What is it?
The contemporary overhaul of popular restaurant Mezza House, in Dubai's Downtown by Pallavi Dean's Roar Design Studio.
Inspiration comes from the dramatic landscape of the Yarmouk River Valley – a small but diverse ecosystem on the border of Syria and Jordan.
Subtle but important regional differences are reflected in the contemporary interior, reminiscent of Mezza House's food offering.
A labyrinthine network of golden pipes that runs across the 290sqm restaurant, mapping out the guests’ journey.
Rattan furniture and striking floral arrangements bring the outdoors indoors.
In the designer's words
Pallavi says: "During concept development, we kept coming back to the Yarmouk River Valley. This is where Jordan meets Syria, where the lush riverbed rises up to meet the jagged mountains, and where summer meets winter.
"It is also a designer’s dream: the landscape offers an incredible array of textures and colours as inspiration. Our client wanted to redefine what a contemporary Levantine restaurant should look and feel like in Dubai today so we thought the Yarmouk River Valley with its vast diversity has the perfect connotations.”
Go there because...
Appreciate the interiors, grab a mocktail and watch the cars go by on the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard.