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Dubai introduces luxury dining on wheels

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Sudipta DevDubai

The newly introduced double decker Gourmet Bus does city tour of Dubai while serving guests a delectable five course dinner. The  two hour tour includes the best attractions in the emirate in the aesthetically built state-of-the art coach incorporating the latest technology. After Barcelona, Dubai is the second city to introduce a Gourmet Bus.

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Wissam Shaiban

All the guests can see the route on the iPad that is incorporated in the dining table so they get to know details about the landmarks as the bus goes around the city. Audio commentary is available in many languages. The tour starts from Dubai Mall and passes through Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah, Zabeel Palace, Sheikh Zayed Road and Burj Al Arab. The final stop is Madinat Jumeirah. The bus has a glass roof which provides a panoramic view of the city. It has a small kitchen. Interestingly, dinner is not served while the bus is moving. “It is parked next to Burj Al Arab and guests are offered a five star gourmet dinner,” said Wissam Shaiban, general manager, GourmetBus, adding that international cuisine is served during the tour including cold starters, hot starters, main dish and desserts. Guests have to book in advance and inform about their choice – whether they want to be served vegetarian, chicken or fish.

This new luxury dining experience on wheels can also be hired for MICE events. At a time 30 people can dine in the double decker coach. In summer time the tours will be in the evening from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm, later according to Shaiban, more tours will be introduced. “There are also plans to introduce afternoon tea tours soon,” he mentioned.

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