Publisher Conde Nast to open Vogue cafe and GQ bar in Dubai, first such foray in Mideast

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Vogue’s fashion-loving fans will soon have a chance to drink in the magazine’s aura at a new cafe in Dubai.

The glossy’s publisher, Conde Nast International, said Tuesday that it expects to open the Vogue Cafe in the glitzy Gulf emirate’s largest shopping mall by the end of the year.

It will be the company’s first such cafe in the Middle East. A similar cafe opened in Moscow in 2004.

Conde Nast plans to cater to male Mideast fans of its magazines too. It expects to open a bar based around GQ magazine in one of Dubai’s high-end hotels next year.

English-language versions of both magazines are available in the Middle East, though Conde Nast does not publish local versions of either.