Fogo de Chão Brings Authentic Southern Brazilian Dining Experience to Dubai

Brazilian steakhouse opens flagship restaurant in Dubai’s DIFC district, its second in the Middle East

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Internationally-renowned Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão has opened its newest location in Dubai’s DIFC at Central Park Towers. The flagship restaurant is Fogo’s second location in the Middle East following Jeddah, Saudi Arabia with joint venture partner, the Enany Group of Companies, and its 51st location globally.

“With renowned shopping, dining and entertainment, Dubai is simply one of the most exquisite places in the world, and we are thrilled to share our unique concept with both residents of and visitors to this amazing city,” said Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Fogo de Chão. “International expansion is paramount to our steady growth as a company, and we are pleased to once again work with the Enany Group of Companies to grow our global reach.”

“We’re proud to continue our partnership with Fogo de Chão, bringing its high-quality food, unique Brazilian dining experience and talented gaucho chefs to Dubai, following the successful launch of the Jeddah restaurant in August 2017,” said Mr. Fahad Enany, a Principal of the Enany Group

Located in Dubai’s sophisticated DIFC district, the new Fogo de Chão is conveniently located near City Walk, Emirates Towers and Downtown Dubai. Like all Fogo restaurants, the new location will serve Fogo’s signature selection of premium cuts of meat and an expansive Market Table of fresh, seasonal salads and vegetables. In addition to a shisha lounge, private dining areas, courtyard and an outdoor terrace with striking views of the Burj Khalifa, the location also boasts the Fogo Bar and Lounge with an extensive list of craft cocktails, mocktails, elevated spirits and Brazilian bites.

Founded in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1979, Fogo de Chão, which literally translates to ‘fire on the ground,’ refers to the centuries-old grilling techniques of churrasco, where meats are slow cooked over an open fire that reaches temperatures beyond 800-degrees Fahrenheit, or over 420-degrees Celsius, exposing their natural flavors. Every cut of meat is carved tableside by a team of Brazilian-trained gaucho chefs.

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About Fogo de Chão
Fogo de Chão (fogo-dee-shown) is a leading Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, specializing in the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco – the art of roasting high-quality cuts of meats over open flame, all of which are carved tableside by Brazilian-trained gaucho chefs. Founded in Southern Brazil in 1979, there are currently 51 locations throughout Brazil, the United States, Mexico, and the Middle East.

Fogo’s distinctive and authentic Brazilian dining experience begins with the seasonal Market Table and Feijoada Bar, which includes seasonal salads, soup, fresh vegetables, imported charcuterie and more. The restaurant features a variety of simply seasoned meats that are fire-roasted by gaucho chefs, plus seafood, desserts, signature cocktails and an award-winning wine list. In addition to the full churrasco experience, Fogo offers its guests multiple ways to enjoy the experience at varying price points.

For an inside look into the history and heritage of the gaucho culture, watch the NBC Olympic Games vignette “The Gaucho Way” or visit, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

About the Enany Group
The Enany Group of Companies is a global investment group headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and operating across the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.  Since 1975, the Enany Group has continued to expand its global interests and commercial activities into different industries, including real estate development, information technology, food and beverage, sports, leisure and tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, construction, facilities management and asset management.

For an inside look into the history and heritage of the gaucho culture, see the story that inspired us at, and visit, Facebook, and Instagram.

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