Living in UAE, you are overthrown by alternatives for Friday Plans particularly the options available for lavish brunch with family. Yet, when I received an invite from Downtown Palace, I was downright excited! Why may you ask? Though 21 years in UAE, it was my very first time visiting Traditional Arabic Architectural Palace known for its Award Wining luxurious Middle Eastern themes.
As we entered through the beautiful royal doors, the sumptuous spread at Ewaan left us astonished as ever. The buffet was mainly filled with over 200+ Arabic & Oriental dishes with live cooking stations. Brunch begins at 1pm and is usually jam packed with the hotel guests as well as the residents of UAE. Despite this being one of the busiest brunches that we have attended, the tables were not crammed together so we felt like we had a little bit of space and privacy amongst our dining group.
This mega-brunch is all about the live cooking stations shockingly serving everything a meat lover wants, from Chicken to Duck, Fish, Lobsters, Veal & beef also a Sushi station you had it all under one roof. You are definitely spoiled with countless choices of meat.
The cooking station continuously grilled meat as per your liking & served it as hot! With various sauces & dips to try with. Focusing on the Arabic Traditions, the food flavours were mild but they did offer chilli sauce for the Indian Spice lovers too. The Pasta station has always been my favourite & at this particular one, I asked the cook to add veal on to my pink pasta sauce which turned out to be a perfect combination.
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Venturing into the dessert section, you will be left delighted with Arabic sweets particularly the popular Umm Ali. Another surprise for the inner child in you would be the live cotton candy station, chocolate fondue & crepes. Plus, you can help yourself to mini modern dessert like chocolate, mango mouse & all flavours of cheesecakes.
Before making your way out do ensure that you stop by the outside terrace for outstanding views of their swimming pool – the perfect way to end such a luxurious brunch.
Friday Brunch: 1.00 am to 4.00 pm
Often I’m asked questions like, how do I manage everything, how have I reached this stage? And rather frequently my personality & life is judged solely based on my picture perfect Instagram profile. Seizing Perfection is a word mostly used in interviews by all candidates when asked the almighty question ‘What is your weakness?’
So why am I writing this today? To give me and all my reader a reality check, neither life is perfect nor the people in it, even if you get freebies. The story what my blog tells you is that part of my private life I carefully picked out to show, overshadowing the harsh, soul-sucking realities. Behind the colourful Tumblr inspired picture lays a restless, hardworking personality I constantly hide at my office, atleast try to.
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So Who am I? In psychological terms, I consider myself an Ambivert, a baffling fusion between a sociable extrovert & anxious Introvert, which makes taking on decisions way more throbbing. The former got me into this beautiful blogging world & speaking my heart out, while the latter makes me want to crawl myself in my bed when I miss a deadline at my Dubai-based job. It’s the nervous, disconnected introvert in me aching to go home after my 9 to 5 lifestyle. Communicating with strangers & adapting new changes is downright nerve-wracking for me, yet I am challenging myself every day.
Born & brought in this Arab country called UAE, this place
is was my whole life; a world outside Dubai didn’t exist for a person like me. Being an Indian was merely just what my Passport stated. But reality hit me like a burning fire truck on my graduation ceremony and up till then, my plans were to get buried on these grounds.
In my three years of college, all my professors constantly reminded us one major aspect ’Corporate World is Different’, and I like any other student chose to ignore it drastically. Being the youngest one in my graduating class & my family, people always tend to pamper me. Raised in a protective nutshell from everything bad, I wasn’t ready for the corporate life, particularly not the traumatic office hours & brown nosing part.
I wouldn’t go ahead and say corporate life is the worst, getting that first pay cheque got me all teary & not depending on your family for paying your own bills has its own sweet pleasure. But a 9 to 5 job if not handled correctly, does come with self-destructing rage (You end up asking yourself what & where is my actual life) & bewildering negativity in the initial stage. When you are a newbie in the corporate world full of energy and new ideas, your supervisors incline towards testing & questioning your ways. Believe me, frustration level dances at the peak and learning to turn off your emotions (and mobile phones) the moment you step out of your office door is crucial for your wellness.
I started off blogging few months before my full-time job kicked in; it was just a random panel where I pinned down my thoughts. Soon it became my source of self-appreciation, seeing your blog grow solely because of the hard work you put in is truly satisfying. Blogging is that part of my life which I am truly proud of, which I can call mine. I make my own schedule, my deadlines & write about what I love – I am the Boss of me at Rt Hijab Styles. Just like I found blogging, to de-stress ourselves we all need something to look forward to when we get back home, a lazy cat, a caring boyfriend or a just fun TV show.
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From far-off glass sparkles like a diamond, so I can’t really judge how corporate life is in Western countries or back in my homeland. So here are few things you need to understand & remind yourself constantly when working here, in UAE are:
TURN OFF ALL YOUR EMOTIONS & KEEP YOUR EGO AT THE BACK SEAT.
Put forward your opinion & ideas in a humble manner.
It’s high time me learn to appreciate and love ourselves. Compare your life with people below you & count your blessings daily, however, aim to reach the position of people above you. Keeping your emotions outside the office window can be the most powerful survial tool. Don’t get me wrong my office is not the most depressing thing and my manager doesn’t scare me to death , but carefully analysing & adjusting to the culture & enivornment can be your first step to a sane healthy life & successful career.
Until Next Time, Much Love