Burger & Lobster Dubai finally has its drinks license

Like most of you I witnessed the many, many weeks of social media activity building up to the launch of Burger & Lobster – which I understand went pretty well, aside from one small, but OK kinda important, detail. There was no alcohol licence. Dum, dum duummmmmmm. I know. Cue a few weeks of speculation and…

Operation #FreeGym: Sampling the fitness options of Dubai

Dubai is a city of extremes. On a Friday, for instance, you can eat and drink your body weight in champagne, lobster, wagyu and oysters for the same price as hardcore agility races, sky diving, power boarding, wake boarding, horse riding, golf and scuba diving. In Dubai, you’d be pretty safe in saying there is something for…

Falling in love with The Maine Oyster Bar & Grill

I’m in love. Nestled down a side alley on the less glamorous end of JBR is a brand spanking new oyster joint. So new, in fact, it’s been open for less than a month, and so far only Time Out and Food Diva seem to know about it. The restaurant describes itself as a “a seaside…

Hurrah! The “new” Bu Qtair’s food hasn’t changed a bit

Having stumbled, quite literally, on the news that Bu Qtair had moved out of its little beach shack, while on a stormy Boxing Day walk along the beach, I was more than a little keen to rally the troops (anyone who was in the country, with very little else to do during Christmas week) and…

A first look: Bu Qtair – same, same. But different.

Affectionately referred to as a prized and hidden gem, Bu Qtair in Jumeriah Dubai is most probably one of Dubai’s most famous eateries. Opened by the brothers Mohammed Kunju Ahmed and Abdul Karim 29 years ago at Umm Suqeim beach, Bu Qtair moved to its little spot across from the Fishermen’s harbour in Jumeriah a decade…