Launch of Dr Vranjes in Dubai Mall and short review!

Luxury Home Fragrance Brand Dr. Vranjes Firenze Opens doors at The Dubai Mall!

Dr Vranjes media event

Dr Vranjes

Dr Vranjes

Bringing their exclusive artisan range of perfumed accessories to UAE, Italian Luxury Home Fragrance brand Dr. Vranjes Firenze opened its second Middle East store at The Dubai Mall in an event that attended by officials from Dr. Vranjes Firenze and members of the media.

Created by Dr. Paolo Vranjes and his wife Anna Maria, the brand is inspired by his artistic home city of Florence and the beautiful landscapes of Tuscany in Italy. Founded in Italy in 1983, Dr. Vranjes Firenze is the result of Dr. Paolo Vranjes’ quest to create the finest fragrances, which stimulate the senses and emotions and add warmth to any household.

Dr Vranjes media event

Located on the first floor of the Mall, the store welcomes customers with its elegant interiors, which showcase a bespoke selection of over 18 home fragrances and candles carefully selected to appeal to Middle East preferences. Highlighting elements of musk, oud, light florals and warm spicy notes, the collection includes best-selling choices such as Oud Nobile and Rosso Nobile to name a few.

The opening also marked the global launch of Milano – a spicy, loungy, sophisticated fragrance, where the intense notes of patchouli are reinvigorated by pepper and sandalwood to give energy to living spaces.

Dr Vranjes Milano

Dr. Vranjes Firenze artfully blends pure natural ingredients with the world’s finest essential oils to create stimulating and evocative fragrances for every room. Each ‘Scented Décor’ is a unique creation. Customers are encouraged to ‘decorate’ their rooms with the right scent, based on room size, sunlight, and furniture, as well as the properties contained in the natural oils of Dr.Vranjes home fragrances, and the emotions which they evoke.

“Selecting a home fragrance is an exercise in self-reflection. The important thing is finding something that gives customers a sense of well-being, whatever that means to them as an individual. Objectively there are no bad olfactory notes; the art is in finding a balance between them. The final goal is harmony,” explains Dr. Vranjes.

Finished in glass bottles for optimum decadence, Dr. Vranjes Firenze home fragrances are the perfect answer to modern living. All Dr. Vranjes fragrances are packaged in beautiful glass bottles and are available in the following sizes: 100ml, 250 ml, 500 ml, 1250 ml, 1.5 liters, 2.5 liters and 5 liters. Each bottle comes with diffusion sticks. Refills are available in 500 ml and 2.5 liters with diffusion sticks, as well as Lamparfum refills.

Dr Vranjes media event

I got this set of reed diffuser as a gift, in the scent Ginger Lime. It’s so refreshing and delightful!. I had a lovely time at the event. The ambiance in the store is one of being tranquil and quite a treat to our olfactory nerve!.. Dr Vranjes is a quality, luxurious product you should consider gifting to a loved one or buy as a way to treat yourself to something special..

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Gitex Shopper Returns to Dubai World Trade Centre this month!

Hey guys!

GITEX Shopper 2019 will continue to build on its reputation as the region’s favourite and longest-running consumer electronics bonanza when it returns to Dubai World Trade Centre between September 24-28. Always at the forefront of technology, GITEX Shopper will again host a wealth of products at great prices, with bundled offers and deals for an anticipated crowd of more than 125,000 visitors.

Gitex 2019

“GITEX Shopper continues to evolve at the same breakneck speed as the consumer technology sector, and with the very latest tech gadgets on the Shopper floor we are ensuring visitors get their hands on the most relevant technology tools and innovations,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions & Events, DWTC.

Gitex visit and win

The one-stop shop for the biggest savings of the year will also stage a daily ‘Visit & Win’ draw with prizes including 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross GLX Highline and iPhone XRs – the most popular iPhone in Apple’s history, and Scratch & Win prizes including Blueair Cabin car air purifiers or Tornado watches from Time House.

GAME ON!

Gitex gaming

Gaming and virtual reality will take centre-stage at the future-focused 2019 edition, aimed to entice gamers of all ages. According to a recent Newzoo report, this year, the Middle East and Africa (MEA) will generate revenues of USD4.8 billion this year, registering a growth of 11.5 per cent.

