6 hacks for quarantine living in the UAE

In case you needed some Quartinspiration… We’ve collected six ways to help self-isolation feel like a vacation this weekend. Travel the world (from your sofa) We can show you the world, shining, shimmering and rendered splendidly in these virtual tours. Our guide to museum and gallery tours shows you how to leisurely tour New York’s […]
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Delicious Easter baking recipes from restaurants in Dubai

Delicious Easter recipes using ingredients you can find in your pantry… We may not be able to go out for brunch this Easter, but thanks to these Dubai restaurants, we can prepare some tasty Easter treats in the comfort of our own home. The best news? They use ingredients that can be easily found in […]
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Dubai’s top 10 films on Netflix, as watched by you

That’s your weekend viewing, sorted… Want to know what your neighbour is binge watching during lockdown? Well, we can’t give you the lowdown on apartment 1906, but we can let you in on what the whole of Dubai has been glued to. From a new-release Arabic comedy to family-friendly animations, here are the 10 most-watched […]
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Make your favourite restaurant dishes at home with these easy meal kits

Sponsored: Mix’n’Match at Home lets you play chef for the day… To cook or order takeaway? That is the eternal question these days. If you’re looking to shake up your routine, Mix’n’Match at Home delivers the best of both worlds, with a new range of DIY meal kits from your favourite Dubai restaurants. With Mix’n’Match […]
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Watch: While we stay indoors, the UAE’s wildlife is flourishing

When mankind is away, nature comes out to play… Staying inside as part of social distancing is a small price to pay for keeping our community safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. But it’s not just the most vulnerable human members of society that are benefitting. Turns out, self-quarantine is pretty good news for the UAE’s […]
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Take a virtual city tour of Dubai with Dubai360

Check into hotels and landmarks around Dubai as well as cultural destinations… We may be confined to our houses, but that doesn’t mean things have to get dull. If you have a bucket list of landmarks and hotels you’ve yet to see in Dubai, Dubai360 has got you covered. The website was launched back in […]
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Traditional recipes from top Italian restaurants in Dubai to try at home

Simple recipes using ingredients you can find in your pantry… There’s nothing like heading over to your favourite restaurant and ordering a meal. But, just because we are confined to our homes at the moment, doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal that tastes as if our favourite restaurant prepared it. Thanks to […]
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Remembering the “ubiquitous voice of Dubai” Richard Coram

Ian Fairservice, Managing Partner and Group Editor-in-Chief of Motivate Media Group remembers Richard Coram… The team at What’s On is saddened to learn the news that Richard Coram, a popular Dubai TV and radio presenter – and previous What’s On columnist – has passed away from Covid-19 in the UK. “I first met Richard in the […]
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Visit the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’ from your sofa

You don’t need a plane ticket to see any of these wonderful monuments… The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has left us confined to our homes, but that doesn’t mean we have to sit around and do nothing. If your dreaming about your next vacation, maybe this list will help point you in the right direction. The […]
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Here’s how the UAE is coming together for the fight against Covid-19

We may be isolated, but the people of the UAE stand together… Even in the most challenging times, it’s possible to find light if you look in the right places. And the UAE is shining bright when it comes to acts of positivity. We’ve compiled some examples of ways individuals, brands, government agencies and our […]
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Get a free quiz and immunity-boosting shot if you order from this Thai restaurant

Pick your own mix and match meal bundle and enjoy a free quiz and immunity-boosting shot… As of April 4, Dubai announced a 24-hour lockdown across the city, and whilst that means we still can’t visit some of our favourite Dubai restaurants, we can still enjoy some of their signature dishes from the comfort of […]
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Etihad announces new repatriation flights to Australia and Europe

Helping stranded expats get home to their families overseas… At the beginning of the week, Etihad Airways released a schedule for a select few repatriation flights to assist in getting foreign nationals, that were stranded in the UAE because of Covid-19 travel restrictions, home. The destinations, all based in Asia, were Seoul, Singapore, Manila, and Jakarta. […]
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Flydubai to resume flights to India and Pakistan from next week

