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    This UAE-based expert sheds light on monitoring diabetes

    Amid the growing concerns of diabetes in the UAE, GluCare.Health provides a journey like no other with cutting-edge healthcare facilities.
    Diabetes is a chronic medical condition characterised by high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. It occurs when the body cannot produce enough insulin or effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps regulate blood glucose levels.
    Through metabolic monitoring, GluCare’s innovative technology allows customers to track their progress and provide support in real-time. Through continuous remote monitoring, clients won’t feel alone through their journey.
    To delve into what the clinic has to offer, Emirates Woman spoke to Zeina Abdalla, Chief Engagement Officer at Glucare.Health and Co-Founder of meta[bolic].
    Talk us through the concept of GluCare?
    GluCare.Health is revolutionising how we manage metabolic health. Our innovative approach blends traditional healthcare with cutting-edge technology, such as continuous glucose monitors (CGMs), wearable devices like the Oura ring, and artificial intelligence powered diagnostic devices. This unique combination allows us to collect real-time data and create personalized care plans, helping our patients manage their conditions more effectively. We take a holistic approach to care, addressing not only blood sugar levels but also lifestyle factors like diet, exercise, sleep, and stress. Our team includes clinical dieticians and life coaches who support patients throughout their journey, ensuring they receive comprehensive guidance and motivation. For women, this means tailored programs that consider hormonal changes during different life stages, such as pregnancy and menopause, ensuring comprehensive and supportive care.

    Could you elaborate on how the GluCare testing experience works?
    The GluCare experience is designed to be comprehensive and user-friendly. When patients visit our clinic, they undergo a series of diagnostic tests, including relevant blood and AI powered imaging modalities. We also use wearable technology to monitor various health metrics continuously. This data is collected in real-time and analyzed using our platform, providing both patients and healthcare providers with actionable insights. This continuous monitoring allows us to adjust treatment plans dynamically, deal with psycho-social issues such as distress and motivation and offer personalised care.
    What are the main health concerns that can lead to diabetes at an early age?
    Several health concerns can contribute to the development of diabetes at an early age, including genetic predisposition, obesity, poor diet, lack of physical activity, and insulin resistance. Additionally, factors such as stress, inadequate sleep, and certain medical conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can increase the risk. For women, hormonal changes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) and menopause can also be contributing factors. It’s important to note that women who have had gestational diabetes are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes post-pregnancy. Early detection and management of these risk factors are crucial in preventing the onset of diabetes.
    What are the key indicators for diabetes?
    Key indicators for diabetes include elevated blood glucose levels, an HbA1c level of 6.5 percent or higher, frequent urination, excessive thirst, unexplained weight loss, extreme fatigue, blurry vision, slow-healing sores, and frequent infections. For women, symptoms like frequent urinary tract infections, yeast infections, and dry, itchy skin can also be indicators. Regular monitoring and early diagnosis are vital for effective management and prevention of complications. We recommend that individuals, especially those with risk factors for diabetes, undergo a full check-up at least once a year.
    What other checks do people with diabetes need?
    People with diabetes need to undergo various regular health checks to manage their condition effectively and prevent complications. These include, regular blood glucose monitoring, HbA1c tests every 3 to 6 months, blood pressure checks, Lipid profile tests, Kidney function tests, Eye exams to check for diabetic retinopathy, Foot exams to detect any neuropathy or ulcers, Regular Liver exams to analyze MASH- Metabolic dysfunction-associated steatohepatitis, Body Composition Analysis to examine muscle to fat ratio and body fat percentage, Dental check-ups to prevent gum disease and women should also monitor for any changes in menstrual cycles, as diabetes can affect reproductive health.
    Your wearable technology allows tracking progress in real-time – could you elaborate?
    At GluCare.Health, we use advanced wearable technology to support our patients in managing their conditions effectively. Our wearable devices, including continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) and the Oura Ring, enable us to monitor patients’ health metrics in real-time. These devices continuously collect data on crucial parameters such as blood glucose levels, physical activity, heart rate, sleep patterns, and other vital signs. This data is securely transmitted to our platform, where it undergoes comprehensive analysis by our clinical team. By analyzing this real-time data, we gain valuable insights into each patient’s health status and trends. This capability allows us to personalize treatment plans, make timely adjustments, and provide patients with immediate feedback on how their lifestyle choices impact their health. Ultimately, wearable technology plays a pivotal role at GluCare.Health in empowering patients to actively manage their conditions and achieve better health outcomes.
    Are non-medicine measures just as important for people with diabetes?
    Non-medicine measures are crucial in managing diabetes effectively. These measures include maintaining a balanced diet, engaging in regular physical activity, managing stress, and ensuring adequate sleep. Lifestyle modifications can significantly impact blood glucose control and overall health. At GluCare, we emphasize a holistic approach, integrating these non-medicine measures as standard alongside pharmacotherapy to achieve the best outcomes for our patients.
    What other services does the clinic offer?
    In addition to diabetes management, GluCare.Health offers a range of services, including metabolic health assessments, weight management programs, cardiovascular risk assessments, mental health support, nutrition counseling, motivation support, and personalized fitness plans. We also provide access to cutting-edge wearable technology and remote monitoring services, ensuring comprehensive and continuous care for our patients. For women, we offer specialized care that addresses the unique challenges they face, such as managing gestational diabetes, PCOS, and the impact of menopause on metabolic health.

