Pedal power in the spotlight at first Abu Dhabi Tour
Thousands of youngsters expected to kick off UAE-wide football tournament
Amir Khan expects February fight with Manny Pacquiao: ‘Contracts are being negotiated’
William Buick drives Lumiere to Cheveley Park Stakes win for Sheikh Hamdan
Jordan Spieth top of the world as FedEx Cup win sees 2015 earnings exceed Dh80m
Russell Domingo hopes IPL exposure will benefit South Africa on ‘tough’ India tour
Team Sky sign Spain’s Mikel Landa for 2016 season
Lewis Hamilton closes in on world title after cruising to Japanese Grand Prix win
Rafael Nadal and Milos Raonic confirmed for Mubadala World Tennis Championship
‘Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world' - Harriet Tubman, Humanitarian
UAE petrol prices to drop again next month
Petrol prices will next month drop to almost the same level they were at before the fuel market was liberalised.
UAE flag flies in Marib, as Crown Prince vowed
Flags of the Saudi ¬Arabia-led coalition flew over the Marib Dam yesterday, fulfilling a vow made by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
National Sports Day to bring UAE together in friendly competition
Plans have been announced for a nationwide sports day in which men, women and children of various nationalities are brought together in the spirit of friendly competition.
Parents and schools need to be up to date on technology to avoid pitfalls
Despite the relative safety and comfort of life in the UAE, schools and parents need to be more savvy when it comes to the latest technology and apps if they are to protect children from the many dangers lurking online, experts say.
Call for federal health insurance system across the Emirates
A federal health insurance system and equal benefits for UAE nationals from different emirates are some of the topics that members of the public hope will be raised at the Federal National Council.
Rate cut back home a mixed blessing for Indian expats in UAE
A larger-than-expected rate cut delivered by India’s central bank on Tuesday will have mixed blessings for Indian expats in the UAE, according to experts.
Sheikha Lubna first Emirati to receive Clinton Global Citizen Award
Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi has became the first Emirati and only the second person from a GCC country to receive the Clinton Global Citizen Award.
More young people in UAE being struck by heart attacks
Patients as young as 21 are having cardiovascular disease diagnosed, medical professionals say.
Sheikha Fatima helps fund London-based Zayed Centre for Research
The world’s first purpose-built centre for paediatric research on rare diseases was named after the founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed, on Monday.
UAE robot challenge invites proposals
Proposals are being accepted for an international robotics competition in the UAE boasting more than US$5 million (Dh18 million) in prizes.
UAE Government starts up online 90-day visit visas
Visas for a visit of 90 days can now be obtained through the Ministry of Interior’s e-Services, either via the ministry website www.moi.gov.ae or its smartphone app.
mGovernment social media accounts caters to Hindi speaking UAE residents
The UAE has added Hindi as a language to communicate mGovernment initiatives on social media.
Zaha Hadid, designer of Sheikh Zayed Bridge in Abu Dhabi, blazes trail for women with Riba gold medal
Zaha Hadid has become the first woman to be awarded a royal gold medal by the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba).
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Bonus Dubai gig for Take That fans
Take That will perform a second, more intimate concert in Dubai after their main open-air gig next month. The British boyband are already booked to perform to more than 10,000 people at Dubai Media Amphitheatre on October 30. Now a lucky few hundred of those fans will get a chance to see the boys again, up close and personal, with a follow-up gig a day later at Hard Rock Cafe Dubai in Festival City. The show is part of the venue’s Pinktober campaign, in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fans who registered for the advance sale of the first show will be invited to purchase a limited number of tickets for the extra show this week. See www.doneevents.com for more. – The National staff
Jorge Valdivia ‘rises to the big occasion’ as Al Wahda end Al Ain’s perfect start Al Wasl 0 Al The story of the match
Football is a team game, but one player stood above all to be the difference as Al Wahda ended Al Ain’s three-match winning streak in the Arabian Gulf League on Saturday night.
Duel in the Desert – Arabian Gridiron Invitational
This weekend, a multi-national American Football tournament, the Arabian Gridiron Invitational, will kick off at the Rugby Sevens Stadium in Dubai for the Duel in the Desert. This is the inaugural Arabian Gridiron Invitational and it will see three teams – the UAE, Germany and Russia - duke it out on the gridiron in the three game series. The dates are October 2, October 4 and October 6.
