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May 16, 2018

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Experience the Royal Wedding Cake at Magnolia Bakery Dubai

Spotted Stories

May 16, 2018 | UAE

Royalists and Royal Wedding fans based in Dubai and Abu Dhabi can celebrate the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with cakes that will match the Royal Wedding cake itself. The happy couple have broken with tradition and instead…

Via Vita: A Casual Italian in Dubai

Italian

May 13, 2018 | Restaurants | UAE

Imagine the streets of Southern Italy where all your senses are tickled by LA DOLCE VITA taste the comfort of Nonna’s authentic cooking see the colors of the freshest ingredients smell the aroma of the pizza baking in the wood-fired oven hear…

Five Guys Muscat, Oman: I Love The Concept, Decor and Burger!

Burgers

May 13, 2018 | Recommended | GCC

Five Guys is a family business started by the Murrell family and, as the name suggests, includes five sons, the “five guys.” With its first opening 30 years ago near Washington DC, Five Guys has since grown to be one of the most popular…

Dar Hamad Restaurant: Gourmet and Upscale in Kuwait

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 30, 2018 | Recommended | GCC

You cannot visit Kuwait without having a meal at Dar Hamad; that statement is evident in 2016 on my last visit to Kuwait and reconfirmed while having lunch this week. Dar Hamad is Kuwait’s excellent dining restaurant in a casual ambiance…

Contact Info: Dar Hamad

Phone Number: +965 2227 5555

Address: Arabian Gulf St, Kuwait City 13109, Kuwait [ view ]

Phone Number: +965 2227 5555

Address: Arabian Gulf St, Kuwait City 13109, Kuwait [ view ]

Economy Class Onboard Emirates Airlines

Airlines

April 30, 2018 | Travel | UAE

It’s the service, the attention, and the food but most importantly the relaxing seats with enough legroom to put your legs one on top of the other. With its large screen, electrical plug and USB charger, Emirates economy is close to the…

I Feel Home at The Radisson Blu Kuwait City

Hotels

April 29, 2018 | Reviews | GCC

I feel home at The Radisson Blu Kuwait City and let me tell you why; I feel good because I’ve been here two times already, welcomed with class, respected and pampered without feeling harassed by the staff you see at luxurious hotels. A superb…

Contact Info: Radisson Blu, Kuwait

Phone Number: +965 2567 3000

Address: Al Bida Al Taawoon Street, Salwa, 13122, Kuwait City, Kuwait [ view ]

Phone Number: +965 2567 3000

Address: Al Bida Al Taawoon Street, Salwa, 13122, Kuwait City, Kuwait [ view ]

In The Morning at The Radisson Blu Kuwait City: Memorable and Unique!

Breakfast & Coffee

April 29, 2018 | Hotels | GCC

Believe me; I’ve been to breakfasts! Some are charming, romantic and calm. Others are luxurious with a fine-dining style. I’ve experienced endless choices where the buffet serves cooked chicken, sushi and meat. All combined, the…

Contact Info: Radisson Blu, Kuwait

Phone Number: +965 2567 3000

Address: Al Bida Al Taawoon Street, Salwa, 13122, Kuwait City, Kuwait [ view ]

Phone Number: +965 2567 3000

Address: Al Bida Al Taawoon Street, Salwa, 13122, Kuwait City, Kuwait [ view ]

Dubai Airport Terminal 3: Pictures of Every Corner

Airports

April 29, 2018 | Travel | UAE

Dedicated for use by Emirates Airline, Terminal 3 increased Dubai International’s total capacity by 43 million passengers per year to 60 million when it opened along with an associated airside facility known as Concourse B in 2008. The…

Contact Info: Dubai Airport

Phone Number: +971 4 224 5555

Address: Dubai - United Arab Emirates [ view ]

Phone Number: +971 4 224 5555

Address: Dubai - United Arab Emirates [ view ]

