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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 22 June 2018

Hit List: A photo keepsake book, top guacamole, recharge spa day and more

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Photography enthusiasts and sentimental folks will enjoy the fun they can have with the book One Photo Every Day for 365 Days. Melinda Healy / The National
Photography enthusiasts and sentimental folks will enjoy the fun they can have with the book One Photo Every Day for 365 Days. Melinda Healy / The National

Click goes the year, in photos

If you’ve got an interest in photography, you’re sure to like this little find. It’s a creative diary keepsake that plays into the whole view that a picture is worth a thousand words. The book One Photo Every Day for 365 Days is the perfect place to keep a running track of one year of your life. It could be a place for shots of your children, or a reflection of an entire year of your life. The books are available at Typo stores across the Emirates and is a great gift for anyone who is a bit sentimental.

Abu Dhabi avo goodness

While some people may not go much on the whole avocado on toast trend, most are unable to resist a good guacamole. With quite a few Mexican restaurant offerings to choose from, we’ve managed to track down one of the tastiest guacamoles in Abu Dhabi – at El Sombrero at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort. Chef Froylan Lara’s preparation is creamy, with the just the right amount of spice and tanginess, and is topped off with crumbled feta and cherry tomatoes. The nachos that come with it are great too. A portion of the avo goodness costs Dh46. To make a reservations at El Sombrero call 02 304 8362 or go to www.sheratonabudhabihotel.com

Try the guacamole at El Sombrero at Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, which comes with crumbled feta (not shown) and nachos. Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort
Try the guacamole at El Sombrero at Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, which comes with crumbled feta (not shown) and nachos. Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort

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Rotana floats the idea of mat workouts in the pool

FloatUAE has finally made its way to the capital, and tomorrow from 10am the Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana is hosting a series of free 20-minute taster session for interested fitness enthusiasts. FloatUAE is touted as the “ultimate individual training platform”, and as the name suggests, you perch yourself on a workout mat in the pool and undertake all the exercises you do in the gym - squats, jumps, burpees. It’s not all hard work, there are games and team building exercises too. While we’re told this two-hour window has been so popular there are few places left, there are sure to be longer classes in place in the future. We hope Abu Dhabi gym junkies will be floating regularly soon.

Try the 20-minute FloatUAE taster classes tomorrow at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, and do squats, jumps, lunges and burpees on the pool. FloatUAE
Try the 20-minute FloatUAE taster classes tomorrow at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, and do squats, jumps, lunges and burpees on the pool. FloatUAE

A Ritzy way to recharge

It’s been a long hot summer, and it seems as we get closer to the end of the year most of us are battling tiredness and could do with some valuable “me-time”. The busyness of everyday life is increasing, especially with work demands, running around after family and social calendars. We have come across something for those that are are looking for something to help them switch off and recharge. The Ritz-Carlton Grad Canal is offering three-day wellness packages at Espa at Venetian Village. You can choose Purity (for detox), Serenity (for sleep enhancement) or Tranquillity (for relaxation and stress relief). Call 02 818 8051 to book, you’ll be glad you did.

ESPA at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal offers three-day wellness packages for purity, tranquillity and serenity. ESPA at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal
ESPA at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal offers three-day wellness packages for purity, tranquillity and serenity. ESPA at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal