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Abu Dhabi Tempo Magazine  (Issue 2)
Abu Dhabi Tempo Magazine  (Issue 2)
Abu Dhabi Tempo Magazine  (Issue 2)
Abu Dhabi Tempo Magazine  (Issue 2)
Abu Dhabi Tempo Magazine  (Issue 2)
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  1. 1. FREE ISSUE FUN | FAMILY | FOOD | FRIENDSHIP | FASHION | FITNESS the rhythm of your city N OV E M B E R RbODhK i Cab 1 Formula T PULL OU! INSIDE Au smith, Timbaland, Aero oquai Beyonce, Jamir m, s, Fares Kara Mariyam Fare a, DJ Dany Reghab Alam DHABI in Al Jasmi, Neille, Husse amaki Mohammed H T O ABU i Abu Dhab Ar t Fair 2009 BEGINS ART, ARTISTS, THE WORLD CONVERGES ON ABU DHABI: ARTISTES! www.abudhabitempo.com ABU DHABI GOES ARTSY LAUNCHED TO KEEP YOU INFORMED!
  2. 2. VOLUME 2 | NOVEMBER 2009 hine it’s ns tempo Su - it’s about you! this month 4 Your Say Hello Abu Dhabi !!! 5 ShopCall 5 What’s Hot in Abu Dhabi ������������������������������������������ Have you noticed that all of a sudden Abu Dhabi has become the hottest spot on the planet?! As you read this magazine 6 Shop Call ���������������������� the city will be brimming with thousands of Formula One aficionados, of every colour and creed, all united by this incredible passion for the world's biggest race. And of course 7 What’s Cooking v there are the millions of other viewers who are going to tune into the action on TV, courtesy the world's media who would 8 My Abu Dhabi discover The Spirit be milling about the capital in search of the city's soul. So be on your best behaviour, smile a lot and say hi to the world. 8 Meet Your Neighbour of Abu Dhabi As Formula One comes to a climactic close, the city's tempo will slow down, and we will all be treated to a different pace 9 People Meter of entertainment. Residents and tourists will be regaled to the sound of symphony and the magic of the arts. For those 10 Making a difference who came to see the Formula One, linger on...come and get to know more about the Arabian culture, go out to the desert if you can, and do pause for a cup of qahwa. 11 Handy helper Marhaba to our visitors and our new friends! 12 Workitude 13 Alive & Kicking Media Licence No. 1/105866/24295 Editor: Sana Bagersh, Editorial Coordinator: Kulsoom Zakir, Design Coordinator: Praveen Prabhakaran, Marketing Coordinator: Ahmad Al-Dajani, Production Coordinator : Joel Flores 22 My Style Blueprint Editorial Contributors: Genevieve Colaco, Aicha Diop, Ruth Burrows, Samantha Davis. Disclaimer: Tempo is a publication of BrandMoxie. Although Tempo Magazine does its best to ensure 23 Trendsetter the authenticity and accuracy of its contents, the publisher cannot accept any responsibility for errors, mistakes and inaccuracies. The publisher reserves the rights of this product and no part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means without the permission of the publisher. 24 On the Beaten Path Address: To reach editorial at Abu Dhabi Tempo email: editorial@abudhabitempo.com 25 Funny thing about life To reach advertising call 02 6673349 or email: advertising@abudhabitempo.com If you need to find out where you can pick up your copy call: 02 6673349 or check out the list of Tempo distribution points on our website. 26 Culture Talk See us at: www.abudhabitempo.com www.twitter.com/abudhabitempo.com www.facebook.com, search for Abu Dhabi Tempo 27 Ask Um Saif To advertise in Abu Dhabi Tempo magazine or the website: www.abudhabitempo.com, 27 A Yank in Sand Land call 02 6673349 or 050 7827575 ������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 28 Lifecoach Couch ������������������������������������������������������������������ Published by: ������������ 30 The Beat with Aich
