The List- November 25

Eid Mubarak,
and Happy Thanksgiving,
So much happening in Dubai over the past week that, although I’m off the crutches, I can barely keep up: Eve performed at was a major “Sheikh Up” at the top of the Dubai financial world, Global Village opened, and multiple sword fights broke out in the city. Yes...sword fights!
We’ve got a long Eid Al Adha weekend ahead of us and plenty of scandal and intrigue sure to follow.

In Dubai…

Where to eat – Mall of Emirates: Almaz by Momo serves yummy North African cuisine in a chic setting on the top floor of Harvey Nichols. Don’t miss the authentic pigeon pastille and minty Moroccan tea.

What to mall- Lamcy Plaza: It’s been on my list before, but it’s worth the drive to Oud Metha to check out this very bizarre multi-level shopping center with an open floor plan. Head straight to Daiso Supermarket for cool Japanese trinkets. You could spend hours in that place picking up things like ladies face razors, Beckoning Cats, butterfly nets, miniature clothes pins, and plenty of useful home stuff too.

Who to follow on Twitter (local): @emiratweet is a virtual majlis for Emiratis, created by @angelistiic I think she’s on to something big. You go girl!

What to weekend- Thursday: Catch an indie film at The Scene Club. This month’s film is Kerala Café, a Malayalam film directed by a team of 10 directors focusing on a common theme of journeys that reflect contemporary times in Kerala.

What to weekend- Thursday: Catch a Hollywood blockbuster on a 4000 sqft screen accompanied by a 32 speaker digital surround sound system when New Moon opens the Swiss Open Air season in Media City.

What to weekend: Take your sheep for a walk. Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, is on Friday. It is the most important feast of the Muslim calendar and concludes the Pilgrimage to Mecca. Eid al-Adha commemorates the Prophet Abraham’s willingness to obey God by sacrificing his son. During the feast families re-enact Abraham’s obedience by sacrificing a sheep of their own. The more beloved and dear the animal is to its owner, the more meaningful will its sacrifice be. The family eats about a third of the meal and donates the rest to the poor.

One more, we do have a long weekend: Go see the human cannonball at Global Village! David ‘The Bullet’ Smith Jr is the current World Record holder for the longest human cannonball flight. David will blast off twice a day between the 22nd of November and the 21st of December 2009. Just one of a many reasons you should go.

How to answer -“Do you want anything from Egypt?”: “Aiwa, please bring me a nice khamsa or evil eye to ward off the bad mojo of 2009...”

And around the globe…

Who to follow on Twitter: @urbandaily keep up to date on the newest word in the Urban Dictoinary like: darth breather, Febreze shower, and moviegating. You’ll sound so clever.

WTF?: Somewhere in India there is a Spiderman Ganesh, need I say more?

Take a laughternoon break:
This Party Took a Turn for the Douche” this is a hilarious song about a party turned bad full of hilarious pop culture and literary references- Mike Seaver, Golda Meir, "metaphysical like John Donne" [warning mom types- prolific use of the F-word, but it really is funny]

What to read: Sign up for Book Crossing Welcome, where hundreds of thousands of people from more than 100 countries come to share books through a unique method of recycling books which are left on a park bench, a coffee shop, at a hotel on vacation. You can even track the book's journey around the world as it is passed on from person to person. Very cool, very green.

What to listen to: Rakim, the godfather of the golden-era rap just released a new album. For you youngsters, Rakim is the ‘Microphone Fiend’ you hear Hova rapping about in “Run This Town” . Rakim is not slappin’ hoes, he is not poppin’ bottles, this is what rap should be. Buy his album.

How to save the Earth: Join Book Crossing.

And finally, something to inspire you: 11 Productivity Tips


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