Sunday, 30 September 2012

Chop, blend, bake, roast and exfoliate with Miele Culinary Experiences

Packed calendar of exclusive sessions through to year-end offers something for everyone from healthy menus and the secret to perfect cupcakes, to tapas, truffles and festive treats

Miele, one of the world’s leading producers of premium home appliances, is ramping up its weekly calendar of exclusive Culinary Experiences with three appetizing sessions a week, from October through to November.

Aspiring amateur foodies will have the chance to – literally – cook and eat their way around the world in the company the region’s top chefs, with sessions covering the gourmet delights of countries from all over, as well as special seasonal celebrations including Halloween and Christmas.
Held at the award winning state-of-the-art Miele Gallery on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road, the diverse line-up includes two sessions devoted to the hot topic of healthy eating.
Popular British culinary personality, Andy Campbell, serves up a locally-inspired menu on Tuesday 16th October with homemade saffron tortellini made with locally produced ricotta cheese and organic spinach and line-caught wild sea bass fillet with asparagus and a basil salsa.
“We need to nourish our bodies from the inside out, so to end the session I’ll be sharing my special secret recipe for a fruit, berry, oat and honey face mask designed to exfoliate and nourish the skin. It’s what keeps me looking young and beautiful!” he said.
For a kid-friendly session, Galeries Lafayette’s executive chef, Russell Impiazzi will show young amateur chefs how to make a delicious range of goodies including homemade bread, scones and biscuits at the ‘Back to Baking’ session on 6 October.
Marti Yanci, owner of local catering company, Marta’s Kitchen, also picks up on the health and wellness theme on Sunday 11th November, with a session aimed at busy executives looking for quick fix menu suggestions with a health-conscious angle. Her menu will feature baked Shari fish with fresh herbs and lime, and a spiced orange and chicken mini pot pie.
Tapas, truffles, festive treats and a unique two-day workshop devoted to food styling and photography are also part of the action-packed schedule, and sweet-toothed cooks are already signing up for the 10-session cake and cupcake course, led by Dima Sharif, which starts in November.
All morning or evening Miele Cookery School include hands-on practical guidance and eat what you cook, and start from AED 400 per person; price available on request).
The luxurious Miele Gallery showcases the brand’s wide-range of high-end, state-of-the-art appliances on the lower floor, and includes a mezzanine level perfectly furnished to host a number of events from product launching and demonstrations, a fully equipped, four hands on, cooking station for which can be booked for private cooking sessions, fashion shows, art exhibitions, and team bonding sessions.
For more information, go to or email
For private bookings, please call: 800 MIELE (64353) or +97150 6575235

Saturday, 29 September 2012


Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29th September 2012
As part of the GITEX Shopper 2012 official opening, His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, attended a number of regional launches including the launch of LG’s award winning OLED TV, the world’s largest and slimmest TV.  

GITEX Shopper 2012 will take place from 29 September – 6 October 2012. The show is open from 11:00am – 10:00pm from Saturday 29 September to Wednesday 3 October; from 11am – 11pm on Thursday 4 October to Saturday 6 October. For the first time ever, the event will open for longer hours on Fridays from 11:00am. 
Tickets are priced at AED 30 per person and are available at the venue and online through Time Out Tickets, Ticketingco, EPPCO and ENOC petrol stations and Zoom convenience stores.  Entry is free for children under the age of five.

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GITEX Technology Week, the third largest ICT trade event in the world, will be held from October 14-18 at Dubai World Trade Centre.


Friday, 28 September 2012

GITEX SHOPPER Fans Set to Rush to DWTC for Sale of the Year

Middle East’s largest consumer IT and electronics sales bonanza opens tomorrow at Dubai World Trade Centre 