Represented on the UAE team will be talented players from Al Ain. So, if you if you’d like to support the local lads and enjoy some exceptional American Football, then head to the Sevens Stadium and let your voices be heard! All matches begin at 7.30pm. The schedule is as follows:
October 2: UAE v Germany
October 4: Germany v Russia
October 6: Russia v UAE
Your health is your wealth
Your Health is your Wealth is the title of a corporate social responsibility programme, which has been rolled out by Al Ain Rotana and Hili Rayhaan by Rotana in Al Ain, in conjunction with the city’s Specialised Medical Care Hospital.
The programme, launched on September 28 and continuing until the end of October, is aimed at driving awareness about prevailing diseases amongst the city’s residents. The first topic which began the campaign was The Silent Killer – hypertension.
To this end, and in an effort to serve the community, residents of Al Ain are invited to call into Al Ain Rotana for a complimentary check up any day between now and October 31.
Alerting young adults to purchasing unauthorised products via social media
On Monday, October 5, students from UAEU are holding an awareness campaign at Al Zaydia School in Al Ain, their aim being to draw the attention of teenagers aged between 15 and 18, to the dangers of purchasing unauthorised products through social media.
The UAEU students’ collective aims are not just to alert young adults to the dangers of buying items on sites where they are not assured of the authenticity of the products, but also to help minimise the on-going trend of shopping via social media.
Book Fair returns to the City
Over 70 exhibitors are expected to attend the Al Ain Reads book festival which runs from October 8 to 11.
The festival, being held in the Al Ain Convention Centre will see a 15 per cent increase in floor space compared to last year.
It is expected that well over 60,000 titles in English, Arabic and other languages will be showcased, covering educational topics from literacy and science to children’s books which will attract book lovers from across the UAE.
Al Ain Reads is one of the most important book fairs in the region, and last year it attracted 67 local publishers who displayed over 55,000 literary and scientific works in English and Arabic.
A free-to-enter Creativity Corner will be open daily during the exhibition from 9am to 1pm and 5pm to 9pm.
Zoo’s winter timings
With the move into October, the Zoo has reverted to its winter timings until the end of April. It will now be open from 9am to 8pm from Saturdays to Wednesdays and, on Thursdays and Fridays, it will open from 9am to 9pm.
House of Arts Showcase
The annual House of Arts concert, this year entitled Showcase, will take place on October 15 at the Sheikh Khalifa Auditorium in the UAEU’s Faculty of Medicine, Tawam Campus, starting at 7pm.
Asian Fusion Night in Zest at Al Ain Rotana for Dh149++ from 6.30pm to 11.30pm. Also, Moodz in the City in Moodz (same hotel) 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.
Thai & Chinese Night in Shooters Restaurant, AESGC’s Shooting Club, from 7pm to 10.30pm for Dh85.
Seafood Night in Arabesque at Danat Al Ain Resort from 7pm to 11pm: Dh160++. Also, Teacher’s Night in Horse & Jockey (same hotel) from 7pm to 9pm.
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. Starting from Dh139++.
Romantic Night 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.
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.
Family Brunch with a live carving station, is served in Palm Greens Restaurant at AESGC’s Golf Club from 11.30am to 4pm. Dh85 or Dh99 including a special drink.
Indian Night in Shooters Restaurant at AESGC’s Shooting Club from 7pm to 10.30pm: Dh85.
Friday Lunch BBQ is served in Horse & Jockey at Danat Resort from 12pm to 3pm for Dh49++. In the evening it’s Karaoke Night in the same venue from 7pm to 9pm and Wael Sherif plays in the Oasis Café from 6pm to late.
Friday Brunch in Elements at Hili Rayhaan by Rotana from 12.30pm to 4pm: Dh119++, plus A Taste of Arabia Night in Elements from 7pm to 11pm: Dh111++.
Le Belvedere at Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet serves Seafood for lunch (12.30 to 3.30pm) and dinner (7pm to 10.30pm) both for Dh145. Access to the hotel’s swimming pool includes lunch: Dh90 on weekdays and Dh120 at weekends.
