Dubai's Best Jazz & Blue's Bar - The Blue Bar, Novotel Hotel

Tucked away in the ground floor of Novotel Hotel, a little off the buzzing Sheikh Zayed Road is the opulent Blue Bar. It’s one of those perfect places to immerse yourself in soul captivating jazz music, in the accompaniment of premium cocktail on one hand and a lit cigar on the other.

The Ambiance
With plush sofas and chic interiors, Blue Bar is every bit as luxe as you’d expect a bar in Dubai’s business district to be. That withstanding the fact that it is generally not a place to see, or be seen, but rather a place to quietly slip onto a sofa and tune off to some live entertainment and a glass of perfectly mixed cocktail.

Blue bar features live entertainment 4 days a week with different genres played out from Tuesday through Friday. The performances include Veronica’s vintage jazz on Tuesdays, Accoustic Jazz from Kamal Musallam on Wednesdays, Oriental beats from Libanista Talal & The Band on Thursdays, and Alternative beats from the Big Chill Music Unlimited troupe on Fridays.


DXB Grill ; A Tasty Addition to the Dubai Dining Scene

The UAE’s love for grilled food is a well-known, evident from the rising numbers of rotisseries and grills springing up across town every other week. This is aside from the gazillion Shawarma shacks spread around town. With such healthy competition around, there has never been a dearth of choices in terms of grill houses in Dubai.

While Garhoud may not be a neighborhood generally known as a foodies stopover, there are a few promising restaurants that might well change the geography of the dining scene in Dubai. Millennium Hotel’s DXB Grill is one such place. A relative new comer in the rotisserie scene in Dubai, DXB grill has a lot to offer in terms of variety, value, taste and overall offering.

Me and my dining partner who are generally not fans of hotel’s restaurants were invited by the luxe Millennium Airport hotel to review DXB Grill. The invitation came just around Christmas time so we took it. And thanks to that, we were treated to some of the best culinary treats of the season…

Beatbox Dubai – Burgers, Shakes, Beats & Good Vibes

If you ever end up in the Deira side of town and crave for some burger, here’s an interesting place to check out.  A music-themed Burger joint, Beatbox Cafe offers a lot more than just burgers. Situated near Baniyas Metro station along the busy Naif Street, Beatbox offers a delicious array of of subs, wraps, sliders, shakes and cold coffee. Relatively new, the cafe is already attracting a loyal (and hungry) bunch of burger-loving followers.

In the world of burgers there are a thousand different brands in the market place. A few giants like MCD's and Burger King stand out with their mega-marketing budgets. Some newcomers like Beatbox stand out with their brand personality, service and product offering.

The Beatbox branding is cool and catchy with striking yellow and black color. Because of this, the cafe stands out from the neighboring shops and hard to miss, if you are in that street.
The dining area is quite small inside, but they make up for it with additional seating a…

Hakkasan – A Contemporary Take on Authentic Cantonese Cuisine

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Hakkasan is undoubtedly one of Dubai’s fanciest restaurants and arguably one of the best Chinese restaurants in the whole of UAE. Thanks to the incredibly high standards it has set, Hakkasan is often bench-marked as a restaurant-to-compare pitted against new comers and other contenders in the category.

So, needless to say - when we got an invitation to visit Hakkasan for a review, we grabbed the opportunity.

A restaurant that has consistently won accolades and honors since its launch, Hakkasan lives up to its prestigious ranking by offering exquisite food, remarkable milieu and supreme levels of service, much like its counterparts in other countries. Flaunting a fantastic selection of exotic Cantonese dishes and an extensive line-up of spirits and world-class cigars, Hakkasan leads the list of top luxury…

Molecular Creativity meets Mexico-Italian Gastronomy at Quattro Ristorante


The concept of using avant-garde culinary techniques to transform ordinary cuisine into extraordinary flavors and presentations is not new. However, what you'll experience at Quattro is completely different. A relative new comer in the molecular gastronomy scene in Dubai, this Mexico-Italian Ristorante is setting new standards with its refreshing take on this modern art of cooking.

Molecular gastronomy is part science and part art and Quattro seems to have mastered this, only too well.  Within a space that’s both elegant and earthy, adorned with a giant tree in the center and lots of potted plants in the corners, colourful décor of yellow and blue adding that speckle of tonality to the simple wooden tables and whitewashed walls - a marriage of molecular creativity and gastronomy transpires.

Quattro manages to create a perfect amalgamation of two world famous cuisines and molecular creativity culminating in gastronomical experience of sorts. Considering it is a 100 percent pure v…