Free signature dishes, free movies and first-ever outdoor events at Majid Al Futtaim shopping malls this Dubai Food Festival

 

  • Get your FOODIE TICKET at Mall of the Emirates
  • City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Me’aisem present ‘Outdoors by City Centre’
  • Watch a movie for free when dining at City Centre Deira

 Majid Al Futtaim—the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia—unveils an exciting array of innovative gastronomic experiences for visitors of all ages, in celebration of Dubai Food Festival, from Feb 22 to March 10, 2018.

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The highly anticipated food extravaganza—renowned for its diverse cuisine and world-class entertainment—will feature events at Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Me’aisem.

“As a strategic partner of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment —the organisers of Dubai Food Festival—Majid Al Futtaim is hosting an array of delicious activations for the whole family. With free dinners and movie screenings, and new ‘Outdoors by City Centre’ community events, Majid Al Futtaim continues to innovate by bringing bespoke events for all.” said Fuad Mansoor Sharaf, Managing Director for Majid Al Futtaim Properties, Shopping Malls (UAE, Bahrain & Oman).

Visitors of Mall of the Emirates who dine in any of the mall’s restaurants can bring their receipts to the customer service desk and get a FOODIE TICKET. From Feb 22 to March 10, the FOODIE TICKET will offer shoppers discounted dishes across the mall’s participating restaurants. Those who will share their experience on social media will get a chance to win AED 1,000 daily. Shoppers spending 350 AED or more at the mall will get a chance to win AED 5,000 daily, while those who spend at any F&B outlets will get double the chances of winning.

Dinning at any of the 95 F&B destinations at Mall of the Emirates might turn into a very rewarding experience, as visitors will be able to participate in exciting digital games. Those who are able to recognize and identify some of the mall’s restaurants’ famous dishes will win instant dining vouchers.

 City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Me’aisem will host their first open-air community event: “Outdoors by City Centre”. In line with Majid Al Futtaim’s mission to deliver innovative sensory experiences, the event will feature a temporary garden, complete with picnic tables, beanbags, lighting and greenery. Visitors will enjoy international cuisine from the venues’ food stalls and food trucks while watching movies under the stars at the open-air theatre.

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The community events will offer live music in a variety of genres performed by some of the emirate’s most talented musical acts. Little ones will be kept entertained with skill, redemption and video games at the pop-up Magic Planet amusement zone. Visitors of City Centre Me’aisem will be able to bring their pets along to be pampered at the mobile grooming parlour.

“Outdoors by City Centre” will take place from Feb 22 to March 10, is open to everyone and entrance is free. Outdoors by City Centre Mirdif will be open from 4pm to 10pm on weekdays and from 10am to midnight on weekends.  Outdoors by City Centre Me’aisem will be open from 4pm to midnight on weekdays and from 10am to midnight on Weekends.

City Centre Mirdif shoppers will have the chance to win a whopping AED 5,000 daily, while City Centre Me’aisem’s, in collaboration with Dubai Shopping Malls Group, will offer a chance to win a “Nissan Kicks Car”, when spending AED 50 or more at the mall.

Families and friends visiting City Centre Deira are invited to show off their culinary skills at the malls’ first-of-its-kind digital kitchen. Surrounded by touch screens featuring kitchen appliances, participants will cook in a virtual gaming environment but will still be able to smell the aroma of their creations!  Prizes worth AED 2,000 will be up for grabs each day from Feb 22 to March 10. In addition, diners who spend AED 150 at City Centre Deira and present their receipt at the customer service desk will automatically get a free movie ticket.

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Stay tuned for more details via the malls’ Twitter, Facebook and Instagram social media feeds and their respective websites, www.malloftheemirates.com, www.citycentredeira.com, www.citycentremirdif.com and www.citycentremeaisem.com.

PHILIPPINES DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM (PDOT) ANNOUNCED 10 PERCENT INCREASE ON TOURIST ARRIVAL IN BORACAY IN JANUARY 2018

Boracay is still the top tourism destination for Middle Eastern travellers

 Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) announced an increase of 10% on tourist arrival in Boracay islands for the first month of 2018.

