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Shop till you drop

Is retail therapy your way to de-stress? Are you one of those who unfailingly visit the Dubai Shopping Festival to pick up goodies for the entire year — and count the days to the next festival? This is just for you. Emirates — which has also just introduced flights to San Francisco and Los Angeles from Dubai — has an offer to take you to the festival this year. But it’s valid only till February 14. The offer starts from Rs 29,250 per person and varies depending on your choice of accommodation. You can pick from hotels including The Country Club, Crowne Plaza, Hyatt Regency, Jumeirah Beach Towers and Jumeirah Emirates Towers to name a few. The package includes return airfare and accommodation for three nights with a buffet breakfast thrown in. Additionally, you’ll be met and assisted on arrival at Dubai Airport. Shopaholics have more reason to cheer as the airline has made an allowance of an extra 10kg of luggage. For booking, contact Emirates 40099555. For e-booking, go to

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Subhrajit Mitra,
Film director

I love going to places of archeological importance. I love Ladakh because of the magnitude of the geographical canvas of the place. I think it works as a stimulator for my creative juices. I also love the solitude that the place has to offer. I had stayed there for a month back in 2004. And I would love to go there once again! I have been to places in Ladakh where tourists generally don’t go like villages and even some trekking routes. I also have a dream destination. I want to spend Christmas and New Year in Antarctica. I want to visit the Positron Detection Centre there — popularly known as Icecube — and see the work that goes on there.

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