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    12 restaurants to mostly likely spot someone famous in Dubai

    Lifeby Sarah Joseph4 hours ago VIEW GALLERY/ 12 IMAGESDubai is never short of celebrity hotspots to dine at.While being a popular hotspot for tourists worldwide, these note-worthy eateries in the emirate have also hosted some famous celebrities becoming spots where you’re most likely to bump into a Royal or an A-lister.– For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and InstagramImages: Supplied & Feature Image: Instagram @Gaia @chefizu More

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    7 must-visit hotspots in Dubai to get your creative juices flowing

    Lifeby Sarah Joseph2 hours ago If you’re stuck in the rut of the same routine every morning and need a break to get those creative juices flowing, we’re here to help.From stimulating discussions on though-provoking subjects to art galleries showcasing the world of notable artists, Dubai is never short of venues to feel rejuvenated.Whether you’re an art fanatic or enjoy taking part in various workshops, there’s enough and more to ensure, your skills are used and you can learn from the experts to simply take a break from your phone.So, to revamp your daily routine, here are the editor-approved creative spots to visit with exclusive programmes this month.TODATODA is the UAE’s first 360° hub that strives to enrich the cultural landscape, combining art & technology. From classical masterpieces to various digital shows and wellness sessions, guests can art like never before with its various interpretations. This July, visitors can immerse themselves into the captivating world of traditional Japanese art, where stunning visuals come to life as the untold story of Van Gogh unfolds. To complement the experience, visitors can also partake in different traditional Japanese customs, including tea tasting, Ikebana masterclasses (the art of flower arrangement), and Haiku learning (a form of Japanese poetry). Located at Souk Madinat, Jumeirah, the ticket prices range from Dhs72 to Dhs350.For more information visit toda.aeCinema AkilThe fully-fledged arthouse cinema brings people from all around the world together to enjoy films ranging from classics to regional films. Being the GCC’s first arthouse cinema, it aims to create awareness and interest in film and the cinematic arts. Having opened its first permanent location in Al Quoz, Dubai, this platform showcases directors and filmmakers across the decades. It’s located in Warehouse 68. Ticket prices start at Dhs50 exclusive of VAT and can be purchased online, with movies focused on different themes each month. During the month of July until September 14, 2023, Cinema Akil is proudly showing 10 films of the most “Americanitalian” of all directors, Martin Scorsese. For a snack break, Project Chaiwala serves a variety of teas including their signature and Karak along with other dishes to indulge in during the show.For more information visit cinemaakil.comThe Jam JarIf you want to unleash your inner Picasso, this is the place to visit. By contributing to Dubai’s art scene, The Jam Jar is a community arts space that engages audiences, promotes local artists, and supports the development of Dubai’s art scene through extensive art programmes, community projects and educational initiatives. By building a bridge between arts and education, this multi-functional space offers the region’s first DIY painting studio, which is accessible to people across different ages. It’s open from Monday to Thursday 10am to 7pm, Friday from 2pm to 8pm and Saturday from 10am to 7pm and is located in Unit H74. Canvas’ start at Dhs100 for the small one with supplies such as paintbrushes and paints to ensure visitors can embark on a creative journey as they switch off and paint.For more information visit thejamjardubai.comJameel Arts CentreThis independent institution is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art. Positioned as a new creative destination in the city, and a hub for educational initiatives and cultural events, Jameel Arts Centre includes an open-access research library dedicated to artists and cultural movements of the Arab world, plus project and commissions spaces, a roof-top terrace, writer’s studio, members’ lounge, a chic café known as Teible along with a sculpture park.For more information visit jameelartscenter.orgThe Mud HouseWhether you’re an absolute beginner or a seasoned potter, there’s no end to pottery making at this one-of-a-kind studio. The experienced staff will take visitors through each step from centering and wedging to pulling and trimming for the wheel throwing class and they will guide you through each step of the process, from Pinching and Coiling to Slab Building and Slump Molding for the hand building class. Located in Warehouse No. 2 in Al Quoz Industrial 3, behind Dubai Garden Centre, it’s open from Tuesday 2pm to 8pm, Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 8pm and is closed on Monday. Prices for one single session start at Dhs210 per person.For more information visit mudhousestudio.comPaus; Wellness + CommunityThis quaint wellness space offers a series of stimulation sessions on different thought-provoking topics each month. Known as Matcha Mornings and Chai Chats, guests can engage in conversations with different individuals to expand their understanding on each topic. This month, guests can explore the intriguing topic: ‘Optimist or Realist: Shaping Perspectives on Life’ on July 27, from 8-9pm and delve into the topic: ‘Ignorance is Bliss: Unveiling the Role of Ignorance in Personal Growth’ on on July 30, from 11am to 12pm. Each session is priced at Dhs35 per person and can be booked online along with a complimentary matcha.For more information visit pausdxb.comOo La LaIn the mood for creating your own fragrance? Use the Oo Fragrance Table to select ingredients and build up your own fragrance formula. 1000’s unique olfactory combinations can be crafted. From workshops to collaborations with luxury fashion brands, Oo La Lab hosts several sensorial workshop sessions for people to enjoy with friends, family or even alone. Located in Warehouse 58, it’s open from Wednesday to Sunday 12pm to 7pm. The candle mixology workshops are priced at Dhs400 per person and the fragrance design and mixology group session is priced at Dhs400.For more information visit oola-lab.com– For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and InstagramImages: Supplied & Feature Image: Instagram @_banankaa More

