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    2 striking astronomical events you’ll be able to see in the UAE this week


    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
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    Grease star Olivia Newton-John passes away aged 73, celebrities pay tribute


    by Olivia Morris
    1 hour ago

    Olivia Newton-John has passed away aged 73 following her battle with cancer.
    The Australian actress’ death was announced by her husband John Easterling in a statement on her Instagram account.
    “Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time,” the statement read.

    “Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer.”
    Newton-John had been in the midst of her third battle with cancer, which she revealed to the public in September 2018. Prior to that, the actress had overcome breast cancer in the 1990s and in 2017.
    The singer was perhaps best known for her role in the 1970s hit film Grease, where she starred alongside John Travolta. She went on to forge an impressive acting and music career for herself spanning over four decades.
    Following the announcement of her death, tributes from around the world flooded in, including from celebrities.
    John Travolta shared a photo from Newton-John’s early career on Instagram, sharing a heartfelt message from her “Danny”.

    “My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible. I love you so much,” he said. “We will see you down the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!”
    Meanwhile, Priyanka Chopra posted an iconic shot of the actress in Grease on her Instagram story. “Rest in peace Olivia Newton-John. Your legacy will always shine on,” she said.
    Fellow Australian singer Kylie Minogue also shared a tribute to her “inspiration”.

    “Since I was ten years old, I have loved and looked up to Olivia Newton John And, I always will,” she said. “She was, and always will be, an inspiration to me in so many, many ways. My deepest condolences to her family and loved ones.”
    Newton-John is survived by her husband John Easterling and her daughter Chloe Lattanzi.
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    ‘The universe has your back’: Everything to know about August’s full moon


    by Team Emirates Woman
    2 hours ago

    Words by Kirstyn Lewis – Founder of the Karmic Soul
    The song almost has it right, this is the dawning of the Full Moon in Aquarius.
    Our Sturgeon Moon is wonderfully and spiritually connected, it is also very potent. It will be exact just before sunrise in Dubai at 5:35 am, on August 12 although you will notice it appears nearly full the evening before and after its peak.
    The Moon has sidled up to Saturn who means business. He wants you to structure your thoughts and practice patience around your emotions.
    Have you been working on a career change? A result is near but is still hidden from others. It’s been slow so expect this Moon cycle to reflect more on your expectations around work and what you can bring to the table. She is more instinctive and perspicacious than usual as she is on the precipice of moving into Pisces.
    A visionary sense of optimism abounds, but be careful not to miss essential details related to your next move—plan for unexpected glitches. Double-check your emails, text and social or business media accounts who said what and when. Who is making a mistake?

    This Aquarian moon is exceptionally intense as Venus also moves into Leo on August 12. Venus confirms you may be thinking or in the process of changing your physical environment. This is the time to experiment with a different lifestyle if you are. Do you want to explore new perspectives? Especially on a global scale? You can inspire others with your unique viewpoint; those living far away from you will be particularly interested in hearing about what you have to say. The horizon is no longer fixed, so remain open and progressive in your approach.
    You’re very motivated as Mars is making a lovely aspect to Venus in Pisces, so if you are starting something new, it will be a dream partnership. This pairing will enlighten you. It will be important to be savvy with communications and technology before you start any new venture.
    Venus in Leo is opposite a transformative Pluto. This will bring up power dynamics, and this is not only in love and romance. The stars suggest potential financial mismanagement closely related to foreigners or foreign places shores. Watch out for trickery and manipulation around money; you won’t want to be taken advantage of. Be mindful of international fraud and any payments made overseas on or around the full moon; a criminal element potentially lurks. Luckily Pluto in Capricorn will make sure you’re protected, as you seem to be keeping track of spending more diligently than usual.
    A quiet, classy woman who oozes sex appeal can quickly fire up jealous or protective partners. Are you enjoying an overseas vacation and having too much fun? It’s all harmless in the scheme of things, although someone more controlling may not see it that way.
    Although the Aquarius Moon aspect suggests anxiety and oversensitivity, know you have a right to feel safe and not threatened by another’s insecurities. Love can take on a soulful or dreamy quality despite the possible drama, so expect to compromise. You may like to point out that you are in an ideal position to make some precious career contacts for one of you (which is why you have a stranger’s number on your phone).
    If you experience conflicting pressures, you may need to juggle more than usual; pay attention to the mental clarity you are blessed with on or before the Full Moon.
    All these noticeable changes will ultimately favour you, so remain positive; the universe has your back.
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    The ultimate visitors guide to Beirut


