With skyrocketing temperatures predicted for the next couple of days, what if we told you where you can bring the laid-back al fresco experience indoors?
Words by Aroma Kumar
You now have zero excuse to stay home this summer as City Centre Deira (CCD) is turning down the heat with ‘INDOORS’ – a pop-up food and shopping concept that will make your mall visits a lot more enjoyable.
Level two of CCD has transformed into an eclectic hangout where visitors can spend hours playing arcade games and watching family-friendly movies on beanbags. For all you keen singers, there’s even a karaoke corner. Atmospheric string lights, urban murals and communal tables deck out the 1,300 square-metre pop-up next to Sharaf DG, which is open from 10am-10pm weekdays and 12am on weekends.
There’s absolutely no charge to enter either, so save your hard-earned dirhams to shop at INDOOR’s on-trend fashion from local brands and nosh on the best urban cuisine from UAE-based food stalls.
To promote local talent, CCD has handpicked pioneering Dubai entrepreneurs to showcase their homegrown brands, which will vary every two weeks. Foodies will particularly like the 16 street food concepts, including Lebanese bakery saj2go, homegrown café Roux and popular ‘zaafran chai’ spot Filli Cafe, or enjoy a refreshing fruity scoops of ice cream from The Mini Cooper station.
You’ll have plenty of Instagrammable moments with the pop-up’s vibrant installations, quirky murals and statement walls, so make sure to tag the mall with #IndoorsAtCCDeira.
10am-10pm weekdays and 12am on weekends, until 31st December. Free to enter. Next to Sharaf DG, Level Two, City Centre Deira. Visit the website for more information.