And we can’t wait to check it out!

It’s already home to licensed venues Molecule, The Lighthouse and Chez Charles as well as super club Base, but there’s a new licensed spot to check out at d3 thanks to the arrival of retro Mediterranean spot, Belong.

Boasting a menu of fusion Mediterranean dishes served from lunch to late night, highlights included Chargrilled baby chicken in smoked paprika, Levantine shrimps tossed in herbs and lemon butter sauce and lamb chops in chimichurri.

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But this isn’t just about dining. The licensed restaurant and lounge also has an extensive menu of mixed drinks (the Pineapple Express is a signature we can’t wait to check out), alongside a list of wines, beers and spirits.

Boasting a set of eclectic interiors with industrial elements that clash colourfully with kitsch soft furnishings, there’s also some Arabic references in the design thanks to the super-sized murals and pop art brashly painted over the walls.

During the day, there’s soft Mediterranean beats playing discreetly in the background, but as night falls, expect a lively atmosphere in the lounge complete with a lineup of live musicians, performing nightly from Wednesday to Friday.

Belong, Dubai Design District, now open. Tel:(04) 566 8374.

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