The Intercontinental Hotel of Festival City Impresses Me Every Time

Hotels

April 29, 2018 | Recommended | UAE

I’ve been here three times already and still feel like writing a review like if it was the first. I love it here on all fronts, the attention, the decor, the room amenities and morning breakfast making of your stay a memorable one. I’ve…

Contact Info: Intercontinental Dubai Festival City

Phone Number: +971 4 7011111

Address: Dubai Festival City, Dubai, UAE [ view ]

Phone Number: +971 4 7011111

Address: Dubai Festival City, Dubai, UAE [ view ]

Flying Qatar Airways From Beirut to Muscat Oman and Back: Experiencing Two Classes

Airlines

April 29, 2018 | Recommended | GCC

Even though I flew Qatar Airways in the past, it came to my attention that no review was published on NoGarlicNoOnions yet; flying from Beirut to Muscat-Oman through Doha, it was time to write my first review. Economy from Beirut to Doha,…

Muscat’s Airport Beautiful Primeclass Business Lounge

Airports

April 10, 2018 | Travel | GCC

With its high ceiling and long glass facades, Muscat’s business lounge is an impressive masterpiece where luxury and style blend together. It looks and feels like the reception of a five stars hotel, spread on hundreds of square meters and…

Semsom Oman: A Lebanese Escape in Muscat!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 10, 2018 | Recommended | GCC

I’ve been to Semsom Oman many times already, enjoying the experience and feeling like walking home! Today, I am trying the Muscat Grand Mall Branch. Located on the first floor, next to other casual restaurants, the restaurant’s main…

Contact Info: Semsom Muscat

Phone Number: +968 24 398718

Address: Muscat Grand Mall, 1st floor, Muscat, Oman [ view ]

Phone Number: +968 24 398718

Address: Muscat Grand Mall, 1st floor, Muscat, Oman [ view ]

Dukanah: A Traditional Experience in Muscat

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 08, 2018 | Restaurants | GCC

Traditionally Omani, Dukanah is a local restaurant transporting to the era of our ancestors. Build around a traditional local setup decorated with wood and clay walls; you feel the vibes of an old Omani house with its wooden tables relaxing sofas,…

Zehlawi: Homey Traditional Lebanese Cuisine in Oman

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 03, 2018 | Recommended | GCC

Lebanese and proud, a Lebanese concept newly open in Muscat, for a month only, has been serving flavors of our land and traditional recipes from Zahle. Charbel is born in 1976 written clearly on the menu: “Zehlawi since 1976”. A…

Ramada Hotel: Your Business Stay in Muscat

Hotels

April 03, 2018 | Reviews | GCC

Sleeping at The Ramada Muscat for the third time already, I could feel the improvement. A calm business hotel located in Al Shatti2, welcomes you in its wide rooms designed for working travelers coming back to sleep after a long days’ work.…

Contact Info: Ramada Qurum Beach

Phone Number: +968 24 603555

Address: Sarooj St Shatti Alqurum, Muscat 112, Oman [ view ]

Phone Number: +968 24 603555

Address: Sarooj St Shatti Alqurum, Muscat 112, Oman [ view ]

Karaz Oman: A Failure in the Making, A Shame for Lebanese Food

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 01, 2018 | Restaurants | GCC

A restaurant entirely made of wood, too much wood looking like a cheap canteen, Karaz is a new Lebanese restaurant open in Muscat for the last two months or so. I didn’t feel the concept at first, too much wood, red and green colors like…

Al Safwa First Class Lounge: Illogically Amazing Design and Hospitality at the Airport in Doha

Airports

April 01, 2018 | Recommended | Qatar

Illogical, much more than the eyes can believe, a lounge way more luxurious than a seven stars hotel will propose; it’s enormous in size, exceptional in design, impressive in services and outstanding in offerings. Welcome to Qatar’s one…

Qatar International Airport: Grandiose, is the Least That Can Be Said

Airports

April 01, 2018 | Travel | Qatar

Grandiose, indeed grandiose! A huge structure, a superb technological breakthrough, led screens, designs and endless shopping choices, this place is an experience you can live not only for hours but days. From the long escalators leading to the…

