Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, dreaming more than others think is practical, risking more than others think is safe, and expecting more than others think is possible.
— Ronnie Oldham
Retail & Beyond Commercial Investment L.L.C. is an investment & management firm established in Dubai.
Its aim is to develop, own and manage differentiated F&B concepts targeted towards the discerning segment of UAE’s society. The firm has been founded with the principle of introducing to the market high-end concepts which offer unique value propositions and highlight new trends and formats.
Our mission is to provide high-end F&B concepts, home-grown & international franchises amongst retail & hospitality investments. Our aim is to build trust and a lifetime of relationships by focusing on efficiency, quality, value and, of course, excellence.
Founded by a team of young entrepreneurs, the firm operates aggressively in a highly competitive environment and seeks to establish a strong presence within the UAE.


Concepts operating under our management:


Pantry Café – Business Bay/Al Safa, Dubai:

Opened – 13 Jan 2013, Pantry Café, Al Safa

14 May 2015, Pantry Café, Business Bay

Pantry Café is a gourmet restaurant & delicatessen serving comfort foods from around the world. Using only the finest and freshest ingredients. They place enormous emphasis on the freshness and quality of their dishes. The first of Retail & Beyond’s independent ventures, the pioneer store is located at the prestigious Wasl Square, in the heart of one of Dubai’s best-established neighbourhoods, while the flagship Bay Square branch opened to rave reviews in 2015 at one of Business Bay’s most serene communities.



BU! – The Hub, World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi:

Opened – 14 April 2016

BU! is a contemporary, energetic pan-Latin dining destination in the heart of the capital. At 20,000 sq. ft. BU! is touted as being the largest restaurant in Abu Dhabi and the magnificent space features a full-scale restaurant and lounge, as well as a large terrace and outdoor bar for al fresco dining. BU!’s distinctive blend of Latin American-inspired food and cocktails invites diners on an epicurean journey with a sharing style menu featuring authentic dishes from the vibrant continent.


Ají, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai:

Opened – 26 October 2016

A brand new Nikkei-style restaurant/lounge located at Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah – Ají is home to sumptuous comfort and a world of glamour and decadence, where South American riches meet oriental treasures. The core Nikkei amalgam of Peruvian and Japanese influence emanate from the kitchen and manifest throughout the space with sweeping views of the Dubai shoreline. Set to be the latest trend-setting venue for discerning crowds, Aji promises an ambience that is sexy, elegant, effortlessly enticing and tirelessly chic.