Olea - Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

Barsha 1, Kempinski Hotel Mall Of the Emirates, Dubai

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Our Review

Levantine Delight or Another Average Arabic Restaurant?

Home Away From HomeDoes food travel well? Dubai is home to so many cuisines from all over the world, and many visitors and expats alike often compare their native cuisine here to that in their home country. That's no different for people from the Middle East. I've often heard friends from the Levant region say that food in restaurants at home tastes way better, and often to my experience, they are right. They also say food from their mum's kitchen is better still. So when I planned to review Olea, a new Levantine restaurant in the Kempinski Hotel in Mall of The Emirates (opened 5 November), I immediately invited a friend who is a native of the region to really put it through its paces…