    Non-diabetic patients are now leaning toward Ozempic – tell us more?
    Ozempic (the brand name of the compound semaglutide), a medication initially approved for managing type 2 diabetes, has been used in the past off-label for weight loss in non-diabetic patients. A new brand of the same compound called Wegovy was launched with the specific application for weight loss approved by the FDA. Similarly, the weight loss version of Mounjaro was launched as Zepbound. While GLP-1 medications like Ozempic (Wegovy) and Mounjaro (Zepbound) have shown promise in promoting weight loss, it is essential for individuals considering this option to do so under the guidance of a healthcare provider. This ensures that the medication is appropriate for their specific health needs and that they are monitored for any adverse effects.
    One primary concern with GLP-1 medications is the side effects, which can include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. These adverse reactions can be especially disruptive, impacting daily routines and overall quality of life. Another significant concern is the potential loss of muscle mass. Rapid weight loss can lead to muscle loss, which can negatively impact metabolism and overall health. To mitigate this, individuals should engage in regular strength training exercises and consume adequate protein to help preserve muscle mass, whilst providers should regularly conduct detailed body composition analysis and observe patient’s muscle/fat ratios before deciding on monthly doses.
    Despite these concerns, GLP-1 medications have garnered significant attention for their potential benefits. They have shown remarkable efficacy in promoting weight loss, leading to their widespread adoption beyond their original purpose of managing type 2 diabetes. However, this trend underscores the importance of understanding the potential side effects and long-term implications, particularly for specific demographics such as women.
    Individuals should approach weight loss with realistic expectations, focusing on overall health rather than just aesthetics. A holistic health approach is crucial, where GLP-1 medications are part of a comprehensive plan that includes diet, exercise, and mental well-being. Close collaboration with your doctor is essential to develop a balanced health strategy. Being fully informed about the potential benefits and risks before starting GLP-1 medications is crucial. Individuals should discuss any concerns with their healthcare provider to make the best choice for their individual health needs.
    What’s next for GluCare?
    GluCare.Health is continually innovating to enhance our patients’ health and wellness journeys. One exciting development is our Remote Cardiac Monitoring (RCM) program, which is revolutionizing how we manage cardiometabolic health. By using cutting-edge technology like the Oura Ring and connected blood pressure cuffs, the program continuously tracks essential heart health metrics, including heart rate variability (HRV), stress levels, and blood pressure (BP). This innovative approach not only enhances early disease detection but also aids in effective disease prevention.
    The program is perfect for women managing hypertension, or those at high cardiovascular risk. Participants receive a stylish Oura Ring and BP cuff, with remote monitoring by a dedicated team of specialists. The seamless integration with GluCare.Health’s platform allows easy tracking of health data, ensuring women stay informed and supported on their wellness journey. With regular data input, reminders, and monthly consultations, the RCM program offers a comprehensive, tech-savvy approach to maintaining heart health.In addition to the RCM program, GluCare.Health is planning a continuous tech-enabled PCOS program set to launch in Q3. This upcoming program will leverage advanced technology to support women managing polycystic ovary syndrome, providing tailored care and monitoring to help improve their overall health and quality of life.
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    French luxury meets Arabian splendour: Sofitel Al Hamra Beach Resort opens in RAK


    by Team Emirates Woman
    26 seconds ago

    IN PARTNERSHIP: The Sofitel Al Hamra Beach Resort promises a harmonious blend of French elegance and Arabian grandeur, perfect for an unforgettable getaway with your little ones.

