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If I am to describe my self in a few words, I would say I am workaholic , thoughtful and creative specially when it comes to cooking. The Foodie inside me lead me to share restaurant reviews , Based in UAE , I am always looking for events and make myself part of it whether it is a food, fashion or a lifestyle event. On my blog you will find food , fashion & lifestyle reviews from all over UAE .
If you want to get indulge in delicious desi food with overlooking tall JLT towers & beautiful lake view, then you should head over to Tandoori Junction.
They serve amazing dishes both veg & non-veg, although its an Indian restaurant but the taste & recipes also cater foodies for those in search of Non-Veg dishes.
Restaurant has an indoor & outdoor capacity where you can enjoy lunch or dinner with beautiful lake views. As the weather is also getting favorable now for outdoor dining so it makes this restaurant perfect to enjoy food.
Below are few suggestions which I tried here.
They have mouthwatering Snacks and Chaats in menu, we tried Dahi Batata Puri. And also enjoyed munching on popadums with green chutney before the meals.
For Seafood Starters we had Tandoori Prawns, the marination was done right with citrus cream, yoghurt and kashmiri chili.
Kathi Rolls …. There is a long list of veg & non-veg rolls. I chose Murg Tikka Roll. Other than the rest of their dishes , the roll was not very much up to the mark as paratha was hard and chewy.
If you are looking for best Mutton Rogash Josh recipe, do try it here. Delicious lamb dish with mild gravy , we enjoyed with hot home styled chappatis.
In desserts they only had Gulab Jamuns available which we had.
Prices are reasonable . Fresh juices and other drinks are also available. Overall it was a good food experience.
Escape the city and enter an enchanted twilight garden as the lush green oasis in the heart of JBR presents specially curated sundowners and bites
Uniting the bold and beautiful, guests are invited to unlock a world of possibility from 21 October to the end of November 2020 at the Tanqueray Twilight Garden. The globally recognized pop-up will be situated on the lawn at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai in JBR, and the iconic garden with views over the Arabian Gulf and Ain Dubai is set to serve up beautifully crafted beverages, starting from only AED 39, under the twinkling Arabian skies.
As guests make their way through towering archways, with warm glowing lights and whimsical floral décor, they will be greeted by the warm and inviting service for which the resort is renowned for, along with luxurious socially distanced seating and a specially curated free-flowing beverage fountain for an extra special pour.
Featuring a themed mini-golf course and bean bag toss for light amusement along with creative distilled botanicals and tapas, the Tanqueray Twilight Garden creates a refreshing post-work venue to relax and unwind with friends and loved-ones.
Guests can also enjoy the Tanqueray Twilight Garden’s daily Sevilla Sundowners whereby guests purchasing two G&Ts will receive another two complimentary. A delicious tapas menu is also available to enjoy and includes Spanish classics such as Patatas Bravas, Manchego Croquetas and Gambas Al Ajillo for just AED 30 per dish.
At just AED 149 per person, ladies will be treated to a special Ladies Night every Thursday with live entertainment, inclusive of unlimited botanical beverages and selected tapas from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm. Gentlemen will also be able to enjoy the same offer for only AED 249.
The health and wellbeing of guests and hotel employees remain the topmost priority and the resort is following the direction and protocols provided by the local authorities as well as the guidelines of the Marriott Global Cleanliness Council. Marriott International has been recognized as a hospitality leader for 92 years due to its commitment to quality, exacting standards, and rigorous training, which guests will continue to see implemented throughout the property.
The 12th season of the Arab Fashion Week supported by Microsoft is set to kick off on the 21st of October 202 at 8 pm GST (Dubai Time) being broadcasted exclusively on Facebook platforms.
The AFW schedule will kick off with a special appearance by the Lebanese superstar, Maya Diab, who is named, by the Arab Fashion Council, the Fashion Icon of the Arab World.
In this appearance Maya will address a special message of resilience and hope to the fashion industry before announcing the AFW officially open.
While few hours away from the big event, Maya Diab & the Arab Fashion Council surprised everyone with a teaser of what is coming up tomorrow, that showcased the Lebanese Super Star owning the runway.
The AFW 12th edition is set to launch on the 21st of October with Maya Diab’s opening speech at 8.00 pm Dubai Time before appearing again on the same night in an exclusive interview at 8.35 pm hosted by Sally Hajjar on “The Hue Of Fashion” Platform.
