Travel Thoughts: a collaboration with RAWMANIA

I was invited by  RAWMANIA.TRAVEL to share my very honest, yet straightforward travel tips to help you to plan your future trips locally or globally! Click here to read the  Travel Tips  

Bia Bakes

She was 23 years old when she received her certificate in culinary arts from Leith’s School of Food & Wine in London. The six-week long course was focused on culinary and baking basics that Thoraya was looking for to provide her with the knowledge and the skillset to further pursue her passion. “I didn’t want…

A Tablespace…

Instagram, and social media generally, is an efficient tool I use to keep me connected to Jordan. It is my gate to finding the next venture, restaurant or individual I want feature on my blog. A Minute Marvel, an Instagram account by Darine Alashy, has been rolling take overs since lockdown was  announced in Jordan…

…وقف يا زمان

Disclosure: The following piece might be controversial. It narrates recent real time events that occurred in my life. The sole purpose of composing this article is to shed light on life events that may resonate with other individuals. If you are not able to continue reading at any point, please close the page and refrain from…

Exploring ‘The Lab’

It was a Wednesday early morning when I drove to Dubai Design District (d3) to meet Ibrahim Al Mallouhi after several attempts to set a meeting in Abu Dhabi, as both our schedules were preoccupied to fit one in. I did not hesitate to drive the 120km to arrive earlier than expected. I walked around…

A Cultural Getaway

While summer heat is still couple of months away, there is no better way to spend the good weather soaking the warm sunshine, a walk in the park or a picnic on the corniche. With so much going on during the winter months in Abu Dhabi, a cultural day at the capital’s old fort is…

Brace for the Journey 🎢

Although I was occupied with life, work, family and a relation that came to an end last year, I was continuously brainstorming on how to take Taste of Jordan further. Now, I feel it is the right time to kick start @taste.jo from a new destination I call home. Living in Abu Dhabi is overwhelming….

Abu Dhabi Series

  Powered by Taste of Jordan, The Abu Dhabi Series explores Sinan’s favourite places in Abu Dhabi for locality, originality or simply because it is great!  

Barakah Destinations: curating community based tourism experiences

Famous for its roman columns and basalt stone amphitheater, mesmerizing sunsets and unique views of the Golan Heights and Lake Tiberius, Umm Qais is one of Jordan’s less popular attractions. Situated on the northern borders with Syria and Palestine, the location offers a beautiful viewpoint into the surrounding lands of our neighboring countries. It has…

خواطر: عمّان

أعود من الغربة بين الحين والآخر. حنين إلى وطني وشوقٌ إلى ذكرياتٍ باتت الآن أن تكون منسية. أعود مسرعاً لأحضن عائلتي التي أذابني شوقي إليها. أعود إلى ابتسامة أمي وضحكات أخواتي الثلاث. إلى الحديث مع والدي عن الماضي والحاضر والمستقبل. نورٌ تنتظرني كي أداعب يديها الصغيرتين وأملأ قلبها بضحكتها التي لطالما أسرتني وجَعلت من الصعب…

Cookie Art

The hectic roster of my flights and the recent Jordan trip to grow The Recipe Book interfered with my attempt to meet a friend and a creative cookie designer. Shortly after my return from Amman, I managed to set a meeting over a cup of tea at t-Lounge in Dubai’s Ibn Battuta Mall. I enjoyed…

ْعَمّان

In October this year, I complete two years since I moved to UAE. Etihad Airways was generous enough to show me the world in ways I could never imagine. I explored different countries, cities, nationalities and cultures through traveling as an inflight chef with the aviation giant, an unusual career change that I am glad…