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This month we’re... feeling British

Inspired by Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday last month, we’re indulging in all things English

By Belle Yates
15 May 2016 | 09:38 am

We’ll first head to Fortnum & Mason to pick up some of its new china range in commemoration of the day itself – the teacups are too perfect.

We can’t possibly think about holidays in Britain without thinking of the markets in the cities, so it only seems fitting to head to the last outdoor market at Reform Social & Grill on May 7 – before summer. There will be over 50 stalls, some Great British food and glasses of grape to enjoy while browsing.

Speaking of British traditions, going to the theatre has been a popular pastime for hundreds of years – luckily for us, playwright David Wood OBE’s The Tiger Who Came to Tea is coming to Madinat Theatre on May 17-18.

There isn’t anything much more British than a good old roast dinner and luckily for us, Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen in Atlantis is launching its Simply Roast Saturdays, which we will definitely be indulging in. When we’ve filled up on roasts, The Rib Room at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray has released its Best of the British Isles tasting menu, available every Saturday too!

While we’re on our shopping trip, we’ll be swinging by a Lush shop to grab ourselves some of its Jasmine and Henna Fluff-Eaze – after all, we are heading into summer and Dubai’s heat is not great for our beloved locks, so we’ll start tackling the problem early. Since our hair will be looking gorgeous, it’s only right that our lips receive the same love; so we’ll have to pick up Rimmel London’s The Only 1 lipstick – long-lasting, moisturising and bold shades mean we’re all in. We’ll also be heading into a Clarks shop to pick up a pair of its Trigenic Flex shoes, the new collection with a modern take on the UK footwear brand’s 191 years of heritage.

Speaking of London, we’re loving the Lil’LonDunn by Jourdan Dunn collection in Marks & Spencer; the supermodel was inspired by her hometown London and had her six-year-old son help her create the children’s range for the British chain. Keeping in the spirit of the capital of England, we may stop for sundowners in the Lounge at Mint Leaf of London and watch the sun set on the Dubai skyline while enjoying happy hour prices!

By Belle Yates

By Belle Yates