The super-popular Shopper Games will be returning with its mini tournaments taking pride of place on the show floor. The PC Gaming Area will be featuring Fortnite tournaments on September 26 and 27, and Super Smash Bros. challenges on September 28. The PlayStation area will host on-the-minute games including Control, Borderlands 3 and FIFA 19; the Nintendo area is enriched with Mario, Pokemon and Zelda; and a Retro Game Zone will take players back to the golden age of Atari.

ANOTHER REALITY

GITEX Shopper 2019 will also welcome the debut of the Shopper Virtual Zone for gaming enthusiasts to test their skills on Fruit Ninja, The Laser Bat, Angry Birds, Vacation Simulator, Tetris and Car Racing, while a dedicated VR/AR corner will serve as a beacon for virtual and augmented reality buffs.

SHOPPER SMART HUB

Answering the growing demand for smart home devices, GITEX Shopper has partnered with Jumbo Electronics to host a dedicated stand for smart home products, including new launches from various brands. Pankaj Kumar, head of OmniChannel Retail at Jumbo Electronics said: “We will have a dedicated zone to showcase smart home products across four categories – this includes Smart Home Connectivity, Smart Home Security, Smart Home Entertainment and Smart Home Automation. We will have plenty of exclusive products, bundles and offers at the event.”

GITEX SHOPPER TRADE-IN

Following the popularity of the initiative’s inauguration during GITEX Shopper 2018, the show’s organisers, DWTC, will be hosting the second Shopper Trade-in, with the goal to further encourage visitors to recycle their unused electronics during an amnesty, which will reward them with vouchers to spend during the exhibition.

DEALS TO BE SEALED!

Bargains are expected to fly off the GITEX Shopper floor with DWTC research showing that, of the 125,000 visitors at last year’s event, 81 per cent came to snap up offers and deals and more than half – 54 per cent – delayed their planned electronics purchases until GITEX Shopper to ensure they got the best deals.

Key exhibitors participating at this year’s event include Jumbo Electronics, Sharaf DG, Axiom, MSI, Logitech, Monster Computers, Right View Group, Tradex Middle East, KY Style Home General Trading, Time House Trading, Nishat General Company, Aamaal, Citibank, Yuet Meng Trading, Collector Consulting, and Al Safeer Group.

Commenting on why Sharaf DG returns to show year after year, CEO Nilesh Khalkho said: “GITEX Shopper is the only event where consumers can find the entire electronics retail industry together and it has been always a pleasure for us to showcase our entire range and directly interact with consumers from all over UAE. More importantly GITEX Shopper is the perfect platform to reach out to our target audience and satisfy their needs.”

GITEX SHOPPER AIMS TO RAISE A SMILE

GITEX Shopper aims to go the extra mile in satisfying visitors this year, with a range of experiences that have been designed to spark additional excitement with the promise that big savings will make you happy!

“GITEX shopper has something to offer everyone and is a platform where visitors get the best deals on electronics. To add to this, the Shop & Win contests and lucky draws bring additional excitement to the shoppers. Flash deals, spot prizes and exclusive bundles are somethings customers do look for at GITEX Shopper,” Sharaf DG’s Nilesh Khalkho said.

Jumbo Electronics’ Pankaj Kumar added: “GITEX Shopper brings a fun, festive atmosphere to consumers in the UAE, so the event has traditionally been very popular. Additionally, they get some of the best deals and offers on the latest technology, so it is always a great place to get together with friends and family and shop for the latest tech gadgets and products.”

GITEX Shopper 2019 is open daily from 11:00am – 11:00pm. Tickets are pegged at only AED 20. Children under five enter free while student groups of 50 and above can get tickets at AED 10 per student. Creating even more convenience, visitors spending above AED300 will get six hours of free parking at DWTC. Tickets can be bought now through https://www.gitexshopperdubai.com

For the latest on GITEX Shopper 2019 news, visit www.gitexshopperdubai.com or follow the event on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Giveaway : Back to School Pop culture hoodies & t-shirts! (Open to US & Canada)

Hello friends!!

How about a superb Back to School giveaway?!

