Shops and must-visit food locations in Dubai’s BoxPark


Smack-bang between Dubai’s long serving (and today shrinking) Safa Park along with fashionable shopping and dining district Citywalk on Al Safa Street, BoxPark is breathing brand new life into Al Wasl Road. Developed by Meraas Holding (the exact same brains behind the above mentioned Citywalk not to mention The Beach project at JBR), it’s a funky, colourful new 1.2km strip. Around one half of the Jumeirah one development’s shopping and scoffing retailers are wide open (of a planned forty four), with thirty cafes and restaurants and fourteen shops set to create BoxPark. There is wi fi that is absolutely free throughout, which means you are able to Instagram and’ check in’ in your heart’s content. Continue reading for our guide to the areas you will not wish to avoid.
Must-try eats

Logma
Already stirring up excitement for the emphasis of its on Khaleeji and Emirati food, as well as visits from users of Dubai’s ruling family, Logma (Arabic for’ mouthful’ or’ small bites’) serves up a contemporary take on the region’s dishes that are standard. Expect interiors which mirror that tradition-meets-trendy ethos.
www.facebook.com/logmauae (800 56462).

Studio Masr
The restaurant is focused on food from Egypt while incorporating Lebanese, Jordanian along with Saudi Arabian flavours. Prepare your rumbling tum for from traditional Middle Eastern mezze to dishes much less normally discovered in the community, for example pigeon stuffed with freek (wheat), while desserts are the someone-bring-me-a-spoon likes of hot day pie with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.
www.facebook.com/studiomasruae.

Big Smoke Burger
The Toronto chain’s very first UAE outlet promises a menu jam packed with comfort food choices, all constructed with fresh (never frozen) active ingredients. Select the meat of yours – lamb, beef or maybe chicken – and then select from a selection of toppings. As at any Canadian import well worth its cheese curds, you will find poutine over the menu. And also it gets extra points for helping a salted caramel milkshake…
www.facebook.com/pages/big-smoke-burger-uae.

Grom
Dubai is apparently under invasion from gourmet gelato offerings in the second, then Grom is portion of that hit on the city’s dessert scene. Founded in Italy in 2003, the company sells’ hundred % natural’ gelato, using more than twenty flavours available like pistachio, stracciatella and also a caffè & caramel gelato, in addition sorbets such mango and orange. Even though many substances are sourced worldwide – vanilla from Madagascar, coffee from Guatemala – a lot of the new fruit being used originates from Grom’s Mura Mura natural farm in Italy.
www.grom.it/en.

Dri Dri
An additional person in the marvelous gelato brigade, Italian import Dri Dri also serves up all natural concoctions from its little outlet at the Park (its initial outlet is discovered at sister development The Beach). Sample exotic flavours like liquorice and custard product, and unspeakably delicious sorbets such as pink grapefruit as well as kiwi combinations. Do not wait – stuff your face now.
www.facebook.com/dridridubai (04 553 064704 553 0647).

Bianca Mozzarella
Tear into fresh mozzarella, that is created each day on site using local milk and classic Italian methods. Named after the founders’ grandmother, the home speciality at the airy and bright eatery is something of new cheeses (including buffalo mozzarella, ricotta & truffle burrata) which diners are able to match with among a bunch of Mediterranean side dishes. Additionally, there are salads, Italian hot mains, sandwiches, pastas and much more to munch.
www.bianca.ae (04 345 530004 345 5300).

Ahwak
Named after’ Ahwak’, a make up by 20th century Egyptian singer and composer, Abd El Wahab (meaning’ I Love You’), this’s the funky cafe’s second outlet – the very first opened in TECOM’s Grand Millennium hotel at the beginning of the entire year. The menu is teeming with Lebanese favourites – stop for fresh juice or a premium coffee with a shisha, and tuck into salads, mezze, charcoal grilled meats, sandwiches and Arabic desserts.
www.facebook.com/ahwakcafeuae.

Shish Fish
Inspired by public which line Turkey’s Bosporus, Shish Fish is completely new to Dubai and can work a broad range of Mediterranean sea food, imported every day to the joints. Turkish chefs are going to man the cooking area, sending away a raft of the nation’s best known dishes – such as fish served skewered on a bed of charcoal.
Website as well as telephone number to be announced.

News Desserts
Despite what the title indicates, this particular home grown cafe does not merely perform very puddings – a total Euro American (and Emirati infused) menu serving from eggs to pizzas would mean you are able to head right here for breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea. Naturally, do not miss the desserts, that vary from strawberries and cream French toast to custom made cakes.
www.gossipdesserts.com.

