From one bar in Egypt to the most awarded food and beverage company in Dubai, take a trip down memory lane with our journey so far.
We’re only just getting started.
Papa’s Bar opens in Hurghada, Egypt.
Paul and Freek, allegedly, agreed to their first beach bar on the shores of Hurghada, Egypt, over a drunken gentlemans handshake at 3am, launching Solutions Group.
2001 – 2011
Paul and Freek grow Solutions Group to 150-strong rockstars, with 20 venues under their belt, including the Papa’s Bar concept and Hed Kandi.
Solutions Group launches Ministry of Sound Red Sea.
The Arab Spring forces Solutions Group to leave Egypt.
Paul and Freek arrive in Dubai, and Solutions Leisure Group is born.
The Group’s office in Dubai Media City establishes a new industry lifestyle sector; a division of experiences that create the moments people live for, every day.
Q43 opens its doors on the 43rd floor of Media One Hotel.
Asia Asia, opens its doors for the first time in Dubai Marina’s Pier 7.
Lock, Stock & Barrel, Tecom (Barsha Heights) at the Grand Millennium Hotel bursts onto the scene and becomes the UAE’s most-loved party bar overnight.
Lock, Stock & Barrel opens its biggest venue yet at Rixos Premium, JBR.
Solutions Leisure Group brings internationally acclaimed NYC steakhouse brand, STK, to the Middle East, opening its doors in Rixos Premium, JBR.
Solutions Leisure Group embarks on its first international expansion into Kazan, Russia, bringing with it Asia Asia, Lock, Stock & Barrel and a dedicated family entertainment concept.
Solutions Leisure Group introduces an all-new family entertainment sector to the region.
Solutions Leisure Group partners with Atlantis The Palm to launch award-winning family entertainment destination, Wavehouse.
The Covid 19 pandemic sweeps the world and Solutions Leisure Group closes its doors indefinitely.
Q43 rebrands as Baby Q and Solutions Leisure Group expands its office to the floor space of level 43.
Solutions Leisure Group re-opens its doors to a portfolio of six venues.
Koyo launches at Intercontinental Dubai Marina.
Lock, Stock & Barrel opens its third venue in the Grand Millennium, Business Bay.
Solutions Leisure Group acquires West 14 Steakhouse, transforming the destination to beachside oasis, Ula, at Dukes, Palm Jumeirah.
Lock, Stock & Barrel opens its first regional outpost in the capital at Yas Bay, Abu Dhabi.
Asia Asia opens its second UAE venue and first regional outpost in the capital at Yas Bay, Abu Dhabi.
Central is introduced as a secondary family entertainment destination in the region, situated in the capital at Yas Bay, Abu Dhabi.
Solutions Leisure Group opens the doors to its first all-encompassing health, beauty and wellness destination, Blended Wellness, at Dukes, Palm Jumeirah.
Solutions Leisure Group acquires The Pangolin, transforming the Els Club restaurant and bar into The Greenroom family hangout restaurant, bar and pool.
Ula opens its second regional destination at Movenpick Resort, Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah.
Asia Asia opens its third regional destination at Grand Millennium Hotel, Business Bay.
En Fuego opens at Atlantis The Palm.
Solutions Leisure Group celebrates 10 years in the UAE, rebranding to Solutions Group.
After seven years, flagship restaurant and lounge, Asia Asia Pier 7, opens its doors to reveal all-new updated look and feel.
Miami-inspired beach club and restaurant, The 305, launches at The Club, Palm Jumeirah.
Solutions Group announces it’s latest concept Papas, an Italian trattoria coming soon to Dubai Marina.