Boracay received a total of 186,893 tourists from January 1 to 31 of this year; 17,050 higher than those the island welcomed in January 2017.

Of the total tourists recorded in the first month of this year, foreign tourists listed were 125,910; while domestic tourists were 55,216; and the Overseas Filipinos were 5,767.

The said number of tourists generated a total of P5,948,343,105.60 (USD114,505,604.78) in tourism receipts; wherein P4,962,853,459.20 (USD 95,534,929.09) came from the foreign tourists and Overseas Filipinos; and P985,489,646.40 (USD 18970675.69) were from the domestic tourists.

Meanwhile, Chinese and Korean tourists remain the top foreign visitors of the island in January this year with 54,615 and 44,458 arrivals, respectively.

Also included in the top 10 foreign visitor list were nationals from United States of America with 2,567 arrivals; Russia 2,360; Australia 2,107; Taiwan 1,915; United Kingdom 1,820; Malaysia 1,385; Saudi Arabia 1,351; and Canada 1,205.

The Department of Tourism-Boracay said that the island is targeting 17 international cruise ship calls in the first six months of the year that could bring in a total of 58,000 tourists in the resort island.

The Philippines has seen the consistent growth in tourist arrivals from the Middle East. In 2017, the Philippines received a total of 89,932 tourists from the region. Tourist arrivals from Saudi Arabia and UAE, the two largest markets out of the region for the Philippines, reached 54,716 and 16,399 respectively.

The PDOT aims to achieve 100,000 tourists from the Middle East by the end of 2018 and proactively developing strategic partnerships with key stakeholders in the Middle East to capture a sizeable percentage of its high-yield tourist market.

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MEET ME IN BORACAY

The palm-studded island of Boracay – with its white, talcum-fine beach, balmy weather, and warm, crystalline waters – is like a hypnotic magnet. In this tiny, butterfly-shaped island at the northwestern tip of Panay in Western Visayas, days can be spent simply lazing on the beach while nights are for indulging in the tropical party lifestyle.

The best part of the island is the four-kilometer White Beach hailed as the “finest beach in the world.” The surrounding water is shallow and the sand is finer and brighter than most beaches in the archipelago. White Beach is so, soooo fine, it feels like treading on miles of baby powder!

The code in Boracay is strictly informal. There is an undeniably easy atmosphere in the island, where walking barefoot than shod is the rule rather than the exception. Even swinging discos have the beach for a floor, giving dance a new twist. There are no hang-ups here. During the day, tourists having a soothing massage under the shade of a coconut tree beside the shoreline is a common sight. And from dusk to dawn, Boracay turns into one big party place where everyone is welcome to join in. But first, let’s toast that sunset cocktail!

Diversions are not a problem, with leisure activities calendared throughout the year and amenities offered by some 350 tourist establishments. There is plenty to do other than beachbumming and partyhopping. For the adventure-driven, there is “”Mambo Number 5″” – a little bit of boating and wind surfing, a little bit of scuba diving, a little bit of trekking, a little bit of mountain biking, and a little bit of golf. On the eastern side of the island is Bulabog Beach, a boardsailor’s mecca that draws enthusiasts from all over the world, especially during the peak season from November to March. In January, it is the site of an International Funboard Cup.

Sailboating and kayaking are popular sporting activities, with Boracay playing host to the annual Paraw Regatta, an international sailboat race that makes use of the native outrigger. Dive sites surround the island and are learning venues to both novice and professional divers, guided by competent instructors of the many dive shops that operate in the area.

Trekking and mountain biking can also bring the intrepid to the island’s quaint interior villages and to the edges’ scenic rocky cliffs, discovering along the way many hidden coves with isolated beaches far from the tourist crowd. And for golf bugs, Fairways and Bluewater Resort Golf and Countryclub has an 18-hole championship course.

