A RARE Experience

By Shereen Shabnam During one of my manic days, I had a chance to escape to Meliã Desert Palm Dubai to have a private lunch at RARE with a Swiss brand and fell in love with the simple yet lush fare.  Located on an extensive polo estate, the resort is nestled amidst lush polo fields and sitting at the patio and the view from RARE, a restaurant that is known for the best steaks in town, offers an oasis of calm. We started our meet and greet outside sipping detox mocktails before the lunch. I always judge a chef by … Continue reading A RARE Experience

Oudh: the holy scent of Ramadan

Rasasi Perfumes, a pioneer within the fragrance industry in the Middle East and one of the first brands to introduce an array of products to help perfume one’s home, welcomes guests this Ramadan for Iftar and Suhoor gatherings with an exotic range of oudh, bukhoors and oud moattars. The holy month is synonymous with Arabian hospitality and family gatherings and brings with it numerous occasions to spend quality time with loved ones. During this time of reflection, fragrances can be used for numerous purposes, from evoking a variety of emotions to also perfuming one’s home, bringing in positive energy and … Continue reading Oudh: the holy scent of Ramadan

Healthy Habits Matter

By Shereen Shabnam I am the queen of being a workaholic and often find that my little Mac is surgically attached to my being even if the cords that bind us may be invisible. Being a workaholic often means I sacrifice my personal time to work and I reckon my Porsche Cayenne Turbo has had more spa days this year than I have had in years. However, since I met my amazing guidance counsellor, Maggie Williams, I have learnt to incorporate some simple steps into my daily routine that has made a difference and I am delighted to share this … Continue reading Healthy Habits Matter

In the Eye of the Storm

Now is the Time for Edgewalkers   Edited By Susan Furness, Edgewalker Senior Associate   US-based Dr Judi Neal offers a heartfelt observation on the troubling realities world over, showing how the Edgewalkers can help. In 2006 she wrote the book Edgewalkers, people and organizations that take risks, build new bridges, and break new ground.   In the Middle East, Edgewalkers International is represented by the well-known brand strategist Susan Furness.   The original article was penned by Dr Neal for the Edgewalker Blog  http://www.edgewalkers.org    “The world is on edge. I’m on edge. I can’t tell if we are on the edge … Continue reading In the Eye of the Storm