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Oar-some new workout surges into the capital

Oar-some new workout surges into the capital

The latest workout craze has hit the capital for the first time. Fitness fans will now be able to try Indo-Row, a total-body workout that’s proving popular with Hollywood A-listers such as Cameron Diaz and Bradley Cooper, thanks to Hilton …

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Turn over new leaf in Al Ain

Word up with Farah Chamma and Abdulla Al Sharhan Residents of the Garden City will be able to celebrate their love of reading during the Al Ain Reads Book Show (AAR). The show, part of an annual series organsied by …

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A quacking success

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi raised over AED 60,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation by hosting a rubber duck race. The waterpark’s wave river was converted into a duck racetrack, with more than 2,000 yellow ducks competing. Each duck was given their …

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Electric buses to charge into town

Electric buses to charge into town

For the next several months, the capital and its suburbs will be running a trial operation of Abu Dhabi’s first electric bus fleet. This introduction of the zero emissions buses, which are fully electric, is part of the Department of …

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Contestants tune up for Pinoy sing-off

Amateur songbirds will be belting out their best tunes in Abu Dhabi this Friday at the Middle East finals of the Global Pinoy Singing Idols (GPSI) competition. The musical showdown, produced by the popular Filipino radio station DZMM, will feature …

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Call to pull together for Filipino charity

Abu Dhabi schools are needed to support a recycling initiative, which helps impoverished people in the Philippines. The Philippine Community Fund (PCF) provides food, shelter and education for poverty-stricken families who live in dumpsites and slums. PCF’s recycling scheme – …

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Update bites

Kudos for Feeding Five Hundred The short film Feeding Five Hundred has received a Special Mention in the Best Documentary Awards category at the UK’s prestigious Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival this weekend in Bristol, England. Directed by Emirati …

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Comedy king and tennis titan head for capital

Comedy king and tennis titan head for capital

Canadian comedy rock-star Russell Peters is returning to the capital after a sellout show last year. Peters is set to perform at du Arena, Yas Island on Wednesday 23rd October in the Abu Dhabi leg of his Notorious World Tour. …

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Cancer sufferer needs your support

Cancer sufferer needs your support

Abu Dhabi four-year-old Yasmin Mahsoub will die of cancer unless her family raise enough money to pay for treatment abroad. Yasmin suffers from a rare aggressive form of cancer that is untreatable in this country, and medical professionals in the …

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Etihad staff help typhoon victims

Etihad staff help typhoon victims

A group of volunteers from Etihad Airways’ Abu Dhabi headquarters recently visited the Philippines to provide much needed support to victims of Typhoon Utor. The volunteers spent four days distributing clothing, food, toiletries and blankets to Filipinos who lost their …

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