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  The UAE Jiu-jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) announced the return of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam World Tour 2016/17 on Sunday. >>  
  Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing finished third in the LMGTE Am class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, becoming the first Emirati team to claim a podium place at the race. >>  
  Bubba Watson says he's 100 percent committed to playing in the Olympics in August, assuming he qualifies for the team. >>  
  Canadian Milos Raonic has been confirmed for a return to Abu Dhabi in 2016 with the annual, season-opening Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) set for a landmark ninth edition. It will run from December 29-31. >>  
  Dare you doubt LeBron?
Many of us have. Many of us did, this series. When his Cleveland Cavaliers were down 2-0. Again when they were down 3-1, a deficit which had never been overturned. >>
  'My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style' - Maya Angelou, American poet  
Cultural programme helps young Emiratis to pursue their passions
All Ahmed Alanzi ever wanted was to become a fashion designer. But when it came time to choose a major in university, he dutifully elected to study sciences. >>
'Smart' technology to help mosques cut down on energy bills
Complaints from worshippers about chilly and overcrowded mosques as well as spiralling energy bills could be a thing of the past. >>
Emirati donors' Ramadan generosity helps Muslim community in Cambodia
An impoverished Muslim community in Cambodia is having free iftar meals throughout Ramadan, thanks to the generosity of more than 20 Emirati donors. >>
Solar Impulse begins trans-Atlantic crossing
Solar Impulse 2 left New York on Monday morning in what is expected to be one of the most challenging parts of its record-making, round-the-world journey >>
More female urologists needed in the UAE
Dr AhlamBu¬Saber is a busy woman. As one of the few female urologists in the country, her skills are much in demand. >>
Abu Dhabi road upgrades aim to reduce speed-related accidents
Speed bumps and other measures to slow traffic will be installed across the emirate over the next two years to reduce speed-related accidents, especially those involving pedestrians. >>
Device developed by Abu Dhabi scientists 'predicts heart attacks days in advance'
Scientists at Khalifa University are putting the finishing touches to a device they hope will be able to predict a heart attack hours, or even days before it happens. >>
Ramadan is a chance to change relationship with food, UAE expert says
Instead of eating unhealthy food during Ramadan, people should take it as a time to work towards setting health goals, a Dubai-based expert said. >>
Ramadan fasters must anticipate and mitigate health effects, doctors say
Caffeine withdrawal, headaches and a short temper are just some of the potential consequences of fasting, health experts said. >>
Abu Dhabi hospitals report rise in overeating cases this Ramadan
Emergency departments are reporting an influx of people with stomach pains and nausea after overeating at iftar – with the number of patients at some hospitals having doubled since the start of the holy month. >>
Al Ain set to make improved offer for Kashima Antlers' Brazilian winger Caio

Al Ain have made a move for Kashima Antlers winger Caio as the UAE club look to strengthen their squad ahead of their Asian Champions League bid. >>
Get a recap ( City Seasons Hotel celebrates a decade! : June 04, 2016 )

On June 4, local dignitaries and invited guests joined City Seasons Hotel's staff in celebrating the hotel's 10th anniversary. Traditional Emirati music and dancing entertained the older guests while the younger ones were invited to join in fun-filled activities before an open buffet was served.
Get a recap ( Local pharmacists launch Get Well Basket initiative for children : June 06, 2016 )

In March, Dr Azhar Talal, a Senior Pharmacist at Tawam Hospital, launched Get Well Basket as an initiative to help hospitalised children feel better.

She, along with a number of pharmacist-volunteers, recently visited Oasis Hospital with a number of packaged baskets to bring a smile to young patients' faces there.

To read more about this wonderful initiative, grab our June 2016 issue, and flip to p. 13!
Have a chat on the Conversation Chair at Mall of the Emirates
“I am most passionate about reading, but I regret not having as much time to do so as an adult. That I take my iPhone to the loo every morning instead of a book …" The words pop out of my mouth before my brain has the time to filter or rearrange my thoughts into a more appropriate thing to tell a complete stranger. show_detail/encid/cvg/opt/local_news_catch/offset/10
Want a special jalabiya for Eid? Get one tailor-made
Itchy fabrics and cheap embellishments: these are some of the woes of shopping for evening wear on the high street. Though you might find something that somewhat speaks to you, you rarely spot a dress you fall in love with. show_detail/encid/cvh/opt/local_news_catch/offset/10
Aerial assault: new Emirati sci-fi drama invades cinemas
Dubai looks set to have a rough ride with invading aliens over the course of the summer. show_detail/encid/cvi/opt/local_news_catch/offset/10
UAE's Lest We Forget initiative aims to maintain a strong link to the past
At first sight, the scene that plays out in the small back room of a warehouse in Mina Zayed comes as a complete surprise. show_detail/encid/cvj/opt/local_news_catch/offset/10

Summer Camp at Danat Al Ain Resort

Summer Camp is underway at Danat Al Ain Resort, running from Sundays to Thursdays, 9.10am to 2pm until August 18.