“COVID-19 is pushing fashion labels to reimagine everything. Many brands and retailers have had to rethink how they have traditionally promoted themselves. At Facebook, we think that this behavioral shift is an invitation for brands to relook at digital’s role in the omnichannel, and more importantly, reimagine the product experience. Our platforms host a huge range of short-form, long-form, and interactive content formats – be it Facebook Like or Instagram Shops that can be used to chic effect for storytelling. AFW is the 5th largest fashion week globally; we are happy to partner with them and empower the region’s creative community of designers and stylists to bring, for the first time, an exclusive original fashion content on the platform from the region.” attributed to Joana Jamil, Strategic Partner Manager, MENA, Public Figures & Social Influencers at Facebook.
Day One, 21st October 2020, Calendar is featuring:Maya Diab Declaration at 8.00 pm (GST, Dubai Time);Dubai based designer, Amato Couture at 8.05 pm (GST, Dubai Time);Los Angeles based designer, RC Caylan at 8.20 pm (GST, Dubai Time);The Hue of Fashion Interview by Sally Hajjar x Maya Diab at 8.35 pm (GST, Dubai Time);Dubai based designer, Euphoria at 8.50 pm (GST, Dubai Time);Dubai based graduates, FAD Talents at 9.00 pm (GST, Dubai Time);Istanbul based designers, Ezra Tuba at 9.13 pm (GST, Dubai Time);Dubai based designer, Baravia at 9.20 pm (GST, Dubai Time);PARISIANS in DUBAI Showroom:Parisians in Dubai by the Arab Fashion council in partnership with the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (FHCM) the French institution that coordinates Paris Fashion Week, showcasing:BoyarovskayaBlue MarbleDaweiMossiNeith NyerVictoria / TomasAddress: 1422 Store, Citywalk, Dubai1.00 pm GST – 10.00 pm GST
Fusion Amaravathi is nestled in Dicovery Garden. The restaurant serves delicious Andhra cuisine. Quality food and service has made it a busy restaurant. Attracts customers, be it for proper meals, tangy chaats ot just a cup of special Zafrani Chai with hot crispy jalebis which are prepared live at station.
The menu has tempting Thalis, we had this exotic Thali which is an aromatic blend of spices and ingredients. This special Thali is Nizam’s Treat ( special Bhojanam) amazing blend of Veg and Non-Veg dishes. Each tasting katori ( bowl) has curries full of taste and some are spicy too. Curries include Coconut Curry, Fish Curry, Saambhar, Daal, Karela, Rassam, Chicken Curry, Chicken Biryani, Cauliflower Lollipops,raita, special Chutney ,Paapar & Roti to accompany all this.
King Fish …. They served us a piece of soft perfectly fried fish, very good addition to go with the mains.
We also had Prawn Masala, those are lightly battered fried prawns, good in taste.
Fish Chilli Manchurian ……. boneless fish in spicy gravy . If you like a bit spicy food, you will enjoy savoring this dish with boiled rice.
Desserts …. They have traditional sweets mithais on display. We opted for the Grma Garam (hot) Jalebis so delicious and crispy coming out fresh as they make it at the spot in pure desi ghee, dipped in sheera ( sugar syrup) so rich and tempting!! Must try Jalebis.
You can also have fresh orange juice, milkshakes or other cold & hot beverages.
If you are looking to try delicious traditional Middle Eastern food, and a restaurant ambiance so calm , reflecting traditional touch in its décor, Festival Plaza has this perfect place to dine in. We had our wonderful dinner time spent at their location. Quality food, service & ambiance are the key aspects to make your dining experience perfect. We had all of these here. Moreover, their menu offers very reasonably priced dishes adding value for money.
We were served the traditional warm buttery puffy bread too good to go with the special Turkish dips. Dip dip and start your meals in a true Middle Eastern way.
I saw a mixed platter of salads in the menu. It consists of all favorites Hummus, Moutabel, Fattoush, & Tabbouleh.
We had the famous grills , as I cannot resist ordering grills at any Middle Eastern restaurant. The way they are served on a thin pita bread or Naan along with salads and fries and rice.
Adana Kebabs ……….. their serving sizes are Small, Medium & Large as per your choice of quantity. Kebab is prepared by mixing minced chicken meat along with minced lamb. This specialty makes the dish unique and rich.
Variety of desserts are offered at their restaurant. We had Kunafa drizzled with warm sugar syrup. Enjoyed it with Qehwa. I would like to add about the remarkable service offered by the staff.
Winners will receive certified culinary courses worth AED 35,0000
Competition aims to uncover the UAE’s best cooking, patisserie talent
Dubai Knowledge Park and its business partner the International Centre for Culinary Arts (ICCA Dubai) have launched a cooking and baking competition to fire up creative talent and identify Dubai’s finest in amateur gastronomy.
The Pasta & Pie Mystery Box Competition aims to separate the fusilli flops from the choux champions by challenging baking and cooking enthusiasts alike to prepare their best fresh pasta or dessert pie using secret ingredients from a mystery box during a live cook-off at the ICCA Dubai.
