Wel­come to your new-look Fri­day !

Friday - - EDITOR’S LETTER - Karen Pasquali Jones, Edi­tor kpasqual­i­jones@gulfnews.com

Be­ing the edi­tor of Fri­day has to be one of the best jobs in the world – es­pe­cially when I get to meet you, the read­ers. That is what I have been do­ing for the past few months as I went un­der­cover on a se­cret mission: to make Fri­day even bet­ter.

So, along with our art edi­tor Mark Setch­field, I have trav­elled all over the UAE to meet some of you to help me de­con­struct your favourite mag­a­zine and put it back to­gether with a mod­ern twist.

We met doc­tors, housewives, busi­ness peo­ple and moth­ers, and you all said one thing – give us more sto­ries that make us think, make us laugh and make us cry. You told us you love our in-depth re­ports, inspiring sto­ries of hum­ble peo­ple who re­ally make a dif­fer­ence in the lives of oth­ers and our real-life tales of tri­umph over tragedy.

You also said you wanted to hear from ex­perts – so we have an amaz­ing panel to an­swer all your ques­tions on health, re­la­tion­ships,

You said you WANTED to hear from EX­PERTS so we have an amaz­ing PANEL to an­swer ALL of your QUES­TIONS

ca­reers, fi­nance and legal is­sues on page 74 – your amaz­ing pho­to­graphs from around the world, which we’ve put in our gallery on page 18 , and even a new Su­doku puz­zle on page 96 .

Of course, all your favourites are still here but wrapped up in a new, gor­geous de­sign. We’ve also cre­ated a new logo for the front cover to make us stand out even more.

I’d like to thank all of you who helped in our re­search and hope you all love the Fri­day makeover as much as we do! Let me know what you think,

Art edi­tor Mark joined me on my trav­els to meet read­ers across the UAE, then got down to mak­ing what we heard look good on pa­per

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