a new community
Opening later this year, The Arts Club Dubai will be perfectly located in the heart of the DIFC, set over four floors and totalling 65,000 square feet, in the brand new ICD Brookfield Place development designed by Foster + Partners.
It will be the first international outpost of the celebrated and historical private members’ club, established in 1863 in Mayfair, London. The Club’s brand new membership will form an exciting new community of like-minded, diverse and dynamic people, all hailing from different cultures and sectors, from the region and further afield.
a lifestyle for its members
The Club will provide its members with a home away from home: a sanctuary for those seeking comfort, hospitality and elegance, with a level of quality, service and attention to detail that will leave them wanting for nothing.
It will also be an office away from the office, where members seeking a more relaxed environment in which to conduct business can do so at ease, either in a social and convivial setting or in a more private and secluded space.
Members will entertain in beautiful surroundings, dine and drink from exquisite menus, dance until the small hours, socialise and make new acquaintances, celebrate occasions and experience a richly inspiring cultural programme of art, music and events.
The cultural programme will pulse life into each member’s experience of the Club, as much or as little as they desire, as and when they wish.
Talks, current debates, tastings, exhibitions, studio tours,trips, workshops, cabarets, panel discussions, music, dance and live music will permeate through the Club, adapting and reflecting the seasons, social calendar and changing times.
celebrations for all
Seasonal moments will be celebrated throughout the year with all-encompassing Club parties and festivities, and at the weekends well-heeled family-style brunching will bring everyone together. The Club will also have its own in-house pâtisserie, so as well as furnishing the many dessert menus throughout the Club, it will allow members to order sweet treats for special occasions to enjoy at home.
The Club’s team comes with a broad experience in members’ clubs. Within it, a dedicated guest relations team will be on hand to assist with all manner of members’ requests.
An exceptional design firm from Milan has been commissioned to design the Club’s interiors. Each space, across all four floors, draws from a rich and sophisticated colour palette, expressed with strong textures and playful patterns, resulting in an overall design aesthetic that is both contemporary and classic. It is the ultimate blend of past and present. A unique collection of art-deco and historical pieces of furniture and lighting set a decadent scene, while sumptuous, custom-designed fabrics throughout add layers of luxurious comfort.
Rooms will vary in size with grander lounges and restaurants for entertaining and socialising,and smaller more intimate spaces for discreet business meetings or quiet contemplation.
There will be three restaurants to choose from, giving members the flexibility to dine when and how they wish. Outside of the restaurants, members can order from the Club Menu which will feature an array of club classics, comforting and perfectly suited to their surroundings, whether it be in one of the members’ lounges, the library or on the rooftop terrace.
The first of these restaurants is a unique interpretation of the London club’s beloved modern European brasserie. Operating as the engine room of the Club, it will be open from early in the morning until the late evening.
high energy lounge & restaurant
A one-of-a-kind, homegrown concept, promises an altogether different restaurant experience, taking inspiration from much, much further afield. Its bold and exhilarating live cooking and exotic flavours will stand up to the highly energetic ambience, centred around a striking lounge and bar scene, with live entertainment, all coming together to push the boundaries of members’ imaginations.
The third restaurant, also brand new and homegrown, is a relaxed and elegant, family-style Italian restaurant, heavily influenced by the exceptional produce and the much-lauded culinary simplicity of Italy, focusing on the south, but remembering long-forgotten classics from all the regions.
… and bars
There will be no less than eight craft cocktail bars within the Club, each manned by a specialist team of waiters and bartenders, working alongside world-class sommeliers, who will be on hand to guide members through the meticulously sourced wine list, which will feature wines from the finest vineyards from around the world. A vast selection of spirits, contemporary and vintage, has been collected for expert mixology and classic drinks.
There will be plenty of spaces at the Club for members to host their own events and parties, from private and semi-private dining rooms of varying sizes, to terraces and rooftops, not forgetting screening rooms, with each event carefully handled by our experienced events team.
up on the roof
The vast 23,000 sq ft rooftop will seem like another world. Not only does it have uninterrupted views of the iconic Burj Khalifa, it will also house the Club’s nightclub in an impressive standalone structure.
Inside the nightclub, the very best sound system has been commissioned, alongside a lighting installation that is itself a work of art. Both adding an extra special dimension to the progressive music scheduling that has been planned, with international DJs headlining intimate sets for those looking for something quite musically unique.
The rooftop will also be home to the Club’s cigar lounge, kept well-stocked with an excellent selection of smokes by a master of habanos, which will extend onto the terrace with adjoining private cabanas.
There will also be an impressive outdoor terrace lounge, running the length of the building, with fantastic views of Downtown, perfect for sundowners, set to an eclectic and international soundtrack.
types of membership
This membership can be applied
for by persons aged 30 and above.
This membership can be applied
for by a spouse of a full member.
This membership can be applied for by persons
under the age of 30 at the time of applying.
This membership can be added to Full, Second and Young membership. It includes membership to The Arts Club London and Los Angeles (opening 2022).
- Second, Young and International members have the same access to the Club as Full members.
- As a private club, The Arts Club will only be accessible to its members and their guests. Members may bring up to five guests to the Club without a reservation, or more with a reservation or prior authorisation from the General Manager.
- This will vary for special events and those events relating to the cultural programme.
- There will be a dedicated guest relations team who will be ready to assist with any request inside or outside of the Club.
- Members will have access to a handpicked selection of excellent international reciprocal clubs beyond Dubai.
- There will be a smart dress code.
Applications for membership are now being accepted and elections are underway. To join The Arts Club individuals need to complete an application form. This is an important moment in the application process as it is an opportunity for the applicant to tell us about themselves and what they are looking for from the Club.
The Club welcomes applications from individuals with interests in the arts, music, literature, design, science, technology, health and wellbeing, entrepreneurship, business, philanthropy, law, finance and fashion.
All applicants will require the support of two existing members to complete their application, known as the Proposer and Seconder. They can be new members of The Arts Club Dubai or they can be existing members of the Club in London. Alternatively, for those without a Proposer or a Seconder, one of the membership team will be delighted to meet with them.
All complete applications are put on a waiting list and each month a selection is put forward for review. The Club is looking for individuals who will relish all that the Club has to offer and who will, in turn, contribute to club life. The membership team are on hand to assist throughout the application process, answering queries and keeping applicants up-to-date with the progress of their application.
membership rates and applications
For further information or to apply for membership, please get in touch or complete the enquiry form below.
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If you are an existing member of The Arts Club in London, please contact the London Membership Office for further information about adding The Arts Club Dubai to your membership.