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    9 of the best Indian restaurants to experience in Dubai

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    by Sarah Joseph
    2 hours ago

    From time to time, it’s always good to add a little spice to your cuisine and indulge in an array of exquisite dishes.
    For a fine-dining Indian meal together with your loved ones, there’s no better way to celebrate any occasion than to savour a host of Indian culinary delights in style.
    With no dearth of Indian restaurants in Dubai to cater to everyone’s palate, the world of spice has seen a contemporary twist with its playful interiors and gastronomic culinary journey.
    So, if you’re thinking of where to book during the upcoming weeks, scroll through our guide of editor-approved Indian restaurants to visit.
    Atrangi by Ritu Dalmia

    Lead by well renowned Indian Chef Ritu Dalmia, Atrangi’s culinary offerings shine a spotlight on lesser-known regional Indian delicacies, infusing the vibrant venue with the comforting essence of homemade cooking. With a varied menu that caters to a diverse range of palates, Atrangi offers a personalised solution for those seeking the ultimate culinary experience. To experience the key dishes, Diners can choose between two options for the tasting menu. The five-course tasting menu is priced at Dhs440 or an indulgent seven course experience priced at Dhs640. The seven-course menu is inclusive of a delectable amuse bouche and palate cleanser, heightening the dining experience and allowing each signature plate to create a harmony of flavours with each bite. It’s available from 6pm to 12am and is located in the prestigious Jumeirah Al Qasr Hotel.
    For more information visit atrangidubai.com
    Trésind

    With a modernist take on the Indian cuisine, Trèsind has been serving fine-dining Indian cuisine and is known for its exceptionally innovative culinary offerings. With Executive Chef Mohammed Zeeshan at the helm, Tresind now offers a Premium Chef’s Tasting Menu for its patrons to offer an unparalleled dining experience. Guests can experience a variety of dishes such as Cannoli Samosa with Tomato Chutney, Asparagus Salad, Truffle Mushroom Consommé and more. The price starts at Dhs550 for both the Veg and Non-Veg menu, and is available throughout the week during dinner hours this tasting menu includes Amuse Bouche, Chaat, a selection of starters, palate cleanser, a selection of main courses and desserts. Diners can end their meal with desserts such as Black Forest Mithai Tart and Paan Cotton Candy. Located at the Arabian Court at One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai Marina, it’s open from 12pm to 4pm and 7pm to 11pm.
    For more information visit tresind.com
    Aamara

    If you’re looking for a unique dining experience inspired by the ancient Silk Route, check out Aamara at the VOCO Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road. Here to dazzle your palate during the Festival of Lights with an exclusive 10-course Diwali tasting menu priced at Dhs(all inclusive) per person. The dishes include rustic onion focaccia served with zaatar pesto hummus, delicate butterfly prawns accompanied by mohmara chutney and more which is available until November 16, 2023. Aamara has curated a menu that celebrates the diversity of flavors and techniques shared along this historic route. Guests can look forward to a moody interior with a modern, contemporary finish, a Mediterranean and Indian-inspired menu, and a captivating cultural fiesta.
    For more information visit aamara.ae  
    Masti

