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    Bookmark these Galeries Lafayette-approved summer trends


    by Team Emirates Woman
    55 mins ago

    In partnership: Regarded as the one-stop-shop sartorial destination, Galeries Lafayette is home to a myriad of must-own pieces especially for your summer trends.
    To ensure that your wardrobe evolves with the season, Galeries Lafayette has scoured the runways to bring you the Spring/Summer 2024 trends that will last.
    As part of their Fashion Forever campaign this year, Emirates Woman hosted an event in collaboration with Galeries Lafayette at The Dubai Mall where the editors hand-picked 25 pieces for each trend with an exclusive selection of guests who attended to the thought process behind these exclusive picks.

    The first Retro Pop trend focuses on the concept of contemporary fashion complemented by vintage chic. It sheds light on the triumphant return return of vibrant, graphic prints, reminiscent of the 60s and 70s. By playing around with materials and volumes, today’s designers have given pop-art fashion a fresh twist, creating a modern, sleekly-structured style with a preppy edge. From LA to New York, these exquisite pieces from brands such as Reborn, Sarah’s Bag, Farm Rio, and more.

    For those who prefer subtle hues and classic staples, minimal elegance ensures a classic take on tailoring with delicate fabrics and geometric cuts showcasing stylish silhouettes that celebrate the beauty of every body. For a trip to Bali these classic accessories from Demelier and Co-ord sets from brands such as Maje, Sandro, Camilla and Marc and Moeva.

    The final trend, Poetic Urban Chic is Inspired by a desire to break away and get back to nature, fashion is being influenced by new outlooks on life, at the crossroads between down-to-earth thinking and free-spirited adventure. Galeries Lafayette provides a unique perspective: an aesthetic that combines the rustic elegance of natural materials and earthy colours with the technical know-how required to incorporate functional details discreetly. Opt for earthy hues with brands such as Bouguessa, Reborn, Ronny Kobo and Coperni.
    From the must-have accessory styles to classic summer staples, and even the jewellery to pair, these are the emerging trends to infuse into your wardrobe.
    So, to make things a bit easier we have rounded up a few of our favorite trends we will be donning all summer long—and we think you should try, as well.
    All pieces can be purchased from they offer same-day delivery. 
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    7 fabulous activities to try in the UAE this weekend


    by Sarah Joseph
    3 hours ago

    Your ultimate weekend guide in the UAE, May 17 to 19 2024.
    Try a new brunch experience

    Bull & Bear, the luxury steakhouse at Waldorf Astoria DIFC is officially introducing the four-course Saturday brunch. Transport yourself to the Big Apple and experience the true essence of New York glamour with the launch Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre’s new Saturday brunch at Bull & Bear, commencing this weekend. Prices start at Dhs355, the latest four-course Saturday brunch pays homage to 1920s New York – blending the pulsating energy of Wall Street with smooth sounds of live Jazz. This experience is definitely worth a visit with your friends and family.
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    Watch live comedic on-stage performances
    Get ready for a weekend full of rib-tickling hilarity at the first-ever Abu Dhabi Comedy Week. Between May18-26,2024, an incredible line-up will grace the Etihad Arena – Yas Island stage for live performances including legendary names and rising stars such as Bassem Youssef, Maz Jobrani, Aziz Ansari, Tom Segura, Andrew Schulz, Jokoy, Chris Tucker, Dave Chapelle and more.
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    Transport yourself to Spain

    La Niña unveils its newest culinary journey, La Comida. Paying homage to the Spanish tradition of brunch, La Comida invites guests to celebrate life and togetherness with fantastic food, lively music and an unmatched ambiance. With an expertly crafted, sharing-style set menu, La Niña is here to ensure that there is something for everyone to enjoy. Start your adventure in the streets of Spain with authentic tapas that include Salpicon de Pulpo, Croquetas with wild mushroom and truffle aioli and Gambas al Ajillo. Venture onto the exquisite Paella de Langosta, bomba rice with lobster and octopus. The set menu comes with three drink packages, Dhs325 for the Soft Drinks, Dhs450 for the House Drinks and Dhs550 for the House Drinks and Bubbles. Each sip and bite is accompanied by sensational live music from Cubache and DJ Aitor Glez. The xperience the lively fiesta at La Comida, where the spirit of Spain comes alive with laughter, music and great food. Join the celebrations every Saturday at La Niña in ICD Brookfield between 12:30pm to 4pm.
    Shop ‘til you drop

    If you’re looking to upgrade your summer closet, you’re in the right place. Dubai’s premier boutique Chic LeFrique showcases a curated selection of dresses, sheer robes, jumpsuits, co-ord sets, and more, the Spring Edit embodies the essence of timeless elegance and feminine sophistication. Founded in 2019 in the vibrant heart of Dubai, the home-grown brand embodies the spirit of local creativity and global influence. It’s all about expressing yourself through fashion while still keeping in mind to use great fabrics like airy Linens, Cottons and many more.
    Pamper yourself

    Give yourself the ultimate break and visit Sisters Beauty Lounge for a myriad of services ranging from blow dries to mani/pedis by a team of experts. Aditionally, For the salon’s 20th anniversary, Sisters Beauty Lounge is giving away a 24k gold bar worth Dhs3,000 at the end of this month. To enter the draw, customers simply have to book a service in the month of May and they stand a chance to be part of this exciting prize. The salon can be found in 8 desirable locations across the UAE including City Walk, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Mall, JBR, Al Bateen and more.
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    Unwind at a minimal café

