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MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA’S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS

4th February – 11th February 2022

50 Best will launch the highly anticipated Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, with the awards being held in Abu Dhabi in February 2022, shining a much-deserved spotlight on the region as a world-class culinary destination.

The launch of Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants will mark the first time since 2013 – when both Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants and Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants were established – that 50 Best unveils a new regional restaurants list and awards programme. The event programme will be hosted in the UAE capital in partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi from February 4th–11th 2022, as part of the Abu Dhabi Culinary Calendar, with the gala awards ceremony taking place on Monday, February 7th.


Highlights for the programme in Abu Dhabi will include the thought-leadership forum #50BestTalks and a series of collaborative dining events featuring leading chefs from across the world, as well as the best regional talent. Other events will include a series of live Chef Masterclasses, a Chefs’ Feast showcasing the finest produce and cooking from the United Arab Emirates, and the awards ceremony and countdown itself. Key events in the programme will be open to food-loving consumers on a ticketed basis, with further details revealed in due course.

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WHAT ARE WE BRINGING?

Spectacular culinary experiences, chef masterclasses and unique collaboration dinners brought to you by MENA 50 Best Restaurants and our very owned chef’s table program

Dave Pynt: Playing with Fire

BBQ Al Qasr, Emirates Palace

Feb 8 | 20:00 PM

Price: TBC

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Experiential Dining

Julien Royer x LPM

LPM, The Galleria, Al Maryah Island

Feb 6 | 20:00 PM

AED 595 ($160) plus beverage pairing at AED 250 ($70)

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Collaboration Dining Series

MENA: United Through Food

Paddock Suites, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island

Feb 5 | 15:00-17:30 PM

AED 150 ($40)

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#50BestTalks

Natsuko Shoji x Tori No Su

Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

Feb 8 | 20:00 PM

AED 480 ($130)

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Collaboration Dining Series

Pía León

Restaurant Kjolle, Lima

Feb 4 | 16:45-17:30 PM

AED 400 ($108)

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Masterclasses

Pía León: Peruvian Paradise

Zaya Nurai Island

Feb 5 | 13:00-16:00 PM

AED 2500 ($680)

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Experiential Dining

Tim Raue

Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin

Feb 4 | 15:15 - 16:00 PM

AED 400 ($108)

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Masterclasses

Tim Raue x Dai Pai Dong

Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Feb 4 | 20:00 PM

AED 888 ($240)

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Collaboration Dining Series

Will Goldfarb

Room 4 Dessert, Ubud

Feb 4 | 18:15-19:00 PM

AED 400 ($108)

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Masterclasses

MENA 50 Best Restaurants Awards Ceremony

Live stream of Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants

Feb 7 | 18:00 PM

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