Indian Maestro A R Rahman in Dubai to celebrate 25 years in the industry

A R Rahman is not a name, he is an institution on his own who doesn’t need any introduction. From Bollywood to Hollywood, he has exceeded the par of excellence in music. The famous Indian composer,singer, music director, philanthropist, A R Rahman has won miscellaneous awards, such as prestigious Oscars, Grammy, Bafta, Golden Globe to…

Laxmi Villas Palace- Vadodara

India was once, the land of Kings, Palaces, Queens and all of that comes with Gold and was titled as, “The Golden Bird”. This was just a few hundred years before Independence. Our palaces, temples were built out of gold, the food was served in gold/silver ware, people decorated themselves head to toe in gold…

Jumeirah’s old walking track is now- “La Mer”

Jumeirah’s old walking/jogging track is now the hottest destination, “La Mer”. We discovered this place sometime in 2007-8 while driving through Jumeirah Road. It was our favorite place to hang out, especially at night after dinner, sometimes on the weekdays and sometimes on the weekend. There was a public beach in front of the local…

Sunset experience from the airplane

Feets above the ground, higher altitudes, all I can see is the horizon, the blue sky, and the majestic Sun. The Earth is far below but I can still peek through the clouds to see the sparking serpentine rivers and large water bodies. While I’m peeking through the window, I’m hoping to see the sunset….

Bayanihan Festival- The Largest Filipino Carnival 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…