    If you’re on the lookout for Dubai’s best kept secrets, you’re in the right place. This emirate is home to a myriad of minimal cafés known for its calming interiors which allow you to take a break from in the city. With a host of cultural enclaves, this emirate has a plethora of hidden coffee shops and cafés waiting to be discovered. Infused with boho-chic elements, each of the minimal cafés is a zen-inspired oasis for guests to unplug and reset during the weekend or weekend. From concrete interiors to a minimalist palette, Scandinavian interiors have gained huge traction over the years as spaces have sheltered away from the overcomplicated design. Be it a conscious eatery or a hidden villa in the heart of Jumeirah, Dubai is never short of minimal cafés where you can work from or simply catch up with friends. For a complete guide on the unique hidden cafés in Dubai, swipe through our editor-approved guide.
    Experience this spac-taco-lar event
    Looking for something different to do in Dubai this weekend than just the usual mall and restaurant? Calling all foodies, car enthusiasts, and social butterflies! Rev your appetite engines and cruise over to Ramy Automotive for a turbo-charged cookout experience with Don Bueno and Tacos Los Hermanos. From tantalizing tacos to fabulous flans, we’ve got the flavors to fuel your night and make this weekend unforgettable. Join us on May 18, 2024, from 6 PM to 12 AM at Ramy Automotive. Plus, bring along your furry friends because yes, it’s pet-friendly too! Whether you’re craving Latin American flavors, looking to connect with the car community, or simply eager to socialize, this event is tailor-made for you. It takes place at Ramy Automotive, Al Quoz 3 on 18th of May, 6 pm to 12 am.
    Eat healthy
    Introducing Go Organic’s detox and weight-loss meal resets—the perfect way to kickstart your healthy eating habits and reach your weight loss goals. Featuring an array of nourishing meals designed specifically for detoxification and weight loss, Go Organic is committed to helping individuals achieve their holistic wellness goals. The menu is packed with delicious options that cater to a wider audience seeking to cleanse, nourish, and rejuvenate their bodies.The Meal Resets offer curated options to help optimise health and well-being, including Gut Cleanse, Liver Detox, Alkaline Reset, Protein Reset, and Skinny Cleanse. From salads and bowls to gluten-free noodles, pastas, ravioli, gnocchi, wraps, and gourmet snacks, there’s something for everyone. Customers can choose from various durations, including 3-day, 6-day, 2-week, 1-month, and 3-month plans, tailored to individual goals and lifestyles.
    For more information visit
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    17 apps women living in the UAE need to download on their phones

    With our lives condensed into the palm of our hands on our phones nowadays, it’s essential to have all the necessary apps you need.
    From getting quick grocery deliveries to staying up-to-date with the latest trends, to ensuring you can get the best deals to experience life in Dubai, here’s 17 apps every woman living in the UAE needs to have on their phone.

    As the ‘definitive home of luxury’ for the Middle East, you can find the best local and international brands on the Ounass app. In Dubai there’s two-hour delivery available, meaning you can get that new outfit for a weekend brunch in the blink of an eye.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

    Bloomingdale’s Middle East recently launched a new iOS app for the region, meaning you can shop right on your phone for all the latest new buys. Not only will shoppers have access to the most sought-after brands at their fingertips, but the delivery time for pieces will be minimal. For those based in the UAE, same-day delivery will be available and for Kuwait and Saudi, express shipping is available.
    You can download the app on the iOS store.

    This hassle-free app is your one-stop-shop solution for all provides all your needs as you ride, order food and more around the UAE.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.
    Microsoft Teams

    With the world adapting to the new work-from-home measures, the best way to stay connected to your team is through this all-encompassing app where members can chat, collaborate, share documents professionally and video call. Designed for hybrid working, this app lets company members connect from any part of the world making it easier to coordinate any upcoming project or assignment.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.
    Level Shoes

    If you’re a shoe lover, this app is for you. This one-stop-shop haven gives you access to all the latest accessories all from the comfort of your home or even if you’re on the go, In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, this month Level Shoes will release a host of exclusive pieces from your favorite designer brands to get your hands on.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

    This online food ordering company ensures prompt service for all your needs, From restaurant deals to medicine delivered to your doorstep, this app connects customers to hundreds of restaurants and shops nearby making each service accessible without any added hassle. With the T-mart service on the app, customers are guaranteed fresh grocery deliveries in under 20 minutes without the need to physically visit any grocery store.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

    This award-winning app allows residents to top up their metro Nol card, renew their license, top up for parking and renew any car service. This smart app is designed to allow users to chat with RTA agents for any questions pertaining to safe driving measures. Users can also calculate their Green points according to the public transportation services used to keep an eye on the money, time and carbon dioxide emissions saved.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

    After paving its way in Dubai, the British food delivery company seamlessly delivers groceries, takeaways and event floral arrangements right to your doorstep. With an integrated delivery network, meets all your food needs with a plethora of restaurants including fine-dining options.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

    To enjoy the best of what Dubai has to offer you need to ensure you download the UAE rewards app Viya. Think of the platform as your VIP access to around 100 city’s top restaurants and bars as well as sporting experiences, exclusive spa days and rounds of golf on Dubai’s leading courses. Sunseekers will love exclusive access to hotel pools and beaches by booking day pass via the app. The format is simple and works on a two-way loyalty system. For every Dhs10 you spend at a Viya partner, the app will reward you with Dhs1 that can eventually add up and go towards an unforgettable experience. In addition, you will enjoy savings on every purchase via the app. Your five-star access awaits from only Dhs1,375 for three months.

