This Dubai Media City dining spot joins the growing ranks of eateries inspired by a sense of media connectivity. Inside this absolutely huge venue, you’ll find a sectioned-off smoking area where shisha is available. There is an equally large non-smoking dining section, inside which is an open kitchen counter and a salad bar. In the centre of the room is a massive communal table, and right at the back is the light and airy ‘library’ with a workspace-style bank of desks for those looking to use laptops. Service is present but pretty ordinary. While food arrives very swiftly, it feels as if servers are unlikely to grace your table unless flagged down. The menu is large and varied, with breakfast dishes, a few Arabic recipes, flatbreads, sandwiches and an international choice of main courses that spans burgers and fish and chips to chicken taouk. Overall, Avec offers enjoyable food of a good standard, making it worth a try during lunch hour for Media City’s many office workers.


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