Jumeirah Announces Addition of First Michelin Starred Chef to its Team

By Jumeirah, PRNE
Sunday, November 14, 2010

DUBAI, UAE, November 15, 2010 - Jumeirah has announced that its Burj Al Arab hotel has welcomed the first
Michelin starred chef to its culinary team; chef Mansur Memarian, who has
been appointed as chef de cuisine for Al Mahara, the under-water themed fine
dining restaurant where guests enjoy contemporary seafood whilst seated in
full view of one of Dubai's most beautiful aquariums.

As the first Iranian chef to be awarded a Michelin star, chef Mansur
brings a wealth of experience and personal passion to the position. After
moving to Frankfurt, Germany at a young age, chef Mansur discovered his
passion for cooking whilst working at Villa Medici, an Italian restaurant
where he was inspired by the Italian style of selecting and handling

His career then progressed quickly as he rose steadily through the ranks
with positions in various restaurants throughout Germany including the
renowned Schiffchen restaurant (3 Michelin stars) Massimiliano,
Hummerstubchen (2 Michelin stars) and The Victorian Restaurant, where he was
instrumental in helping the establishment to regain its Michelin rating.

In 2005 he took on his first position as head chef, managing the kitchen
of Jagdhof Glashutte. After only one year in this position he had earned his
first Michelin star and found his style of cuisine to be in high demand
throughout Europe.

Inspired by a new challenge, chef Mansur moved to Innsbruck, Austria to
open the well-known Pavilion restaurant to great success. Under his
leadership and menu design, the restaurant was awarded a Michelin star and
two toques by Gault Millau. During his tenure, chef Mansur also published his
first cookbook, 'Gourmet Raffinessen', which was voted as Best Cookbook,
Austria in 2007.

In his new position with Burj Al Arab, chef Mansur aims to bring a more
Mediterranean influence to the menu, with an emphasis on simple, good quality
fresh ingredients fused with Iranian spices to complement the restaurant's
visually stunning decor.

About Jumeirah:

Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts are regarded as among the world's best hotels
and have won numerous international travel and tourism awards. Jumeirah,
the Dubai-based luxury international hotel management group and member of
Dubai Holding, owns a number of Dubai hotels (
. Among the Jumeirah hotels in Dubai (
www.jumeirah.com/en/Hotels-and-Resorts/) is the world renowned Burj Al
Arab, the world's most luxurious hotel, which features an underwater
restaurant in Dubai (

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the hyperlinks into your Internet browser's URL address field. Remove the
space if one exists.)

Other hotels include the multi-award winning Jumeirah Beach Hotel,
Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Madinat Jumeirah and Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert
Resort & Spa in Dubai, Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in
London and Jumeirah Essex House in New York.

    For further information please contact:

    Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
    Mia Hedman
    Director Corporate Communications
    PO Box 214159
    United Arab Emirates


For further information please contact: Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications, Mia Hedman, Director Corporate Communications, PO Box 214159, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, +971-4-364-7974

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