  3. 3. YourSay What's Dear Tempo, otn Abu Dhabi H i i Abu Dhab I read the first issue of Tempo magazine and realized Dear Tempo ir 2009 that it’s the only magazine of its kind covering this with you: d thought to share personal stories that are not ‘newsy’ but give us I read Arablish an Art Fa ment Project on a Gas Develop a sense of community. I haven’t seen any other in 1998 I worked abi called Asab. Th e in an inter ior area of Abu Dh magazine do this. I also feel that Tempo manages to was from Italy with some staff main contractor tians; the relate to people of all ages and backgrounds. I look gineers were Egyp from Romania; the en mechanical cont ractors forward to the coming issues of Tempo and hope ottish; the consultant was Sc rs were Pakistanis it covers a lot of what is going on about the people eir subcontracto were Koreans; th were Indians. Mo st of in this city. Please keep your magazine light and civil contractors and the the time people were fighting just because they very funny readable, and don’t get too serious. 19-22 November, Emirates Palace Workshops ch other. It was a couldn’t understand ea Fiza Feroz (received by em ail) Khadija Ali & Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi British designer Sevil Peach will conduct a practical workshop analyzing the concept of two years for me! Volume & Repetition to perform a mind boggling wall Let’s round up the list of art-goodies and events lined up transformation on a traditional string bag. The for November: beach will be his workshop as British designer Max Art and Fun Lamb leads an interactive full-day workshop session i p! Tempo T Abu Dhabi Art, Talks and Sensations: The Wings Party will displaying the traditional process of sand casting. Since our launch many readers have voiced their be one of the spotlight events of November as artworks, Joining the fun will be Dutch designer Maarten opinions on Tempo. Here are few we received. Join discussions , performances, music, drinks, dining and Baas. She will lead a full-day workshop on how to hing its scorc y get resourceful with simple everyday materials like own for nn the conversation.... dancing from around the world congregate on the ion is kn utes in the su cardboard and tape. This reg even min in! beach at Emirates Palace. Party animals book your places d your sk heat an ydrate can deh ter in a spray now! Regional Art meets its International on Love the colorful design. Its very entertaining to afterno e wa rate ros osure to Contemporaries Refrige spray after exp esh read too...Good work!! Building up the Momentum bottle and ydrate and refr Sharif Raisi Djshaf Design Moment will showcase artwork by gifted Middle Signature exhibition will be another highlight of uickly h kin. sun to q your s Eastern artists who will produce innovative new designs the Abu Dhabi Art Fair 2009. It will include works by based on local traditions, techniques and materials in an five to six Emirati artists who were featured in the open design studio located on the beach of the Emirates landmark 2009 exhibition Emirati Expressions. Other Great work, keep going booths will include artists from New York, London Palace, taking place daily between 4pm to10pm. Dear Tempo, Omar Al Raisi Shanghai and Dubai. Abu Dhabi has programs and plans to provide Book Launch & Signing public convenience in different areas. For example Spotted the colourful little Moxie baby when I Leading artists and academics will launch the renovating and making the beach safer and was covering the MEIFF. Good work guys! following books: increasing the public transportation. etc • In Absentia: Photographs by Palestinian artist Tarek Farrukh Naeem Al Ghoussein However, I have a suggestion for the authorities. I often see labourers working and in this heat, and • Pars Pro Toto II by Susan Hefuna & Hans Ulrich their work becomes even tougher. But during their So nice to see the website :) Obrist break I always notice those carrying bottles with Samrah Salman Moreover, winners and nominees of the International them. They have to walk to a certain place to find Prize for Arabic Fiction will be present for a book water and fill up their bottle to bring it back with signing