Here’s how to get the most out of your day in a park by building a better barbecue.
Words: Tamara Clarke
Packing for a picnic shouldn’t be difficult. With the right tools on deck you can pop in, grill out and pack up in no time. Whether you’re heading out to the beach, a camping site or one of the capital’s lush parks, here’s what you what you need to build a bangin’ barbecue.
Gentlemen’s Hardware BBQ Tools
You can take on any task with the right tools, so make sure your utensil game is good. Gentlemen’s Hardware combines everything you need to flip, turn and scoop food on the grill. The set includes tongs, a fork and a spatula crafted from stainless steel with a matte-black coating finished with acacia wood handles. Each utensil has leather-hook ties for hanging when they’re not being stored in the box and don’t worry ladies – there’s nothing gender-specific about these tools – you can work with them too. AED 235. virginmegastore.com
Weber Jumbo Joe Charcoal Grill
Arguably the most important part of your barbecue bundle, the grill needs to be functional and compact. The Jumbo Joe fits the bill with a cooking area of more than 1,500 square metres plus a steel cooking grate that’s large enough to cook for a group. It features a stow-away lid that makes checking food a snap and a glass-reinforced nylon handle for convenient transport. This portable grill is built to last with rust resistant aluminium parts that withstand any outdoor conditions. AED 499. aceuae.com
Bose SoundLink Revolve+ Bluetooth Speaker
Good food and good music go hand-in-hand, so you’ll need a good Bluetooth speaker to add to the mood. The Bose SoundLink Revolve+ Bluetooth Speaker is all about that base and you can take it virtually anywhere. It seamlessly pairs with Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices like smartphones and tablets allowing you to stream music from your personal library. The speaker delivers 360-degree sound and weighs a mere five kilos, so even the kids can carry this using the handle. The Bose Portable Speaker has up to 16 hours of battery life to pump your playlist for the entire picnic. AED 1,259. jumbo.ae
Fatboy Picnic Lounge
Who says sitting on the ground can’t be posh? Step up your game with this Fatboy Picnic Lounge that rolls out over the grass in style. It’s water repellent on both sides with a soft, foam filling for your comfort. Even better, this picnic blanket won’t budge as it comes with pegs to help keep it in position. You can keep the trendy print on the top clean with the brush that’s included and let’s face it, this is too cute to pass up. AED 999. mumzworld.com