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Unless you fly away for the entire summer, chances are you are looking for compelling indoor activities to beat the UAE heat. Whether you’re searching for the perfect family day outing, fancy getting artsy with some friends or seeking an alternative to getting those steps in, we’ve got you covered.  Teible culinary workshops (Dubai) What’s cooking? This farm-to-table restaurant is hosting a series of culinary workshops during the summer for budding chefs and eager home cooks...

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Mary-Justine Todd is the founder and executive director of Shamsaha, the first and only 24 hours a day, seven days a week domestic violence crisis prevention program operating in the Middle East. Shamsaha, which means “her sun” and launched in 2016, has 120 trained and certified women’s crisis advocates working in English and Arabic, with a new app that offers a wealth of information and research as well as text, phone and video crisis counseling....

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Summer in the UAE is not just uncomfortable. It can be life-threatening for babies and children, who are more sensitive than adults to the effects of heat and humidity, such as heat stroke.  Their small bodies are unable to regulate temperature effectively, making it vital that parents and caregivers limit exposure to excessive heat and learn to recognize the symptoms of heat-related illness.   Dr Eunice Adei, specialist pediatrician at Genesis Healthcare Center in Dubai, says...

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Monkeypox, a virus transmitted to humans mostly through small rodents (and less commonly monkeys) was first identified in 1970, and infections have typically been confined to the parts of western and central Africa where it is endemic. The disease is usually mild, with symptoms including fever and rashes clearing within a few weeks. This makes the latest outbreak, four-fifths of which is occurring in Europe, surprising and unusual. Since May, cases have climbed significantly, tripling in...

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Statistics about the growing problem of childhood obesity may help us to understand the scope of the problem, but what can parents actually do about it? The rate of childhood obesity was increasing apace in the UAE even before the pandemic changed everything: from 12 percent of children in 2018 to 17.4 percent in 2020, according to statistics compiled by the Ministry of Health and Community Protection. Other studies have shown that about one-third of children...

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When it comes to flashy gyms and upscale yoga studios — even new health food options — Abu Dhabi and Dubai tend to get all the attention. But with well over a million people, Sharjah is bursting with people looking to destress and boost their health and fitness levels by getting active. Here are some of the best places to work on your health and fitness. Gyms Fitness First Popular throughout the Middle East, Fitness...

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Being Black in the yoga and wellness space is like being Black in many places: you often find that you’re the only one in the room and you regularly come up against discrimination. My experience as a student, both in the United States and in the UAE, has been that it is difficult to find truly inclusive wellness studios and spaces. It’s even more difficult to find Black representation among teachers. The cultural appropriation of...

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One million Muslim pilgrims will be heading over to Makkah this year to complete one of Islam’s main tenets, Hajj. The pilgrimage is arduous and a challenge in itself, therefore, it is important to be prepared beforehand. This includes choosing the right clothes and footwear to taking all health precautions including the necessary vaccines. Last week, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) advised pilgrims and the community to follow precautions before and during...