Picturesque Prague

By Shereen Shabnam

Every time I go back to Prague, there are a host of new surprises the city that keep us busy an entire week and my favourite place to stay each time is the Buddha bar Hotel in Prague which is a place that is hard to leave and my favourite past time is exploring the city in vintage cars.

Prague is a truly unique city, unlike any other with some of the world’s most exquisite architectural styles and a city where we love walking. Apart from tours in classic cars, my family has walked together on cobbled lanes, iconic bridges, and hidden alleys and courtyards and its never enough.

Every day there are new areas to wander around especially near the Old Town Square you can stumble across ancient chapels, exotic gardens, cafes with amazing views plus the vibe of art, music and live performances at every corner keeps the people entertained all day.

We lovePrague’s art galleries that offer contemporary art, sculptures, Bohemian art, Gothic altarpieces, luscious art nouveau of Alfons Mucha plus a magnificent collection of the 20th-century surrealists, cubists and constructivists.

We walked most of the time and came across Prague Castle which has several buildings and palaces with a cathedral (St Vitus) that attracts visitors with its magnificent gothic architecture. We walked along the ‘Golden Lane’ and found the small colourful houses, viewing areas, and local goldsmiths, which gave the lane its current name. 

The iconic Charles Bridge offers a stroll through ancient history and my daughter thoroughly enjoyed watching artists doing caricatures of us while we enjoyed live music by some very talented youth and posed near the many baroque statues along the way. Not to be missed is Prague’s Astronomical clock built in medieval times and is the world’s oldest functioning clock.

Staying at the Buddah Bar Hotel meant we were spoilt for choice at our doorstep but it is worth trying some classic Czech dishes outside such meat with bread dumplings topped with a creamy sauce, local cheeses, goulash and schnitzel. 

Out hotel recommended we go to a riverbank area called Naplavka which was picturesque and lined with boats offering various refreshments perfect for a picnic while watching swans and ducks on the water. The gardens in Prague are also lovely for afternoon visits.

Retail therapy on Prague is a delight. One of the cutest images I have of my daughter is when she is holding a host of shopping bags when we discovered we could get more choice in premium brands in Prague at much better prices.

When it comes to family holidays, Prague is always a good idea – for food, long strolls, street art and music, clothes and jewellery shopping, vintage car tours, sunset boat rides and of course evenings at the Buddah Bar Restaurant.

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In 2050, Michelin tires will be 100% sustainable

Inspired by the VISION concept tire introduced in 2017, an airless, connected, rechargeable and entirely sustainable solution, the Michelin Group is committed to making its tires 100% sustainable by 2050.

Today, nearly 30%* of the components used in the manufacture of tires produced by the Michelin Group are already made from natural, recycled or otherwise sustainable raw materials.

A Michelin tire is a high-tech product comprising more than 200 ingredients. The main one is natural rubber, but the many ingredients also include synthetic rubber, metal, fibers and components that strengthen a tire’s structure, like carbon black, silica and plasticizers (resins, etc.). Incorporated in perfect proportions, these materials interact to deliver an optimal balance of performance, driveability and safety, while steadily reducing the tire’s environmental impact.

Michelin reveals how to make a tire 100% sustainable

Check out the video showing you the recipe

An objective being met with powerful R&D capabilities….

Michelin’s maturity in materials technology stems from the strength of its R&D capabilities, which are supported by 6,000 people working in seven research and development centers around the world and mastering 350 areas of expertise. The commitment of these engineers, researchers, chemists and developers has led to the filing of 10,000 patents covering tire design and manufacturing. They work hard every day to find the recipes that will improve tire safety, durability, ride and other performance features, while helping to make them 100% sustainable by 2050.

….and bold partnerships with innovative companies

Michelin is also aware that the speed and nature of innovation requires new forms of cooperation, which is why it has forged partnerships with innovative companies and start-ups whose advances offer unlimited prospects. The developed technologies go well beyond the world of tires and could be used in other industries, enabling them to benefit as well from recovered raw materials that are infinitely reusable. These technologies will also make it possible to recycle polystyrene and recover carbon black or pyrolysis oil from used tires.

Axens and IFP Energies Nouvelles, the two companies that are spearheading the BioButterfly project, have been working with Michelin since 2019 on producing bio-sourced butadiene** to replace petroleum-based butadiene. Using the biomass from wood, rice husks, leaves, corn stalks and other plant waste, 4.2 million tonnes of wood chips could be incorporated into Michelin tires every year.

