Hand-picked and home-grown, 17 award-winning chefs and restaurateurs have been brought together under one roof at Time Out Market Dubai to present the best of the city and add to the already vibrant culinary scene.
Located in Souk Al Bahar and opened this year in partnership with Emaar Malls, Time Out Market Dubai is the newest location for the food and cultural market concept based wholly on editorial curation, which is also located in major cities like Lisbon, Miami, New York, Boston, Chicago, and Montréal.
Opened to diners from 12:00 pm-12:00 am every day and up to 1:00 am on Thursday and Friday, Time Out Market Dubai is the largest, most exciting, one-of-a-kind culinary and cultural destination to launch in the UAE. Besides the award-winning chefs and restaurateurs, it also boasts three stunning bars and vibrant cultural and entertainment spaces.
Time Out Market, which debuted at an abandoned market hall near the centre of Lisbon, captures decades of local knowledge, independent reviews and expert opinions. Everything offered at Time Out Market locations has been tested by its editorial team.
The hand-picked 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, along with five brand new concepts: folly Workshop by Nick & Scott; Fulvio’s; Two Leaves by Project Chaiwala; Local Fire by The Mattar Farm; and Liban by Allo Beirut.
CEO of Time Out Market Didier Souillat said the team is proud to add the Dubai location to the city’s already dynamic culinary scene and to be able to present a new experience for residents and visitors
“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 talent 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,” he said.
The 43,000 square-foot location has scenic views from the 3,000 square-foot wraparound outdoor terrace overlooking the Dubai Fountain and the Burj Khalifa. The concessions are complemented by the 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 a selection of grapes. Guests can also relax and re-energise with a mocktail at the Palace Bar.
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 bathing the Atrium dining area in natural light and providing a peek at the Burj Khalifa, and neon art displays reflecting the urban landscape and artfully contrasting the overall natural aesthetics, Time Out Market Dubai’s design is impressive. Visitors will also be mesmerised by a mural created by Tarsila Schubert, a Brazilian-born, UAE resident street artist renowned as the first female artist to paint a wall in Amman, Jordan, to celebrate the FIFA Women's World Cup.
Time Out Market Dubai reportedly exceeds all health and safety standards in line with Government guidance without losing the fun experience that makes the Market special.
17 concepts under one roof
The award-winning cocktail bar and restaurant infuses modern with tradition and colour with flavour, creating an expression of ‘New India’. MASTI offers combinations of Indian food with global influences, including lamb croquettes, chipotle paneer and stracciatella butter chicken.
BB Social Dining
A unique home-grown concept with a Modern Eastern menu, offering fresh, compelling dishes to suit all palates, BB Social focuses on “Bites and Bao”, presenting signature dishes including ‘This is BB’ (braised beef bao), ‘Habibti’ (soft shell crab bao), cauliflower popcorn with truffle tofu sauce, and its renowned wagyu katsu with tonkatsu mayonnaise.
In association with Gates Hospitality, folly by Nick & Scott brings European cuisine to Time Out Market Dubai, a brand new concept serving up exciting dishes including 24-hour braised sticky beef ribs, crispy hens egg, and battered British haddock.
Incorporating the culinary diversity of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnamese Foodies transports diners to the bustling streets of Southern Vietnam with favourites such as ho and goi cuon. Other dishes include beef brisket pho, coconut prawns, and grilled duck sausages in betel leaves.
Using its own curation of sauces, pickles and the freshest ingredients from around the world, Pickl brings its deliciously ‘simple, not basic’ burgers to Time Out Market Dubai. Its menu includes Chicken Sando, Cheeseburger and the Beyond Burger.
Bringing Dubai’s favourite pizza to Time Out Market Dubai, Pitfire’s garlic knots and pizzas are made fresh daily, with dough proofed for 48 hours to produce a gorgeously soft yet crispy crust full of flavour. Pizzas arrive layered with crushed Italian tomatoes, locally produced mozzarella and Pitfire’s quality signature toppings.
Brix by 3fils
Providing diners with an elevated, unforgettable dessert experience by serving innovative and decadent curations, the menu at Brix includes regionally inspired dessert bowls such as karak tea cheesecake, the luscious African powerhouse, and handcrafted truffles and bonbons to take home.
The city’s most eclectic eatery, coffee roastery and zero-alc-brewery, Nightjar serves up quality craft brews and libations. It serves cold brew coffee, tea and kombucha on tap and nitro-infused tomfoolery. A range of sweet treats is also available.
Reif Japanese Kushiyaki
Serving up unconventional Japanese street food, Reif Japanese Kushiyaki dishes are edgy versions of ramen, uramaki (inside-out) sushi rolls, kushiyaki skewers, and a braised katsu beef and omelette sando.
Bringing delicious plant-based nutrition with a fun, creative twist Little Erth prepares all dishes from scratch, using fresh, quality ingredients free from preservatives. Dishes on offer include spring wraps, buddha burger sliders, and vegan shawarma.
Local Fire by The Mattar Farm
Dubai’s home-grown artisan smokehouse, The Mattar Farm brings 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, served by the half-pound or packed into indulgent sandwiches, including a pastrami reuben and brisket on a potato bun.
Local favourite Scoopi Café excites foodies with their spin on icy treats. It is famous for its unconventional take on ice creams, using liquid nitrogen to give its scrumptious creations a smooth and buttery texture in minutes. Other than ice creams and shakes, their menu includes a cotton candy burrito and an Oreo-stuffed crepe.
Two Leaves by Project Chaiwala
Project Chaiwala, a growing Dubai-born brand, launched their brand new concept called Two Leaves at Time Out Market Dubai. 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.
Fulvio’s is a brand new Italian dining experience launching in Time Out Market Dubai. The concept is named after Fulvio Opalio, head chef of Orange Hospitality, which operates Il Borro Tuscan Bistro and Alici. Fulvio’s signature dishes include parmesan wheel risotto, pumpkin tortelli, truffle focaccia, and grilled octopus.
Liban by Allo Beirut
Authentic Lebanese street food eatery Allo Beirut launched its new concept, Liban at Time Out Market Dubai. Liban serves up a selection of its most popular mezza, saj, shawarma, grilled platters, and fresh juices.
Offering a concise menu of authentic and beautifully presented dim sum and Chinese seafood dishes, Long Teng’s inventive menu features its signature dim sum baskets, seafood cooked in homemade sauces, and its signature seafood fried rice.
Offering diners a traditional Emirati cuisine experience, Al Fanar uses recipes passed down through the generations. The menu offers dishes such as sautéed black tiger prawns with slow-cooked biryani rice and seabass machboos. For dessert, its ever-popular Legaimat—golden fried dough balls drizzled with date syrup, caramel, or chocolate—is available.
With Time Out Market Dubai being the first of the brand’s expansion into the Middle East, the team said more locations are in the pipeline, including one in Abu Dhabi.