All posts tagged: Dubai

‘Frozen’ winter wonderland at Ski Dubai

UAE residents are lucky to experience eternal winter just like Kristoff, Princess Ana and Queen Elsa of Frozen. Yes, an eternal winter in the desert  is possible because of Ski Dubai and to make your experience more exciting, Majid Al Futtaim Leisure & Entertainment and Disney collaborate to create a Frozen experience in the coldest destination here in UAE.

Farmer’s Market Fun with Kids

“Are there any activities for the kids to do?” No bouncy castles. No face painting. No balloon twisting. I prefer it that way, less distractions and more appreciation on what the Farmer’s Market has to offer. Take it as an opportunity to teach your kids where the food came from. Here’s how you can make it fun: First, eat something. Baker and Spice has a wide range of breads and healthy breakfast options for you to choose.  Any hungry person is no fun to be with, so make sure you grab something to eat.

Themed Nights at Millennium Plaza Hotel + Giveaway

    We were invited at the re-launch of Millennium Plaza Hotel’s Themed Nights in their Metro Cuisine Restaurant. Themed nights will feature array of food from Southeast Asia and Indian cuisines. Although Indian cuisine is widely available in Dubai and one of my closest friends is from Kerala – we always stick to the familiar food when dining out. My idea of Indian food is limited to papadams, buttered chicken, naan, dosa and Kerala style veggie stew.   We were spoilt with choices from appetizers to desserts – the buffet had live pakora and chaat stations. We browsed through the food choices and to my surprise no sight of buttered chicken! I asked our pleasant waiter Shajeev if there was indeed no buttered chicken in the menu and he said there was none. He suggested that I try the lamb and chicken curry instead.

Disney On Ice Dubai

We went to Disneyland Hong Kong last year, sadly we didn’t get a chance to meet all the Princesses – a reason that we have to go back. Dad and I had a long discussion on what show to watch that weekend (Hi-5 or Disney) – we finally decided on Disney on Ice. I watched Disney on Ice as a kid with my siblings and cousins in Manila way back 1990 at Araneta Coliseum – I’m asking Mama to look for photos. We bought tickets for the kids and I to watch Disney on Ice Rockin Ever After. I also joined several giveaways to win tickets to both shows. We won family tickets to watch Disney On Ice from Etisalat!


7 years of being together and I am still having a hard time finding the perfect gift for my husband. I surely fail in that department. Last year, for his birthday we bought a mini player that he can use while jogging at the park. The day after I bought the player, he came home and declared that he loaded his blackberry with songs for his run. Really!! I just bought you a player that you’ll get in a few days and you tell me you have the blackberry for that! Dilemma in buying Mr. C a gift. 1) He almost always manage to buy something similar to what I already bought him 2) I rarely go out without him – I don’t drive and travelling with two kids in tow with bags is challenging. 3) If and when the kids and I manage to go gift shopping for dad – V declares “Daddy, we have a surprise for you! Mama, Chloe and I bought you a …” as soon as he see’s Dad. Father’s …

Free Pizza for Mother’s Day

Pizza Express is giving all Mama’s accompanied by kids a free classic pizza to celebrate Mother’s Day (March 30). The special offer applies to all PizzaExpress restaurants* across the UAE, and includes their outlets at Ibn Battuta Mall, Al Safa Centre, Bin Sougat Centre, Dubai World Trade Centre and City Centre Fujairah. *Does not include Jazz@PizzaExpress

Shakshouka – Baker & Spice

We found ourselves enjoying the view of Burj Khalifa early Saturday morning after hearing mass, while waiting for Baker & Spice to serve breakfast at 8 am. Kids amused themselves by taking photos, going up and down the stairs and waving to Dubai fountain cleaner. I’ll have Shakshouka please as soon as the waiter handed us the menu, he cheerful replied “which one, madam?” I look down on the menu,  I indeed had 3 choices on how I want my shakshouka – red, green and matbukha. I ordered Capuccino and the boys shared a cup of thick Mexican Hot Chocolate – the best hot chocolate we’ve had here in Dubai. Shakshouka Matbukha – 4 eggs poached on a homemade tomato and red peppers sauce with garlic, chili and olive oil. Four sunshiny egg goodness served with freshly baked farmhouse bread = a good morning indeed! We all enjoyed every bit of sauce. V who swears he doesn’t like tomatoes and peppers (I didn’t tell him dish consists of the mentioned ingredients) exclaimed that it’s one of …