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Issue 69 | March 20 - April 3, 2014

Happy Mother's Day Mohammed Al Maamari: A man with Vision ROAD RAGE Drive yourself insane WWW Wicked World Web Holland Stop and smell the flowers Experience the lava shell massage

Our Mothers, unique blessings and gifts given to us by God

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Contents 8 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

10 NEWS

All the news from around Al Ain

13 FEATURE

Did you know how Mother's Day began?

14 URBAN WOMAN

Read all about the latest massage treatment

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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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CITY REVIEW Pamper your care car at TyrePlus

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ENTERTAINMENT Hollywood & Bollywood gossip

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MY WORLD Holland: Stop and smell the flowers

24 FAMILY

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RECIPES A taste of RedStar

26 FASHION

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TIME OUT

28 CULTURE AND HERITAGE

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SOURCEKIDS

16 STUFF FOR MEN

Green Men; they're not what you think

18 SOCIAL & COMMUNITY FORUM Drive yourself insane

20 HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

Walk your way to fitness

22 AL MAJLIS

Mohammed Al Maamari: A man with Vision

WWW:Wicked World Web

What's in this Spring

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Living like a local

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Director's Note!

MANAGING DIRECTOR Farid Nouisser EDITOR IN CHIEF Mahra Saeed Al Muhairi ENGLISH EDITOR Brenda Chandler EDITORIAL ASSISTANT / WRITER Komal R.Lakhani ARABIC EDITOR Samir Safadi SENIOR TRANSLATOR Haidi Sbahi SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER & PHOTOGRAPHER Sikkandar Sharpudeen DISTRIBUTION MANAGER Joe Mathew ADVERTISING advertising@thesourceuae.com CONTRIBUTORS Dr. Nadia Hussain, Dr. Talal Mohammed Al Darwich, Jeff Skinner, Marianne Makdisi, K.Radhskishan TO CONTACT US +971 3 7668111 faridn@thesourceuae.com www.thesourceuae.com

n the last issue I dedicated my note to International Women’s Day and it just so happens that this issue is perfectly aligned with Mother’s Day. As such, it just wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t honour one of the most important contributing factors to our very existence; our mothers. By now I must be making quite a splash with the women in town but as for all of our male readers, I promise to swing things back around our way again very soon. Now let’s get back to Mom!

If we are still fortunate enough to have a mother, then let’s get it together this Mother’s day and show her how much she really means to us by combining actions with words to make her feel the way she deserves to feel. One of the most unique blessings and gifts given to us by God is a mother and a mother’s love is incomparable to any other that we will ever experience. Those of us who have been gifted with a mother’s love are very capable of taking it for granted, but for the less fortunate souls who lack this essential virtue, an empty core and heart will surely be the result. We live in houses that only become homes with the addition of a mother so on Mother’s Day turn your home into a temple in honour of the lady that gave so much in order to allow you to be the best you can be. I will never be a mother but I have a mother and am twice blessed with the mother of my two boys. I speak from experience when I say that we owe so much to these incredible human beings. I remember gazing at our two boys sleeping peacefully not long ago and saying to my wife, “our love has manifested itself in the form of these boys and we have created two beautiful human beings.” My wife squeezed my hand and said “it is now our job to nourish their bodies and souls with love, affection and wisdom in order to one day look into the eyes of the men that they will become and say with honesty and conviction, you my boys, with your presence, have created two very proud and contented people” To the mothers of Al Ain and beyond; have a very happy and blessed Mother’s Day!

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1. Get ready to play with the dolphins! We are giving away a family pass for the Dubai Dolphinarium. All you have to do is bring out those pencils and crayons and get your kids to draw a Dolphin saying “I love The Source.” The best entry wins! No part of this publication or content, thereof may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form without the permission of The Source Magazine, published by Smart Design Publishing, in writing. The Source Magazine and Smart Design Publishing accept no responsibility, however caused, for errors or omissions contained in this publication. Any articles and/or images included in this publication and/or views and opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the views of The Source Magazine and Smart Design Publishing, and any of its affiliates, but remain solely those of the author(s). Such publications have been included for general reference and the purpose of fair review. Copyright © 2014 by The Source and Smart Design Publishing, and its affiliates. All rights reserved.

2. Are you longing for open beaches but don’t have the time to drive out of Al Ain? We are giving a family pass to Wadi Adventure located at Jabel Hafeet. To win tell us what program the Sharjah Social Services Department is running as mentioned in the Family Section. Send your entries to competition@thesourceuae.com with the subject Dubai Dolphinarium for the 1st contest and Wadi Adventure for the 2nd.


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“What’s happening is attrition,’ said Clowns of America International President Glen Kohlberger, who added that membership at the Florida-based organization has plummeted since 2006. ‘The older clowns are passing away.’ He said he wouldn’t release specific numbers, citing the privacy of the members. “Membership at the World Clown Association, the country’s largest trade group for clowns, has dropped from about 3,500 to 2,500 since 2004. ‘The challenge is getting younger people involved in clowning,’ said Association President Deanna (Dee Dee) Hartmier, who said most of her members are over 40.”

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ASK THE DR. Q: "Doc I had surgery for hemorrhoids, but I am still experiencing pain. Along with that there is itching and bleeding. Please suggest a solution for this problem - Shoaib Shahid" A: Dear Shoaib, First of all, discuss this with your surgeon, because it's important for them to reevaluate you if the treatment didn't work. If the reason for your pain, itching, and burning is still hemorrhoids, then the next treatment can be planned. If you don't trust your surgeon, then find one you do trust and get a second opinion. Some other possible causes of anal pain, burning, and itching are proctalgia fugax, anal fissure, anorectal fistula, anal cancer, Crohns disease, colitis, rectal ulcers, sexually transmitted infection, and pruritis ani. The treatments for these vary. The important thing is to work with you doctor to confirm the cause, and not just guess at a treatment. The doctor is always on call at The Source and asking the right questions can lead to better health. Dr. Gabriel comes to us from Oasis Hospital, where he practices family medicine. Simply send your questions to

askthedoctor@thesourceuae. com and see them answered and published in the magazine.

KAM ASSA’A AL AAN? Which means What Time Is It Now? When you forget to put on a watch or don’t have your phone on hand just ask Kam assa’a al aan?

