Gabbar’s Grill – Discovery Gardens Dubai

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Long weekend calls for visiting your favorite dining spots, but most of the time we stay back because of the crowded venues on weekends.
Recently, I came across an Indian restaurant away from the hustle & bustle. The newly opened restaurant serves two cuisine in the same restaurant. So if you are in a mood of eating Chinese food or want to spend your weekend evening in a calm ambiance along with soul food & authentic Indian cuisine, try Gabbar’s Grill in Discovery Gardens.
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The restaurant is richly decorated, the theme & wall decorations are diplayed with images of the famous Indian Movie Sholay’s Character Gabbar Singh & other traditional styles.

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Interior inspiration comes from Indian heritage, the concept & restaurant theme hails from the region not only in décor but the serving style of food & taste has the original flavors.
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So if you really miss back home , this tranquil place in Dubai serves home-like flavors along with true hospitality & you will be lucky enough if You are taken care of by the caring restaurant owner, the ingenious mind behind this entire concept who introduced these culinary styles , by offering different cuisines & dining options that caters the multi cultural crowd in the region.

We were warmly greeted & had our traditional drinks Jal Jeera & Lassi.
Pappads with chutney & pickles were served.

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The menu has an extensive variety in starters & main dishes.
Starters:
For starter we had a mixed platter which included very delicious veg & non-veg variety of Mutton Seekh Kebabs, Murgh Angare ……. so flavorful boneless chicken pieces marinated in yogurt & spices. Veg option was mouth melting tasty Paneer Tikkas. Another great tasting item were the Methi Corn Seekh Kebab. Enjoyed this first course a lot!

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Mains:
Dal Makhni …… this appetizing, creamy & velvety Dal Makhni was on top of all dishes. We had it with variety of Naan options like garlic, chilli Naan & Lacha Paratha as well.
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Chicken Tikka Masala ….. tandoori boneless chicken was cooked in gravy done with tomato & spices was so indulgent.
Bhuna Ghosht ….. perfectly cooked fennel flavored meat in thick gravy.
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Dessert:
Carrot Halwa ……. even after getting stuffed with the entire menu, we couldn’t resist trying the luscious creamy Carrot Halwa.

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As explained to us by the restaurant owner, the restaurant is more involved in food deliveries in many surrounding areas, catering which also includes indoor & outdoor catering, Party catering, corporate lunches, & lunch boxes etc.
At this initial stage of the restaurant, the talented organizer also arranged interactive cooking classes with a three course set menu at a very reasonable cost. More such offers to come in future!

Society Café & Lounge _ Dubai

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Eid Al Adha kept everyone indulge in alot of feasting and savor variety of meat dishes. One of our Eid evenings was spent in the contemporary Society Café & Lounge. Attempting to balance our meals with meat & vegetables we came up with a very delicious, healthy and at the same time sumptuous menu fit for an Eid dinner.
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The restaurant is much popular with the rush of foodies & the area is seen crowded where they have displayed the luscious variety of cakes , pastries & desserts. So appealing to the eyes, those cakes which are showcased are gone so fast, this what I noticed.
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Restaurant has an enticing setup for croissants & other bakery items. So the presentation & attractive display drives you to try the items.

The menu offers a good variety of signature drinks, smoothies, fresh juices etc We tried Strawberry Banana Smoothie , Summer Signature Melon Drink & Mint Lemon.

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The menu has reasonably priced dishes with generous servings,some of them good enough to share.

Starters:
The awesome platter of Burrata made our day. Must try the fresh & soft Burrata with basil Pesto, Tomatoes & Grilled Bread.
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Sticky tamarind Chicken Wings ….. must add this tasty bowl of chicken wings to your menu. Very well balanced in flavors, few restaurants serve so great tasting wings, enjoyed eating all !
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Mains:
Chipotle Chicken …… rich & healthy mix of so many ingredients in one bowl , this is another best item from their menu. Chicken breast is sliced and drizzled with Chipotle Sauce, on a bed of Lime Quinoa with some Black Beans, Sweet Corn, Jalapenos, topped with Cabbage Pickles & Avocado.
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Chicken Katsu Curry …… beautifully presented Chicken dish with edible flowers. Coated & fried chicken breast served with rice & veggies in curry.
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Desserts:
The enticing range of desserts, as I told earlier is on display & makes it hard to select. So pleasing to eyes and at the same time so pleasurable in taste. They have Milk Cakes, Umm Ali, Pistachio Cake, Date Pudding, Vanilla Cheese Cake & a lot more.
We had the ultimate tasting Sticky Date Pudding Cake heavily drizzled with warm caramel sauce and served with a dollop of vanilla ice cream with some chips of praline.
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Vanilla Cheese Cake ……… The other dessert with its topmost flavour in cheese cake was the Vanilla Chese Cake. Edible moulds of Biscuits crust filled up with smooth vanilla cream.
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Restaurant is hidden amongst the eateries lined up in Jumeirah next to Jumeirah Centre. Do try it for a great dinner experience. Thanks to our smart attendant Shanon who was with us throughout the evening.

