Time Out Market, the world’s first editorially curated Market, comes to Dubai with an extraordinary lineup of the city’s favourite homegrown chefs and restaurants, with its unique design inspired by nature, local architecture and the guest experience front-of-mind.
Dubai, UAE: Time Out Market Dubai, set to open early this year in the heart of Downtown Dubai’s iconic Souk Al Bahar, is excited to announce four additional restaurateurs joining the Market. This includes two exclusive new concepts and two established restaurant favourites. Fulvio’s, a brand new, innovative Italian concept curated by Fulvio Opalio, head chef at Orange Hospitality, will offer mouth-watering Tuscan flavours, while Liban by Allo Beirut is a new elevated expression on the Lebanese street food scene. Time Out Market Dubai also welcomes Al Fanar, which brings a taste of traditional Emirati delights to the venue, and Long Teng, known for its award-winning Cantonese dishes, will further extend the array of cuisines on offer.
These exciting chefs and restaurants will join the 13 previously announced culinary talents, including: MASTI, BB Social Dining, folly by Nick & Scott in association with Gates Hospitality, Vietnamese Foodies, Pickl, Pitfire, Brix, Nightjar, Reif Japanese Kushiyaki, Little Erth by Nabz&G, Scoopi Café and brand new offerings, Two Leaves by Project Chaiwala and Local Fire by The Mattar Farm.
The line-up of chefs and restaurants will be on offer to visitors within a spectacular space spanning more than 43,000 sq ft, including an impressive 3,000 sq ft wraparound outdoor terrace. The views overlook the impressive Dubai Fountain and the Burj Khalifa. Time Out Market global creative team collaborated with Time Out Dubai city experts and local interior designers, Zebra, to bring to life the essence and soul of the city in one culinary and cultural destination.
João Cepeda, President & Creative Director at Time Out Market commented: “The latest culinary concepts perfectly represent how Time Out Market Dubai is bringing a curated mix of famed homegrown talent together in a uniquely designed space. Like the content and stories of Time Out, the design of each Market reflects the soul of the city. The unique fingerprint of Time Out Market Dubai’s interior design is the addition of natural palettes and materials, influenced by the distinct colours surrounding the city. The columns are wrapped in terracotta tiles, reminiscent of the red sand dunes, while the wooden tables and aesthetics replicate the grain and colour of the city’s sandy shorelines. This artfully contrasts with the industrial interiors and neon art displays reflecting the urban landscape.”
Cepeda continues: “We have ensured that the layout of the space provides more intimate seating areas, inside and out, for groups of families and friends to spend quality time together, eating, drinking and being immersed in city culture. Further to this, the high, columned arches are in-keeping with Souk Al Bahar’s design, reflecting a modern spin on the traditional Middle Eastern marketplaces. The glass ceiling bathes the open plan atrium in natural light, where visitors will be able to dine with a remarkable view of the Burj Khalifa. We can’t wait to reveal more of what visitors can expect as we edge closer to the opening.”
Time Out Market Dubai, the first to launch in the Middle East, will open in partnership with Emaar Malls early 2021. As the UAE’s largest food hall, the fully licensed Market will feature 17 extraordinary homegrown culinary concepts with cultural and entertainment spaces where guests can enjoy the buzz and iconic views of the city.
The newly announced all-star lineup joining Time Out Market Dubai includes:
Fulvio Opalio, head chef of Orange Hospitality, joins the roster of homegrown chef-driven concepts opening soon at Time Out Market Dubai
Fulvio Opalio, head chef of Orange Hospitality, will launch a brand new dining concept called Fulvio’s within Time Out Market Dubai. Fulvio’s will feature a curated menu showcasing fresh and quality ingredients. Signature dishes will include parmesan wheel risotto, pumpkin tortelli, truffle focaccia, and veal ragu tagliatelle. Fulvio’s will be the latest innovation of Orange Hospitality, the restaurant operator behind award-winning concepts Il Borro Tuscan Bistro Dubai and Alici Dubai.
Liban by Allo Beirut will bring the nostalgic flavors of Beirut to Time Out Market Dubai
Authentic Lebanese street food eatery Allo Beirut will be launching its new concept, Liban at Time Out Market Dubai. With a mission to bring the nostalgic smells and flavors of Lebanon to Dubai, Liban promises to transport diners to the food markets of Beirut with every dish prepared. The new concept at Time Out Market Dubai will serve up a large selection of its most popular mezza, saj, shawarma, grilled platters and fresh juices from Allo Beirut.
Al Fanar will serve up the best of Emirati seafood at Time Out Market Dubai
With a menu inspired by Dubai’s cooking traditions of the 1960s, Al Fanar will offer diners truly traditional Emirati cuisine using recipes passed down through the generations. Visitors can travel back in time with their palates as they indulge in carefully crafted dishes by Al Fanar including sautéed black tiger prawns with slow cooked biryani rice, seabass machboos, and Al Fanar’s ever-popular legaimat – golden fried dough balls drizzled with date syrup, caramel, or chocolate.
Named Time Out Dubai’s Best Chinese Restaurant in 2019, Long Teng Seafood Restaurant joins Time Out Market Dubai
Long Teng offers a concise menu of its authentic beautifully-presented Cantonese cuisine. A paradise for dim sum fans looking for delectable seafood and more authentic Chinese flavours, Long Teng’s inventive menu at Time Out Market Dubai will feature classic dim sum selections, seafood cooked in homemade sauces, and Long Teng Seafood Fried Rice amongst others.
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 are Dubai, London, 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.