Dubai

Drift Beach, Provence cuisine.

Drift Beach, Provence cuisine.

Although I’ve heard from numerous friends that Drift Beach is a dynamic location for a sophisticated beach day, I hadn’t had the fortune of visiting the venue until recently.  Hubs and I don’t have regular access to a pool, which doesn’t usually bother me — mostly […]

The London Project, Bluewaters Dubai.

The London Project, Bluewaters Dubai.

After some delays (damn you, cold), I finally managed to make it to The London Project, a newly opened endeavor at Bluewaters Dubai, the man-made island (where the Caesars Palace is located).  To start, my Careem driver and I were a bit unsure of where exactly […]

Seafood Kitchen, To the Pointe.

Seafood Kitchen, To the Pointe.

After striking out at no less than three other venues, I think luck was on my side when Seafood Kitchen (who recently opened their second location at the Pointe, Palm Jumeirah) agreed to host Hubs and me for lunch last Friday.  As we arrived to […]

Mama Zonia, lush life in Pier 7.

Mama Zonia, lush life in Pier 7.

Lots to explore in Dubai this time of year, right?  A recent Saturday night found us at the newly launched Mama Zonia.  I’m going to admit, that my visits to Pier 7 have significantly dropped off, mostly because of (what else?) traffic to and from […]

Villamore, Mediterranean vibes on the Palm.

Villamore, Mediterranean vibes on the Palm.

Another day, another trip to the Palm — this time to Villamore.  As Hubs and I stayed in town for the holidays, I responded to my invite by confirming a lunch reservation — perfect for the late December weather. Walking down through the OTT lobby […]

Andes, contemporary Latin perfection at WTC.

Andes, contemporary Latin perfection at WTC.

Andes has been on my list for some months now.  I’d been trying to find time to make my way near the Trade Center — which was finally made possible by a lunch reservation in late December.  With everyone out of Dubai (holidays are the […]

Matagi, Pan-Asian fusion on the Palm.

Matagi, Pan-Asian fusion on the Palm.

In Dubai, as is often the case, the launch of a new hotel arrives with a host of new F&B outlets.  In the case of Emerald Palace Kempinski (the long-awaited resort on the Palm Jumeirah), with a fair number of keys, there are plenty of outlets […]

Kizmet, a chic evening near the opera.

Kizmet, a chic evening near the opera.

Look at me writing again!  After a terrible run of underwhelming restaurants and many one-off fun festive evenings, I have been more than ready to get back into the Dubai dining scene. Enter, Kizmet. Located at the Dubai Opera plaza, (not, as I was somehow […]

What to Expect When You Go on the Bateaux Dubai Dinner Cruise.

What to Expect When You Go on the Bateaux Dubai Dinner Cruise.

I love hearing different perspectives, and today we welcome Thomas and his guest post about Bateaux Dubai! Enjoy, C. Tired of the usual Dubai package tour program that everyone you know seems to have gone on?  Perhaps it’s now time to see and experience Dubai […]



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