“Yaba” opened its doors in the year 2022 to become the first modern Iraqi restaurant in the world. Our dishes are developed in a non-traditional way to give a third dimension to the Iraqi cuisine. The design is inspired by the ancient civilizations of Iraq. In this sense, “Yaba” becomes the bridge between history and modernity.
A celebrity chef, architect, recipe developer, content creator on social media, and the owner of “YABA” restaurant. A renowned name that added a third dimension to the Iraqi cuisine. Chef Shaheen participated in Master Chef UK and carved his path to the finals, representing Iraqi and middle eastern dishes with a modern twist. Each of Chef Shaheen’s dishes is developed with finesse and has his inventive imprint. He opened his first restaurant “YABA” in Dubai for customers to experience the fusion of Iraqi dishes with international cuisines.