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Published: Fri 17 Apr 2015, 3:57 PM

Last updated: Fri 26 Jun 2015, 12:28 AM

The Arabian Experience

Popular Lebanese singer Asmara will be keeping guests entranced over at Al Hadheerah, a picturesque restaurant adjoining the Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, tonight (April 17). The exquisite Arabian theatrical performance will begin at 7pm and will include a horse show and other traditional Arabian entertainment. Asmara will take the stage at 9pm, and with a host of backup dancers and a band, keeping audiences well-entertained. Dinner per person is Dh695, inclusive of Arabic coffee and soft drinks. For reservations, call 04 809 6498.

Talent Hunt

This one’s for all aspiring filmmakers! Leading marketing firm BrandMoxie has recently launched The Smovies, a platform for short film competitions, with its newly announced strategic partner, VOX Cinemas. The Smovies will run three seasons of competitions, focusing on a variety of themes — from National Day to road safety. The first competition will run for about a month, and the winner of the competition will be awarded a prize of Dh10,000. The winner will also have an opportunity to develop their idea into vignettes, or ads, that will &be screened across VOX &Cinemas in the UAE. Check out www.thesmovies.com for more information.

The Best of Quality

Le Vault, a high-end luxury retailer, recently opened its first boutique in the UAE, in Abu Dhabi, giving you a chance to check out some truly ultra-luxury products. From personalised safes with leather and gold fitting to wallets, iphone covers and leather trunks — Le Vault has it all. Showcasing a collection from some truly world renowned brands like Döttling, Royal Trunk, Letrone design and Horus straps, you can be assured of quality and attention to detail with whatever you purchase. To view the collection or for more information, go to www.levault.ae/home 

 Gluten-Free Gourmet

Fancy loading up on your favourite Italian food, but wary of carb-laden pasta? Roberto’s Restaurant and Lounge, in the heart of DIFC, has just the solution for you — the restaurant recently unveiled completely gluten-free options that can be made for guests ‘on request’ for all their signature dishes. Whether you’re intolerant to gluten, or simply have the desire to eat healthier, the restaurant has you covered! It is also completely flexible should you have any other dietary restrictions. For reservations, contact Roberto’s Restaurant & Lounge at 04 386 0066 or email reservations@robertos.ae 

Stay En Vogue

En Vogue by AJK is back, and this edition of the popular fashion exhibition is bigger and better than ever. Set to take place on Saturday, April 18, the exhibition will see a selection from well-known designers such as Rajdeep Ranawat, Manish Arora, Arpita Mehta, Ridhi Mehra, Kunal Tanna, amongst others. Taking things up a notch, women will also have an opportunity to listen to beauty experts in Dubai, as they give advice on everything from skincare routines and make-up to personal styling. The event is to be held at the Samaya Ballroom, Ritz Carlton Hotel, from 11 am to 9pm. Call 050 597 4372 for details.

For the Art Lovers

GQ over at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel is on a mission to support the art scene in the UAE. From April 15 to April 22, it will be showcasing artwork by artists Musab Abdul Qader Al Rais, Abdel Fattah Hraoui, and Niveen Ezz Eldeen. Emirati artist Musab Abdul Qader Al Rais is known for creating multi-coloured layers and Moroccan artist Abdel Fattah Hraoui is renowned for using non-traditional imagery for his art. Niveeen Ezz Eldeen is a young Jordanian artist who creates wonders with acrylic colours. Their paintings are colourful, unique and a must-see for all art aficionados! For more information, call 0 4 321 4541.

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