UAE

Breakfast at Culinary Boutique | Dubai

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Looking for a place to gather your friends, share good conversation and enjoy a delicious brunch? Culinary Boutique is a great go to spot -especially on a weekend. The buzzing atmosphere and wonderful service will definitely make you want to prolong your outing.

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Culinary Boutique’s extensive menu features mouthwatering staple breakfast dishes such as Eggs Benedict, fluffy French Toast, and healthy options like Granola bowls. The struggle was most definitely real when the time came to place our order. Too many favourites to choose from!

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Falafel Explosion – Lebanese falafel served in a warm round bun with sesame yoghurt sauce for dipping.

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Eggs-celent choices

Menemen- Turkish style scrambled eggs with tomato & lots of flavourful spices.

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Shakshuka – Poached egg & organic Greek yoghurt served with crusty French baguette.

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Spanish Omelette- Potatoes, Scamorza cheese & porcini mushrooms served in a cast iron skillet.

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Savory Truffle Egg Custard – served with crusty French bread.

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Eggs Benedict – Always a breakfast favourite. Asparagus, smoked paprika & Hollandaise sauce.

Avocado Toast- The craze right now. Poached eggs, cherry tomatoes & chives.

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Sweet tooth

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French Toast- Berry compote, French vanilla cream. This is the melt-in-your-mouth type of dessert you don’t want to share.

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Counting your calories? Go for their healthy Chia Seed GranolaRoasted chia seeds, mixed with yoghurt, nuts, kiwi, papaya, dragon fruit, quinoa & pomegranate.

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Pick to sit indoor among their homey and contemporary aesthetics; or if the weather allows, ask for a seat in the terrace or rooftop to catch a glimpse of the Burj Khalifa.

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Culinary Boutique is on top of our Dubai Lyst. We just can’t wait for our next visit!

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Urban Yoga | Dubai

This New York City industrial loft inspired Yoga Studio is located high up on the 37th floor of the Aspect Tower, in the heart of Dubai’s Business Bay. It is here where you can disconnect from the bustling city life and reconnect with your breath.

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There are two studios: a large brick lined warehouse space with super high ceilings & breathtaking city and ocean views, as well as a cosy loft style studio on the upper floor.

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Tip I: When in the large studio, set your mat on the front right side of the room so you can catch a glimpse of the Burj Khalifa throughout the practice!

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Urban Yoga offers a range of classes for all levels. Everything from powerful Vinyasa to restorative Yin. With classes starting as early as 6.30AM for early risers, and as late as 8.30PM for those wanting to de-stress after a long day at the office. Click here for their full schedule.

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We tried the afternoon Strala class with Brittany C – an amazing instructor with so much passion for her practice. Originally from NYC, she adds to the urban vibe of the studio – making you think you’re right in the heart of Manhattan!

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At Urban Yoga there is always something to look forward to. Whether its a workshop, a 200 hour teacher training, or monthly events such as Rooftop Yoga, Partner Yoga, and Glow Flow: Yoga in the dark with neon attire & an upbeat playlist. Sign us up!

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Drop ins are AED 90 per class. But you’ll be back for more, so why not opt for their class packs or monthly membership plans. For more info on their rates click here.

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The Oberoi Hotel | Dubai

The Oberoi Dubai: where luxury meets business. A five star contemporary luxury hotel towering over the hustle and bustle of Dubai’s Business Bay.

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STAY

We checked into their spacious 52 square meter Deluxe City View room with floor to ceiling windows, boasting an uninterrupted view of the Burj Khalifa.

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This bright and spacious room features a super comfortable King size bed, housekeeping service twice daily, a fully stocked mini fridge with a Nespresso machine – a necessity for any coffee addict.

Tip I: Ask for the Pillow Menu and choose your favourite, with options to suit every sleep type.

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Their attentive staff offer exceptional service making sure your stay is as comfortable as can be. Welcome gifts upon your arrival and fresh fruits delivered to your room daily!

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The plush Italian marble tiled bathroom features a his and hers double vanity, glass paneled shower, and a standalone bath tub with spectacular views of the city.

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EAT

BREAKFAST at Nine7One

Make sure you don’t miss out on breakfast at Nine7One, served daily from 6.30-10.30AM. Choose from a variety of healthy and filling breakfast options from a variety of cuisines. Take a seat outside in their bright & peaceful courtyard and enjoy your breakfast under the morning sun.

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IRIS LOUNGE

Up on the 27th floor is where you will find Iris, the hotel’s rooftop restaurant/lounge. Grab a bite, a drink, and sit back to watch the sun set over the Dubai skyline.

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Iris is open seven days a week, and features a live band on Sundays & Tuesdays. On weekends, it’s doors are open until 3AM.

GYM

Sweat it out at the hotel’s 24 hour gym, offering Life Fitness cardio and strength training equipment as well as free weights.

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 The hotel offers complementary Yoga sessions everyday (except Sundays) from 6-6.45PM.

Tip II: Private sessions are also available for hotel guests at AED 100 for a 45 minute class.

POOL

Start or end your day at the hotel’s beautiful Olympic sized swimming pool. Open from sunrise to sunset, this temperature controlled pool is just what you need to re-energize.

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Whether you are visiting Dubai for business or pleasure, The Oberoi Dubai checks all the boxes.

So, what are you waiting for? Click here to book your stay!

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The Act Dubai

Setting The Scene

Located on the 42nd floor of the Shangri-La Hotel, it’s grand theatrical 1940’s interior makes you feel as if you have stepped into a musical off Broadway. Servers are wearing green military uniforms to go with the theme of the night: Propaganda. A selection of hits from the 80s and 90s play while the audience start to fill up the baroque inspired theater.

