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Issue 59 - Oct 31- Nov 14 - 2013

Monica Soldan a new groove in town

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Black Sea Odyssey

Meet Mr. Mom


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INBOX This page is all about you! Send us your poems, pictures or letters and see them published here. Ask us your questions and pick up some handy environmental tips

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NEWS All the news from around Al Ain

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FEATURE The adventures of Mr. Mom

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URBAN WOMAN Keep your eyes looking and seeing great

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Discover Angela and the history of Belly dance.

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AL MAJLIS Meet the country’s first female Breast Surgeon, Dr.Houriya Kazim

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ENTERTAINMENT Get in the groove with DJ Monica Soldan

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EDUCATION Pingu's English in Al Ain

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CITY REVIEWS Dine divine at La Brioche

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DIARY What are your plans for next week? Take a look at our diary for the latest events happening around town

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE Baby-proof your home

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CULTURE & HERITAGE Falcons, bird of a nation

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MY WORLD Black Sea Odyssey

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RECIPES Marhaba Lebanese style

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TIME OUT

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Director's Note!

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We have two new ladies in town and being gracious hosts and ambassadors of this fine city, we thought it appropriate to give them a proper Al Ain welcome by first making them feel at home on the cover of your magazine! So waste no time and peel back the pages to discover where to meet Monica and Angela up close and personal and show them the spirit of our city in your own charismatic way!

As the month of October comes to an end in the usual frightening Halloween fashion, we usher in November and along with it an exciting line up of events. After a long sabbatical, The Al Ain Aerobatic Show is back; bigger and better than ever and gearing up for an extravaganza that will leave the UAE and the world for that matter, buzzing about our hospitable and quaint oasis city! November is also a time to support and pay tribute to the plethora of talented musicians that make Al Ain their home; so be sure to come out and enjoy the vibes of this year’s Al Ain Music Festival, with a lineup of venues across the oasis that will keep you grooving throughout the month. Now if this is not already enough, we must also tell you that W.A.R. is about to hit Al Ain and if you haven’t already enlisted, then be sure to join us on the sidelines at Wadi Adventure to take in the battle! Suffice to say that it’s going to be a very busy month here in the garden city and The Source will be there to capture the moments as they unfold. As always, happy reading and we’ll see you out and about as you enjoy the entertainment designed especially for you over the next few weeks.

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ou may have already noticed that in this issue we are sporting two different front covers and if the last issue had more of a “Pink” appeal, then this one is going to be a winner with the “Boys” of Al Ain.

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Style Me

Do you look at yourself in the mirror and ask “surely, there must be so much more hidden inside that is screaming to emerge and dazzle the masses?” Have you ever thought of getting a makeover? If so, then this competition is just for you! THE SOURCE, in association with Splash, Iconic and La Poupee Beauty Center, Is offering a helping hand via our “Style Me” contest. Become one of two lucky winners and discover your inner and outer beauty. Two very lucky people will win a free makeover sponsored by our partners, Splash, Iconic and La Poupee Beauty Center. To walk away in style simply tell us (in 200-250 words) why you are in desperate need of a makeover!

Entries must be received at competition@ thesourceuae.com by 4th November, with your name, age and contact info. Don’t forget to put STYLE ME as the email subject along with a current colored photograph. Winners will be contacted by 5th November 2013 and will be featured in our special Fashion Edition- Issue 60! Conditions apply: • Participants must be 18+ • Must reside in Al Ain and be able to travel to Dubai for the shoot on 7 November 2013. • Must be willing to share details of the makeover with the public.


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Camilla's words of widsom

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. Albert Einstein

PAPER TOWELS CREATE WASTE No matter how you look at it, paper towels create waste. During your next trip to the grocery store, buy some reusable microfiber towels, which grip dirt and dust like a magnet; even when they get wet. When you are finished with them, toss the towels in the wash and reuse them again and again. They are even great for countertops and mirrors. When you absolutely have to use disposable towels, look for recycled products. If every household replaces just one roll of virgin fiber paper towels (70 sheets) with 100% recycled ones, we could save 544,000 trees.

The girls at Emirates National School-Al Ain, released 210 PINK balloons as part of Breast Cancer Awareness 2013.

Wacky World

I AM A BIEBERIAN !

Instead of using the word Quickly, use

BESOR’A Afteh al bab besor’a Open the door quickly.

CAREER GUIDANCE

Aiming for the U.S.? It’s application time! The Common Application includes over five hundred universities in 47 states as well as American Universities in Italy, France and Switzerland, MODUL University in Austria, Jacob’s University in Germany, Yale-NUS in Singapore and a number of universities in the UK (including King’s College, London). About one third of the five hundred are ‘exclusive users’ of the Common Application i.e. this is the only way to get into them! 8

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Thirty three year old songwriter Toby Sheldon’s Bieberdevotion would blow teeny-bopping Beliebers out of the water. That's because Sheldon went so far as to spend almost AED367,199, about five years worth of plastic surgery to

make him look like his idol, the 19 year old Canadian crooner, Justin Beiber.

The Common Application is completed online at www.commonapp.org. Before you can start filling out your application form, you need to create an account in ‘applicants’.

some institutions also require a Common App Supplement; so you could have additional essay questions to answer.

Once you have set up your account, the application will require a personal statement and an essay. The same information is sent to all the schools you apply to, so make sure your personal statement covers all requirements of all colleges. If you realise any of the information is wrong you cannot change it online, you have to contact each of the colleges directly. This is a big task and not to be taken lightly; you should have started preparing your personal statement already! As well as the main application,

On top of Botox injections and hair transplants, Sheldon had costly "smile surgery" done to make his smile look just like Bieber's, according to multiple reports. "It's Justin's smile that gives him his youthful look. So I had my upper lip lifted [and] my bottom lip plumped out," the musician shared with various media sources.

In 2013, Common App version 4 was launched. This includes provisions for counsellor log-in, which means your careers counsellor can give recommendations to you directly based on the colleges you are applying to. REMINDER: DEADLINE FOR THE COMMON APPLICATION IS 1ST JANUARY FOR THE FOLLOWING SEPTEMBER. THAT’S ONLY 8 WEEKS AWAY!

If you have any other questions you would like us to answer please email careerguidance@consultfocalpoint.com


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Box appeal campaign ends with a bang!

Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson hotels in the Middle East held the sixth edition of the Box Appeal campaign during September and October 2013. Previously known as the Show Box Appeal campaign, Box appeal since its inception in 2008, has been providing the community with an opportunity to play an important role in reaching out to the needy. The Source has been actively involved in the initiative of bringing the community of Al Ain together. And we must say that helping the UAE laborers has never been easier, thanks to our volunteers; Reem from the Institute of Applied Technology, Israr from Al Adwa Private School Al Ain, Rachel, Ileana Hilton

Hijri New Year holiday announced The Hijri New Year, also known as the Islamic New Year, is the day that marks the beginning of a new Islamic calendar year, and is the day on which the year count is incremented. The first day of the year is observed on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. And this year the UAE Cabinet meeting chaired by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, announced the Al Hijri New Year holiday for both the private and public sectors on Sunday November 3. Work will resume on Monday November 4.

