A Fujairah Institution
If you’re looking for bread in Fujairah, the Gulf Flower Bakery is a Fujairah institution.
Even if you don’t need any bread it is fun going to look or just to inhale the smell of freshly baked bread.
The Gulf Flower Bakery is the first stop for bread among the Fujairah locals and expats in the know.
To the left of the front door you can buy vegetable and meat samosas in the afternoon and evening.
To the right are a wide range of Indian and Arabic sweets and cakes.
In the centre of the shop there are basic grocery items.
Out the Back
The beauty of the Gulf Flower is that you can walk through the doorway at the back of the shop and select the bread that has most recently come out of the ovens.
The Gulf Flower Bakery has some of the best western-style loaves in the town that are nutritious and don’t taste like cardboard. There are different sizes of flat breads—Arabic, Lebanese, pita bread—packed in plastic bags.
The shop opens at 5.30 in the morning.
Regular loaves usually come out of the ovens and are available from about 6 in the morning.
The smaller runs of fancy bread are available later in the morning.
The Gulf Flower Bakery is located in the suburb of Al Owaid.
Coming from the Dubai direction down Fujairah’s main street (Hamad Bin Abdullah Road) you need to take a hard left (3rd exit) at the Perfume Roundabout (see pictured in the Fujairah collage at the top of this site). This takes you onto Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Rd. After 300 metres you will reach another roundabout at which you need to turn right (first exit), heading again in the direction of the beach.
Go slowly, as the Gulf Flower Bakery is about 30 metres on the left, after a block of shops and before you reach the Shahzad Wedding Hall.
The bakery is set back from the road, thus providing some car parking space.
Dr Geoff Pound
Image: “It is fun going to look or just to inhale the smell of freshly baked bread.”