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    National Day 2022: The ultimate weekend guide in the UAE


    by Sarah Joseph
    3 hours ago

    Your ultimate guide to this weekend in the UAE – November 30 to December 4, 2022.
    Visit this exclusive Prada pop-up

    For the festive season, Prada has launched an exclusive holiday pop-up collection with a selection of bags and accessories at The Dubai Mall, Fashion Catwalk just in time for the season. With five traditional stalls and an evocative space reminiscent of the brand’s holiday market, visitors can experience the sparkling collection first-hand and even add their favourite pieces to their wardrobes. Open until December 12, 2022, this pop-up features a highly sought-after collection of bags, accessories and gifting ideas.
    Dine at this chic haven

    One of the most beloved restaurants in Dubai has officially opened in a new area of the emirate. Couqley Bistro & Bar first came to the UAE from the shores of Beirut in 2016 firmly cementing itself as a hotspot in JLT. Now, six years on, the restaurant has added a second location to its roster on the opposite end of the city in Business Bay. The Couqley French Brasserie has opened its doors in the Pullman Hotel, adding to the ever-growing dining scene in Downtown Dubai. The Business Bay venue will also be serving up the same weekly dining deals allowing diners to indulge in Couqley’s Business Lunch, Steak Frites Mondays and Ladies Night.
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    Pamper yourself

    Your nails have the definitive power to make or break a look, and that’s why it’s so important to take care of them. Whether you’re looking for the perfect nude for business hours or something a bit more quirky for this vacation, we’ve got you sorted. With several nail experts around Dubai, Emirates Woman has curated a guide for all the ones to visit for an indulgent experience.
    Gift your loves ones

    To mark December 2nd with family gatherings and the exchange of presents, we’ve narrowed down the list of items you can get for your friends and family to make the National Day shopping easy. From perfumes to sophisticated bags produced by homegrown brands, there are a plethora of gifts to suit everyone’s desires this year. For those nostalgic presents, Emirates Woman has curated a guide of all our favourite gifts to enjoy with your loved ones.
    Watch the fireworks

    The UAE’s capital is set to glisten with an alluring firework display for the upcoming National Day celebrations. From Al Maryah Island to Emirates Palace, each venue will showcase a dramatic firework show with an all-in-one entertainment experience. So, if you’re in Abu Dhabi this weekend or plan on visiting, read our exclusive guide with the best places to see the fireworks.
    Unwind at a coffee shop

    If there’s one thing Dubai isn’t short of, it’s all the cafés that allow one to refresh in. From getting your daily caffeine fix to embracing a café with minimal interiors, there are plenty of options that offer both. From The Grey to Alchemy, each minimal space offers a revolutionised coffee experience with unique brewing techniques. For adding to your list of must-visit cafés, Emirates Woman has curated a guide to where you need to go next.
    Spend it outdoors

    As temperatures drop in the UAE, outdoor activities are again on our radar. From zip-lining to glamping the options are endless as each outing is complemented with a hint of nature. Whether it’s an alfresco dining experience or an early sunrise trek, there are endless possibilities of activities to tick off your list over the long weekend. To plan ahead, Emirates Woman has curated a unique guide for all the best outdoor activities you don’t want to miss in the UAE.
    Experience this street-style brunch

    Anantara Downtown is set to host you this weekend at their latest Street Art Brunch in Nine7One Courtyard in the heart of Dubai. With an explosion of culinary flavours from different parts of the world, guests can enjoy a delightful range of dishes ranging from empanadas to fresh vongole from the pasta station. With a diverse selection of dishes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. For an elevated street-style experience, DJ Yana ensure all guests are entertained with the latest tunes. The packages start at Dhs295 per person for the soft beverages, Dhs395 for house beverages and Dhs450 for the house beverages package from 1pm to 4pm every Saturday.
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    Dine alfresco

    There’s nothing like dining outdoors with the scintillating views of Dubai’s skyline. From beach clubs to sky-high restaurants, each venue ensures exceptional services accompanied by a delectable menu crafted to perfection. With Instagrammable-worthy spots and DJs playing your favourite tunes, there are several popular hotspots to experience in Dubai. For your next outdoor outing, Emirates Woman has created a luxe guide on where to book ASAP.
    Take a break at this staycation

