Friday - - Editor’s Letter -

What am I plan­ning to do this ex­tended week­end? A lot! At the top of the list: a walk along the Dubai Water Canal. And on Fri­day, a visit to Global Vil­lage to catch the Mer­chants of Bol­ly­wood show. It fea­tures over 40 per­form­ers who ap­pear in a mind-bog­gling 1,200 dif­fer­ent cos­tumes. Anand Raj OK, fea­tures edi­tor Fire­work dis­plays across the coun­try have al­ways been a Na­tional Day high­light for me. They sum up my im­pres­sion of the UAE: al­ways daz­zling and reach­ing for the stars. Plus, what’s more cel­e­bra­tory than the night sky ex­plod­ing in in­cred­i­ble colours and shapes? To make the most of the night, I’m plan­ning to head to Jebel Hafeet – the best van­tage point in Al Ain! Shreeja Ravin­dranathan, life­style writer I’ve just dis­cov­ered Google Maps’ Street View Spe­cial Col­lect and took a vir­tual tour of the Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Burj Khal­ifa with 360-de­gree im­agery. Yes, I’ve been here all my life, but haven’t vis­ited these places. You can also check out land­marks such as Burj Al Arab, Dubai Creek and The Palm, re­leased this week in time for Na­tional Day. Sana Umer, web con­tent edi­tor

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