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UAE desert cafe offers winter gateway

STORY: Welcome to the UAE’s pop-up café in the desert

Location: Dubai-Sharjah border

Café ‘One Degree Winter’ sits among sand dunes

offering visitors food, drinks and entertainment

[Vivien Valtner, Dubai resident]:

''You are outside the city, you are in the desert, you have the comfort of some cold drinks or a coffee. It is not too far from Dubai and yeah, I think the vibe is beautiful, they have some entertainment, which is really nice.’’

The pop-up business first opened three years ago

[Owner, Ahmed Abdallah Al Katbi]

"We have set aside an area for children and families, we have also provided food, coffee, drinks - any services that they might need in the middle of the desert - and all in a location that is easy to access."