FRIENDS Couch in Dubai at ExpatWoman's Festive Fair |

See the FRIENDS Central Perk Couch This November

The world's most famous couch is making its way to our Festive Fair, brought by STARZPLAY

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13 November 2019

Last updated on 24 November 2019
Friends Couch in Dubai at ExpatWoman's Festive Fair

The signature orange cough from the FRIENDS TV comedy show is returning to Dubai this November and is coming to our Festive Fair event.

Earlier this year, in celebration of FRIENDS and the sitcom's 25th anniversary, the iconic Central Perk sofa embarked on a world tour that gave fans the opportunity to see a replica of the famous piece of furniture in person.

Fans of the show were able to visit the Central Perk Cafe set, complete with sofa and table, which was on display at the Waterfall Atrium in The Dubai Mall. Visitors were given the chance to take photos while visiting the prop set, and no doubt had a chance to recreate the equally as iconic show intro with their own friends.

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The sofa was then transferred and displayed in front of Burj Khalifa, as the world's tallest tower displayed a special FRIENDS LED show alongside The Dubai Fountain.

With this, Dubai's top tourist attractions joined other landmarks such as the Empire State Building, The London Eye and Madrid Royal Palace in welcoming the Central Perk cafe on its world tour.

Of course, the millennials among us that have lost hours watching, and rewatching, FRIENDS likely rushed for a chance to see the famed orange sofa. But if you didn't have the chance - don't worry, because we have GREAT news!

On November 22nd, we're kick-starting the festive season in Dubai with our 8th annual Festive Fair! This free-entry event is open to all, and since we've moved to a brand NEW location and extended our timings, the day is going to be bigger and better than ever before.

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Not only will event-goers have the opportunity to see Santa, enjoy live entertainment and free kids' activities, and start their Christmas shopping, but FRIENDS fans among you will also have the opportunity to see, visit and take pics with the show's Central Perk sofa and set in person!

Thanks to STARZPLAY, the Central Perk set will be displayed all-day from 10 am until 9 pm at our Festive Fair and visitors are invited to sit on the couch with their friends or family and be part of the magical experience... So if you missed the chance to see it earlier this year, now's the perfect opportunity to see the replica for yourself.

If you can't wait until then to get your FRIENDS fix, however, you can stream all 10 seasons of the sitcom on STARZPLAY.

Important details to remember

  • When: Friday 22nd November, 2019
  • Where: Sports Village, Dubai Sports City
  • Time: 10am - 9pm
  • Location Map: Click here
  • Parking: Click here
  • FAQs: Click here
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2019 will see the return of our hugely popular Festive Fair for its 8th edition. Happening on November 22, our Festive Fair kick-starts the festive season in the city - and for this year, the event will be at Dubai Sports City from 10am until 9pm. It's FREE entry for all! Plus, Santa Claus himself will be joining us on the day.

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