Samantha Wood Dubai

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Samantha Wood is a Greek-Cypriot-British, based out of Dubai for the last 17 years, but never happy to sit still she is always searching for a new quality dining experience in the UAE and on her travels. Anyone who has eaten with her, knows how fussy she is, so prepare yourselves for a culinary odyssey. Dubai has approximately 10,000 eateries of which 3,000 are licensed establishments serving booze. That’s a staggering amount for a population of just over two million, remembering that probably only about a quarter have the disposable income to eat out well. So with Dubai’s burgeoning dining scene fuelled by a primarily expat population, and a real gap in the market for a website dedicated to impartial, intelligent restaurant reviews. Samantha's FooDiva brings you her very own critique on where to dine, what to eat, and in some cases where to buy it.


La Petite Maison

The home of Cuisine Nicoise, whose origins lie in old Genoese cooking, is the old town of Nice where French Mediterranean cuisine has blended and evolved with the influences of Ligurian Italy across the border.


Mythos Kouzina & Grill is bringing authentic Greek food to the table. The simple, yet appetizing menu is a compilation of traditional Greek recipes and dishes.


Bu'Tair is a local gem in Dubai, a non-descript fish restaurant on the beach with what might be the best fish in town: Click the photo to see a short video on this unique place.