It’s open – hoorah! The first M&S food store in the whole of the Gulf flung open its doors to British mums and their friends itching to find out what’s in store at Dubai Marina Walk.

Trading from a 300 square metre area, the new standalone food store makes it even easier for us to access it’s range of Marks & Spencer goodies that we are used to back home!

It’s of course known for its high quality food and drink, tasty treats, kitchen cupboard essentials, tempting meal ideas and of course – the famous packs of Percy Pigs! But what else is this store offering that’s different to other M&S stores in Dubai? Well for starters it has a 16-seater M&S Café, where British Mums will no doubt gather for a take-away Fairtrade, 100% Colombian Arabica Coffee. If you’re pushing the boat out you can grab a butter-rich pastry on the go, or you can even take time to enjoy our quintessentially British Fish & Chips no less!

Much to our delight, Marks & Spencer is continuing to expand its chilled food range with new lines, such as perfectly prepared Scottish Lochmuir™ Salmon Fillets in a Soy, Ginger & Chilli Marinade (yum) or translating the theatre of “restaurant desserts” into something busy mums can serve at home, such as the mouth-watering Chocolate Melting Dome.

Earlier this summer, Marks & Spencer also unveiled its completely transformed M&S Café at Dubai Festival City, which includes a sit down, table-waited service, with new menu options such as Maple Roasted Pumpkin & Feta Salad, Prawn & Avocado Wrap and Super Berry Smoothie – which are also available at the new M&S Marina Walk store too.

James Harvey, who is Marks & Spencer Head of International Franchise said “Whether expanding our chilled food offer or introducing new lines to our Café menus, we’re constantly looking at ways to bring our tempting food products for our customers to enjoy.”

Their new food store complements Marks & Spencer’s existing 28 clothing and food stores across the Gulf so now there’s no excuse not to have a taste of back home (and we’re happy about that!)