As we sat by the terrace, surrounded by a hauntingly beautiful Emirati past, I contemplated on how the chaos of city life managed to look so serene from this angle. At this vantage point, the stark lights of the city halo into a rainbow of colours, and enchantingly spill onto the vivid dark waters of the Deira Creek.
I landed in Auckland, New Zealand late into the night after a 20 hour flight from Dubai via Singapore.
My brother lives in Auckland, and as soon as I got to his bachelor pad I hit the snooze button.
I had a mid-morning flight to catch to our hometown Palmerston North the next morning, and we decided to make use of the earlier half of the day by visiting the Fo Guang Shan Temple.
The holy month of Ramadan is upon us, and with it comes a plethora of Iftar options around the city. Living in Dubai, we are truly blessed with the diversity of cuisines on offer at an equally varied range of budgets to suit every kind of foodie.
If you are looking for a very Emirati experience, an Iftar at Barjeel Al Arab should not be missed. We were invited to the Iftar preview last night, and got a delicious glimpse into the colorful hospitality of the region’s past.
Situated by the scenic waterways of the Dubai Creek, Barjeel Al Arab offers a gastronomic look into the rich cultural heritage of an Emirati past.
Barjeel Al Arab is located in the Barjeel Heritage Guesthouse, a restored historical building that has now been converted into a guest house.