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We will take you behind the scenes and keep you posted on things that we do (or don’t do!).
We will give you the inner scoop on our activities – our shoots, our funny moments, our visits to food and restaurant events.
So keep coming back for the latest buzz on events and happenings within and without.

-George-

News Update : “Bad weather for the next few days”
Late March, we presented www.dineoutemirates.com at the Hot Hoteliers networking evening at the Westin Hotel in Dubai.
We went early to set things up as we geared up for our first public presentation of dineoutemirates.com
As the evening got underway we saw some clouds gathering in the sky.
We fervently hoped it would not rain as it was an open air event.
And I was ready to even do a rain dance to prevent the threatening downpour (as our ancestors say ‘do a rain dance to stop the rain’).
The only thing that stopped me was the presence of 200 guests at the venue!
The wind started picking up and soon it was like a charging bull.
Then I felt a few drops of water.
Concerned about our camera and computer equipment I was ready to cancel the presentation.
But George, our producer and MD, was in a battle mode and not willing to give up easily.
Then… we saw lightning streak across the sky.
It reminded me of my mom telling me that “lightning strikes only once.”
So I consoled myself and braced myself to get on with it…

To be continued….
-Ody-

As the skies darkened and lightening lit the sky we started showing the dineoutemirates.com introductory video.I was on tenterhooks and kept praying that the rains would hold out until the video ended since it was an open air event at the Westin Hotel in Dubai. (http://www.dineoutemirates.com/DOE.html)
And it did. Whew!
But just as the Hot Hotelier team started to announce the winner of the raffle grand prize – which we at MovieMedia had sponsored – the heavens opened. Kabooomm…kawooosssshhhh…strong winds…then a deluge.
It was as if the rains had waited to shower blessings on the grand prize from us!
Some ran to the hotel… others just stayed braving the winds and the downpour.
Next thing we were all wet and smiling… smiling with relief that our presentation was not a wash out.
After the event I realized that if you have that single chance take it or
else the wind will just blow it away and the rain will just wash it away.
And I am once again reminded of what’s happening now.
The financial crisis.
Everybody is tightening their advertising and marketing budgets.
But I believe this is your chance… your chance to show your prospective clients that you are still in the game, that you will not sit down and wait till recession crushes you.
That you will survive.
This is your chance to look at the silver lining in the cloud.
As they say ‘the sun always comes out after heavy rains.’
If you want to give your business a boost contact us now for cost effective marketing videos called SimpleProductions.
- Ody -

I’m getting older every year, I need to cut my hair once a month, prices of food increase everyweek, new technology is introduced everyday…
Daily we change something – for better or for worse we still need to change.
dineoutemirates.com is growing day by day. As we grow we also add new and exciting pages for you.

The new 360 View page will give you the whole view of your favourite restaurant as you can swivel the picture around. Try it out.

Did you miss our last month’s newsletter? Don’t worry, we now have the Newsletter page where earlier issues are archived and you can catch up on what you may have missed.

Want to know what people say about us or about their experience dining out? Visit our Testimonial page where you can read comments and you can leave a testimonial too.

Best part is, where are you reading this now? It’s our blog, here you can read the things happening behind the scenes, new restaurant launching’s, events and all the information we can share with you (but not the amount I eat, ok?). You can also give us your comments and let’s talk about my favourite subject…food. Yum!

So, dineoutemirates.com team will always make sure you are always
entertained and well informed on what’s happening around the emirates. We will ensure that once you visit us you will decide to visit the restaurants featured on dineoutemirates.com

So what are you waiting for: Click. Watch. Eat
- Ody -

We love to dine out with family, eat out with friends, even restaurant and bar hoping.  We crave food and if you are a food hippie like me once I crave I want to eat that food ASAP. The only problem is sometimes we get disappointed when we crave and all unfortunate things happen like the restaurant is full or crowded, or it does not serve the food I want or worse the restaurant is closed.So I have listed 5 things to remember before planning to visit a restaurant:
1. Craving for what? Decide what you crave for – is it salty, sweet or spicy, oriental or European.  You need to decide first before going to the restaurant.

2. Investigate.  Once you decide to submit to your cravings its time to look for the restaurant.  Ask your friends or family for referrals.  Check the internet specially visit www.dineoutemirates.com.  Remember reading reviews in magazines etc is not enough you need to validate visually.  In www.dineoutemirates.com you can watch and feel the ambience before making a decision.

3. Call the restaurant.  Shortlist two restaurants.  Call them both and try to check if they have the food that you are craving for and ask them if you need to make a reservation.

4. Reserve. After deciding which restaurant to go, ask them to reserve a table for you even when they tell you it’s not required. Who knows maybe President Obama may be there.

5. Money. Hey of course make sure your wallet contains enough money to cover dinner for four (when you are planning for two persons). Why? Because we don’t know other hidden charges there may be. Believe me you don’t want to wash those dirty dishes, right?These are simple things but they will help you plan ahead.

We made it easier for you guys, here in dineoutemirates.com you can check, watch, feel and decide where to go. Bon Appetite!

- Ody -

News Update : “Bad weather for the next few days”
Late March, we presented www.dineoutemirates.com at the Hot Hoteliers networking evening at the Westin Hotel in Dubai.
We went early to set things up as we geared up for our first public presentation of dineoutemirates.com
As the evening got underway we saw some clouds gathering in the sky.
We fervently hoped it would not rain as it was an open air event.
And I was ready to even do a rain dance to prevent the threatening downpour (as our ancestors say ‘do a rain dance to stop the rain’).
The only thing that stopped me was the presence of 200 guests at the venue!
The wind started picking up and soon it was like a charging bull.
Then I felt a few drops of water.
Concerned about our camera and computer equipment I was ready to cancel the presentation.
But George, our producer and MD, was in a battle mode and not willing to give up easily.
Then… we saw lightning streak across the sky.
It reminded me of my mom telling me that “lightning strikes only once.”
So I consoled myself and braced myself to get on with it…

To be continued….
-Ody-