Jones the Grocer will open three new locations in the UAE, bringing the total number of UAE branches to 13.
The new locations are Dubai International Airport (DXB) Terminal 3, Mirdif 35 in Dubai and Flag Island in Sharjah.
Jones the Grocer CEO Yunib Siddiqui commented: “The interest in our brand from both partners and consumers has remained strong and these three openings are a great start to a busy year ahead.”
The most recent opening and the brand’s first Airport location, is in Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 3, concourse B.
The store is specifically designed as a ‘Jones Express’ sub-brand of Jones the Grocer for high traffic transit hubs, and it showcases several new design elements and visual graphics.
It offers a dedicated express menu, which provides a range of portable items like single origin coffees, croissants, muffins, sandwiches, salads, soups and mains, with everything made fresh daily and packaged ready for take away.
Mirdif 35 is an LEED GOLD-certified development and showcases the new design direction for the brand, with a broader use of natural materials like marble, wood and metal.
Other features include indoor and outdoor seating, a trademark open kitchen, floor-to-ceiling charcuterie wall, glass cheese room, a dedicated coffee brewing corner and gourmet retail selection.
Located in the 1971 Design Space building on Sharjah’s Flag Island this is the largest Jones store in the world at 603m2 plus a 199 m2 al fresco dining area.
It has a children’s play space and views over the bay of Sharjah.
All the bread and pastry is made fresh onsite, and the venue features a cheese room, a charcuterie counter and a speciality coffee brewing station.
It is also the first Jones the Grocer to offer handmade pizza as a part of its every day menu.