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    Dubai’s Raffles The Palm is now offering an ultra-luxe membership programme


    by Team Emirates Woman
    1 hour ago

    IN PARTNERSHIP: For the ultimate rejuvenation, Raffles, The Palm has launched an elite membership programme to experience.
    The ultra-luxurious resort offers a holistic approach to hospitality with its all-in-one programme set to offer a myriad of unparalleled benefits throughout the year across stays, dining, wellness, and fitness experiences at the resort.

    For an idyllic escape, the property offers unlimited Raffles Club Access, private cabana preferred bookings and once-a-year 24/7 concierge services.
    Guests can embark on a culinary adventure with an array of benefits including a complimentary Chef’s table experience at Matagi with authentic Japanese cuisine along with brunch and afternoon tea experiences for up to four guests and 25 percent off food and beverages across all the restaurants.

    Matagi at Raffles The Palm
    If you’re looking to unwind, the property’s ultra-luxe spa Cinq Mondes Spa, promises a sanctuary of blissful well-being with an array of world-class services and treatments including wellness services for a holistic approach to living. Customers will have access to six 60-minute Royal Balinese Massages for single membership members and six Wellnamis Binaural Acoustic and Vibrational Therapies with three for singles membership members. For a refined retail experience, members can avail 10 percent off on all Cinq Mondes retail products and 20 percent off the spa menu with access to the indoor pool, gym and unlimited outdoor pool and beach access.

    Cinq Mondes Spa at Raffles The Palm
    In addition to all the benefits, each customer also receives silver, gold, platinum and diamond membership including full access to exclusive Diamond members benefits such as suite night upgrades, access to the Executive lounge and free breakfast on the weekends.

    Piatti by the Beach
    Priced at Dhs60,000 for a single membership and Dhs80,000 for a couple’s membership, customers can rejuvenate at this oasis that’s ideal for families, couples and everyone all throughout the year. To sign up for all the exclusive benefits visit
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    30 Sheikh Hamdan-approved restaurants in Dubai you need to try ASAP

    When it comes to knowing the best restaurants to dine at in Dubai, the emirate’s Crown Prince always knows best.
    From sophisticated alfresco havens to all the authentic food choices, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is regularly seen dining out at some of the best F&B concepts Dubai has to offer.
    No stranger to Dubai’s foodie scene, when it comes to dining at the city’s fine-dining spots, Fazza knows best. From alfresco havens to new speakeasies, Dubai’s Crown Prince has paid a visit to a myriad of restaurants, to ensure he’s always on top of the food game.
    If you’re in need of some inspo on where to dine next, Emirates Woman has curated a list of all the sophisticated restaurants that have received Sheikh Hamdan’s stamp of approval.
    L’Amo Bistro del Mare

    Sheikh Hamdan made a visit to L’Amo Bistro del Mare in May 2022, an Italian restaurant that opened its doors at Dubai Harbour this year. The waterfront restaurant welcomed His Highness for lunch on Saturday. The Dubai Crown Prince also posed for a photo with Chef Lorenzo Buccarini, Carlo Tinelli, General Manager of the restaurant and Piero Giglio, MD & Partner of MINE Lifestyle Managing. This upscale seafood restaurant is a partnership between Sunset Hospitality Group and Mine and Yours Group, making this yet another notable addition to the Dubai dining scene. From signature dishes such as red and violet prawns, delicate sea urchins, Margherita Pinsa and Italian oysters and scallops, the restaurant is sure to transport visitors to the rustic streets of Italy with every serving of each dish. With freshly caught seafood, the flavours are enhanced to capture the essence of the Mediterranean sea.Situated in the heart of the city at the Dubai Harbour Yacht Club, L’Amo Bistro Del Mare is open daily from 12pm to 3pm and 7pm to midnight.

