Freakshakes in the Middle East: Beat the heat with these insane milkshake spots

Here's the top six milkshake spots in the region. (Shutterstock)
Updated 11 August 2018
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Freakshakes in the Middle East: Beat the heat with these insane milkshake spots

We all love a classic strawberry or vanilla milkshake, but this summer we want to try out these new, totally over the top, delicious “freakshakes.”
Black Tap

Dubai’s Black Tap serves up what could only be described as a “sweet-tooth mania.” The burger joint offers “Instagramable” milkshakes mounted with cakes, brownies, cookies, candy, and mountains of cream. The imagination is the limit with this place.
Shakes

Although not exactly a “Freakshake”, this Saudi milkshake hotspot is a classic. With over 70 flavours to choose from, you can make your perfect milkshake blend – and YES, you can make it yourself! So, let the milkshake-freak within you go wild.
Millions of Milkshakes

For a quirky shake, Kuwait’s Millions of Milkshakes is the one. Who would have thought to mix Mango and Kitkat, or Strawberry, Banana, and Mango with Ferrero Roche? Well, according to customers – it’s a match made in milkshake heaven.
Shakeaway

This Beirut shake hangout seems to have it all. The British franchise offers a variety of chocolatey milkshakes for those of us who have a sweet tooth and healthy, fruity shakes for those who love natures flavors.
Fume

The MONSTER SHAKE – it’s all in the name! The home-grown Dubai restaurant with its hip vibe is famous for its milkshakes, which range from the “Bro-nut monster shake” to the “Berry freaky wild berries.” If the names are anything to go by, then you are in for a surprise.
The Counter Burger

This Jeddah burger spot is not only known for its “burger customization” but also their larger than life shakes. You can make your own shake, or go for the Birthday Cake Shake (vanilla ice cream, cake mix and rainbow sprinkles) or the Banana Split Shake (vanilla ice cream, fruits, caramel and chocolate syrup).


Keira Knightley film calls for unity in divided times

Updated 19 February 2019
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Keira Knightley film calls for unity in divided times

  • The film is set during the reconstruction of post WWII Germany
  • The port city of Hamburg suffered a devastating bombing raid by the Allied forces in July 1943

LONDON: Keira Knightley said her new film “The Aftermath,” set in the bombed-out ruins of Hamburg just after the end of the Second World War, had important lessons on building bridges that were very relevant for today’s divided societies.
The romantic drama sees Knightley play Rachael Morgan, who moves to Germany to be with her husband, a British colonel who has a leading role in the reconstruction effort in Hamburg. They move in with a German widower and his troubled daughter.
Her co-stars, Australian Jason Clarke who plays her husband Lewis and Swedish Alexander Skarsgard, who plays a German architect also attended the world premiere at London’s Picturehouse Central on Monday.
“It’s very relevant for now. It’s about building bridges, it’s about how we see each other as human beings and we don’t demonize each other and that’s obviously something that we need to do right now,” Knightley said.
The port city of Hamburg suffered a devastating bombing raid by the Allied forces in July 1943, known as “Operation Gomorrah,” that killed some 40,000 people and caused the destruction of swathes of the city.
“I knew nothing about the rebuilding of Germany ... I haven’t thought about how unbelievably difficult it must have been to not only physically rebuild these places but also mentally for English and German people ... who had been enemies, who had literally killed each other for six years, to suddenly forgive and move forward,” Knightley said.
Clarke said: “We’ve benefited so much from the Lewis Morgans who put Europe together ... guys like him built it up and made Germany and Europe what it is today, we all stand on the threshold of wanting to tear it down.”
“The Aftermath” opens in cinemas in Britain on March 1, and in the United States on March 15.