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If you’re looking for a gadget gift to overcome the grief of the anticlimactic iPhone 7, pre-book the Xperia XZ smartphone, available starting October. You won’t be left exclaiming Y. Its 23MP camera’s triple image sensing tech captures blur-free photos, Type-C USB charging port eliminates upside-down cables, it has a 5.2in glass display with sleek loop surface, and a waterproof Alkaleido metal body in gorgeous navy blue, platinum and black. Most importantly, there’s a headphone jack. They’ve nailed the ABC’s of a smartphone. Dh2,299, electronics retailers. Weaving a textile story of Indian heritage with traditional handwoven saris is Hyderabad-based designer Gaurang Shah’s forte. A Lakmé Fashion Week regular and celebrity-favourite (Vidya Balan and Sonam Kapoor are fans), his exclusive show tomorrow at the Opera Ballroom, Taj Dubai will see 11 top models and a Bollywood celeb (it’s a secret) parade exquisite cotton and silk saris crafted using age-old Jamdani technique and pure zari. The exhibition after is your chance to snap up these dreamy drapes. From 11am-12pm. Call 055 560 9524.