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It’s Bar-B-Q party time! – Urban’s Barbecue at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

It’s Bar-B-Q party time! – Urban’s Barbecue at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

It’s Bar-B-Q party time!

As committing to its promotion that “DUSIT THANI ABU DHABI BRINGS A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE THIS AUTUMN”. The Thai hospitality once again hit the mark bringing best of the tastes from different cuisines under one roof. Although what’s to be notably commended is their effort to gain the diners attention by bringing the “best quality with reasonable price” this autumn, reflecting specially in this particular theme offering we have reviewed.


We were privileged to be invited to the exclusive preview of their very first Urban’s Barbecue last Monday, at Urban Kitchen. Experiencing the event first hand was indeed a pleasure as we found this package a complete steal in this value.

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It brought together the finest taste and the flavors of Middle Eastern, Turkish and Tandoori BBQ specialties, you can actually taste all that in just AED 129/- net per person including soft beverage, every Monday and Wednesday from 19:00 to 22:30hrs.

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Chef Aiham, Chef Bulent and Chef Bede have introduced the authentic flavors from each region with their very own recipes that have been passed down over generations. The set-up and spread of dishes was dynamic. We loved their tandoori BBQ items, Adana Kebabs, Paneer Tikka and Vegetable Tandoori. Hariyali Kabab with green marinade was also a must-try item.

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We loved the aroma and tenderness of tandoori items and how they were prepared fresh over live counters. Middle Eastern menu items gained a lot of my attention that day. We have tasted Fish Magli with Harissa sauce and Tikka Marinated Sea bass wrapped in spinach leaf and it was delicious. Ispanakli Yumurta (Eggs with spinach and onion) and Couscous Bil Khudar (Marrakesh classic taste) were made with full dedication and was deliciously tasty.

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In desserts it was a grand affair and we tasted vast variety and sweetness, from Muhalabyia to Halawa Bil jiben and from Znood Alsitt, Baloryia Pista to Katayef. Opera cake was another great find in their desserts menu. You may conclude on assorted Indian Sweets or warm Umm Ali.

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All and all it was a great value treat that every individual should try. Don’t forget to bring along your friends and family as the fun are always doubled when shared with the close ones.

Do comment below on what you think of Urban’s Barbecue themed buffet at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi.

For reservations or more information on Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi’s food and beverage promotions, please contact +971 (2) 698 8137 or email:


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It’s coming back #TBT – “Taste of Dubai 2014” – the foodie festival.

It’s coming back #TBT – “Taste of Dubai 2014” – the foodie festival.

 Taste of Dubai 2014”  – the foodie festival.


It was definitely the fantasy trip for a foodie to satisfy the taste buds, and I am a food lover for whom every station in Taste of Dubai had something 😉 Starting from yummy treats sampling to the cookery classes in zone it has a lot to offer the visitors. A very well organized event with live Music and immense activities which has attracted masses from all over UAE. The rainy weather has actually just halted the activities for few min, but overall the lively atmosphere has just  provided all the entertainment with amazing food to public.

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Internationally renowned chefs were there from Dubai’s hottest restaurants to champion all that’s great about dining in UAE. Guests were able to enjoy fare from some of Dubai’s best restaurants, sample produce from food and drink exhibitors, polish their culinary techniques in the Kenwood Cookery School and pick up tips from a cast of world-famous chefs who shared their secrets live on stage in the Philips Chefs’ Theatre.

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I personally loved the Star power cast of award winning master patisserie and international baking star, Eric Lanlard, as well as Michelin award winning French super-chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli, they simply steal the show at Chef’s Theatre, where OSN Food Network chefs Jenny Morris, Reza Mohammad and Siba Mtongana have also joined the line-up.

My friends and family immensely like the Eric’s baking techniques and idea he has presented in the live demo at Kenwood Cookery School.

It was indeed my favorite live show of the event where Saba Wahid has very well presented and I enjoyed making salad too.

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Stands in the market area include Pinkberry, cupcake rivals HeySugar and Magnolia Bakery, Korean supermarket A Mart, CheeseCake Factory and the intriguing Gourmet Stall as my favorites.

