Where to go to get your Al Baik fix in the UAE
Spicy nuggets, anyone?
When Al Baik opened its doors at Expo 2020 Dubai, it was a raging success which led the Saudi-born fried chicken brand to open up a number of branches all over the UAE.
If you’re not familiar with one of UAE’s favourite fried chicken, here’s a history lesson. The brand has operated in Saudi Arabia for almost 50 years, having first opened in Jeddah in 1974. It’s become the region’s most beloved fast-food brand and now has more than 100 branches across the Kingdom. And now, it’s spreading its wings in the UAE.
So, if you want your dose of Al Baik in UAE, here are all the spots to head to.
Dubai Mall is special, not because it’s one of the biggest malls in the world, but because it was the first location of Al Baik outside of Expo 2020 Dubai. It opened in the summer of 2021 and you may remember seeing posts on social media showing off the long queues, similar to those that occurred during Expo 2020.
Food court. Open daily 10am to 12pm
Mall of the Emirates
Following its opening at Dubai Mall, Al Baik was quick to open its next branch at Mall of the Emirates. That still didn’t stop the queues though. So, if you’re hungry after your MOE shopping spree, head to Al Baik – you can find it next to Shake Shack.
Open daily 10am to 12pm
Al Baik drive-thru – Rashidiya
Al Baik opened its very first drive-thru restaurant in the UAE at the EPPCO petrol station in Al Rashidiya. The new spot will feature a limited items menu including some of the brand’s signature items. Crowd favourites include spicy fried chicken, shrimp, and falafel. What’s more? Cars won’t need to queue up to order as customers will be able to order and pay via an app.
Al Baik, EPPCO petrol station, Al Rashidiya, open daily 10am to 2am
Al Nahda Union Co-op
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If you’re a fan of Al Baik and live in Al Nadha in Dubai, you’ll be thrilled to know that Al Baik has opened its doors at Al Nahda Union Coop. Heading to Sharjah and want to make a pit stop? This is the place to grab your grub.
Al Nadha, Union Coop, open daily 9am to 2am.
For residents in Old Dubai, Al Baik opened its doors on the bustling streets of Al Diyafa back in July 2023. Another win for those dwelling in Old Dubai!
Al Diyafah Street, Al Hudaiba, open daily 9am to 2pm.
Al Wahda Mall
Fans of Al Baik in the capital had their pleas answered when Al Baik finally opened its doors in Al Wahda Mall at the end of December 2022. This branch is the largest branch of Al Baik in the UAE, with 9,500 square feet of space dedicated to the capital fast food joint.
Al Nahyan, Zone 1. Open daily 10am to 12pm.
The most recent Al Baik opening, and the third in Abu Dhabi is in Dalma Mall. Those craving spicy nuggets can find the branch on the ground floor of the mall.
Dalma Mall, Ground Floor, Abu Dhabi Industrial City.
For folks who stay on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, Al Baik opened its doors in Al Ain Mall in September 2023. You can find it in the food court.
Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Awwal Street, Al Jahili, 1pm to 12am.
City Centre Ajman
This Al Baik branch is located next to Mado Restaurant opposite the Nike store on the ground floor of City Centre Ajman. Perfect to fuel up before a shopping spree, or after when you need a breather.
Open daily, Sat to Thur 10am to 12pm, Fri 8am to 12pm
Al Majaz Waterfront
This branch in Al Majaz opened in August 2022 and if you’re planning on visiting, remember, that the lakeside park is already quite popular, so if you have dinner plans, leave well in advance to fill your tummy according to your dinner time.
Open daily 10am to 1pm.
City Centre Sharjah
Sharjah residents were thrilled to know that they were not just getting one branch of Al Baik in the cultural capital, but two. Shoppers heading to the mall can find their Al Baik fix on the first floor of the Majid Al Futtaim mall.
Open daily, Sun to Thur 10am to 10pm, Fri and Sat 10am to 11.30pm.