When Trine was in Dubai, we met with Pia, Peter and Meg for Korean BBQ Brunch at Namu. I had dined at Namu before, so I knew that their Korean food is good, but I had never tried their BBQ Brunch, which I think they launched earlier this year.
The summer has loosened its hot and humid grip on Dubai and the rooftop season has slowly kicked off again. Level 43 is the rooftop bar at Four Points by Sheraton, and last Wednesday I was invited to the launch of their Saxophone Night. It was my first time to visit Level 43, so I was looking forward to seeing what the view was like from up there.
I was invited to try out Welli & Wine – I did not pay for food and drinks myself
Yesterday, I was invited to Verve Brasserie to try their new Welli & Wine (or was it Wine & Welli?) Night. The night will be a recurring event every Saturday from October with a special offer on a bottle of wine and Beef Wellington for two persons.
When Trine was visiting, she wanted to do a ladies’ night, so we booked a table at Cavalli Club Monday evening. For 149AED ladies get a three-course dinner and open bar all night, which sounded like a really good deal.
Bistro des Arts serves delicious French bistro fare, and it is one of the best places for breakfast in Dubai Marina. On weekends (Friday and Saturday) they have a brunch offer, which includes coffee, a main course and a crepe plus all you can eat from their brunch buffet.
Most buildings in Dubai Marina have a pool and a gym, but the standard can vary a lot, so the facilities are something that you really want to consider, when choosing which building to live in. Sometimes it can pay off to spend a little extra on rent to live in a building with good facilities instead of having to purchase pool access and gym membership externally. In our new building the pool area is really nice, so we have not been to the beach club since we moved in.
I was a guest at The Butcher and I did not pay for food and drinks
The Butcher is a new gourmet burger restaurant in Dubai Marina. The restaurant is a branch of a popular Dutch chain, which is known for making all their burgers with high grade Aberdeen Angus beef.
It is always ladies’ night somewhere in Dubai, and on Saturdays, an old favorite is the ladies’ night at Q43 at Media One. Their ladies’ night offer has changed over the years, but these days, you get free flow all night from a selection of cocktails and wine for 59AED as well as 50% off the regular food menu. It is a really good deal for those of us who think that a great night out starts with good food.
We have been looking for something bigger for a while, and right now, the prices to rent in Dubai are at an all-time low, so when our lease was about to expire, we decided not to extend. Moving has almost become an annual ritual for us, and during our 8 years in Dubai, we have been living in 6 different apartments. In Dubai you sign a lease for one year at a time, and you typically pay the entire amount all at once, or with two cheques, each with 50 percent of the amount.
When I get together with Pia and Peter, we usually meet for Korean food at one of Dubai’s many Korean restaurants, but this time I got to pick the place, and I was craving pasta. I therefore suggested that we met at Splendido which is really nice Italian restaurant at the Ritz Carlton over at JBR.