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Dubai’s No.1 Monthly Community Magazine

May 2018

Thirty Iftars for thirty nights of Ramadan How to accessorise with the latest in fashion add-ons The importance of looking after your heart

What’s happening, dining, kids & education, beauty, health and more...


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EDITOR’S NOTE The Holy Month of Ramadan is expected to start in the middle of May and this issue of Connector has a very strong Ramadan feel about it. In our cover feature this issue, "Thirty Nights Of Ramadan”, we highlight just 30 of the many wonderful Iftars you can experience throughout Ramadan. We have also spoken to some of the schools in Dubai and asked them how pupils share and experience Ramadan in the class room. Keeping with a cultural theme, our chef’s recipe this month comes from Seven Sands, the leading Emirati restaurant located in JBR, where they show us how to make the perfect Lamb Ouzi. We all know the heart is up there as one of the most useful organs in our body, and in our health section this month we look at what it does, why maintaining a healthy heart is important and if there’s a problem looming, what are the early signs. Everyone likes to accesorise and in this issue we bring you some of the latest accessories to add that extra something to any outfit for any occassion. There's a lot in here for a busy month. Hope you enjoy the issue and if you have something to say, let us know.

Michelle Dubai’s No.1 Monthly Community Magazine

May 2018

Thirty Iftars for thirty nights of Ramadan How to accessorise with the latest in fashion add-ons The importance of looking after your heart

What’s happening, dining, kids & education, beauty, health and more...

MAIN COVER FEATURE IFTAR AND SUHOUR

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CONTENTS

10 • Editor’s picks

12 • Dates for your diary

18 • The Holy Month of Ramadan

22 • Ramadan collection

25 • Thirty nights of Ramadan

37 • Dining Review: Fogo de Chao

46 • Ramadan in schools

50 • Happy birthday kids

55 • Cosmetic Dentistry

60 • Uplifting facial at Burj Club

40 • Ramadan recipes from Al Islami

52 • Life is where the heart is www.connector.ae

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Send your letters to editorial@connector-dubai.com, we'd love to hear from you! I used to go to Shimmers a lot, usually at weekends to watch the sunsets, and Greece is also my favourite place to go on holiday. Now I can enjoy both in one place. Mathew

I really loved your page of children’s birthdays, what a great little way to celebrate them each month. I have two kids and their birthdays are in the second half of the year and definitely I will enter them. Sameera

We knew Dubai has a lot of schools, but we never knew it had so many schools recently opened and so many more opening as well. My daughter finishes nursery this summer and choosing the right one to place her is not as easy as it looks. Veronique

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EDITOR’S PICKS Ganor Dominic shoes are inspired by the ancient Greek gods and muses. Each shoe is custom made with an emphasis on organically derived curves, and key detailing across the line including a 3D effect face.

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY When: 1-7 May The Illusionists Live at Madinat Theatre The Illusionists return to the UAE for a mind-blowing show, featuring seven of the world’s most talented illusionists. This show is the first time that all seven of them will be joining forces on stage. Ticket prices start at Dhs 245. www.tixbox.com

When: 2-5 May Spamalot at Dubai Opera Award-winning musical Spamalot tells the story of King Arthur and his knights. Audiences can expect an evening of laughter and music, with songs including Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life and Knights Of The Round Table. Tickets start at Dhs 250. www.dubaiopera.com

When: 3-13 May Al Gaffal Long Distance Race 2018 This annual race celebrates UAE’s long history taking on the ravaging waters of the sea. Aboard the traditional dhows, the sailors begin the race at Sir Bu Nair Island and finish at the Burj Al Arab. They will be competing for dirhams, but you’ll get to win a fantastic view of the numerous dhows that spread across the waters. www.dimc.ae

When: 9-12 May Dubai Tango Festival Tango is the partnered dance which has its roots in South America but has also claimed a spot in Dubai. So enjoy four days of workshops, performances, and dance classes! The festival will also be hosting the Gala Milonga, with live music and a hypnotic performance. Ticket prices start at Dhs 150. www.tangodubai.org 12 MAY CONNECTOR

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY When: 10-11 May Monstersaurus Live in Dubai The bestselling children’s book comes to life at the Madinat Theatre in Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Watch the story of a curious young inventor who decides to build a world of just monsters! It’ll be a fun and interactive play full of dancing and singing to keep everyone entertained. Tickets start at Dhs 105. madinatjumeirah.etixdubai.com

When: 11 May Jonas Blue at Zero Gravity Headlining Zero Gravity’s beach music festival is English DJ and producer, Jonas Blue. Nominated for two BRIT awards with more than 21 million singles around the world, the star is sure to play his biggest hits like ‘FastCar’ and ‘Perfect Strangers’. www.0-gravity.ae

When: 11 May Stereophonics Live in Dubai The Welsh band is taking over the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre to celebrate 20 years since their debut album and tenth studio album. Stereophonics have been regarded as one of Britain’s best bands, so fans are sure to hear all their biggest hits Tickets start at Dhs 399. dubai.platinumlist.net When: 11 May Amit Tandon Live in Dubai Known as ‘the married guy’ the Indian comic will be performing at Dubai College’s Auditorium. Expect to hear some hilarious stories of family life, politics and everything in between. Amit Tandon has become an international comedic icon having performed more than 700 shows in three continents! Tickets are priced at Dhs 85. dubai.platinumlist.net www.connector.ae

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY When: 14 May - 17 June Ramadanization at the Gallery of Light In honour of the return of Ramadan, this display will consist of submissions capturing the essence of Ramadan and what the Holy Month means to the artists. The group exhibition is an insightful way to learn of the significance and culture of Ramadan. www.ductac.org

When: 17 May - 8 September Dubai Sports World 2018 Dubai Sports World returns from the start of Ramadan. It offers a perfect place for UAE's sports fans to get involved in indoor sports for three months. You can either book sports lessons or simply rent a pitch with your friends! www.dubaisportsworld.ae

When: 17 May - June 15 Iftar at Majlis The Majlis at World Trade Centre celebrates the Holy Month of Ramadan with distinction. Throughout Ramadan, Zabeel Hall 6 will offer a choice of Iftar and Suhour in true Ramadan style. Savour a traditional Iftar buffet comprising of traditional Middle Eastern dishes available for Dhs 150.

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COMING SOON When: 14-16 June Eid Al-Fitr Festivities When the month of Ramadan ends, Dubai will be celebrating the Islamic holiday of Eid Al-Fitr over the long weekend. Across the city be prepared for various festivities open for all to enjoy. With festivals, shopping and dining including but not limited to places like theme parks, La Mer, Dubai Aquarium and more. Be sure to do your research for all the awesome happenings across the city for you and the whole family. www.tixbox.com When: 16 June Dubai Desert Road Run The summer scorcher is back! Grab your running shoes and tie up your laces for the true test of athletic ability. Held at The Sevens, Al Ain Road, work your skill at either the 3km for Dhs 90 or 10km for Dhs 130. Spectators can enjoy for free! Get your registration done online and start training. www.dubairunning.com When: 20 June Bruno Vlahek & Dubravka Vukalovic at Dubai Opera The musical duo will be dazzling crowds with their iconic compositions and work. Vlahek is known for his incredible skill as a pianist while Vukalovic has performed across the globe as a renown soloist. Tickets start at Dhs 150. www.dubaiopera.com

When: 22 June - 4 August Dubai Summer Surprises The annual summer festival is filled with fun and entertainment for the entire family. With countless shopping opportunities, awesome discounts, raffles and draws for chances to win great prizes and look out for Modhesh, the official festival mascot will also be around to fill the city with glee. www.visitdubai.com 16 MAY CONNECTOR

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COMING SOON When: 21-23 June Indian Property Show Your dream home awaits you at this 3-day exhibition held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Offering visitors, a peak into the Indian property market, there will be more than 500 projects exhibited and opportunities to learn about financing, consultations and more all under one roof. Entrance is entirely free. www.indianpropertyshow.com

When: 23 June Beyond the Letter Exhibition The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization is hosting 27 works of Arabic calligraphy sent from the Islamic Arts Museum in Kuala Lumpur. The work transcends the bounds of calligraphy to create modern masterpieces. Entry is Dhs 10. www.sharjahmuseums.ae

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The Holy Month of Ramadan is upon us:

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R amadan is a time when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, abstaining from not only food and water but so much more than that. It is a time for humility so that the hunger of the one fasting reminds them of the blessings they have been given, the effort that one can put into the community, family and especially the less fortunate. It is also a time of cleansing of one’s self and personal inhibitions and vices for development of a better self. Whether it be abstaining from gossip, from cursing, from smoking or whatever else. What is Ramadan? In Islam, fasting or in Arabic- Sawm is one of the main five pillars, including Faith (Shahada h), Prayer (Salah), Charity (Zakah) and pilgrimage to Makkah (Haj). 18 MAY CONNECTOR

Although fasting may be observed any time in the year, it is especially dedicated to the Islamic month of Ramadan. In the Islamic calendar, it was during the month of Ramadan that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) received the first revelations of the Qur’an. The month lasts for about 30 days and the exact dates vary year to year by the Islamic lunar calendar. Though this year’s dates are predicted to fall around 16 May- 14 June, the exact starting date will not be announced until the crescent moon rises and the month will end when the new crescent moon has been sighted. When the new crescent moon is sighted, the month ends with a three-day celebration called Eid Al-Fitr, Muslims officially stop fasting and spend the days with joyous festivities, exchanging #connectordubai


