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    Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif is the new face of Ethihad Airways


    by Ruman Baig
    3 hours ago

    Etihad Airways, the flagship carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has announced an exciting collaboration with Bollywood superstar, Katrina Kaif, as their newly appointed brand ambassador.
    This strategic partnership signifies a pivotal moment as Etihad intensifies its presence in the vibrant Indian market, while rekindling ties with one of India’s most adored celebrities.
    Katrina Kaif, renowned worldwide for her timeless charm and grace, perfectly embodies the shared pursuit of excellence as she joins forces with Etihad once again.
    “I am thrilled to be back with Etihad Airways, a brand synonymous with world-class travel experiences. The airline’s commitment to excellence and its dedication to bringing people together resonate with my own values. I am excited to be part of a team that aims to create thoughtful connections and memorable experiences. I look forward to representing Etihad and being a part of their journey,” expressed the actor on this partnership.
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    This collaboration builds upon Katrina’s prior association with Etihad back in 2010, highlighting the exceptional travel experience that Etihad consistently offers. Returning as a partner in this new venture, Katrina and Etihad together symbolize the strengthening bonds between Etihad and the Indian communities, both within the country and across significant global hubs like the UAE, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

    In her capacity as the brand ambassador for Etihad, Katrina will take centre stage in a captivating series of creative campaigns, each designed to underscore the airline’s unwavering commitment to peerless comfort, flawless service, and seamless global connectivity. Katrina’s involvement in this partnership is set to fortify Etihad’s foothold in the Indian market, where it currently serves travellers in eight major Indian cities. This move seamlessly aligns with Etihad’s overarching strategy for sustained growth in India, affirming the airline as the preferred choice for discerning travellers.
    In essence, the collaboration between Etihad Airways and Katrina Kaif heralds a new era of elegance and excellence in the world of aviation.
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    6 must-visit Dubai spots for your matcha dessert cravings


    by Sarah Joseph
    12 hours ago

    As a healthier alternative to your caffeine intake, Matcha has increased in popularity over the years.
    With various cafés in Dubai bringing on a new take to Matcha in the form of new desserts, there’s a plethora of hotspots to visit with Japan’s most loved
    This delectable incarnation in cakes and other sweet tooth variables has been seen throughout the Emirate as the ingredient continues to rise in fame.
    So if you’re on the lookout for an experimental take on matcha, Emirates Woman has curated a guide to all the must-visit spots in Dubai.

    Situated in the heart of Dubai’s premium boutique padel club, this urban sanctuary brings the perfect blend of Japanese with Parisian. Surrounded by a padel court and yoga studio, this culinary space is a home for must-try wellness activities. With a wholesome menu, the café serves both iced and hot matcha with an array of alternative milk choices to choose from. Their vegan Matcha and Chocolate éclair is a must-try for your matcha cravings. The quaint café is located inside MATCHA Club, Al Quoz.
    Megumi Matcha

    As Dubai’s first matcha specialty shop, this woman-owned and operated café works as a farm-to-packaging concept. For all the macaron lovers, this Korean-style macaron comes with Black sesame matcha flavour with an irresistible taste. Run by women, guests can also delve into the history of the Japanese tea ceremony. Megumi hosts a matcha workshop at Vanilla Sukkar – a local mother-and-daughter-owned gem in Jumeirah.
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    The Kakao Guy

    Satisfy your sweet tooth with their luscious Matcha Nama Chocolate. Made with premium quality ingredients, this indulgent treat is a fusion of rich, creamy chocolate and earthy matcha flavors that will tantalise your taste buds. Known for their freshly bakes cakes and desserts this Nama chocolate with customers craving for more and can now be delivered straight to your doorstep.
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    Yamanote Atelier

    At this artisanal Japanese bakery and café concept guests can expect a wide variety of savoury and sweet dishes. Inspired by Japanese minimalist and pastel colours, this venue comes with a modern quirky edge. Reminiscent of the cafés Japanese culture, the pieces are baked fresh with authentic ingredients. For the matcha lover, the newly introduced matcha-flavoured dessert, Ya Baum is the perfect treat. Guests can visit the brand’s several locations across Dubai including Mirdif Hills, Dubai Frame, Al Seef Village Mall, Motor City, Al Ferdous Dubai and The Dubai Mall.
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    Bageri Form

