Haute Spot: Almaz by Momo at Jumeirah Beach Residence

Contemporary North African restaurant Almaz by Momo, a long-time Dubai favorite for teas, tagines and much more, has a new location on Jumeirah Beach Residence.


The restaurant is its third location in the UAE, at The Beach-opposite JBR, a new shopping complex located on the beachfront adjacent to Jumeira Beach Residence. With a string of internationally renowned restaurants already established in London and Paris, Almaz by Momo was a welcome first by Mourad ‘Momo’ Mazouz in the Middle East in 2006. His restaurant concepts ‘Momo’ and ‘Sketch’ took London by storm more than a decade ago and continue to lead the industry, counting many major celebrities amongst their patrons. Likewise, since it’s opening, Almaz has become an institution in the Dubai and Abu Dhabi restaurant scenes, and is a winner of numerous culinary awards.

Almaz, meaning ‘diamond’ in Arabic, features a menu that reflects influences from the North African and Levant regions with an additional mix of Mediterranean dishes.  The talented team includes Executive Chef Mohamed Ourad, whose culinary skills and expertise have been honed over a long career working alongside Mourad Mazouz in Executive Chef roles at Momo London, Sketch London and Momo Beirut.

All ingredients used are sourced locally, the menu include Almaz’s signature Pigeon Pastilla, Tagines and Couscous alongside new and tantalizing additions such as Prawns Khetaiff, Quinoa Salad, Carpaccio of Hammour and Seared Tuna. Also on offer is a delectable breakfast menu to delight local residents as well as business lunch options to suit neighbouring businesses.

The new JBR location also includes a patisserie and ice cream section, where Head Pastry Chef Faycal Hedroug, tutored by the world-renowned, three-Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire at Sketch London, has created numerous beautiful and innovative delicacies. The patisserie will offer dine in and take away options, including delicious homemade ice cream flavours and a wonderful array of over twelve different desserts to take away, plus ten a la carte dine in options.

Also on site, is a small merchandise store selling African inspired merchandise by popular Moroccan stylist, Norya Ayron.

For more information, visit www.momoresto.com