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  The 2021 Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) represents a missed business opportunity for the region, says the man who believes it has a lot to offer the game. >>  
  The leading female Emirati player is getting set for her debut season in senior women’s rugby, even though she is not yet old enough to play. >>  
  The first team of girls to play full-contact rugby at British School Al Khubairat hope to inspire more people to follow their example, by winning the Dubai Rugby Sevens at the first attempt. >>  
  Sharjah have signed South Korean midfielder Song Jin-hyung to complete their foreign contingent for the 2016/17 Arabian Gulf League season. >>  
  Lee Corfield fired a bogey-free six-under 66 on Tuesday to break free from the chasing pack going into the final round of the Mena Golf Tour’s Golf Citizen Classic at the Els Club Dubai on Wednesday. >>  
  Lewis Hamilton insisted he could overhaul Nico Rosberg in the Formula One world championship for the second time this year after relinquishing his hard-won lead in the standings in Singapore. >>  
  'You miss 100 per cent of the shots you never take' —Wayne Gretzky, Canadian former ice hockey player  
Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak meets with British minister
Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, met with Dr Liam Fox, UK Secretary of State for International Trade, on Monday. >>
 
First and largest panel of UAE Martyrs’ Memorial installed
Sheikh Khalifa bin Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Director of The Martyrs’ Families’ Affairs Office at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, visited the site of the Martyrs’ Memorial to witness the installation of the first and largest of the metal panels, standing 23 metres tall, making up the monument’s main structure. >>
 
Fifth batch of female national service recruits begin training
The fifth batch of female recruits for National Service has been admitted to the Khawla bint Al Azwar Military School. >>
 
UAE Space Agency participating in astronautical congress
The UAE Space Agency said it will participate in the 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), scheduled from September 26 to 30 at Expo Guadalajara in Mexico. >>
 
Science and arts are key to development, Sheikh Hazza tells pupils
Science and arts are key pillars in development, Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, told pupils during a school visit. >>
 
Women in Abu Dhabi leaving cervical cancer screening too late, doctors say
Shyness, fear and lack of awareness are causing women to delay getting their first Pap smear test – sometimes for decades after experts recommend they should begin. >>
 
Inspirational stories from UAE expats to be compiled in book
Fatima Al Rayssi is a good example of why so many people move to the UAE – to better themselves and provide their children with better opportunities. >>
 
 
Al Ain manager sees club in better shape after advancing to Asian Champions League semi-finals

Al Ain manager Zlatko Dalic believes his team will be "better" for the semi-finals of the Asian Champions League after a 1-0 win over the Uzbek club Lokomotiv on Tuesday night at the Bunyodkor stadium. >>
 
Get a recap ( Ayla celebrates sixth successful annual networking event : September 06, 2016 )

On September 6 2016, Ayla Hotel hosted its sixth consecutive Get Together event in its Bawadi Ballroom, offering all Al Ain newcomers a ripe platform for networking, and learning about the Garden City.

Over 40 companies from varying sectors like automotive, medical, insurance, education, entertainment, beauty and sports had exhibits set up, showcasing their business and offering their services and promotions to the attendees.

Entertainment was enjoyed by the more than 550 guests, and included a generous raffle draw and dhabka dancers.
 
Get a recap ( Great turn-out for local Danat's annual get together : September 05, 2016 )

Danat Al Ain Resort played host to its annual networking event on September 5 2016, introducing new Al Ainites to local businesses.

With over 150 participants, attendees enjoyed the entertainment and fine dining that was on the agenda then. A number of prizes were up for grabs as well, including meal vouchers, hotel stays and flight tickets.

Exhibitors at the event included organisations from the travel, media, entertainment, medical, sports, retail and automotive fields.
 
Get a recap ( Al Ain Amblers welcomed new arrivals to the Garden City : September 02, 2016 )

The Al Ain Amblers welcomed new arrivals to the Garden City as well as friends and family members alike to their annual Open Day celebrations on Friday, September 2.

Many Amblers sponsors were on hand to introduce their businesses to the new club members, and DJ Chalkie was in the spotlight all night long taking requests and providing musical entertainment. It was a great start to the 2016-2017 Rugby season - hope to see you all down there soon!
 
