Al Mangal Express Launches in the UAE

  • The home-grown Arabic street food brand is now open at Al Seef and coming soon to Last Exit  

Al Mangal Express has officially launched in the bustling UAE dining scene, serving its authentic Arabic grills at Al Seef’s waterfront promenade. The aim is to connect Arabic food back to its roots. Al Mangal Express brings together regional favourites under one roof. The recipes blend together to give a mouthwatering taste of Morocco, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, Iran, Tunisia, Qatar and Bahrain. Diners can watch as the chefs work their magic in the open kitchen. The Arabic street food brand will mark its second opening at the unique food truck concept, Last Exit, later this summer; bringing its motto ‘days of old’ to the UAE.

For visitors looking for traditional Arabic food with flair and on a budget, Al Mangal Express is a must-try. Al Mangal Express will serve a special meal from 7pm until 1am, during the Holy Month of Ramadan, for AED 32. The Iftar includes soup of the week to start with, served with hummus, bread and two main dishes, such as chicken machboos and lamb haneeth, which will change each week. Laban and dates will be served during Iftar hours.

Al Mangal Express serves a variety of traditional regional dishes with fresh-oven baked bread. This includes kushari from Egypt, tagine from Morocco, kamounia from Tunisia, and the Emirati favourite, machboos. For those with a sweet tooth, there is a range of specialty desserts on offer, such as lotus cheesecake and karak chai infused karak mousse. Diners can enjoy the refreshing and traditional taste of karak tea, Moroccan tea and Arabic coffee, with Emirati coffee beans.

The restaurant’s dining area at Al Seef expands onto a terrace overlooking Dubai’s much-loved creek. Families and friends enjoying a day-out, or exploring the nearby Al Fahidi Historical neighbourhood, will be immersed with the chef’s cooking show using a rotating grill and flaming oven. Al Mangal Express expansion plans in the UAE include an opening at the Last Exit later this summer. The restaurant will focus on serving on-the-go food such as sandwiches, Arabic street food style burgers and desserts. This coincides with Al Mangal Express coming soon to Bahrain and Qatar.

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