Cle Dubai opens its doors with a star studded event

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Clé Dubai, a home-grown restaurant that features Chef Greg Malouf’s award-winning, contemporary Middle Eastern cuisine, promises to be one of the hottest new destinations in town. The prestigious restaurant opened its doors with a glamorous event on Saturday October 11.

The grand opening saw some of the most famous international celebrities flying to Dubai especially for the event. In attendance was American television personality Khloe Kardashian along with, Victoria’s Secret models Alessandra Ambrosio and Irina Shayk, American R&B and hip-hop artist Akon and the Hilton sisters, Nicky and Paris Hilton, who was a guest DJ for the night. The launch night also saw Bollywood celebrities including Hrithik Roshan, Dino Morea, Nargis Fakhri, Esha Gupta, and Fardeen Khan and a number of Dubai’s personalities.

“This is my home, my new destination and my dream to finally cook in the Middle East. This is a place where I can put Middle Eastern cuisine on a pedestal. Cle’s food is truly an expression of an ancient culture done graciously and generously," said Malouf.

Cirque Eloize performed on the night, a group that’s renowned for its contemporary circus arts. The guests were able to sample dishes from the menu through the live food stations, along with an array of cocktails created by the international mixologists.

The restaurant is located at the Al Fattan Currency House in Dubai’s International Financial District, and serves as an arts and performance venue with a bar and lounge, VIP area and an alfresco terrace overlooking the Burj Khalifa.Its maze-like corners and multiple sections can be readily shaped to the needs of the guests from formal dining to private areas for special functions.

“The support that we received from our friends who’ve made this launch a resounding success is overwhelming. Our sincerest gratitude goes out to all of you especially to those who travelled from different parts of the world to join us,” said Duncan Fraser-Smith, CEO of Global Hospitality Limited, the company behind the concept of Clé Dubai.

On the night of the launch, the owners also revealed their plans to expand in Asia, Europe and Australia in the coming years. Cle Dubai officially opened to the public on Monday October 13, it is operating seven days a week from 12:00noon to 2:00am.

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