Best Early Happy Hour Deals around Dubai Marina

Most happy hours deals in Dubai start after work, which for most people is – around 5pm, or 6pm. Unfortunately this does not work for me, as that’s ‘dinner-time’ with the kids. For a lot of us who are able to sneak out earlier in the afternoon, an early mid-afternoon drink suits better. That way […]

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Tokyo Vogue : Ladies Night @ Koyo Dubai

There are some experiences that are better explained through images and video – and Koyo is one of them. Having done the Kabuki brunch with friends many weeks beforehand, I was pretty excited to take mum back there for ladies night. We got dressed up on a Wednesday night, jumped into a taxi and got […]

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A very English Breakfast @ Rhodes w1, Grosvenor House Dubai

Last weekend, we jumped onto our bicycles and made our way across the bridge towards Grosvenor House – a beloved hotel that we have been numerous times over the years. In fact we met our first friends right here in Embassy, 10 years ago – but that’s another story to share. Rhodes w1 had recently […]

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Date Night @ Eauzone, One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai

We returned to Eauzone one fine school night, all excited and dressed up for a much-awaited date night. One&Only Royal Mirage’s modern asian beachside restaurant had recently introduced a new menu. It would be our first time dining there without the little people, which also means we can actually look at the food, eat it […]

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The Brunch with Reel Cinemas @ The Restaurant, Address Dubai Marina

The family brunch at The Address Dubai Marina relaunched mid September this year. There was a little bit of noise made during its comeback, though we did not hear anything from the local community forums or mummy circles. After numerous attempts to reach out to their marketing team (unashamedly as well..haha) – I surrendered and […]

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Dinner in the Sky – Worth the hype?

How would you like to have a 3-course meal, perched 50 metres in the air – on a structure that is being hung off a crane? Here’s Dinner in the Sky – located right by Sky Dive Dubai. A Dubai ‘bucket list’ item for sure – particularly as it does come with a price tag. […]

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Sky High Brunch @ Observatory Bar & Grill, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel

Having been to the Marriott Harbour numerous times over the years, particularly when we used to live next door – the Friday Brunch was one of many on our to-do list. Off we went one hot summer afternoon with the family to review the Sky High Brunch at the Observatory, situated on the 52nd floor. […]

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Chic Wednesdays @ Drift Beach Dubai

Here’s one for those who have Wednesday’s off, and would like to spend a day at a really chic beach club. Drift Beach it is – located right at the edge of One and Only Royal Mirage, by the Palm Monorail. I had seen lots of photos of the place before but never really looked […]

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Our Neighbourhood Italian Joint – Cucina Mia @ Dubai Marina

Back in August, I saw a post about pizza making for little ones in our neighbourhood. Made a phone call, a spot was booked for my girl and off we went. She had such a great time kneading dough, spreading tomato sauce and sprinkling cheese all over the place. All the fun things toddlers get […]

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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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An Overview : The Address Dubai Marina

This one’s our local hangout. Been here so many times as we live in the area – pre-kids and post-kids 🙂 Now that we’re on Privilee, and that we have two extra people to entertain, we’ve been coming back to The Address a lot, lot more. Whilst it’s not one of the more exciting ‘resort-type’ […]

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Evening Brunch @ The Hideout

As I type, I notice that the red Hideout wristband is still on. My head hurts. Evening brunch at The Hideout was good fun. We used to go to that same location in the Marina Byblos many years ago when it was Societe (click here). Ah… those days, feels like a distant memory now 🙂 […]

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Spa and Pool Day @ Habtoor Grand Resort Dubai

So… it’s been a long time since we’ve been to a couples spa treatment. My neck and back has been aching since no.2 came along. I gave the Entertainer App a try, then went onto Cobone… and found this. 60 minutes spa treatment, plus pool and beach access for AED 229. That’s AED 460 for the […]

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#60 The pool that never opened

We moved out two months ago now. Five years, we stayed here – our first home in Dubai, in the heart of the Dubai Marina. Lots of people moan about the marina traffic, and I always tell this to everyone else – it was okay at where we were at. We loved the apartment, the location, […]

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Best Breakfast Deal in the Marina : The Scene, Pier 7 Dubai

This post was written and published in 2017. This specific deal is no longer available. We still go to The Scene regularly. Have a browse through other breakfast spots we have been going with the family. I hope they don’t ban us. I think we kinda took over the area this morning. Playmats out, babies […]

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Date Night at the revamped Siddharta Lounge @ Grosvenor House Dubai

Did you make it to the opening party of Siddharta Lounge last Monday? I really should’ve made an effort, gotten dressed up and walked across the bridge. It’s literally a ten minute walk from home and if I peek out of the balcony I could just see it. But… it was one of those days. […]

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A Fab Lunch @ Maine Oyster Bar & Grill Dubai

If Lovin’ Dubai were to do a post on this, they would probably title it, “This has got to be the best business lunch deal in JBR”…… or “If you work or live in JBR, you have to come here for lunch.” Unfortunately as great a title that would be to get everyone to click on […]

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Authentic Yum Cha found in Dubai @ Peacock Restaurant, Sheraton JBR

I’m happy to say that we’ve found a reasonably priced yum cha experience, close enough to what I’ll call authentic. Still not perfect…. but close enough. Some restaurants try to do its best, but without the pork factor, you can never really bring out the authenticity of yum cha. That’s me looking at a lot […]

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