    After shifting to a new location, Masti is all set to welcome guests to its restaurant situated at the Dubai Edition. Listed in the first Michelin Guide this restaurant brings a bold 360-degree experiential offering of innovative food, experimental beverages and unmatched hospitality. Masti remains emboldened and unafraid to be different. The new location will take risks and deliver a buzzing dining scene, with a sprinkling of Masti spice at The Dubai Edition. Befitting of the restaurant’s legendary reputation, the iconic Dubai Edition Hotel, optimally positioned on Fountain Street, Downtown will prove a stellar destination from which the restaurant can shine from. The restaurant is open from Sunday to Thursday from 12:30pm to 1am and 12:30pm to 2am.
    For more information visit mastidubai.com
    Indego by Vineet

    Known for its experimental take on Indian cuisine and craft cocktails, the restaurant was opened by the first Indian Michelin chef who has curated an eccentric menu with fine-dining presentation. With brightly decorated interiors in an intimate setting, where the sharing-style menu features street food-inspired dishes prepared on a griddle, clay oven, grill and stew pot. Located in Grosvenor House, it’s open from Monday to Friday 7pm to 12am and Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm and 7pm to 12am.
    Rang Mahal

    This restaurant brings an elevated touch to Dubai’s dining scene with innovative and creative Indian cuisine in an upscale setting. In celebration of Diwali, the upscale Indian restaurant will launch a masterfully crafted 9-course set menu on November 12, 2023 that offers diners a taste of the vibrant colours of India. The menu thereafter will be available daily. The culinary team have put together a carefully curated offering specifically for the festival of lights, featuring a special multi-course dinner with an optional beverage pairing, fitting for the Diwali celebrations. The 9-course set menu features a selection of popular favorites from Rang Mahal, with each dish designed to transport diners through the myriad of flavours of the Indian sub-continent. Located within the iconic JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, the menu is priced at Dhs375 for a 9-course set menu and Dhs495 for a menu with a beverage.
    For more information visit mariott.com
    The Crossing

    To celebrate the annual festival of lights, The Crossing at H Hotel is offering a special menu until November 12, 2023. Michelin-acclaimed Chef Jitin Joshi has crafted a set menu featuring their signature dishes like Patti Chaat (reimagined using tempura shiso leaves, chickpea chaat, creamy yoghurt, and tangy chutneys) and Chicken Makhan Malai (tandoor chicken with mint labneh and pickled onion) plus some exclusive Diwali specials. From lunches with colleagues to grand 20-course feasts, they have something for everyone. With options starting from Dhs175 per person to all tastes. For a grand and luxurious celebration, guests can also book an exclusive, customisable experience with the Chef and Sommelier for only Dhs450 per person.
    For more information visit crossingtherestaurant.com 
    Little Miss India

    Visitors are immersed in a unique full entertainment experience as they are invited on a culinary tour of India with our glamorous globetrotter and fictional character. Guests can enjoy a myriad of dishes such as Dal Bati Churma, Jodhpuri Gatte with gram flour dumplings and even traditional Rajasthani sweets with age-old recipes. The restaurant is open from Monday to Thursday 6pm until 11pm and Friday to Sunday 2pm until 11pm and is located at Fairmont The Palm.
    For more information visit Fairmont.com
    The Cinnamon Club

    This colourful haven Dubai redefines modern Indian cooking, leading the charge with a stunning new menu of contemporary Indian cuisine created by Chef Vivek Singh and Head Chef Kamini Jha, which combines some of the Cinnamon Legends from the highly successful Cinnamon Collection in London, including the original Cinnamon Bazaar and Cinnamon Kitchen dishes, with a number of thrilling promotions making their way to the venue. From Chaat to chai, each dish is carefully prepared for guests to savour. Located in Park Hyatt, it’s open daily from 6:30pm to 11:30pm and is closed on Monday.
    For more information visit hyattrestaurants.com
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    20 aesthetic coffee spots to visit in Dubai ASAP

