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Happy hour deals in Dubai
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Posted by: alison johnson on 2015-01-18 19:12:09

great for finding happy hours and good value.

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Dubai's top ten brunches revealed
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Posted by: Chris on 2015-01-18 10:20:39

Spectrum on One brunch is now closed as well. Please update the list.

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Zabeel Park
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Posted by: Shahnawaz Ahmed on 2015-01-18 06:51:50

how to book Zabeel cricket ground ?

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House
16 Reviews
Posted by: Peter on 2015-01-17 07:53:48
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Steak was awesome no doubt about that. However, it is way overpriced. Starter, main, wine and a coffee was 850 per person. Again, steak was awesome but they did not invent the steak and others in Dubai do master that as well Also, the one thing that did not make it worth the money was the service. Staff was not knowledgeable. They did not know much about the food, we did not get any service for the first 15 min., we had five different waiters which meant that they forgot stuff etc. Again, the steak was good but because of the service the overpriced food made the experience average Wood I go again, maybe, but unlikely. An alternative would be Beach Bar and Grill at One&Only. Went there day before Ruth's and if was same price for 2 and double the experience and quality

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Royal Kebab
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Posted by: D K Gupta on 2015-01-17 05:37:40
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I used to doccassioanly ine at Royal Kebab for last 3 years. It was a OK restaurant for Indian food especially for late night dinner or home delivery.
Yesterday, I went to this place almost after 6 months. It has completely changed now. The food quality has gone down the drain. No more words to describe the bad quality. To me, it is no more an Indian restaurant. I decided not to go them again. .

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Omnia Blue
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Posted by: Suleyman on 2015-01-16 14:37:45
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

We were really expecting something interesting and slightly special. The location is fine, albeit still has an "under construction" feel. The welcome was good and the waiter was keen and smiley. After that everything went wrong. We were just two and there were only about six other diners so the place was not stretched, Even so, my wife's dish - the sharwarma with biryanyi (odd yes, that's why she chose it) took a long time to come. We sat and waited for mine, And waited. And waited. Eventually I went to ask and they suddenly found my food. By now my wife's was cold (partly due to the plate itself having started out cold). So we returned them both, asking that they come back hot and together. In the meantime my lemon and mint drink turned up. Over 50% froth in what was anyway a modest sized glass. I sent it back to be filled properly but at Dhs22 it was still overpriced. The mixed salad arrived. A teacup containing the least imaginable scraps of greenery. Not only inadequate, but a dumb presentation as there was no easy way to get at the salad other than to tip it out on top of the other food. The two main dishes returned. The so-called shawarma meat turned out to be almost tasteless boiled mutton and after a few mouthfuls my wife left the rest. The biriyani was unmemorable. My mac n cheese was akin to the tinned variety and the addition of some morsels of lobster on top did little to justify the Dhs5 of mac becoming a Dhs69 plate. So we paid the bill, over Dhs 200 for the worst casual fare I think I’ve ever had in Dubai. The still very nice waiter asked how everything was, I told him exactly, and he was sorry and embarrassed. But the really shocking thing was when a man who had been loafing ten feet away throughout our visit, sometimes perusing his phone, sometimes yakking aimlessly to some other passing acquaintance, then asked “How as your meal?” and I realised he was the manager! I told him how disappointed we were (not adding how negligent he evidently was as he’d taken no notice at all up to this point despite having nothing else to distract him) and all he could come up with was a limp/surprised “oh …err”. That response just about sums up the place.

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Where to buy a Christmas tree in Dubai 2014
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Posted by: Erin on 2015-01-16 10:57:59

Great overview/consumer guide however, it would be really helpful, for next year, to include disposal options. How does someone living in say the Marina, dispose of a 9' slightly dry and shedding Christmas tree… hypothetically of course… ;)

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Roberto's
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Posted by: Fran on 2015-01-16 07:49:50

Roberto's offers a real dining feast as the menu has a wonderful tasty variety of dishes. It has a friendly atmosphere as the staff greet you warmly as you enter and they appear keen to be of service to you. They know the menu and readily offer advice on both food and wine. The drawback for me is that Roberto's is very busy which means the service can be poor. The dining areas are not well planned as tables are fitted very closely together. Despite the fact there is a veranda which is open some people smoke cigars and the smoke drifts in hanging over the restaurant and lounge area. There is a no smoking area but you can still smell the smoke which is very off putting when the meals arrive beautifully presented and you are trying to taste every morsel but can smell cigar smoke. I was not impressed also by being so close to other diners. I do not want to listen to their conversation, neither do I want them listening to mine. It rather felt like being on a plane although the food was of a higher quality.

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Comedy Fest at McGettigan's
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Posted by: Paul O'Rourke on 2015-01-16 06:05:18

Hi guys Can I get a copy of the first photo of Barry Murphy standing with a guy with a "Mother Of Sweet Divine Jayzus" tee-shirt? It's me, it was my birthday and he is one of my favorite comedians? Would be super grateful!

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Nurai Island Abu Dhabi pictures
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Posted by: Juzer Mohammed on 2015-01-15 13:11:01

Great

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