Gabriele BabiniAs the Director of Operations of At.mosphere Grill and Lounge, newcomer to Dubai Italian Gabriele Babini is an expert on some of the finest food and beverages in Dubai served at the world’s’s highest restaurant. Over the past 20 years Babini has worked in luxury hotels around the world including a post as General Manager of Azurea Hotel in Manila, Philippines and Director of Operations of Dal Toro and Lamborghini Italian Restaurant at the Palazzo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has also worked in Switzerland, Venezuela, Australia, China, and Canada. He has degrees in Hotel Management, Bartending, Chef de Cuisine, and certification as a professional sommelier. Babini speaks Italian, English and Spanish.

Where were you born ?
Rome, Italy
How long in Dubai:
Seven months
Downtown Dubai
Director of Operations, At.mosphere, Burj Khalifa
Favorite Restaurant:
Margaux in Souk Al Bahar
Best Sushi:
Best Ethnic Food:
Asado at The Palace – Old Town
Best Italian:
Bice Mare in Souk Al Bahar
Best place for late night dining:
Moulin D’Or
Best dessert:
My mother’s homemade Tiramisu
Best place for a romantic date:
Aquara in the Dubai Marina Yacht Club
Hautest Club/Lounge:
Best place for a power business meeting:
Private Dining Room in the At.mosphere Grill
All-around favorite spot in Dubai:
Any area near the beach
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Armani Hotel Dubai
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Dubai Marina Mall
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Dubai Marina Mall
Best Spa:
The Spa at The Palace – The Old Town
Favorite Cultural Event:
The Holy Month of Ramadan – keeps you in touch with faith and a time to spend with family and friends.
Best Aspect of Dubai:
The weather – it is always sunny in Dubai!
Best Pizza:
800 Pizza
Best Lunch:
Shakespeare & Co.
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Jogging on the beach
Best Massage:
Armani/SPA 80 minutes of great stress relief
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
Al Bastakiya
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