‘Art of Spice’ Night at Pullman Hotel Dubai Creek by Celebrity Chef Sweety Singh

‘Art Of Spice’ themed Nights at Medley restaurant continues to inspire foodies & visitors at Pullman Hotel Dubai Creek. Our recent visit to Medley restaurant took us to a great culinary journey, where Chef Sweety Singh prepared a medley of Indian & desi delicacies & slow cooked Punjabi Cuisine.
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Each time when Chef is back at Pullman Hotel, some innovations & new dishes are part of his grand Indian buffet.

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Irresistible veg & non-veg dishes, lip-smacking chutneys & salads. And everyone’s favorite  Chaat Counter where you can have unlimited paani puri, dahi puri, bhel puri etc.

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Start your meals with healthy & flavorful soups like Tomato & Dhania Shorba & Murgh Kali Mirch Shorba ( Chicken Shorba).

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Vegetarian main items were Wadiyan Wale Chawal( Fried Lentil Rice), Paneer Shimla Mirch ( Paneer & capsicum), Dal Makhani, Dahi wale Baingan, Mushroom masala, Sweet & Tangy Pumpkin.

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Non- Veg items were Jheenga ( Prawn)Masala, Bhuna Meat Masala ( Mutton Curry), Murgh Makhan wala ( Butter Chicken), Chicken Wale Chawal ( Chicken Rice).

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Menu also offers a delicious variety of fried dishes like Highway Chicken, these are soft tasty chicken pieces. Mutton seekh is another must try item. Amritsari Machi Pakodas ( Fish Pakoda) is another specialty of Chef Sweety Singh. Beetroot & Muter de Tikki ( Beetroot Cutlets), Lahori Paneer Tikka, do try these soft paneer chunks.

Enjoy your food in true desi style with Lassi & Mango flavored Lassi.

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Desserts are so indulgent, authentic recipes of Punjabi Sweets where Chef has also added his own expertise. Those awesome desserts in the menu are Gajjar (Carrot) Halwa, Suji ( Semolina ) Halwa, Ras Malai, Gulab Jamun, Swayyion Ki Kheer, Pairay/laddu, Kheer and a lot more from pastry section , cakes & fresh fruits.

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Make your dinner evening more pleasurable by ending up with a hot cup of Masala Chai.
Enjoy every Friday from 7 to 11 pm.
For booking : 042941222 – h2022-sb@accor.com

MAISON ROUGE CONRAD DUBAI – TWO NEW LADIES NIGHT’S LAUNCH AT MAISON ROUGE

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Show stopping ladies night offering that includes cabaret performances, complimentary beverages and 50% off main course.

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This month Maison Rouge launches two show stopping new ladies night in Dubai’s bustling downtown. A daily ladies night from 10 to 1 am, where ladies will receive three complimentary beverages and a weekly ladies night that offers ladies four complimentary beverages and 50% off main courses.

Maison Rouge offers a lively dinner and show concept that is a fusion of performance arts and culinary creativity, catered towards Dubai’s diverse cosmopolitan community. Wrapped up in an intimate setting and paired with food and beverages from their carefully curated menu, that are a visual rival to the performances on stage.
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Make your evenings memorable and enchanting with group of friends , as the late evening hours begin , the most dazzling live entertainment along with music & dance performances keep you captivated. Not only this, you can avail the special offers and deals on food & drinks.

