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This charming cafe is packed with healthy options

This charming cafe is packed with healthy options

After becoming a mother, Monica, aka Moni, wanted to make sure she was giving her children the best start in life by looking after their health. Though she admits she’d always eaten healthy herself, it became more vital that her …

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Bab Al Shams unveils magical iftar under the stars

Bab Al Shams unveils magical iftar under the stars

This Ramadan, Al Hadheerah restaurant at the luxury desert retreat, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, invites guests to a magical desert iftar experience from the beginning of the Holy Month. Set among rolling sand dunes and surrounded by natural desert …

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The best plant-based burgers in Abu Dhabi

The best plant-based burgers in Abu Dhabi

Whether you’re trying to reduce your meat consumption or are following a 100 percent vegan diet, these hearty, meat-free options will satisfy your burger cravings Café 302 This popular downtown café was one of the first to add a plant-based …

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Here’s what to expect from this new fusion restaurant

Here’s what to expect from this new fusion restaurant

Though continents apart, Japan and Italy’s cuisines do share common traits. Both are known for simplicity and attention to detail, incorporating seasonal ingredients. What’s more, the Japanese are known for their love of Italian food, with pasta dishes having become …

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This kitchen artist really knows how to keep cool

This kitchen artist really knows how to keep cool

Some chefs have a passion for presentation, others for pushing the boundaries with ingredients and flavours. For chef Sampath Asela, chef artist at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, it’s a passion and talent for ice carving that sets him apart. The …

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This new Japanese restaurant is kid-friendly

This new Japanese restaurant is kid-friendly

I am not a big fan of raw sushi so reviewing Abu Dhabi’s newest Japanese restaurant comes with trepidation. My plan is to play it safe and fill up on fully cooked options like miso-marinated black cod or beef filet …

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In the kitchen with this Italian chef

In the kitchen with this Italian chef

From Tuscany to Abu Dhabi, Italian speciality chef Antonino Chirieleison pays tribute to his roots the best way he knows how. Most of us have fond memories of family occasions where food was just as important as the conversation.  “For …

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This quirky Lebanese restaurant has a great atmosphere

This quirky Lebanese restaurant has a great atmosphere

To say Abu Dhabi has a plethora of Lebanese restaurants is potentially the understatement of the year. From fast-food shawarma spots to five-star restaurants putting a contemporary spin on the cuisine, there’s something for everyone. One of the things I …

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How this food stall is serving up seafood in the city

How this food stall is serving up seafood in the city

Street food is growing rapidly across the emirate. You can find food trucks in every neighbourhood dishing out artisan meals adapted for on-the-go consumption.  From tacos to shawarmas and burgers with fries, every type of cuisine is on offer. And …

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Get a taste for Tokyo at this impressive restaurant

Get a taste for Tokyo at this impressive restaurant

While there’s no doubt that Japanese food has surged in popularity in recent years, simple bowls of ramen and humble sashimi have been slowly pushed aside to make way for more elaborate and unconventional approaches to Japan’s national cuisine. It’s …

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