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and Katrina Michelle who have helped make the annual appeal such a resounding success. The event that encourages individuals to fill specially-distributed boxes with personal staple (excluding money and food) items has grown in terms of collection areas, volume and value of donations given. This year the organizers of the campaign have beaten their last year’s total of 13,000 donation boxes with a target of 15,000 this year. The Source team would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who distributed, donated, collected and spend their time in bringing smiles to the faces of thousands of laborers across the country!

Al Ain police participates in Al Qua’a annual forum

The fourth annual forum organized by Al Ain Municipality in the Southern District of the Al Qua’a Region saw active participation from Al Ain Police Directorate. The forum was organized in co-ordination with the municipality and the various governmental institutions. Lieutenant-Colonel Salam Salim Al Ameri, Director of Al Wagan Police Station, stressed the department’s keenness and readiness to take part in such events to provide quality police services to community members. Al Ameri also urged the public to abide by the laws and regulations to enhance security and stability. He stressed the Directorate’s constant commitment to receive and respond to the various inquiries and proposals via the phone number: 03 799 9999, or by personally visiting the Directorate or the police stations throughout the various regions of Al Ain.


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Al Ain Zoo debuts with a new look The renovations at Al Ain Zoo witnessed new and upgraded exhibits and dining choices, not only enriching visitor experiences but also giving guests the opportunity to learn more about arid wildlife and conservation issues via entertaining, interactive and educational activities. The new Mixed Asian Exhibit, one of the most popular exhibits at Al Ain Zoo, has had a face-lift, and now includes three new gazelle species including the Chital, Nilgai, and the Blackbuck. Shaded walkways from the main entrance are now available and lead to the recently enhanced Cat House exhibit, in addition to a greater range of dining choices, from the Flamingino Café to the Mixed African café. A fully upgraded Elezba has been transformed to the Children’s Zoo, where youngsters are encouraged to interact more with animals, including an aviary, tortoise and water pond, and children can also enjoy the latest activities in the new Family Zone area. “Board members of The Zoo & Aquarium Public Institution in Al Ain, headed by His

Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, are committed to enhancing visitor experiences, providing services that will not only entertain but educate. Al Ain Zoo is home to a diverse collection of approximately 4,000 animals from all over the world, including many rare and endangered species and arid wildlife that are native to the UAE. Visitors can witness these animals interacting first-hand, and also learn about the importance of their conservation”, stated Ghanem Al Hajeri, Director General of Al Ain Zoo.

Al Ain Club Champions attend UAEU Football Championship

A 3-day football championship which was organized by the Sport Activities Department at UAEU and hosted by Al Ain Club - Al Maqam, last week. The championship witnessed some friendly competition between the participating football enthusiasts with over 160 participants from different departments. "This championship was organized as part of the new academic year activities to bring the students (both old and new) together so that they could form new friends, instill an element of team spirit and to create a friendly and fun atmosphere”, stated Ibrahim Mokhtar, Manager of the Male Athletics Team at UAEU. He further thanked Al Ain Club for hosting the championship and Al Ain Club champions Mohamed Abdulrahman and Sultan Al Ghafili for attending the final match and honoring the winning team. “Organizing sports activities at UAEU helps to develop the students’ behavior and skills, and allows them to make good use of their spare time. It is also a good opportunity to discover new talents,” he added.


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Double the excitement at Al Ain Air Show with FLY PASS Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), which is organizing the UAE National Day weekend Al Ain Aerobatic Show (November 30-December 2), has launched a two-for-one ‘FLY PASS’ advantage deal which delivers entry to the 10th anniversary show and exciting benefits at four key attractions in the emirate’s heritage heartland. “The pass is designed to give visitors even more reasons to spend the National Day weekend in Al Ain and we are looking to encourage visitors to stay longer in our Oasis City and discover some of its year-round attractions and to make it as affordable and compelling as possible,” explained Sultan Al Muhairi, General coordinator for Al Ain Aerobatic Show 2013. The ‘FLY PASS’ package offer bundles together two aerobatic show day tickets, two entry tickets to Al Ain Zoo, including ‘Feed The Giraffe’ passes, two tickets for the adrenalin packed Wadi Adventure white water rafting and surfing park and a 30% discount on all facilities at the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club for just AED 125.

“Taken individually, the ‘FLY PASS’ offers would cost AED 500 – so it’s a great allround deal,” he further informed. The Al Ain Aerobatic Show, which runs at Al Ain International Airport is the biggest onground family entertainment extravaganza in Al Ain and is integral to the 42nd UAE National Day weekend celebrations.This year’s show, organized in conjunction with the UAE Air Force, will pay tribute to the Emirates’ rich culture and heritage with a series of UAE-themed aerial displays and static attractions, performances and activities. The aerobatic show, the on-ground entertainment, attractions offers and planned fireworks displays on December 1st and 2nd in Hili Fun City will bring Al Ain to life for a weekend of activity and fun. Tickets and the ‘FLY PASS’ can be bought online at www.ticketmaster.ae and via the toll free number, 80086823 or at the international number +9714 3662289.

New Student Information System at private schools In an effort to diminish the use of paperwork across private schools, administrators are being trained on student registrations, transfers of students between schools, mark entries and on a new utility called mass mark upload. The mark upload utility helps avoid double data entry since many of the schools already have their own systems. The new service helps upload existing student's marks from the school to Electronic Student Information Sysytem (eSIS). All private schools are now connected to provide a central school monitoring service supported with practical applications such as the Electronic Student Information System, Geographic Information System (GIS), which assists school administration in their daily school record keeping. Due to the importance of being trained on eSIS, 440 school admistrators across 184 private schools are required to attend an eSIS training session. In order to accomodate all private schools, ADEC has organized 22 training sessions which have already started and run till June 2014. The first group of administrators worked 12

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closely with the eSiS team in review some of the challenges private schools during the last year thereby trying to eliminate academic year.

ADEC to faced by academic them this

A full analysis and new enhancements are prepared based on lessons learned and systems will be updated accordingly, in addition to some processes streamlining.


For Those About to Race, We Salute You! With just over 2 weeks to go, athletes from around the UAE are preparing for the most grueling Adventure Race in the region. 10 kilometers, 20 obstacles, 30 degree weather and nothing but true grit and determination to get them through it all. Saturday, 9th of November 2013, will see W.A.R. return for the fourth time to the tranquil city of Al Ain in Abu Dhabi. The “Wadi Adventure Race”, or W.A.R. as it’s more commonly known, will once again be hosted by Wadi Adventure – the Middle Easts’ first man made whitewater rafting, kayaking and surfing destination. Sean Kinsella – race creator and Activities Manager at Wadi Adventure had this to say: “Set at the base of Jebel Hafeet, Wadi Adventure is the ideal location for a race of this nature –rough, rugged and brutal! The rocky surroundings make you feel like you’re on the surface of the moon, and then around the next corner you’ve got the gushing torrents and crashing waves of our whitewater channels and surf pool. It’s quite extraordinary actually!”

The 10 km race will send runners through the mountains of Jebel Hafeet, across the grassy fields of the Green Mubazzarah, through the pools at Wadi Adventure and back again! In addition to battling the elements, athletes will need to carry, crawl, balance, jump and climb their way across the finish line. With a ruthless look on his face, Sean says: “for this 4th edition of the Wadi Adventure Race, athletes will need to be fitter, stronger, faster, and braver than ever before!”