A slice of Paradise
Emirati Kamelia Bin Zaal is the first ever Arab landscape designer to participate at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. She tells OL how being connected to nature offers humans wellbeing
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Calling all volunteers!
The music festival is coming back into town! Here's what you need to know
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UAE’s artistic giant Hassan Sharif dies age 65
Hassan Sharif, arguably the most famous Emirati artist, died Sunday night at the age of 65. He had been suffering from cancer.
http://www.myoasisliving.com/oasis_living_magazine/ show_detail/encid/d9a/opt/local_news_catch/offset/5
New appointments bring fresh hope to a 2017 opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi
Appointment of Frenchman Manuel Rabate, veteran of prestigious cultural institutions, as first director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, and Emirati Hissa Al Dhaheri as his deputy, paves the way for its highly anticipated opening next year.
http://www.myoasisliving.com/oasis_living_magazine/ show_detail/encid/d9e/opt/local_news_catch/offset/0
TV quest to find the region’s Top Chef gets under way
Amateur and professional chefs from across the Arab world will compete in a series of culinary challenges to be crowned the region’s Top Chef, in a new Arabic-language version of the popular American reality-TV competition.
http://www.myoasisliving.com/oasis_living_magazine/ show_detail/encid/d9d/opt/local_news_catch/offset/0
Blast from the past: Lethal Weapon rebooted for television
The three Rs of Hollywood nowadays appear to be "revisit" what made money in the past, "reimagine" it for a new audience, and "reboot" it on television.
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An exhibition in Lebanon that offers a revealing glimpse into the past, present and future
Two figures face each other across a chess board dotted with tiny pieces, seemingly pitting cowering humans against powerful ancient Egyptian gods.
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Lebanese women artists’ modern approach to art
In 1989, the Guerrilla Girls surveyed the public collection at the city’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and found that less than five per cent of the artworks in the Modern Art section were by female artists. By contrast, 85 per cent of the nudes on show were women. In response, they released a now iconic poster that demanded to know: "Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum?"
http://www.myoasisliving.com/oasis_living_magazine/ show_detail/encid/d9b/opt/local_news_catch/offset/0
Unsung heroes are at the heart of Cameron Crowe’s rock-and-roll based TV series Roadies
Filmmaker Cameron Crowe might not be a rock god, but he has probably had more face time with the legends of vinyl than any man alive.
http://www.myoasisliving.com/oasis_living_magazine/ show_detail/encid/d98/opt/local_news_catch/offset/5

Al Ain Zoo

The Zoo is open from 9am to 10pm on Thursdays and Fridays, and from 8am to 9pm during the rest of the week. While the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre is open from 9am to 8pm.

At Grandma's House

The Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre at Al Ain Zoo recently launched a new programme called At Grandma's House. Families, children and adults are given the chance to experience and learn more about the culture and lifestyle of the UAE through the wide array of activities offered in this programme.

At Grandma's House runs every week from Tuesday to Saturday.

For more information call 800 555 or visit www.alainzoo.ae


"AGENDA"
Regular events this month
Thursdays

Asian Night in Zest at Al Ain Rotana for Dh149++ from 6.30pm to 11.30pm, with a variety of choice from five live cooking stations. Also, Moodz (same hotel) hosts Moodz in the City night from 10.30pm to 3am with free entrance for ladies, including free selected beverages (11pm to 1am only), and Dh100++ for gents, including two drinks. An Evening Brunch is also available at Al Ain Rotana’s all-day dining restaurant, 6.30pm to 10.30pm: Dh 168++ including soft drinks, Dh195++ including reds, whites and malt beverages.

‏Lebanese Night in Al Rikab Restaurant at AESGC’s Equestrian Club from 10pm to 3.30am; Dh100 per person.

‏Seafood Night in Elements, Hili Rayhaan by Rotana, from 7pm to 11pm: Dh149++.

‏Seafood Night in Arabesque at Danat Al Ain Resort from 7pm: Dh135++, and Teacher’s Night in Horse & Jockey from 7pm to 9pm, with a buy-one-get-one-free for all teachers. It’s also Ladies Night in the hotel’s Luce from 11pm, with complimentary drinks on arrival for ladies.

‏Seafood Night in Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel from 7pm to 11pm: Dh139++.

‏Arabic Night in Flavours at Hilton Al Ain: Dh145++ and, in Paco’s (same hotel), there’s a Thirsty Thursday party with entertainment.

‏Seafood Mania Night in Sedra Restaurant, Ayla Bawadi Hotel from 7.30pm to 11pm for Dh129++.

‏Buffet for lunch (12.30pm to 3.30pm) and Mediterranean buffet dinner (7pm to 10.30pm) each for Dh99++ in Le Belvedere, Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet. Also, Eden Rock (same hotel) is featuring a live BBQ & Grill from 10am to 6pm.

Fridays

‏Extravaganza Brunch in Zest at Al Ain Rotana from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, live cooking stations and free flow bubbly: Dh169++. Also, Moodz (same hotel) has Ladies’ Night from 10.30pm to 3am with free entry for ladies and an offer on five selected beverages. Entry for gents is Dh50++ including a beverage.

