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CNFC Gala Dinner BThe Legendary CNFC Gala Dinner Brings Glamour to the Game on Thursday 28th November

The hottest event of the year is almost here. Yes, the Dubai Rugby 7s will be drawing crowds from all over the world to bring together top sports stars and the very best in entertainment for all to enjoy. This fantastic sporting weekend will kick off with the legendary CNCF Gala Dinner, brought to you by Urban Events.

You can join the most exciting party in town in the company of some of the biggest international names in rugby. Make sure you dress to impress for the paparazzi as you grace the red carpet, whilst indulging in rugby banter. The dress code this year is Black Tie Glamour with a Blues Brothers Twist! So, be ready to ‘Shake Your Tail feather’ on the dance floor as you rub shoulders amongst stars such as Will Greenwood, Percy Montgomery, Austin Healey and Scott Robertson to name a few! Read more

Moving Tips 2Check your dog & cats Rabies vaccinations are kept up to date to avoid delays.

In the UAE dogs and cats should be vaccinated against Rabies every year. Rabies vaccinations should not have any gap when given for example a dog vaccinated on the 12th of March 2013 must be re-vaccinated on or before the 11th March 2014 and not 13th March 2014.  If the rabies vaccination has already expired and you intend to  travel the vaccine will have to be administered and the pet will have to wait 21 days before it can leave the country.

Before travelling some countries (eg Singapore & Australia) will require dogs and cats to get a blood serum test done to ensure the pet has rabies antibodies in their system –  the test should state the following:   ‘A test titre of .05 iu/ml or above indicates that the dog or cat has an acceptable rabies antibody level’ Read more

trinadad-and-tobagoFor many people all around the world – Christians and Non Christians alike – Christmas is always a special time of the year and despite the lack of snow and mistletoe, the Caribbean is not to be left out of the festivities. Everyone has their special traditions seen only in December.

The people of Trinidad & Tobago in particular – ‘Trinbagonians’ – pull out all the stops for Christmas! It begins in October and keeps going until it gives way to the Carnival Season which usually begins right on Boxing Day (December 26).

They stock up their homes with traditional food and drinks; most of the items they will only cook at this time of the year. It is understood that friends and family will just ‘drop by’ at any time, so they must be prepared. It is an absolute must to visit your true friends and close family during this time, or else they will not talk to you in the New Year. Read more

gulfseaI adore seafood so was elated when Gulf Seafood followed me on Twitter a couple of months back. I was even more delighted when this long-established supplier to the trade announced they were starting a new delivery service to individuals …. but at wholesale prices. I bided my time and a couple of days ago Gulf Seafood announced they were offering an on-line ordering service, with delivery around Dubai.

I was straight onto their website, and completed my on-line registration in no time. Then it was time to shop!!  boy did I shop, the prices are absolutely amazing.  My basket soon filled up with Jonah Crab Claws (35 AED/500g), Jumbo Breaded Prawns (10 AED/250g), Breaded Baby Scallop (15 AED/250g) and some Breaded Calamari Rings (8 AED/250g). Read more

2.-Ewaan-brunch-300x300Believe it or not, Dubai has its very own Wikipedia entry under brunch – alongside you’d think New York perhaps, but no rather bizarrely, Canada. No other country or city features. Why is brunch here in Dubai such an institution, more so than anywhere else in the world?

It was Fairmont’s Spectrum on One that launched the first champagne brunch in Dubai nine years ago, a successful model many have since copied. I have friends who religiously book a brunch deal every Friday, and am talking the all-singing-and-dancing, free-flowing champagne variety, not your cheap and cheerful slap-up meal at a neighbourhood café. Some have their favourites. Others pick a different hotel or restaurant every week. If the requests I receive for brunch recommendations are anything to go by, this top-of-the-bucket-list experience is not just confined to residents, but holidaymakers and business travellers. Read more

bruj-al-arab-150x150Dubai has topped a global lifestyle table – beating Geneva, Hong Kong, London and Monaco to the title.

The table, compiled by international property consultants Knight Frank, offers an insight into the lifestyle in some of the world’s top cities for people looking to relocate overseas.

The four key criteria for the lifestyle study were education, leisure pursuits, quality of restaurants and the number of days of sunshine. Dubai scored highly in three out of the four – taking bragging rights in the number of international schools, second for the number of leisure pursuits on offer and third for days of sunshine per year. The emirate also had the cheapest fuel over the past 12 months, with a litre of petrol almost half the price of the nearest ranked city, Moscow. Read more

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