ALL BLACK 🖤

Salaams everyone,

Have you guys seen all the hype around the black ice cream? It has been popping up all over social media and the hype is real.

Now the hype is ice cream made of charcoal. But I had the pleasure of trying an Oreo version of black ice cream. If I am not mistaken that is usually a mix of charcoal and Oreo. Charcoal for colour and Oreo for flavor.

It was delicious. So smooth and creamy! You know how sometimes when you have something Oreo flavored you can get the grittyness of the cookies. This was not like that. Super smooth and creamy. I would definitely recommend to check it out. I got mine from black cab coffee (sister company to my much loved depresso coffee). They have pop up stalls all over Dubai inc La Met and CityWalk.

Could not help myself, it was so delicious! 💁🏽‍♀️

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The Dubai Frame

Salaams everyone!

Yesterday I was finally able to check out the Dubai Frame. If you live in Dubai you know what I am talking about, if not you might be slightly confused.

It is basically this huge landmark they opened this January. It has been in the works for some time and it is so huge you can spot it miles away.

As you can see it is a giant gold frame. The height of the team is between the height of The Eiffel Tower and The Statue of Liberty.

When you go to the top you will be able to clearly see the difference between Old Dubai and New Dubai. And it is a breathtaking sight from each side of the frame, subhanallah.

If you ever visit Dubai you should check out the Dubai Frame. For sure #Recommended.

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Xx,

Nuha

S H O W E R

Dubai is off to a good start with a whole full day of rain showers.

This takes me back to Norway…where it rains almost every other day. Atleast in the city I am from. I must say though..I do not miss it. However, I am grateful for the rain. In a country as dry as UAE this is much needed, and gives a sort of “fresh breath of air”

Indulgence

Sometimes we can all treat ourselves to a little something, specially after some long and tiring days. 

One go to is some soft serve ice cream from Godiva. 


A pampered mouthwatering feeling. Honestly speaking this ice cream is not a must have what so ever – just pure indulgence. Something we all deserve every now and then. 

My go to is the duo – a combo of vanilla and dark chocolate. You can also have single flavor, whichever you prefer. The dark chocolate is super rich, so for me personally I need the mix of two. A balance. 
Now it is back to work and routine for another couple days. Have a good one! 💕

H A L L O W E E N overload

Hey guys!

Hope you are all keeping well ☺️

Been a while since I last posted something. Things has got super hectic and focus just had to be elsewhere. 

We did however manage to try out the famous BostonLand cafe here in Dubai last weekend.


Super cute and hip place. I will be honest though the Halloween was a bit too much. Not just for anything, this cafe got a lot going on already..and the Halloween decor just made it look like a bit of a mess if I am going to be honest. 


Get what I mean? And this was just one side (the calmer side) of the cafe. 

And the food was “meh”. Very average and way too pricey. I had the famous tuna melt and hubby had the garlic and cheese melt – we could not get any garlic flavor..so not sure if they forgot that in our sandwich or not. The tuna melt was good, but nothing I got vowed about and not one of those “if ever I want tuna sandwich this is the place”

The coffee was decent, again very average – but also nothing to complain about. It was better than the rest of the order at least 💁🏽


The one time the Halloween decor worked to my favour. 

However, I must share – the location on the outside was absolutely stunning. And in these winter days beautiful and relaxing to sit outside and enjoy. 


I am glad we tried BostonLane, not a bad place. But I did expect a bit more for the hype it had got. And we wont be rushing back any time soon. 

The Acai Spot

Just have to share this place with you all as this very quickly has become a favourite spot for us. Located in Port Saeed, Deira you will find this beautiful spot by the name The Acai Spot. 



If you are a health food/superfood lover, or you like keeping up with trends and/or exploring different places – this is one for you. 

The location is so soo pretty as you can see. So relaxed and chilled, yet vibrant and colourful. I have fallen in love😍

Let’s not forget the food! Super simple and super Yum! I apologize for my lack in words to describe, but honestly you just have to try it for yourself. 

I love that I can come out from this place feeling content and satisfied without any guilt. 


(Yes, even the croissant is wholewheat).


(The loved one with extra date toppings)

The flavours are just so pure and hit all the right tastebuds. 

On the picture you will see «the loved one» which is an acai Fruit mix (one of their best sellers – and for good reason) with extra date topping, the croissant sandwich and «the peach & ginger ice tea».

All of it we recommend, pluss some. The whole menu calls out to you. 

