Living the LBD Life: ICAN PT Presents the Little Black Dress Workout
UAE, October 2016: Recently launched in Dubai, premium personal training brand ICAN PT offers a 5* luxury approach to client fitness. Using tailored training and nutrition programmes, the studio caters to celebrities, leading athletes, and elite clientele.


With the party season just around the corner, it’s time to dust off those dancing shoes and dress to impress! Dazzle in a little black dress with these six exercises outlined by ICAN PT, targeting the lower body for toned thighs, slimmer calves, and toned glutes.
⦁    Lateral Lunges are the way to go for lean, toned thighs and glutes. Stand with feet shoulder width apart, hands on hips. Step out to the right, squatting to a 90 degree angle at the right knee. Return to standing position, repeat on the opposite leg. 3 x 20 reps
⦁    Wide Squats: Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart. Slowly lower to a squatting position, hold for one second, then return to standing position. 3 x 20 reps

⦁    Swiss Ball Squeezes are perfect for toning the inner thighs. Lying on the floor, place the Swiss ball between the knees. Squeeze the knees together, hold for one second, and relax. Repeat. 3 x 30 reps

⦁    Floor Glute Kicks: On all fours, contract the core and glutes. Kick the right leg out as far as possible, hold for one second, and return to the starting position. Repeat on both legs.
3 x 20 reps
⦁    Squat to Calf Raises: Standing with feet apart, lower into a squatting position. Returning to a standing position, rise up onto the toes. Hold for one second, before returning to a neutral position. Repeat. 3 x 20 reps

⦁    Resistance Band Lying Hip Abductions: Lying on one side, loop a resistance band around both ankles. Bracing the core, raise the upper leg straight into the air. Hold for one second, and return to the starting position. Repeat on both sides. 4 x 20 reps

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ICAN Dubai is located at One Lake Plaza, a prime Jumeriah Lake Towers location, and is taking client bookings. Clients can opt for 30 day packages, 4, 8 or 12 month packages or VIP blocks of 100 sessions.



UAE students build teams during official Welcome Day

Dubai, UAE, 30 October 2016:  Hundreds of UAE students, teachers and parents converged at the Dubai Kartdrome on Saturday to register for the new season of the Emirates Schools Karting Championship (ESKC), with student drivers receiving a complimentary test drive on the outdoor circuit.

Back by popular demand, the ESKC returns to the UAE motorsport calendar for its second season.  The Dubai Kartdrome also announced official dates for 2016-2017 as well as new updates in the regulations to make the series accessible to more students.
The ESKC was founded in 2015 under the patronage of Dr. Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE), Vice-President of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), and Chairman of the Arab Council of Touring and Automobile Clubs (ACTAC), with the intent of providing a platform for students across the Emirates to participate in competitive kart racing.

The ATCUAE backed series aims to encourage students to adopt new skill sets which will help them later in life, while at the same time to enjoy the competitive fun of karting.  In the process of forming and operating a school team, students will learn important skills such as team work, strategy and organization.

Due to the popularity of season one, the ESKC has also garnered support from the FIA Grant Programme for the upcoming season.  This will be welcome news for participating students and parents as the entry fees for the championship rounds will now be half of the normal rate.

Another big update is the introduction of the ESKC Junior category, open to students from ages 7 to 12.  The ESKC Junior Championship will consist of four sprint rounds.

The ESKC Senior category for students 13-18 years old, will follow a similar format to season one which will include four endurance rounds.

After receiving feedback from the debut season, ESKC Race Director David Bright spent the summer months reviewing and improving the regulations to make the series even more exciting and welcoming for drivers of all skill levels.

“With the new regulation enhancements and the introduction of the ESKC Junior category, we are expecting more teams and closer racing for season two,” said Bright.

The new changes have already appealed to many students, and the Dubai Kartdrome counted 61 Senior class and 105 Junior class participants on Saturday.  So far there are 22 teams registered in the championship which will run from November until March.

Bright added, “I was totally overwhelmed by the magnitude of students and parents who turned up today.   It was encouraging to see so many kids, even as young as seven years old come out.   It confirms that implementing the Junior ESKC category was a good step forward in making this series a permanent fixture on UAE schools’ extracurricular calendar.”

