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Published by samalaopt, 2019-06-17 06:21:56



JUNE 2019 - VOL. 3 NO. 5


The Newsletter for the CCAD Medical Providers Spouses' Network

the 4. Experience a Hammam
massage at Anantara Spa at
77days of Eastern Mangroves Hotel. 5.
SUMMER Look for something sparkly
at the Gold Souk at Madinat
Zayed. 6. Ride the fastest
roller coaster in the world,
the Formula Rossa, at
Ferrari World. 7. Cheer your
kids on at the ropes course
at Adventure HQ.

The summer months are usually when half

the city's residents migrate to cooler

climates and the rest of us hibernate in our

air conditioned homes.  Think there is 8.Take in the photograph
nothing to do this summer?  Well, we found 77 exhibition at the Louvre
Abu Dhabi. 9. Enjoy high tea
things to do in Abu Dhabi, one for each day and high views of the city at
until the first of September!

the Observation Deck 300.

10. Jet ski at the Beach

1. Visit Qasr Al Watan, the Rotana. 11. Get henna art
work at the Beautiful Henna
UAE Presidential Palace.   Centre. 12. Go rug shopping
at the Fatima Bin

Mohammed Bin Zayed

2. Cool down with the Four Seasons version of a Magnum Initiative at Yas Mall.
bar at Meylas Lounge. 3. Enjoy an evening on the Corniche. (Continued on next page) 

13. Watch an acclaimed movie at Cinema Space. 14. Go see Footloose the Musical at
NYU, until June 21. 15. Take in the night views at the Grand Mosque. 16. Enjoy a
sunset meal at Sontaya Thai restaurant. 17. Experience a boat ride at Captain Tony’s.

18. Celebrate International Yoga day at Umm Al
Emarat Park, June 20 at 7 pm.

19. Find yourself a new pair of shades at Majestic
Optical. 20. Dance the night away at MAD. 21.
Circle the Yas Marina track at TrainYas on Tuesday
evenings. 22. Visit the Sheikh Zayed memorial and
vistor’s centre at The Founder’s Memorial. 23. Indulge in a monster shake at the
Sugar Factory. 24. Visit the skate park at Reem Island Central Park.

25. Get a makeover at Sephora. 26.
Taste dates at the date market at the
Mina Port. 27. Lounge and partake in
shisha at Barfly by Buddha Bar. 28.
Check out Neon Nights at Yas Water-

34. Literally Netflix and chill.

35. Beach hop Abu Dhabi’s many beach resorts through a Privelee membership. 36. Stop by the
Wahat Al Karama memorial. 37. Enjoy a rooftop drink at the Beach House, Park Hyatt. 38. Take in
a golf game or lesson at Saadiyat Beach Golf club. 39. Feed the animals at Umm Al Emarat Park.

40. Peruse the Lebanese offerings at Wafi gourmet, Nation’s Tower. 41.
Enjoy a night of Karoake at Mr. Miyagi’s. 42. Take a barre class at Bodytree
Studio. 43. Check out Al Bahia Park Library in Al Shahama. 44. Enjoy an all
you can eat dim sum lunch at Dai Pai dong. 45. Have an island excursion to
Zaya Nurai Island. 46. Experience racing at DriveYas. 47. Explore the
offerings and canal at Souk Qaryat Al Beri. 48. Kick your feet up at Rhodes

Vox Cinemas. 49. Kayak the mangroves at Noukhada kayak
tours. 50. Enjoy World Music Day at WTC Mall, June 21.
51. Try Japanese ice cream at M’Oishi, Galleria Mall. 52. Take
a pottery class at Abu Dhabi Pottery. 53. Ride the bike track at
Al Wathba.. 54. Check out the newly re-opened The One
furniture store. 55. Enjoy a good book at the Third Place Café.
56. Take a fitness class or lunch at Abu Dhabi’s  Ladies Club.

57. Take a train ride through Khalifa Park. 58. Have a dosa at Salaam Bombay. 59. Save the date on
August 27 for the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian expo at the ADNEC Center. 60. Have
an energetic game of Paintball at Al Forsan. 61. Enjoy Friday brunch at the Fairmont Hotel.  62. Explore a
historic fort at Qasr Al Hosn. 63. Get scuba certified at Al Mahara Diving Center. 64. Try the watt juices at
L’eto. 65. Join a Language club. 66. Enjoy all things chocolate at Godiva Café, Galleria Mall.

67. Cool down in the Emirates Palace Ice Cave.

68. Go skating at the Ice Rink at Zayed Sports City. 69. Get a pedicure
at Tips and Toes. 70. Drop by at the art studio at Manarat Saadiyat.
71. See the latest in bridal elegance at the Bride Show, June 26. 72.
Have a 23-ct gold flaked Palace cappuccino at Emirates Palace. 73.
Experience a driverless car at Masdar City. 74. Join some friends in a
fitness challenge that they can do wherever they are. 75. Picnic at Al
Bateen Beach. 76. Try Ethiopian cuisine at Bonna Anee restaurant.
77. Collect books for donation to Operation Smile UAE.



