Balearic-inspired beach club Tago Mago replaces Il Faro on The Palm


It was a sad day when beloved Italian restaurant Il Faro closed its doors. The breezy restaurant and bar, set across a two-storey lighthouse at Azure Residences, was a staple on the Palm’s dining circuit thanks to its stellar brunch and ladies’ night deals. But in its place, a shiny new concept called Tago Mago, has just opened.

From Rikas Hospitality, the brains behind Twiggy, Kyma and Mimi Kakushi comes Tago Mago, a restaurant and beach club with a distinctly Balearic feel. An ode to Ibiza’s sun-drenched chiringuitos, the space is home to a restaurant, bar and beach club.

At Tago Mago, guests will be able to enjoy tan-topping on the sandy shores, graze on a Mediterranean menu masterminded by corporate executive chef Giles Bousquet, and take a dip in the sparkling sea. Whether it’s for a luxe day at the beach club or a long lunch in the restaurant, Tago Mago is here to bring a taste of the White Isle to the Palm Jumeirah. If you’re heading down for a pool day, expect to pay Dhs200 on weekdays, with Dhs100 redeemable, and Dhs250 on weekends, also with Dhs100 redeemable.

For now, the restaurant is in soft opening, and there is no alcohol being served. But this is set to change soon, so stay tuned.

More new openings on The Palm And there’s still more to come.

For beachfront dining, a duo of new concepts are coming to the Palm. At Club Vista Mare, Limonata will be a colourful seaside sister restaurant to Downtown’s Lucia’s; while the beach club offering on Palm West Beach will also be further enhanced with the arrival of La Vita at One Palm.

Away from the sandy shores, a new dining destination called St Regis Gardens is shaping up with some top culinary offerings. Joining Tresind Studio later this year will be London-born Italian, Signor Sassi; and top chef Dani Garcia’s acclaimed steakhouse, Leña.