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    8 UAE-based places to order premium cakes from

    Life

    by Sarah Joseph
    24 hours ago

    We’re all tired of the same old off-the-rack cakes and want to make each celebration even more memorable.
    Finding a trusted baker who can make your dream cake a reality, might sometimes be too much to ask for. Be it a specific baby-shower-themed cake or multi-layered decadent sponges decorated with edible flowers, there are endless options of cake ateliers in the UAE that can seamlessly execute the job.
    Be it birthdays, weddings or personal milestones, no cake is too hard to create for these well-established patisseries and talented bakers. From design and flavour to tasting, each customer is taken through the journey to be certain of the outcome and celebrate their big day without an inch of doubt.
    To help you narrow down the process, Emirates Woman has curated the ultimate premium cake guide for bespoke offerings in the UAE.

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    5 highly-anticipated concerts to attend in Dubai this year

    Life

    by Sarah Joseph
    3 hours ago

    Known to host both international and local artists at various venues, Dubai is never short of events to cater to everyone’s taste.
    From live concerts to comedy shows, it’s time to mark your calendars over the next few months.
    If you’re looking to plan and book in advance, Coca-Cola Arena is equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system and has a capacity of 17,000 people with the largest fully air-conditioned space in the Middle East region and is raising the bar year after year with its concerts.
    See our guide for all the highly anticipated concerts and gigs set to take place in Dubai at Coca Cola Arena this year.
    Myriam Fares, Ahmed Saad, Ayed and DJ Aseel

    The American University in The Emirates is cranking up the excitement with a mind-blowing live concert as the centerpiece of their Graduation Ceremony at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai! DJ Aseel will kick off the festivities with his seamless mixing skills, promising a dance floor experience like no other.
    Ticket prices start from Dhs95 per person and the concert takes on Friday, September 29, 2023 from 9pm onwards. To purchase tickets visit here.
    Trevor Noah

    Famous comedian Trevor Noah will be performing for his new stand-up show at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena. Known for his award-winning show, The Daily Show, as well as his bestselling books including Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. So, for a night of laughter and
    Ticket prices start from Dhs295 per person and the concert takes place on Monday, October 2 from 9pm onwards. To purchase tickets visit here.
    Sean Paul

    Known for his chart-topping hits including Temperature and Get Busy, the musical journey will span across various reggae-infused anthems to hip-shaking dancehall tracks that have dominated the music industry since years.
    Ticket prices start at Dhs150 and it takes place from 9pm onwards on Saturday October 21, 2023 from 9 pm onwards. To purchase tickets visit here.
    Bryan Adams

    One of the biggest selling music artists of all time will perform in the heart of Dubai. The tour is in support of the singer’s album “So Happy it Hurts”. While tickets are completely sold out for this concert, stay tuned for any further changes.
    Ticket prices start at Dhs199 and it takes place on Saturday, November 4, 2023, from 8pm onwards. To purchase tickets visit here.
    Bastille

    In celebration, the British indie pop band are coming to Coca-Cola Arena this November with all their hits including ‘Pompeii’, ‘Happier’ and many other hits. With their charismatic stage presence and undeniable energy, Bastille is sure to create an atmosphere of pure musical magic that resonates with all their fans.
    Ticket prices start from Dhs199 and the concert takes place from Wednesday, November 1, 2023 from 6:30pm onwards. To purchase tickets visit here.
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    8 UAE-based places to order bespoke premium cakes from

    Lifestyle

    by Sarah Joseph
    3 hours ago

    We’re all tired of the same old off-the-rack cakes and want to make each celebration even more memorable.
    Finding a trusted baker who can make your dream cake a reality, might sometimes be too much to ask for. Be it a specific baby-shower-themed cake or multi-layered decadent sponges decorated with edible flowers, there are endless options of cake ateliers in the UAE that can seamlessly execute the job.
    Be it birthdays, weddings or personal milestones, no cake is too hard to create for these well-established patisseries and talented bakers. From design and flavour to tasting, each customer is taken through the journey to be certain of the outcome and celebrate their big day without an inch of doubt.
    To help you narrow down the process, Emirates Woman has curated the ultimate premium cake guide for bespoke offerings in the UAE.