RAMADAN FEATURE gifts, adorning new clothing and spend it with family and friends. During Ramadan, Muslims around the world share certain common traditions. The fast itself begins with a pre-dawn meal called Suhoor and is broken at sundown with a meal called Iftar and traditionally with a date, as was done by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Along with abstaining from all food and drink, Muslims perform regular prayer, with the five daily prayers and additional prayers during the night called tarawih, of which about 1/3 of the Qur’an will be recited until by the end of the month all 114 chapters will be complete. The month also has days of which are considered even more special to be observed, especially the last 10 days and among them the night of ‘LailatulQadr’ translated as the ‘the Night of Power’. “Fasting can become a power source of body, mind and soul. It helps renew your body and mind and create a deeper awareness of your soul” says acclaimed Saudi Life Coach, Dr. Sumaya Alnasser. Muslims consider this time incredibly valuable to take advantage of the increased prayers and to reflect upon the year and the coming year ahead to develop one’s self to be better individuals for not only family- but also society as a whole. It www.connector.ae

isn’t about deprivation but fulfillment. To share in wealth and food bringing family and communities together, especially to the less fortunate and to become humbler, more forgiving of others, modest, empathetic and overall better version of themselves. Ramadan for All “Ramadan is not just a month for Muslims but can be celebrated by everyone regardless of your faith- after all a huge component of the month is community” says Dubai resident Amena Faizan, she’s lived in Dubai for 6 years and has celebrated the month with many of her non-Muslim colleagues and friends. “Everyone is welcome to join in on trying out the fast for a day or two. There is no guideline or limitations when it comes to experiencing the month” she adds. It is especially encouraged to take part in charitable giving, whether it be through volunteering, donating, or with the countless grand Iftar and Suhoor celebrations, and everyone is welcome to join in on the delicious foods, even if they are not fasting. Here in Dubai, the city itself tends to slow down but picks up at night. As ascribed by UAE law, there are shorter working hours for everyone. During the CONNECTOR MAY 19


RAMADAN FEATURE day it is recommended to respect the Holy Month by refraining from eating, drinking and smoking in public areas. Nevertheless, most restaurants and cafes will be open for non-fasters but with pulled down shades or curtains. It is also recommended that everyone dress and behave appropriately, it is also advised to wear modest clothing, typically covering the shoulders, chest and knees as well as keeping music volumes down when driving out. Tips for the month: • Use the month’s greetings ‘Ramadan Kareem’! • Take the family to dine at an Iftar or Suhoor tent and experience the Ramadan spirit. • Get to know the neighbours! Send some food over if they are fasting or if they are not- send food anyway. • Explore the city when the night comes alive. Malls are open late, as well as numerous cafes and restaurants. • Remember to be mindful of the rules during the month. Especially that during the day no eating, drinking or smoking is allowed in public. • Participate in the season’s charitable spirit by getting involved in the many opportunities across Dubai. Charities to get invovled with: Dubai Cares Under the patronage of His Highness 20 MAY CONNECTOR

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Cares is always active around the city with constant activities to package food, aiding and raising funds for developing nations and much more. www.dubaicares.com Dubai Red Crescent The internationally acclaimed organisation has been known to provide for orphanages during Ramadan. As well as organising several supplies, events, entertainments and Eid clothing. www.rcuae.ae The Sameness Project The Dubai-based organisation iniatied their famous Water for Workers project, providing water to labourers while building connections between different cultures and people. www.thesamenessproject.com As the month goes by there will be certain phrases that are useful to know: Ramadan Kareem

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R amadan teaches us the value of togetherness in so many ways. When the sun sets, friends and families sit at the table and break their fast together. The moments of togetherness make the meal even more valued and the Holy Month so beautiful and special, indeed. The Holy Month of Ramadan is approaching us and with it comes a plethora of Iftar options. Iftar being the most important meal for so many reasons, we have researched through Dubai’s extensive Iftar offers and have brought a list of 30 iftarsone for each day of the month for you. This year’s list comprises of luxury Ramadan tents at top hotels, some decadent Iftars at Turkish and Emirati restaurants, vegan Iftar options and much more. Günaydın Dubai Günaydın Dubai offers specially crafted Turkish menus along with breath-taking views of the iconic Burj Khlaifa and the Fountain Show. The set menu comprises of a variety of cheese, selection of homemade jams, www.connector.ae

olives, warm appetisers, dried fruits, and soup options to choose from. The highlights are the deliciously prepared and curated meats and grill specialties like döner, chicken sis, pistachio and begendi kebab. The menu includes dessert favorites such as künefe, kadayıf or the Turkish baklava. Suhoor menu includes popular cold mezzes which include humus, muhammara, panco, eggplant salad, and bombay beans, accompanied by a variety of explicitly selected dried fruits. Iftar: Dhs 230 per person. Suhoor: Dhs 285 Inclusive of water, coffee and Turkish tea. Call 04-5540700. Seven Sands Seven Sands offers its guests a buffet of CONNECTOR MAY 25


DINING OUT local culinary treasures for Iftar and a specially curated set menu for Suhour. The Iftar buffet serves a variety of beverages, starters, main courses and desserts. The menu is designed to bring the traditional taste of the Emirates to everyone who wants to explore the cuisine and experience local hospitality. The Suhour set menu includes traditional Emirati dishes such as Fouga, Harees and Legemat. Iftar: Dhs 155 per person, 50% off for children aged 6-12, under 6’s dine for free. Suhour: Dhs 147 per person or choice of à la carte menu options. Call 04-5516652. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi offers authentic Iftar menu at all three restaurantsBlue Orange, Hunters and Spice Emporium. Experience a more private setting of Iftar at the Serdaal Ballroom. Fabulous Friday Iftar is yet another exciting offer spread across three restaurants. The menu consists of tasty Middle Eastern specialities and beverages. Dhs 155 per person, Dhs 55 for kids below 12 years and free for kids below 6 years. Call 04-5117373. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach Experience a luxury melange of Arabic, Moroccan and Turkish cuisines for Iftar at Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach with soothing live entertainment. The main attraction is live Kunafa station and a vast assortment of desserts. 26 MAY CONNECTOR

Iftar: Dhs 150 per person including Ramadan juices and water. Suhoor: Dhs 75 per person. Call 04-4484848. Olea Restaurant, Kempinski Mall of the Emirates The Iftar menu at this contemporary Levantine restaurant will include delicious variety of hot and cold Mezzah and main dishes including Beef Oyster, Chicken Maqlooba, Lamb Okra, Lamb Mansaf, Veal Osso Bucco, Shrimp Mutaffa with garlic and lemon and much more. Diners can also quench their thirst with famous Ramadan juices. For diners who wish to pamper themselves and their families, they can book a private Iftar in the breathtaking Aspen Chalets with a private chef. Diners can also unwind with a relaxing Suhour set menu and live entertainment on the side. Iftar: Dhs 210 per person. Aspen Chalets Iftar: Dhs 650 per person. Suhour: Dhs 90 per person. Call 04-4095999. The Meydan Hotel Ramadan tent The Meydan Hotel Ramadan tent offers an exquisite gourmet experience this year. The Iftar menu will bring authentic Middle Eastern and International cuisines under one roof. Expect a good mix of authentic Emirati dishes, the traditional Egyptian and Moroccan bites, the local Syrian and Lebanese delicacies to the International savoury selections from various cuisines including Japanese, Chinese, Indian and Italian as well as European cuisines. To name few, it includes Emirati lamb foga, Egyptian mulukhya or Fatah Masreya, #connectordubai


DINING OUT Morrocon lamb tajeen, Indian butter chicken, international dishes grilled lamb chops and grilled salmon and much more. The buffet includes many options for vegetarians across the cuisines such as Italian pasta, Egyptian Koshary, Indian Dal Makkhni’ or Syrian Veggie Mussakaa’ and Middle Eastern Lentil Soup. While you experience the Iftar buffet along with live music of oud player, the little ones can explore a number of kids’ activities in specially built supervised play zone. Iftar: Dhs 175 per person for first 10 days; Dhs 199 per person for rest of the Holy Month. Dhs 99 for 5-12 years; special discounts for discount bookings. Suhoor: Dhs 100. Call 04-3813111. Sikka Café The lavish Iftar buffet at Sikka Café, City Walk will feature a wide variety of appetising starters, cold and hot mezze, main courses including the restaurant’s signature lamb machbos and shrimp salona, as well as a selection of traditional desserts including the popular and delicious legemat as well as Ramadan themed beverages. At its convenient location in City Walk, the restaurant will host an Arabianstyle tent in the outdoor seating area throughout the month, offering the ideal venue to experience the quintessential Ramadan ambience and enjoy a mouth-watering repast with friends and family. In addition, the newly launched Sikka Café at La Mer, will provide guests with an alternative way to break their www.connector.ae

fast, with its special à la carte Iftar menu that combines flavours and favourites from Emirati, Mediterranean and international cuisines. Sikka Café, City Walk, ongoing every day during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Iftar: Dhs 129 per person. Call 04-3856524. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa1001 Arabian Nights Located in exclusive Golden Dessert, Al Hadheerah desert restaurant will be transformed into a luxurious fully airconditioned tent to provide diners with the most authentic and lavish Iftar experience. The theme is ‘1001 Arabian Nights’ and promises to take diners on to a majestic Arabian journey. Besides lavish buffet which comprises of 9 live cooking stations, Middle Eastern and international cuisines, there is also an impressive line-up of entertainment activities marking the true hospitality of the traditional Arab culture. Following an Iftar feast at Al Hadheerah Ramadan tent, guests will enjoy perfect live tunes of the Oud player as well as the famous camel and horse heritage caravan live show. To capture the perfect heritage photograph this Ramadan, guests are invited to pose for the camera and take a picture, while holding a real falcon on their arms or while riding on a camel - both available for all guests of Al Hadheerah desert tent after enjoying their Iftar experience. Daily à la carte Suhour menu is available throughout the month of Ramadan. Iftar: Weekdays is Dhs 265 per person and weekend (Thursday - Saturday) Dhs 295 per person. Children up to 4 years enjoy complimentary Iftar, 50% discount for children from 5 to 12 years old. Call 04-8096194. CONNECTOR MAY 27


DINING OUT Common Grounds - Vegan Iftar This healthy cafĂŠ gives you an option to opt for vegan Iftar experience to break your fast. The menu comprises of three course a la carte menu, with innovative dishes like hokkaido, pumpkin and peanut stew, the ultimate vegan umami mushroom and chia burger, and vegan bread and butter pudding with tonka ice cream. The menu also consists of specially crafted vegan Ramadan smoothies made of dates. The traditional Common Grounds menu will also be available through the Holy Month. Iftar: Dhs 110 including smoothie. Call 050-4781094. Mercure Barsha Heights Mecure Hotel offers a wallet-friendly Iftar to the diners but it comes without limiting down the food and entertainment options. The extensive Iftar buffet includes live cooking stations with arabic mixed grill, manakeesh, homemade falafel and tasty chicken shawarmas. The buffet also has traditional lamb ouzi with rice, a speciality dish of succulent lamb chops with vine leaves is also available, as well as oriental and international dishes for additional variety. There is an Oud player from 7pm - 10pm every evening, adding traditional sounds making for a charming element to the evening. Arabic coffee will be served at the entrance of the restaurant and throughout the evening. Iftar: Dhs 120 per person and Dhs 60 for 6-12 years old. Call 04-3818888. 28 MAY CONNECTOR

