Hakkasan Dubai appoints new general manager

Rupesh Shetty joins the restaurant from Tamba in Abu Dhabi
Rupesh Shetty
Rupesh Shetty

Hakkasan has appointed a new general manager for its Dubai branch - Rupesh Shetty.

Indian national Shetty graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management in 2001. In 2002, he moved to Dubai to be part of the pre-opening team at the One and Only Royal Mirage pre-opening team.

He then moved to be the assistant manager at Jambase restaurant in Souk Madinat, before he moved to Mina A’Salam’s Al Muna restaurant.


Shetty joined the pre-opening team at Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel as assistant food and beverages manager, and was promoted in two years to F&B manager, leading a team of 216 employees, while also managing the hotel’s beach club, West 14th Restaurant and Marina Bar on Palm Jumeirah.

In 2014, he accepted the position of restaurant development manager at Purple Honey Group, owners of Biryani Pot, Coriander, Zaytinya, and Tamba, where he assisted in expansion plans, concept creations, feasibility studies, as well as being responsible for the suppliers, recruitment, training, marketing, communication and overall operations.

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