    Get your groceries from your trusted local supermarkets on InstaShop at the same in-store prices with a 45 minute average delivery depending on your location. You need to simply download the app, sit back and the experts on this platform will handle the rest.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.
    The Entertainer

    This money-saving app is packed with numerous one for two offers along with 25 per cent off at some major outlets, be it restaurants, spas, shops, hotels or even activities as you experience more and pay less.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

    As the Middle East’s largest online fashion site, the Namshi app is a must-have to get all the best and latest pieces at a reasonable price. With over 500 brands and 10,000 items of clothes, shoes and accessories you’ll sit there browsing for hours.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

    What better way to listen to all the songs and podcasts you love than on one consolidated app, giving you access on any gadget whether a phone, computer or tablet. Always ready at your fingertips, you can even let Spotify surprise you with their personalised playlists which are curated especially according to your taste as you sit back and relax with the premium subscription also available for uninterrupted learning.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.
    The Dubai Mall

    As the largest shopping centre in the world, getting around The Dubai Mall can prove to be difficult if you’re new to the UAE. However, the app is your ultimate guide to helping you get around the mall to find the best shops and restaurants Dubai Mall has to offer.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

    With strict worldwide travelling measures, keeping in touch with your friends can be quite the task. The Zoom app has made staying up-to-date with your loved ones easy, as with a click of a button you can all connect as frequently catch up with each other.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

    For those on a busy schedule or just want an app that can take care of your washing, Washmen will be a godsend. Washmen is a simple app that takes care of your laundry with wash & fold and clean & press services. The usual turnaround time for garments is 48 to 72 hours.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

    The elevated fashion and lifestyle e-commerce brand is committed to providing round the clock service for bags, shoes and outfits. Delivered right to your doorstep, the platforms give users the best of global brands at the most accessible prices. From activewear to an exclusive selection of fragrances, shoppers can scroll to their heart’s content.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.
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    A Valentine’s Day to remember: The ideal date for each zodiac sign

    Lifeby Ruman Baig45 mins ago Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love and romance, and what better way to do that than by planning the perfect date tailored to your partner’s zodiac sign?Here’s a guide to creating an unforgettable Valentine’s Day experience based on the characteristics of each sign.Aries (March 21 – April 19)For the energetic and adventurous Aries, an ideal Valentine’s Day date would involve something exciting and spontaneous. Consider planning a day full of outdoor activities like hiking, rock climbing, or even a thrilling amusement park visit. End the day with a romantic candlelit dinner at a trendy restaurant with live music.Taurus (April 20 – May 20)Taurus appreciates luxury and indulgence, so a romantic evening filled with sensual pleasures would be ideal. Start with a couples’ spa day complete with massages and champagne, followed by a gourmet dinner at a five-star restaurant. Finish the night with a cozy movie marathon snuggled up at home.Gemini (May 21 – June 20)For the social and curious Gemini, a Valentine’s Day date that stimulates the mind and engages in lively conversation is key. Consider attending a wine tasting, visiting a museum, or even taking a cooking class together. Cap off the evening with a visit to a comedy club or karaoke bar for some laughs and fun.Cancer (June 21 – July 22)Cancer values emotional connection and intimacy, so a cozy and sentimental date would be perfect. Plan a romantic picnic in a picturesque location, followed by a leisurely stroll hand-in-hand. Create a scrapbook together filled with memories and mementos from your relationship to cherish for years to come.Leo (July 23 – August 22):Leos love to be the center of attention and enjoy grand gestures, so a Valentine’s Day date that feels like a fairy tale would be ideal. Consider surprising your Leo partner with tickets to a Broadway show or a fancy black-tie event. End the night with a private rooftop dinner overlooking the city skyline.Virgo (August 23 – September 22):Virgos appreciate thoughtfulness and attention to detail, so a meticulously planned and organized date would be perfect. Start with a scenic nature hike followed by a homemade picnic with all of their favorite foods. Finish the evening with a stargazing session or cozying up by the fireplace with a good book.Libra (September 23 – October 22):Libras love romance and harmony, so a Valentine’s Day date that is elegant and sophisticated would be ideal. Plan a candlelit dinner at a charming bistro with live music, followed by a visit to an art gallery or a romantic walk through a botanical garden under the moonlight.Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)Scorpios crave intensity and passion, so a Valentine’s Day date that is mysterious and seductive would be perfect. Consider a private dinner at a dimly lit restaurant with aphrodisiac foods, followed by a couples’ tarot card reading or a visit to a haunted house for some thrilling excitement.Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)Sagittarius loves adventure and spontaneity, so a Valentine’s Day date that involves travel and exploration would be ideal. Plan a romantic weekend getaway to a cozy cabin in the mountains or a charming bed and breakfast by the sea. Spend the day hiking, exploring local attractions, and enjoying each other’s company.Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)Capricorns value tradition and stability, so a Valentine’s Day date that is classic and timeless would be perfect. Plan a romantic dinner at a historic restaurant or one that has dinner and a show, followed by a carriage ride through the city streets or a visit to a classical music concert.Aquarius (January 20 – February 18):Aquarians are unconventional and enjoy intellectual stimulation, so a Valentine’s Day date that is unique and thought-provoking would be ideal. Consider attending a poetry reading, visiting a science museum, or exploring a quirky art installation together. End the night with a bonfire on the beach discussing your dreams and aspirations.Pisces (February 19 – March 20)Pisces are sensitive and romantic, so a Valentine’s Day date that is dreamy and imaginative would be perfect. Plan a whimsical day at a botanical garden or butterfly conservatory, followed by a romantic boat ride on a tranquil lake. End the evening with a cozy movie night at home complete with homemade popcorn and cuddles.No matter your partner’s zodiac sign, the most important thing is to show them love and appreciation in a way that feels authentic and meaningful to both of you. Whether it’s a grand gesture or a simple, heartfelt moment, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate your connection and create lasting memories together.– For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and InstagramImages: Instagram: @zozowitherspoon More

