Tag: Dubai

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Songkran Splash At Westin and A Dinner At Sukhothai | Celebrating Festivals in Dubai – Episode 2

The last month was all about celebrating some festival or the other from some part of the world. This is the second of a series of posts on the different restaurants that I have visited over the month, participating in the celebration {First of the series… Nowruz Buffet At Ezi Dzi | Celebrating Festivals in Dubai – Episode 1}. Pardon me for the not-so-good pictures … Read More Songkran Splash At Westin and A Dinner At Sukhothai | Celebrating Festivals in Dubai – Episode 2

Bu Qtair Fish Restaurant | Capturing A Hidden Gem In Jumeirah. A Video Too!

Bu Qtair has shifted to a new location, just across the street… here’s the new story. This is perhaps the only restaurant in Dubai that hasn’t changed over the years, despite it’s soaring popularity and its enormous media publicity in recent times. The first time I had visited Bu Qtair, it must have been in 1999. We had just arrived in Dubai and went … Read More Bu Qtair Fish Restaurant | Capturing A Hidden Gem In Jumeirah. A Video Too!

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Semaiya Kheer/Vermicelli Pudding | Eid in Dubai And Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak to all of you! Festivities bring in lots of varied emotions – emotions of togetherness, memories of childhood and hope for the future. Nothing like being in a city like Dubai, where people from all over the world call them their homes, while the city prepares to celebrate their biggest festival Eid. Incidentally the word Eid means ‘festivity’ in Arabic. And here … Read More Semaiya Kheer/Vermicelli Pudding | Eid in Dubai And Eid Mubarak!

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Things To Do In Dubai | Like A Tourist In My Own City

Like A Tourist In My Own City (Once again!) Dubai, my home for almost the last decade, is a quintessential tourist’s haven. It’s a shame that the only thing that comes to mind when one hears Dubai is Shopping. But, walking through the art alleys of Bastakia and the old quarters along the Dubai Creek, watching the sun go down the beautiful and never … Read More Things To Do In Dubai | Like A Tourist In My Own City

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The Diary Of A Dubai Resident… As Home Turns Into An Inn!

An excerpt from an earlier post… Dubai, my home for almost the last decade, is a quintessential tourist’s haven. It’s a shame that the only thing that comes to mind when one hears Dubai is Shopping. But, walking through the art alleys of Bastakia and the old quarters along the Dubai Creek, watching the sun go down the beautiful and never ending beaches, catching … Read More The Diary Of A Dubai Resident… As Home Turns Into An Inn!

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Mums Who Share @JBR | A Charity Initiative

All my associations – with people, places or moments start with the kitchen. This was no different. It was almost 2 years back that my association with Mums Who Share began. A small email from my good friend Priti initiated me into a group of Mums who would cook food in their kitchens and go and distribute the food among the construction workers in … Read More Mums Who Share @JBR | A Charity Initiative

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Asado Wine Club, The Palace Hotel, Dubai | An Evening of Wine Tasting!

Wine and Cheese amidst dimly lit chandeliers and gorgeously laid out dining table, a company of beautiful people and an evening full of discovery – a perfect setting for the most memorable evening. Quite naturally, I cannot describe my soiree at the Wine Club in Asado anything less than ‘Absolutely Memorable’! It was a beautiful evening of wine tasting, generously hosted by Asado’s Wine … Read More Asado Wine Club, The Palace Hotel, Dubai | An Evening of Wine Tasting!

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Shiraz Golden Restaurant, Dubai | From Lucknow To Kolkata And To Dubai!

The Shiraz Nostalgia Amongst all the golden memories of my college days in Kolkata, the one thing that consistently churns up is Shiraz Golden Restaurant in Circus Avenue, Park Circus (left). All our random parties or any special party during any festival, for example Holi, Diwali or even Durga Puja was necessarily powered by Mutton Biriyani, Chicken Chaap and Firni (an Indian Dessert made … Read More Shiraz Golden Restaurant, Dubai | From Lucknow To Kolkata And To Dubai!

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Deep-Sea Fishing & Fresh Fish Barbeque – Persian Gulf

Image: IshitaPhotoIdeas Location: GPS Position: N 25º10.547′, E 55º 03.587′ – In the blue expanse of the Persian Gulf – 20kms away from the Dubai Coastline. Activity: Deep Sea Fishing on a 33 ft yacht. Duration: 4 hours The team: 9 members – 4 couples, each couple comprising of a Team, plus the Captain cum Lifeguard cum Fishing expert cum Guide. Status: 7 fish … Read More Deep-Sea Fishing & Fresh Fish Barbeque – Persian Gulf