El Sur Siesta Brunch

El Sur is a Spanish Restaurant located in The Westin Mina Seyahi. They have a traditional Spanish menu in a contemporary venue overlooking the stunning Arabian Gulf. The newly launched brunch is priced at just 265AED including a set menu and unlimited house beverages and sangria.

To Start…

We were served a delicious array of authentic Spanish Tapas dishes which included Padron peppers with bread, Croquettes, Cold cuts and Patatas Bravas. Everything was delicious and I love the Tapas sharing style, the four of us devoured this course. The peppers were salty and moorish paired with the tomato sauce and bread. The Croquettes were crispy and had a delicious bite to them as they oozed with a cheesy filling. The potatoes were really cute, tiny whole potatoes seasoned and finished with a tangy relish.

The Main Event

You get a choice of vegetarian, seafood or chicken Paella and we opted for chicken. It was served in the huge plate in which it was cooked and the chef brought it out and mixed it all up for us after scorching the rosemary with a blow torch! The Paella was fine, we all enjoyed but it could have had a better depth of flavour if it had been cooked in a richer broth. We enjoyed the Tapas so much that by the time the Paella came we were quite satisfied already!

To Finish…

We were served Cheesecake with Cinnamon Ice cream and Santiago Cake. Cheesecake is usually one of my favourite desserts but I skipped on the cheesecake for the deliciously fluffy Santiago cake. It was dusted with icing sugar and served with vanilla ice cream which accompanied it perfectly. It was the perfect ending to a great meal! The service was exceptional throughout the meal with very attentive waiters. If your looking for a relaxed affordable brunch with great food in a laid back atmosphere, El Sur Siesta brunch is a great choice!

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Casper and Gambinis, Dubai, Food Review

Casper and Gambinis is situated downtown by South Ridge park and boasts amazing views of the Burj Khalifa. If only our Summer wasn’t so scorching hot it would have been ideal to sit outside however the interiors are lovely too!

I assumed from the name that Casper and Gambinis was Italian but this Lebanese owned chain boasts an international menu. They serve burgers, sushi, pizza, pasta, grilled food and even a few indian inspired dishes.

Starters

We ordered the Asian Sesame Chicken Salad, Heritage Goat Cheese Salad, Smoked Salmon and Truffle Burgers to start. The Asian Sesame Chicken salad was my favourite, this dish is laced with layers of flavour and topped with wanton crisps and peanuts for an extra crunch. It was sweet, spicy, tangy and had a wonderful depth of flavour. The Smoked Salmon was average but the Goats Cheese Salad was delicious too and one I would definitely order again. Unfortunately the Truffle Burgers were a fail for me, I could not taste the truffle, the patty was dry and the diced mushrooms didn’t work for me.

Mains

Unfortunately the house specials such as the Filet Steak and Caspers Chicken Escalope were not available as they only serve a limited quantity for iftar which was disappinting. Its probably wise to call ahead and order before going to try these. We had the Penne Arabiatta, Prime Angus Steak and Chicken Under A Brick. The Chicken Under a brick was my favourite main, tender, succulent and full of flavour, it was a nicely composed dish. The others were just ok and I wouldnt order them again.

Dessert

For dessert we tried the Date and Caramel Pudding and the Pain Perdu. Both were yummy! The Pain Perdu had lots of flavour, the cinnamon and cream combo was yummy. The date pudding was sweet and sticky and it could have done with a tad more sauce to make it gooey in the middle but the flavour was perfect.

Casper and Gambinis

All in all it was a good meal and the salads were definitely worth going back for!

10 Iftars to try this Ramadan!

We have rounded up 10 Iftars you must try in Dubai this Ramadan! They include a variety of cuisines and various price ranges!

Atlantis Palm Dubai Asateer Tent

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Location: Palm Jumeirah Dubai.

Price:  Iftar buffet is priced at AED 220 per person, AED 110 for kids aged 3 – 12 and for Suhoor is AED 160 per person.

Cuisine: Traditional Emirati cuisine.

Timings: 9.30pm until 11pm for groups.

Reservation details:  by Email restaurantreservations@atlantisthepalm.com  or Phone number +971 4 426 2626.

Website: visit atlantisthepalm.com

Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts

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Location: Sheikh Zayed Rd near Financial Metro Station.

Offer: (25 per cent discount off Iftar and Sohour), they are offering a 10 per cent discount to members. In Dubai the offer is available at Dunes Café and ikandy ultra lounge and in Abu Dhabi the offers are available at AFYA and SOFRA building.

Website: www.shangri-la.com

Coya (Dubai)

Location: Restaurant Village Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2 – Dubai.

Price: AED 289 per person from 7-8pm

Reservations info: reservations@coyarestaurant.ae

Cuisine: Latin American Cuisine.

Manzil downtown

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Location: Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard the Old Town, Downtown Dubai.

Prices:  195 AED per person includes soft drinks and Arabic juices; Children below 6 years dine with a 50% discount (Recommended that children dine inside).

Menu:  begin with a cold mezze and soup followed by hot mezze. There will be 4 live food stations with serving Ouzi, Shawarma, Saj & Falafel. Also includes, two main courses and four skewers of grills will be served directly to the table.

Website: : http://www.vida-hotels.com/en/manzil/index.aspx

Times Hotel

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Location: TIME Grand Plaza Hotel, Damascus Road, Al Qusais. TIME Oak Hotel and suites.

Prices:  Ramadan getaway; TIME Grand Plaza Hotel: AED 335 (single occupancy) and AED 445 (double occupancy). TIME Oak Hotel and suites:  AED 390 (single occupancy) AED 515 (double occupancy).

Offer: Enjoy some of their modern and comfortable rooms with a complimentary Suhoor and an unforgettable traditional Iftar buffet as our way of saying ‘Shukran’.

Contact details: TIME Oak Hotel and suites, phone number: 04 437 7888 and TIME Grand Plaza Hotel, phone number: 042334444..

For more information, please visit www.timehotels.ae.

First Central Hotel

 Location:  Al Saef 1 Street, First Central Hotel Suites, Barsha Heights Tecom.

Cuisine: Middle Eastern.

Price: Buffet: AED 79 per person, Iftar Buffet plus Shisha: AED 89 per person.

Offers: Group Iftar: Dine 10+ more people and get 20% off on total bill Children below 6 years dine free while those between 6 and 12 years enjoy 50% discount.

Visit: http://firstcentraldubai.com/ramadan

Address Boulevard

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Location: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd.

Menu: Over a regal communal table. Served to your specific table in a family style, the menu features traditional dishes with a modern touch from the Fertile Crescent.

Time: Sunset till 9pm.

Prices: AED 195 per person.

Arabian Ranches Golf Club

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Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd، Arabian Ranches.

Cuisines: Arabian Cuisines.

Date: 15 May to 14 June 2018

Time: Sunset to 8.30pm

Price: Adults (12 years and above) – AED 159 per person for a group of minimum 15 people. U by Emaar regular discount available, Children (6 – 12 years) – AED 85 per child, Children (5 years and below).

Contact details: call +971 4 360 7935 and email: restaurant@arabianranchesgolf.ae

Weslodge Saloon

Iftar at Weslodge Saloon, Dubai

Iftar at Weslodge Saloon, Dubai

Location:  JW Marriot Marquise, Dubai

Offer: Set Menu including tradional starters such as Lentil Soup and hummus with North American favourites for mains including fried chicken with honey, steak and ribs.

Price: 235 AED

Vida Downtown

Vida towntown

Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard.

