Want to know what’s happening in Dubai? Where you’ll find the best restaurants and which big acts are coming to town? Time Out Dubai, the intelligent guide to life in the city, presents Straight From The Camel’s Mouth, an irreverent, informative discussion on life and living in the UAE. Covering topics ranging from dining out to clubbing, and busting Dubai myths, each weekly episode is essential listening for anyone living in or visiting Dubai.
When was your last big night out?
Dubai is fill of them, riddled with them you might say, and among swathes of fantastic bars and clubs you’re bound to find one that tickles your fancy.
And the chances are that the guests on this week’s episode of The Big Listen have either hosted you, or played music for you. We’ve got Sara Stosic from the brains behind two of the city’s biggest night clubs Drai’s and WHITE Dubai (Add-Mind), as well as Adam Graca, Dubai’s best DJ (officially, according to the Time Out Dubai Music & Nightlife Awards 2019).
Sara and Adam join Tim Skinner, Head of Video Content, and Reema Rahman, Nightlife & Communities Manager, to chat everything about the Dubai nightlife scene. How has it grown over the last five or ten years, what makes a top night out and how is Dubai now being viewed among the world’s elite clubbing destinations.
If you’re looking towards your next big night out, give this a listen.
Going vegan in Dubai
It seems like veganism has absolutely exploded in Dubai in the last 12 to 18 months. And it has, with restaurants now providing more options than ever to anyone in the city living on a plant-based diet.
And to discuss the growth of veganism in Dubai, we've got in two special guests from some of the city's best-known vegan restaurants and communities to go through it all.
So whether you're after the best restaurants to eat vegan, or the best supermarkets where you can pick up some produce, or if you're looking for vegan shoes (really) - you'll find it in today's episode of The Big Listen.
We'll go over dining out, eating in, shopping, the vegan lifestyle, philosophies, vegan life hacks, meat substitutes and a whole bunch more, so listen up for the top tips.
(And, yes, that is a vegan pizza in the thumbnail.)
Football in the UAE
Having had one of their most successful performances in the AFC Asian Cup in recent decades, with Al Ain making it to the final of the Club World Cup against Real Madrid, and with the national-level game in the UAE gaining more commercial interest than ever, is this a golden era for football in the country?
In this episode of The Big Listen, we chat about the national and domestic level of football in the UAE after recent times of unprecedented success, and bring in Chris Brown from It’s Just Football to join resident footy fans Tim Skinner (Head of Video Content) and Dean Wilkins (Editor, Time Out DXB).
The three talk about the international success of the UAE after hosting the AFC Asian Cup in 2019 and how it can translate a semi-final appearance to a tournament-winning team in years to come. They also chat about youth football in the UAE, coaching at grass-roots level and how Dubai residents can, firstly, go to watch the big Dubai teams in the UAE Pro League and, secondly, how to go about getting involved with football at an amateur level.
Behind The Scenes At Brunch
Brunch is one of Dubai’s most famous institutions. Every weekend, thousands of residents flock to the city’s restaurants to make the most of package deals that are not just economical (depending on where you go), but often dish up way more than just food.
Whether it’s coastal vibes, live music, karaoke or inflatable sumo wrestling, nowadays brunch is an all-encompassing tradition that is available practically every day, coming in all shapes and sizes.
But how does one of the city’s biggest brunches come together every single week? What goes on behind the scenes to make it a show-stopping foodie favourite?
We sat down with Monica Metzger, who’s the F&B Director for two of the major hotels in Dubai Marina – The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, as well as Le Méridien Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina.
In this episode of The Big Listen, we go behind the scenes at brunch, and find out what goes into these absolute spectacles.
You can listen to the whole episode on iTunes, Google Podcasts and Soundcloud now, and check out the rest of the series so far, where we cover topics from rent to comedy in the UAE and even the city’s theatre scene.
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