It’s easy to see why…

The World’s 50 Best Bars is, unsurprisingly, an annual ranking of the best bars in the world. Released at the start of October, the currently ranked world’s best bar is London’s Dandelyan bar, found at the Mondrian Hotel.

Ahead of the announcement of the World’s 50 Best Bars 2019, the world’s best bars ranked 51 – 100 have been revealed, and a popular Dubai hotspot has made the cut.

Sitting at number 62 is DIFC’s Zuma, up 7 places from 69 in 2018. The restaurant and lounge, which celebrated a decade in Dubai in 2018, is the highest ranked venue in the MENA region.

Since opening in 2008, Zuma Dubai has become one of the city’s best loved and most successful venues. No matter what evening you visit, whether it be for their delicious, izakaya-style Japanese cuisine in the restaurant, or a famed Zuma cocktail complete with branded spherical ice cube, you’re guaranteed an electric ambience, impeccable service and an all-round brilliant time.


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The original Zuma was founded by entrepreneur Rainer Becker and co-founder Arjun Waney in the upscale London district of Knightsbridge in 2002. They went on to open Zuma branches around the world and now have outposts in Miami, Rome, Pukhet, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Becker’s more recent concept, Roka, is set to make its Dubai debut in 2020 when it opens in the ME by Melia hotel. The hotel will be housed inside The Opus in Business Bay, designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid.

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