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Gourmet by Kcal: Welcome to the healthy food revolution

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The only place in Dubai serving 100% free-from (but still delicious!) favourites Dubai has a reputation for being a hub for all things new and current, and it stands out among other major metropolitans because it doesn’t just grab hold of the latest trends, but actually embraces them. Which is exactly what’s it’s done with the healthy food craze that’s sweeping the nation. That’s a good thing too because – according… Read More

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What’s brewing at Al Maeda restaurant this Ramadan?

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Prepare to feast like Middle Eastern nobility at this Levantine haven…  For those of you looking for the true taste of Levantine and North African cuisine, Al Maeda restaurant is the place to head to. Located on the sea-facing side of the bustling Jumeirah Beach Road on the first floor of Double Tree by Hilton Dubai, Al Maeda provides scenic views of the vast, blue sea (and an impending view… Read More

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Mint Leaf of London dishes up desi this Ramadan

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Mint Leaf of London – the sophisticated fine dining establishment located in the heart of DIFC – is set to bring its Piccadilly vibes to the city of Dubai for Suhoor and Iftar this Ramadan. I was lucky enough to be invited (with a plus one) to try the restaurant’s Iftar preview menu before anyone else. Thank you Mint Leaf! Once my date and I reached Emirates Financial Tower’s 15th… Read More

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Want to travel and volunteer at the same time? Read this…

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Last week I headed off to talk to Stef, Mark and Zahra on #TheTicket on Dubai Eye 103.8 for my regular monthly segment, Word Travel, where I touch on a travel-related article that I like that month. While the piece I chose (you can read it here) wasn’t about beautiful beaches, azure waters and exotic adventures (not directly, anyway), it touched on something that seems to be on trend at the moment: travelling… Read More

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Part three of becoming a travel writer

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Take a look at part one of Angela’s travel writing series here, and part two here. Today’s blog – the third and final part – talks about how to make money while travel writing. Have fun! Unless you’re Bill Bryson, you’re probably not going to become a millionaire through travel writing. But you should still keep writing if you’re a passionate writer. In Dubai, most magazines pay about Dhs1 per… Read More

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Part two of becoming a travel writer

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Take a look at part one of Angela’s three-part travel writing series here. This week we start off talking about where travel writers can hope to get published. Happy writing! There are several places you can get published, and with more and more online content cropping up, the space in which you might see your words in ‘print’ is growing. Of course that also means travel writing is more competitive… Read More

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Founder Angela Boshoff Hundal talks travel writing on The Ticket on Dubai Eye 103.8

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Last week, I headed off for a chat on the radio show The Ticket, hosted by Stef Burgon and Mark Lloyd on Dubai Eye 103.8, to talk about travel writing. I’ve had an awesome response from people who listened to the segment, which prompted me to write a three-part blog series about (drum roll) travel writing. You’re welcome! Keep an eye on Scribe’s blog every Tuesday over the next three weeks… Read More