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Hilton Al Ain shares coffee with Al Ain Zoo Al Ain Zoo today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Hilton Al Ain hotel, which details that the Hotel will donate a share of its coffee shop profits to Al Ain Zoo for the coming months to support conservation efforts. To mark the occasion, a ceremony took place at Al Ain Zoo in the presence of H.E. Ghanim Mubarak Al Hajeri, Director General of the Zoo & Aquarium Public Institution in Al Ain; Mr. Jacques Claudel, Hilton Al Ain General Manager; as well as directors and department heads from the organisations. The initiative is in line with the joint objectives of both Al Ain Zoo and the Hilton Al Ain in the area of conservation and the environment. The collaboration also supports tourism in the area, with Al Ain Zoo being one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United Arab Emirates. H.E. Ghanim Mubarak Al Hajeri commented: “This collaboration between Al Ain Zoo and the Al Ain Hilton Hotel helps us to educate the community about the role of the Zoo and its commitment as a leader in conservation. Our programme focuses on animal management, wildlife sustainability

and protection of endangered species, and also introduces a strong incentive to support concerted community efforts in the UAE. Al Ain Zoo has evolved into a key player in wildlife conservation, as well as a muchadmired visitor destination, contributing to Abu Dhabi Vision 2030.” As part of the Hilton Al Ain’s ongoing sustainability initiatives, staff at the Hotel’s newly renovated Palm Court Café proposed the idea of a special fundraising campaign for their Al Ain neighbour following the refurbishment of Palm Court Café. Jacques

NRC Signs Knowledge Exchange

The National Rehabilitation Center (NRC) recently announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the American National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in Washington D.C. The signing took place during a recent visit by a delegation from NRC to the US where it met with NIDA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The agreement will see NRC and NIDA collaborate to exchange knowledge in four areas including raising awareness for addiction prevention in schools and within the family and larger community, monitoring the risk of addiction in the community, scientific research and specialized studies on addiction, in addition to fellowship programs and scholarships in the field of addiction. During the visit, H.E. Dr. Hamad Al Ghaferi, Director General of NRC, showcased NRC’s achievements and its leading role in reducing the impact of addiction on society through its prevention and treatment programs. NIDA and SAMHSA shared their expertise in combatting addiction through prevention, research, in addition to surveillance and monitoring. Both entities provided evidence of the effectiveness of their methodologies by showcasing their positive outcomes, with NRC discussing the applicability of these methodologies and prospects of adapting them for the UAE. 10

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Claudel, General Manager of the Hotel further explained: “Staff at Hilton Al Ain have a strong sense of commitment and involvement within the local community, having previously partnered with Zayed Higher Organisation during the Al Ain 8th International Athletics Meeting 2014 and Make a Wish foundation. I am delighted we have now joined forces with our high profile neighbors in Al Ain to raise much-needed funds from each cup of coffee sold in our latest hotel café. We urge everyone to drop in for a coffee and help support this terrific, worthwhile cause.”


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Al Ain Rotana’s fourth Walkathon Time to wage a endurance WAR for Children with Cancer

On Saturday, April 5th, Wadi Adventure will be hosting the 6th edition of the hugely successful “WADI ADVENTURE RACE” series – a grueling 10km obstacle course, sending participants running, crawling, carrying, swimming, swinging and climbing their way to the finish line.

Al Ain Rotana, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Theyab Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, in collaboration with the UAE Red Crescent, Al Ain Rotana hosted the fourth Walkathon for Children with Cancer.

The walk started at 9:00am from Al Ain Rotana hotel and around the Jahili park block for around 30 minutes. Afterwards the hotel announced the amount that was collected up to that time which was AED 131611 and the donations process is still ongoing and the amount now exceeds AED 250000. Mr. Ayman Gharib, the General Manager of Al Ain Rotana said, “We started sponsoring such charitable activities some years ago, for we believe that as an established organization in the Emirates, we have a responsibility to help the community. We are not only a business but also have a social responsibility to serve the people of our community. We hope to keep the success with the support of his Highness Sheikh Theyab Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyaan

and the companies that supports us, we succeeded to raise an amount higher than we did the last years as we have new major sponsors this year such as TMKN, Al Ain Distribution company, Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Noor Hospital, Tawam Hospital and Al Jimi Mall.” “Nothing is more fulfilling than seeing smiles on the faces of these little angels,” Mr. Gharib concluded.

Al Ain Zoo Welcomes New Collection of Flamingo Birds

As part of its major enhancements and expansion projects, Al Ain Zoo welcomed a new collection of flamingo birds to the exhibits surrounding the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre. Embedded within the UAE World Desert, the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre will feature educational exhibits that celebrate the wildlife and traditions of the desert, as well as the conservation-related vision of the late H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The new addition of flamingoes, obtained from a private institution in Dubai, falls in line with Al Ain Zoo’s commitment to provide visitors with entertaining, interactive, and educational activities. H.E. Ghanim Mubarak Al Hajeri, Director General of the Zoo & Aquarium Public Institution in Al Ain, commented: “Al 12

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Ain Zoo is working in collaboration with institutions within the UAE to bring in a unique collection of animals and birds. This is part of the zoo’s expansion project for the exhibits surrounding the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre. Given the importance of the centre to showcase the UAE’s culture and heritage, and in spite of the availability of flamingo birds across the UAE, Al Ain Zoo always seeks to strengthen its cooperation with local institutions to ensure the right partnerships for a successful approach to wildlife conservation.” Flamingoes in the UAE are categorised by the pink color that they obtain from carotenoid pigments in their food, such as shrimps, planktons, algae and crustaceans. These unique birds are also known for their large size, long legs and using only one leg when relaxing or sleeping.

The “Wadi Adventure Race” (WAR) series began in November 2012 with 75 participants and a handful of spectators. Each subsequent event has seen a massive growth in interest and popularity from runners, spectators and sponsors alike. WAR 5 saw 550 runners, and WAR 6 is set to be the biggest event to date. This is a great opportunity for the fitness community to come together for a day of excitement, fun and a test of true athletic ability! Go ahead win a WAR!

Earth Hour returns on March 29 at 8.30pm Global environmental movement calls on UAE residents to Get Enlightened and Make the Switch to energy efficient lighting. Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF is calling on UAE residents and organisations to unite in positive action for our planet this Earth Hour. Alongside the traditional call to turn off the lights for one hour at 8.30pm on March 29, UAE residents are being urged to join this global environmental movement by switching to energy efficient lighting. Ida Tillisch, Director General of EWS-WWF said: “By getting enlightened on the topic and making the switch to energy efficient lighting it has been conservatively calculated by the Ecological Footprint Initiative, that the UAE can collectively reduce its carbon emissions by 940,000 tonnes. This is the equivalent of removing 165,000 cars from the roads every single year.

HOW TO JOIN EARTH HOUR 2014

FROM TODAY: Get enlightened about energy efficient lighting with EWS-WWF’s card kit to explain more about how and why to make the switch. Log on to www.uae.panda.org/earthhour for details. Tell all your family and friends about it. Make the switch to energy efficient lighting!

ON THE DAY (MARCH 29): Don’t forget to switch off lights at 8.30pm – 9.30 pm and continue to keep unnecessary lights switched off even beyond that.


The Origin Of

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Mother’s Day March 21st marks the day of honouring mother’s here in the UAE and although it is not celebrated on the same day everywhere in the world, the tradition is observed by more than 40 countries worldwide.