    – For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and Instagram
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    In pictures: HH Sheikha Mahra attends two prestigious events in Dubai

    Lifestyle

    by Sarah Joseph
    22 mins ago

    Known to attend some of the UAE’s most popular events, Her Highness Sheikha Mahra bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was welcomed as the guest of honour for two premium events.
    Sheikha Mahra shared a series of new portraits after attending the World Fashion Week event in Dubai. Seen wearing an Aztec print kimono in blue, she looked stunning as per usual with her tied-back hair and some unique jewellery to complement her look.

    Held at Madinat’s Jumeirah Theatre of Digital Art (ToDA), this elaborate five-day event held from November 1 to November 6, welcomed the daughter of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as a notable guest of honour for the launch.
    Within the same week, Sheikha Mahra made an appearance at the Distinctive International Arab Festivals Awards (DIAFA) 2022 annual event at the Dubai Creek Harbour on Sunday, November 4, 2022.
    Seen in a cream satin abaya with floral embroidery, Sheikha Mahra looked beyond elegant with her dark locks. The evening with all its glitz and glamour had hosts Sara Al Madani and Nour Al Din make the event even more spectacular. Guests were entertained by live performances by the likes of Emirati singer Balqees Fathi and Tunisian singer Nour Kamar.
    Swipe through the gallery of new portraits she shared after the event.

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    Eleven First-Time Female Marathon Runners On A Journey

    Empowering Change 
    In what has become an inspiring insight into each ladies’ deeply personal reasons for wanting to conquer their first marathon, the adidas Beyond Impossible Campaign has unfolded with the aims of empowering and encouraging the female community to lean on the sport of running for the purpose of bringing positive change into their lives. 
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    The eleven ladies have been on a 16-week training program, under the watchful eye of Kathleen Shuttleworth, a Cape Town based running coach who specialises in middle to long-distance training. And even though the end goal is to complete the Marathon, there’s been a strong focus on building a sense of community, ensuring that the journey has been both supportive and enjoyable despite the challenge. 
    Commenting on the spirit amongst the group, Coach Kathleen said, “It’s been such an honour coaching and getting to know the ladies. Their dedication and enthusiasm to the program have been evident from day one. They’re a truly inspiring group of women, and I can’t wait to see each lady cross the finish line!”
    Zoë Brown, Ncebakazi, Kay, Leatitia, Shaakirah, Tracey, Yentle, Ashleigh, Melissa, Jana and Lenise were followed on their journey with beautifully shot 90 second individual videos, as well as a four-part documentary series detailing the 14-week journey of these courageous women.
    Follow the @adidasZA #BeyondMyImpossible #ImpossibleIsNothing conversation on Instagram, and be sure to keep an eye out for these special ladies along the route on race day – they’d love your support!
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    2 striking astrological events you’ll be able to see in the UAE this week

    Lifestyle

    by Sarah Joseph
    15 seconds ago

    Who doesn’t love striking celestial events?
    For those who love gazing into the night sky, two special events will be taking place this week.
    So if you’re looking for something exciting to plan ahead of time, keep a watchful eye on these striking events.
    The Sturgeon moon
    The Sturgeon Moon will be the last super moon of the year and is set to appear on August 12, 2022. A supermoon is a rare occurrence, only happening three to four times a year. It refers to a time when the moon is within 90 per cent of perigee, which is its closest approach to Earth. The Sturgeon Moon’s name is given after North America’s largest fish, the sturgeon which lives in its lakes and rivers. The Sturgeon Moon will reappear next year between August 1 and August 31, 2023.
    This surreal event may outshine another event set to take place after. It’s all set to make a comeback between August 1 and August 31, 2023.
    ALSO READ: ‘The universe has your back’: Everything to know about August’s full moon
    Perseids Meteor
    There’s also another astrological event at the same time as the supermoon – the perseids meteor. As one of the most popular meteor showers of the year, this striking event is caused by the Earth passing through debris including ice and rock. The phenomena can highlight up between 50-100 meteors an hour, making it a highly-anticipated event to watch out for.
    However, given the appearance of the Sturgeon Moon at the same time, it may outshine the meteor shower.