Palazzo Versace Dubai Palazzo Versace Dubai presents a culinary journey of Italian, Persian and international cuisines. The traditional specialties will be offered throughout the month of Ramadan at Enigma and Giardino. At Enigma, break your fast with welcome display Sabzi Khordan; which includes a mesmerizing variety of fresh herbs with walnuts and dates, delicious homemade Persian cheese, roasted Persian bread and more. Guests will then be able to choose from cold and warm starters followed by a soup, one main course and dessert. At the jungle themed international restaurant Giardino, families and friends will be able to feast on international cuisines. Iftar Enigma: Dhs 230 per person. Giardino: Dhs 230 per person. Call 04-5568840. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach Suq restaurant and tent, which overlook the lush gardens at Jumeirah Beach, boast bright, joyful interiors and live cooking stations that awaken the senses and appetite as guests step in. Chef de Cuisine Yahya Osman has created an Iftar buffet that is soaked in traditional Arabic flavours alongside international favourites too. Chef Yahya’s innovative Arabic sushi is always a special surprise. The desserts section boasts different homemade ice creams to choose from, a live crepe station, a designated cake counter, and mountains of Turkish delight. #connectordubai


DINING OUT Suq’s Suhoor serves a dedicated à la carte menu of Middle Eastern cuisine, with menu highlights including kishek manakish, served piping hot from the pizza oven. Iftar: Dhs 265 per person. Suhoor: Dhs 210 per person. 6-12 year olds receive 50 percent savings. Call 04-2707803. Fairmont Dubai Guests can experience the Iftar buffet at the all-day dining restaurant Cascades, which is transformed into a traditional tent, offering seating for up to 115 diners. Guests will be treated to a taste of Ramadan with a daily rotating selection of 26 freshly prepared salads, hot and cold mezze, 17 different

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international and Middle Eastern main courses including the traditional lamb ouzi, shawarma, a selection of desserts including all-time favourite umm ali. An extravagant art exhibition, at the hotel lobby, surrounded by water, in collaboration with a contemporary crystal artist, Natalie Dagestani will be held throughout the Holy Month. Iftar: Dhs 180 per person and Dhs 90 for children between 6-12 years Call 04-3118316. Millennium Airport Hotel DubaiRamadan Tent This year, Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai offers a Ramadan tent located in the hotel garden area to

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DINING OUT add a touch of authentic charm to your Iftar experience. Enjoy the sumptuous Iftar buffet, Suhour packages, and Ramadan live entertainment. Iftar: Dhs 135 per person Call 04-7028888. Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road Iftar buffet is being served at live-cooking restaurant- Feast, featuring Arabian and international dishes including fresh juice and soft drinks. It is available from sunset until 11pm daily during Ramadan. The deal offers traditional favourites such as shish kebab, lamb biryani plus so much more from the continental, Asian, Indian and cold station as well as some delectable desserts, including tiramisu, rose crème caramel and baklava. Iftar: Dhs 210. Call 04-503 4309. BiCE Ristorante, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah For a fine Italian fare, tuck into a threecourse sharing menu at the BiCE Ristorante located in the heart of JBR. A harmonious fusion of Italian delights and regional staples, the menu features beetroot hummus & Italian pita, penne arrabbiata, date semifreddo amongst other sumptuous dishes. Every week the skilful head chef, Chef Davide will be working his culinary magic and adding his unique flare to the menu, leaving guests with more delectable options to choose from. Iftar: Dhs 195 per person Call 04-3182520. 30 MAY CONNECTOR

The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery Much like the customised retreat packages, during the month of Ramadan guests can choose his or her own small wellness ritual to recover, revitalise, detox or more. Guests can savour a healthy buffet at Vibe restaurant inclusive of BBQ, traditional Arabic beverages and live cooking stations. This is followed by access to the property’s dedicated Wellness Lounge where guests can choose one service from deep sleep meditation to oxygen therapy to detox yoga. For those looking to complement their healthy Iftar with fitness related activities, the wellness resort also offers a selection of fitness activities with the on-site fitness coach from 9pm onwards. The little ones are entertained with a fully equipped Rayya kids club that includes a variety of children’s activities and dedicated play area. Iftar: Dhs 215 per person for Iftar buffet, refreshing beverages, access to the Wellness Lounge and one activity or only Dhs 165 per person for Iftar buffet, refreshing beverages. 0-6 years free, 6-12 years: 50% discount. The group Iftar packages available at The Social Kitchen or Club Lounge for Dhs 130 covering set menu. Call 04-5247777. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah The world’s tallest atrium may be one of the best ways to savour delectable Arabic cuisine for Iftar during the Holy Month. Guests can break their fast to live music and the tastiest #connectordubai


DINING OUT traditional fare at Al Iwan. A delectable Arabic buffet rich in traditional flavour will make the occasion as fascinating as it should be. Iftar: Dhs 295 per person. Call 04-3017600. Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort Celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan with sumptuous buffet dining at Crescendo, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort. This Ramadan guests will discover a host of delicious feasting options to satisfy every appetite in a stylish setting with live kanoun entertainment. Savour a special Iftar buffet of mouth-watering Arabic and international cuisine and choose to sit in the luxurious, chic indoor dining area, or dine on the spacious outdoor terrace. Guests will adore the fabulous views across the cobalt waters of the infinity pool to the shoreline beyond. Iftar: Dhs 199 per person, Dhs 100 per child (6 till 12 years old). For every party of 10 adults, 1 person dines with compliments Call 04-5678304. Communal Iftar at the Boulevard Ballroom, Address Boulevard Ramadan is about community, and nothing can compare with sharing breaking the fast at the Address Boulevard’s unique long communal table. Bring along friends, loved ones and colleagues for a delicious www.connector.ae

and elegant Iftar. Unlike the typical buffets, the Address Boulevard provides a modern touch as the delectable traditional dishes are served to your table. You’ll find savoury and tender lamb shank, fresh hummus and fattoush salads, along with an array of desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. Be sure to discover more and engage with #ADHboulevard. Iftar: Dhs 195 per person. Call 04-5618555. Corporate Iftar at Sofitel Dubai Downtown Book your corporate or group Iftar and Sohour experience at our Al Massa Ballroom this Ramadan. With contemporary Arabian vibes, the ballroom will be transformed to host a wide spread of traditional Arabic dishes to cater your exquisite tastes. Sample dishes from the far corners of the world with highlights including the live shawarma station and lamb ouzi live station, chicken curry and Arabic mixed grills. Those with room for dessert can sample treats such as seasonal fruits, pistachio mouhalabieh, dates, baklava and kunafa! Private Group Iftar for groups of 80 guests and above: Dhs 140 per person Private Group Sohour for groups of 80 guests and above: Dhs 130 per person Call 04-5036320. Les Cuisines Restaurant, Sofitel Dubai Downtown Les Cuisines Restaurant offers an array of traditional Ramadan dishes, adorned with delicacies from around the world, to please every palate. Right across from the Burj Khalifa and connected to the CONNECTOR MAY 31


DINING OUT Dubai Mall, Les Cuisines, located on the 2nd floor of the 5 star property, offers open kitchens where you can admire chefs carefully preparing each dish. Delight your tastebuds with traditional Arabic and international cuisine. Expect overwhelming appetisers, main course and deserts from the far corners of the world. Iftar Buffet: Dhs 149 per person 5 years old and below are free of charge; 6 to 12 years old get 50% discount. Call 04-5036320. Fairuz Tent, Fairmont The Palm Meaning ‘precious stone’, the gem-like Fairuz tent is decorated in a modern Arabian style where guests can witness an Arabian theme with Moroccan touches, showcasing hues of white, blue, and purple with hints of turquois, perfect for that ‘twinkly’ evening feel. Providing the perfect opportunity for guests and residents to experience the warmth of the regions local culture and traditions, the extensive Iftar buffet will provide irresistible traditional delights, indulgent desserts, lavish date displays and Ramadan inspired beverages. The entertainment stage will have Oud player during the week and eccentric tannoura dancers every weekend. Iftar: Dhs 195 (early bird before 10 May) or Dhs 215 (standard) per person inclusive of Ramadan juices. Children 0-5 years old are complimentary and 6-12 years old will have 50% discount. Call 04-4573457. 32 MAY CONNECTOR

Ballarò, Conrad Sheikh Zayed Road This Ramadan, Conrad is offering warmth and hospitality of a traditional Iftar but with a Mediterranean flair. Enjoy a large array of sumptuous Arabic dishes and sweets all served with our market fresh flavour accompanied by traditional music. Iftar Buffet: Dhs 175 per person. Call 04-4447111. Master Chef Mama in Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre This Ramadan, Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre is offering an Iftar and Suhour buffet in Medley Restaurant hosted by the property’s Moroccan Chef Mama, who is known for her rich delicious dishes and amazing hospitality. The hotel is taking corporate booking as well in their ballroom area spread across 1,000 square metres. Expect an overwhelming spread of Arabic dishes and desserts accompanied by a live Oud player. Iftar: Dhs 189 per person and Dhs 89 for children up to the age of 12 years old. Corporate Iftar: Dhs 119 until 15 May Call 04-2941222. Iftar Feast at Yalumba, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre Looking for an intimate Iftar experience to bring the family closer? This Ramadan, Yalumba is offering a cozy set up for guests, inspired by the culinary culture of the Middle East. The Iftar buffet consists of a huge variety of traditional favourites including live cooking stations, mixed grills, manakish, ouzi, #connectordubai


DINING OUT and also various breads, cheeses and fresh Indian cuisine to switch up your tastes. Not to mention the dessert table is the icing on the cake to make your Iftar even more memorable. Their fresh ice cream is made with camel’s milk and is perfect paired with any of the cakes. Iftar buffet: Dhs 169 and Dhs 79 for kids. Call 04-7022328. Delightful Iftar Experience, Jood Palace Hotel Indulge in an irresistible Iftar buffet with the most sumptuous selection of culinary delights across the Middle East. Including new Egyptian live stations like Fiteer and Koshari made in traditional clay pots and many more. The Jood Palace Iftar is a warm and welcoming experience with food made by award winning chefs. Iftar: Priced at Dhs 149 inclusive of drinks Call 04-2232222. Asateer Tent, Atlantis The Palm Experience a fusion of traditional Ramadan flavours and international favourites, shepherd’s pie & porcini mushroom risotto from celebrity chef restaurants, Bread Street Kitchen and Ronda Locatelli accompanied by picturesque views of the Arabian Gulf and Palm Island, with a backdrop of Dubai’s stunning skyline. www.connector.ae

