Ian Overton back in the UAE’s rugby sevens fold for the Asian Sevens Series in China
Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Grand Slam: UAE competitors return from Tokyo with 12 medals
UAE may enter running for swimming’s showcase world championships
Usain Bolt, Ashton Eaton, Mo Farah and others who stood out at world championships
Russia’s golden generation makes statement after clinching U23 volleyball world title in Dubai
First Dubai Desert Classic re-drew the map: ‘Overnight, it became everyone’s favourite destination’
'Nothing is impossible: the word itself says "I'm possible"' - Audrey Hepburn, the late movie star
UAE non-oil trade passes Dh270bn
Non-oil trade passed Dh270 billion in the first three months of the year, in a major boost for efforts to diversify the economy away from hydrocarbons.
Emirati women can do so much more, panel discussion hears
With the right support and training, women will go on to greater achievements for the country, experts said at a discussion.
Sheikh Saif calls to strengthen protection of children
Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, on Monday called for the protection of children to be strengthened during a visit to Hamdan bin Zayed School in Abu Dhabi.
Mers advice for Haj pilgrims
A surge in the number of Mers cases in Saudi Arabia is a reminder for Haj pilgrims to follow simple hygiene procedures, health experts said.
Bloodied but not bowed, Dubai student completes brutal Mongol Derby
To ride 28 different horses more than 1,000 kilometres across the Mongolian wilderness was the adventure of a lifetime for Dubai student Uma Mencia.
Environment Agency wants your pictures of UAE’s plants and animals
Members of the public are being asked to help document the country’s plants and animals using a new smartphone app.
Dh41 million raised in first three days Yemen: We Care campaign
In three days, the country’s philanthropists have donated Dh40.8 million for the devastated families of Yemen.
Zayed energy grant transforms African village
Funds from winning last year’s Zayed Future Energy Prize have helped Dikirani Thaulo turn his hometown into a centre for solar energy development and education.
Emirates Red Crescent campaign to gather aid
Emiratis have shown their philanthropic spirit by pledging to support a campaign to rebuild Yemen.
UAE academic achievers reap rewards
Sixty-two high-school students have been rewarded with cars or cash for their academic achievements at the Sheikh Khalid bin Tannaf Al Menhali Award for Innovation and Academic Excellence.
New academic year brings out the nerves in Abu Dhabi parents
Parents and pupils arriving for the first day of school at Raha International School (RIS) on Sunday were greeted by the welcoming smile of Jasmine Taylor, head of early years.
Emiratis with foreign fathers welcome decision on national service
Emiratis with foreign fathers have welcomed the decision last week allowing them into national service.
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New Choithrams supermarket opens in Al Ain : July 27, 2015 & Winners of Ayla's Ramadan draw : July 20, 2015)
Meryl Streep shows off her inner rocker in new film Ricki and the Flash
Meryl Streep is no stranger to big-screen musicals, after ¬starring in Mamma Mia! and Into the Woods.
She also sings in her latest film, Ricki and the Flash, in which she plays a rock star who abandoned her family to chase fame, with limited success. Later in life, she gets one last chance to make it up to them and redeem herself. The cast also includes ¬singer-¬songwriter Rick Springfield, veteran actor Kevin Kline and Streep’s daughter Mamie Gummer.
Barca’s Neymar and Al Ain’s Omar Abdulrahman will soon be linking up – for Pro Evo cover Omar Abdulrahman, the UAE and Al Ain playmaker, will appear on the cover of the Middle East edition of Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (PES 2016), the latest edition of the popular console game. >>
Summertime at the Zoo
The Zoo’s opening times until the end of September are from 4pm to 10pm. Mayo the new baby hippo who was born in June and had his debut to the public over the Eid holiday is one of the current star attractions to look out for.
House of Arts
Open Day at House of Arts is on September 3. The community is invited to drop by between 4pm and 6pm to meet teachers see the facilities and watch some classes and presentations. House of Arts offers a host of creative pursuits from ballet and music to art and Kindermusic classes for young children. The institute is located on Al Mutharith Street in Jimi area.
Rugby Club Open Day
Open Day at the Al Ain Amblers Rugby Club (located within AESGC’s complex on T’wam Street) is on September 4 with the action kicking off at 4.30pm. There will be demonstration matches; a parade of nations with players in national dress; music; entertainment and lots more. A fun family day out not to be missed!