    Sometimes all you need is a little escape. Spend the long weekend at 25 hours Hotel One Central with your loved ones in the heart of Dubai with a special discount. From November 30 to December 4, 2022, guests can receive upto 40 percent off the room rate with complimentary breakfast at this one-of-a-kind spot. With a host of facilities and dining venues such as Tandoor Tina, Monkey Bar and more, visitors will be spoiled for choice this weekend. The offer is subject to availability and can be booked in advance.
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    Bring on the World Cup fever

    With Dubai in full swing for the World Cup and you haven’t been able to get a hold of a ticket to witness the live-action in Qatar, we have the perfect solution for you. Whether you will be hardcore watching every game, supporting your favourite team, or just wanting to join the festivities. The energy will undoubtedly be undeniable as we witness this landmark in the Middle East and football history. For which spots to visit, Emirates Man lists the top places where to watch the World Cup in Dubai.
    Visit a heritage site

    After unifying in 1971, the UAE has come a long way and there are several spots that mark its rich heritage. This year on December 2, 2022, the UAE will celebrate 51 years since its unification and there are many sites that display the nation’s history. As a homage to the UAE’s long-standing cultural heritage, we’ve created a guide of seven renowned sites to visit in Dubai.
    Go on this nostalgic tour

    To explore the roots of the emirate, Rove Hotels in collaboration with Project Chaiwala and Frying Pan Adventures will be launching an exclusive food and walking tour in Old Dubai. Those joining the tour will start their experience at Rove City Centre, where they’ll enjoy a cup of steaming hot Karak brewed by Project Chaiwala, and then leave the hotel to explore some of the more unknown spots in the city to explore the hidden gems and rediscover the city’s love for tea. This exclusive tour will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 8:45am to 11:45am and 11:45am to 1:45pm for Dhs125 per person.
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    Pick up our December Issue

    For our cover, we are proud to have partnered with global skin guru Dr. Barbara Sturm. In The Skin Superwoman, we discuss what it takes to build and scale without compromising on quality. Sturm is everything you would expect from a powerhouse who has built a brand from the ground up, with laser-sharp attention to detail and second-to-none wit that reflects deep-rooted intelligence. In this issue, we get you ready for party season to close out 2022 and look at taking a break in climates both hot and cold. Soft Touch compiles an edit of the best tactile textures for FW22, The Edit delivers the coolest attire for a vacation en piste and Alanui shows us how to look cool while staying cosy in Après-Ski Attire.
    You can download December’s – The Winter Escape Issue here.
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    In pics: Inside the chicest new restaurant in Dubai


    by Olivia Morris
    17 mins ago

    One of the most beloved restaurants in Dubai has officially opened in a new area of the emirate.
    Couqley Bistro & Bar first came to the UAE from the shores of Beirut in 2016 firmly cementing itself as a hotspot in JLT.
    Now, six years on, the restaurant has added a second location to its roster on the opposite end of the city in Business Bay.
    The Couqley French Brasserie has opened its doors in the Pullman Hotel, adding to the ever-growing dining scene in Downtown Dubai.
    Bringing the same beloved charm to its JLT flagship, the new Couqley space spans an impressive 6,250 square metres designed by Dubai-based Portuguese artist Ana D’Castro encapsulating the true spirit of Paris.
    Featuring an expansive outdoor terrace with views of Dubai Canal and Downtown Dubai, as well as a large indoor space with triple-height ceilings, the restaurant venue features soaring high walls in rich teal, a wooden parquet floor, a centrally located marble-top island bar and a semi-open kitchen creating a direct view of the chefs at work.
    While Couqley French Brasserie is certainly distinct in style, you’ll be welcomed with the same endearing hospitality and exquisite cuisine just like its sister JLT flagship. The Business Bay venue will also be serving up the same weekly dining deals allowing diners to indulge in Couqley’s Business Lunch, Steak Frites Mondays and Ladies Night.
    Take a look inside the brand-new Couqley French Brasserie below.

    The Couqley French Brasserie is located at the Pullman Dubai Downtown. 