Signed in November 2020, the partnership between Michelin and Canada-based Pyrowave can produce recycled styrene from plastics found in packaging, like yogurt pots and food trays, or in insulating panels. Styrene is an important monomer used to manufacture not only polystyrene but also synthetic rubber for tires and a wide variety of consumer goods. Eventually, several tens of thousands of tonnes of polystyrene waste could be recycled back into its original products as well as into Michelin tires every year.

The revolutionary process developed by French startup Carbios uses enzymes to deconstruct PET*** plastic waste into its original pure monomers, which can be infinitely recovered and reused to make new PET plastics. One of these recovered plastics just happens to be the polyester yarn used in tire manufacturing. Some four billion plastic bottles could potentially be recycled into Michelin tires every year.

Lastly, Michelin announced in February 2021 that it will launch the construction of its first tire recycling plant in the world with Enviro.  This Swedish company has developed a patented technology to recover carbon black, pyrolysis oil, steel, gas and other new, high-quality reusable materials from end-of-life tires. It will enable everything in these tires to be recovered and reused in several types of rubber-based production processes.

Michelin also supports the circular economy, as attested by its participation in the European BlackCycle consortium. This project, which is coordinated by the Group and financed by the European Union, brings together 13 public and private-sector partners to design processes to produce new tires from end-of-life tires.

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Anker Innovation reveals exclusive deals for Amazon Prime members

Prime Day sales on Anker products starts at midnight on Monday June 21, and continues for 48 hours where members enjoy free international shipping with no minimum purchase

Anker Innovation unveils exclusive deals for Amazon Prime members in the UAE from midnight on Monday June 21 for 48 hours to Tuesday 22nd of June 2021 where shoppers can enjoy free International shipping with no minimum purchase. Anker will have offers on all its brands including eufy, eufySecurity, Soundcore, Nebula and Anker charging products.

Some of the best Prime Day deals members can expect from Anker include the following:

eufy Security eufyCam 2

Designed to protect your home as well as your wallet, eufyCam 2 is a one-time purchase that combines security with convenience. It is a wireless Home Security Camera System with 365-Day Battery Life (with one charge) and comes with features that include HD 1080p for clear crystal footage, IP67 Weatherproof that withstands all weather conditions, state of the art Advanced Night Vision and is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Homekit.

The 3-Cam Kit comes with 3 cameras & a home base and does not bind users to a monthly fee which means a one-time purchase that combines security with convenience. eufy Security products store, process, and calculate user data locally using AES 256 military grade encryption.

In eufyCam 2, the Smart Image Enhancement feature gives a clearer, brighter view of the people in-shot while the built-in AI technology identifies and focuses on the human in the image.

The Instant Mobile Alerts notifies users in seconds when suspicious motions are detected while Real-Time Response allows being able to speak directly to anyone who approaches your home via a two-way audio giving you complete control over your surveillance and meets the growing demand in smart home products and security solutions.

Prime members can save 25% on the eufy Security eufyCam 2 Wireless Home Security Camera System and 40% on eufy Indoor Cam Pan & Tilt. Enjoy 365-day battery life from just one charge with detailed recordings and streaming in low-light scenarios.

Nebula Capsule Max

A 25% off deal is offered on Nebula Capsule Max, a Pint-Sized Wi-Fi Mini Portable Projector with 200 ANSI Lumen, Native 720p HD, 8W Speaker, Movie Projector, 100 Inch Picture and 4-Hour Video Playtime. Nebula Capsule Max is powered by Android 8.1. So you can download and stream YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, and more straight to Capsule Max. Use the Nebula Connect app on your phone to control Netflix.

You can stay entertained at home with Capsule Max’s 100-inch image by watching your favourite movies, or keep the kids entertained with online classes, cartoons and educational videos. Nebula Capsule Max comes with remote control, quick start guide, DC-in charger and a 12-month warranty.

Other Offers

Prime members can also save a lot on eufy appliances and get up to 29% on RoboVac G30 Hybrid selling on Prime day for just AED 849.00 and 31% on RoboVac L70 Hybrid, selling at just AED 1099.

During Prime Day Deals, also save 20% on Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro wireless earbuds. It is designed to sound great, offering accurate sound and clarity at all frequencies and comes with ​advanced active noise-cancellation (ANC), transparency and PureNote driver technology. 

For social distancing at work, one of the best investments you can make is getting PowerConf from Anker for which Prime members can save 29% during the sale. The device features Omni-Directional Voice Pickup with six microphones arranged in a 360° array to pick up voices of up to eight people in a room without distracting noises and is compatible with all popular online conferencing services, including Skype, Google Hangout, Facetime, Zoom, WebEx, GotoMeeting, and Chromebox.


