Football legend Diego Maradona will visit Abu Dhabi on Sunday October 30 at the official opening of Café Diego, a new restaurant in the capital dedicated to the World Cup-winner.
The football great will make a brief appearance during the launch of the café in Nation Galleria. Café Diego will feature typical Argentine architectural designs, reminiscent of the streets back in Maradona’s hometown of Buenos Aires. Kitted out with murals and eye-catching upholstery, the venue will be just as colourful as the man himself. It will serve a variety of traditional Argentine dishes and include some of the icon’s favourite eats.
Maradona rose to fame with Boca Juniors in his homeland before moving to Barcelona, where he won La Liga. He starred at the 1986 World Cup, almost single-handedly winning the tournament for Argentina. He also played for Napoli in Italy, winning Serie A, during a career that led him to being named the joint FIFA Player of the 20th Century with Pele.
This won’t be Maradona’s first visit to the UAE. In 2011, he managed Dubai’s Al Wasl in the Arabian Gulf League, which followed his spell as Argentina’s coach at the 2010 World Cup.
Café Diego, Shop 18, Nation Galleria, West Corniche, Al Khuberiah (02 667 7990).