Bring Out The Explorer In You: All New Ford 2021 Explorer

By Shereen Shabnam With an imposing personality, capability enhancing features and powerful EcoBoost 2.3L engine, the new Ford Explorer 2021 is simply unstoppable. After a redesign, Ford Explorer is now is more spacious, fuel- efficient, and comes with plenty of standard safety features. With seating up to 7, this is the perfect SUV for any family.  EXTERIOR The power and driving dynamics of the 2021 Explorer come wrapped in an eye-catching design that boasts authentic comfort and style. Adaptive LED lighting headlamps are not just striking, they are smart and guide you through the night, adjusting accordingly with your vehicle. … Continue reading Bring Out The Explorer In You: All New Ford 2021 Explorer

Home away from Home: Huus Gstaad

By Shereen Shabnam In search of Alpine experiences with a touch of comfort, we recently had the most memorable holiday at HUUS Gstaad, a warm homely hotel nestled among the rolling peaks of the Bernese Alps with the best views in all of Gstaad. Unpretentious, the friendly and down to earth staff went above and beyond to make us feel at home the minute we arrived at the hotel with some value-added experiences that got my daughter realise her dream of river rafting and encourages us to go outdoors and explore this beautiful region in as many ways as possible. My … Continue reading Home away from Home: Huus Gstaad

‘Be Our Guest’ campaign starts in RAK Mall, Lulu Mall Fujairah and Mall of Umm Al Quwain

Line Investments & Property (LIP)malls initiates five weeks of Spend and Win promotions with Valentine’s and Mission Mars Celebrations The shopping mall and management division of Lulu Group International, Line Investments & Property (LIP) introduces the ‘Be Our Guest’ campaign with a number of initiatives for the month of February across three Malls in Northern Emirates, RAK Mall, Lulu Mall Fujairah and Mall of Umm Al Quwain. The Spend and Win promotion will have 35 daily prize winners and a grand prize winner in each mall. From February 7th to March 13th, shoppers can be part of the Spend & … Continue reading ‘Be Our Guest’ campaign starts in RAK Mall, Lulu Mall Fujairah and Mall of Umm Al Quwain

Perfect Portugal

By Shereen Shabnam When I look back at my time in Portugal, what comes to mind is the medieval castles, palaces, hilltop castles, picturesque cobblestone villages, bustling towns and great food. My favourite time was sitting in the open-air cafes, watching the locals while enjoying freshly baked bread, delicious fried sardines served with sauces of your choice, olives, a wide variety of cheeses and the best potato dishes that I have never been able to emulate in my kitchen. If you like desserts as much as I do, indulge in an egg custard tart from the many cafes around the … Continue reading Perfect Portugal

Indulgent Escape: Gramado

By Shereen Shabnam One of the most memorable trips I have taken as a motoring enthusiast was to Gramado, a tiny mountain resort that has the Hollywood Car Museum and a place for super car driving experiences. The town is like a Swiss mountain village with boutiques selling avant-garde glasswork, gourmet chocolate and has some of the best local clothes and shoe designers. Cuisine For food lovers, Gramado is a town that arouses all of your senses. The smell of chocolate and fondue is all around and the gastronomic experiences at cafes with restaurants along the streets that specialize in … Continue reading Indulgent Escape: Gramado

The Retreat Palm Dubai unveils Healthy Afternoon Tea featuring Vegan, Keto, and Paleo-friendly menu

Revel in picturesque views while sipping signature coffee and tea blends and enjoying healthy snacks and desserts     Spend quality time with your friends while relishing the beautiful views of Palm Jumeirah and the Dubai skyline, over a Healthy Afternoon Tea at The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel. Guests can choose from the curated menu of delectable yet guilt-free snacks and desserts featuring Vegan, Keto, and Paleo-Friendly dishes complemented with the hotel’s signature coffee and tea blends. The Vegan menu includes tomato shells filled with guacamole, vegan berry treats and more. Those who are on Keto diet can enjoy … Continue reading The Retreat Palm Dubai unveils Healthy Afternoon Tea featuring Vegan, Keto, and Paleo-friendly menu

Western Furniture: The art living inspired by Reflex Angelo

Living is an art form that evolves you as an individual. Your home is a reflection of your persona and you must portray it in the best possible way. Western Furniture is here to inspire you with a gamut of home décor ideas for your bedroom and living room. Reflex Angelo furnishings are the outcome of a harmonious blend of technology, design, research, and tradition. Below are few home setups that you can take inspiration from, to style your dream home: Continue reading Western Furniture: The art living inspired by Reflex Angelo

Driven by a Vision: From a Doctorate in Law to building a multi-billion-dirham Empire