    If you’re keen to see these phenomenal events, Dubai Astronomy Group is hosting an event on August 12 from 9pm to 2am at Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah to witness this in person. Tickets are priced at Dhs150 for children under 13 and Dhs200 for adults, with transportation available at an additional cost. For attendees who have any questions pertaining to this phenomenon, the experts present at the venue will answer any queries.
    To RSVP or find out more details about the event visit dubaiastronomy.com
    – For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and Instagram
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    2 striking astronomical events you’ll be able to see in the UAE this week

    Lifestyle

    by Sarah Joseph
    4 hours ago

    Who doesn’t love striking celestial events?
    For those who love gazing into the night sky, two special events will be taking place this week.
    So if you’re looking for something exciting to plan ahead of time, keep a watchful eye on these striking events.
    The Sturgeon moon
    The Sturgeon Moon will be the last super moon of the year and is set to appear on August 12, 2022. A supermoon is a rare occurrence, only happening three to four times a year. It refers to a time when the moon is within 90 per cent of perigee, which is its closest approach to Earth. The Sturgeon Moon’s name is given after North America’s largest fish, the sturgeon which lives in its lakes and rivers. The Sturgeon Moon will reappear next year between August 1 and August 31, 2023.
    This surreal event may outshine another event set to take place after. It’s all set to make a comeback between August 1 and August 31, 2023.
    ALSO READ: ‘The universe has your back’: Everything to know about August’s full moon
    Perseids Meteor
    There’s also another astronomical event at the same time as the supermoon – the perseids meteor. As one of the most popular meteor showers of the year, this striking event is caused by the Earth passing through debris including ice and rock. The phenomena can highlight up between 50-100 meteors an hour, making it a highly-anticipated event to watch out for.
    However, given the appearance of the Sturgeon Moon at the same time, it may outshine the meteor shower.

    If you’re keen to see these phenomenal events, Dubai Astronomy Group is hosting an event on August 12 from 9pm to 2am at Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah to witness this in person. Tickets are priced at Dhs150 for children under 13 and Dhs200 for adults, with transportation available at an additional cost. For attendees who have any questions pertaining to this phenomenon, the experts present at the venue will answer any queries.
    To RSVP or find out more details about the event visit dubaiastronomy.com
    – For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and Instagram
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    Feeling Anxious and Discouraged by the Election Results? Read This

    As polls closed across the country this week and returns began to roll in, an entire country was decidedly on edge, prepped for the possibility of blue and red mirages, but still feeling all manner of emotions as states went blue and red and back and forth as more returns came in. We still don’t definitively know who will win the presidential race and people are sad, upset, terrified, and so much more. There’s discouragement and so much uncertainty. If you’re feeling that way, here’s what the experts say you should do. 

    1. Acknowledge your emotions
    News flash: it’s OK to not feel OK, especially when we’re waiting on potentially earth-shattering news, barely slept last night, and don’t know what the future of our country will look like. The first step in dealing with how you feel about the election is acknowledging those feelings. “Find a healthy way to express your emotions,” suggested Melissa Lapides, MA, LMFT, a psychotherapist and creator of SafeSpace Trauma Certification. “Remember that you’re in charge of your emotions. Take care of yourself, hold yourself tight, and allow yourself to feel whatever is there.”
    Acknowledge your emotions by checking in with how you feel, and letting yourself feel. Lapides also recommended expressing those emotions by talking it out or letting yourself cry if you’re sad, and exercising or screaming into a pillow if you’re feeling angry. It’s absolutely OK to be discouraged by the results, even if your candidate ultimately wins. Bottom line: no matter what you’re feeling, it’s OK, so acknowledge and express your emotions.

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    2. Listen to your body
    After you check in with your emotions, check in with your body. The body holds a lot of stress, so taking care of the body can also help ease stress. “Many people are feeling stress and anxiety levels rise during the election, so it’s really important to prioritize self-care right now,” said Risa Williams, licensed therapist and author. “Your body might send you signals that it has had too much stress and you might start to feel exhausted both emotionally and physically, so it’s essential to listen to your body and to take breaks when you need to, to rest.” 
    Yes, that means turning off the news or deleting social media apps if you need to. Take multiple breaks throughout the day (both election-coverage breaks and work breaks), to take a walk outside, meditate, exercise, or do something enjoyable like cooking a comfort meal or drawing and painting. Lapides also suggested prioritizing additional body-care, even if you don’t feel like it. She recommended eating well, taking a bath, trying some self-massage, and getting in nature. 

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    3. Surround yourself with positivity
    Yes, even during such a stressful day and a scary time, we can still choose positivity. Not necessarily positivity in election outcomes, but positivity in life. “Gratitude is always the best place to start when countering any anxiety,” said Deedee Cummings, M.Ed, LPCC, JD, therapist and author. “Now is not the time to surround yourself with negativity as it will only make you feel worse. Focusing on positivity (and there is always positivity to be found) will help remind you there is still good.” Call up people who make you laugh, play with your pet who is always happy, or read a book with a happy ending. Focusing on the positive is not always easy during tough times, but coming from a place of gratitude can help ease stress in any situation. Take time to make a list of all the things you’re grateful for today, whether it’s big or small.