Partners: Sport360 and The Source will be covering all the action on the day. For more information about the race or about visiting Wadi Adventure, please call 00971 (3) 7818 422 or email info@ wadiadventure.ae Online registration for W.A.R. 4 closes on Wednesday, 6th November (www.premiermarathons. com).

With 300 race entries available, W.A.R. 4 is set to be the biggest event to date, drawing athletes and spectators from across the UAE. Runners will need to check-in at Wadi Adventure before 9am on Race Day to collect their race number and goodie bags. In addition to the draw of the race, Wadi Adventure will be offering 50% OFF ADMISSION to all spectators arriving at Wadi Adventure before 11am on the day of the race. “This is a fantastic opportunity for the community to support a great event, and enjoy the facilities that Wadi Adventure has to offer.” said Lennard Otto – Operations Manager at Wadi Adventure. With hundreds of athletes and spectators enjoying the day at Wadi Adventure, Gold Level Sponsors: Eastern Motors and Green Mubazzarah Chalets are using W.A.R. 4 as a platform to showcase their brands. Media The Source

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Mr. Mom Jeff Skinner, has his hands full with daughters London and Brooklyn

Mr.Mom By Jeff Skinner

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've had a job for over 20 years and a four year degree to prepare me to wake up every morning and change a diaper in 14.3 seconds flat. Breakfast is on the table by 8:15 sharp because when you are a stay at home dad, a routine is critical. Like a dog smells fear, my children sense when our routine is broken. Dad's not awake, let's spill something and see if he gets up. Some days I do wonder how I ended up like this. Where in my previous career did I ever pick up these Mr. Mom skills? If you told me ten years ago I would be a stay at home dad, I would have taken a second job just to prove you wrong. But, here I am. Here we are in this giant sandbox in the Middle East. We are really doing this.

I spend fifty percent of my daily hours in the kitchen creating a visually pleasing small snack, followed by a snack, a light lunch, and finishing with a sweet snack. In between, I am maintaining a respectively swept or close to being clean house. Ok, at best I'm kicking crumbs into the corner hoping my wife will discover them later.

The bold and manliest of men stay at home with a baby. God speed to you my friends. I have no idea what I would say to a baby all day. So, how are the peas? Want to take a nap? At least I have the mental capability to home school my girls aged 6 and 2. However, it did require an extra language class in college to interpret the babble of a two year old. Ultimately, my family is saving money by homeschooling and who else gets to fly all over the world with an app and a cardboard box airplane. As homeschoolers, we get to zip to Africa and learn about the habitat of monkeys or we learn by counting butterflies in the Amazon of South America. For this reason, I appreciate the freedom of being a stay at home dad. Mr. Moms can put their kids in private schools here in Al Ain; however, their role becomes one of a designated chauffeur and manager of proportioning snacks and drinks, squashing toddler’s allergic reactions to seat belts, and dodging traffic to and from school, rugby, dance, piano practice, etc. And don’t forget space for the few stray kids who wander onto your door step. But here in the sandbox, Mr. Moms must maintain their sanity. It is essential to find something to do beyond our family duties. My 2yr old doesn't mind me playing tennis for an hour while she naps. My wife strongly suggested I wait until she gets home from work. She is so demanding right? I love my kids but I need some alone time, guy’s time, and wife time to make this work. •

Free trivia or bingo is available in several locations around town

Go blow off steam at the shooting range

Find a gym, pump some iron, or swing a racket

Mostly, I am thankful for a wife who understands and comes home to rescue her children from their dad. Does she want to hear how many times we attempted to sit on the potty today? No, but I like to keep good, open communication with my woman. If I have learned anything about how to make this work here in the desert, I have learned that my wife and I must retreat for a date night at least once a month. If this whole process is going to work, we have to work. It is the end of the day and grill box flight number 07 has landed. My kids are peacefully tucked in bed by 8:30pm. I am exhausted but as I chill on the couch next to my first wife, I think about the future and hope that one day my kids can look their therapist in the eye and say, "my father gave it his best." The Source

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Pamper the windows of your world

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parkling, beautiful eyes are the best assets a woman can have and given the important function our eyes perform, we often neglect the importance of proper eye care. In this article you will discover some simple home remedies that will help care for your eyes in the best way possible.

1. To strengthen your eye lashes and cool the eyes, apply a thin coat of castor oil on the eyelashes and eyebrows every night. I personally just tip the bottle up to my fingertips to get a little on my fingers and then dab it on my eye area. Other people apply it with cotton balls or q-tips; still others use a clean mascara wand dipped in castor oil. Leave it on and go to bed. 2. To reduce puffiness around your eyes, crush a cucumber, take the juice, add a little rose water, apply around the eyes and wash after 20 minutes. Cucumber juice has astringent properties that can help decrease water retention. 3. For dark circles apply potato juice using a cotton ball, and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Potato juice is said to be very effective in removing the dark circles around the eye because of its liquid starch content and an enzyme called catecholase that promotes skin lightening. 4. Mix equal quantities of almond oil and honey and apply several drops to get rid of wrinkles near the eye skin area. Almond oil is a natural emollient. It can produce wonders for the delicate skin under your eyes. It keeps skin hydrated and the result is a rejuvenated and well-nourished wrinkle free under eye skin.

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Spending long hours in front of the television or computer is a big part of people’s lives today. This may cause many eye and vision related problems down the road. Here are some useful eye care tips for computer users. • • • • •

After every 20-30 minutes of work, look at a distant object and blink several times. This will help to achieve better focus. Blinking the eyes is the best exercise. People tend to reduce blinking rates while working on the computer. This will lead to dry eyes. Rub your palms against each other until they become warm. Cover your eyes with your warm palms for about a minute. Palming is another great way to relax and soothe your eyes. Splashing water on your face during breaks can keep you refreshed. This also helps to cool your eyes. A few minutes of walking during breaks will refresh your body and mind. It is also good for your eyes as walking increases blood circulation around the entire body.

In addition there are several other ways to maintain proper eye health that will help to preserve the quality of your eyesight and guard against the development of eye diseases. Among these are maintaining a proper diet, providing protection against harmful sunlight and avoiding cigarette smoke.


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The History of Belly Dancing

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n this issue of The Source we thought we would spice up our Stuff for Men column with a little education in an ancient and mystifying form of dance and of course fill you in on where to find this form of entertainment right here in our wonderful city. So without wasting any more precious time let’s get into the education part.

The true history of belly dance is a much debated topic among belly dance enthusiasts, leading to many conflicting theories. Because belly dance consists of a mixture of many different dance styles, it indeed has many different origins. Many experts believe that belly dance is one of the oldest forms of dance. Most belly dancers tend to believe in at least one of many theories explaining how belly dancing originated. The most popular theory is that it evolved from a religious dance. Some people believe that it descended from early Egyptian dances or from the migration of Gypsies from India. Another popular theory is that belly dance began as a traditional birthing practice to help ease the pains of childbirth. It is believed that belly dance first came to America in 1893 when a dancer known as "Little Egypt" performed at the Chicago World's Fair. Fascinated by the dance and the music, Americans became very interested in the exotic dances and rhythms of the orient. Feeling the approaching craze, Hollywood created glamorous, colorful costumes, popularizing an exotic dance of self-expression.

