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  Al Ain moved top of Group C and bounded into the Asian Champions League knockout stages, at times riding their luck, at times carried forward by Omar Abdulrahman’s extraordinary talent. >>  
  Apollo Perelini said his UAE side had shown much-needed character after mounting a fightback to beat a side made up of players from the second tier of domestic rugby. >>  
  Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal with the last kick of the game to blow the Primera Liga title race wide open with a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Madrid on Sunday. >>  
  N’Golo Kante’s dynamic performances for double chasing Chelsea received the ultimate accolade from his peers on Sunday, the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the Year award. >>  
  Defending champion Rafael Nadal easily beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1 6-3 in an all-Spanish final on Sunday to win the Monte Carlo Masters for the 10th time and clinch the 70th title of his career. >>  
  “Art is the lie that enables us to realise the truth.” – Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter  
Almost half of Emirati parents leave their children unbuckled: survey
Reasons from the 47 per cent who say they do not need to buy car restraints include that they are too expensive, their children do not like being buckled up, or that holding a child is safer. >>
 
Deal struck for Emiratis to have visa-free travel to Japan
Emiratis travelling to Japan will soon be able to make visa-free visits to the country once they have pre-registered, according to the country’s embassy in the UAE. >>
 
Pope Francis to join UAE council at Cairo peace conference
Pope Francis will join hundreds of religious and political leaders, including the UAE’s Muslim Council of Elders, this week for a peace conference in Egypt. >>
 
UAE bans import of fruits and vegetables from five countries
The UAE has banned the import of certain fruits and vegetables from five countries in the Middle East over concerns about high levels of pesticides. >>
 
Top cardiologist says UAE residents must ditch ‘white death’ diets to tackle diabetes
A top celebrity cardiologist has urged people to ditch "white death" diets of bread, pasta, sugar and salt if the UAE is to tackle its rampant levels of diabetes. >>
 
Expo 2020 will alter misconceptions about Dubai, organisers say
"We look at the Expo as an opportunity for the region," said Marjan Faraidooni, a vice president of the Dubai expo team. >>
 
 
Omar Abdulrahman says Al Ain target three points against Al Jazira 'to get back on a better footing'

Al Ain are out to restore their battered pride when they meet Arabian Gulf League leaders Al Jazira in their rescheduled Round 1 match on Monday at the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium. >>
 
Al Ain in talks with 'two potential' replacements for Zlatko Dalic, with Jorge da Silva one of them

Al Ain say they are yet to finalise a replacement for departed manager Zlatko Dalic but "are in talks" with two candidates with experience in the Arabian Gulf League. >>
 
Zlatko Dalic to depart Al Ain after Al Jazira defeat: 'Thanks for three great years'

Al Ain manager Zlatko Dalic is leaving the Garden City club after more than two years in charge following their 3-1 defeat at home to Al Jazira on Monday night. >>
 
The illuminating experiences of UAE artists who paint with light
When Jahanzeb Aamir wields his self-created lightsaber-style contraption in front of UAE landmarks, with a camera positioned to capture his movements, it seems a bit peculiar.
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Hands-on Guggenheim workshops shows children that abstract art can be fun
Inspired by the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi collection on display at Manarat Al Saadiyat, children as young as six had fun producing their own abstract paintings yesterday.
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Chinese artist-activist Ai Weiwei at Doha’s Museum of Islamic Art: ‘Today we have more fences than ever’
Ai Weiwei has been described as many things: artist, activist, dissident and filmmaker. To him it is all part of his work.
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Where are they now? A look at some of the past winners from the International Prize for Arabic Fiction
Browse the International Prize for Arabic Fiction’s website, and you will see that one of its main aims remains unchanged from when it was launched 10 years ago: "To encourage the translation of Arabic literature into other languages."
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Vetting by social media: why employers are now checking your online activity
Before the explosion of global connectivity and social media, separating our professional and private personas was easy.
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Find your happy place: Where UAE residents go in the Emirates to lift their spirits
The UAE has a Minister of Happiness. It also has a happiness rating, and for three years running has been the highest-ranked Arab country on the global Happiness Index, an annual list compiled by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, under the General Secretariat of the United Nations. It also ranks 21st globally.
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The inside view of Forbes’ new list of the top online influencers
Ever wondered which social media influencers rule the online world? United States business magazine Forbes can help – it has started to compile top-10 lists of the biggest international online stars in various sectors.
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Ahead of Abu Dhabi gig, Olly Murs on staying grounded and his thoughts on Ed Sheeran
Olly Murs once provided the narration of a DVD titled the 7 Deadly Sins of Football, so I challenged him to come up with the corresponding deadly sins of pop stardom. Having racked up eight UK top 10 singles this is, after all, something the British singer – who performs at du Arena on April 28 – should be much more qualified to talk about.
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Al Ain Zoo

Open from 9am to 10pm on Thursdays and Fridays, and from 8am to 9pm during the rest of the week. The Zoo also runs a daily bird show at 5pm, save Wednesdays, and is also running a volunteer programme alainzoo.ae for more information.