Decorated with luxury furnishings such as ornate chandeliers, 85” plasma screens, games and PlayStations, the Asateer tent provides a welcoming and enjoyable Iftar experience for the whole family. Iftar: Dhs 220 per person and Dhs 110 for kids aged between 3-12. Suhoor: Dhs 160 Call 04-426 2626. Iftar in the Constellation Ballroom at Address Dubai Marina If you’re looking for an incredibly grand Iftar experience with a huge variety and great ambiance, the Address at Dubai Marina encompasses it all. With a huge range of dishes that span from sushi, Indian, Arab and more, Iftar at the Address Marina is a spectacular feast. The ballroom itself is transformed to give you an Arabian nights feel, with dimmed purple lighting and elegant white furniture. Iftar: Dhs 220 per person. Call 04-4367777. Al Fanous Lounge, JW Marriot Marquis Led by Arabic-specialty Chef Nicola, the Iftar buffet will feature a spread of more than 200 dishes, with international and traditional Arabic flavours. Guests can enjoy the auspicious month amongst opulent surroundings, while experiencing specialty stations including a dessert buffet full of Arabian favourites and Turkish ice-cream. Iftar: Dhs 215 per person. Call 04-4143000. CONNECTOR MAY 33


DINING OFFERS ChiMac at Namu With astounding views, Namu is the modern take on Korean cuisine with Japanese fusions. Serving both hot and cold platters across four live stations, Fire, Action, Steam and Ice. They are now offering their new tempura Korean fried chicken gulfed in BBQ sauce alongside two bottles of hops for Dhs 75 from 5.30-8pm. Call 04-4355577. Island Daze Brunch at Ting Irie Amidst their dedication to authentic Jamaican culture, this new brunch is a five-course adventure that captures every flavour of the island. Some iconic favourites are the fluffy Jamaican patties, tender oxtail cocobuns and the world famous Jamaican curry goat. Dhs 205 with soft drinks. Call 04-5575601.

Opening of Tania’s Teahouse A tea lover's and Instagrammer's paradise, this Toronto inspired teahouse is the new millenial pink and white addition to Jumeria Road. The food and décor are equally picturesque and delightful, with fashionable tea latte art and colourful mermaid toast, against pink walls, gold accents and with carefully curated wall art, so have your phones ready for some pictures. Call 04-3240021. New summer menu at Café Bateel The home of gourmet Mediterranean cuisine has launched a brand new menu for the summer months. Consisting of wholesome, light and healthy options, try the healthy green bowl with lemon dressing, or the creamy and flavourful Vadouvan Chicken Rigati, and end off with a signature chocolate tart. Call 800-228335. 34 MAY CONNECTOR

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DINING OFFERS Almayass, Sofitel Downtown Dubai The Lebanese-Armenian fusion restaurant has become a household name. With locations worldwide, the quiet cozy joint serves the most authentic dishes of the cuisine including the Armenian bulgur salad, cherry kabab, and the best Manti you can find in town. Visit to experience the real Levantine hospitality. Call 04-3387772.

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Fogo de Chao

T here is probably no simpler, more relaxed and friendlier type of dining experience than in a churrascaria, and now there is somewhere new to enjoy this. Fogo de Chao meaning “fire of ground”, is Dubai’s newest Brazilian churrascaria restaurant recently opened in DIFC. For those of you new to this type of restaurant, it is a meat lover's dream. The concept and menu is simple. Each setting has a circular card placed next to it, green coloured on one side and red on the other. If the green side is showing then passadores (waiters) come to your table, each carrying a different cut of meat, and carve for you. Had enough? Turn over to show the red side. Fogo de Chao is the first UAE restaurant and second in the Middle East of the restaurant chain founded in Brazil some 40 odd years ago, and now boasting over 50 restaurants in six countries globally. The menu is simple, you choose from one cut of meat, or the option of a continuous supply of the most popular cuts, or the Fogo Churrasco Experience- every single cut available, continuously coming to your table. There is also a Market Table with a good www.connector.ae

selection of salads, cold cuts, vegetables, fruit and cheese, and the Feijoada Station and it’s amazing Brazillian black bean stew. With so many choices of meat, something like 8 cuts of beef, plus chicken and lamb, you are guaranteed to find some you like and some you really like. Our personal favourites were the Beef Ancho (ribeye) and the Fraldinha (bottom sirloin) and Picanha (top sirloin). Each option is also accompanied by traditional Brazilian sides of cheese bread, polenta, mashed potato and caramelised banana. As well as good food and a great atmosphere, what makes this restaurant that bit more stand out is the authenticity- real Brazilian food, imported Brazilian beef, cooked churassco and delivered by a team made up of no less than 35 individuals who have come over from Brazil. The top choice on the menu, Fogo Churrasco Experience, is Dhs 299 per person not including drinks. For reservation call 04-3438867. CONNECTOR MAY 37


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Bassel Ibrahim

Executive Chef, Seven Sands The Beach, JBR and Etihad Museum

B assel Ibrahim is the Executive Chef of Seven Sands, a restaurant owned by Dubai World Trade Centre, located at The Beach in JBR and at Etihad Museum. Seven Sands specialises in a modern take on Emirati cuisine. Chef Ibrahim is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the outlet including menu development, sourcing unique local products, inventory and productivity control, cost management, HACCP food safety systems and ensuring quality is delivered in every dish that is thoughtfully prepared in the kitchen. Chef Ibrahim brings over 19 years of awardwinning experience to Seven Sands, having previously worked at several prominent fivestar hotels across the region. His prior culinary experience includes Executive Chef at Special Group Restaurants in Abu Dhabi, Oriental Chef de Cuisine at Towers Rotana Hotel in Dubai, Oriental Chef & Main Kitchen in Charge at Al Diar Capital Hotel in Abu Dhabi, Arabic Chef at Sands Hotel in Abu Dhabi, Chef at Toshka Restaurant in Damascus, Syria, among others. 38 MAY CONNECTOR

Chef Ibrahim began his career with very humble beginnings as a receptionist at the Palmira Al Sham Hotel in 1998. While working there, he was inspired by watching the team in the kitchen, and that is when his culinary journey began, and where his kitchen training commenced. Today, a renowned expert in Arabic and international cuisine, Chef Ibrahim has participated in and won several competitions. Awards include the silver and bronze medals from the Emirates Culinary Guild both in 2007 and 2008, the Merit Award from the Emirates Salon Culinaire in 2005, 2006 and 2007. As part of his portfolio, Chef Ibrahim has appeared on popular television networks including Sama Dubai TV and Decision Maker Channel, and he has been part of the Arabic food promotion in the Hilton Colombo-Sri Lanka in 2007. Chef Ibrahim graduated with a Higher Diploma in Hotel Management from the Intermediate Hospitality Institute in Damascus, Syria. #connectordubai


RECIPE LAMB OUZI Ingredients Hashwa mix 5kg Whole baby lamb 20ml Corn oil 100g Channa dhal 20g Cinnamon stick 1 Green chilli (whole) 50g Cashew nuts 2kg Basmati rice 50g Brown onion (sliced) 20g Bezar 1g Saffron 2 Bay leaves 10g Raisins Pinch Salt Yoghurt sauce Masala mix 2 litres Natural yoghurt 10g White onion 200ml Corn oil 40 Red onions (sliced) (chopped) 100g Salt 5kg Tomatoes 50g Coriander 30g Fresh coriander 4 Bay leaves For garnish 4 Cinnamon sticks 5 Cloves (optional) 5 Red onions (sliced) 2 Green chillies (chopped) 20ml Corn oil 20g Ginger (chopped) 2 Garlic cloves (chopped) Handful Fresh coriander 50g Tomato paste 75g Ghee 100ml Bezar Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius / 355 Fahrenheit 2. Place the lamb into a large pan of cold water (if needed, cut the lamb in half and use two pans) with the saffron, chili, bay leaves and a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer for 30 minutes. 3. While the lamb is simmering, prepare the Masala, Hashwa mix and Yoghurt sauce (see below) 4. After 30 minutes, drain the water from the pan and coat the lamb with the Masala mix. Set the remainder of the Masala mix aside for later. 5. Cover the meat in foil and put the meat in the oven for 45 minutes or until the meat soft and tender 6. Cook the basmati rice (as per the pack instructions) with a pinch of salt, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaves 7. Place a layer of rice in a dish, followed www.connector.ae

by a layer of the remaining Masala mix. Repeat until all the rice and Masala mix is used 8. Transfer the rice and Masala to a large serving platter, and place the Masalacoated lamb on top then garnish with fresh coriander, Hashwa mix and fried onion To make the Masala mix: 1. Heat the corn oil in a frying pan over a medium heat then add onion and sautĂŠ until golden in colour 2. Add coriander, bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves, green chilies, garlic, ginger and Bezar mix and fry for another minute before adding the tomatoes, tomato paste and ghee 3. Bring the mixture to boil. Simmer for 10 minutes. To make the Hashwa mix: 1. Boil the Channa dhal as per pack instructions and then strain the water 2. Heat the corn oil in a frying pan over a medium heat then the onion and sautĂŠ until golden in colour 3. Take the pan off the heat and add the Channa dhal, cashew nuts, Bezar and raisins. Mix together. To make the Yoghurt sauce: 1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl 2. Serve as a condiment for the lamb

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Ramadan recipes

from Al Islami ‘In preparation for the Holy Month of Ramadan, Al Islami Foods partnered with School of Culinary And Finishing Arts (SCAFA) shares their Flavors of Ramadan recipes that can be easily prepared at home for Iftar and Suhoor with family and friends’. Egga

An Egg-celent dish for Suhoor. The Egga is known to be the Egyptian frittata, usually preferred as a breakfast meal. It consists of Beaten eggs, tossed in olive oil with vegetables, and baked to goodness! This dish is a super simple and healthy one. Ingredients ½ Onion ½ Tomato 100g Al Islami Mixed Veggies 4 Eggs 30ml Olive Oil ½ tsp Salt ¼ tsp Black Pepper Herbs for garnish Instructions • Cut the onion in small cubes. • Sweat the onion with the olive oil until soft on medium heat. • Add the tomato and Al Islami mixed veggies. Cook for 2 minutes. • Break the eggs in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. • Add the vegetables and herbs. Mix until smooth. • Transfer to baking dish and bake in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 12 minutes. • Remove from the oven, garnish with fresh herbs and enjoy. • Ramadan Kareem

