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Easy workouts without breaking into sweat? Try this suit

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A fitness suit, touted to be revolutionary, has arrived in the UAE and is promising to take away the pain and sweat out of working out your muscles for a leaner you.

Easy Motion Skin, a company headquartered in Austria, is behind the sales of the blue-coloured outfit which has been designed by German scientist Dr Dirk Fritzche and is expanding operations in the country after establishing good testimonials with top athletes and even astronauts in Germany.

Bringing the product is Jan Ising, who has helped set-up events at places like the Burj Khalifa and Expo2020. “It can help lose weight, firm your skin and help get rid of cellulite and all this without causing back pain while also improving any disbalances caused by wrong habits from daily life,” says Ising.

The concept is nothing new, the company admits. “We are only reinventing the old way of Electromyography (EMG) in which the brain sends a signal to the muscles,” Ising explains. “In the late 70s, experiments were conducted on frogs with electrodes attached to their leg muscles to see how long they could leap. Until recently too, body suits with complex wires and gadgets attached have been in use but the movement is severely restricted and impractical.”

“Our suit is powered by a small, long-lasting battery and made up of washable, comfortable material with humidity not a factor and the high-quality electrodes are placed to target eight different muscle categories – without troubling yourself or risking back pain and potentially more injuries and damage then the good done by working out.

“However, once you get used to it – even 20-minute sessions twice a week is enough – you need mobility to work your muscles on a professional level; for which one usually recommends a trainer.”

Billing the suit as “the world’s smallest gym”, the development team led by Mr Ising is so confident that they are encouraging people to see the proof in the pudding themselves by trying it out. The suit comes in a Home Edition for individual users and a Studio Edition for those looking to share it or rent it among a larger benefactor base.

“We are looking at direct marketing where they can buy the suit from us online or collect it from our partner gyms or personal trainers,” Ising adds. “It is a sustainable system where the suit is used in conjunction with the experts who believe in the system.”

To complement the suit, the company has also collaborated with other products which work on a similar EMG concept. There is the ReLounge chair, an arching table with electrodes placed on the back region. There is another massage table, a flat one, which has a slow and steady, but similar relaxation effect on the back muscles especially.
“Our products are where science meets lifestyle. We are activating your muscles, improving mobility and increasing endurance.

“We can provide follow-up support for clinics and physios for: sin tightening for mothers, muscle building after surgeries, compensation of disbalances in body muscles, optimize training results, an immediate solution for cellulite issues – all with the push of a button.”

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Jan Ising, left, guiding Yolanda in Dubai. The electrodes, sewn into the suit to target key areas, are visible. Sanita Lapinska / EMS

Though the suit is a fitness and lifestyle product in the UAE for starters, it is registered with medical authorities in Europe.

Their headquarters in Seefel, Austria, also known as the Dome, is being used as a training facility for top athletes. The company is working with the European Space Agency, SpaceX, the Centre for Space, Medicine & Extreme Environments in Berlin and the word of mouth is growing.

Another brand ambassador is Kai Kazmirek, a German decathlete, who had swelled to 120kg in weight during a complex injury lay-off. After using the suit, his recovery has fastened and what would have taken a year took only three months, Ising claims.

The suit was presented to a select audience at the expansive AB Fitness facility in Port Rashid, Dubai. Yolanda Banda, a marketing executive by profession and a fitness freak, got curious and decided to don the blue kit. “I did it only for 10 minutes but I can still feel my muscles twitching. It is a great feeling,” she said.

The home edition is priced roughly around 12,500 dirhams and can be ordered online from their website.

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Placido Domingo returns to Dubai Opera as headline act for Dresden Ball’s UAE debut

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The Dresden Opera Ball, which will be hosted by Dubai Opera in 2022, will bring together internationally renowned performers to share their cultural legacies with the varied population of the UAE.

Taking place on November 15, the gala and awards feature performances by Placido Domingo (tenor), Marina Rebeka (soprano), hosts of the evening Riz Khan and Oksana Fedorova, the European Peace Chamber Orchestra Dresden, Anton Lubchenko (conductor), Igor Butman (saxophone), Roman Lyulkin (bass) and more.

