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Waitrose opens new store and first UAE café in The Meadows Village

Waitrose & Partners UAE has opened its 13th UAE store in The Meadows Village.

Featuring the UAE’s first Waite & Rose café, the 14,124 sq ft store brings customers a family-friendly shopping experience, with the expertise and service of a specialist shop.

The counter-service café’s modern décor is complemented by vintage imagery featuring the history of Waitrose including founders Wallace Waite and Arthur Rose. It boasts its own menu, in addition to coffees, teas and fresh items provided by the in-house deli and bakery.

The store’s deli counter is packed with an array of food from salads to hot rotisserie chickens and freshly baked bread that are made on a daily basis. Dedicated to sourcing locally wherever possible, shoppers can also stock up on a variety of produce including handpicked fruit and vegetables, organic UAE-farmed salmon and free-range eggs. 

Plus, the supermarket stocks grass-fed Waitrose Aberdeen Angus Beef, Waitrose’s No1 Vintage Cornish Cheddar from the Davidstow Creamery which is left to mature for for 1,000 days, and more.

Sunil Kumar, CEO of Fine Fare Foods which runs Waitrose UAE, says: “The opening of the new store reinforces the company’s ethos of always giving more than it takes – from its customers, communities and each other. We are all about sharing our love for food, as trusted purveyors of responsibly-sourced products, and are passionate about every step of the journey, from field to fork. We very much look forward to welcoming residents and visitors to the Meadows Village branch”.  

Both the shop and café will be open from 7am until 11pm daily.


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