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The city’s most hotly anticipated Time Out Market Dubai announces more local foodie favourites joining the largest food hall in the UAE

Time Out Market Dubai is set to be the largest food hall in the UAE. Championing favourite home-grown restaurants, the fully licensed Market, located at Souk Al Bahar, reveals five more foodie concepts with famed chefs set to offer the best of Dubai under one roof

By Time Out PR Admin

Time Out Market Dubai is set to offer Dubai foodies an incredible taste of the city’s most loved local restaurants and cultural entertainment when it opens its doors at Souk Al Bahar, in Downtown Dubai early next year. The new culinary hotspot is set to feature 17 local restaurants. Today, a further five foodie favourites are being announced to join an already impressive line-up - with more to come. 

The independent and culinary genius restaurants joining the culturally curated mix are: unconventional Japanese concept, Reif Japanese Kushiyaki; vegan café Little Erth by Nabz&G; artisanal ice cream spot Scoopi Café. Further to this, Time Out Market Dubai will also launch with two exclusive concepts by locally renowned brands - Two Leaves by Project Chaiwala, a celebrated chai concept and Local Fire by The Mattar Farm, the smoked meat powerhouse. These culinary delights in one fully licensed location will be a new exciting dining and cultural destination for residents and visitors alike. 

These latest additions will join the eight previously announced concepts including MASTI, BB Social, folly by Nick & Scott as part of Gates Hospitality, Vietnamese Foodies, Pickl, Pitfire, Brix and Nightjar.

The spectacular space in the beautiful Souk Al Bahar spans over 43,000 sq ft including an impressive 3,000 sq ft wraparound outdoor terrace overlooking The Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa. This Time Out Market will be the largest food hall in Dubai and the UAE.

Didier Souillat, CEO of Time Out Market commented: “Each concept that is part of our culinary line-up has been invited to join Time Out Market with a very clear aim to support home-grown, locally loved independent businesses. After months of tasting the top cuisine from culinary talents of the city, we are delighted to reveal the latest additions.

“As a brand, we inspire people to explore and live what makes the cities we are in so great - in short, experience the Soul of the City. At Time Out Market, we share the best, from restaurants to cafes and bars, to the emerging and iconic cultural talent of the city. In these challenging times we are proud to champion and support local businesses, and to be bringing an exciting new experience to the Emirate. While Time Out Market will be the largest food hall in Dubai, we know what the Market will actually be known for is the unparalleled quality of food, drink and cultural entertainment we will bring, along with iconic views of Downtown Dubai. We are also grateful to our partner Emaar Malls who helped to make this all happen.”

Time Out Market Dubai will open in partnership with Emaar Malls in the first quarter of 2021, where visitors can expect to experience an exquisite fusion of great food and buzzing entertainment.

The culinary talent joining Time Out Market Dubai comprises some of the city’s most celebrated restaurateurs:

Reif Japanese Kushiyaki serves up unconventional Japanese street food at Time Out Market Dubai

Reif Japanese Kushiyaki is an inventive homegrown Japanese concept founded by ex-Zuma chef Reif Othman. Boasting a casual and fun dining experience, earning Othman multiple awards, he brings modern and witty flair to traditional Japanese dishes through bold flavours and textures. Specifically, at Time Out Market Dubai, Reif Japanese Kushiyaki will offer edgy versions of ramen, uramaki (inside-out) sushi rolls, kushiyaki skewers, and a braised katsu beef and omelette sando. 

Little Erth will bring delicious plant-based nutrition with a fun, creative twist to Time Out Market Dubai

Founded by chef friends Nabih Al Momaiz and Ghalia Alul, Little Erth celebrates delicious and healthy plant-based and natural produce. Named best vegan restaurant in Dubai in the Zomato Users Choice Awards in 2018, Little Erth by Nabz&G was created to help change people’s perception of and relationship with food, specialising in vegan and raw cuisine. Little Erth prepares all dishes from scratch using fresh, quality ingredients free from preservatives. Guests will find dishes such as spring wraps, buddha burger sliders and a vegan shawarma on the menu at Time Out Market Dubai.

Dubai’s home-grown artisan smokehouse, The Mattar Farm will bring their passion for smoking meats to Time Out Market Dubai with their brand new concept Local Fire

Hattem Mattar’s smokehouse specialises in handcrafted artisan smoked meats. Visitors will be offered tender and delicious selections of smoked brisket, chicken and more at the brand new concept Local Fire by The Mattar Farm at Time Out Market Dubai. The freshly smoked masterpieces are cooked low and slow until the meat melts off the bone and bursts with flavour. Diners can expect smoked meat by the pound including sausage and turkey with smoked ribs and oysters making an appearance on weekends. Local sandwich favourites pastrami and brisket are of course on the menu along with new mains and sides like Brisket Mandi, Pastrami Mac and Cheese and the signature Reuben sandwich. 

Local favourite, Scoopi Café will excite Dubai foodies with their spin on icy treats at Time Out Market Dubai

This family-owned gourmet ice cream and chocolate café is famous for its unconventional take on ice creams and shakes use liquid nitrogen to give their scrumptious creations a smooth and buttery texture in minutes. The café’s handcrafted delectable treats promise to give diners with a sweet tooth a dessert experience to remember. At Time Out Market, Scoopi Café will give diners a unique taste of exotic flavours.

Two Leaves from celebrated tea concept Project Chaiwala will serve their authentic chai at Time Out Market Dubai

Project Chaiwala, a growing Dubai-born brand, was co-founded by local entrepreneurs Justin Joseph and Ahmed Kazim. Offering “Real Chai, for Real People” they will launch their brand new concept called Two Leaves at Time Out Market Dubai. Two Leaves by Project Chaiwala will celebrate  traditional chai brewing, providing the authentic taste of sweet tea mixed with delicious spices such as cardamom and ginger, served to you in delightful clay pots inspired by the original Indian street experience. A range of teas sourced from single origin tea estates, can be paired with their famous "smashmosas", channa bowls, and okra fries for a warming and comforting dining experience.

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