Gluten Free in Dubai

November 21, 2012

Gluten Free section in Mall of Emirates' Carrefour
We recently had an amazing trip to Dubai. Gorgeous city with beautiful weather. And being gluten free wasn't that difficult either.

Dubai is the western world in the east. What do I mean? Well, when its comes to restaurants and brands, Dubai has it all. From American frozen food to British chocolate. The supermarkets are seriously to die for. They have everything! And me being American, I was so happy to see so many U.S. brands. Kind of felt like I was home. At the Mall of Emirates mega big Carrefour they even had this amazing gluten free section. With everything from biscuits to pastas I haven't been able to find in the U.K. The selection was the most impressive I've seen outside the U.S. And U.K.

Mrs. Crimbles at LuLu Hypermarket
Another big brand in the Dubai supermarkets was Mrs. Crimbles. They had all the cakes, brownies, etc. Livwell also had a big section of bread, ciabatta rolls, bagels. Everything I can find here in the U.K. Pretty impressive I must say.

Livwell at LuLu Hypermarkets

 The Mall of Emirates and Mall of Dubai are filled with American and British chains. Actually, any big global chain, you could probably find there. For example, P.F. Changs is on my favourite restaurants. When I went there and asked them about gluten free choices, they let me know which ones they could whip up for me. It was great to go into a restaurant in a foreign country and they actually know what gluten free is… Carluccios in Dubai even had the same gluten free menu you find in the U.K. Eating at big chains was easy. It felt so great to be on a trip that I could actually enjoy dining out! However, few small restaurants we went to that weren't chains, didn't really understand what gluten free is even with my card.

For a coeliac, Dubai is one amazing place to go! Top of my list. If you want any other recommendations, please do email me.

1 comments: said...

This blog post is so helpful we are off to Dubai ( stop over ) in February
Any hotel recommendations ?
Other top end restaurant s thanks

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