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A brand-new

Dubai Design District restaurant, Belong is also a lounge that offers a discerning combination of comfort foods from across the Mediterranean. With a bold range of beverages, and live music, their menu is designed for sharing, reinventing classic comfort food for the modern palate.

Belong occupies a small unit in building 8 close to Japanese street-food hot spot Akiba Dori. Belong offers a bar, lounge and restaurant feel and is very popular. While entering, clients will find bright and colourful interiors appealing. Their walls are adorned with traditional tiles, retro murals beside sleek contemporary furniture. Belong is a blend for old and new, east and west, traditional and innovative – a place where everyone feels at home. Belong features a retro-style mural painted by an Iranian artist living in Dubai giving a galley-like feel to the restaurant.

Traditional dishes like succulent lamb chops

are transformed with zaatar chimichurri, while an assortment of grilled delicacies are paired with mouth-watering sides for simple excellence. Right from the Santorini coast to the alleys of Achrafieh, Belong’s warm interior captures artisanal influences from the Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf. Combining an urban charm with Mediterraneanessence, Belong restaurant and lounge raves about the laidback luxe of Dubai Design District presenting casual appeal. The sparkling atmosphere offers the perfect venue to accommodate corporate lunches, dinner parties and celebrations of all sorts. Dubai Design District (d3) is the neighborhood that has flourished into a remarkable place with small boutiques, licensed restaurants, a nightclub (Base Dubai) and a few cafes that now thriving.

Their back room can

be booked for exclusivity, featuring the bar area that serves up a small selection of expertly crafted cocktails and a DJ booth. Ricotart is a blend between pizza and flatbread with a generous serving of ricotta and parmesan cheeses piled on top of a puff pastry base. They also serve halloumi salad with cubes of grilled halloumi combined alongside pomegranate seeds, zereshk berries and arugula leaves. The pulled lamb sliders are great at Belong. Visitors can enjoy soft rustic buns jam packed with home-made pickles, a tahini and lemon sauce and tender lamb shoulder, with Middle Eastern element of shawarma spice marination. Offering choices of ribeye, baby chicken, hammour and salmon. The lamb chops are prepared with a lot of care just as they prepare the meat that provides a smoky char with tender meat. The Arabic flavors are seen with the traditionally South

American dipping sauce. Belong also serves six intriguing desserts that present different textures. The chocolate halwa fondant at Belong is delightful, with the cake offering ooze, making it exciting with the melted halwa inside. Diners must try cherry sorbet and French Toast Soufflé here.

Innovation and creative, Belong gives a feel that is an appropriate combination for the stylish setting. A place where everyone belongs.

Hours: 12:00 – 02:00

Contact: Belong 1st Floor, Building 8 Dubai Design District Dubai – United Arab Emirates. Tel.: +971 4 566 8374 e-mail: Web:

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