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fashion

Mirdif Manhattan

Happy Birthday!

Everyone driving up Al Rebat

Top US casual fashion brand

Mirdif City Centre was one year

street towards Mirdif City Centre

Jersey Joe is about to launch

old this week, celebrating its

Welcome to this week’s

and the interchange with D56

here in Mirdif. The firm is best-

first birthday on March 16th.

edition of Hypersun Mirdif. As

knows all too well the horrific

known for its jumpers, cardigans

As we all know, the Mall has

an extra feature in this issue,

tailbacks that the junction is

and t-shirts, all reflecting an

been a considerable success

we asked you about your

prone to. Those wanting to turn

extremely hip New York style

and has become one of the

plans for celebrating Mother's

left into D56 (going, for example,

– and known to be worn by top

flagship components of the Mirdif

Day. The answers are just as

to Uptown Mirdif or u-turning

media artists such as Sean John

neighbourhood. Located at the

moving as you'd expect, and

to Mirdif CC) often experience

and Eminem. Jersey Joe was

junction of Emirates Road and

what is especially surprising

delays of up to 20 minutes. Plus,

originally founded in Tribeca,

Al Rebat, Mirdif City Centre was

is how similar the celebrations

the situation isn’t helped by the

New York, in 1978 (where brands

built to capture up to 20 million

seem to be from culture to

way that Al Rebat dramatically

such as Sacoor Brothers and

shoppers a year. The Mall has

culture. Fascinating - and I

changes from being virtually

SoBoHo started, too). Jersey Joe

more than 430 stores and was

promise there won't be a dry

a motorway into a suburban

takes its name from the famous

designed from Day One to have

eye in the house! We also take

route within a couple of hundred

American fighter, Jersey Joe

multiple-access parking and 7000

this opportunity to focus on

metres. Drivers will often need

Walcott – but despite the catchy

parking spaces. Mirdif City Centre

the traffic congestion so many

to slow down drastically to avoid

name, built its brand relatively

is also the 12th largest mall in

of us experience on Al Rebat

piling into the back of the waiting

slowly, with a few items of top-

the world, in terms of its gross

street, and what the RTA

traffic queues. A representative

quality clothing released into key

surface area – a massive 289,528

plan to do. Meanwhile, you'll

of the RTA said: "We are fully

trendy outlets in New York and

sq.metres! (It’s almost exactly the

find a good selection of local

aware of this situation, and our

London’s King’s Road. But after

same size as Mall of the Emirates).

news and events listed here

plan is to extend the capacity of

30 years, Jersey Joe stands as one

It is also bigger than any mall

in this issue of Hypersun. If

Al Rebat street up to and beyond

of the foremost knitwear labels,

in Europe, Africa or Australasia.

there’s a topic that you want

this junction. We advise drivers

with an international clientele

Mirdif City Centre was also the

to discuss, please contact me

going to Mirdif City Centre to take

that shortly looks set to include

first mall to be awarded a Gold

on editor@hypersun.me and

the first right-hand filter road as

both locals and expats here in

Medal for Leadership in Energy &

I’ll make sure to answer you

marked, turning off before the

Mirdif. Launch date? Before the

Environmental Design - a much

personally.

junction and avoiding the queue.”

Spring is out.

coveted international prize.

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Pooper-scoopers

residential

Mirdif close to top

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Celebrating Mother’s Day in DUBAI At this special time of year, we asked four expats how they were planning to celebrate Mother’s Day…

There’s dog poo everywhere.

Figures just released by The

Residents in Mirdif have been

Real Estate Regulatory Agency

complaining about finding

(RERA) show that among

heaps of it in and around the

English-speaking expats - ie,

community. Heaps of fly infested

British, Americans, Australians,

dog waste make it very difficult

Canadians and some South

for the residents to move around

Africans - Mirdif is now the No. 2

on foot. This is a matter of

choice when it comes to finding

concern because residents can no

a place to live. Jumeirah came

longer enjoy taking walks either

in at No. 1 - and no surprises

with their kids or even pets for

there, because it has always

Philippines to tell her that I love

for my mum on Mother’s Day.

that matter. Many people are

been favourite, ever since

her and thank her for being my

I will make a vanilla cake with

ignorant about the hazards and

records started. What is perhaps

mum. My mum has made many

strawberry icing because her

think that it serves as a good

surprising, however, is that

sacrifices for me.

favourite flavour is strawberry.

fertilizer. On the contrary it’s just

Mirdif has stormed ahead of the

the opposite! Dog waste can be

communities of 'new Dubai', such

Philippines in May. I will throw

perfume; whenever we go to the

just as toxic as chemicals and

as the Springs,Greens, Lakes and

her a surprise birthday party

shops mum tries perfume.

oil spills, to the environment.

