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The most skilled and professional baristas in the UAE will again battle for the coveted title of the 3rd UAE Barista Champion at the Dubai Coffee & Tea Festival 2011. The heated 3-day competition begins on 3rd November and concludes with a final round and champion’s ceremony on 5th November. [more...] pictureFeel like getting back to nature? Dubai's St George's Society is offering the chance to do that with a trip into the desert in search of gazelle. This is a desert route so a four-wheel-drive vehicle is essential but it's a great chance to get some off-road experience in expert hands... [more...] pictureInternational superstars Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder are to perform at Yas Island this year. The megastars will headline a series that will also include Tiesto and Thirty Seconds to Mars. [more...] pictureToday, the UAE is officially free of indigenous malaria, but only 30 years or so ago, it had a significant problem with the mosquito-borne disease. During one particularly bad season in 1978, one major hospital was treating 30 patients a week and the country was in the midst of a campaign to fight malaria. [more...] pictureClannad are bringing their ethereal sounds to Dubai this month. These natives of Donegal delight with a unique fusion of traditional and modern strains. [more...] pictureEver wondered what jitterbugging looks like? A new show's in town, with all the steps from the 1920s right through to modern day. Jo Finzi reports. [more...] pictureIf you've ever had a close relationship with a pet, you'll understand this story - otherwise, you'll think it's a bit bizarre. A growing number of pet owners are turning to custom-built wheelchairs to restore mobility to furry friends whose legs, hips or backs don't work... [more...] pictureA ten-year retrospective of the work of artist Sacha Jafri is being stage at the Sharjah Art Museum in Al Qasba, under the patronage of HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. [more...] pictureGoing to the big race? Need the right hat in a hurry? Kim Fletcher, milliner to the Melbourne racing circuit, and specialist in hats for Ascot, is here in Dubai with a limited collection of exclusive creations. [more...] pictureEvery year, police see "mystery crashes" in which it is not possible to determine a cause for a fatal car accident. Many of these incidents are thought to involve a fatigued driver who fell asleep at the wheel... [more...] pictureGreen brew will be flowing, people will be heading off to their favourite pub, breaking into poor imitations of Irish accents and wishing each other Happy St Patrick's Day. But what's it all about? Who exactly was St Patrick? [more...] pictureFebruary sees the return of the Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival. Now in its sixth year, there may be some contention about whether the headliners constitute anything like jazz but there's no doubting the quality. [more...] pictureThere's really no excuse for not treating the one you love to something really special for Valentine's Day this year, with so many memorable and great value offers available throughout the UAE... [more...]
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