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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 kind of like a 12 year old child stuck in an adult body. So, when my […]

Saray

Saray Spa at the JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai

You may have heard of a little hotel in Dubai called the JW Marriott Marquis. Up until a few weeks ago, it was the tallest hotel in the world, a title that has since been snaffled by the newly opened Gevora Hotel. As the height of a building isn’t actually proximate to the quality of […]

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A very Dubai Christmas (Brunch) 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 was our first Christmas in Dubai. I’m basically the world’s worst cook. Matt’s sister was visiting […]

Gold on 27

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 just can’t beat High Tea at 122 stories. However, mum still wanted to see the famed […]

ATMOSPHERE

La Gourmandizes at the At.Mosphere Lounge, Burj Khalifa

I’ve been a little busy lately. My mum came to visit all the way from New Zealand, so we decided to do a few special things. One of those was high tea. After tossing up between the Burj Al Arab Afternoon Tea and the various events on offer up the Burj Khalifa, we opted for […]

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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 drive. There obviously was something in that hotel that was just a little bit special. We […]

Steigenberger

The Spa at the Steigenberger Hotel, Dubai

I remember the first time I saw the Steigenberger Hotel in Business Bay. Situated near a BlomBank and the Fakhruddin Building, I thought someone was making up funny sounding business names just to mess with me. Little did I know that the Steigenberger Hotel chain was founded in 1930. Its overarching company, Deutsche Hospitality, has […]

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Living Nature – NZ Skincare

Living in Dubai has opened up a world of new possibilities in terms of health and beauty. It seems to be a huge industry here – beauty blogging is big business, and getting plastic surgery is widely accepted. However, finding organic beauty and skin products is a little more difficult. That is why I was […]

Saray

The Ajman Saray

Since moving to Dubai, I’ve been introduced to the idea of a staycation. We decided on embark one of these staycations, visiting the Ajman Saray for a short break during Ramadan. In New Zealand, you would never really think of staying anywhere near your city for a day or two, or a long weekend. I […]

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