In the United Arab Emirates, there are many spaces dedicated mainly to children. Between amusement parks, restaurants, and libraries... What if the future of the Emirates laid in youth?
Regardless of the continent on which a child is living, the steps to the age of majority remain the same: learning to walk, learning to eat well, learning to read and write… Yet today, taking your child out to dinner can become a real headache. What does the food in the children’s menu contain? Is it really good for him? Faced with this lack of certainty, Hana Al-Mulla, a Dubai resident, decided to act by opening a children’s restaurant.
“From experience, I have always found it difficult to decide where to take my children to eat. White and the Bear offers a stress-free solution for parents and a fun and creative space for children” – Hana Al-Mulla
Considered by Hana to be the world’s first children’s restaurant, White and the Bear opened its doors in Dubai at the end of July. Free of products containing nuts, the restaurant offers hypoallergenic meals such as sugar-free date balls, hamburgers made with carrots and apples or Bolognese pasta with vegetables in disguise. In addition to the tasting area, White and the Bear also offers a cooking area where children can learn recipes that are easy to reproduce at home.
Abu Dhabi is building a new children’s library
There are also other sites in the United Arab Emirates, where children reign supreme. In early September, a children’s library is expected to open in Abu Dhabi, in the heart of the Al Hosn Cultural Foundation.
This edutainment space of 5,250 square meters will be spread over three floors and divided into several social spaces, adapted to the child’s age. Learning space, 3D play space, narrative space… Each floor will have a different design concept reflecting the country’s rich and varied landscapes.