Tickets are available on the airline’s website now… Flydubai has announced that it is planning to start running outbound services to certain destinations in India and Pakistan from April 16. You can currently only travel on one-way outbound trips, as the UAE’s restrictions on inbound passengers are still in place. At this stage, UAE nationals […]
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Roast with the most: 5 Easter roasts delivered in Dubai

Let someone else take care of the cooking this year… The Easter roast is just as much a tradition as chocolate eggs and hot cross buns. This year, bring that tradition into your home by ordering a family roast with all the trimmings. Here are five Easter roasts delivered in Dubai. The Duck Hook The […]
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Dubai’s best Easter eggs, cakes and hot cross buns delivered

Get Easter sweets delivered right to your door… From salted caramel hot cross buns to Belgian chocolate eggs, we’ve rounded up Dubai’s best Easter treats, available for delivery in time for the weekend. Marks & Spencer Food The new Marks & Spencer Food app is a one-stop shop for Easter indulgence. There’s an impressive range […]
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The Dubai Waterfront Market in Deira has reopened all its markets

The fresh food market has received permission from authorities to reopen… The Waterfront Market in Deira, near Hamriya Port, has been given permission by authorities to reopen today. The state-of-the-art facility in Deira sells fresh fish, fruit, vegetables and meat, and will be open from 6am to 8pm each day. Deemed as essential service to […]
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Family-friendly entertainment to be live-streamed in Dubai every Friday

FamilyFest Brunch is bringing Magic Phil to your living room this weekend… If you’re running out of ways to keep the little ones entertained each weekend in quarantine, a new entertainment show is coming. Starting on Friday April 10, popular Caesars Resort brunch, FamilyFest, will be bringing all of its top notch entertainment to your […]
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Etihad is trialling new tech that could spot early Covid-19 signs

Trials are scheduled to begin in Abu Dhabi Airport at the end of April… Etihad Airways, in partnership with Australian company Elenium Automation, will be testing out a new piece of kit that will help in spotting individuals with symptoms of medical conditions like Covid-19. The technology checks body temperatures, as well as heart and […]
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Dubai Opera launches ‘From Home to Stage’ talent competition

So you think you’ve got talent? Dubai Opera is on the hunt for the city’s freshest talent with From Home to Stage, a competition that could see you appearing as an opening act in Dubai Opera’s upcoming season. It’s an open call for all lockdown Lady Gagas, self-isolating Seinfelds and quaranTina Feys: If you think […]
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Boost your mood with a week of free virtual wellness classes

Tune in for nine days of talks, classes and cooking demonstrations… To coincide with World Health Day on April 7, Tania’s Teahouse is launching a Virtual Wellness Week. Over the next nine days, founder Tania Lodi has assembled some of Dubai’s best wellness practitioners, medical professionals, fitness instructors and nutrition experts to host live Instagram […]
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3 reasons why this online store should be your go-to for preloved fashion

Sponsored: RIOT gives luxury clothing a second lease of life… Second-hand clothing is yet to make its mark in Dubai in the same way it does in European cities. The sustainable way of shopping is sometimes looked at as a last resort when the malls have nothing to offer. But, that’s where RIOT is ready […]
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Send a cute care package to your tea-loving bestie in Dubai

Because we could all do with some extra TLC right now… While we’re all missing our regular cafe catch-ups with friends, Tania’s Teahouse has come up with a neat way to share a pot of tea with your buddies – while practising safe social distancing, of course. The Jumeirah cafe has launched a range of […]
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DIY: Make your own cotton face mask with items you have at home

An easy step-by-step guide… Following new guidelines from the UAE government which require everyone to wear a mask while outside, many residents have expressed concern over the mask shortage. The guidelines suggest you can use a mask alternative in its place, so we thought we’d try one of the many online tutorials to DIY a […]
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In pics: Dubai hotels light up with love for the city