    If there’s one thing Dubai isn’t short of, it’s all the cafés that allow one to unwind in.
    From getting your daily caffeine fix to embracing a café with minimal interiors, there are plenty of options that offer both.
    For adding to your list of must-visit cafés, Emirates Woman has curated a guide of where all you need to go next.
    The Grey

    This bespoke coffee haven is the newest epicentre for creative freedom, where a subtle yet charming aura is felt throughout the space. From luxe coffees to a relaxing meeting place, for different cultures, minds and communities to unite, The Grey is definitely a must-visit here in Dubai. Located on Al Wasl Road, it’s open daily from 8am to 11pm.
    For more information visit the-grey.co
    Heal

    This minimal café situated in the heart of Dubai concentrates on keeping it clean with its refreshing interiors and neutral tones. Designed with sleek furniture, this café is the next Instagrammable spot to be at. With a refreshing design and an impressive menu, this luxe spot is a world away from the everyday. It’s open daily from 7am to 11pm and is located in Umm Suqeim on 30 Al Manara Rd.
    Drop

    This speciality Dubai-based café has revolutionised the coffee experience in the emirate, with its team of experts who use nine different brewing techniques while delivering a unique experience to all its visitors. Drop Dubai is open from 10am to 11pm, with one of its locations being on Dar Wasl Mall, Al Wasl, entrance 3, shop 72.
    For more information visit dropdubai.ae
    Alchemy

    With a minimal mindset approach, Alchemy came about with a passion for coffee spurred from ethical single farms where it’s roasted to perfection to enjoy it will all your loved ones in the heart of Dubai. For a redefined coffee experience, visit Alchemy which is open on weekdays from 8am to 10pm and on weekends from 8am to 11pm.
    For more information visit alchemydubai.com
    PARKA

    Escape the ordinary with this minimalist coffee shop, that offers a calming ambience to help you refuel for the day. With simple interiors and delicious coffee, ranging from hot to cold brews with alternative milk preferences, guests are sure to enjoy this refreshing space in Dubai. Complimenting the coffee is a range of decadent pastries, muffins, tarts and croissants to ensure you relax, snack and unwind with your loved ones. Located in Town Square, it’s open daily from 7:30am to 11pm.
    Café Otaku

    Offering authentic Japanese cuisine in the heart of Dubai Design District, Otaku embodied the philosophy of home throughout its layout. From a welcoming entrance to modern aesthetics, the café celebrates the minimal elements throughout the experience. Known for their speciality coffee and delicious Japanese pancakes, the café reflects the overarching simplicity of Japanese design. It’s open from Monday to Thursday 8am to 10:30pm and Friday to Sunday 8am to 11:30pm.
    Comptoir 102

    This award-winning ethical concept is tucked away on Jumeirah road offering conscious choices with ingredients sourced from local organic farms, serving delicious food while promoting sustainability. From homemade nut milk to its famous smoothies, there’s enough and more for everyone who visits. This eatery is open daily from 8am to 10pm.
    For more information visit comptoir102.com
    Tom & Serg

    The Melbournian-inspired café has become the city’s favourite not-so-hidden gems with good food, great coffee and excellent vibes while also transforming this warehouse space into a cultural delight to include start-up galleries, food concepts and coffee roasters. Serving plenty of vegetarian and vegan-friendly options, the menu caters to a dynamic palate with fresh ingredients. It’s located in Al Quoz and is open from Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday to Sunday 8am to 6pm.
    Brunch & Cake

    With a fresh needed space added to Dubai’s dining scene, this unique spot offers a wide range of spectacular dishes in a chic relaxed setting with delicious Instagrammable breakfast staples. There are three locations in Dubai at Jumeirah Islands, The Pointe and Wasl 51, ensuring each visit is a memorable one.
    For more information visit brunchandcake.com
    Cassette

    This homegrown gem is a modern Parisian bistro celebrating food, music, art and design with dishes that evoke subtle hints of French familiarity in their flavours with a wide range of diners and tastes. Located at The Courtyard in Al Quoz, this getaway has the very best curated content in food making it an ideal breakfast spot while you get your creative juices flowing. From food, coffee, inspiration work or a catchup with friends, you’re sure to feel inspired every time you visit. It’s open daily from 8am to 6pm.
    For more information visit cassette.ae
    The Hamptons Café