"Summertime, and the livin's easy"

Soon most of you will be taking off for the summer, I will be one of the few people staying
behind. I can already feel the city slowing. The signs of summer are everywhere. Each
morning moving trucks fill the parking in front of the Arc with workers steadily unloading
boxes and packing material. The temperature has already crested to 40C. Outside the
restaurants the tables are empty. The few people on the street are shading themselves
with umbrellas, or anything that will block the sun.

The beaches are almost empty. A hot tub bath at home is cooler than the sea. All signs of
summer. Since spending time outdoors has been seriously curtailed what will I do? I
would like to tell you I will use the time wisely. That I will finally get organized. Clear the
closet, declutter the house, put photos in some sort of order. Admirable goals, but not
honest. In many ways I am not much that different than a golden retriever. I start off
focused and on task and then just like Dug the dog in UP..."Squirrel!" and I'm totally off in
another direction.

So how will I spend my time? Six days a week I will go to the gym. Three times a week
with the trainer and yoga on the other days. I like the routine of knowing I need to be
someplace each morning. You would think I would have the body of a goddess instead of
the body of a goddess's grandmother. For each calorie I burn I take in two. It may be
because I love to bake. Cookies, pies, and cake recipes collected over the past year will
be tested and shared.

I will pull out my needle felting supplies. About two years ago I took up the craft. Needle
felting turns bits of wool into 3D objects using a variety of sharp needles. You can see
some of the beautiful things people create online. I made a cute snowman and countless
cat toys. Everything I make seems to end up as a cat approved compact ball of wool. I will
keep trying.

I will spend time at the Louvre. What a perfect place to get out of the heat and enjoy and
afternoon. Summer is a wonderful time to catch up on films either in the theater or at
home. And there are always the malls. It is fun to wander through places I don't usually

Though the summer can seem long, having a routine, staying busy and trying new things
can help make it fun and memorable, despite the heat.

by Carol Ann Hood

Carol's husband is a physician in the Emergency Medical
Institute and she lives on Reem Island.

around town

We have had over 15 events and countless
other activities this past year! From Karaoke
to bowling, we covered a lot of ground! Look
for a survey to come via email where we will

be looking for valuable feedback. In the
meantime, if you have any suggestions,

comments or concerns, email us at
[email protected].

what's up, whatsapp!

Facebook and Whatsapp? On
Facebook, our group name is
MPSN Abu Dhabi. If you would
like to be alerted about our events
on your mobile via Whatsapp
please text our communications
director Samala at 055 954 0841.


We've asked MPSN members what some of their favorite places were around Abu Dhabi. These
included grocery stores, dry cleaning, cleaning companies, and other services. Though they are
often changing, most are neighborhood cornerstones and have become indispensable while living

in the UAE. Each issue we will add to this growing list of resources.

ladies hair salons

Al Zeina Glamour Haircare Beauty Salon
02 555 9902 02 444 1181
"Kat is awesome, she takes time to get "CCAD has a hair salon and the
the highlight colors perfect" hairdresser Firas is very good. He gives
a CCAD discount."
Sheraton Beauty Salon
02 697 0273 A/C Maintenance 
"Caesar is a fabulous hairstylist for cut
and color. A bit pricey, but worth it!" Brooklyn General Maintenance
055 289 8528
Cleaning companies [email protected]
Delight Cleaning Service
800 34 36 or 02 690 2800 Envida 050 817 7829
[email protected]
Odd Jobs UAE
02 582 6638 Hydrogulf
800 49376
Solutions Hygiene [email protected]
600 56 56 96
[email protected]

04 258 2425


fitness gyms and studios sports clubs

Bodytree Studio City Football Schools
For pilates, yoga, barre, dance and kid’s Football training for boys and girls
classes. starting from 3 years of age. Locations Zayed Sports City, New York
University Abu Dhabi, and Emirates
Fitness First Al Seef Mall – Ladies only Palace.
There are multiple Fitness First locations, but
this one is ladies only. Abu Dhabi Harlequins Rugby club at Zayed Sports City.

Haddins Fitness Center Al Forsan Club
Reach, maintain and exceed all your fitness A variety of activites, from watersports to
goals, located at Zayed Sports City. paintball and shooting.

Inspire Sports not sure where
A variety of dance and fitness classes to begin?  try:
including hip hop and ballet. • Zumba with Hania at Inspire Sports.

Layaqa • BTB Bodytree Body classes at their
Gym at CCAD, offering classes and personal main studio and Saadiyat Beach Club.
training. • Haddins Primal at Zayed Sports city.

