Dubai has finally found that one venue where car enthusiasts, serious-about-their-espresso crowds and party-hopping fashionistas can co-exist. Located in the smart district of DIFC, the impossibly cool Intersect by Lexus is where you need to be when you have stylish visitors in tow who you need to impress.
Although Dubai is the second city of choice for the Japanese automobile company’s latest manifestation, Lexus has been successful in reaching out to its niche clientele in the emirate. This modern two-floor space perfectly marries luxury with minimalism.
Its muted colour palette and sleek geometric lines are the brainchild of world-renowned Japanese interior designer Masamichi Katayama. The cubed creation, with its intricate bamboo façade, is a library, a bar and an eatery. Its curated collection of art, fashion and design coffee table books deserve your afternoon, while the kitchen serves a mean beetroot and barley risotto.
“To best describe our cuisine, I like to call it ‘feel good food’ because none of the dishes are heavy or overcomplicated. They leave guests feeling nourished and invigorated,” says executive chef Tomas Reger.
Ironic it may seem, but the one thing you can’t do at this classy space is buy a car. Though, the garage on the lower ground floor will always have a car on display, so you can eye up that Lexus model you fancy buying next.
Intersect by Lexus