    by Sarah Joseph
    2 hours ago

    Two years following the devastating blast, Beirut is still on its way to rebuilding itself.
    However, with the spirit of Lebanon’s people and as a city with a rich heritage, it’s a place that continues to be a go-to destination for visitors the globe over.
    From handicrafts to restaurants with seafront promenades, the city presents a host of activities for all those to be experienced with friends and family.
    So, for your next trip to Beirut, Emirates Woman has curated a guide of all the must-visit hotspots to add to your itinerary.

    Guests are taken on a culinary journey born of Japanese and Peruvian origins. With freshly baked pizza and a host of must-try cocktails, this fine-dining haven is the perfect way to unwind in a regal setting. Located on Armenia street in Mar Mikhael, this restaurant is sure to please your taste buds.
    Em Sherif Café

    To rediscover culinary traditions, this luxe restaurant serves sumptuous bites and delectable delicacies with authentic flavours. With a first-class dining experience, this restaurant serves dishes in a cosy environment with a wide variety of mezze and food. Located in Minet El Hosn, Downtown, this café is open from Monday to Sunday 9am to 3am.

    This fine-dining Japanese restaurant authentically presents culture through its omakase-style menu. From grilled umami chicken wings to black cod miso, there are a host of dishes to try in an intimate environment. Located in Martyr’s Square, Annahar Building, this restaurant lies in the heart of the city.

    For traditional Greek cuisine with an artistic twist, this restaurant brings exciting classic flavours and a fun ambience. From stunning sunset views to a carefully curated menu, there’s enough and more to feel at home at this restaurant. Located at Aishti by the sea, at Atelias Seaside Road in Lebanon, it’s open daily from 5pm to 2am.
    Hotel Albergo

    Emulating an old-time charm, this sophisticated sanctuary delivers old-fashioned service with boudoir-style suits, antique hunted pieces and dead sea amenities for the ultimate luxe escape. Tucked away in a quiet neighbourhood in East Beirut, this chic property lies at the epitome of peace.
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    Riviera Hotel & Beach Lounge

    Whether you’re on the lookout for a sunny day by the pool or escape with a lavish beachfront, this hotel is the place to be. The rooms offer a panoramic view of the city with beach lounge access to unwind. From VIP areas to private jacuzzis, this luxe getaway offers the perfect escape on your next visit.
    Kempinski Summerland Hotel and Resort

    By bringing the most refined European experience to the heart of Beirut, this luxurious property gives visitors a break from the bustling city life. This five-star resort is situated on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea with a labyrinth of pools, private jacuzzi bungalows and an ideal getaway for creating memories worth a lifetime.
    Visit the Pigeon Rocks

    This famous natural structure is situated close to Ramlet el-Bayda and is open to the public to experience its clifftop walks, natural harbours and 60-metre rocks reminiscent of a bygone era. For those who wish to get a closer look, they can take a boat trip to witness this wonder closely.
    Sursock Museum

    For an insight into Lebanese art, this museum is an inviting space that supports artists within the country. Born out of Lebanese collector Nicholas Sursock’s commitment to art, this contemporary haven showcases International artists, Japanese engravings and Islamic art with over 800 pieces on display. Located in Achrafieh, this museum’s structure gives visitors an insight into Lebanon’s classic architecture.
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    Discover the Ancient Roman Baths

    As a meeting house for local people, these major thermal complexes have become an archaeological site for tourists and residents to visit. Situated 15 minutes away by walk from Saifi Village, it is now used as a concert venue and a section is transformed into a home for medicinal plants that were used during Roman times to nourish and heal the skin.
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    Chrissy Teigen announces pregnancy two years after heartbreaking miscarriage


    by Olivia Morris
    2 hours ago

    Chrissy Teigen has announced she is pregnant with husband John Legend, two years after her heartbreaking miscarriage.
    The 36-year-old took to Instagram to share photos of her growing bump saying that “joy has filled our home and hearts again”.
    “The last few years have been a blur of emotions to say the least, but joy has filled our home and hearts again,” she said.
    However, following her miscarriage in September 2020 where she lost her baby – a boy which she and Legend had named Jack – the US model admitted it was difficult to feel excited about the pregnancy, adding that she was apprehensive about announcing she was expecting.