session. them. It will be very kind if the water coolers are available in the corners of the roads. This would be Join our group, just log on to Facebook Saadiyat Festivities a great practice of ‘Sadqa’. and search for Abu Dhabi Tempo. As the first exhibition to be featured in the Arts S. Alvi Abu Dhabi Gallery within Manarat Al Saadiyat, New York Philharmonic Orchestra performs at Disorientation II is created by artists from Middle By the way you can also tweet with us on Abu Dhabi Classics. Eastern countries. The exhibition will display artwork We'd love to hear from you. Write to us at symbolising the unity of the Arab World. letters@abudhabitempo.com twitter.com/abudhabitempo.com. 4 Tempo November 2009 www.abudhabitempo.com 5 5
  4. 4. What’sCooking Cooking e more reasons to Choco late Dat Go Shopping! Date Shake SWEEET! While there are plenty of ways to consume dates, the naturally sweet fruit makes a very delicious confectionary. This month, Tempo brings a quick and yummy dessert delight made from dates: Marina Mall You will need: 1 lb. pitted dates, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/3 c. Gr and Marnier, 1/2 c. toasted whole almonds,1 1/2 lb semi-sweet chocolate or Bakers Dipping Chocolate Recipe: Here’s a quick recipe for Soak dates in sufficient hot water and vanilla extract date milk shake: Good news!!! The largest Carrefour in Abu to cover for approximately 30 minutes. Drain and You need Dhabi has opened its doors to the capital's pat dry. Soak dates in Grand Marnier (1 hour). Drain · 1/2 cup seeded and cho residents. Delma Mall in Musaffah is spread if necessary. Stuff each date with an almond. Melt pped dates ·3 scoops ice cream or froz over an area of 210,000 square metres and chocolate according to package directions. Dip date in en yogurt (vanilla) ·1/2 cup milk a large part of it is leased by the Carrefour chocolate to coat completely. Arrange on wax paper. ·Garnish optional of a tou Hypermarket. So whether you are on the high- Refrigerate until chocolate is set and you are ready to ch of whipped cream way travelling out of the city or in the area serve. to attend classes at Emirates Driving School, Shake it up! Carrefour will be at your service carrying ev- Techno geeks and Mac-Bookers in Abu Dhabi, your ? erything from food items, electronic doodads, 1. Combine milk and dat id you know tweets to the Supreme Being have been received! es in a blender clothes, domestic supplies etc. You name it, i-STYLE has opened a second outlet in our capital and blend into a puree. they carry it! city inside Marina Mall. Bleached in white light, sleek white counters tops and (thankfully) a vibrant array of Apple products and accessories, this D to be a great source of fib er that high in 2. Add the ice cream or mix until smooth. frozen yogurt and 3. Serve in a tall glass, add Tempo Note: If the building looks a little Dat es are known one’s diet . They are also whipped cream askew from the side, it’s not because they ran branch was worth the wait! can be ea sily added to an d potassium and a straw. magnesium ex, vitamins, ate toxins an d Enjoy! out of building material, it’s actually part of Tempo poked around the store and roped in Arnie, the B-compl eds to elimin the design! a Customer Sales Representative, to dish out the - vitamins your body ne y bones. dirt. Idiomatically speaking ofcourse, because this build health FUN FACT place would ace the white-glove test on cleanli- ness! As an Apple Premium Reseller, the outlet car- Tempo T ries only Apple products and their accessories. We You hav ip e heard ! spotted the entire iPod family, papa Touch, mama Nano, cousin Classic and baby Shuffle. Along with a string of MacBooks, even the MacBook Pro. What’s but it is this bef UAE has been officially acknowledged with a Guinness World so true ore, more is that you can buy the Mac Office Software for groc ... don’t Records stamp, as the ‘global most green’ when it comes to eries