Manzil Downtown: Staycation Spot

The shorter working hours and relaxed atmosphere in the holy month of Ramadan often make it a great time to de-stress and unwind – and there’s no better way to do that than head for a staycation. I had the chance to spend my Ramadan weekend at Manzil Downtown – a 4-star property located just a stone’s throw away from Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa. … Continue reading Manzil Downtown: Staycation Spot

Soma Spa at Pullman Deira City Centre

Every man needs their fair share of R&R and I had the chance to head to Soma Spa at the Pullman Deira City Centre for a much-needed facial and back massage post Eid.   Ambiance: The East-meets-West theme was clearly prevalent in the spa’s simple decor that was peppered with lanterns. I loved the emphasis placed on natural light throughout the property. The facilities were cosy … Continue reading Soma Spa at Pullman Deira City Centre

SpiceKlub Dubai: Veggie Delight

Located in a quaint corner of Bur Dubai, SpiceKlub is a vegetarian serving classic Indian cuisine with a twist. I’ll be honest, I had my inhibitions about having a completely vegetarian three-course meal from an Indian restaurant, as an all-out carnivore. Ambiance: The decor is definitely more upmarket than the price would suggest: I loved the Indian motifs and use of colors throughout the restaurant that … Continue reading SpiceKlub Dubai: Veggie Delight

Nom Nom Asia – Al Barsha, Dubai

There are plenty of Thai and Chinese restaurants dotting Dubai’s landscape and one of them is Nom Nom Asia, located in a quaint corner of Barsha. Ambiance: The facing construction site didn’t make for a pleasant view, but the ambiance inside was classy and cosy – without being too in-your-face – with the black, red and white theme working well with the hanging lanterns. What we … Continue reading Nom Nom Asia – Al Barsha, Dubai

Bernhard H Mayer Nauticus

I recently got my hands on the $2,600 limited-edition Bernhard H Mayer Nauticus – a luxury Swiss-made timepiece inspired by sailing. Look: The waterproof watch comes with a black bezel and carbon-fibre black dial – the design would give any Rolex Daytona out there a run for it’s money. I’m not a huge fan of same colored bezels and dials though, they tend to wash … Continue reading Bernhard H Mayer Nauticus