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by Orwell HuxleySeptember 21, 2019

Nakheel has confirmed the “internationally-renowned” SushiSamba restaurant is to open on the 51st floor of The Palm Tower, 220 metres above Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.

SushiSamba, which operates in London, Miami, Las Vegas and Amsterdam, has partnered with Dubai’s Sunset Hospitality Group for the new venue, which will open in 2020.

The restaurant at The Palm Tower will offer a blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, culture, music and design.

Omar Khoory, managing director, Nakheel Malls, said: “Palm Jumeirah’s restaurant and recreation scene continues to bring a new dimension to living and leisure in the UAE, delivering unrivalled hospitality, experiences and views for residents and tourists.


“SushiSamba will undoubtedly be one of Dubai’s most-anticipated new attractions, and we look forward to the opening of this stunning, internationally-renowned venue.”

The Palm Tower is built onto Nakheel Mall, which will feature F&B concepts, including a collection of rooftop fine dining restaurants. Nakheel Mall, opening later this year, has 300-plus shops, restaurants and attractions and its own Palm Monorail station.

Omar Gutierrez, chief operating officer of SushiSamba, added:  “SushiSamba opened its first restaurant in New York in 1999 and has evolved into one of the world’s most sought-after venues for dining and entertainment. Twenty years on, we are gearing up to open in Dubai which, as a growing culinary destination, is a perfect fit.”

Palm Tower comprises a 289-room St Regis hotel, 432 luxury residences and a host of recreational facilities at ground and roof level. The hotel occupies the first 18 floors, with fully-
furnished studios and one, two and three bedroom apartments on the upper floors.

Above the residences is a three-storey rooftop dining and leisure complex offering a 50th floor infinity pool, SushiSamba on level 51 and The View public observatory at floor 52.

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Orwell Huxley
A journalist and editor who has lived in Dubai for 20 years and on the Palm for the last 6. Having bought his own home on the island, he really feels it is home, loves it, and believes it could well become the best place on the planet.

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