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  Apollo Perelini, the UAE national rugby team coach, has promised there is “more to come" from his team after they crushed Thailand 70-18 to win the Asia Rugby Championship Division 2 title and gain promotion to Division 1 for next year. >>  
  Making his way back from a “nasty" ankle injury, reigning world champion Gregory Gaultier has said he will not be short of confidence as he bids for his third PSA World Series Finals title. >>  
  Uncapped Shardul Thakur has vowed to do his “homework" on the West Indies after the right-arm pace bowler earned his first India call-up for the Test tour of the Caribbean. >>  
  Fifa on Monday sacked deputy general secretary Markus Kattner for financial ‘breaches’ involving secret bonuses worth millions of dollars, according to sources close to an inquiry by the world body. >>  
  Jose Mourinho is on the verge of fulfilling his dream of managingManchester United after Louis van Gaal’s troubled two-year reign at Old Trafford came to a bitter end. >>  
  'Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant' - Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist and poet  
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed meets Indian defence minister
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, on Monday received India’s defence minister, ManoharParrikar. >>
 
Ramadan 2016 working hours for public sector announced
Working hours for public sector employees in the UAE will be 9am to 2pm during Ramadan, according to a statement issued by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources. >>
 
Food prices cut for Ramadan
Costs of food and other supermarket items will be reduced during the holy month. >>
 
UAE school pupils offer ideas for future innovation
Children from local schools offered a glimpse of the future by devising technologies they think can make an impact on society. >>
 
Climate change could lead to more dust storms in UAE, study shows
More dust storms could be in store for the Arabian Peninsula, scientists warn. >>
 
Nuclear power is the answer to growing energy demands, forum hears
Nuclear power is the best way for the country to meet its energy demands, visitors to a forum have heard. >>
 
Dh21.3m fund to save the dugong
A Dh21.3 million fund has been launched to save the endangered dugong and its seagrass ecosystems across the Indian and the Pacific oceans. >>
 
Illegal taxi drivers in Abu Dhabi to face stiffer penalties
To stop the trade of illegal taxi drivers, authorities will levy heavier fines and confiscate their vehicles. >>
 
Solar Impulse plane grounded by hitch in hangar
Solar Impulse engineers are assessing the plane for possible damage after it was exposed to the weight of a mobile hangar that malfunctioned and deflated early on Tuesday morning. >>
 
Abu Dhabi hospitals face cash cuts for poor care under new plan
Hospitals in Abu Dhabi that provide inadequate treatment or fail to meet quality targets will have their funding cut. >>
 
Abu Dhabi registers falling inflation rate
The rate of inflation in Abu Dhabi last month edged down to 2.4 per cent year-on-year, despite continued increases in housing costs, according to the Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi (Scad). >>
 
 
Al Ain impress in Iran to take place in Asian Champions League quarter-finals

(Al Ain win 3-1 on aggregate) Just like Al Nasr, Al Ain are Asian Champions League quarter-finalists, the UAE standing proud on the continent, its two representatives through to the latter stages later this year. >>
 
Video Highlights: Al Ain advance past Baniyas to meet Al Jazira in President’s Cup Final

Al Ain arranged a date with Al Jazira in the President’s Cup Final on Saturday, fending off a furious Baniyasfightback for a 3-2 win in extra time at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. >>
 
Get a recap ( Barri Outlet Mall celebrated its one-year anniversary : May 19, 2016 )

Barari Outlet Mall celebrated its one-year anniversary on Thursday, May 19 in the grand lobby of the shopping center. Dignitaries from the mall as well as Lulu Supermarkets attended the event and capped the morning off with the cutting of a massive cake decorated to celebrate the event.

To celebrate the anniversary, patrons will be able to enjoy exciting offers throughout the Lulu Supermarket, located on the ground floor as you enter through the main entrance of the Outlet Mall, on items such as fresh foods, garments, home appliances, electronics and much more.
Mawazine 2016: Pop star Myriam Fares talks music and motherhood
It was the dress that had the entertainment world buzzing.

