I never was a big fan of KFC , but lately since it’s the only fast food service that can deliver in my area i had no choice but to order . The food isn't that bad, that is in regards to the chicken, but the fries is too oily and greasy. The most essential part that I would like to remark on is their failing customer service. When you order for home delivery you must have a lot of patience and god forbid they made a mistake with your order , they will blame you and won’t even bother fixing the problem. When they delivered the wrong order for me and my family one day, we had to face an unending dispute with the customer service. After several minutes with the unhelpful hot headed insensitive customer service we ended up paying for the wrong order. We asked them to change but they didn't not want to and we couldn’t cancel the order because they threaten us otherwise. Unlike the helpful polite customer service of burger king ,that no matter how small the error they will go out of their way to fix it and compensate for it by bringing you correct order with an apology , kfc’s customer service is a fail in all aspects and for that I won’t order again from them .
Dubai mall , the world’s biggest mall , you want believe it till you see it . to make it easier for everyone I will state the pros & cons of my many trips to this mall. Pros:
-has over 1000 shops open , so you won’t get bored of the same shops and you will definitely see new shops that just opened in the UAE.
-The mall has a gigantic aquarium which has an underwater zoo, where you can see giant catfish, sharks, and penguins just to name a few. The prices for a visit to the aquarium are very affordable.
Here are the packages and fees for the aquarium:
- Aquarium Tunnel
- Underwater Zoo
2.Platinum Aquarium Package
- Aquarium Tunnel
- Underwater Zoo
- Behind the Scenes Tour
- Aquarium Gift Shop Voucher
Available 10am to 4pm daily
3.Ultimate Aquarium Package
- Aquarium Tunnel
- Underwater Zoo
- Glass-bottom Boat Ride*
- Fish Feeding (subject to availability)
- Aquarium Gift Shop Voucher
Junior Aquarist - AED 140
Senior Aquarist - AED 250
*Weekends and public holidays only
-the most important attraction in dubai mall is found outside it , the Dubai Fountain , which has water performances with different types of music daily every 30mins from specific time spans. And another benefit is that you can also see the biggest skyscraper in the world, Burj Khalifa
-there is also an enormous Olympics-size ski rink inside the mall which I had the chance to visit with my friends. The prices are 50 dhs for 2 hours. Make sure to bring socks and wear appropriate clothes because it gets very cold inside the rink.
-Other amenities in this mall are the usual: Reel cinemas, hypermarket , several food courts , SEGA Republic (a gaming court) , kidzania ( entertainment center for children) and more….
- Another pro that I like is free wireless internet throughout the mall .
Cons: you will get lost easily and will definitely get tired of walking so don’t wear high heels or uncomfortable footwear because you will absolutely regret it later. Unless you are willing to take a ride from a club car inside the mall which comes with a fee , I think.
Patchi, a prestigious Lebanese chocolatier that has embedded roots in dubai/ uae . When first visiting the store, you can’t but mesmerize on the fascinating decoration and packages of the different types of chocolate. This type of visual experience opens up an appetite and urge to try all those well decorated and yummy chocolates. This visual stimulus also gives the consumer like myself justification for choosing Patchi, from the many different chocolate companies in Dubai. Oh and let’s not forget about the delicious chocolaty aroma in the Patchi stores, it feels like your senses are being hypnotized and you traveled, for a moment to Willy Wanker’s chocolate factor. That said, I do remember my visit to patchi’s factory 6 years ago, in a school trip. It was an amazing experience and I definitely felt like it was an reproduction of Wanker’s factor. The level of hygiene of the production of their exquisite-looking and the high quality chocolate makes Patchi a trusted brand for its many clientele. Now heading to the taste department, I must say from the different types of chocolate available in their store one like myself maybe a little overwhelmed .but trust me when trying the many diverse varieties of chocolate, you will surely find the perfect fit that will seduce your taste buds and melt slowly in your mouth making you drool for more. But what really makes Patchi unique is how well adorned and beautified their chocolates are making them not only good for eating but as an edible décor in your house or a very elegant gift that will earn you smiles and gratitude. It may seem like I’m sugar coating my experience in this store but believe me when you head their , you will not be disappointed. Their customer service is excellent and their employees are patient and helpful. The only con in this experience is the bill that you have to pay after you have almost bought the whole store, :P, but honestly their a bit expensive but seeing other chocolatier I thing their prices are standard but not for regular visits unless you got the dough to pay up. Patchi is an experience that will keep you craving for more :)
Japengo, one of my favorite restaurants. I’ve known about japengo since 8 years now. I use to go to the City Center Diera Branch when it was there, before they removed it. I also like the one in palm strip jumeirah. Back then japengo, the one in jumeirah, was the spot to be in. you could hardly find a seat, because of how full it was. Jumeirah was, yet still is a beautiful place full of many types of scenery. The out-door view is just amazing. Especially if you’re there in the New Year, national day, or any other celebratory day you get to be part of an experience like no other. Back to point, japengo has an international vibe to it. The menu is full of intercontinental cuisines which makes it easier and more convenient to the customer to choose from many different dishes. The cover almost all types of cuisines, from the Asian, Lebanese, Italian, Iranian, Mexican and North American all of wish are so mouth-watering, lip-smacking delicious. I personally love their Italian dishes, especially their spaghetti bolognaise, oh so delicious, and their lasagna. They have amazing freshly squeezed juices; I personally prefer their strawberry juice, the freshest strawberry juice I ever tasted, no joke! They have are very hygienic and have a good service. I have noticed that their prices change according to which japengo chain your dining in, which is a bit surprising, but the palm strip branch is way more expensive price wise then the rest that I have dined in .The prices have totally changed since I 8 years ago , since the demand had risen the price will inevitably rise too. Japengo is great place to have dinner with family or a group or friends or maybe have a date with someone in particular the palm strip branch. The restaurant has a very big open kitchen which you can the sushi and some other dishes are served in front of you. Another reason I love japengo is because japengo is like no other restaurant, since you can have/ order an ideal fusion of different cuisines in one restaurant .
TGI Fridays is the best combination of delicious food + impeccable ambience. I love how the restaurant is designed; it gives it its own personality and a very exceptional mood to it. The employees are very friendly and have very peculiar attire which complements the aspiration of the restaurant completely. The service is great and very up-to-speed. The menu is full of startlingly yummy sanitary food. I specially love their seafood selections, particularly the fishermen’s platter. The meals come in a very satisfying portion; therefore you will have a great fulfilling time. When it comes to drinks TGI Fridays has a very nice selection of different types of beverages. If you’re in the mood for hot beverages you have the choice of many types of coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. But if you’re in the mood for cold beverages you can choose from fresh juices, soft drinks, slushes smoothies, energy drinks or the house specialty the “FRIDAY’S ULTIMATE” drinks. For meals I prefer the fishermen’s platter with the ultimate electric lemonade or maybe regular chicken fingers with the ultimate strawberry daiquiri you can also get their chicken Caesar salad or any of their appetizers as a starter. All their beverages are non-alcoholic, unlike other branches in the USA or abroad. The food isn’t cheap but at a moderate price compared to other American restaurant in the UAE. All in all TGI Fridays is one of the most prominent American restaurants here to Dubai in respect to Chili’s, whose food also seems to keep us wanting more. Happy Friday to all an don’t forget to visit this restaurant, Thanks God It’s Friday ! ;)
When it comes to Chinese food my family becomes a little spectacle regarding the hygiene of the place and the food. I’m not a big fan of Chinese food in general but when it comes to this restaurant I can’t control myself, because their food is amazing! though the last time I ordered from them was 2 yrs ago , whenever I hear or remember chin chin I can’t but imagine the amazing noodles and prawns with sauce they have.ugh , I’m seriously craving it right now but because of my location I don’t think I will be getting chin chin anytime soon -.- …. Their food comes with a very satisfying portion and reasonable price. Because I never dined in, in this store I’m not sure how their customer service is like. But in regards to their delivery service, they come in time and the food is warm and delicious. I love their double dragon prawns, and their so delectable lamb green chili soy, though I’m not a fan of their sweet and sour fish they have amazing butterfly prawns and adore their home style noodles with soy. My family loves their spring rolls, and scrumptious appetizers. Their menu is full of many delicious dishes, you will also find very cheap combos for those who are looking for a tasty yet affordable meal, they also offer soups, different types of noodles and rice. You will also find diverse kind of Chinese meals made of meat, seafood, and chicken. In recent days my friend who also enjoys this restaurant had informed me that they have changed their chef and their staff so the food is not how it use to be and their service became worse so she had to stop from ordering from them. Though this is such a shame because chin chin was one of a kind restaurant. I’m not sure if this is really true so I may have to order and see for myself if they have really changed. But for now, whenever chin chin comes to mind there is but good things to be said about their remarkable food.
