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6 Chances For You to Give Back During Ramadan

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The essence of Ramadan doesn’t revolve only around fasting, its essence can be found in the small gestures and in giving back. It is this time of the year, where we all join our forces for the better good of the community, because it is a month that gives a spiritual relief, and a great sense of wanting to do what is better for others.

Now, in case you were wondering how you can give back this Ramadan, the following is a list of brands who are partnering with local charitable organizations, to help you make the best out of this Holy month.

1- Benefit Cosmetics x Al Jalila Foundation

For every purchase of their limited-edition ‘Days of Our Lights‘ set, Benefit will give part of the profit to Al Jalila Foundation in the UAE. In doing so, you will be helping the cosmetics company empower women and girls locally in the UAE.

What is a better way to do some good? Glowing while doing so!

Days of Our Lights includes the following:
1 face primer & 2 highlighters
Retail price: 245 AED (incl. VAT)
Available in May 2019 – Exclusively at Sephora

2- Meraas x Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital

The Real estate giant Meraas and Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital has joined hands to help draw a smile on the faces of the children at the hospital. Their campaign extends throughout Dubai, and if you want to participate, then keep an eye out for their photobooths at La Mer and The Beach. Where you will be able to donate not only money, but also new or unwanted toys.

3- Jimmy Choo x Unicef

The brand has joined forces with Unicef to show support for the world’s most vulnerable young lives. Now with every purchase from their limited-edition shimmering capsule collection, a portion of each sale will be donated.

Available exclusively in Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and UK.

You can choose from a variety of accessories, which will perfect your Eid outfits.

Avaliable online and in Jimmy Choo stores across the Middle East.

4- McDonald’s UAE x Emirates Red Crescent

Once again, for the second year in a row, McDonald’s UAE has joined forces with Emirates Red Crescent and launched its Ramadan Books campaign. If you’re wondering how to contribute, well it’s very simple, all you have to do is purchase one of the books available at McDonald’s across the UAE for only Dhs5!

Profit will go to Emirates Red Crescent, which aims this year at reinvesting the earnings into local programmes to bring about community-wide improvements.

Just last year, McDonald’s UAE’s Ramadan Books campaign was able to generate a whopping AED320,000 through the sales of more than 60,000 books, all of which was donated to Emirates Red Crescent.

“At McDonald’s UAE we believe that giving back to those less fortunate and the spirit of generosity should not be limited to a special time period – it’s an ongoing responsibility that we embrace, and are constantly looking for ways to bring about a positive change to the lives of those less fortunate all year round. I am confident that the Ramadan Books campaign, will not only deliver positivity to children, but also bring great joy to the lives of the underprivileged,” said Rafic Fakih, managing director and partner at McDonald’s UAE.

5- Dumyé

In purchasing a handmade doll from Dumyé, the UAE-based enterprise will gift another to an orphan in need. It is a simple gesture, one that will ensure that an orphan from the region will get to have a handcrafted gift for Eid.

Available from www.dumye.com

6- Marina Mall Abu Dhabi x Make A Wish Foundation

The Marina Mall Abu Dhabi has teamed up with ‘Make A Wish‘ Foundation, together they’re making the dreams of critically ill children come true!

The mall is hosting a traditional bazaar, where you can purchase abayas, paintings, handicrafts, bokhours, perfumes and other traditional Arabic accessories on sale. Best part is, ALL of the income will go to the foundation, who will then make sure that the children’s wish-list come true.

Items on their wish-list range from electronics to bedrooms, from visits to Disneyland to a pilgrimage to Mecca. And it is just the most heartwarming gesture, to take part in making someone’s dream come true.

The mall is also supporting the less fortunate with their Ramadan tent, that distributes more than 200 free daily meals to the public.

The Marina Mall’s Ramadan Bazaar is open daily throughout Ramadan.

 

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The Most Challenging Race ‘Wadi Adventure’ Returns to the UAE on Saturday

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The number one obstacle race in the UAE, the Wadi Adventure Race returns for its 20th edition of the race this Saturday on the 26th of October.

This challenging one of a kind event will take place in Al Ain and will kick off at 8:00 AM. The Wadi Adventure Race has been growing significantly with each passing year to witness not only a larger number of participants but also spectators.

This year’s edition will witness over the 1,000 participants, spectators, supporters, media personnel and fitness enthusiasts, who will come together from all over the UAE to attend the remarkable race.

Just like the previous editions of the race, this series will once again provide three courses for the race: 5 KM, 10 KM and 15 KM races, natural and man-made hurdles, water features, barbed wire fences, sandbags and cargo netting, and finally a 52 military style obstacles.

Ticket prices range from AED175 to AED391 depending on which category you choose, and the amount will also cover a certificate, live results, medals, timing, T-shirts, and more.

 

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Mariah Carey and Hussain Al-Jasmi to Perform In Dubai For Expo2020 and Tickets are Free!

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Superstars Mariah Carey and Hussain Al Jasmi are set to perform live in Dubai at Burj Park, Downtown Dubai, on October 20 and it is a free-to-attend concert.

The concert is being held in light of the ‘one year to go’ celebrations of Expo2020 and the artists will perform alongside a number of DJs and musicians including DJ Bliss, Abri and the Funk Radius and Khalifa.

The music will be accompanied with several festivities including a magnificent display of fireworks and a countdown is scheduled to be shown on Burj Khalifa. 

Moreover, simultaneous festivities will happen across the other six emirates at Louvre Abu Dhabi, Al Majaz Waterfront in Sharjah, Ajman Museum, Umm Al Quwain Corniche, Al Qawasim Corniche in Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah Fort.

For more details about tickets, visit this link.

 

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Dua Lipa Returns to the UAE for Another Gig Next Month

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The British hit-maker and songwriter Dua Lipa is set to return to the UAE next month for another gig at the Palm Jumeirah. 

The English artist, who just performed earlier in the UAE, will headline the concert taking place at The Pointe and tickets just went on sale yesterday.

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Are you ready for the event of the season?! Watch Superstar @DuaLipa LIVE in concert at #ThePointe. Join us 15 November for an epic night! Doors open at 4pm with a line-up of Djs and entertainment. Tickets are available NOW through the link in our bio. هل أنتم جاهزون لحدث الموسم؟! شاهدوا السوبر ستار دوا ليبا تحي حفلاً غنائياً مباشر في #ذي_بوينت. إنضموا إلينا في 15 نوفمبر لقضاء وقت لا ينسى! تفتح الأبواب في الساعة 4 عصراً مع مجموعة من الدي جي والعروض الترفيهية. يمكنكم حجز تذاكركم من خلال الضغط على الرابط في صندوق الوصف. #ThePointeConcerts #DuaAtThePointe#DuaLipa #LiveInConcert #DubaiConcert #DuaLipaDubai #mydubai #dubai #thepalm #palmjumeirah #beach #experience #lifestyle #destination #dine #jumeirah #dxb #ThePointePalm #walk #view #sea

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Last November, Lipa was supposed to perform at the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s first anniversary, but had to cancel last minute due to bad weather which disappointed a lot of her fans and so this time, we expect her to make it up for them big time and we can’t wait! 

The incident to which Lipa responded by expressing her sadness, as she wrote on Twitter: “I really wanted to sing and dance for you. Hopefully I will be back very soon.” And she is back, so to all fans, get ready to dance all night and sing along her best hits including  IDGAFHotter Than Hell, and Be The One. 

The concert will start at 4pm, with a line-up of opening acts and entertainment at The Pointe’s West Side event arena.

Tickets’s prices start from Dh250 to Dh350, and you can purchase them online through this link.

 

 

 

 

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