The Jag Restaurant
Ever experimented with Azerbaijani cuisine? This soon-to-open eatery promises’ home like Azeri hospitality and flavours’, therefore we are guessing you are able to make the taste buds of yours for food items like dolma (lamb and rice stuffed vine leaves), dushbara (meaty dumplings in broth), qutab (stuffed pancakes), plov (a meat dish accompanied by fresh herbs) and rice as well as desserts featuring halva.
Website as well as telephone number to be announced.

Must-visit shops

Typo
A great, Australian accessories shop, Typo sells funky stationery, home accessories and also decor touches (think cushions, lighting, wall art…), and also a selection of the kind of trinkets that make wonderful, seemingly thoughtful presents for all those awkward casual acquaintances. Think Paperchase, with much more like kudos.
www.facebook.com/typoshop.

Liv by Giant Bikes are not merely for blokes, but just for the females on the market who may have felt just a little cut from Dubai’s cycling scene, Liv is worth a look. The Middle East’s first cycling store aimed squarely at riders that are female seeks to link biking buffs in addition to provide expert guidance and info, and also best accessories and tools.
www.facebook.com/livcyclinguae.

Urbanist
When you are searching for a statement piece of furniture, this particular vintage/antique shop inspired shop could be the spot to create the next purchase of yours. With that said, there is not a great selection, as the store’s reach extends from armchairs to one off clothing pieces. Whatever catches the eye of yours, nonetheless, is not likely to come up short on style credentials.
www.facebook.com/urbaniststore.

Rundholz
A German womenswear brand, this particular market offers striking attire which, although attractive, is not created to mimic looks directly off the catwalk. Expect bold, parts that are special , a lot with a gender neutral experience (no clingy, second skin clothing here), even though the spring/summer 2015 collection features looks which are wearable for females of
any era, in whites, blacks and greys.
www.instagram.com/rundholzdubai.

Marimekko
This Finnish fashion house’s title derives from an anagram of the founder, Armi Ratia’s name that is very first and also the Finnish for dress (‘mekko’). Not for individuals that really like blending right into a group, the brand’s garments are available in bold prints and bright colours, as do the number of accessories like jewellery, scarves, and bags. For all those who love the appearance, just as vibrant home furnishings and clothing can be found. BoxPark’s shop is home to a fashionable, comfortable cafe, where soft furnishings are upholstered in the brand’s textiles.
www.marimekko.com (04 343 851504 343 8515).

OnePiece
Take a look at the birth of the onesie at this particular Scandinavian store. Forget cheap imitations, OnePiece sells high quality zipped, sweater material jumpsuits, originally created by the 3 Norwegian 20 somethings that established the company in 2009. Be warned, the cloth is fairly weighty duty, thus not suitable for a Dubai summer (unless you wish to whack that A/C up and pretend it is winter) and they are too really pricey.
www.onepiece-me.com.

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Citywalk
A roomy shopping and dining location at the junction of Al Safa Street and Al Wasl Road, family home to retailers such as Italian eatery Sapori di BiCE, yogawear grocery store She Moves, Japanese mochi cafe and shop Edo, along with several more.
Al Safa Street, Jumeirah one.

The Beach
A very well-known weekend haunt between JBR and also the shoreline, you can find many public to pick from such as casual dining choices such as for instance The Operation and Counter Falafel and smarter spots as House of Curry, Eat Greek along with Al Bahria, while shops consist of a specific watersports part of Adventure HQ, and also lingerie shop Victoria’s Secret.
Opposite The Walk, JBR.

Al Wasl Square
Next to Safa Park and across the junction from Al Wasl Road’s great Choithrams, this tiny but well stocked dining district is home to Turkish eats at Zurna, Thai sea food at Smiling BKK, Japanese nibbles at Amped-Up street and chez Sushi food at Ace Shawarma, to name just a few.
Corner of Al Hadiqa Street and Al Safa, Al Wasl Road.

The Galleria Mall
Not to be wrongly identified as Abu Dhabi’s mall of the very same title, this little, modern assembly of outlets pitches itself as an upmarket experience (Heinz Beck’s brand new Taste of Italy is set to open up here soon). Films are screened on the rooftop, swanky beauty products are sold inside as well as cooler, urban eateries like Atisuto line
the face.
Al Wasl Road.

By numbers
1
The amount of time it requires walking to BoxPark from Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Metro Station

4
ATM’s on site

1.2
BoxPark’s length in kilometres

30
Quantity of food and drink retailers

14
Stores to invest in

210
Car parking spaces

187,394.55
The project’s comprehensive size in sq ft

5
The quantity of parks – 2 playgrounds, and 3 adult hangouts

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