Did you spot any? Over the weekend, hotels across Dubai joined in solidarity, switching off their lights to display a single heart. From Atlantis to Address, many of the city’s most popular hotels united in a bid to support communities facing challenges at this time. On Thursday April 2, from 6.30pm onwards, these hotels plunged […]
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Do Puppy Pilates in your living room today

Plank with your pup this afternoon… If you have a pet dog at home, chances are you’re both suffering from a dose of cabin fever right about now. Daily walks have been reduced to the bare minimum, and there’s no chance for pooch to play outside with their four-legged friends. For a feel-good end to […]
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Watch: The UAE reports significant improvement in air quality

Some good news in light of the global restrictions on travel… The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has revealed a significant decrease in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions in the GCC. NO2, otherwise known as a ‘greenhouse gas’, is caused by pollution from cars, trucks and factories and can be damaging to the respiratory system. […]
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Here’s how to get virtual UAE backgrounds for your Zoom video calls

Did you know you can choose your own virtual backdrop for Zoom calls? Look at me ma, I’m on top of the Burj… Thanks to Microsoft’s Zoom app, we can now make free business and personal video calls across the world. But if the background in your spare room doesn’t cut it, there’s a brilliant […]
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Review: home delivery from Coya Dubai

Does the mod-Peruvian menu stand up to the trip across town? We have to hand it to the Dubai restaurant scene. Rather than close completely following the announcement that all restaurants must temporarily shut their doors, many of our beloved eateries have jumped headfirst into the delivery game. But just how do these fine-dining dishes […]
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Art Dubai Goes Digital in Its Mission to Bring Culture to the Masses

Dubai has developed in so many different ways across the past couple of decades and one area which the city has become truly renowned for is its commitment to arts and culture.While the location is home to a host of impressive galleries, its devotion to artistic endeavors is probably most evident during its annual Art Dubai fair – an event that has grown to become a key date in the global cultural calendar.

.@artnews: Art #Dubai is one of many international art fairs forced to postpone its 2020 edition in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, but it moved into a new realm of presenting digital initiatives. pic.twitter.com/83e8y8qBRn
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 26, 2020

A World-Class Art Fair Heads Online
Described by its organizers as one of the world’s top international arts fairs, the event takes place at the Madinat Jumeirah, a striking five-star resort which is only a short journey away from some of Dubai’s most vibrant areas. Notable landmarks such as the Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab are nearby, while the stylish waterfront neighborhood of Dubai Marina is also close. Bayut states the latter is among the most sought-after neighborhoods in the city, with its 2019 Dubai Real Estate Market Report revealing it generated the second-highest number of user searches.

But in addition to its a prime location, just what can you expect when you visit Art Dubai? According to the official website, the aim of the event is to reflect the qualities found in the city as a whole – and this means being international and culturally vibrant with one eye on the future.
It could be argued that the event itself has certainly achieved the latter with the way it has attempted to tackle the challenge posed by global developments. Like so many festivals or fairs scheduled to be held across the globe, Art Dubai has of course been affected by recent events. However, rather than canceling what was planned for this year, the minds behind it have chosen to take the event online instead.
Since March 23rd, the Art Dubai website has been regularly updated with new digital content related to the 2020 event. Notable elements include the launch of a 2020 online catalog, which allows users to go through and browse more than 500 artworks created by artists represented by galleries involved in the fair. There is also the Global Art Forum’s Newshour Special, while a new online-only Planetary Feed has gone live with a special report on philanthropy in South Asia. Furthermore, an online performance program has also been developed under the supervision of Marina Fokidis, a Greek curator and writer who has worked on a range of high-profile arts and culture events.

Healing as art: Marina Fokidis discusses Art Dubai’s online performance program @arabnews @rebeccaaproctor https://t.co/zPHJ0h04vF

— Art Dubai (@artdubai) March 26, 2020

The switch to online and digital content is clearly a clever and intriguing move considering everything that is happening in the world at present. Not only that, but it is certainly a step that appears to make sense considering Art Dubai’s commitment to being future-facing.Hopes will no doubt be high that the content on offer will catch the eye and encourage people to attend the event in person once the fair is able to properly open its doors once again in 2021.

