The art of cooking made fun and easy

April saw the launch of our first ever cooking workshop led by in-house 5-star Sous Chef Rajender Singh and hosted by Nazia Amberene, a School of Culinary and Finishing Arts (SCAFA) certified professional. It all started with our enthusiastic Sous Chef wanting to share his special recipes with guests so they could enjoy making our best sellers at home. In 6 weekly sessions spread across April and May, participants learned how to prepare a 3-course meal from a variety of cuisines from Indian to Oriental, French, Italian and Arabic. Yummy creations that got a two thumbs up rating from our guests included the Rogan Josh, Chicken Roulade, Khow Suey, Thai sticky rice with mango, Tiramisu and Iftar delicacies – Kibbeh and Kunafa.

Apart from great food, the sessions were interactive and peppered with fun facts, tips, food quizzes and exciting opportunities to win gift coupons and hampers. It was also a wonderful occasion for guests to meet, mingle and dine-in with like-minded gourmands and aspiring chefs.

See what our guests have to say:

“Very nice course, still need to learn about various countries cuisines.  – Thomas

“Very Informative! 5-star rating. Loved learning different Ramadan dishes overall the experience was excellent. Thank you, Chef Rajender and Chef Nazia. –  Shabana Kali

“The bouquet garni of vegetable was my first experience.  Enjoyed today’s class and all the yummy food especially the poached pear. – Andrea Lobo

“As usual very nice class.  – Tracy George”.

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As you can tell, the sessions were fun in more ways than one!

If this has whet your appetite, join our Meet Up Group, Dubai Cooking Meetup and stay tuned to our cook n’ dine sessions. We’ll be back in September!

‘Tis the season for family getaways!

Who says you have to leave town to enjoy your holidays? Staycations can be fun, less expensive, and allow for more precious time with your family.

Take a break from your routine and household chores and enjoy a relaxed family vacation at Dunes Hotel Apartments this season. Wake up at your leisure and enjoy breakfast in bed or head down to Dunes Delights, our multi-cuisine restaurant for a generous brunch.  Spend the afternoon lounging by the poolside or go on one of our guided city tours. A staycation is the perfect time to do touristy things that you might otherwise not do since you are a local!

We’re serving the season’s yummiest delicacies at Dunes Delights, so this is the perfect time to treat your taste buds to our chef’s special kebabs, Indian Curries and Chinese specialties from the wok.

More than anything else use this time to step away from the stress of everyday living and just enjoy quality time with your kids and family at Dunes – your home away from home. And while you are at it, make sure to take lots of photos of your priceless memories together!

Wishing you and you family a very Happy New Year!

Dunes Hotel Apartments – A proud hospitality partner of Shobana’s “Trance – Dancing Drums”

It’s always a delight to have internationally acclaimed danseuse and National award winning Indian actor, Shobana, stay with us. She’s now back in the UAE in connection with the Dubai premiere of her latest thematic production ‘Trance – Dancing Drums’ and we are the honored to be the hospitality partner of her new venture.

Trance – Dancing Drums is Shobana’s quest to present various Indian performing traditions in a collage of rhythm supported by poetry and a blend of pre-recorded and live music. The production strings together themes as varied as the mythology of Siva, the avatars of Vishnu and the Biblical episode of Mary Magdalene. Presented by Tambourine Live, the show is here in Dubai this weekend after playing to full houses in India, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and London. Catch her live on Friday, 21st and Saturday 22nd October at Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC.