY Advanced medical aesthetic treatments Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 CosmeSurge, Dubai - Jumeirah......................344 5915 CosmeSurge, Dubai - Marina ........................447 1777 www.CosmeSurge.com Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital....800-352 Dr. Radmila Lukian, Dermatologist Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 226 Dr. Nabeela Mahmood Eid Rashed, Specialist Dermatologist

COSMETIC SURGERY Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com...................................349 8800 Cocoona Aesthetic Transformation Centre...394 1090

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CLINICS & HOSPITALS Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr. Abbara....................268 5333 Al Taie Center for Laparoscopic & Obesity Surgery .........................................................................342 1999 Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 American Hospital Dubai.............................336 7777 Dubai London Clinic (Festival City)..........…..800325 Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic...... .........................................................................349 6333 Human Relations Institute ...........................365 8498 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 102 Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Dubai.376 8400 Neuro Spinal Hospital.................342 0000/ 315 7777/ ........................................................315 7711/ 315 7758 Synergy Integrated Medical Centre............348 5452 Top Medical Center.......................................394 5596 Top Medical Center (Branch), Grosvenor House..........317 6569/ 395 8159/ 395 8584 Wooridul Spine Centre..................................304 6767

SpaDunya Colour Experience......................439 3669 Sharjah Ladies Club................................06 506 7777

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Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Dr. M. Istrabadi MD, FRCS, American Board of Urology Dr. Khairallah Al Hussaini MD, FRCS (Glasgow) Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 145 Dr. Raad Yusufani, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Suhail Kazim, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Amgad Farouk, Consultant Urologist


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

COSMETIC THERAPIST Rehabilitation of scar tissue, scar camouflage, permanent make-up corrections. Medcare Hospital, Dubai..........................407 9101 / 226 COSTUMES & FANCY DRESS Party Zone...........................................................344 8464

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

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

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

DANCE LESSONS Ballet, Tap & Jazz- Marina/ Motor City........050 875 4982 www.LisaDanceDubai.com Cello Music & Ballet Centre (Cello Ballet)..................... ............................................................399 5452 / 422 2452 DanceHorizons............................360 7691, 050 644 2972 Specialized Music & Movement Program from 4 years, RAD Ballet. www.dancehorizons.ae Expressions of Dance & Drama (Expression).................. ................................................02 493 0115 / 056 739 7721 Fitness@Spadunya.…...................................….439 3669 Sharmila Dance…………...........…....……050 858 1083 Hip Hop, Jazz, St. Jazz, Ballet & Lyrical Contemporary classes. www.sharmiladance.com, info@sharmiladance.com The Ballet Centre - R.A.D. Ballet…….........….344 9776 I.S.T.D. Modern, Tap and Jazz. Taekwondo, Hip-Hop, Cheerleading, Mini-musical Theatre, Irish Dancing, Rhythmic Gym, Piano, Fitness and Adult Dance Classes

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Turning Pointe.........................................050 877 5918 800 BALLET (800 225538), 800 DANCE (800 32623) RAD Ballet 3yrs up. From 6 yrs up Zumba, Glee Club, Hip Hop & Street Jazz. Over 35 Studios throughout the UAE. www.turningpointe.ae

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

DENTAL IMPLANTS Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 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). Cocoona Aesthetic Transformation Centre...394 1090 Cooper Dermatology Clinic…………......….346 6671 Dr. Amin ur Rahman, Harvard University Specialist Dentist Periodontics Dubai London Clinic Dental Centre.............378 2921 Dr. Geoffrey Sharpe, BDS MFDS RCPS MSc MRD (Perio) RCSEd Medcare Hospital, Dubai......................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Prem Nanda, Orthodontist & Implantologist Dr. Hani Salam, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon the DentalSPA..........395 2005 / www.thedentalspa.org 24 hours emergency...................................050 563 0611

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

DENTISTS Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. Wissam J. Jarouche DDS,CES,DU,DSO (Paris) Dr. Edgard Irany DDS, MS, C.E.S. (France) Dr. Awad Omran Ashekhi BDS, MSc, Ph.D (Eng), MOMSRCPS (Glasgow), Master (laser), Fellowship & Diploma (Implant) (USA) Dr. Said K. Shahwan BDS, HDD, D. Imp.,MSc Dr. Qabas Mohamed Saleh B.D.S. Dr. Mona Omar Suleiman B.D.S., (University of Jordan) American Dental Clinic, Dubai....344 0668 / 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


DIABETES COUNSELLING Al Zahra Private Medical Centre...............331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah........06 561 9999 Dr. Nagwa Khalil Akasha MBBCh., MRCP (Ire), CIDC (UK) Dr. Nishanth Sanalkumar MBBS, MD, Diplomate American Board Dr. Rima Tahhan MD, Diabetes Dip (UK), American Board Internal Medicine American Hospital Dubai............................377 6876 Dr. H. Penninckx, Sp. Endocrinologist

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

DIAGNOSTICS Medcare Hospital, Dubai....................407 9101 / 124

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

DIETICIAN See Weight Loss Al Zahra Private Medical Centre...............331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah........06 561 9999 Ms. Maisa F. Odeh BSc., (Food & Nutrition) Ms. Uma Subramaniyam BSc (Food & Nutrition) M.A. (Sociology) American Hospital Dubai............................377 6606 Mariam Saleh, Clinical Dietician, MSc. RD. May El Moghrabi, Dietician Medcare Hospital, Dubai....................407 9101 / 226 Mr. Mohamed El Syed El Falahgi, Dietitian DIGESTIVE ENDOSCOPY Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital..800-352 DIGESTIVE & LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY General & Laparoscopic Surgery Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital..800-352 Dr. J.C. Mathias, Specialist General Surgery

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DERMATOLOGISTS Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 Al Zahra Private Medical Centre…............331 5000 Dr. med. Samir Hantirah MBChB, Msc., Facharzt, MD Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Dr. Esther Ferrao Rodrigues MD (Skin & Veneral Diseases), MBBS Dr. Jobeetha Yoosuf MBBS, DDSc.Derm (UK) MSc.Derm (UK) Dr. Mustafa Marai MBChB, MSc. (UK) FRCP (Ireland) Dr. Samer Kudsi Belgium Board Dermatology & Venereology American Hospital Dubai.............................377 6958 Dr. Syed Shah, Specialist Dermatologist Dr. Roula Amer, Specialist Dermatologist

Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C..............345 4000 Dr. Ibrahim Abbara Dermatologist Cooper Dermatology Clinic.........................346 6671 Dr. Rolf Soehnchen, Consultant Dermatology Medcare Hospital, Dubai....................407 9101 / 226 Dr. Nabeela Mahmood Eid Rashed, Specialist Dermatologist the DentalSPA........395 2005 / www.thedentalspa.org