Dr. Brian Etemad Esq. By Shereen Shabnam Having strategic vision led conversations with the charming and highly energised Dr. Brian Etemad Esq., a licensed US Attorney from New York and the dynamic CEO of the award winning Tamleek Real Estate Co. has always been a delight over the last few years. Steve Jobs once said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” You can tell Dr. Brian thrives in his industry because he loves every bit of what he does and he does it well. Our recent discussions centred on Dr. Brian Etemad, Esq. … Continue reading Driven by a Vision: From a Doctorate in Law to building a multi-billion-dirham Empire

Blending Interactivity with Health and Education

BenQ 4K UHD 86” Education Interactive Flat Panel Display By Shereen Shabnam The highlight of my 2020 reviews was BenQ’s 86″ Germ Resistant Education Interactive Flat Panel, RP8602, designed for an engaging and healthy teaching and learning environment. Installed with proficient cloud features including cloud whiteboard, the plug and play RP02 enhances class preparation participation and fosters collaboration beyond locations and platforms. The smart IFP is also packed with advanced air quality sensors, germ-resistant screen, and eye-care solutions for a healthily, smooth and fun teaching and learning experience. Real-Time Collaboration for Learning and Student Engagement Being married to an educator … Continue reading Blending Interactivity with Health and Education

An Ode to Virtual Facilitation

My facilitation experience has been extensive to say the least, across all levels of organizations; there’s really not much that I haven’t been asked to perform, or have not experienced in formal presentation terms. Yet each and every one has strengthened my facilitation kit gearing me up to face any unexpected reality. By writing these words, the floodgates on ‘memorable facilitation experiences’ has indeed opened.  Ahh, the impact from covering the 600-wide audience with a physical substitute for the ‘workplace glass ceiling’ (fabulous experience yet logistical nightmare!), uggh, the loss of voice throughout the global rollout, ahh, the thrill of … Continue reading An Ode to Virtual Facilitation

Sporty & Elegant: 2021 Lexus RX

By Shereen Shabnam Recently, I headed to the new Lexus Showroom in Dubai Investments Park to pick up the new Lexus RX 350, a luxury crossover SUV that fascinates hearts with its elegant dynamic presence well-rounded performance and eye-catching appearance. We feature the aspects of the car we like the most. Interior The interior cabin has been designed to be spacious but the highlight of the RX’s interior is the soft leather and a wide range of drive assist features. Lexus also offers several features for a comfortable and easy drive with an infotainment system, touchscreen capability, cruise control, Bluetooth, … Continue reading Sporty & Elegant: 2021 Lexus RX

Agile and Edgy: Honda Civic EXI 2020

By Shereen Shabnam The new 2020 Honda Civic comes in several variants and remains a perfect mid-size family sedan that ticks all the boxes for budget buyers who want a car that looks luxurious. Over time, it has evolved from a hatchback to a sedan to a coupe. The new Civic is good value, comes with a spacious interior space, efficient fuel economy and has a wide range of bodies and engines to suit the tastes of different drivers. The 2.0-liter inline-4 is standard in the sedan and coupe while a 1.5-liter turbo-4 is another efficient option. We find that … Continue reading Agile and Edgy: Honda Civic EXI 2020

Elegant, Powerful and Unique: Aston Martin DBX

By Shereen Shabnam The first SUV from Aston Martin, the DBX is a new kind of Aston Martin, one founded on the principles of beauty, luxury and driving dynamics. Ready to go anywhere, it’s powered by the spirit of adventure and we drove it for a few days around Dubai, turning heads on very street in the city. Interior Built on brand-new architecture, the first thing we notice is the Aston Martin DBX is designed to perfection in true Aston Martin style. Brimming with the latest technology, the DBX is comfortable, sumptuously luxurious, has a host of safety features and … Continue reading Elegant, Powerful and Unique: Aston Martin DBX

Feeling into tomorrow’s reality

Susan Furness If there is one thing I have long-since known, it is that you cannot know the future. So, when Dr Judi Neal named Sensing The Future as one of the five Edgewalker Skills I was immediately drawn to the conversation. The notion of Sensing The Future speaks to me in a number of ways. Sensing the Future speaks to both the creative and logical me, reminding you don’t know what you don’t know and you definitely don’t know the Future until it is has moved through being Present, to become the Past. Sensing the Future stirs my sixth … Continue reading Feeling into tomorrow’s reality

Even the Emotionally Intelligent and Mentally Aware can suffer mental stress – A Personal Perspective

