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Ramadan 2017 Specialty Coffee Shops

Speciality Coffee during Ramadan Love your Specialty Coffee and want to savour it during Ramadan? Here's the list for you!  This year just a small handful of Speciality Coffee shops have a license to operate during daytime.  The rest will typically open from Iftar til...

Dubai Creek – Souqs, Spices & Sails

Dubai Creek "Pashmina, Watches, Spices, Perfume, Turkish Delight .... come look my friend, come look, I give you best prices". It's ten o'clock on a weekday morning and already the Spice Souq is bustling with tourists and the shopkeepers are busy trying to herd people...

Ramadan | Dubai Homegrown Restaurants giving back

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A memory popped up on Facebook a few days ago, the memory of the first ever Filling The Blues which started in 2012.  The shaky video and photos from my Facebook page got me thinking back to how a simple tweet from 1 person (Tahir...

Ramadan | Alternative Ramadan

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] A video posted by Culinary Travel & Coffee ☕ (@coffeecakesandrunning) on Jun 4, 2016 at 7:54am PDT [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Want to do something different this Ramadan?...

Ramadan | Some alternatives … to Iftars and Suhoors

An Alternative Ramadan Hold on .... Ramadan isn't just supposed to be full of  Iftar buffets, Suhoors and excessive food consumption and waste, so don't forget to enjoy the simpler pleasures and relish them (this year, for the second year in a row, I'm fasting so am...

Ramadan | Coffee Shops

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Coffee Shops Open During Ramadan 2016 Love your coffee? Here's a special curated roundup of places to get a coffee (Specialty and otherwise) during Ramadan.  The places listed are independent or standalone cafe's and coffee shops,...

Speciality Coffee | Gold Box

Gold Box Freshly Roasted Arabica Beans from around the Globe COFFEE + WiFi + Free Water + Kid Friendly + Parking + Roastery About Initially starting out as a franchise from the UK with a converted Italian Piaggio decked out in gold and black and a few trikes from...

Specialty Coffee | Café Rider

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In The Media

The National Newspaper Feature on UAE Top Food Bloggers Best for inspiring stories...

Down but not Out !

“I’ve been a bit down recently …” Someone asked me how I was the other day, and instead of giving my usual “fine, how about you?” response - which usually results in the response of “I’m fine thanks” as well - but often I wonder if both parties are really  “fine”.  I...

Al Fannah – the alternative Bu Qtair?

Stop The Press ! I'm excited to write this post and want to share with you a new seafood place which in my opinion is every bit as good as Bu Qtair and then some, yes, that's right, I am tipping this place as somewhere to take yourself and guests to which serves up...

Enigma, The Untold Story

enigma    ɪˈnɪɡmə/  noun Something new and exciting has hit the shores of Dubai, a new restaurant called Enigma with an interesting dining concept or should we say a “multi-sensory journey” which opened just last week at Palazzo Versace a newly opened hotel and resort...

Fit, Healthy & Happy #Fit4Fifty

Is it possible to be healthy and happy and not at your perfect weight?? Absolutely ! and that's what I'm going to work towards this year as I embark on a little project which I guess I should call Fit for Fifty !! (#Fit4Fifty)..... I've always struggled with my...

Chefs Table | Massimo Bottura

Netflix has finally hit the shores of Dubai ! and this weekend, feeling a little crappy with dizziness from a throat infection and swollen glands, I signed up to a free thirty day trial to see what all the hype is about, after all when you are feeling rough there's...

Specialty Coffee | Stomping Grounds

I've been watching and waiting for this new Speciality Coffee Shop and Roastery to open for a while now and today I got to visit for a first brew.  Stomping Grounds had literally been open for one day on my visit, and on first inspection it looked great and I am sure...

How to Host Great Travel Trips for Media and Bloggers

Media, Fam and Press Trips I’ve been lucky enough to go on quite a few trips over the years and here are some of the ‘Best Practice’ tips I’ve picked up along the way either as personal experience, or feedback with other travellers on what works well and preferences....

Kilimanjaro | Moshi

This is one of those posts, that was in draft and should have been published a long time ago, but it's too precious not to post now.  A recap of my time in Moshi before starting Mount Kilimanjaro trek. Day T - 3 Dubai - Kilimanjaro via Nairobi Arriving at Dubai...

I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving but I’m Thankful

Today is Thanksgiving and my twitter timeline is going mad with everyone wishing each other happy Thanksgiving. Secondary to that are promotions and invites for Thanksgiving celebrations.  I don't celebrate Thanksgiving as such but this year I am particularly...

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