As December is the most magical time of the year, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai takes care of all the celebrations. Enjoy a collection of culinary delights which are sure to add a sparkle to your festive season. TURKEY TO-GO Take a break this year and treat yourselves with a Turkey To-Go with all the trimmings including desserts from Link@Sheraton Café, a no-stress deliciousness which brings out the best when you host the family dinner. CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER, CHRISTMAS BRUNCH AND NEW YEAR'S DINNER Experience the magic of the festive season at Feast Restaurant with a Christmas Eve Dinner and discover celebrated festive culinary treasures from around the world. The festive feasting goes on the next day, December 25th with a Christmas Day Brunch where you can gather with all your friends and family around a legendary roast topped off with all the trimmings and other festive favorites including Beef Wellington, Yule logs and a surprise visit from the jolly man in red himself. This Season would not be complete without a New Year’s Eve Dinner where you can enjoy a delicious feast fit for a king as you savour on distinct flavours brought by Chefs to your table while Jazz set the tone to welcome the New Year in style. NEW YEAR’S EVE UNDER THE STARS If you’re looking for a more of a party, welcome 2019 under the stars at Dawn & Dusk Rooftop on the 54th Floor as you enjoy festive cocktails and amazing views of Dubai’s record breaking skyline and fireworks while you dance the night away to a mix of the latest hits from the DJ. NEW YEAR'S DETOX LUNCH On the 1st of January 2019, get back on track with healthy goals and join the New Year’s Day Detox Lunch to re-energise and cleanse your body. RESERVATIONS: Learn more about the exciting offers available www.feastrestaurantdubai.com/en/festiveseason
@jonesuae gifts you the luxury of delicious meals and more time with your loved ones, as they take all the fuss out of your festive feast preparations. This year Dubai’s favorite eatery brings you the best foods the festive season has to offer. Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas or ringing in the New Year, Jones the Grocer proves why it’s dubbed the leading gourmet eatery in the U.A.E. The limited-edition takeaway turkey menu returns with all of its delicious trimmings. No hunting down a bird or trying to calculate the cooking time, as you can simply pick it up straight from your local Jones the Grocer. Arriving with cranberry sauce, juniper berry infused gray and sage and apricot stuffing, it would be rude not to upgrade and get all of the delicious sides too. From duck fat roasted potatoes to sautéed Brussel sprouts with chestnut, roast sausages wrapped in beef bacon to broccoli and cauliflower cheese and finally some honey glazed parsnips and carrots, we know you’ll be looking for seconds.
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Extracurricular activities, or ECAs, provide an opportunity for children to really broaden their horizons, learn new skills and have fun. But with so many on offer how do you know which ones to pick? Gabbitas share our top tips to help you make the right choice for your child. Creative Arts Taking part in creative ECA’s such as music, drama, dance, creative writing or art is a wonderful opportunity for a child to expand their imagination, to learn about working collaboratively, to acquire new skills and to extend their social skills. Whether they are taking up a new instrument, being part of a school production or learning about different art techniques, it gives each child a chance to develop outside of the academic curriculum and to explore what other talents they may have. Sporting Sport is a popular ECA choice, gives a child a chance to gain valuable exercise and let off steam after a day of sitting in a classroom, whilst developing their gross motor skills and improving fitness. Regardless of whether your child competes for fun or competitively for a school team, a sporting activity gives a child a chance to gain important life skills such as team working, communication skills, respecting other players’ contributions and learning to gracefully accept both winning and losing. Academic Academic ECA’s give students targeted time outside the classroom to refine and build on their skills. This is not just about areas they may find particularly challenging, although this can be helpful, but it can also be an excellent chance to explore areas that extend beyond the curriculum, such as robotics or coding. ECAs are an invaluable aspect of any education and give children a chance to explore and to grow and develop into more fully rounded individuals.
