Home-grown Arabic street food brand Al Mangal Express has officially launched in the UAE at Al Seef’s waterfront promenade.
Al Mangal Express aims to connect Arabic food back to its roots, by bringing together regional favourites under one roof. The recipes blend together to give a mouth-watering 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.
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.
Alongside the Al Seef location, Al Mangal Express’s 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 launching in Bahrain and Qatar.