Eating up Dubai

Iftar – The feast to break the fast

Iftar – The feast to break the fast

If this is your first Ramadan in Dubai, you’re probably not familiar with the concept of Iftar. After fasting through around 14 or more hours of daylight, Muslims throughout the world break their Ramadan fast at sunset, and this is called Iftar. Traditionally, Iftar is a small meal; a couple of […]

Eating up Dubai

Food and drink bites, April 2016

Food and drink bites, April 2016

Hi y’all. I’ve been eating all over Dubai recently, so will try and get a few rundowns for you over coming weeks. This month, It’s brunch season, so have a few new ones and oldies to consider, also some recent openings in Dubai, and a couple of old favourites. Brunch […]

 

Hotel Reviews

Hotel Review: Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah

Hotel Review: Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah

I’m generally quite an avid fan of the Jumeirah group. They really have led Dubai’s hospitality sector for many years. Jumeirah Emirates Towers have stood side by side for nearly two decades, at the doorway of New Dubai like a married couple welcoming guests into their home. Madinat Jumeirah is an […]

Hotel Reviews

St Regis Abu Dhabi

St Regis Abu Dhabi

This world now has so many people, travelers in need of succour. Marble lobbies, swipe keys, feather pillows, tiny bottles of terrible shampoo you are allowed to steal and decadent fluffy bath robes that you are not. We all seem to need these things all the time now, especially in […]

 

Culinary Travel

Culinary Travel with Kids – Paris

Culinary Travel with Kids – Paris

I remember the days when I used to travel with microwaveable tomato soup, apple sauce and single-serve packets of Rice Crispies. I try to repress that moment when surrounded by friends in a nice bistro in Nice, my eldest son declared at a thousand decibels, that he “will NOT eat the risotto […]

 

Destination Guides

“The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.”

“The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.”

While the rest of the world continued to throw the end of all hissy-fits, I had a holiday. You may have already read a little about me and MY Sri Lanka (yes, that’s right, I own it now), but now comes the interesting bit. When we decided to go to […]

 

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Iftar – The feast to break the fast

Iftar – The feast to break the fast

If this is your first Ramadan in Dubai, you’re probably not familiar with the concept of Iftar. After fasting through around 14 or more hours of daylight, Muslims throughout the world break their Ramadan fast at sunset, and this is called Iftar. Traditionally, Iftar is a small meal; a couple of […]

June 21, 2016 ×

Eating up Dubai, Uncategorized

Food and drink bites, April 2016

Food and drink bites, April 2016

Hi y’all. I’ve been eating all over Dubai recently, so will try and get a few rundowns for you over coming weeks. This month, It’s brunch season, so have a few new ones and oldies to consider, also some recent openings in Dubai, and a couple of old favourites. Brunch […]

April 17, 2016 ×

Eating up Dubai

Tresind, modern Indian fine dining

Tresind, modern Indian fine dining

Dubai, due to it’s high level of Subcontinental expats and tourists is unsurprisingly beginning to brim with fine dining Indian cuisine. Tresind competes with the likes of sleek Amal at Armani, templesque Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar, classic Indego by Vineet and exotic Amala on the Palm. And I must […]

April 7, 2016 ×

Eating up Dubai, Restaurants, reviews

Alta Badia – of food festivals and flashbacks

Alta Badia – of food festivals and flashbacks

Picture a Christmas in the alps with no snow. Fortunately you are in the postcard village of Cortina, which is bursting at the seams with gingerbread, hugos and Christmas spirit. But as you indulge over a dining table in leisure time that is supposed to be crammed with sub-zero exercises, […]

February 28, 2016 ×

Culinary Travel, travelling with children

Culinary Travel with Kids – Paris

Culinary Travel with Kids – Paris

I remember the days when I used to travel with microwaveable tomato soup, apple sauce and single-serve packets of Rice Crispies. I try to repress that moment when surrounded by friends in a nice bistro in Nice, my eldest son declared at a thousand decibels, that he “will NOT eat the risotto […]

February 1, 2016 ×

Eating up Dubai, Restaurants, reviews

A pigeon, wrapped in a mystery, inside an Enigma at Palazzo Versace

A pigeon, wrapped in a mystery, inside an Enigma at Palazzo Versace

“My favourite was the duck…” “The duck? I didn’t have duck. Did you steal my duck?” “I did no such thing – I saw you with it. In fact, I think I heard you groan.” “That was the pigeon. My favourite too, or maybe second to the living forest.” “Pigeon, […]

January 20, 2016 ×

Eating up Dubai, rant

2016 – what it should bring

2016 – what it should bring

I’m not going to tell you what is going to happen this year in the world of cuisine. There are hundreds of sites out there that are looking into their crystal balls and finding trends, but I’m done with my preternatural palate prowess. It’s always a bit off-key anyway. Instead, […]

January 12, 2016 ×

competition, Eating up Dubai

#feedyourinspiration

#feedyourinspiration

This year, Ikea have sponsored a friendly competition for our readers. You have the chance to win 5000 Dirhams to spend at Ikea, and meet me and some other wonderful Dubai food bloggers at a festive dinner on December 15. The rundown: I want you to submit a dish that […]

November 24, 2015 ×

Hotel Reviews, reviews

Hotel Review: Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah

Hotel Review: Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah

I’m generally quite an avid fan of the Jumeirah group. They really have led Dubai’s hospitality sector for many years. Jumeirah Emirates Towers have stood side by side for nearly two decades, at the doorway of New Dubai like a married couple welcoming guests into their home. Madinat Jumeirah is an […]

November 1, 2015 ×