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    18 New Running Shoes To Help You Run Faster And Farther In 2024

    The pair of running shoes you choose can make or break your run. You ever slipped on a pair only to feel that red-hot feeling of an incoming blister a few kms into your first run? Or you take your shoes off after a long run to find a blackening toenail? Whatever your woeful running horror story is, one thing is for sure, you need a solid pair of takkies to help you hit the tar, treadmill or trails. And we’re here to help.

    What To Consider When Looking For A New Pair Of Running Shoes

    There are a few questions you’re going to want to ask yourself before you head out to your nearest Sportsmans Warehouse on the next available Saturday morning.

    What will you mostly be using your shoes for?

    How far do you want to run?

    What kind of terrain are you going to be running on?

    Do you want to use them for other kinds of training (like HIIT or strength training)?

    READ MORE: We Tested The NEW Under Armour Iso-Chill Range With Running Late Club

    What To Look For In A Shoe

    Cushioning: This helps the ground feel softer and encourages ground-contact stability.

    Weight: Lighter shoes usually have less cushioning; they’re designed for your speedy runs. Heavier shoes tend to have more cushioning and are better for your longer runs.

    Drop: This is the difference in cushioning (or height) from the heel to the front of the foot. Basically, when you’re barefoot your heel and forefoot touch the ground so the drop is 0mm. Slip on a pair of particularly cushioned running shoes (or some serious heels) and the drop starts to increase. Drop tends to range from 0mm to 14mm, with 10mm being the most common heel drop.

    Pronation: Many shoes will state the type of pronation they are suitable for (but every person is different). Make sure you choose a shoe that’s suitable for you after doing a gait analysis with an expert (hint: they’re usually free). Not sure what these words mean? Keep on reading!

    Do You Need A Gait Analysis For Running?

    Many running coaches, trainers and running brands recommend getting a gait analysis. But what does that actually mean? In simple terms, your gait describes the way in which you walk. So a gait analysis is an exam that gives you information about your walking and running style.

    Everyone is different and knowing your gait is a huge part of knowing your running style. The more information you have, the more equipped you are to choose the right pair of shoes for you and ultimately prevent injury.

    “Knowing your gait can help you grow as a runner and help prevent injuries in the future. Each runner has a specific gait, and not knowing yours could result in an injury,” according to Asics.

    What Does Pronation Mean?

    A large part of gait analysis focuses on determining your pronation. When it comes to running, pronation refers to how your foot naturally rolls inward after your heel strikes the ground. Ideal pronation would result in this motion (the natural inward roll) absorbing the shock from the force of your heel coming into contact with the ground.

    Once your pronation has been determined, you want to try to match yourself to a running shoe that adjusts for your specific pronation. Wearing the correct running shoe will make you a more efficient runner and help you avoid those jog-ending injuries.

    3 Types Of Pronation:

    Neutral pronation: When your foot lands outside of your heel and then rolls naturally inward (about 15%), absorbing the shock and keeping your ankles aligned. If this is you, try the Under Armour FLOW Velociti Elite.

    Overpronation: When your feet roll inward too much. This requires a more sturdy running shoe so that your foot can be kept in place. Try the PUMA NITRO or Asics Gel-Nimbus™ 25 if you’re an overpronater.

    Supination or underpronation: When the feet don’t roll inward enough. This requires a shoe that has plenty of cushioning, like the Salomon Spectur.

    READ MORE: These Strength And Cross-Training Workouts Will Improve Your Running

    5 Places To Get A Gait Analysis In South Africa

    Sportsmans Warehouse

    Sportsmans Warehouse has RUN-id, an industry-leading advanced gait analysis technology developed by German engineer Jens Hellenbacher. It’s in selected stores around South Africa (Gauteng, Western Cape, Pretoria, KZN and Eastern Cape), is completely free and only takes a few minutes. Find out more here.

    ASICS Mall Of Africa

    If you’re a runner, you’ll be familiar with Asics. They have a huge range of shoes to suit any type of runner. So if you’ve got your heart set on your next pair being from the brand, why not head straight to the Asics store at Mall Of Africa for a gait analysis? The analysis is free of charge. Find out more here.

    Total Sports

    Total Sports is really changing the game when it comes to getting active. Their free gait analysis is available at Totalsports in Sandton, Mall of Africa, Canal Walk, Cavendish, Gateway and more.

    The Athlete’s Foot

    You can pre-order your running and gait analysis at the shop over here. They also give an in-depth breakdown of what they will be analysing and why it matters here.

    The Sweat Shop

    Head to The Sweat Shop Dunkeld in Johannesburg or The Sweat Shop Claremont in Cape Town for shoe fittings, gait analysis and premium advice.

    Now that you know a little bit more about what to look for in your next pair of running shoes, you’re ready to shop. Whether you’re a newbie or an experienced runner, hit the ground running with these newly-released running shoes.

