Relax in the laidback atmosphere of this Levant restaurant and lounge
Time Out Dubai staff
Levantine vibes, mixology masterpieces and Mediterranean flavours – Nawwara celebrates the region’s finest cuisines, perfectly prepared and executed with flair. Contemporary and sophisticated, this restaurant, lounge and shisha terrace is a chic setting to end the day and start the night.
The Chef Youssef Issa Chef Youssef has extensive experience in Arabic cooking and food presentation. He has experience catering for royal weddings and major events in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, including the Dubai Airshow, Taste of Dubai and many others. During these events, Youssef cooked for VIP guests, celebrities and royal families. The chef also represented Dubai during the Arabic Cuisine Week in Singapore. He has been a member of the Emirates Culinary Guild since 2006 and received accolades in categories such as New Arabic Cuisine, Traditional Arabic Mezzeh and Emirati Cuisine Meat Dishes. Youssef started cooking in 1999, when he visited his aunt in Damascus and saw his uncle preparing a dish in the kitchen. After watching the entire cooking process he was inspired to become a chef, and honed his skills in his mum’s kitchen before heading to Damascus to find a job as a chef.