    Inspired by Scandinavian design, this artisanal café was elevating bakery classics and serving dishes with the freshest of ingredients. With Nordic-infused interiors, the bakery also serves freshly sourced matcha in minimal cups for a rejuvenating start to the day. With an aesthetic presentation, this place is beyond Instagrammable-worthy. For all the matcha fans, the restaurant has recently added the matcha tartine with matcha butter and biscuit crumb. It’s located in Dubai Design District, Building 4.
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    Soo Matcha

    As UAE’s all Matcha-inspired café, visitors are sure to have the whole matcha experience. After first launching in early 2020, this hotspot comes with all things matcha. By experimenting with different flavours and constantly tailoring their menu, the brand even has its own matcha-flavoured ice cream that’s irresistible and must-try.
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    A Surprise Wedding: Chris Evans marries Alba Baptista in an intimate ceremony


    by Ruman Baig
    2 hours ago

    Captain America is officially off the market.
    In a delightful turn of events, Hollywood heartthrob Chris Evans, best known for his iconic portrayal of Captain America, and talented actress Alba Baptista, celebrated their love in a private and intimate wedding ceremony on September 9th. The romantic affair took place at a secluded residence in the picturesque state of Massachusetts, with multiple media outlets buzzing with the news on September 10th.
    The 42-year-old Chris Evans and his 26-year-old bride, Alba Baptista, exchanged heartfelt vows in the presence of their closest family and friends. What made this celebration even more special was the attendance of some of Chris’s fellow Avengers stars, including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, and Jeremy Renner.

    Chris Evans and Alba Baptista
    While their wedding was a private affair, the couple went ‘insta-official’ earlier this year, when The Gray Man star shared a sneak-peek of their lives together. In January, Chris shared a delightful video montage showcasing their playful antics, often surprising each other with adorable pranks.
    The love story continued to unfold on social media, with Chris Evans commemorating Valentine’s Day the following month by sharing a series of endearing pictures and videos capturing their cherished moments together.
    In a world where celebrity relationships often play out in the public eye, Chris Evans and Alba Baptista’s low-key, intimate wedding serves as a heartwarming reminder that love can flourish quietly, away from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the newlyweds and wish them a lifetime filled with love, laughter, and happiness.
    Chris Evans and Alba Baptista
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    Ramen: 5 lip-smacking hot spots in Dubai to enjoy this Japanese soul food

    Emirates Man

    by Ruman Baig
    9 mins ago

    Trailblazing taste from the best ramen bowls in the city.
    In the September Issue of Emirates Man, we narrow down the quaint corners to enjoy this Japanese delicacy.

    Kinoya offers a unique dining experience inspired by the fusion of two Japanese culinary traditions: ramen and izakaya. Renowned as one of the city’s top destinations for indulging in hearty bowls of ramen, this establishment in The Greens Souk started as a supper club and has now expanded into a permanent restaurant. You can choose to sit at the lively teppanyaki bar, unwind on the inviting terrace, or cosy up in an intimate dining room.The menu features an array of five distinct ramen variations, each with its own dedicated fan base. This chef’s specialty encompasses a harmonious blend of slow-cooked chicken broth infused with dashi, complemented by seared chicken and crowned with a rich mayu topping.

    If you seek a culinary journey that embraces tradition and innovation, YUi Ramen House in downtown D3 awaits you. The name itself, meaning ‘only one’ in Japanese, promises a unique encounter with the authentic flavours of Japan. Handcrafted ramen noodles, lovingly made inhouse and entirely vegan, embody the essence of freshness without any compromise on taste. Each bite leaves a lasting memory, as carefully selected Japanese ingredients blend harmoniously with the finest local produce.

    Embrace the art of solo dining at Ichiryu Ramen House in the heart of Dubai’s Wasl Port Views Building 7. Step into a world of authentic Japanese dining, where you’ll be whisked away to the vibrant streets of Japan without leaving the city. As you enter, you’ll find yourself ushered into your private oasis — the Bocchi Seki – a secluded booth where introverts can savour their ramen in blissful solitude. Treat your taste buds to the much-celebrated Midori Paitan, a luscious blend of flavours that weave into perfection. Or perhaps, savour the Aka Paitan Ramen, a fiery symphony of broth and toppings that ignite your palate with every mouthful.