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Date and Strawberry Rice Pudding

Start the Holy Month of Ramadan on a sweet note! Enjoy a classic strawberry rice pudding with an Emirati twist. The Date and Strawberry rice pudding is popular for its rich flavor with ingredients such as saffron, strawberries, almonds, pistachio powder, and date syrup. Ingredients 200g Al Islami Strawberries, thawed 200ml Milk 300g Rice, cooked 20g Pistachio powder 3 pods Green cardamom Saffron 80g Date syrup Instructions • Peel and wash the potato. • Bring two pots with water to a boil. Put the eggs in one and the potato and chicken in the other one. When the eggs come to a boil reduce the heat to a simmer and time 10 minutes for them to be ready. • Cool down the eggs, peel and cut in half. When potato and chicken are ready remove from the water and cool down. Slice both to mouthsize pieces. • Toast the peanuts in a pan until golden. Put into a food processor adding the sugar, shrimp paste, chili and garlic. Blitz until smooth, if neccesary add water and soy sauce for smoothness. • Transfer to a bowl and incorporate the soy sauce and tamarind. Adjust the thickness with water. • Put the sauce on the plate as a semi circle. Arrange the chicken, potato, egg and green beans. • Garnish with herbs, green onion and the bean sprouts. • Squeeze a lime over the salad and enjoy #connectordubai


RECIPE Chicken Gado Gado

The sumptuous Gado Gado recipe has been originated from Indonesia, and is one amongst the traditional must-try Indonesian dishes. Garnished with fresh herbs, spring onions and bean sprouts, this famous salad is a mix of egg, chicken and vegetables, with a thick tamarind peanut sauce base. This recipe is one to satisfy your cravings along with keeping a watch on the calorie count! Ingredients Salad 300g Al Islami IQF Chicken Breast 2 cloves garlic 3 pieces birds eye red chilli ½ Lime - lime juice 1 potato 1 packet (400g) Al Islami Green Beans, blanched 50g bean sprouts 30g green onion 5g coriander 2 eggs Sauce 100g peanuts 25g palm sugar 2g shrimp paste 3g tamarind pulp 10g light soy sauce 100g hot water

Instructions • Peel and wash the potato. • Bring two pots with water to a boil. Put the eggs in one and the potato and chicken in the other one. When the eggs come to a boil reduce the heat to a simmer and time 10 minutes for them to be ready. • Cool down the eggs, peel and cut in half. When potato and chicken are ready remove from the water and cool down. Slice both to mouthsize pieces. • Toast the peanuts in a pan until golden. Put into a food processor adding the sugar, shrimp paste, chili and garlic. Blitz until smooth, if necessary add water and soy sauce for smoothness. • Transfer to a bowl and incorporate the soy sauce and tamarind. Adjust the thickness with water. • Put the sauce on the plate as a semi circle. Arrange the chicken, potato, egg and green beans. • Garnish with herbs, green onion and the bean sprouts. • Squeeze a lime over the salad and enjoy 20g Coriander, for rice balls ¼ tsp. Turmeric ½ tsp. Salt, for prawns ½ tsp. Salt, for rice balls 15g Mustard seed 30ml Oil Water 200g Cooked rice

Hilsa Prawns with Rice Balls

A staple traditional dish which the Muslim community prepares during the Holy Month of Ramadan in Bengal. This appetizing recipe consists of prawns, coriander, turmeric and green chilli along with golden brown shallow fried rice balls that compliments the dish. Ingredients 500g Al Islami Cooking Shrimps 3 pieces Green chili, chopped 100g Onion www.connector.ae

Instructions • Grind the chill and mustard seeds. • Cut the onion in small cubes and sauté until golden. • Add the rest of spices and cook until smooth. • Add the prawns and let it simmer on medium heat for 5 minutes. You can add water to make it a wetter curry. • In a food processor blitz the rice, coriander and salt until coarse. • With wet hands shape the rice into small spheres. • In hot oil, shallow fry the rice spheres until crispy and golden. • Put the curry on the center of a plate. Place the rice balls on top and put the prawns on top of the rice balls. CONNECTOR MAY 41


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COMPETITIONS Serving since 1981, Al Islami has offered over 100 frozen quick and easy-to-make products which operate under two brands designed to meet the needs of their customers. Al Islami’s product range includes whole chicken, chicken parts and convenient items such as burgers, nuggets and franks, along with seafood, vegetables, french fries and fruit; while Aladdin offers a dedicated range of quality frozen food for children. Win a food hamper. As part of Al Islami’s “Flavours of Ramadan” campaign, Dubai’s popular frozen food brand is offering two lucky winners the chance to win a limited-edition food hamper. These food boxes will give consumers everything they need to prepare the perfect Iftar meal for the family.

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FASHION

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KIDS & EDUCATION

Schools and Ramadan

how they celebrate

T he Holy Month of Ramadan is set to begin this month around 17 May and will span throughout the school term. Hence, it is an utmost duty of schools to provide an environment ensuring well-being of students, especially one where they can feel safe to practice their religion. This month’s education feature, hence, focuses on how schools are preparing students for Ramadan, what education they include on the Holy Month of Ramadan, how do they make the month special in schools, and how is the school day different, if at all. Educating new staff and school community Schools take various initiatives to educate community members, coming from nonMuslim backgrounds, about the concept and importance of Ramadan. Imad Nasr, Director of Arabic and Islamic of 46 MAY CONNECTOR

Jumeira Baccalaureate School (JBS) said, “At Jumeira Baccalaureate School (JBS), we have a multi-cultural environment with nearly 70 different nationalities and multiple religions. It is therefore important that teachers and classmates who aren’t fasting understand why Muslims fast. To do that, in the run-up to Ramadan we carry out assemblies for both primary and secondary schools about fasting, how it is celebrated around the world and how different cultures mark the Holy Month of Ramadan. In our secondary school we also welcome guest speakers who educate students about a wide array of different topics, including how to eat healthily during Ramadan and the effect that fasting has on the body.” Sabah Rashid, Head of Primary of the Swiss International Scientific School (SISD) in Dubai said, “Our community members can be new to Dubai and often to Ramadan. We communicate the concept #connectordubai


KIDS & EDUCATION of Ramadan to our staff members through HR with comprehensive information about the cultural, religious and celebratory aspects of the month. The Islamic Studies department work with classroom teachers to hold student-led assemblies, maintain displays and offer optional activities. Some non-Muslim children choose to experience fasting.” Charity and kindness drives Ramadan teaches the community to be more compassionate, and practice empathy. Hence schools initiate various charity drives to instil the values of kindness in students. Imad Nasr of JBS added, “Kindness, forgiveness and charity are practiced throughout the month in the form of whole school charity drives. Ramadan teaches our community to be more compassionate and empathetic to those who are in need, and many of our students become involved in Dubaiwide charity initiatives. We also try to incorporate kindness, forgiveness and charity into our lessons on a daily basis, helping our students to understand the true meaning of Ramadan.” Sabah Rashid of SISD mentioned, “We participate in the Ramadan Fridge campaign, providing a fridge for the public in our neighbourhood. The fridge is monitored and filled regularly together by the SISD student, parent, and staff community for the entire month of Ramadan. We coordinate a giving campaign whereby those who wish to, fill a bag using a standardised set of www.connector.ae

items that are then distributed to the construction workers contributing to our beautiful school campus building site for the two additional remaining boarding houses. This provides a comfortable interface between students and workers with evident mutual appreciation.” Reduced school hours KHDA announces special school timings during Ramadan. The class lengths are generally reduced to adapt to special Ramadan school hours. Imad Nasr of JBS throwing light on school timings during Ramadan said, “Yes, the school day changes for our entire community. The day gets shorter and the length of classes are adjusted to reflect this. This year’s timings are yet to be confirmed by the KHDA, but last year students were in school from 8:30am until 1:30pm, whilst staff worked from 8am until 2pm.” Different tasks for students fasting Besides reduced school hours, there are separate homeworks and assignments for students fasting. The effort is to support students in practising their religious beliefs. Deema Al Alami, Vice President Arabic & Islamic - GEMS Education said, “Teachers also make accommodations for fasting students, for example, PE teachers assign a different task/project for students who fast and are unable to engage in highintensity exercises.” CONNECTOR MAY 47


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KIDS & EDUCATION Designated eat & drink areas for nonfasting members In order to make environment friendly for non-fasting members, schools have designated areas where the non-fasting members can eat and drink without disrespecting the fellow fasting members. Imad Nasr of JBS on being asked about any special reservations for non-fasting members said, “Lunchtime is probably one of the challenges during Ramadan. At JBS, there are designated areas of the school for members of the community who aren’t fasting to be able to eat and drink, whilst still respecting the feelings of fasting students and staff.” Ramadan fetes The schools take a step ahead to celebrate the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan. Some arrange Iftar meals for the school community to embark on values of sharing and others decorate the corridors with Ramadan themed items. Nikki Sharkey, Deputy Head Pastoral, Foremarke School Dubai said, “Foremarke will host an annual Iftar, encouraging pupils and parents to join for a scrumptious meal. As a preRamadan treat, the school will also host entertainment and events including a special performance by a professional Arabic Dance Group.” Deema Al Alami of GEMS Education further added, “Ramadan is a beautiful month in our schools. Schools decorate www.connector.ae

their corridors with Ramadan themed items such as lanterns, crescents and other ornamental items mostly designed by students and staff. Many schools have different prayers and duaa’s and Ramadan greetings displayed across the school.” Imad Nasr of JBS said, “For staff we hold an Iftar, which encourages both Muslim and non-Muslim staff to join together to mark the breaking of the fast. Prior to Ramadan beginning, our Parent and Friend Association also organise a Ramadan workshop with an array of fun and educational activities designed for the whole family to highlight the upcoming Holy Month.” Quran competition & cultural education Sabah Rashid of the SISD said, “Students practice their Quran recitation with Tajweed and can also opt to participate in a recitation competition during Ramadan. Imad Nasr of JBS said , “ JBS’s International Baccalaureate curriculum is based around encouraging students to become independent enquirers, fostering their research skills. As such, within lessons over the Holy Month, students are encouraged to research how Ramadan is celebrated in different cultures. This learning is integrated into assemblies where students participate in talks and performances, and in Arabic lessons students are encouraged to talk about how Ramadan is marked within their own cultures and communities in Arabic.” CONNECTOR MAY 49


BIRTHDAYS

Children can say

the funniest things We love the children in our lives, they bring us joy and happiness and everything they do, most of the time, makes us smile. Here at Connector we share some of your funny moments with your children and here is a round up of just some of the things you have told us your kids, who are all celebrating birthdays in May, have said to make you laugh. Happy birthday to them all! Mary Carisse Emerald S. Almeria 8 years old on 20 May United International Private School Funny moment While watching a beauty pageant she blurted out: "When you join you have to be slim, right? You know Nanay, I think I'm best as a designer! Especially as I love rice!"

