Dubai Memes – You’ll Understand if You’ve Lived here

There is an account on insta that cracks me up most of the time a new post pops up. That account is Dezertmemez , where a lot of the day to day things that we face in Dubai, things that annoy us, things that only someone in Dubai would understand. I’ve put together a few […]

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Dubai’s Discount Culture

I’m a sucker for discounts. I am that person who swears by the Entertainer. New bar? I’ll wait till they have a ladies night. New brunch? I’ll wait for the 241. With all the many gatherings I have organised, I always thought I was contributing to the hospitality industry. I mean c’mon, this entire blog […]

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Dubai Tourism Vs Covid Precautions

Dubai is busy, once again. In the last two weeks, most of the resorts in the Palm and Marina area appear to have reached its maximum capacity – whatever that is supposed to be. This is judging simply from the limitations they have introduced to restrict day pass users, and for those that are open […]

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#63 Why we return to the same restaurants – Thoughts from a consumer

In a transient place like Dubai, it must be hard to get ‘returning customers’ to the same restaurant. I’m talking about ‘casual restaurants’, something that people are happy to spend money at whenever they go out, not the 200AED a piece of steak (sides, extra) fine dining joint.  Sometimes I feel that the city is […]

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What annoys me most, as an event organiser : This is for the hotels and restaurants

Martin Kubler from SPS:Affinity did a really good piece on “How to alienate guest digitally” recently – click here to have a read of it. It was directed to the hotels, on what not to do, in the social media world. I am, ‘that person’ on the other side – the “event organiser” (who absolutely loves her […]

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#52 Food wastage in the UAE

I’m sure a lot of people have a lot to say about this. We’ve all been to brunches and the many glorious buffets in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, or wherever you live in the UAE. My  blog focuses mainly on that isn’t it – how to enjoy the ‘luxuries’ that the UAE has to offer… without […]

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Smoke-free Bars in Dubai

Listing updated – August 2019 So here you go, a little list of bars that are ‘nearly there’ in being smoke–free  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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#49 “Smoking to be banned in all indoor bars in the UAE”

Now, if you clicked on this post, you fall into either of three categories : Category A : You smoke, maybe a lot, or maybe just one or two when you’re having a drink, and you don’t mind the smell of smoke in bars. It’s actually quite nice. Category B : You don’t smoke. You […]

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