Friday - - Leisure Charts -

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.

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