Beachroad Magazine meet up with Kite Beach's newest restauranteurs Miriam aka 'Mimi' and Sabrina the Co-owners of Dutchies, we loved the cool branding and colour scheme and the eye for detail at their Kite beach based venue.
Mimi was born and raised in Amsterdam, with Moroccan roots and Sabrina was born and raised in Amsterdam, with Algerian roots. when not working at Dutchies they like to eat dinner at Hum Yum on Jumeirah Beach Road who serve traditional Emarati food with a twist. Kif Kif serves great Moroccan street food, Steak at Nusr-Et at The Four Seasons and Coya for Peruvian food and cocktails. Box Park and Citywalk are also great with their mix of Cafe's and restaurants and Shopping is great at the cute Mercato Mall. And for a chilled day we love Cove Beach at the recently opened Nikki Beach in Jumeirah 1.
NAME? // Miriam Gouzine // Sabrina Mesbahi.
YOUR FIRST JOB? // Miriam // Sales at a bag store. Sabrina // Sales at a clothing store.
YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION // Co founders and Co owners of Dutchies.
YOUR GREATEST LOVE? // Miriam & Sabrina // Travelling.
YOUR GREATEST FEAR? // Miriam // Bungee Jump. Sabrina // Roller Coasters.
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND WHY? // Miriam & Sabrina // Our mothers because they are amazing and the best mothers in the world in every way.
WHAT IS THE LAST GIFT YOU GAVE SOMEONE? // Miriam & Sabrina // Perfume.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE CHILDREN? // Miriam // Always stay positive and ignore negative. Sabrina // Don't let anyone put you down and always believe in yourself.
YOUR WORST TRAIT? // Miriam // Sometimes to direct (verbally). Sabrina // Always wanting to be honest.
THE WORST TRAIT IN OTHERS THAT GETS YOU MAD? // Miriam // People don't take me seriously. Sabrina // Liars.
WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE? // Miriam // Cameron Diaz. Sabrina // Angelina Jolie.
FAVOURITE MUSIC // Miriam & Sabrina // All kinds of music like Arabic, R&B, house, Turkish etc.
LAST BOOK YOU BOUGHT? // Miriam // The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. Sabrina // De gelukkige huisvrouw by Heleen van Royen.
FAVOURITE BOOK // Miriam & Sabrina // The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
WHAT INSPIRES YOU? // Miriam // Independent women. Sabrina // Success stories.
FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // Miriam // Marrakech. Sabrina // Marrakech and Istanbul.
HOW DO YOU RELAX? // Miriam // Listening music and visit a spa. Sabrina // Spa visit and boxing.
ARE YOU SPORTY? // Miriam // Not really. Sabrina // Yes, but don't have a lot of time any more to work out.
BEACH OR DESERT? // Miriam & Sabrina // Beach.
URBAN OR RURAL? // Miriam & Sabrina // Urban.
CATS OR DOGS? // Miriam & Sabrina // Dogs.
COFFEE OR TEA? // Miriam & Sabrina // Coffee.
WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH? // Miriam // People with humour and sarcasm. Sabrina // People with positive energy and humour.
WHATS MAKES YOU CRY? // Miriam // Sad stories. Sabrina //Poverty involving children.
YOUR MESSAGE? // Miriam & Sabrina // Never give up on your dreams and keep smiling!