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  Championship reversed the result of the prep race over Shamaal Nibras three weeks ago, to claim the Listed National Day Cup for Emirati trainer Ahmad bin Harmash. >>  
  Jordy Van Dort, Justin Thielecke and Talal Al Khoder of VDR Racing have gone to the top of the Senior Nomad Cup Challenge leaderboard following a win in round two of the Senior Emirates Schools Karting Championship (ESKC) at the weekend. >>  
  The 11th Dubai Ladies Masters tees off Wednesday, December 7 at Majlis Course at Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, with a prize of €500,000 (Dh1.98 million) going to the winner. >>  
  The Brazilian club Chapecoense, which lost most of its players in an air crash last week, has been awarded the Copa Sudamericana championship by the governing body of South American football. >>  
  Warwick Road: a name immortalised in song by Manchester United fans. >>  
  “The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself” ― Albert Camus, an Algerian and French philosopher, author, and journalist  
Best foot forward
This month, a Dubai athlete is preparing to run a staggering 630km across the seven emirates in just seven days to raise awareness for those with special needs. He talks to OL about his record-breaking challenge. >>
 
UAE launches national space policy
The UAE Space Agency issued the Arab world’s first national space policy in the capital on Tuesday – the first step to formulating laws for the industry. >>
 
UAE’s digital security has room for improvement
Building a layered security network that has the trust of the local population and shares data among governments departments is just one of the ways the UAE can protect itself from digital threats, experts have said. >>
 
Scholarship to Oxford available to UAE’s brightest and best students
A scholarship programme that each year gives two of the UAE’s best and brightest students the chance to study at Oxford has been granted permanent funding. >>
 
Lifeguard championship raises awareness of water safety
Rescuing swimmers from rough seas while battling against strong underwater currents is part and parcel of a demanding day’s work for the country’s lifeguards. >>
 
Quinoa ‘could be the solution to feeding UAE’s population’
A South American grain could be the solution to the UAE’s lack of arable land and growing population. >>
 
GCC summit kicks off in Manama as Sheikh Mohammed meets British PM
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid led the UAE delegation to the two-day GCC Summit on Tuesday, which is also being attended by UK prime minister Theresa May as she looks to expand trade ties ahead of Britain’s exit from the European Union. >>
 
US Muslim communities resilient as they face uncertain future
Like most recent Fridays, Donald Trump dominated last Friday’s sermon at the Islamic Centre of North Carolina. >>
 
 
Al Ain no one-track team, appearing primed for twin assault at home and abroad

Fresh from last week's Asian Champions League success, Al Ain proved they are firmly focused on Arabian Gulf League glory, too. >>
 
Get a recap ( Mercedes-Benz launched the amazing AMG GTR : November 21, 2016 )

Held at a secret viewing facility, Mercedes-Benz launched the amazing AMG GTR with the only man who can handle the Beast of the Green Hell, Louis Hamilton ahead of F1 weekend.
 
Mad for Manchester
The capital cities of Europe are an obvious draw for tourists, with their famous landmarks, historic sites, and glamorous shopping streets.
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Dinner in the Sky comes to Dubai: eat 50 metres up, suspended by a crane
Dinner in the Sky is coming to Dubai. Arguably the world’s most unique dining concept, Dinner in the Sky takes guests 50 metres up, suspended by a crane, to enjoy a meal.
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Local filmmakers in the Diff spotlight as evolution of Emirati film continues
Thirteen films are included in this year’s Muhr Emirati section, including a record-high six features – quite an achievement considering that 10 years ago the UAE had barely produced six features in total.
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People in UAE read for 51 hours a year, survey shows
People in the UAE read for around 51 hours a year, well above the average of 35 hours for the rest of the Arab world.
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‘My goal is to show the harmony between cultures’, says artist Pokras Lampas
Pokras Lampas is a Russian artist who works with ­calligraffiti, combining his heritage with languages from all over the world to create a unique style. An exhibition of his work opens at Opera Gallery in Dubai on Wednesday.
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It has not been an easy road, and it’s still not, says Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan
Yasmine Hamdan has spent her life running from conflict. Born in 1976, a year after the outbreak of the 15-year Lebanese Civil War, the underground music icon spent much of her adolescence away from her homeland, living in the UAE, Greece and Kuwait – a country her family fled following the 1990 invasion by Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi forces.
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Mystery surrounds Justin Bieber UAE concert
Fans of the pop provocateur were left ecstatic when a UAE concert, set for Dubai’s Autism Rocks Arena on May 6, was spotted on Bieber’s official website on Tuesday evening – prompting a frenzied social media eruption.
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Street Feast