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Trained & Board Certified Canada & USA, Dr. Sunil Bhoolabhai, BDS, DDS, General Dentist Dr. Deyse Carvalho, DDS, Prosthodontist (Brazil) Mrs. Roxana Tabrizian, Dental Hygienist Trained & Board Certified Canada Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C............345 4000 Dr. May Abdulmonem Mahdi, Dentist British Dental Clinic......................................342 1318 Dr. Rodney Harrison, General Dentist, BDS (UK) Dr. Deon Hugo, General Dentist, BChD (SA) Dr. Linda Joy Afif, General Dentist, BChD (UK) Dr. Faisal Munif, General Dentist, BDS (UK) Dr. Caroline Rachel Dunn,General Dentist, BChD (Leeds, UK) Dr. Mehnaz Kamali Periodontist & Implantologist BDS, MFDS, M Clint Dent (Periodontics) KCL MRD (Perio) RCSED, CCST (UK) Dr. Y.S. Tosun, DDS, MS. PhD., Orthodontist Dr. Hani Abd-ul-Salam, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, BSc, MSc, DDS, PhD, OMFSA(Canada) Dr. Leila Hariri, DDS (USA)........................349 9433 Dubai London Clinic Dental Centre............378 2921 Dr. Evan O'Malley, B. Dent. SC. BA Dr. Nora Powell, BDS LDS RCS (London) Dr. Geoffrey Sharpe,BDS MFDS RCPS MSc MRD (Perio) RCSEd Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Sinan Salim, Conservative Dentist Dr. Lubab Jassim Mohammed, Paedodontist Dr. Hani A. Salam, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon Swedish Dental Clinic, Deira....223 1297/ 050 588 2213 The only Swedish Dental Clinic in Dubai since '85. We do Implants, Orthodontics, Prosthetics & Cosmetic Dentistry w/ our Swedish Dentists. High quality & competitive price. the DentalSPA.........395 2005 / www.thedentalspa.org 24 hours emergency..................................050 563 0611 Top Medical Center (Branch), Grosvenor House..........317 6569/ 395 8159/ 395 8584 Dr. Cornelia Prevot, GP Dentist


Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 145 Dr. Raad Yusufani, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Suhail Kazim, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Emad Fayyad, Consultant Gastroenterologist

DIVING MEDICINE Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital......800-352 DOG TRAINING Dubai Kennels & Cattery..................................285 1646 website: www.dkc.ae Homely Petz.................................................050 871 7073 www.homelypetz.com, training@homelypetz.com UK, US, Hungarian Certified Canine Obedience Trainers: Members of Association of Pet Dog Trainers DYSLEXIA ASSESSMENT & REMEDIATION Lexicon Reading Center.............................050 795 4428 www.LexiconReadingCenter.org

EAR, NOSE & THROAT SPECIALISTS Al Zahra Private Medical Centre….................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 Dr. Faheem A. Tadros MBBS, FRCS (UK) Dr. Yahya Kabil MBBCh., DLO (Lon.), FRCS (Edin.) Dr. Lekha K. Kapoor MBBS, DORL, MS (ENT) (Mumbai), DOHNS, MRCS Ed, MSc (Voice) (London) Dr. Fouad Al Barri MBBS, MD American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6450 Dr. Muaaz Tarabichi, ENT Specialist Dr. Carmelo Barbaccia, Specialist Otolaryngologist Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C....................345 4000 Dr. Tarek Eissa ENT Specialist Dr. Michel Charles Szalay ENT Specialist Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital......800-352 Dr. Makki Shuker, ENT Specialist Dr. Sasa Janjanin, ENT Specialist Medcare Hospital, Dubai..........................407 9101 / 256 Dr. Mohamad I. El - Naggar, Consultant ENT Dr. Nikita Malhotra, Specialist ENT EAR PROTECTIONS Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 256 Mr. Riza A.V, Audiologist Widex Emirates Hearing Care....................06 544 7332

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

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST Human Relations Institute................................365 8498 Osteopathic Health Centre..348 7366/ 288 8525 / 423 2096 Jeannine Deitos (Clinical Psychologist)

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Top Medical Center (Branch), Grosvenor House..............317 6569/ 395 8159/ 395 8584 Evelyn Seika, Educational Psychologist Practitioner

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

ENDOCRINOLOGY Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. Nagwa Khalil Akasha MBBCh., MRCP (Ireland), CIDC(UK) Dr. Nishanth Sanalkumar MBBS, MD Diplomate American Board Dr. Rima Tahhan MD, Diabetes Dip (UK), American Board Internal Medicine American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6893 Dr. H. Penninckx, Sp. Endocrinologist 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 ENTERTAINMENT & EVENT MANAGEMENT Crash-in-Castles LLC.............................050 652 4769

EVENTS Flaming Trio Events…….......396 4888/ 050 631 0585 Provides professional flair bartenders. Bar & Furniture rental for all events. Event Consultancy, Decor (floral) for Weddings, Private Parties & Corporate Events. info@flamingtrioevents.com; www.flamingtrioevents.com EXECUTIVE HEALTH SCREENING Medcare Hospital, Dubai......................407 9101 / 102 EXECUTIVE MEDICALS Dubai London Clinic (Festival City)...............800-325 Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital........800-352

EXERCISE / FITNESS CONSULTATION Gold Salon.......................................................321 1423


FAMILY MEDICINE Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic..349 6333 Top Medical Center (Branch), Grosvenor House............317 6569/ 395 8159/ 395 8584 Dr. Charlotte Zoeller, Specialist Family Medicine Dr. Mavluda McDonnell, Specialist Family Medicine

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

FITNESS CENTRES & HEALTH CLUBS Exhale Fitness Studios - JBR........................424 3777 Fitness First Al Hana Center……………….........……….398 9030 Al Mussalla Tower……………................….397 4117 Beach Park Plaza............................………..385 6464 Bur Juman Center…………...…........……..351 0044 Deira City Center……………….….......…..299 9399 DIFC…………………..………….......……..363 7444 Dubai Festival City……..……............…… 375 0177 Dubai Media City……………....…......……424 3999 European Business Center - Green Community..884 8833 Ibn Battuta…………………..……....……...366 9933

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

FOOD ALLERGY TEST Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com...................................349 8800 FOOTCARE Chiropody Center (George Stobel, Germany)...348 4092 Dr. Sami Tabib, DPM (USA), Podiatrist 050 422 3678 Koutar El Abed (Chiropodist, Belgium) Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic...... ..........................................................................349 6333

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

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

GASTROENTEROLOGY Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Dr. Srinath P. Dore MD (Swiss), Belgian Boards(Gastro.) Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. Thomas James MBBS, MD, DM (Gastro.) American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6893 Dr. Regina Will, Sp. Gastroenterologist Dr. Sudhir Pandya, Sp. Gastroenterologist Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Dr. Anand Nathwani Specialist Gastroenterologist

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FERTILITY CLINIC Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr. Abbara....................268 5333 Al Zahra Private Medical Centre................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Dr. Mrs. Urmil Verma FRCOG (UK) Dr. Mrs. Nafissa El Serafi FRCOG (UK) Dr. Mrs. Ameera Zoheer MS (Alex.) Dr. Mrs. Shama Nawaz MRCOG (UK), MRCP (Ire.) Dr. Rabab Medhi Hilmy MBBCh, CABGO Dr. Tahrir A. Ali, MBChB, Diploma in Gynae & Obs., Arab Board in Gynae. & Obs., MRCOG MBChB, DGO, MRCOG, FRCOG Conceive- The Gynaecology & Fertility Hospital ......................................050 847 5666 / 06 577 1822 Dr. Pankaj Shrivastav, M.D, FRCOG Dr. Wafa Gyn & Fertility Centre….............437 7520 Dr. Khalil Wafa, FRCOG (UK) Consultant Gynaecologist & Reproductive Medicine Fakih IVF (Dubai & Abu Dhabi)….…..….. 349 7600 IVF, ICSI, PGD, Mini IVF, Natural Cycle IVF, IUI, PCOS

