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…

Living aboard a liveaboard in the Maldives

  Ahoy! Last month I decided I needed a 2016 adventure, and I needed one immediately. After a lot of Googling one lunch break, which was well, diverse – I went from searching hiking trips up Kilimanjaro, learning Arabic in Lebanon, Yoga retreats in Thailand, bootcamps in Sri Lanka and a rather odd diversion into the…

What the 2016 We Are Social Digital Report tells us about the Middle East

For those unaware, each year digital agency We Are Social gathers insight and produces an incredibly comprehensive report on the state of digital across the globe. Digital in 2016 from We Are Social Singapore   So while the report’s geographic target spans from Argentina to Vietnam, we wanted to see what the results tell us about…

Under the sea in the UAE

The UAE waters host over 1/3 of the world’s 80 species of whales and dolphins, among 700 fish species and four species of turtles, so there’s certainly plenty to see. However, diving in the UAE is a rather hit and miss experience. I’ve dived with a couple of companies here and the experiences have been……

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…