Time Out Market Dubai to open in Downtown Dubai in April, with 17 local restaurants

Visitors can expect to find homegrown favourites like Pickl, Pitfire, folly by Nick & Scott and BB Social

A new food market featuring a number of the city’s favourite home-grown restaurants is set to launch in Dubai.

The Time Out Market Dubai will be open its doors in Downtown Dubai’s Souk Al Bahar on Wednesday April 7.

Inside, Dubai residents and visitors will be able to find a star-studded line-up featuring much-loved local food and beverage companies such as Masti, BB Social Dining, Vietnamese Foodies, Pickl, Pitfire, Brix by 3fils, Nightjar, Reif Japanese Kushiyaki, Little Erth, Scoopi Café, Long Teng, and Al Fanar.

Meanwhile some brand-new concepts will also be launched: folly Workshop by Nick & Scott, Fulvio’s, Two Leaves by Project Chaiwala, Local Fire by The Mattar Farm, and Liban by Allo Beirut.

The market is a popular staple in a number of cities across the world, including Lisbon, Miami, New York, Boston, Montreal and Chicago, and aims to offer a diverse range of local flavours in a casual and social environment. The launch of the Dubai market will mark its first venue in the Middle East.

The market will overlook Burj Lake and Dubai’s famous fountains, and will be in close walking distance to The Dubai Mall. It will be designed taking safety measures into place, though organisers said the "fun atmosphere" the concept was known for would not be compromised.

“We are very proud to unveil the first line-up of chefs and restaurateurs, which reads like the who’s who of Dubai’s home-grown culinary talent," said Didier Souillat, chief executive of Time Out Market Dubai. "Our aim is to create a vibrant reflection of this city’s excellent and diverse restaurant scene and offer the clientele of Souk Al Bahar a mouth-watering mix of innovative cuisine and gastronomical delights."

The market is a popular staple in a number of cities across the world, including Lisbon, Miami, New York, Boston, Montreal and Chicago, and aims to offer a diverse range of local flavours in a casual and social environment. The launch of the Dubai market will mark its first venue in the Middle East.