Cuisine: Middle Eastern.

Menu:  Lamb Ouzi, Kofta Khashkhash, Chicken Shish Taouk, Chicken Mloukhieh, Lamb Kofta, Dajaj Mashwi, Fish Harra, and Lamb Dawood Bahsa.

Time: From sunset until 10pm

Price: AED 180 per person inclusive of desserts, cold/hot beverages and 50% off for children between 6 and 12 years old, complimentary for children below 5 years old. 50% off on Shisha.

Contact details: Call: 04 888 3444 or email dine@emaar.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location, Price, What’s on offer

Out and About during Ramadan

 

If you are looking for a places to experience excellent dining and cosines during the holy month of Ramadan, here are a few places you can visit for your time during iftar. All with special offers and deals fit for individuals and families to enjoy.

Atlantis Palm Dubai Asateer Tent

Location; Jumeriah, Palm Dubai.

Prices;  Iftar buffet is priced at AED 220 per person, AED 110 for those aged 3 – 12 and for Suhoor is AED 160 per person.

Cuisines; Traditional Emirati cuisine.

Timings; 9.30pm until 11pm for groups.

Contact details: Phone number; +971 4 426 1000 and Email; info@atlantisthepalm.com

Reservation details:  by Email restaurantreservations@atlantisthepalm.com  or Phone number +971 4 426 2626.

Social media: Facebook:@AtlantisThePalm, Twitter:@Atlantis   Instagram: @AtlantisThePalm

Website: visit atlantisthepalm.com or www.brandatlantis.com.

 

 

 

Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts

Location: Sheikh Zayed Rd near Financial Metro Station.

Offer: (25 per cent discount off Iftar and Sohour), they are offering a 10 per cent discount to members. In Dubai the offer is available at Dunes Café and ikandy ultra lounge and in Abu Dhbai the offers are available at AFYA and SOFRA bld.

Contact details:  Phone number; +971 4 343 8888.

PRESS CONTACT:

Ruwaida Abela

Director of Public Relations – Middle East

Shangri-La International Management

E-mail: ruwaida.abela@shangri-la.com

Tel: (971) 4 405 2932

Website: www.shangri-la.com

 

Coya (Dubai)

Location: Restaurant Village Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2 – Dubai.

Prices: AED 289 per person.

Cuisine: Latin American Cuisine.

Duration: Throughout the month of Ramadan.

Timing: 7PM-8PM.

Contact details: +971 (0)4 316 9600​ and Email:  info@coyarestaurant.ae

Reservations info: reservations@coyarestaurant.ae

 

Manzil downtown

Location: Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard the Old Town, Downtown Dubai.

Prices:  195 AED per person includes soft drinks and Arabic juices; Children below 6 years dine with a 50% discount for children between 6 to 12 years. (Recommended that children dine inside).

Menu:  begin with a cold mezze and soup following with mezze. There will be 4 live food stations with serving Ouzi, Shawerma, Saj & Falafel. Also includes, two main courses and four skewers of grills will be served directly to the table.

Contact details:  Phone: +971 4 8883444 and Email: connect.downtown@vida-hotels.com .

Website: : http://www.vida-hotels.com/en/manzil/index.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

Times Hotel

Location: TIME Grand Plaza Hotel, Damascus Road,Al Qusais. TIME Oak Hotel and suites.

Prices:  Ramadan getaway; TIME Grand Plaza Hotel: AED 335 (single occupancy) and AED 445 (double occupancy). TIME Oak Hotel and suites:  AED 390 (single occupancy) AED 515 (double occupancy).

Offer: Enjoy some of their modern and comfortable rooms with a complimentary Suhoor and an unforgettable traditional Iftar buffet as our way of saying ‘Shukran’.

Contact details: TIME Oak Hotel and suites, phone number: 04 437 7888 and TIME Grand Plaza Hotel, phone number: 042334444..

For more information, please visit www.timehotels.ae.

 

First Central Hotel

 

Location:  Al Saef 1 Street, First Central Hotel Suites, Barsha Heights Tecom.

Cuisines: Middle Eastern Cuisines.

Prices: Buffet: AED 79 per person, Iftar Buffet plus Shisha: AED 89 per person.

Offers: Group Iftar: Dine 10+ more people and get 20% off on total bill Children below 6 years dine free while those between 6 and 12 years enjoy 50% discount.

Contact details:

Call: +971 4 454 4900

Email: restaurant.fc@central-hotels.com

Visit: http://firstcentraldubai.com/ramadan

 

Address Boulevard

 

Location: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd.

Menu: Over a regal communal table. Served to your specific table in a family style, the menu features traditional dishes with a modern touch from the Fertile Crescent.

Time: Sunset till 9pm.

Prices: AED 195 per person.

Contact details: call 04 561 8888; email dine.adboh@addresshotels.com.

 

Arabian Ranches Golf Club

Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd، Arabian Ranches.

Cuisines: Arabian Cuisines.

Date: 15 May to 14 June 2018

Time: Sunset to 8.30pm

Price: Adults (12 years and above) – AED 159 per person for a group of minimum 15 people. U by Emaar regular discount available, Children (6 – 12 years) – AED 85 per child, Children (5 years and below).

Contact details: call +971 4 360 7935 and email: restaurant@arabianranchesgolf.ae

 

Address Dubai Marina

Location:  Dubai Marina

Offer: Lounge by the pool and enjoy refreshing dips and delightful sips throughout the summer months at the Infinity Pool and Shades.

Date: Daily from 7am to 8pm (Available during Ramadan as well)

Price: Sunday to Thursday – AED 210 per person including AED 100 as credit to spend on F&B at Shades; Friday and Saturday only at AED 315 per person including AED 150 as credit to spend on F&B at Shades. (First come, first serve policy).

 

Contact details: call 04 888 3444 or email dine@emaar.com.

 

Vida Downtown

 

Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard.

Cuisine: Middle Eastern.

Menu:  Lamb Ouzi, Kofta Khashkhash, Chicken Shish Taouk, Chicken Mloukhieh, Lamb Kofta, Dajaj Mashwi, Fish Harra, and Lamb Dawood Bahsa.

Date: Available throughout Ramadan

Time: From sunset until 10pm

Price: AED 180 per person inclusive of desserts, cold/hot beverages and 50% off for children between 6 and 12 years old, complimentary for children below 5 years old. 50% off on Shisha.

Contact details: Call: 04 888 3444 or email dine@emaar.com

 

 

So come along and enjoy the festive banquets in store for you in this holy month of Ramadan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location, Price, What’s on offer

Out and About during Ramadan

 

If you are looking for a places to experience excellent dining and cosines during the holy month of Ramadan, here are a few places you can visit for your time during iftar. All with special offers and deals fit for individuals and families to enjoy.

Atlantis Palm Dubai Asateer Tent

Location; Jumeriah, Palm Dubai.

Prices;  Iftar buffet is priced at AED 220 per person, AED 110 for those aged 3 – 12 and for Suhoor is AED 160 per person.

Cuisines; Traditional Emirati cuisine.

Timings; 9.30pm until 11pm for groups.

Contact details: Phone number; +971 4 426 1000 and Email; info@atlantisthepalm.com

Reservation details:  by Email restaurantreservations@atlantisthepalm.com  or Phone number +971 4 426 2626.

Social media: Facebook:@AtlantisThePalm, Twitter:@Atlantis   Instagram: @AtlantisThePalm

Website: visit atlantisthepalm.com or www.brandatlantis.com.

