Famous Beirut nightclub BO18 to open in Dubai
Bangin' Beiruti nightspot, BO18, will be opening up a sister location in the Dubai Marina at the start of 2021 - although the exact location is yet to be revealed.
Dubbed 'BO18 The Sequel', the nightclub promises to bring the same music-focused vibe within its famed industrial, urban aesthetic that has made its original branch in the Lebanese capital such a hit since it opened in 1998.
The Dubai-based 'The Sequel' is expected to have two contrasting spaces: a Tropical Room and The Main Room.
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.
In contrast, the Tropical Room (below) will focus on mixed drinks and bar snacks within lush greenery and warm lighting.
“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.”
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