Dubai Knowledge Park is a community of more than 3,000 people and 500 companies including ICCA Dubai, an internationally renowned and world-class vocational education training centre in culinary arts. The competition aims to identify the best aspiring chefs in the UAE and provide them with ICCA Dubai certified culinary courses in cookery and patisserie worth AED 35,000.
Commenting on the contest, Mohammed Abdullah, Managing Director of Dubai Knowledge Park, said: “As the region’s largest vocational training and human resources ecosystem, we work closely with our business partners to develop new and exciting ways to engage the community. Food is something that binds all of us together and through this joint initiative with ICCA Dubai, we hope participants will garner a rich appreciation for food and showcase their culinary creative flair. Dubai is home to some truly incredible restaurants that underpin the emirate’s thriving tourism and hospitality sector. All of them need talent and our community provides an environment where people can develop new skills and expand their horizons.”
Sunjeh Raja, CEO of ICCA Dubai, added: “This is a great joint initiative by the Dubai Knowledge Park and ICCA Dubai, to encourage, identify and develop potential talent within the community and in the process celebrate the spirit of togetherness and partnership in a meaningful way with the coming together of minds, culture and possibilities.”
To enter the competition, participants must submit a nice photo of their favourite fresh pasta or dessert pie dish, along with the recipe and summary of it, also a selfie with the dish. The best submissions will be shortlisted and invited to take part in the live cooking and baking showdown on Saturday 21 November, wherein each finalist will be given a mystery box of ingredients with three hours to prepare their best dish from scratch. A panel of Dubai Knowledge Park, ICCA Dubai and celebrity judges will select a winner and runner up for both categories.
The competition is now open, and registration closes on Saturday 7 November. Anyone is free to enter but entries submitted after this date will not be accepted. The shortlisted candidates will be jointly announced by Dubai Knowledge Park and ICCA Dubai on social media, with the winners contacted directly via email on or before Wednesday 11 November and thereafter will be formally invited for the Competition Briefing & Facility Familiarisation on Saturday 14 November, 2020, at the ICCA Dubai.
Enter the Pasta & Pie Mystery Box Competition HERE.
We had a chance to try delicious food from the menu at Yellow Chilli Restaurant in Burjuman Mall. Restaurant has kept all safety measures intact. Cravings for our favorite cuisine by Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor took us to Yellow Chilli few days back. I have already experienced food at their location in JLT. This time had the chance to try Burjuman location, the restaurant with its calm ambiance offer a wide menu of reasonably priced dishes.
We had our refreshing drinks, fresh juices amazingly mixed with fizz.
Chicken Tikka, an indulgent starter named Angara Lal Mirch Tikka is a must try.
Dal and Mutton Rogan Josh were also perfectly done & well immersed with flavors. Enjoyed with freshly prepared hot tandoori Rotis.
Amongst the list of Biryanis, we had the famous Dum Pukht Chicken Biryani. They have well kept heir standards with such delightful and aromatic dishes. Such a delectable biryani it was!
I need to visit the place again for their mouthwatering desserts which include Gulab Jamun Gulkand ice cream, Chaina Ram Wala Ghewar, Motichoor Panjari Tart with Rabdi Mousse to name a few! What an infusion of recipes! Will definitely share the experience once tried!!
The Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai has received another Stay Safe Certification audited by the StaySafe Hospitality. StaySafe provides a fresh approach to how hotels manage their risks. Developed and managed by hospitality professionals, the tools, audits and standards are all generated with a goal to continually improve the risk standards in the hospitality sector.
Mr. Simon Moore, General Manager of Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, said, “We are delighted to be recognised again by our trusted partner like StaySafe Hospitality. This achievement reflects the tremendous hard work and dedication that our team members have been putting in to meet always the high-quality standards of cleanliness, fire safety, food safety and security expectations of our guests. The comprehensive result enables us to benchmark and compare our procedures against the industry best practices as well as work on areas of improvement.”
Mr. Moore further added, “Our guests safety and well-being is and always our utmost priority. Having a positive health and safety culture throughout the hotel helps to create a comfortable environment and we would like our guests to feel safe during their stay with us.”
The Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai features 341 spacious rooms & suites, distinctive choice of restaurants and bars, meetings and event spaces such as magnificent Al Garhoud ballroom and outdoor garden area perfect for any type of large events and 7 meeting rooms with high-end meeting facilities for corporate meetings and conferences. The hotel also offers a range of leisure options including a superb large outdoor swimming pool, spa, saloon and fully-equipped fitness centre.
