Hitches & Glitches Offers Innovative Training For Housemaids

Progressive UAE-based home maintenance company, Hitches & Glitches, part of the Farnek Group, is offering its domestic customers a series of innovative and dedicated training courses for housemaids.

Conveniently spread over two half days, the course will cover the ‘dos and don’ts’ of cleaning sanitary areas, living rooms, bedrooms and kitchen areas and will provide practical tips on how to use cleaning products effectively and sustainably.

“We understand that while owners are away, they still like to keep their homes spick and span and smelling fresh. Through our state-of-the-art training facility, we can train house maids about cleaning different areas and surfaces effectively, efficiently and sustainably. We will make sure they are aware of and understand how to use all of the latest products and techniques required to take good care of your home,” said Lukas Eigenmann, Director, Hitches & Glitches.

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Located in the Al Quoz district of Dubai, the training facility houses a mock-up bathroom, kitchen, staircase as well as windows. The walls and the floor are both covered in a variety of materials such as carpet, rubber, linoleum, slate, marble, wood and ceramic, to demonstrate different cleaning techniques.

The price for the courses start from AED 590, which also includes a package of eco-friendly cleaning products and an illustrated practical reference guide for use at home.“Using bleach, or another abrasive cleaning fluids on a delicate surface or causing cross-contamination between the toilet and the kitchen for example, can have really harmful effects, especially on small children. Professional cleaners delivering a focused training course in a purpose-built facility could prove to be invaluable,” added Eigenmann.

Hitches & Glitches is a successful UAE-based home maintenance company that has been built on reliability, quality workmanship and value-for-money. The company began operations five years ago with one vehicle and five technicians. Today, it operates over 100 vehicles, employ more than 300 highly trained professionals and serve over 10,000 customers across the UAE.

To find out more about Hitches and Glitches H&G Store, simply log on to www.hitchesglitches.com or call one of our customer service team on  800 (HandG) 4 263 4

Dubai Marina Mall Marks Dubai Summer Surprises With Entertaining Activities

Dubai Marina Mall, the premier retail and entertainment destination in Dubai Marina, is hosting a series of entertainment activities for the whole family as part of ‘Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS)’, until September 2, 2015.

Children can meet their favourite character ‘Modhesh’, the official mascot of DSS, on August 15 from 4:30pm. Don’t miss the exciting character show ‘SpongeBob Squarepants’ as Patchy the Pirate tells stories of SpongeBob and pal Patrick from August 27 to September 2 from 4pm to 8pm daily.

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Take your shopping to a whole new level by enjoying up to 70 percent discount offered at retail outlets in Dubai Marina Mall. During DSS, shops and restaurants will be open from 10am to midnight on weekdays, and extending until 1am on weekends.

Dubai Marina Mall has over 140 retail outlets and provides an exciting mix of tenants including a supermarket, fashion wear, accessories, jewelers, boutiques, book & toy shops and children’s entertainment, in addition to a food court and the 6-screen premium Reel Cinemas.

Location: Dubai Marina Mall, Ground Floor, Dome Atrium

Dates: Until September 2

Timings: 10 am to midnight on weekdays; 10am to 1am on weekends

For more details: visit: www.dubaimarinamall.com or call 04 436 1020

Jumeirah City Hotels In Dubai Offer Unlimited Wild Wadi Waterpark Access

Book the perfect summer city escape at Jumeirah city hotels in Dubai and receive unlimited complimentary access to Dubai’s Wild Wadi WaterparkTM.

The Jumeirah City Break offer includes Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Creekside Hoteland Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre Residences by Jumeirah Living. Guests also receive 20% off the best available rate when they book three nights or more.

Situated in front of the stunning Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the waterpark offers 30 rides and attractions for the whole family.

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Jumeirah Emirates Towers is an ideal destination for family holidays and offers exclusive shopping at the Boulevard, a variety of dining and nightlife experiences and is located just five minutes from Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping mall.

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel is near the Dubai Creek, offers numerous leisure activities and is a few steps away from the popular Irish Village. The hotel also provides an authentic cultural experience through the hotel’s Middle Eastern Contemporary Art Collection.

Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre Residences by Jumeirah Living offers a perfect destination for family vacations. Choose from 1,2,3 and 4-bedroom duplex apartments ideally located near to the Dubai Mall which can be accessed by the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service.

Ox In The Box Ends Wenger’s Winless Streak Against The Special One

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored the only goal of the match in the 24th minute to give Arsenal the win as they ran out 1-0 winners against Chelsea in the FA Community Shield.

The midfielder’s goal proved to be the difference between the two sides in an important match which was played on a sunny afternoon at the Wembley stadium.

This was not just a battle between Arsenal and Chelsea but a battle between two rival managers, Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho. In build-up to the match, Mourinho talked about Wenger’s winless record against him by stating that he had lost to the smaller clubs in the League like West Brom, Crystal Palace and Stoke. Other than this, last year Mourinho mocked Wenger by saying that Wenger is a “failure in losing”.