    Spotted at Chef Izu’s latest venue, Alaya in DIFC this month, Sheikh Hamdan gave the restaurant his royal seal of approval.Masterminded by Chef Izu and one of Emirates Man’s former cover stars Evgeny Kuzin, the concept is nothing short of extraordinary, with a combination of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences. Inspired by their travels, each dish is prepared with the freshest ingredients. After only opening last month, the restaurant has gained quite a bit of traction as the duo has brought a new concept to DIFC. By taking each visitor on a culinary journey, the warm inviting space, ensures guests feel at home from the moment they enter.
    La Maison Ani

    On one of his most recent foodie outings, Sheikh Hamdan paid a visit to a brand new concept by Chef Izu Ani and Evgeny Kuzin. Fazza stopped by La Maison Ani at the end of May 2022 just weeks after it officially opened.  The restaurant’s team described it as an “honour” to welcome the Crown Prince, sharing a photo from his visit. “It was a complete honour and privilege to host The Crown Prince @faz3 at La Maison Ani by Chef Izu,” they said. “The first of many visits we hope.”

    This restaurant is already a household name in London and Las Vegas. Having arrived in Dubai late last year, SUSHISAMBA has already made its mark on the emirate. So much so, Sheikh Hamdan thought it fit to host one of his most famous friends at the restaurant on his recent visit to Dubai. The emirate’s Crown Prince was seen visiting the hotspot with famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. In late January, the pair enjoyed lunch together with some of their entourage. We’re definitely adding this new hotspot to our list of must-trys.
    11 Woodfire

    For one of the first outings in 2022, Sheikh Hamdan visited this new concept – the brainchild of chef Akmal Anuar and Ahmass Fakahany, CEO and Founder of Atelier House Hospitality – which opened later last year. Located in a villa on Jumeirah Beach Road, 11 Woodfire opened in November 2021. Sharing the news of the Crown Prince’s visit to 11 Woodfire with a photograph, the restaurant said it was an “honour” to host him.

    This picturesque new restaurant brings a piece of Aegean paradise to the heart of Dubai. Situated at the Address Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan was spotted there in January 2022. This outdoor venue perfectly captures views of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountains which were captured in Sheikh Hamdan’s story. From fresh seafood to a plethora of must-try dishes, these delectable mezes are sure to be savoured with your loved ones as Dubai’s Crown prince did.

    Gohan, the new Japanese speakeasy by the team at La Cantine du Faubourg is one of the latest hotspots to visit. The space is quite intimate being able to seat no more than 30 diners at a time and Fazza gave his stamp of approval in late 2021. While the restaurant may have been a well-kept secret previously, now that Fazza has paid a visit the word about Gohan is well and truly out.
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    The Arts Club

    This sophisticated private members-only club is situated in the heart of DIFC. Having welcomed Sheikh Hamdan last year, this ultra-luxe venue was honoured to have him and even posted a picture on their feed. The Crown Prince enjoyed a hearty meal at Rōhen.
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    Mimi Kakushi

    Known for their cosy interiors and ultra-luxe décor, this restaurant is a must-visit with all the Japanese classics under one roof. On the UAE’s 50th National Day, Sheikh Hamdan paid a visit and was so impressed by hospitality and service as he celebrated the country’s birthday.
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    Sheikh Hamdan’s a fan, and so are we. This contemporary Japanese restaurant opened back in 2020 and Sheikh Hamdan was one of the first to visit post-lockdown. Known for its contemporary Japanese robatayaki cuisine and sushi, this restaurant has become a firm favourite on the Dubai dining scene.
    Twiggy by La Cantine

    The Crown Prince of Dubai stopped by this incredible venue late last year and no doubt enjoyed the impeccable views that Twiggy has to offer. At the time, Sheikh Hamdan shared a series of images on his Instagram story of some of the exquisite cuisine he was enjoying. Twiggy by La Cantine opened at the beginning of 2021 and it’s safe to say it has been the go-to hotspot for Mediterranean dining in Dubai.