 

 

 

Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts

Location: Sheikh Zayed Rd near Financial Metro Station.

Offer: (25 per cent discount off Iftar and Sohour), they are offering a 10 per cent discount to members. In Dubai the offer is available at Dunes Café and ikandy ultra lounge and in Abu Dhbai the offers are available at AFYA and SOFRA bld.

Contact details:  Phone number; +971 4 343 8888.

PRESS CONTACT:

Ruwaida Abela

Director of Public Relations – Middle East

Shangri-La International Management

E-mail: ruwaida.abela@shangri-la.com

Tel: (971) 4 405 2932

Website: www.shangri-la.com

 

Coya (Dubai)

Location: Restaurant Village Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2 – Dubai.

Prices: AED 289 per person.

Cuisine: Latin American Cuisine.

Duration: Throughout the month of Ramadan.

Timing: 7PM-8PM.

Contact details: +971 (0)4 316 9600​ and Email:  info@coyarestaurant.ae

Reservations info: reservations@coyarestaurant.ae

 

Manzil downtown

Location: Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard the Old Town, Downtown Dubai.

Prices:  195 AED per person includes soft drinks and Arabic juices; Children below 6 years dine with a 50% discount for children between 6 to 12 years. (Recommended that children dine inside).

Menu:  begin with a cold mezze and soup following with mezze. There will be 4 live food stations with serving Ouzi, Shawerma, Saj & Falafel. Also includes, two main courses and four skewers of grills will be served directly to the table.

Contact details:  Phone: +971 4 8883444 and Email: connect.downtown@vida-hotels.com .

Website: : http://www.vida-hotels.com/en/manzil/index.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

Times Hotel

Location: TIME Grand Plaza Hotel, Damascus Road,Al Qusais. TIME Oak Hotel and suites.

Prices:  Ramadan getaway; TIME Grand Plaza Hotel: AED 335 (single occupancy) and AED 445 (double occupancy). TIME Oak Hotel and suites:  AED 390 (single occupancy) AED 515 (double occupancy).

Offer: Enjoy some of their modern and comfortable rooms with a complimentary Suhoor and an unforgettable traditional Iftar buffet as our way of saying ‘Shukran’.

Contact details: TIME Oak Hotel and suites, phone number: 04 437 7888 and TIME Grand Plaza Hotel, phone number: 042334444..

For more information, please visit www.timehotels.ae.

 

First Central Hotel

 

Location:  Al Saef 1 Street, First Central Hotel Suites, Barsha Heights Tecom.

Cuisines: Middle Eastern Cuisines.

Prices: Buffet: AED 79 per person, Iftar Buffet plus Shisha: AED 89 per person.

Offers: Group Iftar: Dine 10+ more people and get 20% off on total bill Children below 6 years dine free while those between 6 and 12 years enjoy 50% discount.

Contact details:

Call: +971 4 454 4900

Email: restaurant.fc@central-hotels.com

Visit: http://firstcentraldubai.com/ramadan

 

Address Boulevard

 

Location: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd.

Menu: Over a regal communal table. Served to your specific table in a family style, the menu features traditional dishes with a modern touch from the Fertile Crescent.

Time: Sunset till 9pm.

Prices: AED 195 per person.

Contact details: call 04 561 8888; email dine.adboh@addresshotels.com.

 

Arabian Ranches Golf Club

Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd، Arabian Ranches.

Cuisines: Arabian Cuisines.

Date: 15 May to 14 June 2018

Time: Sunset to 8.30pm

Price: Adults (12 years and above) – AED 159 per person for a group of minimum 15 people. U by Emaar regular discount available, Children (6 – 12 years) – AED 85 per child, Children (5 years and below).

Contact details: call +971 4 360 7935 and email: restaurant@arabianranchesgolf.ae

 

Address Dubai Marina

Location:  Dubai Marina

Offer: Lounge by the pool and enjoy refreshing dips and delightful sips throughout the summer months at the Infinity Pool and Shades.

Date: Daily from 7am to 8pm (Available during Ramadan as well)

Price: Sunday to Thursday – AED 210 per person including AED 100 as credit to spend on F&B at Shades; Friday and Saturday only at AED 315 per person including AED 150 as credit to spend on F&B at Shades. (First come, first serve policy).

 

Contact details: call 04 888 3444 or email dine@emaar.com.

 

Vida Downtown

 

Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard.

Cuisine: Middle Eastern.

Menu:  Lamb Ouzi, Kofta Khashkhash, Chicken Shish Taouk, Chicken Mloukhieh, Lamb Kofta, Dajaj Mashwi, Fish Harra, and Lamb Dawood Bahsa.

Date: Available throughout Ramadan

Time: From sunset until 10pm

Price: AED 180 per person inclusive of desserts, cold/hot beverages and 50% off for children between 6 and 12 years old, complimentary for children below 5 years old. 50% off on Shisha.

Contact details: Call: 04 888 3444 or email dine@emaar.com

 

 

So come along and enjoy the festive banquets in store for you in this holy month of Ramadan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location, Price, What’s on offer

Out and About during Ramadan

 

If you are looking for a places to experience excellent dining and cosines during the holy month of Ramadan, here are a few places you can visit for your time during iftar. All with special offers and deals fit for individuals and families to enjoy.

Atlantis Palm Dubai Asateer Tent

Location; Jumeriah, Palm Dubai.

Prices;  Iftar buffet is priced at AED 220 per person, AED 110 for those aged 3 – 12 and for Suhoor is AED 160 per person.

Cuisines; Traditional Emirati cuisine.

Timings; 9.30pm until 11pm for groups.

Contact details: Phone number; +971 4 426 1000 and Email; info@atlantisthepalm.com

Reservation details:  by Email restaurantreservations@atlantisthepalm.com  or Phone number +971 4 426 2626.

Social media: Facebook:@AtlantisThePalm, Twitter:@Atlantis   Instagram: @AtlantisThePalm

Website: visit atlantisthepalm.com or www.brandatlantis.com.

 

 

 

Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts

Location: Sheikh Zayed Rd near Financial Metro Station.

Offer: (25 per cent discount off Iftar and Sohour), they are offering a 10 per cent discount to members. In Dubai the offer is available at Dunes Café and ikandy ultra lounge and in Abu Dhbai the offers are available at AFYA and SOFRA bld.

Contact details:  Phone number; +971 4 343 8888.

PRESS CONTACT:

Ruwaida Abela

Director of Public Relations – Middle East

Shangri-La International Management

E-mail: ruwaida.abela@shangri-la.com

Tel: (971) 4 405 2932

Website: www.shangri-la.com

 

Coya (Dubai)

Location: Restaurant Village Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2 – Dubai.

Prices: AED 289 per person.

Cuisine: Latin American Cuisine.

Duration: Throughout the month of Ramadan.

Timing: 7PM-8PM.

Contact details: +971 (0)4 316 9600​ and Email:  info@coyarestaurant.ae

Reservations info: reservations@coyarestaurant.ae

 

Manzil downtown

Location: Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard the Old Town, Downtown Dubai.

Prices:  195 AED per person includes soft drinks and Arabic juices; Children below 6 years dine with a 50% discount for children between 6 to 12 years. (Recommended that children dine inside).

Menu:  begin with a cold mezze and soup following with mezze. There will be 4 live food stations with serving Ouzi, Shawerma, Saj & Falafel. Also includes, two main courses and four skewers of grills will be served directly to the table.

Contact details:  Phone: +971 4 8883444 and Email: connect.downtown@vida-hotels.com .

