Winners of the annual Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa’s Biryani Muqabla competition announced


Dubai, UAE: The Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa invited 9 aspiring chefs to compete on 29th of May at its annual Biryani Muqabla competition. The biryani cooking sessions were held at the Hotel’s award-winning Mumtaz Mahal Indian Restaurant.

The Judges for this competition included, Ms. Hina Saleem from peppersblog, Ms. Anam Anas, and Ms. Navita Gupta, former top finalist from Master Chef India and digital creator. 

Habib Khan, General Manager, Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, says: “We were extremely happy to welcome a very enthusiastic group of chef’s this year for the Biryani Muqabala. Each one pleasantly surprised us with their biryani making abilities; the judges must have had a hard time deciding the winners! We are proud to continue our tradition of encouraging talent and offering a platform to aspiring chefs in the region. ”

This year the participants prepared an array of Biryanis, including Bombay Biryani, Zafrani Chicken Biryani, Mutton Dum Biryani and Thai Style Biryani. The winning Biryani was a Malay inspired Chicken Biryani by Ms. Rashmi Govindan; second place was taken by Laziz Biryani Dawat by Ms. Ishita K and the 3rd place was the innovative Theeki Meethi Biryani by Kavita Khaira.

About Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa:

Set in the historic heart of Dubai, Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa is inspired by old Dubai’s heritage it offers a unique experience which is a combination of warm Arabic hospitality and state-of-the-art amenities designed to cater to both tourists and business travelers. It is opposite Dubai Museum and is a stone’s throw-away from the famous Dubai Creek and the timeless Souk Al Kabir, more commonly known as Meena Bazaar.  At a walking distance to Historic Bastakiya, Bank Street, Diplomatic Area, Computer Street and Port Rashid, this hotel is just 6 kilometers away from Dubai International Airport. It offers a splendid accommodation of 173 tastefully furnished rooms, including 41 executive rooms and 23 suites with non-smoking and interconnecting rooms also available. The hotel offers all business services and conference/meeting rooms as well as a variety of dining options. A fully equipped health club, temperature controlled swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and a Wellness Spa complete the picture.