Medley Restaurant's Special Moroccan Iftar

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Ramadan is expected to begin on the 18th of June about 20 days from now.

Our Muslim brothers are already preparing themselves spiritually, mentally and physically for this annual momentous occasion.

Physical preparation is crucial especially that this Ramadan has the longest fasting hours because it is during summer when the day is longer. They say, the first week is the hardest while the body is still adjusting to the change and eventually it get used to it.

At sundown, everyone breaks their fast, go to prayer and enjoy a good iftar meal with family and friends.

Me and my gorgeous girl friend-Jeah, were treated by Chef Mama to a special Moroccan pre-Ramadan iftar last week.

If you are looking for a place for your nightly Iftar, a wide variety of pan-arab dishes with Moroccan twist will be served at Medley Restaurant - Pullman Hotel DCC this Ramadan. They have an extensive menu of sumptuous food from appetizers to main dishes to desserts.

Discount Alert!!! Book before the 5th of June and pay only AED 115/person instead of AED 155. Children 6-12 pay AED 70 and 6 years below are complimentary

Don't forget to check out their Ouzi station. There's the very tender lamb ouzi, flaky hammour and prawn and vegetarian cous cous.

The lavish spread of cold and hot mezze and appetizers was a view to admire, so deliciously tempting

There were also jars of different types of nuts and dried fruits, pile of dates and bountiful table of fresh fruits

I had three types of cheeses, dolma (stuffed eggplant), sarma (stuffed vine leaves) and tabouleh for my starter before moving on to the main dish of lamb ouzi, rice, fish, prawn and moussaka.

Traditional sweets from this gorgeous dessert table was the way to end our dinner

coupled with some hot Moroccan mint tea

The other part of the restaurant had a lovely Ramadan setting where two ladies are doing a free henna for the guests

We stretched to give  our hands to the ladies and they started drawing artistic fluid strokes

which resulted in an artsy design

We drank our tea and chat while waiting for out henna to dry

Jeah and I indeed enjoyed our night. 

Not only the food was good, the ambiance has an intimate feel which I love. The staff are friendly, polite and efficient.

They also have an outdoor dining area if you would like to dine al fresco.

Make sure to add Medley Restaurant Pullaman Deira City Center to your Ramadan dining list and you'll be sure to have a good treat.
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Cucumber Appetizers

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I made some wonderful and healthy appetizer with just three ingredients, ready in less than 10 minutes. Your guest will love them


Slice cucumbers one inch thick, use a melon baller to scoop out the seeds in the middle for a crater. Chopped all cucumbers that you have scooped out and mixed with labneh. Fill each cucumber with your mix and top with shreds of smoked salmon.

You can always experiment and use something else to top your cucumbers with, tuna for example or cream cheese if you don't like labneh. The possibilities are endless.
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A Quick Toast Post

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I'm into runny yolks recently and I'll have them at every opportunity.

I treat myself sometimes and prepare it at home for breakfast over the weekends.

Very quick and easy as quick as frying eggs yet gives you an inch of finesse.

You will need:

2 bread slices (whatever you prefer)
2 fresh eggs
some grated cheese
2 tbsp of oil
salt and pepper
herbs (optional)
frying pan
drinking glass

Place your glass up side down on to the bread, press down hard to take off the middle part of the bread.

Pan on to the stove to heat up, add oil and bread. Crack one egg on each bread, sprinkle some salt and pepper, top with grated cheese.

After couple of minutes, pop into the oven 180 degrees for another minute or until the cheese has melted, don't wait too long to remove it from the oven because our aim is to keep the yolks runny like this

Make some coffee and slice some fresh fruits and enjoy. 
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11 Places Worth Visiting in Fujairah

Our recent trip to Fujairah, the fifth largest Emirate of UAE saw us visiting historical sites and heritage areas. Watched some bull fighting in Gurfah area, checked out a new mall and paid homage to the city's Catholic church.

If you haven't seen rock mountains before, you will be in awe to see them on your way to the city.

Our first stop was the Fujairah City Center (1). It is located just before entering the city proper. Just like other City Centers, it is a one stop shop for everything, thus giving locals and expats alike a new shopping experience.

We got hungry on the way so we stop there for a quick lunch before setting off on our city adventure.

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Churros, Guacamole, Mariachi, Maracas, Cinco De Mayo and more...

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Cinco de Mayo is an important milestone in Mexican history as it celebrates the Battle of Puebla, when a small contingent of Mexican soldiers led by General Ignacio Zaragoza defeated Napoleon's formidable army.

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ESPRIT Spring Summer '15 Collection

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Esprit launched its new spring summer 2015 collection at a fashion show held at XL Beach Club, Al Habtoor Grand Beach Resort, Dubai.

Like Guess, Esprit is one of the clothing brands I grew up with. It is just so nice to see the new collection first hand before it hits the stores. 

This year's Esprit Spring Summer collection is inspired by the laid back California style which is all about sharing, enjoying, and embracing community, family and friends. 

The Esprit Women Collection is big on black and white, working contemporary graphics together with stripes, color blocks, lace details, contrast piping and some reworked masculine shapes. You will also find feminine corps of military inspired garments like the romper above, mixing very functional styles and details with more romantic silhouettes in lively shades of green plus white and beige.

Esprit also got accessories to compliment your look. They have roomy bucket bags, large cross-body bags, backpacks and shopper. This season will also see bags come alive in stripes, hand painted flowers, paisleys and modern ethno patterns, often accented with embellishments including gem stones, fringes, tassels, printed faux leather and handcrafted details.

On the other hand, the Esprit Men Casual collection is inspired by real vintage clothing, easygoing clothes with a soft and informal attitude that nonetheless standout from the look-alike crowd.

Esprit have 12 stores in GCC with 3 stores in UAE at Deira City Center, Al Ghurair Center Dubai and Marina Mall Abu Dhabi.
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GEOX Breathes SS15 Collection

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The famous Mercury Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Dubai rooftop was this year's GEOX Spring Summer 2015 launch venue.

With open skies and great view of the Dubai skyline, VIP guests and members of the media were invited to enjoy the evening graced with the presence of GEOX CEO and founder Mr. Mario Moretti Polegato.

Light snacks and refreshments were serve to guests while DJ Shef Codes crank up the music

I went around to see GEOX Spring Summer '15 collection that was on showcase and there is nothing not to love about them.

Beautiful designs and lovely colors of the season.

The X factor is that these very stylish shoes are breathable shoes and my fuzzy feet sure loves them.

They perfected the net breathing technology in their shoes and even in their clothes line

Here are more snaps from the event.

I was also style stalking during the event and hope these stylish ladies doesn't mind

To cap off the event, each guest were gifted with personalized pair of GEOX shoes.

Thanks GEOX

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