Shaza Riyadh restaurant offers flavors of Levantine

MeNa is a stylish and contemporary restaurant specializing in Levantine cuisine and featuring action stations with chefs from the Levant.
Updated 18 November 2019

Shaza Riyadh restaurant offers flavors of Levantine

Shaza Riyadh has announced that its MeNa restaurant is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.
MeNa is a stylish and contemporary restaurant specializing in Levantine cuisine and featuring action stations with chefs from the Levant.
The menu offers a choice of well-known dishes from Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Syria and Armenia, prepared according to refined yet authentic Levantine recipes with traditional ingredients.
“MeNa is our specialized Levant restaurant where the experience is enhanced by the beautiful plating of the dishes that are a treat to the eye and which are served with expert professional artistry,” said Ahmad Al-Adham, food and beverage manager. “The highlight is the MeNa signature dish Shabakat Alsayad, which is served at the guest’s table by the chef with a theatrical display of the art of culinary presentation.”
The menu is complemented by a variety of creative mocktails including pomegranate, rose water, parsley and sunflower seeds.
The restaurant seats 80 diners and includes enclaves for couples and families or individuals, as well as three private rooms for families.
Shaza Riyadh was named “Saudi Arabia’s Leading Hotel Residences 2019” at the World Travel Awards.

Burj Al-Arab named No. 1 city hotel in MENA

Updated 13 July 2020

Burj Al-Arab named No. 1 city hotel in MENA

Burj Al-Arab Jumeirah, the crown jewel in hospitality leader Jumeirah Group’s portfolio and global icon of luxury, has been named the No. 1 city hotel in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by Travel + Leisure at its World’s Best Awards.

Every year, Travel + Leisure — one of the largest travel media brands in the US — provides its 6 million plus readers the chance to have their say in choosing the most outstanding destinations, hotels, resorts, spas, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators and rental car agencies around the world as part of its annual survey. This year marks 25 years of celebrating the best in travel, with Burj Al-Arab recognized on the “World’s Best” list for its hospitality excellence, intuitive luxury service and iconic appeal.

Currently celebrating two decades of operations, the hotel is renowned across the globe for its boundary-pushing architecture and innovative design, with the team going above and beyond to create bespoke experiences for guests. It is also known for culinary excellence with a collection of restaurants led by renowned chefs and overseen by Michael Ellis, chief culinary officer and former managing director of the Michelin Guide.

José Silva, chief executive officer of Jumeirah Group, said: “Burj Al-Arab represents the very pinnacle of luxury, known world-over for its elevated design, service beyond expectations and unmatched physical spaces. International recognition such as this not only reaffirms the hotel’s iconic standing on the world map but also serves as a thank you to all those who go above and beyond, every day, to make our guests’ stay truly remarkable.”

Jumeirah Group, a member of Dubai Holding and a global luxury hotel company, operates a 6,500+-key portfolio of 26 properties across the Middle East (including the flagship Burj Al-Arab Jumeirah) Europe and Asia, with more properties currently under construction around the globe.

Prioritizing the health and safety of its guests and colleagues, Jumeirah Group has implemented a series of protective measures across all of its hotels, while strictly adhering to each market’s respective government directives. Four of its hotels in Dubai were recently awarded the Bureau Veritas SafeGuard label, with Jumeirah Al-Naseem being the first hotel in the world to receive the prestigious certification. The group is working closely with Bureau Veritas to certify its wider portfolio.

This year’s World’s Best Awards survey closed on March 2, just before widespread stay-at-home orders were implemented as a result of COVID-19. The results, therefore, reflect Travel + Leisure’s readers’ experiences before the pandemic.