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FITNESS & LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

REAP THE REWARDS OF RAMADAN TRAINING

YOUR GUIDE TO SELECT THE SUITABLE FLIGHT TO THE WORLD CUP

WAYS TO REDUCE WRINKLES

RAMADAN, THE PERFECT TIME FOR

HABITS ADOPTION

INTERVIEW INSIDE >>

DR. RIYADH AL BUQUMI


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We’re Bringing a Great Variety to Your Table This Ramadan This year Sheraton Cairo is your gathering place during the holy month of Ramadan. Whether it is Iftar or Sohour, we are bringing a great variety of offerings ranging from set menus, buffet and a’ la carte in all our restaurants. And, as Ramadan is never complete without a tent, We are launching “Fatafeet El Sokar ” a one of a kind tent with outstanding entertainment and amazing food. For more information or reservation, Please call us on 02 33369700/800 or visit www.sheratoncairo.com

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EDITOR’S NOTE Count the Blessings At this time of the year with all the spirituality and festive moments around us this month welcoming Ramadan. It is in a deed a good chance to be grateful and thankful for all the people and things we have in our lives. Ramadan gives us the perfect chance to gather and meet with family members, and may be some old friends, catch up news and updates about our lives. Ramadan is a spiritual month that focuses about the relationship between people and their creator, to strengthen the bond and test our true selves with all the challenges we face each Ramadan, from weather changes to fighting hunger and thirsty feelings. Take advantage of this month to adjust what you need to in yourself and your life. Take advantage of this opportunity to know more about yourself and to challenge yourself to become a better version. This is what Ramadan is about. It is a prime opportunity for doing and feeling good. We have used all our sources to support you during this month with all the needed information to survive Ramadan to its fullest. Count your blessings and stay grateful for what you have in life.

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Embrace a Ramadan that blends the spiritual with heritage in the unrivalled grandeur of the Palace. The soft glow of twilight heralds Oriental and Egyptian Iftar classics, grills and luscious desserts at Omar’s Café ... In the early hours delight in succulent meats, sizzling tameya, hotpots of foul and warm breads for a ‘street chic’ Sohour in our unique Som3a Basha. Party with family and friends among the Fawnees lanterns enjoying shisha while watching mega screen entertainment or listening to the live bands. The splendour of our ballrooms and salons provide a magical setting to host Iftar and Sohour banquets ... while our outside catering specialists will brilliantly create a Ramadan celebration for connoisseurs in your own home. Ramadan Kareem!

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GROOMING

What Causes Bad Breath and Ways to Beat it During Ramadan 13 Effective Ways to Reduce Wrinkles Get the Shoes Wardrobe Ready

SMART

Building Habits during Ramdan Shabby Chic: Inspirations for the Home Style Sucess Story: Dr. Riyadh Al Buqumi

ADVENTURE Ready for Russia

GEARS

Wheels Latest Gossip

TECHNOLOGY

What’s Up Tech? The Future of Virtual Reality Headsets

FITNESS

Bulletins: Planks Ramadan Real Training Tips Real Goals Meet the Experts

BODY & HEALTH

Drafting the Right Nutritional Plan During Ramdan Maintaining a Hydrated Body during Ramdan Indulging Recipes to Enjoy After Iftar

ENTERTAINMENT Culture & Arts Upcoming Events News Zoom In

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CONTRIBUTORS Alaa Basyouni Nutritionist

Graduated from Ain Shams University, School of Medicine. Obtained a diploma in Healthcare and Hospital Management as well as, Clinical Nutrition both from the American University in Cairo. Additionally, acquired a certificate in Lifestyle Medicine for Weight Management from Harvard Medical School. Founder of the Health Republic, a social platform that aims to provide instant nutritional day-to-day advice, all with the goal of raising health awareness towards a better lifestyle. E-mail: alaa.basyouni@ess.aucegypt.edu Facebook: @HealthRepublicEG

Yasmine Shahine Life Coach

An Associate Certified Life Coach (ACC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF). At the begining of her coaching career, she engaged herself in ONE on ONE coaching and through the years she developed her own tailor-made coaching programs for people and companies to develop their potentials and awareness. Email: yshahine@whycoachegypt.com Facebook:YasmineShahineLifeCoaching YouTube:YasmineSLifeCoaching

Victoria Haig

BSc and Fitness Nutritionist Specialist from the National Association of Sports Medicine USA

Ten years in the Health & Fitness Industry as a Nutritionist in Madrid, Beijing, and now at CrossFit Stars Cairo. Victoria has created Healthy Meal Advisor (a healthy lifestyle ecosystem) to show people how healthy nutrient dense food can be tasty, how their plates should look like, and which foods in which proportions they should eat. Victoria practices ‘aware’ eating helping to educate the client: ‘everything we eat is either feeding disease or fighting it’ – encouraging the client to make their healthy eating a lifestyle not a diet. Victoria is also a mother and fitness junkie with several NASM certs. “Shifting your mindset to shift your weight.” 8 | May 2018


GROOMING - ORAL HYGIENE

WHAT CAUSES BAD BREATH AND WAYS TO BEAT IT DURING RAMADAN Ramadan is arriving where Muslims are spending the whole daylight hours in a complete fast. Yet; it is important to mention that feelings of hunger and thirst are not the only challenges. Fasting for long hours make a lot of people suffer from halitosis, this is the scientific term for the bad breath problem. Of course no body loves to smell unpleasantly; in order to solve this issue during Ramadan, one must understand first the problem roots. • HOW IS BAD BREATH PRODUCED? Bad breath is a result of certain bacteria that live in the oral cavity, which break down food leftovers into foul-smelling gases or volatile sulphur compounds (VCSs). According to researches, 85-90% of bad breath origins are from the mouth, 5-10% of bad breath cases originates from the nose and sinuses, and 3-5% of cases from the tonsils. Other rarer origins are systemic diseases such as GORD (gastro oesophageal reflux disease) or H-pylori infection. Bad breath is thought to originate mainly from the dorsum of the tongue. Where large quantities of naturally-occurring bacteria are often found on the back dorsum of the tongue, where they are rather undisturbed by normal activity. This part of the tongue is also quite dry and poorly cleansed, and bacterial populations can thrive on the remaining of food deposits, dead epithelial cells and postnasal drip (PND). • WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF BAD BREATH? The main cause for bad breath is the poor oral hygiene. Failing to maintain a good dental routine that consists of brushing teeth at least twice a day, along with flossing and mouth washing, puts the one under the risk of having a stubborn bad breath. The intensity of bad breath is dependent on the mouth dryness. During fasting the mouth tend to be drier, which causes a stronger smell. This dryness happens due to the almost absence of saliva. 10 | May 2018

Saliva is the natural mouthwash we are born with, it contains antibacterial agents, and competes with bacteria for scarce resources such as iron. Saliva helps wash bacteria and food from the mouth, and the saliva layer helps the oral odours from escaping. Bad breath is worst when there is little or no saliva flow, which mainly occurs while fasting. As soon as one begins to eat and drink the Parotid salivary gland is stimulated and starts to salivate causing the dead cells and bacteria to be washed away reducing the unpleasant smell. • HOW TO BEAT UNPLEASANT BREATH? The key to a pleasant mouth breath is maintaining the right needed oral hygiene routine. The routine starts by brushing teeth twice a day, followed by mouth wash, and dental flossing. The teeth brushing technique is crucial, it should last for two minutes ensuring that all the tooth surface and gum margins are properly massaged and brushed. Electric toothbrushes are recommended for people who encounter problems with manual brushing; it is a worth trying product to improve the cleaning process. Following the aforementioned basic routine while fasting helps in stimulating the saliva flow in the oral cavity to get over mouth dryness. The frequent mouth rinsing helps too in managing the dryness, and thus bad breath intensity. Some people like to use “Miswak” it is another stimulatory for the salivary flow. Another trick to keep oral breath in control is the tongue cleaning. It can be done using a tongue scraper or a separate tongue toothbrush, a gentle massage for the tongue helps to wipe off the bacteria that find a good living place in a dry mouth. As much as oral hygiene is essential, the quality of food and beverages input upon Iftar play another major role in the breath odor. • FOOD AND DRINK: Some foods, such as onions, garlic and some spices may cause the breath to smell after consuming them. Bad breath from garlic is

not caused mainly from the bacteria, but from the garlic itself – many people would argue that garlic breath is not unpleasant, and therefore not an example of halitosis. The bacteria in our mouths tend to give off higher volumes of smelly gases when they decompose proteins, such as meat or fish. If bits of meat get stuck between your teeth and you do not clean them properly, your risk of having bad breath is significantly increased • MEDICATIONS: Medication that causes a dry mouth or nose is more likely to cause bad breath, examples include antihistamines and drugs for treating systemic diseases such as Hypertension (high blood pressure) and Diabetes. Patients who are on a cocktail of medication treating systemic diseases should speak to their GP before commencing Ramadan to ensure their fast will not affect the efficacy and use of their medication. • POOR DENTURE HYGIENE: People who use dentures and don’t clean them regularly have a higher risk of bad breath. If the dentures do not fit properly food is more likely to get stuck. Patients should ensure they clean their dentures on a daily basis using a brush and water or denture cleaning tablets. Illnesses, conditions and situations: Experts say that about one tenth of all cases of halitosis are caused by an illness or medical condition. Examples include: Diabetes, GORD (gastro oesophageal reflux disease) and renal disease. Patients who are fasting and suffer from such diseases should consult their GP first. Needless to mention to importance of watching the water intake during Ramadan. Staying hydrated out of the fasting hours is essential for the whole body, not only oral health and hygiene. The key to have a hydrated body is to have small frequent sips that lead to the ideal eight to ten glasses per day.


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GROOMING - SKIN

intake of fluids allows your kidneys and bowels to function more effectively when flushing out the toxins in the body. 7. Eat more fish; particularly salmon: Not only is salmon (along with other cold-water fish) a great source of protein -- one of the building blocks of great skin -- it’s also an awesome source of an essential fatty acid known as omega-3. Omega-3 is essential to help nourishing the skin and keep it plump and youthful, helping to reduce wrinkles. 8. Eat more soy: Soy-based supplements improve skin’s structure and firmness after just six months of use.

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Who doesn’t want to look their best? As we age, we grow in maturity, yet, the spirit remains the same. We seek to have the same youthful look as the old days; that is when searching about ways that reduce wrinkles or even vanish it is on the top of the grooming agenda. Wrinkles are lines or creases that develop on the skin by the time it starts to lose its elasticity. As you get older, your skin doesn’t produce as much elastin and collagen, which are proteins that keep the skin stretched. This production decrease affects the skin that it starts to sag, resulting in wrinkles. However, it is not only aging, there are other factors such as the sun and some lifestyle related. What really works to reduce wrinkles? We researched about thirteen ways experts say they can make a difference. The list is divided into three parts; the first one included some lifestyle changes, the second list gives nutritional tips, and the last one is for medical interference.

A. HABITS TO ADOPT:

1. Watch Your Sun Exposure: It’s the Number one cause of wrinkles. Better to maintain wearing a suitable sunscreen prior to going out in the sun. It also protects from skin cancer, along with preventing wrinkles. It is important also to wear sunglasses everyday, to avoid the wrinkles around the eyes from forming. 2. Get Adequate Sleep: When you don’t get enough sleep, the body produces excess cortisol, a hormone that breaks down skin cells. And you’ll produce more HGH (human growth hormone), which helps skin remain thick, more “elastic,” and less likely to wrinkle. 12 | May 2018

3. Sleep on your back: Sleeping on the side increases wrinkles on cheeks and chin, while sleeping face-down gives you a furrowed brow. To reduce wrinkle formation, sleep on your back. Sleeping in certain positions night after night leads to “sleep-lines -- wrinkles that become etched into the surface of the skin and don’t disappear once you’re up. 4. Don’t over-wash your face: Tap water strips skin of its natural barrier oils and moisture that protect against wrinkles. Wash them off too often, and you wash away protection. Moreover, unless your soap contains moisturizers, you should use a cleanser instead. 5. Exercise on a Regular Basis: Everybody know the cardiovascular benefits of exercise, it also promotes a healthy skin. Regular physical activity increases blood flow, allowing oxygen and nutrients to be carried to working cells in the body – skin included. The blood flow also helps remove waste products such as free-radicals from working cells. And while exercise doesn’t actually help to detoxify skin, it can “clean your skin from the inside” by flushing cellular debris out of the system.

B. NUTRIENTS TO INTRODUCE:

6. Drink Plenty of Water: Dehydration causes skin to look dry and wrinkled, while proper hydration allows for younger, healthierlooking skin. Water replenishes skin cells and tissues, and helps skin remain elastic and moisturized. Properly hydrated skin also acts as a protective barrier to prevent excessive fluid loss. In addition, having an adequate

9. Eat more fruits and vegetables: Eating at least 4 servings of fruit and 5 servings of vegetables daily provides key nutrients that support collagen, elastin and skin health. Studies have shown that increasing fruit and vegetable consumption improves skin tone and makes people look more attractive by boosting the red and yellow pigments in skin. Other studies have shown that fruits and vegetables increase microcirculation, or circulation of oxygen and nutrients to the skin, and also increase skin hydration, thickness, and density.