This giveaway is sponsored by TVStoreOnline.com. There is nothing cooler than having a hoodie that best represents your love of your favorite movie, television show, and comic book character. This is why TVSO has assembled the biggest selection on the internet of officially-licensed comic book, movie, and television show and character hooded sweatshirts and hoodies. Their hoodies are available in mens and womens and in a variety of sizes. Now, they have some brand new stock and are offering either a Popculture hoodie (from this link) or a tshirt (from this link) to two of my followers!

Here are some of the new stuff :

Hoodies

Bazinga

Glee

Bazinga

T-shirts

Sheldon Cooper tshirt

Alan the hangover

Soft kitty warm kitty

The giveaway is open to all my US and Canada based followers. Winner will get to choose a hoodie or a tshirt from the site. . Rules are simple. Just fill out the rafflecopter below 😊. There are only three mandatory steps on the giveaway form but the more steps you complete, more will be your winning chances. This giveaway will end on Sep 4th & the winner will be selected at random and announced on Sep 6th.

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Review : PureBorn Nappies and Wet Wipes!

Hey friends,

Today I’m here with an exciting review. Who doesn’t love to work towards saving the environment?. I’m all for it and I love PureBorn because they are based on this very concept.

PureBorn

A little bit about PureBorn first – Founded by Hannah Curran, who is a UK based mom, this brand actually consists of a very small team. There is so much hard work, effort and research behind the conceptualization & launch of this eco friendly brand that I have nothing but respect for Hannah and her team. Here she is :

Hannah Curran

What is special about PureBorn – No trees are harmed in the making of any PureBorn product!. They are all plant based, using natural, sustainably resourced bamboo fibre. Bamboo, as you know, is grass and also an evergreen one.

Here is how the PureBorn nappy is built :

PureBorn

My Review

PureBorn

PureBorn baby

My son is 3.5 years old and weighs 14 kgs. So, I opted for number 5 in the range of nappies available. Number 5 stands for 11 – 18 kgs. The nappy is larger than a nappy of another brand falling under the same category. It’s print is beautiful. Got the leopard print one. My son especially loved it. Said he is a ‘tiger’ when he wore it. He is just learning the animals. Lol!. Here are some other (but not all) fun prints they have :

PureBorn prints

It is extremely soft and lightweight. What’s really interesting is the absorption power of it. It absorbs moisture like crazy. It’s insane really. That doesn’t mean I leave it on him for long hours just because it will absorb it all. But I had to mention it. It’s unlike any other brand I’ve used. It’s perfect for sensitive skin too. Once wet, the insides feel like cloth rather than a plasticy feel. It’s so gentle.

PureBorn

Now about their wet wipes, they come in two different packs. One the regular pack with 60 wipes in it and the other is the Travel Pack, which has 8 little packets in them, each containing 10 wet wipes.

Wet wipes

See how handy that is. The wet wipes have a very mild, pleasant scent. It is textured and stretchy (but not overly so). The best part is that there is no soapy residue on it like some other brands I’ve used in the past. The wipes are 99% aqua with Tea tree & coconut preservatives.

All PureBorn products are 100% organic, vegan, PETA certified, chemical free and crueltyfree. They come in biodegradable bags too. Also, whenever you buy a PureBorn product, know that you are contributing towards something more because 5% of their sales go to charity.

I highly recommend PureBorn to you because our babies are our lives, the apple of our eyes. We should give only the very best to them. They are so gentle and they deserve it. You can purchase all PureBorn products online or in major retailers like Lulu Hyper, Carrefour & Union Coop. They have a monthly subscription pack available online that helps you save 30% off and is delivered to your door, which is very convenient.

A quick note before I sign off for today. This is the latest news related to the brand. So I gotta share it.

PureBorn Bahrain

All prints of PureBorn are now available in Bahrain too, as only 2 prints used to be available. They are now also available in new retailers such as Lulu hypermarket and AlOsra as well as Hasan Mahmood supermarkets in addition to previous existing retailers. Moreover, the subscription model will also be launched very soon there.

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Note : All products shown here were sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own & honest.

Why it’s important to have a quarterly bathroom maintanence!

Your bathroom is probably the most underestimated room in your house. It may be a small room, but it plays an important part in your day-to-day life from your morning prep before work to that relaxing hot shower you take to unwind after a long day. In fact, the average person spends a total of one and a half years using the bathroom throughout a lifetime, a poll on 2,500 people found.

Upflush toilet

You need to pay more attention to your bathroom because of its role in your life and home, and this includes performing maintenance on a quarterly basis. Here are four reasons why it’s important to do this routine activity.