Website: : http://www.vida-hotels.com/en/manzil/index.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

Times Hotel

Location: TIME Grand Plaza Hotel, Damascus Road,Al Qusais. TIME Oak Hotel and suites.

Prices:  Ramadan getaway; TIME Grand Plaza Hotel: AED 335 (single occupancy) and AED 445 (double occupancy). TIME Oak Hotel and suites:  AED 390 (single occupancy) AED 515 (double occupancy).

Offer: Enjoy some of their modern and comfortable rooms with a complimentary Suhoor and an unforgettable traditional Iftar buffet as our way of saying ‘Shukran’.

Contact details: TIME Oak Hotel and suites, phone number: 04 437 7888 and TIME Grand Plaza Hotel, phone number: 042334444..

For more information, please visit www.timehotels.ae.

 

First Central Hotel

 

Location:  Al Saef 1 Street, First Central Hotel Suites, Barsha Heights Tecom.

Cuisines: Middle Eastern Cuisines.

Prices: Buffet: AED 79 per person, Iftar Buffet plus Shisha: AED 89 per person.

Offers: Group Iftar: Dine 10+ more people and get 20% off on total bill Children below 6 years dine free while those between 6 and 12 years enjoy 50% discount.

Contact details:

Call: +971 4 454 4900

Email: restaurant.fc@central-hotels.com

Visit: http://firstcentraldubai.com/ramadan

 

Address Boulevard

 

Location: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd.

Menu: Over a regal communal table. Served to your specific table in a family style, the menu features traditional dishes with a modern touch from the Fertile Crescent.

Time: Sunset till 9pm.

Prices: AED 195 per person.

Contact details: call 04 561 8888; email dine.adboh@addresshotels.com.

 

Arabian Ranches Golf Club

Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd، Arabian Ranches.

Cuisines: Arabian Cuisines.

Date: 15 May to 14 June 2018

Time: Sunset to 8.30pm

Price: Adults (12 years and above) – AED 159 per person for a group of minimum 15 people. U by Emaar regular discount available, Children (6 – 12 years) – AED 85 per child, Children (5 years and below).

Contact details: call +971 4 360 7935 and email: restaurant@arabianranchesgolf.ae

 

Address Dubai Marina

Location:  Dubai Marina

Offer: Lounge by the pool and enjoy refreshing dips and delightful sips throughout the summer months at the Infinity Pool and Shades.

Date: Daily from 7am to 8pm (Available during Ramadan as well)

Price: Sunday to Thursday – AED 210 per person including AED 100 as credit to spend on F&B at Shades; Friday and Saturday only at AED 315 per person including AED 150 as credit to spend on F&B at Shades. (First come, first serve policy).

 

Contact details: call 04 888 3444 or email dine@emaar.com.

 

Vida Downtown

 

Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard.

Cuisine: Middle Eastern.

Menu:  Lamb Ouzi, Kofta Khashkhash, Chicken Shish Taouk, Chicken Mloukhieh, Lamb Kofta, Dajaj Mashwi, Fish Harra, and Lamb Dawood Bahsa.

Date: Available throughout Ramadan

Time: From sunset until 10pm

Price: AED 180 per person inclusive of desserts, cold/hot beverages and 50% off for children between 6 and 12 years old, complimentary for children below 5 years old. 50% off on Shisha.

Contact details: Call: 04 888 3444 or email dine@emaar.com

 

 

So come along and enjoy the festive banquets in store for you in this holy month of Ramadan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location, Price, What’s on offer

Out and About during Ramadan

 

If you are looking for a places to experience excellent dining and cosines during the holy month of Ramadan, here are a few places you can visit for your time during iftar. All with special offers and deals fit for individuals and families to enjoy.

Atlantis Palm Dubai Asateer Tent

Location; Jumeriah, Palm Dubai.

Prices;  Iftar buffet is priced at AED 220 per person, AED 110 for those aged 3 – 12 and for Suhoor is AED 160 per person.

Cuisines; Traditional Emirati cuisine.

Timings; 9.30pm until 11pm for groups.

Contact details: Phone number; +971 4 426 1000 and Email; info@atlantisthepalm.com

Reservation details:  by Email restaurantreservations@atlantisthepalm.com  or Phone number +971 4 426 2626.

Social media: Facebook:@AtlantisThePalm, Twitter:@Atlantis   Instagram: @AtlantisThePalm

Website: visit atlantisthepalm.com or www.brandatlantis.com.

 

 

 

Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts

Location: Sheikh Zayed Rd near Financial Metro Station.

Offer: (25 per cent discount off Iftar and Sohour), they are offering a 10 per cent discount to members. In Dubai the offer is available at Dunes Café and ikandy ultra lounge and in Abu Dhbai the offers are available at AFYA and SOFRA bld.

Contact details:  Phone number; +971 4 343 8888.

PRESS CONTACT:

Ruwaida Abela

Director of Public Relations – Middle East

Shangri-La International Management

E-mail: ruwaida.abela@shangri-la.com

Tel: (971) 4 405 2932

Website: www.shangri-la.com

 

Coya (Dubai)

Location: Restaurant Village Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2 – Dubai.

Prices: AED 289 per person.

Cuisine: Latin American Cuisine.

Duration: Throughout the month of Ramadan.

Timing: 7PM-8PM.

Contact details: +971 (0)4 316 9600​ and Email:  info@coyarestaurant.ae

Reservations info: reservations@coyarestaurant.ae

 

Manzil downtown

Location: Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard the Old Town, Downtown Dubai.

Prices:  195 AED per person includes soft drinks and Arabic juices; Children below 6 years dine with a 50% discount for children between 6 to 12 years. (Recommended that children dine inside).

Menu:  begin with a cold mezze and soup following with mezze. There will be 4 live food stations with serving Ouzi, Shawerma, Saj & Falafel. Also includes, two main courses and four skewers of grills will be served directly to the table.

Contact details:  Phone: +971 4 8883444 and Email: connect.downtown@vida-hotels.com .

Website: : http://www.vida-hotels.com/en/manzil/index.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

Times Hotel

Location: TIME Grand Plaza Hotel, Damascus Road,Al Qusais. TIME Oak Hotel and suites.

Prices:  Ramadan getaway; TIME Grand Plaza Hotel: AED 335 (single occupancy) and AED 445 (double occupancy). TIME Oak Hotel and suites:  AED 390 (single occupancy) AED 515 (double occupancy).

Offer: Enjoy some of their modern and comfortable rooms with a complimentary Suhoor and an unforgettable traditional Iftar buffet as our way of saying ‘Shukran’.

Contact details: TIME Oak Hotel and suites, phone number: 04 437 7888 and TIME Grand Plaza Hotel, phone number: 042334444..

For more information, please visit www.timehotels.ae.

 

First Central Hotel

 

Location:  Al Saef 1 Street, First Central Hotel Suites, Barsha Heights Tecom.

Cuisines: Middle Eastern Cuisines.

Prices: Buffet: AED 79 per person, Iftar Buffet plus Shisha: AED 89 per person.

Offers: Group Iftar: Dine 10+ more people and get 20% off on total bill Children below 6 years dine free while those between 6 and 12 years enjoy 50% discount.

Contact details:

Call: +971 4 454 4900

Email: restaurant.fc@central-hotels.com

Visit: http://firstcentraldubai.com/ramadan

 

Address Boulevard

 

Location: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd.

Menu: Over a regal communal table. Served to your specific table in a family style, the menu features traditional dishes with a modern touch from the Fertile Crescent.