Maggie Williams My goodness, what a year 2020 has been for all of us. No one has been untouched in this year of isolation, lockdown, loss of employment and income, loss of personal contact, loss of being able to comfort the dying, loss of home and comfort. Some of us, like myself have experienced all of these and more this year. They say four of the biggest causes of Mental Stress are Financial stress, Moving house, loss of loved ones, loss of sources of employment. This year, I personally lost much of my source of income in a country which … Continue reading Even the Emotionally Intelligent and Mentally Aware can suffer mental stress – A Personal Perspective

Sanctuary for the Senses: Shangri-la Dubai

By Shereen Shabnam My favourite place to be in Dubai is the Shangri-La Hotel, my perfect sanctuary during these trying times for fitness and relaxation, delicious dining and premium wellness and leisure facilities. EVery morning I start my day at the wellness area and while people close to me wish it was more in the gym, I absolutely love the serene and calm environment of the indoor spa and jacuzzi. The hotel offers a glimpse of the iconic skyline of Sheikh Zayed Road nad has spectacular rooms, from one-bedroom suites with spacious living areas to two- or three-bedroom apartments for … Continue reading Sanctuary for the Senses: Shangri-la Dubai

Automotive Art : Cathy Deniset

Dubai based French artist, Cathy Deniset, is recognised as a professional when it comes to performing arts, painting of most desired objects in the region like iconic cars, portraits and abstract art. She has worked as a dancer, choreographer, model and lighting engineer in France. Her experience and love for color, lights and shadows encouraged her to dive into the painting world. She started her journey learning in Paris the foundations of oil painting from the famous artist Christoff Debusschere. Her paintings possess a sense of balance, freedom and vividness that reflect Cathy’s personality and lifestyle. She has exhibited her … Continue reading Automotive Art : Cathy Deniset

Dubai based Artist, Zak Zorro’s single ‘Jeeta Raha’ crosses 1 million views within 24 hours of release

Zakeer Hussain  popularly known as ‘Zak Zorro’ released his latest music video ‘Jeeta Raha’ on December 20, 2020 a song dedicated to fathers as a tribute to the unconditional love and constant sacrifices they make for their children’s happiness and wellbeing. The music video seems to have struck an emotional chord with viewers and has gone viral raking up over a million views in under 24 hours of its release. Although not new to the million views club (Zak’s previous music videos ‘Teri Yaad Mey’ and ‘Taqdeeron ke Khilone’ have crossed over 2 million and 1 million views respectively) Jeeta … Continue reading Dubai based Artist, Zak Zorro’s single ‘Jeeta Raha’ crosses 1 million views within 24 hours of release

Toshiba Gulf FZE to highlight Memory and Storage Solutions at GITEX 2020

Canvio Flex, Canvio Gaming Hard Disk Drives and Kioxia Memory Products to take centre stage at the Toshiba Stand Toshiba Gulf FZE will be highlighting its key memory and storage solutions at Hall 4, Stand C10 at GITEX 2020, held from Dec 6th -10th, 2020. Activations include a Twitter competition where winners can walk away with four Canvio Flex External Hard Disk Drives while GITEX visitors can also enjoy KIOXIA shows at the stand and attend interesting free  seminars related to Digital photography, in particular aerial photography and cinematography using drones and UAVs. “KIOXIA”(Previously Toshiba Memory ) branded products showcased … Continue reading Toshiba Gulf FZE to highlight Memory and Storage Solutions at GITEX 2020

Shang Palace: The delightful flavours of Asian fine dining

By Shereen Shabnam My favourite destination in Dubai for Chinese cuisine is the signature restaurant for Shangri-La Hotels worldwide, Shang Palace which now has a refreshing new look and a reinvented menu with innovative twists.  After my regular workout recently at the Shangri La Dubai, I was famished and expected my usual dishes but was equally pleased with the new menu which still had my old favourites. The updated and refreshing look of the restaurant blends modern with tradition featuring warm tones of deep red offset with cooling greys to create a welcoming and relaxing dining ambience. The Chinese characters … Continue reading Shang Palace: The delightful flavours of Asian fine dining

Precious Stones & Positive Energy

Illuminated your natural beauty with the right piece of jewellery By Shereen Shabnam While strolling down a picturesque marina in Istanbul with a Turkish friend a few years ago, I learnt some parts of her culture, festivals and traditions that I found interesting and profound but the stories about the power of the evil eye stood out the most. Hence started my journey in investing in Turkish jewellery starting form possibly a dozen trips to the Grand Bazaar over the years. The most eye-catching designs I have seen recently however is from Jacquie Aiche designs that uses stones with healing … Continue reading Precious Stones & Positive Energy

Dubai Based Singer, Zakeer Hussain with Artist name Zak Zorro Releases new Music Video