C. MEDICAL TREATMENTS:

10. Wrinkle fillers: Doctors fill wrinkles with a variety of substances, including collagen, hyaluronic acid and other synthetic compounds. Popular treatments include Restylane, Juvederm, and ArteFill, among others. 11. Laser/light resurfacing: Here, energy from a light source, either a laser or a pulsed diode light. It removes the top layer of skin, causing a slight but unnoticeable skin “wounding.” This kicks the skin’s natural collagen-production system into high gear, resulting in smoother, more wrinkle-free skin. 12. Chemical peels: In this treatment, one of a variety of different chemicals is used to “burn” away the top layer of skin, creating damage that causes the body to respond by making more collagen. You end up with younger-looking, smoother skin. 13. Dermabrasion: A vacuum suction device used in tandem with a mild chemical crystal, dermabrasion helps remove the top layer of skin cells and bring new, more evenly textured skin to the surface. In the process, fine lines and wrinkles seem to disappear. Slow down the appearance of men’s wrinkles and keep your skin looking great for years to come.


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GROOMING

- FOOTWEAR

GET THE SHOES WARDROBE READY

Nothing complements the gentleman overall appearance but a perfectly picked pair of shoes. With the wide array of footwear options, sometimes, one is not sure what to bring. This list of the best shoes choices for the season, have a look at the different styles, and pick the ones that suits your personal style better. Give your feet some seasonal love.

TOD’S SLIP-ON ESPADRILLES

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO PARIGI LOAFERS

MARC JACOBS CLASSIC DERBY SHOES

THOM BROWNE SIGNATURE STRIPE ESPADRILLES

SANTONI CASUAL LOAFERS

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SMART - SELF DEVELOPMENT

BUILDING By Yasmine Shahine

HAVE YOU EVER TAKEN REAL TIME TO TAKE A DEEP LOOK ON ALL YOUR HABITS AND UNDERSTAND THEM?? A habit is something you do daily without thinking much about it. You probably have a habit of waking up at a certain time, brushing your teeth a certain way, and perhaps driving your car at a certain speed. Habits become such a part of your routine that they become who you are. Since habits become you, the habits that you choose to follow set the tone for your entire life. If you have a habit of greeting your family, children or friends with joy, you will become a joyful person. If you have a habit of eating a vegetable with every meal, you will become a healthy person. So if you have a life goal, it isn’t the goal itself that will help you reach your dreams, it is the habits that you form and follow while you are trying to get there. Some researches say that it takes 21 days to build a habit, while others claim it takes up to 66 days. The truth is that the length of time really varies from person to person and habit to habit. You’ll find that some habits are easy to build while others require more effort. My advice is to commit to a specific habit for the next 30 days (or a month to keep it simple). The holy month of Ramadan is coming soon, why not take it as a golden 30 days opportunity to focus on one habit that you wished to build for quite some time but you didn’t succeed!! Building a new habit isn’t hard to achieve as it may sound to lots of people. It’s a simply a pattern of behaviors that are being repeated over and over till it becomes like second nature. Think about driving a car as an example, all of us panicked first time we started learning to drive 16 | May 2018

and felt like it was impossible to do all these actions at the same time, right!! Now you’ll find yourself driving, playing on music, answering the phone and talking to people with you in the car all that the same time! With a small amount of initial commitment, you can create a new habit that requires little effort to maintain. Here are some tips for creating new habits and making them stick: 1.Start Small..Really Small Don’t try to completely change your life in one day. It is easy to get over-motivated and take on too much. The biggest challenge with building a new habit is that it can take up so much energy and willpower. The worst thing you can do is dive into the deep end and make a massive commitment straight away. 2.Make it Daily Consistency and Repetition is critical if you want to make a habit stick. If you want to start exercising, go to the gym every day for your first thirty days. Going a couple times a week will make it harder to form the habit. Activities you do once every few days are trickier to lock in as habits. 3.Form a Trigger A trigger is a ritual you create and use right before practicing your habit . If you wanted to quit smoking you could practice snapping your fingers each time you felt the urge to pick up a cigarette. 4.Try Removing all Temptations Restructure your environment so it won’t tempt you in the first thirty days. If you want to commit to a healthy diet for example, remove junk food from your house so you won’t need to struggle with willpower later. 5.Keep reminding yourself with the Benefits Familiarize yourself with the benefits of making that habit stick. Get books that show the benefits

of regular exercise if that’s your goal for example and notice any changes in energy levels after you take on a new diet. 6.Get back on track ASAP We have a natural tendency to give up on a new habit especially after we fail to take action or make a mistake. Particularly, in the very early stages of creating a new habit, your mind will find any possible excuse to abandon ship and revert back to your old habits. Instead of dwelling on your mistakes, focus on all the great moments you actually stuck to and followed through on the habit. Just like a baby learning to walk, building habits takes time, patience and persistence through failure. 7.Find Ways to Reward Yourself One of the reasons we develop many bad habits in the first place is because they make us feel good, even if it’s just temporarily. The experience of feeling good is meant to soothe us when we’re stressed out or feeling down. For example, you might over-eat and feel really good while doing it, but then you feel twice as bad afterwards, same goes for smoking. While you’re in the act you feel relaxed and trouble free, however, afterwards you feel remorse and vow to quit soon. So, in order to minimize falling off the wagon and slipping back into old, detrimental habits, reward yourself when you’ve done well. Habits are the key to achieving the health, wealth and achievement you dream of. They drive our daily actions and steer the direction of our lives just like a pilot steering the direction of an airplane, so do your habits. Simply pick one of the habits you’ve also wanted to achieve, use the above tips and try it out for a month. Take that first step to change your habits and transform your life for the better.


SMART - INTERIOR DESIGN

SHABBY CHIC: INSPIRATIONS FOR THE HOME STYLE

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From time to time it is good to apply some changes into your home styling to break the routine and revive the spirit of a home as the safe environment after a long busy day. These changes must not be something dramatic; may be adding an item or changing another would do the job perfectly. Speaking of interior design, there are countless schools and styles inspired by different ages and cultures. This season we thought of giving you a heads up of the Shabby Chic interior style that you can embed into your house. Shabby Chic furniture are best described by its mixture of both contemporary and vintage styles in using flowers, pastel colors, or laces; hence, it is commonly known as country chic or vintage chic.

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SEATER SOFA

FURNITURE THAT NAILED THE SHABBY CHIC LOOK

CHAIR

Picking the right furniture items is what displays the needed look at its best. Depends on your budget though; choosing a pastel couch that is complemented with the suitable floral cushions makes the look all put together. If you are not considering changing the furniture itself; yet, if the space accepts adding some items, may be adding a distinguished chair or couple of poufs shall get the mission accomplished. Keep it easy and budget –friendly, whenever you decide a transformation, focus on the most used rooms and start with; either it is the living or the bedroom.

SMITH ACCENT CHAIR

ACCESSORIES, THE EASIEST WAY TO TRANSMIT FRESHNESS VIBES

WALL CLOCK

STARK LIGHTING

INNER GLOW PENDANT LAMP

WALL MIRROR

Substituting the accessories is the simplest reforming way that actually works no matter how minor are these changes. You can consider changing the rug –or adding one- with simple pastel colored one instead. Wall mirrors, arts, and clocks are as well common items for an easy switch option, where you can consider mirrors in case you want to make a small room or space look larger. Other way to add life to rooms is the use of the bright lights. Lightings are very practical since you can change its place every now and then for a change, you can also walk around the design using pendant lamps. The interesting thing about home accessories is the fact that you can renovate the décor with definitely a less expensive budget.

SPRING SOFT GREEN FLORAL MEADOW BUTTERFLY PRINTED CANVAS

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SMART -INTERIOR SUCCESSDESIGN STORY SMART-

DR. RIYADH AL BUQUMI A true believer that the more you give the more you earn. The more he benefits people from his knowledge, the more he becomes wiser. The more he provides love, understanding, and compassion to his patients the more he receives in return. That is just a glimpse of who is Dr. Ryiadh. We had the chance to interview the successful physician who is not looking for any kind of fake fame, but has a message that he wants to convey.

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1. BACK TO HIGH SCHOOL DREAMS, HAVE YOU VISUALIZED YOURSELF A SUCCESSFUL PHYSICIAN, OR YOUR CAREER ASPIRATIONS WERE DIFFERENT BACK THEN? My career aspirations during the high school have all revolved around aviation. I practiced beginner and intermediate aviation programs at Switzerland. I wished to become a pilot; however my parents hoped to find me a successful physician just like my older siblings. When I started to study medicine, I aimed that my occupation as a physician will greatly affect the patients’ lives. So, I considered becoming a surgeon, I thought it would be a specialization in cardiology or neurology. Yet, the destiny brought me to cosmetics surgery. 2. YOU HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO STRENGTHEN YOUR STUDIES WITH AN INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE. TELL US HOW DID IT REFLECT ON YOUR PERSONALITY AND THUS CAREER SUCCESS. Upon finishing my studies at the medicine university, I pursued my educational path at Boston university and then Mount Sinai school of medicine at New York, where all of my studies and practices were related to dermatology and cosmetic plastic surgeries; such as hair reparation using

the MOZ methodology, and skin cancer tumors’ surgeries. The decision to travel abroad is a huge turning point in my life for many reasons. I was still young, and leaving your country and family at the beginning of your life is not an easy matter to handle. Especially that you are challenged to prove yourself in a very dynamic and competitive market, competition in the medical industry is a tough job. This experience has enriched my character to develop all the skills needed to be competent in dealing with different people from various cultures, race, ethnic, and religious. The one must develop communication skills and has to be patient. You always have to remember that you are not only reflecting your personality and who you are, but you are representing your country and culture. The important thing in traveling and the cross-cultural exposure is to develop ones’ personal and professional skills. In return, you will end up successfully learning new and updated practical techniques, built a network with different physicians. The major learned lesson is to always keep myself updated and using cutting-edge techniques in medicine. 3. BEING ABLE TO LAUNCH A MEDICAL CENTER THAT INCLUDES DERMATOLOGY, COSMETICS

SURGERIES, AND DENTAL CARE GIVES US AN INSIGHT ABOUT YOUR SUCCESS MINDSET WITH BRILLIANT PLANNING AND CHOOSING THE CORRECT BUSINESS PARTNERS SKILLS. SHARE WITH US THE STORY BEHIND “BUQUMI CLINICS” I find it a matter of trial and error. It has been almost seven years since I came back from the USA. What I learned during this period did reflect on my decisions, I surely made some mistakes, and I learned from it. If the one is keen about his work, patients, and keen to keep developing himself, then you learn the lessons of your mistakes. You never excel at doing everything perfectly from the first time. The decision to start up “Buqumi Clinics” was due to the experience I gained throughout my career life and path, either abroad or in KSA. The business value of this medical center is to create and deliver a high-level medical service that benefits the people. We achieved this using our special care program for our patients, because we are concerned with the whole case before, during, and after the visits. This business objective is a common agenda among the different colleagues at the center, it is not only limited on me.

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4. THE MOST CHALLENGING MOMENTS/SITUATIONS YOU HAVE LIVED AND HOW DID YOU OVERCOME IT? The most challenging situation I have experienced, was diagnosing my mother with cancer. I was managing my life in the USA at that time. I had a kind of plan of staying there, and I was not considering returning back to the KSA any soon. I had my private clinic, I started to buy some assets, like an apartment and a car, and I have been building my life over there. Suddenly, I received a phone call from my brother informing me that my mother suffers from cancer. I came back to the KSA, and eight months afterwards, she passed away peacefully. This experience forced me to re-arrange my life priorities, because life is not only about work, there are our families, friends, and the other aspects of life that we must take care of. Accordingly I decided to stay in my country and I continued working on growing my professional path. I am a true believer that as much as you give, as much as you earn. The more you benefit people from your knowledge the more you become wiser, the more you provide love, understanding, and compassion to the patients the more I will receive in return. I honestly value my patients trust, respect, and love. I am not looking for fake fame, but I am always eager to learn from other people experiences and knowledge. No matter how high the one will reach, there is always a room for higher and better. I feel grateful for people feelings more than anything else. 5. WHAT IS THE MOTIVE TO KEEP EXCELLING IN YOUR CAREER PATH? “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” If you do not have your own dream and aspirations for your career, you will end up being a part of someone else’s dream. We must always plan ahead for the future. Thus, we have many business expansion plans and hopefully the upcoming stage we will be able to provide a wider array of medical services provided as well as upgrading the medical service at a higher level. I hope this expansion will provide the perfect representation for my country KSA, at the very first place, and the whole Arab world. I aim that we became the hub for the medical services from all over the world. I Love what I do, so I do it with passion. I am lucky because I feel happy while heading to my work. I like to see the positive impact of my job on other people. And again, people’s trust is something priceless that makes me always eager to develop more and provide a better level of the service. 22 | May 2018


6. EVERY SUCCESSFUL PERSON MUST HAVE AT LEAST ONE HOBBY THAT ALLOWS HIM TO RELIEF STRESS AND TAP HIS CREATIVITY. TELL US ABOUT YOUR HOBBIES AND IN WHAT WAY DO THEY HELP YOU TO KEEP DEVELOPING YOURSELF. Writing is my stress-relief. I like writing short stories and poems. May be I stopped for a while due to the workload at the clinic, and the surgeries. I find writing is not only a way to express myself, but it provides a better understanding for the self. I also love reading. Reading here is not tied to science, but into creative stories, or literature and life lessons. My favorite kinds of books are biographies, it add to my knowledge and it is in fact eye-opening to what is going on around me. Drawing and sculpting are also on my hobbies list, but unfortunately these two in specific I lack the time to perform. 7. HOW DO YOU DEFINE LIFE BALANCE? Since I ever started my career, I had a belief that it is hard to balance between personal and professional life. At some point, one is going to maneuver the other, to achieve astonishing success in work; you will sacrifice the personal life for a bit. I am thankful that my family understands and supports my career, and the idea of how much I am passionate towards what I am doing. It is a subjective matter; however, I define balance as seeing your goal achieved day after day. Luckily, my job satisfies this psychological balance. 8. WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 3 HUMAN VALUES THAT YOU LIVE BY? Faith, it gives me inner-peace. I go to the extra mile and perform the best I can in every aspect of my life, and I trust God will give me the best in return. Faith makes the one tolerate and capable to deal with any obstacles. Optimism, we all have drops in our lives and hard moments, yet, definitely there are dazzling positive moments that we need to turn the focus to, no matter how hard the current situation is. One must remember that whenever a door closes, a hundred open. Planning and execution, the one must work smarter not harder, the main thing that enables success is to be always prepared and planned by knowing what you really want to achieve in your life.

