The Lighthouse announces expansion plans with an additional three new locations in the UAE
Mita Srinivasan
10x Industry

The Lighthouse announces expansion plans with an additional three new locations in the UAE

Robust growth figures in Q4 2020 drives expansion with the first new location opening in Mall of the Emirates, followed by Nakheel Mall and Yas Bay Waterfront scheduled to open in Q4 2021

The Lighthouse restaurant & concept store expands operations with an additional three new locations in the UAE, bringing the total number to four outlets including its existing Dubai Design District (d3) flagship outlet. The first new outlet opened at Mall of the Emirates (MoE) with 115 covers. The concept store at MoE reflects The Lighthouse’s contemporary design with a curated selection of hand-picked gifting items.

In Q4 2021, The Lighthouse will open two more outlets - one in Nakheel Mall on Palm Jumeirah (100 covers) and another in Yas Bay Waterfront in Abu Dhabi, a licensed location, that will seat 145 covers.

Despite the crisis, The Lighthouse’s d3 outlet has seen robust performance since reopening in August 2020 with a 10 per cent and 35 per cent revenue increase for Q4 2020 and Q1 2021, respectively. In addition, the restaurant saw its delivery revenue triple between Q4 2020 and Q1 2021. The outlet’s F&B catering revenue more than doubled while its e-commerce retail revenue increased by 800 per cent during the same period.

Hashem Montasser, co-founder and owner-operator, The Lighthouse, said, “As a result of the customer excitement around The Lighthouse brand since our launch four years ago, we have been able to negotiate compelling deals with landlords looking for sought-after anchor brands. Alongside strong performance in our d3 location, this has allowed us to accelerate our expansion plans and increase our footprint across the UAE. Our Mall of the Emirates outlet in the Apple store Atrium is a prime location within the mall itself, and we’re confident it will contribute very positively to the mall’s F&B offering.”