‏Turkish Night in Flavours Restaurant, Hilton Al Ain: Dh145++.

‏It’s Karaoke Night in Danat Al Ain Resort’s Horse & Jockey from 7pm to 9pm and, in Luce (same hotel), it’s Teacher’s Night from 7pm to 11pm with a 25 per cent discount.

‏Friday Brunch in Elements at Hili Rayhaan by Rotana from 12.30pm to 4pm: Dh119++, including soft drinks. Plus Taste of Arabia night in Elements from 7pm to 11pm: Dh111++ including water and soft drinks.

‏Fusion Lunch – Indian spices and Arabian flavours – is served in Sedra Restaurant at Ayla Bawadi Hotel from 1pm to 5pm for Dh69++.

‏Le Belvedere in Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet serves Friday Brunch Buffet from 12.30pm to 4pm, for Dh130++, and at night, the same venue has a Seafood Dinner from 7pm to 10.30pm for Dh140++.

‏Moroccan buffet night in Ayla Restaurant at Ayla Hotel from 7pm to 11pm: Dh99++.

‏Friday Lunch Buffet in Al Rikab Restaurant at AESGC’s Equestrian Club, from 12.30pm to 4.30pm: Dh85 and in the evening, it’s Khaleeji Night in the same venue from 10pm to 3.30am: free entrance and a drink for ladies; Dh50 entrance for gents including a beverage.

Saturdays

Karaoke Night in Al Rikab Restaurant at AESGC’s Equestrian Club from 7pm to 1am, free entrance for all with a complimentary drink for ladies.

‏It’s Latino Twist Night in Elements at Hili Rayhaan by Rotana from 7pm to 11pm for Dh111++ including water and soft drinks.

‏Buffet for lunch (12.30pm to 3.30pm) and dinner (7pm to 10.30pm), each for Dh99++, in Le Belvedere, Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet. Also, Eden Rock (same hotel) is featuring a BBQ & Grill from 10am to 6pm.

‏Arabian Night in Moodz, Al Ain Rotana, from 10.30pm to 3am. Free entrance for ladies: Dh100++ including two drinks for gents.

‏Sports Night in Horse & Jockey at Danat Al Ain Resort.

Sundays

International Night in Elements, Hili Rayhaan by Rotana – top favourites from around the world: Dh111++, from 7pm to 11pm.

‏Arabic Night in Al Rikab Restaurant at AESGC’s Equestrian Club from 10pm to 3.30am, free entrance for all with a complimentary drink for ladies.

‏Greek Night in Zest at Al Ain Rotana from 6.30pm to 11.30pm; Dh149++.

‏Paco’s in Hilton Al Ain is holding Ladies Night from 9pm to 11pm with live entertainment.

‏Buffet for lunch (12.30pm to 3.30pm) and dinner (7pm to 10.30pm), each for Dh99++, in Le Belvedere, Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet. Also, Eden Rock (same hotel) is featuring a BBQ & Grill from 10am to 6pm.

‏Curry and Pint in Horse & Jockey at Danat Al Ain Resort from 7pm: Dh49++, and Hotelier’s Night from 11pm in Luce (same hotel) with a 20 per cent discount for all hoteliers.

Mondays

‏International Night in Elements at Hili Rayhaan by Rotana ­ top favourites from around the world from 7pm to 11pm for Dh111++.

‏Rabsha Khaleeji in Al Rikab Restaurant at AESGC’s Equestrian Club from 10pm to 3.30am, free entrance for all with a complimentary drink for ladies.

Buy-one-get-one-free on selected beverages in Horse & Jockey at Danat Al Ain Resort from 8pm. Also, Luce (same hotel) is holding Filipino Night with the same offer.

‏It’s Teachers’ Night in Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel, with an international buffet from 6pm to 11pm for Dh85++.

Paco’s in Hilton Al Ain is hosting a Jazz & Soul Night from 9pm till midnight featuring live music from Cuban Duo.

‏Buffet for lunch (12.30pm to 3.30pm) and dinner (7pm to 10.30pm) each for Dh99++ in Le Belvedere, Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet. Also, Eden Rock (same hotel) is featuring a live BBQ & Grill from 10am to 6pm.

‏BBQ & Steak Night in Zest at Al Ain Rotana from 6.30pm to 11.30pm: Dh168++ including free flow of house beverages.

Tuesdays

Members’ Tuesday in the AESGC’s Golf Club’s Palm Greens Restaurant from 7am to 11pm with 25 per cent discount on F&B for Golf Club Members.

