Bab Al Yam, The Luxury Buffet | Dubai

Burj Al Arab means Tower of the Arabs in English. It is a luxury hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This building stands on an artificial island and it is connected to Jumeirah beach.


Every people I think have their own comfort zone. For me, my comfort place was Bab Al Yam of Burj Al Arab. I don’t know what’s in their food but I’m already addicted. Not only that I have the discount to say it is my comfort place but because it gives me so much joy to see people happy whenever they are entering this golden hotel. I also love how they put all different kinds of cuisine on the menu, be it a salad, a selection of cheese, dessert, and ICE CREAM (we do always scream for this one right?) and a lot more.


Even the simplest detail of the event, they will make sure that you will go home happy and have a memorable one. Bab Al Yam suits every occasion, from birthdays, anniversaries and to proposing a marriage to your loved one (yes they can arrange it for you).

Here is our few reasons why we love Bab Al Yam:


Being located in Burj Al Arab you will say that it will be expensive. To my point of view, if you are earning a pretty decent salary here in Dubai you will actually afford to dine in Bab Al Yam.


The staff are just so caring, bubbly, kind and entertaining. Right from the start, they will give you a quick glance of the buffet section before seating and it is actually a good one. They will also ask you from time to time if the food is okay, what else do you need and what else do you want. They will also change your cutleries often.



Food in Bab Al Yam always changes. I love going here at lunch time because you will see the beauty of the hotel. It is also relaxing to see the water with a nice view. Food choices here is a lot. When I say a lot I really mean it. My favorite of their food is the Rib Eye Steak.


Dining in Bab Al Yam never gets so boring because of the relaxing waves of the ocean. With its nice ambience, nice interiors and a good view of the beach you will definitely enjoy your food even more.




Have I told you that they offer wines that you can’t find in any other store? You will also love how they do their smoothies to set your standards of living a healthy life while on vacation. From white wines to red and even the delicious champagnes.

Healthy smoothies = Kiwi + Mango + Strawberry


Imagine not seeing your favorite mash potato on the menu and yet you still crave for it, so the thing is you can ask the chef to do it for you and they will really do it. They will really attend to your needs and wants. Ask them and they will do it just for you.

Bab Al Yam is now my favorite buffet on my list. From its fresh bread, salads, and a wide range of healthy smoothies and add the staff which will make it more hassle-free. Come and reserve your lunch so you will know why it holds my heart dearly.


Yellow Cab | Al Satwa, Dubai

The style of this restaurant is that they will give you the menu but you need to go to the cashier area to order your food. No one will take your order from your table itself. Plus points for them because they hired a person who is not talking so you need to use a sign language for her. Yellow Cab is known for their pizza.


It has been a while since I craved for pizza. I know I’m not really a lover of this food but when you know you need to try it, at least once and for all it will be damn good! Funny how in my entire years of existence I have never tried Yello Cab in the Philippines. Sounds really funny but yes this is true. So I and my friends went out and dine at Yellow Cab located in Al Satwa, Dubai.


-from Noor Bank take the red station going to Rashidiya and after that, you need to go out at ADCB Metro Station and take the right exit and go down. From there you need to catch the 28 bus going to Dubai Mall. Note that you need to stop at Al Satwa Bus Station. From the station, you need to walk around 10-15 minutes.

So moving on we went there around quarter past 8 and we were very hungry to the point that we don’t know what to order and eat. They offer a lot of choices to choose from. For 3 persons we ordered 5 dishes. imagine that we are really hungry. So we ordered the following:

Hawaiian Pizza comes with the cheese, ham and pineapple. I like how the crust was made thin but the exemption is that pineapple can only be counted with your fingers (that much few) but the thing is you can pay an additional of 8 aed for extra pineapple and extra 8 aed fo extra cheese but we opted not to because we were on a tight budget.


Onion rings, for 9 dirhams it is quite a lot of servings. The only problem is that if you are not a vegetable lover you will definitely taste the onion itself. I think it is only coated once that’s why.


