Pret A Manger is to open a site at Dubai Mall in partnership with Emirates Leisure Retail.

The brand already operates one site in the country - in Dubai International Airport

Michael Haley, partnerships director at Pret, said: “Our freshly prepared, good natural food and organic coffee have been well received by Pret customers at Dubai International Airport* and I’m delighted to announce that we will soon be opening in The Dubai Mall. Our passionate, hard-working new team have been training in Pret shops around the world, and we will soon be serving fresh breakfast, lunch and evening dishes from the kitchen of our new shop alongside sweet treats and coffees.”

Kevin Zajax, Emirates Leisure Retail chief operating officer, said: “Pret is a brand with real heart and soul renowned for fresh, natural, quality food. Our first downtown store in Dubai Mall will have an expanded food offer, allowing residents and tourists to choose their dining experience – from morning handcrafted coffee on the go, to a lunchtime respite savouring one of Pret’s best-loved sandwich creations, to evening al fresco dining overlooking the iconic Burj Khalifa fountains.”

The shop will open on 21 February and will operate daily from 10am until midnight and 10am-1am on Fridays.