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Not only an uber cool cafe, Local Uae also hosts a trendy barber shop and a “hidden” high end sneakers and street wear shop
A cool new cafe at Al Raha Beach
If like us, you love discovering cool new coffee spots around Abu Dhabi, then you should head to Local located at Al Zeina – Al Raha Beach-.
The residents living both in Khalifa City A or at Raha Beach – from Al Bandar, to Al Muneera or Al Zeina – will certainly be delighted to see this specialty coffee shop with a cool decor.
We really liked the overall feel-a mix of minimalistic, urban and industrial vibes, with a large communal table facing the counter, a cozy corner with leather sofa and large leather and metal suitcase used as a low table. With the uplifting music and great decor you will want to stay a while, to enjoy your coffee.
If you are a keen follower of the Instagram community in Abu Dhabi, you’ll soon notice that the the turquoise neon light on the coffee wall is often featured on local accounts.
If you’d like a sweet bite while sipping your drink, LOCAL proposes a variety of muffins, cheesecakes or tarts that we highly recommend as they outsource them from our favorite deli in the city – Wheatfields located in Al Rayannah community – and they just taste fab, especially the vegan chocolate tart.
The cafe is open daily from 7 am to 10 pm.
The barber shop corner
Whether you have boys, teen boys, a hubby or you are one of our male readers, please go check the super trendy barber shop within the cafe.
You can actually book your appointment online for full hair or beard services (link here: https://localco.ae/index.php#barber).
Pricing is fair – about 90 AED for a cool haircut for kids and 155 AED for adults. We noticed the shop was using The Grown Alchemist and other trendy brands. They also have a retail corner proposing a couple of men’s hair products including the Bona Fide fine hair pomade and texture sprays that have stylish and colorful packaging – they can also make a cool gift for men.
Oh , we almost forgot to mention you get a free coffee while visiting the barber shop. Our little one got his haircut there and already had us promise we would stick to this barbershop as it was the first time for years he went out proud of his new hairstyle.
On weekdays, the barbershop is open daily from 12 pm to 9 pm (closed on Mondays). It is open from 10 am to 7 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
The hidden sneakers and street wear shop
Apart from a few tee-shirts displayed on a wall and high-end sneakers presented under glass vitrines in the corridor leading to the barber shop entrance, there is a floor to ceiling glass mirror at the back that leads to an almost ‘secret’ retail corner. Once you press the button on your right of the glass mirror, a secret door opens and you enter a very stylish boutique with a minimalist decor.
The sneakers connoisseurs will be in awe browsing the shelves as the shop showcases some of the trendiest sneakers on the market with price tags heading up to a few thousand dirhams.
We also noticed on the walls a few Palace x Ralph Lauren skateboard decks by SUPREME – there are a few more inside the barber shop too.
A welcome new addition in the city and without any doubt
the most stylish concept store/cafe/barber shop in the city for men.
LOCAL UAE | A Cafe + barber shop + retail shop | Al Zeina, Al Raha beach, Abu Dhabi
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