Knowledge Village Dubai……..........……...429 8744 Mirdif City Center…………….....…….…. 236 2288 Motor City Dubai…………………...……...431 0919 Oasis Center Dubai………………........…...330 7736 Uptown Mirdif………………….....………..288 2311 Uptown Mirdif Ladies……………........…..288 8039 Al Manzil…………………………..………. 437 0576 Lakes……………………….…...………..….438 0338 Meadows……….....…………...…………… 437 0545 Town Center…………………...……………439 2323 Safeer Mall Sharjah……………......……06 531 8848 Safeer Mall Sharjah Ladies…............….06 531 9880 Dalma Mall…………………..............…..02 550 4330 Marina Mall Abu Dhabi…….........……..02 666 2116 Fitness@Spadunya.…...............................….439 3669 Sharjah Ladies Club.................................06 506 7867 TribeFit, Dubai Marina (tribefit.com)...Call 800 87423

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FAMILY GENERAL PRACTICE See General Practitioners Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital.....800-352 Dr. Barbara Vela, G.P. General Practicioner Dr. Rula Albadri, Specialist Family Medicine Dr. Jaber Hayaty, G.P. General Practicioner Dr. N.S.Prasad, G.P. General Practicioner Dr. Ahmar Ghorbanpor, G.P. General Practicioner Dr. John McCallen, Specialist Family Medicine Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic..349 6333


Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital......800-352 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Emad Fayyad , Consultant Gastroenterologist

GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY Abuhammour Medical Centre..........................363 5353 Dr. Adnan Abu Hammour, MD, American Board Certified

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

GENERAL SURGERY Abbara Poly Clinic.............................................268 5333 Dr. Ismail Abbara (Fachartz Frankfurt University) Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.....................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 Dr. Khalil Sammour MB.Ch.B - FRCS Dr. Istabrak Al Imam MBChB, M.B., FRCS (Ed) Dr. Maren Schulze PhD & MD in General Surgery American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6553 Dr. Paul Sayad, Specialist Gen. Surgeon Dr. Nader Salti, Consultant Gen. Surgeon Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C....................345 4000 Dr. Nabil Abdullah Khattab Specialist General Surgeon Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital......800-352 Dr. J.C. Mathias, Specialist General Surgery Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 145 Dr. Raad Yusufani, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Suhail Kazim, Consultant General Surgeon Dr. Mario Patricolo, Specialist Paediatric Surgeon

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Neuro Spinal Hospital..................315 7777 / 315 7877 Dr. Bassam Naoh

GERIATRICS (AGING) American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6877 Dr. S. Meenrajan, Sp. Geriatrics Medicine

GYNAECOLOGISTS & OBSTETRICS Abbara Poly Clinic.........................................268 5333 Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. Mrs. Urmil Verma FRCOG (UK) Dr. Mrs. Nafissa El Serafi FRCOG (UK) Dr. Mrs. Ameera Zoheer MS (Alex.) Dr. Mrs. Shama Nawaz MRCOG (UK), MRCP (Ire.) Dr. Rabab Medhi Hilmy MBBCh, CABGO Dr. Tahrir A. Ali, MBChB, Diploma in Gynae & Obs., Arab Board in Gynae. & Obs., MRCOG MBChB, DGO, MRCOG, FRCOG American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6879 Dr. A.C. Rajalakshmi, Specialist Obs/Gyn Dr. O. Braithwaite, Consultant Obs/Gyn Dr. N. Salahuddin, Consultant Obs/Gyn Dr. Maia Danielson, Consultant Obs/Gyn Dr. Mia Branch, Consultant Obs/Gyn Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Dr. Galina Kalatova Specialist OBS/ GYN Dr. Amal William Specialist OBS/ GYN Dr. Munima Habib Specialist OBS/GYN (under supervision) Conceive- The Gynaecology & Fertility Hospital....... ...................................................050 847 5666 / 06 577 1822 Dr. Pankaj Shrivastav, M.D, FRCOG Dr. Leila Soudah Clinic..................................395 5591 Specialist Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Facharzt, Germany. Part-time Doctor in American Hospital Dubai and City Hospital Dubai. Dr. Wafa Gyn & Fertility Centre….….........437 7520 Dr. Khalil Wafa, FRCOG (UK) Laparoscopic Gynaecological Surgeon Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital....800-352 Dr. Anna Sepiolo, Specialist OBS./GYN. Dr. Rajesh Devassy, Specialist OBS./GYN. Fetal Medicine & Genetic Center.................360 4040 Dr. Afshin Pour Mirza, PhD (Germany) Dr. Soraya Farah, MD (France) Medcare Hospital, Dubai.......................407 9101 / 255 Dr. Paramjit Luthra, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr. Azza Gouda Attia Ibrahim, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr. Wafa Sulaiman Al Nasseri, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr. Shiva H Krishnan, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist


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

HAIR PRODUCTS Great Lengths Hair Extensions....................321 5162 Great Lengths UAE..................................050 625 0288 Exclusive Distributors and Educators JOICO Hair Colors & Hair care............….282 2555 Philip Kingsley Hair Care.............................2821555 label.m, Lee Stafford (Vogue Trading)........286 8919 Tanagra at Gold Salon..................................321 1423

HAIR REMOVAL Aesthetica Clinic.........269 8005 / 429 8533 / 342 8383 Complimentary consultation Specialist in minimally invasive rejuvenation procedures. Most Advanced Lasers & Light based systems on the market. Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 226 HAIR TRANSPLANTATION Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800

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

HEARING AIDS Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 101 Mr. Riza A.V, Audiologist Widex Emirates Hearing Care................06 544 7332 Widex Medical, Dubai...................................343 3950 Widex Medical, Abu Dhabi......................02 634 0670 HEART CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE American Hospital Dubai.............................377 6364 Dr. Khaldoun Taha, Consultant Cardiologist Prof. Dr. Uwe Klima, Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Omar Hallak, Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Abdalla Elsebaey, Assoc. Cardiac Surgeon HERNIA Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr. Abbara....................268 5333 American Hospital Dubai.............................377 6553 Dr. Paul Sayad, Specialist Gen. Surgeon Dr. Nader Salti, Consultant Gen. Surgeon

HOMEOPATHY Charly PolyClinic…........….337 9191 / 050 213 9191 Dr. Raji Chandran, Homeopathic Practitioner Homeopathic Medicine, BHMS, MD 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. Samir Ahmad, Geriatrician / Hospitalist HUMAN RESOURCE CONSULTANCY Human Relations Institute..............................365 849

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

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HAIR EXTENSIONS Gold Salon..............................321 1423, 050 625 0288 Great Lengths to go..............321 5162, 050 535 5527 Hairdreams Salon..343 8828/ 312 2410/ 050 679 7916 Karkafi Hair…….......….…........352 8711 / 262 6206 roots salon (Great Lengths), Jumeira.............344 4040 Etihad Mall Mirdif......283 9111; Al Ain....03 784 3686 Al Barsha.........347 3332; Novotel WTC........310 8206 Toni&Guy Salon (Natural Soft Press Link).....324 4900

Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Sajjad Haider Khan, Specialist In Hair Restoration Surgery

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New Hope Gynaecology Fertility Hospital…............. ....................................................................06 525 4446 Dr. Dieter Struller Dr. Asma Munir www.newhopegfhospital.com, Fax: 06 525 4447 Right Medical Centre, Sharjah…..…......06 555 1575 Dr. Clemencia Tan Montecillo - Sp. “A” Gynae & Obstetrics - Filipina Top Medical Center (Branch), Grosvenor House..........317 6569/ 395 8159/ 395 8584 Dr Dolores Ruth Kent, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology


HYPNOTHERAPIST Beryl Comar MA,MEd, MNLP, CHt............050 655 4523 Hypnotist 25+ yrs. Training Hypnotists since '96 Only faculty member of NGH in Middle East www.changedubai.com, www.changeassociates.ae Transformations Institute…….............…..050 474 5613 Harley Street Senior Clinical Consultant & Professional Practitioner Trainer, Dr Leila Edwards info@transforminst.com ICE SKATING Sharjah Ladies Club......................................06 506 7822 IMPLANTOLOGIST British Dental Clinic..........................................342 1318 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Prem Nanda, Orthodontist & Implantologist Dr. Hani Salam, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

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

INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE Neuro Spinal Hospital........................................315 7777 Dr. Shadi Badin INTERIOR DESIGN St. Tropez Design.......................336 2003, 050 795 1390 Interior, landscaping, pool .....................www.stdubai.com

INTERNAL MEDICINE

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

Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.....................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 Dr. M. Hosni Gomaa MBBS, DC, DM,MRCP (UK) Dr. Elias Sayegh MD, MACP (USA), Dr. Ghada Eid Hassan Abu Houli MBBCh.,MRCP (UK) Dr. Tariq Ziad Kutob MD, American Board Internal Medicine Dubai London Clinic (Festival City)...................800-325 Dr. Dragana Sarenac, Specialist Internal Medicine Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital......800-352 Dr. Mina Milovanovic, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr. Iwona Marczak, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr. Dragana Sarenac, Specialist Internal Medicine Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic........... ..............................................................................349 6333 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 141 Dr. Mazen Raid Naba, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr. Salvin George, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr. Same Al Hashmy, Specialist Internal Medicine Dr. Ihab Mohd Ramadan, Specialist Internal Medicine Right Medical Centre, Sharjah…...........…..06 555 1575 Dr. Nand Kishore Gupta, Physician 050 635 9821

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

JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGEONS Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. Kerim A. Attara FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Edin) Dr. Deepak Bhatia FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Glas.) Dr. Shoaib Farooq Mughal MBBS, MRCSEd (UK), FRCS (Ire) Dr. Mujeeb Shaik MBBS, MS (Ortho) FRCS (Ed.) FRCS (Trauma & Ortho) UK Neuro Spinal Hospital.................315 7761 / 315 7814 Dr. Matthias Honl Dr. Hans Fuchs

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

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

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


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

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

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

LIPOSUCTION Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com..................................349 8800 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C...............345 4000 Dr. Zoran Lekic Specialist Plastic Surgeon Cocoona Aesthetic Transformation Centre...394 1090 Dr. Ashok Govila.....................................050 617 2630 Consultant Plastic Surgeon, FRCS (UK), MS, MCh (Plastic Surgery), Lifeline Medical Center JBR / Dubai Marina - 04 399 1119 LITHOTRIPSY - ESWL Removal of Kidney Stones without surgery Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr. Abbara....................268 5333 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 Dr. M. Istrabadi MD, FRCS, American Board of Urology Dr. Khairallah Al Hussaini MD, FRCS (Glas.) Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 102 LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE Get on Track............380 5569 / Fax No…....380 5579 Semir Bakija BSc, MLD Therapist Nora Straeter BSc, MLD Therapist Elena Stefaniu BSc, MLD Therapist

MAINTENANCE TASKforce Technical Services......................800 8275

MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENING Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6642 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 124 MARRIAGE & FAMILY COUNSELLING Human Relations Institute............................365 8498

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

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

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


MASSAGES (also see Aromatherapy) eSSensuals Aromatherapy Centre....................344 8776 Golden Crown Massage Centre Dubai Marina….…….................395 0905 / 056 747 4560 Al Barsha....................................422 1147 / 056 694 5202 Lotus Wellness Spa, Dubai Marina.…..…....….440 2805 Top Medical Center...........................................394 5596

MEDITATIVE ARTS Illuminations Well-being Center, JLT…...........448 7043 Email: info@illuminationsworld.com Self empowerment workshops, healing & meditation Twin Hearts Meditation..................368 8067 / 368 8104 Fax: 368 8121; Email: phfdubai@emirates.net.ae MEMBERSHIP Marah Party Town........................................06 506 7744 NAIL STUDIOS The Nail Beautique............................................348 1888

NATUROPHATIC MEDICINE Synergy Integrated Medical Centre.................348 5452 Dr. Parviz Rashvand

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

NEURO-LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING (NLP) Beryl Comar MA, MEd, MNLP, CHt...............050 655 4523 Gold Master Trainer, Trainer of the Year 2007 NLP Coach Confidential, www.changeassociates.ae Global NLP………….......….......…........…050 474 5613 Trainers personally 'highly recommended' by NLP coFounder, Dr Richard Bandler. Only international Society of NLP Licensed Centre in UAE. Individual coaching & NLP Practitioner & Master Practitioner-Coach courses. info@transforminst.com Matrix Consulting (Training)…….....................343 2555 NLP Certification programs, Time Line Therapy®, Hypnosis, NLP Coaching NEURO-MUSCULAR/ REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPIST Osteopathic Health Centre..348 7366/ 288 8525 / 423 2096 Naomi Cassrels Dip NMT, MT (NZ) NEURO-REHABILITATION Neuro Spinal Hospital.....................315 7711 / 315 7758 Dr. Abdul Karim Msaddi Dr. Kaydar M. Al-Chalabi

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

NEUROLOGIST Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Dr. Harith Hamdan MBChB, DCN (Neurology) University of London (UK) Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. Abdullah Haroon MD, Diplomate American Board of Neurology Dr. Sharmila Changkakoti MBBS, MD, DM Dr. Ghassan George Haddad American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6893 Dr. Mohd. Ismail, Specialist Neurologist Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Dr. Khalid Al Saffar Specialist Neurologist GNC, German Neuroscience Center............429 8578 www.gncdubai.com Medcare Hospital, Dubai......................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Amin Abdullah Al Shawabkeh, Specialist Neurologist Neuro Spinal Hospital.............….315 7877 / 315 7876 Dr. Sarmed Al Fahad Dr. Sarmad Al Shammaa NEUROPHYSIOLOGY Neuro Spinal Hospital..................315 7877 / 315 7876 Dr. Sarmed Al Fahad NUCLEAR MEDICINE Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. Shekhar V. Shikare MBBS,DRM,DNB (Nuc.Med.) American Board Certified Nuclear Cardiologist American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6643 Dr. Shah Numani, Consultant NM/PET-CT

NURSERY (PRIVATE) See Schools Aga Khan Early Learning Centre................336 7676 http://www.agakhanschools.org/akelc/


OBESITY MANAGEMENT Abuhammour Medical Centre......................363 5353 Al Taie Center for Laparoscopic & Obesity Surgery ……………....……………………….....…….342 1999 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Mirdif Center for Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, Uptown Mirdif Dubai…………............……..255 9297 Fadi Shkour - Occupational Therapist

