Priding itself as “the speciality food market”, Park n Shop has long had a fervent following of expats, mainly for its knack of catering for Western whims that rivals can’t satisfy.
From its humble beginnings as the A1 Supermarket back in 1989, the brand swiftly became a firm favourite and headed for the Safa Centre two years later.
Then came the crowning glory – Park n Shop’s mammoth 100,000-square-foot hypermarket in Dubai Investment Park. This addition gave the chain an even bigger scope to bring in goods from the UK, Europe and the US that you wouldn’t find on shelves elsewhere in the city.
However, there is far more in store than just Cadbury’s and Cheetos. The in-house bakery should be anyone’s first port of call for a wonderful variety of sweet and savoury – from beautiful Bakewell tarts to fist-sized Punjabi samosas.
Elsewhere, the butcher’s section is an Aladdin’s Cave of meaty goodness that also caters for fish fans, while in the JLT store, there is even a sit-down restaurant knocking out mostly Indian dishes along with the odd pizza.
Don’t overlook the non-food items, though, as there is a vast choice of domestic necessities available, saving you the Saturday scrum at one of the in-mall supermarket giants.
Convenient, welcoming and well-stocked – if you’ve never been to Park n Shop, one trip could have you smitten forever.
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