Dress to impress at latest venue on the nightlife scene 11 Reviews
This new kid on the nightlife scene specialises in tunes from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s; when we first heard about it, we placed it firmly in our ‘top fun’ category. Once you’ve navigated the cryptic entry, which has you driving through The Dubai Mall car park, you’ll be greeted by a disco ball, a drinks menu that mostly sells by the bottle, a gorgeous (mostly Lebanese) crowd and cheesy tunes. The venue caters for a more relaxed bar crowd on weekdays, before ramping up the volume (and the nightclub vibe) at weekends.
On our first visit at 8pm one Thursday evening, we ventured to the club’s upstairs bar area, hoping for after-work nibbles and beverages. The website had said Republique was open from 6pm and served food, yet we arrived to an empty space, the waiters confused by our presence, saying food wasn’t on offer. Slightly annoyed, we headed to The Address Dubai Mall’s restaurant to fill up, only to be turned away when we returned to the club at 11.30pm because it was too full. Grr.
When we finally managed to visit the following Thursday (we made sure to dress to impress), we found the club lively, the interiors suitably irreverent, the tunes addictive and the crowd intimidatingly gorgeous – it’s just a shame it was such a long journey to get there.By Time Out Dubai staff
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