It’s a brand that is as famous for its crispy chicken as it is for its serpentine queues. And now fans of Al Baik in Dubai no longer have to wait in line for a taste.
The Saudi fast food brand has launched a delivery service with Talabat.
While delivery was initially restricted to areas close to the brand's Dubai Mall branch, a representative for Talabat told The National delivery will extend to 29 areas across Dubai from Monday.
The areas that will be covered include Downtown Dubai, Business Bay, Dubai Design District, Al Qouz 1, 2 and 3, Al Safa, Jumeirah 1, 2 and 3, Al Wasl, DWTC, DIFC, Al Satwa, Karama, Al Bada’a, Zabeel 1 and 2, Al Jaddaf, Dubai Healthcare City, Umm Hurrair 1 and 2, Oud Metha, Mankhool, Al Jaffiliya, Al Hamriya, Al Mina, Al Hudaiba and Al Raffa.
There is a minimum order amount of Dh10, and a Dh5 delivery charge. Al Baik will be active and open on the Talabat app for customers daily from 10am to 10:45 pm.
Some of the bestselling dishes for delivery are the chicken nuggets meal, Double Baik burger, Al Baik chicken meal and chicken fillet sandwich.
Fans of the brand can also order the famous Al Baik shawarma, Big Baik sandwich, shrimp meals and falafel sandwiches.
The wait time for the meals seems to be approximately 40 minutes.
Since the launch, it’s already received a four-star rating on Talabat. A representative of the company said one customer ordered ten of every main menu item when it became available on the app.
Al Baik opened its first UAE branch in The Dubai Mall in June. The 355-square-metre fast food joint is almost always packed and often has huge queues, which is also the case at Al Baik’s Expo 2020 Dubai venue, which opened in October.
The first Al Baik outpost opened in Jeddah in 1974, and Dubai was its third pit stop in the Middle East after two branches in Bahrain in 2020.
Considering its huge success, it’s no surprise that expansion across the UAE is in the works, with future plans to operate “across the seven emirates”.