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Even more debated than the origin of belly dance is exactly what the dance form should be called. The term "belly dance" is believed to have come from a French term (danse du ventre) meaning "dance of the stomach." There is really no correct word or name for this art form, simply because so many styles and forms of the dance exist in several cultures. However, most Americans referring to this ancient art form simply call it "belly dance." Today, belly dance is enjoyed throughout the world and is taught in almost every country. Belly dancing offers an instant community of friends for women of all ages who find joy in music and movement. Belly dance creates self-confidence, as women learning the art often gain a sense of empowerment and self-discovery through artistic self-expression. Although many enthusiasts perform for modest income, the majority of belly dancers find the dance form to be a great source of exercise and a means of socialization. At The Source, we have done our own research on this art form and although we did not come any closer to discovering its true origin, we can tell you that a most mesmerizing display of belly dancing can be found right here at the Al Ain Rotana. Visit Minzaman, an authentic Lebanese restaurant and enjoy their exquisite menu combined with the awe inspiring performances of this issue’s cover girl, Angela De Oliveira Silva. Angela brings the room to life Sunday through Friday from 6:00 pm – 3:00 am. Enjoy the spectacular view overlooking the pool from Minzaman’s terrace from 6:00 pm – 12:00 am.


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The First Female Emirati Surgeon By Mehak Alam

ctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and keeping in the spirit of things, we are dedicating our Al Majlis to a very special Emirati woman who has devoted an entire career to treating breast cancer patients. More often than not, our focus has been on support groups and survivors, but in this issue we will pay tribute to “Pink” through the eyes of Dr. Houriya Kazim, the UAE’s first female surgeon. My Family…is from Dubai. My paternal family is comprised of many doctors and healers while my maternal side is all about the arts and business. My husband is an Italian-American television journalist whom I met in the “romantic city” of Sharjah during a cricket match.

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We have two amazing daughters aged 11 and 13, who keep us on our toes every day. I was always interested…in pursuing a career in medicine. My mother reminds me that I used to operate on my dolls and pretend to take out their appendix. Specializing in my current field became apparent to me while working in a cancer hospital in London. The inspiration behind being a Breast Surgeon… came when I started my internship at Rashid Hospital; this is when I realized that there was a desperate need for female surgeons (we had none up to that point in time). I saw many female, particularly breast cancer patients, visiting hospitals in advanced stages of the disease. This was due to a general lack of education and awareness about breast cancer and I decided then, to become active in raising awareness about the ailment in general. My initial challenge… was to make people understand what a Breast Surgeon actually was. People would ask “Are you a General Surgeon or a Plastic Surgeon”? They wanted me to use the word chest instead of “breast” on my professional license. When I was in Ireland, I helped a doctor make an educational video for breast cancer and when he sent me a box of these videos and fliers, they were all confiscated as pornography! Things have come such a long way since then.


al majlis Brest Friend… is a support group for breast cancer patients and survivors. We are in our 8th year and meet once a month for two hours. We raise funds to treat patients from low income families that have no medical insurance. There are many women in the UAE who earn AED2000 a month or less and cannot possibly afford treatment. The amazing part is the involvement of local women, who normally wouldn’t attend a support group setting, and their relief knowing that they are not alone on this journey. My biggest hurdle to date…is making people understand that early detection of breast cancer exponentially increases the chances of survival. People consider breast cancer a death sentence and I am working hard to eliminate this misconception. My daily inspiration …comes from the long line of doctors that I descend from, the strong women I treat and from my lovely daughters who keep life real. My role models...are my parents. My father is a surgeon so there is an obvious connection there. Both of them have an amazing work ethic, which they’ve passed on to their children.

not just in the health field - and I love attending meetings of the UAE Astronomy group and the Natural History group. It was impossible say farewell to this amazing person without first discovering her secret recipe for success. This is what Dr. Houriya Kazim shared:

LIFE LESSONS •

Look like a woman, think like a man and work like a donkey!

Respect people’s time.

Always work hard with the view of giving back to your community.

Try to help those who don’t have the opportunities that we are blessed with.

My Job as a surgeon…is completely manic! I start early in the morning somewhere before 7am and try to get out by 6pm. My role as a Mother…is exciting. I have to answer questions like “Mama, do cockroaches get married too? I play with my kids and help them with their assignments. Being the only Emirati female Surgeon…has not changed me at all as a human being. It was never pre-planned and everything happened because it was in my destiny. This inspiration was a direct result of the many female patients that preferred to consult with me rather than my male associates. I love…spending time with my daughters. We go out and eat together and cook or bake on the weekends. One of my daughters likes to sew and knit and we have little projects that we work on. We read together before bedtime as it helps open and nurture their minds. Family picnics at the beach and visiting the gym a couple of times a week are other passions. My future plans…are to standardize treatment facilities for breast cancer in the UAE. Personally, I would like to be more connected to my community –

Dr. Houriya attended medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, obtained her fellowship in General Surgery and then sub-specialized in Surgical Oncology; in particular, Breast Surgery and reconstruction at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London and the M D Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, Texas, and is now practicing in Dubai at the Well Woman Clinic, which she set up in 2006. In addition to her clinical work, she founded and runs the only breast cancer support group in the city called "Brest Friends” and has also founded a breast cancer charity, The Breast Cancer Foundation of the Emirates. The Source

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Al Ain Gets in the Groove with

Monica Soldan

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J’ing in the music world has become an essential ingredient and the popularity and invaluable contributions DJ’s have made to the scene have become nothing short of a phenomenon in recent years.

It might also be worth mentioning that this industry has been dominated by men until the arrival of our latest female guest in Al Ain; who along with already having changed that stereotype on a global scale, is here to pump a heavily required dose of estrogen into the Al Ain club scene. So get ready to revise your notes and amend your preconceived notions when you meet the girl from Ibiza, DJ Monica. Born in Brazil and of German descent, DJ Monica started her career in Sao Paulo as the resident DJ at the SKYE Bar, in the Hotel Unique; one of the most exclusive and famous Design Hotels in the world. A much respected DJ name in Brazil, Monica symbolizes the cool, heartrending and energetic sounds that catapulted her to the Number One Lounge Music DJ in Brazil and the most requested Curriculum on the 5 Star Hotel’s circuit around the globe. She produced an Album named "Essential Monica Soldan" that you can find in many online shops like I-Tunes and Amazon. She loves to play everything as long as it’s just great music. Her DJ Sets are unique, built with lots of creativity and impressive skills, mixing different styles from Chill-out and Balearic Grooves to energetic House Music. From Brazil to London, Miami and Ibiza to the world, this girl has conquered the DJ’ing scene in the USA (Miami), Maldives, Greece, UK, Bahrain, Morocco, Jordan, Qatar, Spain (Ibiza), Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Germany, Japan and more. As a fashion model and a DJ, in London, Monica is the resident DJ for the Caligula parties, elected by VOGUE and Time Out as the “Fashionista London venue”. Other than LONDON, starring at the infamous Brixton Academy with a dance floor for 1.200 people, she played alongside some of the industry's most talented artists such as, Mix Master Mike (Beastie Boys) at Antiworld Festival. Her passion for music has given her the opportunity to contribute to media magazines as both a Model & DJ celebrity and appear on television as a Brazilian DJ of European music style. And after her sold out events in the Uk, Germany, Japan and Brazil, DJ Monica will be seen performing for the first time ever in the UAE, at Danat Al Ain Resort’s Luce club every night (except Saturdays). Come down, join the groove and be a part of history in the making!

