Year of Tolerance Art Exhibition by

2XL Furniture & Home Décor Opens with a Grand Celebration

 

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The Year of Tolerance Art Exhibition by 2XL Furniture & Home Décor was inaugurated on 11th September 2019 by H.E. Fernando Luís Lemos Igreja, Ambassador of Brazil, H.E. Vipul, Consul General of India, Mr. Abdul Qader Alrais, Celebrated Emirati Artist and Mr. Khalil Abdulwahid from Dubai Culture & Arts Authority.

The four-day event running from 11th to 14th September brings together over 100 leading and emerging, local and international artists from diverse nationalities to pay tribute to the UAE’s spirit of peace and equality. On display at the show are over 250 spectacular artworks reflecting . Part of the exhibits is also Mr. Ram Kumar Tolani’s precious Coin Collection that includes many rare coins and masterpieces.

Commenting on the exhibition, H.E. Fernando Luís Lemos Igreja, Ambassador of Brazil, stated, “In the UAE’s Year of Tolerance it is a great initiative by 2XL Furniture & Home Décor to invite artists from all over the world for this wonderful exhibition. For Brazil, which is a country very proud of its diversity and culture of tolerance, it is very important to take part in this event through the works of distinguished Brazilian artists.”

Mr. Suood Al Sadi, General Manager of 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “We are proud to host this unique exhibition in commemoration of the Year of Tolerance in the UAE. Our objective with this show at 2XL has been to celebrate and salute the emirates as a global capital for tolerance.”

Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “The potential of art is enormous – be it in terms of interior design or bringing cultures and people together. Best of all art ignites ideas and allows people to share their experiences even if they see the world in radically different ways.”

This year also marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi who is remembered the world over for his teachings of tolerance and respect and during the opening ceremony Midhun Mohan, a member of Art4You Gallery supported by Jesno, paid tribute to Gandhiji with his live painting.

Year of Tolerance Art Exhibition by 2XL Furniture & Home Decor

  • Venue: 2XL Furniture & Home Décor store on Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah, Dubai
  • Open to Public: 12th to 14th September 2019
  • Show Timings: Daily 10am to 10pm and on Friday from 2.30pm to 11pm

 

 

 

Emly Chilli

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If you are looking for tantalizing Desi dishes along with some great options in Street food. And specially if you are missing the spicy tasty Rolls & Bun Kababs from the streets of Karachi. And also the aromatic Pulao, Biryanis like the Popular Chhipa Biryani, all is available under this roof Emly Chilli. They have their two outlets one in Al Mamzar & the other one in Oud Metha, we had our sumptuous lunch spread at Oud Metha Branch.

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The staff & the cheerful CEO at Emly Chilli took good care & explained to us the way food is prepared under great supervision of her own self by maintaining healthiest standards & using only fresh chicken & meat which is imported from Pakistan.
We had our starters …… Chicken Samosa, Vegetable Spring Rolls & Chicken Wings. All tasted good, liked the stuffing of Samosas.
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Bihari Rolls & Bun Kababs …….. From the streets of Karachi, very delicious Chicken & Beef Bihari Rolls just so delightful. So were the Bun Kababs richly stuffed with delicious Shami kababs & layerd with green chutney.

Grills….. Mutton & Chicken Seekh Kebabs, Chicken & Mutton Tikkas were done to perfection.

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Chhipa Biryani & Mutton Pulao with their authentic cooking styles and spices is available here.

In addition to this they also have Pizza & other BBQ varieties in their menu.
Fresh juices & Lassi is also available, We had Karak Chai .

Emly Chilli also cater all sorts of private or corporate events. Delivery of customized boxes & other delivery options are also available.