on shop as well. Customers placed their orders as we spoke date palms. It holds a world record of 42 million date palm stomach an e ! You’ll e mpty and Arnie mentioned that orders will be imported trees. Guinness records manager Jenny Karampoiki flew to buying n more th d up exclusively from Apple Europe! Even musicians will the UAE to make the presentation at a special ceremony an you be hooked ,try out the Mac Audio Key Studio. We in Abu Dhabi where she handed the prestigious award need. already did and promised store workers to cease to Sheikh Nahyan Mabarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher all our attempts at playing like Yani...immediately! Education and Scientific Research during May of this year. Visit their website: www.istyle.ae 6 Tempo November 2009 6 www.abudhabitempo.com 7
  5. 5. MyABU DHABI PEOPLE METER Frances Gunnison is from New Hampshire, U.S.A. She lived in Abu MEIFF provided a great platform for showcasing Middle Eastern cinema and its celebrities at Emirates Palace and The Inside truth local cinema theaters. However, this month we introduce you to two individuals who are one of the many people who Dhabi, for 2 years. She recently went worked behind the scenes to make the festival a success! back to her homeland and shared her experience of living in Abu Dhabi: Tempo did a round of quick questions with Olivia Simmons, a Guest Relations Officer at the Emirates Quick Questions Palace and Marcus Neves, a MEIFF Information Centre “The emirate of Abu Dhabi is magnificent. I never grew tired of Representative at Marina Mall, and here is what they the flowers along the wide boulevards, nor the palm trees along had to say: the Gulf. The seemingly endless rolling hills of sand, the dunes constantly being re-shaped by the wind, the powder-blue sky above the golden-tan landscape, and the surprising presence of Q: The one thing you never leave animals, occasional flora and fauna, all made a deep impression home without. on me. I felt both more serene and alive in the desert. My imagi- Olivia: My house keys nation and my intellect were sparked by my time in Abu Dhabi. I Marcus: My wallet... definitely also feel great joy about my two years in Abu Dhabi. I had times there that made me incredibly happy, that reassured me about the world, about people, about the future.” Q: One annoying habit you have. Olivia: I have issues with con- Meet YOUR trolling my temper sometimes, especially when people are MEET.... Chris Olivia Simmons, Marcus Neves really being difficult. Marcus: I am not very orga- Sri Lankan Brazilian nized but I am working on it. NEIGHBOUR “I have been living in Abu Dhabi for four years. This place is home to me and my family, as my parents too have been living here. What first word comes to your mind when I say...? Q: A celebrity you were looking forward to attending the MEIFF. Olivia: Lara Dutta “I love my job because I have grown up among the Marcus: Matt Damon colors and sweetness of candies and being a child, I was naturally attracted towards candy stalls. Hence, I was Passion Love Passion Country willing to help my father with his work at an early age. Q: A movie from the festival you Today, with my own stall at the Marina Mall, I find myself Films Festival Films Action really wanted to see. working in a nice environment. If I wasn’t a candy man, Love Life Love Work perhaps I would have ended up as a laborer working in Olivia: Blue the scorching heat! Internet Email Internet Twitter Marcus: Capitalism: A Love Friends Loyalty Friends Variety Story “I dream to have my own candy shop in this mall! Maybe Job Busy Job Entrepreneur I will sell refreshments too. When my father started this Q: If you won One Million Dir- business, he just had one stall outside a local market in Hotel Palace Hotel Shangri-La hams in a draw, what would you Dubai. Now we have three stalls at different places in the Fashion Catwalk Fashion Bulls N’ Bears city. I wish to