x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 14 December 2017

Hit List: Visit OliOli for the Tinkering Christmas Tree workshop, find an arty mug at Gallery One and more

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Register to take part in a festive family workshop at OliOli and make your own Christmas tree. OliOli UAE
Register to take part in a festive family workshop at OliOli and make your own Christmas tree. OliOli UAE

Time to tinker with a home-made Christmas tree

Families can enjoy taking part in the festive Tinkering Christmas Tree workshop at the newly opened OliOli playground in Al Quoz. During the one-hour class, you can build your own one-metre Christmas tree out of dowels and rubber bands, then decorate it with pom-poms, ribbons and LED baubles before taking it home. Classes are today at 10am, 1pm and 4pm, as well as December 14 at 3.30pm and 4.30pm and December 15 at 10am, 1pm and 4pm, for Dh70 per Tinkering Christmas Tree kit, OliOli, near Oasis Mall, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 702 7300, www.facebook.com/olioliuae

An arty mug may be just their cup of tea this holiday

Looking for a special gift to warm the heart this holiday season? Try Gallery One’s line of “art-infused” mugs and coasters, which feature a variety of themes that are sure to capture the style and personality of those you want to give presents. Find themes such as Keep Calm, geometric camels, vintage music, Arabic calligraphy, monograms and classic impressionist art that add extra style to coffee and tea breaks. From Dh15 for coasters; from Dh49 for mugs; find Gallery One collections in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and online at www.g-1.com

Gallery One has a selection of "art infused" mugs and coasters that are perfect for gift-giving. Gallery One
Gallery One has a selection of "art infused" mugs and coasters that are perfect for gift-giving. Gallery One

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Dive down to discover undersea treasure

Vibrant coral reefs and fascinating sunken ships are just some of the treasures to be found beneath the sea off the coast of Fujairah. Diving these sites is made ever more pleasurable by the friendly expert staff at Divers Down. The centre runs three dives a day, with an option for a night dive as a fourth. Whether you are an experienced diver, seeking certification or even just trying it out for a day, in our experience, there is no better or more professional than Divers Down, which can be found at Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort. From Dh110 for a dive with full equipment rental; Dh550 for a discovery dive, 050 553 1688, www.diversdownuae.com

The friendly Divers Down staff go diving in Fujairah. Courtesy Divers Down
The friendly Divers Down staff go diving in Fujairah. Courtesy Divers Down

Southern Sun takes a steak in social media on Instagram

The newly relaunched Balcon Terrace at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi comes with a twist: its menu is on Instagram. Visit @balconInstamenu to find images of the dishes available at the outdoor lounge, which specialises in a blend of Asian and Mediterranean flavours. Each picture includes a brief description of the item, along with ingredients and price. With the appeal of ordering via social media on the rise, Southern Sun also plans to bring InstaMenus to The Foundry steakhouse and Blu Sky Lounge & Grill. Balcon is open daily from 3pm to 1am, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, 02 818 4888, abudhabi.dine@tsogosun.com

Find the Balcon Terrace menu on Instagram, including seared ahi tuna sliders with wasabi mayo and candied ginger (pictured). Balcon Terrace
Find the Balcon Terrace menu on Instagram, including seared ahi tuna sliders with wasabi mayo and candied ginger (pictured). Balcon Terrace