The presence of Huqqa in the Fashion Wing of The Dubai Mall is being widely acclaimed by those who have already enjoyed its food in one of its branches overseas. Its arrival has been resoundingly welcomed as long overdue by those who have had the ‘Huqqa’ experience and by those who, in Dubai, thanks to word of mouth from travelers, have been waiting for it.
Huqqa looks set to become one of the most popular hang-outs in the city thanks to its ever-changing menu of fresh and expertly prepared food with an international flavour, prepared by a hard-working and inspired team in the kitchen.
Quality is always at the forefront and world cuisine is well represented, including gluten-free dishes as well as the more traditional Anatolian menu items for which Huqqa is famous. Think big, flavoursome and definitely moreish and you will be correct. Sehzade rice – delicious Turkish bulgour grain cooked with seasonal vegetables and topped with Kavurma, smoked beef slices with butter and buffalo cream, Sujuk – that most famous spicy sausage, Manti – tiny pouches of Turkish pasta enrobing a meat filling, a variety of mouth-watering kebabs with all their accompaniments, juicy ribs, salmon on a cedar board for 4 -6 people with baby potatoes, confit tomatoes and a crunchy apple salad. Diners are strongly advised to leave room for the irresistible desserts which include Mykonos Scallops – a gargantuan offering of crisp Tulipan dough, moist, dark chocolate brownie, decadent princess cream and ice cream. Sufficient for 3 – 4 people. Refresh the taste buds with an Angry Bird – red grape juice, strawberry puree, freshly-squeezed lime juice, soda and fresh fruit pieces; all these are just a taste of what is on the wide menu.
The Market section of the venue offers delicacies prepared by dry-aged techniques to ensure maximum tenderness to all types of meat. While its steaks are rightly famed, gourmet breakfasts are also on the menu and include vegetarian and organic options. For those wishing to entertain at home, a full takeaway service is available.
Exclusive V.I.P. lounges accommodating 10-15 people stand ready and welcoming for guests who prefer a little more privacy. Equipped with Apple TV and games, they are available with reservation in advance. A private lunch or dinner party for family or friends with the full Huqqa menu is available day and night.
There are water pipes, shishas or arghiles, call them what you will. There is a fine selection of 40 different tobaccos; one for everybody’s taste. Relax, stay a while.
All of these can be enjoyed while admiring the spectacular views; gaze in wonder at the incredible Burj Khalifa sparkling in the sunlight and marvel at the magical dancing, musical fountains after sundown. Any time is the right time to visit Huqqa and The Market.
A trip to the mall is a much more attractive proposition thanks to the presence of Huqqa and The Market.
Medium and long term plans in the offing include branches in Tunisia, Oman, Marrakech, London, Kuwait, KSA and New York. Good news for so many people.
HUQQA, The Dubai Mall, New Fashion Avenue Extension, 3rd Floor
00971 4 566 8557, 00971 52 173 3376