Ex­pe­ri­ence c’est la vie ... In Dubai

Stuff that has ev­ery­one all agog with ex­cite­ment

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Why travel to France, when you can ex­pe­ri­ence it right here in the UAE? La Môme, a home­grown French restau­rant in nas­sima royal Ho­tel, is bring­ing tal­ented jazz band The Pres­i­dents to per­form be­tween Fe­bru­ary 9- 11. The band hails from the French riviera and they’re sure to keep guests en­ter­tained by recre­at­ing the time­less­ness of a Parisian din­ner party, and singing both clas­sic and mod­ern songs — in tune with the au­di­ence’s re­quests. If you’re look­ing for a taste of the French way of life, call 04- 3080470.

What i s your most cher­ished child­hood mem­ory? Those days when my fa­ther would pick my brother and I up from board­ing school in Switzer­land and we would go for walks along Geneva’s Lac Lé­man, skip­ping and singing songs he would make up on the spot!

If you could move any­where in the world for free, what place would that be? The moon. You can get the best pos­si­ble view of the earth from up there.

The big­gest l earn­ing point or ex­pe­ri­ence in your life. Moth­er­hood was the great­est thing that ever hap­pened to me. It showed me what it re­ally means to love an­other per­son self­lessly and with­out hold­ing back.

I f y ou won a mil l i on bucks to­mor­row, what would you do with the money? I’m par­tic­u­larly sen­si­tive to­wards help­less chil­dren and the el­derly. So, I would put the money to good use, mak­ing sure those who need it most get it.

What ad­vice would you give your younger self, if you could? Never base your de­ci­sions on other’s ex­pec­ta­tions.

If you could go back to any era in time or wit­ness any ma­jor event in his­tory, which one would it be, and why? Favourite movie char­ac­ter of all time — and why. El­iza Doolit­tle from My Fair Lady ( pic­tured above). She’s the sweet­est, kind­est, most en­dear­ing char­ac­ter ever writ­ten. She’s so “loverly”!

If youw­erepres­i­dent of your coun­try, what is the first thing you’d do? In­vest mor­eine­d­u­ca­tion. It’s the best way to pre­pare for the fu­ture.

— Staff Re­porter

the ‘ 20s and ‘ 30s… they were such glam­orous times! i would have loved to get all dressed up in those lovely gowns and feath­ered hats

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