    Bringing the charm of Greek cuisine to Dubai, this restaurant provides an unforgettable experience with authentic Mediterranean hospitality offering culinary textures and aromas to your plate. Located in Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR, Fazza has previously been spotted dining there.
    Sal at the Burj Al Arab

    In mid-December 2020, the Crown Prince of Dubai was pictured at Sal at the Burj Al Arab. This restaurant opened its doors back in September 2020 and has been a popular destination for restaurant-goers ever since. It offers guests endless ocean views with seamless service and a sophisticated menu. Described as “barefoot luxury meets Southern European culinary excellence”, the restaurant also comes fully equipped with a 100-metre infinity pool to relax at after a delightful meal.
    Caviar Kaspia

    Fresh from the hustle and bustle of Paris, Caviar Kaspia opened its first venue outside the French capital in Dubai late last year. One of the first people to visit was the Crown Prince of Dubai. A photo of Fazza’s visit was posted to the restaurant’s Instagram page, where His Highness was seen posing with a Matryoshka Doll, which is a signature to the restaurant and is known to hold caviar.
    The MAINE Land Brasserie

    Sheikh Hamdan and his entourage visited this luxe steakhouse located in the ME by Melia Hotel in Business Bay at the beginning of 2021. It’s the third restaurant in Dubai by restauranteur Joey Ghazal and has become a firm favourite on the Dubai dining scene.
    Avli by Tashas

    Having opened just over three years ago in January 2019, Sheikh Hamdan is a frequent visitor to Avli by tashas in DIFC. The restaurant captures the essence of Greek cuisine combined with a chic and sophisticated space reminiscent of the Mediterranean.

    Loved by Sheikh Hamdan, Gaia is the brainchild of Chef Izu. The restaurant encompasses the Greek Goddess of Earth, the mother of the sun, the mountains and the sea and is the inspiration for each exquisite Mediterranean dish. In January 2019, the Crown Prince of Dubai and his father, the Ruler of Dubai, were spotted dining at the Grecian-inspired restaurant. But even before that, Sheikh Hamdan gave Gaia his seal of approval back just five days after it opened in October 2018. After his visit, Chef Izu posted a cheeky picture with the Dubai royal, as he sported a wide grin.
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    Il Borro

    This high-class Tuscan Bistro welcomed the Crown Prince of Dubai along with his team, with authentic cuisine and dishes that are made with ingredients that are freshly imported for a bespoke Italian experience. In 2021, it was one of the first outings Sheikh Hamdan made following the announcement he has become a father to twins, Rashid and Sheikha.

    While continuing to extend his support to several homegrown restaurants in the UAE, Sheikh Hamdan has been a long-time fan of Chef Izu, the brainchild behind two notable restaurants in the UAE. Seen posing in this snap with Chef Izu, Sheikh Hamdan paid a visit to Carine, located in Emirates Golf Club. At the time of his visit, the Dubai-based restauranteur said, “Always an honour and great pleasure to have HH Sheikh Hamdan with us at Carine.”
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    L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

    Adding another high-end eatery to his list of restaurants with his stamp of approval is L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon. His Highness paid a visit to the eatery to the authentic French restaurant in June 2021, with a photo being shared by the DIFC-based restaurant on their official Instagram page. This establishment is famed for its celebrity clientele alongside its Michelin star cuisine which offers guests dishes including a crispy poached egg with caviar, truffle pizza and Dover sole à la plancha, all prepared in front of the guests.
    Gudee Pizza Café

    Known for their Afghani specialities, this eatery pushes beyond the borders of authentic cuisine in the heart of Dubai, with some of the most creative pizza combinations offered under one roof in the highly comforting atmosphere with a modern interpretation of the aforementioned cuisine with innovative desserts. Located at Gate Avenue mall level in DIFC, the Crown Prince’s uncle, Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum, also known as Uncle Saeed on Instagram, is a regular at Gudees.
    BB Social Dining

    The homegrown concept serving Eastern cuisine has a compact space offering various cuisine options. Located in Gate village 8 DIFC, the atmosphere is both sophisticated and elegant.