Prevent Accidents

Your bathroom may be smaller compared to the other rooms in your home, but it can actually be a dangerous place. In fact, 235,000 people aged fifteen years old and above end up in emergency rooms every year because of injuries they suffered in the bathroom, and 14 percent of those get hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The same study reported that the majority of bathroom accidents occur near or in the tub or shower. Common accidents in the bathroom include slipping on wet floors, falling, and tripping on broken tiles. By conducting bathroom maintenance on a quarterly basis, you can make timely repairs on broken fixtures, pipes, and wires that can potentially cause accidents. Regular checkups will also let you identify potential problem areas and make the necessary changes before it is too late.

Pro Tips:
● Install antislip mats in your tub, in the shower area, the space in front of your sink, and near the entrance of the bathroom.
● Immediately fix broken or loose tiles.
● Immediately repair leaks or broken pipes to prevent water stains and puddles from forming.
● If you have a toddler in the house, purchase a toilet seat that the child would be comfortable to use.

Fight Diseases

Mold and bacteria love to grow in moist and humid places, which makes bathrooms their ideal breeding ground. Bathrooms are home to bacteria like E.coli, streptococcus, salmonella, and Bacteroidaceae, and unsurprisingly, the toilet is a hive of germs, with 3.2 million bacteria found per square inch on average.

It’s important to perform daily or at most weekly cleanups for usual danger zones like the toilet, but in addition to routine maintenance, you also need to do a quarterly deep clean in all other areas of the bathroom. Deep cleaning targets hard-to-reach areas like grout, bathroom vents, and the showerhead as well as every inch of the tub, sink, and toilet. By scheduling quarterly deep-cleaning sessions, you prevent diseases from spreading and keep your family safe and healthy.

Pro Tips:
● Clean and seal your grout every quarter to prevent moisture and bacteria buildup.
● Eliminate calcium and mineral buildup from the showerhead by soaking it in white vinegar overnight before thoroughly scrubbing it with a toothbrush.
● Blast filthy and dusty exhaust fans with compressed air to thoroughly remove stubborn dirt and debris.

Save Money

Quarterly bathroom maintenance can help you stay on top of much-needed repairs and upgrades before it’s too late. Have you ever woken in the middle of the night to the sound of a leaky faucet? Broken pipes can leave unsightly water stains in your house, and they can be dangerous because their leaks can cause slips and falls.

Leaks also cost you money. On average, small leaks can cost homeowners twenty dollars every year while faucets and pipes with bigger damage could cost anywhere between sixty to two hundred dollars every year. That is hard-earned money you could have spent elsewhere if you had been paying more attention to your bathroom.

Pro Tips:

● To prevent blockage in your pipes, pour half a cup of baking soda followed by half a cup of vinegar, and then wash it down with boiling-hot water.
● Consider upgrading your toilet system to an upflush system, which features a built-in macerator that effectively shreds solid waste materials, thereby preventing clogs in your pipes.

Make Bathroom Time Enjoyable

If you have young kids, you know much of a struggle it can be to get them to take a bath. Children would much rather play and do something fun than be in the bathroom, especially if yours is a dirty, malfunctioning bathroom.

Regardless of whether you have kids or not, it’s important that you take care of your bathroom because you spend a considerable amount of time every day inside it. Conducting quarterly maintenance ensures that every fixture is in tip-top condition and ready to meet all your family’s needs. You don’t want to go to work late and frazzled because the shower suddenly stopped working.

Pro Tips:
● Make your bathroom a more fun and relaxing space by adding personal touches to it every quarter like ornamental plants and aromatic candles.
● Make bath time fun for your kids by buying toys that they can play with while in the bath like bubble machines and rubber ducks.

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Giveaway : An Ugly Christmas sweater or a Onesie (Open to US)!

Hello friends!!

How about a super duper early Christmas giveaway??.🎅!

The giveaway is sponsored by UglyChristmasSweater.com. They have an amazing variety of sweaters and have been featured on The Today Show, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Good Morning America, and the Ellen Show. They had sponsored a giveaway back in Nov 2018 where they gave away a sweater worth $50 to one of my followers. Now, they have some brand new stock snd are offering either an ugly sweater or a onesie to one of my followers!