Cobra Fitness • The Formula 1 track at Yas Marina
Group classes, including martial arts, for men, Circuit is open on Tuesday nights!
women, and children. Bring your bikes, or come for a walk or jog with the family.

The Studio
A new yoga and pilates studio.


playgrounds and parks

Umm Al Emarat Park Nurseries
This spacious park features a shade house, botanic
garden, amphitheater & large open lawn. The Redwood Montessori Nursery
Age group: All ages Multiple locations
Entrance fee: 5 dhs
Open daily 8 am - 12 am Oxford Nursery
Khalifa City
A trampoline park at Marina Mall.
Age group: 3 years and up International Montessori School
Entrance fee: 80 dhs Between Bridges
Open Sat to Wed, 10 am - 10 pm;
Thursday and Friday 10 am to 12 am

Murjan Splash Park at Khalifa City Park Stepping Stones
Age group: all ages Multiple locations
Entrance fee: 45 dhs, under 1 meter height free

Open daily 11 am to 6 pm. Children's classes

Corniche Family Park Abu Dhabi Country Club -
Age group: all ages

Entrance fee: 10 dhs *Inspire Sports -
Open 24 hours

Adventure HQ Little Stars Sports Clubs -
Ropes course and wall climbing *The Royal Stables for horse riding - 02 445 5500
at Yas Mall *Advantage Sports UAE -
Age group: 4 years and up *Jump Sports Academies -
Entrance fee: starting at 65 dhs *Fourth Lane Swim Academy -
Open Sat to Wed, 10 am - 10 pm;
Thursday and Friday 10 am to 12 am

*Neptune Swimming - Info@neptuneswim. com

* indicates that there are classes and activities for teenagers as well
as younger children.


Organic Markets Fruits and Vegetable

Ripe Markets Al Mina Fruit and Vegetable Souk
Find seasonal, organic and local produce at weekly Numerous stalls selling fruits, vegetables,
markets at Umm al Emarat Park. and dates. Open daily 7 am to 12pm
Every Saturday starting October 28th, 3pm to 9pm The Market at Mushrif Mall
Located in the basement of Mushrif mall,
Ripe Pop-up Markets stalls of fresh fruits and vegetables are
Jones the Grocer, Al Raha Gardens available. Open daily 9 am to 12 am
Every Monday, 10 am to 1 pm
The Collection, St Regis Saadiyat Island Fresh Fish
Every Friday 10 am to 3 pm Mina Fish Market
Fresh fish is brought here daily. Located near
Al Rahba Organic Farm 182 (IRG Organic Farm) Dhow Harbour. Open daily 8 am to 11 pm
Pick your own organic vegetables.
November to May, every Saturday 6 am to 5 pm The Market, at Mushrif Mall
Bring your own bags. Cash only. Chickens and turkeys An extensive indoor fish market, with live fish
available with one week prior notice, call 02 641 6500. tanks. Open daily 9 am to 12 am

Yas Farm Butcher Shops
Organic chickens, turkeys, ducks, along with raw goat and
camel milk available. The Market, at Mushrif Mall
Open daily 9am to 9pm A wide array of cuts of meat, all in one
Delivery to Abu Dhabi costs Dhs 25, Please order three location. Open daily 9 am - 12 am
days in advance, call 055 973 3337.
Luqman Butcher
Mawasim Organic Market Part of the Al Mina Port Market. Call
Fridays, 2 pm to 8 pm on the ground Level of WTC Mall ahead for orders, 055 297 4541
Saturdays, 11 am to 3 pm Boutik Mall, in front of Waitrose. Open daily 8 am to 11pm

Farm Box Springbok Butchery
Have organic produce delivered to your door. Quality meats delivered right to your door.


LAUNDRY SERVICES If you have any suggestions,
additions, corrections to the
Alessia Couture Dry Cleaners MPSN Members Recommend
02 555 2088 - Specializing in high end and couture section, let us know at
garments, they will collect and deliver. Located in [email protected]
Every effort has been made to
Jeeves Dry Cleaning provide accurate and timely information.  Dates and
02 666 3755 - Specializing in dry cleaning, laundering, timings are subject to change.
alterations, repairs, home furnishings, shoe repairs,
couture and handbag restoration. Collection and delivery
available. Located in Khalidiya.

Al Rafidain Laundry
02 666 4313 - Commercial and personal dry cleaners.
Collection and delivery to most areas of Abu Dhabi.
Multiple locations.

The Laundry At Qaryat al Beri
02 558 1670 - Souk Qaryat Al Beri, Al Maqta.

White Cat Laundry
050 925 5346 - Offering collection and delivery, there are
several branches.

The Mission Statement of MPSN is to connect and support CCAD
physician spouses and their families, offering a platform to engage in
organized activities, while welcoming new members. To contact the

MPSN, please email [email protected].

If you would like to be involved in the monthly newsletter, or have
comments, suggestions, events or recipes to post, please email

Samala at [email protected].

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