Lovin Dubai https://lovindubai.com Just another Lovin Sites site Mon, 26 Aug 2019 09:20:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 /wp-content/uploads/2019/08/favicon-.png Lovin Dubai https://lovindubai.com 32 32 It Is Possible To Live A More Sustainable Life In The UAE AND Save Money Doing It https://lovindubai.com/latest/live-sustainably-in-dubai https://lovindubai.com/latest/live-sustainably-in-dubai#respond Mon, 26 Aug 2019 06:54:02 +0000 https://lovindubai.com/?p=15603 It’s common knowledge that it’s essential the global population make serious lifestyle adjustments lifestyles right now to prevent a further climate crisis. The good news is that it is possible to turn things around with collective individual actions Certain changes to your daily life allow for more sustainable living. And an amazing initiative by Al-Futtaim … Continued

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It’s common knowledge that it’s essential the global population make serious lifestyle adjustments lifestyles right now to prevent a further climate crisis.

The good news is that it is possible to turn things around with collective individual actions

Certain changes to your daily life allow for more sustainable living.

And an amazing initiative by Al-Futtaim Retail, Practice Positive, is making this so much easier. The initiative aims to inspire change, live better and to be a whole lot kinder to Earth. A cause we can all get behind, right?

And the best part – the initiative is highlighting how EVERYONE can do their part to make a change – It’s not that difficult after all.

Here are FIVE ways to live a more sustainable life in the UAE (and save money whilst you do!)

5. Conserve water

Many parts of the world are already facing a water crisis, installing low flow water fixtures can reduce water consumption by 90% and save on water bills.

All you’ve gotta do is get a faucet aerator at Al-Futtaim Retail ACE & IKEA and save money, water, and the planet. Simples!

More info here.

4. Practice Positive

More than an initiative, ‘practice positive’ is a mindset to inspire change, to ‘bring us together to act in the betterment of the place we call home.’

Following the social channel here gives you a better understanding of how even small changes you make can have a positive impact on the environment. From the amount of water you use to the decisions you make in the supermarket… even your diet choices impact the environment.

Learn more about the Practice Positive movement here.

3. Avoid using plastic bottles

The plastic crisis is here, it is real, and it is destroying the marine life at a dangerously alarming rate.

Cutting off plastic entirely from one’s life can be tricky. But, a good place to make a start is to entirely ditch plastic bottles.

Solution: Install a water filter and carry your own bottle of (non-plastic) water with you. 

2. Choose Fairtrade certified products

Support welfare, fair pay and non-exploiting conditions of farmers by always opting for products that are guaranteed to have been made by fairtrade.

Marks & Spencer’s has guilt-free fairtrade chocolates as well as several other products that are made sustainably. Do we even need an excuse to eat choccies?

1. Use public transportation or an energy-efficient car

Here in Dubai, we know we’re all slightly dependant on our vehicles. But, using public transport or even carpooling can lessen the impact on the environment so much, it’s worth the consideration at least?

Or, check out the latest fuel-efficient hybrid cars? So you can enjoy a quiet ride whilst doing your bit for the planet.

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EDM Fans! An Ibiza DJ Is Bringing You The ULTIMATE Dinner-Disco Party At Soho Garden https://lovindubai.com/sponsored/edm-fans-an-ibiza-dj-is-bringing-you-the-ultimate-dinner-disco-party-at-soho-garden https://lovindubai.com/sponsored/edm-fans-an-ibiza-dj-is-bringing-you-the-ultimate-dinner-disco-party-at-soho-garden#respond Mon, 26 Aug 2019 06:35:39 +0000 https://lovindubai.com/?p=15683 Limitless sushi, ridiculously good music and a disco to match, makes Tokyo Vibez the newest favourite in town. Already known for its signature red-hued lighting and modern Tokyo karaoke-bar-turned-club feels, this weekend favourite at Soho Garden keeps bangin’ out one GREAT event after another. Those who’ve yet to experience the delight of this fresh, nightlife … Continued

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Limitless sushi, ridiculously good music and a disco to match, makes Tokyo Vibez the newest favourite in town.

