My lit­tle black book

An in­sider’s guide to the UAE

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My favourite place to eat

I love the food at Origami Dubai in Umm Suqeim Harbour. The ser­vice is good and the views are great.

My favourite fit­ness class

Park­our DXB is the most fun com­bi­na­tion of mind and body train­ing I’ve done. The coaches are highly qual­i­fied and have guided me to over­come my fear of heights. You prac­tise spa­tial aware­ness, bal­ance, strength, agility, ex­plo­sive power and fi­nesse, all in a re­laxed group en­vi­ron­ment

My favourite in­dul­gence

The soft serve ice cream at HAPI is my go-to dessert. It’s made with or­ganic un­re­fined cane sugar and or­ganic dairy, with no sta­biliser or fillers, so I know that I’m in­dulging in good qual­ity foods.

My favourite way to un­wind

I like to spend a lot of time at the beach – Kite Beach is my favourite out­door spot. I like to play beach volleyball, do stand-up pad­dle­board­ing, go for long beach walks or sim­ply chill out.

My favourite clothes shop

I love All Saints for its style, qual­ity and fit. Be­fore the Dubai store opened I used to shop in Lon­don when­ever I trav­elled. If it was colder here I’d buy more All Saints jack­ets – they’re awe­some!

My favourite gro­cery shop

I’m quite picky when it comes to food shop­ping, and buy spe­cific things from spe­cific places. These in­clude Ripe Or­ganic, Or­ganic Foods and Café, Spin­neys, Prime Gourmet and Choithrams.

My favourite groom­ing spot

I go to Tra­di­tional Chi­nese Medicine Cen­tre in Al Bar­sha ev­ery now and again for mas­sages. That’s as far as I go in terms of pam­per­ing, though for hair­cuts I see Vesna at Pas­tels Hair Salon in the Ritz-Carl­ton JBR.

My phi­los­o­phy be­hind HAPI

The aim of HAPI is to in­spire our com­mu­nity to live bet­ter through good food, mind­ful ex­er­cise and ac­tive leisure.

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