Emirates Natural History Group
This month, Emirates Naturtal History Group (ENHG) will hold it’s twice-monthly meetings on the third and fifth Tuesdays and not the usual second and fourth Tuesdays, because of the Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha holidays. The dates this month are September 15 and 29. In October the dates will be October 13 and 27. For information contact Leslie Butler - email@example.com.
Al Ain Choral Society
The group holds rehearsals every Sunday at Al Ain English Speaking School, from 7.30pm to 9pm. If you’re interested in joining this lively group, contact Geraldine Kershaw on 050 563 9719 for details.
Extravaganza Brunch in Zest at Al Ain Rotana from 12.30pm to 3.30pm for Dh169++.
Hip Hop and R&B Night in Paco’s Bar at Hilton Al Ain with entertainment by a DJ and Fire Band from 10.30pm to 3.30am.
Al Rikab Restaurant at AESGC’s Equestrian Club serves a Buffet Lunch from 12.30pm to 4.30pm for Dh85 and, in the evening, Al Rikab hosts Khaleeji Night from 10.00pm to 3.30am: free entrance for ladies and a drink; Dh50 entrance for gents including a beverage.
Friday Roast is served in Horse & Jockey at Danat Resort from 11am for Dh49++. In the evening it’s Karaoke Night in the same venue from 7pm to 9pm and Ladies Night in Luce (same hotel) from 11pm.
A Taste of Arabia Night in Elements at Hili Rayhaan by Rotana, 6.30pm to 10.30pm, Dh119++.
Le Belvedere in Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet serves Seafood for lunch (12.30pm to 3.30pm) and dinner (7pm to 10.30) both for Dh145. Access to the hotel’s swimming pool includes lunch: Dh90 on weekdays and Dh120 at weekends. Over at Lawrence Bar, same hotel, it’s Ladies Night with buy one, get one offers.
Moroccan buffet night in the Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel. 7pm to 11pm Dh99++.
It’s Latino Twist night in Elements at Hili Rayhaan by Rotana from 6.30pm to 10.30pm for Dh111++ including soft drinks.
Arabic DJ Night in Al Rikab Restaurant, AESGC’s Equestrian Club from 10pm to 3.30am. Free entrance for ladies plus a drink; Dh50 including a drink for gents.
Sedra Restaurant in Ayla Bawadi Hotel serves Around the World in 20 Dishes for Dh80 from noon to 5pm. There is also a weekly draw for exciting prizes and diners will receive a goodie bag.
In Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet there’s a Mediterranean buffet for lunch (12.30pm to 3.30pm) and dinner (7pm to 10.30pm) for Dh115 each. Plus, hoteliers Night in Lawrence Bar: 50 per cent discount off total bill on presentation of Hotel ID.
Arabian Night in Moodz, Al Ain Rotana, from 10.30pm to 3am. Free entrance for ladies, Dh100 including two drinks for gents.
Guess What? Night in Paco’s at Hilton Al Ain from 9.30pm to midnight. Enter the Guess What? Competition and have a chance to win Dh100 to spend in the restaurant.
Sports Night in Horse & Jockey at Danat Al Ain Resort from 8pm onwards.
International Night in Elements, Hili Rayhaan by Rotana: Dh119++, from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.
Dom Tak Night in Al Rikab Restaurant, AESGC’s Equestrian Club from 10pm to 3.30am. Free entrance and a drink for ladies; Dh75 and a drink for gents.
Greek Night in Zest at Al Ain Rotana from 6.30pm to 11.30pm. Dh149++.
Sports Night on the big screen in Paco’s at Hilton Al Ain from 2pm to midnight.
Hotelier’s Night in Luce at Danat Al Ain resort from 11pm with 15 per cent off F&B, plus, Curry and Hop Night in Horse & Jockey (same hotel) from 7.30pm to 10.30pm.
International Night in Elements at Hili Rayhaan by Rotana from 6.30pm to 10.30pm for Dh119++.
Family Monday in Palm Greens Restaurant, AESGC’s Golf Club from 5pm to 9pm, with 25 per cent discount on F&B for families.
Pizza & Pasta Night in Luce at Danat Al Ain Resort from 7pm. Dh145++ and Band Night in Horse & Jockey from 8.30pm.
It’s Teachers’ Night at the Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel. A special international buffet from 6pm to 11pm for Dh73++.
Bingo Night in Paco’s at Hilton Al Ain from 9pm to 11pm.
Arabic Night with Jamal in Lawrence Bar at Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet.
BBQ & Steak Night in Zest at Al Ain Rotana from 6.30pm to 11.30pm: Dh168++.