    Calling all families, a luxurious new resort experience awaits you on the shores of Ras Al Khaimah.
    A Feast for the Senses

    Imagine this: stepping into a world where the calming rhythm of the Arabian Gulf mingles with the timeless sophistication of French art de vivre. That’s the magic that awaits at Sofitel Al Hamra Beach Resort. Nestled on the pristine coastline, this 5-star haven boasts 292 beautifully designed rooms and suites, all offering breathtaking views and the ultimate in comfort. From Classic King rooms to luxurious Two-Bedroom Beachfront Suites and even Presidential Suites, there’s a perfect space for every family.
    Family Fun in the Sun

    Splash around in one of the four beachfront swimming pools, each overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf. While the grown-ups (especially mums) relax, little ones can have an adventure at the kids Club, designed to keep them entertained with exciting activities.
    Culinary Delights for All Palates

    When it comes to dining, the Sofitel Al Hamra Beach Resort is a feast for the senses. Embark on a global culinary journey at the all-day dining restaurant, East, or savor poolside bites and drinks at the Samphire Pool Bar. Craving a taste of France? Reunion (opens in October) awaits with authentic French cuisine. While Waka, (opens in September) a Polynesian Restaurant offers a unique twist on exotic flavors.
    A Mom’s Oasis

    Moms can take a well-deserved break at the first Sofitel Spa with Clarins, offering a haven of pampering and rejuvenation. Whether it’s a rejuvenating massage or a revitalizing facial, there’s something to melt away the stress of parenthood.
    A Luxurious Escape for Everyone
    For families seeking an exclusive experience, Club Millesime offers an elevated level of service and amenities. Dad can perfect his swing at the nearby Al Hamra Golf Course, while everyone can enjoy the resort’s extensive range of activities and entertainment options.
    More than just a resort, Sofitel Al Hamra Beach Resort is an invitation to bask in luxury and create memories that will last a lifetime.
    For more information or to book your stay, visit or contact +971 72096000.
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    Create a capsule wardrobe with these 10 fashion basics


    by Sarah Joseph
    5 mins ago

    Ever felt the need to pack less? Or simply spend less time in the morning deciding what to wear? It’s never too late to create a capsule wardrobe with a few fashion basics.
    With endless options in the sartorial world, a decluttered wardrobe rarely lets us make quick decisions on what to wear without spending too much.
    To curate the perfect capsule wardrobe it’s essential to invest in timeless high-quality items and statement pieces in basic hues such as black, white, camel, beige, brown and off-white.
    It all begins with a meticulous edit of impeccably crafted pieces that can stand the true test of time. By focusing on classic pieces that transcend seasons and trends, you’ll be able to purchase must-have pieces that that can successfully create a seasonless closet.
    The key is to curate a collection that exudes sophistication and can be edited accordingly for any occasion.
    So if you’re thinking of revamping your space and starting from scratch, we’re here to guide you with all the basics to buy on your next shopping spree.
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    8 fabulous activities to try in the UAE this weekend


    by Sarah Joseph
    1 hour ago

    Your ultimate weekend guide in the UAE, July 12 to 14, 2024.
    Shop ‘til you drop

    Luxury womenswear brand Odd Muse announces their newest collection launch in the Middle East. The 10-piece collection is inspired by a Dubai capsule summer wardrobe, filled with a range of dresses from minis to maxis and co-ords made to take you from your beachside brunch to dinner in the city. Made with Odd Muse’s premium fabric and showcasing their classic silhouettes, there really is a piece for everyone In this collection. This collection is providing the shades of this summer season, fit for every occasion. Odd Muse’s new collection will be available to shop exclusively on their website, offering Middle Eastern fashion enthusiasts the opportunity to shop the brand’s newest pieces with same-day delivery in Dubai for Dhs30 (order before 3pm), next working day delivery for Dubai and the rest of the Middle East is Dhs20.
    For more information visit
    Cater to your sweet tooth