For further information about the Philippines visit the Philippines Department of Tourism English and Arabic social media sites at:

Facebook: @funinphili

Twitter: @PhilTourismME

Instagram: @PhilTourimME

Or the Philippine Department of Tourism Middle East Marketing Representative Office at:

Tel: +971 (0)4 433 5952     E-mail: dotmiddleeast@aviareps.com

Website: http://itsmorefuninthephilippines.com

Breakfast At 21 Grams Park Regis Boutique Jumeirah

21 Grams Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Our recent staycation was at unique Boutique Hotel. The famous chain of Park Regis have recently launched their concept of Park Regis Boutique. This small but sophisticated property lies at the main location at Jumeirah Road just at the Kite Beach and next to Umm Suqeim Park. The Boutique Hotel comprises of rooms with elegant interior which is a mix of Contemporary & traditional décor. The distinctive touch has been given by using cane, jute, wood & rust shades & basic amenities have been provided in the hotel.

21 Grams, Urban Balkan Bistro is the only mini restaurant situated within the property at Park Regis Boutique.
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You can have your a la carte meals & if you enjoy reading spend quality time with coffee & books.
We had our breakfast , the timings for breakfast are from 7am to 11 am. In breakfast, the mini bread basket for two includes sliced bread pieces & croissant with a serving of butter, plum & apricot jams,with two Garnny Smiths & coffee.
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Our order from the breakfast menu was Fried Eggs sunny side up with two slices of bread, the other was Wild Mushroom Omelette with Feta Cheese Mousse. I liked the sumptuous serving & delicious taste of omelette.
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Staycation at Park Regis Boutique Jumeirah

I have been experiencing interesting & diverse types of  staycations  lately. The  different experiences include  camping staycation last month, & this month our recent staycation  was a unique Boutique Hotel stay. The famous chain of Park Regis have recently launched their concept of Park Regis Boutique.

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This small but  sophisticated property lies at the main location at Jumeirah Road  just near to Kite Beach and Umm Suqeim Park.

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The beach goers can have an easy access to the Kite Beach which is just behind the hotel. And if you are staying with small kids, Umm Suqeim Park  just next to the property provides complete entertainment for the entire family.

The Boutique Hotel comprises of rooms with elegant interior  which is a mix of Contemporary & traditional décor. The distinctive decor has been done by using cane, jute, wood & rust shades &  basic amenities have been provided in the hotel.

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Room :

We stayed in a very spacious family room. The master bed & two single beds accommodated well in the room.   Iron stand, locker ,extra towels, bath robes etc is available. Strong Wifi & our room had a good sized balcony with partial view of iconic Burj al Arab.

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The comfortable bath is fitted with all necessities.

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The mini bar & snack box is free of charge & is refilled every next day. Tea & Espresso maker is also available.  The mini bar includes fresh juice ,soft drinks ,sparkling water & a snack box of chocolate coated dates, chips, Maamoul & nuts.

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Breakfast At 21grams.

This Urban Balkan Bistro is the only mini restaurant situated within the property at Park Regis Boutique. You can have your a la carte meals & if you enjoy reading spend quality time with coffee & books.

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We had our breakfast , the timings for breakfast are from 7am to 11 am. In breakfast, the mini bread basket  for two includes sliced bread pieces & croissant with a serving of butter, plum & apricot jams, two Granny Smiths & coffee.

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Our order from the breakfast menu was Fried Eggs sunny side up with two slices of bread, the other was Wild Mushroom Omelette with Feta Cheese Mousse. I liked the sumptuous serving & delicious taste of omelette.

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The staff is very careful & active with a very quick service.

Room Tariff:

Room Type                                 Single                              Double

Classic                                        AED 1,550                      AED 1,550

Boutique                                      AED 1,600                      AED 1,600

Deluxe                                         AED 1,750                      AED 1,750

Regis                                           AED 2,000                      AED 2,000

The above room rates are per room per night subject to 10% municipality fees, 10% service charge & AED 10 tourism dirham fee. 5% VAT.

Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

Check in time 15:00 hours

Check out  time  12:00 hours

Inter-connecting rooms subject to availability.
Phone *97143322277
rsvprbj@parkregishotels.com
http://www.parkregisboutiquedubai.com

Dinner by the Beach at Bin Majid Beach Hotel – Ras al Khaimah

Experience the enchanting atmosphere and share special romantic moment with your loved one!

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An exquisite five-course menu, cabana set up, breathtaking views of the beach and tangerine sunset will complete the Romantic moment with your loved one.
Starting at AED 399 includes 5-Course Menu with soft beverages.
Starting at AED 499 includes 5-Course Menu with bottle of grapes.
36 hours advance reservation is required Timings upon request
*Terms and Conditions apply

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HOW to Book
Book your private cabana Romantic Dinner “by the beach” by calling +971 7 243 4000 or email fb.hotel@binmajid.com
*Terms and Conditions apply

Al Maeda Restaurant – DoubleTree by Hilton JBR

Al Maeda - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai Jumeirah Beach Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

DoubleTree by Hilton’s JBR outlet holds an ideal location at the fantabulous JBR ,with beach view & the biggest upcoming attraction in JBR …. Dubai Eye.
The subtle interior of the restaurant also combines the traditional touch of middle eastern cuisine , an open kitchen where the chef prepares & does the final touches to those enticing dishes before they reach your table.

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Interior also has a tantalizing display of baked ka’aks & spices on one side and wooden panels in décor, with private or family seating arrangement is beautifully done.
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The terrace provides an ample seating, as usual my choice & preference was outdoor dining, as I want to make the most of this short lived pleasant weather of UAE. Fitted LED is another great attraction for sport enthusiasts.
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I got the invite to review their Lebanese restaurant Al Maeda. Lebanese food is also one of my favorites. The spread of salads & mezzehs / starters is the main attraction of Lebanese dining concept.
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We were take care of by the pleasant host Sunny & her staff. So you still have time to have an alfresco experience with the delicious spread of Lebanese starters & main course, here is the detail of what we had. We started with refreshing Mojitos one with a hint of strawberry & other was lemonade.

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Starters, Cold & Hot Mezzes: All time favorite Hummus, Fattoush , Freekeh & Quinoa Salad.
Do try their Pistachio Hummus, still recalling those chopped pistachios mixed with hummus & freshly baked bread. Actually the whole spread is worth trying.
Baba Ghanoush & Chicken Falafel was another traditional dish with a twist.

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Mains & Grills:
Mixed Grill … a platter of lamb Kofta, lamb kebab & shish taook & a piece of lamb chop. All tasted so good & perfect in flavors served along with dips & sour cream.
Chicken Ka’ak…. Traditional Ka’ak is served with a generous stuffing of very flavorful diced chicken & salad. The stuffing & salad makes a very good portion of it.
Rice : Rice tasted god as well, & if you like your dishes to be nicely garnished with nuts then you are surely to enjoy this rice garnished with pine nuts.

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Desserts: Chocolate Mousse Tart. Delicious dark chocolate stuffed in tart & dark chocolate sauce to be poured over separately.
Mango Muhalabia …. Great combination of mango was done to the traditional muhalabia which was too good.

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Some Great Offers:
A Week to Remember …. Enjoy lunch with complimentary beach access.
Sunday to Thursday: AED 99
Dine, Dip, Swim & Sip ….. enjoy brunch with complimentary pool & beach access.
Every Friday & Saturday.
One For the Gents … enjoy a complimentary Shisha
Every Thursday from 7pm.
Two for the Ladies ….. enjoy a complimentary drink & Shisha .
Every Wednesday from 7pm.
Book your table at 055 1668092

Sukkar at Boxpark launches new Desserts menu

Sukkar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sukkar, a concept by Logma and CCG’s latest addition, serves Khaleeji sweets & other treats like cakes, cheesecakes, milk cakes, cookies, brownies, lugaimat, and more, all with the flair of local flavors and ingredients such as saffron, rose, pistachio, and rahash to name a few.
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So if you are looking for some innovations or to impress your guests , this place is well sorted out for some enchanting sweet treats for your afternoon tea or just hang around in the outdoor setting of Box Park while enjoying the exciting combination of flavors which the expert team of at Sukkar has put together in desserts & beverages.
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We have had a great dining experience previously at Logma, our recent visit was at Sukkar the sister property of Logma. We got to try variety of traditional delicacies.

