Palestinian Twins Open Restaurant Inside An Aircraft
After years of planning, Palestinian twin brothers will open their dream restaurant inside a 1980s era airplane near Nablus in the West Bank.
The two Palestinians, 60-year-old Atta and Khamis Al-Serafi are now a few weeks away from achieving a 20-year-old dream of opening their “Plane Restaurant” project near the city of Nablus in the northern West Bank.
The Serafi twins are putting final touches on their Boeing 707 aircraft to prepare the restaurant for its opening in nearly a month.
The brothers plan to call their aviation-themed restaurant "the Palestinian-Jordanian Airline Restaurant and Coffee Shop Al-Sairafi Nablus".
"In the beginning, the plane will be a café and a hall for holding wedding parties and events, and then it will turn into a restaurant," Khamis Al-Serafi told Anadolu Agency.
He added, “We do not have enough time before Eid al-Adha to complete the work, so we will start by providing fast food and hookahs."
Al-Serafi said: "Many Palestinians have never boarded a plane in their lives. They will come here, although it will not take off, it will take off in their imagination."
"[When we brought the plane] We entered Nablus at night, at four o'clock in the morning, the residents of Hawara village [south of Nablus] woke up and said "What's going on?! Look what's on the street." This was a historic day," explained Khamis.
The plane is structured to accommodate about 130 people, explaining that those who will provide services to visitors will be in the form of "flying hostesses."
The two brothers plan to open self-service restaurants in the vicinity of the plane and include entertainment sites for children.