    After having spotted Sheikh Hamdan at this stunning seafood restaurant, he posed for a picture with the head of operations and also seemed to enjoy the restaurant’s freshly baked bread with one of the lighthouse salads on his visit.

    This Mediterranean-inspired travel-themed café is extremely Instagrammable and is known for its topographic design. Located in Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue extension, the theme of the restaurant has certainly caught everyone’s attention.
    She Burger

    Are there any burger fans here? Then you would be happy to know that Fazza is a fan of this edgy urban burger chain. Open in Dar Wasl Mall, the burger place caters to chicken and beef lovers alike, and if you are vegetarian, then you should try She Burger’s ‘Krazy Kale’ or ‘Avo Salad’ salads.

    Located in the popular tourist spot of Souk Madinat Jumeirah, the Crown Prince of Dubai has previously made a visit to this quaint Greek restaurant. Taverna is located on the waterfront of Souk Madinat Jumeirah and embodies the true rustic charm of Greece with exposed wood, white walls and neutral tones used throughout the venue.

    A Mykonos favourite, Nammos Dubai offers incredible views of the Arabian Seam, as well as incredible cuisine.  the iconic Dubai Skyline – if you’re looking for a fun afternoon, this is the location. Sheikh Hamdan made a visit at this delicious eatery back in December 2019.

    This popular spot first opened back in 2018 and one of the first to visit was Sheikh Hamdan. Located in the secluded area of La Mer, the Masti menu offers a reinterpretation of Indian cuisine, designed to share.
    CZN Burak

    This Turkish-Middle Eastern restaurant is the first Dubai-based establishment for Chef CZN Burak, who is hugely popular on social media with over 17 million followers and already has three popular restaurants in his home country of Turkey. In late 2020, he decided to crack the Dubai F&B space and within the first month of opening welcomed Sheikh Hamdan to his Downtown Dubai venue.

    This uber-chic Mediterranean and Greek experience is inspired by modern and contemporary testes in a lively atmosphere. By bringing warm Emirati hospitality in a luxurious setting, the restaurant is definitely a hit amongst all its visitors. Fazza visited the restaurant in June 2019 and the team shared an image with the caption: “We are always blessed and honored to have HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum dine with us.”
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    Mother’s Day 2023: Where to treat your mum in Dubai on this special occasion


    by Sarah Joseph
    3 hours ago

    Mothers truly deserve the world every single day.
    If you’re looking to make her feel a little extra special on the upcoming Mother’s Day on March 21, 2023, we’re here to guide you.
    From a memorable afternoon tea to a sophisticated fine-dining experience, there’s a myriad of experiences to make this year an unforgettable one.
    So, to ensure your plans are sorted, Emirates Woman has curated the ultimate guide of experiences to cherish with her.
    Indulge in some sweet treats

    One of Dubai’s most popular dining spots, Carine celebrates a sweet collaboration with the beautiful bakery Mémère Coco. Available until March 21, 2023, guests are invited to indulge in a selection of delicate and fanciful cakes, freshly baked daily by Carine Ani’s homegrown brand Mémère Coco. Inheriting her love and skill for baking from her beloved grandmother, Carine Ani launched Mémère Coco as an ode to her. Blessed with wonderous memories of her grandparents and her childhood, and the nostalgia of baking and enjoying precious moments, Carine was inspired to continue that legacy with Mémère Coco. Recreating treasured and humble recipes and new signature bakes, every sweet treat is baked by Carine Ani herself. From 12pm daily, guests can enjoy Carine’s elegant French Mediterranean-inspired cuisine for lunch & dinner, while breakfast is served every weekend from 9-1pm. Located at Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills 2, this restaurant is a must-visit.
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    Experience Neapolitan cuisine

