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Apr 16, 2021

Staycation and SBG Weekend Griller at Swissotel Al Ghurair

Located in the old district of a dazzling city is a gem of a hotel that offers comfort, convenience, and sweeping views of both old and new structures. With Union Metro Station around the corner and the Dubai Creek only a stone's throw, Swissotel Al Ghurair is considered one of Deira's best hotel accommodations for travelers. 

From a Dubai resident's point of view, I see Swissotel Al Ghurair as an ideal spot for special dinners and events for several years. And just recently, I realized how suitable it is for staycations as well! 

Swissotel Al Ghurair hotel review

Nov 23, 2020

Date Night at Fish Beach Taverna

While having a relaxing daycation in Mina Seyahi last week, Ed and I stumbled across a lovely restaurant by the sea. As far as I can remember, I've seen photos of it on Instagram last year, but I never really paid attention as we were too focused on traveling overseas. Little did I know, it is a gem that is definitely worth a visit! 

I'm talking about Fish Beach Taverna!

Fish Beach Taverna Dubai review

Nov 12, 2020

O'Learys Home-Run Brunch: American Friday Brunch with Free Pool Access

It has been a while since I had a Friday off. Working on a weekend isn't that bad, but then I miss going to Friday Brunches! You know how brunches are here in the UAE; it's a pretty huge deal! So when I finally got my long-awaited weekend break, Ed and I went to O'Learys in Hilton Dubai Creek for the Home-Run Friday Brunch.


Oct 29, 2020

Decadence Breakfast in Atmosphere Burj Khalifa

And just like that, I turned 38! :)

I'm not a fan of throwing big birthday parties, hence turning a year older during the time of social distancing didn't bother me. But yes, I must admit, I was sad that I couldn't go home to see my parents or at least travel to a new place just like how I spent my birthdays before.

Stuck in Dubai with a full 9-hour shift to render, I searched for a good place to have my birthday breakfast. My work starts at 11:30 AM, so my options are limited as most cafes only open at 10. Then, I saw that Atmosphere in Burj Khalifa has a breakfast voucher on The Entertainer app, and the restaurant opens at 7 AM! Hmmm! Early breakfast at the world's highest restaurant sounded brilliant. And to think it's Buy 1 Get 1 Free... splendid! 

Atmosphere Burj Khalifa breakfast review

Oct 27, 2020

A Perfect City Break at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel

Now that the world is slowly coping up with the COVID-19 situation - safety protocols have been implemented here and there - Ed and I have also learned to embrace the new norm. Recently, we started to spend more time outdoors for a natural dose of Vitamin D which I believe we are deficient with by now. And being home buddies and couch potatoes for several months, we finally opted to break away from the mundane household routine with hotel staycations.

Last week, we spent a night at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel. Freshly reopened and launched with an ALLSAFE label, we were confident that we'll experience a much-needed city break with peace of mind.

Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel Review

Oct 21, 2020

Seafood Thursdays in Medley at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel

When the pandemic started, dining out became a rare occasion for me and Ed. It was surprising and somehow funny how I transitioned from being a big eater in restaurants to a domesticated wife who preferred to eat home-cooked meals. But as expected, halfway through 2020, my taste buds longed for diversity. So when the new norms of eating out were implemented, we safely and slowly began rediscovering Dubai's food scene... starting from the restaurants we loved pre-Covid.

Medley in Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel was one of our go-to venues for theme night buffets and Iftars in the past. Following the municipality's strict safety guidelines, it recently reopened and reintroduced Seafood Thursdays. 

Safety + Seafood. Those two are enough reasons for me to go back to Medley.

Medley Dubai Seafood Thursdays Buffet