    4. Remind yourself of the constant factors
    No matter what happens, the outcome of the election does mean a lot of big changes. If the potential changes are feeling overwhelming, try focusing on the factors of your life that will stay the same tomorrow, next month, and next year. Katie Lear, LCMHC, RPT, RDT suggested, “It can also be helpful to remind yourself of the day-to-day parts of your own life that will remain constant no matter who wins; family, hobbies, and career goals don’t disappear overnight.”
    While we always encourage educating ourselves about the major changes this election could mean for our country, it’s OK to focus on what’s remaining the same in your own life, if just for today. Make a list of everything about your life that won’t change no matter who is in office (your dog will still play with you, your sister will still make you laugh, and you’ll still love finding new banana bread recipes), in order to heal overwhelm. 

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    5. Connect with the present moment
    Elections are always stressful, but this one feels particularly overwhelming. If you find yourself anxious about what the potential results could mean for the future, try connecting with the present moment. “Find small moments of peace where you can connect with the present moment,” Williams suggested. “Taking deliberate deep breaths whenever you feel stress rise is like a mini-meditation for your brain and body. It’s one small thing you can do to help regulate your stress during this time.” Try breathwork, or simply putting a hand on your stomach to remind yourself to breath deeply as you feel anxiety increase. You can also try mindfulness to reconnect yourself to the present moment. Notice the temperature of the room, what the candle that you’re lighting smells like, or how each sip of coffee tastes. 

    6. Make a plan to contribute to causes you care about
    If the election doesn’t go the way that we hoped, it doesn’t mean you stop fighting for causes you care about and doing what you can to build the country and world you want. If you’re feeling out of control, turn off the news and make a tangible plan of how you’re going to make a difference, whether it’s yearly or monthly donations, researching organizations to volunteer on a regular basis, or even how you can help out the people you know. “The best way any of us can keep up our sense of empowerment is by continuing to contribute to causes that matter to us, regardless of election results,” Lear recommended. “Volunteer, donate, lend a supportive ear to a friend—these things help other people and promote positive change, while also safeguarding our own mental health. Don’t just save community engagement for election years; make it part of your regular self-care.”
    Cummings agreed that taking action should be a part of your self-care routine and can improve your mental health. “Remember that the world keeps spinning and you are a crucial piece of the puzzle we call life,” she said. “We need you and we need each other. Focus on you and all the things you can do to create a ripple of kindness. This will help rebalance you.”

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    We get it: you’re feeling a lot of emotions RN. Some of those emotions might be hopelessness, discouragement, and sadness. While it’s important to acknowledge and express those emotions (see point #1), you can turn that hopelessness into purpose—once you’re ready. If you’re not yet ready to channel any emotions you may be experiencing, you might want to consider connecting with a therapist, who can help you work through what you’re feeling. “No matter what happens in this election, we can all work for what we believe in,” said Tina B. Tessina, PhD, a psychotherapist and author. Tessina suggested taking those discouraged feelings and finding some hope where you can by working for a cause you believe in.
    Maybe the election results will be a wake-up call to you to put in more effort into the causes you care about, or maybe it will be a motivation to work harder to achieve a better world. Turn your pain into purpose by enacting the change you wish you saw in the election in your community. Lear agreed, “When I speak to young clients—many of whom are feeling incredibly hopeless and disempowered right now—I remind them about how long the arc of justice is and how much can still change in their lifetimes.” 
    A good place to start is to find a cause you care about. Maybe it has to do with elections and voting, working to boost turnout and access in your state. But maybe it’s not election-related at all. If you’re passionate about addressing food insecurity, homelessness, criminal justice reform, animal rights, reproductive rights, healthcare, or just about anything else, chances are good that there’s some sort of organization or movement with which you can get involved. If there’s not an organization with a physical presence in your city, look further out and see what might be able to be done from afar.
    If you’re passionate about civic engagement in your city, start by learning about how government works in your city. Attend city council meetings and other open community meetings, chat with your representatives, and get involved. 
    Take a beat, take care of yourself, and rest—and then get to work.

    Please consult a doctor before beginning any treatments. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this article. More