Consumed on 8 December 2012
Location - Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Price (Upsized Combo) - 23AED = ~5.98USD
Calories - ~777kcal (No so lucky for my waist!)
Many more photos after the break.
Here's the first of a handful of new items that I promised. My girlfriend and I made a 12 day trip to the Middle East, so this is the first of a few items we were able to try out. Our first stop was Dubai, as they had the cheapest flights from Singapore. I knew before that most of the Gulf countries have the same McDonald's menu items, as they all share the same website www.mcdonaldsarabia.com. Prior, and actually throughout our entire trip, the website was promoting the Spicy Chicken Big Mac burger, but when we checked out the McDonald's in the Mall of the Emirates, the Spicy Chicken BM was no where to be found. The new promo item was the Spicy Grand Chicken Burger, which although similar, was still a bit of a disappointment, as I've had quite a few spicy Chicken burgers before. But, nonetheless, we tried it anyway. We decided to split a upsized combo between the two of us, as we were still on Singapore time, and we wanted to have local food later. Though I forgot that the gulf countries serve USA sized food portions, and the large fries and coke (thankfully, I ordered Diet) were massive.
|The coke was noticeably larger than her head.|
The McDonald's in the food court had the longest of any of the queue. Not sure if thats because of popularity, or that it was one of the cheaper dining options. Even fast food combos at other outlets were ~10-15AED more than a McD's set.
The Grand Chicken is a regular menu item, that actually has 3 different variants, 'classic', 'special' (with cheese), and 'deluxe' (double cheese + turkey bacon). To be honest, with the size of the portions I saw some people eating during our trip, I was surprised that McD's doesn't offer a double patty option, to go along with their Mega Mac (4 patty Big Mac) and double Quarter Pounder.
|Bad eating photo #1|
|Bad eating photo #2|
|The promo tray insert, one thing noticeably lacking in Asia|
Rating - 4/5