Dubai, UAE – November 11, 2015: Award-winning Middle Eastern-themed dining concept Reem Al Bawadi has been voted ‘Favourite Middle Eastern Restaurant’ at the prestigious What’s On Dubai Awards 2015. The win marked the second consecutive year for the franchise to be accorded the coveted accolade in the affordable dining category.
As the UAE’s best-selling entertainment magazine, What’s On holds a glittering awards ceremony each year to celebrate the very best in the UAE’s hospitality, entertainment and leisure industries. Now in its 14th year, the prestigious What’s On Dubai Awards is one of the longest running and most established awards programmes in the region.
“We were delighted that Reem Al Bawadi has been voted as the favourite affordable Middle Eastern restaurant for the second consecutive year. With the voting in the awards decided by the general public, the accolade represents a wonderful endorsement from our customers. We are looking forward to extending Reem Al Bawadi into the wider region and garnering a further array of industry awards as we grow the brand to even greater heights,” Nick Peel, CEO of Marka Holding, owner and operator of Reem Al Bawadi.
Founded in 2001, Reem Al Bawadi rapidly developed a reputation for providing the very best Middle Eastern-themed cuisine offerings. Its expansive menu of authentic and affordable fare, allied to a friendly and efficient customer service, has garnered it a strong and loyal clientele since it first opened its doors. The restaurant’s popularity has enabled it to grow from a single outlet to become one of the largest, best known and most highly regarded local food and beverage brands in the UAE.
Marka Holding, the first publicly listed retail operator in the UAE, acquired Reem Al Bawadi in May this year. The company has revealed a robust expansion plan for the brand that will see it open more outlets across the Middle East and North Africa region. Marka has confirmed that the growth of Reem Al Bawadi is part of its long-term strategy of building a portfolio of leading brands under its dedicated food and beverage division, Marka Hospitality.
Over the years Reem Al Bawadi has received numerous plaudits and acclaim. In addition to winning at the influential What’s On Dubai Awards in both 2014 and 2015, it was bestowed the title ‘Best Middle Eastern Restaurant’ at the prestigious BBC Good Food ME Awards 2014.
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