Last week, I visited Maison Rouge, totally enthralled by the bright & magical effect of décor. Bright red and dreamy ambiance with comfy, velvety seating is perfect to relax till late and enjoy food, drinks & food.
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The menu offers a variety of exceptional dishes.
Here is the detail of what we had at our dinner while enjoying the live performances.

The interesting blend of mocktails which we had was the Married Berries & kaffir Colada. So try both of these.
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Appetizers:
Smokey Skewers ……. they have a choice of either beef, chicken or prawn skewers. We had prawn skewers served with tartar sauce. Very delicious!

Salad:
For salad we had Corn-Fed Chicken Salad , perfectly grilled chicken slices were soft & plated along with vegetables & some avocado with a drizzle of maple teriyaki sauce.

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Main Course:
Grilled Salmon with Venere Rice & Lemon- Herb Butter Sauce …… I tried these purplish Venere rice for the first time, they don’t have a similar flavour as of rice, but it was a great combination with Salmon. Soft & buttery rice goes well with salmon. Big Salmon piece done to perfection , served with Venere Rice.
Mushroom Risotto ….. risotto has always been my favorite, Arborio rice with porcini, portobello mushrooms & truffle oil. They have a great tasting risotto.

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Our soft spoken & friendly attendant Stavroulla, advised us in deciding the menu, & we had the best dishes.

Dessert:
They have options like cheese cake, fresh fruit platter, honey cake etc. So we opted to have honey cake to end up our meals.
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We had to leave, but if you are in a mood to wind down, the program continues till late.
MISS BURLESQUE LADIES NIGHT, Every Tuesday at Maison Rouge

• 50% off main courses from the a la carte menu
• 4 complimentary beverages when dining
• live performances throughout the night
• Dj spinning tunes until the early hours
• Timings 8 to 11 PM

ROUGE HOURS, Daily
Every night from Tuesday to Sunday ladies can indulge in three complimentary beverages from 10 to 1 am.
• 3 complimentary house beverages
• live performances throughout the night
• DJ on the decks until the early hours

The venue is located at the Mezzanine level of Conrad Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai.
Maison Rouge is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 8:30PM to 2:00AM. (Closed Monday)
For reservations: +971 4 352 8169 | reservations@maisonrouge.com

Hyderabadi Nawabi Experience At Deccan Delight – Ajman

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Northern Emirates has been a great hub & host to many restaurants at its various locations. With an increasing number of new restaurants & growth in hospitality sector, you can enjoy the type of cuisine and eatery what you are looking for.
Ajman has a new spot which takes you to culinary journey in Nawabi style & makes your dining experience memorable. At this newly opened restaurant Deccan Delight, you can try authentic flavors from Hyderabad Deccan and indulge in a menu which will take you to a Nawabi food journey, Some where you will find twists in recipes which are restaurant specialties. While on the other hand enjoy recipes originally from the region like the authentic Hyderabadi Haleem, Shahi Dal, Hyderabadi Murgh, Mughlai recipes,the innovative Patthar Ka Gosht, Shahi Gosht, Chutneys, special desserts & above all the authentic Biryanis.

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Review has details of our delightful culinary evening hosted by Deccan Delight. Interior decor with historical background, staff hospitality & cuisine are perfectly paired.
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Deccan Delight Special was our welcome drink which was a refreshing summer treat & so was the lemonade.
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Appetizers:

Shahi Haleem …… the thick blend of grains & pulses is the original recipe from the region. Mild enough to enjoy for all those who avoid spicy & hot flavors.

Patthar Ka Gosht ….. the innovation is seen at live cooking station , burning hot stone slab is loaded with sliced lamb pieces, done to perfection & full of special flavors.

A short description & history of the dish which became inspiration ….. Patthar Ka Gosht was prepared by Aurangzeb’s army who cooked raw meat on rocks heated under the fierce heat of Deccan Sun during the Golconda conquest.

Fiery Chicken 65 ……. Fusion styled crispy fried chicken bites with delicious coating and blend of curry leaves , do try this sizzling platter.

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Main Course:

Dum Ka Murgh …… enjoyed soft chicken in creamy gravy with addition of almonds & cashews with hot rumali roti.

Shahi Gosht ….. this is a new addition in their menu, coated with thick green gravy is a treat for taste buds. Tandori roti is best paired with this.

