Best of Reasonably Priced Iftars In Dubai 2018


Ramadan season is here and you know what I have always been looking forward to? Iftars *tummy clap*! I've written countless articles about Iftars in Dubai on my blog for the past 4 years and likewise, I'm here to do another round-up - this time, for a list of the most reasonable Iftar selection around town!

Every year, lifestyle bloggers like myself get invited for these kinds of event not only to sample food but also to get acquainted with other influencers. And mind you, this is not just about endless eating - we provide the facility an honest feedback about their food because we get to try what they will be serving soon for the month of Ramadan. Shall we get started?

Arabian Travel Market - Booths I Visited In 2018


From Asia to US/Canada and everything in between - you'll find the top resource from hotels, resorts, tourism companies, and airlines were all at the Arabian Travel Market 2018. This was my 5th year of attending the annual travel exhibition and every year, it gets bigger and better. Check out my latest video on YouTube (and don't forget to subscribe, lol):


Brunch Outside Dubai: Cove Rotana (Gourmed Basilico)


Welcome to the mini Greece of the UAE! Having friends who work in the hospitality industry gets me access to visit beautiful places like The Cove Rotana Resort in Ras Al Khaimah. But obviously, you gotta get a glimpse of the place first for you to know what I am talking about so here it is:


Brunch In Dubai: Sean Conolly Jazz Brunch at the Dubai Opera

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Brunch menu at Sean Conolly at the Dubai Opera

If you're thwarted by the scarcity of Saturday brunches and haven't tried dining at Sean Conolly at Dubai Opera,  then this place is for you - they have this incredible (and ridiculously fun) Jazz Brunch at the Garden and I encourage you to go.



Brunch Outside Dubai: Fujairah Rotana (Waves Easter Brunch)

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Fujairah Rotana sure made it fun during their Easter Brunch at Waves Restaurant!
Have you ever had the craving for a different kind of brunch than the usual in Dubai?  That's exactly how I felt when I decided to take this trip to Fujairah Rotana for their Easter Brunch at Waves Restaurant.

The usual brunch set up in DXB can sometimes feel repetitive and uneventful. What better way of making the Easter season extra special than trying out something new along with great people, and so off I went with my blogger friends, we explored another wonder in the UAE - Al Aqah Beach in Fujairah.




Everything That Went Down at the Dubai Marina Street Festival


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Dubai Marina Street Festival 2018 near the Dubai Marina Mall
Did you say free entertainment for the weekend? Then this post is for you! As you know, the 8th annual Dubai Marina Street Festival once again kicked off last March 15 and every afternoon until the 24th, there are different performances happening across 9 pitches along the strip of Dubai Marina Walk.




Preview: Rome During Winter - A Photo Series

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Rome, Italy. Who would have thought I will be going this far? I won a photo competition via #gemsofitalia on Instagram and it took me a year to finally decide when I will be claiming my pair of tickets. Yes, a trip for two for me and the baby (our first trip out of the country together too!).

Although most people advised for me to take the trip in summer, we set foot to the mother land of pizza and pasta in mid- January. Why? It is during the winter season when the streets of Rome are not too crowded, we simply want to enjoy the city to our selves which obviously is not possible because it is another tourist destination after all.

I Know You Missed Me!



Hello blog readers! It has been a long long while weeee!!!! And I know you've been watching this page for too long (big thanks to you too stalker, you've been adding up on my daily and monthly sessions lol) so I'm just quickly letting you know that I'm still alive and kicking  and I was out there, in the world, creating content.

Oh and this one too so please stay tuned:




Love,

Joy C.

PS: The Thrift Trip is no longer solo traveling, the thought of going around with a travel buddy is just nice, isn't it? I will see you in my next grand travel post!