Abu Dhabi | The Glamorous Emirates Palace


UAE. Doesn’t. Know. How. To. Do. Simple!

With the strict smart casual dress code, and yeah being a popular place for royalties, dignitaries and celebrities, I gotta admit that this prestigious hotel was intimidating at first. Not that I belittle myself, but to actually stay in this “classy” place even for just a night was totally unplanned and unexpected. Ok, at least not this soon.

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Abu Dhabi | Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque


“Thanks to our ancestors who challenged the adversities of time and the misfortunes of life.
Due to their fortitude, our generation is living in prosperity and grace.”

– Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan, 1918-2004

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A Taste of Batavia at Betawi


I’ve been wanting to dine in this “hidden gem” in Karama ever since I read about it on blogs and it’s awesome reviews on Zomato. Highly commended Southeast Asian restaurant by TimeOut Dubai in 2011, Betawi is totally worth a visit. Two weeks ago albeit unplanned, I decided to find out what the hype was all about and check out this tiny and humble food place that serves authentic Indonesian staples.

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Fujairah | Staycation at Concorde Hotel


So two weekends ago, the “squad” braved the scorching heat of UAE (Gahd! August is the worst!) and took a 2-hour drive from Dubai to Fujairah to celebrate yet another birthday (Happy Belated Birthday Ate Mara! 🙂 ) and yeah mainly to do nothing but chill (Eat. Drink. Sleep. Repeat.) at Concorde Hotel.

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Sampling Nay


Being foodies (yes, we consider ourselves legit foodies. haha!), last night we tried some of what Nay Cafe and Lounge has to offer. Having no idea where to take our snack slash dinner, we passed by and entered this very spacious and laid-back cafe expecting nothing but to satisfy our hungry tummies. We sampled some of their best sellers and they sure did not disappoint.

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Wish Grilling at Absolute Barbecues


With the tagline “India’s Favorite Grill Restaurant”, Absolute Barbecues or AB’s opened its second branch in Dubai around May this year. They opened their first branch along Sheikh Zayed Road in Media City in 2015. This branch, located in Deira (just opposite Deira City Center) has 120 seating capacity, each table equipped with live grille for an absolute grill dining experience.

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