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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...

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...

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...
Al Fannah – the alternative Bu Qtair?

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...

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Enigma, The Untold Story

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...

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Fit, Healthy & Happy #Fit4Fifty

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...

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Chefs Table | Massimo Bottura

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...

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Specialty Coffee | Stomping Grounds

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...

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How to Host Great Travel Trips for Media and Bloggers

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....

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Kilimanjaro | Moshi

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...

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I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving but I’m Thankful

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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Ravi’s | A Pakistani Dubai Institution

Ravi’s | A Pakistani Dubai Institution

One of the very first places I dined out when I moved to Dubai was Ravi's a restaurant that is almost as old as Dubai and which seems to have the same menu today as it did seven years ago when I first got here, and I'm told the menu has hardly changed since the...

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Beijing Duck Brunch ! Zheng He’s

Beijing Duck Brunch ! Zheng He’s

I'm a huge duck fan though I rarely get to eat it here.  I had my first ever Peking Duck as an office Christmas lunch (we liked to do things a bit different then) and fell in love with the crispy skin, tangy plum sauce and crunchy veg combo - it was literally love at...

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