The Coffee Club, which originated in Brisbane, Australia, has launched its third branch in the UAE at the north entrance of the mosque.
The self-service cafe offers hot drinks, sandwiches, salads, croissants, wraps, desserts and man’oushes. Michael Chick, general manager of operating company Liwa Minor Food and Beverages, said: “No visit to the UAE is complete without a visit to Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
“The iconic structure serves as a place of education for Muslims and non-Muslims, tourists and residents alike and is also an example of contemporary Islamic architecture. “We are honoured to have been chosen to open our latest branch at the venue.” During the first two weeks of Ramadan, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque branch will be open from 7pm to 2am. During the last two weeks of Ramadan, it is open from 7pm to 4am.
After Ramadan its opening hours will be between 9am and 10pm. The Coffee Club has 410 locations in 11 countries. The other two branches in the Emirates are at the Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi, and in the Wasl Vita Mall in Dubai.