Dubai-based retailer Marka has announced that it is opening the first Reem Al Bawadi outlet in Abu Dhabi as part of its ongoing expansion plans for its flagship brand.
The new restaurant brings Reem Al Bawadi to Dalma Mall and will offer a total capacity of 243 covers, with 111 seats inside and 132 seats outside.
The venue, which will open this spring, also features a TV screens and large screen projectors, allowing guests to catch-up on sporting events, a statement said.
Khaled Al Mheiri, vice chairman and CEO of Marka, said: “We are delighted to be introducing Reem Al Bawadi’s authentic Middle Eastern cuisine and famed hospitality to the UAE capital.
"It is a milestone in our focused expansion efforts and represents the first in a number of exciting new openings that will follow within the year. We have undertaken four Reem Al Bawadi expansions over the past 18 months, which has grown the franchise to a total of 12 outlets across the GCC.”
He added: “We have robust expansion plans for the restaurant in the UAE and the wider GCC region.”
The 12 existing Reem Al Bawadi restaurants are to be joined by two additional Dubai locations within the year - Jumeirah Creekside Hotel and Avenues Mall in Motor City.
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Marka said its long-term strategy for the brand will see new franchises expanding further into Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.