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From Budget to Blowout: Dubai’s Top 10 Restaurants

From Budget to Blowout: Dubai’s Top 10 Restaurants

SARAH WALTON: I’ve had enough of TripAdvisor’s weird recommendations. Here’s a list of the restaurants in Dubai you shouldn’t miss.

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Dining in Dubai: What To Expect in 2014

Dining in Dubai: What To Expect in 2014

SARAH WALTON: It’s going to be a very busy year indeed on the dining front in Dubai. Here are my predictions.

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Silvena Rowe In Dubai: What do we Think?

Silvena Rowe In Dubai: What do we Think?

A couple of months back, I told you about a chef who was going to move to Dubai and set up shop, and I was pretty excited. Silvena Rowe meant something to me that tickled a nerve – she meant that maybe we would see a grander scale movement towards modern middle eastern cooking in this city’s restaurants.

SARAH WALTON: A couple of months back, I told you about a chef who was going to move to Dubai and set up shop, and I was pretty excited. Silvena Rowe meant something to me that tickled a nerve…

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Dubai’s Fishy Delight: A Friday Lunch at The Barracuda

Dubai’s Fishy Delight: A Friday Lunch at The Barracuda

SARAH WALTON: It’s taken me a lot longer than virtually everyone else in the city to discover one of Dubai’s dining gems.

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Dubai’s Top 5 Restaurants: A Personal Choice

Dubai’s Top 5 Restaurants: A Personal Choice

SARAH WALTON: I’m often asked what are my favourite restaurants in Dubai – well then, here they are.

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Egypt’s Culinary Treasure: The Delight That Is Feteer

Egypt’s Culinary Treasure: The Delight That Is Feteer

SARAH WALTON: How did I not know of it before? The heavenly taste of freshly baked feteer is a treat worth celebrating.

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Magic Cook: There’s Something About Mary

Magic Cook: There’s Something About Mary

SARAH WALTON: Every Friday she cooks for her husband we frequently receive ‘surprise’ visits from friends who are in thrall to her dishes.

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“I Eat Kids”: The Meaty Delights of Dubai’s Asado

“I Eat Kids”: The Meaty Delights of Dubai’s Asado

SARAH WALTON: A weak joke with your offspring perhaps but Asado offers some seriously tasty dishes for confirmed carnivores.

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Time To Celebrate the Hidden Gem That Is Amman

Time To Celebrate the Hidden Gem That Is Amman

SARAH WALTON: Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, Jerash – it’s a familiar tourist trail but don’t forget to spend some time in the capital, Amman

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Wadi Rum Luxury: Think Different

Wadi Rum Luxury: Think Different

SARAH WALTON: There are some places in the world however, where the luxury you think you want is not the best you can get.

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The Sensitive Issue of Alcohol in the Muslim World

The Sensitive Issue of Alcohol in the Muslim World

THE HEDONISTA: The rules surrounding alcohol in the Muslim world are often as cloudy as the Lebanese liquor, arak.

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Make it, Eat It: The Wonderful ‘Petra Kitchen’

Make it, Eat It: The Wonderful ‘Petra Kitchen’

THE HEDONISTA: A minor setback then an evening full of flavour and warm company.

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Dull and Predictable: The Real Taste of Dubai

Dull and Predictable: The Real Taste of Dubai

THE HEDONISTA: It was ‘the same old, same old’ at this year’s Taste of Dubai festival.

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Armchair Travels: Gourmet France en Dubai

Armchair Travels: Gourmet France en Dubai

THE HEDONISTA: Each bite holds the adventure, terroir, culture, simple pleasure, even that tick on the bucket list others can only find in grander things.

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The Delicious, Sweet Treats of the Middle East

The Delicious, Sweet Treats of the Middle East

THE HEDONISTA: If you’re a lover of sugar then the Middle East is the place for you – it truly is ‘confection heaven’

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Full Moon Drumming in the Desert: Not to be Missed

Full Moon Drumming in the Desert: Not to be Missed

THE HEDONISTA: Drums, desert, camels and Santa, a heady mix which produced an unforgettable night at Dubai’s Full Moon Drumming session.

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The UAE’s National Day, the Emirati Way

The UAE’s  National Day, the Emirati Way

THE HEDONISTA: It’s a source of much chagrin – it’s easy to find food from the middle east, but something essentially Emirati? Nigh impossible.

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A Silent Grandeur: Wafi, Dubai’s Forgotten Mall

A Silent Grandeur: Wafi, Dubai’s Forgotten Mall

THE HEDONISTA: Shop assistants mimic the foyer’s statues. A janitor sweeps the floor. It is already clean. He buffs it. But it is already polished.

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The Pros and Cons of Being an Expat in Dubai

The Pros and Cons of Being an Expat in Dubai

THE HEDONISTA: Written from an Australian perspective – Vegemite and Tim Tams feature – I think there’s enough here to give everyone a flavour of what they’ll gain and lose as an expat in Dubai.

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Eid is Just Around the Corner: So Where to Go?

Eid is Just Around the Corner: So Where to Go?

THE HEDONISTA: Eid al Adha has been my favourite – the last few years it has fallen far enough out of summer it occurs with the change of season.