Zuma, DIFC, Dubai

HONESTLY’S VERDICT
In a word: Cool, chic, classy.
Food: Mouthwatering.
Service: Fast and attentive.
Presentation: Stunning.
Ambience: Sumptuous surroundings, just a shame that people are allowed to smoke in dining areas.
Location: In the financial district – easily accessible, especially if you work there!  It’s worth the drive/taxi/metro journey if you don’t.
Value for money: Great value lunch menus for some really great Japanese staples, don’t get me wrong, it’s not cheap, but worth every penny.
Worth a visit?:  Absolutely, any time of the day, you won’t be disappointed by the food, interiors or service.

Zuma combines restaurant with gallery-style lounge bar and private dining areas, and is generally rated as one of Dubai’s coolest dining/drinking/partying options.  And by cool, I mean chic and sophisticated cool…totally Dubai.

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MAKE Business Hub, Al Fattan House, Dubai Marina

HONESTLY’S VERDICT
In a nutshell: Perfectly combined work space & urban cafe serving up some really good eats to fuel yo ur creative juices.
Food: Simple cafe style options, and surprisingly good.
Service: Attentive and friendly.
Attention to detail: Free use of Mac Books and iPads is a nice touch.
Ambiance: Great for keeping your mind focused on the work at hand.
Location: Ideal location for those living in or near to the Marina.
Value for money: With most menu options coming in at around AED30, it is indeed reasonable value for money.
Worth a visit?  Yes – it’s the perfect place in the Marina to grab some delicious cafe food whilst you settle down with your laptop in stylish surroundings.

I’ve been meaning to pay a little visit to MAKE ever since the initial buzz around their opening in late January, the buzz promises me an urban cafe and workspace aka ‘business hub’; a space to encourage entrepreneurial creativity and networking.

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