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PINGU’S ENGLISH IN AL AIN

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nyone who has tried to learn a new language will know how difficult it is. Anyone who has tried to learn English as an adult will know it is extremely difficult. And anyone who has said to themselves ‘I wish I had started when I was younger’ will understand the need to start learning a language early.

That is why the arrival of Pingu’s English here in Al Ain is a real bonus for pre-school children. Most parents will know Pingu: the rather naughty Penguin who, like many young boys, is charming but mischievous. He lives at the South Pole and the storylines follow his adventures as he interacts with his family and friends. From a cultural perspective, the storylines are morally correct and show family loyalty and friendship. Developed by Linguaphone, the internationally recognized language provider from the UK, the Pingu’s English brand is owned by HIT

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Entertainment, one of the world’s leading chidren’s entertainment providers. Pingu’s English seeks to make learning fun through a range of activities. It aims to teach children usable language using a variety of techniques. High-quality multimedia resources, books, CDs and DVDs and access to the online Learning Centre are all part of the package. Children will benefit from the interaction with other children to prepare them for school life as well as acquiring the ability to speak, read and write English. Learning does not stop in the class and parents can help their children at home with a comprehensive Parent Guide and additional activities to help reinforce their classroom lessons. Pingu’s English is a BLOOM Education initiative and classes in Al Ain will be held at the newly opened Brighton College in Zakher. A free demonstration lesson for children and their parents will be held at the College on Saturday November 9th at 11am. So, if your child is aged from 3-8years then get in touch and start learning English now.


city reviews

LA BRIOCHE, Fine Dining in a Casual yet Chic Surrounding By Farid Nouisser

MONICA SOLDAN LIVE AT LUCE Luce welcomes DJ Monica, performing for the first time ever in UAE all the way from Ibiza. After sold out events in UK, German, Japan and Brazil, DJ Monica is here to introduce Al Ain to her music and style.

Eat. Drink. Play only at Luce Call 03 704 6000 for more information.

In the last few issues we have been talking a lot about the French, Fresh and Friendly little bakery gone dining experience extravaganza, that boasts four locations in our awesome Garden City. I am of course, speaking of La Brioche and simply cannot say enough about the magnificent, delicious and wholesome dining experience that awaits, if you have still not taken my advice and headed there for a sampling of their hospitality! In case you are thinking that this article is just another advertorial inspired by a paying client, then please think again! I have taken the time to visit, on several occasions over the past few months, every one of the four locations La Brioche has in Al Ain and am pleased to say that there is a standardization and sense of unity rarely found in any similar chain. The food at La Brioche is naturally good, free of any preservatives and the prices – for what you are receiving – are incredibly reasonable! In our last issue we featured their Salmon and leek soup on our recipe page and being at Bawadi Mall with a sudden craving for sea food soup, I decided to pop into the La Brioche there to satisfy our craving. Mr. Kumar, the manager, and his team immediately sprang into action making sure that my entire family was dealt a heaping helping of first class service at its finest. The soup was to die for; the more than reasonably priced kid’s meals were essentially too good for the kids, so mom and I couldn’t keep our utensils off of their plates! You should also know that if you love your kids, re-think sending them into the jungle of processed food and take advantage of every opportunity to fill their little bellies with wholesome and fresh food. For dessert, the boys feasted on in house freshly- made, preservative free and completely understated ice cream, while mom and I savoured a slice of their signature marble cake paired with the best cappuccino in town!

Managed by Danat Hotels & Resorts, a Division of National Corporation for Tourism & Hotels PO Box 16031, Al Ain, UAE T. +971 3 704 6000 | F. +971 3 704 6009 E. info.alain@danathotels.com | www.danathotels.com

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I should stop reminiscing now because it’s making me salivate, but if by some strange reason, you have still not made it to one of the 4 very convenient Al Ain locations of La Brioche, then giddy yup and start eating French! Fresh and Friendly!


diary See what's going on in Al Ain from Oct 31 to Nov 14 COMMUNITY GROUPS & ACTIVITIES

com, visit www.danathotels.com/HotelsResorts/Danat-Al-Ain-Resort Al-Ain Arts & Crafts Fair: A wide range of handmade products including artwork, jewelry, soap and much more up for grabs! November 8, 3pm-7pm. Al Ain mallGround Floor, Outside Hediard Coffee Shop. Visit https://www.facebook.com/ groups/242013589285327/ The Al Ain Aerobatic Show: It's back on your radar, bigger and better than ever. November 30 - December 2, 2013. Tickets on sale now at www.ticketmaster. ae or call 800 86823 (TMUAE).

The 4th Wadi Adventure Race: The W.A.R. is about to begin! November 9, before 9am. Admission:50% off the entrance fee before 11am. Call 03 781 8422 or email info@wadiadventure.ae or visit www.premiermarathons.com Breast Cancer Walkathon: The first ever indoor walk in the history of Al Ain! November 8, 3pm-7pm. Al Ain Mall. Call 03 766 0333 or visit www.alainmall.net

FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013: The largest football event is here! Until November 8, 2pm-9pm. Tickets at AED30(Adults), AED10 (kids under 12) & Free (kids under 8). Al Ain mall extensionAl Shams Court. Call 800 782342 or visit www.fifa.com/u17worldcup Danat Al Ain Resort’s 5K Run: Join for a fun-filled day! November 8, 8am onwards. Participation fee: AED50. Call 03 704 6000, email info.alain@danathotels.

Al Ain Music Festival: Live music across the oasis. For more information log on www.alainmusicfestival.com Al Ain Endurance Cup Racing: Horse riding was never so exciting! November8-9, 10am-2pm. Abu Dhabi, Al Khatem City-Boudthib Endurance.Call 055 899 0715 or visit abudhabievents.ae/Pages/ EventDetails.aspx?EventID=1858 Wet & Wild Poola Palooza: A fun-filled and exciting party awaits you! November 8, 1pm onwards. Tickets at AED100. Al Ain Rotana. Call 03 754 5111

ACROSS THE OASIS OPENING NIGHT

YOUNG MUSICIANS

8th Nov. - 8pm - 3 Bands + DJ @ The Sand Club

22 Nov. 6 pm . Al Ain Chamber Orchestra & Young Musicians venue tbc

CLASSICAL EVENING

13th Nov - 6.45 pm. Oriental Ensemble & 5 virtuoso pianists courtesy of Multaqa Social Club, UAE University’

CHORAL EVENING

15th Nov. 7 pm. Al Ain Choral Society; 4 Children’s choirs & Special Guests @ Al Qattara Arts Center