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Get creative with these free online classes from UAE artists

Create your own impressionist masterpiece with these free Instagram classes… If you’re looking for a way to entertain your children, or could do with a bit of art therapy yourself, check out three new masterclasses running on Instagram this week The soon-to-open Theatre of Digital Art (ToDa) in Madinat Souk Jumeirah has teamed up with […]
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Reform is hosting a quarantine quiz brunch in Dubai this Friday

Including a traditional roast and cool prizes… If you’re wondering how to differentiate the weekend from the rest of your days at home this week, we have a suggestion. On Friday April 3, Reform Social & Grill will be hosting a ‘Quarantine Quiz’ to keep you entertained. Kicking off from 1pm, radio personality Aylissa Boyce […]
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The Smash Room launches at-home Smash Box

Relieve your stress from the comfort of your own home… The Smash Room, the UAE’s stress-busting attraction, is currently closed as per the guidelines of UAE government to curb the spread of Covid-19. However that doesn’t mean that you should have to miss out on smashing up some electronics. We don’t recommend taking a blow […]
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These fine-dining Dubai restaurants will deliver to your door

Silver service optional… Are you missing a taste of Dubai’s fine-dining restaurants? Well now you don’t have to, they will come to you. Whilst you can’t physically go to your favourite posh venues, you can now enjoy dishes from their top-notch menus from the comfort of your own home. These are the fine-dining Dubai restaurants […]
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Abu Dhabi’s tastiest delivery deals right now

We’ve rounded up the best food delivery deals in the capital… Just because you can’t go out to your favourite restaurant, doesn’t mean you have to do without, as many of Abu Dhabi’s best eats, treats and feasts are still available on delivery — now with added tasty offers. NKD Pizza   View this post […]
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Breakfast review: Brunch & Cake

Brekkie dishes that are as pretty as a picture, but do they taste as good as they look? In an age when taking pictures of food has become the new norm, cafes are trying harder than ever to become the next viral food trend to hit the internet. One that’s sure to impress your followers […]
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Audible is giving away free access to children’s audiobooks

No sign-up, no fees, just dive straight into a world of well-told tales… “And what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “Without pictures or conversation?” Teachers, we don’t know how you do it. It’s tough work keeping kids entertained, learning and stimulated all day, but Audible has just made it a little easier […]
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Review: Nassau

Has celebrity chef Silvena Rowe hit a hole in one at Jumeirah Golf Estates? Silvena Rowe may be best known for her virtuous, guilt-free fare at Omnia Gourmet, but her latest Dubai opening shows she’s not adverse to the pleasures of the flesh.   The clubhouse at Jumeirah Golf Estates is the polished setting for […]
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What the What’s On team are doing this weekend

Just in case you need a little self-isolation inspiration… With the whole UAE embracing the #STAYHOME message, the What’s On team are sharing their weekend diaries with the simple intention of brain-storming some boredom-busting fun. Laura says: I’m living for balcony workouts right now…   View this post on Instagram   Time to switch up […]
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21 awesome delivery deals from Dubai restaurants

Enjoy deep discounts, bonus dishes and more… Show your support for the Dubai restaurant scene – and get a fantastic feed – by ordering delivery from local eateries. As a bonus, these Dubai restaurants are all offering sweet delivery deals right now. 1762 Gourmet cafe 1762 in JLT is best known for its vibrant salads […]
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The little What’s On book of how to stay calm

It’s ok to feel anxious, but there are ways to tackle it… There is an ancient Buddhist saying that translates as “all that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become” — and in challenging times like these, it’s easy to get lost in […]
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5 indoor date night ideas to try at home this weekend

If you’re cooped up with your beau, keep the romance alive with these ideas… 1. Take part in The Great Quarantine Bake Off For the competitive couples, see who really is the elite with The Great Quarantine Bake Off. The rules are simple, you both have the same ingredients and the same amount of time […]
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7 must-watch documentaries on Netflix