We all have mothers but I am sure that very few of us are familiar with the history of this particular celebration. Mother’s Day can be traced as far back as ancient Greece, where in honour of Rhea, the mother of the Gods, offerings of honey cakes, drinks and flowers were made at dawn. The Romans had Magna Mater (great mother) who was also the mother of all Gods and the Festival of Hilaria was celebrated in her honour each year in March. A temple was built for her and gifts were brought at this time. “Mothering Sunday” was celebrated in England during the 1600’s on the fourth Sunday of Lent to pay tribute to the mothers of England. Many of the poor who worked as servants far away from their homes were given a holiday on this day to return to their mothers to celebrate. Modern Mother’s day began in the United States with Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), a pacifist and writer from Boston that first suggested a Mother’s Day in 1872, designed as a day to observe peace. Distraught by the ongoing Franco-Prussian war in Europe so soon after the American Civil War, she labored towards the creation of a “Mother’s Day for Peace” on June 2nd. With the lack of support from men, she appealed to war mothers who knew better than most about the waste of human life during these times of war. Her lobbying attempts to ground a Mother’s day did not succeed, but Julia did manage to establish the American branch of the Women’s International Peace Association that went on to observe a day dedicated to peace. Although her version of Mothers' Day never really caught on, Howe went on to head the American branch of the Women's International Peace Association, which observed a day dedicated to peace.

Julia Ward Howe Mother’s Day as we know it today officially began in the 1900’s thanks to Anna Jarvis who with the financial backing of a Philadelphia department store owner, John Wanamaker, organized the first Mother’s Day celebration at a Methodist church in Grafton West Virginia in May of 1908. Following the success of this first celebration, Anna continued her push towards establishing a national holiday and by 1912 many States, towns and churches had adopted the idea. She finally hit the jack-pot when in 1914; President Woodrow Wilson rewarded her persistence by declaring the second Sunday in May Mother’s Day; an official national holiday. I should mention that there is a huge irony here; Anna Jarvis who was in fact the mother of Mother’s Day was never a mother herself and furthermore, in spite of her great success, she spent most of her remaining life denouncing the day that she so laboriously created. Anna’s vision of Mother’s Day was a day of humble celebration between mothers and families but it was not long after its conception that florists, card companies and various other merchants capitalized on the popularity of the celebration. In fact, by 1920 Anna had become so

Anna’s vision of Mother’s Day was a day of humble celebration between mothers and families but it was not long after its conception that florists, card companies and various other merchants capitalized on the popularity of the celebration. Mother's Day Founder Anna M. Jarvis

disgusted with the commercialization of the holiday that she denounced its existence and began campaigning for the removal of Mother’s Day from the American calendar. She launched several law suits against organizations that used the name “Mother’s Day” and at the time of her death in 1948, had exhausted most of her wealth in attempts to abolish what she so painstakingly created. The Source

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Lava Shell Massage By K.G. Ingrid

and soothing. Before the massage, your body is covered and exfoliated with essential oils to remove the dead skin cells. Then more warm essential oils are gently poured on each section of your body, followed by a deep tissue massage with the hot, smooth shells. I felt the stress immediately lift from my body. The sea shells are made of calcium carbonate. This is the same substance that strengthens our bones and teeth. When the seashells are heated, it creates a chemical reaction that releases calcium ions directly onto the skin during the massage process. A teabag-like sachet is placed inside each shell. This is the “LavaGel” (a mixture including algae and sea kelp) which, when combined with salt water, generates enough heat for an hour-long massage. After Ketut had massaged my back, legs, arms, abdomen, neck, face, and head, she asked if I would like a stretch. She got on the massage table and performed some sort of chiropractic contortion move, and with her legs around my torso proceeded to crack my back in a most relieving and rejuvenating manner – it felt heavenly! It was incredible and I suddenly felt so light! Lava Shell Massage relieves tired muscles and improves circulation so you feel and function better. Shell Massage is also famous for accelerating the skin regeneration process and improving the skin`s appearance and texture.

What a wonderful finish to a great weekend! Today I went to Tips and Toes and received the best massage I have ever had. I was treated to a Lava Shell Massage, which is a new treatment offered at this amazing Al Ain Salon. The Lava Shell Massage therapy was created by Dan Young, a career inventor with more than 55 patents to his credit. Young conceived the idea of using these tiger-striped clamshells when his 9 year old daughter received some in a gift basket. He had watched islanders in the Philippines throw them away after scooping out the meat. “They are the right size to fit comfortably in the therapist’s hands and they polish down to a perfectly smooth surface, which is ideal for working on the skin. They are extremely durable and beautiful and since they are nonporous, they are also easy to clean and sanitize,” Young explained. To create the source of heat, Young combined natural minerals, black lava, algae and dried sea kelp, to produce the

patented, self-heating Lava Gel. When this mixture is combined with a salt-water solution, the result is controlled heat. I was escorted into a dimly lit room by my wonderful Tips and Toes’ massage therapist Ketut. The atmosphere was very comfortable

After this invigorating treatment, with my cup of green tea in hand, I was also treated to a mani/pedi. In my almost three-year stint in Al Ain, Tips and Toes is by far the best I have had. The work is consistent, efficient, long lasting and extreme attention is given to fine detail. I am still feeling the positive effects of my Lava Shell Massage, as I write this article and cannot wait to return to Tips and Toes for my next one. I would highly recommend that you book your appointment with Tips and Toes for your Lava Massage A.S.A.P.!


stuff for men

Jeff Skinner

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n the UAE, I have been inspired by men who bring life and creativity. These men can take a few plants, a corner of space, and create a place of colored peace. I’m even more envious of those who adorn their kitchen windows with the dainty pots growing herbs and vegetables. They are my heroes in this organic age and unlike them with the simple touch of my finger, I have the power to kill.

overrunning colors. I’ve got a neighbor who has taken his minimal back porch space and created a reading area with palms and a few other planted trees. Small spaces become lounges and sidewalks look like a café. Sometimes, it’s like these people have stumbled upon a whole new room they didn’t know they had. I asked one friend where he gets his ideas from. He handed me a “backyard” magazine with pictures.

Many of us live in a community of beige concrete villas. I love our “Garden City,” and want to capture its color and put it around my house. I want to walk out my back door and see a sacred little shrub waiting for me. Lately, I am really stretching my botanist skills. How about you? Could your space use a little color these days?

GOOD FOR GROWTH Veggies: Looking to go organic? Squash and Gourds are great for our desert heat. A little sand and compost will get these odd shapes growing in no time. Once you get started, figure out how to bake, fry, sauté, and soufflé these veggies for a great meal. Low Maintenance Indoor: This is for me. Check out an Aloe plant or an Areca Palm. Both can take the sunlight and the heat. Either plant likes dry soil so people like me can forget to water them as often as I need to.

CREATIVE CORNERS Parking spaces have been transformed into a jungle of hanging vines, potted trees, and

Low Maintenance Outdoor: An Oleander plant looks great outdoors. One warning I received was; the leaves can be toxic if

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ingested by kids or animals. The Frangipani (Plumeria) is also a great looking tree and is currently popular with several of my neighbors. START SIMPLE Failing is a prerequisite for success. Start with just one plant and see what you can do with it before branching out to something different. I’ve got one plant I believe is a vine of some kind. I have left it alone to do its thing and it has spread and become a good watering chore for the kids. Check out a few nurseries in town including The Garden Center next to Al Ain Mall, or within the camel market behind Bawadi Mall. Plants bring oxygen. Leaves bring color. Not only are plants great for your environment, they can also dress up the dead space in and around your home. Green Men, you have inspired me. Let’s get out there and grow something good.