During this month of September, they are celebrating 10 years of celebrations. Avail this great chance to win gifts & vouchers. Everyone is a winner daily. Bumper Prize include Diamond Pendant. Once you are there for dinein, don’t forget to take your picture at their Photo Booth and share on Instagram with hashtags #10yearscelebration & #emlychillioudmetha …… Hurry up & be part of this exciting offer.
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MemSaab Curry & Tandoor

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At Memsaab Curry & Tandoor you can get a variety of tantalizing curries & tandoori dishes. Under this one roof they have cuisine options like North Indian, Mughlai & Indo-Chinese Food.

They have two outlets in Dubai. We had our lunch last week at their Healthcare City branch. We were impressed by their food quality, taste & service.

This refreshing & energizing Lassi made our lunch so special
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Our welcome drink which is my favorite Jaljeera drink, they served shots of Jaljeera along with Namak Para & chutney to munch on.

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The soup ……. It was a special recipe palak & Dhaniya Ka Shorba, enjoyed sipping on it.
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Next came the starter …… we had a mix plate of Chicken & Mutton Seekh Kebabs & grilled fish.

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Our main Course included Chicken & Mutton curies both had a great taste. We had those curries with freshly served Garlic & Lachha Parathas accompanied by Kachumar Salad
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Desserts …… Best combination which we had here is of juicy warm Gulab Jamuns combined with Vanilla Ice-cream. So delightful!!

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Des Paredes

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Last week we had a very indulgent Pakistani lunch at Des Pardes …… its like “Pardes mai Des ka Maza”. Although UAE is our second home, such Pakistani outlets add more comfort where you get to try authentic taste from backhome.

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Des Pardes is a small Outlet in Oud Metha but seems busy all time because of its comfortable family styled ambiance, great hospitality of staff & delicious food. We went there on Friday & were offered Zarda first which was their dish of the day.
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Later came the mixed Grills, this tempting platter had Mutton Seekh Kebab, Chicken Seekh Kebab, Chicken & Mutton Tikka. In main course we had Mutton Biryani & sizzling hot Dahi Gosht with hot crispy Naans & Tandoori Chappatis.

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They offer variety in desserts , we had Kheer & Kulfi.

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To end up this tasty lunch session we were offered special foamy Karak Chai. Had a very good time .

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Rich & Aromatic Mughlai Styled Dishes…..

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If you are in Dubai mall & looking for Mughlai Food , India Palace restaurant is a place where they offer variety of aromatic curries & grills. Last week got a chance to try their menu. The menu has a good variety of veg & non veg items.

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Sumptuous servings of assorted salads are available. We had Chicken Tikka & Fresh Vegetable Salad. Vegetable salad is a mix of freshly cut vegetables, chunks of Greek Cheese & Green Olives. Chicken Tikka Salad…… a bowl of flavorful bites with garnish of crunchy Popadum & crispy vegetables, chunks of chicken adds much delight in each bite.

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They have assorted grills available which include Chicken Tikkas with different marinations, Kebabs & Chicken Wings too. We tried all of these & would definitely recommend these. Chuttneys go amazing with these grills.

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In Main Course Paneer, Vegetables & Dal opttions are available. I tried Daal & it was good.

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Non Veg variety includes curries & Biryanis. We had Mutton Biryani & Mutton curry. Both were done to perfection.

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In desserts we had soft Gulab Jamuns drenched in sugar syrup. And delicious Ras Malai.

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India Palace is situated at the lower Ground Level of Dubai Mall in their Lower Ground Food Court with ample seating available.

MONTEGRAPPA REACHES FOR THE MOON AND CELEBRATES FIRST EMIRATI IN SPACE

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  • Montegrappa commemorates 50 years since the first moon landing with a limited edition collection of writing instruments inspired by the Saturn V rocket design.

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  • One unique piece, commissioned for the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, celebrates the UAE’s first manned mission to space this September. The pen will be on display in the Montegrappa boutique in Dubai Mall for the month of July.

  On July 16, 1969, the United States launched Apollo 11 toward the moon with the goal of landing two astronaut explorers on the lunar surface four days later.  This successful mission accomplished mankind’s dream of walking on another celestial body.

