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Embarking on a 120-kilometer journey across the desert and on foot, too, may not sound appealing to everyone, but the fifth annual Women’s Heritage Walk has become not only a culturally significant event but a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. As with the others that came before it, the fifth annual event commemorates the annual Bedouin journey from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain in search of cooler weather, taking days to get to their destination. On Friday (January...

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As the UAE confirms its first case of coronavirus – in a family traveling from the Chinese city of Wuhan City – there’s still a lot of confusion around what the virus is, how fast it’s spreading and how worried we should be.  We know the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) originated in Wuhan and was most likely passed from a wild animal to a person. By the time you read this, the number of people affected is likely...

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The second episode of the new Netflix series The Goop Lab features a small group of people plunging into a freezing lake and overcoming various fears and anxieties in the process, encouraged all the way by a curious character named Wim Hof. Also known as The Iceman, the 60-year-old Dutch extreme athlete has become famous – and the subject of scientific study – for his ability to withstand extreme temperatures by using his mind to...

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If you’ve ever wanted to watch an international artist create an eco-friendly live installation, listen to experts talk about everything from mental health to active children, try creative workshops focused on the mind and sample dozens of fitness classes meant to challenge your body, then say hello to the Livehealthy Festival. This first-ever event, which ran on January 24 and 25 at Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, brought together people from all over the world...

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I am a baby when it comes to meditation. I’m not a guru, I haven’t been to an ashram and I’m not a member of a contemplative Eastern religion.  What I am is a person who has struggled with sleep for well over a decade and didn’t even really know why until I started regularly doing guided meditations.   By day, I’m a teacher. I teach middle school English and my day starts ferociously early.  I’m...

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There are a lot of options among meal delivery plans in the UAE, including keto, paleo, calorie-reduced, Mediterranean and plant-based. But none of them are designed to trick your body into thinking it is fasting by providing maximum nutrition in the least amount of calories possible. While this may sound like the latest fad diet, the makers of ProLon say their Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) is the the exact opposite: a cell-cleaning, stem-cell regenerating program...

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Fourteen years of working in the wellness industry gave Dubai-based Stacey Elizabeth Sharp, a STOTT-qualified Pilates teacher and nutritionist, a leg up in founding Retreatmi.com. The new wellness platform helps users source getaways which specialize in  innovation, inclusion and productivity. Bringing together unique locations from The Philippines to the Czech Republic to South Africa, retreatmi.com allows you to customize your holiday with as many services as your need or desire. Retreatmi.com offers to do the hard...

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At first, it looked like the outbreak of a new respiratory disease in China at the end of December had been limited to a few dozen people linked to a seafood market in the central city of Wuhan. The world should have been so lucky. All the Gulf states should be urgently following the example of Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea and even some US airports and screening all passengers inbound from Wuhan or...

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Laila Saif’s road to Illuminations Abu Dhabi began when, as a hard-working executive, she googled Theta Healing and came across the original wellbeing center in Dubai.  Intrigued, she soon headed up the highway from her home in Abu Dhabi to investigate. She didn’t know it then, but it was a move which she says ended up completely transforming her life.  “At the time I was always stressed, with a lot of suppressed frustrations and anger and...

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I didn’t always crave sugar or feel shame when I ate it. When I was a toddler, my mother used to leave me a little pile of raisins or marshmallows on the kitchen table so I could grab a snack when I wanted. By all accounts I hate them sparingly and happily. When I was a little older, she’d hand me a little bag of soft banana candies from the corner store when we went...