Hard Rock Cafe
The world's leading collector of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia, it operates under the logo ‘Love All Serve All’, and is owned by a 500-year-old Native American tribe.
August 12, 2008 6:38 by kippreport
Earlier this year, there were reports that the café in Dubai was shutting down because the land was sold off for a “high rise” project. The Cafe on Sheikh Zayed Road is marked by the two huge guitars at its entrance, and was established in 1997.
At news of its shutting down, disappointed fans started a new group on Facebook called ‘Save the Hard Rock Cafe – Dubai’ and urged members to sign a petition to stop the shut-down. The group currently has more than 9,200 members. Apart from Facebook, several people online expressed sadness at the news.
“The opening night of the Hard Rock Cafe was one I shall never forget. The ‘old rocker’ Chuck Berry, then a sprightly 72-year-old, took to the stage and set us all alight with his special brand of music. It was almost certainly one of the highlights of living in Dubai for 25 years. Long live the Hard Rock Café,” wrote one fan.
After all the fuss, the company finally announced that the lease had been extended for another nine years.