Charlie Chan this is the dish I loved the most among all the dishes that we ordered. It comes with nuts and chicken strips. We call this as pansit in the Philippines the only thing this food was cooked in oyster sauce. Oh, by the way, this dish is spicy.


Buffalo Wing’s chicken cutlets that were tossed with specific sauce and added with some spiciness. I like the outside of their buffalo wings because you can smell the aroma of the chicken itself. It was also juicy and crispy yet there is a major problem. It was undercooked! You can see some blood on the chicken. Maybe they cooked the chicken while the oil is still cold but overall the appearance and taste are good.


Spaghetti Meatballs is okay. Just a little bit of note that this is cooked the Italian way so if you are looking for some sweet spaghetti then don’t try to order this food. The tomato sauce and the garlic overpowered the taste of the spaghetti itself. They put too much tomato sauce in it that’s why we did not also finish it. This is also the reason why I did not get any photo of it. Hahahaha. Just kidding!

Bill for 3 persons: 56 AED/ per person

Charlie Chan – 26 AED
Hawaiian Pizza 14″ – 52 AED
Spaghetti Meatballs – 27 AED
3 Iced Tea – 9 AED/ glass
Hot Wings 6 pieces – 29 AED
Onion Rings – 9 AED

For some bookings and reservations, you can check their details below.

Telephone Numbers: 04 345 6785
Address: Shop 12, MAT Khoory Building, Al Bada Street, Satwa, Dubai
Note: This post was not paid by the Yellow Cab. All posts were paid by Piggybear Travels.

Signature Hotel, Al Barsha | Dubai

Hubby and I don’t know what we love about staying in hotels. Yes, we do love staycation. Staying in a hotel for a night! Talk about splurging but it is not (thanks to Groupon for the very good discounts).

Every hotel got its own unique attributes and qualities just like a person. Signature Hotel is a 4-star hotel. Signature Hotel offers an outdoor pool, gym and different dining outlets. Located in between Mall of the Emirates metro station and Sharaf DG metro station (more or less 5 minutes walking distance to both stations).

Smooth check-in was given to me by the reception when we handed our IDS.


So after giving us our room key, we headed to the 6th floor (requested upper floor by the way). Rooms in Signature hotel is quite big. Shower room and washroom are separated from each other and in the middle of it is the wash basin.

Huge king bed

So after checking on our room, we are totally knocked down and just sleep. With this kind of bed, everyone will fall in love with it.



The wash basin is just typical. They put all the amenities in one place because it will not fit inside the shower room. It comes with face towels, hand towels, bathroom amenities except for dental kit (so you need to call the housekeeping or the reception for your dental kits).



So the shower room comes with a blind (this is applicable for couples only) that you can pull up if you wish too.


For bookings or reservation please see the details below:

Email Address:
Telephone Numbers: +971 (0) 4399 9944


This post is not paid by the hotel. All travels and staycation was paid by Piggybear Traves their self.

Aspen by Kempinski | Dubai

It is 8 PM already and I almost forgot that we have a dinner reserved for tonight. It is set to be at 8:30 but here I am still at my workplace waiting for the taxi because unfortunately, it is traffic. Yes, we do have traffic here in Middle of East as well.

So this voucher that I got was given during our annual staff party. I don’t know that I can win in the raffle draw. The voucher is set to expire on February and we agreed to use it on our first wedding monthsary.

Aspen is the luxury lobby lounge of Kempinski. It is mainly popular to its afternoon teas and they offer 20 varieties of Tchaba tea. Aspen also offers 24 hours all day dining from breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and scrumptious dinner. When we went there we are already prepared on what to order. Talk about food lovers! So when we are ready Ryan introduce himself and ask us if we wanted to try the soup or appetizers first before getting the main course. Even the service is  luxury.


As we entered the lobby of the hotel we went directly to the restaurant. Aspen with its luxurious interiors, friendly staff and warm hospitality will feel you at home. So after directing us to our table, we were given an Ipad for us to order our menu. Tell me what is luxury all about. The tip is you need to put your orders in the Shortlist or what you call cart in online shopping.