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very morning I drive my two boys and 4 other young ladies to school in what we refer to as the fun bus, and although the atmosphere inside our vehicle is more often than not fun, I can assure you that the scenario out on the crowded morning roads is often a hazard to us all. Just a few weeks ago after dropping the kids 18

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off at school, I witnessed two grown men engage in a classic display of “road rage”. It escalated to a full blown punching match and left the entire surrounding throng of motorists and pedestrians shaking their heads in disgust and disbelief.

one of the leading causes of traffic deaths and is unfortunately all too common on today’s busy roads. To better understand this condition it is important to examine the science as well as some of the statistics associated with road rage.

Although this particular scene is not one that we have all played an active role in – and thank God for that – I think it’s safe to say that we have all been guilty of raging in one way or another while behind the wheel of a car. Road rage has become

If you do a lot of driving on the UAE roads you will have noticed an unbelievably high rate of aggressive driving and although the following stats are taken from the United States, they can most certainly be applied here with interest!


social & Community forum ROAD RAGE KILLS

6,800,000

• The number of car crashes that occur annually in the U.S. More than half • Fatal car crashes are the result of aggressive driving. • The worst offenders are males 19 and younger. Most common provoking behaviors: • Obscene gestures • Cell phone use • Tailgating • Excessive horn use • Headlight flashing ROAD RAGE IS ON THE RISE

51% 83% The increase in road rage incidents since 1990

Percentage of commercial drivers who will most likely be involved in a road rage incident

ROAD RAGE IS PSYCHOLOGICAL Let’s examine the physical changes in our bodies when we become enraged: •

Your heart beats faster, pumping oxygen, adrenaline and sugar into your bloodstream.

Your breathing quickens.

Your blood pressure rises.

Your muscles tense. Testosterone levels increase.

The left part of the brain is stimulated.

Being prone to outbursts of explosive anger can actually be considered a disorder in some cases.

It's Emotional • Your body isn't just affected physically. When you become angry, your emotions flare and wreak equal havoc on your actions.

Feeling like you've been personally offended or slighted has a big impact on your psyche.

Generosity is easier to forget, but offensive actions stick in the brain. This leads to dwelling, which only escalates anger. People are more likely to exaggerate feelings of hurt than feelings of happiness.

Stress is a main component in road rage. • There is a reason why a majority of road rage incidents occur during rush hour. The more stress a driver is under, the more emotionally distraught they are and the more likely they are to succumb to aggressive driving. Stress heightens our potential for aggression and causes a "fight or flight" response that can lead to hostile spontaneity.

IT'S AVOIDABLE •

Though many people have a naturally short fuse and are prone to bouts of rage easily, there are things that a driver can keep in mind to keep from driving aggressively.

Avoiding aggression while driving •

Play relaxing music or perhaps even a comedy CD. Anything to lighten the mood inside of your vehicle.

Try to think of the other cars on the road as other humans, not other machines. Act as though you were walking in a crowded area; you probably wouldn't give the middle finger to someone who accidentally walked in front of you, especially if they apologized.

If others are riding with you, make light or funny conversation with them.

Remember to breathe and if provoked, count to 20. This will ensure that you consider your reaction before acting on a whim.

Recognize that those around you are also prone to acting impulsively and that their actions or offensive gestures are not personal attacks. The Source

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health & lifestyle Dr. Nadia Hussain

MBBS, MSc Str.M.Bio (UK), PhD (c)

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Dr. Nadia is a physician pursuing her PhD in Physiology from UAE University. She is the Chief Editor for Capsule (UAEU), author of Fragments of my Time (Minwa Press) and an award winning poet.

your way to fitness

You want to start a fitness program, but don’t know how to start? Don’t worry because if you know how to walk, you are well on your way! You just need a good pair of shoes, comfortable clothing and inspiration.

BEFORE YOU WALK GO SLOW – The hardest part of starting any walking program is just walking out your door. Start by walking 5 or 10 minutes and add five minutes every week till you are comfortable and reach a regular, sustainable time. If you overdo it, the chances of quitting the program increase. DRESS CORRECTLY – wear proper shoes and socks. Cotton socks are the best. Wear comfortable loose clothing and remember, you will be warmer as you walk so wear layers accordingly. Don’t walk during the hottest time of the day but if you do walk in bright sunshine, wear sunscreen, sunglasses and something to cover your head and the back of your neck to prevent heat stroke. WARM UP – stretch your muscles or start at a very slow pace, gradually building up speed. This prevents injuries and reduces aches and pains later on. Being too tired or in pain after exercise demotivates you. 20

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WHILE YOU WALK Posture – this is very important to prevent injuries, strengthen your muscles and improve the effectiveness of your exercise. Walk tall, hold your head up, keep your eyes forward and avoid looking at your feet and the ground. Your shoulders should be back and loose. Tighten your abdominal muscles and swing your arms wide and loose. Pace – if you want health benefits, then walk for half an hour a day at a pace that is comfortable. If you want to improve fitness then up to thirty minutes at a fast pace 3-4 times/week is good. You should be breathing hard but not gasping for air. For weight loss, 45-60 minutes a day for five days a week is recommended. Once 30-60 minutes for five days a week becomes comfortable, increase your speed to make your exercise more effective. Water – hydration is very important especially in this climate. Drink plenty of water before, during and after walking. Keep water with you, especially if you know there will be none along the way. Look around – for most people listening to music or chatting on their mobiles are great ways to pass the time while walking. However, be careful of traffic and your surroundings to avoid injury.

AFTER YOU WALK The cool down period of your walk is very important and also prevents injuries. You can end your walk with a slower cool down pace and stretch well afterwards. Make sure to drink plenty of water after your walk. Try altering your route to keep things interesting and for safety reasons, always inform a family member or friend where you might be going and for how long. Walking is a basic movement we use every day but you need discipline to walk enough and enjoy its tremendous health benefits. It is recommended that healthy individuals take at least 10,000 steps a day for exercise. A pedometer can help you track this and so can apps on your mobile. Before you start any exercise program, check with your doctor. This is especially important if you don’t regularly exercise, have a condition such as diabetes, hypertension or are pregnant.


PIRATES SEAFOOD NIGHT Come and enjoy the best seafood night in town every Thursday at the brand new Arabesque restaurant for AED 110* per person including unlimited soft beverages or AED 145* per person inclusive of unlimited selected house beverages. Kids below 6 eat for free, and kids from 6-12 at AED 59* only. Call 03 704 6000 for more information. Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 6% tourism fee.

