Imagine going for just 2 nights away, and Instagram telling you that your Insta Stories can’t take any more uploads… that’s how click-happy I got throughout my weekend away at JA Resorts, Dubai’s largest experience resort!
Located in a quiet corner of Jebel Ali (Dubai) and minutes away from the Expo 2020 site, JA Resorts is a sprawling 128-acre resort boasting of three 5-star luxury hotels (JA Beach Hotel, JA Palm Tree Court and JA Lake View Hotel), an 800 meter private beach, a world-class golf course and tennis courts, 25 restaurants and bars, an equestrian center and so much more.
In the recent months since they’ve launched in the UAE, I’ve become pretty addicted to shopping on the lookfantastic.ae website. This online beauty store stocks everything from skincare, haircare, bath & body and more, and what makes this site more fascinating for me is the fact that they stock so many well-reputed brands that were previously unavailable in our region.
One of these brands happens to be REN Skincare. I’ve seen rave reviews about this brand, and was super excited to find them on lookfantastic.ae
When it comes to an authentic Pakistani meal, Barbeque
Delights always comes up as a family restaurant I’d recommend. I’ve dined at
their Downtown Dubai branch a number of times and was recently invited to visit
their newest branch at The Walk, JBR.
It was a lazy Friday afternoon, and armed with two
girlfriends and two kiddies in tow, we ordered an entire table-full of divinely
Last weekend was spent in the heart of the capital city, Abu
Dhabi. We booked a Junior Suite at 5-star hotel Millenium Al Wahda. The hotel
is located in the midst of the city, offering a great vantage point of urban
life. A large, modern structure with Arabesque detailing, the hotel is
conjoined with Al Wahda Mall and the residential side of Millenium Al Wahda.
Being an expert at getting lost with Google Maps, I drove
into the residential side of the hotel yet the valet was kind enough to accept
my car there. We dropped our luggage at the concierge, and headed to the hotel
lobby to check in.
Last weekend, I caught up with my childhood friend Sara and her gorgeous little girls at Moombai & Co at H Hotel, Dubai. The retro-style Bollywood inspired venue had me awestruck the very first time we visited, and still holds its magic every time I’ve visited since.
Adding to the gastronomic charm of the place is the headline
news that Moombai & Co has now been taken over by celebrity chef and
restauranteur Hari Nayak. Chef Hari Nayak is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has
worked across the United States, the UK and Paris reintroducing the culinary
art of Indian cuisine in a more simplistic, globally viable format.
Eid is just around the corner. What are you planning to wear?! Fret not, I’ve got quite a few nifty tips and tricks that will have you sorted 🙂 And you won’t be spending a fortune either! Read my article in this month’s Masala magazine. Click on my Instagram post below for more.
If you’ve been following my Insta Stories, you already know where we were last weekend 😊 We were in Al Ain, the ‘garden city’ of the UAE. We had a room booked at Al Ain Rotana, one of the oldest properties in the Emirate which also happens to be the only 5-star property of Al Ain as of now.
We drove into Al Ain a little past 12 noon on a Friday afternoon. Loved cruising through the near-empty roads! We were there in a little over an hour.
The beauty of the Al Ain Rotana property is its flat, spread-out structure. Not your typical towering hotel building here, but rather a collection of mid-heighted structures with a spread of exclusive villa properties, spacious greens and wide, inviting pool areas.
I love mall-hopping with my
little girl. It’s our mummy-daughter bonding time, and one of our favorite
shopping destinations has always been Dubai Festival City Mall.
Apart from a wide range of shopping
options including the two anchor tenants Ikea and Robinson’s which do not have
stores anywhere else in the city, Dubai Festival City has a great selection of
restaurants and cafes, and the spectacular IMAGINE show that takes place every
half-hour at the harbor front is absolutely magical for kids and grown-ups
Last weekend, I flooded my Insta Stories with
live updates from our weekend away at Radisson Blu Ajman. This is one of the
Radisson Blu group’s newest hotels and opened its doors a little over a year
Located in a quiet corner of the industrial
heart of Ajman, the grandeur of the hotel façade stands out with its European-inspired
arched windows and astute driveway. The location is actually ideal for tourists
wanting to explore the Northern Emirates as it is just off-road from the E11
highway that connects Ajman, Sharjah, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah.