Home Events Jollibee in the UAE: Soon to Open

Jollibee in the UAE: Soon to Open

Good news to all Filipinos in Dubai and the rest of the United Arab Emirates! Jollibee, the well-loved Pinoy fast food restaurant will soon open in the UAE. According to this ABS-CBN news article, Jollibee will be opening soon in the Middle East.

UPDATE: This restaurant will have a branch in The Dubai Mall food court! Read the article here – JOLLIBEE Opening in The Dubai Mall

There’s no mention on the actual date, but this is a welcome treat especially for Pinoys living in Dubai who have been craving for their favorite Burger Steak, Fiesa Palabok, Chickenjoy and Jolly Spaghetti meals.jollibee dubai photo

Real Jollibee to Open in the UAE Soon!

Jollibee Foods Corp. on Tuesday said its subsidiary Golden Plate Pte Ltd. signed a joint venture with Golden Crown Foods to create a company that will own and operate Jollibee stores in the United Arab Emirates.

Golden Plate will own 49% of the joint venture company, with the rest owned by Golden Crown. Both companies will share control and management of the UAE company.

Source: ABS-CBN News

“Jollibee” in Dubai Al Karama?

There are a couple of “Jollibee” stores located in Al Karama and Dubai Marina area and when we tried the one in Al Karama. Thinking that this was the real deal, we went to this restaurant that had a fine-dining ambience to have dinner. We ordered Fiesta Palabok and Chickenjoy, only to be disheartened by the taste which did not meet our expectations. The Jollibee in Dubai did not have the same taste as the Philippine brand. This led us to assume that this restaurant was simply a knock-off. To think that they even had the Jollibee face logo advertised outside.

After some time, we saw the logo removed which probably proved that it wasn’t an actual franchise. We may be wrong that it wasn’t an actual franchise or that it’s a franchise but did not meet quality standards.

Regardless of this, we’re glad that the real Jollibee is coming to the UAE. Chowking franchises are already here, and there are also Max’s restaurants in a few areas; but this is truly exciting news especially with the growing number of Pinoy expats living in the Emirates. We’ll keep you posted once it opens!

We're on YouTube!
Please subscribe to the Dubai OFW YouTube Channel for updates and tips!

Get FREE Dubai Updates by entering your email address:

Don't forget to check your email to activate your subscription!


Deliciously Hot! Famous Food Vloggers Try Out Double Spicy Korean Fire Noodles

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a hot and spicy Korean fire noodle challenge going around, and it’s bound to the test the limits...

6 Best Keyboard and Mouse Combos for Your Home Office

Are you one of the many people who are currently working from home? If so, then most likely you have set up your very...

Welcome Your Guests with these Eye-Catching Doormats

Right before a visitor steps inside your house, the very first thing they see is your… doormat! The doormat enables people to scrub or...

Decorate Your Kids’ Bedroom for AED 35 and below

Furnishing and decorating your home allows you to unleash your creativity and personal style. And since each room has its own unique purpose, you...

7 Top Selling Chairs for Your Home Office

Are you one of the many people who are working from home amid the current health crisis? If so, then you need to make...

7 Computer Tables for People Who Work from Home

Due to the current health crisis, most people are obligated to stay at home and go out only when absolutely necessary, such as when...

Keep Your Shoes Organized with these Storage Solutions

How many pairs of shoes, sandals, and slippers do you have? Most likely you have three or more, depending on your daily activities. Multiply...