Staying hydrated and well-fed is a vital part of any properly planned shopping trip. After all, it’s hardly retail therapy if you’re too hungry to hunt down those bargains. With eight new places to eat, The Dubai Mall ensures we keep sated while spending.
Find the only branch of COVA Patisserie in the UAE on the ground floor of the new Fashion Avenue extension. One of Italy’s oldest coffeehouses is known for its delectable choice of cakes – perfect for that mid-makeover refuel. Open from 10am-midnight. 04 367 5558.
Need a more intense carb hit? Next door Italian eatery GIA Ristorante has an all-day dining menu packed with Italian favourites and a terrace that overlooks Dubai Fountain. 10am-midnight. 04 234 9986.
Make your way up to the second floor of Fashion Avenue’s new sprout and you’ll find L’eto, a London concept with a Mediterranean menu. The branch in City Walk boasts of an unbeatable breakfast, so this might be a good place to start the day. 9am-midnight. 04 345 2211.
Newly-arrived on the third floor of Fashion Avenue is a new branch of Logma, popular purveyor of Khaleeji treats. Savour eight different kinds of fresh bread, from khameer to paratha, syrupy luqaimat and views over Dubai Fountain. 10am-midnight. 800 56462.
Pep up your passion for fashion with icy mocktails or creative coffee art in dizzying array of flavours from Turkish offering Huqqa. Choose a seat on the large outdoor terrace with bird’s-eye views of Downtown Dubai. 11am-midnight. 04 566 8557.
Dubai’s love for coffee cannot be questioned and immersive caffeine experience Starbucks Reserve in Dubai is now open on the first floor of the Fashion Avenue expansion. No ordinary cups of joe here, but rare and refined small-lot coffees from around the globe at one of only three Starbucks Reserves in the MENA region.
Searching for something more substantial? Grab a seat in the Dumpling Theatre at New Shanghai and watch dim sum and dumplings being crafted by chefs at this concept from Melbourne, Australia. The bustling streets of 1930’s Shanghai come to the mall’s lower ground floor in much-anticipated GCC début. 12pm-12am (1am weekends). 04 275 9042.
The British sandwich chain with the French name is a must-do for the Pret obsessed. Ready-to-sandwiches, fresh coffees and outdoor waterfront seating make Pret A Manger a must for weary shoppers. 10am until midnight and 10am-1am on Fridays.
Don’t see anything you like? There are more than 200 places to eat and drink in The Dubai Mall and here are some of our favourites.