After ordering, we only waited about 5 minutes for our soup. We ordered Lobster Bisque with lobster medallion and brioche as the ingredients. This soup is good for two persons. You will love the taste (there’s this taste of crab and shrimp in the soup), the texture and even the presentation. This soup comes with a basket of baguet and bread paired with butter.

Lobster Bisque
Basket of bread and baguet

After our soup hubby and I agreed that they need to serve our main course already. We had our own choices, though! So hubby ordered, “Our Signature Wagyu Beef Cheek” with saffron risotto and pine seeds.

Note: The beef was marinated in red wine. A friendly reminder for the people not drinking any alcohol.


So I ordered my favourite salmon which is “Pan fried salmon fillet” with baby potatoes, mini onions, spinach and lemon-honey sauce which gives you the sweet and a little bit of sourness yet it is very delicious.


As a bonus, they gave us welcome drinks. We are blessed beyond words. Imagine giving away two drinks for hubby and I. So we ordered brain freeze (which hubby did not like because it is too sweet for his taste) and berry yogurt.


Brain Freeze. Ingredients are nutella, vanilla, powdered milk and topped with whipped cream and chocolate cookie!


Berry Yogurt. Ingredients are berries, banana and yogurt! This one is healthy!

Ryan, our server for tonight did a remarkable job. He was so hands on and very patient with us. So moving on, Ryan made us feel welcomed and really elucidated to us the ingredients of our food.

For more details or bookings:


Telephone: +971 4 409 5999

45 Years of History | Dubai Museum

Dubai the luxury country. Who else don’t want to come to the country that is full of historical places and so much more. We taught that it is only about its big branded malls but when you look on the past of this country you will be amazed on how it has been developed through the years.


  • If you are coming from the red metro station just drop off at Union Metro Station and hop onto the green line and take the Creek platform from there you need to take the train and drop off at Al Fahidi Metro Station. From that station take the exit 2 and take the taxi going to Dubai Museum.
  • If you are coming from the red metro station just drop off at Burjuman Metro Station (this will be the nearest) and hop onto the green line and take the Etisalat platform from there you need to take the train and drop off at Al Fahidi Metro Station (only 1 station away). From that station take the exit 2 and take the taxi going to Dubai Museum.

Note: If you wish to walk it will be around 15-20 minutes from the Metro Station.

The museum was built around 1700 and it is called the Al Fahidi Fort and was built to defend Dubai against people invading it. It was restored around 1993 and now home to its new name the Dubai Museum.

We never thought that Dubai will be transforming into one hell of a luxury country. Mainly its culture is still adopted in the present but of course who have taught that after 45 years they will boom into one of a kind. It made possible because of their Presidents and other rulers.

 img_0932Inside the Museum you will see this photo. They have put all the things which were being done in the past generations. Really Dubai, in general, has a lot to offer not only the luxury things but also they’re historical background will give you a lot of insights and learnings. So let me introduce you to the ancient times of Dubai.


Fintas or water tank in English.  In the old days this is where they store their water.


Al Banoush a boat used in transporting people


Al Abra or Abra is still used in the present times of Dubai. It is also used before in transporting people from the two side of the Creek.


Dawar Shami is an old tool that was used in pulling boats out of the sea.


The old setting of houses in Dubai, just like in the Philippines. Isn’t it wonderful to see some cultures look alike with ours?


Traditional gatherings of local people. Sisha and dates anyone?


This is what the carpenter shops look like in the old days. It is really interesting to see how our present generations used some technology for carpenting stuff.


This is polisher and blacksmith’s shop. By 1950’s there are only 5(five) blacksmiths shops on the Creek side in Deira.  Blacksmiths practice is one of the oldest crafts in the region.


Education started in the Emirates with the opening of elementary schools (Al Katateeb). These were closely linked with religious feelings and beliefs. Studies were divided into two sessions, morning and afternoons, and the children sat on the ground with their teacher and learn the Quran by heart.

Dubai Museum is open from Saturday – Thursday from 8:30 am until 10:30 PM and Fridays from 2:30 PM until 10:30 PM. The entrance fee will cost you 3 AED for adults and 1 AED for children under age 6. If you really wanted to know more about the old Dubai you can get a Tour Guide for free.

