Dubai Sports City and neighbourhood’s newest backyard sports bistro is set to be the ultimate hangout place for sports enthusiast, couples, friends and families.
For the foodie community in search of good food & ambiance , my recent alfresco dining experience was at The versatile property Of Ghaya Grand Hotel.
Al Mawal Lounge, a sports pub-meets-bistro medley of signature non-alcoholic beverages along with Mexican, Arabic, Italian and American delicacies, open its door this October 2018 at the Ghaya Grand Hotel, Dubai’s premier and ultimate urban oasis and modern hideaway. Complete with a vibrant al fresco seating, shisha al fresco and live sports big screen, The Al Mawal Lounge is the place to be with family and friends on any day of the week.
The spacious lobby at Ghaya Grand Hotel and welcoming staff warmly greet you as you walk in the property.
Ghaya Grand Hotel has many dining outlets on offer. They have recently launched their Lucky 7 Theme Nights at Al Mawal Terrace which consists of various cuisine offerings throughout the different days of week.
We were invited for the much popular Arabic Street Food Night . Why I am saying popular because, middle eastern cuisine is much in demand amongst the mixed culture of UAE .
The mild flavors , varieties of hot & cold mezzes and concept of wide range of starters/salads before the main course are the attractions of Arabic cuisine.
The rich Arabic Culture has a lot to offer in its Street Food. At Al Mawal Terrace, they have introduced this innovative Arabic Street Food Buffet set up.
Not only this, live grilling is done by the chef and brought to your table.
Your food is paired very well in the open breezy atmosphere and Outdoor Cinema.
Sport enthusiasts can also watch their favorite games. Shisha lovers can spend quality time as the weather is going to be more ideal during winter.
The old styled mobile carts / kiosks serve as live cooking stations. Brightly painted and depicts Arabic heritage. These are stations for Koshari , Falafel, Foul Madames, Karak Chai, Shawarma & Meat grilling.
On one side Live counter for Karak Chai & another Arabic specialty clear hot vegetable soup is served. If you can handle spices, this is the best spicy extract from vegetable served warm which you can have as appetizer.
So the chefs are seen busy showing their expertise to deliver fresh food. It was interesting to see Falafels getting fried in front of us and the making & layering of ingredients in Koshari.
The good thing is the buffet menu is such a good value for money & the portions are served generously.
The service fast & staff is so courteous . We had our table filled with starters like Foul Madames & Falafel.
In main course we had Koshari & Mixed Grilled Platter. Savored these delicacies while enjoying Shisha & Cinema.
Fresh juices are also available.
The buffet offers Arabic sweets, Muhalabia, Umma Ali which was done to perfection I had my bowl refilled twice. So was Muhalabia!!
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Olwin Desouza, General Manager, Ghaya Grand Hotel said, “The Al Mawal Lounge is set to be a singularly multifunctional space and a friendly, neighborhood chill-out place. From a pub night watching football games with friends to some quality time with family enjoying the sumptuous Arabic street-food buffet dinner, relaxing with co-workers in our al fresco shisha or movie date night with your special someone or the whole family – the space is inviting and has a relaxing yet vibrant vibe. We pride ourselves in offering the best in contemporary cuisine, as well as the best signature drinks. We are excited to launch this season with a one-of-a-kind theme nights and a vibe you can’t beat, making Al Mawal Lounge the ultimate urban neighborhood hangout place for friends and families.”
As a launch offer, Al Mawal Lounge have created a ‘Lucky 7 Theme-Nights’ for guests to enjoy the newest hang-out place any time of the week.
Sunday, Monday & Tuesday ‘Friends Night Out’ – sports enthusiasts can enjoy live football matches on the big screen together with friends, admission is free.
Wednesday ‘Movie Night Under the Stars’ – couples can enjoy a romantic date night under the stars and families can have a mid-week relaxing evening while watching action, romance or comedy flicks, admission and popcorn is free.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday ‘Yallah Habibi! Arabic Street Food Night’ – families and friends can enjoy a sumptuous and authentic Arabic street food buffet dinner with live cooking stations from 6pm to 11pm. Prices start from AED 30 per person.
Saturday ‘Kids Blow Out at Al Mawal Deck Lunch’ – Families can indulge in a festive lunch with live cooking stations with taco corner, crepes station, soda bar and other food stations designed for parents and kids. All kids are entertained with several activities such as magicians, face painting and spacious play area. Pool access is also included and available from 12pm-4pm.
Prices start from AED 65 per adult with soft beverages only, AED 35 per kids between 6-12 years old. Kids 5 and below will dine for free.
REFERENCE: Ghaya Grand Hotel neighborhood districts
Jebel Ali District (Mena Jebel Ali, Jebel Ali 1-3, Jebel Ali Industrial 1-2, Me-aisem 1-2, Dubai Investment Park 1-2, International Media Production Zone)
Madinat Al Maktoum District (Madinat Al Mataar)
Dubai Land District (Al Hebiah 1-5, Al Yufrah 1-2, Al Yalayis 1-5, Umm Nahad 1-4, Wadi Al Safa 2, Wadi Al Safa 4-7, Dubai Sports City, Dubai Motor City)
Hadaeq Mohammad Bin Rashid District (Al Thaniya 1-5, Al Quoz 1-4, Al Barsha 1-3, Al Quoz Industrial 1-4, Al Merkadh, Al Barsha South 1-5, Hadaeq Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid, Nad Al Sheba 1, Sadi Al Safa 3, Jumeirah Village Circle)
For more information, visit http://www.ghayagrandhotel.com