There is a new shopping and dining complex in Salmiya, called the Cube. Situated just down the road on Sabah al Salem street past the Sultan Center, it looks out on the Gulf Road. You don’t see a sign, but you will recognize the Cube structure. Inside are some regular favorites, like Paul and Zeit al Zatar. And some lesser known cafes like the Before Chocolate Café, Chocolat Italiani, and my favorite gelato, Frost Gelato. Frost is tucked away upstairs, but you don’t want to miss this one.
With all the great places to dine and have dessert, you will need to walk it off a bit and The Cube does offer some shopping options. There are the usual cell phone outlets and a couple small boutiques, plus a large Nasser Sports and an Xcite store, so a bit of shopping to go along with the eating. If you are energetic, you can walk just a block over to the new Marks & Spencers, and to the Symphony Mall, which is right next door.
It is great to have more options in Salmiya, particularly with ample parking. Check it out if you are looking for something different, and air conditioned, to get out of the heat this summer.