One of Beirut’s most beloved F&B concepts, Iris, has just re-opened its doors, revealing a brand new concept that is designed to bring a slice of Beirut into the heart of Dubai. Located in Meydan, Iris’s new venue boasts phenomenal views of the downtown Dubai skyline with an impressive capacity of up to 1,500 guests. Having been massive fans of the Iris old location, it was imperative that we were first to experience its new Friday brunch over the weekend.
Set within a contemporary, industrial-inspired structure, Iris’ new open-air concept played home to what will likely be known as one of the best party brunches in Dubai. Stunning skyline views provided the backdrop for one of the best house music sets we have heard in a while, with just the right BPM to maintain a laid-back lounge-inspired feel. Live food stations punctuated the space, creating a casual, BBQ-like feel and serving up tantalising renditions of Mediterranean, Japanese and South American favourites.
As brunch started to wind down, the DJ picked up the tempo; leading the crowd into a decisively upbeat mood for the remainder of their Friday. When we left, people were jubilantly dancing as they enjoyed breath taking views of Dubai’s iconic winter sunsets. Were we ready to leave? No but sadly our schedule required it. Will we be back? Most definitely.
Iris Dubai is located at Meydan Grandstand. Iris Dubai’s brunch takes place Fridays from 1pm-5pm. For reservations, call 056-951-1442.