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Dine out

This month we’re... looking Eastwards

Inspired by kimonos on the catwalks, this May we’re turning Japanese...

By Catherine Harper
24 May 2015 | 09:41 am
  • Peanut butter and marshmallow toast.


We’ll start our day by tucking into the new Japanese breakfast at Social House, The Dubai Mall (04 339 8640) or, for the same thing in the capital, we’ll head to new Japanese café Mikado (02 667 7557), to enjoy its Spring menu, launched to celebrate the Japanese cherry blossom festival.

Then, we’ll be heading to our local branch of NBar ( for a kitsch Gelish mani-pedi from its new Japanese-inspired collection.

SensAsia Urban Spa

For a spot of pampering we’ll be heading to SensAsia Urban Spa ( to try out its new Skinny Beach treatments.


Dh699, H&M; Dh120, Koton.

Retail therapy will be had at H&M and Koton at the local malls, who’ve got racks full of beautiful on-trend kimono jackets and Orient-inspired steals straight from the shows.


Then we’ll be filling our bellies at the relaunched East Kitchen in JLT (04 422 6929). Featuring all manner of Asian-inspired delicacies, we’re looking forward to treats such as sushi, stir-fries and the sinfully yummy-sounding banana spring rolls. Sayonara!

By Catherine Harper

By Catherine Harper