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    10 nature-fuelled cafés to unwind in Dubai


    by Sarah Joseph
    4 hours ago

    Immerse yourself in nature for a midweek city life escape.
    To take a break from the hustle and bustle, Dubai is home to a myriad of green cafes that will most definitely transport you to the suburbs.
    For a botanical-themed afternoon, the emirate is never short of nature-fuelled cafés to experience with your loved ones and go for a coffee break or even a refresh.
    If you’re in need of inspiration, scroll through our guide of idyllic cafés to visit ASAP.
    Seven Seeds

    With an Instagram-worthy outdoor setting, this picturesque café promises a nature-driven experience as visitors can dine in the luscious expansive area. From fresh salads to a delectable array of desserts, this venue is one of the most popular cafés with a host of dishes to try. Located in the heart of Jumeirah 1, this café is open from Monday to Thursday 7am to 11pm and Friday to Sunday 7am to 12am.
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    SEVA has been a trailblazer in the region as the first 100 percent plant-based, gluten-free, cane-sugar-free, and GMO-free venue. While you may come for the delicious, healthy and environmentally conscious food and beverage options, you’ll stay for the secluded and laid-back vibes. This place embodies a Sunday morning feeling with its casual, healthy, and holistic approach to dining. The spaces always make it a great place to decompress with a meal away from the hustle and bustle of Dubai. To fully immerse in nature, the venue promises other mindfulness sessions such as sound healing, yoga and more.
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    Comptoir 102

    This award-winning ethical concept offers conscious choices with ingredients sourced from local organic farms, serving delicious food while promoting sustainability. From homemade nut milk to its famous smoothies, there’s enough and more for everyone who visits. The hero dish is the Plant-Based Bunless Burger, which is sure to tingle your taste buds. It’s located on Jumeirah Beach Road and is open daily from 8am to 10pm.
    Maisan 15

    This secret oasis lies expands beyond a café with its hidden library perfect for a getaway. With impeccable customer service and a courtyard experience, this one-of-a-kind space lies in a secluded spot for visitors to unwind. With fresh foliage and a fountain inside a bath, this peaceful area, is exactly where to visit during the cooler months. From sakshouka to other classic dishes such as avocado on toast, this space promises a booth-style dining experience with an artistic touch. Located in Al Barsha South, it’s open daily from 8am to 11pm.
    The Farm

    At this oasis of calm with a botanical waterside backdrop, guests can enjoy a range of culinary flavours from the Mediterranean to Middle Eastern as The Farm serves high-quality foods with an ambience for you to take in with friends and family, in a relaxed and tranquil setting making it the perfect place to enjoy breakfast amid nature. It’s open from Sunday to Thursday 8am to 10:30 pm and Friday and Saturday 7:30am to 10:30pm at Al Barari.
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    Amongst Few

    This Dubai-based space echoes minimal hues and textures with both an outdoor area for relaxing and an indoor for working from. By using simple materials such as natural wood, steel counters and lots of plants, this café also serves organic fair-trade coffee and fresh seasonal dishes to match the standards. With refreshing raw finishes, one can’t help but notice how seamlessly the café blends with creative space. Located in Villa 3 on Al Wasl Road, Palm Strip and Jumeirah Beach Road, it’s open daily from 9am to 9pm.
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    Roseleaf Café

    For homemade goodness, this independent café ensures locally roasted coffee and other carefully prepared dishes in this sanctuary. With fresh quality ingredients and green space, guests can experience the warmth of the venue and feel at home. This café is located in two prime venues in Al Quoz and Emirates Golf Club and it’s open daily from 8am to 8pm.
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    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. Located inside MATCHA Club, Al Quoz, it’s open daily 8am to 10pm.
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    The 100 Café

    Founded by Asma Hilal Lootah opened the first fully certified health clinic and wellness centre – The Hundred Wellness Centre – in the country in 2008. Surrounded by natural greenery, this lush destination promises a holistic approach to living. This tranquil space promises healthy dishes and nutritious comfort food in a serene location. Located in Jumeirah 1, the centre is open from Saturday through Thursday, 7am to 8pm.
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    Harvest & Co.