Already known for its signature red-hued lighting and modern Tokyo karaoke-bar-turned-club feels, this weekend favourite at Soho Garden keeps bangin’ out one GREAT event after another.

Those who’ve yet to experience the delight of this fresh, nightlife newbie should mark their calendars down for this Thursday, August 29.

‘Tales from Tokyo’ its signature Thursday night dinner & disco, is bringing in YOUSEF

Known for its signature Thursday nights that whip up signature dishes from Tokyo Vibez’ long list of Japanese menu, house DJs Jixo & Danz & Jean B IAm AND a festival/nightclub set-up is an unmissable event.

YOUSEF is coming to perform in only FOUR days after taking over Ibiza with his house and techno mixes.

It’s a three-in-one occasion that suits the entire squad’s preference

…because we all know how tough it can get planning a night out on the weekends!

Dine, dance AND let yourself loose to the tunes YOU love the most.

パーティThe important bits:

You can daaaance, you can jiiiivee as long as you reserve!

Book your reservations by calling Soho Garden on +971 52 388 8849, or email reservations@sohogardendxb.com

More info here.

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The Top 10 Things Every Dog Owner In Dubai Needs To Know https://lovindubai.com/best-of/dogs-in-dubai https://lovindubai.com/best-of/dogs-in-dubai#respond Mon, 26 Aug 2019 06:27:02 +0000 https://lovindubai.com/?p=15666 It’s International Dog Day, so today is the day you can go OTT on pet treats and no one can say a thing about it. Call a spade a spade, Dubai is not a ‘dog city’ but there are still countless ways to treat your dog in Dubai and also some hidden gems all dog-owners … Continued

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It’s International Dog Day, so today is the day you can go OTT on pet treats and no one can say a thing about it.

Call a spade a spade, Dubai is not a ‘dog city’ but there are still countless ways to treat your dog in Dubai and also some hidden gems all dog-owners should know about.

Here are the top 10 things every dog owner in Dubai needs to know

 

10. Your doggo questions answered at the touch of a button – useful Facebook groups

Try ‘Dogs in Dubai‘ – A 27k strong group which shares over 10 posts a day. If you need advice about being a pet-parent, if you’re considering adopting a dog here in Dubai, or looking for a good vet in your location, this is your go-to.

9. Taking the doggy bag to another level: RuffpawzDXB

A brand new concept, Ruffpawz is a monthly subscription bag full of doggy toys, cookies and treats that gets delivered to your home. The bag also includes a monthly supply of poo bags (keep these streets clean!) and by committing you’ll be joining a community of dog lovers. Soon, Ruffpawz will offer info on restos that allow dogs, grooming, vets and boarding info.

More info here

8. Bond with your pooch during training

A fun way to bond your pooch, you’ll learn to understand them better and vice versa! If you’re looking for paw-fect behaviour check out Petsville for leaders in pet training where your doggo can learn everything from agility and scent work to aggression control.

More info here

7. Dubai is filled with brilliant daycare options

Leaving your dog to fend for themselves while you work could put you off adopting a dog, however, the day care options in Dubai are second-to-none.

Fetch Dubai is ‘not just a kennel’ They’ve got balls, bubbles, movies, group activities and even training and report cards!

Or try Spot , a chain well-known in New York, the Dubai edition has a huggggeee outdoor play area.

For tip-top grooming, try Barkingham Palace Dubai 

6. Find a pet-friendly breakfast or lunch spot

You want to spend hours enjoying (actual) brunch at the weekend, but how could you do it with your doggo sitting at home.

Social Company, Lowe, SingleFinn, Arrows and Sparrows, Irish Village and so many more welcome our four-legged friends.

Read: The Top 10 Pet-Friendly Places In Dubai Right Now

5. Find one of Dubai’s most luxurious ‘pet resorts’ and go for a doggy swim

MySecondHome has an indoor dog park, both indoor and outdoor pools, grooming and boarding options, perfect for daycare, or if you’re going on your holi-bops.

One resident had only amazing things to say about the facility;

“My Second Home has literally saved both my dogs here in Dubai. It has enhanced the quality of their lives immeasurably and as a result, improved the quality of mine too. Go and speak to the team there. Ask for Sean, Sue, Kerry or Vaughn.”

