One criticism repeatedly thrown at Dubai’s dining scene is the number of eateries that are imported concepts from elsewhere in the world
Time Out Dubai staff
One criticism repeatedly thrown at Dubai’s dining scene is the number of eateries that are imported concepts from elsewhere in the world. This is, however, increasingly not the case anymore. At the fine-dining tip of the iceberg, there’s the likes of Qbara, and in the fast-food spectrum, Just Falafel (with branches in London), which prove that Dubai has its own entrepreneurial ambition. Now, joining the ranks of home-grown exports is Dubai-based Bubbles & Boba. The Taiwanese tea specialists are due to be franchised across the region, launching three new stores in Qatar in 2014, with further growth planned. There is also news from Dubai’s Pascal Tepper French Bakery, which opens new branches in Abu Dhabi and Qatar, with plans of opening a total of 20 new venues across the region by 2017. Watch this space world, Dubai is a’coming...