Bayanihan Festival- The Largest Filipino Festival in UAE

Silver girls, vibrant dresses, live competitions, stage shows, hefty crowds on a Friday morning in Dubai to celebrate Philippine’s largest festival in the Middle East, Banayihan. Bayanihan festival promotes core values, culture, kindness in the community. I am judging the Fruit and Vegetable Carving competition within the festival and seeing some of the great artists…

Mexican delicacies in posh Dubai

Burritos, Enchiladas and Tacos, Mexican food is much more than that…we took our team for lunch to a Mexican Restaurant yesterday and tried Maria Bonita at Jumeirah. Just like the roadside eatery, Maria Bonita serves colorful Mexican delights. Bright yellow, green, blue and red color frills, hanging from the ceiling, small cozy dining space, professional…

Chefs shine at Sial Middle East

You don’t have to be in the military to earn the medals, these men have their own army! Chef pavilion stole the limelight at Sial Middle East, exhibition that caters suppliers and food companies from the UAE and Middle East. The event returns every year at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi. We were amazed to see the…

The PARKING Frustation

So we had to go for a meeting at 12 noon for which we left well in advance, calculating the driving and parking time. Parking seems easy eh!!! Nope, it isn’t. Just like the other busiest locations in the city, finding a parking today was like finding a fortune. You are rushing to a meeting…

Five Star Luxury on the shores of Arabian Peninsula- The Five Palm Jumeirah

15 years, 1.5 decades, 180 months, 782.143 weeks, 5478.63298 days, 131487.192 hours, 7889231.49 minutes, 473353890 seconds, of togetherness since November 28,2002. 15 Christmases, 5 continents, 11 countries, miscellaneous cities, and counting.In past 15 years, we’ve seen ups and downs, life has been a rollercoaster ride but I love it. We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary…

Winter Garden Market at St. Regis Dubai

It’s beginning to look a lot more like Christmas, a million thanks to St.Regis hotel, Dubai for an opportunity to feel Christmas festivities and magic in Dubai. You don’t need Parkas, mitts or pom-poms to be here, 😀 < img src=”https://vandanarajbhatt.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/img_4260.jpg&#8221; height=”2448″ class=”wp-image-3407″ width=”2448″>Santa’s grotto, reindeers, frosty (the snowman), Christmas marketplace, games, activities, carousel, north…

Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards-2017 was a huge success!

Had I not married a hotelier, the least I would’ve known about the passion and enthusiasm that comes with the title. “Hotelier” is just not a word but a commitment that a person makes it, commitment to satisfy the guest needs, commitment to making our holiday exceptional, commitment to creating a memorable occasion, commitment for…

London Social Brunch- Friday special

For the meat lovers, for the farmer market lovers, for pork lovers, for Jin lovers, for dessert lovers, for veggie lovers, for gummy lovers, for seafood lovers, for barbecue lovers, for pizza lovers, for Chicken tikka lovers, for the music lovers, for the kids, for the adults, for the elderly, for the young, for the…

Importance of Profile Picture!

Professionals shuffle amongst different companies to get more exposure, to learn and explore their limits and strength. We all know the importance of keeping the CV updated with the recent courses and expertise. Profile Photo: There are some people who don’t wish to add photograph on their CV’s, where there are employers,  who feel it…

Have you visited the Egyptian land in UAE?

Long ago before the sun stepped out to the balcony, he sent his chariot to take a look outside and then slowly rose above the sky, red as an apple and bright as the biggest star. The glory of the shining Sun featured an image of heavenly Christ in the mirror of an ocean. The…

Thai Festival- Loi Krathong at Dusit Thani Dubai!

Dusit Thani celebrated Loi Krathong, a Thai festival at the pool deck yesterday. It is one of the most picturesque festivals of Thailand. Leaf baskets with flowers, candle and a coin are floated in the river in the night, the festival is celebrated on the night of the full moon. Krothang means basket, Loi Krathong…