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Dubai’s Play Restaurant takes over the French Riviera

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Executive Chef Reif Othman is bringing his culinary magic to the South of France

Play Cannes will officially swing open its stylish doors in a few weeks, as it takes over the French Riviera from July 1, 2017. The highly anticipated opening of PLAY Dining Group’s first international location is just around the corner, as it gears up to be the summer’s hottest dining destination, set to attract the ‘who’s who’ of Europe and the Middle East’s jet-set elite.

Executive Chef Reif Othman explains that Play Cannes will, “take our flavours from Dubai, the Mediterrasian cuisine that we have cultivated at Play since its inception, but I will be using fresh ingredients and produce from the region to bring a new taste to our pop-up here in Cannes. Each week I will be creating a special seasonal dish, that will be available only at Play Cannes. Our core will always remain in our Mediterrasian roots, but with this pop-up we wanted to use influences from the region, to bring a taste of the French Rivera into our food, so it will really be a truly one-of-a-kind experience for our guests.”

Majestic Hotel

Where the Play magic happenws this summer – Cannes you afford to miss it?

Play Cannes will transform the ballroom and terrace of the iconic Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic, bringing the DNA of Play Dubai into the southern shores of France, with a chic French flair,  fusing the glitz of Dubai with the glamour of the French Riviera. The Play Cannes pop-up will open from July 2017 until the end of August 2017, delivering a world-class dining experience to Cannes.

Play Cannes’s interiors will feature beautiful raw wooden tables, sofas in soft camel leather, lounge chairs in cream chenille, creating a delicate vibe with a real South of France feel. The stunning terrace comfortably seats 44, leading you into the 33 seater lounge.

Inside, there is a lavish 12 seater bar and the lounge and terrace will be open every day from 2pm. The split-level dining area seats up to 100, featuring an exclusive elevated dining area and a DJ booth. The decadent restaurant will be open daily from 7pm until 3am, letting its glamorous guests enjoy all that Play Cannes has to offer.

“There is a lighter feel to Play Cannes, you can see it especially in the pops of colour throughout the restaurant, the flowers, the votive candles, and the hues of blues, whites and reds found in the restaurant’s décor accents. We have created a certain chic that can only be found with Play Dining Group’s outlets. Our terrace, in particular, is my favourite area of Play Cannes, with floor-to-ceiling windows and bold gold pendant lights, which really emulate Play Dubai in this new location,” explains Paul Murashe, Manager of Operations for Play Dubai and Play Cannes.

Don’t miss out on the sensational summer opening of Play Cannes, as it brings a taste of Dubai’s ground-breaking Mediterrasian gastronomy and unforgettable ambience to the French Riviera.

Location: Ballroom and Terrace of The Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic

+33 75 254 2737


Terrace and Lounge: 2pm – 3am

Restaurant: 7pm – 3am

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