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  Before this Gulf Cup in Riyadh began there was plenty of debate about the merits of the tournament, and the drab draws on the first three days only confirmed the beliefs of those who see no need for this tournament. >>  
  Rory McIlroy would like to correct an incorrect public perception. According to growing legend and lore, he clinched this season’s Race to Dubai title last weekend, while seated on his sofa. >>  
  The attention and focus this Sunday at the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be on the duel between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to decide the drivers’ championship. But a victory by either man would allow their team to make history. >>  
  One Sunday late last month at the Pista Azzura di Jesolo karting facility in Italy, near Venice, there was a driver’s parade and there, in the middle in a red racing suit, was an Emirati boy waving his country’s flag. >>  
  More than 1,000 children from schools in Pakistan and across the UAE are taking part in an inaugural sports tournament that seeks to nurture and honour ties between the two countries. >>  
  For most of the opening day of the second Test, Tom Latham was referred to on the main scoreboard at the Dubai International Stadium simply as “Tom”. >>  
  Rafael Nadal is as adamant as ever he will celebrate the new year with his post-surgery return to competitive tennis at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, organisers of the elite, six-man tournament announced on Tuesday. >>  
  'After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations' ― Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright and poet  
Journey of the Union will take 28 gifted pupils around the UAE
As the country prepares to celebrate National Day, 28 gifted Emirati school pupils will be travelling across the seven emirates on a journey of national identity. >>
5-year plan to protect one of UAE’s national emblems
Protection of the Houbara bird is the focus of a new five-year education plan designed by the International Fund for Houbara Conservation and the Abu Dhabi Education Council. >>
FNC hears healthy food will be only option at schools
Healthy food will be the only option on the menu at all schools and universities across the country once a new law is passed, the Minister of Health told the Federal National Council last week. >>
Size of school uniforms on offer ‘worrying’ say doctors
School uniform retailers are selling boys’ trousers with waists of up to 44 inches, or 110cm. >>
London hammer attacker given life sentence
The hammer-wielding drug addict who tried to murder three Emirati sisters as they slept with their young children in a London hotel room was on Monday given a life sentence with a minimum term of 18 years. >>
Flying high at science festival in Sharjah
The presence of thousands of children and their parents for the Sharjah chapter of the Abu Dhabi Science Festival exceeded all expectations over the weekend. >>
Al Ain launches pest control project for palms and fruit trees
Al Ain Municipality recently launched a project to combat palm and fruit tree pests, which in turn includes measures to combat agricultural pests that attack fruit and palm trees, as a new addition to the agricultural environment in Al Ain and in response to requests from residents. The project uses the latest pest control techniques in the field of pesticides and equipment in order to promote environmental sustainability in Al Ain. >>
Young minds of UAE help solve tomorrow’s problems
A hearing aid that works underwater, a car service centre operated by women, for women and a digital wristband that communicates a patient’s health history and medical needs. These were just three of the top 15 competition entries presented on Monday at the inaugural Emirates Award for the Arabian Gulf Youth hosted by the Emirates Foundation. >>
Emirati researcher wins For Women In Science award
Leading Emirati researcher Dr Habiba Al Safar has been honoured for her work in identifying a gene associated with the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes in the Emirati population. >>
Local content driving growth as Abu Dhabi Media Summit gets under way
The region’s media industry will grow in size to US$21.5 billion by 2019, says a report being released on Tuesday for the start of the Abu Dhabi Media Summit. >>
Get a recap ( Opening night of Shotgun Championship at AESGC : November 02, 2014)
Sheikh Sultan doubles fund for Emirates Festival of Child Theatre
Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council member and Ruler of Sharjah, has allocated Dh500,000 to organise the Emirates Festival of Child Theatre next month in Sharjah. /encid/apm/opt/local_news_catch/offset/5
Sting completes big-name line-up for Dubai Jazz Festival 2015
The Dubai Jazz Festival has saved its biggest announcement for last, with the addition of the pop-music icon Sting as the headliner for next year’s event. /encid/apk/opt/local_news_catch/offset/5
Alexander McCall Smith and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to headline Emirates Airline Festival
The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature will return in March with more than 120 authors and a range of talks, panel discussions and masterclasses, all revolving around the theme of Wonderland. /encid/apl/opt/local_news_catch/offset/5
Learning about life from death: Discoveries from the Dilmun graves in Bahrain
In the funerary rituals of death we can sometimes learn more about a past culture and its traditions than from the objects that survive from their daily lives. /encid/apn/opt/local_news_catch/offset/0
Napoleon’s two-pointed hat goes under hammer
One of Napoleon’s famous two-pointed bicorne hats is due to go under the hammer on Sunday at an auction near Paris. /encid/apo/opt/local_news_catch/offset/0
AWA Calendars

Animal Welfare Al Ain (AWA) is now selling its 2015 calendars for Dh45. The beautiful photographs featured in the calendar have been donated by award-winning, locally based photographer, Alberto Gonzales. To purchase the calendar call Susan on 050 533 8577. They’re also available to purchase at the just-opened Organic and More supermarket in the Al Mada Housing Complex (next to Al Noor Hospital) in Al Ain Town Centre.

