Penelope Walsh takes a saunter down Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard to scout out the best eating options on the street.

It’s not only the name change that reflects this Dubai street’s hunger for all things new, because on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (formerly Emaar Boulevard) there is rarely an end in sight to the new launches popping up. This month, to mark Ramadan, the boulevard has welcomed the opening of a dedicated iftar pop-up called the Downtown Tent, as well as the rebranded Vida Downtown Dubai (formerly the Qamardeen Hotel). This week, we’ve diligently sought out new places to eat, the hidden gems and existing favourites in the area for you to try.

Fournil de Pierre
Designed in the dark tones of an old-school Parisian coffee stop, Fournil de Pierre’s showpiece is the enticing patisserie counter, serving bread, pastries, croissants and tarts all baked fresh daily, including a staggering 20 varieties of bread.
(04 420 3070).