|26 February, 2019

Dubai International Financial Centre brings world-renowned White Nights concept to Dubai

Inaugural White Night to take place on 3 March 2019

Dubai International Financial Centre brings world-renowned White Nights concept to Dubai
  • DIFC community to celebrate the best in food, art and live entertainment
  • Diners urged to dress in white to avail special offers and exclusive menus
  • Art galleries combine with restaurants for monthly event

Dubai, UAE – Whether you are passionate about food, culture or entertainment there will be something for everyone at the new monthly White Nights being launched at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), one of Dubai’s most sought-after business and lifestyle destinations.

On the first Sunday of each month, starting Sunday 3rd March 2019, Gate Village – the home of DIFC’s fine dining and avant-garde art galleries – will be alive with exclusive dining offers, live entertainment and late-night access to the many galleries that call the Centre home.

Based on a concept that has proved hugely popular at cities across Europe, White Nights encourage diners to wear white so they can take advantage of the exclusive offers and menus available throughout the evening.

Exclusive offers are available from 7:30pm - 9:30pm each White Night.

White Nights continue on the first Sunday of each month until May then resume again in September. The inaugural White Night at DIFC will feature exclusive offerings from 11 participating restaurants, which are:

avli by tashas: Inspired by the owner’s Greek heritage, Avli offers a sophisticated yet laid-back space that delivers dishes ranging from tradition mezze and salads to slow-cooked meats from the traditional souvla grill.

BB Social: Dine al fresco as you tuck into an Asian-inspired menu split into Bs – bao, bites, bowls and BBQ, where each dish is designed for sharing, hence the emphasise on ‘social dining’.

Boca: Celebrate the cuisines of the Mediterranean coastal regions of France, Italy and Spain at this award-winning restaurant and bar.

Cipriani: Find out just why Cipriani has become a world-renowned brand with branches across the globe by tasting some of the Italian delights on offer at this chic venue.

Gaia: From culinary experts Chef Izu Ani and Chef Orestis Kotefas, GAIA combines traditional flavours, fresh ingredients and the simplicity of home cooking, showcasing the essence of Greek-Mediterranean cuisine.

Gaucho: A mouth-watering array of Argentine meat and dishes are on offer at Gaucho, from empanadas and fresh fish to ribeyes and tender fillet steaks.

Flair No.5: Embrace the experimental in Flair No.5’s garden space by “building your own” drink with a variety of fruits, herbs and spices to complement one of the outlet’s sharing platters.

Le Petite Maison: With a dining room reminiscent of the Cote d’Azur, La Petite Maison celebrates the simplicity of light French Mediterranean and Niçoise cuisine featuring dishes prepared with fresh Mediterranean produce.

Luna Sky Bar: Enjoy the spectacular skyline views at this luminous rooftop lounge designed by Adam Tihany as you browse the pan-Asian menu on the expansive terrace.

MINA Brasserie: Tuck into a selection of hearty dishes, created in partnership with award-winning celebrity Chef Michael Mina at this modern, bustling brasserie.

Roberto’s: Roberto’s Ristorante offers pure Italian flair, blending Roman passion for food, Venetian hospitality, and Milanese style.

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About Dubai International Financial Centre

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is one of the world’s most advanced financial centres, and the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), which comprises 72 countries with an approximate population of 3 billion and a nominal GDP of US$ 7.7 trillion.

With a 15-year track record of facilitating trade and investment flows across the MEASA region, the Centre connects these fast-growing markets with the economies of Asia, Europe and the Americas through Dubai.

DIFC is home to an internationally recognised, independent regulator and a proven judicial system with an English common law framework, as well as the region’s largest financial ecosystem of [more than 22,000 professionals working across over 2,000 active registered companies] – making up the largest and most diverse pool of industry talent in the region.

The Centre’s vision is to drive the future of finance. Today, it offers one of the region’s most comprehensive FinTech and venture capital environments, including cost-effective licensing solutions, fit-for-purpose regulation, innovative accelerator programmes, and funding for growth-stage start-ups.

Comprising a variety of world-renowned retail and dining venues, a dynamic art and culture scene, residential apartments, hotels and public spaces, DIFC continues to be one of Dubai’s most sought-after business and lifestyle destinations.

For further information, please visit our website: difc.ae, or follow us on Twitter @DIFC.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Manal Shaikh

Dubai International Financial Centre Authority

Senior Manager, Communications

Tel: +971 4 362 2453

Email: manal.shaikh@difc.ae

Joudi Issa

Brunswick Group

Tel: +971 4 560 9600

Email: DIFC@brunswickgroup.com

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