Lebanese icon BO18 set to launch Dubai in Q1 2021

Lebanese icon BO18 set to launch Dubai in Q1 2021

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BO18, the Beirut-born legacy, is set to open in Dubai in Q1 2021. Located on the outskirts of Dubai Marina, it will bring an abundance of music, art and culture to Dubai’s nightlife scene.

Established in 1998, BO18 was named the ‘Berghain of Beirut’ in response to its revolution of the underground music scene in Lebanon. 

BO18 The Sequel is formed of two contrasting spaces, the Tropical Room and the Main Room. The Tropical Room is filled with lush greenery, chic furniture and warm, welcoming lighting. Providing a comfortable yet exquisite space to enjoy cocktails created by a team of expert mixologists alongside delectable bar food and enriching conversations. 

Designed by the acclaimed Rabih Geha, the Main Room includes the traditional moon bar and coffin shaped tables, in keeping with the war bunker style of BO18 Beirut. The venue will also feature a rooftop lighting system that will welcome the morning at the end of the night, as well as state-of-the-art sound to ensure an exquisite experience.

Rabih Fakhreddine, CEO of Seven Management, said: “We are proud and excited to bring one of Lebanon’s legacies to Dubai, to showcase the brand on a Global scale and facilitate the natural evolution of BO18. The refined space will cater to music and art lovers across all nationalities, and celebrate Lebanon’s rich culture and history, which is more important to us now than ever before.”

Hassan Ballout, Chief Growth Officer of Seven Management, said: “BO18 The Sequel has a dualistic approach, our aim is to maintain the spirit of the original venue while facilitating its growth. It is vintage yet futuristic, tropical yet industrial, connected yet disconnected, iconic yet simple, and welcoming yet exclusive. The imbalanced balance.”

He added: “We plan to use BO18 as a platform for regional talent, to endorse young creators and help them grow. This is something that started in Beirut, and that we plan to continue across the Middle East. In life, there is no 2.0.”

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