The Raffles Family Brunch @ Le Jardin, Raffles the Palm

Why haven’t we been to Raffles the Palm before this? What an exquisite property – the interior, the landscaping, their gardens – just beautiful. As we walked into the lobby, we were in awe – the sparkling christmas tree right in the middle and a giant chandelier right above. We have entered a castle, haha. […]

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

2023 Update : Jardin Rose Family Brunch is currently discontinued. Please have a browse through our Family Brunches Listing for other options. 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 […]

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Oktoberfest @ Lock, Stock and Barrel JBR Dubai : What a party!

What a crazy brunch it was – Oktoberfest at Lock, Stock and Barrel also known as LSB in JBR. We don’t ‘party’ much – so this was just absolutely nuts for us. It was also one of our friend’s birthday – so where else to go for a big, crazy and loud birthday do? LSB […]

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Live Music and Little People : Where can we go in Dubai?

I can see the musicians right now going Noooooooooo, don’t bring your kids to my gigs! C’mon, what’s wrong with little people? Other than their little fingers, wanting to climb up stages, wanting to press any buttons they see, pull down the mike stand. Not so bad right? Don’t worry, we can keep an eye […]

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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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Billy’s Brunch @ Bai Bar, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View

We drove up to Business Bay one Saturday to meet another family for brunch – this time to review Billy’s Brunch at Bai Bar. It was one of those weekends in March where we were sceptical what the weather was going to be like. It was going to be either hot and icky (like the […]

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An Exquisite Lunch Date @ Sea Fu, Four Seasons Resort Dubai

Though we have been to the Four Seasons, it would be our first time walking into their gardens, and to dine in Sea Fu. As you would expect from the Four Seasons – their gardens are carefully manicured and every corner appears to have been designed for that picture-perfect snapshot. Add in those fluffy clouds […]

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Backyard Brunch @ Bridgewater Tavern, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

Last weekend we drove up to the JW Marriott Marquis to meet a few friends for brunch – this time at the Bridgewater Tavern. It would be our first time there, though we have been to numerous other restaurants in the hotel over the years. Backyard Brunch it was called, and supposedly family-friendly too with […]

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The Botanist Gin & Jazz Evening – The Rooftop @ Folly

Nice to return to Folly after a very early ladies night in the summer. This time for the launch of “Souk Madinat’s favourite rooftop terrace” – yes I stole the tagline from the invite. The rooftop is quite dreamy in the evenings, isn’t it? You can’t really get that in any other spot in Dubai […]

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Ladies’ Night @ The Croft, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel

I don’t always do a post on ladies nights but I did feel that this one deserved a little write-up of its own. The Croft first opened its doors in 2015. We used to live right opposite the Marriott, and typically I get quite excited about new F&B openings, particularly when it is so close […]

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Bytes Family Brunch @ Grand Plaza Movenpick Hotel Media City Dubai

Family brunches – that’s what we depend on to get by in the weekends when we have kids, isn’t it. Happy to see the one at Bytes was back on, we drove over one Friday to review the brunch with the family -the kids excited for a lot of sweets and bouncy castle time. So, […]

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The local live music scene in Dubai – One venue at a time.

What do you look for when you go out here in Dubai? Good food, good atmosphere, good deals – they come into the picture, don’t they? What about live music? Does that matter to you? For the last few months, our social lives have been planned around the live music scene. When we do get […]

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Friday Brunch @ Graze Gastro Bar & Grill, La Ville Hotel & Suites

2022 Update : Graze’s brunch is currently on Saturday’s. Tucked in City Walk sits a boutique hotel called La Ville Hotel & Suites. On the Ground Floor, you will find a fine dining joint by the name of Graze Gastro Bar and Grill. They serve Aussie steaks – second best to kiwi steaks (inserts wink […]

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Live Music Venues in Dubai – 2022

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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Ladies Night @ Social Company, Zabeel House the Greens – With Live Music

I was on the lookout for a ladies night with our friends and started going through my own listing. I wanted something with live music and Google wasn’t very helpful. Incidentally, whilst scrolling through Insta I happened across Khalil’s stories – he was performing at Social Company at Zabeel House the Greens every Tuesday – […]

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Jazz Night @ CMP Bar & Grill, The Pointe Palm Jumeirah

Picture this. You are sat in a leather-clad booth with your other half, one hand holding a glass of red. There is live jazz in front of you. The girl sings to familiar songs – from Nat King Cole, to Mariah Carey, whilst the talented saxophonist moves his fingers over the keys, blowing in tune. […]

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Cove Beach Unplugged – Live music @ Bluewaters, Dubai

Live music is back. Aren’t we all glad about that? 🙂 Don’t know about you but we definitely are. Happy for those who perform, and happy for us as well. Off we went last Monday to Bluewaters for a review of Cove Beach’s Unplugged session. It’s not often we book the nanny for an evening […]

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Breakfast @ Phileas Fogg’s, Address Montgomerie Dubai

2022 Update : The review below was written in May 2021 when I went to Phileas for the very first time. We have been back there numerous times since and absolutely love the place. Highly recommend breakfast at Phileas. Original Review : May 2021 I was this close on leaving, standing in the heat, trying […]

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Winterland Festive Brunch @ Bytes, Grand Plaza Movenpick Dubai

It’s December. Michael Buble is out of hibernation. Don’t you love this time of the year? Last Friday we got ourselves to the Grand Plaza Movenpick in Media City to review their Winterland Festive Brunch. All I had to do to convince the girls to get dressed was ‘there is going to be a lot […]

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