    Inspired by the distinctive charm of New York, this boutique café is nestled in some of the most popular locations in Dubai and is famous for its flavourful and picturesque breakfast spreads with a combination of light and hearty meals, while offering reinterpreted classics. The all-day breakfast menu has been curated to stay true to the Hamptonian tradition of hearty and simple to ensure freshness. It’s located in JBR, Islands and Arabian Ranches.
    For more information visit hamptonsdubai.com
    Nightjar Coffee

    Located in the heart of Alserkal Avenue, Nightjar is known for its delicious coffee options and extensive range of creative cold brew teas. With nitro-infused formulas, Nightjar has become an artisanal coffee roasting platform with cold brew production. Known for sourcing their coffee beans from ethical sites, it allows them to meet the farmers, ensuring a seamless process from a great coffee bean to roast. The eatery is open daily from 10am to 9pm and is located in Unit G62.
    For more information visit nightjar.coffee/shop/
    The Lighthouse

    This restaurant and concept store sits at the intersection of food, creativity and design. With a menu focusing on Mediterranean-inspired delights, guests can choose from a myriad of dishes prepared with fresh seasonal produce. By incorporating the principles of fresh eating, each dish is prepared with nothing but the best ingredients. Adding to the venue’s charm is a minimal shop that boasts a handpicked selection of gifting merchandise including glassware, travel and lifestyle accessories by a pool of unique designers. Located in building 6 of Dubai Design District, Mall of the Emirates and Nakheel Mall at The Palm, it’s open from Saturday to Wednesday 8am to 10pm and Thursday and Friday 8am to 11pm.
    For more information visit thelighthouse.ae
    Friends Avenue Café

    With a fresh blend of all your favourites including Açai bowls, gourmet burgers, a breakfast-style menu and healthy smoothies, Friends Avenue Café lets you enjoy your food completely guilt-free. Aimed to provide food that reminds you of home, this concept launched in 2015 and has been a hit ever since. Located in Fortune Executive Tower, Cluster T and Motor City, it’s open daily from 7am onwards.
    For more information visit friendsavenue.ae
    Common Grounds

    This relaxed epicurean escape serves an array of wholesome dishes with ingredients that are beautifully sourced packed with goodness. Located at balcony level 2, building 5, DIFC, JBR, Mall of the Emirates, JLT and soon to open in Dubai Hills and Nakheel Mall, making it the perfect neighbourhood space with warm wooden finishes. It’s open from 8am onwards until different timings at each location.
    For more information visit commongroundsdubai.com
    Amongst Few

    This Dubai-based space echoes minimal hues and textures with both an outdoor area for relaxing and an indoor for working from. By using simple materials such as natural wood, steel counters and lots of plants, this café also serves organic fair-trade coffee and fresh seasonal dishes to match the standards. With refreshing raw finishes, one can’t help but notice how seamlessly the café blends with a creative space. Located in Villa 3 on Al Wasl Road, Palm Strip and Jumeirah Beach Road, it’s open daily from 9am to 7pm.
    For more information visit amongstfewcafe.com
    Society

    This aesthetic café is known for its visually appealing textures and Instagram-worthy dishes. From delicious coffees to appetizing dishes, this bespoke haven is surely one visit. The dishes vary from their mouth-watering shibuya toast to a honey cake with several layers of perfection. It’s open daily from 8am to 11pm for all-day dining and breakfast until 3pm and is located in Jumeirah 1.
    Myocum

    Located in Dar Wasl Mall, this cafe brings the essence of Australian coffee and cuisine to Dubai. Their coffee is some of the best you’ll find in the UAE and hero dishes include the Halloumi Hash Burger and Casuarina Toast. As a result of the friendship between coffee and great food, Myocum was born. It’s open from Sunday to Thursday 7am to 11pm and Friday and Saturday 7am to 12am.
    For more information visit myocumdubai.com
    Cafe Villa515

    This social spot has a workspace, food and coffee moments all combined into one place. With sophisticated interiors and tranquil space, this venue is definitely one to add to your list for a catchup with your friends or family. The timings are from 8am to 10pm and It’s located in Villa 515, Jumeirah Beach Road.
    L’Occitane Café

