Arrows and Sparrows – dining in my neighbourhood

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Arrows and SparrowsLocation based DiningHands up if you are guilty of always hopping in the car and driving somewhere to eat out! It’s something that happens unconsciously to me all the time. When I’m thinking of places to eat or to take people too I firstly think of ‘destination’ type…

Coffee Roasters in Dubai and beyond

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When I first came to Dubai back in 2009 you could count the number of coffee roasters on one hand and everyone who loved coffee, knew who the roasters were. Since then the Specialty Coffee scene has exploded and with it has come a raft of new coffee roasters many…

Shahenshahi Thali at Amala Zabeel Saray

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Shahenshahi Thali Don't eat for a week, take friend(s) and look forward to a tasty Thali which weighs in at over 13kg! Could this be the biggest Thali in Dubai, the UAE or beyond? Read more about the Shahenshai Thail at Amala, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray over on FoodeMag dxb.  …

Ramadan 2017 Specialty Coffee Shops

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Speciality Coffee during Ramadan Love your Specialty Coffee and want to savour it during Ramadan? Here's the list for you!  This year just a small handful of Speciality Coffee shops have a license to operate during daytime.  The rest will typically open from Iftar til late although a few will…

Dubai Creek – Souqs, Spices & Sails

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Dubai Creek "Pashmina, Watches, Spices, Perfume, Turkish Delight .... come look my friend, come look, I give you best prices". It's ten o'clock on a weekday morning and already the Spice Souq is bustling with tourists and the shopkeepers are busy trying to herd people into their shops, to taste,…

Buyer Beware |The on-line puppy scam

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Puppy Love After much thought, research & deliberation I've decided to get a puppy.  I know the breed I want, and am now researching how to get a puppy here in Dubai.  I would love to adopt, but so far I've had no luck and so over the weekend I…

Dubai ~ A Brazilian Blowout which blew me away

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Brazilian Blowout at Kozma and KozmaIt's hot and humid in Dubai and most of my sensible pals have left and are travelling to cooler climates, visiting family and friends or having adventures - the clever ones are doing all of the above !  Meanwhile I'm here in Dubai avoiding the…

HSBC Mortgage Release on Car

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How to get a Mortgage Release on your car from HSBC I recently sold my car and although I cleared the loan on my car a number of years ago had to prove that I had done so to the dealer before I was able to sell the car. I…

Dubai Visa Run to Oman via Hatta

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Hatta Visa Run I found myself between residency visas recently and needed to get a new tourist visa.  My first tourist visa was issued when I returned from a trip to the UK and was for a period of 30 days.  A quick internet search said that this came with…

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