Specialty Coffee:
The small outlet just adjacent to Logma has outdoor seating where you can enjoy the weather these days by sipping on new flavors of latte like Saffron, Rose, Lotus & Pistachio Latte.
I opted to have Pistachio Latte, this warm & ‘weather perfect’ drink is perfect to enjoy these days. Chopped nuts in each sip and topped with marshmallows, although I am not a fan of marshmallows, but I enjoyed the Pistachio flavored Latte. Other than specialty coffee, they also have other hot beverages on offer.
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Specialty Shakes:
Very rich & creamy shakes are on offer in the menu. We had the huge scrummiest glass of Snickers Shake which was a mix of vanilla ice-cream, snickers, chocolates, biscuits, peanuts, whipped cream,& caramel sauce.
Other shake flavors are Dates & Honey, Rahash, Berry.
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Sukkar Milk Cakes:
This toothsome dessert comes in many flavors. You need to try all one after the other from their menu. Dessert lovers will find many flavor options in every dessert here. Out of those many options I planned to go for the Classic Milk Cake which is a mouthwatering soft juicy sponge cake well soaked in thick milk sauce & light whipping cream topped with sliced strawberries.
Other lip – smacking flavors of milk cake are Saffron, Pistachio Rose, Hazelnut, Rahash, Horlicks, Rose, & Coconut.
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Sukkar Secrets:
Sukkar Puffs …… delicious soft bites filled with various stuffings like Saffron, Chocolate , Blueberry, Rose, Pistacho, & Vanilla. As you take the bite, the soft flavored sauces oozing out from the puffs are too delightful.
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Cheese Cakes: Mini Cheese cakes to savor along with your favorite beverages. Flavors like Chocolate, Rose, Pistachio, Orange, Blueberry & Rahash. We tired the Rose & Chocolate flavors. Perfect in taste & texture. Rose cheese cake was topped with kunafa , liked the combination of kunafa & cheese cake.
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Sukkar Lugaimat:
All time favorite traditional sweet Lugaimat has also been innovated by the experts at Sukkar. They have introduced so many flavors in Lugaimat. We tried the Oreo Lugaimat, mouth melting perfectly done lugaimats garnished with crumbled oreos, drizzled with white chocolate , milk, chocolate sauce etc. You can also try the innovations & combinations like honey, Nutella, Lotus, White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Berries & Salted Caramel. Traditional Lugaimat is also available.
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Sukkar Specials:
You will find a lot of items which are the secret techniques & recipes of Sukkar chefs. One of them was Cookie Crumble. Crispy baked crumbled cookies covered with heavy chocolate sauce, salted caramel sauce, honey comb, hazelnuts & scoops of vanilla ice-cream. Great tasting dish! Do give it a try.
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And as the cooler days still prevail in the UAE I would recommend to try this place in Box Park , enjoy the ambiance & exciting hot & cold beverages & desserts.
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You can also get parcels & takeaway of your favorite Khaleeji sweets.
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Maharaja Returns At Pullman Dubai Creek – Chef Sweety Singh returns with new flavors at Medley Restaurant

Medley Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Each time as Chef Sweety Singh is back at Medley Restaurant, he introduces innovative recipes & adds exciting flavors with his slow cooking style in Punjabi food.
Here I am sharing what we all savor on the veg & non-veg dishes prepared by chef himself who makes such finger licking combinations of ingredients.

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Chef Sweety Singh has always amazed us with his authentic dishes. According to him he believes in healthier cooking styles & simple techniques in cooking. While dining at Medley Restaurant you also get a chance to meet the chef in person & get some valuable tips on cooking.
Our recent visit to Medley was a feast of authentic Indian & Punjabi cuisine. If you are in a mood for street food, enjoy an unlimited offering as the chef prepares for you spicy, tangy & crispy pani puris ,Bhel & Dahi puri.

