Partnered with hospitality group Addmind, Abu-Dhabi based streaming platform Anghami has just announced the launch of a new kind of venue set to launch in the heart of the UAE’s economic and cultural capital Dubai.
First of a series of global iterations to be established in other major megalopolises including London, Cairo, New York, Beirut and Doha to name just a few; this new venture will contain a stage, lounge, dining spot as well as a studio to focus on smoothly weaving Arab culture with its other international equivalents.
“Anghami is more than just a streaming platform, they have elevated the value of the music industry in the Middle East as a whole – Anghami Lab is an amazing and unique concept that embodies our rich Arab culture with an international twist – which we are thrilled to bring to fruition and scale.” said Tony Habre, CEO of Addmind
Bridging the gap between digital and more traditional means of entertainment, the cuisine that will be offered at the complex will also seek to fusion different cultural gastronomies together through globally recognised recipes whilst dabbing a Middle Eastern kick onto them.
Hybrid in essence, Anghami Lab, which is set to inaugurate early 2022, will harbour its own creative space in which the music recorded at the centre’s studio will exclusively be available through the app.
Launched almost a decade ago in an attempt to defeat the infectious music piracy pandemic in the Middle East, the company has made a name for itself through its local footprint and regionally-tailored catalogue. With over 70 million uses recorded so far, the streaming app has been making big waves both internationally and in the Arab World. Earlier this year, the Lebanese founded group became the first tech business to be listed on the Nasdaq in New York which is only helping take the region’s culture ever so high.