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Food

December 23, 2013 |
Kaak Bi Loz (Marzipan)

During Christmas time or Eid in the Middle East, it is customary to offer sweets to visiting family and relatives or give them as gifts. Many home cooks begin to bake treats a few weeks ahead of Christmas or place an order for confectionery with their favourite bakeries and confectioneries. Kaak Bi Loz Kaak Bi [...]

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Travel

May 30, 2013 |
Aleppo’s Souk: A Tribute

Deep in the caverns of the ancient souk of Aleppo, all senses are engaged. The eyes follow a maze of narrow passageways lined with shops selling anything from textiles to perfume, food, spices, wool and gold. A high-pitched “hee-haw” causes shoppers to disperse, allowing a donkey to pass, laden with goods. The array of scents [...]

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Drinks

March 5, 2013 |
961 Beer: Craft Beer from Lebanon

Sydney-siders are well versed with the craft beer revolution but half way around the world, from a country that is merely 10,450 km2 comes 961 Beer, the only microbrewery in the Arab world. Brewed in Lebanon, in Mazraat Yachouh just north-east of Beirut, 961 Beer has its origins during a dark period. The year was [...]

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Travel

January 22, 2013 |
Top 10 Things to Do in Dubai

If you’re travelling to Dubai for the first time or having a stopover en route to Europe, the Emirati city is well worth exploring. Depending on your timeframe and budget, here are top ten things to do in Dubai, listed in no particular order. 1. Visit one of the gargantuan shopping malls such as Mall [...]

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Travel

May 11, 2012 |
Dubai Monorail: Photo Tour to Atlantis the Palm Hotel, Palm Jumeirah

If you’re lying on the Jumeirah beach strip in Dubai, soaking up the heat of the desert beside the tepid waters of the Persian Gulf and watching the Dubai monorail glide past, you may be tempted to take a little stroll and ride the driverless train. Dubai Monorail as seen from the private beach of [...]

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Travel

April 20, 2012 |
Souk Madinat Jumeirah: Shopping in Dubai

Dubai is renowned for its gigantic shopping malls but if you’re looking for a more intimate shopping experience, take a taxi ride to Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Inside Souk Madinat Jumeirah The shopping mall is a replica of a traditional souk with all the modern comforts of air conditioning, western cafés, bars, restaurants and shops. You’ll find [...]

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