Those of you with a particular liking for food of the jerked variety may have noticed there’s a particularly Caribbean-shaped hole in Dubai as far as West Indian food is concerned.
But those of you who have wondered by The Dubai Mall recently might have seen that things won’t that way for long.
A brand new Caribbean eatery named Ting Irie appears to be under construction and a large yellow board currently shields what is to come.
Reading ‘opening soon’ in both English and Arabic, the sign additionally display what appears to be the slogan of ‘Jamaican Vibes’.
The indication of the fresh opening will no doubt have fans of rice and peas, ackee and saltfish and curry goat, licking their lips at the thought of this new arrival in the emirate.
Previously the city’s first Caribbean restaurant Bluefields was in Lamcy Plaza before shutting down in 2010, so it’s been a long wait for an outlet dedicated to food of this type in the city.
The name for this new establishment, is thought to have been taken from the Patois term ‘Everything Irie’ meaning ‘Everything’s good’ and shortened to become Ting Irie.