Dubai's World islands to get floating restaurant

Sweden Island in Phase 2 will feature restaurant showcasing country's cuisine

Plans for The Heart of Europe
Plans for The Heart of Europe

The Heart of Europe (THOE) project on Dubai’s The World islands is to feature a floating Swedish restaurant, its developer has revealed.

Unveiling phase two of the project on the man-made islands off the coast of the emirates, Kleindienst Group this week launched Sweden Islands, which will be home to ten private villas based on Scandinavian design.


The island will also be home to the floating restaurant, based on Stockholm’s Saluhall Market. It will serve Swedish cuisine, including Snaps and Glögg, hot mulled wine and Saffransbullar during the festive period, and delicacies such as sour herring, Swedish meatballs, Raggmunk, toast Skagen, Swedish smorgasbord and crayfish throughout the year.

Kleindienst Group CEO Josef Kleindienst said: “The island will not only be home to the finest Swedish architecture and design, but it will bring the best of Swedish culture and lifestyle to Dubai.

“We want to ensure people are genuinely able to experience Sweden on The Heart of Europe, through food, music, festivals, traditions and architecture, and I am confident that once complete, THOE will bring a totally unique holiday experience to Dubai.”

Spread across six islands, The Heart of Europe is set to feature six hotels, as previously reported, as well as retail, entertainment, F&B and residential components.

Each island will aim to represent a different facet of Europe’s character and the first phase of the project is expected to be completed in 2016.

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