Mayweather’s knockout visit to Birmingham
Night to remember at Arabian Nites
When Floyd Mayweather Jnr visited the UK earlier this month, there was only one place the undefeated world champion wanted to visit for a box office night out.
Trading the bright lights of the Vegas Strip for Birmingham’s own Bissell Street, the A-list boxer headed straight for the renowned entertainment centre – Arabian Nites.
Opened in May last year, the premium venue mixes a VIP shisha lounge with an exclusive restaurant, dessert parlour, bowling alley and dance floor to create a venue that’s truly unique.
Under a slick security operation, ‘Money’ Mayweather arrived with his traditional entourage, pulling up outside in a row of Rolls Royce Phantoms supplied by Phantom Hire.
Once there, he enjoyed an evening of exquisite food, mock-tails and live entertainment until the early hours of the morning when he retreated to his private jet and flew off to Amsterdam.
Qamran Rafiq, of Arabian Nites, described the evening as ‘very special’ and was delighted to play host to the biggest name in boxing.
“When we were contacted by Mayweather’s team, we were obviously delighted to hear that he wanted to come down to Arabian Nites after hearing of our reputation in the States,” he said.
“Mayweather himself was a great person to meet and so humble to speak with.
“He came straight here from an event in Cannock and didn’t arrive until about 1am at which time he said he was absolutely starving. He was supposed to stay here for about half an hour but stayed until 5am.”
Qamran added: “He was just amazed by what he found at Arabian Nites.
“He came with around 12 or 13 security men but felt so relaxed after his dinner that they were all on the dance floor by the end of the night, just enjoying the music and laughing away.”
As the leading high-profile shisha lounge and entertainment centre in Birmingham, Arabian Nites directly caters to the city’s most affluent clientele by providing a sophisticated decor and flawless ‘Arabian style’ customer service, complete with exhilarating entertainment.
In addition to costumed performers and dancers, parties are also given a glitzy twist by a regular rotation of well-known A-list celebrity guests.
Floyd Mayweather commenced the evening with fine dining cuisine from the Turkish restaurant, followed by mock-tails and mouth-watering deserts from the dessert lounge, before ending the evening at Arabian Nites entertainment centre.
Following the night, the world champ commented that he would like to take the Arabian Nites concept to the states.