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ADVENTURE

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- WORLD CUP

READY FOR RUSSIA?

Years of wait are done; please welcome Egypt for re-joining the World Cup Tournament. During the past 28 years, Egypt has missed six world cup championships. This come-back is not to be dismissed. If you did not have the time to book your trip to Russia 2018, don’t worry; we have got your back with a wide array of travel selection that suits different budgets as well as the sufficient vacation annual balance.

DESTINATION: St. Petersburg AGENCY: TRAVISTA DATES: From 19th to 22nd of June 2018 DURATION: 03 Nights, 04 Days HOTEL ACCOMMODATION: HOTEL: Moskova Hotel ROOM BASIS: Bed and Breakfast • Price: 27,900 EGP - Per Person, Double Room • 32,900 EGP - Single Room PACKAGE INCLUDE: • International economy class ticket to Moscow on Swiss/Lufthansa airlines. • 03 nights’ accommodation in St., Petersburg at the above mentioned property • Roundtrip Airport Transfers (Airport/ Hotel/Airport). • On-site Management Staff. • Airline Taxes. • Tour Leader escorting from Egypt. • Arabic / English speaking tour guide. PACKAGE EXCLUDES • Match tickets • Round trip transfers (Hotel/Stadium/Hotel). • Any other unmentioned services than the above

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DESTINATION: Moscow AGENCY: Tez Tour DATES: From 17th to 26th of June 2018 DURATION: 09 Nights, 10 Days HOTEL ACCOMMODATION: HOTEL: Hotel Salut ROOM BASIS: Bed and Breakfast • Price: 30,300 EGP - Per Person, Double Room • 42,500 EGP - Single Room PACKAGE INCLUDE: • International flight tickets Cairo/Moscow/ Cairo • 9 nights hotel accommodation based on bed and breakfast • Check in 17th June 2018 and Check Out 26th June 2018 • Round trip airport transfers - Airport/ Hotel/Airport • Meet and assist greetings in modern air conditioned buses at Moscow airport • 24/07 Support service by representatives speaking Arabic/Russian • All taxes PACKAGE EXCLUDES • Russian Entry Visa • Train Tickets (Moscow/St. Petersburg/ Moscow) with transfers at St. Petersburg • Domestic Flight tickets (Moscow/Volgograd/ Moscow) with transfers at Volgograd • Transfer hotel/Station or Airport / Hotel at Moscow • Any other service not mentioned above

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DESTINATION: Moscow AGENCY: Travco Travel DATES: From 14th to 26th of June 2018 DURATION: 12 Nights, 13 Days HOTEL ACCOMMODATION: HOTEL: Maxima Slavia ROOM BASIS: Bed and Breakfast • Price: 90,500 EGP - Per Person, Double Room • 106,000 EGP - Single Room PACKAGE INCLUDE: • International flight tickets Cairo/Moscow/ Cairo • Roundtrip economy class flight ticket on Air Arabia including taxes. • 12 nights’ accommodation including breakfast and taxes. • Roundtrip domestic flight from Moscow to Yekaterinburg. • Roundtrip domestic flight from Moscow to Volgograd. • Roundtrip high-speed train from Moscow to St Petersburg 2nd class. • Roundtrip airport transfers in Cairo and Moscow. • Roundtrip stadium transfers in Moscow. • Entry visa/ FAN ID (Travco Holidays ensures its complete assistance in obtaining you FAN ID.) PACKAGE EXCLUDES • Any item not mentioned in the “Package Include” section. • Match tickets. • Airport / Hotel at Moscow • Any other service not mentioned above

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5, Abou El Feda Street, Om Kolthoom Hotel, Zamalek: 0101 222 8815 / 02 2737 2552 WESTOWN HUB, SODIC: 0102 004 0984 Alexandria L’PASSAGE MALL ALEXANDRIA-DOWNTOWN: 0100 002 7232 May 2018 | 27


GEARS

- WHEELS

WHEELS LATEST GOSSIP

VOLVO CX40:

Volvo has arguably two of the best 4x4s right now in the XC60 and XC90, so this new smaller XC40 was always only going to be a matter of time. Borrowing styling cues from its big brothers – with a sharp kick-up on the side window line and gorgeous rear lights – we think it is stunning. Initially, there will just be traditional petrol and turbo-diesel engines to choose from but do not be surprised to see plug-in and hybrid versions eventually. It will also be the first model to be sold under the Care By Volvo scheme, wrapping up all of your car’s costs, including insurance and maintenance, into one monthly payment.

KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT

Riders who crave speed and comfort will find a balanced blend here. A massively powerful, 173 horsepower V-twin engine pairs with a smart, lean, angle-sensitive stability system and a suspension setup that automatically stiffens depending on riding conditions. The best route between two far-divided points on a map is never the straightest one, which is what makes KTM’s 1290 Super Duke GT the ultimate touring bike in 2016. Based on the hugely entertaining KTM Super Duke that won us over one wheelie at a time, the GT combines a torquey V-twin engine and stable chassis with all the accouterments needed for the long haul, including cruise control, large fuel tank, easily adjustable screen, and well-integrated hard bags. Add semi-active electronic suspension that enables the bike to pick a canyon road apart or float down a freeway, and you have a sport-touring motorcycle that makes those two points on your map seem not far enough apart. More miles, please!

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MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE 2018

The 2018 Eclipse Cross marks the dawn of Mitsubishi’s new design advancements. Every detail is crafted for confidence-inspiring driving. The exterior’s sharp, sculpted lines give it a strong stance, while the newly developed, premium Red Diamond5 paint radiates vibrant color. Dynamic design that captivates is the Mitsubishi standard. So impressive, that Eclipse Cross won a Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design 6 Count on a stimulating drive on city streets and off the beaten path with available Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC). Mitsubishi’s advanced all-wheel control system helps to ensure stable and responsive handling for all types of roads and driving conditions. Through rain, snow and gravel, S-AWC has improved traction for wherever your travels lead you.

MERCEDES-AMG® GLC 63 SUV

Not to be left behind by other car manufacturers, Mercedes-AMG® plans to unveil the Mercedes-AMG® GLC 63 SUV. This beautiful and powerful SUV comes with a bi-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that generates about 479 pounds of torque and 469 horsepower. Accompanied with a 9-speed transmission and a SPEED SHIFT MCT 9, the Mercedes-AMG® GLC 63 SUV easily accelerates from 0-60 mph in nearly 3.9 seconds. This makes it an extremely fast SUV. It also has a 4MATIC® AWD, which ensures its front and rear torque always varies. It has perfect handling and cornering at high speeds, which is supported by a limited slip differential of the rear-axle. This AMG® SUV is available in two packages: Night package and the Exterior Carbon Fiber package. May 2018 | 29


TECHNOLOGY - WHAT’S UP TECH

WHAT’S UP TECH?

DELL XPS 13

KINDLE OASIS EREADER

GEAR SPORT R600 SMART WATCH

SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 & S9+ BEATS SOLO WIRELESS HEADSET 30 | May 2018


DELL XPS 13

KINDLE OASIS E-READER

The XPS 13 is the flagship 13-inch laptop in Dell’s Ultrabook lineup, and for the past two years it’s been king of the small-form-factor laptops. This won’t be changing any time soon, since this latest upgraded XPS 13 has once again set the benchmark for all other 13-inch Windows laptops. Featuring improved internal specifications plus a number of subtle but important design tweaks, the XPS 13 is currently the best 13-inch laptop you can buy. Dell has also worked to make some subtle improvements to the keyboard and trackpad. Specifically, the layout is a little more spaced out. The keyboard is definitely more comfortable to type on, aided by the new, softer palm wrest. ming and creation laptop processor Intel has ever built.

For book worms, investing in an E-Reader is no longer luxurious; it is a must for you. With its unique weight that is as light as paper, you can ready comfortably with one hand if you are into holding what you read or let it lay down using a case. What is exciting as well it that E-Reader understands the idea of writing down notes on what you read, you can easily write it down on the document, export it and use it afterwards as your own reference.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 AND S9+ Samsung supplies both the Galaxy S9 and S9+ with innovative camera technologies designed to render photos with flawless quality. The dual camera featured on the Galaxy S9+ composes of a pair of 12MP cameras –an F1.5 wide-angle lens with Super Speed Dual Pixel image sensor, and an F2.4 telephoto lens– that seamlessly combine their respective images into one.

GEAR SPORT R600 SMART WATCH Fitness junkies, a smart watch is the item that should be on top of your shopping list this spring. A smart watch is where you combine the workout with the heart rate monitoring and keep track of your fitness and dietary; it is a brilliant tool that keeps you motivated. Why not indulge your workout with some good music of your choice. You may be interested in investing in a worthy speaker, and use it for music or even calls. A BEATS SOLO WIRELESS HEADSET is always a good option to connect it via Bluetooth, turn on your favorite playlist, and forget about the world.

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TECHNOLOGY - VR

THE FUTURE OF VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSETS

Virtual Reality (VR) literally makes it possible to experience anything, anywhere, anytime. It is the most immersive type of reality technology and can convince the human brain that it is somewhere it is really not. Head mounted displays are used with headphones and hand controllers to provide a fully immersive experience. The future of virtual reality is set to be a pillar of our everyday lives. Virtual reality is gaining popularity quickly, but the market is still relatively new, so it can be hard to know what to look for when buying a headset. To help, we’ve compiled a list of the top seven best VR headsets that will work for just about anyone looking for that works with your smartphone. Many of the VR headsets out there are name-brand, with a name-brand price to match. But when you get right down to it, a VR headset really just needs to do well at holding your phone, blocking out your surroundings, and staying comfortable on your head. This Pansonite – an Amazon best-seller – does all of that for a really affordable price. This is the latest version from the brand, and the research they’ve done and the lengths they’ve gone to are immense. First, the lenses: they’ve put together a remarkably clear resin composite material that ensures both a crystal clear image and has less potential for vertigo while using the headset. They’ve equipped the face cups with a soft, breathable faux-leather that lets you wear the headset for long periods without sacrificing comfort. They’ve taken that comfort to the straps as well, constructing them out of a

soft, lightweight material that alleviates some pressure on the eye sockets without adding any undue weight onto your neck holding them up. Finally, the adjustment mechanism that lets you optimize the distance from your eyes and the height aligning with your pupils is a simple, button-based function that makes it easy to optimize the experience while you’re wearing the headset for almost any application. It fits most standard Android devices, though be sure to check the list just to make sure your phone is compatible.


OPPO:

Unveils The Latest Surprise For All Selfie Lovers In Egypt

OPPO F7, is the first with 25 MP Front Camera supported by A.I. and an advanced Sensor from Sony In a dazzling launch ceremony, OPPO – the leading Chinese smartphones’ manufacturers and Selfie leaders- revealed the latest and most prominent addition to the “Selfie Expert” F series, the F7. The new flagship smartphone from OPPO obviously carries a bouquet of advantages and capabilities – especially in the camera in which A.I. Beauty features have been magnificently enhanced. OPPO also revealed the second generation of the A.I. Beauty Recognition Technology 2.0 that is embedded in all aspects of the new smartphone and not only the camera. We know how eager you are to know more about the camera, we could not wait too, so we reviewed the camera and here is a list of the most amazing features that we found about it: 1. The front camera is the first ever with 25 MP accuracy 2. The F7 is the first to integrate the Sony 576 HDR sensor in the camera as a hardware. The sensor marks the latest successful collaboration between Sony and OPPO. So, you can imagine the wonders this hardware can do from adjusting the brightness and clarity of images captured in daylight or shadow, to increasing the lens resolution to improve contrast and color in captured selfie images. 3. A.I. Beauty Recognition 2.0 is modified specifically to enable the camera to identify more precisely the details of the face and thus make individual “beautiful” adjustments to each detail in the face and still keep it look as natural as can be. It also enables the camera to differentiate between the male and female face in the group images, hence make personalized edits to each.

