• Debbie Rogers and Ishita B Saha on a food tour with Frying Pan Adventures
    Dubai,  Travel,  United Arab Emirates

    An Indian food tour in Old Dubai with Frying Pan Adventures

    A delicious way to discover one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods of Old Dubai – Meena Bazaar, is to book into the 4-hour long ‘Little India on a plate’ food tour with Frying Pan Adventures. It's getting to connect to the essence of old neighbourhoods holding its head high amidst the new urban landscape of 2020, which in itself, is a story that needed to be told and celebrated. What do you think?

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    Eating Up Sharjah With Frying Pan Adventures – Part 2

    “All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” ∼ Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols Nothing can be more true than the above quote and that realisation dawns even more on a tour with Frying Pan Adventures. I had recently been on a #savourSHJ trail organized by Frying Pan Adventures in collaboration with Heart of Sharjah. Arva Ahmed, the founder of the former and Fatima Salim Al Shuweihi, Head of Events for Heart of Sharjah, take us through the heritage and glorious tales of Sharjah’s past. While the first part of my journey (lasting almost two and a half hours… Immersing Myself Into The Heart Of Sharjah – Part 1) is…

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    Immersing Myself Into The Heart Of Sharjah – Part 1

    You don’t stumble upon your heritage. It’s there, just waiting to be explored and shared. ∼ Robbie Robertson The last time I went on a Frying Pan adventure, the tour duration lasted 4:23:01 hours and I have been burning calories ever since. Although it’s taken me two and a half years to hop on another adventure with them (blaming it partly to the dairy of the Z-Sisters), all the different tastes and flavours that I tasted on my first trail are still intact. This time my adventure was to Sharjah, an emirate that is very close to my heart. By Dubai standards, that means literally another continent – hence the…

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    Hidden Gems of Dubai | The Majlis Dubai And Jumeirah Mosque

    Hidden Gems in Dubai – a topic that is very very close to my heart. In this blingy city which is developing by the hour, there are still many places that remain hidden – and hence untouched – and thereby unfamiliar to most people – and therefore continue to remain a *hidden gem*. So be it – for we need such hidden gems to give us a breather from the snarling traffic, the incessant construction, the snowballing statistics (the world’s longest, biggest, tallest etc) and the infinite attempts to put the city on the world map! The Majlis Dubai in the Jumeirah Mosque premise is just one of those hidden…

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    Sheikh Zayed Mosque or Grand Mosque In Abu Dhabi | A Photo Essay

    What better time to visit the Grand Mosque, but now. More than 40,000 people gather here for worship during Eid. This is also one of the few mosques where non-Muslims are permitted to enter. Inspired by Arab, Mughal and Moorish mosque architecture, the design of the mosque is an amalgamation of cultures. Do plan your visit to the mosque around sunset. Arrive much before sunset and soak in the beauty of the architecture and the intricacies of the design by daylight and then watch the sun go down slowly, the golden rays fleeting in through the pillars. The grandeur of the mosque resplendent in its white glory during the day time…

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    Day Trips From Dubai During Eid Holidays | Part 1

    Oh, why can’t we break away from all this, just you and I, and lodge with my fleas in the hills? I mean, flee to my lodge in the hills. ~ S.J. Perelman, Will B. Johnstone, and Arthur Sheekman, Monkey Business A Wildlife Safari, a drive to the East Coast and Friday Market, and a visit to the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi It’s not even a week left for the Eid Holidays to begin. The half term in most Dubai schools coincide with Eid this time and we are suddenly gifted with a week promising to act as a breather. Back from the summer holidays (or summer hibernation, as…