Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 15 November 2019

The sofa from 'Friends' is coming to Dubai

The famous piece of furniture is going on a world tour, stopping off at the Burj Khalifa

The 'Friends' sofa was pretty much the seventh member of the gang. Courtesy Warner Bros 
The 'Friends' sofa was pretty much the seventh member of the gang. Courtesy Warner Bros 

The majority of millennials have lost hours watching, and rewatching Friends. And it's likely that they have daydreamed about spending lazy days with their own friends at Central Perk, relaxing on the famed orange sofa.

Well, this month UAE residents can make that dream a reality when the TV show's sofa – or couch, as our American friends would say – comes to Dubai as part of a world tour.

On September 16, it has been reported by American media that a replica of the famous piece of furniture will be here in the UAE, popping up at Burj Khalifa. So, you can make like Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Joey and Ross until the anniversary event ends on Wednesday, October 16. The tour is taking place to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the sitcom, and also stops of in Edinburgh, Sydney and Tokyo, among other cities.

The show first aired on September 22, 1994, and was on for 10 seasons, ending on May 6, 2004. The sofa was pretty much the seventh member of the gang, sorry Gunther.

Where you can see replicas of the Friends sofa around the world:

The Empire State Building (Observation Deck) – New York, USA (September 21–22)

US Bank Tower (OUE Skyspace LA) – Los Angeles, USA (September 16–22)

Maggie Daley Park – Chicago, USA (September 21)

Willis Tower (Observation Deck) – Chicago, USA (September 20–22)

Jackson Square – New Orleans, USA (September 19–22)

Klyde Warren Park – Dallas, USA (September 13–29)

Reunion Tower (Observation Deck) – Dallas, USA (September 16–30)

The London Eye – London, UK (September 22)

Abbey Road – London, UK (September 22)

Ross Fountain/Edinburgh Castle – Edinburgh, UK (September 16)

Cardiff Castle – Cardiff, UK (September 19)

Tower Bridge (Potters Field) – London, UK (September 20)

Jardin du Palais Royal – Paris, France (September 12)

Triton Fountain (Piazza Barberini) – Rome, Italy (September 21–22)

Lucca Comics & Games Fan Event – Lucca, Italy (October 30 – November 3)

Royal Palace – Madrid, Spain (October 1 – November 30)

Berlin Sony Center – Berlin, Germany (September 21–22)

FACTS (Flanders Expo) – Ghent, Belgium (October 19)

The Burj Khalifa – Dubai, UAE (September 16 – October 16)

Bondi Beach – Sydney, Australia (August 28)

Comic Con Africa – Johannesburg, South Africa (September 21–24)

Loft Ginza – Tokyo, Japan (September 18–24)

Watch how the famous sofa was made here:

Updated: September 7, 2019 01:40 PM

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