Auric George Bayan 3 years old on 4 April GEMS Cambridge International School Funny moment He is a giggly little boy and loves doing funny facial expressions. Recently I am told him to eat carrots as he is fan of elephants. I said you have to eat carrots so you will be strong like elephant and he said “Huh?!?!! No mommy, a Pabet!" ( he meant rabbit) Mariam AlSaqaf 6 years old on 10 May GEMS Metropole school Funny moment Mariam "Mum I hate school" Me "Why? School is fun!!!" Mariam "I want to go to work like you." Me "Why? It's not fun like school." Mariam "It is fun mama, you just don't know how to work!!" Me ... shocked and laughing!

Hamza AlSaqaf 11 years old on 7 May GEMS Metropole school Funny moment When my son asked me what was wrong and I said I had a bad headache, he asked why do people call it a bad headache and not a good headache? I told him because it is not a nice feeling but he said they should still call it a good headache. Tanushh Lath 7 years old on 24 May Gems Metropole School Funny moment Mummy loves going to events and everytime she says her favorite words "Hurry Up! Hurry up! We are late". When people ask him "who does Mom love the most", he replies "Mom loves events the most!"

Have your children said something that has set you off in belly fulls of laughter and made your friends chuckle? If they have and they are celebrating a birthday in June, email editorial@connector-dubai.com a picture and a few words on what it is they said that made you laugh, and we will publish the top ones next month. Include their age, date of birth and the school they go to. Congratulations to Mary Carisse Emerald S. Almeria, who gets a family pass for 4 people value of Dhs 500 to Dreamland Aqua Park.

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KIDS & EDUCATION

Books for children

T he famous author Stephen King once said, “The books are a uniquely portable magic.” We bring you best-seller children books of this month which will transport the readers into the world of fantasies, unicorns and magical world along with a book for growing readers imparting lessons of acceptance and achievements. Flying Fergus: The Wreck it Race by Sir Chris Hoy Age group 4-7 The cycling team are getting a new coach to prepare them for International racing but when she turns up, Charlotte is in a wheelchair and is captain of the paralympic basketball team. No one can quite understand how she is going to train them. With some unusual training methods, including yoga and wheelbarrow races, Charlotte enters the team in the charity Wreck it Race where they have to build their own bicycle. A gentle inclusive story about acceptance and achievements. Price Dhs 28.35 www.connector.ae

Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords by Laura Ellen Anderson Age group 6-9 Amelia and her friends, including a yeti and a prince called Tangine must brave the world of light to try and find Tangine’s mother, Queen Fairyweather. Join the group of friends, who are always awake during the night, on an adventure into the daylight as they encounter fairies, angel kittens and unicorns. A perfect blend of Vampire and Unicorn adventures, what is not to love about this book. Price Dhs 44.10 Girl who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill Age group 9-12 The population of Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to Xan, a witch, whom they fear will terrorise their town. Unbeknown to the town, the witch is not evil. She rescues children, nourishes them with starlight and places them with families to care for them. One baby is fed moonlight instead of starlight and as she grows up it is clear her powers can have dangerous consequences. A beautiful fairytale set in a fantasy world, with layer upon layer of magical and menacing moments. Price Dhs 39.90 CONNECTOR MAY 51


HEALTH & WELLBEING

Life is where

the heart is What you need to know about your heart

T he heart, famous in February, timeless in its symbolism for love and emotion, and drawn across school binders and notebooks for years. When we think of the heart these are what usually crosses our minds, but what is the true function of the heart? What is the importance of the drumming in the left side of our chest? And how can we assure that it maintains its health for a long and fulfilling life? The function our hearts The heart is one of the most important organs of your body. “It functions as a pump in the circulatory system to provide a continuous flow of blood throughout the body” says Dr. Carla Sleiman, Specialist Cardiologist at Medcare Medical Centre in 52 MAY CONNECTOR

Jumeirah. It usually beats from 60 to 100 times per minute but can go much faster when necessary. With every single heartbeat, the heart provides the circulation of blood to the entire body, “Blood pumped by the heart delivers oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body and carries away unwanted carbon dioxide and waste products” adds Chief of Cardiology, Dr Allam Alkowatli, at Emirates Hospital Dubai. When the heart pumps, red oxygen rich blood is distributed to all organs of the body. Blue, oxygenpoor blood then returns from all parts of the body back to the right side so to be cleared again for the next cycle. Not only does the heart support the system of every organ but the function of each too. #connectordubai


HEALTH & WELLBEING Benefits of a healthy heart The heart is responsible for everything that gives our bodies life from the transport of oxygen to our organs to the effectiveness of our immune systems, so the importance of maintaining a good heart is beyond measure. A well and maintained cardiovascular system not only supports the hearts function but also the arteries, veins, and capillaries of our bodies, also contributing to our energy levels, moods and emotions, strength, balance and much more. “A healthy cardiovascular system provides efficient transport of the absorbed nutrients and helps in the conversion of the food you eat into energy the cells can use” Dr. Mohamed Seif who is a Senior Consultant Cardiologist at University Hospital Sharjah. “A good heart also effects the ease at which the cardiovascular system can pump, and transport blood and the enhanced energy production decreases the risk of chronic disease” he adds. The health of our hearts even affects the temperature regulation of our bodies. Common illnesses There are many different heart conditions which are collectively called heart disease. They can occur at any age and are one of the leading causes of death. Coronary Artery Disease, or more commonly known as heart attacks, are one the most common heart related illnesses. “Coronary Artery Disease occurs when there is an www.connector.ae

interruption in the pumping of blood by the heart due to blockages in the blood tubes” adds Specialist Internal Medicine at Mediclinic Al Bahir, Dr. Raji Mathew “these blockages occur due to the deposition of cholesterol and related material within the lumen of the blood tubes.” Dr Ilaria Saredi Family Medicine Specialist at Allied Medical Center says that other common heart diseases include valvular heart issues. “There are four valves in our heart (aortic, pulmonary, tricuspid and mitral) that make sure the blood flow stays in a one-way direction through the heart circulatory system”, she says. Problems arise when a valve becomes too stiff restricting the blood flow, or even becoming leaky cause blood to flow backwards. Other illnesses include Arrhythmias which are when there a disturbance leads to the heart having skipped, abnormally fast or low heart rates, heart failure. Another is Angina, when the heart muscle cannot pump to meet the body’s demands for blood and oxygen causing discomfort in your chest, arm, neck, stomach or jaw. Spotting early signs of heart disease Although not all heart disease may show symptoms, others depend on what type of heart disease one may have. “Chest pain in coronary artery disease, shortness of breath, swelling of legs and weakness in heart failure, irregular heartbeats, and fainting in valvular heart diseases" says Dr. Carla Sleiman from CONNECTOR MAY 53


HEALTH & WELLBEING Medcare. Although there are some symptoms that require immediate consultation she advises. These include: • Chest discomfort • Indigestion, heartburn, stomach pain • Dizziness or light-headedness, • Irregular heart beats • Shortness of breath • Swelling of legs, feet, and ankles • Sweating When addressing heart disease, the best advice is to monitor yourself before you develop established heart disease, called primary prevention adds Dr. Haitham Al Hashimi from Dubai London Clinic. “This is done by having regular checks with a specialist and monitoring of your blood pressure, pulse, cholesterol and blood sugar levels.” Though if you suspect you have a heart disease, doctors have a range of tests to figure out the type and severity of the disease. These tests include an electrocardiogram also known as ECG or EKG and a stress test or also known as a treadmill test. Both will analyse the heart’s activity and showing any problems in blood flow. Dr. Allam Alkowatli at Emirates Hospital Dubai adds that other procedures to address heart disease include taking medication, often used to treat high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, or heart disease itself, and advanced heart disease may even require surgical procedures to improve blood flow. These procedures are usually done to ease severe chest pain or to clear blockages in 54 MAY CONNECTOR

blood vessels such what typically happens in new angina or heart attacks. Maintaining a healthy heart Although it is of no doubt that the best cure for heart disease, is prevention. It is best to make a lifestyle change to make sure you are maintaining a healthy heart. According to Dr. Haitham Al Hashimi, a study demonstrated that a combination of various lifestyle changes had the potential in reducing heart disease in men up to 80%. If you have certain risk factors of heart disease like hyper tension, diabetes, high tobacco uses and high cholesterol, these can be controlled with healthier choices in eating, maintaining a healthy weight and being consistently physically active. When it comes to nutrition, Dr. Ilaria Saredi at Allied Medical Center advises to adopt a balanced diet. “Aim to keep in check processed foods and saturated fat levels.” She says, “Watch out on red meat, salt, and sweet foods, try to add more fruit and vegetables to attain your 5-a-day goal. Don’t forget to switch to whole meal flour alternatives and introduce legumes that will be useful for your intestinal health.” Other tips to maintain a healthy heart include reducing stress, decreasing intake of alcohol and especially tobacco, maintaining a healthy weight according to your Body Mass Index, get enough sleep, and even make sure you take care of your dental hygiene- as those who have gum disease are often at the same risk factors for heart disease. #connectordubai


