Zuma Dubai has been a regular celeb hotspot over the past few years, and now Abu Dhabi needn’t miss out as a new outlet will be opening in the capital toward the end of the year. The restaurant will be located on Sowwah Square on Al Maryah Island, which is the core of the emirate’s new central business district and tipped as the Manhattan of Abu Dhabi.
For the interior design, Zuma founder Rainer Becker challenged Nori Muramatsu of Studio Glitt to create a concept for the restaurant that’s independent to Zuma Dubai, but still captures the style and elegance of the Zuma restaurants around the world.
Taking the winning elements from Dubai, Zuma Abu Dhabi will offer guests a dedicated valet and entrance with a private glass elevator delivering guests down into the main dining room. Abu Dhabi will be set on one floor, but will still incorporate distinct lounge, bar and restaurant areas along with a small semi-private dining room. The new Zuma will also reflect the three core elements of its izakaya dining style with a signature robata and sushi counter located around the main dining room complimenting dishes from the kitchen. The bar and lounge will also feature a DJ counter with live entertainment in the evenings.
Zuma Abu Dhabi is also a sign of further expansions in the Middle East – watch this space!
INFO: Zuma Dubai, 04 425 5660, www.zumarestaurant.com.