World's first Real Madrid Cafe opens in Dubai
New two-level dining venue in JBR operated by Ginza Holdings
The world’s first ever Real Madrid Café has opened in Jumeriah Beach Residence in Dubai.
Part of The Beach mall, the two-level dining destination can accommodate up to 275 guests and is being operated by Ginza Holdings.
The concept is based on the essence and ambiance of the world of football, specifically leveraging Real Madrid’s past and present and the personalities behind the development of the club.
“We are very excited to open the doors to the very first Real Madrid Café in the world, and privileged that it will happening right here in Dubai, a city that is equally passionate about football and food,” said Ginza Holdings chairman Khaled Al Muhairy.
“The Real Madrid Café is where football and the world that revolves around the Club come alive, evoking its achievements, players and facilities, visually showcasing testimonies of its myths, as well as the greatest and most unforgettable moments in its history.”
The menu at the new venue features Spanish-inspired dishes such as gazpacho, omelettes and paella, as well as a wide selection of international specialities, as well as beverages and snacks.
Complementing the food and beverage is the football-inspired interior, recreating the world of Real Madrid whilst at the same time providing panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf.
Real Madrid fans can also purchase club merchandise and memorabilia and watch FIFA World Cup 2014 games on large wall mounted plasma screens. During the World Cup, Real Madrid Café is giving a 15% discount to all guest who wear their country’s football t-shirts when visiting the restaurant.
As previously reported, a planned AED 3.67 billion (US $1 billion) Real Madrid-branded resort in Ras al-Khaimah (RAK) was scrapped in 2013 after the project organiser defaulted on payments.
It had been set to feature a 450-room hotel, a marina and yacht club and was scheduled to open in 2015.