Running from December 8 to 10 in Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Street Feast is a celebration of street food as more than 40 trucks roll into town, serving up a multitude of dishes. Tickets can be purchased via TixBox.

Al Ain Oasis

The UAE's first UNESCO World Heritage Site recently opened its doors to visitors featuring a number of exhibitions and a culturally-enriched experience for all. Visitors can take a trip into the country's past and traditions to understand how the country has progressed to where it stands today.

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.


"AGENDA"
Regular events this month
Thursdays

‎‏Moodz in Al Ain Rotana 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 Zest from 6.30pm to 11.30pm: Dh168++ 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.

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

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

‎‏Seafood Night in Arabesque at Danat Al Ain Resort from 7pm to 11pm: Dh135++, and Teacher's Night in Horse & Jockey from 7pm to 9pm.

‎‏Seafood Night in Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel from 7.30pm to 11pm: Dh139++.

‎‏Arabic Night in Flavours at Hilton Al Ain: Dh99++ from 7pm to 11pm and, in Paco’s (same hotel), there’s a Thirsty Thursday party from 10.30pm to 3.30am with entertainment from DJ and band, Action.

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

‎‏‏‎‏International buffet for Dh99++, in Le Belvedere, Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet from 7pm to 10.30pm. Also, it's Arabic Night in the hotel's Lawrence Restaurant.

Fridays ‎‏

Karaoke Night in Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel, from 7pm to 11pm with Filipino cuisine on the menu: Dh74++.

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 7pm to 3am with free entry for ladies and an offer on five selected beverages. Entry for gents is Dh50++ including a beverage.

‎‏Dip & Dine Brunch at Paco’s in Hilton Al Ain from 1pm to 4pm with live Cuban entertainment: Dh100++ with pool access, Dh160++ with pool access and in-house drinks. Also, Turkish Night in Flavours Restaurant (same hotel) from 7pm to 11pm: Dh99++.

Friday Drunch at Danat Al Ain Resort's Horse & Jockey, from 12pm to 4pm: Dh99++. ‏Also, it’s Karaoke Night in the same venue from 7pm to 9pm.

‎‏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.

‎‏Kebabs & Curries Night – Indian and Arab fusion cuisine – in Sedra Restaurant at Ayla Bawadi Hotel from 7pm to 11pm for Dh89++.

‎‏Le Belvedere in Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet serves Friday Brunch Buffet from 12.30pm to 4pm: Dh110++ with water and soft drinks, Dh170++ with unlimited beverages. And at night, the same venue has a Seafood Dinner from 7pm to 10.30pm for Dh130++.

‎‏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.

‎‏Family Brunch at Palm Greens Restaurant in AESGC’s Golf Club from 11.30pm to 4pm: Dh85 per, Dh99 with drink.

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.

Ayla Hotel's Ayla Restaurant is serving an international buffet from 7pm to 11pm: Dh95++.

‎‏‎‏International buffet for Dh99++, in Le Belvedere, Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet from 7pm to 10.30pm.

‎‏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 as well as Oasis Café from 7pm to 2am.

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 10.30pm: Dh149++.

‎‏Paco’s in Hilton Al Ain is holding Ladies Night from 9pm with live entertainment, and an offer of free drinks from 9pm to 11pm.

‎‏International buffet for Dh99++, in Le Belvedere, Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet from 7pm to 10.30pm. Also, it's Arabic Night in the hotel's Lawrence Restaurant.

Ayla Hotel's Ayla Restaurant is serving an international buffet from 7pm to 11pm: Dh95++.

‎‏Curry and Pint in Horse & Jockey at Danat Al Ain Resort from 12pm to 1am: Dh49++.

