Zuma Dubai placed in the top 100 for World’s Best Bars

Dubai, UAE, October 5, 2017 – Zuma Dubai has placed in the top 100 of the World’s 50 Best Bars annual list in 2017, recognizing fine drinking experiences around the world. It is the third year running that the multi award winning Zuma Dubai restaurant cocktail bar has been included in the prestigious list.

The World’s 50 Best Bars celebrates the best of the international drinks industry. Now in its ninth year, it provides an annual ranking of bars as voted for by more than 500 drinks experts, made up of bartenders, consultants, drinks writers and cocktail aficionados from across the globe. It represents the ultimate international guide to the world’s top bars and cocktail destinations.

Zuma’s global bar development director Jimmy Barrat said: “I am immensely proud of Zuma Dubai being recognized by the World’s 50 Best Bars®. It is always humbling to receive recognition from an esteemed international panel and to be awarded a place in the top 100 bars in the world. There are many fine bars from around the globe on the list and it is an honour to be considered one of the world’s best alongside them. We are delighted that Zuma Dubai continues to fly the flag for the UAE on the international bar scene.”

Zuma Dubai is having a stellar year on the international awards circuit and global recognition. In 2016 Zuma Dubai launched the world’s first “Live Solera cocktail’ in each of their bars around the world, and more recently in July 2017, Zuma Dubai placed in the top 10 at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards© in the “Best International Restaurant Bar” category.

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More about Zuma Dubai:

Zuma was co-founded by Rainer Becker and Arjun Waney in 2002.  The first Zuma restaurant to open was in London’s fashionable Knightsbridge area and remains the brand’s flagship.  The Dubai venture, opened in September 2008, was the fourth site to open in the Group’s expansion plan, with Abu Dhabi opening in March 2014.

Zuma brings to Dubai a sophisticated twist on the traditional Japanese izakaya style of informal eating and drinking with attention to detail and quality ingredients.

Zuma continues opening new restaurants in some of the world’s most exciting cities with the most recent in Las Vegas’ Cosmopolitan Hotel in February of 2017.

Leading the Zuma team worldwide is Ajaz Sheikh as Global Managing Director.

More About World’s 50 Best Bars

The World’s 50 Best Bars is an annual list that celebrates the best of the international drinks industry. Now in its ninth year, The World’s 50 Best Bars provides an annual ranking of bars as voted for by more than 500 drinks experts from across the globe. The list represents the ultimate international guide to the world’s top bars and drinking destinations.

The World’s 50 Best Bars is owned and organised by William Reed Business Media, the group behind The World’s 50 Best RestaurantsLatin America’s 50 Best Restaurants and Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. William Reed Business Media takes over from Drinks International, part of Agile Media, in the organisation of the awards and voting, with Drinks International taking the role of trade media partner. William Reed Business Media is solely responsible for organising the awards, collating the votes and producing the lists.

In 2016, The World’s 50 Best Bars family was extended with the launch of Asia’s 50 Best Bars, which is now in its second edition. The 2017 list was announced on 22nd June 2017.