Turn your self-isolation into a time of self-education… They say truth can often be stranger than fiction, so if you truly want some escapism, why not plug into our pick of the seven best documentaries on Netflix right now. Before you jump right into our suggestions, we recommend viewer discretion for all the below – […]
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You can now order household essentials on Deliveroo

Take delivery of a range of household staples in as little as 25 minutes… Popular delivery app, Deliveroo now offers a ‘grocery’ store tab to help us with those Covid-19 related social distancing goals. Service providers under that category include NRTC Fresh, who offer a nutritious selection of fruit and vegetables; Petzone – cause you […]
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Birthday plans scuppered by coronavirus? Miss Tess will come to the party

If you’ve had to press pause on the celebrations, don’t dismay… We’re all deep in social distancing at the moment, so for those of us who celebrate a birthday at this time of year, it’s looking like a party for one until further notice. If you’ve had to cancel your plans for a birthday party […]
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Find out how Dubai authorities are spreading the ‘stay home’ message

It’s one of the latest ways Dubai is spreading the ‘stay home’ message… In order to get the ‘stay home’ message out to the general public, authorities in Dubai and the UAE are using a number of methods. For those of us who still pick up the phone to make a call, you might have […]
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5 of the best virtual networking apps available in the UAE

Keep in touch, from a very safe distance… Right now, like us, you’re probably growing tired of seeing the same four walls, or the people you live with, and miss hanging out with your friends. Luckily, there’s plenty of virtual networking/socialising apps available to use in the UAE. Here are five of the best: Netflix […]
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Unleash your inner chef with these restaurant-quality meal kits

Fact: it tastes better if you make it yourself… Just because the UAE’s restaurants have had to temporarily close their doors to customers, doesn’t mean you have to go without your favourite dishes. Sure, you could have a ready-to-eat dinner delivered, but if you’re looking to fill some time and flex your culinary mettle, why […]
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15 apps to help you through the coronavirus outbreak in Dubai

From ordering groceries to getting your home sterilised… Now that the UAE authorities have urged all of us to stay at home, except for essential trips out for food, work or medicine, we’re whipping out our phones for Dubai’s best services, straight to your door. Here are 15 apps to help you through the coronavirus […]
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Sheikh Mohammed attends the UAE’s first virtual school day

The Dubai Ruler said: “Our education and learning drive will never stop, no matter the circumstances”… Sunday March 22 marked the first remote school day in the UAE, and students who tuned into their first class were greeted by a special visitor. HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and […]
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Do fine dining at home with these Abu Dhabi take-away and delivery options

You can practise social distancing and still do date night right… Just because we’re self-isolating doesn’t mean we should be living off instant ramen and jam sandwiches. Some of our favourite Abu Dhabi dining options are still available via the magical modern convenience of takeaway and delivery. Certain restaurants are even offering this service for […]
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Emirates Loto launches in the UAE

The first draw will take place on Saturday March 28… Emirates Loto is giving residents the chance to win weekly prizes of up to Dhs35 million by purchasing collectables, priced at Dhs35 each. Collectables can be purchased online or in retail stores across the UAE, however there is a delivery fee when ordering your collectable […]
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Staying in? Here are 6 relaxing things to do at home this week

Relieve stress and ease boredom with these relaxing activities at home… Whether you’re working from home or just trying to keep your distance, we’re all spending significantly more time at home these days, so how do you fill all of those hours indoors? To help keep you happy and healthy, we’ve rounded up six relaxing […]
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This seafood market restaurant should be on your bucket list

Sponsored: Al Fanar Seafood Market isn’t just one of the biggest seafood restaurants in Dubai, it’s also one of the most unique… You many have heard of Al Fanar. There are several branches around the UAE, but its biggest and most picturesque branch has just opened up in Al Barsha Pond Park. The themed space […]
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How to have the best indoor Mother’s Day in Abu Dhabi

