A! List High Flyer Clubs

Enjoy a celeb-worthy night on the town at one of these exclusive spots...
Monday , 02 May 2011
The 400 Club
The 400 Club
Armani/Prive
Armani/Prive
C-Bar
C-Bar
Gold Lounge
Gold Lounge
People by Crystal
People by Crystal

Mahiki Bar
Address:
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai
Tel: 043807731
Web: www.mahiki.ae
Dress code:
Super glam
Times: 6pm to 3am
Price Range: $$$
This infamous watering hole of young British royals has made its way across the globe to open a branch in Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Hotel. For years, Mahiki London has been a celeb hotspot and we reckon the Dubai bar will be no different. Our fingers are crossed for a visit from Prince Harry!
FYI: Try the delish cocktails from Papa Jules in signature tiki cups

The 400 Club
Address:
Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Tel: 04 332 4900
Web:  www.the400nightclub.com
Dress code: Club chic
Times: 6pm to 2am, daily
Price Range: $$$
Club 400 is the intimate, fiercely private and super-hard-to-get-into nightclub in the basement of the Fairmont Hotel. Make sure you are on the guest list though – waiting outside doesn’t become any serious party-person. Named the hottest spot in the city by 400 Club loyalists, the club has been the watering hole for both the local jet-set and international players wanting to get a piece of Dubai’s party-pie. Magnums of Champagne and Vodka are carried through the club to private tables by bouncers and expect more posing than partying though and rest assured that everyone’s watching! Now with its newly revamped look, we think clubbing just got that much more wicked.
FYI: Rapper Lil’ Jon and Shaggy have been spotted partying it up at 400.

Armani/Prive
Address:
Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Burj Khalifa, Dubai
Tel: 04 888 3308
Web: dubai.armanihotels.com
Dress code: Club chic
Times: 10pm to 3am, Monday to Saturday
Price Range: $$$
Not one to put his name to anything less than perfect, Giorgio Armani has managed to wow, once again, with his latest venture Armani/Privé in the stunning Armani Hotel in Dubai’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa. Featuring Armani’s signature styling and flair for all things fabulous, the club – only the second in the world after Milan – is the hottest spot to see and be seen. Dim lit, seductively sleek and achingly trendy, the club has attracted a couture-clad crowd in steady droves since opening earlier this year. Expect to groove to the latest house tracks and be visually captivated by a massive LCD TV playing Armani fashion shows while you sip the finest drinks and show off your fabulous outfit.
FYI: Giorgio Armani himself attended the opening of Armani/Privé along with society heavy-hitters.

C-Bar
Address:
Al Murooj Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Tel: 04 321 1111
Web: www.rotana.com
Dress code: Club chic
Times: 11pm to 3am, Wednesday to Friday
Price Range: $$$
C-Bar offers up a similar elite clubbing experience to its Beirut Sister for Dubai party-lovers to enjoy. Centrally located at the Murooj Rotana, this frequently packed hotspot attracts a designer-wearing club crowd looking to flash their cash. Decorated in neon lights and plenty of mirrors giving the illusion that it’s much larger than it actually is, the spot is at once funky and incredibly lush and consistently gets filled to the limit. Drinks don’t come cheap, but as the music gets pumping and the crowd begins flowing in, you definitely won’t be thinking about your wallet.
FYI: C-Bar was created by the same people behind Beirut’s legendary Cristal Bar.

Gold Lounge
Address:
The Monarch, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Tel: 04 501 8888
Web: www.themonarchdubai.com
Dress code: Club chic
Times: 9pm to 3am, Tuesday to Saturday
Price Range: $$$
It may have dropped its cover charge from Dhs1,000 to Dhs100, but Gold hasn’t lost an iota of lustre since opening its doors last year. The latest addition to the ever-popular Monarch Dubai has achieved its goal of becoming the city’s most exclusive clubbing experience with a fashionably clad clientele that’s always ready to party. Step inside and you’re sure to be stunned by its gold roof, gold plated bar, and VIP area with golf flooring – it is called Gold for a reason. Playing the hottest house, RnB and hip-hop night after night and serving up only the best beverages, Gold certainly lives up to its reputation as the place to live large and party hard. Give your designer wardrobe a well-deserved night on the town with this trendy venue.
FYI: Tuesdays are ladies’ nights at Gold featuring two free selected drinks.

People by Crystal
Address:
Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha, Dubai
Tel: 050 297 2097
Web: www.raffles.com
Dress code: Club chic
Times: 10pm to 3am, Thursday and Friday
Price Range: $$$
Located at the very top of the pyramid-shaped Raffles Dubai, People by Crystal is a unique clubbing spot with a view like no other. A panoramic vista of Dubai’s stunning skyline makes you feel like you’re partying in the clouds, and as the music gets louder and the room starts to fill with the city’s most stylish, you’re sure to be in seventh heaven. Playing everything from funky house to full-on techno, electronic music lovers can rejoice with top-notch tracks spun by the region’s best. Splash out with a table or simply while away the hours moving on the dance floor.
FYI: Head to Red Lounge one floor below for pre-drinks and gourmet Chinese-inspired snacks.