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The leisure charts

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

Shreeja R. & Nikita Pinto
6 May 2016 | 12:00 am
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Made in Maine

This summer, drop your lunchtime anchors at The Maine Oyster Bar and Grill at DoubleTree by Hilton to relish the scent and taste of fresh catch of the sea. The New England-inspired beachfront joint’s new two-course Lunch Prix Fixe menu has delightful vegetarian and seafood delicacies. Summery dishes like red quinoa salad and clam chowder and filling mains 
such as rigatoni arrabbiatta and pan-seared wild salmon will tingle taste buds. Ahoy yumminess! Dh99 per person including beverages, from Sunday to Thursday, 12-4pm. Call 04 457 6719 or visit


Bring on the bling

Gleaming jewels and shining metals don’t put a sparkle in your eye? Then this gold-sequinned dress from Balmain’s S/S16 collection will strike gold for you this Akshaya Tritiya. Sharply tailored to a T with defining padded shoulders (Eighties throwback) and heavily gilded in layer after layer of embroidery, this V-neck body con oozes the fierce flamboyance typical of the French couturiers and elevates you to glamazon status instantly. This investment will bring you consistent style dividends. Dh11,916 at


Tee time

Swing it like Tiger Woods and master holes-in-one this May at the Arabian Ranches Golf Club’s Academy. With the Performance Package, learn how to land double bogeys and birdies gracefully in 45-minute classes conducted at the state-of-the-art indoor putting green studio. Equipped with high-tech gear like the TrackMan Launch Monitor, V1 Digital coaching, and E6 Golf Course simulator, you’ll enjoy a holistic learning experience with professional coaches. Dh380 for a class with a Head professional, Dh345 for one with an Academy pro. Call 04 366 4700, or email


Science is golden

Everything’s coming up gold this spring, from fashion and jewellery to Asus’s Zenbook UX303 in Icicle Gold. We’re lusting after the spun-metal finish of this beautiful gadget that’s got plenty of brains too, with its Intel Core i7 processor for lightning-fast boot-ups and app launches, high-sensitivity touchscreen, SonicMaster technology for crystal-clear sound, humongous 1TB storage (your box sets travel with you) and a powerful battery with seven-hours longevity for wonderfully wireless lives. Dh3,999.


We’ve got wings

It’s the universally accepted cheat day on the calendar today – International No Diet Day. So throw in the gym towel and treat yourself one last time at Original Wings and Rings at DIFC before following gruelling meal plans for shipshape summer bods. The relaxed industrial-style American sports restaurant is tipping taste scales with foodie twofers such as buy-one-burger-get-one-free and free dessert (chocolate brownie, creamy cheesecakes) with a chicken wings meal. Calories? What calories? From 12pm to 2am. Call 04 359 6900, visit

Shreeja R. & Nikita Pinto

Shreeja R. & Nikita Pinto