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

Shreeja R. & Nikita Pinto
12 May 2016 | 12:00 am
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Fine art feast

Paint your Fridays delicious at the Art of Brunch at Al Bahou, Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai. On May 13, 20 and 27, stimulate senses with the aesthetic experience of watching renowned Australian watercolourist Ashleigh Manley paint live while you munch brunch. Vibrant works inspired by Italian fashion and Romanesque architecture will elevate your mood, as delights such as succulent wok-fried chicken, pasta with beef ragout and passion fruit mud drown taste buds in flavour. From Dh295 per person. Call 04 444 5613 or email


They're coming!

The Dubai Drama Group is back, this time with Harold Pinter in tow! The Nobel Prize-winner’s menacing play of domestic warfare, The Homecoming – brutal and beautiful in equal measure – will be performed at the Courtyard Playhouse near Times Square Center in Al Quoz. And to celebrate 50 years since the play’s premiere, entry is free! There will be nine shows, starting from May 19. So reserve your seats at and be prepared to be thrilled and haunted by a dark, magnificent piece of theatre.


Once-in-a-blue-moon buy

They’re wrist cuffs, but it’s our heart this ethereal moonstone bracelet has manacled. From the jewellery brand Payal New York’s Mystery in Blue Collection, this diamond-encrusted, 18k white gold wristlet’s milky-blue stones emit a pearly glow matched only by moonlight – though at Dh88,080, this piece is asking for the moon! At Almas Tower, JLT, by appointment only. Call 
050 189 4234.


Bubbles of joy

Since Isla Fisher floated around in a bubble in 2013’s Now You See Me, we’ve tried recreating the scene during dishwashing and foamy baths. Finally, thanks to The Arabian Bubble Celebration – a 3D bubble and laser show at World Trade Centre – we can witness the Hollywood illusion live from May 19-21. Guinness World record-holding bubble artist siblings Melody and Deni Yang will tease life-size soap spheres into mind-boggling shapes – even enveloping audience members in individual bubbles that don’t go pop! Tickets from Dh75 at For details visit


Vedic chow

If the mention of rejuvenating Ayurveda massages perk you up, then pamper your palate with some taste therapy with Armani/Amal’s Ayurvedic set three-course lunch menus. Every Saturday the 5,000-year-old Indian dietary system of balanced flavours (not too spicy or too bland, just right) come alive at the sleek, modish Burj Khalifa restaurant. Nutritious clove-smoked lemon-stuffed paneer, cashew and saffron yogurt-braised lamb, gajar halwa and mango rice pudding nourish from the inside for a delish detox! From Dh220 per person, 12.30-3pm. Call 04 888 3666 or email

Shreeja R. & Nikita Pinto

Shreeja R. & Nikita Pinto