 

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4. Try healthy doggo ice cream: Hugo and Celine

Everyone can have a ruff day – pooch treats are the best!

Dog ice cream is a thing and it’s the best. Find a brand that’s organic, lactose-free and sugar-free  like Hugo and Celine. With flavours like ‘lickin’ liver’ and ‘slick salmon’, these will be your dog’s fave treat in no time!

More info here

3. Be the most stylish dog at daycare: Shop at Howl & Growl

Howl & Growl is Dubai’s first luxury boutique for pets and the accessories here are too adorable.

With everything from doggy beds and doggy bows, to bandanas, collars and luxury spray, this is doggy shopping on a whole other level.

Find Howl & Growl here

2. Do a doggo staycay: W Dubai – The Palm

Not all hotels in Dubai are dog-friendly, so the ones that are are truly worth a visit. This is one of the Palm’s most contemporary hotels, book in a weekend here and allow your doggo to roam free!

1. Go and play in a dog-friendly park: Burj Park by Emaar

Few parks in Dubai are dog-friendly, but Burj Park Downtown by Emaar is a handy open park where dogs can roam free!

Alternatively, My Second Home and Petsville both have open green spaces too.

Unfortunately, most beaches in the UAE don’t allow dogs, but take a trip to Kite Beach in UAQ is well worth it for a day of doggo freedom.

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A New Dubai Attraction Has Been Named One Of The ‘World’s Greatest Places’ By Time Magazine https://lovindubai.com/news/quranic-park-time-magazine-dubai https://lovindubai.com/news/quranic-park-time-magazine-dubai#respond Mon, 26 Aug 2019 06:10:15 +0000 https://lovindubai.com/?p=15722 A new Dubai location that opened up last April, the Quranic Park, has been listed in Time magazine this year as one of the ‘World’s Greatest Places.’ This is the second time that the esteemed publication has rounded up the list and it truly comes to no surprise as to why the beautiful Quranic Park … Continued

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A new Dubai location that opened up last April, the Quranic Park, has been listed in Time magazine this year as one of the ‘World’s Greatest Places.’

This is the second time that the esteemed publication has rounded up the list and it truly comes to no surprise as to why the beautiful Quranic Park was chosen.

Quranic Park, located in Al Khawaneej, has been open since April

With the aim to showcase the teachings of Islam to people of all backgrounds, the Quranic park also educates visitors in the miracles of the Holy Quran.

The park has different spaces like the Islamic garden, children’s play areas, an outdoor theatre and a cave of miracles

There’s much to see and much to do at this INCREDIBLE location

It also features fountains, a desert garden, a palm oasis, a lake, a running track, a cycling track and a sandy walking track.

The park also consists of 12 gardens containing the plants mentioned in the Quran, as well as hi-tech trees containing solar panels, outlets for charging mobile phones and Wi-Fi systems.

It’s FREE entry for everyone

So make sure you stop by and visit it while you’re in the city

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This Five Star Beach Resort In Abu Dhabi Is Your NEXT Daycation Spot https://lovindubai.com/sponsored/abu-dhabi-summer-daycation https://lovindubai.com/sponsored/abu-dhabi-summer-daycation#respond Mon, 26 Aug 2019 05:22:27 +0000 https://lovindubai.com/?p=15505 If you’re a fan of lounging in chic bars, sparkling Arabian gulf views, temperature-controlled pools or world-class restaurants, we’ve got the perfect place for you! Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi is an EPIC beach bar, perfect for a chill day with your friends or fam. And, until the end of September, it’s is offering not just … Continued

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If you’re a fan of lounging in chic bars, sparkling Arabian gulf views, temperature-controlled pools or world-class restaurants, we’ve got the perfect place for you!

Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi is an EPIC beach bar, perfect for a chill day with your friends or fam. And, until the end of September, it’s is offering not just one, but TWO extremely tempting weekday ‘summer bliss’ packages.

Enjoy a full idyllic daycation planned to perfection. One of the packages even includes a massage at a beach cabana! Count. Us. In.

Are you tempted? Erm, obvs!

Both deals include pool and beach access and a meal at the world-renowned restaurant. So, here’s what you need to know:

Enjoy a spectacular three-course set menu at Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi WITH pool and beach access – say whaaaaaat!

