The deal: What began as a quick Dubai holiday for Dan Furlong ended up with him setting up the UAE’s first ice-cream van company. While visiting his dad, Dan spotted a niche in the market and now has a fleet of five vans cruising neighbourhoods across the UAE, from noon until 9pm. The concept has gone down particularly well with the local Emirati community, who Dan says make up the majority of his clientele, but is also a huge hit in Al Ain and other quiet locales. Desert Chill stocks iced classics such as Fabs, Magnums and Cornettos. There’s also a Mister Whippy-style machine to fulfil that ice-cream nostalgia.
To have a Desert Chill ice-cream van swing your way, see www.desertchill.ae, BBM 21e20431 or call 050 114 2491.