Cannes-born Bâoli restaurant to open in Dubai

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Sunset Hospitality Group (SHG), a leading international hospitality, investment, and management group, has partnered with Downtown Ventures, an Investment Holding Company, based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), and Nohm Hospitality, a dynamic and innovative hospitality group, to open Bâoli in Dubai.

Set to open as part of the new J1 Beach at La Mer, Bâoli will open under the management of Sunset Hospitality Group (SHG) in September this year. The opening will be the first extension into the Middle East for the brand, and adding Bâoli to SHG’s portfolio is a testament to the Group’s impressive growth and commitment to delivering global lifestyle experiences.

Relaxing by day and playful by night, the dynamic restaurant offers a unique experience for visitors to J1 Beach, combining an elevated culinary experience with an energetic night scene.  

Bâoli was born in the harbor of Cannes, and quickly established itself among the top European culinary and nightlife destination staples. Inspired by the spirit of Southeast Asia and the elegance of the South of France, Bâoli opened its doors in Miami in 2008, and since then has become a destination for celebrities and jet setters.

The new Dubai shoreside hotspot is set to become an emblematic venue, with its amplified culinary offering and eclectic night scene. By day, guests can enjoy lounging under the sun, but the Bâoli journey begins as the sun goes down.

Guests can gather their friends for sunset drinks while socializing between Bâoli’s multiple bar areas to be refreshed by their signature cocktails created by the city’s top mixologists.

Guillaume Ferraz_Sunset Hospitality to open Baoli in Dubai
Guillaume Ferraz
MD – Daylife,
Sunset Hospitality Group

Combining the spirit of East Asia and French refinement, Bâoli is a celebration of life, where like-minded individuals can unwind and socialize. With our legacy of extraordinary hospitality, we’re excited to add Bâoli to our portfolio.”

For lunch and dinner, an exquisite culinary experience is served with flair. Executive Chef Omar Basiony has artfully crafted a menu of coastal French and Mediterranean flavors and ingredients, expertly accented with East Asian techniques. Nodding to Bâoli’s roots in the south of France, the dishes are designed to be shareable, light and fun. 

Premium ingredients and artisan craftsmanship are combined to curate an exceptional dining experience, showcasing the flavors and culinary heritage of both cuisines.

Bâoli’s layout boasts a diversity of spots to suit every need, beginning at the VIP lounge or the chic VIP bar, and then to an intimate indoor setting in a tropical lush style of interiors filled with rich textures and patterns, or to the airy outdoor petal terrace amongst the luscious foliage and tropical textures, with the waves as the backdrop.

As the night progresses, the transportive beats go up and Bâoli’s atmosphere is ignited with innovative cocktails, late-night bites, and endless hours of elaborate entertainment such as resident and guest DJs, live acts and more.

For those guests wanting to take their nightlife experience to the next level, they are transcended to the heart of Bâoli’s lounge, into the secret speakeasy to groove the night away to a curated mix of house, retro vocals, afro house, and indie music.

Bâoli Dubai is a retreat-styled venue in the soon-to-open J1 Beach. The brand’s move into the Middle East is following its international success in Cannes and Miami, and we believe that Dubai is the perfect location to continue sharing a world-class hospitality experience. Our association with Sunset Hospitality Group is something we are extremely excited about and look forward to building and delivering a unique French Riviera experience,” said Sanjeev Nanda, Managing Director of Downtown Ventures.

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