How much? AED290

Get your hands on the full package and experience a whole new level of relaxation

This is THE definition of DREAMY ‘Summer Bliss’ … Your day will feature pool and beach access, a three-course set menu at Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi PLUS a 45-minute massage at Iridium Spa or the spa cabana by the beach.

How much? AED550

Start your evening the right way…

And finish your day with some fabulous sundowners.

The important bits

The weekday summer bliss deals are available until September 15 from Sundays to Thursdays (not valid during public holidays).

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This New Dubai Hotel Has 269 Pools And It’s World-Class Instagram GOALS https://lovindubai.com/feature/five-jumeirah-village https://lovindubai.com/feature/five-jumeirah-village#respond Mon, 26 Aug 2019 05:02:19 +0000 https://lovindubai.com/?p=15716 Cafes, hotels, restaurants, even meals are now designed with Instagram in mind. The prettier it looks, the more likely you are to snap a pic, which in turn becomes free advertising for the venue. And a hotel that’s got sharable #gramgame to a T? Five, Palm Jumeirah. You’ll find eye-pleasing design features in every nook … Continued

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Cafes, hotels, restaurants, even meals are now designed with Instagram in mind.

The prettier it looks, the more likely you are to snap a pic, which in turn becomes free advertising for the venue.

And a hotel that’s got sharable #gramgame to a T? Five, Palm Jumeirah. You’ll find eye-pleasing design features in every nook and cranny of the Palm hotel but now its sibling has just opened in JVC and Five Palm, plus every other hotel in Dubai has serious competition.

Featuring 269 pools, Five Jumeirah Village looks like something you’d find in LA

Rooms and suites come with your own private pool… can you even?!

The Dubai hotel scene is increasingly competitive with so many design and lifestyle lead hotels in the game, offering a private pool in EACH room makes this newbie truly stand out. As you can imagine, the hotel will also feature some pretty swish restos, a state-of-the-art gym and more.

Every room has been designed to give you that penthouse vibe and even the bathrooms have floor-to-ceiling views of Dubai

Who wouldn’t want a dip in this tub!

Ready for this

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Hilarious Footage Of A Tiny Car Racing An Emirates A380 During Take Off Has Been Shared https://lovindubai.com/feature/emirates-a380-takeoff https://lovindubai.com/feature/emirates-a380-takeoff#respond Mon, 26 Aug 2019 04:11:12 +0000 https://lovindubai.com/?p=15713 A video of a tiny car following an Emirates A380 during takeoff has just been found and it’s your big morning LOL. Looking almost like a ‘catch me if you can’ situation, the car was filmed in Düsseldorf Airport and shared via both @Cargospotter and @Emirates. Shout out to whoever added the ‘chaser’ music, because it’s … Continued

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A video of a tiny car following an Emirates A380 during takeoff has just been found and it’s your big morning LOL.

Looking almost like a ‘catch me if you can’ situation, the car was filmed in Düsseldorf Airport and shared via both @Cargospotter and @Emirates.

Shout out to whoever added the ‘chaser’ music, because it’s nearly too comical watching the car, which actually looks like a toy car next to the majestic A380, as it tries and fails to catch one of the world’s most famous planes.

Düsseldorf Airport got in on the Tweet action, promising an even better show next time

Some Twitter peeps jumped in to praise Emirates

While others jumped in to guess why the car was there in the first place

Baggage handlers be like

The same video has racked up over 340k views on Insta in just two days

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James Charles’ Clapback To A Phone Hacker Just SHOOK Twitter For The Second Time ‘Round https://lovindubai.com/community/james-charles-trending-twitter-dubai https://lovindubai.com/community/james-charles-trending-twitter-dubai#respond Sun, 25 Aug 2019 18:40:35 +0000 https://lovindubai.com/?p=15675 Just a few months back, a beauty YouTuber named James Charles made himself relatively known thanks to a scandal that pretty much broke the internet. The beauty guru has, yet again, become the highlight of social media after he practically shared an explicit photo out to the internet as a pre-emptive, after his phone was … Continued

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Just a few months back, a beauty YouTuber named James Charles made himself relatively known thanks to a scandal that pretty much broke the internet.

