"Greek cuisine is finally taking some well-deserved time in the spotlight with the opening of GAIA, DIFC’s new hot haunt.


Now, most people who meander DIFC are suited booted and shiny – with statement spectacles and leather totes (read: fancy folk) – something which doesn’t automatically chime with Greek grub. But when it opened its doors last month, it ushered in all of the above and then some.


Renowned chef Izu of La Serre and carine repute is practically smashing plates with chef Oresti from Greece’s Peloponnese region, as they come together with a menu that’s both rustic and modern.


As a Greek with very high expectations, the litmus test for me is always: ‘do I feel transported to a beach-side taverna?’ Let’s just say GAIA’s menu made my heart flutter with pride and joy. Here’s why you need some of it in your life.

If it's good enough for HH Sheikh Hamdan, then it's good enough for you too! HH Sheikh Hamdan was spotted at GAIA earlier this month tucking into some Greek goodness. Enough said."