It’s once again that time of year, when we all gather together for an evening of cheer. Around the decorated tree with sparkling lights for a season of merriment and festive delights. Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection invites all near and far to join us in celebrating the festive season with the following entertaining packages. 24 December 2018 Oh Holy Night, The stars are shining brightly Snuggle into the festive spirit and enjoy a variety of assorted al fresco dining options. You may also watch your all-time favorite festive film shown under the stars Meals starting from AED 199 per person Movie Ticket AED 75 per person 25 December 2018 We wish you a Very Merry Festive Season Celebrate festive tidings in an outdoor magic wonderland with a voluptuous buffet filled with festive treats, great entertainment for adults and kids as well as a visit from Santa. Starting AED 350 per person 31 December 2018 Diner en Blanc – A New Year’s Night to Remember A night of elegance appareled in white awaits you with an assortment of live acts, lavish spreads and endless bubbles. Theme: All White Starting from AED 1250 per person Join us for a festive experience “exactly like nothing else”
Orthopaedic Problems of Upper Limbs in Diabetes . . Diabetes amongst people living in UAE is a growing concern and figures from International Diabetes Federation revealed that 17.3% of people aged between 29 and 75 have Type 2 diabetes, and currently there are over 1 million people in UAE suffering from Diabetes. These patients suffer from many orthopaedic problems affecting joints, nerves and wound healing problems. Females are more affected than males with a ratio of 2:1. Common upper limb problems diabetic patients include: Frozen shoulder: Patients present with sudden onset of severe pain, lasting for a few weeks to months and later on becoming stiff with less pain. Over 90% of patients are cured without any intervention but some diabetic patients are resistant and require medical intervention. Carpal tunnel syndrome: Pressure of the nerve in the hand leading to numbness in the fingers, weakness, and pain. They can lead to irreversible problems if not treated and may require a small surgery to release the pressure on the nerve. Trigger finger: Initially there is a pain in the palm of the hand due to inflammation of the tendon leading to jamming of the fingers and can at times get locked and unable to straighten or bend. Dupuytren’s contracture: Common in men, usually Caucasian. Patients start noticing some lumps in the palm and fingers leading to skin contractures and fingers start curling towards the palm. This is progressive and some require special injections or surgery. Often patients come with one of the above problems and upon investigating, diabetes could be diagnosed incidentally. The prognosis and outcome of these problems are dependent on how well diabetes is under control. Although these conditions are usually self-limiting, they can be wrongly diagnosed, not appropriately treated leading to complications and poor outcome. It is recommended when symptoms do not improve that you seek expert opinion and get treated for both, the orthopaedic and underlying diabetes. Inputs by Dr. Bhuvaneshwar Machani - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon HealthBay Orthopaedic and Physiotherapy Centre (HealthBay Polyclinic BR)
Dubai’s stunning new branch of the leading global nursery group, MindChamps, is hosting a Family Fun Day on Saturday 24th November for families to experience this sought after nursery with a vast selection of fun family activities on offer. This exciting event will include drumming workshops for parents and children, bubble shows, NeuroMooves dance and exercise sessions, puppet shows, story-telling and art and craft experiences. Nursery Manager, Susan Roberts, and her team of educators will be available to answer your questions and show you around the state of the art facility in Al Safa 2. Dubai parent community have been awaiting the arrival of this leading global nursery group in the UAE, but who are MindChamps exactly are what makes them different? The MindChamps approach to early years education was developed for the 21st century around the realisation that the current educational model was not sufficient to prepare our children for the work place of tomorrow. The MindChamps team recognised that the current and historical educational focus on teaching children to retain information had become redundant. MindChamps realised that what was needed was to develop passionate life-long learners, skilled problem solvers, engaging speakers, conflict negotiators, social butterflies and above all else, children who believe in themselves enough to become confident, well-adjusted adults. It is because of these high expectations that MindChamps brought in expertise from some of the world’s foremost neuroscientists, psychologists, educationalists and theatre trainers. With a global advisory board of such strength and vision, MindChamps have built an early years curriculum like no other. To experience the nursery facilities and meet the team of educators who are bringing this incredible curriculum to Dubai, families can RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and come along to the Family Fun Day event on Saturday 24th November. #mindchamps @mindchampsalsafa
Diabetes mellitus can cause several eye problems, such as cataract, glaucoma and ocular nerve palsies. The most common and vision-threatening eye complication is diabetic retinopathy. The high blood sugar level damage small blood vessels in the retina, causing leakage of fluid and hemorrhages. The retinal vessels get occluded and new abnormal vessels grow in order to repair the ischemia. But these new vessels are weaker and cause several serious problems, like massive bleeding in the eye and retinal detachment. This can lead to severe and often even permanent vision loss. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in the working age population. 74% of diabetic patients don’t even know that they have any problems with their eyes because there were no symptoms in the early stages. Although there is no cure for diabetic retinopathy, there are treatments available that can prevent progression of the disease and so permanent vision loss can be significantly reduced. Therefore, the retinopathy has to be diagnosed early and treated in time. Often when the patients do not present any symptoms, a treatment becomes necessary. Precautions are possible, as complications and deterioration of diabetic eye disease are dependent on the general health of the patient. Maintaining a stable blood sugar level, well-controlled blood pressure and normal cholesterol levels along with healthy eating, an active lifestyle, avoiding smoking and overweight can all contribute to preventing retinopathy or slow down the progression. In addition, patients with diabetes need to have a comprehensive eye exam, including dilated examination of the retina, every year, even if they have no symptoms at all. Early detection and treatment can reduce the risk of blindness dramatically.
Choosing a school for your child will be one of the most daunting, exciting and important decisions you will ever make. The education opportunities both here and abroad are amazing but it can often be overwhelming when there are so many different options to choose from. Our advice is to start thinking about your child’s education as early as possible so you will have time to review the options and do your research. One of the most common queries is what age should ones child start school, in many countries children will only start school at rising 5 but here the pressure can be to start much earlier. Make sure you don’t miss the registration deadlines. These can close as early as October before a September start the following year. For the schools with very limited places in the Early Years their deadlines are strict. All schools will have some sort of admissions procedure and it is worth checking this out and, if you are applying from abroad, whether your child might be able to sit the assessment remotely. One of the most important decisions you will need to make is which curriculum you would like your child to follow. Some curricula are more easily transferable and if you are an international family it is worth taking some time to consider this. School fees can vary wildly and it is worth asking the school what their fee increase policy is and exploring scholarship opportunities. We would always recommend a visit to the schools you are considering, it is such a personal decision. This is your choice for your child and every child is different. Still confused? Gabbitas provide professional and impartial advice to ensure you can make confident choices about your child’s future.