Yas Mall Fashion Week takes place from October 14-18, 2015. Courtesy of Yas Mall
Yas Mall Fashion Week takes place from October 14-18, 2015. Courtesy of Yas Mall

Abu Dhabi’s first fashion week kicks off at Yas Mall



Today marks the start of Yas Mall Fashion Week in Abu Dhabi, which will showcase the new autumn/winter 2015 collections from major brands. Runway shows will be held by Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, Laurel and Weill — brands whose stand-alone boutiques are exclusive to Yas Mall, in the region. Debenhams will also present their new brand Nine by Savannah Miller for the first time in the Middle East, and both local and international brands from House of Fraser will be seen on the runway too.

Ted Baker, Hoss Intropia and Gerard Darel will also show their latest collections, along with Juicy Couture, which will introduce its first abaya, set to hit stores this week. Regional icons Taim Al Falasi and Fouz Alfahad will make appearances, as will Joelle Mardinian.

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Gold
Magomedomar Magomedomarov – Judo – Men’s +100kg
Khaled Al Shehi – Jiu-jitsu – Men’s -62kg
Faisal Al Ketbi – Jiu-jitsu – Men’s -85kg
Asma Al Hosani – Jiu-jitsu – Women’s -52kg
Shamma Al Kalbani – Jiu-jitsu – Women’s -63kg
Silver
Omar Al Marzooqi – Equestrian – Individual showjumping
Bishrelt Khorloodoi – Judo – Women’s -52kg
Khalid Al Blooshi – Jiu-jitsu – Men’s -62kg
Mohamed Al Suwaidi – Jiu-jitsu – Men’s -69kg
Balqees Abdulla – Jiu-jitsu – Women’s -48kg
Bronze
Hawraa Alajmi – Karate – Women’s kumite -50kg
Ahmed Al Mansoori – Cycling – Men’s omnium
Abdullah Al Marri – Equestrian – Individual showjumping
Team UAE – Equestrian – Team showjumping
Dzhafar Kostoev – Judo – Men’s -100kg
Narmandakh Bayanmunkh – Judo – Men’s -66kg
Grigorian Aram – Judo – Men’s -90kg
Mahdi Al Awlaqi – Jiu-jitsu – Men’s -77kg
Saeed Al Kubaisi – Jiu-jitsu – Men’s -85kg
Shamsa Al Ameri – Jiu-jitsu – Women’s -57kg

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Sinopharm vaccine explained

The Sinopharm vaccine was created using techniques that have been around for decades. 

“This is an inactivated vaccine. Simply what it means is that the virus is taken, cultured and inactivated," said Dr Nawal Al Kaabi, chair of the UAE's National Covid-19 Clinical Management Committee.

"What is left is a skeleton of the virus so it looks like a virus, but it is not live."

This is then injected into the body.

"The body will recognise it and form antibodies but because it is inactive, we will need more than one dose. The body will not develop immunity with one dose," she said.

"You have to be exposed more than one time to what we call the antigen."

The vaccine should offer protection for at least months, but no one knows how long beyond that.

Dr Al Kaabi said early vaccine volunteers in China were given shots last spring and still have antibodies today.

“Since it is inactivated, it will not last forever," she said.

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