replace the stalls with a nice shop. buy first? Abu Dhabi Safe city Abu Dhabi Future Olivia: A nice house in Switzer- Privacy Confidential Privacy My room land or in my home country. “I like to spend time with my friends and family. Since, I am working seven days a week, I don’t get enough time Circle Square Circle Soccer ball Marcus: A car for myself. Pref- Roger Chris is a young, energetic guy from India who sells for hang outs. But when I do, I visit my friends, go for Ocean Land Ocean Jet ski erably a Mini Cooper. candies at his stall in Marina Mall. He talks about interest- bowling and movies. Sometimes when I am very busy on weekends, my friends come to help me with my stall, Dreams Fulfillment Dreams Many ing things in his life… and in return I take them for gaming!” 8 Tempo November 2009 www.abudhabitempo.com 9
  6. 6. handy handyhelper Making a 4 REASONS TO EAT POPCORN THIS MONTH how to change your Each of us can in his, or her, own way make a difference in our world. Sometimes this can be a simple gesture, and sometimes it is a kind word. This page is dedicated to the hero that resides in each and every one of us, and to the sharing of great news that will make our planet a better place for us all. Tyres Nothing could be worse than ending up with a flat The Healing Power tyre on your way to an interview or worse still, a “We each owe the UAE a great deal, and I call of Doing Good on all our young people to make their own com- highway! If you lovely ladies are thinking of skip- mitment. Our country deserves the best that we ping this section then HALT! Changing a tyre is not can give it - giving back to society is something Volunteering in the only a man’s job, you too must learn it. Especially that brings out the best in every one of us.” Health Sector because it is an important safety measure (incase The words of H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown you don’t have a man lying around in your car’s Prince of Abu Dhabi, and the Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE This is a program which encourages trunk). Also, asking for help from strangers can be Armed Forces very aptly sum up the vision behind Takatof - a volun- the participants to perform health and risky. tary social programme devised to promote volunteering throughout administrative activities at hospitals UAE, especially engaging the younger crowd. and health centers. Their responsibili- Among its many projects for the community, Al Khawi (meaning ties include: providing guidance, per- sonal support and other services for Do it in Steps: brother) Programme motivates young Emiratis to create healthy re- patients, receiving visitors and helping • As soon as you experience a flat tyre, slow lationships and bonds between different classes of Emiratis. This step nursing staff. down and stop the car off the road to avoid encourages them to spend their leisure time in a constructive way, allowing them to participate in various social, cultural and entertain- traffic jam. Also, turn on the emergency So come on Abu Dhabi youth! Register ment activities. You too can become a part of their many projects and lights. Always carry a spare wheel with you with friends and as Takatof promises Keep this information handy for your own safety. Cut out and paste on your fridge activities by calling 800-8252863 to register yourself. for emergencies along with a car jack and a – ‘Discover the hero in you!’ lug tool. f Opportunities Available @ Takato The Box Releasing on November 6th, this supernatural • With the help of the lug tool, loosen the nuts drama stars James Marsden and Cameron Diaz as an un- on the tyre. Once the tyre is loose, use the - November 11, 2009 Abu Dhabi • Venice Biennale: October 19, 2009 happily married couple who receive a wooden box. The jack to raise the front or rear end of the car, 2009 - November 1, 2009 Abu Dhabi Dhabi Formula 1 Kids Zone: October 15, er 26, 2009 - November 1, 