Wether you live in Dubai or happen to visit Dubai I do recommend you check this place out 👌🏽

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Away, but not away

Salaams my loves! Hope you are all keeping well. 

We are already at a new week, why does time fly like this?!

This weekend was meant to chill and we spontaniously decided to spend a night away from our apartment and normal daily surroundings. But at the same time we did not want to go too far or anywhere that required too much driving…as that would just make us more tired. 

Something about working life/adulthood means weekends are meant for relaxing. Anyone remember those days where weekend meant «Let’s go out and do something»/run around/party and what not?!😂 #WorkingLife

We landed at Sheraton Dubai Creek. Though hubby was still caught up with work it truly was nice to spend it a hotel where no cleaning is required and we wake up to one of the most beautiful views. 


So pretty mashallah 😍

We took an evening stroll along Dubai Creek, had lovely Italian food at Oregano (one of our staple Italian go to places). However, a small side note: avoid ordering the smoked aubergine ravioli..yes, even if you love aubergine like me. I know it is a love or leave it type of veggie. And for me I love it, have never had a bad experience with it e-v-e-r. But this one was not good.. other than that we love the food at this place and keep going back.


In addition we had their cheesy garlicbread (A+), the tuna in pesto gnocchi (A++).

The bread on the side is complimentary with the order and generally speaking has always been good and somewhat filled us up before dinner has arrived. So be aware of that 😜

It has been an amazing an beautiful weekend. Though it was just a small drive from home it honestly felt like a mini vacation and the weekend flew by a lot sooner than we would like. Allhamdulillah though, not complaining what-so-ever!


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Take care everyone 💕

Chasing the sun

Good morning everyone!Hope you all are having a good weekend in sha allah. 

Wanted to share a beautiful little spontaneous roadtrip my husband and I took Friday morning. 

We wanted to catch the sunrise from the mountains of UAE and what better time than on a beautiful weekend. We left right after fajr prayers and set our way to the mountains. Unfortunately we came to realize that would be a little late to actually see the sunrise from the mountains. None the less we enjoyed a little drive and beautiful viewing of the sunrise while driving.




Subhanallah, truly a beautiful sight!

And the mountains here are so different from what I am used to in Norway. The look and feel is very unique, either country in each is own way. 

Jabal Jais is the mountain you can see we are heading towards, and from the top is another magnificent and beautiful view. 

With us we had some homemade sandwiches and delicious ginger tea. Sat there and enjoyed the moment as we zoned out for just a tiny bit. 



If you come to UAE I do recommend a drive to the mountains. It is such a calming experience and beautiful sight. 

Hopefully next time we do catch the sunrise from the top in sha Allah. 

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Brunching on a Thursday 

This weekend is a long weekend here in Dubai because of the new year in the Islamic calendar. 

This means we get to brunch on a day that otherwise would have gone to getting soaked in work. 

Where do we go you ask? Eggspectation of course! Without a doubt one of the best places for breakfast or lunch…or in our case brunch. And if you have been there you know why. Most people did seem to have the same idea as us too, in other words we had to wait for about half an hour to get a seat…which we of course did. 

We have been here before and every time we like to try something new. 

We started of with smoked salmon crostini


Smoked salmon to me is like having a touch of Norway. Love me some smoked salmon and these did not disappoint. The crostini were just perfectly toasted, not too crusty and not mushy bread. The cream cheese, smoked salmon and capers complimented each other just right. 


Further on we tried their “fried chicken and waffles”. We had actually been curious on this for some time. I am very new to having savory waffles, so this was an interesting try that actually worked. 

Again like the bread, these waffles were just rightly crispy on the outside – soft and fluffy on the inside. The fried chicken and maple syrup worked well together with the waffles..all to my pleasant surprise. The cherry tomatoes and rocket leaves added just the right amount and flavor of freshness needed to finish off this dish. 


For dessert we went for another curious craving or ours: s’mores French toast. Basically French toast filled with marshmallow and Nutella. 

It was good and I am glad we tried it. But would we go back and order it again? No, don’t think so. The Nutella will always work, but the marshmallow fluff used did not compliment the dish..much to my disappointment. The French toast was a-ok, neither something to brag about nor complain. 

For us our all time French toast is from Paul’s. There just does not seem to come anything close to that. Read the post to get to know more about that. 

What is your ideal brunch food?

PS! Thank you for all the likes on the previous post. I will for sure include more beauty in my future posts in sha Allah 🤗