    Prepare to be enchanted by the arrival of Michelin-starred splendour, as Konjiki Hototogisu graces Dubai all the way from Tokyo. The buzz on social media echoes the excitement surrounding this culinary gem, tucked away on the second floor of Mall of the Emirates. Feast upon the soul satisfying Shoyu, enriched with the brand’’s famous chicken broth and clam tare, or relish the comforting embrace of the Shio. The delight extends beyond ramen, with a delightful selection of light bites and izakaya dishes that paint a tapestry of flavours on your palate.

    In the midst of Dubai’s bustling culinary scene, Daikan Ramen in JLT stands tall as a beacon of delicious simplicity. From soulwarming soy-based broths to delectable miso renditions, their range of ramen is unparalleled. Customise your bowl with an array of mouthwatering toppings, for a symphony of flavours. Crispy bao buns and scrumptious bites like takoyaki octopus croquettes and gyoza add an extra touch of delight to your ramen experience.
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    Exclusive: At home with Augustine Wong, Design Director at Kerzner International

    Emirates Man

    by Camille Macawili
    55 mins ago

    Swipe through for an exclusive tour inside the home of Augustine Wong, Design Director at Kerzner International.
    Here, Augustine speaks to Emirates Man about designing his personal space and how it reflects his personality.
    How long have you been in this space?
    It’s nearly a year since I finished renovating this space. I started in March last year and it took six months to finish my home.
    Have you custom-built any bespoke pieces?
    I collaborated with XO Atelier on this space. I like Vera’s work from The Grey, so I reached out to her on this project. Most of the furniture is bespoke to this home. Vera was leading in designing all the custom built from scratch, ensuring the aesthetic was consistent and fitted the best to my home.
    How do you think the interior buys reflect the brand?
    The interior design of your home represents who you are as a person. When I connected with Vera on Instagram, we instantly clicked on the things we both liked in common. I admire her design style; every project is unique and represents the brand very clearly. I love contrast and textures; when we worked on the project together, she proposed a lot of elements that I never thought of and at the same time reflected what I wanted to have as a space. And I am glad to have this lovely home as the final outcome.
    Describe your taste in three words.
    Timeless. Balance. Bold.
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    From Priyanka Chopra to Emrata: Best dressed celebrities at the VS Pink Carpet


    by Ruman Baig
    3 mins ago

    Numerous celebrities from the realms of fashion and entertainment graced the VS Pink Carpet for the #TheTour23.
    After a solid backlash for championing a certain type of beauty standard for years, Victoria’s Secret is back with a more inclusive and mindful revamp. Never have the angels who wore those majestic wings been more relatable than now. Toning down on the aspirational bodies and doubling down on what real women look like is the new motto for VS.
    The celebrities in attendance rivalled the VS runway models with their interesting fashion choices. The Victoria’s Secret World Tour 2023 Fashion Show unfolded at The Manhattan Center in New York City on September 6, 2023, marking its return after a four-year hiatus.
    The event drew a constellation of remarkable celebrities, including Priyanka Chopra, Emily, Lourdes Leon, Brooke Shields, Iris Law, and many others. These luminaries paused on the event’s red carpet, exuding confidence as they showcased their edgy outfits.
    The Victoria’s Secret World Tour 2023 event is all set to premiere on September 26, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. It promises to spotlight the show’s standout moments and, undoubtedly, the stunning attendees of the evening. Explore some of the most sizzling looks from the event in our gallery!

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    No One Is You And That Is Your Power: Your Genetic Code. Decoded.

    Your health outcomes can be influenced by genetic factors, as well as your diet, lifestyle and environmental changes. Because each of us is so unique, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to holistic wellness. We’re big on that at Wholesomebae! Instead of doing what works okay for most, you can do what works best for you through DNA testing. It’s personalised medicine at its best, allowing me to take a uniquely tailored approach that uplifts you to a level that many people never get to access. Through this we bypass constantly treating the symptoms and get right down to the root cause, resulting in the most sought-after, eternal results.

    A DNA test can provide you with valuable information about potential genetic health risks as it can also offer insights into traits that you might have inherited or potential health risks that you are unaware of. 

