Location: Trident Bayside Building, Dubai Marina
Basement Parking, valet available
Telephone: 800 43546
Opening Hours: from 1:00PM - 1:00AM daily, Friday-Sat from 11:00AM-01:00AM
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The atmosphere is so chill, the view is great, has a valet parking, what else should one need to relax?
Hubby and I chose to go al fresco a few weeks back since the weather was perfect. Helio does not have a slice of the marina view.... they have a PANORAMIC VIEW of the gorgeous skyscrapers and marina. Unobstructed beauty. We just sat there, smoked shisha while we chatted the night away with the buzzing crowd around us, a mellow music in the background, the yachts and dhow cruises going back and forth, makes you think, "what a wonderful life to just be there, stress free."
I used to be a heavy smoker but I stopped a year ago (yey to me!), and so I was hesitant to try shisha since some of the flavours are a bit strong for me. Luckily, hubby's there to the rescue and got me a mint shisha... light and pretty. I love it and I enjoyed it a lot!
Helio actually offers contemporary Egyptian Cuisine, updated to suit Dubai's discerning palate without losing that Egyptian flare. Honestly? I have not yet tried it. I did eat Fiteerssssssssssssssssss the following day, yum!
I'll just have to make it a point to come back and try some special Helio dishes and update this blog, watch this space then!
We watched in awe as he knead, rolled and stretched them pastries to just the right thinness and filled it with so many mouth watering gorgeousness. There were dessicated coconut and sugar combo, Sojouk Feta, Beef and Beans, Minced Beef and Labna and Choco Halawa. They have a total of eleven mouth watering fillings, a choice between Savoury or Sweet Helios for you to choose from. .
It's AED 45 for one log, basically makes 6 good bite-sizes. A thin Fiteer is not what I was expecting. For the actual size that I took home, the price is pretty steep. I'm sure it was as delicious as the ones in the master class but I lost appetite when I saw it. Even my kids and hubby weren't interested to try them. Aside from it's really small, it was already cold when I reached home, so that's partially my fault.
I will still buy them when I go back to Helio but will definitely eat it at the venue. Fiteer are best eaten freshly baked.
Hubby is already planning to go back to Helio with his office colleagues. Shisha lovers, amazing view, relaxing ambiance and super friendly crew. I'm sure they'll enjoy.
UPDATE: On May 22, hubby and his team had dinner at Helios. He was a bit disappointed (so was I) that shisha was unforch not available that night because of some renovations but highly and happily informed me that the meal they had which were grilled meats and other side dishes were so tasty that he's been bugging me to go back and try it myself.
My husband is a primadonna (believe me!) when it comes to food and service and Helio seemed to won him over! Well,,, hats up to you Helio team, you just impressed a difficult paying customer without even a puff of shisha :)
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