Including the first-ever dry bar in the city
The DusitThani is a frequently visited DIFC location for people searching for high-quality Thai or a traditional Aussie breakfast. It is home to popular Australian brand Jones the Grocer and Thai restaurant Benjarong.
On Monday, July 25, two new venues will open at the DusitThani Dubai.
MaKiRa, a new Japanese rice bowl restaurant, will take the place of the Nippon Bottle Company bar. On the 24th floor, Another Bar has been replaced with NoLo, the first dry bar in Dubai history.
The two establishments, which both debut on Monday, aim to revitalize the hotel’s food and beverage scene while upholding the new dry policy.
Before its formal launch, Time Out Dubai went to both of their checkouts.
NoLo – Dubai’s first dry bar
Despite being a dry bar, NoLo advertises itself as a lively place to spend the evening. The 240 square meter pub has a unique decor with terracotta paint and hanging chandeliers made of wrought iron, giving it a Spanish vibe.
NoLo, which combines the words “No adult beverage” and “low worries,” is open till 1am every day and aims to draw in a hip, health-conscious audience.
There are several bar snacks, including bao buns, on the meal menu. Mocktails made with fresh ingredients including Thai basil, smoked honey syrup, cold espresso, and pistachio syrup will be served by mixologists in the meanwhile. NoLo may prove to be a healthy gathering spot for people who are mindful of their eating habits.
Japanese buns and bowls at MaKiRa
MaKiRa bills itself as an interesting eating experience and is a light, bright, and airy restaurant serving casual Japanese cuisine. The dining philosophy is centered on employing “top-tier ingredients,” and the menu for maki and ramen incorporates both modern and traditional Japanese culture.
There is an open kitchen, Japanese Uchiwa fans on the walls, and vibrant designs that give a lively tone.
To eat, there are rolls with torched salmon and truffle wagyu. You could also get bowls of tom yum ramen, chicken, and tuna poke tan tan ramen. Visitors can also choose from a variety of alcohol-free hops to drink with it.