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Shangri-La Hotel Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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The five-star Shangri-La Hotel Dubai is among a string of hotels on the extensive stretch of the eight-lane Sheikh Zayed Road, yet arguably boasts the best views available of the famed Burj Khalifa, nearby Dubai Mall, and towards … Read more →

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Not dating in Dubai

My dating life in Dubai has gone from abysmal to non-existent. It turned out that Quentin, the vet, whom I thought had flirted with me during a drawn-out visit with my sick street cat, was merely incompetent.

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Whinging pom complaints about Dubai

‘How hot is it today?,’ my mum asks.
‘Thirty degrees,’ I usually reply.
‘Have you been for a swim this week?,’ is the usual follow-up question during our regular Skype calls. I feel like I’m letting her down if I … Read more →

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Dating in Dubai

‘My first Dubai “relationship” lasted six dates,’ I said, referring to my first experience of dating in Dubai.
‘That’s a record here,’ my Lebanese colleague replied.

I’d been introduced to James by a mutual friend. The first alarm bell rang … Read more →

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Cultural learnings in Dubai

‘Sorry about that,’ the Bangladeshi taxi driver said as another car pulled out in front of us. Aggressive lane changing without indicating is common during rush hour in Dubai. I was heading to the Shangri-La hotel for a press dinner … Read more →

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Margaret Dabbs Medical Pedicure

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I cherish the Summer months and sandal wearing weather, however it takes a real toll on my feet. My soft feet turn into hard and broken (nail varnish painted) slabs. And however many “luxury spa pedicures” I have … Read more →

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Caramel

Open Mon–Fri 8am–11.30pm, Sat 10am–11.30pm, Sun 10am–11pm

Caramel is a high-end diner from Dubai, in London, with an American-inspired menu.

Taking a key influence from each of these locations—extravagance, large portions and pricing—Caramel could (favourably), be compared to a more … Read more →

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'An out-of-this-world baked Chilean sea bass with kumquat glaze'

Hakkasan Mayfair

Open Monday-Wednesday midday–12:30am, Thursday-Saturday midday-12:45am, Sunday midday-12:00am

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With a whole constellation of Michelin-starred chefs and eleven locations worldwide (in chichi cities such as Doha, Shanghai, and Dubai), Hakkasan is a global brand with a well-deserved golden reputation for … Read more →

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Olivia Allwood-Mollon

Olivia previously worked as a freelance lifestyle, travel and beauty writer. Cutting her teeth as Beauty Assistant at Harper’s Bazaar and then Acting Beauty Assistant at Red, as West London Living‘s previous Beauty Correspondent … Read more →

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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, United Arab Emirates

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Rising from the dunes, Bab Al Shams sits in Endurance City, along a sandswept road, past thoroughbred stables and camel farms some 40 minutes’ drive from Dubai. Meaning ‘gateway to the sun’ in Arabic, Bab Al Shams offers … Read more →

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