First Look: Cipriani Dubai

The restaurant has just opened in DIFC
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Italian luxury dining brand, Cipriani, has opened its first venue in Dubai, at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) - and we’ve got the first look.
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Covering 1,100 square feet, the venue can welcome 296 guests and has an indoor dining area and outdoor terrace.
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It’s designed in the brand’s traditional nautical colours and maritime theme. IT features large linen curtains, brown leather chairs, and contemporary portraits. The venue was designed by Florentine architect Michele Bonan.
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Cipriani comprises of two levels, where an intimate bar is located on the lower floor and the restaurant are on the upper deck.
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“It is with immense pleasure that we open the doors to our newest Cipriani, located in Dubai's vibrant DIFC. This is an incredibly exciting time for the brand and I cannot wait to share the Venetian traditions that are at the heart of the Cipriani philosophy with this dynamic and world-leading city. We very much look forward to serving our Dubai guests and furthering our presence in the UAE,” says founder Giuseppe Cipriani.
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Next month, the venue will launch a separate lounge area, Socialista, at the rear of the restaurant. It will act as a laid-back, upbeat area where guests can continue the Cipriani experience until late hours of the night. Cipriani was brought to Dubai by the Bulldozer Group hospitality firm. It already has a branch in Abu Dhabi and across the world, including Monte Carlo, Hong Kong, and New York.
Thu 18 Feb 2016 11:20 AM GST
By Lubna Hamdan