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Each weekday, our editors are sharing their quick tips, workouts, recipes, and observations to help us make the most of our time at home. We hope it makes your day a little bit brighter. #stayhome

Let’s start with some good news…

Helping to ensure that vulnerable people in the UAE are fed, the Dar Al Ber Society is delivering up to 9,200 meals per day to poor communities across the country. To date, the charity has supplied more than 120,000 meals to those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. “Providing food to the needy is one of the main focuses of Dar Al Ber Society’s humanitarian activities, so we decided to help laborers affected by the outbreak of COVID-19,” said Dr. Hisham Al Zahrani, Deputy Director, Social Sector. If you would like to contribute, you can sponsor a meal for a person for Dhs10, or a food basket for a family for Dhs500 – simply contact [email protected].

Do this for a healthy body

Train like a champion and get your fighting spirit back by taking the virtual workouts on offer from UFC Gym UAE. We’re tackling this lower body workout by coach Minna.

Do this for a healthy mind

If your stress levels have been mounting, we say end your week with this 14-minute stretches for a stressful day flow that helps ease your worries as you breathe into the calming postures.

Delicious deliveries to your door

Fancy a break from cooking this weekend? You can get your eat on for less thanks to the new Super Savers initiative by Careem NOW, which is serving up meal deals from just Dhs20. Plus, you can use the code STAYHOME to waive the delivery fee on all orders in Dubai. All the captains are equipped with masks, sanitisers and gloves with a ‘no contact delivery’ option and cashless payment options to boot.

What to watch

Join us as we work our way up Empire magazine’s list of Greatest Movies of All Time to number 49: Trainspotting (1996). In arguably the best performance of his career Ewan McGregor plays Mark Renton, who is trying to conquer his demons as he struggles through life in Edinburgh. A true British classic.

What to listen to

Susannah Constantine (from Trinny and Susannah fame) explores the impact of our relationship with clothes in My Wardrobe Malfunction. Each episode features special guests, such as Tan France and Elizabeth Hurley, as they discuss fashion blunders and wins. Relatable content for sure.

Home help

If you’ve got a home maintenance emergency but are concerned about letting people through the door, We Will Fix It has you covered. The company is now offering a complimentary disinfection service with every booking, ensuring the areas they’ve been working in are sparkling clean, so you have peace of mind.

Isolators we love

Will Smith has the innate ability to spread joy and positivity from afar, and his new #WillFromHome series is exactly what you would expect: entertaining, funny, yet there is still a message of sincerity. His first episode showcases his relationship with Jayden but throws out the witty one-liners… as always.

Join the party

If you’re missing the craic, the Thursday Night Lock-In with McGettigans, which launches today, is sure to life the spirits. Taking place from 8pm to 11pm via the Facebook page, the Irish pub is live streaming all the action into your living room, with musical requests being accepted by resident musician Mr. Mike Ross

Cook like a pro

A simple brunch favourite for the weekend, this eggs benedict recipe comes courtesy of Martin Brenneisen, executive chef of Chival at La Ville Hotel and Suites, City Walk.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole wheat muffin
  • 4 slices of turkey ham
  • 2 poached eggs
  • 2 cherry tomatoes
  • 60gr hollandaise sauce
  • 3gr chives

Method:

1. Poach the eggs in simmering water
2. Grill the turkey ham
3. Caramelize the cherry tomato
4. Toast the whole wheat muffin with butter
5. Pour on the hollandaise and serve.

And lastly…things we’d never thought we’d miss #7

Having to attend multiple kids’ birthday parties at the weekend and hearing Baby Shark played on loop at each one.

Please feel free to share your own frivolous yearnings via [email protected]

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