24 October 2016Last updated

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The leisure charts

A round-up of the hottest products, places and experiences you can’t miss this week

By Shreeja Ravindranthan
25 Feb 2016 | 12:00 am
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Grab that ticket!

Only in the UAE can the replicas of two record-breaking structures be poised to enter the Guinness World Records! The eco-friendly miniatures of the Burj Khalifa (made of medicine bottles) and Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque (made of porcelainware) at the magical Dubai Garden Glow will soon be certified. Explore these marvels with a free ticket to enter the theme park worth Dh60. This Zabeel Park attraction is also home to Jurassic Park and the LED-lit Land of Reverie.



Candy crush is redefined with this good-enough-to-eat backpack (Dh399) from Charles & Keith’s SS/16 collection. Popping in a playful mix of coral, mint, powder blue and yellow, the doubled-handle leather bag owns the season’s pastels trend with its structured design. At home with a maxi dress and hat, as well as jeans and sneakers, it’s boxy enough to hold a light jacket while the weather plays truant. Brownie points!


All chips in

It’s official – dieting just got tasty! Bored of bland low-cal biscuits, we’re loving Detox Delight’s Snack Delights range. Savoury or sweet, the Pure Veggie Chips (parsnips, beetroot, sweet potato), Apple Cinnamon Crackers (flaxseed and cranberries) and Coco Choco Crisps’ (Dh29 per jar) organic ingredients are as delicious as they’re healthy. We’ll be stocking up at



Movies and shakers

Forget darkened cinema halls and fumbling for your bucket of popcorn, Friday is taking your Sunday evenings to new heights with views of Dubai’s glittering skyline at Level 43 Sky Lounge’s al fresco Movie Nights. Munching on delectable snacks atop Four Points by Sheraton’s glamorous rooftop space, five lucky Facebook fans, their plus-ones, and the Friday team will enjoy a screening of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol on Sunday. For info, hit up


We can do it ourselves!

Ladies, it’s time to awaken your inner Rosie the Riveter and sort out all those DIY jobs with the Bosch IXO cordless screwdriver. This lightweight power tool’s gamut of adapters help multitasking mums and gals to set their homes in order: screw wobbly tables steady as the spice attachment grinds spices and seasons food while the air blower ignites barbies. Dh199 at Bosch stores.


Blossom into brunch

Lead us to Toko’s al fresco Garden brunch every Friday and we’ll never complain. The spectacular terrace setting of criss-crossing wooden frames, bonsai, gurgling fountains and sunshine streaming through colourful Japanese umbrellas is a feast for the eyes long before the delicious food makes its way to the table. Our taste buds were happy with juicy rib eyes hot off robata grills, dim sum platters, soy, honey and sesame chicken drumsticks and creamy mango panna cotta. There are even clowns and balloons for kids. Noon to 4pm, from Dh195. Call 04 442 8383 or email

By Shreeja Ravindranthan

By Shreeja Ravindranthan

Lifestyle Writer