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    National Day 2022: The ultimate weekend guide in the UAE


    by Sarah Joseph
    3 hours ago

    Your ultimate guide to this weekend in the UAE – November 30 to December 4, 2022.
    Visit this exclusive Prada pop-up

    For the festive season, Prada has launched an exclusive holiday pop-up collection with a selection of bags and accessories at The Dubai Mall, Fashion Catwalk just in time for the season. With five traditional stalls and an evocative space reminiscent of the brand’s holiday market, visitors can experience the sparkling collection first-hand and even add their favourite pieces to their wardrobes. Open until December 12, 2022, this pop-up features a highly sought-after collection of bags, accessories and gifting ideas.
    Dine at this chic haven

    One of the most beloved restaurants in Dubai has officially opened in a new area of the emirate. Couqley Bistro & Bar first came to the UAE from the shores of Beirut in 2016 firmly cementing itself as a hotspot in JLT. Now, six years on, the restaurant has added a second location to its roster on the opposite end of the city in Business Bay. The Couqley French Brasserie has opened its doors in the Pullman Hotel, adding to the ever-growing dining scene in Downtown Dubai. The Business Bay venue will also be serving up the same weekly dining deals allowing diners to indulge in Couqley’s Business Lunch, Steak Frites Mondays and Ladies Night.
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    Pamper yourself

    Your nails have the definitive power to make or break a look, and that’s why it’s so important to take care of them. Whether you’re looking for the perfect nude for business hours or something a bit more quirky for this vacation, we’ve got you sorted. With several nail experts around Dubai, Emirates Woman has curated a guide for all the ones to visit for an indulgent experience.
    Gift your loves ones

    To mark December 2nd with family gatherings and the exchange of presents, we’ve narrowed down the list of items you can get for your friends and family to make the National Day shopping easy. From perfumes to sophisticated bags produced by homegrown brands, there are a plethora of gifts to suit everyone’s desires this year. For those nostalgic presents, Emirates Woman has curated a guide of all our favourite gifts to enjoy with your loved ones.
    Watch the fireworks

    The UAE’s capital is set to glisten with an alluring firework display for the upcoming National Day celebrations. From Al Maryah Island to Emirates Palace, each venue will showcase a dramatic firework show with an all-in-one entertainment experience. So, if you’re in Abu Dhabi this weekend or plan on visiting, read our exclusive guide with the best places to see the fireworks.
    Unwind at a coffee shop

    If there’s one thing Dubai isn’t short of, it’s all the cafés that allow one to refresh in. From getting your daily caffeine fix to embracing a café with minimal interiors, there are plenty of options that offer both. From The Grey to Alchemy, each minimal space offers a revolutionised coffee experience with unique brewing techniques. For adding to your list of must-visit cafés, Emirates Woman has curated a guide to where you need to go next.
    Spend it outdoors

    As temperatures drop in the UAE, outdoor activities are again on our radar. From zip-lining to glamping the options are endless as each outing is complemented with a hint of nature. Whether it’s an alfresco dining experience or an early sunrise trek, there are endless possibilities of activities to tick off your list over the long weekend. To plan ahead, Emirates Woman has curated a unique guide for all the best outdoor activities you don’t want to miss in the UAE.
    Experience this street-style brunch

    Anantara Downtown is set to host you this weekend at their latest Street Art Brunch in Nine7One Courtyard in the heart of Dubai. With an explosion of culinary flavours from different parts of the world, guests can enjoy a delightful range of dishes ranging from empanadas to fresh vongole from the pasta station. With a diverse selection of dishes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. For an elevated street-style experience, DJ Yana ensure all guests are entertained with the latest tunes. The packages start at Dhs295 per person for the soft beverages, Dhs395 for house beverages and Dhs450 for the house beverages package from 1pm to 4pm every Saturday.
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    Dine alfresco

    There’s nothing like dining outdoors with the scintillating views of Dubai’s skyline. From beach clubs to sky-high restaurants, each venue ensures exceptional services accompanied by a delectable menu crafted to perfection. With Instagrammable-worthy spots and DJs playing your favourite tunes, there are several popular hotspots to experience in Dubai. For your next outdoor outing, Emirates Woman has created a luxe guide on where to book ASAP.
    Take a break at this staycation

