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DUBAI GARDEN CEN­TRE

As much as we love a mooch around Dubai Garden Cen­tre, some­times we just don’t have the time (or boot space) to get ev­ery­thing we need for our out­door space in per­son. Thank­fully, the on­line shop now ex­tends to ev­ery­thing from plants and soil to BBQs and loungers, and you can even se­lect bou­quets from House of Flow­ers. Hus­bands take note… dubaigar­den­cen­tre.ae

PUREBABY

Fresh from Aus­tralia, or­ganic chil­drenswear store Purebaby re­cently opened its first store in the re­gion, in Dubai Fes­ti­val City – but con­ve­niently, it’s also now avail­able on­line. The brand has teamed up with Mumz­world to of­fer a range of adorable es­sen­tials, from blan­kets and cloth­ing to toys, for de­liv­ery across the Mid­dle East. mumz­world.com

MATIC

No need for a full-time cleaner but strug­gling to find an agency that’ll send you the same re­li­able per­son each time you book? New on­line ser­vice Matic could help. Once you’ve signed up on­line, you’ll be able to book house­hold ser­vices us­ing the app, and within a cou­ple of uses will au­to­mat­i­cally be matched with your favourite cleaner. mat­ic­ser­vices.com

DIGIPILL

With a re­cent UAE-wide sleep sur­vey by Bupa Global sug­gest­ing just nine per cent of res­i­dents get their req­ui­site eight hours sleep each night, leav­ing 91 per cent at risk of fa­tigue and con­cen­tra­tion is­sues, get­ting good qual­ity shut­eye has never been more im­por­tant. En­ter Digipill, a new app aim­ing to im­prove your life­style by ac­cess­ing your sub­con­scious mind to change your think­ing on sub­jects such as sleep, stress re­lief and per­se­ver­ance. Ba­si­cally, it’s like keep­ing a life coach in your pocket. Free on iTunes and Google Play. digipill.com

SARAY SPA

If the two-week Easter ‘hol­i­day’ leaves you in need of some R&R, the sig­na­ture Dead Sea Jour­ney from JW Mar­riott Mar­quis’ stun­ning Saray Spa, book­able through­out April, could be just the ticket. Boast­ing a full body scrub, mud wrap, floata­tion ses­sion and oil treat­ment, all util­is­ing Dead Sea salts, it’s the ideal way to re­cu­per­ate af­ter all those days keep­ing up with the kids. jw­mar­riottmar­quis­dubail­ife.com

App of the month PLAY: DATE

You know those great ideas that have you slap­ping your head won­der­ing why you didn’t come up with them first? That’s Play:Date. Ar­riv­ing just in time for the school hol­i­days, this new lo­cal app helps con­nect chil­dren of sim­i­lar ages in your neigh­bour­hood, with fea­tured of­fers on ac­tiv­ity ideas so they can ex­pand their so­cial cir­cle with­out you ex­pand­ing your credit card bill. Ge­nius. Free on iTunes, search Play:Date

LE PE­TIT CHEF

For a din­ner with a dif­fer­ence, we’re in­trigued by the idea of the new culi­nary con­cept run­ning at Dubai World Trade Cen­tre un­til May. Le Pe­tit Chef’s Din­ner Time Story is part-meal, partshow, part in­ter­ac­tive ex­pe­ri­ence, and will take you on a 3D jour­ney through Marco Polo’s trav­els as you en­joy an in­ter­na­tion­ally eclec­tic menu. din­ner­timestory.com

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