Ladies Who Lunch!

I finally managed to get a rare day off with the girls, so we decided to go out for lunch and try somewhere new. On a recommendation of a friend we headed out to The Farm, in Al Barari. Once we finally managed to get there (making a few u-turns along the way and with a big help from google maps!) we were greeted by lots of luscious greenery, trees and plants everywhere. The restaurant itself is located pretty much in the middle of the desert, but they’ve planted so much that it looks like you’re in an oasis or on a tropical island somewhere.Β Image

We ordered our food and got very excited at the prospect of sweet potato fries, however the service was extremely slow, so we ended up waiting over 45 minutes for our food to arrive. Once it finally did, it was delicious. We did have to ask for a couple of things and each time it took them a long time to bring it, even though there were a lot of waiters hanging around! On the other hand, when we went to pay our bill, they were there in about 30 seconds!

ImageImageI went for the smoked chicken panini which had avocado, tomato, lettuce and some other stuff inside, with sweet potato fries on the side!Β ImageImageImageImageAfter lunch, feeling rather full, we went for a little stroll around the garden area and of course had to take a few pictures for the blog! πŸ™‚ImageImage

We discovered some small but extremely comfy hammocks and lay in those for a while letting our lunch digest!

ImageAll in all I had a really lovely afternoon catching up with the girls and trying out a new restaurant. It was so nice to be able to sit outside and enjoy the breeze as well!Β 

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7 Comments

  1. vee
    February 12, 2014 / 3:56 pm

    Heyy, I just read your blog and it’s so wonderful! FYI I’m going to the Emirates cabin crew interview this month in Kuala Lumpur and your blog really inspires me since I love traveling :). keep up the good job!

    • February 17, 2014 / 3:54 pm

      Hey, thanks for reading! πŸ™‚ Good luck for the interview, I’m sure I’l see you in Dubai soon πŸ™‚

  2. BarbieTee17
    February 9, 2014 / 2:27 pm

    Hi. I started reading your blog yesterday && managed to catch up on all the posts! I absolutely love it. But anyway,
    I’m doing my last schooling year (12) in SA, I’ve always wanted to do air hostessing in Dubai. But I’ve seen the requirements are 21 + in terms of age for Emirates? Would this mean that d have to wait 3 years or would I be considered even if I’m 18? What is the other airline & is the age requirement the same? As I’m not very keen on doing air hostessing somewhere else.

    Thanks πŸ™‚

    • February 17, 2014 / 3:49 pm

      Hey, thanks for reading, I’m glad you liked it πŸ™‚ So I’m pretty sure that the age requirement is not really negotiable (and it’s the same for all the major Middle Eastern airlines). I applied a few weeks before my 21st birthday so that was fine as I joined when I was already 21. So unfortunately I guess that means you’ll have to wait a couple of years before applying πŸ™

  3. Anonymous
    February 6, 2014 / 11:04 pm

    Beautiful place

  4. February 3, 2014 / 5:34 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try that place – definitely will be now!!

    • February 9, 2014 / 6:59 am

      Yeah I’d recommend it, great atmosphere and food, although the service wasn’t too fast so make sure you have plenty of time! πŸ™‚

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