A new Lebanese nightlife venue is to open in Dubai Marina next year.
BO18, a popular Beirut nightspot, is to launch a Dubai outpost at the start of 2021 on the outskirts of Dubai Marina, but exactly where it will be located has not yet been revealed.
A popular spot in Lebanon since 1998, BO18 is an industrial, urban space focused on music.
BO18 The Sequel promises to bring “an abundance of music, art and culture to Dubai’s nightlife scene” and will pay tribute to its Lebanese roots.
The nightlife venue will have two contrasting spaces – the Tropical Room and The Main Room. The former, as you’d expect, will be filled with lush greenery and warm lighting. It will have a focus on mixed drinks and bar snacks.
The Main Room will have a dark, gothic vibe – similar to that of the original B018 in Beirut. We’re promised industrial structures, exposed metal pipes and loud music. It’s designed by Rabih Geha, and has the bunker-style set-up of B018 in Lebanon.
“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,” said Rabih Fakhreddine, CEO of Seven Management. “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.
“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.”
Watch this space.
Opening 2021. Dubai Marina, www.bo18.com.