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August 2018

New Expansions at City Centre Sharjah and Ajman

Discover the latest shops and restaurants to arrive at your neighbourhood malls.

The best new shops and restaurants in Ajman and Sharjah

The best new shops and restaurants to open in Ajman and Sharjah


Two of your favourite shopping destinations just got a whole lot bigger with brand new stores, dining concepts and some unique shopping and leisure services offering everything you could need all under one roof. 

Conveniently located bang in the middle of town, City Centre Ajman has been renovated and now it’s hosting new shops and restaurants – including Gazebo, Damas, Samsung, The Body Shop,  Giordano, and PizzaExpress – to explore. And there are lots more openings ahead, ranging from Minutes, Jelly Belly, family-friendly eatery, Popeye’s. 

On the entertainment front, VOX Cinemas and Magic Planet are now better than ever with even more entertainment options for the entire family to enjoy. 

VOX Cinemas in Ajman

Watch all the latest movies at VOX Cinemas in Ajman


What’s more, there’s now more parking than ever before with hundreds of additional spaces to make sure customers can secure a spot. You’ll find new entrances near the anchor stores Carrefour supermarket and Centrepoint, and you can also take advantage of a valet parking service. 

To top it all off, visitors will be pleased to experience a new Carrefour service that allows customers to shop all their groceries in-store and have them delivered directly to their door anywhere in Ajman. 

City Centre Ajman offers some of the best restaurants in town

Discover all the new dining concepts at City Centre Ajman 


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Over in City Centre Sharjah, Nando’s, Gazebo and Chili’s are just a handful of the latest foodie favourites to open their doors within the newly revamped retail and lifestyle venue, which also includes new WC facilities, baby changing areas, prayer rooms and more parking spaces for visitors.

On the fashion front, you’ll find favourite brands like Khaadi and Nayomi within the mall’s modern new wing, along with familiar names like Sharaf DG, Healthy Sports, Daiso and Home Box

And film buffs of all ages will be delighted to learn that Sharjah’s first 12-screen VOX Cinemas is now open and it’s the 1st screen in the Emirate showing all the significant action and serving three different experiences: MAX, Kids, and Gold by Rhodes.

Discover the brand new shops and restaurants in City Centre Sharjah

Discover the brand new shops and restaurants in City Centre Sharjah

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April 2018

Foodie Edit: 3 Of The Best Pizza Places In The Middle East

These foodie spots challenge Italy in the pizza stakes.

The best pizza in Sharjah

Where to get the best pizza in the Middle East


Whether you’re partial to a deep pan, Roman-style squares or you’re a loyal thin and crispy fan, most of us can I agree on one thing – a mutual love for pizza.

One of Italy’s most famous foodie exports, the humble pie’s roots date back to 1889 when the first pizza is said to have been made to honour the Queen consort of Italy, Margherita of Savoy. Consisting of baked dough garnished with tomatoes and basil to represent the colours of the Italian flag, this foodie favourite has undoubtedly come a long way since with limitless options.

From stuffed crusts filled with melted cheese to gluten-free bases and a seemingly never-ending variety of toppings, we have tried them all to report back on the top three places for pizza fans to try across the Middle East. 

California Pizza Kitchen 

Serving up some of the tastiest slices in town, California Pizza Kitchen in Mall of the Emirates is a relaxed spot for all to enjoy and one of the best restaurants in Dubai to take your children.

The casual eatery is well loved for its classic Margherita (take your pick from either hand-tossed original crust or thin and crispy), but delve further into the vast menu and try the spicy chipotle chicken and fire-roasted vegetable options.

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California Pizza Kitchen in Dubai


800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza Dubai

Whipped up fresh using high-quality ingredients shipped straight from Naples, 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza is one of the best places to grab an authentic slice of pie. 

Build your pizza from an extensive selection of toppings (think rosemary turkey and smoked provolone) or opt for baked pasta, burratas, salads or grilled meat mains. We’ve chomped our way through the entire menu, and we’re delighted customers!

Find 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza located in Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Me'aisem.

Buy 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza in Dubai

800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza Dubai in Mall of the Emirates


Pizza Hut

You just cannot go wrong with a round of pizzas at this ultimate cheat-day foodie spot. We are long-time lovers of the too-tasty-to-resist super supreme pizza – an indulgent doughy bite loaded with toppings and stuffed with a melted cheese crust. 

Pizza Hut is located in Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Ajman, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Deira, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

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September 2017

Top 3 Kid-Friendly Places in Dubai

The little ones will love eating out at these fun and tasty venues.

The best restaurants for children

From Neapolitan-style pizzas to all-you-can-eat stacks of pancakes, we reveal the very best places to fill up hungry bellies at malls across Dubai and the wider Middle East.

Whether you’re looking for a quick pit stop to grab a bite on the go or a sit-down feast with the whole family, these venues offer something to suit all occasions and taste buds.

Bon appetite!

The Cheesecake Factory

This popular American important attracts the masses, and for good reason – The Cheesecake Factory Dubai’s menu is vast, as is the restaurant space, which overlooks the snowy slopes of Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates. Despite the sprawling size, the décor is warm and cosy with big banquet booths, amber lighting and more than enough seating options to suit your group.

Foodie highlights (and be prepared as portions are huge) include the spicy buffalo chicken bites, crispy crab wontons, California guacamole salad, and famous factory salad, while the little ones will love the roadside sliders and mini corn dogs from the children’s menu.

There is also a glass display cabinet by the entrance displaying a seemingly never-ending array of specialty cheesecakes, so don’t even think about not sneaking in a slice – it will be well worth the calories.

The Cheesecake Factory is located at Mall of the Emirates.
The Cheesecake Factory at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai

As the name would suggest the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) is THE place to get a great stack of pancakes. Aside from golden pancakes topped with everything from blueberry compote to white chocolate chips, the casual eatery also serves up a broad selection of breakfast bites, juicy burgers, melted sandwiches and quesadillas. If you fancy taking the healthier route, opt for one of the fresh salads loaded with greens, grilled lean meats or the soup of the day.

While the menu is already super child-friendly, there is also a specialised kiddie section with create-a-face pancakes, mac ‘n’ cheese and chicken strips.

IHOP is located at Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Bahrain.

IHOP serves some of the best pancakes in Dubai and Bahrain

800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria

Chow down on some of the best slices in town at 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria Dubai. Soft, chewy and perfectly topped, the pizzas are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
Take your pick from three different bases (thin crust, gluten-free or our pick – original Neapolitan) and load up the fresh ingredients, which includes beef carpaccio, classic pepperoni, gourmet ricotta, and over 20 different types of veggies.

You’ll also find plenty of other options aside from cheesy pies, such as tomato and pesto burrata, homemade pasta and lamb shank.

Kids’ meal deals ring in at just AED35 and include a choice of margarita pizza, creamy penne pasta or tomato spaghetti wash down with fresh orange juice and scoop of gelato to finish the feast.

800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria is located at Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Me’aisem.

A kids’ meal at 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria

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