A brand-new Moroccan restaurant has opened in Dubai

Dig into couscous, tagines and more

A fan of Moroccan food? Good news, as a brand-new restaurant specialising in Moroccan cuisine has just opened in Downtown Dubai.

Set opposite Dubai Opera, Bab Al Mansour has now opened its doors, headed by Moroccan chef and show host, Choumicha.

It promises organically grown food, imported straight from farms of the country, dishing out a variety of meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetarian dishes – all cooked in the old Moroccan cooking styles that use traditional spices and techniques.

Foodies can look forward to traditional dishes such as couscous, tagines, rfisa and tanjia, along with other Moroccan delicacies such as braised beef tongue, chicken pastille and, if for more daring diners, beef brain.

As for the restaurant’s design, expect interiors to feature high ceilings, vibrant lighting, white and gold touches that aim to give guests “an unmatched royal dining experience”.

The restaurant is named after the historical landmark built in the city of Meknes of the same name, and uses 70 organic Moroccan-sourced ingredients in its traditional recipes.

The new dining spot can accommodate up to 260 diners, and aims to transport its visitors into 14th century Morocco with its “royal dining” atmosphere and colourful mosaic interior.

Diners may recognise chef Choumicha from Moroccan and Arabian cooking shows Chhiwat Choumicha and Chhiwat Biladi, which took its viewers to different cities around the world to search for traditional Moroccan dishes and teach them how to prepare dishes.

With such experience under her belt, the chef clearly knows how to prepare a Moroccan dish.

Fancy checking out more new restaurants? Here are more launching in 2019.

We can’t wait to try it out.
Open daily 10am-1am. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 350 9440).

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