Additional information can be found at:

Emirates Schools Karting Championship 2016-2017 Season Calendar:

ESKC Junior Category (ages 7-12)
Round 1: 29 January 2017
Round 2: 19 February 2017
Round 3: 5 March 2017
Round 4: 18 March 2017

ESKC Senior Category (ages 13-18)
Round 1: 13 November 2016
Round 2: 4 December 2016
Round 3: 15 January 2017
Round 4: 18 March 2017

Note: dates subject to change.
Junior class drivers at Emirates Schools Karting Championship Welcome Day
Senior class drivers at Emirates Schools Karting Championship Welcome Day


Dubai Maritime Week 2016 kicks off tomorrow with participation of leading international maritime personalities

Dubai Maritime Week 2016 kicks off tomorrow with participation of leading international maritime personalities

Event agenda includes UAE Maritime Leaders Seminar which will focus on Innovation, Smart Shipping & Investment in Human Resource

October 29, 2016

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The 3rd edition of Dubai Maritime Week kicks off tomorrow (Sunday, October 30th, 2016) under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council. It will witness the participation of maritime industry leaders, decision-makers, and experts from the UAE and the rest of the world to discuss current challenges, international best practices, and innovative solutions to promote the competitiveness of the global maritime sector. Theone-of-a kind regional event is of strategic importance in providing strong impetus to national and international efforts in establishing a strong foundation for boosting the maritime industry to keep up with the requirements of the 21st century.


The first day of Dubai Maritime Week 2016 will host world-class events such as the ‘UAE Maritime Leaders Seminar’ organized by the Dubai Maritime Cluster Office to throw the light on smart shipping and maritime innovations. The seminar will showcase the maritime sector’s advancements to new levels of growth and leadership in pace with the latest technological advances and under the leadership of national human resources displaying a high degree of efficiency, innovation and excellence. The agenda includes ‘Smart Maritime Navigation,’ ‘Advantages of Smart Maritime Navigation,’‘Role of Effective Communication in Promoting Smart Maritime Navigation and Development of Human Factor,’ and ‘Role of Smart Maritime Navigation in Shaping the Future of Maritime Sector,’ which will be delivered by international speakers from DNV GL Maritime Advisory, Rolls Royce, Transas, and Lloyd’s Register EMEA.


Amer Ali, Executive Director of Dubai Maritime City Authority, said: “We are upbeat about the impact and results of the 3rd edition of Dubai Maritime Week which has established itself as a leading initiative to support national efforts towards making Dubai a first-class maritime destination. The event is of growing significance on the regional maritime map and is well-aligned with the confident and proactive pace of Dubai to become one of the world’s most competitive maritime capitals.”


“There is no doubt that the upcoming events and anticipated discussions scheduled on the sidelines of Dubai Maritime Week in the presence of a group of eminent maritime experts will provide a strong push to the international maritime sector. It will advance efforts to build and strengthen effective cooperation among maritime leaders in the UAE and the world to build a strong foundation to make the maritime sector an influential economic contributor based on the latest smart shipping techniques and optimal investment in innovation and human resource,” concluded Ali.


The 3rd edition of Dubai Maritime Week, a biennial event, will take place from October 30th to November 3rd, 2016. This year’s edition will feature a series of highly relevant international events, including the Dubai Maritime Summit, the UAE Maritime Leaders Seminar, Seatrade Maritime Middle East, the Global Shippers Forum, and the DMCA Partners Appreciation Gathering. They will all provide practical platforms for strengthening communication and international cooperation in order to build a clear industry roadmap, overcome obstacles, and optimize opportunities for a safe and sustainable international maritime community.



ARTAR Real Estate Development gives visitors to Cityscape Jeddah

unique interior inspection of future homes


Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 29th October 2016: Visitors to Cityscape Jeddah this week will be able to take a ‘virtual reality’ trip forward in time to inspect luxury apartments in Dubai that have already attracted Saudi investors.


State-of-the-art technology being used at the exhibition for the first time will allow ARTAR Real Estate Development to present unique interior views of the 36-storey residential tower, Mada Residences.


The 193 larger than average 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom luxury apartments are scheduled for early delivery in Downtown Dubai in Q2 2018, but visitors to the ARTAR stand at Cityscape Jeddah won’t have to wait that long to see what the finished homes will look like.


By slipping on virtual reality headsets they’ll be taken on a revealing ‘tour’ of the apartments thanks to a newly designed mobile app which ARTAR spent six months developing.


