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CITY WALK – Event Review – “It’s MySpace” at IDdesign via MOMSOUQ.

CITY WALK – Event Review – “It’s MySpace” at IDdesign via MOMSOUQ.

‘It’s MySpace’ held at IDdesign showroom, in collaboration with MOMSOUQ.”

It was thrilling to be a part of “It’s My Space” Organized by ID Design in collaboration with Mom Souq. Mom Souq is my favorite family community and I love their awareness events, hence I happily accepted the invite and was all set to visit one of the most happening and new hotspot shopping destination Dalma Mall in AbuDhabi.

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Event started on time and all the participants along with IDdesign experts were been introduced. We get to learn a lot of tips and techniques where you can actually learn some quick and easy fixes to change the mood of any room. Also I get to learn about the latest trends in interior design styles and home furnishings.

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Then comes the most important part of being creative, 3 teams were made and were asked to show their decorating skills via creating a mood board.  It was such an interactive, fun and team building activity and  de-clustered so many concepts for me regarding interior settings. Winning team get the prizes, and IDdesign Goodie bags were provided to all participants at the event.

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The tips shared by designers Mei and Nataliya on the importance of a moodboard; whether you’re looking to de-clutter your home or having to bargain color palettes & approach with other members of your family, provided some stimulation for our home. They were so generous and open about listening to your home staying queries and provide some useful info.

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To relax and unwind we sat back, and enjoyed some healthy and yummy refreshments and sweet bite size treats. I took a good roam around in their store, as they were offering 25-75% sale in their store. To stay informed of future events, as well as in store promotions and IDdesign’s latest furniture & accessories collections in our Abu Dhabi or Dubai showrooms, you can visit their website or Facebook page.

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Special Thanks to Mona Tavassoli, Founder & CEO of Mom Souq for pulling off yet another successful and well organized event, Lovely Designers at IDdesign and the management of the store been extra courteous and responsive to participants need and for the preview of their special promotion items at Sale. I am certainly returning back to store for good bargains.

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2015 in City Walk, Events, OUT AND ABOUT, PLACES

 

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City Walk – Event Review: “Short+Sweet” theatre festival.

City Walk – Event Review: “Short+Sweet” theatre festival.

Abu Dhabi enjoyed its first taste of the international theatre festival ‘Short+Sweet’ this weekend, when a touring show of the festival’s 10-minute plays visited the capital as part of a day of theatre events at Abu Dhabi Theatre. The Short+Sweet festival has run successfully in Dubai for the last three years, and organisers hosted the theatre day to give locals a taste of the fun and energy involved in the event and to promote the idea of having a full Short+Sweet Abu Dhabi theatre festival in early 2016. The day began with an acting workshop on stage, a  playwriting workshop in the afternoon and a performance of ‘Short+Sweet – the Best of Short+Sweet Dubai’ showing some of the most successful, and funniest, 10-minute plays in the world.

HR Shereen Saifudeen, Beth Burrows, Taraash Mehrotra and Salman Qureshi in No 22, Shorter+Sweeter

Says Alex Broun, world-leading playwright and producer of Short+Sweet Dubai: “Short+Sweet has really helped to promote homegrown theatre talent in Dubai. Last February we had over 250 actors, writers and directors involved in staging 70, 10-minute plays and it really brought out the best from local theatre groups”. He continues “there is some incredible creative talent in Abu Dhabi, both Emirati and expatriate. We want to start a full festival of 10-minute plays here, Short+Sweet Abu Dhabi, to give local people a challenge and to enable them to collaborate across cultural divides”.

Short+Sweet currently runs across 23 cities, in seven different countries, although Dubai is currently the only Emirate to host it. The Shorter+Sweeter show, a touring production, hopes to tour the GCC and then Italy later in the year. Anyone who wants to get involved in Short+Sweet Abu Dhabi should contact alex@constellation.ae, at Dubai’s newest performing arts company Constellation.

 
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Posted by on June 1, 2015 in Events, OUT AND ABOUT, PLACES

 

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Visit to Fujeirah – Al-Bidya Mosque explored.

Visit to Fujeirah – Al-Bidya Mosque explored.
The majestic Bidya Mosque

Majestic Oldest Mosque

Uniquely Built Architectural lines

Uniquely Built Architectural lines

WE EXPLORE – Al Bidyah (Aka Al Bidiyah or Al Badiyah)

Novotel Hotel was our chosen destination for a break excursion trip outside the congested city life. It is indeed the budget and family friendly spot in Fujairah where we spent our memorable getaway. They offers us a tour to Fujairah’s famous & historic spots.

