The three entrepreneurs want to combine their "their love for cycling, coffee, crews, cruise and cuts"
Emirati friends to open cycle-themed barbershop and cafe in Dubai
You might think that every gap in every market in this country has been plugged by now, but there’s always room for one more establishment you didn’t know you can’t live without. If you’re a keen cyclist in Dubai, get prepared for Pdl (pronounced "pedal"), a cycle-themed barbershop and cafe that will soon open its doors in Al Safa.
The business is the brainchild of three Emirati entrepreneurs – Essa Al Marzoogi, Majid Bin Suloom, and Ahmad Iqbal Khoory – who “combined their love for cycling, coffee, crews, cruise and cuts”, and it was inspired by the community culture the trio had experienced at other sport-themed cafes they’d visited while overseas. None of them incorporated a barbershop, though.
Their intention is to bring together the community around the Dubai Canal with a unique concept that includes everyone (yes, ladies are welcome too, although they’ll have to get their haircuts elsewhere) with a cycling focus. Decorated in earthy and metallic tones and an “industrial-chic vibe”, pdl is located within the Mardoof Building on Sheikh Zayed Road and opens in January.