Expat Life in Dubai

Dubai: Carluccio’s Marina Mall

January 8, 2014
Carluccio's Marina Mall, Dubai

My first meal for the year 2014 was at Carluccio’s in Marina Mall. Well, to be very honest – we only sat there as it was the only restaurant in Marina Mall which had one free table for me and the boyfriend. We initially wanted to go to Shakespeare & Co. (where else?) but then it was packed so we decided to look for an alternative within the vicinity. As the weather was awesometastic yesterday, we wanted to dine outside and make the most of it. We never realized though that at 3 in the afternoon, the whole of Dubai will be dining out on a New Year’s Day. By chance, we saw a lonely table outside of Carluccio’s good enough for two people – so we grabbed it immediately.


It was supposed to be for breakfast (yes, at 3pm – we’re lazy like that) but the breakfast option in Carluccio’s wasn’t very much so I opted for funghi pizza instead. The boyfriend ordered eggs benedict.


It was yummy! Well I’m not very sure if I was just very hungry at that time or was it really THAT good. I specially loved the mushrooms which wasn’t overcooked. The boyfriend ate half of it because I can feel the bulge of my stomach from all the meals that I’ve eaten over the holiday. If it wasn’t for that shameful bulge, I would’ve eaten all of it and wouldn’t share a single piece with the boyfriend. The bill was AED168 with our frappes.


What about you? What was your first meal of 2014?

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  • Reply Mitzie Mee January 11, 2014 at 15:45

    Somehow my husband and I always end up at Caluccio’s, though my first meal in 2014 was a breakfast sandwich from Subway. The one with turkey and omelette is really, really good:)

  • Reply dubaiofw January 10, 2014 at 02:42

    Haven’t been to Marina Mall. Haven’t explored that area as much. Maybe it’s time. lol – after one year. hehe

    Btw, off topic. My girlfriend and I are planning to tour Jordan. They say we need a visa but we have to process it in Jordan (according to an agency here). Was wondering if you have any contacts or know any ideas here in DXB.

    Hope you can help! If not, we’ll try to just search some more. 🙂

    • Reply Pinay Flying High January 10, 2014 at 09:35

      You have to apply from the Jordan consulate here in Dubai. Visit their website ; jorconsulate.com for the visa requirements. Their consulate is in Umm Hurair.

      Which agency advised you that you need to apply it in Jordan? :-p

  • Reply Matthew Curry January 9, 2014 at 12:15

    That pizza looks insanely delicious.

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