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For almost a decade, boutique gyms have reigned supreme as the fitness industry moved away from multinational, traditional facilities towards a more bespoke approach. Customers have since been spoiled for choice in terms of exercise options, with classes becoming increasingly creative. Trampoline HIIT on Monday? Sure. Puppy Pilates on Wednesday? Why not.  Flexibility and diversity have become central principles of the industry and apps like ClassPass have flourished, offering people a multitude of experiences and...

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There are more than 200 UAE libraries across the country that range from academic to innovative, each and every one of them is bursting with books to read and borrow.  Not only do they offer endless reading opportunities, but many other purposes, too: serving as co-working spaces for entrepreneurs, learning spaces, and centers providing activations and activities for children and adults. Dubai Culture is keen on helping people make reading a daily habit in line...

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It’s been labelled a “revolution” and a “controversial threat” to golf, while some of its players have even received death threats for their involvement. The Saudi Arabian-backed LIV Golf tour has certainly shaken up one of the world’s oldest and most traditional sports. So what is all the fuss is about? The background Professional golf is split into two flagship competitions. The first and oldest is the PGA Tour, which was founded in 1929 and...

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Feeling down or simply not yourself lately? Are you in need of some positive energy in your life? Head over to Miracles Abu Dhabi, which has just opened its second branch in the UAE.  Miracles Abu Dhabi is a hub for wellness and self-development that offers unique healing treatments focusing on balancing the mind, body, and spirit. It also encourages health and self-development through a variety of alternative therapy techniques.   Therapies such as energy healing,...

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Valued at $724.48 billion in 2021, the global consumer electronics market is growing rapidly and shows no signs of slowing: and one thing that generates in addition to profits is a mind-boggling amount of e-waste. According to Precedence Research, the market size is expected to surpass $1.13 trillion by 2030. The surging demand for electronic devices is likely in part due to shifts in work culture post-Covid. Companies such as Google have adopted flexible working hours, whereby people work...

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Attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a neurodevelopmental disorder commonly associated with children — but adults get it too. A 2021 review of evidence-based studies on ADHD, published in the journal Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, indicates that ADHD has a prevalence rate of 5.9 percent among the youth. The same article found ADHD occurs in 2.5 percent of adults. ADHD is a chronic and debilitating condition. Without appropriate management, it can have an adverse impact...

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The idea of sinking down to the depths of the ocean with no access to oxygen tanks and a single rope for company probably sounds like the stuff of nightmares to many people. But for freedivers, this type of descent represents an intoxicating blend of physical endurance and mental tranquillity.  Also known by its scientific name ‘apnea’, freediving has been a pastime of humans for as long as there has been an interest in what...

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The company behind a new unique subscription service claims it will revolutionize treatment and outcomes for UAE diabetics who are currently being failed by the country’s insurance-based healthcare system. Known as the “silent pandemic”, Type 2 diabetes is a condition related to lifestyle that often develops hand-in-hand with obesity. The body either becomes resistant to, or doesn’t make enough of, the hormone insulin, which is produced in the pancreas and helps the body to take...

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Khawla Al Balooshi made history last year when she became the first Emirati woman to compete in an official camel race alongside men, only months after she started riding.  The 28-year-old is an avid surfer, diver, climber and hiker. She worked as a senior analyst in the Strategy Department in the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai and began training in camel racing in August 2021 through the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center. She...

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Miranda Parchoma, a physical education teacher in Abu Dhabi, is a major advocate for balancing academics with individual and team sports for optimal student life. “When it comes to team sports, there are so many invaluable skills learned that are very difficult to learn in any other scenario,” she explains. Team sports give children a physical outlet as well as the chance to develop socially, mentally and emotionally. Student athletes who participate in team sports are proven...

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The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan said: “The role of women is no less than that of men, and today’s students are the mothers of the future”.  The UAE has remained steadfast in Sheikh Zayed’s intention to support and empower women in various fields. Education was a key factor in that plan, opening the doors of work and creating diverse environments for women to engage in.  Sheikh Zayed’s wife, Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak,...