My favourite supermarket in Abu Dhabi is Mawasim, located in the Mushrif area. I have been a huge fan from the beginning and they are slowly getting more and more products. For everyone who loves organic fruits and vegetables as much as me and is looking for affordable staples this is the right place to go to. I love supporting small local businesses that believe in the same things I do: affordable organic foods, that are good for the planet and for us.
Basiligo is a food delivery service in Abu Dhabi that offers healthy food at affordable prices. All of the dishes are made from scratch with different options for everyone: dairy free, gluten free, low carb, low cholesterol, nut free, paleo, vegan, vegetarian and weqaya. I am especially excited about all their plant-based options. It is possible to place an order that will arrive within 60-90 minutes or to order meals in advance for the week.
Farmbox is a relatively new Dubai-based company that imports fresh fruits and vegetables and delivers them straight to the door step in the U.A.E. With only two organic stores in Abu Dhabi and not a lot of time to go food shopping I am excited for my weekly delivery of fresh fruits.
With the rising issue of obesity in the U.A.E. I am excited about the opening of a new health cafe in the capital. Simple Cafe does not only offer snacks and juices, but also diet consultations and customised meal plans with delivery to Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The best part is that all of it is 100% plant-based, so suitable for vegetarians, vegans and everyone with a lactose-intolerance.
Most people who live in the United Arab Emirates face big issues with their hair within the first months of moving here. The complaints are either about very dry hair or a significant loss of hair. Over the years I have been dealing with hair breaking off, loosing crazy amounts of hair from the root, my hair tangling up making it impossible to brush it, my hair drying out and looking dull. While the reasons may be internally, for me it was the shower water.
I have been trying to eat as much organic food as possible and although it seemed incredibly expensive at first I managed to find some very affordable options. A few places even offer organic fruits and vegetables that are less expensive than buying normal produce in the supermarkets.
Have you ever wondered how food is grown in the middle of the desert? The Organic farm in Al Rahba is a dream come true for everyone who wants to know where their locally grown, organic vegetables come from. The interactive farm is a 45 minute drive away from the city and 15 minutes past Deerfields mall towards Dubai. Visitors can spend an educational day at the farm and harvest their own organic vegetables and herbs every Saturday.
Update: the farm will reopen November 2017 after their summer break.