GRAND FINALE

29 Nov. 7 pm. Al Ain Chamber Orchestra & HoA musicians @ Khalifa Auditorium, UAE University, Twam St.

DON’T MISS OUT! For more information logon

www.alainmusicfestival.com Reserve via email: aamf2013regn@gmail.com

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health & lifestyle

Childhood Obesity Childhood obesity represents one of the most serious health problems of this century. It is increasing rapidly on a global scale in both developed and developing nations and is directly associated with a number of health issues that persist into adulthood. Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. Obesity is determined by a formula called body mass index (BMI). BMI is calculated by dividing body weight by height squared. Childhood obesity is defined as a BMI at or above 25 or at or above the 95th percentile. BMI does not measure body fat directly, but it is a reasonable indicator of percentage of body fat for most children and teens. Statistics: • One in 10 children in the world are considered overweight which amounts to approximately 150 million children (50 million of these are considered obese) • In the UAE, a study shows that 34% of children and teenagers suffer from obesity. Obesity in children between the ages of 6 – 10 has reached 23% and stands at 40% for children between 11 – 15 years of age. Causes of Obesity: A lack of energy balance most often causes obesity. Energy balance means that your energy IN equals your energy OUT. In other words excessive weight gain is due to a lack of balance between the amounts of food taken in on a daily basis compared to the amount of energy expended to fulfill daily functions. 1. Malnutrition due to the consumption of unhealthy processed foods, oversized portions and foods high in calories and overloaded with sugars and fat. 2. Lack of physical activities: children today have a very sedentary life style, spending too much time watching TV or playing video games which leads to an increased risk of becoming obese. 3. Genetic factors and genetic readiness. 4. Some diseases causing disturbances in the secretion of hormones (thyroid and adrenal) are also directly linked to weight gain. 5. The exposure to some medications like cortisone, for treating asthma or other alkaline diseases, is also linked to obesity. Along with social and psychological consequences caused by obesity that decrease a child’s development at a very critical stage in life, there are major health issues ushered in that may otherwise have been avoided. Some of these include: • Depression. • Sleep Apnea • Mental diseases • Gall bladder stones • Increased risk of developing diabetes 28

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Dr. Abed Al Lattif Khalloof, a resident specialist in child obesity at Al Noor Hospital states, “Obesity’s treatment requires a range of experts specializing in cardiology, internal and pediatric medicine. Al Noor Hospital has an exceptional team of experts in every field of medicine required to properly diagnose and manage obesity and complications associated with obesity. Please be a part of the solution and visit us for a professional consultation if you or your family members have any concerns regarding this issue.”

Increased risk of developing high blood pressure • Increased risk of cardiovascular problems

There are no miracle drugs for the treatment of obesity and any available medication on the market poses serious health risks for children due to the effect on normal growth and development. The key to treating childhood obesity lies in changing their habits and the habits of their families when it comes to meal choices. Childhood obesity is increasing globally to an epidemic level and prevention is the best solution for a problem that can be kept in check by changing life styles and making healthy choices such as the following: 1. Avoid fast food (pastries, potato chips, and ready meals). 2. Avoid rewarding or punishing your child with food, as this behavior sends incorrect messages. Teach your child that healthy food is the fuel the body needs to keep it working well. 3. Limit the amount of sweet drinks allowed in the house (like soda & juice). 4. Meals should be shared in a family environment. NO T.V. as this promotes unhealthy eating habits that lead to increased calorie consumption. 5. Decrease the food amount consumed by the child outside the house. 6. Encourage physical activities such as sports, as being active burns excess calories and fat, and builds muscles and bones as well as promoting sound mental health (doctors recommend at least 30 minutes of physical activity daily). 7. Encourage the child to eat whenever he is hungry. 8. Reduce the time your child spends watching TV and playing video games; this time must not exceed 14 hours per week.


culture & heritage

Falcon bird of a nation

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e all know that the Falcon is the national bird of the UAE and that it symbolizes force, strength endurance and courage. But what we all don’t know is that falconry in the Emirates goes back more than 2000 years and currently Emiratis comprise one third of the world’s falconers.

For Arabs, the falcon represents survival, training, honor, sportsmanship and is one of their prized possessions. Owning a falcon is a matter of pride. Just like training your horse or hunting dog, a falcon can be trained; and the better the falcon, the more proud the owner becomes. During the Bedouin period, falconry skills were a status indicator, where certain species of birds such as hawks and falcons were associated with one’s position or wealth. Hunting with the Raptors is an important part of UAE culture and training the birds is an ancient art. Falconry is known as Al Saqarah in Arabic, while a falcon is called Al Saqr and in Bedouin culture, falcons were an essential part of survival. They were used to find water in areas where water was very scarce and being fast flying hunters, were traditionally used for hunting purposes. Falcons were specially trained for hunting down the wild bird Habara, or a wild jack rabbit or a hare, but the process was not an easy one. Bedouins possessed exceptional falcon hunting skills and the training of these birds of prey required an incredible amount of patience. The trapping and training of falcons requires skill, patience and a considerable amount of bravery. The potential danger, of course, is part of the attraction; as is the opportunity to have a close-up view of the power, grace and beauty of a falcon in flight. In the past whenever people expected important guests, they would go hunting with falcons to gather enough food to welcome their guests. Today, falconry is practiced purely for sport, but the skill of the falconer is still highly esteemed and the power and beauty of the falcon greatly treasured. For hunting, falcons were first trapped during their migration period in the autumn season, then trained and released back into the wild

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at the end of the hunting season. During the entire process, falcons were taken care of in the best way possible. Falconry originally began as a heritage sport practiced by Bedouins and later developed into a traditional sport with strict rules and practices. And even these days, falconry is considered one of the most loved and thrilling sports practiced in the country. You must have noticed that Falcons are a traditional trademark on many of the country’s national symbols such as banknotes, coins and official logos, including the official emblem of the Abu Dhabi Government, which confirms the status of this bird in the country’s culture and history. With respect to the people of the Emirates and for their country's heritage; falconry has not only survived the process of modernization which the country has undergone, but has prospered. In closing I would like to share a few words from the founding father of this nation, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who was internationally known for his of falcons. In the following quote he defines what falcons, falconry and nature meant to him during the course of his life. "We have inherited falconry from our ancestors, during a time when our bonds with nature were stronger and less complicated. This is a constant reminder to us of the forces of nature, and of the relationship between all living creatures that share life on this earth and depend on nature. Our goal is shared: a balanced and sustainable use of our natural resources, in order to leave the earth as we have inherited it or in a better shape than that.”

The price of a falcon in the UAE ranges from AED4000-AED5000 for a peregrine and up to AED100, 000 for a top-quality gyrfalcon.


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BLACK SEA ODYSSEY

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By Marianne Makdisi

f you’re looking for a cruise and you’re interested in history, the Black Sea is a treasure chest of cultural sights and beautiful scenery. Offering many of the attractions you’d expect on a Mediterranean cruise, but without the crowds, the Black Sea is an inland sea in Eastern Europe, surrounded by Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania. The region has been inhabited for more than 3,000 years by the Greeks, Turks, Byzantines and Persians, and a cruise – anytime from mid-April to mid-October – takes you on a journey to lands known for their history, colourful culture, distinct terrains and longheld traditions.

Both ancient and modern history feature highly on the itinerary, from the mythical voyage of Jason and the Argonauts in search of the Golden Fleece to the 1945 Yalta conference in modern-day Ukraine, where Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin set out Europe’s post-war future.