Home-delivered is where the heart is… There’s a pretty good chance we’ll be spending Mother’s Day (Saturday March 21 for UAE, Sunday March 22 for UK) indoors this year, but that doesn’t mean the celebrations have to stop. To show your mother just how much she means to you, create the ultimate day without leaving […]
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Brewed awakenings: The story behind Nightjar’s creative cold brews

Cup of joe anyone? In a town that loves coffee, appreciating the flavours in your cup of Joe is a point of pride to many, but for Leon Surynt, it’s an obsession. For some years, the owner of Nightjar and self-proclaimed coffee geek has been sourcing, brewing and infusing cold brew and herbals to create […]
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A new Waitrose store has opened in Dubai’s Motor City

This branch marks the 11th Waitrose store in the UAE… Premium British supermarket, Waitrose & Partners, has opened its 11th store in the UAE. The new branch, located in Dubai’s Motor City, is the third-largest in the country and opened its doors today, Thursday March 19. The retailer is popular with the city’s expats thanks […]
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Get 30 per cent off home delivery from these Dubai eateries

Download this dining app to start reaping the rewards… You’ve got to hand it to Dubai’s restaurants and cafes. At a time when we’re all staying in, rather than dining out, many of our favourite eateries are coming to the party by offering home delivery, discounts, or both. The group behind Eat Greek Kouzina, Tribes, […]
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7 tasty ways to get groceries delivered in Dubai

These online stores will save you a trip to the supermarket… Whether your practicing social distancing or working from home, we’re all looking for ways to tackle tasks without stepping out of the house – and keeping food on the table for the family is one of them. Thankfully, Dubai has stacks of online stores […]
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8 unique Mother’s Day gifts you can order online in Dubai

Bouquets, cakes and PJs, but not as you know it… Mother’s Day in the UAE falls on Saturday March 21 this year, and for many of us it will be a time to hang at home with the family. So, if you’re not venturing out, treat Mum to one of these home-delivered gifts, from breakfast […]
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Landmarks in the UAE turn green for Ireland’s National Day

See how the UAE lights up for St Patrick’s Day… The UAE has been celebrating St Patrick’s Day for the past 10 years and to mark the anniversary this year, 10 national landmarks across Dubai and Abu Dhabi will be illuminated in hues of green. Some the architectural icons that have gone green include Burj […]
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7 apps that make life easier in Dubai

You know there’s an app for that…  Sometimes, no amount of sticky notes on your fridge or reminders on your phone is enough to get your to-do list done. And we can’t blame you — it’s easy to lose track of all those life-maintenance tasks. And now more than ever, we’re looking for ways to […]
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First look: A sleek new Japanese restaurant has opened on Palm Jumeirah

Hanami offers panoramic skyline views and sharing-style Japanese cuisine from the 15th floor… Andaz Dubai The Palm recently opened its doors on Palm Jumeirah, with a neighbourhood eatery and speakeasy bar, and now it has a new Japanese restaurant to speak of. Hanami takes its inspiration from Japanese spring time, when the cherry blossoms begin […]
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Five classic novels to see you through social distancing

Now’s the perfect time to settle in with one of the greats… If you are at a loss for something to do while we take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19, why not pick up some of those classic novels you’ve never got around to reading Here’s our pick of five literary […]
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Here are 7 virtual museum tours you can take from your couch

You don’t need a plane ticket to see any of these fabulous museums… The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has closed our art centres, museums, entertainment destinations and even cancelled events, but that doesn’t mean we have to sit around and do nothing. If you’re itching for that culture fix, you can now visit some of the […]
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Love Reif Kushiyaki? A second one is coming to Nakheel Mall

A second serving of the popular indie Asian restaurant will open on the Palm… When award-winning chef Reif Othman (of Zuma, Play and Billionaire Mansion fame) opened his first independent restaurant in Dubai last year, everyone stood up and took notice. The cosy concept in Dar Wasl Mall focuses on Asian street food such as […]
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7 ways to support your city during the coronavirus pandemic

