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Panna Munyal
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Kaimana is inspired by the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Maui. Photo: Kaimana / Merex Investment
J1 Beach restaurants: Venue and menu highlights at new development

The National gets a first look at the decor and dishes at four eateries opening at the new venue in September

July 12, 2024, 3:57 AM
The first iteration of Heathrow Airport in London was originally called The Great West Aerodrome. Photo: Shutterstock
Milan, Abu Dhabi, Bangalore and other airports that changed names

From the Great West Aerodrome to Mines Field, many airports have shed their original monikers

July 07, 2024, 9:31 AM
Dress children in sweat-wicking fabrics during outdoor play before 9am and post 4pm this summer, suggests expert. Victor Besa / The National
Children can play outdoors even in the summer, says doctor

Even though kids are more vulnerable to heat-related illnesses, park-time is still a possibility

June 27, 2024, 3:56 AM
A Google Doodle has been released on UAE Father's Day, which falls on June 21. Photo: Google
Sweet and simple Google Doodle marks UAE Father's Day

The Emirates celebrate dads on June 21

June 21, 2024, 3:48 AM
Ribambelle on Bluewaters Dubai is a children-dedicated restaurant, with various play zones, plus cooking and art classes. Photo: Ribambelle
Eating and entertainment on menu at child-friendly Dubai restaurants

A guide to venues where little ones can eat and be entertained in equal measure

June 15, 2024, 4:25 AM
The Floating Seahorse properties. Photo: The Heart of Europe
Floating villas with coral gardens coming to Ras Al Khaimah

Three-storey Floating Seahorse homes have been part of the Dubai seascape for years, and they're set to make waves farther along the coast as developer Kleindienst Group expands

June 14, 2024, 5:58 AM
Zulal by Chiva-Som, a luxurious wellness retreat, opened in Qatar in 2022. Photo: Zulal by Chiva-Som
Zulal by Chiva-Som: Inside Qatar's exclusive wellness retreat

The resort melds therapies by Thailand’s Chiva-Som with the principles of Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine

June 14, 2024, 4:03 AM
The interiors at Tatel are inspired by speakeasies from the 1920s. Photo: Mabel Hospitality
Ronaldo and Nadal's Spanish restaurant opens in Dubai

In Abu Dhabi, Georgian restaurant Shvili will open mid-month, complete with a play area for children

June 11, 2024, 10:05 AM
Award-winning Dubai restaurant Tresind Studio serves a dish inspired by South India's Onam Sadya feast as part of its Rising India menu. Photo: Tresind Studio
Dubai's Tresind Studio among world's 50 best restaurants

Indian chef Himanshu Saini's fusion menu has won over foodies and critics alike

June 06, 2024, 4:56 AM
OKKU Disco Brunch
Okku brunch: International disco tunes meet decadent Asian menu

Stylish restaurant on The Palm has launched its first-ever brunch

June 01, 2024, 4:06 AM
Gardening requires people to use their non-dominant hand, which is a good physical and cerebral exercise. Photo: CDC / Unsplash
Cultivating hope: Mental health benefits of gardening

Feelings of control, stability and hope can help young people become more attentive and feel less isolated, experts say

May 27, 2024, 10:02 AM
Saba Mubarak and Raya Abirached attend the "The Substance" Red Carpet at the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival. Getty
Evening gowns by Arab designers on the red carpet at Cannes

Think flamboyant capes and elaborate embroidery

May 26, 2024, 8:01 AM
The decor at Osteria Funkcoolio lives up to the Italian-Japanese restaurant's unique name. Leslie Pableo for The National
New restaurant openings in the UAE

Brainchild of former 11 Woodfire chef joins French-style spot in Dubai and a Sharjah venue celebrating Iran's heritage on a plate

May 24, 2024, 10:06 AM
Adobo chicken wings are one of the bestselling dishes at Orfali Bros Bistro, which brothers Mohamad, Wassim and Omar run. Photo: Orfali Bros Bistro
World's Best Restaurants: Dubai's Orfali Bros ranks No 64

Jumeirah venue, run by Syrian brothers and No 1 on Mena's 50 Best, placed 46th last year

May 22, 2024, 1:31 PM
The London burger joint opened in Leicester Square this week, with many on social media automatically assuming it's the original UAE chain. Photo: salt_ldn / Instagram
Salt confirms new London restaurant not linked to UAE company

Leicester Square outpost has replicated popular dish names and the food truck's logo

May 20, 2024, 1:26 PM