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Alphabet tower view from sea in Batumi, Georgia. Georgian letters are embossed on 130 meter high tower to highlight the uniqueness of Georgian alphabet.


my world The next stop includes a tour of Amasya on the Iris River, where you can see the tombs of ancient kings cut into the cliffs above the town. Foods to enjoy include Turkish mezes, grilled meats and traditional flat bread. A highlight of the Black Sea’s southern shore is the dramatic monastery of Sumela, balanced 1,000 feet up an almost sheer cliff face. Built in honour of the Virgin Mary, the setting is one of the most beautiful places in the world, but terrifying if you suffer from vertigo as it is only accessible via an uneven, slippery path with no handrail. The boat then sails on to the republic of Georgia and the charming coastal town of Batumi, where modern innovative buildings are springing up amid the fine architecture and boulevards of the prosperous 19th century. If you are lucky, local musicians and dancers in traditional costumes will greet you with a unique and culturally rich performance. The next port of call is Sochi in Russia, framed by the Caucasus Mountains and famous for its marvellous climate and health spas. (Also the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics, snow permitting!) A trip to Yalta in the Ukraine includes the Livadia Palace, summer residence of the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II, and scene of the 1945 Conference between the ‘Big Three’ powers - the Soviet Union, the US and the UK. Also in Yalta is the playwright Anton Chekov's house, where you can sit in the garden he planted and walk round the rooms where he wrote some of his greatest work. Other stops include the Ukrainian port of Sevastopol, known as the City of Heroes. From here, you can visit the Valley of Death, scene of the fatal charge of the Light Brigade and the Battle of Balaclava during the 1854-56 Crimean War. The horrors of this war come vividly to life in the painted murals and scenery in the Panorama Museum near Sevastopol. Also in the Ukraine is the stately Odessa, founded by Catherine the Great in 1794 and home to a richly gilded theatre where Tchaikovsky once performed. The ship returns to Istanbul via Nessebur in Bulgaria, leaving you with magical memories of all the sights and contrasts of the Black Sea region. Souvenirs to bring home include hand-painted wooden Russian dolls with smaller and smaller nested dolls inside, local textiles, lacquer boxes and woodcarvings. And be sure to taste some of the region’s hazelnuts, figs and citrus fruits, on sale at the local markets.

A cruise round the Black Sea starts in Istanbul. This ancient city was originally founded in the 7th century BC, then in 324 the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great selected it as the capital of the Byzantine Empire and it was named Constantinople. Holding a strategic position between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, it was one of the most frequently besieged cities in the world. In 1930, its name was officially changed to Istanbul and today it is a thriving Turkish metropolis.

Noble Caledonia (www.noble-caledonia.co.uk) runs Black Sea cruises on the Island Sky for 114 passengers with lectures on board and land tours included.

The famous Blue Mosque with its six minarets and Aya Sophia (first a church, then a mosque, now a museum) with its four minarets are highlights not to miss. And, of course, you can spend hours in the Grand Bazaar, the world’s biggest market, admiring the jewels, rugs and handicrafts on display and exercising your bartering skills. After sailing through the Bosphorus, the busy strait that forms part of the boundary between Europe and Asia, and pretty at night with its illuminated bridges, you enter the Black Sea and spend the next three days cruising along the north Turkish coast. An overland excursion takes you to Amasra, a beautiful city with a Byzantine citadel, local markets and Turkish tea and coffee to savour. Lastochkino Gnezdo - landmark of Yalta, Ukraine The Source

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recipes

LEBANESE DELIGHT NIGHT

Chef Diaa Yusef

Kebbe Meshwieh: INGREDIENTS: Beef meat 1 kg | Green mint 0.5 punch |Fresh Basil 0.5 punch | Cracked wheat 1 kg | Onion 4 pieces | Red chili 3 spoon | Ghee 1 cup | Mince meat .5 kg METHOD: •

Put the meat in the blender until it becomes like a paste, add mint and basil leaves.

Wash the Cracked wheat and add chopped onion and chilli

Mix the meat with Cracked wheat and put it in the fridge.

For the stuffing: sauté the onion using the ghee , add minced lamb with cumin and chilli powder , form the meat and wheat mix into circles , close the circles on each other adding the onion and minced meat stuffing.

Cook the Kebbeh on charcoal.

The Source Foodies are back at the Al Ain Rotana to indulge in the delights of authentic Arabic cuisine. Join us at Zest every Saturday night from 6.30 pm 10.30 pm for Leanese Night and learn the true meaning of MarHaba! AED 139*/person inclusive of Arrack

Hommous

Tabouleh

INGREDIENTS:

INGREDIENTS:

Boiled Chick peas 100 g | Tahina sauce 100g |Lemon Juice from 1 lemon | Salt

Chopped parsley 100 | Chopped tomato 50 | Juice of half a lemon

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Salt to taste | Cracked wheat 20 | Chopped onion 30 | Olive oil 20 ml METHOD: Mix all ingredients well and serve.


time out

movie review ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH

Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.

book

review Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple, is an irresistible comic novel about a missing woman whose daughter is trying to track her down by searching her correspondence. Semple pokes fun at just about every modern-day absurdity (Seattle takes it especially hard). Even more impressive is how the book slyly transcends its exquisite punch lines to reveal the complex, wounded heart beneath.

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Sourceling Hi! My name is Yousaf Irfan and I am 12 years old. I am a grade -6 student at Indian School-Al Ain. I am a fun loving boy and this is why my family and friends love me a lot. I am a big football fan and my favorite teams are real Madrid and Barcelona. My favorite football player is Leo Messi. I would love to be a professional footballer one day. I love hanging out at malls and watching cartoons on cartoon network and MBC3. I am very studious too. Maths, English, Science and Social Studies are my favorite subjects. On weekends you can find me in malls, parks and in front of my tv screen watching cartoons!

Book Review Life, Death and Detention, is a collection of short stories. These tales still hit hot spots for today’s teenagers. Originally popular as in-classroom material for y ear seven and eight students, I believe young adults of all ages will find these stories topical. What happens when a bully pushes you too far? Are all heroes altruistic or is that act of kindness just a self-talking excuse to do what you want? Charisma only ever goes skin deep, while grief slices through to the bone. Even the question of whether supernatural beings exist (and in what form) is explored.

‫لالزرمافةحةالبيضاءعن كتاب‬

‫تحيك القصة عن العالقة القوية التي توطدت بني "مارتني" والزرافة‬ ‫ يف رواية غنية بروائح وأصوات إفريقيا وسحرها‬،‫البيضاء النادرة‬ ،‫ كانت "مارتني" قد بلغت إحدى عرشة سنة حني فقدت أبويها‬.‫املذهل‬ ،"‫ وطنها الجديد أصبح "ساوبونا‬..‫وأُرسلت لتعيش يف إفريقيا مع جدتها‬ .‫ تكرث فيها األرسار واأللغاز‬،‫وهي محمية صيد‬ ‫ جالل حسني الخليل‬:‫ لورين سانت جون | ترجمة‬:‫نص‬

Parents if you have a special youngster who you think would be great for our Sourceling of the Week, send a photo and a bio of no more than 100 words to sourcelings@thesourceuae.com.

