Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I feel half-Canadian this evening!

We are just back from dinner at newly opened Tom Hortons in Dubai.  The spread included an over-indulgent dose of Cheese Bagel, Tuscan Chicken Panini (must try!), Timbits and Coffee (AED 7, can you believe!).

We have lived all these years listening to our Canadian friends raving about Tim Hortons. The queues that extend around the block, freshly ground fair-priced coffee and Timbits (miniature balls of doughnut dough) are stuff of Canadian legend.

After reading the newspaper story about the Dubai store mobbed by Canadian expats, we set out to try it out this evening. We planned a dinner stop at Sheikh Zayed Road on our way back from Karama . Being the culinary hub of Indian food, I do not normally come back hungry from Karama, today was an exception.

We pulled into the service lane at Sheikh Zayed Road after Fairmont hotel, went past Crown Plaza and over-bridge to the Financial Centre  Metro station to find the store. If you are looking for landmark, this is just opposite Rolex Tower and next to the Starbucks Coffee!

We quickly queued up (thankfully not as long as I had feared), placed the order and enjoyed the sandwich, bagel, timbits and washed it down with some great coffee.

Hmm.. there is something about this place that works – here is my verdict

  1. Love the price of the coffee (Did I say it is AED7?)
  2. Super selection of comfort foods
  3. Soups and fresh fruit smoothies for the healthy lot
  4. Enthusiastic and helpful crew
  5. You’ll never be late with a store timing of 6am to 3am

I hate to admit but I need to say to all my Canadian friends that I sort of now understand their love for Tim Hortons. I feel half-Canadian this evening! 

Contact no: 04-3861193


  1. Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for spreading the word!

    Mike from Canada (who is also a Tim Hortons team member)

  2. Thank you Mike for stopping by. Congratulations on a great start here in Dubai.

  3. hi sangeeta i need to contact u regarding a project!!!
    0508461076 pls call

  4. Sorry for the delay in responding this .. I was on a vacation ... just came back ... shall talk to you real soon.

  5. Thanks for the review and contact details, I'm on my way there now!


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