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

OPHTHALMOLOGISTS Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah............06 561 9999 Dr. Niaz A. Khan FRCS (Ire.) Dr. Sandip Mitra FRCS (Edin.), FRCOphth. (UK) Dr. Nazimul Hussain MBBS, MS, DNB, Fellow vitreoretinal diseases American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6450 Dr. Nadim Habash, Sp. Ophthalmologist Dr. Ammar Safar, Sp. Ophthalmologist Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Dr. Samir Jamal Specialist Opthalmic Surgeon Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 230 Dr. Lama Toufiq Sharbek, Specialist Ophthalmologist Dr. Mohamed El Zawahry, Specialist Ophthalmologist Moorfields Eye Hospital, Dubai....................429 7888 Vitreoretinal, Corneal, Refractive, Oculoplastic Surgery Dr. Chris Canning FRCS, FRCOphth, MRCP, FCP Dr. Edmondo Borasio Med CBQ Ophth, FEBO Dr. Andrea Sciscio MD, FRCOphth Dr. Renata A. Puertas, MD, CBO, AMRCOpth Dr. Clare Roberts, MA (Cantab), BM BCh (Oxon),FRCOphth. Dr. Edoardo Zinicola, MD Dr. Jana Sheqem, MD Synergy Integrated Medical Centre.............348 5452 ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEON British Dental Clinic......................................342 1318 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 230 Dr. Hani Abdul Salam, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

ORTHODONTISTS Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. Edgard Irany DDS, MS, CES (France). American Dental Clinic, Dubai....344 0668 / 800TEETH Dr. John F Lohse, Orthodontist Trained & Board Certified USA Orthodontic Care for Adults & Children.

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

Neuro Spinal Hospital....................................315 7834 Anita Sanjay Bhatia Andrea Marciniak Safe Center for Autism & Asperger's Syndrome....... …………............…....………394 6411 / 050 451 6363

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


British Dental Clinic..........................................342 1318 Dr. Y.S. Tosun, DDS, MS. PhD, Orthodontist. Charly PolyClinic.....................337 9191 / 050 213 9191 Dr. Joseph Varghese, Specialist Dentist Orthodontics MS (USA) American Board Certified Cocoona Aesthetic Transformation Centre.....394 1090 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 102 Dr. Prem Nanda, Orthodontist & Implantologist

ORTHOPAEDISTS Abuhamour Medical Center.............................363 5353 Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.....................331 5000 Dr. Kerim A. Attara, FRCS (Eng.), FRCS (Edin.) Dr. Deepak Bhatia, FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Glas.) Dr. Shoaib Farooq Mughal MBBS, MRCSEd (UK), FRCS (Ire) Dr. Mujeeb Shaik MBBS, MS (Ortho) FRCS (Ed.) FRCS (Trauma & Ortho) UK American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6553 Dr. H. Vanderschmidt, Sp. Ortho Surgeon Dr. Volker Henning, Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Ghazwan Maki, Sp. Orthopedics Dr. Tarek Abuzakuk, Orthopedic Surgeon Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C....................345 4000 Dr. Tabet al Sadek Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital......800-352 Dr. Kutaiba Salman, Orthopaedic Surgeon Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Dubai..376 8400 Dr. Chris Whately, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Imtiaz Hashmi, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Anwar Sadath, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Barry McKillop, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Lucia Heras-Garcia, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon. Dr. Maan Taba, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Salman Farrukh Hameed, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Azzam Fayyad, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Nikola Vagic, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Neuro Spinal Hospital.....................315 7761 / 315 7814 Dr. Matthias Honl Dr. Hans Fuchs Dr. Hussam Abdul Kader Right Medical Centre, Sharjah….................06 555 1575 Dr. Arvind Salian - Sp. “A” Orthopedic Surgeon ORTHOTICS Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic...349 6333

OSTEOPATH Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic...349 6333 Osteopathic Health Centre..348 7366/ 288 8525 / 423 2096 Malcolm Gregory, D.O Russell Hill, B Sc. (Hons) Ost Aziza Zubeidi, B Sc. (Hons) Osteopathy (UK) Lauren Whalan, B Sc. Osteopathy, M. Ost (AUS) Bassam Husain, D.O. (France) Saiqa Rizwani, Registered Osteopath / Dorn Therapist Cristina Mesquita, Osteopath William Lenihan, Osteopath

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PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Medcare Hospital, Dubai......................407 9101 / 230 Dr. Lubab Jassim Mohammed, Paedodontist PAEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY Al Rustom’s Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeirah Plaza, Dubai www.skin-and-laser.com...................................349 8800 PAEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY / HEMATOLOGY American Hospital Dubai..............................377 6369 Dr. N. Mahgoub, Cons. Pediatric Onc/Hem

PAEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON Neuro Spinal Hospital..................315 7761 / 315 7814 Dr. Matthias Honl PAEDIATRIC SURGERY Dr. Jaouni, Wasfi, FRCS Ed, FACS...............295 0660 Consultant Paediatric Surgeon General Paediatric Surgery & Paediatric Urology

PAEDIATRIC UROLOGY Abbara Poly Clinic, Dr. Abbara.....................268 5333 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. M. Istrabadi MD, FRCS, American Board of Urology

PAEDIATRICIAN Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Dr. M. Al Soufi, Master & Arab Board Paed., FRCP (Paed. Cardiology) Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Dr. M. Aslam Kazi DCH, MCPS, FRCPCH (UK) Dr. Randa M. Bushnaq DCH, MRCP (UK) Dr. Fuad Z. Khan MRCPCH (UK), DCH, CCST (Paed) Dr. Nisha Soares MD, DNB, DCH,MRCPCH(UK) Dr. Sameh Ali MD, Paediatrics Dr. Allaud Din MBBS, DCH (Dublin), MRCPCH (UK), MRCP (Ire.) Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Mohammed Specialist Pediatrician Dr. Wasfi Jaouni Consultant Pediatric Surgeon Dr. Mazen Pediatric Speciality Clinic Motor City.....374 6862 / 055 514 8114 / 050 644 8862 Medgate Center (Jumeirah)....395 2575 / 050 644 8862 Dr. Mazen Abou Chaaban, Consultant Paediatrician & Pediatric Nephrologist. E: drmazen@drmazenpediatric.com Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital....800-352 Dr. Ayman Jundi , Specialist Paediatric Surgeon Dr. Olusola Adeola (Shola), Specialist Peadiatrics Dr. Azam Fard, Specialist Peadiatrics Medcare Hospital, Dubai….............….407 9101 / 119 Dr. Shahid Gauhar, Specialist Neonatologist Dr. S. M Anees, Specialist Paediatrician Dr. Indira Tahmiscija Bakija, Specialist Paediatrician Dr. Hisham Maree Khalil, Specialist Paediatrician Dr. Mario Patricolo, Specialist Paediatric Surgeon


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

PAEDIATRICS Treatment of all childhood illness; Assessment of growth and development; Immunisation; Kidney diseases in children and bedwetting. American Hospital Dubai.............................377 6488 Dr. Abed Aydin, Specialist Pediatrician Dr. Omer Ahmed, Consultant Pediatrician Dr. S. Kalyanasundaram, Specialist Pediatrician Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital...800-352

PARENTING Human Relations Institute...........................365 8498

PARTY SOLUTIONS Crash-in-Castles LLC............................050 652 4769

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

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

PERIODONTOLOGY (Gum Treatment) Al Zahra Private Medical Centre................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.........06 561 9999 British Dental Clinic.....................................342 1318 Dr. Mehnaz Kamali, Periodontist BDS, MFDS, M Clint Dent (Periodontics) KCL MRD (Perio) RCSED, CCST (UK) Dubai London Clinic Dental Centre...........378 2921 Dr. Geoffrey Sharpe, BDS MFDS RCPS MSc MRD (Perio) RCSEd

