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Dolma with Lamb Chops
Zaynab, who grew up in New York and now calls Dubai home, combines her Iraqi heritage and multi-cultural experiences to create mouth-watering fare for her family and friends. Impress your guests this season with her show-stopping dolma!
Oxtail Potjiekos
South African born Gavin first cooked this traditional dish when he was on a camping trip as a teenager. The former chef now hosts regular gatherings at his house in Dubai, where potjiekos (pronounced 'poy-key-kos'), is the star. It simply isn't Christmas in the Naude household without this delicious stew
Zesty Prawn Cocktail
Dubai-based Alison enjoys cooking during the week, preferring to stay out of her gorgeous kitchen on weekends, when her husband, who is a former chef, takes over. Here she shares one her favourite festive starters
How to Create a Festive Edible Table
Celebrating Christmas in the Middle East means that your festive feast can be enjoyed inside or out! Impress your guests with our guide to a show-stopping edible table
Balaleet
A traditional Emirati sweet vermicelli dish with eggs and onion. A simple dish with an unexpected but elegant taste and aroma!
Legeimat
This traditional Emirati recipe has been personalised with the addition of mozzarella cheese by Zahra Al Nahdi. This pastry is a delicious and traditional sweet similar to doughnuts and is often served during Ramadan and special occasions
Machicha Fish with Rice
Fatima Al Qubaisi shares her traditional Emirati Machicha Fish with Rice Dish - taken from Culinary Magic of the Emirates by Alexandra Von Hahn
Christmas Turkey with Beef, Pistachio and Parmesan Stuffing
Although Shelley Douglas is a professional hairdresser, we think she is more than capable of giving any chef a run for their money when it comes to her fabulous stuffed turkey...
Top 5 Places to Visit in Al Ain
Considering a daytrip to Al Ain? Visit the birthplace of His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, which is home to a number of cultural attractions
Celebrate Christmas Your Way
Gather with family and friends over a delicious feast this festive season with a little help from Spinneys
Emirati Cuisine - A Taste of Tradition
Discover the fascinating rituals and food culture of the UAE through Alexandra Von Hahn’s Culinary Magic of the United Arab Emirates
Green Beans & Crispy Kale with Toasted Almonds
This fabulous Christmas side dish is a great choice for veggie and non-veggies alike