Babylon – the luxury dining establishment located in the heart of the DIFC – is a paradigm of an inventive approach to luxury dining, offering a completely unique culinary and nightlife experience that seamlessly blends exceptional food and beverage programs, extraordinary entertainment, opulent interiors, and vibrant vibes. Babylon is the latest venture of ADDMIND, the Middle East’s premier hospitality group, and the creators of some of UAE’s most popular venues.
Following its opening, Elie Saba, Managing Partner of ADDMIND said: “Babylon was born from a desire to bring an entirely unique culinary experience to the DIFC scene, and we are thrilled to be introducing another new, homegrown dining and entertainment concept in Dubai. We strive to deliver excellence with every project, and with Babylon we have well and truly pushed the boundaries of creativity, creating a concept that is unlike any other found in the city”
Inspired by the ancient city of Babylon – one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and a city renowned for its materialism and pleasure – the new DIFC venue’s interior was conceived by world-renowned designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán. The interiors take an integrated approach whilst drawing on Rosa-Violán’s signature use of structure, shape, and acute sense of space. Reinterpreting details from the legendary hanging gardens of Babylon, the venue’s bespoke interior design incorporates beautiful ornaments, bold floral patterns.
The dining hours transition seamlessly into a nightlife backdrop with exceptional live shows, set within Babylon’s exquisite interiors that entice the senses and ignite the soul. As the night progresses, the venue transforms into a hedonistic playground, filled with high-energy dancing, alluring performances, and opulent costumes. When the spotlights shine and the vibrant mix of music, entertainment, and dance begins, Babylon becomes a captivating scene of pure joy.
Babylon’s cuisine strikes a perfect balance between the most exquisite flavours from around the world, encapsulating the rich tale of the fabled metropolis, which was one of the first truly cosmopolitan cities. Each dish on the menu has been designed to take diners on a sensory culinary journey, with carefully selected ingredients and cooking methods that combine traditions with a contemporary approach.
“My team and I have worked incredibly hard to curate an offering that is entirely unique, using a truly distinctive combination of ingredients to create a revisited neo-classical cuisine that fuses classicism, heritage, and modernity with a dedication to ingredient-driven cooking,” said Executive Chef Carlos De Los Mozos.
“An elegant meltingpot, Babylon celebrates the best traditional techniques, the finest ingredients, and contemporary flair of culinary art from around the world. Featuring a diversity of tastes between local and exotic, Babylon’s menu is fun and designed to serve the purpose of entertaining while being shared by everyone at the table,” added Los Mozos.
Introducing a wholly distinctive cosmopolitan offering, Babylon’s menu features a variety of starters, refined sharing dishes, as well as show-stopping mains that ignite the curiosity of diners to discover an authentic gastronomic heritage.
Guests can start their culinary journey with a selection of raw, cold, and hot hors d’oeuvres, including Scallop Carpaccio, Tuna Tiradito, Wagyu Beef Tataki, Burrata, Lamb Katsu, Warm Prawns, Oxtail Kunefe Pie, and more. For the main course, diners can choose from a variety of expertly crafted dishes, such as Chilean Sea Bass, Smoked Lobster, King Crab Cluster, Chateaubriand Roast, Japanese A5 Wagyu Beef Kushiyaki, Tajima Full Blood Wagyu Beef Tomahawk, and much more. Catering to the diverse preferences of Dubai’s diners, Babylon’s menu also features a selection of pasta dishes, Neapolitan pizzas, and the freshest sushi, as well as delectable sushi and seafood platters.
Complementing the exquisite cuisine, Babylon’s mixology follows the seasons, playing with the four elements – earth, air, fire, and water – with a masterfully curated selection of sweet, sour, and sharp flavours that promise a spectacular journey for the palate. Inspired by the stories of the ancient city, guests can indulge in a high-quality yet playful selection of signature drinks, such as the velvety and aromatic Silk Road, the complex and smoky Artemis’ Kiss, the elegant and revitalizing Love Potion, or the citrusy and fragrant White Paradise, with many more delicious concoctions to choose from.