The New, State of The Art, Muscat International Airport is Now Open; The First Pictures

Airports

April 01, 2018 | News | GCC

I say "state of the art" because it really is one of the most beautiful airports I’ve been to; open for only five days, I had the honor, the pleasure and the chance to be one of the few to experience this fantastic structure built with style,…

The Cheesecake Factory Dubai; The Sweet Desserts

Desserts & Sweets

March 20, 2018 | Restaurants | UAE

Craving a cheesecake, this place is the best place to be! I’ve been to the one at the Dubai mall, San Francisco and Beirut enjoying the traditional cheesecake as well as the loaded creations known all around the world. At Dubai festival city,…

Breakfast at Serendipity 3, Dubai Festival City

American

March 20, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | UAE

It’s the place everyone talks about in New York, the restaurant that takes you on a journey to Alice’s imaginary wonderland. An impressive decor, bright colors and creative designs, a restaurant serving huge desserts only seen on…

The Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City

Hotels

March 15, 2018 | Reviews | UAE

It’s a hotel located on top of a mall, surrounded by dozens of restaurants and shopping possibilities, where the team is well trained, and breakfast is exceptional, a business and leisure hub I enjoyed staying at and will be visiting again in…

Contact Info: Intercontinental Dubai Festival City

Phone Number: +971 4 7011111

Address: Dubai Festival City, Dubai, UAE [ view ]

Phone Number: +971 4 7011111

Address: Dubai Festival City, Dubai, UAE [ view ]

Breakfast at the Intercontinental Hotel Dubai Festival City is the Richest I’ve Seen

Breakfast & Coffee

March 15, 2018 | Hotels | UAE

The biggest, the richest and the cleanest breakfast I’ve seen is more of an all-day lunch buffet than a simple morning treat; you dream of it, it exists! Anything you might imagine, the buffet of dreams including mix and match choices from the…

Contact Info: Intercontinental Dubai Festival City

Phone Number: +971 4 7011111

Address: Dubai Festival City, Dubai, UAE [ view ]

Phone Number: +971 4 7011111

Address: Dubai Festival City, Dubai, UAE [ view ]

La Perle: An Amazing Experience in Dubai

News

March 13, 2018 | UAE

With its one-of-a-kind theatre built in the heart of Al Habtoor City, La Perle is the region’s first resident show, featuring a cast of 65 artists, each bringing their own unique set of skills to the performance, ranging from acting,…

The W Hotel, Dubai; I Love the Brand and the Experience

Hotels

March 13, 2018 | Recommended | UAE

The W, is a brand I love, a hotel I first visited five years ago when traveling to Istanbul. I love the colors and the vibes, the perfection of things and attention to details. Purple and pink neon lights, the W letter used as a decorative item, the…

The Sheraton Hotel Jumeirah Beach Resort

Hotels

March 13, 2018 | Reviews | UAE

Arriving at 2 am, the receptionist was waiting for me, greeting and welcoming me with my name. Welcome, Mr. Rahayel. I was checked-in and shown to my room to discover, in 2018 a smoking facility. In 2018, people still smoke in their rooms, a very…

Big Fernand, Paris’ Famous Hamburger Lands in Dubai

Burgers

March 13, 2018 | Restaurants | UAE

From the busy streets of Paris to the cosmopolitan city of Dubai, Big Fernand -my favorite burger in Paris opens at Dubai Festival City. Being a fan of this famous French burger chain, I couldn’t but have a closer look and taste what the chain…

Sugar Factory: Hardcore Food, Fun, Colors and Positivity

International Cuisine

March 13, 2018 | Restaurants | UAE

When a place is called “Sugar”, prepare yourself to have a rush. Sugar and sweet things is what they do, with portions that are heavier and bigger than “The Cheesecake Factory”, the “Sugar Factory” promises a…

