Hala, Dubai’s new Lebanese organic café, has opened its doors, offering an authentic, wholesome dining experience from garden to kitchen.
The venue comprises a blend of traditional and modern Levantine cuisine, pop culture artwork and a retail section.
Ramy Sleiman, general manager, Hala said: “Hala is Levantine culture served on a plate of good-for-you, delicious food. The organic and healthy inspiration isn’t something new to Levantine cuisine, but rather forgotten and we’ve thoughtfully sourced all ingredients from across the Levant to create authentic dishes with the diverse flavours, tastes and cultures of the Middle East.”
The retail section features organic and homegrown, locally prepared products such as jams, olives, olive oil, honey, Lebanese zaatar and other fresh herbs.
Open from 8am daily, the menu offers organic shakshuka, a variety of hummus fusions, mana’eesh, ‘mama’s kafta’ and traditional Lebanese bread, ka’ak.
Maté tea, made from the leaves of the rainforest holly tree, will also feature on the menu. The drink will be served in a ‘calabash’ or bottle gourd at the café with the tea leaves also available to purchase in the retail section.
Antonio Gonzalez, CEO, Sunset Group, the hospitality group bringing the concept to the Emirate added: “Dubai is a melting pot of diverse cultures and nationalities while still being very much a blend of the Levant, and this representation was the vision for Hala. We know there is a real appetite for healthy casual dining in Dubai and Hala encompasses all that is good for the body and soul.”
Hala is located on the Ground Floor, Convention Tower, World Trade Centre, Dubai.