PREVENTION, by plm Offering a New World of Safety & Trust in the UAE
Transforming people’s experience and accelerating adaptation to the new norms
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has dealt a severe blow to an already fragile global economy. Although the full scope of the human and economic impact of the pandemic will not be known for some time, the toll in both respects will be high. Pre-existing macroeconomic vulnerabilities make emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs) susceptible to economic and financial stress and this may limit the capacity and effectiveness of policy support at a time it is needed most. Even with policy support, the economic repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic are expected to be long-lasting , as we find in our latest analysis, as mentioned in a recent report by the World Bank issued on June 8th, 2020.
By early April, nearly 150 countries had closed all schools and mandated cancellation of events, and more than 80 had closed all workplaces in order to control the spread of the virus. Travel restrictions were widespread. The mandatory lockdowns, together with spontaneous social distancing by consumers and producers, have wreaked havoc on global activity and trade, and have been accompanied by gyrations in financial markets and sharp declines in oil and industrial metals prices.
To combat those horrendous effects of the pandemic on the economy, transportation systems, educational and health institutions, PLM Middle East has announced the deployment of the first units of a solution (SIAS) Prevention, that will forever transform the customer experience a launch event that took place on Wednesday the 26th of August at Armani Hotel, Dubai. And, was attended by Pedro Rodrigues, Chief Executive Officer of PLM, Joaquim Moreira de Lemos, Ambassador of The Republic of Portugal in UAE, Pit Cheng, Consul Embassy of Singapore in UAE, , among others.
PLM is a world-class provider of leading-edge functional design and technological integrated solutions, trusted by well-known brands like Microsoft, Alibaba Group, Nestle, Lenovo, Canon, and Panasonic among many others is now expanding in the UAE & the ME, committing to develop and deploy exclusive and customized disruptive designs, to provide extra safe, smart and digital solutions to fight COVID-19 economic turmoil and support the UAE’s efforts in overcoming the pandemic’s damage to the economy by contactless , smart access control and sanitizer solutions.
PLM Middle East, LLC is introducing “PREVENTION”, a line of innovative solutions that aim to welcome us to a trusting new world where social distancing and sanitizing are crucial. SIAS is one of those solutions: a smart integrated access system, that will allow a one-stop, touchless solution, for costumers and employers to check entrance, and clear safety procedures, like temperature and mask, while integrated with traceability and customer relations systems.
Considering the importance of checking passers’ temperature, and their compliance in wearing protective equipment like masks, controlling number of people in order to ensure social distancing ,SIAS achieve smooth and smart monitoring, in addition to security features like face recognition, and the ability to integrate it with the main database of the user, which will reduce human interactions and increase dependence on touchless technologies, that will eventually lead to lower contamination, and infected cases in workplaces, mass transportation, malls and public areas. SIAS is also capable of using other user interfaces, like events’ access management, commercial, HR, catering, transport terminals, healthcare or education, according to customer needs.
PLM is constantly improving the systems and plans to upgrade it at the local innovation hub, with distribution channels already open with Africa, Asia, and Europe. Products are being assembled and exported from the United Arab Emirates.
PLM is a Global Retail Specialist, fully integrated technology and production agency, with a presence in Portugal, Germany, Spain, Brazil, and China and, recently, launched PREVENTION in the United Arab Emirates to bring together the best in the world of functional design thinking and technological design thinking, through integration. All this added by a huge experience of years of living and learning with demanding customers.
PLM was founded 43 years ago in Portugal and have chosen the United Arab Emirates to experience and innovate at the retail sector, by creating solutions with exquisite design to enhance business, found an innovation lab and start to disrupt the future of retail by creating and producing solution in UAE and exporting it worldwide. PLM’s solutions are creatively designed and scientifically founded on the in-house capacity for research and development, to eventually produce functional design, what allows us to think, design, create and deploy disruptive solutions for our costumers
PLM is a holder of the ISO 27001 certification the internationally recognized best practice framework for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). PLM is also certified in NP 4457 an innovation European certification model supported by interfaces and interactions between scientific and technological knowledge”.
According to the World bank report issued last June; deep recessions inflict lasting scars on potential output through lower investment and innovation; erosion of the human capital of the unemployed; and a retreat from global trade and supply linkages. The long-term damage of COVID-19 will be particularly severe in economies that suffer financial crises and, in energy exporters, because of the collapse in oil prices. In the average EMDE, over a five-year horizon, a recession combined with a financial crisis could lower potential output by almost 8 percent while, in the average EMDE energy exporter, a recession combined with an oil price plunge could lower potential output by 11 percent.
The pandemic can also be expected to stifle productivity growth, which has been anemic during the past decade. Past epidemics were associated with 6 percent lower labor productivity and 11 percent lower investment five years later in affected countries, unless we fight back with all solutions, and ways possible to combat its devastating effects on our economies and way of living.