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Kids & youngsters are kept occupied with a dedicated Kids Zone, with a host of edutainment activities including a play area, reading area – and a live cooking station where chefs will teach toddlers to prep their favorite snacks and a stage for Fitness and Dancing shows, a very well organized zone by Splash n Bounce.

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Maggi Kitchen also caught attention of a lot of attendees. All is all it was City’s biggest food festival with must sees activities and dedicated space where you can sample a premier selection of food and beverages with a lot of new eateries to its impressive portfolio this year I would say. Being a foodie I love the selected Asian cuisine and some of the European-inspired Dishes from the steak and grill varieties.

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So looking forward for 2015 – Taste of Dubai ! 

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Posted by on March 5, 2015 in Uncategorized


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Winners: Free Eclair Boxes + A journey to a Dream Eclairium – Éclair Review

Congrats, And the winners are:

Khushbu Gandhi

Maryam Shoaib

Please send us your full name, email id (same as registered with Blog) and contact details on

A journey to a Dream Eclairium – Éclair Review + Sweet Contest:

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We have been generously invited to visit a boutique stop shop concept, Eclairium which is basically a production house for those gorgeous mini super colorful yummiest éclairs making the headlines in Dubai these days be it official events or a friendly gathering… Eclair is in every ones hand.


Eclair sells 15 different yummy flavors offered in a large variety from the traditional to the avant-garde. They are showcased in two different sizes, a bite size and a regular size option. From time to time, the outlet also offers seasonal, limited edition flavors. Although Éclair is a new, Dubai born, confectionary brand, it has however captured the hearts of many residents around Dubai who have now become a diehard fan of the outlet.


Éclair is managed by its founders, Dianne Salem (Managing Director) and Salam Saadeh. Being a vital part of the operations system of the outlet, they have hired one of the most seasoned Chef from France to provide the resident of UAE the real taste of French Elairs.

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The Chef – Imane Drouet, has brought in a rich experience and in-depth specialization in Deserts and Pastries and had a hands-on for the past 10 years. Iman is from Franch and arrived to the UAE in 2013.

Iman started her career in the historic French capital Rouen, working for some of the city’s best restaurants and bakeries. Her first foray in the world of pastry was in 2005 at the Maitre Boulanger Patisser Latron where she began as an apprentice before being promoted to Commis Pastry. Following her three year tenure at the patisserie, Iman gained further experience at a variety of other restaurants in Rouen where she honed her talent in the delicate art of Pastries, including Pastry Cook and Chef de Partie. Apart from Iman’s seasonal flavored Eclaris, they makes the following remarkably irresistible Eclairs no young or old can resist.. KK8 KK6 Éclair au chocolat noir (dark chocolate) Éclair au chocolat au lait (milk chocolate) Éclair au caramel au beurre salé (salted caramel) Éclair au thé matcha (Japanese green matcha tea) Éclair a la framboise (raspberry) Éclair a la vanilla (vanilla) Éclair cassis-violette (blackcurrant and violet) Éclair au yuzu (lemon) Éclair rose-pistache (rose and pistachio) Éclair au café (coffee) Éclair á l’orange (orange) Éclair fruit de la passion (milk chocolate and passion fruit) KK7 KK5 Mahi gives it 4.5 stars out of 5 on the quality, taste and the shine of those yummy éclairs. A must to have. Here’s an Éclair Contest we have here on Mahi Blog where you can actually win a box of dozen éclair, these gorgeous yummy treats are worth trying! ENJOY ❤ It’s pre-valentine treat from us ! GIVEAWAY / CONTEST: Courtesy to our great client, we have a yummy giveaway “Box of Éclair” for 2 readers/fans, we will select two winners, and each will only receive one box of dozen minis 🙂 How to win ÉCLAIR Box:


1- Subscribe (via email id) on and comment below “Done” with email id you are subscribed from. 2- Share Mahi Blog & this post on as many social widgets, Like, Follow, Share & Tag friends on following: FB: Twitter: Instagram: 3- Like & write on their wall “Mahi Blog has sent me here” (tag Mahiblog using @)


To win you must do all the above steps. Winners will be announced on February 9th, 2015. The more you share Mahi Blog on social widgets and this post, better the chance to win! All UAE fans can take part (go & collect) although delivery is in Dubai only.


Posted by on January 26, 2015 in Uncategorized


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