Scenic Beauty and amazing weather of Fujeirah !

Scenic Beauty and amazing weather of Fujeirah !

Landscape Mountains and their Magical shades

Landscape Mountains and their Magical shades

Our driver cum tour guide Binil was so interactive and informative we headed for City tour after breakfast and went straight to Al Bidyah Mosque. It was a stretched drive from hotel but the view through the windows alongside the steep roads has incredible vista you won’t see much often, those dramatic upto 6 shades scenery of gigantic mountains and rocky hills (Just like how we draw on paper one over other), UAE Flags and heart shape paintings spotted by 2 little humans in our car and stop by for KARAK CHAI in roadside market kept us so busy that we dint feel the way. Our first stop over was an old town.

Mosque Interior

Mosque Interior

FUJEIRAH BEAUTY

FUJEIRAH BEAUTY

Entrance to Oldest Fort

Entrance to Oldest Fort

Another beautiful Mosque in Emirate

Another beautiful Mosque in Emirate

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we enjoyed Blue sky with amazing cloud compilation that day

HISTORY:

The petite fishing township of Badiyah (also spelt Bidyah and Bidiya), few kms north of Khor Fakkan but in the Fujairah emirate, is one of the oldest villages in the Gulf. Al Bidyah Mosque is located there and thought to be as early as 1446 AD. The mosque is named after this town and it is also known as the Ottoman, after the name of personality who built it.

Al-Bidya Mosque

Al-Bidya Mosque

Beautiful scenery of Fujeirah

Beautiful scenery of Fujeirah

CONSTRUCTION & CULTURAL VALUE:

Archaeological digs show that this town has been settled continuously since the 3rd millennium BC. Today, it is notorious primarily for AlBidyah mosque , a charming sand-colored formation of boulder, stone, mire, mud brick and minerals built before1668, it is unique structure in UAE due to it’s engineering features. The building’s crown, with its four pointed domes supported by an internal pillar, is particularly idiosyncratic and its plain and minimal interior has an attractive reflective sense & deep rooted-cultured sagacity.

Scribbling their names on the wall ! A set tradition by visitors. :)

Scribbling their names on the wall ! A set tradition by visitors. 🙂

Paying gratitude to the historic and religious icon while interaction with very kind IMAM-E-MASJID.

Paying gratitude to the historic and religious icon while interaction with very kind IMAM-E-MASJID.

Can you spot my name ! Wisam :)

Can you spot my name ! Wisam 🙂

Posing at the highest point in Al-Bidya region.

Posing at the highest point in Al-Bidya region.

HERITAGE MONUMENT & GALLANT:

Considered as the the oldest worship place in the UAE, it now functions chiefly as a tourist attraction. Non-Muslims may enter if they are suitably clad and have taken off their shoes, but women must cover their heads & shoulders. The mosque is built over a stumpy hillside along the main road just north of the town or Fujairah before you get to Al Aqqah hotels and beach resort.

Loved the variety of Cactus we saw in Budya surroundings.

Loved the variety of Cactus we saw in Budya surroundings.

Historical icons

Historical icons

On our way up to Tower/ fort.

On our way up to Tower/ fort.

Aerial View from another QILLA

Aerial View from another QILLA

We had  some time hence decided to see the castle above the mosque. This is an important archaeological site in the UAE. When you live in hustle bustle of the cuities you don’t get these natural sites of mountain and huge palm trees and sandy castle. Hence Fujairah cast its own charm, while I visited this mosque a year back I couldn’t go up in the castles however this time my mini companions, Misha & Wisam have actually made the journey so adventurous and fun filled that inspite of struggle climbing to make it to two fort/castles standing behind the mosque, I dint feel much of energy lost.

The view from the top chamber of the “Qilla” is so unique though there is not much history of that era but long-lived local people mentioned that these castles are been built to keep a watch on the movements of opponent’s army while a battle has been fought here. You can view some glorious view of wide spread trees and desert along with the coast line.

Famous well of Bidya Mosque

Famous well of Bidya Mosque

 
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Posted by on May 5, 2015 in OUT AND ABOUT, PLACES, STAYCATIONS, TRIPS

 

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