Meatballs for Dhs9 as IKEA celebrates National Meatball Day

Swedish furniture store launches offer for one day only across all UAE branches

Meatballs for Dhs9 as IKEA celebrates National Meatball Day

A member of IKEA meatballs’ cult following? You’ve come to the right news story.

In celebration of National Meatball Day (well, it is somewhere – namely the US) on Monday March 9, IKEA stores across the UAE will be serving up the brand’s famed Swedish meatballs with mashed potato, at the knock-down price of Dhs9, instead of the usual Dhs19.

Not part of the following? Wondering what on Earth all the fuss is about? IKEA sells around a million (a million!) of its meatballs every year, all around the world.

Named ‘allemansrätten’ (literally meaning ‘free to roam’) by the European furniture giant, the meatballs are still made to the same recipe that was launched in 1985.

Until Saturday March 14, the homewares store’s cafés are also offering a number of other deals for Dubai Food Festival, including the IKEA breakfast for Dhs19 (usually Dhs28), salmon fillet, a Daim cake and soft drink for Dhs39 (usually Dhs53), and chicken tenders with fries, assorted fruit and flavoured milk for Dhs7 (normally Dhs11).

Got a need for more on the Swedes? Here are a few quick IKEA facts:

The average size of an IKEA store is 300,000 sqft.
That’s around 42 tennis courts. The world’s largest IKEA is found in (of course) Stockholm, and sprawls over almost 600,000 sqft.

Product prices are decided first.
IKEA is all about affordability. To make sure the products are accessible, they’re developed backwards from the price tag.

It introduces 2,000 products a year.
No wonder you find yourself drifting back every 12 months, after spying a new throw / candlestick / rug.
Meatballs and mash Dhs9, Monday March 9, 10am-11pm only. Available at IKEA stores in Dubai Festival City, Dubai Festival Plaza, and Yas Mall Abu Dhabi. For more information visit

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