4. Now, you may say goodbye to Snapchat and all that have eaten up your mobile space as the camera supports a wide range of these effects for a more fun photography experience with the AR stickers. 5. How many times you wanted to show that friend an old memory and ended up scrolling up and down between millions of images stored on your phone (maybe ones you did not want to remember)? You do not have to go through such hassle anymore as the facial recognition feature using A.I. Beauty Recognition 2.0 now can group images and label them with names, dates and places for easier access. This is in addition to the Moments features that helps recall photos and memories. 6. The F7’s camera gives you better performance by 20% than any other camera ever released in the F series. Thanks to the A.I technology embedded in the camera, now it scans more than 296 points on not only the face, but also the neck and arms to add more integrated adjustments to people captured in photos.

7. OPPO makes sure A.I. technology is all about the new flagship that is why it added it to the rear camera of the phone that comes with 1.8-lens slot and 16 megapixels accuracy. With the A.I. Scenes Recognition, the rear camera recognizes more than 16 scenes and environments in which the photos are takes in, which makes it easier for the camera to adjust brightness, contrast and color, automatically and easily. By now, you might have enough reasons to hurry and get yourself an F7 that supports 4GB and 64GB memory, but you’ll be left even more restless after knowing that it is available at the price of 5,990 only and in three, charmingly attractive colors: Sunrise Red, Moonlight Silver and Diamond Black. The F7 also has a battery 3400 mAh that enables users to play music non-stop for more than 33 hours continuously, or watch videos for more than 13 hours. The 128GB edition, which comes at the price of 7,690, will be available in two colors: Diamond Black and Sunrise Red.

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FITNESS

- BULLETINS

PLANK

THE MULTIFUNCTIONAL WORKOUT

IF YOU THINK A MINUTE GOES BY REALLY FAST, YOU’VE OBVIOUSLY NEVER PLANKED!

You definitely heard this quote previously, if you never heard it then you never planked. Well, this is by far the most common joke used between people who exercise plank and know exactly how a minute counts since they keep an eye one the timer and cannot wait to hear the word “Time’s Up”. However, they can not deny how a consistent plank exercise impacts the body perfectly. The plank workout includes a wide variety of types that differs in terms of difficulty and intensity. Yet, the basis remain the same; to perform the right plan exercise, the body gets into the pushup position and hands/elbows should be directly beneath the shoulders, ensuring a straight spine from head to feet. What makes the plank exercises super beneficial is its capability of engaging more 34 | May 2018

than 20 muscles at a time, these muscles include shoulders, back, arms, and legs; which in returns make the core pop, build the shoulders, and strengthen the lower back. Planks have other ways that benefit one’s over wellbeing as well.

Speaking of confidence; a simple plank exercise has the to uplift the mood. Generally speaking, exercise helps in releasing tension and it is a stress relief to; planks in specific, allow the muscles to release the stiffness that happened due to the long seated hours.

It enhances the metabolic rate perfectly, it suits best full-time workers as they tend to have long seated timings at the office and even while driving. Whenever it is managed to save a few minutes to practice plank on a daily basis, the metabolism gets elevated throughout day and night. Since planks work on core muscles it easily support in the posture adjustment and help to stand straight which reflects on one’s self confidence; because body language matters.

If you are new to plank exercises, it is normal that you will take time to adapt to it. It is important to keep a right posture while exploring this exercise out as well as being easy and nice to yourself. It is fine if you couldn’t complete one minute. It is better try holding for 30 seconds as beginner, and then make it longer for 15 seconds each day. This is how you will master the workout, and it is guaranteed that you will be happy with the results.


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FITNESS - WORKOUT

As Ramadan is upon us 1.6 billion people around the world, a large number of them workout devotees, will fast from sunrise to sunset, making it the ideal time to remind ourselves how best to observe Ramadan without compromising our individual fitness goals. First and foremost, the most crucial piece of advice is: do not stop training. Although it might be tempting to let exercise take a back seat this month it is in fact an ideal time to get leaner and or stronger. Numerous studies show that fasting has an overwhelmingly positive effect on your hormonal profile – resulting in a unique opportunity to be not only spiritually better but physically better too. 36 | May 2018

• REAP THE REWARDS OF RAMADAN TRAINING Some of the benefits of fasting that impact your ability to loose fat and gain muscle are: increased levels of HGH human growth hormone which leads to faster muscle repair and growth. One study showed that interval training while fasted increased HGH by a whopping 1300% in women and 2000% in men. Ramadan also provides a chance for restored insulin sensitivity – fasting especially when combined with frequent exercise, is one of the most effective ways of normalizing insulin sensitivity. Unless you have a medical reason that

prevents you from exercising (if there is any doubt in your mind please consult your doctor) then press on. In view of the large body of research on this matter and the plethora of reasons lets consider some useful tips for getting the most out of your Ramadan training. • THE RAMADAN TRAINING TIME DEBATE The most commonly posed question: is it better to train before of after you’ve broken your fast? Different fitness specialists will give you different answers with perfectly plausible explanations to back their opinion. In brief training before Iftar may enable you to burn more fat by taking advantage of the


motivational at this time of year, the struggle is real and why not share it. If you feel overwhelmed by the choices then seek the advice of a professional trainer at the gym or group training facility, set some goals for Ramadan and stick to them. • RAMADAN NUTRITION NEEDS During Ramadan you don’t need to track your macros with same veracity as other months but good training should always be supported by good nutrition and this is equally true in Ramadan. Don’t focus on calories rather concentrate on getting sufficient protein: aim for 2g/1kg of body weight. You can achieve this my always making protein your priority, eat the protein portion of your meal first, eat it with nutrient dense carbs and vegetables with a small portion of healthy fats to increase satiety.

RAMADAN REAL TRAINING TIPS REAL GOALS hormonal response outlines above. Whereas if you chose to train after Iftar you will have more energy and therefore be able to bring more intensity to your workout. It’s a thorny issue. Like many questions in life there is no perfect answer. The decision is yours, do what best suits you in terms of time and energy on any given day. Plan to train daily, don’t overthink this dilemma instead look for windows of opportunity to train and commit to making it an integral part of your Ramadan lifestyle. • TYPES OF TRAINING IN RAMADAN Dehydration can reduce your strength by up to 19% and this Ramadan falls in warm weather, unless you´re outside of Egypt.

If you train before Iftar you may want to consider substituting more strenuous cardio activities and replacing them with gentler activities like a brisk walk or some isolated weight training in an air conditioned gym environment. Irrespective of whether you chose to train before or after Ifar you probably won´t have as much time as you normally would. So make your workout work for you, especially in the gym focus on form and technique making every minute count. This month may even be a good time to try some new types of training, remember muscle confusion equals growth, so don’t be afraid to switch things up a bit. Group classes can be very

Don’t be afraid to rely on supplements during your non fasting window – whey can be particularly helpful both to maintain muscle mass and reach your allocated protein quota. Branch Chain Amino Acids or BCAA´s are also good for protecting muscle, providing hydration and enhanced performance if taken intra workout after Iftar. Another insider tip for those training before they break their fast try to drink BCAA´s before sleeping or starting your fast as they are very muscle sparing in circumstances that prevent you eating frequently – like fasting. • GET SUFFICIENT SHUT EYE The Holy trinity of muscle composition: training, nutrition and sleep. Don’t skimp on your sleep – getting enough sleep is critical for muscle growth. If it is possible to get a straight 7 or more-hour stretch this is optimal. If not schedule naps. Sit down and plan your training, meals and sleep in advance so that you are more likely to stick to it. If you make time to train, and follow through on your plan, at the very least you while maintain your fitness level and body composition, you will be tremendously pleased at the end of the month. Summer holidays are hot on the heels of Ramadan and you’ll be so grateful you heeded our advice. Like many things in life it’s a mindset – yes you can reap the benefits of Ramadan training. GOOD LUCK AND KOL SANTA WENTO TAYEBEEN.

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- MEET THE EXPERTS

MEET THE EXPERTS

FITNESS

Tyree Simmons Personal Trainer WHAT ARE SOME NUTRITION GUIDELINES TO ENSURE I MAINTAIN MUSCLE MASS WHILE LOSING FAT? As a general rule of thumb, make sure you are feeding your body with, at the very least, one gram of protein per pound of your bodyweight. Taking in enough protein is absolutely vital in maintaining muscle mass. To keep your metabolic rate revved up, eat five or six small meals throughout the day rather than two or three large meals; start with breakfast and try not to eat carbs late during the day. Long term weight control is about following these basic principles: • Satisfy your appetite • Eat meals that are high in complex and low in carbohydrates • Consume enough protein • Don’t forget healthy fats • Eat plenty of fiber • Drink plenty of water

Lisa Hack Personal and Group Trainer HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY STAMINA? Stamina is defined as “the ability to sustain prolonged physical or mental effort.” In relation to sports performance, stamina is the difference between making it to the end zone and getting tackled in the process. Safely increasing your stamina happens in two ways: sports specific training and proper nutrition. To complement your training, you need to be just as dedicated to your nutrition. The nutrients you consume provide you with the fuel you need to stay in the game. Follow these simple tips: • Start every day with breakfast! • Eat every 2 to 3 hours • Eat a balance of your macronutrients: protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats. • Drink no less than 8 to 10 glasses of water per day (even more if you are training on that day)

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Victoria Taylor Registered Dietitian WHAT SHOULD I EAT AFTER A LATE NIGHT WORKOUT? Fast digesting carbohydrates and protein isolates are vital after a workout. Slow digesting proteins would be ideal just before bedtime. Cottage cheese is a great example of late night snack because it contains slow digesting proteins called casein. Products with casein are perfect right before your fast during sleep. A whey protein shake may be a great pairing with your cottage cheese as a late night post-workout snack. Avoid eating simple carbohydrates such as grapes, fruit juices or sugary foods. Remember, it’s all about what will help your muscles recover and grow during sleep.

Allison Cost Physical Rehabilitation Specialist WHICH EXERCISES HELP IN BUILDING UPPER BODY STRENGTH FOR SWIMMING? Pushing and pulling movements should be the cornerstone of your upper-body training. Pushing exercises such as push-ups, bench press, and cable crossover fly are highly recommended. Also, adding in the pulldown and a seated low cable row would target the muscle groups needed for swimming.

Stacey Quick Personal Trainer

David Sautter Personal Trainer

HOW SOON AFTER A STRENGTH TRAINING WORKOUT SHOULD I EAT?

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CONTROL MY BREATHING WHEN DOING CARDIO?

It is debatable but it is believed that the “window of opportunity” is 3060 minutes after your workout. As a rule of thumb, try and have your post-workout meal directly after your workout. If that’s too soon, that’s okay. Just try to have your meal before that 60-minute window has closed. As for a balanced post workout meal, a whey protein shake with fruit would be a great choice for its convenience and the speed of which the nutrients can be absorbed by the body.

During cardiovascular exercise, you should make a conscious effort to breathe deeply through your diaphragm (nose) with a smooth purposeful rhythm. Try to breathe as naturally as possible just as long as you are not taking in short shallow breaths. This is not suggested and can cause more harm than good. If you come to a point in your exercise where you are losing control of your breathing patterns then you can reset your rhythm by taking deep breaths. Try this method by inhaling through your nose deeply and exhaling out your mouth for a few cycles. These should be elongated breaths. Gradually, you should start feeling a bit more control of your breathing as you start to breathe more normally.

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BODY & HEALTH - NUTRITION

DRAFTING THE RIGHT NUTRITIONAL PLAN

during Ramadan By Alaa Basyouni

The holy month of Ramadan is a great time of the year to break the chains of bad eating habits, but most of us are not reaping the full benefits of this month. With long fasting hours and the searing heat of the summer, staying healthy while fasting becomes more of a challenge. In fact, various studies and researches confirm the numerous benefits of fasting hence, the uprise of intermittent fasting diet trend followed by many celebrities and health fanatics all over the world. The concept of intermittent fasting mainly focuses on going for up to 16 hours without food with less emphasis on the type of food you eat yet, you can still gain muscles, reduce body fat, and boost ener-gy levels. After 8-12 hours of your last meal your body shifts to a fasting state, that is when you start burning fats. That being said, Ramadan is the perfect month to lose weight without going on a strict diet plan. It is recommended to start getting your body used to the long fasting hours before Ramadan to ensure a smooth transition into the Holy month. It is very common that most suffering happens during the first week of fasting until your body adapts to the new food schedule. You are advised to gradually delay your first meal of the day, and for fellow caffeine addicts like myself try to avoid that morning cup of coffee. One of the biggest struggles is being able to focus without coffee and from personal experience, it does help to cut down your caf-feine intake and get your brain used to focusing without coffee. When you go on coffee detox, you will be amazed by the results, as having more energy, being able to focus for longer hours, and better quality of sleep at night. Doing minor changes to your eating habits before Ramadan can drastically help with the long fasting hours. Once you start fasting consider the following nutritional plan:

BREAK YOUR FAST WITH A DATE

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refuel your body with everything it needs after long hours of fasting. Couple it with a glass of skimmed milk or 2 glasses of water and take a prayer break to suppress the initial need to devour what on the entire dinning table.

DON’T SKIP THE SOUP

A small portion of vegetable soup is ideal for an empty stomach. Avoid creamy alternatives as, they are heavy to digest and full of fats. Soup can help reduce heart burn because, it protects your stom-ach from the initial acid over shoot. Moreover, soup aids with the digestion of your main course.

