UAE Mother’s Day

As Mummy is out here visiting, I felt the need to celebrate!  We had SUCH a lovely day at Fairmont Palm! We started in the Willow Stream Spa.  I have long been a fan of the Willow Stream spas as we used to go regularly in Bermuda’s Fairmont Southampton.  In fairness, you cannot beat the…

Festival of Lights

Really, this blog post is going to be a bunch of photos! Dubai is hosting a Festival of Lights in Downtown at the moment. http://www.dubaifestivaloflights.com/ There are 32 installations/features. Some are amazing. Some are entirely pointless in my personal opinion. Perhaps I just don’t understand art. In fact, my best friend has been telling me…

Inspired

So, following the Taste of Dubai, Mummy and I have had a cooking few days! One of my all-time favourite dishes of hers is a very simple chicken casserole. I have watched her make it hundreds of times, and I have her recipe, but I am never able to make it half as good!! After a…

Tasty Dubai!!

***WARNING: Long post because it was such an awesome day!!!*** This weekend was probably my favourite weekend of the year, after my birthday of course!  Why… because it was TASTE OF DUBAI!!!  Such a fabulous concept and we are pleased they bought it here.  I have also been to Taste of Christmas and Taste of London. …

Mocktails, Lights and Pools

Just down the road from me is a lovely hotel called Vida. It used to have another name, but I can’t for the life of me remember it! Anyway, it’s literally half way between my friend’s apartment and mine, so we have voted it out new meeting place of choice. Why? Easy… because it’s pretty!!…

MFT 2014 Review : Nezesaussi, Al Manzil Hotel, Downtown

I had heard rumour of their ladies night offer, and it sounded too good to miss out on. Here’s the deal:  On Tuesday nights ladies spend AED 50 on drinks and receive their main meal for free, if under AED 120 at full price. Genius! So, we did!  I had the delicious ribs and Mum had an absolutely…

MFT 2014 Review: Karma Kafe, Souk Al Bahar

Another friend has been out visiting for a long weekend, and last night was her final night. Which of course means, yummy dins somewhere nice!! Today’s pick was Karma Kafe at Souk Al Bahar in Downtown Dubai. What an excellent choice! We all started with the crispy duck rolls to start with. Then two of us had…

MFT 2014 Review: Pure Sky Lounge, Hilton JBR

Before I start this one, I would like to say that the Manager did take my meal off the bill when I explained what had happened. As anyone in any city knows, you always end up going to the same places over and over.  This gets old and tired really easily.  So, in a bid…

MFT 2014 Review: Trader Vic’s, Festival City

After a very testing morning (translated to: IKEA visit), Mum and I took a walk down to Trader Vic’s. It is becoming a bit of a habit for post-Hell/IKEA shopping days! As usual, the service was exceptionally slow but so friendly and nice when you were actually served, somehow you just don’t seem to mind!…