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It’s the last weekend of Ramadan, and perhaps the last bit of quiet time before the influx of tourists and visitors for the Eid break and it’s numerous celebrations and festivities. Discover what’s on our radar this weekend, including some last minute gift shopping for the busy-bees…



100 objects

This is the last week to catch the A History Of The World In 100 Objects exhibition at the Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi. Originally presented as a radio series, BBC Radio 4 and the British Museum collaborated to tell the history of humans through the objects we’ve used and created. Ranging from 2 million BC to modern day, this is a momentous snapshot of ‘us’. It also puts the Middle East’s current events into perspective – the above relic from 701 BC depicts the siege of Lachish, a small town near Jerusalem, by the powerful Assyrian military. The exhibition runs until August 1. For more information, visit here.




Need to get Eid gifts and can’t face the thought of getting down to the mall? New online store Virgule is the answer. With an array of handmade gifts, one-off artefacts and art from around the world this is definitely an option if you’re looking to spoil someone equally unique. The best part? They offer worldwide delivery and same-day delivery in Dubai. Click here to start shopping.



eid gifts

From left: 18ct Rose Gold Bracelet with Blue Sapphire from Mouawad, Meisterstück 90 Years Collection Special Edition Fountain Pen from Mont Blanc, Athena Cuff in Stingray leather from Aspinal of London, Gold Elephant Pouffe from S*ucette at S*uce and Charity Pouch from Kaleidscope by Mimi

Looking for a some inspiration for Eid? Here are a couple of shiny objects that caught our eye…



Roberto's restaurant dubai

Eid is a special time for family and friends, so if you don’t have anything planned yet, we suggest you phone your nearest and dearest and extend them an Invito a Pranzo (invitation to lunch) at Roberto’s in DIFC, this coming week. In the Italian weekend tradition, Roberto’s is launching a sharing style brunch called Pranzo Italiano. Because, let’s face it, the Italians have perfected the combination of food, fun, friends and family. For more information, visit robertos.ae


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