7.22.2014

Three Iftar Spots to Try

With Ramadan coming close to an end I've rounded up three spots to try for iftar which I've absolutely enjoyed! Let me know if you tried/try them out, and what you think.
The luxurious:
One of the most exuberant Dubai tents, Asateer in Atlantis is a must-try! Although it might be considered a bit on the pricey side by plenty, the dazzling decorations, kunafa stands, and endless starters selections make it an elegant and delicious spot you don't want to miss out on.

Highlight: Luxurious setting/ hosts up to 900 people.
Cost: AED 195 for iftar (including juices)
Reservations: Call  +971 4 426 0800.
The affordable:
It was my first time visiting the Movenpick Hotel located in JLT, and I was amazed as I had iftar at their restaurant, Nosh, which was fully booked that evening. Although it is a comparatively smaller venue, Nosh offers various starter options consisting of both warm and cold mezza, and soup, and even more dessert options. The restaurant offers traditional arabic dishes and desserts (an Ouzi station, and another shawerma one), but the best part had to be the candy stand and the chocolate fountain. May I add, at 99 dirhams, this is the most affordable and price-worthy iftar I've had this year.

Highlight: Affordable/bonus points for creativity with candy.
Cost: AED 99 (including juices)
Reservations: 04 4298789
The mixed:
I don't usually wander into the other side of town, but on this occasion, I was glad I did. Located in Bur Dubai across Burjman, the Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel offers iftar at the Kris restaurant, which offers both Arabic delicacies and pan-Asian dishes. The restaurant is also known for a delightful panoramic view of the city.

Highlight: A henna stand (also, I found it cute that there were traditionally dressed staff handing out coffee etc.)
Cost: AED 130
Reservations: Call +971 4 3771 111

5.27.2014

Jawbone Up 24 Review

Nike Fuel, Fit Bit, and Jawbone, have been going head to head as the biggest names in the fitness bands industry this year, but it hasn't yet been clear, which one is in the lead.
Personally, I took my first leap into the fitness band craze by getting the Jawbone UP 24, an updated version of the more commonly known UP band.
How has my experience been so far? I've tried it out for three weeks now, and this is how my experience has been so far..