    Bringing together a fusion of delicious flavours with something to delight all taste buds, while serving the classic breakfast staples in Dubai and transporting you to the South of France with a multi-sensory journey. It’s located at Citywalk and is open on weekdays from 9am to 11am and on weekends from 9am to 12am.
    For more information with ae.loccitane.com
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    Want to get your driving license? Here’s the VIP packages to book in the UAE

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    by Sarah Joseph
    3 hours ago

    You can now get your driver’s license in some seriously high-end cars in the UAE.
    From a G-Wagen to a Tesla, these luxury cars ensure a seamless booking with the added advantage of booking classes via WhatsApp.
    Overall, Students have a guarantee that they will get their license in as little as one week, with pick up and dropped off at home by the driving school and have access to a VIP lounge and realistic driving simulators.
    With long hours at work or multitasking with numerous items on your to-do list, booking a VIP experience can make the task a whole lot easier without any added hassle.
    So, to avoid the procrastination, swipe through our guide of schools in the UAE offering the best services to ensure flexibility in your daily schedule.

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    National Matcha Day: 7 spots to visit in Dubai for our favourite matcha desserts

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    by Sarah Joseph
    2 hours ago

    As a healthier alternative to your caffeine intake, Matcha has increased in popularity over the years. As May 2, 2024 celebrates National Matcha Day, we look at some of the most delectable desserts to try in Dubai this year.
    With various cafés in Dubai bringing on a new take to Matcha in the form of new desserts, there’s a plethora of hotspots to visit with Japan’s most loved
    This delectable incarnation in cakes and other sweet tooth variables has been seen throughout the Emirate as the ingredient continues to rise in fame.
    So if you’re on the lookout for an experimental take on matcha, Emirates Woman has curated a guide to all the must-visit spots in Dubai.
    NETTE

    Situated in the heart of Dubai’s premium boutique padel club, this urban sanctuary brings the perfect blend of Japanese with Parisian. Surrounded by a padel court and yoga studio, this culinary space is a home for must-try wellness activities. With a wholesome menu, the café serves both iced and hot matcha with an array of alternative milk choices to choose from. Their vegan Matcha and Chocolate éclair is a must-try for your matcha cravings. The quaint café is located inside MATCHA Club, Al Quoz.
    Megumi Matcha

    As Dubai’s first matcha specialty shop, this woman-owned and operated café works as a farm-to-packaging concept. For all the macaron lovers, this Korean-style macaron comes with Black sesame matcha flavour with an irresistible taste. Run by women, guests can also delve into the history of the Japanese tea ceremony. Megumi hosts a matcha workshop at Vanilla Sukkar – a local mother-and-daughter-owned gem in Jumeirah.
    For more information visit megumimatcha.com
    The Kakao Guy

    Satisfy your sweet tooth with their luscious Matcha Nama Chocolate. Made with premium quality ingredients, this indulgent treat is a fusion of rich, creamy chocolate and earthy matcha flavors that will tantalise your taste buds. Known for their freshly bakes cakes and desserts this Nama chocolate with customers craving for more and can now be delivered straight to your doorstep.
    For more information visit thekakaoguy.com
    Yamanote Atelier

    At this artisanal Japanese bakery and café concept guests can expect a wide variety of savoury and sweet dishes. Inspired by Japanese minimalist and pastel colours, this venue comes with a modern quirky edge. Reminiscent of the cafés Japanese culture, the pieces are baked fresh with authentic ingredients. For the matcha lover, the newly introduced matcha-flavoured dessert, Ya Baum is the perfect treat. Guests can visit the brand’s several locations across Dubai including Mirdif Hills, Dubai Frame, Al Seef Village Mall, Motor City, Al Ferdous Dubai and The Dubai Mall.
    For more information visit yamanoteatelier.com
    Bageri Form

    Inspired by Scandinavian design, this artisanal café was elevating bakery classics and serving dishes with the freshest of ingredients. With Nordic-infused interiors, the bakery also serves freshly sourced matcha in minimal cups for a rejuvenating start to the day. With an aesthetic presentation, this place is beyond Instagrammable-worthy. For all the matcha fans, the restaurant has recently added the matcha tartine with matcha butter and biscuit crumb. It’s located in Dubai Design District, Building 4.
    For more information visit bageriform.com
    Soo Matcha

