Al Fai Restaurant Opens Its Doors Creating Premier Qatari Gastronomy
“Msheireb Downtown Doha” welcomes its first restaurant at the acclaimed Msheireb Museums
Experience authentic Qatari cuisine with a modern twist, delivered by renown Qatari and Omani chefs who will offer a taste of culture and history in every visit.
Al Fai Restaurant, created by Savy Hospitality, opened its doors yesterday for guests to experience true Qatari food, ambience and hospitality. Located at Company House, one of the four acclaimed Msheireb Museums, the new dining destination is the first restaurant to open at the project, as part of Msheireb Downtown Doha’s exciting programme of activations for 2018.
The menu at Al Fai specialises in highlighting authentic Qatari cuisine presented in a modern style – a Qatari fusion of food using a contemporary design. Every dish served at Al Fai has an artistic flair, including a selection of continental dishes made with exciting techniques served in an elegant setting. Al Fai is not just a restaurant, it is also a representation of culture, offering food for a variety of occasions, through a great dining experience that tells stories with its setting.
Mr. Ali Al Kuwari A/CEO at Msheireb Properties commented: “The opening of Al Fai Restaurant is a landmark for Msheireb Downtown Doha, as the first of many fine-dining options to open soon at Qatar’s new regeneration project in the heart of Doha. This year we will be announcing a programme of new openings and milestones as new retail, residential and commercial opportunities become available. Our staff is pressing ahead to complete the final works of construction on the way to the completion of the project. We encourage everyone to come and see for themselves the acclaimed Msheireb Museums and taste authentic Qatari cuisine at Al Fai.”
Sheikh Abdul Rehman bin Saoud Al-Thani, Savy Hospitality, commented, “Al Fai Restaurant, meaning ‘the shadow”. The restaurant is housed at Company House which was the first technical office of the oil exploration initiatives in Qatar. It is a great privilege and honour to be a part of Qatari history and tradition, and we are pleased to announce we have brought the famous Omani Celebrity Chef Mr. Issa Allemki to head this prestigious restaurant. In addition, we will offer signature dishes from renowned Qatari Chef Mrs. Noora Al-Khulaifi. We have presented this restaurant as a tribute to local talent and culture. Paintings were sourced from Qatari artists Tamador and Mariam Ahmad, and flower decorations from HINKS flowers, run by a group of Qatari creative entrepreneur”
And decorating tables of HINKS flower coordinators run by a group of Qatari creative girls
Mr. Hafiz Ali, Director of Msheireb Museums said: “We are thrilled to announce the opening of Al Fai Restaurant that will add a new dynamic to the rich, cultural offering already available at Msheireb Museums. As we continue to move forward with plans to develop our programme of partnerships, workshops and exhibitions, it is fantastic we can now offer unique, authentic Qatari cuisine right on our doorstep. We look forward to welcoming visitors and residents of Qatar, and beyond.”
Yoonus Salim Vappattu, Managing Director, SAVY Hospitality said; “We extend our sincere gratitude to Msheireb Properties and Msheireb Museums for entrusting us with this unique concept. We have taken several months of research to successfully launch and present a contemporary Qatari restaurant combining authenticity, tradition, fashion and a gastronomic fusion. Alfai will be the place for experiencing warm Qatari hospitality and the tastes of Qatar, for residents and tourists at its strategic location in the heart of Doha, overlooking the symbol of Qatari culture – Souq Waqif.”
A fine dining restaurant set at the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, Al Fai stands exactly where the headquarters of Qatar’s first oil company stood in the early 1950s. This historic space retains many memories of the remarkable efforts of the Qatari pioneers of those times. Al Fai is an attempt in paying tribute to a bygone era by offering its guests the taste of authentic, traditional Qatari cuisine, in a contemporary setting. Where the menu is inspired by hundreds of stories from the golden period that ushered in a new beginning for the people of Qatar, curated by leading gastronomy experts from Qatar and Oman.
Savy Hospitality and Mshiereb Museums welcomes its guest to explore the gastronomy of Qatari cuisine and an immersion of Qatari culture. Al Fai Restaurant is open Saturday – Thursday from 11am to 11.30 pm and Friday from12:30pm to 11:30pm at Company House, Msheireb Museums at Msheireb Downtown Doha.