The Dhamani Jewels Group  announced the launch of the flagship store of its brand ‘Dusoul’ – Jewelry with soul

The Dhamani Jewels Group  announced the launch of the flagship store of its brand ‘Dusoul’ – Jewelry with soul at Mall of The Emirates.

‘Dusoul’ – Jewelry with soul, is an affordable luxury jewelry brand that encompasses the Modern, Aspirational, Inquisitive and Ever Evolving Spirit of Dubai, UAE. The Dusoul Hallmark Icon is inspired by the natural elements of Sun, Sea, Sand and Stars. Dusoul showcases a unique mix of in-house developed and designed collections and a mix of renowned international Brands.

Dusoul is aimed at the aspirational and inspirational millennial generation. It is envisaged as a passionately crafted jewelry brand, born from the desire to develop collections with a more accessible price point whilst ensuring that the key components of the Dhamani group, quality, craftsmanship and design, are retained.

 ‘Dusoul’  welcome at their boutiques Atlantis- the Palm, Nakheel Mall- the Palm, Mirdif City Centre & Mall of The Emirates.




Al-Futtaim’s latest local community mall was inaugurated in the presence of Omar Al Futtaim, Vice Chairman of Al-Futtaim Group

 The shopping destination will be home to IKEA, Marks & Spencer, Lulu Hypermarket and Pan Emirates amongst many more 


 Al-Futtaim today opened the doors to its 64,800 square metres shopping centre, Festival Plaza, located in Wasl Gate Community in the South of Dubai. The new mall was opened in the presence of Mr Omar Al Futtaim, Vice Chairman of Al-Futtaim Group, Timothy Earnest, Group Director of Al-Futtaim, and Al-Futtaim employees, mall staff and community members.

The retail precinct will serve as a convenient and local lifestyle destination, consisting of 120 stores in addition to key flagship stores IKEA, Marks & Spencer and Lulu Hypermarket. This is complemented by a 500-seat food court, over 40 dining and eating options, a Stay and Play offering, family entertainment Kids Club and over 2,300 parking spaces.

The construction of Festival Plaza began in 2017 and required a total of 14.5 million man-hours and around 4,000 manpower to complete the project. The Mall is built around its customers’ needs, which were identified through extensive research in order to truly address customer demand. The convenience of its location gives it a distinct advantage as well as providing customers with access to anything they may need in their everyday lives. With this destination, Al-Futtaim Malls is bringing to life the Festival brand of celebration, in a lively and convenient way that appeals to the community that surrounds it.

Timothy Earnest, Group Director of Al-Futtaim Malls commented: “We are excited to welcome our first customers at Festival Plaza today. This is another milestone on our journey as we position ourselves as the leading malls and retail experience developer in MENA. The addition of Festival Plaza with all it has to offer strengthens our mall portfolio and reiterates our position as retail pioneers in the region.”

 “Al-Futtaim is committed to providing customers with the best in class experiences and celebrations from shopping, entertainment and dining. Today, we extend our Festival brand and its celebratory concept to the South of Dubai to offer community members a contemporary destination that combines spectacular experience and convenient services that meet their day to day needs,” he concluded.

One of the highlights of the destination is the biggest IKEA store in Dubai which also opened its doors to customers today. The store is spread across 35,500 square meters including a 5,000 square meters training area for IKEA employees and is also home to the World’s Tallest IKEA Navigation Tower. IKEA Jebel Ali will also be home to the first IKEA bakery in the UAE that offers customers the chance to taste mouthwatering traditional Swedish baked goods such as rye bread, cinnamon bun, baguettes and croissants.

Lulu Hypermarket is set to provide customers with their everyday essentials across its 4,586 square metres of space, of which 85% is allocated to Grocery Food and Fresh Foods when it opens at the end of December. This is the first time Lulu hypermarket customers can sit in and eat their freshly prepared food from the live stations that offer fresh Sushi, Pasta and Pizza. Cheese connoisseurs can enjoy a selection of over 700 cheeses imported from around the world.