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 Tip I: If you are a large party, ask to sit in the Upper Level where they have private theater-themed booths.

Opening Act

Once the drinks start flowing, your server will start to bring out the different plates to tantalize your taste buds. Our favourite: the liquid sweetcorn ravioli with chipotle & crispy corn served on top of freshly cut lime. Take a bite out of the lime to experience a surprising explosion of flavours, ending with a slight crunch.

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It’s Showtime

As for the actual show, we won’t give too much away… Let’s just say, the variety of performers make sure to deliver jaw dropping, nail biting and breathtaking entertainment!

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The signature Tasting Menu offers 6 distinct courses, all served in the middle and all small plates; making it ideal for sharing. The cuisine is Peruvian with a Japanese twist, each plate has a unique flavour and sensory experience in itself.

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Timing is on point – the food arrives in sync with the performances, giving you enough time to eat and chat in between the acts. After all, you wouldn’t want your food to arrive in the dark.

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The combination of gripping theatrical performances, palatable Peruvian cuisine and sophisticated nightlife makes it an entirely unmatched venue in Dubai.

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  Though, it can be quite pricey- their Tasting menu is AED 450 per person. Nonetheless, you are guaranteed to have a one of a kind experience.

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After the curtains are drawn and the show comes to an end, the DJ will lure you onto the dance floor until the early hours.

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Beach Brunch at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

Two of our favourite things are Beaching and Brunching. So we had to try the Beach Brunch at one of the most internationally known Beach clubs: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE.

The setting is exactly what you would expect from Blue Marlin: beautiful people, great music, fun & friendly servers. It truly is a classic Sunday Funday experience, except on a Saturday!

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What’s the deal?

You get your own Beach bed or Sun lounger, unlimited food, alcoholic & non alcoholic drinks – all for AED 295 per person. Just make sure you arrive before 2PM so you have plenty of time to settle in and place your orders. The Brunch is served between 2-4PM, after that, anything you order will be added on as extra.

EAT

The food is fresh and definitely satisfying as there is something for every taste. So if you are not a Sushi lover, go for the Lamb Ravioli, Chicken Croquettes, or Grilled Shrimps with Tahini sauce – Deeeelicious!

Next up: Dessert, our favourite meal on a sunny day. Cool down with some freshly sliced fruit. Or if you’re feeling something sweeter; the Peruvian inspired donuts are just what you need! The pumpkin spice flavour pairs so well with the creamy corn ice cream – Perfecto!

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Tip I: Something that the Blue Marlin in Ibiza doesn’t offer: Shisha/Hookah. So go ahead and choose from a variety of flavours.

ENJOY

Take in the Mediterranean vibes. Lay back, soak up the sun, enjoy your Sangria whilst listening to the DJ spin classic Ibiza tunes. If it gets too hot, take a dip into the cool turquoise waters. Tip II: watch out for Jetskis or Flyboards as they love to ride out to this area and show off their moves.

Before the sun goes down, the DJ moves over to the wooden deck, a new crowd joins, and the party continues. So stay and watch the sunset at this beautiful oasis and dance the night away under the star lit skies.

Tip III: Keep in mind it is a 40 minute drive from Downtown Dubai and the Taxi queue at the end of the night is LONG! Sign up to Uber and enter the Promo Code: oa993 to get your first free ride worth AED 60.

The next Beach Brunch is on 13th February: This Valentine’s Brunch will feature authentic Flamenco music by Gipsy Moreno from the Gipsy Kings. For more info, check out the Upcoming Events for your own BMI experience!

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Catch Dubai

If you’ve been to Catch NYC you will already know what to expect when you walk in – loud music, exposed brick wall interior and a buzzing atmo. Apart from the size, the Dubai location isn’t any different. You immediately notice the rustic industrial feel to the restaurant. The dim lighting, cool Banksy inspired art pieces and diverse clientele make you feel as if you are right in the heart of the Meatpacking district.

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Tip I: For you Snapchat lovers, Catch has it’s own Geofilter!

What’s the Catch?

The menu is split into 4 sections: Rolled, Cold, Hot &  Mains and are all perfect for sharing. The food comes out pretty quickly so don’t worry if you’re still hungry after the first few plates. The servers are very attentive and will come to your rescue- in their modern take of seafaring style!

Rolled: DXB Roll and Spider Roll are excellent to start with and generous with their portions!

Cold: Beet Salad – Apart from being so beautifully presented, it’s so light and flavourful. The candied walnuts add a nice texture to complement the goats cheese.

Hot: Crispy Shrimp, Crunchy Rice Cakes (SO good, you need a double portion for sure) &  Scallop Gnocchi for you truffle lovers.

Mains: We decided to skip the mains to save room for dessert!

INDULGE

Catch is one of those places where you wished you never looked at the Dessert menu…just because you would want to order them all!

So, for one night forget about your sugar intake & extra calories, and make sure you order these two Instagram worthy mouthwatering creations.

 S’mores Pizza

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 Toffee Date Pudding

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The vibe is exactly what you are looking for on a weekend. While the DJ remixes your all time favourite tunes, ask the bartender to stir up some of coolest and creative cocktails in the City. Try the Pears on Fleek or the Kali (Jalapeno infused tequila) – for those of you looking to spice things up!

Tip II: On your way out, head to the bathrooms. There are quite a few quirky surprises & oh so many Selfie opportunities.

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