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The art of Japanese

The art of Japanese

Long-term residents may remember when Yas Viceroy was the Yas Hotel – a stark, white property with an almost clinical feel. The lack of personality was off-putting but Viceroy has added its special touches – which include a more colourful …

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Turkish delight

Turkish delight

Turkey is often referred to as the gateway to Europe and Asia and the country’s rich past makes it one of the most documented in history. Café Muska, opposite Grand Millennium Al Wahda, aims to share genuine Turkish traditions the …

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Land your dream job

Land your dream job

Boost your chances of clinching that elusive job with these pointers Abu Dhabi’s economic forecast remains upbeat despite the erratic oil market. However, the workforce demand continues to be complex. Victoria Paine, associate director of Charterhouse, a recruitment firm in …

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To see beyond

To see beyond

Abu Dhabi photographers are set to display their work in the capital Photography lovers are in for a treat as a group of passionate shutterbugs is about to showcase their work at Café Arabia. The free ‘Quintessence’ exhibition will feature …

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Make them laugh

Make them laugh

Acting coach Chris Biewer leaves Hollywood to lead workshops in the UAE Do you want to learn how to create sketches, improvisation and comedy, or simply be more spontaneous? American acting coach, comedian, actor, writer and producer Chris Biewer is leading …

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Theme nights

Porters Pub Every Saturday, it’s all about the meat at Porters Pub’s carvery night. Feast on roast beef, lamb and turkey paired with mashed potato and steamed veg. The carving is done at your table and you can eat meat …

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Designer food at designer prices

Designer food at designer prices

The name is a misnomer, as this is no casual café. Emporio Armani Caffè is in The Galleria, after all – so expect white tablecloths, well-spoken, knowledgeable waiters and waterside views. You’ll soon forget you’re dining in a mall. The …

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All frills, no fuss

All frills, no fuss

Some restaurants ooze personality and Shakespeare and Co is certainly one of them. The café has a distinct Marie Antoinette vibe with its white lace curtains, frilly mismatched furnishings and Baroque gold photo frames. The café is in various locations …

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Survival of the fittest

Survival of the fittest

A battalion of local and international triathletes is heading to Abu Dhabi for an intense two-day competition Abu Dhabi will play host to triathletes from all over the world as the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Triathlon Series opens in …

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Two become one

Two become one

Can two strangers make music in one day? An online reality show pulls the strings to find out Some of the greatest music ever written was by duos: John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles, Bill Medley and Bobby …

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