    READ MORE: Beginners 5K Running Training Plan And How To Crush It In Just 6 Weeks

    For Speed Runs

    For speed work and short-distance runs, look for a shoe with a little drop – in a European Journal of Sports Science study, they found that minimalist shoes can help you run faster, and make your feet and calves stronger. These are our top 2024 running shoes for speedy runs.

    Nike Vaporfly 3

    This is a speed shoe, indeed. But gone are the days when a quick 5K fit the bill for what creates a speedy run. These shoes can take you from a fast 10K through to a pacy marathon, too. The grooves in the sole drive energy from the sole through to the forefoot, making for faster take-offs.

    Under Armour Surge 3 Running Shoes

    With just an 8mm drop, this lightweight and breathable shoe will have you flying. A cushioned EVA midsole gives you a responsive ride while strategically placed rubber pods on the outsole add durability while keeping things light.

    adidas Adizero Boston 12

    You’d be surprised that such a chunky shoe can create such speed. Get flexibility in the forefoot along with a locked-in midfoot through your run. Energyrods at the bottom of the shoe provide a more seamless transition as you push off from the ground.

    PUMA Fast-R Nitro Elite

    You’d be forgiven for thinking this is a moon boot, but it’s actually a speed runner. The shoe, broken into two parts, delivers speed in the front section and comfort at the back, while the forefoot is primed to react to your cadence. It’s also surprisingly stable. While it’s built for speed, you could even take this bad boy on marathons, says PUMA. Expect a new version to drop in February 2024 – this shoe will be lighter and even faster.

    Asics Magic Speed

    Get the energy you need to ace your next PB. It works for both tempo runs and races and a carbon TPU plate propels your foot forward upon landing, so you go further, faster. A cushioned midsole keeps your stride propulsive while maintaining a lightweight feel.

    Hoka Mach X

    For those who want to run even faster, this pace-pushing shoe is it. It’s also a lightweight shoe built to last: the Mach X is supercharged with a layer of PEBA foam that’s 34% more resilient than the Carbon X 3 foam, making this a good shoe for both distance and speedy sprints.

    For Longer Distance Runs

    For longer distances, look for a higher drop in the shoe (read: a higher heel) that supports and keeps you comfy when you’re going for many km.

    On Running Cloudbloom Echo

    Made to go the distance, these shoes, with the upward curve, push your foot further and faster. You’ll also find enhanced cushioning on the forefoot, making for a more comfortable journey.

    Under Armour HOVR™ Machina 3

    Perfect for hot rides, the shoe’s mesh upper allows for maximum airflow, while tons of springy cushioning keeps you pushing forward. Plus, the combination of carbon and blown rubber on the outsole allows for durability and a lightweight rebound.

    adidas SOLARGLIDE 6

    Go the distance with this nifty runner. BOOST tech delivers energy return with each stride, while LEP 2.0 technology guides your foot forward for an extra push when you toe-off during your run.

    PUMA Magnify Nitro 2

    There’s tons of rubber in this shoe, making for a longer, smoother ride. In the midsole, you’ll find nitrogen-infused NITRO™ foam, to keep you bouncing along in comfort. The outsole’s rubber is durable and is built for all-surface traction.

    New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080

    Per New Balance, this shoe is IT. The shoe they’d make if they only made one. A bold claim, but we’ve reviewed it and can testify to its bounciness and responsiveness. The midsole, with proprietary Fresh Foam, allows the landing to push off to go that much more smoothly while the super-soft upper material is breathable.

    Nike Alphapfly 3

    Made with the beloved Zoom upper but with a decked-out sole, this shoe for marathoners looking to pace up fits the bill. It’s helped runner Kelvin Kiptum break the Marathon World Record, so it’s got to be good. What’s new? A smoother heel-to-toe transition from the continuous bottom as well as a wider carbon fibre Flyplate for extra propulsion.

    For Trail Runs

    With trail running shoes, you’re looking for a grippier outsole that can withstand uneven footpaths and keep your foot secure as you traverse the unknown. These are worth your cash.

    Salomon Pulsar

    A bouncy, superior comfort shoe that tackles the trails while you walk on clouds. An Energy Foam midsole gives you smooth transitions, while an Energy Blade helps with propulsion to shift you forward.

    Nike Ultrafly

    Fast and grippy, this shoe makes the case for a trail run that’s both fast, epic and yes, totally doable, no matter the conditions. The Nike Ultrafly was designed with Vibram and contains its lightweight, agile outsole design and traction tech underneath.

    Hoka SpeedGoat 5

    Like Nike’s Ultrafly, this shoe features the Vibram® Megagrip with Traction Lug designed to provide more surface contact and traction. It’s lighter and roomier but no less stable, making for light work when tackling the trails.


    A lightweight shoe that won’t bog you down on the hills. Shock-absorbing EVA provides comfort and the mesh upper takes you through mud, rain and sunshine. The Continental™ Rubber outsole also gives you a better grip on those trails.

    Under Armour Charged Maven

    For shock absorption, look for the UA Charged tech embedded in this shoe. The cushioning needs to be soft but rugged enough to take on rocks and gravel – and this shoe does the trick.

    PUMA Voyage Nitro 3

    The camo look is so subtle and beautiful, you’ll be wanting to wear this everywhere. But it’s destined for the trails: it sheds water so you’re never wet, while the outsole allows the shoe to move independently with the ground for better traction.

