A launch date of 1 October has been announced for two-Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines' first restaurant outside the UK.
Pearls by Michael Caines, which opens in the 382-bedroom Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, will reflect the cultural diversity of the city, offering a modern menu that reflects the cuisine of the tiny United Arab Emirate and the Arabian Gulf.
The casual-dining restaurant will have a separate entrance to the five-star hotel, floor-to-ceiling open glass walls and a terrace on the upper floor with views of Abu Dhabi's islets and the sea. Guests can arrive by boat, using the private landing jetty.
"The location of this stunning restaurant, with its independent entrance, will make it one of Abu Dhabi's top dining destinations," said Caines. "I'm sure that Pearls by Michael Caines will be a buzzing hub where people mix, mingle and do business during the day and indulge in relaxing times with friends in the evening."
The hotel's general manager, Stefan Fuchs, described the restaurant as an exciting concept "brought for the first time to the UAE". Jumeirah at Etihad Towers has 11 food and beverage outlets covering a variety of cuisines, including French, Italian, Lebanese and Japanese.
Earlier this year, Caines was granted permission to transform Courtlands House in Lympstone, Devon, into a luxury hotel and restaurant.
Caines is currently continuing in his role as executive chef at the two Michelin-starred restaurant at Gidleigh Park in Chagford, Devon, where he has been since 1994. In 2006 he was awarded an MBE for services to cooking.