After a whirlwind of a week enjoying the good life of Dubai, it’s finally and sadly time to wrap up this particular chapter of my travel diaries. Somehow, I managed to leave with a much longer wish list than I had when I arrived – unsurprising I suppose of this dynamic city which breaks new ground with each … More Dubai Diaries, Jan ’16: A Round Up
If you’ve been reading my Dubai Diaries of late, you’ll know that the city has treated me all too well. From redefining my concept of weekend brunch (courtesy Jumeirah Al Qasr’ famous Friday extravaganza) to living la dolce vita at Palazzo Versace, it’s been one incredibly indulgent week in this cosmopolitan and culinary hub. Between it all, I also … More Dubai Diaries: A Café Crawl
La Dolce Vita Sometimes, there’s just no getting enough of a good thing. After whiling away the most idyllic afternoon over a lazy lunch at Vanitas earlier in the week (the burrata was the best thing that I’ve had in a long while), my mother, masi (mother’s sister) and I found ourselves basking in the splendour at Palazzo Versace … More Dubai Diaries: Cocktails & Dinner at Palazzo Versace
“Love food. Love Life. Love Okku”… The hint’s in the wifi password at one of Dubai’s most buzzy Japanese restaurants.
If I’m being honest, I think was a little in love with Qbara from the moment I stepped into this stunning restaurant. It was like being transported into a modern day telling of an Arabian Nights story, complete with floating carpets and a bewitching play on lights and shadows that left us mesmerised…
Ceilings hand detailed in gold. Floors inlaid with marble mosaic. Statuesque interiors clad with prints unmistakably from one of the most glamorous design houses of our time. Oh, yes. We could only be in the opulent world of Palazzo Versace Dubai, a luxury hotel fashioned as a 16th century Italian palace, with a subtle touch of Arabic influences…
You know the expression, Thank God It’s Friday? Well, it’s quite a literal one in Dubai where work weeks start on a Sunday and Fridays spell the start of the weekend, kicking off with a Friday Brunch extravaganza. Stretching out over long and heady hours, these elaborate spreads take the sacred institution of brunch to a WHOLE new level, … More Dubai Diaries: Friday Brunch at Al Qasr