The Key Hunt for Parker’s Restaurant, Dubai

By | July 29, 2016

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I’ve been bored by, well everything really. Do you ever seem to think that everything in life is the same? Same activities, same faces, same places, same routine, same old and nothing is new happening anymore?

Enter the key hunt for the By Parker’s restaurant!

You see, there is something about having to earn your entry into a new food establishment. I recall once reading something like that in a magazine about a spot in a trendy hipster part of London, that unless you answer the gatekeeper’s riddle you won’t be allowed to climb through the wall into the restaurant or something. I loved the intrigue, the being there but out of reach except for the worthy kind of attitude. Of course its also fun, that’s why I’ve been following the SnapChat of by Parker’s in Dubai forever and deciding that the moment I set foot in Dubai, on the very night I do, I’m not going to rest until I do hunt for the key and actually claim it for myself. Read more »

Visiting Dubai’s Ramadan Night Market

By | September 11, 2013

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I’ve always heard that the exhibitions that are held in the UAE were spectacular and amount of effort that goes into those expos was unparalleled. I’ve never had the chance to go to an expo in Dubai before but while I was visiting this past Eid holiday I learned from the instagram account of fellow blogger Karamillah from the Abu Dhabi, that her cookie business, K’s Cookies, will be participating in a Ramadan Night Market expo in Dubai and I knew I had to pass by and check it out. Read more »

Breakfast at Circle Cafe in Dubai

By | September 5, 2013

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When I was last in Dubai I kept hearing and reading reviews of a Circle cafe. The reviews raved about the lovely interior and really distinguished food. One morning as we were driving down Jumeirah Road we saw Circle Cafe and decided to stop for breakfast. Read more »

Wasl Square in Dubai

By | September 4, 2013

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Last time I was in Dubai I wanted to see the Gift ATM that sells gifts 24 hours in S*uce Gifts shop. The address said ‘Wasl Square’ a place I’ve never been before but when I did go I kept going back. Wasl Square is a cosey modern residential project located at the intersection of Wasl Road and Safa Park, with an open space that hosts cafes with outdoors seating and open plus a nice collection of stores and restaurants. Read more »

Breakfast at Jones the Grocer in Dubai

By | August 28, 2013

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For a while now I kept hearing raving reviews about a Jones the Grocer, an Australian franchise restaurant/deli/gourmet grocery shop that’s recently opened up in Dubai. I’ve seen pictures and read the reviews and could tell it was an excellent popular place that I’d love to visit. Therefore when I was in Dubai I made sure I head over for breakfast and go early, I’ve heard they are always busy with eager diners. Read more »

The Moons of Forgiveness Display in Dubai Mall

By | August 26, 2013

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There is something magical about Arabian calligraphy, I’ve always stopped and admired a beautifully written letter in Arabic for as long as I could remember, and there are many different fonts, each spectacular in it’s own way. When I was last in Dubai I was walking around in Dubai Mall when I saw a spectacular sight that made me stop and pay attention. Read more »

Movie Review: The Heat

By | August 22, 2013

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One of two movies I really wanted to watch was The Heat, starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. It was out in June, and I waited for it to arrive to the cinemas in Kuwait all summer long but that didn’t happen because it was banned along with The Internship. Luckily both comedy movies weren’t banned in Dubai and after watching both of them I see absolutely nothing that would cause them to be banned. I deduct that comedy and laughter must be an cause for censorship these days.  Read more »

Breakfast at The Farm Restaurant in Dubai

By | August 22, 2013

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Each time I’m in Dubai there must be a list of newly opened places I’ve never been before to explore. On the top of my list was The Farm restaurant recommended by many people I know, doing so while gushing about the breathtaking scenery and the amazing food. Since I was there for the Eid holiday and the first breakfast after Ramadan is my number one breakfast of the year, I knew I it should be in The Farm. Read more »

O’ de Rose, a Dazzling Boutique in Dubai

By | August 20, 2013

odrsid-004Whenever I am in Dubai I make sure to visit Gallery Lafayette’s home section and spend a few hours lost between the quirky merchandise they have on display. One particular section that I adore is a little corner with trendy Arabian and Middle Eastern furniture and home accessories with a modern twist. This past visit I was admiring a tea flask and asking the sales lady if it came in any other colour when she said they might have some in their original store! They have an original store? Read more »

Yamanote Atelier the First Japanese Cafe in Dubai

By | August 18, 2013

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On the night before I left for my eid holiday in Dubai my friend Mira whatsapped me about Yamanoti, a newly opened Japanese bakery & cafe in Dubai thinking I’d like to check it out. She was right of course, for the moment I set my eyes on their instagram account I knew I wanted to try it on the first day of Eid and I did manage to do so.  Read more »