Time: Sunset till 9pm.

Prices: AED 195 per person.

Contact details: call 04 561 8888; email dine.adboh@addresshotels.com.

 

Arabian Ranches Golf Club

Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd، Arabian Ranches.

Cuisines: Arabian Cuisines.

Date: 15 May to 14 June 2018

Time: Sunset to 8.30pm

Price: Adults (12 years and above) – AED 159 per person for a group of minimum 15 people. U by Emaar regular discount available, Children (6 – 12 years) – AED 85 per child, Children (5 years and below).

Contact details: call +971 4 360 7935 and email: restaurant@arabianranchesgolf.ae

 

Address Dubai Marina

Location:  Dubai Marina

Offer: Lounge by the pool and enjoy refreshing dips and delightful sips throughout the summer months at the Infinity Pool and Shades.

Date: Daily from 7am to 8pm (Available during Ramadan as well)

Price: Sunday to Thursday – AED 210 per person including AED 100 as credit to spend on F&B at Shades; Friday and Saturday only at AED 315 per person including AED 150 as credit to spend on F&B at Shades. (First come, first serve policy).

 

Contact details: call 04 888 3444 or email dine@emaar.com.

 

Vida Downtown

 

Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard.

Cuisine: Middle Eastern.

Menu:  Lamb Ouzi, Kofta Khashkhash, Chicken Shish Taouk, Chicken Mloukhieh, Lamb Kofta, Dajaj Mashwi, Fish Harra, and Lamb Dawood Bahsa.

Date: Available throughout Ramadan

Time: From sunset until 10pm

Price: AED 180 per person inclusive of desserts, cold/hot beverages and 50% off for children between 6 and 12 years old, complimentary for children below 5 years old. 50% off on Shisha.

Contact details: Call: 04 888 3444 or email dine@emaar.com

 

 

So come along and enjoy the festive banquets in store for you in this holy month of Ramadan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location, Price, What’s on offer

Out and About during Ramadan

 

If you are looking for a places to experience excellent dining and cosines during the holy month of Ramadan, here are a few places you can visit for your time during iftar. All with special offers and deals fit for individuals and families to enjoy.

Atlantis Palm Dubai Asateer Tent

Location; Jumeriah, Palm Dubai.

Prices;  Iftar buffet is priced at AED 220 per person, AED 110 for those aged 3 – 12 and for Suhoor is AED 160 per person.

Cuisines; Traditional Emirati cuisine.

Timings; 9.30pm until 11pm for groups.

Contact details: Phone number; +971 4 426 1000 and Email; info@atlantisthepalm.com

Reservation details:  by Email restaurantreservations@atlantisthepalm.com  or Phone number +971 4 426 2626.

Social media: Facebook:@AtlantisThePalm, Twitter:@Atlantis   Instagram: @AtlantisThePalm

Website: visit atlantisthepalm.com or www.brandatlantis.com.

 

 

 

Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts

Location: Sheikh Zayed Rd near Financial Metro Station.

Offer: (25 per cent discount off Iftar and Sohour), they are offering a 10 per cent discount to members. In Dubai the offer is available at Dunes Café and ikandy ultra lounge and in Abu Dhbai the offers are available at AFYA and SOFRA bld.

Contact details:  Phone number; +971 4 343 8888.

PRESS CONTACT:

Ruwaida Abela

Director of Public Relations – Middle East

Shangri-La International Management

E-mail: ruwaida.abela@shangri-la.com

Tel: (971) 4 405 2932

Website: www.shangri-la.com

 

Coya (Dubai)

Location: Restaurant Village Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2 – Dubai.

Prices: AED 289 per person.

Cuisine: Latin American Cuisine.

Duration: Throughout the month of Ramadan.

Timing: 7PM-8PM.

Contact details: +971 (0)4 316 9600​ and Email:  info@coyarestaurant.ae

Reservations info: reservations@coyarestaurant.ae

 

Manzil downtown

Location: Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard the Old Town, Downtown Dubai.

Prices:  195 AED per person includes soft drinks and Arabic juices; Children below 6 years dine with a 50% discount for children between 6 to 12 years. (Recommended that children dine inside).

Menu:  begin with a cold mezze and soup following with mezze. There will be 4 live food stations with serving Ouzi, Shawerma, Saj & Falafel. Also includes, two main courses and four skewers of grills will be served directly to the table.

Contact details:  Phone: +971 4 8883444 and Email: connect.downtown@vida-hotels.com .

Website: : http://www.vida-hotels.com/en/manzil/index.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

Times Hotel

Location: TIME Grand Plaza Hotel, Damascus Road,Al Qusais. TIME Oak Hotel and suites.

Prices:  Ramadan getaway; TIME Grand Plaza Hotel: AED 335 (single occupancy) and AED 445 (double occupancy). TIME Oak Hotel and suites:  AED 390 (single occupancy) AED 515 (double occupancy).

Offer: Enjoy some of their modern and comfortable rooms with a complimentary Suhoor and an unforgettable traditional Iftar buffet as our way of saying ‘Shukran’.

Contact details: TIME Oak Hotel and suites, phone number: 04 437 7888 and TIME Grand Plaza Hotel, phone number: 042334444..

For more information, please visit www.timehotels.ae.

 

First Central Hotel

 

Location:  Al Saef 1 Street, First Central Hotel Suites, Barsha Heights Tecom.

Cuisines: Middle Eastern Cuisines.

Prices: Buffet: AED 79 per person, Iftar Buffet plus Shisha: AED 89 per person.

Offers: Group Iftar: Dine 10+ more people and get 20% off on total bill Children below 6 years dine free while those between 6 and 12 years enjoy 50% discount.

Contact details:

Call: +971 4 454 4900

Email: restaurant.fc@central-hotels.com

Visit: http://firstcentraldubai.com/ramadan

 

Address Boulevard

 

Location: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd.

Menu: Over a regal communal table. Served to your specific table in a family style, the menu features traditional dishes with a modern touch from the Fertile Crescent.

Time: Sunset till 9pm.

Prices: AED 195 per person.

Contact details: call 04 561 8888; email dine.adboh@addresshotels.com.

 

Arabian Ranches Golf Club

Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd، Arabian Ranches.

Cuisines: Arabian Cuisines.

Date: 15 May to 14 June 2018

Time: Sunset to 8.30pm

Price: Adults (12 years and above) – AED 159 per person for a group of minimum 15 people. U by Emaar regular discount available, Children (6 – 12 years) – AED 85 per child, Children (5 years and below).

Contact details: call +971 4 360 7935 and email: restaurant@arabianranchesgolf.ae

 

Address Dubai Marina

Location:  Dubai Marina

Offer: Lounge by the pool and enjoy refreshing dips and delightful sips throughout the summer months at the Infinity Pool and Shades.

Date: Daily from 7am to 8pm (Available during Ramadan as well)

Price: Sunday to Thursday – AED 210 per person including AED 100 as credit to spend on F&B at Shades; Friday and Saturday only at AED 315 per person including AED 150 as credit to spend on F&B at Shades. (First come, first serve policy).

 

Contact details: call 04 888 3444 or email dine@emaar.com.

 

Vida Downtown

 

Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard.

Cuisine: Middle Eastern.

Menu:  Lamb Ouzi, Kofta Khashkhash, Chicken Shish Taouk, Chicken Mloukhieh, Lamb Kofta, Dajaj Mashwi, Fish Harra, and Lamb Dawood Bahsa.