Virgin mega store is so popular in Dubai that you must have lived in a cave and not here about it. Virgin mega store is an international brand that has its stores worldwide. It is a store where you can find all your entertainment necessities and products .virgin first established its presence in UAE in 2001, until now it’s a vital and vibrant store to many of its customers. Virgin Megastore provides an extensive variety of products, including games, music CDs, DVDs, electronics, mobile phones, books, accessories, computers and many more. They also sponsor, support, and sell tickets of many events and concerts that are held in Dubai or any other emirate. Virgin also launched boutique section offering everything from film memorabilia and jewelleries to sweatshirts and t-shirts. In the UAE there are about 7 stores, 6 of which are in Dubai. These 6 are located at Mall Of Emirates, Mercato, City Center, JBR “the walk”, Burjuman and the latest in Mirdiff City Center. Virgin megastore targets young consumers many of which are teenagers, and young adults. Though you are most likely to see youth in this store because of the many entertainment products it offers you will also see other age groups visiting the store to get the latest products and electronics. I like to shop in this store because it I’m guaranteed to get a legit product with the best price tag .when looking for the latest products all you have to do is visit this store.
Candylicious is a wonderland for every individual who is devoted to devouring delicious mouthwatering candy and soft sugary chocolate. I never understood the sentence “kid in a candy store” until I set foot in this capricious store. When you enter you feel as though you are Alice in wonderland, but the candylicious version of it .candy and chocolate everywhere, it is a dream for a chocolate lover with a sweet tooth for every delight that this store offers. This is every kid’s dream, I remember when I was younger dreaming of such place were all you can buy and mesmerize at every kind of candy one only imagine seeing. The design of the store is so fascinating that it invites curiosity to every by passer which creates this desire to consume every candy one can lay his/her hand on. They offer candy and chocolate that one cannot find in other stores, and some candy that I never knew where available or existed.. Since it first opened its doors in 2009, candylicious has drawn attention from everywhere. With its vibrant colors and millions of candy it offers, candylicious is only growing in our hearts and satisfying our cravings. As no word can truly describe how many of us feel when visiting this store, I must say one must be careful how much candy one consumes. This store lays a spell and hypnotizes everyone specially the candy lovers to shop, shop, and shop. So be careful how much candy u buy and consume because too much candy may cause a stomach ache or diabetes. Oh and don’t let the kids over indulge in the candy because they may regret having too much later on in the day or their life. All in all candylicious is one store like no other, especially in Dubai; you must certainly visit this store. But be careful because when it comes to candylicious although the candy comes with a reasonable price tag, YOU will shop till you drop.
"i wanna escape to the movies , cinestar that's what i want want want want ! "- i hope that's the right lyrics for it ........ CINESTAR , i have such great fond memories there , i love this cinema ! okay first of their service is good when taking in account the rush and buzz they have to handle everyday and specially in the weekends. the tickets are in a standard price like all the cinemas in UAE. They try to help everyone as much as possible. though the queues sometimes are long and stressful special if your behind someone who still cant decide what movie to watch and taking alot of our time. but when you get that ticket , you forget about all the stress and you look forward to the movie your about to watch.now before we enter the cinema we usually get some snacks from the snack bar available .the snack bar has everything you need from pop corn to nachos to frozen coke and much more but the prices their are very high .inside the theater room where you will watch the movie of your choice , first thing you will notice is how clean and odorless the cinema is . the seats are relaxing and the atmosphere is good so you will feel quiet comfortable. they even have restrooms inside the cinema incase you had too much of the super sized coke you ordered.:) SO don't forget to enjoy the laughs , scares , and drama the movie and cinema provide !
They have a great prompt and friendly service and their bakery is well decorated in a sense to grab the attention of any passerby .When you walk in, you’re welcomed by the delicious aroma of cupcakes baking. They offer freshly baked cupcakes every day , until now I haven’t tasted a cupcake that wasn’t fresh or tasty.
Crowne plaza hotel constantly present finest buffets to its clients. In this Ramadan the 5-star hotel offers a very traditional Iftar buffet along with international cuisines to many families and friends that come to break their fast in this Ramadan. The prices are decent and the atmosphere is one of vast soothing.
Johnny rockets, one of the best burger joints in town. Their burgers are plump and tasty all worth every penny one spends on them. Oh and let’s not forget about their fries ever bit yummy & mouth-watering! I recommend the original burger with fries and coke, that’s my favorite pick. But aside from food Johnny rockets offers something else to its clientele and that is a fun enjoyable time. What I mean by that is that the old country music that is played in the diner harmonizes with the optimistic performance held by the joyful staff making it an even better entertaining time for its customers. Whenever I go to dine at Johnny rockets I’m always guaranteed to leave with a big grin in my face.