    This farm-to-table concept is situated in the heart of Dubai Garden Centre giving visitors the ultimate botanical retreat. This rustic-meets-modern greenhouse restaurant ensures an urban retreat for all those who visit with its fresh produce and an industrial palette for the complete experience. With signature roast coffee and other wholesome dishes, this homegrown experience, promises a homely atmosphere. Located in Al Quoz, it’s open daily from 8am to 6:30pm.
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    First look: Crown Prince Hussein and Rajwa Al Saif’s Royal Wedding


    by Ruman Baig
    48 mins ago

    Crown Prince of Jordan, Hussein bin Abdullah is now officially married to Rajwa Al Saif.
    The spirit of celebration is at an all-time high in Jordan. The official islamic wedding ceremony took place at the Zahran Palace in Amman, Jordan a few moments ago. The same iconic location where King Abdullah of Jordan married Queen Rania.

    The couple looked resplendent as they vowed to spend their lives together. For the nuptials, the Crown Prince chose to wore his military uniform, just like his father did on his big day, thirty years ago.
    The bride, who originates from Saudi Arabia looked ethereal in a stunning white gown by Elie Saab with and endless veil. The ensemble she chose for her big day had elements of traditionalism with a hint of modernity. The jewellery and makeup were minimal, as the glowing bride allowed her au naturale beauty to take centre stage.
    To make the moment even more adorable, Prince Hashem escorted the bride down the aisle with both Princesses Iman and Salma right behind them.

    Besides the couple of the moment, families from both sides looked ecstatic with this union. Queen Rania, who is the epitome of grace, opted for a minimal-chic black Dior gown. The grooms sisters, newly-married Princess Iman and Princess Salma looked elegant in their sublime attires.
    Monarchs from across the globe made their way to Jordan, to be a part of this grand celebration. Prince William looked sharp in a classic suit and Kate Middleton looked like a vision in a peach dress.
    With more visuals coming in from the big day, here’s wishing young royal couple and the entire Jordanian royal family congratulations on this happy occasion.
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    Kate, William and other Royal guests to attend the Jordanian Royal Wedding


    by Ruman Baig
    2 hours ago

    Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan and Rajwa Al Saif’s wedding is all set to happen today, at the Zahran Palace in Amman, Jordan.
    Joining in on this major celebration for the Jordanian Royal family, monarchs from across the world are gathering in the country’s capital for the big day.
    One of the first royal guests to have been spotted were the Prince and Princess of Wales — both Kate and William were seen at a luxury hotel in Amman. Besides the British royalty, America’s First Lady Dr. Jill Biden has also confirmed that she will be attending the nuptials.
    The official ceremony will take place at Zahran Palace in Amman, Jordan. Post which, the royal family and guests will head to Al Husseiniya Palace for the reception.

    Last evening, His Majesty King Abdullah II hosted a dinner banquet at the Royal Hashemite Court on the occasion of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein’s wedding.
    A few days ago, Queen Rania celebrated the bride-to-be Rajwa Al Saif with a elegant henna celebration, where the family gathered to shower the bride with their blessings.

