Dubai Festival City’s Al Areesh Club reveals its latest gourmet F&B destination
Artisanal culinary concepts come to life in the trending ‘Food Hall’ at Al Areesh Club
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14th September 2020: Al Areesh Club, Dubai Festival City’s family-friendly sports and social destination, has launched its gourmet haven in the trending ‘food hall’ concept. The Food Hall is a modern-day food marketplace which brings together artisanal and niche F&B offerings including a live bakery, a live butchery, a specialty coffee experience, a fresh deli, a soft-serve ice cream parlour and a seasonal outdoor barbeque.
Speaking about the launch, Samer Zabian, Director – Mixed Use Residential and Commercial Property, Al Futtaim Group Real Estate said, “After months of being indoors, Dubai residents and visitors now have a collection of options to satisfy their cravings for gourmet food. The stylish new Food Hall is a boutique collection of unique F&B experiences curated by specialists from around the world. It represents the vibrant local, regional, multi-brand, and authentic food-driven model that is refreshing to the destination. As people begin to move around, taking all the precautions against COVID-19, Dubai Festival City continues to encourage a healthy and holistic lifestyle in the community with new initiatives and offerings tailored to the convenience of residents and visitors.”
Al Areesh Food Hall’s ‘Artisan Bakery’ offers a delectable selection of freshly baked sourdough, rye wheat and other breads, in addition to gluten-free options. In true deli-style, customers can hand-pick their ingredients and have their bread baked to just to their liking.
The ‘B&B’ butchery and barbeque concept brings premium cuts of fresh meat in a wide range of options ranging from Angus to top quality steaks. For home barbeques, B&B has an appetising choice of steaks, ribs, Angus beef burgers, and more. Weekend barbeques will be an added attraction at Al Areesh Food Hall during the season. Until then, convenient home kits of premium meat are available for those summer barbeque evenings.
‘Earthy Blend’ deli brings a homely experience to diners allowing them to build their own freshly made sandwiches, hot soups, salads, juices and smoothies from a selection of seasonal fruits, vegetables and toppings.
‘Rogue Coffee’ offers distinctive experiences that are defined by the method of brewing and the coffee blend. Exquisite brews using the Syphon, Kalita, and the contemporary V60 and Chemex methods are expected to be a hot favourite. Visitors to Al Areesh Club can have a new experience with every visit, thanks to the multitude of coffee blends that have been tested and developed by master roasters as well as single single-origin blends from around the world, including Colombia, Brazil and Ethiopia.
The ‘Twisty Treats’ area is designed exclusively for fun times. Soft serve ice cream and gelato with an array of healthy toppings, fun snacks and treats, as well as exciting birthday party packages, Twisty Treats promises fun for the whole family.
All the food concepts at Al Areesh Food Hall soon offer home delivery to nearby areas bringing a gourmet food experience to the doorstep.
Al Areesh Club is a health club in Dubai Festival City that offers a wide range of health and fitness options featuring a fully-equipped gym, an aerobic studio, multipurpose court, swimming pools and racket sports, all weather hard courts. It also features Spinney’s supermarket, a dental clinic, a pharmacy and beauty salons for men and women and a host of options for kids.
Non-members can enjoy a day at the Al Areesh Club food hall along with pool access for a nominal cost. For more information on Al Areesh Food Hall at Dubai Festival City, please visit https://www.facebook.com/alareeshclub and https://www.dubaifestivalcity.com
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About Al Areesh Club (AAC)
Located in Dubai Festival City opposite the Universal American School, Al Areesh Club (AAC) is set in beautifully landscaped surroundings, ideal for a relaxed lunch or a quick coffee. Located just two minutes from Al Badia Residences, there are plenty of parking spaces available just metres away from the entrance. AAC provides a wide range of health and fitness options for all ages featuring a spacious state-of-the-art fitness centre, a multi-purpose aerobic studio, an outdoor swimming pool and all-weather hard courts for racquet games. Other facilities include yoga classes, gym equipment, as well as a supermarket, pharmacy and hair and beauty salons for men and women.
AAC also offers great activities for children including birthday parties, summer camps, tennis coaching, ballet school, soccer and swimming lessons. The pool-side restaurant and bar offer fabulous dining options for family and friends to relax after a good work out. Additionally, AAC provides a professionally managed leisure and entertainment club for guests to enjoy.
About Dubai Festival City
Dubai Festival City is an established mixed-use destination developed by Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, which has been designed to capture the cosmopolitan and rich spirit of Dubai.
Featuring alongside a 3.3-kilometre creek, Dubai Festival City is a fully integrated mega project which has been carefully master planned to offer a superior lifestyle destination with outstanding facilities, comprising residential (Marsa Plaza, Al Badia Residences and Al Badia Hillside) and commercial space (Festival Tower) and educational institutions (Universal American School and Deira International School), and a family-friendly sports and social destination (Al Areesh Club).
Within Dubai Festival City sits the landmark 2.5million sq.ft urban retail destination, Dubai Festival City Mall – home to Guinness World Record holder and cutting-edge daily attraction, IMAGINE as well as IKEA and the only Hard Rock Café in the Middle East. The mall also offers almost 400 world class retailers, 75 restaurants – many of which feature waterfront dining and some of Dubai’s most photographed sunset vistas.
Additionally, Dubai Festival City also encompasses two five-star hotels – Intercontinental Dubai Festival City and Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City and the recently opened Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City to fully complement the signature retail, leisure and entertainment proposition.
A sought-after destination for residents, investors and stakeholders, Dubai Festival City delivers exceptional lifestyle experiences that have shaped the real estate landscape and continues to reinforce Dubai’s position as a global hub for business, education, tourism, leisure and entertainment.