Desert Pop Ups
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Dubai: Whether it’s in the middle of the Sharjah desert or in the heart of the financial district of Dubai, outdoor pop-ups are currently a very popular concept for UAE F&B brands.

Here are 4 winter pop-up spaces you have to check out


NOT a SPACE, a coffee shop in Meleiha district of Sharjah has launched a limited-time winter experience offering visitors a café located in the Al Faya desert with mountains in the background. The perfect time to head down is during the sunrise or the sunset. They offer fantastic coffee, cold drinks, sandwiches and desserts. They often host yoga mornings and live performances with DJs, musicians and other artists. The are offering beanbag seating and artsy corners all around the area.

Location: Al Faya Desert, Sharjah

Cost: Approx. Dh60 for two

Timings: Daily from 6am-2am

One Degree Café

One Degree is another café that launched their pop-up winter venue. This afternoon spot offers a desert backdrop off the Dubai-Hatta road about 45 minutes away from Downtown Dubai. It’s an unusual, yet comfortable environment that offers premium coffee as well as other bites.

Location: Al Margham Desert in Dubai

Cost: Approx. Dh50 for two

Opening times: Daily from 4pm to 2am

Salt Campsite

One of the city’s most popular homegrown burger joints, SALT, has launched a winter pop-up in the heart of DIFC. The brightly coloured venue offers burgers, desserts and cool experiences like a star gazing room, photobooths and workshops on art and photography. The brand launched special burgers exclusively for the pop up like the Camp Fire Burger and smore’s themed desserts.

Location: DIFC Gate Avenue

Cost: Approx. Dh200 for two

Opening times: Daily from 12pm to 11pm

One Central Food truck pop up

food pop up at DWTC
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The outdoor event showcases the unique concepts of eight innovative business from the ‘Proudly from Dubai’ network, an initiative launched by Brand Dubai to highlight the success stories of businesses born and initiated in Dubai. The month-long event is being held at the Outdoor Plaza next to DWTC One Central Building, from January 17 to February 25.

The event shines the spotlight on the diverse cuisines and culinary creativity of eight Dubai-born outlets, including: 25’55’; Coppasta; Semisweet; Tres Marias Coffee Company; The Mattar Farm Kitchen; Simple; Lost Bread; and Karak Inc. Visitors can savour a range of food and beverages at the venue set against the backdrop of Dubai’s skyscrapers.

Location: the Outdoor Plaza next to DWTC One Central Building

Cost: Approx. Dh120 for two

Opening times: Sunday to Thursday from 8am to 8pm until February 25