Dubai means five-star (and seven star) hotels, lavish limos, outrageous gold cocktails and luxury dining doesn’t it? Yes…and no. This city is home to all nationalities and budgets with a wealth of eateries to match. Since we arrived in Dubai in 2000 we’ve had a steady stream of visitors, many returning again and again. Their favourite places to go are not the sparkly, glitzy ones (although they like those too) but the street cafés, holes in the walls and other unique eating haunts. So when you’ve maxed out your credit card at the Skyview bar, in Dubai Mall or at Dubai World Cup, here are the top three favourite budget places to eat as road-tested by my friends and family. Highly recommended whether you’re a tourist or resident – just don’t expect linen napkins. And I better mention that they are all Read more
Love is in the air… Romance is in the air. Looking forward to have a nice romantic evening out with your loved one this Valentine’s Day, February 14th? A time to celebrate love, passion and affection.
Dubai has an abundance of restaurants… the Expat Echo Dubai has handpicked a list of romantic restaurants in Dubai to suit all budgets. Read more
Are you planning a big Christmas dinner but don’t want to actually do the cooking? By ordering a festive takeaway turkey dinner you can have the best of both worlds. There are several places in Dubai that offer prepared meals for the holidays. Few offer home delivery, while most require you to pick up the order on location. Read more
American expats wishing to celebrate Thanksgiving will be happy to know that a few restaurants throughout Dubai have organized a feast for you! Why not bring along your non-American friends to share in the celebration! A few restaurants are also offering Thanksgiving turkey take-away menus if you feel like having celebrating at home without having to slave all day in the kitchen. Read more