Celiac.com 05/06/2016 - For an indication of just how quickly gluten-free food products are revolutionizing the food and beverage industry across the globe, look no further than the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Photo: CC--Thomas GalvezCitizens of the UAE have high rates of diabetes. In fact, UAE ranks in the 10 top countries worldwide for the percentage of adults with diabetes. Other auto-immune conditions, such as celiac disease are also on the rise.

Enter Tawa Bakery, the UAE's first dedicated gluten-free bakery which has opened on the Al Muneera Development at Al Raha Beach in Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital. Tawa offers a completely new experience for food lovers in the UAE with its 100 percent gluten-free menu, specifically designed to provide good, healthy food for people with auto immune disorders such as celiac disease.

Launched by Dubai-based Glee Hospitality Solutions, Tawa Bakery mirrors the rising popularity of gluten-free diets across the globe in general, and in the region, in particular.

Tawa offers a wide selection of breads, sandwiches, healthy meals, super foods, cakes and pastry items, all made with quality, healthy, organic and gluten-free ingredients.

According to Abdul Kader Saadi, the managing director at Glee Hospitality Solutions, "Tawa Bakery is truly 100 per cent gluten-free and uses only those gluten-free items and ingredients to avoid cross contamination, with breads and baked goods to cater to the health dietary requirements of people."

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