Nomadic Bedouin were early inhabitants of Dubai and we like to recreate the steps of these wandering desert dwellers by trekking round the retail oasis that is City Walk.
Here a modern-day ode to the Bedouins, B’dou Café, welcomes tribes of shoppers. Ancient and contemporary Arabic culture inspires this recently opened watering hole in both ambiance and menu.
While your order is prepared, make yourself comfortable on the striped majlis; admire the floor-to-ceiling homage to desert steeds takes over a whole wall and count the gold gallahs (coffee pots). What’s on the menu? We’re glad you asked! Gather round the camp fire for simple but delicious Emirati comfort food – machboos with chicken, shrimp or lamb (from AED 69); sweet and salty vermicelli egg breakfast dish balaleet (AED 30); three flavours of fluffy milk cake (from AED 39), served with traditional Arabic coffee (from AED 49) and chai (AED 16). OK, there isn’t a campfire, but charcoal grills galore for that authentic taste of flame grilled meat (from AED 59).
Take a wander to Al Wasl Road and enjoy B’dou Café’s hospitality from 10am-12am (1am weekends). The lucky winners of our competition will get one of two AED 250 vouchers to take with them, if they answer the following question correctly by 13th September.
To find out more, go to www.bdoucafe.com
Alka Dsouza and Wendy Patrao won this competition. Thank you to you all for entering.