Madurai Konar Restaurant, Karama, Dubai – Iftar Pack

Had tried the food at Madurai Konar restaurant when they had opened newly last year. Quite a good south Tamil Nadu fare…their Karandi Omlette, Lunch Thali, fried fish were all tasty and well cooked. Jigarthanda, Madurai style was quite good.

Just received their Iftar pack on WhatsApp, so thought of sharing it.

Career Portals of the big groups in the UAE – Register your CVs or resumes here!

While job hunting, had registered my resume at some of these groups career websites. Today, a friend had requested me to share some links to the career websites of the big groups in the United Arab Emirates.  I did a quick google scan and could come up with the below links and I thought that it would make a useful blog post (not sure if such a consolidated list already exists – should be there), but sharing whatever I could come across. Will keep updating the list.

Good luck with your job hunt!

GBM Group 


Landmark Group

Apparel Group –

Al Futtaim Group

Eros Group –

Al Habtoor Group


Al Shaya

Juma Al Majid



Emirates Group

Al Tayer Group

Dubai Airports

Tecom Group

Madurai Restaurant, Abu Dhabi Tel: 02 6724257

Had heard about Madurai Restaurant from a friend who used to work in Abu Dhabi.

Passed by it this time when in Abu Dhabi, unfortunately lunch was almost sold out, so couldn’t taste their fare.

It’s a small restaurant located behind Yateem Optician on Hamdan Street.  Heard from my friend that the food was quite good, chettinad and tamil variety – both vegetarian and non-vegetarian.

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Time to rewrite aviation history – 1st Red Bull Flugtag Qatar – 1st November 2013

Red Bull Flugtag returns with a splash in 2013. Fearless men and women around the world will be launching themselves off a series of terrifyingly high platforms in self-constructed flying machines that range from the sensible to the what-on-earth-were-you-thinking?

I know what you will do this summer and the next and the next and the next and…

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How to treat your family to an unforgettable summer break that they’ll want to repeat every year!


This summer treat your family to a memorable vacation at the Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts which is among the most luxurious and innovative resorts in the world, without breaking the bank!

From 10% off their Best Available Rate with a host of value added benefitsrates starting from AED 800 ++ which includes many exclusive complimentary benefits such as complimentary breakfast and plenty more below:

6 “complimentary” reasons that make the Jumeirah Beach Hotel – a different kind of “summer break” experience that cannot be found anywhere else!

  • Complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark (for Dubai hotels only).
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Exclusive private beach access
  • Complimentary access to Kids Club
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and internet
  • Complimentary shuttle buses to local Malls and attractions*

Staying in Dubai or Abu Dhabi has never been so luxurious and different:

Take your pick from some of the best hotels in the UAE…Jumeirah operates 7 hotels in Dubai and Abu Dhabi –

  1. Madinat Jumeirah
  2. Jumeirah Beach Hotel
  3. Jumeirah Emirates Tower
  4. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
  5. Burj Al Arab
  6. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

In Abu Dhabi, you can have a luxurious stay at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

Book online at

Or call:

Dubai 800 JUMEIRAH (800 5863 4724) ** | Saudi Arabia 800 897 1439 | Bahrain 800 00555 | Qatar +971 4 364 7541** | Kuwait +971 4 364 7540**
**IDD rates apply

Price varies from property – prices can be found online. It is 10% off Best Available Rate. Burj Al Arab offers 25% off Best Available Rate.


Rajinikanth: The Definite Biography by Naman Ramachandran – Book signing event, Jashanmal Store, Mall of the Emirates, 2 Feb 2013, 6.30pm to 8pm

Received this is in my email just now from Jashanmal book store:


Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

Everyone is cordially invited to witness and be a part of the Book Signing event at the Jashanmal Bookstore in the Mall of the Emirates this coming Saturday, the 02nd of February 2013 from  6.30pm to 8.00pm.

Further details are as follows, and For more information of the book please visit our website:

Click on below image to view full size invitation:


Chennai Biriyani, Deira, Dubai – 04 239 4884, 050 678 7170

During a visit to a relative’s house in Sharjah, was treated to Chennai Biriyani. Being a flavoured rice lover, my taste buds loved it! Learnt that Chennai Biriyani had a restaurant in Dubai…so googled them and found their menu cards featured on…cool! has implemented a scanned restaurant menu cards database on a large scale, what I similarly had tried on a small scale in 2006 on, and recently here on (screen shot from their website).

Do visit them to access a comprehensive database of scanned restaurant menus in Dubai.