HEALTH & WELLBEING

Cosmetic

Dentistry

D on’t we all want a perfect Hollywood smile? Even though we are not always born with a perfect one but who cares when we can get it any way. Cosmetic Dentistry is the answer to all your doubts and to a wishful smile. There are plenty of cosmetic dental procedures which can be used to get perfect teeth alignment, a broader smile and much more. We spoke with cosmetic dental experts in the UAE to understand about cosmetic dentistry and the procedures popular among residents. Popular procedures According to the experts, patients come to cosmetic dental surgeons to improve the appearance of their mouth that generally includes teeth whitening, braces, fill in the gaps between teeth, repairing worn-out teeth, aligning the www.connector.ae

teeth and fixing gummy smiles. Dr. Aleksandra Ivetic, General Dentist and Medical Director of Dubai London Clinic Dental Centre said, “Cosmetic dentistry includes any dental work that is performed to improve the appearance of your mouth, including your teeth, bite or gums. The most popular types of cosmetic procedures include teeth whitening, ceramic veneers/ lumineers, implants, braces/ Invisalign, bonding, ceramic cad-cam crowns and bridges etc. These procedures are suitable for patients who would like to fill in gaps between teeth, change the size, shape, and contour of existing teeth, remove stains or lighten colour of teeth, repair chipped or broken teeth, replace missing teeth, correct or adjust bite and align teeth. Talking about the latest trends, CONNECTOR MAY 55


HEALTH & WELLBEING Dr. Aleksandra Ivetic further added, “The latest trends in cosmetic dentistry like cad/cam technique, 3D, CBCT, smile design, are extremely helpful for dental team, to make individual specific treatment plan for each patient, also assuring patients that doctors are following the latest technologies, in delivering the best service." Dr. A. Amer, MD of The Dental Spa said, “The most popular procedures are teeth whitening, laser gum and lip lightening, replacing metal fillings, teeth straightening using clear sligners, smile makeover i.e. veneers and gummy smile treatment. Dr Fadi Farooq Anaie, expert in Aesthetic Dentistry at CosmeSurge said, “At CosmeSurge Clinics, we provide a wide variety of dental procedures, the most popular include: teeth whitening, veneers, full mouth re-habituation, smile design, direct and indirect aesthetic fillings, Invisalign orthodontic treatment, dental implants, root canal treatment, and dental laser application that treat gum disease and lips and gum pigmentation. The most popular procedure is Hollywood Smile. The procedure is safe and done with minimal changes to the teeth. We expect treatment to be effective for an average of 15-20 years, after treatment; daily teeth brushing and flossing are necessary. 56 MAY CONNECTOR

Who should consider these procedures? Cosmetic dentistry is for anyone as it’s more about aesthetics, however doctors suggest patients have a good oral health. Dr. A. Amer, MD of The Dental Spa said "Almost everyone can be a candidate for some sort of cosmetic dentistry. The ideal candidate is someone who has good oral health, but who suffers from aesthetic issues affecting their ability or desire to smile and/or their selfconfidence." Key questions to ask before proceeding? Asking right questions can make a huge difference. Patients can have lots of vague ideas in their mind but it is important to communicate to understand what’s possible and what’s not. Alternatively, one should always bear cost questions in their mind as cosmetic dentistry is generally not covered under insurance. Dr. A. Amer said, “One should ask questions pertaining to the treatment options available specific to their case? Also, one should check the experience and qualification of the dentist. Besides that the patient should have a frank conversation with the surgeon and accordingly set realistic expectations." #connectordubai


HEALTH & WELLBEING Dr. Aleksandra Ivetic of Dubai London Clinic Dental Centre said,, “The patient must discuss his expectation with the dentist. Not all the expectations can be reached; sometimes the dentist can give better options the patient may not be aware of. Usual questions patient should ask before procedures are: How long result will last? How long it will take? Is it safe? Is there any side effects? Cost?” Speaking on the cost aspect, Dr Fadi Farooq Anaie said further added, “It is also recommended to ask your insurance company if they provide any coverage for cosmetic dentistry. Many patients are also not aware of the difference between a general dentist and a cosmetic dentist. General dentists can become cosmetic dentists with additional training.” Advantages Cosmetic dentistry can correct misshapen teeth, fix disproportionately small teeth and repair chips, cracks and gapped teeth, for a beautiful healthy look. It, in return can boost self-confidence. Dr. Aleksandra Ivetic, General Dentist and Medical Director of Dubai London Clinic Dental Centre, “Advantages of cosmetic dentistry are numerous. Cosmetic procedures

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make your smile perfect, which does quite a bit for you in all kinds of ways. Perfect teeth can help restore confidence. Cosmetic dentistry restores teeth health. Because cosmetic dental procedures return teeth to the shape that they were intended to be in, and replaces missing teeth, you will be able to use them more effectively, such as for chewing food. You will have healthier teeth in general, because they have been restored to their original shape, position and full integrity. Disadvantages Dr. A. Amer, MD of The Dental Spa said, “Not normally covered under insurance and Quality Cosmetic Treatment can be perceived as expensive.” Dr. Aleksandra Ivetic, General Dentist and Medical Director of Dubai London Clinic Dental Centre said, “There are only two disadvantages to cosmetic dentistry. The first is that cosmetic procedures can be expensive. The second disadvantage goes hand in hand with the first, that often, insurance will not cover the cost of cosmetic procedures, or will not cover enough to make them affordable. Many patients have to pay out of pocket for cosmetic dental procedures."

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HEALTH & WELLBEING

Yoga for

concentration and focus

F rom the moment we wake up to the end of long busy days, distractions are everywhere making it difficult to garner actual focus and concentration. Concentration is actually a mental ability to focus on one thing by keeping other things away, says DRYP Hot Yoga studio in Dubai Marina. As rates of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are on the rise and we have taken to medication for a quick fix the most effective method to improve one’s concentration and focus level can be yoga. Drishti Before you can start on yoga poses for concentration, wellness coach, Sreela Nair from The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery says it is extremely important to find a Drishti, a mental and visual focus point to set your gaze and thoughts on and stick to it throughout the duration of the posture. Nair adds that in this way you can internally also find an equilibrium and stability to channel your focus. 58 MAY CONNECTOR

Here are few to begin practicing Tree pose Stand erect and drop your arms to the side of your body. Place your right foot high up on your left thigh. Make sure that the sole is placed firm and flat on the root of the thigh. Now, inhale, and gently raise your arms over your head and bring them together in a ‘namaste’. Look straight at a distant object and hold your gaze. Repeat this pose with the left leg. Shoulder stand pose Lie down straight and lift your lower body upwards and balance the entire body on your shoulders. Remain in this pose for 30 seconds and add 5-10 seconds until you can reach 5 minutes. While coming down, remember to exhale when bending your knees, DRYP Hot Yoga says this pose will allow the mind to concentrate more efficiently. With special thanks to DRYP Hot Yoga Studio & The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery. #connectordubai


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TRIED & TESTED

Uplifting facial at Burj Club

T he Burj Club has set the beauty goals as high as the tallest building in the world. Located next to Burj Khalifa, it spans over five floors featuring an indoor pool, ladies only gym and spa, mixed gym and spa and a rooftop pool and lounge. The royal treatment is experienced at every level. As you enter the club, you cannot stop but admire the beautiful views of the Dubai Fountain. The interiors exude luxurious vibes with soft wooden touches combined with white hues, mirrors and steel. The antique curtains made of metal chains are quite an attraction. I changed into a soft bath-robe kept in the dedicated locker- featuring a modern number lock security system. I then headed to the therapist lounge where lounge chairs were separated using the antique curtains. Cranberry juice and fruit skewers were served and I just could not stop admiring the views from the room. Once I had filled in the consultation card my therapist, Lizzie, was introduced to me. The treament I was booked in for was a facial and the particular treatment was explained to me 60 MAY CONNECTOR

in detail once my skin was assessed. The therapy room has warm tones, dim lighting and soothing background music. After a deep cleansing, Lizzie prepared for my skin assessment test. My skin type was evaluated to be sensitive, so the therapist recommended Resonance Facial. The treatment began with inhalation of an aromatic oil from a hot towel and a quick body massage, the combined effect of this relaxed both my muscles and mind straightway. The facial treatment included the application of an exfoliation mask followed by a gentle head and facial serum massage. After the exfoliation, followed an aromatic oil face massage and it concluded with the application of a resonance mask and a gentle hand massage. Though it was a facial, not a massage, I still dozed off half way thanks to the relaxing massages, aromatic oils and soothing music. The experience was perfect and could not get any better than this. Resonance Facial, Dhs 475, ProductsComfort Zone from Italy. Call 04-8883900 or email reception@theburjclub.com #connectordubai


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Beach babe curls at Blow Out Bar

L ocated in Palm Jumeirah, Blow Out Bar is everything about hair except cuts and colours. The décor is quite chic and modern. It has a colour theme of green and white colours. On being asked about the colour theme, we were informed the salon offers hair treatments which are organic and use products which are cruelty-free. The salon opens at 7.30 am and specialises in hair services like different types of blowouts, hair-dos, braids and organic hair treatments. The façade of the salon is quite lavish designed with floor-to-celling glass windows. The entrance was the only sign that we were entering a modern hair salon. We reviewed the organic hair treatment, manicure and a blow out service, an experience that took two hours. The salon does manicures and hair treatments side by side to save time of course. The organic hair treatment is customised for you as per your hair condition. After carefully examining the hair, the stylist chooses an organic treatment which includes a deep head massage with essential oils followed by the application of a hair mask made of Greek curd and glycerine. www.connector.ae

Within the salon is an in-house café for its guests to sip a freshly brewed coffee and nibble some cookies while the treatment continues. Coming back to the hair, after the hair mask, a moderately hot towel was wrapped around my head which was replaced with the second hot towel after about fifteen minutes. Meanwhile, the manicurist proceeded with the manicure treatment. The head-wash post hair steaming took some time as they had applied oil on the scalp. However, the process was gentle and smooth. After the hand and hair treatments, the stylist asked for my preference of blow out. They have some quite chic options, ranging from ancient blow outs to beach curls to just a simple one. We went ahead with the beach babe curls and having short hair is no constraint. It took one hour but the stylist knew her job well, hence, the results were good. The curls were making perfect waves and looked very clean and natural. Golden Mile 10, Palm Jumeirah. Visit www.blowoutbar.ae or call 800-BLOWOUT (800-2569688). Weekdays: 7:30am-9pm and weekends: 9am-9pm. CONNECTOR MAY 61


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W e’re all familiar with the slogan ‘A dog is for life, not just for Christmas’, and we know that behind that slogan lies the unfortunate fact that many people don’t realise that bringing a new dog into their home takes a huge amount of preparation, perseverance and patience. For those adopting a rescue dog, the challenges can be much greater, and it’s vital for new owners to do whatever they can to ensure that their rescue dog adapts well to its new home as quickly as possible. By following the simple steps, you can make the process of rehoming your dog as smooth and stress-free as possible for the both of you. 62 MAY CONNECTOR

Key points to consider before rehoming a dog If you are planning a holiday, a house move, a new baby or a new job within the coming months, it might be a good idea to postpone your adoption until all of these distractions are out of the way. When a new dog comes into your life, it’s really important that you can give him your full attention at all times. Rescue dogs, in particular, can be very nervous in their new environment, and a busy household with no routine can be terrifying for some dogs. #connectordubai


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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

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Neuro Spinal Hospital.............................................04 315 7834

..........................................................................04 368 8067 / 04 368 8104

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OPHTHALMOLOGISTS

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Acacia Medical Centre, Al Shafar Bldg. 7,

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ORTHODONTISTS

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Acacia Medical Centre, Al Shafar Bldg. 7,

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Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah.......................................................04 344 5515 ORTHOPAEDISTS Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai................ ...............................................................................................................04 407 0100

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Neuro Spinal Hospital...............04 315 7761 / 04 315 7814

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Binil Pillai, Physiotherapist

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...............................................................................................................04 407 0100

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Neuro Spinal Hospital...............04 315 7761 / 04 315 7814

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Neuro Spinal Hospital.................04 315 7761/04 315 7758

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Dr Debora Garozzo, Peripheral Nerve Surgeon

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

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Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai................