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    11 activities to do in the UAE during the long weekend


    by Sarah Joseph
    3 hours ago

    Your ultimate weekend guide – December 1 to December 3, 2023.
    Raise environmental awareness through music

    The “Concert For Tomorrow” gala taking place today during COP28, December 1, 2023 at Dubai Opera, emphasizes the global significance of climate change. Starring the Teatro all Scala Orchestra from Milan, expect an unforgettable evening of musical brilliance from Verdi, Puccini and Mascagni and environmental consciousness under the baton of maestro Michele Gamba and exceptional talents of tenor Vittorio Grigolo and soprano Aida Garifullina.
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    It’s time for a sail

    Cooler weather calls for new outdoor adventures. Sign up yourself and your friends for a sailing experience with Wind Rises, a sailing community that organizes unique programs such as lectures, special sailing courses and races from beginners to experienced with an aim to make the sport more open and affordable. Located in Port Mina Rashid Marina, get ready to set sail for 2 hours in and around the Persian Gulf as you learn the basic concepts of sailing in a well-designed racing fleet – no special skills required!
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    Go for a date night

    UCHI, which translates to ‘home’ in Japanese, is a high-end and modern dining restaurant with a central bar surrounded by small dark wooden tables, a sleek sushi counter, and an intimate outdoor patio. Through culinary artistry, the menu spans King Crab with pea and asparagus ditaloni, Wagyu Tartar and a selection of maki rolls. Beyond the well-curated menu, Uchi offers a chic and contemporary atmosphere with feel-at-home interiors. Located in the bustling heart of DIFC, this restaurant promises an unforgettable dinning experience.
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    Get your hands on unique accessories at an exclusive pop-up

    Running from November 25 to December 31, 2023, regional accessories brand Okhtein’s pop-up shop showcases signature bags, sunglasses and bespoke 25hours luggage tag to guests and visitors of 25hours Hotel at Dubai One Central. Renowned for fusing Egyptian culture with contemporary design, shop one-of-a-kind extras for the perfect gifting option for a stylish loved one or for yourself, to wear as an opulent finishing touch to your holiday outfit.
    Book a spa at home

    The Spa offers a range of luxurious, therapeutic and relaxing massage therapies to help you unwind from a hectic day and thanks to a spa-like atmosphere, evoked through soft candlelight and a tranquil playlist, you will experience the ultimate zen. Both 60- and 90-minute sessions are available, as well as individual and couple bookings for the ultimate relaxation without moving an inch. The Den Home Spa ensures you no longer need to leave your own home to enjoy a touch of blissful relaxation starting from Dhs250.
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    Revitalise your energy levels

    Want to upgrade your vitals? Kai Life Clinic is a premium and bespoke skin, health, and wellness brand that empowers people to look and feel their most confident selves. Don’t wait for the new year to set your health and fitness goals. Instead, speak to Kai Life’s team of professionals about how you can revitalize your body and mind to go into 2024 your best self yet. Try the Revitalizer, that includes a 15 Minute Consultation with Kai Life’s Nutritionist , a 60 Minute IV Therapy and a 30 Minute Icoone Body Sculpting/Lymphatic Drainage. Located in Al Wasl Road, Al Manara, this clinic promises a cleanse from the inside out.
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    Shop ‘til you drop
    Spruce up your interiors over the long weekend. The refurbished space Caspaiou showcases a wide array of luxury European furniture, unique accessories, high-end lighting, and art pieces, all meticulously selected to reflect the brand’s signature design ethos and style. Each item is a statement piece, carefully crafted to elevate any living space and create that truly remarkable Caspaiou atmosphere. Spread over two floors and offering a generous 600 square meters of viewing space, the result is a stunning display for design enthusiasts and purveyors of good taste. Stepping into the redefined showroom is like entering a world where design and beauty converge, with captivating personal spaces curated to transform houses into homes. Every corner is accented by exceptional craftsmanship and timeless design. The showroom offering is further complemented by the 750 square-metre Caspaiou warehouse, which now houses more than 2500+ in-stock items giving clients access to an unrivalled collection of luxury European furniture, accessories, lighting, and art pieces.
    Try a unique breakfast

    Pizza for breakfast? Monno’s kitchen has it covered. Think breakfast sourdough pizzettas topped with an assortment of toppings. An Italian highlight comes from the pastry team in the form of ‘bombolone’ – an Italian doughnut made with a soft yeast dough that’s fried and lightly covered in granulated sugar and then filled with varied cream fillings. Then there’s specials like Wagyu salami shakshuka, classic Italian fontina cheese toast with veal ham, and benedict avo-egg on a grilled croissant, plus much more. Located in Jumeirah, this spot is definitely a must-visit.
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    Book lunch at this rooftop spot

    For a picturesque meal, Sal’s Bistro invests in the quality of the community and strives to make their place a cozy bistro. This warm and welcoming concept reflects the family’s passion for excellent food and people, creating a unique and exciting dining experience. Set in a charming lakeside setting, guests can enjoy fresh and healthy home-style cuisine in a tranquil environment during the long weekend. Located in Jumeirah Islands Pavilion, this French Bistro Concept is definitely a must-try.
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    Try one of Dubai’s new hot spots

