DIFC hotspot Gaia is expanding internationally this year, but its also expanding its Dubai HQ space.

The homegrown Greek-Mediterranean restaurant – which is one of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai’s favourite places to go – has opened up its new terrace.

Expanding into Gate Village, patrons are now able to embrace the atmosphere of DIFC combined with Gaia’s ambience, alongside impeccable cuisine.

Chef Izu Ani, the concept creator of Gaia, notes how the new terrace encompasses Greek culture, encouraging guests to feel more connected to their surroundings and environment.


“When we are at one with nature, and appreciate the beauty of our environment, we feel more connected to others and to ourselves,” he says. “In Greece, when you are walking through the villages, you can see tables sprawled out across the patio, filled with people sharing meals, laughing and enjoying.

“We wanted to create this in DIFC, a community that brings people together and makes everyone feel at home.”

Open from 12pm, the new terrace, as well as the entirety of Gaia, is consciously adhering to social distancing measures, as well as all COVID-19 protocols.

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