Despite what the name might imply – and the fact that it’s the nightclub of super-rich Italian entrepreneur Flavio Briatore – you don’t have to be able to afford your own private jet to get in, and there’s nobody at the door checking the balance of your bank account, thankfully.
Nevertheless, the welcome is five-star – expect to be escorted into the lift and then into the bar itself (just in case you get lost along the way), sprawled over the first floor of the Taj Dubai.
Billionaire Mansion isn’t just one venue. There’s the main bar, private karaoke rooms, Japanese Sumosan, Italian restaurant Billionaire Grill, and Diamond Kalian, an outdoor bar and terrace.
Inside, the bar is as opulent as you might expect, with high ceilings and a high-tech chandelier, and sofas bordering the dancefloor for when you get tired of strutting your stuff.
On the far side of the room, the bar is separated from the restaurant by a stage where dancers and singers appear to perform short pieces to entertain the crowd.
Outside, the terrace offers a more casual vibe, with huge windows looking across to the Burj Khalifa and plants hanging from the ceiling.
The drinks on offer aren’t only for billionaires, either, you’ll be pleased to find. The mixed drinks are all reasonably priced, and the bartenders – who all look dapper in shirts and braces – know their craft.
It’s a relaxed setting that defies the showiness of its name, but it does know how to throw a good party. Head here for a quiet drink with friends, dinner show or club night. It has a little something for everyone – billionaire, millionaire or not.
The bottom line With four venues in one, this Business Bay spot has you covered.