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Almaz by Momo, Dubai

Harvey Nichols
Mall of the Emirates
Sheikh Zayed Road
United Arab Emirates
Tel: 971 4409 8877's insider take:

This combination tea salon, shisha bar, restaurant, boutique, and Wi-Fi lounge, opened on the third floor of the Dubai Harvey Nichols' branch by London restaurateur Mourad Mazouz, a.k.a. Momo, is the haunt of new Arabian yuppies. Amid strains of Arabian music (CD for sale, of course), Momo serves exquisitely prepared classics such as pigeon pastilla and lamb tagine with prunes and almonds from a broad menu of North African specialties, which can be washed down with faux champagne "mocktails" of sparkling pear or apple juice and "desert pearls cabernet rose"—grape juice tinged with rose water essence, strawberries, and sour cherries. After dinner, segue into Almaz's own romantically dark shisha bar to smoke a hookah.

Open daily 10 am to 1 am.

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