10 questions for... Two Tone
Moroccan rap artist, Two Tone, is part of Dubai's furniture. He's set on taking the hip hop scene here in the UAE international, and with a huge social media following (over 687,000 Facebook fans at last count) it seems he's doing a pretty good job of achiving his goal. We grabbed the famous MC and asked him to fill out our Dubai questionnaire...
How long have you been in Dubai… and, in ten words or less, how would you sum up your time here?
I’ve been in Dubai since 2008. The best way to sum up my time here? I’m living the perfect, dream life in Dubai.
What’s your favourite restaurant… and favourite dish?
At the moment, my favourite restaurant in Dubai has got to be Cavalli Café at The Beach Complex on JBR. My favourite dish there is definitely the Grilled Branzino – you’ve got to try it, it’s amazing.
Which takeaway do you have on speed dial?
Without a doubt, Burger Fuel. (It’s #3 on my speed dial)
Thursday night means…
Most people think that I’m always out partying but I like to gear up for the weekend slowly so I normally spend a Thursday night eating out with friends and family at a really nice restaurants or munching on Nachos. Sometimes watching the latest movie in the Platinum Suites.
Friday afternoon means…
My favourite past-time in Dubai entails me either chilling on the beach at JBR, or on a yacht with friends, followed by a late lunch somewhere in the Marina.
Guests have flown in to see you for a weekend and they’ve never been here before. What three things do you do?
Firstly, they have got to experience a yacht party with the Dubai skyline in the background, followed by a trip to the Dubai Mall for some retail therapy and a quick look at the fountains, finished off with an incredible meal at Zuma. Done.
Where do you go to get a taste of home?
Almaz by Momo is my favourite Moroccan restaurant in Dubai and while there’s a branch at MOE, they’ve recently opened on JBR and that is my go-to for some home-style cooking.
What one thing could they introduce to Dubai that would immeasurably improve the quality of your life?
I think healthier restaurant options would make a big difference as I’m always on the go and having a home cooked meal is rare. Healthy options are on the rise though, with the likes of Comptoir 102 and the Balance Café but I’d love even more choice.
If you had to spend AED100,000 in a single Dubai shop, which one would you choose and what would you buy?|
I would blow it all in an hour on shoes and clothes at Harvey Nichols.
What do you do in Dubai that you never do anywhere else in the world?
I love going to the desert and having a traditional dinner and overnight camping trip with friends. It’s so unique to this country and I really love it.