Ride around RAK
If you’re a keen cyclist you might like to check out a new event on the sporting calendar. The RAKBank Ride, being held on March 6 in Ras Al Khaimah, is open to individuals or corporate teams and is aimed at raising money for good causes. Participants – including amateurs, semi-professionals and professionals – will take on a 70km route around the man-made Marjan Island, starting and finishing at the impressive Rixos Bab Al Bahr, and beginners can rest assured the course is easy. For further details and to register for the event visit www.premieronline.com.
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3 new gluten-free grub options
1 Jones The Grocer, SZR, 04 346 6886 Australian favourite Jones now offers a Chef’s Special Menu, changing every two weeks, packed full of gluten-free and healthy options. There is also a selection of gluten-free pastry treats for afters.
2 Carluccio’s, branches around Dubai and Abu Dhabi, www.carluccios.com Yes, Italian and gluten-free; ask for the gluten-free menu, featuring a wide range of dishes, or choose some gluten-free pasta from the regular menu.
3 Sweet Connection, Mercato, www.sweetconnectiondubai.com Gluten-free doesn’t mean fun-free! This little bakery produces all manner of treats sans gluten, including brownies, cupcakes and muffins.