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A night out at Mina Brasserie

I’m no food expert. Let’s make that perfectly clear. I like to eat, but I’m not a connoisseur. If anything, I’m slightly picky, which tends to keep me from the really exotic foods on offer here in Dubai. I’m…

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A very Dubai Christmas at the Waldorf Astoria

The Dubai brunch. It is a ex-pat mainstay, and every weekend you can find Brits-abroad getting tipsy and embarrassing themselves in public. They are expensive, rowdy, and they can get messy fast. We not really brunch people.  However, it…

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Quick 8 Café and Restaurant Reviews

As I haven’t had much time to write lately, I’ve got a bit of a backlog of food and dining reviews to get through! Below are some quick thoughts on the places I have visited lately, most of which…

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Gold on 27 at the Burj Al Arab

When deciding where to have High Tea in Dubai with mum, it really boiled down to two choices – the Burj Al Arab, or the Burj Khalifa. In the battle of the Burjs, it was Khalifa that won. You…

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Tong Thai at the JW Marriott Marquis

When we first moved to Dubai, someone in our building pointed out the JW Marriott Marquis to us. They said that the hotel was so nice, they had been for a staycation there. Down the road. A five minute…

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Tasty Noods

It’s not quite what you think. I love Japanese food. It is my favourite type of cuisine. I have very, very simple tastes. While I’ve found a few lovely Japanese restaurants here in Dubai (Motomachi springs to mind), it…

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Reform Social and Grill

Sometimes in Dubai, you just want to see a little bit of greenery. No, I don’t mean those sad little patches of grass that have sprung up next to lots of the metro stations. I mean some real grass,…

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Gourmet by Kcal

Gourmet by Kcal is one of those hidden Dubai treasures. It’s tucked away down the side of the lobby of the Le Meridian Mina Seyahi, and it’s the sort of place you would wander right past, if you didn’t…

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Common Grounds

I can’t believe I haven’t written a post on Common Grounds yet. Situated in the Mall of the Emirates, Common Grounds was the first cafe we visited the day we arrived in Dubai. It has delivered us tasty comfort…

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Jones the Grocer

Jones the Grocer should be nothing special. It is just another chain of cafés, one of many in a city full of eateries. There is even one in New Zealand, although I have admittedly never visited it. But what…

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Marimekko Café

Yesterday, I just really wanted to get out of the house. Despite it being 46 degrees outside, sometimes, it’s good to do something. Those of you experiencing the Dubai summer will understand. Our choice of activities is rather limited…

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Din Tai Fung

When Matt and I visited Beijing earlier this year, we visited the famed Din Tai Fung in Beijing. After I returned to Dubai, I realised there was one at Mall of the Emirates! Before heading to the movies, some…

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Qualityfood.ae

I’m lazy. I’m not afraid to admit it. I get everything delivered to my door. I’m a strong advocate of online grocery shopping. I get most of my groceries delivered from Choithrams, and then pick up a few more…

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Dairy-free Dubai

Note – not all the items on this list are strictly dairy free – some of them are low in lactose, or lactose free. Always be sure to check the ingredients before consuming. I just really needed a snappy…