LOVE THE SALAD

HYDRATE FROM SUNSET TILL SUNRISE We all know that drinking plenty of water right before dawn does not help with the thirst. Drink plen-ty of water during the non-fasting hours. Avoid spicy food, coffee, tea, and oriental desserts as they will dehydrate you and leave you feeling parched the next day.

SOHOOR IS KEY

Always remember that your sohoor meal is vital in order to maintain your energy levels the next day. It is important to keep it light and nutritious. Having yoghurt, bananas, beans, or oats are some of the few great options to try this Ramadan.

Make sure you have a big portion of freshly made salad dressed with olive oil and lemon, as it will help fill your stomach and replenish your body with water. Also, the fibers in the salad help with cleansing your colon and aids with constipation.

STEER AWAY FROM BAD HABITS

LEAN IS ALWAYS BETTER

EXERCISING IS A MUST

Go for lean options of protein as fish or chicken, since they are easier to digest and help reduce acid reflux, while red meat take more time for your body to break down and absorb its nutrients.

GLUTTONY IS A SIN

Do try a bite of everything on the iftar table but, avoid over eating. Ramadan is a perfect time for sharing and doing good, thus make it a habit to share your food with the needy versus eating it all by yourself.

SKIP DESSERT

Save the best for last, fruits and fresh juice are great during hot summer nights. They are a great source of vitamins and minerals. However, do not restrict yourself from having a bite size of that “Ko-nafa Nutella” a good couple of hours after you break your fast as a snack.

Try to avoid typical Ramadan sugar fueled drinks, heavily spiced foods, and deep fried foods. Not only are they bad for your health but, they are difficult to digest and will make you extremely thirty while fasting. Working out before or after sunset depends on your personal goals and physical limits. A minimum of 30 minutes exercise is needed on daily basis. Those who wish to lose weight, you can achieve dramatic results by exercising before iftar. While, those who wish to maintain their pre-Ramadan weight it is better to have your work out an hour after having your iftar meal. Pace yourself and stop if you feel light headed or experience any dizziness. The Holy month of Ramadan is a superb opportunity to go on a cleansing journey for literally your mind, body and soul. It is a great time of the year to do plenty of good and tighten the bond with your family and friends. Furthermore, Ramadan is an excellent chance to break the cycle of bad hab-its to be replaced by good ones. May this Ramadan be full of blessings, forgiveness, and good health.


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BODY & HEALTH - HYDRATION

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Maintaining A Hydrated Body During RAMADAN Fasting during summer days makes thirsty feeling inevitable. What the one needs to work on is avoiding the dehydration of the body. Hydration is the only way to survive during the sunny days of summer along with fasting. It is crucial to maintain that one does not suffer either during fasting or once fast is broken. Water is the foundation of our body, we all know that our bodies are made up from 60% to 70% of water. That is mainly the reason why reducing the amount of water intake affects the body’s functionality, which may lead to headache, dizziness, tiredness of the whole body in general and the list just goes on. Most of these symptoms are experienced during Ramadan in particular. Looking at the bright side; it is possible to support our bodies to maintain water, resist the feeling of thirst, and reduce its intensity to prevent having a dehydrated body by following the basic principles of healthy nutrition during the month of fasting. Therefore, exerting some effort to avoid thirst would be easier than bearing the suffering. Let’s have a closer look on the principles of a healthy nutrition. They are divided into two lists, the first is Hydrating Food and Beverages and the other one is the Dehydration Food and Beverages. WAYS TO HELP THE BODY STAY HYDRATED: • WATER: It is the best of drinks and cannot be compensated for by any other drink. Experts recommend drinking one liter and a half of

water daily, preferably containing mineral, salts in order to compensate the salts that the body loses, especially while sweating. Lemon slices, fresh mint leaves, or grated ginger are good options to add a pinch of healthy flavor to water. • OTHER LIQUIDS: Natural fresh juices and hydrating beverages are definitely recommended. It is recommended to stay away from bottled juices which contain unnatural substances, colors, and preservatives, along with the large amounts of sugar. • EAT YOUR WATER: Fresh vegetables and fruits are the perfect items to complement the Suhoor meal. They contain a considerable amounts of water and fiber that stay reserved in the body for a long time through the intestines. In return, it reduces the feeling of both, hunger and thirst during the day.

hours, which cannot be tolerated during summer. Try to add few drops of lemon instead of salt, this may adjust the taste a bit if you cannot stand a salt-free dish. • SPICES: Well spiced and chili food especially require drinking a large amount of water afterwards because they absorb all the water from the mouth and the stomach. Which not only lead to thirsty, but drying the body as well.

• CAFFEINE: Well, if you managed to quit all caffeinated beverages during Ramadan, then lucky you! If not, it is better to reduce the amount of stimulants like tea and coffee. Caffeine increases the activity of the kidneys and enhances its role in the excretion of urine. Thus, stimulants increase the process of losing water from the body.

THE DEHYDRATING LIST TO AVOID DURING THE WHOLE MONTH OF RAMADAN:

• SODA DRINKS: Avoiding soda during the Iftar meal is essential. The contained carbon which causes a feeling of fullness that prevents the body from using liquids. Try at least delaying the can timing in order to not interrupt the functionality of the body in terms of taking the benefits of the food and beverages input and reserving the needed water into body cells to survive the next fasting day.

• SALT: Pickles, salted fish, and other plates that include high salinity are better to be excluded from Ramadan menu. Salty platters increases the body needs for water which may be manageable before the fasting hours, yet, its effect is extended to during the daylight

REMEMBER THIS: Drinking iced water to break your fast does not replenish your thirst but can cause your blood vessels to contract and cause indigestion. For this reason, it is recommended that you drink water at room temperature or slightly cold if you prefer to.

Cucumber is the most popular when it comes to fighting thirsty. Its nutritious cellulose fibers facilitate the process of digestion, eject toxins, and purifies the intestines. It also works like magic in cooling the body.

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BODY & HEALTH - RECIPES

INDULGING RECIPES TO TRY OUT AFTER IFTAR WATERMELON MILK SHAKE INGREDIENTS: • 1 tin Nestlé® Sweetened Condensed Milk or 397 g, chilled • 750 g watermelon, chilled, cut into cubes and seeds removed • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder • 3 ice cubes HOW TO PREPARE: • Place all ingredients in an electric blender, blend for 2-3 minutes or until smooth. • Pour into serving cups and serve immediately.

POMEGRANATE AND DATES INGREDIENTS: • 1 and 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream • 4 cups pomegranate juice, bottled or 1000 g • 300 g date paste • 1 tin Nestlé® Sweetened Condensed Milk or 395 g • 1¾ cups skimmed yoghurt or 320 g, frozen • 600 g ice, crushed HOW TO PREPARE: Combine all the ingredients together in a blender except the crushed ice. Blend for 5 minutes until smooth; pour the ice and blend again for 2 minutes. Serve in a large chilled glass.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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CULTURE

ARTS

BOOK

The Female Persuasion, by Meg Wolitzer

MOVIE A Quite Place

Prima ballerina Dominika Egorova faces A family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you. A Quiet Place is the best kind of horror movie. It toys with how we hear the world around us, in ways that are startling and creative and tense.But it also does what many of the best horror films do: It uses the elements of horror to heighten a common human experience, making us think about everyday life in a new way. In A Quiet Place, that common human experience is parenthood — wanting to protect your children, fearing losing them, and trying to raise them in a hostile world. In this case, it’s a postapocalyptic world inhabited by blind, apparently extraterrestrial creatures that are triggered into a murderous rage by any sound

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In her home located at the New York The Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women’s movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer-madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can’t quite place--feels her inner world light up. Then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she’d always imagined.

SERIES

La Casa de Papel

The series is about eight multi-talented criminals, hired by a mysterious man called ‘The Professor’ to perform the titular heist. Their codenames are famous cities – Berlin, Rio, Helsinki and so on. Our narrator and real heroine is Tokyo, but most of them are great in their own way. While the eight conduct the heist, ‘The Professor’ sits in the town outside the Royal Mint in his base of operations: here he watches their moves, manipulates the police and generally keeps an eye on things. La Casa de Papel seasons are aired on Netflix, and with the recent announcement of airing the third season by 2019, it is a great recommendation to start screening the first two seasons.


THE BIGGEST HITS OF THE MONTH NO TEARS LEFT TO CRY ARIANA GRANDE CALL OUT MY NAME - THE WEEKEND IN MY BLOOD - SHAWN MENDES LET ME - ZAYN SOBER - G-EASY FEAT. CHARLIE PUTH

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UPCOMING EVENTS THE 24TH INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE 7 - 11 MAY

The 24th International Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Mass Communication, Cairo University will be held on the 7th and 8th of May 2018. The theme chosen for the conference this year is “Towards bridging the gap between the media and the public”. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/FacultyofMassCommunication/

INSPIRING BUSINESS COMMUNITIES MAY 11

This May will mark 20 years for ESLSCA in Egypt and we don’t intend to let that pass lightly! ESLSCA invites you to mark your calendars on the 11th of May in celebration of the journey that started back in 1998, developing business communities, shiftingparadigms and changing lives, inspiring the change agents of the future; our students and alumni all over Egypt. For more information: http://events.eslsca.org/

TAFRAH MEETUP #08: PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TAKE-UP MAY 11

Product Development is a crucial knowledge you gotta gain either you want to develop an existing product or in a process of creating a new product. Innovative new products are the fuel for the most powerful growth engine you can connect to, So having a lot of questions about that topic is ordinary, but having them answered with real cases is our mission! For more information: https://www.facebook.com/tafranetwork/

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ELGOUNA RALLY SPECIAL 2018 10 - 12 MAY

You can also join as a racer if you have an equipped cross country rally cars.. The motorbikes & quads race has been missed the past year and will be back this year.. To add further excitement, the 4x4 Challenge that was introduced for the first time in Egypt in Sahl Hashish Rally 2017 will be run in ElGouna Rally 2018 for the first time For more information: https://www.facebook.com/EgyptRally/


Zamalek Market in Ramadan May 19

Iman Shihab Arts offers you original designs for handmade products made by egyptian hands. It mainly produces kilim with new perspective, as you can find arabic typography words woven along the piece of kilim, or you will find different sizes of pieces so you can hang it on wall, use it on your bed decor cover, or you can thread it along your furniture pieces. Ideas never end and so are our designs.

MOSAIC WORKSHOP (BASICS) MAY 20

The mosaic workshop basic level is designed to help those who are interested in the art of Mosaic to learn and practice the traditional as well as the contemporary mosaic techniques. The workshop duration is 6 sessions — 3 hours per session divided into 1 hour lecture and 2 hours for practice. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/artof2d/

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/imanshihabarts/

SUPPLY CHAIN TERMINOLOGIES FOR PRACTITIONERS May 18 - June 8

This workshop delivers an overview about the structure of Supply chain functions and Departments, as well as an overview about different planning Scoops ( SIOP , MPS and MRP) It provides the needed Supply and Demand terminologies to cope with the market, as well as the Purchasing and procurement, the differences and terminologies of the purchasing cycle. Warehousing and inventory management definitions with overview about warehouse operations and structure. Logistics and physical distribution phrases and overview and all you need to know about logistics in order to be aware of the whole process.

AHL MASR - THIRD ANNUAL SOHOUR MAY 25

Ahl Masr Foundation’s 3rd Annual Sohour on Friday the 25th of May, at the Mena House Hotel Golf Garden, with exclusive performance by the amazing singer Ragheb Alama. Hurry up and book your table NOW! All sohour proceeds will fund Ahl Masr Nonprofit Trauma and Burn Hospital. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/AhlMasr/

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NEWS HOTELS

FRANK NABOULSI, REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, LUXURY & UPPER UPSCALE BRANDS – EGYPT, ACCORHOTELS

EMAAR HOSPITALITY GROUP RESTORES HISTORIC CHARM OF AL ALAMEIN HOTEL WITH A CONTEMPORARY FACELIFT

In his role as Regional Vice President, Egypt, Naboulsi will be responsible for supporting AccorHotels growing portfolio in Egypt. He will bring his ability to establish strategic direction and build business partnerships to manage over six of AccorHotels properties across Egypt while working with the hotels and regional teams to drive more success to the company.

Emaar Hospitality Group has proceeded with its plans to transform the historic Al Alamein Hotel in the Sidi Bdelrahman bay on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast. The hotel which is expected to reopen this summer will undergo internal and external modifications which will retain its historic architectural character while fitting it with modern accents and amenities that will set it apart and make it a one of a kind destination in the region.

FAIRMONT NILE CITY IS A “LOVED BY GUESTS” AWARD WINNER

HIBA TAWAJI IN EGYPT FOR THE FIRST TIME AT SHERATON CAIRO HOTEL

Fairmont Nile City, Cairo guests made a verdict; based on verified guest reviews, the hotel is proud to be a “Loved by Guests” award winner, an award of excellence by Hotels.com identifying the hotel’s dedication and high standards of service. The acknowledgment was awarded to Fairmont Nile City for an excellent review score on Hotels.com and for constantly delivering outstanding services and offering guests memorable experiences, surpassing all Hotels.com partners in Egypt.