Families and friends can dine at the 500-seater food court and choose from the 13 global food chains available including Popeye’s, KFC, Pizza Hut, Hardee’s, and Baskin Robbins amongst others. Meanwhile customers looking to unwind and dine in style have 40 cafes and restaurants to indulge in, offering a variety of cuisines including American, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Turkish and Italian. The region’s first Grain of Salt restaurant is set to open in the following weeks and give customers an exemplary culinary experience with its vibrant live cooking stations.

The mall will also have a stay and play facility which allows children to spend time playing while the parents shop or run errands at the mall. The communities nearby can also take advantage of the Kids Club, which has an eventful calendar of activities that will keep little ones busy all year round.

From day of launch until Christmas, kids can enjoy face painting, cookie decorating for some festive fun, with caricatures on offer for the adults.  The mall will have a variety of family fun on offer for all visitors, including four secret rooms connected by an infinity tunnel that will be discoverable through Festival Plaza’s Instagram page and a confetti room for people to snap their own photos of the 60 seconds of celebration.  Finally, Festival Plaza will be the first mall with its own community garden. Children will be able to plant their own plants each weekend as well as attend workshops to watch the progress of their plant. All participants will receive a certificate and seeds to takeaway and replicate what they learn at the workshops.

With a multitude of retail, dining and entertainment options and 2,310 parking spaces, Festival Plaza serves as a convenient and family lifestyle mall easily accessible from Sheikh Zayed Road, fifteen minutes from Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah and a few minutes away from RTA Energy Metro Station.

For more information on the Festival Plaza development, please visit:

Facebook: @dubaifestivalplaza

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Twitter: @dubaifestplaza


Healthy Eating At Pita Pit Bay Avenue – Dubai

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Bay Avenue in Dubai is another great place with a lot of eateries, perfect to wind down and enjoy the weather. We visited Pita Pit, they serve richly stuffed Pita Rolls. Chicken , Beef , Turkey etc are grilled & you can customize your pita with the selection of your protein filling & choice of veggies. The good thing is you can watch your calorie count as you place your order. It will be grilled & served with lots of dressings which are available to add according to your choice. Healthy bowl of salad with a good portion of fresh salad, veggies & meat of your choice.

The salad bowl we had was Souvlaki with chunks of chicken , olives & veggies.


The rolls we opted for …… Thai Flax Chicken, Grilled Steak ……. Beef chunks with veggies, & Kale Chicken Ceasar.

Organic fresh juices & Vitamin drinks are available.

Thai Cuisine At Khao Siam 45- Business Bay Dubai

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Those pleasant days are back again to enjoy outdoor dining in UAE. I spent an afternoon in Business Bay at Khao Siam 45 restaurant. I opted to have my lunch outside to enjoy weather along with Dubai Canal flowing besides the restaurant.


The restaurant serves delicious Thai food. I had my favorite Tom Yum Goong. As weather calls for warm bowl of soup, enjoyed seafood , lemongrass & kaffir lime flavors in the soup.

For salad I had Som Tam Thai healthy Papaya & Shrimp Salad followed by Fried Chicken Wings.

Stir Fried Large Rice Noodles, Pad Ka Praow Talay …..this is stir fired mixed seafood with chili garlic & basil.

Gang Kiew Wan Gai …. lip-smacking Thai Green Curry.


Special dessert offering is the Mango & Sticky Rice with Coconut Cream Sauce.


They also offer special set menu with few different options & prices starting from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Dinner at Street Cafe Ibis Styles Jumeirah


Ibis Styles Jumeirah is offering dinner buffet with lip-smacking veg & non-veg dishes at a reasonable package at Street Cafe. I have frequently visited  Ibis Styles , &  have experienced dining  with  calm ambiance & delicious food. The new chef at the restaurant has created great dishes in the menu. The starters & salads include an assortment of seafood delicacies, poached prawns, smoked salmon, steamed salmon, Arabic mezzehs, vegetable spring rolls, meat Kibbeh, fried fish with tartar salad, & continental salads.


