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Shakespeare and Co. is now open in Ibn Battutua Mall

Nestled between the outer city fringes of Dubai and Jebel Ali, lies Ibn Battuta Mall, the world’s largest themed shopping centre. It caters to the residents of Discovery Gardens, JLT, Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Village, as well as the multitude of tourists that flock to this modern oasis and crave a unique shopping experience. In recent months, the mall has expanded its portfolio with a bevy of globally recognized brands and boutique concepts, and in the heart of its “China Court” shall Shakespeare and Co.’s 23rd branch in the UAE be revealed today.

Chic décor and seating, lush velvet drapes, dangling crystals and whimsical chandeliers are on full display in beautiful pastel shades. The relaxed ambiance of the restaurant makes you feel right at home, encouraging the opportunity for merriment and great conversation. Their vast selection of international dishes will appease even the most discerning palette and the delectable pastry items will catch your eye in the famed patisserie counter that greets you as you enter the establishment. Accompanying the classic French pastries is a heavenly line of gourmet chocolates that are proudly made at Shakespeare and Co.’s central production facility in the UAE, and its well worth noting they are devoid of artificial additives or preservatives. In addition to the indoor seating they have constructed a beautiful enclosed terrace which can be closed during the summer months to retain the cool air of the A/C and opened during the winter months to enjoy the refreshing outdoor breeze during Dubai’s temperate months. All in all this location will be able to accommodate up to 200 patrons.

With a successful 2014 under their belt, Shakespeare and Co. triumphantly closes the year with 5 new locations here on the home front and 2 international franchise locations. However, big things are in the horizon for this rapidly growing chain: 2015 already promises to be a prosperous year for the company as they have 10 new store openings in the UAE alone on their schedule, as well as 5 new franchise establishments throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

Restaurant Overview:

Shakespeare and Co. is a concept proud to have been conceived and developed in the UAE. Since the first outlet was established in the thriving metropolis of Dubai in 2001, the brand has grown to 22 establishments throughout the UAE. It comprises four facets: the Café Restaurant, Chocolate, Pâtisserie and Catering. The brand has established presence in the UAE, USA, OMAN, QATAR, LEBANON and JORDAN, with branches due to open in EGYPT, SAUDI ARABIA, BAHRAIN, KUWAIT and IRAQ in the near future.