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It’s fair to say that Dubai is a very image-conscious city, where people are willing to spend a lot of money on looking good. In normal times, the city is awash with gyms, boutique fitness studios, spas and personal trainers.  At The Park has expert coaches offering workouts in cross-training, running, kickboxing, yoga and circuit-training, too, but with one big difference: it’s all free. The organization was founded in 2014 by ex-footballer Fredy Martins, who...

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If there was ever someone who embodies the old adage “if at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again,” that person is Omar Al Busaidy.  At 34, the entrepreneur and author has four failed businesses and a short-lived marriage behind him. He has also been fired from two jobs, been demoted from another and survived a serious, life-limiting illness. He has bounced back from them all to forge a career as a motivational speaker and...

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The food and beverage industry has faced huge challenges during the coronavirus outbreak. While people’s health and wellbeing are currently the number one priority, it is now more important than ever to ask questions about the world and the environment we have created. At Cassette, our focus has always gone beyond just food. We wanted to create a business with sustainability and environmental awareness at its core. Going green is not a new concept. However,...

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Eid Al-Fitr is upon us, but this year will be unlike any Eid before it. In his fourth Majlis Mohamed bin Zayed, broadcast on Al Emarat Channel, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed gathered frontline workers and asked them about their experience working to combat Covid-19, praising them as role models for the rest of the nation. The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces also reminded those watching that “There...

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Leila Kouri, who opened the first F45 franchise in Abu Dhabi 18 months ago, doesn’t think it will be easy getting members back to the gym when the UAE begins to open up post Covid-19.  “Even with a 50 percent cap on numbers, will people be willing to risk it? I doubt it,” she says, adding that it will be challenging to do a HIIT session wearing a mask and gloves.  The once-thriving fitness industry...

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Ideas for keeping children engaged and entertained may be wearing thin – not to mention testing your patience – as we head into another weekend of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. That’s why we turned to some industry experts for their best advice . Kirsten Fairfield, co-founder of BabySouk.com My first piece of advice is to start your day strong: get dressed, eat breakfast and indulge in a fun exercise routine to get everyone motivated and ready to...

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As many parts of the world are beginning to ease the restrictions imposed as a result of the pandemic, there is a steady flow of evidence that although Covid-19 is keeping us apart, it is also bringing us together in myriad ways. Breaking fast with loved ones is a special time but for one group of volunteers in Fujairah, iftar is postponed until after they have assembled, packed and delivered 250 meals to low-income families...

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Tired of squeezing fresh orange juice and swallowing countless dietary supplements? There’s another way to help your body heal and boost its immune system: full-body cryotherapy.  Strictly speaking, cryotherapy is any treatment that uses freezing temperatures to treat the body. Think cold showers, plunge pools and ice packs used to treat bumps and bruises on the sports field. Or ice baths, a core principle of the Wim Hof Method and a favourite method used by...

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Several countries in the Middle East, including the UAE, generates on average 2kg of waste every day for every man, woman and child. During Ramadan, that figure increases significantly, according to Bioenergyconsult. Waste is a fundamental global issue and the Middle East has made great strides in dealing with this worldwide problem, such as increasing green areas, developing water resources, and improving marine environment and protecting it from pollution.  Veolia Middle East is working to raise...

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A common refrain on social media during Coronavirus lockdown as been: “why am I breaking out?” Dr Fiona Cowie, a dermatologist and cosmetic esthetics specialist at Dubai’s Dermalase Clinic on Al Was Road  breaks down why this might be happening — hint: it’s what you are putting in your body — and what you can do about it.   Diet • During lockdown we tend to snack more on unhealthy foods. Did you know that your gut...

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Check out this Middle Eastern-inspired recipe from Chef Naima of Tagine Restaurant at Dubai’s One&Only Royal Mirage for the month of Ramadan. It is easy to prep and can be cooked in just under two hours, making it perfect for iftar.  Ingredients Batch one 2 kg whole chicken 30 g chopped garlic 800 g chopped onion 20 g dried coriander 20 g fresh chopped parsley 30 g ginger powder 20 g salt 20 g white pepper  40 g smen...