    How can Wholesomebae Wellness help you?

    Maybe you’re already at the top of your game, but you want to go higher?

    Suffering from IBS or unexplained weight gain and mood swings?

    Sudden adult acne and breakouts?

    Maybe you’ve been living with a condition for a while and haven’t been able to shake or break it?

    Maybe you suddenly, unexpectedly, inexplicably got sick and you need to take an integrative approach to recovery.

    You only have to do the DNA test once in your life. Your genes never change.

    Whatever it is that you’re trying to achieve or overcome, you want answers. With genetic testing, you can find them. However big or small, fit or frail, sick or strong, you can get better and live the best possible life that you’re capable of.

    The DNA testing covers:

    Genetic Health Risks. Identification of specific genetic variants associated with certain health conditions, such as hereditary diseases ( e.g. diabetes, depression, Alzheimer’s to name a few), vitamin and mineral deficiencies or predispositions to certain illnesses. 

    Carrier Status. You can learn if you carry genetic mutations that could potentially be passed on to your children, even if you don’t show symptoms yourself. 

    Pharmacogenomics. Tired of wasting money on the wrong medication and supplements? Genetic testing provides Insights into how your body might respond to certain medications based on your genetic makeup. 

    Traits and Characteristics. Discover traits that you may have inherited.

    Wellness and Lifestyle. recommendations for diet, exercise, and lifestyle based on your genetic profile. 

    Price includes: test delivered + collected from your home/destination of choice + 60-75min consultation + tailored meal plan.

    See a sample DNA report to discover your wellness potential HERE.

    Understanding these connections

    Being wholesome connotates to organic, authentic and well-balanced living. Not only does it include being healthy, but also happy, fulfilled and aligned. We as human beings need to understand the connection between mind, body and soul by realizing that these parts – in alignment – make us whole. By understanding these connections, we’re able to reduce and cure environmentally induced illnesses, reverse ageing, naturally prolong our lives, truly understand why prevention is better than cure and personally harness the power that we possess inside of us, in order to be in control of our health and quality of life.

    Holistic wellness

    When it comes to holistic wellness, I embrace all aspects of your being – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual – through DNA testing, integrative nutrition, epigenetics and mindful practices. The Wholesomebae holistic wellness process starts with a consultation and relevant investigations DNA testing. This is followed by a personalized management plan and ongoing review to ensure optimal health results and maintenance.


    This notion of viewing food goes further than the number of calories you consume at every mealtime. It combines medical insights into foods that not only nourish, but also heal your body and its organs, too. It aims to educate my Wholesomebae followers on topics around their digestive health, the gut-brain connection and how imbalances impact their health while addressing genetic predispositions, environmental impacts as well as physiological or psychological factors. Epigenetic changes can have significant effects on gene expression patterns and cellular function. They can be stable and heritable, meaning they can be passed down from one generation to the next, but they can also be reversible and responsive to environmental cues. Epigenetic modifications are crucial in various biological processes, including embryonic development, cellular differentiation, ageing and the development of diseases such as cancer.

    Understanding epigenetics has the potential to shed light on how environmental factors and lifestyle choices can impact our health and disease susceptibility. It also opens up possibilities for the development of novel therapeutic approaches that target epigenetic modifications to treat diseases.

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    Create your capsule wardrobe with these 10 fashion basics to own ASAP


    by Sarah Joseph
    16 mins ago

    Ever felt the need to pack less? Or simple spend less time in the morning decided what to wear?
    With endless options in the sartorial world, a decluttered wardrobe rarely lets us make quick decisions on what to wear without spending too much.
    To curate the perfect capsule wardrobe it’s essential to invest in timeless high-quality items and statement pieces in basic hues such as black, white, camel, beige, brown and off-white.
    It all begins with a meticulous edit of impeccably crafted pieces that can stand the true test of time. By focusing on classic pieces that transcend seasons and trends, you’ll be able to purchase must-have pieces that that can successfully create a seasonless closet.
    The key is to curate a collection that exudes sophistication and can be edited accordingly for any occasion.
    So if you’re thinking of revamping your space and starting from scratch, we’re here to guide you with all the basics to buy on your next shopping spree.
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