Dubai's Café culture

We search out where to spend the long summer nights with family, friends and a little light entertainment in Dubai

Arguably, the Middle East is the cradle of coffee and café culture, and modern day Dubai certainly reflects this heritage in the complexity of its café scene. Inspired by café cultures from Arabic, to Greek, to French, Dubai’s coffee shops reflect the diversity and vibrancy of the emirate itself. They offer every style of coffee, every style of menu. And they offer every style of activity to keep you entertained, whether that’s golf simulators, a round of backgammon, interactive tables, somewhere to watch the World Cup final this week, or just the chance to mix your own shisha flavour. Since many of Dubai’s cafés are open until the early hours this month for suhoor (and many of you might be staying up late to catch the games in Brazil), we’ve selected Dubai’s best café experiences with a fun twist.

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