“The beauty of the Mada Residences apartments is that they’ve been designed with a big emphasis on liveability, which means a higher level of space and comfort than normal,” said ARTAR’s Chief Executive, Sulaiman Abdulrahman Al Rashid. “We’ve already attracted a good number of Saudi investors for this reason.”


“You can’t capture that in one dimensional images, so we’re using the latest technology to effectively take investors into the apartments and show them what makes these homes special.”



Available to download on both iOS and Android devices, the Mada Residences app means anyone interested in the development can take the property home in their pocket and experience it at a touch of a button.


Cityscape Jeddah takes place from 2-4 November at Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events under the Patronage of HRH Prince Misha’al bin Majed bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Jeddah.


The real estate development arm of Abdul Rahman Saad Al-Rashid & Sons, a group with over 50 years of regional experience, ARTAR says developers need to place a growing emphasis on technology to stand out.


Al Rashid added: “On the one hand, we’re committed to giving investors and end users the best value for money in terms of the quality and size of homes that we build, in delivering them on time, and in offering payment plans which ease their financial burden.”


“But we’re also constantly looking towards new technology for better ways to showcase what we have to offer as a developer. I’m sure other leading developers will be doing the same at Cityscape Jeddah, just as they did at Cityscape Global in Dubai last month.”


ARTAR has signed an MOU with Arab Bank to offer finance solutions for buyers of apartments at Mada Residences, which is a one minute walk from Dubai Mall, the world’s biggest shopping destination. A 30-70 payment plan means buyers can delay the bulk of the investment until their new home is completed.


Caption:          State-of-the-art technology will help Saudi developer ARTAR give visitors to Cityscape Jeddah a ‘virtual reality’ trip ahead in time to inspect luxury apartments in Dubai.




About ARTAR Real Estate Development


A prominent name in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ARTAR is the real estate development arm of Abdul Rahman Saad Al-Rashid & Sons Co. A group with over 50 years of regional construction excellence, they are classified as an ‘A’ Class contactor by the Contractor’s Classification Agency.


ARTAR Real Estate Development is committed to providing exceptional quality and workmanship focused on well-crafted liveability.


About Mada Residences


Taking the concept of Liveability to actual living breathing spaces, Mada Residences are a selection of 1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments located in Downtown Dubai.


Each apartment has been crafted with family-centric liveability for those who love their spacious spaces. With floor to ceiling glass, balconies in every apartment and well thought-out amenities designed in a way that elevates the usability of space and achieves enduring value.


The intelligent use of space becomes evident from the moment you enter the reception, all the way to the apartments, where every bedroom comes with an en suite bathroom. Spacious walk-in closets and balconies are core features and benefits resulting from adhering to the concept of Liveability. Mada Residences bring individuals and families the finest that comfort has to offer.




Art comes alive through handmade paintings at United Furniture

Art comes alive through handmade paintings at United Furniture

Dubai, October 30, 2016: Cities, transports, places, humans, animals – the myriad facets of the world have been captured in a wide range of breathtaking handmade paintings at United Furniture, a leading furniture and furnishings brand in the UAE.

Incricately carved in a kaliedascope of colours and eye-grabbing techniques and textures, this season is all about handmade art at United Furniture.

Giving a platform to painters from around the world, the paintings featured are extremely diverse in style, texture and materials used, such as wood, metal and print. From contemporary and abstract to classic and exotic, there is something for every home and every taste at United Furniture’s stores across the UAE.



Various modes of transport come alive in paint from cars, scooters and motorcycles to planes and trains. Iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and Leaning Tower of Pisa call out in colour while Michael Jackson’s iconic silver pose speaks of a musical era gone by. Colourful and abstract, a wide diversity of styles can be found at United Furniture, each brilliant in its handmade creation.

Commenting on the collection, Mr. Anup Ravindranath, Director, United Furniture said, “We are very pleased to bring in this new array of handmade paintings to the UAE. Art has always been a focal point at United Furniture. We strongly believe that art gives every home a distinctive character, an edge that only art can create. These handmade paintings are a work of such brilliance and talent of artists from around the world. It gives us great pleasure to bring this to our customers in the UAE.”

United Furniture have been revolutionizing home and office furnishings since 1975 through their incredible designs and décor solutions. Their contemporary collections are sourced from across the globe guaranteeing only the highest quality and world-class style.

