Marka PJSC and Hearst Magazines International Open World’s First Harper’s Bazaar Café
Dubai Design District to Host Unique Fashion and Dining Concept
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 May, 2016 – Marka PJSC (DFM: MARKA), the first public joint stock retail operator in the UAE, is set to expand its restaurant portfolio in the Middle East and North Africa region by teaming up with Hearst Magazines International to launch the world’s first Harper’s BAZAAR Café in Dubai Design District (d3).
Harper’s Bazaar Café will offer diners an exceptional culinary experience in a refined and sophisticated setting, with lavish and luxurious fixtures and fittings.
Nick Peel, Marka’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), commented: “Marka is delighted to have partnered with Hearst Magazines International to open the first Harper’s BAZAAR Café to Dubai. Harper’s BAZAAR is a globally renowned fashion media brand that is the epitome of glamour, sophistication and upmarket couture - a perfect fit for Marka and its portfolio of exciting international sports, fashion and hospitality brands.”
Hesham Al Mekkawi, the Managing Director of Marka Hospitality, said: “We are proud to be opening the world’s first Harper’s BAZAAR Café in Dubai’s Design District. Our culinary team has put together an exceptional menu featuring contemporary European cuisine with a focus on healthy, wholesome choices that we believe will be a hit with the discerning d3 diners. We look forward to the d3 location serving as a launch pad for future growth and expansion of this exciting café concept in the MENA region.”
The Harper’s BAZAAR Café is perfectly situated to be a meeting place for the fashion-forward creatives of d3 that manage both local and international talent alike. This novel concept was designed with Dubai’s foodies and socialites in mind, as well as its art, design and fashion communities, as it brings Harper’s BAZAAR’s distinct point-of-view to life, through cuisine, culture and style.
“Harper’s BAZAAR launched in Dubai in 2007, and was immediately embraced by fashion-forward readers in the UAE, who love the expertly curated, graphic style and visual energy that defines the brand around the world Kim St. Clair Bodden, Hearst Magazines International senior vice president and editorial director, said. “The Café brings that vision to life, in a chic environment that highlights ultimate luxury: extraordinary service.”
The Harper’s BAZAAR Café has a dining capacity of 140, with 74 interior seats and 66 across the 166 m2 outdoor terrace, which is inspired by the secret gardens and retreats of renowned fashion houses. The terrace provides an enticing entrance to the café itself as well an ideal event space.
A number of activities are planned will encourage cultural and social interaction, making it the go-to destination to sample the very best in art, design, fashion and food in Dubai.
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