Haagen Dazs Dessert Sensations at Dubai Festival City

Desserts & Sweets

March 13, 2018 | Ice Cream & Gelato | UAE

Much more than simply ice cream, Haagen-Dazs proposes a delicious selection of dessert indulgences that will draw a smile on your face. Fresh products, crunchy waffles, light-bodied crepes and molten brownies; the desserts are a great addition to…

Magnolia Bakery, Dubai Festival City: The Dream Banana Pudding

Desserts & Sweets

March 13, 2018 | Reviews | UAE

Now that Magnolia Bakery has closed in Lebanon, I started searching for it around the world especially to enjoy their carrot cake and banana pudding. Open in Dubai inside the festival city mall; Magnolia Bakery occupies a big area in the heart of…

Eataly; Your Italian Stop at Dubai Festival City

Italian

March 13, 2018 | Recommended | UAE

It’s a challenge, a personal challenge called “Eataly”; visit them all before I die one at the time. After New York, Roma, Milano, Dubai, and Istanbul among others I probably forget, visiting FICO, Eataly’s biggest food haven…

Contact Info: Eataly Dubai

Phone Number: +971 4 330 8899

Address: Lower G floor, Dubai Mall, Financial Centre Road, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, UAE [ view ]

Phone Number: +971 4 330 8899

Address: Lower G floor, Dubai Mall, Financial Centre Road, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, UAE [ view ]

SALT: Dubai’s Famous Burger is a Must Try

Burgers

March 13, 2018 | Recommended | UAE

They say you can’t visit Dubai without having a burger at SALT! SALT is Dubai’s favorite burger as claimed by many, famous for a couple of years now. Located on Jumeirah public beach, SALT occupies a large area spread on two hundred…

Benihana Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Resort: A Lovely Experience

Japanese & Sushi

March 13, 2018 | Recommended | UAE

Famous for serving Sushi and Teppanyaki for the last 50 years, Benihana has been a favorite for its live cooking islands and fine quality sushi. After visiting the one in Beirut, Passing by the Dubai location was a great comparative review for my…

InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai

Hotels

March 06, 2018 | Reviews | UAE

Spending ten days in Dubai, the Intercontinental Residence Suites was a great choice: A wide apartment, great views on Burj Khalifa and a minute from the Festival City mall. Towering over the Dubai skyline, residence suites combine elegant…

Tomo: Exceptional Japanese Flavors in Dubai

Japanese & Sushi

March 06, 2018 | Recommended | UAE

An authentic Japanese restaurant promoting Japanese culture and food in the Middle East. Over the last three decades, Partner Chef Takahashi with his team of skilled chefs from Japan has gained an extensive following of Japanese nationals and people…

961lb: Lebanese, Upscale, Refined and Loaded with Flavors

Fusion Cuisine

February 28, 2018 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | UAE

Lebanon is the country where you can enjoy the most amazing food and cocktails, party from noon till the break of dawn on a mid-week day and 961lb aims to bring this organized chaotic Lebanese vibe to Dubai. A chaotic mix of nightlife,…

Inside Burj el Arab: The World's Most Luxurious Hotel

Hotels

February 27, 2018 | News | UAE

Not everyone is allowed in, I was happy to discover it for the first time. The distinctive sail-shaped silhouette of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is more than just a stunning hotel, it is a symbol of modern Dubai. Yet for all the wonder this stunning…

When NoGarlicNoOnions Visits Dubai!

Mechwar Videos

February 17, 2018 | Travel | UAE

When we visited Dubai... 10 days, 30 restaurants visited, endless creative Lebanese concepts! Amazing stories to tell...

