Em Sherif wins Best Lebanese Restaurant at Fact Qatar Dining Awards 2021

Ali Bin Ali Holding’s Em Sherif Restaurant Qatar triumphed at the prestigious FACT Dining Awards 2021 and received the award for Best Lebanese Restaurant in the country. A franchisee of Em Sherif Lebanon, Em Sherif Qatar has already established its popularity with its authentic oriental cuisine.

The awards ceremony took place on Monday, June 21 at Marsa Malaz Kempinski at The Pearl, Doha. Operations Manager Mr. Ali Mahfouz, Brand Manager Mr. Gilbert Beyrouty & Marketing Specialist Mr. Tanveer Yusuf were in attendance at the ceremony and proudly represented the Em Sherif team.

Being recognized at the FACT Qatar Dining Awards is indeed an accolade for Em Sherif to celebrate. Winners at the keenly contested awards are selected based on both public votes and critic opinions. Organizers of the event take into consideration the opinions and evaluations of a select panel of FACT award judges, reports from mystery shoppers, public votes, as well as analytics for each competing entity, in order to decide the winners in each category.

Commenting on the victory Mr. Ali Mahfouz said “This is indeed an award we are proud to receive. Being selected as the Best Lebanese Restaurant in Qatar is truly a compliment to Em Sherif. We are well aware that we were judged on three distinct criteria; Food, which covers Presentation, Menu Composition, Taste and Value for Money, followed by the class and quality of Service and finally the Ambience of the restaurant. Clearly, the award confirms that Em Sherif has excelled in all these areas. And we are thrilled by that.”

Speaking about Em Sherif Restaurant’s achievement, Group General Manager for ABA Hospitality Mr. Bassel Salim Ammar said:  “The management and staff of Em Sherif Restaurant would like to pay tribute to the many guests and friends who have shown such great support of our establishment through a very difficult period. We would also like to thank the team at FACT Qatar for giving us all something to smile about.”

These awards recognize the team-oriented nature of the hospitality business and we at Em Sherif Restaurant look forward to continuing to serve you in the future. Our unwavering focus at Em Sherif is to grow from strength to strength, elevating our brand and bringing continued success to ABA Holding.

Em Sherif Qatar restaurant has previously won the title of Best Lebanese Restaurant in Doha at Time Out Doha’s 2019 Restaurant Awards.

Ali Bin Ali Holding’s Em Sherif Qatar celebrates 2nd anniversary

On Tuesday, 25th February 2020, Em Sherif Restaurant at the Sheraton Grand in Doha celebrated the completion of its 2nd successful year in Qatar. The event began at 7:00 pm where Mrs. Mireille Hayek – the founder and creator of Em Sherif Restaurants along with her brother Mr. Dany Chaccour – CEO of SGR offshore, welcomed the guests to the special evening that celebrated Em Sherif Restaurant’s story of success.


The idyllic setting with the panoramic view of the Arabian Gulf and Doha Corniche, was the perfect backdrop for the dazzling ceremony. The founder joined the gathering filled with VIP guests and special invitees, who applauded the continuing strength and the achievements of Em Sherif brand.


As always, Em Sherif Restaurant had an extraordinary surprise planned to entertain its guests. Aziza, the renowned Lebanese singer performed live at the event, much to the delight of the invitees, the media and social media influencers who were present at the evening. In addition to those who were there to celebrate the 2nd year anniversary, the restaurant was packed to capacity with fans to the invited guest.  Mrs. Hayek and Mr. Chaccour were joined by the management of Ali Bin Ali Hospitality, the franchisee of Em Sherif Restaurant in Qatar.

Speaking to the media, Mrs. Hayek said, “It is truly a joy for us to mark the 2nd year Anniversary of Em Sherif Restaurant in Qatar. Within this short period of time the restaurant has earned a distinguished name for its cuisine, setting and ambience. We are glad that after Lebanon and Kuwait, Em Sherif Restaurant has been able to delight food lovers in Qatar. We are proud that we continue Em Sherif tradition with consistency in quality and taste everywhere, every time and our guests’ value it”.


Thanking everyone for joining the celebrations, Group General Manager of ABA Hospitality Mr. Bassel Salim Ammar said: “Em Sherif is a star in Ali Bin Ali Hospitality’s portfolio and we are glad that we have introduced such a premium brand in Qatar. For us at Em Sherif, the goal is always to offer our guests an unsurpassed first-class dining experience. We are happy that we are appreciated and was also awarded the title of the Best Lebanese Restaurant in Doha at Time Out Doha’s 2019 Restaurant Awards.”


Ali Bin Ali Hospitality’s Em Sherif named best Lebanese Restaurant in Doha

Adding yet another accolade to its illustrious portfolio, Ali Bin Ali Hospitality’s Em Sherif restaurant has won the title of Best Lebanese Restaurant in Doha at Time Out Doha’s 2019 Restaurant Awards.

Doha’s best restaurants of 2019 were revealed in a dazzling ceremony on June 19 at Grand Hyatt Doha. Across 25 categories, restaurants throughout Qatar’s capital were nominated for their commitment to fantastic dining experiences.

Over the past 12 months, Time Out Doha’s team of reviewers have eaten their way all over the city, visiting restaurants anonymously to make the big decision.

Elated at receiving the honor, General Manager of ABA Hospitality Mr. Philippe Tardieu said: “Em Sherif is one of our new addition within the ABAH portfolio and we were always confident about its first-in-class positioning despite the large number of Lebanese eateries in Doha. We are very particular about the service and food quality offered at the restaurant and this has already brought several celebrities and VIPs to Em Sherif. It is indeed an honor to be recognized by the most prestigious regional award, ‘Time Out’, where the team finally harvested the fruits of their hard work and dedication.”

ABA Hospitality introduced the famous Lebanese dining address in Qatar in 2018. Located inside Sheraton Grand Doha, the restaurant is designed to represent an antique oriental mansion, lavish with luxury and Ms. Em Sherif’s own personal touch, as well as by its homely atmosphere where invitees are offered a world-class set menu.