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

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

PET GROOMING Al Zubair Animal Care.....06 743 5988, 050 647 6487 www.azacuae.com Pets Habitat, Barsha......................................341 8085 Pets for sale, please call us or visit www.petshabitat.com Poshpaws Kennels & Cattery................050 273 0973 Shampooch Mobile Grooming, Salon, Daycare & Boutique Hotel..............................340 0507 / 344 9868 www.shampooch.ae, email: info@shampooch.ae PET RELOCATION Al Zubair Animal Care.......06 743 5988, 050 647 6487 www.azacuae.com Animal Care Centre................................050 646 7792 www.animalcarecentre.biz Dubai Kennels & Cattery..............................285 1646 website: www.dkc.ae Pets Oasis ..www.petsoasisuae.com...........06 766 2397 IPATA & AATA. PHYSIOTHERAPIST Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah..........06 561 9999 Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic....... ..........................................................................349 6333 Get on Track............380 5569 / Fax No….....380 5579 Semir Bakija BSc, Physiotherapist Nora Straeter Bsc, Physiotherapist Elena Stefaneu Bsc, Physiotherapist Medcare Hospital, Dubai ....................407 9101 / 226 Ms. Kusum Jham, Physiotherapist Ms. Abroo K Malik, Physiotherapist Ms. Omnia Mahdi El Ansary, Physiotherapist Ms. Aparna Taneja, BPT Ms. Katha Upadhyay, BPT Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Dubai..376 8400 Dr. Hussam Touma, Specialist Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Mirdif Center for Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, Uptown Mirdif Dubai……..…..............……..255 9297 Wasim Labban - MSc. Physiotherapist Shereen Hassam - Physiotherapist Adriana Nel - Physiotherapist Nirvana Ramharakh - Physiotherapist Gladys Zara - Physiotherapist

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

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

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Medical Specialist Center - ALBARSHA......340 9495 Dr Omid Samadian, Specialist Pediatrician Top Medical Center (Branch), Grosvenor House..........317 6569/ 395 8159/ 395 8584 Dr Laura Fidalgo Marron, Specialist Paediatrician


Neuro Spinal Hospital........................................315 7834 Binil Pillai, Fariba Fattahi, Miraline M. Castillo, Kelly Blane, Maureen M. Martin, Kate Booth, Andrzej Andrew Sulimierski, Anne Katherine Gue, Richie Gue, Elisabeth Palmquist Osteopathic Health Centre....348 7366/ 288 8525 / 423 2096 Dominique Jordon Peter Zakopan Registered Physiotherapist (HPC UK) Renata Von Kouh, specialises in Clinical Pilates Pia Lund, Physiotherapist Synergy Integrated Medical Centre….............348 5452 Jumana Qaqish Top Medical Center...........................................394 5596 Wooridul Spine Centre………...…..............….304 6767 Mr. Rashid Buhari, Physiotherapist PILATES Exhale Fitness Studios - JBR.............................424 3777 Fitness@Spadunya........................................….439 3669 Get on Track............380 5569 / Fax No.............380 5579 Nora Straeter BSc, Physiotherapist The Hundred Pilates Studio, Dubai.................429 8433 www.thehundred.ae, email: info@thehundred.ae PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com.......................................349 8800 Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C....................345 4000 Dr. Zoran Lekic Specialist Plastic Surgeon Cocoona Aesthetic Transformation Centre.....394 1090 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 226 Dr. Zuhair Al Fardan, Specialist Plastic Surgeon PLASTIC SURGERY See Cosmetic Surgery Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com......................................349 8800 Al Taie Center for Laparoscopic & Obesity Surgery...... ……………………........…......……...............….342 1999 CosmeSurge, Dubai - Jumeirah..........................344 5915 CosmeSurge, Dubai - Marina.............................447 1777 www.CosmeSurge.com Dr. Ashok Govila.........................................050 617 2630 Consultant Plastic Surgeon, FRCS (UK), MS, MCh Plastic Surgery), Lifeline Medical Center JBR / Dubai Marina - 04 399 1119

PODIATRY Chiropody Center, Beach Rd.Villa 780.............348 4092 Dr. Sami Tabib, DPM (USA), Podiatrist 050 422 3678 Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic........... ..............................................................................349 6333 PREGNANCY CLASSES Fitness@Spadunya.…...............................….439 3669

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

PROSTHODONTICS American Dental Clinic, Dubai....344 0668 / 800TEETH Dr. Deyse Carvalho, DDS, Prosthodontist (Brazil) PSYCHIATRISTS Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C................345 4000 Dr. Bahar Subasi Celen Specialist Psychiatrist GNC, German Neuroscience Center............429 8578 www.gncdubai.com GNC, German Neuroscience Center............429 8578 www.gncdubai.com Dr. Hossein Mubarak Senior Consultant in Psychiatry Human Relations Institute............................365 8498 Medcare Hospital, Dubai.....................407 9101 / 145

PSYCHOLOGISTS Dr Monica Thompson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dubai Community Health Centre....................395 3939 Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic....... ..........................................................................349 6333 GNC, German Neuroscience Center............429 8578 www.gncdubai.com Human Relations Institute............................365 8498 Dr. Raymond H. Hamden, Ph D Psychology Dr. Deema L. Sihweil, Psy.D Clinical Psychology Sabine Rizk-Skaf, MA Psychology Naeema Jiwani, M.Sc. (UK) Nazanin Sadegh Pour, MA Psychology Lisa Biasini Traboulsi, MA (DESS) Mary John, Consultant Clinical Psychologist Neurofeedback, Dubai Community Health Centre..507 8000 Synergy Integrated Medical Centre.............348 5452 Dr. Andrea Tosatto The LightHouse Arabia………...............…..380 9289 www.lighthousearabia.com Dr Saliha Afridi, Psy. D. Clinical Psychologist (US) Dr Tara Wyne, D. Clin Psy. Clinical Psychologist (UK) Kareen Bekhazi Yazbek MA Clinical Psychologist (US) Carey Kirk M.Ed, LPC Licensed Professional Counsellor (US) PSYCHOTHERAPY GNC, German Neuroscience Center............429 8578 www.gncdubai.com Human Relations Institute............................365 8498 Dr. Deema L. Sihweil, Psy.D Clinical Psychologist Sabine Rizk-Skaf, MA Psychology Nazanin Sadegh Pour, MA Psychology Lisa Biasini Traboulsi, MA (DESS) Transformations Institute……............…......344 0115 Individual, couples, families info@transforminst.com


RADIATION ONCOLOGY American Hospital Dubai............................336 7777 Dr. Salim Rassou, Cons. Radiation Onco.

