IN THE SPOTLIGHT
A new era of Asian dining and a buzzing nightlife scene awaits at MayaBay Dubai
Monaco export MayaBay will officially open its doors this May 18th at Jumeirah Al Naseem’s Turtle lagoon
Originating in Monaco and for the first time internationally in Dubai, MayaBay is an impeccably executed dining and nightlife experience incorporating the best of Asian flavours. The epicurean menu, seamless ambiance, and the indefinable elegance of this Monégasque institution are sure to make an impact on Dubai’s gastronomic scene and add Asian flavour to Jumeirah Al Naseem’s Turtle Lagoon. Behind MayaBay’s move from Monaco to Dubai is a partnership between Orange Hospitality – the powerhouse behind Il Borro Tuscan Bistro and Alici Dubai – and Maya Collection, one of Monaco’s most prominent hospitality groups.
Seating 200 covers, the design is indisputably Asian – adorned with warm and intricately carved wooden panels accentuated by natural stones, red and green chairs, elegant crystal lights, and large glass windows that offer uninterrupted views of the picturesque Turtle Lagoon and the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel.
Asian cuisine and traditions
Headed by Chef Shane Mac Neill, MayaBay Dubai’s menu is rooted in traditional Asian cuisine – from dim sums to Japanese tempura and sushi, Thai curries and salads, and standout signatures including Maya Crispy Duck, Pad Thai, MayaBay sashimi, Yam Ped Tap Tim (duck salad), and Black Cod with miso and honey. It also expands on the classics in the form of contemporary dishes such as Caviar dim sum, Prik Pao Mangkorn (wok-fried lobster in prik pao sauce), and MayaBay beef tartare. The menu has also been carefully crafted to include special vegetarian and vegan-friendly options for guests.
MayaBay also introduces the signature MayaMoki brand, where sophistication is found in the customised flavours and playful details of traditional Japanese mochis, presented in elegant displays reminiscent of beautiful jewelry vitrines – available to enjoy for dessert or takeaway.
A well-curated wine list perfectly complements the various Asian dishes. MayaBay’s saké- certified team of sommeliers will guide guests through the selection of Japan’s traditional drink imported from various saké prefectures, as well as an array of authentic and gourmet teas.
A lively and buzzing nightlife scene
Guests can also expect a refined mixology experience. Bespoke cocktails are expertly concocted to resemble the four natural elements: wind, fire, water and earth. The Shokubutsu cocktail which translates to “botanica” is infused with banana, citrus, and agave – some ingredients to name a few. With the fire element, guests can expect cocktails with a kick, using spices and ingredients that surprises the palate like the delicious Amai honō which means “sweet flames” and includes yuzu, chilli, and agave.
An exclusive cigar lounge also offers a uniquely tailored experience – complete with an impressive selection of vintage Japanese whiskies.
Leave it to the music and live entertainment of MayaBay Dubai to bring progressive sounds throughout the night, exclusively created for a unique experience. With a DJ booth integrated on the mezzanine level of the bar and Asian-inspired beats from conga drums, percussions, and a live band, MayaBay promises an inspiring evening that will leave you mesmerised until late.
Following in the footsteps of its sister restaurant MayaBay Monaco, MayaBay Dubai is set to quickly become a household name in Dubai’s thriving dining and nightlife scene.