Seafood Night at Saffron | Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

Have you ever been dreamed of living in a country full of luxury? It’s been a year since I step my foot here in UAE. No other thoughts came to me except the word dessert. Dubai is the dream country of many, especially for its luxurious brands, gold ATM and a lot more. UAE more particularly is home to many jaw-dropping buildings, luxury cars, golds, and hotels.


Atlantis, The Palm is one of them. This hotel is not just ordinary, it is home to the celebrity restaurants like Nobu by Chef Nobu, Ronda Locatelli by Chef Locatelli, and Bread Street Kitchen and Bar by Chef Gordon Ramsay himself. In reality, you will not run out of choices where to eat. There’s a lot of buffet restaurants to choose from, just be patient on booking for some will be fully booked on a specific date.


We dine at Saffron Restaurant where they have themed nights. We came Tuesday to try their “seafood night”. After roaming around the hotel we went already inside the restaurant for us to be seated. After having your seats the floor is yours already.

Once they got your drinks you can now get your food. Oops! Don’t go gaga over the buffet counter for you will find around 220 varieties of food to choose from Sushi Station, Grilled Station, Steak, Live Station, Dim sum, and a lot more. Yes, I am not mistaken they have a wide range of food choices. They got your dinner covered before you will ask for it. So let me start giving you some preview on the buffet areas.


The sashimi bar was okay, never loved sashimi in the first place though!


If you love noodles and Asian cuisine this place will never go wrong. From the colored noodles to the sauce and the spices. You will make your own choice for the sauce.


Dim Sum, who will never like this type of foods anyway? The number one appetizer that came from Chinese. They different varieties to choose from! Indeed you will never leave this place with an empty stomach.


Roast Duck my happy place! Yes, It’s my weakness. Who else does not want this food? Aside from the roast skin, the meat is really juicy and chewy! Who would have taught that I came back for another round?


Mainly it is all Asian from Chinese to Singaporean and now Vietnamese! Who would have taught that these cuisines are incredibly good in their own way? From the spices used and from the way it was cooked.  This Vietnamese cuisine is like the street food of Filipinos. Incredibly amazing and delicious.


For the meat lover, there’s one place that you will love. The steak station. In this station, there are three types of meat. I love the beef steak and paired with some green leafy vegetables on the side. The tenderness and how they cooked it to medium rare is just perfect and blended well with the salads. Funny how I can be a food critic!




Feeling like a kid? Well, try this dessert station. They have different kinds of dessert and of course, don’t forget to try the chocolate fountain loaded with different choices from marshmallows, candies and gummy bears and fruits too!

Rock Fish, Jumeirah Al Naseem | Dubai

Jumeirah Al Naseem was built 2013 and took 3 years to complete. Al Naseem in English means sea breeze or the gentle breeze.  The hotel was built and designed by Mirage . The interior and exteriors of the hotel designed to be the new modern of Dubai.


To brief you with this newest hotel, Jumeirah Al Naseem has 1,119 total of date trees that was planted in the property. It is 58,000 sqm in total. They also have 387 rooms and 43 suites. Huge property. This is the latest addition to the family of Madinat Jumeirah which includes Mina A’ Salam, Al Qasr, Dar Al Masyaf.

I was a little bit late on the notice that we can have free breakfast, lunch and dinner on the new restaurant of our company. Jumeirah Al Naseem invited us to try their different restaurants before they open it to public.

Seafood dining at Rock Fish made our lunch completely terrific. Imagine dining on the beach with its inviting sound and having Burj Al Arab as your perfect view, what more can you ask for? From its interior design to the ambiance of the restaurant and of course the delicious food, every money will be worth it. Rock Fish mainly offers seafood.


So even we are staff they treated us like a real guests paying. James, our server was really exceeded the service from welcoming us until the service of our food. Dining in rock fish is really interesting. Imagine these beautiful decors behind you while eating? I am really amazed on how they put these things together. I am loving the color combination inside the restaurant.