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    The founder of Leila Heller Gallery discusses the key to investing in art pieces


    by Sarah Joseph
    30 mins ago

    Leila Heller has gained worldwide recognition as a pioneer in promoting creative dialogue in this part of the world and globally.
    After opening its first international location in Dubai’s Alserkal Avenue, this one-of-a-kind art gallery leaves a lasting impression on contemporary art and culture here in the Middle East.
    To understand more about the process of art curation, Emirates Woman spoke to Leila Heller, founder of the gallery about her approach to art.
    Talk us through your approach to curating an art collection.
    Collecting is definitely an art in itself and one has to be focused on the oeuvre and progression of artists they are collect- ing. There should be a theme or connection between the artists in one way or another. Personally, as a woman, I collect many female artists or art that has women as the subject. Some examples include Shirin Neshat, Marilyn Minter, Soraya Sharghi, Francesca Pasquali, Nan Swid, Mia Fonssagrives Solow, Rachel Lee Hovnanian, Ran Hwang, Mouna Rebeiz, Reza Derakshani, Gulay Semercioglu, Rob Wynn, Melis Buyruk, Hadieh Shafie, Aref Montazeri, and Ana D’Castro. I love abstraction but also texture and my collection have largely become based on materiality and what the work is made of. I also have a theme of modernist artists and contemporary masters such as Damien Hirst, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Fernand Leger, Andre Lhote, Claudia Bravo, Marcos Grigorian, Manoucher Yektai, Farideh Lashai, Henry Moore, Gleize, Renoir, Matisse, and more.

    What advice would you impart to those starting their art collection?
    My biggest advice to art collectors is to love the work you buy. It has to be love at first sight. Then you do your research. Is it in a museum collection, part of biennales or curated shows? This shows the probability of the artist’s success going forward. But first and foremost, it must start with a passion and gut feeling.
    What is the most recent piece the gallery has added to its art collection?
    One of the most re- cent works I have added to my collection is Efe Alatin and Melis Buyruk, two Turkish artists who I have added personally to my collection but also to the gallery’s roster of artists.
    NFTs have rewritten the rules of the game. How has this impacted the art world?
    They became a craze but like many other trends, they have stabilised. Nonetheless, they have now been written into the canon of art history and definitely speak to this new age of technology. How do you suggest collectors take care of their pieces? In order to keep works of art in perfect condition for years to come, the best is to make sure they are not exposed to extreme temperatures of heat or cold as that can damage paintings, works on paper, and sculptures. Additionally, any work on paper should be behind a museum glass so that any sunlight does not discolour the paper and any bronze or metal sculptures should not be exposed to extreme humidity as they may rust. When cleaning art a feather duster is a good idea to gently remove dust from sculptures and paintings. No chemical cleaners or solutions should be used to clean any artwork at home.
    What value can working with an art consultant have on the curation process?
    This is a tricky question as there are different types. I know many extremely professional art advisors who are very educated in the field of art and have great experience working in museums, galleries, or other respectable art venues. Then there are others who call themselves art consultants without true knowledge of the art world, art history, or the art market, but use their connections to sell art. There are very honest and straightforward art advisors who have a fee structure they discuss with the client in advance and try their best on behalf of their client to negotiate down the price. However, there are many art consultants who get fees from both sides which aren’t done professionally. It is misleading in every way and prejudicial as they are paid from both sides. An art consultant can impose their own views on their client, so a client has to be aware and do their own due diligence and research to make sure it is a beneficial purchase. Some- times art consultants can be biased in their recommendations due to financial gain. How- ever, I do work with many art consultants who are extremely knowledgeable and helpful to both the buyer and the seller. If one would like to hire one, they should make sure to do their research to find a reputable person.

    What is your approach to art curation for an event?
    As I have worked in several museums, I have been trained as a curator. This experience has been a big help to me in curating my own shows in the gallery or curating shows in other venues and locations. I will come up with a concept or idea, and every artist I choose has a connection to the theme. A well-curated exhibition is a delight to view and a badly curated exhibition can be a detriment to the exhibition and the artist it features. Every show in my gallery, unless I have a guest curator, is curated by myself and I take great joy in doing so. The placement is all hand-chosen by me and I try to always find the synergy between each work included. When I work with a collector, I also often curate the works in their home, placing the works to create a dialogue between them and ensuring everything flows. Lighting and framing are big components of a well-curated exhibition. Works need to have room to breathe and show themselves in all of their glory to create a cohesive presence.
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    Here’s your last chance to book a spot at Dubai’s coolest party of the year


