Le Meridien Hotel on Airport Road Dubai houses a number of award-winning restaurants, and this includes one of my favorite Thai places, Sukhothai.

Inspired by the Sukhothai dynasty, the architecture and ambiance of this place resonates a timeless era of Thailand. The menu here is extensive as it is exotic, and given the menu pricing, we often reserve a booking here for a special night out.

But I have great news… Sukhothai has launched their Thai Street Food Nights every Tuesday from 7 pm to 11.45 pm, and this unlimited buffet costs a mere AED 149 per person!


The waters of Dubai Creek host a wide number of floating restaurants, the majority of which serve up buffets onboard gaudily decked up wooden dhows. Bateaux Dubai is a far cry from the norm. This glass-enclosed air conditioned luxury cruise, complete with a set gourmet menu and live entertainment, makes for a very memorable experience and it is therefore no surprise to learn that Batueax Dubai has been touted as one of the top 10 things to do in our city.

Image taken from JAResortsHotels.com


My husband and I set aboard Bateaux Dubai last Friday. Docking time is between 7.45 to 8.15 pm, and the cruise sets asail at 8.30 pm sharp. 

Located in the ground floor of trendy new Park Regis Boutique Hotel on bustling Jumeirah Beach Road – Dubai, 21 Grams was my very first introduction to the authentic cuisine of the Balkans.

We had the pleasure of having breakfast here during our stay at the hotel, and I was rather pleased to see this wasn’t yet another expansive buffet where so much food and drink go to waste. Instead, you get to choose a main dish that comes with freshly brewed coffee and squeezed orange juice.

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Hooray its Thursday! The weekend is finally here. Looking for dining options tonight? If you are a true-blue seafood fan, I would highly recommend the Seafood Night at Ballaro, the Italian fine-dining restaurant at Conrad Hotel (Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai).

The expansive buffet has you covered with all things seafood, with a wide variety of world cuisines to boot. From sushi to fish & chips, they have something here for even the most discerning diner.

My family and I had the pleasure of spending a weekend at Jumeirah’s newest hotel this month. Trendy new Park Regis Boutique Hotel is quite a stark contrast from what we are used to in the UAE. No expansive lawns or swimming pools, no towering buildings or suited chauffeurs to usher in the traffic.

Instead, you have a trendy, Arabesque 2-storey building at a street corner that can easily be mistaken for yet another villa on the expansive street of Jumeirah Beach Road.

Splurging on a designer item is an investment which often sets you back thousands (or more!), and with trends changing every hour you might be reluctant to part with your hard-earned cash. But there is a reason they are called ‘investment’ pieces – luxury goods are meant to last a lifetime and hold their value; and one of the best places to resell them is online.


The experts at The Luxury Closet, UAE’s leading online store for preloved luxury goods, recently tapped their database of 20,000 luxury items from over 400 designer brands to find which have the highest resale potential, and which hold their value the longest. Certain styles never seem to fade in popularity, which means your costly purchase may actually be worth more over time!

If you are well and truly serious about skincare, you already know the importance of serums. Using a serum as a part of your regular skincare regime becomes all the more important as we age.

Unlike regular moisturizers that sit on the surface of the skin, serums are lightweight enough to penetrate deeper down to deliver active ingredients.

For the past year I’ve been ignoring serums due to my obsession with facial oils (my current favorite is Rose Hip Oil). However, legendary beauty brand Avon has combined both into one powerfully clever, award-winning product. I’m talking about the Avon Ultimate Supreme Dual Elixir. 

Happy New Year! Today, 16th February 2018, we are entering the Year of the Dog. Like man’s best friend, this coming year promises to be one of loyalty and relationships, and is also believed to be a lucky year for business.

The Noodle House, one of UAE’s best known contemporary chain of restaurants specializing in ‘soul food’ from a diverse range of Asian countries, pays homage to this special occasion with a limited edition ‘Chinese Noo Year’ menu.

If you are a die-hard makeup maven and haven’t heard of Fenty Beauty, chances are you live under a rock. Launched by none other than pop icon Rihanna (aka Bad Girl Riri), the launch of Fenty Beauty was one of the most coveted beauty events of late 2017.

As if all that hype was not enough, she comes out with this absolutely ‘stunning’ (pun intended) lip paint that promises to be the holy grail of red lipstick as we know it.

Introducing the Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint. Bad Girl Riri vouches this shade will universally suit any complexion out there, and will last a good 12 hours without feathering ‘even while you eat, even while you make out’. Ofcourse I had to try it out.

It is no secret that Thai cuisine is my ultimate favorite. I love the medley of hot, sweet and sour, and we even have a go at cooking Thai at home several times a week.

While many places serve Thai cuisine in the UAE, a few recipes get lost in translation when more commercial, creamy sauces are used. As a true-blue Thai cuisine lover, I crave the spicy kick of Bangkok streets, and my culinary reminiscing lead me to try out the Thai Street Food Festival at The Backyard (Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay – Dubai).

The Backyard’s Thai Street Food Festival will run on 3 consecutive Saturdays from 24th February through to 10th March, and will feature live cooking stations featuring the finest from Bangkok street-food, along with beverages, Thai music, karaoke and more.