A sneak peek inside The Arts Club Dubai

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Inside the private member’s club behind the walls of ICD Brookfield Place in DIFC

It is the first international outpost of the historic private members’ club, established in 1863 by Charles Dickens, among others, in London, celebrating the Arts, Sciences, and Literature. Opened in late 2020 and set over four floors with 65,000 square feet dedicated to the club, the space is a spectacular showcase of three meeting rooms, three private dining rooms, five lounges, seven craft cocktail bars, three restaurants including the much-loved Brasserie from London and two new home-grown concepts – Alveare and Rohen: a library, cigar and late-night lounge and rooftop terrace with views of the landmark Burj Khalifa.

Dimorestudio, a design firm from Milan was commissioned to design The Arts Club’s interiors, terraces, and rooftop. Rich and sophisticated in colour palette, expressed with strong textures and playful patterns, resulting in seamless elegance and decadence, the Club’s décore is the ultimate blend of the past and present, boasting a unique collection of art-deco and historical pieces of furniture and lighting, while sumptuous fabrics throughout add layers of luxurious comfort. Rooms vary in size with grander lounges and restaurants for entertaining and socializing, and smaller more intimate spaces for discreet business meetings or quiet contemplation.

More than a plate at The Arts Club Dubai

The Brasserie pages homage to the London Club and is the engine room of The Arts Club. Emulating some of Europe’s grandest dining rooms, it welcomes Members throughout the day, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks. The menu is modern European, faithful to the Brasserie concept, filled with classic and beloved dishes – brought to life in part via the gueridon.   

Alveare is the first of the two new home-grown concepts, and an intimate, elegant, and refined concept, defined by the exceptional produce and culinary simplicity of Italy, delivered to the table with passion and classic Italian style service.  Alveare explores some of Italy’s long-lost regional dishes, taking Members and their guests on a journey, inspired by the golden era of the 60s and 70s. The charm and spirit of Italy are accentuated in every aspect, with an emphasis on attentive and charismatic table-side service.

Rōhen, the second homegrown concept, utilizes intricate and exhilarating cooking techniques and distinct flavours. The Nikkei concept is bold, lively, and loud and is the beating heart of the Club, welcoming guests to a dining destination everyone will want to be seen hanging out in.  

Inspired by the legacy and heritage of the original club in London, The Arts Club Dubai maintains the classic service members would expect from a famed private club. From charming and charismatic service that is both intuitive to guest’s needs and wants, and yet also modern enough to be mindful of new habits when dining or in meetings, service is a key priority for The Arts Club  

Always a spectacular view from the Rooftop Terrace

A 23,000 sq. ft rooftop with uninterrupted views of the iconic Burj Khalifa, invites guests to enjoy the Club’s late-night lounge that offers progressive music, with international DJs headlining intimate sets. It is also home to the famed cigar lounge from London – Oscuro – which comes well-stocked with an excellent selection of smokes by a master of habanos and extends onto the terrace with adjoining private cabanas. The outdoor terrace lounge runs the length of the building, with fantastic views of Downtown, perfect for sundowners, and set to an eclectic and international soundtrack.

Unveiling a whole new culture

The cultural programme pulses life into each member’s experience of the Club, as much or as little as they desire, as and when they wish, adapting and reflecting the seasons, social calendar, and changing times.

The Arts Club Dubai aims to cultivate regional and international creative discourse in the visual arts, the literary arts, the culinary arts, the performances arts, and the sciences. With an annual agenda of events, the cultural programme’s mandate strives to collaborate and engage with institutions and cultural practitioners to further support innovation and creative thinking in the arts.  From hosting talks, debates, exhibitions, workshops, live performances, and original content all around, the cultural programme embodies the spirit of The Arts Club Dubai, one that is rooted in the local cultural landscape and its worldwide network.

Becoming a part of The Arts Club

The Arts Club Dubai is owned and operated entirely by the Waney and the Landesberg families, and being a member forms an exciting new community of like-minded, diverse, and dynamic people, all hailing from different cultures and sectors, from the region and further afield. The Club welcomes applications from all individuals who are interested in the arts, music, literature, design, science, technology, health and well-being, entrepreneurship, business, philanthropy, law, finance, and fashion.

Membership for The Arts Club Dubai is split into four categories: Full, Second* (for married couples), Under the 30s, and International, carries varied price points and can be applied for by contacting [email protected]  

To learn more about The Arts Club visit:

Website           www.theartsclub.ae

Instagram        www.instagram.com/theartsclubdubai

Facebook        www.facebook.com/theartsclubdubai

Linked In         www.linkedin.com/company/the-arts-club-dubai


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