Ferrari world is the place to be in this Ramadan & Eid ! It is an example of the perfect theme park one only dreams of. When first setting foot at its terrace you feel as though you are in an adventure land where you’re inner child is unleashed to experience the awesomeness of what this theme park offers. With great awe your eyes mesmerize the immense breathtaking architecture of the indoor theme park. With almost 20 rides & adventure you are bond to having remarkable time.
This is the perfect place to be, in this Ramadan if you are seeking a pleasant atmosphere to enjoy your game of cards or puffing from the argeela/sheesha. They offer reasonable prices for a chillaxing time: P.
whenever i come visit AD , i can never miss a chance to visit one of the most well-known malls of this emirate. which is known other than marina mall . i love marina mall i find it one of the most lively mall i've ever visited in AD. special now that its ramadan and eid is coming soon , Marina Mall , is the perfect place to head for when wanting to expierence the jolly atmosphere and shopping during this month. you can find everything you need & want and you can also enjoy some of its available entertainment venues it offers.
I find Carrefour the best convenient place to shop for dates in this Ramadan. Carrefour is the ideal place where you can find all the necessities of Ramadan in one place, which makes it easier for many of us who don’t have time for shopping in these busy days. The dates in Carrefour come in a wide range of price and quality depending on your choice. Therefore you can always find the right dates you had set your mind for.
where can one find amazing qatayef in AD ? well there r many places but only one caught my eye with great awe and that is the Lebanese flower bakery & sweets . what most allured me to shop at this bakery is its great aroma that is a mixture of many of its delicious freshly cooked pastries . the qatayef they serve are out of this world , they have a very delicious in every way. you wont stop at that for they offer many other traditional Lebanese sweets that are very scrumptious .So don't wait long and go there to shop for great pastries that will sweeten your Ramadan !
McDonalds, one of the most renowned fast food franchise of our time. It’s been a milestone since Mcdo first opened its doors for ravenous stomachs, and it seems that Mcdo’s lavishing flavor wasn’t lost throughout the years. I love Mcdo and I know many will agree without any hesitation. They have a punctual service, no wonder they were classified under fast food sort: P, and they offer delicious burgers and fries making us crave it everyday !
This Ramadan lulu hypermarket had spiced up their markets by adding a wide variety of promotions and sales for this holy month. You can find many of the Ramadan Necessities and other things you may want. What I like most about lulu hypermarket is their low prices; yes lulu has cheaper stuff then the rest of the supermarkets in Dubai. You can find everything in lulu, if you desire dry fruits, then you will find an enormous diversity available at their shelves. You want soup for iftar? Well lulu had brought to us another collection of fine choices you may choose from. They also offer ready meals or baked pastries for does who seek a quick feast. I for one find lulu the perfect venue to shop in.
DFC is the place to be for a great show , concert or on-going live competition. its out-door setting is so serene and soothing with a magnificent view. with an amusement park right at its back yard DFC has many things to offer . special now that we are in the holy month of Ramadan this center promises to surprise us with many events that it will organize .
shu is the perfect venue to just chill in .In this restaurant/ hookah lounge you have the choice of in-door or out-door dining with the privilege of enjoying a game of cards while smoking shisha/ argeela . not only does it have a soothing environment but its location , which in my opinion speaks for itself, is in the prestigious jumeirah road. perfect place for a ramdan hang out .
intercontinental offers a great buffet for those who want to enjoy a great iftar this Ramadan. you will enjoy every aspect of their buffet since they only offer best quality, and a great variety of food . with a reasonable price and great service ! intercontinental hotel is the best place to be for iftar this ramadan .
this Ramadan MCC offers a great atmosphere and entertainment to many of its customers .with many sales , promotions , shows ,and games this center had vividly awaken the spirit of Ramadan .it is the perfect place to be to enjoy the great jolly ambiance .MCC great decor and celebratory theme bares to our own eyes the beauty of this holy month. May this month be full of blessing and sheer happiness to all who are blessed to celebrate it . Ramadan kareem !
Got a sweet tooth for qatayef ? Well there is only one place where you can get the best qatayef to sweeten your iftar, and that place is none other than al hallab restaurant & sweets. They serve top quality Arabic sweets with great price range . When it comes to qatayef al hallab restaurant & sweets delivers the most mouth-watering aromatic qatayef your heart desires .
looking for a place to shop ? or maybe a place to chill ? how about a place to ski or play games ? well when it comes to Mall of the Emirates , you will have all this and more. the 2,400k sq.ft it covers is just a small statement that tells a whole story .you can spend a whole day in this mall and not get bored for a second , because there is so much you can do yet so little time it seems we have! but this Ramadan with all the crazy sales , promotions and competitions this malls seems to always keeps us busy and entertained . i love M.O.E it is one mall one never forgets !