Below is the list of all the products and amazing offers from Anker Innovations during Amazon Prime day.

NameMSRPDeal PriceDiscount %Quick Link for Deal
eufyCam 21599119925%https://amzn.to/3vwbTjR
Nebula Capsule Max1899119937%https://amzn.to/3wAWRe3
PowerConf34924929%https://amzn.to/35tRdP1
Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro 49939920%https://amzn.to/3gxQIcW
RoboVac G30 Hybrid119984929%https://amzn.to/35vc0C0
RoboVac L70 Hybrid1599109931%https://amzn.to/3gDEKNS 
Nebula Capsule II2199159927%https://amzn.to/35s6Oyr
Indoor Cam Pan & Tilt 1298940%https://amzn.to/3wC2gS9

UAE based Music Producer and Singer, Zak Zorro releases an Afrobeat Music Album

Zakeer Hussain popularly known as ‘Zak Zorro’ releases his latest album ‘Afrolina’ today on June15, 2021. The homegrown artist will reveal an original album with 11 distinct dance tracks namely ‘Carolina’, ‘Maria’, ‘Dubai Way’, ‘Killempa’, ‘Chikka’, ‘Oley’, ‘African Lady’, ‘Somebody’, ‘Dil Pe’, ‘Superhero’ and ‘Call my Name.’

With this album, Zak Zorro gets the unique distinction of becoming the first Indian Music Producer and Singer to produce an Afrobeat Music album. Speaking on the release, Zak said “Music is the strongest form of magic. It is an explosive expression of love and we are all touched by it no matter what culture, race or country we come from”.

Further expanding on his fascination for afrobeat in particular, he said “The thing about Afrobeat is, it just uplifts your mood from the very 1st beat and makes you move your whole body and I think that is what people around the world need now more than ever.”

Zak sees himself as a global artist not bound by any single genre or style, he has always been influenced by world music and his vision is to record in as many different styles as possible. However, as a music purist he makes sure to follow important elements and protocols of each different genre in their pure form. Afrolina is an honest attempt at ensuring the authencity of the music remains while the vibe only gets one to groove to each beat.

The Album is produced by Icon Art Productions. All the songs are written and composed by the very talented award-winning music producer, Sammyoung (Dubai based afro music producer). ‘Afrolina’ released on 15th June ‘2021 on all the digital stores iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, Gaana, Saavan & YouTube on the ZakZorro channel worldwide.

About the singer

  • Founder of Icon Art Production (Amongst UAE’s biggest studio, production & equipment rental company)
  • 3000+ productions including films, web-series, tvc’s , music-videos, documentaries and corporate films
  • As a singer and music composer, Zak has recorded over 70 singles in the last 4 years.
  • A versatile artist who has sung in over 15 different music genres
  • Released 3 music videos which have crossed 6 million+ views organically.

Music lovers can enjoy Zak Zorro Poetry and Music videos on YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/ZakZorro. and Spotify

New daily flights from Turkish Airlines from Dubai

Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries than any other airline, increased the frequency of its Dubai to Turkey route to three daily flights to its Istanbul hub which connects travelers to over 300 destinations worldwide while maintaining the utmost care for a safe and healthy travel experience.

The new flight will start to operate from the 17th of June and is now available for purchase for holiday planners looking to escape the summer heat. It will depart from Dubai daily at 10:20 and arrive in Istanbul at 14:00 with return flights leaving Istanbul at 20:40 and arriving in Dubai the next morning at 2:00. All times are local times of their departure points. 

Turkish Airlines launched a promotional campaign that will be available until June 18, 2021 to announce the new flights. Tickets for Economy Class are starting at AED 1595 while Business Class tickets are starting from AED 10775 for the campaign period. The tickets purchased during the campaign are valid for the travel period until February 28, 2022. The flight will be operated with wide body aircrafts.

The passengers travelling from UAE will not be required to submit a negative PCR test result if they submit a document issued by the relevant country’s official authorities stating that they have been vaccinated at least 14 days before entry to Turkey and /or have contracted the Covid-19 and were cured within the last 6 months. Passengers may visit Turkish Airlines website to have more details.

The airline also launched its Newark route, starting its flights on 22nd May 2021. Newark is the 10th USA destination in the extensive network of the flag carrier. Other new destinations launched include Vancouver, Canada and Turkistan, Kazakhstan.

            To view the flight schedules and learn more please visit http://www.turkishairlines.com, contact the call center at 04 4440999 or visit Turkish Airlines Sales Office located Emaar Square Building 6.