Arsenal went into the game with their new signing and former Chelsea goalkeeper, Petr Cech starting in goal but both the sides were missing their key attacking players. Chelsea started without Diego Costa who was injured and Arsenal were without their star man, Alexis Sanchez who was rested.

The match started off in a great fashion for arsenal as they took 15 seconds to test Chelsea’s young shot stopper, Thibaut Courtois who was forced to punch the ball away after Nemanja Matic lost the ball right after the kickoff courtesy good work by Theo Walcott.

In the 9th minute, Chelsea had a penalty appeal denied by referee, Anthony Taylor when Fabregas looked to have been challenged by Per Mertesacker but the referee didn’t see anything much in that challenge.

In the 24th minute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain gave the Gunners the lead. The youngster received a pass from Theo Walcott and cut in Cesar Azpilicueta and unleashed a shot with his left foot into the left top corner of Thibaut Courtois which the Belgian keeper was unable to save.

Ten minutes later, Ramires missed one of the best chances of the half to level the score. Remy delivered a cross from just inside the box and after making a good run, Ramires just had to keep the ball down but failed to do so.

Mourinho bought on Radamel Falcao at the start of the 2nd half in place of Loic Remy. The best chance of the 2nd half and possible the best chance of the match came when Fabregas picked out Eden Hazard but the Belgian winger who had been anonymous all day skied a one-on-one chance over the bar from 10 yards.

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud almost got a goal from his first touch 10 minutes later when Chamberlain set in a cross from the right and Giroud had to slide down to connect to it but should have tested Courtois.

In the 69th minute, Chelsea had their first shot on target when Oscar struck a free kick over the Arsenal wall but Cech was there to get his hand to that. Right after that Giroud should have made it 2-0 and finished the game when he skied a shot with his weaker foot from close range.

As the game went on, Chelsea tried to push for an equalizer but without the in-form Costa and a bad day for Eden Hazard were not helping in their search for the all-important goal and at this stage it looked as if Wenger’s winless streak against Mourinho was about to end.

Towards the end of the game Arsenal had two glorious chances to kill off the game but Courtois was present to save Chelsea and keep them in the game.

At the end of the match, Wenger and Mourinho did not shake hands and Mourinho admitted this in the media but “The Special One” showed great spirit when he congratulated each player personally as they went past him.

Dubai To Be Guest City At Beijing Design Week 2015

Dubai Design Week and Beijing Design Week Organizing Committee are pleased to announce Dubai’s participation in Beijing Design Week (BJDW) as the Guest City for the upcoming 2015 edition, to be held from September 23 until October 7 in the Chinese capital. As part of a reciprocal agreement to foster further cultural exchange, BJDW will be welcomed as a ‘guest international design week’ at the inaugural Dubai Design Week in October this year.

BJDW names Dubai as Guest City, the first time for a city from the Middle East, in recognition of the emirate’s growing reputation as a global meeting point for the international art and design communities. The story of Dubai’s development and dynamic cultural scene was recently highlighted at Dubai Week in China, a seven-day event held in Beijing in May this year, and is further reinforced by the launch of Dubai Design Week in late October 2015.

BJDW Creative Director Beatrice Leanza comments: ‘’The appointment of Dubai as the 2015 Guest City resonates across a wider set of actions BJDW has undertaken to strengthen productive relations within the Asian region and encourage dialogue among its vibrant and diverse design cultures.’’

A key section within BJDW’s programme, the Guest City project aims to empower a network of global creative cities to work towards visionary solutions to common challenges and foster cultural exchange, knowledge-transfer and economic cooperation. Dubai follows in the footsteps of London, Milan, Amsterdam and Barcelona, all of which have featured as Guest City in the past four years.

The Dubai Guest City programme, supported by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Dubai Design District (d3), and Falcon and Associates, will include an exhibition curated by Emirati designer Moza Almatrooshi and a series of educational activities in partnership with Chinese institutions.

“By presenting design from Dubai and the United Arab Emirates at Beijing Design Week, we aim to create a cultural bridge between Emirati and Chinese cultures.  Both countries are distinctive and rich in their own ways, yet there are several similarities that lay in the history and the present of their cultural and urban fabric. By highlighting these similarities the two cultures are able to form a closer relationship; through visual communication we are able to transcend linguistic barriers, and find ease in coming together as citizens of the world,” says Moza Almatrooshi.

To maximise the potential for cultural exchange, in October this year, BJDW will be part of the inaugural edition of Dubai Design Week, participating in a unique initiative entitled ‘Destination’ that will be held within d3. BJDW will join five other international Design Weeks (Helsinki, Istanbul, Melbourne, Mexico City and San Francisco) and each city will have the opportunity to present a selection of their most exciting and emerging brands to a global audience.