Trend: Midnight blooms

Drape yourself in dark floral prints to exude class with a hint of gothic-grunge.

1. Tote, Dh325, Ted Baker, World Trade Center Mall, 02 628 2890; Dubai Mall, 04 434 0623 and elsewhere. 2. Dress, Dh900, Jigsaw, Dubai Mall, 04 339 8644. 3. Floral minaudière, Dh10,245, Lanvin, Avenue at Etihad Towers, 02 679 6160; Dubai Mall, 04 330 8008 and elsewhere. 4. Sweatshirt, Dh3,700, Jason Wu at 5. Lily clutch, Dh2,130, Christopher Kane at 6. Scarf, Dh1,940, Dolce & Gabbana, The Galleria, 02 674 3711; BurJuman, 04 501 2880. 7. Floral headband, Dh59, H&M, Marina Mall, 02 681 7871; Dubai Mall, 04 330 8327 and elsewhere. 8. Heels, Dh348, Asos, 9. Pleated top, Dh180, Topshop, Marina Mall, 02 681 8246; Dubai Mall, 04 339 9802 and elsewhere. 10. Mohair slate rug (backdrop), Dh4,770 per square metre, The Rug Company, DIFC, 04 323 1161.



Company profile

Company name: Fasset
Started: 2019
Founders: Mohammad Raafi Hossain, Daniel Ahmed
Based: Dubai
Sector: FinTech
Initial investment: $2.45 million
Current number of staff: 86
Investment stage: Pre-series B
Investors: Investcorp, Liberty City Ventures, Fatima Gobi Ventures, Primal Capital, Wealthwell Ventures, FHS Capital, VN2 Capital, local family offices


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Sunday January 5 - Oman v UAE
Monday January 6 - UAE v Namibia
Wednesday January 8 - Oman v Namibia
Thursday January 9 - Oman v UAE
Saturday January 11 - UAE v Namibia
Sunday January 12 – Oman v Namibia

UAE squad
Ahmed Raza (captain), Rohan Mustafa, Mohammed Usman, CP Rizwan, Waheed Ahmed, Zawar Farid, Darius D’Silva, Karthik Meiyappan, Jonathan Figy, Vriitya Aravind, Zahoor Khan, Junaid Siddique, Basil Hameed, Chirag Suri

The specs

Engine: 6-cylinder, 4.8-litre
Transmission: 5-speed automatic and manual
Power: 280 brake horsepower
Torque: 451Nm
Price: from Dh153,00
On sale: now

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  • Unlike previous French demonstrations there was no trade union or organised movement involved 
  • Demonstrators responded to online petitions and flooded squares to block traffic
  • At its height there were almost 300,000 on the streets in support
  • Named after the high visibility jackets that drivers must keep in cars 
  • Clashes soon turned violent as thousands fought with police at cordons
  • An estimated two dozen people lost eyes and many others were admitted to hospital 

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There are 139,018 global trace requests that have not been resolved yet, 55,672 of these are in the Middle East region.


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The total figure for the entire world was 654,000 in 2018.

SPECS: Polestar 3

Engine: Long-range dual motor with 400V battery
Power: 360kW / 483bhp
Torque: 840Nm
Transmission: Single-speed automatic
Max touring range: 628km
0-100km/h: 4.7sec
Top speed: 210kph
Price: From Dh360,000
On sale: September

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