    Sometimes all you need is a little escape. Spend the long weekend at 25 hours Hotel One Central with your loved ones in the heart of Dubai with a special discount. From November 30 to December 4, 2022, guests can receive upto 40 percent off the room rate with complimentary breakfast at this one-of-a-kind spot. With a host of facilities and dining venues such as Tandoor Tina, Monkey Bar and more, visitors will be spoiled for choice this weekend. The offer is subject to availability and can be booked in advance.
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    Bring on the World Cup fever

    With Dubai in full swing for the World Cup and you haven’t been able to get a hold of a ticket to witness the live-action in Qatar, we have the perfect solution for you. Whether you will be hardcore watching every game, supporting your favourite team, or just wanting to join the festivities. The energy will undoubtedly be undeniable as we witness this landmark in the Middle East and football history. For which spots to visit, Emirates Man lists the top places where to watch the World Cup in Dubai.
    Visit a heritage site

    After unifying in 1971, the UAE has come a long way and there are several spots that mark its rich heritage. This year on December 2, 2022, the UAE will celebrate 51 years since its unification and there are many sites that display the nation’s history. As a homage to the UAE’s long-standing cultural heritage, we’ve created a guide of seven renowned sites to visit in Dubai.
    Go on this nostalgic tour

    To explore the roots of the emirate, Rove Hotels in collaboration with Project Chaiwala and Frying Pan Adventures will be launching an exclusive food and walking tour in Old Dubai. Those joining the tour will start their experience at Rove City Centre, where they’ll enjoy a cup of steaming hot Karak brewed by Project Chaiwala, and then leave the hotel to explore some of the more unknown spots in the city to explore the hidden gems and rediscover the city’s love for tea. This exclusive tour will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 8:45am to 11:45am and 11:45am to 1:45pm for Dhs125 per person.
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    Pick up our December Issue

    For our cover, we are proud to have partnered with global skin guru Dr. Barbara Sturm. In The Skin Superwoman, we discuss what it takes to build and scale without compromising on quality. Sturm is everything you would expect from a powerhouse who has built a brand from the ground up, with laser-sharp attention to detail and second-to-none wit that reflects deep-rooted intelligence. In this issue, we get you ready for party season to close out 2022 and look at taking a break in climates both hot and cold. Soft Touch compiles an edit of the best tactile textures for FW22, The Edit delivers the coolest attire for a vacation en piste and Alanui shows us how to look cool while staying cosy in Après-Ski Attire.
    You can download December’s – The Winter Escape Issue here.
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    One of the world’s most exclusive dining experiences makes a return to Dubai


    by Sarah Joseph
    4 hours ago

    Part dinner, part theatre, it’s time to let technology do the talking at this exclusive dining experience.
    Dubai is home to a plethora of haute cuisine options, but it takes a lot for some to truly stand out – and it’s safe to say Sublimotion at the five-star Mandarin Oriental Jumeira Hotel is most definitely one of them.
    After a memorable season of experiential dining, Ibiza’s most popular dining pop-up makes a return this November.
    Curated by an expert team of chefs, designers, directors, technicians and musicians, each guest is in for a surprise.

    When it comes to eating with your eyes, this concept promises an experience like no other with its multi-sensory journey. This theatrical concept is the brainchild of Paco Ronceró, chef and owner of two-Michelin-starred Paco Roncero Restaurante in Madrid, and creative director Eduardo Gonzales of Vega Factory.
    With 360-degree projections and a ten-course dinner, this concept is designed to heighten the senses and bring innovative elements to your plate throughout the meal. Known for their cutting-edge molecular techniques and show-stopping performances, guests can get ready to expect the unexpected.

    To invigorate all your senses, technology and gastronomy work together seamlessly from the minute you take your first bite. By paving the way for culinary art, the custom space can seat 12 diners who can fully immerse into a visual stimulation of themes and get insights into the food’s origins.
    This one-of-kind experience starts at Dhs3,500 per seat inclusive of soft drinks and mocktails and the unlimited beverages package is priced at Dhs5,000.
    All set to take place again from November 1, 2022, to May 1, 2023, the experience takes place from 6:30pm to 9pm and to make a booking visit
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    COVID-19 in the UAE: Masks are no longer mandatory


    by Olivia Morris
    3 hours ago

    If we cast our minds back to March 2020, the world was grinding to a halt as an official pandemic was declared by the World Health Organisation following the outbreak of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
    Stay-at-home guidelines were implemented for countries around the world, flights were grounded and everyday life as we knew it came to a standstill.
    From the get-go, the UAE was proactive in its approach to combatting the virus, implementing health and safety guidelines, social distancing measures and a mask mandate which came into effect on March 26, 2022, and has been strictly monitored since then.
    Now, two and a half years later, it’s been announced by UAE officials, masks will no longer be mandatory to wear in almost all instances.

