Eataly Opens in Dubai's Festival City

Eataly Opens in Dubai's Festival City

With great fanfare and better food, Eataly welcomed our second store in Dubai on March 20. Located in Dubai's Festival City, the store overlooks the city's dynamic waterfront, so guests can enjoy skyline views along with our high-quality Italian food and drink.

“We are more than happy with the success of Eataly in the Middle East, which continues to appeal to those looking for a true taste of Italy," said Eataly CEO Luca Baffigo Filangieri. "We are excited to welcome the new Dubai Festival City store to the global Eataly family."

Eataly Dubai Festival City is dedicated to bringing foodies of the United Arab Emirates the taste of Italian simplicity. Following our philosophy, the store offers a place to eat, shop, and learn about Italian cuisine with eight restaurants interspersed with the market offerings. Just steps away from where guests dine, the shelves highlight typical products from across Italy's 20 regions. Each product is carefully selected by our expert buying team for the best expression of Italian authenticity.

Accordingly, after enjoying a delicious dish, guests can shop for the same high-quality ingredients used by our chefs. With recipes and educational free tastings, guests can discover how to recreate traditional Italian dishes in their own kitchens.

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The opening marks the incredibly successful first two years for Eataly’s first site in Dubai Mall. While more locations are on the way, Eataly Dubai Festival City offers the region its own unique taste of Italy, such as Venchi Gelato. Venchi is one of the finest and oldest chocolates in the world. The company is originally from Torino, the birthplace of Eataly and home to innumerable fine chocolatiers. The Middle East’s first Venchi gelataria has 10 different flavors, including Cremino, Giandujotto and Azteco.

"The public response to Eataly has been phenomenal," said Peiyi Lei, a senior brand manager of Eataly. "We look forward to our future in the region, continuing to educate and delight our guests with wholesome quality food and fundamentally honest and genuine Italian ingredients.”

Eataly Dubai Festival City is operated by the Azadea Group, which owns and operates more than 55 leading international franchise concepts across the Middle East and Africa.

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Benvenuta, Eataly Dubai Festival City!