Things to Do in Dubai: Dine in Wafi Gourmet

By | August 15, 2013

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Whenever I am in Dubai I have a last day before boarding the plane ritual. It involves checking out of the hotel, driving to Dubai Mall, ending up our shopping and then grabbing some lunch in Wafi Gourmet before heading to the airport. Wafi Gourmet is a Lebanese restaurant chain in Dubai that sells a lot of Lebanese delicatessen items and is also a restaurant. Read more »

Beautiful Dubai During Ramadan & Eid

By | August 15, 2013

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This post is to remember the very last day of Ramadan 1434 and the first days of eid I’ve spend in Dubai in 2013. Dubai was quite busy as usual, hot and humid during August for sure, but the festive mood was indeed in the air with Ramadan decorations and eid celebrations.  Read more »

Movie Review: The Internship

By | August 15, 2013

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I’ve seen the trailer for this movie a while back and I knew it was one movie I really wanted to watch. Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are two salesmen who lose their jobs and they look everywhere but can only, and miraculously, secure an internship at the one and only Google. Having to compete against a herd of geeky genius seniors with zilch knowledge of how computers work, you know their internship would be one long interesting adventure.   Read more »

Lunch at Vapiano in Dubai Mall

By | August 13, 2013

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For the past Eid holiday I’ve been to Dubai for a miniature summer break and change of scenery. One of the restaurants I look forward to dining in when in Dubai is Vapiano. I’m not sure where the franchise Read more »

Habba Alert: Acrylic Box Clutches

By | May 6, 2013

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See-through clear bags are not new per say, they’ve come and gone on the fashion scene several times before. I remember sporting a big see-through blue on my first day of college back in 1998. These days everyone is Read more »

The Nutri-U Healthy Cookies Package from Local Flavor

By | March 17, 2013

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The Buraiqa’a Ring from Burqa’a & Agal

By | March 16, 2013

brfbaafd-005-1the other day I stumbled along a new booth in the P2bk village that sold cute accessories. The name of the business is “Burga’a & Agal” and they came all the way from Dubai, UAE to participate in the P2bk exhibition and I loved what they had in display. The traditional Read more »

Armani Caffé Kuwait

By | January 28, 2013

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I’m a big fan of Armani Cafe and I couldn’t wait for it to open in Kuwait. The day it first opened I wanted to go right away but I was told that their menu wasn’t complete and that their pizza will be available in two week’s time so I waited for a few weeks and

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Magnolia Bakery’s Invitation

By | December 13, 2012

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If you thought the cupcake craze was dwindling you might want to hold that thought for a new cupcake bakery in Kuwait is opening its doors next week. Not any cupcake store, mind you, it’s the cupcake bakery, the one is thought responsible for starting the cupcake hoopla in the first place, Magnolia’s Bakery. Read more »

Garrett’s Popcorn Now Open in the Grand Avenue

By | November 6, 2012

Dear fellow Kuwaitis, there is no need to lug tins of Garrett’s Popcorn on the plane home from Dubai for their first branch in Kuwait is now open in The Grand Avenues! I tried to take enough pictures but many Read more »

Dubai’s Pop T-Shirts at Fortune Cookie Boutique

By | August 14, 2012

I have a slight obsession problem with T-Shirts, I cannot resist them. My happiest moments are when I’m dressed in a T-Shirt and a pair of jeans. Earlier today I was in Salmiya and I decided to pass by Fortune Cookie Boutique. There, I found a collection of T-Shirts by Read more »

Things to Do in Dubai: Zaroob Restaurant

By | June 25, 2012

For the past year all I’ve been hearing from people who frequent Dubai was Zaroob and Zaroob. I’ve seen the pictures and I liked what I saw, a middle eastern eatery so funky you can spend hours looking at the different decor details and yet discover something new. Read more »

A Visit to Book World by Kinokuniya, Dubai Mall

By | June 21, 2012

Do you know what’s it like to have one of your dreams come true? The rush of emotion that engulfs you in sheer happiness, knocking the breath out of your lungs and transforming you into an emotional heap?

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Movie Review: 21 Jump Street

By | June 19, 2012

I went to see this movie just to kill some time. I didn’t have any high expectations as I don’t much like either of its stars (Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, yes I don’t like Tatum much) and the story seemed exhausted already. However, I was in for a pleasant surprise as I enjoyed the movie very much and laughed until I Read more »

Things to Do in Dubai: Bateel’s Arabian Coffee

By | June 19, 2012

Ever since I’ve first set foot in Dubai mall, I’ve cast long sad glances at the bottom of its spectacular fountains and wished I could sit as close to the fountain’s pool as I could. Sadly, the only two restaurants with tables overlooking that area were Entercoute Read more »