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After the great Success of her new song “salam ala masr”, Sawt Music proudly presents for the first time in Egypt, the iconic Lebanese soprano singer, Hiba Tawaji. As the main Sponsor, Sheraton Cairo Hotel team welcomed the star upon her arrival at the VIP Sheraton Club lounge on the 26 floor where she took pictures as her first memory in Egypt with the astonishing Nile view from the lounge’s terrace. Since 2007, Hiba has been developing her vocal techniques with celebrated Lebanese composer and producer, Oussama Rahbani.


HOTELS

HILTON HOTELS IN EGYPT RACK UP INDUSTRY AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

HILTON PARTNERS WITH UNICEF IN COLLABORATION WITH THE MINISTRY OF YOUTH AND SPORTS The collaboration offers internships and practical on job experiences to over 750 youth across its hotels in Egypt. The partnership will see Hilton hotels across Egypt participating in the Ministry and UNICEF’s “Meshwary” Project – an initiative that helps build the skills of today’s youth through various training opportunities; providing young women and men with additional insights in problem solving, creative thinking, and communication to prepare them for entering the workforce.

SAMEH ABDEL WAHAB THE NEW GENERAL MANAGER OF LE MERIDIEN PYRAMIDS HOTEL & SPA

Marriott international announced the appointment of Mr. Sameh Abdel Wahab as the General Manager of Le Meridian Pyramids Hotel & Spa. With over than 40 years of experience and a diversified background in Rooms, Sales & Marketing and Operations. Sameh joined the company in 1977 as a member of the ITT Sheraton team, which later became part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Throughout his journey, Sameh gained a regional exposure moving from Sheraton Cairo and then Sheraton Heliopolis to Sheraton Al Hada Saudi Arabia, Sheraton Baghdad and Sheraton Dammam where he worked as General Manager achieving the highest revenue in the hotel’s history in 2014.

The Luxury Travel Guide Awards, which recognize and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the affluent travel and tourism industry, have heaped praise on Hilton this year. Hilton Alexandria King’s Ranch received the overall title of Luxury Hotel & Restaurant of the Year 2018, with Conrad Cairo taking the same honors for Egypt as the country’s Luxury Hotel and Restaurant of the Year 2018. Hilton Alexandria Corniche has the distinction of being awarded Luxury City Hotel of the Year 2018 across Middle East and Africa, and Hilton Cairo Zamalek Residences won the Luxury Island Hotel of the Year in Egypt.

IHG SIGNS DOUBLE HOTEL DEAL IN EGYPT WITH ARABIA HOTELS

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced the signing of two new hotels in Giza, Egypt in partnership with Arabia Hotels, a subsidiary of Arabia Holding. Scheduled to open in 2023, and with rooms directly overlooking the Pyramids, the 200-room Holiday Inn® Giza Sun Capital and 150-rooms Staybridge Suites® Giza Sun Capital will be the first IHG® hotels to open in the area. Both hotels will be part of Sun Capital, a mixed-use project that will include the largest commercial area in Egypt, a luxury commercial mall - the first outlet mall in Africa, an Egyptian Cultural themed park, an international university and an international school.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL UNVEILS UNIFIED LOYALTY PROGRAMS WITH ONE SET OF BENEFITS

Marriott International announced it will introduce one set of unified benefits across Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) for its members in August 2018. This will create an incredibly rich hospitality loyalty program in which members will earn more points faster than under the prior programs -- on average 20% more points for every dollar spent. For the first time, members will have access to book stays and earn or redeem points among 29 participating global brands comprising 6,500 hotels in 127 countries and territories.

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HOTELS OMAR TANTAWY, GENERAL MANAGER FOR MARRIOTT MENA HOUSE, CAIRO

In his new role, he will be the first General Manager for the hotel to hold this position after the hotel rebranding under Marriott International umbrella. Omar Tantawy has been the Resident Manager at the Cairo Marriott for the past 9 years during which he was the leader and champion introducing Travel Brilliantly and Hosting Brilliantly Branding innitiatives which makes him the ideal to roll the brandvoice at the newly acquired Marriott Mena House, Cairo. His expereince in the hospitality industry is vast; it started in 1988 at El Gezira Sheraton Hotel where he held different positions in various departments including Rooms Division and Sales & Marketing.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL REVEALS SPECTACULAR SEASONAL EXPERIENCES ACROSS ITS BRANDS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA Marriott International has today unveiled an array of exciting offers for the upcoming hot months so that guests across the Middle East and Africa can enjoy an unforgettable summer. With a mega 30% off available for Marriott International’s loyalty members and 20% off for non-members, offers available across participating hotels, restaurants, lounges and spas from a choice of over 200 hotels are not to be missed. Whether guests are seeking extraordinary desert, resort or city experiences; Marriott international has an option suitable for all.

YOUR SPECIAL MOMENTS AT SHERATON CAIRO HOTEL

Enjoying the moment at the right place with the right people is all what keeps it memorable. Whether it is your wedding, business meeting, prom or bachelorette, the newly renovated ballroom “Ivory” in the south tour at Sheraton Cairo hotel is the perfect place. Its modern style will give an edge to your event and with its reasonable prices you will be able to have everything you dream of. Guests will enjoy a significant menu prepared by the amazing French chef Jean François with a lot of variety that suits any of your special events.

MOUNTAIN VIEW MOUNTAIN VIEW CELEBRATES MOTHER’S DAY WITH RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES

Mountain View, the leading real-estate developer in Egypt held a mother’s day event in its prestigious compound to celebrate their long-lasting relationship with families in the city’s capital. The company has continued its commitment to support Egyptian families and elevate their quality of life in residential communities. With that in mind, the company held an event named “Thank You Mom”, which took place at Mountain View New Cairo 1’s Executive Ballroom Club House where mothers residing in the compound were invited to be “pampered” the whole day. The main purpose of the event was to raise awareness and education regarding the health and wellness of mothers’ lifestyle. The company invited leading medical professionals to consult women attending the event on leading healthier lifestyles through nutritional information and skincare.

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EDITORIAL FEATURE -G-CRIBS

G-CRIBS

YOUR GOUNA GETAWAY El Gouna is commonly known as an upscale retreat, a place to immerse you in the calm, away from the noisy fast paced city life. Although being one of Egypt’s many Red Sea getaways; El Gouna has its exceptional charm. The charm is realized in its distinctive architecture, cozy atmosphere, posh fine dining and ritzy nightlife. What if you could experience and explore more? G-Cribs presents you just that. The development brings life and adventure to the particular beach town. This matchless development is composed of two phases; Phase I, contains 99 residential units and was delivered in 2016. Phase II has 225 units and planned to be delivered in 2019, on a total area of 25,000 meter squared. El Gouna hosts over 22,000 residents. G-Cribs offers to its residents “El Gouna Homeowners card” with every unit. This card gives residents full access to indulge in over 60 restaurants, eateries as well as more than 20 bars and evening hotspots. Moreover, it provides access to worldclass spas, beaches, kite surfing and diving spots. Let alone have access to the 18-hole Championship golf course and Gouna’s private airport. LOCATION: This exceptional development is strategically located within the distinctive El Gouna Mansions. The site is conveniently three minutes away from the Marina and five minutes from Downtown. This optimum location is at medium between El Gouna’s hotspots for opportune accessibility. SERVICES & AMENITIES: Heated Swimming Pools: G-Cribs Phase II provides two pool bars, seven heated swimming pools making it a perfect reason to enjoy El Gouna at all seasons. Elevators: Ultimate convenience is found in all buildings as they are installed with

elevators to access the first and penthouse level. Finishing: All units are delivered fully finished with air conditioners. Italian Kitchens cabinets are available in both Phase I and Phase II. Garbage Chutes: Garbage chutes are also available in order to minimize residents’ time and effort, and maximizing their ability to keep the place they call home clean. Generators: Generators will be installed to deliver support to all public services in case of emergencies. Security: As a top priority, security is present and at people’s service to ensure the safety and peace-of-mind at all times. CLUBHOUSE: Exclusive to G-Cribs residents, the clubhouse is private and at a prime location in G-Cribs to enjoy the stay all year round. The Clubhouse is fully equipped with a roomy leisure-indorsing lounge. Residents can keep up with their fitness regimen with the fully equipped and modern workout area. ARCHITECTURE: Whilst designing G Cribs Phase II, Inertia emphasized on the successful elements in Phase I, such as having clear fresh and white modern straight lines that

complement the sand, water greenery of El Gouna. Each unit is fundamentally designed to maximize the use of space and specifications with rigorously providing a panoramic view of greenery and swimming pools. The chosen ‘en plan air’ theme take a cue from nature rather than being reinvented or mechanically influenced. Soft and cool hues blend with subtle warm tones to create a soothing escape from the everyday bustle. At G-Cribs you can find multiplicity in residences, an easy fit for any accommodation preferences. Studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments are available. Each chosen unit receives full access to all facilities and services G-Cribs provides. ABOUT INERTIA: Inertia is a leading Egyptian real estate company that develops distinctive, valuable and dynamic projects in different parts of Egypt. From our inception in 2007, Inertia has been thriving; we are renowned for projects that cater to today’s cosmopolitan clientele, whether in the energetic Cairo, by the mesmerizing Mediterranean Sea or the enchanting Red Sea. Inertia provides more than just properties, we aim to establish a close-knit and active community.

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COMPANIES

DP WORLD SOKHNA LAUNCHES VEHICLE BOOKING SERVICE TO ENHANCE TRADE MOVEMENT MARRIOTT MENA HOUSE, CAIRO HOSTING CNN INTERVIEW WITH H.E. DR. RANIA EL MASHAT

Marriott Mena House, Cairo, was honored to host CNN, renowned TV anchor Richard Quest, interview with H.E. Dr. Rania El Mashat, first female Minister of Tourism in Egypt. Richard Quest is CNN’s foremost international business correspondent and presenter of Quest Means Business. Quest’s dynamic and distinctive style has made him a unique figure in the field of business broadcasting. His discussion with H.E. Dr. Rania El Mashat is considered to be one of her first international interviews in which Quest aimed to discuss the current Economic position of Egypt with the return back of Tourism, one of the leading sources of income, crucial to Egypt’s economy.

E-SMARTPHONE BRAND HONOR COMMITS TO EMPOWERING EGYPTIAN MILLENNIALS WITH TECHNOLOGY FOR THE FUTURE

Honor, the world`s leading smartphone e-brand under the Huawei Group announced the launch of Honor 7X, Honor 9 Lite, Honor 7C and Honor 7A in Egypt as their next destination to help the Egyptian Millennials live their potential seamlessly. Honor breaks new ground and destroys the floor with its latest phones launch in Egypt: Honor 9 Lite; which features segmentleading dual-lens 13MP+2MP cameras on both the front and rear, setting a new standard and technology trend on 4 cameras in the industry. With an exquisitely designed 2.5D glass and 5.65-inch edge-to-edge FullView HD Display, Honor 9 Lite offers flagship-like features and a seamless performance at an irresistible price.

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As part of its ongoing efforts to enable trade, DP World Sokhna has launched a real time Vehicle Booking System (VBS), used by trucking companies delivering and collecting containers at the port. VBS enables customers to select the best time for their visits, allowing the terminal to proactively manage customer demand and provide faster turnaround. Every time a trucking company creates a new booking, the system checks and confirms that their details are correct, helping reduce unnecessary trips and costs caused by incorrect information so cutting the number of truck trips to the port. It also helps shipping lines to create and manage their export booking by tracking their daily movements as well as managing the holding and releasing of containers.

MAKE ROOM FOR COOKING AND EATING

The holy month of Ramadan includes gathering with friends and family, late nights and plenty of delicious food. It’s a month of fun and reflection, but it can also be stressful as we try to juggle schedules, social obligations and cooking. In fact, research shows that choosing what to cook is the least enjoyable part of the cooking process for at least 35% of people surveyed. Technology makes it easier, with nearly 60% of millennials cooking with either their phones or tablets at hand. But finding the right recipes is only half the battle; you’ve still got to cook, serve and store it. Recently launching their “Make room for cooking and eating” campaign, IKEA is a one-stop destination for all the cooking and eating activities.


COMPANIES

L’OREAL EGYPT LAUNCHES L’OREAL UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE EGYPT FELLOWSHIP IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ACADEMY OF SCEINCE

On the occasion of the program’s 20th Anniversary, L’Oréal Foundation & L’Oréal Egypt celebrated the launch of the new program L’Oréal UNESCO for Women in Science Egypt National Fellowship, with a new commitment to empower more Egyptian exceptional female scientists & researchers. The program was launched in a press conference followed by a cocktail reception attended by a crowd of successful women’s scientists in Egypt, led by Her Excellency Dr. Sahar Nasr, Minister of Investment & International Cooperation. The press conference also witnessed notable presence of Prof. Mahmoud Sakr; President of The Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Mrs. Annie Black L’Oréal Foundation program director, Mr. Benoit Julia L’Oréal Egypt Managing Director, Dr. Ghaith Fariz, UNESCO Regional Bureau for Sciences in the Arab States, program’s fellows, number of government officials & scientific bodies’ delegates, academic institutions representatives and top tier media.

FOR A SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, MASERATI EGYPT OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF EL GOUNA INTERNATIONAL SQUASH OPEN 2018

MTI, the exclusive Maserati importer in Egypt, is honoured to announce that it has been the official sponsor of El Gouna International Squash Open which is being held on the banks of Egypt’s Red Sea resort, El Gouna, between April 20 – 27. For the second year in a row, Maserati Egypt plays a prominent role in the most prestigious squash tournament in Egypt. Last year, Maserati’s sole agent in Egypt became – for the first time – the official sponsor of the 2017’s PSA Women’s World Squash Championship along with El Gouna International Squash Open, both of which took place in El Gouna.

