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    From Russia with Love: An iconic ballet is coming to the Dubai Opera

    When it comes to ballet, certain productions will also remain in the hall of fame and Swan Lake is one of them. With music by the legendary Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, this iconic masterpiece is being brought to life on the Dubai stage by the acclaimed Moscow City Ballet.

    The story of Prince Siegfried and his doomed love for Odette, Queen of the Swans, is taking over the Dubai Opera from November 26-28 and will feature an array of enchanting solos, spectacular pas de deuxs and atmospheric corps de ballet sequences. With exceptional costumes and one the best music scores in history, this production of Swan Lake stands alone as a theatrical masterpiece refreshed for a new generation.

    Moscow City Ballet has long-established its reputation as one of the leading ballet companies so you can be sure that you will see the best ballet that Dubai has hosted so far.
    These ‘big story ballets’ are the essence of Russian culture – composed, choreographed and premiered in Russia and combining virtuosity, technique, narrative and an enchanting Tcahikovsky score to create the ultimate dance experience.

    There’s nothing like a night at the ballet so make sure to book your tickets, priced from Dhs300, now.
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    The free event in Dubai you should add to your weekend plans

    IN PARTNERSHIP: When it comes to weekends in Dubai, we’re never short of anything to do, but the sheer amount of things to do can sometimes make it difficult to make a concrete decision.
    However, we may have found something that will tick all of the boxes. An interactive augmented reality (AR) event complete with art created by two local artists, as well as competitions and giveaways.

    In collaboration with Ariel Middle East, the pieces of art have been created by local artists, Paul Bruwer and Dreams of Grandeur.
    The one-of-a-kind Dubai-based experience will feature abstract art in AR form, bringing Ariel’s famous pods to life as ‘PodArt’.

    Taking place from Thursday, October 22 to Saturday, October 24 from 1pm to 11pm at The Beach JBR and City Walk in Dubai, you’ll be welomed with a sea of colour in an immersive AR experience by using your smartphone or tablet.
    Discussing the collaboration, artist Paul Bruwer praised Ariel for embracing colour in many different ways.
    “There is a unique aspect to this particular collaboration,” Bruwer said. “Ariel is all about caring for colour in so many ways, and so do we as artists in our everyday professional lives.
    “Colour literally is a part of us as we work, it comes home with us from ‘the office’ and we embrace this. Our stains of colour on our clothes are love letters to our past projects and therefore colour is a huge part of our everyday lives.”

    The free Dubai-based event showcasing the art perfectly correlates with the bold power of Ariel Pods – the super-concentrated cleaning power and are designed for brightening bold colours.
    It’s the ideal opportunity to see some new art installations, as well as discovering the innovative 3 in 1 benefits of Ariel Pods.
    For more information visit arielarabia.com/en.
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    Yolanda Hadid shares a new photo of Gigi’s ‘angel’ baby girl

    The birth of baby Hadid-Malik marked the first time Gigi Hadid and boyfriend Zayn Malik would become parents. It also marked the first time when Yolanda Hadid would become a grandmother – or ‘Oma’ as she says.
    Clearly in a blissful bubble of love following the arrival of her first grandchild, Yolanda took to Instagram to share a new photo of the newborn, albeit it was just of her holding the baby girl’s tiny little hand.

    “My heart is expending with so much love and joy for this little baby girl she is an angel sent to us from above,” Yolanda said in the caption of the photo.
    She also thanked Gigi and Zayn for making her an ‘Oma’.

    “Thank you Mommy & Daddy for making me an Oma, I love every minute of it,” she said.
    Of course, supermodel Gigi agreed writing in the comments of her mother’s post saying, “Best Oma!”

    The 25-year-old welcomed her first child just over a month ago and according to a previous report by E! News, Yolanda has been on hand to help Gigi’s transition into motherhood.
    Yolanda has been helping Gigi and Zayn and has basically become a “built-in nurse”, which the new parents are “so grateful” for.
    As for the name of baby Hadid-Malik, which has been kept private by the couple, is “unique” but the alleged source wouldn’t give anything else away.
    Gigi’s pregnancy was first reported on back in April. The model first spoke of her pregnancy – news which was revealed in the press and not by Gigi or Zayn – during a video call appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, admitting they would have liked to reveal the news on their “own terms”, but also thanked everyone for their congratulations.
    “Obviously, we wish we could’ve announced it on our own terms, but we’re very excited and happy and grateful for everyone’s well wishes and support,” she said.
    Zayn and Gigi originally started dating in 2016, and have been on-and-off ever since, with their latest split taking place in mid-2019. However, the pair reunited earlier this year, but have been keeping their romance away from the public glare.
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    SENSASIA is opening it’s most luxurious spa in Dubai this month

    Ask any beauty editor or spa obsessive of their favourite city retreat and we guarantee that SENSASIA would be on the top of their list.
    The popular sanctuary has several venues dotted around the city, but it’s the latest venture could be it’s most ambitious. Part of its new concept THE SPA PEOPLE – a guidance platform for wellness businesses in the region – the much-loved chain is opening SENSASIA Stories flagship in the newly refurbished Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates.

    Promising 4,000 sq/ft space of pure tranquillity, the newest relaxation hub is set to open this month and invites you on your own personal journey through Asian wellness practices.

    “At SENSASIA Stories, we are giving clients the option to select every element of their treatment – from stroke to scent, to intensity – as well as offering a whole host of enhancements,” explains SENSASIA founder and creative director of THE SPA PEOPLE, Salina Handa.
    “We will, of course, offer the treatments our clients know and love, but I am very excited about the individual ‘Stories’ that are about to unfold at this unprecedented SENSASIA concept,” she adds.

