The highly anticipated Time Out Market Dubai is open – bringing the best of the city under one roof
Located next to the iconic Burj Khalifa the first-of-its-kind market showcases 17 home-grown food concept
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DUBAI, UAE (April 7, 2021) – Time Out Market, the world’s first food and cultural Market based on editorial curation, today throws open the doors of the highly anticipated Time Out Market Dubai and welcomes the public – in partnership with Emaar Malls. Located in the beautiful Souk Al Bahar, the Market offers an incredible taste of the city featuring 17 of Dubai’s award-winning chefs and restaurateurs, home-grown local favourites, three stunning bars, as well as vibrant cultural and entertainment spaces. Diners can enjoy the fun and exciting atmosphere from 12pm-12am everyday and until 1am on Thursday and Friday, to celebrate the weekend.
Last night, a selection of VIP guests were invited to try the Time Out Market Dubai experience ahead of the public opening. Under the necessary safety precautions, guests immersed themselves in a culinary wonderland of sights, sounds and tastes of the Market. The moment was celebrated with the Burj Khalifa illuminating Time Out Market Dubai’s opening story in lights for everyone to see. In addition, four locally loved and astounding artists from Tashkeel entertained the room, creating bespoke live artwork that captures the soul of the city. These artworks created by architectural painter Mike Arnold, illustrator and artist Abdulla Lutfi, sculptor Pierre Firas Abboud, figurative artist Chie Nakano and Victor Sitali, will be on display in the Market for over a month for visitors to admire during Ramadan.
Now, Time Out Market Dubai welcomes residents and visitors to experience an array of exquisite cuisines from the star-studded line-up, which was expertly curated by Time Out Dubai editors. The handpicked selection of innovative, home-grown concepts, includes: MASTI, BB Social Dining, Vietnamese Foodies, Pickl, Pitfire, Brix by 3fils, Nightjar, Reif Japanese Kushiyaki, Little Erth, Scoopi Café, Long Teng, and Al Fanar. Five incredible, brand-new concepts will also be launched at Time Out Market Dubai, including folly Workshop by Nick & Scott, Fulvio’s, Two Leaves by Project Chaiwala, Local Fire by The Mattar Farm, and Liban by Allo Beirut.
Time Out Market Dubai is the largest, most exciting, one-of-a-kind culinary and cultural destination to launch in the UAE. Spread across 43,000 sq ft the location has incredible scenic views from the 3,000 sq ft wraparound outdoor terrace, overlooking the Dubai Fountain and the Burj Khalifa. Fully licensed, the concessions are complemented by three spectacularly unique bars that surround the open and intimate dining spaces. The Fountain Bar is steps away from the open-air terrace, whilst the 13-metre Atrium Bar provides the best selection of grapes, meanwhile guests can relax and re-energise with a thirst-quenching mocktail at the Palace Bar. Guests have a wide variety of drinks to choose from including original mixed drinks inspired by global Time Out Market locations – from Lisbon to New York, Chicago, Miami, Boston and Montreal.
The Market’s design is as impressive as the food itself, with elements such as high terracotta columns framing the lofty interiors and reflecting a modern spin on a traditional Middle Eastern marketplace. A dramatic glass ceiling bathes the Atrium dining area in natural light and provides a peek at the magnificent Burj Khalifa. Meanwhile neon art displays reflect the urban landscape and artfully contrast with the overall aesthetics, replicating the grain and colour of the city’s sandy shorelines. Those visiting the Market will be mesmerised by a unique art installation, a mural created by the talented Tarsila Schubert; a Brazilian-born, UAE resident street artist. Tarsila is renowned as the first female artist to paint a Wall in Amman, Jordan in celebration of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Didier Souillat, CEO of Time Out Market commented: “We are thrilled to reveal that Time Out Market Dubai is now officially open to the public. We came to Dubai with a mission to bring the best of the city under one roof, which we have achieved with our line-up of incredible home-grown culinary talents of chefs and restaurateurs. Our extraordinarily brilliant Time Out Dubai editors have expert knowledge about the city and what food and culture cannot be missed. Alongside Emaar and the incredible Souk Al Bahar building, we have created a completely unique concept in the heart of Downtown Dubai.”
Time Out Market Dubai opens exceeding all health and safety standards without losing the fun experience that makes the Market special. This includes operating at 50% indoor capacity in-line with government guidance. It has also fitted the latest innovation in advanced air circulation technology and state of the art fresh-air filtration systems. To ensure continuous cleanliness, there are sanitisation stations at the entrances, a dedicated cleaning crew and plexiglass shields at all eatery counters and bars. To promote proper social distancing, artfully designed glass dividers are placed on the communal style tables, inscribed with interesting facts and anecdotes that reveal Dubai’s unique character. Contactless payment is also available via the dual language (Arabic and English) Time Out Market app.
About Time Out Market
Time Out Market brings the best of the city under one roof: its best chefs, drinks and cultural experiences. The world’s first food and cultural market based wholly on editorial curation, Time Out Market captures decades of local knowledge, independent reviews and expert opinions. Everything that is being offered in Time Out Market must have been tested and tasted and finally selected by independent Time Out journalists.
The first Time Out Market opened in 2014 in a historic market hall in Lisbon and quickly turned into a huge success with 4.1 million visitors in 2019. This unique format, which is all about making high-quality fine food affordable and accessible, is now coming to other great cities around the world as the company is rolling out Time Out Market globally. Time Out Market Miami opened in May 2019, followed in the same month by Time Out Market New York, in June 2019 by Time Out Market Boston and in November 2019 by Time Out Market Montréal and Time Out Market Chicago. Also in the pipeline Porto and Prague (the sites in Montréal, Dubai and Prague are the Group’s first management agreements) – all featuring the cities’ best and most celebrated chefs, restaurateurs, drinks and cultural experiences.