JDEED asked Gemma Louise Deeks, fashion editor and stylist in Dubai to give us her best addresses around the UAE’s busiest town. From where to eat the best vegan dessert to knowing how Kylie Jenner’s daughter arrived on the Harper’s Bazaar Arabia shoot, Gemma shared it all…
By Cynthia Jreige
I moved to Dubai at 21, fresh out of university! I got an internship at Grazia Middle East, and ended up building my career here in Dubai.
Bounty Beets has an amazing new vegan menu, comprising of 7 main courses and 4 desserts. It’s a great spot for a relaxing dinner.
My ideal day is relaxing at Summersalt beach club, at Jumeirah Al Naseem. It’s such a perfect spot, and feels like you are in the Maldives. My favourite nights in Dubai are spontaneous ones that you didn’t expect and end up being the most fun and getting home at 4am!
I love upcoming contemporary brands like Ganni, Staud, ByFar and Nanushka.
Kylie Jenner’s baby Stormi, turning up to the Bazaar Arabia cover shoot in a Rolls Royce!
Favourite Dubai brunch: I don’t go to brunch! But I loved Coya’s brunch when I went.
Favourite Dubai café: Comptoir 102
Favourite Dubai beach: Summersalt
Favourite Dubai based brand: Kristina Fidelskaya and Bouguessa
Favourite Dubai dinner spot: The Maine Social Bar and Grill
Favourite Dubai hotel: Jumeirah Al Naseem
Favourite Dubai mall: Dubai Mall, it has everything you could want!
Favourite beauty lounge: NBar, for the best mani pedis!
Favourite Dubai avo toast: Common Grounds
Favourite destination out of Dubai: LA
Continue leading a healthy lifestyle and focusing on being the best version of myself, personally and professionally. I hope Dubai introduces more plant based restaurants, and that supermarkets start catering for vegans!! Also for people in the Middle East to be more educated on veganism. There is nothing more frustrating than going to a restaurant and the staff not knowing how to cater for you…
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