The main dishes will attract you with a selection of meat cuts with gravies like roasted beef with brown sauce, grilled chicken breast with cheese sauce, in veg options eggplant moussaka, vegetable rice, penne ala pomodoro are available.


Variety of  cakes & fresh fruit is available in the desserts section. The  buffet with these  quality dishes is priced at 59 Dhs per head.



Claypot Restaurant Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai

Change in weather calls for new menu across many restaurants in UAE. Claypot Restaurant in Bur Dubai have recently launched their new menu. A  great variety of tantalizing dishes  is available in veg & non-veg.  Mocktails & juices are also served with innovative combinations. I had Mango Chilli Margarita. If you fancy spicy, tangy combinations then do try this one.


The dishes are richly prepared by adding flavors & assorted ingredients by containing the traditional touch & authenticity in each recipe. The dishes mostly had cashewnuts in them. As due to my own dietry requirement , I had to resist from those dishes. Thanks to the staff & chef who selected & prepared a nut free menu for me.

Live performances are done during  dining hours.

Enjoy complimentary popadums with tangy pickles to munch on while your food is under preparation.


In starter I tried Murgh Cafreal , the Goan recipe with addition of mint, coriander & green chillies.


In main I had the Prawn Curry , the gravy had perfect & balanced flavors, enjoyed eating with Garlic Naan.


Gajjar Halwa. The rich mouth melting Carrot Halwa is a must try .

I ended up with green tea & soft live melodies.


Breakfast At My Govindas

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My Govindas restaurant launched their new menu. Offering a few healthy options & the authentic taste from the region. The new menu has delish desi varieties to kick start your day. I was invited last week at My Govindas Karama outlet for breakfast.


I tried Jowar Upma for the first time , liked the healthy concept with slight aroma of desi ghee.Home style Aloo Paratha & if you like a dollop of butter on top is also available.

Whole Wheat Avocado & Sprout Sandwich is another delish item. All these items are served with chuttneys , Raita & Yogurt. You can also have Poha, Cheese Sandwich & Porridge for breakfast.

All varieties in tea, which includes Sweet & Salty lassi ,booster is in the menu. I enjoyed freshly brewed tea in Claypot.


Breakfast timings are 7:30 am to 10:30 am.
You can also order online . Call 043960088

The S Hotel Al Barsha Hosts A Special Arabian Nights Dinner

Fusion Restaurant - The S Hotel, Al Barsha South Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

The S Hotel Al Barsha, a stylish four-star property in Dubai Science Park, launched their themed Dinner ‘Arabian Nights’, an unforgettable and authentic foodie experience featuring the new Arabic-themed buffet every Thursday night.


‘Arabian Nights’ showcases Middle Eastern cuisine, charm and hospitality. With its proud Emirati heritage, the new F&B offering aims to showcase local culture and cuisine cooked with exotic spices, this Emirati / GCC Cuisine Night aims to delight local patrons with dishes such as Hummus, Mutable, Fattouh, Fattoush labneh with mint lobelia, Baljit Eggplant Mushka, Feta cheese and Zaatar tomato salad.


The main star is the Lamb Oozi live station where you can sample tender, melt-in-your-mouth lamb and a hot mezzah which features lamb kibbeh, spinach fatayer, cheese sambosek. The main course includes Arabic mix grill (lamb kofta / shish taouk / chicken kofta), lamb salona, vermicelli rice, Moroccan traditional tagine (chicken / lamb / fish), jereesh, machboos, vegetable saloona, chicken mandi, chicken molakia and shish brak.


End the lavish dinner on a sweet note with Arabic sweets & assorted fruit tarts, cakes, Macaroons, Umm Ali to name a few.



If you have friends visiting Dubai, Fusion restaurant every Thursday night is the perfect place to show them what Arabic cuisine is all about.
To book a table, please call reservations at 04 871 2277 or e-mail:

Kobe Sizzlers Karama

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The restaurant with its specialty dishes like Steaks,Burgers & Sizzlers, Kobe Sizzlers had their grand opening few days back. Situated in Karama, this small restaurant has a variety in its menu. Seafood, Chicken & Beef & different Veg Sizzlers and shashlik to savor on.
Appetizers & Salads also have a good selection.And for this cooler weather if you want to try some soups, the restaurant offer soups as well.

