Dubai's new Turkish delight opens at Dragon Mart

The Mahal, meaning district in Turkish, explores the culinary diversity of Turkish cuisine

Mahal has opened at Dragon Mart 2.
Mahal has opened at Dragon Mart 2.

Located in Dragon Mart 2, The Mahal is the brainchild Bora Meral, who is aiming to build on his previous success in the hospitality sector across Turkey and the USA.

The concept for his latest venture is derived from his vision to bring authentic, good value Turkish cuisine to the Dubai dining scene.

Central to the setting is a large mirror that creates the illusion of space in the dining area and as they enter, guests are greeted with a meat display counter from which cuts are selected and made to order. An additional retail section comprises tea, coffee and Turkish delights for take away.

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Items on the menu include kofta with cheese, beef skewers and iskender doner, a meat dish from north-western Turkey. In addition, flat bread, baklava and kunefe are all freshly baked in house. Another culinary highlight from the exquisite menu is the skilfully prepared one meter long pide, a traditional pastry from the central Anatolia Region of the country, which is available in many variations ranging from minced meet, cheese to spinach and many more.

The Mahal owner Bora Meral commented: “The concept of Mahal brings a vibrant and contemporary restaurant with traditional Turkish roots to the Dubai dining scene. Our vision is pretty clear; we want to cater for everyone by offering genuine Turkish cuisine of the highest quality with outstandingly good value.”


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