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


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A man with

Vision By Komal R Lakhani

Mr Al Maamari is a man of many talents. His accomplishments include being a brigadier in the military, founding a medical centre, serving as the Undersecretary for the AL Ain Sports Club, building a school and opening his own hospital. Mohammed Al Maamari, chairman of the Ain Al Khaleej Hospital is our Emirati in focus for this issue. The Al Ain born and raised Mr Al Maamari, a very punctual and serious man combined with an innate sense of humour, took time from his busy schedule to answer some of our questions. 22

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al majlis You are now the proud owner of a hospital, how did that come about? I always wanted to serve my country and its people. I started the Emirates Medical Centre and Pharmacy in Al Ain 35 years ago while I was still in the military. The concept for the Ain Al Khaleej Hospital started in June of ‘96 and we finally had our soft opening in 2012. Al Ain has one of the best hospitals in the UAE. Cases from all over the UAE are sent to Tawam hospital. We want Ain Al Khaleej to keep in line with this and aim to make Ain Al Khaleej a seven star hospital. It is designed with the latest equipment and selected staff capable of handling various cases. He adds that in the future he hopes to have more and more Emiratis choosing to become doctors and serve the people of their country. Doctors know how to treat patients and give them medicine and I know how to deal with doctors and provide them with the necessary equipment and facilities. My focus was not only on medicine but Education as well. I started the Ain Al Khaleej School which now has 1,000 students. On being asked whether he wanted to be a doctor himself he said… “Why not, maybe someday,” he said with a smile. “I always envisioned my son to be a doctor and by the grace of God this dream of mine has been achieved.” His son who is a doctor at the Sheikh Zayed Military Hospital in Abu Dhabi is not the only doctor in his family. Mr Al Maamari adds “There are eight doctors in my family.”

What does the future hold in your vision? “In the future I would love to expand the school and build branches not only in Al Ain but also in Abu Dhabi. Along with that I hope to open more hospitals in Abu Dhabi to serve my people with honour.” One thing I couldn’t help notice was Mr Al Maamari’s phone, which was a model back from 2001, I asked why he has not changed his mobile phone in these changing times, to which he very brilliantly answered: “There is an Arabic saying; ‘those who have no past, have no future.’ I am happy with my phone. Life is simplicity; you should not exaggerate and live beyond your means as this is a recipe for disaster” Interestingly Mr Al Maamari still has a suit from 1969 hanging in his closet. He jokingly added, “I fit the suit but the suit does not fit me anymore.” You have had a very vivid life; what other passions do you have? Al Ain is home and always has been, but I do love to travel. I have travelled to many parts of the world like the UK, the USA and Africa, but my favourite is Cape Town in South Africa. Opening a hospital was a huge challenge and accomplishment; what advice would you give to the younger generation of Emiratis reaching for their goals?

The important thing is jumping in and taking the necessary steps to reach your goals. Taking risks is like being a soldier and I am a soldier. If you are unwilling to take risks then you are best advised to stay at home.

“There is nothing impossible under the sun, everything can be accomplished.” These were very impact full words spoken by Sheikh Zayed, the father of our great nation and I took them to heart! The important thing is jumping in and taking the necessary steps to reach your goals. Taking risks is like being a soldier and I am a soldier. If you are unwilling to take risks then you are best advised to stay at home. For example, if you are too scared of an accident and being stopped by the police you will never be able to drive or get anywhere. Everyone can dream but you need perseverance and execution skills to succeed.” “I grew up during the time of Sheikh Zayed and learned a great deal from his shared wisdom. I remember him saying “work hard to serve your country and its people.” He was a great man and president and we owe him the effort required to be the best we can be!” The Source

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WWW Wicked World Web

The nasty world of cyber predators By K. Radhakishan

In the first of this two part series, we want to inform parents about the increasing number of cyber predators who might be targeting your children. Sexual predators do exist and are a very real threat. They target both boys and girls of all ages and use the anonymity of the internet to their advantage by taking up any form and identity. Many are master manipulators with skills that can cripple any child's sense of awareness. This is known as the grooming process and predators look for children that are more technically savvy than their parents. They look for children that are emotionally vulnerable as a result of personal issues at school or at home. They use these issues to befriend the victim and empathize with them while building a pseudo friendship and trust. If a child indicates frustration with parents or teachers at school, the predator might suggest the child's parents are way too strict or their teacher is being unfair and this plays right into the adolescent mind as they look for people to verify their feelings. With Instant Messaging (IM) and Social Networking profiles being available for public view, predators can easily find information about potential victims since many naive children list personal information with no regard for safety. My own nephew did that, as soon I noticed it, I got him to change his privacy setting. He wanted his cell phone number up on his Facebook for his friends to see not realising anyone and everyone could see it. Simple information like, school, likes 24

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and dislikes can allow predators to target them. Once a predator IMs or Chats with a victim and gains their trust, they often send pornographic pictures via these same IM sessions or e-mail and sometimes gifts through the mail. They might even have a toll free phone number for the victim to call or mail a cell phone so it will not show up on their parent's phone bill. If the victim tries to cut off communication, predators will often convince them that they will tell their parents what they have been doing online and that they have viewed pornographic pictures, and scare the victim into continuing the relationship. To curb such problems, the Sharjah Social Services Department (SSSD) runs a ‘How to Say No programme’ in Arabic throughout schools in Sharjah and Ajman, which teaches children how to protect themselves from abuse; particularly sexual abuse. Ahmed Al Tartoor from the SSSD says “we hope to offer the program in English soon, and are happy to collaborate with any school that’s wants to incorporate it in their curriculum.” The centre also provides a 24 hour Child Help Line at 800700 to help children up to the age of 18 regardless of their nationality. You can also email them at helpme@socialservice.ae We will continue with the second part of the series and point out ways to detect cyber predators and how you can protect your children from them. To share your views, email us at family@thesourceuae.com or start a discussion on our Facebook page.

86% 50% 30% 77% 64% 25% 75% 60% 75% 75%

of children chat online without their parent's knowledge. of teens communicate online with someone they have never met.

of teenage girls are sexually solicited in chat rooms. of children targeted by Internet predators are 14 or older. Another 22% were users aged 10 to 13. of teens do things online that they don't want their parents to know. of children solicited told a parent.

of children are willing to give personal information for goods or services.

of teens have received an e-mail or instant message from a stranger and half have communicated back. of Internet crimes involving sexual solicitations of children are not reported to police or parents.

of the solicited youth were not troubled by the solicitation.

One in 33 youth received an aggressive sexual solicitation in the past year. This means a predator asked a young person to meet somewhere, called a young person on the phone, and/or sent the young person correspondence, money, or gifts through the U.S. Postal Service.

Statistics from http://www.gomcgruff.com


fashion SPRING IS IN, AND HERE ARE OUR PICKS FOR

Spring essentials Coloured Pants, Zara, AED 175

Necklace, Parfois, AED 59 Bracelet, Parfois, AED 49 Jacket, Zara

Earrings, Parfois, AED 49

Button downed shirt, Zara, AED 195

Cropped Top, Zara, AED 145

Ring, Parfois, AED 49

Cropped Jacket, Zara AED 350 Cooler, Parfois, AED 59

Harem Pants, Zara, AED 295 Sheath Skirt, Promod, AED169

Pleated long Skirt, Promod, AED 299

Bag, Parfois, AED 169

Backpack, Zara Men, AED195 Watch, Parfois, AED 159

Wedges, Vincci, AED 99

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Knit Tee, Zara Men, AED295

Strappy Stilettoes, Zara, AED 425

Jacket, Zara Men, 425 Peep toe Shoes, Vincci, AED 179

Flip flops, Vincci, AED 59

Tube Maxi Dress, Promod, AED 299


culture & heritage

Living like a local

Understanding the traditional UAE houses

Architecture in the Gulf is generally shaped by four inter-related factors: geographic location, economic activity, social status of the residents, and tribal affiliation. In addition, geographic location and economic activity are both affected by seasonal climactic concerns. The traditional architecture of the UAE is basically the result of two main factors: the hot and humid climate and people’s social lives and religion. The first architectural elements for construction in the country to combat its hot weather were the traditional wind-towers, called barajils. Houses used these in the early twentieth century for simple air conditioning. Wind-towers have four open sides, each of which is hollowed into a concave v-shape that deflects the wind down, cooling the rooms below. Water thrown on the floor beneath the tower cools the house as the water evaporates. During the colder seasons, the vents can be closed.