Zakeer Hussain Known as “Zak Zorro” has released another Music Video titled “Teri Yaad Mey” shot fully in Dubai, a song dedicated to people in love with a social Message. The song is about the endless memory of love and separation.  The song conveys love after separation and how beautiful memories continue haunting about the person we love and it has an inspiring social message about Karma. All the cast in the song are locally based in Dubai. Jumana Khan is a well-known Social Media influencer and Sagar Midda works in the Fashion Industry while Soniya Rana is a fashion … Continue reading Dubai Based Singer, Zakeer Hussain with Artist name Zak Zorro Releases new Music Video

Unrivalled Performance: The 2020 Sierra

Shereen Shabnam One of the most fun test drives for me last month was the all-new 2020 GMC Sierra HD. Designed to meet the needs of the modern full-size truck owner and featuring class-leading towing capabilities, the new GMC Sierra is bigger and stronger than ever and the smartest yet to wear the nameplate. Known for its remarkable performance, the GMC Sierra also offers the world’s first MultiPro Tailgate, standard on Denali and AT4 and for 2020 available on the SLE and Elevation trims. With six unique functions and positions offering enhanced second-tier loading and load-stop solutions, a standing workstation … Continue reading Unrivalled Performance: The 2020 Sierra

An Icon Returns

All-New Land Rover Defender By Shereen Shabnam Amongst the most passionate of off-road enthusiasts globally, no other vehicle has the legendary status of the Land Rover Defender. My childhood memories of river splashing in the Fiji Islands in robust Defenders of the past to feeling the adrenaline rush bashing the desert dunes of the Middle East over the last 20 years, Land Rover has always made me feel at home wherever I travelled to because of its nomadic DNA that I very much relate to as an expat and an avid traveller. In the UAE, there are six models to choose … Continue reading An Icon Returns

Aruba Unveils New Secure AI-Powered Solutions and Vision for the Reimagined Workplace

New Approach to Working in 2020 and Beyond Uses Aruba’s AI-powered, Cloud-Native Platform to Deliver Enterprise Access and Enforce Safe Work Habits Tailored To Hybrid Work Environments   Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (NYSE: HPE), today unveiled a suite of innovative workplace solutions and a new vision for three return to work scenarios – returning to the office and venues, working from home, and ultimately, the office reimagined. With Aruba’s AI-powered, cloud-native networking solutions as their foundation, each scenario provides pragmatic steps organizations can take today to expedite business recovery and implement contact tracing and touchless solutions that enhance … Continue reading Aruba Unveils New Secure AI-Powered Solutions and Vision for the Reimagined Workplace

NetApp Architects Application-Integrated Data Management for Kubernetes with Project Astra

NetApp introduces vision for enterprise-class data services for stateful, cloud-native applications with any Kubernetes distribution on any cloud NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP), the leader in cloud data services, today introduced Project Astra, a vision for a software-defined platform that is currently in development with the Kubernetes community. Project Astra will deliver the industry’s most robust, easy-to-consume, enterprise-class storage and data services platform for Kubernetes that enables both application and data portability for stateful applications. Although companies everywhere are rapidly adopting Kubernetes, many organizations lack reliable data and application services, and have difficulty making application data as portable as the applications themselves … Continue reading NetApp Architects Application-Integrated Data Management for Kubernetes with Project Astra

Fortinet’s New Partner Program Addresses Evolving Security Landscape and Business Needs

Fortinet’s Engage Partner Program Offers Channel Partners New Enablement Initiatives and More Flexibility to Drive Business Growth News Summary Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions, recently introduced its new Fortinet Engage partner program. The program provides partners with specializations focused on growing markets, including SD-WAN and cloud, customized support and engagement flexibility to accelerate their business growth and expansion. John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet “With today’s digital innovations being a catalyst for organizations to evolve their networks and security strategies, we have transformed our partner program so partners can … Continue reading Fortinet’s New Partner Program Addresses Evolving Security Landscape and Business Needs

Fast and efficient charge for multiple devices with Anker Innovations’ PD chargers

Fast and efficient charge for multiple devices a hit with consumers Anker Innovations’ PD chargers that can be used to power a wide variety of different devices are gaining popularity as they are designed to deliver the fastest possible charging speed at the shortest time to any USB-C or Lightning devices that support Power Delivery. Faraz Mehdi, Regional Sales Head at Anker Innovations MEA said, “Anker’s world class innovations are reflected in its products. Unlike most PD chargers that are optimized for just one device, Anker accessories cater to multiple devices without compromising on the speed of charging. If your phone takes near … Continue reading Fast and efficient charge for multiple devices with Anker Innovations’ PD chargers