    “Every appointment I’ve said to myself, ‘ok if it’s healthy today I’ll announce’ but then I breathe a sigh of relief to hear a heartbeat and decide I’m just too nervous still,” she explained.
    “I don’t think I’ll ever walk out of an appointment with more excitement than nerves but so far, everything is perfect and beautiful and I’m feeling hopeful and amazing.”
    Teigen and Legend already have two children – Luna, six, and four-year-old Miles.
    Back in September 2020, lost her unborn baby after being admitted to hospital due to excessive bleeding. At the time, she described it as “pain we’ve never felt before”.
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    Turkish actor Kerem Bürsin defends ex Hande Erçel on social media


    by Sarah Joseph
    27 seconds ago

    Hande Erçel is one of the most popular actresses in Turkey with a huge legion of adoring fans.
    But having such a huge following unfortunately also comes with its setbacks, mainly from online trolls.
    However, the actress’ ex-boyfriend Kerem Bürsin has come to the defence of his former girlfriend, condemning online haters for targeting the actress.

    I think anyone, whether it be a supporter or not writing hateful comments towards women including Hande as well, is behavior I do not and never will support. When I catch this type of crapI write a message asking and telling them to please stop. We don’t need hate in this world🤷🏼‍♂️
    — Kerem Bürsin (@KeremBursin) July 2, 2022

    Responding to a fan on Twitter at the beginning of July who asked about “daily hatred” directed towards women, the former Sen Çal Kapimi star explained hateful comments directed towards women, including his ex-girlfriend, is behaviour he would “never support”.
    “I think anyone, whether it be a supporter or not writing hateful comments towards women including Hande as well, is behavior I do not and never will support,” he said. “When I catch this type of crapI write a message asking and telling them to please stop. We don’t need hate in this world.”
    The breakup
    Erçel and Bürsin called it quits at the beginning of 2022.

    The couple met on the set of Sen Çal Kapimi (You Knock On My Door) in 2020 and rumours of their off-screen relationship quickly became the talk of the town.
    The pair went on to confirm their romance in April 2021 whilst they were on holiday in the Maldives. However, the pair quietly went their separate ways at the beginning of this year.
    While no official announcement about their split was released, Erçel removed all traces of her ex from her Instagram page and she also unfollowed Bürsin on the social media platform.
    However, it’s clear that despite their relationship not lasting, they don’t have a bad word to say about one another.
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    Kylie, Kim K call out controversial Instagram update: ‘Stop trying to be TikTok’


    by Olivia Morris
    1 minute ago

    If you’re an avid social media user, you’ll be well aware of the recent updates to Instagram and if you’re not, in short, the app has seemingly become remarkably similar to its competitor TikTok.
    The interface of Instagram and scroll option has largely stayed the same since its launch back in 2013 and has first and foremost been a photo-sharing app.
    However, the recent update has seen the layout change to prioritising video – namely Instagram Reels, which launched in 2020 – just like TikTok.
    It’s a change which hasn’t been welcomed by the Instagram community with two of its biggest users, Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian, calling out the controversial update.
    Both the beauty entrepreneurs and sisters reshared a post on the social media platform, criticising Instagram for “trying to be TikTok”.

    “Make Instagram Instagram again (stop trying to be TikTok. I just want to see cute photos of my friends). Sincerely, everyone,” the message read.
    It’s not the first time Jenner has spoken out against social media updates with it then having a huge knock-on effect.
    The beauty mogul was previously an avid Snapchat user, but back in 2018, she admitted she didn’t use it anymore following its redesign. Subsequently, Snapchat’s stock dropped eight per cent in one day and it reportedly lost a market value of over $1 billion.
    Given both Jenner and Kardashian have huge followings – 361 million and 326 million, respectively – speaking out is bound to have some sort of response, and indeed it appears it has.
    Following the two sisters’ criticism over the updates, Instagram’s CEO, Adam Mosseri, took to Twitter to share a video addressing the backlash admitting the new design wasn’t “good yet”.