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Although there is no longer a need for wind towers; some houses still incorporate them in their design for a stunning cultural effect. The second traditional element for the hot weather is the proximity of buildings, creating narrow alleys between them, called in Arabic Sikkas. These alleys are shaded during the day as a result of the walls of neighboring buildings. Another benefit of these narrows is the creation of wind tunnels further assisting in the cooling process of the habitat. This is personally something I love, especially when you have to run down to nearby grocery stores on hot summer afternoons. Another design element in the UAE’s architecture was inspired by the people’s religion. As a result, the rooms of the houses generally faced the courtyard and high exterior walls surrounded these courtyards. These walls had a few tiny small windows or some ventilation holes high up in the wall to protect the modesty and privacy of the people. In addition to the above elements, the floral patterns are also an Islamic architectural element. It represents nature with the use of symbols such as flowers, leaves, and trees. These can be found in various parts of a building or house. Last but not the least is the water element; it reflects architecture and multiplies the

decorative themes, emphasizing the visual attraction. Water is found in the form of courtyard pools and fountains which cool the area while adding to the beauty of the landscape. If you would like to add to this or want us to cover something unique, write to us at cultureandheritage@thesourceuae.com


MARK THESE EVENTS ON YOUR CALENDAR

diary Pool On March 27 from 8pm. Tickets priced at AED 60 which includes two drinks.

DANAT AL AIN RESORT - MARCH EVENTS Every Tuesday Asian Nights at Arabesque. AED 99 / person, kids from 6-12 AED 49. Flying Pizzas with comedian chef Manolo : From March 26th to 31st at Luce. Farmers Market Brunch: Every Friday afternoon at Arabesque Farmers Market Brunch. AED 99/ person. Kids 6 to 12 years AED 49

EARTH HOUR: Save the Earth by doing something as simple as turning off your lights for an hour. March 29, 8:30 – 9.30 pm. To learn more head to http://uae. panda.org/earth_hour_2014/ SPRING CONSUMER FAIR 2014: The Spring Consumer fair gives each member of the family the chance to find what they need in one place. Taking place at the Al Ain convention center from March 27 – April 21, 10am – 8 pm, Al Khabisi Hall MOTHERS DAY AT AL AIN ROTANA : Brunch at Zest: Book a table for six and your mother gets forCareers free, inclusive of a 1 The brunch Source AD WorkShop.pdf

glass of bubbly. All mothers will be offered a white rose with our compliments. AED 149 per person 21st March, 12:30 to 3:30pm with ZEN THE SPA: Book any treatment for your mother and she will receive a complimentary 30 minute Upgrade. Valid Till March 31st. PACO’S AT HILTON : Paco’s is hosting a Doctors’ and Nurses’ party on March 26 and a Hawaiian Part on March 28, starting at 9 pm. CIRCUS PARTY AT HILTON: Hilton is holding Party at the Garden 3/16/2014 a Circus 5:36:46 Pool PM

Friday Roast and Pint: Friday Roast with side dishes and pint for an amazing AED 49 / person. Kids below 6 eat for free on our kids menu. Ladies Night: Every tuesday from 8.30 pm at LUCE. Dance to the beat of our resident DJ as he plays the latest hits all night long. First fifty ladies receive free house beverages. Pinoy Party Fever: Every Sunday Pinoy party Fever hits the crowd at LUCE. Manila music with DJ Onie. Retro Night: Relive the music and moves of the 70’s every Tuesday from 8.30 pm. Trattoria Night: Enjoy the warmth and flavours of a typical Italian Trattoria, every Wednesday at LUCE. AED 99/ person.

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city review

TyrePlus TyrePlus, represented in Al Ain through Eastern Motors, automotive member of Al Fahim Group, is a one-stop-shop offering a wide variety of all major tyre brands, lubricants, batteries, suspension and braking systems. In 2013, Michelin opened five new branches for TyrePlus in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, one of them being at Eastern Motors, Al Sanayia District in Al Ain. It also offers professional services such as alignment, air conditioning refilling and nitrogen inflation and oil change. TyrePlus provides reputable brands and car services that excel in both technical capabilities and value, like competitive pricing, strong brand & image, convenient location, national network, well trained staff, world standard operation and a comfortable store environment. TyrePlus offers its services in 15 countries and has 1500 branches worldwide. The company already has 50 branches in KSA and 35 branches in other GCC countries. TyrePlus is the first franchise network in the GCC. Fifteen branches are

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already operational throughout the UAE, five of which are located in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. “TyrePlus is a global retail brand and has become the largest car maintenance network in the world. This partnership is an important milestone for Eastern Motors and we are delighted to represent TyrePlus in Al Ain,” commented Mr. Nassim Mourani, General Manager of Eastern Motors. “Our certified service advisers, mechanics and technicians have been professionally

trained to repair and service any car quickly and efficiently.” Built on a foundation of growth, competitiveness and commitment, TyrePlus plans to expand its operation in 3-5 years’ time by opening 100 branches in KSA and 80 in other GCC countries. The TyrePlus network is widely recognized for the quality of its products and services so why not pamper your vehicle and head down to TyrePlus conveniently located at Eastern Motors!


entertainment

Filipino superstars Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and Ogie Alcasid to dazzle in Dubai

Taylor & Selena’s Falling-Out because of Justin Bieber

Regine the highest selling Filipino artist, has performed for over a billion spectators on BBC’s 2000 Today, and is the first Asian singer to perform solo at the Carnegie; Ogie is the veteran singer-songwriter, actor, comedian and judge in Pinoy Idol. The husband and wife are set to perform live on stage on 27th March 2014 at the iconic Emirates Golf Club Dubai.

Taylor Swift, has made no secret of her disdain for 20-year-old Justin Bieber, and now her hate for the singer has damaged her friendship with Selena Gomez. Things between the BFF’s are so bad that they’re “taking a break”, a source reveals to HollywoodLife.com Taylor was planning to end her friendship with Selena if she took Justin back, and now she has. The once supportive pals got into a horrible fight and haven’t spoken since.

JLo Debuts New Music Video The 44-year-old songstress released the video as part of her tenth studio album, Jennifer Lopez shows off her fantastic dance moves in tropical locales, on boats, and alongside sexy, chiseled male models!

Kate Winslet Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame! A ceremony was held to commemorate Kate’s achievements. Guests included the Titanic director James Cameron, and co-star Kathy Bates, according to USA Today. The 38-year-old actress received the 2,520th star to line the famous walk.