    by Team Emirates Woman
    50 mins ago

    IN PARTNERSHIP: Now the cooler weather has arrived in the UAE, we’re spoilt for choice of things to do on the weekend. However, this Sunday, we’ve got your plans sorted for you.
    Spend this weekend soaking up the sun at Twiggy Dubai in the company of DJ Valeron – but you’ll need to book in fast as spots are filling up!
    Known for his legendary live performances in party hotspot Mykonos, the world-renowned DJ will take to the decks in the emirate on November 27, 2022, at the luxe beach club at the Park Hyatt Dubai.
    With Provence-inspired decor with pastel and cream hues and touches of rattan, party the day away with your nearest and dearest.

    Opt for one of the beach club’s luxe loungers priced at Dhs350 per guest.
    For bigger groups the lounge packages are ideal – the Gold Lounge includes up to six guests, priced at Dhs6,000; the Platinum Lounge includes up to six guests, priced at Dhs8,000; and the VIP Lounge includes up to eight guests, priced at Dhs10,000. All of these packages are redeemable on F&B.
    Dine poolside as you listen to DJ Valeron hit the decks playing a plethora of club hits. With a menu curated by the expertise of Chef Fabio Luz, indulge in an array of Mediterranean-inspired dishes from the classic burrata to a refreshing lentil salad to royal prawns to black truffle pizza.
    For more information visit, contact +97146021105 or 
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    Watch: This video proves Sheikh Hamdan is the most humble royal


    by Sarah Joseph
    2 hours ago

    With the Dubai Fitness Challenge in full swing, Dubai’s Crown Prince, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum led the world’s largest fun run with total humility.
    Seen stretching and exercising before the Dubai Run, Sheikh Hamdan led the way at the most anticipated fitness event of the year on Sheikh Zayed road, which turned into a running track for athletes, UAE residents and tourists.
    A host of fitness enthusiasts spoke about the delight of running next to Dubai’s Crown Prince on Sheikh Zayed Road, with some recalling His Highness “shook our hands and waved at us”.
    Fazza shared a series of photos on his Instagram page with the caption, “More than 193,000 ran together – thank you #Dubai.”

    Post-event His Highness shared his gratitude for all those who turned out for the Dubai Run saying he was “moved by the strength of our community and seeing what we can achieve when we work together”.
    As a myriad of fitness enthusiasts of all ages, skills and abilities participated in the 5-kilometre run where he shook hands with runners and smiled at others.

    The exhilarating run spanned across two main routes of 5km and 10km, each of which went through the Dubai Canal, Dubai World Trade Centre, Museum of the Future and other prominent landmarks.
    Designed to transform the emirate into one of the most active cities, Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) is an initiative that has always focused on. Through a month of all-inclusive, free fitness events and other leading fitness challenges, Fazza ensures the UAE continues to succeed in this path.
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    UAE National Day 2022: 7 heritage sites to visit in Dubai


    by Sarah Joseph
    59 mins ago

    After unifying in 1971, the UAE has come a long way and there are several spots that mark its rich heritage.
    This year on December 2, 2022, the UAE will celebrate 51 years since its unification and there are many sites that display the nation’s history.
    As a homage to the UAE’s long-standing cultural heritage, here are seven renowned sites to visit in Dubai.
    Coffee Museum

    Designed to pay homage to the UAE’s coffee culture, this concept features different roasting and brewing styles close to the country’s heritage. From Middle Eastern techniques to a wide selection of coffee documentaries, visitors are educated about the ins and outside of its historical significance in Dubai. Located in Al Fahidi in Bur Dubai, this heritage hub promises a relaxing atmosphere with traditional regional architecture.
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    Etihad Museum

    Designed to highlight the nation’s history and how the seven emirates came to unity 1971, this heritage site displays a fascinating collection of artefacts. The museum is a masterful tribute to the manuscripts on which the union agreement was originally signed. With key photographs and interactive audio-visual exhibits, visitors can experience the UAE’s archival symbolism in a creative manner. Located in Jumeriah St. 1, it’s open daily from 10am to 8pm.
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    Old Souq