We tried Seafood Sizzler & Shashlik .The dishes are generously served with a selection of meat and assorted grilled veggies are added as sides. The sizzling platters are healthy & filling with a balanced combination of meat & veggies.


Do try their melt in mouth dessert Sizzling Brownie with a dollop of icecream and drizzled with thick chocolate sauce.

Wakha launches newest luxury diner at Jumeirah

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Restaurant invites customers new and old to embark on a culinary adventure where they create and name their own dish.

The acclaimed restaurant chain Wakha, that specializes in Afghani and Shinwari cuisines, has launched its latest diner at Jumeirah, Dubai. The restaurant adds flavor to its dishes by using ingredients from the region to make recipes that delight customers with a memorable dining experience.


What we experienced at the launch day was an amalgamation of two great cuisines on one table. Afghani & Pakistani cuisine. Dishes from Peshawar & specialties from Afghanistan took us to a great culinary journey. Peshawar known for its hospitality & specialties from the generous land of Afghanistan are all available here at Wakha restaurant. Generous portions are served in each of its dishes. The flavor , juiciness and quality of meat and serving portions is all remarkable. We had the Wakha Platter which is a combination of Shinwari Lamb Tikka, Shinwari Chicken Tikka, Kabuli Beef & Chicken Tikka served on Kabuli Pulao & Naan. This generous portion is good enough for four people.


We had the sumptuous Kebabs & Shinwari Lamb Karahi.

A true meat Indulgence where all flavors are intact in dishes with not much spices so as to meet the choices of the mix culture living in UAE.
Yet another location to enjoy the upcoming cooler days in Dubai with an outdoor seating arrangement & Shisha.

The menu has a lot of interesting items to enjoy. We ended up with Qehwa & Semolina Halwa.


Muhammad Azam, Co-founder, Wakha, said: “At Wakha, our ambition has always been to serve our valued customers with the healthiest, freshest and most authentic Shinwari and Afghani cuisines available without the use of any processed spices and oil. We constantly strive to facilitate the best possible dining experience to everybody who walks through our doors and all customers are now able to choose their meat, how it is cut, pick different combinations of flavors and cooking styles, and also name their dish and take the precise details of their recipes.”

He continued: “We believe in providing a platform for a culinary adventure like no other and the approach we are adopting at our new restaurant places no restrictions on visitors with regards to eating options. We only use natural ingredients such as green spices, tomatoes, salt and lamb fat or fresh butter while all our signature cuisines are 100 percent halal. We look forward to welcoming everyone who visits the new restaurant in the coming months and years and providing them with a special dining experience like no other.”

Wakha, co-owned by Waqas Talat, Aqeel Sarwar, Saad Talat and Muhammad Azam was established with a clear vision to offer a true and authentic taste in the UAE and other international markets. The distinctive feature of the Shinwari cuisine is that all meat is charcoal grilled or cooked with lamb fat and salt with no or customized spices to provide a delicious and real taste of meat. The most famous items from the Shinwari cuisine are: Shinwari lamb karahi – fresh lamb cooked in natural lamb fat, tomatoes, green chillies and salt; Shinwari chicken karahi – fresh chicken cooked in natural lamb fat or fresh butter, tomatoes, green chillies and salt; Shinwari lamb tikka – charcoal-grilled fresh lamb seasoned with salt and natural lamb fat; Dumpukht/Rosh – succulent fresh lamb meat cooked on a very low flame in its juices and bone marrow for three to four hours with potatoes and seasoned aromatic herbs.

Wakha’s Afghani cuisine provides a real-time alternative for those interested in the rich Central Asian culture of Afghanistan. The flagship dish of the Afghani cuisine is the Kabuli Palao, which consists of tender lamb or beef, long grained steamed rice, raisins, julienned carrots, Kofta Nakhod, beef meat balls and grounded chickpeas.