Insta-worthy Afternoon Teas
When it’s too hot to venture outside, find some respite in the elegance of afternoon tea and flood your Instagram account with picture perfect patisseries.
Asian High Tea, Dhs135 per person, Shangri-La Hotel Dubai
High Tea Two Ways on Level 122, At.mosphere, from Dhs320 per person, Burj Khalifa
Raffles Fashion Afternoon Tea, from Dhs249 for two people, Raffles Dubai
Introduce some Italian into you holiday wardrobe with QueGuapa’s punchy Sicilian-esque prints and contemporary Milanese edge, newly introduced onto the rails of boutique Love, Shop, Pray on Al Wasl road.
Follow the store @loveshoppraydubai
Summer Fun Edit
One of the new independent online boutiques launching in the region, Boutique Nomads delivers fun direct to your door. Fill your pool with Sunnyside’s iconic unicorn float, and accessorise your home with eclectic giant floor cushions, deck chairs and pink flamingo fairy lights. It’s an Instagram dream. Boutique-nomads.com
Watermelon pool float, Dhs245
Pineapple tray, Dhs80
A vibrant yet intimate setting for veggie and meat-eating enthusiasts alike, OKKU’s extensive menu gives you a varied choice (keeping everyone at the table happy) with delicious Japanese plates from crispy Tempura to the Mushroom stir-fry (pictured), but the real talk of the table is the O’ Style Avocado Volcano, it’s not to be missed. The H Hotel; +971 4 501 8777.
Mushroom stir-fry at Okku
Dubai’s Latin American hot spot Waka launches its Harvest Menu, a generous selection of vegetarian dishes from Spicy Corn Empanadas to Sweet Potato and Coconut Croquettes boasting a burst of fresh flavours and exceptional combinations of ingredients not usually accustomed with traditional vegetarian dishes. The smoked guacamole - a fine twist on the usual smashed avo - really is a treat for your taste buds. The Oberoi; +971 4 444 1455
Veggie sushi at Waka
Maison des Fleurs and calligraphy artist el Seed have collaborated on a flower box for 2017 - dubbed ‘The year of giving’ by the UAE’s President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Half of all revenue is donated to Dubai-based Al Jalila foundation for treating children with life-threatening illnesses. From Dhs749, Maison des Fleurs, +971 4 276 5886
Flowers, Dhs1,199, el Seed for Maison des Fleurs
A New Concept in Scent
If it’s bespoke, niche or exclusive fragrances that you are after, head to Beautique in Dubai Festival City. Newly opened and home grown, the fragrance boutique focuses on the unusual. Expect to find Maison Francis Kurkdjian, By Kilian, Moresque and Sospiro within its portfolio of scents. @beautiquegcc