Dubai will claim to boast the highest restaurant in the world early next year when Emaar launches an outlet on floor 122 of Burj Khalifa.

EHG has announced that the restaurant will be called Atmosphere and will be a unique addition to high-end dining in Dubai and the Middle East.

Company chief executive officer, Marc Dardenne, told Caterer Middle East that the outlet, as a concept, had a world dimension. It has the, “bragging rights of being the highest restaurant in the world,” Dardenne said of the EHG’s latest project.

“It is really a grill room concept and quite a large lounge concept and we’ll be doing lunch, afternoon, pre-dinner drinks and dinner and I think it’s going to be really unique to Dubai,” said Dardenne.

The restaurant is located two levels below the observation deck ‘At the Top’ and EHG expects it to become a must-see venue for visitors to Dubai.

Atmosphere is being designed by famous hospitality designer Adam Tihany, responsible for hotels such as the One&Only in Cape Town, South Africa.

It will be run by EHG’s new Lifestyle Dining division, and Dardenne said that the concept could be exported to other world cities and be a success.

“It does not have to be a one-off. It just has to be in the highest building in the city where it is located to call it Atmosphere,” Dardenne said.