Dubai – MENA Herald: Inviting guests to share and spread their passion for sports, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi’s newest F&B venue, ‘Blu Sky Lounge & Grill’ has opened as the only contemporary style sports lounge in Abu Dhabi with its own dedicated VIP space and wall of fame.

Designed as a natural home for sports fans, ‘Blu Sky Lounge & Grill’ is the sixth addition to Southern Sun Abu Dhabi’s line-up of popular dining venues and combines the capital’s love of sports, especially football, with great food and feel – creating an inspiring atmosphere for guests looking to socialise with those with a shared appetite for sports entertainment.

To mark the occasion, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi sought out young local talent – Freestyle Football Champion Zaid Issawi – and invited him to showcase his skills in the property’s stylish architectural spaces in a video celebrating the launch of Blu Sky, while also drawing attention to the emirate’s growing community of homegrown stars and personalities. Supporters of Manchester City F.C. and followers of other sports will feel perfectly at home in the casual yet immersive ambiance of Blu Sky further enhanced by mood lighting. State-of-the-art sound systems and 14 large screens ranging from 55” to 85” in size provide the perfect setting for a completely engaging viewing experience while fresh dishes from the grill and a range of premium beverages are sure to keep those sports conversations going for hours. Guests can delight in an engaging sports-inspired menu ranging from ‘The Warm Up’ selection featuring quick bites for those in between times and ‘The Main Event’ fare that leaves them coming for more to ‘Extra Time’ Back of the House dessert creations.  

Known for his award-winning freestyle football performances and unremitted passion for the sport, 20-year-old Zaid Issawi was named the Jordan Freestyle Football Champion and Arab Freestyle Football Vice Champion in 2013 and has been shortlisted for the World Freestyle Football Championship scheduled to take place in Algeria in February 2016.

Zaid Issawi will perform at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi on 13 January 2016 at the private launch party of ‘Blu Sky Lounge & Grill’. Sports enthusiasts are invited to join the conversation online using the hashtag #BluSkyRising.