Aqdar Drive Safely

Take part in Aqdar Drive Safely program’s competition “The Use of Cell Phones While Driving” and choose one of the three categories to send in your entry for before 30 April. To take part, visit aqdardrivesafely.com


"AGENDA"
Regular events this month
Thursdays

‎‏Seafood Night in Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel, from 7 to 11pm: Dh99++.

‎‏Seafood Night in Ayla Bawadi’s Sedra Restaurant from 7 to 11pm for Dh99++.

‎‏Hip Hop and R‘n’B Night at the Peach Garden, Hilton Al Ain, from 9pm to 3:30am, and a Thursday Party in the hotel’s Paco’s.

‎‏Moodz in Al Ain Rotana hosts Moodz in the City from 10:30pm to 3am with free entrance for ladies, and Dh100++ for gents with two drinks. An Evening Brunch is also available at Al Ain Rotana’s all day dining restaurant Zest from 6:30 to 10:30pm: Dh149++ including soft drinks, Dh175++ including reds, whites and hops.

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

‎‏‎‏Family Dining Night at AESGC's Rugby Club's The Amblers Restaurant from 5.30pm with a 20 per cent discount.

Seafood Night in Arabesque at Danat Al Ain Resort from 7 to 11pm: Dh135++, and Teacher's Night in Horse & Jockey from 7 to 9pm with a buy-one-get-one free offer on selected beverages.

Asian Night at Le Belvedere in Mercure Grand Hotel Jebel Hafeet Al Ain: Dh110++.

Fridays

International buffet in Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel, from 7pm to 11pm: Dh74++.

‏Friday Brunch in Zest at Al Ain Rotana from 12.30pm to 3.30pm with drinks: Dh169++; with reds, whites, and malts: Dh203++. Also, from 10.30pm to 3am it's Hi Five in Moodz (same hotel) with free entrance for ladies along with selected beverages priced at Dh5; Dh100 for gents inclusive of 2 drinks.

‏‎‏International buffet in Ayla Bawadi’s Sedra Restaurant from 7pm to 11pm: Dh79++.

‏Friday Brunch in Flavours in Hilton Al Ain from 1pm to 4pm: Dh80++ including soft drinks, Dh129++ with house beverages. There’s also a buy-one-get-one offer on drinks for ladies in the Peach Garden from 9pm to 3:30am.

‏‎‏Friday Drunch at Danat Al Ain Resort's Horse & Jockey, from 12pm to 4pm: Dh99++. ‏

‏‎‏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.

‏‎‏‏Friday Lunch Buffet in Al Rikab Restaurant at AESGC’s Equestrian Club, from 12.30pm to 4.30pm: Dh95 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

Shooters Game Night in Hilton Al Ain’s Peach Garden from 9pm to 3:30am. ‎

Asian Corner at The Palm Greens Restaurant in AESGC’s Golf Club from 6 to 10:30pm: Dh65. ‎

Dessert buffet at Atrium Café in Al Ain Rotana including a cup of tea or coffee from 2 to 4pm: Dh45++ and there's a lunch buffet at Zest Restaurant (same hotel) from 12:30 to 3:30pm including soft drinks and water: Dh135++. Also, it's Arabian Night in Moodz (same hotel) from 10:30pm to 3am with free entrance for ladies and a Dh100++ cover charge for gents with two drinks.

Sundays

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

Mediterranean Night in Al Ain Rotana’s Zest Restaurant from 6:30 to 10:30pm for Dh149++ including soft drinks and water, Dh195++ with free flow of reds, whites and malts. Also, it is Hoteliers Night in Zest, Min Zaman and Trader Vic’s with a 25 per cent discount on total bill for hoteliers and their guests. And it’s Ladies Night in Min Zaman with a buy-one-get-one offer from 6pm. ‎

Curry and Pint in Horse & Jockey at Danat Al Ain Resort from 12pm to 1am: Dh59++.

Darts Night in Paco’s. Hilton Al Ain, from 8pm.

Mondays

Monday Madness DJ Night in Hilton Al Ain’s Peach Garden with free drinks for ladies from 11pm to 1am, and it's Bingo Night in the hotel's Paco's from 8 to 11pm.

‏DJ Night by Amblers' poolside in AESGC's Rugby Club from 10pm to 3.30am: free entrance for all with a complimentary drink for ladies.