Lebanese night in Al Rikab Restaurant at AESGC’s Equestrian Club from 11pm to 3.30am. Dh150. Levant Night in Flavours at Hilton Al Ain from 7pm to 11pm: Dh125.

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

International and Moroccan Cuisine in Le Belvedere, Grand Mercure Jebel Hafeet from 7pm to 10.30pm: Dh115. Also, Belly Dance Show in Lawrence Bar at the same hotel from 9pm.

Moodz in the City in Moodz at the Al Ain Rotana from 11pm to 1am with special beverage deals and free entrance for ladies.

Taste of Thailand in Zest at Al Ain Rotana from 6.30pm to 11.30pm; Dh149++ .

Seafood Night in Arabesque at Danat Al Ain Resort from 7.30pm. Dh160++; Dh85++ for kids 6 to12.

Oriental Night in The Glass House, Ain Al Faida One to One from 10.30pm to 3.30am. Also, Arabic & International Night in Zaitounah, same hotel from 11pm to 3.30am.

Seafood Night in Ayla restaurant, Ayla Hotel from 7pm to 11pm. Dh130++.

Jazzy Brunch is served in the Al Ain Rotana’s Zest with live music by a saxophonist plus free-flow bubbles. Dh159++: from 12.30pm to 4pm.

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 10.30pm to 2.30am.

Brunch in Elements Restaurant at Hili Rayhaan by Rotana from 12.30pm to 3.30pm: Dh119++, inclusive of unlimited soft drinks. Buy three and pay for only two.

Brunch in Flavours Restaurant at Hilton Al Ain from 1pm to 4pm: Dh185 for adults; Dh85 for children.

Palm Green Restaurant at the Golf Club, offers Friday brunch with a range of enticing dishes. 11.30am to 4pm, Dh80.

The Ain Al Faida One to One offers a Taste of Beirut lunch in Glass House Restaurant from 2pm to 5.50pm: Dh99++. Arabic Night in the same outlet from 10.30pm to 3.30am.

Farmers Market Brunch in Arabesque, Danat Al Ain Resort from 12.30pm. Dh125++, kids age 6 to 12, Dh65++.

Hi Five Night at Al Ain Rotana’s Moodz from 7pm to 3am. Dh100 entrance for gents with two beverages and free entrance for ladies along with special beverage deals.

Moroccan buffet night at the Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel. 7pm to 11pm Dh111++.

Mediterranean Buffet Lunch in Le Belvedere Restaurant, Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet from 12.30pm to 4pm; Dh145. Also Mediterranean Buffet in the same restaurant from 7pm to 11pm: Dh145.

Moroccan and Khaliji Night from 11pm to 3.30am in Zaitounah at Ain Al Faida One to One.

Karaoke Night in Horse & Jockey at Danat Al Ain Resort from 8.30pm.

In Shooters Restaurant at the Shooting Club, from 7pm to 10.30pm, it’s Seafood Night: Dh135.

Teachers and Nurses Brunch in Zest at Al Ain Rotana from 12.30pm to 3.30pm: 20 per cent discount plus free entrance to the pool for both professions. Dh149++ .

Brunch in Elements at Hili Rayhaan by Rotana from 12.30pm to 3.30pm: Dh119++

It’s Mexican Night in Palm Greens Restaurant at AESGC from 6pm to 10pm. Dh65 plus special beverages at Dh15.

In Al Rikab Restaurant at the Equestrian Club, AESGC, it’s Ladies Night from 10pm to 2am. Free entrance for ladies with a beverage and Dh50 entrance for gents including two beverages.

Tex-Mex Night in Zest at Al Ain Rotana from 6.30pm to 11.30pm; Dh149++ including soft drinks.

Sports Night in Horse & Jockey at Danat Al Ain Resort from 8.30pm.

Football Weekender in Moodz Al Ain Rotana from 3pm to 10.30pm: bucket deals.

Ladies Night from 7pm to midnight in The Glass House at Ain Al Faida One to One.