    Scalini welcomes you and your loved ones to revel in an evening steeped in Neapolitan heritage and tradition with a tantalising live mozzarella preparation and a special performance from renowned neo melodical singer Tony Cossentino. Throughout the month of March, the restaurant celebrates the arrival of spring with an exquisite menu of specially curated dishes that exude the essence of primavera and an exhilarating evening of entertainment to honour Mother’s Day. From 7pm guests can indulge in Scalini’s signature dishes alongside the special menu that pays tribute to the gastronomical regions of Italy on March 21, 2023. Dishes start from Dhs35 and it’s located at Restaurant Village, Four Seasons Resort.
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    Unwind at a Parisian afternoon tea

    TWG Tea, the luxury tea brand, has created a special Mother’s Day offering that will delight any mum. Priced at Dhs218, the Parisian Afternoon Tea for two is a delicately infused gastronomic experience that pairs TWG Tea’s finest blends with an assortment of tea-infused finger sandwiches, truffle croques, freshly-baked muffins, scones, and pastries. Additionally, TWG Tea has also curated a selection of floral tea blends perfect for sharing quality time and memories with your mother. The Breakfast Queen Tea is a vivacious blend of precious green teas brilliantly balanced with notes of sweet lemon and a fragrant hint of rose, giving an enveloping floral aroma fit for her royal highness. This exclusive afternoon is available now at the TWG Tea Salon at Dubai Mall.
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    Stock up her vanity shelf

    Show your love and appreciation for your mum with our exquisite collection of Mother’s Day gift sets, available exclusively at Eluxura. Explore the selection of rare and luxurious skincare and perfume sets for her to stock up on her vanity shelf. For a special discount, the code ‘SET10’ for a 10 percent discount on the selected gift sets will be applied with free delivery on orders above Dhs250. So happy browsing, for your mum.
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    Take her through a self-care journey

    Honour the wonderful women in your life on 21 March 2023 with special Mother’s Day events at Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel and treat her to a special spa treatment. Your mom deserves to take the weight off her feet. Surprise her with a visit to Anantara Spa where you can enjoy a day of indulgence. Take advantage of our facilities before and after a facial treatment of your choice. A complimentary 30-minute foot massage is included for every facial booked. This offer is available throughout March for Dhs600 per person.
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    Savour a special dessert

    LPM Restaurant & Bar, the home of the French Mediterranean, will offer guests the chance to indulge in a Tarte Tatin with Citrus-infused Greek Yogurt. This delectable dessert is sure to transport you back to simpler times and make the perfect addition to any Mother’s Day celebration. The dessert will be available until March 21, 2023 for only Dhs52. Located in the heart of DIFC, this restaurant is a must-visit.
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    Soak up the sun

    This Mother’s Day, let Palazzo Versace Dubai take care of the planning for you, and choose from a range of special offers in honour of the most special lady in your life. Located in the idyllic Dubai Creek, the extravagant hotel has curated a range of culinary, spa and pool offers, so you can celebrate Mother’s Day in style. Mums can enjoy a variety of delectable dishes while dining in one of Palazzo Versace’s award-winning restaurants or spend the day at the hotel’s pool while soaking up the sun. You can take your mum out for a memorable pool day at La Piscina, where from 1-4pm ladies can enjoy three complementary drinks upon ordering a dish and spend the afternoon lounging in the picturesque setting of the pool. Whichever way you choose to honour mum on her special day, Palazzo Versace Dubai has you covered.
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    Impress her with a bespoke cake

    The Cake Boutique by Waldorf Astoria DIFC takes inspiration from the colourful blooms and impresses with their latest Mother’s Day celebration desserts. To honour mothers on this day, they’ve introduced a coral-themed floral collection featuring stunning cakesicles and a Mommy & Me duo cake of coral hues and intricate floral designs. The Cake Boutique’s Mother’s Day Collection is a delicious delight, and their very own award-winning cake artist Beth Lauren has yet again outdone herself. The cakesicle set is priced at Dhs295 and the Mommy & Me Cake set is priced at Dhs395.
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    Mother’s Day 2023: All the florists to brighten up your mum’s day


    by Sarah Joseph
    3 hours ago

    Show your mum how much she means to you with a lush bouquet arrangement.
    With the Mother’s Day celebrations, all set to take place on March 21, 2023, there’s a host of florists in the UAE that source beautiful bouquets with guaranteed freshness.
    As a symbol of love and devotion, flowers are the best way to appreciate your birth giver. To help you choose, Emirates Woman has curated a guide of the best editor-approved florists for gifting on this special occasion.
    Darcey Flowers

