For the first time in Bangladesh, a sky-dining restaurant has been launched in tourist town Cox’s Bazar.
The hanging restaurant named “Fly Dining” was built as part of an effort to promote tourism in Bangladesh, by the company Your Travel Ltd.
Restaurant officials announced that 160 feet above the ground, customers will be completely safe while enjoying their meals.
The restaurant uses seat belts attached to deck chairs to ensure the safety of the customers. The guests are lifted into the air by a special crane made of aluminium and steel attached to the deck.
For one to one-and-a-half hours, customers can enjoy the beach and surrounding areas while enjoying an open-air dining experience. During this time, the restaurant staff will serve their ordered food on a hanging deck.
The restaurant was inaugurated by the Mayor of Cox’s Bazar municipality Mujibur Rahman at Sugandha Point on Tuesday. Chittagong division Additional DIG of Police Md Muslim Uddin, Cox’s Bazar Tourist Police (SP) Md Zillur Rahman, and restaurant owner Nawab Fayez Abu Bakkar Khan also spoke at the event.
The restaurant, with a capacity of 20 diners, is expected to cost around 4,000-8,500 BDT per person.
Three of the first diners of the restaurant were Jasim Uddin, Tushar Tuhin, and Abdul Aziz. They said they were amazed by the experience.
“We felt like sitting on a plane, with our seat belts on. At first, we were scared, but once we saw the view from above, we were delighted,” said Jasim.
Popular Bangladeshi chef and hotelier Tony Alal Karim Khan is in charge of the restaurant’s food and hospitality management.
In December 2020, an announcement made on social media said the restaurant was set to open its doors on February 1, 2021. But the inauguration was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Source: Dhaka Tribune