Beirut's Em Sherif opens doors in Downtown Dubai

Oriental fine dining concept to continue expansion in the region

Mireille Hayek at Em Sherif.
Mireille Hayek at Em Sherif.

Fine dining Oriental restuarant Em Sherif, which was originally founded in Beirut, Lebanon, has opened in Downtown Dubai.

The restaurant overlooks the Dubai Fountains and the Burj Khalifa, and is owned and founded by Mireille Hayek, beter known as 'Em Sherif'. 

The concept was designed to resemble an antique Lebanese mansion, decorated with souvenirs of the Oriental world. The decor also sees Hayek’s own personal touches to create a community and family environment.

"I believe everyone deserves to taste good food, and I get no greater joy then when I see satisfied guests in my restaurants," says Hayek.

"At Em Sherif, our food and service will always be of the highest quality, and I aim to make Em Sherif a landmark for authentic oriental cuisine globally, starting with Dubai. The luxury-dining scene in this city is booming however there are not many local landmarks when it comes to fine Oriental cuisine.

"Our guests will enjoy an exceptional experience, starting with the welcoming and attentive service through to the authentic Oriental dishes and unique entertainment, which combined will make quite an experience to remember."

The brand is planning to expand to Saudi Arabia next.

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