Duck Donuts, the US-based, made-to-order, donut brand has opened its first international location in Dubai.
Launching at Silverene Tower in Dubai Marina, near to Pier 7, the brand has been brought to the UAE by businessman Mohammed Albaqami.
“This is a project my team and I have been working on for over a year, and despite all the challenges we have faced as a result of Covid-19, I am beyond excited to introduce the UAE to the Duck Donuts’ made-to-order concept,” said Albaqami. “Pairing fresh and delicious donuts with the unique experience of customizing and watching your donut being made from scratch to finish, is the perfect combination of food and fun for all ages. I am very happy to be bringing the brand 7,000 miles from its origins to offer the UAE a taste of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.”
The 2,200 sq. ft. retail store reflects the franchise’s beach theme and family-friendly atmosphere with limited indoor seating. In addition to donuts, the Dubai location also serves coffee, espresso, donut sundaes, unique OBX Donut Breakfast Sandwich, milkshakes, frozen beverages, select retail items and more.
The Duck Donuts Dubai location is the first store for Gold Peak Coffee Shop LLC, a local establishment focused on providing superior service through the creation of various types of handcrafted coffees and foods. In October 2019, Albaqami signed a master franchise agreement to open 25 units and begin sub-franchising throughout the UAE over the next 10 years.
To celebrate the opening, the first customer in line won free donuts for a year.