When Bollywood actress AishwaryaRaiBachchan wore a floral embroidered gown by Lebanese designer Rami Kadi on the red carpet at Cannes last week – with purple lipstick that took Twitter by storm – the fashion press praised her choice.
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Set up for success: how Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi turned into 19th-century ¬Jeddah
Did you realise that if you drive for just 45 minutes out of Abu Dhabi city, you might end up in -Jeddah?
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Nada Sehnaoui’s fine art of war and peace comes to Dubai
Lebanese artist Nada Sehnaoui is probably best known for her massive installation of 600 toilet cisterns in downtown Beirut in 2008. The visually arresting artwork, set up in an empty plot for two weeks, was used as a public seating area as well as a venue for film screenings, lectures and public debates.
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Ken Loach wins prized Palme d’Or; Iranian actor Shahab Hosseini wins best actor at Cannes
British director Ken Loach won the Palme d’Or with his moving tale of a carpenter (Dave Johns) who suffers repeated humiliations as he seeks welfare benefits after having a heart attack.
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Pride and history on display at the Korean Cultural Centre in Abu Dhabi
It is the most-eye-catching piece in the Korean Royal Heritage Attire show at the Korean Cultural Centre in Abu Dhabi – a heavy ceremonial headpiece (daesumeori) that the queens of South Korea’s Joseong dynasty wore at royal ceremonies.
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Rides unveiled at world’s first Bollywood theme park in Dubai
Visitors to the world’s first Bollywood-themed amusement park will get to fly like Indian superhero Krrish and enjoy a lavish Mughal-style banquet when it opens in Dubai in October.
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Al Ain Zoo’s Learning Centre

Plan a visit to Al Ain Zoo's ‘crowning jewel’, the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre (SZDLC), part of the Zoo's vision to better meet the legacy of its founder, His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and provide Al Ain Zoo's customers with a richer and more interactive learning experience.

The Centre houses five galleries: Sheikh Zayed Tribute Hall, Abu Dhabi Desert Over Time, Abu Dhabi's Living World, People of the Desert and Looking to the Future – which take you on a journey of the UAE's past, present and future.

Tours are available in both English and Arabic, twice daily for each group and last from between 60 and 90 minutes.

Tickets are priced at Dh30 each, and the Centre is open from 9.30am to 4.30pm, Saturdays to Wednesdays, and from 9.30am to 6pm on Thursdays and Fridays.

The Zoo has also opened its African Safari. Here, visitors are taken in a truck or by private SUV for an amazing tour of Africa's wildest animals including lions, giraffes, rhinos and zebras.

Truck tickets are Dh200 each while a private tour in a SUV costs Dhs1,000 – for a maximum capacity of six guests.

Tours last from 75 to 90 minutes, with five daily timings for SUVs at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 4pm) and there are two tours for trucks – at midday and 2pm). The main Zoo remains open until the end of April from 9am to 8pm.

"Thursday"
Asian Fusion Night in Zest at Al AinRotana for Dh149++ from 6.30pm to 11.30pm. Also, Moodz (same hotel) has a Moodz in the City theme from 10.30pm to 3am with free entrance for ladies, including free selected beverages (11pm through to 1am only), and Dh100++ for gents, including two drinks.

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

Family Dining Night in Amblers Restaurant at the Rugby Club, AESGC, from 5.30pm with 20 per cent discount on food.

Seafood Night in Arabesque at Danat Al Ain Resort from 7pm: Dh135++, and Teacher’s Night at Horse & Jockey (same hotel) 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 welcome drinks for ladies.

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

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

Arabic & Kebab Night in Flavours Restaurant at Hilton Al Ain from 7pm to 11pm, Dh145++ and, in Paco’s (same hotel), there’s a Thirsty Thursday party from 9pm to 3.30amwhen band Steel entertains.

Seafood Mania Night in Sedra Restaurant, AylaBawadi Hotel from 7.30pm to 11pm for Dh125++.

Buffet for lunch (12.30pm to 3.30pm) and Mediterranean buffet dinner (7pm to 10.30pm) each for Dh115 in Le Belvedere, Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet.

"Friday"
Extravaganza Brunch in Zest at Al AinRotana from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, live cooking stations showcasing delicacies from around the world 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. Dh50++ entry for gents, including a beverage.

Friday Brunch is served in Flavours at Hilton Al Ain from 1pm to 4pm: Dh185++. In the evening, it’s Turkish Night in the same restaurant, from 7pm to 11pm: Dh145++. Also, in Paco’s (same hotel) it’s Teachers Night with a 20 per cent discount, from 9pm to 11pm.

Al Rikab Restaurant at AESGC’s Equestrian Club serves a lunch buffet from 12.30pm to 4.30pm for Dh85, and in the evening, it’s Khaleeji Night in Al Rikab from 10.00pm to 3.30am: free entrance for ladies and a drink; Dh50 entrance for gents including a beverage.

The Oasis Pool Bar at Danat Al AinResort, is serving an H2O Pool Brunch for Dh145++ from 12.30pm. It’s also Karaoke Night in Horse & Jockey (same hotel) from 7pm to 9pm and, in Luce it’s Teacher’s Night from 7pm with a 25 per cent discount and a buy-one-get-one free on selected beverages.