‫ طالب يف الصف السادس‬.‫ عاما‬12 ‫ وأبلغ من العمر‬،‫مرحبا! اسمي يوسف عرفان‬ ‫ ولهذا‬،‫ أنا بطبعي مرح ومحب لآلخرين‬.‫األسايس يف املدرسة الهندية يف العني‬ ‫ كام وأنني من أشد املتابعني لرياضة كرة‬.‫يحبني جميع أفراد عائلتي وأصدقايئ‬ ‫ العبي املفضل لكرة‬."‫ "ريال مدريد" و"برشلونة‬:‫ وفريقاي املفضالن هام‬،‫القدم‬ .‫ أود أن أصبح العبا محرتفا لكرة القدم يف يوم من األيام‬."‫القدم هو "ليونيل مييس‬ ‫أحب التنزه يف األسواق التجارية ومشاهدة أفالم الكرتون عىل قنايت "كارتون‬ ‫ مواضيعي املفضلة هي الرياضيات‬،‫ وأنا مولع بالدراسة أيضا‬."MBC3"‫نيتورك" و‬ ‫ تجدونني‬،‫ يف عطلة نهاية األسبوع‬.‫ والعلوم االجتامعية‬،‫واللغة اإلنجليزية والعلوم‬ !‫ أو أمام شاشة التلفاز أشاهد ��لربامج الكرتونية‬،‫ والحدائق‬،‫يف املراكز التجارية‬ ‫ للعدد القادم‬The Source ‫األهل الكرام الذين يرغبون برتشيح طفلهم لعمود طفل‬ ‫ كلمة فقط إىل الربيد االلكرتوين‬100 ‫إرسال صورة وسرية ذاتية من‬ sourcelings@thesourceuae.com

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‫ كيف يصبح الحليب لبنا؟‬.1 ‫ كم عظمة يف جسم سمكة‬.2 ‫القرش؟‬ ‫ ما اسم الجزء من الهيكل‬.3 ‫العظمي الذي يحمي الدماغ؟‬ ‫ وال‬2- ‫ بتخمر بكترييا الحليب‬1- :‫اإلجابات‬ ‫ الجمجمة‬3- ،‫عظمة‬

1. True or false? Yogurt is produced by bacterial fermentation of milk

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‫‪Good deeds‬‬

‫األصدقاء األربعة‬

‫أب كريم يعطف عليه ويرعاه‪ ،‬وملا مات‪ ،‬أصبح مروان يعاين من اليتم والفقر والحرمان‪.‬‬ ‫كان ملروان ٌ‬ ‫ولكنه مل ييأس‪ ،‬بل قرر أن يعمل ليكسب قوت يومه‪ .‬ويف طريقه أبرص حامرا ً نحيالً‪ .‬فقال له مروان‪:‬‬ ‫ما بك أيها الحامر الحزين؟ فأجابه الحامر‪ :‬لقد أصبحت مسناً ال أقدر عىل العمل‪ ،‬وصاحبي ال‬ ‫يقدم يل ما يكفي من الطعام‪ .‬فأشفق مروان عليه‪ ،‬وقال‪ :‬هلم بنا إىل الغابة‪ ،‬لعلنا نجد هنالك‬ ‫عشبا أخرض تتغذى منه‪ .‬وانطلقا معاً إىل الغابة‪ ،‬وبينام كان مروان يحث الحامر عىل السري‪ ،‬سمع‬ ‫صوت نباح ضعيف‪ ،‬فالتفت‪ ،‬فوجد كلباً يلهث قرب شجرة يابسة‪ .‬سأله مروان‪ :‬ما بك أيها الكلب؟‬ ‫فأجابه الكلب‪ :‬لقد منعني صاحبي من الطعام‪ ،‬ألنني غدوت عجوزا ً‪ ،‬ال أقوى عىل حراسة البيت‬ ‫والغنم‪ .‬فقال مروان‪ :‬ال تحزن أيها الكلب العجوز‪ .‬تعال معنا‪ ،‬لعيل أجد لك شيئاً تأكله‪ .‬وتابع‬ ‫الجميع طريقهم نحو الغابة‪.‬‬ ‫ثم سمع مروان صوت ٍ‬ ‫قط ميوء‪ ،‬فسأله عن حاله‪ ،‬فأجابه القط‪ :‬كنت أعيش يف منزل‪ ،‬أصيد الفرئان‬ ‫والحرشات‪ ،‬فطردين أصحابه ملا رأوا كربي وعجزي‪ ،‬فقال مروان‪ :‬ال تحزن أيها القط‪ .‬تعال معنا‪ ،‬لعيل‬ ‫أجد لك شيئاً تأكله يف الغابة‪ .‬وملا وصل الجميع إىل الغابة‪ ،‬ناموا متعبني‪ ،‬إال أن الكلب استيقظ عىل‬ ‫صوت صادر من الغابة‪ ،‬فقفز إىل رفاقه يوقظهم‪ ،‬وحني استيقظ الجميع‪ ،‬صعد القط شجرة عالية‪،‬‬ ‫فرأى منزالً يشع منه النور‪ ،‬وتنبعث األصوات منه‪ ،‬فساروا إليه‪.‬‬ ‫وثب الكلب عىل ظهر الحامر ورأى من النافذة جامعة من األرشار يقتسمون أكواماً من الذهب‪،‬‬ ‫تعود للرجل العجوزصاحب املنزل‪ ،‬فأخذ الحامر ينهق‪ ،‬والكلب ينبح‪ ،‬والقط ميوء‪ ،‬ومروان يصيح‪،‬‬ ‫فام كان من األرشار إال أن تركوا الذهب‪ ،‬وهربوا خائفني‪.‬‬ ‫وهكذا دخل الجميع املنزل ليطمئنوا عىل الرجل العجوز‪ ،‬ففرح بهم وشكرهم واقتسم وإياهم‬ ‫منزله وذهبه‪ .‬فعاشوا جميعاً برفقته هانئني مرسورين‪.‬‬

‫‪Once there was a small boy named Sultan. He belonged‬‬ ‫‪to a poor family. His grandma would teach him a good‬‬ ‫‪lesson every day before bedtime. One day she told him‬‬ ‫‪that a good deed seed sown reaps good. Sultan didn’t‬‬ ‫‪understand the meaning of the lesson and went to bed.‬‬ ‫‪The next morning, while walking through the forest, he‬‬ ‫‪saw an old man who was very hungry. Sultan wanted to‬‬ ‫‪give him some food, but he did not have food for himself.‬‬ ‫‪So he continued on his way. On his way he saw a deer‬‬ ‫‪who was very thirsty. He wanted to give him some water,‬‬ ‫‪but he did not have water for himself. So he continued‬‬ ‫‪on his way. Then he saw a man who wanted to make a‬‬ ‫‪camp but he did not have wood. Sultan asked him what‬‬ ‫‪the problem was and gave him some wood. In return, he‬‬ ‫‪gave him some food and water. Now he went back to the‬‬ ‫‪old man and gave him some food and gave some water‬‬ ‫‪to the deer. The old man and the deer were very happy.‬‬ ‫‪Sultan then happily went on his way.‬‬ ‫‪However, one day Sultan fell down the hill. He was in‬‬ ‫‪pain but he couldn’t move and no one was there to help‬‬ ‫‪him. But the old man whom he had helped before saw‬‬ ‫‪him and quickly came to pull him up the hill. He had‬‬ ‫‪many wounds on his legs. The deer whom Sultan had‬‬ ‫‪given water to saw his wounds and quickly went to the‬‬ ‫‪forest and brought some herbs. Sultan then realized what‬‬ ‫! ‪his grandma actually wanted to say‬‬

‫!‪Colour me‬‬

‫ل ّون هنا!‬

‫‪Did‬‬ ‫‪you‬‬ ‫?‪know‬‬

‫‪Mercury is the only metal to exist in liquid‬‬ ‫‪form at room temperature.‬‬

‫هل تعلم أن الزئبق هو املعدن الوحيد الذي يتواجد‬ ‫بالحالة السائلة عند درجة حرارة الغرفة؟‬

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‫‪The Source‬‬


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