50 years on, inspired by this mission, in a licensed collaboration with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), luxury goods company Montegrappa, has reproduced the iconic Saturn V rocket, interpreted as a writing instrument made in a three-dimensional effect of the rocket body’s First, Second and Third “stages”.

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Montegrappa has issued a limited edition of 53 pens in solid 18k gold and titanium commemorating the 50th anniversary of this historic event, and 473 pens in resin and sterling silver.  The Moon Landing Collection arrives in a magnificent enclosure in the form of an Apollo 11 capsule in a special collector’s display case.

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As well as being the Year of Tolerance, 2019 also will mark the year of the first UAE National in space, a project managed and executed by Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC). In September later this year, UAE Astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansouri, along with the mission’s main crew Roscosmos commander Oleg Skripochka, and American astronaut, Jessica Meir will be launched into space aboard a Soyuz MS 15 spacecraft.

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With this mission, and its quest for knowledge and learning, MBRSC is taking a leap into the future, whilst writing a new chapter in history of the UAE.

Montegrappa is marking this significant event in the history of the UAE by creating a one-of-a-kind fountain pen dedicated to MBRSC. The design of the pen is based on the Moonlanding Limited Edition inspired by the ‘Saturn V’, however this unique piece features a UAE flag, the letters ‘UAE’ on the barrel, and the logo of MBRSC on the cap. The nib is adorned with a portrait of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, whose vision of the future of the UAE has made this possible.   This bespoke pen has been designed by Montegrappa’s talented craftsman and will be presented to the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre ahead of their Soyuz MS 15 spacecraft mission in September 2019.

“The leadership of the visionary leaders of the UAE has helped Montegrappa thrive in this region and we have always shown our gratitude in the form of special editions of writing instruments themed around various elements of this country. In 2017 we launched the ‘Ishy Bilady’ collection celebrating the country’s National Anthem, and last year we launched the ‘Year of Zayed’ pen celebrating the founding father’s life, work and vision of prosperity, tolerance and peace. With this special pen made for MBRSC, we at Montegrappa celebrate the UAE’s first step into space and a leap into the future” said Charles Nahhas, Montegrappa’s Middle East Distributor.

Speaking of this gesture from Montegrappa, Salem AL Marri Assistant DG at MBRSC said: “We are delighted to receive this special memento from Montegrappa which reminds us that everything we are able to achieve comes from the vision of our great leaders to create a country in which we value education, scientific exploration and push the limits of human progress. Mankind’s ability to reason, to write and pass our learnings and values through generations is at the core of this philosophy. In the words of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ‘The pen and knowledge are mightier than all other powers’. 

This unique pen is not for sale, but will be on display at the Montegrappa boutique in the UAE throughout the month of July 2019, following which it will be presented to Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre for display to commemorate this special event.

 

 

 

IKEA 2020 CATALOGUE LAUNCHES WITH A FRESH START

Swedish Furniture giant, IKEA, launched today its all-new 2020 Catalogue at an event in its Dubai Festival City Mall store. This year’s catalogue theme is ‘A fresh start’ and focuses on how important mental and physical rest is for people to feel happy and live life to the fullest.

In its 2020 edition, the catalogue aims to launch product ranges that are affordable, high in quality and sustainable in nature for each season. IKEA has come up with innovative solutions that are relevant and have a distinct look and features.

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IKEA has four upcoming seasonal launches, The Autumn Launch in the 2020 catalogue is about a fresh start as it’s when the holiday period is over, people go back to their offices and kids begin the new year at school. The Winter Launch is all about ‘celebration and joy’ and how to transform your home to make space for its ever-changing members and activities. Meanwhile the Spring Launch encourages people to have a ‘conscious home’ with innovative new IKEA products that can be repurposed, repaired, reused, resold, and recycled. Finally, the Summer Launch looks at ‘expanded homes’ and having fun with the great outdoors.

