Property will be managed by LIVIT Hospitality Management
Cove Beach plans to open its second location in the UAE in Abu Dhabi’s Makers District on Al Reem Island, in partnership with developer Imkan Properties.
The new venue will sit along the coastline of the Makers District and opposite the Saadiyat Island Cultural District.
According to a statement, the new location will boast a 100-seat al fresco restaurant and lounge, as well as capacity for 1,000 guests by the beach and pools on sun loungers, day beds and cabanas. Cove Beach Abu Dhabi will provide a much-needed oasis on Reem Island and will stand out amongst the very few beach clubs on offer within the capital, the statement said.
A partnership between Cove Beach and Imkan, Cove Beach Abu Dhabi will be managed by LIVIT Hospitality Management. The venture is expected to create 100 new jobs for the capital’s hospitality sector.
“This is an important milestone, not only for the Cove Beach brand, but also for the hospitality sector in the region. The opening of the UAE’s second Cove Beach venue reflects the appetite for great food, entertainment and premium lifestyle venues – a positive marker for the post-Covid era. Not only does this further the success story of Cove Beach, it also highlights the resilience of the industry, and we’re proud to be able to welcome 100 additional hospitality industry workers into the Cove Beach family,” said Adel Ghazzawi, co-founder of Cove Beach and operating company LIVIT Hospitality Management.
Makers District, which plans to begin the handover and first phase of its completion by next year, is a mixed-use hub that aims to cater to residents including creatives, entrepreneurs and innovators. Future phases of the Makers district include a waterfront boutique hotel and a range of residential, F&B shops and co-op spaces, the statement noted.
Imkan head of Development Richard Larmer added, “Our Makers District development highlights our unique approach to placemaking and dedication to creating vibrant communities. Makers District is designed to be the ideal home for a community that fosters creativity, entrepreneurship, innovation and a strong sense of individualism. Our partnership with Cove Beach was the natural choice to offer our residents and visitors a premium lifestyle experience set against the backdrop of our extraordinary architecture and a truly soulful destination.”