Now’s the time to give back to Dubai… The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is bringing out the best and worst in people – but it’s really not hard to be your best self. Whether it’s supporting Dubai’s venues or making sure you don’t buy into the panic, there’s never been a more important time to be […]
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6 things to do in Abu Dhabi this week

Welcome to our list of six things to do in Abu Dhabi this week… Here’s our cherry-picked selection of the best cultural, food, and fun stuff in the capital this week. Sunday March 15 1.  Tuck into unlimited sushi at Aquarium Sushi fans, you’ll love this. Head on over to award-wining Aquarium in Yas Marina […]
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A guide to what’s closed under Abu Dhabi’s preventative measures

With public safety being the primary concern, some public spaces in the capital have been temporarily closed… To help minimise any potential health risk to the public during the current global COVID-19 outbreak, government agencies in the UAE have put in place a series of proactive and protective measures. This includes the temporary closure of […]
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Enjoy premium cocktails for Dhs40 across Dubai and Abu Dhabi this March

Sponsored: The World Class Cocktail Festival is back for the second year… A night out in the city sipping premium cocktails doesn’t have to be expensive anymore, as the World Class Cocktail Festival is back. Now in it’s second year, the two-week festival has expanded to the capital, meaning you can enjoy your favourite drinks […]
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All the biggest parties to check out in Dubai this weekend

From a new venue, to one celebrating its birthday, here are the top nights out in Dubai this weekend… Thursday: Sky5 will open its doors   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Sky 5 Dubai (@sky5dubai) on Feb 27, 2020 at 8:43am PST Are you looking for a new rooftop bar […]
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Our pick of the best Abu Dhabi staycation deals

Great getaways are just around the corner… People rarely list checking-in, airport queues or airplane food as the best part of their holiday. It’s more about the experiences when they get there. The rest and relaxation, the food, the service, sunsets and swimming pools. You can find all that on your doorstep, with Abu Dhabi’s […]
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Review: Sayad at Emirates Palace

Bivalves are the stars on the Friday menu at Emirates Palace… For a fine dining experience that doesn’t cost a car payment, Sayad at Emirates Palace has fashioned an exquisite prix fixe menu where the focus is on the best jewels of the sea. As for the array of ways chef de cuisine Johannes Tafel […]
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Where to workout: Dubai CrossFit gyms you should know about

Up to the challenge? Just because CrossFit has a repute for being super tough doesn’t mean you have to be a pro athlete to be part of the community. There are plenty of CrossFitters ready to show you the ropes and help you get to crushing those WODs (CrossFit speak for workout of the day). […]
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Review: Hutong

A Hong Kong titan opens but will regional Chinese cuisine be a hit in Dubai? Chinese restaurants in Dubai are a dime a dozen, and while we love a dim sum and roast duck feast, most of the menus are interchangeable. You know the score: har gao, sui mai, duck pancakes, and maybe some stir […]
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Bar of the month: Cé La Vi

The view is spectacular, but does the food match up at this sky-high bar? When we first announced that Cé La Vi would be coming to Dubai’s equally anticipated Address Sky View, there was many an excited squeal. Famous in its own right, but made even more so by the hit Hollywood film Crazy Rich […]
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This Dhs499 staycation combines the best of JLT and Palm Jumeirah

Book a city-meets-beach break for the ultimate Dubai weekend… Hanging out for a Dubai staycation, but not sure whether you want big-city thrills or beachside chills? Now you don’t have to choose between the two. Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lake Towers has just announced a Dubai staycation that ticks all your boxes. When you book the […]
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Check out the ultimate Dubai pool party brunch at WET Deck

Sponsored: WET and WET Deck are the kind of pools you want on your Instagram… Since it burst onto the Dubai pool party scene back in early 2019, WET Deck at W Dubai – The Palm has won itself a legion of fans, for its ladies’ days and pool brunches. If you haven’t visited yet, […]
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Life’n One is reborn as a soulful wellness hub and cafe, called Seva

