Wagamama has opened a restaurant in Sharjah, the company’s first site in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) outside of Dubai, as part of continued expansion in the region.

The 110-cover restaurant was launched at the newly opened Zero 6 shopping centre in Al Juraina District, which houses the largest IMAX theatre in the UAE.

The restaurant also offers a terraced area, with the venue opening in time for Ramadan.

The launch brings the number of Wagamama sites in the UAE to six, with wider expansion to take place this year in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Wagamama launched in the UAE in 2004, opening its largest venue to date in the country in Dubai earlier this year.

Wagamama international managing director Brian Johnston said: “With an established and growing presence in Dubai, we are excited to launch in another emirate, bringing fresh Japanese-inspired cuisine to diners in Sharjah for the first time. The opening signifies the wider expansion plan of our franchise partner RMAL Hospitality to deliver world-class restaurant experiences to UAE residents and visitors.”