Rock Fish also offers crudo. Crudo is a word in Italy which means raw. So before ordering your appetizers you can try their crudo, even if you are not a raw lover you will definitely love it. We started with their Crudo and appetizer then come to the main course.


This Tasmanian Salmon is real to die for! The ingredients include cantaloupe melon, balsamic glazed cippolini and basil. This is really perfect, you can’t taste any raw ingredients inside.

The next thing we ordered was the salads and appetizers. We all tried the three salads in the menu.



The traditional caesar salad with anchovy and Parmigiana-Reggiano Grilled halloumi & zataar. Caesar Salad was my favourite not on its taste but on how appetising it is. Imagine the lettuce is really crispy when chewed.


Rockfish Garden Salad includes shaved garden vegetable, quinoa, lemon and sumac dressing.If you are really looking for complete vegetable for appetisers why not try this? The dressing blends well with the quinoa and the vegetables.


Ras al Hanout Scented Salmon Pasteis include spinach, wild rocca leaves, harissa mayonnaise.



Saefood Mixed Grill includes pomfret, gulf prawns, scallop, calamari, young onions, light tahini & wild rice

Another restaurant to try not only just because of the ambiance but of the food, the service, the staffs and all the warm hospitality they gave us. I am sure Rock Fish will hit the market. Truly it is one of a kind restaurant in Dubai.

Friends if you want to dine at Rock Fish here are the details on how to book:

Location: Poolside, Jumeirah Al Naseem
Cuisine: Mediterranean Seafood
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Timings: Breakfast: 8:00 to 11:00.
Lunch: 12:00 to 15:30.
Dinner: 18:30 to 23:30.
General Inquiries: +971 4 4323232

Burj Al Arab: Seven Star Hotel | Dubai

Burj Al Arab from a far

From the distance, you seem to be an ordinary building. Just like any other buildings your one amazing infrastructure. People would like to see the inside of you. Your unique body makes it unique from them all.

Burj Al Arab was completed by the year 1999. The building was design by a consultancy named Atkins, led by Architect Tom Wright. It is owned and managed by Jumeirah Group of companies in Dubai owning different other 5 star hotels.

When hearing the word Burj Al Arab the people will immediately say “The Golden Hotel”. True to its promise, the building is really the most lavish hotel and only 7-star in the world.

Burj-The Golden Hotel

April 26, 2016, when I first step on your door steps and I really love what I am seeing. Inside of you has left me completely looking for more. Burj Al Arab will definitely set your goals when booking their rooms. So I, my fiance and his family went there for a show around and a scrumptious lunch buffet in Bab Al Yam.

Burj Facade

When entering inside you will see the gorgeous fountain in between two escalators. From the facade with different colors will leave you completely mesmerized. You think you have seen it all? This is only the beginning. After entering we were given the chance to explore the hotel and after it got the chance to see their stunning deluxe two-bedroom suite.


The hotel was true to its promise delivering completely stunning service from the front staff to everyone you meet along the public areas. The interiors was executed to perfection like you are living inside a Royal House in the Middle East. After exploring the lobby of the hotel we went up to see the beautiful fountain. Yes there is a fountain inside the hotel, amazing right?


From the grand lobby to the fountain we went for a show around inside their stunning bedrooms. From this 5 types of rooms, we went to the stunning Deluxe Two-Bedroom Suite. The hotel rooms have different types:

  1. Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite – Php 135,000/night
  2. Panoramic One-Bedroom Suite – Php 150,000/night
  3. Deluxe Two-Bedroom Suite – Php 260,000/night
  4. Diplomatic Three-Bedroom Suite – Php 360,000/night
  5. Presidential Two-Bedroom Suite – Php 600,000/night

The two bedroom will leave you speechless but wait do you know that it is Php 260,000/night? Yes you heard it loud! Are you willing to spend your night here in this 7-star hotel? The inclusion for this is the following:

  • Airport Transfer in BMW 740 Li series to/from Dubai International Airport
  • Complimentary buffet breakfast, lunch, or dinner
  • Two adults 25-minutes back, neck and shoulder massage once per stay
  • Complimentary access to Wild Wadi Water Park

This two bedroom suite have its own bathroom with Jacuzzi. This huge 2 story (yes it has its own living area, dining area and business area) have Hermès as your toiletries.