    Let’s start with what you can expect from the newest spa offering. The warm interior design concept was developed around a central courtyard, punctuated by contemporary interpretations of traditional Asian arch structures. Inside you will find six unisex treatment rooms, one couples’ suite offering total privacy, separate male and female changing rooms and therapeutic relaxation areas, complete with heated beds.
    Bespoke facilities include experience showers, an ice fountain, herb saunas, steam rooms, and a Jacuzzi. The team is also bringing an element of virtual reality to some of its treatments by offering guests headsets that will visually transport you to the world’s most beautiful destinations – from the idyllic beaches of Seychelles or the sweeping mountains of New Zealand. Perfect for those who love a guided meditation with a modern twist.

    The creative process continues into SENSASIA Stories treatments where you are completely in charge of your experience. All you have to do is a book a time slot and let the therapist create a tailored treat just for you. Of course, fans of SENSASIA can also expect their all-time favourites on the menu including The Ultimate Recovery massages; Warm Milk & Honey body wrap and The Essential Spa Ritual.
    SENSASIA Stories is a concept spa, created and curated by THE SPA PEOPLE, and opening at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates in October 2020. For more information, visit SensAsiaSpas.com
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    Meet the first Saudi woman to achieve a Guinness World Record singlehandedly

    A Saudi artist has recently been revealed to have broken a Guinness World Record, making her the first woman from the Kingdom to achieve the title singlehandedly.
    The creative, Ohud Abdullah Almalki created the world’s “largest coffee painting”, the Guinness World Records announced on Sunday.

    “It took me 45 days of continuous work to complete, under the watchful eyes of two witnesses, video recording and drone footage,” Almalki said in a statement about her achievement.
    Using expired coffee granules, the artist created ‘Naseej 1’, which means ‘Woven Together’.

    The creation, which was compiled in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, depicts key leaders from the Kingdom and the UAE including the founding fathers of the nations – the late King Abdul Aziz bin Saud and the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan.
    The artist explained the piece of art, which used 4.5kg of expired coffee granules – is “to remind the world of the centuries-old entente between” Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
    “This tremendous feat would have been impossible without the support of the people around me,” she added. “I wish this will contribute to empowering the women in Saudi Arabia and beyond.”
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    Kim K and Paris Hilton are bringing back a trend we never thought we’d see again

    There’s no denying Kim Kardashian West and Paris Hilton are the ultimate influencers. In fact, we’d go as far as to say they created the whole influencer phenomenon even before it was a “thing”.
    However, even for the most influential of people, we never thought we’d see this specific trend return.

    Remember the iconic, but also the slightly cringeworthy era of the velour tracksuit? Well, it seems to be making a comeback thanks to Kim K and Paris – the ultimate best friend duo who rocked this trend in the 2000s.
    In a new drop for Kim’s loungewear and shapewear brand Skims, the velour tracksuit is making an almighty comeback.

    The 39-year-old announced the new launch on her Instagram over the weekend, revealing she recruited her “bestie for life” Paris to celebrate it.
    “[You] guys have no idea how tracksuits were our uniform and so happy to make a Skims version,” Kim also said.
    Meanwhile, Paris said she was so happy that Skims was “bringing back one of my favourite iconic 2000s trends and giving it a major upgrade”.
    To complete the 2000s vibe of the campaign, the pair were also seen accessorising with flip phones – a key staple in the early 2000s.
    This year really anything goes, doesn’t it? And to be honest, we’re now warming to the idea of the velour tracksuit revamp…
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    Social events and weddings of up to 200 are now allowed in Dubai

    Two huge industries that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have been the wedding industry and events industry.
    Now, seven months on from when stringent restrictions were placed in Dubai, it’s been announced by the emirate’s Supreme Committee of Crisis & Disaster Management that social events and weddings will be allowed from October 22.

    In a statement issued via the Dubai Media Office, it was stated that “wedding receptions will be allowed to resume in hotels, halls, homes, temporary venues, and tents in residential areas effective from 22 October 2020”.
    “The decision enables the community to celebrate social occasions in an environment where precautionary measures are strictly implemented, and high levels of safety are maintained,” the statement added.

    The decision enables the community to celebrate social occasions in an environment where precautionary measures are strictly implemented, and high levels of safety are maintained.
    — Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) October 18, 2020

    Of course, as with any restrictions easing, there are still guidelines in place in order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
    It’s been stated that no more than 200 people can attend a wedding or social event in a public place and homes can accommodate a maximum of 30 people. This is also subject to compliance with the rule of one person per four square metres of venue space.
    In addition, like in restaurants and bars around the emirate, all attendees must wear face masks unless seated at tables.
    Social distancing measures of 1.5 metres must also be adhered to, as well as no physical greetings.
    Other guidelines in place also state there must be no more than five guests on one table; tables should be placed at least two metres apart; and the maximum duration of the event should not exceed four hours.
    For more information visit the Dubai Media Office website.
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    The first lady of Oman has made her debut public appearance

    The first lady of Oman made her first appearance over the weekend to mark National Omani Women’s Day.
    Ahad bint Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Busaidiyah, the wife of Haitham bin Tariq, the Sultan of Oman, hosted a ceremony at Seeb Palace, located in the country’s capital Muscat.

    During the royal ceremony, a host of Omani women were awarded the Royal Commendation Medal for the work they do for the country.

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    — وكالة الأنباء العمانية (@OmanNewsAgency) October 17, 2020

    Reflecting on the past half a century for women, the first lady of Oman highlighted the education and training women have had access to in the Sultanate which has enabled them to progress in society.
    “This enabled them to efficiently participate in the national building process while being armed with knowledge, laws and systems of sound governance that guaranteed their rights and secured their status,” she said during the ceremony.
    In particular, the first lady of Oman also praised those women who have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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