Café culture takes shape in Abu Dhabi
Source: White Water PR , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Mon November 20, 2017 2:40 pm

UAE. Coffee has been dominating as the hot beverage of choice in the middle east for some time and is showing no signs to be replaced from its top spot.

Al Forsan Village Town Square has now created a destination for food and coffee enthusiasts as it has opened three different café’s namely illy Café, Coffee Club, Street 9 Café and Oregano restaurant.

According to Euromonitor International report, there are more than 4,000 tea and coffee houses in the nation and 20% of the adult residents drink coffee daily.

Mr. Rashed Al Qubaisi, General manager, Al Forsan Holding said, “The rising food and coffee culture has well-penetrated parts of our city and is visible in our community of Al Forsan Village in Khalifa City. The presence and popularity of these restaurants in the Town Square is a standing testament to the fact. We are pleased to offer our food and coffee enthusiasts their daily requirements of beverages coupled with a selection of some great cuisine through these specialised avenues.”

The café industry was estimated to value around USD 375 million. The growth over the next 5 years was expected to be around 35%. In a saturated F&B market, the issuance of thousands of new café licenses speaks towards the popularity of the food and beverages industry. It is not a coincidence that these new cafes and restaurants have opened up in Al Forsan Village Town Square.

The Town Square hosts a range of upscale retail outlets as well as an exquisite collection of dining venues and pavement cafés. With its atmosphere reminiscent of a bustling Mediterranean town, it is designed to be the focal point of the Al Forsan Village community. Besides these food outlets, Reem Al Bawadi is also slated to open soon.

The other brands at the Town Square include Spinneys Hypermarket, Holland & Barrett, Al Manara Pharmacy, JustKidding, Grand Optics, Dantel & More, Physiomins, Tilia Flowers, Champion Cleaners, B&Y Electronics and Cheeky Monkeys. Other utility service providers including an Etisalat kiosk is also open. Al Forsan Village is Abu Dhabi’s first active health-focused mixed-use development.

Connoisseurs can these days source coffee made from the finest beans, brought in from around the world and roasted locally. Such an increase in the appreciation of the coffee culture has resulted in a rise in the number of roasters locally, be it for wholesale or for their own café. This growing trend has now also made an impact on Al Forsan Village Town Square with a spectrum of interesting cafés.

“The residents and people living in Abu Dhabi are spoilt for choice when it comes to their coffee. The consumers have a heightened awareness of the different varieties and brewing methods. Such rising awareness has created a demand for specialty coffee. Within the GCC region, the UAE enjoys an undoubted enviable position in terms of the developmental progression of specialty coffee,” added Mr. Qubaisi. 

An elegant sanctuary located in the suburbs of Abu Dhabi, Al Forsan Village offers a distinctive lifestyle for those who seek the perfect blend of traditional and the contemporary. Al Forsan’s uncompromising aesthetic pedigree, combined with its wealth of sporting and leisure activities, makes this the suburban enclave one of the most sought-after community living destination in Abu Dhabi.

The Al Forsan Village project includes a broad mix of accommodation types to suit different lifestyles and family requirements, from comfortable and easily managed apartments to truly substantial and luxurious detached villas for extended family living. It is the right destination for those who are looking for a premium luxury-focused residential address in the region.

Al Forsan Real Estate; the property arm of Al Forsan Holding, develops mixed-use communities that support active lifestyle through the integration of world-class sporting facilities. 

Photo Captions:
1. (above)  Illy Cafe at Al Forsan Village Town Square, Khalifa City
2. (inset)  For illustrative purposes only (File photo)



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