The Dubai Diaries: P. F. Chang’s

Located at: Dubai Festival City Mall / Mirdif City Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 25th and 31st March, 2022 This is a combined review of P. F. Chang’s at Dubai Festival City and Mirdif City Center – two of many of the chain’s locations across the Middle East. There were a couple of dishes…

The Dubai Diaries: Gazebo

Located at: Deira City Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 29th March, 2022 Gazebo’s a spot that we sometimes visited or ordered from for a bit of North Indian cuisine during our Dubai days. On this particular visit, we started off with some Subzi Samosa (AED 17.50) – i.e., their vegetable samosa. The appetiser arrived…

The Dubai Diaries: Bloomsbury’s

Located at: Al Ghurair Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 26th March, 2022 We made a breakfast stop at Bloomsbury’s one morning – a spot that was not present atAl Ghurair Centre during our pre-Covid visit two years ago. They had a comprehensive breakfast menu that offered everything from sandwiches to pancakes, shakshouka, wraps and…

The Dubai Diaries: Éclairs at PAUL @ The Dubai Mall

We’ve had plenty of their savoury dishes and cakes and pastries before, but this is the first time I tried Paul’s éclairs. And I thought they were lovely! Of course, mine was the chocolate one. The filling was creamy (but not buttery) and just right in sweetness, the pastry was firm but soft, and the…

The Dubai Diaries: Atisuto @ Al Ghurair Centre

Located at: Ground Floor, Al Ghurair Centre, Al Rigga Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 14 & 16 Oct, 2019 Atisuto is a cosy and casual Japanese restaurant that we enjoy visiting from time to time. The unique décor gives the place a rather welcoming yet street-vibe feel. This review is a combination of two…

The Dubai Diaries: India Palace

Located at: Ground Floor, Al Huda Building, Al Garhoud, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 13 Oct, 2019 We used to pay India Palace a visit every now and then when they had their branch at Al Ghurair. However, this was our first visit to their restaurant at Al Garhoud. The place is quite large with…

The Dubai Diaries: Rubicons Coffee’s Dulce de Leche Cheesecake @ The Dubai Mall

Located at: Financial Center Road, Downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 12 Oct, 2019 This Dulce de Leche Cheesecake came highly recommended, and apparently is Rubicons’ best-seller. A bite into it and you realise why. It is an absolutely beautiful, smooth cheesecake sitting on a softly crunchy biscuit base, seamlessly topped with a layer of…

The Dubai Diaries: Wagamama @ The Dubai Mall

Located at: Financial Center Road, Downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 12 Oct, 2019 We’ve walked past this Asian and Japanese chain on the lower ground floor many times before, and decided to make a stop for lunch on this particular day. Perhaps partly owing to it being the weekend, it was packed, and we…

The Dubai Diaries: Friday Brunch @ Radisson Blu Deira

Located at: Baniyas Road, Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 11 Oct, 2019 Radisson Blu has restructured their Friday Brunch spread a bit since our last visit, and it has quite a neat disposition. As before, most of the savoury items are arranged by cuisine type – Japanese, Middle Eastern, Indian, Thai / Far Eastern,…