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The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser range sees the introduction of an urban-spec SUV, the Grand Touring edition (GT). Joining the entry level EXR, GXR and top-of-the-line VXR models, the new GT edition, available exclusively in the GXR grade with a 4.0-litre V6 or 4.6-litre V8 engine, features a variety of features that underscore its urban-biased personality.

The front grille features a sleek three-bar appearance, while the new front and rear bumpers are punctuated by sequential light indicators. The updated rounded off exclusive smoked headlamps give the GT a menacing appearance. At the rear, the sporty, urban look is completed with an integrated roof spoiler.

The GT is also equipped with 20-inch alloy wheels, chrome package, powered tailgate, integrated roof rails and sunroof. The interior offers optitron speedometer with a 4.2-inch TFT display and steering-wheel controls and 10-inch infotainment display.

Al-Futtaim Toyota prices: EXR4.0L Dh215,900, EXR4.6L Dh239,900, EXR5.7L Dh259,900, GXR Grand Touring 4.0L Dh249,900, GXR Grand Touring 4.6L Dh275,900, GXR5.7L Dh299,900, VXR 5.7L Dh329,000.

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Jeremy Clarkson has announced the Lamborghini Huracán Performante as his official ‘2018 Car of the Year’. Speaking in London, at an event where The Sunday Times and The Sun newspapers presented their inaugural motoring awards., Clarkson, who writes motoring features for The Sunday Times, as well as hosting Amazon’s The Grand Tour, said: ‘‘This is about the car that appealed more than anything. You get into it and you don’t know what it is that’s tingling the back of your head, but you think ‘this thing’s good’.

J. Clarkson, M. Reiggiani, J. White

“There’s something about it: it’s not the speed, and it’s not the looks. There’s only really been one car in the last 12 months where I’ve had that feeling, and that’s the Lamborghini Huracán Performante,’’ he added.

Featuring Lamborghini’s active aerodynamics system and aero vectoring, the Lamborghini Huracán Performante V10 naturally-aspirated engine accelerates from 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 325 km/h.

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The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment hosted several hundred delegates from 158 countries at the 13th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP13), held at Festival Arena in Dubai.

Sponsored by Dubai Municipality, COP13 offered the opportunity for member states to discuss progress on the Ramsar Convention goals for international cooperation regarding wetlands’ conservation and wise sustainable use of their resources.

The recently launched Global Wetlands Outlook by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands highlights that the world’s wetlands are declining rapidly, with 35% losses since 1970. Authors of the report also stressed the need for immediate action, to avoid serious repercussions for the future.

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Looking for that one athleisure look that can pull you through the day looking fashionable yet comfortable? The ECCO soft high topped sneakers for men (Dh699) combines the versatility of smart-casual shoes with a simplistic boot design characterised by its defined shape and superior durability.

Club it with the striking EDay L sling bag (Dh1,799), made from ECCO leather, crafted to serve function and style, and your good to go!

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Louise Trotter is the new creative director of Lacoste. The very first female to lead the creative direction of the brand, the British designer will present her first collection during the next fashion week in Paris.

Trotter (above) is an experienced designer known for her talent to define precise silhouettes both elegant and relaxed.

She said: “I am delighted to join this French brand with such a unique heritage. For 85 years, the modernity of the Lacoste style lies in a singular fusion of sport and fashion. I am proud to contribute to the writing of a new chapter in its history.”

“We are very happy to welcome Louise. Her visionary approach on lines and materials, as well as her expertise in creating highly technical pieces will be real assets to strengthen the positioning of our collections,” said Thierry Guibert, President of the Lacoste Group.

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The Dubai Mall is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a month-long extravaganza from November 4-28. From luxury fashion showcases to spectacular entertainment, plus a host of prizes to win, including three apartments from Emaar Properties, The Dubai Mall 10 Year Celebrations are billed to be the must-attend event of the year.

The Dubai Mall has attracted 80 million annual visitors for the past four years – making it one of the most visited lifestyle destinations in the world. Throughout the 10 Year Celebrations period, the mall’s retailers will showcase special offers, exclusive products, events and in-store activations.

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The 2018 edition of Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) got off to a roaring start on October 26-27 with a spectacular launch event.

Held at Dubai Festival City, The Dubai Festival City Opening Weekend Carnival marked the start of a 30-day city-wide fitness movement targeting one million participants to commit to embracing a healthier and more active lifestyle.

DFC 2018 runs from October 26-November 24.

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Sole DXB, in partnership with Cadillac, Dubai Design District (d3), Dubai Tourism and Sprite has revealed its stellar music lineup for 2018 as the GCC region’s biggest cultural festival takes place from December 6-8 at d3. Tickets (Weekend pass Dh295 and day pass Dh195) are on sale at soledxb.com/tickets

This year, Sole DXB welcomes hip hop royalty, as well as fresh talent from across the globe. Set to perform for the first time in the UAE, legendary Queensbridge rapper Nas will headline the main stage on Saturday. On Friday, adidas originals will present critically acclaimed rapper Giggs. Within the Puma space, emerging artists Masego and “Lil Bebe” singer, DaniLeigh, will make their debut performances in the UAE on Friday and Saturday night respectively.

Legendary Queensbridge rapper, Nas, is set to perform in Dubai

Joining Saturday’s line-up is America’s R&B duo Lion Babe, and one of the industry’s first female rappers, Roxanne Shante. Supporting Friday’s main stage this year, will be Northampton artist, Slowthai, bringing a mix of grime, rap, and garage, as well as South Africa’s rising star Sho Madjozi.

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Holders of Nol cards issued by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) can now use their Nol cards to pay for purchases at all Carrefour retail outlets located in Dubai.

Khaled Al Awadi, Director of Automated Fare Collection Systems at the RTA’s Corporate Technology Support Services Sector, said: “This service is now available at Carrefour retail outlets in Dubai. Whenever cardholders use their Nol cards to pay for purchases at Carrefour or other Nol card payment-enabled outlets in the UAE, they will earn loyalty points under the Nol Plus Programme.”

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The Square, the dining location at City Walk, presents a new level of al fresco brunching every Friday, combining three separate experiences into one. Housing Toro + Ko, Lima Dubai and Galvin Bistrot & Bar, the destination offers an eclectic mix of French Bistrot classics, Peruvian cuisine and Spanish Tapas alongside free flowing premium beverages.

LIMA Dubai

Launching on November 2, ‘One Brunch’ at The Square will offer patrons an opportunity to savour all three restaurants at once, followed by a relaxed after party with different music styles, atmosphere and vibe across the connected upper floor bars, overlooking the lively courtyard.

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