The much anticipated Arts Club Dubai is getting set to open its doors later this year in a capacious, four-floor DIFC space designed by Foster + Partners. And it is arguably even more stylish, sophisticated and fabulous than the Mayfair original. A great deal of thought has been put into ensuring that people who sign up for membership will get an unrivalled experience that’s in equal parts culturally stimulating and visually delightful, with different atmospheres for networking, dining and socialising throughout the day.
The original Arts Club was founded in London in 1863 as a haven for a community of people connected by their love for the Arts (including Charles Dickens). The club was relaunched in 2011 and today it is a vibrant hub for creative and entrepreneurial members, providing an environment where they can ‘come together to entertain, exchange ideas, dine and participate in a rich cultural programme of events’. The Arts Club Dubai will open with this same vision, which promises to be the first of its kind in the city and the Middle East.
The Arts Club Dubai Brasserie
The stunning interior has been designed by a renowned Milan based studio (watch this space for more information soon), and will house an astounding permanent contemporary art collection, alongside temporary exhibitions. Featuring the renowned London brasserie, as well as two brand new restaurants, including a late night members’ lounge, the club’s members will also find a cigar bar with a walk-in humidor, private dining rooms, extensive outdoor terraces on all four floors and a spectacular rooftop events space with its own club and resident DJs.
But what truly sets it apart is the events programme, which will be an integral part of the lifestyle of the club – as it is in London. Members will be invited to attend weekly events, including artist studio visits, panel discussions, live music and much more besides. More than anything, though, the emphasis is on exclusivity, privacy and unrivalled hospitality, which is a sure fire recipe for fun and memorable experiences.
Accepting applications from all of those interested in the science, arts, business and creative fields, there are four tiers of membership: Full, Second, Under 30s and International. Under 30s membership is AED 7,875 for both the joining fee and annual fee, while Full membership comes with a one-off AED 15,750 joining fee and a AED15,750 annual fee. For couples, when a Full membership is purchased, a Second membership is priced at AED 7,875 per annum, and doesn’t require a joining fee.