Dubai is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, with a diverse population inside its borders. The result is a vibrant nightlife that offers restaurants of many different cuisines; art galleries filled with works by reputable international artists and other entertainment options.
More-and-more tourists are turning to travel and food blogs for firsthand accounts of where to go in a city.
If you are considering a trip to Dubai, listed below are creative and adventurous Dubai bloggers you can read and follow for valued clues on what to do in Dubai. All of them are fun and inspirational to read.
Dubai Bloggers You Should Know
1. SALLY PROSSER – MY CUSTARD PIE
Sally Prosser, an award-winning Dubai food blogger, is all about using the freshest and tastiest ingredients when preparing a meal. She has an exceptional understanding of the food culture inside Dubai. Her popular food blog entitled “My Custard Pie,” depicts the constant dilemma a cook has to deal with during the preparation of a meal.
Prosser carries her passion for food on her sleeve, as she thinks about preparing meals every single moment in a day. Her goal with each blog entry is to have the readers be inspired to make one of the simpler recipes offered.
2. ISHITA SAHA – ISHITAUNBLOGGED
Ishita’s blog subheading is, “A culinary travel blog featuring Dubai, Kolkata, and Beyond.”
Though it does feature a lot of dining reviews and information, it also has a lot of general information for Dubai tourists, such as Thing to Do in Dubai.
It is easy to see from the volume of content and its quality, both in terms of writing and photography that this is a professional blog. As with Myla’s blog, the photographs are plentiful and stunning. Just a few minutes on the page will make you want to catch the next plane to Dubai. You can expect new posts to appear on this blog several times a week.
3. LUCY MARTIN – HOMESICK AND HEARTSTRUCK
Homesick and Heartstruck is a first-person account of the difficult transition living in Dubai by a foreigner. British writer and teacher, Lucy Martin, began the blog after moving to Dubai in 2010.
Lucy’s posts deal with the struggles that form the adjustments made in her new life away from home. The blog offers an honest portrayal of the culture found in Dubai, which will be beneficial to first-time visitors.
4. MICHELLE KARAM – TRAVEL JUNKIE DIARY
The primary goal of the Travel Junkie Diary blog is to find beauty in each subject matter the writer highlights in their entry. The hope is that words will inspire the readers enough to make a difference in the world.
The blog’s creator Michelle Karam began this incredible journey two years ago, as she wanted to create a platform where individuals can share their travel adventures with one another.
5. LADY ANNE – LADY AND HER SWEET ESCAPE
The blog is about Lady Anne retelling some of her fantastic journeys within the confines of Dubai. Her writing style is very witty, as each post is trying to help the reader better understand the culture of Dubai through Lady Anne’s memorable interactions with the locals.
6. SUDEEP KOSHY – DRIVEMEONLINE
DrivemeOnline is a recommended blog for all racing enthusiasts, and there are plenty of them living in Dubai. The locals love to own and drive the most exotic cars in the world, and this blog offers honest reviews of the latest models hitting the marketplace.
Also, a schedule of all of the upcoming auto shows taking place in Dubai are provided. Contributor’s to the blog are hardcore racing enthusiasts and they come with an enormous following.
7. SHWETA DEMBLA – DUBAI IN A FRAME
Dubai in a Frame is a virtual blog created by journalist Shweta Dembla. The blogger is doing a terrific job of capturing memorable moments during various events taking place in Dubai each month.
Whether it’s art, food, fashion or a charity event, this blog offers a monthly calendar as your guide to decide which one to attend. The writing is engaging and intelligent. It also provides a platform for emerging artists to showcase their talents.
8. MYLA LAUREL – FIND ME A BREAK
As soon as your arrive at Myla’s blog, you will see that it has a lot of information about food and dining. In fact, Myla states that Dubai food is the blog’s specialty since her partner is a food aficionado.
Myla is from The Philippines, but now makes her home in Dubai, where she writes about many of the city’s restaurants and food trends.
A recent article describes her experience with the newly opened Taste Kitchen in Mercato Mall. Like all of her posts, this one is packed with great photos of the dishes and a review of each. Expect a post from Myla every two weeks.
9. CATHERINE – CIRCLES IN THE SAND
Catherine is an expatriate woman who now lives in Dubai with her airline pilot husband. Her blog specializes in finding fun things that even residents of Dubai would enjoy.
Circle in the sand is excellent for visitors to Dubai, who want something besides the typical tourist attractions. For example, one of her recent posts describes the many bike trails in and around the city. Though some of the posts are short, the blog is updated almost daily.
10. JENNY AND KATIE – DUBAI DESERT TWINS
Jenny and Katie Smith are 23-year old twins who began a blog called “Dubai Desert Twins” that has received high praise from the fashion community. The twins started the blog to share their experience visiting different countries and show the masses how to blend each culture’s different fashion styles into their wardrobe.
Many of the blog followers love the down-to-earth writing style, which helps them to make the right purchases on trendy, versatile outfits.
11. JASMINE PEREIRA – PEAR TREE DIARIES
Pear Tree Diaries is a well-written blog by long-time Dubai resident, Jasmine Pereira. With thousands of restaurants to choose from, Pereira wanted to create a blog that provided practical, honest reviews to assist in choosing where to dine in Dubai.
Her writings highlighted the many cuisines the city has to offer. Each review and Pereira’s in-depth interviews with some of the most renowned chefs in the world should further expand your dining options in the city.
12. SARAH WALTON – THE HEDONISTA
The Hedonista by Sarah Walton is a blog that has evolved from her personal writings to readers waiting for Walton’s review of Dubai’s restaurant scene.
She adores living in the Middle East because it’s the ideal location to travel and explore other cultures and cuisine.
Most of Walton’s blog entries centered around food, wine and travel. She is very direct but fair. Her goal is to locate traditional restaurants that provide the ideal ambience for a terrific evening for all.
13. ARVA AHMED – I LIVE IN A FRYING PAN
Arva Ahmed travels to the less desirable areas in Dubai to locate the most authentic dishes for all to eat. Her widely read food blog, “I Live in a Frying Pan,” shares her love of Middle Eastern cuisine.
Though celebrity chefs dominate Dubai’s restaurant scene, but Ahmed looks for lesser-known establishments that take pride in upholding the recipes of more traditional dishes.
14. DEBBIE STEEDMAN – THE REAL GEORDIE ARMANI
Debbie Steedman has a keen knack for recognizing the latest trends in Dubai’s restaurant scene before they occur. Her readers love that each blog entry is informative, descriptive and right to the point.
Debbie’s writing style hopefully provides an inspiration to visit these attractions that necessary might not be on your nightly radar. Quietly, this blog has become the leading source to read before planning your weekend in Dubai.
15. LIJ AND KARI HERON – CHEF AND STEWARD
The Jamaican husband and wife (Lij and Kari Heron) duo have created one of the most popular blogs in Dubai, as each blog entry stresses the importance of becoming a better cook. The goal of the blog is to bring the love back into the kitchen.
The Heron’s hope their readers are inspired enough to rekindle that joy of making a meal inside their home.
WHAT DO YOU THINK
Who are your favourite creative and adventurous Dubai bloggers