A Rich Armenian Lebanese Cuisine, Batchig is the first franchise in Dubai
United Arab Emirates, Dubai: Millennium Place Mirdif, a unique chic urban concept located at Mirdif Hills Community by Dubai Investments Real Estate Co., has announced the opening of Batchig restaurant, an Armenian Lebanese Cuisine at its premises.
Located on the fifth floor of Millennium Place Mirdif, Batchig’s first franchise in Dubai, features indoor and outdoor seating with its light casual ambience that will bring around people of all ages to savour the high-quality homemade delicacies which redefine live Armenian and Lebanese cooking at a whole new level.
Batchig is created by Fig Holding, a creative culinary company in Lebanon that adopts the mission of conserving and spreading the Armenian cultural heritage in the region. It is a spacious and colourful place made of wood and marble, which makes a perfect place for a business lunch, a family gathering, or a romantic evening.
On this occasion, the Mirdif community and media were invited earlier to celebrate the soft opening of Batchig to experience the rich Armenian and Lebanese culinary traditions firsthand, and in the presence of Aline Kamakian, CEO and co-founder of FIG holding, and creator of Batchig concept.
Aline Kamakian, CEO and co-founder of FIG holding, and creator of Batchig concept said: “I am very excited about Batchig’s opening. It provides an urban escape in the midst of a concrete jungle to create harmony with nature. The passion that drives me in my work is the dream to spread the Armenian culture, tell our story to the world, and safeguard and spread our rich cuisine.”
In 2013, Batchig saw light and is the daughter of Mayrig, the first Armenian cuisine concept of Fig which has now branches in Lebanon, Dubai Riyadh, and Yerevan.
“This is why we created Fig Holding, a creative culinary company that adopts the mission of conserving and spreading the Armenian cultural heritage in the world, “concluded Aline.
Bassam Bou Sleiman, General Manager of Millennium Place Mirdif, said: “I am delighted to announce the opening of the first Batchig restaurant that will take pride of place in Millennium Place Mirdif. A huge amount of care and attention has been paid to the aesthetic. I think it will stun our guests. The food, drinks and shisha atmosphere offer a journey of scents and tastes gathered from the east and west starting from the olive oil base to deliver healthy preparation methods.”
A food passionate, Aline Kamakian began her career as an insurance broker at the age of 18 to put herself into college. Graduated with a double major in Masters in Finance and Marketing. Aline never forgot her love for food but most importantly she never forgot her Armenian roots!
In June 2003, Aline opened “Mayrig”, an avant-guardiste traditional Armenian restaurant. Since then, Aline has ventured into new concepts, catering in 2004, Batchig in 2013, Mayrig Boutique in 2014. In 2022, Aline opened Batchig’s first franchise to Dubai at the Millennium Place – Mirdif.
Batchig is open daily from 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM. It is right around the corner to gather food lovers around high-quality homemade delicacies and experience the finest selection of Mezze, grills, and traditional Lebanese beverages and shisha in a beautiful outdoor setting with glorious views of the Mushrif Park.
ABOUT MILLENNIUM PLACE MIRDIF
Millennium Place Mirdif is a four-star, chic urban hotel concept with 116 rooms and suites, and 132 serviced apartments along with a variety of dining options, gym, spa, and multi-purpose meeting space. The hotel is 10 minutes away from Dubai International Airport, with a great view overlooking Mushrif Park and Mirdif’s bicycle tracks. The property includes beautiful interior designs and contemporary architectural features combining modern lifestyle demands with luxurious and artistic touches.
The hotel is managed by Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Middle East & Africa (MEA), recognized as one of the fastest-growing hotel management companies in the region.
ABOUT MILLENNIUM PLACE
Millennium Place is a lifestyle brand with happiness at its very core. Polite but carefree with bags of genuine energy, it aims to make all the guests feel happy and good about themselves. The brand intends to deliver a compelling guest experience in line with its promise to ‘Find your happy place’.
The talent are genuinely happy people, caring and committed to providing the best experiences possible for the guests. They consistently aims to put a smile on every guest, offering an incomparable journey with a cheerful, warm, caring and personal service to all. Combining comfort with leisure, everyone will feel welcomed and comfortable during the happiness journey at the hotel.
The cultural values of Millennium PLACE brand include Playful, Lifestyle, Appreciation, Childhood and Emotional. Millennium Place provides a place for everyone coming from all walks of life, from business to families, ambitious, creative, curious, cosmopolitan, passionate, forward-looking, plugged-in, youthful and experience seekers and more, it is a PLACE for everyone.
ABOUT MILLENNIUM & COPTHORNE HOTELS
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels (M&C) is a London-based global hotel company, which owns, manages and operates over 135 hotels across some 80 locations worldwide. Its properties are in key gateway cities such as London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Dubai, Doha, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Singapore and Hong Kong. M&C is the hotel arm of Singapore-listed global real estate company City Developments Limited (CDL). M&C’s global brand – Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) has four distinct hotel collections — Leng’s Collection, M Collection, Millennium Collection and Copthorne Collection — throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East, New Zealand and the United States. Occupying the best locations around the world, MHR has the perfect address for business and leisure travellers. Listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1996, M&C was delisted on 11 October 2019 following a successful privatisation exercise launched by CDL.
Millennium Hotels & Resorts Middle East & Africa currently operates 45 hotels with almost 15,000 keys in addition to 32 hotels in the pipeline across the region. From a single property in Abu Dhabi, Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Middle East & Africa has expanded into various neighbouring