    With a variety of best-selling floral arrangements, customers can choose a bouquet that best resonates with their mother. From bespoke ‘MOM’ floral pieces to lush bouquets featuring colours that coffee lovers will appreciate. Designed to uplift her day, the arrangements include new innovations in terms of design. Founded by Albert Tranquilino, Darcey Flowers is always thinking beyond and creates bouquets with arrangements such as hydrangeas and White Syringas featuring warm hues. Featuring a variety of options, there’s something for everyone.
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    For XXL arrangements should be your go-to florist. Designed to make any occasion extravagant. As the UAE’s leading floral boutique, they offer delivery throughout Dubai and the UAE with flowers imported from Holland and Ecuador with impeccable customer service. Designed in various shades, the pieces ensure long-lasting freshness throughout the day. From roses to tulips, you can opt for a bouquet that best fits your home. Choose from an array of options on the website and even send a token of appreciation to a loved one in your life.
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    Bella Fleur

    Bella Fleur will help its customers to brighten a centuries-old tradition of flower gifting. The brand creates elegant Mother’s Day flower bouquets, blooming boxes, and charming cake cases. From a graceful bouquet of white flowers to boxes with bouquets and a candle, mothers can feel special on this day and beyond. With lush designs binging something unique and special to the floral space in Dubai, Bella Fleur strives to spread warmth, joy and happiness through their bespoke floral service; especially focusing on putting a spotlight on unique arrangements.
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    Events by MOD

    Founded by Mohammed & Sanad in 2020, the company began a 360-design wedding service concept and eventually branched into luxury bespoke event services. With a valley of handpicked, customised florals, customers can request private orders and a series of one-of-a-kind arrangements. With fine attention to detail, the concepts offer unique floral arrangements for gifting purposes including Mother’s Day.
    For more information visit modevents. ae
    The Flower Society

    Founded by entrepreneur Zoya Sakr, this luxe floral boutique offers a myriad of eye-catching bouquet that will uplift your Mother’s Day. Make a wish the traditional way, and delve into the collection for a world of possibilities who wouldn’t like to receive this crafty-chic bouquet and want to be the person gifting it. From heart-shaped large bouquets to a DIY kit designed to set up your own arrangement, the options are endless.
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    In pics: Throwback to Sheikha Mahra’s most adorable childhood moments


    by Sarah Joseph
    4 hours ago

    Sheikha Mahra shares a series of heartfelt portraits to her audience on social media.
    Shared to her official Instagram page, the daughter of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai gives her 137k fans an insight into her childhood with a series of adorable pictures from her childhood.
    Ever since she was young, equestrian activities have been a core component of Sheikha Mahra’s childhood and the old pictures on his feed portray the same.
    Known for her generosity and to continuously support the local community, this royal always empowers women around her. With her philanthropic efforts playing a key role to raise awareness about different issues in society, her kindness and generosity are truly irreplaceable.
    After sharing the images on her feed, several fans were in awe of the photos and even commented with the words “Heaven on earth”.
    As Emirates Woman scrolls through Sheikha Mahra’s Instagram there are a host of throwback moments that shed light on her memorable moments as a young girl

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    8 outdoor activities to try in the UAE this winter


    by Sarah Joseph
    2 hours ago

    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.
    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.
    Go sky high