Roast Night in Palm Greens Restaurant at AESGC’s Golf Club, from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Dh75.

Sports Night in Horse & Jockey at Danat Al Ain Resort from 8.30pm. Also, Pinoy Night in Luce at the same hotel from 7pm.

Football Weekender in Moodz, Al Ain Rotana from 3pm to 10.30pm with bucket deals.

The duck lake at Ain Al Faida One to One comes to life on Sundays with an Oriental night from 9pm to 3.30am. BBQ, cocktails and shisha are available and music is supplied by DJ Freddy.

Dine with grape from 7pm in Luce at Danat Al Ain Resort for Dh125++. Also, at the same hotel, it’s Retro Night in Horse &Jockey from 8.30pm.

Family Monday in Palm Greens Restaurant, AESGC’s Golf Club from 5pm to 9pm, with 25 per cent discount on F&B.

BBQ and Steak Night in Zest at Al Ain Rotana. Dh168++ including selected grape, 6.30pm to 10.30pm.

It’s Teachers’ Night at the Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel. A special buffet from 6pm to 11pm for Dh69++.

Karaoke Night in The Glass House, Ain Al Faida, One to One from 9pm to midnight. Bingo in Paco’s at Hilton Al Ain: 8pm to 11pm.

Member’s Tuesdays in the Golf Club’s Palm Greens Restaurant from 7pm to 11pm with 25 per cent discount on F&B for Golf Club Members.

Asian Night in Arabesque at Danat Al Ain Resort from 7.30pm. Dh125++, kids 6 to 12, Dh65++.

It’s Quiz Night in Horse & Jockey at Danat Al Ain Resort with DJ Mike Greaves from 8.30pm. Also, Ladies Night in Luce at the same hotel from 7pm.

The Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel hosts Candles Night – romantic dining with piano background music for Dh88++: 7pm to 11pm.

Serata Italiana Night at Zest in Al Ain Rotana. Dh149++ including unlimited grape, from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.

Skewer Night in Flavours at Hilton Al Ain from 7pm to 11pm: Dh125.

Arabian Night in Moodz, Al Ain Rotana from 10.30pm to 3am.

Sushi Night at Palm Greens Restaurant, AESGC’s Golf Club from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Dh75.

Seafood Night including live cooking station, in Zest at Al Ain Rotana, from 6.30pm to 11.30pm, Dh195++.

Italian Night in Flavours at Hilton Al Ain from 7pm to 11pm: Dh125. Also in the same hotel, Paco’s hosts Ladies Night with special offers from 7pm to 11pm.

Moroccan Night in Al Rikab Restaurant, AESGC’s Equestrian Club from 10pm to 2am. Free entrance for ladies with a beverage and Dh50 for gents including two free beverages.

Hoteliers & Industry Night in Moodz at Al Ain Rotana: free entrance and discounts for hoteliers and their guests on presentation of ID, from 10.30pm to 3am.

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

Trattoria ItalianaNight in Luce at Danat Al Ain Resort from 7pm: Dh99++. Also, Ladies Night in Horse & Jockey from 8.30pm.

Mediterranean Fish Night at Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel from 7pm to 11pm. Dh130++.

Al Ain Music Festival

The final two events in this year’s festival are being held tonight (Thursday, November 20) and tomorrow 9Friday November 21).

The former is a World of Folk Evening being held at Sands Golf Club, starting at 7.30pm. This evening features UK duo Kevin Dempsey and Joe Broughton, a Britidsh duo who are calling into Al Ain for this festival date. Also on the bill is Al Ain based folk singer Joan McEldowney. Tickets at Dh30 are available on the door.

The grand finale, is a celebration of music from the Al Ain Chamber Orchestra and House of Arts musicians under the title ‘Classic and More. This evening is being held in Al Ain International School’s auditorium and admission is free. The concert starts at 7.30pm.

Mussels promotion

A mussels promotion continues this week at Paco’s in the Hilton Al Ain from 2pm to 11pm daily while Casa Romano in the same hotel is offering a steak promotion each evening from 7pm.

Tastes of Thailand

The Thai cuisine festival in Trader Vic’s at Al Ain Rotana continues this week, each evening from 7.30pm to 11.30pm while, in the hotel’s Atrium Café, a cheese fondue is featured each evening in the Atrium Café.

November 20

Luce in Danat Al Ain Resort is the venue from 7.30pm for a special French Festival on November 20 to celebrate the new season’s red grape arrival.

November 21

Hilton Al Ain’s Paco’s hosts an Anniversary party on November 21 with live music and special promotions, from 8pm.


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The Signal
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
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