2009, Abu box brings its bearer wealth at the push of a button but it • F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Octob Thailand: November 15, 2009 - Novem ber 20, 2010, Abu Dhabi also ends a stranger's life instantly. high enough to remove the tyre. Make sure - December 30, 2009, Abu Dhabi FIFA World Cup: October 1, 2009 you know the position of the jack under the of.ae information visit: http://www.takat 2012 Out November 13th, Roland Emmerich directs this For more car (it is mentioned in the owner’s manual- Helping Hand 'end-of-the-world' disaster movie starring John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Danny Glover, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, the bulky book you threw aside when you Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Woody Harrelson. bought the car). de’) (aka ‘the Rahma briga • New Moon Scheduled for release on November 20, this Tempo’s is perhaps the most anticipated movie of the year! Based After removing the flat tyre, remove the lug on the second book of the popular book series by Stepha- nuts from it and put the flat tyre aside. Place Vote! Helping Hands UAE is a community organization started by Roger and Elle, who came from Britain, nie Meyer: The Twilight Saga, the female lead, Bella is torn between Jacob, a good werewolf friend and Edward, a vampire lover - so are we by the way. Meanwhile a battle the spare tyre with the air valve facing you to assure the right side. Replace the lug nuts This is certainly a travelled Niger, Nigeria, Bahrain. Currently living is brewing in between the Cullens ( a clan of drop-dead positive step gorgeous vampires) and the Quileutes (a tribe of ancient and tighten them the same way you loos- which encourages ot in the UAE, they realised the plight of unfortunate ened them. Make sure they are tightened her expatriates camp labourers and established an organisation to werewolf protectors equally handsome and jaw drop- to stop whinging ab ping-ly buff ). Looming in the background is the watchful securely. out the heat and provide them relief. At present they are in need of presence of the ruling Vampire clan, the Vulturi (bad guys lend a helping hand Hindi, Bengali & Pakistani volunteers who have a car of the movie). • Now lower the jack slowly bringing the car to a worthy cause. and a driving license. Call 050 5671 434 The Road Viggo Mortensen stars in the adaptation of on ground. Place the tools and the flat tyre in email: info@helpinghandsuae.com Cormac McCarthy’s best-selling and Pulitzer Prize winning the trunk. Get the flat tyre mended as soon novel novel, out November 25. A father and his young son head out on an epic journey after a terrible disaster has as possible for future use in case of a similar Making a Difference is a celebration of good people and good deeds. Please share with us your ideas, activities and community ruined most of the civilizations on the planet. ‘public-good ‘ stories. Send them to editorial@abudhabitempo.com incident. 10 Tempo November 2009 www.abudhabitempo.com 11
  7. 7. Is your desk hidden under a heap of Get Organized! paperwork? Do you feel guilty everytime you misplace an important file? Are your procrastinating ways 1. Go with the Flow: Keep a clear idea of all tasks that finally catching up with you? Then pay FIT THE COOL WAY… are coming in. Work on each of them to maintain the attention for you will be a scatterbrain workflow and avoid cluttering your mind. Make quick no more! This month Tempo will decisions about what to do and get things done to shape up your work life in five easy keep the flow of work smooth. steps 2. Do not Overload: Too much burden affects work STAYING performance and creates fatigue, resulting in poor Great Time perfomance. Manage your tasks on the basis of prior- ity and put forth your best efforts. Making a to-do list Management Tip #2* each day may help. Divide your tasks by the available Fitness doesn’t necessarily involve a hectic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps body, didn’t you time and perform each accordingly. Be disciplined about office chitchat. exercise plan or regular visits to the gym. It can wish you had those abs and muscles? Don’t deny Don’t be side tracked by idle talk with be made pleasurable and fun. We are talking it! Since it’s summer and you want to avoid the colleagues. While some interaction is about the exciting sport of swimming, which heat as much as possible, why not go swimming? 