Living like a royal family will not be a hindrance anymore if you only have the money!

Twin Bedroom
Huge twin bedroom

lavish bathroom


If you wanted to do quick photo ops of just the building here is the way on how to get to Burj Al Arab.

If you are from the green metro station, from your point just make a transfer to Red line which is Union and takes the UAE Exchange platform. After that, you can get down to Mall of the Emirates metro station and from there just go down and catch the 81 bus it will take you to Burj Al Arab bus stop (make sure to pay attention to the stops)

You can take a taxi from Mall of the Emirates metro if you don’t want to catch the bus.

South-East Asian Dining at Noodle House | Dubai

Noodle House is owned and managed by Jumeirah Restaurants. The inspiration of the restaurant was based from South-East Asian countries mainly from Hongkong, China, Thailand and Indonesia.

Noodles House offers a wide range of foods from small plates, dim sum, wok-fried noodles, speciality food, noodle soups, accompaniments, salads, desserts, and different kinds of healthy lemonade.


Since it opened in 2002 it has already 16 restaurants in different parts of Middle East like Pakistan, Cyprus, Oman, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.

I myself have been to their three branches in Dubai which are located in Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Burjuman and The Dubai Mall. Burjuman branch will always be the best one for me because of its ambience, relaxing setting and its location.

So far the dishes that we tried are their best selling. From dim sum, duck, noodles and beverages. They also sell desserts too!



Their duck dim sum and vegetable spring rolls are the best. Duck dim sum is best consumed while it is still hot and  vegetable spring roll is best paired with their sweet and sour sauce. Dim sums are best when you are hungry because serving time is only around 10 minutes from the time you order your food.

sio mai

You will never go wrong with their Chicken Siew Mai served with hot chilli bean sauce.


Singaporean Curry Laksa is fiance’s favourite, well I liked it too. Ingredients are laksa noodles, chicken, prawns, tofu and fish balls. Small costs 40 dirhams and large 55 dirhams. Believe it or not, large is good for two people.


Duck wonton soup is best for people who loves to eat duck. Ingredients are ban mien noodles, duck dumpling and roasted duck. Small costs 35 and large is 45. So cheap right? The soup was really cooked well, along with the duck and the dumplings. It really tastes good!


Paid Thai, my love affair with Thai cuisine. Ingredients are rice stick noodles, prawns, fried tofu, beansprouts, tamarind sauce and nuts (it is optional by the way). The noodles were not overcooked, and the spicy of it was medium only and the overall flavour was good! No wonder Thai cuisine is definitely loved by all people.

Nasi Goreng

Nasi Goreng. An Indonesian cuisine, ingredients are chicken satay, fried egg on top of fried rice and prawn crackers. The chicken satay is soft and chewy that makes you crave for more. This and Pad Thai are one of their best sellers. It only cost 50 dirhams for one dish.


They serve different kinds of beverages from mocktails, iced tea, tea, soft drinks, juices, water and coffee. The one I ordered was Strawberry Lemonade which is their best seller so far. Includes fresh strawberries, and mint leaves that’s why it has the minty effect.

If you are planning on dining at Noodle House here is the list of their branches in Dubai:

Dubai International Financial Centre
Marble Walk, Gate Building, Dubai International Financial Centre
+971 4 3637093 | 800-NOODLE (800-666353)

Burjuman Shopping Centre, Pavillon Gardens
+971 4 3526615 | 800-NOODLE (800-666353)

Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Al Sufouh Road
+971 4 3666730 | 800-NOODLE (800-666353)

Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Lower Level, The Boulevard
+971 4 3198088 | 800-NOODLE (800-666353)

Gloria Hotel, Dubai Media City
Ground Level, Gloria Hotel, Dubai Media City
+971 4 3818065 | 800-NOODLE (800-666353)

The Dubai Mall
Lower Ground Level, The Dubai Mall, Downtown, Dubai, U.A.E
+971 4 388 4825 or 4827 | 800-NOODLE (800-666353)