More than AED50 million in prizes on offer

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 September 2012:
The biggest sales extravaganza for the Middle East’s IT and consumer electronics industry starts tomorrow (Saturday) when GITEX Shopper 2012 welcomes visitors to its new, expanded location at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Running for eight days, from 29 September – 6 October 2012, the show is expected to deliver record deals and bargain offers on more than 30,000 of the latest gadgets and cutting-edge products.
Visitors to this year’s show will be delighted with the central location of the show, which enjoys a dedicated Metro station just steps away from the show and additional trains put on for the duration of the event. Ample parking, a smorgasbord of food and beverage outlets and a range of interactive and entertaining activities will add to the festival atmosphere at this year’s GITEX Shopper.
“As one of the most anticipated consumer shows in a highly tech-savvy region, GITEX Shopper works with our exhibitors to deliver a show that offers unbeatable deals, the chance to see the latest products being launched into the market, and promises to be a great day out,” said Trixee Loh, Senior Vice President, Dubai World Trade Centre, organiser of GITEX Shopper 2012. “This year we have had more 120 exhibitors eager to fill the extra space offered by our new location, to make GITEX Shopper a 35,000m² showcase of the latest IT and consumer electronics must-haves.”
Technology turns greener every year and this year’s show includes initiatives by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to showcase its “Do Good to Planet Earth” campaign, encouraging visitors to actively seek out eco-friendly advances in all consumer electronic technologies.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA commented: “As the strategic partner for GITEX Shopper, we see our participation as the ideal platform to engage with our IT-passionate customers. With innovation at the forefront of our initiatives we hope to guide the public to improve their ways of energy consumption, not merely by reducing usage but also by using the right environmentally-efficient technologies. In this way we can drive greater individual and social contributions to the nation’s long term strategy for a sustainable future.”
Visitors can also look forward to an unprecedented AED 50 million worth of prizes being given away during the show, adding excitement to the exclusive show offers and bundled deals being prepared by exhibitors, and the range of fun, interactive activities designed to entertain and engage. From outdoor gaming zones hosted by celebrity DJs to street dance performances and hourly giveaways throughout the show, GITEX Shopper promises something for everyone.
GITEX Shopper 2012 will take place from 29 September – 6 October 2012. The show is open from 11:00am – 10:00pm from Saturday 29 September to Wednesday 3 October; from 11am – 11pm on Thursday 4 October to Saturday 6 October. For the first time ever, the event will open for longer hours on Fridays from 11:00am.
Tickets are priced at AED 30 per person and are available at the venue and online through Time Out Tickets, Ticketingco, EPPCO and ENOC petrol stations and Zoom convenience stores. Entry is free for children under the age of five.
For the latest GITEX Shopper information, please visit, follow us on Twitter.
GITEX Technology Week, the third largest ICT trade event in the world, will be held from October 14-18 at Dubai World Trade Centre.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

THURSDAY Ties OFF! at Tamanya!!

I am going are you! Well I will try? Will you?

Seafood Nights at Chef's House

Positive Words Increase Productivity

Language Transforms Thinking And Ignites Energy
Positive words increase productivity in the workplace and in life, according to UAE-based learning consultant, Carol Talbot.
 She acknowledged that the use of positive language can transform people’s thinking at the deepest level and that your ability to use language could be correlated with your level of success. “With around 615,000 words in the English language at our disposal we probably only use 3,000 on a regular basis. A study of CEOs of multi-national organisations highlighted their ability to use more words to motivate and inspire their teams.” “When people are disengaged, they sap and drain the energy of others, including clients and customers. To increase productivity it is essential to ignite a positive energy,” Talbot said. She suggests her ‘Fired Up Formula’ as a palatable recipe for change, one that gives individuals the opportunity to tap into their inner leader by igniting from within themselves. Talbot is considered by some to be the region’s leading expert and Master Trainer in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) having worked with more than 20,000 people across multiple sectors in her twenty year career.  She explained that language is a ‘filter’, and not just a means of communication. “Language directs our thoughts and determines how we structure the reality that we create in our thoughts. “The key lies in structuring your language in such a way that it directs thoughts that enable you and the people you lead to get the results you want,” Talbot added.
 She advised that the human mind only reacts to what you feed it. “Positive words, affirmations, and empowering statements, have powerful effects on humans. The language you use has a massive impact on your state,” Talbot concluded.

Invitation to an evening of Glamour by Etoile - October 3

This looks like a fab night the fashion conscious amongst you should definitely aim not to miss!

There will be two shows on the evening; please confirm which one you would like to attend, 7pm or 8pm

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Red Bull Flying Bach

The Red Bull Flying Bach World Tour is landing in Dubai in September and will prove that Bach and breakdance go perfectly well together!
Friday, 28th - Saturday, 29th September 2012 at 8:00 PM in The First Group Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah 
AED 250 per ticket +971 4 366 6546

The Red Bull Flying Bach World Tour stops in Dubai for a one-of-a-kind performance by four-times breakdancing world champions Flying Steps and opera director Christoph Hagel, mixing classical music and breakdancing. Their 70-minute long creative performance visualizes and revives Bach’s masterpiece ""Well-Tempered Clavier"", crossing the borders of serious music and youth culture, combining piano, harpsichord and electronic beats, head spins, power moves and freezes.
Flying Steps, Germany’s most popular breakdance crew, was founded in Berlin in 1993. 
Tickets are on sale at Virgin Megastore. 

Cultural Night Market

Attend the Cultural Night Market for an evening full of music, dance, food and fun!
Friday, 28th - Saturday, 29th September 2012, 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM at Safa Park 
Admission: AED 15 per person. Children 10 years old or less have free admission.
+971 55 501 9408

The Cultural Night Market (CNM) is the new global trend for shopping, knowledge sharing and cultural awareness within local communities. It offers local and international artists the opportunity to develop and showcase their art within urban public spaces. 

