Vegans in Dubai enjoy food, drinks and shisha

Step inside Dubai's first vegan bar

which also serves shisha and alcoholic beverages

Its owner wants to break the stereotype

that vegan food is only about salads

(SOUNDBITE) (English) OWNER OF ALL-VEGAN "EPITOME" RESTAURANT, ANKIT SANGHVI, SAYING:"There is no place in Dubai which serves only veg food and you can have alcohol and shisha as well. Either we have to go to a place which serves only veg food but no alcohol or we go to a place which has alcohol vibes but there's nothing on the menu for us, it's only a salad or Margherita."

(SOUNDBITE) (English) CUSTOMER, BRAINY BRUCKS, SAYING:"Well, actually we really struggle. We've been vegan now for two years and we struggle in Dubai, so it is really nice to come somewhere that has a proper vegan menu and is able to cater completely for our needs."

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