He left Syria and now serves Dubai’s best falafel

He left Syria and now serves Dubai’s best falafel

Ghanem Makhoul has been in the falafel business for 30 years. Originally from Syria, he used to run five different restaurants in his homeland, all of them serving just one thing: falafel. But as the war unfolded in Syria, Makhoul fled to Dubai, where he opened his current little stall,...

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24 hours in: Dubai

24 hours in: Dubai

Dubai is a destination that offers enough to see and do that you could spend weeks in the multifaceted city and not cross everything off your must-see list. But that doesn’t mean a short visit can’t be satisfying. Due to its location and size of the airport, many travellers find...

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The complete guide to: Dubai travel

The complete guide to: Dubai travel

Whether you’re just visiting Dubai on a short stopover, or you’re thinking of spending several days here, there’s plenty to keep you busy. The ultimate bland of old and new, Dubai deftly straddles the line between modern and traditional, a city where in one neighbourhood you can be surrounded by...

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Things to do in: Dubai

Things to do in: Dubai

Dubai is a city where you can have one foot in the future and one in the past. One day you could be exploring old souks and taking a ride on a traditional wooden boat, and the next, staring up at the tallest building in the world. This is a...

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Iftar feasting in Dubai

Iftar feasting in Dubai

Having spent over 10 years in Dubai, I can say I’m a veteran at navigating Ramadan. It’s unlike anything else. For one, there’s a festive vibe in the air — most offices offer shorter working hours (even for those who are non-Muslim and not fasting), many people are away over...

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