Boasting a mix of cultures, UAE’s dining scene is also as vibrant. Some major food influencers have been blogging about food and recipes for quite some time. From easy cooking to fine dining, here’s a list of the best food bloggers you need to know and follow now.
Delicious gluten-free pizzas from @800degreesme ??? This time I picked the thin and light gluten-free crust, I then chose different bases (Bianca, Margherita and Verde), and then added all my favorite toppings!! I love that I can customize the pizzas to my own taste ??? YUM!!! #800degreesme #squirreleatsdxb
Karen McLean is a Melbourne girl living in Dubai and cooking up fantastic-looking healthy dishes. She is one of the most prominent food bloggers in town, and has a fondness for real, natural and wholesome food and simple eating.
My sworn enemy- diets. I have no discipline when it comes to food, am constantly hungry, and when I’m starving I feel suddenly skinny enough and that the idea of a diet was bad in the first place. I like shape, and round is shape after all, and so the round me and the responsible me are in constant turmoil? My baby girl will be 1month old soon?? and so I’m starting to compile post natal “shed the pounds” strategies.. I need to eat food that never feels like I’m dieting or else I’ll run to the pantry and bake myself a cake (just made a RedV cake for my niece’s bday and one for myself?) As I’m gathering my skinny recipes, like this Olive Oil Fried Eggs over Quinoa Fattoush (so good), there seems to be some light at the end of that tunnel with some really delish superfoods I have made in the past.. So skinny phase starts in a few days.. may food discipline be with me? Can you tell I hate diets after this novel length rant?? #DietHater #IWantCake #LongLiveButter #Grumpy vs. #AvocadoIcingTime #SuperFoodSweets #WholegrainOrNoGrain #PepTalk #DaliasSkinnyKitchen
Dalia is a Syrian-German food author, presenter and entrepreneur. A culinary nomad born in London, raised in Paris and having lived many years in NYC, Dalia moved to Beirut when she founded Kitsch Bakery & Café. Dalia currently resides in Dubai and is a prominent culinary personality, contributing to leading food magazines, acting as Harper’s Bazaar Arabia’s food editor and appearing on major TV channels. Dalia’s debut cookbook “Food, Love and Life from Dalia’s Kitchen”, topped charts at bookstores across the Middle East, such as Virgin Megastore and KinokuniyaBookworld.
An Emirati food aficionado, Shamsi is often spotted at new restaurant launches and sampling food at previews. As an all-rounder, her reviews reach out to the mass market and her love for good quality food makes her approachable and relatable for readers.
4. HK Finds
“As a food writer & photographer the structure of my food reviews is based on my findings & recommendations of places I had pleasant experience with while the structure based on my photographs as a photo encyclopedia showcasing the spots my taste buds enjoyed from starters to desserts. Sometimes I like to go & explore the kitchen, greet the chefs and the hidden soldiers ? I mostly dine anonymously so yes I do pay the bills $$$ like any normal human being unless I mentioned that I’ve been invited for opening or pre-tasting which I usually enjoy before the crowd attack.”
“Dubai Confidential is a no-fuss and practical lifestyle website for women, regardless of their age, nationality, income, relationship status and size.
Our philosophy is to inspire, motivate and help women discover and explore hidden gems around the UAE.”
Sarah Walton is an Australian food enthusiast who has previously managed restaurants, been a sommelier, a waiter, a bottle shop attendant, written a very small wine magazine, been a wine sales rep, trained and tasted wine with the inexperienced and experienced, and had her own wine website with cellar management and online sales. She now lives in Dubai and is on a journey to explore regional food and wine.
Born in Chicago, originally Syrian, and grew up in Dubai, The London College of Fashion graduate edits the first blog to come out of the UAE in 2009. Her style blog, Myfashdiary.com has been nominated in Ahlan! Magazine’s Best at the Dubai awards, as well as at the Marie Claire, UK Blog, and Twitter awards. Tala was also named one of Dubai’s Hot 100 in 2011. She has collaborated with Net-A-Porter, ASOS, Tom Ford, and Halston.
8. The Hybrids
Ascia is a Kuwaiti blogger, with a massive following across the region. Although her forte is not food, her fans do seem to follow her footsteps, whether it is retail outlets or restaurants. Her light-hearted, commentary-style reviews , makes her one of top bloggers in the region.
9. Abdulla Eats
The tea selection from Angelina! Gotta say my favorite branch is the one at Yas Mall and lovely canapés and sandwiches that they serve during tea time. Not to mention they have a great option for hot chocolate that I can’t get enough of! @angelinaparisae @yasmallad @simplyabudhabi #angelina #angelinaparisae #teatime #tea #hotchocolate
Abdulla is an Emirati food blogger, who is steadily rising ranks and carving a niche for himself. His Instagram is usually bilingual, reaching out to expats and locals alike.
10. Dubai Fans
كشري شاورما (لحم) باللبنه لذ ي ي ي ي ي ذ من كشري بوينت البرشاء حسابهم @kosharipoint
Food critique in a shroud, this anonymous foodie has a penchant for mystery and good food.
Azeemeh – a massive feast curated for a cause by @nahlatabb @_chewchewchew. Wholesome Middle Eastern flavours that reinforce why this region has so much to serve, narrate and inspire than what politics will ever tell you. . . #eattheworld #eat #mydubai #dubai #food #foodporn #foodculture #middleeast #igers #igdaily #igersdubai #instafood #instagood #yummy #instagramhub #twitter #nofilter #avocado #noavocado
Ahmed spent her childhood in Dubai and then moved to the USA for studies followed by work. Nine years later, she returned and committed herself to rediscovering this city with its ever-expanding menu of international flavours
12. My Custard Pie
When you’re spending a couple of inspiring days with two creative people at the top of their game. When those people happen to be warm, funny and friendly. When there’s cake. ? Jumped out of bed this morning ready for the second half of this wonderful Food Photography workshop at @mieleuae with @mattarmendariz and @fionaarchibold ? Shooting soup, pasta, pizza and burgers today. Lens ready #iphone7 #foodstylist #gulfphotoplus #mieleuae
Prosser is a food DIY champ, and shares her escapades to source fresh ingredients and recipes on her blog. She throws in a few travelogues to spice things up and keep conversations casual.
The website is made by a group of friends, who enjoy travelling, punctuated by good food. Their palate is not restricted to the region and the international flavour they offer makes them stand apart from the crowd.
14. Dima Sharif
Who said turkey is just for Christmas!!! Grilled turkey breast is an excellent light lunch, full of lean protein and very good for you ??? all new recipes #coming soon on the all new dimasharif.com this is for those #nonmeatlesswednesdays ??
Sharif is a food writer and conducts professional cooking classes as well. She is one of the few influencers who use videos to showcase her experiences and opinions, along with words.
Jumbo Prawns Saganaki @eatgreekkouzina – base of the fresh tomatoes cooked down to a chunky pulp and finished with melty feta cheese was perfect to scoop up with the pita. The prawns were perfectly cooked and every single salty,sweet, briny flavor combined well together. Read more on www.foodienfabulous.com (direct link in bio) #dubairestaurants #greekfood
Bhatikar is a marketing manager during the day and a food blogger at heart. She shares her family recipes and often collaborate with magazines for food features.