Location: Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Tel: 04 332 9260
Times: 8pm-3am daily
Price: House grape from Dhs47 per glass
From pop star Jennifer Lopez, who dined here alongside her beau Casper Smart, to rapper Chris Brown, who caused a kerfuffle when he danced on the chairs, Cavalli Club is celebrity-central. The club was launched in collaboration with Italian designer Roberto Cavalli in 2009. Roberto is known as the King of Bling, and that’s exactly the idea the designers went for with the décor – more than 300,000 Swarovski crystals adorn the walls and ceiling, and check out the illuminated dance floor and animal-print seats. Even the lift is a talking point (it’s furry). Busiest at weekends, popular nights include the ladies’ night, Girls & the City on Tuesdays, and Cavalli 54 on Wednesdays – an evening dedicated to retro-chic dining and dancing, with the focus on house and dance music. Also watch out for special events, including film screenings and fashion shows.
While there’s an extensive and exotic restaurant menu, bar snacks include sushi and caviar as well as the classic croque-monsieur.