    This expansive area is nothing short of lavish gold jewellery, handwoven fabrics, traditional oud perfumes and exquisite souvenirs. For visitors and tourists wanting to take back a piece of the UAE, they can opt for bespoke jewellery pieces as a special memento. Known for an array of exotic spices, this neighbourhood has a plethora of high-quality spices and locally-blended teas to take home. Additionally, visitors can discover the colourful textile market in the heart of Bur Dubai.
    Hatta Heritage Village

    Go back in time to the life of ancient villagers with a host of citadels, forts and towers in Dubai’s mountain town. With springs and lush valleys, visitors can experience the life of villagers who have adopted a sustainable technique of living. To visit nature’s beauty first-hand, the Hatta Dam provides activities such as kayaking for that picturesque spot. For an insight into the UAE’s traditional techniques, visitors can view the villagers’ inherited traditions that include jewellery making, weaponry, pottery and more for an ideal afternoon getaway.
    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Centre for Cultural Understanding

    Founded in 1998, this centre was founded to educate expats from different communities living and visiting the UAE. Located in a beautifully restored wind tower house in the historic, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood in Bur Dubai, where visitors can interact with local Emiratis and learn about traditional cuisine. With a 360-degree experience, guests can take a seat on the Bedouin-style carpets and indulge in a traditional Emirati meal, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner and experience a guided tour of the neighbourhood.
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    Arabian Tea House

    To experience fine Emirati hospitality, this venue has provided the first Emirati cuisine since 1997. With authentic elements such as rattan chairs, lace curtains, turquoise benches, visitors can enjoy a cup of traditional Arabic coffee known as gahwa to explore the city’s past. As a relaxing oasis to talk and unwind, customers can go back in time to when old architecture reigned supreme. This concept is situated in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood which was previously known as Al Bastakiya.
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    Dubai Museum

    To delve into life before the discovery of oil, this ancient museum takes visitors on an unseen journey in a quaint, low-slung military fort from the 1700s. From pearl diving to fishing, light is shed upon ancient occupation and other archaeological finds. The galleries recreate scenes from the creek, traditional Arab houses, mosques, the souk, date farms and desert and marine life. Again, the museum is situated in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood. Built in 1787, this fort was once the monarch’s base and highlights the history of the UAE.
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    12 fabulous things to do in Dubai (and Abu Dhabi) this weekend


    by Olivia Morris
    4 hours ago

    Your ultimate guide to this weekend in Dubai and Abu Dhabi – November 18 to November 20, 2022.
    F1 in Abu Dhabi

    The F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is making its return for 2022 this weekend with the best in racecar driving set to descend upon the UAE capital. In tandem, there’s also plenty happening in the emirate including huge post-race concerts – Kendrick Lamar will be performing on Saturday night, while Def Leopard will take to the stage on Sunday.
    Brunch time

    Dine in style for brunch this weekend at Ongaku, the hidden bar within Clap. The popular nightlife hotspot comes alive in the day every Saturday from 12.30pm to 4pm. The luxe brunch includes a huge sushi station, prawn cocktail tower, fresh oyster section, dedicated ceviche station and more – and this is just the starters! For mains enjoy the black cod, pistachio crusted baby chicken and beef sando and an indulgent surprise courtesy of the chef, all served family-style with sides of grilled vegetables and wasabi mash. Prices for the brunch start at Dhs495.
    Dior arrives at Nammos

    A unique Dior pop-up store has recently opened its doors for the second year at Nammos in the Four Season Hotel in Dubai. The fascinating architectural installation of the pop-up unveils the latest Dior Cruise 2023 collection with an exclusive selection available only in Dubai.
    A picture of health

    Biolite, Dubai’s premier aesthetic clinic for over 15 years, has launched the region’s first Healthness Centre, offering a personalised and preventative approach to aesthetics, health, and longevity with the aim of optimizing the client’s overall health and ageing process. The concept is formed of carefully crafted health and wellness modalities supporting longevity, nutrition, and sleep, developed, and designed through years of research by the Biolite advisory board and founder, Mona Mirza. The new centre takes you on a health journey with a comprehensive consultation with an integrative medicine doctor, IFMCP certified. Unlike a typical GP visit, the examination starts with innovative preventative diagnostic testing and extensive health intake designed to accumulate as much information as possible. Genetic testing, tracking of functional biomarkers, microbiome analysis are just some of the tests clients do in the process. Visit their website for more details.
    Italian feast