Meadows. Not only that, but it

then. I can’t wait to see the look

It's hazardous and can spread

seems that Mirdif is closing the

on her face. I miss you mummy.

disease-passing parasites like

gap on Jumeriah - proving that

hookworms, roundworms, etc. to

value, open space and great new

humans. The worms in dog waste

malls are a winning formula.

Rizzi Dela Cruz, Filipina I will call my mum up in the

I’m going on a break to the

Meenakshi Somaya, Indian I am going to bake a cake

I also want to buy mum some

can lead to blindness in humans, especially in children - and it's imperative that playgrounds are kept clean at all times. Owners must always 'bag up'

Rent-free winner In the last issue of Hypersun, we mentioned the month-

their dog's mess while taking the

long competition that Better

animal for a walk - never leave

Homes had organised,

it by the sidewalk or roadside,

offering a prize of a rent-free

even when there is greenery or

year in the Shorooq Mirdif

grass. The near-impossible task

development. Now, they have

of finding a store in Mirdif that

announced the lucky winner

She buys me new fun things to

it; it is very pretty just like her

actually sells self-sealing poo

- Sofiane Morouche. Sofiane

play with and always keep her

(smiles). I hope she likes it. I

bags does not help the situation

is a French expat; "I never

promises. I am going to give her

will also send her a million text

either. But let's all keep Mirdif

expected to win", said Sofiane.

a big hug and kiss on Mother’s

messages on her mobile and on

free from dog poo hazards. It's

Congratulations from

Day. She is the best mother in the

facebook too.

imperative and not so difficult.

Hypersun!

whole wide world. I always look

Pooper-scooper, anyone?

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Armeen Liban, Filipina I am going to send my mum Jad Jaber, Syrian I love my mother very much.

forward to seeing her.

a greeting card that I made from scratch. I’m almost done making

I love you mum and we'll see you very soon.

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A support group for autistic

Join in for a family fun day, and

children meet up at Caribou

have you seen these mums

Coffee in Uptown Mirdif to share

running with their buggies?

information, advice, support and

(don’t worry, the kids are securely

experiences with each other. This

fastened in!) Well, perhaps you

support group aims to provide

should join them! Warm up

emotional, social and therapuetic

exercise starts with pushing the

support to parents of autistic

buggy around the park. This is

children.

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Topics discussed include

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these now-unloved gadgets find

Enjoy the European-style street

new homes. Jacky’s is located in

market atmosphere, with a wide

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SHOUT OUT LOUD MIRDIF!

Mirdif

Every week, we’ll be asking four Mirdif people - perhaps you see them around the community - for their views on the neighbourhood, their lifestyles , or key current issues. See what you think of their replies.

DEDICATED TO MIRDIF COMMUNITY

Dalal Al Shamary

I joined the Computer College

Randini Kalansoorya

Tell us your story. How does

23, Iraqi, Sales Executive at

in Al Garhoud and graduated

36, Sri Lankan, Sales Assistant,

life here continue your story?

Restonic

with a degree in Business

Mothercare

I used to teach Economics to A level students of grades 12

Administration. After my I travel to Uptown Mirdif every

graduation I did a few small

I came to Dubai in February

and 13, in Sri Lanka. I enjoyed

morning for work. I travel to work

courses to help me improve my

2009 and I’ve worked in Mirdif

teaching Economics because

by car, I don’t have my licence yet

English language skills. Since

for more than a year now. Before

it is a subject based on pure

so it’s either my dad or brother

coming to UAE, I have visited

Uptown Mirdif I had worked at

logic and can be applied to

who drop and pick me up.

