Fit-tastic fun at Yas Marina Circuit

Having noticed a distinct drop in temperature this week (it’s still hot though). Team Out & About, decided that after an indulgent summer in London, drastic measures were needed. It would appear that being a food blogger has it’s perils and excessive weight gain is one of them! So it was, that we found ourselves,…

The Sportsman’s Arms Family Brunch: Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi

The Sportsman’s Arms is Abu Dhabi’s first gastropub and a welcome addition to the cities thriving dining scene. A versatile venue that caters for breakfast. lunch, dinner, live sporting events and now brunch. Taking inspiration from the American/Irish pubs of Boston and transforming the concept into a casual dining experience for the entire family. The…

Lebanese Flavours From Villa Beirut: Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi

The story behind Villa Beirut, the newest restaurant to open at Abu Dhabi’s Marina Mall is an interesting one: “It all started in the early 1900’s when a little girl named Dalia grew up watching her mother prepare traditional Lebanese delicacies in the suburbs of Beirut. Delia mastered the skills of preparing authentic Lebanese food and knew…

Habtoor Grand: An Autograph Collection Resort

Shortly before returning to the UK for our summer vacation, we treated ourselves to a quick two night staycation at the luxurious Habtoor Grand hotel, located at the far end of Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR). Our reasons for picking this specific hotel were the location and the reasonable price (there are some great bargains to be…

Friday Hakka Brunch At Hakkasan, Emirates Palace

Friday brunch is without a doubt one of our favourite things about living in the UAE. The weekly all you can eat and drink ethos is one that speaks to us as lovers of all things food. Having been in the UAE for three years, we are starting to grow tired of the excessive wastage…

Khaleeji Dining At Logma, BoxPark Dubai

BoxPark is fast becoming one of our favourite spots to dine in Dubai. The vibrant street scene, funky bohemian surroundings and unique architecture, combined with a swathe of international food outlets, makes BoxPark a trendy place to be. Last night we were invited to dine at Logma, a restaurant specialising in Emirati cuisine, to celebrate…

Molecular Marvels At Junoon: Shangri La, Dubai

Junoon requires absolutely no introduction, as the Dubai outpost of the New York based Michelin starred eatery of the same name. Junoon represents Indian fine dining at its best, bringing modernist Indian cookery from Manhattan’s Flatiron district to the Shangri La Hotel on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road. Junoon is the brainchild of Vikas Khanna, who…

Fun Family Dining At U-Turn Diner, Al Nahyan

yAbTrying to find a restaurant that will keep the kids occupied while allowing parents to relax and eat in peace can be taxing at times. This week we discovered a spot in Abu Dhabi that does just that, the newly opened U-Turn Diner. Styled as a 1950s all American diner, U-Turn does a terrific job…

Find The Key! Dining at Parker’s: Al Khazan Park Dubai

We visited Parker’s a number of months ago but it has taken us an age to actually sit down and write up our review. Parker’s launched itself upon the unsuspecting Dubai dining scene late last year and instantly became a cultural phenomenon. From the team behind Salt, the concept is a simple one. Follow @ByParkers on…

6 Iftars To Try In Abu Dhabi

With Ramadan in full swing, a sense of self-reflective calm fills the city of Abu Dhabi. The majority of the population are fasting by day. So when night falls and the streets are filled with Ramadan illuminations, the first question on everyone’s minds is… where to Iftar? Iftar is one of the religious observances of…

Emirati Dining At Freej Swaileh, Khalifa City

Visiting Freej Swaileh, we had absolutely no intention of blogging about it. What was supposed to be a quiet family dinner, transpired to be something altogether different – a thoroughly enjoyable experience that was about more than just the food. Now the term ‘hidden gem’ is thrown around all too often, but there is no…