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                                  NOVEMBER 2004
                                  VOL 1 ISSUE 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                         JANUARY 2007

                                                                                                                                                                                                         WEISZ                                                    LATEST
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 SHOES &
                                                                                                                                                                                                         SUCCESSFUL                                                BAGS

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                                                   INSIDE MISSONI’S                                                                                                                                                                                             THE COVER UP
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                                                                                                                                                                                                         SUED,                                                 ABAYA-WEARERS

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                                                                                                                                                                                                         REAL LIFE

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                                                                                                                                                                                                         RENT OR BUY?
                                                                                                                                                                                                         DUBAI’S PROPERTY
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                                                  �Naomi Campbell
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                                                                                   “The reason
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                CAREERS                 HEALTH       ADVICE          TRAVEL

The Brand…
Beautiful, useful, real and inspirational – VIVA is the grown-
up, reliable, clever, supportive and in-the-know friend that
every woman needs in her life.

Produced by an international team of journalists, VIVA
continues the spirited approach that’s not been seen before
in the local market. It reflects all aspects of women’s life,
while providing a positive and uplifting editorial mix.

Launched in 2004, VIVA is the treat that women in the
Middle East look forward to each month, making it the
biggest-selling women’s glossy in the GCC*.

   Beautiful, useful, real
    and inspirational
*BPA Figures: June 2010: 15,576

                                   UTY                                                                                                                                                   DREW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The VIVA reader is intelligent and independent, and knows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        herself a lot better now that she has reached her 30s. Every
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        feature relates to a subject that really matters to her. The
                                                                                                                                                                 Frédéric Fekkai
                                                                                                                                                                  Shampoo and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        wide range of topics cover emotional intelligence, real life
           LAUREN                                                                                                                                                  Conditioner,

                                                                  IT’S A                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                tragedy, opinion and humour - there’s something for every
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    dons a grey
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                                                                           Ditch the re-tou hippest way
                                                                          out roots are your hair
                                                                                to wear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        woman in VIVA. Month after month we provide a range of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        in-depth features which leave the reader feeling informed,
                                                                                                                                                                                   GET IT ON...

                                                                                                                                                          2nd Day                    MAKE SURE
                                                                                                                                                           Volume                   hair is glossy
                                                                                                                                                                                     and shiny to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        inspired, uplifted and in-the-know.
                                                                                                                                                                                     show off the
                                                               MALIN                                                                                                                two-tone look.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                �I PROMISE TO 1 MAX Factor Max Effect Lip Gloss in Rubylicious,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           SMITH. PHOTOGRAPHY

                                                                                                                                              Kelly Van Gogh                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of which 68
                                                                                                                                               Intense Repair                         A FEW INCHES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     months of 2009,                        and
                                                                                                                                                                                         of grown                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      families in Dubai

                                                                                                                                                 Caviar Hair                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             going in                                      reported by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      oming and                                                                               by people abroad
                                                                                                                                                   Masque,                              out roots is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         new. As                                   16 were reported
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dubai is nothing
                                                                                                                                                                                       enough – half                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      from Gulf countries.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 FEATURE CHEE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            transient                                   – specifically                       of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      one of the most
                                                                                                                                                                                       a head is way                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Gulf News, one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                world,                                  According to
                                                                                                                                                                                         too much.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     hubs in the                                                                      for people going
                                                                                                            Michelle                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          emirate                                    reasons given
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          through the                                                                      of money and
                                                                                                        Trachtenberg                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    people pass                                 that                                 in Dubai is lack
                                                                                                          dons a grey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        as regularly as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the sandstorms                                                                     person has usually
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                We have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         a                                in the country. That
                                                                                   PORT                strapless maxi                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          it’s usually debt,                                                          their family from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        cover it. While                                                                   lost touch with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    or a feeling that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                seen more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         new job elsewhere                                                                                      where else to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    time’ that moves                                       and does not know
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 families Vanishing act
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         they’ve ‘done                               now
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            fresh pastures,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         people onto                               taking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               phenomenon                                                                                            on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          there’s a new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   report                                          a trend that’s

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Leave it all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           And it’s not just

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                are leaving without                                                                      East. According
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          place; women
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  they’ve simply
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       had                                 rise in the Middle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           a word because                                                                                            Crime Information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            poured milk                                    to the National
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      database, 109,950
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              may have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           enough. They                                                                     Center (NCIC)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cornflakes a few                                                                              missing in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            on their son’s                                                                  people are currently
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            previously; chances
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the TV with their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      are they watched
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    husbands the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       night      than any                  US, but it’s believed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            that there are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       unreported missing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             before, and then
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    – without revealing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        calm         years                   up to one million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             persons in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     States today
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (to put

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                anyone, and with                                                                            that’s like half
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             their plans to                              door                                 it into perspective,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     close the front                                                                   of Dubai suddenly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             calculation – they                         back.                                 the population
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and never go                                                                    into thin air).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              behind them,                           the past                                  disappearing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  an increase in                                                                         a global disaster,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “There’s been                                                                    persons is truly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     women are choosing                                                                         from the Doe

As the beauty magazine of the Middle East, VIVA gives you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              two years where                          they’re                                  says Todd Matthews,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               to ‘disappear’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  either because                                                                              .org) and “more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        financial affairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              or                                Network (doenetwork                         seem
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               not able to resolve                                                                                        persons cases
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                breakdown,”                                      and more missing                          recent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                because of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   marriage                                                                           he adds. Indeed,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Emma Williams*                                          to be women”,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                explains solicitor                                                                                     UK-based organisation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  figures by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              nts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           trend in the UAE                                                                revealed that

