Located in Gate Village at DIFC, Alaya is the latest upscale lifestyle dining destination by award-winning Chef Izu Ani and F&B trailblazer Evgeny Kuzin.

From one successful homegrown concept to another, Chef Izu continues to enhance the culinary offering in the region. The award-winning chef leads the way within the ever-evolving F&B space with an unrivalled flair and attention to detail which embeds his clean, fresh and light culinary style loved by royals including Crown Prince of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Evgeny Kuzin, the mastermind behind A-list approved iconic international venues such as Cipriani and Scalini to regional favourites like GAIA and Shanghai Me which blend ambiance, cuisine and location across the globe, enhancing Dubai’s culinary status globally.

With its integrated approach, Alaya pays homage to the traditions of the region interweaved with a refined and elegant decor by Richard Saunders of Sagrada, that infuses Middle Eastern worldliness combined with the beauty of the Mediterranean to deliver a boho-eclectic sensorial dining experience.

One of the hallmarks of Alaya is centered on the joy of sharing and dining in good company, which is expressed in the authentic dishes that are served through a sharing concept to draw people around the table. Whether you’re having a leisurely lunch or a hearty dinner, expect a gastronomic journey that are emblematic of the region. Among the appetising hot and cold starters and main dishes, The Shish Kofte stands out along with the Shish Wagyu – seasoned to perfection with a blend of homemade harissa, which comes highly recommended by the warm and well-trained staff. The restaurant prides itself on the high standards of its grilled meat so do not miss out on the rotisserie chicken, a centrepiece within the restaurant, for a warm and comforting dish that feels just like home.

After a sumptuous meal, the journey continues at LY-LA, a refined speakeasy style bar and lounge tucked away behind a concealed door below the main dining space. From 11pm to 3am, guests can revel in nostalgia to afro, melodic house and organic beats alongside Middle Eastern instruments. The opulent space, adorned with Arabian-inspired fixtures adds a magical touch.

For more information and reservations, visit www.alayarestaurants.com 

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