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Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers Set to Host MENA’s 50 Best Restaurants Official Awards Ceremony

Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers are delighted to be the official hotel partner for the inaugural edition of the Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. The edition is an extension of hugely prestigious The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, which dishes out highly coveted rankings to the most elite eateries on the planet.

Now, the 19 countries that make up the Middle East and North Africa are set to participate in their own awards programme, which will reveal the region’s 50 best restaurants at a VIP event at the Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers on February 7th 2022.

Alessandro Redaelli, General Manager of Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers said “We thrive to be the best and most innovative when it comes to food and beverage offerings. Therefore being able to host such a prestigious event within our property celebrating the crème de la crème of the MENA food and beverage industry is an absolute honor.”

One of the city’s most iconic culinary hotels, Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers is home to 12 award-winning restaurants and bars with an outstanding team of authentic chefs. The hotel is well known for its signature restaurants VaKaVa, SOLE and Li Beirut and is a fitting location for one of the most prestigious events in the culinary calendar.

Emma Banks, Vice President F&B Strategy and Development, EMEA, Hilton, is delighted to welcome the first Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants awards gala to Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, which last year awarded the No.1 spot to Noma in Copenhagen, generates passionate discussion in the restaurant community around the world and Banks is proud to put Hilton at the centre of that conversation for the MENA region in 2022.

“Having the eyes of the restaurant world on the Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers for the inaugural Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants awards is tremendously exciting and a huge honour,” she said. “I’m sure hosting the ceremony will be both energising and inspiring for the F&B team at the hotel and I know they can’t wait to show their skills to the attendees. We look forward to welcoming the region’s best chefs to the capital in February for what I anticipate will be a fiercely contested awards show.”

Some highlights of the landmark event that runs from February 4th to 8th 2022 in Abu Dhabi include: #50BestTalks MENA: United Through Food, a thought-leadership forum; live chef-led 50 Best Masterclasses; and a series of dining events helmed by international and local chefs including an exclusive dinner to be held at Tori No Su, Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers with Natsuko Shoji, Asia’s Best Pastry Chef 2020 and the owner of Été, an exclusive one-table, six-seat restaurant in Shibuya, in the heart of Tokyo. As well as wowing diners with intricate menus which feature dishes that contain only three or four ingredients, Shoji has also built a cake lab where she crafts delicate, fashion-inspired sweet creations that have been enjoyed by customers such as David Beckham and multi award-winning Danish chef René Redzepi from Noma. Été ranked No.83 in the extended 51-100 list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021.

Guests wishing to book Tori No Su Dining experience may do so by contacting + 971 (0) 2 811 5666 or emailing