It's October!!! - Think Pink!

For those of you who don't know me personally, I should tell you, October is my favourite month! If you haven't already guessed it, its my Birthday month, and I love to celebrate. More on that later, lets see what October had in store for us.

 The Pink Ribbon - a symbol of Breast cancer awareness world wide - Image courtesy www.clker.com
First of all I would like to remind everyone that its Break Cancer awareness month, so think pink, wear pink and spread the awareness. Its very much likely that everyone reading this blog is already aware of this, so lets take it on ourselves to personally tell everyone, especially women that we come across to see a doctor and learn how to do a self scan every month for lumps and anything unusual in the breast. According Harvard School of Public Health women above the age of 20 should get checked regularly. For women up till the age of 39, a clinical exam once every three years and above 40, clinical as well as a mammogram every year. Ask your doctor for more information and in the mean time check out the following links to know more about Breast cancer and the Pink Ribbon campaign.

http://www.diseaseriskindex.harvard.edu/update/hccpquiz.pl?lang=english&func=show&quiz=breast&page=fact_sheet#q4
http://www.pinkribbon.org/
http://www.breastcancerindia.net/
http://www.nbcam.org/
http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/
http://canceraustralia.gov.au/healthy-living/campaigns-events/breast-cancer-awareness-month

For campaigns and more UAE based information take a look at the websites below

http://dubaigoespink.com/
http://www.arabhealthonline.com/en/AHCongress/GeneralPages/News/UAE-to-fight-breast-cancer/




The nine day long Indian festival of Navratri starts on October 5th and is going to be celebrated across various venues in Dubai. The Indian Association Dubai will celebrate Navratri at the Al Mamzar Park for more information call 04-3511083 or e-mail indassn@emirates.net.ae and the Country Club is celebrating it at Zabeel Park on October 4th and 5th for details call 8005582.




If fashion is you thing, than mark your calenders, October is going to be a fun ride. The biggest event coming up is the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience on October 10th. It is going to be held at The Dubai Mall from 6 pm - 3 am and is an evening not to be missed. There will be fashion shows, a photo booth which lets you feel like a model, a display of Vogue Italia from the past 25 years, a model on eco - sustainable international fashion and much more.

If you end up missing this you can still catch the festivities at the Level Shoe District at The Dubai Mall starting on the 10th and continuing till the 12th.

You can know more about both the events at http://vfde2013.vogue.it/en_products.html


Photo courtesy Manoukian
Before we get ready for Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience you can enjoy the Manoukian Fall/Winter 2013 collection to be launched at The Dubai Mall Fashion Catwalk, on October 4th and 5th. Manoukin is a French brand that offers prêt-à-porter, evening dresses along with accessories. Attendees can view selected pieces from the brands latest collection and enjoy a photo booth full of props to indulge in some creative fun.


The second season of Fashion Forward is scheduled to take place from 15th - 18th October at the Madinat Jumeirah. Fashion forward is a platform for consumers, buyers, designers and the media with various panel discussions and workshops. For more details see http://fashionforward.ae/


For those to know more about gadgets than the weather outside or if you just want to buy new electronics its time to head to the Gitex Shopper 2013 which is taking place at the Trade Center Dubai from 5th - 12th October. http://www.gitexshopperdubai.com/


On the Al Ain front:

The Ministry of Interior has their 'e-borders' booth set up at Al Ain Mall for registering UAE residents. The booth timings are 10 am - 10 pm on weekdays and its going to be there for two weeks. All you need to do is head there with your passport and voila! Its a quick process and will help you to avoid the long immigration lines at the Airport.






Moral of this story: October is awesome!! October is full of something for everyone all you need to do is explore a little. Happy Navratri, Dassera, Eid, Thanks Giving (Canadian), Oktoberfest and any other holiday coming up this month.

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