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16-Year-Old Emirati Entrepreneur Creates Culinary Waves with Abdul’s BBQ

Abdul's BBQ, a Texas-style barbecue company launched by Emirati entrepreneur Abdulla AlJanahi, is the latest addition to Dubai's culinary scene.

Dubai’s culinary realm welcomes a remarkable addition – Abdul’s BBQ, a Texas-style barbecue venture introduced by 16-year-old Emirati entrepreneur Abdulla AlJanahi. 

Abdulla’s innovative culinary venture is swiftly gaining traction, blending his passion for cooking with the demands of student life.

A Balancing Act of Passion and Studies:

In a departure from the traditional student focus on academics, Abdulla effortlessly manages his academic responsibilities and thriving entrepreneurial venture. 

His determination and entrepreneurial acumen have propelled Abdul’s BBQ to prominence in Dubai’s culinary scene.

Acknowledging his father’s pivotal role in his success, Abdulla credits his father’s guidance and support as instrumental in shaping his entrepreneurial journey, emphasizing the invaluable mentorship he received.

A Culinary Journey Sparked by Pandemic:

Amidst the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Abdulla found solace and passion in the culinary arts. Adapting to changing circumstances, he rekindled his love for cooking, pivoting from a robotics enthusiast to a culinary entrepreneur.

Abdulla’s commitment to quality is evident in the meticulous preparation of Wagyu briskets, a process demanding over 14 hours of slow smoking. Boldly promising high-quality cuts, Abdulla aims to surpass the standards set by renowned Texas barbecue establishments.

Dedication Beyond the Weekend:

His dedication extends beyond weekends, with weekdays spent on preparations and the painstaking cooking process initiated on Fridays. 

Abdulla’s commitment to consistent quality sometimes extends to overnight stays to ensure perfection in his briskets.

Expanding Horizons through Partnerships:

Abdulla’s culinary prowess has led to a partnership with Bahraini Kebab in Al Quoz, where he showcases his creations on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Othman Omar, the establishment’s manager, commends Abdulla’s unique and high-quality Wagyu briskets, attracting a loyal customer base to their premises.

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