From Zuma to Paul: some of Dubai’s best restaurants will come together for one-day event to help Beirut

If you eat in any of the following restaurants on Sunday, a portion of your bill will go towards helping Lebanon

A number of Dubai's top restaurants will come together for Beirut. Supplied
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In the aftermath of the devastating port explosion in Beirut earlier this month, communities across the UAE have banded together to offer any assistance they can.

From donating all of a day's sales to organising intimate charity dinners, a number of individual restaurants have also launched initiatives to help the country.

But now, for the first time, the UAE’s hospitality industry is set to come together to support Lebanon through a one-day event.

On Sunday, August 30, some of Dubai's best restaurants, delivery platforms and fast-food outlets will be offering a percentage of each bill to charities in Beirut. That means that Dubai residents get the chance to eat some of the city's best food while also contributing to a good cause.

The percentage donated from the restaurants can be anything from 30 per cent up to 100 per cent. Guests will also be given the option to add their own donation.

The initiative will take place from 8am to 3am on the day, and aims to raise Dh10 million in funds.

The “day of charity” has been organised under the patronage of The Emirates Red Crescent, in association with the Lebanese Business Council in Dubai to “celebrate the influence of Lebanese culture that is woven throughout our daily lives”. And, of course, is also an excuse to share a good meal with a loved one while helping Beirut in its rebuilding efforts.

The participating restaurants range from high-end to affordable options, and cover a wealth of cuisines, so diners can have their pick, no matter their budgets or taste.

Below are some of the restaurants that have confirmed they will be participating.

  1. Abd El Wahab
  2. Akiba Dori
  3. Al Beiruti
  4. Al Falamanki
  5. Al Mandaloun
  6. Al Safadi
  7. Al Karya Snack
  8. Allo Beirut
  9. Amazonico
  10. Antika Bar
  11. Barsalata
  12. Cafe Younes
  13. Cipriani
  14. Couqley French Bistro & Bar
  15. Coya
  16. Eataly
  17. Entrecote Cafe de Paris
  18. Gaia
  19. Gunaydin
  20. Il Borro Tuscan Bistro
  21. Indochine
  22. Jabbour Restaurant
  23. Japang
  24. Ka'ak Al Manara
  25. Kaak Beirut
  26. Karam Beirut
  27. Kteer Tayyeb Lebanese Resto
  28. La Petite Maison
  29. Logma
  30. Lokmet Gibran
  31. Luca
  32. Marea
  33. Meat Republic
  34. Miss Lily's
  35. New Shanghai
  36. Paul
  37. Pulp Juice Bars
  38. Rim Jhim
  39. Roka
  40. Saj & Co
  41. Saj 2 Go
  42. Sandwichy
  43. Scalini
  44. Seven Sisters
  45. Shanghai Me
  47. Siraj
  48. Sukkar
  49. Tawook Nation
  50. The Butcher Shop & Grill
  51. The Maine
  52. Tsunami
  53. Vigilante
  54. Warehouse 18
  55. Zuma

To view the full list of restaurants participating, visit