Children aged from five to 12 can enjoy a number of fun activities like swimming, arts and crafts, yoga and cooking classes. For reservations and more information, call 704 6000 or email

The World's Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL)

June 24 marks the seventh consecutive year of Swimming Lessons Save Lives, a worldwide effort to reduce the risk of drowning in children aged between 1 and 4.

The event will be taking place over the course of 24 hours in around 500 locations in more than 20 countries, and since its inception, over 155,000 children and adults have participated in the WLSL lessons.

Wadi Adventure in Al Ain is one of the 500 locations, where the swimming lesson will begin at 8pm and last around 40 minutes.

Registration is free, and can be done via phone, email or on-spot on June 24. The last possible date for registration is June 20.

For more information or to register, please call 781 8422 or email

Shooting competition

The Open Holy Month of Ramadan Shooting Competition continues each night this week from 9.30pm to 2am at AESGC's Shooting Club. The competition features Trap for Beginners and Juniors, and Pistol 9mm for Men.

Supporting Government Sponsor of the competition is Abu Dhabi Sports Council. Union National Bank is the Platinum Sponsor; Eastern Motors LLC is the Silver Sponsor and Oasis Living is the Media Sponsor. Coca-Cola is supporting the event, which runs until the 27th day of Ramadan.

Al Ain Zoo

The Zoo is closed during the Holy Month of Ramadan and will re-open for Eid Al Fitr.


Iftars and Suhours

Ramadan is a time to enjoy the many Iftar (breaking of the fast) spreads which our hotels are serving from sundown each evening. The hotels are also serving Suhour - the last and light meal before sunrise - when fasting begins again. You can experience traditional Ramadan dishes and more modern interpretations in the following venues…

Al Zaeem Village at Al Ain Rotana will once again welcome families this Ramadan with an Iftar Buffetfor Dh159++. The Suhour buffet will be for Dh49++.

Hilton Al Ain's Flavours is serving Iftar specialties each evening for Dh129++ from sunset to 9.30pm, with a buy 10 andget two additional meals free offer. Also, Makani Ramadan Tent (same hotel) is hosting a Suhour buffet from 10pm to 3am: Dh60++. The Tent opens at 8pm. And Casa Romana, also in Hilton Al Ain, is serving a special a la carte Ramadan menu from 7pm to 11pm.

There's a nightly Iftar in Ayla Hotel's Ayla Restaurant for Dh105++.

Sedra Restaurant in Ayla Bawadi Hotel will serve Iftar buffets throughout Ramadan for Dh80++.

Iftar Buffet will be served in Elements Restaurant at Hili Rayhaan by Rotana from 7pm to 9.30pm: Dh99++ from Saturday to Wednesday and Dh111++ on Thursdays and Fridays, including Ramadan drinks. Also, a nightly Suhour Buffet will be available from 9.30pm until 3am for Dh49++ in the hotel's Layali Bilad Al Sham Tent, where the UEFA Euro Cup 2016 will also be streaming live: free entrance.

An Iftar buffet will be served nightly in Arabesque at Danat Al Ain Resort from 7pm to 11pm for Dh110++ during the week, and Dh125++ on weekends. The hotel also has a Ramadan Tent, open from 8pm to 2am, with live streaming of the Euro Cup 2016: Dh25++.

An Iftar buffet will be served nightly in Al Rikab Restaurant, AESGC's Equestrian Club: Dh80.

Le Belvedere Mercure Grand Hotel Jebel Hafeet will be hosting Iftar, for Dh120++ on Thursdays & Fridays and Dh95++ on other days.

June 23

Family Dining Night at the Rugby Club with 20 per cent discount on food.

June 23 to 29

Danat Al Ain Resort's Horse & Jockey is serving a meal combo including a soft drink for Dh35++ from 7pm to 2am, with live streaming of the Euro Cup 2016

June 23 to 29

Choice of burger or pizza with one free drink during the live streaming of the UEFA Euro Cup 2016 in AESGC's Golf Club's Palm Greens Restaurant: Dh50.

June 28

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

June 29

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

June 29

Quiz Night with DJ Chalkie from 8pm: a la carte menu served.


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The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and along the way, everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family.

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