Inspired by vibrant Latin American flair, HOLA (meaning ‘hello’ in Spanish), is the latest addition to the beachfront development, La Mer. HOLA is an energetic, modern and innovative Latin Fruit Bar offering an exotic selection of fruit based delicacies. A perfect match to the continuous Dubai heat and beachfront location, the interiors are reminiscent of a live and vivid Latin American ambience with contemporary rustic accents, wooden details and patterned ceramics. The Emirati brothers Ali and Yousef Karmostaji are the creators and driving force behind the HOLA concept, which was born as a result of Ali’s frequent visits to Latin America. Inspired by the passionate fruit street vendors in Mexico, the vision was to bring this authentic fruit experience to Dubai.
Latin America is known for its vibrant culture and love for fruit, which constitutes the foundation of the playful HOLA concept. Hence the thoughtfully crafted menu entirely revolves around fruit based dishes, creating a refreshing, flavourful and eclectic food offering. Serving the freshest, seasonal produce straight from its source, HOLA houses an ingenious menu showcasing authentic Paletas made of tasty fruits, luscious ice cream filled Crepas, Mango Flower on a Stick, Teppanyaki style Ice-Cream Rolls and delicious Fruteros which are delicately prepared fruit bowls featuring handpicked ingredients. A variety of freshly squeezed juices, called Cocteles, and Smoothies made to order are the perfect option for relaxed beach days; adding a vitalizing alternative to Dubai’s diverse dining scene.
Award winning Head Chef Salvador Carrillo uses fine dining techniques to create outstandingly delectable fruity experiences (e.g. slow cooked strawberries which yield the exceptional flavour of the strawberry Paletas) whilst guests can experience live preparation of delicacies such as Teppanyaki style Ice Cream Rolls and artistically cut Mango Flower on a Stick first hand. The laid back ambience is filled with appetizing smells and fun-filled energy, a perfect destination for the entire family to unwind during long summer days.