REAL ESTATE The Property Shop (Property LLC)...........345 5711

REHABILITATION Get on Track...........380 5569 / Fax No........380 5579 Semir Bakija BSc, Physiotherapist Nora Straeter Bsc, Physiotherapist Elena Stefaneu Bsc, Physiotherapist Nedeljko Radomirovic, Sport - Orthopaedic Therapist

REMEDIAL EXERCISE / THERAPY Osteopathic Health Centre..348 7366/ 288 8525 / 423 2096 Liezel Moolman, BSc (Hons) Human Movement

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

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

ROOT CANAL TREATMENT American Dental Clinic, Dubai....344 0668 / 800TEETH British Dental Clinic.....................................342 1318 Dr. Deon Hugo, BChD (South Africa) Medcare Hospital, Dubai....................407 9101 / 230 Dr. Sinan Salim, Conservative Dentist

SCHOOLS Al Salam Private School................................267 9594 website: www.alsalamschool.sch.ae email: info@alsalamschool.sch.ae Regent Int’l School (www.risdubai.com).......360 8830

SCHOOLS FOR THE HANDICAPPED Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs................................................................340 4844 Dubai Centre for Special Needs....................344 0966 Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre...............340 0005 SECOND HAND CLOTHES Dubai Center for Special Needs....................337 8246 Holy Trinity.....................................................337 0247 Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre...............340 0005 SECURITY SYSTEMS Philex Wholesale (UK)...................................427 3146 Specialist in Security Camera Systems, sales and installation with access for 3G mobile surveillance www.philex-wholesale.com

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

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SKIN CARE & BEAUTY THERAPY Medcare Hospital, Dubai.........................407 9101 / 226 Dr. Nabeela Mahmood Eid Rashed, Specialist dermatologist SKIN FILLERS Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeira Plaza, Dubai. www.skin-and-laser.com......................................349 8800

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SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST Al Zahra Private Medical Centre.....................331 5000 Al Zahra Private Hospital, Sharjah.............06 561 9999 American Hospital Dubai..................................377 6450 Ghada Ajamieh, Speech Pathologist Belhoul European Hospital L.L.C. .................345 4000 Mrs. Houria Bey Speech-Language-Voice Therapist Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic........... .............................................................................349 6333 Kalimati Speech & Communication Center ................. .............................................................................283 9196 Mirdif Center for Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, Uptown Mirdif Dubai……….....…...............…..255 9297 Aayat Abusulaiman - Speech Therapist Neuro Spinal Hospital…………….......…...….315 7834 Pallavi Malik Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre..................340 0005 Safe Center for Autism & Asperger's Syndrome.......... ………………….…............…...394 6411 / 050 451 6363 SPINAL SURGEONS Neuro Spinal Hospital………....….315 7711 / 315 7758 Dr. Abdul Karim Msaddi Dr. Walid Othman Dr. Tarek El Madhoun Dr. Sebouh Kassis Dr. Catalin Majer

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Fox & Hounds, Marco Polo Hotel .......................2720000 Harvesters, Crown Plaza Dubai..............................3311111 Irish Village, Aviation Club ...................................2824750 Jimmy Dix, Movenpick Hotel ...............................3366000 Jules Bar, Le Meridien Dubai ...............................2824040 Long's Bar, Towers Rotana Hotel, ........................3438000 QD's, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club...................2956000 Red Lion, The Metropolitan Hotel ........................3430000 Sherlock Holmes, Arabian Courtyard ....................3519111 The Pub, Radisson Blu Hotel ................................2057333 The Underground, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa 3995000 The Viceroy, Four Points Sheraton ........................3977444 Waxy O'Conner's, The Ascot Hotel .....................3520900 RUSSIAN Arbat Russian Club, Carlton Tower Hotel ...........2227111 Bolshoi, Moscow Hotel Dubai ................................2288222 Nefertiti, Khalid Bin Waleed Street ........................3558855 Russian Home, Near Lamcy Plaza ........................3346050 Suvoroff, Jumeirah Beach Residence ....................4370178 Troika, The Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai.......................3520900 SEAFOOD Al Bandar, Heritage Village, Deira ........................3939001 Al Mahara, Burj Al Arab........................................3017600 Amwaj, Shangri-La Hotel ......................................3438888 Aquarium, Dubai Creek ........................................2956000 Beach Bar and Grill, The One & Only .................3999999 Blue Fish Seafood Restaurant ..............................2947744 Far East Seafood Market, Regent Palace Hotel ..3963888 Fish Basket, Movenpick Hotel ..............................3367171 Fish Bazaar, Metropolitan Hotel ...........................3430000 Fish Market, Radisson Blu Hotel, Deira................2057333 Flooka, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa............3461111 La Baie, Ritz Carlton .............................................3994000 Mi Vida, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa 3995555 Ossiano, Atlantis ....................................................4262626 Peppercrab, Grand Hyatt Hotel ............................3171234 Pierchic, Al Qasr Hotel ..........................................3668888 Pisces, Souk Madinat Jumeirah...............................3668888 Sails, Renaissance Dubai Hotel ..............................2625555 Sammach, Beach Centre Shopping Mall ...............3494140 Sea World ...............................................................3211500 Seafood Market, Le Meridien Dubai ....................2824040 The Dhow, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi ....................3993333 The W Grill & Cocktail Terrace ..........................3244100 The Wharf, Madinat Jumeirah ...............................3668888 Waves, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi...........................3993333 SOUTH - EAST ASIAN Beachcombers, Jumeirah Beach Hotel...................4068999 Benihana, Al Bustan Rotana...................................2820000 Benjarong, Dusit Dubai .........................................3433333 Buddha Bar, Grosvenor House Dubai .................3998888 Royal Orchid, Marina Walk ...................................3674040 Soy, Ibn Battuta Mall .............................................3685474 The Noodle Factory, Wafi .....................................3244100 The Sapphire, Century Village ..............................2868520 White Orchid, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa .........8145604 SPANISH Al Hambra, Souk Madinat Jumeirah .....................3668888 3 2 CONNECTOR

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


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

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

9.00am 9.15am 9.30am 9.30am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.15am 10.30am 10.30am 10.30am 11.15am 11.30am 11.30am 11.30am 11.45am 12.00pm 12.30pm 1.30pm 4.00pm 4.15pm 5.15pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 8.00pm

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

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

7.00am 7.00am 8.15am 8.15am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 9.00am 9.00am 9.30am 9.30am 9.30am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.30am 10.30am 10.30am 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 11.30am 11.30am 12.00pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 4.00pm 5.00pm

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

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

Amber Della Wafa

Harnam Wafa

Wafa Wafa Sharmila

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Dubai Fitness Calendar- March 2013


Pilates Intermediate Ballet Pilates Reformer 1 Yin Yoga Pilates Reformer 1/2 Prenatal Yoga Body Pump Pilates Reformer LII Pre Natal Aerobics Hatha Yoga Body Blast Pilates Reformer 2 Adult Ballet Latino Cardio Technique Pilates Reformer 1 Vinyasa Yoga Zumba Tai Chi (Beginners) Adult Martial Arts Belly Dance Intermediate Pilates Reformer 1 Vinyasa Yoga MONDAY Pilates Reformer Pilates Mat Pilates Reformer 1/2 Slimdown Pilates Jumpboards Iyengar Yoga Body Sculpt Pilates Reformer LIII Body Blast Pilates Reformer 2/3 Yoga 4 All Pilates Reformer 1 Core Express Yoga for Fifty Plus Pilates (Fundamental/LI) Pilates Pilates Reformer 2 Pilates Stretch Zumba Vinyasa Yoga Pre Natal Body Step Zumba Pilates Reformer 1 Pilates Pole/Equip LII Belly Dance Ayuryoga Rejuvenation Zumba Body Blaster Body Jam Kung Fu (Beginners) Gentle Yoga Prenatal Pilates Mat Teen Street Jazz Zumba Classic Yoga Pilates Mat L III Pilates Mat 1/2 Body Sculpt African Dance Body Pump Beginners Ballet Pilates Pilates Mat 2 34 CONNECTOR