Here are some of the new stuff :

Ugly sweater
This sweater has a 3D jack in the box popping up santa!

PewDiePie
They have a ‘PewDiePie Collection’ too.

Wendy Williams
Wendy Williams ugly sweater

Wu Tang Clan
One from the Wu Tang Clan collection!

The giveaway is open to all my US based followers. Winner will get to choose an ugly sweater or a onesie from the site. . Rules are simple. Just fill out the rafflecopter below 😊. There are only three mandatory steps on the giveaway form but the more steps you complete, more will be your winning chances. This giveaway will end on Jun 21st & the winner will be selected at random and announced on Jun 23rd.

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Biggest Wedding Day Mistakes & How to Avoid Them!

Weddings can simultaneously be one of the happiest and most stressful day of your life. However, with careful planning and awareness, you can mitigate a lot of the biggest wedding day mistakes that cast a shadow over your day.

Wedding pic

Here are some of the biggest wedding day mistakes and how you can avoid them.

Dress Doesn’t Fit

There are a surprising amount of brides that find that their dress doesn’t fit on the day of their wedding. There are a few things that cause this disaster.

First, improper planning leading to delays in the dress arriving. When the dress arrives right before the wedding, it doesn’t allow for time spent doing alterations and making sure everything fits as it should. This can be prevented by ordering the dress way in advance or shopping on Azazie.com to ensure a quick turnaround time.

Another mistake that brides make in the early days is buying the dress too small as a form of motivation to lose weight. If a bride decides she wants to lose weight for her wedding, it’s better to purchase the dress in her current size and have alterations made later. Stress plays a key role in weight management, and can thwart even the best efforts.

Delays

Delays in the schedule can not only cause undue stress for the bridal party, but they can also make the guests grumble and ruin the events. Delays are often caused by poor planning or unprofessional vendors.

To prevent delays, consider hiring a day-of coordinator to keep everyone on task. Not hiring a day-of coordinator is another wedding day mistake you should avoid! If you don’t have a day-of coordinator, ask a trusted family member or friend who is confident and organized to play the role. Yes, this job was made for your bossy aunt Susan.

Take time to vet your vendors beforehand. Read reviews and ensure that other brides who used the services didn’t have issues with tardiness or delays. Touch base with the vendors in the days leading up to the wedding to ensure everyone is on the same page.

Wedding pic

Terrible Vendors

To expand on the vendor issues, having a terrible DJ, photographer, caterer, etc. can have an impact on your wedding day that remains a sore spot even years later. Don’t cheap out on vendors or allow your friend who just started photography to pressure you into letting them take your photos.

Always read reviews and get recommendations. Your friend might take beautiful photos when the weather is right and they can have someone hold a pose. Your DJ friend might be great at putting music together but have no idea how to hook up to the system at your venue. The cheapest caterer you can find might give you all food poisoning. If you’re going to hire someone, do it right.

Allowing Family Drama to Ruin Your Day

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that grown adults can act like grown adults and be self-aware enough to not make your day about them.

Set firm boundaries and expectations for potential problem people early on and reiterate it in the days leading up to the wedding. Keep people with negative relationships seated separately and have someone run interference. Again, a day-of wedding coordinator is well-suited for this task.

By being proactive, you can prevent the issues that cause the biggest wedding day blunders. Speak your mind, plan ahead, and enjoy your big day.

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Dance Inspired Fashion for 2019!

Every year we see fashion trends that got their start on the dance studio floor. It is expected and it is a good “partnership.” When experts in the fashion world add their ideas with the ideas of experts in the Dance Design Costume world, magic is born.

In fact, many industries are intertwined here. While fashion may begin with dance-trends, they take it a whole new level. Only fashion icons can take a romantic or sexy dance costume and turn it into a red-carpet-ready event that a major celebrity will wear. It doesn’t stop there. When famous wedding gown designers take those lines, designs, and fabrics into consideration, the wedding gown season is often alive with new trends. So, it starts with dance but it has a wide reach.

Dance

2019 Trends

This is the year of romance and hot and sexy outfits. Last year was life mimicking all forms of dance. This included Jazzercise and Disco. The color was Millennial Pink all the way. The smokey, gray-pink was everywhere.

These three things are missing from the clothing trends in 2019. There will be much less Jazzercise and Disco and much more graceful ballet, and ballroom.

