Diego Maradona in Abu Dhabi to open restaurant

The restaurant features Argentine architecture, inspired by Maradona's hometown of Buenos Aires

Diego Maradona during Inter-religious Match for Peace at Olimpico Stadium in 2014, in Rome (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images).
Diego Maradona during Inter-religious Match for Peace at Olimpico Stadium in 2014, in Rome (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images).

Diego Maradona has officially opened a new restaurant in Abu Dhabi, in celebration of his 56th birthday.

The Argentinian retired footballer appeared at his venture, Café Diego, located in the Nation Galleria mall on the West Corniche, earlier this month.

It had been in a soft opening phase since May. 

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The restaurant features Argentine architecture, inspired by Maradona’s hometown of Buenos Aires, and serves traditional Argentine dishes, Gulf News reported. 

Maradona has spent time in the UAE previously, having been in charge of Dubai-based Arabian Gulf League team Al Wasl from 2011-2012 and acting as a Dubai sports ambassador for the Dubai Sports Council.

He also attended The Hotel Show in Dubai in 2014 to promote a leisure exhbitor called Teqball.

 

 

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