Commenting on the launch, Vinod Jayan, Managing Director – IKEA UAE, Egypt and Oman at IKEA commented, “Our 2020 Catalogue is all about helping people put things in perspective and offer them innovative ideas and solutions to give them a fresh start. We want our customers to be able to do this every day and live by the fresh start motto. With different personalities and preferences in the UAE, we are keen to offer better solutions to the many and we truly believe that focusing on sleep to improve your life is essential, which is the essence of our 2020 catalogue.”

 

At the event, IKEA also announced the results of its independent online survey that delved into the UAE’s most popular scents and how they make people feel. Gathering results from over 4,000 respondents across the UAE, the survey revealed that residents prefer fresh scents with zesty, minty and fruity notes, with 55% respondents saying these triggered a feeling of happiness.

Seventy-three per cent of respondent answered they preferred fresh scents as opposed to warm, woody and spicy scents. When it came to objects that people loved the smell of, 60% of participants called out the fresh smell of a new book, with 40% saying they enjoyed the scent of a fresh new catalogue, stating the smell of a catalogue made them feel excited (35%), happy (19%) or relaxed (17%). More than a third (37%) of people said their top scent was fruity fresh, with 29% stating that they loved zesty fresh fragrances.

Following the research, IKEA worked with a perfumer to create a scent inspired by the feeling of freshness to tie in with the launch of its new 2020 catalogue as well as the research findings.  The scent featured various fresh top notes including Kiwi, mandarin, guava and pomegranate and base notes including blackberry, sandalwood and musk.

Lucky guests that attended the exclusive 2020 catalogue launch were given a limited-edition ‘fresh start’ fragrance to enjoy in their own homes and as a keepsake from the event.

The IKEA 2020 catalogue is available in store now and online.

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Food at Ikea

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Alam Miyaan Ki Rasoi at Purani Dillli

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A tour to Purani Dilli while still being in Dubai. This is what we experienced few days back at Four Points Sheraton Mankhool. The delicacies are prepared by Chef Alam from his Rasoi in Purani Dilli Restaurant. The traditional ambiance with aromatic spices on display & stage which is all set to entertain guests with live Indian melodies.

And as you enter the evening hours, the melodious atmosphere is all yours along with the hospitality of the entire staff.
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Purani Dilli’s cuisine & concept is to introduce Old Delhi’s Classics, authentic taste from region which includes tangy chaats , mouth watering starters,aromatic Biryanis & other Awadhi specialties.

Chef Alam Ki Rasoi is offering a set menu for a limited time in which you can enjoy a set but quite elaborated menu at the price of 110 Dhs per person. It is for both Lunch & Dinner.

Singers entertained us with Live & On demand Ghazals. Papaya Salad, Chutneys & Papad added much delight to start with.

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We had Mango Lassi followed by famous Dilli ki Chat portion from the menu ….. Dahi Bhalla, kurkuri Aloo Tikki & Masala papdi Chat.
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The Starters were Tali machhi, Sarson Ke Phool & Bharwan Aloo ki Nazakat.

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Main Course included Rara Ghosht, Murgh Handi Laziz, Lahori Paneer, Bhagare Khatte Meethe Baingan, Dal Sultani, Murgh Awadhi Biryani, Aloo Gobhi Ki Tahri.

Each dish has its own distinctive flavor. The combinations & mix of spices is perfectly done Chef ALam has shown his expertise to make each dish so flavorful be it Fried Fish, Mutton, Chicken, Aloo Tikki or beautifully balanced Khata Meetha ( sweet & sour) flavor in Baingan.

The most delicious & innovative item is added in the desserts menu & that is Baked Boondi Jamun. You would definitely won’t agree on one serving . This was the tastiest recipe of baked Gulab Jamuns I had so far.
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You have a month’s period to avail this amazing dining & live music offer with this set menu. So hurry & plan!!

