From a secret Japanese supper club with a two-year waitlist to London’s best street eats… 

An exciting new addition to Dubai’s (already very exciting) foodie scene, Timbuktu Market is set to debut later this year in Two Towers, Barsha Heights. Inspired by London’s iconic Borough Market, this two-storey street food venue will boast an array of different home-grown and international eateries, communal seating, a coffee shop, Motion Cycling fitness studio, and shops selling local produce.

So far, eight restaurants have been announced as part of Timbuktu Market with more trader announcements to be made over the next couple of weeks. And although this is just the beginning, this new foodie hangout is sure to be a hit with residents and tourists alike…

Meet the vendors

Gyoza Guys

Do you believe in love at first bite? Hailing from Maltby Street Market, The Gyoza Guys have been serving their dreamy dumplings to Londoners for almost a decade. Renowned among foodies as one of the top street food spots in London, they are bringing their flavour-packed, South East Asian-inspired gyozas, dumplings, and yakitori to Dubai’s Timbuktu Market later this year.

Sushi Amemiya


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Sushi Amemiya, a secret four-seater omakase supper club with a two-year waiting list, is opening its first permanent location at Timbuktu Market. The authentic 10-seater dining experience will be open daily, serving high-end fish flown in from Japan that will instantly transport you to the backstreets of Tokyo.

Churros Garcia


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From the street food markets of London, this 50-year-old Spanish family business will bring its famous churros and paella to Dubai for the first time, as well as an authentic Spanish tapas menu developed for Timbuktu Market using family recipes.

Kalye Juan


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Filipino chef Aljon is set to introduce Kalye Juan, a neo-Filipino street food concept, to Timbuktu Market. Kalye Juan will focus on traditional Filipino flavours with a contemporary twist, emphasizing sustainability and health-conscious options.



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Known for their foodie pop-ups, live fire cooking, and fun desert barbecues, Panamericana will be opening their first permanent location inside Timbuktu Market. Made up of four talented chefs, the team will be spicing things up with their vibrant Latin American flavours, wood-fired signatures, and some surprise menu additions.

Haya’s Kitchen


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Another home-grown success story and a shining example of a Dubai supper-club-turned-restaurant, Haya’s Kitchen, chef Haya’s “tribute to Palestine, tetas, and tradition,” will be bringing authentic Palestinian flavours to Timbuktu Market.

McFly’s Chicken


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Coming all the way from the UK, popular chicken shop, McFly’s Chicken, will be joining Timbuktu’s excellent line-up of traders. While we don’t yet know what will be on the menu, McFly’s is renowned for its Pan-Asian style fried chicken dishes from burgers to wings, loaded fries to tenders.

Asian Street by Thai


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Asian Street by Thai, a real hidden gem in JLT with just four tables, is set to bring its authentic Thai street food to Timbuktu Market. Whether you crave Thai green curry, chicken pad Thai, tom yum or mango sticky rice, the family-run spot will blow you away with its unforgettable flavours.

Timbuktu Market, Two Towers, Barsha Heights, Dubai. Opening Q3 2024. @timbuktu_market

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