A toast to girl power
To pamper women on the occasion of International Women’s Day, the H Hotel has come up with an array of special experiences that are likely to make your day. A complimentary coffee between 8 pm and 6 pm, a 40 per cent discount on spa treatments and some complimentary fitness sessions are in store for you. For more information, log on to www. h- hotel. com
To put the spotlight on women’s leadership, the Vital Voices Leadership Network will be organising a walk at the Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club on March 11. Both established as well as emerging women leaders in the region will share personal anecdotes about their journey to the top and offer tips to overcome daily hurdles at work.
A touch of Spain
Spain enjoys the reputation of being a hub of latest fashion trends. Raising a toast to this legacy, Global Village’s Spain pavilion will feature premium works — from exquisite jewellery to hand- stitched shoes. Some of Spain’s leading fashion entrepreneurs will also be present at the venue.
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What advice would you give your younger self, if you could? I would tell myself that ‘ fear of the unknown’ i s a banal concept. There i s a saying t hat goes, ‘ familiarity breeds contempt’, and both these statements prove how fickle human understanding and sensibilities can be. So, I have a saying of my own liking that goes ‘ Beyond fear lies freedom’ — and that is my newest tattoo.
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