    For an avant-garde new lunch and dinner spot, we’re here to help. Dubai’s fine-dining and culinary scene never takes a backseat all-year round with its innovative food concepts that are sure to leave your palate craving for more. From Japanese to authentic Italian spots, there’s a plethora of exciting dining options that we simply can’t get enough off. With each detail crafted to perfection, be it the interiors, menu and overarching design, these latest culinary havens are a delight to try for any occasion or to simply treat yourself after a new week. If you’re on the lookout for the latest hotspots to visit in Dubai, Emirates Woman has curated an exclusive guide on where to dine in the emirate.
    Unwind at a resort with a private pool

    As the sweltering heat is here to stay for the next couple of months, there’s nothing like cooling off in the privacy of your own private pool. From temperature-controlled swimming pools to luxe views of the UAE’s skyline, these exotic properties offer their own private swimming facility to unwind with friends and family. Emirates Woman has curated a list of must-visit resorts located both in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah, that offer their own space to unwind as you book a premium villa or suite that best fits your needs.
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    How I got my job as…Managing Director at The Outnet


    by Ruman Baig
    39 mins ago

    Welcome to the Emirates Woman weekly series ‘How I got my job as…’ where we speak to some incredible 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.
    This week we chat with Emma Mortimer, Managing Director, The Outnet. Emma’s professional journey commenced within the realms of media, with notable roles at esteemed establishments like Hearst Magazines and Haymarket Media Group. However, her career trajectory eventually led her into the world of retail and e-commerce. Prior to her return to THE OUTNET, Emma lent her expertise to brands like and the Arcadia Group, making significant contributions to the launch of The Modist, an e-tailer specializing in modest fashion. Moreover, her tenure as a fashion specialist for the British government’s Department for International Trade underscored her commitment to the industry’s growth.
    At the helm of The Outnet, Emma Mortimer assumes a pivotal role in shaping the brand’s global business trajectory and setting its strategic course. Her purview extends across critical facets of the store’s operation, encompassing everything from procurement and merchandising to commercial trade, brand communications, VIP customer relations, and creative content development. Her mission: is to maintain The Outnet’s esteemed reputation as a premier destination for savvy fashionistas seeking discounted designer treasures from past seasons.
    With two decades of experience straddling the realms of retail and media, Emma brings to the table a profound understanding of the luxury e-commerce landscape. Her leadership is a testament to the fusion of commerce and creativity, a recipe for long-term prosperity in this ever-evolving industry.
    To delve into her role and career, Emirates Woman spoke to her to see how she overcomes challenges and creates a niche for herself in this industry.
    What was your favourite subject at school?
    I studied chemistry, biology, and art & design in my final years at school. It’s safe to say art & design was my favorite subject given my career path in the fashion industry. However, I did appreciate the combination of the arts and science and using both sides of my brain – something that is essential to my role as Managing Director, which calls for both creative and analytical thinking.
    What was your first job?
    I used to work in my family’s fine art shop, helping out during the holidays. Looking back, it was an invaluable experience – from seeing the day-to-day running of a retailer to learning how to connect with the customer.
    Walk us through your role at The Outnet
    I’m lucky to have a wonderfully diverse role. Each day is different, a lot of time is spent reviewing our performance and working with our commercial planning and finance teams. I enjoy continually learning, especially about our customers and their behaviour, analysing updates from our customer insights team along looking at our brand and performance marketing results. I also have oversight across the buying and merchandising teams and love to hear about new brands coming to the site along with exclusive collaborations and capsules. Also, a big part of my role is liaising with our regional GMs, ensuring what we do on a global scale is regionally nuanced and relevant.

    You started your career with media, what made you switch to e-commerce?
    It happened very organically – I was working in production for a mail-order catalogue company that was moving away from printed catalogues into e-commerce at the time. I’m always stimulated by future-facing innovations, and e-commerce is a dynamic and ever-evolving industry.
    Talk us through your daily routine.
    Every day is book-ended with nursery drop off and pick up. I hugely value this time with my daughter, though getting out of the house is a far more drawn-out process these days! I try to partly plan what I’m wearing the night before for speed and ease. I used to do a lot of exercise before having a child, but now it consists of a 20-minute speed walk to the nursery before heading into the office for a day of meetings.
    What is the best piece of advice you ever received?
    It’s less so advice and more the great examples set by my parents. They both worked extremely hard and had incredible ethics. I learnt a huge amount from watching and listening to them growing up. I remember my mum always saying to me ‘Just do your best’, whenever I was being tough on myself, and I try to remember this when things become challenging.
    And what is the worst?
    I honestly can’t think of any, which says a lot about the mentors and role models I’ve been lucky to have in my life. I value positive thinking.
    Can you share some strategies you’ve found effective for fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment?
    Ensuring an open, collaborative, and supportive team culture. I’m extremely proud of THE OUTNET’s culture which we’ve managed to maintain over all the years. It enables anyone who joins the team to feel valued, respected and supported.