Members’ Tuesday in the Golf Club’s Palm Greens Restaurant from 7am to 11pm with 25 per cent discount on F&B for Golf Club Members. Also, same restaurant, Bistro Night from 6.30pm to 10.30pm for Dh85 – golf members and teachers receive 25 per cent discount.
Quiz night in Horse & Jockey at Danat Al Ain Resort from 7pm. Also, Asian Night in Arabesque (same hotel) from 7pm for Dh125++ with Drink for a Dirham.
Serata Italiana Night in Zest at Al Ain Rotana from 6.30pm to 11.30pm for Dh149++. Also, same hotel, it’s Arabian Nights 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++. 6.30pm to 10.30pm.
The Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel hosts Candles Night – romantic dining for Dh90++. 7pm to 11pm.
Latin Nights in Paco’s at Hilton Al Ain from 9.30pm to 1am.
Asian Twist Night in Elements, Hili Rayhaan by Rotana from 6.30pm to 10.30pm for Dh111++.
Moroccan Night in Al Rikab Restaurant, AESGC’s Equestrian Club from 10pm to 3.30am. Free entrance and a drink for ladies and Dh50 including a free drink for gents.
Indian Curry Night for Dh35 in Amblers Restaurant at the Rugby Club from 6pm to 10pm and Quiz Night with DJ Chalkie from 8pm.
Sushi Night at Palm Greens Restaurant, AESGC from 6.30pm to 10.30pm; Dh75.
Trattoria Italiano in Luce at Danat Al Ain Resort from 7pm: Dh99++. Also, Ladies Night in Horse & Jockey (same hotel) from 7pm to 10pm.
Seafood Night in Zest at Al Ain Rotana from 6.30pm to 11.30pm: Dh195++. Also, Hoteliers Night in Moodz (same hotel) from 10.30pm to 3am with discount for hoteliers and guests on presentation of ID.
Mediterranean Night in Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel from 7pm to 11pm. Dh105++.
Filipino Night in Lawrence Bar, Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet.
Ladies Night in Paco’s at Hilton Al Ain from 9pm to 1am.
Asian Fusion Night in Zest at Al Ain Rotana for Dh149++ from 6.30pm to 11.30pm. Also, Moodz in the City in Moodz with free entrance for ladies and Dh100 for gents including two drinks.
Lebanese Night in Al Rikab Restaurant at AESGC’s Equestrian Club from 10pm to 3.30am. Dh100.
Seafood Night in Arabesque at Danat Al Ain Resort from 7pm: Dh165++. Also, Party Time with DJ Onie in Luce (same hotel) from 11pm and Band Night in Horse & Jockey (also, same hotel) from 8.30pm.
Seafood Night in Elements, Hili Rayhaan by Rotana from 7pm to 11pm. Dh149++.
Family Dining Night in Amblers Restaurant at the Rugby Club, AESGC, from 5.30pm with 20 per cent discount on food.
Seafood Night in Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel from 7pm to 11pm. Dh139++.
Romantic special menu dinner in Lawrence Bar, Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet with live entertainment from the Magic 4 Band.
‘ThirstDay’ party all night long in Paco’s at Hilton Al Ain, 10.30pm to 3.30am with entertainment by a DJ and Fire Band.
"SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK"
September 3 to 9
It’s Shawarma time in Aquarius, the poolside café at Al Ain Rotana: choose from lamb or chicken, prepared spicy or traditional style. And, in Trader Vic’s there’s a Mushroom Fiesta with the vegetable incorporated into a range of dishes from salads to stir-fries and soups, with a Trader Vic’s ‘twist’.
There’s a Lucknow Festival being celebrated in Tanjore Restaurant in Danat Resort with an a la carte menu featuring traditional dishes from that region of India’s Uttar Pradesh state.
Spend a minimum of Dh300 9n Al Rikab Restaurant at the Equestrian Club, AESGC, and get a chance to win a free voucher to the Thursday evening Lebanese Night. Offer continues until end of September.
THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED
In the south of France, former special-ops mercenary Frank Martin enters into a game of chess with a femme-fatale and her three sidekicks who are looking for revenge against a sinister Russian kingpin.
LILA & EVE
Two distraught mothers, whose children were gunned down in a drive-by, team up to avenge their deaths after local authorities fail to take action.
BARBIE IN ROCK ‘N ROYALS
Get ready to rock! In this upbeat musical, Barbie stars as Courtney, a princess whose world is turned upside down when she switches places with Erika, a famous rockstar.
Grand Cinema – Al Ain Mall
Oscar Cinema – Al Foah Mall
Grand Cinema – Bawadi Mall
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