IRIS UNVEILS NEW MEYDAN LOCATION
Iris – the famed Dubai institution is now open at its new Meydan location. Since its Dubai debut six years ago, the venue has attracted a loyal following, with Dubai residents flocking to its former location in The Oberoi, Business Bay for the ultimate lounge experience.
The newly located Iris is the epitome of a modern lounge bar; bringing an elegant, natural and free-spirited energy to the city, much like its founding outpost in Beirut, Lebanon.
Wassim Zouein, Iris Managing Director said “Iris has rebranded as part of its international expansion and franchise. The brand has grown exponentially over the past couple of years on an international scale and is still growing, with Iris Café launching in Saudi Arabia. The new Meydan location represents incredibly exciting times for the brand.”
Boasting phenomenal city views, infectious vibes and music that exhilarates the senses, the venue is impressive in its size and demeanor, offering a capacity of up to 1,500 guests, whilst still maintaining its distinct lounge feel. Iris’ open-air ambience along with skyline views provides an ideal vantage point for watching sunsets or dancing the night away against the enigmatic Dubai backdrop.
Guests can expect an innovative menu concept that offers international cuisine that is inspired by Mediterranean, Japanese and South American gastronomy. Iris’ food philosophy celebrates the use of wholesome and fresh ingredients, featuring a menu that celebrates flavour at every opportunity.
Every taste and palate are catered for at Iris with crowd favorites including truffle fries and a delicious selection of flatbreads to start, followed by flavorsome tacos, light and refreshing salads, succulent burgers and a sushi offering that will delight all who dine. For those favoring a more robust dining experience, a variety of mains, steaks and desserts are on offer. One thing is for sure- no one will leave Iris hungry!
Since opening its doors in 2011, the Iris bar team have elevated themselves well above the average bartender, creating a dynamic cocktail offering, that raised the bar in the city. Iris created a league of cocktail maestros who understood the theory and science behind mixing ingredients in order to achieve balance and consistency, thus creating an array of delicious concoctions that have garnered a loyal legion of fans.
Iris is designed to offer a haven of escapism for all who enter, using both luxurious and raw textures, giving the space character and depth. Neo-natural interiors blur the boundaries between interior and exterior, creating natural spaces with trees and plants flowing seamlessly into beautiful concrete cast structures and wood, punctuated by industrial lighting.
There is something for everyone at Iris, with an array of events happening seven nights a week:
Every Friday from 1pm-5pm. Expect live cooking stations, creative cocktails, sunshine and city skyline views.
- Dining Experience: AED 250
- Wine & Beer: AED 360
- Eat, Drink & Repeat: AED 420 – selection of spirits, cocktails, prosecco, house wine and beer
- Bubbly Brunch: AED 520 – as above but with addition of champagne
- Drink Only Packages:
- Bar Friends: AED 320 – Take a seat at the bar and enjoy Iris’ selection of spirits, cocktails, prosecco, house wine and beer.
- Bubbly Ladies: AED 320 – Ladies can take a seat at the bar & enjoy free flowing Moët & Chandon Ice & champagne cocktails
- Iris Sunsets: Daily Happy Hour from 5pm-8pm with DJ Nua Akuna
- Signature Sundays: A tasting menu comprising of the lounge’s most popular dishes, alongside a glass of champagne for AED 350 per person. A curated selection of champagne cocktails and bottles are available at a special price.
- Live Bands: Every Monday & Saturday from 9pm
- Iris Tuesdays: Guest DJs will spin a curated mix of disco, nu-disco and funky house tunes on vinyl decks from 8pm
- Wednesdays at Iris: Live percussion, instrumentals and vocals play alongside DJ Bob Howard
Location: Meydan Grandstand – Adjacent to the Ticket Sales Office
Reservations: +971 56 951 1442
Email: [email protected]
For press enquiries, contact:
Sunny Chawla | Senior Account Executive |[email protected]| +971 50 269 5449
The Iris brand was born eight years ago in its spiritual home- Beirut, Lebanon, where it firmly established itself as the ultimate lounge experience. In 2012 the brand expanded further by opening Iris Beach in Lebanon.
The brand’s lounge concept set its sights on the UAE and thus Iris Yas Island and Iris Dubai in The Oberoi opened in 2013. Iris expanded further in the GCC when Iris Lounge was franchised, opening in Bahrain in 2017 and Doha in 2019.
For six years Iris Dubai reigned supreme, becoming one of Dubai’s most popular and renowned lounge bars. In November 2019, the rebranded Iris moved to its new home in Meydan, an entirely open-air venue with capacity of up to 1500 guests. The Iris Lounge concept offers a multifaceted experience that creates a balance between an upscale and elegant culture, with a lively and fun atmosphere. Serving as an urban getaway amid bustling cities, Iris’ open-air ambiance, along with skyline views, provides an ideal vantage point for watching sunsets while enjoying the unparalleled Iris vibe.
The Iris brand continues to grow with Iris Café opening in Saudi Arabia in 2020, further cementing the Iris brand’s stellar reputation in the region.