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  • 7Jan 2014
    Tom & Serg

    5 diversely different dining spots in Dubai


    FooDiva should be regaling you with waistline-friendly dining options given new year resolutions and all, but as an occasional believer in portion-control, gene management and exercise – all in moderation of course (my two mantras are Mireille Guiliano’s French Women Don’t Get Fat and Dr D’Adamo’s Genotype diet)...

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  • 25Sep 2012
    TWG Tea's maze of tea



    Looks like tea is finally taking off here in Dubai, with the opening of a dedicated tea salon and boutique - Singaporean luxury tea brand, TWG Tea...

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  • 4Jul 2012
    Gary Rhodes over afternoon tea at Rhodes in Residence

    Rhodes in Residence – afternoon tea Wimbledon-style


    Dubai; We’ve seen a whole host of Michelin star chefs descend on the UAE in the last few months - all for lunches and dinners. However we now have our first Michelin-starred...

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  • 5Apr 2012
    Finer Things

    It’s the finer things in life that count


    A couple of weeks ago, a friend asked if I'd like to join him for a booze run to Barracuda in Umm Al Quwain. I immediately piped up, "forget the booze, I wanna go to Finer Things, the gourmet deli store next door."

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  • 26Jan 2012
    Tea For You display

    Tea For You…and me


    Dubai has for a little while, had a home-grown tea shop brand, by the name of Tea For You - well actually it's about to celebrate its first birthday next week.

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  • 3May 2011
    FooDiva checks into Euro foodie zone

    FooDiva checks into Euro foodie zone

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    There’s not much I miss from my past life in Europe, but one thing’s for sure, café society when the sun’s shining is hard to beat. So if you’re heading to Continental Europe this summer, read on. Calling on Dusseldorf, Cologne, Maastricht, Brussels and Knokke in six days, here’s FooDiva’s take on their local foodie […]

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  • 7Jan 2011
    Shakshouka for two

    Baker & Spice…and all things nice


    Dubai; Officially happy 2011 FooDiva friends! I hope you managed to contain your new year bubbles consumption, unlike me. It’s been a busy first week, so much so, this is the first opportunity I’ve had to try out a new venue in town. I’ve been meaning to pop by the latest Baker & Spice café at Al Manzil souk in the […]

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  • 18Dec 2010

    Vivel – a cuppa anyone?


    Dubai; As you must know by now, FooDiva has a weakness for all things tea-like, so when I spotted Vivel’s new tea shop and patisserie at Dubai Mall, with its highly enticing store front I had to pop in for a cuppa (with sister in tow). It’s not just a shop, but also a teeny […]

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  • 20Nov 2010
    One & Only The Palm - The Lounge

    Tea on the Palm

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    Dubai; FooDiva always loves new happenings, whether the opening of a new eaterie or hotel, the launch of a new menu or introduction of a new chef. So with One & Only The Palm, Dubai just officially open, I had to check it out. Its very well established sister property, One & Only’s Royal Mirage Palace hotel has consistently […]

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