Alaya, the latest homegrown concept of Chef Izu and restaurateur Evgeny Kuzin

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With the aim of creating an entirely new dining experience, Alaya is the latest restaurant to open in Dubai’s renowned DIFC. Masterminded by expert chef Izu and restaurateur Evgeny Kuzin, Alaya boasts Eastern Mediterranean cuisine in a surprising new setting.

“Chef Izu and I are long-term partners, with a shared vision to create homegrown concepts that also appeal to an international audience. Following the expansion of Gaia, ShanghaiME globally and the successful opening of La Maison Ani this year, it is our aim to continue on this path, sharing a new style of cuisine to a wider global audience,” said Kuzin.

The concept draws inspiration from the origin and raw beauty of the diverse Eastern Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions, magnifying superior products, flavors and dishes to deliver a rich culinary experience with a contemporary signature.

Designed by Richard Saunders and Sagrada, Alaya’s interior brings the beauty and worldliness of the Eastern Mediterranean region to DIFC.