    King Abdullah and Queen Rania are always strengthening Jordan’s diplomatic ties with other nations by marking important global events with their presence. Whether it was the late Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral last year or King Charles III’s coronation in April, the Jordanian monarchs know how to preserve international relationships.
    The last big Royal Wedding took place in Jordan almost thirty years ago when King Abdullah married Queen Rania at the same iconic venue.
    With only a few hours left for Crown Prince Hussein and Rajwa Al Saif’s wedding, scroll the above gallery to know about all the important guests expected to attend the ceremony.
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    June’s – The Skin Issue with Instytutum


    by Amy Sessions
    47 mins ago

    Words & Creative Direction: Amy SessionsPhotographer: Ziga MihelcicFashion Editor: Camille MacawiliMakeup & Hair: Melanie Meyer at MMGModel: Sama Zakeri at Signature ElementAll Fashion with thanks to OUNASS
    Welcome to The Skin Issue.
    In this issue, we focus on optimizing your skin from the inside out as well as at the surface level.
    For the cover, we have partnered with INSTYTUTUM, a result-driven skincare brand founded by Nataliia Derkach, MD, Ph.D. , with innovation at its core in The Skincare Guru – Cover shoot with INSTYTUTUM.
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian CEO and Co-Founder, Marc Chaya, discusses scaling a global brand successfully and how important skin is to fragrance in Scaling Scent; Lauryn Bosstick, Founder of The Skinny Confidential, tells us why we need to invest in an ice roller in The Game Changer; Founder and CEO of Sana Jardin, Amy Christiansen, shares what it takes to build a sustainable fragrance brand that’s gentle on the skin in Second Skin and Body Fwrd Founder Kenzie Burke shares what kickstarted her passion in wellness, overcoming challenges, and the importance of nourishing within in Feed Your Skin.

    There is so much valuable knowledge to soak up in this issue and we are grateful to be able to share this with you.
    This month – focus on doing what makes you feel comfortable in your own skin.
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    7 inspiring Emirates flight attendants establishing new career paths


    by Sarah Joseph
    3 hours ago

    Today, May 31, 2023, we celebrate International Flight Attendant Day.
    Balancing two careers doesn’t come easy, but Emirates cabin crew members show us how it’s done.
    From launching their own fashion labels to jewellery brands, these talented individuals have made a mark for themselves beyond the world of aviation.
    To champion these talented cabin crew members, Emirates Woman has curated a list of flight attendants who prove that you can do both.
    Luciana Tanase

    Besides her full-time career as an Emirates cabin crew member, Luciana Tanase has also founded her own fashion label, I-LO. This Romanian-based fashion label offers an array of everyday wardrobe staples such as crop tops and partywear pieces. With a passion for travelling, she’s managed to garner a massive fan base and dedicate time to growing her fashion brand’s presence online.
    Yassmine El Kholy

    With a passion for yoga and other meditation practices such as sound healing, Yassmine Elkholy is a part-time yoga instructor and an Emirates cabin crew member. She has been part of several campaigns for brands such as Reebok and Alo Yoga, making a mark for herself in the world of fitness. With a focus on complicated poses, she has garnered a dedicated audience who are keen to learn about the practice.
    Maria Soldatova

    With over 11 years of flying experience, Maria Soldatova is a long-standing Emirates cabin crew member. With her dedicated love for travelling, Soldatova decided to launch her own jewellery brand, Zoldi Jewels, designed with all the wanderlust inspiration. The pieces consist of airplanes, seashells, a map and various countries she’s visited around the globe. The pieces are sustainably produced in a conscious environment for the workers. As an entrepreneur, she has learned the art of dedicating her efforts to both her profession and brand.

    Danai has visited over 48 countries as an Emirates flight attendant. Originally from Greece, she has established herself as a travel content creator with her pictures from around the globe. From surfing to skydiving, she’s always on a mission to try out new activities while sharing her fashion inspiration. Her loyal fan base is always keen to see where she’s off to next and what her outfits are.