Seva is the art of life… If you’re passing by Jumeirah 1 on Jumeirah Beach Road, no longer will you see the iconic ‘Life‘n One’ signage anymore. Instead, expect to see a sign that reads ‘Seva’. Don’t panic – Dubai’s first plant-based café hasn’t closed its doors, but it has relaunched in a move to […]
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4 awesome cooking classes with Dubai Food Festival this weekend

Learn how to make your own dim sum, sushi and vegan desserts… Channel your inner masterchef, as Dubai Food Festival offers a delicious line-up of cooking classes around the city. Here are four awesome cooking classes with Dubai Food Festival this weekend. Thursday, March 12 Zhen Wei’s pan-Asian cooking class Learn how to cook an […]
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The DOH’s new website cuts through the noise surrounding coronavirus

The page is packed full of useful information and resources… Avoid fake news and stay informed with verified facts about the coronavirus situation in the UAE and beyond, with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi’s (DOH) new COVID-19 website. With the constantly evolving nature of the situation, the online tool has a bunch of […]
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Exclusive: Take a look at what’s cooking in the soon-to-open ROKA Dubai

The long-awaited concept will open in The Opus on Wednesday March 18… Now that ME Dubai has finally opened inside the striking architectural marvel, The Opus by Zaha Hadid, we’ve been waiting with anticipation to discover the exciting restaurants launching with it. First to open was Central, the hotel’s all-day dining concept, and next will […]
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Like to move it? Get set for Noughty Thursday at Barasti Beach

Sponsored: Catch a free performance by Noughties legends Reel 2 Real  The Noughties are back in a big way at Barasti Beach this Thursday, March 12, with a massive dance party of retro-fabulous classics. Flash back in time for Noughty Thursday, as party masters Reel 2 Real featuring the Mad Stuntman play live on the […]
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For the love of books: 7 libraries to check out in Dubai

When in doubt, go to the library… It might be the digital age, but there’s nothing like curling up with a strong coffee and a good book in hand. Feeding our literary addiction by buying new ones all the time can be expensive, but, thankfully there are several libraries in Dubai – some are even hidden […]
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15 exciting things to do in Dubai this weekend

Free f45 classes, a new brunch and Wiz Khalifa is performing… Another week in Dubai is almost done and dusted. We’re already looking forward to the weekend, and you should be too with everything that’s going on. We’ve managed to find 15 of the very best things to do in Dubai*, so you can have […]
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Big brunch review: Beautiful Fridays at Alici

This brand-new brunch epitomises what we love so much about this city… In how many other cities can you sit outside in 25 degrees celsius, watching the sunshine reflect off of the glistening waves, with delicious fine-dining dishes served before you? Alright, maybe quite a few, but the experience remains something to behold. And that’s […]
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5 fantastic new Dubai ladies’ nights you have to try this week

These deals definitely call for a last-minute girls’ get together… Ladies’ nights have become a bonafide Dubai staple. They originated on Tuesday nights, but now you can find amazing ladies’ night deals around the city on pretty much every day of the week. If you feel like you’ve tried and tested most of the ones […]
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5 amazing art exhibitions in Abu Dhabi this March

From colorful grafiti art to a coin exhibition…  With so many art galleries, exhibits and events in Abu Dhabi, it can be hard to decide which one to scope out. We’ve rounded up a list of five must-see art exhibitions taking place this March to add to your to-do list… Here are five amazing art […]
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The Green Planet now has a cool rainforest-themed cafe

There’s even a fun new dedicated kids’ area… The Green Planet is the fun, educational attraction that anyone of any age is sure to enjoy. It houses a huge indoor tropical bio-dome, 3,000 tropical plants and animals, and has just opened a cool new rainforest-themed cafe. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Green Planet […]
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Abu Dhabi to ban all single-use plastic bags by 2021

Contrary to what you may have heard, life in plastic is not fantastic… Our dependency on plastic negatively affects our oceans, food chains and air quality – and, ultimately, it has the potential to impact the health of every organism in our ecosystem. In the UAE, we’ve already seen individual brands and government entities pledging […]
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