    Enjoy a classic rituale Italiano at Fi’lia – the Aperitivo. Traditionally known as a way of ‘opening the palate’, guests can enjoy a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages paired with light bites from 4 to 6pm daily. The perfect way to relax and unwind, the Aperitivo is served in the lounge area adjacently located to Fi’lia and guests can expect Italian classics such as beef tartare, vitello tonnato and an antipasti platter amongst other culinary delights.
    Kick-off time

    World Cup fever is officially underway. Taking place in Qatar, the official kick-off takes place this Sunday, November 20. If you haven’t been able to snag yourself a ticket to the live action in Qatar, there’s plenty of places to watch here in Dubai. Take a look at our Emirates Man edit here.
    The Dubai Run

    This Sunday, November 20, the fourth edition of Dubai Run – one of the key highlights of Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) – will take place. Runners of all ages and fitness abilities are able to register and enjoy a once-a-year chance to run along Dubai’s iconic Sheikh Zayed Road with two routes to choose from: a 10km route and a 5km route. Register for the Dubai Run here.
    Escape to the desert

    At long last, the best weather of the year has arrived in the UAE. Long gone are humid days and nights paired with the sweltering heat and the cooler temperatures and outdoor weather is here to stay for the foreseeable future. With that comes the return of the UAE’s beloved desert cafés and concepts. To keep you in the know, we’ve rounded up some of the best desert cafés to visit in the UAE this winter – click here to read the full edit.
    A fashion pop-up

    Homegrown fashion label Second Summer has teamed up with beachside hotspot Koko Bay to launch a month-long pop up La Sol Shop. KoKo Bay will play host to an immersive pop up with Second Summer’s consciously curated collection of seasonal lines made up of effortlessly cool pieces that will be retailed at the Bali inspired restaurant. Given that the cooler weather is finally here, it’s the perfect time to visit this seasonal pop-up.
    The Lion King comes to Abu Dhabi

    This weekend marks the first of The Lion King musical in Abu Dhabi after launching on November 16. The popular Broadway musical is being performed at the Etihad Arena until December 10 and you can book tickets here.
    Burger time

    Indulge this weekend on some succulent sliders from London Slide this weekend. Located at Bluewaters Island, the casual dining venue brings the “grace of essence” of London to the shores of Dubai. From sliders packed with shredded blue lobster to Wagyu beed with shaved truffle, this haven offers bite-sized eats with something on offer for everyone.
    Pick up the latest copy of Emirates Woman

    For November, we are proud to present The Collectors Issue. We are proud to have partnered with Louis Vuitton for our cover shoot – an incredibly fitting brand for the theme of this issue as their luggage is a multi-generational icon. We shot their CR23 collection with rising star and Saudi model Taleedah Tamer. In this issue, we share an incredible collection of stories, women and voices. For us, depth is a priority as without this there is no value. We champion collected wisdom, learnings and understanding as paramount in importance, as well as the aesthetic symbols which bring peace or sentiment. Pick up a copy in stores now or download the issue here.
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    UAE confirms public holiday dates for Commemoration Day and National Day


    by Olivia Morris
    35 mins ago

    The UAE cabinet has confirmed the public holiday dates Commemoration Day and National Day this year.
    It was announced via state news agency WAM that the public holiday will commence on Thursday, December 1 and will be observed through to Saturday, December 3, with work set to resume on Monday, December 5.
    December 1 will mark Commemoration Day, which was previously known as Martyrs’ Day. The day is held in remembrance of those who served as members of the UAE armed forces and gave their lives to their country in service.

    #UAE Cabinet approves holidays of the Commemoration Day and the #UAENationalDay51 for 2022.#WamNews
    — WAM English (@WAMNEWS_ENG) November 17, 2022

    The following day, December 2, is UAE National Day which marks the unification of the seven emirates and the creation of the UAE as a nation. This year the UAE will celebrate its 51st National Day.
    While it is presumed both the public and private sectors will have the same number of days off to mark Commemoration Day and National Day, it remains to be confirmed by relevant authorities.
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