Author Archives: 2foodiesindubai

Just for the Halibut

Recently lured to Dubai Mall by the persistent Dubai Shopping Festival billboards, text messages and e-mails, we eventually exhausted our credit cards and required sustenance to keep our energy levels up.  Thus, it was in a moment of nostalgia that … Continue reading

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Twas the night before Christmas

Well, ok. It was actually the night before, the night before Christmas, when we unexpectedly found ourselves without dinner plans or reservations at 8:30 in the evening. Take-out is uninspiring at the best of times and neither of us had … Continue reading

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Happy UAE National Day

December 2nd marked the 40th anniversary of the founding of the United Arab Emirates and in honour of this momentous occasion we decided that we should spend the day partaking in the national pastime of unnecessary shopping.  Our venue of … Continue reading

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The Summer Round-Up Part II : Athens – August 2011

Greece isn’t known for its sophisticated culinary palette, but is a fantastic place to explore the traditional south Mediterranean staples of grilled fish/meat and vegetable dishes.  There are some exceptions worth trying if you’re in the mood for a more … Continue reading

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The Summer Round-Up Part I: Barcelona – July 2011

Some of you loyal followers may have noticed that we’ve been noticeably silent the last few months.  This was due to a hectic summer schedule filled with work, travel, more work, an apartment move, more travel, Ramadan, and more travel.  … Continue reading

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The Summer Round-Up Part III: The Happiest Place on Earth

Several of my friends turned 40 this year so for their birthday we decided (and by this I mean the wives allowed us) to go on a boys’ vacation to Mykonos, Greece.  The plan was simple – 3 guys, 3 … Continue reading

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Roll up the Rim!

If you don’t know what a double-double is this entry is not for you.  Long anticipated and very overdue, Tim Horton’s has finally arrived in Dubai.  OK, it’s the American version Tim Horton’s Cafe and Bake shop where the coffee cups … Continue reading

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Oh Canada

The UAE has a fairly strong contingent of Canadian expats and the long distance tends to stir our patriotism as Canada Day approaches. This year a group of Canadians organized the Red and White Night at Fire & Ice Grill … Continue reading

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Lebanese-style Sashimi

We’ve recently returned from spending a few days in Beirut to attend a wedding and get a short respite from the Dubai heat.  During the trip we were hosted for dinner by some Lebanese friends at a small waterfront restaurant … Continue reading

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The Gods must be hungry

I’ve been unsuccessfully hunting for decent Greek food in Dubai for years with no success. Then a few months ago I was driving along Jumeirah Beach Road when Zeus threw a Iightning bolt down from Olympus and illuminated a tiny … Continue reading

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