My Dubai: Balqees honey's Riath Hamed
From camel shawarma to fancy desserts, the UAE’s bee expert Riath Hamed from Balqees Honey reveals his UAE hotspots…
Eat: I’m a big fan of Baker & Spice, particularly the Souk Al Manzil branch as I love the home cooked feeling to their dishes. If I’m feeling naughty and want to indulge I recommend La Serre – Chef Izu is an extremely talented cook and his desserts make me go bonkers!
Online: Recently I’ve been getting into changing my eating habits as I’m getting on a bit, so I’ve been researching and ordering anything and everything to do with super foods and nutrition. I love therawfoodworld.com as it’s the largest online raw food and superfood store in the world.
Grooming: I love the ‘Desert Essence’ brand from the Organic Foods & Café. They are natural, organic and environmentally friendly essential oil based products for all the body – I’ve even found a conditioner for my beard and blimey, it smells great!
Culture: The Dubai culture is a cosmopolitan one and I like to experience it, not just from a prism of art but also a collection of gastronomic experiences. Whether I’m having a camel meat shawarma in Safa Park or a falafel manakish in Karama, every dish represents a piece of history, art and definitely a cultural experience.