lifestyle

Jun 30, 2021 - WELL BEING
In today’s fast-paced world, we are bombarded daily by numerous decision-making opportunities. Some are basic and seemingly have negligible impact — like deciding what to eat for lunch — while others are major, with more significant impact.

May 25, 2021 - WELL BEING
According to a famous saying, your life is essentially the sum of your habits. This certainly rings true in today’s socially distanced world as we are forced to rely on ourselves to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Apr 21, 2021 - WELL BEING
Scorecard; are your goals holding up? Everyone sets goals; it is the most effective methods of getting things done. Health and wellness goals, work goals, relationship goals and financial goals are among the top categories of goals which people make every year.

Mar 25, 2021 - SPECIAL DAYS
The UAE is a country full of rich culture and traditions that have been followed and celebrated for many years. Emiratis and even residents in the UAE make sure that the vibrant history of the nation isn’t lost by passing down its fascinating traditions and stories to the next generation.

Mar 23, 2021 - WELL BEING
What, When, HowThe popularity of cycling, whether for leisure or means of transportation, cannot be denied. Since bicycles were introduced in the 19th century people have increasingly taken to it.

Mar 14, 2021 - SPECIAL DAYS
Looking for a safe and fun way to mark the special occasion? Read the article below for some inspiration, creative ideas and practical tips.This Mother’s Day is different.

Feb 25, 2021 - ART
Romero Britto, painter, sculptor and founder of the Happy Art Movement, is one of the most successful visual artists in the world. Born in Brazil and made in Miami, he has created a unique visual language of love, hope and happiness that transcends culture barriers, inspiring millions of people across the globe.

Feb 5, 2021 - TOURISM
Just when it seemed like things had eased up and we were beginning to find our rhythm in the new normal, the second wave of COVID-19 sent us retreating back into our burrows. Were you just about to make travel plans? Perhaps you had already made them and had to cancel at the last minute.

Jan 27, 2021 - WELL BEING
Originating in ancient India, the practice of yoga dates as far back as 3000 BCE – over 5000 years ago. While there are various branches of yoga which focuses on different aspects, this article is about the more popular Hatha Yoga, the physical and mental branch designed to prime the body and mind.

Jan 10, 2021 - TOURISM
Winter in the UAE is a beautiful time. The weather has taken a turn for the better and we are standing at the brink of a wonderful few months of outdoor living.

Dec 29, 2020 - SPECIAL DAYS
Although 2020 was a challenging year and affected people in different ways, it left us all with valuable life lessons. As we go into the New Year and get a fresh start, here is how to hold on to those lessons as well as learn new ones.

Dec 22, 2020 - WELL BEING
You’ve been here before; in the throes of nail-biting, gut-wrenching, leg-crippling fear. You know what you want to do, need to do, but you’re unable to move past the block that exists only in your mind.

Nov 17, 2020 - WELL BEING
We live in a fast-paced world where everything moves at considerable speed and change can happen in an instant.

Nov 9, 2020 - ART
The sixth edition of the Dubai Design Week, which was first launched in 2015, will take place from the 9th to the 14th to of November, 2020. This will be the first Dubai Design Week of its kind, as it will be taking place during a global pandemic.

Oct 23, 2020 - ACTIVITIES
2020 has seen a major disruption in traditional 21st century forms of entertainment. Cinemas, festivals, concerts, and birthdays were common activities one would attend.

Oct 9, 2020 - WELL BEING
(That are also easy to keep alive!) The term “Plant Mom/Plant Parent” has become increasingly popular since the lockdown months, as many people turned to indoor gardening to keep their minds occupied and away from stress.

Oct 4, 2020 - VIRTUAL MEETING
It’s 2020. And it’s looking nothing like we had imagined it would be just a mere eight months ago.

Sep 24, 2020 - WELL BEING
A room by room guide to the best colours for each space in your home The concept that colours affect our mood and emotions is well-known and has been studied for thousands of years. In fact, this phenomenon can be traced back to ancient Egyptians who studied the effects of colours and used them to accomplish holistic benefits.

Sep 16, 2020 - TRAVELLING
Cancelled getaways, family vacations, work conferences; it’s been five months since the COVID-19 pandemic forced borders shut across the world.

