Time Out Market: 12 dishes to try at Dubai's newest food hall

The new dining location in Souk Al Bahar features 17 pop-up stalls and three bars

Time Out Market Dubai, the city's latest food hall, opened on Wednesday in Souk Al Bahar, next to The Dubai Mall. The 4,000-square-metre market features 17 home-grown food concepts, plus three bars.

In keeping with the vibrant ambience and lofty interiors that food halls often boast, the "market" is framed by terracotta columns, a glass ceiling (with Burj Khalifa views), colours and textures that reflect a sandy shoreline, and a mural created by Brazilian-born UAE street artist Tarsila Schubert.

The launch ceremony was also punctuated by live artworks created by four Tashkeel artists, including architectural painter Mike Arnold, illustrator Abdulla Lutfi, sculptor Pierre Firas Abboud and figurative artist Chie Nakano, and will be on display all month.

Artistic interior and sanitising stations aside, Time Out Market Dubai is foodie central, with plenty of bites and drinks to keep Dubai's discerning diners satiated.

Scroll through the gallery above to see some of the dishes on offer.

Restaurants at Time Out Market 

Al Fanar

The Emirati restaurant offers sauteed black tiger prawns with slow-cooked biryani rice, sea bass machboos and deliciously sweet luqaimat dough balls drizzled with date syrup, caramel, or chocolate.

BB Social Dining

Serving "bites and bao", this homegrown concept's "modern Eastern menu" offers short rib and soft shell crab baos, cauliflower popcorn with truffle tofu sauce, and Wagyu katsu with tonkatsu mayonnaise.

Brix Desserts by 3fils

The dessert wing of the 3fils concept will serve truffles, bonbons, karak tea cheesecake and the chocolate-infused African powerhouse, a cake that uses single-origin dark chocolate from Ghana.

folly Workshop

Folly Workshop. Courtesy Time Out

folly by Nick & Scott offers European cuisine via its new workshop concept, with dishes such as 24-hour braised sticky beef ribs, crispy hen's egg and battered British haddock.

Fulvio’s

A new Italian stall launching at Time Out Market Dubai, this outlet serves risotto made in a Parmesan wheel, plus pumpkin tortelli, truffle focaccia, and grilled octopus.

Liban by Allo Beirut

The Lebanese street food eatery brings its Liban concept to the market, serving mezze, saj, shawarma, grilled platters and fresh juices.

Long Teng

Make this your go-to for comfort Chinese food: think dim sum baskets, saucy seafood and fried rice.

Little Erth by Nabz&G 

Boasting healthy plant-based produce, Little Erth offers made-from-scratch spring wraps, sliders and vegan shawarma.

Local Fire by The Mattar Farm

Artisanal smokehouse The Mattar Farm specialises in handcrafted smoked meats, served in 226 grams or packed into sandwiches including pastrami reuben and brisket on potato bun.

Masti

Head here for fusion Indian food, including spicy lamb scotch eggs, chipotle paneer and burrata butter chicken.

Nightjar

An eclectic eatery and coffee roastery, Nightjar will serve cold brew coffee, tea, kombucha on tap, nitro-infused mocktails, plus berry pancake stacks and fish finger butty.

Pickl.

Known for its juicy cheese and vegan burgers and homemade sauces and pickles, this menu also includes a delicious chicken sando.

Pitfire Pizza

One of the best pizza parlours around thanks to 48-hour proofed dough, Pitfire also does a mean portion of garlic knots.

Reif Japanese Kushiyaki

Chef Reif Othman's third food-hall outpost will offer "edgy versions" of ramen, plus uramaki (inside-out) sushi rolls, kushiyaki skewers, and a braised katsu beef and omelette sando.

Scoopi Cafe

The dessert parlour uses liquid nitrogen in its Insta-friendly ice creams and shakes, and also offers a cool cotton candy burrito and Oreo-stuffed crepe.

Two Leaves by Project Chaiwala

Project Chaiwala's concept offers a range of teas sourced from single-origin estates, which can be paired with "smashmosas", channa bowls, and okra fries.

Vietnamese Foodies

Feast on Ho Chi Minh-style street food favourites such as goi cuon spring rolls, plus 14-hour chicken thigh pho, beef brisket pho and coconut prawns.

TOM Dubai Fountian Bar. Courtesy Time Out/ Jack Wilkinson

Time Out Market Dubai is open from on Sunday to Wednesday, 12pm-12am, and until 1am on Thursday and Friday

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