Know your city: Guide to The Greens and Tecom
What’s On has details of the Greens/Tecom neighbourhood in Dubai – part of the What’s On neighbourhood guide – including hidden gems and old favourites.
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Turn the corner into this leafy haven and enter serenity. Calm, quiet and relaxed, it’s no wonder this community often tops the charts as Dubai’s happiest hood. Tecom is a little more rough and ready but full of hidden gems.
DINE: Pitfire Pizza Dubai
Tucked inside The Greens Shopping Centre is where you’ll find some of the most authentic New York pizza this side of the Atlantic. They’re big on locally sourced ingredients too, which makes it extra special.
The Greens, Dubai, daily 11.30am to 10.30pm. Tel: (04) 4315759. Taxi: The Greens Shopping Centre. facebook.com/pitfirepizzadubai
SHOP: Dubai Moving Image Museum
This excellent museum chronicles the history of the moving image up to the age of cinema but it’s the gift shop that gets tongues wagging. Once you start browsing the books, games and puzzles, you’ll find it hard to leave.
MCN Building, Tecom, Dubai, Sun to Thur 11am to 7pm, Wed 11am to 9pm, Sat noon to 7pm, Dhs50. Tel: (04) 4216679. Metro: Dubai Internet City. dubaimovingimagemuseum.com
HIDDEN GEM: Blo Out Beauty Bar
Known for their blow dries, Blo Out Beauty Bar also offer a range of hair treatments such as colour and extensions that can be done with your mani/pedi.
I-Rise Tower, Tecom, Dubai, Sat to Thur 10am to 10.30pm. Tel: (04) 3629930. Metro: Dubai Internet City. blooutbeauty.com
The organic food scene in Dubai recently welcomed a new power player with the opening of this massive food store. BiOrganic is a spacious market stocked with baby food, cereals, grains, pasta and sweet treats. Fruit and veg is stacked in big wooden crates; there’s a fresh meat counter; fridges are filled with dairy goods and there’s a whole area devoted to bread. A central touch screen helps you navigate your way around the store and gives product information.
I-rise Tower, Tecom, Dubai, daily 8am to 9pm. Tel: (04) 4433535. Metro: Dubai Internet City. bioorganicstore.com
DINE: Lila Café
This futuristic and bright café is a good spot for lunch. The Dhs50 deal for soup, salad and a main course is great value. What’s more, the buffet choices change every day so it’s unlikely you’ll ever get lunch fatigue.
MCN Building, Tecom, Dubai, daily 8am to 1pm. Tel: (04) 4574013. Metro: Dubai Internet City. facebook.com/LilaCafeDubai