Tamatar Ki Chutney ….. when this chutney is in front , you won’t go for another curry or dish, this chutney perfect all alone to eat with your favorite type of chapatti. Those who are very fond of spices and hot flavors are definitely going to like it .

Khatti Wali Daal ….. another vegetarian delight is this daal prepared in royal spices & fresh herbs, wish I could try only this daal and roti , but since we were at blogger’s get together with plethora of dishes lined up.
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Kacche Gosht Ki Dum Biryani &
Hyderabadi Subz Dum Biryani served with Mirchi Ka Salan & Raita

Biryanis all specially curated in hyderabadi Deccan style. Richly flavored biryani, you will keep asking for more. Both have classic recipes from Nizam’s Kitchen.
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Desserts:

Kaddu Ki Kheer
Double Ka Meetha
End up your Nawabi Hyderabadi culinary evening with these famous & known desserts. Creamy saffron flavoured thick milk on bread is mouth melting so is the kheer.

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CHEF SWEETY SINGH INTRODUCES NEW HOMELY DISHES TO THE “ART OF SPICE” MENU IN PULLMAN DUBAI CREEK CITY CENTRE

 The mastermind behind the “Art of Spice” Indian night at 5-star property, Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre, Celebrity Chef Sweety Singh is back in town from 8th until 18th of August, to add some extra delicious dishes to the Friday night menu.

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Chef Sweety will orchestrate a unique 10 days lunch & dinner set menu along with the traditional Indian nights called “Art of Spice” with authentic slow cooking techniques, full of flavor and unique in taste. The signature recipes have been developed and perfected throughout his career, offering traditional Panjabi dishes such as Bhunna makhni Kukkad, Paratdar Bharwa Paneer Tikka, Makhni Shagna Wali Daal and Kesari Halwa to another level.

The popular theme night offers guests the opportunity to feast on traditional Indian food & to celebrate the Indian Independence Day at Medley Restaurant. Enjoy a unique traditional culinary journey every Friday between 7-11pm in Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre’s Medley Restaurant on the first floor surrounded in traditional ambience and background music.

For reservations of the “Art of Spice” night, please call +9714 294 1222 or email at H2022-sb@accor.com

Mindfulness Meditation

HOW MINDFULNESS CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you are mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience.

THE ART OF LIVING IN THE MOMENT

My recently attended healing session at LightHouse Arabia ….. Healing Through Meditation.

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This one hour healing session was hosted by Counseling Psychologist Madeeha Afridi. Madeeha Afridi specializes in psychotherapy and family treatments including psychoeducation and individual/group therapy. She works with clients of all ages to work through their emotional and behavioral concerns, so that they are able to feel more self-aware, self-confident and empowered. Her goal is to help individuals build on their personal strengths to feel grounded and balanced in their life.

This workshop is ideal for those who are curious and interested in learning more about one’s self through a self-healing meditation practice & integrating mind, body & spirit to live to your fullest potential.

Participants were introduced to the basic information & importance of energy centres also known as ‘Chakras’ or meridians in one’s body. Attendees were explained how to explore energy centres to help you balance & manage the mental, emotional, spiritual & physical blocks that most people experience in their daily lives.

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Reservations: lighthousearabia.com/events ( online payment available)

Fee : AED 195 per person. Advanced booking recommended.

Location: The Lighthouse – Centre for Wellbeing

Complimentary vallet parking is available.

 

Dominos Pizza – Deira Dubai

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Recently tried some of the best picks from the menu of Dominos Pizza. Spread widely all across UAE, Dominos Pizza have opened their outlet in Muraqqabat Deira as well.

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They serve range of pizzas with mouth watering toppings which makes it different by adding a touch of sauces which are heavily drizzled at the top of pizza. I am talking about Dynamite Pizza, which is a special addition in their menu, for those who are looking for new flavors this dynamite sauce flavor is recommended.

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With so many great options to choose from sides menu, It was hard to select, but Chicken Kickers was a perfect decision …… soft flavor chunks of chicken breasts with a hint of buffalo flavor , enjoyed dipping in ranch & hot sauces which are served along with it.
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In desserts we had Chocolate Lava Souffle, soft brownies loaded with chocolate.
You will experience a quick & well organized delivery of your order.