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 7pm to 11pm for Dh111++ including soft drinks.
Sedra Restaurant in Ayla Bawadi Hotel serves Around the World in 20 Dishes for Dh80, from noon to 5pm.
Mediterranean buffet for lunch (12.30pm to 3.30pm) and dinner (7pm to 10.30pm) each for Dh115 at Le Belvedere, Grand Mercure Jebel Hafeet. Plus, same hotel, it’s 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 Paco’s.
Sports Night in Horse & Jockey at Danat Al Ain Resort from 8pm onwards.
International Night in Elements, Hili Rayhaan by Rotana: Dh111++, from 7pm to 11pm.
Seafood Mania Night in Sedra Restaurant at Ayla Bawadi Hotel from 7.30pm to 11pm for Dh125++.
Diners also have the chance to win a trip to Tanzania.
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.
Curry and Hop Night in Horse & Jockey at Danat Al Ain Resort from 7pm to 10pm.
Mediterranean Buffet Dinner in Le Belvedere, Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet from 7pm to 10.30pm: Dh115.
International Night in Elements at Hili Rayhaan by Rotana from 7pm to 11pm for Dh111++.
Arabic Pool Party at Amblers Rugby Club from 10pm to 3.30am: Free entrance and a drink for ladies, Dh75 entrance for gents including a drink.
Mediterranean Buffet Dinner in Le Belvedere, Mercure Grand, Jebel Hafeet from 7pm to 10.30pm: Dh115.
Pizza & Pasta Night in Luce at Danat Al Ain Resort from 7pm to 11pm. Dh145++ and Band Night in Horse & Jockey (same hotel) from 8pm.
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 8pm. Also, Asian Night in Arabesque (same hotel) from 7pm to 11pm for Dh125++.
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++. 7pm to 11pm.
The Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel hosts Candles Night – romantic dining for Dh90++. 7pm to 11pm.
Mediterranean Buffet Dinner in Le Belvedere, Mercure Grand, Jebel Hafeet from 7pm to 10.30pm: Dh115.
Latin Night in Paco’s at Hilton Al Ain with entertainment from Fire Band, from 9.30pm to 1am.
Asian Twist Night in Elements, Hili Rayhaan 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.
Mediterranean Buffet Dinner in Le Belvedere, Mercure Grand, Jebel Hafeet from 7pm to 10.30pm: Dh115. Plus, Filipino Night in Lawrence Bar, same hotel.
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 in Shooters Restaurant at AESGC’s Shooting Club, from 7pm to 10.30pm: Dh85.
Trattoria Italiano in Luce at Danat Al Ain Resort from 7pm to 11pm: Dh99++. Also, Ladies Night in Horse & Jockey (same hotel) from 7pm to 10pm and Doubles Night in Luce from 11pm.
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++.
Ladies Night with free beverages in Paco’s at Hilton Al Ain from 9pm to 1am.
"SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK"
Until October 4, Danat Resort’s Horse & Jockey is staging Oktoberfest each evening from 8pm with an a la carte menu.
In Paco’s at Hilton Al Ain, Oktoberfest runs until October 5 from 7pm to 2am. Entrance is free.
Water Fight Party from 8pm to 2am at the Hiltonia’s poolside, Hilton Al Ain.
October 1 to 7
Teriyaki Temptations time in Trader Vic’s at Al Ain Rotana: choice of fish, lamb or beef enhanced with the restaurant’s secret ingredients!
Create your own ice cream sundae for Dh21.55++ at the Pool deck, Hili Rayhaan by Rotana
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2
Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel.
SINGH IS BLING (Hindi)
Raftaar Singh (Akshay Kumar) is the apple of his mother’s (Rati Agnohotri) eye. He is also the biggest irritant for his father (Yograi Singh). He is always looking to have fun and runs away from responsibility. A fun film with a touch of romance as well.
In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit recruited a team of people to help him realise his dream: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center Towers on a high wire. This is the story of that achievement, which he had dreamt of performing since he was a boy. He attempted the seemingly impossible stunt on August 7, 1974.
Grand Cinema – Al Ain Mall
Oscar Cinema – Al Foah Mall
Grand Cinema – Bawadi Mall
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