Sep 8, 2020 - VIRTUAL MEETINGS
Relying on online channels to communicate with teammates and clients can be more challenging than you think! For some, the difficulty lies in adjusting to the increased frequency of online meetings while for others, virtual meetings are a relatively new experience.

Sep 3, 2020 - SPACE EXPLORATION
Humans have always been explorers, we’ve explored continents, continue exploring oceans and space. This instinct to explore is what drove Hazza Al Mansouri, the first Emirati astronaut to venture into space; and the UAE’s launch of the Hope probe, which is the first probe to provide a complete picture of the Martian atmosphere.

Aug 20, 2020 - WELL BEING
Being confined at home with family members or by yourself can be stressful. With limited face-to-face interactions, feelings of stress and anxiety might begin to creep in.

Jul 2, 2020 - MOMENTS
Imagine you had to recount the lockdown to your children or grandchildren 50 years from now. What would you tell them? This period will forever be etched in our hearts – for those in the frontlines, a time when they stood up to the call of duty and for many of us, a time when plans and aspirations were put on hold to fight a common unseen threat.

Jun 26, 2020 - ENVIRONMENT
Our physical environment is changing at an unprecedented pace and organizations – both public and private – recognize the need to shift from a business-as-usual mind-set.

Jun 12, 2020 - WELL BEING
Is your lifestyle positively affecting your health or destroying it? The constant reminder to stay healthy is everywhere from billboards to social media, but unfortunately, we’ve gotten so used to it, muted it out, and failed to live out its message consistently. All it takes is making small behavioral changes, one-step at a time.

Jun 7, 2020 - SPECIAL DAYS
With Father’s Day around the corner, here’s a look at the best gift experiences for dads with different interests.

Jun 3, 2020 - WELL BEING
Creativity Hacks to Improve Your Mental wellness You’ve been indoors for a couple of weeks, since the compulsory ‘stay home’ directive. The first two weeks were great- you finally got to spend quality time with your family.

May 25, 2020 - EID AL FITR
After a long month of fasting during Ramadan, Eid Al Fitr presents a festive respite for Muslims everywhere. Also called the Festival of Breaking the Fast – fitr translates to breakfast.

May 21, 2020 - RAMADAN
You may be surprised to find out that Ramadan is a lot more than just fasting. In this article, we highlight a few important lessons from the holy month, which can be beneficial to just about anyone.

May 18, 2020 - RAMADAN
Ramadan is a chance to slow down, and reflect upon the relationship we have with ourselves and with each other.Perhaps the most obvious aspect of Ramadan is the fast; abstaining from food and water during daylight.

Apr 30, 2020 - RAMADAN
Ramadan is traditionally considered a special time of the year, but current events in 2020 will shape the Islamic holy month in unprecedented ways. The global COVID-19 outbreak means that many usual events have been cancelled and traditions may be marked differently in line with health recommendations.

Mar 19, 2020 - SPECIAL DAYS
Mother's Day is a special and unique day to honor all mums. This day of celebration is fast approaching and will be celebrated on 21st March. It's easy to get swayed into thinking that the most valuable things in life come with a high price tag but something as small as choosing to be present sends a clear and heartfelt message too.

Mar 5, 2020 - WINTER ACTIVITIES
After months of summer, when there is not much choice but to stay mostly indoors, winter in the UAE (from October to March) is a sweet taste of freedom with unlimited hours of fun in the sun.

Jan 14, 2020 - WELL BEING
When the clock ticks closer to midnight on New Year's Eve, it's time to think deeply about what you can accomplish in the New Year. After all 2020 dawns with new hopes and promises, so why not to make the most of it.

Jan 14, 2020 - SHOPPING
It's that time of the year again! Dubai is gearing up to end 2019 and welcome the New Year on a high note with its annual shopping, merrymaking and feasting extravaganza - the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF)

Dec 17, 2019 - TRAVEL
The holy month of Ramadan lets you witness a different side of the United Arab Emirates. Muslims fast from dawn to dusk and only break their fast at sunset for a whole month.

Dec 17, 2019 - TRAVEL
If you have ever had the misfortune of missing a flight or dealing with a long stopover.

Dec 17, 2019 - DIGITAL BANKING
We have all been through it. Queuing up at the teller, waiting for the branch to open, unable to bank during holidays or weekends - just when we need, forgetting to pay bills. Welcome to digital banking! The smarter, simpler way to bank while on-the-go.