Iraq only twice. In fact the last

other Mothercare branches in Ibn

almost everything in our daily

time I visited, I could not even

Battuta and Jumeirah. But I asked

lives. A teacher’s earning in

What appeals to you most

last a month there. It is really sad

to be transferred here because

a government school is very

about the area?

there because of the war and

it is closer to where I live, in

little, though. That’s the reason

I like Uptown Mirdif because the

you can no longer enjoy any kind

International City. Unfortunately,

I came to Dubai - to earn more.

environment here is very calm

of freedom. I cannot see myself

as soon as I got transferred the

Even though I’m not a teacher

and composed. I don’t like the

going back.

route of bus# 365 also changed.

anymore, I do keep myself

So now it takes me 3 hours a day

updated by reading the World

hustle and bustle in other malls.

I started working for Restonic

As a sales executive, my job gives

in November 2009. I can’t believe

just to commute between home

Development Report.

me the chance to meet and speak

I’m already in my second year.

and work, when actually by car it

My husband and 2 young boys

to all kinds of people, which is

I'm very much enjoying working

takes only 10 minutes.

are back home in Sri Lanka. My

really good for me because I was

in MIrdiff, I have to say - there

a very shy girl before. I also like

is something very nice about it

What appeals to you most

shop in Sri Lanka. He imports

visiting Mirdif City Centre.

here.

about the area?

all kinds of mobile accessories

To be very honest, other than

from Dubai. Either he comes to

husband has a mobile accessory

Tell us your story. How does

What do you think of the

the malls that I’ve worked in, I

Dubai, once a year, to make his

life here continue your story?

facilities here in MIrdif – for

haven’t been out much, at all. I

purchases or I send the goods

I came to the UAE in 2001, after

example, transport?

came to Dubai to earn a better

over.

completing my final grade 7

I haven’t really used any modes of

living for my family and I restrict

exams back home in Iraq. Initially

public transport enough to know

myself from indulging in too

What do you think of the

we lived in Ajman for 2 years and

or judge. I would really like to try

many unnecessary expenses.

facilities here in MIrdif – for

then moved to Sharjah. That’s

the Metro – I think it would be a

I’m homesick and I miss my little

example, transport?

where I live now. I live with my

great way to get around Dubai.

boys. I would like to see The

I would like to see better bus

parents and 3 siblings. I am the

As for Mirdif itself, at the

Dubai Mall though, hopefully

route options. The logical

oldest child in my family.

moment, I depend on getting

soon (smiles). I really like what

Economist in me doesn't like to

After completing my schooling,

around in friends’ cars.

I've seen of Mirdif, though.

waste three hours!

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“I like Mirdif because the environment here

Mirdif

is very calm and composed; I don't like hustle

TO ADVERTISE

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Karen Jackson

years—Northern Ireland, Holland,

nakayiza marjolie

When I got here, my opinion

48, Scottish, Housewife

Germany, Cyprus and now I’m

26, Kenyan , Sales Associate

changed completely. The place looked so quiet, beautiful and

here, in Dubai. Before coming to We moved to Dubai in September

Dubai I lived in Camberley for

I stay in Jumeirah but have been

serene. The mall hosts most of

last year and have lived in Mirdif

12 years. Over the years I have

coming often to Mirdif, since

the top brands that you can find

ever since.

explored many career options.

Mirdif City Centre was opened.

anywhere else around the UAE. The difference is that here, it is

I’ve worked for NAAFI, YSL, AVIS; What do you like or dislike

I even did a ceramics course in

What do you like or dislike

quiet and beautiful. It's more of

about the area?

Holland. My husband works for a

about the area?

a combination of modernity and

I like Mirdif a lot. For example,

fuel company in Dubai. My son is

It's a quiet place and not so

nature. I always love to come here

we have friends living in Palm

currently studying in Manchester

crowded. The whole area looks

whenever I feel like getting lost in

Jumeirah and I think it’s quite a

and my daughter who came along

new and fresh and once you are

tranquility and serenity. For me,

fun place to live, but for me I’d

with us will be pursuing her final

here, it looks as if you have left

this is the advantage that Mirdif

pick Mirdif any day, any time. We

year in school very soon. I like the

all the stress of Dubai behind

has over all those other areas,

don’t live in a compound, which

fact that people are quite friendly

you. But business seems to be

attractive though they may be.

is great. I quite like the fact that

out here. It’s nice to see the

slow. For anyone looking for a

the villas are not stacked up like a

diversity in culture. Currently I am

stress-free environment without

What do you think of the

bunch of cards. Although I wish

planning to train as a hairdresser.

temptations of the city, this is the

facilities here in MIrdif – for

Mirdif was on a beach. I love the

When we retire, we plan to go to

place to be.

example, transport?

beach.

