Morah – Dubai

I’ll admit it – I’d been holding off revisiting Morah. After previously attending a pop-up dinner there featuring an imported chef from a two-star restaurant that didn’t go well on all counts, I was once bitten, twice shy. With guests in town however, I seized the opportunity to showcase the stunning views of Dubai that Morah affords from its 71st floor location in the JW Marriott… Read More


Azurmendi – Larrabetzu, Spain

It’s with careful trepidation that I open the wax-sealed menu I’ve preserved from our Azurmendi experience. Being my favourite meal of 2016, I’m careful not to damage a single momento from the occasion. (I still have the little hessian pouch of Azurmendi pea seeds safely sitting in my kitchen – sadly Dubai’s not really the best place for cultivating plants.) I’m lucky enough to eat… Read More

+ 101 One and Only The Palm Restaurant Review

101, One and Only The Palm – Dubai

Dubai is a city famous for its beaches, crystal clear water and sprawling skyscraper skylines. Sadly, I can’t think of too many venues that offer views encompassing all three of these elements while offering a decent dining experience. The beachscape is lined with mediocre establishments, all too happy to charge over inflated tourist prices for disappointing dishes. Thankfully, I now have somewhere to recommend… Read More

+ Play Brunch Dubai Review Reif Othman

‘Play by Day’ Brunch – Dubai

  It’s not often you find a brunch in Dubai that truly dishes up top level food – so when TimeOut Restaurant of the Year, Play, announced it was now offering a brunch, I was more than intrigued. Set on the 36th floor of The H Hotel, Play is certainly a beautiful restaurant. It’s sexy, majestic, expansive…and frankly, has the best ceiling in all… Read More

+ St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort Review

St Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort – The Maldives

The Maldives. It’s a destination that doesn’t need much introduction, an island paradise that holiday dreams are made of. Turquoise seas, white sand…the playground of the rich and famous and happy honeymooners. The St. Regis is the newest arrival in what may be the world’s most luxurious island playground. When nature offers up such a splendid canvas, it’s no mean feat for a resort to… Read More

+ Photo Credit: JA Resorts and Hotels

Bateaux – Dubai

Ahh, Christmas in Dubai. That lovely time of year where family and friends from around the world come to visit our fair shores. I don’t know about you, but when visitors are in town we find ourselves doing activities on the more touristy-side to showcase the wonderful city we live in. On this visit I decided it would be a good excuse to check out… Read More

+ Dinner in the Sky UAE review

Dinner in the Sky – Dubai

If you’re a foodie, you’ve probably heard of Dinner in the Sky. With over 3000 meal flights conducted, it’s had it’s fair share of press around the globe. I’ve long admired the pictures of this amazing experience conducted worldwide, hoping one day I would get to try it. With the sky-high table winging it’s way back to Dubai, I finally got my chance to tick… Read More

+ Laguna Lounge Sofitel The Palm Dubai

New Opening: Laguna Lounge, Sofitel the Palm

Alright beach bar lovers, I’ve got a new one for you to try! Just in time for quite a few months of lovely beachside, cocktail sipping weather, Sofitel the Palm has opened Laguna Lounge, a beautiful new venue. It’s French Polynesian-themed, like the hotel as a whole, and takes me right back to memories of the South Pacific. There are plenty of comfy seats… Read More

+ La Mome Dubai Restaurant Review Menu

La Mome – Nassima Royal, Dubai

Traditional and homely…not something you’d usually associate with Dubai restaurants, but that’s the vibe recent arrival La Môme is going for. Arriving to La Môme, I’m excited to see whether I’ll feel transported to Paris by Dubai’s latest French concept. Red roses, velvet booths and beautiful views from the 49th floor tick a lot of boxes in the cosy and romantic categories, but it… Read More

+ Social House Dubai Mall Dining Review

Social House – The Dubai Mall, Dubai

Choosing where to dine at the mall is always a difficult decision – now that I’ve levelled up my guac skills I have less of a Rosa Mexicano habit, and at the moment I’ve got no favourite restaurants with a view at Souk al Bahar. Dubai Mall shopping however requires significant fuel so with visitors in tow, we decided to take Social House for a spin…. Read More

+ Armani Deli Dubai Review

Armani/Deli – Armani Hotel, Dubai

Housed in the world’s tallest building, the Armani Hotel and it’s chic dining establishments are the epitome of Dubai indulgence. Armani/Deli is the first of the four dining concepts I’ve experienced – the more casual, traditional Italian offering and the only one of the restaurants open for lunch. Sure, it goes without saying that I love Italian fare – but there’s something else that brings me back… Read More