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This restaurant is blending Emirati and Arabic cuisine with tasty results

This restaurant is blending Emirati and Arabic cuisine with tasty results

Despite scarce resources brought predominantly by dry weather typical of the region, Middle Eastern cuisine has evolved to become one of the most versatile in the culinary world – thanks to various influences and the ingenuity of past settlers. This …

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This could be the best new restaurant in the city

This could be the best new restaurant in the city

My mouth waters as I write this. Food cravings are a curious thing. Most of my own cravings are for dishes that evoke memories: my grandmother’s apple crumble served at Sunday lunch, cornbread at Texas barbecues, sticky toffee pudding at …

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Why we think this seafood joint is the reel deal

Why we think this seafood joint is the reel deal

Innovation is great, but not everything in life needs to be revolutionised. Case in point: the humble plate, increasingly sidelined as meals are being presented in more lavish and sometimes outright ridiculous ways. Putting my love of plates to the …

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Can this joint offer anything new to Arabic food lovers?

Can this joint offer anything new to Arabic food lovers?

If you’re like me, you probably had your first taste of Arabic cuisine – Lebanese, to be more specific – almost as soon as you touched down in the city. And since then, it’s probably become a staple in your …

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Can this date specialist deliver with its dining concept?

Can this date specialist deliver with its dining concept?

In a small valley town of 16,500 people, just a hundred miles northwest of Riyadh, is where café chain Bateel began, in much more rustic circumstances. Twenty-five years ago, when Bateel formed, theirs was the business of date cultivation. And from an …

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How much does social media influence where you eat?

How much does social media influence where you eat?

There’s no doubt social media has had a profound influence on the world. And as one of the most popular platforms in the UAE, Instagram is also often an incubator for trends. Photos go viral and Instagrammers flock to the …

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This foodie event is serving up unique dining offers

This foodie event is serving up unique dining offers

As The Galleria gets ready to host its own foodie fest, we take a sneak peek at what’s being served up for Dining Week Ten days, more restaurants than we can count on two hands and a capital full of foodies …

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Sample authentic Peruvian cuisine at this hidden gem

Sample authentic Peruvian cuisine at this hidden gem

It’s been a long time coming, but Abu Dhabi, it seems, is discovering the delights of Peruvian food, a cuisine which was hailed back in 2011 as the next big thing in food by The Wall Street Journal and BBC. Enter Limo – …

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FOOD: Popular burger joint takes a bite of the capital’s burger scene

FOOD: Popular burger joint takes a bite of the capital’s burger scene

Burgers come in different shapes and sizes, with everyone putting their own spin on the classic American fast food dish. And despite the abundance of choices here, there will always be room for another player. Enter Gourmet Burger Kitchen, the …

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FOOD: No frills restaurant offers quality seafood options

FOOD: No frills restaurant offers quality seafood options

We’re lucky enough that in the capital we’re never too far from quality seafood dining options. But while fine dining lobster is all very well, when you want something a little more casual, where should you go? Enter Off The …

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