March 13, 2021.Reading time 5 minutes.
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 […]
January 9, 2021.Reading time 5 minutes.
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 […]
September 23, 2018.Reading time 6 minutes.
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 […]
March 14, 2016.Reading time 2 minutes.
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 […]
November 20, 2015.Reading time 3 minutes.
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 […]
November 12, 2015.Reading time 4 minutes.
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 […]
April 25, 2015.Reading time 9 minutes.
How many times have you been to a brunch, or group get-together involving the use of vouchers, and when it comes to payment, end up in an unhappy dispute with the restaurant staff? “Can you please call your manager?” A lot of hand waving, you’re half-drunk after having 6 bottles of Stella, trying to argue […]
November 14, 2014.Reading time 8 minutes.
I stumbled upon an article which basically explains how much it costs to be a socialite in Dubai. One says it will cost about AED40k put into partying and dining out. That is a ridiculous amount of money. I am thankful that we, and the friends that we’ve been blessed with in Dubai (*waves*!), are similar to […]