Dubai is a city that comes alive through food. From the corner shops of Meena Bazaar to the bespoke beach side canteens of Jumeirah, the city teems with a myriad of mouth-watering flavours that tell the story of the warmth of Arabian hospitality, embracing culinary and cultural imports from around the globe. The tale is retold at SIKKA Café, a locally curated dining concept, where delicious Emirati food meets Indian and Persian influences.
SIKKA Café’s roots and aspirations are evident in its name; meaning alleyway in Arabic, the dining destination is unabashedly Emirati yet eclectic in its inspiration. Set in the tranquil enclaves of City Walk, the urban living destination in the city’s vibrant downtown district, it brings together the diverse eras, aromas, flavours and customs that has defined the city in a streetscape that buzzes with energy and activity.
True to its cosmopolitan roots, SIKKA Cafe’s philosophy on enjoying food is hinged on sharing. With its simple, uncluttered presentation, the café makes it easy for family and friends to savour a spread together. Although modern in appeal, the café’s vintage design elements transports diners to a bygone era, evoking the nostalgia and a barrage of shared memories.
The old neighbourhoods of Dubai are its life-force – it is the preserve of the city’s distinct culture and traditions, including its culinary heritage. Even as Dubai flourished from a port-side town to a bustling metropolis and its gastronomic tastes evolved, its taste buds remained quintessentially Arabian and rooted in the Emirati kitchens of Satwa and Jumeirah and the Indian and Persian fare found in the street-side stalls of Deira and Bur Dubai. SIKKA Café presents a modern interpretation of this culinary experience by cooking and serving wholesome food, beverages and shishas in an area that has captured the aura of the city’s original culinary hubs with a modern zest and sensibility.