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Gastropub scores

Gastropub scores

Zayed Sports City is brimming with excitement on a daily basis, packed to the rafters with people eager to try new sports, hone their skills and boost their fitness. So you might be surprised that this expansive venue is also home …

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Telling tales

Telling tales

As a child who found her friends between the pages of a book, Maitha Al-Khayat is encouraging kids to rediscover the art of telling stories “When I put my veil on, it’s like I’m Batwoman; I feel like I have …

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Where to find that festive feeling in Abu Dhabi…

Where to find that festive feeling in Abu Dhabi…

‘Tis the season to be jolly, so here’s where to get your fill of all things festive in the capital It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Before long, the house will be festooned with decorations, with gifts under …

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Awash with characters

Awash with characters

Blockbuster hunk Chris Hemsworth ditches the hammer for an epic nautical adventure that inspired the classic tale Moby Dick The last two years have been somewhat hectic for Hollywood golden boy Chris Hemsworth. The 32-year-old actor has assumed an eclectic …

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Star of Spanish cuisine

Star of Spanish cuisine

Spanish is one cuisine that’s not well represented here, so it was with open arms that we welcomed the rebranding of Pearls & Caviar to P&C by Sergi Arola. The two-Michelin starred chef once said that “food is a necessity, …

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Drive the desert in style

Drive the desert in style

A purpose-built and locally-made desert car is about to hit the market in the UAE, taking dune bashing to new levels. Designed for the desert, it’s also road legal, making it the ultimate off-roading vehicle for those who have an adventurous …

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Smokin’ hot

Smokin’ hot

Soon to be grilling in the capital is Famous Dave’s, the Wisconsin-based barbecue restaurant founded in 1994 that currently has 200 branches across the US. Known for its selection of grilled specialities, the restaurant is expected to open in 2016 …

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Future aces

Future aces

A tennis superstar from the UAE? Coming soon. With the sport’s increasing popularity so too is the interest growing among residents who are hoping to emulate the likes of Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams. “I’ve seen the sport grow tremendously since …

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007 carmaker ready to thrill in Abu Dhabi

007 carmaker ready to thrill in Abu Dhabi

Aston Martin is set to unveil its first showroom in the capital. The luxury car brand’s 450sqm outlet will be located at Etihad Towers, and is tentatively scheduled for an early 2016 opening. Dr Andy Palmer, Aston Martin CEO, sees …

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A new bond

A new bond

Top conductor Michael Seal returns to the UAE to perform spy movie classics and hopes to win new classical music converts Abu Dhabi Classics is about to hit a high note when the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra will perform …

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