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Everyone has mome
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                who   has watched the                                                             Missing Persons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        families                                                                               has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     dealt with the

the latest info on products and treatments. Exclusive beauty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 grow and has                                                                                               going missing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        when they feel life and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  in the aftermath.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         “Expat women,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 in                               number of people
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   risen by almost
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         30 per cent in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the last
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         problems, feel                                                                  according to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        escaping their but for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   terms of financial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  have no choice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       but to flee. But
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            when                                   few years and,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Persons PR offi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        cer, Amelia McGibbon,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        starting again,, their                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    it comes    to a relationship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           law, especially
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   if                               “latest figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         reveal an astonishing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         many women earing is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     they fear local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  They are also                                     330,000 missing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           people reports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           UK in 2009, up

shoots provide practical, step-by-step advice, informative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   children are involved.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         dream of disapp VIVA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      socially isolated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and away from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             home                                    filed across the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     250,000”. Joe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Apps, manager
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              of the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         becoming a reality. of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                to cope without                                                                                backs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    so they feel unable                                                                                  Persons Bureau,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              to support them.                                        UK’s Missing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           rise                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      case basis, we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         investigates the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           a family or friend                                                                                    case by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          feel it is the only
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  way                                 this up, “On a                         missing
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Name: Joanna Cooper
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Occupation: Brand Manager
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April 2011
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The VIVA team with
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by the GCC beauty industry, the VIVA Beauty Awards has                                                                                                                 LA hairstylist
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                                                                                         The beautiful people gathered at the Westin to find out who you
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  JENNY HEWETT
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VIVA Beauty Awards are voted for by panel of beauty

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                                                                      Publishing Dates: April and October
                                                                      As VIVA readers prepare for life’s next adventure, their
                                                                      wedding, in 2011 VIVA will bring out the glamorous
                                                                      Wedding magazine to offer more value to its readers.

                                                                      VIVA Wedding will feature practical advice for brides-
                                                                      to-be and glamorous wedding gowns from international
                                                                      and local designers. From real-life bridal stories to
                                                                      celebrity weddings, VIVA Wedding will offer all that the
                                                                      readers need to know about planning their big event,
                                                                      and of course, making it the best day of their lives.

With a strong careers section in the magazine, VIVA holds
specific women’s networking events where readers can
learn from experts how to get the best out of their work,
hone their skills, or even simply boost their confidence to
try a new path immediately.

For more information on VIVA Networking Events contact:
Nicky Barr on Tel: 04 444 3681,

VIVACiRCulAtiOn                                                          whY AdveRtise
                                                                         in VIVA?
Published monthly VIVA has an average distribution
of 19,000 copies across the region. The magazine is
a BPA audited title and is the GCC’s biggest selling                     VIVA is a one-stop shop for women aged 27-35. VIVA
women’s monthly magazine* with 87% of its circulation                    knows what they want and speaks to them in a trusting and
being paid for. This popular publication is available in all             friendly tone. Its engaging editorial creates a responsive
major supermarkets and bookstores including Spinneys,                    readership that has grown year on year thus giving every
Carrefour, Choitrams, Borders and Magrudy’s.                             brand associated with VIVA a unique opportunity to speak
VIVA is circulated each month to beauty salons, spas, hair               directly to its audience.
salons and five-star hotels across the GCC.
It is also available through its circulation agreements                   aDveRtising Position                             Cost (aeD)
to the First and Business Class passengers of Emirates
                                                                          • IFCS                                           122,000
Airline and Etihad Airways.
                                                                          • DPS 1                                          82,350
                                                                          • DPS 2                                          76,700
                                                                          • DPS 3                                          73,500
                                                                          • Opposite Editor’s letter                       50,000
                                                                          • Opposite contents                              50,000
                                                                          • Opposite masthead                              50,000
                                                                          • Opposite contributors                          50,000
    VIVA’sion                                                             • Full page                                      29,400
     sP                                                                   • DPS                                            59,000
  UAE         1.9%
                                                                          • Inside back cover                              95,000
   OMAN        1.4%
   QATAR        0.9%                                                      • OBC                                            105,500
                                                                          • Reverse gatefold                               140,000

	 •	aDveRtising size                (wiDth x height)                     tyPe aRea                           bleeD aRea
 • Full page                        225mm x 290mm                        210mm x 275mm                       235mm x 300mm
 • DPS                              450mm x 290mm                        435mm x 275mm                       460mm x 300mm

   *Competitive market: VIVA BPA circulation claim June 2010 Qualified paid: 13,480. Emirates women BPA circulation claim June 2010
Qualified paid: 6,402. Aquarius BPA circulation claim June 2010 Qualified paid: 4,026. Health and Fitness BPA circulation claim 2010 Qualified
                                              paid:2,914. Zest Publishers claim: Data unavailable.

VIVAteAm                                                                 Marketing
                                                                         maRketing DiReCtoR Debra Campbell
Editorial                                                                Tel: +971 4 444 3236 /
eDitoR Jo Upcraft
Tel: +971 4 444 3244 /                                Events
                                                                         heaD of events Nicky Barr
Advertising                                                              Tel: +971 4 444 3681 /
CommeRCial DiReCtoR Vidhya Thiagarajan
Tel: +971 4 444 3747/                         Website
CommeRCial DiReCtoR Mirei Avdou
Tel: +971 4 444 3403 /
sales manageR Richa Nair                                                                 Owned and published by
Tel: +971 4 444 3816 /                                                ITP Consumer Publishing Ltd

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