Aprons & Hammers: Dubai's Award Winner Seafood Restaurant

Fish & Seafood

January 14, 2018 | Restaurants | UAE

With its unique setting on a moored dhow, Aprons & Hammers makes for a fun place for a casual meal, be it lunch or dinner. The boat boasts pretty views over the Marina and neighboring yachts, making for a pleasant, laid-back holiday feel…

For $8,000: Sleep Underwater with 65,000 Marine Animals

Hotels

January 14, 2018 | News | UAE

Immerse yourself in wonder, and experience the intimate and romantic atmosphere of Poseidon and Neptune Underwater Suites. When in your life can you say that your hotel room had a floor to ceiling window looking directly into a Lagoon with 65,000…

Enab Beirut: A Lebanese House in Dubai

News

January 14, 2018 | Restaurants | UAE

Enab Beirut is a story of every Lebanese House… The outings, the parties, the magic, the love of life… The resilient smile that leaves no face indifferent… The cuisine that captures every taste… The diplomatic word that…

Al Falamanki Dubai: Traditional Lebanese Vibes in the UAE

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

January 14, 2018 | News | UAE

Al Falamanki, a restaurant from Lebanon, is now open in Dubai, across from the Four Seasons Hotel on Jumeirah Beach Road. The restaurant opened in Lebanon in 2008 as a nostalgic cafe that transports guests back to 1960s Beirut. The founders came…

Wafi Gourmet: Exquisite Lebanese Specialties in Dubai

Restaurants

January 03, 2018 | Reviews | UAE

Connoisseurs of Authentic Lebanese Cuisine will find it difficult to ignore the many mouth-watering temptations that Wafi Gourmet is famous for. Dining out is not just about food, it is also about the experience that brings out a whole lot of joie…

Moishi: This Mouthwatering Mochi Rocks! A Must Try

Desserts & Sweets

December 24, 2017 | Ice Cream & Gelato | UAE

M'OISHÎ, the leading Japanese Mochi ice-cream provider in the GCC, is proudly created and owned by a Lebanese lady. Bringing the region a fine taste of authentic luxury in a panoply of exciting flavors, I was pleasantly surprised to taste…

The Draft House: Beer and Good Food at the Airport in Dubai

Airlines

December 20, 2017 | Airports | UAE

The Draft House is a friendly and fun vintage-inspired, collegiate sports-themed bar. Whether travelers are avid sports fans or just looking for a home-like atmosphere to unwind in before their next flight, Draft House is the place to…

Semsom a New Lebanese Restaurant; NOW OPEN at Dubai Festival City Mall

News

December 01, 2017 | UAE

Enjoy the real taste of Lebanon with families & friends by the waterfront promenade.Semsom at Dubai Festival City Mall welcomes you for early Lebanese Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Semsom was born out of a discussion with a taxi driver in…

Dar Hamad: A Fine Kuwaiti Restaurant

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

November 04, 2017 | Recommended | GCC

Dar Hamad will leave you amazed. Located in an impressive building, Dar Hamad boasts superb décor and a certain style. It’s a spacious restaurant with a high ceiling and round and square tables made of thin black wood. Light comes in…

Contact Info: Dar Hamad

Phone Number: +965 2227 5555

Address: Arabian Gulf St, Kuwait City 13109, Kuwait [ view ]

Phone Number: +965 2227 5555

Address: Arabian Gulf St, Kuwait City 13109, Kuwait [ view ]

Dubai Restaurant Month 2017

News

November 02, 2017 | UAE

Dining and Nightlife Dubai Restaurant Month is back for its second year! From 1st to 30th November 2017, for a set price of AED 249 per person guests can enjoy a selection of gourmet 3-course menus at Dubai’s best…

Sifawy Boutique Hotel, Oman: A Relaxing Stay by the Sea

Hotels

May 07, 2017 | Reviews | GCC

Our tour in Oman continues with a stop by the sea, at Sifawy Boutique Hotel. A beautiful resort over viewing the beautiful waves... You will find a Marina, different kinds of rooms, apartments and villas. The hotel also hosts a selection of…

The Steak Company: Muscat's Unique Meat Experience

Grill&BBQ

March 08, 2017 | Recommended | GCC

The Steak Company is a gourmet steakhouse serving the finest prime beef imported exclusively from South Africa and Australia as well as premium grass fed New Zealand beef. Much more than that, The Steak Company serves delicious plates ranging from…

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