About the project
Inspired by South America, predominantly Colombia we wanted to bring the soul, culture, food, music, passion, and craftsmanship of the people to Dubai. En Fuego is a celebration of their richness. We wanted to create a space that would transport you to places you might never have been. The wonder and excitement of these faraway corners enticed us to have fun designing something that would exhilarate the city.
Upon arrival, guests are immediately struck by a kaleidoscope of colour and transported into a street scene where original doorways with cantilevered tiled porches form a winding corridor. A Colombian spirit eludes through subtle references such as original artefacts.
Rather than everything being fabricated architectural repurposing played a key part in the design with each piece bringing its own story, adding depth and character to the space. The details within the venue truly capture the essence of South America and come together across a multitude of spatial pockets, each one delivering something new whilst presenting guests with a different experience every time they visit. Comprising a dining room, booths, an elaborate carousel bar, and a tequila bar, the expansive but intimate space is filled with countless visual points and layers that unfold in front of the eyes.
As one penetrates further into the venue more and more layers are revealed, everywhere is so beautifully animated and amazing that it creates a magical experience wherever you are with no space left untouched. The idea behind it was about guests exploring these layers and seeing how they engage with them.
With an inviting indoor-outdoor flow—which carries patrons from a vibrant heritage-inspired interior to a lush and tropical covered terrace— En Fuego’s interior immerses guests in a sensory journey through South America.
Bishop Design has truly captured the spirit and energy of Latin culture. Fusing the rich, authentic history of Latin America with the continent’s renowned fervent enjoyment of life and penchant for a party, En Fuego is a multi-sensory-driven, all-encompassing destination that breathes new life into social dining. The venue in its entirety is fun and alive, bringing bold and colourful energy to the region. It’s authentic and possesses so much character and soul that everyone will find their favourite moment. That is the beauty of the space.
The operators of this project are Solutions Leisure Group, Dubai.