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New Lumee branch opens at Bahrain International Airport

Dec 05th 2022
New Lumee branch opens at Bahrain International Airport

Bahraini casual dining favorite Lumee’s newest location at Bahrain International Airport (BIA) is now open, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of BIA, announced. The restaurant will be operated by SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide. The addition of the authentic local eatery further reinforces BIA’s Bahraini character, which differentiates it from other airports. BAC Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah attended the opening ceremony alongside SSP Bahrain General Manager Tomas de Prat Gay and Lumee Restaurants Director, Hamad Rashed Isa


Mr. Al Binfalah said: “We are delighted to finally celebrate the opening of this distinctly Bahraini restaurant, which completes the eclectic mix of dining offerings at BIA. The branch was initially set to open alongside the airport’s other restaurants but remained closed because of the pandemic. For many travelers, the most popular part of visiting a country for the first time is sampling the local cuisine. Now, even transit passengers can enjoy traditional and contemporary Bahraini street food and grills without stepping foot outside the airport.”


Mr. de Prat Gay said: “Lumee On the go” has opened its doors at BIA in partnership with SSP Bahrain. Luimee is devoted to capturing the essence of street food in a contemporary setting whilst providing exciting flavors from Bahrain and the Middle East. Some of our classics include “achar hummus” and “Tikka Lumee” alongside the renowned traditional breakfast. We are excited to open the first Lumee outlet in an airport environment and look forward to serving our guests at BIA.”


Located in the Departures Area near Souq Al Qaisariya, Lumee on The Go features contemporary décor and can accommodate 82 guests 24-hours a day. It adds to the diverse selection of food and beverage offerings at BIA, which is the most modern boutique airport in the Gulf.