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MPSN Jan 2019 Newsletter

MPSN Jan 2019 Newsletter

JANUARY 2019 - VOL. 3 NO. 1


The Newsletter for the CCAD Medical Providers Spouses' Network

Happy New Year! in this


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the holidays
in Abu Dhabi

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With a new year brings new possibilities, new potentials, and new Meet the
challenges.  There are many times in life where we start over, such as a new board
job, a new move, and with it comes new opportunities for growth.
At the Medical Providers' Spouses Network we are starting the year off with pg. 4 
some change as well.  After holding elections in December, we have a new
President Jane Browne and Vice President Sumiah Aduib.  MPSN
As a group that connects spouses and their families, we will continue to do  Recommend
our best when it comes to providing support to the collective CCAD family. 
If you have any comments, questions, or feedback, please feel free to email pg. 6
us at [email protected].  From all of us at MPSN, we wish you a
happy and prosperous 2019! 

Upcoming Events LET'S GET TOGETHER!

ON WEDNESDAYS, NEXT Facebook and Whatsapp? Our
ONE JAN 23 group name is MPSN Abu Dhabi.
If you would like to
Saddle up with the MPSN crew for be alerted about our events on
horseback riding lessons. For more your mobile via Whatsapp please
text our communications director
information, whatsapp
Nadine at 055 954 3686. Samala at 055 954 0841.

ARABIC LANGUAGE CLUB ‫ﻣﺮﺣﺒﺎ‬ Bowl your
11 AM EASTERN Every second Tuesday
MANGROVES of the month
11:30 am
Learn how to speak conversational Arabic
with some of our talented members! Zayed Sports City Bowling Alley
For more information, whatsapp
Nadine at 055 954 3686.


Join us for a discussion on THE SEAT OF

information, email Samala at
[email protected]


Have you ever wanted to learn how to cook
Iraqi cuisine? Join us for a cooking

workshop. For more information, whatsapp
Nadine at 055 954 3686.

Taking Traditions Abroad

MPSN member Dr. Dania Zantout shares how she's
taken her Thanksgiving traditions from the United

States and brought them to the UAE 

     Thanksgiving is very meaningful to me.  Besides  loving to do math, I am passionate
about cooking.  While I did not grow up celebrating it, I started doing it once I started
my family in the US.  It was the most wonderful time of the year with the pleasant
weather filled with the aroma of pumpkins, sweet potatoes and cinnamon.  I used to
enjoy it so much especially when I was working as a faculty member and Thanksgiving
was the only long weekend in the fall semester I used to look forward to.  I used the
time off to forget all about the busy lifestyle that we had and to be grateful of all the
blessings that God has given us.  It was a day mostly spent in the kitchen crafting our
big bird and surrounded by the sweetness and warmth of my small family.

Here are some of my latest pictures.  One was taken
during the last Thanksgiving we had in the US and
the second was during the first Thanksgiving we
had in Abu Dhabi, blessed to be around friends.  

Dania is a professor of Mathematics

Meet the Board

Every year the board holds elections.  Since of the formation of
MPSN in 2017, this was the second election cycle.  We are

happy to report that many board members decided to stay on
another year which is a testament to how dedicated they are to
helping families adapt to UAE life.  If you would like to contact

them, please email [email protected]

Jane Browne, President
Jane and her husband arrived to Abu Dhabi in August 2014 along
with their three children, and  the fourth arriving ten days later.
Her husband, Ciarán, works with the Emergency Medicine
Institute. Jane and her family come from Dublin, Ireland.

Sumiah Aduib, Vice President
Sumiah is a Libyan American who has been living in Abu Dhabi
for three years now.  She is a mother of two and works as a stylist
and personal shopper. Her husband, Mahmoud, is an
Interventional Cardiologist. Her background is in Print
Journalism and she enjoys working out and cooking.

Claire Cartwright, Secretary
Claire is from Cornwall, a beautiful county in the South-West of
the UK, and moved to Abu Dhabi in August 2014. Her husband,
Tony, is an Anesthesiology Consultant Physician and they have
two sons and a daughter. She enjoys tennis, beach walks and
interior design.

Meet the Board

Reema Abuelroos, Membership Director
Reema is here to help old and new members acclimate to Abu
Dhabi and get to know the city she’s come to love and call home.
Her motley crew and her are celebrating their two year
anniversary here in the land of sand and it finally feels like home,
a home she truly loves.  She looks forward to sharing that feeling
with MPSN members.

Samala Khan, Communications Director
Samala moved to Abu Dhabi from the United States in August of
2014 along with her two children and husband, Safdar, who works
in the Emergency Medicine Institute. Before moving to the UAE
she worked for ten years as an optometrist. Her hobbies include
art, writing, yoga and travel.  

Nadine Saleh, Activities Coordinator
Nadine moved to Abu Dhabi in 2014 with her husband, Khaled, a
physician in the Respiratory and Critical Care Institute, and their
four kids. Originally from Lebanon, she moved here from Arizona,
USA, after spending most of her adult life in the US. She enjoys
exercising, traveling, and spending quality time with friends.

Dena Nusair, Event Coordinator
Dena moved to Abu Dhabi two and a half years ago from the
United States. Her husband, Ahmad, is an Infectious Disease
doctor. They have three children. Her hobbies include bowling
and horseback riding.  


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

new section!

Haircare Beauty Salon Al Zeina Glamour
02 444 1181 02 555 9902
"CCAD has a hair salon and the "Kat is awesome, she takes time to get
hairdresser Firas is very good. He gives the highlight colors perfect"
a CCAD discount."
Sheraton Beauty Salon
Scintillia Skincare - Reem Island Branch 02 697 0273
050 697 6111 "Caesar is a fabulous hairstylist for cut
"Grace is really good and listens to your and color. A bit pricey, but worth it!"
A/C Maintenance 
Cleaning companies
Brooklyn General Maintenance
Delight Cleaning Service 055 289 8528
800 34 36 or 02 690 2800 [email protected]

Odd Jobs UAE Envida
02 582 6638 050 817 7829 [email protected]
Solutions Hygiene
600 56 56 96 Hydrogulf
[email protected] 800 49376 [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
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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