    With long-haul flights and numerous hours spent on air, Margot started her own YouTube channel and is now a part-time vlogger. With all the new countries she has visited, she shares snippets of her life as a cabin crew member, her channel has reached over 51,000 subscribers.
    Hana Brvar

    This Slovenian cabin crew member has travelled to a host of countries around the world. After pursuing her law degree, she decided to become a full-time flight attendant and makes time for her hobby as a professional ski instructor. From Portugal to Sri Lanka, she has seen the world and constantly shares photos of her travel experiences.
    Olia Podvolotskaya

    Podvolotskaya wears many hats. Along with being an Emirates cabin crew, she has been a dancer for 18 years and is also a part-time English and German teacher and interpreter. In May 2022, she officially completed her training programme and is now a full-time flight attendant for Emirates.
    So, who says you can’t do two things at once?
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    How I got my job as… founder of this one-stop-shop party supplies store in Dubai


    by Sarah Joseph
    2 hours ago

    Welcome to the Emirates Woman weekly series ‘How I got my job as…’ where we speak to some incredible entrepreneurs and businesswomen both based in the UAE and globally to find out about their career paths that led them to where they are now; what their daily routines look like; the advice they’d give to those starting out; and the hurdles they’ve had to overcome.
    This week Emirates Woman spoke to Aisha Leitner, CEO and Founder of Party Camel, a homegrown party supplies brand in the UAE.
    Now celebrating its 10-year anniversary, this e-party and brick-and-mortar shop has partyware for people of all ages.
    The idea was born when her daughter turned one, it took her one more baby and a few more years until Aisha took the plunge and started as an online Party Shop. What started from her storeroom has now grown to be one of the largest platforms for party supplies in the country.
    To learn more about her journey as an entrepreneur, Emirates Woman sat down with Leitner to understand how it all began.
    What was your favourite subject at school?
    I grew up in Kashmir, Pakistan and my favourite subject was languages. I loved my native language Urdu and could read Urdu literature for hrs and loved poetry too.
    What was your first job?
    I worked in a community centre in Youth & community development, in the north of England and absolutely loved my job helping other young people to find their way.

    What brought you to Dubai?
    I came to Dubai with Emirates Airlines to travel the world and live in Dubai for one year and 20 years later I am still here! My background is in HR and I was also lucky enough to work with Emirates Airlines recruitment, flying around the world recruiting both cabin crew and pilots. It certainly was a very glamourous job.
    What inspired you to enter the events space and launch Party Camel?
    While planning my daughter’s first birthday party in 2009, I struggled to find pretty things locally to celebrate her ‘fairies in the garden’ themed party. I faced the same problem soon again in 2010 while celebrating my son’s first birthday the hungry caterpillar theme. This inspired me to start a party business in 2013 and bring design-led and trendy party products to the region. We started life as an e-commerce online party shop from my store room at home.
    Talk us through the inspiration behind your themes and supplies.
    I always look to my kids and see what they are into, and also what is currently trending. This shapes all the decisions on what products we should carry in our shop.
    What are the key elements of your role?
    I am involved in all daily operations of the business. From marketing, buying, recruitment and managing the day-to-day running of the business. No two days are the same and I love what I do.
    Talk us through your daily routine.
    My day usually starts at 6am with a cup of tea and journalling. Then I help get my kids ready for school although they are getting very independent now. Once they are off to school I take some time for myself, I like to then exercise if I can before I head out to work. I sometimes pick up the kids but more often than not I finish work around 5pm. I then take the kids to their late afternoon activities. They are both super sporty and play all sports for their school! and have very busy schedules. We all make a point to have dinner together in the evening and focus on family time. Weekends are filled with sports, friends and lots of outdoor activities, from hiking, and beach days to triathlons and much more. We are a very active family.

