01/17/2016

JBR celebrates PizzaExpress' 50th Anniversary

PizzaExpress offers live jazz, funk and soul music and great pizza throughout the month of February

Dubai, UAE – 17th of January 2016: Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), a renowned destination that is developed and managed by Dubai Properties (DP), is hosting the 50thanniversary of PizzaExpress at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR). The celebrations are set to run from the 4th to the 27th of February, offering live music and an exclusive pizza menu served from a brand new pop-up PizzaExpress restaurant.

The event offers a unique and extended opportunity for JBR’s residents and visitors to enjoy live jazz music in an open-air setting. Each night will feature special deals from the world famous PizzaExpress menu, including signature pizzas alongside hand-made salads and pasta dishes, all served fresh.

Founded in 1965, PizzaExpress has been celebrating its 50th year in restaurants around the world, with the UAE adopting a focus on jazz music – a genre that has formed a large part of the brand’s rich history. Live performances start from 6.00pm until 9:00 pm during the week, running until 10:30pm on a Thursday and Friday.

“The Jazz fan base music is steadily growing in the UAE. We are pleased to offer these music enthusiasts an exciting opportunity to explore their passion and enjoy live independent jazz music through PizzaExpress. This event will also reinforce JBR’s position as a key touristic destination in the UAE, attracting residents and tourists who come to enjoy the wide choice of outdoor activities and fun. We have an exciting entertainment and events calendar for this destination in 2016, as we work towards supporting the Vision of Dubai to becoming a worldwide tourism hub,” said Mohamed bin Essa, Executive Director of Retail and Commercial Properties at Dubai Properties.

Jon Green, General Manager at PizzaExpress said: “PizzaExpress is an iconic international pizza brand which has made a significant impact in the UAE. Jazz@Pizza Express in JLT has proven to be a successful model, bringing to our customers their favorite food and live music. As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we wanted to extend our offering to the wider public by taking the PizzaExpress brand to one of the most recognized tourist destinations in the UAE, JBR.”

PizzaExpress has over 440 restaurants in the U.K. and a further 70 restaurants across nine international markets. It is one of the world’s leading casual dining and consumer brands. PizzaExpress has seven other branches in the UAE including Dubai World Trade Center, Ibn Battuta Mall and (the newly refurbished) Safa Park, Fujairah City Centre and the latest opening at World Trade Centre Mall in Abu Dhabi.

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