Colors

You will not be seeing much of Millennial Pink. It is not nearly as brilliant and lovely as the colors we will see this year.

This year look for:
● Warm Caramel
● Honey
● Emerald Green
● Peacock Blue
● Plum
● Deep Burgundy

Style

Daring, alluring, and very sexy is what you will see everywhere. Dancewear will have plunging backs combined with low-cut fronts. You will see a lot of lace or mesh cut-outs. The main thing to remember is it is all about the lines. The lines hug the body which gives shape to the outfit. You can get everything you need to improve your wardrobe in style at Just For Kix.

Athleisure

This is the “today” sweatpants. They are trim and slim and look good enough to wear anywhere. They do not look sloppy.

Traditional Must-Have Pieces For Dance or Fashion

● Leotards as tops

○ These great “tops” do not ride up. They hug the body and give you the support of a blouse and bra and they come in many cuts. Wear a halter leotard, a capped sleeve, backless, or long sleeve. Add lots of lace, mesh, or cut-outs.

● Tulle skirts

○ Full tulle skirts are showing up in all kinds of events. These skirts are being worn with cashmere, off-the-shoulder sweaters or silky leotards. Ballet flats are perfect.

● Tights

○ Tights are replacing hosiery this year. The fishnet tights of 2018 are still rocking the fashion world. This year, look for animal prints. Leopard print tights under a leotard or some cute shorts are in the dance studio. The same tights under a flirty little skirt are showing up at the clubs.

● Elephant pants

○ Elephant pants are back for 2019. Wear them low on the hips and attach them firmly at the ankles. They are a bit smaller than the 90’s hit. You will see loose pants with a high waist that are gathered and cuffed at the ankle. Pair them with a hot crop top and ballerina flats, and you are ready to go.

● Leggings

○ Leggings are here to stay and every year they get better and better. This year look for shiny metallic fabrics. Big name sporting companies are putting out shiny gold, silver, and rose gold. If you look closely, you may find a few pieces in rust that are awesome. Match these up with a cool sports bra and you have the hottest look on the floor.

The best thing about 2019 is the choices. There are so many choices that you will find your favorite look from casual, to business casual, to formal. You can mix and match and be creative. You will look fantastic and turn heads everywhere you go.

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Review : Iftar at Nando’s, Jumeirah!

Hey guys!

I’m back with another Iftar review. This was at Nando’s in Jumeirah Lakes, Dubai. It’s a really gorgeous place, with lots of greenery, beautiful landscaping and a fountain. It really has got a good vibe going there. Pair it with good food and you have got a perfect evening!

I love Nando’s. I’ve been there several times but it’s my first time being in this particular branch located in Jumeirah. Here is the Nando’s building and it’s entrance :

Nandos

Late afternoon & evening pix

Nandos

The interior is pretty special and has a welcoming atmosphere. The contemporary and beautiful South African art is definitely eye catching. The seating is comfy. The lights are beautiful ☺. Instant relaxation mood is set, once you enter there.

Paintings

I arrived pretty early before Iftar time (since I like to get my pix when not many people are around). My 3 year old was getting restless by then. Nando’s staff are always so friendly and thoughtful. They got him crayons & a paper with pictures in it to color in. That instantly got his attention and he was doodling away with joy 😊. They also gave him a balloon.

Coloring

Not part of the Iftar menu, but the staff got my son a kiddie chicken burger, fries and mildly spicy rice to keep him happy & fed. They are just so amazing!

Chicken burger

The Nando’s Iftar will start diners off with dates and water to break the fast, followed by Hummus and pita bread, rounded off with a delicious, flame-grilled PERi-PERi full chicken, chicken Espetada, four chicken wings, served with Mediterranean salad, PERi-PERi chips, PERi-PERi wedges, spicy rice and coleslaw. This is a meal for 4 persons, at just AED 199.

Nandos menu

They are also offering a delicious meal deal for two to celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan. Diners can break their fast with water and dates, Hummus and pita bread, full chicken, PERi chips, rice and coleslaw for the extra special price of just AED 119.

Nandos chicken

Extremely yummy, melting-in-your-mouth marinated, flame-grilled chicken 😋

Espetada

Espetada, which has five pretty big and filling pieces of grilled chicken.

