Amika Dubai

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Is it a lounge? Is it a restaurant? No, it’s Amika, which is a bit of both: a lounge-slash-restaurant, if you will. Amika is very similar in concept to neighbouring Okku, but whereas its Japanese-themed counterpart is primarily a restaurant, Amika’s club is the main event. Those familiar with the brand will know that Amika is a London export: the original is in High Street Kensington, heartland of deck shoes and trust funds.

The Dubai incarnation, while mercifully absent of preening public school boys, ticks all the right boxes for a high-end disco in that it’s dark, has plenty of sizeable bottles behind the bar (doubtless served with some sort of sparkly firework) and an elevated VIP area that’s not only cordoned off by a velvety rope, but features three massive thrones in which important clubbers can sit and laud it over the riff raff. Of course, the slick décor would be nothing without a bit of atmosphere, which is provided by nightly theme events, from ’80s and ’90s Sundaze (on Sundays, get it?) to the requisite ladies’ night.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
Time Out Dubai,

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  • Location: The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 354 4005
  • Travel: Sheikh Zayed Road
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Posted by: Scott Manschester on 11 Nov ' 13 at 04:57
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  • Best for: VIP areas
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Hey Everyone, i went to that Place on Jan 2013, i took dinner with my wife and i finish clubbing there, people are cool and the staff also and the food is amazing, i would love to come back there, i miss dubai ...

Posted by: on 11 Jul ' 12 at 08:37
  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

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