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Avoiding family fests “the safest bet” this Xmas, advises WHO

Brew Admin   Tue 24 Nov 2020    

The WHO said Monday that avoiding family gatherings would be “the safest bet” over Christmas, insisting there is no zero-risk option for traditional holiday merry-making during the coronavirus pandemic. World Health Organization officials said it was down to governments to […]

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Against the tide // When Covid hit home, we were in isolation, but never alone

Mohd Asim   Thu 19 Nov 2020    

Earlier this month, the virus hit home. After reporting daily Covid-19 infections as part of my job in the news business, I became a number myself. On November 10, as I stared at the lab report with cold feet and […]

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Dubai’s Global Village snags Guinness for ‘Most Videos in a Music Medley’ at power-packed virtual concert

Brew Admin   Sat 31 Oct 2020    

Global Village, Dubai’s renowned multicultural tourist destination on Friday night broke the Guinness record for the ‘Most Videos in a Music Medley’ at the lively Global Gig, hosted at the site — the biggest virtual rock concert in history. As […]

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Guinness: Dubai marks another ‘Pointe’ in history, launches world’s largest fountain ever

Brew Admin   Sun 25 Oct 2020    

With multicoloured lights and jets of water blasting into the night sky, the United Arab Emirate’s newest attraction set a world record on Thursday as the largest fountain ever. Located at The Pointe in Dubai’s waterfront Palm Jumeirah area, the […]

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Dubai’s ‘COVID-safe’ Global Village set to open doors

Brew Admin   Thu 22 Oct 2020    

This Sunday, October 25, 2020, Dubai’s Global Village is set to reopen. It’ll also mark the seasoned destination’s 25th anniversary. Of course, in order to ensure the safety of both employees and the public, there will be strict health and […]

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Namita’s Natter // Cut the Bullschitt and watch Schitt’s Creek NOW if you haven’t already

Brew Admin   Sun 18 Oct 2020    

Spoiler Alert! It started off as a simple, sweet sitcom with a questionable name and a slightly amusing cast. But now it seems to be the show that everyone is binge-watching, one that is creeping into dinner table conversations and […]

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Al Hudayriat, the ecotourist’s haven, set to blossom in Abu Dhabi next month

Brew Admin   Thu 15 Oct 2020    

Hudayriat Island, a 3,000-hectare waterfront community on the south-west of the Abu Dhabi main island, is all set to launch next month.  His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of […]

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‘A big splash cometh’!’ Dubai announces its first-ever ‘Aqua’ event for Fitness Challenge 2020

Brew Admin   Sun 11 Oct 2020    

Dubai Sports Council has announced the addition of an exciting new fun and family event to its community sports calendar: the Aqua Challenge, which will take place at the AquaFun Waterpark in JBR on October 31, the second day of […]

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Sunday Schmooze // How ties that bind can become ties that gag

Sushmita Bose   Sun 11 Oct 2020    

A few weeks ago, I chanced upon a Twitter thread, stitching together a sociological story on the Indian Male. It began with: “Why do most Indian men still live with their parents?”  A global debate ensued, some insisting it’s a […]

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