Rama: This is not true! I’ve heard this rumour. Dubai really needed a bagel shop. When we opened our first store in Media City, there were lines around the block.
So the response has been good then? Mira: Yes, if anything the response has really proven the demand for bagels in Dubai. You sell H&H bagels, which as a New Yorker, I can safely assert are the best in the city. How’d you hear about them?
Mira: When we decided we wanted to open a bagel shop, we were researching bagels. We even tried making them ourselves (laughs), do you remember that?
Rama: Mira and I were up to our arms in flour.
Mira: It didn’t work. We had both spent time in New York and were familiar with H&H bagels. They’re one of the few companies that still does the bagels in the old way: boiling them.
Bagels are boiled? Mira: Yes, this seals the bagel. After they’re boiled, they’re baked. A lot of places sell ‘bagels’ here, but they’re more like bread rolls with holes in them.
How do you keep your bagels fresh if they’re shipped? Rama: They arrive half cooked, after they’re boiled, but before they’re baked. Circle, Dubai Media City, CNN Building, building (04 391 5170). Other locations: Beach Park Plaza on Jumeirah Beach Road (04 342 8177). Open daily 8am-midnight. All major credit cards accepted
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Danilo Oct 24, 2013 10:35 pm
It was an amazing restaurant in Dubai..The food is delicious you're surely loved the test and the place.It was the best restaurant. A lot of people visit there..More power..
Abrianne Rossi Oct 23, 2013 06:15 am
I have never met them but I think they are pretty awesome! I love their bagels specially their Big Breakfast in the house! <3 Hope to meet them one day!
Here's their website: http://www.circle-cafe.com/
Nadine Moukarim Oct 14, 2009 05:18 am
place is great but they always run out of different types of bagels and customers end up with two choices only. I hope they can work on getting sufficient supply as I have stopped calling after three days of no whole wheat bagels!