Join us for wonderful music, painting, sculpture, dance and theater. There will be cuisines from around the world and many family and children-oriented art activities and much, much more! 
This open-air event takes place at Safa Park, next to Gate 5.

6th Seafood Expo 2012

The Seafood Expo 2012 is the only specialized event in Middle East for the seafood and seafood processing industry. The event is focused on bringing together buyers, producers and exporters of produce, as well as those involved with products and industries associated with the seafood world, such as packaging, labelling or transportation.

Tuesday, 25th - Thursday, 27th September 2012
September 25 - 26: 10am to 5pm
September 27: 10am to 4pm
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
Free entry for trade visitors
+971 4 298 8144

Exhibitors from around the world attend the annual trade fair held in Dubai, bringing with them an excellent range of seafood products for Middle East buyers.

Pink Polo Returns to Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club on 10th November at 2pm


Pink Polo is  returning again this season and this is an event dedicated to raising awareness about breast cancer in the UAE. Join the team for a fun day out with family and friends at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club. Gates open at 2pm. Polo Exhibition Game at 5pm. This event is open to the public with free admission. For more info please visit

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Chopard launches the Imperial Jewellery Collection

Definitely could one to go to!

UAE’s Potential to Emerge as Preferred Destination for Higher Education Showcased at Dublin Conference

DIAC Recommends Success Formula of Due Diligence, Measured Beginning and Gradual Growth Plan to Higher Education Branch Campuses

Stringent due diligence procedures, including in-depth market research and the acquisition of regional knowledge, are essential considerations when setting up branch campuses of higher education institutions.
Academic institutions are also advised to adopt a measured pace initially,  offering only well-known programmes with broad appeal during what can be termed as the ‘incubation period’, according to Dr Ayoub Kazim, Managing Director of TECOM Investments’ Education Cluster.
Dr Kazim’s comments came at a session titled: ‘Higher Education Models in the Middle East’ at the 24th Annual Europe Association for International Education (EAIE). Held recently in Dublin, Ireland, the annual event is the largest international higher education conference in Europe. Themed ‘Rethinking education and reshaping economies’, the four-day event featured sessions and workshops on topical subjects relevant to the global education landscape. Dr Kazim also advised for the introduction of a limited number of new courses and a steady increase in student intake, backed by informed support from the parent campus, to ensure a consistent delivery of quality education at a branch campus.
Attracting rectors, vice-rectors and directors of international offices, as well as managers of international education programmes, educators, researchers, decision makers in international higher education and government representatives, EAIE serves as a leading platform for the exchange of ideas, familiarisation with best practices, and debate on policies and current trends within the education sector.
Dr Ayoub Kazim MD Education Cluster
Highlighting the UAE’s five-point strategy to enhance the quality of higher education in the country, Dr Ayoub Kazim stated that the government continues to encourage symbiotic relationships with the corporate sector and monitor the quality of programmes at private universities and community colleges. As part of its commitment to improving the quality of education from the grassroots level and prepare school students for higher education, the government periodically reviews the curriculum to ensure  conformity to quality standards. The UAE also continues to work towards the simplification of processes such as visa applications in order to ease the transition for new students.
Dr Kazim added: “In addition to providing strong support, the government has prioritised the shaping of a regulatory framework that is clear, transparent and effective. The UAE’s strategic location, its advanced infrastructure and facilities, as well as strong marketing, regional visibility and the presence of a highly skilled human capital are among the key factors that help build the potential of the country’s education sector.”
Dr. B. Ramjee, Director of Manipal University, Dubai, said: “A significant youth bulge is being experienced in the region with 15 - 24 year-olds accounting for 22 per cent of the population. This demographic has led to an exponential growth in the demand for higher education in the region. The Middle East consequently offers immense opportunities for higher education to flourish in the short term and for the foreseeable future.”
Presenting Manipal University Dubai as a successful case study, Dr Ramjee said the institution has evolved into an inter-disciplinary University Branch Campus in Dubai. Operating at Dubai International Academic City since 2006, Manipal University offers 25 programmes in six disciplines. With over 1,500 students on its roster, the university that boasts alumni of more than 2,200 graduates is well poised for further growth in the MENA region.
Launched in 2007, Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) is the world’s only free zone dedicated to higher education and the largest academic zone in the UAE with nearly 20,000 students in 2011-12 academic year. Hosting 21 International Branch Campuses (IBC’s) of the UAE’s total 37 IBCs, DIAC is home to 53 per cent and 23.5 per cent of the universities in the UAE and the GCC according to a UNESCO Report. DIAC has also been ranked among the top 25 in the Middle East under ‘Best Overall’ category by the 2010 Financial Times Rankings.


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