Area Guide: Cedre Villas in Dubai Silicon Oasis
Cedre Villas Community Centre is home to quirky restaurants, cool cafés and secret spa spots.
Here are five places to check out next time you’re there…
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Cedre Villa Community Centre, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai, daily 10am to 10pm. Tel: (04) 3339456. Taxi: Cedre Villa Community Centre. homesmiths.ae
2. Taste Kitchen
A concept originally created by chefs Nick Alvis and Scott Price (who both previously worked alongside master chef Gordon Ramsay), the second branch of the homegrown brand combines fresh ingredients and creative cooking in a fuss-free environment. Whether you fancy homemade lemonade or tasty chicken biryani, you can’t go wrong here.
Cedre Villa Community Centre, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai, Sun to Thur 8am to 10pm, Fri and Sat 10am to 10pm. Tel: (04) 3886121. Taxi: Cedre Villa Community Centre. tastekitchen.ae
3. Lily Pond Spa
A lovely urban retreat with a touch of the Orient, Lily Pond Spa combines traditional Balinese healing techniques with contemporary salon services such as keratin treatments and hair extensions. You’ll also find a range of massage treatments on offer, from a one-hour hammam ritual to a hot stone massage.
Cedre Villa Community Centre, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai, daily 9am to 10pm. Tel: (04) 3263310. Taxi: Cedre Villas Community Centre. lilypondspa.com
4. Massaad BBQ Farm to Table
Inspired by countryside cooking in Lebanon, Masaad’s owners adopt the ‘eat well, eat local’ mantra. Ninety per cent of ingredients are sourced regionally. Even the chicken arrives fresh from a UAE farm. Try the shish taouk (Dhs42) or satisfy that sweet tooth with mouhalabieh (Dhs10), a Lebanese dessert.
Cedre Villa Community Centre, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai daily 10am to 1.30am. Tel: (04) 3589776. Taxi: Cedre Villas Community Centre. massaadfarmtotable.com
5. Haru Robatayaki
Grab your staple Japanese favourites served with an authentic twist. The traditional robatayaki cooking style is adopted here so the chefs cook over an open flame. Originating from Japanese beach restaurants, where fishermen cooked their catch over an open fire using an oar, Haru chefs serve their dishes using authentic wooden paddles. The cosy diner also has open-plan cooking stations so guests are close to all the action.
Cedre Villa Community Centre, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai, daily noon until 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 8853897. Taxi: Cedre Villas Community Centre. haru.ae