    How do you balance your leadership responsibilities with maintaining a healthy work-life integration?
    Fortunately, being in the position I am in, I am able to help lead by example and ensure that we all switch off from work at weekends and spend time with our families and friends. The weekends are when I can take a class at the gym or go swimming with my daughter. I think it’s important she sees me looking after myself, as well as just working and looking after the family. Although, this is far easier said than done!
    What advice do you have for aspiring leaders in terms of building strong professional relationships and networks?
    Be open, show humility and vulnerability – it helps to connect you with your colleagues. Check-in with people; ask how they are and listen to their responses. This builds strong-rooted relationships. Keep in contact. Always be respectful, and kind and help people without an agenda. Paths often cross and you may find someone helps you out in a similar way in the future.
    How do you see the role of technology evolving in your industry, and how are you adapting your leadership style to those changes?
    Having the ability to access so much is a real positive. We work in a fast-paced business reacting to an ever-changing landscape. Data really helps to support decisions for a stronger customer perspective and for our business strategy. As a leader reacting to these changes has helped me become nimbler and more adaptable, whilst always having the data to support thought processes and make informed decisions.
    Can you discuss the most impactful decision you’ve made as a managing director and the results it brought about?
    For me, it always comes back to the people – deciding how to nurture and support our talent. This involves stretching and challenging teams with greater responsibility and opportunities. In turn, it motivates, develops, and helps to retain knowledge and talent, which leads to greater success and results.
    In your experience, what qualities or skills have been most crucial in your journey to becoming successful?
    Learning fast, adapting and being flexible to change. Alongside being a team player. I always remember the proverb ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’
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    8 exciting things to do in the UAE this weekend


    by Sarah Joseph
    2 hours ago

    The ultimate weekend guide in the UAE, August 25 to 27, 2023.
    Brunch it up

    Book the season’s last brunch at Fouquet’s, which will transport guests straight to the French Capital in no time. This exclusive Parisian hotspot promises the ultimate city of lights experience for those who wish to experience a French holiday without leaving Dubai. Taking place on Saturday, August 26, 2023, from 12pm to 4pm, the prices start at Dhs310 for the soft beverage package, Dhs510 for the House Beverages package and Dhs725 for the premium champagne package. Guests can indulge in dishes such as pan-fried prawns and tarragon butter along with baby chicken, apple tart doused in Vanilla whipped cream and caramel sauce. Located at Burj Plaza, Downtown Dubai.
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    Visit the region’s first listening bar

    Located in the heart of Pullman hotel, Honeycomb Hi-Fi brings to life a lavish record store, a High-Fidelity sound system, warm and minimal interiors designed for quality acoustics, and an izakaya kitchen to round out their vision. With a casual Japanese menu inspired by a traditional izakaya, guests can indulge in hot, binchotan grill and rice/noodles sections with a variety of dishes to share. By delivering a modern twist on Japanese classics, guests can dine at this luxe haven from 7:30pm to 3am on Friday and Saturday and Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30pm to 2am.
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    Shop ‘til you drop

    Refresh your workwear wardrobe with THAT Concept Store’s luxurious handbag and footwear collections. With brands such as Khaite, Proenza, White Label, Eera, Gia Borghini and Alexandre Birman. Whether you wish to visit in store or shop online, the options are endless and suit everyone’s tastes and preferences.
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    Unwind at this pool day

    Both Azure Beach and AMMOS Greek Restaurant at Rixos Premium JBR are delighted to announce an exciting offer exclusively for the ladies. All ladies who purchase a day pass at Azure Beach and indulge in a delectable lunch at AMMOS Greek Restaurant will receive two complimentary glasses of Rosé. This exclusive offer is available daily from 10am to 8pm with the lunch at AMMOS Greek Restaurant at Rixos Premium JBR. The Azure Beach entrance prices take place on weekends from Friday for Dhs300.
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    Experience a relaxing massage

    For a rejuvenating weekend, Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai is offering guests a special summer package at the resort’s Spa Cenvaree. With a special menu for families, guests can experience a tailored package for all members including grandmothers, daughters and mothers. While the resort’s signature Natural C package promises guests brighter and smoother skin to remove any dead skin cells, younger guests can have a 90-minute Kid Candy experience with masks and scrubs scented with playful flavours including toffee apple, chocolate and bubble gum. The special package is priced at Dhs630 and is discounted from the regular price of Dhs1,300.
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    Indulge in some delectable dishes

    For Dubai Summer Restaurants Week, Venus Ristorante at Caesars Palace is offering a set menu priced at Dhs95 for a 2-course lunch menu and Dhs150 for a three-course lunch menu excluding drinks from 12:30pm until 3:30pm. It takes place until August 27, 2023 and is currently running for a limited time with irresistible dishes. Guest can savour a host of delightful flavours ranging from a Buratta, to Pizza Diavola with tomato, Venus Tiramisu and more, making this a bespoke culinary journey, emulating an Amalfi-Coast feel.
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    Try your hand at Bingo

    For all the bingo fans, The Strand Craft Kitchen’s Bingo Night promises to be full of fun with a packed evening of entertainment, chances to win, delectable tapas and free-flowing beverages. Taking place on Friday, August 25, this evening starts from 7:30pm onwards and is one you won’t forget. The evening promises to be full of fun with packages priced at Dhs330 for the house beverages package including premium spirits and grapes and Dhs220 for the soft beverages package. Located at Palm West Beach, this venue has calming interiors in a fun ambience to enjoy with friends and family.
    Book a short-haul getaway

    If you’re looking for a tranquil escape, Tilal Liwa Desert Retreat is the place to be. The all-inclusive package encompasses a stay, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and unlimited house beverages – and the price has been slashed from now until the end of September, priced at Dhs499 for two people and is valid until September 30, 2023. Guests who avail both offers can pick their fancy by taking a dip in the pool, letting off some steam in the gym, or unwinding in the sauna and steam rooms, before enjoying a dreamy night’s sleep in the comfy Tilal Liwa Desert Retreat rooms. Additionally, guests can bring their furry friends to the pet-friendly room for a charge of Dhs100. This stunning resort is located at the majestic Madinat Zayed in the Rub Al Khali desert.
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