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By Katie Garvey- After being handed the captaincy to the Abu Dhabi Harlequins for being one of the standout players in the team, Alistair Thompson (Number 8) has decided to take a step back from professional rugby to focus on teaching and being a parent.


Travel Travails



Whoever said “ It is not the destination but the journey that matters.” was profoundly insane and I suspect never had to negotiate the gauntlet of modern travel realities. Recently,  I returned to Abu Dhabi from three weeks in my homeland. I only get there once a year so it was a whirlwind of activity.



After the exciting debut of the 1st Round of the Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship on May 14th 2010, with I SEE introducing to Abu Dhabi the first ever regional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) championship for a Grand Prize of 1,000,000 Dirhams, Round 2 is now just around the corner.

competition opens


By Sharon Carvalho

One of the creative success stories of 2011 was the ‘I Love UAE’ video competition as part of the nation’s 40th birthday celebration.

Tempo challenged amateur filmmakers to create a two-minute video about their UAE inspirations, and the entries flooded in. In fact, it was so successful we’ve decided to do it again in 2012 and call it ‘We Love UAE’.

In this special feature, Tempo reviews last year’s highlights, asks a local filmmaker for her tips and gets an industry insider’s perspective on the importance of the competition.

APRIL 2012

We receive so much feedback from you, our readers, about what you want to see more of in Tempo, and what you want us to throw out.  We love your letters and are always thankful for the feedback, both positive and negative. You see, we know that you wouldn’t write to us if you didn’t care.

medical media

By Dr. DMS- A Doc from the Bronx

There is a tight connection between medicine and social media. Many doctors have Facebook, Twitter, and other accounts. However, there is a whole social media scene just for us; sites that require the input of our credentials for verification before we can join. Once we’re in, it’s a whole scene for ‘our eyes only’.

Couch pervs, it’s not what you’re thinking. There is a wealth of forums by doctors for doctors. The subject matter varies from educational information to advice from peers (“Had this case yesterday….. What would you do?”) to physician personal matters.


Tech Chatter


Canon has unveiled its most advanced PowerShot – G1 X – that looks like the existing G-series compacts but is a very different prospect. This large sensor (18.7 x 14mm) camera can capture  14MP with 28-112mm, F2.8-5.8 4x zoom lens, 4-stop image stabilizer, optical viewfinder…


Social Media

By Shamma Al Suwaidi
Sometimes I like to stop to get off the fast moving river of life and take a look at it from a distance, where it is in clear view. I observe the lives of people around me, like close friends or relatives, and have a quick health scan on my own life while I’m at it.

Art Galore

Neena Rai- An artist with a flair

My favourite time of the year is back! The weather has cooled down considerably. The birds are chirping, people looking happier, and there is definite optimism in the air. We just celebrated Diwali, hoping and praying for a better and prosperous year ahead. And in November, a plethora of festivities await. There is something exciting for everyone. We have Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Eid, the Formula 1 races, the art bus, and not to mention the boating and camping season in full bloom.



A competition that gave the community a voice

When Tempo and the New York Film Academy Abu Dhabi decided to launch a film competition to celebrate UAE’s 40th anniversary, and give members of the community an opportunity to express their love and appreciation in short videos. The response was phenomenal! The event was held at Mamoura Auditorium and attended by film enthusiasts, industry experts, educationists and members of the public.



– by Sithara Sethumadhavan

Shakespeare once wrote, “All the world’s a stage,” but for this young artist all Abu Dhabi is the stage or, in her case, the canvas. Neena Rai is an Indian expatriate, a city based artist cum model cum entrepreneur who follows art as a religion.