A Pool and Beach Day with Kids, at Doubletree by Hilton JBR

Doubletree by Hilton in Jumeirah Beach has reopened their pool area, and pool bar Areia in October 2023. It had always been a family favourite – the shaded lawn area, the beautiful infinity pool, and course – the convenient location being at the heart of Jumeirah Beach Residence area. We popped over in October to […]

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Villamore Kempinski Palm Jumeirah : A Family Friendly Beachside Venue

Have you been to Kempinski Palm Jumeirah Dubai with the family? Such a delicate, pristine property, isn’t it? Beluga, its beachside restaurant has been revamped and reopened mid 2022, as Villamore. We went over early January to review the venue with the little people. Here’s what to expect at Villamore Kempinski Palm Jumeirah.

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Peaches and Cream : A family-friendly Beach Club on the Palm

Introducing Peaches and Cream – a bright, retro-inspired beach club on the Palm which is very much family friendly. You might have seen pictures of it on social media – eye-popping primary colours that is bound to bring a smile to anyone who walks in. We went over one weekend early December to review the […]

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Lunch at The Beach Bar & Grill @ One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai

It has been awhile since we were last at The Beach Bar & Grill in the One&Only Royal Mirage. The entire venue had recently been refurbished – with a new Adults-Only pool built next to it, called the Al Janoub pool. I drove over, early July to review the venue – taking along mum as […]

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Staycation with kids @ Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai

Depending on how much time you spend on social media, you might have seen lots of coverage on the new family resort in Deira Islands that opened up recently. Centara Mirage Beach Resort, it’s called. This is our first time staying in a resort which is completely focused on the little people. They have literally […]

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Ula Dubai – a Mediterranean beachside restaurant in the Palm Jumeirah

Introducing Ula, a new beachside restaurant situated at the very end of Palm West Beach where Dukes the Palm sits. It replaces West 14th – one of the first restaurants we visited many years ago when we were fresh to the Dubai dining scene. I had seen images of Ula online and was quite excited […]

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Live Music Bars in Dubai – 2023

After a lot of googling and Insta stalking (it’s called research), here’s a listing put together for myself and for many others out there who are wondering where to find live music in Dubai. You are here because you are looking for a casual evening out with your friends, your partner, and you would like […]

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5 Days of Pool & Beach in Dubai – Adults-Only

This post is written for a couple who will be here in Dubai very shortly. I was going to send it via email but hey – if it will be valuable to them – it will be good to share it with everyone else, ay? So, if you don’t have kids, you are coming to […]

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Ladies Nights in and around Dubai Marina

A ladies night listing put together for those who never really want to venture too far from Dubai Marina – cause really, anything more than a 20 AED taxi ride is too far, right? So set that date with your girlfriends – it’s time you put your hair down, put on a nice dress and […]

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Pan-asian delights @ Zengo, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort

Before Zengo opened its doors and Le Royal Meridien was still working on the then “new” road leading up to its entrance, the husband and I used to go cycling down that way quite a bit and wondered what was going on : all these wrapped-up trees and construction. January 2015 came, we had a […]

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Smoke-free Bars in Dubai

Listing updated – August 2019 So here you go, a little listย of bars that are ‘nearly there’ in being smoke–free ย I.e no smoking allowed indoors. To be honest it was very difficult to get info, because ….there aren’t many of them. A lot of these actually have beautiful outdoor terraces to accommodate the smokers which […]

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A weekend at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa Dubai

So here I am sitting cross-legged on my red carpet, all excited to blog about my random weekend rendezvous at the Le Royal Meridien ๐Ÿ™‚ Not to be mistaken as the other SPG resort with a similar name on the same stretch about 5 minutes drive away. I’ve always wondered why the other one (where Barasti […]

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Where to watch World Cup with kids in Dubai – FIFA 2022

With FIFA World Cup going from the 20th of November till 18th of December in Qatar, a lot of families here in Dubai will be looking to take their little ones out to a restaurant or bar to watch the game. Wouldn’t it be nice watch football with the family, have a drink or two, […]

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Noho’s New York Brunch @ Intercontinental Ras al Khaimah

Have you ever brunched in Ras al Khaimah? We drove up to the Intercontinental Ras al Khaimah one weekend mid November, for a daycation – as well as to review Noho’s New York Brunch. Somewhere new, somewhere different. That’s, always exciting – isn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s what to expect at the Noho’s New York Brunch.

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Dubai Holiday with Kids : Family from Sweden

Around December last year, a family from Sweden got in touch to ask about Privilee, as they were planning on coming to Dubai for a holiday and thought it would be nice to get a guest pass for the family. We liaised on and off for many weeks before their holiday – discussing about Privilee […]

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DRVN by Porsche : An automative-themed restaurant in Bluewaters Dubai

Somewhere in Bluewaters – lies an automative-themed restaurant called DRVN by Porsche. It would be our first time checking it out, when we went over mid-summer to review the venue. Cars, coffee, and art – what an interesting cafe concept. Here’s what to expect from DRVN by Porsche.

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Al Janoub Pool : One&Only Royal Mirage’s Adults-Only Hideaway

We returned to One&Only Royal Mirage, early July – this time to check out the newly refurbished Beach Bar & Grill, and to spend an afternoon at their new Adults-only pool : Al Janoub Pool. I brought mum – not that she’s a big fan of sitting in the sun when it’s 45 degrees in […]

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Licensed Dubai Family Restaurants where kids can play

The following listing contains all the licensed family restaurants in Dubai, where kids can play. Also know as ‘Restaurants where daddy mummy can have a drink and the little ones can play.’ ‘Restaurants where you can catch up with your friends and your little ones won’t bother you.” Or basically “Somewhere to go where the […]

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