Following a redesign by locally based studio H2R Design, Persian eatery Anar, located at Dubai’s Souk Madinat Jumeirah, has debuted a brand-new look. The renovation maintains the restaurant’s traditional spirit and injects a medley of modern color and expression.Overlooking the Burj Al Arab, Anar greets visitors with a courtyard anchored by a fountain and geometric blue tile floors. Reminiscent of a Persian garden, the courtyard features seating enclaves with suspended lanterns, lounge tables, traditional screens, and calligraphy art that complements turquoise stenciling on the walls. Inside, a bakery space sits opposite a more intimate private dining room. Additionally, the modern, open Tandoor kitchen is outfitted with Mashrabiya panels and antique bronze finishes provide visual stimulation for diners. Patterned metalwork overhead complements elaborate white ceramic mosaic floors, both of which honor the lively aqua and crimson tones of the furniture.