17 August, 2007

Dubai Ice bar

I made a short video of the ice bar in Dubai's new Time Square shopping centre. The food in the food court is quite impressive - fresh and authentic, unlike a lot of food court food that sits out in metal trays for hours on end. The Chill Out ice bar is Dh60 to get in, and then you get a free lemon margarita or strawberry daiquiri included (all mocktails, there's no alcohol there). There's also the world's first ever ice painting of Sheikh Mohammed (click to enlarge):

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8 comments:

Dubai Entrepreneur said...

The Ice Lounge doesn't make any sense to me though. It's a novelty, fine.. but I'm not sure it can last for very long. It's too small and just not comfortable enough. If I wanted to sit on ice chairs, I would go to Ski Dubai. At least I have room to move.

Don't get me wrong, I like the concept.. I just don't see it as a business that last for very long.

SD: I tried to email you several times regarding joining uaecommunity blog, but I never received a response.. what gives?

Who do I contact about this?

DUBAI JAZZ said...

Amazing!

btw, who's singing in the background, sounds like Dean Martin but I'm not sure?

Dani said...

Uhm, SD, your Youtube profile page is inconsistent with the religious, cultural, politcal and moral values of the United Arab Emirates? :O

secretdubai said...

Sorry about that Dubai Entpreneur - I have just done a search, and found that Gmail sent you to spam. An invitation should now be on its way.

The Ice Lounge doesn't make any sense to me though. It's a novelty, fine.. but I'm not sure it can last for very long.

Yes I agree - this kind of thing really works best as a night time alcohol bar, serving things like schnapps and vodka in the ice glasses. But Times Square is not licensed. So as you mention, it's really a one hit wonder. You go to see it, but you don't stay long, and once you've been there once you don't go again. And they need people to stay and buy drinks if they want to make money. I really liked it, though. If this was done in one of the hotels I think it would be a huge success. I still recommend everyone visits at least once.

btw, who's singing in the background, sounds like Dean Martin but I'm not sure?

Dean Martin and Nat King Cole, great guess!

Uhm, SD, your Youtube profile page is inconsistent with the religious, cultural, politcal and moral values of the United Arab Emirates? :O

They've blocked the entire /user subdomain. No clue why. Probably a glitch by SecureComputing.

Kyle said...

I still recommend everyone visits at least once.

I'll go, just as long they don't frisk me for my flask of whiskey - LOL!

nzm said...

It made the Washington Post with some interesting info on how it was made in Canada and shipped to Dubai.

The article also touches on Dubai's high energy consumption.

SevenSummits said...

Yes, NZM, you took the words out of my keyboard :- )
Just another addition to pure “unsustainable environmental madness” in the UAE (highest ecological footprint, highest per capita CO2 emissions, highest per capita water consumption …. last one depending on source) I’m speechless about this one!
Aren’t they lucky – besides the fact that failure to act now will greatly compound the cost and complexity of later remedial efforts - that this unsustainable land use and resource exploitation will foremost pose a threat to the human security of the already most vulnerable societies on this planet. Lack of compassion obviously results in ignorance towards the fact that these actions concomitantly contribute to poverty and incredible suffering elsewhere – yeah, well done!

Did anyone read the latest “joke of the day” in Gulf News?

Cheers ….

The Lady said...

Your videography skills are commendable, SD.

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