The Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based hotel company, has signed a deal to launch its Noodle House brand into Russia. The company has signed a licensing agreement with Ingeo Limited to open eight restaurants in Moscow under the brand, with the first expected to open in the Russian capital in 2012. Jumeirah Restaurants, which is led by ex-Starbucks executive Phil Broad, has already rolled out the brand across the Middle East and India, and currently operates 17 restaurants under the format. The group, which also operates the Sana Bonta, Urbano, AllFreshCo, Rice + Spice and The Flaming Revolution brands, recently opened its first Noodle House sites in Kuwait, Dubai and Pakistan. It has previously spoken of bringing the Noodle House brand to the UK.