Team shortlist01 Aug 2015 AT 03:44 PM

Cavalli Club

The crystal encrusted nightclub
Team shortlist01 Aug 2015 AT 03:44 PM
Cavalli Club, Nightlife, Nightclubs, Dubai, 2015, Cavalli
Cavalli Club, Nightlife, Nightclubs, Dubai, 2015, Cavalli
Cavalli Club
Fairmont Hotel World Trade Center Area Dubai AE
FeaturesBooking Required, DJ, Food, Live music, VIP Room
TimingsSunday: 8:00 PM to 3:00 AMMonday: 8:00 PM to 3:00 AMTuesday: 8:00 PM to 3:00 AMWednesday: 8:00 PM to 3:00 AMThursday: 8:00 PM to 3:00 AMFriday: 8:00 PM to 3:00 AMSaturday: 8:00 PM to 3:00 AM

What: The venue is huge, with multiple raised areas and numerous bars. There’s even a private jazz bar that only has room for 30 people, if you need to take the VIP feel up a notch. Cavalli Club screams show time, so it’s not surprising that there are regular live performances, making the place feel more like a supper club that morphs into a nightclub in the evening. Acrobats and silk rope dancers can regularly be seen swinging over the dancefloor in death-defying displays.

It looks like: There’s no mistaking it, this place is Cavalli. Ostentatious, bold and glittery, complete with the brand’s famous animal prints, Cavalli club has run with the fashion house’s signature look. Think shiny marble flooring and oversized crystal chandeliers. Black walls and purple lighting add to the dazzling décor, with velvet chairs and pillows adding the finishing touch.

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It sounds like: The sound varies depending on the theme of the night. Live performers take to the stage regularly with rap and R&B. There’s also a good line-up of DJs spinning house tracks.

The food is like: Although many people are familiar with the party aspect of the Cavalli Club, there’s an a la carte menu packed with Italian classics like pasta and fresh seafood. The desserts are also pretty special, with the likes of a white chocolate sphere with green cardamom sorbet and saffron sauce.

We’d go back for: It’s a great venue to dance in. Yes, it’s a little showy and selfies are almost mandatory, but with fantastic music and a packed dancefloor, it’s almost impossible not to have a good night.

They need to fix: There’s no getting away from the fact that the Cavalli crowd has a bit of a reputation. The dresses are short and the heels are high. But in recent months there’s been more diversity, with high profile events showcasing the venue to the city’s fash pack.

If this bar was a Hollywood star it would be: Joan Rivers. Glamorous, loves a bit of jazz hands, and doesn’t take itself too seriously.