United Furniture showrooms in the UAE are located on Sheikh Zayed Road and Ibn Batutta Mall in Dubai, and Al Qassimiya Street in Sharjah.


About United Furniture

Established in 1975, United Furniture has become one among the leading furniture and furnishings brand in the UAE. The brand is known for its distinctive drift toward contemporary and classic collections, meeting the styles of the modern day home décor.

Housing up-to-the-minute modern trends, United Furniture carries a wide-ranging collection of home and office furniture. The brand also houses a vast collection of furnishings and accessories. With the products being sourced from around the world, United Furniture aims to offers supreme quality and world-class style to its customers at affordable pocket-friendly prices.

With the aim to create a delightful and wholesome shopping experience with every visit, the brand ensures a personalized service with team of highly-trained staff that greets every customer with a smile.

The United Furniture stores in Dubai are located at:

  • Sheikh Zayed Road, between Toyota Showroom & Oasis Centre. Tel. No. 04 3389690
  • Al Qassimiyah Street in Sharjah Tel. No. 06 5663777
  • Ibn Battuta Mall, India Court Expansion. Tel No. 04 5570144


JetSet Hosts Celebrity HairArtists Jennifer Yepez and Colorist Cassondra Kaeding

JetSet Hosts Celebrity HairArtists Jennifer Yepez and Colorist Cassondra Kaeding


October 2016 Dubai UAE – JetSet announces that from November 10 -11th 2016 renowned celebrity hairstylist, Jennifer Yepez will be accompanied by international, high in-demand colorist Cassondra Kaeding in Dubai. Both Jennifer and Cassondra will be providing first class fabulous hair experiences at JetSet, Emirates Towers.



Jennifer Yepez was born and raised in New York City, U.S.A and has been styling hair professionally since the early age of 18. Since that time she has created looks for notable fashion shows and presentations from Dolce and Gabbana, Celine and Escada to Vera Wang and H&M.

With years of valuable experience in the entertainment industry, Jennifer has amassed an A-list clientele consisting of silver-screen legends and it-girl models including Salma Hayek, Zendaya, Keira Knightley, Fergie, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn, Lily Aldrige and Isabeli Fontana.

Jennifer’s work has been featured in leading global publications such as Vogue US, Vogue Russia, Interview, Heroine, Antidote, V, Muse, Glamour, Elle Poland, Elle Spain, Marie Claire Latin America, Lucky, Grazia, GQ and Esquire.

Jennifer has also worked alongside the world’s most renowned fashion photographers including Patrick Demarchelier, Bruce Weber, Fabien Baron, Sebastian Faena, Norman Jean Roy, Walter Chin, Gregory Harris, Robbie Fimmano, and Pamela Hansen.

If coloring is on the agenda then Cassondra Kaeding is your girl. Currently one of the most in-demand colorists in the business, flying between Sally Hershberger Los Angeles, Sally Hershberger New York, and the Archer Salon in San Francisco monthly for her elite clientele, Cassondra has earned the reputation of being the go-to colorist for Hollywood’s finest. Cassondra’s work has been featured on the cover and in the pages of Vogue, InStyle, Allure, W Magazine, Marie Claire and Elle magazine.

The sought-after colorist specializes in balayage, painting natural, effortless highlights in the French, freehand technique on a few of the world’s most talked about blondes, like Kate Hudson. Cassondra is also known for her color corrections and transformations, and her talent and attention to detail shine with bleach and tones. Called the master of “icy blonde” by Refinery29, Cassondra has been busy taking the world platinum, while managing to maintain the health and integrity of her clients’ hair.

In between her US salon residencies, Cassondra is a mainstay on set. The Hollywood Reporter recently featured Cassondra in the 2015 Beauty Issue as the top “On-Set Colorist” for her work on The Hunger Games, American Horror Story, and Glee. Cassondra has also been featured on Byrdie Beauty, Refinery 29, POPSUGAR, and Us Magazine as one of LA’s top colorists.


There is limited availability for an appointment with the talented duo.