    As UAE’s all Matcha-inspired café, visitors are sure to have the whole matcha experience. After first launching in early 2020, this hotspot comes with all things matcha. By experimenting with different flavours and constantly tailoring their menu, the brand even has its own matcha-flavoured ice cream that’s irresistible and must-try.
    For more information visit soomatcha.com
    More Matcha

    Located in DIFC, this new hotspot will have matcha lovers hooked, as it cater to all their craving. Besides the regular matcha drink and coffee, you can also enjoy matcha éclairs, donuts or soft serve. The decor and the aesthetic completely elevates the vibe of the place in a complementary pastel green palette, giving it a fresh facelift.
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    National Matcha Day: 7 of the best Dubai cafés for a matcha-needed break

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    by Sarah Joseph
    2 hours ago

    Obsessed with matcha? Us too. As tomorrow, May 2, 2024 is celebrated as National Matcha Day and to celebrate the occasion, let us look at some of the best Matcha spots in Dubai.
    Known for its host of health benefits, matcha is best for both its energising and detoxifying properties.
    So, if you’re looking to skip coffees and adapt to a natural source of caffeine, Dubai offers an array of chlorophyll-infused beverages that we simply can’t resist.
    NETTE

    Situated in the heart of Dubai’s premium boutique padel club, this urban sanctuary brings the perfect blend of Japanese with Parisian. Surrounded by a padel court and yoga studio, this culinary space is a home for must-try wellness activities. With a wholesome menu, the café serves both iced and hot matcha with an array of alternative milk choices to choose from.
    Nette, Inside MATCHA Club, Al Quoz. Open daily 8am to 10pm. matcha-club.ae
    Bageri Form

    Inspired by Scandinavian design, this artisanal café was elevating bakery classics and serving dishes with the freshest of ingredients. With Nordic-infused interiors, the bakery also serves freshly sourced matcha in minimal cups for a rejuvenating start to the day. With an aesthetic presentation, this place is beyond Instagrammable-worthy.
    Bageri Form, Dubai Design District, Building 4. Open Monday to Thursday 7:30am to 8pm, Friday to Sunday 8:30am to 10pm. bageriform.com. 
    LDC Kitchen + Coffee

    For an enticing spot to dine with your friends, this restaurant is an ideal smart working space that brings a healthy twist to all its culinary delights. Without limiting the menu to coffees and smoothies, this delightful place offers both iced and hot matcha’s in an inviting atmosphere.
    LDC Ktichen + Coffee, One JLT, One Business Centre DMCC. Open daily 7am to 1am.
    The Grey

    Known for its minimalist décor and creative space, this café is designed as a venue where creative minds can meet. With a twist to your usual matcha, the café serves a coconut-infused iced matcha latte that comes with boba, making it a speciality.
    The Grey, Al Wasl, Al Safa 1, open from Sunday to Thursday 7:30am to 11pm, Friday & Saturday 8am to 12pm. the-grey.co. 
    Flow Kitchen

    This healthy eating creative hub serves a plethora of conscious eating meals and drinks including vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options. With ethically sourced ingredients from around the globe, this café serves vegan matcha lattes, ensuring every customer’s need is met.
    Flow, Jumeirah Emirates Towers and Dubai Internet City. flowdubai.com
    % Arabica

    Designed to embody a strong Japanese aesthetic, this café expands beyond the world of coffee. With a futuristic touch to serving beverages, this haven becomes the perfect go-to spot for unwinding after a long day or a mid-day break. With latte art, this deliciously offered matcha is sure to boost your energy levels.
    % Arabica, Mall of the Emirates, City Walk, Dubai Mall and many more. arabica.coffee
    Comptoir 102

    This award-winning ethical concept is tucked away on Jumeirah road offering conscious choices with ingredients sourced from local organic farms, serving delicious food while promoting sustainability. From homemade nut milk to its famous smoothies, there’s enough and more for everyone who visits. Prepared without any added preservatives, this homemade drink is created with natural ingredients for a tasteful touch to any day.
    Comptoir 102 Beach Road, Jumeirah 1. Open daily 8am to 10pm. comptoir102.com. 
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    How Café Kitsuné is now making waves in the UAE

