FIRST LOOK: What's inside the new wing at Mall Of The Emirates
Here’s a look at the stores and restaurants inside the new wing of Mall Of The Emirates which opens today at 3pm, September 28 2015.
Restaurants and Cafes
1. OMNIA BAHARAT
Celebrity chef Silvena Rowe’s empire continues with the opening of Omnia Baharat. We have our eye on a “Purple Nutella cake” made with nutella ganache, nutella butter cream and rich chocolate truffle cake sponge. Yum. omniagourmet.co
2. TEXAS DE BRAZIL
Dubai welcomes the biggest Brazilian Steakhouse in the USA, Texas De Brazil to the new wing at MOE.The restaurant fuses the cuisine and culture of Southern Brazil, with the generous spirit of Texas – offering over 60 gourmet salad and 14 premium meat options. texasdebrazil.com
3. EAT GREEK
This will be Eat Greek’s second branch in Dubai after a very successful launch at The Beach opposite JBR. They’ll be bringing their cosy Mediterranean atmosphere and wholesome traditional Greek nosh to the new wing. eatgreekkouzina.com
Modern-retro casual dining Arabic restaurant Azkadenya is bringing their unique twist on Arabic food to the new wing. facebook.com/azkadenya
5. COMMON GROUNDS
This will be the first mall café from the unstoppable team behind Tom & Serg and The Sum of Us: think smashed avo on linseed toast, acai bowls, jerk chicken and great coffee. You had us at smashed avo. The opening hours will be 8am-10pm seven days a week. facebook.com/commongroundsdubai
6. DIN TAI FUNG
Hailing from Taiwan, Din Tai Fung is a restaurant chain with some serious street cred. Their versions of Chinese snack food – dumplings, noodles, steamed buns, and simple vegetable dishes are flawless, as is their highly-trained service. A basket of DTF’s mouthwatering xiaolongbao is a must.
7. ALISON NELSON’S CHOCOLATE BAR
This trendy coffee shop is beloved by chocolate aficionados with outlets in Qatar, New York and Dubai.
Fashion and Activewear
Calling all yoga bunnies: Yoga emporium Lululemon Athletica has opened in the new wing of Mall Of The Emirates. The Canadian export excels at what once seemed an anomaly: work-out clothes that are comfortable and functional, yet chic. As if we needed more of an excuse to wear stretchy trousers anyway. lululemon.com
There are plenty of adidas stores across the UAE – but this will be the first to be officially opened by David Beckham. That certainly gives it some street cred.
This Australian swimwear brand is an absolute classic (if there’s one thing Antipodeans do well, it’s beach time, and so they take the art of togs seriously). Shop here and you’ll find on-trend shapes, lots of lovely patterns and plenty of great one-pieces. Yes, the stuff’s a bit pricey, but we’ve owned a pair of Seafolly swimmers that have lasted for nearly a decade: staying power. seafolly.com
11. ALL SAINTS
This British high street fashion brand is a winner – it’s a bit expensive, but often worth it (think Reiss price points). In its first Middle East store – which is huge, by the way – you’ll see lots of leather jackets and jersey dresses and dashes of East London cool. allsaints.com
The one-stop shop to satisfy all your maternal needs has opened a branch in the new wing at Mall of the Emirates, with all the pushchairs, clothing and accessories your baby requires. mothercare.com
13. PETIT BATEAU
Petit Bateau have kept our babies and little ones comfortably clothed over the years, offering up full lines of casual clothings for children of all ages. Make sure to check out their new store when it opens up in the new wing. petit-bateau.com
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