Greece.

Compared to the Festival City Tell us your story. How does

(where I work), transport here

Tell us your story. How does

What do you think of the

life here continue your story?

is easily accessible and stress

life here continue your story?

facilities here in MIrdif – for

I am a Sales Executive with Ted

free. You dont have to wrestle

I lived in Scotland for 25 years.

example, transport?

Baker and I always go to the

and tussle for a taxi. Buses come

I graduated from secretarial

I don’t think there could be many

beach or parks during my off-

on time. I guess that eventually,

school and worked at my parent’s

improvements in transport – it’s

days, because I always wanted to

it would be good to try driving

greeting card shop. I met my

fine. I use the Metro quite often;

be somewhere quiet. I had never

around here in Mirdif - it would

husband when I was vacationing

I think it’s an excellent transport

imagined myself having anything

be a good, central place to depart

in Tenerife. He proposed to me

system. The Rashidiya metro

to do with Mirdif because I didn't

from and connect with all the

on the very first day he met me.

station is only a 10-minute drive

have even a friend staying there.

other areas of Dubai.

My husband used to be in the

from my house. I usually park

However, after the inauguration

army, so we’ve moved around

in the free car park outside the

of the Mirdif City Centre Mall,

I'm happy to stay with public

quite a lot. I’ve lived in several

station and make my way to the

I decided to come around and

transport and it's quite efficient in

different countries over the

Metro. It's very convenient.

check out how the mall was.

this area.

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had 45 minutes to run as many

how the radio has brought fun

laps as they could to collect

and enjoyment into the lives of

sponsorship for each lap they

people throughout the twentieth

complete. Mattias , a Grade 3

century. Marvelous Mike and

student, ran 9 laps. “We ran

Jivin’ Judy took their audience

in the Fun Run to save the

from the 1920s, through the

earth, we are going to buy trees

great Depression, World War

and plant them outside this sports

Thanks a Billion

school. Trees take away all the pollution, and they give us food

On March 8th, Raffles

and oxygen.” Eivind, in Grade 4,

International School

2, the 1950s, 1960s and then performance

Lights, Camera, Action!

finally the 1980s. The show makes a serious point: that the

After 6 months, of rehearsing,

radio has been - and remains -

earned the record for the most

learning lines, warming up,

one of the most important tools

South Campus hosted an

laps, 12 times in total. He was

dancing, costume fittings and

for shaping the way that society

environmental Fun Run. The

so determined that he didn’t

promotional performances –

lives, works and plays.

goal this year was to raise

take a break for the entire 45

Raffles International School West

money to take part in The

minutes. “I ran 12 laps because

Campus - Junior School made

challenging production and

Emirates Environmental Group’s

I like to run. I also came in first

history by performing the first

took a huge amount of careful

Million Tree Campaign, which

place in the Beach Run.” Eivind

school musical “On the Radio” at

preparation. But it was also truly

supports The United Nations’

said. “It is important to plant

DUCTAC theatre in Mall of the

worthwhile and rewarding. Plus,

Billion Tree Campaign. The

trees in the UAE because trees

Emirates.

the talent on stage was just

Junior and High School students

help the air.”

