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Amazónico Dubai reopens after a showstopping revamp

The popular DIFC restaurant reopens after an extraordinary three-story renovation

Following a brief closure, Amazónico Dubai has reopened to eager visitors after a showstopping interior revamp. From the bar and lounge through to the sushi counter and the rooftop, the entire space has been reimagined and enhanced within less than 30 days, allowing guests to rediscover an even wilder jungle paradise.

This fresh look signals the start of a new chapter for the much-loved DIFC restaurant with the addition of a late-night, energetic music programme, extended opening hours, updated cocktails and an array of Latin American dishes.

At the helm of the redesign at Amazónico Dubai is the acclaimed Lázaro Rosa-Violán, a celebrated globetrotter, who has overseen the interiors of all Amazónico outlets internationally. This time, he has taken inspiration from undiscovered landscapes in the Amazon, using natural materials throughout the restaurant to achieve a unique aesthetic. The result is a larger-than-life, vibrant Amazónico that delves deeper into the rainforest than ever before.

The Bar & Lounge now takes centre-stage with a statement 10-metre cocktail bar that extends across the ground floor. Amazonian butterflies feature heavily across the restaurant, seen resting on the walls encased in glass and 3D-hand-painted versions hang from the ceiling with each sculpture individually lit. These creatures, along with the two giant fire installations behind the bar, and in the indoor/outdoor terraces, bring an alluring charm to this space.

Another stunning feature with its burnt-orange banquets and lofty ceilings is the sushi counter that has almost doubled in sizeLarge, illuminated feathers in vivid colours, unusual woven-hessian lamps and tribal patterns create a captivating appeal in this informal dining spot. The sushi bar faces out into an extended seating area and enclosed terrace, which allows guests to enjoy al fresco dining with the comfort of air conditioning.

Hanging by the top of the iconic staircase sits a grand chandelier of preserved plants, 22 species to be precise, interwoven with delicate lights and weighing over 250 kilograms. This feature is suspended above the new service bar and opposite panels of tribal-inspired wall art, created using cement moulded into mesmerising rope patterns.

Night owls can take advantage of the elevated lounge experience that includes premium bottle service, late-night kitchen opening hours and performances from both guests and resident DJs. The perfect place to dance to Amazónico’s renowned elec-tropical beats long into the evening.

Opening in October will be the hotly anticipated Rooftop Bar, complete with a jaw-dropping new look that promises to be the party destination of the season.

For reservations, please call +971 4 571 3999 or email


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