Time Out Market, the world’s first food and cultural Market based on editorial curation - is set to open Time Out Market Dubai, on Wednesday April 7, 2021, 12pm in Downtown’s Souk Al Bahar. The Market, which brings the best of the city under one roof, will offer incredible culinary delights by 17 award-winning, homegrown chefs and restaurateurs, three stunning bars and vibrant cultural entertainment. Opening in line with current Covid-19 guidelines, the Market will operate at a reduced capacity and with carefully planned distancing measures to ensure that guests can still sample the true Time Out Market experience.
Dubai residents and visitors will be amazed by the Market’s star-studded line-up, which has been curated by Time Out Dubai editors, who are experts of the city. Innovative, homegrown concepts include; MASTI, BB Social Dining, Vietnamese Foodies, Pickl, Pitfire, Brix by 3fils, Nightjar, Reif Japanese Kushiyaki, Little Erth, Scoopi Café, Long Teng, and Al Fanar. Four 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 will open in partnership with Emaar and is set to be the biggest, best and 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. The 13-metre Atrium Bar provides the best selection of grapes, while guests can relax and re-energise with a thirst-quenching mocktail at the Palace Bar. Guests will 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 reflecting a modern spin on a traditional Middle Eastern marketplace. A dramatic glass ceiling offers spectacular views of the Burj Khalifa and bathes the Atrium dining area in natural light. Meanwhile neon art displays reflect the urban landscape and artfully contrast with the overall natural aesthetics. 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: “From opening our first Time Out Market in Lisbon in 2014 to launching five Market’s in Northern America in 2019, we are now very proud to say we are opening Time Out Market Dubai to everyone on the 7th April 2021. Dubai is a melting pot of different cultures, which makes it one of the hottest culinary food destinations in the world and we are excited to bring the best of the city under one roof. This brand-new Market celebrates Dubai's most innovative and exciting homegrown culinary talent, which has been carefully curated by our Time Out editors - who are city experts and really know the best of the best. This makes Time Out Market Dubai an exceptional and unique dining and cultural experience, which is not to be missed and the first of its kind in the city.
While restrictions are in place, we are opening in partnership with Emaar to provide guests with our wide variety of cuisines for families and friends to enjoy together safely - set in the most iconic location in Dubai. We cannot wait to bring further news of our exciting line-up of cultural activities and more, as we welcome visitors and tourists to experience the best of what this special, vibrant city has to offer when travel resumes.”
Time Out Market Dubai will open 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 will be 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 will be placed on the communal style tables, inscribed with interesting facts and anecdotes that reveal Dubai’s unique character. Contactless payment will also be available via the dual language (Arabic and English) Time Out Market app.