Who We Are
Established in 2009, Caramel Group is a Dubai-based hospitality development and management company.
Founded by Mohammed Al Hashimi, the Caramel Group portfolio started with flagship venue, Caramel Restaurant & Lounge – Dubai, which opened at the heart of the Dubai International Financial Centre in March 2010. The unprecedented success of this first venue saw a natural progression for the brand to promptly open a second property in the U.A.E. capital, and so Caramel Restaurant & Lounge – Abu Dhabi opened the following year.
Late 2013 saw the opening of family concept MO’s, an all-American family dining concept within the CITY WALK development in Jumeirah. At the same time the group also secured a third Caramel Restaurant & Lounge, the first overseas, with a Summer opening in Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
More recently a fourth Caramel opened within the prestigious grounds of the Royal Opera House Muscat, Oman in 2017 and this was shortly followed by an announcement from Mohammed Al Hashimi, that Muscat-based Al Zaman Hospitality had acquired a 50% equity stake in Caramel Group. As part of this joint venture, the group assumed daily operations of two existing Al Zaman owned properties namely Indian fine-dining restaurant The Indus, which neighbors Caramel Muscat, as well as contemporary Arabic beachfront property, Moorish. With both companies enjoying the prosperous launch of this fourth Caramel, plans are already being made for the inception of new dining concepts in Muscat as well as future international projects. The first of which has now been announced as a fifth Caramel restaurant in Knightsbridge, London Summer 2017.
“From the conception of Caramel Group we highlighted that it would play a fundamental role in the development of the hospitality industry in the region and we are now delivering on that promise. In Al Zaman Hospitality, we found a company that shares our vision and matches our ambition to develop and galvanize the Caramel brand and we remain committed to bringing further world-class boutique dining and entertainment venues to both the region and internationally.”
Mohammed Al Hashimi – Founder & Owner