Arts & Culture

A look inside The Arts Club Dubai

Five reasons to join Dubai’s premier member’s club…

Nov 17, 2022 | By

The entrance to The Arts Club Dubai is a discreet door within ICD Brookfield Place in DIFC. What is easier to spot is the fleet of supercars belonging to members that are usually parked outside. The ultra luxurious member’s club in Dubai is the first international outpost of the London HQ, which was founded in 1863 by a group of famous thinkers including Charles Dickens. Here are five reasons why it’s the hottest spot in town.

The Buzz

Launching in December 2020, The Arts Club Dubai is a five-floor homage to food, art, design and sophistication. After opening, it quickly reached its member capacity as word spread around Dubai of the venue’s stunning interior design by Milan based Dimorestudio, the impeccable service and exquisite food. The opportunity to network with a well-heeled crowd made up of the city’s movers and shakers only increased people’s lust for that treasured blue membership card.

The Food

A trio of restaurants ensure members never go hungry. Rōhen is the theatrical Japanese nikkei concept that has an open kitchen filled with busy chefs creating colourful and inventive dishes. The Brasserie could be called the heart of the club as it’s open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving modern European food in a convivial atmosphere. Finally, Alveare – honeycomb in Italian – is a celebration of Italy’s regions and the country’s wonderfully diverse cuisine.

The Rooftop

Dubai loves a rooftop venue and The Arts Club has one of the city’s most picturesque, offering views of the sparkling skyline including the iconic Burj Khalifa. Set on the fifth floor, the rooftop at The Arts Club has cosy cabanas, plump sofas, an al fresco cocktail bar and enough greenery to help you forget the concrete jungle below. A talented roster of international DJs add a chilled soundtrack to the buzzy vibe while, nestled in the corner, is Oscuro, a specialist cigar bar stocked with premium smokes.

The Nightclub

If Gucci opened a nightspot in Dubai, it might look something like Vega, the late night lounge at The Arts Club. Tucked away on the fifth floor, this 1970s-style cave decked out in bold geometric patterns and prints welcomes in-demand DJs to play an eclectic range of dance music genres. No expense has been spared in the sound system technology installed at Vega, ensuring that the integrity of the music remains completely uncompromised.

The Art

When it was founded in 1863, the London club had a mission to further the arts, culture and sciences. The Arts Club Dubai continues that noble legacy today by scheduling a rich and varied cultural programme for its members. A packed calendar of talks and workshops are designed to provoke thought and conversation on a wide range of topics such as art, wine, finance, fashion, travel and technology. An ever-evolving collection of art, meanwhile, means there’s always something new on the walls for members to view when visiting the club.

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