It’s only been open a few days…

Homegrown pan-Asian restaurant Shanghai Me has only been open a few days, and it’s already had a visit from H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The newly opened DIFC restaurant was the lunch spot of choice for the Dubai Ruler and his guests on Wednesday November 27.

During the lunch, Sheikh Mohammed also appeared to share a sweet moment with a little girl who was dining with her family at a neighbouring table and approached the Dubai Ruler to ask for a photo.

Shanghai Me, a homegrown restaurant created by hospitality powerhouses Bulldozer Group, began accepting reservations on Sunday November 24 – just three days ago.

Described as “an upscale Asian restaurant inspired by the glamour of 1930s Shanghai”, it’s found in The Exchange building in DIFC. Split between a luxurious bar and lounge, bamboo-lined terrace, restaurant and private dining area, on the menu guests can expect a blend of flavours from across East Asia, with a mix of lighter plates and more indulgent dishes designed to suit every taste.

We wonder which Sheikh Mohammed opted for?

Sheikh Mohammed isn’t the only Dubai Royal who’s been spotted dining around Dubai of late. His son, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Crown Prince of Dubai, has also been seen dining at new restaurants across the city.

He first paid a visit to the recently opened Fika in Jumeirah Beach Hotel, before heading over to Aya, a new restaurant in City Walk later that week. Both restaurants are concepts by acclaimed local chef Izu Ani, the culinary mastermind behind restaurants like Gaia, Carine and The Lighthouse.

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