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

6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.15pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 8.15pm 8.00pm 8.30pm

Wafa Sharmila Heba Jo Sarah Amber Slavica

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

Caroline Silvi Sarah Liris Ljiljana Naseem Caroline

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

Marina Caroline Della Heba Slavica Harnam

Wafa Caroline Heba Silvi Shelley Subeesh Maria Jessie Sarah

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

Heba Slavica Liris Catherine Ginny Wafa Silvi


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

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

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

Asma Heba Jo Sarah Silvi

Sarah Emma Harnam Sarah Camilla Sarah Emma Marina

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

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

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

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


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

36 CONNECTOR

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

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

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

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

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

Caroline Sarah Emma Ginny Marina

Liris Susanna F. Caroline Liris


FRIDAY Hatha Yoga Classic Yoga Kick Boxing Power Yoga

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

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

Susanna F. Slavica Caroline Wafa Subeesh

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

10.00am 10.30am 3.00pm 5.30pm

Harnam Subeesh Elaine Harnam

Monique Shelley Heba Wafa Laura Wafa Harnam Wafa Shastriji

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

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. CONNECTOR 37

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


Children’s Activity Classes Dubai - March 2013

SATURDAY Babies Ballet Primary Ballet GD 3 Ballet GD 4 Ballet GD 5 Ballet Grade 3 Ballet Pre-Primary Ballet Pre-Primary Ballet Prep Ballet Babies Taekwondo Thumbelinas Ballet (3-5 yrs) Baby Ballet Babies Ballet Prep Ballet GD 2 Ballet GD 3 Ballet GD 4 Ballet GD 5 Ballet Beginners Taekwondo Prep Ballet Primary Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Baby Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet GD 1 Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet Babies Ballet Grade 2 Ballet Kids posture Pre-Primary Ballet GD 1 Ballet Intermediate Foundation Ballet Intermediate Ballet Advanced Foundation Ballet Intermediate Taekwondo Salsa Pre-Primary Ballet Pre-Primary Ballet Baby Ballet Pre Primary Ballet Baby Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet Baby Ballet Baby Ballet Prep Ballet GD 1 Ballet GD 2 Ballet Babies Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet Strictly 4's Ballet Pre Primary Ballet Pre Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Advanced Taekwondo Prep Ballet Primary Ballet Pre Primary Ballet Primary Ballet Primary Ballet RAD Grade 2 Ballet Primary Ballet Prep Ballet GD 5 Ballet GD 6 Ballet 38 CONNECTOR

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Fernanda Aisha Emma Heba Heba Becki Siobhan Lisa Emma Laura Becki Lisa Heba Jemma Helen Siobhan Karine Lara Julia Laura Patty Aindrea Libby Slavica Jemma Lisa Becki Helen Emma Heba Jemma Lara Libby Siobhan Slavica Julia Vahida Laura CONNECTOR 3 9

DUBAI - CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY CLASSES

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Vicky Carmen Angel Emma Libby Anna Heba Vicky Helen Emma Heba Carmen Libby Laura Jamie Lara Lucy Aisha Aindrea Aindrea Aindrea Louise Heba Laura Jamie Becki Helen Lizzie Louise Heba Becki Jamie Laura Sabum Libby Lizzie Aindrea Maristela Karine Julia Slavica Helen Carmen Emma Lara Leyla Louise Heba Leyla Becki Jamie Laura Sabum Libby Lizzie Aindrea Maristela Carmen Emma Slavica Julia Lara Louise Heba Leyla Becki Libby Maristela Helen Jamie Laura Sabum CONNECTOR 4 1

DUBAI - CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY CLASSES

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Abu Dhabi Fitness Calendar- March 2013

WEDNESDAY Vertical Flex Int. Adult Ballet Vertical Flex Beg.

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

6.30pm 6.30pm 7.30pm

Emma Abby Emma

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DUBAI / ABU DHABI - FITNESS CALENDAR

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


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

Children’s Activity Classes Abu Dhabi - March 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Abby Abby Abby Abby Abby Abby

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

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

Abby Abby Abby Abby Abby Abby

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

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

Abby Reanne Abby Victoria Reanne Abby Victoria Abby Victoria Abby

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

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

Abby Isis Isis Abby Isis Abby Isis Abby Abby Abby

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

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

Isis Victoria

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

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

3.30pm 4.15pm 5.15pm

Victoria Victoria Victoria


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

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

Reanne Reanne Reanne Reanne Reanne Reanne

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

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

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

Isis Isis Isis Isis Isis Isis

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

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

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

Reanne Reanne Reanne Reanne Reanne Reanne

ABU DHABI / AL AIN - CHILDREN’S ACT IV IT Y CL ASS E S

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

Children’s Activity Classes Al Ain - March 2013

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.

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

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

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

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

Hasania Wafa Hasania Tracy Nusayba Reem Reem

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

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

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

Tracy Tracy Wafa Tracy Ria Nusayba Raquel

MONDAY Aqua Aerobics Taebo TBT Body Jam Body Balance

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

10.00am 4.30pm 8.30pm 9.30pm 10.30pm

Carmen Hasania Reem Ria Noura & Olive

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

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

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

Hasania Tracy Carmen Hasania Mary - Win Raquel Ria

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

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

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

Carmen Tracy Hasania Tracy Noura & Olive Nusayba Reem

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

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

10.00am 5.00pm 5.30pm 8.30pm 9.30pm

Wafa Wafa Tracy Mary - Win Raquel

FRIDAY Aqua Aerobics Aqua Aerobics

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

10.00am 5.30pm

Tracy Tracy

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MOH Approval No. : 475/2/3/30/4/13

Department of Spine Surgery

DR. HASSAN KADRI

DR. NIKOLA VAGIC

SERVICES OFFERED: • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery • Microdiscectomy • Spinal Deformity Surgery & correction • Neuro Endoscopic Surgery • Micro Surgery • Brain Surgery • Pediatric Neuro Surgery • Craniofacial Correction • Spinal cord malformation & revision • Endoscopic Hydrocephalus Surgery • Myelomeningocele management

SERVICES OFFERED: • Spinal Deformity (Scoliosis, Kypnosis etc.) • Spinal Trauma • Spinal Infection • Spinal Tumors • Microdiscectomy, Khypoplasty, Vertebroplasty • Percutaneous Discectomy • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy • Degenerative Spine • Disc Replacement • Spinal Fusion • General Orthopaedic • Orthopaedic Trauma Management

For further information & appointments please call 04 3768400 / 418

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Consultant Neurological Surgeon

Specialist Orthopaedics

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SERVICES OFFERED: • Complex Reconstructive and Revision Spinal Surgery for Children and Adults and Advanced Treatment • Spinal Deformity (Scoliosis and Kyphosis) • Spinal Tumours • Spinal Infection • Spinal Trauma • Painful Back Operations • Joint Replacements (Primary and Revision) • Arthroscopic Reconstructive Surgery for Knee joints • Management of Trauma For further information & appointments please call 04 3768400 / 143

MEDCARE Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital 2nd Interchange, Sheikh Zayed Road P.O. Box No. 215565, Tel +971 4 3768400 Dubai, U. A. E.

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Consultant Plastic Surgeon (UK) Tummy tucks & liposuction Abu Dhabi (Karama & Khalifa City A), Al Ain

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