SONAKSHI IGNORES KAJOL Ajay Devgan and Sonakshi Sinha who became friends during the shoot of Son of Sardar which was produced by Ajay’s sister-in-law Tanisha Mukherjee have a good working rapport. Sonakshi and Tanisha’s friendship has been very public especially since her appearance on the reality show Big Boss season 7. But what transpired between Sona and Kajol at the recent Lakme Fashion Week is a different story. According to reports, Sona ignored Kajol thrice during the show. Onlookers said that whenever they bumped into each other, each time they pretended not to take notice and move on to meet and greet other guests. A tabloid quoted a source as saying, “Sonakshi ignored both the sisters (Tanisha too) and started chatting with other actresses like Amisha Patel. The first time, they came almost face to face but they just moved away without acknowledging each other. This happened on two more occasions but they did not exchange even a ‘hello’.” The buzz now is that Kajol never liked Sonakshi and there has been some coldness between them for a while.

Virat flies down to Lanka Cricketer Virat Kohli was spotted leaving Mumbai airport, flying back from Sri Lanka where he dropped in to spend some ‘quality time’ with his lady love, Anushka Sharma, shooting for Bombay Velvet! A source says, “He came in for a few days and they would hang out together during her free time. They were also put up at the same hotel but they were a lot more discreet this time around. They made sure that they weren’t clicked together, so not many crew members knew about this. The Source

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my world

Stop and smell the flowers By Marianne Makdisi

If you’ve always wanted to see the Dutch tulip fields in bloom, visit Holland in April or May, when the world’s biggest flower garden opens its doors and treats visitors to a spectacle of colours and perfumes

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ong before neighbouring Dubai’s pre2008 property boom came a n o t h e r economic bubble of an altogether more colourful nature. Back in the mid-17th century, during the Dutch Golden Age, tulips were all the rage. The curvaceous flower became so popular that the craze led to a phenomenon known as ‘Tulip Mania’. Tulip bulbs were sough-after assets and, on several occasions, trade in tulip bulbs would soar, only for the market to crash later. The Root en geel Van Leyden tulip cost 100 guilders at its peak, while the Anvers bulb trumped everything at 510 guilders. By way of comparison: a school teacher in Holland in the 17th century earned 200 guilders a year. As people snapped up the bulbs, they became so outrageously expensive that they were used as money, until the world’s first economic bubble collapsed.


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The meandering, wooded gardens are tended by an army of gardeners, who create a wonder of landscaping that envelops the park, its greenhouses, brooks and shady ponds and winding paths. It’s truly a stunning sight that everyone should see at least once in their life; in full swing, the area is swathed in red, purple, pink, yellow and orange blooms – a view that could be straight out of The Wizard of Oz. You’re also sure to be inspired by the seven contemporary gardens, designed according to different garden trends.

NEW LOOK

Today, the tulip is the distinctive icon of the Netherlands and is cultivated in long fields of beautiful colour. Holland is affectionately called the ‘flower shop of the world’ and, if you love nature, there really is no better country to visit to see spring blooms.

FLOWER PARK

Arguably one of the world’s most spectacular planned gardens, Keukenhof is situated in Lisse, a small village in South Holland, roughly 30 miles southwest of Amsterdam. Only open for two months a year, the garden showcases more than 7 million tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, orchids, roses, carnations, irises and lilies over 32 hectares of artfully arranged displays. There are indoor pavilions, too, featuring dazzling flower and plant shows and, while you’re unlikely to enjoy the grounds in solitude (the gardens are a huge tourist draw, attracting around 800,000 visitors from over 100 countries in just eight weeks), you can’t fail to be spellbound by the glorious décor: nowhere else will you find such an abundance of blazing colours and fragrances.

Every year, Keukenhof creates a totally new image according to a central theme. This year, the theme is Holland, and the tulip will take even more of a starring role. Authentic tulips from the 16th and 17th centuries will flower in the renewed Historic Garden, and the Walk of Fame will feature tulips named after famous people, including Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt. For those interested in the history of the tulip, a new interactive exhibition will shed light on tulip mania, as well as highlight the flower’s role in today’s society as a contemporary icon.

bear in mind that the best time of day to visit Keukenhof is as soon as it opens, or the last few hours before it closes. At these times, you’ll beat the worst of the crowds and take the best photos (in bright sunlight, the spectacular colour can appear washed out). The best time to see the tulips is around mid-April, but this varies somewhat with the weather. As well as seeing the flower shows, the whole family will delight in spotting the statues dotted around the park. Special events are laid on, such as the annual Flower Parade (check the events schedule), and there’s a treasure hunt for the children. Your kids will also love exploring the playground, petting zoo and hedge maze. Above all, feast your senses and leave time to explore the surrounding area with its fields of flowers by renting a bike or taking a boat trip. Keukenhof will be open daily from 20 March to 18 May 2014. Find out more at www.keukenhof.nl

The centrepiece of the 2014 theme is a flower bulb mosaic depicting an Amsterdam canal scene with a tulip as large as a canal house. The 23 x 13-metre mosaic is planted with 60,000 tulips and muscaris, and is designed to symbolise tulip mania during the Golden Age. Getting to Keukenhof is easy; during the season a direct bus service runs from Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport (about seven hour’s flying time from the UAE) and from the city centre. Purchasing a combi ticket that covers your return bus fare and entrance fee will mean you’ll avoid the long queue for tickets at the park. Be sure to enjoy the view on the way: the ride passes through the heart of the commercial tulip fields, which, in peak season, resemble strips of huge bright ribbons. You’ll want to wear comfortable footwear as there are 15 kilometres of foothpaths, and The Source

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recipes

All Star Noodle Bowl

PARTHA MAJUMDAR Corporate Chef

INGREDIENTS Fresh Noodle Boiled 200g | Beef (Fried) 40g | Chicken (Fried) 40g | Broccoli 20g | Mushroom 4 0g | Mix Soya Sauce 1tbsp | Sweet & Sour Sauce 1tbsp | Salt to taste | Chicken Seasoning 1/2tsp | White Pepper Powder 1/4tsp | Garlic Paste 1tsp | Ginger Paste 1tsp | Oil 1tbsp | Spring Onion 1tsp METHOD • Put oil in the pan/wok add ginger and

garlic paste, sauté for some time, add vegetables and sauté for a few minutes longer. •

Add chicken, beef, noddles and other ingredients and stir fry.

Remove and serve in pasta bowl and garnish with spring onion.

Serve with noodle soup (optional)

In this issue The Source Foodies ventured to Bawadi Mall and filled their bellies with the cullinary delights of the Red Star Bistro. Since Red Star offers an ideal environment for the entire family, we even brought the kids along to join in on the fun! Their extensive menu offers a fusion of Asian and Western cuisine that is sure to appeal to everyone's palate. But don't just take our word for it, discover the magic yourself and head down to Red Star, conveniently located at Bawadi Mall and let the incredibly friendly staff take care of the rest!

NEW YORK STEAK INGREDIENTS Steak(striploin) 1pc | Seasoning (salt & pepper mix) 1/2 tsp | Bacon fish wrap (4 pc in one skewer) 1 skewer | Mashed potato 100 gm | Gravy 50 gm | Mushroom sauce 50 gm METHOD •

Put seasoning on both sides of the steak and place the steak on a cleaned oiled grill / pan.

Cook as per the mentioned doneness requested by guest.

