Jacoby’s Tavern & Kitchen

Every time we went to visit Grandma in the later years, and certainly since I moved abroad, she would like to treat us to a nice lunch out. There was only one or two places that would pass muster, and Jacoby’s was one of them.  With that in mind, there was really only one place…

My Holibops

Hello everyone! I’ve been a bit quite because a) I wasn’t very well and b) then I went home for a couple of weeks of “rest”.  It is never actually a restful holiday as any expat knows.  It is literally spent chasing around seeing as many friends as you can, and trying to maximise your…

Sunshine Taxi Ride

One of the major downsides to Dubai is the taxi drivers.  Not all of them, but a fairly large amount.  They drive terribly, are grouchy and rude, are sexist, smell bad… the list just goes on and on.  I’ve written about those journeys a number of times. Every now and again though you get an…

Dirty Little Secret

It’s about food, of course, before you get all concerned about what you are about to read!! Actually, I think it’s more of a guilty pleasure but whatever. This is the Al Reef Lebanese Bakery on Al Wasl Road.  It’s open 24/7, just as an FYI!

Backyard Movies at the Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay

Waaaaay back in January I was scrolling through Facebook when an interesting event caught my eye.  The Steigenberger Hotel was doing ourdoor movies, in a bar/restaurant called The Backyard. I love watching movies under the stars so I phoned (ok, that’s a lie… I whatsapp’d) Carla to see if she would mind moving our Ladies…

“My Amazing Dubai Trip”

Guest post by my fabulous Mummy!! On the 21st of December, leaving my two dogs and my house in the loving care of my friend Colleen, I set off and arrived in Dubai.  Daughter 1 met me at the airport and after a light tea we went to bed ready to start our adventuring the…

Cove Beach Dubai

Another day, another beach!  It really is such a hard life some days!  This time it was a beach club we opted for after a recommendation by a coworker.  I have mixed feelings about beach clubs but figured that it couldn’t be too bad as it was a week day.

Dubai Cinemas

One of the things I was most looking forward about her holiday, was taking Mum to the cinema.  It’s not something she really does at home, and having seen the local cinemas I’m not surprised. It’s not the same in Dubai, obvs!  We not only have regular cinemas that are twice as roomy (and so…

Elia, Majestic Hotel, Dubai

  Does anyone ever want to cook anything after spending the day at the beach?  Unless it’s a BBQ of course.  That can happen.  But regular cooking always seems so hard.  Knowing this, we planned accordingly and booked to go out for dinner. Quite fittingly for our ‘holiday’ inspired day, we found ourselves at Elia…

Beach Bareburger

Lunch time is a very difficult decision at La Mer.  Not only does each section have different restaurants, there are loads to pick from.  We literally only explored the South side and that proved hard enough! We settled, after much debate and remembering we were out for dinner that night, on Bareburger but shockingly not…