Penned by: Hebah Fisher
I’ve developed an early morning habit - the exceptionally early bird Seattle lifestyle has begun to influence my habits. In Dubai, then, I was quite shocked to realise that after so many years here, I had never noticed how few cafes or coffeeshops opened before 8am. So, in case this same crisis befalls you, here’s a list of coffeeshops, graciously curated by a group of friends, you can count on before 8am:
Dusit Thani, Hotel - Trade Center
Open 24 hours. Yes, you read the correctly. And their coffee is actually decent. I’ve developed a slight obsession with their chocolate truffles, too.
Discovered by: Shahd Bani-Odeh.
Souq Al Manzil
6am. Technicalllly they open at 7am, but I’m under advisement they start serving their freshly baked croissants from 6a.
Discovered by: Kelly Eide.
Sheikh Zayed Road
Open 24 hours. Their coffee is surprisingly good, and those Tim Bits….
Discovered by: Salmaan Ayaz.