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game, set, match

Hypersun joins the Mirdif Tennis Training Academy and finds everything you'll need to kick your game up a notch...

players of all ages and abilities

the objective is to enhance your

and open to both women and

tennis skills intensively, whatever

men. There are all the facilities

your current level of ability.

you’d expect, including floodlit

Mahesh set up the Academy

night-time playing (almost as

thanks to an initiative by HE

bright as daylight). But - make

Mohammed Al Merri, General

no mistake - the key attraction

Secretary of Tennis Emirates. A

here is the quality of the training.

key feature of the Academy here

Resident professionals are on

in Mirdif is that it provides a very

hand to guide every level of

warm welcome; simply drop in –

player, taking novices from

and you never know what your

the absolute basics (complete

future might hold…

beginners more than welcome) to intensive, specialist coaching of more advanced players looking to develop particular areas of their game. So strong is the coaching element here that top Grand Slam Doubles player Mahesh

T

ennis is one of the fastest-

nestled conveniently next to

Bhupathi chose the club to be

growing sports here in Dubai,

Mirdif City Centre. Although only

the Dubai home of his Mahesh

and if you want serious training or

a stone’s throw from Emirates

Bhupathi Training Academy. This

coaching, look no further than the

Road, the Academy is a haven of

is the first venue that Mahesh

Mirdif Tennis Training Academy,

calm professionalism, welcoming

has set up outside of India – and

Basic, but good

Hypersun visits Le Pain Quotidien (which means 'daily bread') in Mirdif City Centre - and finds a haven of simple deicious fare

market). The quality offer is

of butter. Creating the best bread

often set in a rugged, basic cafe

is a mission on its own here in Le

environment that really isn’t

Pain Quotidien. Their objective is

anything special – just a few chairs

to serve bread which is ‘crusty and

and tables in which to enjoy brilliant

wholesome’. It is. And the omelette

food. Enter Le Pain Quotidien, an

is eggy, hot and more-ish. A great

international chain of French cafes

touch of French authenticity is

with no fewer than seven outlets

found with every coffee cup. Order

in Dubai (two in Mirdif alone!).

a cappuccino and the cup is as big as

This is just about the harshest

a bucket and has no handle. Exactly

interpretation of the quality rule

what you’d find in a provincial

that you’ll find. There’s scrubbed

French bistro. Or here in MIrdif..

wooden surfaces everywhere (all the wood is reclaimed, so no trees were cut down), the tables feel a bit like sandpaper and the chairs look like something from a Van Gogh sketch. But at least it’s a place to sit while you enjoy scrumptious – if

W

hy has French cooking

even an average French bistro

captivated the world and

and you’ll find an unrelenting

avowedly basic – food. Scrumptious is certainly is.

created the perception of being

commitment to fresh ingredients

I always order a big, three-egg

simply the best? The answer can

(Parisian café managers don’t

omelette haere and have it with

be found in one word: quality. Visit

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I’m puzzled

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DO YOU HAVE A STORY?

puzzled by the puzzles?

Strictly for fun, don't miss our (quite tough!) crossword and a challenging Sudoku square. Compare how long you take this week with our challenge next week. 1

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Across 1 Cypher (4) 5 Lessen (5) 9 Combined (6) 10 Fastener (3) 11 Observed (4) 12 Dislikes intensely (5) 14 Stories (5) 16 Celtic tongue (4) 19 Bird (4) 21 Assail (5) 24 On the move (5) 27 Sunny (4) 29 Born (3) 30 Meal course (6) 31 Dogma (5) 32 Plies the needle (4)

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Down 1 Copious (5) 1 Point (4) 2 United (3) 3 Ate prescribed meals (6) 4 Sicilian volcano (4) 5 Sticks (7) 6 Fitting (3) 7 Neckwear (3) 8 Result from (5) 13 Donkey (3) 15 Young hare (7) 17 Whole (6) 18 Poorly supplied (5) 20 Kimono sash (3) 22 Newts (4) 23 Liquor dregs (4) 25 Bishop’s territory (3) 26 Number (3) 28 Fresh (3)

ANSWERS:

How did you fare last week? Here are the solutions to last week's crossword and sudoku

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Across 1 Adorns, 4 Mow, 7 Ovine, 8 Précis, 11 Nut, 12 Left, 13 Odds, 15 Extol, 16 Paris, 20 Mass, 23 Roll, 24 Wit, 25 Edible, 26 Aroma, 27 Gem, 28 Latent.

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SUDOKU FOR THE MATHS MAGICIAN

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Down 1 Ample, 2 Rectors, 3 So-so, 4 Mind, 5 Onus, 6 Wet, 9 Rex, 10 Eft, 14 Diarist, 17 Rob, 18 Ill, 19 Sleet, 20 Mire, 21 Atom, 22 Seal, 24 Wag.

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