Fans return to savour unique Emirati-Swiss flavour at Davos 2024

Hot chocolate with a UAE twist proves popular at Davos

The hot Emirati chocolate being served high in the Swiss mountains at Davos

The hot Emirati chocolate being served high in the Swiss mountains at Davos
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Davos attendees were treated to some Emirati hospitality in the early hours of the morning.

Nestled in the main promenade of the ski Swiss village sits a pavilion dedicated to the Emirates.

Throughout the week it has been serving a delicate cardamom-infused hot chocolate, giving a UAE twist to a Swiss favourite.

Hind Al Mulla, creator and owner of Home Bakery, told The National that it's her second time at the World Economic Forum and fans have returned for a taste of Emirati culture.

The kiosk has provided passers-by with a moment to warm up in the extreme weather.

Ms Al Mulla said her aim was to make Home Bakery feel like a bit of your grandma's kitchen in Davos.

The pavilion has also been handing out thermal gloves and hats, making the pit stop a special attraction for attendees.

Last night temperatures dropped to minus 14°C, which appears to have created a sense of camaraderie among visitors. Grappling with snow storms and slippery pathways gives a special sense of achievement.

The weather has not deterred crowds from attending the annual event, with the buzz of conversations and meeting of cultures creating a melting pot of ideas.

Updated: January 17, 2024, 6:20 AM