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The colorful section of salads has a great variety of all assorted mix, Arabian mediterranean & fresh salads.
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Soups include Pepper Soup & Chicken Broth.
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Starters: This section has mouthwatering selection of kebabs & tikkas like Sabz Kebab, Lahori Paneer Tikka, Meat Di Tikki, Chicken Tikka, & Ajwaini Machi De Pakode (fish). Enjoy with freshly baked Butter chappatis from oven on to your plate.
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Main Course / Curries: Savor on veg & non-veg main courses, veg options are Arbi, Wadiyon Wale Chawal, Amritsari Chole ( chickpeas with spices), Kadi Pakodas ( onion dumplings in yogurt base gravy), Mushroom do Pyaza, Shimla Mirch Paneer ( mixed pepper).
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Non – Veg options are Murgh Makhanwala ( Butter Chicken), Saag Meat ( spinach meat), Jheenga Masalah ( Shrimps), & Qeema Chawal.
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Desserts: You will have an unforgettable experience of sweet delicacies, imagine eating a halwa made of peppers. After an earlier experience of Meat Halwa which left us astonished , this was the second unusual combination. The dessert looked inviting and at the same time tasted good with a slight taste of peppers of course! Do try.
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Other items are Shahi Tukray ( sweet bread slices soaked in reduced milk) , Kheer, Gulab jamun, Gajar ( carrot) Halwa, Coconut Burfi, Fresh Fruits, Pastries , mini Cakes, Brownies, Tarts, & a lot more.
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Additionally enjoy the flavors in Lassi , I would recommend the creamy thick Mulberry Lassi . Karak Chai is also available.
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Experience the ‘Art of Spice’ Indian Night every Friday at Medley Restaurant from 7 to 11 pm.
Book your table by calling 04 6038201 or h2022-sb@accor.com

The Coffee Club – Time Square Centre Dubai

The Coffee Club Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

I have been to various Coffee Club outlets across Dubai.Other than coffee,we have always experienced their delicious main courses & desserts.
Lately I had the chance to visit The Coffee Club outlet at Time Square Centre. Had a very well spent Saturday afternoon. Firstly, you won’t regret walking in Time Square Centre on a weekend at lunch time. As compared to other shopping outlets, we found it quite calm & perfect to wind down in the relaxing ambiance of The Coffee Club, the restaurant attracted a good crowd during lunch hours but it didn’t effect the peaceful atmosphere, I liked the relaxing interior setting which also provides the best service as the staff is so informative & cheerful.
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Frappe …….. We had the most finger-licking frappes with chocolate base. Me & my daughter keep sipping on the flavoursome frappes till the last.
The flavors were:
Chocolate Brownies …… if you are a chocolate & brownie fan , then this one is surely for you,rich, creamy glass full of shake & thick cream topped with brownie chunks.

Crème Brule Frappe ….. another tempting addition in the menu.
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Starters:
Mac and Cheese Croquettes ….. keep your fitness plans aside for a while and do ask for these tempting cheesy potato croquettes filled with cheese & served on a bed of dressing.
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Mains:
Salmon Nicoise Pesto ……. After having those rich creamy shakes, this salmon dish is a good decision. I like salmon in any form, this grilled big salmon piece makes the day with colorful accompaniments of veggies & fresh pesto sauce.
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Chicken and Cashew Nut Stir Fry …. This is a hit item in their menu & I have tried it in other Coffee Club outlets as well. Stir fried chicken mixed with capsicum, onions, oyster sauce, dried chillies, cashew nuts, spring onions, served with steamed jasmine rice.
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Dessert …. chocolate waffles with nutella, brownie crumble topped with vanilla ice-cream, whipped cream & cotton candy. This dessert is part of their new menu. Crispy waffles, warm & cold combination of ingredients is a must try.
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Elemis forms partnership with Soul Wellness & Spa, the new holistic haven at Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai

   Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai presents Soul Wellness & Spa – a brand-new holistic concept that balances mind, body and soul.