    The first to operate balloon flights in the northern Emirates, ActionFlight, has recently launched in Ras Al Khaimah. The flight will take visitors soaring over the rolling terracotta dunes for awe-inspiring sunrise views of the Emirate’s breathtaking natural landscapes. Operating seven days a week during the ballooning season, the picturesque experience sets afloat in the Al Wadi desert, where guests will board the 450,000 cubic feet balloon standing at a colossal 34.6m. Taking flight just before sunrise, the journey lasts approximately 60-minutes where visitors can marvel at the illuminated desert dunes, majestic Hajar mountains and glistening coastline and might even be able to spot special appearances from the indigenous wildlife. The full package includes complimentary transportation from anywhere within Ras Al Khaimah and transfer options from other Emirates with an additional fee. Guests can relax and unwind as they indulge in a decadent selection of dishes and be treated to a fascinating bird of prey show with native Arabian falcons, owls and hawks. Post-trip, all passengers will take home a souvenir flight certificate signed by the Balloon Pilot as a memento from the extraordinary experience. The full package includes complimentary transportation from anywhere within Ras Al Khaimah and transfer options from other Emirates with an additional fee. The family-friendly flight has the capacity to carry up to 20 passengers and for those looking for a more intimate experience, private compartment and flight bookings are available on request. ActionFlight will run flights seven days per week, flight availability may be subject to change due to weather conditions. Kids under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets start at Dhs1,315 per adult and Dhs1,155 per child inclusive of the flight and return transport.
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    Book an alfresco dining experience

    It’s the season to be outdoors again. As the weather cools down, alfresco Dubai dining is firmly back on our radars. From beach clubs to sky-high restaurants, each venue ensures scintillating views of Dubai’s skyline accompanied by a delectable menu crafted to perfection. From bohemian décor at Bar Du Port to being surrounded by nature at Bussola, there are plenty of restaurants on our guide for you to book ASAP with your loved ones.
    Try a glamping experience

    If you want to immerse yourself in nature, there’s no better way to do it than by escaping to the desert. While now being home to the region’s first trailer hotel, guests can camp alongside the banks of Hatta Dam with these innovative trailers to have a truly memorable experience. With luxurious facilities on board, it’s all set to feel like a thrilling adventure with all the necessary amenities provided as you’ll be nestled in the heart of the mountains starting at Dhs986 with prices varying.
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    Visit this famed desert café

    With a quirky bohemian charm, One Degree Café is the latest off-the-grid pop-up for guests to retreat amid the dreamy desert sunsets. Designed with a Bedouin-style camp and as a pop-up experience, guests can enjoy all the dune views in the middle of the desert. Made for the perfect escape, this outdoor venue offers a plethora of delicious dishes and beverages from Spanish lattes to desserts such as tiramisu. The mains include signature dishes such as the classic hot dog and the wagyu burger, with many more options on the menu. Located in Musherief, Ajman, this desert pop-up is situated 45 minutes away from Downtown Dubai. Visitors can approach the venues by following the map here.
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    Hone your equestrian skills

    From a spacious paddock to qualified instructors, the UAE is well-known for this exhilarating sport which is available all year round for you to enjoy. From state-of-the-art polo and equestrian communities to professional instructors to help fine-tune your skills, each stable is situated in a family-friendly oasis to train beginners and offer a tranquil desert escape. As here at Emirates Woman we are quite the fans of horse riding, here’s a curated list of stables with fully equipped facilities for you to embrace throughout the year.
    Swing your best shot

    For golfing enthusiasts, Top Golf is set to welcome guests this season. With 96- hitting bays, this expansive venue spans across 60,000 square feet with high-tech interactive games and a one-of-a-kind experience to experience with your friends and families. For a break between each game, the restaurants present the region’s top culinary talent with their signature burgers and sides. Located at Emirates Golf Club, this venue is a must-visit.
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    Go ziplining

    Glide along the world’s longest ziplining spanning across 2.83 km. This gripping experience features breathtaking views of the UAE’s natural beauty and a bird’s eye view of the Hajar mountains. After the activity, guests can experience at one of the most popular havens, 1484 Puro and grab a bite with their loved ones.
    It’s time to trek

