Friday, January 11, 2013

Lazy, wonderful Friday

The weekend is a bit different here in the UAE. Our weekend starts on Friday (that is our Sunday and most people are off), our Saturday is like a normal Saturday and Sunday is our Monday (work and school starts). It took a while to get used to this and I guess it can be a bit confusing for tourists and other visitors. Hence, we don't have TGIF, but TGIT!!
Yesterday, I and the ladies on our street went out to celebrate friend L's birthday. A table was booked for us at the new Movenpick hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel (where I and friend A enjoyed wine and nibbles before our two hours of drooling over Daniel Craig a few weeks ago). The theme for the night was Surf N'Turf. Lots of delicious sea food, steaks, salads, deserts, you name it! After the dinner, we moved on to the Moroccan Lounge and enjoyed some cherry shisha. It was one of those wonderful evenings in Dubai and the place was packed. A few drinks later, we all squeezed into a taxi and headed to Rock Bottom Cafe, where we danced until 3 in the morning. Quite impressive I must say!! Not so impressive this morning though as I was dead tired.
As I mentioned in my previous post, this weekend's mission was to try out the new Korean restaurant. I didnt find the one in Golden Tulip hotel but another one, Koreana, next to Ibis Hotel Al Barsha. As we were on our way home from our weekly grocery run, I decided to order a take away; mando (I love steamed mando), kimchi and fried rice. Joli was not too impressed with the food but I just loved it. The kimchi was fantastic! I normally buy the one in a plastic jar at Spinneys but of course, it can never compete with home made kimchi.
Joli trying to master the chop sticks
Mando
Kimchi
I will definitely try to find the other one in Golden Tulip hotel as well.
This morning we woke up to a nasty sand storm. It is still very windy outside but at least the sky is clear. We are having some friends over for a BBQ so I really hope we can sit outside.

8 comments:

  1. The food looks good...I don't think I've ever had mando before. I am so jealous...I would LOVE a nice bbq right now. We're supposed to see some snow here...
    Have a great weekend!
    Lisa

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    1. Thanks Lisa! It is actually a bit cold for Dubai but of course no snow! Have a good weekend too!
      Kram!

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  2. Jag håller med - koreansk mat är jättegott!
    Jag vet inte varför, men din kommentar hos mig hamnade i "skräppostkorgen" så den syns inte, men jag håller med dig där också, det är kul att få Swea Magazine i handen. Och ännu mer nu naturligtvis, eftersom jag är "part i målet".
    Ha en bra "söndag"!

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    1. Alskar koreansk mat (och inte for att jag ar en korean hahaha). Hm, ibland har jag markt att mina kommentarer forsvinner, konstigt. SWEA Singapore var roligt, jag jobbade som webb master i ett ar innan vi flyttade till Dubai, harligt gang tjejer!

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  3. Tack för igår! The Korean food looks so tasty! We must visit Seoul someday:)

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    1. Tack sjalv!! Jattetrevligt! Vi borde undersoka fler koreanska restauranger, sarskilt den nordkoreanska. En resa till Seoul senare var kanske???

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  4. så jobbigt med sandstorm! hoppas den lugnat sig så ni får njuta av er barbecue. Tusen tack för fin kommentar hos mig! gullig du är. stor kram Nilla

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    1. Ja sandstorm ar det varsta har, man har sand i hela huset trots stangda dorrar och fonster. Det blev till att sitta inomhus under middagen men sedan satt vi alla runt en oppen held i tradagarden, det var riktigt mysigt!
      Kram!!!

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