Zero In On The Flavour

by Mahak Mannan | 19 Apr 2018

Head mixologist at Zero Gravity, Albert Christian tells us about the latest trends in the beverage business. Tell us a little about yourself and your passion for mixology. Hailing from Indonesia, I got in touch with mixology for the first time in 2011 and immediately developed a passion for it. Once I moved to Dubai,

Pizza Express Goes live

by Mahak Mannan | 19 Apr 2018

Giving a creative twist to its jazzy counterpart, Jazz@Pizza Express the brand has launched a new dining and nightlife destination Pizza Express Live. Located at Double Tree by Hilton in Business Bay Square, the latest concept will offer vibrant entertainment throughout the week as guests delve into a series of performances including stand-up comedy nights

The Lion Welcomes New Management

by Mahak Mannan | 17 Apr 2018

Nick Alvis and Scott Price of folly by Nick and Scott to take over the local pub. Staying true to their British roots, Nick Alvis and Scott Price have taken over The Black Lion at H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road and have stripped back the food menu, creating a celebration of English pub classics with signatures including sausage rolls

A New Terrace Lounge Has Opened at JW Marriott Marquis

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Apr 2018

From Beirut to Dubai, Seven Sisters bring its laid back lounge culture to Business Bay. Located on the first floor of the JW Marriott Marquis hotel, Seven Sisters represents the elements of an oasis- the sun, moon, stars, sky, water, wind and flora across the venue, from the interior design to the food and bar

Pierre’s Bistro & Bar launch party

by Mahak Mannan | 02 Apr 2018

Located on the promenade level at Intercontinental Dubai Festival City, Pierre’s Bistro & Bar is a contemporary chic restaurant, bar and lounge by Michelin star Chef, Pierre Gagnaire.

Inner City Zoo launches in Dubai’s JBR

by Crystal Chesters | 08 Oct 2017

A new nightclub from Solutions Leisure Group, the company behind Lock Stock and Barrel, will launch in Dubai this week. Opening on Friday 13 October in Rixos Premium Dubai JBR, Inner City Zoo is described as an edgy yet sophisticated party spot set to redefine Dubai’s club scene. The 7,000ft2 club has 200,000 watts of

New Moonshine app offers beverage deals in UAE

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Jul 2017

Moonshine, an app that partners with nightlife venues to offer discounts on beverages, has launched in the UAE. The subscription-based app, which can be downloaded on iOS and Android devices, offers subscribers the first beverage on the house at partner venues. Sylvia Youssef, executive director and co-founder of Moonshine, commented: “We are very excited to

COVER STORY: Locked Down

by Crystal Chesters | 26 Jan 2017

With another Lock, Stock & Barrel in the pipeline, five franchise deals looming and a coveted US brand under its belt, Solutions Leisure Group is taking no prisoners in 2017 By the end of 2017, Solutions Leisure Group, the three-year-old Dubai-based entertainment company, will have nine operating venues, and looks forward to doubling its turnover

Dubai’s Ibis One Central launches Cuban bar

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Dec 2016

Cuban-themed lounge bar, Cubano Lito, has opened at Ibis One Central in the Dubai World Trade Centre district. The vintage lounge bar serves authentic Cuban dishes, cocktails and cigars, and a live band provides the entertainment with salsa and rhumba music. Fitted with Cuban décor, the space features an antique jukebox, a Cuban cigar lounge,

Opinion: Making a night of it

by Dina Maaty | 31 Mar 2016

Samer S. Hamadeh, founder & managing partner at Aegis Hospitality says nightlife venues should not be put off by oversaturation or competition. Nightlife is one of the more interesting businesses born out of the social realm we refer to as the third place. Nightlife venues are some of the most accessible to many people, save

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