Distinguished French chef Alain Ducasse will open his first restaurant in the Middle East at the Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar this year.
A spokesperson for Alain Ducasse told Hotelier Middle East that the fine-dining outlet would open before the year-end, but declined to reveal any further details.
The world-renowned chef currently has restaurants in Paris, London, New York, Russia, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Las Vegas, Monaco, and Mauritius. Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester in Mayfair, London holds three Michelin stars.
Designed by Chinese-American architect I. M Pei - who also designed Paris' Louvre museum - the Museum of Islamic Art is a prominent structure on the Doha Corniche. Its only F&B outlet at present is a small coffee shop.
Staff at the Doha museum said the restaurant had been postponed from an expected September opening and could not confirm the launch date.
An official spokesperson for the museum declined to comment.