Date: Available throughout Ramadan

Time: From sunset until 10pm

Price: AED 180 per person inclusive of desserts, cold/hot beverages and 50% off for children between 6 and 12 years old, complimentary for children below 5 years old. 50% off on Shisha.

Contact details: Call: 04 888 3444 or email dine@emaar.com

 

 

So come along and enjoy the festive banquets in store for you in this holy month of Ramadan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location, Price, What’s on offer

If you are looking for a places to experience excellent dining and cosines during the holy month of Ramadan, here are a few places you can visit for your time during iftar. All with special offers and deals fit for individuals and families to enjoy.

Atlantis Palm Dubai Asateer Tent

Location; Jumeriah, Palm Dubai.

Prices;  Iftar buffet is priced at AED 220 per person, AED 110 for those aged 3 – 12 and for Suhoor is AED 160 per person.

Cuisines; Traditional Emirati cuisine.

Timings; 9.30pm until 11pm for groups.

Contact details: Phone number; +971 4 426 1000 and Email; info@atlantisthepalm.com

Reservation details:  by Email restaurantreservations@atlantisthepalm.com  or Phone number +971 4 426 2626.

Social media: Facebook:@AtlantisThePalm, Twitter:@Atlantis   Instagram: @AtlantisThePalm

Website: visit atlantisthepalm.com or www.brandatlantis.com.

 

 

 

Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts

Location: Sheikh Zayed Rd near Financial Metro Station.

Offer: (25 per cent discount off Iftar and Sohour), they are offering a 10 per cent discount to members. In Dubai the offer is available at Dunes Café and ikandy ultra lounge and in Abu Dhbai the offers are available at AFYA and SOFRA bld.

Contact details:  Phone number; +971 4 343 8888.

PRESS CONTACT:

Ruwaida Abela

Director of Public Relations – Middle East

Shangri-La International Management

E-mail: ruwaida.abela@shangri-la.com

Tel: (971) 4 405 2932

Website: www.shangri-la.com

 

Coya (Dubai)

Location: Restaurant Village Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2 – Dubai.

Prices: AED 289 per person.

Cuisine: Latin American Cuisine.

Duration: Throughout the month of Ramadan.

Timing: 7PM-8PM.

Contact details: +971 (0)4 316 9600​ and Email:  info@coyarestaurant.ae

Reservations info: reservations@coyarestaurant.ae

 

Manzil downtown

Location: Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard the Old Town, Downtown Dubai.

Prices:  195 AED per person includes soft drinks and Arabic juices; Children below 6 years dine with a 50% discount for children between 6 to 12 years. (Recommended that children dine inside).

Menu:  begin with a cold mezze and soup following with mezze. There will be 4 live food stations with serving Ouzi, Shawerma, Saj & Falafel. Also includes, two main courses and four skewers of grills will be served directly to the table.

Contact details:  Phone: +971 4 8883444 and Email: connect.downtown@vida-hotels.com .

Website: : http://www.vida-hotels.com/en/manzil/index.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

Times Hotel

Location: TIME Grand Plaza Hotel, Damascus Road,Al Qusais. TIME Oak Hotel and suites.

Prices:  Ramadan getaway; TIME Grand Plaza Hotel: AED 335 (single occupancy) and AED 445 (double occupancy). TIME Oak Hotel and suites:  AED 390 (single occupancy) AED 515 (double occupancy).

Offer: Enjoy some of their modern and comfortable rooms with a complimentary Suhoor and an unforgettable traditional Iftar buffet as our way of saying ‘Shukran’.

Contact details: TIME Oak Hotel and suites, phone number: 04 437 7888 and TIME Grand Plaza Hotel, phone number: 042334444..

For more information, please visit www.timehotels.ae.

 

First Central Hotel

 

Location:  Al Saef 1 Street, First Central Hotel Suites, Barsha Heights Tecom.

Cuisines: Middle Eastern Cuisines.

Prices: Buffet: AED 79 per person, Iftar Buffet plus Shisha: AED 89 per person.

Offers: Group Iftar: Dine 10+ more people and get 20% off on total bill Children below 6 years dine free while those between 6 and 12 years enjoy 50% discount.

Contact details:

Call: +971 4 454 4900

Email: restaurant.fc@central-hotels.com

Visit: http://firstcentraldubai.com/ramadan

 

Address Boulevard

 

Location: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd.

Menu: Over a regal communal table. Served to your specific table in a family style, the menu features traditional dishes with a modern touch from the Fertile Crescent.

Time: Sunset till 9pm.

Prices: AED 195 per person.

Contact details: call 04 561 8888; email dine.adboh@addresshotels.com.

 

Arabian Ranches Golf Club

Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd، Arabian Ranches.

Cuisines: Arabian Cuisines.

Date: 15 May to 14 June 2018

Time: Sunset to 8.30pm

Price: Adults (12 years and above) – AED 159 per person for a group of minimum 15 people. U by Emaar regular discount available, Children (6 – 12 years) – AED 85 per child, Children (5 years and below).

Contact details: call +971 4 360 7935 and email: restaurant@arabianranchesgolf.ae

 

Address Dubai Marina

Location:  Dubai Marina

Offer: Lounge by the pool and enjoy refreshing dips and delightful sips throughout the summer months at the Infinity Pool and Shades.

Date: Daily from 7am to 8pm (Available during Ramadan as well)

Price: Sunday to Thursday – AED 210 per person including AED 100 as credit to spend on F&B at Shades; Friday and Saturday only at AED 315 per person including AED 150 as credit to spend on F&B at Shades. (First come, first serve policy).

 

Contact details: call 04 888 3444 or email dine@emaar.com.

 

Vida Downtown

 

Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard.

Cuisine: Middle Eastern.

Menu:  Lamb Ouzi, Kofta Khashkhash, Chicken Shish Taouk, Chicken Mloukhieh, Lamb Kofta, Dajaj Mashwi, Fish Harra, and Lamb Dawood Bahsa.

Date: Available throughout Ramadan

Time: From sunset until 10pm

Price: AED 180 per person inclusive of desserts, cold/hot beverages and 50% off for children between 6 and 12 years old, complimentary for children below 5 years old. 50% off on Shisha.

Contact details: Call: 04 888 3444 or email dine@emaar.com

 

 

So come along and enjoy the festive banquets in store for you in this holy month of Ramadan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location, Price, What’s on offer

Iftar at Weslodge Saloon Dubai

We were lucky enough to preview Weslodge Saloon’s delicious iftar menu and it was worth writing home about! This North American venue has a great iftar menu for the meat-lovers out there!

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Weslodge Saloon is usually a North America style party destination so I was not expecting a very traditional iftar, therefore when I received a lentil soup with a side of hummus, I was pleasantly surprised! The soup was actually gigantic and though it was delicious, after glancing at the rather hearty menu I stopped myself when I reached a quarter of the way through.

I was saving myself for the ribs, chicken and salad that were yet to come for starters! The honey drizzled chicken is pretty well known and it didn’t disappoint. Super crunchy and salty with a sticky coating of honey, it won me over and the lamb ribs and salad were pretty good too. I was quite happy with them all but again had a small taster of each as mains included steak, fish and more ribs!

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The steak was quite disappointing, undercooked for medium and the lemony sauce just didn’t work for me but lets talk about those melt-in-your-mouth ribs! Now they were what you imagine when you picture a great North American Diner, they could have added a barbecue sauce on the side but they were slow-cooked to perfection and the meat fell off the bone. The fish was nice too, again everything was huge portions and I think it should be for a minimum of 4 people as 3 of us did not even get half way through any course. I hate to see wastage and especially in Ramadan so they should definitely start a fridge initiative for leftovers or just downsize.