    Pack your water, snacks and a fully charged phone and get ready to embark on a journey depending on the level you wish to go for. Whether easy, moderate or extreme, each trek includes rocky outcrops and a wadi terrain with scenic views of the Hatta mountains. Located at Hatta Wadi Hub, guests can opt for the two-hour guided hiking tour.
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    Lindsay Lohan shares her pregnancy news via a heartfelt post on Instagram


    by Sarah Joseph
    4 hours ago

    Lindsay Lohan is soon going to be a mother and we couldn’t be more excited.
    Taking the news to Instagram, the actress shared the news with her 12.5 million fans in a sweet post that read “coming soon.”

    The caption said, “We are blessed and excited! 🙏🤍👶🍼,” she captioned a photo of a white baby onesie with the words “coming soon…” laid out on a bed.
    Lohan is married to businessman Bader Shammas with this baby being their first child together. The couple, who met in Dubai, have been incredibly private about their relationship and Shammas is not in the public eye.
    When did they tie the knot?

    Lohan revealed she secretly wed Shammas back in July in an Instagram post to mark her 36th birthday, where she referred to the financier as her “husband”.
    Lohan shared a photo with her now-husband, saying she was the “luckiest woman in the world”. The star also appeared to be wearing a diamond wedding band paired with her engagement ring.
    “You found me and knew that I wanted to find happiness and grace, all at the same time,” she said in the caption. “I am stunned that you are my husband. My life and my everything. Every woman should feel like this everyday.”
    The couple had first made their red-carpet debut in New York City for the screening of her highly anticipated Netflix release Falling for Christmas in November, 2022.
    Congratulations to the lovely couple for this joyous news!
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    This Mother’s Day treat your Mum with a series of exquisite gifts from Flowwow


    by Team Emirates Woman
    2 hours ago

    IN PARTNERSHIP: With Mother’s Day soon approaching on March 21, 2023, it’s time to shop for the most important woman in your life.
    Whether a small token of appreciation or something practical for her to cherish forever, Flowwow is a website with local online stores where you can order flower delivery in Dubai and mother’s day gifts with same-day or next-day delivery.
    If you’re looking at what to purchase as a kind token of appreciation, scroll through our editor-approved guide to make your shopping experience a whole lot easier.

    With a host of luxurious bouquets curated by local artisans, there’s an exquisite selection of arrangements varying from roses to hydrangeas, to make the celebration memorable.

    No special day is celebrated without a cake to mark their love and experience the joyous occasion. A custom cake or a box of craft chocolates is a simple yet stylish present, guaranteed to be enjoyed by your mother. With a meaningful phrase or an inside memory, this day can be cherished for years to come.

    For a long-lasting keepsake, dried flowers are the perfect option to showcase endless love as a precious memoir. With delicate lavender accompanied by its impressionable scent, mothers can feel at ease after a long day and embark on a calming journey from the minute they enter their room.

    If you’re on the lookout for gifts to complement the bouquets, opts for the customised balloons to make her feel loved. Whether red balloons to complement the red bouquets or bespoke confetti rose gold balloons, there are a plethora of hues and patterns to choose from as you scroll through this platform.

    For an elegant possession to gift your mother with, jewellery always works wonders. As a universal gift idea, there are various designs from dainty necklaces to bold pieces to fit your mum’s individual aesthetic.

    To add a hint of greenery at home, indoor plants work as the best option to redecorate any specific area and work as a sign of love and care when treated with love.

    To bestow her with natural scents, there’s an array of handmade soaps that will always allow the gift giver to be remembered with their warm delicate scent.
    So, if anyone deserves to be showered with love on this special occasion, it’s all the mothers and to guide you the process, Frowow, has a wide range of products starting from Dhs80 with same-day delivery and hassle-free shopping from the comfort of your home. For more information visit
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