ZUMA DUBAI BRINGS THE WORLD’S BEST BAR; THE DEAD RABBIT NYC, TO THE MIDDLE EAST
Dead Rabbit from NYC & Zuma Dubai to go head to head in UAE’s first ‘Bar Fight’
DIFC, Dubai, UAE: 28 October 2015 – This November, Zuma Dubai, recently ranked as one of the world’s best bars, is excited to host the UAE’s first international ‘Bar Fight’ on its home turf. This groundbreaking cocktail contest will set bartending history and follows the venue’s recent ascent to #44 in Drink International’s World’s 50 Best Bar’s ranking and placement at #4 in the Tales of the Cocktail award in the Best Restaurant Bar Category earlier in the year.
On November 9, Zuma Dubai will host a spirited ‘match’ with The Dead Rabbit NYC, recently named Best Bar in the World by Tales of the Cocktail, welcoming both the Owner and Founder, Sean Muldoon and Head Bartender, Jillian Vose. The afternoon contest will yield some of the world’s most innovative and exciting cocktails, created under pressure for an audience of industry leaders and influencers, who will be there to cheer on their favourites.
Jimmy Barrat, Bar Development Manager comments “We are humbled and honoured to host this ‘fight’ against such a prestigious and globally recognized bar as The Dead Rabbit. We will use all our strength, experience and knowledge to make the region proud.”
Zuma Dubai vs. The Dead Rabbit NYC will take place on Monday 9 November 2015
3-6pm, Zuma Dubai
Zuma was co-founded by Rainer Becker and Arjun Waney in 2002. The first Zuma restaurant to open was in London’s fashionable Knightsbridge area and remains the brand’s flagship. All of Zuma’s management and chefs are extensively trained in London before working in Zuma’s international locations. The Dubai venture, opened in September 2008, was the fourth site to open in the Group’s expansion plan, with Abu Dhabi opening in March 2014 and most recently New York in January 2015. Over the next few years, Zuma will be looking to continue opening new restaurants in some of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities.
Leading the Zuma team worldwide is Ajaz Sheikh as Global Managing Director.
World’s 50 Best Bars #44
Drinks International 2015
World’s Best Restaurant Bar
Tales of a Cocktail Spirited Awards 2015
Chef of the Year
BBC Good Food Awards 2015
Best New Restaurant – Middle East
BBC Good Food Awards 2015
Best Business Lunch
What’s On Dubai Awards 2014
What’s On Abu Dhabi Awards 2014
Executive Chef of the Year
PRO Chef Awards 2014
Best Fine Dining
Ahlan People’s Choice Awards Abu Dhabi, 2014
San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014
Ranked No. 77 (highest ranking in Middle East)
Restaurant Of The Year
Time Out Restaurant Awards 2014 (Dubai)