    #NCEMA: During our media briefing today, we announce the loosening of COVID-19-related restrictions nationwide, as well as the updates to all sectors, which will be in force from 28th September, 2022. #TogetherWeRecover
    — NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) September 26, 2022

    It was announced by the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) on Monday night during a briefing that from September 28, 2022, wearing face masks would now be optional in most open and closed facilities and spaces across the UAE, as well as in Dubai private schools, early childhood centres, universities and training institutes. Masks, however, do remain mandatory inside medical facilities, mosques and on public transportation.
    In addition, masks are no longer mandatory on flights, but airlines have the power to mandate them if deemed a necessity.
    Furthermore, the isolation time period for individuals who test positive for COVID-19 has been reduced to five days and the green pass on the Al Hosn app has been extended from 14 days to 30 days.
    And while we’re finally seeing almost all restrictions ease, it was noted by the NCEMA that “despite the current stable situation, the pandemic is still ongoing, and the next phase will require community responsibility”.
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    Everything to know about the luxe new Emirates cabin class launching today


    by Sarah Joseph
    2 hours ago

    Dubai-based airline Emirates continues to lead the way in aviation.
    At the beginning of June, the carrier announced it was the first Middle Eastern airline to launch a premium economy class set to be “unmatched in the industry”.
    Now, the new Emirates premium economy class has officially launched and is set to be a gamechanger for passengers who can now opt for a more luxurious experience, especially on long-haul flights.
    The new cabin class will be open on popular A380 routes to London, Paris, and Sydney from August 1, 2022. From December onwards, the service will also be available to customers flying to Christchurch, New Zealand.
    “The Emirates A380 is already one of the most sought-after travel experiences in the skies, and now we’ve made it even better,” Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline, said.
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    The new premium economy offers a 2-4-2 cabin layout with additional leg room for maximum circulation for customers during the flight. With a revamped entertainment experience guests can enjoy up to 5,000 music, movies, TV, news, and other content channels, with accessible charging points and a wider dining table.
    To ease the hassle of checking in, the airport will also offer a dedicated check-in area for Premium Economy at Dubai International Airport, Terminal 3, or a self-service check kiosk to avoid long queues.
    For a superior travel experience, Emirates Airlines also recently launched a complimentary at-home check-in service for business and first-class passengers at home, with a nominal fee for economy class passengers.
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    When is Eid Al Adha in 2022?


    by Olivia Morris
    1 minute ago

    As we head into the hotter months, you may be starting to plan your next getaway to escape the scorching UAE heat.
    Luckily, there’s a long weekend on the horizon to mark Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha.
    Each year in the Islamic calendar, Eid Al Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah and lasts for four days, with the first day of the holiday being Arafat Day. This period honour the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son, Ismail, to obey Allah’s command, but a lamb was sacrificed instead.
    With the upcoming Islamic holiday set to fall in July, per the Gregorian Calendar, we’ve also rounded up when you can expect the rest of the public holidays in the UAE to fall in 2022.
    Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha
    Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha will fall on 9-12 of Dhu Al-Hijjah, which is expected to be between Friday, July 8 and Tuesday, July 12.
    Islamic New Year
    A couple of weeks later it’s the Hijri New Year. Falling on Muharram 1, it’s projected to fall around July 30, 2022.
    The Prophet’s Birthday
    The Prophet Mohammed’s birthday will fall on the 12 of the Hijri month of Rabi Al Awwal, which is predicted to be around October 8, 2022.
    Commemoration Day and National Day
    To close out 2022, those in the UAE will have another break to look forward to with Commemoration Day, December 1, and National Day, December 2.
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    Watch: Sheikha Mozah Al Maktoum breaks a huge record for women everywhere


    by Olivia Morris
    1 minute ago

    Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Al Maktoum is no stranger to breaking records in the UAE, having become the first Emirati woman to join the Dubai Police as a helicopter pilot back in 2019.
    Now, the Dubai royal has broken another record in the world of aviation, becoming the first female to pilot the AW609 tiltrotor, an air vehicle which combines the operational versatility of a helicopter and the performance of an aeroplane.
    Her Highness piloted the groundbreaking aircraft at the US helicopter headquarters of Leonardo, a global high-tech player in Aerospace, Defence and Security, located in Philadelphia.

