About Me


I’m Tala Soubra and Fork It Over Dubai is my pride and joy. It is my portal to express everything I am passionate about. Food, restaurants, recipes and photography.

Beyond the joy of tasting something delightful, why do I love everything food related so much? Because it brings people together. Whether it’s for breakfast or dinner, a connection is made. People talk, laugh, smile and enjoy the moment.

Contrary to everything I’m passionate about, my day time job, aka the job that pays my bills, is corporate banking. My brain lies in the financial world while my heart is in the food world – schizophrenic I know.

Other than maintaining my food experience blog, some of my ultimate goals are to write several cook books (started on my first) and open a bakery.

Big Thanks

No matter what happens with Fork It Over Dubai, I will always remember how it started and most importantly who helped me get it started. I’d like to thank: Wael for pushing me to start my blog and for his continuous encouragement and support. Serene for helping me actually get started. Taimoor, Issa and Tarek (Munchkin) for being my number one advertisers in Dubai. Hiba for always telling me how proud she is of me and accompanying me on my food reviews. My family who endlessly supports me. And finally a big thanks to you, for taking time out of your busy lives to stop by Fork It Over Dubai.

Big Thanks to all, I will eternally be grateful!

Talk To Me

If you have any questions or comments please email me or leave a comment. I would love to hear from you.



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    1. Bonjour Tala,

      Greetings from Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche hotel!

      If you will be in Abu Dhabi, let us know, will be glad to invite you for lunch or coffee.

      Wish you a great weekend and look forward meeting you soon.

      Kind regards,


    2. Hi Tala, I have enjoyed reading some of the blogs and noticed specifically about Shogun. I was just wondering have you tried any of the restaurants at Asiana Hotel.

      Please check out the website if you can and the dining options – http://www.asianahoteldubai.com/en/restaurant/sonamu.php

      We would love you to come and visit. I can also send you different recipes etc.

      Please email me at cahal@asianahoteldubai.com for further details.



    3. Sam

      Hey Tala,

      Great to meet you yesterday, despite my advanced state of inebriation (blaming Will). This blog is fantastic and you have a great eye for photos – keep it up! You must come to my next dinner.


    4. Aaron

      Dear Tala,

      This is Aaron from Global Media Insight.

      We are an interactive agency that builds brands, businesses and products on the digital sphere.

      Having come across your blog, we would like to have you on board with us as an official blogger on a regular basis for a project that is poised to set a new benchmark in the Middle Eastern region.

      Should you be interested in exploring this opportunity, please do get in touch with us and we shall contact you shortly.

      Looking forward to hearing back from you soon.

      Best Regards,


    5. TJ

      You need to start a cooking show! Martha Stewart of the Middle East!

    6. Hi Tala ,

      It’s a wonderful website and I am very exited and thrilled to discover it ,

      Just one question and I am looking forward for an answer , from where you source out your products ?

      It’s verry obvious that you are a passionate person and no doubt creative and that’s a perfect recipee to make wonders !!

      Best of luck

    7. Lina Maatouk

      Hi Tala,
      Very well done ! I loved your creative blog. It is not only about yummy food recipes but also about sharing your personal passion and views with us through food, a medium that actually connects many people daily whether at a family dining table or a business lunch / dinner or a gathering of friends..
      Big hugs



    9. Hi Tala – honest confession – your Fatoush is the first post that I am reading. But loved the photographs and the way you have conjured up the recipe – I loved it so much. I so agree that Food is so important ‘Because it brings people together. Whether it’s for breakfast or dinner, a connection is made’. Yes, a connection is made. Good Wishes:)

      • Fork It Over Dubai

        I’m really enjoying your confessions through my blog :)

        Bringing people together is one of the most important characteristics that I love about food.

        And I’m glad I made a connection with you!

        Thank you