Jardin Rose Family Brunch @ Jumeirah Zabeel Saray : A Magical Afternoon

Did you watch Beauty and the Beast, as a child? I did. I loved it. So I was probably more excited than my kids when I found out that the Family Brunch team had launched yet another one (they’re on a roll, aren’t they?) – called Jardin Rose Family Brunch, this time in Jumeirah Zabeel […]

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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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Vivo Business Lunch @ Sushi Samba, Dubai

It only took me 10 months to finally pay a visit to the much-talked about – Sushi Samba. There were numerous attempts to do their business lunch, but when you have school pick ups to do – the 12-2pm timeslot never worked. Finally booked us a table during the school holidays, to try out their […]

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A Family Entertainment Centre & Bar – Wavehouse @ Atlantis the Palm, Dubai

Just before the little man turned 2, we thought it be fun that we took him to a family restaurant that had a live band to celebrate. After some research, I remembered Wavehouse, which I had popped in once before, for a wander. Wavehouse is one of those venues which ticks most boxes. It’s got […]

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Sundowners with Kids @ Jones the Grocer, Palm West Beach

It was nice to return to Jones the Grocer with the family after having been there a couple of times beforehand. It was the first time trying out their menu properly over dinner and drinks whilst soaking in the golden rays of the sun just before it slid down over the horizon. Ah, I love […]

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Sundowners @ February 30, Palm West Beach Dubai

And……. it’s winter. Sundowners season, all over again. And where is the best spot on the Palm for that? If you ask me, I will likely tell you – Palm West Beach 😉 Earlier this week, we went over to February 30 at 4pm in the afternoon for an early date to review the newly […]

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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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Naughty Noodles Friday Brunch @ Maiden Shanghai, Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai

Everyone knows Five. Let’s be honest – it doesn’t have the best rep after all the noise it made earlier this year2021. And if you have had a few kids, it probably isn’t at the top of your ‘family-friendly resort’ list either. But hey – we all need a break from the little ones, right? […]

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Friday Brunch @ Riva Beach Club – Pool Access Included!

With temperatures hovering around the 40 degrees mark and Dubai summer in full-swing – it is the perfect time for brunches which includes pool access. So you eat and you drink, and then you end the day by jumping into the pool with the kids. Let’s do this every weekend, shall we? 🙂 Off we […]

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A Mexican Breakfast @ Senor Pico, Palm West Beach Dubai

If you’re getting bored of the usual English Breakfast dishes, how about give Mexican a try? Look I am no expert and will not start pretending to be one. Sadly, I have never been to Mexico so I’ll leave the ‘Was it authentic?’ review to those who know better. This, is a brief review of […]

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Breakfast @ Koko Bay, Palm West Beach Dubai

About time they joined the breakfast club, don’t you think? Say hello to Koko Bay, which really doesn’t need an introduction. Yes, it’s that famous bali-inspired restaurant in Palm West Beach with amazing views of the marina, that hammock, that swing. I can imagine their start-up committee sitting around a table going – how do […]

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Mother’s Day ‘Bespoke Afternoon Tea’ @ Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

The sky was grey from the sandstorm but that didn’t stop us from getting a little dressed up and heading back down the West Crescent to Zabeel Saray. Car valeted, we walked straight in heading towards Sultan’s Lounge. I found one of the staff, informing him that we were here for the ‘Mother’s Day Afternoon […]

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Breakfast @ Palm Bay Dubai, Club Vista Mare

I wrote this article back in 2016, and it really irritates me that up till now, year 2021 – we still have venues that cannot get the basics of online information correct. Let’s keep this short and sweet so it’s serves its two purpose – 1. Guests who are planning breakfast at Palm Bay know […]

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Sundowners @ Senor Pico, Palm West Beach Dubai

Headed towards Palm West Beach to meet a girlfriend for a late lunch review – this was Senor Pico, a licensed Mexican joint situated right by the fountains and the giant West Beach sign (no hashtag as well, for a nice change 😉 ). We took a seat outdoors – and at 3:30pm in the […]

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Dining with Kids @ Seagrill Bistro, Fairmont the Palm

Thought I’ll pop back to Seagrill and check out their more casual offerings, after the elaborate feast we had many weeks ago. The elder one was back in Falcon’s, and younger one completely passed out in our awesome Dragonmart yoyo. I headed towards Fairmont’s seafood restaurant again – this time supposedly incognito and on my […]

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Festive Afternoon Tea @ The Lounge, One and Only The Palm

Following my visit to the Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio on Monday (click here), I was so keen to bring the girls back to see the resident rabbits in the gardens of the One and Only the Palm. So off we went all excited (me included) on a nice sunny afternoon to the end of the west crescent. […]

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Breakfast @ Jones the Grocer, Palm West Beach

Dubai decided that the beachfront to the west of the Palm trunk was not wide enough. What did they do? They made it wider. More space means more footfall and of course – F&B outlets. I’m happy they decided not to over-populate this area and keep it a bit more bare and serene with just […]

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Beachside Lunch @ Seagrill Bistro, Fairmont The Palm

Back to Fairmont the Palm this weekend with the family – this time for a lunch review at their seafood restaurant – Seagrill Bistro. I had always had the impression that the restaurant was an adults-only venue, but was then informed that kids were welcomed. Did you know that kids 5 and below eat for […]

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Pizzas with Kids @ Torno Subito, W Hotel The Palm

“It’s very expensive,” she said, as she took away the beautiful plates from our table. Two minutes late and the probability of it ending up on the floor was pretty high. My 2-year old’s lips started to quiver. Oh no. Please don’t make a scene here. Not in Torno Subito! Cellphone out – as my […]

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