First Abu Dhabi restaurant accepts Bitcoin

Skinny Genie embraces the digital currency

It seems like for the past year or so, Bitcoin has been in the news constantly.

For the uninitiated, the cryptocurrency is a new type of online payment which has seen a boom recently.

Essentially, it allows users to pay for something without using a middle man such as a bank.

Now it has Abu Dhabi in its sights and we’ve learned of one restaurant which is now accepting payment in Bitcoin.

Skinny Genie is a gluten-free café and takeaway in Masdar City and is embracing the digital currency.

The venue is perfect for a light lunch and it does some great drinks, too.

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Check out the skinny latte for a healthier way to reach your caffeine buzz.

Make sure you return the cool jar it comes in – everything at the venue is recycled and reused.

Just two of the reasons we love this place.

And we’re sure it won’t be the only place that starts to accept Bitcoin as awareness grows in the UAE.

Open Sun-Thu 8am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. Masdar City (02 555 5897).

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