Organized in cooperation with MAG Development : “W capital” Al Ain Real Estate Exhibition came to an end

“W Capital”, one of the leading real estate brokerage companies in the UAE, has concluded its real estate exhibition in cooperation with MAG Development ,  held at the Hili Rayhaan by Rotana Hotel , downtown Al Ain  from 26 to 28 September 2019. The event showcased units of “MAG City’s “Project developed by MAG Development, the MAG Group’s real estate arm, a fully gated residential compound comprising townhouses and apartments in Mohammed Bin Rashid City, Al Meydan, District 7. Located in the most sought after area, Mohammed Bin Rashid City is a very important location for its proximity to Dubai International Airport … Continue reading Organized in cooperation with MAG Development : “W capital” Al Ain Real Estate Exhibition came to an end

Help AG Advances AI-powered Cybersecurity Abilities with Exabeam Partnership

Further augmenting its capabilities in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for cybersecurity, Help AGtoday announced a new partnership with Exabeam, the Smarter SIEM™ company. As the Middle East focus partner for Exabeam, Help AG will bring to market Exabeam’s industry-leading security information and event management (SIEM) and user and entity behaviour analytics (UEBA) solutions. This will empower regional enterprises to detect, investigate and respond to cyberattacks more efficiently and effectively. This new partnership is in line with Help AG’s AI strategy. Over the last year, the security services and solutions provider has worked closely with several industry-leading technology vendors to … Continue reading Help AG Advances AI-powered Cybersecurity Abilities with Exabeam Partnership

Celebrate this Eid Al Fitr in the coolest theme park with cool characters, thrilling rides and extensive entertainment activities

It’s the time to enjoy and spend a memorable Eid Al Fitr with your family and friends at the coolest theme park in Dubai with a special price for UAE residents offer AED 225. There will be extensive EID activities and special entertainment like Character Parade, character meet & greet, Park dance, Arabic globe performer, African drummers and acrobats, street performers, Magic shows at the CN theatre and many more. The in-park celebrations will continue throughout the Eid holidays. IMG presents 360-degree fun experience, allowing guests of all ages to relax and enjoy special festivities in a cool and comfortable … Continue reading Celebrate this Eid Al Fitr in the coolest theme park with cool characters, thrilling rides and extensive entertainment activities

Line Investments & Property (LIP) announce Ramadan and Eid promotions at RAK Mall, Lulu Mall Fujairah and Mall of Umm Al Quwain

Line Investments & Property (LIP)malls plan Ramadan and Eid campaigns across the Northern Emirates The shopping mall and management division of Lulu Group International, Line Investments & Property (LIP) announce Ramadan and Eid promotions at RAK Mall, Lulu Mall Fujairah and Mall of Umm Al Quwain, with the mall tenants offering exciting products and Ramadan sales. The ‘Eid of 21’ promotion is until May 15th 2021. Based on the theme, the prizes of Eidiyah will be given to 21 people across each mall i.e. Mall of UAQ, RAK Mall, Lulu Mall Fujairah.Visitors who spend AED 100 in the mall and … Continue reading Line Investments & Property (LIP) announce Ramadan and Eid promotions at RAK Mall, Lulu Mall Fujairah and Mall of Umm Al Quwain

The way we were, the way we are: facing the future of the UAE’s cultural development

By Juan Carlos Vasco, ACCIONA Cultural Engineering Director for the Middle East Since the early 2000s, the UAE’s culture sector has grown rapidly. A number of cultural organizations and initiatives have emerged and evolved into a hub such as Art Dubai, the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation, Dubai Design Week, Sharjah Art Foundation, Alserkal Avenue… to name a few. The UAE has seen increased global recognition in its positioning to become a cultural leader in the region. This is a result of economic initiatives, such as the launch of the UAE Cultural Development Fund, which aims to support cultural … Continue reading The way we were, the way we are: facing the future of the UAE’s cultural development

Software AG opens entries from University students to 2021 Future Disruptors Award

After a successful debut in 2020, Software AG (Frankfurt MDAX: SOW) has launched the second edition of Future Disruptors Award; a program for undergraduate students from UAE Universities. This year students will create and celebrate prototypes under the theme ‘Enriching lives, improving experiences’. The program is intended to spark creativity that delivers cutting-edge and innovative real-world solutions and play an active role in today’s digital world. Recognized projects will give students the opportunity to showcase their solutions at the 41st GITEX Technology Week. The program aims to nurture innovation by bridging the gap between the current developments in the corporate … Continue reading Software AG opens entries from University students to 2021 Future Disruptors Award