The beauty guru has, yet again, become the highlight of social media after he practically shared an explicit photo out to the internet as a pre-emptive, after his phone was hacked, before the hacker could threaten him with it.

Dubai Twitter woke up all sorts of confused wondering whether or not the name trend meant a new beauty-guru drama had taken place during residents’ sleep.

Dubai Twitter users were all sorts of confused upon seeing the trending topic

James took to Twitter to clap back at whoever had hacked into his phone, by leaking out the only content he thought could be threatened against him, a photo of his body taken without clothing.

The post immediately circulated, going viral and reach thousands of people with the response quite mixed.

“Who told James Charles I wanted to see this today?”

Some creative Twitter users used the opportunity to include their fave Korean boyband BTS in edits of James’ photo

Because, you know…it’s the internet.

“A picture of James popped up on my timeline and my colleague saw me looking at it…”

You’re probs not alone.

But the overall Twitter motion goes probably something like this…

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OMG: EXO Have Just Been Spotted In Dubai And Fans Are Freaking OUT! https://lovindubai.com/dubai/exo-spotted-in-dubai https://lovindubai.com/dubai/exo-spotted-in-dubai#respond Sun, 25 Aug 2019 15:49:02 +0000 https://lovindubai.com/?p=15702 EXO is here! Although there’s no confirmation yet as to what some members of the boy band were doing, hyped up fans have tweeted seeing members Baekhyun and Kai at the Dubai airport on Sunday afternoon. The true and OG fans expected this arrival, of course Some fans were even seen holding roses and fan … Continued

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EXO is here!

Although there’s no confirmation yet as to what some members of the boy band were doing, hyped up fans have tweeted seeing members Baekhyun and Kai at the Dubai airport on Sunday afternoon.

The true and OG fans expected this arrival, of course

Some fans were even seen holding roses and fan letters, awaiting the arrival of the two members. The two have just flown out of Manila, after wrapping up the Manila leg of their EXO PLANET #5  – EXplOration concert tour in the Philippines.

Fans are speculating that the team members are in Dubai for EXO ‘Super M’- related schedules

Perhaps to shoot a new music video?

Despite looking exhausted after their long flights, Kai still received presents from fans wholeheartedly

AWWW, even International EXO fans are starting to get envious of the Dubai-EXO prominence.

Don’t worry, pretty sure the band will keep touring the world while they can!

Fingers crossed.

“I’m crying. I was so near to them!”

Fans went crazy at the Dubai airport

Who wouldn’t?

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The UAE’s Top Skater Was Nearly Forced To Quit But It Looks Like Help Came Through https://lovindubai.com/feature/zahra-lari-top-skater-sponsorship https://lovindubai.com/feature/zahra-lari-top-skater-sponsorship#respond Sun, 25 Aug 2019 10:11:27 +0000 https://lovindubai.com/?p=15684 Zahra Lari is an inspirational Emirati figure skater and in April she issued a plea which many found surprising. As the UAE’s top figure skater competing on an international level, Zahra has dreams to compete in the next Winter Olympics in 2022. But she revealed to her over 40k followers that due to zero financial … Continued

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Zahra Lari is an inspirational Emirati figure skater and in April she issued a plea which many found surprising.

As the UAE’s top figure skater competing on an international level, Zahra has dreams to compete in the next Winter Olympics in 2022.

But she revealed to her over 40k followers that due to zero financial support, she may be unable to follow her dream. She went on to say that the costs had become a financial burden on her family and she pleaded with her followers for sponsorship.

Zahra shared this in April, ‘here’s a little update of how things are going’

Many reached out to Zahra hoping a major company would get involved and support her journey

Since the message, Zahra appeared in Vogue Arabia and has become an Etihad Airlines official training partner!

News coverage doesn’t equal sponsorship but it does help to get known. Zahra’s story as a talented hijabi athlete has been shared by numerous UAE publications and Lari is now an official training partner, thanks to the Abu Dhabi airline.

She thanks Etihad for ‘making her dreams come true’

Lari now regularly shared updates of her numerous trips

Shout out to Etihad Airways for making her dream a reality!

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