The new venue located on the second floor, close to Ferrari World will be a hub for the local community
Urban retrEAT, Abu Dhabi’s first food incubator, has opened its doors to the general public to bring together local food vendors from across the UAE in a fun and quirky space.
Visitors will be taken on a culinary journey from the streets of Venezuela, to a plaza in Italy, a back alley in Dubai and a village in Lebanon. The new venue will house twelve food vendors rotating every three months. The first twelve vendors include Mr. Brisket, Off the Hook, Casa Latina, Tawa Bakery, Firefly Burger, Piddza, Chez Moe Café, Roll-Ups by Sukkar Dose, Bubble Waffles by Sukkar Dose, Hue Artisan Pasta, Fatteh O Salata and Casa De Churros.
From briskets and burgers to bubble waffles, sliders and salads to sugar laden deserts and even gluten-free goodies, there’s something for everyone to choose from. The offerings also include vegan options, including vegan pasta, salads and arepas.
Urban RetrEAT is founded by local entrepreneur, Dana Alsharif who has years of experience working in the food industry in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Her aim is to create the largest platform to support home-grown talent in expanding their businesses and for Urban retrEAT to become a food incubator, creating and setting trends in the Middle East’s food scene.
The venue will also host local talents such as musicians and artists, offering them a platform to showcase their work and perform for customers within Urban retrEAT.
“We’re developing an space that can act as a hub for the local community and a platform for home-grown food vendors,” Alsharif explains.
“The constant rotating of vendors offers an ever-changing experience for diners meaning all tastes and palates will be catered for. We are creating a space that’s fun, social and unpretentious and bring something totally different to the Abu Dhabi food scene.”