    Rise Bakehouse and Temple Creamery have joined hands for a delectable collaboration. Together, they’ve created the Rise Swirl: Rise Bakehouse’s Chocolate PB Pretzel Crunch Cake swirled into Temple Creamery’s house vanilla ice cream, topped with their signature pretzel crunch. This exclusive treat is available from today July 11 until Sunday, July 14 at both Temple Creamery locations: Al Wasl Road and Khawaneej Walk Mall.
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    Book a selfcare session

    Aesthetics by King’s College Hospital is excited to announce exclusive Summer 2024 Offers, providing clients with the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate and enhance their beauty. Enjoy a 25% discount on all non-surgical services and schedule a complimentary consultation with Aesthetics’ Senior Therapists. The Summer Detox Facial, combining the Signature Hydrafacial and the PRX Peel, is now offered at a special price of Dhs1,200, from Dhs1,600. This treatment provides thorough cleansing and rejuvenation with no downtime, ideal for attaining glowing and revitalized skin this summer. Aesthetics by King’s College Hospital UAE, located at Emaar Towers – Marina Walk – next to Spinneys, Dubai Marina.
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    Catch up over a hearty summer feast

    Banyan Tree’s Demon Duck by Alvin Leung introduces their three-course summer menu where everyone can catch up and bond over new memories. Available until August 29, 2024, the line-up features exquisite flavors that captures the essence of summer, priced at Dhs299 per person inclusive of a selected house beverage. The experience begins with a sharing tower of Seabass Crudo with Fresh Sichuan Pepper & Sesame, Crispy Duck paired with Alvin’s Special Hummus, and Bang Bang Chicken, the perfect combination of tang and spice. The lavish repertoire includes Sweet & Sour Chicken with Lychee and Turkish Delight, succulent 48-Hour Short Ribs accompanied by Sweet Pickles and Kalbi Sauce, and Black Cod with Citrus Miso and Chinese Olives. There’s also Singaporean Chilli Shrimps served with Mantou, or the flavourful Demon Fried Rice with Mushroom XO and Porcini Olive Leaf. A Matcha Fondant served alongside Brown Rice Ice Cream brings the meal to a convivial end.
    For more information, visit
    Book a quick escape

    Just a short drive from Dubai, The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah offers a serene escape where personalised hospitality and nature’s beauty converge. Why not switch up the brunch routine and travel out of the city this summer? Come for a treat to a Saturday off and check in to The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah for a rejuvenating break. Enjoy a sumptuous brunch upon arrival at Vinesse restaurant from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Set in a glass pavilion that appears to float on the surrounding water, the all-day dining restaurant serves fine international cuisines Then make the most of the resort’s luxurious facilities. Plunge into the beautiful pool, unwind in the spacious accommodation with ocean, garden, or mangrove forest view and add on a personalised spa treatment to leave feeling refreshed. The experience includes breakfast on Sunday and a 15 percent savings on select spa therapies, making it the perfect getaway to unwind. Prices begin at Dhs395 pp for F&B in an alcoholic package with an additional Dhs150 for house beverages, suitable for a half board stay.
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    Try an Afternoon Tea

    Fancy an afternoon tea with your loved ones? You’re in the right place as we’ve rounded up a selection of premium offerings around Dubai to not miss this season Regarded as a traditional British meal typically served in the mid-afternoon. It originated in the early 19th century and was popularized by Anna, the Duchess of Bedford. She introduced the idea of having a light meal between lunch and dinner, usually consisting of tea, finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and an assortment of pastries and cakes. Today, afternoon tea in Dubai enjoys celebratory status. From Penrose Lounge to The Royal Tearoom at Atlantis The Royal, the options are many. See our editor-approved guide of where to book next.
    Unwind at this brunch

    Sucre has now revamped its brunch for a memorable experience. From delectable starters to mouthwatering mains and indulgent desserts, the new brunch menu at Sucre’s guarantees a delightful experience for all guests. Highlights of the menu include the Tuna Tartare, a symphony of flavours that combines freshness and finesse. For a carnivorous indulgence, savour the Seared Wagyu Carpaccio, a perfect harmony of rich textures and bold flavours. Those seeking a classic favourite will relish the Classic Caesar Salad, a timeless creation blending crisp greens, savoury Parmesan, and a creamy dressing. For a hearty feast, indulge in the Parillada Platter, an assorted selection of grilled meats and flavours that will transport you to a culinary paradise. Not only do you get an incredible gastronomic journey, Sucre also provides guests with live entertainment in the form of live musicians and DJ’s. For all of those that dont want to let the party end at 4:30, all guests are welcomed to Alma Music & Art Lounge for an “after-brunch” experience! The package starts at Dhs370 for the non-alcoholic package and Dhs490 for the house beverages and proseco package.
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    Indulge in a delectable breakfast