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    by Sarah Joseph
    16 mins ago

    Cafe Kitsuné shares how the French-Japanese brand has created the magic recipe for success in the Middle East after opening their first cafê in Dubai.
    Talk us through the concept of Cafe Kitsuné.
    We opened our first Café Kitsuné locations in 2013 in Tokyo’s Aoyama district followed by another one in Paris’ iconic Palais Royal Gardens. Since then, Café Kitsuné has grown to a network of 28 cafés in 20 cities across Europe, Asia, North America and the Middle East, and it has achieved cult status amongst specialty coffee lovers around the world. Everywhere in the world, visitors will find chic and convivial venues, with a Paris-meets-Tokyo feel, a clean and minimalist aesthetic, combined with local-inspired elements.

    The ubiquitous fox logo is everywhere – talk us through the creative inspiration behind it on the merchandise.
    Kitsuné is the Japanese word for fox, a symbol of versatility. Legend has it, the fox possesses the power to change its appearance. It translates directly to our cafés as well: we don’t have one single café with the exact same interior design and atmosphere. Each of our cafés has its own identity while expressing the distinctive Café Kitsuné Art de Vivre.
    As a highly popular coffee shop in Paris and Tokyo – how did the brand decide to bring it to the UAE?
    We really love Dubai, its lifestyle, its modernity, its versatility and the overall vibrant atmosphere of the city. You can feel an undeniable energy. It is an inspiring and innovative city, especially for the Food & Beverage scene. Nowhere else in the world is quite like Dubai. We feel very honoured to be able to open our very first Café Kitsuné location at H residence, in the iconic Jumeirah. We can’t wait to further share our Café Kitsuné Art de Vivre and savoir-faire with the Emiratis.

    What are the key dishes at Café Kitsuné Dubai?
    The global culinary imprint of the brand is still apparent and can still be savored even in a menu that is exclusively curated for Dubai. At Café Kitsuné Dubai, visitors will be able to taste our Café Kitsuné unique savoury and full-bodied coffee blend and to pair it with our signature pastries as our Fox-shaped Shortbread, our signature matcha eclair… The café also carries local exclusives such as a rose blossom cake, a Tropézienne tart, that will evolve according to seasons. Café Kitsuné Dubai also offers a delightful savory menu, presenting the brand’s special recipes: the French toast, the shakshuka and our iconic sandos. The menu features unique dishes such as the smashed burger, the breakfast sandwich and the lobster roll with homemade potato crisps.
    The coffee is highly sought-after – tell us more about the source and brewing process.
    Whether it’s in Tokyo, Paris, Seoul or NYC, the coffee served at the Café Kitsuné is a tasty and a balanced combination of two single origin arabica beans, where aromas of chocolate and honey blend perfectly with fruity flavors. It can be enjoyed in situ or as a take-away and comes as an espresso, macchiato, americano, latte, cappuccino, cortado, flat white or mochaccino. From Brazil and Guatemala, the coffee beans are roasted with the utmost care.
    Talk us through the interiors.
    Kitsuné’s in-house architecture and design studio recognized the importance of presenting Café Kitsuné with a global brand identity together with Middle Eastern aesthetics. The cafe’s minimalistic architectural design seamlessly integrates with its surroundings. Featuring Café Kitsuné’s iconic herringbone pattern, the idea is to pay homage to traditional craftsmanship while adding a contemporary touch. Though not imposing, guests can also appreciate the intricate placement of brass and Arabesque elements across the restaurant.
    What lies ahead for Café Kitsuné?
    We opened our first Café Kitsuné location 11 years ago and we only started to expand internationally six years ago. We took time to learn more about coffee culture, the process of roasting, to find the good partners etc. For all our activities, the key has always been to go deeper and constantly improve the quality of our offer, our savoir-faire and propose an outstanding service to our customers. Our customers will soon be able to enjoy Café Kitsuné in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, by the end of 2024. In the UAE more specifically, our brand has strong ambitions, with the opening of several new Cafés, in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
    Located in H Residence, this café is open from Monday to Sunday from 8am to 11pm and more information can be found on maisonkitsune.com
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