3. Do not Multi-task: Focus on a single task at a time healthy and desirable, excessive social- mixes relaxation with work out. You can hang at the beach or if you have a pool to achieve optimum results. People think that multi- izing can throw your work targets off. at your place you can make a sincere effort to tasking will save time but in fact, it consumes more When you first had a glance at the Olympics exercise and have fun at the same time! time as you try to wind up multiple things and don’t Learn to be firm with friends and col- focus on any of them. leagues by saying, “While I would love to socialize with you, I have some work 4. Time management: Depending on your that needs my immediate attention.” performance, decide which time of the day you feel Or you could also suggest that you get • Swimming is great for back problems, weight problems and for more productive and fresh. Keep the most important together after work to chat at leisure. asthmatic patients too, since the area would be humid, breathing is easier. tasks for that time of the day. Some people perform * Part of a 12 issue series best early morning while others do their best in the • It involves your heart, lungs and your limb muscles at the same time. afternoon. • Regular swimming strengthens up your body muscles and it is the best way to burn calories. 5. Educate yourself: There is no age limit to gain • Improves blood circulation and increases energy. at the knowledge and we learn throughout our lives. Lack of • Provides relief from stress and tension. profound knowledge leads to disorganization. Make it uick look ave a qes of swimming • Improves your strength and flexibility. your mission to educate yourself; be willing to pursue Let’s hvantag knowledge beyond the framed degree that hangs ad • And the best part is that swimming doesn’t tire as much as other exercises. on your office wall. Then, put that knowledge into Naturally Gorgeous practice. Mix an egg with 2 tablespoons of yogurt and 1 tablespoon of mustard oil. Beat well and apply the mixture from roots to tips of your hair. Wash off after 20 minutes. You will love your soft, shiny and naturally conditioned hair! 12 Tempo November 2009 Tempo October www.abudhabitempo.com 13
  8. 8. Abu Dhabi Restaurant Up NovemberEvents Oct 25 – Nov 30: Abu Dhabi’s Art Cars Exhibiton - Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island GUIDE Oct 29 - Nov 1: Formula 1 Grand Prix – Yas Marina SEE F1 PULL OUT Nov 3 - Nov 14: Etihad Airways Junior Rugby Festival - Al Ghazal Golf Club Nov 7: World Stage, Joakin Cortes (Dance, Spain) – ADACH Nov 9 – Nov 12: World Travel Market – Saadiyat Island Nov 17: The Guggenheim Exhibition - Emirates Palace Nov 19 - Nov 22: Class 1 Powerboats: Grand Prix - Abu Dhabi international Marine Sports Club Nov 19 - Nov 22: Art Fair, Abu Dhabi Art - Emirates Palace SEE WHAT’S HOT Arabic / Lebanese / Iranian Boccaccio Tel: 02 666 6888 $$$$ Finz Tel: 02 644 3000 $$$$$$ Al Birkeh T: 02 6446666 - $$ Riviera Tel: 02 6650144 $$$$ Jazz Bar Tel: 02 681 1900 $$$ Nov 19: The Wings Party - Emirates Palace Café Layali Zaman Tel: 02 627 7745 $ Flavour Tel: 02 677 3333 $$$$ Barbeque Al Qasr Tel: 02 690 7999 $$ Chinese / Japanese / Thai La Terrazza Tel: 02 681 1900 $$$ Nov 19: Book launch, In Absentia - Artyfact Anar Tel: 02 690 9000 $$$ La Brasserie Tel: 02 644 6666 $$$ Wasabi T: 02-6781000 - $$ Zaatar W Zeit Tel: 600 522 231 $$ La Veranda