We recently attended the pampering event at the Sheraton Grand Hotel with a lot of offerings like Elemis skin lab consultation, express mini facials, body treatments & healthy snacks & beverages. Enjoyed the sessions while sipping on the refreshing Charcoal Lemonade & other healthy treats.

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The tranquil space, formerly operated by Shine Spa, takes cues from time-honoured Eastern traditions, said Spa Consultant Nikolina Jungic, who oversees the facility.

The venue’s soothing decor is rich in earthy elements including verdant greens and the warm hues of bark, echoing the scent of Arabian sandalwood wafting through the air. Offering holistic wellness with local relevance, and draped in flowing white curtains, it provides a feeling of peace that is worlds away from the city’s hustle and bustle. To boost the therapeutic effect, each treatment is followed by an optional complimentary 10-minute guided meditation experience designed to increase creativity and relaxation. This takes place in the spa’s relaxation area, which has breathtaking views of Dubai.

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“Healthy food and drinks prepared by Sheraton chefs are being served at the venue, with refreshments included in some treatment packages,” Jungic added

INNOVATIVE THERAPIES

Indulgent bespoke therapies include customised treatments utilising natural ingredients alongside some of the finest skincare brands found anywhere. For instance, the Elemis Pro Collagen Age-Defying Facial, AED 600, contains red coral and Padina pavonica algae, known as Peacock’s Tail, while the organic oils used in the Soul Signature Massage, AED 500, leave the skin feeling supple. The spa’s Arabian Dream Ritual, AED 750, involves exfoliation with a scrub of fine Arabica coffee, ginger and invigorating lime to tackle stubborn cellulite, wrinkles and blemishes before a blend of warm essential oils is applied for suppleness and strength. Another offering, the Thousand-Flower Detox Wrap, AED 550, contains nourishing green tea balm to restore equilibrium and energy.

Lovebirds can celebrate special occasions in a treatment room made for two. VIP personalised couples’ experiences, priced from AED 1,500, can be arranged, with romantic flourishes such as French fizz, chocolates, a rose petal-filled Jacuzzi and even gourmet cuisine followed by the Soul Spa signature massage.

Soul Wellness & Spa - Treatment Room

Soul Wellness & Spa also offers yoga – and until 15 February it will be priced just AED 80 per hour. Styles include the classic hatha discipline as well as the faster-paced vinyasa, which emphasises flowing movement between postures to build muscle tone and strength. On 31 January, a full-moon yoga class will be held by the swimming pool; twice-weekly sunrise sessions are also planned.

One of the spa’s quirkier offerings is its monthly mandala-colouring workshops. Mandalas are centuries-old circular patterns used as tools of contemplation. In line with the current vogue for grown-up colouring books, the venue will provide paper printed with these intricate designs and provide art materials with which to shade them in.

Jungic added: “Soul Wellness & Spa’s services are intended to reduce stress, promote wellbeing. “Our entire team is passionate and loving what they do, we hope to inspire people by not only focusing on their face and body but their mind and soul.”

“Elemis is honoured to start a long relationship with Soul Wellness & Spa, which offers everyone a 360 chance to rebalance, regenerate, resurface and recharge,” said Bechara Sleiman – CEO Luxuria Group.

The Elemis Anti-Blemish Mattify and Calm Facial combats oil and shine, incorporating intuitive massage to boost circulation and brighten the complexion. Sessions of one hour or 90 minutes’ length are offered, priced AED 550 and AED 750 respectively. Another option is the Elemis Pro Collagen Age-Defying Facial (AED 600), which contains red coral and Padina pavonica algae.

In the one-hour Elemis Thousand Flower Detox Wrap (AED 550), nourishing green tea balm is used, while for an invigorating experience, guests may try the Elemis Intensely Cleansing Salt Scrub with Lime and Ginger. Lasting 45 minutes and priced AED 450, this treatment involves the use of fragranced sea salt for gentle exfoliation and will leave guests glowing with health.

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