DINE IN THE DARK
It might look like part of an alien abduction, but this specimen is one of new restaurant experience Noire’s ‘sensory guides’ – a night-goggled version of what you’d usually call a waiter. Newly opened in the Fairmont hotel’s Spectrum on One restaurant, Noire is a curtained-off section where all light sources are banned, leaving only your senses of touch, taste and smell to help you navigate the three-course meal – when we tried it our taste buds were doing somersaults. Available Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 7.30-10pm, Dh325 for three courses with paired beverages. Dh27 of the proceeds from each dinner will be donated to blindness charity Sightsavers.