International buffet lunch and dinner at Le Belvedere in Mercure Grand Hotel Jebel Hafeet Al Ain: Dh99++. It’s also Kabayan Night in the hotel’s Lawrence, and Eden Rock (same hotel) is running an all-you-can-eat pasta offer from 9am to 9pm: Dh40++.

‏American BBQ Steak Night in Zest at Al Ain Rotana from 6.30 to 10.30pm: Dh168++ including free flow of house beverages. Also, it is Hoteliers Night in Zest, Min Zaman and Trader Vic’s with a 25 per cent discount on the total bill for hoteliers and their guests. Moodz (same hotel), on the other hand, is hosting its Urban and Hip Hop Night from 10:30pm to 3am with free entrance and a 20 per cent discount for all. And it’s Couples Night in the hotel’s Min Zaman Restaurant from 11pm to 2am: Dh249.

Tuesdays

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

International buffet lunch and dinner at Le Belvedere in Mercure Grand Hotel Jebel Hafeet Al Ain: Dh99++. It’s also Kabayan Night in the hotel’s Lawrence, and Eden Rock (same hotel) is running an all-you-can-eat pasta offer from 9am to 9pm: Dh40++.

‏A light buffet is being served in Al Rikab Restaurant at AESGC’s Equestrian Club from 4 to 8pm: Dh50 per person, including DJ entertainment. Also, the same venue is hosting Trabia Night, featuring live entertainment, from 8.30pm to 12.30am: free entrance for all.

‏After Work Party from 9pm to 3.30am in Hilton Al Ain's Peach Garden with a 20 per cent discount for hoteliers, teachers, doctors and nurses. It’s also Jazz Night in the hotel’s Paco’s from 9.30pm.

Serata Italiana Night in Zest at Al Ain Rotana from 6:30 to 10:30pm 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 with three drinks. And it’s Seafood Night in the hotel’s Min Zaman Restaurant from 11pm to 3am: Dh209++.

Wednesdays

‎International buffet in Ayla Hotel’s Ayla Restaurant from 7 to 11pm: Dh79++.

International buffet lunch and dinner at Le Belvedere in Mercure Grand Hotel Jebel Hafeet Al Ain: Dh99++. It’s also Kabayan Night in the hotel’s Lawrence, and Eden Rock (same hotel) is running an all-you-can-eat pasta offer from 9am to 9pm: Dh40++.

‏Buy-one-get-one-free for ladies in the Hilton Al Ain’s Peach Garden from 9pm to 3.30am with 20 per cent off for gents. It’s also Ladies Night in the hotel’s Paco’s with free drinks for ladies from 9 to 11pm.

‏International buffet in Ayla Bawadi’s Sedra Restaurant from 7 to 11pm: Dh79++.

‏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.

‏Sushi Night in The Palm Greens Restaurant, AESGC's Golf Club, from 7 to 10.30pm: Dh85.

‏Indian Curry Corner from 6 to 10pm at AESGC's The Amblers Restaurant in the Rugby Club: Dh40.

‏Terrace set-menu in Al Ain Rotana's Min Zaman from 6pm to 1:30am: Dh111++, and there is a Dance Manila Night, from 7pm to 3.30am in Moodz (same hotel); free entrance and a 20 per cent discount off the total bill for all.
 
"OTHER HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK"

27 to 30 April

Start of South African Freedom Week celebrations in Hilton Al Ain's Paco's.

April 27 to May 3

Al Ain Rotana’s Trader Vic’s is serving a tikki-set menu: Dh165++ with welcome drinks (minimum six people required). Also, daily cocktail specials in the same venue from 12.30pm till 10pm with a buy-one-get-one free offer on selected cocktails, hops and grapes.

29 & 30 April

International buffet lunch and dinner at Le Belvedere in Mercure Grand Hotel Jebel Hafeet Al Ain: Dh99++. It’s also Kabayan Night in the hotel’s Lawrence, and Eden Rock (same hotel) is running an all-you-can-eat pasta offer from 9am to 9pm: Dh40++, as well as hosting daily live BBQ grills, same time.

1 to 3 May

Teriyaki promotion at Al Ain Rotana's Trader Vic's during lunch and dinner along with a Hinky Dinks lunch special on offer too from 12.30 to 3pm.

2 & 3 May

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.

3 May

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

AESGC's Equestrian Club is hosting Moroccan Night in its Al Rikab Restaurant with Saad Al Soghayar from 10.30pm to 3.30am: Dh150 per including one drink.


Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
When Shiva, the son of Bahubali, learns about his heritage, he begins to look for answers. His story is juxtaposed with past events that unfolded in the Mahishmati Kingdom.
The Boss Baby
A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.
 
The Fate of the Furious
When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of terrorism and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.


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