The famed Arts Club, which was established in London in 1863 by Charles Dickens among others, is making its international debut in Dubai later this year at the IDC Brookfield Place, a skyscraper in DIFC designed by Foster + Partners.
The Arts Club Dubai will be designed by a soon-to-be-revealed, celebrated Milanese firm, boasting a rich and sophisticated colour palette, strong textures and playful patterns, resulting in an elegance that is both seamless and decadent.
Blending influences from both past and present, the club has a collection of art-deco and historical furniture pieces and lighting. Sumptuous fabrics adorn the space throughout, adding layers of luxury.
Set over four floors covering 65,000 square feet, the club’s rooms will vary in size, from grander lounges and restaurants for entertaining and socialising, to smaller, intimate spaces for business meetings or quiet contemplation.
It will also be home to a library, eight craft cocktail bars, a rooftop terrace, a nightclub, cigar lounge and a blank canvas events space.
The club’s membership is set to offer an impressive cultural programme, filled with talks, tastings, exhibitions, workshops, cabarets, panel discussions, music and dance.