Trine and I were invited to come and check out the Museum of Illusions, which is a new museum located in the new dining and shopping area Al Seef down by the creek. At first, Trine wasn’t too happy about going, as she is really not into museums, but Museum of Illusions is not your usual museum, and after visiting, Trine had to admit that it was a really awesome place.
Summer is just around the corner and maybe it is time to update your sunglasses wardrobe? My friend Angela has moved to Hong Kong, but she was back for Art Dubai, so I met with her for lunch and a talk about this year’s sunglasses trends. Angela is among my most fashion-savvy friends, so who would be better for modeling the sunglasses I have borrowed for this shoot? Here are some of the styles you can expect to see this summer:
When we moved to Dubai many years ago, JLT was mostly known for the strange orbital road and for being on the wrong side of Sheikh Zayed Road. Though a lot of things have happened since then, and today, JLT is one of the hottest neighborhoods for foodies looking for cheap and tasty meals in Dubai.
Before I traveled back to Denmark, I was back at Roast again, this time with Nicola and J. After J moved to the Marina, we see each other all the time as she’s in the building right next to ours. Though it’s been more than a year since the last time I saw Nicola, so we had a lot to catch up on.
Last week I was invited to Farzi Café down at City Walk in Dubai. Farzi Café serves up modern Indian cuisine in casual settings, but with molecular gastronomy ambitions that feels like fine dining. Liquid nitrogen seemed to be an overall theme for the dishes we tried, and you know me; I love that kind of special effects food.
The other night, my friend Peter and I went for dinner at The Sky, which is a Korean restaurant inside Golden Tulip Hotel in Al Barsha. It’s a casual, but nice restaurant, and it’s not too far from Dubai Marina. Besides, it is one of Peter’s favorite Korean restaurants in Dubai.
It’s beach season in Dubai and for a long time, I’ve been looking for shoes to wear by the pool or at the beach. I find it hard to walk in flip-flops, but I also don’t want to expose my non-beach shoes to sand and saltwater. When I was in Bangkok, I found these cute plastic ballerinas from a brand called Jelly Bunny.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I cannot recall that there has ever been a Danish café or a Danish restaurant in Dubai. Instead, we had to make do with Swedish candy, pickled herring and ryebread mix from IKEA. Same, same but different.
The Thai restaurant Sticky Rice opened 3 months ago out in JVC, which is a residential area about a 15-minute-drive from Dubai Marina. Sticky Rice is one of the restaurants that everybody is talking about right now, so the other day my foodie friend J asked if we should go and check it out. I’m always up for good Thai food, so we decided to go the very same evening.
Update: It looks like the cafe has gone out of business. Will go and check for myself one of the days.
The area around Dubai Creek is one of my favorite places in the city, and if the traffic wasn’t so horrible, I would go there all the time. For me, a trip to Dubai Creek usually start with a walk through the textile souk and the maze-like alleys in the historical district Bastakiya. If I manage to find my way out to the water, I go for a walk along the creek before I stop for lunch at one of the area’s many nice cafés and restaurants.