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

Fusion Lunch – Indian spices and Arabian flavours – served in Sedra Restaurant at AylaBawadi Hotel from 1pm to 5pm for Dh80.

Le Belvedere at Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet serves a Seafood Lunch from 12.30pm to 4pm for Dh155 and in the evenings, from 7pm to 10.30pm, the same venue features International Night for Dh145. Also, Eden Rock (same hotel) is featuring a BBQ Buffet from 1pm to 5pm.

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

"Saturday"
It’s Latino Twist Night in Elements at HiliRayhaan 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 Dh115, in Le Belvedere, Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet. Also, Eden Rock (same hotel) is featuring a BBQ Buffet from 1pm to 5pm.

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

International Buffet Night in Flavours at Hilton Al Ain, 7pm to 11pm; Dh110++.

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

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

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

International Buffet Night in Flavours at Hilton Al Ain from 7pm to 11pm; Dh110++. In Paco’s (same hotel) it’s Footaholics (Football) Night.

Buffet for lunch (12.30pm to 3.30pm) and dinner (7pm to 10.30pm), each for Dh115, in Le Belvedere, Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet.

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

"Monday"
International Night in Elements at HiliRayhaan by Rotana - top favourites from around the world from 7pm to 11pm for Dh111++.

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

It’s Teachers’ Night in the Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel, featuring a special international buffet from 6pm to 11pm for Dh73++.

Seafood Night in Flavours, Hilton Al Ain, from 7pm to 11pm; Dh175++. It’s also Bingo Night in Paco’s at the same hotel from 9pm to 11pm.

Buffet for lunch (12.30pm to 3.30pm) and dinner (7pm to 10.30pm) each for Dh115 in Le Belvedere, Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet.

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

"Tuesday"
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.

Quiz Night in Horse & Jockey at Danat Al Ain Resort with Mike Greaves, from 8pm, and MercatoItaliano Night in Luce (same hotel) from 7pm, Dh99++. From 11pm, Luce will be featuring a Rhythm ‘n’ Blues & Hip Hop Night, with selected beverages priced at Dh20++.

SerataItaliana Night in Zest at Al AinRotana 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 HiliRayhaan by Rotana for Dh85++, 7pm to 11pm.

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

Mediterranean Night in Flavours at Hilton Al Ain, from 7pm to 11pm - Dh145++, and Doctors, Nurses and Hoteliers’ Night in Paco’s, same hotel, from 9pm to 11pm – 20 per cent discount for these respective professions. Buffet for lunch (12.30pm to 3.30pm) and dinner (7pm to 10.30pm), each for Dh115, in Le Belvedere, Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet.

"Wednesday"
Asian Twist Night in Elements, HiliRayhaan by Rotana from 7pm to 11pm for Dh111++.

Moroccan Night in Al Rikab Restaurant, AESGC’s Equestrian Club from 10pm to 3.30am. Free entry and a drink for ladies and Dh50 entrance including a drink for gents.

Indian Curry Corner for Dh35 in Amblers Restaurant at the Rugby Club, AESGC from 6pm to 10pm, plus Quiz Night with DJ Chalkie from 8pm.

Sushi Night in Target Restaurant at AESGC’s Shooting Club, from 7pm to 10.30pm: Dh85.

In Arabesque at Danat Al Ain Resort, it’s Backyard Grill Night for Dh125++ served from 7pm. Also, Ladies Night at Horse & Jockey 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 Dh7++.

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

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

It’s Indian & Tandoori Night in Flavours at Hilton Al Ain from 7pm to 11pm: Dh145++. Also, Ladies Night in Paco’s (same hotel) from 9pm to 11pm, with free drinks for ladies.

Buffet for lunch (12.30pm to 3.30pm) and dinner (7pm to 10.30pm) each for Dh115 in Le Belvedere, Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet.

"OTHER HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK"
May 26
Paco’s in Hilton Al Ain is hosting a ‘Little Black Dress’ Party from 9pm to 3:30am with band, Steel, performing live.
 

THE NICE GUYS
A mismatched pair of private eyes investigate the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles.
MONEY MONSTER
Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio.
 
WARCRAFT
The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilisation faces a fearsome race of invaders - Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonise another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people, and their home.

Grand Cinema – Al Ain Mall 751 1228
Oscar Cinema – Al Foah Mall 784 3535
Grand Cinema – Bawadi Mall 784 0300


 


 
 
     
 
 
 
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