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
A good few years ago I harboured an ambition somewhere in the depths of my hyper-active brain to open a café one day – to the point that I started collecting retro memorabilia to decorate this dream. And pictured here to the right you can see one of them, picked up in my homeland Cyprus. The dream never happened and the ambition is long gone, replaced by far too many others. But thanks to another dream, FooDiva, I am constantly searching out café concepts that are just a little bit different. This post isn’t another round-up, simply five new quirky cafés I’ve tried and tasted recently in Dubai. So without further ado, voila… Read more
I adore seafood so was elated when Gulf Seafood followed me on Twitter a couple of months back. I was even more delighted when this long-established supplier to the trade announced they were starting a new delivery service to individuals …. but at wholesale prices. I bided my time and a couple of days ago Gulf Seafood announced they were offering an on-line ordering service, with delivery around Dubai.
I was straight onto their website, and completed my on-line registration in no time. Then it was time to shop!! boy did I shop, the prices are absolutely amazing. My basket soon filled up with Jonah Crab Claws (35 AED/500g), Jumbo Breaded Prawns (10 AED/250g), Breaded Baby Scallop (15 AED/250g) and some Breaded Calamari Rings (8 AED/250g). Read more
Believe it or not, Dubai has its very own Wikipedia entry under brunch – alongside you’d think New York perhaps, but no rather bizarrely, Canada. No other country or city features. Why is brunch here in Dubai such an institution, more so than anywhere else in the world?
It was Fairmont’s Spectrum on One that launched the first champagne brunch in Dubai nine years ago, a successful model many have since copied. I have friends who religiously book a brunch deal every Friday, and am talking the all-singing-and-dancing, free-flowing champagne variety, not your cheap and cheerful slap-up meal at a neighbourhood café. Some have their favourites. Others pick a different hotel or restaurant every week. If the requests I receive for brunch recommendations are anything to go by, this top-of-the-bucket-list experience is not just confined to residents, but holidaymakers and business travellers. Read more
While Halloween is no where near as popular in Dubai as it is in North-America, we still have our fair share of fun parties and events to please the homesick expat! Trick or treating is getting increasingly popular in Dubai’s expat communities such as The Springs, The Meadows, and Arabian Ranches. Many parents choose to host Halloween parties at home with their little ones and friends. The shops are already filling up with Halloween decorations, sweeties and costumes! Are you ready for a freakishly good time? Read more