Masala Wok – Al Nahda Dubai

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Last Week had my lunch at this Desi-Chinese restaurant. This hidden outlet in Al Nahda area is packed with customers during lunch and dinner hours.

The dishes are carefully crafted by the expert chefs under the supervision of passionate owner himself. The menu is comprised of delicious items both Chinese & Desi. I got to try few starters followed by main course.

Shikanji Drink is a great selection specially in these hot summer days with a mix of Jaljeera & Lemon. They also offer a refreshing welcome drink before you indulge yourself in their delectable items. You can also have freshly made juices from the menu.

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The palatable bowl of warm Monchow Soup is so filling and flavorful enjoyed with crunchy fried noodles that were served along side.

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It took me few minutes to devour those Tandoori Prawns dipping into green mint chutney. Very few outlets serve such perfection in grilled & tandoori dishes. Masala Wok is one of them.

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The other special item is called Chef’s Special Chicken Kebab. Chicken Tikkas are done so perfect. I had Chicken mixed grill where Chicken skewers were grilled in different marinations ……. Chicken Tandoori, Chicken Sailabi Tikka, Chicken Malai Tikka & a lot more is in the menu to select. I would say do go for his dish! All marinations are great tasting.

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And if you are in a mood of Chinese, you have great choices here. I had Chicken Wontons.
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In mains I opted for the Dal Makhani with Garlic Bread & Lachha Naan. Both go amazingly well with creamy so flavorful Dal Makhani.

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Chinese main course option was the irresistible bowl of Seafood Noodles.

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I had sizzling mouthwatering Brownie & Ice-cream dessert hot sauce poured over the scoop making it so delightful. But you can also opt for desi desserts as well.
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The menu is very reasonably priced. They also offer home delivery. So do enjoy the variations of Chinese & Desi menu.

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Zenofer Fathima continues directorial stint with short domestic thriller ‘A Dark Tale’

Following a long break from film directing, Zenofer Fathima has taken the off-screen route anew with the domestic thriller ‘A Dark Tale’. This chilling short film, which officially premiered  at Marriott Hotel in Al Jaddaf, Dubai, aims to raise awareness of the realities of domestic partner violence being a leading contributor to illness, disability and premature death for women.

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“It’s an ugly truth that is not being taken seriously until now. Some still have the mindset that family violence is a mere relationship problem that should be kept private. When in fact it’s a twisted reality, where women especially are made to believe that love and pain go hand in hand. It is rarely discussed in polite company but is prevalent everywhere. Domestic violence and abuse across all age, race and economic boundaries is a concern and ‘A Dark Tale’ aims to expose and examine this crucial issue,” Zenofer said.

‘A Dark Tale’ depicts a day in the life of a young couple who seem to have the perfect marriage. An ordinary, innocuous conversation at home between the two quickly gets contentious as it turned out the husband has some serious control and rage issues. The next scenes proved to be tragic, excellently capturing the horror of domestic partner violence.

“This film is a realization of my dream to enrich public discussion about domestic violence. Domestic violence is not something to be easily dismissed because if we allow it to happen even once, the abuse can progress to higher levels of intensity. A nurturing husband and wife relationship should always be the ultimate goal because it is the foundation that will make the family as the bedrock of society. I’m happy that I can use my passion for filmmaking to contribute to our awareness of serious issues like this and create empathy for the victims, while holding perpetrators of abuse accountable for their behaviour,” Zenofer further commented.

Zenofer uses her own film production outfit, ZEN Productions, to create short movies with timely messages meant to push social good forward. Her directorial debut, The Peril, which received praises from all quarters, sent an important wake-up call to parents about cyberbullying. It portrayed how the internet puts children at risk of online harassment and other forms of violence and harm. More often, Zenofer takes on the dual role of actor-producer to ensure that the creativity and overall vision of her film projects are realized.