Dubai Mall offers new global dining concepts
Dubai, April 18, 2010
The Dubai Mall has brought new dining concepts to the city, adding to its global culinary platter, said a spokesperson.
The new concepts include Fauchon Café, the uber trendy Switch by Karim Rashid, Carluccio’s, California Pizza Kitchen, Eric Kayser, Joe’s Café, MBCo. Restaurant, Rainforest Café, Downtown Deli and Kozi Africafe.
“Dining is an integral part of the lifestyle of Dubai’s residents. With over 200 nationalities alone in Dubai, it is important to offer an equally diverse platter of global cuisines. At The Dubai Mall, our visitors can choose from a range of culinary cuisines including French, Italian, Indian, Japanese, Mexican, Lebanese and Iranian, suiting all palates,” stated Nasser Rafi, chief executive officer, Emaar Malls Group.
“Each of the food and beverage retailers in the mall has been carefully selected based on a variety of criteria including uniqueness or popularity, product offer, taste and service standards. From international fine dining to healthier ‘express outlets’ and fast food favourites, The Dubai Mall has redefined the traditional shopping mall dining experience.”
The Dubai Mall has five primary dining areas including an extensive dining offer along the Waterfront Promenade, Dubai’s largest and most diverse food court with over 40 options on Level 2, and a Café Court featuring customised ‘express outlets’ of some of the city’s most popular restaurants, located on the Lower Ground Floor.
The F&B offering along the Waterfront Promenade offers an international array of casual dining restaurants such as Café Blanc, Wafi Gourmet, Scoozi, Vapiano’s, Carluccio’s, Ping Pong Dim Sum and Dubai favourite More Café. With the outlets offering al fresco seating and views of The Dubai Fountain and Burk Khalifa, The Dubai Mall’s waterfront dining promenade is popular with both residents and tourists, he added.
For those who prefer a quick or casual meal the mall has two food courts. The main Food Court, features 40 outlets and can seat 3,000 diners. The second food court, Café Court has seating for up to 1,200, andfeatures 16 cafés and casual dining restaurants that have been custom-designed as ‘express outlets’ following the trend towards better quality, healthier food options served quickly in a casual open-concept environment. Mashawi, Assia in Wok, India Palace Express, Sumo Salad, Nando’s, Fatburger, Baja Fresh, Nordsee Express and a selection of cafés such as Caribou Coffee, Lemon Nar and Cinnabon are on offer.
Additional dining areas in the mall include 10 casual dining and ‘street-side’ cafés located at The Grove, the indoor-outdoor themed streetscape with its innovative retractable roof such as Napoletana, Ruby Tuesdays, Noodle Factory, Water Lemon and Uno Chicago Grill; a selection of cafés in the Gold Souk; and more than 50 specialty food outlets ranging from bakeries, ice creameries, fine chocolates, teas and gourmet coffee located throughout the mall.
To indulge in a post-shopping evening meal, Ember, the new signature restaurant located at The Address Dubai Mall has direct access from the mall.-TradeArabia News Service