1. Hola at La Mer is the perfect post-beach treat
Hola dubs itself Dubai’s first Latin fruit bar and is the brain child of Emirati brothers Ali and Yousuf Karmostaji. The venture is inspired by Ali’s frequent visits to Latin America. Hola, which means ‘hello’ in Spanish, is the latest addition to the beach front development, La Mer. They offer an exotic selection of fruit-based delicacies, great for when you’re at the beach. The interiors will give you a Latin American vibe with rustic details and patterned ceramics. The vision was to bring an authentic Latin fruit experience to Dubai.
Location: La Mer North Cost: Varies Timings: Sunday to Thursday from 10am to 12am and Friday to Saturday from 8am to 12am
2. Sweet Salvation’s new flavour
Sweet Salvation is ready to #blessyourmouth again with their newly launched Mocha Crunch cone, available now at the popular City Walk location. The Swiss mocha soft serve is injected with caramel sauce, rolled in sponge toffee crumb and finished off with a chocolate dip to drip down the cone. All your sweet fantasies have been put into one deliciously crunchy cone. The Mocha Crunch cone is available now in Biggie and Smallz cups or cones at Sweet Salvation.
Location: City Walk Dubai Cost: Dh35 for Biggie, Dh30 for Smallz Timings: Sunday to Wednesday from 10am to 10pm and Friday to Saturday from 10am to 12am
3. La Cala: A new Brunch
La Cala, Boutique Beach Bar, presents The Love That House Built brunch every Friday, where they will be bringing the best international DJs from the world’s most renowned party destinations. The food at brunch includes Mediterranean sharing sides, stone-bake pizzas and BBQ al fresco favourites and, of course, a three-hour flowing package of signature beverages.
Location: La Cala, Ghantoot Marina and Resort, Abu Dhabi Cost: Dh249 package for house beverages, Dh499 for sparkling or Dh80 entrance fee and two beverages Timings: Every Friday from 12pm onwards
4. Luigia Dubai makes unbelievable pizza
This recently opened Italian restaurant and pizzeria has four other successful Luigia sister venues dotted around Europe. It places emphasis on authenticity, simplicity and quality. It’s recognised as one of the top 10 pizzerias in the world. Dine there to enjoy freshly baked, authentic pizzas made in a specially built Neapolitan wood fired oven. They also serve signature homemade pastas (try the carbonara) and traditional specialities along with a variety of quintessential Italian desserts, their Tiramisu cake is to die for. It is very family friendly and the perfect place to enjoy Italian comfort food, just the way nonna would make it.
Location: Rixos Premium Hotel, JBR Cost: Varies Timings: Sunday to Wednesday from 5.30pm to 1am and Friday to Saturday from 12pm to 1am