Dubai's Morah restaurant closes down

New restaurant to open in the same spot at JW Marriott Marquis

Dubai's Morah restaurant closes down

Morah restaurant in Business Bay has closed down – less than a year after opening.

The Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fusion restaurant, set on the 72nd floor of the JW Marriott Marquis, shut its doors ‘indefinitely’, last week. Now the space will undergo an exciting reinvention and a brand new addition to the Dubai dining scene will shortly be unveiled.

The Canadian export opened in Dubai last December as the third outpost alongside restaurants in Toronto and Miami, called Byblos. The location was a huge talking point and diners were wowed by the restaurant’s impressive 360-degree panoramic views across the city through floor-to-ceiling windows. With light furnishings and décor, the bright and fresh restaurant centred around a sweeping spiral staircase, which joined the restaurant on the lower floor to the swish bar area upstairs.

As well as jaw-dropping views, Morah offered food as exquisite as its backdrop, and was packed full of flavours from Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon and Egypt.

The restaurant’s demise is the latest in a string of closures in the Downtown and DIFC area, following in the footsteps of Firebird Diner and LaLuz, both in the Four Seasons.

We at Time Out are certainly very sorry to see it go, but we look forward to seeing what emerges in its place.

Follow @morahdubai for more details about the next culinary adventure.

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