    What advice do you have for anyone looking to follow in the same footsteps?
    I would say go for it. Starting your own business can be daunting but so rewarding too. It’s very important to surround yourself with the right people. This includes a supportive network of family/friends but also a good team. Take time to build and then nourish this, it’s the only way to succeed.
    What is the best piece of advice you ever received?
    To take the leap and sign up for a warehouse! I outsourced this at the beginning and for so long, as I found the responsibility to manage this overwhelming. When I did take this on, I wondered why I didnt do it earlier. It changed everything and having all stock and staff under one roof made things so much easier to manage. A friend encouraged me to do this and I’m thankful for this advice.
    And what is the worst?
    You can only trust yourself, Absolutely no way. There’s only so far you can go when you try to control everything and all the details. Especially, if you are a perfectionist but you have to learn to let go and pick your battles. Understand what is important to you and let others take responsibility for certain areas of the business.
    What has been the biggest challenge you had to overcome?
    To build a good team! And this is still a work in progress. You have to find the right people and they are out there. People who are passionate about what you are trying to do and achieve. Setting a clear vision and focusing on this.
    What are the future plans for your brand?
    I feel like we have come a long way as we celebrate our 10-year anniversary this month. Getting this far has been a huge achievement and we celebrated with a BIG party including covering our whole warehouse in Balloons. We hope to continue t be a source of ideas and inspiration for busy parents in the region and to provide them with beautiful products and help them to celebrate all of life’s special occasions in style. After all, life is to be celebrated, and we help you to do so with style.
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    Ahead of the Royal Wedding: Prince Hussein & Rajwa Al Saif’s adorable moments


    by Ruman Baig
    3 hours ago

    Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan is getting married to Rajwa Al Saif of Saudi Arabia tomorrow.
    The Royal couple got engaged last year in August at the to-be bride’s paternal home in Saudi. Ever since the engagement, the couple have made multiple joint appearances in public, the most recent being Princess Iman of Jordan’s wedding in March.
    The grand ceremony will take place on June 1, 2023. The ceremony will take place at Zahran Palace, after the ceremony, the red procession will depart from Zahran Palace to Husseiniya Palace, and then their Majesties will start to receive guests at Al-Hussainiya Palace to attend the dinner banquet.
    Roya TV, a Jordanian private independent satellite TV channel, based in Amman will be providing live coverage of the wedding. The wedding will start at 16:00 (AST)/ 17:00 (GST).
    In the spirit of #CelebratingAlHussein, the Royal Hashemite Court also shared the official logo of the wedding. “As the date of the wedding of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein and Miss Rajwa Khalid Alseif nears, we are pleased to share the official logo to mark the occasion, which is Arabic for ‘we rejoice’.”

    Last week, Queen Rania of Jordan celebrated the bride-to-be with a grand henna party. Attended by family members from both sides, it was a traditional affair where the bride wore a white and gold dress by the Saudi-based designer Honayda Serafi.
    With just one day left to the most-awaited Jordanian Royal Wedding, here are some of the most adorable moments shared between Crown Prince Hussein and Rajwa Al Saif.

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    Streaming soon: new HBO series to watch now that ‘Succession’ is over


    by Camille Macawili
    3 hours ago

    A painful reality we all live in nowadays is trying to fill the void when our favourite TV series ends.
    Hot off the spectacular ending of Succession, HBO is already on a roll to release its next hit drama, The Idol. From Euphoria to White Lotus to its latest hit Succession — we can’t help but get excited with the premise The Idol brings.
    The brainchild of Abel Tesfaye (formerly) known as The Weeknd, this series has been co-created with Euphoria‘s Sam Levinson and Iranian creative producer Reza Fahim. It hit its world premiere at the 76th Cannes Film Festival this year — screening the first two episodes, sparking conversations ahead of the first episode streaming which airs on June 4, 2023.

    The scandalous plot is based on “the sleaziest love story in Hollywood”, tells The Weeknd, who plays as a self-help guru and modern-day cult leader. He brainwashes Jocelyn, a troubled pop star, played by Lily Rose-Depp into a clichéd dangerous world of illegal substances and everything in between. While it’s nowhere near original nor disruptive, it is still worth watching a few more episodes for the ensembles and the vibe.
    The star-studded production also features pop singer Troye Sivan, K-pop star Jennie Ruby Jane of Blackpink, Dan Levy, Eli Roth, and more.

    Press play to watch the official teaser of HBO’s The Idol:
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