GAIA, Scalini, and Joel Robuchon pop-ups in Jeddah’s Saudi Seasons

Bulldozer Group is behind the three pop-ups at the festival
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Scalini, Gaia

Following on from COYA Dubai’s appearance at the Saudi Seasons cultural festival in Jeddah, Bulldozer Group is bringing three of its concepts to the month long event also.

Dubai diners will be familiar with Greek-Mediterranean concept GAIA and Italian restaurant Scalini, both of which have outlets in the city, but Bulldozer is also bringing L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon to the Kingdom.


The legendary French chef’s haute cuisine concept is in cities including London, New York, and Paris, and will be in Jeddah’s Assila Hotel until July 18.

It’s GAIA’s first international appearance since the Dubai-born restaurant opened in 2018. Created in partnership with chef Izu Ani, GAIA will be located on the Obhor waterfront throughout Jeddah Season.

Scalini first opened in London in 1988 before expanding to Dubai almost 30 years later. Now guests can enjoy its quintessentially Italian cuisine on the Jeddah waterfront until July 18.

Evgeny Kuzin, managing partner and co-founder of Bulldozer Group, who spoke of taking GAIA and Scalini beyond Dubai in our interview with him in May’s issue, said: “We are so proud to be able to play a part in such an exciting initiative, and to bring our expertise to help shape the tourism industry in Saudi Arabia. With our unique restaurant pop-ups, we aim to bring a world-class dining experience to Jeddah for the first time. We have tailored each project to suit the region, in order to provide excellent service, delectable cuisine and an enjoyable ambiance for residents and tourists alike.”

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