Appointments take place from 9 AM – 8 PM between November 10-11th 2016

Prices for cuts start at AED 2200,-

Prices for full color start at AED 1470,-


Inaugural UAE Edition of World Rafting Championship officially announced today

Inaugural UAE Edition of World Rafting Championship officially announced today

The Championship is being held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council

UAE, October 26, 2016 – Wadi Adventure, the Middle East’s pioneering whitewater rafting, kayaking and surfing destination, has officially announced hosting the first-ever UAE edition of the World Rafting Championship (WRC) during a press conference today. The speaker’s panel was attended by Nilesh Mistry, General Manager – Wadi Adventure, Engineer Saif Al Bloushi, Chief Projects Officer – Tamouh Investments Group, and Yaser Yaslem Al Khateri Captain, Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters.

The inaugural UAE leg of the WRC is being co-organized by the International Rafting Federation (IRF) and Three60 Leisure while Tamouh Investments Group, Abu Dhabi Sports Council and Abu Dhabi Police are the main partners.

Set to commence from November 1 to 5, 2016 at Wadi Adventure, WRC 2016 will welcome 85 rafting teams from 28 countries, competing under the R4 (four-man raft) tournament’s Sprint, Head-to-Head (H2H), Slalom and Downriver disciplines. For the first time ever a UAE National Rafting Team comprising officers of the General Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police – Department of Public Safety & Emergency whose identities were revealed during the conference, has been formed to represent the UAE and compete in the event. The UAE National Rafting Team is being sponsored by Wadi Adventure and is undergoing rigorous training at the Wadi Adventure facility in Al Ain.

Saif Al Bloushi, Chief Projects Officer – Tamouh Investments Group stated: “We acknowledge your presence and support for the UAE’s inaugural hosting of the World Rafting Championships. We welcome everyone to come over and cheer the first ever UAE National Rafting Team for their debut in the world of rafting. I salute the Abu Dhabi Police for encouraging its officers to lend their talents and compete for the UAE’s honour and pride. I applaud all of this year’s other contestants as well for their dedication, hard work, and love of the sport of rafting. We are very proud and honored of Wadi Adventure success in highlighting the beauty of Al Ain and establishing the emirate as a preferred leisure and lifestyle destination while proving its worth as one of the region’s premier water adventure brands. We wish all the contestants the very best and look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with the International Rafting Federation.”

“The World Rafting Championships is considered one of the rafting community’s most challenging tournaments, gathering the best in the sport to compete in four grueling disciplines. The R4 or four-man raft championships have been held since 2010 in some of the world’s most scenic and yet demanding courses, and this year it is the UAE’s turn to be included in this illustrious company of host nations. We take great pride in being chosen as the venue of WRC 2016, which is a testament to the ability of our world-class facilities, amenities and services to accommodate the toughest water adventure sports and activities. We greatly appreciate the International Rafting Federation’s full confidence in our capabilities and assure competitors, guests and viewers a memorable event”, added Nilesh Mistry, General Manager – Wadi Adventure.

Aside from placing the UAE on the global rafting map, WRC 2016 will further boost Al Ain’s and Wadi Adventures’ appeal among regional and global adventure seekers. Wadi Adventures in particular will highly benefit from the international exposure as one of the region’s leading adventure sport-themed destinations and home to the Arab World’s first-of-its-kind adventure sports facility.

In addition to the Championship, visitors and spectators can also enjoy the Kids and Sports Show zones to be set up during the event aside from Wadi Adventure’s staple attractions which include the world’s longest manmade whitewater channels, the world’s largest surf pool, and an aerial obstacle course featuring a two-storey airpark, zip line, climbing wall and giant swing.

Abu Dhabi Media is the main media sponsor for the event, while Trojan and Belvedere are Silver Sponsors. Mubadala, Tafawuq Facility Management, Al Ain Water and Jobe Watersports are under the Bronze Sponsors category, while Green Mubazzarah Chalets, Danat Al Ain Resort, Al Ain Distribution Company, Al Ain City Municipality and Hemaya Security Services  are among other valued partners.

About Wadi Adventure

At the foot of Jebel Hafeet, nestled among the hot springs and natural cave systems of the Green Mubazzrah, you’ll find WADI ADVENTURE – the Middle East’s first man-made whitewater rafting, kayaking and surfing destination. Explore your limits on our intricate airpark, zip line, giant swing and climbing wall, or relax at the family pool with several food outlets to satisfy a variety of tastes.  With world-class activities and facilities, excellent service and a backdrop like no other, your day at Wadi Adventure can be as exhilarating or as relaxed as you want it to be.  Wadi Adventure is the ultimate destination for adventure enthusiast, families, and groups for team building.