Dukes Dubai has welcomed the award winning Indian restaurant and celebrity favourite, Khyber, to its outstanding collection of restaurants.
The first venue to open under the Khyber name outside of its native Mumbai, the restaurant is situated on the 15th floor of the recently opened Dukes Dubai, where guests are transported to a five-star Indian hideaway boasting a 180-degree view that takes in Burj Al Arab and the Dubai Marina skyline.
The venue, which has capacity for up to 162 guests, including 40 diners on the terrace, also boasts a live cooking station and numerous private dining options.
Owner, Sudheer Bahl, said: “Khyber is an iconic name, anybody who talks about Mumbai, knows about our restaurant and Dukes Dubai is the only venue that can recreate its splendour; the hotel is palatial, regal and looks magnificent.”
The Indian hotspot is a favourite of Sir Paul McCartney, Amir Khan, Richard Gere, Demi Moore and the Kuwait Royal Family, among others.
Looking to channel the same success at the Dubai restaurant, the Indian fine dining favourite will specialise in authentic north Indian frontier food, best described as Ambrosia – the food of all the gods.
Aesthetically, the new Dubai restaurant will feature the same ethnic style as the flagship Khyber restaurant.
Designed by leading architect Ayaz Basrai, founder of The Busride Design Studio, Khyber at Dukes Dubai has imported the DNA of the established restaurant in India, while giving it a contemporary twist.
“We have worked closely with the Bahl family to ensure the new Khyber restaurant captures the true essence of the concept and we look forward to welcoming our first guests for dinner when the restaurant opens later this month,” said Abdulla Bin Sulayem, chief executive, Seven Tides International, who own Dukes Dubai.
Bahl added: “We have been searching for the perfect partner for the last ten years.
“Entering the UAE for the first time is an important step for us in terms of international growth and, with the help and guidance of Seven Tides, we are sure to make it a big success.”