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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 13 December 2018

Hit List: Visit the new spa at Alila Jabal Akhdar, tuck into Peruvian specialities

A look at what we're loving this week

Visit the newly opened Spa Arbour at Alia Jabal Akhdar in Oman. Alila Jabal Akhdar
Visit the newly opened Spa Arbour at Alia Jabal Akhdar in Oman. Alila Jabal Akhdar

Al fresco spa in Oman a leisurely experience

Throughout the summer there has been a lot of chatter among staycationers at work about that much cooler spot at the top of Oman’s Al Hajar mountain range for a weekend away. Alila Jabal Akhdar is perched 2,000 metres above sea level and offers dramatic views. Now, guests can enjoy the Omani vistas from the resort’s al fresco Spa Arbour, which has just opened and ­offers three treatments – On the Edge; Heart of the Mountain and Reach your Peak. If you are keen on going to the heights to relax, check out what’s on offer at www.alilahotels.com/jabalakhdar

Limo, a hearty choice

Peruvian cuisine is having its moment across the UAE right now, and one Abu Dhabi restaurant worth a visit, is Limo. This restaurant, which is tucked away in the Bab Al Qasr hotel is as much about the food, as it is the chef. Luis Manuel is Peruvian, but has spent time in Argentina and other parts of the world, which results in a fusion of international flavours. The dishes feel more like home-cooked meals than restaurant fare, and combined with the friendly waitstaff and the price points (mains are about Dh60), it’s a good choice for a flavoursome night out. Limo is open from Monday to Saturday from 7pm. Call 02 205 3003 or email restaurants@babalqasr.com

Visit Limo, the new Peruvian restaurant at Bab Al Qasr Hotel in Abu Dhabi. Melinda Healy / The National
Visit Limo, the new Peruvian restaurant at Bab Al Qasr Hotel in Abu Dhabi. Melinda Healy / The National

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The at-home fitness cycle

If you’re still finding it too hot to exercise outside, you might be interested in a new MyCycling contraption from Technogym that allows you to train inside. It is very sleek, doesn’t take up too much space and gives you the power to monitor your results using an app that offers personalised programmes and a selection of trainers that can help you achieve your fitness goals. Sessions last bet-ween 40 and 70 minutes. For more visit www.technogym.com

Try the new MyCycling indoor bike trainer that lets you monitor your results on a personalised app. Technogym
Try the new MyCycling indoor bike trainer that lets you monitor your results on a personalised app. Technogym

Get the model look

There’s no excuse for you not to walk around like you’re a Hadid, now that the family’s branded shades have made their way to Harvey Nichols in Dubai. While Gigi, Bella and Anwar continue to wow in the modelling world, their father Mohamed and half-sister Alana have turned their eyes toward the sun, literally. Named Hadid Eyewear, the collection features 21 styles and start from Dh548, with five per cent of all net sales going to charity.

Look like a model with the Hadid Eyewear collection. Harvey Nichols
Look like a model with the Hadid Eyewear collection. Harvey Nichols