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Eid getaways

Eid getaways

Fancy a post-Ramadan break within five hours’ travel time of your front door? Here’s our pick of destinations for a long weekend, with hotel suggestions in a three budget categories Musandam The craggy mountains at the pointed end of our …

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Suhoor tents

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal Listen to traditional oud and kanoon bands while you play board games or watch TV. You can choose Arabic dishes and shisha a la carte. Daily 7.30pm-2am. Cover charge Sat-Wed AED 60++ per person, …

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Top Marks for No.57

Top Marks for No.57

There was a time when Abu Dhabi’s dining scene comprised of backstreet cafés and hotel buffets that all blended into one. Now we’re spoilt for choice – there are independent concepts sprouting up everywhere. No. 57 Boutique Café is a …

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Stalking game

Stalking game

A scare film weaves teen emotions with the paranormal A coming-of-age horror film? For director Paul Solet, the film Dark Summer has that kind of feel – but with a gloomy backdrop. The movie tells the story of a teenager …

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Star spangled celebrations

Star spangled celebrations

Put a feather in your hat, yankees, because it’s Independence Day!  Across the city, Americans will be gathering to celebrate 4th of July, the country’s Independence Day. We’re not talking Will Smith and giant spaceships, we’re talking about the most …

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Canada, oh Canada

Canada, oh Canada

Get a taste of Canada in Abu Dhabi for national day On 1st July, Canadians around the world will be donning red and white to celebrate their national day. On this day, which is known as Canada’s birthday, you can …

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The gift of giving

The gift of giving

Here’s your chance to offer a helping hand to those in need The month of Ramadan is all about giving, whether it’s your time, energy or resources. It’s a month of compassion and empathy, when we think about those who …

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A suite deal

A suite deal

Fed up with identikit homes? IKEA isn’t your only option for furniture. Put a personal stamp on your abode with some standout pieces from these three shops Mosaique This independent shop houses one-off pieces of furniture and quirky homeware – …

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Close to home

Close to home

It took 40 years but the film Infinitely Polar Bear allows writer to achieve some closure on a traumatic upbringing  After a successful debut at the Sundance Film Festival last year, Infinitely Polar Bear finally arrives in cinemas in the …

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The Pop-Up Party Abu Dhabi II at The Space

The Pop-Up Party Abu Dhabi II at The Space

Abu Dhabi’s trend setters hit the second edition of The Fash Set’s pop-up party where vendors showcased a colourful selection of clothing, accessories, jewellery and more. Vendors included Mirabelle Boutique and Nutrición.

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