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Monica Kapila
Monica Kapila

Monica Kapila was born and brought up in London but moved to Dubai with her family in April 2006. She started her working life at Price Waterhouse Coopers Management Consultancy after doing a MSc at the London School of Economics, she then helped run a marketing research studio part time while raising the family and also travelled to Mumbai and Kenya for two years with her husband. Eventually the blog DoinDubai was born and has recently taken centre stage in her life as young children head to off to university! Monica has a wide network of media, pr and entrepreneur contacts and is continually astounded at what her Imac can do if she bothers to investigate properly. She loves making imovies, exploring graphic apps and writing restaurant posts that don’t only focus on food! She is currently very involved with exploring Affiliate Schemes in the GCC and London for use on her blog. It’s main categories are Travelling, Eating and Living. She also writes for Travel Arabia and Gulf Business and has a regular slot talking about the latest Restaurant Openings on Dubai Eye 103.8 radio station.

COLUMNISTS
Monica Kapila
Monica Kapila

Monica Kapila was born and brought up in London but moved to Dubai with her family in April 2006. She started her working life at Price Waterhouse Coopers Management Consultancy after doing a MSc at the London School of Economics, she then helped run a marketing research studio part time while raising the family and also travelled to Mumbai and Kenya for two years with her husband. Eventually the blog DoinDubai was born and has recently taken centre stage in her life as young children head to off to university! Monica has a wide network of media, pr and entrepreneur contacts and is continually astounded at what her Imac can do if she bothers to investigate properly. She loves making imovies, exploring graphic apps and writing restaurant posts that don’t only focus on food! She is currently very involved with exploring Affiliate Schemes in the GCC and London for use on her blog. It’s main categories are Travelling, Eating and Living. She also writes for Travel Arabia and Gulf Business and has a regular slot talking about the latest Restaurant Openings on Dubai Eye 103.8 radio station.

RECENTLY PUBLISHED

Dubai dining: There’s more to Korean food than kimchi

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

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Tea time, anyone? Exploring the GCC’s karak chai craze

Wednesday, 05 October 2016

As a child, I’d grimace at the thought of drinking masala tea as I found the slightly thick, ...

From the Gulf to Morocco, what do people eat on Eid?

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Eid al-Adha brings together family and friends for traditional feasts all over the Muslim world but ...

Reinventing the Indian wheel: Molecular gastronomy and the humble curry

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Indian cuisine has come a long way from its wholesome and sometimes humble origins of butter chicken ...

Eat your way around Bali with this definitive culinary guide

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In Dubai for Ramadan? How to choose an Iftar that’s right for you

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Many Iftars are likely to be spent in a home setting, shared with friends and family. But it’s ...

How Dubai is becoming an even bigger magnet for celebrity chefs

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Dubai seems to be a magnet for celebrity chefs from around the world, and recently we have seen lots ...

Tasting and testing ‘Chawlas’ Punjabi food in Dubai

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Chawlas Punjabi food is authentic, tasty and brought to you straight from the Punjab. The restaurant ...

Bye bye ladies nights in Dubai, hello brunches!

Sunday, 20 March 2016

More and more places seem to be shying away from this unique Dubai phenomenon, is it bye bye Ladies ...

Creek Side - New Dubai, Old Dubai or a bit of both?

Saturday, 05 March 2016

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Taste testing fish tacos and guacamole at a Mexican eatery in Dubai

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Welcome to the newest Mexican in town: La Tablita. It’s located in Dubai’s Healthcare ...

Where, what and how to garden in Dubai

Monday, 18 January 2016

“Winter” means we can finally get serious about Dubai Gardening. We can start thinking ...

Dubai’s best Christmas brunches and some turkey takeaways

Thursday, 24 December 2015

There are some unusual ideas for Christmas Brunch in Dubai this year. Be bold, do something a bit ...

Travelling the world at Dubai’s Global Village

Sunday, 06 December 2015

Experience a real Middle Eastern atmosphere with families enjoying a browse, shopping and eating at ...

Second-Hand Market in Dubai: 5 Top Tips to turn your cast offs into CASH

Monday, 30 November 2015

Time to clear out those things you NEVER use and exchange them for CASH. “One man’s old ...

Welcome to Qasr Al Sarab in the Arab Peninsula's Empty Quarter

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Where is the "Qasr Al Sarab hotel?" In the Empty Quarter or the second largest sand desert ...

What’s Catch Dubai all about?

Monday, 09 November 2015

So why should you bother trying Catch Dubai, a New York import that serves mainly American and some ...

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