Put the bacon fish skewer on grill/pan. cook for 3-4 minutes. While plating remove the cooked bacon fish fom skewer.

Serve the mash potato hot always with gravy inside.

4 strips | Salt 1/4 tsp | Vinegar white 2 tbsp | Black pepper 0.5 tsp

In a mixing bowl put vineger,salt & black pepper and mix it; add the fish and marinate it for 25 minutes.

INGREDIENTS

METHOD

Fish Sliced(4 slices) 60gm | Beef Bacon raw

Once marinated wrap the fish with bacon strips and put it into a skewer.

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Cut the fish into 4 strips.


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Flick Picks!

A BIRDER'S GUIDE TO EVERYTHING Based on the best selling novel of the same name, the movie A Birder's Guide To Everything tells the story of David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, who thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history. The USA release date March 21st

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WORDS OF RADIANCE (The Stormlight Archive #2) By Brandon Sanderson

In the first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface every few days and life has adapted accordingly. Roshar is shared by humans and the enigmatic, humanoid Parshendi, with whom they are at war.

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SOURCE KIDS

Sourceling

Hello friends, my name is Mohammad Razin Ali. I’m a four year old, studying in KG-1 at Indian School Al-Ain. I love watching action movies like avengers and power rangers. I’m fervent about drawing. I love chocolate, strawberry cakes and to go out with my family and friends. I also like playing games on the computer. On most weekends, you can catch me playing at parks or shopping with my family. I love my family a lot. They encourage me in singing, dancing and drawing. I want to become a super hero and fight the demons, when I grow up. I want to be an engineer in the future.

Book Review Max Makes a Cake By Michelle Edward Baby sisters can be so annoying! That’s what Max thinks. Max needs his daddy’s help - right now! - to bake a surprise birthday cake for his mommy. But as baby Trudy fusses instead of napping, and Daddy tries to settle her down, their time to bake is slipping away. With her warm and pithy storytelling, Michelle Edwards captures the moment in a child’s life when he realizes that he has the power to do things on his own.

‫لمحة عن كتاب‬ ‫هدية يل‬

‫إنها مغامرة يف عامل اللغة والخيال حيث‬ ‫يخربنا راين أن األطفال بإمكانهم املشاركة يف‬ ‫التخفيف من التلوث والحفاظ عىل الغابات‬ ‫ يك يصبح العامل أ��مل‬،‫والحيوانات البحرية‬ .‫لألجيال القادمة‬

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.

‫ وانا يف‬،‫ سنوات‬4 ‫ ابلغ من العمر‬.‫ اسمي محمد رزين عيل‬،‫مرحبا أصدقايئ‬ ‫ أحب مشاهدة أفالم اإلثارة‬.‫الروضة – املرحلة األوىل يف املدرسة الهندية – العني‬ ‫ طعامي املفضل هو‬.‫ أحب الرسم كثريا‬.‫ وغريهم‬،"‫ و"باور رينجرز‬،"‫ "أفنجريز‬:‫مثل‬ ‫ كام أحب‬.‫ أحب الخروج برفقة أصدقايئ وعائلتي‬.‫الشوكوالتة وكعكة الفراولة‬ ‫ غالبا ما أذهب إىل الحدائق‬،‫ يف عطلة نهاية األسبوع‬.‫اللعب عىل جهاز الحاسوب‬ ‫ فهم يشجعونني عىل الغناء‬.‫ أحب عائلتي كثريا‬.‫للعب أو التسوق برفقة عائلتي‬ !‫ أريد أن أصبح بطال ألحارب األرشار‬،‫ حني أكرب‬.‫والرقص والرسم‬

‫ للعدد القادم‬The Source ‫األهل الكرام الذين يرغبون برتشيح طفلهم لعمود طفل‬ ‫ كلمة فقط إىل الربيد االلكرتوين‬100 ‫إرسال صورة وسرية ذاتية من‬ sourcelings@thesourceuae.com

Test your knowledge 1. Who was the first lady prime minister in the world?

‫ من هي أول امرأة يف التاريخ‬.1 ‫الحديث شغلت منصب رئيس‬ ‫الوزراء؟‬

2. What is the name of the part of the human skeleton which protects our brain?

‫ ما اسم الجزء الذي يحمي املخ‬.2 ‫يف الهيكل العظمي لالنسان ؟‬

3. True or false? The fastest land animal in the world is the zebra

‫ أرسع حيوان عىل‬:‫ صح أم خطأ‬.3 .‫اليابسة هو الحامر الوحيش‬

1. Sirimavo Bandaranaike (Sri Lanka) 2. The skull, 3. False (it is the cheetah)

The Source

‫ سريميافو باندرانايكا‬.1:‫اإلجابات‬ )‫ خطأ ( الفهد الصياد(الشيتا‬.3 ،‫ الجمجمة‬.2

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NEPTUNE ORBIT PLANET PLUTO

SATURN STAR THE SUN URANUS

VENUS


The city mouse and his Countryside friend A town-mouse paid a visit to his friend who lived in the countryside. The country-mouse was happy to see his friend. So he prepared a fine feast for him. The townmouse looked at the fruit and the car of corn with hatred. "Is this how you live?" he asked, "life in the country does not offer much," replied the country-mouse The town mouse persuaded the country-mouse to accompany him to the town and see all the good things there. So, the country-mouse packed all his belongings and off they went to the city. The country-mouse was really surprised to see the things there. But as soon as they settled down to enjoy a fine meal of cheese and fruit, a big cat leapt in through the window. Seeing the cat, both the mice ran into their hole to save themselves, and the cat ate up all the cheese and fruit.

‫إصنعها بنفسك لعيد األم‬ ‫فكرة جدا ً بسيطة لألطفال و مناسبة لهدية عيد األم‬ ‫ مالقط غسيل‬، ‫ علب تونا‬:‫األدوات‬ ‫ قم بتنظيف علب التونا‬.1 ‫ إشبك مالقط الغسيل عىل أطراف العلبة‬.2 ‫ أصبحت جاهزة! ميكنك إستخدام علبة املالقط كمزهرية أو حامل للشمع أو لألقالم‬.3

Kids DIY Mother's Day Pot

Materials: Tuna cans, pegs Step 1: After removing labels from tuna cans, begin clipping pegs around the tin. Step 2: Complete peg circle Step 3: Wala! Use peg cans for plant pots, candle holders or a pen holder for your office.

When the cat had gone away, the mice came out of their hole. "I am going," cried the country-mouse, "I like my simple fare in safety more than this grand feast in such a dangerous place."

MORAL: Safety comes first

Colour Did you know? me!

!‫ل ّون هنا‬

The loudest land animal is the Howler monkey whose deep growls can travel up to 3 miles in the forest

‫ وميكن سامع صوت تلك القردة من‬،‫قردة هاولر أكرث الحيوانات إزعاجاً يف الربية‬ ‫ ويأيت صوتها من خالل عظمة الهيويد وهي عظمة‬،‫عىل مسافة خمسة كيلومرتات‬ ‫ وهي عظمة غري متصلة بأي من‬،‫ وتوجد بالقرب من حنجرتها‬U ‫عىل شكل حرف‬ .‫العظام األخرى يف جسدها‬ The Source

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