    Mozah bint Marwan becomes first woman to pilot AW609 tiltrotor.#WamNews
    — WAM English (@WAMNEWS_ENG) May 30, 2022

    Discussing her record-breaking experience, the former Emirates Woman cover star shared her pride at being able to reach a milestone further shattering “another glass ceiling for women”.
    “I’m thrilled to be the first female pilot to test this revolutionary aircraft,” she said in a statement per the Dubai Media Office. “It was not only a personal milestone but an opportunity to shatter another glass ceiling for women.
    ALSO READ: 6 of Sheikha Mozah Al Maktoum’s best ‘on duty’ moments
    “I always push myself beyond my limits to prove that if I can do it, it is also within the reach of anyone else who is determined enough to try.”
    She described the experience of piloting the AW609 tiltrotor as a “natural evolution of my piloting experience”, combining her experience as an Emirates commercial pilot and helicopter pilot for Dubai Police.

    “Aircrafts like the AW609 tiltrotor makes me feel really excited about the future of aviation, a future now open to more women who chose this industry,” she added.
    The innovative aircraft is a trailblazer in the aircraft space combining the take-off and landing vertically of the helicopter with the pressurised cabin, speed, altitude and endurance abilities of an aeroplane.
    Her Highness became the first Emirati royal to qualify as a commercial pilot for Emirates Airlines in 2016 and became the first Emirati woman to join the Dubai Police as a helicopter pilot in 2019.
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    Cute Workout Clothes You Can Wear 24/7 This Summer

    Lacking motivation to work out? The fix might be as simple as a wardrobe upgrade with some new cute workout clothes. When you feel like your best self, you’ll be more likely to treat your body better. Plus, squeezing in some exercise feels more fun and less like a chore during summertime (goodbye boring indoor workouts, and hello bike rides and outdoor jogs!), so our exercise outfits should be more fun too. Whether you’re looking for motivation to get sweaty or you plan on living in activewear all season long (same), we’ve rounded up the cutest activewear that summer 2021 has to offer (because you deserve to look as good as a workout makes you feel). Between it-colors (give me all the neon and pastel shades), fabrics made for warmer weather, and trendy new details, your activewear is about to be the chicest section of your wardrobe (watch your back, nap dresses!). 

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    5 Things to Buy Before Spring Arrives

    Despite what the weather might imply if you take a peek out of just about any window in the continental United States right now, February is coming to a chilly close, which means one thing: spring is on the way.Yes, we’ll probably be shivering and wearing our snowboots through March, but the time to stock up on winter gear has finally passed, and it’s time to look forward to brighter, happier days—and get our closets stocked too. (I don’t know about you, but after this quarantined winter, I don’t know that I’ve ever looked forward to spring this much.)
    Ready to strip off your layers of wool and down coats to reveal something lighter and brighter? Here are five places to start:

    1. Wide-Leg Pants

    Millennials, don’t get your panties in a bunch just yet. (It’s worth noting that I, albeit a young one, am also a millennial, so there’s no reason to panic here). Your skinny jeans can stay at the top of your stack of jeans if that’s your cup of tea, but if you’re looking to try something fun and new, a pair of wide-leg jeans or trousers were made for you (it also doesn’t hurt that they’re basically one step up from sweats). Think: full lengths, high waists, and legs just a bit wider than your straight jeans.


    2. Minimalist Knitwear

    For the perfect transition from winter to spring wear, invest in the minimalist knitwear trend. Rather than the chunky, oversized sweaters and cardigans we’ve been bundled up in for six months, these are thinner, lighter, and tighter. Bonus points if you wear a matching knit bra-top layered underneath.


    3. Bridgerton-esque Prints

    Yes, I know, “florals for spring,” and what not, but really, what is spring without some floral wardrobe pieces? This spring’s are more in your face than years past, with dreamy floral prints that will take us back to our favorite Netflix binge.


    4. Eyelet Lace

    In a move that feels like the polar opposite of our loungewear, feminine, dreamy eyelet lace is making its way onto the spring scene. The detailed, larger cutouts make just about any piece they adorn look a little more interesting, and could be in the running for your first non-winter walk around the block.

    5. Something Pink

    After a long, dark winter, nothing sounds better than the bright, chilly colors that spring is offering us this year, and at the top of that list is bubblegum pink. If you’re still hanging onto your sweats, trade out a grey pair for one in the hue; or if you’re ready to wear real clothes again, opt for a top or dress that you’ll reach for all spring and summer long.