I loved that they brought round the hummus and dates first as many places make you wait until they serve starters and this would keep you going till then. With the best yet to come, we were served Weslodge’s most requested double down hazelnut brownie or the scrumptious maple brulee; a with blueberry sorbet coupled with maple tossed blueberries – both were a delicious end to a great meal! I was happy overall and would definitely recommend this to someone looking for an indulgent iftar.

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Date & Time: Daily during Ramadan from

Price: AED 235 per person

Crisol Restaurant and Lounge

Lets talk about Sharjah… I can’t deny the traffic is horrendous but this Emirate retains something that Dubai doesn’t…culture, heritage, art, history and so much more. I like the rawness, the feeling of being somewhere foreign where they retain their heritage and in a Shariah abiding country you actually feel the presence of Islam unlike Dubai. Anyways I could write a whole other blog on that but I recently discovered one more reason to go to Sharjah and that’s what I’m here to tell you about.

I was recently taken to Crisol Restaurant and Lounge for work purposes, while weaving through the industrial district with cranes overhead and building sites all over I never imagined that such a beautiful restaurant could exist there. The wooden exterior with gold geometric panels caught my attention and I was surprised to see such a place there. I went in and I was enamored by the interiors, it had this contrast of styles that just married perfectly, a secret garden combined with a geometric jungle. Your gonna have to go there to understand what I am saying but it really is a beautiful space designed by Bersun who has a very unique style and ability to bring things together. I asked for a green tea and fell in love with the marble printed mug and oval saucer. Details are everything to me and when I dined there I loved every piece of crockery and cutlery.

The food arrived and again the attention to detail was immaculate. The food was so beautifully presented and considering the reasonable price-point (AED 150 for two), the portions were mammoth! The Rocket Shrimps were everything, a tower of crunchy root vegetable crisps with rice noodles drizzled in a generous helping of their special rocket sauce. Trust me after you try this dish you will never crave P.F Chang’s again! The dangerous sliders were delicious, served in a red beetroot bun with a crispy chicken patty with lettuce and jalapenos topped with pepper and jack cheese and a dollop of aioli, this is the best chicken burger I have ever had! I would go back for these two dishes alone but everything was good. I also tried the taco’s, sand blaster burger, trash can nachos, matchstick fries, crispy fried chicken, watermelon salad and cuban salad (yes I left the healthiest till last!).

The desserts were out of this world, again some of the best desserts I have ever had and it really was all in the details. The Crisol hit was theatrical, if like me you eat for the insta then this was a totally insta-worthy dessert. They pour a hot chocolate sauce on a chocolate coated ice-cream which eventually melts and you hit it with your spoon and the ice-cream bursts out! It was amazing! I am not sure exactly what was in it, I think a layer of chocolate cake and then it had these crunchy hazelnut pieces at the bottom which gave it a crunch. The lotus pancakes were also really good, super-fluffy and there was no scrimping on the lotus. There were berries to break up the sweetness and it was a delicious combo. The milk cake surprised me the most because it looked really average but the flavour and textures were really interesting. The cake soaked up the milk at the bottom so it was a cake texture on top and a really sweet gooey texture underneath. Picking a favourite is too hard!

In conclusion, Crisol Restaurant and Lounge is a must-see. Even if you do spend an hour or two sitting in traffic you will not regret it once you eat there!

Crisol Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 

Manzil Downtown Dubai

 

Manzil Downtown is a modern designed boutique hotel with a traditional Arabesque flair. The Arabic themed interiors intensify your Dubai experience making it authentic while still maintaining a contemporary feel.

The hotel has a large lobby area with an array of beautiful design features and the staff are extremely welcoming. There are seating areas where you can order tea or coffee or help yourself to a refreshing fresh mint and lemon juice.

My mum was in Dubai so I thought it would be a nice little treat for us to have a little staycation at Manzil Downtown Dubai. We checked in at 3pm, unpacked had a cuppa and headed for the pool. The pool was a decent size and we had it all to ourselves! There was a poolside bar and the lifeguard brought us some ice cold water. I realized nobody was using the pool because it was over 40 degrees outside (these Dubai Summers are a killer) but the water was temperature controlled and once I got in it felt great!

We finished up at the pool and got ready for dinner at The Courtyard restaurant. I was a bit apprehensive about eating outdoors in the heat but when we stepped into the courtyard I was amazed at how cool it was. There were beautifully carved wooden cupboards that had air conditioning units inside and were placed all the way around the courtyard. Somehow it channeled through the space keeping it super cool!

The food was to die for, we had a salad and a beef and basil dish to start and both were delicious. The meat was so tender and the basil infusion was divine. For mains we had grilled fish and a lamb tagine. The tagine was packed with flavour and was by far my favourite dish. The fish was also delicious and we agreed we would definitely be coming back for dinner. We had some dessert, shisha and tea by which point we were ready to roll into bed.

When we got back to our room I saw the view of the breathtaking view of the Burj Khalifa and we decided to take a walk down the boulevard as we definitely needed it after that meal. The hotel has the perfect location! We crossed the road and walked to Souk al Bahar where we watched the fountains (which were also visible from our room)

The beds were super comfy and we both had a great nights sleep. We woke up and headed to the Boulevard Kitchen for breakfast. The staff are amazing at the hotel and so friendly. They explained the breakfast items and showed us the various buffets, it was honestly the biggest variety of breakfast items I have ever seen! I could not wait to get started so I went in with some Mediterranean spreads with bread and cheese. Then we got Eggs Benedict and then some tea and pastries! I can honestly say this was hands down the best breakfast spread I have seen in Dubai. Not only did it have so much variety but the quality of the ingredients was great too and I think I managed to sample a 10th of what was there!

We went to the pool for a bit and then decided to do a spot of shopping at Dubai mall which was just through the Souk across the road. We got back in time to check-out at 12 and then remembered we had a lunch reservation at their third restaurant Nezesaussi grill! It was a New Zealand, South African and Australian sports bar which specialises in Pub Grub. We were typical Brits and went for the Pie and Fish and Chips which were both superb. We played some video games and they also had pool and darts and then it was time to head home!

I will definitely be recommending this to any friends of mine looking for a hotel in Dubai. For me location and food is all that matters and this place nailed both so for me it was perfect. If your looking for something Downtown I don’t think it gets much better, it isn’t a resort though. The pool and gym facilities are mediocre but if you are just in Dubai for a short-stay to explore the City then this is the place for you!

Publique

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Publique is located in Madinat Jumeirah and oozes character. It is ski themed with an Alpine inspired environment and menu.

The restaurant is like a wooden ski chalet, it has ski lifts as seats and electric wood fires which make it really cozy. Publique’s menu has Swiss and French dishes and the specialities include raclette, fondue and stone cooking meat on your table. The named dishes require a minimum of two people so it is a fun place to go in a group.

For appetisers we had a mixed platter, it had dynamite shrimps, onion rings, foie gras and Pissaladiere which is an onion tart. The Pissaladiere was my favourite, It is on a bread base and crunchy with a soft centre. It was probably the only starter I would order again but in future I would save more room for the Raclette as it is mammoth!

We ordered the Raclette for mains to share between two of us and our friend had The Desi burger which he found average. The Raclette was huge, it definitely could be shared between 4 people as we probably didn’t even eat half. The cheese was delicious and the platter that came with it had a good range of accompaniments; Potatoes, salad, cold cuts, pickles and bread!

