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Global Dining At Dubai’s New Food District

A first of its kind, the recently opened Food District located at The Pointe, on the Palm Jumeirah Dubai, is home to thirteen homegrown concepts, all under one roof. This two-storey prime indoor and terrace location boasts front-row views of the world’s largest dancing fountains, together with Atlantis vistas.

When entering the Food District you will first find artisan coffee and café concept, Boon Coffee and pastries and gelato stall, Silk Gelato, both located on the ground floor. Whilst the first floor showcases ten dine-in brands from trend-setting Dubai-based chefs, restaurateurs, and food entrepreneurs, alongside two licensed bars.

We take a seat on the outdoor spanning terrace, the atmosphere is relaxed with guests casually dressed and enjoying a midday beverage. After a quick lap we make our selection, pick up our buzzer and wait for our order.

First, we pick up our order at the Dibba Bay Oyster stall. Dibba Bay Oysters are the Middle East’s only oyster farm, growing gourmet oysters in Fujairah. For only AED 90 for six or AED 150 for a dozen No 3s, and an additional AED 50 for my sparkling beverage, I can quickly appreciate the appeal of the Food District. Next, and another superb homegrown brand, Reif Japanese Kushiyaki, a dedicated sushi and sashimi bar serving Japanese seafood from celebrated Dubai chef Reif Othman. Needless to say, the assorted sushi was excellent, and we would return for this alone.

Throughout our lazy lunch we try a range of dishes from Bite Me Burger and Get Plucked, Smöl by The Lighthouse, Sticky Rice, Tandoornari and Wok Tales, The Roost and Wingsters, with a few beverages from Bramble Bars.

This new one-stop, licensed, dine-in food market serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s a great spot if you are looking for a relaxed bite, free parking and dogs allowed policy (on the terrace) is a big plus.

If you still haven’t made plans for Christmas or New Year’s Eve, guests will be able to dine at the Food District with no minimum spend or any set menus across the whole festive season.

Specifically, at midnight on New Year’s Eve, the two Food District terraces will boast front-row views of a spectacular fireworks display, as a backdrop to the world’s largest fountains. Customers will be able to choose to spend as much, or as little as they like on food and beverage.

However, for this one night only, on the 31st December, bookings are encouraged for dinner to ensure seating is reserved in line with Dubai Municipality’s safe spacing regulations. A credit card is required to guarantee reservations, with a AED 200 per person charge in case of no shows. To ensure smooth, traffic-free access to The Pointe on the busiest night of the year, all visitors to the complex must purchase an AED 50 entry ticket in advance.

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