Expect amazing Arabic-Armenian fusion cuisine...
An adventure awaits at stunning new upscale restaurant VAGA, a vibrant lifestyle destination set to make waves on Bluewaters Island. Launching on 30 th June 2022, VAGA was conceived and brought to life by OY Hospitality, the UAE’s most exciting and progressive hospitality group, who have their fingers firmly on the pulse of the Dubai social scene.
More than just a conceptual nuance, VAGA boldly fuses Arabic and Armenian cuisines, drawing on a lifetime of heritage and traditions from both regions.
The name 'VAGA' draws from the term vagabond, describing a nomad who wanders, roams, and explores. VAGA epitomises this eclectic approach by melding the traditional and the contemporary of two distinctive cultures, taking each guest on an exhilarating journey of discovery.
Stepping through the elaborate doors is akin to passing through a portal, into a breath-taking landscape of extravagant interiors and bold features. Optimally located in the thriving Bluewaters Island, VAGA boasts fantastic views of Ain Dubai and the Dubai Marina Skyline, making it the perfect location for adventurous clientele looking to discover new experiences.
The unique menu is engineered by the brilliant, Chef Sufyan Al Kebata, formerly at the helm of Ninive, La Cantine, and Twiggy. Chef Sufyan has long been a committed champion of Arabic cuisine and you’ll taste his unbridled creativity and passion in every delicious bite.
WHAT TO ORDER AT VAGA? THIS.
Must-order dishes include Manti, which combines beef ravioli deliciously with mint, yoghurt, tomato sauce, and chilli. While Italians have pizza, Armenians have Lahmajoon and this classic dish sees lamb mince, tomato, onion, parsley, and chilli sit atop a crispy base. Khorovats celebrates the culinary stalwart that is the Armenian barbeque, serving up a smorgasbord of delicious grilled meat. Gapama is a showstopping dish that will certainly arouse the senses of curious diners. This truly unique dish that sees a pumpkin being stuffed with spiced rice, meat, and nuts, results in a marvellous medley of taste and heritage.
THESE ARE THE COCKTAILS TO GRAB!
Award-winning Armenian mixologist and creative mastermind, Agassi Serobyan has curated a seriously cool cocktail list. This bible of mixology epitomises the progressive, playful, and modern DNA of Armenia with a catalogue of contemporary concoctions. Also known as “28 shades of tuff stone” given the inclusion of igneous rock, the colours and palettes of Armenian culture will be savoured with every sip. Arabicity, reigns supreme with the mocktail selection that harnesses the power of authenticity, taking guests on a unique journey through the spice route.
Opening Thursday, June 30th
Location: Bluewaters Island, Dubai.
Reservations Number 056-8000-990