The first Dresden Opera Ball in Dubai will take place five years after the “king of opera,” Placido Domingo, wowed the audience at the Dubai Opera’s grand opening in 2016.

As part of the program, debutant couples will also put on a choreographed dance show. As they have done in high society throughout European history, these couples will captivate the audience. Ladies in spectacular gowns and gentlemen in stylish tuxedos will take over the stage in an extraordinary dance exhibition in a three-four-time signature.

The glamorous event is presented by M Premiere and the Opernball Dresden, the largest classical entertainment event in the German-speaking world that made its debut in 2006 in the German city of Dresden.

The Dubai Dresden Opera Ball follows the recent gala event at the beautiful Catherine Palace in St Petersburg, Russia and now, it is arriving in the UAE.

Dubai’s convening power creates the natural platform for an event which seeks to connect cultural and artistic icons from the European and Arab worlds.

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A VIP guest list for the Dresden Opera Ball includes HE Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment of the UAE.

Hikmat Al Kaitoob, an international businesswoman and global philanthropist, is the official presenter of the evening’s festivities. Leading broadcaster and author Riz Khan will moderate the proceedings, which will also be hosted by former Russian Miss Universe Oksana Fedorova.

Hans Joachim Frey, General Director of the Dresden Semper Opera Ball, said: “The main message is to have international cultural bridge building between Germany, the Arabic world, the United Arab Emirates and the European world. Culture brings people together and Dubai is a centre for this and we are very happy to be here.”

Dresden Opera Ball Programme

18.00 Red carpet opening ceremony
18.30 VIP reception
20.00 Gala show program
21.30 Grand finale with Dresden Opera Ball debutants
21.45 Fulminant ball opening dance
22.00 Gala dinner orchestrated by Armani Hotel Dubai culinary team
23.00 Dancing music and entertainment
01.30 Closure of the event

Tickets are available to purchase at:
Dubai Opera: https://www.dubaiopera.com/events/dresden-opera-ball-in-the-uae
Platinumlist: https://dubai.platinumlist.net/event-tickets/84187/dresden-opera-ball-in-the-uae
or by calling +971507686418

Ticket pricing:

  • Silver AED 975 (including a pre-show drink)
  • Gold AED 1,125 (including a pre-show drink)
  • Platinum AED 1,425 (including a pre-show drink)
  • Premium table AED 3,825 per person
  • Diamond table AED 4,675 per person
  • Royal table AED 5,525 per person
  • VIP table AED 6,375 per person

All table seats include: a VIP welcome cocktail, three-course dinner and a beverage package from 8pm until midnight (T&C apply)

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Dubai Land Department updates Ejari rules with co-habitants asked to register

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In two weeks, through the Dubai REST app, property owners, developers, management companies, and tenants must register any family members or co-tenants against their Ejari contracts.

All owners, developers, property management organizations, and tenants are required to complete an eight-step registration process, which includes providing personal information and an Emirates ID, according to the Dubai Land Department (DLD).

You can sign up with your Emirates ID and add your personal information, or you can log in with the UAE pass.
Once the registration is complete, the co-occupants will be automatically updated on the rental agreement.

Each inhabitant of a house can use an Ejari contract as identification by registering all the occupants.

The registration must be finished “within two weeks, effective immediately,” a DLD circular said. The Dubai REST app is available for both iOS and Android.

The registration process explained:

Whom does the rule apply to?
The rules apply to all owners, developers, property management companies and tenants.

What details of co-occupants must be uploaded to the app?
Some tenants and homeowners in Dubai have already begun receiving instructions from their property owners or developers on details of how to register co-occupant details.
According to information made available on the Dubai REST app, tenants and homeowners must upload the name, Emirates ID and date of birth of all co-occupants on the application. Once the data is entered, applicants must click ‘verify’. Details of all members of the family who are living on the property must be entered.
DLD has not confirmed if details of live-in house help must be entered as well.

