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Dr. Spencer Striker, Digital Media Professor at the American University in Dubai, (now at Northwestern University in Qatar), has launched a podcast called Dubai Wave, produced by he and a talented team of students, in a course called Online Media Production. Bringing listeners around the world interviews with fascinating personalities from Dubai and the greater Middle East.

April 4, 2017

Ep 6: Dubai Foodies - FoodeMag dxb & KeepEATreal

For episode 6 of the Dubai Wave Podcast, we are thrilled to present a conversation on a beloved topic: Dubai food! It was our great pleasure to host four of Dubai's most knowledgable food experts: Editor & Business Head, Debbie Rogers, and Co-Founder & Creative Head, Ashita, from FoodeMag dxb online magazine, as well as Maria Abi Hanna and Nadine Tayyara, Clinical Dietitians, Consultants, founders and editors of KeepEatReal. Our Dubai food scene expert guests take us on a tour of many of Dubai's best and most interesting eateries, including:

Bu Qtair (near burj al arab) - ig: @buqtair
Ravi’s -
Jones the Grocer -
Comptoir 102 - ig: @comptoir102
La Taqueria - ig: @lataqueria_dxb

Seafood & Sushi
Salmontini -‎ - ig: @salmontinidubai
Mizu - - ig:   @mizu_dubai
Mori Sushi -  - ig: @morisushiuae
Sumo - ig: sumosudhibento -‎

Produced by Dr. Spencer Striker, Digital Media Professor at the American University in Dubai, the show is created with the help of a talented student production team at AUD.


About our Episode 6 Dubai Food Scene Expert Guests:
Maria: having graduated from the American University of Beirut, with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, Maria moved to the United Arab Emirates to pursue her career in nutrition working in different areas from individual counseling to community work, as well as a full-time role in the food service industry. Maria is a certified Eating Disorder specialist, where she counsels and helps many individuals suffering from anorexia, bulimia and other related eating disorders.

Nadine: born and raised in the UAE, Nadine is a graduate of Canada’s McGill University where she attained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutritional Science. Nadine moved back home to the United Arab Emirates to build on her career in nutritional services, from one-on-one nutrition counseling and personalized dietary plans to community work as well as foodservice projects. She is a certified NLP Master Coach, as well as a NLP, Time Line Therapy™ and Hypnotherapist Master Practitioner; thus complementing her passion for creating a positive life and enhancing one’s well being by nourishing one’s mind, body & soul!

Debbie: an ex-HR Director who has worked on complex mergers and acquisitions as well as being listed as one of Dubai’s top food bloggers by The National and with 30,000+ followers on social media, Debbie comes with tons of commercial experience which includes organisational, technical and project management skills. These are some of the ingredients that she infuses into FoodeMag dxb, so that the right-brain inclined editorial team is on track!

Ishita: is obsessed with street food and learning about culinary cultures across the world. She aspires to travel the world with her family – husband and two daughters – the Z-Sisters.Ishita is also the author of IshitaUnblogged, a popular culinary travel blog featuring Dubai & the world beyond. Described as one of the ‘Middle Eastern Food Blogs To Check Out’ in Fine Dining Lovers and featured in BBC Travel Show UK and the Travel Show in Dubai Eye 103.8 FM, the blog pens down ‘experiences’.

About the Dubai Wave Podcast
The concept with Dubai Wave is to look at big picture Dubai. Each episode will focus on a unique topic, such as Dubai Fitness; Dubai Social Media; Dubai Food Scene; Dubai Music, etc., with the goal to illuminate a 360-degree viewpoint of all the exciting things happening here, the gem of the Middle East. The impressive guest list to date includes the founders of two of Dubai’s most popular food blogs (Dubai Foodie Scene); the founder of Dubai’s most influential MMA gym, Tam Khan (Dubai MMA); successful entrepreneur, Anas Bukhash (Dubai Entrepreneurship); the editor of What’s On Dubai, Laura Coughlin (Dubai Magazines); the host of Virgin Radio, Brent Black, (Dubai Radio). Previously, Dr. Striker, with help from talented Digital Media and MBRSC students, launched a successful podcast called Digital Media & Tech in Dubai, focused on the Dubai tech industry, with eight episodes to date, featuring some of Dubai’s most exciting digital thought leaders.  

Hosted by:
Spencer Striker, PhD, Digital Media professor at the American University in Dubai
& Dalia Sleiman, AUD journalism student

Special Guests:
Debbie Rogers, Co-Founder & Creative Head
Ishita B Saha, Co-Founder, Editor & Creative Head
Maria Abi Hanna, Nutrition Consultant, Clinical Dietitian
Nadine Tayyara, Nutrition Consultant, Clinical Dietitian

Produced by Dalia Sleiman
Edited by Lujain Mahmoud
Crewed by Dana Marai
Audio engineering by AUD Digital Media’s own Anil Mathew James
Special thanks to Reina Dib and Joy Semaan of the AUD Marcom Team

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