The Food Byte: Suhoor at The Secret Garden, Address Downtown, Dubai

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Suhoor in the city is equally as delightful as iftar is. You will see it almost everywhere- people tend to relax with almost every second person at the table having a shisha. It is also a time when board and card games are revived.

Suhoor is the meal prior to keeping a fast in Ramadan and while it is usually consumed late into the night, it isn't uncommon for a 10pm start. The ambiance is quite different to that of iftar and if you are lucky enough, you'll either be invited by the people at the next table for a card game or find inspiration from them as they make plans for their Eid holidays. 

One such place is The Secret Garden. Nestled at the Address Downtown, Dubai, this venue is perfect not only for suhoor but intimate gatherings or a special celebration. With the majestic Burj Khalifa in the background, live Arabic music and mobile air-cons keeping the temperature cool in the open air restaurant (indoor seating is available), suhoor here was a pleasant experience. 

The Food Byte: Iftar at The Restaurant, Address Boulevard, Dubai

Thursday, May 16, 2019

While there are several iftar tents and venues to try this Ramadan, there are only a few that live up to my expectations. Those few check all the right boxes and never fail to impress. The Address Hotel (regardless of its location in the city) is one such place I don't hesitate to go for a meal.

Having visited several different restaurants at the chain of this marvelous hotel over the years, I can vouch for their exceptional hospitality and service. In addition to this, the food is delectable and ambiance pleasing. 

Ramadan is no exception. The hotel chain puts in extra effort to ensure their guests have a variety of food, a hearty meal and a smile on their faces as they leave. I paid a visit to The Restaurant for iftar and was pleasantly surprised with how they managed iftar. 

The Food Byte: Iftar at Ewaan, Palace Downtown, Dubai

Sunday, May 5, 2019

If you are spending your first Ramadan in Dubai, you will be inundated with options however, there's one place that must not miss, no matter what. To truly savor the delights of Arabic food and exceptional hospitality, make your way to iftar at Ewaan, Palace Downtown, Dubai.

Palace Downtown is one of the few hotels that fulfills the definition of opulence. With interiors fit for a royal home and aesthetics that would serve as best practice to interior designers across the globe, the hotel is easily one of my favorites. The moment you step inside, you feel like you are walking into a real palace and sometimes I wonder if this is how the royals feel like everyday.

The iftar at one of the best restaurants at the hotel, Ewaan never fails to impress. Having dined on a feast last year, I would recommend this place time and time again. With exceptional service and a pleasant ambience, the food here is going to strike interesting conversations.

With an international cuisine (traditional Arabic included) that plays host to the iftar, the buffet is a lavish spread of food that will delight all age groups.

The Food Byte: Iftar At Aquaviva, The Address Montgomerie, Dubai

Friday, May 3, 2019

Every Ramadan, I tend to get out of home and experience iftar at a new venue. And sometimes, I tend to frequent my favorites (aka repeat visits). I've had my fair share of iftars at hotels and there's one that consistently checks off all the boxes- The Address Hotel.

No matter the location, they are always successful when it comes to keeping their customers happy. I've never left any of the restaurants at the hotel chain unsatisfied. I tried Aquaviva's iftar menu and was pleasantly surprised. And it's just not the food.

Robinsons Launches Its Ramadan '19 Collection

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Robinsons is slowly becoming one of my favorite destinations to shop at. The other day my mum and I went shopping for a dainty gift for one of her friends. I happened to wander off and ended up admiring the beautiful Alexander Wang shoes on display. I wandered off a little further, tried a few fragrances and discovered how much I love YSL's Black Opium. There's something about this fragrance that gets to you right from the first spritz.

Of course Robinsons has a gorgeous collection of gowns and dresses. I have 2 gowns that I have yet to wear but wanted that one dress from Poca and Poca just because "it's so pretty". Alongside the gowns is the new modest wear collection. Just in time for Ramadan (and Eid), the collection features an array of classic designs and elegant pieces.

I attended the launch that was hosted in an intimate setting with a beautiful Bohemian feel to it.

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