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Chef Uwe Micheel – Master of Gastronomy

Chef Uwe Micheel is a culinary genius whose experience of nearly three decades shines through in every dish he makes. Chef Uwe Micheel is Assistant Vice President Worldchefs 2016, President Emirates Culinary Guild, Culinary Director Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek, International Judge level A. Born in Celle, a small village in North Germany, that had… Read More Chef Uwe Micheel – Master of Gastronomy

Spice Route

Dubai Beyond The Burj Khalifa

The many facets of Dubai go much beyond its iconic landmark the Burj Khalifa that makes the city a potpourri of interesting experiences. Think Dubai and its glitzy sky scrapers come to mind almost instantly. However the cosmopolitan city has several sights that go beyond them revealing a culturally rich, gastronomically vibrant and pulsating adventurous… Read More Dubai Beyond The Burj Khalifa


Celebrating Eid in Dubai

Eid in Dubai is all about fun, food, shopping and basically spending time with the family. Festive times are always about good vibes and in Dubai there are actually not one but two Eid holidays for Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha. Eid Al Fitr which means festival of breaking the fast signals the… Read More Celebrating Eid in Dubai

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What to see and do in Sharjah

As I was reading a little book in the hotel lobby, my guide came up to me and said, “Sharjah is the city of museums. We have a museum dedicated to almost everything.” And indeed that was certainly true as the book I was reading has a listing of all the numerous museums in Sharjah.… Read More What to see and do in Sharjah


Mleiha – Rediscovering Sharjah’s History

A persistent rainfall through the day in Sharjah is quite unusual. And being part of a contingent to visit the Sharjah Light Festival, all of us were looking forward to take the off road safari drive in Mleiha. But the rain seemed to be all set to play spoilsport. Our affable guide Mozhgan in fact also… Read More Mleiha – Rediscovering Sharjah’s History


Shopping at local markets of Sharjah

If you like shopping like me, Sharjah offers so much more beyond its glitzy malls. In fact on this trip I did not visit even one mall and instead opted to explore the local markets. Here are some of my top picks for shopping all things local and even some global! Central Souq The first… Read More Shopping at local markets of Sharjah


Vegetarian Food Choices in Sharjah

I was recently invited to be part of a media familiarization trip to Sharjah (yes the same venue that once hosted India and Pakistan cricket matches) to witness the Sharjah Light Festival by Sharjah Tourism and Air Arabia. Being a staunch vegetarian who does not eat eggs or mushrooms I was wondering what I would… Read More Vegetarian Food Choices in Sharjah


Sharjah Light Festival – A Visual Wonder

The Al Noor Mosque at the Al Majaz Water Front When I first got the invite to attend the Sharjah Light festival in association with Air Arabia, I was wondering what it was all about. To be honest I had no clue that there was an annual festival like this but the invite piqued my… Read More Sharjah Light Festival – A Visual Wonder