Introducing AIZA: a brand-new, homegrown, Greek-Mediterranean restaurant, bar and lounge, opening on Thursday, the 31st of December, from 6pm onwards, and on New Year’s Day, the 1st of January, from 1pm onwards, at The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. 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.
A warm and welcoming one-stop destination, AIZA is a fully licensed open-plan venue, with an alluring open-air terrace, where guests will find the ideal blend of mouth-watering Greek-Mediterranean cuisine, refreshing drinks, an extensive selection of shisha, and a specially curated line-up of live entertainment – all topped off by stunning views of the world’s largest fountain, in the idyllic setting of the East Marina at The Pointe.
A Night at the Cyclades: New Year’s Eve
AIZA is adding a touch of spectacular to its launch with an unmissable New Year’s Eve celebration – A Night at the Cyclades – on Thursday, the 31st of December, from 8.30pm onwards. Guests will be treated to a special NYE Menu for AED 550 per person, along with amazing views of the fountain shows and The Palm Jumeirah’s iconic firework displays, and a live set from world-renowned Greek DJ Thodoris Kokkalis. One lucky guest will also have a chance to win a gift voucher for four people for dinner at AIZA in the New Year. To top it off, every guest will be given a plate to smash, as per Greek tradition, and say “Goodbye” to 2020, leaving all troubles behind.
AIZA’s special NYE Menu features an array of hot and cold starters, including Seabream Marinated with Citrus Dressing, Chicken Souvlaki with Spicy Tzatziki, and many more. These will be followed by main courses of Greek Style Lobster Pasta, Rib Eye Steak with Fresh Herbs & Greek Olive Oil, Lamb Shank Ladorigani, and a wide assortment of sides. Desserts such as Loukoumades with a Selection of Sauces, Mini Galaktoboureko, Soulvaki Camelised Ananas with Vanilla Ice-Cream, and Vasilopita (Greek Cake), will provide the perfect satisfaction for any sweet tooth.
A Multi-Sensory Culinary Journey
AIZA’s carefully crafted menu draws inspiration from the Cyclades Islands and features a flavour-filled array of dishes made with speciality ingredients from different islands. Guests can look forward to being taken on a multi-sensory journey that explores the enchanting flavours 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 centre 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 symbolises 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.
A Night at the Cyclades
New Year’s Eve, 31st December, from 8.30pm ‘til late, at AIZA
AED 550 per person (alcohol charged per consumption)
Special NYE Menu of hot and cold starters, main courses, and desserts
Live entertainment: DJ Thodoris Kokkalis
Indoor dining and terrace options available (reservation required)
Guests will have the chance to win a gift voucher for 4 people for dinner in New Year
Every guest will be given a plate to smash
AIZA will also be open on New Year’s Day, from 1pm-2am (festive ALC menu & live DJ)
AIZA’s Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday – 6pm to 2am | Kitchen – 6pm until midnight
For enquiries and reservations, please call +971 4 575 5097
or email email@example.com