MARAKEZ SIGNS LEASE AGREEMENT WITH SPINNEYS FOR MALL OF TANTA MARAKEZ for Real Estate Investment, the Egyptian arm of Saudi Arabian conglomerate Fawaz Alhokair Group, the largest mall developer in the Middle East, has signed a 15-year agreement with Spinneys hypermarket to lease approximately 4,100 m2 in Mall of Tanta. Mall of Tanta is the Gharbia governorate’s first internationally-modeled mall featuring family entertainment, cinemas, ample parking as well as local and international retail outlets to serve the Delta region. Spinneys will be located in the right corner of Mall of Tanta with direct access from Gate 5. Due to open in 2019, Mall of Tanta will provide local residents with a unique shopping experience, revolutionizing retail, dining and entertainment in the Delta region.

MICROSOFT PARTNERS WITH EGYPTIAN MINISTRIES, NGOS TO TRAIN OVER 1,500 EGYPTIAN WOMEN

Microsoft Egypt has launched a female empowerment campaign dubbed “#MakeWhatsNext” designed to encourage young females to consider careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related industries. As part of the initiative, Microsoft Egypt has teamed up with various government and non-government entities from around the globe to organize a series of events and training programs across the country, with the aim of equipping young women between the ages of 12 to 35 with the skills and confidence necessary to take up a career in STEM fields.

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COMPANIES

NETFLIX CONTINUES TO BRING NEW AND DIVERSE STORIES FROM EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA TO THE WORLD MULA” SIMPLE AND ELEGANT STYLE IS REVIVED AGAIN....

MULA” fashion show launching its latest 2018 collection was attended by a large number of celebrities, VIPs and media figures at Omar ElKhayamMarriott Zamalek in Cairo. The runway was filled by timelessly elegant collection which was all tailored with love to show a blend between authenticity and modernity of every detail. All that accompanied by the sweet taste of music that left the audience with good vibes.

AL MANSOUR, SCOPE INVESTMENT UNVEIL NEW PEUGEOT MODELS 2019

Al Mansour and Scope Investment, officially announced the launch of the joint venture that has been awarded the exclusive distribution of Peugeot cars in Egypt, after being awarded the contract by Groupe PSA, the second largest car manufacturer in Europe and owner of the Peugeot brand. The companies today unveiled five products for the Egyptian market, including the “Car of the Year 2017”, The NEW Peugeot 3008 and THE NEW PEUGEOT 5008. The new company also announced the network of Peugeot sales and service centers across Cairo and Alexandria.

Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, is amplifying local voices to bring new, diverse and never-before-seen stories from Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to the world in 2018. Netflix believes that great stories can come from anywhere and that some of the world’s best content creators are in EMEA. That’s why, this year, consumers all around the world will be able to watch and enjoy over 100 projects originating in 16 countries spanning from Europe to - for the first time - the Middle East and Africa, in 16 languages. This nearly doubles the number of produced shows and investment since 2017 and accounts for over 35,000 people working on those local productions.

STARBUCKS® LAUNCHES NEW AT-HOME RANGE OF ESPRESSO CAPSULES RANGE WILL BE AVAILABLE ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA REGION

Starbucks announced the launch espresso capsules compatible with Nespresso® machines as it expands its presence in the athome coffee sector in Middle East and North Africa Region. The new Starbucks espresso capsules are made using some of the finest Starbucks coffees and will enable customers to enjoy the same delicious coffee at home as they do in store. Applying 45 years of expertise in the ethical sourcing, roasting and brewing of the highest quality Arabica coffee beans, Starbucks will now bring great coffee to even more customers.

G-CRIBS ANNOUNCES PHASE II DELIVERY

Residents are offered a chance to start living the dream at this popular, dazzling and breath taking El Gouna district alongside the Red Sea. Distinctively situated within the Mansions in El Gouna, this modern, ‘hip’ compound provides a youthful, yet serene, environment with simplistic, modern style. The development acts as a comfort zone for those who want to Discover More. G Cribs Phase I is delivered and is composed of 99 units, G Cribs Phase II will be delivered in 2019 and is comprised of 225 units. 56 | May 2018


EDITORIAL FEATURE - HILTON ZAMALEK

LIGHT UP THE SPARKS OF LOVE AT Hilton Zamalek

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very couple dreams of celebrating their unique love story in an awe-inspiring wedding to share this day with their nearest and dearest. The moment you exchange your vows of everlasting love is a memory you’ll cherish forever, and there’s no better way to say “I Do” other than while gazing into one another’s eye with a magnificent backdrop. At Hilton Zamalek, treasure the moment in an aura of splendor manifested in the breathtaking view of the Nile. With all the dedication and passion we will help you create your bespoke wedding with personal care, creativity, and attention to every detail.

The hotel offers astounding venues to make your big day one-of-a-kind, so whether you are looking for an intimate indoor wedding or a lavish night by the pool; we will turn your dream into a reality. Light Up the sparks of romance under the starlit sky with the picturesque view at our pool deck overlooking the Nile, a venue that accommodates up 170 invitees. We will take care of all your details from the decorations, flower arrangements, to lighting; everything that will light up the night with a magical spark. For warm and intimate weddings, our romantic indoor venue accommodates up to 70 invitees with a magnificent panoramic view of the Nile; the perfect way to tie the knot surrounded by your loved ones.

will be delighted to help you in creating your own menu, or just select one of our preset special sumptuous menus that are sure to delight starting at EGP 359 per person including service charge and taxes. With us you can expect nothing less than world-class service that will impress you and your guests. Whatever your dream is, at Hilton Zamalek

we guarantee to add that unrivalled sparkle to your wedding day. So get your vows ready, celebrate new memories to hold onto, and leave the rest to us! For reservation please call us on 01001604031

At Hilton Zamalek, we understand that planning is the first and most important step to turn your wedding into a splendor. With a keen eye for detail, our dedicated team of professionals will take care of every aspect and tailor our services to exceed your expectations. Our Executive Chef May 2018 | 57


RAMDAN

WHEN SPIRITUAL MEETS HERITAGE” RAMADAN AT AL GEZIRAH PALACE

If you crave to go oriental, enjoy a nice Iftar at Omar’s Café. A delicious array of Egyptian and oriental specials is served daily with all your favourite grills, appetizers and sweet oriental desserts. Som3a Basha offers a unique Street-Style sohour experience out on the Patio. Enjoy the outdoors complete with mouth-watering meals, shisha and the tunes of the Oriental bands every night. Go for the A La Carte Sohour Street Chic experience and ask for the Family Style Iftar menus, available to book for groups of 15 or more. For a uniquely upscale Iftar, Saraya Gallery now offers a family style Iftar available only for the bookings. It is truly a one-of-a-kind experience to dine amidst historical pieces and lavish authentic décor paired with our chef’s finest.

AHLAN RAMADAN” AT FAIRMONT NILE CITY

Saigon Restaurant will offer the most lavish daily Iftar buffet comprising of nothing but your favorite traditional Ramadan dishes. Enjoy stunning views of the river Nile while savoring an array of Middle Eastern and international dishes and stations with Fairmont Nile City’s oriental specialties including several live cooking stations. Bab El Nil will open its doors once again for iftar and sohour after its great popularity in the past years. The venue reflects a traditional Egyptian setting, decorated with colorful pop art stylish touches of everybody’s favorite local icons. Enjoy the night breeze on our outdoor terrace overlooking the Nile while smoking shisha, playing board games, and catching up on your favorite Ramadan TV series on Bab El Nil’s 138 inch HD mega screen. Authentic live music will certainly add to Ramadan’s vibe. Bar Kaya will offer traditional Arabian delicacies and mouth-watering dishes and desserts for sohour further enhanced by the best oriental entertainment. A modern Ramadan venue with panoramic views overlooking the beauty of Cairo by night, including the majestic Nile and the iconic pyramids in the distance. A perfect opportunity to experience Ramadan vibes with friends and family as you gaze out the glowing city lights. 58 | May 2018

EXPERIENCE THE TRUE SPIRIT OF RAMADAN AT CONRAD CAIRO

Enjoy an extravagant Iftar buffet with a spectacular view of the Nile at Solana Restaurant, featuring a diverse selection of Salads, a generous selection of hot & cold mezze and sumptuous hot specialties. At OAK Grill indulge in a contemporary Lebanese Iftar set Menu served in a deluxe setting including traditional Hot and Cold Mezze, Lebanese roasted chicken freekeh, Chicken Fatah and a delightful variety of Oriental sweets.At Jayda Nile Terrace, enjoy a perfect setting for social evenings with Iftar and Sehour specialties at El Lama El Helwa with daily live entertainment. For large groups wishing a unique Iftar or Sohour experience; a special Ramadan menus are created for gathering or corporate event. The meeting and events team can prepare family-style or buffet with everyone’s favorite Ramadan flavors and dishes. Check out our spectacular selection of oriental dessert with a special price at the Atrium Lobby Lounge.

A DELICIOUS ARRAY OF FINE FOOD AND PANORAMIC NILE VIEWS THIS RAMADAN AT GRAND NILE TOWER

This year’s attractions include gourmet set-menus for Iftar at the Nubian Village and El Sakya Souk restaurants offering unequaled panoramic views of Cairo and the River Nile. The Nubian Village and El Sakya Souk indoor and outdoor terrace will also offer Sohour where guests can enjoy a la carte menu of light favorites, traditional Ramadan cuisine, and complemented by an array of delicious international dishes. Live entertainment will provide a complementary soulful ambience with a repertoire of classic tunes to set the perfect mood. For those requiring a larger gathering venue, Grand Nile Tower’s yacht, Marquise, provides Iftar buffet and a special a la carte Sohour while enjoying a classical oriental evening at Baccarat and aboard Marquise deck. To host larger gatherings, whether for business or pleasure, Grand Nile Tower has over 3,000 square meters of meeting and function space situated on three floors overlooking the Nile and outfitted with high-tech multi-media facilities, lighting systems and sound equipment, the hotel can cater to all requirements banquet rooms can be specially arranged to accommodate up to 1,200 persons.


RAMDAN

ENJOY A NEW TASTE OF RAMADAN AT “JAZ COLLECTION”!

“Jaz Collection” invites visitors to come and experience the atmosphere of the holy month of Ramadan offering special accommodation packages as well as Iftar and Sohour promotions throughout the Holy Month. With more than 45 hotels all over Egypt, “Jaz Collection” welcomes you with an array of authentic, inspiring and inviting venues in which to reflect, share and give thanks. A stunning selection of breath-taking locations, sincere hospitality and local flavours awaits you, with the opportunity to enjoy a truly meaningful celebration and create lifelong memories.Worth to be mentioned that, the Uniqueness of “Jaz Collection” lies in the renowned service standards and the diversity of choices; catering for ultimately every holiday need and taste.

EXPERIENCE THE BLISS OF THE HOLY MONTH AT LE MERIDIEN CAIRO AIRPORT!

Discover magical moments this Ramadan at EVOO with uniquely Arabian style atmosphere presents a daily open buffet “Iftar and Sohour” featuring a lavish selections of culinary choices and traditional Ramadan favourites in addition to a delightful variety of shisha, oriental desserts and eclairs, Accompanied with soulful sounds of the live Entertainment by pool. Mezzeh is inviting you to enjoy Ramadan gathering with special Iftar set menus including savoury assortment of hot and cold Mezzeh beside an extensive range of traditional Lebanese delicacies, desserts and shisha. Don’t miss Ramadan’s extraordinary rates starting at 750 EGP per person including Sohour. For reservations and more information call: 02-2265-9600 Facebook: Le Meridien Cairo Airport Instagram: @lemeridiencairoairporthotel

TRADITION MEETS STYLE AT THE JW MARRIOTT CAIRO

The time spent with family and friends during Ramadan is priceless, so let us help you create memories to cherish by spending Iftar and Sohour at JW Marriott Hotel Cairo where you will enjoy impeccable service and exquisite culinary experience surrounded by the unique atmosphere of the Holy Month.Layaly Mirage presents legendary Iftar offerings at The Beach. Plateau features a la carte and family-style Iftar menus in addition to extensive range of fine shisha selection. Ease into the welcoming evening vibes at Welad El Zawat at the Clubhouse Terrace, complete with delicious Sohour buffet and live entertainment. Pick up your favorite hand crafted Arabic pastries from La Patisserie. Feel wonderful at Mandara and discover an enticing Ramadan spa package.

RAMADAN KAREEM AT RAMSES HILTON

Iftar & Sohour Buffet at the Terrace Café Celebrate the month of generosity and experience our spectacular Oriental Iftar Buffet served daily from sunset at the Terrace Café located at the “R” level overlooking the Nile River while listening to Oriental music “ El OUD”, you can also come and enjoy our Sohour Buffet with a wide variety of Ramadan specialties. Iftar Buffet: LE335 Sohour Buffet: LE240. Shisha lovers may enjoy their favorite flavors in an atmosphere that embodies the true spirit of Ramadan either at the Lazy Corner on the swimming pool overlooking the Nile River or at Rendez- Vous Café at the commercial center. Don’t forget to order your special Ramadan oriental pastries from Ramadan Oriental pastries display located at the lobby coffee cart. Companies are welcome to invite their employees for a traditional Iftar or Sohour for groups up to 500 persons. Select your menu from our extensive banquet Iftar and Sohour Buffets. May 2018 | 59


RAMDAN

HOLIDAY INN WILL IMPRESS GUESTS WITH A CELEBRATION MOOD AROUND EVERY CORNER.

