The new site has launched at Al Murooj Complex Downtown in Dubai and Rabih Fakhreddine, Founder and CEO, 7 Management wants to bring Lebanon’s “golden age” to Dubai.

He said: “We have the privilege of being a home-grown brand that was inaugurated within the streets of Beirut, reflecting the authenticity and charm of the city, particularly when it comes to the food and the ambience. We aimed at mirroring this experience in Dubai, with a concept that was very successful back home, and that can reproduce the same genuine feel.”

Fakhreddine wants everything to be perfect before the official launch. He said: “We’ve been soft open for a few days, and it has been going well so far. We will continue to keep it in soft launch mode for a few more weeks in order for us to fine-tune everything, especially since it’s such a big space, with 350 covers.”

The venue is home to a circular indoor area with a traditional ceramic water fountain and an olive tree as the centrepiece. The outlet is designed to evoke 1950s Beirut, and also features a green outdoor garden with views of the Burj Khalifa. Fakhreddine thinks that Café Beirut’s unique look adds something new to Dubai’s already strong Lebanese food scene in Dubai.