ZUMA DUBAI PLACED IN THE S. PELLIGRINO WORLD’S BEST RESTAURANT AWARDS FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
ZUMA in Dubai the highest ranked restaurant in the MENA region
DIFC, Dubai, UAE: 30 April 2013 - ZUMA, Dubai’s multi award-winning restaurant, lounge and bar is celebrating its recognition at The World's 50 Best Restaurants, as sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna for the second consecutive year. ZUMA was listed at number 87, representing the highest placed restaurant in the MENA region, underlining its importance on the culinary scene both regionally and internationally.
Now in their eleventh year, the S. Pellegrino & Acqua Panna World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards are organised and published by Restaurant Magazine. Despite the name, these annual awards recognise 100 restaurants as the world’s best as determined by over 900 restaurant industry experts, including food critics, chefs and restaurateurs. The experts represent 26 global regions and each have seven votes that they can only use for restaurants they have visited in the past 18 months and which they have no commercial interest in.
The World's 50 Best Restaurants list is recognised around the world as the most credible indicator of the best places to eat globally. ZUMA’s unique success in the Middle East as a standard bearer of authentic Japanese cuisine, its meticulous attention to detail and innovative approach was felt to earn the restaurant a place within the Top 100 for the second year.
Ajaz Sheikh, Director of Operations for ZUMA Middle East and Turkey commented,
“I am extremely proud of this achievement by our Dubai team. To be placed in the top 100 for the second consecutive year is an incredible feat, especially when you take into consideration the size and number of covers managed each and every day, and the incredible talent worldwide. I would like to thank everyone involved for their magnificent contribution over the past 12 months. ”
For bookings, please call 04 425 5660
or book online at www.zumarestaurant.com
Opening Hours: Zuma Restaurant Zuma Lounge & Bar
Sat-Thu 12.30pm-3pm Sat–Wed 12:30pm-1am
Friday Brunch: 12:30pm-3:30pm
Thu & Fri 12:30pm-2am
Thu & Fri 7pm-1am
Located in Podium 6 at The Gate Village in Dubai International Financial Centre, ZUMA offers its guests complimentary parking. For location details, please visit: www.zumarstaurant.com
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 was the fourth site to open in the Group’s expansion plan, the most recent sites being Miami in 2010 and Bangkok in 2011. 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 Dubai team is Ajaz Sheikh as Director of Operations for the Middle East.
For more information visit the ZUMA website: www.zumarestaurant.com
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