RAMADAN BY THE NILE AT HILTON ZAMALEK

This year celebrate Ramadan differently in Hilton Zamalek, feel the Nile breeze while enjoying your Sohour in open air on pool deck at “The Terrace”, a unique Sohour menu has been prepared for you to choose from, along with BBQ festival and flavoured shisha, enjoy our daily live entertainment program and games “ Backgammon, Domino” throughout the night.Come along with your friends and family and break your fast with our famous Ramadan daily wide buffet at our main restaurant overlooking the stunning view of the Nile. For more information please call 01001604031

RAMADAN HIGHLIGHTS AT SEMIRAMIS INTERCONTINENTAL CAIRO 2018

As the lanterns are lit and excitement approaches Cairo streets, we at the Semiramis InterContinental have set our venues for the most authentic Ramadan this summer. Ramadan with authentic Egyptian specialties as well as Indian, Chinese and Italian dishes. Whether you’re planning a large family Iftar, a business Sohour or an intimate family get together, we promise to channel our expertise, authenticity and professionalism into creating a unique and memorable Ramadan event for you. Nile Terrace presents Fawanees and authentic Ramadan Iftar and Sohour experiences. Indulge in delicious oriental favorites under the stars and enjoy Shisha and live entertainment or watch your favorite shows on our large screens. The options are endless when it comes to Semiramis InterContinental Cairo’s Catering’s Best; so…this Ramadan, let us make sure your event stands out.

Celebrate Ramadan with an Indian twist at Indira offering a special set menu for iftar for EGP 340, or take a trip around the world with Windows Iftar buffet for EGP 370 and a sohour buffet for EGP 165. Pool Garden welcomes its guests for special set menus for EGP 165 or EGP 250. Ramadan is never complete without succulent desserts to savor. Star Corner and Pool Garden will give your taste buds a treat with Ramadan’s delectable desserts with your choice of Om Ali or oriental pastries, tea or coffee and one shisha stone for EGP 100. Mastering the art of hospitality and excellent service, Citystars Hotels will help you make the best of your Ramadan gatherings in a celebratory mood all around.

AN ALEXANDRIAN RAMADAN BY THE SEA AT FOUR SEASONS HOTEL ALEXANDRIA IN EGYPT

Gather with friends and family to reconnect and create memories in this spiritual Mediterranean city. Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria welcomes the Holy Month with a fresh and optimistic attitude, inviting guests to connect together in the genuine atmosphere that Alexandria creates by the Mediterranean Sea. This includes a number of experiences around the Hotel starting with an exclusive room package, and traditional Iftar and Sohour at Shisha Lounge. In addition, the Hotel offers an interesting Spa program to restore health and mind clearance. Four Seasons @Home is a new outside catering service that creates another level of Ramadan experience with a customised menu whether for Iftar or Sohour at the comfort of one’s home in a Four Seasons style. For large groups, the Hotel’s San Stefano Ballroom is the choice for a bonding corporate event during this month.

KATAYEF NIGHTS- RADISSON BLU, CAIRO – HELIOPOLIS: During the Holy Month of Ramadan, a time of reflection and worship, it is when Cairo comes to life as families and friends head to Enjoy Ramadan tents to break their fasts with an iftar or sohour With delicious and authentic Arabic cuisine served by the catering team, the grand Restaurant MIX - is perfect to break your fast in style, and Katayef Tent by the pool for Sohour. 60 | May 2018


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CELEBRATE RAMADAN AT RENAISSANCE CAIRO MIRAGE CITY HOTEL! Renaissance Cairo Mirage City hotel welcomes Ramadan with authentic Iftar & Sohour offerings during the holy month. Afandina is the perfect spot to chill with your family and friends after a long day of fasting around the pool area with a delicious range of food during iftar and sohor, Great shisha, and live entertainment. En Passant offers you a wide range of oriental pasties and dessert to celebrate iftar. Create unique memories this Ramadan by bringing family and friends together at Chinoix offering a la cart menu!

AHLAN RAMADAN AT SONESTA HOTEL, TOWER & CASINO- CAIRO Enjoy the summer breeze accompanied by the unique Ramadan atmosphere at the Swimming pool Lounge at Sonesta Hotel, Tower & Casino - Cairo. Treat yourself to our delicious “Iftar” & “Sohour” Specialties, while enjoying the traditional Ramadan spirit and nightly live entertainment overwhelmed by typical Ramadan decorations and various “Shisha” flavors. Special prices for groups and companies Iftar & Sohour. For reservation or further information please call: +202 2264.1111 ext. 302 - 303.

RAMADAN DELIGHTS AT STEIGENBERGER HOTELS & RESORTS IN EGYPT.

This Ramadan, indulge in an amazing holistic experience and savour the moments of perfect relaxation of the holy month. Hit the “pause” button of your busy life, escape from the city’s hustle & bustle and head to one of the spiritual havens of Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts in Egypt. The team of the hotels prepared for you unlimited choices of special packages to harmonize your spirit and soul. Treat your-self and your family to a lavish stay at Steigenberger. The holiday is best shared with family, friends and big heartfelt giggles, and this year’s exclusive offerings by Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts will ensure a good time is had by all.

CELEBRATE THIS JOYFUL FESTIVAL WITH US

InterContinental Citystars hosts splendid Iftar and sohour with lively entertainment at various locations. Gather with your family and friends at Esplanade and savor on a variety of delectable selections for iftar for EGP 450* or enjoy a lavish sohour for EGP 230*. Relish in oriental iftar at Al Khal and treat your appetite with an assortment of Egyptian specialties in a daily set menu for EGP 400*. Fayruz is the haven for Lebanese food lovers can treat themselves to an assortment of this cuisine’s exceptional appetizers and dishes in a daily set menu and soup trolley of 3 kinds for EGP 460*. Have your iftar in the fresh air at Pool Bar for EGP 300* with a set menu including Ramadan drinks or make the best of your nighttime with a shisha and one Ramadan drink for EGP 95*. The Lounge hosts a lavish sohour buffet while enjoying the lively beats of the DJ for EGP 280* on weekdays.

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ZOOM IN ADIDAS LAUNCHES CLIMACHILL TECHNOLOGY IN EGYPT adidas launched its revolutionary CLIMACHILL technology in Egypt during an event held on April 14, 2018. The event introduced adidas SS18 CLIMACHILL products to a number of gym members, media and public figures, as well as fitness bloggers. Distinguished by its innovative titanium fabric, the CLIMACHILL line offers maximum comfort and ventilation to help athletes perform better in warm conditions.

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ZOOM IN LESAFFRE OFFICIALLY OPENS A NEW BAKING CENTER™ IN EGYPT In the presence of HE. M. Stéphane Romatet – The French Ambassador to Egypt, Eng Ahmed Ibrahim Mohamed – Head of Sheikh Zaeid Municipality, Mr. Antoine Baule,- CEO of Lesaffre and Walid Nasef - General Manager of Lesaffre Egypt, we officially announce the opening of the new Baking Center™of Lesaffre Egypt in Cairo.

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ZOOM IN CHRISTOPHE GUILLARME’S FASHION SHOW AT RAMSES HILTON Ramses Hilton has organized recently a French Fashion Show in corporation with Dr. Zeinab El Ghazaly Chairman of TAKY co. and the Egyptian Lebanese businessmen association. The show was held at Ramses ballroom where more than 25 models including Delphine Wespise, Miss France 2012 presented the latest creations of Haute Couture created by the famous French designer Christophe Guillarme. The revenue of this event was dedicated to the Egyptian Charity projects in Egypt.

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ZOOM IN RANEEM EL WELILY AND MARWAN EL SHORBAGY CROWNED WINNERS OF EL GOUNA INTERNATIONAL SQUASH OPEN The final took place on Friday, April 27th, with the attendance of H.E. Minister of Youth and Sports, Khaled Abdel Aziz and H.E. Minister of Tourism Rania Al-Mashat, General Ahmed Abdallah, Governor of Red Sea, Mr. Samih and Naguib Sawiris as well as celebrities and public figures, followed by a closing ceremony awarding the champions. Held under the auspices of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Egyptian Promotion Authority, the finals of the seventh edition of the tournament witnessed heated games and tough battles.

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ZOOM IN CAIRO MARRIOTT A PROUD SPONSOR OF AHL MASR, FOR THE OMAR KAMAL CONCERT The event took place at the Great Pyramids of Giza plateau where for the first time the international super star Omar Kamal and his orchestra perform at this significant location “the heart of the Egyptian civilization”. Omar Kamal known as the “Arab Frank Sinatra” performed many of his popular songs during the event including Fayrouz’s song “Ya Ana”, adding English lyrics to the song with the same music which was originally composed by Mozart.

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ZOOM IN JW MARRIOTT CAIRO HOSTS THE PROMINENT MAHMOUD KABIL JW Marriott Hotel Cairo hosted an exclusive Charms JW Ladies Society event. Our Charm guests were inspired by Mr. Mahmoud Kabil stories and how he managed to be a successful man and a role model in his career and personal life. The attendees were mesmerized by the enticing Lebanese restaurant offerings “Ahlein� prepared by our talented Lebanese chef in a remarkable atmosphere along with the joyful DJ tunes and the unprecedented hospitality.

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ZOOM IN HERS STUDIOS OPENING AT POINT 90 Hers Studios Launch at Point 90 delivered great moments for all of the attendees. Sports and socialites mixed together for a night of fitness and mingling. With outstanding performances and a run-down of what is sure to be a new fitness haven for ladies, Hers Studios delivers all of the fitness needs in one place.

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ZOOM IN THE HOSPITALITY LEGEND MR. MAGDY NAGUIB’S FAREWELL In honor of Mr. Magdy Naguib’s years of exceptional service, Mr. Mounir Ghabbour, Chairman of Mirage Hotel Corporation & Golf Hotels, Mrs. Mounir Ghabbour, and Mr. Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director Marriott International, ME & A, hosted a farewell reception party. The event was held in the Tutankhamun Ballroom at JW Marriott Cairo and was attended by 500 invitees who all wished Mr. Magdy happiness and success in the new chapter of his life – a well-earned retirement. We all wish Mr. Magdy the very best as he embarks upon his new journey.

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ZOOM IN MARKS & SPENCER WELCOMES CUSTOMERS TO A BRAND NEW STORE IN THE MALL OF EGYPT Marks & Spencer (M&S) and Al-Futtaim have a special treat for customers in Egypt, with the official opening of its brand new store at the Mall of Egypt. The new store will be the only store in Egypt to feature the new premium boutique concept, which promises to create a truly pleasant shopping experience. Located at the Mall of Egypt, the new two storey 26,000 sq. store will showcase Marks & Spencer’s impressive range of high quality clothing and accessories across Womenswear, Lingerie, Menswear, and Kidswear.

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ZOOM IN SPRING PARTY WITH OUR MEDIA PARTNER AT HILTON CAIRO ZAMALEK RESIDENCES Hilton Cairo Zamalek Residences organized Spring Party for Egyptian Media and Press at The Terrace on pool deck overlooking the Nile and the sunshine, more than 30 members of the media and key figures attended the event from the local press. The event was hosted by Tarek Zaki the Hotel Manager, Haidy Magdy the Director of Business Development and Magda Abu Al Soud the Marketing and Communications Manager.

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ZOOM IN MOHAMED EL SHARNOUBY & TANIA SALEH PERFORMING AT THE MARQUEE THEATRE IN CAIRO FESTIVAL CITY Along with the prime Maestro, Music producer, and Composer Hany Farahat leading the concert; it was definitely a spectacular night. After Tania’s tour around the world and her massive successes, the Lebanese singer collaborated with the Egyptian rising star Mohamed EL Sharnouby.

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ZOOM IN GRAND NILE TOWER HOSTS THE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY The International Jazz Day is a celebration of UNESCO’s activities in 2011 and is celebrated by all countries in the world that are interested in Jazz music ,one of the most distinguished musical styles of modern times, through various events. Since the launch of the Grand Nile Tower Arts & Cultural Center in February 2018, the hotel has become a hotspot of contemporary, modern and fine arts, featuring up-and-coming young talent and independent artists every Friday. The event was organized by the Egyptian Association of Jazz Music.

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ZOOM IN GHIBLI RACEWAY 3RD AND 4TH ROUND Ghibli Raceway organized the 3rd & 4th round of the karting competition with an unprecedented attendance from the professional and amateur drivers. Ghibli Raceway is exerting strenuous effort to choose the best capabilities in Karting. Ghibli Karting School has trained the Cadet drivers (4-11 years) over the last two months.

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Fitness and Lifestyle Magazine - May 2018 Issue  

In celebration of Ramadan, this issue of F&L covers different lifestyle aspects from nutrition to workout to personal development tricks to...

Fitness and Lifestyle Magazine - May 2018 Issue  

In celebration of Ramadan, this issue of F&L covers different lifestyle aspects from nutrition to workout to personal development tricks to...

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