Cirque Le Soir

Fire-breathing, rope-hanging, cork-popping fun Reviews

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London’s original Cirque du Soir quickly became known as a place to see and be seen following its 2009 launch. Its mood of circus-themed decadence seduced celeb guests including Leo DiCaprio, Usher, Scarlett Johansson – and Lady Gaga, who is said to be such a fan that she was tipped to make an appearance at the launch of Cirque du Soir Mk II in Dubai.

The new venue is in the same spot as the former 400 Club, which closed its doors at The Fairmont two months ago. And it was the same team who threw them open two weeks ago (November 15) with all the fanfare and horn blowing you’d expect from a circus-themed club, including a visit from A-list Lebanese celeb Haifa Wehbe.

The narrow, underground room is decorated in dim hues by the hand of designer Stephane Dupoux, while visitors are greeted by a cast of circus stereotypes; burlesque dancers jut from podiums, fairies spin from ropes hung from the ceiling, and jugglers tend the tables. The best moment, though, is when the troupe comes together in the wee hours for a fire-breathing, cork-popping stage show, in equal parts vaudeville performance and nightclub rabble-rousing.

It’s no surprise that Cirque du Soir landed in Dubai, its high-end theatrics chiming with the city’s brazenly glitzy scene. With talk of a third branch launching in Beirut next year, the city could just have beaten the buzz.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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  • Location: Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
  • Tel: 050 995 5400
  • Travel: Sheikh Zayed Road
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  • Times: Open Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 10.30pm–3am
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Yes

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Posted by: Salema on 08 Nov ' 14 at 19:30

How many tables could you guys possibly have to not let people enter without a damn reservation? Turned away 7 hot girls for nothing. Something is really wrong with those guys at the entrance and not letting people enter without reserving a table for a whopping 5000 dirhams.

Posted by: disa on 04 Nov ' 14 at 12:43
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

Very very poor service starting from the girl outside the club who turns people down,claiming that its full on midnight..and 5 minutes later lets people in.unprofessional !!!!complete waste of time and rude staff..ill make sure everyone i know dont go to that place.

Posted by: Ash on 20 Feb ' 12 at 12:37
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Loved, loved, loved the place !! Cirque gets it right in all areas - music, staff, ambience, prices of entire bunch of friends enjoyed so much that now we look forward to visiting here every weekend apart from telling others too about it !!

Posted by: Valeria lapina on 19 Jan ' 12 at 22:02
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

Hello. I'm writing to say that this place is full of security guards who make you go off the slightly elevated platforms they have in the club. The music is from television namely from MTV dance channel. The place could be interesting for those under 16 as it has something to offer to the under aged. I, having been to other places of dubai, will never go to the Cirque du soir because my experience was a waste of time and it was really disappointing. Valeria Lapina.

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