    👋🏼 There’s a lot happening on Instagram right now.
    I wanted to address a few things we’re working on to make Instagram a better experience.
    Please let me know what you think 👇🏼
    — Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) July 26, 2022

    He also insisted that Instagram would “continue to support photos”. “It’s part of our heritage,” he added. “You know I love photos. I know a lot of you out there love photos too.”
    However, moving forward he did admit Instagram would become more video-centric.
    “That said, I need to be honest — I do believe more and more of Instagram is going to become video over time,” he said.
    So, despite the criticism, it seems the TikTok-era of Instagram is well and truly here to stay.
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    6 must-visit destinations in the MENA region


    by Team Emirates Woman
    1 minute ago

    IN PARTNERSHIP: Now we’re in the midst of summer, many are searching for a special getaway to be able to escape from it all.
    Luckily for us based in the UAE, we have a plethora of options right on our doorstep and many others just a short flight away, still within the MENA region.
    While there are different needs for different individuals, Raddison Hotels has something for everyone with an array of resorts in different locations close to home and slightly further afield.
    Looking for an adrenaline-fuelled fun time with family? Head to Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah Marjan Island. Searching for balmy weather and sapphire blue waters? The Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa is calling. Are you an inquisitive individual seeking to meet other like-minded creatives? Radisson Blu Resort, Taghazout Bay Surf Village is the place for you.
    Below, Emirates Woman shares six areas in the MENA region you need to add to your must-visit list.
    Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

    The Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah Marjan Island is the ideal escape for those who love adventure-filled holidays. With an endless list of activities including diving, kayaking, parasailing, abseiling, hiking, mountain biking, golf and access to the world’s longest zip line, the Jais Flight, you’re spoilt for choice at this resort. The hotel also has direct access to the beach with sweeping views of the Arabian Gulf and outdoor pools, as well as a designated kid’s pool and play area for days, when you need a bit of relaxation. There’s also a range of on-site restaurants offering an exceptional dining experience for all ages.

    Escape to the coastline of the Red Sea at the Radisson Blu Resort, El Quseir in Egypt.  offers total relaxation on your beach getaway in Egypt. The peaceful getaway features clear waters, pristine beaches and architecture from the Ottoman era. It’s the ideal spot for those who want a balance between relaxation and a cultural escape with the Old Town and El Quseir Fort not far from the resort.

    Just a six-hour flight from the UAE, Mauritius is known for its picturesque scenery and panoramic coastline. It’s the ideal destination for those seeking a refreshing laidback beach holiday. The Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa offers a superior tropical getaway as guests escape in the company of breathtaking vistas and serene coastlines on the east of the island. Just a short journey north you’ll also find the Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa, located in the district of Riviere Du Rempart.
    Saudi Arabia

    Still yet to tick Saudi Arabia off your list? With no COVID-19 restrictions in place, take a short three-hour flight to the Kingdom’s capital, Riyadh. Opt to stay at the newly opened and uber-luxe Nofa Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Resort nestled in a mesmerizing landscape of golden sand dunes. Just 98 kilometres from the Saudi Arabian capital, it gives guests the opportunity to escape to the Kingdom’s desert, whilst being in close proximity to the city. The resort overlooks the spectacular Nofa Wildlife Park, home to over 700 animals, where guests can experience a unique African safari. There’s also an equestrian resort and an 18-hole golf course. The resort has two outdoor swimming pools, including a separate swimming pool for female guests and there is a special kids’ club area.

    Discover the wonders of Morocco this summer in the comfort of one of the many Raddison resorts across the country. The Radisson Blu Resort, Taghazout Bay Surf Village is a known hotspot for creatives; Radisson Blu Resort, Al Hoceima, located in the northeast of Morocco, is a secluded spot which is largely untouched; Radisson Blu Resort, Sadia Beach is situated amongst the sapphire blue waters of coastal town Saïdia; take your pick. There’s also Radisson Blu Resort, Sadia Garden which is set to open very soon.
    Dubai, UAE

    Travelling or business or leisure, or if you’re looking for the ideal staycation, the new Radisson Resort Dubai Palm Jumeirah is the place to go. Situated right on Palm West Beach, the resort has its own private beach, luxe pool with panoramic views of the Dubai skyline, exceptional on-site dining, a luxurious spa, a kids’ club and more.
    For more information about all of the resorts and more visit 
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