On the hunt for a cheap breakfast place . Stumbled on Chutney Mary. Hope the aloo parathas are good. – at International city, Spain Cluster with Bish – See on Path.
I haven’t done a UAE National Day post (not that I can remember – my aging brain being what it is). Unlike most (expat) folks – especially my fellow Indians – I have not amassed any wealth. Not the conventional kind anyway but (cannot resist the cliche) a…
A group of friends have volunteered for Climb for Cancer this year, where they will climb Mt Kilimanjaro on 28 November. Here is some background. Since 2009, Climb for Cancer has raised $457,000 to help in the fight against pediatric cancer. Each trip is fully funded by the volunteers themselves and all donations made go directly towards the patients’ treatments.
This year this group of friends are raising money for a 9-year old Syrian girl called Shahad. So far they’ve raised $50,000, but with less than 2 weeks until the online campaign ends and a week until the volunteers begin their trek, they’re still a long way away to reaching the $80,000 goal needed to fund her trip and treatment.
Please help support by donating or spreading the word.
There’s also a charity dinner happening tonight if you have time and money to spare.
The best festive flavours can be found at Kambaa with a mouthwatering display of seasonal delights from Festive cookies, Mince Pies to Gingerbread men, and Chocolate Delights. Pick up a beautifully hand-wrapped selection of your favourite Festive treats for a special gift or to add to your Festive stockings.
Date: December 1 to 30, 2013
Time: 7am to Midnight
Take home the ultimate Festive treat with Kambaa’s ‘Turkey Takeaway Hamper,’ that can feed anywhere from four to eight people, all prepared to perfection with traditional sides and accompaniments including Chestnut Stuffing, Roast Potatoes, Roast Mixed Root Vegetables, Buttered Brussels Sprouts, Chicken Sausage in a Blanket, and Turkey Gravy and Cranberry Sauce, among others.
Date: December 2013
Time: 7am to Midnight
Price: AED 800 for a whole roast Festive Turkey from 6 to 7kgs; and AED 550 for a Slow Roast Rib Eye of Beef for four to five people; among others
Flavours of the Festive Season at Mazina
Share the spirit of the season with friends and family with a trio of tantalising dining occasions to take you through the Festive week. Traditional favourites and international flavours come together with buffet, brunch, and à la carte options that showcase seasonal classics such as Turkey and Goose, along with crisp salads and the most indulgent desserts. A special guest appearance from Santa Claus will keep younger guests entertained and get a family picture to treasure at our festive photo booth.
Date: Festive Eve Dinner Buffet – December 24, 2013; Festive Day Brunch – December 25, 2013
Time: Brunch – 12:30pm to 3:30pm; Dinner – 7pm to 11pm
Price: AED 250 per person, including soft drinks; AED 395 per person, including house beverages
A Stylish Start to The New Year at Mazina
Signature dining and lively celebrations are on the menu this December as the countdown to 2014 begins at Mazina. The perfect location for New Year celebrations with breathtaking views over the glittering Dubai Marina skyline, whether it’s an intimate dinner for two or group get-together, enjoy an evening of exciting entertainment and world-class cuisine. Start January with an interactive family style brunch for more great food and the chance to relive the fun of 2013.
Date: New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner – December 31, 2013; New Year’s Day Family Brunch – January 1, 2014
Time: New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner – 7pm to 1am; New Year’s Day Family Brunch – 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Price: New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner – AED 395 per person, including soft drinks and AED 495 per person, including house beverages; New Year’s Day Family Brunch – AED 195 per person, including soft drinks, and AED 325 per person, including house beverages
Party al fresco for a night out under the stars at Dubai Marina’s coolest lounge style nightspot and bid farewell to the old year in the city’s most photogenic setting. Effortless glamour is the name of the game, so dress up and prepare to party through to the early hours of the New Year to the sounds of a guest band and Resident DJ, an international tapas buffet, unlimited select beverages, and roving paparazzi to capture the moment.
Date: December 31, 2013
Time: 8pm to 2am
Price: AED 850 per person, including house beverages, international tapas buffet, and access to Blends
Party People at Blends
Make a date with friends at Blends and join the city’s party people at Dubai Marina’s favourite after dark lounge where the energetic vibe will get you in the mood for a night of sparkling celebration on the dance floor, and at the bar, to welcome in the New Year in style.
Countdown to 2014 with big screen entertainment and a DJ in the mixing booth at Dubai’s ultimate New Year’s party.
Date: December 31, 2013
Time; 7pm until late
Price: AED 200 per person, including one house beverage