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Despite Dubai’s changing landscape, the historic district of Al Shidagha, the traditional Textile Souq along the Bur Dubai side of the creek, the continuing Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood (formerly Bastakiya), the Spice Souq and Gold Souq across the creek in the Deira side… all these places have managed to retained their original charm and sanctity. Bukhoor or Bakhoor, scented bricks soaked in fragrant oils … Read More Dubai Creekside, Al Fahidi and a cultural lunch at SMCCU
This is our favourite Som Tam or the Thai Green Papaya Salad … it’s a very easy recipe to stir up. I tweaked the recipe a bit from a fridge magnet that I had collected on my Thailand trip. Every time we make it at home, the familiar sights and sounds from the trip comes alive. Travelling to places – far away or even … Read More Thai Papaya Salad Recipe – Also reminiscing the Floating Market in Global Village
Bu Qtair – the Dubai institution – has a new location now, a shift of 100 meters from one side of the road to the other – an upgraded location – a sea view along the fishing harbour. Here’s presenting the video of the new Bu Qtair!
I don’t understand why the press is so interested in speculating about my appearance, anyway. What does my face have to do with my music or my dancing? ∼ Michael Jackson The above quote stands true for Bu Qtair too. What has the new look of Bu Qtair got to do with the taste of the fish it serves? The charm is still all … Read More Bu Qtair In A New Avatar | A New Year, A New Location
There are little gems all around us that can hold glimmers of inspiration. ∼ Richelle Mead Hidden Gems. The term is sometimes too clichéd and overrated, specially in an ever evolving city like Dubai. Here, big shopping malls are easier to spot than hidden gems and the few gems that have remain hidden are exposed all too sudden. The example of the latter is … Read More Hidden Gems of Dubai | My Pick of Restaurants
The ‘Dubai Brunch’ makes it to the definition of Brunch in Wikipedia. Although the Friday Brunch is the most common of all, lately Saturday Brunches are also becoming fashionable followed by late evening brunches that are gradually extending upto midnight. Here’s a compilation from my brunch experiences.
All That Glitters Is *Edible* Gold! The gold price in the UAE at the time of writing this article is Dhs 4,392.61/ounce or USD 1,195.87/ounce (as per this site) – cheaper than the ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ cocktail available at the Skyview Bar in Burj Al Arab. The latter will set you back by Dhs 4,950 and you will be sipping into a L’Heraud Grand … Read More Countdown To 2015 | The Golden Dishes of Dubai!
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 … Read More Hidden Gems of Dubai | The Majlis Dubai And Jumeirah Mosque
Back to Dubai after a long summer hibernation in Kolkata and other places in India by jumping into a very interesting campaign. If you have been reading my blog and knows me for long, would know that Dubai for me, means more than just a city of blingy shopping malls and highrises. I have created a Dubai itinerary for the award-winning travel series Peeta … Read More #MyDubaiTrip Itinerary For Peeta Planet | A Photo Essay
May the New Year bring luck and love, health and happiness, prosperity and peace of mind… May there be sanity and equilibrium in spite of the chaotic madness around us. Inspiration: Tanoura Dance, an Egyptian folk dance usually performed in Egyptian Sufi festivals… 8 minutes of continuous whirling by the ‘Darawish’, the Sufi man who performed the dance and yet when he stopped he … Read More Ringing In The New Year 2014 With Focus and Equilibrium | Inspiration – Tanoura Dance
A Sundowner at Al Maha, A Full Moon Drumming Session, Chasing the Dolphins And Kicking Some Sand This is the second part of the series, where I chalk out some out-of-Dubai trips that don’t require any overnight stay. Just in case you have the last minute feeling of I wish I could go somewhere. None of them will leave behind holes in your pocket. … Read More Where Can You Go On A Day Trip From Dubai? Part 2
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 … Read More Day Trips From Dubai During Eid Holidays | Part 1