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Co-habitants and bedspace tenants can get access to Ejari contracts with the new DLD move.

Is there a penalty for not applying before the two-week deadline?
DLD has not provided details of potential penalties for failing to register co-occupants within the two-week deadline.

What steps must they follow to register?

  • Open Dubai REST App and log in to the application. Please register if you’re a new user
  • Choose your role as an “individual” and log in with UAE PASS for quick access
  • Authenticate yourself via the UAE PASS application
  • From the dashboard, select the property where you are a tenant/ owner
  • Select manage co-occupants to proceed
  • Select “add more” to add co-occupants to the property where you are a tenant
  • Enter the Emirates ID and date of birth of the co-occupant and select ‘verify.’
  • Add all family members/ flatmates living on that property. To remove a co-occupant, select the delete icon and submit.

All you need to know about the Ejari contract:

What is an Ejari contract or number?

Ejari means ‘my rent’ in Arabic. It is the mandatory registration of your tenancy contract. Initiated by the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (Rera), the regulatory arm of DLD, Ejari came into being to make the rental market in Dubai one of the most transparent markets in the world.

How does Ejari work?

Registration through Ejari is a simple process requiring little technical knowledge, and only the basic details of agreements are entered. These include details of the property, the rental company’s name, and the agreement’s terms.
Once the agreement is entered into the system and registered, it is allocated a unique barcode that acts as its reference throughout the contract’s life. RERA will keep its record of the agreement and update changes to the register as these occur.

How to register for Ejari?

One can register on Ejari via the Ejari app. Registering the tenancy contract with Ejari will cost you Dh 220 at a typing centre and Dh 195 on the mobile application. Applications have to upload all documents, which include:

  • Passport copy
  • UAE visa
  • Tenancy contract
  • Emirates ID
  • Recent Dewa Bill or receipt of Dewa Connection
  • Title Deed of Rented Property

Once all documents are uploaded, pay a fee of Dh195, and within 6 hours, a registered contract and the Ejari certificate will be emailed to the applicant.

Typing centres in Al Manara Centre, Al Barsha Mall, Oud Metha, Port Saeed or Zabeel also provide Ejari registration services.

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Kimono craze hits Dubai as Japanese culture gets on catwalk

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Ramp walks and fashion presentations in the flesh are back on the radar and a big reason to celebrate. Look Up Japan, a fashion show on traditional, famous ‘Kimonos’ has added ripples to Dubai’s fashion scene.

Designer Yuko Murokami  hosted an exclusive fashion show at the Dubai World Trade Center on September 10, blending the modern with the new in a revival of sorts for the pretty kimonos.

Ms Murakami said during the event announcement she chose Dubai as the venue for her Kimono collection because she is trying to modernise folk fashion in a western style and with modern-day materials using nanotechnology.

The Kimono is traditionally worn with a broad sash, called an obi, and is commonly worn with accessories such as zōri sandals and tabi socks.

From voluminous dresses to wild flowers on head, the collection on Saturday0 was nothing short of innovative as displayed on the models who walked the stage. With vintage upcycled fabric work and ruffled sleeved pieces, the innovative pieces were an ode to the Japanese culture.

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The evening saw celebrities galore such as singers Ibrar Ul Haq and Azeem Dar of Pakistan, Hollywood singer Persian Dulao and the Arab ‘Michael Jackson’ Maher Alkhaja, who enthralled the audience with their electrifying performances. The dignitaries present were Sheikh Obad Bin Suhail Al Maktoum, Shiekh Buti Bin Abdulhakkim Al Maktoum, Dr Bu Abdullah, Dr Maryam Mohd Fatma Matar.

Organised by Westfield Event Management, the show was a gateway for fashionistas in Dubai to experience the Japan culture on the catwalk. The event, claimed to be region’s first Japanaese fashion show was attended by some big fashion minds like Mr Nishida, Mr Arakawa and Ms Rytshiko Kaneko.

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