Dubai, UAE (10th January 2021): Following a truly spectacular opening night on New Year’s Eve, AIZA, Dubai’s newest homegrown, Greek-Mediterranean restaurant, bar and lounge, is bringing the magic of the Cyclades to The Pointe’s East Marina, Palm Jumeirah, every day, from 6pm to 2am. At AIZA, guests can embark on a captivating culinary and social journey, while experiencing the perfect harmony of Greek-Mediterranean cuisine, inspired by the Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea.
The warm and welcoming one-stop destination, where guests can sit out on an idyllic open-air terrace, has added a limited-edition Philoxenia Menu and the all-new ‘Sirens of the Cyclades’ ladies’ night to its alluring blend of mouth-watering Greek-Mediterranean cuisine, refreshing drinks, and an extensive selection of shisha, along with a live DJ, and waiters performing Greek dances and traditional plate smashing – all topped off by breath-taking views of the world’s largest fountains.
To celebrate AIZA’s official opening, guests will be able to indulge in an extra-special, limited-edition Philoxenia Menu, featuring two drinks of their choice and a generously portioned, flavor-filled Mezze Platter, featuring a variety of delicious dips, olives, and spinach pie, for AED 99 per person, available daily from 6pm to 8pm, exclusively during the month of January. The menu borrows its name from the Greek word ‘philoxenia’, which translates to ‘friend to a stranger’, but, which also holds a much deeper meaning and represents an act of hospitality, welcome and goodwill in Greek culture. The Philoxenia Menu, therefore, perfectly encapsulates the unparalleled warmth and hospitality that guests experience at AIZA – the ideal setting for sunset sips, bites, and awe-inspiring views.
The Philoxenia Menu at AIZA
Daily, from 6pm to 8pm
Available exclusively during the month of January
AED 99 per person for a Mezze Platter & two drinks (including cocktails, grape & house spirits)
SIRENS OF THE CYCLADES
Experience a ladies’ night like no other, full of fun, enchantment and entertainment, at AIZA’s all-new ‘Sirens of the Cyclades’, every Tuesday, from 6pm to 10pm. Guests will be immersed in the wonder of the Cyclades, while enjoying breath-taking views of the world’s largest fountain, as ladies enjoy 50% off mouth-watering dishes from AIZA’s a-la-carte menu, along with a specially curated drinks menu, which includes cocktails, grape, and spirits. Guests are encouraged to make reservations in advance to avoid missing out.
Sirens of the Cyclades Ladies’ Night
Tuesdays, from 6pm to 10pm
50% off all dishes from AIZA’s a-la-carte food menu
50% off a specially curated drinks menu (including cocktails, grape & house spirits)
Offer applicable to ladies’ tables only
Advanced booking strongly advised
A MULTI-SENSORY CULINARY JOURNEY
AIZA’s carefully crafted menu draws inspiration from the Cyclades Islands and features a flavor-filled array of dishes made with specialty ingredients from different islands. Guests can look forward to being taken on a multi-sensory journey that explores the enchanting flavors of Greek-Mediterranean cooking. In doing so, they will embrace the true warmth of Greek hospitality, with each delicious dish served family sharing-style, generously portioned and placed at the center of the table.
The AIZA team’s philosophy is rooted in the culinary magic, hospitality, and warmth of service of the Cyclades Islands, and guests can expect to have their taste buds transported to the islands of Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos, and Paros, to name a few. From Greek cheeses, Kalamata olives, Mediterranean seafood, and the choicest meats, to Souvlaki prepared live at guests’ tables and authentic Greek desserts like Loukouma, Baklava and Orange Pie – AIZA sources the majority of its produce from Greece, along with a carefully chosen variety of the freshest locally sourced ingredients.
A HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Not your typical Greek tavern, AIZA’s exquisite interiors take inspiration from the abundance of Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea. At the heart of AIZA’s Greek-Mediterranean, dining experience are the roots of the iconic tree chandelier, taking guests back to ancient Greece. Exposed illuminated stone on the bar and inset wall pay homage to the island cliffs, while the flooring serves as a nod to the pebbly roads of the island towns.
Suspended wavy ceiling fabric symbolizes the forces of nature, reflecting where the sky and sea collide, and, through the arched window, panoramic projections represent the infinite beauty of the islands. A grove of olive trees and a finishing touch of dried golden palm leaves bless guests with the hands of the gods, while the boho-chic terrace is a one-stop playground for avid shisha enthusiasts, combining dining and drinks with music and breath-taking views of the fountains.