Ist das der exklusivste Members Club der Welt? The Arts Club in Dubai.
© The Arts Club Dubai

Is this the coolest members club in the world?

The Arts Club London is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious private members clubs in the world. Its first international outpost in Dubai has now been extended by a breathtaking floor with rooftop bar, club and cigar lounge. Becoming a member is worth it!

23 March 2022

Exquisite works of art hang on the walls. Renowned artists lounge on chic furniture, chatting about the latest stars on the scene. And in the next room, there's a tech lecture on NFTs. The Arts Club Dubai is probably one of the most renowned and coolest private members' clubs in the world. 

The Arts Club Dubai
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, Dubai UAE
Tel.: +971 4 350 6506

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Welcome! The Arts Club is a design retreat for creatives, entrepreneurs, innovative thinkers. In short: all those who are involved professionally or out of interest with art, architecture, fashion, film, literature, music, performance, photography, science, theater and media. © The Arts Club Dubai

How to become a Private Member?

At The Arts Club Dubai like-minded people meet; accordingly, the club accepts applications from anyone interested in art, culture and science. The annual membership is divided into four categories:

  • Full: one-time joining fee: € 3,900, membership: € 3,900
  • Second: If the partner is already a member, the joining fee is waived. Full membership for the second partner is € 1.950,00
  • Under 30s: one-time joining fee: € 1.950,00, membership: € 1.950,00
  • International: For those who are already members, Dubai can be added for an additional cost of approximately € 1,430.00.

Memberships can be applied for by mail at

Relaxing in the stylish Members Lounge at The Arts Club Dubai. © The Arts Club Dubai

Exclusive Members Club as Origin: The Arts Club London

The first The Arts Club was founded in London as early as 1863, among others by Charles Dickens. Since then, the Townhouse in Mayfair has been an absolute hotspot for the British crème de la crème. In addition to a luxurious ambience and the finest cuisine, the program includes a wide range of events as well as access to the neighboring private Lanserhof Wellness Clinic.

In 2020, the first international outpost was opened with The Arts Club Dubai. It should come as no surprise that the up-and-coming metropolis was chosen for this purpose. Most recently, the opening of the breathtaking Museum of the Future Dubaiconfirmed its status as a cultural, artistic and economic hub between Europe and Asia. Now, the Middle East private members club has expanded its chic space to include the fifth floor with two lounges and a rooftop terrace. Perfect for sundowners with a view of the Burj Khalifa!

The impressive staircase at The Arts Club Dubai. © The Arts Club Dubai

Haven of good taste

Due to the immense size of the modern building of 6,000 square meters, the London townhouse style was rethought for the first international outpost in Dubai. For this, the renowned Milan-based agency Dimorestudio was engaged: They dressed the interiors in a dramatic, stylish ambience where past meets present. Rich colors, elegant furnishings as well as marble floors and exciting arrangements create great moments in the lofty spaces of the Private Member Club. 

The Arts Club Dubai Sandhurst

Really chic: the interior designed by the Milan-based agency Dimorestudio. © The Arts Club Dubai

New: Fifth Floor with views and events

Only recently, the fifth floor has also been invited to join the party. The Vega Late Night Music Lounge brings the seventies back to life: Plush fabrics, polished brass and geometric patterns combine retro glam with modern design. Here, DJs, singers and bands get the exclusive crowd dancing.

Der Vega Late Night Club im The Arts Club Dubai.

Evening entertainment at Vega Late Night Club for Private Members. © The Arts Club Dubai

A somewhat quieter approach to the evening is taken in the Oscuro cigar lounge, imported directly from the London sister club.

Die Zigarrenlounge Oscuro im The Arts Club Dubai

Smoking in the Oscuro cigar lounge, designed after the London original. © The Arts Club Dubai

The highlight is the spacious rooftop terrace, which is open seven days a week: On 2,100 square meters, you can enjoy cocktails and snacks in the Rooftop Bar as well as the unrestricted view of the Burj Khalifa. And in the background, the DJ provides the perfect background music for the cabanas.

Die neue Dachterrasse mit Rooftop bar im The Arts Club Dubai

The new rooftop terrace and rooftop bar on the fifth floor of The Arts Club Dubai. © The Arts Club Dubai

Dining & Bars: A Members Club for Foodies

The Arts Club Dubai includes three restaurants and seven craft cocktail bars serving the finest drops and select spirits.

In the chic brasserie, Chef Mussie Imnetu serves the Arts Club's signature Crab Cake with Meyer Lemon Sauce with fennel salad or the house burger, as well as culinary creations of his own.

The Arts Club Dubai Brasserie (1)

The Brasserie at The Arts Club Dubai serves up the finest culinary delights among great works of art. © The Arts Club Dubai

Gourmands will also get their money's worth at the trendy Rōhen restaurant. And not only because of the cuisine of Michael Hoepfl, who has already impressed with star chef qualities in the ZUMA restaurants in London and Miami. This is where the greats of the international art and culture scene meet to enjoy themselves as much as to see and be seen. Alveare is somewhat more intimate. In a charming 1970s ambience, Executive Chef Maurizio Bosetti serves age-old traditional Italian dishes that are brought into the here and now with a great deal of sophistication. 

What awaits Private Members at The Arts Club Dubai?

In addition to outstanding service, The Arts Club London is also world-famous for its diverse calendar of events. And its sister club in the Middle East is no less renowned: As a Private Member, you have access to performances, concerts, and lectures by international guests - from tech gurus to renowned writers. You attend business seminars, wine tastings and read through the latest literature in the book clubs. There's also plenty of space for your own meetings.

Bibliothek im The Arts Club Dubai

Linking local, regional and international networks is at the forefront of the club's cultural programming. © The Arts Club Dubai

The centerpiece is the exclusive Art Exhibitions, which bring great art to the clubhouse as temporary or permanent exhibitions. The focus is on Dubai's local art scene: regional artists and galleries are to be given a regular stage in the Members-Only Club.


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