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 offer on selected beverages in Danat Al Ain Resort's Horse & Jockey from 5pm to 8pm, and the Oasis Café is holding Ladies Night: buy-one-get-one offer on shishas for ladies only.

‎‏It’s Teachers’ Night in Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel, with an international buffet from 6pm to 11pm for Dh74++.

‎‏Paco’s in Hilton Al Ain is hosting a Jazz & Soul Night from 9pm to 11pm featuring live music from Cuban Duo.

‎‏International buffet for Dh99++, in Le Belvedere, Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet from 7pm to 10.30pm.

‎‏BBQ & Steak Night in Zest at Al Ain Rotana from 6.30pm to 10.30pm: 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.

‎‏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. And it’s Seafood Night in the hotel’s Min Zaman Restaurant from 11pm to 2am: Dh209++.

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

Ayla Hotel's Ayla Restaurant is serving an international buffet from 7pm to 11pm: Dh95++.

‎‏‏‎‏International buffet for Dh99++, in Le Belvedere, Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet from 7pm to 10.30pm.

Wednesdays ‎‏‏‏

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

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 from 7pm to 10.30pm in Palm Green Restaurant, AESGC's Golf Club: Dh85.

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

‎‏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.

‎‏Seafood Night in Zest at Al Ain Rotana from 6.30pm to 11.30pm: Dh195++, and there is a Dance Manila Night, from 7pm to 3.30am, 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.

Surf & Turf at Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel: Dh119++.

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

‎‏‏‎‏International buffet for Dh99++, in Le Belvedere, Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet from 7pm to 10.30pm.
 
"OTHER HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK"

8 December

Christmas Tree Lighting in Danat Al Ain Resort, accompanied by carols, pony rides, face painting, a photo booth and more: 5pm.

Al Jimi Mall and AESGC band together to bring a Christmas footgolf tournament at AESGC's Golf Club from 6pm: Dh80 per person, including access to their Christmas Buffet.

8 – 10 December

Al Jimi Mall is hosting a sports festivals for special needs children and adults featuring a variety of interactive games and sports activities taking place in an arena at the mall's east entrance.

8 – 14 December

Al Ain Rotana is running a Turkey Take Away promotion in their Atrium Café: minimum four kilo order with Dh95++ per kilo, and the order must be placed 24 hours in advance.

East meets West Afternoon Delights in the Hili Rayhaan by Rotana Lobby Café from 3pm to 6pm: Dh35++.

Eden Rock in Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet hotel has an all-you-can-eat pasta offer from 9am to 9pm for Dh40++, as well as a live BBQ and Grills show, also from 9am to 9pm.

Turkey Takeaway in Danat Al Ain Resort’s Tea Lounge: Dh350 per 2.5kg and Dh450 per 5kg.

8 – 9 & 13 – 14 December

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.

9 December

Family Fun Day at Royal Veterinary Centre from 9am to 5pm featuring refreshments, kids’ activities and competitions, giveaways and prizes.

Al Ain Rotana holds a Gingerbread Village exhibit in the lobby, and a Christmas Market in the Zest gardens: both from 11am to 3pm.

9 – 10 & 12 – 14 December

Kabayan Night in Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet Hotel's Lawrence: Dh60.

10 December

Flat Race at the AESGC Equestrian Club: free entry.

Christmas Tree Lighting in Hilton Al Ain’s Palm Court at 6pm.

12 December

Award-winning pianist and composer Stephan Moccio makes his regional debut in Al Jahili Fort’s outdoor venue at 8pm. Tickets can be bought via ticketmaster.ae

13 December

Danat Al Ain Resort will be hosting a Gingerbread House Making session in their Pearl Ballroom from 4pm: Dh69.

Quiz Night in Horse & Jockey at Danat Al Ain Resort with Mike Greaves, from 5pm to 8pm.

14 December

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

Ladies Evening at Al Ain Zoo from 5pm to 9pm featuring cycling, stage activities and a kids' cinema, with free entrance into the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre.

Ladies Night at BOUNCE Al Ain from 7pm to 10pm; Dh80.

Coming up... 15 – 17 December

Union Show Jumping Cup 2* at the AESGC’s Equestrian Club; free entry.


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