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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 from Moti Roti) started something which has grown year on year.  The tweet started something which was initially referred to as #FillABlueBelly and has morphed over the years to something now called FillingTheBlues.   This year is the fourth year that restaurants and volunteers have come together to give a little something back to the boys in blue.  Here’s the Filling The Blues story so far with a few more poignant memories along the way. Enjoy x[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”#FillingTheBlues” color=”blue” border_width=”3″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”21858″ img_size=”medium” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]June 2012 – It’s Ramadan in Dubai and Tahir Shah owner of Moti Roti tweets about providing Biryani to some workers on a local building site for Iftar. He …

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?  #FillingTheBlues could be just the thing for you.  Each night for the whole of Ramadan (except Fridays) local Food start ups, small businesses and volunteers get together to give Iftar meals for construction workers. This year we will be handing out Iftar in Al Barsha and we’re still looking for people and businesses to get involved. Details can be found here. Hope to see you there ![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”21405″ img_size=”450 x 450″ add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow_border” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”http://motiroti.me/fillingtheblues”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]WHERE | Opposite Al Khoury Hotel, Barsha 1 – See map WHEN | Every night during Ramadan 6.30pm (not Friday)[/vc_column_text][vc_cta h2=”” h4_font_container=”font_size:15|color:%23dd3333″ shape=”square” style=”3d” add_button=”left” btn_title=”SIGN me Up !” btn_color=”blue” btn_i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-thumbs-o-up” btn_add_icon=”true” use_custom_fonts_h4=”true” h4_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.motiroti.me%2Ffillingtheblues%2F||target:%20_blank” btn_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.motiroti.me%2Ffillingtheblues%2F||target:%20_blank” css=”.vc_custom_1465141337914{padding-top: -40px !important;padding-bottom: -40px !important;}”][/vc_cta][vc_cta h2=”” h4_font_container=”font_size:15|color:%23dd3333″ shape=”square” style=”3d” add_button=”left” btn_title=”Email for more info” btn_color=”blue” btn_i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-envelope” btn_add_icon=”true” use_custom_fonts_h4=”true” h4_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.motiroti.me%2Ffillingtheblues%2F||target:%20_blank” btn_link=”url:mailto%3Azzroged%40me.com||target:%20_blank” css=”.vc_custom_1465137625330{padding-top: …

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 perhaps seeing Ramadan with a different perspective), here’s a few suggestions : Spend Time with friends at your favourite coffee shop and see how much better your first coffee of the day tastes after a fifteen hour fast, believe me it does ! Get cooking – make a simple soup and salad and enjoy it at home and see how tasty it is, and also how full you feel after fasting – need inspiration? Then check out the latest issue of FoodeMagdxb there are plenty of recipes to enjoy during Ramadan. Order In – get a delivery from your favourite takeaway and invite a few friends over. Volunteer – #Fillingtheblues is back this …