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Visit any of the shisha cafes in the cities of the Gulf states and it isn’t hard to see why smoking tobacco through a water pipe is becoming increasingly popular among the young people of the region,  locals and expats alike. After all, what’s not to like about kicking back in a trendy waterside cafe with friends, watching the sun go down over the Gulf and listening to cool sounds as you pass the hose and...

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Have your children fallen into a steady diet of chicken nuggets and pasta with white sauce? Let these parents and experts show you the way to getting your kids to eat healthily. Or at least, healthier. (Hint: it’s not just about hiding vegetables. Just sometimes) Lead by example Dubai mom Hadil Alkhatib, owner of The Roost Rotisserie, has always given her children smaller, slightly more bland versions of healthy adult food. She believes parents can...

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This magical recipe for “nice cream”, courtesy of the new Dubai children’s restaurant White + The Bear, is full of strawberries, which are a fantastic source of Vitamin C and magnesium. If you can find the specialized moulds, want to order all the superfood powders  (and not only pitaya) and have the time, then follow all directions. Or you can just make the base, scoop into a bowl and serve it up to the little ones....

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Dubai yoga and stretch instructor Clare Moukabaa creates the prettiest little lunchboxes for her daughter: tiny slices of sandwiches, bits of cucumber, rolled turkey with cheese, fresh berries, raisins, pretzels – even the occasional fancy dessert.  “If she doesn’t eat her broccoli for her evening dinner, it goes into her lunchbox, where I know she’ll eat it,” says Moukabaa. “Ayla started nursery at 14 months old, so I started early in making her lunches. I wanted...

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Dr Stephen Grobmyer, chair of the oncology unit, professor of surgery and director of breast cancer surgery at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, comes armed with slides bearing a ton of medical information and statistics, and a most reassuring demeanor.  If I had to get a breast cancer diagnosis, I might want it to come from him.  He’s speaking to dozens of women this Friday morning, alongside his Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi colleague Dr M Jean...

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Mental stress echoes physical stress in our body. So why do we seem to care so little about our mental health? And when we do wake up, how can we start to feel better? Ricardo Vargas used to be extremely stressed. An aspiring New York-based actor, the American pushed his body to the limits with fitness.  When he turned 33, Vargas became tired of the constant stress-related suffering. The regular anxiety attacks were affecting everything....

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There’s nothing like a race or fitness challenge to keep you working out and motivated and the UAE has six challenging options as the weather cools and people get outside.  Ignite Pink is Punk Paddle  Known for its swims and runs, this will be the first IGNITE Pink is Punk Paddle and it is being held around Riva Beach on the calm waters of Palm Jumeirah. This standup paddleboarding (SUP) event is open to people...

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With around one in eight women being diagnosed with breast cancer, now is the perfect time to check in on your own health while also helping others. Here are our top picks for UAE events that actually do good. We promise, there are no ‘pink washing’ brand-exercise events in sight.   Ignite Pink is Punk October 11th – From Dh73.50 Doing sport in a beautiful setting is always enjoyable, but the real magic of this event is that...

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On Saturday, October 12, I have only one thing scheduled on my calendar: “Empty Day.”  There are no ambassadors for this event, no Bob Geldof types leading a musical tribute. There’s no hashtag, and a look at the website is like taking a refreshing trip back to the World Wide Web of 1996.  Damian Bradfield, the British tech entrepreneur and president of WeTransfer, appears to be involved in this low-key effort. And he took a...

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Very little is known about the Christian community that settled on Sir Bani Yas Island off the coast of Abu Dhabi in the 7th century, co-existing for a century or more with their Muslim neighbors even as Islam spread across the entire Arabian peninsula. But following the opening to the public in June of the archaeological site of the community’s church and monastery it is clear that in this, the UAE’s Year of Tolerance, the...