Diego Maradona officially opens his restaurant in Abu Dhabi

The restaurant features Argentine architecture, inspired by Maradona's hometown of Buenos Aires
Diego Maradona officially opens his restaurant in Abu Dhabi
Argentinian retired footballer Diego Maradona. (AFP/Getty Images)
By Sarah Jacotine
Thu 17 Nov 2016 03:15 PM

Diego Maradona has officially opened a new restaurant in Abu Dhabi, in celebration of his 56th birthday.

The Argentinian retired footballer appeared at his venture, Café Diego, located in the Nation Galleria mall on the West Corniche, earlier this month.

It had been in a soft opening phase since May.

The restaurant features Argentine architecture, inspired by Maradona’s hometown of Buenos Aires, and serves traditional Argentine dishes, Gulf News reported.

Maradona has spent time in the UAE previously, having been in charge of Dubai-based Arabian Gulf League team Al Wasl from 2011-2012 and acting as a Dubai sports ambassador for the Dubai Sports Council.

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