This weekend sees the first anniversary of Flat12 Café, one of Dubai’s most unusual venues – a stylish coffee house, bistro, boutique, and gallery, showcases a rotating collection of heritage motors and iconic sports cars.
To celebrate its first birthday, Flat12 will be launching Cars & Cookies, a weekly Sunday event for the Dubai community, perfect for car enthusiasts to families looking for a fun day out. The outdoor event will be held at the back of the venue, and guests can expect to see up to 300 cars on show. The range of cars will differ every week, from classic cars to modern hypercar. Little ones can take the wheel in the kids pedal kart racing, with cars specially built for this event.
The restaurant will be open as normal, early birds not wanting to miss anything should opt for breakfast on the go with a Breakfast Buns MK1 (freshly baked bap, American cheese, veal bacon, fried egg, caramelized onions, Sriracha, ketchup) or Breakfast Burrito (omelette veal bacon, black beans, American cheese, mozzarella, guacamole, cilantro sauce, Sriracha & microgreens). Cookies will also be freshly baked and available to all guests attending the event.
Launched last November by six petrolhead Emirati brothers, Flat12 is in Dubai Maritime City, located in a 10,000 sqft warehouse built in 1979 – the oldest in Dubai! Co-founder & manager, Mohammed Abdulla Al Sahlawi commented, “As a young boy, I would film videos of car parades that passed in front of my home, using large camera recorders with VHS tapes. That childhood passion snowballed into Flat12, a community of car lovers that meet around the city to congregate and celebrate these magnificent machines in one place.
“With the launch of Cars & Cookies, the interest has been overwhelming and we expect to see over 400 people a week and encourage adults and families to join the event. Flat12 is not only about the food and the cars, but the main aim is to create a community. I love to see people get a feel of what I felt as a child – the absolute joy of seeing these magnificent machines in one place.”
Cars & Cookies launches on Sunday 27th November from 8am to 12pm
The events will run every Sunday until April 2023
Flat12 Cafe, Rashid, Dubai / 04 228 7123 / @flat12cafe