Tel: 02 666 6220 $$$ Nov 19: Lecture on Movement, Abstraction and Reality - Majlis Theatre Oriental Corner Tel: 02 671 6783 $$ Sadaf Tel: 02 6414166 $$ La Jardin Tel: 02 633 3555 $$ Al Mawal Tel: 02 681 2773 $$$$$$ Bam Bu Tel: 02 645 6373 $$$ Nov 19 – Nov 22: Design Performance, Analogue Digital Clock - Design Studio, Emirates Palace Beach Rosebuds Tel: 02 644 3000 $$$ Al Qasr Tel: 02 6449933 $$ Imperial Chinese Tel: 02 633 5335 Selections Tel: 02 666 6888 $$$ Nov 19: Book signing for International Prize Winning Arabic books - Artyfact L’Auberge Tel: 02 627 3070 $$$ $$$$$$ Ocean Tel: 02 674 2020 $$$ Lebanese Flower Tel: 665 8700 $ Oasis Chinese Tel: 02 633 9300 $ Nov 19 - Nov 22: Design Moments - Design Studio, Emirates Palace Beach The Garden Tel: 02 621 0000 $$$ Istanbouli Tel: 02 621 2557 $ Panda Panda Tel: 02 633 9300 $$$ Marroush Tel: 02 621 4434 $ Rainbow Steakhouse Tel: 02 633 Nov 19 - Nov 20: Casting Pewter Workshop - Design Studio, Emirates Palace Beach Beijing Tel: 02 621 0708 $ Shamyat Tel: 02 671 2600 $$ 3434 $$ Asian Garden Tel: 02 676 3350 $ Zaitoun Tel: 02 801 2222 $$$$ Le Beajolais Tel: 02633 355 $$$ Nov 19 – Nov 22: Guggenheim, the making of a museum – Gallery One, Emirates Palace Shanghai Surprise Tel: 678 7700 $ Hatam Al Tae Tel: 02 633 8339 $$ Le Bistrot Tel: 02 644 6666 $$$$$ Shang Palace Tel: 02 509 8888 Nov 20: Volume and Repetition Workshop - Design Studio, Emirates Palace Beach $$$$$$ Brauhaus Tel: 644 3000 $$$$ American Bayview Tel: 02 644 3000 $$$$$$ Nov 20: Lecture Collecting The and Now - Majlis Theatre The Wok Tel: 02 621 0000 $$ 49er’s The Gold Rush Tel: 02 645 The Club Tel: 02 673 1111 $$ Benihana Tel: 02 644 3000 $$$$ Nov 20: Talking Art, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi – Gallery One Auditorium 8000 $$ NRG Sports Café Tel: 02 644 6666 $$ Bonsai Tel: 02 443 4807 $$ Heroes Dinner Tel: 02 616 6132 $$$ Soba Tel: 674 2020 $$$$ Nov 21: Book launch, Pars Pro Toto II - Majlis Theatre Rock Bottom Café Tel: 02 677 7655 Pakistani / Indian $$ Asha’s Tel: 02 635 9300 $$$ Nov 21 & 22: Disorientation II - Arts Abu Dhabi Gallery, Saadiyat Island International Could Nine Tel: 02 677 3333 $$ Moti Mahal Tel: 02 674 2121 $$$ La Brasseria Tel: 6974239 $$ Nov 21: Panel Discussion, Art in the Middle East - Emirates Palace Chettinad Tel: 02 677 7699 $ Bandung Tel: 02 645 2008 $$ Italian Tiara Tel: 02 681 9090 $$$ Karachi City Tel: 02 677 6055 $ Nov 21: Performance: Samah Hijawi & Tarek Atoui – Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island Amalfi Tel: 02 674 2020 $$ The Curry House Tel: 02 632 8860 $ Al Fanar Tel: 02 6742020 $$$$$ BiCe Tel: 02 681 1900 $$$ Indigo Tel: 02 697 9334 $$$$ Nov 22: Cardboard Workshop - Design Studio, Emirates Palace Beach Ciro’s Pomodoro Tel: 02 672 7357 Bord Eau Tel: 02 509 8888 $$$$$ Nihal Tel: 02 631 8088 $$ $$$$ Azur Tel: 02 508 0555 $$$$$ Nov 22: Panel Discussion, Design (Small and Big) - Emirates Palace Biella Tel: 02 681 8114 $$ Indian Palace Tel: 02 644 8777 $$ La Mama Tel: 02 677 3333 $$$$ Zari Zardozi Tel: 02 6742020 $$ Nov 26: Sounds of Arabia concert (tba) - ADACH La Piazza Tel: 02 633 5335 $$$ Sevilla Tel: 02 508 0555 $$$ Al Ibrahimi Tel: 02 632 3344 $ Mezzaluna Tel: 02 690 7070 $$$$ Cantina Laredo Tel: 02 635 4877 $$ Nov 26 - Nov 28: Fashion Fair, Fashion Arabia - ADACH Caravan Tel: 02 639 3370 $ Peppino Tel: 02 626 2200 $$$ Chamas Tel: 02 666 6888 $$$$$ Foodlands Tel: 02 633 0099 $$ Portofino Tel: 02 644 0300 $$$ The Palm Tel: 02 678 7700 $$$ Nov 27: Abu Dhabi Classics, Orchestre de Radio France - Emirates Palace Auditorium Haveli Tel: 02 632 1448 $ Prego’s Tel: 02 644 3000 $$$ Tides Tel: 02 801 2222 $$$ Sevilo’s Tel: 02 626 2700 $$$ Kwality Tel: 02 672 7337 $ Nov 27 - Nov 29: Abu Dhabi Junior Golf Championship - ISM & Abu Dhabi Golf Club Vasco’s Tel: 02 692 4328 $$$$$ Nov 28: Abu Dhabi Classics, Stars of Tomorrow - Emirates Palace Auditorium ($ = 50Dhs)

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