• Hotel Stays

    Just Rovin

    The lack of travel got to my head & I finally took the decision. I did a staycation! Oh the joy the word brings to me now. Who would have thought eh? So last weekend we checked out the beautiful Rove Hotel located at Healthcare City. They have a few branches around the city like Downtown, Deira & Dubai parks and resorts. So the main reason as to why we chose this hotel was because they had a FANTASTIC offer going on for their Rove healthcare and Rove Parks & Resorts. You pay AED199 and get credit worth AED299. I mean how cool is that? Such great value for money!!…

  • Travel

    So Sri Lanka

    This trip was probably the most last minute & rushed ever! The entire itinerary, planning happened in just 2 weeks. My hotel bookings were literally done just the night before. Panic struck when I saw that one particular stay I had short listed has run out of rooms. And there I am at 2 in the morning, searching through booking.com like a maniac. Sri Lanka is the land of elephants & good tea. To be honest, I did have some people telling me ‘Why Sri Lanka? It’s so similar to Kerala’ and some looking with borderline pity saying ‘Sri Lanka, such a local, cheap place’. I didn’t want any of…

  • Travel

    Sah Wah Dee Phuket!

    I’d describe Phuket as a cleaner Kerala with beautiful blue beaches. Coconut trees, pineapple farms and cute little houses. There are a few reasons why i’d visit Phuket again. But before I get into those reasons, i’ll give a summary of how I reached, where I stayed in Phuket, also an answer to if Phi phi islands or James Bond island is better! We booked our flights with Air Asia Kochi – Kuala Lampur – Phuket. We had a total of 9hrs+. A mere 3.5 hours till KUL and then we had about 4-5hrs transit time and then another 1.5hrs till HKT. Airasia was my cheapest option, its a low…

  • Food Reviews

    Crazy Milkshakes in Sharjah

    Bringing some gems in Sharjah that serve some mind-blowing freak shakes! I stay in Sharjah and i always try finding great hidden food joints and sharing it with you guys! Also an attempt to change the notion that you gotta go all the way to the next emirate to enjoy delicious food *pfft* 1. Waffee Street – The place is known for its droolworthy waffles and pancakes. They recently introduced some insane freak-shakes! Flavors ranging from chocolate, to pistachio to bubblegum. The place is definitely worth visiting! Located inside Makkah Markets in  Naserriya, there is great space for parking too!    2. Eat SOL – Located on the beautiful Buheirah…

  • Travel

    7 days in Hong Kong with AED4500

    Hong Kong will forever have a special place in my heart as its the first trip I worked hard for, the first trip with friends and it involved Disney Land! I spent around AED4500 inclusive of stay + flight. So now you would be wondering how on earth is that possible? since HKG is such a expensive place too! Flight tickets: I put myself to an Emirates airlines buddy list!(If you have friends in EK, ask them to add you!) I traveled to HKG for AED1650 return. The buddy list advantage got me a very very cheap ticket deal! Hotel stay: Hours of scrolling through booking,com and TripAdvisor, we got our…

  • Food Reviews

    MUST-TRY cafes/restaurants in University road, Sharjah.

    Gone are the days were people in Sharjah had to drive all the way to Dubai to eat a different cuisine, drink good coffee or just indulge in an acai bowl! If you stay in Sharjah and is a foodie, get up right now and check out these super awesome restaurants in University road! The below are my top favorites in Univerity road (not numbered in rating) 1. Crafted blends – This restaurant was the second restaurant I tried out on the university road! (The first one was Rabie Al Shay and unfortunately is now shut) Their theme is lunch, dinner and everything in between. The menu ranges from burgers to…

  • Food Reviews

    The Living Room

    The place is a definition of a chic pretty pink paradise. The interiors are inspired by the modern Majlis. The cafe is small and cozy, the seating has quirky cushions that of an Arab lady with Burka and cactus! The cafe is very instgrammable, specially their rad pink shelf with Arabic themed phone covers! They also have a few seats outside the store giving us the central view of the mall!  The cafe serves specialty coffees, tea and cakes! All of their dishes revolve around the color pink (and a few blues)! The ‘pink lattes’, ‘the candy floss’, ‘tea on clouds’ has an element pink as the name suggests. The menu…

  • Food Reviews

    Ravioli & Co

    I am so glad I could try out this gem of an Italian restaurant located in DIFC. If you’re reading this and haven’t been to this restaurant, I HIGHLY recommend you go check out this place! The interiors are rustic giving an antique feel. The wooden tables, laced cushions, the chandelier, the paintings, the worn-out wall paint – all of it gives you the right ambiance to enjoy and have a great Italian meal.  For starters we ordered the classics – Burrata and Arancini Ordering a burrata from an Italian place is a must for me. Somewhere deep down I judge a restaurant by tasting the classics! I feel getting…

  • Food Reviews

    Lazzat Restaurant

    So happy to find some really good restaurants lined up at Al Wasl, Karama. One among them is Lazzat Restaurant. Bringing authentic Mumbai taste to Dubai. For starters we order one veg (yes, I remember you guys) and non-veg dish. One of my favorite veg item is Paneer and I obviously ordered a Paneer starter. Paneer Afghani Tikka – Soft paneer cubes marinated in afghani tikka masala.  Shahenshah Ki Daawat – Kebab platter with chicken and mutton kebabs. Good for 3-4 people.  For main we order biriyani (ofcourse!) . The murgh dum biriyani was cooked to perfection with the right amount of spices and soft chicken pieces. We also ordered…

  • Food Reviews

    Black Salt – Modern Culinary Art

    This hidden gem located at University road, Sharjah, is the perfect example of modern gastronomy. The interiors are sleek and modern look. Pretty lighting hanging from the ceiling, wooden tables, mini flower pots all adds upto the pretty interiors.   Starters Fiery Bites : Cripsy chicken bites served smothered in in-house fiery sauce and string fries. Tasted crunchy and good. Mac n Cheese Nachos : Classic mac n cheese coated with crispy Doritos. Tasted no combination like this before. Delicious and cheesy.  Salmon Tikka with Ruffles : Love loved this dish. Soft delicious cubes of Scandinavian salmon, served tikka spices, on top of sour cream ruffles. YUM!   Salad Quinoa…