‏Karaoke Night in Al Rikab Restaurant at AESGC’s Equestrian Club from 7pm to 1am, free entrance for all with a complimentary drink for ladies.

‏Quiz Night in Horse & Jockey at Danat Al Ain Resort with Mike Greaves, from 8pm, and Mercato Italiano Night in Luce (same hotel) from 7pm for Dh99++. Then, from 11pm, Luce will be hosting an R’n’B and Hip Hop Night; selected beverages for Dh20++.

‏Flavours of Mongolia at Ayla Bawadi’s Sedra Restaurant from 7pm to 11pm: Dh89++.

Serata Italiana Night in Zest at Al Ain Rotana from 6.30pm to 11.30pm for Dh149++ including reds and whites. Also, same hotel, it’s Arabian Night in Moodz from 10.30pm to 3am with free entrance for ladies and Dh150++ cover charge for gents, including three drinks.

‏Pizza & Pasta Night in Elements at Hili Rayhaan by Rotana for Dh85++, 7pm to 11pm.

‏The Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel hosts Candles Night – romantic dining ­ for Dh90++: 7pm to 11pm.

‏Paco’s in Hilton Al Ain is hosting a Jazz & Soul Night from 9pm till midnight featuring live music from Cuban Duo.

‏Buffet for lunch (12.30pm to 3.30pm) and dinner (7pm to 10.30pm) each for Dh99++ in Le Belvedere, Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet. Also, Eden Rock (same hotel) is featuring a BBQ & Grill from 10am to 6pm.

Wednesdays

Sushi Night in the AESGC’s Golf Club’s Palm Greens Restaurant from 7pm to 10.30pm; Dh85.

‏Moroccan Night in Al Rikab Restaurant at AESGC’s Equestrian Club from 10pm to 3.30am, free entrance for ladies with a complimentary drink; Dh50 entrance for gents with a drink.

‏Enjoy a ‘Taste of Italia’ at Sedra Restaurant in Ayla Bawadi from 7pm to 11pm: Dh89++.

Asian Twist Night in Elements, Hili Rayhaan by Rotana from 7pm to 11pm for Dh111++.

‏Ladies Night in Horse & Jockey at Danat Al Ain Resort from 7pm to 10pm with a buy-one-get-one-free on selected beverages for ladies. And, in Luce (same hotel) it’s 7s Night from 11pm, with selected beverages priced at just Dh7++.

‏Seafood Night in Zest at Al Ain Rotana from 6.30pm to 11.30pm: Dh195++. Also, Dance Manila Night, from 10.30pm to 3am, with live entertainment and a Filipino DJ in Moodz (same hotel); free entrance and a 20 per cent discount on the total bill for all.

‏Mediterranean Night in Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel from 7pm to 11pm. Dh105++.

‏It’s Ladies Night in Hilton Al Ain’s Paco’s from 9pm to 11pm, with entertainment from house band, Action.

‏Buffet for lunch (12.30pm to 3.30pm) and dinner (7pm to 10.30pm) each for Dh99++ in Le Belvedere, Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet. Also, Eden Rock (same hotel) is featuring a BBQ & Grill, from 10am to 6pm.

 
"OTHER HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK"

September 22

Enjoy casual yet refined dining at Al Ain Rotana's Al Falaj Pool Bar for Dh99++ from 5.30pm onwards, featuring live music.

September 22 to 24

Celebrate South African Heritage Week in Paco's, Hilton Al Ain.

September 22, 23, 27 and 28

From 6pm to 11pm, the Zest gardens at Al Ain Rotana will be hosting Cheese & Grape Nights with a cost of Dh149++ per couple for a platter of four kinds of cheese and a grape bottle, and Dh159++ for six kinds of cheese and a bottle, per couple.

September 22 to 28

Trader Vic’s in Al Ain Rotana is serving Seafood Specials throughout the month from the restaurant’s à la carte menu: from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, and 7.30pm to 1am; featuring live music from house Cuban band, from 9pm daily except Sundays.

September 25 to 28

Ongoing Oktoberfest celebrations in Paco's, Hilton Al Ain.

September 28

‏Quiz Night with DJ Chalkie at AESGC’s Rugby Club from 8pm.

Ladies Evening at Al Ain Zoo from 4pm to 9pm featuring cycling, stage activities and a kids' cinema, with free entrance into the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre.

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.
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With a new hard-edged web shows stealing ratings, popular prank TV show Scare Campaign's producers decide to up the ante. But will the team go too far this time, and are they about to prank the wrong guy?
 
PETE'S DRAGON
The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.
BANJO (HINDI)
A banjo player seeks fame, success, and respect.

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