FIRST LOOK: What's inside the new mall on The Palm
Here’s a look at the new Golden Mile Galleria, a new stretch of shops and cafes dotted along The Palm’s pretty jogging track.
Restaurants and Cafes
If the original venue on Sheikh Zayed Road is anything to go by, this colourful Arabic haunt will be buzzing all day. Order a big basket of baked or fried falafel with some of their signature warm white pitta bread on the side. zaroob.com
Due to open in the first week of November, this popular Japanese-inspired chain promises to be as hearty and satisfying as other venues in the city. When we poked our heads in, it was very near completion. Bring on the gyoza. wagamama.ae
3. SHAKESPEARE AND CO
It looks a little like your Granny’s living room, so it’s difficult not to have a soft spot for Shakespeare and Co. Friendly staff and tasty cakes abound at this lovely new branch, which has a gorgeous patio overlooking the jogging track. shakespeare-and-co.com
4. BURGER FUEL
This New Zealand chain complements its excellent beef burger with a great chicken or vegetarian option. uae.burgerfuel.com
Looks like The Palm is about to get overloaded on famous, flame-grilled peri peri chicken. nandos.ae
6. CAFFE NERO
This lovely little coffee shop brand recently had a revamp. Now Caffe Nero sports an inviting living room design, where customers can choose to relax on a comfortable leather chair, or at a rustic farmhouse table. facebook.com/caffenerouae
Seventy-two flavours fro this Philly-born custard company includes ‘Georgia Peach,’ ‘Florida Orange,’ and ‘Juicy Mango.’ We’re also promised these sizeable cups of custard are non-dairy and trans-fat free.
Spas, nail bars and grooming
8. THE LOFT FIFTH AVENUE
Find a slice of the Big Apple at this NYC-inspired hair salon. It offers hair extensions, straightening and Kerastase treatments, plus beauty services like waxing and mani/pedis. theloft5thavenue.com
9. ESTHETIC SENSE
This lovely little salon focuses on facials by cult skincare brand Dermalogica, which help to nourish and cleanse the skin. Keep an eye out for the all-natural lipomassage (LPG) firming treatments that are coming soon. facebook.com/estheticsensesalon
10. THE SEWING CORNER
Missing buttons, dropped hems, and faulty zips? Hot-foot it to Golden Mile Galleria… thesewingcorner.ae
11. BEYOND THE BEACH
12. ATHLETE’S CO
13. PARTY ZONE
A huge, well laid out party supply store with a great selection of costumes, accessories and decorations for all seasonal parties. Their balloons are pretty pricey but the selection is huge. We love the enormous helium lettered balloons. partyzonellc.com
Supreme supermarket finally arrives on The Palm.
OPENING SOON… Sketchers, Taste Kitchen, Puff Baker Cafe, O’Doner restaurant, Fitness First, tuc tuc, Play Dates, Ascots & Chapels, Studio Masr, Amy’s Thai Bistro and Kyo Escape Japanese Cove.