Dubai, 27 February 2012: Jumeirah, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, is pleased to announce its success at the BBC Good Food (ME) Awards 2012 after scooping two awards including the Best Middle East North Africa (MENA) Restaurant for Al Nafoorah, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel’s Argentinean Steakhouse, La Parrilla, also won the award for the best Latin American restaurant in the Middle East.
Considered the Middle East’s most prestigious culinary awards, the BBC Good Food (ME) Awards recognise the crème of the Middle East’s restaurants, brands and shops. This year thousands of restaurants were nominated for the awards by readers of the magazine. The winners were selected by a panel of judges after they reviewed the restaurants anonymously.
Al Nafoorah, located at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on the Palm Jumeirah, offers authentic Lebanese cuisine served traditionally in Mezze style – a popular with residents of the UAE and tourists alike.
La Parrilla is an award-winning Argentinean Steakhouse located on the 25th floor of Jumeirah Beach Hotel and serves authentic Latin American cuisine.
Other Jumeirah restaurants to be shortlisted in the awards include Voi at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in the New Restaurant category and the Al Qasr Brunch in the Best Brunch Category.
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About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London and Jumeirah Essex House in New York. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty programme.
As part of its ambitious expansion plans, Jumeirah opened eight new hotels since the beginning of 2011 in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Shanghai, Frankfurt, Rome, London and two in the Maldives. A further four properties in Mallorca, Dubai, Kuwait and Baku will open in 2012.
For further information please contact:
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
Director of Corporate Communications
PO Box 73137, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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