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 »

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 »

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 »

Al Nassma Camel Milk Cafe and Chocolates in the Avenues

By | April 1, 2013

anclcmc-004-1I was walking in the souk district in the Avenues when I noticed a new cafe had opened up. When I got closer, I realised it was Al Nassma Cafe. Al Nassma is a well known chocolate brand from Dubai and what makes it special is that their fine chocolates are made with camel milk, which also makes them the first and only chocolatiers that user camel milk to produce their chocolates.  Read more »

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 »

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 »

Book Review: Desperate in Dubai by Ameera Al Hakawati

By | June 18, 2012

The reputation of this book has made it all the way to Kuwait. The books name has always been in the back of my mind for some reason, only when news of it being banned earlier this year did I really cement its title in my Read more »

Magnolia Bakery, Dubai

By | February 7, 2011

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I’ve never been to NYC before so I haven’t tried Magnolia Bakery’s cupcakes in the states. I have however allowed myself to indulge -err or over indulge-  in them ever since I found out they are being sold in Bloomingdale’s Dubai Mall. Read more »

Armani Caffé Dubai

By | August 9, 2010

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I never thought it would be possible, to actually order and taste a pizza in the Gulf region that is as good as ones served in Italy. Until i tried Armani Café Pizza in Dubai that Read more »

Review: The Frozen Yogurt Factory, Dubai

By | August 2, 2010

In one of my recent trips to Dubai, i was walking in Dubai Mall just outside the Reel Cinema when i spotted this little Read more »

What to do…?

By | February 16, 2009

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If there was a rule saying ur allowed to ride a plane out of Q8 only once a year (god forbid!), then this time of year is definitely it…

I love my country of course and i love our celebrations…

But i hate the way people celebrate it!

I have one of two choices, either spend all the holiday cooped up inside Read more »