    Nestled in the heart of the city, Loona Dubai is thrilled to announce the launch of its delectable breakfast menu, inviting diners to savour an array of tantalizing dishes crafted with care and creativity. For those seeking hearty breakfast options, the ‘MAMMA MIA’ selection will tantalize the taste buds with choices like fried eggs, scrambled eggs, and a mouthwatering avocado toast filled with succulent tomatoes and poached eggs. Savour the creamy goodness of burrata paired with avocado or opt for the richness of omelette featuring eel and stracciatella. The options are as diverse as they are delicious. Everyday, from 9AM to 12 PM, the restaurant offers a delicious spread of breakfast dishes inspired from Italian flavours with a contemporary twist. Located in Vida Residence Downtown, this spot is a must-visit.
    For more information visit
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    How I got my job as… Founder of this eclectic swimwear label


    by Sarah Joseph
    4 mins ago

    This week, Emirates Woman sat down with Hannah Attalah, Founder of Oceanus , a UK-based resortwear label.
    Welcome to the Emirates Woman weekly series ‘How I got my job as…’ where we speak to some incredible wellness, fashion and beauty entrepreneurs and businesswomen both based in the UAE and globally to find out about their career paths that led them to where they are now; what their daily routines look like; the advice they’d give to those starting out; and the hurdles they’ve had to overcome.
    The brand is on a mission to redefine swimwear and empower women. Designed with the intention of turning heads, each piece in the collection evokes a sense of self-expression to help women stand out and feel powerful. It exudes confidence through its unique textures without compromising on sustainability.
    Overall, it reflects the confident attitude of 80s glamour evening wear which is a constant reference point for the brand.
    To delve into how it all began, we understood, how she developed a unique design – a hybrid of glamorous evening-wear and functional swimwear.
    What was your favourite subject at school?
    Art was my favorite subject at school because it allowed me to unleash my creativity in various forms such as painting, drawing, and sculpting. It provided me with a way to express myself freely and explore different perspectives and emotions. Through art, I learned to appreciate beauty in different forms and developed skills in visual communication and interpretation. Overall, art offered me a rich and fulfilling learning experience that was both personally rewarding and intellectually stimulating.
    What was your first job?
    My first job was at Alfie’s antique market which now moved to San Diego and is owned by Sparkle Moore.

    What inspired you to enter the fashion industry and launch Oceanus?
    Since a young age, I was always inspired and into vintage pieces. I was also looking for rare designer vintage pieces to add to my archive as my auntie used to collect vintage too – we did it together and shared the same passion. Then I started studying fashion and from that point I knew that my ultimate goal was to have my own brand where I would be able to create my designs.
    Talk us through the concept?
    Oceanus is all about vintage evening wear and swimwear that evoke a sense of timeless elegance and nostalgia. Our designs reflect the craftsmanship and attention to detail of earlier periods, showcasing a blend of sophistication and glamor.
    What are the key elements of your role?
    Design and create Oceanus collection and expand to different categories.
    Talk us through your daily routine.
    I do not have a daily routine and actually wouldn’t like to have one – I like to think that each days is different and a new experience.
    What advice do you have for anyone looking to follow in the same footsteps?
    I would say to commit to your dream and everything around making that dream happen. Of course, never let anyone tell you that you’re not good enough or that it won’t work.

    Tell us more about the pieces?
    Oceanus pieces are hand-beaded using sustainable techniques by artisans from various parts of the world, including Italy, India, and Bali. Each item showcases unique craftsmanship and reflects a diverse range of artistic traditions and techniques. The hand-beading process emphasizes handmade craftsmanship and ethical production practices, highlighting the skill and artistry of the artisans involved.
    What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
    To follow my dream and not let anyone come in the middle
    What’s the biggest challenge you have had to overcome?
    Navigating the demands of running a business without maternity leave while caring for a newborn was incredibly challenging. Juggling the needs of my business alongside the round-the-clock care of a newborn tested my organizational skills and resilience. It involved finding creative solutions like adjusting schedules and seeking support from loved ones. Ultimately, this experience taught me valuable lessons in time management, prioritisation, and the importance of self-care during intense periods of personal and professional growth.