If you love cheese and have never had Raclette it is a must try! They put a machine on your table which the cheese is hooked to and then the two burning hot coils come down and melt the cheese. When you have enough melted cheese you push the coils away until you are ready for more. You can scoop the melted cheese onto your bread or potatoes and you are in cheese heaven! I would say its not the best dish to order in summer as the heat coming off the machine is pretty intense.

I would definitely go back for it again, the melted cheese is gooey and delicious and a mild cheese so you can eat quite a lot…we certainly did. I highly recommend Publique, it has good food, beautiful views and the ambience is lovely too.

Fen Cafe and Restaurant, Sharjah

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This hidden gem can be found within the courtyard of the Sharjah Art Foundation Art Space. It has a creative fusion menu of Asian and European flavours.

I loved the setting of this place, the sand coloured traditional walls and beautifully carved wooden doors added an authentic Arabic touch. The name, Fen, can be translated as ‘art’ or ‘the art of …’, and I am sure from looking at the photo’s you will agree that the food lived up to the name as these stunning creations are like works of art on a plate.

For starters we had Vietnamese rolls, Gazpacho and a fish tartare. The Gazpacho was so beautiful to look at, we fussed over it for ages before we actually poured the tomato liquid into the beautiful garnish and drizzled the basil oil from the pipette onto the dish. This was my favourite starter, it looked beautiful and I liked the marriage of the flavours in my mouth. The tangy tomato was sweetened by the basil oil and the garnish added a nice bit of colour and texture. I found the fish too fishy for my tastes as I prefer quite subtle sweet fleshed fish like seabass, this was too pungent and overwhelming for me. The Vietnamese rolls were enjoyable with the peanut sauce but nothing to write home about.

The mains arrived and again they were a visual feast. The jumbo prawns lived up to their name as they were huge! They were succulent and had a nice flavour to them, I felt the lemon butter did not add much and they were nicer on their own. The Scallop risotto was delicious, the risotto was cooked to perfection as were the scallops and the amount of cheese was perfect so as not to overpower the delicate flavour of the scallops.

Now lets talk about the pièce de résistance…the miso sea bass was to die for! It literally melted in your mouth and had a beautiful salty sauce on it which complemented the sweetness of the fish perfectly. It was topped with delicious mushrooms and then garnished with some green leaves. I thought the flavours together were beautiful and we all agreed we would drive from Dubai again for that Sea bass!! The spots of sauce in different colours made the dish beautiful to look at and also added some exciting tangy flavours.

The dessert blew our minds, we were literally like paparazzi shooting non-stop as the waitress set it down on the table and we were cooing over how stunning it was. None of us wanted to eat it as we felt awful to destroy these works of art!

The most gorgeous to look at was the sorbet and ice cream dish which looked like a coral reef. It had these intricate leaves of coloured sugar wedged in the dish in sunset hues and it was just beautiful. It was nice to eat but the vanilla ice-cream was infused with truffle which I didn’t feel fit well together. The matcha, avocado and beetroot desserts were beautiful but just ok to eat…they were super healthy and had no sugar but unfortunately you could tell. The nicest dessert was by far the Ube Leche flan which was a purple yam cake accompanied with a caramel pudding topped with a beautiful solidified bangle of caramel. They really were works of art!

We tried quite an assortment of dishes and although there was room for improvement on some, when they got it right …they got it sooo right! Me and my foodie partner in crime, What Nossy Ate, are in agreement that we will be going back to have that Seabass again and discover more of their menu!

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Waka Dubai

Waka Dubai

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Waka Dubai
As we entered we were warmly greeted by the staff and our waiter came over shortly to explain the ladies night deal at Waka Dubai which was 3 free drinks and 50% off food! He asked us if he should explain the menu and we asked him some questions which he was well equipped to answer.Most of my friends know I lived in Peru and loved the cuisine so I always get told about any new Peruvian joints in town. I had heard a lot about Waka Dubai before I had the chance to go. All good things so expectations were very high!

We ordered a Chimera Ceviche and the mushroom ceviche to start. They both came presented totally different to any ceviche I had ever had. The seafood ceviche had a tigre de leche foam underneath which the seafood was in. The foam was adorned with flowers and garnishes and was impressive to look at. Had the waiter not explained that the ceviche should be poured into the bowl and eaten with a spoon as it is particularly juicy, I would have probably said that it had a bit too much juice. The taste was divine though, zesty, infused with herbs and onions and the seafood melted in your mouth just as a ceviche should.

The mushroom ceviche had a totally different consistency, it was more dry served with pureed sauces and it was also delicious. The table voted the mushroom ceviche the better dish of the 2 starters although I preferred the traditional flavours in the seafood ceviche and the fact that it was different.

For mains we had Lamb chops, Salmon altitude and Roasted baby chicken. The plates at Waka Dubai were so beautifully presented! The lamb chops were jewelled with flowers and served with spicy pickles which was actually just a bowl full of chillies! The chops were divine and I would get them again but I would request they add something to the chillies to make it more of a relish/pickle as it was too hot to eat it all. The salmon was by far the best looking plate, if you love salmon you can’t go wrong! It was crusted with quinoa and had beautiful ricoto and cauliflour puree to accompany it. The baby chicken came served on a grill and was a pretty simple dish. Nice but I would not order it again, more for the unadventurous diner as it was just chicken and roasties and there are far more interesting flavours on the menu.

We had the cheesecake for dessert which was absolutely delicious and looked so pretty you wouldn’t wanna destroy it…but we did! The ambience was fab, they were playing old-school R&B music and the cool blue tones just gave the place a great vibe. The service really was impecabble, the attentive staff really want you to have the perfect experience and I couldn’t fault it. I want to try so many more dishes and have already booked to go back to Waka Dubai next week.

Waka Dubai is located in the Oberoi Hotel in Business Bay and definitely a place I will be frequenting often! You can check out their menu here and make reservations by calling  +9714 444 1455 / +971 54 445 4792.

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Fiesta De Tapas, Dubai

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The Vista Bar at the Intercontinental, Festival City is hosting a Fiesta de Tapas every Saturday. The spread includes an oyster bar, ceviche station, cold cuts, various tapas dishes, made to order tacos and an array of cheese and desserts. The delicious spread is accompanied by live musicians in a beautiful setting overlooking the Dubai Creek.

Vista Bar and Terrace is a glass restaurant full of light with stunning views. The food spread is refreshing with it being small but really good quality. I am so sick of going to huge Dubai buffets with hundreds of average dishes. Fiesta de Tapas is all you need, a small curated selection of food made with fresh delicious ingredients. My favourite was the ceviche station, you can make your own with scallops, prawns and a variety of fish and choose what they add to it. I also loved the small tapas selections, the prawns and bread canapes were delicious.

I eat with my eyes and I love good presentation and that was another big pull for me at Fiesta de Tapas. The stations are beautifully styled and I loved the cheese spread with floating grapes. The desserts were also pretty good, I liked the caramel eclair the most and the mini ice-cream cones. The band were from Colombia and sang really well, a mixture of classics and new spanish songs which added to the great atmosphere. If you stick around until 7pm you have the perfect view of the light and water show where you will see a hologram dancer pirouetting to the music just below where you dine!

Fiesta de Tapas is priced at 150 AED without alcohol and 250 AED with alcohol. Already a reasonable price for this type of setup but definitely good value when you taste the quality of the dishes. I can’t wait to go back! For more info visit www.diningdfc.com

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