Overall, the Iftar menu is yummy and filling. I had one issue though and I need to say it here. The restaurant was packed by Iftar time. There wasn’t a single seat that was unoccupied. I think there were 3 serving staff. Once the time came to break fast, there was such a rush to serve people.

They seemed like they were unprepared for that many people to come in. I got my food a cool 25 mins after the time to break fast 😐. But, I actually felt bad for the staff. I’m not even kidding, they were literally flying across the room trying to serve soo many people. This was a media event that I was a part of. Maybe that’s why there were so many people. But with my previous experiences at Nando’s, I’d say the wait time isn’t that much and the staff are as always friendly and attentive. Please read my review of a dinner at Nando’s. That was in Al Qasba, Sharjah, which happens to be my favorite Nando’s branch.

Nando’s always so thoughtfully gives a goodie bag when going there for a review. They never fail to surprise. This time, I got a Peri-Peri garlic sauce, a PERInaise (which is a mayonnaise) & an adorable Nando’s chicken shaped USB. Love it!. I’ve been adding the sauce and mayo to my home cooked chicken ever since. They are such a great addition to just about anything. The mayonnaise squeezy bottle has this leak proof kinda lock and it’s just so convenient & mess free to use it!.

Goodies

If you love Nando’s, do check their Iftar out. The menu is designed to be pretty affordable. If you try it out, let me know how you liked it, dearies 😊

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Note : I was not paid to do this review. However, myself and my family were given free entry in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Review : Iftar at Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, Dubai!

Hey friends,

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina is welcoming the Holy Month of Ramadan with a stunning Iftar and Suhoor offering, at the Serdaal Ballroom & Terrace. The property itself is breathtakingly beautiful with a gorgeous interior too.

Westin

Westin

Serdaal ballroom

Serdaal ballroom

Recently, I was invited to review the iftar there. I’ve been to many buffets in my life (being such a foodie that I am) but frankly I’ve never seen a buffet with such an extensive variety of food. It’s lavish & simply stunning, to say the least.

Westin iftar

Ramadan Kareem

Bread section

The generous buffet features an array of Middle Eastern dishes such as traditional hot and cold mezze items, succulent mixed grills, a dedicated shawarma corner and lamb ouzi. There are also European and Indian selections on offer, plus a sushi and pasta station. Save room for dessert, as an abundance of Arabic sweets, including a dedicated Turkish delight corner and an entertaining live Turkish ice-cream station.

Westin iftar

Westin iftar

Westin iftar

Chicken shawarma station

Westin iftar

All dishes were absolutely delicious, a feast for the taste buds!. I couldn’t try some items simply because I didn’t have room for it. The number of dishes were that many. The chefs have done an excellent job putting forth such a diverse range of cuisines. I even got to try out certain things that I’ve heard of before but never had had yet, namely scallops, gnocchi & seared tuna.

I was delighted to find a live pasta station. Pasta is my weakness 😉. I got a penne pasta with turkey, mushrooms and cheese in tomato sauce. It was really great.

Pasta

The dessert section was decadent and rich. Be it the Arabic ones or the others, the selection as amazing.

Arabic sweets

Chocolate fountain

Chocolate fountain, marshmallows, fruits and more

There was live entertainment (music) that was soothing and mesmerising. There is also a henna corner.

Musician

My son absolutely loved the Turkish ice cream station. We got him a chocolate ice cream. The guy serving was playing around with him, not handing him the ice cream from the get go. Finally, my 3 year old got frustrated and tried to run away. Lol!. It was hilarious. He definitely loved the ice cream. It’s texture is so different from the regular ice cream. I tried some from my son’s. If I had space in my stomach I would have gotten one for myself but I just didn’t. I was so full.

Turkish ice cream

The Iftar will be offered daily from sunset to 9.30pm throughout Ramadan. It’s all priced at just AED 155 for adults and AED 55 for children under 12 (kids under 6 dine for free). I think it’s a steal for this price.

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Westin at +971 04 511 7373.

There is Shisha service 8pm onwards on the Serdaal terrace. Suhoor is offered from 9pm – 1 am on week days and 9 pm – 2 am on weekends.

I highly recommend iftar at Westin. It’s something to definitely experience and rave about!

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Naz ♥

Note : I was not paid to do this review. However, myself and my family were given free entry in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.