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...............................................................................................................04 407 0100

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Neuro Spinal Hospital.............................................04 315 7722

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Dubai Physiotherapy & Family Medicine Clinic...............................

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..................................................................................................................04 349 6333

RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY Acacia Medical Centre, Al Shafar Bldg. 7, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah.......................................................04 344 5515 RHEUMATOLOGIST Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai................ ...............................................................................................................04 407 0100 SCHOOLS

Viviane Cappellari, Speech Therapist (Brazil)

Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre..............................04 340 0005 SPINAL SURGEONS Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai................

...............................................................................................................04 407 0100 Neuro Spinal Hospital...............04 315 7711 / 04 315 7758 Dr Abdul Karim Msaddi, Neuro & Spine Surgeon Dr Catalin Majer, Neuro & Spine Surgeon

Horizon International School, Umm Sequim....................................

Dr Walid Othman, Orthopedic & Spine Surgeon

...............................................................................................................04 348 3314

Dr Karim Ben Hamouda, Neurosurgeon

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Dubai Center for Special Needs.................................04 337 8246

Neuro Spinal Hospital...............04 315 7761 / 04 315 7814

Holy Trinity.....................................................................................04 337 0247

Dr Matthias Honl, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre.............................04 340 0005

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SPORTS ORTHOPAEDIC

VARICOSE VEINS

Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai................

Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai.......................

...............................................................................................................04 407 0100

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STORAGE

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Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai................

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...............................................................................................................04 407 0100

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VETERINARY CLINICS

Royal Fashion Men’s Tailoring & Textiles

Blue Oasis Veterinary Clinic...........................................04 884 8580

Near Burjuman Centre............................................................04 396 8282

MRI, X-RAY, Ultrasound, Surgery, in-house Lab

Souk Madinat Jumeirah.........................................................04 368 6192

DIP 1, open daily, house calls, 24/7 Emergency line

Jumeirah Road..............................................................................04 394 4844 Jumeirah Beach Hotel.............................................................04 348 6878 JLT “C” Goldcrest Exec............................................................04 443 8766 JW Marriott Hotel.....................................................................04 432 3166 http://www.royalfashion.biz/ THYROID CLINIC

Noble Veterinary Clinic.................04 885 9800 / 04 885 4848 Green Community, DIP, Emergency 24/7: .........055 201 6353 Dr Soheyl Simaei, Dr Lidija Krvavac, Dr Damjan Pavlovski. Open 9am to 9pm, 7 days a week, Home Visits & Pick up drop off. Website: www.noblevetclinic.com Vetcare Veterinary Clinic..................................................04 430 9797

Dr Taher Khalil Clinic, Al Safa 1.....................................04 380 8000

Diamond Business Center, Block B, Arjan, Dubailand,

TRAINING

Next to Miracle Garden.

The Healing Zone Training Centre...............................043887552

Dr Dominik Saurek Veterinary Surgeon DVM PhD

Email: info@thehealingzoneacademy.net

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Website: www.thehealingzoneacademy.net

Dr Paulina, Dermatologist, DVM

UPPER LIMB SURGERY

Dr Goran, Internal Medicine, DVM PhD

Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai................

Home visits & Emergency...............................................050 550 1698

...............................................................................................................04 407 0100

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Acacia Medical Centre, Al Shafar Bldg. 7,

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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 Alliance Française of Dubai....................................... 04 335 8712 Oud Metha, Street 18, Dubai; Email: info@afdubai.org American Business Council (ABC)......................... 04 379 1414 admin@abcdubai.com, www.abcdubai.com American Business Group.......................................... 02 671 1141 Abu Dhabi - Contact: Renee Nearpass, Exec. Director Email: abgroup@emirates.net.ae, www.abg-ad.com American Women’s Association.......................... 050 725 7652 Email: awa_of_dubai@yahoo.com, www.awadubai.org ANZA Australia/New Zealand Association Check website for more details - www.anzauae.org Art of Living Foundation.......................................... 050 458 9196 Sangeeta, www.artofliving.org Australian Business In the Gulf (ABIG).............. 04 367 2437 Email: abigdxb@emirates.net.ae Belgium Club Dubai..................................................... 056 949 8570 British Business Group................................................. 04 397 0303 Email: enquiries@britbiz-uae.com, www.bbg.com Carnity (Car Enthusiast's Community) - Source for GCC Car Forums, Car Classifieds, Businesses & Advice. htpp://carnity.com Christ Church, Jebel Ali.............. 050 758 1469/ 04 884 5436 Services: Fri. 9:30am (w/ children’s groups) & Sun. 7:30pm Circulo Latinas Dubai - circulolatinasdubai@hotmail.com, www.circulolatinasdubai.com (1st Monday of each month) Dubai Archers.............................050 588 0951 / 050 454 3099 Dubai Autism Center..................................................... 04 398 6862 Fax: 04-398 8262, PO Box 103737, Dubai Provides information, support, advice, diagnosis assessment and training to parents / professional. Dubai Chamber Orchestra....................................... 050 625 2936 dubaichamberorchestra@hotmail.com, www.dubaiorchestra.org Dubai Concert Committee.... www.dubaiconcertcommittee.com Dubai Evangelical Church Centre........................... 04 884 6630 Arabic & English Services, Friday 10am Dubai Flying Dragons (Boating/Water sport in UAE) info@DubaiDragons.com, www.DubaiFlyingDragons.com Dubai International Art Centre............................... 04 344 4398 www.artdubai.com, email: info@artdubai.com Dubai International Women’s Club....................... 04 344 2389 Email: diwc@emirates.net.ae Dubai Irish Society............................. www.dubaiirishsociety.com Dubai Ladies Bridge Club...........call Jan Irvine 050 645 4395 Dubai Manx Society....................................................... 04 394 3185 Email: manxman@emirates.net.ae, www.dubaimanxsociety.com, David Sims........... 050 453 4956 Dubai Natural History Group................................... 04 394 8871 Every 1st Sunday of the month. Ctc: Valerie Chalmers Dubai Quilters’ Guild.......www.dubaiquiltersguild.wordpress.com Dubai Roadsters............................................................... 04 339 4453

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Playgroup at Meadows 9 Emaar Properties Jane..................... 050 466 0845/04 3682 283/ 050 657 9411 Sun-Weds 9.30-11.30am, Weds 2.30-4pm Arts & Crafts activities. Sharjah Playgroup ctc: Joni..................................... 055 153 0703 http://sharjahplaygroup.webs.com Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding 04 353 6666 Email: smccu@emirates.net.ae, www. cultures.ae, Mosque tours: Sat., Sun., Tue. & Thu.,10am at Jumeirah Mosque St. Lukes Church, Ras Al Khaimah....................................................... ................................................................07 236 4007 / 050 560 3782 St. Mary’s Church, Dubai.............................................. 04 335 8504 South African Women’s Association (SAWA)......055 508 4721 Chairperson: Yvonne Callaghan; email: admin@sawa-uae.org Tango Dubai - Paul Bradley...................................... 050 645 4004 Website: www.tangodubai.com The Emirates Children’s Symphony Orchestra Conductor - Mr. Riad Kudsi....................................... 050 633 5270 Email: csokudsi@emirates.net.ae The Scottish Association........................ www.scotsindubai.com Email: Membership@scotsindubai.com UAE Photo...........................................email: hbos@emirates.net.ae Every last Sunday of the month. www.uae-photo.com United Christian Church of Dubai.......................... 04 884 6623 Evangelical Church Services. Members from more than 50 nationalities. Website: www.uccdubai.com Women’s Guild Dubai/Sharjah Jane Henderson.......04 394 5331/ Gil Salway....04 394 3185 Word of Life Church, Sharjah.....050 457 3836 /050 735 8117 Email: jo@samaritans.org. English Service, Fridays - 10:30am. www.samaritans.org operated by Samaritans in UK CHARITY GROUPS 38smiles (email: info@38smiles.com)................ 050 534 6741 www.38smiles.com; www.facebook.com/38smiles Dubai Foundation for Women & Children......... 04 606 0300 Foresight (Fax: 364 3705)........................................... 04 364 3703 Gulf for Good (www.gulf4good.org)....................... 04 368 0222 Injaz-UAE.............................................................................. 04 429 8763 E-mail: info@injaz-uae.org; Website: www.injaz-uae.org International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Mr. Ahmad Al Jabi, email: ifaw.uae@gmail.com, www.ifaw.org PoshPaws Animal Sanctuary.................................. 050 273 0973 www.poshpawsdubai.com/AnimalSanctuary.aspx SOS Children’s Villages Arab Fund.................... 050 559 8591 The Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) Website: www.pcrf.net; E-mail: uae-admin@pcrf.net UNICEF..................................................04 360 0778 / 04 368 0707 E-mail: dubai@unicef.org; Website: www.unicef.org ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP Emirates Environmental Group............................... 04 331 8100 P.O. Box 7013, Dubai............................................(fax) 04 332 8500 SUPPORT GROUPS 3B (Better Bone Belt) National Alliance of Osteoporosis... .................................................................................................... 04 282 6411

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