Tag: Dubai

May 18

Fancy lunch during the Holy Month of Ramadan 2017?

There are plenty of places open for lunch and breakfast too … As we head towards the Holy Month of Ramadan in the UAE, Foodiva and I have put our heads together and yet again bring to you a list of independent eateries that we know are open during the day. This list has been …

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Jan 19

Miele Dubai Restaurant Week

Ten days, fifteen restaurants, Miele Dubai Restaurant Week   The Dubai Food Festival is taking place this February, with various food related events taking place from the 23rd of February until the 11th of March. This annual event culminates with Taste of Dubai which is taking place on the 10th and 11th of March at …

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Jul 16

Hilton Ras al Khaimah Resort and Spa

Fancy a staycation at the Hilton Ras al Khaimah Resort and Spa? Staycations in the UAE have become big business for local hotels in recent years.  The days of people hopping on a plane for an entire month to visit their home countries seems to be a thing of the past.  Instead these days are …

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May 31

Fancy lunch or breakfast during Ramadan?

Fancy lunch or breakfast during Ramadan 2016? For the fifth year running Foodiva and I have got together and compiled a list of independent (and a few others) outlets that are open and serving food during the month of Ramadan.  By law hotels in the UAE have to have at least one outlet open for …

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Mar 18

Wok and Co

Ibis One Central opens and brings us Wok and Co …. Another week and another new hotel opens its doors in Dubai.  We have over 900 hotels in Dubai and this number is very definitely on the increase.  Ibis One Central opened a few weeks back but the official opening is taking place later this …

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Feb 19

All aboard the Costa Fortuna

All aboard the Costa Fortuna If someone had told me that I would be going on a cruise 6 months ago, I would have laughed at them. I have never had any desire whatsoever to sail the high seas.  Being married to an ex-seaman; one who had a desire to cruise, resulted in us heading …

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Feb 07

Where to buy pork in Dubai

Where to buy pork in Dubai Many moons ago you couldn’t get your hands on a bit of pork full stop in the UAE, but things have changed over the years. These days you can buy pork products at a variety of different supermarkets, and many (only 5 star hotels) serve products containing pork.  Considering …

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Jan 04

Fat Children

Who is to blame for fat children? No doubt I have already managed to offend people by using the dreaded word “fat”, maybe I should be more politically correct and said overweight children?  Aren’t overweight people essentially carrying too much fat?  For the last ten years or so obesity in the UAE has been a …

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Dec 14

There is a women’s group on Facebook

There is a women’s group on Facebook …. In fact there are probably thousands of women’s group on Facebook, but there is one here in Dubai that seems to get peoples feathers ruffled on a regular basis.   There is no need for me to name said group as I am 100% sure that any …

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Nov 30

BBC Good Food Show

BBC Good Food Show has its Middle Eastern debut here in Dubai After 25 years of undoubted success in the UK the BBC finally decided to bring the BBC Good Food Show to Dubai (17th – 19th December)  I had been told about the event and the celebrity chef’s who were attending the event before …

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