The jarring juxtapositions of tragicomic gothic opulence and sleek modern lounge bar initially make Rare seem a curiosity, but repeated visits prove that, with the help of some nifty theme nights and great in-house DJs, this is one of the funkiest new nightspots in town. Media Rotana (055 505 7580).
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