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Binghatti Hospitality Celebrates Cupagahwa’s First Anniversary

 Binghatti Hospitality, the hospitality arm of Binghatti Holding, celebrated Cupagahwa’s first anniversary with the determination to achieve more success and growth during the three coming years.

After one year full of success and intense, rapid expansion and plenty of new menu items in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah, Binghatti Hospitality proudly celebrated Cupagahwa’s first anniversary  at Cupagahwa La Mer (Grand Branch).

The well-established café and restaurant brand offered a lot of different gifts to customers throughout the weekend of the exclusive occasion including traditionally-shaped Arabic Finjan cups decorated with H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s most famous poetry, celebrating “Gahwa”, the eminent Emirati coffee ritual and cultural tradition.

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With an ambitious plan to open 200 Cupagahwa branches all over the UAE and Saudi Arabia within three years, Binghatti Hospitality is set to invest over AED 500 million ($136.1 million), demonstrating the true extent of the company’s commitment to adding local flavours to its established international quality of foods, beverages and ambiance.

This wide expansion will be supported by the company’s 6,000-sq-ft central kitchen facility which produces Cupagahwa’s signature menu offerings for the Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah branches. This facility comprises a training and development centre capable of training the chain’s hand-picked serving and management staff to the first-class standard expected of all Binghatti Hospitality employees.

The Cupagahwa cafés and restaurants offer a range of exclusive dishes of local Emirati flavours such as Shakshuka, Balaleet, Fish Machboos, Chicken Machboos, in an international-style café. Cupagahwa cafés and restaurants offer many local flavourful drinks. The local beverages can be enjoyed with Middle Eastern taste-inspired pastries and cakes such as Cheesecake Kunaffa and Cocoa Rahash Kunafa, or western ones such as the Carrot Cake and Red Velvet Cake.

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In addition to fresh locally sourced dishes, Cupagahwa serves up a feast of dishes, salads, appetizers, beverages, pastries, cakes and desserts inspired by western pleasures.

Sharing his thoughts on Cupagahwa’s first anniversary, Muhammad BinGhatti, Binghatti Holding’s CEO, said: “We are proud to celebrate Cupagahwa’s first anniversary by familiarizing our clients with the “Gahwa” tradition which symbolizes the Emirati hospitality and ancient local rituals and heritage.  Giveaways distributed during the special occasion further familiarised our customers with the Emirati culture and rituals we are proud of and that inspire us”.

“We are proud of the success witnessed in the Cupagahwa cafés and restaurants, and we are determined to open more branches during the three coming years. We are eager to take advantage of the great opportunities offered by the UAE’s environment as well the economic dynamism witnessed Saudi Arabia. Our Cupagahwa brand added new flavor to the UAE’s hospitality sector and we would like to extend this success to neighboring countries, first, and with a more regional vision to follow” BinGhatti added.

Official brand launch KURDHISH & SCOOTER

KURDHISH and SCOOTER, kids and men’s wear brand makes its international launch in Dubai with a fashion show at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai. The launch event was conceptualised by The Creative Factory and attended by S. Sreesanth-Indian Cricketer and Sachin Joshi-Bollywood Actor among others.

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KURDHISH and SCOOTER’s vision is to redefine fashion and provide an experience like never before. It is rightly said that your fashion defines your personality. “The brand firstly supplied to various parts in India and the GCC. But our attempt to go further was made when we met ace cricketer Sreesanth who gave his full support to make the brand an international recognizable one and since then we have set our foot forward to make it an international success.”- says Arun. N, CEO, KURDHISH and SCOOTER. “Moreover, we are proud to announce that Sreesanth has leveraged his faith in our brand and has decided to embrace the brand by becoming the Brand Ambassador”- he added.

Coming from different professional backgrounds, the core team of Kurdish and Scooter works hand in hand to redefine the brand and their own vision of fashion. The name KURDHISH and SCOOTER was formed from the vision to create quality clothing in original designs with impeccable fashion sense. The Kurdish and Scooter has so much to showcase in terms of novelty in design which will in turn place the brand ahead in the international brands- believes the team.

“Choosing Dubai for our first international launch is not only for the mix of audience we have in Dubai but also the culture is international and the people come from every corner of the world. Dubai is fast becoming the fashion destination for any fashionistas around the world. London, Milan is for the past but when we talk about the mecca of fashion today, it is Dubai now.” concluded Arun.

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