A new concept of bar, bookstore and café has opened its doors at the DIFC


It sounds so dreamy…

A new iAn independent concept has just opened its doors at ICD Brookfield Place. It’s called Lulu & The Beanstalk and while it might seem like a space for toddlers, it’s actually a bookstore that comes with its own bar serving craft cocktails.

Lulu & The Beanstalk is the result of two sisters, Wafa Tajdin and Amirah Tajdin. The duo started the brand because they wanted to share a deep love for storytelling – a love passed down to them from their grandmother, Lulu.

Lulu and the Beanstalk

Their love and appreciation for Lulu is reflected in the space that taught them to love, nurture the human spirit, and revel in the joy of living against the odds.

Designed by Stockholm-based architect and interior designer Jenny Askenfors of BOFINK, the space is cozy with an explosion of color and whimsy while reflecting memories of the home of “Mama Lulu”.

Lulu and the Beanstalk

The floor-to-ceiling library houses over 1,000 rare books for patrons to peruse. Some of the books in the collection even date back to 1857. You’ll also find a number of books for sale, art, design, photography, poetry and more.

To refuel, there is a variety of coffees, small dishes, platters to share and more. Dishes are created by Chef Chris who was inspired by Mama Lulu’s own cookbook.

As for cocktails, the bar offers a selection of boutique blends, small-batch organic grapes and artisanal hops with signature cocktails that take on classics.

Guests are invited to stay late into the night where they enjoy a backdrop of custom soundtracks carefully curated by Amirah, who is a DJ herself. From Thursday to Sunday, the space will host local and international DJs. Stay tuned to their Instagram account for updates.

Lulu & The Beanstalk, ICD Brookfield Place, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai, open Monday-Thursday 9am-11pm, Friday 9am-1am, Saturday 11am-midnight, closed Sunday, @lulus.bean

Images: Lulu and the Beanstalk

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