    What’s your future for the brand?
    Retail expansion – opening new stores on a worldwide scale.
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    10 coffee table candles for a calming ambience


    by Sarah Joseph
    4 mins ago

    After a long stressful day at work, candles can transform your space into an inviting oasis with its fresh notes.
    With both aesthetics and clean packaging, these candles create a relaxing ambience to slow down, set an intention and even unwind after a long day. As the perfect gift to give your loved ones or even some self-care, candles have the power to make any space feel warm and add that sense of comfort.
    When it comes to decorating your coffee table,  nothing is out of place, and there’s a perfect mix of personal and practical items. These can include matchbooks from romantic hotel getaways, handmade coasters from the flea market, and the like.
    By taking into consideration both quality of ingredients and burn time, Emirates Woman has curated the ultimate guide of candles for your next purchase.
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    HH Sheikh Mohammed revisits Atlantis The Royal


    by Sarah Joseph
    30 mins ago

    The Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum revisits Atlantis The Royal for the second time since its opening.
    The property even shared a video on their Instagram feed with the caption, “An honor to welcome back His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum @hhshkmohd to the resort”.

    Previous visit to the property
    On January 21, 2023, Sheikh Mohammed was briefed on the resort’s remarkable concept crafted by the world’s leading designers, architects and artists. Reimagining modern resort architecture, the resort is a 500-metre-long, 178-metre-tall mega structure.
    Additionally, His Highness toured the resort and was briefed on its interior design inspired by Bedouin culture. The hotel celebrates the preciousness of water with beautiful water features, sculptures and colour palettes.
    Previously, Sheikh Mohammed was spotted at this ultra-luxe haven after having spent a week. He even experienced the all-day diner, Gastronomy.
    Inside the property

    Most recent restaurant visit
    Recently, the newly opened bkry in Alserkal Avenue welcomed His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai yesterday, June 12, 2024.

    The must-visit hotspot, bkry even shared a photo on Instagram with the Royal, with the caption, “ We were honored yesterday by the visit of HH. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum @alserkalavenue .We are beyond thankful for your continued support.”
    As a keen enthusiast to visit and explore Dubai’s hotspots, Sheikh Mohammed is often seen around the emirate at various restaurants, cafes and even hotels.
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    5 aesthetic afternoon tea experiences to book in Dubai


    by Sarah Joseph
    19 seconds ago

    Fancy an afternoon tea with your loved ones? You’re in the right place as we’ve rounded up a selection of premium offerings around Dubai to not miss this season.
    Regarded as a traditional British meal typically served in the mid-afternoon. It originated in the early 19th century and was popularized by Anna, the Duchess of Bedford. She introduced the idea of having a light meal between lunch and dinner, usually consisting of tea, finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and an assortment of pastries and cakes.
    Today, afternoon tea in Dubai enjoys celebratory status. Flutes of Champagne and pretty pastries are a given, while exotic nibbles and potent cocktails mean that what now constitutes this most genteel of refreshments
    Here’s a breakdown of what you might find at a traditional afternoon tea:
    A variety of teas are usually offered, including black, green, and herbal teas. Popular choices include Earl Grey, Darjeeling, and Assam.
    These are typically small, crustless sandwiches with fillings such as cucumber, smoked salmon, egg salad, and ham with mustard.
    Freshly baked scones are a staple, served with clotted cream and strawberry jam.
    Pastries and Cakes
    A selection of sweets, including mini cakes, tarts, and sometimes more elaborate pastries, are served to finish the meal.
    Some afternoon teas may also include other items like small quiches, savory pastries, or fruit preserves.
    From glistening views of Dubai’s skyline to unmissable decadent delights that each venue has to offer, there are a host of venues to visit. We’ve sat down to countless cups of tea, finger sandwiches, scones and macarons to bring you our editors’ reviews of the best afternoon teas in the emirate – from the traditional spreads to the modern interpretations that roll on into evening drinks.

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